Open Forum: February 2, 2019

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    I cannot see how you can have a massive horse training operation and not have some breaches of racing laws. When so many employees are shit shovelers, this stuff is always going to happen.

    Years ago I seem to remember the Bart Cummings stable had a serious breach of the rules over substances administered to horses.
    Bart managed to avoid culpability and a stable foreman took the fall, because apparently Bart was very hands off and rarely got involved in the day-to-day training at that particular stable.
    Must have been news to owners paying top dollar to have their pony personally managed by Bart.
    Now, maybe the foreman was responsible without the knowledge of the boss, but these days the licence holder carries the can.

  2. C.L.

    Yeah, I’m beginning to wonder about the whole Weir thing.
    This is VicPol we’re talking about.
    They rig investigations and prosecutions; that we know.

  3. Steve trickler

    johanna
    #2923423, posted on February 2, 2019 at 12:26 am

    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.

    G’day.

    I too was in school when i first watched the 1992 Indy 500. That clip i posted last night has many synapses in the brain allocated to it. Formula One never was the same after discovering this. If my memory serves me correct, the Monaco GP had just finished, Murray Walker was at his finest, ( boring race as per usual ) and then i heard Paul Page for the first time.

    This came up on the screen, close to midnight on channel 9. The intro was a “what the fuck moment in time!”

    I did not go to school the next day.

    I reckon Murray Walker would agree.



  4. old bloke

    cohenite
    #2923550, posted on February 2, 2019 at 10:14 am

    iain russell

    #2923444, posted on February 2, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Excellent article on Asia Bibi on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.com/news/resources/idt-sh/Asia_Bibi.

    It’s trite to say islam is the most abominable ideology to infect humanity; but the real issue is what is it in humans that makes them susceptible to abhorrent ideas and beliefs such as those offered by islam.

    The photos in that article, the shouty raging mobs waving sticks calling for the death of unbelievers, had its origins many years ago.

    Islam in Pakistan and south-eastern Asia was started by small groups of Arab traders. They converted small numbers of native people to Islam at the point of a sword, and they spread the ideology far and wide. The new convert, who simply had to recited the Shahada to save his life, must have thought that he got out of that dangerous situation very easily, just recite some words and you live.

    Then came the “small print” in the deal, he had to convert his family to Islam to prove his devotion to Allah or otherwise he would be judged to be an apostate and lose his life anyway. There would have been family members who wouldn’t convert, preferring to stay with their existing religious beliefs, so the new convert, to show his “devotion” to his new faith, would have to kill them.

    How would that have effected the new convert? He had the blood of family members, friends, and local villagers on his hands. To assuage his conscience, he would have become a raging, stick waving, fanatic. This is how the infection spreads, and it can still be seen in the shouty, raging, stick waving mobs calling for the death of the unbelievers.

  5. C.L.

    Literally decimated …
    Now McClatchy announces it is sacking 10 percent of its staff.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s trite to say islam is the most abominable ideology to infect humanity; but the real issue is what is it in humans that makes them susceptible to abhorrent ideas and beliefs such as those offered by islam.

    I just can’t understand how any Western woman can ever convert to Islam?

  7. mh

    Weir started the week with cocaine and an unregistered gun found in the stables, together with obtaining a financial advantage by deception, and now it’s reduced to possessing jiggers (nothing about using them) and bringing racing into disrepute.

    There were traces of cocaine found upon investigation of the Gai Waterhouse stables a few years back.
    Gai did not take a backwards step, and said that drugs were part of society, and considering that there were so many “no-collar”workers employed in the racing industry these things were always going to happen. Many of our leading jockeys have been tested positive for cocaine, such as Melbourne Cup winner Corey Brown.

  8. Makka

    So much effort being expended to out Abbott.

    Why is that

    Think there might be a second coming?

    Abbott is the rallying point of the anti-Photios group in the LNP. Remove Abbott and that group dies. Photios then has a clean field and can’t possibly lose. Labor already in his ruinables bag and then the Libs.

  9. Shy Ted

    10 points if you can guess, without looking, who Bawwie’ 3 guests are for Insiders tomorrow. Clue – all hard lefties, all girls one way or another.

  10. feelthebern

    Michaelia Cash (or her office) gives the press the heads up about a cop raid on unions.
    Enquiry, outrage, gnashing of teeth.
    Someone gives the press the heads up about the Weir stable raid.
    Crickets.

  11. johanna

    Steve, love your work but I’m not going to watch a 3 hour plus video, even of the Indy, which is a very fine race indeed.

    Penske.

    What I love about British and European motor racing is the cast of colourful characters. As a young gel, I was thrilled by James Hunt, who was the modern equivalent of the dashing cavalier. He was Peter Brock without brakes.

    But, look at Nikki Lauda, one of the bravest and most resilient humans ever spawned. Quite the antithesis.

    Senna, another superstar, was not much like either of them. It’s a fascinating study in human variance.

  12. feelthebern

    Gai’s done some crook things but she seems to get away with it.
    Fiorente was giving an illegal “treatment” on the day it won the Melbourne Cup.

  13. dopey

    I remember Don Scott talking about George Hanlon. Scott said Hanlon was such a good trainer his horses even knew to get beaten at 6/4 favourite then win at 8/1.

  14. Makka

    42 days since RBG has been seen alive.

  15. Steve trickler

    johanna
    #2923749, posted on February 2, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    Steve, love your work but I’m not going to watch a 3 hour plus video, even of the Indy, which is a very fine race indeed.

    I love the intro to that 3 hour clip, johanna. 😎

    If people do have a spare 3 hours, the start of the race is a hoot.

    47:30. Cheever fucked up. Michael Andretti on that opening lap was a sight to behold.

  16. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    bit long, the 1st 10mins is good – all google demonetised

  17. Memoryvault

    This is VicPol we’re talking about.
    They rig investigations and prosecutions; that we know.

    C.L. I’ve been prosecuted in WA, NSW and QLD. The only reason VIC isn’t on the list is because we fled before they got the charges laid.

    Each case unfolded in court exactly the same way. A police officer or detective enters the witness box, piously swears before God to tell the truth, and then proceeds to lie his (or her) face off.

  18. Makka

    (Via CNBC) January’s super strong jobs report and a solid manufacturing survey on Friday showed that recession worries may be overblown and slowdown fears are not impacting corporate hiring or dampening manufacturers’ sentiment.

    The economy added a surprising 304,000 new jobs in January, well above the 165,000 expected by economists. Wages grew by an annual 3.2 percent, and were even higher for nonmanagerial workers with a 0.4 percent monthly gain.

    “The labor market is still scorching,” said Ward McCarthy, chief financial economist at Jefferies. “If you look at the payroll data, the economy continues to pound out job growth. Wage growth is for real.”

    ISM manufacturing was 56.6, well above the consensus of 54.2, but the important new orders component rose even more to 58.2 from 51 in December. A number above 50 reflects expansion, and while off recent highs, economists had expected the number to slow down even more. Consumer sentiment was also reported Friday and was significantly lower at 91.2, but it too beat expectations.

    In January, employment in leisure and hospitality rose by 74,000.
    Construction employment rose by 52,000 in January
    Employment in health care increased by 42,000 in January.
    Over the month, employment in transportation and warehousing rose by 27,000.
    In January, retail trade employment edged up by 21,000.
    Mining employment increased by 7,000 in January.
    Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up over the month (+30,000) and has increased by 546,000 in the past 12 months.
    Employment in manufacturing continued to trend up in January (+13,000).
    (Source BLS Data)

    ht/ The Last refuge.

    Meanwhile, in ‘Straya ……………………………………..

  19. johanna

    Everyone still embarrassed and looking the other way about the cattle deaths on an Aboriginal property in WA. Meanwhile, activists are trying to bribe people to commit atrocities to stop the live sheep trade. Where are they now?

    The number of dead cattle on a remote Western Australia property is expected to double to 2,000, a peak industry group warned today, as evidence surfaced of an earlier incident at the same site.
    Key points:

    The pastoralists and graziers’ peak body says the minister’s cattle death toll figures are very conservative
    A whistleblower and an MP said an earlier large-scale cattle death event at the same Pilbara property in 2012 was not addressed
    A spokesperson for the reserve’s management said it was meeting with the Government on February 12 to address the most recent incident

    WA Government officers have destroyed more than 300 head of cattle on the Yandeyarra Reserve, 100 kilometres south of Port Hedland, and have warned the number might exceed 1,000 after their condition deteriorated following a lack of food and water.

    GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains photos that readers may find distressing.

    Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA president Tony Seabrook said he had been briefed on the worsening situation at the Pilbara property this morning, and the situation was totally unacceptable.

    “It appears as though it’s going to get to be a whole lot worse than it currently is,” Mr Seabrook said.

    “The figures the minister has been putting forward are very conservative.

    In earlier stories, it was admitted that you can’t run a cattle station by committee, with the members in and out depending on whether they are sober or on sorry business. But that’s exactly what has happened. And I doubt if it is the only case.

    Then there are the stories about brumbies breeding unfettered on Aboriginal land, and starving to death in their hundreds when the drought hits.

    Not a peep from the activists, who are too busy trying to bribe people who work in the live sheep trade.

  20. Memoryvault

    If people do have a spare 3 hours, the start of the race is a hoot.

    WOW! Sounds even more exciting than cricket.
    Or watching paint peel, for that matter.

  21. John Constantine

    They are just ironing the kinks out of their lego vader-ginsburg for the movie, then they can use that precedent to sit the lego capture of the essence of their judge on the court, while artificial intelligence software programmed with the driving principles of tyrannical globalist socialism delivers her decisions.

    Same as always, but upgraded to make the meatware disposable.

    Be funny if Skynet becomes self aware as a result of trying to put bader ginsburg into the cloud.

    Comrades.

  22. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I just can’t understand how any Western woman can ever convert to Islam?

    women are followers.

  23. Makka

    Trump hasn’t a clue, right zyco?

    WASHINGTON – China has agreed to resume purchases of U.S. soybeans following talks Thursday between President Trump and Beijing’s top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He. It will start off by purchasing 5 million metric tons.

    “Five million tons of soybeans per day,” Trump told reporters at a Oval Office meeting with Liu. “That’s going to make our farmers very happy. That’s a lot of soybeans.”

  24. Makka

    More good news for the soybean farmers in the US, thanks to Trump;

    The European Union has approved U.S. soybean exports to be used in the production of biofuels. It’s an effort to boost these imports following last summer’s Trans-Atlantic meeting between President Trump and his E.U. Commission counterpart. The summit meeting was able to stave off a tariff war on industrial goods like cars, but the E.U. Commission president made a commitment to buy more U.S. soybeans.

    Sales have doubled since, but mostly because of market forces. Tuesday’s approval that U.S. soybeans can be used for biofuel could boost sales even more.

    E.U. Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas says “today’s decision is new proof that the EU is delivering … this means that as of today it will be easier for U.S. soybeans to enter the E.U. market.”

  25. vlad

    The ALP is apparently talking about funding a replacement for MUP.

    I approve wholeheartedly – on the condition that all funds come out of the ALP coffers; no taxpayers money to be spent. Let’s see how that goes.

  26. calli

    Just noticed. Blair’s blog is now completely behind the paywall. 😐

  27. Snoopy

    10 points if you can guess, without looking, who Bawwie’ 3 guests are for Insiders tomorrow. Clue – all hard lefties, all girls one way or another.

    Laura Bingle, Sot Maiden, Andwew Pwobyn?

  28. johanna

    The Left have finally worked out that there is another rich beast to cannibalise – Google:

    The LA Times recently revealed how Google’s workers are “sounding the alarm” on diversity at the company with the help of some activist shareholders.

    In an article titled “Google workers, shareholders ‘sounding the alarm’ on diversity,” the LA Times discusses how after already protesting over worker rights, military contracts and the handling of sexual misconduct allegations; Google workers are now aiming at fixing what they believe are issues related to racial and gender diversity at the company by asking the board to consider tying diversity-related metrics to executive bonuses.

    The LA Times writes:

    “The tech diversity crisis threatens worker safety, talent retention, product development, and customer service,” the shareholder resolution states. It also criticizes the treatment of contract staff and asks the company to address the displacement of poorer residents where it buys real estate.

    “We believe executives are out to lunch on several key social risks facing the company,” said Pat Tomaino, director of socially responsible investing for Zevin Asset Management, who collaborated with the employees. His firm is the lead filer of the shareholder proposal. Talking to employees and community activists and following headlines about Google, he said, “it’s a picture of unmanaged risk.”

    The latest protests claim that demands employees made in previous protests have not been fulfilled:

    The resolution claims Alphabet “has not responded adequately to key demands” made by workers in a massive walkout in November, such as adding a worker representative to its board and ending forced arbitration for its entire workforce, rather than only for direct employees and only for cases of alleged sexual harassment or assault.

    It also asks the board’s compensation committee to look into including “sustainability metrics”— such as executive diversity — into its bonus system or stock vesting protocols. Similar policies are in place at Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and other companies.

    Any student of Alinskyist tactics knows what steps will happen next. Google is on the down escalator, albeit a slow one.

    Such a plump target couldn’t hide for long.

  29. johanna

    calli
    #2923767, posted on February 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Just noticed. Blair’s blog is now completely behind the paywall. 😐

    Yup, has been for a couple of weeks.

    They used to release stuff from behind the wall after a week or so, but don’t seem to be doing it any more.

    Oh well, bye bye Tim.

    Last time they tried this, page views plummeted. Gee, I wonder what will happen this time?

  30. Snoopy

    The European Union has approved U.S. soybean exports to be used in the production of biofuels

    Wouldn’t it be more efficient to leave the soy bean fields fallow and simply sell a credit to Europe for the diesel that would have been used?

  31. Snoopy

    vlad
    #2923765, posted on February 2, 2019 at 2:59 pm
    The ALP is apparently talking about funding a replacement for MUP.

    I approve wholeheartedly – on the condition that all funds come out of the ALP coffers; no taxpayers money to be spent. Let’s see how that goes.

    Damn straight. Public sector unions can support it.

  32. cohenite

    This is VicPol we’re talking about.
    They rig investigations and prosecutions; that we know.

    Or don’t do them at all in the case of tits.

  33. johanna

    Victorian Greens are imploding:

    The crisis engulfing the Victorian Greens has deepened, with former Batman candidate Alex Bhathal threatening the party with legal action and dozens of members planning to resign in protest at her treatment.

    But a “Truth, Healing and Reconciliation” process, designed to help soothe the damaging brawl, has been described as “bullshit” by some participants.

    For a start, it had to be swiftly renamed the “Healing Process” after members sent feedback that the original title — which mirrored commissions established in post-apartheid South Africa and in South Sudan, as part of that country’s peace agreement — was “inappropriate”.

    The whole article is worth a read. Just like every Victorian leftie organisation ever, it is splintering all over the place. I have no idea whether the current target is being accused correctly, the point is, she is being accused. It is a rite of passage in the Victorian Left, one which not everyone survives.

  34. Boambee John

    vlad
    #2923765, posted on February 2, 2019 at 2:59 pm
    The ALP is apparently talking about funding a replacement for MUP.

    I approve wholeheartedly – on the condition that all funds come out of the ALP coffers; no taxpayers money to be spent. Let’s see how that goes.

    The industry super funds could surely profit from operating such a highly successful enterprise?

  35. vikpol: we have a complaint and I need to interview you
    SLF: Can we do that over a beer in the lounge at the airport? I’m sorta busy.
    vikpol: no worries mate

    [months later]

    vikpol: what do you say to these allegations ….?
    SLF: oyve dunn nuffin rong
    vikpol: Of course. That covers it I think. Thanks for your time.

  36. Boambee John

    Did I have to add sarc?

  37. Steve trickler

    Trump presser in full. 19 mins.



  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I guess she can have another crack at specialisation or academia or something down the track

    My Big Sis did just this being a country GP for a while. She did her u/g medicine as a single mum with a baby son born when she was 18, so she was used to the grind of patchworking childcare while working. She was a very top achiever, who did not follow her first specialist inclination, due to financial limitations, but got into an interesting specialization in the end. She was never one to sit on her backside and wail about disadvantage; an utter dynamo, whom you thwarted at your own risk, she turned everything, even working in the third world, into opportunity. In a later marriage she adopted from overseas another child, now my wonderful niece. Big Sis followed me from a car re-birthing culture in Sydney’s West into ‘mature age’ study when I was 21, after I’d moved to Sydney and put the Western suburbs behind me.

    I was always the trailblazer in matters locational and cultural (read books, did ballet), although in family mythology I was stereotyped as ‘the pretty one’ bound for babies, while she was ‘the brainy one’. Her best aspiration was to get a job and be a secretary, not a ‘rough’ girl, so at 15 she went and got herself a six-month fee remission scholarship to a ‘business college’. Then things blew up at home and we two girls left. I was just 14 and Big Sis, who could type well and was nearly 16 and already ‘a secretary’, said I had to learn to do that too to avoid factory work and the girls’ home. No argument. She paid for three months’ worth till I was fit for a job doing typing. That three months constituted my second big learning curve.

    The first was in romance, but that’s another story. 🙂

  39. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tinta, by the way, has seen my photo of Big Sis as a young woman; she thought she was very beautiful and rather Italian looking, her complexion rather olive and her hair auburn. I was always the classic Nordic blonde, with porcelain skin and deep blue eyes with strong dark eyebrows. Such is the fall of the genes within one family, for there is no doubt we are true sisters.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All eyes on Trump now. Will turn on the tele for it here.

  41. johanna

    Yep, Lizzie, as usual, the problems surrounding medical specialisation are all about you.

    What a surprise!

  42. Steve trickler

    Mannerisms.

    Trump uses his hands and the cameras go off like machine guns.

  43. candy

    A bit fascinating to hear D. Trump say the wall will be “beautiful” to look at, not just strong and sturdy and functional as any other wall – but not offputting visually, which he said was one of the problems.

    I think that’s true and quite a fine point to make. A pleasing looking structure can be just as functional as a plain and perhaps off putting “harder” looking structure. Not to be sexist but it’s not something a chap would normally think of ?

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    OK, not on TV. Just Trump as above.

  45. Memoryvault

    for there is no doubt we are true sisters.

    You gotta watch out for them sisters.
    They can be very tricksy.

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yep, Lizzie, as usual, the problems surrounding medical specialisation are all about you.
    What a surprise!

    Can’t help it, Joh. Big Sis’s experiences are truly remarkable. Many say so.
    Please don’t go chasing around for her identity. That wouldn’t be fair play.
    Thinking about her complex life, and the past, always brings out reminiscences.
    Not unusual for people here. Old rope for some here, I know.
    But perhaps not for some newcomers.
    And relevant to the point re some medical women’s specialization.
    Scroll, scroll, scroll.

    You are right in a sense though. I shouldn’t be here reminiscing.
    The fifth century needs me. 😀

  47. mh

    Steve trickler
    #2923784, posted on February 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm
    Trump presser in full. 19 mins.

    If you can’t watch the presser, Trump is saying:

    * There will be news on the wall in the SOTU address
    * Trump would not rule in or out whether a national emergency will be declared in the SOTU address
    * Trump says “wall is most important part” of border security, but says every aspect of security needs to be addressed, like ‘catch and release’, visa lottery, chain migration, “all the loopholes”
    * Nancy Pelosi – ” I don’t think Nancy has a clue”

  48. Tel

    Victorian Greens are imploding […] Just like every Victorian leftie organisation ever, it is splintering all over the place.

    With luck, there might be a few outcasts who are genuinely interested in the environment. You know, putting the water on the plants instead of throwing it in the ocean … baby steps.

  49. Memoryvault

    Just watched the video of that mine tailings wall collapse in Brazil last week.
    110 confirmed dead so far, and 238 still missing.
    All the senior executives of Vale should be lined up against a wall and shot.

  50. Louis

    News.com.au is horrible. Orange man bad is an article every hour. Yesterday they claimed that Corey Booker could take down Trump in the 2020 election, regularly publish debunked articles about Trump AFTER they have already been well debunked and every. single. weather. event. is a record breaking! earth shatter! 1 in 100 year thing! and evidence of climate change.

  51. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The resolution claims Alphabet “has not responded adequately to key demands” made by workers in a massive walkout in November, such as adding a worker representative to its board and ending forced arbitration for its entire workforce, rather than only for direct employees and only for cases of alleged sexual harassment or assault.

    It also asks the board’s compensation committee to look into including “sustainability metrics”— such as executive diversity — into its bonus system or stock vesting protocols. Similar policies are in place at Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and other companies.

    BWAHAHAHAHA hire SJWs get corporate justice

  52. mh

    How To Schedule Abortion At Nine Months Pregnant!

    Infowars Reporter Millie Weaver challenges the Democrat talking point that “late-term abortions are only available for medical emergencies” by showing she was able to schedule an abortion appointment in her 9th month of pregnancy simply using the vague excuse of depression.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGoN2kvV-s

  53. Snoopy

    and every. single. weather. event. is a record breaking! earth shatter! 1 in 100 year thing! and evidence of climate change.

    In defence of new.con.au I suspect they are simply regurgitating BOM media releases.

  54. Tom

    Sure, it’s the guardian, but even for them where’s the scandal plagued administration here?

    Bwahahaha! If you read the piece, it’s a comical leftard beatup — “We’ve got nothing on him, but hey, Bolsonaro’s another of Marxism’s mortal enemies like Trump, so let’s wheel out the first of our ‘far right’ smears which we’ll be running at least once a week for the next four years”.

    Twentyfirst century communism — and especially its media — is a zoo of buffoons, preening themselves as a clever aristocracy when they’re as dumb as boxes if rocks with zero self-awareness, but with a truckload of desire to stop anyone opposing their rampage through the West.

    From inside its echo chamber, the Graniaud can’t hear people laughing at their tired old Alinskyist playbook.

  55. bespoke

    Google employs a lot of contactors to make up the slack of the internal loons they created.

  56. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Another member planning to resign is Liz Ingham, a former long-time staffer to former Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber, who was awarded a $56,000 settlement in 2017 over allegations she suffered sex discrimination and bullying in the leader’s office.

    It’s such a fine line with these wahmen, you get hit if you don’t pay attention to them and you get hit if you pay too much attention to them. It’s a wonder anyone hires them at all.

  57. John Constantine

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-02/china-research-artificial-intelligence-bigger-threat-than-huawei/10685420

    “What China is doing domestically in terms of developing the surveillance state is a serious threat to the world,” he said.

    “What’s equally alarming about the Chinese direction is that key governments in the world are keen to follow them.

    “And we need in that respect to have a look at governments like Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, any governments with an authoritarian instinct.”

    Graham Webster, coordinating editor of DigiChina at the New America think tank, said there were legitimate concerns about the spread of AI technology that would help track and control populations.

    “Some of the machines and applications being developed in China in order to achieve certain survellience or other goals are now on the market for people, governments, companies around the world to purchase,” he said.

    “These products are built in the context of an authoritarian state.”

    Their global left will be buying these tools to Big Brother tories.

    What is their abc position on running content supplied to them by activists if it is illegally obtained?.

    Their billion dollar abc bully pulpit ran with the abbottbeasts daughters school records that were stolen, ran with the snuff animal torture videos that were made for pay, so their abc running stories based upon activists using soros funded chicom spyware is a certainty.

  58. JC

    Incredible valuation.

    Vice, founded in 1994 as a Montreal punk ‘zine, vaulted to the front of the pack of digitally-driven media companies in recent years and became a top destination for “native” advertising, content created for brands that is meant to mimic the look and feel of editorial content. It diversified into films, TV and most recently launched a cable-TV channel, Viceland.

    Vice’s most recent round of fundraising, in the summer of 2017, gave it a valuation of $5.7 billion, making it the most valuable new-media company. But that valuation has become a pressure point as the business fails to live up to the lofty expectations underpinning it. Vice lost money in 2018, although less than it had the previous year, according to people familiar with its financials.

    and

    Since October, viewership of Viceland has averaged 79,000 prime-time viewers, a decline from the previous year, according to Nielsen. Traffic to Vice’s network of websites declined 15% to 66 million unique visitors in December, compared with a year earlier, though its owned-and-operated traffic grew, according to Comscore. The company also struggled to adjust its macho brand to the new cultural winds blowing from the #MeToo movement.

    They should learn to code.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    All the senior executives of Vale should be lined up against a wall and shot.

    Along with every geotech engineer who designs and certifies tailings dams in Brazil.
    This is the second one in recent years.

  60. John Constantine

    If chicom spyware artificial intelligence becomes available for sale, billionaire donors will buy it for get-up, and get-up activists will install it to access databases at their schools, universities, hospitals, pathology labs, tax office, council office….. wherever angry enraged activist wymynsys can target tory men.

    The abc gets the story.

    Comrades.

  61. Tel

    “What China is doing domestically in terms of developing the surveillance state is a serious threat to the world,” he said.

    Yes, it’s terrible … could lead to disaster.

    Wait! Hang on … we are doing the exact same things. Should I be worried about that?

    As Sam Dastyari was overheard saying, “Maybe leave your phone behind.”

  62. Aren’t we supposed to be having a Gerbibil Wormening Drenchathon up here in Barcaldine, ATM?
    So far, we’ve only had enough to turn the dust in the rain measurer into sticky mud.
    What gives?

  63. Diogenes

    It also asks the board’s compensation committee to look into including “sustainability metrics”— such as executive diversity — into its bonus system or stock vesting protocols. Similar policies are in place at Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and other companies.

    And Microsoft , Intel & IBM are such massive beacons of profitability seeing year on year drops in sales. AND in the case of Itty Bitty Morons (disclaimer I worked for them for 5 years between 98 & 03) , it is being sued for discriminating against older workers (both genders)

  64. dover_beach

    Does monty do the fact-checking at CNN?

    Steve Guest

    Verified account

    @SteveGuest
    3h3 hours ago
    More
    CNN chyron tonight labels DEMOCRAT Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam a Republican.

  65. egg_

    Itty Bitty Morons (disclaimer I worked for them for 5 years between 98 & 03) , it is being sued for discriminating against older workers (both genders)

    Da ironing – Big ol’ Blue Rinse discriminates against oldies.

  66. John Constantine

    Koolan island, the mount gibson [ MGX] iron ore mine is getting up and going again just in time to supply the highest grade iron ore that has been cut off from the market after the hideous tailing dam collapse in south america.

    Koolan island main pit is below sea level, and in typical bhp management style, bhp dynamited the sea wall when they moved on to bigger operations, so nobody else could ever use it.

    must be near twenty years ago i was into aztec, when they started to have a crack at reopening koolan island, then mount gibson bought them out cheap before they could really run.

    The mine did finally produce, but the sea wall they had rebuilt after the sabotage collapsed and the whole process had to be repeated.

    Don’t have many MGX left, been in and out as leveraged iron ore juniors weren’t the place to be for a long time. The combination of money in the bank, the price spike in the grade they will produce and imminent profit flow sees them trot along nicely at the moment.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-01-24/koolan-island-mine-restart/10743794

  67. Snoopy

    Since October, viewership of Viceland has averaged 79,000 prime-time viewers, a decline from the previous year, according to Nielsen.

    What about the millions that watch OurSBS’s Vice channel?

  68. egg_

    Google employs a lot of contactors to make up the slack of the internal loons they created.

    IME labour hire props up many a sheltered workshop.

  69. egg_

    Don’t have many MGX left,

    Visited Tallering Peak and the Mullewa Pub many a time.

  70. egg_

    The Vale SA dam that collapsed in Brazil last week, and a previous dam that failed there three years earlier, were both built on the go using the “upstream” method, typically the cheapest by far. Under that technique, the wall containing the pond is primarily constructed of tailings, and it’s designed to grow as more effluents are pumped in. A costlier method pre-builds the walls and insulates them.”

  71. Oh come on

    The media class’s outrage over the ‘learn to code’ jibe is revealing. It’s a clever line, but it’s hardly devastating. Personally, I think the NPC meme is enormously more effective.

    That being said, the blue checks on Twitter are absolutely outraged! Are they really so incredibly thin-skinned? Apparently so.

    The funniest tweet I saw was written by a particularly butthurt journalist, and it read something like ‘there’s a special place in hell for those telling recently laid off journalists to learn to code’. It’s that bad? Seriously? Reminds me of Avenatti’s hilarious assertion that ‘no woman should ever be called horseface’.

  72. mh

    Reminds me of Avenatti’s hilarious assertion that ‘no woman should ever be called horseface’.

    I cannot recall a racehorse named Horseface, but it would be a good name.

  73. RobK

     A costlier method pre-builds the walls and insulates them.”
    Tailings dams in mountainous valleys will always be a potential problem, even long after mining stops.

  74. Tintarella di Luna

    Tinta, by the way, has seen my photo of Big Sis as a young woman; she thought she was very beautiful and rather Italian looking, her complexion rather olive and her hair auburn.

    Indeed it is quite amazing how the genes fall in a family, same mother, same father and yet offspring can be and look so very very different, even womb-mates like my twin and I.

  75. Diogenes

    Da ironing – Big ol’ Blue Rinse discriminates against oldies.

    All oldies except Ginnie that is.

  76. C.L.

    CNN chyron tonight labels DEMOCRAT Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam a Republican.

    Of course. It’s deliberate. They know vast numbers of voters are ignorant dumbos who are willing to accept Northam is a Trump associate.

  77. C.L.

    Tautology heard on the radio news today re North Queensland: “monsoon event.”
    Everything weather-related is now an “event.”

  78. calli

    Once that blackface/KKK photo surfaced the gears would be in full speed reverse.

    Can’t go backwards fast enough? Just lie. Simples.

  79. calli

    I spotted an enormous, rotting dead eel event in the rapidly evaporating lake behind my house.

    Followed quickly by a nose-holding, fast walking event.

    A victim of Goebells Warming. RIP.

  80. Entropy

    Winston Smith
    #2923822, posted on February 2, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    Aren’t we supposed to be having a Gerbibil Wormening Drenchathon up here in Barcaldine, ATM?
    So far, we’ve only had enough to turn the dust in the rain measurer into sticky mud.
    What gives

    Barcy was never in the running for anything significant this event on any model forecast. Longreach on the other hand one day was predicted about eight inches, other days four. So far it has had about one and a half. It won’t get a lot more. Which while depressing, is still four or five times what Brisbane has had since 1 Jan.
    That said, you should not complain, and think yourself lucky you aren’t in Townsville. It’s drowning, and will continue to do so for another four or five days.

  81. Diogenes

    Crikey only 7 weeks until the state election.

    Starting to see signs up for our (ALP) local member have no idea who the stupid .f…ing.liberals are putting up, but no matter – it will be informal for me, except the upper house.

    According our Fed Rep, expect lots of industrial action from all public services if the ALP gets in & follows through on its promise to scrap the 2.5% limit on salary increases(and even if it doesn’t repeal the law, and the anti-ps-union legislation introduced when Barry was still Premier) . As he explained it will all be Kabuki as the ALP will not be able to ‘just hand out pay raises’, so we (Firies, Ambos , Cops & Chalkies) will have to strike to ‘force’ the government’s hand.

  82. Entropy

    This monsoon qualifies as an “event”. It will be talked about for years.
    The latest monsoon since 1973, and the particular current set of circumstances is rather unique meteorologically. A stalled convergence zone between a strong monsoon to the north and a strong ridge to the south. The same factors have resulted in a stalled topical low over the Gulf Country. While Townsville is bad right now, the gulf country will have its turn when all those floodwaters try to get out past Normanton and Karumba in a few weeks’ time.

  83. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I cannot recall a racehorse named Horseface, but it would be a good name.

    a horsey mcHorseface event

  84. Geriatric Mayfly

    Everything weather-related is now an “event.”

    In the Global Warming Stakes, all thoroughbreds in the field. Precipitation, Temperature, Humidity, Wind, Pressure, Cloud Cover. However, the first two starters are always odds-on.

  85. Mak Siccar

    The stupid Lieborals put up a candidate 5 minutes before the election and expect people to vote for them! For heaven’s sake, nominate them at least one year beforehand so that they can develop a profile! Politics 101!

  86. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2923561, posted on February 2, 2019 at 10:21 am
    It’s trite to say islam is the most abominable ideology to infect humanity
    Why?
    ‘Never, Ever, Ever’: Muslim Leaders Reject Call To Denounce ‘Violent’ Koran

    Award picturehttps://gyazo.com/edb7d0d07caad7053d746bd361e1cf46.

  87. Black Ball

    I have the ladies football 5 minutes, I really did. A disgraceful product, now on Lord Of The Rings. Would rather watch this for the 30th time than AFLW.

  88. Black Ball

    Watched the ladies. My grammar has been woeful of late.

  89. bespoke

    Watched the ladies. My grammar has been woeful of late.

    HAHA ! Lucky for you its not permanent. Or is it?

  90. Baldrick

    Apparently the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party is just brimming with Conservatives, according to Peter Hartcher:

    How conservatives stole the Liberal Party
    The conservatives are quietly thrilled that they so managed to intimidate the left that the moderates didn’t even try to support one of their own for the prime ministership. It was a pre-emptive surrender in favour of the compromise candidate.
    How could that happen? Malcolm Turnbull has called it the tactics of terrorism – give us what we want or we’ll blow the place up. The conservatives have made the implied threat of political violence an art form.
    The other departures announced so far – Kelly O’Dwyer, Julia Banks, Michael Keenan – are all moderates. It was Kelly who despaired at an internal Liberal meeting late last year that the party was seen as “homophobic, anti-women climate deniers”.
    A Coalition victory, in the face of its failure to confront planetary reality, would be a conservative revolution indeed.

    An OpEd piece worthy of a Walkley Award.

  91. Tel

    Malcolm Turnbull has called it the tactics of terrorism – give us what we want or we’ll blow the place up.

    What did Turnbull do when he didn’t get what he wanted?

    Oh I remember now … he quit the Parliament and attempted to bring down the government. How about that?

  92. Michael Rowland on ABC Breakfast calls the Covington Boy’s smirk ‘pure evil’ but handpasses the request for an apology, once the full truth emerges, to a producer who defends the statement as nothing more than an “interpretation of an ambiguous event”.

    Sinistra delenda est.

  93. Black Ball

    HAHA ! Lucky for you its not permanent. Or is it?

    Long day of pennant. 🙂

  94. areff

    First major injury in the AWFL.

    High-scoring game too: 20 to 9 halfway through the third quarter.

    Don’t forget: Even if you’re not excited about women playing a sport badly, you have to pretend you are. Shockingly sexist otherwise.

    Whoops! It’s a goal fest — Geelong just got they second.

  95. Makka

    In defence of new.con.au I suspect they are simply regurgitating BOM media releases.

    BOM have spent years and many thousands of manhours doctoring historical records to waiting for the chicken little opportunity to create the catastrophic! record breaking! new records! now being breathlessly spewed out into the news daily. Only clowns believe that bs.

  96. Bear Necessities

    I hear Governor Northam of Virginia does a great version of “Mammy”.

  97. Roger

    Michael Rowland on ABC Breakfast calls the Covington Boy’s smirk ‘pure evil’ but handpasses the request for an apology, once the full truth emerges, to a producer who defends the statement as nothing more than an “interpretation of an ambiguous event”.

    Er…how can an event they acknowledge is ambiguous be properly characterised as “pure evil”?

    If it is ambiguous, it’s self-evidently not a valid interpretation of the event.

    Does the Covington lad require an Australian lawyer?

  98. Crossie

    Arky
    #2923732, posted on February 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    American states legislating like crazy to kill babies up to and immediately after birth.
    Which is the democratic party platform.
    When are people going to wake up as to what these lunatics really want?
    Eugenics.
    They are literally adopting the National Socialist Party Eugenics policy piecemeal.

    —————

    The entire American political elite are having a meltdown over dress ups of questionable taste from decades ago but killing babies is good policy that must be protected. How did we as the western civilization get here?

  99. Black Ball

    Save Hakeem. Bit slow on this, flicked it over to A League in between ads on Rings. Hakeem it seems was naughty in Bahrain, in detention in Thailand but asking the Australian Government for help? Because he plays semi professional soccer? Very convoluted. Can anyone help me decipher this predicament that Hakeem has got himself into? Because all news stories are basically from the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age which do not provide any great accuracy in their reportage.

  100. candy

    Peter Hartcher still in mourning for the loss of his Beloved PM.

    He’s kind of smitten with Malcolm Turnbull. It has cut him deep.

  101. MatrixTransform

    Would rather watch this for the 30th time than AFLW

    noted.
    BB is not watching what he’s told to watch.
    Enjoy.
    Obey.

  102. C.L.

    Does anyone seriously believe the Northam Klan pics in that college yearbook were hitherto unknown in media circles?

  103. Snoopy

    Does anyone seriously believe the Northam Klan pics in that college yearbook were hitherto unknown in media circles?

    Infanticide! Oops!

    Look! Blackface!

  104. Nick

    Don’t forget: Even if you’re not excited about women playing a sport badly, you have to pretend you are. Shockingly sexist otherwise.

    I know that amongst Carlton supporters, despite the best efforts of PR to polish a turd, they have dropped it like a hot pie.

  105. Tintarella di Luna

    Michael Rowland on ABC Breakfast calls the Covington Boy’s smirk ‘pure evil’ but handpasses the request for an apology, once the full truth emerges, to a producer who defends the statement as nothing more than an “interpretation of an ambiguous event”.”

    Er…how can an event they acknowledge is ambiguous be properly characterised as “pure evil”?

    If it is ambiguous, it’s self-evidently not a valid interpretation of the event.

    Does the Covington lad require an Australian lawyer?

    Indeed the defamation laws in this country are very very accommodating to the defamed person — remember that Penelope Cruz sued New Idea for defamation — the ABC would be an absolute sitting duck particularly with the response from an ABC producer who defends the lies and says an apology was not required. Indeed does Nick Sandman need an Australian lawyer.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Web of lies

    A fake crime scene, a false rape report, a man behind bars. How did Sarah Jane Parkinson get away with so much for so long?

    Curious, the article is now closed for commenting?

  107. MatrixTransform

    if you cant …

    polish a turd

    … you can at least try to pick it up from the clean end

  108. Tintarella di Luna

    Web of lies

    A fake crime scene, a false rape report, a man behind bars. How did Sarah Jane Parkinson get away with so much for so long?

    Curious, the article is now closed for commenting?

    The Harpy Squad brandishing broomsticks and chest paint have been in touch and bullied the online editor into shutting down discussion because MISOGYNY!!!!!

  109. egg_

    it’s self-evidently not a valid interpretation of the event.

    Sounds like an admission of liability, right there.

  110. Snoopy

    Can’t that Rowland bint be sued personally?

  111. Joanna

    The Geelong AFLW team has more tattoos than the mens team. Probably more testosterone too.

  112. candy

    Does anyone seriously believe the Northam Klan pics in that college yearbook were hitherto unknown in media circles?

    Northam is apparently a paediatric specialist who looks to support abortion up to 9 months’ gestation, the new thing the Dems are all going for. (if you can believe what you read). So, he’s a kind of psychopath doctor and someone took the time to look at his background?

  113. Tintarella di Luna

    Can’t that Rowland bint be sued personally?

    You mean the big girl’s blouse Michael Rowland – talk about a smirking smirker.

  114. egg_

    the big girl’s blouse Michael Rowland – talk about a smirking smirker.

    ABC TV Breakfast’s very own Smirky McSmirkface.

  115. Overburdened

    Re the code used to describe the extent of the Flods in NQ.
    400-500 homes in a population of 80,000= a fair whack of the population.
    10,000-20,000 homes equals pretty much the whole place.
    On the upside the greenies will have more fodder for the AGW/change hoax, in spite of the fact it’s not happening everywhere.
    Best wishes to the people up there. I hope it doesn’t come to that.

  116. Overburdened

    Flood! I hope it’s not advancing dementia

  117. the big girl’s blouse Michael Rowland – talk about a smirking smirker.

    Indeed. I should send something to Sandman’s lawyer.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly

    Michael Rowland on ABC Breakfast calls the Covington Boy’s smirk ‘pure evil’

    Beats me how a 16 year old can manifest pure evil, unless he has been to method school or Borstal.

    ‘There’s no art, can find the mind’s construction in the face.’

  119. DrBeauGan

    Indeed. I should send something to Sandman’s lawyer.

    Do it, Dover. Smacking lefties is a public duty.

  120. Nick

    You have to question a world in which a smirking boy is pure evil, yet aborting a late term foetus is simply a right.

  121. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You have to question a world in which a smirking boy is pure evil, yet aborting a late term foetus is simply a right.

    I’m questioning a world where the right to abort a late term foetus, was toasted in champagne by the Emily’s Listers, F.F.S.

  122. Ragu

    Hey Reverend S’tarky

    All the best with the build and other things

    This is AvE on the tubes. 1million followers.

    13 thousand patrons on Patreon. That’s at least $13k/month. Serious money. Enough vsh for 4 or five of ya.

  123. Steve trickler

    David Hoffman, the bloke behind the camera uploaded this snapshot in time.

    Any lurking feminists at the CAT …… have fun watching this guy.

    This is a clip from my first documentary feature film called King Murray. It won the Cannes Film Festival Critics Prize in 1970. It was considered experimental because I told the press how I made it– that I had “staged” some of the scenes. the New York Times panned it and the Wall Street Journal called it one of the 10 best films of that year. Murray King was a most amazing character and ended up selling me life insurance….. at 27 years old! Here is another scene from the film



  124. Mark M

    BoM summer outlook, 29 nov 2018:

    Expect extreme heat

    Large parts of Western Australia, most of Queensland and the Top End of the Northern Territory are expected to be drier than usual.

    https://theconversation.com/summer-forecast-scorching-heat-and-heightened-bushfire-risk-107893

    How many innocent people must die from unpredicted carbon (sic) induced floods before questions are asked of the BoM and it’s UN doomsday global warming scare?

  125. Hay Stockard

    Ms.Eros running for One Nation? Surely this is some sort of joke.

  126. Snoopy

    The National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL) and Planned Parenthood both called on Northam to resign Friday night because of a photo that appeared to depict him and another man posing in a KKK outfit and blackface.

    Blackface is a step too far for baby killers. Apparently.

  127. Calli;

    Did you do it, Winston? 😀

    There are many claims of the poor, poor unionists – and their trees – being victims of Industrial grade sabotage but the guts of it is the tree was just trampled to death by Shorten Worshippers.
    They concreted around the base, what did they think was going to happen?
    …and it’s the wrong tree anyway.
    Typical Labor idea.
    Typical Labor implementation.

  128. Snoopy

    Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris called on Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign Friday, after a photo surfaced of him either wearing a KKK hood or in blackface.

    Blackface is worse than adultery. Apparently.

  129. 132andBush

    and it’s the wrong tree anyway.

    Is that true?

    That’s bloody hilarious!!

  130. Gab

    Melbourne, the “most “livable” city.

    ‘Gas the J ews’: Teens yell anti-Sem itic abuse at boys on bus
    Can’t link it due to spaminator. Just google using the above title of the article.

  131. 132and Bush:
    Yes. The story goes that the shearers would get off the train and sit under the tree outside.
    Now that’s correct as far as it goes. But when the research for the project was done, no one picked up that the shearers muck up day was in 1891. The railway station was then about four hundred meters down the track and the tree was outside the station.
    BUT… The station was rebuilt in its present location at the start of last century, 400 meters up the track. The original tree is still standing out the front of Barky hospital – mainly because it didn’t get the tender ministrations of the unionists.
    There’s a story there somewhere…

  132. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris called on Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign Friday, after a photo surfaced of him either wearing a KKK hood or in blackface.

    a Blackey McBlackFace event calls for Seppuku! CNN & bozo’s blog to cover

  133. Overburdened

    Still waiting for a reasonable explanation of how Oz giving substantial amounts to foreign entities will make national emissions ok, as opposed to the trauma we will create with an about 1% contribution to the global crisis

  134. Overburdened

    Still waiting for a reasonable explanation of how Oz giving substantial amounts to foreign entities will make national emissions ok, as opposed to the trauma we will create with an about 1% contribution to the global crisis

  135. Snoopy

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy? Asking for a Boomer friend.

  136. Emergency situation at Brisbane airport, anyone heard anything?

  137. cohenite

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2923912, posted on February 2, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6656295/One-Nation-picks-burqa-ban-Muslim-Emma-Eros-NSW-Election-candidate.html

    There has just been a God almighty explosion in Lefty heads…

    I think that’s brilliant; she is not muslim, she’s an apostate. Latham’s hand is in this.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy? Asking for a Boomer friend.

    Location wise, yes, but I’m looking at the Subiaco East development, and just seeing more concrete and glass.

  139. bespoke

    cohenite

    She didn’t claim to be an apostate when she was on Latham’s show.

  140. calli

    Odd. The UK Mirror has the news, but not the ABC.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    She didn’t claim to be an apostate when she was on Latham’s show.

    I’m just imagining all the screeching going on in certain quarters – she is a woman, she does not wear the veil, her selection is an insult to all the faithful…

  142. cohenite

    She didn’t claim to be an apostate when she was on Latham’s show.

    Yes, that’s my take.

    I’m trying to think this through politically. Does PHON want to grab a disaffected muslim vote, assuming there is one or fortify the punters who are miles ahead of the pollies in respect of what islam is.

  143. Hay Stockard

    Seriously, Ms Eros. Running mates are Iva Biggun and John Thomas.

  144. Memoryvault

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy?
    Asking for a Boomer friend.

    Real estate generally, but especially apartment style medium density developments close to the city, are not a good option at the moment. And that’s not just in Perth.

    .
    Evening Zulu.

  145. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Witnesses have reported seeing a man brandishing a knife in the public food court. Police are yet to comment on the nature of the incident.
    Witnesses have reported “a man running around the international terminal with knives and threatening to blow up the airport”.

  146. Infidel Tiger

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy? Asking for a Boomer friend.

    Except for a select few in outstanding locations and/or with great views, apartments should be treated like depreciating assets.

    I think apartments being sold today will be worth less than that value in 25 years possibly 50. There is absolutely no reason at all for an apartment to rise on value unless it is truly special. Supply is unlimited.

  147. DrBeauGan

    Witnesses have reported “a man running around the international terminal with knives and threatening to blow up the airport”.

    Clearly a whacko. If I wanred to blow up an airport, I’d skip the knives and the running around screaming. Wastes time and draws attention. Has he been shouting about Allan’s snackbar? The Venn diagram for devout Muslims and raving whackos has considerable overlap.

  148. Hay Stockard

    Brisbane Airport locked down because of a reported man with a knife. Trains stop, everything. Well you can’t accuse the Queensland coppers and Fedpol of being ruffty tuffty hard men.

  149. Fisky

    I bet you Twitter will start censoring the “learn to code” meme. They always do this whenever a meme starts drawing Leftist blood.

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Witnesses have reported “a man running around the international terminal with knives and threatening to blow up the airport”.

    Any other country, the airport cops would have some target practice, and Chummy would be lying on the ground, blowing bubbles through the holes in his chest.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    I bet you Twitter will start censoring the “learn to code” meme. They always do this whenever a meme starts drawing Leftist blood.

    “Learn to weld” would have been an even better retort to the soyboys, given the revival of blue collar under Trump.

  152. DrBeauGan

    Fisky
    #2923952, posted on February 2, 2019 at 10:47 pm
    I bet you Twitter will start censoring the “learn to code” meme. They always do this whenever a meme starts drawing Leftist blood.

    The average unemployed blue collar worker would have found learning to code difficult. But not as difficult as the average ex-journo.

  153. Snoopy

    Any other country, the airport cops would have some target practice, and Chummy would be lying on the ground, blowing bubbles through the holes in his chest.

    Take it easy. The tactical vests, trousers with lots of pockets and combat boots might still win out.

  154. Hay Stockard

    Brisbane Airport incident has been resolved. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

  155. Monty, how are those discussions going re Governor Infanticide?

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Take it easy. The tactical vests, trousers with lots of pockets and combat boots might still win out.

    We flew out of Zurich Airport, seven weeks after September 11th, 2001. Mo, with the beard, a skullcap, and Grandad’s nightshirt, was complaining because his wife had been asked to remove her veil for a security check. He was frogmarched off, at pistol point, by two very large Swiss coppers, and I incurred the Memsahibs disfavor, by leading a round of applause..That’s how it’s done, Australia. Watch and learn.

  157. C.L.

    ABC:

    Brisbane Airport evacuated after eyewitnesses report seeing man with knife in food court

    No report on whether he also had a fork.

  158. Pedro the Ignorant

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy? Asking for a Boomer friend.

    Godalmighty. An apartment in Subiaco would make a cell in Alcatraz look desirable.

    Overpriced concrete jungle, populated with women wearing huge round sunglasses, dangling coloured plastiv ear rings and men wearing powder blue suits, brown shoes and no socks. Dogs weighing more that three kilos are banned by law.

    Avoid like the plague.

  159. Infidel Tiger

    Sean Davis
    @seanmdav
    Justin Fairfax, who would replace Northam, is a former Planned Parenthood official who is even more radically pro-infanticide than Northam. There’s no downside for abortionists in calling for Northam’s head. They get all the baby-killing w/o the baggage.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1091528148628500480

  160. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Overpriced concrete jungle, populated with women wearing huge round sunglasses, dangling coloured plastiv ear rings

    I will admit that it’s been some years since I was in the place, but I didn’t think things had sunk to that level.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    Overpriced concrete jungle, populated with women wearing huge round sunglasses, dangling coloured plastiv ear rings

    Actually Subi is pretty down at heels these days.

    A third of the shops are vacant. Meth heads and drunks on every corner begging. Suburb is struggling badly.

    A few weeks ago I had to duck a sherry bottle been thrown at someone else on Rokeby road. I didn’t break stride and no else said a word.

    Suburb is desperately in need of a revival.

  162. C.L.

    Fairfax almost certainly arranged the Klan yearbook leak.
    Think about it.
    If the infanticide revelation had led to Northam’s ouster, that would undermine the DNC-Planned Parenthood coalition and abortion more generally.
    So instead they decided to out him as a racist – leaving the abortion racket undisturbed.
    Planned Parenthood – which has deep, historical links to Nazism – runs the Democrat Party.

  163. zyconoclast

    Trump hasn’t a clue, right zyco?

    WASHINGTON – China has agreed to resume purchases of U.S. soybeans following talks Thursday between President Trump and Beijing’s top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He. It will start off by purchasing 5 million metric tons.

    “Five million tons of soybeans per day,” Trump told reporters at a Oval Office meeting with Liu. “That’s going to make our farmers very happy. That’s a lot of soybeans.”

    My criticism is about his failure to build the wall, stop immigration and deport the illegals.
    And to stop neocon style foreign interference.

    The other stuff he can do well and sometimes very well.

    Also, he should have finish the tweet with many, many soybeans.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A third of the shops are vacant. Meth heads and drunks on every corner begging. Suburb is struggling badly.

    Pity, there were a few rather stupendous dinners there and a few very good live shows at the Regal – Leo McKern in “Boswell For the Defence” and Tony Martin, from “Wildside” in a show, loosely based on the dealings of W.A. Inc, that would have had Laurie Connell and Alan Bond, on the phone to their lawyers.

  165. DrBeauGan

    My criticism is about his failure to build the wall, stop immigration and deport the illegals.
    And to stop neocon style foreign interference.

    The other stuff he can do well and sometimes very well.

    Zyco, his power is limited by all sorts of things. He has to keep all kinds of people reasonably happy. He’s done very well in a short time, and he’s aware of the wall importance. He isn’t a dictator and will lose the next election if he behaves like one.

  166. jupes

    Also, he should have finish the tweet with many, many soybeans.

    LOL

  167. Bruce in WA

    Talking of things automotive reminded me of this:

  168. Leigh Lowe

    A third of the shops are vacant. Meth heads and drunks on every corner begging. Suburb is struggling badly.

    A few weeks ago I had to duck a sherry bottle been thrown at someone else on Rokeby road. I didn’t break stride and no else said a word.

    So it’s considered a high end Perth suburb, then?
    Any toddlers freestyling on the roof rack?

  169. Memoryvault

    Don’t be so judgemental about the guy just arrested at Brisbane airport.
    While I can’t actually excuse his behviour, I can well understand it.
    The food, the prices, and the service are all horrific.

  170. Oh come on

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy? </blockquote
    To live? I guess so, if you like that kind of thing. As an investment? Good Lord no.

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Don’t forget: Even if you’re not excited about women playing a sport badly, you have to pretend you are. Shockingly sexist otherwise.

    You’re such a gentleman, areff.
    Except when you’re not.
    Personally, I like both versions of you. 🙂

    I don’t think Hairy has ever watched women’s sports.
    He thinks it is for girls.
    I wouldn’t know. All sports are beyond my ken.

  172. Snoopy

    It takes a certain savoir faire to distinguish an incoming a sherry bottle from a port bottle without breaking stride.

  173. Oh come on

    WA Cats, would an apartment in Subiaco East be a good buy?

    To live? I guess so, if you like that kind of thing. As an investment? Good Lord no.

  174. jupes

    Rome Global Warming update:

    Thursday – Extreme cold event in the morning (2degrees C) followed by a couple of extreme (…ly mild) shower events.
    Friday – Extreme drizzle event for most of the day.
    Saturday – A drizzle event so extreme that it was upgraded to a rain event.

    We can only hope that they legislate a carbon tax in the near future to put a stop to this.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Opening game of the AWFL finishes in a thrilling 18-17 result.

    Meanwhile loacl and country footy teams are going to the wall due to lack of funds. But who cares, you don’t get props from the elite for helping support traditional men’s teams.

  176. Oh come on

    Commercial Subi is in the crapper (as is neighbouring West Perth, which is *really* struggling). Residential areas of Subi are still decent. Surrounding mainly residential suburbs (Wembley, Daglish, Jolimont, West Leederville etc) continue to be pleasant places to live, too.

  177. Oh come on

    Opening game of the AWFL finishes in a thrilling 18-17 result.

    LOL you have got to be joking. It’s going to morph into soccer.

  178. Snoopy

    I hadn’t realised a gentle cast in the direction of IT would elicit so much action. Sorry.

  179. None

    Don’t be so judgemental about the guy just arrested at Brisbane airport.

    the Virgin terminal actually has live jazz music. Yep live music at an airport. Well it did around this time last year.

  180. Infidel Tiger

    It takes a certain savoir faire to distinguish an incoming a sherry bottle from a port bottle without breaking stride.

    Was definitely MCWilliams cream sherry.

    Luckily she didnt have much of an arm. Hell of a mouth though.

  181. zyconoclast

    Geelong Cats win one-point thriller over Collingwood in AFLW opener

    708 words later…

    GEELONG
    1.2 3.2 3.4 3.6 (24)
    COLLINGWOOD
    1.3 1.3 3.5 3.5 (23)

    CROWD
    18,429 at GMHBA Stadium.

  182. Oh come on

    Sounds like a snooze fest.

  183. DrBeauGan

    I reckon Harken is doing m0nty a power of good. He’s so obviously totally ignorant, he just passes on the party line, just as m0nty used to, and BoN, with endless patience, makes him look the ignorant fathead he is. It must surely remind m0nts of his own experiences here. Seeing it all happen again must be educational.

    The obvious lunacy of the democrats must also be a worry for m0nts. Their ambitions with respect to infanticide ought to horrify a man with two children.

    Who knows, m0nty may turn into an honest man yet.

  184. zyconoclast

    Why do people keep feeding their children to dogs.
    Dog food is cheap.

    Baby seriously injured after being bitten by greyhound

  185. Memoryvault

    I don’t think Hairy has ever watched women’s sports.

    Then he missed out. I’m not a fan of watching any sport, but some years ago a rather gorgeous young thing ended up good enough to make the semi-finals in women’s tennis. She had a distinctive trademark. Each time before she served, she would rub the ball across her pert derriere. This naturally meant she exposed her knickers.

    Nothing unusual in that. Except she wore frilly lace panties.

    Women’s tennis skyrocketed in popularity. Viewing audiences went up tenfold. Negotiations were entered into to increase women’s prize money. The governing body had no option –

    They banned women’s frilly lace panties.

  186. Snoopy

    Geelong coach Paul Hood was delighted to see a team that has graduated from the VFLW be so competitive. “It’s such a great breeding ground,’’ he said.

    LOL.

  187. Oh come on

    Via Insty, the Freedom Caucus are talking the talk:

    Freedom Caucus plots with GOP leaders to cause Dem misery

    Fittingly, the article is published by Hot Air.

    Prediction: Pelosi will be wearing as earrings the bollocks of the Freedom Causus members.

  188. Oh come on

    I’ll say it again – Harks is a GrigRae iteration.

  189. zyconoclast

    Sounds like a hate crime hoax

    ‘Gas the J3ws’: Teens yell anti-S3mitic abuse at boys on bus

    Elimelech’s younger friend Josh, 14, said with hindsight they should have reported Wednesday’s incident to the bus driver but said they were too shaken and just wanted to get home.

    Neither the boys nor their families reported the incident to police. They said they did not want the offenders to be punished, but did want to raise awareness of the matter to the public.

  190. Baldrick

    I’ll say it again – Harks is a GrigRae iteration.

    Catallaxy FactCheck ➡ True

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for Kittehs, and especially LizzyB

    Had lunch with one of the old cronies today – he was reminding me of the society divorce, in Sydney, all those years ago.

    Apparently, a prominent Sydney society belle divorced her husband. She secured a massive property settlement, claiming that she was devastated by the breakdown of her marriage, she would never form another relationship, and the property settlement was decided on those grounds.

    With the property settlement, she announced her forth coming nuptials, to her lover, who had been in the background for some time. Her ex- husband planned to wreak a terrible revenge….

    The nuptials were held in a church on the North Shore. All eyes were fixed on the radiant bride, as the music played, and three figures, two hired especially for the occasion, slipped into the back of the church.

    When the God botherer arrived at the part of the service about “If any man should not know why this service should not go ahead, let him speak now, or forever hold his peace.” a young lady, who gave every appearance of being heavily pregnant, stood at the back of the church and screamed “Yes, he’s the father of our baby, and I’m meant to be there, not her.”

    She then burst into tears, and fled the church, to a car waiting outside.

    In the ensuring uproar – bride fainted dead away, bride’s mother having an attack of full blown hysterics, father of the bride attempting G.B.H. to the groom, two other figures – one the ex – husband, the other a former Commando sergeant, also hired for the occasion – also slipped to a waiting car…..seems the ex – husband has still yet to buy his own drinks…

  192. zyconoclast

    Sounds like a hate crime hoax

    [email protected] the Joooows’: Teens yell anti-S3m1t1c abuse at boys on bus

    El1m3l3ch’s younger friend J0sh, 14, said with hindsight they should have reported Wednesday’s incident to the bus driver but said they were too shaken and just wanted to get home.

    Neither the boys nor their families reported the incident to police. They said they did not want the offenders to be punished, but did want to raise awareness of the matter to the public.

  193. jupes

    Tom Bugg leaves football to make a bit of money.

    In the space of 7 months we have gone from a start up to a multimillion dollar firm.

    Good luck to him.

  194. Baldrick

    Turnbull now backing Steggall …

    Malcolm Turnbull’s former staffer pulls out of Warringah contest to back Zali Steggall
    A former adviser to Malcolm Turnbull who was challenging Tony Abbott in his blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Warringah has pulled out of the contest and thrown her support behind a campaign by world champion athlete Zali Steggall to take down the former prime minister.
    In a move designed to maximise the chances of defeating Mr Abbott at the May election, Alice Thompson told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age she would withdraw from the battle and move her campaign to the adjoining northern beaches seat of Mackellar.
    “There is no point in undercutting Zali here, I want all my volunteers and supporters in Warringah to get behind her. She’s got this,” Ms Thompson said.

  195. C.L.

    It’s pretty funny reading the back pages and watching the sports roundup on the television news nowadays. The mostly male reporters, scribes and sub-editors all straining to pretend women’s football is really a thing. I channel-flipped on to some AWFL tonight and the bloke commentating was yelling with every bit of contrived enthusiasm he could muster. Kind of like that exaggerated consciousness you put on when you’re caught napping.

  196. Memoryvault

    In a move designed to maximise the chances of defeating Mr Abbott at the May election . . .

    Are Cats still certain there will be a General Election in May?
    Just asking.

  197. Baldrick

    Are Cats still certain there will be a General Election in May?

    Yes, after the spendathon budget to be handed down in April.

  198. C.L.

    I’ll say it again – Harks is a GrigRae iteration.

    Why do you care?

  199. Oh come on

    Balders – the lame “Hark!” gimmick, the snide and forced contrarianism plus the facile knowledge of everything it comments on woz wot gave the game away.

  200. Oh come on

    Why do you care?

    Because I do. Or I don’t. Either way, why do you care?

  201. Mark A

    C.L.
    #2924007, posted on February 3, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I’ll say it again – Harks is a GrigRae iteration.

    Why do you care?

    I don’t care either but he is wrong, nothing like gregory or his other puppet.

  202. DrBeauGan

    I’ll say it again – Harks is a GrigRae iteration.

    I reckon the twelve year old school girl theory is much more plausible.

  203. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are Cats still certain there will be a General Election in May?
    Just asking.

    After the election of the Shorten Government, in a landslide, I’m contemplating my future. For whatever reason, I was offered citizenship of the Republic of Vanuatu. Six months, in a tax haven each year, no income tax, only a 15% G.S.T. on everything. Six months each year in the Netherlands – the Memsahib was born there, or six months each year, in a serviced apartment, in Oban – Scotland – with my favourite whisky distillery just across the bay.

    “Australia? No, mate, she’s rooted. Too many leaners, not enough lifters. “

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://goo.gl/images/4zfEHa

    To quote my late father, (may he rest in peace)

    “There’s a bum like a brewer’s dray horse.”

  205. JC

    Jupes

    If you’re still in Rome..

    Have dinner or lunch at Ill Matriciano. Order the fresh pasta with porcine mushrooms. Incomparable.

  206. DrBeauGan

    I reckon the twelve year old school girl theory is much more plausible.

    Also, she’s fat and has pimples, which explains the angel stuff.

  207. Oh come on

    Why do you care?

    Actually, I was wrong to dismiss this question. Just putting the kids to bed and then I will explain further.

  208. Memoryvault

    Yes, after the spendathon budget to be handed down in April.

    But therein lies the rub, Baldrick.
    To have a General Election at the latest possible date (May 18), it has to be in motion by the end of April 4. Parliament is scheduled to sit on April 1, 2, 3 and 4.

    That means the Budget has to be presented on April 1, the Opposition has to have a day to prepare a reply, which means it is delivered on April 3, and ScoMo has to go to the GG, get approval, and announce the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of an election by close of business on April 4.

    Would anybody actually take such a “Budget” seriously? What’s to stop Labor running an entire election campaign on the basis of ScoMo delivering an entirely fraudulent Budget, and using it as a cover to charge taxpayers for selling what amounted to entirely false set of impossible election promises? Because that’s what it would look like.

    I’m not making any predictions.
    I just smell something fishy in all this, that’s all.

  209. Bruce in WA

    After the election of the Shorten Government, in a landslide, I’m contemplating my future. For whatever reason, I was offered citizenship of the Republic of Vanuatu. Six months, in a tax haven each year, no income tax, only a 15% G.S.T. on everything. Six months each year in the Netherlands – the Memsahib was born there, or six months each year, in a serviced apartment, in Oban – Scotland – with my favourite whisky distillery just across the bay.

    Nederlands and Scotland would be my choice. But if I could make it permanent in Scotland, I would — and not just for the whisky.

  210. DrBeauGan

    But if I could make it permanent in Scotland, I would — and not just for the whisky.

    I guess. If you really like it freezing half the year and drizzling the rest.

  211. Bruce in WA

    I guess. If you really like it freezing half the year and drizzling the rest.

    Actually, I do. Just returned from three weeks in Bali — the heat, the humidity totally destroyed any enjoyment I may have found in the holiday. I simply could not live like that.

  212. jupes

    Have dinner or lunch at Ill Matriciano. Order the fresh pasta with porcine mushrooms. Incomparable.

    Thanks JC. Looks great. It’s our last night in Rome and if the extreme rainfall drops off I will give it a go. 18 min walk from my hotel.

    Tomorrow off to Polignano A Mare for a couple of days then off to Almalfi.

  213. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From MatrixTransform at 8:17 pm:

    Would rather watch this for the 30th time than AFLW

    noted.
    BB is not watching what he’s told to watch.
    Enjoy.
    Obey.”

    Idle curiosity took me to a sports blog I favour to find a report on an AWFL match today between Geelong and Collingwood. It was 20 paragraphs long and included excited comment on exciting “changes of the lead”.

    The score? Not mentioned until the final words of the very last paragraph – 24 to 23.

    It amuses me that they all take it so very seriously.

  214. DrBeauGan

    Actually, I do. Just returned from three weeks in Bali — the heat, the humidity totally destroyed any enjoyment I may have found in the holiday. I simply could not live like that.

    Each to his own, Bruce. I like Bali, and loved Sri Lanka. But you’re clearly a cold climate man. Im just not tough enough to put up with Perth in winter, so just thinking about living in Scotland gives me the heebie-jeebies.

  215. Oh come on

    There used to be several posters who used to give GrigRae both barrels on a very regular basis – I was one of these posters. It was pretty much a bloodbath every time. Yet GrigRae kept coming back for more. It was as though GrigRae sought out the humiliation. However, people such as myself had become so used to beating GrigRae and his various socks* from pillar to post that we lost sight of what exactly was going on.
    My recollection is that it was CL who, one day, quite starkly asked why do people bother with GrigRae. Or something thereabouts. That made me do a 180. I realised I had been giving GrigRae what it craves, and I more or less instantaneously reverted to an ignore policy. Since then, I have implored others to ignore GrigRae. I thank CL for his insight. He was absolutely correct.

    So, to answer CL’s question: I care to the extent that I think it’s best that people here do not interact with GrigRae or his socks – it’s best for the site and it’s best for the unwell individual responsible for GrigRae. I will point out new GrigRae socks hoping that others will choose not to interact with them.

    So I do care. Not a great deal, but I do.

    *sorry Mark A but you’ve been here for about 5 minutes, relatively speaking. Others here have seen many, many GrigRae socks, and we’re a lot more familiar with GrigRae puppetry than you are

  216. Bruce in WA

    But you’re clearly a cold climate man.

    Sadly, yes. Because Mrs BiWA is completely opposite. She loved Bali and the heat. She hated the fact I had the hotel rooms down to 21/22 at night; I slept under the sheet, she ordered a blanket from reception!

  217. Memoryvault

    Evening Mark.
    You van’t long left now.

  218. jupes

    It amuses me that they all take it so very seriously.

    Anyone sports commentator opposed to it would be out of a job quick smart. We live in the most stupid and timid times.

  219. Memoryvault

    You can’t have long left now.

    Got to stop smoking this weird “tobacco”.

  220. feelthebern

    It’s 1:10am & they are still chainsawing away at the tree that fell onto York Street today.
    Ratio to chaps doing stuff to chaps standing around (not including traffic control) about 5 to 1.

  221. Oh come on

    Scotland is where masochists with respiratory disorders that would be helped by warm climates go to die.

  222. feelthebern

    Tree came down at a tad past 6pm.
    Made a hell of a racket.
    Clean up started almost immediately.
    Instead of chopping it up into firewood on the street, they should get a crane & put it on the back of a truck & get it out of the city.

  223. Memoryvault

    Ratio to chaps doing stuff to chaps standing around (not including traffic control) about 5 to 1.

    Compared to “normal” council staffing arrangements, that’s emergency personnel only” levels.

  224. JC

    Never been, OCO. But I see it’s voted the most beautiful countries in the world quite often on various web based surveys etc. Go in high summer 🙂

  225. feelthebern

    Watching Inglorious Basterds while the chainsaws go non-stop.
    One of the best movies in the last decade.

  226. Crossie

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2923914, posted on February 2, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    You have to question a world in which a smirking boy is pure evil, yet aborting a late term foetus is simply a right.

    I’m questioning a world where the right to abort a late term foetus, was toasted in champagne by the Emily’s Listers, F.F.S.

    And yet blackening your face is a shooting offence.

    We are getting close to the turning point where people will simply ignore the elites and carry on with their lives. When that happens we will really hear the squealing, howling and gnashing of teeth.

  227. Bruce in WA

    Never said I had much use for one.
    Never said I didn’t know how to use it.

  228. Bruce in WA

    Scotland is where masochists with respiratory disorders that would be helped by warm climates go to die.

    Ooops.
    1. Not a masochist.
    2. No respiratory disorder.
    3. Not ready to cark it yet.

    (PS: Thought “hot and dry” was the go for respiratory disorders?)

  229. feelthebern

    Wow & just like that, the chainsaws stop.

  230. JC

    feelthebern
    #2924036, posted on February 3, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Watching Inglorious Basterds while the chainsaws go non-stop.
    One of the best movies in the last decade.

    The cinema owner gal is the really hot.

  231. JC

    feelthebern
    #2924036, posted on February 3, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Watching Inglorious Basterds while the chainsaws go non-stop.
    One of the best movies in the last decade.

    The cinema owner gal is really hot.

  232. Oh come on

    Go in high summer

    I believe that lasts a day or two. At best.

    Heading south, though…I have never lived in London, but plenty of friends have. They talk about how incredible the London summer is – beautiful, balmy days that go on and on and the sun sets at 10pm. I know what they mean as I’ve lived in other parts of the world on a similar longitudinal bearing. Those long summer days are just amazing.

    Having said that, they do say that, in some years, summer just bypasses London. No long, long warm sunny days. You go through endless shitty autumn-winter-spring days when you leave home when you enter work when it’s dark and you leave work when it’s dark, with the light at the end of the tunnel being a few glorious weeks of sunshine and warmth…which never eventuate. That would really suck.

  233. feelthebern

    Sure is, JC.
    I read somewhere she’s become a director.
    Got sick of acting.

  234. feelthebern

    London is summer is terrible.
    London in spring or autumn is the way to go.

  235. Infidel Tiger

    Scotland looks beautiful, but the people seem highly fuxkimg retarded.

    Why emigrate for that?

  236. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2924024, posted on February 3, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Each to his own, Bruce. I like Bali, and loved Sri Lanka. But you’re clearly a cold climate man. Im just not tough enough to put up with Perth in winter, so just thinking about living in Scotland gives me the heebie-jeebies.

    Evening all

    I agree DR B. They can have their European winter, I’m sick of it.
    Up to about mid Nov. it’s sort of bearable, not unlike Melbourne winter.
    ———————

    I hope I last a bit longer MV. but know what you mean.

  237. Oh come on

    To clarify:

    You go through endless shitty autumn-winter-spring days when you enter work and it’s dark and you leave work when it’s dark, with the light at the end of the tunnel being a few glorious weeks of sunshine and warmth…which never eventuate. That would really suck.

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