Tuesday Forum: July 2, 2019

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  1. jupes

    I’ve had a gutfull of Australia.

    Might go live in Europe for a while.

  2. Rossini

    Waiting for she who must be obeyed!

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Afternoon, all.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Sayonara!
    I am off to Cooba!

  5. Speedbox

    Afternoon all. Made the team.

  6. Ellie

    Hello! Hope you’re feeling better, Carpe.

  7. Slim Cognito

    This might have been mentioned on the last thread but it deserves repeating. You can’t make this sh!t up. Merkel’s shakes are the result of… wait for it…. climate change.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/leader-of-germanys-green-party-apologises-after-linking-merkels-shaking-to-climate-change-a4179616.html

  8. feelthebern

    RBA cuts to 1% as per expectations.

  9. Speedbox

    I’ve had a gutfull of Australia. Might go live in Europe for a while.

    I wrote this a little while ago to somebody. Might as well share it on the Cat:

    Relocating overseas is not ‘just’ a question of which country is better. Every country, including Australia, is a compromise to some extent. You need to consider your current and future circumstances. For example (and in no particular order):

    Climate – what climates do you like (or not like)? (tropical; dry; mid latitude; high latitude)
    Locale – do you want to be near the beach, on the plains or in the mountains?
    Food – what are your favourite or preferred food types?
    Accommodation – city, large town, small village or isolated? Buy or rent?
    Financial – are you going to relocate your assets? (If so, local taxation may be a consideration).
    Cost of living – Will you be self-supporting or getting the pension (or part pension)?
    Lifestyle – what do you want to do? Relax, be active, be frenetic?
    Language – do you speak a second (relevant) language? Do you want to learn a new language?
    Work – are you wanting to work (at all)?
    Political – Can you express opinion (without being locked up)?
    Security/safety – What is your risk acceptance level?
    Health care– Are you in good health? Do you need regular doctor visits?
    Other infrastructure – Uninterruptable power/water, internet speed, public transport nearby (or not) etc.
    Entry – what are the entry conditions for residency?

    These are some of the questions that need answering before you are ready to pick your country/locality for relocation, but I can assure you there are plenty of countries that welcome ‘retiree residency’. Many of those offer excellent communities, lifestyle and modern facilities. Others are more ‘rustic’. You just need to find the one that suits you.

  10. Carpe Jugulum

    A bit better Ellie

  11. Roger

    I’ve had a gutfull of Australia. Might go live in Europe for a while.

    Ireland looks interesting.

    Soon be plenty of rustic farmhouses on the market.

    You’ll just have to promise to plant trees where sheep once safely grazed.

  12. Dr Fred Lenin

    Trumps walking onNK soil and taking Kim into SK is not important to the red media ,he is encouraging dictators ? Really ! more important tax cuts are going to rob the alp of OPM o oay wellfare to african and muslim illiterate peasants who will never work ,rip the taxpayers off but faithfully vote alp . Her are some really bad bastards in our country these days ,absolute scum .

  13. Mother Lode

    Moderated on the previous thread so, mutatis mutandis:

    Do chameleons have rainbow [email protected]?

    I remember buying rainbow [email protected] from the tuck shop when I was a kid.

    God forgive us – we were so naive!

  14. wivenhoe

    Firsty!

    Almost Tom.

  15. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    what’s everyone doing on this fred anyways?

  16. mh

    In 2008 the RBA slashed rates to “emergency lows”.

    11 years later the RBA believes the silver bullet is cutting interest rates to a record low 1 percent.

  17. what’s everyone doing on this fred anyways?

    Nuffin.
    Everyone seems happy the progress being made by our betters.
    e.g.
    Destroying the electrickery grid.
    Getting rid on industry.
    Importing goat herders.
    24 x 7 surveillance

    15:15 and all is not well.

  18. egg_

    Merkel’s shakes are the result of… wait for it…. climate change.

    Leftism is an illness – isn’t she from a Right Wing party, kowtowing to the EuroGreenies?

  19. egg_

    Stealth First!
    /Chameleon Lizard shapeshifting person

  20. Herodotus

    NRMA:
    “In 2018, alcohol related crashes caused 68 deaths on NSW roads. To save lives, the NSW Government has passed tough new drink driving laws. Now, anyone caught driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 or higher faces an immediate, three-month licence suspension. ”
    I started driving in 1970, and for quite a few years after that there were no blood tests where I lived, and I was always having a drink here and there, or three! There must have been plenty of times when I was over 0.05, but never had a bingle, so no “alcohol related crashes”. But now, if someone runs into me and it’s their bad driving, and I’m over 0.05, I’m gonski.
    Revelation: I live in Sydney and agree that drinking and driving here is a very bad idea. The roads are so chaotic that driving at all is inherently risky.
    But Australia is a big country and there are plenty of areas where being a competent driver over 0.05 isn’t going to be a problem.
    So what do we do? Given the high price of taxis you might as well stay in a nearby motel if you’re going to an evening event where booze is part of the scene.
    We no longer go to restaurants at all. Just as well we like our own cooking and have a modest wine cellar. I’d love to go to some of those interesting Quadrant dinners, but the entire cost of the assorted logistics is too much.
    There are a great many evening events, some musical, that are passed by because living in Sydney and organising transport make it too hard or too expensive.
    A gutful of Australia? No need to move to another country. Perhaps just to the country.

  21. Some History

    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.

    https://imgur.com/CgdZ7rD

  22. BrettW

    “2GB and Chris Smith today announce that they have agreed to end their working relationship. Smith will attend a pre-planned overseas trip for three weeks commencing tomorrow and following the trip, Chris will leave 2GB on 31 July 2019.

    Neither 2GB nor Chris Smith will be making any further comment on the matter. We wish Chris well in his future endeavours”.

    Seems he did not want to switch to evenings and swop with Price. Somewhere I saw mention he was on $300,000 year but Hadley now on $4m (previously $2.7m). Smith a bargain compared to Hadley.

  23. thefrollickingmole

    Reminder, the private is angry…
    Old fred.

    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?

    numberwangs monologue.

  24. mh

    Dr Lowe said there were some tentative signs that house prices in Sydney and Melbourne had stabilised, pointing out that mortgage rates were now at record lows.

    But he gave no signs that this was the last cut by the RBA in this current cycle.

    “Today’s decision to lower the cash rate will help make further inroads into the spare capacity in the economy,” he said.

  25. Perhaps just to the country.

    Try a country town with a choiceof 5 or 6 exit roads from the pub.
    The single local copper can only cover one of them.

  26. John Constantine

    Once tap and go cards replace cash, maybe with a biometric reader to prove ID and allow all purchases to be tappable:

    Hello negative interest rates.

    You must pay the bank a fee for the money in your zero interest tap and go account.

    The increase in spending as painless tapping replaces giving up your physical cash should have been a one off boost, as people that thought that way loosened their tap-purse strings.

  27. Mater

    From the ABC article linked to on the old thread:

    Mr Kellahan claims some Muslims, atheists, and even gay people have contacted him to say they donated to the fund, not because they agree with Folau “but because they’re more concerned about the silencing”. The ABC has not sighted these messages.

    In other words: ‘Until we physically see these actual messages and check their bonfides, it’s pure hearsay…and frankly, we think it’s bullshit!’.

    But the majority of donations were made by Christians, many of them frustrated by accusations of homophobia and bigotry.

    In other words: ‘Here’s a bit of speculation, delivered as fact, that we’re happy to indulge in, mainly ‘cause it fits our agenda. We really have no idea who donated, but…meh!’.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Reminder, the private is angry…

    The private had a perfectly legal and legitimate option to being conscripted. He chose not to exercise that option. It’s all on Page 45 of Mark Dapin’s book “Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History.”

  29. None

    John Constantine. I always thought super low interest rates were actually bad for the economy – say once you’re starting to get to 1.5% and below and especially if you hit 0. Would any working economists care to comment?

  30. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I’ve had a gutfull of Australia.

    I’m not surprised. The ATO’s latest nonsense is just getting ridiculous.

  31. Today’s religion of pieces news….

    “The 23-year-old from Toongabbie was allegedly “prominent in the global online extremist community”.

    “There are still those people in the community who wish to do us harm,” Mr McCartney said.

    “They wish to do the community of Australia harm. I want to say (however) they don’t represent the Islaaaaaamiiiiiiic faith.” Tuesday’s raids were conducted in Canada Bay, Chester Hill, Greenacre, Green Valley, Ingleburn and Toongabbie.”

    Hmmm…if they don’t represent the Islaaaaaaaaaaaaamiiiiiiiiiiic faith…..I wonder what faith they do represent….damned Christians, extremist Joooooos, horrible Hindus, boring Buddhists, strange Scientologists…..can anyone guess?

  32. Dr Faustus

    Australia is leading the world in seabird safety, but it could mean more imported fish

    As of July 1, trawlers operating south of the 39th parallel in Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria have been banned from processing their catch on deck and throwing the remains overboard while their fishing gear is in the water.

    Simon Boag, the chief executive of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA), said the new measure could reduce productivity by as much as 40 per cent.

    “No-one in the world has ever tried this just because operationally it’s so difficult,” Mr Boag said.

    But Dr Barry Baker, environmental consultant, explains:

    “Preventing offal discharge when gear is in the water is the most effective way of minimising seabird bycatch in trawl fisheries and is a proven mitigation measure,” Dr Baker said.

    “I would hope that it will be extended to all fishing in all areas, and not just to those considered to be high risk.”

    Get ready for a stream of delicious frozen, farmed Jian carp fillets, fed on nutritious human excrement and processed by tubercular grannies.

  33. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    None

    This is very instructive. I think Richard C.B. Johnsson’s writing and analysis is very good.

    You should note that the US stimulus in 2009 actually depressed prices (the aim is to “create inflation to clear sticky markets”).

    https://mises.org/library/liquidity-trap-myth

  34. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Simon Boag, the chief executive of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA), said the new measure could reduce productivity by as much as 40 per cent.

    ‘straya, maaate.

  35. John Constantine

    Rewilding is for the oceans as well.

    The Clearances of the fishermen will be a thing, all too soon.

  36. nb

    I can’t find Rafe Champion’s recent post Madness of The University of Melbourne.
    Is it still available?

  37. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Already happened somewhat in NSW, John.

  38. johanna

    Preventing offal discharge when gear is in the water is the most effective way of minimising seabird bycatch in trawl fisheries and is a proven mitigation measure,” Dr Baker said.

    FFS, the ‘seabirds’ referred to are almost all those rats of the air, silver gulls, aka seagulls. They are about as endangered as cockroaches.

    Morons. Which wouldn’t matter, except that they want to destroy the local fishing industry. They are partitioning off more and more territory from trawlers because da environment, now this.

    They will not rest until we are living on lentils and artificial pseudo meat.

  39. 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.

  40. BrettW

    Nominations for new 2GB host to replace Chris Smith.

    Just imagine the exploding heads if they went with Sam Newman !

  41. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I nominate a panel, JC, Stimpy and IT.

    Imagine the ratings. To the moon, Alice! POW!

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Simon Boag, the chief executive of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA), said the new measure could reduce productivity by as much as 40 per cent.

    See, two years ago, the greenie concern trolls wanted super-trawlers banned because ‘vironment and the viability of local fishermen.
    Now, no such concern.

  43. Dr Faustus

    The Clearances of the fishermen will be a thing, all too soon.

    Let them code apps.

  44. Speedbox

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3068548, posted on July 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    One of the men charged over the Sydney Isaak el Matari who is pictured in the news. From his photo, he doesn’t look like a typical Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu etc. He DOES look like a M…….

  45. Candy

    1% interest rates. Troubling times in my opinion. Economists and RBA must know best. Seems deflating, but.

  46. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    He is a follower of Manichaeism. We get it!

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    Australia is leading the world in seabird safety

    Excellent. So we will now dynamite every wind turbine within 10 km of the coast then!
    How can we not? To do anything less would be hypocritical.
    Wouldn’t it?
    Our government would never be hypocritical.

  48. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    A follower of Mandaeism.

  49. None:

    John Constantine. I always thought super low interest rates were actually bad for the economy – say once you’re starting to get to 1.5% and below and especially if you hit 0. Would any working economists care to comment?

    Me too.
    It just seems bizarre to want to save, but it costs you money.

  50. thefrollickingmole

    As of July 1, trawlers operating south of the 39th parallel in Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria have been banned from processing their catch on deck and throwing the remains overboard while their fishing gear is in the water.

    I worked mainly scallop trawlers through some of my youth, long enough to get a proper coxswains ticket out of it.
    Most of the time shucking scallops on the deck and throwing the guts over the side., if we were between shots the nets in the water.
    Never, ever, not even once saw a gull or any other bird in the nets.

    This is just weird.

  51. Zippy:

    crack open the import spigots
    RBA cuts cash rate to new record low of 1 per cent

    I have this peculiar feeling that they haven’t got a clue as to what to do – despite there being very good lessons on how to free up an economy coming from the US.
    It’s as if they realise what is needed, but their egos won’t allow them to do it because someone else thought of it first.

  52. Caveman

    You win an election and the losers take control. Scomo should double down and give a blanket 25% tax rate.,like now.

  53. thefrollickingmole

    No wonder the private is angry..

    Reading wars rage again as Australian Government pushes to introduce phonics test

    The story includes an opening line Dickens couldnt have made up.

    Kylie Mackie was worried about her daughter’s reading from when Jorja was five years old.


    Hmm which of these sounds more like a sytemic learning as opposed to “pull it out my ares-ing”

    On one side of the debate are advocates of phonics who favour teaching reading by starting with breaking down combinations of letters into the sounds they represent. This, they argue, enables children to read unfamiliar words.

    On the opposing side are educators who favour the ‘whole language’ approach, which holds that learning to read is like learning to speak and students immersed in literature can learn to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words from their context.


    I think I have a raging clue as to where some of the rot has set in.

    The nation’s most powerful teachers’ union — the NSW Teachers Federation — opposes teachers being pressured into teaching reading in a particular way. Professor Ewing agrees.

    “All children are different and will come to reading in their own way, and it’s up to the teacher to provide a repertoire of different strategies,” she said.

    Her concern with the phonics check is that the 40 words are presented without context and therefore lose meaning

    Ie: The words cant be read…..

  54. ArthurB

    Sydney University’s edict about not offending Aborigines has been noticed overseas.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/science-denialism-down-under/

  55. Get help you weird old fossil
    You are mentally divergent.

    I’m a bloody sight saner than most who post here, who blame all the world’s ills on the Debi-debil “Leftism” (whatever that is).
    It matters not whether the issue is SSM, high energy prices, the divorce rate, cancer, cockroach infestations, the dog barking next door, the flu epidemic, halitosis, or Elvis’ demise, sooner or later the blame is always sheeted home to the “Leftards”.
    Hilarious…..

  56. notafan

    The court dossier said Mr Matari had told interrogators he had been encouraged to join IS in Syria by Sydney man Adnan Baradaaji, who is the head of Australian charity Dar Al Quran Wa Sunnah

    He’s just a sweet innocent boy

  57. notafan

    Also makes stuff up

    silly old goat

  58. Fred

    Is Jorja the feminine form of Jorj? As in King Jorj or Saint Jorj.

  59. johanna

    Her concern with the phonics check is that the 40 words are presented without context and therefore lose meaning

    So, ‘cat’ and ‘dog’ need context, or they lose meaning?

    I learned to read partly at home at partly with the Phonic Primer, an orange coloured book used in kindergarten in NSW in the early 1960s. You got the word ‘dog’ with a picture of a dog.

    It worked pretty well.

  60. Tel

    I’m a bloody sight saner than most who post here, who blame all the world’s ills on the Debi-debil “Leftism” (whatever that is).

    Link to any examples?

  61. Empire 5:5

    Nobody ever blamed Marx for The King’s early departure. Keep it real Bobby.

  62. nb

    RBA cuts cash rate to new record low of 1 per cent

    As of July 1, trawlers operating south of the 39th parallel in Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria have been banned from processing their catch on deck and throwing the remains overboard while their fishing gear is in the water.

    I really can’t see why, if we have enough regulations, we cannot force economic activity and growth.
    😉

  63. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    the blame is always sheeted home to the “Leftards”.

    Usually true.

    Leftards have systemically tried to shut down primary production and sanitation in Australia since the 1980s at least.

    Absurd forestry & fishing regulations. Nonsensical bans on landfill and burning off, but “safe limits” for crap that ought to be incinerated.

  64. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    So, ‘cat’ and ‘dog’ need context, or they lose meaning?

    With context, they’d include Daly Cherry Evans and Brent Tate!

  65. Old School Conservative

    How do “they” monitor the chucking overboard of remains?

    On-board inspectors? Satellite tracking? Permanent video surveillance?
    “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “Before the year is out.”

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    You got the word ‘dog’ with a picture of a dog.

    Becomes harder these days once they get as far as ‘boy’ and ‘girl’.

  67. Natural Instinct

    June the RBA said:
    The central scenario remains for the Australian economy to grow by around 2¾ per cent in 2019 and 2020.
    July the RBA said:
    Over the year to the March quarter, the Australian economy grew at a below-trend 1.8 per cent.

    How is that Budget going Josh?

  68. Leigh Lowe

    The court dossier said Mr Matari had told interrogators he had been encouraged to join IS in Syria by Sydney man Adnan Baradaaji, who is the head of Australian charity Dar Al Quran Wa Sunnah

    But, hey, let’s investigate the Australian Christian Lobby.

  69. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chill out time

  70. Fred

    Dar Al Quran Wa Sunnah seems like a great charity.

    https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/cea2bc50ce0f7a0521be71f2e64e4eb8

    Not only encourages people to join IS, it only donates 53% of its income. And it spends 20% of its income on “other”.

    Not dodgy at all!

  71. No wonder the private is angry..
    Reading wars rage again as Australian Government pushes to introduce phonics test

    Why would I?
    Back when I was a classroom teacher, I used phonics daily.
    From memory, the scheme we used was Jolly Phonics, an evidence based approach that is still in use.
    It works with most kids, usually in combination with the whole word approach.
    But once kids have learned to decode print, they don’t need phonics.
    Try teaching phonics to non-verbal deaf kids, by the way.
    And totally blind kids (Braillers) can use the Ready For Phonics programme initially, but progress through to whole word once fluent.

    This ratbaggery about branding teachers as “anti-phonics” is typical of the insanity displayed on this site as referred to upthread. Teachers use phonics in conjunction with a whole range of strategies, but take exception to being told that only one method is politically correct by pollies with an axe to grind.

    I am labelled “anti-phonics” for no reason other than I am an ex teacher.
    Some very crazy people post here.

  72. thefrollickingmole

    How do “they” monitor the chucking overboard of remains?

    On-board inspectors? Satellite tracking? Permanent video surveillance?

    Yes.
    Abolutely.

    In Stasistralia you must be tracked and filmed for compliance comrade.

    What is electronic monitoring
    Electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) is a system of video cameras and sensors capable of monitoring and recording fishing activities, which can be reviewed later to verify what fishers report in their fishing logbooks.

    These systems are now compulsory for most commercial fishing boats in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery, the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery and the Gillnet, Hook and Trap fishery.

    Electronic monitoring also:

    helps AFMA to verify that fishers accurately report the amount and type of fish they catch
    allows AFMA to verify that fishers report all interactions they may have with threatened, endangered and protected species
    saves the fishing industry money, as on-board observers are not required for boats that have e-monitoring systems.

    But see big brother loves you, hes only surveilling you so you dont have to have an on board Blockwart to pay for as well.

  73. thefrollickingmole

    How it works
    Typically, an e-monitoring system includes several key components: three or more video cameras, a hydraulic gear sensor, a drum sensor, a GPS receiver, satellite communications and a control centre. Sensors on the drum and the vessel’s hydraulics trigger the video cameras to record both the gear being set and hauled. This fishing information is stored on the system’s hard drive for detailed analysis. Some information such as vessel location is transmitted to AFMA for real-time monitoring

  74. None

    I’m a bloody sight saner than most who post here,

    And yet here you are again, numbers, among the predominantly insane. You just can’t stay away. What did your potty mouth son call us? Fuckwits. So numbers junior, your father’s a fuckwit too.

    who blame all the world’s ills on the Debi-debil “Leftism” (whatever that is).

    Hey numbers, you fuckwit, we’re still waiting for a picture or description of that “ATSIC flag” that was in your church and your explanation of which nation or people it represents.

  75. thefrollickingmole

    Angry private fails reading comprehension

    This ratbaggery about branding teachers as “anti-phonics” is typical of the insanity displayed on this site as referred to upthread

    So the lady in the ABC report was lying?

    The figures for Australian kids literacy (apparently starting to improve now) havent fallen?

    Also: Try teaching phonics to non-verbal deaf kids, by the way.

    That would have been me aged 5.
    Phonics worked well though extremely prone to mispronouncing sounds for a long time.

  76. johanna

    Stuff chilling out.

    For those who missed the morning shift, I must share this recent discovery.

    Oyez! Oyez! I bring tidings of great joy to fans of hard core crime shows like The Sopranos.

    I have discovered on youtube a gem called Smith.

    Nope, me neither. It was made in 2006, only seven episodes made and only four ever broadcast, for reasons that remain mysterious. But they are all at this link.

    Starring the brilliant Ray Liotta and, amazingly, our own Simon Baker as a very convincing pyschopath, it follows the exploits of a gang of not very nice crims who specialise in complicated and lucrative heists.

    Plenty of action, brilliant script and acting, the best thing of its genre I’ve seen since the late lamented Tony S. and pals.

    Enjoy!

  77. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Typically, an e-monitoring system includes several key components: three or more video cameras, a hydraulic gear sensor, a drum sensor, a GPS receiver, satellite communications and a control centre. Sensors on the drum and the vessel’s hydraulics trigger the video cameras to record both the gear being set and hauled. This fishing information is stored on the system’s hard drive for detailed analysis. Some information such as vessel location is transmitted to AFMA for real-time monitoring

    A nation of potatoes sucking down sweet corn led by tide pod eaters.

    I’M ASHAMED!, as the luvvies say.

  78. egg_

    Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s”

    Dreaming of a White Christmas?

    Bing would be chuffed!

  79. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Stuff chilling out.

    now now young lady you’ll give yourself a coronary

  80. Old School Conservative

    Geeze frolicking, you know how to depress a bloke.

    Just as well numbers is now here to give me a larf.

  81. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Welp

    I thought Kingpin was way better than Las Vegas, but “network TV execs” knew better than me other high-end crime show aficionados.

  82. So, ‘cat’ and ‘dog’ need context, or they lose meaning?

    It’s a bit more complicated than that.
    When I was teaching kids with cerebral palsy in 1971, a bloke with a performing dog came to the school and entertained the kids.
    I had a couple of kids in my group who were literate enough to write sentences.
    I asked them if they would like to write something about the performance, as they obviously thoroughly enjoyed it.
    One little bloke used a head pointer with which he would laboriously hit the keys on an electric typewriter until he had produced copy.
    He worked hard at his sentence and was very proud of it.
    It read –
    The nam and god did tricks.
    The meaning was clear, but he had a problem with reversals, not unusual in kids with brain damage.
    He went on to read and write fluently and after leaving school scored a job in the ATO.
    He was much better with numbers than letters.

  83. CameronH

    1735099,
    Actually, SSM, high energy prices, and the divorce rate are all associated with left wing policies and ideology. I have never seen anybody blame any of those other issues on Leftism but, I am sure if they keep applying their stupidity as they have in the past they may just achieve some results.

  84. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The meaning was clear, but he had a problem with reversals, not unusual in kids with brain damage.
    He went on to read and write fluently and after leaving school scored a job in the ATO.

    Good lord pal, you’re just baiting us now.

    Soon you’ll be showing us your scars when the USS Indianapolis was hit.

    More chum, Chief. 25 foot, and 3 tons of ’em.

  85. thefrollickingmole

    Its pathological…

    The nam and god did tricks.

  86. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Smith has Virginia Madsen (Princess Irulan) as Liotta (Stevens’) wife.

    IMO, that was enough to keep it going for longer.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Scott Morrison urged to pull rank over Monash military honour

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    Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has called on Scott Morrison to break with tradition by posthumously appointing John Monash to the highest army honour of field marshal.

    As David Hurley was yesterday sworn in as Governor-­General, and ultimate decision-maker on military honours, former Nationals leader Mr Fischer urged the Prime Minister to support the push to elevate the status of the Australian military legend who features on the $100 note.

    “Swearing in a new governor-general and commander in chief today creates the opportunity for the Prime Minister and parliament to reconsider promoting Sir John Monash to field marshal,” he said.

    While he noted the decision would ultimately reside with General Hurley, Mr Fischer said “ultimately the Prime Minister and others have sway”.

    The Australian approached the Prime Minister’s officer for ­comment.

    Liberal deputy leader Josh Frydenberg has previously expressed support for the push, in 2016 saying that “such an act by the PM … will not change history but complete it, preserving a proper place for this outstanding general and citizen of Australia”.

    Mr Fischer, who has led the campaign to promote Mon­ash since 2013, said he felt let down by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s about-face on the issue when he announced at the opening of the Sir John Mon­ash centre at Villers-Bretonneux last year — where Mon­ash famously commanded troops — that his promotion would be given.

    From the Oz.

  88. thefrollickingmole

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    Old School Conservative

    File under “Man Who Thought He’d Lost All Hope Loses Last Additional Bit Of Hope He Didn’t Even Know He Still Had“…

    The sad bit is even all those years ago (30) we thought we were joking when we talked about fisheries putting inspectors on boats and cameras.

    As it was we used to get them boarding like the pirate accountants in “the meaning of life”.
    Youd be trawling for an hour in the dark and theyd spin up at a million miles an hour in a zodiac and board the boat (with nets & lines in the water) and order the gear winched up to inspect we werent using the wrong sized net mesh.
    Never mind they could have just sat waiting at the end of the run and done it then, changing out nets would take hours if they were worried we would switch them.

    I remember one bloke cracking a fat because he measured some wrong sized net mesh, only problem for him was it was old net being used as the “chafer” so just a skirt of net on the bottom to protect the actual net from rubbing on the sea floor.

  89. egg_

    Smith has Virginia Madsen (Princess Irulan) as Liotta (Stevens’) wife.

    IMO, that was enough to keep it going for longer.

    Amy Smart in ep 1 part 2.

  90. zyconoclast

    Subsidy upon subsidy

    Carbon price ‘useful’ as sugar industry struggles to diversify and value-add

    Stagnant domestic production and a slump in global raw sugar prices require serious action to combat future declines in the $2 billion sugar industry, a report has found.

    Policy reform needed
    Australian Sugar Milling Council director of trade and economics David Rynne said expanding electricity production from the mills would require guarantees on energy policy.

    Presently, 487 megawatts of electricity generation capacity are produced by Australian mills during the crushing months in the second half of the calendar year.

    “You’re only going to invest say $100 million in a cogeneration facility or an ethanol plant if it returns a profit. We’ve got problems around certainty of energy policy,” Mr Rynne said.

    With low-cost solar pumping power into electricity grids during the day, Mr Rynne said a carbon price would enable generators of renewable biomass energy to compete with fossil fuels.

    “A carbon price would be useful for us,” Mr Rynne said.

    “In that peak period from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, a carbon price would obviously improve our competitiveness.”

  91. egg_

    Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s”

    Did The Dreaming foretell white colonisation?

  92. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I remember one bloke cracking a fat because he measured some wrong sized net mesh, only problem for him was it was old net being used as the “chafer” so just a skirt of net on the bottom to protect the actual net from rubbing on the sea floor.

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3068628, posted on July 2, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    The meaning was clear, but he had a problem with reversals, not unusual in kids with brain damage.
    He went on to read and write fluently and after leaving school scored a job in the ATO.

    Good lord pal, you’re just baiting us now.

    Soon you’ll be showing us your scars when the USS Indianapolis was hit.

    More chum, Chief. 25 foot, and 3 tons of ’em.

    Someone on this blog doesn’t come here for the fishing!

  93. Ellie

    Thank you, Zippy (4:57pm). Listening with my headphones on, on my way home from work. Much needed. Cheers.

  94. TFM:

    Most of the time shucking scallops on the deck and throwing the guts over the side., if we were between shots the nets in the water.
    Never, ever, not even once saw a gull or any other bird in the nets.

    Ooohh! Yukky!
    The Left can create their own mental version of fishing and there are gulls by the million, dolphins by the Billions, and Trillions of poor innocent shrimp being murdered just so you can chuck your guts over the side.
    Will no one think of the crustaceans?

  95. thefrollickingmole

    would enable generators of renewable biomass energy

    Or as its otherwise known, burning shit….

  96. None

    Hurley’ss gong to be an interfering G-G who will politicise the office and that’s not a good thing.

  97. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Irulan, Amy Smart…surfing?

    The correct term is Babes, sir.

  98. Oh come on

    Link via Insty:

    Hunter Biden began dating his brother’s widow while recovering from a week spent buying crack from a homeless encampment in Los Angeles

    Knew about Biden Jnr boning his freshly buried brother’s widow, but not about his crack habit. WTF??

    Why on earth is Biden running for prez? The guy has liability written all over him.

  99. johanna

    The meaning was clear, but he had a problem with reversals, not unusual in kids with brain damage.
    He went on to read and write fluently and after leaving school scored a job in the ATO.

    You wanker.

    Denis Richardson, who held numerous senior posts in the APS, including in PM&C, Immigration and head of ASIO was the son of a railway worker and did all his qualifications at night school after leaving school early to go to work.

    He was dyslexic, only mildly, but enough to be a significant barrier to getting ahead in a world of written words. So he developed a phenomenal memory, would painfully read stuff and then never have to look at it again.

    People with drive compensate and get ahead, others whinge and demand extra allowances and financial benefits.

    PS – egg – that is a classic scene. My respect for Simon Baker as an actor increased dramatically after I watched this show.

  100. Steve trickler

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3068631, posted on July 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    A follow on.



  101. Linden

    The trick to moving to quite country is to befriend to the local copper and spend time drinking with him LOL

  102. Oh come on

    How will Biden’s son survive the scrutiny he’ll fall under if the old man wins the Dem nomination? His personal life is a horror show, and the China connection has barely begun to be probed.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Hard-Left Site ThinkProgress Is Up For Sale Thanks To A Loss Of Millions Of Dollars
    According to the Daily Beast the house that the Center for American Progress built is up for sale due to what is being described as “severe financial strains during the Trump era”

  104. Mark M

    CBD Melbourne: Simon Holmes a Court keeps up energy levels at IPA

    “Nine months ago prominent renewable energy investor and activist Simon Holmes a Court made the surprising admission that he had joined conservative think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.

    The son of late West Australian mining squillionaire Robert Holmes a Court, he usually employs Twitter when he wants to make a point or troll conservative MPs.

    (also to doxx people he doesn’t agree with, much to twitter’s approval)

    Indeed, he was among partygoers at the IPA’s lavish 75th-anniversary bonanza at Crown’s Palladium in December, trying to bend the ear of conservative types in the room, who included Albrechtsen, Spectator Australia’s Brendan O’Neill and Cities Minister Alan Tudge.

    His calls for higher subsidies for renewable energy projects were not received with much enthusiasm, according to some attendees.”

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/cbd-melbourne-simon-holmes-a-court-keeps-up-energy-levels-at-ipa-20190701-p5233v.html

    The IPA should look to make fun of this slimy green doomsday grifter.

    Like the Terminator:

    Schwarzenegger to CNN’s Axelrod: Environmentalists doing a terrible job selling [failed doomsday global warming] concerns

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/414752-schwarzenegger-to-cnns-axelrod-environmentalists-doing-a-terrible-job-selling

  105. Notafan

    If we’re going to teach ‘dreaming’ as a start date for aboriginal habitation of this continent why can’t we have creationism taught in schools as well , it’s in book form and everything.

  106. nb

    Nice interview, wholesome for Cats:
    Scottish Liberty Podcast.
    Adam Smith – The Theory of Moral Sentiments with Jeffrey Tucker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5wMl_XT3cE
    At 33:40 Tucker reports on a socialist who declares we need more poverty.
    Couple this with Rafe Champion’s post Madness of The University of Melbourne (except Rafe’s post seems to have disappeared). If memory serves Rafe reported recent proposals of the left (particularly at Unimelb) for a distressed peasantry.

  107. bespoke

    Has Sinc uncuffed areff yet?

  108. cohenite

    Malcolm Roberts with another amusing prediction by the alarmists in 1989 when the UN predicts whole nations will be wiped out by rising sea levels in 2000.

  109. Eyrie

    Speedbox
    #3068489, posted on July 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    “These are some of the questions that need answering before you are ready to pick your country/locality for relocation, but I can assure you there are plenty of countries that welcome ‘retiree residency’. Many of those offer excellent communities, lifestyle and modern facilities. Others are more ‘rustic’. You just need to find the one that suits you.”

    Names please, Speedbox.

  110. nb

    Oh come on, 5:48 pm, says:
    How will Biden’s son survive the scrutiny he’ll fall under if the old man wins the Dem nomination? His personal life is a horror show, and the China connection has barely begun to be probed.
    Ukraine fun and games for Biden Jr. too.

  111. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Cats go tourin’ culturally diverse places looking for a haven of liberty.

  112. dopey

    SBS 9.30
    “Artist Laura Dodsworth photographs the vulvas of 100 British women, interviewing 18 of them.”
    Does she interview the women too ?

  113. cohenite

    Speaking of talking vulvas there was this:

  114. jo

    Don’t care for tennis but loved seeing venus williams beaten by 15 year old.

  115. zyconoclast

    SLAVE REGISTERS FROM LONDON Name The Slaves Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Owned

    Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris is descended from Irish slave owner Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in Jamaica, who recruited massive numbers of Irish migrants to Jamaica to work on his sugar plantations after the British empire abolished slavery.

    [Nearly 90 names are listed in the story]

  116. zyconoclast

    I don’t know which is more strange. Destroying the mural or the cost.

    The San Francisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday to destroy a controversial school mural featuring slaves and a dead Native American, saying the removal equates to necessary reparations for historic wrongs.

    Painting over the mural would cost at least $600,000, with the majority of the cost in producing an environmental impact report. In addition, supporters of the mural have vowed to sue if the board voted to destroy it and legal costs could add to the cost, district officials said.

    Other options included covering the mural with panels, which would cost up to $825,000, or obscuring it with curtains, which would have cost up to $375,000.

  117. Tel

    According to the Daily Beast the house that the Center for American Progress built is up for sale due to what is being described as “severe financial strains during the Trump era”

    So how did they achieve financial success during the Obama era?

    What specifically did Trump put a stop to?

  118. thefrollickingmole

    Ladies with interesting band names you say…?

  119. zyconoclast

    Minnesota’s’ nice’ culture is now a sanctuary for transnational gangs and drugs

    The North Star State is known for its “Minnesota nice” culture and the small city of Stillwater is known to be quiet and peaceful. The last thing town residents expected was to find a body of a badly injured woman at the hands of an illegal alien gang member lying on one of their streets, but that is exactly what happened on Sunday, June 9, according to the 39-year-old victim. It’s part of a broader problem plaguing the state thanks to the largest metropolitan area being a sanctuary for repeat criminal alien offenders who are incentivized to return after being deported.

  120. Its pathological


    Absolutely.
    The word “nam” triggers thefrollickingmole every time.

  121. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The ‘Lion of London Bridge’ who bravely fought off Islamic terrorists has been put on an anti-radicalization terror watchlist by the UK government over fears he could become a right-wing extremist.

    Yes, really.

  122. thefrollickingmole

    Thread theme song!

  123. cohenite

    zyconoclast

    #3068668, posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    SLAVE REGISTERS FROM LONDON Name The Slaves Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Owned

    Seriously, which of these rats would not be destroyed by Trump; they might as well go with the google eyed brat aoc.

  124. zyconoclast

    Unanimous Supreme Court: It’s ‘Predictable’ That Noncitizens Will Act ‘Unlawfully’

    On its way to ruling by a 5-4 majority that the Secretary of Commerce improperly decided to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, the Supreme Court unanimously concluded that states had legal standing to sue the federal government over this issue based on the court’s conclusion that it is “predictable” that noncitizens will act “unlawfully” by declining to fill out the Census questionnaire.

  125. zyconoclast

    Britain has by far the highest rate of “exceptionally dangerous” returning jihadis in Europe, police chiefs have warned.

    A report from Europol revealed that of hundreds of Britons who travelled to Syria and Iraq amid the rise of Isil, nearly half have been able to return safely.

  126. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Kitchen news. Well, I hope this is OK. I have been away at a Ladies Birthday Lunch on the far off Northern Beaches of Sydney (Godzone, as the residents call it), sitting in my friend’s brilliantly conceived and ‘executed’ open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces in her new-build home, the ultimate in beach house pizzazz and cutting-edge design sophistication, where fifteen of us had gathered for a shared repast and lots of travel gossip. These girls do have some vogueish homes.

    Meanwhile, back at Art Deco Asbestos House, asbestos-immune plumbers and electricians had arrived, steering clear of the guilty-fibred door, the elite plumber tut-tutting at the insufficiency of the temporary repair made yesterday and declaring a new set of piping was required throughout, as the electricians cut channels down from the ceiling for further electrical connections and drilled holes for new downlighting. The project manager appeared, mainly to bemoan that he hadn’t expected asbestos, re-piping and now a bricklayer to redo large parts of the service wall, which would require him to push back the renderer and gyprocker. Such a too-do, implies Hairy when I return, bearing him the willingly offered remnants of our very nice lunch, for which he was grateful because half of our kitchenless house is full of dust, the other half occupied by a dementing cat and disordered kitchenware.

    I will cheer you up, I tell him, by describing the fashions at lunch today. There was, I say, a good general presentation, me in my new Houndstooth weave coat too, but the star turn was Lydia, just back from London, stunning in black, wearing a neo-Carnaby Street black and red felt hat, Union Jack scarf, and the most amazing shoes, rather like a 1930’s clown shoes, shiny black patent-leather platform lace-up brogues, worn with elan and socks as they emerged from her trousers; all carried off in her own very inimitable style, for she is very slim, with jet black short hair, the brightest of red lipstick, and a merry insouciance. I wish I could carry off a scarf like that, but I can’t.

    Hairy, probably not unsurprisingly being left sitting there in the debris, was less than cheered by my chatter, but he did enjoy the food, even though I fed him after Attapuss, who was the more demanding of the two.

    Life is an adventure at home as well as abroad, Dr. BG.

  127. Steve trickler

    This out of tune, clapped out piano, cops a thrashing.



  128. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said that patriots must end the “globalist drive” to outsource decision-making to supranational bodies like the EU, warning that the elites want to see the nation-state “dissolved”.

  129. John Constantine

    Cameras always on, monitoring fishermen.

    Cameras in truck cabs, always monitoring truckies.

    Why not cameras always on, monitoring council offices and ABC staff rooms?.

    Comrades?.

  130. Black Ball

    Evening all.
    Have been a little busy of late so haven’t had an opportunity to read what was linked I believe in ye Olde Fred regarding Aborigines and apparently us being here since before the Dreaming and Bob Brown intoning that the Adani site was apparently being built on Aboriginal ground, which according to the idiot, will always remain as such.
    Can anyone provide a linky for these articles please? Trying to find something about this to no avail.

  131. johanna

    Well, lookee who’s back, talking about her favourite subject – herself – one that requires no research whatsoever on her part.

    Boring.

    BTW, I was amused at all the pearl-clutching at Dr B.’s adventures in Cuba last night. Some people here seem to think he’s an 18 year old vacubrain who’s never been out of Melbourne.

    For the record, I embraced Dr B.’s approach while traveling in Mexico, the US and Canada, with a well developed sense of self preservation. One of my favourite memories is being taken to a private, very stoned bluegrass get-together in a barn somewhere, and another ending up at a concert featuring Black Sabbath and Ted Nugent. Purely by chatting to people I met. There are other episodes which, not being Lizzie, I won’t share here, but suffice it to say that they are memorable.

    Like Dr B. I never imagined that all people are good. But a lot of them are, and behaving like a suburban mother who thinks her kids are going to be kidnapped if they go to the park alone has apparently even pervaded this place.

  132. John Constantine

    Of course, if the State buys the software from the chicoms, it can install always on cameras in homes, to create a safe environment for all wymynsys.

    Home detention instead of gaol, through always on cameras.

    For potential perpetrators as well as convicted ones.

    Comrades.

  133. Roger

    SLAVE REGISTERS FROM LONDON Name The Slaves Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Owned

    Time to put your money where your mouth is and pony up some reparations, Kamala.

  134. Tintarella di Luna

    Isha Ul Matari, 20-year-old man from Greenacre arrested on terror charges.

    from the photo it looks like he’s transitioning.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    Guys, get with the programme.
    BG is on a seniors South Pacific cruise.
    Tip off?
    Starting every post with Cooban local time.

  136. rickw

    Typically, an e-monitoring system includes several key components: three or more video cameras, a hydraulic gear sensor, a drum sensor, a GPS receiver, satellite communications and a control centre. Sensors on the drum and the vessel’s hydraulics trigger the video cameras to record both the gear being set and hauled. This fishing information is stored on the system’s hard drive for detailed analysis. Some information such as vessel location is transmitted to AFMA for real-time monitoring

    This is on Chinese illegal fishing vessels right?

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    Time to put your money where your mouth is and pony up some reparations, Kamala.

    She can pay me. Her gt^n granddad probably knew of my gt^n granny who was owned by my gt^n granddad, seeing the guys were both Jamaican sugar plantation owners.

  138. Roger

    Goodness, the ABC manages to find a couple of economists who talk sense:

    When the only jobs being created are in the public service or coffee shops the economy is not going to regain vigour anytime soon, no matter what the Reserve Bank does with interest rates.

  139. Zyconoclast:

    The San Francisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday to destroy a controversial school mural featuring slaves and a dead Native American, saying the removal equates to necessary reparations for historic wrongs.

    …I wonder if the school board got upset with Muslaam troops destroying the statues carved into the hills in Afghanistan? Or smashing the statues in the museum?

  140. cohenite

    I don’t know who qualifies as the most expert victims: RoP or aboriginals; the aboriginals get a nudge on with the UNSW indigenous handbook although its more white idiot activists, sjw and assorted fuckwits who promulgate the various aboriginal shibboleths:

    No more classifying cultures

    More appropriate
    1.Indigenous nations
    2.Complex and diverse societies
    3.Efficient resource managers
    4.Indigenous Australian society

    The effectiveness and sophistication of Indigenous Australian resource management and social organisation are starting to be more recognised.

    Less appropriate
    1.Primitive
    2.Simple
    3.Native
    4.Prehistoric
    5.Stone age

    The less appropriate terms are offensive in that they imply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies are not as “advanced” as European societies. The terms are based on the “progress” model of history which many people now question, and on the idea of evolution from “lower” to “higher” (western) forms of social organisation.

    More appropriate
    1.Aboriginal people/s
    2.Aboriginal nations
    3.Aboriginal communities
    4.Mob/s
    5.Language groups
    6.Culture groups

    “Nation”, “community”, “people”, “mob” or the local language or culture group name is usually preferable to “tribe”. “Mob” is an Aboriginal English word and as such may be more appropriate, but community acceptance may be required before using this word. Some Aboriginal people use the term “tribe” due to mainstream schooling in imposed terminology and such usage needs to be respected.

    And so on.

  141. candy

    BG is on a seniors South Pacific cruise.

    He might be a bit vulnerable to pretty young Cuban girls, methinks. He may think the girl is in love with him, but it’s money the poor girl would want. Not a lover of senior years. Probably does not have a child at all either. Surely he would know that.
    There will be a pimp somewhere, and it sounds like he has been flashing money around.

  142. TheSemiMentalBloke

    I am so special, I am so good. Look at me everybody…The Mt Druitt Socialite.

  143. 132andBush


    Nominations for new 2GB host to replace Chris Smith.

    Just imagine the exploding heads if they went with Sam Newman !

    They’d better get someone decent or they are going to head south in the ratings.
    Especially if they keep serving up dross like the first hour of what would have been Steve Price’s show last night.
    FMD!

  144. Gilas

    Catching up.. from ye olde fred..

    DrBeauGan
    #3068491, posted on July 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    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….

    Yeah right! Doc’s verily protesting a tad much-ly.
    Doc, just don’t let her shiny, white canines anywhere near the tunica albuginea, it’s gonna hurt.

  145. Notafan

    Yes Mexico, US and Canada are exactly like Cuba.

    People do lots of stupid things traveling and sometimes they pay dearly.

    Dr BG’s saga isn’t over yet.

  146. GoTiges

    Speaking of nautical madness. I see volvo are investigating fast charging of electric boats, like they have with buses.
    Saltwater, wind, tides, high current over the water – what could go wrong? I’m sure the feasibility study will report no worries, just give us a bit more taxpayer money and we’ll have it sorted.

  147. Fisky

    This ratbaggery about branding teachers as “anti-phonics” is typical of the insanity displayed on this site as referred to upthread. Teachers use phonics in conjunction with a whole range of strategies, but take exception to being told that only one method is politically correct by pollies with an axe to grind.

    There is no blaming of teachers at all, but rather the tendency of unions to run interference for extremely poor initial teacher education programs that do NOT train new primary teachers in synthetic phonics. This is a systematic problem across universities in this country.

    Instead, new teachers are drilled in garbage such as “multi-cueing” which is just a fancy way of saying “guessing” the word (using picture and other cues) rather than decoding it. That combined with other useless strategies such as word-shape recognition, have seriously impeded on the ability of teachers to teach early reading.

    And the unions lap this up, because deep down, they hate synthetic phonics for ideological reasons, also they enjoy being the lapdogs of education academics (who are even bigger ideologues) for some strange reason.

  148. Fisky

    As a parent of a child who nearly failed early reading (but who was saved thanks to an explicit phonics intervention out of class), I cannot emphasise just how negligent education academics have been in preparing new teachers to teach foundational literacy. Some of the garbage that was sent home regularly included:

    -Random spelling lists for kids to memorise, not organised at all by phoneme/grapheme relationship
    -Hundreds of “sight words” to memorise (this was often a school holiday “gift” to parents and kids)
    -Incredibly dull predictable readers with repetitive sentences and picture cues to guess the word that changes
    -Links to various spelling/sight-word apps, including one particularly egregious whole word learning app

    We shouldn’t blame teachers for this, they are just doing what they were told to do by their ideological teacher trainers. We need to seriously look at punishing universities, perhaps through a de-accreditation process, unless they include a stand-alone synthetic phonics unit in their B.Ed degrees.

  149. feelthebern

    Watching this Trump/Tucker interview.
    Tucker asks blunt questions. Definitely not soft.
    Trump answers, without Tucker interrupting.
    It’s the way an interview should be.

  150. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The less appropriate terms are offensive in that they imply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies are not as “advanced” as European societies

    who knew??

    . The terms are based on the “progress” model of history which many people now question, and on the idea of evolution from “lower” to “higher” (western) forms of social organisation.

    sounds suspiciously like the no progress of eternal return….

  151. Fisky

    https://thewest.com.au/news/education/teachers-report-on-writes-and-wrongs-of-their-uni-education-ng-b881084862z

    New graduates about to enter WA’s primary school classrooms have claimed they are not being equipped with the skills they need to teach reading properly.

    A newly qualified teacher felt so strongly that she has written an open letter to universities saying many trainee teachers — and their future students — were being disadvantaged because they were not exposed to reading instruction methods backed by science.

    She said many academics did not emphasise the importance of using explicit instruction strategies to teach phonics systematically.

    Instead, they focused on “antiquated and ineffective” approaches, such as encouraging students to guess at words based on pictures.

    “The scientifically grounded concepts of reading acquisition have largely been ignored in teacher preparation,” she wrote.

    “When all the evidence indicates that this is how we can develop successful readers, why isn’t it being taught to pre-service teachers?”

    The graduate said it was not until her final semester at Edith Cowan University, when she took elective units on teaching phonics, that she felt she understood how to teach reading effectively. “I am one of the lucky ones of my cohort who actually do feel prepared,” she said. “Many of my peers do not.”

    The graduate, who cannot be named because it could jeopardise her new job, said concerns about teacher training were not confined to one institution or to WA.

    Graduates from Murdoch and Curtin universities said they also did not feel prepared to teach children how to read, despite four years of study and a $30,000 debt.

    They said they learnt more about teaching reading in three days from a course run by ECU associate professor Lorraine Hammond, left, with the backing of the Fogarty Foundation.

  152. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    why is there no swastika in the emojis??

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have an invitation to a NAIDOC bunfight coming up. I can “yarn with the elders”, take part in a “smoking ceremony” and help build a “mia mia.”

    Those socks won’t sort themselves, that day..

  154. johanna

    Yes Mexico, US and Canada are exactly like Cuba.

    Well, Mexico is a pretty dangerous place. When I got off the ship at Acapulco, the local cops were carrying machine guns.

    There are plenty of ways to get into trouble while travelling in the US, especially as a woman alone. I was there for six months, not some dupe dropped off a cruise liner for a day’s wandering around the tourist markets.

    It was funny to watch the nannies here acting as if Dr B was their 18 year old daughter on her first trip to Bali. 🙂

  155. Roger

    Graduates from Murdoch and Curtin universities said they also did not feel prepared to teach children how to read, despite four years of study and a $30,000 debt.

    No doubt, but whatever happened to initiative?

    My mother, who left school at 15 – not uncommon in those days – taught me how to read before I went to school.

  156. Nick

    It was funny to watch the nannies here acting as if Dr B was their 18 year old daughter on her first trip to Bali. 🙂

    It’s a strange place. A 77 year old talking ad nauseum about her voluptuousness along with her perky tits merits tolerance, yet a mature man……

  157. Ellie

    why is there no swastika in the emojis??

    Fair point.

    Here ya go, Zippy.
    Heil away.

  158. johanna

    What must be understood is that the only way for academic education bureaucracies to justify themselves and keep expanding is to continually change the goalposts.

    People have been teaching other people how to read for hundreds of years. But the last thing they want is for the science to be settled, even if it is.

    In English, phonics works for most people. Indeed, for the vast majority of people, which is why literacy rates are lower now than they were in Scotland in 1920.

  159. Herodotus

    Bolt: Paul Barry is a bunny boiler when it comes to Sky – and me!

  160. Geriatric Mayfly

    I have an invitation to a NAIDOC bunfight coming up. I can “yarn with the elders”, take part in a “smoking ceremony” and help build a “mia mia.”

    Yes. But what’s on the menu?

  161. John Constantine

    The February Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)/Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) survey

    In fact, combined, Australia and New Zealand exported
    unprecedented first quarter lamb volumes in 2019 with
    prices recording the strongest start to the year on record.
    Currently exports simply cannot keep pace with global
    demand, a divergence that will become particularly acute
    as seasonal lamb supplies begin to dry up in Australia and
    New Zealand over winter.
    Despite an elevated start to the year, exports are
    forecast to contract throughout the remainder of the year
    as the handbrake is applied to supply. Lamb exports are
    forecast to finish the year 6% below 2018 levels, at
    254,000 tonnes shipped weight (swt), and mutton to
    contract 9%, to 160,000 tonnes swt.
    China
    The most significant transformation in export dynamics in
    recent years has come from China, purchasing record
    volumes of imported product in 2018 and continuing to
    ramp up sheepmeat imports in 2019. For New Zealand,
    China now represents half of total sheepmeat exports; for
    Australia, it is closer to a quarter. While both countries
    have greatly benefitted from China, the market remains
    sensitive to fluctuations in its domestic flock (which
    accounts for 95% of consumption)

    MLA june lamb survey comes up with lower lamb marking rates, big ewe slaughter rates and buying demand from China that can’t be met.

    We see why coles is offering forward august prices of ten bucks dressed for new sucker lambs.

    What happens to the worlds largest sheepflock in China when all time high prices are offered to flockowners to sell for slaughter?. Pig plague casting long shadow.

    Lamb still great value, but it can’t get cheaper until feed grain gets cheaper and grass grows.

  162. egg_

    Paul Barry is a bunny boiler

    He wouldn’t be Robinson Crusoe over at Aunty.

  163. John Constantine

    Sorry, the above is from the just out june 2019 mla survey, not the feb. one.

  164. Notafan

    No no DrBg is being beguiled by a young attractive women in a police state.

    He is flashing the dineros before the desperate like so many foolish gringos before him.

    Urging caution is all.

    It is amusing that you assume that everyone else are seagull cruise takers.

    I don’t travel to third world countries but have spent up to a couple of months a year overseas every year for the last fifteen years, often traveling on my own, including in the US.

    If someone offers me sensible advise, I listen to it.

    Eg My US mate wouldn’t let me drive through Ferguson, later I realised why.

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yes. But what’s on the menu?

    You get to cook with bush foods?

  166. Primary school reading

    When I got home from work off the bus, The Bride would gladly hand over loin fruit entertainment duties. Their favourite was listening to me read Dr Seuss, with a very animated voice “Look what we found in the park, in the dark! / We will take him home, we will call him Clarke!”. Every now and then I’d stop and ask ‘What word is that?”, and sound it out “d” – “o” – “g” = “Dog”, they were 5 years ahead of all the other kids at reading before they turned up on day 1.

    If only it was that easy to teach solving partial differential equations.

  167. Black Ball

    Zulu where I am, there will be the usual bbq with the local constabulary, an elders lunch and basically not much else. Usual shit like saying much more can be done for Indigenous equality etc without, you know, acting on platitudes. There is no celebration of any kind, just a perpetually aggrieved people who see dollar signs as progress. Does my head in.

  168. John Constantine

    Reported lambing rates have been generally
    disappointing, with some exceptions from producers who
    have been heavily supplementary feeding. There has also
    been large variability and broadly lower than average
    reported scanning rates. However, some producers have
    achieved improved results, having opted to re-join
    following poor initial scanning results.
    Considering the poor scanning rates, significant culling of
    breeding ewes and uncertainties regarding seasonal
    conditions moving forward, a

    https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/6239011/sizzling-summers-hit-ewe-fertility/?cs=4584
    Mr Coddington said they found ewes with a body temperature under 39.5 degrees had an 89 per cent embryo viability, meaning those embryos were able to be transferred into surrogate ewes, while the remaining 11pc were either degenerative or unfertilised.

    “Once the ewe body temperature was over 39.6 (degrees) we had the total opposite,” he said. “We had 17pc of the embryos viable, and 83pc of them chucked down the sink.”

    I had always blamed rams knackers for overheating and causing poor lambing percentages when joining in hot summers, but this indicates that the ewes eggs can cook off as well.

  169. Geriatric Mayfly

    You get to cook with bush foods?

    Not bloody nardoo canapes again.

  170. Knuckle Dragger

    I am very pleased to know that should I require Cricket World Cup news in Hindi, Bengali and/or Urdu, I can utilise the CWC app.

    Shouldn’t be necessary for those with these languages as their mother tongues though, as every single one of them in England appears to be at Edgbaston at the moment.

    Indians v smaller, more densely packed and flood-prone ex-Indians.

  171. Confused Old Misfit

    nb
    #3068655, posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    … Madness of The University of Melbourne …

    is here: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/06/26/more-madness-from-the-university-of-melbourne/

  172. Geriatric Mayfly

    Any hint as to when Bob Brown’s first graduates from his guerrilla stronghold (Fort Adani) will begin the Bush War?

  173. Zyconoclast

    Shocking photos: Kids lie on man dressed as woman at ‘Drag Queen Story Time’

    PORTLAND, Oregon, July 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A west coast public library “Drag Queen Story Time” has evolved beyond drag queens reading pro-gay and pro-transgender books to kids to permitting children to frolic on the floor and lie on top of a man dressed as a woman.

    Photo evidence of children having inappropriate contact with drag queen Carla Rossi at Portland, Oregon’s St. John’s Library last October has been brought to the attention of LifeSiteNews. The photos are posted on the Multnomah County Library’s own Flickr account.

  174. max

    There’s a play by Michael Gurr called ‘Sex Diary of an Infidel’ about a journalist’s experiences traveling in the Philippines. In it, he proposes the idea that every trip is a sex tour. You arrive, check into the hotel and next you’re down at the bar checking out the talent. But perhaps not if you’re traveling with your beloved.

  175. johanna

    No no DrBg is being beguiled by a young attractive women in a police state.

    He is flashing the dineros before the desperate like so many foolish gringos before him.

    OK Mum.

    But, why are you here when your kids could be kidnapped in the park and forced into white slavery?

  176. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So I had my first dose of NMN today. felt pretty good by afternoon. Same feeling I have had when taking 1g of inositol, which I though was interesting.

  177. Steve trickler

    You learn something new everyday.



  178. Rockdoctor

    LOL good luck in NQ Bob… Drove past Belyando Crossing yesterday, not much holdings under square miles out that way & Adani holds some of it. As for Townsville well the signs up proclaiming rightly or wrongly “coal not dole” say it all. Proserpine possibly, otherwise it will be well away from the mine. We won’t even go near what happened with services from Clermont when the convoy arrived, so you may want to keep it a secret as well.

  179. Old Lefty

    Further to Mater’s perceptive comments on the ABC’s piece on the ACL and the Folau case, notice how the ABC worker Soviet frames it exclusively as a conflict over freedom of religion. In the people’s republic of Ultimo, ‘religion’ is a cue for booing, hissing, shouting, screaming etc.

  180. johanna

    Heh, everyone’s off watching Smith

    .

  181. Frank

    That Whale video upthread, I miss the nineties. People were up for a good time then, not like now.

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed, RD.

    I wonder how much he’s raised from the greenies, oh so willing to actually inconvenience themselves instead of relying on OPM to do stuff?

    And I luuurve his ongoing references to putting people ‘on the front line’. It’s not as though he’s sending punters to Pozieres or the Dardanelles.

  183. BrettW

    Never heard Darren Hinch on the radio before but he has just done the Price show first hour. Would be fair to say his views dont match mine (except on the kiddie criminals). One of the things he is most proud about is getting P ell on the sex offenders register but I guess him being from the Justice Party he must be an expert on evidence.

    Show was worse than yesterday (mainly about ancient political history) and hope Justin Smith is not the guy they are planning to replace Price with. Might have to switch from listening to that hour of radio to listening to Tucker Carlson.

  184. Tel

    If someone offers me sensible advise, I listen to it.

    Yup same here … and if I don’t listen to it, that means it wasn’t sensible.

  185. John64

    The tax cuts legislation passes the House of Representatives.

    A division was called for the final vote with everyone Ayes except for two lonely Nays; Bandt and Wilkie.

  186. Crossie

    Compare and contrast: a veritable media storm for weeks over an Israel Folau tweet; a news report on averted terrorist attacks and accompanying arrests followed by silence.

    A tweet is obviously more dangerous than explosives, guns, knives, trucks etc. Whoever came up with the expression “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” didn’t know about the destructive power of a handful of words in a tweet.

  187. 132andBush

    I had always blamed rams knackers for overheating and causing poor lambing percentages when joining in hot summers, but this indicates that the ewes eggs can cook off as well.

    And I thought combine harvesters were difficult at times!!

  188. Zyconoclast

    From 2014

    How J00ws Brought America to the Tipping Point on Marriage Equality: Lessons for the Next Social Justice Issues

    In a few short years, same-sex marriage went from being an untouchable political hot potato to a broadly accepted civil right in eighteen states and the District of Columbia. J00ws, and their social justice organizations, helped make that happen. In fact, this magazine was a prophetic voice of marriage equality, supporting same-sex unions in the early 1990s and helping to lay the groundwork for the current wave of victories.

    The story of J00ws’ contributions has continuing political relevance. The campaign for marriage equality offers valuable lessons for how to break through public resistance on other issues that J00wish groups are now addressing, including economic justice initiatives like paid sick leave, rights for domestic workers, and raising the minimum wage.

    RTWT

  189. Frank

    Wilkie shops at the same supermarket as me, spotted him once lingering near the cabbages. Sickening to think the oily little rat might have touched something that will go in your mouth at some stage.

    Wonder if he gets groupies.

  190. Beertruk

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3076868, posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Interesting vid, Zippy. Also an interesting comment at the 11:03 mark.

  191. 132andBush

    Show was worse than yesterday (mainly about ancient political history) and hope Justin Smith is not the guy they are planning to replace Price with. Might have to switch from listening to that hour of radio to listening to Tucker Carlson.

    Thanks for the heads up.
    They didn’t like being corrected on the “Gough got us out of Vietnam” meme last night, did they? (Smith and Clennell)

  192. feelthebern

    loin fruit

    Mr Forester.
    Well done.

  193. feelthebern

    Was Wilkie saluting Hitler, Frank?
    He has form.

  194. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘neo-Carnaby Street hat’

    I had something for that………

  195. Mother Lode

    spotted him once lingering near the cabbages

    Lingering? Or loitering?

    I wouldn’t put vegephilia past the deviant.

    When buying something there I recommend you take some luminol so you can check for bodily fluids.

  196. feelthebern

    Wilkie would be into some sick shit.
    Most politicians would be.

  197. mh

    I think Portland is challenging SF as the sickest place in America.

  198. Gab

    Have we heard from our man in Havana yet?

  199. feelthebern

    The Donald is warming up for a big night on twitter.
    Just punched out 3 quick smart.

  200. feelthebern

    Our man in Havana is a silly boy.
    I hope it doesnt end in tears.

  201. Geriatric Mayfly

    For one promising moment, I thought it might be possible to get a free drink through osmosis. Alas, it’s just the usual stuff associated with those who get on the slops to the detriment of others.

    Forget secondhand smoke. Now you have to worry about the secondhand drinking.
    One fifth of adults — or an estimated 53 million people in the United States — suffer from other people’s boozing annually, making this “a significant public health issue,” according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

  202. BrettW

    Yes, the caller took great delight in pointing out they were wrong.
    I just found the show very tedious (ie. best and worst opposition leaders). Its not like there is not enough to talk about.

    132andBush
    #3095769, posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:12 pm
    They didn’t like being corrected on the “Gough got us out of Vietnam” meme last night, did they? (Smith and Clennell)

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Our man in Havana probably won’t tell us if it goes sideways. Not now.

    At this rate he’ll be lucky to get out with his passport and half his skin.

  204. feelthebern

    At this rate he’ll be lucky to get out with his passport and half his skin.

    Is Grig over there?

  205. Mater

    Have we heard from our man in Havana yet?

    Gagged, hogtied and on a slow boat to North Korea.

  206. John Constantine

    Only rat cells in a dish, but doubled the market cap on announcement.

    Alzheimer’s treatment could be set for a significant boost following the publication of what NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: NSB) calls a “breakthrough study” into its lead drug candidate EmtinB using rat tissue.
    Contract researcher and neuroscience specialist MD Biosciences carried out the pre-clinical study, with NeuroScientific hoping to move onto human trials later this year.
    Results into EmtinB were published earlier today with NeuroScientific managing director and chief executive officer Matthew Liddelow confident EmtinB could pave the way for a “disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s” given its ability to stimulate the reformation of the neuronal network and restoring function of injured nerve cells.
    Nerve cells were able to effectively communicate again which is considered a significant achievement in affecting synapse loss, a major correlate of cognitive impairment.
    Combating neurodegenerative disease

    One of the most intriguing results was that EmtinB was able to significantly stimulate the regeneration of nerve cells by more than 300% in comparison to controls incubated with sterile water.
    The study demonstrated strong potential physiological response where treatment with EmtinB significantly increased the number of synaptic connections per cell – a measure of active communication between different nerve cells.
    According to NeuroScientific, these results suggest EmtinB has the potential to become a fully-fledged drug that treats Alzheimer’s disease.
    In one sample, EmtinB achieved the distinction of forming the longest axon ever measured in the so-called “spinal nerve injury model” – a specifically designed assay involving primary nerve cells isolated from adult rat spinal cord tissue.
    In further good news, EmtinB treatment of injured nerve cells was proven to be more effective than FDA-approved multiple sclerosis drug Copaxon across all concentrations, with the highest dose producing a 200% improvement.
    Onwards and upwards

    The study also indicated that EmtinB could have the ability to be a powerful avenue to help patients by developing drugs for several other neurodegenerative diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, spinal injury and other neurodegenerative diseases.
    Currently, there are no approved drugs that can slow down or halt neurodegeneration which makes a successful drug all the more commercially valuable, if a company can manage to successfully develop one.
    According to NeuroScientific, the study marks the first time a dendrimer type molecule targeting the crucial cellular survival pathway has been effective in the neurodegenerative model with results “far exceeding expectations for efficacy in every test in the model”.
    “Our company goal is to create new products that reach their target in the brain and act as a protector against nerve cells injury,”

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    If Grig’s got a nose ring and tatts, Beaugy’s in deep shit.

  208. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3095782, posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Our man in Havana probably won’t tell us if it goes sideways. Not now.

    Shouldn’t think we hear if anything untoward happens.

    On the other hand we were entertained with a possibility of a retired middle aged female knocks up a virile young man and faces an 18 year child support.

    In this age anything is possible of course.

  209. Steve trickler

    Onya, Crowder.



  210. EvilElvis

    the oily little rat might have touched something that will go in your mouth at some stage.

    Phrasing!

    H/t KD

    It’s good to break the seal this week with that monumental contribution.

  211. John Constantine

    https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/06/bville-referendum-choice-clear-but-where-does-australia-stand.html

    One belt one road loanshark money poised to flood Bougainville if the independence vote gets up.

    Then the repayments will come from the giant Panguna copper mine, shut for thirty years after the civil war.

    Where would thirty years of royalties have a peaceful island by now?.

    Big Men with chicom money and one of the worlds best mines [shut in].

    We can see where this is going.

    Comrades.

  212. Muddy

    Armed Cowards Militia, blessed by U.S. authorities, beats civilians at random.

    I’m unsure about the veracity of this, and please forgive the whole GoFondleMe page link, but this purports to be the injuries suffered by a dude as a result of the MaskedCowards bashing in Portland, Oregon in the last few days.

  213. MatrixTransform

    I remember buying rainbow [email protected] from the tuck shop when I was a kid.

    Unicorn Bollox

  214. Infidel Tiger

    Nick Kyrgios is a Ferrari with the engine management system of a North Korean mission.

    It’s comical watching him play. It’s like a child driving a Formula 1 simulator.

  215. Bruce in WA

    The video, IMO, totally misses the mark. It will always remind me of a time when I was hopelessly (and helplessly) in love with someone who could never love me back. Even now, over 40 years later, this makes it like yesterday.

  216. MatrixTransform

    holy spamination Batman.

  217. egg_

    If Grigs and ‘Mother’ are in the room next door, DrBG is in a heap of trouble.

  218. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    For ‘research’ I offer ten pages in Quadrant of original textual and other theorising on the legends surrounding the mythical King Arthur as well as some past academic papers from another life which need not concern Catallaxians. I have also just reached my sixth publication in the last couple of years in Quadrant. For fun, as many here do, I talk and comment on Catallaxy about whatever.

    I am also a busy person IRL, happily married.

    Johanna and Nick being their usual limited in vision pathetic selves. Nick an awful snob with no idea, and Joh a sad case whom I wish would wake up to the joy that is life at any age
    Yawn.
    Time for bed.

  219. MatrixTransform

    I’m a bloody sight saner than most who post here

    He swaggered in wearing a TinFoil Tuxedo.

  220. egg_

    I’m a bloody sight saner than most who post here

    Hunger Games will do that to you.

  221. Bruce in WA

    This is to the lady who was my lover for 12 months, whom I wanted to marry, who abruptly informed me one day that she never really loved me, she never really needed me, she just wanted me when she had an itch that needed scratching. And then she left.

  222. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    ‘Lion of London Bridge’ who was stabbed eight times as he confronted terrorist attackers ‘is put on anti-terror watch list after far-right extremists contacted him’
    Roy Larner, 49, screamed ‘f*** you, I’m Millwall,’ as he took on knife murderers
    Has been placed on Government’s Prevent programme over fears he may become extremist
    He may have to attend de-radicalisation classes and police are monitoring him
    Terrorists Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Yousseff Zaghba struck in south-east London in June 2017
    Mr Larner slashed multiple times by Redoune and Zaghba in the Black and Blue restaurant in Borough Market
    By HARRY HOWARD FOR MAILONLINE

    PUBLISHED: 17:56 AEST, 1 July 2019 | UPDATED: 07:54 AEST, 2 July 20

  223. Zyconoclast

    85 people have been charged since the national terrorism threat level was raised on September 12, 2014, Victoria Police said.

    Guess who.

    Woody woodpecker?

  224. MatrixTransform

    ack when I was a classroom teacher, I used phonics daily.

    with a slight scottish brogue he proceeded to tell tiny toddlers tall tails of thailand and treasonous treachery.

    When I was a teacher in Nam I learnt to talk fluent braille.

    Still do

  225. Muddy
    #3095798, posted on July 2, 2019 at 10:33 pm
    Armed Cowards Militia, blessed by U.S. authorities, beats civilians at random.
    I’m unsure about the veracity of this, and please forgive the whole GoFondleMe page link, but this purports to be the injuries suffered by a dude as a result of the MaskedCowards bashing in Portland, Oregon in the last few days.

    It was linked by Michelle Malkin, apparently she first interviewed the man before linking.
    Apparently he’s a local who is horrified at what Portland is becoming, & had stepped in to protect an older man who was being beaten by a couple of thugs with crowbars.
    That’s all I can add.

  226. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dangerous travels. I was on a sinking lakatoi canoe crossing the crocodile infested Madang River in New Guinea in 1964 on a dark night with six other people including two local tribesmen.

    Put that in your pipe when making deleterious references to seagull cruising.

  227. Infidel Tiger

    Extraordinary.

    It’s like watching Van Gogh decide to start painting with his bum half way through a masterpiece.

  228. MatrixTransform

    He was much better with numbers than letters.

    an epitaph?

    or the end of a limerick

  229. Steve trickler

    He’s a cheeky shit. Top bloke.



  230. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Extraordinary chap, that IT.

    What was that Van Gogh stuff all about?

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