Wednesday Forum: August 8, 2018

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  1. .

    Alyssa Milano Protests the NRA with ARMED SECURITY!

    So was a stunner in the late 1990s.

    Dumb as f***.

    Say, what is the IQ of an average A lister who is a performer, not a writer/director/producer?

  2. Tiny Dancer

    Trying to remember Fairfax going after Shorten Louie they have with BRS.

  3. Tiny Dancer

    “like”. Fat fingers. No moron.

  4. testpattern

    Customary Wujal Wujal welcome to country smoking earlier this week for 51st batt fnqr

    https://twitter.com/CO_51FNQR

  5. Empire 5:5

    Say, what is the IQ of an average A lister who is a performer, not a writer/director/producer?

    = Producer – 5
    = Director – 3

    Resultant range 70-74. About the same as your average leftist useful idiot.

  6. Baldrick

    Must be time for a Friday ‘funnie’:

    Rae
    #2681059, posted on April 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    I can recommend Veuve Tailhan Blanc de Blancs Brut at $68 per bottle.
    ______
    Infidel Tiger
    #2681086, posted on April 7, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    Oh really? Veuve Tailhan is supermarket wine that can widely be found for $13 a bottle.
    https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/veuve+tailhan+brut+france/1/australia

  7. .

    Who pays 500% over market at Aldi?

    Sheesh!

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Must be time for a Friday ‘funnie’:

    Pestes just posted it- a unit commander in the Australian Army “welcomed to country”, FFS!

  9. testpattern

    Before I went working away I warned readers about this and invited analyses of the potential impact to State budgets of Scullion’s move. This is one reason why Mal went to Tennant, Scullion is deeply unpopular across the north as is the CLP in NT. Even an ardent supporter of the cashless card Ian Trust featured in a full page plea for Scullion to reverse his proposed cuts. Mal’s response? He promised to build 9 new houses in Tennant. CLP needs a 7% swing to win Lingiari. Nige and Mal have made that even harder. Watch this space.

    ‘The WA and Federal governments appear no closer to resolving a stalemate over remote Indigenous community housing funding, a situation WA Premier Mark McGowan has warned risks increasing social dysfunction and disharmony’

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-10/wa-rows-with-pm-over-remote-communities-funding/10106536

  10. Death Giraffe

    Today’s Ford Model A action.
    Brackets.


  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘The WA and Federal governments appear no closer to resolving a stalemate over remote Indigenous community housing funding, a situation WA Premier Mark McGowan has warned risks increasing social dysfunction and disharmony’

    Proposing the closing down over a hundred of those outback, Third World shitholes was the best idea Colin Barnett ever had. Shame he wasn’t re-elected.

  12. Snoopy

    Committee Votes To Impeach Entire West Virginia Supreme Court For Corruption

    Judges of no apparent political affiliation. What does the NPR report divulge?

    “This is truly a sad day for West Virginia, but it is an important step forward if we are going to restore the public’s confidence in the judiciary,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman John Shott, a Republican.
    >
    >
    “It’s a coup,” said Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer, a Democrat who is the judiciary committee’s minority chair. She added, “They dragged this out all summer long, and suddenly they put this on the agenda.”

    Oh. I see.

  13. testpattern

    ‘Australian Army “welcomed to country” ‘

    Yep. And in the centuries old customary manner.

  14. Lysander

    Without rewriting my whole FOI post, I may yet still have an “in.” Their ABC said I couldn’t have anything from them because it all related to “program materials” (as in materials, like information from docs/emails etc.. being used IN programs). But something I saw afterwards was they said they had found emails relating to how Ms Journo might use the program materials (which, in themselves, aren’t actually “program materials” because they’d just be approvals, processes, policies etc..)! So I’ve refined my request and scope with the Information Commissioner for these because they can’t be exempt as “program materials.” Maybe this will help uncover some ABC management decisions, deadlines, requests, money, publishers etc…

    Hey, I doubt it but, fuck it, why not.

  15. Makka

    ‘Australian Army “welcomed to country” ‘

    Yep. And in the centuries old customary manner.

    Lol, you’re such a flog.

  16. Chris

    Maybe this will help uncover some ABC management decisions, deadlines, requests, money, publishers etc…

    Hey, I doubt it but, fuck it, why not.

    My favorite system of shelling the bureaucratic: let a hundred ministerials bloom.

  17. Lysander

    Haha spot on Chris!!!! At the very least I am taking up some in-house legal counsel at their ABC.

    I’m getting my 52 cents a day worth at the moment as well! 🙂

  18. Habib

    105 and 155mm are far superior for shelling bureaucracy, even a salvo out of an 81mm tube will scatter the bastards.

  19. JC

    The Lira was down 10% at one stage.

    “The Turkish delegation went to Washington, and there seem to be no compromises on offer at the moment, and confidence in the currency remains weak,” said Kit Juckes, the global head of FX strategy at Societe Generale.

    The Trump administration earlier this month announced sanctions against Turkey for failing to release Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor who has been detained for nearly two years.

    Don’t fuck with Agent Orange as he will hurt you.

  20. Empire 5:5

    105 and 155mm are far superior for shelling bureaucracy, even a salvo out of an 81mm tube will scatter the bastards

    If we’re going extra-judicial, I want show trials.

  21. Farmer Gez

    AUD has just broken through the 2017 low. If it closes the week down here then odds very good we’ll see 60 something within a few months.

    This is what happens when you have an economy that relies on demand inflation in the housing market.
    Mining, with farm products a distant second, is about the only thing keeping the dollar from tanking.

  22. Myrddin Seren

    rickw

    Quite a fresh looking one ( AK-47 ) to. Suggests a recent import rather than something cobbled together.

    Where there’s one, there’s many.

    The world ( outside Australia ) is awash with Soviet pattern weaponry.

    No one is going to take the risk of importing one AK and one mag – and that raises the question of the ammo.

    Gangs will be tooling up to deal with each other and the police.

    Next prediction – here we go.

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    After a protracted battle with half the population of Bangladesh over a f*cked up delivery, I wish it to be known, that Jeff Bezos and I, are no longer friends. I hope that the withdrawal of my custom sees the prick die of starvation. I have some of the transcripts from the five CHATS I had yesterday with ‘The Team’ and they could not be bested by the best script writers for an afternoon soap. At the end of all rounds, Amazon won on a TKO. These chatters are totally robotic. The items were in an UPS depot in the US, confirmed by phone call, waiting pick up by a friend, who somehow was not notified by her hotel, of which the UPS depot is an integral part. All the the robots could talk about was getting a police report to progress further action. Over and over and over, we want a police report. I had to remind them that wasting police time is an offence, but to forge ahead unyielding was the order of the day.

  24. Chris

    even a salvo out of an 81mm tube will scatter the bastards

    Really? I find it draws the crabs!

  25. JC

    Gez

    Bullshit. The big dollar is strong against majors particularly the Euro and the Stg. Stop making shit up that the Aussie dollar is weak all by itself. The greenback has caught a decent big and broken through some key support levels against some of the majors.

    And yes, mining is very important to us because we’re extremely efficient at it. And Farming is is also good. What the hell is the problem with that?

  26. .

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2785952, posted on August 10, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I once ordered a book of genre 1.

    They thought they should send me a book for genre 2.

    They repeatedly sent me a book from genre 3.

    WTF?!

  27. Myrddin Seren

    JC

    Know you are travelling.

    In response to:

    The Trump administration earlier this month announced sanctions against Turkey for failing to release Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor who has been detained for nearly two years.

    Don’t fuck with Agent Orange as he will hurt you.

    We have ( courtesy of Testpattern – remarkably ):

    A group of pro-government lawyers in Turkey have filed charges against several U.S. officers associated with Incirlik Air Base, seeking their arrest for alleged ties to terrorist groups.

    The lawyers are seeking a temporarily halt to all flights leaving the base and access to execute a search warrant, according to court papers filed last week by the Association for Social Justice and Aid. The group is a well-known, non-governmental organization made up of backers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The Stockholm Center for Freedom, a group of exiled journalists from Turkey, said that the warrants were likely filed in response to the U.S. levying economic sanctions on Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul for their roles in the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

    Erdogan-linked mobs have been itching to get on to Incirlik for ages.

    We have debated here more than once where control of the nukes in Turkey really lies.

    Could get a very sticky if a big lynch mob attempts to storm the base and get their hands on US personnel.

    And the question remains – whither the nukes ?

  28. JC

    This is where Myer and David Jones will invariably end up.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45140874

  29. JC

    MS

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the US nukes are out of there and safely ensconced say in the UK or Germany.

  30. Myrddin Seren

    JC

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the US nukes are out of there and safely ensconced say in the UK or Germany.

    I would prefer if The Donald got the nukes to a non-Islamic jurisdiction.

  31. Rae

    AUD has just broken through the 2017 low. If it closes the week down here then odds very good we’ll see 60 something within a few months.

    The AUD will be in the mid 70s against the USD for the foreseeable future. Unless the Drats turn the PGiC into a lame duck after the coming mid-terms, in which case the AUD is likely to climb above 80 cents US.

  32. Chris

    I once ordered a book of genre 1.
    They thought they should send me a book for genre 2.
    They repeatedly sent me a book from genre 3.

    WTF indeed. Order yaoi, get shoujo? No way.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    So, it’s Friday nite over there and it’s 9.30am here in the Shetland Islands. Note the multiple, as there are many islands. Yesterday, getting off the ferry from Aberdeen in Scotland, we hopped into our hire car and drove up to the furthest island, the one called Unst. You go via the island of Yell so it is two car ferry trips to get there. We then drove to the top of Unst, which is at the same latitude as Anchorage in Alaska, St. Petersburg in Russia, and the southern tip of Greenland. There, we climbed a long route up to the cliff of Neap, a couple of miles I’d reckon, and saw lots of cute little Puffins living with other seabirds on the magnificent cliffs from where we could see the point of the furthest north lighthouse peeking up on the right. Puffins are such strange little birds, all rounded and fluffy in black with red around their beaks, bright as any button and very bustling in their busyness on the cliff edges. As well as that treat, on the way we also saw some endangered ground-nesting Skuas, big flight birds who are very protective of their nests. The interpretation centre at the base of the climb was ‘closed for 2018’ and so were the toilets, so half way up I needed a pee, finding a secluded spot in the heather where I could be unobtrustive, I thought. It says here dose Skuas will attack anything foreign they see in the area, says Hairy looking at his pamphlet and then me, squatting down. Dey might find a strange pink round object worth a go, he says thoughtfully.

    He’s good at noting things like that. 🙂

    We’ve seen a few ruined castles here already, plus some Viking longhouse footings, and a neolithic stone or two. Of now to see more of them, and flying to Bergen in Norway tomorrow. I’ve always want to also go to the Faroe Islands, which belong to Denmark. We picked up a hitchhiker on the way to one of the castles, and he came from the Faroe Islands, doing a checking out of the neighbouring islands. So that was helpful as he was quite knowledgeable about the Faroes, which are of course Danish not British.

    Reminds me too. We had lunch at a cafe called The Final Check Out. It was full of aging bird watchers. Not the best name, as perhaps they may see it as having allusions to things other than the latitude of the place. The food was very so so, and may also have assisted in any elderly one’s demise.

  34. Tel

    And the question remains – whither the nukes ?

    There’s always a quick way to get rid of nuclear weapons… with the press of a button.

  35. Baldrick

    Death Giraffe
    #2785936, posted on August 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm
    Today’s Ford Model A action.

    Keep ’em coming Arky. 👍

  36. JC

    Question

    Would the US have to notify the Turks what it’s taking out and into the base? I don’t think it has to.

  37. Chris

    Interesting Lizzie! Thanks!

  38. JC

    That’s interesting, Gools.

    Where would you put the Aud/euro at those prediction points you’ve made?

  39. Tel

    The greenback has caught a decent big and broken through some key support levels against some of the majors.

    I think I said some time ago that the Fed was determined to raise interest rates and the effect of that (ultimately) will be to push the RBA, giving them no choice but to also raise.

    Sure, they can sit and stare at a weak AUD for a while, they can twiddle thumbs and pronounce Krugmanite mantras for anyone who is listening, but they are gonna capitulate and raise rates. Just a question of when. I’ll give the guy credit, he is stubborn.

  40. old bloke

    even a salvo out of an 81mm tube will scatter the bastards

    Use three rounds of HE to one of white phosphorous.

  41. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elle
    #2785865, posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    In many parts of this country it doesn’t seem much like the Australia we knew and loved, does it?

    Hi Cassie. About 15 years ago I was working in an area that covered Lakemba. Went to grab a coffee in my break on the main drag of Lakemba. I forgot I had a necklace on with my Star of David on it. A grubby little Muslim man spit at my feet and called me a filthy J*w. I’d be lucky to get out of there now with my head intact!

    There are indeed no-go zones for some, as Lauren Southern found out.

    Here in the eastern suburbs of Sydney the veiled ones can come – they come to Bondi and its surrounds – without any harassment. When I say veiled ones, I don’t mean the ones wearing the full catastrophe.”

    Hi Elle, thanks for this. I can tell you a personal experience I had in a no go zone with the adherents of the death cult. In early February 2009, during the time when Israel went into Gaza, I went to Bondi Beach with a friend. It was a really hot day and we walked down and sat in the middle of the beach. I suddenly realised that on one side there was about 5 or 6 young men of “middle eastern appearance” and they were quite aggressive. I felt very uneasy. My stupid friend was totally oblivious to them and she started talking about Israel and it soon became obvious they could hear her! Then, totally unprovoked, they started throwing sand and screaming fucking J*ws at us. We ran. So there you have it, a no go zone on Bondi Beach. They even have the chutzpah to take over a section of Bondi Beach and threaten J*ws. Anyway, it took me a long time to get over that awful experience and I have never been back to swim at Bondi, a beach I grew up on. I now go to Bronte.

  42. Infidel Tiger

    The greenback has caught a decent big and broken through some key support levels against some of the majors.

    Flight to safety.

    Huge shortage of greenbacks worldwide. China imploding. Turkey going full jihad. Europe in free fall.

    And still our cocksucking media and economist class will tell us that China is all powerful and the RMB will become the world’s reserve currency.

  43. Roger

    Keep ’em coming Arky. 👍

    Indeed; now, you do realise that once it’s up and running we’re all going to want a ride?

  44. Death Giraffe

    Inhaling a bunch of rust tastes like your sinuses are bleeding.

    ..
    What US shares could be good to buy if the AUD is sinking?

  45. .

    Arky is simply a Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Cosplayer.

    That is all.

    PS

    It is not only getting a movie, it is getting a modern remake.

    I know how much conservatives love it. As do I, being preached about social justice through hardboiled detective stories.

  46. C.L.

    Mr Roberts-Smith described the story as “a catalogue of lies, fabrications and misrepresentations’’.

    “It is the culmination of many months of malicious and highly damaging allegations, all of which will be vigorously defended,’’ Mr Roberts Smith said. “I do want to say today that I unequivocally deny any physical abuse of any woman at any time ever, and that I have not at any stage been interviewed by Police about any purported complaint by any woman.’’

    That’s good enough for me.
    I hope he sues.
    But the timing is the key thing here. As with Cardinal Pell, we seem to be witnessing another joint ABC-Fairfax/wacko ‘witnesses’ campaign against a figure whose prominence and reputation are such he has to be got in order to destroy an institution – in this case the non-homosexual SAS.
    And as usual not one Liberal is in the ring smashing heads and taking names. Worse than that: the Turnbull government is actually seeking ‘witnesses’ against the SAS in the Afghan diaspora.
    Turnbull and the Liberal Party must be destroyed.

  47. Baldrick

    That’s so nice …

    ABC Adelaide @abcadelaide
    Adelaide playground specifically tailored for children with disabilities hailed as a milestone for social inclusion

    Well maybe not …
    The $974,000 facility at Park Holme in the city’s south-west has been custom-designed to allow children with special needs to play equally alongside others.

    $1 million for a kids playground! Somebody’s taking the piss.

  48. Death Giraffe

    Keep ’em coming Arky. 👍

    Indeed; now, you do realise that once it’s up and running we’re all going to want a ride?

    ..
    Oh no, it will never be finished.
    If I were to make videos of me talking to myself without a Model A there it would be weird.

  49. Tracey

    I just read that the Creepy Porn Lawyer (© Tucker Carlson) has just appeared at a Democratic fundraiser.
    “I think the party has yearned for a fighter — a fighter for good, if you will — for a significant period of time. And for many, I’m probably seen as that individual,” he said, modestly. Good to see the Dems are still ‘going high’.

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Roberts-Smith is just collateral.

    The goal was to destroy the prestige of the SAS.

    Mission accomplished.

  51. Empire 5:5

    A fairly wealthy citizen has indicated he will be meeting Ben Roberts – Smiths legal costs.

    Strategic assymetric lawfare has great potential. Benefactors, brave barristers and muscle required.

    And a stable genius type to put the plan together. Does Oz have one?

  52. Boambee John

    Myrddin at 1848

    And the question remains – whither the nukes ?

    I suspect that they have long since been removed or rendered inoperable.

    Nuclear weapons security is a red line in the USAF.

  53. JC

    What US shares could be good to buy if the AUD is sinking?

    Domestic orientated stocks. Large US exporters could feel pain. Mid cap would be a good looksee – that’s if you really think the US dollar is going to strengthen more and the world is in the shitter.

  54. Empire 5:5

    Oh no, it will never be finished.

    A genuine enthusiast. Good on you DG.

  55. Stimpson J. Cat

    Order yaoi, get shoujo? No way.

    DELET THIS.

  56. Snoopy

    Let’s not overlook that Roberts-Smith chief pursuer made his name destroying the best state premier Queensland ever had. He’s seeking past glory.

  57. Roger

    Oh no, it will never be finished.

    I didn’t say finished. I said up and running.

    🙂

  58. Snoopy

    In 2002, Masters profiled radio personality Alan Jones for an episode of Four Corners, and then went on to write a biography titled Jonestown: The Power and the Myth of Alan Jones. On 29 June 2006, ABC Enterprises decided to cancel publication of Masters’ manuscript; ABC Enterprises director Robyn Watts stated that publication was being withdrawn because it would “almost certainly result in commercial loss, which would be irresponsible”.

    Oh.

  59. Tom

    Splendid travelogue, Lizzie. Much appreciated.

  60. Mater

    No one is going to take the risk of importing one AK and one mag – and that raises the question of the ammo.

    Plenty of old SKS ammo floating around.

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    I just read that the Creepy Porn Lawyer (© Tucker Carlson) has just appeared at a Democratic fundraiser.
    “I think the party has yearned for a fighter — a fighter for good, if you will — for a significant period of time. And for many, I’m probably seen as that individual,” he said, modestly. Good to see the Dems are still ‘going high’.

    The very regal Mr Avenatti? It seems to go with the territory.

    NY Art Gallery Features Exhibit Depicting Stormy Daniels as Virgin Mary

    I wonder when they’ll have one of her as a certain camel trader?

  62. Myrddin Seren

    Comrade Giraffe

    If I were to make videos of me talking to myself without a Model A there it would be weird.

    There is a precedent for videos that cover the issue.

  63. Myrddin Seren

    NY Art Gallery Features Exhibit Depicting Stormy Daniels as Virgin Mary

    They could do one of her covered in pee, but she may well have that base covered already.

  64. Elle


    Hi Elle, thanks for this. I can tell you a personal experience I had in a no go zone with the adherents of the death cult. In early February 2009, during the time when Israel went into Gaza, I went to Bondi Beach with a friend. It was a really hot day and we walked down and sat in the middle of the beach. I suddenly realised that on one side there was about 5 or 6 young men of “middle eastern appearance” and they were quite aggressive. I felt very uneasy. My stupid friend was totally oblivious to them and she started talking about Israel and it soon became obvious they could hear her! Then, totally unprovoked, they started throwing sand and screaming fucking J*ws at us. We ran. So there you have it, a no go zone on Bondi Beach. They even have the chutzpah to take over a section of Bondi Beach and threaten J*ws. Anyway, it took me a long time to get over that awful experience and I have never been back to swim at Bondi, a beach I grew up on. I now go
    to Bronte.

    I haven’t experienced Bondi as a no go zone for our people. Sounds like Cronulla back when all hell broke loose, when middle eastern peeps attacked innocent Australians.

    I had a piece about those times published at Quadrant last year.

  65. Elle

    PS. Cassie, I live in Waverley. I often visit Bronte beach. Small world.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Millennials are worse drivers than baby boomers, with young drivers more likely to use their phones, smoke and even have SEX while driving

    Craziest things Australians do behind the wheel have been revealed in a survey
    The worst mistakes on the road include eating, testing and applying makeup
    One of weirdest choices Aussies make on the road is having sex when driving
    Of the 62 per cent that admitted to risky business, 25 per cent go on their phone

    Daily Mail.

  67. Ms. Nesgoda said her work is a reaction against her own Catholic upbringing.

    “I was steeped in the church’s iconography and the suspicion and guilt and everything that goes along with that iconography,” she said.

    Standard boilerplate and complete bullshit.

  68. Empire 5:5

    even have SEX while driving

    I’ll try anything twice.

    Off road gobbies not recommended.

  69. Chris

    Hey Grigs, how many socks are you wearing today?

  70. Mater

    even have SEX while driving

    Getting fully signed off ‘enthusiastic consent’ must be a real bugger when driving.

  71. Elle

    Chris, it appears Grigs is wearing many nasty socks. If he wanted to cause hurt, he has.

  72. Death Giraffe

    How do you fuck up throwing a grenade?
    I hated the grenade range.
    Boring as shit and I always ended up with a pounding headache.

  73. Cassie of Sydney

    “Clint
    #2786009, posted on August 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    grubby little Muslim man spit at my feet and called me a filthy J*w.

    So many j ews advocate for mass immigration so I have zero sympathy when the diversity they championed bites them in the arse”

    Here is Oz it is simply not true that so many J*ws advocate for mass immigration. Whilst some do, most don’t. The Australian J*wish community is completely different to the American J*wish community which is, by and large, secular and left, left, left (although even that’s changing….religious American J*ws are more often than not Republican now). The community here in Oz is by and large conservative, both religiously and socially and politically either centre or centre right. Most people I know in the community, who once upon a time were Labor, are now solidly LNP or are attracted to Australian Conservatives. People are not happy about the ever growing Muslim population precisely because we know what is happening to J*wish communities in France and Germany. However, most of our communal organisations are run by leftists. The march through the institutions has happened in our organisations in much the same way as it has happened in Christian organisations like the Uniting Church and even the St Vincent de Paul Society.

  74. peter

    Hey DVA is so bad they are trying to prove i was at a medical in WA while i was in hospital in UK with melanoma and having operations . DVA just want us dead and NO HELP and they will do what ever to make us pull the plug .

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I hated the grenade range.
    Boring as shit and I always ended up with a pounding headache.

    Once I pulled the pin out, I was always seized with the morbid fear of dropping the infernal device.

  76. Death Giraffe

    Once I pulled the pin out,

    ..
    Can you remember the drill?
    Something about checking your hand to make sure the pin was in it?
    Seemed weird and unnatural, like they were worried some individuals might throw the pin and hang onto the grenade.

  77. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Something about checking your hand to make sure the pin was in it?
    Seemed weird and unnatural, like they were worried some individuals might throw the pin and hang onto the grenade.

    From memory “Take up the grenade/Prepare to throw/Throw” and if you forget to yell “grenade” it cost you a carton.

    It was explained to me that, once you had pulled the pin, you checked the pin to make sure that nothing had broken off, and would hold the lever down, and you checked the top of the grenade to make sure that the lever would fly off.

  78. Boambee John

    Death Giraffe
    #2786020, posted on August 10, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    How do you fuck up throwing a grenade?

    Sweaty palms?

  79. Death Giraffe

    you checked the pin to make sure that nothing had broken off,

    ..
    Why? I don’t get that at all.
    What are you going yo do if it has?
    On the range its an engineer’s job anyway, and in combat what are you going to do?
    Not throw it?

  80. Mater

    Once I pulled the pin out, I was always seized with the morbid fear of dropping the infernal device.

    Try practicing to cook them off. Truely arse puckering stuff.
    Basically Pull pin, let fly off lever go (fuse starts burning), count to 3 then throw.
    The fuse is about 5 seconds long.
    A drill designed to ensure that they can’t throw it back at you.
    Clearly this is an advanced practice.

  81. Steve trickler

    Good video about Pitcairn Island. The world’s smallest national jurisdiction?



  82. Death Giraffe

    A drill designed to ensure that they can’t throw it back at you.

    ..
    That hardly seems fair.

  83. Habib

    Certainly, but if the most they can counterfire with is a tax audit or a suspension of your Medicare card I’d keep dropping rounds, and piss on the tube to stop it warping.

  84. Mater

    That hardly seems fair.

    I agree completely.
    Anyone gutsy enough to pick it up and return it, should be cut a little slack.

  85. Boambee John

    Mater at 2059

    Basically Pull pin, let fly off lever go (fuse starts burning), count to 3 then throw.
    The fuse is about 5 seconds long.

    We had to keep watching to see where it landed, so we could tell the EOD bloke where to find it and destroy it if it didn’t explode.

    Only for a couple of seconds, but it seemed like forever.

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why? I don’t get that at all.
    What are you going yo do if it has?

    I know not, Archibald, but when the speaker is a sergeant, with the power to award millions of pushups, private soldiers, with an aversion to doing pushups, tend not to ask smart questions.

  87. Tel

    Once I pulled the pin out, I was always seized with the morbid fear of dropping the infernal device.

    In retrospect, you probably should have joined the Air Force.

  88. Habib

    Only way to chuck those bloody things is out the spout of a Striker.

  89. Roger

    Good video about Pitcairn Island. The world’s smallest national jurisdiction?

    That would be the Vatican.

  90. Boambee John

    tend not to ask smart questions.

    Particularly if said sergeant might regard such questions not as smart, but as smartarse!

  91. Mater

    We had to keep watching to see where it landed, so we could tell the EOD bloke where to find it and destroy it if it didn’t explode.

    When you cook them, they can go off in the air. Best to look away.

    The EOD bloke gets an allowance. Let him earn it!

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In retrospect, you probably should have joined the Air Force.

    Google “Airfield Defence Guards” sometime, will you?

  93. Tel

    I kind of meant the bomb dropping part of the Air Force, but I’m sure it takes all types.

  94. stackja

    CEW Bean wrote AIF sergeants were allowed to discipline soldiers using what today would be called inappropriate methods. AIF was called the greatest fighting force then known.

  95. DrBeauGan

    Cassie, Elle, we have had several dzhwz on the Çat, one called David had a star of David avatar. He was a good bloke. Another, whose name I forget, was a leader of some dzhwish organisation, and wanted s 18c badly, to prevent an Australian holocaust. Some of us explained why he was wrong, but he was immune to facts and logic, like all lefties.

    I spent a month in Tel Aviv once and nearly everyone I met was a dzhw. Some very smart. It was a pleasure to work with them. But I have told of the female idf soldier who was looking forward to getting back to Israel so she could hunt and kill Palestinians.

  96. Boambee John

    When you cook them, they can go off in the air. Best to look away.

    We weren’t cooking them off!

  97. gingerbeer

    Rule #1 for living a peaceful western life in Dubai is – keep your head down.

    Rule #2 – If inclined to argue with a Government official – refer to Rule #1.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cassie, Elle, we have had several dzhwz on the Çat, one called David had a star of David avatar. He was a good bloke

    I was sorry to see “David” exit the Cat – his posts were interesting reading.

  99. jupes

    Worse than that: the Turnbull government is actually seeking ‘witnesses’ against the SAS in the Afghan diaspora.

    Worse even than that: the Turnbull government is actually seeking ‘witnesses’ against the SAS in Afghanistan.

  100. Steve trickler

    Roger
    #2786043, posted on August 10, 2018 at 9:20 pm
    Good video about Pitcairn Island. The world’s smallest national jurisdiction?

    That would be the Vatican.

    Cheers.

  101. jupes

    I hated the grenade range.
    Boring as shit and I always ended up with a pounding headache.

    Apparently the assault grenade range is a lot more fun.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Apparently the assault grenade range is a lot more fun.

    Fooking oath. You can smell the adrenaline.

  103. Snoopy

    Worse even than that: the Turnbull government is actually seeking ‘witnesses’ against the SAS in Afghanistan.

    Typical of Turnbull to waste an opportunity like this.

  104. Mater

    We weren’t cooking them off!

    Boambee, it was ostensibly to see where they landed (for the EOD bloke), but mainly to build your confidence in the delay system and hopefully encourage you to properly sight your target and follow through, prior to ducking behind cover.
    As you could imagine, many people are inclined to hide and then overarm them, sight unseen. Dangerous and ineffective.
    You’d have noticed that the safety staff held you there for a count of around two or three seconds before taking cover.
    Building confidence is the main objective of the basic grenade range.

  105. hzhousewife

    Steve trickler, thank you so much for the link to the doco on Burt Munro, when a boy my hubby used to go with his Dad on a Friday night and take Burt some fish and chips. He used to be fascinated by the shed and its contents.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You’d have noticed that the safety staff held you there for a count of around two or three seconds before taking cover.

    Mater, my compliments, and thank you for explaining that. It’s when you are diving for cover, with the fragments bouncing off your brain bucket, that you tend to question the ability of the safety staff.

  107. feelthebern

    This week I went long RMB versus the AUD.
    & bought into a long only Chinese equity fund based out of HK.

  108. Steve trickler

    hzhousewife
    #2786064, posted on August 10, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Good evening. You are welcome.

    A true legend.



  109. Bruce in WA

    even have SEX while driving

    Pulled off the Freeway onto Hepburn Avenue off-ramp. (Perth cats will know.) Two lanes turning left, I’m in the right-hand of the two in a full-size 4WD. Lady pulls up next to me (red light) in a Hyundai.

    Let’s just say her right hand is furiously engaged under her skirt … and there was a very happy ending before the lights changed!

    Of course, I wasn’t too comfortable for the rest of the drive home 🙁

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