Open Forum: January 12, 2019

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  1. Memoryvault

    I think Mitch is Sco Mo.

    Nah.
    Mitch writes sentences more than six words long, and can post a YouTube clip.
    Most definitely not an Aussie party politician.

  2. struth

    think much of comes from people who have a too fixed view of cultures, as if these must forever stay the way they are.

    Our culture caused our wealth and for that to continue some parts of our culture must be vigorously guarded.

  3. Rae

    I like the way more and more black Americans are abandoning the term ‘African-American’.

    Really? Can’t say I’ve seen any evidence of that.

    There is, of course, Rachel Dolezal. But there’s only one of her.

  4. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Western nations are not winning.
    They are being plundered.

    To be specific, westerners are being slowly replaced and anyone that objects to this is apparently racist.

    The Great Replacement™

  5. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun granted asylum in Canada, Justin Trudeau confirms
    Soy Boy to the rescue… Slo Mo not so much…

    Australia slammed for dragging feet on Saudi teen’s asylum plea

    The Australian government has come under fire for taking ‘too long’ to process a Saudi teenager’s desperate bid for asylum in our country.

  6. None

    Americans of African appearance.

  7. struth

    Slammed….by who?

    Slammed….under fire….meaningless journospeak for we dont like it

  8. John Constantine

    Previous western style outposts that now are not.

    Hong Kong.

    Rhodesia.

    South Africa.

    American South West.

  9. EvilElvis

    Another temperature forecast fail, 35C high expected, currently 28.8C at 4.15pm. Not gonna make it! This is frequently happening, when do we get our money back?

  10. Mitch M.

    Are you counting the EU as a nation, or do you want to wait out the next ten years so they can complete the formalities?

    Sure Tel, so many European nations are basket cases. Ya know like Norway, with a 1 trillion plus sovereign fund, or Germany, that accepted all those migrants because of near full employment(nothing to do with some cabal set out to destroy the West, purely economic), or how Denmark consistently scores so highly on happiness and Finland a leader in education. Britain is in far worse shape than most of continental countries, the place is going to shite and people think Brexit will fix that. Silly little dreamers, Brexit is doing more damage to Britain than the threats it was supposed to address.

  11. None

    Was about to say the same struth that was a very interesting little “no names” slap whatever

    It just goes to show that there was at least one group of people who were going to use the Saudi teen’s fate to slap the government ayat stuff border policy.

    So happy the girl got to go to Canada. As I pointed out here she tweeted that from her account: “I want to go to Canada”.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So happy the girl got to go to Canada. As I pointed out here she tweeted that from her account: “I want to go to Canada”.

    I’d be interested to see what sort of protection she’ll be given in Canada.

  13. DrBeauGan

    Hey I’m no scientist but I know an Asian when I’m looking at one, and a negro as well.
    Heck , if you put a white man in the line up, I can pick him out as well.

    Yes, and you’d be noticing the most superficial quality they have. Black Ball has told us he’s aboriginal, and it’s quite possible he looks like one. But going on what he writes, he’s clearly a westerner. It’s possible he has some connections with aboriginal culture too, but it’s very obvious he has western and Australian values and assumptions. There are Asians who are also westerners, and I’ve even met black Africans who are westerners. On the other hand, the entire pale-skinned green party are emphatically not westerners. They have cultural assumptions that are not compatible with western civilisation.

    Face it, skin colour is a lousy basis on which to judge anyone, when ten minutes conversation can make it clear whether you are talking to someone who shares your values or to an alien who belongs on a different planet.

    Blair Cottrell’s use of the word miscegenation makes it very plain that he disagrees with the above and believes there is something wrong about a white man marrying a black woman or the other way around. That makes him a racist, and more importantly, a whacko.

  14. Black Ball

    Another temperature forecast fail, 35C high expected, currently 28.8C at 4.15pm. Not gonna make it! This is frequently happening, when do we get our money back?

    Get the bowls out, game to play! Might be half pissed however.

  15. Black Ball

    . Black Ball has told us he’s aboriginal, and it’s quite possible he looks like one. But going on what he writes, he’s clearly a westerner.

    Yes I am Aboriginal but first and foremost Australian. Parents foisted upon me the importance of education and thinking for yourself. Which gets you labelled a coconut for having the temerity of leaving the plantation so to speak.

  16. Tel

    Tulsi Gabbard might be a plausible Democrat candidate.

    Not as much fruit loop as Sanders and Cortez; bit of a peacenik; more honest than Elizabeth Warren (there’s faint praise for you).

  17. John Constantine

    British Columbia.

    Vancouver, the capital of British Columbia is demographically locked into becoming Chinese majority.

    Already Chinese majority under fifty in many districts.

    Just got to wait for the Pale Rider to tidy things up.

    One country, two systems?.

    Hongcouver?.

  18. Black Ball

    Fat Warne trying his best to woo Isha Guha. Cringeworthy.

  19. A Lurker

    Breaking! Huge explosions in Paris. Not reported yet by the news.

  20. jupes

    I don’t understand all this paranoia about the decline of the west. It becomes more dominant with each decade.

    Bollocks on stilts.

    If you’re that concerned about preserving your culture perhaps you can appreciate why so many become so upset at the way the West works its way into so many cultures and slowly but surely dominates them.

    Again, utter bollocks. Back in the days of empire this was true but now it’s the opposite. Let’s compare places of worship 50 years ago to now. Does Australia have more or less mosques? Does Australia have more or less churches? Any churches built in Saudi Arabia yet? No? Didn’t think so.

  21. jupes

    If you’re that concerned about preserving your culture perhaps you can appreciate why so many become so upset at the way the West works its way into so many cultures and slowly but surely dominates them.

    The other point to make about this, is that when the West (particularly England in the days of Empire)”works its way so many cultures” it improves them exponentially.

    Not so much when Islam, the Chicoms or black Africans reciprocate.

  22. Roger

    Presumably Kaufmann is J*wish. Your link doesn’t really give a clue on the point he is making.

    Sigh.

    If you click on the book icon you get a fairly generous excerpt, including the table of contents and back page spiel.

    And I don’t think he is J*wish, either (although is he part Chinese)…but why do you raise it, mh?

  23. Black Ball

    Commentator A Lurker suggested terrorism first up but then changed to a gas explosion after speaking to some witnesses. Cars overturned apparently, be interested in this story as more comes to hand.

  24. Mitch M.

    Again, utter bollocks. Back in the days of empire this was true but now it’s the opposite. Let’s compare places of worship 50 years ago to now. Does Australia have more or less mosques? Does Australia have more or less churches? Any churches built in Saudi Arabia yet? No? Didn’t think so.

    Days of empire? Pre WW2 and all the shite that created? You really think it was better for plebs over there and here way back then? We now enjoy a lifestyle and no other human beings in time or place have ever experienced. That’s why we’re dominant. We are better and many nations across the globe are adopting our ways because we are better.

    Your reference to religion ignores the fact that the West is secular and that in the West religion is rapidly fading away.

    Sure go back to the pre WW2 lifestyle where social mobility was close to zero, where women could be raped and beaten and the law turned a blind eye. Fuck go back to the 19th century and send your kids to work in a coal mine then tell me that the West is in decline. Life has never been better but so many here keep saying how bad everything has become. Of think of the children, how terrible it will be for them because there are fewer churches here. The alarmism here is like the climate alarmists: you keep making all these claims that disaster is upon and provide fuck all evidence. So many here must be dysthymic.

  25. John Constantine

    “From the backseat, Jude saying, Mama, I HATE
    Republicans, and the way he says HATE,
    saying it the way only a seven-year-old can,

    saying it like he’s very, very certain,”

    https://www.berfrois.com/2015/08/poem-of-philosophical-and-parental-conundrums-written-in-an-election-year-erin-belieu/

    “though I know another factor must be
    that Jude’s father is now married to a woman
    who’s half Cuban and from Miami, who’s not

    thrilled with Jude piping up about republicans and
    booing every time a GOP candidate appears on TV.

    And that’s what you call the realpolitik in action”

    Comrades.

  26. bespoke

    Mitch M.
    #2905609, posted on January 12, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for that, it updated my view of Africa. The countries seem lifting them selves up by adopting amore western stile of Law and commerce while hear its heading in the opposite direction. Do you agree?

  27. P

    Tulsi Gabbard might be a plausible Democrat candidate.

    More conservative than the others who will probably be running:
    Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden.

  28. egg_

    Funny how Chinese colleagues refer to my type as “white guys”, even Eurasians do, even if relatively lightly skinned and over 6′ tall, they still identify as ethnically Chinese even with a Anglo father.
    Raaaaacist!!11!

  29. None

    Penny Wong is such a fwit but just have a look at some of the comments. These people would fail a basic civics class. One – who also slanders- claims to be a teacher.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SenatorWong/status/1083588541542592513

  30. egg_

    Look at all the Oz born Chinese “comedians” earning a living out of racism – one trick ponies, the lot.

  31. Mitch M.

    Thanks for that, it updated my view of Africa. The countries seem lifting them selves up by adopting amore western stile of Law and commerce while hear its heading in the opposite direction. Do you agree?

    Bespoke I don’t know what you mean by “opposite direction”. What I see happening at present is stupidity spreading across the political spectrum and people still worshiping politicians which is so childish. That is most definitely the opposite direction because tribalism often involves the adoration of the most powerful male. The bowing down before pollies, be it the likes of Obama or Trump or any of ’em is potentially far more dangerous than the current issues around sexuality and identity. If there is one thing history teaches us it is that when masses bow down in unalloyed adoration of before big men big shit happens.

  32. DrBeauGan

    That’s why we’re dominant. We are better and many nations across the globe are adopting our ways because we are better.

    Sure, they are copying what they see as our good ideas, mainly technology and capitalism. The ethos which gave rise to those things, free speech, Christianity, rationality, not so much. And we are abandoning them too, so why should they?

    Can you really run a high tech civilisation with our education system? I have my doubts.

  33. Roger

    And I don’t think he is J*wish, either (although is he part Chinese)…but why do you raise it, mh?

    Still waiting for a reply.

  34. Tel

    https://www.thelocal.de/20161219/so-far-only-34000-refugees-have-found-jobs

    So Germany needed more workers, and decided to bring in refugees (most of them claiming to be Syrian, and probably a few of them actually were Syrian). Out of 1.2 million, only 34,000 found jobs and a good fraction of those jobs were temporary. However the Germans did discover they now needed more social workers, teachers, etc so that’s extra work for 50,000 Germans. Ahhh … what was the problem we were solving again? I think they probably need more police too, to avoid a re-run of that New Years Eve incident that never officially happened.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/euro-area/gdp-growth

    The Euro area growth rate (which covers all the “advanced” nations inside the EU, except the UK) has been appalling for the past 10 years, negative in places and under 1% for most of it.

    Norway can have their nationalized oil pumping and shipping based economy, ask the Arabs it’s an easy way to get rich. The Norwegians were smart never to join the EU or that would have been snatched away just like the UK fishing grounds.

    Finland might have a good looking education system, mostly that’s in relative terms because they aren’t going backwards as fast as everyone else. We can enter into long discussions about what’s gone wrong with education in the Western world.

  35. John Constantine

    We will run our hitech civilisation with Skynet, while our education system becomes our gulags.

    Artificial Intelligence Is Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  36. egg_

    Penny Wong is such a fwit…

    Dogwhistling by the mixed race woman who identifies as a Chinaman?
    Quelle surprise!

  37. egg_

    snatched away just like the UK fishing grounds.

    Ratfvcked!

  38. Boambee John

    According to the co-founder of the French Green Party, benefits for native European families should be removed in order to encourage them to have less children so that more room can be made for Muslim migrants.
    Yves Cochet co-founded the French Green Party in 1984 and is currently an elected member of the European Parliament.
    During an interview with left-wing French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur, Cochet brazenly advocated proposals that would lead to the demographic suicide of the native French population….

    When this was posted up thread, some suggested that because the Greens are only a small minority in the electorate, this suggestion will go no-where.

    For better or for wirse (mostly for worse), the Slime have a record of persuading governments to implement stupid policies. When the Wentworth Group of Concerned “Scientists” started their campaign on the Murray-Darling basin around 20 years ago, I did not believe that any major party would agree, in effect, to close down the MIA. I was wrong, and the MIA is a shadow of its forner self.

    How many here believed that thd Slime could effectively destroy the electricity generation systems of many industrialised nations? They have done so, and stopping further destruction, let alone reversing it, seems unlikely.

    Just because we think the Slime are an ignorant, ptimitive, minority, does not mean that we can ignore their latest stupid propisal. When an ignorant, primitive, even stupid, group proposes something, and when that group has a record of success with earlier stupid proposals, it behoves us to take them seriously, and consider how to stop the latest stupidity, and reverse the earlier ones.

  39. DrBeauGan

    Which gets you labelled a coconut for having the temerity of leaving the plantation so to speak.

    I hope this doesn’t bother you. I’d regard it as a mark of envy, so it would cheer me up. Like having m0nty call me a Nazi.

  40. mh

    The invasion day hysteria is nearly upon us.

    Yet the same crowd won’t give a thought about the tripling of Australia’s immigration intake. Were Aboriginals asked if they wanted a big Australia? Nope.

  41. mh

    Still waiting for a reply.

    You can wait all you like, Roger.

  42. feelthebern

    My Chinese staff use the term “Round Eye”.
    In return, I often comment on their driving.

  43. Woolfe

    Paris explosion said to be from gas leak in bakery.

  44. feelthebern

    Watchmen about to crank up on Fox.
    Excellent.

  45. Roger

    Still waiting for a reply.

    You can wait all you like, Roger.

    Keep an eye on this idiot, Sinc.

  46. egg_

    Penny Wong is such a fwit…

    Razor Fanny berates Fraser Anning.

  47. Mitch M.

    Yes I am Aboriginal but first and foremost Australian. Parents foisted upon me the importance of education and thinking for yourself. Which gets you labelled a coconut for having the temerity of leaving the plantation so to speak.

    At some point in history all our ancestors saw a better way and left the plantation. They probably suffered the same recriminations as yourself.

  48. feelthebern

    Breaking news.
    There is another sex tape with the same league player from yesterday.
    From the twitter comments, it’s pretty rank.

    If this was SHY, it would all be revenge porn etc.
    Because its a league player. its all, is he going to get sacked.
    Massive double standard.

  49. feelthebern

    What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms should not be judged by anyone.

  50. mh

    Keep an eye on this idiot, Sinc.

    Don’t go running off to Sinclair. He told us he wants vigorous debates on important issues. That is what is occurring, no more no less.

  51. Black Ball

    I hope this doesn’t bother you. I’d regard it as a mark of envy, so it would cheer me up.

    This comes from other blacks so no it doesn’t worry me.
    Because I think Obama was terrible and have enthusiastically shown my admiration for Trump, been called a lot of things. Just point to the facts of what Trump has achieved and the manifest failures of Obama. The sound of crickets invariably ensues afterwards after many a verbal and electronic stoush on Facebook.

  52. Roger

    Don’t go running off to Sinclair. He told us he wants vigorous debates on important issues. That is what is occurring, no more no less.

    Yet you refuse to engage.

    I smell a cowardly anti-Semite.

    Prove me wrong.

  53. Roger

    So answer my question:

    Why do you assume Kaufmann is a J3w and what possible relevance does that have to his argument?

    Go!

  54. mh

    Roger, you put the same link up twice and I was the only one who replied.

    Now you are demanding I engage with you.

  55. bespoke

    Mitch M.

    The bowing down before pollies, be it the likes of Obama or Trump or any of ’em is potentially far more dangerous than the current issues around sexuality and identity.

    I think personality cults are dangerous but as for Trump (I was cleaning my room under Obama so I wouldn’t no) its mostly reactionary and in jest like it is hear. I do think sexuality and identity is being exploited to divide us into tribes . Special carve outs for Laws and other services in the long run always leads to cultural upheaval as evident in todays discussion.

  56. Roger

    So answer my question:

    Why do you assume Kaufmann is a J^w?

    Further, what possible relevance does that have to the argument in his book?

    Go!

  57. DrBeauGan

    This comes from other blacks so no it doesn’t worry me.

    It’s called the crab bucket effect. You can keep a lot of crabs in a bucket, because when one tries to escape, the other crabs try to pull him back. You have to be a tough and determined crab to get away from the born losers.

    You seem to be setting a good example. Kudos.

  58. egg_

    The sound of crickets invariably ensues afterwards after many a verbal and electronic stoush on Facebook.

    They’d only be aping crap from Aunty, anyway (M0nster style)?

  59. mh

    Roger, you’re becoming hysterical.

  60. Roger

    Roger, you put the same link up twice

    Because it was germane and may have been overlooked the first time.

    Now you are demanding I engage with you.

    Vigorous debate, anyone?

    Read the excerpts, then get back to me.

  61. Roger

    Roger, you’re becoming hysterical.

    No, I’m a man.

    Now man up yourself and stop avoiding the question.

    What is the relevance of Kaufmann’s J8wishness to the argument presented in his book?

  62. mh

    Vigorous debate, anyone?

    Read the excerpts, then get back to me.

    You post these excerpts here on this page and I will give my opinion. Promise.

  63. EvilElvis

    Get the bowls out, game to play! Might be half pissed however.

    Over 25C and the balls are always out in the EE stronghold, BB.

    Oh, ‘bowls’…

  64. None

    If this was SHY, it would all be revenge porn etc.
    Because its a league player. its all, is he going to get sacked.

    Huh? SHY puts out sex tapes? #mindbleach# If she did she should bloody well get sacked. Bloody hell isn’t there enough cruelty and suffering in the world? Must you add to the world’s suffering with an SHY sex tape?

  65. Old School Conservative

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2905474, posted on January 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm
    How Should These Nazis Be Punished, Libertarians?

    You don’t punish young men for just being stupid, especially when it’s not all their fault.
    Look at the faces – all laughing, celebrating the end of being under strict discipline for so long, and “taking the piss” out of anyone who takes offence. Wilful flaunting of authority figures, nothing more.
    Their education would have been poor too. There would have been minor attention paid to what drove Hitler and the horrors he perpetrated. Being 3 generations removed from the events makes anything taught to them more of a movie than real life.
    Punishment – No. Reality check from their parents – yes. Hopefully each participant will see the error of their youthful ways.

  66. C.L.

    Face it, skin colour is a lousy basis on which to judge anyone, when ten minutes conversation can make it clear whether you are talking to someone who shares your values or to an alien who belongs on a different planet.

    Who’s judging individuals?
    All of the most advanced, freest, safest, wealthiest and most humane nations on earth are the traditionally white homelands. All of the violent, irreformable shitholes are the traditionally brown homelands. Why is that?

  67. egg_

    Oi Arky, here’s Tool Time Tim’s real life car:

  68. Roger

    You post these excerpts here on this page and I will give my opinion. Promise.

    This is becoming tiresome, mh.

    Since you took notice of my link, read the excerpts and reply, please.

    I will check tomorrow.

  69. C.L.

    News lead tonight was the drugged lunatic who drove his ute into four cars on a Gold Coast highway. He then proceeded to assault the female police officer who arrived on scene. He was about to take her gun when four civilian men intervened, arrested the perpetrator and saved the day. Had he got the gun, he could have killed somebody.

  70. Mitch M.

    So Germany needed more workers, and decided to bring in refugees (most of them claiming to be Syrian, and probably a few of them actually were Syrian). …

    Tel I didn’t say it was a good idea, I think mass fast migrations are dangerous for the recipient country. I might be wrong about it but I think the subtext for Germany was near full employment. Think about it this way: if Germany had high unemployment I doubt they would have let them in.

    The Euro area growth rate (which covers all the “advanced” nations inside the EU, except the UK) has been appalling for the past 10 years, negative in places and under 1% for most of it.

    Really?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_Union_member_states_by_GDP_growth

    Finland might have a good looking education system, mostly that’s in relative terms because they aren’t going backwards as fast as everyone else. We can enter into long discussions about what’s gone wrong with education in the Western world.

    What is ruining education is that it is stuck in a 19th century model. Degrees have become burdensome rote learning. In the world today rote learning is vital in some areas but in some domains, and particularly for someone my age with a less than good memory, ya just look stuff up mate no need to go memorizing all that jazz.

    I read at least 100 abstracts a week, a number of studies, and countless research news items. I have concerns about education but the breakneck speed of progress in biomedicine is a wonder to behold. I am not seeing evidence of a slowdown, if anything the exact opposite. The amount of research now is so high that I receive emails for preprint studies and spend my Sunday arvos plowing through those choosing which to download. At least I am now anticipating the ASD research and am finding interesting ways to think about the pathogenesis of it but some of the papers on the relevant reading list are very difficult and will require much rereading on my part.

    I spent Xmas with family, the young ones: 2 doctors going into specialisation, a nutritionist, a financial expert, an IT whiz(who set up this new fantastic rig for me), and on this blog I read about how stupid and hopeless the younger gens are. Not seeing it, though the reversal of the Flynn Effect may point to a big problem. Can’t know because I no longer spend time around people. Perhaps that Xmas represented an outlier, perhaps they are great mobs of stupid young people out there hell bent of tearing the world apart.

  71. Roger

    Why is that?

    Well, I suspect it’s nothing to do with skin colour, just for starters.

  72. Snoopy

    Snoopy a week ago I wouldn’t have believed it either …

    Mitch, that Simon Whistler is a total fuckwit. His 6% average GDP growth for sub-Saharan Africa (ex RSA) is not supported by the IMF (and anyone believing African government’s GDP data would have to be a lunatic). FFS he lauded the DRC!

    All that talk about development and not a word about government debt and to whom it’s owed.

    You have to ask why sub-Saharan Africans are risking their lives getting to Europe when things are so rosey.

  73. bespoke

    I haven’t much to add only say DrBeauGan has articulated my view in a way I couldn’t. Black Ball has given hope and reaffirmed that leaders and activist do not represent all the rank and file.

  74. C.L.

    Well, I suspect it’s nothing to do with skin colour, just for starters.

    Who said it did?
    Explain why all of the most advanced, freest, safest, wealthiest and most humane nations on earth are the traditionally white homelands and all of the violent, irreformable shitholes are the traditionally brown homelands.
    GO!

  75. Roger

    Well, I suspect it’s nothing to do with skin colour, just for starters.

    If I recall correctly, the man who deserves to be regarded as the father of Western civilisation as it developed after the fall of Rome, St. Augustine, was a Berber, albeit Roman by culture.

    That goes to my point (and, incidentally, Kaufmann’s point) – culture is more crucial than ethnicity.

  76. jupes

    Days of empire? Pre WW2 and all the shite that created?

    Yes the days of empire. The living conditions of primitive cultures was in most cases raised exponentially wherever England formed a colony. Other nations maybe not so much.

    You really think it was better for plebs over there and here way back then?

    No. Not in the West as we have continued to invent shit and improve the standard of living. Those same inventions and colonisation of the third world has also (generally) improved the standard of living there.

    We now enjoy a lifestyle and no other human beings in time or place have ever experienced.

    Mostly true. However there are now parts of Western nations that are declining in freedom and standard of living due to importing Islam and third world savages. Multiculturalism has been a massive failure. Leftism has made us weaker. We now have an emasculated ADF, and ineffective police forces.

    That’s why we’re dominant. We are better and many nations across the globe are adopting our ways because we are better.

    While they may use Western technology, Islamic nations are not “adopting our ways”. That’s why they are shitholes. Same with ex-colonies. Most of them revert to their old ways. That’s why African nations are shitholes.

    Your reference to religion ignores the fact that the West is secular and that in the West religion is rapidly fading away.

    In places where Christianity is fading away, Islam is taking over. In places where Islam is taking over Christianity and Judaism are disappearing.

    Sure go back to the pre WW2 lifestyle where social mobility was close to zero, where women could be raped and beaten and the law turned a blind eye.

    Don’t be an idiot. Mobility was only restricted by technology and there was no rape culture in English speaking Western nations.

    Fuck go back to the 19th century and send your kids to work in a coal mine then tell me that the West is in decline. Life has never been better but so many here keep saying how bad everything has become.

    Yes technology and working conditions have improved but there were no Muslims stabbing and shooting Australians back in the day, nor were there Sudanese gangs bashing Aussies or Chicoms bribing our politicians or censoring opinions in our universities.

    Of think of the children, how terrible it will be for them because there are fewer churches here.

    Indeed, and don’t forget the mosques and the many benefits they have brought to Australia.

    The alarmism here is like the climate alarmists: you keep making all these claims that disaster is upon and provide fuck all evidence. So many here must be dysthymic.

    How far does your head have to buried in the sand to make such an ignorant statement?

  77. Old School Conservative

    Lizzie, go to Black Ball’s link to the Betoota Advocate.
    One of the articles would interest you.

    (Man Discovers ‘She’ll Be Right’ Is Not An Effective Prescription On Worsening Medical Condition)

  78. DrBeauGan

    Who’s judging individuals?
    All of the most advanced, freest, safest, wealthiest and most humane nations on earth are the traditionally white homelands. All of the violent, irreformable shitholes are the traditionally brown homelands. Why is that?

    Culture. European culture, also known as Western Civilisation, is vastly superior to the alternatives. That correlates, increasingly poorly, with skin colour, but isn’t caused by it. Proof: Black Ball. Nobody would have known he is aboriginal if he hadn’t told us.

    There are lots of other examples of people from other cultures who have successfully adopted ours. Just as there are examples of people who haven’t been able to escape from a backward one. I’m entirely in favour of those who have made it and hope there’ll be lots more.

  79. Black Ball

    Black Ball has given hope and reaffirmed that leaders and activist do not represent all the rank and file.

    I am always learning bespoke. Coming to this site has been very educational. Activists from our communities are only in it for themselves in my opinion. Geoff Clark of course the prime example.

  80. John Constantine

    Their khawaja. Makes fifty, batting at his pace, not the teams pace burns overs.. Burns the review. No sharp singles, no ones into twos.

    No chase in field, drops a couple he should have taken, clutches hammy as an excuse.

    Captain material to show off cricket Australia’s credentials.

    Comrades.

  81. mh

    Ok Roger, and I’m not scrolling back.

    As I said, I asked what was the thrust of Kaufman’s message in this book White Shift. You said I needed to click the picture and it will give a detailed description, this was as a result of me never bothering with Amazon and I didn’t see any other reviews apart from one very brief summary of the book.

    The authors name is Kaufmann which is a very popular J*wish name. I advised that I will presume he is J*wish. The reason I would consider this a factor is because if someone is writing about the positives of a shift in white demographics I would like to know the race that the person identifies as. If someone wrote a book on that subject and had a surname which could easily be taken as Muslim, I would take that into account as well. Wouldn’t you?

    Maybe that is some persons definition of anti semitism, but I’m not too fussed about that.

  82. Black Ball

    Watching something now on the SS on National Geographic channel. Truly horrifying, Auschwitz prominent. Footage of guards at the camp speaking candidly about life there.

  83. zyconoclast

    Britain will witness a surge in neo-Nazi extremist groups if MPs block or weaken Brexit, a Cabinet minister warns today.

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the 17million who voted to leave the EU would feel ‘cheated’ by any moves to water down Theresa May’s deal or thwart our exit entirely.

    This would have grave implications for our democracy, he said, ending centuries of moderate politics.

  84. None

    What is ruining education is that it is stuck in a 19th century model. Degrees have become burdensome rote learning. In the world today rote learning is vital in some areas but in some domains, and particularly for someone my age with a less than good memory, ya just look stuff up mate no need to go memorizing all that jazz.

    crikey have you been near University lately. There is no learning in a university much less any rote learning. The whole idea of gaining knowledge of any sort is just not on the agenda of any university course these days.

  85. Boambee John

    Dr BG at 2106

    Culture. European culture, also known as Western Civilisation, is vastly superior to the alternatives. That correlates, increasingly poorly, with skin colour, but isn’t caused by it. Proof: Black Ball. Nobody would have known he is aboriginal if he hadn’t told us.

    Indeed. David Flint has Sri Lankan heritage, but is more a part of western culture that many on the Australian left. For an earlier example from the same area, take Admiral of the Fleet Jackie Fisher, twice First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, his mother a Sri Lankan. Hard to get deeper into western mikitary culture than 1SL!

  86. Boambee John

    military, not mikitary!

    Though some of our lot are a bit Mickey Mouse.

  87. Nick

    If this was SHY, it would all be revenge porn etc.
    Because its a league player. its all, is he going to get sacked.
    Massive double standard.

    I know what you mean though. There would be condemnation about ‘slut shaming’

  88. None

    Skin colour is totally f****** irrelevant to everything.
    Socio-cultural-religious factors and even biological mechanisms (like fight or flight responses) may be relevant for beliefs, attitudes, behaviour but never ever ever skin colour. I couldn’t care less if you were black white pink or blue with a purple pom-pom on top.

  89. bespoke

    Black Ball

    Id be interested in what traditions you have kept and what leaders you think are trying help, if not now in a less hostile timeline.

  90. For those who enjoyed Boemian Rhapsody there is an interesting Youtube clip featuring Queen at Live Aid with the movie concert segment in sync next to it.

  91. DrBeauGan

    Indeed. David Flint has Sri Lankan heritage, but is more a part of western culture that many on the Australian left. For an earlier example from the same area, take Admiral of the Fleet Jackie Fisher, twice First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, his mother a Sri Lankan. Hard to get deeper into western mikitary culture than 1SL!

    I don’t think ethnicity counts for much. Cultural effects are huge. The fact that our culture is associated with European ethnicity for historical reasons misleads some.

    The fact is that leftism is clearly not western civilisation. Greens clearly don’t belong to it. In fact they hate it and want to destroy it. If the buggers all lived in a separate country, it would be one of CL’s shitholes. Unfortunately, they live in ours. So they are trying to turn Australia into a shithole.

  92. Nick

    Thanks Brett, I wouldn’t mind seeing that

  93. P

    The much awaited resignation of RBG did not come today. Musta been fake news because I noticed this tweet:
    Blitzer: “Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg had just finished enjoying a game of tennis before our reporters caught up with her during afternoon tea and a review of the transcripts from oral arguments.”

    Probably.

  94. Mater

    Culture. European culture, also known as Western Civilisation, is vastly superior to the alternatives. That correlates, increasingly poorly, with skin colour, but isn’t caused by it. Proof: Black Ball. Nobody would have known he is aboriginal if he hadn’t told us.

    I agree 100% with this. However, further to the point that I think Struth was trying to make, if you were targeting the western culture, wouldn’t it make sense to focus on the ‘whiteness’ first? Easy target recognition and less chance of fratricide. How many non-western countries are white?

    It’s convenient for them that the lowest hanging, most easily identified fruit is also the largest proportion of the crop.

  95. Eyrie

    zyconoclast, that’s disgusting.

  96. jupes

    There are lots of other examples of people from other cultures who have successfully adopted ours. Just as there are examples of people who haven’t been able to escape from a backward one. I’m entirely in favour of those who have made it and hope there’ll be lots more.

    The problem of course is that it is (or should be) the duty of our government to ensure the safety of Australian citizens. Every culture produces criminals, however the government should not allow people to immigrate who will kill or attack us at a rate far greater than occurs already by our own criminals. In other words they have to discriminate in who they allow to come here in order to ensure Australia remains as safe as possible.

    Back in the day they did this with the White Australia Policy. It was crude but effective. Certainly more effective than the non-discriminatory policy they are running with these days. I don’t recommend we return to the WAP, however we need to return to a discriminatory policy that at the very least bans Muslim and black African immigration and has a close look at Chicom immigration. There could be caveats but that would be the basic policy.

  97. None

    Culture. European culture, also known as Western Civilisation, is vastly superior to the alternatives. That correlates, increasingly poorly, with skin colour, but isn’t caused by it. 

    it never correlated with skin colour in the first place. Western civilization has its roots in greco-roman classicism transformed by judeo-christianity. The Ancients didn’t think in terms of skin colour. Being a Greek, or being a Roman citizen had nothing to do even with race. Ditto being a J-w or a Christian. Western civilization is also not limited to Western Europe. It extends to Israel, Canada, America, Australia and increasingly more parts of Africa, Asia and South America as well.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Admiral of the Fleet Jackie Fisher, twice First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, his mother a Sri Lankan. Hard to get deeper into western mikitary culture than 1SL!

    Robert Massies epic book “Dreadnought” cites Jackie Fisher’s parents as both being English, his complexion as being the result of an attack of severe malaria, and the story that his mother was Sri Lankan was a vicious rumour spread by his enemies., to explain his features.

  99. mh

    All the Indians I know would most likely identify as westerners. However, India is always “home” when you listen to them.

    This is where you have to bring Nationalism into the debate. I’m sure the Chinese diaspora is very useful at times to the powers in Beijing. We here the reports from those Chinese loyal to Australia of what Beijing operatives are up to, but it never gets big coverage because ‘multi-culturalism’ or ‘globalism’.

  100. Black Ball

    Bespoke well the native language of my area is pretty much extinct. I am led to believe that quite a few words correlated to the Swan Hill/Wamba Wamba area. So that’s off. Dance and celebrations of feasts are maintained. Respect of elders I certainly observe, which I guess is in the minds of most Australians. Preservation of sites of cultural importance, such as burials etc is important and something I am interested in. This all aligns really with Anglo traditions so I certainly don’t think we are any more special than any other Australian.

  101. None

    “White homelands” Crikey. Did we miss all the mass migrations and invasions of late antiquity?

  102. Gab

    Eyrie
    #2905725, posted on January 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm
    zyconoclast, that’s disgusting.

    That’s exactly what I was going to say!

  103. None

    The much awaited resignation of RBG did not come today. 

    Indeed. One of Tom’s cartoons this morning even had her with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel which was a bit off in my view. She will be returning to work until they find the next cancer lump.

  104. jupes

    Respect of elders I certainly observe, which I guess is in the minds of most Australians.

    Respect of elders seems to much more formal in Aboriginal culture BB. Certainly when it applies to ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremonies and such.

    The problem I have with this official Aboriginal respect for elders, is that when the youth go off the rails, the elders don’t seem to have that much influence.

  105. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Ancients didn’t think in terms of skin colour.

    and you know this because….?

  106. jupes

    zyconoclast, that’s disgusting.

    Gab, like you with a funnel web link, there was no way I was going to click on zyco’s link.

  107. mh

    A story is that Margaret Thatcher was having a discussion with Enoch Powell about British troops being sent overseas. Thatcher insisted they were fighting for British “values”. Powell thought this was nonsense and said that are simply fighting for Britain and that he would fight for Britain even if it was Communist.

  108. None

    and you know this because….?

    because ancient and late ancient texts artefacts and archaeological sites in the Mediterranean Basin and ancient near East don’t evidrnce any interest in skin colour as a determining factor for anything.

  109. Black Ball

    Respect of elders seems to much more formal in Aboriginal culture BB. Certainly when it applies to ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremonies and such.

    Yes a lot of people construe it as you do jupes. I have been asked to do this Welcome to Country stuff which is not my cup of tea to be honest. I say this because we had no discernable borders and the contribution of white culture is, er, whitewashed.

  110. DrBeauGan

    Culture. European culture, also known as Western Civilisation, is vastly superior to the alternatives. That correlates, increasingly poorly, with skin colour, but isn’t caused by it. Proof: Black Ball. Nobody would have known he is aboriginal if he hadn’t told us.

    I agree 100% with this. However, further to the point that I think Struth was trying to make, if you were targeting the western culture, wouldn’t it make sense to focus on the ‘whiteness’ first? Easy target recognition and less chance of fratricide. How many non-western countries are white?

    It’s convenient for them that the lowest hanging, most easily identified fruit is also the largest proportion of the crop.

    Very likely the lefties are interested in maligning people of European ancestry as part of buggering Western Civilisation. Which is a good reason for spreading Western Civilisation as far as possible. If white supremacism is the recognition that the civilisation Europeans built is great and should be defended, I’m in favour of it. If white supremacism is the doctrine that only those of strictly European ancestry should get the benefits of Western Civilisation, I am most strenuously opposed to it. We’re open to everyone. But our country shouldn’t be open to everyone. I’d deport anyone who wants to replace Western Civilisation with any of the inferior alternatives, including all lefties.

  111. Nick,
    What is also interesting is how they managed to get actors who were pretty good look alikes for the band.

    Wife is away so been Youtubing Queen and came across that one after watching the Live Aid bit by Queen. Another one to look out for is the making of Live Aid which comes in two parts. Did not realise it at the time but it points out no black American singers participated in LA.

    Don’t tell anybody but have now moved onto Phil Collins at Live Aid.

  112. None

    Don’t tell anybody but have now moved onto Phil Collins at Live Aid.

    . And you’re telling us? Someone dial triple 0 stat.

  113. Snoopy

    Wife is away so been Youtubing Queen and came

    As you do.

  114. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Fuck go back to the 19th century and send your kids to work in a coal mine then tell me that the West is in decline. Life has never been better but so many here keep saying how bad everything has become.

    The thing about civilisational decline is it is rarely visible from within. Technology is still moving forward for now, but standard of living has mostly stalled and where it will go once the white populations become ever shrinking minorities is not promising. Some things like morals are obviously in serious decline. Rule of law is extremely fragile and the bar for criminal behaviour seems to be going lower and lower for the masses while the corrupt elite get a pass.

    The globalist elite’s scotoma towards islamification is deeply disturbing .

    Nothing is currently moving western fertility rates back to replacement levels and until that happens we continue inching inexorably towards a new dark age.

  115. jupes

    BB are you offended at the term “Abo”?

  116. Infidel Tiger

    Sure Tel, so many European nations are basket cases. Ya know like Norway, with a 1 trillion plus sovereign fund, or Germany, that accepted all those migrants because of near full employment(nothing to do with some cabal set out to destroy the West, purely economic), or how Denmark consistently scores so highly on happiness and Finland a leader in education. Britain is in far worse shape than most of continental countries, the place is going to shite and people think Brexit will fix that. Silly little dreamers, Brexit is doing more damage to Britain than the threats it was supposed to address.

    So much wrongology it is impossible to know where to start!

    This is montyesque Mitch.

  117. Black Ball

    BB are you offended at the term “Abo”?

    No because I have used the term myself as shorthand. Other terms which you would know do grate yes. Boong which Rae so artfully injected into a spat I had with him/her/they/xe is something I detest. But I am not in the business of censorship.

  118. jupes

    ABC yet again demonstrating “without bias or agenda”:

    Donald Trump reportedly investigated by FBI over fears he had been working for Russia

    The report, published on Friday (local time), cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

    Of course.

  119. jupes

    No because I have used the term myself as shorthand

    Thanks mate. That’s how I use it as well.

    Best not to read anything Rae posts. Just scroll on past.

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Respect of elders seems to much more formal in Aboriginal culture BB. Certainly when it applies to ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremonies and such.

    I went to school with the younger generation of some of the clans of the Noongar tribe – I see them being interviewed on “your A.B.C.”: as ” tribal elders” which causes me to stop and think..

  121. Infidel Tiger

    So Germany needed more workers, and decided to bring in refugees (most of them claiming to be Syrian, and probably a few of them actually were Syrian). …

    So Germany (which btw is about to go into a terrible recession) needed more workers and decided that rather than get them from their EU neighbours desperate for work, it would instead let a million unemployable Syrians in????

  122. C.L.

    The race/Nazi debate is very interesting, that’s for sure.
    Several days ago I hadn’t heard of Bair Cottrell. Then, to believe the media, he organised a putsch at St Kilda and also runs a death camp in the outer suburbs of Melbourne or something. Fraser Anning was Himmler, apparently; totes a Nazi! Leaving all of that horseshit to steam in a gutter …

    I Googled Cottrell and realised immediately he was a classic Hitler was right crank, YouTube-educated bone head and Tommy Robinson wannabe. These blokes emerge in every generation. The best policy is to ignore them. There is a reason “Yarra Bank” – site of the old Speakers Corner – used to be rhyming slang for crank. Let them speak; let people laugh; let them fade away.

    Coming out of that discussion, however, was a more interesting one about race and culture. The important thing is that we must insist on cultural sovereignty, not merely national sovereignty. It so happens that coterminous with discussion of cultural sovereignty is either the incidental or dogmatically willed discussion of White versus The Rest. I am an incidentalist, not a racial dogmatist. Leaving to one side the whys of historically white nations being the greatest, freest, wealthiest and most humane cultures in human history, I simply demand that these cultures – precisely as supreme exemplars – be preserved (which is not to say in formaldehyde). When states suspend popular consent and use police powers to import hundreds of thousands of people hostile to these cultures, this represents an attack on cultural sovereignty.

    To wholly ignore the racial shorthand sometimes used to describe or decry this orchestrated cultural exterminationism, one would have to accept the possibility that a million Africans might come to Australia and not undermine the nation’s culture; or that a million Muslims might go to Western Europe and not undermine European culture; or that a million Latin Americans might take up residence in the US and not affect American culture. All such propositions are equally fanciful and not simply because of institutionalised multiculturalism. No, the more potent reason they’re fanciful is the newcomers’ cultural hostility to the new milieux, a hostility whose chief corollaries are racial vendettas (by various means and names) and wreck-the-joint arrogance.

  123. DrBeauGan

    So Germany (which btw is about to go into a terrible recession) needed more workers and decided that rather than get them from their EU neighbours desperate for work, it would instead let a million unemployable Syrians in????

    That was to virtue signal by proving they were indifferent to skin colour. Unfortunately they proved they were indifferent to culture as well.

  124. John Constantine

    What is the worst she could do?.

    Bill Burr

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph-38N47yTM

    [ never-ending sandwich? neat abuse of the english language, we will miss english when it is gone.]

  125. mh

    I Googled Cottrell and realised immediately he was a…

    I Googled Trump. What a rotter he is.

  126. Candy

    The Left believe Trump is a Russian spy whose goal is to destroy America.

  127. None

    That was to virtue signal by proving they were indifferent to skin colour. Unfortunately they proved they were indifferent to culture as well.

    No, I think it was as I have explained before, because Merkel has been the laziest and most incompetent shit of a Chancellor Germany has ever known. The Germans have known for quite some time that they were going to hit a bit of a demographic crisis with massive numbers of baby boomers retiring, plummeting fertility rates, and evrntually not enough taxpayers to support the retirees. This is not unique to Germany by the way; you may remember Costello rabbiting on about intergenerational reports and so on. Anyway, instead of Merkel pushing ahead with reform such as raising pension age given that we are all living longer and are much healthier these days, or implementing industrial relations reform or Social Security reform etc., she has done sweet FA. In fact she is the first German Chancellor since the end of the war who has not implemented any major reform and so when crunchtime came and the crisis began to hit – and it’s just going to get worse – she just decided to throw the diord open expecting 1 or 2 million self-selected angry black Muslim African maled were going to wipe ageing German ass. In your f****** dreams. Merkel and her cronies are entirely responsible for f****** up Europe for the third time in a century and potentially having f***** up Europe irrevocably forever. In my ideal world Merkel would have been arrested, tried for crimes against humanity and quite simply hung.

  128. Steve trickler

    A lot has transpired since this event.



  129. None

    C.L.

    #2905757, posted on January 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    while I agree with insisting on cultural superiority I’m not sure how that can be done in any practical sense given that we are so divided on say for example what is Australian or even Western culture. That debate is certainly clouded by the multiculturalists ( who are not one homogeneous blob and who have varying conceptions of what multiculturalism means) versus the monoculturalists. Added to that is the whole question of indigenous cultures which of course are not homogeneous.

  130. JC

    So Germany (which btw is about to go into a terrible recession)

    There is absolutely no indication Germany is going to go into a “terrible recession”. A terrible recession would be a GFC type of economic collapse and there’s no sign of that occurring. Lets get a little bit of a grip.

  131. Memoryvault

    In my ideal world Merkel would have been arrested, tried for crimes against humanity and quite simply hung.

    “Hanged”, None, not “hung”.
    Aside from that I fully concur with your summation, if not entirely with your logic in arriving at it.

  132. Infidel Tiger

    Just shows what complete and utter bullshit the EU and Shenzhen is. The free movement of people in the union was mean to alleviate any employment issues. And yet we ha e the Krauts claiming they need to import a million jihadis while at the same time holdings greece to ransom who have societally cripplingnkevels of unemployment.

    Germany is so cooked. The EU is over and their economy is about to be rogered so hard even those sexually perverted fecalphilliacs are going to be feeling sick.

  133. Infidel Tiger

    With all due respect JC you have no idea what you are talking about.

    Look at the PMI numbers. Look at the car sale numbers. Look at the German banks debt levels. Look at all the IP they have given to china that is now been used against them. It’s a disaster.

    Brexit is going to finish them and no one deserves it more.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Hanged”, None, not “hung”.
    Aside from that I fully concur with your summation, if not entirely with your logic in arriving at it.

    For whatever reason, one day in 1968, I was rather forcibly corrected.

    “Pictures are hung, young (Two Alpha), human beings are hanged. There is a difference. Note that difference.”

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Frederik Ducrozet
    Frederik Ducrozet
    @fwred

    Industrial output in November:
    France -1.3% MoM
    Germany -1.9% MoM
    Italy -1.6% MoM
    Spain -1.5% MoM
    Hot take: next week’s euro area IP report will be horrible.

    Germany is cooked.

  136. JC

    Lets be a little selective in terms of what we are talking about when discussing European culture. There’s a great deal to be proud of, but there’s also a great deal to take exception to. Germany, the largest country on the European continent gave us the gas chamber. which in my book is the most diabolical act to have occurred in the 20 C. It gave us all out wars where entire cities were obliterated and millions vaporized in fire storms. The western drift of western culture to the Americas and to a lesser extent – Australia and NZ- was the rough diamond.

  137. None

    I couldn’t be bothered watching the entire Tommy Robinson video – he’s actually quite a boring and occasionally very evasive speaker but the young Muslim girl from Rutherglen (?) who acknowledged the problem with muslim extremism yet wondered why Tommy Robinson didn’t speak so much against the violence and intimidation by outfits like the EDL I think had him by the short and curlies and his answer was pretty pathetic. Sure the EDL might not have run grooming gangs but there is still a time and place to call out thugs who go on a rampage intimidating people and destroying their property. This was one such time and place and he failed.

  138. Memoryvault

    Evening Zulu.
    Apologies that I haven’t replied to your email.
    I’ve had a very sick Mrs MV for two days now, and I have been concentrating on tending to her.
    She’s finally asleep now. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow.

  139. None

    “Hanged”, None, not “hung”.

    I stand corrected. I did indeed mean put a rope around her neck and hang her until she’s dead.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Evening Zulu.
    Apologies that I haven’t replied to your email.
    I’ve had a very sick Mrs MV for two days now, and I have been concentrating on tending to her.
    She’s finally asleep now. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow.

    No need for any apologies, MV – a sick Mrs MV takes all precedence over everything else. All good wishes for a full recovery to the lady.

  141. Memoryvault

    Thanks, Zulu.
    I am more than a little indebted to my Irish Catholic redhead.
    I doubt I would have survived the last three years without her.

  142. None

    JC

    #2905773, posted on January 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Agree JC. The French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, the gas chamber the Holocaust, there are plenty of sorted and horrid episodes in the story of European civilization. But do they constitute culture, the products of culture, or anti-culture? And there is plenty of competition for diabolical acts in the 20th century when you start taking postwar Russia, China etc into account. Evil is not confined to one geographic part of the world at one particular point in time.

  143. Memoryvault

    I did indeed mean put a rope around her neck and hang her until she’s dead.

    I know, None, and as I said, I agree entirely with your summation.
    I’m just not convinced it is the result of laziness or incompetence.

  144. JC

    Artie

    If Germany was going into the serious shitter, the Euro would be much lower against the greenback – especially recently because of the chatter about the slow down started in earnest in the past week or so.
    But the Euro has been stable and at the higher end of the trading range. The DAX (German Stock index) hasn’t tanked and neither have German yields.

    Again, i’m not saying there’s not going to be a slowdown in Germany, but a terrible recession? Not likely. Those fucks making the call of a terrible recession have no skin in the game. The markets are the mufti, not these idiots.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The “Daily Mail” reports Julie Bishop, as having been to the polo, at Portsea. Be interesting to see who picked up the bill.

  146. Black Ball

    The “Daily Mail” reports Julie Bishop, as having been to the polo, at Portsea. Be interesting to see who picked up the bill

    Did she play?

  147. mh

    Trump is on a Twitter rant about the FBI and Comey.

    God bless him.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #2905670, posted on January 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms should not be judged by anyone.

    Damn right!
    I am going to insist that Mrs L remove the scoring platform at once.
    The Russian judge is a particularly hard marker.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did she play?

    No, the other horses lodged a complaint.

  150. DrBeauGan

    Lets be a little selective in terms of what we are talking about when discussing European culture. There’s a great deal to be proud of, but there’s also a great deal to take exception to. Germany, the largest country on the European continent gave us the gas chamber. which in my book is the most diabolical act to have occurred in the 20 C.

    True, Europe has had its share of homicidal bastards claw their way to power. German romanticism has a lot to answer for. Likewise the French romantics, but we all know how the froggies get carried away. An emotional lot; you can tell by the way they wave their arms around. But these aberrations of emotional nuttiness are the blemishes on Western Civilisation, not examples of it. The fact that the modern Europeans are so desperately embarrassed by the Nazi period shows that.

  151. mh

    Apparently it may not have been Bishop, it could have been a polo stick.

  152. Memoryvault

    Apparently it may not have been Bishop, it could have been a polo stick.

    There’s a discernible difference?

  153. feelthebern

    Watched “Watchmen” tonight.
    I realise that IT is Rorschach.
    We should not enrage him.

  154. Memoryvault

    We should not enrage him.

    Nah.
    IT is a Hakawi.

  155. Mitch M.

    True, Europe has had its share of homicidal bastards claw their way to power.

    That’s not unique to Europe(availability heuristic). Dig into cultures and you will always find plenty of violence and assholery.

  156. DrBeauGan

    A lot of the rise of Europe was bloody good luck. For example, if the death of Ogedai had been a year later, Subotai would have conquered Europe for the Khanate, no question. We’d be speaking Chinese if we were lucky, Mongolian if not.

  157. DrBeauGan

    That’s not unique to Europe(availability heuristic). Dig into cultures and you will always find plenty of violence and assholery.

    We can’t even claim the arseholiest arseholes. The lady Wu Tsertien made Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I look like sweet little girls.

  158. None

    “Pictures are hung, young (Two Alpha), human beings are hanged. There is a difference. Note that difference.”

    At least you were corrected. If I hadn’t learnt languages other than English I would not know even the most basic English grammar or morphology. And sometimes I would work back from another language to try and figure out what the English is (and still get it wrong). These days however if I’m writing something formally I check my English using online grammars. But your 1968 episode reminded me of learning principal parts for German verbs, like: singen, sang, gesungen (to sing, sang, sung). There’s a nice indo-european Ablaut for you.
    Anyway if I recall correctly there was both a strong verb hängen hing gehungen meaning ‘to be hanging’ and a weak for the transitive: hängen, hängte, gehängt meaning ‘to hang (something)’. Actually it’s more complicated than that because it’s a mess of three verbs but basically something related to that is why there’s a difference between hanged and hung in English. But don’t ask me any more than that. Ich hänge in Englisch .

  159. None

    I was just musing on principal parts but understood what you meant memoryvault.

    Still, what would you say it is? It’s certainly not political brilliance.

  160. Memoryvault

    At least you were corrected.

    Don’t fuss yourself over it, None. In the USA and elsewhere, you would have been 100% correct.
    “Hanged” is very much UK English.
    Not sure which they use in Canada and NZ.

  161. None

    I’m confused enough about principal parts memory but I’m just curious about your assessment of Merkel.

  162. Nick

    Did not realise it at the time but it points out no black American singers participated in LA.

    One reason is that some black groups refused to play for free!

  163. zyconoclast

    All of these are suspect. Some maybe more than the others…

    The White House counsel’s office and senior aides on the Senate Judiciary Committee, now chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have begun drafting a shortlist of potential court nominees. It features judges President Trump has considered for previous vacancies along with some new names, many of whom are women, sources say. The list includes:

    Seventh Circuit judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was a leading contender for the last Supreme Court vacancy, created by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
    Sixth Circuit judges Joan Larsen, Amul Thapar, and Raymond Kethledge.
    Eleventh Circuit judge Britt Grant.
    Third Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman.
    Neomi Rao, Trump’s current nominee for Kavanaugh’s old seat on the D.C. Circuit Court.

  164. Steve trickler

    When does Macron issue the order for tear gas?

    He’ll be watching on a big screen tv.

  165. None

    I never cleaned my laptop screen again after James Woods replied to one of my tweets.
    Even though I’m no longer on Twitter I still check his Twitter feed every day. Good fun.

  166. Memoryvault

    Still, what would you say it is? It’s certainly not political brilliance.

    Not sure what it is, None. But when pretty-much the same thing happens at the same time, in Germany, Sweden, elsewhere in Europe, the UK, Australia, Canada, and other “western” countries, I have trouble ascribing it all to laziness and incompetence.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    Did not realise it at the time but it points out no black American singers participated in LA.

    Good for them.

    Live Aid was a scam that enriched a communist dictator, An Irish Xunt and the record industry.

    Did zero to alleviate famine.

  168. None

    Not sure which they use in Canada and NZ.

    Wouldn’t matter, memory. They don’t count.
    🙂

  169. bespoke

    Germany, the largest country on the European continent gave us the gas chamber

    And the Poms perfected the concentration camp years before.

  170. Gab

    C.L.
    #2905757, posted on January 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    CL you used to write like this a few years ago on here. Oh how I miss your elegant compositions and wish you would reinstate your blog.

  171. None

    I think it is laziness memory vault because just about every German government post-war is a coalition of sorts and sometimes you even have a super Coalition between the centre left SPD and the centre right CDU/CSU. So whoever’s Chancellor really has to be a strong negotiator – essentially be able to herd cats but more than that a strong communicator to also sell a message. It goes without saying that also should have a bit of a vision on policy Direction. Merkel has had nothing but keeping herself in power as her overarching goal. She presented self as this sort of benign mother to the German public and kept the welfare state going hence her early nickname as Mutti. She says what she thinks each party in her coalition needs to hear to appease them and then basically does nothing. That part’s the laziness. And when she realised she needed to address and growing issue she just threw the doors open and patted everyone on the head and said there there it will all be OK. Don’t be such xenophobes. That part’s the incompetence. The CSU has always been her pressure point but they rightfully chuck a nahnah and now even her own CDU has been calling her out for her stupidity. Mind you they haven’t come up with an alternative leader or an alternative plan. I’m therefore glad to hear that Germany is now heading into recession although that might present some scary problems with so many lazy arsed illegal inbreds now living there. Still if that’s what it takes for them to learn their lesson that’s what it takes.

  172. areff

    In return, I often comment on their driving.

    If you really want to goad, challenge them to a reverse parking competition. Watched a maiden from the Middle Kingdom try to park in Little Bourke street, even though the car was bigger than the spot. Her boyfriend then got out, walked around and tried to park it. To a soundtrack of bulk abuse in Mandarin from drivers stuck behind, even more hilarity ensued.

    Funniest thing I’ve seen since the Tarax Show.

  173. Memoryvault

    Trouble is, None, you could say exactly the same thing about a dozen different “democracies” in a dozen different “western” countries, over the last dozen years or so.

    Were their political leaders all hit with near-identical bouts of laziness and incompetence at much the same time? I have trouble with that conclusion.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    Tarax Creamy Soda. Boy that brings back some memories.

    Australia used to be the best.

  175. None

    A lot of the rise of Europe was bloody good luck. For example, if the death of Ogedai had been a year later, Subotai would have conquered Europe for the Khanate, no question. We’d be speaking Chinese if we were lucky, Mongolian if not.

    Europeans might have said it was providence.

  176. bespoke

    The discussion got thinking about John Ray a blogger and academic that did real research on Neo-Nazi’s by talking to them.

  177. mh

    I clicked on bespoke’s link and saw this:

    R.I.P. Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet deposed a law-defying Marxist President at the express and desperate invitation of the Chilean parliament. Allende had just burnt the electoral rolls so it wasn’t hard to see what was coming. Pinochet pioneered the free-market reforms which Reagan and Thatcher later unleashed to world-changing effect. That he used far-Leftist methods to suppress far-Leftist violence is reasonable if not ideal. The Leftist view that they should have a monopoly of violence and that others should follow the law is a total absurdity which shows only that their hate overcomes their reason

  178. None

    Europe is a Hivemind mv, and Merkel is queen bee.

    The daily terror is reporting that John Howard stopped a domestic attack on a woman. Is there anything that man can’t do?

  179. Zyconoclast

    A NSW Police inspector has been charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident at a home in Sydney’s inner-west last year.

    The officer, who worked in a specialist command role, was arrested and charged on Thursday at Burwood Police Station.

    The alleged crime was referred to the NSW Police Professional Standards Command for investigation in November, after the assault was alleged to have happened inside a house in the inner west in September.

    The officer was released on conditional bail and has had an Apprehended Violence Order placed against him. The officer’s employment status is also under review.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-police-inspector-charged-with-sexual-assault-20190112-p50r0u.html

  180. JC

    Why this year could be the start of a yuge infrastructure spending binge in the US, meanwhile the deficit blows out and no one gives a hoot.

    I love stats like these.. The nation of 614,000 bridges.

    ……there is a need to repair infrastructure. We have 614,000 bridges in this country. The American Society of Civil Engineers says 39% are over 50 years old and 9% are structurally deficient as of 2016. The first time a bridge collapses, how will legislators of either party be able to look constituents in the eye and say they voted against an infrastructure bill? I see action on infrastructure spending as a plus for the economy in the second half of 2019 and into 2020.

  181. Snoopy

    Sundance:

    Christopher Steele is not the actual author of the material inside the ‘Steele Dossier’, but rather he was attempting to wash away evidence of FISA database abuse by finding alternate confirmation for the underlying material. Once he could provide ¹plausible secondary origination for Ohr’s material, Steele sent it back to Fusion-GPS in chapters.

    Nellie Ohr was, is, and will always be, the factual author of the material inside the Steele Dossier. Notably Nellie Ohr refused to testify to the joint house committee citing spousal privilege as the excuse to avoid questioning.

    Nellie Ohr, a CIA contract employee, is at the epicenter of the Steele Dossier; and as a result she is the person who created the basis for all of the FISA surveillance warrants that exploited the dossier for approval.

    Of course CIA Director Brennan was briefing Harry Reid in August 2016 on the dossier material a month prior to the FBI unit receiving it…. Brennan helped create it.

  182. DrBeauGan

    Europeans might have said it was providence.

    And the khans might have said it was bad luck for them.

    Giving God the credit for the miracle of a baby surviving the plane crash, but not blaming Him for the crash in the first place is very religious.

  183. Memoryvault

    Europe is a Hivemind mv, and Merkel is queen bee.

    My unwell Lady stirs None, and I must tend to her. But while we might disagree a little, let me thank you for a most stimulating discussion. You have given me much to ponder.

  184. JC

    Nothing out of the park glaringly new in most of that, Snoopy. But lets ask, we’re two years in and no one on the other side is yet to be indicted for any offense. Why?

    Lets leave out the deep state excuse and ask why there has been not a single indictment. Nellie O would be an easy one for a ambitious DOJ lawyer to go after. If it’s true, why hasn’t it occurred?

  185. Snoopy

    Nellie O would be an easy one for a ambitious DOJ lawyer to go after.

    With Rod Rosenstein’s blessing? Turn it up.

  186. DrBeauGan

    Lets leave out the deep state excuse and ask why there has been not a single indictment.

    You could suppose the use of the Steele dossier to get the fisa warrant was innocuous and above board. Or you could go with the deep state theory. I’m not big on conspiracies in general, but in this case it’s where I’d put my money.

  187. Fisky

    What is ruining education is that it is stuck in a 19th century model. Degrees have become burdensome rote learning. In the world today rote learning is vital in some areas but in some domains, and particularly for someone my age with a less than good memory, ya just look stuff up mate no need to go memorizing all that jazz

    This is astonishingly wrong in so many ways. Firstly, precisely because your working memory is limited, it is absolutely vital that the almost unlimited reserves of long-term memory be utilised so as to mitigate cognitive load (see Sweller, Kirschner and Clark).

    Second, there is no such thing as a generic skill in education, these are always subject domain specific. You cannot think “critically” about something unless you have a substantial knowledge base. Which educational constructivists like you are against.

    Finally, it’s hilarious to note the opponents of “factory schooling” are the same people who support the 21st Century Skills fad which openly calls for curricula to be redesigned around the needs of the future workplace, i.e. giant tech corporations! lol

  188. JC

    Rosenstien wouldn’t have been able to stop it. He was Deputy head of the DOJ below Sessions and Sessions wasn’t recused from any Crooked indictment. There’s also the new dude who’s acting head of the DOJ.

    There was no recusal, no nothing to stop the process of indictments on Crooked’s side of the ledger.
    Still nothing.

  189. DrBeauGan

    You could suppose the use of the Steele dossier to get the fisa warrant was innocuous and above board. Or you could go with the deep state theory. I’m not big on conspiracies in general, but in this case it’s where I’d put my money.

    My guess is that people can join the dots and see that once this gets going, Hillary and Obummer are in line for a spell in the slammer, and nobody has the moral courage to face that.

  190. DrBeauGan

    You could suppose the use of the Steele dossier to get the fisa warrant was innocuous and above board. Or you could go with the deep state theory. I’m not big on conspiracies in general, but in this case it’s where I’d put my money.

    My guess is that people can join the dots and see that once this gets going, Hillary and Obummer are in line for a sojourn l in the slammer, and nobody has the moral courage to face that.

  191. JC

    You could suppose the use of the Steele dossier to get the fisa warrant was innocuous and above board. Or you could go with the deep state theory. I’m not big on conspiracies in general, but in this case it’s where I’d put my money.

    Quite likely , but why no indictments on the Crooked email scandal. Several FBI agents and DOJ officials have been fired for conduct reasons. No indictments.

    My question, why, isn’t a fatboyesque attempt to sway opinion. It’s genuine as I can’t understand why.

  192. JC

    My guess is that people can join the dots and see that once this gets going, Hillary and Obummer are in line for a sojourn l in the slammer, and nobody has the moral courage to face that.

    I’d guess you’d go after the smaller fish first in order to get to the bigger fish. Nothing seems to be going on other that frequent Twitter sprays by Trump.

  193. JC

    Artie brought up Soft drinks. I also recall growing up with Marchants. Get a load of the owner, George.

    George Marchant (17 November 1857 – 5 September 1941) was a soft-drink manufacturer and philanthropist in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

    Early life

    Marchant was born in Brasted, Kent, England, the son of a builder and hotel keeper. As a boy he became interested in the temperance movement. He arrived in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the Ramsey on 9 June 1874 at age 16 with only a few shillings. He worked as a gardener and then a station hand in the country until returning to Brisbane for employment as a carter in an aerated waters factory.
    Business life

    Marchant purchased the ginger beer manufacturing business of John R. Palmer in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane in 1886. Marchant then opened a factory in Bower Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane and his soft-drink business eventually became the largest in Australia, with other plants in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Newcastle.

    Marchant believed in social equality and had read Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward: 2000–1887; in 1890 Marchant founded a Bellamy Society. Marchant chaired meetings which raised funds for striking workers and women in his employ were paid more than the average in the food industry. Most of the profits of his business were distributed amongst the employees.

    Marchant also invented a bottling machine that came to be used worldwide.
    Philanthropy
    Canberra Hotel, 1939

    With his wife, Mary Jane Dwyer, Marchant was the benefactor of many charitable causes, including providing land in Ann St for the New Jerusalem Church and in Chermside, where he donated his horse paddock to the Kedron Shire Council as a park. Marchant Park is named after him. A ward of the Brisbane City Council centred on Chermside is also named Marchant Ward.

    He was a major benefactor in the establishment of the Canberra Temperance Hotel in Brisbane, which opened in 1929.
    George Marchant (right) with crippled children at Montrose, 1935

    In 1932, the Queensland Society for Crippled Children was established to care for children with severe physical disabilities arising from the polio epidemic of 1932. In September 1932, Marchant donated his home Montrose and its 5 acres of gardens at Taringa to the society to establish an institution for the care and treatment of the children.[4] When the number of children needing care became too many to be accommodated in Montrose, Marchant purchased a property at Consort Street, Corinda as a new larger facility which continued to be called Montrose (which is still in use for the care of disabled children in 2015).
    Later life

    Marchant’s wife died in 1925, and he died 5 September 1941.

    His soft drink business was purchased in 1964 by Coca-Cola Amatil.
    Awards

    In 2018, George Marchant was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    I remember Marchants, JC.

    You see before globalism there was a magnificent thing called localism.

  195. Infidel Tiger

    Marchants
    Gest
    Tarax
    kirks

    My goodness we have lost so much in this county.

    I have so many fond memories of buying a polony and sauce sandwich and a can of Pasito as a bright eyed boy. Now I am an old and jaded xunt and the only food available is sushi and kombucha.

    I yearn for a return to righteousness.

  196. DrBeauGan

    My question, why, isn’t a fatboyesque attempt to sway opinion. It’s genuine as I can’t understand why.

    It’s not even a deep state thing.

    All the senior people in government are very conscious of status. It’s why they’ve sweated their guts out to acquire some. And they all take it for granted that past a certain level, you’re above the law. So you don’t go after the little fish for fear that it will lead to the really big fish. Which would play hell with the whole hierarchy of status. Indicting a former secretary of state or a forner president is something that threatens their whole worldview.

  197. JC

    You see before globalism there was a magnificent thing called localism.

    So I should spurn California cherries in our winter because they aren’t local?

  198. Infidel Tiger

    Nah eat em up.

    California makes delicious fruit. Their lemons are exquisite.

  199. JC

    Tarax came out of Bendigo.

    There’s shit like that happening all the time – even right now, Artie. But it all seems to be going to the green religion and misdirected. The green canute out of Sydney started a significant tech business that is world known. The piece of shit is peddling ruinables. I can’t recall the name but it rhymes with Artesian.

  200. Infidel Tiger

    I know.

    One thing I love about millennials and hipsters is that they do have an entrepreneurial spirit.

    They are horrendous people and almost seem a different species but they are inventive.

    I was observing them last night and i genuinely didn’t recognise any of their customs. I may as well have been on a foreign county.

  201. Top Ender

    Clemmie has a problem with logic:

    In WA, unpaid fines are keeping Indigenous mothers in jail

    By Clementine Ford

    It is a basic principle of the justice system that one can only be imprisoned following a criminal charge. But, in Western Australia, a person can be imprisoned for failing to pay a fine, even for something as simple as a parking infringement.

    It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who such policies – imprisonment for poverty – disproportionately target: single parents, the Indigenous, women.

    No it doesn’t Clemmie. It targets a) people who make the offences, and b) those who don’t pay the fine.

  202. None

    Thanks and likewise MV. My best wishes to Mrs MV. I hope she recovers soon.

  203. Mitch M.

    Firstly, precisely because your working memory is limited, it is absolutely vital that the almost unlimited reserves of long-term memory be utilised so as to mitigate cognitive load (see Sweller, Kirschner and Clark).

    Anyone who needs lessons is memorisation is a moron who should be behind a plow. It is just grunt work. What we learn at Uni is often quickly outdated and those who rely on what they memorised in college are way behind. Most of it is forgotten in before the summer break. In some work domains that isn’t so important but in many active fields it is a sad fact. BTW, GS Miller famous dictum: human working memory 7 +\-2(1957) – overthrown some years ago and hey guess what “working memory” is a rather fuzzy concept anyway so why are you invoking it? That’s no biggie because cognitive psychology is a dog’s breakfast. And forget that crap that long term memory is unlimited, semantic memory is very constrained.

    In relation to my current interests it is very common for me to data mine to ensure my assumptions are up to date, to find out what assumptions are being overthrown. I don’t trust old memories, I memorise on the fly, in accord with my current interests. What I learnt 50 years ago is is long since useless. What I am against the that in so many domains far too much emphasis is placed on learning at college and so much of that learning never finds utility in the workplace. What I am opposed to is a system of education that has become completely dominated by administrators and bureaucrats.

    Second, there is no such thing as a generic skill in education, these are always subject domain specific. You cannot think “critically” about something unless you have a substantial knowledge base. Which educational constructivists like you are against.

    So you repudiate Spearman’s G factor? If we adhere to the substantial knowledge base demand before expressing an opinion this blog would shrink by 90%. We can think critically about areas of which are not well informed.

    Finally, it’s hilarious to note the opponents of “factory schooling” are the same people who support the 21st Century Skills fad which openly calls for curricula to be redesigned around the needs of the future workplace, i.e. giant tech corporations! lo

    It is hilarious to note that what I want is a revolution in education that keeps it up to date with modern demands. If you think sticking to a 19th century model is a way forward my guess is you are an educationalist.

  204. None

    Giving God the credit for the miracle of a baby surviving the plane crash, but not blaming Him for the crash in the first place is very religious.

    One could only blame him if one felt that it was undeserved, BG. And even if one were holy righteous and upright, as the book of Job shows, God’s purposes could still be way way beyond our tiny tiny imaginations.

  205. Mark A

    None
    #2905796, posted on January 13, 2019 at 12:05 am

    “Pictures are hung, young (Two Alpha), human beings are hanged. There is a difference. Note that difference.”

    None, it gets more complicated than that.
    https://www.fehler-haft.de/fehlerhaftes/?p=80

  206. None

    Working memory ( which is short term memory that allows you to remember a phone number long enough for you to dial it), semantic memory and so on are just convenient terms for some rather outdated models of how memory Anna Bay sun rather false assumptions that memory works like a storehouse. The neuroscience of memory is quite complicated and not well understood and the nearest psychological models that reflect it are just too complex to have much explanatory or empirical use.

  207. None

    Brain spin Mark A. Was henken the 3rd verb that I was trying to remember? Yikes. The oldest verbs are always the most complex.

  208. OldOzzie

    Black Ball
    #2905784, posted on January 12, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    The “Daily Mail” reports Julie Bishop, as having been to the polo, at Portsea. Be interesting to see who picked up the bill

    Did she play?

    Did she play?

    probably as the Polo Ball, as Julie Bishop looks like she has taken a number of hits from Polo Sticks

  209. Mitch M.

    The neuroscience of memory is quite complicated and not well understood and the nearest psychological models that reflect it are just too complex to have much explanatory or empirical use.

    Pretty much and your insight highlights a key problem with modern education strategy because they are trying to appear scientific. There is a yawning chasm between neuroscience and practical application. My guess on working memory: standing wave sets. Not pathways, not chemicals, wave forms. If remembering numbers is about working memory I must have a huge working memory because I have memorised nearly every single number I need to know, including my 20 something digit library access. I’m not confident that type of recall is working memory.

  210. OldOzzie

    God help us, Trump is right about something

    He may not be coherent, but he’s correct. Neither Syria or Afghanistan is worth the loss of one more American life

  211. None

    That’s not working memory. Working memory is me looking up a phone number and holding it in memory long enough to dial it then promptly forgetting it.

  212. OldOzzie

    Conrad Black: America’s resurgence is reshaping the world

    The U.S. is demonstrating almost effortlessly how illusory is the idea that any other country or group of countries can challenge its pre-eminence

    Almost indiscernible in the endless tumult about President Donald Trump is the objective return of American might, right on our doorstep. A casual sampler of the Canadian, and even the American, media, might think that the United States was so far along in its decline that the entire process of government and normal public discourse had broken down in that country, and that the much-discussed process of national decline was accelerating in a climate of virtual chaos.

    In fact, the economy of the United States is astoundingly strong: full employment, an expanding work force, negligible inflation and about three per cent economic growth. And it is a broad economic recovery, not based on service industries as in the United Kingdom (where London handles most of Europe’s financial industry, while most of British industry has fled), and not based largely on the fluctuating resources markets as has often been Canada’s experience. In the eight years of president Obama, the United States lost 219,000 manufacturing jobs; in the two years of Trump, the country has added 477,000 manufacturing jobs. This was not supposed to be possible, and this time, unlike in the great Reagan boom, it cannot be dismissed by the left (and it was false in the eighties) as a profusion of “hamburger flippers, dry cleaners and people delivering pizza,” (all necessary occupations).

  213. OldOzzie

    None
    #2905853, posted on January 13, 2019 at 2:59 am

    That’s not working memory. Working memory is me looking up a phone number and holding it in memory long enough to dial it then promptly forgetting it.

    +1

  214. OldOzzie

    US workers are winning, big time

    By Post Editorial Board

    Lost in all the headlines about the federal shutdown and the war over the wall is some hugely important news: The US economy has taken a seriously worker-friendly turn.

    America is enjoying its best job market in decades, with unemployment at a nearly 50-year low, people rejoining the workforce in droves and hourly wages continuing to rise.

    The December jobs report showed an astonishing gain of 312,000 jobs across nearly all sectors of the economy. Manufacturing added 284,000 jobs last year, up 12 percent over 2017. Hispanic unemployment is at a record low; for African-Americans, nearly so.

    As National Economics Council director Larry Kudlow says, this is “an economic boom that most folks thought impossible.”

  215. OldOzzie

    Why Trump Will Win The Shutdown

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have left left themselves no fallback position. And that’s why they will lose.

  216. OldOzzie

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump


    Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
    4:05 AM – 12 Jan 2019

  217. OldOzzie

    Leaked Lisa Page Testimonial Transcripts on CIA Brennan Angle, Confirms Likelihood of Dossier Origination….

    The leak wars have officially begun. “Caveat emptor” (buyer beware) is the general warning to all interested followers of the story-lines.

    In response to leaks of congressional testimony to The Epoch Times (Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe) damaging to the prior narratives of the DOJ and FBI; the opposing side of the political continuum begins leaking transcripts to the New York Times (James Baker) favorable to the DOJ and specifically FBI. Damn these insufferable leakers, their agendas, and their weaponized political motives; all of them.

    CTH suspected this bull sh*t was going to start as soon as we saw the first Lisa Page transcript leak.

    As a result we are now reduced to reviewing information through the pre-filter of the media outlet delivering the analysis of the transcript; a process CTH hates with the passion of a thousand supernovas.

    The New York Times leak-angle is to justify *why* the FBI contemplated opening an investigation on candidate, president-elect and president Trump . – SEE HERE – That said, sticking with the Epoch Times leak-angle on Lisa Page testimony for a moment, there is an aspect to the CIA activity of John Brennan which confirms prior suspicions.

  218. Mitch M.

    That’s not working memory. Working memory is me looking up a phone number and holding it in memory long enough to dial it then promptly forgetting it.

    I’m not even sure about that because sometimes all I have to do is remember a few digits and rest follows sequentially. The classical understanding of WM is that all the content is in play. Perhaps, I don’t know, what I really miss is that in my younger years my recall was not just semantic it was also very visual, I could literally “paint” the numbers, sentences, graphics for abstracts on a screen(like those old drive in screens), do that sometimes just once, and it went to long term storage(if you catch ’em young enough you can teach kids this memory trick, it works really well). God I miss that. Contrariwise I have a shocking episodic memory so I quickly forget movies etc. And I’m hopeless with remembering stuff about people unless I genuinely care about them.

  219. Tom

    Many thanks, Classical Hero. As it happens, my crappy internet connection is working again, so, in addition to the latest Week in Pictures, I can supply the complete set: courtesy of Chuck and Nancy and Steve Kates, Mid-Week In Pictures and the 2018 Year In Pictures (H/T Quadrant Online).

  220. Mater

    Some interesting, stimulating and challenging discussions last night. Robust and civil.
    Thank you to all contributors.

  221. Mater

    Some interesting, stimulating and challenging discussions last night. Robust and civil.
    Thank you to all contributors.

    Everyone gets a participation award!

  222. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Clemmie has a problem with logic:

    it’s a wahmen

  223. calli

    No, the more potent reason they’re fanciful is the newcomers’ cultural hostility to the new milieux, a hostility whose chief corollaries are racial vendettas (by various means and names) and wreck-the-joint arrogance.

    Thanks, CL. Expanded my 6:19 comment most elegantly.

    I too like the idea of letting the dopes speak, laughing at them and allowing them to fade away.

    Unless the dope is at the head of a line of tanks.

  224. calli

    Watched “Watchmen” tonight.
    I realise that IT is Rorschach.
    We should not enrage him.

    Nah. He’s just a very naughty boy.

    And boy, did he smarten up the place. I’ve really enjoyed the last 48hrs’ comments. Very thought provoking.

  225. Mater

    Sinc,
    Far be it for me to dictate how you run this excellent site. I know the risk you shoulder, daily. But if I could be so bold as to ask if you might consider the possibility of implementing a filter which replaces banned words (using ***** or something similar) and lets them post immediately? I think a lot of excellent posts could (or are) being lost to the tides of time whilst in moderation.

    https://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-profanity-spam-filters/

    You’ve likely got a good reason as to why you haven’t done this already, but if not….
    Yours in anticipation,
    Mater

  226. MatrixTransform

    BlackBall –

    Did she play?

    I heard she was one of the horses

  227. MatrixTransform

    ZK2A –

    No, the other horses lodged a complaint

    bastard … beat me to it

  228. calli

    The movies provide rich lode of memes, yet again.

    Chuckle

    I predict a worldwide shortage of shovels and popcorn

    Thanks Tom. And good to see you’re back on line.

  229. Mater

    I’ve really enjoyed the last 48hrs’ comments. Very thought provoking.

    Hear, hear!

  230. calli

    Giving God the credit for the miracle of a baby surviving the plane crash, but not blaming Him for the crash in the first place is very religious.

    Maybe. Or it could be humble.

    I doubt very much that God punches planes out of the sky.

  231. No it doesn’t Clemmie. It targets a) people who make the offences, and b) those who don’t pay the fine.

    You can’t tell me this isn’t coordinated. The moment you see one of these articles, you see them everywhere. It always smacks of agenda, not issue.

  232. calli

    I yearn for a return to righteousness.

    All is not lost.

    You can still buy snot blocks and finger buns at my local cake shop.

  233. calli

    I can’t resist. Here’s another one.

    Perfect

  234. egg_

    The thing about civilisational decline is it is rarely visible from within. Technology is still moving forward for now, but standard of living has mostly stalled and where it will go once the white populations become ever shrinking minorities is not promising. Some things like morals are obviously in serious decline. Rule of law is extremely fragile and the bar for criminal behaviour seems to be going lower and lower for the masses while the corrupt elite* get a pass.

    Nailed it, it will devolve into corruption, just like the early NSW colony did/has.

    *Think Malaysia, etc.

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