Monday Forum: July 16, 2018

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  1. thefrolickingmole

    Robbed, I wuz robbed.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    From the old fred, because I hate typing my wise words into a vacuum …

    stackja

    #2764451, posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Grease-laden lumps of fat are clogging sewer systems and causing damage
    Laura Armitage, Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader
    July 16, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    GREASY lumps of fat and oil — known as fatbergs — are blocking sewerage systems across the Yarra Ranges.

    Really?
    The Hippie Hillbillies of the Dandenongs have been running campaigns forever to “stop MacDonalds”. You know, trying to impose their own minority beliefs on the rest of the community.
    They were fuming when VCAT rolled them on this one and have been plotting revenge ever since. What is the bet that their forensic analysis reveals that the source of the fat blockages is … wait for it … Maccas!

  3. Leigh Lowe

    And another …

    In a submission to Darwin Council, the NT Fire and Rescue Service said the $2.7 million, 50m shade structure would impede firefighting.

    WTF?
    50 metres of “shade structure” costing $2.7m?
    Fucking hell, they could bring in five full grown trees for no more than $100,000 – $200,000.

  4. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bing Bang Wahoo.

  5. Elle

    Oooh! I made it – under 10!

  6. Slayer of Memes

    Personally I’m hoping Rabz posts something with a little more substance in this thread, after leaving us all hanging in the old OT…

  7. Elle

    Rabz nailed it … or her.

  8. Zyconoclast

    Parents are rushing to enrol their children in a revolutionary new state school that will scrap year levels, school bells and the word ‘classroom’.
    Lindfield Learning Village won’t be the kind of school most adults recognise. Teaching will happen around ‘waterholes’ or ‘campfires’. Students will take responsibility for their own learning. And high schoolers will mentor kindy kids.

    The new, public kindergarten to year 12 school on the old University of Technology site at Ku-ring-gai will open in term one next year and take the first 350 students of what will eventually be a cohort of 2000.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rush-to-enrol-in-lindfield-learning-revolution-20180706-p4zq0f.html

  9. stackja

    Leigh Lowe
    #2764475, posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:35 am

    But think of the artistry?

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ll clean up this town!!!

    New San Francisco Mayor: “There’s More Feces… Than I’ve Ever Seen”

    “I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed said. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

    Unfortunately, her solution is to simply ask the city’s estimated 7,500 vagrants to kindly stop with all the street-squatting and clean up after themselves. Considering that 39% of homeless surveyed in San Francisco’s “homeless census” claim to have mental health issues, we’re not entirely sure how this policy will work.

    San Francisco’s “huge problem” isn’t restricted to poo either – the city is full of drug addicts who are more or less allowed to just do their thing. On Friday, two days after Breed was sworn into office, she went on a jaunt around the city in an afternoon stroll, where a guy was literally prepping to shoot up as she walked past.

    Looks like she’s got a big job ahead of her.

  11. stackja

    2200 drug plants from 10 Sydney suburbs discovered
    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    July 16, 2018 8:34am
    Subscriber only

    POLICE have crushed an enormous cannabis production syndicate operating across Sydney’s west, seizing more than 2200 plants worth $6.2 million from 10 suburbs and arresting five of the alleged operators.

    Strike Force Grassy police raided 19 properties at Bankstown, Yagoona, Condell Park, Greenacre, Riverwood, Penshurst, Bexley, Campsie, Strathfield and Mortdale from daybreak on Wednesday.

    Demographics?

  12. Elle

    From the last thread – Lizzie:

    And talking of boots, I want a pair a friend wore to our farewell luncheon for eight couples yesterday – bright scarlet-red classic very high but slim heels, with a built-in red sock extension up to the ankle, forming the bootee. So easy to slip on, she says. Worn with black stockings, a short black bias-cut flared skirt-dress in fine wool with long-sleeves, topped with a Burberry short box-jacket, and all made gorgeous by a bespoke Faberge necklace and bracelet. She is tall and elegant, like Melania, but it is a look many women could wear well.

    I usually keep this compliment for Piers Akerman, but your words are sweet – like the honey on my toast.

  13. Carpe Jugulum

    Top twenny

    😁

  14. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2764494, posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Dregs of society?

  15. Habib

    Below twenty, like the maximum temp today in the sub-tropics. I blame continental drift.

  16. stackja

    Zyconoclast
    #2764500, posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Tallawong Station south in Rouse Hill will get about 1100 units in an area near The Ponds, with buildings up to 8 storeys tall. The plan includes parking for 1015 cars and 1210 bicycle spaces. One of the “key principles” of the development is to encourage greater use of cycling by residents.

  17. calli

    I have two pictures of our dear Rabz in my imagination. Neither match the one described even remotely.

    I’m sticking with my Calli-pics. 🙂

  18. stackja

    Zyconoclast
    #2764500, posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Flood plain?

  19. Tom

    Rabz nailed it … or her.

    Sure did!

    You are missed, Rabz.

  20. EvilElvis

    Top 50! It’s the best an Australian born, caucasian, middle class, working, net tax paying male can identify as these days.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    IMMIGRATION
    Labor in grip of ethnic activists, Tony Abbott says

    The Australian
    10:38AM July 16, 2018

    Rachel Baxendale
    Reporter
    Canberra
    @rachelbaxendale

    Tony Abbott says Labor is “in the grip of ethnic activists”, urging his Coalition colleagues to back calls to cut total migration numbers.

    The former prime minister’s comments come after WA Liberal senator Dean Smith urged Malcolm Turnbull to sanction a wide-ranging Senate inquiry into population policy, arguing the recent reduction in immigration levels does not go far enough to ease community concerns about population growth.

    On Friday, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton announced there had been a cut of more than 10 per cent to the annual permanent migrant intake.

    A special Newspoll today reveals that 72 per cent of voters support the Turnbull government’s cut to the annual permanent migrant intake to 163,000 last financial year, on the back of a crackdown on fraudulent claims and a sharp rise in visa refusals.

    Mr Abbott congratulated Mr Dutton on the reduction, but said the government needed to do more to differentiate itself from Labor.

    “If the government wants to say, ‘look, there are these big distinctions between us and the Labor Party, well support for baseload power particularly coal is one area, and support for a substantial cut in immigration is another area, because it seems that the Labor Party is in the grip of, I suppose, ethnic activists in certain respects, so good on Peter Dutton for administering the system in such a way that we’ve had a modest reduction in the permanent migration numbers,” Mr Abbott told 2GB.

    “But last year net overseas migration, which is the total migration numbers, was still 240,000, it’s still a record level, so we’ve got to bring it down pretty sharply if we are going to start getting the downward pressure off wages, if we’re going to take the upward pressure off housing prices, if we’re going to unclog our infrastructure.

    From the Oz.

  22. Old School Conservative

    Tony Abbott equivocating again:

    it seems that the Labor Party is in the grip of, I suppose, ethnic activists in certain respects (The Oz).

    Just say it loud, simply, and with feeling Tony.

  23. calli

    Tallawong Station south in Rouse Hill

    I’m surprised it’s the terminus and not being joined up to the Riverstone line.

    I was there last week. The amount of development is eye-watering. The new railway won’t cope. They will have to build another one.

  24. Peter Castieau

    Top 30!

    morning all.

  25. Old School Conservative

    Zulu, I should have refreshed before posting.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perth cops have charged the 19 year old with the murder of the mother and her two children, in Ellenbrook, over the weekend.

  27. Old School Conservative

    It is very interesting that former Labor luminaries (Mundine and Latham) are leading the conservative push in Australia.

  28. Habib

    Sounds like ‘Frisco’s hippy chickens have come home to roost, having mutated into vultures in the meantime.

    What’s it say about here however where rather than shitting in the street, we have them shitting in the senate.

  29. Entropy

    They are old labor OSC. Well, maybe not Latham, but he was brought up with those values the ALP has discarded like a soiled nappy.

  30. Habib

    Old school ALP types are closer to the ’80s national party than the current iteration, which is basically the greens with some enforcers. The liberal party is their abused girlfriend.

  31. Anthony

    Received a press-key phone poll yesterday which appeared to come from the Labor Party. The interesting question embedded in all of the nonsense asked for an opinion on the suitability of Shorten as leader with four levels of acceptability ranging from acceptable to hopeless.
    Now the end is near.

  32. Peter Campion

    We have Lauren Southern, Peter Ridd and Lyle Shelton speaking in Cairns tonight.

    I will attempt to update Cats using the (groan) mobile phone. According to Mr Plod, some leftard theatre is anticipated.

  33. H B Bear

    Yep end of days for Peanut Head.

  34. Dr Fred Lenin

    See that taxfund bludging musk has thrown a spite fit on the English guy who organised the rescue of the boys from the cave ,calling him a pedo ! The guy said the obvious , rigid subs don’t bend around tight corners , and the whole thing was a media stunt,the taxfund bludger musk didn’t like being called out in front of his lefty media mates ,after all he is a millionaire taxeating globalist ally of the communists ,sort of like a Chinese millionaire businessman in China . The English guy IS a diver ,he HAS dived the caves ,he DID know where the boys would be ,musk only knew what his media comrades told him ,and no one would allow those muppets to get in the way of the rescue,musk being a leftie of course knew more than the REAL experts . Wanker !

  35. Baldrick

    41st Battalion A.I.F

    Gordon, Bernard Sidney (1891–1963)
    In July 1918 the 41st Battalion, as part of the 11th Infantry Brigade, was involved in an attack on Hamel, and Gordon was awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct. He was later awarded the Victoria Cross, for ‘most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on 26th-27th August, 1918, east of Bray’. In this action, the citation stated, Gordon displayed ‘a wonderful example of fearless initiative’. He led his section through heavy shell-fire to its objective, which he consolidated. ‘Single-handed he attacked an enemy machine-gun which was enfilading the company on his right, killed the man on the gun and captured the post, which contained one officer and ten men. He then cleaned up a trench, capturing twenty-nine prisoners and two machine-guns … Practically unaided, he captured, in the course of these operations, two officers and sixty-one other ranks, together with six machine-guns’.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    41st Battalion A.I.F

    My compliments, and thank you, Baldrick. Hamel led to Amiens, which was the start of the “Hundred Days” – the most complete series of victories ever won by the British and Allied armies, which, contrary to Na#i propaganda, utterly defeated the German Army, and drove it from the field in confusion.

  37. lotocoti

    According to Mr Plod, some leftard theatre is anticipated.

    Via Ace, some leftard theatre with audience participation.

  38. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Plans for first set of 11,000 units to go near Sydney Metro stations

    Insanity.

    It is now Australia wide Uniparty policy to erect slums and ghettoes and fill them with the third world.

    Families need gardens to be civilised.

  39. I’ve heard pro-gardening people were against bank bailouts 😉

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Via Ace, some leftard theatre with audience participation.

    I love the sound of Lefty hyenas bawling in the morning, it’s sweet music to my ears.

  41. John Constantine

    WNR wingara ag has its quarterly.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180716/pdf/43wjzrg25ls15b.pdf

    Listed Victorian hay exporter, with new expansion coming online for this hay season. Parts of vicco looking good for hay, but lots not. Speciality hay crops may be down, but the potential for vast areas of salvage hay cuts being discussed [ or hoped for].

    Wingara has also diversified into their new business of cold storage for meat exports and other speciality chilled markets.

    I don’t hold, as I reckon I am better off with my own haysheds than buying a share in other peoples, but the cold storage thing has me watching.

  42. Gab

    ghettoes and fill them with the third world.

    Excellent. More no-go zones for non-muslims.

  43. Tom

    We have Lauren Southern, Peter Ridd and Lyle Shelton speaking in Cairns tonight.

    I will attempt to update Cats using the (groan) mobile phone. According to Mr Plod, some leftard theatre is anticipated.

    Yes please, Peter Campion. Great to know we will have a trusted source in the room.

  44. Chris

    I love the sound of Lefty hyenas bawling in the morning, it’s sweet music to my ears.

    It would be even funnier watching them chased through razor wire.
    I have seen that, and was a bit horrified, but a security guy told me it was ‘funny as f***’.

    Can we get a movement for throwing red paint on leftist swine? Even custard pie in face videos?

  45. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180301/pdf/43s2ts74gnwhcj.pdf

    Wingara with the cold storage for export of blast frozen meat in containers is exposed to a rise in sheep slaughter in a dry spell, but I reckon the drop in hay volume would be greater.

    Still, here is a company investing in chilled sheepmeat exports.

    Not a tip, just an example of what is being done.

  46. Boambee John

    Gab
    #2764549, posted on July 16, 2018 at 11:46 am
    ghettoes and fill them with the third world.

    Excellent. More no-go zones for non-muslims

    The only good thing about this policy is that it concentrates the problem in defined locations that can, if necessary, be subject to “intensive management”.

  47. mh

    Robby Starbuck
    Robby Starbuck
    @robbystarbuck
    I can’t quite put my finger on it but I get the distinct feeling everyone in this photo might be a lunatic…

    Only in 2018 could this be described as “the Resistance!”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1017850378333741056

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
    WA flags Mid-East ‘chilled’ meat push

    Australian Associated Press
    8:01AM July 16, 2018

    Western Australia is planning a marketing push in the Middle East to support the state’s meat industry in the wake of the live sheep exports controversy.

    The campaign is expected to focus on WA chilled meat products to help offset the impact of live trade losses, state Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan told The West on Monday.

    “I think that, with the right marketing push, over time any shortfall in the live trade can be replaced by chilled meat,” she said.

    From the Oz. Has this silly bint already forgotten that the cost of slaughter in Australia means you get lower returns on sheep for domestic slaughter, assuming that the meatworks aren’t on strike, and the Middle East buyers are already saying that they don’t want Australian frozen carcasses, they will just source live sheep from elsewhere.

    Have another brandy, Alannah, it’s still only mid morning.

  49. Crazyoldranga

    A couple of words for 2000AD lovers. Rogue Trooper. Duncan Jones to direct. Carry on.

  50. Baldrick

    We have Lauren Southern, Peter Ridd and Lyle Shelton speaking in Cairns tonight.
    I will attempt to update Cats using the (groan) mobile phone. According to Mr Plod, some leftard theatre is anticipated.

    Their Brisbane appearance has stirred the ire of Antifascist Action Brisbane:

    G’day folks! As some of you may be aware Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux are heading to Australia in July. We’re calling on all good anti-fascists show up and give us a hand letting them know that they’re not welcome.
    What you can do:
    *Click “attending” on this event (the guest list is hidden) so you’re notified of updates, as we won’t know the venue until 24 hours beforehand.
    *When the venue is known give them a call/email/review and ask why they’re hosting a conference for racism and misogyny. We’ll provide all the contact details.
    *Finally, share the event with your friends and family and turn out on July 29th at 8:00pm to show them that Brisbane will not tolerate their hatred.
    Please note: Antifascist Action Brisbane have created this event to keep you informed, we are are not formally organising a counter-protest. If other groups or individuals would like to discuss plans for a counter-protest that we can assist with, endorse or promote, please message the Page or email [email protected].

  51. calli

    Families need gardens to be civilised.

    True. I watched Masters Eight and Six walking around my garden for a couple of hours, looking for insects and snails and other crawlies and just enjoying their own devices. The rumour of a giant eel led them to the lake hut, where they peered intently over the railing. I think they were expecting something out of Jurassic Park to come leaping out.

    But the point was no adult (except discreet) supervision.

    Not too many children get this these days.

  52. Slayer of Memes

    Another finalist in the grog-fuelled fiascos file

    That’s Sky News (possibly former) sports guy Greg Thomson proving the wisdom of the Confucian saying “If you drink and mike you’re a bloody idiot”.

    Mr Thomson must have tied a ripper on – he was hosting a lunchtime event.

    The unfortunate organisation on whose behalf Thomson was MCing was Inala:

    Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Inala was established in 1958 as a school for children with intellectual disabilities. Today Inala is a community supporting over 200 adults living with disability with a reputation for the excellence, warmth and individual care given to clients and their families. We are proud to be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2018.

    I can’t imagine the $10,000 sponsors or $2,500 corporate table purchasers would have been terribly impressed. Mr Thomson may be in need of some charity himself.

    Click the link to watch the cringe-worthy video of GROG Thomson in full (drunken) flight….

    As one Twitter commentator noted:

    I can hear an old excuse coming…… “I had a migraine and took a couple of pills before I arrived. I didn’t want to let anyone down but the medication I took reacted with a glass of wine I had. I’d like to apologise…” etc, etc, etc

  53. calli

    Comment from mh’s link:

    Ted Roberge
    Ted Roberge
    @CGCombatVet
    ·
    Jul 14
    Replying to @robbystarbuck and @DineshDSouza
    The DNC is in London?

    😃

  54. Baldrick

    How very ABC

    Alan Kohler @AlanKohler
    “Trump is a traitor, and could well be treasonous”. Seems right to me. This is a big moment for America.

  55. Des Deskperson

    There’s an interesting article in this morning’s Oz – payroll protected – by Judith Sloan contorting the union movement’s political and economic power with its decline relevance in the workplace.

    Some of her points about declining union membership will be broadly familiar to cats although her point about a typical union member:

    “older, female, and employed in a professional occupation; teaching or nursing. Only the need for professional indemnity insurance, which unions provide, sustains the high rate of union membership in these profession”.

    was new to me and made me wonder why the unions have an apparent real or de facto monopoly here.

    Another interesting fact is the decline across the workforce of enterprise agreements (EAs)in favour of individual agreements based on awards – the number of employees covered by EAs has declined from 2.6 million in 2011 to 1.8 million today. As a former APS employee, I’ve always assumed that EAs – which have to be certified by the FWC, almost always involve unions and are difficult to change in areas like improved productivity or performance management – were the industrial norm.

  56. johanna

    The Mean Girls (many of whom claim to be male) have been whispering and smirking and pretending to be fair about dissenters against the Cat Pantheon.

    I don’t give a rat’s. Come at me, and I will double down, you shrieking harpies who claim to be male.

    Meanwhile, going to matters of substance, here is the link to Nigel Farage interviewing Steve Bannon on radio, it’s a couple of hours long (Bannon appears at about 40 minutes) but is well worth a listen. Put it on while you go about your daily tasks.

    Interesting statistics that almost nobody in Britain believes that Theresa May can/will/wants to negotiate a good deal for Brexit. Trump put her on wood, telling everyone how much he respects her while saying that she is a lousy negotiator, at best. Also, the stuff about Chermany paying the Ruskies millions for a pipeline while not coughing up for NATO defence was formerly a secret. Trump blew the whistle on that, now everybody knows. Red faces splattered with egg abound, as our Indian friends would say.

    For light relief, a young male jaguar escaped from his enclosure at a zoo in New Orleans, and went on a killing spree. He even snuffed an emu, which is not easy.

    I can well imagine how his annoyance about noisy and smelly neighbours came to this. It wasn’t about food, he just hated the bastards.

    Go, Valerio!

  57. calli

    Has Trump pressed a “Reset” button with Russia?

  58. mh

    Replying to @robbystarbuck and @DineshDSouza
    The DNC is in London?

    I wonder which one of those Dems will be running against Trump in 2020?

  59. Elle

    Only in 2018 could this be described as “the Resistance!”

    All idiots who have never read past a headline.

  60. mh

    Alan Kohler’s ABC contract must be up for renewal.

  61. calli

    Red boots, for sure. He appears to have the necessary accoutrements.

  62. John Constantine

    Talking to a livestock truckie on the weekend. He said his firm had been down to a single trailer a week of sheep out his district during winter, but this week was three b-double loads to the processing market and two double loads to a restocked market.

    Light destocking begins.

  63. C.L.

    Yardless homes and vertical schools in Brisbane (just in).
    Brisbane is the third-largest city in the world.
    In the sixth biggest nation on earth.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    That’s Sky News (possibly former) sports guy Greg Thomson proving the wisdom of the Confucian saying “If you drink and mike you’re a bloody idiot”.

    Mr Thomson must have tied a ripper on – he was hosting a lunchtime event.

    The unfortunate organisation on whose behalf Thomson was MCing was Inala:

    Greg Thompson is going nowhere.
    He is the biggest nancy-boy on Sky (and that is saying something).
    The mafia will close ranks.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2764567, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Families need gardens to be civilised.

    The burning question on everyone’s lips.
    Camellia Sasanqua Setsugekka.
    To hedge or to espalier?
    That is the question.
    And how far apart (please say 3/4 metre because I don’t want to dig them up).

  66. C.L.

    Alan Kohler @AlanKohler
    “Trump is a traitor, and could well be treasonous”. Seems right to me. This is a big moment for America.

    Here is the NYT columnist Kohler is quoting.

    Charles M. Blow has been an Op-Ed columnist since 2008. His column appears every Monday and Thursday. He joined The Times in 1994 and was previously the graphics director.

    His bio: apart from being a graphics cut ‘n paste man …

    He graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University, with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication.

    LOL.

    And, of course:

    In 2014, Blow came out publicly as bisexual.

  67. Leigh Lowe

    In 2014, Blow came out publicly as bisexual.

    Really?
    Blow is a bi-sexual?

  68. johanna

    C.L.
    #2764583, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Yardless homes and vertical schools in Brisbane (just in).
    Brisbane is the third-largest city in the world.
    In the sixth biggest nation on earth.

    I saw that too, unbelievable. Apparently Brisbane is just like Singapore or Hong Kong.

    That’s what happens when you let ‘urban planners’ into the fold. They are all social Marxists, and don’t give a stuff about what the plebs actually want.

    Gawd, Queensland is largely uninhabited, is many times larger than every European country, and larger than the whole of Europe. But, we need high rise schools in Brisbane?

    Eejits.

  69. That’s what happens when you let ‘urban planners’ into the fold. They are all social Marxists, and don’t give a stuff about what the plebs actually want.

    There are useless degrees, then there are malicious educations.

    “Heritage architects” can be fairly silly as well.

  70. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    They are even building vertical schools in Perth.

    Satanic Mills.

  71. Slayer of Memes

    In 2014, Blow came out publicly as bisexual.
    Really?

    Blow is a bi-sexual?

    “It’s Mega-maid! She’s gone from suck to Blow!!”

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Yardless homes and vertical schools in Brisbane (just in).
    Brisbane is the third-largest city in the world.

    Obesity epidemic!
    Vertical schools should fix that.
    Morning TV this morning about the possibility of compulsory sports in schools.
    Vox-pop included head-tilty mummy who said “Well, some kids might not be very good at it. That’s not fair, is it?”
    There’s your problem, right there.

  73. JC

    What’s wrong with high rise schools, Artiste?

    As long as there’s reasonable amount of playing , rec fields and trees etc I don’t see the issue. The school I went was pre war and had four levels.

    Climbing stairs is good exercise.

    Brisbane is a geographically large city for exactly that people don’t like high rise .

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Shy Ted

    #2764592, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Most hilarious website ever. Bet you can’t get past 3 clicks!

    If humpy wet, it’s raining.
    If humpy hot, it’s hot.
    If humpy gone, it’s windy.

  75. johanna

    The burning question on everyone’s lips.
    Camellia Sasanqua Setsugekka.
    To hedge or to espalier?
    That is the question.
    And how far apart (please say 3/4 metre because I don’t want to dig them up).

    Yep, I know that one and the answer is – whatever you like. Camellias come from the Himalayas and are pretty much indestructible once established. I had both sasanquas and japonicas in my old joint in Canberra. I never watered them, they lived through minus seven to forty three degrees, and a long drought. Yes, they dropped leaves and didn’t always flower as profusely as they might have, but they lived on and did flower no matter what.

    So, do whatever you think best. If they are any good, they’ll survive anything.

  76. Confused Old Misfit

    Alan Kohler @AlanKohler
    “Trump is a traitor, and could well be treasonous”. Seems right to me. This is a big moment for America.

    Man’s a complete fruitloop!

  77. Oh come on

    Elon Musk is the worst. Just awful. Fancy describing one of the Thai cave rescue heroes as a kf-er. The most unseemly case of sour grapes ever.

    The guy should set up a GoFundMe to fund a lawsuit against Musk for his defamatory claim.

  78. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hillary Clinton
    @HillaryClinton
    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?
    8:15 AM · Jul 16, 2018

  79. Oh come on

    Charles Blow is an appalling writer. Blow by name, blow by nature.

  80. Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    *Yes Hillary, we’re called the prosecution.*

  81. Oh come on

    Actually, Hills might be in contention for the title of worst case of sour grapes ever.

  82. Confused Old Misfit

    Boy, oh boy! We’re a cranky bunch today! 🙂

  83. Oh come on

    Charles Blow doesn’t know which team he plays for.

  84. A libertarian “hardline” is leaving people alone.

    That is certainly the t-shirt but when you dig any further it falls apart. Libertarians, themselves, have different positions on immigration, religious freedom, etc.

  85. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”

  86. thefrolickingmole

    A couple of words for 2000AD lovers. Rogue Trooper. Duncan Jones to direct. Carry on.

    Excellent, hope he does a good job

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Top investors are betting the crazy $US3 billion US scooter trend will go global (15 July)

    • The buzziest startup idea in the US right now involves dumping hundreds of dockless scooters in a city and then hiring them out to people who want to make short trips.
    • Scooter rental startups Lime and Bird were only founded last year but have raised million of dollars in funding and racked up a collective valuation of $US3 billion.
    • Two big-name European investors, Index and Atomico, jumped on funding rounds just as the trend is set to hit Europe.
    • Index partner Martin Mignot said taking scooters and other light electronic vehicles for short trips could be as common as taking public transport.

    The great piles of discarded dockless bicycles and the recent collapse of three such bicycle rental companies here in Oz doesn’t seem to have slowed down our enlightened masters from wanting to social engineer Aussies into green drones.

  88. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Hillary Clinton

    Verified account

    @HillaryClinton
    Follow Follow @HillaryClinton

    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    5:15 PM – 15 Jul 2018

    The old girl isn’t coping. Vodka, stat!

  89. dover_beach
    #2764610, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    A libertarian “hardline” is leaving people alone.

    That is certainly the t-shirt but when you dig any further it falls apart. Libertarians, themselves, have different positions on immigration, religious freedom, etc.

    No, “I wanna leave you alone” means “I wanna leave you alone”.

    If *you* mock someone’s position then later on through your own fault, presume that strawman is what they believe, that is your fault, not theirs.

  90. Speedbox

    Musk said “We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo. Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it”.

    When challenged by social media to justify, Musk responded with “Bet ya a signed dollar its true”.

    The Tweets have since been deleted.

  91. johanna

    Elon Musk really blew his credibility big time by accusing one of the cave rescuers (with no evidence) of being a kiddy fiddler. He previously accused the head of rescue as not being the head of rescue.

    He’s losing it, in the social media bubble he created.

    Gee, I wonder what accusing one of the rescuers of being a you know what will do to the share price?

  92. Stimpson J. Cat

    David Rothschild
    @DavMicRot
    Simple Story: Russia and Republicans (Team Trump) coordinated a cyber-attack on Democrats & US voting data and systems. Republicans won election. Republicans undermining only investigation to find out what happened and is still happening. #PartyOverCountry #MAGA
    9:37 PM · Jul 14, 2018

  93. John Constantine

    Rogue Trooper, immune to anything the devastated and polluted environment could throw at his genetically engineered body,[ except appallingly bad judgement in Romance].

    Trump as the evil Nort general?.

    Stormy as Venus Blue Genes?.

  94. Chris

    @HillaryClinton
    Follow Follow @HillaryClinton

    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    Why, we follow your lead, Hillary. Whoever paid us!

  95. johanna

    In moderation, so here we go without naughty words:

    johanna
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2764621, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Elon Musk really blew his credibility big time by accusing one of the cave rescuers (with no evidence) of being a . He previously accused the head of rescue as not being the head of rescue.

    He’s losing it, in the social media bubble he created.

    Gee, I wonder what accusing one of the rescuers of being a you know what will do to the share price?

    Reposted minus words that Cats can fill in.

  96. JC

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2764608, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Boy, oh boy! We’re a cranky bunch today! 🙂

    Not really. It’s actually funny. The slob was attacking me last night and randomly showed her fangs to Rabz for no reason. She’s now claiming victimhood status and that everyone is out to get her , while pounding her flabby chest suggesting she’s really scary.

    I’d love to know Rabz’s story. He shouldn’t leave us in suspense. Reckon it would be side splitting.

  97. Stimpson J. Cat

    Rogue Trooper

    I would make an excellent Helm.

  98. calli

    C. sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’ – hedge as it grows thick and fast. I would plant at 800mm centres to get it established fast, or you could go 1200mm and wait a while. Dont’t forget to take the top leader out to get it branching strongly from the base.

    If you want a white flowering one ideal for espalier, go for ‘Mine No Yuki’. It has long, whippy growth that trains well horizontally. Its pink equal is ‘Showa No Sake’.

    All cultivars as tough as teak.

  99. Some History

    “I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed said. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

    In Breed added, “We’re very pleased with the many smoking bans. We’ll be imposing more and more smoking bans. Can you imagine if people were allowed to smoke on the streets of our wonderful city? It would be like a sewer”.

  100. Mitch M.

    Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

    This is why I advocate long chain omega 3 and cannabidiol\hemp in the diet.

  101. calli

    Don’t dig them up. What’s 50mm between friends?

    😃

  102. Slayer of Memes

    Hillary Clinton
    @HillaryClinton
    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?
    8:15 AM · Jul 16, 2018

    Bit rich, coming from the woman who gave 20% of the US uranium reserves to Russia while she was Sec. State in return for billions of dollars in donations to the ‘Clinton Foundation’…

  103. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    Orchestral.

    Main Theme (Korean movie?) – Hwang Sung Jun

  104. Stimpson J. Cat

    pedo guy

    To be fair 97.653% of the British men in Thailand fit this description.

  105. calli

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2764622, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    That can’t be right.

    The accusation involves neither satanists nor extra-terrestrials.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2764631, posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    C. sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’ – hedge as it grows thick and fast. I would plant at 800mm centres to get it established fast, or you could go 1200mm and wait a while. Dont’t forget to take the top leader out to get it branching strongly from the base.

    Thanks calli.
    They are already in at 750mm centres so all good.
    They are about 400mm – 500mm high and have good branching from ground level (which is what made me think about espalier).
    Regarding taking the leader out?
    Right back to next branch down?
    Nip it at the height you want the hedge?
    Please essplain?

  107. Tom

    Haha. One of the Get Trump politburo at The Times of London regurgitates the left’s latest talking point and the Paywallian’s tribal leftards dutiful post it as today’s most important narrative:

    The planned 30 to 60-minute meeting in which Donald Trump and President Putin will be alone during their Helsinki summit tomorrow morning (AEST) has raised concerns among America’s closest allies.

    Without his secretary of state or national security adviser in the room, there are fears that President Trump could unwittingly disclose information that might compromise western intelligence in an attempt to forge a partnership with the Russian leader.

    Woops! Comments have been closed after the Paywallian’s readers lampooned the Times’ Trump Derangement and the “story” has now been banished from the Oz’s website front page, bound for an ignominious online grave.

    As IT says, no newspaper hates its readers more than the Paywallian. It has Australia’s most informed readership and they are treated like idiots by the stupidest people ever born on the Paywallian’s staff.

  108. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2764634, posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Don’t dig them up. What’s 50mm between friends?

    Ha, ha.
    The shop said 1 metre, but I didn’t like the look of that – bit too gap-tooth.
    Made the cheapskate mistake of cheating on box hedge spacing a while ago.
    It has started to close up now, but took a while.

  109. johanna

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2764613, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Top investors are betting the crazy $US3 billion US scooter trend will go global (15 July)

    • The buzziest startup idea in the US right now involves dumping hundreds of dockless scooters in a city and then hiring them out to people who want to make short trips.
    • Scooter rental startups Lime and Bird were only founded last year but have raised million of dollars in funding and racked up a collective valuation of $US3 billion.
    • Two big-name European investors, Index and Atomico, jumped on funding rounds just as the trend is set to hit Europe.
    • Index partner Martin Mignot said taking scooters and other light electronic vehicles for short trips could be as common as taking public transport.

    The great piles of discarded dockless bicycles and the recent collapse of three such bicycle rental companies here in Oz doesn’t seem to have slowed down our enlightened masters from wanting to social engineer Aussies into green drones.

    Heh, Bruce, last night one of the commercials replayed one of the best ever Midsomer Murders. It was full of crackling dialogue and fun events, the scene where the missus collected and set fire to the African artefacts is superb. All the way through, the musical director played African music, and some of it is very good indeed.

    The woman who played the keeper of the hawks and falcons was superb – she looked just like them and didn’t give a rats about The Authorities.

    Sadly, there were no transexual people of colour in the show.

    Ya get that.

  110. C.L.

    Go easy on Blow.
    He graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    Johanna,

    The climate where we are is very Himalayan at the moment.
    Camellias grow like weeds, which is why we bought them.
    Sick of fighting with immigrants which don’t fit in and won’t acclimatise (flora, I mean).
    (That is my Chauncey Gardener homespun philosophy for today).

  112. calli

    Take it down to the first or second set of buds (usually a leaf junction) above the last branch (if you want a hedge).

    With espalier, allow about 200mm. Remember, camellias bud alternately up the stem, so you’ll have to work out how you want the finished plant to look – symmetrical or staggered.

    With Setsugekka, I’d go hedge though – nice and thick and many more flowers without the work.

  113. Stimpson J. Cat

    The accusation involves neither satanists nor extra-terrestrials.

    Calli this is a serious economics blog.
    Please don’t lower the tone.

  114. C.L.

    Without his secretary of state or national security adviser in the room, there are fears that President Trump could unwittingly disclose information that might compromise western intelligence in an attempt to forge a partnership with the Russian leader.

    Compromise Western intelligence.
    Ahahahahahaha.

  115. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks calli.
    Hedge it is.
    Lazy man’s solution always wins.
    (I usually go to the You-Tubes for demos on this stuff, but this must be the only subject on earth which doesn’t have 568 videos posted from enthusiasts).

  116. calli

    And another thing.

    The First Law of Pruning

    Prune after flowering.

    You would be amazed at how many people get this simple thing wrong.

  117. duncanm

    Zyconoclast
    #2764492, posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Parents are rushing to enrol their children in a revolutionary new state school that will scrap year levels, school bells and the word ‘classroom’.
    Lindfield Learning Village won’t be the kind of school most adults recognise. Teaching will happen around ‘waterholes’ or ‘campfires’.

    Metaphorically, of course.

    Can’t have children around water or naked flames, lest there be a drowning or burning.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    In my search through garden videos I found this one from Don Burke very prescient of his recent troubles.
    From the 0:10 second mark.
    The subject is hedging for privacy.

  119. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
  120. Boambee John

    President Trump could unwittingly disclose information that might compromise western intelligence in an attempt to forge a partnership with the Russian leader.

    It’s OK, all his email goes through a server in a bathroom in Kansas, so that is all secure.

  121. Some History

    “I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed said. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

    In Breed added, “We’re flying in the world renown Sidewalkologist from the University of Hooterville who will bring fresh ideas to these problems”.

    https://imgur.com/4kNNN6O

  122. Leigh Lowe

    The First Law of Pruning

    Prune after flowering.

    Hmmm, yes.
    And that is not always the same time of the year for everything.
    Neighbours just mowed the very expensive Hellebores off at ground level just as the new flower shoots were popping up.

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    Without his secretary of state or national security adviser in the room, there are fears that President Trump could unwittingly disclose information that might compromise western intelligence in an attempt to forge a partnership with the Russian leader.

    Apparently four of Hillary’s emails weren’t actually read by every intelligence agency on Earth.

    Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’ (15 July)

    The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,”

    Maybe we could ask Anthony Weiner what is in those four emails.

  124. Elle

    johanna, I don’t know you, as you don’t moi! Just sayin though, but you appear to be a right royal biatch! Nasty as!

    And, yes, I know how I appear to be. Don’t say the ‘S’ word. Or do. I embrace myself.

  125. johanna

    BTW, JC, if you were Trump, what would you be doing today?

    Asking for a friend.

  126. No, “I wanna leave you alone” means “I wanna leave you alone”.
    If *you* mock someone’s position then later on through your own fault, presume that strawman is what they believe, that is your fault, not theirs.

    Not at all, I’m simply making the point that the above is not unconditional as is demonstrated whenever we consider this or that circumstance. This is further demonstrated by the variety of positions libertarians themselves take on this or that matter.

  127. calli

    Lol. I lived down the road from the first hedge, around the corner from the second, and shopped at the trade nursery last week.

    Burkey never strayed too far from home.

    And he’s right about ‘Early Pearly’. I specified it for many jobs.

  128. JC

    This is at least 1 bottle of gin. We’re heading for 1 1-/2 by 6 pm.

  129. johanna

    elle, right wing women who are not cuddly get that thrown at them all the time, just look at Sarah Sanders.

    Would it be better if I posted a photo with a teddy bear?

  130. calli

    All this talk about tight trousers on men reminded me of this.

    No more! Desist! Or I’ll link to ELO or the BeeGees.

  131. duncanm

    Plans for first set of 11,000 units to go near Sydney Metro stations

    even better, the NSW government is actively re-zoning its own land to up the market price. What was limited to 3 stories is now 8

  132. Elle

    johanna, show me your teddy … please! 🙂

  133. Des Deskperson

    “johanna, I don’t know you, as you don’t moi! Just sayin though, but you appear to be a right royal biatch! Nasty as”

    I haven’t been following all the current stuff – out chopping wood – but I will testify once again that Johanna is generally one of the sanest people on this blog.

  134. JC

    She’s Sarah Sanders now while still claiming victim hood.

  135. Death Giraffe

    Dot:

    Does anyone who homeschools their children divide them up into grades based on age or discourage collaborative work? We don’t do it in the real world but we do it all through formal education. Then we whine about kids that can’t behave like adults when they get to work.

    ..
    You are half right.
    But.
    Grades are important.
    We (rather the clever people a hundred and fifty years ago did) built up a sequence of studies based on developmentally when the vast majority of youngsters are ready to learn a concept or skill. And in the order required.
    This was no easy task.
    The problem with throwing out classes and grades is this:
    It might not be a great way to learn, but it is the best one we know for teaching large numbers of children.
    Purely from an efficiency point of view.
    You may be able to self- direct your learning with minimal intervention from a teacher and get a better result.
    Believe me. Most people can’t.
    With a class of twenty five for an hour lesson I have less than three minutes per student.
    You cannot do otherwise than deliver a series of lessons that generally cater to an average student an efficiently mass teach.
    Extend it out over time to whole school education over many years and multiple changes in staffing and even changes of schools, and there is no other practical way to teach masses of students than a series of year levels with attatched curiculum.
    The main problem with classes and year levels is this: due to social pressures schools stopped advancing students who were doing well up the year levels, and they stopped keeping struggling students back t repeat years.
    On top of that, they no longer expel students with criminal levels of disruptive behaviours.

  136. Elle

    Des, have you perused the late night hate-fest that is johanna’s “safe space” to shit on JC?

  137. JC

    Des

    Of course you’re saying this because the slob was a taxeating parasite just like you.
    But leaving that aside, go back to last evening and now and explain your sanity theory with the comments directed to Rabz, who mind you hasn’t been here for months.

    Don’t walk away and pretend a minister has just called for some urgent papers and answer to what I said. Sure, balls are pretty sparse in Canberra, so maybe I’m expecting a miracle.

  138. Chris

    Des, have you perused the late night hate-fest that is johanna’s “safe space” to shit on JC and JC’s safe space to shit on johanna?
    I fixes it.

  139. Chris

    What tedious things feuds among colleagues become.

  140. Elle

    Chris, lol, you are not my editor! I have one who I pay handsomely to correct my grammar.

  141. max

    ABC RN breakfast reported on the unexpected growth of population to 25m by 2025, not 2045 as predicted back in the Howard era.

    Young woman interviewee from the govt dept responsible for the prediction wanted to argue that it was a ‘projection’ not a prediction. Absolutely no discussion about why this had happened and how a department in the commonwealth public service could be so egregiously wrong in their prediction years ago.

    She would rather have picked up a bottle of Novichok in an English park and and taken a swig than use the words ‘immigration’ or ‘refugee intake’.

  142. JC

    Chris

    Leaving me aside, what does Rabz who to do with the Stoush. Perhaps you could ask Des the parasite to explain that too. Forget me.

  143. OldOzzie

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #2764605, posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm


    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    *Yes Hillary, we’re called the prosecution.*

    Former CIA Officer: Clinton “Involved In Biggest Treason In Histo

    Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what Hillary Clinton did with her charity and Uranium One while she was Secretary of State was a crime for the history books.

    Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton used this to launder money in foreign banks so it wasn’t subject to U.S. laws, congressional subpoenas or FOIA demands for the evidence. This was done to launder this money globally into the Clinton Foundation so the U.S. government could not examine it at all.”

    Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was the head of the FBI while the Uranium One deal was being done by Clinton and the Russians. One fifth of U.S. uranium production was bought by the Russians in a deal Clinton pushed and approved. The Clinton Foundation received more than $140 million from some of the same Russian players who were involved with Uranium One. Why didn’t Mueller stop the deal? Shipp says,

    Mueller is either a complete moron, which he is not, or he overlooked the biggest counterterrorism cases in U.S. history. It involved Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One and, of course, the destruction of all the emails and evidence and her secret server, and on and on and on it goes, and he (Mueller) ignored it all.”

    How did she get away with obvious crime? Shipp says,

    “The most bizarre thing is the people who protected her from clear felonious activity and violations of the Espionage Act. James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, was protecting her and leaking things to the media and lying. You had John Brennan, Director of the CIA, protecting her by starting a false investigation (on Trump) and stirring things up with this (false/unverified) dossier. You had James Comey, Director of the FBI, protecting her…

    Then, you’ve got Peter Strzok protecting her, and now it appears the United Kingdom GCHQ was using NSA information to target Donald Trump and protect Hillary Clinton. You have to ask yourself what kind of power or connections does this woman have to get all of these members of the Deep State, Shadow Government to risk their own criminal penalties to protect her and try to get her elected? That is the Shadow Government. That is the Deep State. That is what is so chilling about this whole thing…

    This is deep. This is dark. This is as dark as it gets, and this is the biggest espionage case involving government officials in the history of this country.”

    Shipp also points out that, this time, it will not be business as usual for the “Deep State and Shadow Government.” They are going to be brought to justice because Shipp says, “indictments are coming because of Donald Trump coming into the White House from the outside. Trump cannot be bribed.”

  144. JC

    Des

    Stop pretending you’re suddenly busy and answer the question.

    Take a deep breath and push down. It’s not that hard :-). Trust me.
    And no, the minister isn’t calling you.

  145. Geriatric Mayfly

    Most hilarious website ever. Bet you can’t get past 3 clicks!
    If humpy wet, it’s raining.
    If humpy hot, it’s hot.
    If humpy gone, it’s windy.

    Straight and to the point, almost in the vein of one of the 500 languages. Three clicks did it for me. The pretentious attempts to infuse profundity into equation, quickly became wearisome.

  146. stackja

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2764663, posted on July 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Civil libertarians insisted all would be good.

  147. Some History

    Rowan Atkinson – Not the Nine O’Clock News Deaf Telephone Sketch

  148. Tom

    All this talk about tight trousers on men reminded me of this.

    Ay, yes — the crotch scene.

    On the other hand, my picture of the year so far.

  149. Slayer of Memes

    RUNNING SCARED: 3 Dems Introduce ‘Abolish Ice’ Proposal. Then They Vote No.

    On Thursday, three House Democratic members introduced a measure calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The GOP majority, calling their bluff, enthusiastically agreed the measure should be brought to the House floor for a vote so Democrats would be on record supporting such a move. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said he planned to bring the Democratic bill to the floor.

    Then, as if by magic (or reading the polls, which show only 25% of Americans think ICE should be abolished), the same three Democratic congressmen who introduced the measure, Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), said they would vote no if the measure reached the House floor.

    Here is the ostensible reason the Three Gallant Musketeers offered for turning tail and running:

    “We know Speaker Ryan is not serious about passing our ‘Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,’ so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt.”

    According to The Hill, the bill would “create a commission to examine ICE’s responsibilities and then recommend transferring them to other agencies.”

    Even Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) has eschewed the idea of jettisoning ICE, saying, “No American likes the separation of children and that’s an awful thing and that’s got to be stopped, but ICE does do some things that are very important.”

    So they’re going to vote AGAINST the very bill they introduced if it actually makes it to the floor of the House, because they think it’s going to be used as a political stunt by their opponents…

    But it TOTALLY wasn’t a political stunt to draft and introduce the bill itself….

  150. Geriatric Mayfly

    How did she get away with obvious crime? Shipp says,

    Because they all thought she was going to win and when she didn’t they closed ranks.

  151. Shy Ted

    Alzheiners. What better way to forget you’ve got a nasty coldsore and no-one wants to kiss you.

  152. Des Deskperson

    ‘Des

    Stop pretending you’re suddenly busy and answer the question.

    Take a deep breath and push down. It’s not that hard :-). Trust me.
    And no, the minister isn’t calling you.’

    Sorry, JC, I have been doing my ironing.

    I was responding to Elle’s specific criticism of Johanna.

    Both she and you used to be among the more interesting, intelligent and informed cat commenters.

    Then something happened between you, I dunno what it was and I’m not particularly interested.

  153. Ragu

    With a class of twenty five for an hour lesson I have less than three minutes per student.

    Some schools run 30min lessons. It’s ok for the smart kids, but some kids need the time to understand a concept. Lessons should mimic real life.

    Generally, it’s three hours between breaks when you’re a fully paid-up member of the workforce. School should be the same.

    As a tradesman I often spend a lot of time teaching my trade to the next generation. Having those three hour lessons are perfect.

    Half hour is shit

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That said, I do hope that Rabz has got rid of that loudly striped suit that accentuates his small balls.

    Oh dear. I’ve met Rabz. He’s a very normal and lively person who wears good quality unobtrusive clothing and who doesn’t deserve this sort of comment. No man does, really.

    Hairy has a couple of pin-striped Hugo Boss suits.
    One has discreet brown and black pin stripes; in fine woolen fabric and very fashionable.
    Much admired, too, by ladies on various cruises who tell me he looks very distinguished.
    If they said he had small balls, I’d whack them one. So personal an insult! Vicious.
    It’s moments like these that a man needs a wife to speak up for his honor.
    Also, I can’t stand untruthfulness. 😀

  155. Well, that didn’t take long. Three hours and it turns into shitfight.

  156. Shy Ted

    Then, you’ve got Peter Strzok protecting her, and now it appears the United Kingdom GCHQ was using NSA information to target Donald Trump and protect Hillary Clinton. You have to ask yourself what kind of power or connections does this woman have to get all of these members of the Deep State, Shadow Government to risk their own criminal penalties to protect her and try to get her elected?
    Money and sex. it’s always money and sex. I know because I haven’t got any.

  157. Shy Ted

    Early hours tomorrow, 0140hrs on SBS a re-run of Lillyhammer. If you haven’t seen it don’t miss it. Takes a couple of episodes to hit it’ stride but then it’s classic dark humour. Spinoff from The Sopranos.

  158. Brian of Moorabbin

    Popcorn. Get your popcorn here.

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tom, if the cat in that pic was Attapuss and he had his claws out, those balloons would go pop. 🙂

    Attapuss has gone to his minder; I dropped him off this morning with the whole Q5 full of his stuff.
    His carry case, his little hut, his five bowls, his water bowl, his two scratching posts (one big, one a cradle), his three special rugs, his soft round bed, three months supply of grain-free kibbles and ‘ecological’ kitty litter, his litter tray, his two pooh scoops for the tray, some saved Coles plakky bags for his used litter, his seven toys including his fave striped mouse filled with catnip, his brush and special cat-claw clippers (brilliant invention), a sharp knife for opening his little meaty paks, and his paperwork and medical history, including his yearly injections (took him Friday) and certificates of vaccination.

    Forgot the pot-plant with his cat grass.

    * weep*

    I am missing him very much already.

  160. Rafe Champion

    What a spoiled brat of a cat!

  161. DrBeauGan

    There’s this to be said for the schoolyard antics of some usually sane Çats: they make me feel mature and adult by comparison.

    That doesn’t happen very often.

  162. testpattern

    ‘The PN-RAN MSA 2018 is the 4th iteration of the said bilateral activity.’

    Palawan July 16. Said bilateral activity with RAN 40 minutes ago. probably 41 now.

    https://www.facebook.com/wescom/posts/1107556146043212

  163. Bruce of Newcastle

    So they’re going to vote AGAINST the very bill they introduced if it actually makes it to the floor of the House, because they think it’s going to be used as a political stunt by their opponents…

    But it TOTALLY wasn’t a political stunt to draft and introduce the bill itself….

    The Dems are terrified right now. Cuomo is in a big fight with lezzo Christine Nixon who is loopy left. Ocasio-Cortez took out one of the most senior sitting Democrats, Joe Crowley. She is also loopy left. And now it is looking like Feinstein will be knocked off by another uberlefty.

    California Dems snub Sen. Dianne Feinstein for long shot rival, in ‘clear-eyed rejection’ of party establishment (today)

    The California Democratic Party issued a stunning rebuke of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by decisively handing its official endorsement to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her long shot Democratic challenger.

    The move was the latest sign that establishment Democrats are facing something of a national insurgence, coming on the heels of last month’s shock win by 28-year-old Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over high-ranking Rep. Joe Crowley in a closely watched New York primary.

    De Leon has long been courting party activists and appealed to those seeking a fresh face and a more progressive senator to fight against President Donald Trump.

    The ICE stunt is all about Dem congresscritters surviving their own primaries.

  164. Mitch M.

    Early hours tomorrow, 0140hrs on SBS a re-run of Lillyhammer. If you haven’t seen it don’t miss it. Takes a couple of episodes to hit it’ stride but then it’s classic dark humour. Spinoff from The Sopranos.

    Thanks Shy Ted. Will be good to revisit that quirky comedy.

  165. JC

    Des

    That doesn’t work.

    You claimed she’s one of the sanest people here. Explain how you arrive at tbat after the random abuse directed to Rabz and also the countless times the creature has attacked other females here.

    Des?

  166. Tom

    Lizzie, I hadn’t realised you were exiling your cat for the foreseeable future. LOL. I wouldn’t need that much stuff if I was moving house. She won’t recognise you when they eventually give her back in 2022 or whenever.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Ellenbrook murderer appears to be completely bonkers:

    His name is enough to send anyone mad.

  168. Rae

    She won’t recognise you when they eventually give her back

    One hopes, Tom, that “she” will be still a he when that happens.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2764700, posted on July 16, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    How did she get away with obvious crime? Shipp says,

    Because they all thought she was going to win and when she didn’t they closed ranks.

    Yes, exactly.
    This whole episode needs to be viewed through the prism that they thought she was going to win in a canter.
    When you wonder about how careless Strzok, Page et al were, remember that they actually wanted it to be known later that they had put a stick in Trump’s spokes, therefore the more widely it was known that they held animous towards Trump, the more likely they would become favoured courtiers in the Clinton White House.
    Ooops.
    There must have been some very knotted guts in the DC swamp on the evening of 8th November 2016 when they realised that the very trail of anti-Trump breadcrumbs they had laid down for Hillary’s helpers to see could be followed by anyone in the incoming Trump administration.

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Money and sex. it’s always money and sex. I know because I haven’t got any.

    I know.
    If I had the former I would be buying lots of the latter.

  171. Tom

    Sorry, Lizzie. I just realised I had assumed your cat was a wymmymses. As a female colleague once explained to me: “All cats are little women in cheap fur coats.”

  172. Rae

    In light of overnight and continuing discussions “Popinjay” seems to be an entirely suitable nom-de-plume for he who is said to be a snappy dresser.

  173. Rae

    Sorry, Lizzie. I just realised …

    Lol

  174. stackja

    School yard prefect on duty. Sinc is also duty.

  175. Brian of Moorabbin

    stackja
    #2764735, posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    School yard prefect on duty. Sinc is also duty.

    Indeed. Several posts have gone missing from the feed

    Seems the DoomLord’s delete button is on overtime….

  176. bundyrum

    Johanna, dont be despondent, i am a minor poster but i enjoy your posts & some on this site are real nasty bastards.

  177. DrBeauGan

    That was good, misfit. I’m not big on Ludwig von Beetlebrows, except the late quartets, but she does a good job.

  178. bundyrum

    I now await the slings & arrows.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Seems the DoomLord’s delete button is on overtime….

    What!
    He better not have deleted Calli’s pruning tips.

  180. Ragu

    Pedro the Ignorant

    #2763992, posted on July 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    If being married is so much fun, why do 99% of men have sheds tricked out like Aladdin’s cave with thousands of dollars worth of tools, motorbikes, flatscreen TVs, sofa beds and beer fridges?

    Because, after some serious spelunking you can wander up to the house you built, kiss your family and be a normal adult.

    A young bloke can go all-in with a kid. Just put your assets into a trust for the child, if you’re worried about it turning to shit.
    As has been conclusively proven here. Never marry someone whose parents aren’t together.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2764717, posted on July 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Of course, BoN.
    The “Bill” to get rid of ICE was a “signaling Bill” to the mad left nut-jobs.
    They never expected it would ever see the light of day, much less be put to a vote on the floor.
    I sort of wondered why they had gone so hard on this ICE thing, all because the wetback Socialist from NY had a brain fart.
    I think it has to do with optional voting … they need a touchstone issue to get the slacktivists off the couch for the mid-terms.
    This ain’t that issue, though.
    The blowback will outweigh the gains 3 to 1.

  182. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Please guys.

    How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends?

    How can we start over when the fighting never ends?

  183. Chris

    Chris, lol, you are not my editor!

    I grovel in apology.

  184. Brian of Moorabbin

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2764748, posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm
    Please guys.
    How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends?
    How can we start over when the fighting never ends?

    We lie awake, this wall between us
    We’re just not talkin’, we got so much to say
    Let’s break these chains, our love can free us
    Whoa, whoa, ain’t it time we started trying
    Whoa, whoa, gotta stop this love from dying

  185. Confused Old Misfit

    Thanks Dr BG.
    That is my favourite of the three versions I have.

  186. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    #2764748, posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Please guys.

    How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends?

    How can we start over when the fighting never ends?

    Wow!
    Beautiful, man.
    Just beautiful.
    The poetry, the sentiment … I’m choking up here.

  187. Des Deskperson

    ‘You claimed she’s one of the sanest people here. Explain how you arrive at tbat after the random abuse directed to Rabz and also the countless times the creature has attacked other females here.

    Des?’

    I have usually found Johanna’s comments, particularly her critiques of the APS, to be informed, prescient and well written.

    I also tend to stick up for her because we were both ‘tax-eaters’, we both live in the same area and we both have a bit of the same feeling for its peculiar political and socio/economic eccentricities as well as its interesting geography and topography.

    I don’t have the time or interest to scroll back through the comments to see who, out of you, Johanna and any others involved, has been the rudest.

  188. C.L.

    That’s odd. Usually, by Googling “realdonaldtrump” you get Trump’s latest tweets and his Twitter link, if you prefer. Googling it now, neither appears. Even “Trump” and “Twitter” no longer returns his Twitter site.

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    His name is enough to send anyone mad.

    Ellenbrook murder: Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts sent to secure psychiatric facility after facing court over deaths of mother and children
    Shannon Hampton and Hayley GoddardPerthNow
    July 16, 2018 11:19AM
    Topics
    Perth
    WA News

    A TEENAGER accused of murdering a mother and two of her children at their Ellenbrook home has been sent to a secure psychiatric facility, with a magistrate expressing concern for his mental health.

    Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts, 19, faced the Midland Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with killing a 48-year-old woman, her eight-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter early yesterday.

    Indeed, Stimson.

  190. Not Uh oh

    Plans for first set of 11,000 units to go near Sydney Metro stations

    I understand that they have grossly underprovided for schools.

  191. Baldrick

    Focus groups are now taking the piss out of Bill Shorten-

    Bill Shorten ✔ @billshortenmp
    Great news for the millions of Australians who go fishing every year.
    Bill Shorten and Labor will invest $10 million for a supporting recreational fishing fund.
    Upgrade existing boat ramps – Shorten wait times.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    Ragu

    #2764745, posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Pedro the Ignorant

    #2763992, posted on July 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    If being married is so much fun, why do 99% of men have sheds tricked out like Aladdin’s cave with thousands of dollars worth of tools, motorbikes, flatscreen TVs, sofa beds and beer fridges?

    Because, after some serious spelunking you can wander up to the house you built, kiss your family and be a normal adult.

    Oh-kay.
    I am just going to go look up “spelunking” before I comment further.

  193. Slayer of Memes

    Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts, 19, faced the Midland Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with killing a 48-year-old woman, her eight-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter early yesterday.

    Tea ‘ n cum, eh?

    That reminds me… anyone seen oldsalt lately?

  194. stackja

    CL I have twitter account. DT shows up there. I am away from my desktop computer. Will paste recent. If someone else doesn’t.

  195. Baldrick

    Donate now, or Elon Musk will say bad things about you on Twitter…

    That’s a classic Slayer. I note that Melon Eusk donated $20 too. 😂

  196. RobK

    I am just going to go look up “spelunking” before I comment further.
    Things can get dark when you look into them.

  197. C.L.

    I can find the Twitter page, Stack. It’s bookmarked.
    I’m just noting that it has been de-Googled – which is strange.

  198. Herodotus

    South Sudanese PR Department Swings into Action.

    From the Oz:

    “Airbnb owners and media are partly to blame for a wave of youth crime, a South Sudanese figure says.”

  199. stackja

    CL Google put DT on banned list? We await DT comment!

  200. Leigh Lowe

    Slayer of Memes

    #2764756, posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Donate now, or Elon Musk will say bad things about you on Twitter…

    This particular brain-pop aside, the phenomenon that is the tech-messiah Elon Skum is interesting.
    He has gone from world saviour and all round fun guy, to detestable xunt in about six months.
    (I mean, he always was a detestable xunt, but it is only now the public are seeing it).
    From telling investors that cash-flow is sooo tedious and he doesn’t want to talk about it, to slagging the most respected men on the planet that they are p 3 dos after they pull off the most amazing rescue ever and generally taking a swipe at anything on Twatter that falls short of effusive Elon-worship … he is looking a tiny bit like an imploding brat.

  201. Rae

    Some calming and conciliatory music. My Favorite.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    Slayer of Memes

    #2764766, posted on July 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Palestinian human rights activist Ahmad Mansour Hassan, Al-Aqsa Brigades commander of the Ayman Jouda Brigades missile unit, accidentally exploded himself this morning in Gaza City.
    [Note: Article in Arabic..]

    They blow up so quickly these days…

    I take it “blow up” in this context wasn’t like a baby-Trump inflatable?

  203. calli

    Oh, I see now.

    Yes, it looks like they have given him the flick, the silly buggers.

  204. Rae

    slagging the most respected men on the planet

    It was a retaliatory tweet to just one diver who had slagged Musk first.

  205. Mitch M.

    He has gone from world saviour and all round fun guy, to detestable xunt in about six months.

    Just another example of a CEO who is heralded as a messiah. He made a fortune of paypal which made its initial capital off porn. So why people think he is some business genius is beyond my comprehension. Good riddance to him. He can go back to that hellhole of South Africa and see if he can save it from complete collapse.

  206. Roger

    South Sudanese PR Department Swings into Action.

    From the Oz:

    “Airbnb owners and media are partly to blame for a wave of youth crime, a South Sudanese figure says.”

    Also a thinly veiled threat to media who report on the ethnicity of alleged offenders, I note.

  207. Cactus

    Something is really starting to get to Elon Musk. He is quite quick to anger. It is that I find interesting. What is happening behind the scenes? Are the wheels falling off so to speak?

  208. Mater

    “Airbnb owners and media are partly to blame for a wave of youth crime, a South Sudanese figure says.”

    So if you’re a male Airbnb owner, you are now responsible for violence against women, sexual assault, rape AND youth crime?

  209. Baldrick

    That’s odd. Usually, by Googling “realdonaldtrump” you get Trump’s latest tweets and his Twitter link, if you prefer. Googling it now, neither appears. Even “Trump” and “Twitter” no longer returns his Twitter site.

    Yep, same here. I can get his Instagram and Facebook accounts but no Twitter.

  210. H B Bear

    A Sunshine Coast woman who admitted to dumping her partner’s headless torso and setting it on fire is arguing she acted in self-defence, a Brisbane court has heard.
    Happens all the time.

    Sounds more like a Gold Coast thing.

  211. Helen

    Psychotic son and brother did it.
    Being held in a mental health facility.

  212. Makka

    The swamp is on the run and sh*t scared. Trump is right on target;

    @HillaryClinton
    Follow Follow @HillaryClinton

    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    ————————————————

    David Rothschild
    @DavMicRot
    Simple Story: Russia and Republicans (Team Trump) coordinated a cyber-attack on Democrats & US voting data and systems. Republicans won election. Republicans undermining only investigation to find out what happened and is still happening. #PartyOverCountry #MAGA
    9:37 PM · Jul 14, 2018

  213. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Something is really starting to get to Elon Musk. He is quite quick to anger. It is that I find interesting. What is happening behind the scenes? Are the wheels falling off so to speak?

    Ponzi schemes are invariably stressful unless you are the government and can control it all.

  214. H B Bear

    Are the wheels falling off so to speak?

    Running out of rabbits to pull out of the hat.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    Cactus

    #2764779, posted on July 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Something is really starting to get to Elon Musk. He is quite quick to anger. It is that I find interesting. What is happening behind the scenes? Are the wheels falling off so to speak?

    They are indeed.
    He can’t get his shit-box scalectrix cars to hang together until they get to the end of the assembly line, can’t make them for under $100k a copy, and is burning cash faster than a hooker on crack. It now looks like the bag is being slammed shut on further debt funding.
    Like all bullies of his ilk, the trip to Thailand was an escape from reality and a distraction.
    Some clown suggested here yesterday that the sardine-can sub could have made it through the cave because the stretchers carrying the kids did.
    Pity people don’t read jack-shit before they post.
    The kids swam their way (escorted by two divers) through the tight spots and were only put on stretchers for the final leg out in the massive sections of cave.

  216. Baldrick

    Sounds more like a Gold Coast thing.

    They obviously don’t do candlelight vigils, supportive rallies or meaningful hashtags on the Gold Coast either.

  217. Chris

    @HillaryClinton
    Follow Follow @HillaryClinton

    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    I bet Twitchy has a good article full of sick burns.

  218. John of Mel

    Don’t use Google. Duckduckgo is better. And realdonaldtrump is still on top (pun intended).

  219. Leigh Lowe

    Running out of rabbits to pull out of the hat.

    They are about to foreclose on the hat I think.
    When he starts to go off at “Big Banks”, you will know the end is nigh.
    BTW, did these two ever consummate?

  220. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Palestinian human rights activist Ahmad Mansour Hassan, Al-Aqsa Brigades commander of the Ayman Jouda Brigades missile unit, accidentally exploded himself this morning in Gaza City.

    He’s finding out that his 72 virgins are all old, and ugly to boot.

  221. Mullumhillbilly

    Musk’s sub offer was aimed at getting a cameo role in the movie.

  222. DrBeauGan

    None of the multibillionaires thrown up by the latest industrial revolution amount to much. Bezos is basically a shopkeeper. Musk is an ingenious parasite. And what do creating Twitter and Facebook do for humanity? Allow more half-baked garbage to flood the world than at any time in history.

    They’re a bunch of nothingburgers.

  223. Makka

    Early hours tomorrow, 0140hrs on SBS a re-run of Lillyhammer. If you haven’t seen it don’t miss it. Takes a couple of episodes to hit it’ stride but then it’s classic dark humour. Spinoff from The Sopranos.

    One the best Netflix has done. Funny yet dark as. The episodes with the perv who had the breast feeding fetish was outstandingly hilarious. Likewise the dude who was the social worker for all Africans and Arabs. Pissed myself.

  224. Speedbox

    Perhaps there are bigger issues at play with Musk. His behavior would suggest all is not well. Even the dopiest person would realise that the cave rescue has been seen globally as a triumph of endurance and exceptional bravery in the face of very dangerous conditions. It is only an uber foolish person that would try to disparage the rescuers (or the kids). The media, who typically have a low concentration threshold, is still filled with stories recounting the ordeal of the children and the bravery of the rescuers.

    Yet Musk made some stupid mean-spirited comments that made him look, at best, petulant.

    In recent weeks (in particular) but also for the past few months, increasingly critical stories have emerged about the Tesla vehicle manufacturing and Space X businesses. Musk’s dismissal of questions about cash flow and production estimates being “uncool” and “boring” and thus not worthy of discussion has alarmed some investors. And some people have, reportedly, cancelled their Tesla orders in protest.

    Whether those recently reported cancellations are real or not is largely moot. For what its worth, I think Tesla is in serious trouble as a mass produced vehicle manufacturer primarily because the global giants of mass production will be unleashing a torrent of new electric/hybrid vehicles into the market beginning from 2020. By 2022/3, Tesla will be utterly swamped to being a small niche player.

    When your previously loyal devotees start mocking you on social media and both big and small investors are querying you business model, time to re-think your petulant “toys out of the cot” approach.

  225. Leigh Lowe

    Just another example of a CEO who is heralded as a messiah. He made a fortune of paypal which made its initial capital off porn. So why people think he is some business genius is beyond my comprehension. Good riddance to him. He can go back to that hellhole of South Africa and see if he can save it from complete collapse.

    Not an uncommon story.
    A combination of a good (but not brilliant) idea, luck, timing and pushiness gets Business #1 up and running.
    They then ignore the factors which drove Business #1 and launch into #2 and #3 thinking they Midas-touch invincible.
    Two notes from his Wiki bio say it all …

    In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer.

    and …

    In 1995, at age 24, Musk moved to California to begin a Ph.D. in applied physics and materials science at Stanford University but left the program after two days to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations …

  226. Farmer Gez

    @HillaryClinton
    Follow Follow @HillaryClinton

    Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?

    I bet Twitchy has a good article full of sick burns.

    No confusion for Hillary.
    Team Clinton all the way.

  227. stackja

    Musk mix up?

    Zolpidem usage
    In an apparent admission of mixing zolpidem and alcohol, Musk tweeted in June 2017: “A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien … and magic!”[224] Musk gained media attention for mentioning the dangerous drug combination publicly on his social media.[225][226]

  228. rickw

    Palestinian human rights activist Ahmad Mansour Hassan, Al-Aqsa Brigades commander of the Ayman Jouda Brigades missile unit, accidentally exploded himself this morning in Gaza City.

    As a kid, almost got hit in the face with a model rocket because the reasonably intelligent persons assigned to launch systems assembly had accidentally bridged the ignition switch.

    You can only imagine how dangerous working with rockets and low IQ jihadi’s is.

  229. Baldrick

    Good.

    7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney
    Thai Cave Rescue: British diver Vern Unsworth has told 7 News’ that he’s considering legal action after being referred to as ‘pedo guy’ by @elonmusk. “It’s not finished…I believe he’s called me a ‘paed*ophile’…I think people realise what sort of guy he is.”

  230. rickw

    “Airbnb owners and media are partly to blame for a wave of youth crime, a South Sudanese figure says.”

    I’m surprised it isn’t the fault of some long forgotten colonial power.

  231. Leigh Lowe

    Baldrick

    #2764806, posted on July 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Good.

    7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney
    Thai Cave Rescue: British diver Vern Unsworth has told 7 News’ that he’s considering legal action after being referred to as ‘pedo guy’ by @elonmusk. “It’s not finished…I believe he’s called me a ‘paed*ophile’…I think people realise what sort of guy he is.”

    Excellent!
    Better get in quick before the repo guys come for his goatee.
    Apparently some fuck-knuckle upthread thinks that, when an expert criticises your technology as not fit for purpose, it is an appropriate response to call them a p 3 do.

  232. Rae

    [Rae] suggested here yesterday that the [mini] sub could have made it through the cave because the stretchers carrying the kids did. {And because it was pretty much the same size as the stretchers, and while the mini sub was rigid and might no be able to bend around corners, the same applied to the stretchers].

    Pity people don’t read jack-shit before they post.

    The kids swam their way (escorted by two divers) through the tight spots and were only put on stretchers for the final leg out in the massive sections of cave.

    All of the boys and their coach were brought out of the cave on stretchers in an extraordinary mission.

    The Thai prime minister also said on Tuesday the boys were given an anti-anxiety medication as part of the rescue. And since the medic in the cave, Richard Harris, was an anesthetist, he may have overseen that part of the rescue effort.

    A former Thai Navy SEAL involved with the operation, Commander Chaiyananta Peeranarong, told AFP on Wednesday that the boys were “sleeping or partially-conscious as they were passed from diver-to-diver through the cave.”

    “Some of them were asleep, some of them were wiggling their fingers… (as if) groggy, but they were breathing,” he said.

    There are conflicting reports of how much and what kind of medication given to the boys to keep them calm or knock them out for the operation. CBS reported that the boys were given only anti-anxiety medication, but AFP’s source said some of the boys were fully sedated.

    Sedated. Strapped to a stretcher. Between 2 divers. All the way out.

    Yes, it is a pity you didn’t read before you posted.

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You can only imagine how dangerous working with rockets and low IQ jihadi’s is.

    One of the ouens tells the following story – In Afghanistan, a few years ago, tho local jihadi’s decided that one of their number would wear a suicide vest down, to ‘take out” a police /Army checkpoint along a main road. They met in a cave, the chosen one donned the vest, and they decided on a “group hug” before he set off to martyrdom.

    The vest detonated, and all seven were killed.

  234. You can only imagine how dangerous working with rockets and low IQ jihadi’s is.

    What happens when you press this big red button?

    Darwinism at work.

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