Wednesday Forum: January 9, 2019

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  1. Mother Lode

    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.

    Along the border, not across it, you fucking fathead.

  2. None

    Lizzie, glad to hear Hairy is ok even though he’s put you through the mill today. Remember once he’s unconscious, unless he has a do not resuscitate order, all bets are off. You can call whoever you like. I hope you have a restful night tonight without any dramas.

  3. egg_

    And to think how I used to enjoy Egg’s comments here way, way back.
    That was of course before I was called out as Grigory’s mother, as well as the many other iterations by the many.

    Is None your angry alter ego, hence its bile for Dot, who took you to task over Moree baths, etc.?

  4. Stimpson J. Cat

    If only men could be sensible like women.

    If only women all had real t®ts.

  5. harrys on the boat

    M0nty is spreading his filth over on twitter, pretending he’s an authority on tech. Told someone they have “no fucking idea” with not a single fact or rebuttal to support his claim. Arse clown.

  6. calli

    Arky’s sewing machine work is awesome. He even put in channels for the wire.

    I see he used hessian instead of horsehair and cheated with foam instead of cotton wadding. His circus, his monkeys.

    Well done!

  7. egg_

    Do they allow smartphone access in the Pastor Fred Phelps psych ward?

  8. Bruce of Newcastle

    The modern Woolies store opened on Wednesday selling ready-made meals and barista-made coffee, and is part of the major supermarket’s play to occupy high-density areas in Australia’s largest cities.

    Progressives are known for adopting stuff about ten years after they called it worse than Satan.
    I love it that they’re now taking to Woolies.
    A decade and they’ll all be obese bogans.

  9. None

    Egg why don’t you go beat up your own mother instead of abusing P, you cowardly little s***? Why do I know without a shadow of a doubt ythat you’ve spent time inside for assauting women?

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    a return to admiring beautiful and well made things by real craftsmen.

    Aha. Explains my recent purchase of that Royal Albert gold-rimmed cup and the Poole Pottery William Morris mugs. Made in Merry Englande still, think ye? Nay. The small print says made for these antique potters – in Indonesia and China. All is ersatz, IT, and nothing is as it seems.

  11. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sock Puppets disgust me.
    They are absolutely degenerate Haram.
    Bye kids.

  12. egg_

    Harken Now
    #2903431, posted on January 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm
    Hark!: That IT, again:

    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.

    How many Scientists does it take to change the climate?

  13. None

    ARKY could work on a sewing machine technique though Calli and let the feeder do the work and just guide instead of pulling it through. But otherwise a very nice job I think.

  14. calli

    Arky’s Upholstery Sweatshop

  15. egg_

    None
    #2903733, posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:49 pm
    Egg why don’t you go beat…

    Stop beating it, troll.

  16. calli

    I hope he has a jeans needle in that sucker. A walking foot wood help too.

  17. Tel

    They are lunatics, but I still love them.
    80% of their policies are magnifique.

    The fundamental problem of humanity encapsulated right there: getting people to believe in arithmetic.

    * A constitutional cap on taxes – at 25%
    * Increase of 40% in the basic pension and social welfare
    * Increase hiring in public sector to re-establish public services
    * Massive construction projects to house 5 million homeless, and severe penalties for mayors/prefectures that leave people on the streets
    * Break up the ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks, re-separate regular banking from investment banking
    * Cancel debts accrued through usurious rates of interest

    You can’t have big spending programs unless you also tax someone, and the British and Germans don’t want to pay. That leaves no one to pay for this.

    Frexit: Leave the EU to regain our economic, monetary and political sovereignty (In other words, respect the 2005 referendum result, when France voted against the EU Constitution Treaty, which was then renamed the Lisbon Treaty, and the French people ignored)

    Yes, that makes a lot of sense.

    Scrupulously respect international law and the treaties we have signed.

    Retards. The whole point of leaving the EU is that you DON’T respect the treaty you signed.

    Far Kimme. Hopefully Macron hires a few ronin Chinese tank commanders because these protesters are morons.

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The shopping trollies at Double Bay Woolworths have had coffee holders on them for yonks. Now they also have an iPhone holder so’s you can check off your list as you go, or offer your list to a minion for home delivery. Picking up your order made online is also very popular, while the streets are buzzing at odd hours with Woolies trucks delivering stuff people have forgotten, or big loads they don’t want to carry.

    Why can’t our hospital system be so obliging?

  19. DrBeauGan

    I know a girl who knits little wooly animals and sells them on the interwebzy thingo. Is this what you have in mind for our collective future, IT?

  20. Infidel Tiger

    One of the best things we could do is break up Coles and Woollies.

    Horrible companies that have done more to destroy our suburbs and agricultural markets than anything else.

  21. None

    Who are the sock puppets Stimpson? Have you taken over egg’s role as the head doxer and abuser in the paranoid Catallaxy Men’s Shed Collective? Has anyone here demanded to know who you are? Has anyone insistent on knowing egg’s name? No it’s fuckwits like you and egg and dot and that other idiot and whoever else that really just cannot cope with anyone – especially not a woman – who doesn’t operate according to your hive mind. You prefer them all docile and beige, without colour or opinion. I actually thought you were a bit above the rest of them Stimps but clearly not. Thank god the men’s collective here is nowhere near representative of ordinary men.

  22. Tailgunner

    Most people simply aren’t capable of appreciating the sheer majestic brilliance of my comments and links.

    It’s true.
    Jupes is Judas, confirmed.

  23. None

    Why can’t our hospital system be so obliging?

    Because Nicola Roxon yes that Nicola is chair of the Bupa board and all medicine must be socialized and rationed. In private health care.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why do I know without a shadow of a doubt ythat you’ve spent time inside for assauting women?

    That’s a very nasty and specific thing to say to a Man None.
    Why are you behaving in a fashion so quarrelsome and unseemly?

  25. Gab

    None, you need to take a break. You’re becoming hysterically unhinged. Go have something to eat.

  26. Tailgunner

    Rothschild sprog, Christine Lagarde.

    Is that proscribed Nazi talk, Jupes?

  27. None

    That’s a very nasty and specific thing to say to a Man None.
    Why are you behaving in a fashion so quarrelsome and unseemly?

    I note the egg says some very nasty and specific things to women, Stimpson. And that you persist in defending such bad behaviour. If it weren’t for your double standards, you’d have none.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s actually quite hard to tell who has spent time inside. There are plenty of ‘outlier’ candidates.
    A few of them even related to me.
    Hasten to add, not my good self though.
    I am a cleanskin, as one old lawyer liked to argue, about yet another rellie of mine.
    Got him off too. 🙂

  29. thefrolickingmole

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903721, posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    This is your local community on corporatism.

    Lets not even touch on the service stations doing their best to fuck over everybody else with their “all above board buy at our shop discounting” approved by our “looking at my wife servicing another man through the keyhole” competition commission.

    Local governments hate small business with the force of 1000 suns, far easier to approve and “supervise” a behemoth blob than 100 small traders.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    One of the best things we could do is break up Coles and Woollies.

    No need for that Infi, the Germans are already doing it.
    Germans are good at breaking things.

  31. Caveman

    Hows SHYs form on the dying fish, “its Cotton , Corruption and Climate Change. ” Does’nt really make any sense. I know Polyester would’nt do this.

  32. None

    Thanks for your advice Gab. I don’t do hysteria or comfort eating. Try again.

  33. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903745, posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    One of the best things we could do is break up Coles and Woollies.

    Horrible companies that have done more to destroy our suburbs and agricultural markets than anything else.

    Shop at IGA or wherever else floats your boat. “Large” means fixed cost get spread out and goods are therefore much cheaper. No one forced the local grocer to go out of business. Not being able to provide goods at cheaper prices did.

    Economies of scale has been one of the most important reasons why our living standards have risen. Don’t underestimate it.

    You’re to retailing what the greens are to power generation. Ruinables eliminate the great benefits of scaling and small scale retailing does too. Australian retailers deserve a serious caning for the Australia premium they charge on imported goods. I hate them with a passion. Their most recent trick is to gain an agency for products from an overseas supplier and immediately restrict sale of that brand to Australians by locking us out of foreign websites. Canutes isn’t the right word for them. You get around it by using re-shippers.

  34. None

    It’s actually quite hard to tell who has spent time inside. 

    True, especially when we make the ministers for education.

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    Let me make this very clear None.
    When you are starting to make accusations of assault to a Man without any evidence it is time to go.
    Take a break.

  36. Tel

    Have you seen the Aldi cheese selection lately?

    It’s almost like whatever subsidized production the EU farmers can’t think what to do with, they dump on Australia and stack it on the Aldi shelves. Astounding French soft cheeses.

    Does anyone else have the sneaking suspicion that grigs might have been smarter than we thought?

  37. Tel

    Costco is the place to buy a box of the long life milk. Those are brilliant, they stack neatly.

    I love people who stack neatly.

  38. JC

    None

    Pull your head in and behave. Now! And no lip either.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    Shop at IGA or wherever else floats your boat. “Large” means fixed cost get spread out and goods are therefore much cheaper. No one forced the local grocer to go out of business. Not being able to provide goods at cheaper prices did.

    Economies of scale has been one of the most important reasons why our living standards have risen. Don’t underestimate it.

    Yes, but we all know that the bug retailers have used regulations, zoning laws, industrial relations power and a myriad of other nefarious tricks to smash the competition.

    And as a result we have a much poorer offering of food choices and very very high grocery prices by world standards. And that is without even delving into the human and societal cost that these behemoths have inflicted upon us.

    This is the danger of corporatism, we have Intellectuals Yet Idiots who have convinced themselves that cronyism, corruption and the bureaucratic state is the free market in action.

    The free market is not possible and as such we need to smash large corporations to smithereens.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    I like the idea of Costco, only because the other retailers hate them so much.

  41. Nick

    Fred is dead

    I’ve seen less shit and stream of consciousness from homeless people.

  42. Infidel Tiger

    None are you still typing all your comments with voice recognition?

    Your house must sound absolutely insane.

  43. thefrolickingmole

    Yes, but we all know that the bug retailers have used regulations, zoning laws, industrial relations power and a myriad of other nefarious tricks to smash the competition.

    This x 1000.

    Its the same tactics Toll and co are salivating over once the “fair haulage rates” crony laws come into place.

    Compliance for them will be $.0001 per km, for an owner operator they will need to employ a person to manage the paperwork.

    So yes, no-one forced smaller operators to charge higher prices, except council, state and federal governments legislating and crippling them with unrelated costs.

  44. None

    Let me make this very clear None.
    When you are starting to make accusations of assault to a Man without any evidence it is time to go.
    Take a break.

    Let me make this very clear, Stimpson. When a man ( I note we are now no longer talking about pixels on a page à la struth’s cowardly definition) persists in verbally abusing and hounding women online, accusing them of impersonation, lies, homophobia, malice and God knows what else, as well as attempting to dox them, I know that they haven’t learnt that behaviour overnight.

  45. DrBeauGan

    I don’t give a damn whether Egg has done time or not. He has a friendly smile on his avatar, and he puts up some interesting posts. That’s all I know about him, and it’s all I care about. Throwing accusations at him is a cheap thing to do.

  46. JC

    Yes, but we all know that the bug retailers have used regulations, zoning laws, industrial relations power and a myriad of other nefarious tricks to smash the competition.

    No buts. What you’re highlighting is a bunch of state intervention. Remove the canutes from power who approve this crap. Business people are basically ciphers who will always attempt to get a leg up with better deals. Stop government doing this. Also open up the labor market and outlaw enterprise bargaining. Enterprise bargaining is simply a form of trade restriction.
    Creating a successful business is basically starting off with a backward looking p/l statement. Work out what your return on capital should be therefore deriving the bottom line, add costs and work your up to expected sales to reach this objective. Are those sales possible? That’s what business do. All they’re trying to achieve is a decent return on capital by being able to maintain a profit making margin.

    And as a result we have a much poorer offering of food choices and very very high grocery prices by world standards. And that is without even delving into the human and societal cost that these behemoths have inflicted upon us.

    What is your ideal supermarket. Explain it to us.

    This is the danger of corporatism, we have Intellectuals Yet Idiots who have convinced themselves that cronyism, corruption and the bureaucratic state is the free market in action.

    Not all of us. However the punters like placing controls and regulation on business. Love it in fact.

    The free market is not possible and as such we need to smash large corporations to smithereens.

    The free market is very possible even with one player in a market segment. The overriding objective of government is to ensure ALL markets are contestable and then leave all alone.

    You don’t require lots of players. You NEED markets to be easily accessed and contestable.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    “We can have open borders if we outlaw welfare”

    Beep boop beep…

    “Coles and Woolworths are great for us”.

    Beep beep boop boop…

  48. JC

    bespoke

    I think Sears is either in Chap 11 or very close to. It’s oblivion time for them. To think Sears was the Amazon of the early part of last century. They were the first to sell through a catalogue and now they gone of close to.

  49. Bruce in WA

    Jeebus, Bespoke.

    All I can think of is “Chik-chik, boom!”

  50. Mitch M.

    Bespoke,

    Yes, take her to the lake, deep down in the lake … .
    Sheesh what does she have that makes him put up with that crap?

  51. None

    It is no secret to those in the game that the big chains are out to eliminate the competition and yes they will stitch up anyone from farmers to the deli next door. New players like Aldi and Costco have been very good at breaking up the Coles Woolworths duopoly. I believe Aldi is one of the most trusted brands in Australia at the moment. My local shopping centre has a fruit and veggie shop that perates right next door to one of the big players and they have survived over many years because they carry products that they don’t or carry better quality or occasionally undercut them. Ditto for the butcher. They’d have a harder time in a Westfield but still it is possible to compete with the big chains. Logistics and distribution is a tough game. The ones that survive that game are those that carry no assets.

  52. JC

    I don’t get what she’s screaming about that she wants. Can someone understand it through the hysterical screaming and crying. Is she saying she wants to go on a boat?

  53. 132andBush

    Dem bitches be crazy!

  54. Stimpson J. Cat

    None, you are incapable of self reflection.
    You have also been banned previously.
    And now you are making false accusations.
    You have no credibility whatsoever.

  55. JC

    Lake… got it.

    The bint wants to go to the lake.

    Get rid of her, dude!

  56. mh

    Infidel, she wants open borders.

    And she wants you

  57. Bruce in WA

    f/b

    Tendinitis? Rapigel … from pet stores.

    No, seriously … it deadset works.

    end f/b

  58. None

    I don’t give a damn whether Egg has done time or not. He has a friendly smile on his avatar,

    Imagine if a woman had referred to a friendly smile on an avatar. Paedophiles can have friendly smiles on their avatars too.

    and he puts up some interesting posts.

    name one on this tbread

    That’s all I know about him, and it’s all I care about.

    no one cares to know about egg either but he clearly cares to dox others. But as he’s not abusing or attempting to dox you that’s ok.

    Throwing accusations at him is a cheap thing to do.

    When I hear you call out egg for his abuse and accusations I’ll take your virtue signalling seriously, Beaugan.

  59. Rae

    impersonation, lies, homophobia, malice and God knows what else

    You are well tagged with all of those labels, Hun. Wear them with pride.

  60. Rae

    Throwing accusations… is a cheap thing to do.

    You are well versed in it. The blog is better when you are not here doing it.

  61. None

    None, you are incapable of self reflection.
    You have also been banned previously.
    And now you are making false accusations.
    You have no credibility whatsoever.

    so stimpson when egg accuses P, Elle, me and god knows who else of being Gregory is that a false accusation?

  62. None

    I don’t give a damn whether Egg has done time or not. He has a friendly smile on his avatar,

    Imagine if a woman had referred to a friendly smile on an avatar. Paedophiles can have friendly smiles on their avatars too.

    and he puts up some interesting posts.

    name one on this tbread

    That’s all I know about him, and it’s all I care about.

    no one cares to know about egg either but he clearly cares to dox others. But as he’s not abusing or attempting to dox you that’s ok.

    Throwing accusations at him is a cheap thing to do.

    When I hear you call out egg for his abuse and accusations I’ll take your virtue signalling seriously, Beaugan. Until then go and suck up to Rae.

  63. JC

    Ladies please stop squabbling. It’s not that sort of blog.

  64. None

    I don’t give a damn whether Egg has done time or not. He has a friendly smile on his avatar,

    Imagine if a woman had referred to a friendly smile on an avatar. P–doph-les can have friendly smiles on their avatars too.

    and he puts up some interesting posts.

    name one on this tbread

    That’s all I know about him, and it’s all I care about.

    no one cares to know about egg either but he clearly cares to dox others. But as he’s not abusing or attempting to dox you that’s ok.

    Throwing accusations at him is a cheap thing to do.

    When I hear you call out egg for his abuse and accusations I’ll take your virtue signalling seriously, Beaugan. Until then go and suck up to Rae. You seem to be related.

  65. bespoke

    Mitch M.
    #2903784, posted on January 10, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    Bespoke,
    Yes, take her to the lake, deep down in the lake … .
    Sheesh what does she have that makes him put up with that crap?

    Apparently she’s usually rational and witty most of the time. Its chicks like this that give them a bad name.

  66. None

    Ladies please stop squabbling. It’s not that sort of blog.

    💋💋💋

  67. Steve trickler

    Great meme.

    #Squirt Bottle Nancy.



  68. Tel

    Yes, but we all know that the bug retailers have used regulations, zoning laws, industrial relations power and a myriad of other nefarious tricks to smash the competition.

    Probably true, but track down those nefarious tricks and get rid of them.

    Part of the problem is that local councils are not really local and don’t pay much attention to the need of the community. If you have a suburb where the people genuinely don’t want shopping centers and would prefer to drive somewhere else to buy their gear, I’m totally OK with that. I doubt it happens often, but if it happens then it happens. If you have a local council who says, “Oh we already have a shopping center, we don’t want another one competing with the first,” without any consultation with the people who live around that area… in that case I’d be looking for where the special handshake happened. I support the idea that people who live in a neighbourhood should be allowed to impose development rules… I don’t want some tower block going up next door. However, it does give enormous middle-man power to the brokers for those development contracts… which is your classic agency problem.

  69. Tel

    I might point out that if you go down Parramatta Road there’s no shortage of places to buy whatever you want.

    Have you been to the Hardly Normal “Flagship” store? It’s like a small city … when you walk in you literally cannot see the far wall in any direction, and then there’s a whole second floor on top of that. If you don’t like that then go to Kogan.

  70. None

    Great meme.

    #Squirt Bottle Nancy.

    We await Stimpy’s lecture on unseemly women’s behaviour.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Part of the problem is that local councils are not really local and don’t pay much attention to the need of the community.

    Yes. They’re breeding grounds for homo politicus. The larval stage eventually pupates in a state upper house before becoming a fully fledged political insect in Canberra.

  72. On the topic of market concentration, I have always thought that it would be better to have a Sherman Act type prohibition on monopolisation rather than a misuse of market power prohibition of the sort that we copied from the Treaty of Rome.

    It’s just too hard to distinguish ordinary and lawful competitive behaviour by dominant players from unlawful attempts to destroy competition. What is complained about is often the very stuff of competition. And often the consumer is better off – at least in the short term.

    That being said, in Australia, my impression is that we have allowed a great many markets to become too highly concentrated. Perhaps it is the power of the idea of ‘national champions’ or perhaps it is a testament to the persuasive powers of investment bankers and M&A lawyers in getting their deals over the line.

    I am not sure that relying on conditions eventually reaching such a critical point that foreign corporations (such as the splendid Aldi) are motivated to move into the Australian market and shake up the competition is a particularly sound strategy.

    A more rigorous application of the ACCC’s merger guidelines would seems to be a more efficacious tonic.

    Here’s another radical thought – what about our politicians (not the Greens, obviously) and regulators assessing the impact of their legislation, regulation or administrative structures on competitiveness, barriers to entry to the market and the like before acting?

  73. Steve trickler

    These meme creators are having a ball. Good work.



  74. None

    Those vids are hilarious Steve. We just don’t have that sort of creativity here.

  75. JC

    Norman

    All you’re doing is peddling more regulation and more supervision creating the same problem through different methods. Your road also leads to Rome.

    Little to no regulation or codes and ensuring no regs are made that limit contestable markets.

    If the Sherman Act was that fabulous, you would never end up with concentration in the US, but they have. End of story.

  76. Tom

    Bye kids.

    Stay away for as long as you like, you insect.

    None, you need to take a break. You’re becoming hysterically unhinged. Go have something to eat.

    Couldn’t agree more, Gab.

    The blog is better when you are not here …

    As a big government public service parasite who hates women and has never contributed a skerrick to this blog, you’re an expert in sucking blood from corpses, trollscum. Do us all a favour: go away and die.

  77. Entropy

    Here’s another radical thought – what about our politicians (not the Greens, obviously) and regulators assessing the impact of their legislation, regulation or administrative structures on competitiveness, barriers to entry to the market and the like before acting?

    Officially they already do. Such analysis is required in every cabinet submission.

    Of course, GIGO is lavishly applied to ensure the desired outcome.

  78. Herodotus

    I’ve been to Aldi – uninspiring from start up years ago to now. It seems to suit some people.
    Coles and Woolies are supplying a range of good products and are able to do so over a wide range of locations, so essentially they do a good job.
    I don’t agree with their $1 a litre milk game so I don’t buy it. Milk’s not that expensive anyway at $1.50/L and dairy farming is no picnic – those farmers deserve to make a living.

  79. Herodotus

    Stand by for abusive comment from self-elected head prefect.

  80. egg_

    None, you are incapable of self reflection.
    You have also been banned previously.
    And now you are making false accusations.
    You have no credibility whatsoever.

    It’s a troll, Stimpy.
    I’m known in the real world to a number of Cats and have exchanged emails with Tim Blair; Detective P should know where we’ve referred to same on these pages which are being archived for posterity, along with the severely mentally ill poster to whom you refer.
    I’m sure if Dot took it all quite seriously he could have the authorities onto this nutter.
    Let it dig its hole.

    It is a centre right (me) and libertarian (Dot) blog after all – extremists like Pastor None Phelps have no place here.

  81. feelthebern

    I was walking down George Street this evening between King & Market (where it’s been shut to traffic).
    The cops were clearing out more than a few homeless people & their belongings.
    Not sure if that’s the best use of the coppers time.
    I’m sure someone was smoking somewhere that needed fining.

  82. None

    Couldn’t agree more, Gab.

    Whereas these are the dulcet tones of the composed rational, scintillating Catallaxy Men’s Shed Collective.

    Is None your angry alter ego, hence its bile for Dot, who took you to task over Moree baths, etc.?

    Spacestation.

  83. None

    I’m known in the real world to a number of Cats and have exchanged emails with Tim Blair; 

    So? I’ve exchanged plenty of emails with Tim Blair but he would know me from a bar of soap just as he wouldn’t know you.

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Part of the problem is that local councils are not really local and don’t pay much attention to the need of the community.

    Local council would ideally be about 100-2000 ratepayers each.

    We need thousands and thousands of local councils that are highly accountable.

    You can only get that accountability when they know each voter on a first name basis.

    A return to righteousness begins with localism.

  85. None

    I’ve been to Aldi – uninspiring from start up years ago to now. It seems to suit some people.

    Aldi is very uninspiring on range of selection but it has been a lifesaver for many low-income families all those on welfare. Their cheese selection though as Tel has noted is excellent.

  86. egg_

    I don’t give a damn whether Egg has done time or not. He has a friendly smile on his avatar,

    Imagine if a woman had referred to a friendly smile on an avatar. P–doph-les* can have friendly smiles on their avatars too.

    *Sinc – time None had a time out, methinks.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    I want you all to pledge that you will never buy home brands again or purchase liquor from one of the chain stores.

    Can you do this for me?

  88. None

    *he wouldn’the now me from a bar of soap just as he wouldn’t know you.

  89. egg_

    Spacestation

    Earth Station, retard.
    It was the baths.

  90. egg_

    I’ve exchanged plenty of emails with Tim Blair

    Bullshit.
    Blair actually emailed me reminiscing about his time in Armidale in his yoof having got my address from the donation – another thing Dot, Blair and I have in common and can call BS on New England and surrounds bulldust reminiscences.

  91. None

    Earth Station, retard.
    It was the baths.

    I challenge anyone on the cat to even begin to explain this comment. I also await Stimpson’s next lecture on seemly female behaviour.

  92. feelthebern

    Catching up.
    You donated to Tim Blair?
    What for?

  93. Rae

    It was the baths.

    At Walgett, not Moree. And Dot didn’t know his way around the place.

  94. None

    Bullshit.
    Blair actually emailed me reminiscing about his time in Armidale in his yoof having got my address from the donation – another thing Dot, Blair and I have in common and can call BS on New England and surrounds bulldust reminiscences.

    So what? How does that justify your out-and-out paranoia lies and abuse? How dare you attempt to use Tim’s name to justify your disgusting behaviour here. Oh my god Tim sent you an email. You and hundreds of other people over the years.

  95. Cassie of Sydney

    “Herodotus
    #2903829, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    I’ve been to Aldi – uninspiring from start up years ago to now. It seems to suit some people.
    Coles and Woolies are supplying a range of good products and are able to do so over a wide range of locations, so essentially they do a good job.
    I don’t agree with their $1 a litre milk game so I don’t buy it. Milk’s not that expensive anyway at $1.50/L and dairy farming is no picnic – those farmers deserve to make a living.”

    You’re right about Aldi…..it doesn’t do much for me…..Aldi fans remind me of cult members. They are often quite obsessive…..I find it a little bizarre. The two things I like to buy at Aldi if I am passing by are chocolate and cheese…Aldi has some very good cheeses. I don’t go out of my way to go to Aldi….I like Coles and Woollies. I also think that Aldi looks like a store out of East Germany circa 1989….albeit now filled with goods and groceries.

    I agree with you about the cost of milk….I don’t think that dairy farmers should be ripped off. I buy the Paul unhomogenised milk…it is delicious and yes, it costs more but is worth it…it also doesn’t go off as quickly as homogenised milk.

  96. Snoopy

    I want you all to pledge that you will never buy home brands again or purchase liquor from one of the chain stores.

    Can you do this for me?

    Oh, shit. I’m in BWS. And too drunk too drive. Can I get a pass?

  97. egg_

    You donated to Tim Blair?
    What for?

    Andrea Harris was hosting his blog and was admin and smote folk.
    The PayPal donation had my street and email addresses.

  98. Boambee John

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903838, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm
    Part of the problem is that local councils are not really local and don’t pay much attention to the need of the community.

    Local council would ideally be about 100-2000 ratepayers each.

    We need thousands and thousands of local councils that are highly accountable.

    A good step along that path would be to require that councillors are elected from specific small wards in which they must live.

    Our local mob has a dozen or so councillors elected “at large” in the council area. There is in practical terms no-one who lives a couple of streets away, who is known to the neighbourhood, and can be button-holed in the street or at his/her/zer front door.

    Didn’t Yes Prime Minister have an episode on this? The council lady and Humphrey were both appalled at the concept of direct accountability. Yes Minister/Prime Minister had a lot of good practical ideas in them.

  99. Gab

    Oh who gives a sh*t if Tim Blair emailed someone ages ago. Seriously. What a boring argument.

  100. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903841, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:34 pm
    I want you all to pledge that you will never buy home brands again or purchase liquor from one of the chain stores.

    Can you do this for me?

    No. Your ideas would look fairly dotty if it weren’t for the competition on the site at present. What JC said is sensible.

    Having small regions and small councils answerable to electors is a nice idea, but the state government will always try to amalgamate.them because the fewer there are, the easier it is to control them. This is important to politicians.

    The home brand name insect sprays are much cheaper. So I will buy them. But since my iga doesn’t do booze, I’ll get my plonk from the bottle-o. Hope this helps.

  101. Eyrie

    Yep, Cassie, Aldi looks like a store that the former East German nomenklatura would shop at and not know that it was a low rent experience.

  102. Snoopy

    I’ve exchanged plenty of emails with Tim Blair

    I once got an e-mailed thank you from Tim Blair for a heads up.

  103. calli

    Aldi sells low carb bread. Which, incidentally, is delicious.

    They are therefore forgiven for being dull.

  104. egg_

    I challenge…

    Fists of fury, Pastor Phelps?
    Moree Earth Station, f-wit.
    P was on about Moree baths and Dot and others called them on it.
    I was quite sympathetic to P at the time.
    Walgett was later (family homestead IIRC).

  105. egg_

    Snoopy
    #2903860, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    We have a good bloodnut mate in common, too!

  106. Eyrie

    Aldi also mimic the packaging and look of well known brands but with only slightly different names. At least Home brand stuff is clearly marked as such.

  107. Snoopy

    I want you all to pledge that you will never buy home brands again or purchase liquor from one of the chain stores.

    Can you do this for me?

    I love you like a brother. But no. Not tonight.

  108. egg_

    So what?

    What was your correspondence about, troll?

  109. IT: try gripping the pint glass in the other hand.

  110. bespoke

    Andrea gave trolls like MrLefty, Darp and Nial nightmares.

  111. egg_

    The relative comfort of padded cells?

  112. Snoopy

    calli
    #2903861, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm
    Aldi sells low carb bread. Which, incidentally, is delicious.

    Yes

  113. Rae

    P was on about Moree baths and Dot and others called them on it.

    No. P was referring to Walgett baths, not Moree.

    I was quite sympathetic to P at the time.

    No, You sided with Dot and others having a go at P.

    Walgett was later (family homestead IIRC).

    The property where P had stayed was outside Walgett. Dot, and you as I recall, said it was on one side of Walgett when it was actually on the other side. The only person who actually knew where it was and who the property owners were was P.

  114. Snoopy

    We have a good bloodnut mate in common, too!

    Pony tailed?

  115. None

    Fists of fury, Pastor Phelps?
    Moree Earth Station, f-wit.
    P was on about Moree baths and Dot and others called them on it.
    I was quite sympathetic to P at the time.
    Walgett was later (family homestead IIRC).

    This must be one of those good posts that Beaugan was referring to #wtf. Oh maybe it was one of those essays that C.L. laments.

  116. egg_

    In yoof, perhaps.
    Attended a family wedding.

  117. egg_

    This must be one of those good posts

    P showed one of your extremely rare posts outside of the useless Open Fred.
    What a coincidence.
    Posted outside of the Open Fred lately, f-wit?

  118. None

    Eyrie

    #2903864, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Most home brand stuff is just branded stuff repackaged; some is just lower quality stuff from the brands. Coles $1 a litre milk is actually no different to half the brands that I always refused to buy it because it was basically watered down s***. Fortunately a local dairy here produces reasonable quality milk. When it first started hitting the shelves at the local IGA it looked a bit pricey but I knew they were on a winner. They now have Coles stocking their milk as well.

  119. Eyrie

    “Aldi sells low carb bread. Which, incidentally, is delicious.”
    Mrs Eyrie BAKES low carb bread. I’ll bet hers is better.

  120. Mark A

    egg_
    #2903855, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Andrea Harris was hosting his blog and was admin and smote folk.

    I suppose time softens the image, Andrea Harris was a neurotic female who lived out her dominatrix fantasies on the Blair blog.

  121. Razor

    Mark A @ 9.04pm

    Is that similar to what PETA Credlin did for Tony Abbott?

  122. egg_

    I suppose time softens the image, Andrea Harris was a neurotic female who lived out her dominatrix fantasies on the Blair blog.

    Jeez, if I’d have known that, I’d have paid double!

  123. None

    Agree Mark A. Didn’t she end up broke or begging for money or something? Mind you that was a tough time for Tim Blair as well if I recall as the Bulletin had shut down and he had not yet picked up the Daily Telegraph gig

  124. feelthebern

    Do people still eat bread of any kind?
    Don’t we all live on diets of sashimi, coffee & virtue signalling.

  125. Mark A

    None
    #2903888, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Agree Mark A. Didn’t she end up broke or begging for money or something?

    Yes we all pitched in for a new laptop and operating costs.

  126. egg_

    None
    #2903888, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    What was your handle there?

  127. None

    Can’t remember the details Mark A but you could be right. I wonder what happened to her. She was fit for a career as a censorious Twitter employee.

  128. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903841, posted on January 10, 2019 at 8:34 pm
    I want you all to pledge that you will never buy home brands again or purchase liquor from one of the chain stores.

    Can you do this for me?

    Sure thing. I never set foot in a supermarket and don’t see any home brands at home, although the kitchen cupboard and the laundry is alien to me. I’m pretty sure there are no home brands in our home. Also, I buy wine at an indep who no longer has that rude frog gal at the counter. What a rude bitch. “Mademoiselle, non”.

  129. John Constantine

    Back in the real world, was Cutting completing a catch when flat on his back, with the ball breaking his nose and then being thrown away?.

    Given not out and the crowd chanting bullshit just like Aussie crowds always used to.

  130. egg_

    Ad homs of third parties are unbecoming.

  131. None

    Ad homs of third parties are unbecoming.

    says the man who just made up more stories about P.

  132. Caveman

    Maybe Eggs cracked it?…that was yoke.

  133. calli

    Mrs Eyrie was clearly a good catch.

    I’ve had a go at it, but it ended up tasting like cake. The Aldi stuff is like a seeded rye, and also toasts up well. I was like Gallahad finding the holy grail when I spied it.

  134. The cesspit overflows – again.
    G’night all.

  135. bespoke

    I suppose time softens the image, Andrea Harris was a neurotic female who lived out her dominatrix fantasies on the Blair blog.

    Note to self: resist temptation to edit.

  136. max

    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.

    Fire, bern ?

  137. egg_

    Ad homs of the blog host Andrea is the lowest.
    Methinks I’ll email Sinc.

  138. None

    egg_

    #2903903, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Ad homs of the blog host Andrea is the lowest.
    Methinks I’ll email Sinc.

    Goodo. Remind Sinc of this:

    egg_

    #2903886, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I suppose time softens the image, Andrea Harris was a neurotic female who lived out her dominatrix fantasies on the Blair blog.

    Jeez, if I’d have known that, I’d have paid double!

  139. egg_

    Did we have a Grigory/Septicmass type at Blair’s?
    Not many females.
    Almost None, in fact.

  140. Snoopy

    In yoof, perhaps.
    Attended a family wedding.

    AC or DC?

  141. egg_

    Detective P – has None contributed outside of the Open Thread lately?

  142. Snoopy

    Razor
    #2903907, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm
    Of course it was a toad fish………what would the CEO of the resort have to gain from it not being a shark.

    It happens.

  143. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6576557/Teenager-deported-Air-New-Zealand-bomb-hoax-scare.html

    Some people do really insist on adding new dimensions to the words “Fvck wit” don’t they?

  144. bespoke

    Fun times back then. Getting accused of stalking on my own site (by a lawyer no less). Using my identity to post creepy comments about my family (by a History lecturer). Litigation threats for things I didn’t write, and the hundreds of spam each day from sites I didn’t sign up for. Sinc must have friends high places to have lasted this long.

  145. egg_

    Snoopy
    #2903908, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    You’re referring to the pushbike photo, I assume?
    An ex “outlaw’s” wedding locally, pics at the rotunda.

  146. Snoopy

    You’re referring to the pushbike photo, I assume?
    An ex “outlaw’s” wedding locally, pics at the rotunda.

    Nooo…

    I’m not big on rangas. Except Monty. Just one, DC. And he identifies as fair.

  147. Infidel Tiger

    Tonight I am drinking a beautiful Margaret River chardonnay from a local winemaker I met in front of the Re-Store who was offering his wares to anyone wishing to partake of his bounty.

    If you believe in a decentralised economy, reject corporatism and globalism, you must embrace localism.

  148. egg_

    Snoopy
    #2903919, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Ah OK I think it was email only, about the RAAF and stuff.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tonight I am drinking a beautiful Margaret River chardonnay from a local winemaker I met in front of the Re-Store who was offering his wares to anyone wishing to partake of his bounty.

    I’m contemplating a couple of glasses of the Windy Creek Family Reserve Shiraz. Excellent drop.

  150. Snoopy

    Ah OK I think it was email only, about the RAAF and stuff.

    I don’t know. Dad was in the RAAF. But he wasn’t Snoopy.

    But I do have a mate in LR.

  151. Sinclair Davidson

    There used to be a time when people argued about the evils of fiat currency. Now we’re down to how stern Andrea Harris was? Answer: Very Stern.

    So let’s lift our game: either frivolous discussion of unimportant things – the frocks at the Golden Globes or the relative merits of various Bond girls women. Or hammer and tongs on important matters – the evils of fractional reserve banking or a hard Brexit is the only Brexit. But hammer and tongs on frivolous matters?

  152. Sinclair Davidson

    Tonight I am drinking a beautiful Margaret River chardonnay from a local winemaker

    🙁 The Doomlord is on diet. No alcohol so far for ten long days.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    Wouldn’t matter, you only drink that awful Kiwi sugar water.

  154. Snoopy

    the evils of fractional reserve banking

    Isn’t he banned?

  155. Infidel Tiger

    Hard Brexit for a Great Britain.

    If the coming storm in the international car market is any guide, germany and France are in so much shit.

  156. Infidel Tiger

    I’ve tried to class this insidious website up today without success

    The clientele are particularly low wattage.

  157. John Constantine

    “In fact, there is some evidence already that HIV patients who have been taking reverse-transcriptase inhibitors for many years may have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s as they age. In principle, FDA-approved medications such as reverse-transcriptase inhibitors could be used today and may have special benefit for people in high-risk categories for whom no effective treatments currently exist. ”

    The market for dementia postponing treatments could have unswervingly dedicated customers for thirty or forty years.

  158. Sinclair Davidson

    Wouldn’t matter, you only drink that awful Kiwi sugar water.

    You lying swine. Lying liar who lies. Kiwi sauv blanc is awesome – not sugar water at all.
    And I drink scotch … and gin … and bubbles.

  159. Sinclair Davidson

    Isn’t he banned?

    Yes.

  160. egg_

    bespoke
    #2903917, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Dealing with the great unwashed.
    “The sleeves will ride up with wear, sir.”

  161. mh

    Or hammer and tongs on important matters – the evils of fractional reserve banking …

    But then somone will mention the R word. Rothschild. Then the debate ends up in the spaminator.

  162. Candy

    Your anti Coles and Woolies stance is ridiculous, IT.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    Why so Candy?

    If we are going to make this is website of substance let have some meat on those statements please.

  164. egg_

    If the coming storm in the international car market is any guide, germany and France are in so much shit.

    How so?
    The Koreans/Japs/Chinese?
    Mitsubishi and Renault have formed an alliance for electric vehicles, I believe?

    Nissan holds 15 percent shares of Renault while the French automaker owns 43.4 percent of Nissan. In that sense, it is natural that Ghosn’s arrest has clouded the future of the tie-up, Yoshida said. … The fact that Ghosn and Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko were close allies also helped form the partnership.Nov 20, 2018

  165. mh

    Your anti Coles and Woolies stance is ridiculous, IT.

    Candy wants to go hammer and tongs with IT.

  166. Snoopy

    Your anti Coles and Woolies stance is ridiculous, IT.

    IT is a professional influencer. For ALDI.

  167. Candy

    Because Coles and Woolies making shopping cheaper.

  168. Infidel Tiger

    I’ve never been to an ALDI.

    I find the Germans a loathsome and offensive race, and can’t imagine wanting to eat anything from a people so obsessed with faeces.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    Because Coles and Woolies making shopping cheaper.

    No. There’s certainly no proof that is the case.

    Plenty of evidence that they have instead limited choice, removed competition and used standover tactics on suppliers. Not to mention their IP theft, industrial relations skullduggery and virtue seeking activism.

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kiwi sauv blanc is awesome – not sugar water at all.

    Don’t drink white wine, but the Memsahib declares New Zealand sauv blanc an excellent drop.

  171. Confused Old Misfit

    ALDI carries mostly Australian products. Produce & meats are all Australian.

  172. John Constantine

    Genex (ASX:GNX) has an agreement with the Queensland government where it hands over all Large Scale Generation certificates, which the state can then sell, in exchange for a revenue backstop.

    The State Government signed a 20-year price guarantee for the first phase which guarantees Genex a minimum price of “just under $90 per MWh”, according to director Simon Kidston.

    In the first three quarters Genex was selling all of its energy on the spot market and the LGCs, then worth between $90-95.

    Come August they were selling only the energy into the spot market, meaning they missed out on the extra LGC cream on the top, but did start accessing the government backstop as spot prices dipped below the threshold.

    Mr Kidston said in March last year the 50MW solar project is expected to generate $15-16 million a year in revenue.

    In 2018 the project generated $14.4m.

    The company is now working on the next phase of the project, a 250 megawatt pumped hydro system.

    As a surfeit of renewable energy projects launch in Queensland, spot prices could be driven even lower

    Queensland has the highest capacity of installed solar, both in terms of rooftop and large scale, in Australia, according to RenewEconomy.

    Data from researcher NemSight shows that during the middle of the day spot prices have plummeted in Queensland.

    Short periods of peak pricing at each end of the day — when solar panels aren’t generating power — don’t make up for the dramatic falls during the day.

  173. DrBeauGan

    Candy
    #2903940, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm
    Because Coles and Woolies making shopping cheaper.

    Vox populi, vox dei. Take that, IT.

  174. JC – it’s a bit of a mystery to me how you read my comment as advocating more regulation. I would have thought it pretty obvious that I was complaining about the dead hand of regulation.

    Nor did I suggest that the Sherman Act model was perfect; merely superior to ours. You disagree? Fair enough. Unlike you, I think that this is a topic on which opinions may legitimately differ.

  175. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bye kids.
    Stay away for as long as you like, you insect.

    Did you actually call me an insect Tom?
    Can you be more specific.

  176. mh

    Woolworths are heavily invested in the poker machine business too.

    Woolworths have inflicted a lot of damage to Australian culture and society.

  177. Shy Ted

    ABC admits it underpaid casual employees. The ABC doesn’t underpay anybody. It massively overpays everybody who gets a gig.

  178. Confused Old Misfit

    Woolworths have inflicted a lot of damage to Australian culture and society.

    How? As in why, who, what where & when?

  179. DrBeauGan

    I have a problem with good wine. It’s that I get bored just eating and drinking, so I read books and stuff off the interwebzy thingo while dining. I have bought reasonably good bubbles for $30 a bottle, and cheap stuff at $10 a bottle. And if I stop and savour it, I will appreciate the more expensive one. But the trouble is, I don’t. I just swill the stuff down and when I surface from my reading, I have no recollection of what it was like. Naturally, I get the cheap stuff. Going for expensive plonk would be a complete waste of money.

    There’s probably a name for this affliction.

  180. None

    I don’t think that matters much anymore mah because pokies have become increasingly unfashionable. ID say most gambling has now moved online where you can drink smoke and throw your money away in the comfort of your own cesspool.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/three-charts-on-australias-addiction-to-poker-machines-78353

  181. mh

    COM, search Woolworths poker machines.

    What do you think the effects are of that amount of money being sucked out from working class areas of Australia?

  182. entropy

    JC – it’s a bit of a mystery to me how you read my comment as advocating more regulation. I would have thought it pretty obvious that I was complaining about the dead hand of regulation.

    well, it is an enduring feature of many people that at least have the intelligence to recognise there is a problem, somehow come up with the idea that it can be solved by another version of it.

    The government must do something about it!

  183. areff

    So let’s lift our game: either frivolous discussion of unimportant things – the frocks at the Golden Globes or the relative merits of various Bond girls women. Or hammer and tongs on important matters – the evils of fractional reserve banking or a hard Brexit is the only Brexit. But hammer and tongs on frivolous matters?

    Hear! Obey!

  184. None

    There’s probably a name for this affliction.

    Solitude. One of the few things that I’m grateful my ethnic Heritage taught me is you don’t drink alone. Save the wine for when you’re out or with company.

  185. Infidel Tiger

    Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy is on SBS.

    Terrific show. One could celebrate a public broadcaster if it had more of this discerning programming.

  186. entropy

    Brexit or bond girls. What to want to talk about? hmmmmmm.

  187. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I rarely go to Aldi but I was forced there before Christmas to search out some ‘Highland Black’ scotch which I had to purchase on instructions for a Kriskringle. I scoured three Aldi’s for it, all sold out everywhere apparently. So I got him some Black Douglas from Dan Murphy’s instead. At least it said ‘Black’.

    While there I looked at the Christmas goodies selection. Very good indeed. Lot of German off-casts, not yet out of date, very cheap and particularly nice, especially the Stollen Bread, which I purchased in a bulk buy of four. Some excellent Belgian choccies too. Obviously Aldi Oz is the dumping ground for EU leftovers. I may take a turn or two around the cheese section given what Cats say above. Oops. Forgot. Hairy has to cut back his addiction to cheese. Can’t be a supplier there. Have to keep him away from Dan Murphy too. A bad influence. You can have one small glass of red tonight, and don’t think I am not watching, I say, as I now crawl bedwards. I want a decent sleep tonight. He’s looking far more chipper now, and his temperature is, to my motherly hand on brow and searchingly around back of his underarm area, quite cool and normal.

  188. mh

    Nobody mention the Bond girl with a cock.

  189. None

    I don’t celebrate a public broadcaster which steals my tax money to broadcast Arabic programs 24/7.

  190. JC

    Norman

    It shouldn’t be a mystery unless you either don’t know what you wrote, or can’t recall what you wrote.

    Here:

    On the topic of market concentration, I have always thought that it would be better to have a Sherman Act type prohibition on monopolisation rather than a misuse of market power prohibition of the sort that we copied from the Treaty of Rome.

    It’s just too hard to distinguish ordinary and lawful competitive behaviour by dominant players from unlawful attempts to destroy competition. What is complained about is often the very stuff of competition. And often the consumer is better off – at least in the short term.

    That being said, in Australia, my impression is that we have allowed a great many markets to become too highly concentrated. Perhaps it is the power of the idea of ‘national champions’ or perhaps it is a testament to the persuasive powers of investment bankers and M&A lawyers in getting their deals over the line.

    I am not sure that relying on conditions eventually reaching such a critical point that foreign corporations (such as the splendid Aldi) are motivated to move into the Australian market and shake up the competition is a particularly sound strategy.

    A more rigorous application of the ACCC’s merger guidelines would seems to be a more efficacious tonic.

    Here’s another radical thought – what about our politicians (not the Greens, obviously) and regulators assessing the impact of their legislation, regulation or administrative structures on competitiveness, barriers to entry to the market and the like before acting?

    Sherman Act………. Tick

    ACCC………………… Tick

    The Sherman Act is a perfect example of bad law.
    The ACCC should be abolished and the earth salted where their office reside.

    Norman, in your first post you’re advocating controls through either the Sherman Act or the ACCC. However, you’re now denying it.

  191. Infidel Tiger

    Can’t be 24/7.

    I’m watching the stupendously well endowed Alex Polizzi jaunt around Sicily.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I want a decent sleep tonight. He’s looking far more chipper now, and his temperature is, to my motherly hand on brow and searchingly around back of his underarm area, quite cool and normal.

    All the best, LizzieB

  193. Infidel Tiger

    Explain to me the dichotomy that libertarians say that they embrace decentralisation but spend their days defending the corporate/globalist state which inexorably leads to a more centralised economy and power structure?

  194. JC

    Can’t be 24/7.

    I’m watching the stupendously well endowed Alex Polizzi jaunt around Sicily.

    Ha, we’re watching it too on SBS On Demand to see more of Capri. Ischia looks good too. Can’t wait for June.

    Alex walks like a man. Not sure about her.

  195. Infidel Tiger

    Sicily looks gorgeous.

    I would kill to go there.

  196. mh

    Just seen Justin Langer at a press conference.

    Looks like a man under pressure.

  197. None

    I was wondering which SBS you were watching because SBS here has got an ISIS drama yes ISIS. FFS.

  198. Mark A

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2903964, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Obviously Aldi Oz is the dumping ground for EU leftovers.

    Sorry but no.
    OZ Aldi is way superior to EU Aldi.
    I’m sure they import a lot of stuff, stands to reason.
    But, they tend to buy local as much as they can and more importantly follow local taste.
    I can’t buy the stuff here at Aldi what is standard fare in OZ. Like cheeses and vine for’stance.
    All different, the Camembert they sell here is near liquid and tastes funny, yuk.

  199. Infidel Tiger

    Holy crap. The Sicilian salt mines are amazing.

  200. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903974, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Sicily looks gorgeous.

    I would kill to go there.

    Wifey wants to go there after Capri. I’d rather go to Rome.

  201. Steve trickler

    You can get a bit nauseous watching these blokes. Scary to watch. Geez!

    On the edge at all times.



    And we’ve got a Aussie to watch.

  202. Confused Old Misfit

    What do you think the effects are of that amount of money being sucked out from working class areas of Australia?

    That’s just a little bit elitist don’t you think?
    A bit of “I know what’s best for you! I’m not going to let you spend any old way you think you ought!”
    Bit of Nannyism isn’t it?!
    I know it’s not going to do them a damned bit of good throwing away their wager on the pokies.
    But I have no right to prevent them from doing so.
    Nor do I have a right to prevent you from offering them a way to fritter away their earnings.
    We can try to educate them, persuade them that it’s a bad idea and that the odds are stacked against them.
    But…they have the right not to listen.

  203. jupes

    Rothschild sprog, Christine Lagarde.

    Is that proscribed Nazi talk, Jupes?

    What the fuck are you talking about? Christine Lagarde has nothing to do with the Rothschilds. Nor is she J*wish.

    What is proscribed is the use of the name “Rothschild” as code for the J*wish world banking domination conspiracy. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a fraud. Why would you want to keep the lie going?

  204. jupes

    Just seen Justin Langer at a press conference.

    Looks like a man under pressure.

    He’s got four daughters each wanting a test-player husband.

  205. JC

    Jupes

    Don’t be silly. The Rothschilds run the world. Only the woke understand this. The Rothschilds run the Fed, which I’m sure you didn’t know. Jerome Powell may sound like an Anglo name to you but he’s a Rothschild along with Christine Lagarde. It’s a dead giveaway you’re a Rothschild with a first name like Christine because who else but a J^w would have that as a first name? A Christian? Don’t make me laugh. 🙂

  206. Infidel Tiger

    Theodora Dickinson
    Theodora Dickinson
    @TheaDickinson
    Nearly two-thirds of roadside speed cameras in France have been burnt, painted over, blown up, smashed or simply covered with ‘gilets jaunes’ after President Macron’s government reduced the speed limit on country roads to 80 km/h from 90 km/h.

    What a great country.

    Imagine living in a country with spirit, that didn’t acquiesce to the corporate state?

  207. Infidel Tiger

    He’s got four daughters each wanting a test-player husband.

    Perhaps he should stop selecting homos who can’t bat?

  208. DrBeauGan

    There was an elderly j^w who enjoyed reading the protocols of the elders of zion. When asked why, he explained that when he was down and short on money, it cheered him up to find out he was really running the world.

  209. JC

    Had lunch with a bunch of people today. One of them happened to be a “physician” at a couple of private hospitals. I’m guessing it means a glorified GP these days.

    He told me an interesting story about drug use in the US. He told me that there’s an outbreak use of very low dose LSD by US executives because it actually helps raise performance. Apparently, it doesn’t show up in drug tests. They are also using low grade doses of heroin to do the same thing. Improve their performance with better concentration and also improving performance in meetings etc.

    You need to be very disciplined in using this stuff because there’s always the urge to increase dosage. You then can’t sleep and they get sleeping pills prescribed.

  210. Leigh Lowe

    He’s got four daughters each wanting a test-player husband.

    Go to India.
    Mr Pujara will marry all four.
    Problem is solved.

  211. C.L.

    Nearly two-thirds of roadside speed cameras in France have been burnt, painted over, blown up, smashed or simply covered with ‘gilets jaunes’ after President Macron’s government reduced the speed limit on country roads to 80 km/h from 90 km/h.

    Fantastic stuff.

  212. Confused Old Misfit

    JC can you translate this, it might be important, I have no idea.

    Dunno about JC but Google says:

    In bed late and standing up early, a little tired but happy
    😊
    .
    Our ports remain closed, the landings are zero and the Italians will not pay one euro for other new arrivals. (1/2)

  213. JC

    Stimson:

    Don’t have bones in your fingers allowing you to use the keyboard to get to Google Translate?

    Translated this:

    In bed late and standing early, a little tired but happy
    😊
    .
    Our ports remain closed, the landings are zero and the Italians will not pay a euro for other new arrivals.

    Presumably standing early means getting up early.

    He’s a fat head. I don’t like him much because they aren’t doing any economic reforms.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    Theodora Dickinson
    Theodora Dickinson
    @TheaDickinson
    Nearly two-thirds of roadside speed cameras in France have been burnt, painted over, blown up, smashed or simply covered with ‘gilets jaunes’ after President Macron’s government reduced the speed limit on country roads to 80 km/h from 90 km/h.
    .
    .
    What a great country.

    Imagine living in a country with spirit, that didn’t acquiesce to the corporate state?

    Rural France is fucken A -grade.
    Great food, good wine at reasonable prices and lovely people.
    They just need to build a wall around Paris and Marseille.

  215. Snoopy

    Nearly two-thirds of roadside speed cameras in France have been burnt, painted over, blown up, smashed or simply covered with ‘gilets jaunes’ after President Macron’s government reduced the speed limit on country roads to 80 km/h from 90 km/h.

    That will never happen in Australia.

  216. Infidel Tiger

    I love Italy, but it has to be split up.

    A return to the Papal States and the kingdoms of yore is much better for all.

    Localism is the future. Embrace it.

  217. mh

    JC, Nathan Rothschild bought the entire British economy for ‘pennies on the pound’ during the Napoleonic wars.

    It’s an interesting tale. And true.

  218. Infidel Tiger

    Australians are the most compliant people on earth.

    In Hell, we are the parking inspectors.

  219. DrBeauGan

    Snoopy
    #2904003, posted on January 10, 2019 at 11:35 pm
    Nearly two-thirds of roadside speed cameras in France have been burnt, painted over, blown up, smashed or simply covered with ‘gilets jaunes’ after President Macron’s government reduced the speed limit on country roads to 80 km/h from 90 km/h.

    That will never happen in Australia.

    Don’t complain about other people not doing it. Start on it yourself and set a good example.

  220. JC

    Don’t complain about other people not doing it. Start on it yourself and set a good example.

    You need a step ladder. They are quite high. Walking the street late at night with a hammer and step ladder wouldn’t flick a switch at all, right? 🙂

  221. jupes

    It’s an interesting tale. And true.

    Here we fucking go …

  222. Nelson Kidd-Players

    So the French throw a hi-vis vest over speed cameras while Aussies phone talkback radio in favour of point-to-point speed detection.

  223. JC

    You’d get life with no parole in a maxi in Australia if you damaged one of those cameras.

  224. Infidel Tiger

    A fixed speed/red light camera near me was taken out with angle grinder.

    Apparently the damage was tens of thousands… replaced within a month.

  225. JC

    mh

    Stop now! No one could ever have bought the entire British economy. The story is he bought lots of stocks using a carrier pigeon to be the first with the news. Big deal if true.

  226. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Does anyone know if the cameras on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale and Forster Roads are active? I suspect they are point-to-point and for trucks only, but someone may know more.

  227. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2904005, posted on January 10, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    I love Italy, but it has to be split up.

    A return to the Papal States and the kingdoms of yore is much better for all.

    Localism is the future. Embrace it.

    I’m not sure about this.
    But if the checkpoints between regional borders can be all staffed by local lasses wearing uniforms designed by me I am all for it.

  228. JC

    Apparently the damage was tens of thousands… replaced within a month.

    Not if 2/3rds of the evil things were destroyed. The state governments would be howling like pigs in a slaughter house if that happened here. It would be a state of emergency and I’d bet my last dollar they would introduce immediate legislation to increase the penalties… like they always do.

  229. Mitch M.

    You need a step ladder. They are quite high. Walking the street late at night with a hammer and step ladder wouldn’t flick a switch at all, right?

    Nah a BB gun slug would probably crack the lens or damage it enough to demand a replacement. Cheap way to attack. Good economics, good politics, good target practice. BB guns are cheap but oh wait … bloody Howard. They took away our guns so we couldn’t shoot their cameras.

  230. DrBeauGan

    You need a step ladder. They are quite high. Walking the street late at night with a hammer and step ladder wouldn’t flick a switch at all, right?

    Or a shotgun.

    I saw a bloke in Perth today wearing a tee-shirt saying that global warming is a hoax. Cheered me up no end.

  231. Snoopy

    A fixed speed/red light camera near me was taken out with angle grinder

    At last. A use for lithium batteries.

  232. jupes

    BHP driver sacked after Pilbara train derailment claims unfair dismissal

    How’s that for a sense of entitlement? Sure it cost the company a few mil, but hey, they’ve got billions right?

    He had one job – put the fucking hand brake on when he stepped out of the train. Check out the pictures at the link.

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