Wednesday Forum: January 9, 2019

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2,085 Responses to Wednesday Forum: January 9, 2019

  1. Rae

    The productivity commission report on super has many targets, but the clearest one is trying to make smsf’s a thing of the past.

    The ATO has had the same goal for many years. Its efforts are funded by the SMSF Supervisory Levy.

  2. Mitch M.

    He mainly talks about the benefits of fasting. Not so sure about the vegan side – I was turned off by the hyperbole of “rotting flesh”, knowing that veggies start to turn not long after harvest too (depending on variety and handling).

    There is a mystery about vegan\vegetarian: 20% CVD reduction but no reduction in overall mortality. Still can’t figure out what is going on there but have found one obvious clue: for all the rants about pesticides most plants produce toxins so relying solely on plant food may involve a higher life long toxin loading than being a meat eater.

    The evidence does indicate that if someone has clogged arteries a vegetarian diet is worth considering. That 20% risk reduction is not a one off result. Pescatarian might be better to maintain the micronutrients and omege 3\6 balance. I’d also be looking for a Vit K, much preferably MK-7s types(Natto if you can handle it optimium source).

  3. Snoopy

    Peter Slipper appointed Brazilian consul for Tasmania.
    Where to begin?

    At the bottom?

  4. Harken Now

    Hark!: That IT, again:

    We need a culture of localism, artisans, intimacy

    Have you been re-reading The Hobbit lately, by any chance? You sound to have developed a very Tolkienesque view of how the world should be.

  5. struth

    What is this furrin new-fangled sweet potato of which you speak, Struth?

    Mrs Struth is a bit of a foody wanker.

    It should have been left over potato bake if I had trained her right.

    So far, milk replaced by good instant coffee (no wanker stuff) Nescafe Gold, can’t beat it, although Maccas does a good flat white these days.
    The raisin toast got eaten as bread and butter and I’m doing the T bone mushies and onions as I finger this here phone.

  6. John Constantine

    CGC costa group hammered down nearly half on earnings downgrade.

    People need to eat, but that doesnt mean that supplying food can’t be profitless.

    Not picking this over for cheapies, can’t value it

  7. Candy:

    The whole thing sounds troubling. She is only 18 and has left her family of seven or so sisters and her mother, perhaps never to see them again. I just wonder if this is the best thing for her, and if the activists or helpers will stick by her and get her work and education. So young and alone.

    Being naive enough to write what you just did is neither cute, nor endearing.
    She’s being used as an Anchor Teen.
    FFS, grow up!

  8. PETER VAN ONSELEN
    If ever an American president had a mandate for a policy, surely it is Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall across the border with Mexico.

    Holy crap. I’ve hit my head real hard. I’m seeing weird stuff now.

    Good god!
    Get that truth serum into an IV and give Monty a good dose.

  9. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2903382, posted on January 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    calli tries too hard to be one of the blokes

    She is, to me, the epitome of Australian femininity.

    + Lots. But it hardly needs to be said that Rae is wrong again.

  10. CL:
    “calli tries too hard to be one of the blokes”

    She is, to me, the epitome of Australian femininity.

    Only sheila I know who can hold six bricks between her hands, and wear 4″ heel workboots.

  11. Woolfe

    Les Deplorables

    @woolfe
    59m

    Someone has kidnapped vanWrongselen.

    The Australian

    Verified account

    @australian

    If ever an American president had a mandate for a policy, surely it is Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall across the border with Mexico, writes @vanOnselenP

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie:
    Did you get onto the cardiologist about Hairy’s temp?
    A fever after a stent is no joke.

    Winston, he refuses to let me contact any medico about this. He temp is down from the raging heat of the night, when he was definitely temping, head and body radiating very dry and hot, constantly above anything normal, even with the aircon on. He insists he is fine now. But he is still a little hot; unfortunately our thermometer is not working or I would present him with evidence. Of course I am concerned re an infection or some other factor.

    There is no arguing with this man when he is determined to be well. However, given your concern added to mine, I am insisting now, he’s consented, so I have just contacted the cardiology clinic (cardiologists are hard to find) and left a message for a return call.

  13. Rae

    But it hardly needs to be said that Rae is wrong again.

    But, you do like the sound of your own voice so much.

  14. rickw

    Spot of spacechooking, for Cats with an interest in matters military.

    Would make an interesting documentary.

  15. None

    Lizzie the police here at the time had the power to return all underage runaways to their homes or stick them in foster care. They were the only two options. But I also needed their protection for reasons I do not care to explain. So a few days after I left I went to the cops. I got lucky because I was interviewed at HQ by a dad who was a cop. I wish I got his name because his kindness, advice, and willingness to turn a blind eye for my sake probably saved my life. I just didn’t tell him that I was still sleeping in a park.

  16. Mater

    Holy crap. I’ve hit my head real hard. I’m seeing weird stuff now.

    That’s twice!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/vanonselenp/status/1030055293990789120?lang=en

  17. Woolfe

    Mater

    Peter van Onselen

    @vanOnselenP

    There have been plenty of criticisms of Paul I’ve been reading on social media, pointing out Hitler was a fascist not a socialist. Nazism is national socialism which is considered a branch of socialism.

    VanBadbum is going nuts over this. Whoever hacked va Wrongselen’s Twitter, carry on!

  18. None

    Good that you’ve contacted the cardiologist Lizzie.

  19. Woolfe

    Les Deplorables

    @woolfe

    @Twitter Can you check @vanonselenp account, looks like it has been hacked.

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’d like to race out and buy a new thermometer, but I want to be around when the cardiologist calls. Look, I shall tell both him and Hairy, if there is one thing a mother of four kids knows it is when someone is running a real temperature. We are used to fake day-off-school temperatures and maybe-maybe-not situations, but last nite poor old Hairy was running a real humdinger properly proper high temperature, for some hours.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Would make an interesting documentary.

    Indeed, looking at the issue about who had superiority in the Channel at the time, the Royal Navy, or the Luftwaffe.

  22. Rae

    Good that you’ve contacted the cardiologist Lizzie.

    Febrile wittering is incurable.

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    None, adversity, learned young, sets a girl up for a great deal of assertiveness when required.
    Sisters under the skin, we are. Glad you met a nice cop. For us, ‘the welfare’ was a faceless threat.

  24. None

    Oh my god that pvo thread is hilarious. There’s van fat man running off at the mouth and I see mikey is back with the same old canard that Nazis shot Leftied therefore they can’t be leftis. F****** hell during the war evert Lefty group set about killing everybody who wasn’t a member of their Lefty sect be it Nazis, other lefties or just hapless civilians. Most left in groups were also wildly anti-semitic. The western alliance with Russia was one of convenience and the evil of the left became apparent immediately after World War Two with not a few civil Wars and the Iron Curtain coming down.

  25. Lizzie:
    If he insists on being an idiot, tell him he talks to the Cardiologist or you call an ambulance. Fevers tend to come in waves, and he may be feeling OK after a bit, but if he has a serious infection, then it is just waiting to build up again.
    (I won’t tell you about the young mum who delivered twins and her husband caught a cold, didn’t take care of himself. He lay in bed for a couple of days and his exhausted wife went to wake him and he was unresponsive.
    He got to us and his chest xray showed almost total lung capacity taken up with snot. He died 2 weeks later in ICU at RNS. From a bloody cold!)

    So I won’t tell you about that.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rae, 2.58pm.

    Beyond contempt.
    A man’s life could be at stake here.

  27. None

    No don’t leave Hairy alone for a moment Lizzie until he has been checked out. Stents can take two or three attempts to get right.

  28. calli

    I reckon I could get struth to eat my pumpkin haloumi salad and come back for more. Despite it including Israeli cous cous.

    The secret is the caramelised bacon topping. 😀

  29. Tom

    Australians have more fun — as observed by a clueless, skin-deep female New York idiot who thinks, after consulting a production-line leftard academic, that “Canada in a thong” is just busting to become a republic* with the same leftist ruling class as America’s. In (where else?) the
    New York Times.

    *despite opinion polls showing the opposite.

  30. calli

    Lizzie…cool, calm, collected. Deep breaths. All will be well.

  31. cohenite

    There is a mystery about vegan\vegetarian: 20% CVD reduction but no reduction in overall mortality. Still can’t figure out what is going on there but have found one obvious clue: for all the rants about pesticides most plants produce toxins so relying solely on plant food may involve a higher life long toxin loading than being a meat eater.

    The evidence does indicate that if someone has clogged arteries a vegetarian diet is worth considering.

    There are a number of qualitative issues here which dwarf the quantitative. The first is length of life, which then needs to be qualified by that proportion of the total life which is usable, that is which you have reasonable mental and physical capacity.

    Secondly, is the length of your life spent doing what is satisfying. For a few achieving a morally ratified life from not eating the meat of other living animals will completely dominant any loss of pleasure in eating that meat and suffering the many side effects of a vegan diet.

    Alternatively if you go down the meat diet can any alleged, real physical side effects be mitigated by anything such as exercise.

    Within broad parameters such as being grossly obese or emaciated through veganism or anorexia, the plethora of life-style choices and individual responses to them make declarations about what to do and what not do both a pointless and if done properly a very profitable enterprise.

    Medical insight into what to do about maintaining health has increased exponentially but there still remains that cynicism about whether the medical companies string out treatment in favour of cure.

    My approach is I earn my food through exercise; resolve issues which cause stress as quickly as possible and to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentations of their women/beta men and other relevant gender freaks..

  32. None

    No you couldn’t, Calli, because I’d eat it all first.

    Mind you, stringy, salty haloumi folded over layers of oregano alone would do me.

  33. Woolfe

    To be fair that van wrongselen tweet on National Socialism was from August last year.

    He/She/it would have been held down and blue pilled after that.

  34. rickw:
    I think it was Sandhurst who did a tabletop exercise about ten years after the war of Operation Sea Lion.
    There were several of the original players from both sides, using plans and weather details, and all other significant factors taken into account.
    The weather was the major determinant IIRC – the German supply process broke down due to lack of suitable vessels when a series of storms hit the Channel on about day four five and six.
    Addit: I may have the above slightly wrong – I found the Wargame here.

  35. None

    Rae, don’t ever wonder why you don’t have any friends.

  36. feelthebern

    calli is one of the best Cats going.
    Saying otherwise should result in smoting.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks, Calli. Yes, deep breaths, and some lunch for me. As Candy says, look after myself too.
    Hairy has gone back to bed to sleep in the aircon again. Probably the best thing at the moment.
    Cup of tea! I haven’t yet had my morning cup of tea. Too busy, too worried. Now that’s a first. 🙂

  38. Cactus

    Lizzie – good luck with Hairy. I agree with others there is no harm in checking back with cardio re Temps etc. If Hairy is being difficult, unfortunately I think you just have to insist/foot down/whatever it takes. Hospital infection / fever stuff not to be taken lightly.

    Thoughts with you two.

  39. calli

    Just talking about bacon makes me pixel pals. It’s remarkable.

    What can’t bacon do?

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There are a number of qualitative issues here which dwarf the quantitative.

    Indeed. Epidemiologists tend only to consider the quantitative. A very broad brush.

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    But suddenly, a knock at the door.
    Lizzie, relieved, opens the front door only to gasp and clutch at her eyes.
    Standing in the doorway, a vision of rampant baldness, is Paramedic Stimpy.
    His eyes glitter with a mixture of compassion and madness and she is hypnotized by his unconventional attractiveness and agility.
    Was this what looking into the eyes of Our Savior was like?
    We’ll never know but we can guess.
    Probably not.

  42. None

    Have a cup of tea, relax and just check him regularly, Lizzie. If his breathing becomes in any way irregular or laboured just call an ambulance. Don’t worry what anybody else thinks just call them. If you call Triple 0 on a mobile they’ll probably ask you what state you’re in first which phases some people but anyway the ambos will keep you on the line and talk to you through anything you need to do if necessary, so don’t worry you’re not alone.

  43. Snoopy

    71.85c. Will the little Aussie battler crack 72c? The

  44. feelthebern

    Doctors are unreliable.
    Vets are where it’s at.

  45. None

    We’re trying to save Hairy, not kill Lizzie, Stimps.

  46. ZK2A:

    Indeed, looking at the issue about who had superiority in the Channel at the time, the Royal Navy, or the Luftwaffe.

    My feeling was that Raeder wanted too much. The Luftwaffe could have had local and Channel air superiority any time they wanted, but Goering promised complete air superiority which was something he could never have. Remember that the Germans only needed control of the sky over the Channel and the ports. The advancing units could have eliminated the airbases as they advanced.
    The use of Rhine River ferries and barges had repercussions, not in just the seaworthiness of the vessels, but also in the next three years as the lack of transport for coal and iron ore crippled Germany’s interior economy.

  47. Mitch M.

    Secondly, is the length of your life spent doing what is satisfying. For a few achieving a morally ratified life from not eating the meat of other living animals will completely dominant any loss of pleasure in eating that meat and suffering the many side effects of a vegan diet.

    Alternatively if you go down the meat diet can any alleged, real physical side effects be mitigated by anything such as exercise.

    Cohenite I’m not adovocating a vege diet just stating what the data says which is why I think some CVD patients might benefit from a pescatarian approach. At the individual level it is hard to know, some people respond very well to specific diets but for the majority of people, apart from the general thrust the Med Diet, I don’t think there is much benefit to be gained by such strict adherence.

    Where I have changed my mind in recent years is that I accept aging humans, says over 60-65 years, should think carefully about judicious supplementation and lifestyle choices. That is live a little longer but live a lot longer while healthy and active.

  48. stackja

    I agree, any medical problem, call ambulance. I had medical problem called ambulance, the ambulance people took me to emergency.

  49. Rule 1. Recent coronary patient: Any health issue take them to a cardiologist/emergency/whatever. Don’t fsck around.

  50. Cassie of Sydney

    Lizzie, are you okay? Is Hairy okay?

  51. I would endorse the ambo option, Lizzie. It’s probably nothing, but there will be that one time where it’s not, and you shouldn’t play dice with the man upstairs.

  52. Diogenes

    sure about the vegan side – I was turned off by the hyperbole of “rotting flesh”, knowing that veggies start to turn not long after harvest too (depending on variety and handling).

    Reminds me of the priest in the ‘name of the rose’ who ate no vegetables… if meat goes green when it rotten, then green vegetables must therefore be rotten from the moment they are harvested

  53. cohenite

    should think carefully about judicious supplementation and lifestyle choices.

    People are perverse; Packer knew it would kill him but still had a steak. I’m lactose intolerant but eat Lindt because apart from being the best chocolate it is also not halal and in fact was second choice for the muslim terrorist.

    People play sport with an intensity which will cripple them later on. And I know women are no good for me but I still hang around them. I rely on placebo a lot.

  54. Snoopy

    The ABC has apologised after admitting it has been underpaying about 2,500 “flat-rate” casual staff over the past six years.

    So we can expect the Fair Work Commission to seek the application of a large court ordered financial penalty just like those 7 Eleven stores received?

  55. Bruce in WA

    Rule 1. Recent coronary patient: Any health issue take them to a cardiologist/emergency/whatever. Don’t fsck around.

    Lizzie, IR is spot on. After my stent, I was given a “priority pass” phone number to shortcut the usual BS and get straight through to coronary care. Don’t delay if at all worried. XX

  56. calli

    The ABC has apologised after admitting it has been underpaying about 2,500 “flat-rate” casual staff over the past six years.

    Can’t 1.5bn pa cover a payroll program?

  57. Mitch M.

    People are perverse

    I certainly am. I know a lot about health and nutrition but at a personal level I don’t care that much. I’m still healthy, no drugs(except the occasional booze\pot\tobacco indulgence), was pleasantly surprised that my return to the gym did not involve as much pain as I expected(but I’ve hurt my meniscus tendon darn it). But who friggin knows? I could fine today and getting CPR tomorrow.

  58. None

    I’m hoping Lizzie’s silence means the Cardio Clinic rang back, Cassie and that her husband is enough route to getting checked out.

  59. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #2903508, posted on January 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm
    I’m hoping Lizzie’s silence means the Cardio Clinic rang back, Cassie and that her husband is enough route to getting checked out.”

    Thanks None, I hope so too.

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Catallaxy really is like an online nursing home/RSL.

  61. Baldrick

    So we can expect the Fair Work Commission to seek the application of a large court ordered financial penalty just like those 7 Eleven stores received?

    Any bets of Bill saying the same thing about #TheirABC?

    Jane Norman ✔ @janeenorman (ABCNews)
    Opposition Leader @billshortenmp describes 7/11 scandal as “exploitation on an industrial scale” #ausvotes @abcnews

  62. Macbeth

    Lizzie, if you haven’t received that call from the cardio clinic, call an ambulance.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone got a cure for elbow tendinitis/bursitis?

  64. None

    Lizzie, if you haven’t received that call from the cardio clinic, call an ambulance.

    I’m going to second that. Lizzie, if your husband is now asleep you don’t have to worry about his consent, just ring the ambo.

  65. feelthebern

    Has your rash cleared up yet, IT?

  66. thefrolickingmole

    Peter Slipper appointed Brazilian consul for Tasmania.

    A Bazillian gets a Tasmanian?
    Isnt that the wrong way around?
    Tasmania gets a Brazilian?

    If it does will it resemble a single mussel rather than a jar?

  67. None

    IT- elbow bursitis just ice for a couple of days then warmth. If it goes red and especially if the redness goes down the arm from the elbow, the bursal sac is infected and you need to go to a doctor and get antibiotics

  68. Rae

    Beth @ 3.03pm

    Incurable wittering.

  69. C.L.

    Two stories at ABC Online’s Just In sidebar:

    ‘I live pay cheque to pay cheque’: How the US government shutdown is hurting workers

    ABC admits it underpaid casual employees

  70. Infidel Tiger

    Has your rash cleared up yet, IT?

    Which one?

  71. Catallaxy really is like an online nursing home/RSL.

    Two cat groupings-

    Group I – geriatrics
    Group II – care of geriatrics

    On left wing blogs the Group II is “euthanizing geriatrics”

  72. Stimpson J. Cat

    Catallaxy really is like an online nursing home/RSL

    Yes.
    It has begun IT.

    We need a culture of localism, artisans, intimacy.

  73. None

    It’s a wonder the ABC doesn’t run a story on the pay inequality within their organisation given the hundreds of thousands they pay a few top dogs in their collective versus the underpayment of casuals.

  74. feelthebern

    Accepting this Saudi teen a trap.
    If you are an Australian in any sunni controlled country, get out.
    The Saudi tit-for-tat will be swift.

  75. China Activates Ship Killer Missiles.
    Trump should put three carriers into the international waters that China says belong to them.
    Then go to Defcon 2 and launch on warning.
    Fuck’em.
    We went through “This is my last territorial demand in Europe.” shit with Hitler.
    Flatten every Chinese military facility they have. Except Darwin Port.

  76. Rae

    None. Nothing to wonder about. I have many friends.

    Btw. Dead to you. And your keyboard. So you said.

  77. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why are all of you Sane people sick?
    Is your health a reflection of your psyche?

    I’m curious.

    😁

  78. struth

    Anyone got a cure for elbow tendinitis/bursitis?

    Probably for you, it would be to become rich.

  79. feelthebern

    Dutton & ScoMo White Sneaker Man accept the Saudi teen tomorrow.
    10 Aussies get detained in the middle-east tomorrow.
    Dutton & ScoMo White Sneaker Man cop it.

    It’s a fucking trap.

  80. Anyone got a cure for elbow tendinitis/bursitis?

    Stop it. It will effect your eyesight too.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    None. Nothing to wonder about. I have many friends.

    Technically I am not sure those bodies in the morgue are your “friends”.

  82. C.L.

    Judge throws out Ashley Judd’s suit against Harvey Weinstein.
    She had claimed he crashed her career after she refused to massage him at a hotel meeting.
    The court heard she actually won two big roles in Weinstein films after the alleged incident.
    Her career crashed because she got old and lost her sex pot looks – plus she is a renowned wacko.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Fuck the Saudi brat.

    She disobeyed her father.

  84. None

    I thought it so cute that you were willing to own up that I wasn’t your sock puppet, Rae. When the trolls loathe me I know I’m winning. But that doesn’t give you a free pass to be a dog about another man’s life.

  85. feelthebern

    The Saudi’s butchered that weasel dick trouble maker like a hog.
    & got away with it.
    The Saudi’s will not give a shit about detaining a few dozen Aussies, or more likely have their client states do it for them.
    Unlike others, we have zero leverage to trade with those fuckers.
    Seriously, the House of Saud is the most evil apparatus on the planet today.

  86. Rae

    Vets are where it’s at.

    More money in being a vet. $800 for a cat abdominal ultrasound.

  87. Mitch M.

    I’m hoping Lizzie’s silence means the Cardio Clinic rang back, Cassie and that her husband is enough route to getting checked out.

    Hopefully. A friend came out of hospital with a fluctuating temperature. Two days later fighting for her life with peritonitis

  88. C.L.

    The trouble with Catallaxy nowadays is has become a chat forum for people who want somebody to ‘talk’ to all day. I’m reminded of Don Rickles’ intro to the Sinatra Roast. “It’s all over, Frank.”

  89. feelthebern

    Technically I am not sure those bodies in the morgue are your “friends”.

    If you wear their skin’s they become your friends.
    But only after you tuck your ball sack between your legs Buffalo Bill style.

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    My news business is actually going to be focused around Aged Care. It’s called Stimpys Spongebaths and we will be catering for all types of people with all types of packages, from the $30 Kero Delight to the $1000 Albino Yaks Milk Soak.
    We do gift cards if anyone is interested.

  91. stackja

    ABC management has been too busy with other matters, so couldn’t be concerned about casual pay rates.

  92. feelthebern

    Apostrophe crime.
    Sorry.
    Don’t tell Blair.

  93. C.L.

    smash your boobies in a fridge door

    But enough about Monty’s late night snacking accidents.

  94. None

    The trouble with Catallaxy nowadays is has become a chat forum for people who want somebody to ‘talk’ to all day. 

    So why aren’t you at work CL? Or is afternoon tea time at your age care home?

  95. thefrolickingmole

    Catallaxy really is like an online nursing home/RSL.

    Minus the prolapses and ever present urine smell (skin suit boys basement excluded)

  96. feelthebern

    Fuck the Saudi brat.

    Prefer not to.
    But she does have a Zoe Kravitz thing going on.
    That said, she is not our problem.

  97. Mitch M.

    Trump should put three carriers into the international waters that China says belong to them.
    Then go to Defcon 2 and launch on warning.
    Fuck’em.
    We went through “This is my last territorial demand in Europe.” shit with Hitler.
    Flatten every Chinese military facility they have. Except Darwin Port.

    It’s going to happen. I recently watched a youtube clip from Serpentza where he stated white people are definitely being pushed out of China, that the country is now erecting Soviet era styled propaganda motifs in the cities, and there is a general crackdown.

  98. None

    Technically I am not sure those bodies in the morgue are your “friends”.

    Nor are all those dolls under your bed with pins stuck in them.

  99. stackja

    C.L. – Catallaxy is what it is. Old Blair without Andrea.

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why aren’t you at Church None?

  101. feelthebern

    Trump should put three carriers into the international waters

    Won’t happen.
    The US Navy has spent more time in port over the past 2 years then anytime since Pearl Harbour.
    Stratfor releases a weekly table.
    Seriously, their navy is doing nothing.

    PS, does not include submarines.

  102. None

    C.L. – Catallaxy is what it is. Old Blair without Andrea

    No , catallaxy does not have the breadth, depth or reach of old Blair or even current Blair. It is also nothing like the Cat under Soon days.

  103. C.L.

    Don’t get all feline aggressive again, None. Calm down.
    The site used to feature the best written, most thoughtful debates and ad hoc essays on the internet. Now it’s a bunch of people discussing their health melodramas with strangers. There is nothing so borish and crass, conversationally speaking, quite aside from the fading philosophical purpose of the site.

  104. struth

    I reckon I could get struth to eat my pumpkin haloumi salad and come back for more. Despite it including Israeli cous cous.

    The secret is the caramelised bacon topping.

    Ah yes the old squeaky cheese.

    You sound like Mrs Struth.
    We have a BBQ.
    I buy sausages and steaks etc.
    I look down at the barbie and next thing I’m grilling chorizo (I think that’s how it’s spelled) and squeaky cheese, that’s just been dumped on the really hot part I was going to seal the steak etc.

    The reason for my outburst this morning, is I long for western food, now I’m not going away that much.
    I could always get a pub meal back then or cook up my own stuff, but Mrs Struth has a way of putting the wank (so to speak) in anything I cook.
    She is western but , well, she’s a bloody woman and they’re gullible social status tragics and she even recently cut her long hair off into one of those lefty bobs.

    Disgusting.
    Haven’t touched her since.
    Things aren’t going well here, and very soon she’ll try to push it too far with one of those silk scarves and maybe some red rimmed glasses and a fringe.

    It’s even got one of those longer stringy bits right at the front (her hair that is) that screams “female wanker approaching”.
    I’m going to cut it off during the night.
    She says I’m being silly and she didn’t mean to have it there, and will get it removed next haircut.
    I said, I’ll be talking to your tits from now on, to stop severe depression setting in.
    She said, from now on?

    It’s always a gradual thing.
    Women.
    You can’t live with them.
    The end.

  105. pete m

    Andrea was a sadistic B & D type with a heart of gold.

  106. None

    Why aren’t you at Church None?

    Which Church, Stimps? And why?

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Agreed.

    I have tried discussing the societal breakdown caused by corporatism and neo-liberalism and all I get is a bunch of old farts chiming in that they have had an adverse reaction to Smeckler’s Powder and their hemorrhoids seem to respond better to cold spoons than direct ice contact.

  108. calli

    Why would I hang out at the RSL?

    Full of Boomers.

  109. pete m

    the us navy is saving a fortune from meandering around the world inflicting thousands of drunk sailors on the ladies of various ports. The more they stay in port the better for the rest of us.

  110. struth

    I reckon I could get struth to eat my pumpkin haloumi salad and come back for more. Despite it including Israeli cous cous.

    The secret is the caramelised ba-con topping.

    Ah yes the old squeaky che-ese.

    You sound like Mrs Struth.
    We have a B-B-Q.
    I buy sausages and steaks etc.
    I look down at the bar-bie and next thing I’m grilling chor-izo (I think that’s how it’s spelled) and squeaky cheese, that’s just been dumped on the really hot part I was going to seal the steak etc.

    The reason for my outburst this morning, is I long for western food, now I’m not going away that much.
    I could always get a pub meal back then or cook up my own stuff, but Mrs Struth has a way of putting the wa-nk (so to speak) in anything I cook.
    She is western but , well, she’s a bloody woman and they’re gulli-ble social status tragics and she even recently cut her long hair off into one of those lefty bobs.

    Disg-usting.
    Haven’t touched her since.
    Things aren’t going well here, and very soon she’ll try to push it too far with one of those silk scarves and maybe some red rimmed glasses and a fri-nge.

    It’s even got one of those longer stringy bits right at the front (her hair that is) that screams “female wan-ker approaching”.
    I’m going to cut it off during the night.
    She says I’m being silly and she didn’t mean to have it there, and will get it removed next haircut.
    I said, I’ll be talking to your tits from now on, to stop severe depression setting in.
    She said, from now on?

    It’s always a grad-ual thing.
    Women.
    You can’t live with them.
    The end.

    Hyphens added to escape moderation

  111. pete m

    IT, which do you recommend?

  112. Boambee John

    incoherent rambler
    #2903388, posted on January 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm
    Sheer random chance Mitch.

    statistics – life is interesting when you don’t live inside the normal distribution

    If you are the triplets Mitch mentioned, there is no joy in being a statistical anomaly.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Catallaxy really is like an online nursing home/RSL

    Here’s one for the latter Cat-egory!

    US Navy Fires Hypervelocity Projectiles Through Destroyer’s Guns

    The US Navy has reportedly fired hypervelocity projectiles intended for electromagnetic railguns out of a 40-year-old deck gun that is standard issue on many cruisers and destroyers in hopes of providing a low-cost defense solution against drones and cruise missiles, a new report says.

    Twenty hypervelocity projectiles were fired from the USS Dewey (DDG-105), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, as part of a test conducted by the US Navy and the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), unnamed officials told USNI News Monday.

    Range 50 nautical miles from a bog standard 155mm howitzer, likely with seeking ability…

  114. None

    Me: It is also nothing like the Cat under Soon days.

    C.L. what is passive aggressive anti- feline throw away : The site used to feature …

    I will accept your apology when you’re ready

  115. Leigh Lowe

    PETER VAN ONSELEN
    If ever an American president had a mandate for a policy, surely it is Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall across the border with Mexico.

    Holy crap. I’ve hit my head real hard. I’m seeing weird stuff now.

    Pretty much an immutable truth.
    Lefties can argue all sorts of subjective points – it is wrong, it is immoral, it is economically damaging, whatever – but they can’t argue he doesn’t have a mandate for a wall.
    He shouted it loud and proud and long during the campaign.

  116. Washington Post calls for all of Trump’s speeches to be censored

    Instead, whatever news is produced can be presented in context with facts woven in from the start: Truth first.

    I can just imagine the offices at the WaPo with all these pneumatic tubes delivering instructions to the j’ismers thus;

    Trump Speech 17.3.2017 speech malreported; Orange Man Bad, migrants good. Rectify
    Trump Speech 19.12.2017 Markets up. Doubleplusungood. Ref Russia, Stormy, Russia, Flynn, Russia
    State of Union Address 14.2.2018 miniplenty, recall crumbs. malquoted payrises, rectify
    Trump Speech 9.1.2019 border wall doubleplusungood. OMB, Trump unperson. Rewrite; Immoral wall, replace picture – crying toddler at border, dead boy on beach, protest, pussy hat, Republican = Nazi, collusion, Stormy climate, change collusion, climate change, stormy climate, change collusion, impeach 45, collusion, fortify, hottest year evah, fortify degrees, in peach fortify, stormy peach pussy wall Russia 45 proof vodka dead immoral Nazi border collusion Trump ass bitch butthole

  117. struth

    I responded to you Calli, and never said a naughty word but went into moderation again.
    Getting the feeling I’ve been too critical of the doomlord.

  118. feelthebern

    IT has a peculiar way for treating the wind chimes.
    Resembles a jail-house shower.

  119. Stimpson J. Cat

    The site used to feature the best written, most thoughtful debates and ad hoc essays on the internet.

    So I have to ask, why haven’t all of you geniuses passed on these mighty intellects and passions for debate and reason to your children, and why aren’t they here?
    Why is this site merely a rusted ruin infested with the old, the sick, the moderators, and the mad?

    What great change have you all wrought?

    Or is it mere words in the wind?

  120. pete m

    CL, you’d have to add Helen to your Aussie women to be admired list. A treasure.

    on Corporations, have you seen the documentary funnily enough called “Corporations”?

    Shows how their power and influence is overtaking society.

    I would stop them from funding any politician.

    I would look at breaking them down under anti-trust provisions when they get too big for any market.

    I would also look at stopping non-individual shareholders from having all the say on their operations – just a bunch of mates helping each other out and the little guys get shafted.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Which Church, Stimps? And why?

    The Catholic Church.
    Because you’re a None.

    This is not rocket science.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Agreed.

    I have tried discussing the societal breakdown caused by corporatism and neo-liberalism and all I get is a bunch of old farts chiming in that they have had an adverse reaction to Smeckler’s Powder and their hemorrhoids seem to respond better to cold spoons than direct ice contact.

    Putting the tube of hemorrhoid cream in the vegetable crisper overnight works a treat.
    Also the cracks in the carrots and parsnips heal up.
    You’re welcome.

  123. None

    The cat still features essays and well-thought-out posts as well as these open threads btw. No one asks you to read these open threads CL. Why not change your famed I don’t scroll up to scroll past?

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Washington Post calls for all of Trump’s speeches to be censored

    He is winning.
    We cannot beat his arguments.
    Orangeman must be gagged.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    on Corporations, have you seen the documentary funnily enough called “Corporations”?

    Shows how their power and influence is overtaking society.

    I would stop them from funding any politician.

    I would look at breaking them down under anti-trust provisions when they get too big for any market.

    I would also look at stopping non-individual shareholders from having all the say on their operations – just a bunch of mates helping each other out and the little guys get shafted.

    This is a must.

    The US used to do this brilliantly.

    We need to smash the corporate state to smithereens.

    A return to localism, artisans and personal commercial relationships is the only way we can survive.

  126. None

    This is not rocket science.

    indeed it isn’t STiMPS. I know I’m a None. In which case at what point in time am I ever not at church?

  127. calli

    Hemorhhoid cream contains an active ingredient that cools and reduces wasp stings. 😀

    [just to annoy IT]

  128. None

    Have you noticed that orange man has gone with the grey look lately which I think suits him better ( yeah I know the media used to doctor his photos but he seems to have given up on the fake tans and hair dye)

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cats know most of what this article is saying, but I link it for two reasons. The first is a nice debunking of FDR’s New Deal myth using Canadian data.

    The “Green New Deal” Debunked

    And the second reason is it has a great pic of Calli’s lefty twin sister.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Hemorhhoid cream contains an active ingredient that cools and reduces wasp stings. 

    Yes, but if you keep your trousers on you won’t get stung there.

  131. Stimpson J. Cat

    In which case at what point in time am I ever not at church?

    In the shower.

  132. feelthebern

    Putting the tube of hemorrhoid cream in the vegetable crisper overnight works a treat.
    Also the cracks in the carrots and parsnips heal up.

    Leigh Lowe wins the internet today.

  133. Stimpson J. Cat

    You do shower right?
    Sometimes you need to wash that mouth of yours out with soap.

  134. feelthebern

    2 for 2.
    A regular Don Rickles.

  135. Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2903458, posted on January 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm
    Would make an interesting documentary.

    Indeed, looking at the issue about who had superiority in the Channel at the time, the Royal Navy, or the Luftwaffe.

    Luftwaffe close to parity by day, the RN ruled by night. If the British were willing to lose multiple destroyers at Dunkirk, how many would they be willing to lose to break an invasion? They probably could have put up to 40 destroyers and half a dozen light cruisers among the invasion fleet the first night, and several battleships of the Home Fleet from Scapa Flow by the third or fourth night. Much of the Kriegsmarine was destroyed or put into dockyards for repairs by the Norwegian campaign, so not much fire support could have been provided by them.

  136. feelthebern

    Footage of Leigh Lowe.

  137. Feelthebern;

    Fuck the Saudi brat.

    Prefer not to.
    But she does have a Zoe Kravitz thing going on.
    That said, she is not our problem.

    Are there any bikini photos of her anywhere?
    Tits or GTFO.

  138. Rae

    he seems to have given up on the fake tans and hair dye

    Lol. Time to buy a colour TV.

  139. Infidel Tiger

    I wonder if hemorrhoid cream would work on my elbow tendinitis?

  140. EvilElvis

    Only sheila I know who can hold six bricks between her hands, and wear 4″ heel workboots.

    Stop it! I can feel another ‘Mills and Boon’ coming on…

  141. struth

    Don’t get all feline aggressive again, None. Calm down.
    The site used to feature the best written, most thoughtful debates and ad hoc essays on the internet. Now it’s a bunch of people discussing their health melodramas with strangers. There is nothing so borish and crass, conversationally speaking, quite aside from the fading philosophical purpose of the site.

    My joking around about food has a serious side.

    All the left have regarding multiculturalism is this claim that we were all eating boring bland food before we imported the trash that we have imported.

    It was all so terrible back in the days before invasion, regarding food, and I say that is bullshit, and our food was fantastic, hearty and other cultures longed for it.

    I put the current “cultural food” bullshit down to a hatred of the west.
    It is no different to the mentality that sees lefties fawn over what is obviously sub standard in comparison to the west, for example aboriginal culture.
    They grandstand about food in exactly the same way for exactly the same reasons.

  142. feelthebern

    I knew a guy who used to rub deep heat on his balls before a footy game.
    Didn’t last long with the team.
    Not sure why.

  143. stackja

    This Soon is unknown to me.

  144. feelthebern

    PS, when I say football, it was the real football, the round ball variety.

  145. JC

    vr

    On a serious note you wouldn’t touch the Empire State with a barge poll. Maintence of these older buildings would be a financial nightmare.

    I recall when Trump bought the Plaza hotel and he later said it was one of the decisions he made because of maintence issues.

  146. C.L.

    Ten years in development, Robomart is cute and sophisticated but I can’t see it taking off.

  147. Mitch M.

    I have tried discussing the societal breakdown caused by corporatism and neo-liberalism and all I get is a bunch of old farts chiming in that they have had an adverse reaction to Smeckler’s Powder and their hemorrhoids seem to respond better to cold spoons than direct ice contact.

    And you expect debate here? I thought this site was the Aus beacon for corporate and neo-liberal adulation. I don’t visit here that often now because it is more like social media than an active discussion forum. I’ve tried putting up different links to stimulate discussion and that sometimes work so thanks to those who respond.

    All is not lost C.L. Revival is possible.

  148. JC

    Could you imagine renovation work being done and the asbestos remediation requirements. I’d hate to think of the cost. Of course, you would always build that in the price.

  149. Gab

    I wonder if hemorrhoid cream would work on my elbow tendinitis?

    Of course it will. H Cream is also used under the eyes to reduce bags.

  150. stackja

    Sooners is the name given to settlers who entered the Unassigned Lands in what is now the state of Oklahoma before the official start of the Land Rush of 1889.

  151. C.L.

    Me: It is also nothing like the Cat under Soon days.

    I don’t recall you being here in the Soon days.

  152. calli

    On corporations vs small “artisans”:

    You can operate quite a profitable small building business in the current circumstances, but it’s getting more and more difficult.

    All the pressure comes from government in all its tiers. At the moment, I’m trying to get my insurance updated to reflect the big increase in turnover we had last year. Naturally, they want a massive cash injection, and of course expect that I have a lazy $50k laying around twiddling its thumbs. Unless I get the cover, I can’t take on more work, even though I HAVE NEVER HAD A CLAIM.

    Younger ones coming into the business haven’t got a hope of financing it, so now you’ve got a plethora of cranky old builders retiring and no bright eyed and bushy tailled ones taking their place.

    Except for a narrow few. Seems Dodgy Brothers Apartment Builders can knock up rubbish and disappear before it all falls down. If I said such stuff might be the result of certain imported attitudes, I might be considered a waaaaacist.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903602, posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    I wonder if hemorrhoid cream would work on my elbow tendinitis?

    Jeez.
    Yet another one on this site who doesn’t know his arse from his elbow.

  154. elbow tendinitis

    All the retirees line up at the equine shop for horse liniment.

    Seriously.

  155. None

    I’ve been here under different names CL.

  156. JC

    A return to localism, artisans and personal commercial relationships is the only way we can survive.

    That would halve living standards.

  157. EvilElvis

    I knew a guy who used to rub deep heat on his balls before a footy game.

    Is that how you got your stage name?

  158. Infidel Tiger

    And you expect debate here? I thought this site was the Aus beacon for corporate and neo-liberal adulation

    I too once swooned that “the market ” knew all.

    The scales have well and truly fallen from mine eyes.

  159. Harken Now

    It was all so terrible back in the days before invasion, regarding food, and I say that is bullshit, and our food was fantastic, hearty and other cultures longed for it.

    Pauline Hanson has male bogan competition, we see. “I don’t like it”.

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    I would buy ITs Artisan Handmade Hemorrhoid Cream.
    Where May I purchase such a thing, my good fellow?

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ve been here under different names CL.

    Well then say the names.
    Don’t be shy now.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern
    #2903599, posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Footage of Leigh Lowe.

    Whooooa!
    You know Sinc’s rules about posting identifying material about other posters!

  163. JC

    stackja
    #2903607, posted on January 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    This Soon is unknown to me

    Nothing personal stack, they would have remained unknown, because he would have booted you very early in the piece.

  164. bespoke

    I’ve tried putting up different links to stimulate discussion and that sometimes work so thanks to those who respond.

    Well I read that link about recovered memory from ancestors you posted last month, I thought it problematic. Happy?

  165. Infidel Tiger

    That would halve living standards.

    You have no idea what you are talking about.

    It now requires to incomes to achieve less than half of what previous generations took for granted.

    Name one building or home built in the last 50 years that will be as desirable as anything built a hundred years ago?

    We have traded our way of life for trinkets and plastic dog shit. Depressed, drugged and drunk out of gourds, all to escape the vacuous existence we have chosen.

    There is a better way and it begins with a great number of public executions and a return to admiring beautiful and well made things by real craftsmen.

  166. calli

    Hot glue guns aren’t bad either.

    Nothing beats Ramset though. I’m convinced there’s a medical use.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    That should be the new rule:

    Talk Smack, Get IT’s Cream For Your Crack.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    The scales have well and truly fallen from mine eyes.

    Haemorrhoid cream is great for scaly eye as well.
    Or is that Betadine?
    Or maybe Raleigh’s All Purpose Salve for Man and Beast?
    I have to start labelling stuff properly.
    And maybe stop storing topical medicines in the kitchen too.

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    Depressed, drugged and drunk out of gourds, all to escape the vacuous existence we have chosen.

    There is a reason vidya games are the most popular and profitable form of entertainment.

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Mercurochrome was the last great medicine.

    Everything since has been corporate swill.

  171. JC

    Artie

    I recall in the old days what Fleeced once said. It was fleeced who picked you as the one to move from the
    dark side to the federation.

  172. Mitch M.

    Duct tape fixes anything.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    I found this old picture of LL

    Just in case anyone is wondering, I am the one on the right dressed in green.

  174. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2903596, posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    You do shower right?
    Sometimes you need to wash that mouth of yours out with soap.

    You’re a remarkably uninformed Catholic, Stimps. Either that or you have a very small god. I cannot think of any place in the universe where my god is not. For the record and here’s a trigger warning for struth, ethnics use pepper on the tongue. Not soap. So much for your universal church as well.

    For the record, too, the Old Testament meaning the Hebrew bible, the Tanakh – would probably give petals like you conniptions if you ever read it in Hebrew. And Jesus himself was not averse to calling the odd woman a dog.

    I like my world straight up, no nice.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Artie

    I recall in the old days what Fleeced once said. It was fleeced who picked you as the one to move from the
    dark side to the federation.

    I’m reconsidering everything.

    I’ve given myself an audit.

  176. feelthebern

    I’ve given myself an audit.

    Tom Cruise style?

  177. dover_beach

    The attempted Purge continues:

    Oxford students demand university fire famed philosophy prof for ‘homophobia’:

    OXFORD, England, January 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A leading Catholic moral theologian and natural law expert is facing a campaign from college students to oust him from a faculty position for his purported “extremely discriminatory views against groups of disadvantaged people” and for “being particularly homophobic and transphobic.”

    A petition for John Finnis to be removed from his academic position at Oxford University cites his “discriminatory conduct.”

    The petition lists “hateful statements” from Finnis regarding homosexuality made between 1992 and 2011, and also accuses him of racism and xenophobia.

    This will not end well.

  178. Boambee John

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903641, posted on January 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm
    Mercurochrome was the last great medicine.

    Wot about Black Ointment (ichthyol and glycerine)?

  179. JC

    Name one building or home built in the last 50 years that will be as desirable as anything built a hundred years ago?

    I can think of lots. Without boasting, ours will be around in 100 years time because it began to be copied. I can think of lots of others but you won’t like them.

    Present day good architecture is unbeatable.

  180. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ve tried putting up different links to stimulate discussion and that sometimes work so thanks to those who respond.

    Look let’s be honest.
    Most people simply aren’t capable of appreciating the sheer majestic brilliance of my comments and links.
    But that’s OK.
    Eventually you will all understand and cry tears of joy thanking the Creator for the honor of being born in the same era as me.
    But I don’t do it for the accolades after all.

    😁

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    For those Cats who are looking for places overseas, and who don’t mind learning Spanish, this article is interesting.

    The Rise Of Socialism: Standing On The Shoulders Of Morons

    I’ve spent the last several days in this quaint Colombian city near the Venezuelan border (though I’m presently at the airport, en route to Chile for a board meeting).

    As I’ve discussed several times in the past, Colombia is great. It’s naturally gorgeous, incredibly cheap, and full of interesting opportunities.

    The country has recently emerged from decades of civil war. And the rebuilding efforts will have a profound impact on the economy… most notably with the national infrastructure.

    Colombia’s highways are pitiful.

    The distance from here to Bogota is barely 400 kilometers– it shouldn’t be more than a 3-4 hour drive. But it takes almost nine hours thanks to the terrible highways.

    He hasn’t been to Australia recently it appears…

    Colombia is still cheap today.

    I spent the weekend in the mountains outside of Bucaramanga looking at real estate projects where, for example, a plush family home on more than an acre lot in an upscale community ran less than USD $70,000.

    A nice read. AOC and the Krugtron get a mention too.

  182. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2903596, posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    You do shower right?
    Sometimes you need to wash that mouth of yours out with soap.

    You’re a remarkably uninformed Catholic, Stimps. Either that or you have a very small god. I cannot think of any place in the universe where my god is not. Sorry about yours. For the record – and here’s a trigger warning for struth – ethnics use pepper on the tongue. Not soap. So much for your universal church as well.

    For the record, too, the Old Testament meaning the H-brew bible, the Tanakh – would probably give petals like you conniptions if you ever read it in H-brew instead of your soft soap translation. And Jesus himself was not averse to calling the odd woman a dog.

    I like my world straight up, no nice, too.

    Overturning tables and driving people out with whips might also be considered within the realm of possibilities.

  183. cohenite

    I’ve tried putting up different links to stimulate discussion and that sometimes work so thanks to those who respond.

    It’s the end times so folk are defaulting to the truly important stuff: hemorrhoids, stormy daniels and Fraser Anning; don’t fight it.

  184. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903641, posted on January 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm
    Mercurochrome was the last great medicine.

    My Mum used to by it by the four gallon drum.
    There is not a photo of me from Primary School days without at least two knees/knuckles/forehead either bleeding freely or carrying a smear of yesterday’s mercurochrome.
    I clearly am not related to the British royals as I would have bled to death in prep if I was.
    I swear to God, if a kid turned up to a doctor bearing the scrapes and grazes we copped in the schoolyard, they would call Community Services straight away.
    (Actually, I am now starting to worry a little bit about what the “mercuro” part of mercurochrome actually was).

  185. Infidel Tiger

    Architecture p0rn.

    http://kkaa.co.jp/works/architecture/glass-wood-house/

    This will last for ever.

    That is exquisite. Artisan even.

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    I love it when you think you are the one true Catholic None.
    It’s cute.

  187. feelthebern

    That house was part of an exhibit at the NGV.
    Top floor of the NGV has some top notch stuff at the moment.

    The rest of the place was less than inspiring.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    I withdraw my celebrity endorsement for Raleigh’s products.
    At AUD 99.00 for two tins of snake-oil salve, it looks like it has been taken over by Belle Gibson.

  189. None

    I love it when you think you are the one true Catholic None.
    It’s cute.

    I never said I was, Stimps. Besides, Mr N is.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern
    #2903656, posted on January 10, 2019 at 5:24 pm
    Architecture p0rn.
    http://kkaa.co.jp/works/architecture/glass-wood-house/
    This will last for ever.

    I’ll bet the cantilevered deck hasn’t sagged 3 inches either.

  191. None

    I’d like to know who those students are Dover.

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    Your husband really should take you in hand.
    It’s unseemly for a woman to carry on in such a fashion on a public website.
    Maybe some ironing or gardening to tame that quarrelsome tone.
    😁

  193. Confused Old Misfit

    Stimpson,
    That technique is, or should be, beneath you.

  194. dover_beach

    Yellow Vests go on the offensive: And they are targeting one of the obvious vulnerabilities of the liberal imperialists:
    Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.

    “If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials’ worst nightmare.”

    Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt the movement’s Citizens’ Referendum Initiative, which would allow citizens to propose and vote on new laws.

    They are indefatigable.

  195. thefrolickingmole

    Hemorrhoid cream is also really good on minor burns.

    Cold spoons can be used as an emergency contraceptive. (If you whack it hard enough with the spoon theres no chance of intercourse)

  196. Infidel Tiger

    Yellow Vests go on the offensive: And they are targeting one of the obvious vulnerabilities of the liberal imperialists:
    Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.

    “If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials’ worst nightmare.”

    Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt the movement’s Citizens’ Referendum Initiative, which would allow citizens to propose and vote on new laws.

    Godspeed, you magnificent maniacs.

  197. None

    It’s unseemly for a woman to carry on in such a fashion on a public website.

    what fashion? Unseemly to whom?

  198. JC

    What are the policies / ideas the yellow vs coalescing around. No one seems to know.

  199. None

    God bless the yellow vests they should have just gone ahead without warning anyone in case the banks just refuse to hand over the money or the government slaps on some restrictions like they did in Greece. Plus you don’t want a million and one illegals knowing that everybody is walking around cashed-up.

  200. None

    The yellow vests won their battle against the petrol tax JC.

  201. Tintarella di Luna

    Wot about Black Ointment (ichthyol and glycerine)?

    Wot abotu gentian violet?

  202. None

    Cold spoons can be used as an emergency contraceptive. (If you whack it hard enough with the spoon theres no chance of intercourse)

    Aspirin is also a very good contraceptive. Just get the girl to hold an aspirin between her knees.

  203. bespoke

    calli
    #2903636, posted on January 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    Hot glue guns aren’t bad either.
    Nothing beats Ramset though. I’m convinced there’s a medical use.

    And super glue, pee and walking it off.

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson,
    That technique is, or should be, beneath you.

    What technique?
    She has a lot to say, she’s a big girl, she can look after herself.
    If she doesn’t like it here at the Catallaxy Mens Shed she can start her own Women’s Shed.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    They are lunatics, but I still love them.

  206. Infidel Tiger

    80% of their policies are magnifique.

  207. Mark A

    calli

    You wanted to see Arky at the sewing machine.
    Video.

  208. None

    Calm down Stimos. Misfit is referring to your new technique: Talk Smack, Get IT’s Cream For Your Crack.

  209. Just read an SF story where we meet an Alien race and they want to buy the secret of Universal Fixing Tool and they’ll swap us antigravity and fusion power for it.
    The problem is that they don’t describe what UFT is, and no one can work it out.
    Turns out that their engineers and soldiers had seen it used to plug a sucking chest wound, hold together two pipes, etc etc.
    Turned out to be Duct tape.

  210. None

    IT – yellow vests don’t have an official account or an official set of demands and that website is just the rantings of a small group of anarchists who have hijacked the yellow vest movement.

  211. JC

    They have a set of good policies which are directly contradicted by another set.

    Stupid

  212. Boambee John:

    Wot about Black Ointment (ichthyol and glycerine)?

    Much better than magnoplasm for a drawing ointment.

  213. bespoke

    Most of them are crap IT but I like this one.

    Guarantee citizens’ liberty by including in the constitution a complete prohibition on state interference in their decisions concerning education, health and family matters

    If they had that they wouldn’t ask for the other stuff like “Ban plastic bottles and other polluting packaging”

  214. Confused Old Misfit

    They have a set of good policies which are directly contradicted by another set.

    Stupid

    Perhaps something has been lost in translation?
    Perhaps not.
    Nevertheless, Stupid.

  215. dover_beach

    I’d like to know who those students are Dover.

    None, I doubt they are students from his class. They appear to be student activists frm Oxford attempting to purge university of those with contrary views.

  216. Stimpson J. Cat

    Calm down Stimos. Misfit is referring to your new technique: Talk Smack, Get IT’s Cream For Your Crack.

    I don’t think he is.
    Who were you before and why were you banned again None?
    Was it for being a quarrelsome woman and behaving unseemly?

    😁

  217. None

    The trouble is Dover, the law would probably be in their favour. There is nothing to protect academic freedom after all. It’s just outrageous.

  218. dover_beach

    The Yellow Vest demands. A dog’s breakfast.

    Who cares. Win the war and then settle the terms of the peace.

  219. Stimpson J. Cat

    IT – yellow vests don’t have an official account or an official set of demands and that website is just the rantings of a small group of anarchists who have hijacked the yellow vest movement.

    This.

  220. None

    Why do you think I’m a woman, Stimpson? And who appointed you as God’s police and Catallaxy’s whore?

  221. Ellen of Tasmania

    Apparently, there is a Yellow Vest movement in Australia as well with protests planned for 19.1.19:

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/yellow-vest-movement-spreads-to-australia/

    Their demands seem a little more circumspect than the French lot.

    This lists Canada’s Yellow Vest demands:

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/civil-unrest/yellow-vests-becoming-world-wide-movement/

  222. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2903698, posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:08 pm
    The Yellow Vest demands. A dog’s breakfast.

    The gilets jaune are just smart enough to see that things are going wrong and getting worse, but not remotely smart enough to see why. The socialism they’ve been demanding for years, and are still.demanding, is the source of the present mess.

    Best if they hang their entire political class from lamp-posts and start again.

  223. None

    Canberra’s dull and boring facade seems to have rather a seedy underbelly.

    no surprise Zulu. Most politicians and public Servants who visit Canberra head for Fyshwick or dial a ho from there. What these smart Prix don’t get is that legalised prostitution is the best cover for sex trafficking and they’re everywhere where legalize prostitution has been introduced sex trafficking increases. The most effective model that I know of is the Scandinavian model where they’re actually also go after the pump is not just the pimps and the prostitutes. I can’t think of anything more disgusting and anti women ( and often anti boys as well given they often make up a significant group in sex trafficking) than having a minister for brothels.

  224. Harlequin Decline

    Received this from one of my Singaporean-Chinese friends-

    Amidst its prohibitively high cost of living, Singapore’s ministers like Khaw Boon Wan and Mah Bow Tan have openly urged their citizens to send their parents to old folks homes in JB.
    One such Singaporean family obediently complies with the directive, and sends their father to an old folks home in Johore Bahru.
    After six months, they don’t feel good about it and decide to go and check it out. After all, it’s Malaysia …..
    Upon seeing their father in JB, the first question they ask the old man is, “Ah Pa, how the ‘chiu hoo kia’ (a derogatory term for Malaysians) here treat you?”
    “I’m ok here. People here have respect for one another. I like it here.”
    “True or not?”, the son asks in disbelieve.
    “Are you sure? This is Malaysia leh!”, the daughter could not believe in what she hears.
    “True lah, let me explain.” The father clarifies, “You see, there is a retired judge staying here with us. He hasn’t heard a case for the last five years, yet everyone here still calls him Tuan Hakim.”
    “Then there is a retired teacher here with us. He hasn’t taught a class for the last eight years, yet everybody here still calls him Cikgu.”
    “And there is a retired violinist here. He hasn’t played the instrument for ten years, everyone here still calls him Meastro.”
    “As for me, I haven’t had sex for the last fifteen years, everyone here still calls me the fucking Singaporean.”

  225. dover_beach

    The trouble is Dover, the law would probably be in their favour. There is nothing to protect academic freedom after all. It’s just outrageous.

    This is precisely what ‘reform’ of the law re homosexuality entailed. It wasn’t just normalizing this or that conduct but also granting to people that engage in such conduct ‘protected’ status.

  226. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why do you think I’m a woman, Stimpson? And who appointed you as God’s police and Catallaxy’s whore?

    You said you have a husband.
    That’s not what I asked.
    Try again.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ll watch Ben later I’m at work.
    He deserves my full attention and nothing less for analysis of his calibre.

  228. None

    Agree Diver and I fear it’s going to get worse before it’s going to get better. This is just the 21st century version of The Cult of Antinous after all.

  229. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just listened to and looked at Niall Ferguson’s take on the take-over of the whole educational system by Marxist interpretations of history, via Sinc’s new thread. Very good to see his reasoned approach, and terrible to have to agree with him about how very successful the left have been in this, their own ‘Imperialism’.

    Also impressed by how much this man looks like my own Hairy; always used to and still does.
    Poor old Hairy though right now is busy with the football, says he’s feeling better, but that he will see our own GP tomorrow morning for a blood test and assessment, which I suggested he do this arvo. Haven’t heard from the cardiologist yet, but the head nurse in the unit told me these stents can sometimes flare up other things – Hairy has a marked redness on his left ankle now, and is limping, although his temperature seems down. Also an unnoticed cut on this foot, a bit infected I think. He’s had DVT’s in both legs previously and now is on additional blood thinners.

    If only men could be sensible like women. Any woman with his history would have been down to the GP, at the least, asap today. And not cause their wives untold worry, I’ve said, glaring at him. I will get our son and daughter onto his case too; he does listen to them, sometimes, now they are older. If only the various major ‘private’ hospitals would provide the just-discharged with a card for a quick assessment in a private emergency unit (or back in the ward) rather than relying on their clientele turning up to sit for six hours with the mob in the public emergency. Of course it’s elitist, but men like Hairy just won’t do that. Hairy’s major hospital offers no such private emergency unit. Nor would he allow me to call an ambulance unless he was flat out on his back (which he nearly was and which I will do if he temps again). Somewhere the system is not well-organized for the post-operative care they once used to give within those longer hospital stays.

  230. Infidel Tiger

    The closure and destruction of all universities can’t come soon enough.

    We are well on the way.

  231. None

    You said you have a husband.
    That’s not what I asked.
    Try again.

    Go back and check what I said and what you asked.

  232. Stimpson J. Cat

    Go back and check what I said and what you asked.

    No.
    You are incredibly annoying and wasting my time.

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One such Singaporean family obediently complies with the directive, and sends their father to an old folks home in Johore Bahru.
    After six months, they don’t feel good about it and decide to go and check it out. After all, it’s Malaysia …..
    Upon seeing their father in JB, the first question they ask the old man is, “Ah Pa, how the ‘chiu hoo kia’ (a derogatory term for Malaysians) here treat you?”

    I’m remembering the fracas in the mid Nineties, when a prominent Singaporean politician referred to Johore Bahru as “being full of carjackers and drug smugglers.” By way of retribution, the Malaysian Government is supposed to have financed a rather salacious publication “No Money, No Honey – Sex For Sale in Singapore.” Available in all good bookshops in K.L.

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