Wednesday Forum: January 30, 2019

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  1. thefrollickingmole

    Stimpy, Marion has got game….

    From a wail by Clementine Ford over at the Gruinaid.

    I did consider leaving in September but as a freelancer and primary earner for my family I don’t have the luxury of quitting a job with nothing to go to.” Fairfax sources say Ford was given some unremarkable editorial feedback by the section editor about a column she filed and she surprised everyone by choosing to resign

    Ford said she was not heavily edited in her columns and nothing specific had happened but she felt “heavily watched” because her tweets were being monitored. “It’s a toxic mess there right now,” she said.

    Well at least she displays awareness of what her twitter feed looks like (I think thats the “toxic mess” shes referring to)

  2. Infidel Tiger

    Might be the last time you ever get to bet on Darren Weir trained horse this weekend.

  3. RobK

    Oh, and Harken,
    All the rest of the Guardian article’s projections are worthless, as evidenced by the “stochastic” explanation in the same article. Just the regular bollocks which you seem to thrive on.
    Have a nice day.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hark is ad homming dead people now.

  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here you are, Harken. GO:

    The Quadrant Online version of my Arthurian article is here.

    The hard copy publication is found in Quadrant, September 2018, Vol. 62, No. 9, pp71-80.

  6. Tom

    Very Christian of you, Bruce of Newk, to make the infant troll feel wanted. I hope you can now see that it is impervious to information that contradicts the propaganda it has been fed by its teachers. The only reason it continues to visit is to feel that rush of moral superiority over the adults. It is incapable of learning; like a naughty toddler, the only thing it will respond to is being smacked.

  7. calli

    she felt “heavily watched” because her tweets were being monitored.

    Erm…if you don’t want your tweets read then don’t tweet.

    This is not difficult stuff, Clem.

  8. thefrollickingmole

    Getting close to popcorn time.

    Gays sliding down the greasy pole of victim poker are being told their sexual preferences are discriminating against others higher on the same pole.

    Its worth a read for the pure insanity.
    But a bitch fight between gay blokes and the rest of the QWERTY brigades will be epic.

    Heres some of the word salad in the article.
    The problem when gay culture fetishises masculinity above all else
    Dejan Jotanovic

    Its a myserious conundrum wrapped in an enigma hidden inside an ejaculating penis of inscrutability, why oh why could gays fetishise the male form???

    “Poof Doof is a gay club for homos. No-one is here to see girls. Ever.” The implications of this briefing was fascinating. Are people with vaginas not welcome? Or just those overtly feminine, or coded as women?

    Again the mystery of why fags would like to be with other fags raises its engorged head…

    I don’t disagree that the commodification by straight cisgender women is an issue, but what’s so remarkable about this assumption is that it erases lesbian, bi, and queer women from our venues and community. It denies them access and existence, and in doing so, reasserts gay men’s unbridled privilege and power over the queer umbrella.

    So gays are now the new privileged class, didnt take long eh?

    I fear that our sexuality isn’t enough to anchor us to progressive politics: that if our rights – as white, gay, cisgender men – were to accelerate faster (as they are now) than the rights of our most marginalised, that we wouldn’t stand up.

    Now the real fear slithers out, gays are straying from the reservation

    In the face of white nationalism, transphobia, HIV stigma, fat-shaming, femmephobia, ableism, misogyny and male violence, we show up. We show up because of our relative privilege, not despite it.

  9. Twostix

    A new H0l0caust education program is being trialled across selected Adelaide high schools in a bid to further help the younger generation understand why any form of anti-S3mitism or hatred is “unacceptable

    What on earth.

  10. Twostix

    The SPLC once declared conservative catholics as a hate group.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    I hope you can now see that it is impervious to information that contradicts the propaganda it has been fed by its teachers.

    Tom – Very few lefties will ever have seen a lot of the stuff linked here – like the CERN Cloud experiment results for example. I’ve had a few of the more inquiring lefties explore the data and think about it. They then tend to go quiet, since they cannot admit in public that they no longer believe the climateer propaganda in case they get cast out as a heretic and class-enemy. Patrick Moore, Lomborg and Lovelock have suffered in that way.

    A good example of the process is our old friend M0nty. He now never, ever talks about climate.

    It’s possible to get people of the Left to change their minds on climate science. The sign they’ve done so is silence. Victory in the climate wars will be complete when journalists no longer write stories about climate, lefty pollies no longer respond to climate questions and the Left as a whole changes the subject.

    We’re getting towards that situation, which is encouraging progress.

  12. Boambee John

    That is my blessed message from above.

    Methinks the angel is more of a false prophet.

  13. Memoryvault

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2923127, posted on February 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Lizzie,
    You are complexcicating things.
    If you want to keep atmospheric CO2 at a constant level, all you need do is keep the earth’s oceans (all of them) at a constant temperature. Surely we don’t need nasty nuclear power for that.

    Just a few more solar panels and wind farms should do the trick.

  14. pete m

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2923134, posted on February 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    It’s been many years since I read the Act – Cindy Prior goes on the national register of bankrupts, and the Registrar in bankruptcy can garnishee her wages and sell any assets for the benefit of her creditors?

    Earnings over following are garnisheed at 50%:
    Actual Income Threshold Amount (AITA) with dependants
    Used when calculating a bankrupt’s income contributions which vary according to the number of dependants.

    s139K
    Number of dependants
    Income limit
    0
    $57,239.00
    1
    $67,542.02
    2
    $72,693.53
    3
    $75,555.48
    4
    $76,700.26
    over 4
    $77,845.04

    If she has 2 kids and earns $72K then she will pay $0 to trustee.

  15. Makka

    Fake News Implodes – A Year of Don Trump Jr. Phone Contact Speculation Ends With Irrelevant Nothingburger…

    Posted on January 31, 2019 by sundance
    The sound of sad trombones echos through the halls of media networks today as a year of speculation, surrounding contacts between Don Trump Jr. and ‘blocked phone records’ before and after the oft-emphasized Trump Tower meeting, ends with congress identifying two long-time Trump friends and a major nothing-burger.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/01/31/fake-news-implodes-a-year-of-don-trump-jr-phone-contact-speculation-ends-with-irrelevant-nothingburger/#more-159502

  16. Baldrick

    I’m starting to think Hark is a GrigoRae in sheep’s clothing mother’s skin.

  17. Hark candy: I meant to say “$100 a quarter” – as a ball park figure. Not a month.

    Harken hell! Wrongologist wannabe accidentally gets something right….

    And corrects himself to make it wrong!! 😂 😂 😂

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie – While on that topic did you see this story?

    Thanks, Bruce. Yes, I have been referred to it by my archaeologist friend (the Guardian reader) who has just departed. She very helpfully emailed it to me today and tells me it refers to a just-found C13th French document. Such late post-Galfridian findings (post Geoffrey of Monmouth’s famed Arthurian ‘History’) are of little value to my thesis which, when it gets textual, addresses much earlier pre-Galfridian textual work. Not that later textual material is irrelevant when it comes to understanding the salience granted to the legends. It can sometimes also be useful for comparative examination of possible legendary sources by area and type. I’ll read it tonight.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Piggy bank!

    Chinese Company That Paid Debt In Ham Is Running Out Of Pigs

    Embarrassing if you are a pig company to run out of pigs just as the Year of the Pig commences.

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie,
    You are complexcicating things.

    Naughty me!

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That is my blessed message from above.

    Wrong! Clearly from your nether end, Harky. Not anything above your neck, that’s for sure.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    All Weir horses scratched!

    Jeez Louise!

  23. Tel

    Has anyone gone through this stuff?

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

    It’s got Hayek in it, but no Mises or Rothbard, and it also leans a bit “Watermelon” green (not totally, just a bit).

  24. C.L.

    A new H0l0caust education program is being trialled across selected Adelaide high schools in a bid to further help the younger generation understand why any form of anti-S3mitism or hatred is “unacceptable”

    The goal here is so laughably obvious that I can’t bring myself to call it code.
    What it means is the students will be taught that opposing any fundamental tenet of leftism (like abortion, Palestine or gender fluidity) is equivalent to the Holocaust.

  25. Confused Old Misfit

    Has Trudeau Destroyed Canada’s Resource Future? – Rex Murphy

    It applies to Australia as well.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    Mother, 20, is charged with murder for ‘looking the other way’ as her boyfriend, 21, ‘punched their one-year-old son in the head multiple times and killed him’

    Late term abortion.

    Who are we to judge?

  27. thefrollickingmole

    Why would you bother banning this loon?

    FFS he believes the royal family are shape shifting lizard people and every bit of new age crap going around.

    Conspiracy theorist David Icke should be banned from Australia, minister told
    J e w ish groups and Labor party call on David Coleman to revoke visa of ‘hate preacher’

    Icke is best known for his theory that the world is run by a cabal of giant shape-shifting lizards. According to the Anti-Defamation Commission, Icke believes “Roth sc hild Zi o nists” secretly dominate the world and that J e w s bankrolled Hitler, caused the 2008 global financial crisis and staged the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Far, far better to attend in lizard masks and mock the loon.

    Why give him and shed of credibility by doing anything other than lampooning or ignoring him?

  28. cohenite

    the Bob Carter who was a co-author of a study that showed if you removed a trend, you could no longer see a trend?
    Yeah, sure.

    And you link to shitical science, the repository of the scabrous john cook. You are going to be fun. The paper that Bob Carter co-authored is:

    McLean, J. D., C. R. de Freitas, and R. M. Carter (2009), Influence of the southern oscillation on tropospheric temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 114.

    Now pay attention numbnuts, McLean et al detrended data to isolate SOI based variations in the temperature record. The foster et al shit paper which criticised them actually partially agreed with them as is summarised here:

    McLean et al. [2009] claim a high correlation between the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) and tropospheric temperature on lagged, detrended data. These correlations suggest the involvement of the El Nin˜o Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in global temperature variations, but not warming trends due to the various detrending operations performed in the course of analysis. Foster et al. [2009] question their approach, also citing research to date indicating that SOI explains between 15 and 30% of interannual variability in surface and/or lower tropospheric temperature, but little of the global mean warming trend, generally attributed to an increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations [IPCC, 2007]. We bring attention to another suggestion by Bob Tisdale (http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/) for explaining warming trends via a cumulative function of the SOI (cSOI), representing a residual effect of ENSO events on global temperature, with potential to account for a large part of the increase in global temperature since 1960.

    More generally PDO phase changes which are the amalgamation of ENSO clearly explain 20thC temperature trend by virtue of 2 things:

    There were 2 El Nino or +ve PDO phases in the 20thC and only one -ve PDO La Nina dominated phase; that means there were 2 hotter cycles.

    Secondly there was ENSO asymmetry during the 20thC, that is the El Nino dominated +ve PDO phases were more warm than the single La Nina -ve PDO phase was cool as this paper explains:

    https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/2010JCLI3592.1

    Please come back with something else and we’ll discuss ENSO accumulation.

  29. ZK2A:

    The petition claims the logo on the bottom of the show resembles the word Allah in Arabic.

    Was their ever any other religion, so quick to take offence, over such trivialities?

    This is straight out of the Islamic playbook. Demand concessions because ‘different’ and ‘respect’.
    Give in once and the demands will never stop.

  30. Leo G

    Genocide of Native Americans helped cause Little Ice Age: scientists

    Was there really a Native American genocide preceding the onset of the Little Ice Age at the end of the 13th century?

  31. zyconoclast

    Doing work that French officials wont do.

    French Identitarian Activists Arrested Following ‘Defend Europe’ Mission in The Alps

    Several members of the French hipster-right anti-mass migration Génération Identitaire were arrested this week for their participation in last year’s “Defend Europe” mission along the French-Italian border.

  32. Tom

    Tiger, the past 24 hours has been very telling. Weiry’s silence has been deafening. An innocent man would have sooled the lawyers onto his defamers. What a tragedy. Australia’s finest horseman since Bart appears to be a cheat.

  33. zyconoclast

    Finland’s Grooming Gangs

    Much of the coverage of the same problem in Great Britain said that Jay had accused the Rotherham council and police of failing to tackle s3xual exploitation because of misplaced “political correctness.” Yet Jay says those are not the words she would use: “I have an aversion to phrases like that,” she said. Instead, she believes the Labour-dominated council turned a blind eye to the problem because of “their desire to accommodate a community that would be expected to vote Labour, to not rock the boat, to keep a lid on it, to hope it would go away.”

    What hits hardest in the little town of Oulu in Finland is a disturbing sense that history is repeating itself here and nothing has been learned from the well-documented lessons of the past. Instead there seems to be a hope that with a few overdue statements this problem will go back underground and the noise will go away.

    Despite bold assertions that action would be taken and the laws regarding asylum seekers would be tightened, in recent conversations regarding the numbers of migrants to be accepted from the EU quota system, politicians such as the interior minister were still campaigning to increase the refugee quota tenfold.

    In January, the Andalus Islamic Center of Kastelholm in Helsinki’s Puolinharju area, published a message to its followers on Facebook. It featured a picture of two lollipops. One was unwrapped, dirty and covered with insects; the other was not. “This is why the Hijab plays an important role in Islam,” it said.

  34. Harken Now

    Hark Bruce – the CERN experiments are of interest but prove nothing very significant. Go read the criticism of its relevance here.

  35. zyconoclast

    I thought Ebonics died out in the 1990s

    African-American dialects are often misinterpreted in U.S. courts, study finds

    Poor transcription accuracy can affect people at every stage of judicial process, says linguist

    Like many Americans, Taylor Jones closely followed the trial of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin as it unfolded on television.

    But as a linguist, Jones was perhaps watching a little more intently than most. He is a doctoral student of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in African-American English, a set of dialects spoken primarily by black people in North America.

    And it was the cross-examination of witness Rachel Jeantel by Zimmerman’s lawyer Don West that especially caught his ear — specifically when West read Jeantel her own words back to her from an earlier deposition in an apparent attempt to discredit her testimony.

    That exchange inspired him to begin studying the accuracy of court reporters’ transcriptions, when they were listening to an African-American English dialect.

    Jones shared his findings with As it Happens host Carol Off. Here is part of their conversation.

    Let’s talk about your study with Philadelphia court reporters. What did you learn about how they interpret the language of African-Americans?

    We had 27 court reporters who currently work in Philadelphia. And we gave them 83 sentences spoken by nine different speakers from North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.

    The sentences were regular, mundane everyday speech. But they did have grammatical features of African-American spoken English. And they were spoken by people who have African-American Philadelphia accents.

    What we found is that they were not transcribed at the level of accuracy that we expect from court reporters — 95 per cent accuracy.

    That seemed, in part, related to familiarity with the dialect and familiarity with the accents.

    What were some examples of phrases that were misinterpreted?

    One example that really stood out to me was “He don’t be in this neighbourhood.” That has very specific meaning: The “be”marks habitual action. So, “He don’t be in this neighbourhood” means “He’s not usually in this neighbourhood.”

    That was transcribed multiple times by different court reporters as “He’ll be in this neighbourhood.” So it changes the meaning completely.

    I noticed in the phrases from the test there are a number that use double-negatives, like: “Nobody never say nothing” — which means “Nobody ever says anything.” How often is that the case?

    People did generally very well with just double-negatives, but not very well with double-negatives when there was any other feature of African-American English.

    Negation combined with what’s called negative-auxiliary inversion led to a lot of confusion, like: “Don’t nobody never say nothin’ to them.” That would be interpreted as a command, rather than a statement by a number of the court reporters.

    Sometimes it would be transcribed correctly, but the paraphrase would be something like: “Do not tell them anything” —whereas the meaning is “Nobody ever tells them anything.”

    Isn’t there a view that this is just bad grammar, and that it shouldn’t be taken seriously? Is that part of the issue?

    I believe that’s a huge part of the issue.

    That view is something that linguists have been fighting for decades.

    If you look at any of the research in linguistics in the past 50-plus years, it’s very, very clear and unequivocal that African-American English is a consistent, rule-governed, systematic dialect.

    However, very, very often, the general public will hold beliefs or language attitudes about African-American English — that it’s bad, that it’s broken, that it’s not systematic.

    And it’s in part our job as linguists to challenge and to correct those views. This is something that is pervasive, and it’s also wrong.

    I understand you also found that black stenographers would mis-transcribe as well. So what are the consequences for people?

    The consequences can be really wide-reaching. What the court reporter transcribes becomes the official fact of what was said, regardless of what comes out of your mouth in the courtroom.

    And that can then be used in a number of places throughout somebody’s journey through the judicial system — for instance, depositions before trial as we heard; but also appeals are often based almost exclusively on procedure and on the transcripts.

    So this is something that can really affect somebody at every stage of the process as they move through the judicial system.

  36. Infidel Tiger

    Tiger, the past 24 hours has been very telling. Weiry’s silence has been deafening. An innocent man would have sooled the lawyers onto his defamers. What a tragedy. Australia’s finest horseman since Bart appears to be a cheat.

    Bart was a “cheat” to, but not like Weir is. Bart ran them dead so he could clean up when they were ready. He didn’t EPO them to their eyeballs.

    Interesting how many politicians and committee members have horses with Weir.

    The fallout is going to be huge.

  37. thefrollickingmole

    Genocide of Native Americans helped cause Little Ice Age: scientists

    South America was devastated by diseases.
    It was enough to see the collapse of some pretty big populations, but all the numbers are quite rubbery.

    Mortality rates for pre modern groups exposed to diseases can be around 90%, what the article does is combine colonialism (with a microscopic % of the tally) equal footing with diseases they brought with them.

    In other words its pretty well black propaganda not “history” as such.
    https://www.bxscience.edu/ourpages/auto/2009/4/5/34767803/Pre-Columbian%20population.pdf

    Even if the absolute total is forever
    unknowable, there are other numbers
    that tell a haunting tale. In the 1960s, a
    Berkeley geographer, Carl Sauer, cited
    evidence of a 1496 census that Columbus’s brother Bartholomew ordered for
    tax purposes on Hispaniola (now Haiti
    and the Dominican Republic). The Spanish counted 1.1 million Indians. Since
    that sum covered only Hispaniola’s
    Spanish-controlled half and excluded
    children, Sauer concluded that 3 million
    Indians once inhabited the island. But a
    generation after 1492, a Spanish resident
    reported Hispaniola’s Indian population
    had shrunk below 11,000

    Which doesnt mean the gerbil worming thing is correct, but does attempt to cloak the discrepancy in “CIS WHITE MEN DID IT” in order to head off criticism.

  38. zyconoclast

    It;s not just Australian call centres

    Thousands fired after garment industry protest in Bangladesh
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 5,000 Bangladesh workers who demanded higher wages have been fired by factory owners, and hundreds face police charges in the world’s second-largest garment export industry after China, an activist said Thursday.

  39. Memoryvault

    I see Cohenite and company are still reliving the Climate Wars.
    Good luck with that guys.

    Meanwhile, the Grand Solar Minimum continues to stretch its legs.
    I understand the snowboarding has been good recently, in Alabama and Mississippi.

  40. zyconoclast

    Israel Just Admitted Arming anti-Assad Syrian Rebels. Big Mistake
    For the first time on the record, a senior official confirmed Israel’s secret unconventional war in Syria, aimed at preventing Iranian encroachment. But what did Israel gain from exposing its ‘anti-intervention’ lie after so many years of denial?

    In his final days as the Israel Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot confirmed, on the record, that Israel had directly supported anti-Assad Syrian rebel factions in the Golan Heights by arming them.

  41. struth

    A new H0l0caust education program is being trialled across selected Adelaide high schools in a bid to further help the younger generation understand why any form of anti-S3mitism or hatred is “unacceptable”

    How many times will the students here “right wing” and Nazi in the same sentence, but never the term National Socialists.

  42. Infidel Tiger

    Tiger, the past 24 hours has been very telling. Weiry’s silence has been deafening. An innocent man would have sooled the lawyers onto his defamers. What a tragedy. Australia’s finest horseman since Bart appears to be a cheat.

    Bart was a “cheat” to, but not like Weir is. Bart ran them dead so he could clean up when they were ready. He didn’t EPO them to their eyeba lls.

    Interesting how many politicians and committee members have horses with Weir.

    The fallout is going to be huge.

  43. struth

    Other scientists are less impressed. “The press release goes way beyond what the paper actually shows,” says Steven Sherwood, an expert in atmospheric climate dynamics at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.

    Well, what is not said here is he is part of the Climate Change Research Centre team,who’s total funding relies on there being Climate Change, so whadda reckon he’d say, and he can’t even dismiss it anyway.

    FMD

    Look at the money trail, you naïve fuckwit, Harken.

  44. stackja

    Darren Weir charged, issued show cause notice by stewards in ‘jiggers’ probe
    Leo Schlink, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Race meetings at The Valley tonight and Caulfield tomorrow have been thrown into disarray as Racing Victoria stewards scratched trainer Darren Weir’s team of high-profile runners.

    Weir has been asked to show cause why he should be allowed to continue training after being issued with six charges by stewards after the discovery of three jiggers, or electronic devices, at his Miners Rest properties.

    His assistant trainer Jarrod McLean has also been asked to show cause after a jigger was found at Yangery. Failure to do so can lead to a suspension of licence.

  45. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It is my view that history is going to remember Donald Trump quite well. Sure, he’s obnoxious and unorthodox but grand narratives don’t recall the social details that obsesses our day-to-day chronicles. History is focused on the structure of power and on that front the Trump Administration has changed the world’s course in one very significant and enduring way: it has ripped the smiling mask from the Chinese tyranny and it is now obvious to all.

  46. Memoryvault

    Time to cook dinner.
    A woman’s work is never done.

  47. stackja

    Overgrown weeds spark blackouts, forcing lifesaving hospital equipment onto battery power
    Danielle Le Messurier, Rose Brennan, Adella Beaini, Mitchell van Hombrigh, Sally Coates, The Daily Telegraph
    February 1, 2019 11:52am
    Subscriber only

    Sydney’s eastern suburbs were plunged into chaos yesterday when a one-hour power blackout left several of the state’s largest hospitals relying on their third and last line of defence — battery power — to keep their patients alive.

    Overgrown weeds at a Double Bay substation are believed to have caused the mass outage.

    This morning, Premier Gladys Berejiklian demanded energy provider Ausgrid explain what caused power blackouts that plunged some eastern suburbs into darkness yesterday.

    Speaking in Mulgoa, Ms Berejiklian described the blackouts as a “very unfortunate incident” that shouldn’t have happened.

    “Obviously that was an incident affecting households during the day and a number of institutions and I know the Minister for Health and Minister for Energy have been in contact with relevant authorities about that,” she said.

    “Ausgrid does need to explain what went wrong and why it went wrong and to fix the problem – we know it was an isolated incident but notwithstanding that it’s obviously something we don’t want to see happen again.”

    An energy industry source said the fault was triggered by weeds that came into contact with a 132 kilovolt power cable where it entered the ground.

    An Ausgrid spokeswoman was last night unable to rule out whether a lack of maintenance, such as weed control, was the cause.

    More than 45,000 homes and business from Randwick to Clovelly and north to Double Bay were affected including Coogee Public School, which lost all power.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hark – The Indians don’t do anything about global warming because, for a very long time, their most senior scientist was Prof. Udupi R Rao. Prof. Rao, who passed away in 2017, was a cosmic ray scientist.

    He shows that the Sun, through the GCR mechanism, caused almost half of the warming last century. If the IPCC used this data for their ensemble models the derived value of ECS would roughly halve, thereby proving CO2 is harmless (even before bringing in the oceanic ~60 yr cycle). That would bring the end to the IPCC: a wicked dilemma for them, not so?

    Prof. Rao was head of the prestigious Indian space program for many years, and had the ear of the politicians in New Dehli. As a consequence India is presently building hundreds of new coal fired power stations.

    So your critique of the GCR theory seems to have fallen flat in India. Only credulous lefties in the west believe CO2 does everything.

  49. Baldrick

    Stewards have issued six charges against Weir, including:

    1. Possession of an electric or electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of a horse
    2. Failure to give evidence at an inquiry
    3. Failure to comply with a direction of the stewards
    4. Conduct prejudicial to the image, interests or welfare of racing

    1. Only relates to possession, not use
    2-4 are bullshit offences should the first not succeed.

    A good barrister is all that’s needed.

  50. C.L.

    Genocide of Native Americans helped cause Little Ice Age: scientists

    LOL.
    Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

  51. Eyrie

    Soory that bit about the F35 B and C should have been: they do NOT have an internal gun.

  52. thefrollickingmole

    I didnt know this little detail about the passage of the “kill babies” law.
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/31/too-fearful-of-man-to-be-fearful-of-god/

    Shamefully, the New York legislature erupted in cheers when the bill passed, and the governor—his sainted father, Mario, was an unctuous phony, but Andrew is the real thuggish deal—said, “this is a victory for all New Yorkers” and ordered the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan to glow pink in the celebration of homicidal “feminism’s” latest burnt offering to Baal and Moloch.

  53. Infidel Tiger

    1. Only relates to possession, not use
    2-4 are bullshit offences should the first not succeed.

    A good barrister is all that’s needed.

    It’s only the beginning.

    His career is brown bread.

  54. Boambee John

    zyconoclast
    #2923237, posted on February 1, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.

    I suspect that redefining “acceptable” blood sugar levels has contributed to the Type 2 diabetes epidemic.

    The changes might be appropriate, but a little intellectual honesty in explaining why the numbers have gone up might lower the hysteria level.

  55. Tintarella di Luna

    Mother, 20, is charged with murder for ‘looking the other way’ as her boyfriend, 21, ‘punched their one-year-old son in the head multiple times and killed him’

    Late term abortion.

    Who are we to judge?

    In Peter Singerville this would be OK because the child was not sufficiently self-aware, that the child might have cried or been bruised or had bleeding on the brain is mere frippery when post-birth abortion is the outcome

  56. Mitch M.

    The changes might be appropriate, but a little intellectual honesty in explaining why the numbers have gone up might lower the hysteria level.

    The changes would be appropriate if they included relative risk. They have now lowered the threshold for high BP so much that I’m wary of the benefit of addressing high BP via meds because the risk of slightly raised BP is very low. There are so many cheaper and effective ways to lower BP. How many of those making this decision have received funds from the relevant pharma companies? Always ask that question because in the USA so many doctors are receiving funds from pharma and of course that affects their prescribing habits.

  57. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    do no evil
    Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps
    Google joins Facebook in Apple’s banning spree

  58. Harken Now

    I’m busy working on getting God to sign a decree that horses should only be used for transport, ploughing and manure manufacture. Racing them attracts the worst kind of people, as repeated scandals, wealth based on the luck of genetics, and vomiting women at carnival days all show.

    Furthermore, it’s clear that admiring a horse body is a either a sign of sublimated homosexuality in men – look at the number of Catholic priests who love the races – or sexual frustration in women.

    There is no worse curse in the suburban world than living within hearing range of ageing, bald headed man who sits around on a Saturday afternoon listening to endless racing calls on a radio with a fag in one hand and a bogan brand of beer in the other. Again, it’s just a substitution for a sex life for men too proud to masturbate, and the stupidest way of generating serotonin in the brain that humans have ever devised.

    I’m not taking questions. I simply speak the plain truth.

  59. mh

    Cops cannot find any evidence of Jussie Smollet’s claims, but the family is escalating:

    In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime. Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice. Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive.

    Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable. Make no mistake, words matter. Hateful words lead to hateful actions. Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world.

    Breitbart

  60. Tel

    I’m busy working on getting God to sign a decree that horses should only be used for transport, ploughing and manure manufacture.

    If you wait a while … the Labor/Green government will sign a decree that only horses be used for transport, plowing, etc. I presume when you talk about “God” you mean bigger government, don’t you? The Greens think of themselves as Gods already, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they also hire angels.

  61. Harken Now
    #2923264, posted on February 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Put down the crack pipe and go yell at a shrub on the footpath.

  62. Tel

    Look at the money trail, you naïve fuckwit, Harken.

    He’s a sock acting like an idiot … he knows what he’s doing.

    Like the way that Bill Maher pretends to be a Libertarian (and worse, pretends to be amusing).

  63. Snoopy

    CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has refused to turn over his cellphone to detectives, who are investigating the alleged attack that sent him to the hospital earlier this week, Chicago police said Thursday.

    The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his manager just as the alleged assault happened early Tuesday morning in Chicago, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC News.

    A reasonable person might expect that if Smollett was keen to assist police arrest his attackers by providing information which would confirm exactly when and where the attack took place, he would make his phone available. But no.

  64. Stewards have issued six charges against Weir, including:

    1. Possession of an electric or electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of a horse
    2. Failure to give evidence at an inquiry
    3. Failure to comply with a direction of the stewards
    4. Conduct prejudicial to the image, interests or welfare of racing

    1. Only relates to possession, not use
    2-4 are bullshit offences should the first not succeed.

    4. is the Bullshyte charge, it is the same as the ADF charge “Conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline”.

    It was the catch all charge as it implied a negative burden of proof.

  65. zyconoclast #2923237, posted on February 1, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.

    zyco, my anecdotal survey reckons that half of over 55’s in AU are on either heart or BP medications, much the same sort of number being treated for vascular issues.

    If this number has gone up it is because (I’m told) that the medications are effective. In earlier eras they would be dead.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    4. is the Bullshyte charge, it is the same as the ADF charge “Conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline”.

    Conduct prejudicial covered everything from spitting on the parade ground, through the odd punch up on pay night, to perforating your rival in love with your bayonet.

  67. Tel

    The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his manager just as the alleged assault happened early Tuesday morning in Chicago, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC News.

    The cops can just go to the cellphone company and ask for his records. They might need a warrant issued by a court … but in Australia no they don’t even need that.

  68. mh

    Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed.

    A warrior called Jussie?

  69. Infidel Tiger

    It was the catch all charge as it implied a negative burden of proof.

    He’s subject to the industry’s rules.

    Same reason you can tackle someone on a football field but not in the queue at McDonald’s.

    And if 10% of the rumours are true he will likely do jail time. No one minds a bit of cheating but please, this was out of control.

  70. Crossie

    Ford said she was not heavily edited in her columns and nothing specific had happened but she felt “heavily watched” because her tweets were being monitored. “It’s a toxic mess there right now,” she said.

    That newspaper is finally being run as a business, you bring it into disrepute you can be asked to leave. By flouncing off she merely pre-empted the inevitable.

  71. Tel

    1. Possession of an electric or electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of a horse

    I would have thought that just about every electrical apparatus is capable of affecting the performance of a horse.

  72. chrisl

    It turns out I have a relative in the Bathurst 12 hour this weekend He has a great racing driver name. Nicky Catsburg. Or perhaps Catty Nicksburg…..

  73. By flouncing off she merely pre-empted the inevitable.

    Crossie, i would say she jumped, before she was pushed.

  74. Stimpson J. Cat

    Again, it’s just a substitution for a sex life for men too proud to masturbate

    You should be very proud of yourself.
    You are an exceptional wanker.
    There is no shame in it.

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    By flouncing off she merely pre-empted the inevitable.

    Crossie, i would say she jumped, before she was pushed.

    The pussy hats will sustain her on-line until they get bored.

  76. He’s subject to the industry’s rules.

    Same reason you can tackle someone on a football field but not in the queue at McDonald’s.

    And if 10% of the rumours are true he will likely do jail time. No one minds a bit of cheating but please, this was out of control.

    IT – i’m neither denying or defending his conduct, merely pointing out the wording of that particular charge is garbage.

    In the ADF it was the go to charge, this is similarly worded and is lazy jurisprudence.

  77. Infidel Tiger

    I would have thought that just about every electrical apparatus is capable of affecting the performance of a horse.

    Depends on their wiring.

    The latest horses have RCDs installed and circuit breakers to prevent power surges.

  78. rickw

    I would have thought that just about every electrical apparatus is capable of affecting the performance of a horse.

    Works for people to, electrican at abattoir got laid out cold after testing a prod on a co worker.

    The bloke wasn’t even a boxer yet delivered a one punch KO. Amazing!

  79. Infidel Tiger

    David Warner and Steve Smith were banned for 12 months, lost tens of millions of dollars each, for events that were deemed a one match ban for Smith and nothing for Warner by the ICC.

    Unfortunately they had a contract with Cricket Australia agreeing to “not bring game of cricket into disrepute”.

    Sporting bodies are laws unto themselves.

  80. Memoryvault

    By flouncing off she merely pre-empted the inevitable.

    Isn’t “flouncing off” one of the compulsory units in Feminazi 101 studies?

  81. rickw

    I’m not taking questions. I simply speak the plain truth.

    Has munty had a stroke or something?

  82. egg_

    By flouncing off she merely pre-empted the inevitable.

    Crossie, i would say she jumped, before she was pushed.

    The clam walked the plank?

  83. Roger

    “It’s a toxic mess there right now,” she said.

    Translation:

    Management are attempting to wrest control from the workers’ collective.

  84. egg_

    Has munty had a stroke or something?

    The vinegar stroke?

  85. rickw

    An energy industry source said the fault was triggered by weeds that came into contact with a 132 kilovolt power cable where it entered the ground.

    I have only visited one substation, but all this sounds highly improbable.

    The oil leaking from a 1950’s Metrovick transformer will kill just about anything.

    Weeds are the least of the problems at your average Australian substation.

  86. Tel

    Management are attempting to wrest control from the workers’ collective.

    People have been leaving ever since Fairfax management insisted that workers took a share of the profits.

  87. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jesse Kelly
    @JesseKellyDC
    This senate that can’t repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood, or pass a budget. But God help you if you want to bring our boys home. They’ll lock shields and fight like lions for the right to kill your son in Afghanistan.

    Senator Rand Paul
    @RandPaul
    He’s not wrong: Suddenly, when we finally have a President trying to end wars and withdraw troops, the Senate miraculously rallies to act, to wrongly try to stop wars from ending.

  88. C.L.

    In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime. Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice. Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive.

    Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable. Make no mistake, words matter. Hateful words lead to hateful actions. Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world.

    Womp womp.

  89. rickw

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-birth-tourism-indictments-20190131-story.html

    Saipan General Hospital is full of pregnant Chinese Nationals on the verge of giving birth.

  90. Roger

    People have been leaving ever since Fairfax management insisted that workers took a share of the profits.

    People have been leaving ever since Fairfax management insisted that workers took a – responsibility for -the profits.

  91. RobK

    and the stupidest way of generating serotonin in the brain that humans have ever devised.
    You overlooked cricket.
    … l’ll be off now. 🙂

  92. Memoryvault

    I have only visited one substation, but all this sounds highly improbable.
    The oil leaking from a 1950’s Metrovick transformer will kill just about anything.

    Depends, RickW.
    Lots of different stuff used in substation transformers back in the 50’s and 60’s.
    PCB was a favourite.

  93. Myrddin Seren

    Saipan General Hospital is full of pregnant Chinese Nationals on the verge of giving birth.

    Curious that the investment thesis in the West is ‘China will be the economic powerhouse of the 21st Century’,

    while the Han are building ‘escape pods’ to be able to get out as fast as they can ?

    I find this disconnect….troubling.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    Even Trump has fallen for that fag fake artist’s story about the MAGA terrorism.

    Sad.

  95. C.L.

    This is pretty funny but I’m calling bullshit that it was a fluke + human error …

    The BBC has blamed “human error” for a suggestion on its News at Six that Theresa May would be flying back to Brussels for more Brexit talks in a second world war Spitfire.

    But the explanation has been greeted with scepticism by some who saw the incident as an example of pro-Brexit bias at the corporation.

    At the end of Wednesday’s evening programme viewers were shown black and white footage of the iconic planes as newsreader Sophie Raworth summarised the prime minister’s plan to reopen Brexit talks with EU leaders.

    As the footage of the planes was played, Raworth read: “Theresa May says she intends to go back to Brussels to negotiate her Brexit deal but EU leaders say the deal is done and they will not reopen talks.”

    The editor of the programme, Paul Royall, said the Spitfire clip had been intended to be a foretaste of an item about a new Battle of Britain museum at Biggin Hill in London.

  96. Arky

    Look.
    If two more of you subscribe, I won’t post anymore “running” videos.
    https://www.subscribestar.com/wild-spectre
    US $2 a month.
    C’mon.
    /wheedling.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle

    But the explanation has been greeted with scepticism by some who saw the incident as an example of pro-Brexit bias at the corporation.

    Pro-Brexit bias at the BBC?
    Snort, chortle!

  98. Myrddin Seren

    “It’s a toxic mess there right now,” she said.

    Translation:

    Management are attempting to wrest control from the workers’ collective.

    I feel compelled to note….

    Deborah Knight now has the full time gig as co-lead on Nein’s ‘Today Show’.

    ‘Today’ starts at 5:30 a.m. and runs to 9:00 a.m.

    That is pretty much a 3-3:30 a.m. wake up in order to get to the studio, make-up, wardrobe and setup run through before air time at 5:30.

    And she was still there hosting the Nein News at 6:00 p.m. tonight.

    Putting anyone’s views on the content and politics of Australian news, current affairs and light entertainment aside, that is a pretty impressive work ethic from Deborah – for which I have no doubt she is well paid.

    I have no proof, but I suspect the new Nein management might have wanted to see Clammy doing more than writing a boiler plate column of SJW outrage and Tweeting shit at people over lattes and organic muffins for a few hours a day.

  99. Myrddin Seren

    The Spam Trap – always the Spam Trap…..

    Take 2
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    “It’s a toxic mess there right now,” she said.

    Translation:

    Management are attempting to wrest control from the workers’ collective.

    I feel comp-elled to note….

    Deborah Knight now has the full time gig as co-lead on Nein’s ‘Today Show’.

    ‘Today’ starts at 5:30 a.m. and runs to 9:00 a.m.

    That is pretty much a 3-3:30 a.m. wake up in order to get to the studio, make-up, wardrobe and setup run through before air time at 5:30.

    And she was still there hosting the Nein News at 6:00 p.m. tonight.

    Putting anyone’s views on the content and politics of Australian news, current affairs and light entertainment aside, that is a pretty impressive work ethic from Deborah – for which I have no doubt she is well paid.

    I have no proof, but I suspect the new Nein management might have wanted to see Clammy doing more than writing a boiler plate column of SJW outrage and Tweeting shit at people over lattes and organic muffins for a few hours a day.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    The EU are doing their damndest to make May look Churchillian.

  101. Myrddin Seren

    The EU are doing their damndest to make May look Churchillian.

    Her opponents this time are Merkel, Macron and staggering gropey drunk Junker.

    They have not exactly set a high bar to measure her against.

  102. cohenite

    Great alarmist predictions:

    1 Paul ehrlich 1970: between 1980 and 1989 some 4 billion people including 65 million Americans will perish in the great “die-off”.

    2 Al gore 2006: humans may only have 10 years to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.

    3 Alexandria ocasio-cortez 2019: The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    1 Paul ehrlich 1970: between 1980 and 1989 some 4 billion people including 65 million Americans will perish in the great “die-off”.

    That inspiring tome was required reading in High school.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    The great thing is Britain is about to thrash Germany again.

    Those faeces loving Krauts never learn.

  105. Steve trickler

    Avi is escalating. This will be a circus.

    You be the judge if he is wrong or right?



  106. Memoryvault

    Curious that the investment thesis in the West is ‘China will be the economic powerhouse of the 21st Century’, while the Han are building ‘escape pods’ to be able to get out as fast as they can ?

    Depends on your viewing angle, Myrrdin.
    Let’s say there might be 26 million who are anxious to leave.
    That’s more than the entire Australian population.
    It’s less than 2% of China’s.
    And I doubt if there’s even anywhere near that many.

  107. Steve trickler

    For the record. Go Avi.

  108. Steve trickler

    Harken Now
    #2923231, posted on February 1, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Oi dickhead!

    Who is winning? Potholer or Tony Heller?

    Look it up yourself.

  109. Myrddin Seren

    Petervault

    Let’s say there might be 26 million who are anxious to leave.

    I get that the quantum is only a fraction of China’s total population.

    But they aren’t peasants jumping in to sampans. ( Okay – some of them seem peasants with money ).

    They are people with business smarts and the capital to get out. The brain drain part is interesting.

  110. Tintarella di Luna

    For the record. Go Avi.

    I have put this in my diary, I feel the need to be an eye witness to this use of the law as push-back and I also want to check out Avi’s awesome pecks

  111. Memoryvault

    They are people with business smarts and the capital to get out. The brain drain part is interesting.

    Of course, Myrrdin. They’re the ones who believe they can make more in the West. And for now, and for the foreseeable future, they are right. But we are talking about salaried professionals.

    The entrepreneurs, like my half-million in-laws, love Australia.
    But they see the money making opportunities back home. So they are staying put.
    And they are the people growing the economy.

  112. Tel

    The EU are doing their damndest to make May look Churchillian.

    May is coming back at them with a solid appeasement strategy.

    Soon a commie will take the US Presidency and offer a lend lease program… and all will be right in the world.

    The French are already putting up some token resistance… well done those chaps!

  113. cohenite

    Avi is escalating. This will be a circus.

    You be the judge if he is wrong or right?

    Right. The details:
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Downing Center District Court
    143-147 Liverpool St, Sydney, Australia 2000

  114. max

    Weir’s silence doesn’t surprise me. He’s from the bush, left school as soon as he could. He knows horses and that’s all.
    Tom Dabernig had a few very sour words to say today. The Hayes stable has won SFA for months now and it must be so comforting to blame their weak performance on a cheating rival. They really hate Weir’s guts.
    Weir is not another Danny O’Brien, but you’d love to see him tear strips of the investigation the way O’Brien did. The main charge seems to relate to wagering and the jiggers which are used around stables to get horses to move when they won’t. No way they would have been used in races.

  115. egg_

    Alexandria ocasio-cortez 2019: The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.

    Ready the B-Ark.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    Danny O’brien is one of the biggest crooks in racing.

    Strike a light. Him and Kav are absolute scum.

  117. Infidel Tiger

    Weir’s silence doesn’t surprise me. He’s from the bush, left school as soon as he could. He knows horses and that’s all.

    Was always super suss that a bloke who was doing nothing different was getting such amazing results.

    Everyone knew what was happening but couldn’t prove it.

    Forget the jiggers. It’s the drugs.

  118. Memoryvault

    Global Mean Surface Temperature: Early 20th Century Warming Period –
    Models versus Models & Models versus Data

    The Climate Wars are over.
    They won, we lost.
    Get over it and move on.

    Time for something more interesting.
    Grantchester, or The Outlander?
    Decisions, decisions . . .

  119. Snoopy

    It’s the drugs.

    Does he make them himself from all Australian ingredients in his artisanal lab?

  120. Confused Old Misfit

    The Climate Wars are over.
    They won, we lost.

    Only if you capitulate.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    Does he make them himself from all Australian ingredients in his artisanal lab?

    If only.

    Instead he imports them from dodgy overseas vets.

    Now they know the source he’s rooted.

  122. TC

    It’s always the drugs IT , every successful trainer trainer uses them , the smart ones don’t get caught.

  123. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Left is a Cancer
    DENVER — Colorado’s Senate has passed a bill to have the state award its presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

    SB-19 passed on party lines Tuesday in the Senate.

    Democratic Sen. Mike Foote’s bill would have Colorado join 11 states and the District of Columbia in what’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

    It would require Colorado Electors to the Electoral College to cast their vote for the winner of the national popular vote. Currently, Colorado electors vote for the candidate who wins in Colorado.

  124. TC

    I should of said the smart ones have their story ready for when they get caught .

  125. TC

    I would be interested to know how many republican voters in California and New York don’t bother because of the electoral college system.

  126. Mark A

    /wheedling.

    I’ll do it when I’m home.
    My low limit card has expired and I don’t use any other for online purchases.

  127. Memoryvault

    Only if you capitulate.

    No, Misfit, only those with time to waste are bothering.
    Up thread somebody remarked that Monty doesn’t comment on climate anymore.
    The commenter made the correct observation that people like Monty never admit their error, they just abandon the subject and move onto something else.

    Within five years or less nobody will be talking about CO2-induced “climate change”.
    Australians will be far more worried about dealing with the million or so “climate refugees” pouring in every year, fleeing certain starvation in Northern and eastern Europe.

    And that will just be the start of what history will record as “The Time of Troubles” or somesuch.

    .
    Grantchester I think.

  128. max

    Greenies hate Weir and tried to do him over a few years ago.

    He tried a different way to train and it worked. He also employed Peter Ellis, a tactician who studied every race and planned the best way to ride it.

    A lot of jealousy and suspicion fueled rumours. It’s a hard game.

  129. rickw

    Nuremberg: Turks and Greeks push three 16-year-old Germans on track – two dead![GT]

    I always make sure that I’m standing behind the latent jihadi’s and wait until the first carriage passes before I get anywhere near a train in melbadishu.

    Isn’t living in contemporary Australia grand!

    You get to think about shit that you would normally only need to when visiting some third world hell hole!

  130. Tel

    The Climate Wars are over.
    They won, we lost.
    Get over it and move on.

    We are getting to the good bit. Gonna be real hard to argue with a solar minimum. AOC is going to get her 12 years counted down loudly and it will be everyone’s favourite joke before long.

    Move on? There’s no where else to go, this is all or nothing, and it’s gonna be brutal I reckon.

  131. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A woman at a town hall in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada’s west, a region where the Liberals are in trouble, accused Trudeau of “working for your globalist partners” to betray Canada.

    “What do we do with traitors in Canada, Mr. Trudeau? We used to hang them, hang them for treason,” the woman told the stunned prime minister after asking him about Moslem sharia law and Saudi Arabian oil imports.

    In the Quebec town of Saint-Hyacinthe, a man dressed in a yellow vest swore loudly at Trudeau and accused him of selling out the country.

    Liberals like the town halls on the grounds they demonstrate Trudeau is not afraid to take tough questions.

    Yet they also admit the exchanges show voters have more urgent concerns than topics such as gender equality, climate change and the aboriginal rights that Trudeau has been pushing hard at home and abroad since he took power in 2015.

    But insiders say regardless of the insults, Trudeau intends to stick to his policy of avoiding public arguments.

    The Liberals won a surprise victory in 2015 by mounting a massive campaign to register young and aboriginal voters and concede a similar effort will be needed this time.

  132. Confused Old Misfit

    only those with time to waste are bothering.

    I have time to waste.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sheep farmers ‘shipshape while cattle die of thirst’

    Victoria Laurie
    Senior Reporter
    12:00AM February 1, 2019
    12 Comments

    A blame game has emerged betwee­n sheep and cattle farmers over animal welfare, with sheep farmers facing strict reductions in Middle East export due to on-ship sheep deaths claiming that mass cattle deaths on pastoral properties are worse cases of animal mistreatment.

    Two cattle stations are being investigated by West Australian agricultural inspectors after 500 cattle were found dead on a propert­y in the Pilbara and 1000 cattle died at Noonkanbah station in the Kimberley.

    Don’t know who it was, who put up the post about the excuses for those cattle dying of thirst , but it’s too true to be funny. “Not my job, Boss. Someone els’s job, and he wasn’t there.”

  134. C.L.

    The main charge seems to relate to wagering and the jiggers which are used around stables to get horses to move when they won’t. No way they would have been used in races.

    Of course they weren’t being used in races. Good Lord, man.
    Irrelevant. They’re absolutely banned throughout Australia.
    Weir is an imbecile for having them lying around his stables.

  135. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It would require Colorado Electors to the Electoral College to cast their vote for the winner of the national popular vote. Currently, Colorado electors vote for the candidate who wins in Colorado.

    subverting democracy at every opportunity

  136. Infidel Tiger

    Of course they weren’t being used in races. Good Lord, man.
    Irrelevant. They’re absolutely banned throughout Australia.
    Weir is an imbecile for having them lying around his stables.

    Probably thought he was untouchable having so many politicians and racing committee members with horses in his stable.

    Not to mention the rumours about his personal doping.

  137. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Erdogan repeatedly has said that his government aims to raise “devout generations” in Turkey. To this end, he has Islamized Turkey’s education system. Now he is working on exporting Islamized curricula to Europe.

  138. Snoopy

    It would require Colorado Electors to the Electoral College to cast their vote for the winner of the national popular vote. Currently, Colorado electors vote for the candidate who wins in Colorado.

    Planting the seeds for the destruction of the federation.

  139. Armadillo

    The whole “Darren Weir” thing is disturbing. On a number of levels.

    There is a proliferation of “pro punters” in the past 10 years infecting country tracks. I only have to legally bet them to lose a thousand (Country race track rules). These blokes are pretty much unbeatable. They very rarely miss. They set up with computers and iPhones and every other imaginable device. Constantly talking.

    They are at the point of smashing Country race meetings completely. There will be no country bookmakers left doing interstate meetings within two years.

    It will only be those “mobile TAB” trucks.

    The “pro punters” used to frequent major racecourses. The racing bodies have “hunted them” to regional tracks. Why? Because the “Bookmakers” at the major tracks are now actually “franchises” of the betting agencies. If you walk into Randwick or Flemington Racecourse and think you are betting with “Joe Blow” your local bookmaker, you aren’t. It’s merely a “shingle”. You are having a bet with “Sportsbet” or the “TAB”.

    It’s a franchise operation. They spread the win/loss over their franchisees according to turnover.

    The TAB will end up buying all these operations. They have had the “infrastructure” in place for many years.

    To simplify, it’s like buying a burger from McDonalds, Burger King or your friendly corner shop owner. Except it’s exactly the same burger, slightly different price.

  140. It would require Colorado Electors to the Electoral College to cast their vote for the winner of the national popular vote. Currently, Colorado electors vote for the candidate who wins in Colorado.

    2020: Trump wins popular vote, loses EC until Colorado law kicks in and it pushes him over the EC line to win.

  141. Arky

    I’ll do it when I’m home.
    My low limit card has expired and I don’t use any other for online purchases.

    ..
    Much appreciated.
    I’m pretty happy with the latest vid.
    But I’m open to criticism.
    Even from leprosy infected rat critters like ‘Dillo.

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jussie Smollett
    @JussieSmollett
    Shut the hell up you bitch ass n$gga. You will continue to run this country further into the ground and risk lives every time you breathe. You’re not the president. Just a dumpster full of hate. FOH. Sick to my stomach that literal shit currently represents America to the world.

    Jan 12th 2018

  143. Armadillo

    It’s all about numbers. Making a “book”. The book never lies. Spreading a book over multiple “agents” and commision rates is the strategy. Dictate the odds via franchisees, and share the profits.

    The fact is, I’m suspicious that Weir might not be “playing their game”. He needs to be punished. Just like Country Bookmakers. We no longer get a “Bookmakers Odds Call” over the microphone. They cut that out. They now refuse to even give us cable access to odds on a track.

  144. Armadillo

    ..

    Much appreciated.
    I’m pretty happy with the latest vid.
    But I’m open to criticism.
    Even from leprosy infected rat critters like ‘Dillo.

    What’s the Linky.

  145. Armadillo

    Mrs A is on your side. Me, not so much.

  146. cohenite

    Des Moore on the Durie analysis of islam:

    More attention is now being given, however, to the reasons why so many Muslims are jihadists and/or support terrorist activity and whether as claimed they really have close connections with non-Muslims. In earlier writings I have referred to analyses by expert theologian Mark Durie who in 2010 published an important book The Third Choice. He has now published what seems like an even more important book entitled The Qur’an and Its Biblical Connections, which has been widely praised and which suggests that statements on both sides such as “we all believe in the same God” are not accurate. The explanatory explanation of the book (see attached Durie’s Qur’an New Analysis) asks whether “the Qur’an and Bible really do share a deeper connection” and “invites us to set aside the frames through which the Qur’an has been viewed in the past”. And in the introduction to his book Durie argues that “the Qur’an is a creative theological innovation, which repurposes Biblical lexical and textual materials to serve its own distinctive theological agenda.”

    Durie was interviewed by Andrew Bolt two nights ago on Sky News and in the Herald Sun he described the book as “much praised”(see attached Muslim’s Don’t Praise Same God). Bolt notes that, according to Durie, “the Koran’s God instead reflects a tribal Arab society and has placed humans on this earth “to serve him exclusively as his slaves”. The Koran says little about Allah’s love, unlike the Bible’s talk of God’s. He makes no “covenant” or deal with his people. He just commands. And midway through the Koran there’s a change, as followers of the Messenger (or Muhammad) get fed up waiting for God to punish their enemies. The Messenger then hears a new revelation that threatens us today. As Durie puts it, “punishment of unbelievers was to be brought about in this life by the hands of believers”. “Slay them,” says the Koran”.

    While Western governments are unlikely to make a corresponding response (let alone our church leaders), the Durie analysis should provide support for them to take strengthening attitudes towards increasing Islamic aggression/immigration and the armed forces which can take protective action against such aggression. It is certainly to be hoped that the accommodative approach taken under Obama and here under Turnbull will not be repeated.

    This is of course what Clive Kessler has been saying for years. Islam is the enemy of the West.

  147. Armadillo

    FMD. Arky, I told Mrs A to put that $2 a month on Visa Debit rather than Visa Credit.

    Not that she doesn’t trust you. I don’t.

    You need to fix it. Some weird emails coming up.

  148. DrBeauGan

    I had a look at the others on subscribestar. You aren’t in good company, Arky. There’s a chick with a self-absorption problem, and another with 52 chapters of dreadfully written science fiction I’d pay not to read. Yours is the best, but it isn’t a high standard.

  149. Armadillo

    Already debited the account for $2.83. What’s the go dude? She hasn’t even hit “confirm”.

  150. max

    There are different kinds of jiggers: those used in stables are harmless. Yeah, they’re banned, so it’s a minor infraction unless used in a race. This is all they can come up with. Who knows how the things got into the stables.
    Danny O’Brien was right about such investigations and the people who do them. I notice they’re being very, very careful about the details of the charges after the O’Brien fiasco. So far it amounts to trumped minor animal cruelty. SFA in other words.

    But it will help promote the twin ideas that everybody involved in racing is a shonk, and horse racing in this country should be shutdown.

  151. Arky

    Mrs. A is a saint.
    God bless her.

  152. Arky

    There is a subliminal message in that video.
    You will need to watch it carefully three of four times with your head tilted at 45 degrees.

  153. Arky

    I’m stuffed.
    I have worked non- stop for three days straight for $6.28.
    Night all.

  154. Memoryvault

    People here are paying actual money to watch home made amateur videos on YouTube?

    Unbelievable.

  155. Armadillo

    People here are paying actual money to watch home made amateur videos on YouTube?

    Fucked if I know. Mrs A reckoned Arky looked like some deformed lost puppy or something.

  156. DrBeauGan

    Arky, I can’t post a comment except by subscribing. This is a really bad idea.

  157. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2923397, posted on February 1, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    People here are paying actual money to watch home made amateur videos on YouTube?

    Unbelievable.

    It depends on the video. I like his restoration process.

    I wish I had the time to restore an old car like Arky is doing, I’d do it in a jiff.

    I used to go to farm clearing sales when still lived with my dad on the farm.
    Would walk around the lots and made notes what to bid for and my brother said, are you crazy, nothing in there but junk.

    True, most of it was, but he didn’t see what I saw in that junk.

    Many a good piece of useful gadgets and machinery were born out of that “junk”.
    One must have a good imagination and see the potential.

  158. Memoryvault

    A couple of weeks ago I idly speculated (and I said at the time I was “idly speculating”) that just maybe SciMo was going to hold split elections – half Senate in May, and HoR in November. BoN quite rightly quipped it would probably be suicidal, and I agreed with him.

    Now I’m not so sure. In fact if I were a betting man and knew how to go about it, I’d almost be prepared to have to have an each-way bet. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next couple of weeks.

  159. C.L.

    Jussie Smollett
    @JussieSmollett
    Shut the hell up you bitch ass n$gga. You will continue to run this country further into the ground and risk lives every time you breathe. You’re not the president. Just a dumpster full of hate. FOH. Sick to my stomach that literal shit currently represents America to the world.

    This is the kind of anger that got him clipped while out cruising for boy at 2am.
    Nothing surer.

  160. Steve trickler

    Back in the day, when the United States of America was hosting a major motor sport series that completely shat all over Formula One. Max Mosely ( FIA) was in the stands that day. Dickhead, Bernie Ecclestone would’ve been worried at the time. 3 years later, Nigel Mansell arrived on the scene. He run amok. Ayrton Senna was hoping for Roger Penske to provide a seat to drive, but it did not happen due to resources.



    Today, F1 is crap. And so is IndyCar.

    Tony George still needs a proverbial punch to the head.

  161. Steve trickler

    Note the white line below the turns. Today it is covered by grass.

    If i was in charge, i’d bring the track back to its original configuration.It would separate the men from the boys.

  162. johanna

    Steve, in the early to mid 1990s I used to sit up till 3 am on school nights to watch F1. Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and many more providing action and real competition on the track, and best of all, Murray Walker’s commentary, which was so emotional that you couldn’t help being involved, but chock full of good information as well.

    For a while then I was working in the NSW Cabinet Office under Garry Sturgess, a devout Mormon, and it was a pretty austere, monastic environment. No Happy Hours or dress down Fridays or anything like that.

    Quite by accident I discovered that a senior guy in the legal area was a fan as well. We used to exchange surreptitious emails or chats the next day about last night’s race. It would never do for anyone to find out that we had been compromising our efficiency by staying up till the wee smalls to watch a motor race. Why, we might move on to coke and hookers next.

    Mind you, it was all a bit of a facade. I once cornered another senior guy who I got on very well with and asked hin what his secret vice was. He admitted it was The Simpsons, back when that was pretty out there.

    I think the music died when Murray retired.

  163. Memoryvault

    Johanna, Steve,
    There is a new fred,
    Love to see you both over there.

  164. Armadillo

    Arky, I can’t post a comment except by subscribing. This is a really bad idea.

    I just deleted Mrs A’s account. She’s been had for $2.83 at least. God only knows where her credit card details have gone. The language options are English/Portugese/Russian.

    Half of the links on the site don’t even work. Searching “unsubscribe” is pointless. Finally found it and hit the confirm button. They promise it will be cancelled after the “next billing cycle”.

    Thanks, Arky. Meanwhile, thank God for the banks “Suspicious Transaction” reporting.

    Err…no…I’m not actually in Turkmenistan ordering green tea and half a pound of hashish from the lovely gentlemen in the local bazaar. And no, I didn’t pay via pay wave.

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