Open Forum: June 8, 2019

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  1. cohenite

    Please advise any cases of “puberty blockers and 10 castration” that have been authorised by the Safe Schools Coalition.

    Fuck off slimebag.

  2. None

    They have been offered as options in the safe schools material and in websites to which safe schools material links. That was part of the Uuproar about it. I say it again: if a kud us being bullied it is up to the school to deal with the kids who are the bullies not to demand that the kid being bullied be administered puberty blockers and God knows what else.
    Moreover every state has had an anti-bullying program in their schools for years; there was no need for another one which was simply a pretext for sexuallising kids and grooming them the progressive perverts – this much was admitted by the safe schools designer and promoter Roz Ward – groom for progressive perverts, no doubt many of which would be welcome in your own perverted church, numbers.

  3. None

    So basically the PBS is going to film a murder. Are they going to film it when she expels the children into a toilet bowl and then fishes them out so someone can check that all the body parts have been expelled? This woman should be in a psychiatric ward not being filmed for a documentary.

  4. Anyone want to hazard a guess at how the “Safe Schools” programme would be received in some of the schools in Number’s patrol district?
    In particular some of those one-teacher isolated country schools, where all 8 kids at the school are from surrounding cattle properties.

  5. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #3039506, posted on June 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Just a quick question for the clever dicks:
    Are the rare earth magnets used in windmills able to be recovered/recycled if China decides to try on the RE supply blocking?

    Nothing to stop you from removing them, but I doubt they could be re manufactured.

    They are shaped and baked under pressure to the required shape.
    BoN may have more info?

  6. Gab

    Society has reached a new low.

  7. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Thank you for choosing me,” she added. “I’m honored to be given this gift of life, and also I can’t do it right now. I can’t accept that mantel in terms of the other lives that I’m taking care of and that I’m responsible for.”

    This is very very very wrong indeed.

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    For boys being bullied in schools, it is a very simple process, and one demonstrated to be effective over hundreds of years. A right cross square in the face. The End.

    I suppose girls can do this too, but I never saw it in my school years. There was generally more snark and underhandedness. I would further suppose that Kittehs had an appropriate answer for this, but I feel unqualified to comment on female bullying in the schoolyard.

    As for intersex, transsexual, lesbian and gay, gender-fluid non-binary un-heteronormative bullying in kids, well, I would assert that……….
    ….
    Oh, hang on. I can’t comment on that either because THERE WASN’T ANY.

  9. None

    University of Melbourne Centre, Islamic studies I think.

  10. Notafan

    I see the ‘staunch Catholic’ is parading around in his skin suit again.

    Abortion SSM priestesses, divorce, encouraging children to make appalling decisions, there isn’t a progressive agenda the plenary council pretender doesn’t like.

    Fyi the Catholic church isn’t a democracy.

    Thanks be to God.

  11. None

    Oops no political Sciences. Meet the woman who fancies a bit of genital mutilation https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person23212
    ( I have no qualms about people supporting her academic freedom. I just wish to hell that Melbourne University was consistent in their support of academic freedom for all their staff and students, the cowardly f****** hypocrites.

  12. MatrixTransform

    I suppose you agreed to all this?

    orrite, I’m suss on these people .

    I liked goggle once too

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Officers who went beyond call of duty recognised

    Jessica Cortis
    Reporter
    @Jess_cortis‏
    12:00AM June 10, 2019
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    A special forces officer who spent almost three years fighting extrem­ists in Iraq and Afghanistan and an air force commander responsib­le for more than 500 attack­s are among military person­nel recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours.

    Those receiving the highest decoration for command roles, the Distinguished Service Cross, includ­e two members of the Australian Army and one from the air force for their distinguished leadership in Iraq-based operations during 2017 and last year.

    The member from the air force, who cannot be named, commanded a strike element as part of Operatio­n Okra in the Middle East, firing more than 500 times on enemy targets in Iraq and Syria.

    “His superior airmanship enabled­ his strike element to sustai­n a highly effective presence in theatre, delivering ongoing support to international objectives,” the citation says.

    Colonel Robert Kent Calhoun from the ACT was another recipient of the DSC in recognition of his leadership as commander of Task Group Taji VI in Iraq from December 2017.

    The citation said Colonel Calhoun improved the operational effectiveness of Iraqi forces and contributed to the denial-of-operational-freedom manoeuvre against Da’esh (ISIS) in north Baghdad.

    Thirty military personnel were honoured with the Order of Australia across the Australian Army, navy and air force. Among them is an unnamed special forces officer who made a remarkable contribution to the global war on terror over the past decade, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in six combat deployments over a total of 32 months. Warrant Officer Class One Michael Reyne of NSW was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his “meritorious performance of duty in the field of leadership, training and live fire range safety”.

    He was commended for his service as Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, and for his contribution to the Combined Arms Training Centre where he “inculcated a culture of excellence in battlefield shooting, fitness and training safety,” according to the citation.

    Air Vice Marshal Tracy Lee Smart from the Royal Australian Air Force has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for her contribution to medical and health services of the Australian Defence Force. She has been recognised for “exceptional leadership and superb professionalism”, which have shaped the provision of world-class medical and health services to ADF members.

    “She significantly enhanced health capability over years of devoted service, and has been key to major improvements in the mental health services provided to current and former members,” the accompanying biography to her appointment read.

    From the Oz.

  14. Fyi the Catholic church isn’t a democracy.

    Submit, now, to the will of Pope Franky.
    His wish is your command. Ye shall exhibit shedloads of obedience!

  15. None

    Numbers isn’t Catholic.
    I probably am more Catholic than numbers and if anyone knew my life and background that’s saying something about numbers.
    By their fruit you shall know them. Numbers is about as Catholic as Ayatollah Khamenei.

  16. RobK

    Are the rare earth magnets used in windmills able to be recovered/recycled 
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2015-09-recycling-permanent-magnets.amp

    In many cases, the magnets are extremely difficult to remove from the engines. The scientists are therefore developing potential ways of creating a collection cycle for used engines, and also of a design more suitable for disassembly: How could the engines be alternatively designed to make it easier to remove the magnets at a later date? What costs will be incurred is a question that is currently difficult to answer: “The anticipated financial advantage in recycling the magnets depends not only on the recycling process, but also on the price development for rare earth elements

    It’s a work in progress. Many magnets are used in small motors.

  17. Top Ender

    Here you go Cohenite.

    University of Melbourne refuses to criticise academic who appears to support female genital mutilation

    A Melbourne academic says there may be benefits for women who undergo female genital mutilation, and her university — one of Australia’s finest — supports her right to say so.

    Ashley Argoon, Herald Sun

    Victoria’s top university says it supports “academic freedom” as one of its professors has instructed students to potential benefits of outlawed female genital mutilation.

    Melbourne University political sciences academic Dr Juliet Rogers penned an article related to FGM, a non-medical practise of cutting female genitalia, which is globally condemned by the World Health Organisation and illegal in Australia.

    In the article, discussed with students in criminology subject Violence, Trauma and Reconciliation, she writes that for “each claim about any of these practices, which fall under the heading female genital mutilation, there is a counter claim”.

    “For each claim that a woman’s sexual health is impacted, there is a study which suggests it is not, and others which suggest it is enhanced,” it reads.

    “For each claim of trauma, there is another which claims empowerment.”

    In referring to a landmark 2015 criminal case in Sydney where a mother, nurse and Imam were charged, convicted and later acquitted over a ceremony involving two young girls, the article discussed society’s “imagination” over FGM and how repetition of “violent images” informed opinion.

    However, in a postscript Dr Rogers seemed to go so far as to advocate for the charged parties, writing that “we can only hope” for acquittal to prevent harm to the girls “subjected to the pain that this legislation and judgment have caused”.

    In a statement to the Herald Sun, Dr Rodgers said she believes her aricle “asks us to reconsider issues from a more balanced perspective.

    “There are many perspectives on female circumcision, including from the women who experience the practices. My work calls for a keen understanding on the practices and a more considered consultation on the laws which speak to these practices and target these communities.”

    Dr Rodger says when teaches about the topic she discusses “the history of the laws, the assumptions about the practices, the contestation in law, and the issues of a lack of curiosity in a political community such as Australia, which supports multiculturalism.

    “I discuss the importance of listening to the communities, the women and the children from practising communities and I discuss the lack of the laws’ application on the bodies of western women.

    “I discuss this issue from a criminological perspective which seeks to understand initiatives in criminal law, their application and implication for individuals and communities.”

    A Victorian MP and a prominent paediatrician have slammed Dr Rogers’ comments on the practise, which called a maximum jail term of 15 years.

    Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams said FGM carried “a risk of exploitation with no medical reason and has the potential for dangerous consequences to health”.

    “Female genital mutilation is an extremely concerning practice that violates the human rights of girls and women,” she said.

    University of Sydney Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Elizabeth Elliott AM said “all types of FGM are traumatic for young girls and potentially harmful”.

    That included “the more ‘minor’ procedures such as pricking or nicking and regardless of who performs the procedure and where”.

    “FGM is a form of gender-based violence, is an abuse of human rights, and is associated with significant and often lifelong, health and psychological consequences,” she said.

    A Melbourne University spokesman said it had a “policy of academic freedom, so that all scholars at the university can engage freely in critical enquiry and public discourse”.

    “The university supports the right of all scholars at the university to hold and express diverse opinions,” he said.

    “It also expects that debate on these ideas should be robust and uninhibited.”

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recently found 53,000 women and girls living in Australia and born overseas had undergone FGM.

    The Royal Womens’ runs a specialised clinic in Melbourne for those who have experienced FGM and provides reversal procedures, but said it was unable to provide statistics.

    A number of health experts, women with lived experience and health organisations declined to comment for this story due to the sensitivity of the issue.

  18. None

    Of course now let a scholar submit a thesis where they don’t use gender neutral pronouns or argue a conservative point of view and watch how University of Melbourne supports academic freedom. Not.

  19. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cohenite
    #3039514, posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm
    A Melbourne academic says there may be benefits for women who undergo female genital mutilation, and her university — one of Australia’s finest — supports her right to say so.

    Anyone have the details. The report is paywalled.”

    Here are the different types of FMG….from the World Health Organisation…..

    Type 1: Often referred to as clitoridectomy, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals), and in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris).

    Type 2: Often referred to as excision, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), with or without excision of the labia majora (the outer folds of skin of the vulva ).

    Type 3: Often referred to as infibulation, this is the narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the labia minora, or labia majora, sometimes through stitching, with or without removal of the clitoris (clitoridectomy).

    Type 4: This includes all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.

    Rita is discussing it on Bolt…..hmmm let me see….wonder what the benefits of any of the above are? Well here’s a start for those misogynists….you’ll never experience sexual pleasure…I suppose for some cultures and for one religion…that’s a benefit.

    Now let’s wait for the excuses from the bird shitter….but then again….I’m not sure he would even know what a clitoris is.

  20. None

    We could always ask Ms Rodgers to undergo FGM and then report back to us how empowering it is.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    Numbers isn’t Catholic.
    I probably am more Catholic than numbers

    Osama bin Laden is more Catholic than Spud.

  22. None

    I think a spot of type 3 FGM would be rather empowering for Ms Rodgers.

  23. Armadillo

    The fact that we are even discussing transgender issues, is just plainly stupid. End of story.

  24. Notafan

    Also satp is being stupid.

    (Unusual, I know)

  25. None

    If you talk to some of the doctors at the FGM specialist clinic this has nothing to do with no sexual pleasure it really is mutilation. Some of these women are sewn shut so sexual intercourse is beyond painful never mind all sorts of difficulties with giving birth. The fact is our health system is riddled with additional cost because we have imported barbarians and their barbaric practices. If women really do think this is empowering they can bloody well stay in their own f****** country and pay for their own medical costs.

  26. Armadillo

    No one cares about transgender people. They couldn’t give a rats arse about it.

  27. Cassie of Sydney

    “If women really do think this is empowering they can bloody well stay in their own f****** country and pay for their own medical costs.”

    Agree None…I am sick and tired of this.

  28. Notafan

    Melbourne hospitals including the Children’s should now close down their fgm clinics.

    No need to treat a benefit.

  29. cohenite

    None

    #3039524, posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Oops no political Sciences. Meet the woman who fancies a bit of genital mutilation https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person23212

    Dr Juliet rogers:

    She has published extensively in the areas of political, legal and postcolonial theory using psychoanalysis as a tool for interrogating the subject’s relation to prohibition and sovereignty. Juliet supervises research higher degrees in the fields of trauma, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and legal theory. She has a particular interest in work on transitional justice and projects engaging with the rhetoric and practices of reconciliation and conflict resolution, including those that involve the application of artistic media, including animation and sound.

    WTF is transitional justice; and postcolonial legal theory. Let me guess: white society bad; everything else good.

  30. cohenite

    Top Ender

    #3039531, posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks.

  31. Armadillo

    No one particularly cares about the gays either. I certainly don’t. Nor the blacks. Or the whites.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    She has published extensively in the areas of political, legal and postcolonial theory using psychoanalysis as a tool for interrogating the subject’s relation to prohibition and sovereignty.

    My brain hurts.

  33. Whalehunt Fun

    Please advise any cases of “puberty blockers and 10 castration” that have been authorised by the Safe Schools Coalition.

    The promoters of the gutter sick Safe Schools Pedotraining Program have, by their promotion of this foul system formally authorised any future morality based government to perform castration on them, the promoters using rusty secateurs dipped in human waste. It is their own castration and septacemia that they have authorised.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Are the rare earth magnets used in windmills able to be recovered/recycled if China decides to try on the RE supply blocking?

    One of the biggest problems is they like to stick to things…very very strongly.
    That’s why kids ingesting two supermagnets can be fatal, since they stick to each other right through the flesh in between, thus causing necrosis.

    But getting the neodymium out of them is relatively straightforward because it only has to be separated from iron and boron. How you crush the FeNdB magnet in order to dissolve it up in acid though I don’t know. Possibly a porcelain ball mill.

    Demagnetizing the magnets first may be the best pretreatment, by heating them above the Curie temperature, which for neodymium supermagnets appears to be a relatively reasonable 400 C or so. Then once they’re no longer so magnetic you use standard equipment.

  35. pete m

    Yes I agree, Dr Rogers needs to experience each form of FGM in turn so she can really gives us a balanced perspective of these matters.

    I don’t need to ask a victim of a knife wound if there is some context to the act which makes it balanced.

  36. feelthebern

    Anyone else see Grig post on the previous page?

  37. Shy Ted

    She previously taught at the Melbourne Law School where she completed her PhD in 2008 on ‘Fantasies of Female Circumcision: Flesh, Law and Freedom Through Psychoanalysis’.
    For a Dr she surely is.

  38. Armadillo

    Anyone else see Grig post on the previous page?

    No.

  39. Shy Ted

    Dr Juliet Rogers. Surely she’s worth an AO.

  40. Ellie

    Q&A is on tonight.
    Carpe, your loyal followers are ready to rumble! I hear that Westie Woman is making an appearance in her new outfit.
    Awesome!

  41. None

    Someone needs to ask Melbourne University if they fail students for not using gender neutral languag and if so why given that the whole idea of gender neutral language is based on an ideology to which most people don’t subscribe ( most Europeans find the whole idea laughworthy) and yer they allegedly support academic freedom. Our journalists could have these f****** by the balls but they’re just a stupid as these University idiots.

  42. Huck

    Anyone else see Grig post on the previous page?

    He must’ve been caught up in the spaminator because those 2 comments weren’t there earlier.
    I thought Sinc had smote him.

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘completed her PhD in 2008’

    This would explain plenty.

    Half the human shit doing decent prison sentences, even those who only just started sitting on chairs have them.

    Four Leaf’s still working on his.

  44. Top Ender

    Q&A Vivid: 10 June, 2019

    Adam Briggs, Rapper, writer, and actor (Beard and aggressive look wannabe player)

    Faustina Agolley, Actor and writer (Gonna have to change her surname from offensive children’s toy to cut through)

    Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Atlassian (Hipster)

    Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO (Has a blue tie)

    Jocelyn Brewer, Cyberpsychologist (Glasses and eager expression)

  45. Frank

    Gab
    #3039516, posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    Society has reached a new low.

    I keep wondering if there is an actual bottom or if we are doomed to forever stoop progressively lower.

  46. Armadillo

    Dr Juliet Rogers. Surely she’s worth an AO.

    I like her. Marvellous.

  47. feelthebern

    David Adams isn’t much of a historian.
    Watching his clap trap on the History Channel.
    It’s like he read a high school project on Attila and then made a doco without doing his own research.

  48. BoN:

    Demagnetizing the magnets first may be the best pretreatment, by heating them above the Curie temperature, which for neodymium supermagnets appears to be a relatively reasonable 400 C or so.

    Excellent, Bruce et al. That’s what I was after.

  49. feelthebern

    His thing last week on Edgar was unwatchable.

  50. None

    Someone needs to ask Melbourne University if they fail students for not using gender neutral language and if so, why given that the whole idea of gender neutral language is based on an ideology to which most people don’t subscribe ( most Europeans find the whole idea laughworthy). And yet they allegedly support academic freedom. Our journalists should have these f****** by the b&lls but they’re just a stupid as these University idiots. I’m all for endemic Freedom but this isn’t academic Freedom it’s selective bias.

  51. feelthebern

    The final in the series is next week on Charlemagne.
    I look forward to him butchering that one too.

  52. Armadillo

    Go Dr Rogers. The most incredible troll ever.

  53. Cassie of Sydney

    feelthebern
    #3039571, posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    David Adams isn’t much of a historian.
    Watching his clap trap on the History Channel.
    It’s like he read a high school project on Attila and then made a doco without doing his own research.”

    Agree

  54. Top Ender

    How to enjoy your evening in western Sydney:

    A man in a pair of Sydney Swans budgie-smugglers has confronted an intruder who broke into his parents’ home, armed himself with knives and barricaded himself in a bedroom with the family dog.

    The young family and an elderly couple were forced to barricade themselves in their upstairs bedrooms when the man, covered in blood, charged into their home in Sydney’s inner-west at around 3am this morning.

    A spokeswoman for NSW police said emergency services rushed to the house on Llewellyn street in Balmain at around 3.45am this morning, before arresting a man who allegedly stormed the home of Edward Madden, his wife, one-year-old daughter, and elderly parents, by smashing a front door window.

    “There was a big burly man in the house obviously coming up the stairs he had blood all over his hands and arms and everything,” Mr Madden told Channel 7.

    According to Mr Madden the man initially told him he was being chased by others.

    Link

  55. cohenite

    Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Atlassian (Hipster)

    Billionaire alarmist and all round cuck.

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    There really is no stopping this bloke.

    No-one else – and I mean nobody – could possibly wrestle Doug Walters, smoking and conscription into the one post. But he’s done it on the cricket/chivalry/politeness thread.

    ‘He did, before he was a smoker.
    He took up smoking when a Nasho, and gave it up (using laser treatment) in 2009.
    Back in the day his nickname was “Beirut” (bombed every night).
    Who knows whether it was earned – but his career speaks for itself – magnificent batsman.’

    Gobsmacking.

  57. Bruce of Newcastle

    Winston – If you are handling supermagnets, be very careful. They’re so strong you can amputate your own finger if you accidentally get caught between two of them.

  58. Armadillo

    Someone needs to ask Melbourne University if they fail students for not using gender neutral language and if so, why

    No. Just defund them. Simple. Pull the plug.

  59. Gab

    I keep wondering if there is an actual bottom or if we are doomed to forever stoop progressively lower.

    I’m tipping the second part. We are hurtling down the trajectory to even more evil. Next up, it will be legal for adults to have sex with children. Pedo philia will no longer be verboten.

  60. DrBeauGan

    She has published extensively in the areas of political, legal and postcolonial theory using psychoanalysis as a tool for interrogating the subject’s relation to prohibition and sovereignty. Juliet supervises research higher degrees in the fields of trauma, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and legal theory. She has a particular interest in work on transitional justice and projects engaging with the rhetoric and practices of reconciliation and conflict resolution, including those that involve the application of artistic media, including animation and sound.

    In short, she’s into bullshit. This has the intellectual value of reverse phrenology.

  61. BrettW

    Q&A must have noted Briggs was anti the national anthem and his Origin performance was not well received.

    Hence an obvious choice to appear on Q&A as it’s purpose is not to represent the population but irritate it.

  62. feelthebern

    Big Little Lies coming up on Fox.
    Even though I guessed the ending after about the third episode, I thought it was a decent production.
    Series two will have to be very good to match it.
    I can’t see how it can.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Six convicted of rOpe, murder of girl, eight in India

    By Afp
    AFP
    23 minutes ago June 10, 2019

    Pathankot, India: Six men have been convicted over the notorious 2018 gang rOpe and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a [email protected] nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.

    S&xual violence, including against children, is rife in India and outrage over the so-called Kathua case contributed to the government introducing the death penalty for child rOpists.

    According to the charge sheet, the girl was abducted while she was out grazing horses and taken to a village in the Kathua district of the northern Indian region of Jammu on January 10 last year.

    In an ordeal lasting five days, she was sedated and held in a Hindu temple, repeatedly rOped and then strangled and bludgeoned to death.

    Investigations suggested that the girl was targeted in order to strike fear in her nomad community and drive them out of the area.

    The six Hindu men were due to be sentenced later, prosecution lawyer Mubeen Farooqui told ­reporters outside a special court in Pathankot, in Punjab state. They face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment. A seventh man was acquitted while an eighth person, who claims to be underage, faces a separate trial. “We will appeal against the convictions in a higher court,” ­defence lawyer H.S. Pathania said.

    From the Oz.

  64. feelthebern

    What does a cyber psychologist do?
    Tell you to stop flogging it to p0rnhub ?

  65. Armadillo

    In short, she’s into bullshit. This has the intellectual value of reverse phrenology.

    It reeks of a whitty Liberatarian.

  66. Leigh Lowe

    Half the human shit doing decent prison sentences, even those who only just started sitting on chairs have them.

    Four Leaf’s still working on his.

    I do believe a numpty who completed year 8 has beaten the Spud to the punch.
    His doctorate subject is, I believe, “The use of borrowed Commodores and surplus gelignite as an impetus for social change.”

  67. Knuckle Dragger

    Apparently, cyberpsychology is a field of endeavour that deals with the impact social media and other computery things have on your mind.

    So yeah, batting off to pornhub.

  68. Fisky

    A crushing defeat for Numbers on the previous page, his entire worldview and everything he fought for up in smoke. Terrible!

  69. Armadillo

    Six convicted of rOpe, murder of girl, eight in India

    The exact reason why the West doesn’t understand the East.

    Women are nothing

  70. Leigh Lowe

    Armadillo
    #3039542, posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:38 pm
    No one cares about transgender people. They couldn’t give a rats arse about it.

    Oh, yes, there are people who care, and it may surprise you.
    Think about it.
    The LGs and Bs have only just had their 15 minutes of fame and now the Ts have hijacked the bus.
    Fuck!
    They were meant to be quiet passengers riding up the back of the LGBti bus.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Or, they committed a massive war crime, causing hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths, millions of people to flee the country (1 million in 54-6, and 1 million after 75), and the complete devastation and isolation of that country, for nearly 2 decades.

    Somewhere between three hundred thousand, and eight hundred thousand people, were prevented from leaving the North, after 1954, in yet another breach of the Geneva Accords.

  72. Geriatric Mayfly

    My Bob Brown Carbon Converter (Pat Pend) has been belching smoke and flame for three days. And today barely saved from the inferno was my 1958 School Yearbook, long mouldering in a corner of a shed. And from its pages sprang a heap of photos and many honourable mentions, in both the scholastic and sporting arenas, marking the many talents of one G. Pell. Under Officer G Pell at the time.
    Yours truly had to thumb the pages with considerable vigour in search of a mere mention.

  73. Armadillo

    It’s a strange point in human history. East meets West.

    It’s happened before.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    And to think there is now an established global industry solely devoted to accommodating, championing and then perpetuating the reprehensible notion that your biological sex can be changed on your own say so, with artificial hormones ploughed into to and in extreme cases surgery performed on these people who have for some reason have decided they’d be better off on the other bus.

    And that this notion is reinforced by legislation, and promulgated first through academia, then through tertiary followed by secondary and now in primary schools.

    And it’s all for commercial gain. Astounding.

  75. Cassie of Sydney

    “Stimpson J. Cat
    #3039614, posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm
    Oh God.
    August 8th is not going to be a good day on Catallaxy.
    It’s the day Danger Close – The Battle of Long Tan hits cinemas.”

    Thanks for the warning Stimp.

  76. Mother Lode

    Our progressives have very limited* perspectives and vision.

    They see mainstream Australia as their enemy and will promote anything that they perceive will be toxic to it. There is no way they would wish FGM had been done to them and no way they would recommend their friends have it performed on any offspring who slip between the menacing drifting nets of abortion.

    And the reason is not because they feel it just a part of the rich multi-cultural fabric they currently do not wish to adorn themselves with. They are clear on exactly why they never would. The brutality, the pain, the betrayal, the memory of powerlessness and of being part of the paraphernalia in someone else’s display of religious devotion.

    They know it as much for than a funny cultural novelty. They know it as a monstrous act.

    But if they only refer to it as culture and pretend it is nothing else then they can use it to delegitimise the morality of the mainstream. They don’t really think of the brown girls, see their pain or humiliation. They don’t see the fathers that own them until they decide to exchange them for wealth or connection.

    They focus on attacking their enemy.

    They neither sense nor observe a threat arising, looming and closing in on them. The Islamists have a plan for them too, just like their daughters. But the progressives are oblivious to what calamity might befall them – focussed entirely on provoking the mainstream with whom they may well soon need.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Mayfly,

    Pell and I went to the same boarding school, although he went through 30 odd years before me. There were still teachers and the odd Brother in my time that dealt with him as a schoolboy. He was said to be a towering figure, even back then. Apparently he’d knock you out as soon as look at you, on the football field or not.

  78. Armadillo

    The Shelihas are the most disappointing. In fact, they are the ones now driving the bus. Sad…

  79. Mother Lode

    Missed my own asterisk.

    I say progressives have limited perspectives and vision, contrary to their own loud insistence on their open mindedness, because far from being accepting they simply have nothing they have confidence enough in to ever say ‘No’.

    Their minds don’t have wide circumference – they can have no circumference because they have no centre. The most they can do is cling to each other in their collectives and fill each other’s senses with their noise and their smells.

  80. Mother Lode

    Sod it. Main comment in moderation.

  81. Mother Lode

    They know it as much for more than a funny cultural novelty. They know it as a monstrous act.

  82. Steve trickler

    This Lady made my day. 11:45 The bloke behind the camera is making a return visit after she opened up her home to him in the past.

    Grandma Babushka. 90 years old and still hitting the vodka shots.



  83. Geriatric Mayfly

    Same class iirc

    Indeed Notafan. Never made it though into Our Lady’s Sodality, my ‘impure thoughts’ were too easily read, nor for eternal shame the First XVIII. I could go on about my failings and the successes of towering figures; but, at least, leafing through the Yearbook of ’58 brings some comfort in the fact that once we were young.

  84. mh

    Briggs on Q&A? Haha

    Never seen him or heard him, but I predict he will claim the French Open for ‘his people’.

    Number 69 please Carpe.

  85. Mindfree

    Mike Cannon-Brookes

    Ask yourself some questions:
    How does an Australian company with only two products in the marketplace – Jira and Confluence – get to have the hoops jumped to get listed on the Nasdaq
    Also how does an massive capital injection i 2016 turn these two into billionaires (each 5.6 billion)
    DWS founder Danny Wallis, a much more successful corporation id worth “only” 85 million

    I’d start by looking at Cannon-Brookes American father former Citibank corporation banker and one of the founding cucks for World Summit day with mate Maurice Strong and a life long member of many Corporate “green” investment companies and boards

    Cannon-Brookes Jnr went to the prestigious Cranbrook secondary college in Sydney’s prime eastern suburbs once his father moved out here and formed a relationship with Simon Farquhar at Uni NSW. Again, the company had no real prospect until big money came into play in the early 2010’s

    I’m not going to speculate but it is unusual that so much outside money was invested with Atlassian and with the Cannon-Brookes senior associated with prominent green investment companies and with associations with none other than Al Bore

    There is a rumour Cannon-Brookes helped finance good mate and known grub Alex Turnbull but better investigative journos should follow that up

  86. Notafan

    GM

    Nothing wrong with being a good ordinary player.

    Plus

    No towering figures in my graduating class, so you had that.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    Grandma Babushka. 90 years old and still hitting the vodka shots.

    Derryn loves her liver.
    He hopes she’ll oblige.
    And leave it in her will to him.
    So he can put it in inside.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I thought Grogarly was booted?

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    From the look of her, Grandma Babushka could remove her liver without outside assistance, beat Hinch to death with it, then re-insert it before carrying on as normal.

  90. Black Ball

    Vicpol need more Axel Foleys.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    Must find my old yearbooks. Bloody things could be anywhere.

  92. Mother Lode

    I thought Grogarly was booted?

    I too have noticed that Doom Lord periodically relents.

    Maybe he feels pity for him. There is much pity him for.

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    BB,

    Very true. They could certainly do with a few more who won’t be fooled by the old banana in the tailpipe.

  94. feelthebern

    Today’s viewing.
    Big Little Lies, first episode of season two. Looking good. Meryl Streep makes the rest of them look like high school actors.
    Crappy doco on Attila (enough said up thread).
    Deadwood the HBO movie. Outstanding. Standout line “Wu, feed him to the pigs”.

  95. Mother Lode

    BB,

    At least they managed to get the Police Commissioner from the second movie right.

  96. Mother Lode

    I wonder if this was the offending word: Islamist

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3039617, posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Mayfly,

    Pell and I went to the same boarding school, although he went through 30 odd years before me. There were still teachers and the odd Brother in my time that dealt with him as a schoolboy. He was said to be a towering figure, even back then. Apparently he’d knock you out as soon as look at you, on the football field or not.

    Knowing that to be so, I have been wondering – and this is pure speculation based on nothing.
    I wonder if there was a physical interaction between Pell and the “victim”, but not involving oral sex.
    Perhaps Pell did come across a couple of truants, demanded their names, kicked their arses, and rang their headmaster.
    For Pell and the headmaster the incident is lost in a sea of summary misdemeanors dealt with every day and quickky forgotten, but for the boy it is the lynchpin around which every misfortune in his life turned … the lost scholarship, the preferred university entry denied, the stalled career, the string of failed relationships … all down to George.
    .
    Just a theory.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    Wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened LL.

    Look at all the ‘teacher touched me’ cases that turned out to be bullshit, aimed at causing trouble because the ‘offender’ was the first and only teacher that wouldn’t take their nonsense.

  99. Rococo Liberal

    Cannon-Brookes Jnr went to the prestigious Cranbrook secondary college

    It’s actually called “Cranbrook School” and it is my alma mater. It is a great breeding ground for eccentrics, high flyers and the occasional crook.

  100. feelthebern

    Jocko.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nyFKDGOV14&feature=youtu.be

    Dealing With Veterans Who Use Status As An Excuse for Bad Behavior Jocko Ep 55

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    An aunt took me to Mass in Ballarat once. The priest turned up with his boat race covered in tape, and he had a couple of black eyes.

    This man of the cloth was also a footballer. During the homily he explained to his concerned flock that he had not only taken part in, but instigated a gigantic punch on the previous day during the match, and that he was due to make his confession to the bishop that afternoon.

  102. Bruce in WA

    Wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened LL.

    Look at all the ‘teacher touched me’ cases that turned out to be bullshit, aimed at causing trouble because the ‘offender’ was the first and only teacher that wouldn’t take their nonsense.

    Happened to the son of a friend of ours — primary school girls. Took over two years of unbelievable strain for him and his family before the girls admitted it was BS.

  103. feelthebern

    Class rooms need to have cameras.

  104. Frank

    Look at all the ‘teacher touched me’ cases that turned out to be bullshit, aimed at causing trouble because the ‘offender’ was the first and only teacher that wouldn’t take their nonsense.

    It goes on at universities too, I’ve heard of people getting the “I like the way you touched me” from young girls looking for an HD. Thereafter the office door was always left open when someone was inside with the lecturer.

    Then again, at uni there are probably far more neckbeards in teaching positions that are only too keen to dribble on about social justice to the youngsters in the hopes of a bit of action.

  105. feelthebern

    I’ve watched/listened to this Joe Rogan podcast in 30min blocks over the last week.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H5LCLljJho&list=WL&index=3&t=0s

    Considering the risk of an asteroid strike, plus that collider in Europe, I don’t know why we bother with global warming anything.
    Our days are numbered.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Absolutely bern.

    Plague or zombies will kill us all. Or, potentially, plague-ridden zombies.

    Dunderheads.

  107. Roberto

    Rococo Liberal

    It’s actually called “Cranbrook School” and it is my alma mater. It is a great breeding ground for eccentrics, high flyers and the occasional crook.

    Cf Rodney Adler?

  108. Mother Lode

    Saki coined the word Munchausing, derived from the name of the semi-fictitious baron.

    The errant schoolboys may well begrudge being denied, besides a scholarship, also a PhD, a Nobel, mansions, a procession of eager hot models, movie contracts, Prime Ministership etc.

    They will not only be angry about the scholarship, but everything that would have accompanied or accrued from it.

    And paradoxically, the less they have actually achieved in their lives, the more fantastic and unrestrained their imaginings would be.

  109. Mother Lode

    plague-ridden zombies.

    Zombie plague would be worst.

    You take antibiotics to kill the infection, and it just comes becomes undead germs.

  110. Steve trickler

    You are in for a treat.



  111. Cactus

    God the Cruise vs Bieber fight could knock all other purses in history for dead. Its genuis. How many people would love to see either or both of them get clobbered. Anyone else care 2 nominate 2 people who could pull a bigger purse. Maybe Trump vs Hollywood.

    Alternative is they get to put forward an alternative fighter each ala game of thrones style trial by combat.

    Why am I attracted to such a proposition? Maybe ive watched to much WWE.

  112. Cactus

    The more I think about it (ok its only been 5mins, whilst imbibing a single malt) maybe its time to return to duels. Have more people settle their differences through combat.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    Cactus,

    That concept has merit.

    It’d put all those whiny Antifa bitches underground for a start. And then there’s the women.

    Their main problem, of course, will be their inherent inability to lift anything heavier than a pu33y hat.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Look at all the ‘teacher touched me’ cases that turned out to be bullshit, aimed at causing trouble because the ‘offender’ was the first and only teacher that wouldn’t take their nonsense.

    The most disturbing one recently was an accusation of physical abuse against kids by a female primary school teacher in NSW.
    It got turfed after 30 minutes before a magistrate when the defence lawyer pointed out the holes in statements and progressive case-building from one statement to the next.
    The question arises – how did such an obvious bullshit story make it through school authorities, police, prosecutors and get to court?
    Read on, dear reader …
    … the main complainant kiddie “wanted an Arab teacher, no white teachers”.
    Uh-huh.
    But here is what is scary.
    This case made it to court because all who should have stopped it simply caved in to a fear of being labelled a racist or a ‘slamophobe.
    What if the defence lawyer had followed the same line?

    “Just plead guilty, get a bond and change jobs. It’s not worth it.”

    She has a record and trashed reputation and the bullet-proof m-00sley brat is ten years away from major terrorism and/or gangsta shit.

  115. Stimpson J. Cat

    Class rooms need to have cameras.

    No they don’t.
    If you want that move to China.
    They are implementing them there now.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    Roberto

    #3039719, posted on June 10, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Rococo Liberal

    It’s actually called “Cranbrook School” and it is my alma mater. It is a great breeding ground for eccentrics, high flyers and the occasional crook.

    Cf Rodney Adler?

    Jodee Rich?
    Brad Keeling?
    Also Google “Cranberry students [email protected] and sexual assault”
    More hits than Babe Ruth.
    And those are just the ones that couldn’t be bought off.

  117. Armadillo

    Just a theory.

    It rings true, Leigh.

    There are some who are resentful of their education. The brothers were hard. So were the Nuns.

    At the end of the day, most people I know are thankful.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    Judging by the QA thread, tonight’s debacle was noteworthy only due to the morony (a word I just invented).

    The bright side is the Carpe reminded us all of the everlasting glory that is Roxette.

  119. BrettW

    Todd Sampson’s Life Hack ad on TV.

    Seems one episode might be on how to stir up the Israeli army.

    Isn’t he on the board of Quantas?

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Look at all the ‘teacher touched me’ cases that turned out to be bullshit, aimed at causing trouble because the ‘offender’ was the first and only teacher that wouldn’t take their nonsense.

    Happened to the son of a friend of ours — primary school girls. Took over two years of unbelievable strain for him and his family before the girls admitted it was BS.

    Way back when, good friend of mine was the subject of allegations, that he had “inappropriately touched” his sixteen year old daughter. She later admitted that she’d made up the whole story, to aid her mother in a bitter custody battle – by then, he’d put the muzzle of a .303 under his chin, and pulled the trigger with his big toe. We gave him a fvcking good wake.

  121. Armadillo

    morony

    Google says it doesn’t exist. You own it now.

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The more I think about it (ok its only been 5mins, whilst imbibing a single malt) maybe its time to return to duels. Have more people settle their differences through combat.

    I’m ahead of you, in the single malt stakes. The practice of dueling offered gentlemen an opportunity to settle their differences, without involving the vultures of the legal profession. I’d support a return to dueling – the fact that I was quite a good shot, with a handgun, has very little to do with the issue.

  123. Bruce in WA

    the fact that I was quite a good shot, with a handgun, has very little to do with the issue.

    Moi aussi 😀 😀

  124. Armadillo

    by then, he’d put the muzzle of a .303 under his chin, and pulled the trigger with his big toe. We gave him a fvcking good wake.

    FFS. Explain yourself. Or are you quoting from your library?

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You own it now.’

    Yessssss!!!!!!!!!

    I now have my own word!
    (C) 2019 KD. Includes IP, you inscrutable bastards.

  126. Leigh Lowe

    BrettW

    #3039821, posted on June 10, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Todd Sampson’s Life Hack ad on TV.

    Seems one episode might be on how to stir up the Israeli army.

    Isn’t he on the board of Quantas?

    If the deadshit was truly “on the edge” he would fly to Brunei and wear a rainbow t-shirt and arseless chaps down the main street whilst drinking a cock-sucking cowboy.
    But he isn’t.
    So he won’t.

  127. John Constantine

    https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/6201730/provenir-set-to-do-its-first-on-farm-processing/?cs=4786

    Mobile abattoir company Provenir expects to process its first cattle, on properties in the Gundagai-Holbrook, NSW area, within weeks.

    Farmers from a group of properties in the area have signed up to supply Provenir with its first cattle.

  128. the fact that I was quite a good shot, with a handgun, has very little to do with the issue.

    A rotten shot with the Browning, but I’ll have a go.

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    John C.

    Analysis, please. Mobile abattoirs.

    Say you yay or nay?

  130. Armadillo

    You don’t stick a gun in your mouth, or under your chin. That’s just fucking stupid.

  131. Armadillo

    It’s like lying in front of Model A. You won’t end up dead, just retarded.

  132. Steve trickler

    Credit to the bloke. Nice work on the vocals.



  133. Knuckle Dragger

    Sure you do, Arma. Both options beat the traditional against the temple routine, where the projectile ends up fanging around the inside of your skull like the motorbike rider at the Show more often than you’d think.

    Angle is key for the under the chin version, otherwise you just blow your face off.

    Ideally, and if you’ve thought about it, barrel in the gob with a mouthful of water (which can’t be compressed) is the go. Messier, but guaranteed.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    Chicks sometimes try and shoot themselves, but rarely – and if they do it’s always in the chest. Probably due to some psychological thing about their appearance.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    There are some who are resentful of their education. The brothers were hard. So were the Nuns.

    At the end of the day, most people I know are thankful.

    Some of my teachers in de Catlick system were brilliant, others mediocre, some sub-par and one was a sociopath.
    Not sure if he went to Vietnam …
    But I digress.
    I do not blame or credit any of them for the way my adult life unfolded.
    The really good ones taught you that they can only do so much, and the rest is up to you.

  136. Armadillo

    Analysis, please. Mobile abattoirs.

    Without preempting John C’s response, I’m pretty confident they wouldn’t shove a .22 in their mouth.

  137. Leigh Lowe

    Ideally, and if you’ve thought about it, barrel in the gob with a mouthful of water (which can’t be compressed) is the go. Messier, but guaranteed.

    Or shoot yourself in the head (twice) with the farm .22 at an angle which meant you’d have to pull the trigger with your big toe … except you are found with your shoes on.
    But, in the interests of not getting Sinc sued …

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes, yes, LL, I know what you’re on about.

    Trannies and mineshafts. Not the best of friends.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    Pro tip: Never use a .22.

  140. Armadillo

    I actually thought the brothers and the nuns were much better teachers. They were a lot tougher in many respects.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    the fact that I was quite a good shot, with a handgun, has very little to do with the issue.

    Moi aussi

    There was the divorce from Hell, all those years ago, which led to my interest in the reintroduction of dueling.
    The image, of the lover of the creature from the Black Lagoon, AKA my then wife, crouching, pi$$ing himself, and bawling that it wasn’t fair, and guns were just so violent while I raised a dueling pistol, and decided whether between the eyes, or a wound into the bowels, was an alternative which gave me much amusement at the time…

  142. Leigh Lowe

    I actually thought the brothers and the nuns were much better teachers. They were a lot tougher in many respects.

    Like the Piranha brothers.
    Cruel but fair.
    Well, some of them weren’t that fair.
    But, what the hell, we survived.
    Except for the two boys buried behind the handbal courts.
    I might stop now.

  143. Steve trickler

    Goodnight all. Do sleep well.



  144. Armadillo

    The best way to end life is in old age.

    Just don’t give a fuck. I’m not getting the whole “suicide” stuff. There are millions of dollars a year wasted on these people. JC offers a Hotline for FREE. What’s not to like about it?

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Just don’t give a fuck. I’m not getting the whole “suicide” stuff. There are millions of dollars a year wasted on these people. JC offers a Hotline for FREE. What’s not to like about it?

    I feel sorry for those who do it, and for their families.
    For those who take their family with them into the front of a truck … not so much sympathy.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    The best way to end life is in old age.

    How does it go?
    “I want to be shot by the jealous husband of a 30 year old woman when I am aged 95”

  147. Armadillo

    Except for the two boys buried behind the handball courts.

    Sinc, please ban this elitist scum. He has no idea what the Nuns made us do to them just to get a bit of chalk to play “hop scotch” with.

  148. Look at all the ‘teacher touched me’ cases that turned out to be bullshit, aimed at causing trouble because the ‘offender’ was the first and only teacher that wouldn’t take their nonsense.

    Applies to more than just teachers.
    The principle & the mechanics are much the same though.
    Dunno which is the more shocking when you’re confronted with it;

    1/. That so many people are prepared to believe the female, despite her yarn being so outrageous it couldn’t possibly have happened, and there being no corroboration whatsoever.

    2/. That the female will stick to her story doggedly, for years, and will pursue the victim at quite some cost to herself, both financially and inconvenience.

  149. Lysander

    Yo Establishment Cats (such as almost I),
    Been busy kicking goals here in WA in the political realm (as some of you know) and been too busy to visit or comment. All is good. La vita e Bella!

    My connection with the Pell case remains strong but my mind has been on many other affairs. Chances are you’ve heard my arguments on radio/tv or seen my arguments in the press (in an unrelated industry). Alas, I am spent on the Pell case. You Cats Of Old will know I’ve spent money and a lot of time trying to FOI their ABC to get the truth about their “interest” in him. Well, after 3 years fighting I failed.

    I really just checked in to say “hi,” but to let you know I’m confident Pell will win.

  150. Armadillo

    Seems to me that a few Cats are “bitter and twisted” about past relationships.

  151. Leigh Lowe

    Sinc, please ban this elitist scum. He has no idea what the Nuns made us do to them just to get a bit of chalk to play “hop scotch” with.

    Soft as.
    Hopscotch at our school was the buttered buns firing a revolver at our feet.
    “Dance, boy … dance!”
    And don’t start me on the whipping with the rosary beads if I fucked up my Latin conjugations.
    All true, I tells ya.

  152. Seems to me that a few Cats are “bitter and twisted” about past relationships.

    Almost makes one pine for the simplicity of someone being bitter & twisted about going to Vietnam.

  153. Armadillo

    Well, after 3 years fighting I failed.

    So did the Allies.

  154. FMD, was it a public holiday in Victoria today?

  155. Armadillo

    There are times in life when you think you “are done”.

    You aren’t. Keep getting up off the floor. Do it at least twice. It only makes you stronger. And wiser.

  156. Armadillo

    When all hope is lost, build a Model A.

  157. Armadillo

    I’ve diarised Winston Smiths earlier comment/video. Lest we forget.

    Sinc, please ban Winston.

  158. Armadillo

    I think he was picking on me because if not gay, black or one of the Alphabet people.

  159. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3039883, posted on June 11, 2019 at 12:21 am

    There are times in life when you think you “are done”.

    You aren’t. Keep getting up off the floor. Do it at least twice. It only makes you stronger. And wiser.

    And fitter.

  160. Rossini

    Still talking to yourself Armadillo?

  161. Armadillo

    Still talking to yourself Armadillo?

    Meh. It’s more of an internal argument. I can’t lose.

  162. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3039890, posted on June 11, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Still talking to yourself Armadillo?

    Meh. It’s more of an internal argument. I can’t lose.

    Not only that, but you never argue with a dickH, always an intelligent convo.

  163. Armadillo

    Serious question.

    Is nUmbers actually retarded? I’ve followed this blog for a long time, and I still can’t tell.

    I’ve read his comments. He seems retarded. However, I find it hard to believe that you lot would be openly hostile to such a simpleton. It seems unfair.

    Yes, I’ve read his blog. Some crazy shit on there, with zero comments.

    He reminds me of those dudes hanging around shopping centres. About 70 odd. Sitting on the bench, trying to catch someone’s eye so he can talk to them. When I say “talk”, I actually mean “lecture”.

  164. Armadillo

    He should be hanging out at the local bottlo, and introducing himself to his Aboriginal relatives.

  165. Serious question.
    Is nUmbers actually retarded? I’ve followed this blog for a long time, and I still can’t tell.

    No. He is not.
    Serious answer.

  166. Armadillo

    No. He is not.

    Mentally fucked up then. I’m getting warmer. I know it.

  167. Armadillo

    I’m standing my ground.

    Oxford Dictionary: Less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one’s age

  168. Mentally fucked up then. I’m getting warmer. I know it.

    That’s where I’d peg him.

  169. Armadillo

    Urban Dictionary:

    A word used to describe someone who is profoundly stupid. A type of stupidity that is an insult to intelligence itself. Politically correct people would like you to be rude to someone in a less offensive way, perhaps by calling them dumb instead. This ignores the fact that dumb, idiot, and many other similar insults used today were all old-timey technical terms for retards. It also ignores the fact that any word used to describe someone of below average ability in any area is an insult to someone with average ability or higher in that area.

  170. Armadillo

    The retards were sent to the back lines. Find them something to do, other than to bring down the morale of the fighting troops.

  171. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3039895, posted on June 11, 2019 at 1:55 am

    No. He is not.

    Mentally fucked up then. I’m getting warmer. I know it.

    He has a fixation of having been gravelly wronged by a government who are his his political enemies, and can’t let go of the past.
    He can’t admit it to himself and when pointed out in a helpful way his paranoia kicks in.

    Too late for him, Freud himself would have trouble fixing him.

  172. Armadillo

    To be fair to nUmbers, you can’t have Peaceniks in the Armed Forces.

    If you are going to win a war, you must have men who are prepared to fight for a cause. None of this “I’m only here because I have to be” shit. Leadership is the other key.

  173. I don’t read much of his postings, nor the posts engaging him.
    Once you’ve read the standard exchange about a hundred times;
    “I was conscripted” – “You’re a commo spy” – “Bush..er.. Trump is a clown” – “You should never have been put in charge of a classroom”
    …well.. you don’t need to read any of it again, ever.

  174. calli

    Armadillo
    #3039883, posted on June 11, 2019 at 12:21 am
    There are times in life when you think you “are done”.

    You aren’t. Keep getting up off the floor. Do it at least twice. It only makes you stronger. And wiser.

    The smartest thing said on this blog today.

  175. calli

    Thoughts on Denali

    It is often offered as an “extension” for cruise pax. If offered, take it.

    Way too many tourists, of course, but you do get to see some magnificent tundra landscape and animals/birds. The plant life is also interesting – very little diversity in trees, but the abundance of wildflowers makes up for it.

    Two nights here and you’ve seen the lot, unless you’re into hiking.

    And don’t count on seeing Mt MacKinley – like Fuji san, he is shy and retiring and swathed in cloud most of the time.

  176. Armadillo

    I suspect nUmbers would have fought bravely if it were his own family under threat.

    He is retarded in the fact that he can’t articulate that. It’s actually about being selfish, cowardly and submissive. No wonder Socialism attracts them like moths to a flame. The state will protect them, right up until the point that they put a dagger through their hearts. The stupid fuckers don’t even see it coming.

    nUmbers thinks Cuba and Venesualia are utopia.

  177. calli

    On the QE2 and Hyacinth – one of the funniest in the series. Her cruising wardrobe is a hoot.

    The Beloved and I are more like Daisy and Onslow. They did scrub up well for dinner at the Commodore’s Table. 😃

  178. feelthebern

    Great Rowe today Tom.
    Thanks for posting.
    He nails it.
    Again.

  179. feelthebern

    Californian famers still waiting on the bucks from the high speed rail buy-outs.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cash-20190610-story.html

    I can see the worlds biggest property scam coming.

  180. JC

    Shit, chopper crashed on the building I worked in for 4 years on NYC.

    Ive had 5 traders text me.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ellie, re your comment on the deficiencies at the psychological level of Fifty Shades, this pot boiler was never written to be any accurate sort of representation of what some call ‘the bondage lifestyle’, that underbelly of human civilization. It was written as a traditional romance novel with a little bit of dominance and submission fantasy written into the bedroom life.

    Same for The da Vinci Code, Notafan. That was simply a golly-gosh take on the supposed secrecy of the Catholic religion, written for those who had no idea about traditional Christianity. It ended up being quite deistic in conclusion.

  182. RobK

    https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/electric-vehicles-in-germany-emit-more-carbon-dioxide-than-diesel-vehicles/

    COMMENTARY

    Electric Vehicles in Germany Emit More Carbon Dioxide Than Diesel Vehicles

    BY IER

    JUNE 10, 2019

    A study by the IFO think tank in Munich found that electric vehicles in Germany emit 11 percent to 28 percent more carbon dioxide than their diesel counterparts. The study considered the production of batteries as well as the German electricity mix in making this determination. Germany spent thousands of euros on electric car subsidies per vehicle to put a million electric vehicles on the road, but those subsidies have done nothing to reach the country’s greenhouse gas emission targets. This is just the latest example of government programs expecting one outcome and getting quite another, instead. To some it is ironic; to others it is funny. At IER, we believe it to be sad, as it is a waste of time and money that could be better put to use solving real problems.

    The researchers compared the carbon dioxide output for a Tesla Model 3 (electric) and a Mercedes C220d sedan (diesel). The Mercedes releases about 141 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometerdriven, including the carbon emitted to drill, refine, and transport its fuel. The Tesla releases between 156 and 181 grams, including battery production. Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt, and manganese used for batteries consume a lot of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Given a battery lifetime of 10 years and an annual travel distance of 15,000 kilometers, 73 to 98 grams of carbon dioxide are emitted per kilometer.

    Germany’s growing reliance on coal for electricity generation was also considered in the study. The country relies on coal when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining. As a result, charging a Tesla in Bavaria releases about 83 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer driven.

    The European Union also provides benefits for manufacturers of electric vehicles, by allowing them to claim zero emissions under its strict emissions limits. Not all European countries may emit more carbon dioxide from electric vehicles than from diesel or gasoline vehicles, however. In France, for example, electric vehicles may emit less carbon dioxide than diesel vehicles because France gets the majority of its electricity from nuclear power. But in many other European countries, that is certainly not the case.
    …….
    Conclusion

    The above studies indicate that the terminology “zero emission” is a misnomer when referring to electric vehicles. Also, lawmakers should be cautious about subsidizing electric vehicles when their electricity is generated mainly by fossil fuels because they are not lowering the carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles by doing so. The old saying that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” may well apply to many of the gimmicks and work-arounds advocated by whatever group is popular with a political and media elite at any given time. Germany’s lessons should be a case study for political leaders everywhere.

    We don’t have to rush this.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Tom.
    The Rowe cartoon today was top drawe.

  184. Leigh Lowe

    Not very good film I must say.

  185. RobK

    The green idealism runs deep in academia.https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/green-technologies-east-and-west/56080/

    China and Europe

    The China – EU agreement on a circular economy signed in 2018 has been a useful step in the right direction; we propose six actions for the way ahead:

    1) Collaborations among cities and industrial parks, to include low carbon energy systems, circular buildings with recovery options for materials, shared zero-emission vehicles, and urban nexus innovations such as Alibaba’s JuTuDi and working with circular economy utilities such as Veolia.

    2) Ambitious CE standards for key product groups in construction, mobility and food that enhance affordability and sharing.

    3) A regional Platform for information and better policy, combined with an action clearinghouse on CE initiatives, technology, and know-how transfer in order to practice what is preached.

    4) Redesigning the ‘one belt, one road’ initiative towards a green EurAsia platform, with extended producer responsibility schemes, green supply chains, and creative solutions for the fossil fuel economies of Central Asia and for eco-innovations in Eastern Europe.

    5) Coordinated market-based incentives towards removing harmful subsidies, transforming the ‘zombie industries’ of cement and steel, and unleashing investments into CE and public values.

    6) A Foresight Commission assessing pathways and options towards 2030 and beyond, with scenarios and modelling interacting with planning and stakeholders.

    The years ahead will look brighter if opportunities of collaborations are being grasped and if people realise they benefit from tangible innovations on the ground and participate in change rather than feeling left behind.

    Raimund Bleischwitz

    Prof Dr, Director
    University College London, Bartlett School
    of Environment, Energy and Resources
    (UCL BSEER)
    inno4sd board member
    Global Fellow
    Smart Prosperity Institute

    RTWT the technocrats delight.

  186. calli

    More on Denali.

    The pollen drop here in spring is phenominal. Given that six months of the year is in various lengths of darkness, the plants have only a short window inwhich to do their thing. The spruces (Picea mariana) are prolific, with the male cones dripping with golden dust. I saw one that was a brilliant red, perhaps a ssp. The long day length at present (the sun “sets” at around 2am and “rises” at 4am) means that chlorophyll production is going non-stop – leaves are soft and bright green, ornamental flowers are huge.

    The Beloved is sniffing and coughing and his athsma is playing up. Everyone is at various levels of distress. So keep that in mind if you decide to come up here.

    There is only a short window for humans here too. Most of the businesses close down for the winter because of the long darkness. Hibernation time, apart from the FIFOs.

  187. John Constantine

    Mr Knuckle asked last night about mobile abbotoirs for meat processing. I am just finished loading the truck and filling out the paperwork for load of lambs now, and would be happy to have the abs come here instead.

    Export meat would require industrial abs, but the domestic market may well support a higher quality bespoke product that beats the dark cutting problem.

  188. calli

    On all things Green, the virtue signalling here is strong too.

    These days, it’s not enough just to pick up your litter, you must go through contortions to show that you care. It reminds me of the mating rituals of exotic birds – displays designed to elicit approval and, possibly, the attention of a prospective mate.

    So…after our little tundra trek, it was not enough to put our trash in the bin. No. No. No! It had to be sorted into paper, food waste, uneaten food (for the food bank) and solid electricity (otherwise known as aluminum cans). We were then told how these items would be recycled in various ways. It was pointless for me to speculate on the environmental cost of recycling the aluminium single serve water bottles. That would require hard science in the minds of the hearers and would fly in the face of the received wisdom of the age.

    Not to mention that the waste was being shipped 250 or so kms to recycle it. A nice, little local landfill would be far more ‘viromentally friendly.

    If they were really serious, the dopey junk food filled lunchboxes could be replaced with pieces of fruit and the water put in waxed cardboard tetra-packs.

    But then, I am old. What would I know? 😀

  189. calli

    Just a quick question for techie Cats.

    The Beloved’s laptop screen popped en route. The touch function is dead, but it can still be operated by mouse. Is it worth having the screen replaced, or is he better off replacing the entire thing? It’s only two years old, was quite expensive new and my frugal nature says “repair”.

    But these days, replacement might be the go. Thoughts?

  190. pete m

    Nice travelogues Cali, loving it.

    I am surprised they don’t chip ice for water instead.

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    Zanetti today. A pearler.

    I truly, truly cannot understand this whining from media types about ‘intimidation’ by the Feds executing search warrants looking for the source of classified information leaks.

    The issue here is not that the information contained therein was published, much as the squealy journos would have you believe. The Feds are looking for the leaker, working backwards.

    Executing search warrants in these circumstances is about as far from intimidation as you can get. A couple of dudes in suits with some paperwork, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. If they want actual intimidation, I suspect the wallopers would be only too happy to give them some.

  192. pete m

    Calli not sure but if still within 2 years Apple replace hardware type failures free. Check your warranty. Bit hard in Timbuktu I know sorry.

    Laptop screens would cost as much as a new laptop given price falls lately.

  193. bespoke

    All depends on what bad, calli. Most aren’t that hard to replace yourself.

  194. RobK

    Mr Knuckle asked last night about mobile abbotoirs for meat processing. 
    Someone has a crack at this every decade or two and disappears into the sunset. It might work someday, however, the by-products and waste utilization are probably easier to manage at a fixed plant. Employees willing to travel is another issue. Supply, logistics etc.

  195. A crushing defeat for Numbers on the previous page, his entire worldview and everything he fought for up in smoke. Terrible!What an amazing piece of convoluted reasoning.

    Fisky is such an amusing little fellow.
    First up, he seems to believe that the state of the relationship between China and Vietnam is historically fixed and immutable. There has never been much love lost between the two countries during the last two centuries – reference an actual bloody war in 1979. The Vietnamese were prepared to use the Chinese when it suited them – you know, the kind of behaviour exemplified by Churchill and other notables when it came to military expediency. Ho Chi Minh generally made a better job of it than Churchill.
    Ho Chi Minh had an opinion of the Chinese –
    Don’t you realize what it means if the Chinese remain? Don’t you remember your history? The last time the Chinese came, they stayed a thousand years. The French are foreigners. They are weak. Colonialism is dying. The white man is finished in Asia. But if the Chinese stay now, they will never go. As for me, I prefer to sniff French shit for five years than eat Chinese shit for the rest of my life.”

    Then we have an interesting little diversion drawing conclusions from “should have/would have”.

    The N.VN* government was entirely silent on this matter.

    He expects us to believe that when the Vietnamese had more pressing matters to deal with (a national struggle with the greatest military power on earth) silence on the Spratleys meant acquiescence.
    An honest commentary would not refer to the “North” Vietnamese government. At no stage did the regime in South Vietnam have popular support, so it can hardly be called a “government”. It was a faux regime which held power through the American military.

    This is a very big problem on a number of levels. If the islands ALWAYS belonged to N.VN, then they should have said so at the time, and loudly protested when China took their own territory. Of course, Hanoi have only ever made excuses for why they in fact said nothing at the time (“spirit of socialist brotherhood”, etc), which was a licence (sic) for Chinese aggression.

    Refer above. At the time the Vietnamese had other priorities. The use of “should” is interesting. Here is a western commentator with the retrospective arrogance to advise the Vietnamese government on their conduct of international affairs with another Asian country. That would get a few laughs at the Quốc hội nước Cộng hoà xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam.

    However, if the islands actually belonged to the S.VN regime and were rightly under their jurisdiction at the time, as N.VN apologists now claim retrospectively, then this has the following implications:

    Sorry, old mate, your whole argument is retrospective, so cruticising the Vietnamese for the same thing rings more than a little hollow. Ifs, buts and maybes have never cut it in relation to Vietnamese history, as the Japanese, the French, the Americans and the Chinese discovered in sad sequence.
    Recall your original post –

    All true, but there’s even a grimmer legacy from that war of aggression that is threatening regional peace even today – the compromises that Ho had to make with Mao to keep the weapons coming meant that the N.Viets essentially signed away the Paracels and the Spratleys to Beijing. Rather odd thing to do for an allegedly “nationalist” government, but there it is.

    You wrote “signed away”. That simply did not happen, and you’ve admitted it upthread by referring to the Vietnamese silence on the issue. Based on your loopy reasoning if a bloke proposes, and the Sheila says nothing, that means “yes”.
    Ever had any intimate relationship problems?

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    PTSD once again in the news after another young Digger suicides.

    I gotta say I’m quite torn on this.

    Yes, the DVA is generally useless, except when it comes to handing out Gold Cards to older gentlemen. Yes, they are underfunded, overworked, etc etc etc. However, I happen to know more than a handful of ‘veterans’ who are actually people with a military background, served for a few years without doing anything or being deployed anywhere who have apparently developed PTSD.

    On being given a claim number by DVA they then spend years in and out of rehabs getting free accommodation, food and so on before heading out into the world where they have houses, job potential yet go straight back onto the piss and/or powder. Their service cops the blame.

    Christ, I know a woman (who is a dead set scrote and waste of space) who was in her house with hubby, an even bigger piece of shit when the coppers kicked her door in. Hubby wanted to play with guns so they shot him. There was a police dog in the entry team. She claims to have PTSD, not from seeing hubby ventilated in front of her, but PTSD from dogs. All dogs.

    PTSD exists. Used to be called shell shock, which my grandfather was afflicted with after he was buried alive by German artillery in Pozieres in 1916. I’m turning to the belief that it, much like the #metoo nonsense, has been vastly overcooked by scammers. Much to my disgust.

  197. Entropy

    If they laptop is functional, why do you care if the touch function doesn’t work while you are travelling? I only ever use the touch function for scrolling anyway.
    Windows 10 just isn’t a good touch interface once you are past the OS and using actual applications.

    Just use a Bluetooth mouse until you get home. Statutory warranty in Australia is two years. Your laptop may have a three year warranty, although the company may try on wear and tear.

  198. bespoke

    *Johno offered actual first hand experiences of opting out from his fellow Diggers and 1735099 turned him down becouse of hert feeelz!.

    *Numbers Bob had a perfectly legal alternative to being conscripted. He chose not to exercise that option H/T Zulu .

    * 1735099 tried to game the system and lost H/T KD.

    * 1735099 celebrates the death of 17yr old girls H/T 1735099

    essentially signed away

  199. Top Ender

    Just use it without the touch screen Calli.

    Mouse is just as good once you get used to the loss of the touchscreen.

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johannes Leak in the business section, with a story about the ACCC. I don’t know who the guy is although I have seen his face before somewhere.

  201. woolfe

    Get a new one . You can then transfer all the data instead of waiting for the part to come from the Kuiper belt

  202. stackja

    Teacher focused on rebuilding her life after clearing name student assault case
    A teacher who was cleared of assaulting four students has quit her job declaring she is “done with teaching” after finding herself at the centre of taunts and abuse at a Sydney primary school.

    Danielle Gusmaroli, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    June 10, 2019 8:00pm

    The 58-year-old told The Daily Telegraph from her home in Yagoona, south west Sydney: “I’m just glad it’s all over, it was very traumatic, I’ll never go back to teaching.

    “I’m a mother myself and I was appalled at the behaviour of some of the children. It was incredibly traumatic, there was (some) inverted racism … I’m done with teaching.”

    The woman still struggles to comprehend how six weeks teaching in a composite 3/4 class led to her being accused of punching, pushing, punching, scratching and spitting at the students.

    “It’s left me pretty scarred, I’m an older teacher and I’ll never go back (to teaching) now. I just need to put it well and truly behind me.”

    Her defence case at Liverpool Local Court focused on how she was subjected to sustained abuse from the first day last May when a boy, who later told police she spit on him, asked if she was Arabic.

    She told the court, “I remember thinking, ‘What do I say?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m not,’ and he said, ‘We don’t like people who aren’t Arabic’ and then made a comment that I look like Donald Trump.”

    The court heard students were unruly and the class “chaotic” and she recalled having to break up several fights between students.

    Three boys and one girl student gave evidence at the hearing including one boy who said the teacher was like the headmistress Miss Trunchbull from the movie Matilda, whose character is a staunch disciplinarian. An eight-year-old girl said the teacher punched her twice in the shoulder. She was also accused of spitting on a nine-year-old and scratching another boy’s back.

    Magistrate Daniel Covington dismissed charges against her, saying one of the accusations was “fabrication” by a male student who had a “clear” dislike for her. But the teacher had a bid for police to pay her legal costs denied last week.

    “I won’t be appealing the decision,” she said. “You go into schools where there are problems for a short while and are expected to undo ingrained cultures. I just need to focus on getting on with my life now, this has dragged on in the courts for more than a year.”

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    This is something I’m a fan of, bespoke.

    Fight Groundhog Day with Groundhog Day.

    As the late great John Wayne would say, ‘A day without Numbertard is like a day without sunshine.’

    I don’t subscribe to the ‘do not feed the troll’ stance. Someone posted the other day (I think, C.L. but will stand corrected) on the proof by assertion concept. Which is, repeat bullshit often enough, it eventually goes unchallenged and therefore become the truth. Big fan of calling this shit out.

    Lock and load, people! Another day!

  204. stackja

    Sydney lawyer ordered to pay back her share of millions over suspicious carbon offset scheme
    Bankruptcy proceedings have begun in Sydney against a solicitor who owes part of $34 million after a British based company persuaded investors to plough their savings into reforestation in Australia and the Amazon and rice farm harvests.

    Mark Morri, Janet Fife-Yeomans and Chloe Lyons, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    Exclusive: A Sydney solicitor has been ordered by the British High Court to pay back to investors her share of more than $34 million fleeced in an international carbon credit con.

    Bankruptcy proceedings have begun in Sydney against Marcia Dominique Hargous, 44, to claw back money after the schemes persuaded thousands to plough their savings into native forest regeneration in Australia, a rainforest in the Amazon, and rice farm harvests and forests in Sierra Leone.

    “We harvest — you profit,” boasted the flashy brochures put out by Capital Alternatives, for whom Ms Hargous was a director and had a small office above a shop in Grosvenor Crescent, Summer Hill, before moving to London.

    Ms Hargous has not been charged with any criminal offence.

  205. RobK

    BoN,
     I don’t know who the guy is although I have seen his face before somewhere.
    I think it is Gupta, the savior of whyalla.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    Diversidee alive and well at Sky.

    Cross-eyed, stuttering reporter reports on something.

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    Global warming kills Mr Whippy.

    End of the ice-cream van? Mr Whippy faces ban from councils over environment fears

    BRITAIN’S classic Mr Whippy ice-cream vans could be banned from parks after claims they are damaging the environment.

    Experts say that the vans release dangerous levels of carbon, with councillors considering axing the British icon in radical new climate change policies. Sheffield City Council has received complaints the vans are adding to air pollution issues, while several London boroughs have already introduced stringent rules to cut pollution.

    Andrew Cuneo told the Mirror: “It’s like a Monty Python sketch. We are the oldest ice cream company in Yorkshire and in 155 years have never heard of such codswallop.

    The seas may not be rising very fast but the codswallop sure is.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    Council, in my view, would be far better served spending less effort making the humble ice cream van extinct and much, much more on fixing garbage truck brakes.

  209. Notafan

    Gee thanks.

    I did not know those things.

  210. calli

    Thanks, guys. Will replace the entire unit upon return. The Beloved might get two for the price of one, knowing him. 😄

  211. RobK

    KD,
    much, much more on fixing garbage truck brakes.
    https://www.advancedbraking.com
    An Australian company that retro-fits wet sealed brakes for just that purpose.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell RobK. Now that’s something I would be happy to pay rates for.

    Rather than wasting my cash on rainbow flags and pedestrian crossings, ‘fact-finding tours’ to overseas sister cities and generally sticking their SJW noses where they don’t belong.

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    One of the field to replace Theresa May as Pom PM is a very tasty blonde piece. Footage of her making a speech with a photo of Thatcher in front of the lectern (stand thingy, don’t use them myself).

    She gets my vote.

  214. Old School Conservative

    Cactus
    #3039770, posted on June 10, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    The more I think about it (ok its only been 5mins, whilst imbibing a single malt) maybe its time to return to duels. Have more people settle their differences through combat.

    I usually read the overnight posts and move on, but this one resonated with me.
    It won’t work.
    To duel, you need two people of courage, a sense of fair play, an affinity with weapons, and the serenity to accept an early death.
    In 2019, anybody with all those characteristics will not want to kill a like-minded individual.
    While those of a leftist/totalitarian/marxist mindset would prefer to kill you with subterfuge.

  215. feelthebern

    Her defence case at Liverpool Local Court focused on how she was subjected to sustained abuse from the first day last May when a boy, who later told police she spit on him, asked if she was Arabic.

    The key thing to remember is a lot of these hard core families teach their kids it is fine (if not encouraged) to lie when it comes to the infidel.

  216. feelthebern

    But the teacher had a bid for police to pay her legal costs denied last week.

    The union would have picked up 100% of the tab.
    She would not have paid a penny.
    Still, the state should liable for penalties in cases like this.

  217. PTSD exists. Used to be called shell shock, which my grandfather was afflicted with after he was buried alive by German artillery in Pozieres in 1916.

    It does, and it’s a fairly complex syndrome.
    Back in the 90s because I had a counselling qualification I did some work with the VVA.
    Most of it was informal/ad hoc with the rider “first do no harm”.
    Generally, I listened. Most would talk to a fellow vet when they wouldn’t open up to anyone else.
    In the end, my bride made me give it up, after a vet shot a policeman through a door in Rockhampton.
    In hindsight, whilst trauma in battle was an issue for many, lots of others found dealing with the indifference and hostility they experienced on RTA a bigger problem.
    Regs and volunteers both felt this, but the regs had support from their units, whereas the Nashos didn’t.
    Of my rifle section, I’m one of only two who didn’t end up TPI in their forties. That’s not counting the four who have died, one shot by police in a siege, and two of soft tissue cancers.

  218. Johno

    KD, I have to agree with you on the PTSD.
    I have listened to Vets outlining the best ways to scam the system. The really “smart” ones have it down pat.About a year before they want to retire they go see a private psychiatrist . He, of course, diagnoses PTSD.
    The Vet then submits his claim to DVA, showing a history of mental illness. The Gold Card and pension usually arrive about the same time as he “retires”.

  219. John Constantine

    Because of the value of the byproducts at a meatwork handling bulk, onfarm processing loses a lot of value.

    Cheaper waste disposal into onfarm composting facilities could claw some back.

    Making it legal to process onfarm for local clients would be the bespoke niche.

    Low carbon low air miles low animal stress higher quality food is in conflict with the tyrannical dystopia Australian paperwork State.

    Mobile butchers doing a dozen or twenty sheep at a time for local buying groups can’t afford the compliance burden in Aussie Soviet socialist cheerful squalor.

  220. min

    Interviewed by Alan Jones this morning, a convicted whistle blower who was accused of leaking documents re corruption at Sydney airport to a newspaper, said that he has always denied this. He claims that he took the information to Albanese’s office and and after a meeting with his Chief of Staff, spent some time with Albo who was then aMinister . So who actually did the leaking ? Rudd was going to remove the conviction but he refused to admit guilt and lost his super fighting the case in court .
    Albo has said nothing.

  221. mh

    Back in the 90s because I had a counselling qualification I did some work with the VVA.

    Numbers. A counsellor.

    🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    Expurgation of the Seas!

    Climate activists blockade cruise ship in German port (via Drudge)

    Climate activists using small boats and climbing equipment blockaded a cruise ship for six hours in a German harbour to protest against its carbon emissions, police said Monday.

    About 50 protesters with banners reading “Cruises kill climate” Sunday delayed the departure of the Zuiderdam, operated by Holland America Line, from the North Sea port of Kiel.

    The Age of Sail II is coming our way.

  223. Percy Popinjay

    Collectivist imbeciles (and an allegedly female one at that) making excuses for mooslamic genital mutilation of women.

    Gee, colour me completely unsurprised.

  224. Mother Lode

    Her defence case at Liverpool Local Court focused on how she was subjected to sustained abuse from the first day last May when a boy, who later told police she spit on him, asked if she was Arabic.

    Spitting? A 58 year-old woman?

    It seems unlikely that a woman of that age and (likely) Anglo-Saxon background would spit.

    It is the sort of thing I would expect from someone from the Middle-East*, which is to say the kids are accusing the woman of what they would do, and can’t imagine others doing differently.

    I wonder if they boy who only likes Arabs will be counselled?

    Also, an eight year old compliantly lying about being punched?

    What a shit hole.

    *In the ME they learned it from their camels. That and their irritability.

  225. Leigh Lowe

    Numbers. A counsellor.

    Do it on the ground floor.
    We don’t want any jumpers.

  226. stackja

    SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Atheist’s Case to Remove ‘In God We Trust …
    Independent Journal Review-1 hour ago
    The Supreme Court passed on taking up a case disputing the inclusion of the national motto of “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins and currency .

  227. Mother Lode

    Climate activists blockade cruise ship in German port

    Every time a government or authority has knuckled under – for administrative and career convenience – they have encouraged this, making harder and harder the next time. Each time they have counted on the person that will eventually have to deal with it will be someone else.

    When it finally becomes too much to get away with and the people in power must finally stir themselves to confront these rampaging bullies, they will be wise to make sure all the responsible people get blamed.

    Put the noisome and noisy hippies in one cell. And the all of the ignominious procession of weak politicians in the the next one.

  228. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/gut-health-autism-link/11178156

    “It’s a whole new way of thinking about it – for clinicians, families and researchers – and it broadens our horizons in the search for treatments to improve the quality of life for people with autism.”

    Dr Hill says the discovery had made her team optimistic about the next steps for research in this area.

    “Another promising path for future research is investigating how gene mutations in the nervous system relate with microbes in the gut.”

    The RMIT research closely follows other promising studies in this space – last week, scientists from California induced the hallmarks of autism in mice by giving them faecal transplants from humans with the disorder.

    While the researching team there said there findings did not present a “solution”, it gives hope to finding new treatment options for common autism symptoms.

  229. Percy Popinjay

    Adam Briggs, crapper, writer, and actor (Beard and aggressive look wannabe player)

    Rita Panahi slapped him down on outsiders, stating correctly that such talentless nongs should be banned from “rapping” on cultural appropriation grounds.

  230. feelthebern

    It got zero coverage but Barbara Boxer has endorsed Andrew Yang.
    For such an establishment Democrat to:
    1) endorse this early;
    2) not go with establishment Dems like Biden or Warren even Harris (who replaced her) has sent a shock wave through the party.
    Yang has got zero chance but Barbara Boxer has more dosh then Feinstein.

  231. Leigh Lowe

    “It’s a whole new way of thinking about it – for clinicians, families and researchers – and it broadens our horizons in the search for treatments to improve the quality of life for people with autism.”

    Dr Hill says the discovery had made her team optimistic about the next steps for research in this area.

    “Another promising path for future research is investigating how gene mutations in the nervous system relate with microbes in the gut.”

    Fucking great.
    So now every parent with a kid “on the spectrum” is going to be interrogating restaurant staff at length about every menu item, and whether they are detrimental to gut microbes.

  232. Perfidious Albino

    I notice the swampies didn’t attempt to blockade the NATO fleet ALSO departing Kiel for exercises in the Baltic. Weak as.

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