Open Forum: June 29, 2019

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  1. JC

    Doc

    In the old days, young dudes in the trading room used to go for a long weekend of leg overs in Havana, via Montreal. They used to buy cosmetics at the drug store as the Sheilas didn’t want all US Dollars as there was not much to buy even with bucks.

    Did you take over cosmetics? 🙂
    The weather must be hellishly humid this time of year. Hope you have A/c.

  2. Atoms for Peace

    Any EV chargers at Binbee ? Can’t wait to see what sort of swampies end up as enviro shock and awe eco warriors!

  3. Lilliana

    We acknowledge that we live, meet and work on Aboriginal land
    and that sovereignty has never been ceded.

    I find theses statements annoying as there was, in my opinion, no sovereign state to cede in the first place. Just like the term “First Nations”. FFS the whole notion of a ‘nation’ came from ol’ whitey. I’ve noticed that the definition of nation is changing and becoming synonymous with tribe. Wonder who could be driving that – let me guess?

  4. Roger

    I find theses statements annoying as there was, in my opinion, no sovereign state to cede in the first place. Just like the term “First Nations”. FFS the whole notion of a ‘nation’ came from ol’ whitey. I’ve noticed that the definition of nation is changing and becoming synonymous with tribe. Wonder who could be driving that – let me guess?

    “The movement to recognise Aborigines in the Australian Constitution is not uplifting. It is not a survivor’s lament. It is a descendant’s gambit.”

    Gary Johns

  5. thefrollickingmole

    CIA has an “enigma” moment again.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-china-found-cia-spies-leak-2018-8?r=US&IR=T

    A firewall used by the CIA to communicate with its spies in China compromised their identities and contributed to their executions by the Chinese government, several current and former intelligence officials told Foreign Policy magazine in a report published Wednesday.

    In a two-year period starting in 2010, Chinese officials began accurately identifying spies working for the US.
    Chinese authorities rounded up the suspects and executed or imprisoned them before their handlers were able to determine what was going on.

    “You could tell the Chinese weren’t guessing,” one of the US officials said in the report. “The Ministry of State Security were always pulling in the right people.”

    Hubris

    This internet-based system, brought over from operations in the Middle East, was taken to China under the assumption that it could not be breached and made the CIA “invincible,” Foreign Policy reported.

    “It migrated to countries with sophisticated counterintelligence operations, like China,” an official said.

    “The attitude was that we’ve got this, we’re untouchable.”

    Nemesis

    About 30 spies were reportedly executed, though some intelligence officials told Foreign Policy that 30 was a low estimate.

    The US officials were reportedly “shell-shocked” by the speed and accuracy of Chinese counterintelligence, and rescue operations were organised to evacuate their sources.

    The last CIA case officer to meet with sources in China reportedly handed over large amounts of cash in hopes that it would help them escape, Foreign Policy said.

    The CIA has since been rebuilding its network in China, but the process has been an expensive and long endeavour, according to The New York Times, which in 2017 first reported on the suspected vulnerability and sources’ deaths.

    Would the US be any worse off if it didnt have the CIA?
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/970488.Legacy_of_Ashes

  6. DrBeauGan

    It’s quarter to nine and I’ve just thrown Maria out with taxi fare to get her home. She offered a massage of my twisted knee, but I fought her off.

    She is basically a nice kind girl, and not much like Australian girls in crucial respects, but a decent person . We plan to go to the beach with her little six year old girl, also called Maria. In a taxi.

    I enjoyed the evening a lot. Her English isn’t very good, but we got by. And the food was ok, and the bottle of prosecco went down nicely. I took her back to my place afterwards, and we talked and I smoked.

    I remember mentioning a muesli neighbour who played soccer in the garden with his little boy, and was told it was taqqiya and an attempt to look human. No doubt some of you will be assuring me that Maria is a nasty bitch who is planning my downfall. But I’ve met her and talked to her and you haven’t. I don’t know if she’s a prostitute. She may be. Since I’m not planning to having sex with her, it doesn’t matter. The question is, is she a nice kind girl, and my assessment is a provisional yes.
    We have exchanged email addresses.

    On the way to the restaurant, a lot of men took a close look at her, and quite a few women. She’s that sort of girl. She could be spectacular if she dressed properly instead of fashionably, with holes in her jeans.

    I liked her. I’m not very discriminating, I like most people. But apart from the fun you were having prophesying my doom, you’re a sad lot. Not much chance of adventure in your little lives.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Drudge going ever leftward:

    Meanwhile, Drudge is busy hyping global warming scare stories, as usual:
    FRANCE HOTTEST DAY IN HISTORY!
    MANURE EXPLODES IN SPAIN
    RED WARNING ITALY

    Ace responds:

    Why don’t you pour yourself a nice tall glass of dick and chill out, Susan.

  8. thefrollickingmole

    DrBeauGan

    We are having fun predicting your demise at the hands of organ leggers, at least leave us that.

    Have fun over there, possibly give the lady a bit of cash at the end as a “thank you” from the dodgy kneed gringo for providing company & showing you around.

  9. Woolfe

    Hey Doc lighten up, we’re having fun. Good luck to you, and you can get by with one kidney anyway.

    Speaking of that there are whole suburbs of fat old guys in Perth living with their 20/30 something year old Thai girlfriends. The new WA euthanasia laws should thin them out a bit and enrichen their girlfriends.

  10. DrBeauGan

    It’s quarter to nine and I’ve just thrown Maria out with taxi fare to get her home. She offered a massage of my twisted knee, but I fought her off.

    She is basically a nice kind girl, and not much like Australian girls in crucial respects, but a decent person . We plan to go to the beach with her little six year old girl, also called Maria. In a taxi.

    I enjoyed the evening a lot. Her English isn’t very good, but we got by. And the food was ok, and the bottle of prosecco went down nicely. I took her back to my place afterwards, and we talked and I smoked.

    I remember mentioning a muesli neighbour who played soccer in the garden with his little boy, and was told it was taqqiya and an attempt to look human. No doubt some of you will be assuring me that Maria is a nasty bitch who is planning my downfall. But I’ve met her and talked to her and you haven’t. I don’t know if she’s a prostitute. She may be. Since I’m not planning to having sex with her, it doesn’t matter. The question is, is she a nice kind girl, and my assessment is a provisional yes.
    We have exchanged email addresses.

    On the way to the restaurant, a lot of men took a close look at her, and quite a few women. She’s that sort of girl. She could be spectacular if she dressed properly instead of fashionably, with holes in her jeans.

    I liked her. I’m not very discriminating, I like most people. But apart from the fun you were having prophesying my doom, you’re a sad lot. Not much chance of adventure in your little lives. I wish I could post the picture of her I took in the restaurant. The blokes would be green with envy.

  11. DrBeauGan

    Yeah, Woolfe, i know you’re all basically envious of me. And if I’d posted the piccy I took of her in the restaurant, it would be a lot stronger. She’s gorgeous.

    I sent it to Spiky. I’ll let you know what she says.

  12. C.L.

    Matt Drudge went full Charles Johnson a few years ago.
    I think Twitter and Trump’s use of that medium rendered his lazy headline site obsolete.
    Nobody really cares what the lead at DRUDGE is nowadays.

  13. Woolfe

    Send it to Sink, he can post it and we can all droooooool!

  14. None

    Ok just looking at a rack of wine that hasn’t been touched in more years than is polite to mention. 1998 Vergelegen from Stellenbosch. I’ve been to the latter but I’ve never bought wine while overseas. How did this get in the house?

  15. Old School Conservative

    Woolfe
    #3068384, posted on July 2, 2019 at 11:56 am
    Speaking of that there are whole suburbs of fat old guys in Perth living with their 20/30 something year old Thai girlfriends

    How accurate!
    10 years ago an uncle was in exactly the same circumstances as you describe.
    The only difference was that the 30 y-o Thai girlfriend came with an additional bonus – her mother.
    Unfortunately for all involved, the uncle died in a car crash as he was driving from Perth to Sydney in order to sell all his assets and take the cash back to GF (and her mum!)

  16. None

    Good to see you’re still alive Beaugan. She may be just as curious about you as you are about her and you just break up the monotony of her existence. I have inadvertently stayed in some brothels in my travrls in and on a couple of occasions also came across prostitutes who were essentially sex slaves. Once they figured that I was safe all they wanted to do was tell me about their families and asked me about mine. Some of their pimps were pretty nasty types though. Stay safe.

  17. None

    I suggest you don’t post her picture on the internet.

  18. thefrollickingmole

    I didnt know this dirtbag was still on the loose.

    Good on the Indos for finally getting him.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/02/indonesian-police-arrest-suspected-leader-of-group-behind-bali-bombing
    Indonesian police say they have arrested the leader of Al Qaeda-linked extremist network Jemaah Islamiah (JI), which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people.

    Para Wijayanto was detained by counterterrorism police with his wife on Saturday at a hotel in Bekasi, a city on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, the national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said.

  19. Eyrie

    “lotocoti
    #3068296, posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Is there an exfil plan if our man in Havana is blown?”

    Send lawyers, guns and money. Warren Zevon had the plan.

  20. notafan

    KD nicely said

    No fool like an old fool

  21. Tom

    Biden’s fucked. CNN is really ragging on him.

    He sure is, JC. Before last week’s debate, his lead in opinion polls was unassailable. But Biden’s pissweak showing in the debate has been disastrous.

    Interestingly, Mad Bernie — 2016’s novelty candidate — is getting killed in the lemmings’ rush leftwards as well.

    The DNC’s candidate in 2020 will be one of the loony frightbats Harris or Warren, who have zero chance of winning. He won’t, but all Trump has to do in 2020 is shutup and say nothing and he’ll romp it in.

    The latest polling is explained here.

  22. notafan

    Oh wow soooo adventurous.

    I’ve hung out for a couple of days with someone I met by chance overseas, and we exchanged emails, but it was no third world ‘single mom’ who I had to pay for, for everything.

    Mine was a Catholic church going Filipina American lady, she was great fun too.

  23. DrBeauGan

    Don’t know you, but you must have that something special attracting the fair sex.

    It’s called “money”.

  24. chrisl

    While taking down a wall I found a time capsule with a copy of the Sun News Pictorial.On page 8 was a story by Bruce Wilson about the drought in Queensland.Dated 24 September 1970. According to the then Brisbane weather bureau chief , Queensland has a skew rainfall .As in skew whiff.
    If you have one 38 inch year,you must expect many years below average.That’s why there is an average.
    No mention of CO2 and Climate change hadn’t been invented yet.

  25. Mother Lode

    Sad but true. To read Drudge now is to be told precisely what the Democrats say – you can tell he is copying because the Democrats are forever shifting their attack from a failing one to one that is going to fail, and Drudge reports all the whipped up headlines like an orchestra following its conductor.

    Last week I had a look and that panel to the top left – it was more than half were forewarning of pending doom for Trump.

    Nothing happened. Just the Democrat talking points dutifully written up by the MSM and dutifully aggregated by Drudge.

    But who is Susan, she that should imbibe a voluminous drinking vessel of penisness?

  26. egg_

    Shirley, Maria will get a massage in before the trip is over?

  27. DrBeauGan

    Oh wow soooo adventurous.

    No it wasn’t, of course. But if you looked at the advice I was getting here, you’d have thought I was taking my life in my hands. Plenty have told me I was courting disaster.

  28. None

    Do we have an extradition plan for Beaugan? Should we bring a Channel 9 Crew?

  29. Leigh Lowe

    I am onto you BG.
    The whole Cuban adventure-romance has been typed from the buffet restaurant on the SS Incontinent en route to Vanuatu.

  30. None

    Bogan inviting a foreign woman up to your room is adventurous and in some countries really reckless.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Bwah, ha, ha.
    Sky advertising Laura Jayes and Peter Stefanovic as serious journalists.

  32. None

    Maria will probably hit you for her child’s entire school education tomorrow when you go to the beach.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    Ease up None.
    The riskiest thing BG will do on his holiday is have a plate of Carnival Cruises prawns.

  34. C.L.

    “It must be made clear that the exercise of my discretion in this matter is in no way intended to provide guidance on how to aid a suicide and avoid prosecution,” he said.

    Wink wink, nudge nudge.

    Assisted suicide charges dropped against Canberra man who helped end wife’s life.

  35. John Constantine

    The decline is mirrored by the foremost players in the game, Australia and China. Australia’s sheep numbers dropped from 170 million in 1990 to 72 million in 2017.

    The world’s largest sheep flock, in China, peaked at 152 million in 2005. Today it’s 110 million.

    Argentina is down from 26 million to 12 million and Uruguay from 24 million to 9 million.

    In the 1940s the United States had about 50 million sheep; today it has less than 6 million and declining

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/109115281/from-70-million-to-less-than-30-million-where-have-all-the-sheep-gone?fbclid=IwAR3pXagO4lXlVH-LSEC8chzcwiHp42uhlAXT8ZApFG6qtDnSebK4qEMtJQI

    On the global scene, there’s been environmental degradation of the marginal country sheep are run on, and the carrying capacity has dropped. This is happening, especially in China and Patagonia.

    And sheep aren’t easy to farm; they are susceptible to disease and stuff like fly-strike.

  36. Infidel Tiger

    It happened so subtly we barely noticed Catallaxy becoming a forum for seniors sex tourism.

  37. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3068414, posted on July 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Oh wow soooo adventurous.

    No it wasn’t, of course. But if you looked at the advice I was getting here, you’d have thought I was taking my life in my hands. Plenty have told me I was courting disaster.

    Semi serious it was Dr BG at least from my part, coming from anecdotal and personal experiences.

    But since it seems that you have gone all defensive here, I shall quit and resist commenting on this particular matter.

    Hope you are right in your judgement.

    Enjoy Cuba.

  38. None

    Come for the economics, stay for the seniors sex tourism. We need an update on Lizzie’s kitchen so we can resume normal broadcasting.

  39. None

    A man killing his wife, C.L.? Nothing to see here move along.

  40. Mark A

    None
    #3068430, posted on July 2, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Come for the economics, stay for the seniors sex tourism. We need an update on Lizzie’s kitchen so we can resume normal broadcasting.

    Yes?
    What about her perky bits? Never forget those.
    All the geriatrics are drooling.

  41. Mark A

    Lizzie, only funning again.

  42. C.L.

    New:

    Paul Joseph [email protected]

    Robberies up 65 per cent.

    Knife crime up 55 per cent.

    Rape up 45 per cent.

    Overpopulated, unaffordable, degenerate dystopia.

    Welcome to London!


  43. Leigh Lowe

    Be careful BG.
    Don’t lose your dentures over the rail of Carnival Spirit when you unload the dodgy prawn dinner.
    Senior Senor’s Insurance don’t cover dentures lost at sea.

  44. feelthebern

    Ease up None.
    The riskiest thing BG will do on his holiday is have a plate of Carnival Cruises prawns.

    I hope so.
    The power imbalance seems unsavoury at best.

  45. Some History

    Sponsors in line of fire over Folau sacking
    Rugby Australia is sweating after Israel Folau took it to court over his sacking. Legal experts say the headache doesn’t end there.

    Pressure is growing on the deep-pocketed sponsors of Rugby Australia, with legal experts saying the likes of Qantas could be dragged into a brand-damaging legal case with axed Wallaby fullback Israel Folau.
    Several lawyers have said Folau could go after sponsors for damages — in addition to his previous employer — if it can be proved that Rugby Australia’s big wigs only acted to remove the star due to pressure from them.

    RTWT
    https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/sponsors-in-line-of-fire-over-folau-sacking/news-story/fff0082ae8e7ea2756adb7e1f4173a2b

  46. Some History

    Scott Morrison was asked about the Israel Folau case on ABC’s 7.30
    When Leigh Sales put a hypothetical question to the PM, Scott Morrison refused to budge and be drawn into “extreme” examples.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/scott-morrison-was-asked-about-the-israel-folau-case-on-abcs-730/news-story/2ba5cb6791f7d9ca18ab9ae7d4f6729d

  47. Dr Faustus

    The Theatre of the Macabre considers tax cuts for Australia:

    Key crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie says her constituents want a tax cut, but she needs more information before deciding whether to support the government’s three-stage tax plan.

    “I’m sure Tasmania would love $10 billion dollars mate,” she said, before clarifying she was just kidding.

    Yes. Just kidding. More information.

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese is concerned stage three of the plan – estimated to cost $95 billion – will permanently reduce the amount of help the government is able to provide the public.

    Amount of help.
    Dear God.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    I’m starting to agree with you. Nobody could travel one up to a Third World country, start handing out cash and stuff to the nearest leetle girl, then somehow find a stunning woman with a heart of gold (and small child) and massive boyfriend, then go on dates paying for the lot, refuses massages then tees up further situations where more cash will be burnt because the trust is there now, and nobody wants anything at the end of the deal.

    Human nature must not exist in Kooba.

    I hope, as you say, he’s really playing shuffleboard and discussing the Earth’s curvature with the wheelchair-bound demented guy in the next cabin.

  49. Roger

    Amount of help. Dear God.

    His words or those of the AAP journalist with a BA (Communication) from Dawkins University?

  50. Dr Faustus

    The people supporting Israel Folau in his court battle with Rugby Australia

    Surprisingly their ABC plays that one fairly straight.
    The view from the top must be that there is a risk in characterising the 20,000 as bigotty bigots.

  51. mh

    A culo pic or it never happened.

  52. Beertruk

    None
    #3068417, posted on July 2, 2019 at 12:45 pm
    Do we have an extradition plan for Beaugan? Should we bring a Channel 9 Crew?

    Yair… Tara Brown and her 60 Minutes team should be good to to. go.

  53. Entropy

    The world’s largest sheep flock, in China, peaked at 152 million in 2005. Today it’s 110 million.

    I suspect most of them were really goats.

    True story, the head of the federal ag department’s wool and dairy branch had written his masters on the Chinese wool industry. Made a book of it.
    Years later he was with the Minister on a delegation to a China. The Minister was asking questions about China’s wool industry, and the official hauled out a book and suggested it was a good backgrounder. It was the ag Dept guy’s thesis!

  54. Mother Lode

    The view from the top must be that there is a risk in characterising the 20,000 as bigotty bigots.

    Not sure about that. They hate the bigotty bigots outright.

    Perhaps there has been a leak from the orifices of the Toxic Leprechaun that, if this damned thing is going to go on, then it must be ensured that the buck stops with the Vicar.

    Let he be the scapegoth.

  55. Tom

    Don’t listen to the Cat’s frightbats on the other side of the world, Beaugy. Wymmynses are trouble.

  56. Zippy:

    Europe has found a way of circumventing U.S. sanctions on Iran. The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have developed a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to enable European businesses to maintain non-dollar trade with Iran without breaking U.S. sanctions. That SPV, known as INSTEX, is now up and running.

    And now Trump has the perfect excuse to pull al the US troops out of Europe, put all the prepositioned equipment into the Balic states and Poland.
    Let the Euroweenies go back to killing each other and letting themselves be overrun with lunatic middle earthers.

  57. Percy Popinjay

    Amount of help

    I find this far more objectionable:

    stage three of the plan – estimated to cost $95 billion

    This is a signal example of the unrelenting idiocy and Orwellian dishonesty of the politico-meeja complex. Tax increases are “savings” and tax cuts are a “cost”.

  58. Dr Faustus

    His words or those of the AAP journalist with a BA (Communication) from Dawkins University?

    His words [unfortunately you need to swim through turds to get there]:

    On tax, Anthony Albanese told the caucus:

    “The government is trying to change the country, what they are trying to do with stage 3 is an attempt to permanently reduce the amount of help the government is able to give to people.”

    Albanese is shaping up in the Turnbull tradition as a Potentially Great Leader of the Opposition.

  59. Percy Popinjay

    The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have developed a special purpose vehicle (SPV)

  60. Dr Faustus

    Let he be the scapegoth.

    🙂

  61. Leigh Lowe

    I hope, as you say, he’s really playing shuffleboard and discussing the Earth’s curvature with the wheelchair-bound demented guy in the next cabin.

    … having stuck his walking stick in the spokes so he can’t escape.

  62. candy

    DrBeauGan sounds like one of those Ernest Hemmingway characters, travelling the world, masculine exploits, local girls to love, wines, cigars, quirky humour and all with s gammy leg.

  63. Herodotus

    Laura Jayes a serious journalist?
    Oh well, as JC would say, at least she’s easy on the eye.
    Shaded somewhat by that other one, Christy Coulcher.

  64. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    dbg the only spanish you’ll need to communicate with women in cuba is, guys are puta madre and girls are mamacita

  65. Mother Lode

    Let he be the scapegoth.

    Bugger.

    Should have been to let her…actually, maybe not.

  66. Beertruk

    Should have been to let her…actually, maybe not.

    ‘It.’

  67. Roger

    His words [unfortunately you need to swim through turds to get there]

    Dear God, indeed.

    He’s shaping up for the first fight of his tenure as Opposition leader with all the political nous and communication skills of Cameron Clyne.

    Here’s two multisyllabic words to ponder, Albo: electoral oblivion.

  68. Mother Lode

    The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have developed a special purpose vehicle (SPV)

    Global Warming is a special purpose vehicle, intended to drive all manner of absurd crushing and blood draining policies through.

  69. Dr Faustus

    Europe has found a way of circumventing U.S. sanctions on Iran. The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have developed a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to enable European businesses to maintain non-dollar trade with Iran without breaking U.S. sanctions. That SPV, known as INSTEX, is now up and running.

    Sort of.
    With typical European resolution they have stopped short of giving Trump the forks:

    However, the scope of INSTEX is initially confined to humanitarian goods such as medicine, medical devices and food, which aren’t directly targeted by US sanctions anyway.

    And, of course, the Iranians aren’t interested in any of that humanitarian trade stuff anyway:

    “It was a step forward, but it is still not enough and not meeting Iran’s expectations,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi…

    And got straight on with breaking the restriction on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium. Just enough to shake the Europeans down; just not quite enough to call down a US strike.

  70. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tucker Carlson asks how healthy is Un Phat Phuc. Couldn’t help but notice him at the DMZ and how much he has porked up. Must have gone from sinking his chops into four Chihuahuas a day to a couple of Great St Bernards.

  71. max

    Last night’s 4 Corners was well worth the watch. On the Iranian ‘general’ Qassem Suleimani and his developing a successful strategy against the little and big Satans. A clever bastard, but one in love with his own words. That this prick is allowed to get away with launching more than thirty drone and rocket attacks against Israel, as well as his constant barrage of threats and menace is outrageous.

  72. Dr Faustus

    CNN keeps its eyes firmly on the main enemy in the struggle with Iranian expansionism:

    Iran could benefit from terrorist proxies in a war with US

    “Unlike those linked to ISIS, Hezbollah operatives are highly trained and incredibly disciplined,” said Robert Baer, a retired CIA operations officer and CNN national security analyst. “You’re not going to find them getting caught up in the net of law enforcement by boasting online about wanting to conduct attacks.”

    Highly trained and incredibly disciplined, you say?
    More than a match for the CIA then.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    Clearly, somebody else’s fault.

    34 year old David Dowell ate a gecko as a joke at a party. Mr Dowell, btw is from Logan.

    Shortly after the lizardy treat he began to vomit green bile. His urine went black and he bloated so he lioked six months pregnant.

    His lungs filled with fluid. His nuts swelled to the size of grapefruit and leaked fluid. Unsurprisingly, he died during surgery.

    His sister Hannah said, ‘I want justice for David.’

    Accordingly, gecko season begins in Logan tonight.

    Can’t link from here. It’s in the Currant.

  74. DrBeauGan

    Osbel, my landlord, saw Maria and me out walking and thought we made a fine couple. He explained that if I wanted her to move in with me, we’d have to register it with the government.

    I said, good heavens no! What would Spiky think? Actually, she’d be amused, but fortunately Osbel doesn’t know that.

    I hope the same excuse works with Maria,cbut I have my doubts.

    I really don’t want a sexual relationship with anyone. Emotions get involved. The grit in the machine, as the master put it. Generally, it would be madness to get involved with anyone in Cuba. I’d like to keep it at the level of dinner and the beach and conversation. Finding out how another human being sees the world is interesting, getting all soppy isn’t. And the thought of shacking up with anyone makes my blood run cold.

  75. notafan

    KD

    they want Mater to give them a big bag of money

  76. Dr Faustus

    Can’t link from here. It’s in the Currant.

    FMD. It’s not a spoof.
    And so soon after poor Bomber died

    Justice for David.
    (Or at least a big envelope with enough notes for a cruise and a new Ford Ranger.)

  77. Dr Fred Lenin

    Dr Beau gan ,your inapproriate sexual apetite being splurged all over these pages is bringing all self appointed doctors reputations into disrepute ,its even worse than what folau has done to socialist rugby .
    You may behave in any immoral way you chose , but be discreet .

  78. mh

    We need to hear from the First Peoples about eating geckos.

  79. Geriatric Mayfly

    Terror plot…arrests…Western Sydney. Cannot see the connection for the life of me.

  80. Mark from Melbourne

    Well done, RBA.

    Another cut… you just keep pushing on that piece of string… “This time, we know it will work”.

    Morons.

  81. Mother Lode

    His sister Hannah said, ‘I want justice for David.’

    Pretty sure he just did – that just because you dicking around doesn’t mean everything you touch wants in on the joke. Look at that poor fellow, Florida Man.

    Still, if the geckos have any sense they will make their way to a site where someone is hoping to open a mine. There they could rest easy behind legislative, regulatory and injunctive forces on a scale that would baffle an astrophysicist.

  82. egg_

    socialist rugby

    That’s a keeper.
    Catictionary entry?
    Socialist [email protected] of any code, these days – Qwerty [email protected], Rainbow [email protected] &c.

  83. notafan

    Right wing extremists, like we were promised?

    No it is the usual suspects

    The 20-year-old Greenacre man is expected to be charged with one count of acts in preparation for a terrorist act and one count of engage in preparations for incursions into foreign countries for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities.

    Assistant Commissioner McCartney also added that the accused had made a “number of preparations” to travel to Afghanistan and fight for I slamic State.

    The Greenacre man and a 23-year-old from Toongabbie are expected to be charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation, namely I slamic State.

    Afghanistan is terror mecca, again

    Police smash alleged terror plot in multiple raids across Sydney

  84. egg_

    Rainbow [email protected] sounds apt – Mardi Gras outfit?
    Do chameleons have rainbow [email protected]?

  85. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes, Nota. Apparently it’s the hospital’s fault for not reviving this moron for another 30 years of idiocy.

    It’s like a crocodile victim’s family trying to sue Royal Darwin Hospital because their moron kin went swimming in a creek.

    Dickhead. His family aren’t any better by the sound.

    I left out the bit where the lizard eater’s sister wanted answers.

    Here’s the answer, toots: Your brother is dead because he ate a lizard, and therefore a monumental idiot. The human race is better off without him in it. The End.

  86. DrBeauGan

    Mh, Maria has a nice if generous culo. I walked up the stairs behind her in the restaurant, so I know whereof I speak. But you’re not getting any pix.

    CL would like her.

  87. Finding out how another human being sees the world is interesting, getting all soppy isn’t. And the thought of shacking up with anyone makes my blood run cold.

    “Shacking up”, as you put it, is entirely unnecessary.
    Try talking to Cuban males of your generation (assuming you’re a Boomer).
    They have a universal experience of military service, as it was compulsory for that generation of Cubans.
    It remains compulsory for males, and voluntary for females, although there are exemptions based on individual situations.
    The ex-soldiers I spoke to were frank and honest about their service, and most saw it as a pain in the arse.
    Some of them served in Angola. They’re treated no better by their government than ex-conscripts are here.
    Soldiers are, and almost always have been, political collateral.

  88. DrBeauGan

    I can see that IT and LL are consumed with envy. Understandably.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    If Beaugy thinks Osbel the landlord hasn’t met this chick 1000 times before and isn’t in on the giggle he’s really lost his mind.

    There’ll be a drink in this somewhere for him. ‘Yes, move in. You must register. You can pay me, I’ll grease the wheels with the gummint.’

  90. None

    Good grief numbers thinks that Beaugan is on a military recon mission instead of a holiday. In a competition between culo and conscript I think culo is going to win

  91. egg_

    Do chameleons have rainbow [email protected]?

    A pair of (hemi)penes, apparently – twice the fun!

  92. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I really don’t want a sexual relationship with anyone. Emotions get involved.

    amateur

  93. notafan

    People in third world communists dictatorships always speak frankly and freely to random gringo tourists!

  94. Ellie

    New Fred.

    He is kinda noice.

  95. Mother Lode

    Do chameleons have rainbow [email protected]?

    I remember buying rainbow balls from the tuck shop when I was a kid.

    God forgive us – we were so naive!

  96. thefrollickingmole

    Did numberwang seriously just segue from this..

    Finding out how another human being sees the world is interesting, getting all soppy isn’t. And the thought of shacking up with anyone makes my blood run cold.

    To this
    They’re treated no better by their government than ex-conscripts are here.

    Get help you weird old fossil

    You are mentally divergent.

    Numbers: I find myself on the planet Nam, part of an intellectual elite, preparing to subjugate the barbarian hordes on USA. But even though this is a totally convincing reality for me in every way, nevertheless Nam is actually a construct of my psyche. I am mentally divergent in that I am escaping certain unnamed realities that plague my life here. When I stop going there, I will be well. Are you also divergent, friend?

    1;13 in has numberwangs monologue.

  97. Val Majkus

    DrBeauGan sounds like one of those Ernest Hemmingway characters, travelling the world, masculine exploits, local girls to love, wines, cigars, quirky humour and all with s gammy leg.

    true … but will he marry? Hemingway made a virtue of it … his second wife is credited with saying

    I don’t mind

    Ernest falling in love,” Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, wrote of the literary giant, “but why does he always have to marry the girl when he does?”

  98. Top Ender

    Brief from Berlin #1

    Well, yesterday we walked the length of 1.3 kilometres of the part of the sections which have been left of the Berlin Wall. It went up on 13 August 1961, and divided the city for decades.

    The part we were at is known as the East Side Gallery, and it runs along the River Spree. The Wall section is now decorated with artistic tributes which some say were invited to commemorate the bringing down of the Wall at the end of the Cold War. Unfortunately, this part of Berlin seems to have not only graffiti on the Wall but all over the place. It was rare, looking out from the Metro windows, not too see some daub put up by an inspiring artist, or perhaps just a vandal.

    The temperature reached 39 degrees, but with low humidity, so not too bad. It was good however to stand in the shade of the Wall as we progressed. The Spree did not look too clean, but had very ugly houseboats progressing up and down, and a variety of commercial tourist boats, some of which advertised themselves as a hostel. The best bit of the art for me was a tribute to Pink Floyd’s album The Wall, which however was not written as part of Germany’s history, but about the walls people put around themselves. The marching cartoon hammers of the film featured in the tribute section.

    We had dinner in the Max and Moritz hotel: huge servings of pork and beef, with potatoes and of course sauerkraut. Excellent, and the surroundings of old metal staircases; huge moulded architraves, and paintings – some of which looked very old – helped bring some of the city’s past to life. We are staying however in a very modern apartment block, but it has a churchtower only 50 metres away which rises well above our building. Hopefully its bells will not be as impressive as its height.

    Having a foreign power build a wall down the middle of your capital would certainly concentrate the mind wonderfully on the differences between the communism of one side, and the capitalism of the other. We are checking out the Reichstag this morning for more impressions.

  99. Derp

    The desperate need to leap onto any conversation and tortuously steer it onto his pet topic… himself.
    More piteous even than happy clappers, vegans or cross-fitters.

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