Open Forum: November 3, 2018

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  1. Tom

    Can we now end the witch trials and get bact to Innocent until proven guilty?

    Fuck no, rickw. Every one of the lying whores who made shit up to damage Kavanaugh and his family should be pursued mercilessly, charged, hopefully jailed and made an example of.

    If there are no consequences for bastardry, the bastardry will continue. Normal people have had a gutful of everything that’s good being held hostage by the vicious, malicious, immoral
    anti-civilisationists of the left.

  2. John Constantine

    In yarragrad, if you don’t slow to a crawl while a State vehicle is pulled over on the side of the road, you are cactus.
    https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/keeping-emergency-workers-safe-on-our-roads/


    The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new road rules to protect emergency workers on our roads.

    “From July 1, drivers must safely slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle that is responding to an emergency with flashing lights or a siren sounding.”

  3. Then there is the dickheads who scoot down the left hand lane before the roadworks or blocked lights and want to merge in front of the thousand people they just pushed front of. AND THE ARSEHOLES WHO LET THEM IN.

    I’m thinking of mounting head high extending chainsaws on the left side of my car to combat this.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Surely by now you should know that Custer died defending the Alamo in Montana.

    I thought Shaka died, defending the Alamo, at Long Tan?

  5. calli

    Claims by the schools that staff and students will not be targeted are ignored by the protestors.

    Yet the “protesters” are targetting staff and students in the most cowardly way imaginable.

    Disgusting fleas.

  6. JC,
    I reckon you’re right about the House, but I couldn’t find anyone doing bets on it.
    Do you know of any – apart from the local SP bookie?

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In yarragrad, if you don’t slow to a crawl while a State vehicle is pulled over on the side of the road, you are cactus.

    Mmmmm – I’m a volunteer firie, and our brigade has had several near misses from the ar$eclowns who can’t see big white trucks, flashing blue lights, and crews in their “yellows.”…….

  8. calli

    If there are no consequences for bastardry, the bastardry will continue. Normal people have had a gutful of everything that’s good being held hostage by the vicious, malicious, immoral anti-civilisationists of the left.

    I just got off the phone to someone who was very distressed over this Christian schools business.

    My advice – don’t give in. No quarter, no concessions, draw a line and do not cross it no matter what. If you don’t make a stand and ignore these idiots they will just want more and more.

    Tell the jerks that it’s unfortunate they feel that way but loyalty to Jesus comes first. The End.

  9. Top Ender

    Actually Rae, there were reports of tanks losing their tools when shipped to Vietnam.

    One came from a United Press reporter who said the Centurions arrived “stripped of their tools.”

    Army subsequently said the tools were stolen from “support vehicles.”

    I had the reference in a history article I was once employed to write on the freighter Jeparit, which ferried tanks and so on to and fro. See The Canberra Times, 5 March 1968.

  10. Rae

    Some principals have recieved death threats over this.

    Lol. If a gay you do espy … Your linked article doesn’t say so.

  11. Woolfe

    Arky,
    Motorbike. I can do 140 in first gear and I lane split to get away from the idiots.

  12. Woolfe

    Ok I don’t normally bet but just followed a complete strangers advice on a blog and put money on a horse. FMD

  13. John Constantine

    “Finally, Browne said there is no need to fear that an ageing society will mean unbearable healthcare costs. In fact, studies on the subject show that the impact of an ageing society on health spending will be relatively small. This is because the effect of increasing life expectancy is not so much to increase healthcare costs as to postpone them.

    The Wanless Report for the British Treasury said: “Demographic changes have had less of an impact on health spending than many people tend to think. There is a widening body of evidence which shows that proximity to death has a larger impact on healthcare costs than age.” It is therefore possible that the effect of an ageing population will be to postpone rather than to increase health service costs.”

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/immigrants-are-no-fix-for-an-ageing-society-1.1152786

  14. H B Bear

    Motorbike. I can do 140 in first gear and I lane split to get away from the idiots.

    Yep. Great until you get T boned by someone pulling out of a side street. Hasn’t happened to me yet but have had a couple of cars run red lights that would have cleaned me up if I had simply taken off on the green light.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Actually Rae, there were reports of tanks losing their tools when shipped to Vietnam.

    One came from a United Press reporter who said the Centurions arrived “stripped of their tools.”

    The sequel to the story came a few years later, when the Armoured Corps were reequipping with the Leopards. Said Leopards were shipped out from Germany. When they arrived in Australia, the Army were sending down the tank loaders, and drivers to unload the tanks. The wharfies refused to allow the Army to unload the tanks – “Nothing moves on these wharves, unless it’s driven by union labor…” Waterside workers were actually sent up to Puckapunyal to learn how to drive a tank, FFS.

    One of them got on the loony juice, got lost, and wandered into the Seargent’s mess. Upon identifying himself, he was smashed into the next postcode, by a N.C.O. “You bastards stole all the tools off my tank, in 1968!”

  16. Baldrick

    The Spectator Index @spectatorindex
    BREAKING: Judy Munro-Leighton, who claimed she was raped by Brett Kavanaugh, has now admitted that she lied.

    Strange how #IStandWithJudy isn’t trending on Twitter anymore.

  17. Rae

    Actually Rae, there were reports of tanks losing their tools when shipped to Vietnam.

    One came from a United Press reporter who said the Centurions arrived “stripped of their tools.”

    No actual reports then. But plenty of reports that the Australian Centurions were sufficiently tooled up to allow them to be modified and repaired “in Country”, whereas their American equivalents were not so capable.

  18. Woolfe

    Look right, look left, look right again, nail the throttle. Ride defensively at all times

  19. .

    Tom
    #2855761, posted on November 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Can we now end the witch trials and get bact to Innocent until proven guilty?

    Fuck no, rickw. Every one of the lying whores who made shit up to damage Kavanaugh and his family should be pursued mercilessly, charged, hopefully jailed and made an example of.

    If there are no consequences for bastardry, the bastardry will continue. Normal people have had a gutful of everything that’s good being held hostage by the vicious, malicious, immoral
    anti-civilisationists of the left.

    You’re damn right Tom.

    …and thanks to C.L.;

    Shannon Bream✔@ShannonBream
    BREAKING: This is quite a read. Woman who claimed Justice Kavanaugh raped her now admits they’ve never even met. She’s been referred to DOJ/FBI for investigation and could soon be in serious legal trouble.

    More details:

    She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she “just wanted to get attention”;
    (2) “it was a tactic”; and (3) “that was just a ploy.” She told Committee investigators that she had
    called Congress multiple times during the Kavanaugh hearing process – including prior to the time
    Dr. Ford’s allegations surfaced – to oppose his nomination. Regarding the false sexual-assault allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: “I was angry, and I sent it out.”
    When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said:
    “Oh Lord, no.”

    Hang her out to dry. Destroy her.

    But wait a minute? Isn’t this Avenatti’s client!?

    Avenatti 2020 LOL!

  20. Siltstone

    In Quadrant last May, Edward Cranswick reviewed this book about the good work of Richard Casey :

    America Looks to Australia: The Hidden Role of Richard Casey in the Creation of the Australia–America Alliance, 1940–1942
    by James Prior
    Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017, 212 pages, $39.95

  21. .

    Mitch M.
    #2855752, posted on November 3, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Grave doubts over LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves

    Ahhh…the dark matter scam brotherhood is seriously worrying now that their fudge factor science doesn’t work!

    There is nothing really limiting gravity from working instantaneously.

    Nothing at all.

  22. .

    Tailgunner
    #2855735, posted on November 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    A tip for gambling Cats.
    Ascot, WA today.
    Back Pike(jockey) and drink what you like.
    His longest ride is @4.4
    Put a 5 on him in race 1 and roll the winnings.
    Over $8k tonight.

    I’m looking for putting $100 on a boxed trifecta Monday for fixed odds on the big one.

    Any tips?

  23. Bill Thompson

    ABC News Brekkie celebrated their 10th birthday yesterday by broadcasting from Melbourne’s Southbank precinct – right across the street from my home, as it happens, so I popped over to check it out & to see if anyone had ever heard of Jon Stephens. It’s funny how the name never seems to ring a bell… (part 2 to follow)

    https://youtu.be/R-izfvg24l8

  24. Bill Thompson

    ABC part 2 – I’m not impressed when people order me to leave my own neighborhood… (part 3 to follow)

    https://youtu.be/zWOSArklDu0

  25. Bill Thompson

    ABC part 3 – Nobody knows Jon… Of course, George is a different matter.

    https://youtu.be/1HuD5BvmhG4

  26. Roger

    Goof work, Bill:

    You actually got Shaun Micallef to disassociate himself from the ABC!

  27. DrBeauGan

    ..
    You enjoy “thinking” for two reasons:
    1. You are a lazy shit who doesn’t want to do any actual work.
    And:
    2. Your mummy didn’t hug you enough when you were little.

    1. Guilty as charged.

    2. No.

    You don’t like thinking because it hurts your poor little head. Fair enough. Stick to renovating old cars.

  28. DrBeauGan

    Also, you shouldn’t try thinking. You’re not very good at it.

  29. Rae

    But wait a minute? Isn’t this Avenatti’s client!?

    No. This is a different bird, who didn’t even get a mention during Kavanaugh’s whitewash. This old bird (decades older than Kavanaugh, so said Grassley’s referral) stole the published contents of a letter written by a still unidentified Jane Doe, emailed it to the Committee, then was identified and interviewed by the FBI.

    So, as you say … Avenatti for 2020. Maybe. Probably not.

  30. Roger

    Good work, Bill, that shouldabeen.

  31. .

    I’m looking for gambling tips, not for middle-aged men to be catty.

  32. .

    No. This is a different bird, who didn’t even get a mention during Kavanaugh’s whitewash.

    How many of these Democrat party whores are there?

  33. C.L.

    How many of these Democrat party whores are there?

    How long is a piece of string?

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But plenty of reports that the Australian Centurions were sufficiently tooled up to allow them to be modified and repaired “in Country”

    Link? Eye witness reports, quoted in Bruce Cameron’s book “Canister ! On! Fire!” cite “the circumstances leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, and meant that for many crewmen, a lot of time was wasted trying to scrounge replacements around Nui Dat.”

  35. Bill;
    Love your work!
    I would have been a damn sight less polite. I would have also asked him why he was harassing a private citizen in a public place?

  36. Mindfree

    Well done Bill on standing your ground against that security goon

  37. What happens when a private plane flies into a restricted space around the President in the US?
    This would have to be the stupidest thing the media have ever done. A light plane like that could be armed with a missile, and they try to push the envelope?
    NBC deserves to lose its licence for a week for this act of gross stupidity.
    This is the equivalent of Antifa pushing citizens around.

  38. C.L.

    Bill, I don’t quite get the point of your videos.
    Enlighten me.

  39. classical_hero

    Why does anyone bother to pay attention to monster when he’s wrong so often?

  40. I am bespoke

    Damn Top Ender, it was amusing seeing the creepy one get ever so desperate with its baiting then you go and spoil it.

  41. post

    Thanks Bill, add Andy Muirhead to the ABC’s list and the proportion of offences might start to rival the Catholic Church.

  42. stackja

    Siltstone
    #2855783, posted on November 3, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    In Quadrant last May, Edward Cranswick reviewed this book about the good work of Richard Casey :

    America Looks to Australia: The Hidden Role of Richard Casey in the Creation of the Australia–America Alliance, 1940–1942
    by James Prior
    Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017, 212 pages, $39.95

    The by-election for Casey seat lead to Menzies losing power in 1941.

  43. CL;

    Bill, I don’t quite get the point of your videos.
    Enlighten me.

    In this case, CL, it’s about a goon who doesn’t know the law trying to harass a private citizen in a public place that appears to have been appropriated by a government body having a party.
    Paid for by, I strongly suspect, the taxpayer.

  44. Senile Old Guy

    What happens when a private plane flies into a restricted space around the President in the US?

    What utter stupidity! Why would you do that? The media in the US is irretrievably insane and reckless. The pilot deliberately disobeyed ATC and should have his licence suspended. The journalist should be sacked.

  45. John Constantine

    https://stockhead.com.au/resources/reports-of-massive-rio-copper-find-in-wa-fuel-talk-of-nearology-opportunity-in-surrounding-juniors/

    Sent off for the SRI sipa cap raise, just as ord. holder, no set allocation. The actual price not set until the 5 day weighted average before issue date is calculated.

    Hows that for a gamble?.

    but..

    “FitzGerald said his first report in April stemmed from satellite imagery and industry chatter that Rio’s drilling was returning 140m intersections of visible copper mineralisation from a depth of 40m.

    In his latest column, he says: “More recent chatter is that it is Rio’s best discovery in 25 years, that it could be as big as Mt Isa and that Rio is so annoyed by the satellite spying that it is cleaning up the drill collars and raking the surrounding sand dunes golf-style to throw us all off the trail.”

    “If the growing speculation about a massive Rio Tinto copper find in WA is right, Sipa could have one of the best seats in the house.

    Highly regarded resources journalist Barry FitzGerald, whose weekly Garimpeiro column is published on Stockhead, has reported that the speculation is reaching fever pitch in mining circles.

    FitzGerald says the latest bout has been fuelled by revelations that Rio’s purported discovery in WA’s remote North Paterson region is to get its own airstrip.

    Rio refuses to confirm or reject the talk of its find – though it is not disputing FitzGerald’s report about the impending construction of the airstrip.

    FitzGerald’s sources suggest it could be Rio’s best find in 25 years.

    “The most recent satellite fly-over shows there has been lots of activity at the discovery, 120km north-north-west of the nearest point of civilisation, Newcrest’s once-great Telfer gold-copper mine,” he writes.”

  46. feelthebern

    John C, the goss since d&d was this thing is a monster.
    Still not huge in their overall scheme of things, but Rio is quite chuffed about it.

  47. classical_hero

    I doubt the latest woman charged for lying about Kavanaugh will go to jail because she has too much incriminating evidence of those behind the plot. There’s no way she would have said that without having something that keeps her from jail.

  48. Bill Thompson

    I recently had a word with Michael Kroger about Victorian Labor’s record on Melbourne’s water infrastructure spending… it’s been a sweet deal for the CFMEU/CFMMEU:

    https://youtu.be/I5aKtyTAWAo

  49. Only a bloody fool would assault a bus driver as they were going over a bridge – but it would appear the one child policy didn’t eradicate all them.

  50. cohenite

    Grave doubts over LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves

    Never been a big fan of GW’s; if they exist it means that the Universe has it’s own perpetual motion machine of the 1st kind.

  51. Rae

    But plenty of reports that the Australian Centurions were sufficiently tooled up to allow them to be modified and repaired “in Country”

    Link?

    You didn’t provide one for your imaginary tool theft, but since you’re an Old Sot and obviously a Digital Retard, I’ll give you just one link. Any others, you’ll have to find for yourself.

    Australian War Memorial Collection – 1 Armoured Regiment

    Before coming to Vietnam the Centurions received a number of modifications: a large external fuel tank was fitted on the back of each vehicle to increase its range; the main gun system was upgraded; a ranging machine-gun was fitted; and an infra-red illumination system was also installed for improved night vision. However, once operations began the external fuel tank was found to be potentially hazardous – if hit by a shell or bullet they could exploded. The modifications continued “in country” once the squadron began operating in Vietnam: The tank’s side skirts were removed, as they became clogged with mud and scrub, the track guards were replaced with heavy gauge steel plate; and storage racks were welded to the back of the turret so ammunition and other equipment, such as an additional radio to allow communication between tank and infantry soldiers, could be carried.

  52. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2855815, posted on November 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    Grave doubts over LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves

    Never been a big fan of GW’s; if they exist it means that the Universe has it’s own perpetual motion machine of the 1st kind.

    If matter bends space-time then variation in the density of the matter should make wobbles in space-time.

  53. Zatara

    Washington Post’s newest entry for most incredibly stupid headline imaginable award:

    “No indication Saudi sisters found dead and bound with duct tape in NYC were killed, authorities say”

    Right. No indication other than the fact that they were found dead, duct taped together and floating in a river after reportedly applying for asylum?

    Because there are so many innocent scenarios for that to happen.

  54. DrBeauGan

    Also, two orbiting black holes in free space would be a perpetual motion machine unless there were gravity waves.

  55. zyconoclast

    Images emerge of new Chinese submarine

    Looks like a hot dog with fins

  56. Gab

    Shannon Bream✔@ShannonBream
    BREAKING: This is quite a read. Woman who claimed Justice Kavanaugh raped her now admits they’ve never even met. She’s been referred to DOJ/FBI for investigation and could soon be in serious legal trouble.

    The Left always lies.

  57. jupes

    A tip for gambling Cats.
    Ascot, WA today.
    Back Pike(jockey) and drink what you like.
    His longest ride is @4.4
    Put a 5 on him in race 1 and roll the winnings.
    Over $8k tonight.

    Done. $5 on Tinsnip.

  58. Fisky

    Always believe the woman.

    The Spectator Index

    @spectatorindex

    More
    BREAKING: Judy Munro-Leighton, who claimed she was raped by Brett Kavanaugh, has now admitted that she lied.

  59. cohenite

    If matter bends space-time then variation in the density of the matter should make wobbles in space-time.

    The problem for me is you have 3 sets of energy. The momentum of the disruptor, the disruption of the matrix; and the by-product of the process, the GW which is also an energy and the possible source of the wondrous ZPE.

  60. Fisky

    m0nty believed that Kavanaugh was a serial [email protected] and that all the allegations against him were true. m0nty, get over here and explain yourself NOW

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    Groogs.

    Your link indicates that modifications to the Centurions were done prior to their departure. This would be when they had access to their tools before they got to the thieving wharfies at the docks.

    The in country modifications your link describes could easily be done with a welder, angle grinders and heavy duty screwdrivers. All of which the Yanks had in spades. The stolen tools were for the engines and gunnery parts, which had to be shipped over separately thanks to the pinko wharfies.

    The dockies had extensive priors for this in WW2. It’s not imaginary at all, and I imagine 1 Armoured’s regimental history would have been kind enough to gloss over the national disgrace that this was.

  62. Mother Lode

    I marched for civil rights with Dr. [Martin Luther King] in 1963 – long before Hollywood found it fashionable. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else’s pride, they called me a racist. I’ve worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe. I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite. Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh.

    That was Charlton Heston in 1999.

  63. DrBeauGan

    which is also an energy and the possible source of the wondrous ZPE.

    I agree that a lot of this is hard to believe. It conflicts with our intuitions. On the other hand, those intuitions were formed in a classical world at our scale.

    Variation in the quantum foam ought to also lead to gravity waves, although very, very weak ones. The zpe could be spreading itself that way.

    I’m inclined to disbelieve in pretty much everything. I don’t really believe in the universe, it’s so damned unlikely!😁

  64. Mother Lode

    For cryin’ out loud, this auto moderation this is getting out of hand.

    We have all these alternative ways of rendering ‘Jooz’, ‘J3w5’ etc available to any troll or anti-Semite if they wanted it, but it seems the only people caught up in the moderation net are regular commenters trying to hold a normal conversation rather than set up snares and trip wires.

    The only ones who can’t have the conversations they want are the ones the blog is presumably here for.

    Whatever happened to the cure for bad free speech being more free speech?

  65. Cactus

    Nap succesfully navigated , its time for bubbly and cheese. I decided for the first time to support Australian bubbles. Bought Arras 2008 Grand Vintage for $60. Lets hope they are up to the task of a hot Sydney afternoon.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t really believe in the universe, it’s so damned unlikely!

    Quite so.

    I always thought it was 42… Turns out it’s 137! (1 Nov)

    Deep Thought was lying.

  67. stackja

    ML – Sinc can’t allow anything that breaks his rules. Australian law doesn’t allow free speech.

  68. RobK

    I always thought it was 42… Turns out it’s 137!
    Um, well, actually 1/137. Not as grandiose.

  69. John Constantine

    Auto moderation means plausible deniability.

    The cat won’t survive ten years of their shorten looting cartel, but auto moderation means that trolls leaving a trail of hate speech to cause early thoughtcrime conviction of sinc will have a harder time of it.

    Nuspeak means never having to say you are sorry, because the language no longer exists that you could use to even conceptualise a thoughtcrime, let alone utter one.

    In a world where reading an Enid Blyton Famous Five book means monty can file a report with his block supervisor and convict you of Nazism, we must become more agile and rock solid in uttering concepts that unsettle the State. Sadly, speech filtering will become a tool of everyday life in shortens australia.

    Comrades.

  70. DrBeauGan

    I always thought it was 42… Turns out it’s 137!
    Um, well, actually 1/137. Not as grandiose.

    People used to think the 137 was exact, so the reciprocal of the fine structure constant was an integer. It isn’t.

  71. Gab

    Next time, try A by Arras.

  72. DtjW

    To our bloody window manufacturers in Australia, when will someone have the nouse to develop a fly-screen that is slightly retractable to allow ease of removal & re-installation!

  73. Mother Lode

    Sinc can’t allow anything that breaks his rules. Australian law doesn’t allow free speech.

    I am not sure anything iniquitous said would hinge on the particular word Iudaei, or [email protected] More likely the context around them.

    And if someone did write something beyond the pale and everyone else piled on them calling it out, would that be taken as the website condoning or condemning the objectionable sentiment?

    I dunno. It is just frustrating.

    Here. I will cheer myself up:

    Fuck off, Septimus.

  74. Cactus

    OK the Arras is really bloody nice. Lot going on, complex, long finish. Would recommend.
    Have to start thinking of Christmas purchases.

  75. DrBeauGan

    Sir Arthur Eddington once claimed to derive the fine structure constant, proving it was 1/136. Then they measured it more accurately and he had to change his argument to prove it was 1/137. By this time, nobody believed him.

    Which goes to show that it is awfully easy to fool yourself. Even if you’re not predisposed to doing so.

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    John C nails it. Sinc has to be in self-protective mode. For the left will come after us guns blazing once all of the bigger centre-right voices get destroyed from any presence at all on the MSM. Latham and Cameron are just the start of it. They are now gunning for Deane, and they’ve already had one go at areff re Quadrant. In Britain, Heathrow Airport has blocked Breitbart.

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Oh and of course look what’s happened to Milo, Tommy Robinson, Lauren and many others who have a big YouTube presence. Axed, or denigrated with lies and run out of town with lawfare.

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    People used to think the 137 was exact, so the reciprocal of the fine structure constant was an integer. It isn’t.

    Dr B – I was riffing on your comment about how unlikely the universe is. The fine structure constant is often cited when talking about it, plus the article’s from yesterday (in the US frame of reference).

  79. Chris

    To our bloody window manufacturers in Australia, when will someone have the nouse to develop a fly-screen that is slightly retractable to allow ease of removal & re-installation!

    Unspeakable. But hook in a Bunnings paint can opener, and lift, and the old style ones come out cleanly.

  80. Tintarella di Luna

    If there is any doubt as to why the word backpfeifengesicht exists look not further than these two

  81. Mother Lode

    Um, well, actually 1/137. Not as grandiose.

    Still dwarfs Fauxcohontas’ Indian blood.

  82. Chris

    old style= 1960s to 1990s aluminium framed.

  83. stackja

    ML – I know it’s frustrating.

  84. Cactus

    Also going to make a mushroom risotto tonight. Havent seen the wife in a few days, so splashing out. Going to make a mushroom stock first. I will loosely follow a recipe but use more butter and cheese than is wise.

  85. .

    Never been a big fan of GW’s; if they exist it means that the Universe has it’s own perpetual motion machine of the 1st kind.

    What? No.

    Explain this. Now! GO!!!

  86. Snoopy

    One of the most satisfying times of my life was to witness the failure and disappearance of the unionised John Burke Shipping from the Queensland coast. No more thieving WWF/Seamans Union bastards stealing whatever they wanted when they wanted.

  87. jupes

    No mention of the false r*p* accuser on the ABC yet but I’m sure it will turn up soon …

    In the meantime courtesy of that idiot Latho beclowned two years ago, they are already publishing excuses for the coming red wave.

    Midterm election result far from certain as gerrymandering could lead to a Republican win

    But what about the Russians?

  88. .

    I will loosely follow a recipe but use more butter and cheese than is wise.

    The key is wine I hear. You put the wife’s white wine in the food and you drink a good Durif ala Keith Floyd.

  89. Roger

    To our bloody window manufacturers in Australia, when will someone have the nouse to develop a fly-screen that is slightly retractable to allow ease of removal & re-installation!

    Several types have been available for decades, some with rollers and other less sophisticated types with retractable metal dowels that allow for easy removal and reinstallation.

  90. BREAKING: Judy Munro-Leighton, who claimed she was raped by Brett Kavanaugh, has now admitted that she lied.

    Who?

  91. DtjW

    Thanks Chris but it’s the reinstalling that is giving me grief. The Bunnings paint opener is not working for me with these windows. I will resume the battle tomorrow.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    OK the Arras is really bloody nice. Lot going on, complex, long finish. Would recommend.
    Have to start thinking of Christmas purchases.

    hahaha. Cactus, we are having Christmas on a project housing estate with some of the rellies, very nice people, but on whom this descriptor would be totally lost. Even my Big Sis, whom one might think would know better, drinks $5 plonk by the gallon and breaks it down with Diet Coke. Hairy and I have rejected the kind offer of accommodation in an old caravan in the garden (various kids can have that) and will go to a local motel.

    However, with your recommendation in mind, I will ensure that Hairy, my very sensible niece and I have a handy bottle or two of Arras on ice in an Esky in the boot of her Audi or ours, and that the motel is within walking distance, so we can indulge with the best of them, carrying our secret glasses back into the house.

  93. Snoopy

    Was Sky News ultimately banned from Melbourne railway stations?

  94. cuckoo

    Watched Gardening Australia last night. ( Mrs. Cuckoo had it on and I was too tired to leave the room. ) Guest gardener was Leigh Sayles. For all I know she might be an angel in private life but on thi segment she came across as someone very uncomfortable if she’s not in charge of the situation. At the end of the segment ‘suprise’ guest Annabel Crabb showed up with a cake and you could have cut the air with a knife, let alone the cake. Subsonic bitchy, catty barbs from Leigh to Crabby. And they were all eating slabs of cake right off the table top. Maybe Leigh can’t afford plates on her salary.

  95. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    It is amazing to watch Big Sis pour out half a tumbler of cask red, and fill it up with Diet Coke.
    Original, to say the least.
    Hairy has conniptions at our place when she does it with some red he greatly admires.

  96. jupes

    Looks like Bolta is leaving Sky.

    NOTE: I was planning to make an announcement soon about my career. Given this post – and the wilful misreporting about Sky – I should make absolutely clear that my plans were made and discussed with many relevant people BEFORE Ross was sacked. What has happened and what I will do are unrelated.

  97. mh

    From Chuck Grassley:

    Dear Attorney General Sessions and Director Wray:
    I am once again writing regarding fabricated allegations the United States Senate
    Committee on the Judiciary recently received. As you know, the Senate Judiciary Committee
    processed the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the
    Supreme Court of the United States, leading to his eventual confirmation on October 6, 2018. As
    part of that process, the Committee has investigated various allegations made against Judge
    Kavanaugh. The Committee’s investigation has involved communicating with numerous
    individuals claiming to have relevant information. While many of those individuals have provided
    the Committee information in good faith, it unfortunately appears some have not. As explained
    below, I am writing to refer Ms. Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation of potential violations of
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction), for materially false
    statements she made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation. …

    Read in full here:

    https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018-11-02%20CEG%20to%20DOJ%20FBI%20(Munro-Leighton%20Referral)%20with%20redacted%20enclosures.pdf

  98. Arky

    2. Your mummy didn’t hug you enough when you were little.

    DrBeauGan:
    2. No.

    Mummy’s boy.

  99. cuckoo

    In fact watching Sayles and Crabb together, I was reminded of H. L. Mencken’s quip that when he saw women kissing, it made him think of prizefighters shaking hands.

  100. Arky

    I should make absolutely clear that my plans were made and discussed with many relevant people BEFORE Ross was sacked. What has happened and what I will do are unrelated.

    ..
    Squib.

  101. jupes

    Who?

    A woman. So she must be believed right?

    Or have the rules changed?

  102. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Also going to make a mushroom risotto tonight.

    Have it as a side dish, next to a luscious T-bone steak.

    Hairy always gets that sad disappointed look when a dinner hostess says brightly it’s Risotto tonight.
    That is happening more and more, vegetarian Risotto. In extreme cases, no butter in it because vegans.

    If this continues then I will resort to ‘Ladies, a plate’, just to keep his spirits up.
    He’s on a special diet, I will explain to the good hosts. Nothing but meat.

    Perhaps I should add he can’t eat anything that doesn’t have a mother. They’d love that. 😀

  103. wivenhoe

    Who?
    A woman. So she must be believed right?

    Monty does not know who she is, does not know what she said, but if it is against the Trump administration, he believes and supports whatever was said.

  104. areff

    Guest gardener was Leigh Sayles. For all I know she might be an angel in private life

    To her credit, when Bill Leak was recovering from the head injury that almost killed him, she visited every day and cooked his meals.

    So, time in Purgatory for Ms Sales, rather than a much longer spell with he former colleagues in Hell.

    If I get there first, will be quite happy to help St Peter hand out appropriate eternal damnations to all who deserve them.

  105. DtjW

    Can you recommend a company Roger? I just did a google search but could not find anything along the lines of what you describe.

  106. mh

    Midterm election result far from certain as gerrymandering could lead to a Republican win

    So even the ABC has given up on the Blue Wave. Is Monty still in denial?

  107. cohenite

    Dot:

    The problem for me is you have 3 sets of energy. The momentum of the disruptor, the disruption of the matrix; and the by-product of the process, the GW which is also an energy and the possible source of the wondrous ZPE.

  108. .

    I always thought gravity waves were convenient nonsense for the dark matter scam but you haven’t explained how they imply that there must be perpetual motion.

    The universe need not obey the second law anyway. We’re seeing that with inflation.

  109. mh

    She now admits it was all lies:

    Dear, Senator Grassley, et al.
    The current situation regarding the accusations made by Dr. Ford
    against Brett Kavanaugh have prompted me to write you today. I
    have moved on with my life since he forced himself on me as well.
    The times were so different, and I didn’t expect to be taken seriously,
    embarrass my family, be believed at all. I was at a party with a friend.
    I had been drinking. She left with another boy, leaving me to find my
    own way home. Kavanaugh and a friend offered me a ride home. I
    don’t know the other boy’s name. I was in his car to go home. His
    friend was behind me in the backseat. Kavanaugh kissed me
    forcefully.
    I told him I only wanted a ride home. Kavanaugh continued to grope
    me over my clothes, forcing his kisses on me and putting his hand
    under my sweater. ‘No,’ I yelled at him. The boy in the backseat
    reached around, putting his hand over my mouth and holding my arm
    to keep me in the car. I screamed into his hand. Kavanaugh continued
    his forcing himself on me. He pulled up my sweater and bra exposing
    my breasts, and reached into my panties, inserting his fingers into my
    vagina. My screams were silenced by the boy in the backseat
    covering my mouth and groping me as well. Kavanaugh slapped me
    and told me to be quiet and forced me to perform oral sex on him. He
    climaxed in my mouth. They forced me to go into the backseat and
    took turns raping me several times each.
    They dropped me off two blocks from my home. ‘No one will believe
    if you tell. Be a good girl,’ he told me. Watching what has happened
    to Anita Hill and Dr. Ford has me petrified to come forward in person
    or even provide my name. A group of white men, powerful senators
    who won’t believe me, will come after me. Like Dr. Ford, I’m a
    teacher, I have an education, a family, a child, a home. I have
    credibility. Just because something happens a long time ago, because
    a rape victim doesn’t want to personally come forward, does not
    mean something can’t be true.
    Jane Doe, Oceanside, California.

  110. Mother Lode

    I have not drunk Bay of Fires for a few years, and always found Australian sparkling to overemphasise yeasty characters. Like Australian Sauvignon Blanc which seems, to me, to vegetal.

    The French balance flavours better, but they are a few centuries up on us, and developed wines beside dishes.

    Australian wines are developing at a greater pace, with a wider spread of hits and misses.

    If youse lot will vouch for A by Arras, I will condescend to give them a chance.

    (I take great pride in my humility.)

  111. BREAKING: Judy Munro-Leighton, who claimed she was raped by Brett Kavanaugh, has now admitted that she lied.

    Who?

    That’s what Kavanaugh said.

  112. Rae

    It’s not imaginary … and I imagine

    Lol.

    Who is “Groogs”?

  113. slackster

    No surprises once again:

    ” NYPD just arrested a suspect in Brooklyn synagogue anti-Semitic graffiti case.”

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1058557378465955843

    Interesting back story on this individual:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/nyregion/after-years-in-foster-care-intern-adopted-by-city-hall-catches-a-break.html

  114. jupes

    LOL It must have hurt Zoe Daniels to write this:

    Promises made. Promises kept.

    If you’re a Donald Trump supporter who voted for him at the 2016 election, how do you rate his performance?

    Take control of the Supreme Court? Tick. Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are both Trump appointees.

    Strengthen the economy? Tick. Economic growth is running at over 4 per cent, partly built on the policies of the Obama administration, but whatever.

    Grow jobs and reduce unemployment? Tick. Unemployment is at lows not seen for 40-plus years. See above comment re: Obama.

    Tax cuts? Tick. Trickle-down economics may be a long-term fail but for the moment people have a few extra bucks and a bit of optimism, and they’re good with that.

    Restructure trade policy? Tick. NAFTA has been renegotiated and renamed and the unpopular TPP is dead. Trade wars are seen by many as short-term pain for long-term gain, so they’ll tolerate a bit of discomfort for the moment.

    Foster business? Tick. Environmental and other regulations have been wound back, leading to a feeling of increased control and less government interference.

    Renegotiate the Iran deal? Tick.

    Move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Tick.

    I could go on, but you get my drift. (Yes I know Trump’s opponents find several of the above things unconscionable. Here’s a piece from The New York Times that also looks at his “reality distortion field”.)

    Anyway, there are several avenues for nuanced rebuttal of the above report card (thanks Politifact), but the question was: How do TRUMP SUPPORTERS rate his performance?

    After two years, they’re ecstatic.

    What about this:

    Economic growth is running at over 4 per cent, partly built on the policies of the Obama administration, but whatever.

    Whatever indeed!

    The rest of the column is air swinging at the great man blaming him for everything from demonising illegal immigrants to the murders at Pittsburgh.

    Next week Zoe can round up all the Democrat excuses and report back to us. Idiot.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Rae. I was in the back yard just now – several noisies came over and collected bread from me. Then as I watched they all went and bathed in my neighbours’ pool, doing the dip-and-fly thing. As if to rub it in, one of them then flew over to my water-bowl-on-shed-roof and bathed in it too.

    A second pool-dipper also came over, had a look at the water in the water bowl and flew off. Time to change the water…

    Scratch one hypothesis. Ah well.

  116. C.L.

    Watched Gardening Australia last night … Guest gardener was Leigh Sayles.

    Marigold, thanks for joining us. Your bed is overwhelmed with weeds and bereft of rich soil; how do explain that to the garden?

    Well Leigh, when we were planted we inherited a bed from the gerberas that had been allowed to …

    I’m not asking you about the gerberas.

  117. Gab

    Mother Lode, A by Arras is a delightful tipple and only around $35 or so a bottle.

  118. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nap succesfully navigated , its time for bubbly and cheese.

    I’m just back from a rather stupendous lunch with the Memsahib, and a couple of likeminded souls. I thought it was a belated celebration of my birthday, but I’ve just been reminded in frosty tones that “You’ve forgotten it’s 32 years, today, since we first met…”

  119. Gab

    Strengthen the economy? Tick. Economic growth is running at over 4 per cent, partly built on the policies of the Obama administration, but whatever.

    LOL Trump got rid of most of Obama’s economically-choking policies. Also, Obama said economic growth at 4% was delusional.

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The dockies had extensive priors for this in WW2

    Bruce Cameron’s book cites several examples from World War Two, including Stuart tanks, landing in Port Moresby, stripped of “vital equipment.”

  121. jupes

    LOL Trump got rid of most of Obama’s economically-choking policies. Also, Obama said economic growth at 4% was delusional.

    It is the only way for lefties to justify to themselves how such an idiot can get the economy booming. After his election they all predicted it would collapse.

  122. Rae

    Looks like Bolta is leaving Sky.

    NOTE: I was planning to make an announcement soon about my career. Given this post – and the wilful misreporting about Sky – I should make absolutely clear that my plans were made and discussed with many relevant people BEFORE Ross was sacked. What has happened and what I will do are unrelated.

    Why would any sane person care? Bolt said much the same about News Ltd after Mordy convicted him.

  123. cuckoo

    Leigh Sayles also made some weak crack about her limited budget in the garden. FFS, she is probably paid more than the Prime Minister.

  124. DrBeauGan

    Spiky swears by chandon rosé; I protested that rosé is a girly drink and might turn me poofy, but I tried it. Two bottles.

    I had to admit it was alright. Since then I have got solicitous txt messages from her asking me if I have turned poofy. Not yet, I reply, cautiously. But I have gone back to Jacob’s creek, just in case.

  125. RobK

    The universe need not obey the second law anyway. We’re seeing that with inflation.
    Our “laws” are meant to describe the universe, it doesn’t have to obey anything……but i know what you meant.

  126. Rae

    So even the ABC has given up on the Blue Wave.

    Maybe just hedging their bets. Their man in Washington said this morning that the Dems have been consistently ahead in the polls by 8-10%. Said that they are a certain to take the Congress.

  127. If I get there first, will be quite happy to help St Peter hand out appropriate eternal damnations to all who deserve them.

    If you get there before me, put some razor ribbon pieces in the pineapples.

  128. Mark A

    Top Ender
    #2855747, posted on November 3, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Many a battle of old was lost when knights in full armor fell off their horses…

    True enough but they could get up very quickly. Tests with re-enactors wearing full plate show they could mount horses; get to their feet, and do all sorts of tasks.

    There was a cartoon woodcut doing the rounds in medieval times. It showed a knight in plate armour being craned onto his horse. It was a joke about how armour was getting heavier in the changeover from mail to plate, but it has since been interpreted by many as reality.

    Quite so,

    A complete suit of plate armour made from well-tempered steel would weigh around 15–25 kg(33-55lbs). The wearer remained highly agile and could jump, run and otherwise move freely as the weight of the armour was spread evenly throughout the body.

    Some soldiers today carry heavier loads.

  129. H B Bear

    Economic growth is running at over 4 per cent, partly built on the policies of the Obama administration, but whatever.

    Zoe must have missed the bit where it was bumping along the bottom for seven years, I’d say she is just an ignorant j’ismist but it is clearly malevolent.

  130. .

    Oh, I see.

    Judy Munro-Leighton was Kamala Harris’ little whore.

  131. H B Bear

    Watching the online betting ads on Channel Stokes but they keep interrupting them with horse races.

  132. Mother Lode

    It is amazing to watch Big Sis pour out half a tumbler of cask red, and fill it up with Diet Coke.

    I visited a project office near Longreach in QLD. They very decently invited me to a BBQ afterward where , among other things, they drunk white wine with ice cubes bobbing about in it.

    Being inwardly the most atrocious snob, I was inwardly appalled. But, on reflection, I expect the extra dilution made it a bit more satisfying as a drink and the ice meant it grew colder as time went on (while chilled wine is warmed over time by ambient temperatures normally).

    And there was a sublime sensation in sitting there at the end of the day, when you could feel in your muscles the lifting of the heaviness of the heat as if they had strained with a great weight.

    On balance, I think they had pretty much found the perfect end of the day.

  133. Delta A

    “You’ve forgotten it’s 32 years, today, since we first met…”

    Surely she’s kidding?

    We remember anniversaries – eventually. This one is the biggie, so no problems this time. But the first time we met?

    Both can visualise when it happened 54 years ago, but no idea of the actual date.

    I think your wife is having a teeny laugh at your expense. 🙂

  134. Mother Lode

    A woman. So she must be believed right?

    Or have the rules changed?

    Simply because his accuser was lying does not in any way ameliorate the gravity of what he was accused of.

    If he had any respect for the process, and the court, he would resign and demand a Democrat Party activist be appointed in his stead. Ideally a woman who is an ‘abortion planner’ (like a wedding planner).

    And Hispanic.

    And lesbian.

    And a whale.

  135. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    BHP gets in quick to beat ALP franking credits grab

    Robert Gottliebsen
    Business Columnist
    @BGottliebsen
    7:48AM November 2, 2018
    33 Comments

    Let me convey a message to BHP from the so-called “rich people” of Australia: “Thank you BHP Chairman Ken MacKenzie and thank you BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie”.

    If BHP had delayed its buyback and special dividend until after July 1, then the ALP’s proposed retirement and pensioner tax would have negated large lumps of the franking credits received in cash for big BHP shareholders.

    Now they will go into the bank account.

    The so-called rich people of Australia are in the process of making sure that not one cent is paid to the ALP via the retirement and pensioner tax. To do that people with larger amounts of assets must organise their affairs so their taxable income covers their franking credits. For the most part this is not a difficult exercise but a great many wealthy Australians have large holdings in BHP that have been held for a long time. Sitting dormant on the BHP balance sheet was some $11 billion in unused franking credits. This was company tax BHP paid in Australia in years gone by that had not been distributed to shareholders via dividends or share buy backs.

    From the Oz.

  136. Mother Lode

    partly built on the policies of the Obama administration, but whatever.

    That crap is brilliant, isn’t it?

    Obama set up his policies, but their real success (for which Trump is claiming credit) emerges when…he removes them.

  137. cohenite

    I always thought gravity waves were convenient nonsense for the dark matter scam but you haven’t explained how they imply that there must be perpetual motion.

    The universe need not obey the second law anyway. We’re seeing that with inflation.

    More energy coming out than going in. Inflation, sure. But the point is based on what we know now GW are a PEM. Maybe QM and Classical physics are not only separated on the small but also the large scale.

  138. Mother Lode

    Mother Lode, A by Arras is a delightful tipple and only around $35 or so a bottle.

    Done.

  139. DrBeauGan

    Here is a nice video of Paul Dirac talking about dimensionless physical constants.

    https://youtu.be/-o8mUyq_Wwg

  140. Rae

    Waiting to have bloods taken yesterday morning when an old fellow came out of the room, turned to the nurse and said “Thanks very much, Cobber”.

    I don’t remember ever hearing anyone use the term “Cobber” before in real life. It sounded strange.

  141. Chris

    “You’ve forgotten it’s 32 years, today, since we first met…”

    Congrats – short-timer. Today is probably 33 years since we started going out together…
    And outside the most amazing Goldfields storms now.
    When we were new together we saw an amazing view of the Hannan Street /Maritana St intersection through hammering, blasting thunderstorm from the balcony of the Old Australia Hotel! THanks for reminding me of this felicitous anniversary, I shall remind my beloved – and claim your lost brownie points!

  142. Chris

    Ideally a woman who is an ‘abortion planner’ (like a wedding planner).

    And Hispanic.

    And lesbian.

    And a whale.

    I know who you mean!

  143. Mother Lode

    A complete suit of plate armour made from well-tempered steel would weigh around 15–25 kg(33-55lbs). The wearer remained highly agile and could jump, run and otherwise move freely as the weight of the armour was spread evenly throughout the body.

    I remember seeing a programme on the telly where they were comparing combatants in different periods. The guy wearing armour was amazed at how light and nimble it was. These weren’t guys who bought chain male at K-Mart. This was tailor made equipment utilising latest technology designed to increase effectiveness in each iteration. The guy said he felt no especial weight anywhere and was amazed by the freedom of movement.

    I suppose there is an undercurrent of belief that the Mediaevals were superstitious borderline retards who would keep adding armour even if it actually made them easier to kill.

    I also read a comparison of the Commonwealth and German equipment in WW1, which concluded that the Commonwealth equipment was superior. The webbing distributed weight more evenly and without interfering with movement, and even the bolt action on the rifle was designed for easier access and operation, and without blocking vision.

  144. Rae

    The so-called rich people of Australia are in the process of making sure that not one cent is paid to the ALP via the retirement and pensioner tax. To do that people with larger amounts of assets must organise their affairs so their taxable income covers their franking credits.

    Doesn’t know what he is talking about. Those people are going to increase their taxable income so that they are no longer entitled to the cash handout. That’s the same as paying an equivalent amount more in tax.

  145. Delta A

    We’ve spent the past month in a quiet, lakeside park, watching the antics (and joining in from time to time) in the huge grassed area leading down to the lake.

    So heartening to see carloads of families – dozens at a time – enjoying the basic facilities: dads tackling their youngsters and the family doggies, three generations congregated around the free, spotlessly clean barbecues, mums talking with their mums while watching doddery toddlers and keeping an eye on the oldies in their party.

    Some of the revellers are new Aussies – a few women in hijabs chasing a soccer ball around the park. If they were typical of our immigrants, I wouldn’t have any qualms about the current situation. But for today, they are part of this wonderful, family-loving gang.

    An insignificant spot on the map living the perfect existence.

  146. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Being inwardly the most atrocious snob, I was inwardly appalled.

    But if you put sparkling mineral or soda water into white wine with splashy aplomb, and even add a few cubes and a leaf of mint, it is called a Spritzer and you can get away with it in the most sophisticated company in summer.

    Apparently the Romans drank their wine watered down, and it is still essential in Europe to provide water to accompany your meal, with wine. What I hate is when you order sparkling mineral water, which we always do, and they bring you a glass for it filled with ice, which removes all the bubbles and fizz. I toss it in the nearest pot plant or call the waiter to bring me a plain glass – the latter especially when they bring only the glass with the mineral water already poured in on top of the ice; please bring me another glass of it, without ice, I say with an icy tone.

  147. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    veritas keeps demolishing the lying filth

  148. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    An insignificant spot on the map living the perfect existence.

    This is still the best country in the world, Delta. Godzone.

  149. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Here is a nice video of Paul Dirac talking about dimensionless physical constants.

    Thanks, but I’ve only got one life, Dr. BG, and intend for the rest of it to spend it wisely.

  150. Mother Lode:

    Being inwardly the most atrocious snob, I was inwardly appalled. But, on reflection, I expect the extra dilution made it a bit more satisfying as a drink and the ice meant it grew colder as time went on

    Old mate lived in Darwin for a bit and had access to industrial strength refrigeration.
    When he made a punch, he’d freeze blocks of gin and vodka. The punch got stronger as the evening went on.

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Grigs, old guys down the pub still say ‘cobber’ where I came from. Not often, but still heard.
    As you’ve discovered.

    Cancer treatment is a great leveller.

  152. JC

    Anyone know about this, dope infused drinks?

    Dizzy marijuana investors bid up stock in Aurora Cannabis (ticker: ACB) in September, when Bloomberg reported that the Canadian grower was talking to Coca-Cola (KO) about drinks infused with a marijuana derivative called CBD. On Tuesday morning, Coke deferred those dreams, telling its earnings call audience that it has no plans “at this stage” to get into the business of cannabis-infused beverages. Coke had made a similarly noncommittal statement after the rumor first surfaced last month.

    Aurora stock was down 1.5%, to $5.82 per share, in early morning trading before rebounding to be flat before midday. Stock in Aurora and other big producers have fallen sharply in the couple of weeks since Canada became the first wealthy country to allow recreational marijuana sales.

    In the past month, investors have rushed after tiny stocks that mentioned cannabis drinks, sending New Age Beverages (NBEV) and India Globalization Capital (IGCC) bubbling. But on Monday, the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in India Globalization and started proceedings to delist the Bethesda, Md., outfit, citing regulations about investor protection. “We strongly disagree with the NYSE decision,” India Globalization Chief Executive Ram Mukunda said in a statement, adding that the company would seek another exchange to relist its shares.

  153. Percy Popinjay

    Here is a nice video of Waffles Turnbuckle talking about himself

    Here is a nice video of Albansleazey drooling about da wukkas

    Here is a nice video of Post Turtle Bowen emptying itself

    Here is a nice video of Graegooglery slitting a carcass

    Gee, thanks for those Doc B, you carbon based lifeform of much erudition.

  154. Bruce of Newcastle

    CBD don’t get you high JC.

    CBD gets JC high.
    That’s where the trading rooms are located.

  155. DrBeauGan

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2855943, posted on November 3, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    Here is a nice video of Paul Dirac talking about dimensionless physical constants.

    Thanks, but I’ve only got one life, Dr. BG, and intend for the rest of it to spend it wisely.

    Strangely enough, Lizzie, that’s exactly why I watched it.

  156. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I think I am at last over jet lag and the business of changing beds and countries every three or four days for quite a bit of the last three months. Got eight straight hours of sleep last night. No wakkies at any time. Taking time out now to ruminate over the trip, highlights and downs etc, visiting seventeen countries (separating Crete, Rhodes and Athens and counting Scotland, Wales and the Hebrides a separate area too, but not separating the Lot and the Dordogne in France, nor the various areas of Norway during our ferry trip to the Arctic). Phew. Time to draw breath and get back to normal life. I don’t know how the Queen does it. She’s cocooned of course from the airport chaos and the things that go wrong like getting stuck in a lift, but even so, she is a real Trojan and we should count ourselves lucky to have her.

  157. Percy Popinjay

    CBD don’t get you high JC.

    Only the Kampuchean jungle, eh Pol, Bro!?

  158. Woolfe

    ABC employee dreams of assassination of Donald Trump. How very ABC.

    Jonathan Green

    Verified account

    @GreenJ

    Jonathan Green Retweeted Donald J. Trump
    Eric will shoot him with a crossbow when he’s on the toilet.
    Jonathan Green added,

    Donald J. Trump
    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Her Maj is also much older than I am, older than Hairy too. Here’s to her. 🙂
    Hairy’s now hitting the gym to disappear some kilos and I start dancing again tomorrow.

  160. .

    Only the Kampuchean jungle, eh Pol, Bro!?

    You’ve been watching those NZ sheepdog trials for too long cuz. The affectations are rubbing off on you.

  161. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I am trying to imagine Her Maj stuck in a lift. lol
    I am sure she would be very gracious about it. I wasn’t. 🙂

  162. Confused Old Misfit

    ABC employee dreams of assassination of Donald Trump. How very ABC.

    They are so juvenile.

  163. .

    Jonathan Green Retweeted Donald J. Trump
    Eric will shoot him with a crossbow when he’s on the toilet.
    Jonathan Green added,

    I’m not sure that Trump is as great as the great man Tywin Lannister. Or that Trump is as much of a c^%* as any of the Lannisters. Or that the Don would call his daughter in law a whore and then take her in as his lover. I don’t think Eric would go and then become the adviser to Rocket Man or Clinton either.

    Looks like Kamala Harris is going to get her throat slit by Arya Stark, metaphorically speaking, or at least her career will now crash and burn like Lord Petyr Baelish’s demise at Winterfell.

  164. Mother Lode

    Apparently the Romans drank their wine watered down,

    Which, of course, is what happens in the modern Mass. The priest adds water to the wine.

    One of the ways the Emperor Tiberius’ contemporaries mocked him (according to Seutonius, and behind Tiberius’ back) was to render his name Tiberius Claudius Nero as Biberius Caldius Mero – drinker of warm undiluted wine – the implication being that undiluted wine was considered bad form.

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    But then, the hotel might not have left her in there for over half an hour, unnoticed and unable to get help, whilst slowly suffocating in a coffin-sized box in 35 degree heat under lamps.

    No wonder I am still traumatised. 😀

  166. .

    Thanks Dr BG.

    &:38 to &:52 – MIND BLOWN.

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I doubt ancient winemaking actually came up to today’s scratch. It probably needed diluting to be drinkable, and they only did it for the hit, not the palate, for it would have a great odeur d’amphora about it.

    Maybe I’m wrong though.

  168. Percy Popinjay

    Jonathan Green

    The (alleged) carbon based lifeform that gifted us that now legendary descriptor, “j’ism”.

  169. Mother Lode

    When he made a punch, he’d freeze blocks of gin and vodka

    We couldn’t do that. We had to build the roads straight.

    (The actual project office was in Barcy – 1,500 people with 5 pubs.)

  170. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I start dancing again tomorrow.

    Not tomorrow, Monday. Seems I still don’t know what day it is.
    Have to go to the dentist then too. That is worth forgetting.

  171. cohenite

    Here is a nice video of Paul Dirac talking about dimensionless physical constants.

    Dirac is the sort of guy who makes you proud to be a human.

  172. Percy Popinjay

    I doubt ancient winemaking actually came up to today’s scratch. It probably needed diluting to be drinkable

    Could you imagine Pol Dot giving a rodent’s about these unpalatable factlets, Lizzie?

    Put a vat of indeterminable slop in front of him and the guzzling would have been epic.

  173. Snoopy

    Check out this shit from old mate Andrew Leigh. A Shorten government is going to control company profits to bring down the cost of living.

    I suspect the good doctor is confusing profit margins and operating margins. Ah well, with luck he’ll get it right through trial and error. Eventually.

  174. Elle

    Melanie Phillips – an excellent journalist.
    A thought provoking read.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Which, of course, is what happens in the modern Mass. The priest adds water to the wine.

    I never knew that. Why do they do it? Doesn’t it affect the transubstantiation?
    Or did Jesus do it too and so they are just trying to get it right?

    Stimpy, we need your help here. 🙂

  176. Percy Popinjay

    adds water to the wine

    Only when Pol Dot, Dr BG, Jupes, IT, Dragnet, the Beer Whisperer and Cactus are rumoured to be in the neighborehood.

  177. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Rats you armchair reviewers; now I have to devote 15 minutes to something dimensionless or forever feel that I am missing out.

  178. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2855970, posted on November 3, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    Here is a nice video of Paul Dirac talking about dimensionless physical constants.

    Dirac is the sort of guy who makes you proud to be a human.

    At one time, a newspaper published a list of the top 100 British intellectuals. Dirac joked that he was disappointed to see his name wasn’t on it. 😁

  179. Eyrie

    “What happens when a private plane flies into a restricted space around the President in the US?”

    OK Catallaxy dickheads. The Cessna was flown by the Civil Air Patrol and the whole thing was clearly set up as a training/demonstration exercise with the Air force. Did anyone actually watch the video? FMD.

  180. Eyrie

    Jesus Christ, people. They drank wine in the old days because the water was unreliable and might have shit in it.
    Add alcohol until the bugs are killed.

  181. .

    Ancient wine and beer making were very commonplace so that most people would be connoisseurs to some extent.

    Looking at my copy of The Butlers Guide, you probably don’t want to know the recipe for old school Gin, but it had plant turpentine and slaked lime as ingredients.

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    It probably needed diluting to be drinkable, and they only did it for the hit, not the palate, for it would have a great odeur d’amphora about it.

    Water without wine in it would be dicing with death in those days. The tannins and lees would be good flocculants for nasty greeblies, and the alcohol would probably kill a lot of them too.

  183. .

    Jesus Christ, people. They drank wine in the old days because the water was unreliable and might have shit in it.

    Yes, precisely. They weren’t drinking Passion Pop or VB either.

  184. Armadillo

    Tailgunner has done an excellent job today. God bless him.

  185. John Constantine

    Zero calorie exactly replicable dose drinks as a marijuana delivery system.

    The cat went over this months ago.

    Snapshot says the big alcohol companies are inwardly terrified, no cool chick wants to get fat drinking beer and the lads will go to the licenced bars where the cool chicks go to drink their zero calorie marijuana.

    With caffeine so they can stay up to do it.

    Big money being spent as big alcohol companies try and catch up, but the creative destruction will mean that big brewers can’t become trendy by buying up all the craft breweries, and it won’t work buying up all the marijuana start-ups to control the brand new economy.

    No-fat chilled booze substitute.

    Cats that don’t approve of booze hate legal marijuana, cats that are happy to trade legal stuff making good dollars, the argument about excise takes a while, but bottom line is that the big booze companies make up zero percent of my portfolio, because they are coming up for a shakedown.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jesus Christ, people. They drank wine in the old days because the water was unreliable and might have shit in it.
    Add alcohol until the bugs are killed.

    I don’t have a reference, but one Tudor historian claims that wine and ale were consumed as a substitute for water, such that the majority of people passed the majority of their time [email protected] drunk.

  187. RobK

     exercise with the Air force. Did anyone actually watch the video? 
    I did. Thought the same as you described, but learnt nothing new.

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Had a quick look. The sound was very muffled and the presentation is hardly riveting. My takeaway is that age matters and that it is proportional. Much awaits a better marriage of astronomy and the latest atomic physics. Provided you can do the math. Which Hairy’s brother could do; he is a math major from Cambridge. I will ask his opinion next time we meet. I could email him, but I have rather overdone the contact checking up on various pieces of clothing that I left behind. 😀

    Whatever floats your boat, Dr. BG.
    I suspect I incline more to the literary side of things, although I did enjoy statistical theory, which got quite multi-dimensional in its more interesting aspects.

  189. Top Ender

    Wine is meant to be drunk at 18 or so.

    Most people in the tropics put their reds in the frige alongside the whites.

    This is my theory. I have others.

  190. DrBeauGan

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2855977, posted on November 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm
    Rats you armchair reviewers; now I have to devote 15 minutes to something dimensionless or forever feel that I am missing out.

    Don’t worry about it, Lizzie. Leave the men to ponder the nature of the universe. You can concentrate on the important stuff, like shoes and handbags.

  191. Percy Popinjay

    They weren’t drinking VB

    Sacre bleu! The Philistines. You’re not a man until you’ve consumed 24 VB cans in 24 hours.

    Then there was the concept of “the Centurion” – a carbon based lifeform capable of consuming 100 cans of beer over a period of seven days.

  192. Mother Lode

    Looking at my copy of The Butlers Guide, you probably don’t want to know the recipe for old school Gin, but it had plant turpentine and slaked lime as ingredients.

    May be why the Brits have a reputation for not bathing – the tub was being otherwise utilised.

  193. Top Ender

    Theory on Brontosauruses by Anne Elk (Miss)

  194. Armadillo

    This is my theory. I have others.

    Gin is the only drink worthy of the tropics.

  195. Armadillo

    Tailgunner is the bookmakers friend. One out of seven rides so far for William Pike.

  196. Tel

    You’re not a man until you’ve consumed 24 VB cans in 24 hours.

    Heaps easier to understand than Jordan Peterson’s explanation of gender, and more directly applicable.

    I’d extend the definition to include any permutation of VB, XXXX, New, or the other mass produced shit beers that once were Aussie icons of the 20th century, and these days are mostly owned by Japanese businessmen.

  197. Crossie

    What a world?

    Brazil is moving their embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but our politicians don’t think it’s a good idea because Indonesians say so.

    At what point did we become a third world sh*thole? It should be important to know what was the tipping point.

  198. Knuckle Dragger

    Percy,

    The Centurion is perfectly achievable. You just have to approach it like a footy or cricket trip – it’s an endurance event, not a sprint. That’s a bit over 14 cans a day for a week. Very doable, as long as it’s not VB and no shot gunning. That’s a trap I’ve seen too many young players fall for over time.

    That said, I believe Boony’s 52 can record in 24 hours is, sadly, beyond me.

  199. .

    Sacre bleu! The Philistines.

    The Philistines gave us the alphabet. I think they were highly cultured.

  200. John Constantine

    “Australian motorsport fans are ruing militant alcohol consumption guidelines at one of the country’s most popular races – after being limited to a mere 24 cans of beer a day.

    Police in charge of the Bathurst 1,000 car race in Bathurst, New South Wales, issued the restrictions before the start of the four-day event this Thursday.

    Spectators are limited to one 24-can case each of full-strength beer, although if revellers are willing to consume lower-strength alcohol (3.5% abv or less) they will be entitled to a more satisfactory 36 cans.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/blog/2009/oct/06/australian-fans-24-cans-beer

  201. Crossie

    I’d extend the definition to include any permutation of VB, XXXX, New, or the other mass produced shit beers that once were Aussie icons of the 20th century, and these days are mostly owned by Japanese businessmen.

    Might as well then just drink Asahi.

  202. Delta A

    They weren’t drinking Passion Pop

    Don’t knock Passion Pop.

    Innocents that we were, Passion Pop might have been our firstborn’s middle names. (Hic!)

  203. Armadillo

    That’s a bit over 14 cans a day for a week.

    Pussies.

  204. Snoopy

    There was period of time in Australia after cans and stubbies were invented when six packs didn’t exist. If you didn’t want a full carton you could buy a half carton. If you went to a party, you took a half carton (heavies, mids didn’t exist). If you were flush you might take a flagon of Moselle for the girls.

    Then you drove home.

  205. Delta A

    Innocents that we were, Passion Pop might have been our firstborn’s middle names.

    In retrospect, he might have preferred that to ‘Barossa Pearl’.

  206. RobK

    Don’t knock Passion Pop.
    Blackberry Nip was ideal for winter drive-in cuddles.

  207. Crossie

    Innocents that we were, Passion Pop might have been our firstborn’s middle names.

    In retrospect, he might have preferred that to ‘Barossa Pearl’.

    Rhinegold was popular in our house.

  208. John Constantine

    You just bought beer in bottles so you weren’t always running around for a top up.

  209. Armadillo

    Exactly Snoops. Kegs were generally the order of the day.

    People back then were more environmentally friendly. Stuff the cans and bottles.

  210. H B Bear

    Good to see being booted to the backbench didn’t stop The Performing Stick Insect from making it to Derby Day.

  211. H B Bear

    Wonder how she will manage to book that one up to the taxpayer now?

  212. Armadillo

    And Sheliahs drank beer. Maybe with a dash of lemonade. They also washed up the glasses.

  213. RobK

     you could buy a half carton
    So then you’d have to go back before closing time to get the other half?

  214. Armadillo

    The kids got a “sip” of beer and were expected to sing when the old folk brought out the piano accordion.

  215. Tel

    Might as well then just drink Asahi.

    Closer to a sports drink than a beer, but very refreshing if you have been out in the sun for a while and desperate for something cool and hydrating.

  216. .

    Zippy that was pretty damn good.

    It begins in schools or with parents.

  217. Armadillo

    The 80 year old Aunties expected a “kiss on the lips”. Terrifying as a six year old.

  218. wivenhoe

    I actually took a young lady to dinner and show at a night club. Said lady almost sent me bankrupt by consuming six bottles of cold duck wine at nightclub prices.

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Julia Gillard’s gone nowhere after politics: Greer

    Remy Varga
    Reporter
    @RemyVarga
    30 minutes ago November 3, 2018
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    Feminist writer Germaine Greer has defended body shaming Australia’s first female prime minister, but says the bigger worry is Julia Gillard’s lack of an “important” job after politics.

    Ms Greer was speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island along with former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper and US writer Ayelet Waldman.

    The Female Eunuch author said her controversial 2012 comments about Ms Gillard’s weight and clothing during an appearance on ABC program Q&A weren’t criticisms, merely statements of facts.

    “Why is it a criticism to say she has a big arse? It’s the truth, what is wrong with you?” she said. “It doesn’t matter, the thing is she used to wear the black top, the black and then wide blazer thing. It never fitted.

    From theOz. An aging frightbat defending an unspeakable fright bat.

  220. Delta A

    The 80 year old Aunties expected a “kiss on the lips”.

    Ergh!

    Even if I live to 180, I will never expect a kiss on the lips from any snotty-nosed progeniture.

  221. Armadillo

    Said lady almost sent me bankrupt by consuming six bottles of cold duck wine at nightclub prices.

    You should have suggested a “romantic picnic” instead. She gets to prepare the tucker and drive you there. You bring the esky. It’s only fair.

  222. Eyrie:

    OK Catallaxy dickheads. The Cessna was flown by the Civil Air Patrol and the whole thing was clearly set up as a training/demonstration exercise with the Air force. Did anyone actually watch the video?

    So I missed that.
    Fuck you too, dickhead.

  223. Helen

    I took my dog Bill for a walk around the billabong this morning; it is shrunken to a big pond waiting for the rain. There was a pair of stilts there, she grey black and he glossy black with a russet neck, so handsome. A small diver duck of some sort. I’d forgotten how nice it is to walk on the other side, flood-out, flat grey soil and easy walking amongst the scattered flood out trees. Bill was off on some adventure and as he is quite deaf these days I had to wait until he was looking my way and then do star jumps to attract his attention. We did not mention it when he caught me up, too embarrassing for professionals to acknowledge and we continued on around the pond, as though he hadn’t lost sight of me at all.

    The lapwings are here, shrieking their defence of their nest on the bare ground where the small weaners we are feeding congregate each day; they are not the most intelligent of birds in choosing their nesting sites. The lead of the ibis are back again after a feint a month ago and I saw some jabiru in the distance on my walk around the pond. I haven’t seen our resident brolgas, yet, they won’t be far away, dancing their welcome to the wet.

    This afternoon I went as ground crew for Captain as he mustered the first mob in for drafting. The #18’s, all the #17 heifers, some #16 heifers we are going to sell, having already taken the keepers out and odds and ends. It will mean a great relief on the waters this time of year to move out what we can sell and to take out the keeper #17’s and re-paddock them. My jobs was to open and shut gates as the cattle moved from a water yard they were mustered to this morning into a feed paddock they are in tonight before yarding them for drafting tomorrow afternoon. Of course, many pretended this was entirely alien to them and bucked about a bit.

    I am trying to give Bill as much fun as I can, because he has lymphoma and I will probably have to help him on his way in a week or so. For now he is enjoying life and his food, although he no longer helps Captain when he is taking off and landing, by running around the landing zone. In fact apart from the short walk every second day he spends his time sleeping in the aircon. I asked the vet and she wanted me to bring Bill in to town for a kind end, but three hours into town and back again with a dead dog (he must be buried at his helicopter shed) and my shopping in this heat is not practical so I have asked my preg test vet to bring some green death with him.

    If not then I have been sneaking up on Bill while he is eating his breakfast chicken legs to practise a stealthy approach with my old .22. He is still pretty alert though, maybe when he is sicker he won’t be.

    These 14 years have gone by so quickly. He is a great dog, gentle, kind and a bit silly with brooms, fire fighters, helicopters and the blower. I forgive him all the torn flywire in the doors as he fought to get out to attack these things. As a younger dog he would venture out beyond the wire of the garden to defend his patch from marauding cows. During the day he would stage a retreat, til he was inside the wire but still defending. Bless him. I thank him for his loyalty, his intelligent eyes, his sense of fun. He would have made a brilliant cattle dog, if I had the skills to train him. Instead he has been a faithful companion who I will miss terribly. And the kindest, most terrible recognition of our friendship is yet to come.

  224. H B Bear

    Feminist writer Germaine Greer has defended body shaming Australia’s first female prime minister, but says the bigger worry is Julia Gillard’s lack of an “important” job after politics.

    Only someone living on the other side of the world would regard that as a worry.

  225. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If not then I have been sneaking up on Bill while he is eating his breakfast chicken legs to practise a stealthy approach with my old .22.

    That’s a job I used to hate.

  226. Atoms for Peace.

    Still waiting for the spider bite on Gardening Australia; nary a glove to be seen.

  227. Delta A

    With tears in my eyes, I thank you, Helen, for sharing this beautiful story with us.

    Love to Bill.

    Stay strong.

  228. Armadillo

    Ergh!

    The aunties always put cash in our Birthday Cards. Life is full of “trade-offs”.

    A sloppy kiss from an 80 year old female relative is worth $3 of mixed lollies at the corner store. That’s a lot of lollies.

    The nightmares are reoccurring though. In later life, I’m starting to think it wasn’t quite “the best deal” I ever made.

  229. Atoms for Peace.

    Eschewing booze because of religious fiat has probably killed a lot of adherents over the last 1400 years.

  230. Atoms for Peace.

    We do the house visits and get the purple dream for the dogs. They go to God whilst looking at our verdant yard that is filled with doggie scents and mysteries.

  231. Delta A

    A sloppy kiss from an 80 year old female relative is worth $3 of mixed lollies at the corner store.

    Dillo, you were done!

    Birthday cash is $50.00 minimum, with or without the sloppy kiss.

    Sorry to be the one to break it to you.

  232. Gavin R Putland

    Just to clarify:

    “Jane Doe” has not withdrawn the rape allegation against Kavanaugh. Rather, the woman who subsequently claimed to be “Jane Doe” has recanted that claim. But every headline I’ve seen gives the impression that there is only one woman and that she has withdrawn the allegation.

    I don’t know what Kavanaugh did or didn’t do. (The presumption of innocence applies, and it is quite normal for that presumption to apply to two parties who can’t both be innocent.)

    But I sure as hell know what the media are doing.

  233. .

    Aunties were great. “Card only” meant you had a stack of walk around money for a while.

  234. Best read of the week Helen.
    I’ve got an old Kelpie who toddles around the house and garden at the ripe old age of seventeen. Can’t hear and can’t see much but he still eats a good meal, softer stuff these days.
    The dusky wood swallows are back again as they usually are in late Spring. Rain may be on the way.

  235. .

    Gavin,

    What would be her (Munro-Leighton’s) motivation to lie about this? Conversely, what would be her motivation to tell the truth?

  236. Atoms for Peace.

    I wonder if Twitter comments are looked at by DHS when issue buisness visas

  237. Crossie

    Helen, so sorry about your Bill. Memories are what we have in the end but they are always bittersweet, they make us remember the best of times and underscore what we have lost.

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