Tuesday Forum: June 25, 2019

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Anyone playing a piano anywhere except a parlour or on stage deserves to be, along with the instrument, sledgehammered.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, Pole is Suffolk not Douglas. That was Stanley.

  3. max

    Xi cut Morrison today. Elephant and grasshopper.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s Big Mechanics, Dillo.

    They grab you by the stalk and never let go.

  5. Harlequin Decline

    That said I had bloody good service at Toyota Kununurra when I fronted with a leak in my diesel tank.

    Something had punched through the steel guard and put a hole in the plastic tank from beneath and behind. It happened in Gregory NP and I’ve got no idea how-it looked like a bullet hole. Filled up at Timber Creek and made it to Kununurra.

    The Pommy manager didn’t like my instructions to ‘Just bodge it up to get me back to Sydney’ and had it pulled to bits, the tank plastic welded and put back together in 2 days in peak tourist season.

  6. Armadillo

    Getting the car serviced Thursday.

    Pussy. Wait for the dash to light up.

  7. none

    Ok this one has the links to the questions Mark Latham has asked in parli
    https://mobile.twitter.com/BernardGaynor/status/1143783742856560640

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    Mind you, I’ve got a 2013 Colorado.

    Six months in I brought it in for service and they said I was due for a 1000, 5000 and 10000km service.

    Six years I’ve had it, and just ticked over 27K. Evidently I’m expected to drive the thing non-stop to Port Augusta and back non-stop between services.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    Never had the ute serviced since. Drives better than ever.

  10. none

    Sorry Dover I got it wrong. The RA’s representative on the code of conduct tribunal (not the RA’s lawyer) is the woman who once represented the homosexualist activist serial litigant http://bernardgaynor.com.au/2019/05/04/izzy-folaus-uneven-battleground/
    Note her dream job.

  11. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    My local member is a gliberal, and I am going to go have a bit of chat about this google thing. This is beyond outrageous and has to be addressed by the government here as well.

  12. Armadillo

    There is a Korean car worker in tears right now. He’s spent his entire life installing the bulbs on the “Engine Oil Low” light. But no. You fucking “get my car serviced” freaks can’t help yourselves.

  13. Armadillo

    The dude deserves his day in the sun.

  14. Harlequin Decline

    Armadillo
    #3065447, posted on June 28, 2019 at 10:27 pm
    Why the hell are you servicing a car after 10,000 Km anyway?

    You pay for those lights that flash up on the dashboard. It’s part of the deal when you buy a car.

    I’ve got my money’s worth then . Had that happen a few times, they bung it on the computer and say the turbo’s overheated, you’ve had brake failures on all wheels and there’s low pressure into the injectors.

    The recommendation invariably is ‘keep driving, it’s probably the computer’

  15. Harlequin Decline

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3065456, posted on June 28, 2019 at 10:34 pm
    Mind you, I’ve got a 2013 Colorado.

    Mine’s a 2007 Prado diesel. Standard 180L fuel tank.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    Something had punched through the steel guard and put a hole in the plastic tank from beneath and behind. It happened in Gregory NP and I’ve got no idea how-it looked like a bullet hole. Filled up at Timber Creek and made it to Kununurra.

    Chewing gum? Second in the hall of fame after duct tape.
    A mate of mine used chewing gum to repair the radiator of a Wolseley. Unfortunately, after a while, the gum got hard and fell off, resulting in a blown engine. I don’t think his temperature indicator worked.

  17. Bruce in WA

    Hawaii, on the pen of Democratic Gov. David Ige, is poised to become the ninth state to offer “Gender X” as an option on driver license applications.
    And the chaos continues to spread.
    Choosing one’s sex has become a bit of a fad of late. And at our peril. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out where this confusion and upset will lead — where this rebellion against God will take us.
    If boys aren’t boys and girls aren’t girls, well then — what’s left in this world as an absolute?
    “This measure,” said Khara Jabola-Carolus, the executive director of the State Commission on the Status of Women, to Hawaii News Now, “returns us closer to the inclusive society of Native Hawaiians, which celebrated expressions of gender beyond masculinity and femininity.”

    Just give me a glass of scotch and a handful of sleepers … I’ve had enough!

  18. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    try typing
    conservatives are
    into google or
    labor are

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    I get bang on 600km to a tank. That said, it’s cruising at 150-160kph on the Stuart Highway.

  20. Harlequin Decline

    Bruce,

    They tell me soap also works but with the 4WD track and the sloshing and shaking I was dubious it would stick. I also had some liquid steel I was keeping as an option but would have had to pull off the metal guard to get at the plastic tank so I was trying to avoid doing the work.

  21. rickw

    The day ends with Pell behind bars

    George will be rereading all those letters Paul wrote whilst unjustly in gaol.
    After a busy life I suspect he is enjoying time with the words of Jesus and the prophets and apostles.
    He’ll probably be praying for his enemies too.
    As we do in Christ’s flock.

    Well said BoN, well said.

  22. Harlequin Decline

    Before I put on the winch, bullbar, ATR tyres, roofrack and towbar I was getting close to 1800km range. It’s now down to around 1400km.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell Zippy. Ease up, turbo.

    Type in ‘socialists are’ and ‘communists are’ and see how you go.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Eleven South Africans, two Sri Lankans and two umpires just all hit the deck like they’d been struck by lightning.

    A swarm of bees just invaded the ground.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, got back from the farm this morning. Green everywhere, wheat crop in good shape, and new born lambs leaping everywhere. Not bad, after the driest start to the season since 1900.

  26. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    The Weather Channel informs me the southern half of WA due to get well and truly Flannery-flogged this weekend.

    Storm a-coming?

  27. JC

    Last night’s D’rat debate was well described by Mencken

    “Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

  28. Bruce in WA

    ZK2A … if you need anyone to come up and shoot the foxes off your lambs, just let me know.

  29. Bruce in WA

    Or any of your friends … been doing it for 40+ years …

  30. egg_

    got back from the farm this morning. Green everywhere, wheat crop in good shape, and new born lambs leaping everywhere. Not bad, after the driest start to the season since 1900.

    The Gore Effect?

  31. none

    Prisons to focus on rehabilitation not recidivism: Minister

    Rehabilitating offenders, rather than just locking them up, could become central to Victoria’s prison system under sweeping changes to corrections laws being considered by the Andrews government.

    The move would represent the biggest change to Victoria’s correction framework in more than 30 years, transforming the system into one assessed not just on the security of prisons but also the welfare of prisoners.

    Corrections Minister Ben Carroll told The Age his office was considering a review of the Corrections Act, 1986, amid concerns the number of people in custody was soaring and the system was failing to prevent widespread recidivism.

    The government expects prisoner numbers to leap from 8110 today to 11,130 by June 2023. About half of all prisoners return to custody within two years.

    etc

    In the meantime Victoria is just going to train doctors to help kill sick innocents.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/prisons-to-focus-on-rehabilitation-not-recidivism-minister-20190628-p522bh.html

  32. Steve trickler

    The husband and wife team smash it, yet again.



  33. Pedro the Ignorant

    Before I put on the winch, bullbar, ATR tyres, roofrack and towbar I was getting close to 1800km range. It’s now down to around 1400km.

    Drive around rural Australia without a bull bar or truck tyres and you won’t have to worry about fuel economy, your car will be wrecked and/or stranded in the middle of nowhere either with staked tyres or busted radiator and front end where some feral marsupial has committed suicide (aka “assisted dying”) long before you run out of fuel.

  34. Drive around rural Australia without a bull bar or truck tyres and you won’t have to worry about fuel economy, your car will be wrecked and/or stranded in the middle of nowhere either with staked tyres or busted radiator and front end where some feral marsupial has committed suicide (aka “assisted dying”) long before you run out of fuel.

    spoken like a true “modern man”.
    Tell me, what do you you modern road warriors do if your GPS fails?
    E.T. phone home?

  35. Pedro the Ignorant

    Tell me, what do you you modern road warriors do if your GPS fails?

    Pull out the spare GPS or click on Google maps on the iPhone.

    Simples.

  36. Pedro the Ignorant

    Using a map, compass and protractor are not unknown skills to most who travel the outback.

  37. Pull out the spare GPS or click on Google maps on the iPhone.

    Figures.
    Can you spell “wimp” children?
    I knew you could.

  38. Pedro the Ignorant

    I can even fix a position on land using a sextant, calculator and digital watch.

  39. Pedro the Ignorant

    I can use a makeshift directional antenna to locate and get a bearing to a fixed radio station.

  40. Pedro the Ignorant

    I can make a shadow compass to show directions from a stick and a few stones.

    I need a sunny day, sadly.
    Very wimpish.

  41. Pedro,
    I toured much of outback Australia in a Datsun 1200 in the days when you had to wind your watch up.

  42. none

    Does anyone remember the name of that contraption that soldiers used to use to calculate the trajectory of artillery? How guys used to use them during the Vietnam form and they look like this big stunted metal cone…

  43. Pedro the Ignorant

    I can find due south within seconds by looking at the night sky and finding the Southern Cross.

    Only if there are no clouds. Clouds are wimpish.

  44. Armadillo

    Navigate yourselves to the new thread. No compass required.

  45. Pedro the Ignorant

    I had a 1975 Land Rover that was fitted with a sun compass that was invented for the Long Range Desert Group in WW2.

    Normal magnetic compasses don’t work in steel vehicles.

    Magnets are for wimps.

  46. none

    I can find due south within seconds by looking at the night sky and finding the Southern Cross.

    oh wait I used to be able to do that

  47. Harlequin Decline

    Apart from marsupials there were a hell of a lot more dead cattle along the roads than I have seen in past trips. Especially heading to Port Hedland from Newman past the Karajini turnoff the mining roadtrains had done for around 1 beast per 5 km.

  48. struth

    Jeeeezus……you can’t even find the new thread.

  49. Pedro the Ignorant

    None, find the long axis of the Southern Cross, visualise a point four times the length of that axis, then drop an imaginary line vertically down from that point to the horizon and you are looking due south.

  50. Pedro the Ignorant

    Jeeeezus……you can’t even find the new thread.

    I like this one. New is for wimps.

  51. none

    Pedro I seem to remember it being somewhat simpler like finding the Southern Cross and then finding the two pointers?

  52. Pedro the Ignorant

    Writing the technique out is a lot longer than doing the Southern Cross thing, none.

    There are dozens if not hundreds of ways of finding directions from stars in the night sky, but simple is OK for 99% of most travellers.

  53. Perth Trader

    You people are so clever…I cant find matching socks.

  54. none

    No wait a little bit more complex instead. I just looked it up. Imaginary line through the long axis of the Southern Cross and another imaginary line perpendicular to the line joining the pointers. Where those two lines intersect you get south celestial pole and then drop to Horizon for Due South.

    Oh my gosh that just bought back a whole pile of very pleasant memories.

  55. struth

    Perpendicular from the southern cross and alpha centuri and beta centuri.

    Now to the new thread with thee.

  56. none

    I’ve been pretty city bound for work Pedro so it’s been a while since I saw the night sky outside of a city.
    This just reminded me of the hours and hours I’ve spent trying to work out the Stars. And some very magic nights up in the Andes where the Milky Way was just so so spectacularly bright. I’ve never had to actually find my way somewhere using the Stars …

  57. Pedro the Ignorant

    I have worked and travelled in outback WA for over thirty years, a lot of it on my own.

    Survival techniques, mechanical skills, and navigation ability become second nature.

    Watching and studying the night sky is very often the only entertainment.

    You get to know it pretty well.

  58. I have worked and travelled in outback WA for over thirty years

    Keep on truckin!
    Only another 20 years and you will have caught up to me.

  59. Bruce in WA:

    ZK2A … if you need anyone to come up and shoot the foxes off your lambs, just let me know.

    It’s probably a bit far for me to come…

  60. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You remember, your perky tits and all that balderdash.

    It’s not balderdash, you miserable arthritic old hag.

    Gentleman here are perfectly free to imagine whatever they wish.

    Bespoke, Hairy knows I flirt here, as I do very successfully IRL, always have, and doesn’t mind, although Nick would be my last choice of the delightful Cat men. Hairy, who knows best of all, thinks I wouldn’t physically disappoint, but also knows how loyal I am. 🙂

  61. Hannah

    As Bruce of New castle rightly said the price of wales is been criticised for being a patron of a 175-year-old homeopathy group, which supports medical professionals with alternative treatments. As this does not support the capitalistic agenda but the fact is many tries to establish disbelief in alternate treatment success.

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