Open Forum: July 14, 2018

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  1. Elle

    Death Giraffe – if bitten, ears can make you tingle. Accessories can get in the way though.

  2. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lezzos wear some extremely eye catching ear rings. Pendular in the extreme, most of them look home made out of old soup cans. Might be the answer to all this Sunday morning misery.

  3. Elle

    That didn’t quite come out right lol

  4. JC

    Has any man ever gone out with a chick because she had cute ears?

    Think laterally. Would you think a gal with enormous goofy ears cute? I distinctly recall going out with a gal who had literally no ear lobes. I couldn’t overcome that deterrence. It was too much of an ask to accept such an impairment.

  5. Death Giraffe

    Elle
    #2763670, posted on July 15, 2018 at 10:52 am
    Death Giraffe – if bitten, ears can make you tingle. Accessories can get in the way though.

    ..
    Yes yes.
    We all know female ears are an erogenous zone.
    All the more reason not to hang junk off them.
    I’m not asking you to go all Chopper Reid with them.

  6. johanna

    JC
    #2763661, posted on July 15, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Oh, indeed. My lost earring was a unique piece, didn’t cost a lot when I bought it but would be worth a lot now.

    Classic example of an economic illiterate. 3% inflation over 30 years is 760 bucks for an item that originally cost 100 bucks. In other words the real rate is zero. And Johanna was advising government. FMD. No seriously, FMD.

    Heh, heh, as I said upthread, he sounds more and more like demented Democrats.

    It has nothing to do with the inflation rate, dickhead. Since when did the appreciation rate of designer joolery have something to do with the inflation rate?

    Then again, I should allow for the fact that he’s not the brightest bulb on the green and dim screen jockey chandelier.

  7. Uniting Church.

    Oh, them. I thought it was a Christian denomination.

  8. calli

    You heard right, Dover.

    The Uniting Church has decided to celebrate SSM.

    They have also decided to reprint their Bibles with truncated versions of Paul’s letters and minus Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Also any references to personal holiness and the wages of sin.*

    * not necessarily true, but they might as well have

  9. Diogenes:

    Instead of green olive drab or khaki got feldgrau. 🙂 Didn’t matter all toasty warm as she used a pattern she used for the brother who eventually left his arm at Stalingrad. The socks had 2 soles and in between was a nice thick layer of felt/cotton/unspun wool sooooo much better than the issued stuff.

    Wouldn’t happen to know what unit the brother was in, would you?

  10. It’s tragic that the president of the Uniting Church, Deidre Palmer, calls Christ’s view of marriage, the ‘traditional’ view, and argues that it ought to be optional whether or not that was the view the ministers of its Church should continue with.

  11. JC

    It has nothing to do with the inflation rate, dickhead. Since when did the appreciation rate of designer joolery have something to do with the inflation rate?

    YOU claimed they were worth more now and I nicely explained it wasn’t true.
    It’s a proxy for the time value of money, you annoying nitwit. I was actually being generous to you and used the inflation rate rather than ROI expectation which over the past 30 years would be around double the CPI. In that case, your “ they would be worth a lot more now” is sounds even stupider. Enough, as you’re boring now.

  12. nemkat

    Watto hasn’t got earlobes.
    Whether that’s indicative of something else missing, I couldn’t say.

  13. Speaking of valuation, Nemkat reckoned the bond rate was the inflation rate.

    Want to say why, Nemkat?

  14. JC

    Speaking of valuation, Nemkat reckoned the bond rate was the inflation rate.

    I knew it. Numbnuts and Johanna are either the same person or dating.

  15. nemkat

    Are you saying that the Bond ReDiscount Rate doesn’t always equal the real Inflation Rate, Frank W?

  16. Steve trickler

    American dollars putting on a show.

    Stunning shot from the Mach Loop.



  17. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking of valuation, Nemkat reckoned the bond rate was the inflation rate.

    Please, please, gentle people.
    Enough with the ecomomics debate.
    This is not that sort of blog.

  18. Yes, knucklehead, the nominal bond rate is not necessarily the real or nominal inflation rate, nor the real discount rate.

    Get an education you bum.

  19. JC

    Numbnuts, what the fuck is the real inflation rate, you unmitigated drongo.

  20. johanna

    Just been listening to a mix tape including John Lennon – our life together is so precious and all that. So narcisstic. Our love is so special – what bullshit!

    Tape has moved on to a fave – she blinded me with science. One of the great pop hits of all time/

    But, when we are talking about the Great Man, he has his secrets.

    Magazine’s The Great Man’s Secrets – they were a magnificent band.

  21. duncanm

    Just been listening to a mix tape including John Lennon – our life together is so precious and all that. So narcisstic.

    Yup.

    “Imagine” – a world with no hope

  22. calli

    It’s tragic that the president of the Uniting Church, Deidre Palmer, calls Christ’s view of marriage, the ‘traditional’ view, and argues that it ought to be optional whether or not that was the view the ministers of its Church should continue with.

    They have disassociated themselves willingly from the body of Christ. They are no longer part of the Church, no matter what they pretend to be.

    There is no “traditional” view. There is only one view. They have abandoned it.

    I’m reminded of Aslan’s conversation with Jill Pole by the stream. Looks like they’ll go thirsty rather than accept danger.

  23. nemkat

    Here you go, Frank [and JC]:
    The Bond Rediscount Rate always equals the [real] inflation Rate

    https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-ii-forum/91309146
    ”Real”, as opposed to what lies the Treasury is telling.
    Explained by experts.

  24. duncanm

    Katherine Murphy from The Guardian appears to be wearing fishnet stockings on Insiders. Is that appropriate for a Sunday morning? It is our ABC, so anything goes, I guess. Personally, I save the fishnets for a Saturday night.

    you’re assuming Katherine made it home last night.

  25. Has anyone ever come across the far-out theory that the hippie movement in the US was co-opted or directed by the deep state as an attempted foil to the peace movement?

    Given stuff like MK Ultra, Mockingbird, current creeps like the Stork and older ones like James Jesus Angleton*, etc, it is not credible per se but it is plausible.

    *Was he the character basis for “cancer-man” in fiction?

    When you look into this far out stuff, you see that they’ve been saying for years that the NYT has been giving the deep state a Dutch Rudder the whole time.

  26. The Bond Rediscount Rate always equals the [real] inflation Rate

    No.

    Fuck off.

    The central bank OMO rate does not necessarily equal the real (or nominal) inflation rate. Most of the time, it does not.

    If that is truly on the CFA, then the CFA is a piece of shit certificate and I feel sorry for the blokes I know who have done the course.

    Please stop trolling us with your homespun ignorance.

  27. They have disassociated themselves willingly from the body of Christ. They are no longer part of the Church, no matter what they pretend to be.

    There is no “traditional” view. There is only one view. They have abandoned it.

    Indeed, Calli.

  28. Jesus Christ…

    Just read the link Nemkat supplied.

    Nemkat – you are illiterate, stupid or just trolling.

    Read the forum thread. Your ideas are totally wrong, explained on that very forum you use as a source.

    You. Are. Talking. Out. Of. Your. Goddamned. Arse.

  29. Shy Ted

    ABC radio now saying Tommy Robinson and we of his ilk are no longer hard right, we’re ultra right. Wonder what next week’ buzzphrase will be to mislabel the centre?

  30. calli

    I cried as I typed that, Dover. Still snuffling. It’s heartbreaking, but it’s their choice.

  31. Shy Ted
    #2763705, posted on July 15, 2018 at 11:38 am

    “To the hyper right of Thanos and Surtur…”?

  32. nemkat

    The Bond Rediscount Rate always equals the Inflation Rate.
    You can take that to the Bank.

    So, to go back to yesterday arvos conversation on the Malcolm is aWinner thread,, it shouldn’t be hard to discover whether or not real wages peaked in 1970.
    Step 1. Find out te Bond Rediscount rate for every year since 1970
    2. Do the Arithmetic
    3. Compare that figure to the rise in Wages 1970-2017.
    4. Bingo. Enlightenment.

  33. johanna

    Thinking further about discussions above – what a tophole use of media the Trump presidency is.

    He doesn’t take any notice of JC, thank goodness, despite his endless ‘advice.’ You know, ‘well if I was Trump, I would …’

    Oh dear, thankfully he is not Trump’s left smallest toenail clipping, because he changes his mind (such as it is) every time the wind changes direction.

    This hairy little Sicilian bully, lacking in charm, looks, education and brains is apparently polite when faced with people face to face. Yet, somehow, he is a different person here. Of course, that wouldn’t be because he is a totally inadequate dickhead who is utterly ruled by his wife and her family.

    Nup. 🙂

  34. Tel

    The Bond Rediscount Rate always equals the [real] inflation Rate

    You linked to a guy talking about the Fisher equation, and what you have come up with is a somewhat peculiar way of interpreting said Fisher equation.

    Think of it this way: if someone wants return on their money at a certain rate, they must factor in the future loss due to inflation before calculating what the real return is. The quickest approximation is simply subtract off the inflation rate (although it’s wrong to add and subtract rates, it’s pretty close in most common situations). For example, I see a corporate bond offering 5% P/A return, but I know inflation is likely to be 2% P/A so I do the subtraction in my head and come up with a 3% real return.

    That’s basically all the Fisher equation is, and most importantly it depends on people being able to reasonably well predict what inflation is likely to be for the duration of their investment. Thus, central banks carry on about how they can best manipulate “inflation expectations”.

  35. nemkat

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #2763704

    Jeez, Frank, settle down.
    My link proved that you are a Troll, but it’s not as if that fact has ever been in dispute.

  36. Nemkat think’s he has proven that the government bond rate is the real inflation rate.

    FMD. There is an endless supply of economic crankery.

    The implication of zero inflation is of course, zero interest and social credit.

  37. Jeez, Frank, settle down.
    My link proved that you are a Troll, but it’s not as if that fact has ever been in dispute.

    Settle down, attention seeker.

    I’ve been on this forum on and off for 17 years. I’ve posted a few guest posts.

    Please shut up and be more polite.

    Almost certain you are a Gargooley bot now.

    “How can I disrupt a constructive discussion between conservatives and libertarians? I know, utter stupidity!”

  38. Frank

    …Dutch Rudder…

    Thanks Dot.

  39. nemkat

    Okay Frank, you’ve been trolling for 17 years, so you’re not an unknown quantity.

    You could be more welcoming of a newcomer, but it appears hysteria is more your style.

  40. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From johanna at 10:10 am:

    “…

    Here in Queanbeyan, what with it being -6.5 the other night, things are a bit quiet on the gardening front. OTOH, some plants are very sensitive to the increasing daylight. The days are about 12 minutes longer than at the bottom. Buds are appearing here and there.

    Jonquils are up.

    … daily and seasonal changes, this is the go to website. It is set to Canberra, but just reset it to your location.”

    Pssst, over here johanna, hidden behind the curtains. I am conscious that the memo has gone out to not engage with you, for fear of a frightening keyboard thumping from a couple of thousand kilometres distant, from the head prefect.

    I have used the site you referenced for years, very useful. It notifies daylight saving periods and adjusts for it, for example. This is another which will interest you at Geoscience Australia. You can find your latitude and longtitude on the BOM site, All NSW Observations, Queanbeyan.

    For example, you can obtain localised sunrise and sunset for a period of days or for a whole year, which had practical application for us as just one of the variables in planning for forming and pouring of major drainage structures in north coast towns like Mackay. The tide levels can range over five or more metres, crocodiles arrive with the incoming flow and summer morning heat can slow blokes down to a crawl – one plans for work in the dead of night under lights and last and first light times become important.

  41. johanna

    Hey Mick, I know that an antifa has been placed on me, and I don’t give a rat’s, as indeed you don’t about the one that has been placed on you.

    Childish Mean Girls games here, how pathetic.

    I suppose that it makes them feel virtuous.

  42. stackja

    Wimbledon’s decision to delay the women’s final was met with a swift reaction from fans and writers alike and was labelled as “sexism”.

    Women took just an hour and five minutes.
    While men took hours.
    Sexism?

    WIMBLEDON queen Serena Williams was sensationally denied her eighth grass court crown in an incredible capitulation against German Angelique Kerber in the Ladies’ Final on Sunday morning (AEST).
    The 23-major winner’s fairytale return to professional tennis following the birth of her daughter was marred by a whopping 24 unforced errors, handing Kerber her third grand slam and first Wimbledon title.
    The title match, while treating fans to lengthy rallies and glimpses of the 36-year-old’s renowned precision and power on-court, took just an hour and five minutes before Kerber — who hit just five unforced errors — was lifting the sport’s crown jewel.
    Williams was gracious in defeat, sharing a laugh with the victor before receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.

    Djokovic overcomes Nadal in five hours 15 minutes
    Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at the top of tennis by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11-9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival Rafael Nadal in a match suspended overnight.
    “It really could have gone either way,” said Djokovic, who is bidding for a fourth championship at the All England Club and 13th grand slam title overall.
    “Basically until the last shot, I didn’t know if I was going to win.”
    He will face Kevin Anderson in the final. Anderson beat John Isner in a six-and-a half hour semi-final that ended at 26-24 in the fifth set on Friday night, pushing back the start of Djokovic vs Nadal.
    The second semi-final then was halted when the third set ended just past 11:00pm (local time) because of a neighbourhood curfew.

    The South African needed six hours and 36 minutes to see off Isner 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 26-24 in a truly epic encounter featuring 102 aces and 96 service games but just six breaks.
    The match was the second-longest in professional tennis history, behind only Isner’s record-setting 11-hour, five-minute first-round Wimbledon triumph over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in 2010.

  43. C.L.

    Fairfax does a love ‘n cuddles puff piece on Craig McLachlan’s accuser, more or less implying he is guilty and casting her a heroine and martyr. Why wait for the stupid old court to decide these things? That doesn’t apply to leftists in contemporary Australia.

    Whelan Browne’s next TV role will be as a “maniacal parent” in the AFI award-winning ABC comedy drama Mustangs FC about a group of outcasts who take it up to the boys by starting their club’s first all-girl soccer team. “It’s about young girls kicking arse and friendship and I just love it.”

    Indeed.

  44. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From johanna at 10:10 am:

    Further to my post at 12:05 – BOM site data on rain days and wind speed/gusting are also important in job costing and pre planning. One needs to allow for work time losses likely from wet conditions and wind inhibiting crane operations and BOM daily records are good for that (and readily accessible).

  45. Steve trickler

    A nice distraction from smelly socks. (:

    They enter the loop at the 2:20 mark.

    Fantastic part of the world to live, knowing this show goes on above your head on a yearly basis. Lucky them.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9rA_pTYGSs

    That tripod shot above is insane. Better than Star Wars! No CGI.

  46. cohenite

    The government bond rate is the real inflation rate.

    That’s pretty stupid.

  47. Whelan Browne’s next TV role will be as a “maniacal parent” in the AFI award-winning ABC comedy drama Mustangs FC about a group of outcasts who take it up to the boys by starting their club’s first all-girl soccer team. “It’s about young girls kicking arse and friendship and I just love it.”

    It is all about misandry.

  48. JC

    Here’s a laugh, I thought Mickie Goldcoast has been hiding behind the bushes for the past year, peering over the hedge occasionally to see if the coast is clear. He”s built up a head of steam and here he is… the “edacated” Goldcoast spiv.

    I bet this is what attracts him to the tax eating parasite.

    This hairy little Sicilian bully, lacking in charm, looks, education and brains is apparently polite when faced with people face to face.

    Mickie loves that stuff. He’s like a fly with shit when it comes to this stuff.

    Mickie, try as you might, but the spiv oozes out in your posts. It’s just too hard to cover up for you. Still embarrassed about having an Asian wife, you sad fucking jerk?

  49. Stimpson J. Cat

    Lizzie, is Rabz still wearing that ugly, heavily striped suit that reveals in excruciating detail his unimpressive testicles, talk about Too Much Unwanted Information?

    It’s a Sunday people.
    You should all be in Church or working like myself and Monty.
    Just outrageous.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    Tinta I had to google snood Goddamned Ethnic words.
    The problem with women wearing animal prints is that they are a symbol of MK Ultra sexbot programming.**
    Everyone knows this.

    **Bettie Page is the exception. **

  51. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sicilian

    Just say Black.
    I saw it in True Romance do it must be true.

  52. Elle

    Steve trickler, love the videos you post of planes flying fast. Goose bumps, from this gal who is afraid of flying. I can’t look away!

  53. Stimpson J. Cat

    we’re ultra right. Wonder what next week’ buzzphrase will be to mislabel the centre?

    Ultra Nationalists is the next big term.
    They were the bad guys in COD Modern Warfare and set off a nuke.

  54. JC

    It’s a Sunday people.
    You should all be in Church or working like myself and Monty.
    Just outrageous.

    Or it’s loon day. Rbaz hasn’t been around for ages and she still attacks him. I wonder if it’s because he rejected her advance out of hand. I just wonder. 🙂

    And there’s there’s the Goldcoast spiv, still walking around with his head down because his One Nation support in the 90’s now makes him look like a total spiv.

  55. Rae

    Rbaz hasn’t been around for ages

    Percy Popinjay.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s a Sunday people.
    You should all be in Church or working like myself and Monty.
    Just outrageous.

    Just back from church.
    And giving thanks to God for a beautiful, if slightly frigid, day!

  57. Stimpson J. Cat

    Christ’s view of marriage

    Who cares what Jesus thinks about marriage?
    It never interested him.
    He was a literal bastard single man about town, a player, a hero to them hoes.
    Unmarried people need to shut the f$ck up about marriage.
    They have no idea of the cross it is to bear.

  58. Leo G

    Numbnuts, what the f**k is the real inflation rate, ….

    Must be the inflation rate, adjusted for inflation.

  59. Elle

    Rae and nemkat appear to be the same dudes.

  60. Stimpson J. Cat

    Uniting Church

    As if they are even a real Church Jesus Christ.
    They are hippies that shave.
    Scientology has more credibility.

  61. nemkat

    cohenite
    #2763733
    The government bond rate is the real inflation rate.

    That’s pretty stupid.

    Right, but it’s Frank who’s saying that.
    As you probably know, he doesn’t come here for the huntin.

  62. JC

    Right, but it’s Frank who’s saying that.
    As you probably know, he doesn’t come here for the huntin.

    No he didn’t. You did. You also came up with that illiterate nonsense about bond rates, inflation and wages.

  63. Confused Old Misfit

    Unmarried people need to shut the f$ck up about marriage.
    They have no idea of the cross it is to bear.

    Or the blessings it can bestow!

  64. old bloke

    johanna
    #2763636, posted on July 15, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Thanks Johanna, that’s a useful site.

  65. DrBeauGan

    Or the blessings it can bestow!

    Name three.

  66. nemkat

    Sure.
    The Bond Rediscount Rate is the real Inflation Rate.
    Nothing controversial about that, it’s widely accepted [though not widely advertised].

    The issue is if Real Wages were higher in 1970 than today.
    I say yes, Frank got hysterical.

  67. Steve trickler

    Elle
    #2763742, posted on July 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    Steve trickler, love the videos you post of planes flying fast. Goose bumps, from this gal who is afraid of flying. I can’t look away!

    Good morning.

    Flight is wonderful. I hope you can overcome your fear of it.



  68. DrBeauGan

    For the man, that is. It’s a good deal for the woman.

  69. Confused Old Misfit

    Dr. BG
    1. Comfort
    2. Children
    3. Companionship

    Now piss off!

  70. nemkat

    No illiteracy here.
    The real Inflation Rate 1970-2017 should be ascertainable by reference to the Rediscount Rate in each of those years.
    It far outstripped Wage growth over that period, that’s for sure.
    Conclusion:
    In real terms, Wages were far higher in 1970 than it is now.

  71. JC

    Numbnuts

    What the fuck is the bond re-discount rate? You mean the discount rate?

    You nimbus, stop talking about shit you don’t understand. Bonds can trade up and down through par because the coupon rate is fixed, so if there is a movement in interest rates (with the coupon being fixed) the face value of the bond itself will have to adjust to reflect the new interest rate level.

    The price is reflective of the perceived future inflation rate and nothing else. The market could be right or wrong. STFU.

  72. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Knight, a tall, lanky man in his early seventies with a mat of silver hair, is the leader of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement—VHEMT (pronounced “vehement”) for short — a worldwide crusade of at least 9,000 people who have voluntarily decided not to have children. The idea behind VHEMT is that Homo sapiens have caused so much damage to the planet already that the only thing that can restore the balance is for humanity to go extinct, and the only humane way to do that is by refusing to procreate.

  73. Snoopy

    The idea behind VHEMT is that Homo sapiens have caused so much damage to the planet already that the only thing that can restore the balance is for humanity to go extinct, and the only humane way to do that is by refusing to procreate.

    Surely the true believers should suicide?

  74. Confused Old Misfit

    a tall, lanky man in his early seventies with a mat of silver hair, is the leader of the…VHEMT

    Well I’m a tall pot bellied formerly lanky man in his late seventies and with all due respect, which amounts to none, Mr. Knight can F.O.
    There never has been a “balance” to restore. The twit should study some geology.

  75. JC

    Of course, there is no derived “real” inflation rate, rather, I should say the official figure is too low.

    The official figures and higher calculations estimating inflation, of course, do not equate with the government bond rate.

    Anyone who thinks wages were higher in 1970 than now are off their head. Numbnuts is saying Australian standards of living peaked in 1970 – loopy stuff.

  76. Unmarried people need to shut the f$ck up about marriage.
    They have no idea of the cross it is to bear.

    I don’t need to eat a shit pie to know it has shit in it.

  77. Snoopy

    Numbnuts is saying Australian standards of living peaked in 1970 – loopy stuff.

    By many measures the quality of life has been on a downward trajectory since then.

  78. Elle

    Steve trickler, thank you. Stunning! Amazing! Meditative.

  79. Oh come on

    Apparently Charles and William didn’t meet Trump. Very poor form, especially for Charles. There is a not-insignificant chance that Charles will be the UK Head of State while DJT is the US Head of State. The Prince of Wales doesn’t seem to understand the constitutional role he will soon have, and how this role transcends his personal feelings and opinions. If the royal family turns into an SJW outlet, it is doomed.

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    I don’t need to eat a shit pie to know it has shit in it.

    And that’s why your line will end with you.
    Whereas my descendants will be mighty goldenish haired White Ching Chongs bestriding the spaceways in their nuclear spaceships hunting alien scum to destroy.

  81. Oh come on

    Knight, a tall, lanky man in his early seventies with a mat of silver hair, is the leader of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement—VHEMT (pronounced “vehement”) for short — a worldwide crusade of at least 9,000 people who have voluntarily decided not to have children.

    That is a terrible idea and as a right wing death beast I strongly urge all greens and luvvie lefties NOT to follow this example! Small government conservatives and classical liberals everywhere think it’s a truly awful idea!

  82. Confused Old Misfit

    Whereas my descendants will be mighty goldenish haired White Ching Chongs bestriding the spaceways in their nuclear spaceships hunting alien scum to destroy.

    And mine will ride with them!

  83. Oh come on

    Jacob Rees-Mogg: bless him! The man is an oasis of sanity.

  84. Oh come on

    Forward it to all your lefty acquaintances, Calli, and make sure you really drum into them your disapproval of the concept. It’s just wrong and right-wingers everywhere are unanimous in their condemnation of it.

  85. DrBeauGan

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2763767, posted on July 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm
    Dr. BG
    1. Comfort
    2. Children
    3. Companionship

    Now piss off!

    1. You don’t need to be married to have comfort. I’ve got lots of it.
    2. I’ve got children; I was married at the time. I like children, in small numbers. Large numbers make me reach for the cockroach spray.
    3. I don’t need companionship much, and I can get all I want without having to get married.

    You sound like the slave trying to convince himself that slavery is really enjoyable. Not at all convincing to anyone who is free.

  86. max

    This is what you do after you’ve been to the Uniting Church in the morning.

    RALLY – MELBOURNE – JULY 15
    MELBOURNE TOWN HALL – SUNDAY JULY 15 – 2pm – 4:30pm

    CLICK HERE FOR A GUARANTEED SEAT

    This is your opportunity to protest against the ABC funding cuts, continual political interference against our public broadcaster and any suggestion of selling off or privatising the ABC.

    The meeting will be chaired by 
Peter Greste, the courageous journalist – jailed as a political prisoner in Egypt for 400 days until international pressure caused his release – and founder the Alliance for Journalist Freedom.

    Also speaking are:

    Magda Szubanski, much loved television and film actor, comedienne, author and crusader for democratic freedoms and other causes, including marriage equality.
    Professor Fiona Stanley AC, former ABC Board Member, World leader in medical science and public health and 2003 Australian of the Year.
    Margaret Reynolds, ABC Friends National President, former Federal Senator and Cabinet Minister.
    Jon Faine, outstanding ABC Melbourne Radio presenter on 774, author, lawyer and journalist.
    Tim Solly, musician and actor who will also sing our anthem Where Would We Be Without Our ABC?
    ABC Defenders and representatives of ABC staff.
    plus a roaming mike for attendees to share their voice.

  87. Oh come on

    CLICK HERE FOR A GUARANTEED SEAT

    Every mainline Protestant church can make this offer.

  88. calli

    Whereas my descendants will be mighty goldenish haired White Ching Chongs bestriding the spaceways in their nuclear spaceships hunting alien scum to destroy.

    And mine will ride with them!

    And mine will be exploring entrepreneurial opportunities along the way.

  89. max

    who will also sing our anthem Where Would We Be Without Our ABC?

    Now that would be an anthem just begging for a rewrite !

  90. Gab

    Hey Calli. Did you see the gardening swan I posted for you on the previous page? he’s gorgeous. Actually pulls out weeds and dumps them. Also trims hedges and spits out the leaves and then feeds the goldfish., beak to fishy lips. Quite remarkable.

  91. cuckoo

    Yet again we see why any court case involving scientific evidence should never involve a jury. The laugh-out-loud ludicrous claim that talcum powder can cause cancer has been okayed by a jury of utter scientific illiterates. If talcum powder caused cancer most of the western world would have that cancer. You might as well say teabags cause cancer. At least Johnson & Johnson are appealing this idiotic result.

  92. cohenite

    Knight, a tall, lanky man in his early seventies with a mat of silver hair, is the leader of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement—VHEMT (pronounced “vehement”) for short — a worldwide crusade of at least 9,000 people who have voluntarily decided not to have children. The idea behind VHEMT is that Homo sapiens have caused so much damage to the planet already that the only thing that can restore the balance is for humanity to go extinct, and the only humane way to do that is by refusing to procreate.

    I hate these pricks, there’s something dead inside them and they wish to project it on others. We live in an infinite universe and these goats are saying we, humans, are too destructive to explore and stake out claims on that universe.

  93. Eddystone

    The street corner meeting with Penny Wong and Reg Coutts (Labor candidate for Mayo) didn’t go very smoothly.

    First up, kudos to them that it was an actual street meeting, albeit very sparsely attended by the hoi polloi.

    I asked Reg the question, “What changes does Labor propose to make to the border protection laws, and what level of immigration, including refugees, does Labor think appropriate for Australia?”

    Penny was chatting to someone else, so I only got to talk to Reg.

    He first tried to deflect the question, saying that he was here to talk about Mayo issues.

    I said that as he aspires to be a member of the federal government, the question was relevant.

    So he started to waffle on about 457 visas, apparently unaware that they have been replaced, until I reminded him.

    Then a Labor supporter standing there started on the old “terrorists wouldn’t come on leaky boats” schtick, which Reg agreed with.

    When I took issue with this, he asked me for evidence of terrorists coming in on illegal boats.
    “It’s all about evidence”, he said.

    So I said there was no evidence that they hadn’t come in via that route.

    To which he replied, “They could come in via a moon landing too.”

    I told him I was wasting my time listening to smart arse comments like that and took myself off in high dudgeon.

    Mind you, the ladies on the next corner handing out “Stop Live Exports” leaflets had got me a bit riled when they called me rude for;
    a) supporting live exports
    b) not wanting to discuss it with them.

  94. cuckoo

    there’s something dead inside them and they wish to project it on others

    And the ABC was running a nauseating ‘tribute’ to the annoying old bastard who went to Switzerland to be put down. You would have thought he was Albert Schweitzer or Nelson Mandela. At least they finally found someone even more annoying than Ross Garnaut.

  95. cuckoo
    #2763795, posted on July 15, 2018 at 2:23 pm
    Yet again we see why any court case involving scientific evidence should never involve a jury. The laugh-out-loud ludicrous claim that talcum powder can cause cancer has been okayed by a jury of utter scientific illiterates. If talcum powder caused cancer most of the western world would have that cancer. You might as well say teabags cause cancer. At least Johnson & Johnson are appealing this idiotic result.

    Have a look at the quantum of damages.

    If they lose the appeal, the 9000 pending suits will literally cause a depression in the US; payouts equal to 10% of one year’s GDP!

  96. calli

    The swans here are loafers. They mooch around on the lake looking decorative. That is all.

    I want a gardening swan. A gardening duck would do at a pinch. A gardening egret would be asking way too much.

  97. Eddystone

    Re the above street corner meeting, Reg Coutts, the Labor candidate, clearly was not comfortable fielding questions on immigration and there was quite a bit more to and fro than I outlined above to try and pin him down, and ultimately he had to resort to sarcasm.

    I’m quite cross with myself for not staying cooler and continuing the dialogue. “Labor preparing for Moon invasion” was a headline that occurred to me after I had stamped off. Oh well.

  98. Rae

    CLICK HERE FOR A GUARANTEED SEAT

    Every mainline Protestant church can make this offer.

    Pretty much every Catholic church too. We tykes don’t crowd out the pews like we once did.

  99. calli

    ATM I have the now-recovered Beloved pressure washing the outdoor furniture. His six weeks of King Farouking is up.

    I run a tight ship. 🙂

  100. Eddystone

    Penny Wong has much greyer hair than in her campaign photos.

  101. calli

    Fatherhood will do that to you.

  102. Eddystone

    Don’t I know it Calli!

  103. Confused Old Misfit

    Dr BG
    I’ve had 55 years of happiness having made a good life decision. Not everyone is so fortunate.
    You, apparently, lack the good fortune to have done so.
    Nevertheless, there is no real reason for you to denigrate the institution of marriage as others experience it.
    Because you failed and someone else succeeded does not make you right and them wrong.

    If you are having trouble comprehending the phrase “Piss Off”, Google it.

  104. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not at all convincing to anyone who is free.

    There is no such thing as freedom.
    Only when we cure baldness, will men truly be free.

  105. Chris

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    Back in the day, on exercise with the military, I got a parcel, properly addressed, with my name, rank and service number. Inside were three very good pairs of woolen, military pattern socks, all hand knitted.

    It emerged that my great grand mother – an avid knitter – had heard that one of the family was serving, and decided that knitting socks was the least she could do. After all, she’d knitted socks, for soldiers all those years ago – 1916 to be precise.

    When the Centenary of WW1 started off, a knitting teacher I know was asked to do socks for a poster on the CWA’s role on the home front in the Great War.
    She had done a lot of commission knitting, and one of her customers, an older gent, just LOVED him some hand-knitted socks. But while she was doing them she checked her work – one sock she made had turned the corner for the heel twice. Oops!
    She also has a spinning wheel made for her by a Mr Wright (from long memory). He was turning them to a design he had made for Perth women to spin the yarn, then knit into socks in the Great War.

  106. Oh come on

    LOL some Poms and Euro-weeny types are outraged – outraged! – that DJT didn’t bow to the Queen and Melania didn’t curtsey.

    Look, the US just had a President who bowed, scraped and grovelled to foreign heads of state. He was rubbish.

  107. Confused Old Misfit
    #2763809, posted on July 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    Dr BG
    I’ve had 55 years of happiness having made a good life decision. Not everyone is so fortunate.
    You, apparently, lack the good fortune to have done so.
    Nevertheless, there is no real reason for you to denigrate the institution of marriage as others experience it.
    Because you failed and someone else succeeded does not make you right and them wrong.

    If you are having trouble comprehending the phrase “Piss Off”, Google it.

    Erm, no one needs to fail to have a marriage blow up on them and get divorce r4p3d.

    This is why men are staying away. You can do everything right and still get screwed over seven ways from Sunday.

    Not even Channing Tatum or Brad Pitt can keep their wives; let’s be honest women are generally depreciating assets [let’s be totally honest about SMV and fertility] and until men go senile…we appreciate. We cannot compete with Daddy gov (who we fund anyway…)

    Marriage certainly seems like it was good deal back in 1963.

    Marriage is almost a universally dumb idea in 2018.

    The only good reason to get married is to have a family. People young enough to consider this should contemplate if this quickly regressing penal colony and shitshow of a pretend country is really the best place for that.

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    And mine will be exploring entrepreneurial opportunities along the way.

    Yours may design and build and maintain the beautiful 360 gardens of contemplative peace and oxygen and food and tranquility inside my children’s mighty ships of conquest, even though your descendants are not Mexican.
    Gardening and landscaping is a noble pursuit that will be much valued and prized in my new universe.
    And those that practice it will be feted as fellow heroes.

  109. When the Centenary of WW1 started off, a knitting teacher I know was asked to do socks for a poster on the CWA’s role on the home front in the Great War.
    She had done a lot of commission knitting, and one of her customers, an older gent, just LOVED him some hand-knitted socks. But while she was doing them she checked her work – one sock she made had turned the corner for the heel twice. Oops!
    She also has a spinning wheel made for her by a Mr Wright (from long memory). He was turning them to a design he had made for Perth women to spin the yarn, then knit into socks in the Great War.

    Was the CWA even around back then? A lot of the old buildings I have seen have founding dates from the 1920s. Maybe a lag due to the Great War, I suppose?

  110. Stimpson J. Cat

    The only good reason to get married is to have a family.

    You are going to do an Iranian Princess Rita Panahi solo mystery pregnancy aren’t you Dot?

  111. Boambee John

    Frank W at 1427

    If they lose the appeal, the 9000 pending suits will literally cause a depression in the US; payouts equal to 10% of one year’s GDP!

    If they lose the appeal, Johnson and Johnson will declare bankrupcy, the claimants will get nothing, and the staff will lose their jobs.

  112. ot even Channing Tatum or Brad Pitt can keep their wives; let’s be honest women are generally depreciating assets [let’s be totally honest about SMV and fertility] and until men go senile…we appreciate. We cannot compete with Daddy gov (who we fund anyway…)

    Marriage certainly seems like it was good deal back in 1963.

    Marriage is almost a universally dumb idea in 2018.

    Well, this is not surprising if you think of marriage as nothing more than a mobile phone contract, and one that you can ditch as soon as you see a better deal.

  113. DrBeauGan

    I know what piss off means, misfit. It’s just that unlike you, I’m not in the habit of obeying orders.

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    Well, this is not surprising if you think of marriage as nothing more than a mobile phone contract, and one that you can ditch as soon as you see a better deal.

    There is much more to marriage than marrying a woman who can cook, or a woman who won’t subscribe to the New York Times.
    Just ask Arky or JC.

    😁

  115. cohenite

    So talcum powder is now banned; just fucking terrific.

  116. DrBeauGan

    Marriage was a reasonable for a man deal back in the days when it was one of only two legal ways of getting sex and the other involved cash on the nail. Feminism changed all that.😁

  117. Well, this is not surprising if you think of marriage as nothing more than a mobile phone contract, and one that you can ditch as soon as you see a better deal.

    Your conclusion is arse backwards. It is not men who come into divorce proceedings with a cash and prizes mentality or who can marry the government.

  118. If they lose the appeal, Johnson and Johnson will declare bankrupcy, the claimants will get nothing, and the staff will lose their jobs.

    Not up on US bankruptcy laws, but what about the corporate veil and the damage done if no one wants to buy the assets because of the associated liability?

  119. Every mainline Protestant church can make this offer.

    In my experience RC are equally as capable of ramming this type of stuff down our necks.
    I’ve suffered through gun-control sermons from Roman Catholic Bishops.

  120. cohenite

    From a report on the talcum powder case:

    For decades, talcum powder has been used on babies. Women sometimes use it, too, particularly on genital areas to absorb moisture and reduce odours.

    The claim is for ovarian cancer because the talcum powder was alleged to contain asbestos. J&J deny this; but the real issue is how did the powder get from the outside of the minge to the inside.

  121. Look, the US just had a President who bowed, scraped and grovelled to foreign heads of state. He was rubbish.

    To be fair to the recently-departed President, he was known for bowing, sometimes quite low, but never to heads of state of friendly Anglo nations.

  122. I’ve suffered through gun-control sermons from Roman Catholic Bishops.

    You know what to do.

    http://jpfo.org/

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    Women sometimes use it, too, particularly on genital areas to absorb moisture and reduce odours.

    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  124. Your conclusion is arse backwards. It is not men who come into divorce proceedings with a cash and prizes mentality or who can marry the government.

    I’m not talking about men.

  125. Death Giraffe

    DrBeauGan
    #2763763, posted on July 15, 2018 at 1:40 pm
    Or the blessings it can bestow!

    Name three.

    ..
    Cleaning.
    Cooking.
    As well as doing all the cooking and cleaning, I also get to make videos about Model A Fords.

  126. calli

    let’s be honest women are generally depreciating assets

    Lol. You appear to be meeting the wrong type of women.

    Expand your horizons.

  127. nemkat

    cuckoo
    #2763795
    Yet again we see why any court case involving scientific evidence should never involve a jury.

    Rubbish.
    Have a look at a can of ”Talcum” Powder. Contents are: Cornflour.
    Contents used to be Talc.
    Reason for the change? Talc contains Asbestos, as one bloke in America kept insisting in the face of ridicule.
    Johnson & Johnson worked it out years ago, hence the change to Cornflour.

    It was inevitable that they’d lose when the Lawsuits started.

  128. calli

    This thread appars to be infected with Hyphen-Dugongitis!

  129. Death Giraffe

    Still.
    If you aren’t a trophy husband, marriage is pretty shit.

  130. Mater

    Then a Labor supporter standing there started on the old “terrorists wouldn’t come on leaky boats” schtick, which Reg agreed with.

    Eddystone,
    Terrorists have entered the US claiming refugee status. See Ramzi Yousef, responsible for the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing, the bombing of Philippine Airlines Flight 434, and other rot.

    How did he get into the US to bomb the World Trade Centre?

    On 1 September 1992, Yousef entered the United States with an Iraqi passport of disputed authenticity…
    Yousef was held for 72 hours and repeatedly interrogated, but INS holding cells were overcrowded. Yousef, requesting political asylum, was given a hearing date of 9 November 1992. He told Jersey City Police that he was Abdul Basit Mahmud Abdul Karim, a Pakistani national born and brought up in Kuwait, and that he had lost his passport. On December 31, 1992, the Pakistani Consulate in New York issued a temporary passport to Abdul Basit Mahmud Abdul Karim.

    The World Trade Centre bombing occurred on 26 Feb 1993.

  131. Makka

    I weally wish JC and johanna would fk off with their feud to another thread. Every fkg day geez.
    Spare a thought for the innocents, eh? FMD.

  132. Don’t be precious Calli.

    Women don’t want to marry a 20-year-old man and men don’t want to marry a 55-year-old woman who wants kids via fertility treatment.

    Biology is amoral but also non-judgmental.

    If marriage is about just having someone to talk to, I have female friends, but I also have male friends and I can buy a dog.

  133. You know what to do.

    I did. Not often one gets to tell a Bishop to get their act together & do their bluddee job.
    Quite a good feeling giving orders to a Bishop.

  134. Oh come on

    Marriage is for most people, not for everyone. Some older unmarried men like Dr BG are perfectly content with their lot and prefer it to being married. Some older unmarried women, too.

    However, the lopsided ratio of females to males in the older age dating market (IIRC it’s something like 5 women to every man) suggests that dot’s point about a single woman’s ‘value’ to the opposite sex decreases over time, while a single man’s increases, is valid.

    There was a lot of hoo-ha recently over the concept of ‘incels’, ie. involuntarily celibate people, and the focus was solely on young men. The female side of the equation which got no coverage was the relatively large number of older single women who are as much ‘incels’ as the relatively large number of young guys who can’t get girlfriends.

  135. Lol. You appear to be meeting the wrong type of women.

    Expand your horizons.

    Calli is right. It’s never been easy finding the right woman to marry.

  136. Oh come on

    Lol. You appear to be meeting the wrong type of women.

    To be fair, I think dot is talking about single people. If you’re in a good marriage, such calculations become irrelevant.

  137. Death Giraffe

    If marriage is about just having someone to talk to, I have female friends,

    ..
    Yeah, but do they really enjoy listening to you blither on about EM- drive, rugby, gay cakes and how open borders are required for ending the welfare state?

  138. Gary

    I apologize to BorisG for my comment yesterday.

  139. Makka

    Where the heck do you discover all this info about mature age dating, OCO? It’s kind of like a different universe.

  140. Caveman

    AFL just invited 300 refos to the Nth Melb vs Swans gane free of charge , they looking at increasing AFL fan base.
    AFL is the third political party of Oz

  141. DrBeauGan

    The best reason for getting married is to have someone to warm your cold feet on in bed at night in winter. For some reason it’s usually the woman who benefits.

  142. Elle

    I weally wish JC and johanna would fk off with their feud to another thread. Every fkg day geez.
    Spare a thought for the innocents, eh? FMD.

    I was an occasional reader of the Cat open thread. Their interaction has me compelled to return more often than usual. It’s replaced Bold & The Beautiful!

    It is like a school yard here sometimes though, Makka. So much aggression. Maybe a good mass-der-bate would relieve one and all.

  143. Makka

    Moh’d El-Erian, the bond Einstein at PIMCO;

    “When people realize that at the end of the day, the U.S. will prevail, because [China] is a less open economy, because [the U.S.] is a more dynamic economy, that ultimately you may end up in a situation where the U.S.’ position in global economic terms is better off.”

    Trump is going to win this. He will break down China and the EU’s trade barriers. The end result could well be a much freer trade landscape for all nations.

  144. calli

    Talc and asbestos often appear naturally. Not all talc contains asbestos. If talc was to be banned, many products would have to be removed from manufacture/consumption.

    And I’m not particularly precious, FWFNT, but thanks for the compliment. The Beloved could have contracted out his recuperation nursing, I suppose, but he got it with love from me instead.

    All good things must come to an end though [cracks whip]. 🙂

  145. how open borders are required for ending the welfare state?

    Fucking christ you are a dishonest little runt.

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s never been easy finding the right woman to marry.

    It’s even harder finding a woman that is actually right.

    😁

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s replaced Bold & The Beautiful!

    Nothing replaces Bold.
    Ever.
    Apologize now.

  148. calli

    Bother. “Appear together naturally”.

  149. Makka

    It’s replaced Bold & The Beautiful!

    Oh dear. It’s that sad?

  150. Elle

    Sorry, Sir! Bold is great! But they’re all rooting each other. Each generation replicates the previous. They need new story lines.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    men don’t want to marry a 55-year-old woman who wants kids via fertility treatment.

    Speak for yourself.
    1. Is she hot without makeup?
    2. Is she rich enough to pay for my hair and keep me in a manner to which I will grow accustomed?
    3. Is she relatively sane, as I really dislike mentally ill people, they can be incredibly annoying and irritating.

    😁

  152. Death Giraffe

    Fucking christ you are a dishonest little runt.

    ..
    Ease up Dot.
    See, if you had the love of a good woman you wouldn’t be so cranky.

  153. calli

    Has Brooke married all the men in the family yet? Or are there still some nephews or second cousins to go?

  154. Stimpson J. Cat

    But they’re all rooting each other. Each generation replicates the previous. They need new story lines.

    This is how real life works Elle.
    It’s genius.

  155. Eddystone

    Mater
    #2763841, posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I’m pretty sure that Australian security agencies believe it’s possible that foreign agents and/or terrorists could have landed on the illegal entry vessels.

    Not so many from the Moon!

    I was tempted to give my preference Reg, as he seemed on paper to be a genuine person. Not now.

    Georgina Downer is getting my preference, at least the Libs have track record of border security.

  156. nemkat

    Talc and asbestos often appear naturally.

    Yep, J&J didn’t go adding in Asbestos to Talc out of the goodness of their heart, you know. The Jury thought so too, probably because the scientific evidence was overwhelming

  157. It would be better if people criticized contemporary marriage culture as opposed to marriage. I would support many of their criticisms of the former.

  158. Stimpson J. Cat

    See, if you had the love of a good woman you wouldn’t be so cranky.

    Or a good man.
    Just think of all that disposable income.

  159. Makka

    London rally for Tommy R. MSM covered the blimp but not this;

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1018180749038706694

  160. min

    Seem to remember Bishop Spong believed JC was married . If stories about him in the bible are accurate, he went back home and two Mary’s were there and they washed his feet dried them with their hair . This was only done with close relatives. He reckoned the other Mary ,mum being one, was Mary Magdalene.

  161. dover_beach
    #2763873, posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    It would be better if people criticized contemporary marriage culture as opposed to marriage. I would support many of their criticisms of the former.

    I think I’ve made it quite clear that I have not criticised “marriage” per se.

  162. nemkat

    If talc was to be banned, many products would have to be removed from manufacture/consumption.

    Rubbish.
    It sounds like you don’t understand that Talc is rock.
    The Asbestos % likely varies, but J&J weren’t worried about that.
    They crushed the rock and canned the powder. Stiff shit about the end user.

    Now they’ve got to pay the price.

  163. nemkat

    many products would have to be removed from manufacture/consumption.

    Name a few, then.

  164. Can anyone recommend a good calibre for hunting nem cats?

  165. calli

    Scroll down to uses.

    I know you’re just attention seeking, but…really?

  166. Gab

    I don’t believe J&J talcum powder was ever meant to be inserted into the vagina.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump is going to win this. He will break down China and the EU’s trade barriers. The end result could well be a much freer trade landscape for all nations.

    He has too.
    We cannot let those Goddamned ratf$ckers conquer the Moon for Communism.
    It was bad enough when the Nazis built their bases there.

  168. Now they’ve got to pay the price.

    Mmmyes, people are filing suit for stuff that could not have physically happened.

    Scientific research showed for at least 38 years, there was no link between exposure in the 1970s and ovarian cancer.

    You think in the intervening 38 years, ageing, obesity, genetics and other chemical exposure (BPA and other endocrine disruptors for example) could not have played a part?

  169. DrBeauGan

    See, if you had the love of a good woman you wouldn’t be so cranky.

    Misfit has the love of a good woman, but he’s pretty cranky.

    I don’t, and I’m sweetly reasonable. 😇

    There’s something seriously wrong with the theory.

  170. Geriatric Mayfly

    cohenite
    #2763831, posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    From a report on the talcum powder case:
    but the real issue is how did the powder get from the outside of the minge to the inside.

    Here’s your answer.

    Due to its low shear strength, talc is one of the oldest known solid lubricants. Also a limited use of talc as friction-reducing additive in lubricating oils is made.[8]

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    I don’t believe J&J talcum powder was ever meant to be inserted into the vagina.

    I really hope this did not cause Grigs cancer.

  172. Elle

    Has Brooke married all the men in the family yet? Or are there still some nephews or second cousins to go?

    It is quite the incestuous show, isn’t it.

  173. Makka

    I don’t believe J&J talcum powder was ever meant to be inserted into the vagina.

    Not being an expert in that area by any means but yeah, you have to wonder what else might be amiss down there that needed the powder inserted.

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    See, if you had the love of a good woman you wouldn’t be so cranky.

    I am happy to take any leftover bad women off anyone’s hands.
    Because I care.

  175. Can anyone recommend a good calibre for hunting nem cats?

    .223, 85 grain.

  176. Boambee John

    OCO

    There was a lot of hoo-ha recently over the concept of ‘incels’, ie. involuntarily celibate people, and the focus was solely on young men. The female side of the equation which got no coverage was the relatively large number of older single women who are as much ‘incels’ as the relatively large number of young guys who can’t get girlfriends.

    Anne summers and “young Chip?” seem to be ahead of the curve here.

  177. Tom

    This thread appears to be infected with Hyphen-Dugongitis!

    The joint has gone downhill since Doomlord sacked you as the cleaning contractor, Calli. The new crowd, Libertarian Autistic Associates, thinks visitors won’t notice if the courtyard is now strewn with vomit, semen and faeces 24 hours a day and we can no longer afford the high-pressure hose.

    Still, it could be worse: imagine if Dot’s little cut-price discounter, Anarchy Open Borders Inc, had bribed Doomie for the right to Destroy The Joint.

  178. Death Giraffe

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #2763884, posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm
    Now they’ve got to pay the price.

    Mmmyes…

    ..
    Lose the “mmmyes”.
    Makes you sound like Grigs.
    It is the little, off-putting things like this stopping you finding a suitable mate.
    Very fixable Dotty.
    Also don’t lead with the “I’m a libertarian” on the first dates.
    You are welcome.

  179. Imagine if we had Boltheads that openly say they support laws that would see themselves or their wives deported…

  180. Boambee John

    Maybe a good mass-der-bate would relieve one and all.

    Elle!

  181. Err gee, thanks “Reverend”…

    People (at an age where the mother’s fertility doesn’t lead to birth defects) don’t do dates anymore. Society is pretty much fucked. I know two couples that met on Tinder for christ’s sake. One of the couples are getting married soon. I will probably be a guest.

  182. Death Giraffe

    People (at an age where the mother’s fertility doesn’t lead to birth defects) don’t do dates anymore.

    ..
    What?
    They just meet and root?
    That’s shit.

  183. Death Giraffe

    What are the birds in the LDP like Dotty?
    Any lookers?

  184. testpattern

    ‘Trump is going to win’

    They’re protesting Donald at Buckingham Palace,
    Lee Harvey Oswald flew in from Dallas,
    Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh’
    On a grassy knoll [magnificent view],
    Noddy and Bigears clapped ‘What fun!’
    Bob the Builder bought a gun.
    All sit down to Devonshire Tea,
    Except for Donald RIP.

    Mr Plod quarantined the scene,
    ‘Could be Novichok’ mused Elizabeth Queen
    And promptly had a heart attack,
    Replaced by Princess Markle black.
    All dance a jig to Tubular Bells,
    ‘Til Assange says ‘No something smells,
    Lo who rides yon mushroom cloud?’ Hillary POTUS boss.
    And that was the end. Really ’twas.

    AA Milne T.Pattern [laureate ret.]

  185. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2763891, posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    See, if you had the love of a good woman you wouldn’t be so cranky.

    I am happy to take any leftover bad women off anyone’s hands.
    Because I care.

    But would you marry any of them, Stimpy?

  186. What are the birds in the LDP like Dotty?
    Any lookers?

    It was male dominated for a long time. As in no women. The last meeting I went to had a lot of older women that dressed properly – twin set, pearls and obviously no tatts etc.

    I’ve seen some of the young ladies that go now to the meetings and they’re pretty cute.

  187. Dr Fred Lenin

    Read today that the Chinese communist fascist government has warned its tame media not to provoke Trump ,more evidence that the USA has China by the short and curlies on trade ,as I have said many times the last thing an unelected communist fascist government need is a large number of unemployed with aspirations foe a better life ,it would be impossible to contain. Trump knows this ,watch him really put the screws on the fascists. The world is changing and Trump is leading the change ,one day the other polliemuppets will wake up when it is too late for them to do anything about it ,we live in interesting times .

  188. Boambee John

    Elle
    #2763899, posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    Sorry 😕

    Quite OK!

  189. I am happy to take any leftover bad women off anyone’s hands.

    Bad women are better than good women.

  190. Stimpson J. Cat

    Imagine if we had Boltheads that openly say they support laws that would see themselves or their wives deported…

    Don’t be so racist.
    I married a genuine wait in line refugee camp refugee not one of these can’t swim country shoppers exactly to avoid this problem.

    😁

  191. Death Giraffe

    I’ve seen some of the young ladies that go now to the meetings and they’re pretty cute

    ..
    Happy hunting.
    That’s how you meet a life partner.
    While you are busy doing things that interest you.
    Not on tinder or some dumb shit like that.
    And you won’t have to worry about whether or not to tell her you are a libertarian! (normally a huge negative on meeting a beautiful female).

  192. testpattern

    ‘If stories about him in the bible are accurate’

    Hahahahahaha. Takes breath. Hahahahaha…

  193. Dr Fred Lenin

    Eddystone , you should have gee ed up the ban the export mob by saying you agreed with them and the boats should be put to better use,they should be shipping muslims and African gangsters back to their homelands . If a boat holds 30,000 sheep it should accommodate 10,000 unwanted migrants.
    I admit I’m an Ultra Nationalist,I make Ghengis Khan look like a gay marriage activist .

  194. Oh come on

    Where the heck do you discover all this info about mature age dating, OCO? It’s kind of like a different universe.

    Data: Bettina Arndt.

    Anecdotal: when my dear old mum (who is very much not in the market) accompanied her friend, who had recently been traded in for a younger model by her uni professor husband, to an older singles event. Seven women and one bloke. Apparently that ratio was fairly standard, according to the organisers. Sometimes there’d be two blokes but always more women than men.

  195. Stimpson J. Cat

    But would you marry any of them, Stimpy?

    No.
    But not because of the way I feel about marriage, but because I am a terrible husband.
    Like really really bad.
    I literally tried everything to change.
    Unfortunately my very nature does not lend itself to being a good husband.
    I’m just too f$cking mad.
    It is what it is.
    It would be cruelty to do that again even with the awe-inspiring Buddhalike level of self awareness I have now.
    Namaste.

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    when my dear old mum (who is very much not in the market)

    Goddamit OCO give me a chance bro.

  197. Oh come on

    Hahahahahaha. Takes breath. Hahahahaha…

    Weren’t you recently crapping on about something you claimed happened 40,000+ years ago, based on nothing more than the strength of oral history? You are such an oblivious twat, Oldfault.

  198. JC

    I weally wish JC and johanna would fk off with their feud to another thread. Every fkg day geez.
    Spare a thought for the innocents, eh? FMD.

    Makkaroni, stop pretending you’re Archangel Gabriel bringing peace and love. I hate it when you’re
    trying on this bullshit, seeing you’re one of the stoushiest stoushers here. Don’t be grubby.

  199. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Unions can tap into wage worries: Swan

    AAP
    4:09PM July 15, 2018

    Unions can tap into worries about flat wages and inequality to win votes ahead of the next election, Labor’s new national president says.

    Wayne Swan will be at the Australian Council of Trade Unions national congress this week, where he will be talking about rising inequality.

    “There’s no question it cuts through in the community,” the federal MP said on Sunday.

    “The unfair outcomes we’re seeing now in industrial relations and in wages produce not only greater inequality but also lower growth.”

    Labor had strong success with its anti-Workchoices campaign at the 2007 election, and the ACTU is pushing a “change the rules” effort this time. Mr Swan said the Abbott and Turnbull governments had attacked workers’ rights just like the Howard government did.

    “They’ve come at it a different way,” he said.

    Mr Swan pointed to the trade union royal commission and the decision not to reverse penalty rate cuts as an example of the coalition’s push to flatten wage growth.

    From the Oz. I’m dreading the next election campaign.

  200. Stimpson J. Cat

    Seven women and one bloke.

    I really should get back out there and start spreading the joy but I am worried they’ll think I’m crazy.

  201. Bad women are better than good women.

    Good women get to go to heaven.

    .
    Bad women get to go everywhere else.

  202. Death Giraffe

    Modern man choosing a wife should have as their primary criteria: will the bird stay the course?
    Therefore a girl with truly held conservative values is to be preferred.
    Insofar as progressivism and liberalism are markers for divorce, people with these values are to be rejected in a decision that could so rapidly completely ruin your life.
    For sure, not getting married and not having children is an option.
    I couldn’t advise it though.
    Children are great. All the cliches about them changing how you view life are true.
    Also, having an intimate partner you completely trust is a huge asset.
    This leaves the question: how do you solve these problems in a yucky modern progressive society that slants the rules against traditional marriage?
    You fight.
    You fight for the right to have your family. If you won’t fight for this, the greatest source of personal satisfaction, what will you fight for?
    And once you have it, you teach your children conservative values so they and others can have the same.

  203. Tel

    Not sure who has come across this, but it came out that there was some additional third-party sent copies of the Hillary “bathroom server” emails. The FBI knew about this, and the current Congressional inquiry also knows about it. The information became public during the Strzok testimony, but the destination is not public, we only know “unrelated to Russia”.

    He went on the explain it. And you didn’t say anything, you thanked him, you shook his hand. The problem is it was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia and from what you’ve said here, you did nothing more than nod and shake the man’s hand when you didn’t seem to be all that concerned about our national integrity of our election when it was involving Hillary Clinton. So the forensic examination was done by the ICIG — and they can document that — but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/12/ig-clinton-foreign-emails/

    How about that? Any guesses on who this third party might be? Something like 30,000 emails went out the door, at least some of the classified. Are we talking UK / EU or China perhaps?

  204. Gab

    From the NYT:

    Spain’s beauty queen is a transgender activist with a message for the schoolchildren she visits: “There are women with a penis and men with a vagina, because the only key part of being a woman is to be and feel like a woman.”

    Sickening how they insist on destroying children’s innocence with sexual falsehoods.

  205. Oh come on

    It would be better if people criticized contemporary marriage culture as opposed to marriage.

    Yes, that’s fair enough. One of the more quotable things Jordan Peterson said was about marriage was that being married means you don’t get to leave. Of course he wasn’t saying that one cannot leave a marriage under any circumstances – he clarified this by saying that if people go into marriage thinking that if it doesn’t work out, they can just leave, then they were never really married.

    I think that’s a very good point. If you get married with the idea that you can always get divorced if things don’t work out the way you hope, you lose a lot of motivation to fix the problems in your relationship.

    I know a couple of people who are on the divorce track with their spouses; in both cases their spouses are fairly oblivious to the way their partners are thinking and will probably be quite surprised when they are hit up for a divorce. In both cases the underlying reasons for the dissatisfaction of one spouse is relatively trivial and self-centred – essentially, ‘I’m not happy and I think I could be happier with someone else.’

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    And once you have it, you teach your children conservative values so they and others can have the same.

    No.
    You teach them to be:

    “Better Than Boomers”.

  207. Stimpson J. Cat

    spouses are fairly oblivious to the way their partners are thinking and will probably be quite surprised

    If you can’t see a divorce coming you are too stupid to be married in the first place.

  208. DrBeauGan

    Children are great. All the cliches about them changing how you view life are true.
    Also, having an intimate partner you completely trust is a huge asset.
    This leaves the question: how do you solve these problems in a yucky modern progressive society that slants the rules against traditional marriage?

    I agree on the children. They are fascinating and instructive.

    Complete trust is, in the modern world, insane. People change, and there is no way of knowing what kind of person you will find yourself with in quarter of a century. And will she feel compelled to honour her obligations to someone different from the man she married? Maybe yes, maybe no. It’s a chancy universe.

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you can’t see a divorce coming you are too stupid to be married in the first place.

    The exception to this if course is women who become lesbians as they are devious, untrustworthy, unpredictable creatures.

    😁

  210. Helen

    Anyone know anything about the triple murder by stabbing with scissors in Perth?

  211. Oh come on

    Bullshit, Stimps. Particularly these days, when the marginal cost of divorce is so low.

  212. stackja

    1940s families were mostly good. Then leftist academics entered the scene in the 1950s.

  213. Death Giraffe

    , ‘I’m not happy and I think I could be happier with someone else.’

    ..
    Nah.
    Happiness does not come from an external source.
    Who’s happy anyway? Retards, that’s who.
    I once knew a woman whose stated reason for cheating on her husband and toddler were: “He spends too much time making model planes”.

  214. Des Deskperson

    ‘Nothing replaces Bold.’

    It’s gone downhill since the original ‘Ridge’ left some other observations:

    The younger Forester men all look the same – probable as a result of, as someone commented, of the Foresters all rooting each other

    you can watch the last five minutes of any episode and you will still be fully across what happened in the previous 25 minutes

    almost everyone is named after a geographical feature, There’s Ridge and Brooke, there used to be a Meadow and I’m almost certain that there was a Skye and a Glen at some stage. .

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Three dead in ‘horrific’ Ellenbrook homicide
    Shannon HamptonPerthNow
    July 15, 2018 1:44PM
    Topics
    Perth
    WA News

    THREE people are dead, two females and one male, in an “horrific tragedy” in Ellenbrook.

    Police were called to a convenience store on The Broadway, believed to be a 7-Eleven, about 1.30am this morning after a man entered and requested police attend.

    As a result, they then went to a nearby residence and discovered two deceased people inside the home and a third victim, a female with critical injuries, in the rear garden.

    An ambulance was called for the female who was taken to Royal Perth Hospital but she died soon after.

    A 19-year-old man is in police custody and assisting police with their inquiries.

    One senior homicide investigator has described the scene as one of the most horrific they had attended.

    Metropolitan Region Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel said the police investigation was in its early stages and they were still trying to contact next of kin.

    They were unable to release details about the victims, any injuries they may have received or a murder weapon.

    He said detectives and forensics officers were undertaking a complex crime scene investigation at both the store and the home.

    “This is a terrible tragedy and for the family involved for their extended family and for those first responders who were forced to attend a horrific crime scene,” he said.

    The three dead and the 19-year-old who is in police custody all lived at the same address, however the exact relationship between those involved is still being investigated.

  216. old bloke

    Tel
    #2763927, posted on July 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    How about that? Any guesses on who this third party might be? Something like 30,000 emails went out the door, at least some of the classified. Are we talking UK / EU or China perhaps?

    Possibly Pakistan, via the Awan brothers.

  217. Oh come on

    Nah.
    Happiness does not come from an external source.

    Tell them that, not me. I think people who leave their spouses because they feel they could be happier are idiots.

  218. DrBeauGan

    Who’s happy anyway? Retards, that’s who.

    I’m happy. Most of the time. I live in a wonderful and fascinating universe far weirder than anything I could have imagined, and the more I find out about it, the weirder it looks. I like weird, it’s magical.

  219. Death Giraffe

    People change, and there is no way of knowing what kind of person you will find yourself with in quarter of a century. And will she feel compelled to honour her obligations to someone different from the man she married? Maybe yes, maybe no. It’s a chancy universe.

    ..
    It all comes back to deeply held values.
    If someone believes progressive lies, it twists everything inside them.
    There is no way with such people.

  220. Geriatric Mayfly

    Massive, six-kilometre-wide iceberg drifting off Greenland forces evacuation of town in its path as scientists tell of “chaos”.

    Where’s that academic loon from NSW and his crew of warmistas when you need them? Just the mob of experts to deal with frozen chaos.

  221. JC

    For those unmarried, I’m curious as to how you do chores like cleaning, cooking shopping, leaving aside sex. All those things can be paid for, but if you’re not paying for these services how do you go about doing it yourselves? That’s hard guys.

  222. Elle

    you can watch the last five minutes of any episode and you will still be fully across what happened in the previous 25 minutes

    Indeed. It’s like watching the antics of the labor party and the Nats … and the Libs, come to think of it.

  223. nemkat

    You think in the intervening 38 years, ageing, obesity, genetics and other chemical exposure (BPA and other endocrine disruptors for example) could not have played a part?

    Maybe the cancerous whatever was removed, and analysed
    Asbestos fibres were found.
    Guess what, it was the same type of Asbestos J&J have used in Baby Powder for a hundred years.
    ”Have you ever used Baby Powder?”, she was asked. ”J&J”, she answered.
    Case closed.

  224. DrBeauGan

    If someone believes progressive lies, it twists everything inside them.
    There is no way with such people.

    That’s true, Death, but quite a lot of people get infected. It’s very sad, but you can’t guarantee it won’t happen to someone you love.

  225. JC

    Massive, six-kilometre-wide iceberg drifting off Greenland forces evacuation of town in its path as scientists tell of “chaos”.

    Why would a berg cause the evacuation of a town? A berg is in the water while a town is on land ….presumably. 🙂

  226. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #2763946, posted on July 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    For those unmarried, I’m curious as to how you do chores like cleaning, cooking shopping, leaving aside sex. All those things can be paid for, but if you’re not paying for these services how do you go about doing it yourselves? That’s hard guys.

    You pay for it, JC. One way or another, you always pay for it.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    it’s magical.

    Atheists don’t get to use the words magic or magical because they don’t believe in it.
    You get to use pleasant or nice.

  228. Stimpson J. Cat

    For those unmarried, I’m curious as to how you do chores like cleaning, cooking shopping,

    The same way women do except cheaper, better, and faster.

  229. JC

    Doc
    You’re still living in Sri L? If so. those services are relatively cheap. But basic cleaning etc is 30 bucks an hour in the big cities. It’s not cheap in oz.

  230. Stimpson J. Cat

    OK I lied about the cooking but with the money I’m saving from not buying shoes, handbags and clothes I can afford to eat out whenever I want.

  231. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2763952, posted on July 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    it’s magical.

    Atheists don’t get to use the words magic or magical because they don’t believe in it.
    You get to use pleasant or nice.

    I believe the universe is a place of magic, stimpo. I have a theory that I’m allowed a brief visit into it as a reward for good behaviour in a previous existence, possibly in a different and less amusing universe.

  232. Geriatric Mayfly

    Why would a berg cause the evacuation of a town? A berg is in the water while a town is on land ….presumably. 🙂
    Like the loon and his boat, it is stuck apparently, but “grounded’ is the proper term. With chunks falling off causing large waves and other incidentals.

  233. Stimpson J. Cat

    Besides it is my sons mother who has to teach him to cook cat and dog.
    I don’t want to appropriate her culture.
    That would be wrong.

  234. Elle

    For those unmarried, I’m curious as to how you do chores like cleaning, cooking shopping, leaving aside sex. All those things can be paid for, but if you’re not paying for these services how do you go about doing it yourselves? That’s hard guys.7

    I assume you’re talking to the lads? As an independent woman, let me tell you that chores can be dished out and no need to pay. It ain’t hard.

    https://youtu.be/HZ41RMGQV8I

  235. JC

    Yea Stimson

    I’d mostly eat out/takeout with Uber eats etc. or you can get someone to cook for you for the week. A few people I know do that as takeout/ eating out can generally be unhealthy.

  236. Boambee John

    Tel at 1633

    Not sure who has come across this, but it came out that there was some additional third-party sent copies of the Hillary “bathroom server” emails. The FBI knew about this, and the current Congressional inquiry also knows about it. The information became public during the Strzok testimony, but the destination is not public, we only know “unrelated to Russia”.

    So it would seem that there was some malware on the bathtub server that was siphoning off copies of Shrillary’s emails to another foreign destination “unrelated to Russia”

    Hillary’s pal Huma had Iranian links. Copies also ended up on the weasel Weiner’s laptop.

    Foreign collusion? With the ayatollahs?

  237. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #2763954, posted on July 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    Doc
    You’re still living in Sri L? If so. those services are relatively cheap. But basic cleaning etc is 30 bucks an hour in the big cities. It’s not cheap in oz.

    No, I’m back in Oz, suffering winter, JC. I have a cleaning lady I pay $70 a week for two hours and I do my own shopping. The place is a bit of a tip by Friday mornings before she comes, but I am tough and have a high squalor tolerance, developed during undergraduate years.

  238. Elle

    No. That’s the correct one. Doing this on my phone. Grrr

  239. Stimpson J. Cat

    amusing universe.

    You know what amuses me?
    Just imagine if Hell is not really for bad people at all.
    It’s actually for Atheists only.
    Imagine eternity with Richard Dawkins on one side and Stephen Hawking on the other.
    That really puts a smile on my face.
    😁

  240. JC

    Doc

    Are you in a house or apartment situation? That makes a difference I guess.

  241. Maybe the cancerous whatever was removed, and analysed
    Asbestos fibres were found.
    Guess what, it was the same type of Asbestos J&J have used in Baby Powder for a hundred years.
    ”Have you ever used Baby Powder?”, she was asked. ”J&J”, she answered.
    Case closed.

    Jesus Christ this is imbecilic.

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