Wednesday Forum: October 31, 2018

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Speculum?

    Cervix?

    Mons something?

    Clitoris?

    What have I missed? And why am I single again? 😃

  2. rickw

    Is it the same for the women (Am I still allowed to call them women?) when they see male appendages?
    Asking for a friend.

    I got a bowl of fruit from the hotel tonight because of this. For some reason last night housekeeping though they didn’t need to knock to drop towels off. I had just taken off everything except for my Trump 2020 T shirt, about to hit the shower, facing the door.

    Must happen quite often, the fruit came with a very well written apology letter.

  3. RobK

    “Our beer is colder than my ex-wife’s heart”.
    A friend has a sign in his workshop:
    “It was a woman who drove me to drink; I never did get the chance to thank her.”

  4. Arky

    I may be wrong but I ID’ them as the older 60s.

    ..
    Looked it up.
    Abrams have one extra set of wheels.
    They are Abrams.

  5. zyconoclast

    Does anyone remember this from 2017?

    JCC Bomb Suspect Also Allegedly Targeted Boston Celtics and Delaware Lawmaker

    TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli teen’s bomb threats to J3wish Community Centers in America was part of a much larger terror campaign that targeted airports, planes, schools, shopping malls, police stations, a Delaware lawmaker and even the Boston Celtics, authorities said Monday.

    The 18-year-old suspect, Michael Ron David Kadar, who holds dual citizenship in Israel and the United States, has been in custody in Israel since his March 23 arrest, and faces a litany of charges in both countries. An indictment filed Monday by Israel’s Cybercrime Department of Israel’s State Prosecutor’s Office detailed a broad range of alleged threats, hoaxes and extortion attempts against more than 2,000 institutions and people over a period of two years.

    The U.S. Justice Department charged him separately last week with a series of threats to JCCs, schools and airlines.

  6. Howard Hill

    I got a bowl of fruit from the hotel tonight because of this.

    Are you boasting again? I’m sure it was for your Trump, T-Shirt 🙂

  7. JC

    Jeez. Forget regular docs. All you may need are electrical engineers. 🙂 amazing how signals are passed through the nervous system.

    The treatment of spinal cord injuries is due to take a “giant leap forward” after groups of scientists enabled previously paralysed patients to take a few steps unaided.

    A month after two American teams used electrical stimulation of the spine to recover movement in seven people, researchers in Switzerland used a version of the technique to help three more patients.

    The Swiss team said that their work might have gone even further than previous efforts with evidence that their patients’ spinal nerves formed new connections. After intensive therapy, all three patients were also able to take steps even when the stimulation was switched off.
    Read Next

    Gregoire Courtine, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, said that the technique should be moved from experimental trials into hospitals around the world. “This field has moved forward very rapidly,” he said. “It’s time to take it to a global level. We need to bring a treatment to the people.”

    Sebastian Tobler was among those helped by Professor Courtine and his team. Mr Tobler, 47, who lost the use of his legs in a motorbike accident, can now walk in the laboratory without using his hands for support. He can also ride a modified tricycle when outside.

    and

    Although scientists do not completely understand the mechanism, passing a current through the lower, severed part of the spine seems to allow the brain to take control through the partial connection.

    The latest research, published in the journal Nature, goes further. Rather than continuously stimulating the spinal cord nerves, the Swiss team found a way to do so when people were already moving, and only then activating the relevant regions.

    “This is stimulation with the precision of a Swiss watch,” Professor Courtine said. “Because we stimulate the spinal cord as the brain would do, quite rapidly within days or weeks people regain the ability to make steady movement after they have been dormant for many years. We got one new person two weeks ago. He is already walking after four years of paralysis.”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/paralysed-patients-walk-again-after-breakthrough-treatment/news-story/70c86548e437e203fe7af8096cdca282

  8. I can never understand why anyone would want to jump out of a serviceable aircraft, maintained by qualified personnel, flown by qualified personnel, to trust their lives to a folded bed sheet, and several hundred feet of string.

    Because sometimes those personnel make a bad call regarding wind direction and you end up floating towards power lines on a round parachute and redirect yourself slowly into a 10 foot pile of rocks and barbed wire which you land on top of and tear your ligaments and cut yourself to shreds.

    But I was lucky as the 2 jumpers after me landed in the car park.

    I never jumped again.

  9. pete m

    Here is the thread of doom re stimpy and Elle:

    here

    context – German law banning holocaust denial. Stimpy says we should be able to debate any historical fact. Girls say not this one.

    Stimpson did not specifically deny the holocaust, but did say he felt at liberty to discuss history including whether it occurred.

    While seems principled, it does seem a little too clever to get inside the denialism loop.

    Note Stimpy was also quite critical in earlier pieces of BANNED WORD dominance of wealth or some such (eg influence), another element to his wanting to have a crack at them.

  10. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2854574, posted on November 1, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Arky,

    I made 2:17. Ou need help.

    I’m not a petrol-head, far from it, but that was a beautiful car. Wouldn’t mind having it, provided no restoring needed.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I got a bowl of fruit from the hotel tonight because of this.

    Not a banana and a couple of plums, I hope?

  12. Mark A

    Mr Rusty
    #2854594, posted on November 1, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    Because sometimes those personnel make a bad call regarding wind direction and you end up floating towards power lines on a round parachute and redirect yourself slowly into a 10 foot pile of rocks and barbed wire which you land on top of and tear your ligaments and cut yourself to shreds.

    But I was lucky as the 2 jumpers after me landed in the car park.

    I never jumped again.

    Could be worse.
    Some years ago an unfortunate sky-jumper landed in the Kyneton sewage pond and drowned.

  13. H B Bear

    FMD Pirate Pete on ALPBC radio. He is everywhere.

  14. mh

    I got a bowl of fruit from the hotel tonight because of this. For some reason last night housekeeping though they didn’t need to knock to drop towels off. I had just taken off everything except for my Trump 2020 T shirt, about to hit the shower, facing the door.

    Must happen quite often, the fruit came with a very well written apology letter.

    Sometimes you can have too much joke material.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Note Stimpy was also quite critical in earlier pieces of BANNED WORD dominance of wealth or some such (eg influence), another element to his wanting to have a crack at them.

    Yep. My post stuck in moderation was about that. He’s been internet influenced by wealth conspiracy loonies. Stimps is quite prone to takeover by internet memes; he went way overboard once on pizza, we
    might recall. He needs to come back once he’s regained his sense of proportion. All in good time. Mostly, his recent issue has been flamed by misunderstandings between Cat communicators. Luv ya, Stimps. Hang in there and don’t read any Coleridge. And try to stay normal; if feeling wonky, look for a Person from Porlock. 🙂

  16. zyconoclast

    This wont work. No one wants to live on a farm.

    Italy’s populist government wants to reward parents who have a third child with the offer of free farmland, in a new plan aimed at reviving the country’s low birth rate.

    The children-for-land incentive, inserted into Italy’s latest draft budget, aims to give parcels of state-held agricultural land for 20 years to parents who give birth to a third child between 2019 and 2021.

    Families also would be eligible for zero-interest loans for up to €200,000 (£175,000) if they opt to buy their first home near their newly acquired land.

  17. Elle

    Pete m, there was a more recent anti-Semitic rant Stimpy went on. It was pretty foul. Areff called him out on it. I quietly agreed.

  18. Armadillo

    US Troops are stationed all over the world. Japan, South Korea and Europe. Then consider the Middle East. Hundreds of thousands of Americans. Think what that costs?

    “Common Sense” says that if those troops were at home, the costs are much reduced. The majority of those troops are parked on your boarders. Protecting your family. Protecting your friends. Your son can come “home” within hours. It’s a domestic flight.

    Not too much danger from the Mexicans and Canadians. Other than disease, drug addiction or leftism.

    You can “Build a Wall” very quickly by placing your military bases right along a border line. It’s been an age old and effective military tradition.

    The “condition” to do so is “make peace” with your enemies overseas, or to at least make your allies pay for their own defence. A “ring of steel” is always pregnable.

    “Law” is the ultimate key. So is “Order”. Destroy that, and you destroy society itself.

  19. Leo G

    I am not made of stone, if you prick me do I not bleed … no wonder I promised to thscream and thscream until I made mythelf sthick.

    If you tickle us, do we not barf?

  20. JC

    I think it was one of them, Pete m. However, your link goes back to early August.

    Something occurred a few nights ago too, I think. But I’m not sure as I didn’t read much of it. The sheilas involved could tell us. The stimpmeister can’t obviously, as he’s in self imposed exile.

    As an aside, didn’t the dwarf in Game of Thrones go into self imposed exile? Maybe the stimpmeister is copying him.

  21. JC

    Elle
    #2854604, posted on November 1, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Pete m, there was a more recent anti-Semitic rant Stimpy went on. It was pretty foul. Areff called him out on it. I quietly agreed.

    Can you link it please, as I want to see what the hell went on. As for quietly agreeing….. I say this as courteously as I can, but I don’t think 20 cushions over your mouth could keep you quiet. 🙂

  22. zyconoclast

    A man wrapped in Christmas lights and covered in feces was detained by police in downtown Berkeley and taken for a psychiatric evaluation on Wednesday afternoon, authorities report.

    Officers were called to the 2000 block of Shattuck Avenue at 1:15 p.m. to assess a man who was reportedly trying to take Christmas lights off a tree in front of the Patelco Credit Union ATM.

    The man, who appeared to be in a mental health crisis, had wrapped some of the lights around his forearms, said Officer Byron White, Berkeley police spokesman. The man had also begun to eat the “live bulbs” and bark from the tree.

    Officers tried to speak with the man, who was “obviously in distress,” White said. “They wanted to get him help, but he took off running.”

    The man ran west through downtown streets and sidewalks, and “repeatedly smeared his feces all over his body.”

    Police chased the man and managed to detain him at Civic Center Park near 2180 Milvia St.

    The man, who is 24, was sent to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, White said.

    A reader who saw the large emergency response near Civic Center Park asked Berkeleyside to find out what had happened.

    “There were lots of cops there,” White said. “It must have been quite a spectacle.”

  23. max

    Both sides down Mexico way must be thinking hard about how to proceed.

    Molotov cocktails would be a bad look. If they’re smart it will be women and children to the front.

    Most of the nasty stuff will be at night.

  24. Muddy

    I won’t comment about Stimpy because I haven’t read the whole thread, however I do not support the outlawing of any particular topic. In regards to Holocaust denial, I tend to believe (from my own narrow viewpoint, of course), that metaphorically depriving people who hold such views of oxygen would be more beneficial than placing them in the legal spotlight.

    While I don’t doubt that such views are upsetting to those who have a personal connection to one of the most outrageous events of human history, I wouldn’t imagine that the holders of such views can be ‘educated’ to change their beliefs. Nor can the past be rewritten, or lives reborn, by censuring the unbelievers of today.

  25. Mark A

    Stimpson did not specifically deny the holocaust, but did say he felt at liberty to discuss history including whether it occurred.

    While seems principled, it does seem a little too clever to get inside the denialism loop.

    You see?
    One can post the most vile or innocent thing and someone is prepared to misinterpret it.

    How do you know that is what he meant?
    Is it because this is what you want to believe?

  26. Elle

    Cheers, JC.
    I don’t post that often, but place the cushions strategically … please.
    I can’t remember exactly when areff called out Stimpson.
    You have areff’s number. Call him. Ask him.

  27. Armadillo

    The man, who appeared to be in a mental health crisis, had wrapped some of the lights around his forearms, said Officer Byron White, Berkeley police spokesman. The man had also begun to eat the “live bulbs” and bark from the tree.

    Stimpy?

    Should we start a “Go Fund Me”?

  28. Mindfree

    Mike Brookes-Cannon and Simon Farquhar both co-founders of Australian software company Atlassian software. The software is OK but not great as I have used it in my profession

    Both worth 5billion + and both 38 years old

    Both own prime real estate in Sydney’s inner harbour side eastern suburbs (google it). 100million house for Brookes Cannon and 71m for Farquhar on the old Fairfax estate

    Their company is listed on the Nasdaq (not ASX) and the worth has doubled in the last 12 months

    Both these two are world citizens (think World Economic Forum). Their wealth is above and beyond anything in the tech sector here (Disclaimer: my wife use to work for DWS – Danny Wallis MD who is estimated about 80 million but has been going for about 30 years)

    Now Brookes-Cannon is open about renewable energy and mates with Musk (Incidentally Farquhar spoke out against 457 visas being cancelled)

    These guys are billionaires whilst the most Oz software entrepreneurs can be only measured in millions

    Am I missing something here or can someone fill in the blanks?

  29. Mark A

    BTW, I’m not defending him (Stimpy) personally, I do believe we weren’t even speaking to each other much.

    It’s simply, that the victim mentality here is getting to mirror that of the wider community.
    I thought the cat bunch was a bit more robust.

  30. max

    Pedro, gold on the move again. She’s apples.

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    If you tickle us, do we not barf?

    I am a very good tickler, Leo G., in ways thankfully that you wot not of from me.
    To my knowledge Grigs is the only overt barfer around here. Nice company you keep.
    In the spirit of tonight’s interpretive charity, perhaps it’s a typo though, and you meant larf.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good biography, of an Australian Prime Minister, just been released.

    From the jacket blurb

    “Throughout his political career, he boasted and intrigued, curried favor, and was habitually disloyal. He worked assiduously, with little comprehension of his responsibilities, and was indecisive and prone to panic.”

    No, it’s not Lord Waffles or Krudd – William McMahon.

  33. mh

    Can’t Ren tell us what’s happening with Stimpy?

  34. Armadillo

    Can’t Ren tell us what’s happening with Skimpy?

    Stimpy is dead to us. Not exactly sure why. Something about him being a sook.

    No “fight” in him. Total pussy.

  35. Mark A

    Can’t Ren tell us what’s happening with Skimpy?

    Stimpy is dead to us. Not exactly sure why. Something about him being a sook.

    No “fight” in him. Total pussy.

    Agreed.

    Plenty of fight in me tho, trying to beat the bookies at their own game, and I WILL prevail.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This wont work. No one wants to live on a farm.

    What’s the difference between Italy and Australia?

  37. Mark A

    PS, re. fighting bookies.
    I WILL prevail.
    Said the many in the poorhouse, alas.

  38. Pedro the Ignorant

    Pedro, gold on the move again. She’s apples.

    -max @11.26.

    High volatility over the last three months, aggravated by the US/AUD rates. Comes with the territory.

    I am trying to sell out of my little mining support company, and the books always look better when business is brisk from expansion and exploration operations when the spot price is up and steady.

    Not desperate, business humming along nicely, but dreaming wistfully of a quiet and peaceful retirement, never to see piles of red dirt ever again.

    The grass is always greener . . . . .

  39. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2854625, posted on November 1, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    This wont work. No one wants to live on a farm.

    What’s the difference between Italy and Australia?

    You just visited Europe, didn’t you see the difference?
    Farming or living on a farm in Europe, is nothing like in OZ.

    For starters, everything is just a stone throw away, schools hospitals etc.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Violet Elizabeth Bott – one of Just William’s women, a six year old tyrant who set the standard for making a male feel very, very anxious about displeasing her due to her competence at projectile vomiting. Interestingly, now a new TV series is out based on the Richmal Crompton books.

  41. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You just visited Europe, didn’t you see the difference?
    Farming or living on a farm in Europe, is nothing like in OZ.

    For starters, everything is just a stone throw away, schools hospitals etc.

    Fair comment, I don’t know if Italy is part of the European Union, but up to half of farm incomes in the EU come from the taxpayer.

  42. Bruce in WA

    Let’s get it right. You need an instrument called a Speculum to see a Vagina. Or within it, a Cervix.
    Externally, ladies have a Vulva with lips hidden within its external fold. Standing upright, all you can see is the Mons Venus, the pad over the frontal bone, under which is kept a female activating button called a Clitoris. Unlike gentlemen’s bits, those of ladies are very neatly arranged, unobtrusive, and generally with less hair.

    (Puts fingers in ears) La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

  43. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2854630, posted on November 1, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Fair comment, I don’t know if Italy is part of the European Union, but up to half of farm incomes in the EU come from the taxpayer.

    Italy is a member and that’s why Brussels is in a bind because if Italy goes the same way as the UK then the EU is finished.

    Farm income? Not quite half but a lot of it does.

  44. Armadillo

    Eight is the “Magic Number” on Melbourne Cup Day. Just keep backing that.

    Or your favourite colour.Or the way the horse nods it’s head. All sure signs it will win.

    That and the fact your Auntie has a vaguely similar name to the nag you are backing. It’s a “sign”. Just do it.

    Pauper at sunrise, millionaire at sunset. It’s your birthright as an Australian.

  45. Bruce in WA

    Must happen quite often, the fruit came with a very well written apology letter.

    Ummmm … a very short letter on a very small sheet of paper? 😀

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    (Puts fingers in ears) La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

    I don’t know much about the subject, but I’ ll look into it…(Ducks for cover as the Memsahib’s evening G and T goes flying overhead..)

  47. mh

    The Brazilian President that Kevin Rudd is sucking up to is now in jail:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=7vmuSZtiG4A

    😃

  48. Bruce in WA

    … and generally with less hair

    What? You haven’t seen some of the sheilas I have!

    And who was it on about needing a whippersnipper????

  49. JC

    MarkA

    Ask him about a book review he’s glanced at then coming here and pretending to have read in full, The Conglese Rebellion of 1842 and the African Fluck Uprising. He’ll talk for week about it.

    There’s been reams of posts here lately about Italy and it’s interaction with the EU over the budget. The idiot hasn’t read any of it, going to show just how out of fucking sync he is. Waste of fucking oxygen.

  50. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2854635, posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Eight is the “Magic Number” on Melbourne Cup Day. Just keep backing that.

    BS, six it is, at least in dog racing, and I swear by it. (and also when I see the results)

  51. Bruce in WA

    I don’t know much about the subject, but I’ ll look into it…

    When I was working (yay! retired!), I nicknamed one of the directors “The Gynaecologist”.

    Whenever I had a problem, he said he’d “look into it”.

    (True story)

  52. Armadillo

    What’s the difference between Italy and Australia?

    Italy has a Conservative Governemnt.

  53. Bruce in WA

    Not-a-good-look-moment:

    Early this morning, took Mrs BiWA to a medical appointment.

    Pulled into carpark which is behind a Red Rooster franchise.

    There, parked at the back door, was a Rentokil truck, advertising on its panels, rodent, cockroach and (other) assorted vermin destruction.

    Maybe won’t eating there anytime soon …

  54. Armadillo

    And the mafia.

    Strange how things work in reverse on opposite sides of the hemisphere. Like toilets.

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When I was working (yay! retired!), I nicknamed one of the directors “The Gynaecologist”.

    I had a unit commander, nicknamed “Jungles” – wet, green and dense.

  56. Bruce in WA

    I had a unit commander, nicknamed “Jungles” – wet, green and dense.

    I worked in a government department when I was young, and one of the guys was called “Aspirin”.

    A slow-acting dope.

  57. Armadillo

    I think the Italians are starting to lock up their criminals. We are about to release ours.

    News poll doesn’t lie.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I worked in a government department when I was young, and one of the guys was called “Aspirin”.

    Had a boss called “Singlet” – the bastard was always on your back.

  59. Bruce in WA

    Goodnight all … bought a 1 litre bottle of Auchentoshan Heartwood single malt in Port Vila for $55AUD, so am about to pour myself a glass and wind down for the night …

  60. Armadillo

    It all started so well for us 200 odd years ago. We lost the plot.

  61. Bruce in WA

    It all started so well for us 200 odd years ago. We lost the plot.

    Hard to disagree with …

  62. Mark A

    Bruce in WA
    #2854644, posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:18 am

    There, parked at the back door, was a Rentokil truck, advertising on its panels, rodent, cockroach and (other) assorted vermin destruction.

    Maybe won’t eating there anytime soon …

    I think you should do the opposite, at least they care.

    You hear a lot about a fly in the soup, I had a cockroach in my chinese meal in Melbourne, in the city it was too.
    I put the roach aside and finished the meal. Had worse in other places I worked in.
    When she came to collect the plate I showed her the culprit.
    She apologized and didn’t have to pay. No problem.

    This is true and God strike me down if I lied.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Goodnight all … bought a 1 litre bottle of Auchentoshan Heartwood single malt in Port Vila for $55AUD, so am about to pour myself a glass and wind down for the night …

    You do that. I’m remembering Port Vila. I’ve calculated the size of the Broken Hill special dividend, both for myself, and the family company – I’ve invested a very small part of that, in good Scotch, so I’m off to bed as well.

  64. Mark A

    And on it goes.

    This week, the unelected judges of the European Court of Human Rights submitted to the demands of Sharia blasphemy laws and decided not to allow criticism of Muhammad, lest Muslim feelings be hurt. The court actually chose hurt feelings over freedom of expression and truth as a defense.

    Sorry if it was posted before.

  65. JC

    Who’d do you about the “calculation”, rones?

  66. Armadillo

    I do need to start keeping up with this stuff.

    Did Stimpy slink off under a rock because someone insulted him? I find that hard to believe.

    Or was he “hunted away” because his views on a particular subject offended someone?

    If it’s the latter #imwithstimpy

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Goodnight all … bought a 1 litre bottle of Auchentoshan Heartwood single malt in Port Vila for $55AUD,

    Port Vila, in 1981, certain members of Her Majesty’s armed forces were openly offered the the opportunity to desert, and become citizens of a Republic, with no income tax, and 15% G.S.T.

  68. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2854661, posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Or was he “hunted away” because his views on a particular subject offended someone?

    If it’s the latter #imwithstimpy

    He was “hunted away” fer sure. an he is a limp basket for slinking away.
    He’s done noting wrong and too feeble to fight to prove it.
    Wimp!

  69. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2854662, posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Goodnight all … bought a 1 litre bottle of Auchentoshan Heartwood single malt in Port Vila for $55AUD,

    Port Vila, in 1981, certain members of Her Majesty’s armed forces were openly offered the the opportunity to desert, and become citizens of a Republic, with no income tax, and 15% G.S.T.

    Sounds good but where does the ‘income’ comes from?

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Who’d do you about the “calculation”, rones?

    Leaving aside the issue of why you persist in raving on about “rones”, who ever he/she is, you may care to post your calculations, as opposed to a representative of a stockbroking firm my family has been dealing with for since 1948? Old money, J.C.

  71. Armadillo

    Its a shame Stimpy is crying in the corner, crawled up in the foetal position.

    Someone should kick him.

  72. I am bespoke

    pete m
    #2854595, posted on November 1, 2018 at 10:54 pm
    Here is the thread of doom re stimpy and Elle:
    here
    context – German law banning holocaust denial. Stimpy says we should be able to debate any historical fact. Girls say not this one.
    Stimpson did not specifically deny the holocaust, but did say he felt at liberty to discuss history including whether it occurred.
    While seems principled, it does seem a little too clever to get inside the denialism loop.
    Note Stimpy was also quite critical in earlier pieces of BANNED WORD dominance of wealth or some such (eg influence), another element to his wanting to have a crack at them.

    Just went through that thread.

    #Lots of regulars agreeing with Simps or at least that old chook shouldn’t have been prosecuted for being an idiot. Look I’m not defending him but the outrage seems selective.

    # No trace of hacking
    # couldn’t find a comment from Helen

    Again: How the hell did Helen get dragged into it?

  73. Mark A

    The Morrison Government is rushing the last boat children – and their parents – off Nauru and to Australia. This is exactly what the leaders of both sides of politics swore blind would never happen.

    Why do we bother?
    Let them all in (GDP remember) and have it done with it. Sooner we are Venezuela or the EU the better.
    Maybe something better will come out of it, surely can’t be worse?

  74. JC

    Rones

    Stop the boasting. No one believes you anymore about anything you say, you sad wanker. You don’t need a broker to work it out for you, you malfunctioning retard.

  75. Armadillo

    There is “good” and “evil” in this world. There is also “right” and “wrong”. I think most people here have a pretty good grasp of those concepts. It’s “Western Thinking” and enshrined in religious upbringing.

    However, imagine being educated in a world of polar opposites from childhood. Belief systems are ingrained.

    This is where the true problem lies, It’s all about the Sheliahs. Again.

  76. calli

    Is the Cat becoming more offence prone?

    After being called a “bolshevik” and “worse than Julia Gillard” I could have chosen to become a broken woman…

    Nah. Just kidding.

  77. Armadillo

    Is the Cat becoming more offence prone?

    I suspect the “filter” is starting to get under finger nails.

    Nothing wrong with a good stouch. Expletives fly through no problem. The “Avian Filter” is cumbersome and annoying. It’s not as if he doesn’t know what “the words” are.

    Regular commentators get treated like children in “moderation”. Collective punishment.

    Who wins? Pretty sure there are enough adults here to work that one out.

  78. JC

    The Kenyan was a oil man. Trump loves stocks.

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade. Those discussions are moving along nicely with meetings being scheduled at the G-20 in Argentina. Also had good discussion on North Korea!

  79. Lizzie:
    I had a quick count of the tanks – looks like about 50+.
    Probably a Brigades worth.
    Didn’t see any Bradley IFVs, which would be more logical.

  80. JC

    This is what a D’rat win of the house will be like.

    “We have an election November 6th,” Waters said. “This is big. This may be the most important one that you’ve ever had to experience.

    “This is the midterm election and often times people only vote in the presidential election because they don’t think this is important enough. But this is absolutely important,” she lectured.

    “First of all, if we take back the House, most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be chairs of the committees of the Congress of the United States of America,” Waters said, waving her fingers as the audience applauded.

    “I will be the first African-American, the first woman to chair the powerful Financial Services Committee.

    “That’s all of Wall Street. That’s all the insurance companies, that’s all the banks. And so, of course, the CEOs of the banks now are saying, ‘What can we do to stop Maxine Waters because if she gets in she’s going to give us a bad time?’” she said.

    “I have not forgotten you foreclosed on our houses,” she warned.

    “I have not forgotten that you undermined our communities,” she continued with the tone of a preacher.

    “I have not forgotten that you sold us those exotic products, had us sign on the dotted line for junk,” she yelled, “and for mess that we could not afford.”

    “I have people who are homeless who have never gotten back into a home. What am I going to do to you?

    “What I am going to do to you is fair. I’m going to do to you what you did to us,” she vowed.

    Governance by retribution. What could go wrong?

    Maxine’s mob loved it, bursting into cheers.

  81. Armadillo

    Sinc should write a post to apologise.

    Especially to Stimpson, the lazy, layabout offended boof head.

    Forget the flowers. Send tissues.

    #[email protected]$10abox#wecare

    Cash Only. Credit Card if you dare.

  82. Armadillo

    Winston (spit) Smiths presence is noted,

    No record attempt tonight then. I’ll bide my time.

  83. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2854678, posted on November 2, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Winston (spit) Smiths presence is noted,

    No record attempt tonight then. I’ll bide my time.

    he who flees will fight an other day, but to me it smacks of cowardice.
    What of the paint watcher?
    Go for it you wimp!

  84. DrBeauGan

    I didn’t see any particular anti-Semitism in Stimpy’s comments. What I saw was an objection to dzhwz being a sacred species immune from criticism, rather the way lefties declare that trannies and poofs are. I agree with him if this was indeed his complaint. Anything should be able to be discussed.

    Elle got hysterical with me once after detecting a completely non-existent anti-Semitism in my remarks. She went on about how some of her rellies had died, and how she had strong feelings about it. OK, she had been overcome by strong emotions. The possibility that Stimpy read this and labelled it hysteria is rather high, I should guess. And if so, and he disapproved, he was right to do so.

    Nobody is beyond criticism. Criticising a whole group at a time is valid only if their distinguishing characteristic is a mindset. It’s OK to damn all lefties or all fanatical zealots. It makes little sense to lump all dzhwz together, they differ a great deal. But labelling them all as sacred and beyond criticism is just as daft as labelling them as uniformly evil.

    If stimpmeister was upset because he felt he wasn’t allowed to speak his mind here, because we are declaring a group of human beings as sacred, he is probably wrong. Most of us don’t do that. But some of us might.

    If Stimpy really is an anti-Semitic bigot, I think he’s a whacko, but I still think it’s better to let him speak his mind. Stimpy isn’t beyond criticism either. But getting hysterical about anti-Semitism is as bad as getting hysterical about Donald Trump. It’s the hysteria which is objectionable.

  85. It’s OK, Armadillo.
    My heads a bit sore and I don’t have the mental stamina for another attempt ATM.
    Knock yourself out…

  86. Oh come on

    a representative of a stockbroking firm my family has been dealing with for since 1948? Old money

    Ergh. Embarrassing.

    This looks like a variant of that Maggie T quone that stated if you need to tell people you are, you aren’t.

  87. Armadillo

    Didn’t see any Bradley IFVs, which would be more logical.

    Building US bases on the US border would be more logical.

    Great Wall of China? Forts? The walls of Jeruslem? FFS.

    What don’t the Yanks get about this?

    Sure, you can obliterate an enemy from the air, but it’s more about projection of power.

    More importantly, it’s about trade. The keys to the City gates. You control what comes in and out, and you can tax it.

    Like any “business”, you need to keep an eye on the “Gate Keepers”. Anyone with a key to the cash register needs to be watched by a hawk.

    Then you need to make sure the hawk is watched by a hawk.

  88. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #2854681, posted on November 2, 2018 at 2:44 am

    It’s OK, Armadillo.
    My heads a bit sore and I don’t have the mental stamina for another attempt ATM.
    Knock yourself out…

    That’s a pity, hope you feel better after a good night’s sleep.
    I’m so looking forward to a fierce contest betwixt you and Arma to prove who is the champ once and for all.

  89. Armadillo

    Winston Smith
    #284683, posted on November 2, 2018 at 2:48 am
    Just for you, arma.

    You sick bastard.

    I’ve never been one for keeping “lists”. However, you just got yourself upgraded to somewhere between Septimus and mOnster. It’s a crowded field.

    Fuck you.

    Ps. The surname “Smith” isn’t exactly the easiest stalking target, but I’m going to be going through the regional phone books. Flipped through the Melbourne and Sydney ones. No luck. I’ll find you eventually.

  90. Armadillo

    Ha ha ha!
    Fat animal cartoon.

    I’m not wading through 12:49 of video to be insulted.

    You need to be more specific. Give me a time frame.

  91. Armadillo

    God I love the Internet. Stalking is easy.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Smith#/media/File%3AWinston_Smith.jpg

    Your days are numbered, pal.

  92. Mark A

    MV race 1 #10
    LOPE DE FIELD
    DEAN YENDALL
    Doesn’t win often but worth a try at $8. could be better odds later

  93. Mark A

    I meant Yendall in town doesn’t win often. We really need an edit facility.

  94. Armadillo

    One will win that race, Mark.

  95. Armadillo

    Three also looks good.

  96. Armadillo

    LOPE DE FIELD is number 4

  97. Armadillo

    I wouldn’t go any more than five bucks on it though.

  98. Armadillo

    Sixth sense with this sort of stuff. Been doing it awhile.

  99. Armadillo

    7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30…,,,stops for breath…..

    31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40….::beer break…..

    41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50……

    51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60…,

    61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68…Sixty Nine

  100. Armadillo

    NEW RECORD – 70- Woo Whoo!

  101. Armadillo

    I came, I saw, I conquered.

  102. Armadillo

    When you lay out a “challenge” Winston “spit” Smith, you need to be more Specific.

  103. Armadillo

    Seventy three, four, five and six.

  104. Armadillo

    Make it seventy eight.

  105. Armadillo

    Seventy eight plus twenty two equals 100.

  106. Armadillo

    “No-one could possibly get to 100 on the open thread he said”.

    It’s done and dusted. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

  107. Mark A

    Holding back, holding, still holding…

    Are you finished Arma?
    Would hate to interrupt the flow but you went quiet.
    That’s it then? A measly questionable 78 ? Winston did better than that for real.

    Also, WS (no spit) sorry about the quip “paint watcher” it was meant to be a compliment.
    After all you got a bonus for resolving the mystery and lets face it, not a lot of us would have the patience to do what you did in the line of duty.

  108. Armadillo

    One hundred and one. Just to put it “out of reach”.

  109. Mark A

    You could have gone genuine 100, tonight but you blew it.
    Face facts.

  110. Armadillo

    Don’t go spoiling my moment in the sun Mark. You have “form” with that.

    Smith cheated on his original quest. My legal team are all over his bogus attempt.

  111. Mark A

    There were only the 2 of us here and I like you in a way of one likes a worthy adversary and wouldn’t stop you at 99.

    On the other hand I might have, but I also could’ve been distracted at the moment.

  112. Armadillo

    Oh fuck. I missed 77.

    Next time then. I’ll be back.

  113. Mark A

    Night Dillo, only half past six here but I have to get up an an ungodly hour, so I might hit the sack too.

  114. Armadillo

    Can anyone help me out with a spread sheet? Something I can just “copy and paste”?

  115. Tintarella di Luna

    Thanks Tom, the cartoons have cheered me a little, there is no good news in the newspapers.

  116. Mark A

    Sorry, but Henry Payne’s toons should come with subtitles for the likes of me.
    I’m dense, no doubt.

  117. Mark A

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2854725, posted on November 2, 2018 at 4:55 am

    there is no good news in the newspapers.

    There never is.
    Good news sells no papers.

  118. Tom

    Sorry, but Henry Payne’s toons should come with subtitles for the likes of me.

    Mark A, Henry Payne is one of my faves, but that’s because I’m across all the quirks of US politics. I can see your problem: if I was relying on the EU media sewer (and the CNN airport monopoly) for information about US politics, I’d have no interest either.

  119. Jannie

    Tom, you are a real worker. Up there with the guys who used to deliver the milk. Cheers mate.

  120. Gab

    Elle
    #2854542, posted on November 1, 2018 at 9:59 pm
    Gab, I meant, check out your FB because I sent you a message.

    Not to me you didn’t.

  121. Elle

    DrBeauGan at 2:29am.
    That happened a while ago. Stimpy was around after that. He got into a stoush with others more recently. I wasn’t involved, but read it. It stopped after areff called Stimpy on his, and I quote, “antisemitism”.
    I’m not saying anything more on it. I hate arguing and won’t anymore.

    Sharma’s placards are still up! Queens Park area. Not sure about anywhere else in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

    Thanks for the tunes, Tom. 🙂

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    News in the Oz this morning is that 70 refugees on Nauru have refused offers to be resettled in the US.

    This is at the time when about 10,000 people are walking across several countries in hope of getting in to the US.

    The reffo industry SJWs should all be deported to Yemen.

  123. Shy Ted

    Stunning sound and light show from the heavens here in Adelaide. Most of the night. Torrential rain now. Barely got a wink of sleep. I’d hate to be on the sharp end of my scalpel today. Still, it’s only vasectomy day.

  124. Hooray!
    No record temps anywhere in Vic yesterday but the BoM has come through on the line.
    Record overnight temps for Melbourne. Climate change proven again and dutifully reported by their ABC.

  125. rickw

    The children-for-land incentive, inserted into Italy’s latest draft budget, aims to give parcels of state-held agricultural land for 20 years to parents who give birth to a third child between 2019 and 2021.

    Italy full of Italians, marvellous!

  126. rickw

    News in the Oz this morning is that 70 refugees on Nauru have refused offers to be resettled in the US.

    Not enough of a Socialist welfare state for them.

  127. rickw

    #imwithstimpy

    The Cat’s first gay marriage?

  128. Up The Workers!

    To “Bruce of Newcastle” at 6.08:

    “Those reffo industry SJW’s should all be deported to…” Saudi Arabia’s Turkish Embassy.

    That’d bring them down to size.

  129. egg_

    Barely got a wink of sleep. I’d hate to be on the sharp end of my scalpel today. Still, it’s only vasectomy day.

    So long as it doesn’t turn into a “full blooded” circumcision/amputation?

  130. Gab

    News in the Oz this morning is that 70 refugees on Nauru have refused offers to be resettled in the US.

    Please, resettle me in the US. Preferably Texas!

  131. rickw

    News in the Oz this morning is that 70 refugees on Nauru have refused offers to be resettled in the US.

    Please, resettle me in the US. Preferably Texas!

    YES! An exchange program!

  132. SKY is running full Trumpaphobia ahead of the mid terms.
    The Polls show the Democrats retake the House.
    Trump unpopular in the suburbs with women.
    Trump has alienated people by his immigration stance.
    Trump.
    Trump.
    Trump.
    Hey SKY, how did those polls go in 2016?

  133. I am bespoke

    The economic middle class refugees from California is turning Texas blue, Gab.

  134. Gab

    from California is turning Texas blue,

    What fresh hell is this! Is there no end to this blue plague!!!!

  135. calli

    Please, resettle me in the US. Preferably Texas!

    In Abiline right now.

    Right friendly place, y’all.

    🤠

  136. calli

    The bird mincers are a dead giveaway. Miles of the idiotic things, as far as the eye can see.

    The very people who were apoplectic about electricty stanchions across the landscape go misty eyed at these horrors.

  137. RobK

    From https://www.theage.com.au

    ABC reporter suspended after complaint by Turnbull’s son

    Fairfax Media can reveal that Alex Turnbull, the son of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, called the former national broadcaster’s chairman and demanded an investigation into an audio leak.

    by Michael Koziol

    Have seen this on the ABC.

  138. zyconoclast

    News in the Oz this morning is that 70 refugees on Nauru have refused offers to be resettled in the US.

    Please, resettle me in the US. Preferably Texas!

    The welfare is not as generous.

  139. RobK

    Oops, my comment should have finished with a “?”

  140. Leigh Lowe

    Fairfax Media can reveal that Alex Turnbull, the son of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, called the former national broadcaster’s chairman and demanded an investigation into an audio leak.

    So Trumble Minor has Daddy’s bestie on speed dial.
    How very convenient.

  141. pete m

    My link to an older thread is not the right one but it seems to be the start.

    Mark A – re principles and guessing intentions – I agree it is dangerous but once he shows his colours you can then query motives. Be careful of those who loudly proclaim principles just to stab you with them.

    Might have time later to search again but you may find it yourself searching areff, Elle and Stimson re holocaust on this site search in google.

  142. Perfidious Albino

    Who knew private citizens could lodge complaints directly with the chair of the ABC…

  143. RobK

    So Trumble Minor has Daddy’s bestie on speed dial.
    How very convenient.

    Saves lodging a complaint via the prole procol. Faster action too obviously.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Commissars are back.

    UK Govt to Assign Junior Ethnic Minority Staff to ‘Reverse Mentor’ Senior White Staff on ‘Bias’

    Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is establishing a so-called ‘reversing mentoring’ scheme in which ethnic minority junior staff will be assigned to train white senior staff on “bias.”

    Make sure you practice goodthink, comrade, it would be a shame if I had to report you to my superior.

    If a Tory government is doing such things what hope is there for Britain?

  145. hzhousewife

    One of the comments under zyco’s link I found enlightening :

    in my college English class, assignments were based on what we thought about current event articles. If the opinion was in opposition to the teacher’s, the paper would receive a low grade. I confronted the teacher who said,
    “You need to speak to your audience.”
    I asked if that meant he was my audience, therefore I should write what he thinks and he said,
    “I never heard it put that way, but yes.”
    I still wrote my own opinion and each time made him justify the grade based on established English parameters. He couldn’t. (Ironically, he inspired me to work very hard. LOL)
    I passed that class, but I can see why most students wouldn’t have the time or endurance to do that.

    Teacher is fundamentally NOT an educator, just an indoctrinator.

  146. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20181029/pdf/43zpz21rnph8x6.pdf

    Was faffing about with hydraulic lines yesterday and missed MGV musgraves run to ten cents on the delayed response to this nice little drill result.

    Not a tip, MGV has a way to go to hit a huge run chance.

    Been in and out of this over the years, took up some in the last cap raising. In shortens Australia, gold miners and explorers out where the protesting hippy bongo buses don’t run in remote west Australia will have an easier life than operations easy for the protest mob.

    MGV is brownfields, within transport distance of existing infrastructure. If the shorten looting cartel is a ten year ban on sensitive mining projects, you don’t want to be caught holding maybe stocks when the naysayers take their revenge on mining.

    Comrades.

  147. DrBeauGan

    DrBeauGan at 2:29am.
    That happened a while ago. Stimpy was around after that. He got into a stoush with others more recently. I wasn’t involved, but read it. It stopped after areff called Stimpy on his, and I quote, “antisemitism”.
    I’m not saying anything more on it. I hate arguing and won’t anymore.

    I enjoy arguing up to the point where it gets personal, Elle, but I don’t have anything to argue about here. I recall areff jumping on Stimpy, and I remember thinking it rather judgmental and doubting his interpretation was correct. But I don’t know. I guess nobody does except Stimpy, and maybe he doesn’t either.

    I like Stimpy, he has his idiosyncrasies, but he is a perceptive and witty man. I think he improved the Çat and I hope he comes back.

  148. zyconoclast

    Who knew private citizens could lodge complaints directly with the chair of the ABC…

    Lord Waffleworth is not a mere citizen

  149. John Constantine

    Homo Davos speaks directly to other members of the New Homo Davos superspecies.

    Would you file a written complaint with a mule, when you could talk to its owner?.

    Their alex turnbull is a member of their brand new class that has evolved to access rich new sources of resources unavailable to the obsolete forerunner species. Davos Man can feed itself on the cashflow of billions of lower beings and become morally bloated upon this excess.

    Will Homo Davos replace Homo Sapiens, or will they destroy the evolutionary niche they have specialised to exploit?.

    A species that is so parasitical that they can no longer boil their own water or smash their own avocado is very sensitive to change in their host species.

    Comrades.

  150. None

    I don’t read every comment on every thread but from what I have read:
    -Stimpy has never denied the Holocaust
    -Stimpy is not an anti-Semite
    He did suggest – and I would have to check as I am going from memory – that the suffering of the J*ws should be seen in context of all human suffering.
    While I argued that the J*ws (and Israel by virtue of being a Jewish state even though all its citizens are not J*wish) face a unique existential threat, I can understand where Stimpy was coming from. He was arguing for some perspective. People are free to disagree with him, as I did, but to start suggesting he is a Holocaust denier or anti-semite is to sink to the depraved depths of the twitter mob left.

  151. zyconoclast

    A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released on Wednesday alleges that China is sending military scientists to Western universities to engage in advanced studies to improve the People’s Liberation Army military capabilities.

    The report, “Picking Flowers, Making Honey,” notes that international cooperation and an open spirit of collaboration, including with Chinese scientists, has led to some of the great scientific achievements of recent times.

    But the report also notes that the PLA “has also ridden this wave of research collaboration, sponsoring more than 2,500 scientists to travel to universities in technologically advanced countries such as Australia as students or visiting scholars over the past decade.”

    The report’s title comes from a PLA expression Yìguó cǎihuā, zhōnghuá niàngmì, which translates as: “Picking flowers abroad to make honey in China.”

    “It’s not clear that Western universities and governments are fully aware of this phenomenon,” the report said, adding: “Current policies by governments and universities have not fully addressed issues like the transfer of knowledge and technology through collaboration with the PLA.”

    A key player is the PLA National University of Defense Technology, which sends researchers abroad, sometimes disguising “their military affiliations, claiming to be from non-existent academic institutions.”

    Another source is China’s Army Engineering University, which was formed in 2017 by the merger of the PLA University of Science and Technology and a number of other PLA academic institutions.

    PLA Affiliations
    In some cases, the report revealed, it would appear that Chinese PhD candidates or post-graduate researchers, working in strategic fields such as quantum physics, signal processing, cryptography, navigation technology and autonomous vehicles, are even the recipients of taxpayer funding in their host countries.

    But it has to be noted that this is very much a two-way street, with foreign universities benefitting greatly from Chinese, and in some cases PLA, research grants.

    “One professor at the University of New South Wales, for instance, worked with PLA scientists using Australian Research Council grants worth $2.3 million,” the report claimed.

  152. calli

    Lord Waffleworth isn’t a normal citizen.

    No. No, he isn’t.

  153. None

    I don’t read every comment on every thread but from what I have read:
    -Stimpy has never denied the Holocaust
    -Stimpy is not an anti-Semite
    He did suggest – and I would have to check as I am going from memory – that the suffering of the J*ws should be seen in context of all human suffering.
    While I argued that the J*ws (and Israel by virtue of being a J*wish state even though all its citizens are not J*wish) face a unique existential threat, I can understand where Stimpy was coming from. He was arguing for some perspective. People are free to disagree with him, as I did, but to start suggesting he is a Holocaust denier or anti-semite is to sink to the depraved depths of the twitter mob left.

  154. zyconoclast

    Relief on the Way: Ontario Passes Legislation to End Cap and Trade Carbon Tax
    Changes Will Save Families Money; Reduce Gas Prices

    Today, Ontario’s Government for the People delivered on a promise to make life more affordable for families through the passage of Bill 4, The Cap and Trade Cancellation Act.

    The elimination of the cap and trade carbon tax will reduce gas prices, save the average family $260 per year, and remove a costly burden from Ontario businesses, allowing them to grow, create jobs and compete around the world.

    “While today marks an important milestone for Ontario, just last week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his intentions to impose a punishing, job-killing new carbon tax on the people of Ontario,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Our government is part of a growing coalition of other provinces across Canada that oppose and will ultimately repeal the federal carbon tax, which does nothing to reduce Canadian greenhouse gas emissions while raising the cost of essentials like home heating and gasoline.”

    Ontario remains committed to using every available tool to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose an unconstitutional, punishing new carbon tax on families and businesses.

  155. duncanm

    mh
    #2854638, posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:11 am
    The Brazilian President that Kevin Rudd is sucking up to is now in jail:

    there’s been very little talk of the new Brazilian president.. the left are having conniptions!
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/audio/2018/nov/01/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-president-trump-of-the-tropics-podcast

  156. zyconoclast

    -Stimpy has never denied the Holocaust
    -Stimpy is not an anti-Semite

    Yawn.
    Needs it’s own thread.

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I read every news story about the Rush case and I am bereft, sad, angry, disgusted. I am enraged. I know women who feel both threatened and humiliated by what they have heard play out in court.

    I am a drama queen

  158. Cassie of Sydney

    “Wade
    #2854734, posted on November 2, 2018 at 6:01 am
    #imwithstimpy”

    #imNOTwithstimpy

  159. John Constantine

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amp-possible-takeover-macquarie-bank-2018-11

    Their macbank is positioning itself to do whatever it takes to be an insider of the shorten looting cartel, too big to fail.

    You can hire enough godless commo activists so that your competition is purged first, not you.

    Then you take your money and flee to New York.

  160. Goanna

    I was asked to do a survey on the forthcoming Victorian election. The first question was on how much I was concentrating on the survey, with options from not listening to interested.
    I was asked my gender, male 1 or female 2. I chose option 3 – for it is Vic, after all. The robot told me that 3 was not a valid response. Twice I opted for option 3 and was rejected on the hat trick – they hung up after an inordinate delay because I was going to wait them out.

  161. pete m

    Seems to be this one:

    pages 7-9

    The Hillary dazed from a minor accident was the only fun part.

  162. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2854786, posted on November 2, 2018 at 7:46 am
    I read every news story about the Rush case and I am bereft, sad, angry, disgusted. I am enraged. I know women who feel both threatened and humiliated by what they have heard play out in court.

    I am a drama queen”

    Interesting to see Geoffrey Rush…the ultimate inner city lefty luvvy, the ultimate Fauxfax favourite, the ultimate “insider”….remember not too long ago this man was “Australian of the Year” (another choice that helped diminish the award)….now being destroyed. Regardless of whether he is guilty or not, Geoffrey Rush will NEVER work again. He is finished.

  163. None

    I was asked my gender, male 1 or female 2. I chose option 3 – for it is Vic, after all.

    Gold.

  164. calli

    I find that very sad, Cassie. He’s good at what he does.

  165. None

    Yawn.
    Needs it’s own thread.

    I would be obliged if anyone can point to comments made by Stimpy in which he denied the Holocaust or which can be construed as anti-Semitic. Clearly some here think this is the case so should be easy for them to point them out to others who have missed them.

  166. cohenite

    Gayness orbits straightness: anne hathaway:

  167. None

    Regardless of whether he is guilty or not, Geoffrey Rush will NEVER work again. He is finished.

    Roman Polanski is still working. So is Woody Allen.

  168. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #2854796, posted on November 2, 2018 at 7:57 am
    I find that very sad, Cassie. He’s good at what he does.”

    Agree, fantastic actor. I don’t think that whatever he did (and I don’t think he did anything untoward)…deserves this. He is a victim of third wave feminism and the whole sordid #Metoo movement.

  169. stackja

    Protesters hired on Airtasker for $50: Mayor
    Andrea McCullagh, Mosman Daily
    November 1, 2018 10:00pm
    Subscriber only

    ANTI-TUNNEL protesters were hired online to disrupt a North Sydney Council meeting, Mayor Jilly Gibson claims.

    An advert was posted on Airtasker offering $50 to anyone who would turn up in a show of force against plans for a major road tunnel network in the area.

    “Someone paid to facilitate disorder at our council meeting. This is a new low in politics,” Cr Gibson said.

    “It’s a first for North Sydney and I hope it’s the last.”

    The Beaches Link and Western Harbour Tunnels are a State Government project and aim to provide a new underground link between the northern beaches and the city. The tunnels would bypass the traffic choked Spit and Military Road corridor and pass through the lower north shore area.

    The tunnel plans were up for discussion at North Sydney Council on Monday and Cr Gibson said a staff member alerted her to the Airtasker advert.

    She became increasingly suspicious when she noticed people in their twenties in the crowd assembled at the chambers before the meeting. When she asked them why they were there, they mostly responded that they didn’t want to talk and were just there to watch. She believes there were ten to 15 Airtaskers in the room.

    “I go out and talk to residents before meetings and I kept running into younger people,” she said.

    “They were really nervous.”
    An extract from the Airtasker advert advising what to do.

    Cr Gibson said there was booing and jeering at the meeting and there was disrespect shown to her, councillors and staff. She described the crowd as “disrespectful”.

    Cr Gibson noticed the alleged Airtaskers leaving the meeting exactly when their 90 minutes of paid time was up. As a result they missed the debate on the tunnel, which happened about half an hour later.

    “There was this movement out of the room. Not all at once but nearly all at once. I assume they were paid in the lobby and left,” she said.

    Eight Airtasker adverts, with the title “Paid just to sit for 1.5 hours”, were posted by a man claiming to be from Naremburn known as J C or Jeff. A photo is included in his Airtasker profile and Cr Gibson said this man was spotted at the back of the room.

    “We require supporters just to attend a council meeting on stopping the development of tunnels,” the task stated.

    “In plans to develop transport system some suburbs are being used as dump areas where family and kids live nearby.

    “The purpose is to peruse (sic) the council to replan their development into other areas less damaging to the heritage environment or use other means such as rail instead.”

    JC received five star reviews from his Airtaskers who seemed to enjoy the experience. One called Johana A said, “good task, really interesting to work on it, thank you again”. Steven R complemented JC with the comment “Thanks a bunch JC”.

    The Mosman Daily is attempting to contact J C.

  170. Women’s soccer league highlights given top billing with exciting commentary on sports reports.
    Not a single soul in the stands. People living across the road couldn’t be bothered to wander in for a look.
    What other product could you profitably market that nobody wants?

  171. None

    It did make me wonder how many #metoo gals supported Roman Polanski. Having said that I agree with Cassie. Rush is gone. Even if his accuser sounds like a total nutcase and smiles like a goofball every time she leaves court.

  172. Top Ender

    This article, referred to above, is also in the Daily tele, the biggest-selling paper in the country:

    More than 70 asylum-seekers in detention centres on Nauru have knocked back an offer to resettle in the US when they heard they would have to work and would not receive welfare.

    In a report in The Daily Telegraph today, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the refusal by a sizeable number of people on Nauru to resettle in the US indicated they were not genuine ­refugees. Rather, they were more likely to be economic refugees and not truly desperate for a safe home.

    “I would say millions of refugees have gone to the US and may have died trying because it’s the land of opportunity and one of the greatest countries in the world,” Mr Dutton said.

    “People who have refused to take a place in the US aren’t genuine (refugees).”

    He also warned that resettling refugees from Nauru in New Zealand would risk restarting the smuggling trade to Australia, where new refugees would end up in Nauru regardless of whether they had children.

    “Now is exactly the wrong time to be sending people to New Zealand because we don’t have Labor’s agreement on the lifetime ban, and it’s doubtful they would support it. Secondly, there’s too much activity and speculation around, which means NZ would be a pull factor,” he said.

    Scott Morrison has said he would support sending asylum-seekers to New Zealand if there was a lifetime ban on them returning to Australia.

    But even if the lifetime ban were in place, Mr Dutton said it could encourage people-smugglers to restart the boats, which would take the Australian government back to square one and could lead to more children ending up in detention on Nauru.

    Revelations about the refusals to resettle in the US emerged as an advocacy group that has secured transfers to Australia for about 120 asylum-seeker parents and children said the families being flown from Nauru to Australia were being sent to cities that had psychiatric beds for children.

    The Australian revealed yesterday that the Coalition government plans to move the remaining 40 asylum-seeker children still on Nauru to Australia by the end of the year, a policy later confirmed by the Prime Minister on radio 2GB in Sydney.

    Some 244 children have been relocated in the past few years and 46 asylum-seeker children have been born on Nauru since the offshore regime began in 2012.

    George Newhouse of the Nat­ional Justice Project said yesterday none of the adults from families already transferred from Nauru as a result of his advocacy had been told they were the subject of adverse security findings.

    “Security risk has never been raised as an issue in relation to any of our clients that have been transferred to Australia,” Professor Newhouse said.

    None, as far as he was aware, had received offers to be resettled in the US.

    Professor Newhouse said all children transferred from Nauru were going “straight to hospital”.

    He said most but not all of the families transferred as a result of work by the National Justice Project had been found to be genuine refugees.

    “The vast majority of the families we act for have been found to be refugees,” he said.

    “Most of our clients have not had a response and only a few of them have been rejected … the ones who have been rejected ­appear to be of a nationality that the US President has ordered to be excluded from the US.”

    It will do a lot to harden up attitudes in Oz. Link

  173. None

    Anne Hathaway. Even her co stars hate her.

  174. Eyrie

    Anyone had the misfortune to use a Morphy Richards kettle? I did this morning in the motel. Mrs Eyrie, who was woken up by the infernal thing, and I are agreed the designers will be first up against the wall come the revolution. Even ahead of the Sirius Cybernetics crew. Come to think of it, maybe Morphy Richards is a division of Sirius Cybernetics?
    A complete triumph of style over function with numerous flaws.

  175. Cassie of Sydney

    “George Newhouse of the Nat­ional Justice Project”

    You mean George Spewhouse.

  176. None

    Most of those left in Nauru sound like Iranians. Iran won’t take them back. I say let them rot in Nauru. And sterilize them.

  177. Tel

    Scott Morrison has said he would support sending asylum-seekers to New Zealand if there was a lifetime ban on them returning to Australia.

    If they have an invitation from New Zealand, why don’t they just go there… why do they care what Dutton or ScoMo thinks about it?

  178. feelthebern

    How long before a high profile, former Goldmans operative gets caught up in this?
    Would make their previous comments seen for the crapola that were.

    U.S. to Charge Former Goldman Bankers in 1MDB Scandal

    The U.S. Justice Department is planning to announce multiple criminal charges related to a multibillion-dollar Malaysian sovereign wealth fund scandal, including against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Jho Low, according to people familiar with the matter.

  179. DrBeauGan

    I read every news story about the Rush case and I am bereft, sad, angry, disgusted. I am enraged. I know women who feel both threatened and humiliated by what they have heard play out in court.
    ….
    And two, whatever happened, whatever the court decides, men across Australia – and some women – are now on notice. What was acceptable in 1970 is no longer acceptable. (Please do not trouble me with your #notallmen baloney. When you don’t intervene, you are as bad as the person offending. Which may or may not be Geoffrey Rush but it is certainly other men in occupations and organisations everywhere).

    As one of my very favourite old men said, these are the rules now. Doesn’t matter what the rules were 40 years ago.

    Actually, Jenna, you don’t get to make the rules. Letting loony women make the rules isn’t going to happen. Sometimes we pretend you do, but you don’t.

    So shut up you daft cow.

  180. rickw

    Most of those left in Nauru sound like Iranians. Iran won’t take them back. I say let them rot in Nauru. And sterilize them.

    Iran will take them back. I had a long discussion with one on a flight to Singapore, a repatriation flight for him, “no problem” were his exact words. They clearly weren’t worried, his mates proceeded to get blind drunk and obnoxious.

  181. calli

    What “rules”?

    She sounds like the cow-ish queen bee at an all girls school.

  182. RobK

    John Constantine

    #2854776, posted on November 2, 2018 at 7:32 am


    That gave me a chuckle. I can see you have developed quite a style with all that practice. Comrade.

  183. calli

    Oh, and Jenna.

    some women – are now on notice.

    Bite me.

  184. DrBeauGan

    How are ya going, Calli? I’ve been following your travels with keen interest.

  185. feelthebern

    Can someone read the Caroline Wilson article so I don’t need to?
    Interested in how in anyone leaked anything about the crime commissions (is that still a thing) darkest day in sport shit would go to jail, but it was like young Caroline had ALP ministers on speed dial leaking.

  186. rickw

    How long before a high profile, former Goldmans operative gets caught up in this?
    Would make their previous comments seen for the crapola that were.

    The Australian swamp is in trouble!

  187. H B Bear

    Interesting story of Alberscreechi, the Prodigal Son, Daddy’s maaate and the junkie. Their ALPBC at it again.

  188. C.L.

    I read every news story about the Rush case and I am bereft, sad, angry, disgusted. I am enraged. I know women who feel both threatened and humiliated by what they have heard play out in court.

    If true, those women are as mentally unstable as Rush’s accuser – and she pongs of a hundred cats.

  189. Their walking out at Google demanding the tea ladies get the same pay as the web designers.
    You go girls!

  190. duncanm

    What, exactly, do you need to do to get sacked from theirABC?

    Peter Lloyd:
    – busted for drugs in Singapore while on the job in 2008
    leaks un-aired portions of interviews from the ABC vault.

    (the media seems mighty confused if it should be excoriating Alex Turnbull for using their favourite ex-PM’s influence over the ABC…. its beautiful to watch).

  191. C.L.

    More Price … here she endorses Nazism:

    But to Eryn Jean Norvill, whatever happens after this case and even during, know that women are with you. We are sad with you. We are angry. Whatever the court says, whatever the evidence, we understand how you experienced those creepy feelings and we know it’s hard to measure what is real and what is not because, in most institutions, we have no-one to discuss it with.

    It’s pretty hard take feminists seriously when they admit they cannot differentiate “what is real and what is not.”

  192. C.L.

    Rules of engagement: Trump says at presser that a thrown rock will be regarded as a firearm by military force sent to stop Soros caravan at the border.

  193. calli

    We’ve done about 3,400 miles so far. I love the States, especially the varied landscape.

    Today we travelled from Amarillo to Abilene – through vast plains of cotton, sorghum and what looked like lucerne. There’s a lot of water lying around because of heavy rain a couple of weeks ago. Also plenty of grazing – the soil looks rich and fertile. Oil pumps also dot the fields, busy in their mesmerising eliptical action.

    Drivers are generally courteous, truckies moving over to let you pass. This is the land of the monster ute, often towing a trailer with the coupling set up in the tray. Also of motor homes the size of buses towing small cars.

    We’re off to San Antonio tomorrow. Our hotel is very close to the River Walk and Alamo. The Beloved will be in 7th heaven.

  194. C.L.

    Thousands protest in Pakistan for second day over the acquittal of Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

    She and her family need to be evacuated immediately before those mindless Mohammedan zombies kill them all. As I said yesterday, Australia should offer them all citizenship ASAP.

  195. RobK

    C.L.,
     unstable as Rush’s accuser – and she pongs of a hundred cats.

    Stead on, old chap!

  196. C.L.

    Our hotel is very close to the River Walk and Alamo.

    Make sure you visit the General Custer memorial a the Alamo. Monty says it’s great.

  197. …multiple criminal charges related to a multibillion-dollar Malaysian sovereign wealth fund scandal, including against two former Goldman Sachs bankers

    There is one GS banker that I would like to see charged.

  198. Arky

    Roman Polanski is still working. So is Woody Allen.

    ..
    If you combined those two you would get the ultimate director: Woody Polanski.

  199. Arky

    We are sad with you.

    ..
    What a great lefty slogan.

  200. Baldrick

    Come back Stimpy.

    Don’t let the overly precious, perpetual offence takers hound you away with slurs about being anti-Semetic.

  201. Tel

    If you combined those two you would get the ultimate director: Woody Polanski.

    If you tried that you might end up with a Roman Woody.

  202. calli

    The roads are very good, mostly divided carriageway. The spaghetti can be a bit daunting though. The Albuquerque cloverleaf was a doozy.

    Following on from the dulcet tones of “English Jane” on our European travels, we have dubbed our American GPS “Calamity Jane”. She leaves instructions to exit the freeway to the last possible moment. Keeps life interesting.

  203. calli

    Completely unfair, CL. There was no Davey Crockett memorial at Little Big Horn.

  204. DrBeauGan

    we know it’s hard to measure what is real and what is not because, in most institutions, we have no-one to discuss it with.

    It’s pretty hard take feminists seriously when they admit they cannot differentiate “what is real and what is not.”

    Be fair, CL. She told you how they do it. They aren’t sure as individuals what is real and what isn’t, so they discuss it with each other. Then, presumably, they take a vote.

    This isn’t the traditional male way of doing it, but we have to move with the times.

  205. Rae

    As far back as May this year Stimp the Gimp was complaining, in his own inimitable fashion, about Elle constantly drawing attention to her Joo-ishness, the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism.

    I don’t know how much truth there is in the statements and claims of Elle, and Cassie with whom she tag-teams, but it seems that Stimp finally decided that it was not worth staying if he could not even discuss them without being harangued as an alleged Anti-Semite.

  206. Andreas

    She and her family need to be evacuated immediately before those mindless Mohammedan zombies kill them all. As I said yesterday, Australia should offer them all citizenship ASAP.

    Malcolm Turnbull phoned and said that would upset the Indonesians.

  207. stackja

    Google protests: Employees stage worldwide walkout
    THOUSANDS of Google employees from around the world have poured out of buildings to protest the tech giant’s poor handling of sexual harassment, claiming the company doesn’t value their safety.

    AFP
    News Corp Australia Network NOVEMBER 2, 2018 8:44AM

  208. Baldrick

    B Shorten gets a free pass from an ABC employee:

    Alan Kohler ✔ @AlanKohler
    The best leader we’ve had in 12 years, by far, was Julia Gillard. She was just never given a chance by two dreadful blokes – K Rudd and T Abbott.

  209. Alan Kohler ✔ @AlanKohler
    The best leader we’ve had in 12 years, by far, was Julia Gillard.

    FMD

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    We’ve done about 3,400 miles so far. I love the States, especially the varied landscape.

    I love the States too, Calli, but I’m not so sure I’d enjoy driving 3,400 miles of it. Utah was amazing, the Morman trail and the hardships they endured an extraordinary pioneer achievement; the small part of it we saw, and the scenery in those areas, including Monument Valley, is, well, monumental. I push Hairy to fly between areas, fly to the fly-over States indeed, to avoid the long hauls and he does his driving there in bursts, to my heart’s content if not entirely to his. He pushes back of course, driving us from Washington all down the Carolinas and Virginia, taking in the Shenandoah Valley and then into Georgia and Alabama, and somehow we reach an accommodation. Down South is a different place. I enjoyed it so much.

    Glad you and The Beloved are so much enjoying your trip. With retirement, they say, the best is yet to come. Keep on driving, but avoid tangling with the big ‘uns on those freeways; also, keep a weather eye on the weather. We found in the fly-over States that the weather can change dramatically very quickly and you can be stuck in a massive and frightening rainstorm very quickly, on a very busy road. Pull over if it is safe to do so, and wait it out, is my advice from experience. Also, radio tells you to ‘be alert’ for tornadoes, but doesn’t tell you what to do with your alertness. 🙂

  211. Following on from the dulcet tones of “English Jane” on our European travels, we have dubbed our American GPS “Calamity Jane”. She leaves instructions to exit the freeway to the last possible moment. Keeps life interesting.

    I’m told that the Spanish GPS tells you if you can no see such and such landmark on the right you have gone too far.

  212. Arky

    Breitbart:

    Ten women decided to pose nude with paper ballots covering their private areas in a Vermont studio on October 28 for a photo shoot called “Grab Them by the Ballot,” in the hopes they could convince people to cast their ballots for Democrats instead of Republicans this November.

    ..
    If you want to see scowling, fat naked chicks…

  213. cohenite

    Alan Kohler ✔ @AlanKohler
    The best leader we’ve had in 12 years, by far, was Julia Gillard.

    Al probably got the look from the conniving femme fatale. Gillard could make all leftie men weak at the knees just be giving them the look.

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