Wednesday Forum: March 27, 2019

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  1. .

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  2. Arky

    Sorry, Forgot the h on the end

  3. bespoke

    Stop the obvious gas lighting 173509.

    # When is your manifesto coming out,1735099?

  4. egg_

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    There’s a tune for it:

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    Drone victims ‘radicalised’ at mosque
    NICOLE MATHEWSON·09:49, Jun 05 2014
    Stuff

    The parents of a man killed by a drone in Yemen say he was “radicalised” in Christchurch. But preachers at the city mosque say they are moderates.
    Christchurch’s Muslim leaders say they are shocked and “disturbed” by claims two men killed in a drone strike in Yemen were introduced to radical Islam at their mosque.
    Australian Christopher Havard, 27, and dual New Zealand-Australian national Daryl Jones were killed by a missile fired by a US drone in November.
    Australia’s ABC news yesterday reported the pair had been on an Australian Federal Police watchlist because of their links to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terror group.
    Havard and Jones – who went by the name Muslim bin John – reportedly met in Christchurch after Havard converted to Islam.
    Havard’s mother and stepfather, Bronwen and Neill Dowrick, said their son joined the local mosque and told them that was where he first encountered radical Islam.
    “When he moved into the mosque he realised what they were trying to convert people to. That’s when he left and went to Dunedin. He didn’t agree with what they were teaching,” they said.
    The then-imam of the Christchurch mosque, Hisham el Zeiny, said he had “never seen any signs of radical Islam” in Christchurch.
    Havard had joined the mosque after asking to do community service there and appeared to be a “very normal guy”.
    El Zeiny said there had been no system for teaching newcomers about Islam at the time of Canterbury’s earthquakes because the disaster disrupted normal activities.
    He thought Havard could have turned to the internet to learn more and “probably” encountered radical Islam there, where it was “easy…to stray”.
    Documents released by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs revealed Havard was a suspect in the AQAP kidnapping of three Westerners in Yemen in December 2012. The trio were released about six months later.
    Muslim Association of Canterbury president Mohamed Jama said Havard was “always in the mosque” during the two years he lived in Christchurch and seemed to be a “normal man”.
    Jama said he understood Havard left Christchurch to work in a halal slaughterhouse in Invercargill and later flew to Yemen.
    Dr Mohammad Alayan, a former senior member of the Christchurch Mosque, said claims of radical Islam in Christchurch were “not true”.
    “The mosque in Christchurch is very against that. Islam is all about peace.”
    Farid Ahmed, who delivers weekly sermons at the mosque, said he was “disturbed” by the allegations and worried about the effect it could have on how people perceived the Muslim community.
    “I don’t believe it. Our community here, most of them are refugees; I myself came from Bangladesh 26 years ago. We are very grateful because this country opened their hearts to us.”
    Radical speakers could be found online but such material “has nothing to do with the mosque or the mosque community”, he said.
    “If [Havard’s family] have any evidence they should provide it so we can deal with it, because we want to stop it.”
    Richard Jackson, of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Otago University, said he was sceptical of the allegations from Havard’s family and feared it could damage the mosque’s reputation.
    “To think that they had to go all the way to Christchurch to get this material is a little bit farfetched. I’d be highly suspicious of this report.”
    He believed the pair would have “radicalised themselves” through material found online.
    Speaking from Tonga yesterday, Prime Minister John Key said he did not believe Christchurch was a base for radical Islam but the security and intelligence services (SIS) were there “to monitor any lead that we might have if there’s somebody trying to undertake the radicalisation of people”.
    “Where the Government has reason to believe that it has relevant information, you can assume that we would take that appropriate steps to monitor that,” Key said.

  6. Mater

    1735099
    #2973972, posted on March 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    People who say law abiding people with no criminal record should not have a right to self defence do not care about these people

    That is not what I’m saying.
    …If they had any sense they’d do something about it. That “something” doesn’t mean that law abiding people couldn’t possess a weapon for self defence.

    So do you support self-defence being a lawful reason to own a firearm in Australia?

  7. Rockdoctor

    Note today that Australian flags are at half mast today in support of the NZ mosque massacre that occurred two weeks ago.

    Just an observation, we already did this on the Saturday after the event as a mark of respect. Just curious and maybe one of the more knowledgeable Cat’s with a background in protocol could help, why again?

  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    Search for this article online good people.
    You may find it interesting.

    Drone victims ‘radicalised’ at m¤sque
    NICOLE MATHEWSON·09:49, Jun 05 2014
    Stuff NZ

  9. rickw

    It initially shows a steady decline from 1991 until 1996, when the rate of decline increases steeply from 1996 until 1998. There is a slight rise in 1999, and a similar fall in 2000. Something caused the change in trend in 1996, and it is most likely the NFA.

    So a law has effect before it was implemented, and a trend can only be attributed to that law when it moves in the direction that it should have moved it.

    Yes, please read all of the information, even the ABS has extreme difficulty gleaning any statistically significant impact from the NFA. Taking the Millions spent and settling it on fire in the back yard could have done as much.

  10. calli

    Yes, Stimps. This unfortunate connection was made hours after the attack. Not all is as it seems, but as usual, it’s the innocent who suffer.

  11. Eyrie

    Interesting Stimpson, Google doesn’t find it, DDG does.

    Can’t trust Google.

  12. Overburdened

    On my first surf safari
    (1958Humber Vogue with 2 mad Tasmanian’s. One rode a twin fin. I was the young bloke invited so I never said anything but it scarred me for life. Apologies to MR)
    Surfing Burleigh come off a wave, pristine headland now occupied by Surfers Paradise.
    Fn needed the anti-rock stackers back then.

  13. bespoke

    How do you voice to text ### or *** do you have to spell it out out? Do’s that make sound even more a loon?

  14. So a law has effect before it was implemented, and a trend can only be attributed to that law when it moves in the direction that it should have moved it.

    The trend changed after the NFA.
    You’ve conveniently ignored the second study.

    Your problem.

  15. So do you support self-defence being a lawful reason to own a firearm in Australia?

    Owning a firearm is legal in Australia.
    What you do with it is up to you.
    If you misuse it, you’ll be dealt with by the law.
    Same holds for a motor vehicle.

  16. Overburdened

    Lead article atm on news.com.au

    (Paraphrasing) Homos given SHOCKING advice.

    Basically if you want to go to some places act straight.

    Seems like sound advice to me, unless they are targeting a social media/ today show gig for being persecuted when they offend the local custom.

  17. Mater

    Owning a firearm is legal in Australia.

    Only if you have an acceptable reason to do so.
    Self-defence is not one of them.
    Again, do you support law abiding citizens being allowed to own a firearm for self defence?

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

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  19. Overburdened

    Same holds for a fucking toothbrush you dickhead.
    I don’t talk to fuckwits I’m telling you.

  20. .

    The trend changed after the NFA.
    You’ve conveniently ignored the second study.

    No, it didn’t. Your study was a graph that showed nothing at all.

    Dr Don Weatherburn notes that there was no change. He is more credible than Crapman and Alpers.

  21. rickw

    The trend changed after the NFA.
    You’ve conveniently ignored the second study.

    The second study was by?

  22. jupes

    I am going to do a George Clooney and am now boycotting all the hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

    Had one of the best piss-ups in my life in Brunei back in the day. An all-nighter with a bathtub full of Aussie beer! Earlier in the trip we had found a bar within a few hours of arriving.

    Brunei – a piss-heads paradise!

  23. Oh come on

    Pencil necked Schiff – by God, Trump is right! He does have a pencil neck. It’s freakishly skinny. Never noticed before.

  24. vlad

    cohenite
    #2973800, posted on March 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Did Trump actually say the wussia hoax was bullshit during his speech?

    Yes. In the first five minutes he said “the collusion delusion is over”.

    If he died tomorrow (God forbid) he still – already – would have done what no other President has done since Reagan: left the US in better shape than he found it.

  25. Roger

    Just an observation, we already did this on the Saturday after the event as a mark of respect. Just curious and maybe one of the more knowledgeable Cat’s with a background in protocol could help, why again?

    Official memorial service in Christchurch.

    Presumably ordered by the PM, who historically has discretion in these matters, although I think it better to come from the G-G.

  26. Empire 5:5

    Based:

    In today’s world of fire hose information from every direction, the greatest human superpower is the ability to filter out all the dishonest streams of misinformation coming from all the dirty outlets that have lost all credibility.

    I will never read another story about even baseball in The Washington Post ever again — now that I know just how fully committed they are to distorting every little thing.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/28/the-nuclear-option-new-york-times-washington-post-lose-russian-roulette/

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    Yesss!

    Tinder date tomorrow……

    Might not work out though. She’s a bit old for me – she’s my age.

  28. 1735099

    Again do you support law abiding citizens being allowed to own a firearm for self defence?

    Self defence is a legal defence to a charge of causing injury or death in defence of the person.
    The means of causing injury or death would be taken into account whether a firearm, a knife, or a blunt instrument was used.
    The notion that a firearm is somehow sancrosanct is a product of frontier culture, favoured by adolescents and adult gun wankers.
    Real adults left that behind two hundred years ago.

  29. cohenite

    thefrollickingmole

    #2973963, posted on March 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Very good.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    jupes

    #2973931, posted on March 29, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Note today that Australian flags are at half mast today in support of the NZ mosque massacre that occurred two weeks ago.

    I think I’ll just tuck that little fact away for comparison with future events.

    How about comparing with past events.
    I don’t recall a 14 day mourning period after the French truck massacre, or any other Moozley atrocity for that matter.

  31. Arky

    I’m changing my stage name to “Adult Gun Wanker”.

  32. Tel

    Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

    – Mao Zedong, 1927

    Real adults left that behind two hundred years ago.

    I’ll bet you would never have had the balls to say that to the Chairman’s face … I’m right aren’t I?

  33. Tel

    Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

    – Mao Zedong, 1927

    Real adults left that behind two hundred years ago.

    I’ll bet you would never have had the ⚽⚽ to say that to the Chairman’s face … I’m right aren’t I?

  34. Arky

    The gun wanker drank his cultured frontier product.
    Someone has to reassemble the word salad into something comprehensible.

  35. Tel

    The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world… The first step – in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come – is to teach men to shoot!

    – Theodore Roosevelt

  36. Rockdoctor

    Roger
    #2974006, posted on March 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Ta.

    Deja vu with rain again this season, Bohle R up to Bridge again today nearly closing off the lower northbound section of the Bruce Hwy again. I did hear was cut up towards Ingham in places for a period. Looks like the 5 failed wet seasons are being delivered at once… For all it’s failings still love being up this way…

  37. Mater

    1735099
    #2973972, posted on March 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    People who say law abiding people with no criminal record should not have a right to self defence do not care about these people

    That is not what I’m saying.
    …If they had any sense they’d do something about it. That “something” doesn’t mean that law abiding people couldn’t possess a weapon for self defence.

    So all of the above is just bloviation and you would not allow law abiding people to possess a weapon for self defence.
    Your facade is paper thin, Bob.

  38. Tel

    Looks like the 5 failed wet seasons are being delivered at once…

    More valuable fresh water headed straight for the ocean then?

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
    – Mao Zedong, 1927

    And for Numbers:

    You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

    – Isoroku Yamamoto (apocryphal)

    That is why America has half a billion firearms. Major power conflict hasn’t been abolished, just deterred.

    We on the other hand have few firearms, no nuclear weapons, lots of yummy resources and a political class with the brains of a dog turd.

  40. Rafiki redux

    Numbers at 6.25. If taping did take place in Yeppoon, it might be, as I suggested, unlawful. Do you accept this? This sting by a foreign owned entity, and being a direct intervention in our political affairs, is very serious. Its lawfulness musr be pursued.

  41. bespoke

    a time when their ABC strove to be objective and impartial.

    Did they really or is it that nobody knew better until the internet. I remember when blogs became a thing and the MSM complaining how bad the new influence was. It was like the gate keepers where caught with there pants down.

  42. 1735099

    Your facade is paper thin….

    And you can’t read.
    I’ll spell it out.
    Law abiding people (who, like Martin Bryant, are law abiding before they actually break the law) can possess a weapon for whatever purpose they see fit.
    What they do with that weapon is subject to the rule of law.
    Why are firearms special?

  43. Armadillo

    Tinder date tomorrow……

    Are you going to live stream it? Sponge Pants Bob at least had the courtesy to blog his date on the Cat.

  44. .

    The notion that a firearm is somehow sancrosanct is a product of frontier culture, favoured by adolescents and adult gun wankers.
    Real adults left that behind two hundred years ago.

    No, just that a 5’1″ woman stands a better chance against a mugger with a 9 mm Glock than a K-bar or a telescopic baton.

    If only we let them carry guns (or pepper spray).

    “Real adults” just apply a new Facebook filter. Pray for Jill Meahger, amirite?

  45. rickw

    We on the other hand have few firearms, no nuclear weapons, lots of yummy resources and a political class with the brains of a dog turd.

    Very accurate, except for the dog turd bit, should be something worse than a dog turd.

  46. .

    Law abiding people (who, like Martin Bryant, are law abiding before they actually break the law) can possess a weapon for whatever purpose they see fit.

    Not true. Someone broke the law. It wasn’t enforced.

    Why are firearms special?

    Because you obsess over them, you dribbling moron.

  47. 1735099

    We, on the other hand….

    Better emigrate across the Pacific, real quick.
    Apparently since Fatty 5D arrived, it’s not as straightforward as it used to be.
    Bye…..

  48. .

    Fatty? Why don’t you go to North Korea, champ?

    You can have all the gun control and socialism you desire.

  49. Rockdoctor

    Tel
    #2974023, posted on March 29, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Yup. Bohle isn’t too good to dam catchment too shallow but there are better undammed rivers up towards Ingham/North Tropical Coast that would have the required depth to surface ratio to alleviate the horrendous evaporation rate we get up this way. I and most of us in the north are for dams but those who dictate matters for the good of the SE in George st including one odious individual from Sth Brisbane won’t have a bar of it.

  50. Mater

    Law abiding people (who, like Martin Bryant, are law abiding before they actually break the law) can possess a weapon for whatever purpose they see fit.

    No, they can not.
    Do you support a change to the law to allow law abiding Australians to acquire a weapon for self defence, as per your previous statement?

  51. .

    Can’t believe bloviating Bob got that one through (I only caught the other lie).

    Good catch, Mater.

    Self-defence is not a valid reason. Personal carry must be approved by the Commissioner of Police.

  52. 1735099

    This sting …..is very serious

    No, just very well organised.
    Very smart journalism, revealing PHON as the Tax eating scam it is.

  53. MatrixTransform

    Real adults left that behind two hundred years ago.

    didnt the same bloke just say he was in ‘nam with a gun ??

  54. rickw

    Why are firearms special?

    It’s not actually about firearms, it’s about The People having individual weapons parity with The State.

    If The State adopted Rail Guns as individual weapons for their enforcers then The People should have access to the same.

    Vikpol having 800 Assault Rifles and citizens having an assortment of bolt guns is not a recipe for The State playing nice.

  55. Roger

    The notion that a firearm is somehow sancrosanct is a product of frontier culture, favoured by adolescents and adult gun wankers.</em

    Er…no, it's deeply embedded in English law as an extension of the natural right to self preservation.

    Which is why positive law is required to extinguish the natural right.

  56. 1735099

    No they can not.

    Bullshit.
    I can own, say, a bolt action .22 if I follow the procedures.
    I can also own a motor vehicle if I follow the procedures.
    As a law abiding citizen I am bound by legislation in terms of what I do with these pieces of kit.
    Anything else is irrelevant wankery.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    No livestreaming. Yonder there be dragons.

    I’ll provide a detailed commentary after I’ve climbed out of her window. Hopefully it’ll go better than the one where the chick wanted her husband to find us in flagrante so she could get a divorce.

    ‘Would you like to come in and see my etchings?’ is still cool, right?

  58. Bruce of Newcastle

    Firearms are boring anyway. So many new things out there like Putin’s barf gun. I think a fentanyl sprayer would be an ultimate weapon: with a tank of fentanyl solution you could give thousands of people death by ecstasy.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2974037, posted on March 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Law abiding people (who, like Martin Bryant, are law abiding before they actually break the law) can possess a weapon for whatever purpose they see fit.

    No, they can not.
    Do you support a change to the law to allow law abiding Australians to acquire a weapon for self defence, as per your previous statement?

    Spot on.
    Self defence means I can keep it in my home, right?
    I have absolutely fuck all chance of getting a permit to keep a firearm in my home.
    Oh, and if I write “self defence” on my application it will go straight in the bin, with a note to local Plod that I am someone to be watched.

  60. .

    No, you shall not own firearms in Australia for self defence.

    A carry permit must be signed off by the Police Commissioner personally (non/very few have ever been granted, AFAIK).

    https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/firearms/licences/licence_and_genuine_reasons

    Border farmer has guns taken after confronting man armed with a knife at his home

    https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4927063/border-farmer-has-guns-taken-after-confronting-man-armed-with-a-knife-at-his-home/

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/panel-beater-had-about-60-bongs-40-stubbies-before-shooting-intruder-dead-court-told-20141007-10r9xk.html

    “Justice Lasry said the worst part was that D’Angelo went for the gun instead of picking up the phone and calling triple-0 when he saw the three men trying to break into his factory.”

    Which is incredible considering he was once a criminal lawyer and defence against a group of attackers and home invasion (the shooter slept in his own factory) up to the point of lawful killing has been in the common law since time immemorial.

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘No, they can not.’

    This statement is correct, window licker. Certain types of firearm are regulated for sale and/or disposal provided the prospective owner can demonstrate a legitimate need for them, not just ‘follow procedures’ you imbecile. You can’t have a pump action shotgun because you followed procedure and filled in a form.

    If you tap dance and play your cards right, you can have a Duster 40mm belt fed grenade launcher.

    And sadly, self defence is not a need.

  62. Mater

    Bullshit.
    I can own, say, a bolt action .22 if I follow the procedures.

    Follow all the procedures you wish. If you’re wanting it for self defence (and are honest about it), you can’t.
    What you are suggesting is that if you want to own a bolt action rifle for self defence, you’re going to have to lie with regards to the reason for ownership.
    So your wonderful gun control system encourages people to commence ownership responsibilities with a lie (and breaking the law).

  63. Leigh Lowe

    Bobby talk bullshit.
    When I was living on a semi-rural property I applied for a “bolt action .22” licence (or equivalent).
    After lots of fucking around I was permitted a single shot high powered air rifle.
    A slug gun FFS.
    I declined.

  64. Tintarella di Luna

    On the OZ website 2 stories sit one above the other – Viewers complain over Get Krak’n and below that (watch out incoming!) ABC stained by Hanson sting. Gee the ABC really is a disgrace – where’s Ita

  65. Tel

    I think a fentanyl sprayer would be an ultimate weapon …

    Gosh! They should make that illegal.

    Come to think of it … all chemical weapons should be illegal!

  66. Roger

    I can own, say, a bolt action .22 if I follow the procedures.

    But not for self defence, and if you do so use it, even in reasonable circumstances, you’ll be liable to at least five years imprisonment and the loss of your gun license.

    Meanwhile, most of the guns in Australia are in the hands of criminals.

  67. egg_

    Tinder date tomorrow……

    Are you going to live stream it? Sponge Pants Bob at least had the courtesy to blog his date on the Cat.

    So long as Squarepants Numbers Bob doesn’t.

  68. Boambee John

    Numbers at 2026

    Real adults left that behind two hundred years ago.

    That would be some 35 years before Eureka, which (regardless of your inaccurate take on the event) you honour by using the Eureka flag as your gravatar.

    So your latest view is that the Eureka rebels, rather than taking up arms for their cause, should actually have been “Real adults [who] left that behind” 35 years earlier?

  69. egg_

    Viewers complain over Get Krak’n and below that (watch out incoming!) ABC stained by Hanson sting.

    LMFAO!
    The Trumble Effect?
    Trumble Trickledown Effect?

  70. .

    Windradyne was 10 years too late in being a “real adult”.

  71. .

    The LDP Memes page had Jacqui Lambie calling trickle-down, “triple down”.

    Seems as though she’s disenfranchised with La Rouchian economics. I always said the “triple curve” was bullshit!

  72. Tintarella di Luna

    In that Get Krak!n finale defecating skit — (how very very ladylike too) I notices it was the rather robust very light-skinned indigenous girl that was called up on act out the bodily evacuation — I was wondering if that was a subtle indication that she was more full of it than the other dusky maid?

  73. 1735099

    Meanwhile most of the guns in Australia are in the hands of criminals

    And your solution is to allow more firearms into that community and allow military stlyle weapons which eventually find their way into criminal hands.

    Now that would really solve the problem.
    Grow up.

  74. cohenite

    Bullshit.
    I can own, say, a bolt action .22 if I follow the procedures.
    I can also own a motor vehicle if I follow the procedures.
    As a law abiding citizen I am bound by legislation in terms of what I do with these pieces of kit.
    Anything else is irrelevant wankery.

    Right, let’s get you further in the corner: you’re home with your loved ones, your legal weapons in the safe separate from the mags and ammo; fred the local sud drug dealer and 2 of his mates start kicking your front door down; you ring the police who say they’re 30 minutes away: do you:

    1 Unlock the safes, load the weapons and shoot the bastards as they barge in shouting they’re going to fuck your womenfolk and castrate you

    2 Cower in the corner as recommended by the victoristan police cu.ts

    Answer truthfully, bearing in mind that if you use the weapon for self defence you will be charged as has happened.

  75. bespoke

    Answer truthfully

    LOL…1735099 LOL…

  76. Mater

    1735099
    #2973972, posted on March 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    People who say law abiding people with no criminal record should not have a right to self defence do not care about these people

    That is not what I’m saying.
    …If they had any sense they’d do something about it. That “something” doesn’t mean that law abiding people couldn’t possess a weapon for self defence.

    Stop deflecting.
    Do you support a change to the law to allow law abiding Australians to acquire a weapon for self defence, as per the statement above?

  77. Tintarella di Luna

    Tiinta! Any news yet?

    Nooooooo I have been very very restrained and have only asked once “any twinges” — Amazing Grace is really really shy but we’ll fix that when she gets here. I am going to go to a solemn Mass at the St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday and will pray fervently for her safe arrival. My gorgeous daughter-in-law is a nurse and my sister-in-law is one of the best midwives in the country so between them Grace is in good hands, so to speak.

    I will make the announcement when the happy event occurs. In the meantime I am remaining calm, serene and practising to be a Nonna.

  78. Gab

    Oh very exciting times, Tinta. Include a prayer to St Gianna Molla for a safe delivery.

  79. egg_

    that Get Krak!n finale defecating skit

    The final act on an upcoming Q&A?
    SnowCone: “I’ll take that as a comment!”

  80. bespoke

    Tinta

    practising to be a Nonna

    Give them red cordial and send them home. 😉

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Right, let’s get you further in the corner: you’re home with your loved ones, your legal weapons in the safe separate from the mags and ammo; fred the local sud drug dealer and 2 of his mates start kicking your front door down; you ring the police who say they’re 30 minutes away: do you

    You’re home one Sunday afternoon, just you and the lady of the house, a carload of rather truculent individuals pulls up at the front of the house, you ask them their business, they loudly and abusively declare their intentions of taking whatever they want, and doing grievous bodily harm to to anyone who gets in their way, you ring the police, that phone is answered by a copper from a station two hundred kilometers away…in your own time…

  82. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers – Switzerland is a very law abiding nation. Probably the most peaceful in Europe. Every house has a military assault rifle.

  83. Overburdened

    KD don’t forget the jar of curry sauce like Barry McKenzie showed to be a winner with the girls.

  84. Roger

    And your solution is to allow more firearms into that community and allow military stlyle weapons which eventually find their way into criminal hands.

    Don’t verbal me; we were talking about .22 bolt action rifles, as you well know.

  85. rickw

    And your solution is to allow more firearms into that community and allow military stlyle weapons which eventually find their way into criminal hands.

    The criminals have military weapons right now, not military “style” weapons but actual military weapons. The muzzies have been getting as many weapons in as they can. What weapons? AK-47’s based on what they’ve been spraying each other’s houses with during drive by’s.

    So your solution is to keep everyone else disarmed and hope the muzzies keep their attention focussed on each other?

    You really have some serious issues.

  86. Tel

    At least in theory, the Swiss are not allowed to keep any ammo with their national service military rifles.

    There are quite a number of privately owned guns as well, but not as many as the USA.

    There’s also no Swiss cities equivalent to places like Chicago, therefore fewer of the statistical outriggers.

  87. Snoopy

    I see Yusuf Islam featured at the Christchurch memorial service. Is he still hanging out for the opportunity to saw Salman Rushdie’s head off?

  88. Overburdened

    Out of interest KD
    I used to be a bouncer in a house of ill repute.
    After about 10ish and the girls were getting lethargic my job was to get under the bed and bounce them.
    Advise via the open thread if assistance is required.

  89. Snoopy

    I see Yoosuf 1slam featured at the Christchurch memorial service. Is he still hanging out for the opportunity to saw Salman Rushdie’s head off?

  90. 1735099

    You really have some serious issues.

    Not really.
    I’m not paranoid enough to obsess about what I might do if my home is invaded.
    Given that I’ve lived for 70+ years in all parts of the country without this happening, I’m OK to take my chances. It’s called situational awareness and common sense, something obviously lacking in the cowboys who frequent this scrufulous blog.
    Ironically perhaps, I feel a lot safer unarmed than I did during the time I carried a locked and loaded SLR.
    I live in the real world. It’s time you wankers did the same.

  91. .

    The issue is you want to tell others how to live their lives, numbers.

  92. Leigh Lowe

    What the fuck is a sadistical outrigger?

  93. candy

    between them Grace is in good hands, so to speak.

    Is the little one to be called Grace, tinta? a beautiful name.

  94. MatrixTransform

    did somebody say ontological holedigger?

  95. Tel

    What the fuck is a sadistical outrigger?

    You paddle a mean canoe there, bro.

  96. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I live in the real world. It’s time you wankers did the same.

    In the leafy suburbs, with a mobile phone at your elbow, and the friendly police station, just down the road?

  98. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    hmmm I think numbers has outlived his welcome, the non stop stream of insults is lowering the tone here

  99. Mater

    I live in the real world. It’s time you wankers did the same.

    I live in a world where my friend and her husband tried to hold their front door closed whilst a certain group chopped through it with machetes in the middle of the night.
    His hand will never be the same again and the couple never went back to the house after they evacuated that night. No one was arrested.
    They were considered to be lucky.
    Most such incidents don’t make it to the news.

    Most of your 70+ years were spent in a different Australia. One that you seem intent on denying to my children.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Probably best I don’t have a gun licence.
    Might want to take a pot-shot at Bruce McAvaney.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ironically perhaps, I feel a lot safer unarmed than I did during the time I carried a locked and loaded SLR.

    Any Cats who learned their trade on the L1A1 ever remember the command to “lock and load?” I remember “load” “action” and “instant.”

  102. MatrixTransform

    No one was arrested

    ah, the vibrant suburbs of machete-controlled Melbourne no doubt

    imagine how much worse things would be if those licensed machetes fell into criminal hands

  103. Mater

    Any Cats who learned their trade on the L1A1 ever remember the command to “lock and load?” I remember “load” “action” and “instant.”

    We know Bobs attitude towards ‘Americanisation’.

    https://youtu.be/i066Jm5R1tQ

  104. Overburdened

    It’s a worry when most people who are generally sane don’t understand the point you’re trying to make, based on what I’ve seen.

  105. cohenite

    Right, another moderated post where I insult numbers.

  106. John Constantine

    Vikpol have created the enviroment where if a home invader becomes shot and the homeowner calls an ambulance and the home invader survives, the home owner loses everything and goes to jail.

    If the home invader simply vanishes, then Vikpol do not punish the homeowner at all.

    This perverse incentive will wash through the communal awareness.

    South Africa here we come.

    Comrades.

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We know Bobs attitude towards ‘Americanisation’.

    The irony was not lost on me, Mater.

  108. MatrixTransform

    the home invader probably tripped and fell on his own machete officer

  109. JC

    Cronkers

    Are you really a divorce lawyer? I just went out with friends and he’s a divorce lawyer QC.. obviously in Melbourne.

  110. Hay Stockard

    Can. A few people who engage numbers please buy a copy of his book. Then his work here is done.

  111. Pedro the Ignorant

    Back from a nice seafood pie dinner at a local restaurant, elegant little Houghtons Blue Slash as an accompaniment and I check the the Cat to find that the tool from Toowoomba is still at it after a marathon 14 hours or so.

    Stop feeding the troll, people, he adds nothing to the discussion and just riles up the normal folks (sorry Stimpy).

    Go to bed and dream of past glory in ‘Nam, you silly old goat.

  112. MatrixTransform

    What’s a book ?

  113. Pedro the Ignorant

    Sandgroper centric post above. Apologies.
    Houghtons Blue Slash

  114. John Constantine

    My old mate the high flying divorce lawyer lost everything in his divorce, because his ex was an accountant and he couldn’t be bothered to ever take an interest in that side of things and dumped all the paperwork in her lap.

    Accountants beat divorce lawyers in the red in tooth and claw battle for final victory.

    Comrades.

  115. Overburdened

    Egg
    Tx great clip and I particularly the heavy use of plastic in various forms.
    The greenies ironically would probably ‘relate to it’.

  116. Old Lefty

    Rockdoctor is right about the ABC, as the inner-city Marxist collective sucks the life out of the rest of it. Take Abbott’s 5% cut. The religion department got cut by 40%, classic FM by 25 (after all, it’s a bastion of bourgeois Western civilisation, though less than 2% of the budget, and regional services by nearly 15. The regionals, of course, committed the cardinal sin of having respectful conversation with people outside the inner-urban Marxist redoubt. Mark Scott was a classic case of Stockholm Syndrome; he became putty in the hands of his Marxist captors.

    After Al Jezeera, how long before the ABC and Ashton run an entrapment operation against the confessional?

  117. Old Lefty

    A confession: I know I shouldn’t indulge in schadenfreude, but I can’t resist it as I watch VicPol squirm in the Barrister X royal commission. It might even take the shine off Fatty’s trophy photo with Ms Milligan.

  118. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Can. A few people who engage numbers please buy a copy of his book. Then his work here is done.

    Number’s Bob’s book about the Australian involvement in Viet Nam is about the only account, ever written by an Australian author, about that war that I’ve never bothered to read.

  119. mh

    How many Commies did Bob kill?

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Accountants beat divorce lawyers in the red in tooth and claw battle for final victory.

    One of the ouen’s, back in the day, was practicing law, specializing in family law. He claimed the most vicious battles were fought out, where both parties were schoolteachers – neither had ever left the schoolyard in their lives…

  121. Pedro the Ignorant

    There are some occasional good bits on the regional ABC, but as has been noted above by Old Lefty, it is slowly being strangled by political correctness and inner city bullshit topics.

    It was once essential listening in the bush and catered for those outside the concrete jungle, but technology has overtaken the good ol’ days and now everyone streams media content of choice from podcasts, music of choice and even international radio stations broadcasting over the net.

    The Rabz doctrine is looking more attractive every day.

  122. RobK

    Ob,
    I used to be a bouncer…..
    I’ll pay that.😐

  123. egg_

    Overburdened
    #2974113, posted on March 29, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Welcome.

    This parody is great:

  124. Pedro the Ignorant

    Oops. Sinc’s Spaminator got me. Comment “awaitng moderation”.

    That’s a first.

  125. Pedro the Ignorant

    Divorces and distribution of assets from wills is are areas where a wise man will go fishing or prospecting until the fights and the screams of the vultures die down.

    You may be gone for some time.

  126. Leigh Lowe

    I see the spud-peeler has once again failed to deploy the rake clearance team before advancing.

  127. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘locked and loaded SLR’

    HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    Kee-rist, you duck out for an hour or so, thinking just maybe Bob’s reached peak bullshit – and then he pulls this one out.

    I would just LOVE to hear where you heard those words in relation to that weapon either in training your the field, you absolute minging pantywaist.

    Yes, I know it’s an American expression. NO, it was never used by Australians, except to copy Americans, in which case they received a healthy size 12 in the ring gear, and even then only in relation to the M16.

    You are a demonstrated bullshit artist of the first order. You have zero credibility in any area of endeavour, and that includes your tenuous ‘service’ to this country.

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    OB,

    I appreciate the kind offer of bouncing assistance.

    I should be right. Remembering the current Australian Test cricket team in batting order usually gets me through.

  129. ZK2A:

    Any Cats who learned their trade on the L1A1 ever remember the command to “lock and load?” I remember “load” “action” and “instant.”

    Yep.

    We should also realise that numbers is here for the express purpose of encouraging someone to say something that is actionable in regards to getting the blog shutdown – as Muddy was inferring earlier.
    Send numbers to Coventry so he can’t get his wish.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Now, what was I talking about. Oh, yes.

    While I was driving around, missing out on the spastic herder’s latest Biblical cockup, I made the mistake of locking onto ABC Radio.

    Evidently – and apparently this is a thing – Apple have brought out a new version of Siri for their latest generation of mobile phones.

    This one is called Q. It’s gender neutral, and according to Q itself it asks people to be characterised by who they are, not their identity.

    Thank God for Samsung, I say.

  131. Overburdened

    Egg
    Thank you bloody good.
    10/10

    KD
    There is no bottom to the pool.

  132. Oh come on

    the cowboys who frequent this scrufulous blog.

    Remind me again why you spend time here…? What a sad loser you are.

  133. Leigh Lowe

    I should be right. Remembering the current Australian Test cricket team in batting order usually gets me through.

    Does it have P Siddle at #8?
    If not, it should have.
    5/28 in a Shield final on an overcast day should earn him a trip to Engerland for the Ashes … but it won’t, of course.

  134. Overburdened

    KD
    I remember Sir Les saying in his omnibus, The Travellers Tool (a guide for aussies out there promoting oz culture on the government tit) that he always found a photo of the missus and the kids on the night table a steadying influence.

    I think that’s right, it was a while back.

    I do remember from well before Sir Les’s advice that calor rubor tumor dolor functio lasae where the cardinal signs of infection.

    Keep an eye out downstairs for at least 6 months.

  135. Overburdened

    Not trying to disturb your fengshui or anything…..

  136. MatrixTransform

    We should also realise that numbers is here for the express purpose of encouraging someone to say something that is actionable in regards to getting the blog shutdown

    becoming more obvious by the day.

    turf the prick

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell.

    She hasn’t even seen my etchings yet.

  138. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    8m
    On this Vietnam War Veterans Day, we celebrate the brave Vietnam Veterans and all of America’s Veterans. Thank you for your service to our great Nation!

    And thank you, Numbers! I trust you did a great service for Australia.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We should also realise that numbers is here for the express purpose of encouraging someone to say something that is actionable in regards to getting the blog shutdown

    After being given a guest post, by the Doomlord, to stop making every thread about Viet Nam, he was turfed. About time it happened again.

  140. Overburdened

    Let’s hope the new flame isn’t similar to the gal that just got a bloke called Eddie McGuire into trouble.
    Eddie is a professional dickhead on Tele, so he complained about the lack of ability of the people tossing the coin before a game.
    He bagged the Sheila at the Swans Crows game tonight alluding to coin tossers having the coin land on their feet.
    Of course, she doesn’t have any feet being a double amputee so the crowd has packed down on Eddie.

    Total respect KD if the etchings get up.

    The only way I could crack on to girls was to put on soft music, nice bottle of wine, wearing my best smoking jacket and standing in front of a mirror w#$king and crying.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Dear God OB.

    I’m pretty sure this one’s got her own feet. Some sort of feet, anyway. Pretty sure they’re not hooves. Or hoofs.

    And as far as attempting to pick up the ladies are concerned, nothing’s off the table.

    Nothing.

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    After pleasant drinks with a few Cats tonight, Hairy sporting his biopsy scar on his temple, we went home, Hairy driving, because I found that one G & T and one rather large and deliciously salt-encrusted Margherita made me afeared of my capabilities of keeping my crossed eyes on the road. Sang the praises of alcohol to Hairy all the way home; serious alcohol, that is, of the hard licker sort. I have been rather abstemious for the last couple of months. What happiness such a simple glass of nectar can bring, I waxed on, and how relaxed it can make one feel, how friendly indeed.

    Better than hallucinogens, he dourly suggested, his eyes on the road. He’d only had a couple of beers, but the comparators of his youth still linger in memory. Oh absolutely, I concurred. Actually, I have found Tequila does give a slightly hallucinogenic edge to things, so I reminded him of our last nite in Lancaster in 2010 after we’d lived in a high spec apartment by the canal there in the UK for six months. A trio of young hospital medicos in the unit downstairs who had become our friends, all of whom had suffered a bad day full of deaths and misery, brought up three bottles of Mexico’s best to celebrate our departure with us and we all got completely blotto on it till 3am. Especially after we’d contributed our extra bottle of Tequila with some sort of insect preserved in it.

    Good times. We drank it neat.

    Currently watching BBC on no Brexit on Brexit day. Tedious stuff.
    Just leave, darlings. Northern Island rep now emoting strongly. He pronounces it Braxit.

  143. Overburdened

    New thread out there
    KD the issue is bigger that this thread.

    Lizb
    Kindest regards to your partner and you.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Around three thousand protestors carrying the flags of St. George and the Union Jack are gathering at the Houses of Parliament. Definitely doesn’t rival France’s Gillet Jaunes.

    Oh for a No-deal Brexit. A little confusion is well worth it for NO conditions. But Remainers will hold out for a year to vote again and ‘get it right’, the usual EU mode, moans Hairy.

  145. Notafan

    Ironically I feel a lot safer at home in Australia, than I did in Vietnam, during a war.

    Did someone actually write words to that effect?

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