Wednesday Forum: October 10, 2018

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  1. Myrddin Seren

    Richard Branson criticises Australia over climate change, says coal ‘should be a thing of the past’

    I know others have picked this up already, but I feel like emoting again.

    For some unknown reason, Australia appears to be fair-and-square Target No.1 in the latest IPCC disaster pron. The attacks on meat and fossil fuels, as well as the IPCC’s explicit injunctions against nuclear power, have Australia written all over them.

    And then the Great-and-Good pile in ?

    This is no accident. One suspects that the IPCC and fellow travellers expect it won’t take much of a guilt trip and ‘In order to Save the Planet, Australia must ban, ban ban’ to shove this place back to the early 19th century. Australia is clearly seen as the Most Gullible Country.

  2. zyconoclast

    WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court argument on Wednesday over the detention of immigrants during deportation proceedings seemed to expose a divide between President Trump’s two appointees, Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh.

    In April, Justice Gorsuch joined the court’s four liberal members in a 5-to-4 decision striking down a law that allowed the government to deport some immigrants who had committed serious crimes, saying it was unconstitutionally vague. Some of his questions on Wednesday in the new case, Nielsen v. Preap, No. 16-1363, left open the possibility of a similar alliance.

  3. Twostix

    In one week Australia has discussed making toddlers got to “school” and dismantling religous schools right to chose who attends.

    Bolshevik revolution 2.0.

  4. zyconoclast

    Eric Holder: ‘When they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.’

    For the second time this week, a leading Democratic voice is proposing that the party pursue a meaner, more combative approach — with this one going so far as to allude to metaphorical violence.

    During a campaign swing in McDonough, Ga., on Sunday, former attorney general Eric Holder notes former first lady Michelle Obama’s high-minded 2016 slogan, “When they go low, we go high.” Then he makes clear he disagrees.

    “No, no,” Holder says. “When they go low, we kick ’em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”

    Several minutes later, Holder clarifies that he’s not advocating anything illicit.

    “When I say we, you know, ‘We kick ‘em,’ I don’t mean we do anything inappropriate. We don’t do anything illegal,” Holder said. “But we got to be tough, and we have to fight for the very things that [civil rights leaders] John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Whitney Young – you know, all those folks gave to us.”

    The former Obama administration official and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was in the state to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and others. His comments surfaced just after 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton suggested that Democrats can’t afford to be civil with Republicans if they want to retake power.

    In his comments, Holder noted that he and his wife are close with Michelle Obama and former president Barack Obama. “I love her,” Holder assured. “She and my wife are like really tight, which really scares me and Barack.”

    Democrats as a party have struggled with just how much to adopt the kind of tactics employed by President Trump and Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Trump has regularly alluded to and even egged on potential violence at his rallies and encouraged crowds to chant that his political opponents should be “locked up.”

    Democratic leaders earlier this year balked when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) suggested that Democrats should effectively harass Trump administration officials in public. Clinton’s and Holder’s comments, though, suggest that even establishment Democrats are warming to a more confrontational approach. We’ll see whether they’re comfortable with the way Holder phrased it.

    Update: Republicans are denouncing Holder’s comments. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel likened them to Clinton’s and Waters’s.

  5. zyconoclast

    Obviously no one believed this woman.

    Traylor allegedly began beating Petrowski with a brick before he ran inside, grabbed the keys to the car parked in the driveway and repeatedly ran her over, witnesses said

    Prior to the deadly beating, Traylor had been arrested several times for allegedly stalking or abusing his girlfriend during the last three years. Traylor was charged last month with trespassing and threatening to “beat her brains in” and hurt their children, WREG reported. In another incident, Traylor called Petrowski 200 times.

  6. Only at the expense of talking total crap.

    That is precisely my point.

  7. zyconoclast

    Perhaps we can send Gladys Galdbags and Sloppy Joe Hockey to help out

    ‘Whoever’s not Armenian we’re gonna shoot’: Students suspended from California high school over brawl caused by racial tension on campus
    -Violent brawl erupted at school over a bullying incident involving an Armenian student who allegedly spat at a special needs child who tried to hug them
    -There is racial tension on campus between Armenian students and others
    -A message was circulated saying ‘any non-Armenian students would be shot’

  8. Myrddin Seren

    Further to

    as well as the IPCC’s explicit injunctions against nuclear power

    I see Mike Shellenberger has expanded a recent Tweet storm on this subject in to an article at Forbes:

    Anti-Nuclear Bias Of U.N. & IPCC Is Rooted In Cold War Fears Of Atomic And Population Bombs

    One year later (1962 ) , an enterprising Sierra Club activist preyed upon fears of fall-out to kill a nuclear plant in northern California. His allies came to fear that infinite nuclear energy would result in overpopulation.

    “It’d be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy,” wrote anti-nuclear leader Amory Lovins, “because of what we would do with it.”

    Neo-Malthusian conservationists often hid their motivations. When asked in the mid-1990s if he had been worried about nuclear accidents, Sierra Club anti-nuclear activist Martin Litton replied, “No, I really didn’t care because there are too many people anyway … I think that playing dirty if you have a noble end is fine.”

    The reason the neo-Malthusians had to attack nuclear power is because it undermined their case that the world was on the brink of resource scarcity and environmental degradation from overpopulation. Infinite nuclear energy meant infinite fertilizer, freshwater, and food — and a radically reduced environmental footprint.

    The teeming hordes of Proles is the core and abiding base of all Greenism.

    David Attenborough: The planet can’t cope with overpopulation

  9. zyconoclast

    No black scientist has ever won a Nobel – that’s bad for science, and bad for society

    of the more than 900 Nobel laureates, only 14 (1.5%) have been black and none in science. Almost all black laureates have been awarded for work in the fields of peace (ten) and literature (three). During that time the closest a black scientist has come to winning has been social scientist Arthur Lewis for his work economics in 1973.

    By contrast there have been over 70 Asian laureates, the majority in the sciences, and since 2000 that number has significantly increased. This is partly due to the increasing influence and power of Japanese, Chinese, Korean universities and the success of the Asian American academy. To win a Nobel Prize for science, it helps if you are in a prestigious institution and in a position to lead big expensive science.

    The main reason why no black scientist has won a Nobel prize is simply a matter of numbers. Not enough bright young black people are choosing science. Alongside the more limited opportunities for black Africans, black people in Western countries are less likely to study science, less likely to achieve a top degree and less likely to progress to scientific careers.

  10. Boambee John

    Myrddin at 1446

    I desperately want to find the time to take up archery. That chick in the ‘Hunger Games’ did well against the Lords of Sustainability with it…..

    The fascistcleft desperately want to paint themselves as the gutsy rebels against the establishment, but they have been the actual establishment for decades.

    Remember how they boasted that the original Star Wars was modelled on the Viet Cong vs the wicked Amerikkkans? They have not the ability to see that they “are the bad guys”.

  11. zyconoclast

    The Hogan for Governor campaign has taken aim at statements made by his opponent, Ben Jealous that contains errors.

    Jealous attributes those mistakes to his stutter.

    A clip on the Hogan for Governor Twitter account shows Democrat for governor Ben Jealous at a weekend campaign event in which he says, “Just give me your all for the next 31 days and you will be looking at the next governor of Virginia,”

    Jealous attributes saying Virginia instead of Maryland to a lifelong stutter that sometimes causes him to say the wrong words.

  12. Speedbox

    There will have been actresses who were prepared to let Wankstain have his way for their own advantage and at the expense of other actresses. Both Harvey and them did that they did each for their own gain.

    I think this is going to be fascinating. What if Harvey sets out the circumstances, such as:

    Lawyer: Mr Weinstein, did you have sex with Ms. X and what is your recollection?
    HW: I did have consensual sex with Ms X who approached me about a part in movie A. As we discussed the role she said she would do anything, and emphasised anything, for the part. I didn’t understand and asked her what she meant. She approached me and unzipped my trousers. She started to perform a sex act on me. I told her that her actions were not necessary and in any event, would not guarantee her of the role. She said ok, but continued.

    and so on.

    My point is that I have no doubt that Weinstein is a grub but given the cess pool that is Hollywood, I have difficulty believing he had to actually force women to have sex. It is my understanding that aspiring starlets have been scr*wing their way into the industry since Hollywood emerged from the swamp. Not all actresses of course, but not uncommon either.

    So, Weinstein’s moral compass may be deeply questionable but I have misgivings as to whether the allegations of ‘r*ape’ are capable of being proven under the circumstances.

  13. Boambee John

    Myrddin at 1452

    Australia is clearly seen as the Most Gullible Country.

    Or the one with the most bribable leaders.

    Remember, though, that tgis IPCC rave was drafted while Maocolm was PM, they probably expected him to fall on it with open arms, that is if he did not guide the actual drafting.

  14. zyconoclast

    Conservative journalist’s young children threatened with rape and death – Swedish media ignore it

    Joakim Lamotte, a Swedish journalist who is known for his research into migrant crime, is being threatened with his life and the [email protected] of his wife and young children.

    As we’ve reported before, people call Lamotte and tell him that he should be slaughtered, that his wife should be slaughtered and that they are going to f*ck his entire family.

    In one weekend the conservative journalist received over 40 calls of that kind and as a result he explained why he was inactive for some time on Facebook.

    But in politically correct Sweden the case isn’t even news. Imagine what would happen if a leftist politician or migrant family received these threats.

  15. The words “may discriminate in relation to” do not mean “kick out” which is the far left-wing fake news bowdlerisation being trotted out by #MeToo survivor Bill Shorten, the media and the homosexual lobby.

    Where are all these cases of ‘gays’ being ‘kicked out’ of schools? There must be binders of them given the outrage. No? Thought not.

  16. John of Mel

    Most branches of science don’t feel the need to use name calling such as “Denier!”

    Yes, happens almost exclusively in climate “science” and in anything related to evolution theory. In the latter case they don’t bother calling you a denier for asking inconvenient questions, they simply fire you.
    Watch “No intelligence allowed” documentary for many examples. There are a couple of books documenting this interesting phenomena as well.

  17. From SMH article linked to above:

    Monash University associate professor of law Luke Beck said the law could allow employees to refuse to serve gay couples at wedding ceremonies on the basis of their religious objection.

    “You would have individual employees running around as laws unto themselves,” he said.

    What a stupid example, does he really think this is about simply serving ‘gays’ or is the clumsy expression above meant to indicate the groom and groom at a gay ‘wedding’?

  18. Top Ender

    Australia is clearly seen as the Most Gullible Country.

    Also a very rich country, with politicians keen to big-note themselves by handing over barrels of cash.

  19. Tel

    She started to perform a sex act on me. I told her that her actions were not necessary and in any event, would not guarantee her of the role. She said ok, but continued.

    And Mr Weinstein, were there any roles in your movies not awarded on the basis of these consensual sex acts?

    Ummm, yes, some of the plants… the prickly ones.

  20. stackja

    Hollywood casting couch, since when?

  21. Most branches of science don’t feel the need to use name calling such as “Denier!”

    Yes, that is because most branches of science are not engaging in politically contentious research. But if you are doing any work on sexuality, gender, climate science, anything with a race angle like intelligence, and the like, watch how quickly the copro can hit the fan.

  22. stackja

    We are told Christians must abandon their faith and adore the god of homosexuality.

  23. Makka

    Gods work among the heathens;

    Alex Behzade
    @ABPatriotWriter
    NINTH CIRCUIT UPDATE! – President Donald Trump has selected three arch conservatives for vacant CALIFORNIA seats on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, two of them replacing arch liberal judges; Also, two arch conservatives for the NY Second Circuit.

  24. calli

    Spent the day in Sonoma and Napa, sampling the produce and listening to virtue signalling dialled up to eleventy from the seat behind me.

    Two women of a certain age discussing the warmening and how terrified they were of governments failing to “do something”. These were women who travel regularly, enjoying all the benefits of western civilisation. Cravenly, I sat and listened to the self-unaware drivel, eyes forward, fearing to glance at The Beloved lest he make me laugh.

    Apparently fracking causes earthquakes too. The St Andreas needs to be informed as it’s running a bit late.

  25. calli

    Oh, and poo made the nightly news last night – lots of human waste here in the streets. I minded my step this morning, naturally. Anything that looked suspiciously untar-like was given a wide berth.

    The streets are full of vagrants, some huddled in puffy, sleeping bagged nests in doorways, others walking about mumbling to themselves in a daze. Some were remarkably young – brains fried by whatever the concoction du jour was cheap and plentiful. I was told that a block away from the hotel is dangerous and not to go there. It reminds me of the area around Termini in Rome except the Roman ones were better dressed.

    On the other hand, the cable car is fun – the operators turn the things on the roundabouts manually and apply the brakes and bells with gusto. I’m going to pop into the museum tomorrow to view the engine that runs the thing.

  26. Peter Campion

    Today’s letters submissions – inspired by Cats and Tom’s Cat-toons…

    The Editor

    When green-left activists use the phrases “energy transition” or “transition to clean energy” you can be certain they’re either profoundly ignorant or deliberately deceptive.

    There has never been a transition from one energy source to another – ever. Our first fuels were sticks and dried dung. There was no transition, we use more sticks and dried dung than ever.

    It’s the same story with wind, hydro, coal, oil, gas, solar and nuclear. As each type came online we used more of all of them.

    If you think I’m wrong visit the International Energy Agency’s website and go to “Statistics – Supply” and see for yourself.

    Meanwhile, the people we pay to tell us the truth, the “without bias or agenda” ABC, continue to bombard us with pure alarmist propaganda.

    It begs the question: are the ABC ‘s staff profoundly ignorant or deliberately deceptive?

    (142 words)
    https://www.iea.org/statistics/kwes/supply/
    Peter Campion

    …and…..

    The Editor

    OK, I admit it, I’m an angry white man. My anger was born from others hating me solely because of my white masculinity.

    I’m not a racist or a misogynist or a homophobe or a bigot or a wealthy elitist but I have been called all this and more – mostly by hysterical-sounding white people.

    My white male ancestors and their counterparts created the greatest societies ever known, the only ones to have freed people from slavery and poverty.

    We achieved this great society through the rule of law, fee-market capitalism and the inventive genius required to harvest energy from sources other than man or beast.

    Many of us laid down our lives to defend these great, free societies so that the present populations should not suffer the tyrannies of National-Socialism or Communism.

    But suddenly me and my demographic are hated and vilified and railed against even though our intellectual and physical efforts underpin everything our haters rely on to live.

    Suddenly the politics of division is everywhere and everyone who isn’t a white male is a victim and everyone who is a white male is an oppressor.

    So I find myself angry about the racism and misandry and heterophobia and bigotry and elitism that me and my fellow white men must endure from those who didn’t build all this.

    Should you feel the urge to spew hatred at a white man, particularly if you’re white or mostly white yourself, contemplate how your life would look without everything contributed by white men.

    Think about it deeply and honestly enough and you’d thank us for your wonderful life, good health and ability to express yourself regardless of how self-defeating your ideas might be.

    (281 words)
    Peter Campion

  27. One thing is made perfectly clear by these violent reactions, pro-aborts hate, absolutely hate, the result of an abortion on the child in utero being made public. They are simply enraged, almost to the point of the diabolic, when faced with the image of the now murdered child is made public. They understand their lies need darkness and are exposed by the light.

  28. Corr: …now murdered child in public.

  29. thefrolickingmole

    A less than fantastic session with our fly in doc today.

    Apparently “Horrible blood results/extremely concerning” doesnt equate to calling the chap in to go over the results…

    Got off to a good start with “Ive brought my own lunch Im a VEGAN”!
    And downhill from there.

    But a chuckle at the end, apparently this VEGAN! spent a stint as doc in Antarctica and didnt enjoy it, probably not enough refried mung beans and artisanal kale for her.
    We havent parted friends.

  30. pete m

    Wonderful letters Mr Campion.

  31. Senile Old Guy

    Interesting:

    The Ruddock review was commissioned after the 2017 national same-sex marriage vote and handed to the government several months ago, but is yet to be released. The panel reportedly did not accept that businesses should be allowed to refuse services on religious grounds, such as denying a gay couple a wedding cake. The review also found civil celebrants should not be entitled to refuse to conduct same-sex weddings if they became celebrants after it was was legalised, Fairfax Media reported.

  32. Boambee John

    Recently I have commented that socialism is built on twin foundations of hate and envy.

    On reflection, I realise that the description is incomplete. Socialism is lust for power built on twin foundations of hate and envy.

  33. Mak Siccar

    pete m
    #2836807, posted on October 11, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    Wonderful letters Mr Campion.

    Agree totally – well done!

  34. John Constantine

    ““Consumer disgust remains one of the largest barriers to the adoption of insects as viable sources of protein in many Western countries,” Muller said. “Nevertheless, history has shown that dietary patterns can change quickly, particularly in the globalized world.”

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/un-eating-insects-to-solve-world-hunger-2013-5?r=US&IR=T

    Interesting insight, their united nations boast of how quickly rationing will fall into place in their globalised world.

    Bugs, slugs, grubs and maggots. Not a description of our elite political class, but a description of the rations they intend the proles to exist upon.

    Medicated heavily of course.

    Comrades.

  35. .

    Mother Lode
    #2836732, posted on October 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    He’s also been charged with…sex trafficking. Okay, without coercing these women into a “sex ring”

    The next wave of #MeToo might well be prostitutes and escorts who, to add insult to injury, were given money to create the impression of a transaction, but the power disparity between the one with money, and the other with no other means of support, cannot be ignored.

    In current year, that’s not even crazy. It’s all garbage underpinned by Marxist nonsense about “power relationships”.

    I’m waiting for a divorce case where a woman demands more goodies (Kennon adjustment) on the basis that her husband sexually harassed her by pursuing her at all and being affectionate whilst married.

  36. It begs the question: are the ABC ‘s staff profoundly ignorant or deliberately deceptive?

    Umm…errr…

    YES!

  37. The Ruddock review was commissioned after the 2017 national same-sex marriage vote and handed to the government several months ago, but is yet to be released. The panel reportedly did not accept that businesses should be allowed to refuse services on religious grounds, such as denying a gay couple a wedding cake. The review also found civil celebrants should not be entitled to refuse to conduct same-sex weddings if they became celebrants after it was was legalised, Fairfax Media reported.

    This just goes to the point I made on another thread, the differences between leftism and liberalism are slowly disappearing because they both share many of the same metaphysical premises. As twostix wrote above, this is just

    Bolshevik revolution 2.0.

  38. JC

    Interesting aside. Before Trump found religion and dove head first into conventional American conservatism/ classic liberalism, the fat fuck had Jeanine Pirro in mind for a seat at the SCOTUS table. Yea, FoxNews Jeanine. Thank God he had a brain transfusion, transplant of whatever they call it these days.

    NRO

    Trump cheerleaders could use a reminder of why Kavanaugh was the nominee in the first place. Trump’s Supreme Court list — brimming with GOP legal-establishment types, of whom Kavanaugh is the crown prince — was imposed upon him by skeptics who feared he might nominate someone like . . . Judge Jeanine Pirro.

  39. zyconoclast

    The transgender community comprises .6% of the US population, yet transgender issues have been turned into an omnipresent political football, as if they affected a much larger demographic. In this preview of her subscriber-only Solari Report, Catherine Austin Fitts speaks with Dr Joseph Farrell about her thoughts on what is driving this transmania.

    In short, she says it has to do with robots and taxes. Automation is upon us and Fitts says the Globalists want to set a legal precedent that will enable them to get a piece of all the action, going forward. Rather than to spend decades creating an entirely new body of legal and financial systems to manage the implementation of robotics, she sees a few significant tweaks to existing laws that will do it.

    She expects that it will start by legally creating a third gender, hence the obsession with transgenderism. Then, following the tried-and-tested model of the corporation, robots will be endowed with personhood, followed by citizenship and most importantly, by taxpayer status.

  40. wivenhoe

    I’m waiting for a divorce case where a woman demands more goodies (Kennon adjustment) on the basis that her husband sexually harassed her by pursuing her at all and being affectionate whilst married.

    Good grief, I didn’t know that you had met my ex wife. A word of advice, RUN.

  41. thefrolickingmole

    Part 1,456,000 in a never ending series of ” muh feelz & contradictions inherent in feminism”….

    The Gruinaid has a piece on how bad it is that lost babies are referred to in clinical terms by medical staff.

    Millions of aborted babies were unavailable for comment….

    How dare they call my lost baby a ‘product of conception’
    Katy Lindemann

    “There’s your baby’s heartbeat,” said the sonographer, pointing to the screen as we listened to the thump-thump-thump that was the most magical sound I had ever heard. A week later, the next scan showed that this beautiful twinkling heartbeat had gone, and our baby had died. I couldn’t face having to wait to pass the pregnancy sac, so I opted for surgery: a procedure called an ERPC: “evacuation of retained products of conception”.

    I remember thinking that “evacuation” sounded like something you’d have done to your bowels. “Products of conception” might be the correct clinical term,  but to us, as a grieving couple, that was our dead baby: our much longed-for baby, who was already loved and anticipated as a unique human being, not simply an object to be discarded.

    From the outset of your antenatal care, the NHS refers to “your baby”,  acknowledging that the stage of gestation doesn’t determine the meaning of the pregnancy to the family. But as soon as the pregnancy is “non-viable”, there’s an immediate and stark switch in the language used. Bethan Raymond lost her daughter Bella at 16 weeks. “I was told over the phone that my – still very much alive – baby girl had a fatal chromosomal abnormality, and would therefore die,” she told me. “I’d barely had time to process this when I was asked how I wanted to dispose of the products of conception.”

    Once feminists square the circle of “its not a person” and “Its a baby” they can start lecturing on how pregnancy should be spoken about.

  42. Death Giraffe

    Country is stuffed.
    Driving today saw an ambulance behind me. Let it through and drove behind.
    Lights flashing, Siren.
    No bastard got out of the way for 4 or 5 km.

  43. wivenhoe

    Good Heavens zyco, do I dare click that second link and maybe risk my sanity, which only hangs by a thread now? I may have to consult Dr Stimpy first.

  44. Black Ball

    My kids go to a Catholic school, excellent teachers etc. The only male teacher there is homosexual. How does that square with Catholicism or any other faith which says that this behaviour is a sin? Why is he teaching? He is obviously good at what he does, certainly don’t want any of that Safe Schools propaganda near my kiddies.

  45. Black Ball

    Also on the local FM airwaves, young male jock opined that Taylor Swift has great ‘political power’s because her tweet supporting some Democrat hopeful was spread around the world in no time. FMD there was no such enthusiasm for Kanye West’s support for PDT.

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Pete M. Thanks for the link for further archaeological excavations at the Tintagel site. Perhaps those interested might like to read my Quadrant article regarding the Arthurian mythologies, available online as well as in the September magazine edition. It is long and makes a contribution to much existing historical scholarship showing that this reputed ‘king’ is mythical. I bring forward further new evidence to show why the name Arthur had a particular salience in the period after Rome left Britain. The archaeologists in this new dig believe, quite correctly, that it adds nothing to show the existence of a Dark Age king called Arthur who performed feats better explained in other ways, given our better understanding these days of the Saxon incursion not invasion.

    Tintagel was clearly a site of religous practice and belief from earliest times in Britain. I have visited it, and sought out the neglected kingmaking rock cut footprint there, as found in other Bronze Age and Neolithic ritual sites. There is also a largely unnoticed cliff edge at Tintagel that has anthropomorphic features, as found in many Neolithic sites. These things alone would have given Tintagel its strong mythic history and association with an All-Father supreme god, factors later reinforced by its position on the Cornish tin trading coast, bringing contact with Mycenean and Phoenician traders. Close by Tintagel is a rock incised maze; shades of the Bull of Minos perhaps.

    From ancient times, the cave at Tintagel has been associated with the name Merlin. I ague that this name, in its Welsh variant of Mwrddyn, simply means Great Odin. For Odin (aka Eiddyn) is a god’s name found anciently, and unsurprisingly, in Britain – although proscribed by Caesarian Rome as well as later by Christian Rome.

    Old gods die hard. Especially one known as Alfthur (pronouncec Arthur), long inscribed into British landscape mythology (just as the Olympic gods are in Greece). It is true that Arthur and its variants became a man’s name in the fifth to seventh century in Britain, just as Mohammad and its variants becomes so today. But the ‘kingship and battles’ vaguely alluded to textually and in myths and legends in the sub-Roman period can also be shown to bear textual reference to features of Odin at a time when Christian Trinitarianism was under threat by reversion (not imposition) to Germanic culture. ManyChristian Britons fled west to Wales or to the Gallic area called Brittany which had long contact with Cornwall.

    High status fifth and sixth century traded artifacts already show Tintagel had reverted to a fortified Dark Ages settlement. Not surprising thus to find further excavated remnants of buildings there from this period.

    The castle Geoffrey of Monmouth uses to construct his tale is medieval and no doubt had also accreted legends about the old god and this site, which Geoffrey turned into his own ‘history’, written to impress his patron Robert of Gloucester in troubled times.

    Every piece of material used to create the figure of a ‘real’ King called Arthur must be examined within the context of its own historical period of emergence. Thus it is a convolued and complex trail to unpack which is one reason why it has taken me so long.

    It does make travel in Britain and Europe interesting though. Hints of this and that everywhere. 🙂

  47. wivenhoe

    My kids go to a Catholic school, excellent teachers etc. The only male teacher there is homosexual. How does that square with Catholicism or any other faith which says that this behaviour is a sin? Why is he teaching? He is obviously good at what he does, certainly don’t want any of that Safe Schools propaganda near my kiddies.

    My eldest went to a Catholic School, With several male teachers( the screaming brigade had not driven them all off at that time) And a very Special teacher whom was male and homosexual. The difference is, He was there to teach his subject, his personal life remained at home. and yes, the parents were all advised of the situation before enrolling our children, For me, absolutely no prob. He knew how to teach the subject.

  48. Death Giraffe

    Stop reading National Review JC.
    It’s cuck central.
    No wonder you get squishy at times.
    IT used to read National Review and thought Trump would lose, and that the polls on Brexit were straight.
    Then he stopped and now he is born again hard.
    I made all that up, but NRO is shit.

  49. jo

    Mother Lode
    #2836712, posted on October 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Lagavulin 16yo vs Lagavulin 12yo.

    Discuss.

    The 16yr was 24 Euro and the 12yr was 21 Euro in Spain 3 months ago.

  50. wivenhoe

    The 16yr was 24 Euro and the 12yr was 21 Euro in Spain 3 months ago.

    Ok jo, go ahead and bring tears to my eyes and tell me how much 24 Euro is in Aud

  51. Tailgunner

    This effing Taylor Swift chick, has she done anything decent?

    Struth, Stimpson is the resident T. Swizzle authority I believe.

  52. lotocoti

    This effing Taylor Swift chick, has she done anything decent?

    Asked and answered.

  53. gingerbeer

    wivenhoe
    #2836839, posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Ok jo, go ahead and bring tears to my eyes and tell me how much 24 Euro is in Aud

    1.00 Euro = 1.62 AUD

  54. areff

    zyco: In regard to the dearth of black Nobelists, it’s a mystery. The Dark Continent has pioneered some very innovative and idiosyncratic approaches to nuclear energy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/nov/23/congo.chrismcgreal

  55. Tel

    Lights flashing, Siren.
    No bastard got out of the way for 4 or 5 km.

    The week right after Daylight Savings starts is not a good week on the road… not for anyone, least of all is it a good time to be catching an ambulance in a hurry.

  56. jo

    I didn’t enjoy it all that much, if it makes you feel better. I’m also a liar. For some reason Johnny Walker is quite expensive for the crap stuff, can’t remember how much but not much cheaper for blended.

  57. Struth:

    Racist………………a little but increasing.
    Sexist…………………..yes, increased massively, lately.

    Welcome to the rest of humanity!

  58. Peter Campion

    Sharri Markson showed a video of Alex Turnbull speaking about Wentworth.

    Poor lad doesn’t seem to realise he’s a Green…

  59. Baldrick

    My kids go to a Catholic school, excellent teachers etc. The only male teacher there is homosexual. How does that square with Catholicism or any other faith which says that this behaviour is a sin? Why is he teaching? He is obviously good at what he does, certainly don’t want any of that Safe Schools propaganda near my kiddies.

    What does it matter if he is homosexual, as long as he keeps his private life at home, like every other teacher should.

  60. wivenhoe

    Poor lad doesn’t seem to realise he’s a Green…

    It is hereditary.

  61. cohenite

    Peter Campion

    #2836801, posted on October 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Today’s letters submissions – inspired by Cats and Tom’s Cat-toons…

    Shame on you Peter, talking sense.

  62. JC

    Arky

    They’re fine. IT’s possibly been so long you were there that you don’t know who to take seriously and not. Update yourself please and keep current. 🙂

  63. JC

    Newly minted girlyman regrets calling politcal opponents girlymen.

    Why Arnold regrets calling his political rivals ‘girly men’

    Mind you, this is the dude who got his very ordinary looking maid knocked up.

  64. H B Bear

    Banging the help is always poor form. Especially if they are fat Mexicans.

  65. Tel

    She expects that it will start by legally creating a third gender, hence the obsession with transgenderism. Then, following the tried-and-tested model of the corporation, robots will be endowed with personhood, followed by citizenship and most importantly, by taxpayer status.

    That’s ridiculous. What gender are corporations? No gender at all… so if that’s legal then the job’s already done.

    Anyhow, probably 90% of robots are owned by corporations so any profit they make is already taxed as part of the corporation.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Papua New Guinea government under fire over APEC Maserati fleet

    Ben Packham
    Political Reporter
    1:09PM October 11, 2018
    150 Comments

    The Papua New Guinea government is facing a community backlash over the purchase of 40 luxury Maserati sedans to ferry APEC leaders around Port Moresby next month, while the country struggles to pay school teachers and deal with a worsening polio outbreak.

    As APEC’s poorest member state gears up to host the biggest event in its history, with at least $130 million in support from Australia, locals have also expressed alarm at the installation of new Chinese-funded surveillance cameras across the city.

    The Maserati Quattroporte cars, which cost between $210,000 and $345,000 each, were delivered to Port Moresby this week from Milan, Italy, on two privately chartered Boeing 747 cargo planes.

    The vehicles are equipped with V6 Ferrari engines but will struggle to reach their top speed of 240km on Port Moresby’s often potholed roads, which have a maximum 80kmh speed limit.

    PNG’s Minister for APEC Justin Tkatchenko said the Maseratis had been “pre-sold” to private sector buyers who would take the vehicles off the government’s hands after the summit.

    “Of course we have paid a deposit to get everything here but all costs will be totally reimbursed and there will be no burden at all to the government at the end of the day. They are selling like hotcakes,” Mr Tkatchenko told The Australian.

    “It’s not as though we are going out of our way to show off or be stupid. We just want to make sure the vehicles we purchase are not a burden to the government after the event.”

    From the Oz. Australian taxpayers dollars at work. Mugs.

  67. Infidel Tiger

    NRO is a cuck wank rag.

  68. rickw

    Obama as a Black Panther

    He has a special skill, there are few men that can hold a gun and still look like a complete pussy.

  69. JC

    Really Artie. Kevin Williamson, Andrew C. McCarthy, Larry Kudlow, Deroy Murdock, Ramesh Ponnuru, to name just a few are cucks? Yes or no?

  70. rickw

    The Papua New Guinea government is facing a community backlash over the purchase of 40 luxury Maserati sedans to ferry APEC leaders around Port Moresby next month, while the country struggles to pay school teachers and deal with a worsening polio outbreak.

    PNG roads will give Maserati some important feedback on the robustness of their chassis, suspension and pretty much everything else.

    Stand by for some spectacular and largely inexplicable accidents!

  71. Eyrie

    “Unexplained wealth laws.

    “Me Maaaaaaaates give it to me”

    Good enough explanation for any of australias politicians.

    Comrades.”
    IIRC there was certain WA premier who was asked about an unexplained $250,000 and said he won it on a horse. When asked the name of the horse he said “I don’t remember”.
    What a great name for a racehorse!

  72. Death Giraffe

    NRO makes Ben Shapiro look like Andrew Dice Clay to their Pee Wee Herman.

  73. JC

    Giraffe

    Stop taking a swing with your eyes closed. Answer the question put to Artie.

    Which of these writers is cuckish?

    Kevin Williamson, Andrew C. McCarthy, Larry Kudlow, Deroy Murdock, Ramesh Ponnuru,

  74. Geriatric Mayfly

    PNG roads will give Maserati some important feedback on the robustness of their chassis, suspension and pretty much everything else. Stand by for some spectacular and largely inexplicable accidents!

    Built for driving around Knightsbridge, or so I was led to believe.

  75. Infidel Tiger

    Andrew mcCarthy is very good.
    VDH is great but barely writes for them anymore.
    Thomas Sowell is a god.

    The rest are embarrassing.

  76. Death Giraffe

    This weekend, going back to Enzed to see Mum one last time.
    Decided to look up my mates from high school for the first time in thirty five years.
    Going to have a bit of a reunion.
    What if they are all socialists? What if Trump derangement becomes the topic of conversation?
    Already found out one doesn’t want to go out for a steak because vegetarian.
    Shit.

  77. TBW;

    Tell us what they did so we can deal with them. Don’t ever hold back. That’s not what we support you for.

    We need to know how deep the Rancid Billabong is.

  78. Top Ender

    And this is a “conservative” government:

    Bosses told to reveal their ethnic salary gap: Radical plans to force 10,000 firms to publish salary differences between white and ethnic staff
    More than 10,000 firms employing over 250 staff to publish figures annually
    Theresa May says too often ethnic minority workers hit brick wall in careers
    The new requirements are set to cover about 10million employees across UK

  79. Pedro the Ignorant

    $A, ASX down, goldbugs happy.

  80. Death Giraffe

    Nothing makes up for this monumental dumbness:
    National Review.

  81. Death Giraffe

    Worth looking up what that shitrag published in 2016:
    ..

    Sure, Trump’s potential primary victory would provide Hillary Clinton with the easiest imaginable path to the White House. But it’s far worse than that. If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, there will once again be no opposition to an ever-expanding government.

  82. Gab

    My kids go to a Catholic school, excellent teachers etc. The only male teacher there is homosexual. How does that square with Catholicism or any other faith which says that this behaviour is a sin? Why is he teaching? He is obviously good at what he does, certainly don’t want any of that Safe Schools propaganda near my kiddies.

    1. A homosexual inclination or orientation does not, in anyone’s opinion, disqualify a person from being a teacher in Catholic school, nor is it a sin.

    2. Cohabitation by homosexuals does not disqualify them from being admitted to Confession and the other sacraments they do not engage in sexual activity (and in this respect, yes, homosexual cohabitation differs from heterosexual, or has differed, according to about 5,000 years of recorded human behavior).

    With slight edits to Ed Peters’ post explaining things here.

  83. Gab

    2. …”as long as they do not engage”…

  84. thefrolickingmole

    Reading Plutarch and its easy to see where Monty Python got its inspiration for Biggus Dickus from…

    Athe the climax of the clash between Pompey and Caesar and the man singled out for mention is a centurion with the name of….

    .
    .
    Gaius
    Crassianus

    Gay Bigarse….

    Oh and he dies horribly.

  85. Death Giraffe

    Another one;

    In other words, a vote for Trump is a vote to send conservatism into exile, largely walled-off from both political parties, with the best hope for conservatives to beg for scraps at Trump’s table — now and in 2020. It is vitally important that Trump underperform versus truly conservative candidates. Conservative senators should receive a greater share of the vote than Trump. Conservative members of the House should swamp Trump’s share in their districts. Your vote is the only concrete way that you can send the message that the GOP should remain a party of conservative ideas, a party that demands that its candidates believe and advocate a set of basic conservative values — not because we adopt our own version of conservative political correctness but because those values are best equipped to foster human flourishing, cultural virtue, and national prosperity.

  86. Death Giraffe

    Just Google “National Review Trump 2016”
    There is page after page after page of solid gold dumbness.
    That Jonah guy was the editor.
    Is that still the case?
    Whole editorial staff should have seppukued in 2017 when it must finally have dawned on them how embarrassing their election coverage was.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nothing makes up for this monumental dumbness:
    National Review.

    Pounded flat by Surber this week:

    Never means never, Never Trumpers (8 Oct)

    Schadenfreudelicious!

  88. Black Ball

    Thanks to those who responded to my query about homosexual teachers in the Catholic system. I don’t care in any great detail how they perform, Gab most informative article.

  89. Peter Campion

    Blot having a blokey chat with ScoMo on Sky.

    I’d rather watch a journalist interview a statesman…

  90. It really is embarrassing, Arky. Their bowties must have been very tight, indeed.

  91. Geriatric Mayfly

    From Blair’s

    Najiyya Al-Rasheed
    @Najiyya_Al_Rash
    Im literally shaking right now. They elected a rapist. I am going to need funds for therapy now. As a muslim woman of colour, I am no longer feel safe in the West! Anything helps 🙁 https://paypal.me/pools/c/88vTvKlFA6 … I made a donation page.

    Allah’s will luv!

  92. Geriatric Mayfly

    From Blair’s

    Najiyya Al-Rasheed
    @Najiyya_Al_Rash
    Im literally shaking right now. They elected a r3pist. I am going to need funds for therapy now. As a muslim woman of colour, I am no longer feel safe in the West! Anything helps 🙁 https://paypal.me/pools/c/88vTvKlFA6 … I made a donation page.

    Allah’s will luv!

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anything helps 🙁 https://paypal.me/pools/c/88vTvKlFA6 … I made a donation page.

    There’s more than one fifty cent donation.

  94. Black Ball

    What I meant was how their private life is. Of course I want the best available to teach my children.

  95. JC

    I think Goldberg is okay. He’s got the same illness that effects some traders at times. He can’t pull the pin on a loss. The problem is that the drawdown just gets worse and worse.

  96. Chill

    Allah’s will luv!

    $16.09 in 5 days,

  97. Gab

    Peter Campion, you’ll not find either of those in Australia.

  98. Black Ball

    Might have had a good chance in the cricket if the Marsh lads could last more than an over between them.

  99. rickw

    Im literally shaking right now. They elected a r3pist. I am going to need funds for therapy now. As a muslim woman of colour, I am no longer feel safe in the West!

    Good! Please fucking leave and go back to whatever islamic shithole you hail from. You know, the place where there is no rape because they stone the complainants to death.

    I can’t wait for my Kavanaugh T shirt to arrive!

  100. thefrolickingmole

    Im beginning to think some on the left may not be entirely grasping how clever trumps mob might be.

    This is 10D chess.

    Whole thing here because its just so rat-shit cunning.

    Trump campaign claims WikiLeaks not liable for releasing hacked emails

    The Trump campaign argued in a legal filing that Wikileaks could not be held liable for publishing emails that were stolen by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 US election because the website was simply serving as a passive publishing platform on behalf of a third party, in the same way as Google or Facebook.

    Questions about Wikileaks’ publication of thousands of hacked emails, which it allegedly obtained following a plot by Russian military intelligence to steal the emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic party, are at the heart of Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

    The campaign also said in a legal filing that any alleged agreement between the Trump campaign and Wikileaks to publish the emails could not have been a “conspiracy” because Wikileaks’ decision to release the stolen emails was not an illegal act. The court filing was written in response to a civil lawsuit brought against the Trump campaign by two of Hillary Clinton’s donors and a former employee of the Democratic party.

    The Trump campaign’s surprising defence of Wikileaks marks a stark departure from official US policy, which has condemned the website for frequently targeting the US government and for publishing thousands of classified documents about covert policies.

    Mike Pompeo, the former CIA director who now serves as Donald Trump’s secretary of state, has called Wikileaks a “hostile non-state intelligence service” that put US lives at risk, damaged national security and was “abetted by state actors like Russia”.

    Analysts say the legal filing is also significant because it hints at how officials in the Trump White House or individuals who served on the campaign may eventually seek to defend themselves against any criminal charges alleging that they conspired with Wikileaks to release the emails.

    The legal arguments suggest the Trump White House would argue Wikileaks was not criminally liable for the release of the emails and that it therefore would not be a criminal conspiracy to work with the website on their release.

    The filing also makes the case that, under the campaign’s first amendment right to free speech, it had the right to publish information – even if it was stolen – as long as it did not participate in the theft of the emails. The hacked materials were a matter of “significant public concern”, the filing said.

    The 32-page legal filing, which argued that the civil case against the Trump campaign had no merit, was written by lawyers at the Jones Day law firm, where Don McGahn, the White House counsel, previously worked.

    The Trump campaign is under close scrutiny by Mueller, but the legal filing was a response to a civil complaint that was filed by the two Clinton donors and a former employee of the Democratic National Committee whose emails were hacked.

    In presenting its legal defence, the Trump campaign lawyers turned to a section of the Communications Decency Act, a law that in effect gives legal immunity to big internet companies – like Facebook, YouTube and Google – and protects them from being sued for materials that are published on their platforms. The law essentially calls those companies passive publishers, and the Trump campaign is arguing Wikileaks ought to be offered the same legal protection.

    “A website that provides a forum where ‘third parties can post information’ is not liable for the third party’s posted information… Since Wikileaks provided a forum for a third party (the unnamed ‘Russian actors’) to publish content developed by that third party (the hacked emails), it cannot be held liable for the publication,” the filing said.

    Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 members of the Russian intelligence unit that allegedly stole the hacked materials paints a different picture of Wikileaks’ role in the publication of the emails, as does a 2017 intelligence assessment of the hack. Mueller’s indictment stated that the Russian “conspirators” discussed the release of the stolen documents with a group it refers to as “Organization 1” – widely believed to be Wikileaks – in order to “heighten their impact” on the 2016 US presidential election.

    Ryan Goodman, the former special counsel of the Pentagon and co-editor of the Just Security blog, said Mueller’s recent indictment indicated that Wikileaks had played an “active role” in producing the content and the timing of the content’s disclosure of stolen emails and documents.

    “That fact, which was not known before, could significantly change the calculus as to whether they could claim immunity under the Communications Decency Act [Section 203] because they are no longer playing a passive role,” he said.

    So either the Dems cop it up the arse with this, or they open their pet net nannies up to having their own actions dragged through courts.

  101. rickw

    Already found out one doesn’t want to go out for a steak because vegetarian.

    We’re going for steak, catch you later.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    $16.09 in 5 days,

    So, in, what, three years or so, she should be able to afford therapy?

  103. rickw

    From the Oz. Australian taxpayers dollars at work. Mugs.

    More than a million bucks a day. Feed the fuckers to the Chinese!

  104. JC

    Mole, Interesting stuff. However where’s the nexus between the Trump campaign and the Russians if the Russians in fact were directing traffic through Wikileaks?

  105. Atoms for Peace

    ZK2A..how could you tell she was shaking under a burqua?

  106. Tel

    Infidel Tiger #2836864″ “NRO is a cuck wank rag.”

    https://mises.org/library/betrayal-american-right-0

    I doubt that Rothbard would have used those words… but he would have quietly agreed with you in his own meticulous way.

  107. Atoms for Peace

    Vegans at this stage aren’t a protected victim group, so feel free to denigrate them at any opportunity.
    Pity their children and pets.

  108. Nick

    Imagine a vegan’s carnivore pet being fed solely on plant products. I mean wtf.

  109. mh

    Breitbart:

    It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental United States in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.

    The message here is that in a modern first world country even the most powerful hurricanes should cause little loss of life. There is simply no need for the climate porn we are subjected to.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Good to see Head and Khawaja showing some ticker.

    Hopefully Labuschangne can can bat like a Saffa.

  111. Atoms:

    ZK2A..how could you tell she was shaking under a burqua?

    The flies couldn’t land?
    boom tish.

  112. Nick:

    Imagine a vegan’s carnivore pet being fed solely on plant products. I mean wtf.

    I’ve heard of people treating their pets like this and want to meet up with them.
    Just so I can dob them into the RSPCA, and have the poor bloody things taken away from them.

  113. Rae

    Nothing makes up for this monumental dumbness:
    National Review.

    and:

    Worth looking up what that shitrag published in 2016:

    Sure, Trump’s potential primary victory would provide Hillary Clinton with the easiest imaginable path to the White House. But it’s far worse than that. If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, there will once again be no opposition to an ever-expanding government.

    Meh. There were many shitrags discounting the possibility of a Trump Presidency in January 2016, and much later. There was a widely held view afoot in the first half of 2016 that he was simply running interference for his then still friend Hillary Clinton, and eliminating all the likely Republican contenders. If I went back in the Cat archives I have no doubt that similar views were in vogue here at the time.

  114. mh

    calli
    #2836800, posted on October 11, 2018 at 3:54 pm
    Oh, and poo made the nightly news last night – lots of human waste here in the streets. I minded my step this morning, naturally. Anything that looked suspiciously untar-like was given a wide berth.

    The streets are full of vagrants, some huddled in puffy, sleeping bagged nests in doorways, others walking about mumbling to themselves in a daze….

    Are you in the 3rd world? Or maybe you are in a US Dem state?

  115. JC

    Poisonous all the way from the tree to the fruit.

    The extraordinary message from the former PM’s son is a boost for Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps, with the seat said to be on a knife edge and the government seriously worried it will lose it — and its majority on the floor of federal Parliament.

    “We’ve had yet another leadership coup and we’ve lost another prime minister . the Liberal party has been taken over . . by extremists on the hard right . who aren’t particularly motivated to serve the general public,” Mr Turnbull said on the message posted this afternoon.

    “Don’t vote for the Liberal party in the Wentworth by-election . . this time, don’t give the Liberals your vote.”

    Mr Turnbull argued that a federal election was due shortly anyway so even if the Liberals lost the seat and their majority in the federal Parliament, it would not make much of a difference and the party needed to be sent a message.

  116. rickw

    For more than a year I read Michelle Malkin’s blog thinking she was some crusty old no nonsense white lady:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNTc5xpiiv8

  117. Cassie of Sydney

    I have come to the conclusion that ScoMo lacks the “balls” to be PM, I have just watched ScoMo on Bolt and he just wants to be “nice”. It’s not going to work. Sometimes you need to get down in the trenches and throw some dirt…this is the key to Trump’s success…ScoMo just doesn’t want to say anything derogatory about cockroach junior aka Alex Turdbull. It’s pathetic.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    Vegans at this stage aren’t a protected victim group

    Atoms is about to find out what Gaia’s volcano looks like from the inside.

    World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

    Paris (AFP) – The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change, scientists said Wednesday in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment.

    As humanity grapples with tough choices to offset a rapidly heating planet, the research suggests that the Western world would need to slash its meat intake by 90 percent to avoid crippling Earth’s ability to sustain an anticipated 10 billion people by 2050.

    The original vegans and heroic climate scientists will be the honoured druids doing crater-duty using heretics like Atoms. The rest of us will be deplorable unenlightened invegs.

  119. Cassie of Sydney

    I have come to the conclusion that ScoMo lacks the “b*lls” to be PM, I have just watched ScoMo on Bolt and he just wants to be “nice”. It’s tedious and it’s not going to work. Sometimes you need to get down in the trenches and throw some dirt…this is the key to Trump’s success…ScoMo just doesn’t want to say anything derogatory about Turdbull junior. It’s pathetic.

  120. Nick

    Who is doing Lucy’s work on the many committees she serves on ? How will they ever cope without her.

  121. rickw;
    A coachload of young British soldiers are being investigated by the authorities after a complaint from the British Muslim Council.
    Their crime?
    They had their picture taken with Tommy Robinson.
    The overdue Purge of the upper echelons of the British defence establishment needs to be bloody.

  122. Boambee John

    Nick
    #2836925, posted on October 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    Who is doing Lucy’s work on the many committees she serves on ? How will they ever cope without her.

    Someone else will have to arrange the caterers for lunch?

  123. egg_

    This effing Taylor Swift chick, has she done anything decent?

    I just can’t shake it off…

  124. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2836923, posted on October 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    As humanity grapples with tough choices to offset a rapidly heating planet, the research suggests that the Western world would need to slash its meat intake by 90 percent to avoid crippling Earth’s ability to sustain an anticipated 10 billion people by 2050.

    BoN, You are more up to date on this than me, are we heating?
    Slowly or rapidly?
    If not, how can these ‘scientists’ get away with lies like this?

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am really looking forward to getting home and eating lots of Aussie’s best filet steak. We’ve had restaurant steaks here in Europe of course (although it’s not much part of Greek cuisine or middle eastern for that matter) but in the last nearly three months nothing we’ve had compares.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The overdue Purge of the upper echelons of the British defence establishment needs to be bloody.

    The overdue purge of the British Muslim Council needs to be bloody, and involve mass deportations. FIFY.

  127. Roger

    They really are without shame:

    ABC 7:30 runs a story on the technical difficulties solar inputs present to the grid.

    Twice they suggest pole and wire companies have a vested interest in preventing access to the grid from households, not because of the well known technical problems in incorporating intermittent solar into the grid, but simply because it undermines their business model. Indeed, they suggest the technical problems are a ruse.

    They interview two solar panel installers but never once put it to them that they have a vested interest themselves in gaining easier access to the grid for their customers.

    No bias. No agenda. Your tax dollars at work.

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Steak, steak, steak, steak. Sitting in Athens airport, soon to consume another ‘delicious’ airlune meal on the way to Heathrow. Then battling through Heathriw and a taxi to Hairy’s brother’s place in Richmond. British civilisation at its best

  129. Frank

    This effing Taylor Swift chick, has she done anything decent?

    I just can’t shake it off…

    So that’s a no then.

  130. ZH2A:
    One of those British soldiers has been chucked out of the army.
    Dunno what the charge is.

  131. Roger

    ScoMo just doesn’t want to say anything derogatory about Turdbull junior. It’s pathetic.

    Indeed, it is, but it’s not just suburban niceness, Cassie; SloMo carries the torch for Maladroit’s legacy.

  132. rickw

    The overdue Purge of the upper echelons of the British defence establishment needs to be bloody.

    The overdue purge of the British Muslim Council needs to be bloody, and involve mass deportations. FIFY.

    If it’s the way it should be, they won’t need to waste any effort on deportations, only bloody.

    Muslims and Britain’s upper echelons are in for a very nasty time if things go well.

  133. John Constantine

    Living In Australia In twenty years.

    Inveg.

    Incel.

    Inbroke.

    In Gulag.

    Comrades.

  134. H B Bear

    Teh Dumb pulling the stars tonight. The Legover Man AND Prof Triggsy.

    Lookout Snowcone.

  135. rickw

    ScoMo just doesn’t want to say anything derogatory about Turdbull junior. It’s pathetic.

    If the little turd wants to play politics, then give it to him good and hard.

  136. P

    A couple of tweets h/t srr’s twitter a couple of days ago.

  137. JC

    Dishonestly called “Medicare for All,” the Democratic proposal would establish a government-run, single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years.

    You can’t tell if this is a lot unless you compare it to something you can get a handle.

    Giving it an Australian perspective, you would divide by population 325 million Americans/ 24 million Australians = 13.5.

    Australia spends $A24 billion annually.The American equivalent would $A340 billion annually using the proportional figure, allowing for the population difference. Surely, it’s an exaggeration.
    325 million/ 24 million =13.5
    32,600,000,000/13.5 = 2.4 trillion /10 years = 241 billion/ .7090 cents = A$340 billion.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One of those British soldiers has been chucked out of the army.
    Dunno what the charge is.

    Don’t know if “conduct prejudicial” would cover it, but I should imagine said discharged soldier wouldn’t be too interested in religious tolerance, or “building bridges” with the Muslim community.

  139. Pedro the Ignorant

    Gold price up $A20 oz. in the last hour.

    If you have the real yellow stuff stashed, don’t worry, be happy.

    Safe haven status restored, it seems.

  140. Rae

    ZH2A:
    One of those British soldiers has been chucked out of the army.
    Dunno what the charge is.

    Probably consorting with a choco named Tommy Robinson.

  141. .

    That’s 14,167 AUD per user p.a. JC.

    It is not inconceivable, but it seems to be out perhaps by an order of magnitude.

    Or maybe not.

    https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsHistorical.html

    U.S. health care spending grew 4.3 percent in 2016, reaching $3.3 trillion or $10,348 per person. As a share of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, health spending accounted for 17.9 percent.

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If you have the real yellow stuff stashed, don’t worry, be happy.

    Safe haven status restored, it seems.

    Some comfort when the rest of the market is dropping faster than a whore’s drawers on pay night.

  143. JC

    Dot

    We spend around 10%. Fuck the US system is expensive! There’s a different mindset with the Docs over there. They believe that because they spent so much on the medical ed and the 12 years studying etc. the system owes them big time.

  144. JC

    Pedro

    Stop getting carried away with noise. It’s the fear of higher rates frightening the shit out of the asset markets. There’s no tension anywhere – not the bond market, real estate nor anywhere else. The market tanked because fear overtook greed. Higher rates is a horrible reason to be buying gold.
    20 buck rise is nothing.

  145. Bruce of Newcastle

    BoN, You are more up to date on this than me, are we heating?
    Slowly or rapidly?

    Mark – Neither. I base that on snow cover extent, which is easy to measure via satellite. No trend up or down for the last couple decades. Snow extent is a nice isotherm for 0 C. Since there’s no trend it means the average position of that isotherm hasn’t really moved, which means despite pCO2 rising 10% since 2000 temperature hasn’t done much, at least in the northern hemisphere since there isn’t much land in the southern hemisphere affected by varying snow cover.

    The reason we aren’t seeing much of a trend is because the ~60 year cycle is running along the top of its current peak. You can see in this graph what it looked like during the last peak about 60 years ago, and where we are in the current phase of the cycle.

    The UAH satellite dataset is the best of the temperature measurements, but even it has a slight warming trend in the last 16 years. UAH is crosschecked against balloon-borne instruments so isn’t too bad. The temperature dataset the IPCC likes is NASA’s GISStemp, which is pure fiction because of fake adjustments. But it has a nice scary ski slope upwards to fool politicians with. Consequently that’s the one you see on the nightly news. It’s bullshit.

  146. Nob

    Has this been given a run here yet?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/large-majorities-dislike-political-correctness/572581/

    Most members of the “exhausted majority,” and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.

    And the real white elite:

    progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.

  147. JC

    Gools
    Why are you linking that fatheaded idiot here? He has nothing to add. Stop wasting pixels.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    Where do you get a Maserati serviced in PNG?

  149. H B Bear

    Where do you get a Maserati serviced in PNG?

    Fly it back to Rome. Send the bill to Canberra.

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Where do you get a Maserati serviced in PNG?

    Where do you drive one in PNG?

  151. cohenite

    BoN, You are more up to date on this than me, are we heating?
    Slowly or rapidly?
    If not, how can these ‘scientists’ get away with lies like this?

    Since the Little Ice Age ended in about 1850 the temperature increase has been about 1C (allowing for manipulation of the record) and almost entirely natural since TSI, the measure of Solar irradiance, increased from that time and during the 20thC there were 2 positive PDOs, the major weather pattern on the globe, which gives warmer conditions and only one -ve PDO, which gives cooler conditions. There has also been less cloud cover in the latter part of the 20thC so even though TSI was then declining more of it was warming the planet.

    In short the IPCC should be collectively jailed.

    By way of comparison as recently as 11000 years ago as the world came out of the glacial climate events known as Heinrich and Dansgaard–Oeschger Events were still occurring and which feature rapid warming and cooling of up to 15C in as little as 50 years.

    We are living in the best of times. Alarmism is a commie plot featuring loons, spivs and misanthropes.

  152. JC

    You know, he sounds like a bit of a dickhead.

    Brett Kavanaugh just hired the Supreme Court’s first all-women law clerk team Just putting it out there. Lord I hope he doesn’t suffer from Stockholm syndrome.

  153. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce. I sleep well at night knowing that Vegans kill bugs and animals whilst driving around in their cars etc.

  154. JC

    Question: A young woman is attending her mother’s funeral. While there, she meets a man she has never seen before and falls in love immediately. After the funeral she tries to find him but cannot. Several days later she kills her sister.

    Why does she kill her sister?

    There’s a twist to the answer, so don’t be jumping up and down if you get it correct. I’ll post it a little. I got it right sort of right, but that means shit because I’m okay smarts wise… I think. 😉

  155. jupes

    What the hell is happening to the Australian team?

    Fancy them making it to the third session with a chance of drawing? Good stuff.

    Khawaja’s best innings by a long way.

  156. Death Giraffe

    She is blind and kills her sister in a terrible rat bait/ minties mix up.

  157. jupes

    Lord I hope he doesn’t suffer from Stockholm syndrome.

    It’s not looking good that’s for sure. Shades of Abbott hiring Stott-Despoja for some stupid female only job on the tax-payers dime.

  158. Pedro the Ignorant

    Not getting carried away with gold price, JC. An ounce of gold is about the size of a square of chocolate.

    When there is 500,000+ ounces sitting on the front doorstep, a little frisson is permitted, methinks.

    Chart watching is a great sportt, especially when it zooms upwards.

  159. Steve trickler

    What’s up, pussy cat?



  160. Infidel Tiger

    I was against kavanaugh until the recent bastardry.

    I think he’ll be terrible.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    Sounds like an Abbott type of fella.

  162. Steve trickler

    JC
    #2836966, posted on October 11, 2018 at 9:52 pm
    You know, he sounds like a bit of a dickhead.

    He’s rattled.

    Everything he does, will be under scrutiny. He should walk around with camera on his head to protect himself.

  163. World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

    You know where they can stick their Soylent Green.

    Hint: you can no longer tell what colour it is.

  164. JC

    Artie

    Why didn’t you say you never liked him. You know Trump reads and is influenced by the Cat. It’s where his best ideas come from … with notable exceptions.

  165. candy

    Why does she kill her sister?

    Seemed like a good idea at the time.

  166. Let’s judge him by his decisions, please.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    Then again I would love to surround myself with Zina Bash types rather than your typical lawyers.

  168. Infidel Tiger

    Why didn’t you say you never liked him. You know Trump reads and is influenced by the Cat. It’s where his best ideas come from … with notable exceptions.

    He was a GWB appointee.

    Alarm bells.

  169. candy

    Lord I hope he doesn’t suffer from Stockholm syndrome.

    Might be a little PTSD there. Or to stop the Left hating on him (he thinks). Maybe he should have had a week or two of leave to let himself feel settled again. A nasty business, the Left can make people feel suicidal if they target someone.

  170. JC

    The answer is. Don’t read on if you haven’t looked.

    She kills her sister in the hopes the man would be at the funeral. Some people say this riddle is a test of a psychopath. If you answer it correctly, you could be one.

    I answered the the man was married to the sister, so I sort of had the motivation tracking correctly, which is 50% disturbing.

  171. JC

    dover_beach
    #2836980, posted on October 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Let’s judge him by his decisions, please.

    Yea, but the all gal crew is over the top, DB. If it was a cat regular (decent one) he’d hire an all male crew and feed them raw meat under the door space each day for lunch.

    Also, the cyring at the hearing was girlyman.

    Also… also the hair.. The hair was blow dried 80s. Little things like the bouffant look turned me a little off. But then little things turn me off – even a freckle out of place.

  172. JC

    Don’t get me wrong, DB. I still like him in an absolute sense, but we could have done better and we should always strive for the best of the best.

  173. Mother Lode

    Just putting it out there. Lord I hope he doesn’t suffer from Stockholm syndrome.

    If he had any of Pence’s sense he would want to avoid too much time alone with a female clerk. Pretty unavoidable now.

  174. John of Mel

    Why does she kill her sister?

    The man was her missing father. She had an abortion since she couldn’t find him.

    Correct?

  175. John of Mel

    OK. Incorrect.
    But I think I should get some points for creativity.

  176. Armadillo

    “Space force” as a military arm is where it’s at. Think about it.

  177. Death Giraffe

    The man was her missing father. She had an abortion since she couldn’t find him.

    ..
    And she was blind.
    Blind incest abortion case.
    Solved.

  178. Death Giraffe

    Happens all the time.

  179. Armadillo

    You don’t even need to destroy the enemy satellite. You simply need to hack it.

  180. IT, Dem zombies accussed Zina Bash of making a ‘white power’ hand sign while sitting behind Kavanaugh at the hearing. These people are out of their minds. She gorgeous, BTW.

  181. mh

    Dummycrats looks a load of shit.

    ‘Dummycrats’ Sneak Peek: ‘Poop Patrol’ in Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ae4BhnKfTm8

  182. Armadillo

    Blowing a few satellites out of the sky would cripple more than a few militaries, let alone news agencies.

  183. mh

    Paul Joseph Watson
    @PrisonPlanet
    ·
    2h
    The
    @hodgetwins
    respond to CNN’s disgusting racism. Love this.
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1050314420784689152?s=20

  184. Blowing a few satellites out of the sky would cripple more than a few militaries, let alone news agencies.

    Can you cripple news agencies without crippling vital military agencies?

    Asking for a friend.

  185. mh

    Kavanaugh backs Trump administration on jailing and deporting immigrants for crimes committed years earlier

    Newly seated Justice Brett Kavanaugh spoke up Wednesday in defense of the Trump administration’s view that legal immigrants with criminal records must be arrested and held for deportation, even years after they were convicted and completed their sentences.
    At issue is a federal law that calls for mandatory detention and possible deportation for “criminal aliens,” including legal immigrants convicted of crimes ranging from violent felonies to simple drug possession. The law says the Homeland Security secretary “shall take into custody any alien” with a criminal record that could lead to deportation “when the alien is released.”…

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-jail-immigrants-20181010-story.html

  186. Is there no end to the madness?

    Evening, Zulu. Interesting article.
    Yes, there is an “end” to the madness,and we now hurtle towards it at a frightening,and ever increasing pace. Not long now. Still, I have done what I can to secure things for me and mine, and I’m fairly certain you’ve done much the same for you and yours.

    For many here however,I can only grieve. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

  187. zyconoclast

    And this is a “conservative” government:

    Bosses told to reveal their ethnic salary gap: Radical plans to force 10,000 firms to publish salary differences between white and ethnic staff
    More than 10,000 firms employing over 250 staff to publish figures annually
    Theresa May says too often ethnic minority workers hit brick wall in careers
    The new requirements are set to cover about 10million employees across UK

    not until near the end of the long article to you get this:

    In 2017, average hourly pay for white workers was £11.34 – 10p higher than for the other ethnic groups together.

    But those from the Indian ethnic group led with £13.14 and Pakistani/Bangladeshis were worst off with £9.52.

  188. Armadillo

    GPS went erratic for a few hours during the initial bombing for Gulf War 1. Used to line up between the peaks off the Gold Coast. GPS said we were 2 miles off course. Bullshit.

  189. min

    I went to a book launch tonight where there were many
    liberals past and present pollies. When discussing chances at election I said that they would get back many of their voters if they walked away from Paris Agreement.
    They will not because research polls have shown that. 80% believe climate change is anthropogenic and we had to do something.. Liberal would lose election if they gave up Paris. This particular Senator does not agree with that thinking. I don’t believe the polls certainly the question Global warming reduction or cheaper powerbills was not asked.

  190. Death Giraffe

    Will we ever find out who waved their penis in Debbie’s face?
    I really need to know.

  191. jupes

    Khawaja gorn!

    Great innings. Here comes the tail with 14.3 overs to go.

  192. mh

    Just listening to the Steve Price radio show.

    Richard Arnold comes ON ➡️ radio goes OFF ❌

  193. jupes

    They will not because research polls have shown that. 80% believe climate change is anthropogenic and we had to do something.

    Lazy fucking polling and lazy fucking Liberals.

    If Australians realised that Australia was spending billions of dollars every year to have less reliable and more expensive electricity for precisely zero effect on the weather, then I’m pretty sure that 80% would vote to get out of Paris.

    It’s a fucking no-brainer.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Still, I have done what I can to secure things for me and mine, and I’m fairly certain you’ve done much the same for you and yours.

    For many here however,I can only grieve. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

    The next generation of the clan were told, outright, “if you want to go to University, and take a useful degree – engineering, commerce, medicine, agriculture, veterinary science, anything useful, the clan will meet your HECS debt. If you want to study lesbian basket weaving, or interpretative dance in Outer Mongolia, find your own way.”

  195. jupes

    Starc gorn!

    3 wickets left, 77 balls to face.

    Australia will draw this!

  196. mh

    Will we ever find out who waved their penis in Debbie’s face?

    Was that the story? Didn’t Debbie sit on someone’s face?

  197. jupes

    Starc gorn!

    3 wickets left, 77 b a l l s to face.

    Australia will draw this!

    (Sinc why can’t we say b a l l s?)

  198. jupes

    Oh dear. Siddle gorn!

    2 wickets, 72 of those banned round things.

  199. zyconoclast

    Will we ever find out who waved their penis in Debbie’s face?

    Was that the story? Didn’t Debbie sit on someone’s face?

    Was this before or after Debbie did Dallas?

  200. Cpt Seahawks

    The young lady had hired the man to kill her mum for the inheritance cash and paid him off at the funeral.
    After that I have to agree that it seems to be a case of your house variety blind incest abortion.

  201. Pedro the Ignorant

    GPS went erratic for a few hours during the initial bombing for Gulf War 1. Used to line up between the peaks off the Gold Coast. GPS said we were 2 miles off course. Bullshit.

    I can confirm this. Civilian GPS in Gulf War 1 was in its early days, and required a lot of backup with map and compass and old timey survey skills to verify precise locations.

    One WA Goldfields exploration lease that had been pegged in 1988 using ground survey was checked via GPS during GW1 and found to be over a kilometre out of whack, and a week later the same trig point had shifted 700 metres north east.

    Never officially admitted, but the consensus was the US military had scrambled the satellite data.

    Back to normal in 1997.

  202. The next generation of the clan were told, outright . . .

    All sounds good, Zulu.
    But I hope you didn’t end up with too many lesbian basket weavers.

  203. zyconoclast

    Suspected British Isis fighter could face repatriation to Canada
    Exclusive: dual national Jack Letts, 23 – dubbed Jihadi Jack – is thought to have been included in a recent agreement

    Unlike other western countries, Canada’s government maintains that citizens captured in Isis territory in Syria and Iraq have the right to return home to face questioning or criminal charges.

    Even if Letts makes it to Canada – a place he has visited, but never lived – his future remains unclear. He may be placed in a deradicalisation programme, and it is possible he could be charged with terrorism offences, although to date Canada has had difficulty compiling evidence to prosecute suspected Isis fighters. Only two cases have so far been made against Canadian citizens.

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Never officially admitted, but the consensus was the US military had scrambled the satellite data.

    What Reuters would call “a reliable source” confirms that.

  205. zyconoclast

    The NSW National Party will pin their hopes of winning back the marginal seat of Orange on a new candidate, after their 21-year-old candidate dropped out of the race.

    Yvette Quinn pulled off a surprising preselection win early this year, when she was chosen by the local National Party branches to contest the seat ahead of Parkes Mayor Ken Keith.

    But her candidacy immediately raised concerns within the broader party ranks about her inexperience and whether she was capable of reclaiming Orange from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party in what was expected to be a brutal election campaign.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But I hope you didn’t end up with too many lesbian basket weavers.

    None, actually. One’s taking over the family farm, and the family company, one’s a doctor, another had given up law to start a family, and two are running their own businesses.

  207. Harlequin Decline

    GPS went erratic for a few hours during the initial bombing for Gulf War 1.

    Amongst other things the USA can add command the GPS satellites to add random noise and time varying biases to the civilian version of their signals in times of conflict. Hence non military receivers will have difficulty determining the true location.

  208. Top Ender

    Just watched The Odd Angry Shot again.

    Curious movie – works on many levels.

    Made in 979, back when Oz turned out a few good movies, like this one and Breaker Morant – flawed history but a great film.

  209. zyconoclast

    Electricity distributors warn excess solar power in network could cause blackouts, damage infrastructure

    With almost 1.8 million Australian homes and businesses relying on power from rooftop solar panels, there is a fight brewing over the impact of solar energy on the national electricity grid.

    But is it the network businesses that are actually at risk, as customers turn away from centrally produced electricity?

  210. All sounds good, Zulu.
    The Gods willing, I will get my final medical clearance in January, and after that a trip to Perth is a distinct possibility – assuming such travel is still allowed and possible. If so, I’ll be looking for a glass or five of that expensive Scotch that you keep offering.

  211. mh

    I wonder if Nike stocks will bounce back following last night’s 7 percent fall.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Breaker Morant – flawed history but a great film.

    History was ballocks – his real name was Edwin Murrant – small time crook and con – man – and his own men testified to the court martial that “only the very green and the very gullible” believed in any orders to take no prisoners.

    Oh, and the count was nearly thirty murders, but no – one counted Africans….

  213. Harlequin Decline

    Looks like there was a failure of a Soyuz rocket carrying a couple of astronauts to the space station. Premature second stage shutdown and the emergency escape system worked to land the capsule 450km or so away from the launch site on dry land.

  214. Looks like there was a failure of a Soyuz rocket carrying a couple of astronauts to the space station.

    All good news for Elon and Spacex.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Looks like there was a failure of a Soyuz rocket carrying a couple of astronauts to the space station.

    Soviet technology was built on building the word’s largest microchip, what’s changed?

  216. Oh come on

    Looks like there was a failure of a Soyuz rocket carrying a couple of astronauts to the space station. Premature second stage shutdown and the emergency escape system worked to land the capsule 450km or so away from the launch site on dry land.

    Not really. That looks very much like a capable platform to me.

  217. Oh come on

    All good news for Elon and Spacex

    I was responding to this.

    Soviet technology was built on building the word’s largest microchip, what’s changed?

    But this is dumb as well.

  218. Infidel Tiger

    Batted Australia.

    That was great stuff.

  219. amortiser

    Aussies hang on for a draw!!

    A pretty good effort.

  220. Harlequin Decline

    The Soyuz and Proton rocket’s use tried and tested technology but their overall reliability generally falls short of the western rockets and this is reflected in their insurance premiums. However this particular Soyuz would have been man rated which should have meant a very high reliability. Premature second stage shutdowns are not unheard of but this one is unusual. Will be interesting to see if it was autonomous or ground commanded.

  221. jupes

    Batted Australia.

    Bit of character in this Aussie team under Tim Paine.

  222. Armadillo

    I can confirm this. Civilian GPS in Gulf War 1 was in its early days, and required a lot of backup with map and compass and old timey survey skills to verify precise locations.

    Yes Pedro. Those who control the technology, can control the “battlefield”. It’s been done already with Star Wars type stuff. Technologically, you can pretty much blow up whatever you want. It’s covered.

    “Space Force” isn’t what people think it is. It alludes to “space” (as in satellites), but I think it encompasses much more than that. When Trump talks about “Space Force”, he’s talking about people’s heads.

    Let’s face it. A committed Islamist can carve up an entire society with no more than a box cutter, a tall building, a blunt knife, a balaclava and a cheap video camera. Not to mention an army of indoctrinated and resentful “educated” idiots filling their minds with hatred.

    “Space Force” is more to do with draining the swamp leadership, than to do with anything else.

    “Mind Force” is a better term. And it’s a more accurate description of what he’s trying to achieve.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Soviet technology was built on building the word’s largest microchip, what’s changed?

    But this is dumb as well.

    It’s a joke, based on the fact that the “latest model” Soviet tanks had an automatic loading system, that Westerns could never copy…except where the loading system seized the gunners left arm…and tried to stuff said left arm into the breach of the main armament……

  224. JC

    Is anyone having problems accessing Drudge. I’ve had the same frozen image for 3 days. Every time I click Pelosi is there.

  225. Armadillo

    Typing with three fingers doesn’t help.

  226. Armadillo

    Four fingers to Winston (spit) Smith, Two on each hand (pointed upwards).

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