Open Forum: June 15, 2019

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  1. Mitch M.

    Another psychology test, this purportly designed to root out unconscious bias, turns out to flawed. Why are we not surprised? I can guarantee that in spite of this finding the “unconscious bias” rant and flawed studies will be cited for many years to come. Psychology shouldn’t even be investigating racism. It is supposed to develop a model of behavior but the field has so many theoretical potholes it needs to start out on a new road. However at the clinical level some psychologists are invaluable. I cannot explain that paradox.

    The world is relying on a flawed psychological test to fight racism

  2. John Constantine

    When Chris Gayle the West Indian batsman was dismissed tonight, the television showed Bangladeshis rushing up to the race he had to walk down to get to the dressing rooms.

    They weren’t jeering:

    “Don’t blush baby”.

    Behaviour awareness officers are not tasked with socially engineering blue on blue abuse.

    Comrades.

  3. JC

    P

    All meds have an expiry date.

  4. Armadillo

    The Iraq War II was a huge benefit to Iran since the Fascist Baath party were mostly Sunnis, who now have no power beyond isolated random attacks. Iran has much more influence in Iraq today than the USA does because of the Shiite connection.

    Also true. The Iraqi Sunni Army supported ISIS in an effort to save themselves and their families being slaughtered by the Shia as revenge for years of abhorrent abuse.

    It’s a tangled web. I tend to think that “redrawing maps” is the answer. Smaller, less powerful states in the Middle East and East Asia.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    Right now the USS George Washington and USS Independence are doing doughnuts in the Strait of Hormuz.

    2000 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and 7000 US Army combat troops are in Bahrain.

    I really don’t care if the US has a crack or not, but if they do they should learn the lesson of past conflicts.

    No limited engagement. No hearts and minds. No surgical strikes. Carpet bomb the entire country and send the A-10 Warthogs against the convoys of survivors, who can then cram into Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Armour and infantry (more than 10,000, obviously) take and hold ground.

    Make the funeral pyres burn for months.

    Hang the surviving leaders, instruct the media to eat many dicks, make Iran the next US State and ask Putin if he really wants to dance. Make the Crimea annexation look like a hiccup.

    Because if they’re not prepared to do all of that, they should piss off and stop pretending that they might.

  6. feelthebern

    Seriously, if I was diagnosed with something inoperable condition, it would be:
    Viagra;
    Coke;
    Hookers
    Until I keeled over.
    I feel sorry for the EMT’s would have to put me on a gurney & roll be out of the house.

  7. Bruce in WA

    Lizzie is a good stick.
    An ancient stick for sure, but a good one.

    Not too sure about the second bit, but absolutely sure about the first bit.

    And she’s just a coupla years older than my beloved, and I’m just a coupla years older than HIA.

    So what??

  8. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender

    #3045093, posted on June 17, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Who is it?

    XXXXXXX was a trash-talking basketball player and Super Mario fan who wore a pistol on his waist aged 11 as he soaked up Bond movies in his private cinema, household staff reveal.

    The ‘little dictator’ was spoiled by his late father with video games, pinball machines and a luxurious cinema for watching Ben Hur, Dracula and James Bond.

    Christopher Pyne?

  9. Mark A

    Be careful with Valium, some heart meds and Valium don’t mix well.

  10. feelthebern

    KD, don’t forget the impaling.
    The Persians needs to be remind of Vlad who protected Europe for a generation.

  11. Mark A

    Bruce in WA
    #3045112, posted on June 17, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Lizzie is a good stick.
    An ancient stick for sure, but a good one.

    Not too sure about the second bit, but absolutely sure about the first bit.

    And she’s just a coupla years older than my beloved, and I’m just a coupla years older than

    Not going to scroll, how old is she?
    Not that it makes any difference to me, I always took her tales as just that.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    Helpful hint for Cats:

    You are not allowed to mention the word for Iranian religious leader that rhymes with meek, sleek, bleak, squeak or freak. Or Zeke.

    Or peak, leak or leek. And especially geek.

  13. Bruce in WA

    Not going to scroll, how old is she?
    Not that it makes any difference to me, I always took her tales as just that.

    She said 76

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    I cannot explain that paradox.

    The idea that people seriously think you can understand exactly how the brain works simply by looking at pictures is hilarious.
    You Sane people really have no idea how complex the brain is.
    It’s so beautiful.

  15. Arky

    No limited engagement. No hearts and minds. No surgical strikes. Carpet bomb the entire country and send the A-10 Warthogs against the convoys of survivors, who can then cram into Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Armour and infantry (more than 10,000, obviously) take and hold ground.

    ..
    Another wave of fake refugees like the Syria fuck up will rapidly expedite the end of the west.
    These things inevitably recoil on those who unleash them.
    NO. THANK. YOU.
    I expect Trump is smart enough not to fall for it.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Vlad II the Impaler should be up there with Charles Martel, Charlemagne and Alexander the Great.

    But no. Bite just one chick on the neck and drink her blood till she dies, even though she probably asked for it and that’s you done. Bam. All of a sudden you’re the bad guy.

  17. Bruce in WA

    Just watching ‘North by northwest’, the Indiana crossroads scene with Cary Grant and the crop-duster. Have ridden a motorcycle through there.

    Hitch was good — not a perfect human, maybe — but a damn superlative director.

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    Arky, if Europe is stupid enough to let even more of them in that’s their problem.

    Russia can have them.

  19. John Constantine

    https://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/truckie-found-guilty-breaking-fatigue-laws/3756059/?fbclid=IwAR0J2D-CseM9gM5hVfEVlTgjd59oDYJ3JpRrsiC_StHtekCEuBXpi-jIm4o

    Fatigue laws will come to car drivers a well, but probably not until robot in cabin cameras linked to artificial intelligence get a little better.

    Not long now until the State can give you an electric shock through your seat, triggered by a robot, if you are non compliant with driving fatigue regulations.

    Comrades.

  20. P

    P.
    She has been hoodwinking folk for the best part of 7 or 8 years with elaborate tales. I am finding it downright weird.

    OK Candy, I’ve been hurt by Lizzie, esp as she was the first here to call me Grigs which was taken up readily by others. Her reasons for this as well as her hurtful comments towards you I cannot fathom.

    I’ve always appreciated your comments here Candy. I look forward to more of them.

  21. Mitch M.

    No limited engagement. No hearts and minds. No surgical strikes. Carpet bomb the entire country and send the A-10 Warthogs against the convoys of survivors, who can then cram into Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Armour and infantry (more than 10,000, obviously) take and hold ground.

    Don’t even bother. A war with Iran is just another mess in the making. When will people learn. Iran isn’t a threat just another failing State. And don’t assume invading Iran will be like Iraq, the geography alone will present huge problems for armoured vehicles and troop transport. Bolton is just another armchair warrior, another gutless SOB who advocates war but runs from the guns.

  22. feelthebern

    Until Trump sacks Bolton, I am long oil.
    Sucking pond water right now, but will be farting through silk before long.

  23. will

    Infidel Tiger
    #3045049, posted on June 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm
    North Korea no longer has any nukes.
    Nor the capacity to build them.

    Since when?

    Since trump dropped some kinetic weapons from low Earth orbit onto them. It was reported at the time as an earthquake, but no. It gave Trump the inspiration for a “Space Force”.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Vlad II had b#lls the size of prize-winning watermelons.

    Flogged the Turks out of Wallachia and back into the Balkans, and he knew they’d be back when they’d regrouped. And he had 20,000 POWs.

    Every single one of those Ottomans was impaled on sharpened posts of varying sizes next to the main invasion road used by the Turks. A sharpened post straight up the lemon and sars, and out under the ribs, through the shoulder joint or the mouth.

    20,000 impaled, rotting corpses spread all along the road to Vlad’s house.

    Psychological warfare at its best. Outstanding.

  25. cohenite

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3045110, posted on June 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Trump is the only one who could do that.

  26. Armadillo

    The Persians needs to be remind of Vlad who protected Europe for a generation.

    Yep.

  27. will

    She said 76

    I thought she said 77. I always imagined an 80ish spinster retired Librarian whose hobby is creative fiction writing, but I could be wrong.

  28. Infidel Tiger

    Since trump dropped some kinetic weapons from low Earth orbit onto them. It was reported at the time as an earthquake, but no. It gave Trump the inspiration for a “Space Force”.

    This blog has a reality problem.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    A couple recent stories on Iran’s economy.

    World Bank: Iran Likely to Suffer Worse Recession Than Previously Thought (5 Jun)

    In its latest Global Economic Prospects report published Wednesday, the Washington-based institution that provides loans to countries said it expects Iran’s Gross Domestic Product to shrink by 4.5% this year, a steeper contraction than its earlier estimate of negative 3.6% GDP growth for 2019.

    The World Bank’s new report also said Iran’s year-on-year inflation rate has risen sharply from about 10% in the middle of last year to about 52% in April. It said the depreciation of Iran’s rial since May 2018, when the U.S. announced it would re-impose sanctions on Iran, has contributed to the rising inflation. The rial’s slump versus the dollar in Iran’s unofficial currency market has made dollar-denominated imports more expensive for Iranians.

    Iran’s Oil Exports Plummet to 400,000 bpd Due to US Sanctions (30 May)

    Iranian crude exports have fallen sharply in May to around 400,000 barrels per day (bpd), tanker data showed and two industry sources told Reuters, after the United States tightened the screws on Tehran’s main source of income. … there is general agreement that crude shipments have dropped from at least 2.5 million bpd in April 2018, the month before President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal.

    An 84% drop in oil sales coupled with the inflation issue and you can see why the Iranian Guard kiddies ain’t happy. They run about half the Iranian economy.

  30. John Constantine

    MOVES to split the Country Fire Authority this week have been shaken up with the abrupt resignation of a former state minister.

    Philip Dalidakis surprised Spring St today, quitting as an upper house MP with only a day to go before debate starts on the Andrews Government’s fire services reform legislation.

    The Weekly Times understands the Government had the numbers to pass the CFA bill, with Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick the key vote in the finely-balanced chamber.

    Greens MP Samantha Ratnam and Reason Party MP Fiona Patten have already declared support for the reforms, which would abolish the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and replace it with a new entity, Fire Services Victoria

    Fucking reason party.

  31. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    quelle surprise….
    Iran gives Europe 10 days to save the nuclear deal
    Iran has announced that it will breach the 2015 nuclear agreement in ten days unless European states find a way to get around crippling US sanctions and bolster Iran’s faltering economy.

  32. Bruce in WA

    I thought she said 77.

    I thought it was 77 next birthday. But, hey …

  33. John Constantine

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/i-ve-got-a-mortgage-fiona-patten-to-consider-job-offer-from-andrews-20181126-p50ibv.html

    Re-elected Premier Daniel Andrews says he will offer Fiona Patten a job after her likely toppling in Saturday’s election, describing her looming defeat as a ‘loss to the Parliament’.

    Fat Clive could just have paid her price to get the swinging vote in yarragrad parliment.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Fiona Patten from the Reason Party was one of the biggest fangurlz for the Richmond anti-smoking yet heroin injecting rooms.

    After 630 overdoses, she was on record as saying ‘It’s not working as we’d hoped’.

    The OD count’s now well over 1100.

  35. Mitch M.

    You Sane people really have no idea how complex the brain is.

    Me Sane? A number of people have questioned that. I’m certainly not neurotypical. I was very lucky because long ago a few very gifted individuals were kind enough to point out to me all the problems pervading modern psychology and since then I have studiously avoided psychology. I went molecular and hence …

    After a self enforced 6 month lay off from reading today I finally gave up and starting reading again. The 3rd paper I read was an absolute gem because it provided further support why cannabidiol helps with some forms of epilepsy. I knew it boosted GABA but knew that wasn’t enough. The paper had nothing to say about cannabidiol but it did illustrate how an inflammatory mediator may increase the risk of seizures. I checked the literature and CBD blocks that inflammatory mediator. A nice way to pick up the reading again.

  36. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The problem for the Iranians is their attempts at strategy haven’t been working,

    the turbaned one’s have clearly decided that listening to Obambim’s man’s advice to sit and wait out Trump could be career ending.

  37. Armadillo

    Psychological warfare at its best. Outstanding.

    Vlad was a captive of the Persians for most of his childhood. They were experts at brainwashing. Incredible mental strength to turn around and smash the fuckers the way he did. The dude loved his country.

  38. Cassie of Sydney

    Bill Whittle on the censorious tech giants..

  39. Top Ender

    I read your Quadrant article Lizzie.

    Nicely done – great writing style.

    Interesting content too, and most capably invokes the 1950s.

  40. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Valium would serve you well for the muscle pain, esp involuntary muscle, but now almost impossible to obtain from a GP who have govt instructions not to prescribe due to addiction concerns.

    .

    xanax is better, but it’s now easier to pull all the teeth from a bucking bronco then to get a script from a GP.

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    Head down to your local houso flats. Pick out the bloke that looks most like David Warner.

    You’ll get all the fentanyl you want for $50 and a six pack.

    Knock your socks off, baby.

  42. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    What’s your point, zipper?

    do some research on the up to date cause of CVD, you’ll quickly give up the pizzas and coke.

  43. EvilElvis

    What’s happening? Are the girls at it again?

    The ebb and flow of the open threads could almost be put together in a calendar. Similar to the lunar cycle. Maybe we could call it the loony cycle. Or am I the only one who gets frequent deja vu here?

  44. Mitch M.

    do some research on the up to date cause of CVD, you’ll quickly give up the pizzas and coke.

    High fat plus high carbs\sugar is much worse than either alone.

  45. Armadillo

    the turbaned one’s have clearly decided that listening to Obambim’s man’s advice to sit and wait out Trump could be career ending.

    I’d suggest that Obama thought handing over cash to the Iranians would solve any problem. It’s not how an extortion enterprise operates.

    Who posted the video above of some New Zealander visiting Iran? It’s well worth watching. It was a classic piece of propaganda about how to get absolutely screwed over by Iranians.

    $1200 USD for a 1 hour ferry ride? LOL. Most amazing place he had ever visited. LOL. Dude, there were camels, a boat building exercise reminicient of the 13th century, and turtles laying eggs. FMD.

    It’s worth reposting. The New Zealand fembot presenting it was the biggest cuck I’ve ever seen.

  46. John Constantine

    During Guzman’s absence, the cartel has continued to develop a highly lucrative profit centre in fentanyl. The synthetic opioid can be bought for US$9,000 per kilogram in China, cut to 1 per cent purity, pressed into fake OxyContin pills and marketed in the United States for nearly pure profit.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2185915/mexican-drug-lord-el-chapos-jail-cheap-chinese

  47. Knuckle Dragger

    Elvis,

    I suspect the lunar cycle may have more to do with the periodic ladeee punch-ons than we think.

    We haven’t even had Catholic Hour today.

  48. Bruce in WA

    I have two herniated disks in my neck.
    When they let loose, the pain is excruciating. It occupies my whole life. It is rampant, 3-D.
    GP told me hot wheat bag and one Panadol.
    Guess what? Didn’t fucking work!
    Now the whole practice will no longer prescribe anything with codeine or stronger.
    Best I can do now is bomb myself out with a couple of Restavit washed down with (gasp) alcohol. At least that way I get 4 to 6 hours of sleep.

  49. zyconoclast

    Camels have no respect for anything or anybody.

    What about camel toes?

  50. Armadillo

    What’s happening? Are the girls at it again?

    Lizzies gone for a Nanna Nap.

  51. Chris

    Sorry to hear that Bruce.
    My son got herniated disks, they operated, his awful pain was fixed. Hope yours is susceptible too.

  52. EvilElvis

    Bruce, how’s the restavit after effects? They used to make me feel drink dopey for hours the next day.

  53. Armadillo

    What about camel toes?

    I’m not going anywhere near that link. I’ve been fooled by this stuff too many times before. CL and countless others.

    Sinc, please ban Zyco.

  54. EvilElvis

    I suspect the lunar cycle may have more to do with the periodic ladeee punch-ons than we think.

    We haven’t even had Catholic Hour today.

    Agreed. Although us blokes seem to get a cycle running with certain topics as well. Interesting….

  55. P

    xanax is better, but it’s now easier to pull all the teeth from a bucking bronco then to get a script from a GP.

    Diazepam or alprazolam. I don’t know as I’ve only taken diazepam in my lifetime.

    Cigarettes have always been my drug of choice (nicotine). Govt kept increasing the price so I decided I could no longer, nearly six years ago after 53yr of smoking, give anymore of my money to the govt. I then stopped the cigs cold turkey. I then temporarily resorted to diazepam. Now I’m on my own.

    I still wish I could have a cig. I wish it almost every day. I’m still waiting for it to get easier.

  56. John Constantine

    https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2185425/mexican-drug-cartels-are-targeting-australia-say-police-after

    ason Halls, Victoria manager for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, said the drugs would have had an “immeasurable” impact on the Australian community. He said sewage drug monitoring data showed Victoria state – which has a population of 6.3 million – was estimated to consume just over 1.8 tonnes of meth each year

    Six people have been arrested after a massive 1.7 tonnes of methamphetamine, with a street value of A$1.29 billion (US$900 million), was seized in a joint investigation by Australian and United States authorities that exposed new ties between Mexican cartels and Aussie biker gangs.

    The yarragrad meth market offers up a billion dollars a year of profit.

    The war on drugs, the way it is being conducted, has directly caused this.

    Medical marijuana products, delivered without smoking, manufactured to a reliable, replicable dose may not destroy the illegal market, but every billion dollars taken from the cartels is a billion dollars that can’t be used to destroy the country.

    Medical marijuana for pain relief isn’t the same as opoids, but 50,000 people a year die in America from opoid painkiller mistakes.

    Everything you learned about marijuana at university may be wrong.

    Comrades.

  57. EvilElvis

    What about camel toes?

    I’m not going anywhere near that link

    Seen worse. Lots worse.

  58. Armadillo

    FFS. This place is like the local Bowlo.

  59. Armadillo

    Seen worse. Lots worse.

    I’m still not clicking the link.

  60. Armadillo

    Sinc, please order some Zimmer chairs for the naughty corner.

  61. Geriatric Mayfly

    I have two herniated disks in my neck.
    When they let loose, the pain is excruciating. It occupies my whole life. It is rampant, 3-D.

    Angle grinders, cold chisels, a final buffing and the laminectomy was complete. Still not well informed as to what went on with L2 and L3 in the process, but the excruciating and crippling pain was banished and the surgeon said, ‘take up thy bed and walk.’ And Loh! The months of knuckle dragging were over. This satisfactory outcome has now endured for five years.

  62. EvilElvis

    They’re petite. Almost delicate. Go on Armadillo.

  63. Armadillo

    I should get Miss A to change her course at Uni so she can become a Chemist. She could make a fortune out of you lot.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    The Bangas will be chasing 300+ in the cricket.

    For a bit of sport, the Windies fans should start calling them East Pakistanis. Film the result, give it to the AFL and they’d well and truly know when Behavioural Awareness Officers are required.

  65. Armadillo

    Go on Armadillo.

    No means NO.

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh, lovely, Mayfly.

    Now I’m marginalised. Damn you all to hell.

  67. Bruce in WA

    Bruce, how’s the restavit after effects? They used to make me feel drink dopey for hours the next day.

    I only feel a bit ‘off’ for the first hour or so; after that, all good.

    GM
    They won’t operate. Said I could ‘put up with it’. Mainly, I believe, because it is episodic, not constant.

  68. EvilElvis

    FMD, Dick Darcy on Talking Footy in relation to giving Gold Coast a bit of a leg up recruitment wise, “I’m tired of the league social engineering these situations!”.

    Previously on the show he was ok with clamping down on spectators and with Tim Watson spruiked the classic let’s fuck the plebs line of “we need balance”. Yep, always balanced towards what softcocks like you want Luke you un-self aware twat!

  69. Stimpson J. Cat

    Similar to the lunar cycle.

    I was very f$cking good yesterday thank you very much.
    I am always a restrained and polite gentleman when the moon is full.
    😁

  70. EvilElvis

    No means NO.

    And if it’s not on, it’s not on. Click it, it’s definately not on…

  71. Armadillo

    nUmbers is going to be devestated tomorrow when he finds out he has been flogging off for years in front of his computer screen about a 76 year old with “perky tits”.

  72. Oh come on

    Mark Dice’s takedown of Jim Acosta and his crappy new book is brutal.

  73. This blog has a reality problem.

    IT, it doesn’t really matter if it was an earthquake as the news reported it, “kinetic weapons” as claimed by another poster, ordinary conventional demolition explosives, or an Act Of God.

    All that is relevant now is that, one way or another, North Korea’s capacity to manufacture nuclear bombs was destroyed in October 2017.

  74. mh

    candy
    #3045013, posted on June 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm
    Still pert, JC.
    It is always important to present a nice derriere for mankind. It does take exercise and healthy diet though. We none of us are getting younger.

    Mankind as in men. You sound like a fine woman, Candy.

    I hope you’re not a tranny.

  75. Armadillo

    Click it, it’s definately not on…

    Curiosity killed the Cat. I’m not going there.

  76. Geriatric Mayfly

    Now I’m marginalised. Damn you all to hell.

    As is the custom these days, if I have offended you KD, a grovelling apology is hereby tendered. Yours in abiding servility &c.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    I clicked it, Dillo. It’s life changing.

  78. EvilElvis

    Curiosity killed the Cat. I’m not going there.

    Now, now. There’s no need to be toey…

  79. Armadillo

    I clicked it, Dillo. It’s life changing.

    So is cancer. I’m not going there.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    G’warn Dillo. It’ll remind you of Lizzie.

  81. Armadillo

    I’ve expended plenty of money on “brain bleach” here in the past 10 years. Everyone has a limit.

  82. Colonel Crispin Berka

    You’re being melodramatic. It was actually a photo of the toes of 2 feet of a camel.

    And now you really have no incentive to click it all, because I’ve confirmed what it was.

  83. cohenite

    Amanda Stoker making her mark:

    The straight-talking senator teaching unis a thing or two

    Janet Albrechtsen The Australian June 15, 2019

    Every time a conservative woman of promise emerges from the blancmange of politics, some hope for the next Margaret Thatcher. Amanda Stoker doesn’t ride on the coat-tails of history or gender, so can we please look at her free from comparisons? The 37-year-old senator is going places on her own terms. For starters, Stoker is Queensland through and through. By choice, not by birth. Stoker was born and raised in Sydney’s west; her father was a plumber and her mother did the books. Stoker moved to Brisbane as a young lawyer 12 years ago and hasn’t left.

    She is no-nonsense, straight talking, her positions firmly premised on commonsense principles. Stoker is making her mark fast, after entering parliament in March last year. To understand her story, her spunk and her political convictions, you need to understand why she is a natural fit in Queensland and how the Sunshine State has played a pivotal role in federal politics…

    There’s nothing like a woman with spunk.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘nothing like a woman with spunk’

    PHRASING.

    (h/t Archer)

  85. Armadillo

    You’re being melodramatic. It was actually a photo of the toes of 2 feet of a camel.

    Don’t try and fool me. That would be 4,toes. I’m not that gullible.

    Sinc, please ban Crispin.

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh Sh$t.

    O.J. Simpson
    @TheReal0J32
    Her vibes were off so i fucking killed her
    4:46 AM · Jun 17, 2019

  87. Steve trickler

    Is Lizzie actually in her late seventies?

    You are one the coolest chicks on the internet. Well played.



  88. Infidel Tiger

    Big explosion on Nork/Chicom border.

  89. Old School Conservative

    Alan Joyce comes out in support of Rugby Australia over Folau.
    The Australian mis-characterises Folau’s weekend sermon, and doesn’t allow comments.

    SNAFU.

  90. Armadillo

    You are one the coolest chicks on the internet. Well played.

    I’m in Year Six at Walgett Primary School. Where’s my adulation?

  91. John Constantine

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-north-korea-explosion-quake-11635222

    Explosion big enough to read like earthquake.

    New execution method for the unsound?.

    [ i have my prepper stores of diesel laid in.]

    Comrades.

  92. calli

    A thought for the end of the thread

    At age 63, am I too young for the Cat? 😅

    After last night’s little effort, I know I’m way too gormless.

  93. Armadillo

    Alan Joyce comes out in support of Rugby Australia over Folau.

    Folau needs to escalate.

    Folau’s original Twitter comment was a quote from the Bible as a private citizen. Nothing to do with RA.

    His subsequent surmon was AFTER RU had already terminated his contract.

    Compare that to Joyce as head of QANTAS. It’s not HIS company. He doesn’t OWN it. HE is an employee. And yet, he pontificates his personal views about gay marriage and whatever else. In fact, he uses his employers (the shareholders) money to enforce his views on “his” employees. It’s really bizarre.

    Furthermore, this feeds very much into the AFL fiasco and their employed “thought Police”.

    The clubs own the AFL. By definition, you can’t “own a club”. It’s impossible. The members own the club.

    I find it all a bit weird. AFL members are “horrified” that they can’t boo. Guys, you own the fucking club. Stop your whinging and kick the dickheads you have elected out. It ain’t that hard. Stop moaning.

  94. At age 63, am I too young for the Cat?

    At approaching 70, 63 sounds just about right, Calli.
    I fancy young ‘uns.

    Pity you’re married.

  95. calli

    Morning here in Jasper. You’ll have to take that on trust, kiddies.

    A word of warning for those wanting to do the road trip – you’ll have to buy a parks pass for at least two days or you’ll get pinged by the rangers.

  96. Stimpson J. Cat

    The average age of you guys really explains a lot.
    Half of you probably can’t even see, let alone be able to read and comprehend the dazzling mental majesty of my posts.
    Just scrolling past my posts is a workout for you.
    I’ll try to tailor my posts to an older audience from now on.
    Namaste.

  97. Armadillo

    A thought for the end of the thread

    I always knew it was rigged. You people know. Just like the jockeys.

  98. Zyconoclast

    Can wind turbines disturb sleep? Research finds pulsing audible in homes up to 3.5km away

    A world-first Australian study has found that pulsing wind farm noise is sometimes audible inside a home up to 3.5 kilometres from a turbine, in findings likely to buoy those opposed to the low-emissions technology.

    The Flinders University research gathered data at nine homes near a single, older-style wind farm in South Australia and did not study year-round conditions. However, the researchers say their findings demonstrate the need for further investigation into the potential relationship between wind turbine noise and sleep disturbance.

  99. I’ll try to tailor my posts to an older audience from now on.

    No need, Stimpy.
    Us oldies are used to dealing with children.

  100. Armadillo

    I’ll try to tailor my posts to an older audience from now on.

    Talk about ailments. They seem to like that stuff.

  101. calli

    Everything about me says three kids and six decades, no hair dye and a face only a mother could love.

    The gravatar was picked because it annoys lefties.

    All the building stuff is quite kosher. What area of building is easily guessable, but well behind me now. The New Broom is giving the business a huge boost, as is the way with yoof and enthusiasm.

    Thought I’d better put that on the record lest you all thought I was a nubile, bubble-butted Instagram influencer, moonlighting in her spare time.

  102. egg_

    The fred ain’t over til Arma wears the blue floral dress.

  103. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s very heartwarming that no one ever asks if I am really seriously mentally ill.
    Just inspiring stuff.
    Thanks guys.

  104. None

    Apparently getting castrated is now reason for Queen’s honours. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1138805598559055873 Eunuchs are back, baby.

  105. It’s very heartwarming that no one ever asks if I am really seriously mentally ill.

    No need.
    I’ve already said many times you are one of the sanest people here.

  106. Armadillo

    Us oldies are used to dealing with children.

    Your mob haven’t exactly done a brilliant job of it.

    Your parents would be horrified that you are paying a fortune for electricity, and your grandchildren are seriously thinking about cutting off your great children’s penises.

    There’s not a lot to be proud of in that. Quite a legacy you have left us.

  107. EvilElvis

    Thought I’d better put that on the record lest you all thought I was a nubile, bubble-butted Instagram influencer, moonlighting in her spare time.

    The disappointments of 2019 continue…

    I’ll still have my vivid, very vivid, memory dreams though, Calli….

  108. The cat is insisting it’s time for lights out.

  109. Armadillo

    The fred ain’t over til Arma wears the blue floral dress.

    I blame my parents. Dad would have been about this mobs age if he were still alive. Pretty sure he died of shame. I blame my siblings. Being the youngest, I’m the sensible one.

  110. Armadillo

    I should have twigged when you lot started talking about cruises and stuff.

    “My bones are creaking” was probably another dead set giveaway. As was feeding your Cats and stuff.

    Not my fault that you didn’t bother educating my generation. You will all probably end up in a grave without a headstone.

  111. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3045402, posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Jesus won’t come back,

    Did you ever had any hope He might? And why should he?
    I mean the whole setup as explained by the deeply religious is just a fantasy.
    You really have to have blind faith to believe in it.

    I know you occasionally spoke to God, not sure about Jesus, did he mention anything of a return?

  112. Armadillo

    A funeral these days for us younger ones is a chance to dress in black, and drink free piss.

  113. egg_

    As was feeding your Cats and stuff.

    My cat’s on a vegan diet – reckons they’re leaner.

  114. Mitch M.

    I know you occasionally spoke to God, not sure about Jesus, did he mention anything of a return?

    Jesus can’t come back because all those crosses Christian parade trigger his PTSD.

  115. Mark A

    Did you know you can’t buy TattsLotto tickets online from here by using PayPal?

    Amazing.
    I was well aware of the TAB not being accessible but Tattslotto?

    70 big ones on tomorrow,

  116. Mark A

    70 Mill on offer I mean.

  117. Armadillo

    There is a thing that media moguls need to understand about subscriptions. You mob only pay it to check out the Funeral Notices. So you can go along and gloat.

    Everything has changed. Your children probably won’t even bother putting one in. Why eat into the inheritance?

  118. calli

    Yes, He will.

    Auntie calli says so.

  119. calli

    I thought this thread would have carked it at midnight.

    Are we going for a record with inane comments, or is it Truth or Dare Night?

  120. Armadillo

    I was well aware of the TAB not being accessible but Tattslotto?

    Different legislation, Mark. Bookmakers can’t bet you, but those mob can. It’s like pubs getting Poker Machines. It’s not illegal if they legislate it.

  121. Armadillo

    Paul Whehlan in NSW allowed poker machines into NSW (Labor). He owned a heap of pubs.

  122. Armadillo

    Are we going for a record with inane comments, or is it Truth or Dare Night?

    I have a hunch it’s “Truth” night.

  123. Armadillo

    Never take a “Dare”. It’s always the worst option.

  124. calli

    Yes, Arma. It’s been pretty thin on the ground.

    The most stupid of all deceptions. As someone mentioned up thread it’s a magician’s trick. Once you see how it’s done, it’s all over.

    But it’s still a trick.

  125. calli

    Ahahaha! Just checked my emails. Got one spruiking “Seniors Dating”.

    Who says this site isn’t monitored? 😄

  126. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3045416, posted on June 18, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Are we going for a record with inane comments, or is it Truth or Dare Night?

    I have a hunch it’s “Truth” night.

    Nothing to add or embellish on my part I’m afraid, dull as can be.
    Working and traveling for work OS isn’t as glam as some might think.

    Have been roughing it more often than not in the early days in some shyte-holes.
    At least in OZ your working conditions are more or less humane and guaranteed.

  127. Steve trickler

    No harm in knowing about this.



  128. None

    The Daily Telecom continues the media hounding of Folau and his church:

    God-fearing congregation warned after Folau’s sermon

    EXCLUSIVE  Israel Folau’s god-fearing Pentecostal congregation has been warned that its future use of the Kenthurst Uniting Church building where the sacked rugby star made another homophobic address at a service on Sunday is uncertain.

    So basically the media misquotes Folau uses emotive and misleading language to then celebrate hounding a church out of existence. All because shoving your dick up another man’s s******* cannot be questionEd.

  129. Armadillo

    God-fearing congregation warned after Folau’s sermon

    Warned by whom? Linky please.

  130. Mitch M.

    All because shoving your dick up another man’s s******* cannot be questionEd.

    Or as a friend of mine used to say: dung puncturers.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    Armadillo

    #3045403, posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:44 am

    I should have twigged when you lot started talking about cruises and stuff.

    “My bones are creaking” was probably another dead set giveaway. As was feeding your Cats and stuff.

    Infidel Tiger is really a 72 year old retired Humanities teacher and three time failed Australian Democrats candidate for local council running on a “Keep Freo Nuclear Free” ticket.
    His favourite food is anything which doesn’t require chewing and hobbies include watching ladies lawn bowls and running over peoples feet with his mobility scooter at Bunnings.
    Pet hates are “everything”, but ironed jeans and man-buns really get his goat.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #3045395, posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:15 am

    It’s very heartwarming that no one ever asks if I am really seriously mentally ill.

    Truth is, they hope to be spared when you inevitably turn up wearing cammos and carrying a long canvas bag.
    #postal.

  133. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3045373, posted on June 17, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Big explosion on Nork/Chicom border.

    That is Trump’s laser death ray blowing up the Norks kryptonite plant.
    Fer sure.
    And obviously.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    We need a dedicated thread for “Prostate Problems and Incontinence”.
    .
    And maybe insomnia.

  135. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #3045431, posted on June 18, 2019 at 2:38 am

    We need a dedicated thread for “Prostate Problems and Incontinence”.
    .
    And maybe insomnia.

    Why?
    You need advice or help?

  136. Top Ender

    Jamie Oliver’s kids’ names:

    Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, Petal, 10, Buddy Bear, eight, and River, two.

    Mmmmm.

  137. None

    Front page of the Daily Telegraph Arma . I don’t subscribe to any Murdoch papers anymore.

  138. JC

    I’m trying work out if the real figure for Italian males and females under the age of 50 that have tattoos is 99.3 or 99.89%. This one is a real head scratcher. I can’t believe what I’m seeing.

  139. Nob

    Armadillo
    #3045403, posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:44 am
    You will all probably end up in a grave without a headstone.

    Fine.
    You’d spell the inscription wrong anyway.

  140. Mark A

    feelthebern
    #3045451, posted on June 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

    DMT experience.

    May I ask what prompted you to post it?
    Read it but can’t see the point. Are you recommending it?

  141. MatrixTransform

    anybody else see the similarities between the AFL lately and the Wiggles?

  142. bespoke

    Armadillo
    #3045304, posted on June 17, 2019 at 10:31 pm
    Sinc, please order some Zimmer chairs for the naughty corner.

    Kept separate from the cheep seats please we have standards and thicker skin.

  143. bespoke

    Me and Black Ball are the youngest people hear.

  144. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3045459, posted on June 18, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Me and Black Ball are the youngest people hear.

    Don’t know about BB but you prove it every time you post.
    (by your spelling and grm)😊❤

  145. bespoke

    Yes I’m only six, Mark 😁

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johannes Leak in the business section does Vocus head Kevin Russell.
    Buyers kick the tyres of his company then make haste for the exit. Latest is AGL.

    Vocus loses another potential suitor as AGL walks away
    Maybe they’re afraid Dodo will go extinct?

  147. bespoke

    and BB plays lawn bowls so he may as well be 90

  148. Bruce of Newcastle

    Another cake shop wins in SCOTUS.

    Supreme Court sides with Christian bakery in Oregon

    The Supreme Court delivered victory to yet another Christian bakery Monday, erasing a lower court’s ruling that had upheld penalties on the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

    The justices vacated that lower court decision and ordered a do-over in line with the Supreme Court’s ruling last year where the justices found anti-religious sentiments poisoned Colorado’s case against a different baker.

    I wonder when the Waffen SSM will get the message?

  149. bespoke

    Q boomer claim thay had read War and Peace by six.

  150. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3045471, posted on June 18, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Q boomer claim thay had read War and Peace by six.

    AM or PM?

  151. John Constantine

    Ex Egyptian brotherhood president collapses and cries in court, in front of cameras.

    Just made an impassioned speech.

    Words create their own reality sometimes.

  152. bespoke

    AM or PM?

    I’m of to work thanks, Mark. 👍

  153. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3045403, posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:44 am

    I should have twigged when you lot started talking about cruises and stuff.

    Must be an age related condition, hope I never catch it.

  154. Top Ender

    Over-long article in The Australian by “Investment banker and philanthropist John Wylie” who “is chairman of Sport Australia” finishes with:

    Let’s show these are more than mere tokenistic, formulaic words. Let’s show indigenous Australians we mean it and give them recognition in the form they seek in the Constitution.

    Went up around midnight. So far there are 39 comments, every one disagreeing. An example:

    Bruce
    2 HOURS AGO
    More virtue signalling.
    I think the majority of Australians will reject any proposal to divide this country into racial sectors, advantaging one group over another.

    Did people like Wylie not listen at the election?

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    “I wonder when the Waffen SSM will get the message?”

    They won’t…they have contempt for the law just like they have contempt for the ordinary man or woman. Destroying business, destroying lives….that’s all part of the SJW/SSM stormtrooper schtick. We’re seeing it here with the Folau persecution……aided and abetted by a grotesque media.

  156. Cassie of Sydney

    “Did people like Wylie not listen at the election?”

    Of course not…because these elites don’t respect election results…..they don’t respect the people’s vote….they have contempt for the ordinary voter. They will decide what’s good for us.

  157. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ex Egyptian brotherhood president collapses and cries in court, in front of cameras.

    He died.

  158. Gab

    I feel sorry for Oregon and Colorado. Both states only have one baker in each state. Such a monopoly.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Ex Egyptian brotherhood president collapses and cries in court, in front of cameras.

    He died.

    Morsi morte?

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    Looking on with horror at events last night – not in the world, on this very thread – it would appear that we must disclose ages lest we be accused of being Zimmer frame-wielding angry octogenarians.

    To that end:

    I am 33. I have been a hot dog salesman for 23 years.

    I began my trade in 1957 after leaving school in Year 9.

    In Walgett.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    OK, here goes.
    I was born in Mt Druitt sometime last century and have been carbon dated at 72 by UNSW and 11 and 3/4 by James Cook University.
    I am a retired kebab salesman … the sworn enemy of hotdog salesmen (spit!).
    My gender is fluid and, at various times in my life I have been married to the Andrews Sisters and the Everly Brothers.
    Did I mention I am polyamorous?
    My hobbies include going to Bunnings to see how close I can park to the door and taxidermy.
    One day I would like to have my own pony.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    Oh, and meeting people, roller skating and world peace.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    Kebabs indeed.

    Your sort aren’t wanted here.

    Go back to Constantinople!

  164. RobK

    I have been a hot dog salesman for 23 years.
    ……after a challenging career of sticky taping change to cigarette packs for vending machines came to an untimely end.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Go back to Constantinople!

    What?
    I’m from Malmo you fucking pig-snout vendor.

  166. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3045489, posted on June 18, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Kebabs indeed.

    Half cooked, bacteria riddled ‘meat’ of questionable origin.
    Constantinople, is not far enough.

  167. Dr Faustus

    Billion-dollar Indigenous-led power station to revive struggling Queensland coal town

    A proposed $2 billion Indigenous-led coal-fired power station in Collinsville in North Queensland — developed by Brisbane-based Indigenous company Shine Energy and headed by traditional Biri man Ashley Dodd — is set to revive one of the country’s oldest coal towns.

    Interesting to see whether being a traditional Bird man wielding the fire stick gives protection against screaming environmental activists.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    I have also a Certificate IV in “Behavioural Monitoring at Sporting Events” from RMIT.

  169. P

    China’s economy is in severe trouble: Gordon Chang

    ‘The Coming Collapse of China’ author Gordon Chang on the mounting U.S. trade tensions with China and the fallout from the protests in Hong Kong.

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Stick one of your haram pig-lip tubes where the sun don’t shine, Skippy.

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody Continentals.

    Been here five minutes and getting all uppity.

    I well remember going to the talkies when I was four. My sainted Dad used to give me tuppence thripenny and I would go on the tram where Farouz, the conductor (those were the days!) would help me up the steps and wash the dirt from my furlong driveway from my bare feet.

    Afterwards I’d get fish and chips for the whole family from Luigi’s new enterprise in the high street. Sometimes the newspaper package was so big I’d have to bring my dog, Kitchener, to help carry it.

    And I’d still have change.

  172. lotocoti

    of questionable origin.

    Don’t you mean of questionable acquaintance?

  173. Leigh Lowe

    You’re making that up.
    There were no trams in Walgett.
    And definitely no Luigi’s.

  174. Farmer Gez

    Kebabs indeed.

    Your sort aren’t wanted here.

    Go back to Constantinople!

    Or go to the sheep sale at Wycheproof.
    A local cafe sells top notch kebabs and homemade Baklava.
    The invasion is complete.

  175. Mark A

    lotocoti
    #3045503, posted on June 18, 2019 at 8:04 am

    of questionable origin.

    Don’t you mean of questionable acquaintance?

    Tried to be delicate.

  176. C.L.

    Take your sweet time, Victorian appeals court.
    Jackasses.

  177. lotocoti

    Ixnay on the oneupmanship, lest you want our friend to trump all with his harrowing tale of being ripped from his sainted mother’s breast by Bob Menzies and thrust into the jungle with naught but a page ripped from a school atlas.
    And a blunt stick.

  178. Tom

    Or go to the sheep sale at Wycheproof.
    A local cafe sells top notch kebabs and homemade Baklava.
    The invasion is complete.

    And Wyche has a tram in the main street!

    OK, well maybe not a tram, but a train line.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Report on big crime problem in Sweden.
    Much talk about government, the justice system and social security, followed by extensive head scratching.
    The obvious is assiduously avoided.

  180. lotocoti

    Tried to be delicate.

    As was the fare at a Blackpool kebab shop.
    Allegedly.

  181. dover_beach

    where the sacked rugby star made another homophobic address

    The Warren SSM always requires its Goebellian outlets.

  182. 8th Dan

    I don’t qualify for a Seniors Card yet. Can I comment here?

  183. Rockdoctor

    Gordon Chang has been banging on about the collapse of China for years. I am of the school they will either stagnate like Japan did due to demographics issues & being in the still developing category or make a stupid/bold move somewhere in the waters around it causing a fierce conflict dragging the US/other countries into it. However I think they will go the Japan way but be a potent middle level power in the region. Happy to be corrected by some Asian based Cats.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    I like Wyche. About the same size at my ancestral home and about 40 minutes away.

    And like my town, big wide roads. Ideal for the ladees to get around on without mowing down everything in front of them.

  185. Herodotus

    Reporting on the death of Egyptian Moo-slim Brotherhood big brother Morsi, the BBC (and possibly also the ABC) were applying subtle coloration to his character. He was, doncha know, the first “democratically elected” leader of that nation.
    This completely skips over the nature of the brotherhood’s brief regime, and the attitude of his co-religionists to said democracy. Basically, it is incompatible with their religion. Because they were ousted by Al-Sisi after a year, we don’t have an example of one man, one vote, one time.
    And before anyone mentions elections in hard core Iran, bear in mind the manipulations which occur there.
    Indonesia? Not that hard core, although there are rumblings. Malaysia? Also not that hard core and there’s a rotating roster for head man who must be Malay, not Chinese or Indian.

  186. Knuckle Dragger:

    No limited engagement. No hearts and minds. No surgical strikes. Carpet bomb the entire country and send the A-10 Warthogs against the convoys of survivors, who can then cram into Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Armour and infantry (more than 10,000, obviously) take and hold ground.

    Debellation, pure and simple.
    Just to be sure.

  187. I am 33. I have been a hot dog salesman for 23 years.

    Of military age.
    Given your post –

    No limited engagement. No hearts and minds. No surgical strikes. Carpet bomb the entire country and send the A-10 Warthogs against the convoys of survivors, who can then cram into Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Armour and infantry (more than 10,000, obviously) take and hold ground.

    You’d obviously be keen to sign up with the US to be in the front rank of any invasion force.
    Here’s the first step.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Herodotus

    #3045528, posted on June 18, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Reporting on the death of Egyptian Moo-slim Brotherhood big brother Morsi, 

    Just in and being reported on CNN.
    It is believed he choked on a hot-dog.
    I am not sure if that is an Egyptian prison euphemism, but I will monitor reports as they come to hand.

  189. Percy Popinjay

    Why I don’t miss my Oz subscription, part eleventy bazillion and thirty seven:

    Australia faces decades of slow decline and an “extreme case” unemployment rate of 20% by 2040 unless it tackles challenges head on by reshaping its cities, planting gazillions of hectares of trees and giving its workers the ability to embrace new technologies.*

    Utter gibberish, with as much credibility as Ehrlich’s warnings about everyone on the planet starving to death back in the seventies.

    Presumably the “extreme case” unemployment rate of 20% can be avoided by putting everyone to work planting gazillions of hectares of trees across the country.

    Absolutely pathetic – and poor ol’ Rupe expects people to willingly pay for this rubbish.

    This is what the long slow death of dinosaur meeja looks like, as it flails sadly about in the tar pit after the meteor strike.

    *Passage transcribed from the daily email they send me with a copy of the print edition’s first page.

  190. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    10h
    Big Rally tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible – and it will only get better!

  191. Percy Popinjay

    Bluddee hell – it’s even worse than I thought. Why is an “exclusive” story about some art gallery in Queensland nailing an acknowledgement on a Madge Oilley painting that rabbits on about “problematic yartiste”, Donald Friend, considered front page news?

    WTF? They’ve got to be taking the piss.

  192. 132andBush

    Or go to the sheep sale at Wycheproof.
    A local cafe sells top notch kebabs and homemade Baklava.
    The invasion is complete.

    The bakery there is excellent.

  193. struth

    Good moaning.

    Was surrounded by leftists last trip.
    Sad old bags indeed.
    And one old bloke was that thick yet so pompous I was wondering if commo McSniffy had come on tour.
    Get this.
    A professor of philosophy and has some connection with an art gallery.
    Knew all about politics yet admitted he was surprised at election result.
    Had parties planned and all.
    A first grade tool of the highest order.

  194. Thanks for the Bill Whittle video, Cassie.
    Good stuff.

  195. egg_

    anybody else see the similarities between the AFL lately and the Wiggles?

    One’s a group who entertain in kiddies clothes and the other is the Wiggles?

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    NumberLeafSpasticEater, 8.49 am;

    Just when I think you’ve reached peak idiocy, you just keep achieving.

    And for the record, I’ve well and truly done time in the jungle. Not the sandpit. Didn’t see a single jellybean btw. And if there was a sufficient threat then absolutely I’d do it again.

    As a volunteer, mind you. You won’t find me cowering in the corner of my office if God forbid that time comes again. I’m more than happy to do what you refer to an unskilled labour, and you certainly won’t find me trying to game the system, failing, being a hindrance to everyone around me then bitching about it for the next 50 years.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    What I actually said, btw was that the US should do one or the other, not stay in the middle ground.

    As an aside, I trust your long, long, long-suffering wife id doing ok medically.

  198. Bruce of Newcastle

    Big Rally tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests.

    They’re already camping out in hope of getting in.
    Supporters Line up 40 Hours Early for Donald Trump 2020 Kickoff Rally in Florida

    Meanwhile the US equivalent of GetUp had a widely publicized Impeach Trump march last weekend.

    President Trump Ridicules Low Attendance at Impeachment Rallies (16 Jun)

    President Donald Trump made fun of low attendance numbers at pro-impeachment rallies held across the nation on June 15.

    “Yesterday was the Radical Left Democrats big Impeachment day. They worked so hard to make it something really big and special but had one problem – almost nobody showed up,” the president wrote on Twitter on June 16.

    More than 140 rallies calling for Trump’s impeachment were expected to be held throughout the country on June 15, according to The Mercury News.

    A handful of news reports about the rallies, which were big enough to make it onto local media, show sparse gatherings of about 100 people.

    Crickets from the MSM about the poor showing, of course.

  199. Mother Lode

    Just saw this Liberty Quote:

    At the heart of the social vision prevalent among contemporary intellectuals is the belief that there are “problems” created by existing institutions and that “solutions” to these problems can be excogitated by intellectuals. This vision is both a vision of society and a vision of the role of intellectuals within society.

    — Thomas Sowell

    Brilliant.

    It really all does boil down to a bunch of poseurs who think their mind is a hammer, and everything else is a nail.

    Even the wood.

  200. egg_

    A professor of philosophy

    That’s yer problem, right there.
    What’s his favourite thread tape for brass fittings?

  201. Top Ender

    Judith Sloan in The Oz gets stuck into the Al Gore visit:

    For the life of me, I can’t understand why anyone would give Gore the time of day. After all, he is not a trained scientist; he appears to make a living from concocting scary climate stories.

    While he was in Queensland, he was offering up some more whoppers. Maybe he thought the appearance fee he received — estimated to be $320,000, paid for by Queensland taxpayers — necessitated the delivery of some sensational unsubstantiated claims.

    To tell an audience that the choice is between Adani and the Great Barrier Reef is puerile and misinformed. To suggest that India is now sourcing 60 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources is just plain wrong — out by a factor of four to five. And these statements come on top of the many falsehoods Gore has peddled in the past. These include:

    • In 2006, he claimed that the planet would reach a “point of no return” in 10 years.

    • In the same year, he predicted that sea levels would rise by 20 feet (just over 6m) “in the near future”.

    • In 2008, he claimed that the north polar cap would be completely ice-free within five years.

    • In 2011, he claimed that polar bears would soon become close to extinction (their number has been ­rising).

    Presumably, these faulty predictions were known to the organising committee as well as to the key politicians — Annastacia Palaszczuk, Trad and Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch — who supported the shindig. But Gore is a name and his discredited propaganda doesn’t prevent him from being a regular invitee to the annual conferences of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    Recall that the last one was held in Poland during a particularly cold weather snap.

    So now that Gore has left town on his private jet — no doubt some sort of carbon offsets were arranged — state governments and the renewable energy industry, in particular, are in the process of reconsider­ing their approach to climate change and their inter­action with the federal Coalition government.

    There is no doubt that most of the renewable energy players were devastated by the May 18 election result. Their hopes, in descending order, were: Labor victory; defeat of Energy Minister Angus Taylor in his seat of Hume in NSW; and the appointment of anyone but Taylor as the next energy minister.

    These hopes have been completely dashed.

  202. calli

    Report on the West Edmonton Mall

    Huge. Pirate ship in the middle complete with performing seals. Ice rink. Huge wave pool and water park. Probably the reason for the coal fired power station down the road.

    Pride Month – an entire month dedicated to sexual perversion. (Am I still allowed to say that?) Rainbows everywhere, particularly prominent in the children’s shops.

    The Lumberjack Song might just have been true.

  203. P;

    I still wish I could have a cig. I wish it almost every day. I’m still waiting for it to get easier.

    A small tip for you – It goes. You just wake up one morning and the thought of a smoke before coffee makes your gut churn.
    Even if you fall off the camel, just get back on and tell yourself “It’s not a disaster. It doesn’t mean you are hopelessly addicted, it just means you had a smoke.”

  204. calli

    We are in the Fantasyland Hotel at the end of the mall (no, I didn’t book it – I blame my agent). Apparently you can get “themed” rooms here.

    I want one themed for sleep.

    Any news on Pell vs the corrupt State?

  205. thefrollickingmole

    Constantinople, is not far enough.

    Any excuse
    Istanbul was Constantinople
    Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night

    Every gal in Constantinople
    Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
    So if you’ve a date in Constantinople
    She’ll be waiting in Istanbul

  206. Bruce of Newcastle

    Reporting on the death of Egyptian Moo-slim Brotherhood big brother Morsi, the BBC (and possibly also the ABC) were applying subtle coloration to his character. He was, doncha know, the first “democratically elected” leader of that nation.

    Nasser was the first democratically elected Egypt prez. But he didn’t like the MB, so not surprising that the ABC forgot about him.

  207. OCO;
    That Mark Dice is so bloody irritating – I wish he’d just sit still and talk clearly.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    What we need is a damned good war.

    *shakes fist*

    Sort out those filthy bashi-bazouks once and for all.

  209. egg_

    Billion-dollar Indigenous-led power station to revive struggling Queensland coal town

    Delicious!
    Black Coal Power!

  210. calli

    Oh, good. More U.S. troops to the middle east.

    It’s worked so well before. What could possibly go wrong?

  211. Arky

    However I think they will go the Japan way but be a potent middle level power in the region. Happy to be corrected by some Asian based Cats.

    ..
    China has three times the population of the US, now has most of the west’s industrial plant based on her soil, and a huge diaspora around the world in key industries, who are mostly loyal to China and who will always consider themselves to be Chinese.
    We are fucked and it is too late to fix.

  212. stackja

    AFL appalled at behavior ‘police’.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Candy, I’ve always stood up for you here, from early on, as you know. P, you attacked me once so I reciprocated, that’s all. I also have mistrusted your attachment to Grigory troll, whom I note has poked his nose in here once more to play his ‘aire on a fantasy’ re me.

    For the record, I am no fantasist. In a long life I have had every experience I recount, Hairy is a real person who has reasonable wealth and has had a high status career and who comes from a social world very different to my origins. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and has a PhD in Science. I have an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate Masters predominently in Epidemiology, a statistical applied science. We currently live in Vaucluse in a property with an orchard of sorts and extensive harbour viewsand have lived in a much bigger house in a similar high status area as our children grew up and attended Sydney’s best private schools.

  214. Tom

    Was surrounded by leftists last trip.

    Struth, it has occurred to me that, running tours to Lake Eyre, you’re actually in prime position to chart the decline of the Australian news media as pig-ignorant Green-voting city filth escape to “nature”. so wonderfully husbanded by our sophisticated fire-stick farmers — and all the other gibberish that escapees to Lake Eyre get 24/7 on Their ABC.

    You should chart popular misinformations about the Australian outback, starting with the myth of the noble savage (who are actually car thieves straight out of Bush Mechanics which was actually a hilarious funny show and the only one I know of that perhaps unwittingly expresses the marvellously simple Aboriginal sense of humour).

  215. And for the record, I’ve well and truly done time in the jungle. Not the sandpit. Didn’t see a single jellybean btw. And if there was a sufficient threat then absolutely I’d do it again.

    What was the “threat”, and what was the jungle?
    There hasn’t been a real threat since 1941, and a stroll through the rain forest doesn’t count.

  216. Leigh Lowe

    Percy Popinjay

    #3045539, posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Bluddee hell – it’s even worse than I thought. Why is an “exclusive” story about some art gallery in Queensland nailing an acknowledgement on a Madge Oilley painting that rabbits on about “problematic yartiste”, Donald Friend, considered front page news?

    Apparently Friend was a Peter-File.
    Great that we “acknowledge the dark past” long after Friend is long dead and can’t sue, so vewwy, vewwy bwave of them.
    They seem to carefully isolate the offending to his time in Vali (nothing to see in Oz).
    What would be more interesting to explore among the living in the art world would be “what did they know, and when did they know it?”

  217. Leigh Lowe

    anybody else see the similarities between the AFL lately and the Wiggles?

    The Black Wiggle dances funny.
    Or is that the AFL?
    Now I’m confused.

  218. stackja

    LL – Arts and Peter files seem to go together.

  219. Lilliana

    Australia faces decades of slow decline and an “extreme case” unemployment rate of 20% by 2040 unless it tackles challenges head on by reshaping its cities, planting gazillions of hectares of trees and giving its workers the ability to embrace new technologies.*

    What a load of rubbish. This is just another story to make us “accept” that we must live, cheek by jowl, in chicken coops in the sky – all for the sake of the “economy”. How about stopping the population Ponzi scheme and reforming our education system so we stop producing indoctrinated dunderheads.

  220. Geriatric Mayfly

    The bakery there is excellent.

    Only after I see their gay wedding cakes might I agree.

  221. C.L.

    One of the few TV programs in the Australian ‘comedy’ genre that I’ve watched in recent years is Have You Been Paying Attention? No more, alas. It is now governed by a weekly checklist: at least three Trump questions (our state comedians invariably respond with quips about racism), at least two re the Catholic Church (insert ‘jokes’ about child molestation), a couple about the royal family, a couple about non-leftist – preferably right-of-centre or Liberal/Republican – figures. All riffing on news stories about feminists, Mo worshippers, Democrats, Greens, etc are all banned.

  222. egg_

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-18/north-queenslanders-want-proposed-thermal-coal-power-station/11194306

    The construction would coincide with the closure of New South Wales Liddel Thermal Power Plant in 2022 and would enable North Queensland to address the gap the plant would leave in baseload power supply.

    Sounds like a goer.

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am no fantasist, all you doubters. Nothing I have ever said here is an invention about my real life and life experiences.

    Notafan, I had two young grandchildren living here with us in our care on the Halloween occasion to which you were referring. What happened then actually happened. My daughter’s experiences of the school culture on Sydney’s North Shore at 15 were also as I recounted them.

    As for pertness, no-one who knows me personally would say all pertness has gone. Doubters may feel free to ask Hairy, who is real and still very sexy. 🙂

  224. Knuckle Dragger

    Please learn to read, Wangster.

    It’s embarrassing.

  225. egg_

    . All riffing on news stories about feminists, Mo worshippers, Democrats, Greens, etc are all banned.

    Two bearded Mo’s walk into a Lesbian cafe…

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