Monday Forum: November 12, 2018

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  1. Makka

    Mueller as AG is all good fantasy but illogical if Trump wants a second term.

    Trump’s best bet for dealing with the Dems is to task his 210 day wonder AAG Whittaker to a) take over the Mueller investigation from RRb) close that pile of expensive shit down and send Mueller packing then c) declass all the incriminating (Dems) docs already held at the DOJ and FBI. The Dems and the FBI traitors would be toast.

    Then Trump should fire RR and Wray.

  2. Death Giraffe

    Sorry.
    Not enough of you are watching.
    If it doesn’t break triple figures I’m making Part 2 suet-less.

  3. .

    Undercover police (in Melbourne) have conducted a sting operation posing as squeegee guys to nab drivers using mobile phones.

    But they can’t catch a terrorist “known to Police”.

    Arseholes.

  4. JC

    With Sessions gone, isn’t a given Whittaker would immediately assume oversight of the Mueller thing?

  5. zyconoclast

    Why did she concede rather than demand recount, threaten to release the hounds etc…?

    McSally called Sinema to concede the race shortly before the Democrat gave her victory speech, according to a person familiar with the call who wasn’t authorized to discuss it.

    McSally congratulated Sinema in a Twitter post. “I wish her success and am grateful to all those who supported me in this journey,” she wrote. In a video with the post, McSally spoke on a couch seated next to a playful dog.

    Sinema won over a fellow U.S. House member, Republican Martha McSally. She becomes the first female senator elected from Arizona and the first openly bisexual senator.

    Sinema will replace Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic

    Sinema is a former Green Party activist who over time became a moderate Democrat.

    Sinema benefited from the help of Latino voters, who make up nearly one-third of Arizona’s voting age population and who have heavily favored Democrats.

  6. .

    This is why society is fucked. On the arsehole cops story:

    gaz65 · Australia 4 hours ago

    Good there should be more if it and 2 nd offence should be a mandatory 6 months JAIL

    ReplyReport

    Too many good Germans in this country.

  7. cohenite

    The face even a mother couldn’t love.

    You’re forgetting the inner beauty.

  8. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I see the gender pay gap nonsense is being spruiked again this morning by the Workplace Gender EqualityCultural Marxism Agency

    fixingetly

  9. Makka

    With Sessions gone, isn’t a given Whittaker would immediately assume oversight of the Mueller thing?

    You would think so but with the shyte going on in DC, the DOJ etc clear confirmation from Whittaker on that very point would be reassuring. The way the gutless GOP is behaving lately nothing is certain until it is.

    Whittaker looks good. He has the right pedigree and since he joined as CoS at DOJ the talk is he’s been in on every high level development in that fetid swamp and the FBI and played a big part in a lot of the sackings , ‘retirements’, demotions and info exposures from the Strozk , Page, McCabe , Comey shitfest from 2016.

    Trump should let him of the leash and arm him with a flame thrower.

  10. Elle

    Death, I’ll share it amongst my foodie mates. We’ll get the numbers up – glazed cherries or not 😆

  11. Delta A

    My first Christmas Pudding came from a recipe in my Grandmother’s handwritten, leather-bound book. On the first page, she proudly wrote her new name: Mrs… , married January 1922.

    Inside, she detailed how to make everything from Albert Cake to furniture polish, with a great little cough remedy based on opium.

    Good on you, Arky, for starting the Great Christmas Pudding Conversation.

  12. .

    Inside, she detailed how to make everything from Albert Cake to furniture polish, with a great little cough remedy based on opium.

    Does she have a chapter on DMT and the machine elves?

  13. Armadillo

    Death [Shudder],

    FFS, buy a car and a Christmas cake. Just like normal people do.

    The most surprising part of the video is that you have any alcohol “left over”.

  14. Death Giraffe

    FFS, buy a car and a Christmas cake. Just like normal people do.

    ..
    That would be a crap video.
    “I’m a fat bastard. Watch me drive a brand new car to the supermarket to buy some pudding”

  15. Armadillo

    Besides, your money would be better spent on buying your daughter a new fairy dress. She wore pink in the Model A” video. Better still, buy her a mobile phone so she can ring DOC’s.

  16. cohenite

    “I’m a fat bastard. Watch me drive a brand new car to the supermarket to buy some pudding”

    I think that was a Monty Python skit.

  17. Fat Tony

    Death Giraffe
    #2863432, posted on November 13, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    Soaking the Fruits.

    There’s a pub up here where that happens every weekend

  18. Armadillo

    Good on you, Arky, for starting the Great Christmas Pudding Conversation.

    I note the “Opium Reciepe” is still in use.

  19. Baldrick

    Bwhahahaha, Fat Tony wins the Interwebs for today. 😂

  20. woolfe

    Hey Death i know its none of my business but why are you wearing a pink skirt? ps i liked your video

  21. Atoms for Peace., ,

    We did the steamed pudding thing last weekend. If we were still holding true to British tradition, we’d be boiling up the Brussels sprouts this week end so they’d be just right for Christmas..

  22. Tel

    Sinema won over a fellow U.S. House member, Republican Martha McSally. She becomes the first female senator elected from Arizona and the first openly bisexual senator.

    Sinema will replace Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic

    Jeff Flake was pretty darn close to being a Democrat, just hadn’t got around to joining the party yet. So Arizona hasn’t moved very far. Kyrsten Sinema is far from a rusted on Democrat, she’s left wing for sure, but quite an independent thinker.

    Sinema ran on an openly anti-war platform, saying she didn’t support the Iraq war. It’s quite possible that the people of Arizona are tired of war, and while willing to defend their own country, don’t see adventures in the Middle East as beneficial.

  23. Atoms for Peace., ,

    Giraffes can only see a limited range of colours.

  24. thefrollickingmole

    Will a thermomix be used in the production of this alcoholics wet dream of a pudding?

  25. Nick

    How do you make aRomanian pudding?
    First, steal a dozen eggs.

  26. Death Giraffe

    Hey Death i know its none of my business but why are you wearing a pink skirt?

    ..
    Because I am a very closeted gay man with tiny hands. Don’t tell anyone.
    ….

    Will a thermomix be used in the production of this alcoholics wet dream of a pudding?

    ..
    No.

  27. Mitch M.

    Best Monitor for Eyes – Reduce Eye Strain and Fatigue

    Some good advice here, especially in relation to managing eyestrain and blue light management.

  28. Mitch M.

    With Sessions gone, isn’t a given Whittaker would immediately assume oversight of the Mueller thing?

    No because the GOP is not keen on interference. They have previously drawn a line there and Trump now needs ALL their support in the Senate.

  29. Shy Ted

    Want to see the ABC spin this one. Woman AND refugee. Shan’t be going there for my Asian bride.

  30. Frank

    Right then, I’m ordering the most expensive thing on the menu, stuffed with the second most expensive thing.

    Angus porterhouse stuffed with kingfish.

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to order the most expensive thing on the menu, stuffed with the most expensive thing on the menu? Angus porterhouse stuffed with Angus porterhouse.

  31. thefrollickingmole

    Nuke Australia from space, its the only way to be sure.

    Why political books for kids are more popular than ever – and six you should definitely read
    Children’s literature with a political message was once frowned upon, but now it’s everywhere, with authors writing about everything from eco-socialism to redistribution

    No they arent popular, they are written by hysterical women about hysterical womens issues to traumatize little Jacinta and Tarquin into becoming junior frightbats.

    Heres the “fabulous” book list.

    I’m Australian Too, by Mem (dont ask about my husband) Fox, illustrations by Ronojoy Ghosh
    A cheerful and stylised paean to multiculturalism, difference and openness, this is huge in Australia, arriving last year as the political mood around migration turned dark. Its message is pretty universal, though: celebrate difference because every human being is uniquely precious. It’s great to reach the age of six already knowing your way around Hannah Arendt.


    A Is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara
    This is an amazing book: the safe course would be a simple message of civic engagement, maybe a little dicey flirting with citizenly disobedience. Instead, this rattles through environmental justice, civil rights, LGBT equality, pretty much everything anyone has ever considered worth fighting for. Beautiful illustrations, rogue cats, a message of fire and light.


    Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory, by Elys Dolan
    The battle of the little guys against the grasping overlord is a childhood staple, but it is quite unusual to find such a systematic illustration of the trade union movement (rather than, say, solidarity within a community, as in Fantastic Mr Fox). Mr Bunny, like a warning from Thomas Piketty, thinks only of profit maximisation and institutes an exploitative workplace culture for his chocolate-egg-laying chickens, totally failing to respect how magical it is that they can do that. Then the chickens get organised. See also, Clack Clack, Moo, by Doreen Cronin, where the cows learn to type, giving them unprecedented workplace leverage.


    Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, by Michael Foreman
    The illustrations in this book, first published in 1972, are so evocative of that time – dinosaurs with wide-limbed friendliness, consumer items crushed like Dinky toys by the well-intended majesty of nature – that you might (if you are tired, which you are) miss the modernity of its message. It is straight eco-socialism with an optimistic topnote, as 2018 as it gets.


    Ada Twist, Scientist; and Rosie Revere, Engineer, both by Andrea Beaty, illustrations by David Roberts
    The reversal of gender expectation – Girls! You can do anything, you don’t have to ask! – is well-travelled terrain, but what marks these books out is the ludic detail of the drawings and the witty, untendentious spirit of adventure in the writing. Never write Julia Donaldson out of history, though; The Singing Mermaid has a similar spirit. She also has a redistribution vibe going on (Highway Rat) and quite a subtle pro-migration agenda (Room on the Broom)

    ….
    And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
    Two male penguins fall in love and a zookeeper gives them an extra egg, which they successfully hatch into a baby girl penguin, Tango. If you think the most tear-jerking bit about this story is that it is based on a true love affair between two male penguins at Central Park Zoo, that’s just because you have forgotten how lovely the drawings are.

    Kids will open their presents of this stuff and cry out “shit for Christmas, again”

  32. .

    She carries about 150 lbs of emergency food for free.

  33. Atoms for Peace., ,

    We still have our stash of Famous Five,Enyd Blyton etc.
    We hide them within the covers of Safe Schools Blurbs.

  34. mh

    Tel, Arizona is full of Spanish speakers.

    It will be tough for Republicans there.

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kids will open their presents of this stuff and cry out “shit for Christmas, again”

    “Biggles” books not permitted?

  36. Armadillo

    Right then, I’m ordering the most expensive thing on the menu, stuffed with the second most expensive thing. Angus porterhouse stuffed with kingfish.

    Did I miss something? Please don’t tell me JC is buying mOnster a steak again?

    What’s the actual bet JC lost? I need specifics. Wording in particular.

    Was it a “steak” or a “stake”?

  37. Senile Old Guy

    “Biggles” books not permitted?

    No! Racist, imperialistic, capitalist propaganda.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    A Is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara
    This is an amazing book: the safe course would be a simple message of civic engagement, maybe a little dicey flirting with citizenly disobedience. Instead, this rattles through environmental justice, civil rights, LGBT equality, pretty much everything anyone has ever considered worth fighting for. Beautiful illustrations, rogue cats, a message of fire and light.

    Oh my God it’s based on a Catallaxy Thread.

  39. Nob

    From ShyTed’s link, possibly one of the most beautiful sentences ever:

    When it became clear that Trump was going to be our next president, silence descended over the mostly naked crowd.

  40. Rafe Champion

    The flake in Arizona is probably another loss that can almost be counted as a gain. Cleaning the trash out of the GOP.

    Undercover police (in Melbourne) have conducted a sting operation posing as squeegee guys to nab drivers using mobile phones.

    They would have pinged drivers who were stationary, yes it is illegal to even touch your phone but fair dinkum what a stupid way to frame a law. As though holding your phone in slow-moving city traffic is the same risk to life and limb as texting at speed. I was just reading the details of the law in the NRMA magazine today.

    Imagine the thrill of reading that they have spent some millions setting up rapid charging stations for electric cars at Mittagong and the Hunter. They are lobbying the State to proactively set up a network of charging stations as though there will soon be a mass of overpriced electric cars competing for the limited supply of power on a windless day in summer.

  41. I am bespoke

    JC
    #2863475, posted on November 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm
    With Sessions gone, isn’t a given Whittaker would immediately assume oversight of the Mueller thing?

    Yes

  42. JC

    Armadillo
    #2863519, posted on November 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Right then, I’m ordering the most expensive thing on the menu, stuffed with the second most expensive thing. Angus porterhouse stuffed with kingfish.

    Did I miss something? Please don’t tell me JC is buying mOnster a steak again?

    What’s the actual bet JC lost? I need specifics. Wording in particular.

    Was it a “steak” or a “stake”?

    It was the same bet as before. Ginsberg would be dead before June 30th. I totally won the bet because she is, but until the truth comes out, that the D’rats are “ventriloquising” her, I have to pay up. As I keep saying, she’s dead and has been for years.
    I’m paying up for the moment but expect to reclaim both ghoul bets as soon as it all comes out.

  43. C.L.

    It’s a neat time if you’re a female politician.
    Just allege ‘sexual misconduct’ and get rid of a male enemy:

    Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham faces calls to resign over sexual harassment allegations.

    There are no charges nor even any suggestion of charges.

    The original claims were made by a Greens staffer who has the POAHC*:

    Ms Buckland says she went to Mr Buckingham’s Newtown home with another woman after Friday night drinks in August 2011.

    When they arrived at the house, she says Mr Buckingham served more drinks.

    “Quite quickly I realised that something was happening between this woman and Jeremy,” Ms Buckland said.

    “They were touching each other a lot, it was getting really flirtatious. I was really uncomfortable.”

    Ms Buckland said she stopped drinking and became so “disgusted” by Mr Buckingham’s behaviour that she took a video.

    “I wanted to gently remind him that he was a public figure and that his behaviour was not acceptable,” she said.

    “I knew at the time that Jeremy was married with two children.”

    What she says happened next is now the subject of an investigation by the Greens.

    While there are conflicting versions of events, Ms Buckland’s complaint says she left the house and was standing in the street when Mr Buckingham came up behind her, grabbed her inappropriately and kissed her neck.

    “I flung my hands up and said ‘no’, and started walking away very fast towards the main road,” she said.

    “I was really shocked and I was afraid because I was on a dark street. I just wanted to get home.”

    Jeremy Buckingham says the allegation is false and female witnesses would corroborate that.

    She took a video of a man in his own house canoodling with a consenting woman.
    Because … he was a “public figure.” Not in his own home he isn’t.
    A weird and – possibly – unlawful act.

    ———————–
    * Pong of a hundred cats.

  44. Armadillo

    It was the same bet as before.

    I hope you inserted a “crashed car clause” and that the donut muncher has to actually arrive on time.

  45. JC

    You want to come Arma, but you’re paying your own way.

  46. .

    “Quite quickly I realised that something was happening between this woman and Jeremy,” Ms Buckland said.

    “They were touching each other a lot, it was getting really flirtatious. I was really uncomfortable.”

    Then why didn’t YOU fucking leave!?

    “I wanted to gently remind him that he was a public figure and that his behaviour was not acceptable,” she said.

    “I knew at the time that Jeremy was married with two children.”

    Of course, the Greens suddenly give a shit about this and you want to blackmail him out of the leadership position months out before an election when your mate can run for the leadership position herself.

    She took a video of a man in his own house canoodling with a consenting woman.
    Because … he was a “public figure.” Not in his own home he isn’t.
    A weird and – possibly – unlawful act.

    Yes. It should be referred to the police and DPP, shouldn’t it?

  47. mh

    Rafe Champion
    #2863524, posted on November 13, 2018 at 7:46 pm
    The flake in Arizona is probably another loss that can almost be counted as a gain. Cleaning the trash out of the GOP.

    Flake has said that he is considering a 2020 Trump challenge. What a Mormon.

  48. .

    In response to C.L.: well spotted.

    I am reminded of the wise words of the fictional Lt Col Frank Slade:

    THIS IS SUCH A CROCK OF SHIT!

    WHAT A SHAM!

    Being taped by some creepy backstabber years ago is not “sexual violence”.

  49. JC

    The woman with the 8 year old complaint looks like a younger version of Aunt Lydia out of Handmaid’s Tale. Spitting image in fact with the same dour expression.

    ABC:

    Ella Buckland did not initially report the alleged incident to the Greens, saying she felt she was “not supported in the party”.

    Initially means 8 years! That’s 8 ABC budget cycles.

  50. Armadillo

    You want to come Arma, but you’re paying your own way.

    In Melbourne? Fuck that. I’m reluctant to give the robbing pricks at Coles 15 cents for a plastic bag, let alone hire a shopping trolley for protection.

    Besides, I’d prefer to sever off my own head with a blunt chainsaw than to sit at a table with mOnster.

  51. C.L.

    I’m going to speculate that objections were raised by Buckingham and his paramour to the pervert phone-filming of their making out and that’s when – hey presto! – ‘sexual misconduct’ occurred to checkmate Buckingham. It’s total bullshit – which is why she didn’t go to the police. That … and the fact that she made an unlawful video without the couple’s consent.

  52. Stimpson J. Cat

    She took a video of a man in his own house canoodling with a consenting woman.
    Because … he was a “public figure.” Not in his own home he isn’t.
    A weird and – possibly – unlawful act.

    Just Women being Women.

    Why is anyone surprised at this point?

    If it wasn’t for their miraculous ability to bear children I don’t think they would still be around.

    They would be as extinct as the Neanderthals.

  53. JC

    Besides, I’d prefer to sever off my own head with a blunt chainsaw than to sit at a table with mOnster.

    Really? He’s reasonably well behaved in the sense that he uses knives and forks sometimes. Also, it would be good ganging up on him. A good lunch time bullying is always fun.

  54. Confused Old Misfit

    They are lobbying the State to proactively set up a network of charging stations as though there will soon be a mass of overpriced electric cars competing for the limited supply of power on a windless day in summer.

    Is there anyway to curtail this insanity?
    Or are we condemned to rant ineffectually until the consequences of this colossal stupidity are so undeniably dire that there is a collapse and regeneration?

  55. Stimpson J. Cat

    In Melbourne? Fuck that.

    You would be arrested by an Undercover Squidgee Cop for Illegal Car Mobile Phone Usage long before you ever reached the hipster restaurant.

  56. Snoopy

    Or are we condemned to rant ineffectually until the consequences of this colossal stupidity are so undeniably dire that there is a collapse

    Yes.

  57. Frank

    The upside of the flavour of the current Greens party infighting is that they are probably at the Meg Lees run Democrats stage by about now.

  58. Armadillo

    Count me out, JC. Invite Stimpy. He’s the only one here crazy enough to accept the invitation.

  59. JC

    Just Women being Women.

    It’s time dudes wore a permanent lens/ camera and film every sheila interaction.

    A dozen plagues on their house as Greens deserve everything they helped create, but she’s claiming she was touched up 8 years ago, which the ABC describes as “not initially coming forward”.

  60. Armadillo

    Even Stimpy thinks it’s a bad idea. What does that tell you?

  61. A short while later Trump nominates Mueller as AG who goes after D’rats.

    I am going to laugh at great length at you in person for that remark, JC.

  62. Mater

    Besides, I’d prefer to sever off my own head with a blunt chainsaw than to sit at a table with mOnster.

    It’s the ‘new’ Melbourne, no need to do it yourself.*

    * The tool/implement may vary.

  63. Armadillo

    I am going to laugh at great length at you in person for that remark, JC.

    Hmmm…..

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    Shut up Arma.
    If JC is willing to fly me to that hipster hellhole in his private jet then if course I’m going.
    I’ll even cut up Montys steak and feed it to him as he can’t be trusted to feed himself to the standards of etiquette that I expect in distinguished company.

  65. cohenite

    They would be as extinct as the Neanderthals.

    Neanderthals are not extinct, they flourish here.

    Speaking of which so the head prefect is breaking bread with the troll again. Weird.

  66. Roger

    There’s a woman on Credlin on SKY speaking a lot of sense about how to deal with the threat of Islam.

    I missed the intros…any Cats know who she is?

  67. JC

    I am going to laugh at great length at you in person for that remark, JC.

    STFU, monster. You’re here, parallel universing countless times a day, everyday. The occasional visit and you’re suddenly taking Reality Road? Get the hell out of here.

  68. Crossie

    Frank
    #2863544, posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    The upside of the flavour of the current Greens party infighting is that they are probably at the Meg Lees run Democrats stage by about now.

    If only! They’re like cockroaches and will survive any cataclysm.

  69. P

    JC #2863414, posted on November 13, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Here’s where I’m coming from with the abortion going on in Florida. Rick Scott was the governor. What the fuck was he doing when there’s been over a decade of strong evidence the D’rats are doing their best to undermine election results. Why was Snipes still employed when she was caught stealing ballots? This is a state issue the US and Scott carries some responsibility for the debacle in both Broward and Miami counties.

    This tweet asks “How did we get here?

  70. cohenite

    I missed the intros…any Cats know who she is?

    Jennifer Oriel.

  71. JC

    Speaking of which so the head prefect is breaking bread with the troll again. Weird.

    OMG, Heinrich is outraged. The Gestapo will be informed.

    Monster is very mentally ill, but other than that, he’s fine.

    What you ought to be concerned about, Heinrich is that I lost a bet that Ginsberg wouldn’t make it to June with pancreatic cancer. Every possible stat known the medical world says I should have won this and the previous ghoul bet. You’re, however oblivious to this oddity.

  72. Roger

    I missed the intros…any Cats know who she is?

    Jennifer Oriel.

    Thank you, cohenite.

  73. Stimpson J. Cat

    Speaking of which so the head prefect is breaking bread with the troll again. Weird.

    Look, you can’t give up on these Muppets.
    The children are our future, I don’t want Monty to come crying back on the blog in ten years screaming
    “Stimp you were right! My kids are Commie Anarchists with tattoos! Why did you give up on me and let me eat donuts and play vidya games?
    Why weren’t you more persuasive with your rhetoric and reason?! ”

    I’m busy with Mental Illness, I don’t have time for that sh$t, I’d rather deal with it now rather than later.

  74. Crossie

    Roger
    #2863556, posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    There’s a woman on Credlin on SKY speaking a lot of sense about how to deal with the threat of Islam.

    I missed the intros…any Cats know who she is?

    It’s Jennifer Oriel from The Australian. I agree with her in everything except that feminists are changing their minds about Islam and the burqa. She says the ones she speaks to are no longer in favour but to my mind as long as they remain silent they are aiding in the oppression of Muslim women.

  75. cohenite

    You’re, however oblivious to this oddity.

    That’s a lie; no oddity escapes my attention, head prefect.

  76. Armadillo

    The occasional visit and you’re suddenly taking Reality Road?

    JC, take mOnts for lunch at Pellegrinis. That might give him an idea of what his leftard philosophy has wrought. I doubt it, but the bells might just start ringing.

  77. Boambee John

    Slowly catching up after travelling today.

    Interesting that the lackey of the fascist left, m0nty, instinctively jumped to the defence of Islam.

    Is this because the fascist left will support anyone, no matter how odious, whose actions might advance the “cause”? Or do instructions go out to all lackeys at moments like these, to ensure that the “narrative” is advanced? Or is he just stupider than we thought?

    Or all three?

  78. twostix

    Ms Buckland said she stopped drinking and became so “disgusted” by Mr Buckingham’s behaviour that she took a video.

    “I wanted to gently remind him that he was a public figure and that his behaviour was not acceptable,” she said.

    “I knew at the time that Jeremy was married with two children.”

    Sounds like she saw an opportunity for getting blackmail material on film.

  79. Armadillo

    I’m in moderation for a suggestion on where JC should take mOnts for lunch. Wow.

  80. twostix

    Girls! You can do anything, you don’t have to ask!

    This is how much of the urban upper middle class are currently raising their daughters.

    Their daughter’s daughter’s won’t be urban upper middle class.

  81. Armadillo

    The “restaurant that can’t be named”? What’s next? The Harry Potter films?

  82. JC

    No kidding, this is truly fucking bizarre.

    While pancreatic cancer survival rates have been improving from decade to decade, the disease is still considered largely incurable. According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 7%.

    And this, gaze carefully at the date!

    Feb. 5, 2009 — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, had surgery today for what appears to be early-stage pancreatic cancer, according to a statement released by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    IT’S NOW 9 FUCKING YEARS, which means she should have been dead years ago! Roughly speaking, it means that the chances of me winning this bet was like having the winning chit in a two horse race with other horse carrying a broken leg.

    Anyone making fun of me losing these two bets are innumerate. Monster taking the bet means he’s an innumerate swine, but that’s a given.

  83. DrBeauGan

    Boambee John, m0nty doesn’t come here to make an argument. He comes here to annoy people. If saying something moronic gets up someone’s nose and they point out his idiocy, he counts it as a win.

  84. twostix

    Two male penguins fall in love and a zookeeper gives them an extra egg

    hahahaha even in their A+++ propaganda kids story books they can’t escape the reality that ‘gay’ anything is weird freakshow.

  85. Death Giraffe

    released by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    IT’S NOW 9 FUCKING YEARS, which means she should have been dead years ago! Roughly speaking, it means that the chances of me winning this bet was like having the winning chit in a two horse race with other horse carrying a broken leg.

    ..
    ‘Tis the work of Satan.
    She should be driven out with stones and kicks up the arse.
    Like in that Highlander movie when the Scottish villagers drove MacLeod out because he wouldn’t die.

  86. old bloke

    “First, we want to be really truthful with each other. This bloody Prime Minister, instead of turning the heat on somebody else, he should answer us about what he did”.

    Sheik Mohammed Omran

  87. .

    IT IS BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY!

  88. Armadillo

    Monster taking the bet means he’s an innumerate swine, but that’s a given.

    Either that or he is a devout Catholic who believes in miracles OR a huge “Weekend at Bernies” fanboy.

    The truth will come out. Eventually.

  89. JC

    You know, it’s actually a good thing in a sense , she didn’t die earlier, when you think about it. It’s God working his mysterious voodoo. If Ginsberg croaked it say a year later, it would have been slap bang in the middle of the Kenyan’s time. That would have meant the scheming old crow would have been replaced by a Kenyan appointee- possibly someone 13 years old.

    Now, Trump will replace her with another conservative.

    Fuck that, I’m glad I lost the fucking bets…. at least the first time around.

    I can’t believe she wasn’t talked into leaving as soon as the diagnosis came in because it would have been impossible for the GOP to hold her seat open for several years.

  90. Death Giraffe

    ‘Tis the work of Satan.

    ..
    I mean, she can’t be a sword- hefting immortal. So it must be the devil.
    We should dunk Monty, just to check.

  91. .

    Jeff Sessions quit/was fired.

    Trump to legalise weed – stop wasting time on prosecuting a harmless drug with many medicinal applications?

    He’d also pick up reluctant libertarians, Bernie Bros, blacks and some Hispanics, as well as some college students and white college grads.

  92. .

    Trump legalising weed with the “wrecked” meme and Snoop Dogg’s “the next episode” would truly be epic.

  93. Nick

    She’s in league with Lucifer

  94. Boambee John

    DrBeauGan
    #2863577, posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    Boambee John, m0nty doesn’t come here to make an argument. He comes here to annoy people. If saying something moronic gets up someone’s nose and they point out his idiocy, he counts it as a win.

    Indeed, it became clear to me a couple of years ago that he isn’t capable of making a logical argument, so I now amuse myself by highlighting some of his more grotesque stupidities and hypocrisies. Not enough years of life left to cover them all.

  95. JC

    From now on anyone making fun of me losing the bet with Monster, will have to justify how me winning would have helped the conservative cause.

    This is God’s intervention and although He would never fail me in favor of Fatboy, He had to let her live, so that Trump would replace her instead of the Kenyan.

    I finally figured the cursed riddle

  96. Snoopy

    .
    #2863582, posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm
    IT IS BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY!

    Wish granted. Good get, dot.

  97. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump to legalise weed

    Disgusting f$cking hippies.
    Who still smokes weed anymore?

    Build the Goddamn Wall.

  98. Armadillo

    He’d also pick up reluctant libertarians, Bernie Bros, blacks and some Hispanics, as well as some college students and white college grads.

    Just like the Liberals picked up all those Labor and Greens voters by moving to the left?

  99. .

    Is Gen. Mad Dog. Mattis actually Rameriez?

    Donald Mc Trump. Imagine the quickening. Bing bing bong bong bong bing!

  100. 2dogs

    JC, you missed the distinction between:

    early-stage pancreatic cancer

    and

    for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined

    It’s the later stages that have the real impact. RBG’s luck was in catching the problem in time, with apparently effective treatment.

  101. Death Giraffe

    This is how you treat filthy Satanists in league with the Devil:


  102. Tel

    Trump to legalise weed – stop wasting time on prosecuting a harmless drug with many medicinal applications?

    What actually makes weed illegal at the federal level in the USA? Was it Congress, or an Executive Order, or simply some arbitrary shiny bum decision from one of the departments?

  103. JC

    I mean, she can’t be a sword- hefting immortal. So it must be the devil.
    We should dunk Monty, just to check.

    Not at all. It’s all the hand of God making sure the Kenyan couldn’t nominate a 13 year old Ocasio-Cortez 🙂

  104. Old Lefty

    I suspect the reason the ABC worker soviet is getting so excited about the Buckingham affordable is that it gives them a(nother) chance to support the Stalinist wing of the Greens against the so-called moderates like Buckingham; they’re the ones who think it’s OK to postpone the global extermination of the bourgeoisie until next week.

  105. .

    Who still smokes weed anymore?

    Probably the same plebs who smoke tobacco and brew their own beer. Some of them even follow the dishlickers.

  106. JC

    2 Dogs

    I don’t miss anything. Read what the blurb says. Slowly this time.

    While pancreatic cancer survival rates have been improving from decade to decade, the disease is still considered largely incurable.

    As world renowned oncologist, let me manexplain it to you in plain speak.

    It means you’re fucked.

  107. Percy Popinjay

    She says the ones she speaks to are no longer in favour but to my mind as long as they remain silent they are aiding in the oppression of Muslim women

    It might just be slowly beginning to dawn on the stupid evil cows that they face enduring the rest of their pointless existences getting around in public in a mobile letterbox. Their silence thus far has been inexcusable and quite frankly as far as I’m concerned, they deserve that fate, the monumental parasitic hypocrites.

    There’s also the benefit of monstrous fuglies like Clam Ford getting a good ol’ dose of misogynee right up ’em, while keeping them out of the public’s eye. Yassie Adbul McDweeb will also find her license to go shooting off her big stupid gob revoked as that most feminist of religions exerts its true beneficent power.

    Hey, that sounds like a win/win!

  108. dopey

    Man touching up a woman in Newtown? Highly unlikely.

  109. Old Lefty

    Regards Ginsburg, is ‘die’ the right word? I would have thought ‘reach room temperature’ was more accurate.

  110. H B Bear

    A blast from the past. The Dump joins Teh Dumb. Quentin Dumpster catches up with Comrade Baird and some fellow freaks (including the obligatory tinted lady although with no colourful headwear and some disappointingly normal glasses). The Dump currently raving about the grave threat that the ALPBC is under. Unsurprisingly.

  111. JC

    Old Lefty
    #2863607, posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Regards Ginsburg, is ‘die’ the right word? I would have thought ‘reach room temperature’ was more accurate.

    Lol..’sactly

  112. Percy Popinjay

    Who still smokes weed anymore?

    I miss the ol’ Mary Jane threads from Hell. They were comedy gold.

  113. Percy Popinjay

    Man touching up a woman in Newtown? Highly unlikely.

    Thank goodness Jobson Grothe is no longer with us.

  114. .

    Tel

    The US law is Federal legislation: Controlled Substances Act (1970).

  115. Armadillo

    From now on anyone making fun of me losing the bet with Monster, will have to justify how me winning would have helped the conservative cause.

    You could have donated the money you are going to spend on buying MOnty lunch on a better cause. You could have purchased a Rebublican patriot a new rifle and some ammunition.

    The old girl survived, so the bet with mOnster was a waste of valuable resources.

    mOnster with a gut full of tucker Vs Rebulican with a gun?

  116. Armadillo

    How many “Shopping Trolleys” would a lunch with mOnster buy?

    And don’t think for a minute that he won’t be demanding desserts after he’s stuffed his fat face.

  117. JC

    I swear to God, I looked at buying a weed stock when some US states began to legalize the crap. I swirled it around my head for days thinking about it. The point that caught me was that I thought that if it was legal, most people would end up growing it anyway. I didn’t think there would be different market segments and if it was commercialized prices would drop to the marginal cost. You don’t make a fortune growing fucking tomatoes. I walked away.

    Get a load of this.

    The stock symbol, appropriately enough is Weed:To

    Below is the page, Go to the chart, enlarge it and hit max. This stock went from 3.37 to near 70 bucks in the space of a few years. This is the type of move to become seriously fucking wealthy if you had lots of guts and no brains.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/WEED.TO?p=WEED.TO

  118. Percy Popinjay

    The Dump currently raving about the grave threat that the ALPBC is under

    That “grave threat” being its own staggering and unrelenting incompetence.

  119. Bushkid

    Death Giraffe, if I wasn’t already married to great bloke who’s also a great cook, I’d propose!

    Your additives for soaking your Christmas Pud run rings around the boring old sherry! Awaiting tomorrows instalment.

  120. Tel

    The US law is Federal legislation: Controlled Substances Act (1970).

    Thanks! If Wikipedia is to be believed, the FDA and DEA can remove items from the various listings based on that Act, also oddly enough the World Health Organization might be a superior authority to both of those.

    Trump can’t directly impose his will on any of those, although he could start strategically firing people until someone comes along who will play ball. If it were me I’d close the FDA down completely, it’s not like they serve any purpose. For that matter the WHO aren’t much chop either.

  121. Myrddin Seren

    Just watched Episode 1 of this new Netflix series

    Medal of Honor

    Yes, amazingly the Obama network has made a series honouring American military heroes.

    Episode 1 is Sgt Sylvester Antolak

    An incredible story – really only a few minutes and a couple of hundred metres of selfless sacrifice.

    The response of his descendants and his home state in his memory are humbling.

    Contrast with Australia.

    Where the might-and-main of the apparatus of government, military bureaucracy and the Leftist media are working tirelessly to destroy Ben Roberts-Smith VC. Who would have been through a vetting process equally intense as the US MoH winners.

    And yet they can only conceive that he is an unindicted war criminal.

    ‘Shit-stained toilet’ doesn’t begin to describe the degeneracy this country has sunk to.

  122. What actually makes weed illegal at the federal level in the USA? Was it Congress, or an Executive Order, or simply some arbitrary shiny bum decision from one of the departments?

    Apparently originally criminalised after intense lobbying by the timber industry.

  123. Death Giraffe

    Very kind, Bushkid.

  124. Bushkid

    The most surprising part of the video is that you have any alcohol “left over”.

    In fairness, there wasn’t much left over, Arma. I’d prefer to see more of the Bells’s in there though. It’s a fair enough (blended) drop, and would enhance any Christmas Pudding.

  125. STFU, monster. You’re here, parallel universing countless times a day, everyday. The occasional visit and you’re suddenly taking Reality Road? Get the hell out of here.

    What? Are you on Percy’s meds now, JC?

  126. Armadillo

    I didn’t think there would be different market segments and if it was commercialized prices would drop to the marginal cost.

    Errr….breweries and distilleries throughout history didn’t enter your mind? I can’t remember the last time I made mead or checked on the stil in the back yard.

  127. Hay Stockard

    I still have chocolate coated Brussel Sprouts left over from Halloween. I might wrap them and give them as presents next month. I would make a video of how to do them. But I won’t.

  128. candy

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75,

    Very likely a long term alcoholic. Pancreatic disease being nearly always due to that.

  129. JC

    Errr….breweries and distilleries throughout history didn’t enter your mind? I can’t remember the last time I made mead or checked on the stil in the back yard.

    Global brand firms are quite profitable, but I never believed you could brand name weed and then segment the market like some of these firms have done.

  130. Armadillo

    Very kind, Bushkid.

    Sinc, time to clean out the sock draw.

  131. Frank

    Who still smokes weed anymore?

    It’s a kiddies drug.

  132. Armadillo

    but I never believed you could brand name weed and then segment the market like some of these firms have done.

    Errr…cigarettes?

  133. JC

    It’s a kiddies drug.

    I think it maybe big in the US with adults, Frank. You never really hear much about in Oz.

    A couple of years ago, we were staying with friends in NY and in the evening the dude, about my age, took out a vaping contraption and began to smoke some liquefied weed concoction through it. He reckoned quite a few of his pals did the same thing.

    I haven’t smoked since my very early 20s and I took a puff. I near ripped my freaking lungs out and I’m a cig smoker at times.

  134. Armadillo

    Nice try, Death.

    No one is watching your stupid video.

  135. Armadillo

    Even with “positive reviews”.

  136. JC

    Arma, stop depressing me. I fucked up. Happy now?

    Weed is a stock with a US$17 billion market cap!

    The other thing that talked me out of it was that I believed there wasn’t much of a market in the sense that would people change their current suppliers?

    Stop explaining why I was wrong.. now. Why not then?

  137. Tel

    Global brand firms are quite profitable, but I never believed you could brand name weed and then segment the market like some of these firms have done.

    A lot of the products under development are chemical derivatives that aren’t too easy to make at home, and people will prefer the convenience of a tablet or something like that.

    Having said that… right now the Feds control banking and all weed sellers must operate cash only, which is useless as an investment opportunity. You can’t get state level approval for any pharmaceuticals so it’s crap shoot speculative on the Feds de-listing all the various THC family chemicals and then allowing some viable products. The other problem is you need to find a formulation that allows people to clean up within 12 hours (like you can pretty quickly sober up after drinking alcohol) because if you sell something that leaves people wiped out the next day then you can’t sell it to anyone who has a job, and you can’t make money from people who don’t have jobs.

  138. Armadillo

    Why not then?

    You only just raised it. I’m not Doctor Who, and I haven’t got a time machine.

  139. Gab

    Loved the video, Arky. You assistant sounds gorgeous and has great taste in clothes.

    Also, I look forward to part two. I am taking noted.

  140. JC

    Here arma, here’s a counter.

    E-cigs are now legal in the UK for instance. No one is making the sort of money, the market cap of Weed implies they are or can.

    The E cigs business in the UK appears to be mostly store fronts with a bunch of Indian hipster dudes running them

  141. Armadillo

    Maybe that Ginsberg Sheliah has a time machine? She pretty much looks dead.

  142. JC

    Tel

    Why does Weed have a market cap of 17 bill then? They aren’t the only ones either.

  143. Infidel Tiger

    There is a weed culture in the US Australians don’t understand. College probably has something to do with it.

    They love that shit. We prefer booze and ice.

    On balance I prefer the way we do it.

  144. Tel

    A couple of years ago, we were staying with friends in NY and in the evening the dude, about my age, took out a vaping contraption and began to smoke some liquefied weed concoction through it. He reckoned quite a few of his pals did the same thing.

    Right there is a potential business in as much as a vape delivery system that is reliable, and pleasant and gives a controlled delivery probably can’t easily be made by small scale manufacturers. OK, I don’t really know what’s involved but I would guess that a professional lab would quickly dominate the market it they had a reputation for a mild and quality product. Again, all speculative on Fed approval because you can’t run a corporation without banking and finance.

  145. Death Giraffe

    No one is watching your stupid video.

    ..
    Your lack of Christmas spirit is noted.
    Not only have you talked yourself out of the Model A party- girl nude-orama inaugural drive celebrations, now you aren’t getting any pudding.

  146. They love that shit. We prefer booze and ice.
    On balance I prefer the way we do it.

    You’ve been mixing with the wrong crowd, IT.
    Weed is very, very big in Oz, once you get out of the cities.

  147. Armadillo

    The E cigs business in the UK appears to be mostly store fronts with a bunch of Indian hipster dudes running them

    Cash is king. The Indians are probably scamming it with E-Cigs. Brewing concoctions at home or whatever. Likewise with the pot market in the US.

    AFP apparently seized $125 million dollars worth of cigarettes coming into Australia just last week or something (as reported on The Cat). That’s a lot of cigarettes swallowed in condoms or shoved up private places.

    Seriously though, what is happening here is a meld between the market and the “black market”. Not everything is getting reported, so it’s not showing up in the company statistics.

  148. Tel

    Why does Weed have a market cap of 17 bill then? They aren’t the only ones either.

    Why do people still think Amazon is real? I’m guessing there’s a lot of people taking big risks, possibly not even with their own money.

    How can President Macron of France stand in front of the graves of Europeans on the 100th anniversary of WWI and declare “Nationalism is Treason” without blinking an eye? I see so much B.S. in the modern world I’m beyond worrying about it. I mean that’s going the full Orwell, yet plenty of people are right behind him.

    How can we still be having the debate after all this time that raising the minimum wage won’t make it more difficult for the people at the bottom of society to find jobs?

    Why do people stubbornly refuse to study the history of socialism, yet happily support the same ideas that fail every time? Buggered if I know. Only two things are infinite.

  149. JC

    Tel

    All good, but there’s no real explanation as to why those weed stocks are through the roof while the e-cig business is to all intents funneled through individual store fronts and there’s no one with a market cap of US$17 billion selling E-juice. Or maybe it’s Western regulation doing it. But it’s legal in the UK though, so why no big take up as you can sell it over the web all over the world.

    E-juice really scares me in a way, because from what I understand my supply comes from China and you just don’t know what they put in that crap you’re sucking down into your lungs. I use it, but it really concerns me. There was an US attempt recently to market the e-cig business with a reputable American name behind it, but the fucking FDA closed it down. Forget the name.

    It’s just my hunch, that if you could stick a name behind e-juice with reputable western name, you could make…not just millions, but billions. There’s a big market there open for anyone able to get through the maze. No one trusts the Chinese with their lungs. If it was sold in this way, you would grab a huge slab of the market at a premium. Just a hunch.

  150. Frank

    They love that shit. We prefer booze and ice.

    On balance I prefer the way we do it.

    Channel surfing the other day I came across a documentary on either SBS or ABC2 about the gay ice injecting scene. Porn in other words, it was quite confronting in a stomach churning way. Dudes shooting up, getting down to business in front of the reporters (they couldn’t wait) and one of them is on grinder while they are at it looking for his next hookup. True romance it wasn’t and quite how it got on TV was a mystery.

    That particular segment of the speed scene has nothing to recommend itself.

  151. Death Giraffe

    Gab.
    Part two will blow your mind.
    The best bit is topping the pudding up with spirits over the coming weeks.
    it is like watering the world’s most delicious plant.

  152. Armadillo

    Your lack of Christmas spirit is noted.
    Not only have you talked yourself out of the Model A party- girl nude-orama inaugural drive celebrations, now you aren’t getting any pudding.

    Santa is making notes of “who is naughty and who is nice”.

    I’ll have a chat to him about you after I go for a ride in his sleigh.

  153. Gab

    Oh my, that pudding will be over the limit. I;m surprised your place hasn’t been raided by ASIO/AFP.and the rest of the lefty fun police.

  154. Death Giraffe

    I’ll have a chat to him about you after I go for a ride in his sleigh.

    ..
    Good luck.
    Over the Antarctic the fat bastard says “Put out or get out”.

  155. areff

    A couple of years ago, we were staying with friends in NY and in the evening the dude, about my age, took out a vaping contraption and began to smoke some liquefied weed concoction through it.

    Junior’s soon-to-be father-in-law keeps my son’s eyes bloodshot every time he stops over for dinner with one of those devices. They live in Connecticut but he has a tame doctor in one of the adjacent states where pot is legal and gets his tincture of dope on prescription. Don’t know if its covered by health insurance.

    Personally, I hope it stays illegal. What would you prefer: to see wastrel governments find another source of revenue to waste, or reward entrepreneurs who recognise a market need and fill it?

  156. Tel

    It’s just my hunch, that if you could stick a name behind e-juice with reputable western name, you could make…not just millions, but billions. There’s a big market there open for anyone able to get through the maze. No one trusts the Chinese with their lungs.

    Agreed, reputation for quality is what people want and will happily pay for.

    Best thing Trump could do for the USA is fire every single person at the FDA… at least as many as possible. Don’t know how to do that.

    Failing that, yeah regulatory maze, probably including a lot of dirty tricks back room arrangements. Think of it as a pinball game, but in the USA generally sufficiently large amounts of money will push through… eventually.

  157. Gab

    Armadillos only mate once a year. In July. And they have poor eyesight and bad hearing.

    No wonder you’re in a bad mood. Poor Arma. 😀

  158. Armadillo

    It’s just my hunch, that if you could stick a name behind e-juice with reputable western name, you could make…not just millions, but billions.

    Its a decent argument for “Free Markets”, but it ain’t happening. At least not yet. Again, cigarettes is a prime example. And gambling for that matter. At least in Australia anyway.

  159. .

    Personally, I hope it stays illegal. What would you prefer: to see wastrel governments find another source of revenue to waste, or reward entrepreneurs who recognise a market need and fill it?

    Justifying the waste, violence and incarceration from the drug war like this is a stretch too far.

  160. areff

    No, the state in its current, intrusive manifestation is a stretch too far.

  161. JC

    The Indians are probably scamming it with E-Cigs. Brewing concoctions at home or whatever.

    But if they are, surely one of these fuckers would think about listing, or trying to list and making a splash about it through the VCs. The secret isn’t making a million pounds of two a year. It’s selling the multiple by creating a story.

    I get my stuff though these geezers.
    https://www.noblevaping.com/mods

    My email pal is sanjiv (I think). I paypal him and he sends me the e-juice.

    Dolittle, I think I recall she said here once, is a big e-juice head.

    Australia is a totally fucked up place. It’s legal to import proper e-juice from outside the country, but it has to be for personal consumption and can’t be on-sold. No fucking country in the world does virtue signaling better than we do.

  162. Armadillo

    I hope your pudding ends up a disaster, Death.

  163. I can’t believe you lot aren’t discussing the humongous news today from Bunnings. Everything else pales into insignificance.

  164. .

    Yes monty it is a fucking joke.

    Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers own Bunnings, and CEO Rob Scott joins Ross Greenwood to clear up what he knows about the controversial change.

    “This is a fantastic example that is a way I can demonstrate the true nature of divisional autonomy in Wesfarmers,” he jokes.

    “I have certainly given no such instruction, but I will absolutely support the Bunnings team with what they think is best for customers.”

    Geez, what a bugman.

  165. Death Giraffe

    I hope Monty upends you and uses your shell as a bidet.

  166. JC, the directive from the Bunnings collective has come that onion is now to be placed beneath sausages at Bunnings, not on top, as the onions can fall off too easily and become slipping hazards.

    Social media is going ape droppings about it.

  167. JC

    How do you feel about it, Fatboy? 🙂

  168. JC

    Just re-posting what I said above for emphasis.

    Australia is a totally fucked up place. It’s legal to import proper e-juice from outside the country, but it has to be for personal consumption and can’t be on-sold. No fucking country in the world does virtue signaling better than we do.

    We’ve really become a dickhead country with this going on. How totally fucking sad are we.

  169. JC

    They’re fucking relentless and play for keeps. Never stop for even a breath.

    President Trump’s new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is facing questions of legitimacy, with the state of Maryland reportedly set to ask a federal judge for an injunction declaring his appointment illegal.

    The state is likely to make an unpreceded move on Tuesday in a bid to block Whitaker from exercising the duties in the position, arguing that his appointment is not legitimate. The state will claim that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is the rightful acting attorney general, the New York Times reported.

    A draft filing of the motion obtained by the newspaper claims the president cannot “bypass the constitutional and statutory requirements for appointing someone to that office.”

    You know, at some stage it could very well break out into a civil war in some way.

  170. Makka

    The state will claim that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is the rightful acting attorney general, the New York Times reported.

    Baiting Trump into firing RR. Do these idiots think that Trump asked Sessions to depart without first being certain he could appoint Whitaker? In any case, it will be challenged and end up before BK and SCOTUS.

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    I can’t believe you lot aren’t discussing the humongous news today from Bunnings. Everything else pales into insignificance.

    F$ck your Rake Sale Monty.

  172. JC

    It’s not just just that, Makka. Trump will prevail because he’s the chief executive. It’s just how these c..ts are always playing underhanded filthy games and don’t stop.

  173. Stimpson J. Cat

    In any case, it will be challenged and end up before BK and SCOTUS.

    Judge Keg Kavanagh will rule for Trump.
    No mercy.

  174. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2863670, posted on November 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Its a decent argument for “Free Markets”, but it ain’t happening. At least not yet. Again, cigarettes is a prime example. And gambling for that matter. At least in Australia anyway.

    The hassle, we from Europe, have to go through to bet into the Ozzy betting pools is something.
    You’d think the TAB wanted your money.

    Thank God for Betfair.

  175. Armadillo

    You know, at some stage it could very well break out into a civil war in some way.

    Trump said he wouldn’t release the redacted documents until after he sees what happens in the Mid Terms. People seem to have forgotten that. I tend to think he knew he was going to lose (as history always suggested he would).

    No point in firing ammunition at a dead duck, just the live ones.

    The ducks have now been lined up. Two years to pick them off, one by one.

  176. JC

    And say it goes to SCOTUS and the leftoid sandbaggers there split the court along ideological lines. Henceforth there’s a vine they can use in the future where say a split opens up the opportunity for a leftwing court to frustrate a future president even though the constitution explicitly states the chief exec has the right to hire and fire ( some obvious limitations).

    Swine are clean animals compared to the American left.

  177. There are plenty of small, independent businesses selling home-grown ejuices, without the cost of postsge from overseas. Currently I’m buying from Vapeking. Excellent products, at a fraction of overseas prices. I mainly use Honey Nut Tobacco, $28.99 for 120ml, which is over a month’s supply. I also get my coils from them – $6.50 for five, which is also over a month’s supply.

    I get my nicotine from an American crowd, Nicvape. I buy the strongest mix, 250ml at a time. Lasts me about six months. Made in te USA. Only costs $35.00, but plus $25.00 postage, total $60.00. They send it marked “Propyl Glycol” – no problems getting trough Customs.

    So vaping costs me about $10.00 a week, a far cry from the $180.00 a week I used to spend on cigs.

  178. Armadillo

    The hassle, we from Europe, have to go through to bet into the Ozzy betting pools is something. You’d think the TAB wanted your money.

    I was more thinking of the “Online Casino” market. I have a few mates who enjoy that sort of stuff.

    As of last week, they seem to have blocked everything. Or so they tell me.

  179. .

    The state is likely to make an unpreceded move on Tuesday in a bid to block Whitaker from exercising the duties in the position, arguing that his appointment is not legitimate. The state will claim that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is the rightful acting attorney general, the New York Times reported.

    What a load of garbage. This was settled a long time ago.

  180. Armadillo

    Reverse way around, Mark. These blokes were betting on overseas markets, but are now blocked from doing so. My understanding is that rule has been around for awhile now, but they were betting with American credit cards or something. Whatever the “loophole” was, it’s been closed.

  181. Two male penguins fall in love and a zookeeper gives them an extra egg

    They ‘fell in love’ did they. I’m sure its entirely Platonic. The only way will know otherwise is if there are any fag hags with them.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Two male penguins fall in love and a zookeeper gives them an extra egg

    What are we inflicting on our young, FFS?

  183. Makka

    How Trump can pull off ultimate trick to make Mueller disappear

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/416064-how-trump-can-pull-off-ultimate-trick-to-make-mueller-disappear

    Oh yes!

    The appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States this week has raised a chorus of objections over what is viewed as an effort by President Trump to gain control over and possibly scuttle the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Many have cited Whitaker’s past comments criticizing the investigation as evidence of such a nefarious design. But what if the greatest threat to Mueller is not Whitaker’s personal views but Whitaker’s government position?

    As an official who was not confirmed by the Senate to serve in the Justice Department, Whitaker could prove to be a type of Mueller antimatter. His appointment makes the status of a special counsel, as one unconfirmed official reporting to another, more problematic. Whether intended or not, Trump may have just sent the Mueller investigation into a serious constitutional challenge. For those hoping for a shazam moment where Trump somehow makes Mueller disappear, that is not likely. However, he could pull off quite a show in having a court shut him down.

    Can you imagine the Dem horror if Trump pulls this off? SCOTUS with BK voting Mueller into the ether?

  184. Two male penguins fall in love and a zookeeper gives them an extra egg

    Penguins don’t have penises. I’m a bit confused as to how these two can be describe as “gay”.

  185. Why is Peter Coleman CEO Woodside calling for a Carbon Tax?
    The ABC is currently on their knees in front of him marvelling at his big announcement.
    Greasy bugger must have an angle.

  186. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2863698, posted on November 13, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Reverse way around, Mark. These blokes were betting on overseas markets, but are now blocked from doing so. My understanding is that rule has been around for awhile now, but they were betting with American credit cards or something. Whatever the “loophole” was, it’s been closed.

    I have a server computer at home, and access it via Anydesk (Free) works like a charm but it’s a bit slow for obvious reasons.
    At first I could get away with VPN, but they have tightened up security and banned the use of it.

    The server in the country of gambling destination is the solution, a proper physical computer connected to the local internet, you can then use any credit card.

    Problem may be that you have no friends or relatives in that country to maintain your server.

  187. Makka

    Why is Peter Coleman CEO Woodside calling for a Carbon Tax?
    The ABC is currently on their knees in front of him marvelling at his big announcement.
    Greasy bugger must have an angle.

    It’s not a resources tax. That’s a big plus for Woodside.

    Likely Coleman is eyeing a revenue opportunity trading the carbon credits market. It’s only about the money. OUR money.

  188. JC

    Why is Peter Coleman CEO Woodside calling for a Carbon Tax?

    I think Woodside is a big gas producer. As you know, gas emits less Co2 and therefore would be taxed at lesser rate than coal. He’s attempting to gain an edge through legislative fiat. Can’t blame him for trying I guess. It’s an easy way to raise profits and therefore his pay packet.

  189. Armadillo

    No idea Mark. I don’t gamble in Internet casinos. Just going off what my mates were talking about.

  190. Its remarkable

    Sheesh! it never stops. These clowns actually think they are being taken seriously.
    From Weatherzone, reproduced form the ABC:

    Deluge and Drought: Climate Council issues grim warning on looming water security crisis
    Tuesday November 13, 2018 – 20:38 EDT
    ABC
    A report finds climate change could devastate Australia’s water security if left unchecked. – ABC
    The Climate Council has released a new report linking climate change with worsening droughts, including the current one, extreme weather events such as bushfires and floods, and identifying water security as a source of grave concern.

    The report, Deluge and Drought: Australia’s Water Security in a Changing Climate, stated that if the effects of climate change were left unchecked the results for the agriculture sector and beyond will be devastating.

    According to the report, the Murray-Darling Basin — known as “Australia’s food bowl” —has seen a 41 per cent reduction in “streamflows” since the mid-1990s, while water systems in Western Australia’s southwest have declined by about 50 per cent.

    Additionally, the report said Australia’s south-east had seen a 15 per cent reduction in rainfall in late autumn and early winter, and a 25 per cent decline in rainfall in April and May over the past 20 to 30 years.

    These grim figures were all related, the publicly-funded council found, to rainfall patterns thrown badly out of whack by climate change.

    “Most of our [rainfall] comes from the ocean, so we are exposed to big-scale changes, and the tropics are expanding,” Professor Will Steffen, one of the report’s seven co-authors, said.

    “That is the ultimate explanation for why these fronts in the Southern Ocean are now being pushed a bit further south, and so that means that we are getting less rainfall across the southern part of Australia.

    “We’re getting fewer good autumn breaks than we did before, due to the warming of the Indian Ocean.”

    Water security crisis could open the floodgates

    According to the report, the vicious cyclic effects of climate change, driven by changes in the global water cycle, had “already had serious implications for Australia”.

    The authors cited the (during which the world’s first-known “” was observed) as an example of the disastrous one-two punch of climate change.

    In this instance, the regrowth of forests following the fires led to a reduction in urban water supplies in the region.

    Also cited in the report was the 1997–2009 Millennium Drought, which the report stated “seriously affected Australia’s agricultural sector, putting a dent in our GDP and eroding the health and wellbeing of humans and natural ecosystems alike”.

    “The combination of drying, extreme heat and increasingly intense bushfires has damaged or destroyed several of our most valued ecosystems, including Tasmania’s World Heritage forests and alpine areas,” the report said.

    The report identified climate change as a “threat multiplier”, with myriad knock-on effects stemming from water insecurity that extended beyond the environmental and economic all the way to social disharmony, poverty, and the prospect of future waves of .

    Heavy toll for environment, economy

    The report highlighted the impact of climate change on the environment, including freshwater fish species across Australia, the iconic sites in the Murray-Darling Basin, and World Heritage areas such as the forest and alpine areas in Tasmania, which were severely damaged by bushfires in 2016.

    One of the most shocking projections in the report was a predicted 75 per cent global decline in freshwater fish, attributable to a combination of reduced streamflows and water extraction.

    More locally, one of Australia’s rarest species of reptile, the endangered western swamp tortoise, now numbered fewer than 200 because the swamps of south-west Western Australia were drying out.

    Then there were the economic costs associated with climate change, including the cost of water desalination when metropolitan supplies dry up.

    The report stated that water infrastructure such as dams, reservoirs and other catchments, were seeing long-term declines in inflows — and their ability to service urban areas, , was in jeopardy.

    It doesn’t rain, it pours

    The flip side to a warmer atmosphere was that it could hold more water vapour, which could lead to an increase in downpours and flash flooding.

    In general, the report stated: “wet areas of the world are becoming wetter and dry areas drier as the climate continues to change”.

    An average global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius could result in an increase in extreme rain events across Australia by 11 to 30 per cent.

    Water catchments that were designed for historic rainfall patterns would have to be upgraded to cope not only with increased flooding but also harsher periods of drought.

    Meanwhile, other extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods, tropical cyclones and bushfires could reduce water quality and availability, jeopardising water security, and affecting human health.

    Council urges immediate action

    The report warned that “continuing on our current trajectory of high emissions has enormous and growing risks”.

    “Dealing decisively and effectively with climate change cannot be put off any longer,” the report said.

    “Solutions are available.

    “We need to accelerate the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewables and storage technologies and ramp up other climate solutions in the water, transport, agriculture and other sectors.”

    Truly tiresome. Too many mad assertions in this to even bother making some of the rebuttals that are obvious.

  191. Coleman is now on the ABC talking about the legacy we leave for our children and grandchildren.
    Kept a straight face as he said it, quite the actor.
    Big gas deals with EU countries and obviously needs a mechanism for offsets.

  192. Armadillo

    How Trump can pull off ultimate trick to make Mueller disappear

    The length of the investigation would be a good start. FFS. If Muller can’t come to a conclusion after 2 years wether or not Trump colluded with Putin to rig the election, then just sack the incompetent idiot outright.

    If he thinks Trump did or he didn’t, he need to put it out there and provide his proof.

    The JFK investigation at least had someone in cuffs, and in a much shorter timespan.

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I also hate glazed cherries – shudder!

    I adore glazed cherries. I will eat cast off Christmas cherries from other peoples’ pudding.
    A rellie always delivers our Christmas pudding which she makes herself. Three of them.
    Undercooked and sometimes a little bit mouldy.
    I always offer people a choice, a secret ballot – tinned pudding, or hers. So we have left overs of hers.
    I freeze hers for a month out of misplaced duty then toss them out. They don’t freeze well.
    This year, we are doing Christmas ex ours, but her puddings will still feature.
    And probably no choice of Big Sister Tinned Specials. Dysentery alert?
    I will stick to just the cherries, disinfected in cheap whiskey.

  194. JC

    Big gas deals with EU countries and obviously needs a mechanism for offsets.

    How would exporting gas allow him to gain credits in Australia? I presume the carbon tax the prick is bullshitting about is domestically based – Australia. Exporting gas wouldn’t give him any access to credits.

    If the fucker is wheeling out kids over his concern, then why not resign his job immedaitely?

    Possibly because of this.

    The greedy dirtbag was proposing to be paid so much that even with surging profits shareholders were so disgusted they yanked some money out of his pocket.

    Woodside Petroleum’s boss saw his pay cut in 2016 despite the energy giant posting a surge in profitability, after the company restructured executive pay following a shareholder vote.

    Chief executive Peter Coleman’s total remuneration of $US6.71 million ($8.76 million) for the year was nearly $US850,000 less than the previous year’s $US7.55 million.

    His short-term incentives nearly halved to $US1.09 million, while short-term benefits and allowances were also sharply lower at $US25,158, according to the company’s annual report released on Wednesday.

    The cuts came after Woodside shareholders delivered a so-called “first strike” during the annual general meeting last year, with more than 27 per cent of votes going against senior executives’ pay.

    One of the few CEO’s getting a first strike because the shareholders thought he was too greedy.

    Lets wheel out the kids though.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    An average global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius could result in an increase in extreme rain events across Australia by 11 to 30 per cent.

    Which is why we have .. a desalination plant!

  196. Armadillo

    A rellie always delivers our Christmas pudding which she makes herself. Three of them.
    Undercooked and sometimes a little bit mouldy

    Think yourself lucky you aren’t related to Arky this Christmas.

  197. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Deluge and Drought: Climate Council issues grim warning on looming water security crisis
    Tuesday November 13, 2018 – 20:38 EDT

    This is the defunded lunatic group that the new Member for Get Up in Wentworth wants to put back on the public teat. Along with 100% ruinables.

  198. Armadillo

    Arkys relatives probably won’t have anything to fear. I can see him offering to distribute “Christmas Puddings” in his “Model A”. Can’t see that happening. Not unless he owns a tow truck.

  199. C.L.

    IT IS BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY!

    Ahahahahahahaha.

  200. Nob

    JC
    #2863707, posted on November 13, 2018 at 11:11 pm
    Why is Peter Coleman CEO Woodside calling for a Carbon Tax?

    I think Woodside is a big gas producer.

    Yes, of course.

    They are massive in Australian terms with several big LNG operations in North West Australia. Since the FIFO greenies blocked their last LNG onshore build, they’re going to offshore floating LNG plants, with all the extra chopper flights and boats that entails, and stuff all those promised indigenous jobs etc on land.

    They develop oil on Greater Enfield,
    http://www.woodside.com.au/Our-Business/Developing/Pages/Australia-Developments.aspx#.W-rES3r7RTY

    and overseas
    http://www.woodside.com.au/Our-Business/Developing/Pages/Senegal.aspx

  201. Armadillo

    After meeting Arky here at “The Cat”, I can fully understand why the Chappell brothers decided to throw the “underarm ball”. In a just world, those blokes should have been made joint “Australians of the Year”.

  202. C.L.

    Donald J. [email protected]
    54m54 minutes ago

    Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!

  203. Since the FIFO greenies blocked their last LNG onshore build, they’re going to offshore floating LNG plants, with all the extra chopper flights and boats that entails, and stuff all those promised indigenous jobs etc on land.

    Which, of course, was the whole aim of the exercise.
    In the Greenie mindset, indigenous people are meant to remain perpetual wards of the state.

  204. Armadillo

    Back in moderation for no reason at all. You can’t even utter the name of famous Australian cricketing brothers without being thrown in the brigg. FMD. Enough. Night all.

  205. Nob

    Dunno about EU – they don’t import that much LNG and a lot of it comes from Qatar, Australia’s main sales competitor.

    I guess if Woodside’s done a deal they’ll sell some there but most Australian LNG goes to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

    the onshore LNG plant – indigenous groups still demanding payment for not building it from Woodside and WA state government after being foughed over by the greenie army of activists and lawyers who told the indig leaders they made the “wrong” decision and the city white boys are here to put it right.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodside_Petroleum#James_Price_Point_gas_industrial_complex

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In the Greenie mindset, indigenous people are meant to remain perpetual wards of the state.

    Fair comment. The “noble savage”, living on his tribal lands and practicing “traditional culture.”

  207. Steve trickler

    Tony Heller in fine form.



  208. Fisky

    lol

    Katherine Wu

    @katherineykwu
    Follow Follow @katherineykwu
    More
    breaking news as corporate America discovers that “blockchain tech” is just a slow fucking database

  209. Fisky

    Oh dear, look how much electricity the failed Bitcoin scam is chewing up!

    Bitcoin’s electricity usage is enormous. In November, the power consumed by the entire bitcoin network was estimated to be higher than that of the Republic of Ireland. Since then, its demands have only grown. It’s now on pace to use just over 42TWh of electricity in a year, placing it ahead of New Zealand and Hungary and just behind Peru, according to estimates from Digiconomist. That’s commensurate with CO2 emissions of 20 megatonnes – or roughly 1m transatlantic flights.

  210. Old School Conservative

    I’ve only just caught up with this and it looks like I’m going to bed very angry.
    Sisto Malaspina had a new-born grand-daughter just 6 days before his murder.
    Just tragic.

  211. Bruce in WA

    IT IS BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY!

    AKA “It’s better to wear out than rust out”.

  212. JC

    Yes, that could be true, Fisk. But for some tasks, a very slow data base can also mean speeding up from existing practices.

    Think of this.. Title search and title disposal. Blackchain to could speed it up. How about the need to audit? Blackchain could eliminate the job of auditing and we could have real time verified accounting without that need and close to real time, fully ‘audited’ accounts with blockchain.

    I always had my doubts that blockchain could speed up the payment system because to all intents interbank payments are basically blockchained now verified through the central bank.

    It will have its uses, but not to the degree some people have pitched it.

  213. Nelson Kidd-Players

    My understanding is that there are remaining Bitcoins to be uncovered (‘mined’ in their terminology), and that is where the computing power is being directed. Regular blockchain transactions should not be that onerous in terms of resource usage.

  214. Fisky

    All of the socialist dictatorships love blockchain, it helps their goal of creating a cashless society controlled by the government.

  215. JC

    Nelson

    It not the mining thing that’s the problem in context of blockchain’s uses. The bitcoin system can process 7 bitcoin transactions per second. Visa US can process close to ~2,000 transaction per second. The Fed wire which is a form of clearing house between the global banking system gets trillions of dollars of turnover done over a short period. The idea that bitcoin would take over the world is laughable.

    I once worked out that if we went to bitcoin it would take something like seven months to wait in line to buy a pack of cigs.

    But it will have plenty of uses inside the banking system where speed isn’t the main issue.

    Tel has more about it than I do.

  216. JC

    Fisky
    #2863736, posted on November 14, 2018 at 12:09 am

    All of the socialist dictatorships love blockchain, it helps their goal of creating a cashless society controlled by the government.

    Not just them, like Venezuela whose currency has massively failed, but so-called liberal democracies would dearly love to get rid of cash and they don’t need blockchain to do it. This year, the ATO put out a threat that they would be matching data bases, finding out the businesses that don’t accept credit card and audit them.

  217. Steve trickler

    Percussion and vocals are not filmed. Final recording is synced to the vision. It is session music.

    A 2:48 power punch!



  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sisto Malaspina had a new-born grand-daughter just 6 days before his murder.
    Just tragic.

    First grandchild, born six days before he was murdered. It’s a toss up, who achieved more for the multicultural society, Sisto Malispina, or the fvcking moron – what was his name again – who murdered him.

  219. Makka

    WaPo;

    President Trump has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials.

  220. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    16m
    The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of almost 10%. He was just trying to get onto another subject. By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!……..

  221. JC

    Trump looks like he tries really hard to like Macron, but he just can’t and so he lays into him.

  222. .

    Hmm yes the German mark, Argentine Peso and Continental dollar…

    BitCoin will never, ever suffer seignorage.

    “It’s a scam” is just breathtaking ignorance.

    The US has a black budget hole as big as the “normal” national debt.

    https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-scholars-find-21-trillion-in-unauthorized-government-spending-defense-department-to-conduct/

    National currencies are a scam.

  223. .

    Not just them, like Venezuela whose currency has massively failed, but so-called liberal democracies would dearly love to get rid of cash and they don’t need blockchain to do it.

    They really hate it. South Korea tried to ban digital currency wallets and the utterly Orwellian ACIC is trying to force people into a really stupid verification process. The result is people are turned off by digital currencies.

    I think the lack of seignorage and POW scares the shit out of them, for practical and existential reasons.

  224. .

    That’s commensurate with CO2 emissions of 20 megatonnes – or roughly 1m transatlantic flights.

    That’s plant food, Commie.

  225. JC

    National currencies are a scam.

    They are but they also work as intended. Some people like you would also like to see them as a store of value, but fiat doesn’t offer that any longer. I don’t criticize you for it, because it’s a fair pursuit. If you want a store of value then look elsewhere like stocks, real estate, art .. all that sort of crap. Currencies are an excellent medium of exchange and at least there they’ve done a good job because… everyone excepts the mullah.

  226. Steve trickler

    Vision and sound combined perfectly.

    For those that may have missed this clip. It goes good with a strong coffee.



  227. calli

    dover_beach
    #2863350, posted on November 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    Kentucky Fried Chicken with Waffles and Syrup.

    It’s good. Had it a Pies n Thighs in Brooklyn. But prefer the savory sides like mac and cheese or baked beans or coleslaw.

    Exhibit A – the degeneracy of our yoof.

    Even the pixels are corpulent.

  228. mh

    Definitely no Trump Macron bromance.

    Trump gets on better with the east Europeans, like the Hungarians and Poles.

  229. Nob

    Trump:

    By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France,

    Absolument!

    If only those Chauvinists had a word for it.

    However Macron is the latest French leader to attempt to challenge their insane compulsory low working hours culture, and for that we should wish him luck.

  230. JC

    However Macron is the latest French leader to attempt to challenge their insane compulsory low working hours culture, and for that we should wish him luck.

    True.

    I think Trump can’t handle how Macron could be with such an older woman. It just sends him batshit and uses any opportunity to beat him up.

  231. mh

    If only the French had a word for entrepreneur.

  232. .

    Le’ undertaker?

    Monsieur Alfonse?

  233. JC

    Just look at this.

    Takes a jab at Macron, wants France to be great again and then kicks the fake media.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    32m32 minutes ago

    By the way, when the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving. Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown. Speech next day at American Cemetary in pouring rain! Little reported-Fake News!
    10,401 replies 7,056 retweets 23,109 likes
    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    43m43 minutes ago

    ……MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!
    6,772 replies 8,893 retweets 26,399 likes
    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    45m45 minutes ago

    The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of almost 10%. He was just trying to get onto another subject. By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!……..

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    57m57 minutes ago

    On Trade, France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France, and charges big Tariffs, whereas the U.S. makes it easy for French wines, and charges very small Tariffs. Not fair, must change!
    5,906 replies 7,535 retweets 28,648 likes

    You have to laugh. There’s been nothing like this dude in the White House. Ever.

    I think Artie once said, he’s like having a Catallaxy commenter in the White House.

  234. zyconoclast

    President Trump has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials.

    Good, she is another dud.

  235. mh

    If things get really heated, Trump and Macron should try wife swapping.

    Think about it.

  236. C.L.

    However Macron is the latest French leader to attempt to challenge their insane compulsory low working hours culture, and for that we should wish him luck.

    Just caught up with that Pompeii feature on SBS (Part 1 of 3).
    Apparently the Pompeians worked from about 6 am till noon and then pulled up stumps.
    The arvo was for rest, eating, watching the gladiators, massage and sex.

    We’re so much smarter than the ancients, though, right?

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