Monday Forum: April 22, 2019

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  1. dover_beach

    You have to wonder at their knowledge of horses and their owners to think they would just tie up a live animal to an open trailer and drive them on the freeway without the horse losing it.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    She’s a goddamned Q-tard.

    So quick to judge Polly, Frank.

    I found Polly’s vid above to be a full-on piece of unsubstantiated Q-type conspiracy theorizing. I thought the Cat was better than this.

    If she is busy exposing child trafficking that is all to the good, but do it realistically. She needs to recognize that with war-torn Sri Lanka she is dealing with a country still full of political chaos. Denigrating those assisting mothers to find their long-long ‘disappeared’ children, something common enough for groupings in war-torn South America or the Philippines, is hardly rational unless she has solid evidence. Mere associational timings just don’t cut it.

  3. John Constantine

    https://futurism.com/simulation-mass-surveillance-save-humanity

    To prevent this from happening, Bostrom says we need a more effective global government — one that could quickly outlaw any potential civilization-destroying technology.

    He also suggests we lean into mass government surveillance, outfitting every person with necklace-like “freedom tags” that can hear and see what they’re doing at all times.

    These tags would feed into “patriot monitoring stations,” or “freedom centers,” where artificial intelligences monitor the data, bringing human “freedom officers” into the loop if they detect signs of a black ball.

    Nothing to hide means nothing to fear.

    Our surveillance is our Strength.

    Comrades.

  4. Stimpson J. Cat

    I know I bang about this, but the evidence suggests the Saxons were merely the English celts.

    There is far more historical evidence showing that the English were C$nts rather than Celts.
    I would go so far as to say they still are.

  5. I can’t wait to vote for the High Explosive Moron Pulveriser Party.
    I assume that anti-aircraft guns are involved, Kim Jong-Un style.

    You are entirely correct, K.D.

  6. thefrollickingmole

    rugbyskier

    With all due respect how does that qualify her to lead combat troops?
    Her background is great, some really, really good Generals have had strong logistics backgrounds (Grant), but isnt the lack of actual combat experience a huge blank spot in her knowledge?

    Its a worrying return to “political” generals which seems to occur regularly in countries with rotten politicians.

  7. Steve trickler

    Mindfree
    #2997182, posted on April 25, 2019 at 3:57 pm
    Thanks Steve

    I think Dot (Frank) does have a point with the Q connection however, the link to Lauren McKee is pretty compelling and the name of the Sidwell kid if it checks out is pretty thought provoking

    I’m curious if she does get all her info from QAnon (Ok Ok) or does have other sources to do her own investigative work. I’m still trying to work that out

    PS I would have liked to seen Jason C give Dinesh more time than just 4 minutes

    No conclusions to be drawn….. yet. But let’s watch the show.

  8. Dr Faustus

    Some people online have suggested they could have been horse statues, but Pimpani said she saw the animals trying to move their legs when she drove beside the ute.

  9. Lizzie did you read some of the loopier comments though?

    “Angles go back to Germany”

    LOL

    Old English inscriptions are recorded very briefly after the Romans leaving, before “Horsa and Hengist”.

    Also, plenty of Saxon kings had Celtic names – even the founder of the Wessex Kingdom (Cedric). Coel (Kyle) and Cædwalla are so far removed from the “invasion” that the idea they became “Celtised” and at the same time made all the Britons in England speak “Saxonish” is just weird.

    A better theory for the name Saxon comes from the knives everyone used (Seax) and the curious connection to the Swedes and so on better explains religion than demi gods invading England.

    The DNA evidence shows the Frisian connection and basically continuous occupation of the land in northern Europe, including Doggerland, until it was submerged.

  10. Dr Faustus

    Some people online have suggested they could have been horse statues, but Pimpani said she saw the animals trying to move their legs when she drove beside the ute.

    In a statement to Yahoo News, Victoria Police confirmed the incident was investigated and the ute driver won’t face charges.

    “Fawkner Highway Patrol officers made a number of enquiries and determined that the horses are not real horses and were being transported for an Anzac ceremony.”

    Not sure what happened there…

  11. Some people online have suggested they could have been horse statues, but Pimpani said she saw the animals trying to move their legs when she drove beside the ute.

    You couldn’t make this stuff up.
    The “horses” are standing, with tightened tie down straps over the top of them.

    Other motorists, “people online”, and the investigating officer (ffs) don’t need to know a bluddee thing about horses to know they’re statues.

  12. Ros

    I thought Greta was a little brat too. Until I read in quillette “Self-Harm Versus the Greater Good: Greta Thunberg and Child Activism”, that she was diagnosed with high functioning autism and OCD.

    “When Greta Thunberg was 11 years old, she went two months without eating. At least, that is what a recent family memoir asks us to believe. Her heart rate and blood pressure showed signs of starvation, and she stopped speaking to anyone but her parents and younger sister, Beata. After years of depression, eating disorders, and anxiety attacks, she was eventually diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She also suffers from selective mutism, a disorder related to severe anxiety which can render her unable to speak to anyone outside her closest family. When she wants to tell a climate researcher that she is planning a school strike to save the environment, she speaks through her father.”

    So her mother wrote a book. Her mother has to be a monster.

    “Their memoir tells the story of “a family in crisis and a planet in crisis,” and while these two narratives might appear to be entirely unrelated, Ernman and her co-authors insist they are inextricably linked. The oppression of women, minorities, and people with disabilities, we are told, is a product of the same root cause as climate change: our unsustainable way of life. The family’s private crisis and the global climate crisis, the authors implausibly argue, are simply symptoms of the same systemic disorder.”

    How awful is that child’s life,

    “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day,” she announced when she addressed the world’s leaders in Davos.”

    Now she is being compared to Christ by a Bishop, of Berlin. Nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. And the usual rubbish about how being on the autism spectrum is a gift, rather than the horror it is for so many, cant speak, have to wear nappies etc. One idiot Guardian journalist proclaiming how autism should be feted declaring

    “There is a glorious simplicity to her arguments that makes them hard to refute.”

    And quoting this as if it spoke to her Joan Of Arc status or something, “ What, she asked, was the point of pupils like her learning anything if politicians ignored the glaring facts on climate change……”

    What happens when she loses it entirely, or the world of social media turns on her.

  13. Notafan

    KD

    Not a lady wallpaper any more?

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    I mean really, who doesn’t have these conditions these days.

    It would nice if more Women had selective mutism sometimes, am I right?

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Fuck ’em, bring all our war dead home.
    Re inter the poor buggers in a bloody great ring around Canberra so our Glorious Leaders can see them every day.

    I’ve heard worse ideas.

  16. rugbyskier

    With all due respect how does that qualify her to lead combat troops?
    Her background is great, some really, really good Generals have had strong logistics backgrounds (Grant), but isnt the lack of actual combat experience a huge blank spot in her knowledge?

    She is a signaller, not a logistician. I know that she commanded a signals regiment and had operational service in East Timor and the Solomon Islands prior to going to Iraq and Afghanistan. I think that being shot at in Afghanistan probably gave her some combat experience.

  17. John Constantine

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  18. feelthebern

    Britain must be banned from 5 eyes.

    5 eyes has been an outstanding success, stopping the Christchurch attack is reason to keep it alone.

  19. Steve trickler

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2997193, posted on April 25, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    She’s a goddamned Q-tard.

    So quick to judge Polly, Frank.

    I found Polly’s vid above to be a full-on piece of unsubstantiated Q-type conspiracy theorizing. I thought the Cat was better than this.

    If she is busy exposing child trafficking that is all to the good, but do it realistically. She needs to recognize that with war-torn Sri Lanka she is dealing with a country still full of political chaos. Denigrating those assisting mothers to find their long-long ‘disappeared’ children, something common enough for groupings in war-torn South America or the Philippines, is hardly rational unless she has solid evidence. Mere associational timings just don’t cut it.

    You’ve viewed one video and rushed to judgment, Elizabeth?

    Let us see what plays out.She’s a good sleuth.

  20. feelthebern

    Only the NRL could be stupid enough to play a game at the SCG.
    Spectators may as well be on Mars.

  21. Notafan

    KD

    Why I posted it.

    Haha

  22. feelthebern

    Wow.
    Just wow.


    NSA Recommends Dropping Phone-Surveillance Program

    The National Security Agency has recommended that the White House abandon a U.S. surveillance program that collects information about Americans’ phone calls and text messages, saying the logistical and legal burdens of keeping it outweigh its intelligence benefits, according to people familiar with the matter.

  23. feelthebern

    Who needs the NSA the you have facebook & google doing the work for you?

  24. thefrollickingmole

    I think that being shot at in Afghanistan probably gave her some combat experience.

    By that criteria many gang members are also suited to lead people in combat.

    I have nothing against her, I just think its a political move which will get people killed unless shes one of that rare % of people able to actually learn from others experiences.

    And I shouldn’t have to say combat experience doesnt necessarily make a good leader either.

  25. Overburdened

    It is good for the soul to swim beyond the waves at an almost deserted beach.

    If I was a selfish bloke I could think that the few people that were specks on the beach should have left me to it.

    Meanwhile, how any person could consider horses would stand in a trailer being towed by a car is incredible, let alone the concept of the tethering before they set off on their journey.

  26. Overburdened

    By that criteria many gang members are also suited to lead people in combat.

    Hold the phone.

    Another horses standing in a trailer moment.

  27. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also, plenty of Saxon kings had Celtic names – even the founder of the Wessex Kingdom (Cedric). Coel (Kyle)

    Cedric, like Cerdic and Corotic, I judge to be names derived originally from the term ‘heretic’; names referring to kings who rejected Roman Trinitarian Christianity. Known heretics were lumped together with all ‘pagans’ and ‘heathens’.

    Coel has a similar religious connotation. I think it stems originally from the Latin Coelestius, a term used for the sky-father, for it translates as ‘of the sky’. A remnant form is Old King Cole. Kelso in the Scottish borders is also a name derived from Coel. Not surprising, as it was near the territory of the Votadini (Gododdin). Camuloddin after the Boudiccan rebellion became later known as Coel-Caester, or Colchester, as it is today (from the Latin Castra, a fort). A similar ‘sacred’ reference is in the nearby town known today, as in the past, as Brancaster (Bran=Arthur=Odin). Coelestius was also the reputed sidekick of the theologian Pelagius (meaning sea-born, in Greek), whose rather ‘Celtic’ anti-clerical theology greatly upset the Romans but which is historically well-attested as very popular in C5th Britain. Coelestius disappeared when things got hot in Rome for Pelagius, but he was used by Pelagius as an ‘excuse’ for the theological ‘mistakes’ made. He may have simply been a useful cypher.

    A complex melding.

  28. Crossie

    She could hardly do otherwise, given her Chancellor of the Exchequer is about to visit China to kiss Emperor Xi’s ring and sign up to the Belt and Road as a stabilizer for post-Brexit trade.

    Talking to us about trade is beneath them? Or the Yanks?

    That should make Corbyn extatic though if they want to live under a dictatorship why leave the EU.

  29. feelthebern

    Australia should make 2020 the year of zero Australian ADF personal being overseas.
    Then before anyone can be deployed post 2020 it should have to pass a parliamentary vote.
    The threshold of Australian involvement needs to be raised significantly & those who make the decisions need to be accountable.

  30. Ellen of Tasmania

    The DNA evidence shows the Frisian connection and basically continuous occupation of the land in northern Europe, including Doggerland, until it was submerged.

    Dot, I’m not trying to question the history, but I find it interesting that modern scholars are quick to recognise the probable bias or motivations of past historians, but completely blind to their own.

    Note how he waves the flag for ‘diversity is our strength’ – especially at the end – which he seems to think his historical narrative somehow supports. Didn’t think so, myself, but that was certainly the message he wanted to convey.

    Scholars like to believe that their work is objective and ‘scientific’ but they all come with their own baggage of presuppositions.

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Old English inscriptions are recorded very briefly after the Romans leaving, before “Horsa and Hengist”.

    And coin evidence demonstrates that Scandinavian mythologies were current and deemed important in Britain prior to the Roman arrival. I thank Daphne Nash Briggs, Oxford archaeologist, for bringing her work on this to my attention.

    What I find historically amazing is how easily the serious ‘breakaway’ movements from Rome in Britain, led by Germanic-origin tribesmen and enjoining with continental resistance movements, are simply elided over by historians of Britain. Carausius and the earlier Gallic Empire breakouts showed intense relationships with continental culture still happening during the second century, and likely established many generations prior to that. These people could speak to each other. Trading produces pigeon languages. Always.

  32. jupes

    I think that being shot at in Afghanistan probably gave her some combat experience.

    In a literal sense maybe, but anyone can be shot at. How one responds to being shot at is what may or may not give valuable combat experience.

    This BTW is a common reason given for women to serve in combat units. “I have already been in combat (shot at) so should be allowed to serve in a combat unit.” Yeah no, two completely different things. Well it was until the big brains of the ADF decided to employ the Sex Discrimination Commissioner to rewrite doctrine for them.

    Sitting in base camp manning radios isn’t combat experience either.

  33. feelthebern

    I haven’t read the Shorten announcement, but if are posted overseas for more than 6 months, the government should pick up the tab for your funeral.
    It should be retrospective for anyone who meets that threshold.

  34. calli

    Some people online have suggested they could have been horse statues, but Pimpani said she saw the animals trying to move their legs when she drove beside the ute.

    ….

    Not sure what happened there…

    Was the wymmynses drug tested? Sounds like she was driving stoned.

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    Snap before I even said it, mole.

    Being shot at is not necessarily combat experience. That occurs when you as a leader take steps to kill the people shooting at you, and take and hold the ground they were on.

    I don’t know Brig. Coyle. She may be an acknowledged expert in the provision of Internet services and other communication means to troops overseas. Whether that translates into actual experience in leading arms corps in contact is still debatable regardless of how good a person she is.

    I think we may have a hint there somewhere about motivations, too.

    ‘logistician’

    A term brought to you by the same people who describe the punters collecting wayward supermarket shopping trolleys as ‘mobile customer service enhancement system relocation technicians’.

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Nota,

    I no comprende.

    Que?

  37. Mitch M.

    I mean really, who doesn’t have these conditions these days.

    Don’t believe any of that crap of people claiming to be on the spectrum, most of them don’t even know what the cardinal features are and typically focus on the cognitive and socialisation issues which betrays the fact it is a whole body condition.

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    Geez, jupes.

    And here I was trying to be nice! Ha!

  39. Helen

    Tpopher is keen to dust this off and update it.

    Good background on the Murray Darling Basin Plan

  40. feelthebern

    Australia needs to have tiered pensions for the ADF.
    The ones who were sent overseas should have a major pension bump.
    There needs to be a big divide between the ones who were over there & the Jacqui Lambie’s of the world.

  41. Helen

    Topher Field
    Yesterday at 4:21 PM ·

    I’m in pre-production right now for a follow up to this video from 8 years ago.

    It may prove in time to be one of the most important topics I’ve ever covered. This video was largely ignored (I did succeed in helping force the government to pause for more ‘community consultation’ but they then went ahead as already planned after that, so no lasting change) and 8 years later things are worse than ever, and their ‘plan’ is even more of a farce.

    Watch this to get up to speed, and standby for a follow up before the Federal Election.

  42. OldOzzie

    Boambee John
    #2997055, posted on April 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    OldOzzie
    #2996916, posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:55 am
    Percy Popinjay
    #2996873, posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Yep, no one could have predicted arkytects would have come up with something as hideous as this.

    It’s almost like they’re beyond parody, or something.

    PP,

    I had seen that before and I actually like that design – having been to Notre Dame the light flooding in would make a magnificent interior

    Minor problem OO.

    There is a vaulted stone ceiling, not much light is likely to get through that!

    Boambee John

    Not so – these are open to the air

    The roof is non-existent: the nave, the transept and the choir now lie in open air, vulnerable to bad weather. They cannot even be protected until the structure has been examined thoroughly, a task that will take weeks. Three major elements of the structure (the north transept pinion, the pinion located between the two towers and the vault) are also on the verge of collapse.

    Chartres Cathedral was rebuilt with wrought iron trusses and copper sheeting after the 1836 fire

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_de_Paris_fire

  43. Atoms for Peace

    The left trips over the Godwin’s Law rake every day. Profoundly stupid people.

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Note how he waves the flag for ‘diversity is our strength’ – especially at the end – which he seems to think his historical narrative somehow supports. Didn’t think so, myself, but that was certainly the message he wanted to convey.

    Yes, I noticed that too Ellen. Certain contradictions there. In fact the real message from the historical revision is that a common and very longue duree thread of tradition and heritage is absolutely vital to the construction of a long-lasting Nation. Too much diversity is no good thing would be my take out on it all, and I argue strongly for the strength of the original Arthurian (Odinic) concept as vital to our comprehension of pre-Roman Britain and the post-Roman society that emerged from it.

    Heinrich Harke also comments at the end how French and German historians are now trying to engage in identity construction just as Gildas and Bede did (such EU reinvention of the Germans as gentle non-invading souls is noted with a far more ascerbic eye by Brian Ward-Perkins in his excellent book on the fall of Rome). Yet Harke sticks strongly, vs Pryor, to the invasion theory re the Brits which allows these past forms of identity construction. Go figure.

  45. Stimpson J. Cat

    Being shot at is not necessarily combat experience.

    I always assume people are shooting at me.
    They never are, every time it’s at someone else.
    I can be quite annoying so it’s always refreshing.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    I haven’t read the Shorten announcement, but if are posted overseas for more than 6 months, the government should pick up the tab for your funeral.

    I tend to agree, but only our SAS are ever really in danger overseas.

    We don’t really have a defence force as such.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    it is a whole body condition.

    When properly diagnosed, it certainly is this. Just feeling a bit odd and out of it doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to a proper diagnosis of physical and mental autism, even at level 1.
    I’ve brought up one autistic child and have very strong involvement with another one.

    It could break your heart if you let it. Poor little abused Greta.

  48. feelthebern

    Funny.
    Bret Easton Ellis has a series of essays (print only which is weird in this day & age).

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525656308/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=washpost-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0525656308&linkId=28ff644c99c1d68348822c2ec35743da

    Check the out the “items also purchased”.
    Must be a set up.

  49. Mitch M.

    When properly diagnosed, it certainly is this. Just feeling a bit odd and out of it doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to a proper diagnosis of physical and mental autism, even at level 1.
    I’ve brought up one autistic child and have very strong involvement with another one.

    It could break your heart if you let it. Poor little abused Greta.

    I’ve read too much about ASD and still have a few hundred pdfs to read through but the research is now boring because as so often happens in biomedicine you reach a point where it becomes mind boggling and so they publish material that is simply reinventing the wheel. A long term goal I have is to work with a charity group to create a comprehensive database covering all aspects, from primary to clinical research. We need seed funding because that is going be incredibly labour intensive.

  50. Lizzie:

    Old English inscriptions are recorded very briefly after the Romans leaving, before “Horsa and Hengist”.

    Yes, I’ve seen some of the inscriptions:
    “Bluddee ‘ell. I thought they’d never go.”
    “”She wore that same toga to the Christmas Party.”
    “You’d ‘ave thought they would have helped with the washing up”
    “Look at the horseshit in the driveway!”
    “Bloody Romans. What ‘ave they ever done for us?”

  51. JC

    Maybe we should revise the idea of having women in combat areas and give them a purpose to be there.

    I tend to agree, but only our SAS are ever really in danger overseas.

    We should re-introduce the idea of having comfort women for dudes in combat. It would help the dudes and certainly would be a more useful role than the pretense of what we’re going through now.

  52. Knuckle Dragger

    Plenty of historical precedent there, JC.

    Caravans full of comfort women followed the Crusaders all over the place, and again in the Thirty Years’ War.

    The Japs were very big on comfort women in China in 197 and 1938.

    Soviet Eastern front commanders in WW2 used to pick the perkiest female signaller or nurse they could find, and they became their ‘campaign wives’, and the beneficiaries of looted Ukrainian and German j… er, necklaces and stuff and stockings.

    Why wouldn’t we have this sort of creature comforts?

  53. Notafan

    KD

    You previously mentioned your tryst with N and when I read the article by Milligan I was pretty sure it had to be the same woman.

    Thank you for confirming.

  54. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘1937’

    Freaking out over the Pies’ nine point lead at 3/4 time.

    Speaking of 197, the Romans probably had comfort chicks as well.

  55. JC

    Why wouldn’t we have this sort of creature comforts?

    ‘sactly my point.

  56. Infidel Tiger

    Sky News reporting that the Nationals believe Rob Oakeshotte is going to win Cowper.

    We deserve what’s coming.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    Well yeah, Nota, but I didn’t expect her to be in the news.

    As far as I’m concerned the headline and text should be vastly different.

  58. Chris

    I tend to agree, but only our SAS are ever really in danger overseas.

    We don’t really have a defence force as such.

    U-huh.

  59. Boambee John

    OO

    I am sure I saw an overhead shot showing much of the vaulted ceiling still in place, no roof or attic left it visible.

    One part, I think around the intersection of the cross shape, had collapsed, but that was not a high proportion of the total. Perhaps more has fallen since then?

  60. feelthebern

    If Oakey gets up, I will seriously think of migrating to HK or Texas.
    I just couldn’t stand it.

  61. Notafan

    Was a very brief time in the spotlight

    Milligan certainly didn’t run with a novel on that story.

  62. JC

    Damn, I thought like lots of people it derived from him.

    In a biography of General U S Grant, there was mention of a charismatic American Civil War general called ‘Fighting Joe’ Hooker, and his female camp followers, known as Hooker’s women, or Hookers, for short. Do you know, is this the origin of the word Hooker for a lady of negotiable affections, or is it folk etymology?

    This is a persistent story in the USA, but it’s untrue.

    General ‘Fighting Joe’ Hooker. It wasn’t him, honest.

    General Hooker was a real person, though one who wasn’t universally popular — one biographer calls him “a conniver and carouser” — because he was quarrelsome, deeply disrespectful of his superiors, a womaniser, a drunkard, and (worst of all) an unsuccessful soldier. Hooker’s headquarters were described as a combination of bar and brothel into which no decent woman could go. It is also said that his men were an undisciplined lot who often frequented prostitutes (a red-light area of Washington is supposed to have briefly been called Hooker’s division for this reason). So it’s not surprising that hooker is often assumed to derive from his short-lived command.

    However, there’s a fatal flaw: the word is recorded several times before the Civil War. It’s listed in the second edition of John Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms of 1859 and another example is known from North Carolina in 1845. An even earlier instance was turned up by George Thompson of New York University in The New York Transcript of 25 September 1835, which contains a whimsical report of a police court hearing in which a woman of no reputation at all is called a hooker because she “hangs around the hook”.

    This obscure reference is to Corlear’s Hook, an area of New York. Bartlett suggests the same origin for the term, based on “the number of houses of ill-fame frequented by sailors” in the area. Though this origin sounds plausible, it may well be that John Bartlett and others who made this connection were falling victim to an earlier version of folk etymology

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    She’s in my soon to be published memoir, though.

    Its working title is ‘Jellybeans and Fence-Jumpers’.

    Next year I’m going to the US to lecture its citizens and make money from them at the same time.

  64. JC

    If Oakey gets up, I will seriously think of migrating to HK or Texas.
    I just couldn’t stand it.

    I reckon it’s bullshit.

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2997231, posted on April 25, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Old English inscriptions are recorded very briefly after the Romans leaving, before “Horsa and Hengist”.

    And coin evidence demonstrates that Scandinavian mythologies were current and deemed important in Britain prior to the Roman arrival. I thank Daphne Nash Briggs, Oxford archaeologist, for bringing her work on this to my attention.

    What I find historically amazing is how easily the serious ‘breakaway’ movements from Rome in Britain, led by Germanic-origin tribesmen and enjoining with continental resistance movements, are simply elided over by historians of Britain. Carausius and the earlier Gallic Empire breakouts showed intense relationships with continental culture still happening during the second century, and likely established many generations prior to that. These people could speak to each other. Trading produces pigeon languages. Always.

    Cool stuff.

  66. Notafan

    It’s nice work KD.

    Give away a couple of free copies and claim the entire trip as a tax deductible ‘book promotion tour’.

  67. feelthebern

    If any Cats see Rob Oakeshotte on the campaign stand next to him & drop a sick fart.

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Apparently I get free ammo too.

    And I’m renowned for my tipping.

  69. Stimpson J. Cat

    Knuckles did you turn her Gay?
    Be honest.
    This is all your fault.

  70. calli

    I was caught in a traffic jam when Oakschitt gave his 17 minute justification for betraying the electorate.

    I nearly lost the will to live.

  71. Knuckle Dragger

    Of course not Stimpy.

    That was her natural condition before she met me, and again after I changed work locations.

    That article’s headline should have read:

    ‘Millions of Victorian Men Proved Inferior as Prominent Hot Dog Salesman Relocates’

    After before I get criticised, I refer you all to the primary school rulebook:

    Pedro started it.
    No-one stopped him.
    Therefore, fair game.

  72. Stimpson J. Cat

    I tend to agree, but only our SAS are ever really in danger overseas.

    I think we need an alternative, a new force that can take on the missions the SAS can’t.

    I propose forming the STS Special Tranny Service.
    To be supported by the STD Special Tranny Division.

  73. Tel

    Sitting in base camp manning radios isn’t combat experience either.

    Give it another 50 years, that will be the entirety of all military experience. The radios will have a few extra gimbals and red buttons on them, perhaps a video screen where you can see a sanitized version or whatever is getting obliterated.

    Well … all the developed countries will operate that way.

  74. Infidel Tiger

    The NSW Nationals are a disgrace if they lose this election.

    This is what happens when righties go green. A real Green will usurp them.

  75. Infidel Tiger

    The umpiring in the Anzac match was shocking.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    IT,

    Agreed. The Pies will gladly take the points, but Essendon were generally better through the middle on the day.

    A couple of high tackles and holding the balls against Collingwood at crucial points were either missed or ignored.

  77. JC

    Has there ever been a day in Big Fat Clive’s adult life when he hasn’t had a running court case or the beginnings of litigation going?

    ‘Revenge’ suit clouds deal
    AEC Declaration of Qld Senate Nominations

    A lawsuit by Clive Palmer against the PM overshadows talk of a preference deal between the Coalition and United Australia Party.

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    IT,

    Agreed. The Pies will gladly take the points (thank Christ) but Esser-dun were generally better though the middle on the day.

    A couple of high tackles and holding the b#lls against Collingwood at crucial points were either missed or ignored.

    Breaking: My earlier condolences and goodwill towards the ferals just evaporated when they booed Pendlebury. Buckley takes them to task in public!

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    Has there ever been a day in Big Fat Clive’s adult life when he hasn’t had a running court case or the beginnings of litigation going?

    He’s fantastic JC.
    Making Australia Great Again.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    Commentators now predicting mass brawls at over 94,000 punters try to leave the MCG at once.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently throws are now allowed in AFL.

  82. rickw

    I think that being shot at in Afghanistan probably gave her some combat experience.

    Who hasn’t been shot at in Afghanistan?

  83. Tom

    Bluddee hell. Bombres fans are behaving like the toothless Pies rabble, booing Scott Pendlebury for being awarded B.O.G.

    Pies won a classic. As losers of last year’s GF, they’ve had the classic preparation to win this year’s flag. I don’t hate them like I used to. They’re a very good side coached by a tough coach I adnire.

  84. mh

    359 dead from the Isl amic suicide bombings targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. That is over seven times the Christchurch death toll.

    This silence from Greg “we are all Mus lims now” Sheridan is deafening.

  85. jupes

    This silence from [insert any MSM commentator] is deafening.

  86. rickw

    Some people online have suggested they could have been horse statues, but Pimpani said she saw the animals trying to move their legs when she drove beside the ute.

    Pimpani has clearly never tried to get a horse into a horse float, otherwise she would realise that getting the bloody things to stand on an open trailer is physically impossible without being kicked to death.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2997301, posted on April 25, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Bluddee hell. Bombres fans are behaving like the toothless Pies rabble, booing Scott Pendlebury for being awarded B.O.G.

    I think they were venting that Pendlebury scored a couple of non frees late.
    Example, the one thing umps have been all over is, if you duck your head into a tackle, it is play on.
    Mid way through the last Pendlebury lead with the noggin and scored a free.
    This was after MacDonald-Tipunwuti basically got decapitated four times for zero frees.
    It is that inconsistency which drives people nuts.

  88. Geriatric Mayfly

    Gutfeld goes for Stelter’s criticism of Trump for avoiding (like the plague) the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. I suppose our Walkley Awards’ night would come close.

    As for schmoozing, being useful? No. For us, this dinner is just an orgy of self-congratulation with sweaty lemmings complimenting their shared opinions while peering over their shoulder to see what coked-up, third tiered celebrity might stumble into the stinky overcrowded mess hall. Trust me, the halitosis is so thick you could cut it with a cake knife….Why go to a place when the entire theme will be “orange man bad,” featuring the same moronic platitudes expressed by the same lunatics who’ve never offered a thought that might offend their tight circled.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    Just copping comments now from a mate who’s an Esser-dun man. He’s a bit like the country football teams who adopt a kid from the local special school as a mascot.

    ‘The crowd wasn’t booing Pendlebury. They were booing the umpires.’

    FMD.

  90. rickw

    This silence from Greg “we are all Mus lims now” Sheridan is deafening.

    He’s far from alone.

    I’m going to ask the Pastor if he went to see the local Catholic Priest this week, because he went to see the local imam after Christchurch.

  91. Crossie

    We should re-introduce the idea of having comfort women for dudes in combat. It would help the dudes and certainly would be a more useful role than the pretense of what we’re going through now.

    Not in this age of Skype and Facebook when the comfort women would brag and cause a lot of strife as that girl in Hong Kong who ended Andrew Broad’s career.

  92. mh

    One of the Mus lim suicide bombers lived in Melbournistan for 6 years.

  93. Tom

    Long live booing. Shit umpiring deserved to be booed — and the AFL holds the world record for shit umpiring. It’s the only redress fans have.

  94. Knuckle Dragger

    Here’s the thing about Anzac Day footy. IMO anyway:

    It doesn’t seem to matter as to either Collingwood or Essendon’s form or ladder position. Essendon could be top of the table and the Pies sitting on 17th and they still manage, year after year to put on a cracker of a game.

    There’s probably a salient, profound point to be made to conclude – but I can’t think of it. It’s just good to see and good for the game.

  95. Crossie

    ‘sactly my point.
    Infidel Tiger
    #2997262, posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:22 pm
    Sky News reporting that the Nationals believe Rob Oakeshotte is going to win Cowper.

    We deserve what’s coming.

    That’s Nationals going for the underdog status. I can’t imagine a majority of any electorate placing Oakeshott anywhere but last.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    That said, it’s probably reasonable to conclude that every umpire involved in that game will be officiating at the Riddells Creek v Lancefield match next weekend.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2997289, posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    The umpiring in the Anzac match was shocking

    Yep, when all players twice come to a dead stop expecting a whistle which never comes, that is a sign.
    And the second pissed me off mainly because Channel Bwuce commentators don’t know the rules …
    “Oh yeah, Collingwood player got handball away, so play on.”
    Yeah, nah.
    If you get tackled and you touch the ball on the ground trying to break the tackle (which he did) it is dropping the bal. That is why everyone stopped dead.
    Don’t get me wrong. Essendon let Collingwood off the leash too far in the first quarter which proved costly, but tye umpires fucking ruined what was a great game.
    .
    And you are right about throws IT.
    Everyone does the (cough) 1-2 metre “handball on the up”.
    Not sure what the answer is because they have let it go for too long. It is hard to disguise a longer throw… maybe call any transfer of the ball under 5 metres a throw?

  98. ‘The crowd wasn’t booing Pendlebury. They were booing the umpires.’

    I was saying Bu-urns!

  99. Tel

    Pimpani has clearly never tried to get a horse into a horse float, otherwise she would realise that getting the bloody things to stand on an open trailer is physically impossible without being kicked to death.

    Penalize her for using a mobile phone in the car.

    Then a surcharge for being an annoying busybody.

    Finally, take away her license on the basis that this level of stupidity could not possibly be safe on the road.

  100. mh

    Watched the Brisbane Anzac march on ABC this morning. One tip for the ABC, the producer seemed too focused on getting pictures of city hall.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2997271, posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    If Oakey gets up, I will seriously think of migrating to HK or Texas.
    I just couldn’t stand it.

    I reckon it’s bullshit.

    I agree.
    It is a ginned up “internal poll” to scare likely Nat protest voters back into the fold.
    I don’t reckon Oakeshott has a chance in hell.
    He’s in it for the AEC funding.

  102. rickw

    Super small 2” lathe, almost more a model than a tool:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9VqNz6Kuvug

  103. mh

    Clive Palmer wants to end companies paying tax quarterly in advance and just pay everything at the end of the financial year.

    Can’t see any risks there.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    Clive Palmer wants to end companies paying tax quarterly in advance and just pay everything at the end of the financial year.

    Can’t see any risks there.

    Hard enough finding the coin every quarter. Getting one big bill would destroy small business.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes, I’ve seen some of the inscriptions:
    “Bluddee ‘ell. I thought they’d never go.”

    Perhaps a prescient true word said in jest there, Winston.
    I do like ‘orrible ‘istories very much though, so thanx.
    I cut my teeth on ‘1066 and All That’. 🙂

  106. Stimpson J. Cat

    Who hasn’t been shot at in Afghanistan?

    Afghanistan Afghanistan or Lakemba Afghanistan?

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    The man charged with killing a woman in a Little Bourke Street earlier this week was a diagnosed schizophrenic who was released from a psychiatric hospital a week ago. He had not been taking his anti-psychotic medication.

    Of course.

    Accidents happen, tragedies happen. FFS.

  108. memoryvault

    Clive Palmer wants to end companies paying tax quarterly in advance and just pay everything at the end of the financial year.

    I’ve asked this before but never had a realistic answer.
    Why do companies pay tax at all?

  109. John Constantine

    The sobbing wymynsys activist having delusions of wooden horses prancing about inner blurry, tear stained vision was one thing.

    Australia’s media class, journalists, producers and editors will run activists enraged and heartfelt denouncements as news stories unfiltered.

    Nobody in their media class will take the risk of mansplaining to the wymynsys activist that being blinded by rage makes you a poor eyewitness.

    Australia’s media tell us that wooden horses prance in pain as literally Nazi men torture them, and it isn’t fake news because it feels like the sort of thing men do.

  110. Lizzie, just in case you’re interested, “1066 and All That” is available from Amazon.

  111. John Constantine

    In her, not inner.

    Damn Skynet auto-correct.

  112. Notafan

    Rickw

    Please report back!

  113. cohenite

    Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest, killing (her own) children and police.

    That fact alone relegates the horror of Christchurch to the statue of a can of beans compared to Mt Everest.

    The rest of the bombers were all educated, pillars of the community, blending completely in.

    Now someone tell me why any Western country should host any member of the RoP.

  114. jupes

    Gutfeld goes for Stelter’s criticism of Trump for avoiding (like the plague) the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

    Caught a bit of The Front Page last night on Sky. Peter Gleeson’s go-to girl for news about Trump has full-blown CNN-level TDS. The only reason Trump could possibly have for not attending the WHCD is because he can’t stand criticism according to the clueless bint.

    Of course all the abuse was just accepted by the host. Never in the history of electronic media have we been infested with such ignorance on so many levels.

  115. cohenite

    I’ve read too much about ASD and still have a few hundred pdfs to read through but the research is now boring because as so often happens in biomedicine you reach a point where it becomes mind boggling and so they publish material that is simply reinventing the wheel. A long term goal I have is to work with a charity group to create a comprehensive database covering all aspects, from primary to clinical research. We need seed funding because that is going be incredibly labour intensive.

    You had better get motoring Mitch; according to the poor little darling and her political counterpart, arse over cortex, we’re all going to die in 12 years.

  116. rickw

    Afghanistan Afghanistan, not Lakemba Afghanistan.

  117. zyconoclast

    Wake Forest University hosts no-whites-allowed faculty and staff listening sessions — to promote inclusivity

    “Dear faculty and staff colleagues, this is a reminder about our upcoming listening sessions on inclusion that I am holding for faculty and staff of color over the next several weeks,” stated an April 18 email from Michele Gillespie, dean of the college, to campus employees.

  118. zyconoclast

    Where Are the Black Women in STEM Leadership?

    By training diverse women in science and tech to become leaders, the whole ecosystem benefits

  119. Infidel Tiger

    One of the saddest post career declines has been watching Jonathan Brown become an AFL company man.

    Plastic tough man.

  120. zyconoclast

    TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

    The full-body scanners at airports across the country frequently give false alarms for Afros, braids, twists and other hairstyles popular among black women.

  121. rickw

    Screen Australia, Action in Vietnam:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2-OOQo13c

    Trigger warning!

  122. Bushkid

    Some people online have suggested they could have been horse statues, but Pimpani said she saw the animals trying to move their legs when she drove beside the ute.

    Imagine her distress if she’d ever seen the two “horses” that get taken, by my old learning establishment, to equine industry conferences and events like Equitana. One is a full-sized plastic model with the muscles painted in their places, and the other is actually a complete skeleton, fully assembled and on a stand that poses it in a normal life-like pose. They’re transported to events in a normal horse float. The back of the float is not enclosed and is open to view, so the owners put rugs on them – so as not to scare stoned motorists.

  123. Arky

    New YouTube channel to provide maths tuition to Karen students in their own language.
    Subscribe to support.

  124. Tel

    Why do companies pay tax at all?

    Willie Sutton’s law.

  125. Bushkid

    Attended the ANZAC Day service in my small town today.
    The weather was showery, which made no difference at all to proceedings, and was welcome after the dry.
    There was no welcome to my own country, which was also welcome.
    The politicians present had the good sense to keep their traps shut, which was even more welcome.
    The young Cadets and Scouts did a great job mounting guard and acting as flag marshals, as did the local primary school kids, reading out the names of the fallen from the Cenotaph and their choir leading the hymns.
    Small, local, personal (for me at least), meaningful.
    All in all, a decent service.

  126. mh

    Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest, killing (her own) children and police.

    That fact alone relegates the horror of Christchurch to the statue of a can of beans compared to Mt Everest.

    Correct. The joke always used to be the Mus lim parents discussing how kids blow up so fast these days.

    Now it’s the parents blowing up their own kids.

  127. Exit Stage Right

    IT & LL,

    Agree totally regarding the umpiring in the ANZAC AFL game. Total shite. Too many obvious free kicks not paid, then pluck one out of your arse. At times I just shook my head at the umpire calls which spoilt a damn good game . All players can hold their heads high, the umpires not so much. I am not a Collingwood or Essendon supporter, just a lover of AFL who thought he knew the rules. Apparently not! The in the back rule seems to have been thrown out the window. By the way, these short passes are getting shorter and shorter. Some of the marks paid would be lucky to be 10 metres. The Umps seem reluctant to call short passes presumably because they have been instructed to let the game flow.
    Maybe a case to make the minimum short pass 20 metres. While I’m at it, most of the players throw the ball rather than legally hand pass it.

  128. Crossie

    zyconoclast
    #2997356, posted on April 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    Where Are the Black Women in STEM Leadership?

    By training diverse women in science and tech to become leaders, the whole ecosystem benefits

    Is this your opinion or are you paraphrasing the author?

    I don’t see any advantage in pushing people into careers they are not suited to or passionate about simply for political reasons. Everything has a cost and spending funds on educating people who will not make use of it means you will have to spend more on educating them in something else and paying for education of someone else to take their place.

  129. JC

    Now it’s the parents blowing up their own kids.

    Now the parents want to see the kids blow up.

  130. rickw

    Hopefully they don’t screw this up (Battle of Long Tan Movie Trailer):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AyUqZLwOo2Y

  131. zyconoclast

    Is this your opinion or are you paraphrasing the author?

    I don’t see any advantage in pushing people into careers they are not suited to or passionate about simply for political reasons. Everything has a cost and spending funds on educating people who will not make use of it means you will have to spend more on educating them in something else and paying for education of someone else to take their place.

    Definitely not my opinion.

    I agree with your view on the matter.

  132. None

    A lovely gesture by prince William. Bucky beaver still in hijab. Total fake. Now imagine some tool like the self preening gay Irish PM in that role. Or the abominable belly clutching Meghan.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6957873/Prince-William-arrives-Christchurch-New-Zealand-Prime-Minister-Jacinda-Ardern.html

  133. rickw

    Sadly this language is dying, but at least some are trying to keep it alive:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQRZXM-4xI

  134. zyconoclast

    At the midday ANZAC day service, why is the local Mens Shed invited to place a wreath? Why are the attendees invited to sing the, “We are one, we are many…we are Australian.” song?

  135. mh

    I think I’ve got it, JC.

    So the Mus lim parents now dream of having a family and seeing them blow up.

  136. JC

    mh

    From nappies to finally blowing up isn’t a long time.

  137. mh

    I mean Mus lims now dream of starting a family and seeing them blow up.

    You get the idea. It’s been a long day.

  138. Infidel Tiger

    Men’s Sheds are where old brow beaten beta males make wooden models of their dignity.

    They should all be burnt down.

  139. JC

    Lovely voice and it’s a free concert.

  140. feelthebern

    Twitter Cats should follow Matt Taibbi.
    He’s released parts 1 & 2 of his Russia-gate takedown.
    Line by line, allegation by allegation he’s ripping it apart.

    Taibbi is true journo.
    He can author a book titled “Insane Clown President” about his own experiences covering the Trump campaign.
    Then he starts writing a book debunking every msm/DNC conspiracy & talking point.

  141. jupes

    Screen Australia, Action in Vietnam:

    Great stuff rick. Thanks for that.

    At the risk of waking the succubus, I reckon those mashed spuds the diggers were eating looked real.

  142. zyconoclast

    Tory plotters’ bid to get rid of May collapses as MPs decide ‘keeping Theresa means stopping Boris’ from becoming PM

    One 1922 committee member told The Sun: ‘Getting rid of Theresa before Brexit is done means getting Boris, Boris would mean No Deal, and No Deal would mean a general election. And that would be the end of Brexit altogether’.

  143. feelthebern

    Hopefully it will get to the stage where you can google “cohen taibbi” or “carter page taibbi” & you’ll get the real story.

  144. JC

    Twitter Cats should follow Matt Taibbi.

    Mr. Vampire Squid.

  145. jupes

    Hopefully they don’t screw this up (Battle of Long Tan Movie Trailer):

    Unfortunately they’re sure to have at least some PC crap in there.

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Screen Australia, Action in Vietnam:

    Good link, thank you. One of the locals here, served with 1RAR at Bien Hoa – he was less then complimentary about the 173rd Airborne.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    Succubus.

    Ha!

  148. Frank

    Now it’s the parents blowing up their own kids.

    Now the parents want to see the kids blow up.

    The Palis used to have an extra one for the pension when it detonates in a pizzeria. Helps to put the extension on and get cable installed.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Unfortunately they’re sure to have at least some PC crap in there.

    Who’s playing the role of the conscripted schoolteacher?

  150. The Green Nude Eel:

    John Stossel
    Published on Apr 22, 2019
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposes to save the planet. It calls for the United States to reduce carbon emissions to zero in 10 years.

    James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics, tells me “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how the energy economy works or how energy is produced in this country.”

  151. Leigh Lowe

    The sobbing wymynsys activist having delusions of wooden horses prancing about …

    FMD.
    Channel Bwuce had to run an explanatory piece that the polyester ponies were not, well, real.
    There has been a long running campaign in Melbourne, supported by that fat molester Wobbie Doyle, to get rid of the carriage rides in the city, because cruel.
    A couple of years ago I heard a Fitzroy vegan berating one of the carriage drivers because the carriage horses were standing in the rain.
    After she stormed off in a huff, I asked the operator if he got much of that … “Only every day, mate.”
    One of the common complaints was that when the horses are standing still, their heads are down (a natural posture) and “they look sad”.

  152. mh

    Channel 9 NRL about to begin, NZ Warriors vs Storm.

    Currently showing pre game NZ black traditional customs, silly dancing and shouting etc.

    The vast majority of NZ anzacs were white Christians, so what is the purpose?

  153. Infidel Tiger

    Do Kiwis commemorate Anzac Day?

    Such a weird people. I usually have no interest in anything about their country.

  154. feelthebern

    The Chairmans lounge at Sydney airport is a dank, shitty little place.
    I’d prefer to go to T2 & eat a burrito at the Mexican place.

  155. Johno

    Apparently NSW is getting a VFT network.
    Today I was talking to a young bloke who is working on the railway network at Parkes. He is very happy with the money and the prospect of two years work.Apparently it will be connecting Dubbo and other regionals to Sydney. Who knew?

  156. feelthebern

    Two best lounge set-ups I’ve seen in Oz are the Etihad lounge at Melbourne airport & the Virgin lounge in Sydney domestic.
    The Etihad lounge is hard to find in Melbourne, but once you’re there its international standard.
    The Virgin lounge in Sydney has its own curbside check in & security.
    It’s the biggest time saver.

  157. John64

    Creepy Joe has announced his candidacy for the Presidency.

  158. Chris

    Lately I have seen some comments refer to mass executions by the North Vietnamese following the fall of Saigon.
    There was no public awareness of specific numbers, places, people or times in the media I can recall, like happened with the Matabeleland massacres. I remember Doonesbury playing on this period – the secret policeman and the western journalist riding in a bicycle rickshaw, the spook tells the journalist that the former enemies of the regime have been rehabilitated into useful roles in society; “Back me up here, Colonel!” and the puffing rickshaw man says “It’s true, sir!”

    Where are there facts on these putative mass executions??

  159. zyconoclast

    Australia’s Daily Telegraph prints rival’s pages by mistake

    One of Australia’s most popular tabloids has blamed a printing error after pages from a rival newspaper appeared in its Thursday edition.

    The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph, a right-leaning tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch, accidentally printed two pages of the liberal Sydney Morning Herald.

    The pages include a letter calling for action to tackle climate change.

    The Telegraph has apologised for the mistake and said it happened during the production process.

  160. Old School Conservative

    rickw
    #2997386, posted on April 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm
    Episode 2:

    I thought the BBQ was hilarious but the lambington was even better.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2997389, posted on April 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Men’s Sheds are where old brow beaten beta males make wooden models of their dignity.

    They should all be burnt down.

    Jeez.
    I have been asked once to join a men’s shed.
    The voice in my head said “Do I look like a fucking cardigan wearing geriatric retard?”.
    I decided not to vocalise that just in case the answer might disappoint.
    I simply asked why I should join.
    “Well, you seem pretty handy doing odd jobs.”
    Huh?
    How does that qualify me to join a Rotary with lathes?
    I have my answer ready next time.
    I am going to say that I tend to go into an uncontrollable rage when things don’t work out and smash my tools to bits.
    One thing they can’t abide is a tool smasher.
    Sacrilege.

  162. feelthebern

    The Qantas lounge in HK needs to take a lesson from the Virgin International lounge in HK.

  163. zyconoclast

    A Clockwork Orange: Previously unseen ‘sequel’ to Anthony Burgess novel discovered

    The manuscript was found among papers at Burgess’s house in Bracciano, near Rome. When the house was sold after his death in 1993, the archive was moved to Manchester, where it is being catalogued by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

  164. Gab

    Qantas has cut Cardinal George Pell from its Chairman’s Lounge – described as ‘the most exclusive club in Australia’

    LOL I don’t think Cardinal Pell would care about such a triviality.

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Where are there facts on these putative mass executions??

    Don’t know about mass executions, but over 160,000 former South Vietnamese died from starvation or disease in the “re – education” camps, after April, 1975.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Exit Stage Right at 7:23.
    Agree that umpiring ruined a good game.
    Rules I would introduce …
    Kicks must be 30 metres for a mark to be paid.
    Similarly, running with the ball can be 30 metres before bouncing once, then 15 metres for each bounce after that (the feckin’ Irishman and the Egyptian would kill it)
    Handballs deemed a throw unless at least 5 metres.
    If a player falls to ground with the ball, he can be tackled by one player. The team with a third player in is free-kicked.
    If a ball is deliberately knocked out in a tackle it is play on, not a dropping the ball free.
    .
    Yes, Arky, I do know where the Big Footy blog is.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    This is awesome. Comfortably Smug and his minion army are trolling the hell out of Biden with “We want Bernie”

    They have made “Beto is a furry” trend already.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1121353260231688192

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    Carriage rides in the Melbourne CBD are cruel?

    Jesus Christ, those horses would have to be the most well looked-after animals in Melbourne.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    Exit Stage Right at 7:23.
    Agree that umpiring ruined a good game.
    Rules I would introduce …
    Kicks must be 30 metres for a mark to be paid.
    Similarly, running with the ball can be 30 metres before bouncing once, then 15 metres for each bounce after that (the feckin’ Irishman and the Egyptian would kill it)
    [email protected] deemed a throw unless at least 5 metres.
    If a player falls to ground with the ball, he can be tackled by one player. The team with a third player in is free-kicked.
    If a ball is deliberately knocked out in a tackle it is play on, not a dropping the ball free.
    .
    Yes, Arky, I do know where the Big Footy blog is.

  170. Boambee John

    feelthebern
    #2997276, posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:33 pm
    If any Cats see Rob Oakeshotte on the campaign stand next to him & drop a sick fart.

    He is running in my electorate, previous Nationals member has retired, so no incumbency benefit. He is fairly popular in the Port Macquarie area for some inexplicable reason, less so around Coffs.

    He will be dead last on my paper, and I will not vote informal for fear that he might get in.

  171. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #2997429, posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Carriage rides in the Melbourne CBD are cruel?

    Jesus Christ, those horses would have to be the most well looked-after animals in Melbourne.

    Absolutely.
    They are marginally less pampered than Wynx or Black Caviar.
    They are a heavier cart-horse type breed (not Clydesdales but not thoroughbreds) with a fairly coarse coat, but they are all in tip-top condition and on good tucker.
    No ribs to be seen anywhere.

  172. Nick

    Greenies complaining about horse drawn carriages ?
    After their policies are enacted, this is all we will have.

  173. Stimpson J. Cat

    The man charged with killing a woman in a Little Bourke Street earlier this week was a diagnosed schizophrenic who was released from a psychiatric hospital a week ago. He had not been taking his anti-psychotic medication.

    Can we pull up the daily stats for murders committed by Sane people,
    deaths caused by Sane people driving without a license,
    and deaths caused by Sane people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
    and then compare them with murders committed by non-compliant Mentally Ill people,
    please.

    The numbers may suprise you.

  174. Knuckle Dragger

    Nick,

    No.

    Plastic statues of horses will still be acceptable. Tying them to trailers will be a Gulag-strength offence, however.

  175. Eyrie

    “To prevent this from happening, Bostrom says we need a more effective global government — one that could quickly outlaw any potential civilization-destroying technology.”
    Sounds like Larry Niven’s UN ARM. They try to breed aggression and war like tendencies out of the human race and control technological innovation. Fortunately for humanity it didn’t work in the “Known Space” stories.
    Hal G P Colebatch also wrote some good stories in the Man – Kzin Wars universe offshoot of Known Space.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2997428, posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    This is awesome. Comfortably Smug and his minion army are trolling the hell out of Biden with “We want Bernie”

    They have made “Beto is a furry” trend already.

    Buy your 2020 popcorn futures now.
    It is going to be yuuuge.
    Trump is probably not going to face any serious competition, apart from those wanting to run a fault-free primary campaign to build a profile for 2024.
    The Dimocrat primaries are going to be another thing altogether. It will be the Batshit Crazy Stakes run over two laps of the Grand National Course with a field of 30.
    It is going to be fucking gold.
    Trump’s nick-naming alone will be something to behold.

  177. rickw

    How does that qualify me to join a Rotary with lathes?

    That’s a keeper!

    BTW, bit of a rift in the home town, apparently the men’s shed built their shed in the wrong place!

    “What the hell are you blokes doing?”
    “What the hell does it look like? We’re building the bloody men’s shed!”
    “You bloody dickheads, it’s meant to be over there on the other side of the fence!”

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    A Nat Geo show now informs me that we are all doomed due to increasing extreme weather event patterns in never before seen areas.

    They cite a ‘technical hurricane’ that ‘slammed into’ Brazil in 2004 as proof of their assertion.

    Sounds legit.

  179. Stimpson J. Cat

    Do Kiwis commemorate Anzac Day?
    Such a weird people. I usually have no interest in anything about their country.

    It was a touching ceremony.
    Crowded House played all their hits while Jacinda Ahern sang along wearing a black hijab with one of those big white leaves embroidered tastefully on it.
    And there was a nude Haka.

  180. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is awesome. Comfortably Smug and his minion army are trolling the hell out of Biden with “We want Bernie”

    2019 is the year of Yang Gang and UBI.
    Although Tulsi is fairly hot I must say.

  181. johanna

    I wonder if Alfred Informal is the scion of our revered former contributor, Deadman?

    Dedders, a Tasmanian, has a son called Alfred, whose travails in defence of free speech we heard a bit about a few years ago.

    If so, hi Alfred, and regards to the old man, whose absence is still regretted by many here.

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Blonde Flight Centre girl.

    Hotter than Trivago Girl.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2997434, posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Straya!

    ScoMo at the pub.
    Peanut at the MCG.
    Solemn occasion for Peanut.
    He was there to commemorate the place where his first marriage was shot behind enemy lines.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Greenies complaining about horse drawn carriages ?
    After their policies are enacted, this is all we will have.

    I was assured by one prominent Perth Greenie that “you farmers will just have to go back to using horses, instead of fossil fuel powered machinery.”

  185. cohenite

    Blast from the past: shrillary wishing more people like Trump would run for office:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2243589668997286&set=p.2243589668997286&type=3&theater

  186. Infidel Tiger

    2019 is the year of Yang Gang and UBI.
    Although Tulsi is fairly hot I must say.

    Tulsi is smoking.

    Apparently the alt-right 4chan crew have all gravitated to Yang because they want the free cash so they can stay in the basement playing Fortnite.

  187. Arky

    Yes, Arky, I do know where the Big Footy blog is.

    ..
    Yet you persist with the meaningless footy jibber jabber.
    Is reality that unbearable?

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    Bill’s a big Birds of Tokyo man.

    He was recalling how they were on the radio during the private jet flight en route to becoming the Hero of Beaconsfield.

  189. Arky

    Maybe going to a men’s shed might give you some anectdotes. or however you spell that word.

  190. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/blast-reported-at-savoy-cinema-in-colombo/news-story/222707fbf7bd37e8cff62d8958df543e

    This article re financially secure and educated people killing themselves and their own children describes the nihilism of the unmentionables.

  191. Leigh Lowe

    Respect to ScoMo for his answer to “Which AFL team do you support?”
    He gave the correct answer.

    “I am from Sydney and I grew up supporting the [Cronulla Rooster Rabbits ?]. I am not going to pretend I have an AFL team.”

    Correct answer.
    And he knows more about NRL than Peter Beattie.
    To be fair, 6.9 billion people know more about NRL than Peter Beattie, but none of them are CEO of the NRL.

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    Apparently the alt-right 4chan crew have all gravitated to Yang because they want the free cash so they can stay in the basement playing Fortnite.

    Look, America is going to become Mexico.
    A nation of gardener’s.
    It is foretold.
    You might as well take the money and play the vidya games while you can.
    There is no shame in it.

  193. zyconoclast

    Another hate crime hoax

    First this

    ‘Most brazen act of anti-S3mitism we’ve seen’: Winnipeg Jewish community reeling after attack at BerMax Caffé

    A woman was assaulted and a Winnipeg restaurant was spray-painted with hateful graffiti Thursday, police say.

    Police were called to BerMax Caffé and Bistro, on Corydon Avenue just east of Kenaston Boulevard, around 10:45 p.m.

    Police say the entire restaurant was “severely vandalized” and spray-painted with anti-S3m1tic graffiti. Police are investigating whether a robbery also took place.

    The inside of the restaurant was almost entirely destroyed, with plates and glasses smashed to pieces, tables and chairs flipped over and other items scattered across the floor, according to police.

    The same restaurant has been targeted with similar crimes four times in the past five months, Const. Rob Carver told reporters at a news conference Friday.

    Then this

    Hate-crime attack on café staged, Winnipeg police say, after owners charged with mischief

    An anti-S3m1tic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say.

    All three members of the family that owns BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue have been arrested and charged with public mischief since the incident was initially reported last week. The family, however, insists they didn’t fake anything.

    “We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,” said Smyth, adding the police expended considerable resources investigating and took the report seriously.

  194. Steve trickler

    Gavin in flight.



  195. zyconoclast

    Another hate crime hoax

    First this

    ‘Most brazen act of anti-S3m1tism we’ve seen’: Winnipeg J00wish community reeling after attack at BerMax Caffé

    A woman was assaulted and a Winnipeg restaurant was spray-painted with hateful graffiti Thursday, police say.

    Police were called to BerMax Caffé and Bistro, on Corydon Avenue just east of Kenaston Boulevard, around 10:45 p.m.

    Police say the entire restaurant was “severely vandalized” and spray-painted with anti-S3m1tic graffiti. Police are investigating whether a robbery also took place.

    The inside of the restaurant was almost entirely destroyed, with plates and glasses smashed to pieces, tables and chairs flipped over and other items scattered across the floor, according to police.

    The same restaurant has been targeted with similar crimes four times in the past five months, Const. Rob Carver told reporters at a news conference Friday.

    Then this

    Hate-crime attack on café staged, Winnipeg police say, after owners charged with mischief

    An anti-S3m1tic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say.

    All three members of the family that owns BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue have been arrested and charged with public mischief since the incident was initially reported last week. The family, however, insists they didn’t fake anything.

    “We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,” said Smyth, adding the police expended considerable resources investigating and took the report seriously.

  196. Arky

    This newish version of Death Wish with Bruce Willis is awful. Completely ruins the spirit of the original.
    The acting is nothing like wooden enough.
    Not enough tits.
    And the character’s motivations make some sort of sense.
    Useless.

  197. zyconoclast

    Gavin is not a well man.
    Everyone knows this.,/i>

    He is a pervert and degenerate.

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    This newish version of Death Wish with Bruce Willis is awful.

    Why don’t you watch some foreign films.
    Get some culture.
    I am assuming you can read….. subtitles.
    This week’s homework is Korea.
    Try The Man From Nowhere then Sympathy for Lady Vengeance then The Chaser then A Bittersweet Life to start with.

    You are welcome.

  199. zyconoclast

    The leader of a militia group that had been detaining asylum-seekers in New Mexico at gunpoint was beaten in jail, according to the man’s lawyer and a sheriff’s department.

    Larry Hopkins, 69, was “jumped and beaten by fellow detainees,” according to a letter his lawyer sent to the jail on Wednesday. Hopkins, who also goes by the alias Johnny Horton Jr., was arrested Saturday on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

    Hopkins led the United Constitutional Patriots, whose members, some armed, held migrants who had crossed the border with Mexico until Border Patrol agents arrived.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #2997457, posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Maybe going to a men’s shed might give you some anectdotes. or however you spell that word.

    Here’s an anectidote …
    The other time I was asked to join, an incontinent and excitable cardigan wearer stuttered that they were restoring a car.
    “Oh?” I asked. “What sort of car?”
    “It’s a Far-far-far-far-Ford A Mar-mar-mar-mar-model” he stuttered”.
    “Yeah? How fast will it go?”
    “Ta-ta-ta-top speed is far-far-far-forty knots” he replied.
    “Fuck that”, I said. “Get a Datsun 120Y, you loser”.

  201. zyconoclast

    U.S. Subsidizes Soros Radical Leftist Agenda Worldwide, New Judicial Watch Special Report Shows

    he U.S. government subsidizes billionaire George Soros’ radical leftist agenda dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars to his deeply politicized Open Society Foundations (OSF) worldwide, records uncovered by Judicial Watch show. In a special investigative report Judicial Watch documents the financial link between U.S.-funded entities and OSF affiliates to further the Hungarian-born philanthropist’s agenda seeking to destabilize legitimate governments, erase national borders, target conservative politicians, finance civil unrest, subvert institutions of higher education, and orchestrate refugee crises for political gain. The special report also illustrates the financial and staffing nexus between OSF and the U.S. government.

    In 2018 OSF projected expending more than $530 million to promote Soros’ radical globalist agenda in every corner of the world under the guise of supporting democratically elected governments, strengthening the rule of law and promoting fairness in political, legal and economic systems. The reality is far different, the report shows. Soros, with the help of American taxpayer dollars, bolsters a radical leftwing agenda that in the United States has included: promoting an open border with Mexico and fighting immigration enforcement efforts; fomenting racial disharmony by funding anti-capitalist racialist organizations; financing the Black Lives Matter movement and other organizations involved in the riots in Ferguson, Missouri; weakening the integrity of our electoral systems; promoting taxpayer funded abortion-on-demand; advocating a government-run health care system; opposing U.S. counterterrorism efforts; promoting dubious transnational climate change agreements that threaten American sovereignty; and working to advance gun control and erode Second Amendment protections.

    The Soros network is engaged in an active effort to affect politics, economics, and societies globally, including in Europe (Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary) and Latin America (Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico). Judicial Watch has successfully investigated and litigated to document the paper trail left by the OSF network as it operates, at taxpayer expense, to subvert and manipulate the sovereignty of constitutional republics and allies of the United States. Last year Judicial Watch exposed a collaborative effort between the U.S. government and Soros to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia. Records obtained by Judicial Watch in that investigation show that the U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia worked behind the scenes with OSF to funnel large sums of American dollars for the cause, constituting an interference of the U.S. Ambassador in domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The cash—about $5 million—flowed through the State Department and USAID.

    The new report identifies OSF affiliates worldwide that receive U.S. government funding as well as the alarming figures. The Soros operations are highly sophisticated and work across academia, the legal system, labor, agriculture and “social justice” organizations as well as religious and political groups. Key personnel in the multi-faceted OSF network are former American government officials known to leverage their status and access to benefit the OSF’s goals. The report identifies a number of them, including Barack Obama’s Domestic Policy Council Director, Cecilia Muñoz, who currently serves on OSF’s U.S. Programs board and OSF President Patrick Gaspard, Director of Political Affairs in the Obama White House and the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. Others include OSF Director of Global Security Denis Reynolds, a former Supervisory Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service at the State Department, and OSF Senior Policy Advisor Emily Renard, a former State Department Foreign Service Officer and Africa Policy Officer.

    OSF-funded groups reportedly promoting, organizing and supporting the illegal immigrant caravan that started in Honduras are also identified in the report. Many of the leftist groups also get hefty sums from Uncle Sam. They include the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Constitution Society, Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos (Center for Legal Action in Human Rights, CALDH) and a multitude of others, including those named in a special report published by Judicial Watch earlier this year focusing on OSF in Guatemala. The big question is, why are American taxpayers funding Soros and his highly politicized OSF. Judicial Watch will continue investigating and litigating to get answers.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2997357, posted on April 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    One of the saddest post career declines has been watching Jonathan Brown become an AFL company man.

    Plastic tough man.

    Part of that is his FM gig.
    Bow down and the river of cash will continue.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Dem line up is getting better and better. A guy who molests women on camera, a guy whose butt is both his name and his qualification for Prez, a woman whose claim to fame was a brown Willy, a fake Hispanic, a guy who is Dem front runner without actually being a Democrat, and a huge gumbo of assorted other fruits and nuts.

  204. Perfidious Albino

    KD – definitely a close run thing, it’s how she says ‘and everywhere…’

  205. John Constantine

    Melbourne:

    Once was the day when AC/DC could hop on the back of a flatbed truck with Scots pipers and drive down Swanston Street playing ‘Long Way to the Top’ full noise.

    In 2019 if you try to use your ute to tow a trailer with a couple of wooden horses to an ANZAC Day ceremony, enraged lefty activists will try and run you off the road for failing to respect the memes of Stalin, and the media are so terrified of the left that they broadcast fake news that the statues moved like live animals that needed saving.

    Any media wymynsys would mock a report of a religious statue weeping, but the same culture accepts reports of animal statues struggling for freedom without question.

    Comrades

  206. Arky

    What are you trying to say?
    Bagpipers are like, horses?

  207. Mother Lode

    Regarding the 8 year old doing the AOC parody: the sending up her gestures and voice, and especially the script, was funny.

    But involving an 8 year old kid, teaching them to have contempt for reasons they don’t understand – is a bit off.

    Still, I suspect she just enjoyed people laughing and telling her how clever she is, which sure beats the snotty mites the left walk behind at protests with signs saying “Fuck ScoMo”, egging them on to join in with anger and rage.

  208. cohenite

    This newish version of Death Wish with Bruce Willis is awful.

    Anything with Willis in it is good because he supports Trump.

  209. Arky

    Anything with Willis in it is good because he supports Trump.

    ..
    He looks like a potato.

  210. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vRtlhOGsOA

    Not so many lefty activist wymynsys sob about how they have to save all the Pipers.

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    Albino,

    I know right?

    Just a hint of a UK accent in there somewhere. Either that or she’s a bit posh and needs a damned good lesson.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    I apologise in advance for this LL, but:

    I’m having the time of my life dealing with the untargeted howling of Essendon ‘supporters’ on FB.

    By Christ it’s a sight to behold.

    It’s like Obi-wan Kenobi said : ‘I feel a great disturbance in The Force. It’s like…… millions of people all saying Duuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh at the same time’.

  213. Nick

    I’m having the time of my life dealing with the untargeted howling of Essendon ‘supporters’ on FB.

    Really ? Collingwood were clearly the better team and I’m a Carlton supporter.

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    GOD lives on the Royal Mile at Edinburgh – you may worship him at the Malt Whisky centre…

  215. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7dDx9bbBsM

    Black Bear from ‘The Longest Day’.

    You can’t do that to a horse.

  216. Knuckle Dragger

    And Full Metal Jacket on Vice.

    O frabjous day!

  217. The mad lad is doing it.

    Independent Man
    Published on Apr 25, 2019
    I’m standing for the LDP in the Queensland Electorate of McPherson at the upcoming Federal Election.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #2997494, posted on April 25, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I’m having the time of my life dealing with the untargeted howling of Essendon ‘supporters’ on FB.

    Really ? Collingwood were clearly the better team and I’m a Carlton supporter.

    Please don’t file me under “H” for howling.
    Essendon had a good last 2 1/2 quarters, but let Collingwood get off the leash early.
    They also let the ball get behind them in one-on-ones at critical times (although Saad recovered a couple of those magnificently after fucking up).
    To be honest, Collingwood would have been stiff to lose it.
    My complaint with umpiring is where they only pay around 30 free kicks a game and then they pull a couple of weird ones, followed by a letting a couple of obvious ones go.
    All in all, I think Essendon supporters should be reasonably satisfied. Five years ago they were Docklands specialists and couldn’t play the MCG to save themselves.
    They have now put together two pretty good performances at the MCG, because they now have a game that works in big spaces … big switches and fast breaks.
    Geelong next … at the MCG.
    I wouldn’t trade my Bombers scarf for a Demons one at this point.

  219. Grigory M

    Dedders, a Tasmanian, has a son called Alfred, whose travails in defence of free speech we heard a bit about a few years ago.

    Free speech? Nah – Dedders boy was just a potty mouth. He and his father tried to make out that foul language to his teachers was acceptable “free speech”.

  220. Nick

    My complaint with umpiring is where they only pay around 30 free kicks a game and then they pull a couple of weird ones, followed by a letting a couple of obvious ones go.

    That’s a fair point. The passage of play where everyone stopped, expecting a free to be paid, was bizzare.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    That’s a fair point. The passage of play where everyone stopped, expecting a free to be paid, was bizzare.

    Yeah, there were two of those, and I doubt you would see another two for the whole season where basically 12 or 14 players stop, or start moving in a direction anticipating a free kick.
    But I doubt Worsfold will allow much chatter about that within the ranks.

  222. memoryvault

    Slow night I see.
    And no Lady Cats.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6958317/Two-horses-strapped-trailer-Melbourne-Freeway.html

    Fvck me swinging, this is news? Some silly bint can’t tell the difference between a real, and an artificial horse, FFS?

  224. Knuckle Dragger

    Hard-arsed USMC Colonel:

    “We’re here to help the Vietnamese, son. Because inside every gook, there is an American trying to get out’.

    The succubus (h/t jupes) is gonna love that one.

    FMJ. Great pic.

  225. JC

    Great pic, vr.

    It’s funny thinking how few people, who are alive now, have actually traveled at that speed. It ought to be the other way round. 🙂

  226. John Constantine

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3953118/The-new-King-Scotland-ultra-secretive-billionaire-traumatic-past-set-Scotland-s-biggest-landowner-bid-time.html

    ut while his plans for the Scottish countryside are hardly high-tech or flashy, they are certainly dramatic. Indeed, he wants to take his estates back in time, and is prepared to spend £100 million returning them to their original wilderness and realise his dream of creating an eco-tourism paradise.

    The ‘rewilding’ plans are already under way at Glen Feshie, where a large deer population – once encouraged to feed the stalking industry – had destroyed the natural habitat.

    It is all a long way from the tiny Danish town of Brande, with a population of just 7,000, where Povlsen’s father, Troels, opened the family’s first clothes store in 1975. Other outlets soon followed. And Anders was only 27 when Troels made him the sole owner of Bestseller.

    Billionaire from Denmark could buy a quarter of a million acres in the Scots Highlands to rewild for ecotourism.

    The true value of what money can and cannot buy was exposed to the bone this week, when the family were holidaying in Sri Lanka.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/sri-lanka-attacks-3-children-of-scotland-s-biggest-landowner-anders-povlsen-killed-1-4912566

  227. Mitch M.

    Try The Man From Nowhere then Sympathy for Lady Vengeance then The Chaser then A Bittersweet Life to start with.

    You are welcome.

    I have watched the Man From Nowhere and A Bittersweet Life. Both good movies. It is a shame more people don’t tolerate subtitles because there are viewing treasures from around the world.

  228. Stimpson J. Cat

    It is a shame more people don’t tolerate subtitles because there are viewing treasures from around the world.

    Some people, not just Kiwis, but others as well, can find it hard to read.
    Especially to read fast.
    We must encourage them to try harder, not berate them for their obvious incompetence.
    You can do it people!
    Don’t give up!

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The succubus (h/t jupes) is gonna love that one.

    My compliments, jupes, and well said.

  230. Leigh Lowe

    Fvck me swinging, this is news? Some silly bint can’t tell the difference between a real, and an artificial horse, FFS?

    Yep.
    Required a “Communidy Reassurance Report” on the “News” at 6:00.
    It might pass for real stuck in a paddock somewhere but no-one who has dealt with large-ish beasts would ever think you could strap them to a standard flat-bed trailer and get no reaction from the beast without Laurie Connell level pharmaceuticals.

  231. Mitch M.

    Especially to read fast.

    Reading speed is not the problem. A little practice and you get the hang of it. I imagine for most people unfamiliar with subtitles the problem is more about using being able to read the text and still enjoy the visual scenes.

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