Open Forum: April 6, 2019

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  1. notafan

    There is a book in this somewhere

    Shy Ted and the Western Brown

    Shy Ted and the Tiger Shark

    looking forward to the next installment in the adventures of Shy Ted

    you can do a photo-pictorial with a stuffed bear

    children will love it

    do not try this at home

  2. calli

    No, Indigenous “elder”.

    If you had done your job properly (by being a responsible, caring older person that the mother could rely on and look up to and model her life on) then those children would not have died.

    Stop relying on the White Man to keep your children safe. Do it yourself.

  3. JC

    That’s it.. King tide and tsunamis.

  4. Ironing Mike

    I’ve got my money on “nothing-burger” for 2019 Word Of The Year. Early contenders?

  5. Overburdened

    There is nothing normal about obesity, transgenderism, homosexuality or physical and cognitive disability.

    I say this based on the numbers.

    The normal human being is in the vast majority.

    The may be a bit chubby or a bit lean.

    They may have experimented with the same sex at some stage in their life.

    They may have found puberty a challenging life change. I fondly remember having to sit on the school bus for two stops past my usual disembarkation point with my school port on my lap due to a raging stiffy.
    I acknowledge the adjustment for females is more significant than for males.

    They may have broken a bone or been flattened by an infection and then return to more or less general functioning.

    They may have a dependent condition or limitations due to surgery or illness that they abide by.
    Building ramps, modifying houses and facilities in buildings, having over-animated Auslang exponents, putting Braille signs on things, putting up rainbow flags, chopping off dicks or tits or adding dicks and tits and committing to a lifetime of hormonal treatment and issuing orders not to hurt people’s feelings and hating on the able bodied normal people that ultimately finance all these adjustments demonstrates the difference between normal and affected people rather than making the affected people normal.

    This is not to say that affected people are any less entitled to the common respect and unconditional good regard that all humans are entitled to.

    With special regard to transgenders, they are overly represented in associated morbidities of substance abuse, mental and emotional distress and illness, and self harm.

    I am not opposed to the adjustments society makes to accommodate the abnormal section of the population.
    For example, if I were to lose my legs I would welcome anything that would make my journey easier.

    To fly a flag about what’s different about yourself and expect the tail to wag the dog diminishes yourself.

    It is the retreat of people who do not accept their lot and get on with it, and no amount of social engineering will change the biological and physiological facts.

  6. EvilElvis

    Imagine if Bernardi had the smarts to declare that he’d be looking into it, to just declare if elected, he’d look at cutting funding, not even closing it down, just cutting funding.

    “Australian Conservatives will merge the ABC and SBS into a single, consolidated broadcaster saving taxpayers over $1 billion per year with the savings dedicated to debt reduction.”

    Policy, from the AC website.

  7. cohenite

    Worth repeating:

    Cardimona

    #2980942, posted on April 6, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Just sent this email to Mitch Fifield…

    G’day again Mitch

    I emailed you on 27/3/19, asking you to close the ABC down.

    I just got a snail-mail response from Ben Utting.

    Please tell him I know all that and that he’s entirely missed the point, as expected from a tax-hoovering trough-snouter.

    The ABC is an extreme-left, Greens-voting, fake news factory. We don’t want it; we don’t need it; we won’t miss it.

    We could have two new hospitals per year for the price of it.

    The fake news the ABC pumps out is now too obvious to hide behind lengthy, dissembling letters from overpaid public servants.

    Fake news about Trump, the Covington kids, the Great Barrier Reef, global warmunism, etc.

    But no coverage whatsoever of Professor Peter Ridd’s court case against the corruptocrats at James Cook University.

    Shut it down, Mitch; it is too far gone to fix.

    Or, if you want to retrieve some value from it, please see “Against Public Broadcasting: Why and how we should privatise the ABC” by Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson of RMIT, available at Connor Court Publishing – https://www.connorcourtpublishing.com.au/Against-Public-Broadcasting-Why-and-how-we-should-privatise-the-ABC–Chris-Berg-and-Sinclair-Davidson-_p_179.html

    The ABC is a relic from a bygone era, Mitch; euthanise it and put our money to something useful – or don’t take that money from us in the first place.

    There is nothing more irksome for a conservative voter than to have to pay for the extreme-left’s propaganda machine.

    Cheers,

  8. Gilas

    Calli,

    Appreciate your reply.
    Apart from The Doomlord (PBUH), you are one of the few cats who are unerringly polite and sensible when posting.

    I was merely trying to draw Percy P into revealing his outrageous secret.
    Either no success on my part, or claim was BS.

  9. mh

    Infidel Tiger
    #2981015, posted on April 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    Two women drugged themselves and their six adopted children before intentionally killing the entire family by driving off a California cliff last year, a special coroner’s jury has ruled.

    According to the New York Post, a jury of eight women and six men unanimously found on Thursday that Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, committed suicide and that their six children — ages 12 to 19 — died “at the hands of another, other than an accident” in the murder-suicide on March 26, 2018, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

    Lezzos are very dangerous people.

    Very dangerous. People need to recognise it’s not just about tongues and fake cocks.

  10. JC

    This could turn out to be incredible technology and make gerbil warming debates an intellectual curiosity.

    https://www.wired.com/story/next-gen-nuclear/

    I agree with Scott Adams. All Trump needs to do is go for gen 4 in a big way and the debate is well and truly over.

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  12. Knuckle Dragger

    The Macedon Ranges.

    Only spent seven years there, but it was truly magnificent. Romsey was one of those towns that seemed to have missed the ‘gentrification’ that plagued places like Daylesford, Kyneton and even Lancefield.

    45 minutes, through some geographic anomaly from my front gate to my office in Flemington, and the first set of traffic lights I came across on the way was at Ormond Road.

    Beautiful, beautiful country. We lived in the town itself rather than on the outskirts and my place, as with everyone else on my street was on an acre block, with excellent tree cover without being a forest. Couldn’t hear or see the neighbours, which means we got on very well. Frighteningly cold in winter, though, but even most winter days were solid blue and sun. Incredible, yet still 6 or 7 degrees.

    Built a massive shed on the back of the acre and spent Saturday mornings cruising around on the ride on mower before playing cricket, or going to the footy. Sundays in autumn, winter and spring were bonfire days. I’d pile up the fallen or cut off branches in a five foot high pile in a clearing at the back, throw a match on it and sit on the tray of the ute, watching it burn wearing three flannos and enjoying half a dozen beers.

    Had a great network of friends and neighbours, too, and I was involved as much as I could in the town itself – and explained to the future ex Mrs KD, who’d never lived anywhere that small before (2500 souls) that you just can’t exist in a place like this. You have to get to know people, play a part in the town’s fabric.

    Sigh.

    The next town I lived in was Tennant Creek. Tip for young players – the grass is NOT greener on the other side.

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘blue sky and sun’

    Sorry. My proofreader’s off sick.

  14. JC

    Old Ozzie

    You’re running ads for Loreal now?

  15. OldOzzie

    Entrenching the Obama Presidency

    A federal judge rules that Trump can’t revoke Obama’s oil drilling ban.

    By The WSJ Editorial Board

    No branch of government can bind its successors. Yet a federal judge last week divined an exception to this constitutional axiom by enshrining a Barack Obama order walling off 128 million acres of the Arctic and eastern seaboard from oil and gas production. Behold how liberals are attempting to entrench the Obama Presidency.

    In December 2016 Mr. Obama invoked the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to “indefinitely” ban drilling in federal waters off the Alaska and Atlantic coasts. The law’s purpose was to encourage more resource production by delegating to the President power to lease coastal land and “from time to time, withdraw from disposition any of the unleased lands of the outer Continental Shelf.”

    Until now it’s been understood that Presidents cannot permanently withdraw land from production. George H.W. Bush barred drilling off the Pacific Coast, North Atlantic and eastern Gulf of Mexico through 1998. Bill Clinton extended the moratorium through 2008, but this was partly rescinded by George W. Bush.

    Enter Mr. Obama, who declared that the Arctic and Atlantic offshore areas, while too expensive to develop when oil was fetching $40 a barrel, needed to be permanently off limits “to move decisively away from fossil fuels.” Shortly before leaving office, his Interior Department also tried to tie these lands in a double knot by excluding them from its five-year leasing plan.

    President Trump rescinded the Obama oil blockade in April 2017, but 10 environmental groups sued. They argue that the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act does not expressly allow a President to revoke a prior land withdrawal without Congressional approval. Taken to its logical extent this would mean a President can’t undo his own actions.

    Federal Judge Sharon Gleason last week agreed with the plaintiffs in an outlandish opinion that ignores the law and constitutional principles. Judge Gleason first ignored that the green groups lack legal standing to sue since they haven’t suffered a concrete injury. Only after a five-year leasing plan is developed would the controversy be ripe for judicial review, and then the 1953 law cedes jurisdiction to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    But liberal groups wagered they’d get a more favorable reception in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Gleason obliged. Seismic tests may occur before a five-year leasing plan is set, she held in an earlier ruling granting the plaintiffs standing, and “if animals are exposed to high enough levels of sound, such as exist close to some seismic airguns, they can suffer shifts in hearing thresholds and hearing loss that may result in mortality,” which could impair the groups’ enjoyment of the environment (our emphasis). These harms are all speculative.

    In her decision last week, she ruled that if Congress had intended to let a President revoke a prior executive order, it would have said so as some other laws do. She concludes that Mr. Obama “intended [land withdrawals] to extend indefinitely, and therefore be revocable only by an act of Congress.” Ergo, President Obama’s intent is supreme.

    This contradicts the general constitutional principle that each branch of government can reconsider its prior actions. Congress may repeal or amend laws even though the Constitution only grants it explicit authority to enact them, just as executive agencies may revise regulations without Congressional instruction. The Supreme Court may reverse its precedents.

    The left is nonetheless advancing a doctrine of executive entrenchment that would allow Presidents to bind their successors. Environmental groups are using similar logic to challenge Mr. Trump’s modifications of Mr. Obama’s sweeping national monument designations under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Although their arguments raise serious constitutional problems, the Ninth Circuit’s glacial appellate pace means the Supreme Court might not have a chance to review Judge Gleason’s decision until after the 2020 election.

    This is another example of how liberals are using the courts to lock in Barack Obama’s legacy even as they howl about a supposedly imperial Trump Presidency.

    Appeared in the April 6, 2019, print edition.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘with my port on my lap’

    Portmanteau, OB?

    You went to Geelong Grammar, didn’t you?

  17. Des Deskperson

    Last night’s episode of the ABC drama ‘The Heights’ had s strong Indigenous focus, so , as expected, it had a bumper crop of plot and script cliches.

    It started with the older Indigenous guy – the benchmark in the precinct for sanity, decency and compassion schooling a couple of teens about ‘dirt’. “We all belong to the land. Of course, some people think the land belongs to them’.

    Then there was the curmudgeonly but loveable old bushie grandpa who is conflicted because his daughter and grandkids – all indigenous – want of know how their Indigenous mother/grandmother died – ‘I need to know where I come from’ . – and he doesn’t want to tell them that she died of neglect in hospital because she was Indigenous – ‘They didn’t care, one less black’. This stoic but loving old geezer has also discouraged his family from pursuing their Indigenous heritage because they might also end up being mistreated in the same way by whitey.

    A couple of other odd features:

    The sign over the Vietnamese lady’s shop is in Chinese;

    the Moslem high school girl – feisty and rebellion but brilliant and charismatic underneath – has hair flopping out of her hijab and over her forehead.

    For these sorts of reasons. the show is actually addictive.

  18. feelthebern

    What made you move to Tennant Creek?

  19. JC

    Most expensive medicine in the world

    Glybera – US$ 1.21 Million per year

    used for:

    This is a medicine for a rare disease called familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency. The disesase is only found in one in a million people. The disease causes extremely painful swelling in the pancreas.

  20. Knuckle Dragger

    Junior KD arrived on scene while we were in Romsey.

    The Saturday night after the Mrs came back from hospital, every single married/attached player from the cricket club turned up at my joint, along with the associated WAGs. The amount of crap they brought for us was amazing. Nappies, clothes, booties, beanies, fluffy toys – right down to bongela and the other stuff that keeps them quiet.

    The spare room was packed high with the stuff for months. Anyone that hasn’t lived in a small town with that sense of community is missing out, or has missed out. I really mean that.

  21. OldOzzie

    JC
    #2981073, posted on April 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Old Ozzie

    You’re running ads for Loreal now?

    Nope,

    my wife watched this on Sunrise this morning after I had watched replay The Grand Tour Mongolia and asked me to record the particular segment on Fetch and then replay – with my face that has been fairly savagely modified, she felt the exercises could help in restoring some of the problems, though the Plastics are wanting to do some minor tuck to below eye to help having cut out eye muscles and I am foregoing the next proposal from the ENT’s – horrific – have said will go with a qualityof life choice.

    Anyway, impressed with the concept shown and my wife is going to try it as well

  22. calli

    How can I be rude to someone with the youthful Liszt as his Gravatar?

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    ftb,

    Work would be the simple answer. Same trade, different location, better money, better weather (if harder to predict), and I’d sensed the writing on the wall that where I was working was becoming more touchy feely and feminised than I’d like.

    As is my wont, when I got to the NT I picked the hardest duty going around, and by Christ I found it. The gold mines had closed by the time I got there, and the joint was just a welfare town, magnet for drinkers from surrounding hamlets and outstations for 500 km each way. As dusk fell, if you weren’t working you locked the front door and front gate, got the biggest dog you could find patrolling the front yard and waited for the dawn.

  24. calli

    In the old, pre-“work” days, women would do the grimacing and chin exercises to keep wrinkles away as well as the nightly slather. Losing weight (not too much) makes you look younger too. And staying out of the sun.

    Those exercises sound good for people who’ve had mild strokes or surgeries. When my daughter had her brain op, there was a fear of losing some facial nerve function. Terrible for a young eoman.

  25. OldOzzie

    Pool sparkling – 22C – Spa now up to 39C

    Listening to Ultimate Ears Megablast beating out outside

    The Shadows – The Rise And Fall of Flingel Bunt

    as I type this – time for a Swim then Spa in the Sun (with Cap on) sipping a Cold Glass of Borkenwood Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc Semillon as I relax and listen to Samsung Playlist

  26. Gilas

    Smoking is a form of slavery and is completely incompatible with widely recognised human rights, activists against smoking have said etc….

    In 2013, a virtue-signalling Fasci-Nazi-Soci-Commo outfit-pretending to be a healthcare provider, put up a poster claiming that passive smoking increased the risk of lung cancer 30-fold, despite the fact that Fred Singer had debunked such crap over two decades ago.

    Any competent oncologist would tell you that active smoking increases the risk of lung Ca in the general population six-fold.

    When I pointed out the corollary of the activists’ message in this poster ie. that active smoking would then reduce the risk of cancer compared to simply living with a smoker, one of the nazis-in-charge, looked at me with the vacant stare of a pithed frog.

    Just another example of the banality of evil.

  27. Woolfe

    What made you move to Tennant Creek?

    Sentence reduction?

  28. Overburdened

    KD
    Sometimes my youthful ardour was such that I couldn’t see over the top of my port.

    A few girls had a stroke.

    Most weren’t quick enough.

  29. Overburdened

    I consider appropriating a nun joke is fair in these days of episcopal hatred.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    For years I couldn’t stop telling nun jokes.

    After a few sessions of hypnotherapy, I was finally able to kick the habit.

  31. Crossie

    Spider
    #2980967, posted on April 6, 2019 at 11:29 am
    Regarding Zulus post last night of the Angels Am I ever going to see your face again . No way get F&$#$. F&$#@ Off

    Can I suggest Scomo play this over the phone whenever he receives a request from ISIS fighters or their supporters who are wanting to return to Australia.

    Good and loud because that’s what I yell at the TV every time I hear this BS.

    I would say most Australians feel that way but I bet you won’t see that on Gogglebox.

  32. Crossie

    I don’t watch Gogglebox and only know about it from TV ads and can’t believe that anyone would watch strangers watching TV. What is the attraction?

  33. Overburdened

    I used to woo a nun but couldn’t get into the habit.

  34. Steve trickler

    Some news from Avi to beat censorship. Hello, Russia.



  35. Gilas

    How can I be rude to someone with the youthful Liszt as his Gravatar?

    Reading the excellent three-volume Alan Walker biography of the great master awaked me to the undisputed greatness of Western Civilisation.

    Franz Liszt embodied all that was required to make an individual succeed against all odds, back in the 1830s and 40s.

    Then the 1848 “revolution” happened.

    It’s been a gradual, relentless descent into vapid mediocrity since.

  36. Overburdened

    I also note in the Wknd Oz that a piss and dope head special person has been charged with the manslaughter of two kids.

    She was also charged with trafficking drugs, providing them to a minor and other drug related offences, and unlicensed driving.

    Oh the jollity to read the fatherS are too upset to talk about it.

    And of course, this particular individual is the victim of a LACK of care by the honkies.

    Headline-

    Arrest of dead boy’s mum puts heat on agency

    What a fiasco

  37. Oh come on

    Jill writes that Joe and his two young sons ‘never wanted to miss a chance to, wrap their arms around each other or give a kiss’ after the death of their mother

    That is really creepy. Remember the story of how Beau Biden on his deathbed urged his father to run for prez? Beau is said to have asked his father ‘Dad, will you do something for me?’ and Joe said ‘sure, honey’.

    Some conservative pundit asked ‘what father calls their 40yo son ‘honey”?

    Creepy daddy Joe!

  38. Gillette is a prime example of a company that has been captured by it’s own HR department.
    How bloody stupid would you be be to own shares in it?

  39. Rabid Koala

    Today it’s a mirror of Richmond or South Yarra. Full of refugees from high house prizes in Melbourne.
    The council of Macedon Ranges is dominated by them.
    Original inhabitants don’t have a look in.

    The open borders paradise.

  40. Rabid Koala

    Gillette is a prime example of a company that has been captured by it’s own HR department.
    How bloody stupid would you be be to own shares in it?

    Be sure to boycott all P&G brands then. Here is a chart to help you out

    http://weknowawesome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/awesome-brands-companies.jpg

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    I began to have inklings about what was to happen in the Ranges whilst driving home, taking the Lancefield Rd turn off just before Sunbury. Lego Land was steadily encroaching northwards from the intersection.

  42. Ruthm

    Gogglebox is a good thing; it lets you get an idea of what awaits you in conversation at the hairdressers next time without having to waste precious time and brain cells watching wbole swathes of garbage.

  43. Mater

    I would say most Australians feel that way but I bet you won’t see that on Gogglebox.

    I maintain that they should produce a TV show called Goggle-Gogglebox. It would feature people like myself and my wife watching (and yelling at) the Gogglebox regulars as they watch TV and make their vacuous and ill-informed comments.

    It’s a hit in the making. I suspect Struth and Mrs Struth might be worth approaching as regulars.

  44. Overburdened

    On the same page an ad from mortgage brokers pleading for signatures for their petition to stay in business.

    I would welcome advice on how having another later in the process of accessing debt can make it cheaper.

  45. Mater

    Lego Land was steadily encroaching northwards from the intersection.

    Ah, the infamous ‘Goonawarra Estate’.

  46. JC

    Yep, too true.

    All too pat is an argument already heard in some quarters, holding that capitalist greed is responsible when a plane crashes but not when a million planes land safely. An explanatory principle that can’t distinguish cases explains nothing.

  47. Overburdened

    Looking at the melon on the scion of the legal fraternity (for want of a better word), I reckon it would be a horror show.

    The cops in Victoria are made of tough stuff.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, the skank ‘mother’ in Townsville had the temerity to apply for bail, saying she could mitigate threats to her safety by living with relatives in Winton, waaaay out in the general direction of Mt Isa.

    Very few people out that way. Lots and lots of barren, windswept country. Easy to get ‘lost’. Plenty of wild animals too, ones that’ll eat you and shit your bones out over a 500 sqkm patch.

    Just sayin’.

    Bail refused, btw.

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    AND – her case has so far, in a matter of a few days has 156 separate prosecution witness statements.

    That’s a helluva lot, and apparently plenty of them came from neighbours and punters living nearby, who were afeared of retribution from either the skank or her rellos should she have been admitted to bail.

    It’s a fair assertion to make, therefore, that this ‘home’ was a weapons grade magnet for every piece of shit in Townsville, and has been for some time.

    Both the kids had surnames belonging to notorious low-rent POS criminal families in the NT, but that’s not the kids’ fault at all.

    Poor little buggers never had a chance.

  50. Knuckle Dragger

    OB,

    Yep. Head like a dropped pastie, and thighs as big as my chest wrapped in above the knee skirts.

    Yeeeurgh. Bleck. I really dunno how that shit happened.

    Zarah Garde-Wilson, also she’s skanked up a bit now, was very much a different matter.

  51. women would do the grimacing and chin exercises to keep wrinkles away as well as the nightly slather.

    Botox is so common these days it doesn’t even raise eyebrows anymore.

  52. Knuckle Dragger

    Everyone be nice to Tom when he comes back.

    His team got beaten, at home, by a mob:

    a) from Sydney; and who
    b) sported moustaches with those twirly bits at end, and/or blonde mohawks.

  53. Overburdened

    KD
    I refrain from specifics of my experience in a variety of settings domestically and otherwise.

    You know what the deal is when you head out and that you aren’t going to see it solved in your stint.

    There are shitbags wherever you go and it’s intergenerational.

    In times of subsistence in clan settings I have seen in different places, individual shitbags are dealt with as surplus to requirements.

    Criminals use them in gangs because of their individual criminality and lack of intelligence.

    I am often reminded of a couple of lines from The Message by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five-

    A child is born with no state of mind

    Blind to the ways of mankind

    God’s smilin on you but he’s frowning to

    Coz only God knows what you gonna do

  54. Overburdened

    No other Country in my experience enables these pricks like Australia.

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s like a jungle sometimes

    It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

    Prescient, and compelling.

  56. mh

    Comedian Michelle Wolf, who made headlines last year for mocking White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ looks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD), declared that President Donald Trump won’t go to the dinner because he’s afraid.

    “You got to love someone that just can’t handle being made fun of,” Michelle Wolf told Variety at Lifetime’s “Power of Women” event.

    “I think he doesn’t have a big enough spine to attend. If a president can’t take someone making fun of them, I don’t really care about ’em.”…

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/04/05/michelle-wolf-trump-doesnt-have-spine-to-g0-white-house-correspondents-dinner/

    If you are a billionaire US President would you
    A. Spend your evening listening to deranged Left wingers hating on you
    B. Find something better to do that won’t be a total waste of life

    Decisions, decisions.

  57. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just looked through Breitbart , the USA is the source of lefty stupidity, that geriatric Biden the US rolf harris with only two legs . The hispanic bartender pretending she is black , like our fauxberiginals . Trump is Hitler when he is anti socialist ,the muppet is allowed to say that in the USA should have tried it in Adolfs socialist paradise , up the chimney with uou comrade . Politics should be abolished ,it causes insanity , real insanity.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘mocking……. Sarah Sanders’ looks’

    If I was Trump (and who wouldn’t be) I’d go to the show. Then I’d address Michelle Wolf, and during the course of the address I’d call her a scrawny, has-been, pink shoe-wearing wannabe Whitney Houston lookalike without the pick marks next to her eye ba l l s.

    You’d hear the screeching and ripping of sackcloth from Mars.

    ‘You’ve got to love someone who just can’t handle being made fun of.’

  59. Steve trickler

    Another raw Trump presser.



  60. Rockdoctor

    Yikes, Gracelyn Smallwood & elder in the same sentence. Rabble rouser would be a more apt description. Gracelyn is well known in the north for being a loud mouth that peddles in race politics. She will add little to the debate and is part of the problem.

  61. rickw

    “Australian Conservatives will merge the ABC and SBS into a single, consolidated broadcaster saving taxpayers over $1 billion per year with the savings dedicated to debt reduction.”

    I hope this would be just a wayside stop on the way to selling, closing or shooting!

  62. Knuckle Dragger

    A question that will never publicly be asked of Gracelyn Smallwood:

    ‘As an elder, and an aunty of the boys that drowned, what were YOU doing to stop the circumstances that developed, that put those boys’ lives at risk in the first place? Isn’t that your job? You know, traditional way?’

  63. Nick

    “Australian Conservatives will merge the ABC and SBS into a single, consolidated broadcaster saving taxpayers over $1 billion per year with the savings dedicated to debt reduction.”

    How? It’s never likely to form Government and they know it. Perhaps, like the Greens, it could hold the balance of power, though the language used should reflect this reality.

  64. mh

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #2981139, posted on April 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    Just looked through Breitbart , the USA is the source of lefty stupidity, that geriatric Biden the US rolf harris with only two legs …

    America also has the sensible heartland 🇺🇸

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    I feel like the day shift Armadillo today.

    Weather report, Darwin:

    Pissing down. Lawns mowed ultra short on Thursday. Rain off and on since. Lawn is now four and a half inches inch.

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    Unable to hear the TV footy at max volume due to rain on the roof. Gutters resembling Niagara Falls.

    Damn you, Climate Uncertainty! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELLLLL!!!!

  67. Leigh Lowe

    This week the worst kept secret in AFL world became public. That is, that Melbourne FC “tanked” during the 2009 season to secure two top draft picks.
    The only new information was that it came from the very top (the CEO and the board) and was a deliberate strategy from round 1.
    OK, no surprises that the AFL swept it under their already very lumpy carpet.
    But riddle me this.
    Where has ASADA been in all this?
    They were all over match fixing in third tier soccer and satellite tennis tournaments where the betting pool was less than $1000. There would have been hundreds of thousands wagered on all manner of events around Melbourne FC during 2009, where a select group if people knew the outcome in advance.

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching (not hearing) GWS vs Richmond.

    Dustin Martin is a spent force.

    Can’t see the neighbours across the road for the wet stuff.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Tanking’s too kind a phrase, LL.

    Match Fixing. A deliberate ploy to alter the result of a contest.

    Someone, somewhere has made a shit tin of cash out of this.

  70. Shy Ted

    AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES:

    1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

    2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.

    3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER..

    4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

    5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU’LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

    6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE – WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN’T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN’T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

    7. IF YOU CAN’T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU’VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

    DAILY THOUGHT:

    SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES – NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.

  71. Nick

    LL, I could draw up a list, on one side, the clubs who would receive no penalty, on the other, the clubs who would be fully punished. Perhaps it’s because they haven’t won anything in yonks that they got off.

  72. bespoke

    Gogglebox contestants have only slightly more dignity then Modal A molesters.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    Foxtel now out of action due to this 1 in a 1000 year weather event.

    I may be away for some time. God bless Australia, and tell my son I love him.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #2981155, posted on April 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Tanking’s too kind a phrase, LL.

    Match Fixing. A deliberate ploy to alter the result of a contest.

    Someone, somewhere has made a shit tin of cash out of this.

    Yep.
    Stinks to high heaven.
    It got me thinking.
    The AFL “investigation” was conducted throughout 2012 resulting in fines and suspensions during 2013, but it now seems that the $500k fine was a round-robin of AFL assistance returned as a fine, and the suspensions were limited to Bailey (coach) and Connolly (football manager) with CEO Scwab and the board getting a free pass.
    The timing coincides with the AFL enthusiastically shopping selected Essendon FC personalities to ASADA.
    Why didn’t ASADA go through Melbourne and the AFL like a dose of salts over what was effectively concerted and endemic match fixing running for an entire season when they were pursuing C-grade soccer teams and minor regional satellite tennis players over pissy little $100 fixes?
    Did the AFL and ASADA do a deal?

  75. feelthebern

    Did the AFL and ASADA do a deal?

    No doubt.
    And the way James Hird was treated was a message to everyone to shut up about it.

  76. calli

    YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE – WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN’T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN’T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

    And don’t forget number 3 (or is that 7?).

  77. politicians SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES – NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.

  78. 7. IF YOU CAN’T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU’VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

    Says his cardiologist.

  79. Overburdened

    KD

    If worse comes to worse can I have your truck?

  80. Siltstone

    Jeremy Clarkson might have found Mongolia tough but spare a thought for those who take part in the annual Mongol Rally.
    Can’t wait to see Clarkson’s show featuring Mongolia. A friends son did the Mongol rally last year in a car worth less than $1000 (the entry criterion), what magnificant adventure stories resulted! If you like wide open spaces and unique scenery, visit Mongolia. Have been lucky enough to visit that wonderful place several time and would love to go again.

  81. Hay Stockard

    I don’t know if it has been posted before and I can’t provide a link with the iPad. At the MotoGP,meet a few weeks ago there was meant to be an e-bike race. They all where destroyed by fire along with there storage facility in Jaras.

  82. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #2981158, posted on April 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    LL, I could draw up a list, on one side, the clubs who would receive no penalty, on the other, the clubs who would be fully punished. Perhaps it’s because they haven’t won anything in yonks that they got off.

    True Nick.
    Under the fiefdom of Fat Andy and Gillon McPolo-Pony it pretty much came down to who was on or off Andy’s Christmas card list.
    I suspect a part of it was that the CEO involved (Cameron Scwab) was in with the in-crowd at AFL House although, when he finally got the flick from Melbourne in 2013 he hasn’t scored another AFL job.
    Also, I think the late, great Saint Jim Stynes was President of Melbourne at the time, and he was untouchable. During the investigation it was known he had terminal cancer.
    OK, so we know the AFL were very selective about who got punished and who didn’t.
    But the question remains … why wasn’t the ASADA integrity police all over it?

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed, LL.

    As much as I hate Essendon, they were unceremoniously thrown under the bus – the players, at the very least, while several gentle questions were asked of Melbourne and the AFL which were brushed aside.

    Jesus, McLachlan came out and said that results were massaged to determine a lower finish on the ladder, which of course means a higher draft pick. Match fixing. I can’t remember whether the Sports Integrity people were in place at that stage, but if so they should all be sacked for incompetence and/or collusion and sent to work emptying bins at the nearest KFC.

    The sporting public and the media should never, ever let go of this.

  84. Fisky

    Very odd that Numbers continues to defend Communist regimes on here, when it only reinforces the suspicion that he was strongly opposed to accepting Vietnamese refugees in the late 1970s. Guilty conscience, Numbers?

  85. MatrixTransform

    it is what happens when you reward failure.

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    A slight temporary easing of the great weather event, although still quite heavy. Fox back on, but lawns six inches underwater.

    Canies drowning out the noise of the rain. It appears to be 9 iron practice time, although I only have a small window before the mouse spiders come out of their holes, looking for other male spiders to box on with over the ladeees.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    I can’t remember whether the Sports Integrity people were in place at that stage, but if so they should all be sacked for incompetence and/or collusion and sent to work emptying bins at the nearest KFC.

    Yep.
    As far back as 2013 Fatty Ashton was pleading with ASADA to take action against “dodgy sports betting”.
    Remember Fatty’s infamous claim of “$40 million” wagered on an A League Soccer match? (Which turned out to be 40,000,000 Vietnamese Dong or something … AUD 2,000).
    But, yes, ASADA had jurisdiction over match fixing in 2013, and were not restricted in looking at past events.

  88. Shy Ted

    Having taken Lizzie’ recent advice about taking up a cooking class to meet nice young ladies, I cheated a bit and just altered my internet dating profile to include, “I like cooking. For two!” Now it seems all the laziest women in town want to meet me.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    I strongly suspect Fatty’s dong would be less than worthless now. Too many porky fingers in too many stinking, out of date pies.

    If he’s not shilling for a board position on some thieving ‘charity’ or other by now, he should be.

    An ‘ill health’ retirement beckons.

  90. OldOzzie

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2981154, posted on April 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Watching (not hearing) GWS vs Richmond.

    Dustin Martin is a spent force.

    Can’t see the neighbours across the road for the wet stuff.

    No 7 Grandchild (7 years of age) up in our Lounge watching GWS vs Richmond on 65in OLED Wall TV (Very Excited – Soccer Today – AFL tomorrow for him) – wife just arrived home from seeing at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace French Film Festival but went to see a Spanish Movie – Everybody Knows starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz (wasn’t my scene) and made me turn off Boom Box as she said she could hear my music up the street as she walked down the street – OK – but the Sandpiper Eden Valley Riesling I was drinking was helping my enjoyment of the Music (wait till I play Holly Tapp House of the Rising Sun later on youtube on 65in OLED Wall TV with ATMOS Dolby)

    I note Hayden Orpheum is Playing the Dam Busters for Anzac Day – but had already purchased it on Google Play for W7 65 OLED

  91. A PewDiePie for the ages, will be copystruck by Dr Phil* in 24 hours (?).

    *[His show has to be fake. People cannot be this cliched.]

    “I’m not firing you, I’m just promoting you to a customer.”

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    Ted, you monumental suck. You’ll be found out, mark my words.

    You should market yourself as a secret agent millionaire astronaut who works at MI6, like me.

  93. “I like morning yoga, the ‘kicking your arse outta here’ pose when you haven’t finished downward dog but I have”

  94. mh

    No doubt Barry is attempting to undermine the President of the United States

    Obama meets Germany’s Merkel at chancellery in Berlin

    https://www.wral.com/obama-meets-germanys-merkel-at-chancellery-in-berlin/18307494/

  95. Tailgunner

    There is a big, old tiger shark out there in The Deep, telling tales about “the one that got away”.
    Lol
    Love it Shy.
    Ted’s Shaggy Dog stories.
    😀

  96. Tailgunner

    A PewDiePie for the ages

    Dude, that shit will get you banned around here!

  97. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #2981174, posted on April 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    it is what happens when you reward failure.

    Absolutely true.
    Three points …
    (1) Once you introduce the cancer of match-fixing into a club, it is hard to flick the switch to a “desparate to win” culture;
    (2) The most famous fixes to garner draft picks have generated mediocre results. Kruezer and Gibbs at Carlton were good players but didn’t deliver finals success. And Trengove and Scully at Melbourne? Same, same.
    (3) Nearly every pro comp around the world has recognised that a hard-wired draft system (ie last on the ladder automatically gets #1 draft pick) is open to cheating, and have introduced an element of chance (eg the last 4 or 6 on the table draw lots for top draft picks).

  98. Nick

    Also, I think the late, great Saint Jim Stynes was President of Melbourne at the time, and he was untouchable. During the investigation it was known he had terminal cancer.

    Another very interesting piece of the puzzle falls into place

  99. Tailgunner

    Obama meets Germany’s Merkel at chancellery in Berlin

    Jussie goes to Duetschland.
    EyesWideShut.
    #VoteRothschilds

  100. cohenite

    So, as well as not being able to say m.slim or isl.m or isl.mic or goatfu.ker you can’t link to something which has those words in the link. Is that right? If it is nothing Robert Spencer puts up can be linked to.

  101. Tailgunner

    , “I like cooking. For two!” Now it seems all the laziest women in town want to meet me.

    Game, recognised.
    My handle here is my second, and most successful, online dating handle.
    I wrote it pissed in about 5 minutes to show my lame, uni teacher housemate how easy a profile was.
    He read it and said “You can’t say THAT, in a dating profile can you? ” in horror.
    It did suggest feminists watch there heads on the way out of the fuselage.
    🙂

  102. Tailgunner

    Anyone got updates on my man, Brendan Talent?

  103. Tailgunner

    Interesting BTC articles

    Stimps, get in here for a diversion, pronto.
    EMDrive updates are not far away!

  104. Tailgunner

    And the word spank/spanking was in there for sure.
    Shooting fish km a barrel.

  105. Tailgunner

    Calli, put the welder down for a minute…
    I think the fumes are getting to you.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    My profile blurb relates a fictional story where I was at a party, lost my watch and later saw it on the ground. A bloke comes up and stands on it while belting a chick in the face.

    I go over and smack the suitcase out of him, then look at him cowering on the ground and say,

    ‘Nobody assaults women. Not on my watch.’

    Attracts bunnyboilers by the truckload.

  107. If you like this Tinder nonsense look up a young pommy fella called Bucks on You Tube.

    He’s got some fairly funny ones, plus a bit of info on literal upper class dating apps (like Toffee).

  108. Cactus

    Update on my travels to Japan. We have been staying in a camp ground on a river bend near Naka on the island of Shikoku. Its lovely here, nice river, Cherry Blossums in full bloom and lots of good Japanese beer and Sake.

    Today we went to a Sake brewery. Very non discript building in town. Called Naka Shuzo. It began making Sake 11 generations ago in 1725. It has been a family business all this time but the owner has 2 daughters that have moved into the big city and are not interested in continuing it.

    Its Sad. But I must say everywhere there are elderly people here, not many young ones. Some of that story is demographics and a low birth rate but also that this is a rural farming community and there isnt much on. The local rice produce probably doesnt pay what it used to and the plots here appear very small to make any money out of it.

    A local high school has recently closed and converted into an old folks home. If anything tells you what is happening with demographics that is it.

    Anyway, we bought some Sake of 3 different vintages and are going to have it tonight with dinner in our log cabin. Its about a week so far of sleeping on the floor, I think I am starting to get used to it, but lots of Sake should surely help.

  109. Tailgunner

    At the RCH, mucho talent, as usual. 100m from the lair. Logistics!
    There’s a Variety fundraiser dude walking around scamming…
    I interrupted his spiel to a couple of lads with
    “I dunno, celebrities &kids don’t mix…. ”
    😀
    Got some lols from the boys…

  110. Tailgunner

    Attracts bunnyboilers by the truckload.

    Good times.
    Get a burner phone.
    Thank me later.

  111. Helen

    Ahh, bushkid, my heart bleeds tears for you. Keep talking to him, he is closer than you think.

  112. Hay Stockard

    The last few nights I have been drinking hot rum and Bono’s to ward off the other half’s lergie. Today she wanted a beef stew.
    I remember Bono’s used to become gelid in the fridge. Now its runny.
    Can any of you educated types explain?

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It dates back to 293AD and the reign of Emperor Allectus – the ‘first Brexiteer’ who took Britain out of the Roman Empire.

    It’s is extraordinary how little known are these early exit movements throwing off Roman rule. There were two very serious period in the second half of the third century. The first was when Gaul (joined by Britain) in 273 and led by Postumus (a Batavian), declared an exit from the Roman Empire and announced, and for years maintained, a Gallic Empire with Imperial trappings such as coinage. Then in 286, not long after the crushing of the Postumus’s Gallic Empire by Rome, a certain Carausius (from the Menapi tribe in Northern Gaul), previously Commander of the Classis Britannia (the Roman fleet in the Channel) declared the Imperium Britannarium with himself as Emperor of Britain and Northern Gaul. Carausius reigned almost with implicit acceptance by Rome, until 293.

    Allectus only became Emperor (self-declared) after he murdered Carausius, around the time that Rome was mounting a concerted attack on this loss of Britain, fighting Carausius in Gaul. Allectus lasted three years before Rome took over again. The newly discovered coins stamped with the glory of Allectus (see pix on the previous page this thread) from his period were probably made in Carausius’s mint at Londinium. Carausius too stamps his coins gloriously, referencing himself as an Augustus bringing on a new Golden Age, with himself on coinage as Vergil’s Expectate Veni, the Long Awaited One, and interestingly, as Restitutor Britanniae (a British Restoration man).

    Obviously, by the latter third century, the glow of proper Roman administration in far flung regions was falling rather short of expectations, and locals were hopping around saying they knew how to do things themselves, in Roman style of course. Not to surprising then that at the end of the fourth century and beginning of the fifth there is a view, and a good one, that Britain and Gaul tossed off Rome once , not that Rome tossed them away in 410. Surely Nigel Farage could make something of this, even now?

    Allectus was the Carausius’s Finance Minister.
    They are always main chancers but don’t always win for long, if at all. 😉

  114. mh

    cohenite
    #2981195, posted on April 6, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    So, as well as not being able to say m.slim or isl.m or isl.mic or goatfu.ker you can’t link to something which has those words in the link. Is that right? If it is nothing Robert Spencer puts up can be linked to.

    Please address your concerns to the host Yusuf Abdullah Muhammad, formerly known as Sinc.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘tossed of Rome once again’

  116. jupes

    Yikes, Gracelyn Smallwood & elder in the same sentence.

    Why is that the most dysfunctional communities are all run by “elders”. And why is it that we must pay respect to the useless coots?

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

    “Emerging elders”! FMD

  117. RobK

    And don’t forget number 3 (or is that 7?).
    8. If you can’t fix it; make sure no one else can.

  118. ‘tossed of Rome once again’

    His name was Biggus Dickus.

  119. OldOzzie

    GWS 125 Richmond 76 – 7 Yr Old really pleased

    Son-in-Law is going to watch the Grand Tour Mongolia Special to Moron when Grandkids 7/8/9 are down to sleep – said I am happy to see again

    Wife in front room with curved 55in LG OLED watching more Cerebral TV with door closed

  120. jupes

    Dustin Martin is a spent force.

    Ease up KD.

    Out of form maybe but very far from a spent force.

  121. Tailgunner

    But I must say everywhere there are elderly people here, not many young ones.

    Nippon needs Afghani immigration, pronto.
    Even these cucks know that Diversity +Proximity=War
    mushi, mushi

  122. Tailgunner

    Out of form maybe but very far from a spent force.

    Denier!
    Dusty, &Tigers, are cooked mate.
    Get on the Lannisters.
    I had a bet GWS by +39
    #Cassandra

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sorry, seems I don’t pay my proof-reader enough to do Romano-British history.
    Yous’ll have to sort it out yourselves. 🙂

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

    One of the one’s I’ve endured – trying not to laugh – was “We acknowledge the wisdom of the Elders, past present and emerging.”

  125. Cactus

    Also Japan, we took a cable car up to a temple today. So serene and peaceful. Built on top of a local peak. There was also a statue of a pack of wolves on another peak and a monk praying on a 3rd. You can get temple fatigue here much like you can get sick of churches in Europe. I am not yet tired. There is such a peaceful feeling around them. Of calmness. There is insence burning, bells to bang, ritualistic hand washing. All very interactive. I want to come back and maybe due a fitness holiday, walking up each day to a different peak and temple. Could be a great way to get off the booze and cleanse the mind and body. If only the damn Sake wasnt so good.

  126. Nick

    Japanese temples laden with snow are one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

  127. calli

    RobK – thanks. That’s where the hammer comes in.

    On the welding fumes, someone has to set a bad example. Mind the flash.

  128. Spider

    With the federal election coming up I’m betting the Lefts dirty tricks departments in collusion with the usual suspects are plotting some skullduggery which will involve anonymous slurs being received or witnessed by Left candidates (the source of which will mysteriously never be established).

    Of course the Mediscare will get another run as well.

    Any bets?

  129. Cactus

    More Japan spam. Another thing striking here is the pride taken by the locals in their gardens and homes. I guess they dont have much space, so they really focus on small plants, flowers, manicured trees and moss. Thats the good.

    The bad is that of course lets not put Japan on a pedestal, there are thoughtless people here too. We went for a walk along the river and just like you find back home there is rubbish. The odd abandoned bottle or snack wrapper. Why are people so thoughtless, I just cant understand rubbish. What goes through someones mind? 1 sec of thoughtlessness can befoul a serene location for eons, cause hurt to wildlife. I just dont get it.

  130. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A local high school has recently closed and converted into an old folks home. If anything tells you what is happening with demographics that is it.

    We keep up our youthful appearances by inviting in many immigrants.
    So there is some scope for maintaining schools, although their nature may change.
    Our churches are also being re-used for religious purposes, ‘cos apparently we don’t want them.

    Our older people, well, we put ’em somewhere.
    I’ve seen a few places when I was looking for my mum where you wouldn’t put your dog.

  131. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Funny, Cactus, perhaps I’ve walked in the wrong places in Japan, but never really spotted much litter.

  132. Helen

    bespoke and Pete m (and Lizzie) thanyou for your help with Klugie. She has gont to town on a car trailer. 🙁

  133. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Kinkaju the Golden Temple of Kyoto in Springtime takes the cake. Glorious. Magical.

    Hairy goes for Ryonji. A serene and contemplative stone garden, enclosed by a wall around a monastery.

  134. My mates got on the piss with the Yakuza (not really by choice) in karaoke bar and were shitting themselves the whole time, but the gangsters reckoned they were top blokes.

    Did anyone in Melbin have Carl Williams buy them some beers? What have our crooks done for us lately?

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    Nine disposals for Dusty today. His first two tackles for the season, too.

    I’m no GWS man, but Jeremy Cameron got 30 touches and kicked seven goals.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    Wouldn’t have a beer with Carl Williams. One of the dumbest, most stupid people alive, when he was alive. I hope his tombstone reads, ‘Rightfully beaten to death with a bicycle seat.’

    The ‘good crooks’ you can have a beer and a chat with. They know the game.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks for that Lizzie! Sent me off on an aureus-hunt. 😀

    Found this document: THE COINAGE OF ALLECTUS: CHRONOLOGY AND INTERPRETATION

    Lots of fun for a numismatist! I was looking around to see where Mr Allectus got his gold from – locally or OS, since Britain then was more known for silver. The British Museum may have done a SEM-XRF or somesuch to get an isotopic map of their one(s), but I can’t see that data immediately.

    Ah well, Saturday night isn’t really for fining.

  138. egg_

    The sign over the Vietnamese lady’s shop is in Chinese;

    LMFAO.
    Marcus Graham seems to be bumping uglies with the boney nurse on a regular basis.

  139. MatrixTransform

    no biggus dickus … but BigDicko

  140. Rockdoctor

    Jeez News.com surf reveals they are really going after the Sultan of Brunei, never went there when I was in Asia but have had plenty of mates who have. Reviews mixed especially on sanitation but all say hospitality was very polite. I think what he is doing is more evidence of Saudi Wahhabi BS infecting our neighbours to the north and don’t agree with it but like the Emirates sheesh exercise caution if your lifestyle could cause you grief.

    Notice Virgin hasn’t stopped sourcing avgas or flying to the ME, guess a small Asian Sultanate is easy pickings when it comes to the virtue signalling game…

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking, for Cats with an interest in such matters. William Duicker’s (detailed) biography of Ho Chi Minh points out that Ho only ever saw one model of Government for an independent Viet Nam – a Communist dictatorship. Any Nationalists, with any different ideas, were murdered, betrayed to the French, or purged after 1954.

  142. Hay Stockard

    Bonox.damned autocorrect.

  143. BorisG

    So, as well as not being able to say m.slim or isl.m or isl.mic or goatfu.ker you can’t link to something which has those words in the link. Is that right? If it is nothing Robert Spencer puts up can be linked to.

    It means Sinc has had enough of this and from now on this topic is off limits. Have useful thoughts or links on this important issue? Go to some other blog.

    A soft way way to clean up a libertarian blog. Banning words instead of people.

  144. cohenite

    Yep, can’t link to Pam Geller either. So, any link which has musl.im or a variety of the terms for the religion of pieces cannot be linked to.

    Well, here’s a link to a couple of cute wallabies having a kiss.

  145. cohenite

    A soft way way to clean up a libertarian blog. Banning words instead of people.

    That’s insane.

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hypocrisy of Brunei’s new barbarity

    By The Economist
    12:00AM April 6, 2019
    Comments

    The most famous person to have been accused of theft in Brunei is Prince Jefri Bolkiah, the brother of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

    The government said he ­embezzled almost $US15 billion from a sovereign-wealth fund, and pursued him in courts around the world until he agreed to make some restitution.

    He has a reputation as a philanderer, too. Several women have claimed that he kept them in sexual slavery in a crowded harem. (The prince named one of his yachts Tits and its two tenders Nipple 1 and Nipple 2.)

    And then there is the question of the vast personal wealth of the sultan himself, who rules the tiny, oil-soaked sliver of Borneo as an absolute monarch. He owns a gold-plated Rolls-Royce, and lives in a palace with airconditioned stables for 200 polo ­ponies, which, although perfectly legal, could be seen as wholesale theft from his 430,000 subjects, who derive far less benefit from Brunei’s resources than he does.

    The sultan, presumably, did not have that kind of theft in mind when he pushed for the adoption of a harsh Izlamic penal code, which came into force on Wednesday.

    Among other brutal punishments, it calls for the amputation of a hand or foot as punishment for thieves, and death by stoning for adultery or sex outside marriage. Sex between men, anal sex and insulting the Prophet are also all punishable by stoning.

    Whipping is prescribed for all manner of crimes; children are not necessarily exempt.

    In practice, the barbarity will probably be limited. For one thing, multiple witnesses to the crimes in question are required for these grisly sentences to be applied. And although the death penalty has long been on the books, there have been no executions since 1957.

    Yet there is no guarantee Brunei’s courts will not implement the new laws. And even if they hesitate, it remains striking that the sultan, without any obvious prodding from his subjects, felt it necessary to bolster his legitimacy by espousing such a cruel interpretation of Izlam. Perhaps he wanted to distract them from other, even less defensible ­aspects of his rule.

    From the Oz.

  147. jupes

    Just opened my second last bottle of this bad boy.

    Magnifique! (Well the grapes were introduced to Israel by a Frog back in the day. Rothschild was his name.)

  148. Crossie

    mh
    #2981185, posted on April 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm
    No doubt Barry is attempting to undermine the President of the United States

    Obama meets Germany’s Merkel at chancellery in Berlin

    The FBI failed, the CIA failed, Mueller failed to get rid of Trump so now Obama has to go and do it himself. Though seeing how successful he has been at anything so far I think we can ignore him, both he and Angela are yesterday’s leaders. They can take Theresa May with them.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    $83?

    For wine?

    Jesus wept – I must be some sort of cave-dwelling barbarian.

    I wouldn’t know, mind you – don’t drink it myself.

  150. Oh come on

    (Well the grapes were introduced to Israel by a Frog back in the day.

    (((OMG)))

    Rothschild was his name.)

    (((((((((Fully triggered!)))))))))

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Stimpy needs to get in here and explain this Rothschild wine arrangement.

    No doubt we’ll be informed the Illuminati are involved.

  152. mh

    Tailgunner
    #2981200, posted on April 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    Anyone got updates on my man, Brendan Talent?

    I wouldn’t even know which AFL club he plays for.

  153. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2981272, posted on April 6, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    $83?

    For wine?

    Jesus wept – I must be some sort of cave-dwelling barbarian.

    I’m a wine and Brandy drinker, let me assure you, price is a good indicator of quality but past a certain range it’s only indicating pretense and wankery, sadly lots of peeps fall for it.

  154. candy

    A soft way way to clean up a libertarian blog. Banning words instead of people.

    He’s afraid of being dobbed in, Boris.
    A very realistic worry in these times. He has a job and life. who can blame him? things are not as they used to be since NZ, would be my opinion.

  155. BorisG

    It’s insane

    His blog – his call.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    Hmmm.

    I did wonder, Mark A, why Grange is so sought after.

    It’s grapes FFS.

  157. BorisG

    I can only say that I met Sinc last week and a suggestion was made (not by me) to ban these words. Sinc seemed reluctant but now aapears to have followed that advice.

    His own point was that some normal people become insane when talking about these topics.

  158. RobK

    I wouldn’t even know which AFL club he plays for.
    Someone told me West Coast had hidden Tallent.

  159. mh

    BorisG
    #2981285, posted on April 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm
    I can only say that I met Sinc last week and a suggestion was made (not by me) to ban these words. Sinc seemed reluctant but now aapears to have followed that advice.

    Who lent on him Boris? Department or organisation will suffice.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    The only ‘Tallent’ West Coast are currently displaying is squealing like little bitches, rolling around on the turf and crying like soccer players whenever there’s any danger of being touched.

    The umpires, apparently, are on side with this appalling display.

    Disgraceful.

  161. RobK

    KD,
    The score board doesnt lie.

  162. Confused Old Misfit

    I can only say that I met Sinc last week and a suggestion was made (not by me) to ban these words. Sinc seemed reluctant but now aapears to have followed that advice.

    So we plebs should mind our language or better still STFU, watch cay videos, listen to music (with headphones on) and et our betters run things into the ground at our expense.

  163. jupes

    Someone told me West Coast had hidden Tallent.

    Oh it’s not hidden.

  164. RobK

    Collingwood busy knocking themselves out.

  165. candy

    His own point was that some normal people become insane when talking about these topics.

    Did he say who Boris? who seems normal but becomes insane over a certain topic.

  166. Overburdened

    Re the article about Brunei.

    This is the so called patriarchal mansplaining that all libertarian people reasonably reject.

    It is written from the prism of opposition and uses the politics of power and envy as well as ad hominem attack to prosecute the case of the article.

    If you don’t like it don’t go there.

    I wait for the return of news as information.

    Until then I think the influencer/ author should shut the fuck up.

  167. Tintarella di Luna

    Went with friends to an establishment today owned by people in a mixed marriage, he Macedonian, she Thai – the place is a fusion restaurant of Macedonian/Thai cuisine. We had the Macedonian fare but the Thai fare looked terrific, maybe next time. Hearing Thai people speaking perfect Macedonia was quite something. Australia – so glad my folks decided to come here.

  168. mh

    Did he say who Boris? who seems normal but becomes insane over a certain topic.

    First person ruled out is Stimpy.

  169. jupes

    That’s insane.

    Indeed. By banning one of, if not the most important topic of our time, Sinc has surrendered to the left.

    Can’t recall libertarian icons like Ayn Rand or Milton banning topics.

    [Don’t recall Rand or Milton running a blog. But I do know that Rand used to banish people from her presence. Sinc]

  170. Nick

    Macedonian and Thai, even my eyes bulged at that Tint.

  171. Confused Old Misfit

    In the matter subject matter such as that banned it is sometimes better to be overly exercised over the threat posed thereby than to assume the supercilious pose of an elite, imagining that what concerns the hoi polloi would never trouble them.

  172. Confused Old Misfit

    Missed an “of the”…

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Evidently you can now throw the ball to each other, rugby union/league/netball style, as long as you’re wearing blue and yellow.

    Who knew?

  174. Mater

    His own point was that some normal people become insane when talking about these topics.

    I’m sure the very same thing has been said about those who question Alarmism…or Keynesian economics.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Actually, I’ve changed my mind.

    Pies were beaten by a team that used the ball better. Goddamnit.

    I’m going to the pub. Keno, be good to me. I deserve it.

  176. mh

    Sinc, please ban AFL.

    These people are becoming insane.

  177. Tailgunner

    Carl Williams buy them some beers? What have our crooks done for us lately?

    Xunts.
    But the revolution has needs that only these degenerates can fulfil.

  178. the place is a fusion restaurant of Macedonian/Thai cuisine

    Damn. I thought French/Japanese was innovative.

  179. cohenite

    His own point was that some normal people become insane when talking about these topics.

    Sure boris.

  180. hzhousewife

    He’s afraid of being dobbed in, Boris.
    A very realistic worry in these times. He has a job and life. who can blame him? things are not as they used to be since NZ, would be my opinion.

    In the past week I have chatted with two couples who were in Christchurch during the event.
    The first couple are in deep deep shock, they are left of centre people and were locked down in their Hotel for a long time. The second younger couple were in a nearby shopping center which was also locked down but only for five hours, and they had friends texting them giving them information such that they were not afraid, but they were staying right near the mosque. They are not so badly nervous about the whole situation re immigrants and religion and guns as the first couple I mentioned. I will observe over time how they all get on.

  181. Perhaps the German carmakers could quietly let their lunatic government know the political costs by shutting down their assembly lines for a month to settle this whole matter. There seems to be no end to governments around the world pushing ludicrous levels of clean emissions legislation.
    The Greens will never stop legislating until the car makers go bankrupt – and I suspect this is their aim.

  182. Pedro the Ignorant

    Q. What is three metres long and has has six teeth?

    A. The front row of the Collingwood cheer squad.

    Brilliant camera work from the Foxtel Channel 504 TV cameramen. Bogan Victorians in full roar displaying a generation of dental care.

    Walkley Award material

  183. Tailgunner

    Lannisters!
    Go you good thing!

  184. Tailgunner

    Jeremy Cameron

    Love this guy.
    If I was an AFLM star, I’d be him.

  185. BorisG

    I am not actually sure people can be mad about just one topic but that was Sinc’s point.

    I won’t mention any names. They can do it themselves if (and when) they so wish.

  186. Confused Old Misfit

    Targaryens Rule!

  187. Mater

    I am not actually sure people can be mad about just one topic but that was Sinc’s point.

    So perhaps they’re not mad and just have knowledge and experience that neither Sinc nor yourself do.

  188. Hay Stockard

    Jupes,
    You realise that wine is not Mevushal? You are aware what that means?

  189. jupes

    Evidently you can now throw the ball to each other, rugby union/league/netball style, as long as you’re wearing blue and yellow.

    Fuck off KD. The Victorian umpires have been looking after the Vics as always.

    Pies were beaten by a team that used the ball better. Goddamnit.

    Yep. Much better analysis. This loss was epic for the Pies. They went in massive favourites (I had a lazy $100 on the Eagles at $2.75) but they got beaten for the fourth time in a row. They are mentally scarred.

    Now a bit of my own analysis. Dom Sheed had been dropped three times last year before he was given his (probable) final chance after Andrew Gaff had his brain-fart and was suspended for eight weeks. Since then he has averaged over 30 disposals a game and has been cool as cucumber in tight situations.

    Now Gaff has just had 35 disposals in his first game back while Sheed (only) had 24 but kicked three goals. Point being, we now have two Gaff quality midfielders to replace the one from 9 games ago.

    To the rest of the competition. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  190. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bruce, coins are such a fascinating insight into the past when it comes to Rome. There is a woman, an archaeologist from Oxford University, retired now, who has also worked in the Archaeology Department and also at the Ashmolean Museum there, who has made a special study of numismatics. She emailed me seven pages of very helpful comment in response to my Arthurian article in Quadrant, which was passed on to her with my approval in draft form before publication. As well as offering enthusiastic encouragement to my ideas, she corrected some of my bad Latin and added links to her own numismatic work, which has examined the mythological allusions in pre-Roman British coins – allusions to a sun god and Scandinavian-type myths that suggest a salience for these ideas in pre-Roman times in Britain. You can check out the range of numismatic studies if you join an interesting site http://www.academia.com which provides cross-referencing for published papers.

    The gold Allectus used may have been Welsh gold. There was a lot of that; it is still mined for Royal Weddding rings.

  191. allusions to a sun god and Scandinavian-type myths that suggest a salience for these ideas in pre-Roman times in Britain

    Good god, the case for “no Saxon invasion” but rather a coup more like 1066 (if at all) gains more ground!

  192. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Blogging and watching Escape to the Country in my own space at my desk; Hairy watching what he calls a big night of sports sitting in his own special chair in our main living room.

    It’s all been Cornwell and Dorset tonight and I find I am getting nostalgic for the Auld Country, even though I live here and am thoroughly Australian beyond being born in the UK, coming to Australia aged four, and holding many happy childhood memories of almost two years in Britain in early adolescence. Discussing with Hairy skiving off to Britain again for six months – we have done this before, taking our children and putting them in school there too.

    We could live in a cottage in Cornwall and forget about the rest of the world and its problems. I could write and Hairy could do whatever he does. We would have to declutter most cottages though. Ugh.
    Some of the sensitive new builds are excellent; the absence of damp and window rattles is appealing.
    The weather, of course, might defeat us, but if was only for six months, I ponder ….

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    mmm. Hot cross bun ads. Wish I hadn’t resolved to give these dangerously calorific foods a miss. Now a ‘multi-cultural’ – guess which sort – ad showing dedicated seventh-century garbed researchers testing for brain cancer in a high tech laboratory. I’m sure those women are very competent and also that their hair is kept away from their work, but it is really irritating to see the way we are fed this stuff. It does nothing to help us all live together harmoniously, because the over-emphasis on such difference merely highlights it.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good god, the case for “no Saxon invasion” but rather a coup more like 1066 (if at all) gains more ground!

    Yep. I have been welcomed into a buzzing hive of researchers busy looking for the evidence now.

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Discussing with Hairy skiving off to Britain again for six months

    Curse you, Lizzie B – six months in a serviced apartment in Oban, with my favourite whisky distillery across the bay, and six months in an apartment in Rotterdam – the Memsahib was born there – reading about the economic train-smash in Australia..

  196. BorisG

    So perhaps they’re not mad and just have knowledge and experience that neither Sinc nor yourself do.

    It’s Sinc’s call. He did not ban those commenters nor be banned particular opinions. He banned the entire topic. Nor he says this topic is not important. Just this blog is about other themes.

    Some people mentioned legal risks. I would not be surprised if this is part of the consideration.

  197. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All these properties with nicely made up beds. Eer .. don’t much fancy that four poster.
    I am thinking of heading that way myself.
    Not much of a garden, the prospects are mumbling. The garden is pretty much a mess anyway.
    Ah well, I might just wait up for the Mystery House.

    Doing my bit above to keep up the flow of traffic on the Cat.
    Can’t have it falling off under the new regime of no-no’s.
    Last night the stalwarts put on a nostalgic music video sharing show.
    So I went to bed on that too.

    Wonderful to see that Tom arrived early around 4am to resume normal programming.
    People look forward to that as a good start to the day. Don’t stop, Tom. Heralds the dawn.
    Oh – and remember you’ve got another hour, guys. Daylight saving ends tonight. 2am.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    Denier!
    Dusty, &Tigers, are cooked mate.

    No Rance.
    No chance.

  199. Mater

    Some people mentioned legal risks. I would not be surprised if this is part of the consideration.

    Perversely, I do hope that’s what’s driving it.
    The other possibilities are quite sad.

  200. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That fat woman eating those delicious buns is doing me a power of good. 🙂

  201. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Now we’re visiting a garlic farm. The farmer says his acres of it are all from three corms seventeen years ago. Now he’s into curing the bulbs a la Korean which produces ‘black garlic’ – wrinkled and old outside but totally black and moist inside (bllewh). Erk, now he’s making a paste of it all over his cutting board.

    Well, maybe I’d give it a try. I can be quite experimental. It’s said to be smoky and sweet.
    The farmer says its a great improvement on sheep farming.

    The mystery property has been a hit. Second viewing coming up. Big garden appeals.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Daylight saving ends tonight. 2am.

    Daylight saving? What’s that? Western Australians trialed it three times, and rejected it four times at referendum….

  203. memoryvault

    Daylight saving? What’s that? Western Australians trialed it three times, and rejected it four times at referendum….

    No worries, Zulu.
    I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the government gives you another chance to get it right.

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/04/clearance-sale-mike-carltons-life-story-going-out-the-door-for-4-at-k-mart.html

    “Ah, hallaire, I like boats” life story is going out the door for four dollars at K – Mart. Whether that’s what you pay, or that’s what you are paid to take the wretched volume, I have yet to decide.

  205. Siltstone

    Cactus
    #2981208, posted on April 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm
    Update on my travels to Japan.
    Its Sad. But I must say everywhere there are elderly people here, not many young ones.

    Declining population poses a problem for Japan in terms of who will care for the elderly until such time as the population stabilises again (as it will). Unlike western countries, they have been smart and not imported millions of culturally alien residents. But that still leaves a labour shortage problem in aged care, and elsewhere. Medium term visa’s for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled Pilipino and Thai workers could the the answer. They are willing to work diligently abroad for years at a time if suitably paid, they don’t demand special privileges and they like their home countries (to which they wish to return eventually). Dare one mention….they are all suitably wary of China.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Memory Vault, in another episode from Western Australia’s dark and dirty past, the inquest into Shirley Finn’s murder has reopened….

  207. memoryvault

    Yeah, I’ve seen mention of it a few times recently. Apparently in this latest version, the real murderer confessed to the act on his deathbed, with his dying breath.
    Conveniently completely unverifiable now.

    I’ve lost count. What are we up to now? Version 4?
    I reckon it’s only a matter of time before they pin it on the Micklebergs.

  208. Pedro the Ignorant

    If South Australia is the breeding ground for serial killers, Western Australia is the birthplace of the criminal cover up.

    The murder of Shirley Finn and the Mickelberg saga are prime examples.

  209. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I reckon it’s only a matter of time before they pin it on the Micklebergs.

    Perth cops didn’t think they’d have much luck, bashing a confession out of an ex Special Air Service Regiment trooper, and a Viet Nam veteran to boot, so the “Silver Fox” gave his younger brother a hiding instead…

  210. Pedro the Ignorant

    What happened to the gold from the Perth Mint swindle?

    Found in a paint tin outside the Channel 7 TV studios, taken into police custody and never heard from again.

    I reckon TV reporter Alison Fan would have a pretty good claim on that gold as “unclaimed lost property” because the tin was addressed to her and nobody was silly enough to claim ownership at the time.

    Now gone forever.

  211. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If South Australia is the breeding ground for serial killers, Western Australia is the birthplace of the criminal cover up.

    Show some respect, Pedro. Western Australia is the only State in Australia where two former State Premiers have finished up in the jug.

  212. Pedro the Ignorant

    Avon Lovell wrote a book called “The Mickelberg Stitch” and the WA government went to extraordinary lengths to prevent publication, prosecute anyone who bought a copy, even tried to sue Lovell for defamation.

    I may or may not have a copy of the book.

  213. memoryvault

    The murder of Shirley Finn and the Mickelberg saga are prime examples.

    Yes, the for the time being less said about Rothwells, WA Inc, Laurie Connell, Alan Bond, Brian Burke and the rest of the crowd, the better for one’s health.

    Dallas Dempster is still alive, very rich, very powerful and, let’s say very “influential”.

  214. Pedro the Ignorant

    Back in the day in WA when Bondy was on the A List, and greed was good, there were a lot more than a couple of Premiers who should have been locked up.

    One ex ministeris living somewhere in SE Asia and can never set foot in Australia again. Others are hiding behind dodgy family trusts and ghost company setups.

    WA was being robbed blind by these crooks and idiots kept voting them back into power.

  215. Pedro the Ignorant

    “Last Resort Laurie” Connell.

    Kept a fine string of racehorses and polo ponies and threw the best parties in WA at the time.

    Financed with embezzled money.

  216. Overburdened

    You’ve only got to visit the maritime museum in Freo to get a sense of how WA became the place it is.

    I have also had the same feelings at Gatheume Point lighthouse.

    I don’t know why that was.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Back in the day in WA when Bondy was on the A List,

    Alan (spit) fvcking Bond (spit) took Bell Group shareholders to the cleaners for over a billion dollars, and served less then five years. The fat count maintained in his autobiography that there had been no actual theft (spit), but the legal system was incapable of understanding a normal, commercial transaction. (Spit.)

  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Avon Lovell wrote a book called “The Mickelberg Stitch” and the WA government went to extraordinary lengths to prevent publication, prosecute anyone who bought a copy, even tried to sue Lovell for defamation.

    I heard him being interviewed on the ABC, when the “Silver Fox’s ” attack dog, Adrian Whatsisname, came back from Thailand to face the music……

  219. Overburdened

    He also did the wounded swan routine when he was busted.

    Weak as piss.

  220. Has anyone seen Vox Day’s criticism of Jordan Peterson?

    It is hyperbolic shitposting.

    I don’t know if he is envious or just trying to pump up attention to himself and flog more books he has written.

    If he genuinely believes it, he’s off his bonce.

  221. Overburdened

    Luckily he made a complete recovery.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Pedro the Ignorant

    #2981356, posted on April 7, 2019 at 12:27 am

    “Last Resort Laurie” Connell.

    Kept a fine string of racehorses and polo ponies and threw the best parties in WA at the time.

    Rocket Racer + hay = mediocre racehorse.
    Rocket Racer + a double shot of elephant juice = very fast racehorse.
    No swab.
    No charges.
    No worries.

  223. memoryvault

    One ex ministeris living somewhere in SE Asia and can never set foot in Australia again. Others are hiding behind dodgy family trusts and ghost company setups.

    I wouldn’t bet money on it, but I think you’ll find Wilson Tuckey also resides permanently overseas for similar reasons.

  224. Overburdened

    Bond was also a pommy chancer, to add insult to injury.

  225. Fisky

    Spot of spacechooking, for Cats with an interest in such matters. William Duicker’s (detailed) biography of Ho Chi Minh points out that Ho only ever saw one model of Government for an independent Viet Nam – a Communist dictatorship. Any Nationalists, with any different ideas, were murdered, betrayed to the French, or purged after 1954.

    I have read Duicker’s biography, and, leaving aside the betrayal of the Nationalists to the French, Ho’s regime also signed away Vietnamese territory to Mao in 1958*, rather odd behaviour for a “national liberation” leader.

    *It was in fact the Paracels and Spratleys then under the control of South Vietnam; when Mao unilaterally declared sovereignty over these islands, the Hanoi regime actually endorsed the Chinese claim, and was completely silent when the Chinese started using force to take them over in 1974, which paved the way for the current maritime tensions in that region.

  226. Pedro the Ignorant

    The times they are’a changin’.

    Perth Demons beat West Coast Eagles -happy.

    West Coast Eagles beat Collingwood – also happy.

    For T’othersiders, West Coast now has a reserves team playing in the local Aussie Rules competition the WAFL.
    The senior team plays in the AFL, the *ahem* national competition. (Don’t tell the Vics it is national).

  227. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Avon Lovell wrote a book called “The Mickelberg Stitch” and the WA government went to extraordinary lengths to prevent publication, prosecute anyone who bought a copy, even tried to sue Lovell for defamation.

    I may or may not have a copy of the book.

    I certainly have. Wasn’t the Police Union levying their members a dollar a week, to buy up all the copies of this book?

  228. Pedro the Ignorant

    Neither confirm or deny, Zulu. Dark forces at work.

  229. Pedro the Ignorant

    I love a good conspiracy theory.

  230. Siltstone

    Dallold Resources, Bond International Gold and Bond Gold Australia. Three successive names on my payslips from essentially the same paymaster within one year in the late 1980’s. Wild WA times!

  231. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I love a good conspiracy theory.

    Like the conspiracy theory that the “Silver Fox”, former head of the Gold Stealing squad, in Kalgoorlie, and owner of a crushing plant at Ora Banda, wasn’t above running with the hares, and hunting with the hounds, himself?

  232. Pedro the Ignorant

    Bent Premier Brian Burke wrote his autobiography, A Tumultuous Life .

    It is so full of bullshit it comes with a cloud of blowflies and a free tin of Mortein.

    Burke’s self serving drivel.

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