Wednesday Forum: February 13, 2019

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  1. feelthebern

    But permanent casualisation of a work force is not conducive to a cohesive society.

    This is true.
    Also the reason why Tucker wants to ban self driving trucks.

  2. Stimpson J. Cat

    former Buddhist translator

    God they are insufferable.
    Buddhists.
    What a waste of good hair.

  3. cohenite

    I don’t get too many comments because trolls usually only comment once.
    They get their arses handed to them fairly quickly, and don’t persist.

    Huh, aren’t you lucky to be here you sack of spittle.

  4. feelthebern

    Buddhists.

    Imagine how different the world would be if that monk died on his trek from India to China…

  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks, Clam, I did see it and responded with thanx, but my comment got exp-e-lled by the spaminator’s inability to distinguish, as some perceptive Cat noted is case, the difference between a verb form and a member of the Roman Catholic clerisy.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    noted in his case

  7. feelthebern

    Numbers has zero redeeming qualities.
    At monty is funny with his rake stepping.
    Numbers is Buzz Killington.

  8. Mitch M.

    A cell-killing strategy to slow aging passed its first test this year

    Very interesting issue: killing of senescent cells as a means of slowing aging and killing cancers. 20 years ago the exact opposite was proposed – saving as many cells as possible. Fascinating biology behind these recent findings. They’ve nailed some critical components of aging. Even just in the last two days I read some very good research that offers future promise to slow age related cognitive decline. At present there is enough research to help with that issue, in the next decade there will be much better therapies and lifestyle strategies to forestall aging, cancer, and cognitive decline.

  9. Confused Old Misfit

    Being a wage-slave has never appealed.

    I had my own bricks & mortar type business for the last decade of my working life.
    But as a technical contractor in the entertainment/exhibition line I was pretty much self employed in any case.
    Contracted to do a specific job on a specific time for a specific rate kind of thing.
    Do a good job and the contracts keep getting renewed.
    Get p.o.’d and you don’t have to sign on again.
    Just had to make sure you had another job lined up before the contract ended!

  10. Clam Chowdah

    The book sounds like a terrific read. Ordering it for a friend and plan on having second dibs at it.

  11. bespoke

    IT

    No way my employer can afford to have me full time and that suits my circumstances.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    Did Mrs IT not like the lawnmower you got her for Valentines Day?

    Lawnmowers are for men.

    I gave her a new front loader.

  13. Speedbox

    Employing people on a long term casual basis like this should be illegal for any large or public company.

    I’ve been an independent contractor for many years but my ‘assignments’ generally last no more than 12-18 months per company.

    Not that I particularly care, but isn’t there an ATO ruling about contractors being considered ‘permanent employees’ and thereby loosing the benefits of operating under their own ABN if the assignment, and it is their single source of income, isn’t allowed?

    I presume Woofe that you don’t operate as an independent contractor utilising your own ABN but are effectively a PAYE. Yes?

  14. Confused Old Misfit

    @ Lizzie,
    I too have enjoyed you contributions to Quadrant.
    Literary critics on Catallaxy Files open threads are to be very lightly regarded.

  15. feelthebern

    You romantic devil, you.

  16. Infidel Tiger

    IT

    No way my employer can afford to have me full time and that suits my circumstances.

    That’s great. I’ve heard busking is like that.

    However there are a good many people working for corporatist mobsters who would love permanent positions so that they can get a home loan etc.

  17. feelthebern

    Literary critics on Catallaxy Files open threads are to be very lightly regarded.

    If you take anything to heart at this place, there’s something wrong with you.
    This is why I don’t understand the stoushes.

  18. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2934650, posted on February 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment have voiced their support for Empire star Jussie Smollett after it was reported the actor and musician staged an attack on himself in Chicago.

    Chicago media had previously reported that Smollett staged the attack because he was being written off of the Fox series. However the Chicago P.D. said the reports of a hoax are still unconfirmed.”

    Smollett hates Trump so he’ll be okay…unlike Roseanne Barr.

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Off for after work drinkies at the B*varian. 🥂🍻

    And where, may I ask, are my gin and tonics in that line up, ma’am?
    Currently I am helping Hairy and a friend of his with some gardening.
    They are doing things with chainsaws. Men’s business.
    Not secret though. It’s all legal.
    My job is to make the arvo tea and cucumber sandwiches.
    I don’t think you are supposed to cut the crusts off crusty bread though.
    I would make a very bad Hyacinth. I know nothing of the British middle-middle classes.

    Higher up or lower down though, and I am good to go. 🙂

  20. C.L.

    Rainbow flag furore inspiration to raise flags across regional Victoria.

    Castlemaine Secondary College now proudly flies four flags, the Australian flag, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, and the rainbow flag.

    “It’s around acknowledging that around 10 per cent of our population are LGBT, that includes our teaching staff, that includes the families who visit this school,” [school guidance counsellor, Shera Blaise] Blaise] said.

    A lie. Not even two percent are homosexuals.

  21. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s around acknowledging that around 10 per cent of our population are LGBT,

    that’s not a fact, it’s a goal.

  22. bespoke

    Its time we confiscate Sinc’s passport.

  23. Speedbox

    Hyacinth.

    Finally got it. I was wondering what you people were talking about, so I looked it up. Nup, its just a flower. WTF.

    More searching got me to that 1990’s show “Keeping Up Appearances”. If you can be a little more descriptive in your slurs, that would help. Ta.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Literary critics on Catallaxy Files open threads are to be very lightly regarded.

    Some them don’t know their arse from their elbow.

    Yep, that’s what Hyacinth would say. I must keep up appearances. 🙂

  25. Speedbox

    10 per cent of our population are LGBT

    A complete lie but I saw a similar statement shortly after the gay marriage legislation was passed in the Parliament. I tried to write a rebuttal to the ‘journalist’ but was blocked at every turn.

  26. feelthebern

    Do people actually take notice of the flags that are there/not there of the buildings they enter?
    When Australian schools waste time on this kind of stuff, it shows why the students in Asia are shitting all over us from a great height.

  27. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Snap, Speedbox. We both came in at 4.40.

  28. feelthebern

    Apart from numbers that is.
    He doesn’t like Asian people being employed a businesses he frequents.

  29. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1552

    It’s doing OK.
    I don’t get too many comments because trolls usually only comment once.
    They get their arses handed to them fairly quickly, and don’t persist.

    Trolls comment only once, and no-one else comments at all? You need to encourage your trolls, so the site seems active.

  30. Speedbox

    Indeed. I saw what you did there.

  31. Bruce in WA

    OK, we’ve discovered the root cause of climate change … again.

    Guess what … it’s men! Yep, specifically men who eat meat. What a bunch of bastards you we are!

    WA Labor MP Lisa Baker attacked after blaming farmers for climate change

    A State Government MP has been attacked as a “green communist” after she blamed farmers for climate change, demanded livestock be replaced with plants and called on people to eat less meat.

    Lisa Baker, the Labor member for Maylands, prompted outrage when she told State Parliament her Government should encourage reduced meat consumption through concepts such as “meat-free Mondays”.

    Ms Baker said meat-eating men produced more greenhouse gas emissions than vegan women and believed incentives should be offered for farms to be reforested.

    Gary Buller, who breeds Angus cattle in WA’s South West, said Ms Baker needed to get a “grip on reality”.

    RTWT, there are some lovely quotes. Have a close look at the URL too … someone has a sense of humour …

  32. Wolfe,
    You ask are your conditions reasonable. Do not sound that good to me. I don’t like the bit about junior guys making more than you.

    However do you get casual loading of about 25% which is to compensate for no sick leave and no paid leave.

    Your situation appears to be like the miners case.

    I am guessing your labour hire guys take a chunk of what otherwise would be your pay.

    My point is that it is not fair for an employer to have to pay something retrospectively for 6 years when he was complying with the rules at the time.

    If the people you work for are suddenly hit with having to compensate people for up to 6 years of no leave do you think they will be looking to hire more people or lose some to cover the unexpected costs ? I am not that concerned about mining or big corporates but more for the bakers, small retailers and cafe owners.

    Lizzie mentioned teachers. I know a casual teacher who gets paid very well for her efforts. The cost to Education Departments will be considerable but not to worry it is only Government money !

    The article indicated billions of $’s would be involved.

  33. zyconoclast

    Jizzie Smollett gonna claim the depression and the Trump made him done do it.

    He gunna get a big reacharound from Hollyweird too.

    With a simultaneous, un-lubricated double insertion.

  34. bespoke

    Sinc should appoint a mini doom lord while he is away like Stimp or Drbogan.

  35. Notafan

    Lisa Baker bought her eyebrows at the eyebrows shop.

    Does she have stats for those emission claims?

    I’m horronated to find out how she knows.

  36. feelthebern

    Sinc should appoint a mini doom lord while he is away like Stimp or Drbogan.

    A libertarian blog that requests an overlord while the owner of the blog is away.
    There is something not right about that.

  37. Bruce in WA

    Oops, sorry Lysander, should have scrolled back further …

  38. Bruce of Newcastle

    A State Government MP has been attacked as a “green communist” after she blamed farmers for climate change

    Always the kulaks.
    F for originality.

  39. bespoke

    feelthebern
    #2934867, posted on February 15, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Sinc should appoint a mini doom lord while he is away like Stimp or Drbogan.
    A libertarian blog that requests an overlord while the owner of the blog is away.
    There is something not right about that.

    Consider who I nominated. In any case do you disprove of how Sinc runs the place?

  40. Leo G

    Castlemaine Secondary College now proudly flies four flags … it was an important acknowledgment the school was a safe and welcoming place.

    Does that mean if your particular minority flag isn’t flown, then you have no assurance of safety nor of being welcome?

  41. Top Ender:

    The commentariat is slowly awakening to the fact that Shorten may have given himself three fatal shots to the head.

    Yep. Wot I said a month ago.
    Slid in $1k @4.5:1 for Lib win, $1k for 1 – 4 seat majority @11:1.
    Might as well make the election interesting.

  42. Jessie

    The Australian article Medivac law changes nothing: Java boatmen
    Surely the journalists Amanda and Nivell could have interviewed these four (4) given their decision in 2001 …………..
    There were originally eight Indonesian crew members on the boat, but four left the boat and swam ashore at Roti.

    15/2/2019 Those confident individuals interviewed and quoted today’s article:
    “If the turnback policy ends then traffickers will restart but if they are still in place fishermen won’t do it because they won’t get paid if the asylum-seekers don’t make it to Australia. They don’t worry about going to an Aust­ralian prison but if they are turned back they risk a minimum five years’ jail in Indonesia. That’s what they are scared of.”
    Interviewed:
    Roti: Sadli Hudari Ardani
    Jarva: Darji
    Java: Yosep
    Source: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/medivac-law-changes-nothing-java-boatmen/news-story/d3673d918bb7320ae27a22cf37dd32c2
    27/9 2001 Loaded total of 449 illegal immigrants in 3 boats
    These are serious offences because the Australian Parliament has said the Australian Government has the right to control immigration into Australia in any way it chooses to do so. Australia has agreed to take a large number of refugees from other countries each year. This has to be done in an orderly way. The bringing to Australia of illegal immigrants avoids having these people go through the proper channels. This costs the Australian Government a lot of money and may well have the effect of causing other refugees to have to wait longer for them to get permission to come to Australia.

    To give you some idea of the cost, the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs believes that it costs $50,000 to process each illegal immigrant coming into Australia. This cost covers the costs associated with apprehension, transfer, detention, refugee processing, court costs, and removal where necessary.

    Together you have brought in 449 illegal immigrants At $50,000 per person, the total cost to Australia is almost $22.5m, or about Rp112 billion. This money could be better spent on refugee aid where it would help many thousands of refugees, not just a few hundred. The Parliament of Australia have said that this is a very serious offence and that the courts must impose significant sentences in order to deter others, as well as you, from committing this kind of offence in the future.

    R v Royogo Balu, Nikos Selu, Fons Sau and Ahmad Lajina = 94 passengers boarded the vessel at Bau Bau in Sulawesi
    R v Ilham Huseini*, Samsudin, Hamu and Commando# = 235 passengers at night from Mataram Beach at Lombok.
    R v Lasarus Adu, Faridz Manang, Bae Masrudin Kasim and Melki Anus Ello = 120 ?loaded at Roti
    (Sentence)
    Sentence – Migration Act s232A
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA
    Mildren, J
    Source: http://www.supremecourt.nt.gov.au/archive/doc/judgements/2001/0/NS001690.htm

    *have previously been convicted of an offence under the name King Latif on 20 August 1999 in the Broome Magistrates Court
    #have previously been convicted of an offence under the name Commando Lahaya on 20 August 1999 in the Broome Magistrates Court

  43. Des Deskperson

    Thanks, Leigh Lowe at 3.14 pm

  44. Speedbox

    To paraphrase Charlton Heston: You can have my steak when you can pry it from my cold dead hand.

    Never make the mistake of trying to get between my lamb chops or my T bone, and me.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sydney man guilty of trying to join ISIS

    By Perry Duffin
    Australian Associated Press
    24 minutes ago February 15, 2019

    An Islamist extremist from Sydney, who tried to enter Syria to fight for the terrorist organisation ISIS, gathered military equipment and was making final preparations in Turkey before his plan unravelled at the border.

    Amin Elmir, a 29-year-old Australian citizen from Bass Hill, pleaded guilty in the NSW Supreme Court on February 4 but documents detailing his crimes were only released by the court on Friday.

    They show Elmir was guided by a radicalised Australian teenager who helped him travel to Turkey in April 2016 where he made contact with people who could help him cross the border and sourced equipment he may need in battle.

    But Elmir was kicked out of his safe house, had his Australian passport cancelled and was detained then deported by Turkish authorities before he could reach Syria.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  46. zyconoclast

    Does any of this make sense?

    Perth Festival show Kwongkan sees Indigenous Australian and Indian dancers unite

    Kwongkan is a collaboration between WA’s Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and India’s Daksha Sheth Dance Company and is a protest against climate change.

    Creator and director Mark Howett described it as a call to action.

    “People connected to sacred lands are at the forefront of the impact of climate change,” Howett said

    Howett took on the role of Ochre’s artistic director in 2016 and, despite no formal dance training, the company has flourished under his guidance.

    Since then, those involved in the project have been on a three-year journey, travelling multiple times between desert Australia and tropical India.

    “Kwongkan means ‘sand’ in Nyoongar language and we developed this idea around sand and what its uses are and why it’s important,” Ochre member Ian Wilkes said.

    During one of their trips to the southern Indian state of Kerala in 2017, Howett shot and produced a short film, also titled Kwongkan.

    In it the dancers explore the similarities the two cultures share, including the use of sand for ceremonies and worship of the snake.

    While the short film serves as a striking visual memory of their work during that time, it now also carries a level of grief.

    Isha Sharvani, a Bollywood actress, aerialist and dancer, said working with Ochre had been life changing.

    “I moved to Australia in 2015 and I did not know how to connect with this land, I felt really alien,” she said.

    “Working with Ochre has, at every level, enriched my life.”

  47. calli

    I gave her a new front loader.

    Articulated I trust.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Does any of this make sense?

    Perth Festival show Kwongkan sees Indigenous Australian and Indian dancers unite

    Our indigenous peoples were indigenous in India before they were indigenous in Australia.
    Expect a native title claim on Mumbai soon.

  49. Jessie

    Local fisherman interviewed quoted as “If the turnback policy ends then traffickers will restart …………..
    Perhaps the fisherman know more than they are letting on ………..,anyway perhaps the infested planks of these boats are not ready as yet for the usual Dec-Jan monsoonal weather that brings them down south.

    24/7/2018 Australia sailed asylum seekers to remote reef to prevent them accessing mainland
    Australian customs ships intercepted asylum seeker boats and sailed those on board for days, not to Australia but to remote Ashmore Reef, so the asylum seekers could then be sent for offshore processing.

    By sailing asylum seekers in Australian government vessels through Ashmore Reef – far closer to the coast of Indonesia than Australia – those asylum seekers were judged to be “offshore entries” to Australia, and therefore eligible to be sent to immigration centres on Nauru or Papua New Guinea.

    Some of those taken through the reef remain in immigration detention still, more than five years later.

    But that “offshore entry” connivance has been found to be unlawful.
    Source

  50. DrBeauGan

    Sinc should appoint a mini doom lord while he is away like Stimp or Drbogan.

    I’d ban numbers. Unless the power went to my head, when I’d ban everyone. But I’d change the spaminator so all the bad words were replaced with asterisks.

  51. DrBeauGan

    No, asterisks wouldn’t work. But I’d improve it so it isn’t so stupid.

  52. bespoke

    Unless the power went to my head

    To late 🙂

  53. cohenite

    Bruce in WA

    #2934861, posted on February 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    OK, we’ve discovered the root cause of climate change … again.

    Guess what … it’s men! Yep, specifically men who eat meat. What a bunch of bastards you we are!

    WA Labor MP Lisa Baker attacked after blaming farmers for climate change

    There’s no difference between the liars and the filth; and I wonder which of the stinking libs thinks (sic) the same as this bat-faced, fucking idiot.

  54. DrBeauGan

    I wouldn’t ban Harken. He’s useful because he makes everyone else look so smart by comparison.

  55. Tekweni

    Well if a school was flying 4 flags denoting it supports LGBTI etc I would not have my kids educated there. It just signifies to me that there are some nasties who are going to prey on innocent kids.

  56. bespoke

    You’ve always got me.

  57. Bruce of Newcastle

    Unless the power went to my head

    Most Cats are squares.
    Dr B is a cube.
    His is a higher power.
    Also he looks like a square from all sides.
    He’s a very uncool Cat.

  58. when I’d ban everyone

    Yes. I would ban everyone. Except Sir Stimpson. Except me.

    Then there would only be intelligent, respectful, uplifting conversations.

  59. Black Ball

    No, asterisks wouldn’t work. But I’d improve it so it isn’t so stupid.

    Just leave people to say what they please. Personal attacks of course off limits.

  60. Elle

    We need someone sane. Calli is perfect – intelligent, calm, balanced and non-judgmental.

  61. calli

    Banning is like taking up the Ring of Power.

    You might start off meaning well, but it never ends that way.

    Better to leave the stupid on display.

  62. DrBeauGan

    You’re quite funny, bespoke. If your spelling was a bit better you could pass for smart as the average Çat. Which is a high standard.

    I don’t think I’d smite anyone really. I would even consider tolerating numbers. He’s seriously twisted, but it’s needful that we know about such cases. The fresh air here is exhilarating.

  63. calli

    Yikes!

    I’m just a gardener.

  64. DrBeauGan

    You’re quite funny, bespoke. If your spêlling was a bit better you could pass for smart as the average Çat. Which is a high standard.

    I don’t think I’d smite anyone really. I would even consider tolerating numbers. He’s seriously twisted, but it’s needful that we know about such cases. The fresh air here is exhilarating.

  65. egg_

    Aren’t youse all sinc’s socks and Arma and I are rool?

  66. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2934904, posted on February 15, 2019 at 5:39 pm
    Yikes!

    I’m just a gardener.

    You’re too modest Calli.

    Not as modest as I am though.

  67. JC

    Lol. No one trolls better than Agent Orange.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    Feb 13

    California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!
    40,650 replies 48,981 retweets 194,168 likes

    these two are a work of art.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    16h16 hours ago

    Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a “poor little Angel” when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax – a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of “insurance policy” in case I won….
    22,154 replies 30,195 retweets 109,595 likes

    And

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    16h16 hours ago

    ….Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign – he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
    28,896 replies 32,107 retweets 121,113 likes

    Trump is God.

  68. Black Ball

    Did this fellow numbers comment at Professor Bunyip? Bunyipitude the first political blog I really took an interest in.

  69. JC

    He retweeted this one too.

    Donald J. Trump Retweeted
    Dan Bongino
    ‏Verified account @dbongino
    Feb 12

    I don’t feel an ounce of empathy for all of the imbeciles who bought into the Russian collusion hoax now that it’s been entirely debunked. You were warned for over a year about this scam & you fell for it anyway. You did this to yourself.
    17,017 replies 30,986 retweets 110,968 likes

  70. DrBeauGan

    Most Cats are squares.
    Dr B is a cube.
    His is a higher power.
    Also he looks like a square from all sides.
    He’s a very uncool Cat.

    Uncool? I’m a Bose-Einstein condensate.

  71. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sinc should appoint a mini doom lord while he is away like Stimp or Drbogan.

    I’ve been handing out tickets like crazy for the last few days.
    Lizzie has been very well behaved today.
    I’m very proud of her.
    She gets a Space Cadet sticker from Catallaxy Women’s Correction Officer Stimpy.

  72. Stimpson J. Cat

    We need someone sane.

    Cool it with the Anti-Stimpetic remarks.
    😎

  73. thefrollickingmole

    They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars.

    Wouldnt it be cool to escalate and sped that 3.5 billion on the wall… (or at least say thats where its coming from), possibly using spare lengths of railway track steel for the posts.

  74. Tintarella di Luna

    Goodness me – the photograph of Meathead accompanying this article is horrendous and would be dangerous if viewed by small children and sensitive little Italians mammas.

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars.

    Wouldnt it be cool to escalate and sped that 3.5 billion on the wall… (or at least say thats where its coming from), possibly using spare lengths of railway track steel for the posts.

    Trump should say he’ll build the wall and California will pay for it.

  76. bespoke

    DrBeauGan
    #2934905, posted on February 15, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    If your spêlling was a bit better you could pass for smart as the average Çat. Which is a high standard.

    How do no its not deliberate? Lizzie has fallen under my influence (Since)..
    ==

    I don’t think I’d smite anyone really. I would even consider tolerating numbers. He’s seriously twisted, but it’s needful that we know about such cases. The fresh air here is exhilarating.

    As you no but some didn’t my comment was mostly in jest. Sinc has had reason to smote and his property rights over rides a none right to being given a platform.

  77. Jessie

    zyconoclast @5.04

    Isha states “I moved to Australia in 2015 and I did not know how to connect with this land*, I felt really alien,” she said.

    “Working with Ochre has, at every level, enriched my life.”

    Odd, a proportion of the taxi drivers in Alice Springs are from Kerala. They are Christians (St Thomas). Their previous careers spanned radiography, engineering, medicine. Very family and education, enterprise orientated. Alice Springs Hospital is staffed by highly qualified Kerala medical and health personnel. And have been for many decades.

    In regard to the Dance School (her mother’s), quick peruse of wiki and her daughter Isha Sharvan range of dance include:-
    – The most interesting fact, Purulia Chhau Dance is listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list of dances.
    – Kalaripayattu (sometimes shortened as Kalari) is an South Indian martial art and fighting system that originated in Tamilakam present day Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
    – Kathak (कथक) is the Hindi name for one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance

    * she could have played in the sand or traded ochre, away from any coal mines I guess. 🙂

  78. cohenite

    I wouldn’t ban Harken. He’s useful because he makes everyone else look so smart by comparison.

    Trolls like him have an agnotological effect. They debase the issues and you really have to work hard to repudiate them; eventually you just insult them which is a Pyrrhic victory. But its a blog and entertainment should be the name of the game. I like the trolls to be entertaining; harken farken is trying; some are just creeps or confuse the point by being occasionally sensible. They all have different tricks but their goal is to destroy common sense and promote their weird ideology. As long as you remember they’re all basically trying to destroy Western society it’s ok.

  79. thefrollickingmole

    Cool it with the Anti-Stimpetic remarks.

    No Stimpathy for the devil….

  80. DrBeauGan

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2934915, posted on February 15, 2019 at 5:58 pm
    Goodness me – the photograph of Meathead accompanying this article is horrendous and would be dangerous if viewed by small children and sensitive little Italians mammas.

    If there were any risk of my falling into veganism, that picture plus her evident insanity would fix it.

  81. areff

    This bloke beat a murder rap:

    A verbal fight broke out between the trio and Mr Doan over comments that he interpreted as racist.

    Giving evidence during the trial, Mr Doan recalled one of the men in the group calling out to him and his friend as they emerged from the river, asking whether they had caught anything.

    After replying that they had not had much luck, Mr Doan — who is of Asian descent — testified he heard one of the men say, “Fisheries are going to get you,” a comment he interpreted as racist.

    “People stereotype that all Asians catch undersized fish, all Asians eat undersized fish,” Mr Doan told the court.

    He followed them down the street, picked the fight, stabbed the dead bloke with a screwdriver — and gets to walk.

    FMD

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-15/andrew-doan-found-not-guilty-of-murdering-charles-mccarthy/10816962

  82. Infidel Tiger

    Areff I suspected he would get off.

    “My dick slipped in the shower and fell in your wife” defence.

    Hope it is appealed.

  83. struth

    It’s doing OK.
    I don’t get too many comments because trolls usually only comment once.
    They get their arses handed to them fairly quickly, and don’t persist.

    Somebody has to comment, there’s no comments at all.
    How embarrassing.

    According to numbers on his site, he believes only bogans celebrate Australia day, it was the opening of a jail, completely unaware of history, and the purposes other than a Penal colony that so interested the English.
    Oh, and shitfabrains numbers, Australia and all it’s history , the gold rushes, the cities the richest in the world, the farming, the industry, the civilisation, railways, wasn’t there before 1901, it was just a penal colony before federation.
    You are an aloof wanker, and as with the four character faults of leftism, you display them all on your blog.
    You believe, without any study or research, you know what it’s all about because you are superior, a moral superior, or as we say here, a legend in your own lunch box.
    That facts are you are a complete ahistorical moron who detests, caused by envy, the civilisation that keeps showing you your politic socialist brainfats are wrong, and inherently evil, born of the four poor character traits.

  84. calli

    A guy impales his head on a screwdriver.

    Happens all the time.

  85. DrBeauGan

    Trolls like him have an agnotological effect. They debase the issues and you really have to work hard to repudiate them;

    I don’t bother to repudiate his posts. He is too stupid and uninformed for it to be worth taking him on. Harken wears the armour of invincible stupidity. There is no way whatsoever to set him straight.

    A few decades of adult life might help him, but I doubt it.

  86. bespoke

    Did this fellow numbers comment at Professor Bunyip?

    Not that I recall, numbers was busy bothering disabled kids so probably not.

  87. 1735099

    That facts are you are
    Settle down old mate.
    You’re making no sense at all….

  88. JC

    They debase the issues and you really have to work hard to repudiate them; eventually you just insult them which is a Pyrrhic victory. But its a blog and entertainment should be the name of the game. I like the trolls to be entertaining; harken farken is trying; some are just creeps or confuse the point by being occasionally sensible. They all have different tricks but their goal is to destroy common sense and promote their weird ideology. As long as you remember they’re all basically trying to destroy Western society it’s ok.

    Shut up cronkite. Stop giving people instructions on how to deal with imbeciles like the Climate Harkel. As fucking if we needed any.

    You’re so fucking uptight, you little control freak.

  89. Elle

    Ahh, numbers, the ex-soldier, who uses his number from whatever military he served in. I remember him on Tim’s blog years ago. I don’t think he lasted long. That was back when Tim gave many a grand serve.

  90. EvilElvis

    Catallaxy Women’s Correction Officer Stimpy.

    Christ, resplendent with arseless chaps, spurs, a cowboy hat and badge straight out of Toy Story and a baton that leaves nothing to the imagination. It’s a giant black dildo.

  91. struth

    As long as you remember they’re all basically trying to destroy Western society it’s ok.

    That’s all it is.
    They hate it and it’s easy to see that it all comes down that.
    Until they actually get something else.
    That’s why you don’t have to work had at destroying them, cohenite.
    Look at what they are saying and it’s in every word, and every breath.

    The hate they feel for the west, the shame of being white and western consumes them.
    They are the saddest people on the planet.
    Brainwashed Morons.
    I’d feel sorry for them if it didn’t involve trying to brainwash others, using the lowest of emotions.
    Their ignorance and low personal emotional control, is laughable but also extremely dangerous if not countered.

  92. thefrollickingmole

    comment he interpreted as racist.

    So its the death penalty for racism now (alleged or proven it matters not)

    A possibly unwise verdict

  93. struth

    That facts are you are
    Settle down old mate.
    You’re making no sense at all….

    I’ll type slower for you, next time, fuck knuckle.

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    Asians and Paddy’s fighting over who gets to steal our fish.
    What a disgrace.

  95. cohenite

    Oh good, head prefect turns up and proves my point.

  96. JC

    Fucking incredible this even went to court/tribunal

    Channel Nine TV host Sonia Kruger vilified Muslim people when she said Muslim immigration to Australia should be banned because she wanted to feel “safe”, a tribunal has found.

    But it was not racial vilification, because Muslim people are not a race, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal said, in its decision released today on Kruger’s remarks on the Today during a panel chat in July, 2016.

  97. JC

    Oh good, head prefect turns up and proves my point.

    Seriously, giving people here instructions on how to deal with imbeciles the climate harkel. FMD, you’re an idiot.

    You control freak ladyboy.

  98. dover_beach

    There I was catching up on this thread:

    Why do you think California is so prosperous?

    Dear oh dear.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yay, Newcastle hurtles its way back into the 1880’s!

    LIGHT RAIL OPENS AS QUESTIONS LOOM ABOUT IT’S FUTURE

    Gladys Berejiklian rode the first passenger-filled tram to hit Newcastle’s light rail network, while avoiding questions over its future.

    Election is a month a month away…

    I hope she doesn’t grab the old steam tram line between Glendale and Wallsend, which has been turned into a very nice shared path. If treadlying in September be sure to wear a helmet. You can expect multiple airstrikes from the half dozen-odd magpie families along it.

  100. struth

    Ahh, numbers, the ex-soldier, who uses his number from whatever military he served in. I remember him on Tim’s blog years ago. I don’t think he lasted long. That was back when Tim gave many a grand serve.

    He got sent for treatment here too, Elle.
    He’s a sick old school teacher that spent his time brainwashing children with his communist bullshit.
    You classic real low life.

    Fharken is an over excited young dickhead.
    He may even learn one day.
    Not numbers the old prick.
    A stale old commo of the worst sort until the day he dies, which can’t be far off now.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, a month-long echo crept in there.

  102. JC

    Take a vote posters’ opinion here, Cronkite.

    Leaving aside my bitches as their vote doesn’t count for anything, much less this.

    Who feels they need Cronkite’s advice on how to deal with the climate Harkel?

    The vote closes in 24 hours.

  103. cohenite

    What I said head prefect was if you take trolls seriously you become as stupid as them. You being a case in point.

  104. struth

    I’ll have to get a new keyboud me thinks.

  105. bespoke

    Its the process JC that shuts down future debate. Bat yu new that rit.

  106. JC

    You’re giving people advice on how to deal with these idiots, Cronkite. No one needs your advice as we’re experienced in that field.

    And I never take you seriously.

  107. JC

    Bespoke

    Answer the question and stop wondering off. Do you need ladyboy’s instructions on how to deal with the likes of the Climate Harkel? Yes or no.

  108. cohenite

    And I never take you seriously.

    That’s a relief. To be responsible for you is more than I could stand.

  109. Armadillo

    egg_
    #2934906, posted on February 15, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    Aren’t youse all sinc’s socks and Arma and I are rool?

    Good to see that someone finally nailed it.

  110. thefrollickingmole

    Ok 3rd link moderated out because it used the word
    B
    a
    l
    l
    s
    In the damn thing.

    Paddys: http://i.imgur.com/2uGGBCp.png

    Asians: http://i.imgur.com/Q37djkl.png

  111. JC

    I’m not suggesting it may happen. But lets say I become the chief culler at the Cat. How long, in seconds, do you think you’d last out without receiving a lifetime cull?

  112. JC

    Let’s officially refer to it as a “Cullinery” award.

  113. JC

    Those last two comments were directed to Cronkite obviously.

  114. bespoke

    JC
    #2934949, posted on February 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm
    Bespoke
    Answer the question and stop wondering off. Do you need ladyboy’s instructions on how to deal with the likes of the Climate Harkel? Yes or no.

    Its vintage time soon and people will be dinking the fruits of my bespoke labour.

  115. JC

    You’re s seamstress, bespoke?

  116. calli

    LIGHT RAIL OPENS AS QUESTIONS LOOM ABOUT IT’S FUTURE

    Apostrophe Man strikes again.

    And he’s shouting.

    Why are there questions about IT’s future anyway? He seems perfectly okay to me.

  117. Elle

    I’m not suggesting it may happen. But lets say I become the chief culler at the Cat. How long, in seconds, do you think you’d last out without receiving a lifetime cull?

    You need gals who object to, and argue well with, the modern day feminist; who aren’t members of the warmest religion; who believe in less government involvement in our lives; and most importantly, one who can make a tasty sammich and pour a beer with just the right amount of beer head.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    And he’s shouting.

    Sorry. NBN Nine likes to shout their headlines.
    Plug for them: they’re streets ahead of all the other newses, including their bosses at Nein/Fauxfacts.

  119. JC

    Elle

    To be honest, I don’t think we need sheilas here as it tends to slow down good discourse. I’d give you all a cullinary award- some earlier than others. Don’t take it personally though, it’s just business.

  120. calli

    I was criticising our illiterate journalists. A passable sub-editor would have eaten that one alive.

  121. 132andBush

    and pour a beer with just the right amount of beer head.

    Excellent demarcation there, Elle.

  122. Elle

    Not taken personally at all, JC.
    It is the Open Forum though. Maybe there should be a closed forum for you boys. Just a suggestion. There are men’s only clubs. Nought wrong with that.

  123. bespoke

    I would have nominated calli as stand In Doom lord but power drills flying around would have become messy.

  124. DrBeauGan

    To be honest, I don’t think we need sheilas here as it tends to slow down good discourse.

    Could you please leave Calli, Gab and Tinta to last, JC? Make them honorary blokes, perhaps. There are others here, blokes, who are more touchy-feely than they are.

  125. Geriatric Mayfly

    “Fisheries are going to get you,” a comment he interpreted as racist.

    More power to Fisheries. They should be nabbing more of them. They certainly give pipis a hiding and abalone I believe.

  126. bespoke

    DrBeauGan

    What did you do yesterday? A romantic cruse?

  127. JC

    Doc

    I’m very open to suggestions like that. Sure, they are fine. I think the best way forward is by unanimous vote.

  128. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stoush Starting Before 7.00pm, Head Prefect JC, ticket.

    – Catallaxy Morality Police Officer Stimpy.

  129. cohenite

    But lets say I become the chief culler at the Cat.

    When I glanced at that I initially read it as:

    But lets say I become the chief dickhead at the Cat.

    And I thought that’s superfluous.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    I was criticising our illiterate journalists.

    Calli – It’s NBN Nine. They somehow eke out an existence. Their HQ in Wallsend was sold several years ago and is now a medical centre. Apart from Stephen Mount, who’s an old-style trouper, they rely on bright young things out of journo school. I forgive ’em as the do very well compared with the rest of the FTA comrades.

  131. JC

    Naaa Stimson. No Friday night stoushing as I’m off to dinner soon.

  132. Geriatric Mayfly

    Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest airport for international travel, has briefly halted flights over an alleged drone sighting.

    Anything, could bring a merciful release during a five hour stopover in that place.

  133. Armadillo

    Is Pedro still alive, or did the mystery rose Sheliah snuff him out?

  134. stackja

    NSW NCAT is established by the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013.

    Our workload is managed under the following Divisions – Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division, Consumer and Commercial Division, Guardianship Division and Occupational Division.

    The President is a Supreme Court judge with experience in administrative law and commercial dispute resolution. Deputy Presidents are responsible for the management of matters within their Division.

    Tribunal Members are independent statutory officers assigned to Divisions to hear and determine matters before them. See our list of Tribunal Members.

    ​The Principal Registrar oversees the administration executive and registry functions of NCAT. Registrars are responsible for the administrative and case management functions for each Registry.
    ​President

    The Hon Justice Robertson Wright​
    President of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
    Deputy Presidents

    ​Magistrate Nancy Hennessy
    Deputy President and Division Head of NCAT’s Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division

    Mr Malcolm Schyvens
    Deputy President and Division Head of NCAT’s Guardianship Division

    Mr Stuart Westgarth
    Deputy President and Division Head of NCAT’s Consumer and Commercial Division

    The Hon Acting Judge Jennifer Boland AM
    Deputy President and Division Head of NCAT’s Occupational Division

    Acting Judge Kevin O’Connor AM
    Deputy President
    ​​Principal Registrar

    Cathy Szczygielski
    Executive Director and Principal Registrar of NCAT
    Registrars

    Amanda Curtin
    Registrar and Director for NCAT’s Principal Registry

    Louise Clegg
    Registrar and Director for NCAT’s Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division, Occupational Division and Appeal Panel Unit

    Pauline Green
    Registrar and Director for NCAT’s Consumer and Commercial Division

    Jane Pritchard
    Registrar and Director for NCAT’s Guardianship Division.

  135. JC

    Is this the Bunyip.

    Titania McGrath

    @TitaniaMcGrath
    10h10 hours ago
    More
    We need a feminist caliphate.

    https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath

    it sure sounds like him.

  136. Armadillo

    That was really creepy. Imagine going to the pub on the way home, and having a beer. You arrive home and some nutter has left a bunch of Roses on the verandah.

    It could be anyone.

  137. egg_

    Is Pedro still alive, or did the mystery rose Sheliah snuff him out?

    Was it Grigs in a leopard-skin outfit?

  138. Armadillo

    Pretty sure you would be sleeping with one eye open.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No more mum’, it’s Parent 1: French ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from school paperwork

    By Charles Bremmer
    The Times
    9:55AM February 15, 2019
    1 Comment

    The French parliament has voted to banish the words “mother” and “father” from official paperwork in the education system to tackle discrimination against gay parents.

    Children’s documents will instead refer to Parent 1 and Parent 2. The move has angered conservatives and Christians who argue that it signals the country’s moral decline.

    Groups fiercely opposed to gay marriage have called for civil disobedience if, as is widely expected, the move is approved by the Senate.

    Traditionalists claim that the next move will be to delete the words mother and father from the French language.

    MPs from President Macron’s Republique en Marche party passed the legal amendment in the interests of “anchoring in the diversity of families of children in the law”. Gay marriage became legal in France six years ago.

    The amendment says: “To prevent discrimination, school enrolment, class registers, parental authorisations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2.”

    The measure was welcomed by the parties of the centre and left. The Federation for the Council of Secondary School Parents said: “This is a very good thing. It takes into account the changing situation of families. This is in tune with the new law against bullying because children who do not fit into the usual boxes are targets of bullying.”

    You couldn’t make this shit up, could you?

  140. Just read “Indian Country” by Kurt Schlichter.
    Alternate? History. The US elects Hillary in the 2020 elections and she immediately tries to disarm America.

    The violence tears the nation in half and “Indian Country” finds Turnbull sent back into the blue states to help those trapped inside resist a politically correct police state. As the progressive government ratchets up the violence, Kelly Turnbull must mold regular Americans into a fighting force capable of resisting the People’s Republic Army, led by his former US Army Special Forces mentor.

    At times I was sure I reading the Life of Brian, and then flipping into ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.”
    People in charge of a police precinct were ’eminently qualified’ due to their victim points – skin colour, ethnicity, etc.
    I recommend everyone reading it, not just for the depiction of the US run by Hillary, and the laughs, but also because of the ease at which communism destroys a country.

  141. Tel

    thefrollickingmole #2934954,
    Teaching history to millennials … anything’s worth a try.

  142. egg_

    WA Labor MP Lisa Baker attacked after blaming farmers for climate change

    What an ugly cow – is she responsible bovine methane?

  143. bespoke

    It could be anyone.

    Rae?

  144. Elle

    If you have been hanging around in the conservative and libertarian blogging scene long enough and have excellent attention to detail, you should know who the incredible Bunyip is. I’m not saying.

  145. Armadillo

    We probably should phone the cops.

  146. Armadillo

    Meh. Not our problem.

  147. Confused Old Misfit

    2024 AD
    President H. R. Clinton invokes the president’s emergency powers to ban the carriage, possession or use of firearms and ammunition.
    Will there be or will there not be an armed uprising?
    Discuss.

  148. No more mum’, it’s Parent 1: French ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from school paperwork

    And they’re wondering why the Yellow vests are hitting the streets for, what, the 16th consecutive week?

  149. Confused Old Misfit

    A woman has been charged with murder after a pedestrian was allegedly deliberately ran over in the APY Lands earlier this week, police say.

    Do they teach anything in schools these days?

  150. Eyrie

    Winston, I read all three of Schlichter’s Kelly Turnbull novels. Unfortunately they ring all too true.
    The left is insane and must be destroyed.

  151. 2024 AD
    President H. R. Clinton invokes the president’s emergency powers to ban the carriage, possession or use of firearms and ammunition.
    Will there be or will there not be an armed uprising?
    Discuss.

    Such a ban would be ignored, & thus about as effective as if she banned farting.

  152. Top Ender

    Made the mistake of starting Knightfall on Netflix.

    Don’t.

    Within the first 15 minutes:

    – trebuchets so long range and devastating in their delivery of fiery missiles you’d wonder why anyone would bother developing gunpowder artillery over the next few centuries,

    – armoured horsemen charging into battle on horseback, using their lances on the right hand side of their horse, with their shields slung on their backs. Um, what’s the shield for, you blokes? You aim across the horse’s neck so you present an armoured front to the enemy, not open your unprotected right side.

    – the usual plethora of people fighting without helmets, which would have meant a life expectancy of about 20 seconds.

    Don’t waste your time.

  153. stackja

    Shays’ Rebellion
    From Wikipedia

    Shays’ Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts, mostly in and around Springfield during 1786 and 1787. American Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels (called Shaysites) in a protest against economic and civil rights injustices. Shays was a farmhand from Massachusetts at the beginning of the Revolutionary War; he joined the Continental Army, saw action at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, and Battles of Saratoga, and was eventually wounded in action.

    In 1787, Shays’ rebels marched on the United States’ Armory at Springfield in an unsuccessful attempt to seize its weaponry and overthrow the government. The federal government found itself unable to finance troops to put down the rebellion, and it was consequently put down by the Massachusetts State militia and a privately funded local militia. The widely held view was that the Articles of Confederation needed to be reformed as the country’s governing document, and the events of the rebellion served as a catalyst for the Constitutional Convention and the creation of the new government.[2]

    The shock of Shays’ Rebellion drew retired General George Washington back into public life, leading to his two terms as the first president of the United States.[2] There is still debate among scholars concerning the rebellion’s influence on the Constitution and its ratification.

  154. egg_

    Arky should follow this guy’s channel – he bought a Corvette at auction only to find it had a weenie truck V8 in it – so he bolted on a turbo and pulled 145 mph on the quarter mile.
    He also bought a Mustang at auction that had a hidden nitrous kit, and he’s been to ‘Straya checking out our V8 utes.

  155. bespoke

    he usual plethora of people fighting without helmets, which would have meant a life expectancy of about 20 seconds.

    Didn’t you have to buy your own armor back then?

  156. Top Ender

    It’s around acknowledging that around 10 per cent of our population are LGBT…

    That’s a bug, not a feature, in the program.

  157. Confused Old Misfit

    an article at Slate

    is not worth consideration.
    Immature leftists paying too much attention to words and not enough to reality.

  158. Geriatric Mayfly

    Castlemaine Secondary College now proudly flies four flags … it was an important acknowledgment the school was a safe and welcoming place.

    Surprised? Not. Castlemaine has scooped up the spillover from Sodom and has become another goat cheese and tofu redoubt. All the usual: wind chimes, cats, half-arsed yoga, therapies & healing and comfort to all that the moral high ground has sound foundations.

  159. Roger

    It’s around acknowledging that around 10 per cent of our population are LGBT…

    The legacy of that fraud Kinsey…”propaganda masquerading as science” still, after 70 years.

  160. calli

    Tatania McGrath = Bunyip?

    Dunno. But that feed is a thing of beauty.

  161. Roger

    It’s around acknowledging that around 10 per cent of our population are LGBT…

    The legacy of that fraud Kinsey…”propaganda masquerading as science” still, after 70 years.

    And the calibre of the “experts” politicians like Dan Andrews boast they take advice from hasn’t improved much since; in fact its declined.

  162. struth

    A woman has been charged with murder after a pedestrian was allegedly deliberately ran over in the APY Lands earlier this week, police say.

    No, those aboriginal women aren’t violent at all……………………………..can’t be possible.
    It’s always the men!!!

  163. EvilElvis

    Catallaxy Morality Police Officer Stimpy.

    CaMoPoOfS?

  164. DrBeauGan

    bespoke
    #2934971, posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:04 pm
    DrBeauGan

    What did you do yesterday? A romantic cruse?

    I smoked a lot of cigars. And read a Jeffrey Deaver book.

  165. bespoke

    Look it was settled along time ago that Notafan was Bunyip. Enough!

  166. Black Ball

    Time for spag bol and a bottle of red. Cricket is on so all good in Chateau De Fleur

  167. bespoke

    I smoked a lot of cigars. And read a Jeffrey Deaver book.

    Sure!

  168. Black Ball

    Struth yes black women are horrible. Most racist people going.

  169. struth

    It’s around acknowledging that around 10 per cent of our population are LGBT…

    LGBTI

    so let me wok this out.
    Lesbian, Gay BI Trans Intersex

    Lesbians are gay.
    Bi are not part of the community until they cop one op the choofa or smoke a meat cigar etc, at which point they are gay.
    Trans is either a straight or gay who dresses in the opposite sex’s clothes, Intersex goes the whole hog.

    So all are gay, while those that aren’t are playing dress ups, and about .oooooooooooooooooooooo1 % of the population gets their knob replaced with some foul axe wound.
    And then regrets it.

    Why do we have all the Letters?
    And don’t BI just stuff up the statistics by just whoring with anything with breath?
    In the community and straight the next day, thefore out of the community.
    I presume it’s not a gated community.
    My head hurts.

  170. RobK

     You arrive home and some nutter has left a bunch of Roses on the verandah.
    Better than a horse or pigs head, I’m guessing.

  171. Atoms for Peace

    I blame climate change on the boomers going through menopause. All of those hot flushes have an effect. Sent to you via 2 VPNs.

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender
    #2934998, posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    Made the mistake of starting Knightfall on Netflix.

    How good do you think the fighting scenes are in ‘The Last Kingdom’? Lots of predictable choreography of course, but in terms of the weapons wielded and tactics taken?

    Bernard Cornwell certainly gives long and involved descriptions in his books of how things felt and went.

  173. Armadillo

    Titania McGrath is a radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest. A regular on the live-slam poetry scene, Titania regularly performs at arts festivals, deconsecrated churches and genderqueer spiritual retreats. Her unique blend of art and activism has been variously described as ‘inspiring’, ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘woke as fuck’.

    Wow.

  174. Armadillo

    Better than a horse or pigs head, I’m guessing.

    At least you have an idea of what’s coming your way.

    Roses, not so much.

  175. struth

    Struth yes black women are horrible. Most racist people going.

    I know what you mean, but I know that it’s not them but the situation.
    If us whites wee in that situation it would be the same dismal affair, being born into the socialist hell of the welfare apartheid no go zones.

    I know some lovely aboriginal women that are far and away a cut above the spoilt, arrogant white trash the western world’s white women are becoming.
    My point is, that Jacinta made a big blue in only talking about male violence in the hell holes of aboriginal communities.

  176. Confused Old Misfit

    Another Bernard Cornwell author recommendation is Simon Scarrow.
    Roman Britain in 43AD.

  177. Armadillo

    Pedros gone missing. I rest my case.

  178. Mater

    Surprised? Not. Castlemaine has scooped up the spillover from Sodom and has become another goat cheese and tofu redoubt. All the usual: wind chimes, cats, half-arsed yoga, therapies & healing and comfort to all that the moral high ground has sound foundations.

    It was Castlemaine kids that started that idiotic Kids Climate March on 30 Nov last year. The place is a leftist cesspit. Brain washing central.
    As I’ve posted several times, a number of the key players in ‘Friends of the Earth’ now reside there. None of this comes as a surprise.

  179. cohenite

    I met Titania McGrath at the Genderfree Silent Poetry Class I used to attend on a Thursday evening at the Basement Bar in York.I remember her standing out from the rest of the artistes because of the amount of screaming she did.

    It’s not exactly insanity; it’s just puerility without any talent whatsoever.

  180. struth

    Bloodyy R button.
    and the y.
    It’s all going to shit hee

  181. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Titania McGrath is a radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest.

    Wow.

    handbag in the air ladies!

  182. Diogenes

    Another Bernard Cornwell author recommendation is Simon Scarrow.
    Roman Britain in 43AD.

    Am i the only one old enough to remember the Leonard Cottrell and Rosemary Sutcluffe books. Sparked a huge interest in history

  183. Armadillo

    Someone who actually gives a fuck needs to phone the Police. The dude is probably at the bottom of a mineshaft.

    Someone? Anyone?

  184. Armadillo

    I give up. Tried my best.

  185. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Children’s documents will instead refer to Parent 1 and Parent 2. The move has angered conservatives and Christians who argue that it signals the country’s moral decline.

    Every Time I saw one of these, of which we have plenty here, I crossed them out and wrote in father and mother. these people are assholes.

  186. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Fisheries are going to get you,” a comment he interpreted as racist.

    Speciesist!

    Lots of speciesism at Café Bruce. The management was forced to behead the kookaburra’s tree a few weeks ago for several crimes. One was murder of an innocent letterbox. Also three days without electricity sucks.

    And therefore today I went to Bunnings and bought a letterbox. Anyone who sends a letter to Café Bruce will be graced by it. Then I went to a nursery and bought a tree.

    The new tree is half a metre tall and is called optimistically a Red Ironbark. Seeing that the new kiddie has a trunk about 3mm in diameter it means its bark is yet but the thinnest of thin layers of iron. I wish it a long life in my backyard.

    Why the tiniest of heroic Red Ironbarks is now in my yard is because of my sentence of high justice upon the malevolent red gum the kookas live in. It, being beyond the magic distance (5m) from my house, required a council development application to be approved in order to carry out the sentence. Only $135 and three weeks later the DA was approved. With a tiny ironclad condition:

    Approved subject to the conditions specified in this notice.

    1. The tree is to be replaced with the same species or other suitable Australian native species in an appropriate location within the property.

    Applies to one Eucalypt Tree located at front of property

    Right of Appeal

    If you are dissatisfied with this decision, Clause 12 of the State Environmental Planning
    Policy (Vegetation in Non Rural Areas) 2017 gives you the right to appeal to the Land and Environment Court within three (3) months of the determination date.

    Consequent of this ironclad condition I now have a tiny ironbark tree in my backyard.

    Which brings me to the kookaburra’s tree.

    Having applied the chainsaws of doom to my poor old red gum it has suddenly become the hottest of hot real estate. My fears that the kookas would decamp did not transpire. They were back right after the tree guys did the deed and have been carefully protecting their nestbox ever since (which is fun since I took the nestbox down just before they started chainsawing, cleaned it out then put it back up again after they left.) Mr Kooka often goes into it, to see if the inside is still there.

    Their martial prowess has been challenged by a range of worthy flat-buyers though. Most days the kookas have been dive bombing indian mynahs who want to nest in the possum hole, which is in the fork behind the nestbox. They’ve also had to chase away several white cockatoos. Watching a screaming kookaburra flying right on the tail of a fleeing cockie is fine entertainment!

    Then today was the most fun. Kookaburra screeching drew me outside to see what was happening. Mr Kookaburra was dive bombing the mynahs again. But the mynahs were jumping around excitedly on the limbs of the decapitated tree and screeching themselves. After a couple of minutes of this the reason for all the excitement manifested itself: a large light-grey coloured owl emerged from the possum hole and took off northwards. Poor thing thought ‘nice pad’ and moved in at dawn, only to be evicted by morning tea.

    Which leaves me the possums, whose possum hole it occasionally is. Harder to get to now the connecting branches have been cut away. So the possum has decided to sell up and move next door. Very hard to see on the WordPress picture gallery pic, but you can just make out the last couple inches of her tail sticking out of the hole in this photo.

    Such are the real estate wars in the suburbs.

  187. DrBeauGan

    Titania McGrath is great. The only problem is that satire has to be totally insane now to work at all, and even then it can fail because of genuine loonies. Like the vegan female mp in WA.

  188. bespoke

    Armadillo
    #2935036, posted on February 15, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    I give up. Tried my best.

    You did and the outcome is no surprise.

  189. Fisky

    Titania McGrath is almost certainly (the Twitter banned) Godrey Elfwick in drag.

  190. Old Lefty

    Is it legal to decline an LGBTQI etc etc advance in Yarragrad, or will one find oneself the recipient of a triple life sentence for homophobia, transphobia etc etc?

    For a display of hypocrisy that’s off the scale, by the way, see church-arson advocate Faine’s on the inequities of the Yarragrad justice system.

  191. Arky

    Virtue signalling warning:
    Met with my old Principal today.
    Going back one day a fortnight to do some volunteer tutoring. Got some experimental subjects, I mean students, lined up.
    Pretty damn excited.

  192. Bruce in WA

    2024 AD
    President H. R. Clinton invokes the president’s emergency powers to ban the carriage, possession or use of firearms and ammunition.
    Will there be or will there not be an armed uprising?
    Discuss.

    If she wants to see something that would make the Civil War …. errrr, Northern War of Aggression … look like a Sunday school fucking picnic, she should go right ahead! If she did that, she would find at least half the armed services and police force would join the “uprisers”.

  193. Tel

    – armoured horsemen charging into battle on horseback, using their lances on the right hand side of their horse, with their shields slung on their backs. Um, what’s the shield for, you blokes? You aim across the horse’s neck so you present an armoured front to the enemy, not open your unprotected right side.

    My understanding is that when a knight jousts against another knight (one on one, equal odds) there was traditionally a fence in the middle and yes they would have held the lance diagonally across the horse’s neck as you suggest, and they used a large shield with a little cutout on the right hand side to snuggle into the lance.

    However on the battlefield, if heavy cavalry were charging medium to heavy infantry (e.g. Battle of Agincourt) they would charge in a tight formation, horse pressed against horse, with lance straight forwards on right hand side (no room for an angled strike) and pointing downwards… while the men-at-arms often had some kind of speak, pike, bill hook, etc and would get down low and point their weapon upwards. Cavalry had shields strapped to their left arm and used far smaller shield in battle than jousting. Once the horses are scattered and out of tight formation, throw the lance away and draw a smaller weapon (very likely you will finish up off your horse with shield and sword, there isn’t time to muck around repositioning a shield and you need something you can work with in melee).

    I found this painting, a bit stylized but you see the general idea.

    https://www.britishbattles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9-web-AAA.jpg

  194. Bruce in WA

    Hark? Am I here?

    WGAF?

  195. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2935050, posted on February 15, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    Virtue signalling warning:
    Met with my old Principal today.
    Going back one day a fortnight to do some volunteer tutoring. Got some experimental subjects, I mean students, lined up.
    Pretty damn excited.

    You’re a brave man to return to the hellhole, Arky. Best of luck.

  196. Bushkid

    struth
    #2935032, posted on February 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm
    Bloodyy R button.
    and the y.
    It’s all going to shit hee

    A telegraphists nightmare then, struth?

  197. Kev

    ZippyChildren’s documents will instead refer to Parent 1 and Parent 2. Wifey getting a new passport online at Passport.gov.au. In the NOK section it has a drop down box for relationship. Partner, Defacto, etc but no Husband option. Down the bottom there was the demeaning Other option which then demanded more info. I clicked and typed in Husband.
    Stuff ’em

  198. Top Ender

    ‘The Last Kingdom’?

    Haven’t seen it Lizzie.

    Didn’t you have to buy your own armor back then?

    Depends who you were Bespoke. If you were part of a garrison your employer would fit you out. But it was all individualised stuff – no production line to speak of.

    Movie military mistakes are pretty common. One of the best was in the 1967 musical Camelot. When Lancelot meets Arthur for the first time they fight on horseback – with the lances engaging on the right hand side of their horse, negating the protection of their shields.

  199. DrBeauGan

    You’re a brave man to return to the hellhole, Arky. Best of luck.

    Ps. Tell the sprog she mustn’t punch any small boys for at least a month. Not even if they deserve it.

  200. Arky

    You’re a brave man to return to the hellhole, Arky. Best of luck.

    ..
    Nah. It will be great.
    All voluntary interactions, small group, if someone wants help, cool, if they don’t then help someone who does.
    + I’m not responsible for anything, no reports, no rolls, no detentions, no yard duty, no boring meetings. Don’t have to deal with dickheads.
    Just doing what I like: teaching maths to people who want to learn.

  201. bespoke

    When they leave out husband, son, daughter its not about inclusion its about power.

  202. DrBeauGan

    Just doing what I like: teaching maths to people who want to learn.

    Hope there are lots of them, Arky.

  203. Steve trickler

    January 22 , 1943.

    If this weather event repeated itself today, every climate change nutter would be frothing at the mouth.

    We’d have vision captured on phones today, posted to webz, live feeds etc. It’d be a circus.



  204. bespoke

    Kev you let her get a passport? I have barrel waiting for you after you renovate my kitchen.

  205. areff

    Well done, Arky. I really enjoyed a literacy program I took part in about 25 years ago. Got on so well with one of my proteges he asked me to provide an alibi for some youthful hijinx that led to a looming court appearance. I didn’t, but took some satisfaction in knowing he was able to read the charge sheet.

    Funny thing: he visited my then-home and was gobsmacked by the three shelves of books in the home office. On returning from the lavatory and passing through the livingroom, he exclaimed in absolute wonder “Yo, I can’t see the walls. All those books you have to read!”

    I though the “have” was telling. The education system had so failed him he regarded reading as some sort of imposition, not the delight and liberation a few good teachers could have made it for him.

    We’re three generations into post-literacy and the SJWs are the consequence.

  206. Top Ender

    My understanding Tel is that medieval battlefield combat went like this for cavalry:

    1) you started off with horse, shield and lance. You sought to exploit this combination to always hold the lance across the horse’s neck, and to always use the shield.

    2) the above was the best combination for use against similarly armed horsemen. The Crusader knights, squires and horsed men-at-arms (not all horsemen are “knights” – a meme much beloved of Hollywood) would hold to this as long as they could, but in the end the lance broke. Although they had spares eventually he would resort to his backup weapon, often a mace or more usually a sword. This was wielded in the right hand, with the shield retained.

    3) Often the shield was also damaged, and thrown away. But it would leave the horsemen vulnerable on his left. If you could work with other horsemen to protect this then you would.

    4) Lance use against an infantry soldier could indeed see the lance used on the right – why not. They were also attacked with the sword or mace. The speed and weight of the horse and rider were one of the main weapons – all that kinetic energy made a fearsome combination.

  207. Tel

    There’s a famous Eastern European painting (see top, right in Wikipedia page). Shows light cavalry at the top (funny hats instead of helmets because they were Hussars) with almost no armour, but shield and light lance. On close inspection, carried a cavalry sabre (zoom into picture).

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

    The heavy cavalry are lined up in close pack in the middle of the painting, fully armoured with no shield at all. Also cannons in the picture which was around 1500 so they would have been pretty dodgy cannon, probably only one shot each per battle.

    It’s about the only battle the Lithuanians ever won, so they celebrate it a lot!

  208. Atoms for Peace

    Arky. As a sideline, you could get them into some critical thinking. Most of the curriculum is pabulum, so it’s fair game.

  209. Black Ball

    If us whites wee in that situation it would be the same dismal affair, being born into the socialist hell of the welfare apartheid no go zones.

    Struth mate it’s happening now. Lakemba, Rotherham etc. All Leftist policy of appeasement. Any government that would spurn identity politics would be in power for a generation. In my mind, people have had enough of this shit

  210. Arky

    We’re three generations into post-literacy and the SJWs are the consequence.

    ..
    The system is rooted.

  211. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just doing what I like: teaching maths to people who want to learn.

    Ahem.
    Bonus Mentoring in How To Launch a Successful YouTube Career.
    You really need to sell yourself better.
    Be Positive!

  212. cohenite

    Hark! In America, the percent of men who count as attracted enough to men to have sex with them probably runs around 4 to 5 %.

    You sound really gay.

  213. Black Ball

    Said it before, Abbie Gelmi has great form.

  214. areff

    The system is rooted.

    Quite deliberately. What the Alphas and Betas want and need is a large and constant pool of Epsilons and Gammas.

  215. DrBeauGan

    Hark! In America, the percent of men who count as attracted enough to men to have sex with them probably runs around 4 to 5 %.

    You sound really gay.

    He’s being optimistic, Cohenite.

  216. C.L.

    The NRL season begins tonight with – literally – “Aborigines vs. Maoris.”
    Next week: Chinamen vs. Polacks.

  217. Empire 5:5

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2934993, posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:22 pm
    2024 AD
    President H. R. Clinton invokes the president’s emergency powers to ban the carriage, possession or use of firearms and ammunition.
    Will there be or will there not be an armed uprising?
    Discuss.

    Wrong timeline. KKKlinton power has been neutralised. Humanity dodged the bullet.

  218. Top Ender

    That prize idiot Nicholas Reece is running a line on Sky that 78% of Twitter users want “refugees” brought to Oz for medical treatment.

    Funny thing that this argument has come to the fore before the election. One would think it would have been best hidden from view as a policy until after Shorten wins.

  219. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hark! In America, the percent of men who count as attracted enough to men to have sex with them probably runs around 4 to 5 %.

    Hark – Here are some estimated statistics:

    Men attracted to anuses: 4 to 5 %
    Men attracted to male anuses: 4 to 5 %
    Men attracted to dog, cats, llamas, horses etc: 4 to 5 %
    Men attracted to anything with a hole in it: 4 to 5 %

    Furthermore:

    “Of course not silly”, Gailet replied, shaking her head, “You’re a [male]. A male…will screw a goat, or a leaf, if nothing better is available.”

    From Uplift War, by David Brin.

    Brin is a good SF author, even if a lefty. Uplift War is marvellous.

  220. Old School Conservative

    Nicholas Reece was asked by Paul Murray “Would you expect all medical evacuees who get treatment in Australia to stay permanently in Australia?”
    “Yes” was his unsurprising answer.
    If the SFL had half a brain they would replay that on the half hour every half hour for the next 3 months.

  221. calli

    Pretty damn excited.

    Of course you are. You’re a born teacher.

  222. areff

    Couldn’t find the story (from the 90’s) about the astute american farmer who realised some nocturnal visitor was taking liberties with his ewes (visitor wasn’t homosexual, obviously). Asked how he came to that conclusion, the farmer replied that he went out to the barn one morning and found a sheep wearing a blue baby doll nightie.

    There is this, however, for lovers of horse flesh:

    https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/3bjdpw/ten-years-ago-mr-hands-got-fucked-to-death-by-a-horse-716

  223. twostix

    That prize idiot Nicholas Reece is running a line on Sky that 78% of Twitter users want “refugees” brought to Oz for medical treatment.

    The political left, unable to win elections on their actual platform, have quite seriously mentally replaced democracy and the demos with twitter and twitter users (themselves).

    The people are absolutely nuts. It’s a real problem – about 30% of the white european middle class has literally gone mad.

    Last time that happened we ended up with fifty years of death and slaughter.

  224. Kev

    Bespoke..A passport for her means peace and quite for me back at the home front. A barrel….hmm…now there’s a thought.

  225. Bruce of Newcastle

    Second hand A380’s will be very popular.
    New at over half a billion bucks they’re too expensive to pay back the capital cost.
    But depreciation is your friend: a half price A380 say 7 years old could give a fine ROI.
    That’s why I like to buy 7 year old second hand cars – they’ve been run in successfully.
    Ten, fifteen, twenty years remaining to return the investment.

  226. Tailgunner

    Trump in ‘very good health overall,’ physical exam finds

    The God Emperor needs no physical.
    Trump is the only Pres that looks younger two years in.
    Go Trump, you Magnificent bastard.

  227. egg_

    Hark? Am I here?

    No, you’re sleepwalking – go back to bed.

  228. bespoke

    Yep a nice comfortable artisanal barrel.

  229. Confused Old Misfit

    Empire 5:5
    #2935086, posted on February 15, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Any Democratic Party nominee.
    Your choice.
    The question still stands.

  230. Tel

    Funny thing that this argument has come to the fore before the election. One would think it would have been best hidden from view as a policy until after Shorten wins.

    I was at first confused by what seems like flagrantly poor discipline at times like this … almost suicidal.

    However, I heard a really good explanation of one of the weaknesses of a culture centered around hollow virtue signalling. They think they are going to win (and statistically they are likely to win) therefore winning means booty, power and inevitably a pecking order in the new regime. To win a better position at the King’s table after the victory … it is necessary to be loudly and obviously visible before the victory. You must say things that are bolder and grander (and let’s face it, crazier) than anything the others are saying. That’s their currency of proof that they are hyper-loyal to the cause… fully committed, you understand? Can’t remember who figured this out first.

    The upshot of this is they will blab all of their plans now in the most extreme form … even though they know it’s a silly thing to say … because each individual has to do that lest they appear to be a lukewarm supporter. Later when the expected victory comes up they will be able to say, “See? I was with you 100% from the beginning!”

    To put in economic terms they are “thinking on the margin” where after a presumed victory the marginal outcome for each “Lefty” individual is determined by how loudly they crow beforehand.

  231. Tailgunner

    I’ve been talking up the Revolution around the traps in central Yarragrad.
    Much support. %30 I reckon.
    Walk past bouncer… He stops me…
    Says – “So who’s going to lead this revolution? ”
    Haha
    Let’s start this Thing.
    The Deplorables are many.

  232. thefrollickingmole

    Ok, a slightly different end to the day.

    Had a dog brought in for treatment, it had been “Steve Irwined” by a stingray at the beach.
    Puncture straight through the breastbone & pissing dark venous blood.

    Had to use Dr google to try and work out what bit of anatomy was hit, possibly liver.

    Stopped the bleeding & the dogs owners are now on a 400km drive to the vets.

    Not bad fun playing the vet instead of treating people.

  233. Tailgunner

    The Revolution supports mass immigration.

  234. struth

    I’d like to know the percentage of lesbians who use dildos.
    Those that do obviously have issues and an abhorrence of the male genitalia is not one of them.
    The reverse is actually true.
    So all up we’ve got roughly 4 percent, which is a figure I’d agree with.

    Just wait until safe schools has been operating a few years and other sexual deviants have been abusing our kids.
    It’ll be 40%
    But it won’t because the mussies will take straight over, not allowing their sons to become pussies.
    And the women who have been abusing their white western men can watch their daughters being raped by sand monkeys while a snivelling tranny cries in the corner, finding out what woke really means.

  235. Elle

    Struth,

    Only that you raise the issue of dildos.

    Dude, they are so out dated. Jetson’s era.

    Bring yourselves up to date.

    I have been told here by a couple of contributors, who don’t like me, to go purchase one. Seriously, they need to update their mantra. It’s so outdated.

    You are right; it is a myth that lesbians use dildos because they have an abhorrence of male genitalia. Doesn’t make sense, does it.

  236. MatrixTransform

    I’d like to know the percentage of lesbians who use dildos.

    any number over zero renders the homme-hatred politic as pointless.

    until they get control.

    then one male can fertilize squillions.

    …is there a genetics expert in the house ?

  237. bespoke

    Is it Twilight Zone theme time or has it moved onto allice in the looking glass?

  238. MatrixTransform

    like that void was designed to be filled with anything but rhetoric.

    the Room Full of Lesbians theorem

  239. urb

    bespoke
    #2935118, posted on February 15, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    roll up, roll up?

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