Tuesday Forum: July 2, 2019

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  1. Megan

    Great selection this morning, Tom. Thank again for doing what I would just never find time to do.

  2. Zatara

    Not sure how much black Kamala Harris has in her.

    Dunno, but it seems she has quite a bit of slave owner in her.

    Harris’ father’s memoir – “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town)…..”

    Hamilton Brown was not only a slave owner, but also an engineer of the mass importation of Irish indentured servants to Jamaica after the British empire ‘abolished slavery’ in 1834.

    Ahem, about those ‘reparations’ Kamala. Just exactly how many ancestors of your family slaves have YOU paid reparations to?

    I can’t wait until Biden or the next white guy she goes racial on slaps her in the face with those little gems of information.

  3. DrBeauGan

    I am taking Maria out to dinner again tonight. We are going to discuss her plan for me to take her to Trinidad for three days. Training Cuba, not Trinidad and Tobago. It takes over four hours in a car according to Google maps.

    I shall obviously have to fight for my virtue at some point. These days, I usually win.

    Alas.

  4. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Tom Branco very insightful and good for an early laugh

  5. DrBeauGan

    I got chocolate ice-cream, helados, down my shirtfront. But it washed out successfully. It costs three cuc for a generous cone full. Delicious.

  6. DrBeauGan

    Yes, thanks Tom. Made my afternoon.

    My watch and mi max2 have eventually synchronised with Cuba time. It took nearly two weeks.

  7. DrBeauGan

    Trinidad, not training. Bloody autofuckup.

  8. I am taking Maria out to dinner again tonight. We are going to discuss her plan for me to take her to Trinidad for three days

    Make sure you visit Cienfuegos.
    It’s 3 hours south on the Autopista Nacional on the way to Trinidad.
    You’ll need a few days to make it worthwhile.
    It has has retained its early 19th century urban character through heritage listing.
    Many 19th century buildings remain along with the minimal alterations to the original building stock.
    The Autopista Nacional is dual carriageway and was built by the Russians.
    Once it was a great road, but after the fall of the wall, is not maintained.
    Make sure you hire a reliable taxi with an experienced driver – it’s a high speed road.
    And leave Maria behind unless she’s an expert on colonial architecture.

  9. DrBeauGan

    And leave Maria behind unless she’s an expert on colonial architecture.

    I’m more likely to leave the colonial architecture behind. She’s beautiful. Apart from the nosering.

  10. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Yo numbies, regale us with your tales of mowing down viet cong please. how many kills? We are all eager for details.

  11. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Not sure how much black Kamala Harris has in her.

    She had a little bit of married Willie Brown in her

  12. johanna

    Dr B. you have been a very naughty boy for not texting you pseudo-parents here every six hours to make sure that UROK. 🙂

    Every now and then, possibly by accident, TheirABC throws out a good story.

    Here is one:

    Bekah and Wade Bliesner had just tied the knot when a slippery celebrate crashed their reception.

    With twinkling fairy lights dazzling the skies above the Darwin Ski Club, the newlywed Mrs Bliesner was ready to hit the dance floor when the photographer let out a blood-curdling squeal and pointed to the base of the bridal table.

    “All I could see was my father and my uncle on hands and knees at either end of the table reaching under the table cloth,” Mrs Bliesner told ABC Radio Darwin’s Annie Brown.

    “This python was about as long as the table.

    “It must have been there as Wade and I were seated having dinner because it looked comfortable, my poor partner started dry-retching because he’s bloody terrified of snakes.”
    Father of the bride to the rescue

    The python stretched to 1.8 metres, according to Mrs Bliesner’s grandfather.

    Mrs Bliesner said most guests were not fazed by the intruder.

    Although not a snake-catcher by trade, Mrs Bliesner said her father, ‘Boxhead’, was quick to grab the gatecrasher.

    “Our family have been in the Territory now for six generations and we have always lived rural, so snakes don’t scare us,” she said.

    Girl after my own heart.

    I’m not scared of snakes, at all. Don’t like spiders, though. But I’m not scared of them either.

  13. rickw

    Vlad calmly telling the LBGT’s to leave the kids alone:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3rAU62JkPzs

  14. Yo numbies, regale us with your tales of mowing down viet cong please. how many kills? We are all eager for details.

    Zippy, you’re off your medication again.

  15. DrBeauGan

    Dr B. you have been a very naughty boy for not texting you pseudo-parents here every six hours to make sure that UROK.

    I have checked up on Maria, and there is something wrong with her phone number in the official records. Of course, that might be the official records. She answers calls quickly enough. Also her street address does not check out, but again that might have been a casual error. So I am not a complete innocent. I am blessed with a nasty suspicious mind.

  16. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So numbies did you even fire your gun in ‘nam or did you just spend the nights polishing it?

  17. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    DBG did you find out where bf/hubby/pimp is during these diplomatico sessions?

  18. johanna

    Heh, but are you taking your anti-anxiety meds? The helicopter parents here need to know, since they surely are taking their anti-anxiety meds, according to them.

    In other news, the allegedly impartial ABC is very supportive of the captain of a people-smuggler boat who was arrested in Italy:

    igh-level support and more than $1 million in donations have poured in for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied repeated orders to stay out of Italy and struck a police boat while bringing 40 people to port.
    Key points:

    Carola Rackete could face up to 10 years in prison for hitting an Italian police boat with her humanitarian ship
    She has received support from high places in Germany, and more than 655,000 euros have been donated to her cause
    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had called her actions an “act of war”

    Carola Rackete remained under house arrest a day after her ship, the Sea-Watch 3, rammed the Italian border police motorboat that was blocking the entry to the port at Italy’s Lampedusa island.

    Ms Rackete, 31, “had no intention of hurting anyone” and only wanted to get her passengers to land, Italian lawyer Salvatore Tesoriero said.

    TheirABC fails to mention that the ship passed other potential landing ports, in particular, Malta. But, it headed straight to Italy, and then rammed a police motorboat.

    Apparently Angela Merkel is cranky, and demands that this criminal be released.

    Not on Salvini’s watch, Ange.

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    HEY!

    I’ll have you know, None, that I do not have cornrows.

    My poor old bitch was fine. Deaf as a post, blind at night time and farts like a New Zealand bush horse though.

  20. Knuckle Dragger

    So it takes about 45 minutes to one’s head to be completely shaven. Inclusive of hot towels on the bonce.

    As with last time, they gave me a small old-timey-looking vial of ‘Beard Oil’, helpfully illustrated with a picture of a bloke with an old-timey beard. A small amount rubbed over the melon gives it an appealing shine, they said.

    Now I smell like smashed avo, desert boots and sanctimony.

  21. Knuckle Dragger

    The Darwin Ski Club.

    If you’re not dragging pythons out from under tables, you’re wearing firecrackers in the nuts.

    Good times.

  22. Gab

    rickw
    #3096726, posted on July 4, 2019 at 6:32 am
    Vlad calmly telling the LBGT’s to leave the kids alone:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3rAU62JkPzs

    Wow. No politician here would ever dare to speak the truth like Putin did. A very thoughtful response from him.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    Top Ender,

    Doing the WW2 Fall of Berlin tour must be awesome. After reading Beevor’s book on the subject (about 20 times) I was captured by it – just the scale of the manpower involved, Zhukov and Konev pushing into each other’s line of advance to get to the Reichstag first, the failed escape attempts, the SS singing the Horst Wessel Song as they shot themselves and the tribal fury of the Russians’ triumph.

    Amazing. And in historical timeframes, just last week.

  24. johanna

    As a wymminses who identifies as a wymminses, I live in continual embarrassment Like this:

    ery on May 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for goop)

    “Gwyneth acts like she’s a health goddess, but actually she’s a pretentious, greedy extortionist. She had a ton of security . . . She was unapproachable,” one attendee told Page Six. “She did the minimum, a few fireside chats with Twiggy and Penelope Cruz, then she put on her Birkenstocks and snuck out… I was a huge fan of Gwyneth; now I feel like I have lost my faith in God.”

    How embarrassment!

    Still, let’s hope that the saying that a fool and their money are soon parted holds true.

  25. John Constantine

    http://vro.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/sip_salt_prickly_lettuce

    Wild lettuce, also known as opium lettuce, grows wild in Australia.

    Now codeine is banned, wild growing old time replacements may return?.

    https://psmag.com/magazine/lettuce-take-a-closer-look

    This site rejects wild opium lettuce.

    Just that the sheer bulk of it available free makes you suspect the hippies would be out in the fields on all fours, grazing it like cattle if it really worked……

  26. Knuckle Dragger

    I thought a Birkenstock was a type of shotgun.

  27. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-07-03/marketing-cultured-meat/11271232?fbclid=IwAR2ZccVyuxfFK8hJZnpxk-jEt6_qfGL1CYGr8zR71wpJU4ILP3lLW0lrpsY

    Their abc solemnly informs us that industrial grade sludge, chemically flavoured and medicated for compliance must be properly marketed for the proles to fall for it.

    Then their abc uses their billion dollar bully pulpit to market the State rations of Soma.

    Big Australia means we can rewild the countryside and cram all the proles into huge megacity size feedlots, fattening them on industrial vat brewed slop loaded with sedatives.

    Comrades.

  28. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Quantum Theory That Peels Away the Mystery of Measurement
    A recent test has confirmed the predictions of quantum trajectory theory, which describes what happens during the long-mysterious “collapse” of a quantum system.

  29. duncanm

    So here’s an existential question for you cats.

    If a ‘world heritage area’ (Warragamba dam catchment) is locked up so absolutely nobody can visit now or any time in the future*, do the Aboriginal cultural sites exist?

    As far as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is concerned,

    .. any construction of dams with large reservoirs within the boundaries of World Heritage properties (is) “incompatible with their World Heritage status”.

    Doesn’t it matter that the dam was there before declaration of heritage status, numpties?

    * – for those who don’t know, there’s a huge exclusion zone in the catchment; you cannot enter this zone for any reason.

  30. Zatara

    Ms Rackete, 31, “had no intention of hurting anyone” and only wanted to get her passengers to land, Italian lawyer Salvatore Tesoriero said.

    I’m not a lawyer but doesn’t that pretty much cover the intent part of proving her guilty? Or is this yet another progressive lawyer who doesn’t consider illegal immigration umm, illegal?

  31. John Constantine

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wild-lettuce#side-effects

    Nutrition
    Wild Lettuce: Does It Provide Natural Pain Relief?

    What It Is
    Pain Relief
    Other Benefits
    Side Effects
    Bottom Line

    Natural remedies, such as medicinal plants, have been used since ancient times to treat a variety of symptoms, including pain.

    Wild lettuce is a plant known for its pain-relieving properties. It is utilized by people interested in alternatives to conventional medications.

    Though wild lettuce may have several health benefits, many people are unaware of the adverse side effects that can occur from ingesting this plant.

    This article discusses the health benefits and potential dangers of wild lettuce.
    powered by Rubicon Project
    What Is Wild Lettuce?

    Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) is native to many areas of the world, including North America, Europe and the Middle East.

    This herb thrives in sunny locations, such as along riverbanks and roadsides, and can grow up to six feet (1.8 meters) in height.

    Wild lettuce has bright green leaves which sprout from a green stem that is occasionally spotted purple.

    When scratched, the plant secretes a milky, white substance known as lactucarium.

    When dried, this compound resembles opium, a pain-relieving agent extracted from unripe seedpods of the opium poppy. Opium was commonly used as a pain reliever and sedative from ancient times into the 19th century (1Trusted Source).

    Lactucarium may deliver similar effects as opium — but with fewer side effects.

    In fact, wild lettuce is often referred to as “opium lettuce” due to its purported pain-relieving qualities (2Trusted Source).

    Historically, doctors used wild lettuce as a pain reliever and a treatment for conditions such as whooping cough, with research studies on its use dating as far back as 1815 (3Trusted Source).

    Today, there are many different wild lettuce products available, containing extracts of the plant’s seeds, leaves and milky sap.

    These tinctures, powders, oils and pills are marketed to treat a range of conditions, including anxiety, breathing issues, poor sleep and joint pain.

    What’s more, raw wild lettuce is sometimes consumed by foragers who collect and eat wild plants.

    In addition, wild lettuce has psychoactive properties and is sometimes used recreationally by people looking for a natural buzz.

    Summary
    The extract of wild lettuce seeds, leaves and sap are added to a number of natural products claiming to relieve a variety of health problems, such as pain and anxiety.

    Can It Provide Pain Relief?

    Wild lettuce extract, or lactucarium, has long been used to relieve pain.

    Lactucarium contains lactucin and lactucopicrin, bitter substances that act on the central nervous system to produce pain-relieving and sedative effects (4Trusted Source).

    These compounds are considered sesquiterpene lactones, a group of beneficial substances most concentrated in plants belonging to the Asteraceae family — such as lettuce, calendula and chicory (5Trusted Source).

    In fact, sesquiterpene lactones make up a large part of the milky substance lactucarium secreted by wild lettuce.

    While many natural healthcare companies and homeopathic websites promote wild lettuce as a pain treatment, scientific evidence is lacking.

    Few human studies have examined wild lettuce and pain relief.

    However, some animal studies suggest that the compounds in wild lettuce extract may have impressive pain-relieving properties.

    For example, a study in mice demonstrated that at doses of 7 and 13.5 mg per pound (15 and 30 mg per kg) of body weight, lactucin and lactucopicrin, combined, had comparable pain-relieving effects as 30 mg of ibuprofen (6Trusted Source).

    However, animal studies on the pain-relieving properties of wild lettuce are limited.

    Summary
    Though wild lettuce has been used since ancient times to treat pain, very little evidence supports its use in humans.

    Other Possible Benefits

    Aside from pain, wild lettuce is promoted as a natural treatment for a variety of conditions, such as:

    Anxiety
    Respiratory conditions
    Menstrual cramps
    Arthritis
    Cancer
    Insomnia
    Poor circulation
    Restlessness
    Urinary infections

    It is also thought to have antibacterial properties when applied to the skin.

    Though you can find information on the alleged healing qualities of wild lettuce on many alternative medicine websites, there is currently no scientific research to support its use to treat any of the above conditions.

    Studies do show that other types of sesquiterpene lactones from the Asteraceae family are effective in reducing inflammation, which may aid certain conditions, such as asthma and arthritis (7Trusted Source).

    Additionally, some sesquiterpenes offer antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-tumor properties.

    For example, chamomile, a member of the Asteraceae family, contains chamazulene, a sesquiterpene that demonstrates strong antioxidant qualities (8Trusted Source).

    Feverfew, also in the Asteraceae group, is rich in parthenolide, which inhibited the growth of leukemia cells in a test-tube study (9Trusted Source).

    However, there are few studies on the specific compounds found in wild lettuce.

    Until more research is completed on the health effects of wild lettuce, the claims aired by certain websites and supplement companies can’t be substantiated.

    Summary
    Though other types of sesquiterpene lactones from the Asteraceae plant family possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it’s unknown if wild lettuce delivers the same benefits.

    Side Effects, Potential Dangers and Alternatives

    Though the benefits of wild lettuce remain unstudied, its side effects are better researched.

    Studies indicate that wild lettuce can harm your health (10Trusted Source).

    In one study, eight people who ingested raw wild lettuce experienced symptoms including (11Trusted Source):

    Dizziness
    Extreme sensitivity to light
    Sweating
    Auditory hallucinations
    Anxiety
    Urinary retention
    Heart complications
    Breathing issues
    Nausea
    Vomiting

    Due to the lack of research on wild lettuce supplements, the potential side effects of such supplements are unknown.

    There is no way of knowing how wild lettuce extract may interact with certain medications.

    Because animal studies indicate that wild lettuce extract may have sedative properties, anyone taking sedatives should avoid wild lettuce supplements.

    Additionally, ingesting wild lettuce may cause hallucinations, which can be dangerous

    Just saying that the opium lettuce is the first thing in the fresh paddock that the sheep chase to munch on.

    Nothing but wool bearing, quadraped hippies.

  32. johanna

    Hollywood is in danger of becoming a street full of tumbleweeds.

    Their ‘woke’ movies have universally bombed. Now, there’s this:

    Hollywood is so far having a terrible, no good, very bad 2019 with its worst box office performance in three years.

    Currently, box office receipts are lagging behind last year by a full ten percent, and around half a percent behind 2017 and 2016.

    One more flop and 2019 could easily slip behind 2015.

    What should terrify the movie business all the more is that things are even worse than they seem, because…

    There is only one studio holding up the year and that’s Disney, which is responsible for 2019’s top four money makers:

    Avengers: Endgame – $842M
    Captain Marvel – $427M
    Aladdin (2019) – $308M (still in theaters)
    Toy Story 4 – $246M (still in theaters)

    After those four, the closest titles are Universal’s horror thriller Us ($175M) and Lionsgate’s John Wick 3 ($161M).

    Get this…

    Out of the seven major studios, Disney has eaten up 36 percent of the box office — oh, and Disney has also eaten up one of those major studios — 20th Century-Fox, which puts Disney’s 2019 market share at 40 percent.

    Get woke, go broke.

    But more importantly, other countries have been making very good fillums. The Scandinavians have been raking it in with moody crime thrillers. The Honkers crowd have a long track record of action-packed goodies vs baddies. And, out of the blue, South Korea has produced some astonishingly good work.

    These people are living in the 1940s, and their Trump hatred no longer pays in Peoria.

  33. DrBeauGan

    DBG did you find out where bf/hubby/pimp is during these diplomatico sessions?

    As long as she doesn’t bring him to dinner, I don’t care, zippy. ,😁

  34. John Constantine

    https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/digital-driver-licence/licence-holders-and-digital-driver-licence-trial

    Do not use your phone while driving or riding. If you get pulled over by the police, do not pick up your phone until the officer requests to see your driver licence. Significant penalties apply for using a mobile phone illegally.

    Youtube video on how to present your mobile phone to the traffic officer that just pulled you over to look at it.

    How long until vikpol buys the spyware from the chicom Tyrant under one belt one road financing, so they can safely manage the proles through their phones?.

    In car cameras for driver compliance and scanning of your phone upon demand.

    Comrades.

    Comrades.

  35. Mother Lode

    Thanks for the toons, Tom.

    Rowe has certainly mastered…being Rowe. And he has identified the subtle strategy of becoming preeminent in a way that has virtually no competition.

    I only have one cavil with Ramirez (who is generally my favourite): Where there is a package flying up in the air saying ‘More taxes’. Democrats don’t tell people they are going to pay more taxes (although they will), but that other people will pay more taxes.

    The altruistic left loves to stoke the most selfish appetites to win followers.

  36. johanna

    duncanm
    #3096747, posted on July 4, 2019 at 7:47 am

    So here’s an existential question for you cats.

    If a ‘world heritage area’ (Warragamba dam catchment) is locked up so absolutely nobody can visit now or any time in the future*, do the Aboriginal cultural sites exist

    Duncan, my olds once owned a property in the Blue Mountains. One day, they took me down to near the escarpment, and brushed away leaf litter to reveal a clear site of Aboriginal grinding. They covered it up, and we never spoke of it again.

    To do so would have unleashed a barrage of the regulatory State, and dropped their property value as a consequence.

    Talk about perverse incentives.

  37. duncanm

    My theory is DBG is being groomed to become a Cuban spy. Maria is a honey pot.

    Road trip will result in some compromising event(s), from which DBG is supposed to turn.

  38. Dave in Marybrook

    Skynet draws ever closer, and the first salvo will be on the highways, car-driving comrades.

  39. duncanm

    If you get pulled over by the police, do not pick up your phone until the officer requests to see your driver licence.

    soon at a roadside near you, cops pulling their weapons and yelling “get you hands off the phone!”

  40. woolfe

    Hey, (the good?) DrB is having fun and we are along for the ride (which may or may not happen). Waiting for the next instalment!

  41. stackja

    johanna
    #3096751, posted on July 4, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Box office ticket sales? Ticket price today as against 1940s?

  42. Some History

    It is with great sadness that I post this link.

    A Jim Beam warehouse filled with 45,000 barrels of bourbon caught fire

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/us/jim-beam-warehouse-fire-kentucky-trnd/index.html

  43. C.L.

    Wow. No politician here would ever dare to speak the truth like Putin did. A very thoughtful response from him.

    Most mature (and, strangely, most Christian) analysis you will see from any world leader.
    That’s including the ‘pope.’

  44. johanna

    stackja, a bit cryptic.

    Say again in plain English.

  45. `

    At least they died happy………..
    n 2018, about 18,000 barrels of bourbon were lost when a warehouse in Bardstown, Kentucky, collapsed during building work. The bourbon run off killed about 1,000 fish in nearby waterways.

  46. johanna

    Booker has pegged out? So sad, he was a great fighter againt unreason and injustice.

    Vale, Christopher Booker.

  47. Some History

    Very sadly a great has laid down his pen for the last time.
    Delingpole: RIP Christopher Booker, the World’s Greatest Climate Change Sceptic

    Sorry to hear that journalist and writer Christopher Booker, the first editor of Private Eye, has died.
    In 2007 Forest was delighted to host a special event to mark the publication of ‘Scared To Death: From BSE to Global Warming’, a book he co-wrote with Richard North.
    One of the chapters was on passive smoking. Like us, Booker looked at the evidence and was highly dubious that ‘secondhand smoke’ was a significant risk to non-smokers.
    He wrote:
    For years, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on trying to prove that smokers not only harmed themselves but also the health of those around them, the anti-smoking campaigners found the evidence they wanted frustratingly elusive.
    So when the two most comprehensive studies of passive smoking ever carried out each came up with findings that non-smokers living with smokers faced no significantly increased risk of cancer, their antismoking sponsors did all they could to get the reports suppressed.
    In a pattern familiar from other scares, the researchers were subjected to a torrent of personal vilification. By the time a wave of smoking bans swept through Europe and America in the early 21st century, the official statistics used to justify them had become not just exaggerated but wholly fictitious.

    http://taking-liberties.squarespace.com/blog/2019/7/3/christopher-booker-first-editor-of-private-eye-dies.html

  48. C.L.

    Well, the search is over, my friends.
    For months the ABC has been scouring the world for one and, finally, BINGO:

    Israel Folau’s comments had no impact on the Christian faith of this gay Pacific Islands rugby player.

  49. `

    Very sadly a great has laid down his pen for the last time.

    Thanks for the link BoN.

  50. Notafan

    Maria and BG cruising in Cuba.

  51. MatrixTransform

    Caol Ila is the only peaty one in that bunch.

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention that.

    Some people hate the peat and I wouldnt recommend it to a new whisky drinker

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s one for Numbers.

    Swedish Party Leader: Gun Violence ‘Extreme for a Country Not at War’

    Swedish Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson has slammed the surge of gun violence across the country as Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has vowed new measures to tackle gang crime.

    Mats Löfving, head of the police’s national operational department Noa, commented on the shootings this year saying: “The development is unacceptable. In many cases, military automatic weapons are used. We see a reduction in the number of those injured in firearm violence, but the killing does not go down.”

    Weirdly the article mentions nothing about the perpetrators of gun violence except for that “gang” reference. I wonder who it is? Sweden’s gun laws are tighter than ours.

    Would you believe that I believe that it isn’t the gun laws that are the problem? Or that lawlessness of certain demographics is actually the real problem? Wow I’ll be skinned alive for even thinking such a haram thing.

  53. Mother Lode

    If a ‘world heritage area’ (Warragamba dam catchment) is locked up so absolutely nobody can visit now or any time in the future*, do the Aboriginal cultural sites exist

    Well, I am glad you asked, duncanm.

    In spite of the name an Aboriginal Heritage Site has nothing to do with Aborigines. It is a bit like German Chocolate Cake – it is not a German recipe at all. It was invented in the US by an American man named Samuel German (I swear to God I am not making that up).

    To see what an Aboriginal Heritage Site (AHS) really is you look at how it is determined. It is not done by demonstrating a historical connection with Aborigines (who did not keep records anyway).

    It is determined by the presence of broken stones, or a knapped stone (which could just as easily have been dropped in passing – not really ‘heritage’), a daub of paint, or perhaps some scorched dirt that was once under a fire.

    A troop of mischievous Boy Scouts can probably account for 50% of the sites recognised today.

  54. Mother Lode

    Caol Ila is the only peaty one in that bunch.

    I don’t mind Caol Ila – as a lighter option.

  55. lotocoti

    Israel Folau’s comments had no impact …

    Hang on.
    Weren’t homosexual rugby players supposed to be going all Jonestown over Izzy’s comments?

  56. Old School Conservative

    Dr B. you have been a very naughty boy for not texting your pseudo-parents

    Saw that in action recently johanna.
    Grandson went to Europe for schoolies.
    I reckon his parents spent more time communicating with him via phone, Facebook, and Instagram than they had spoken to him in the last 12 months.
    Not to mention pouring over his itinerary every waking second to work out what he was doing at all hours of the day.

    Mr and Mrs OSC simply gave him some spending money and a slap up dinner/debrief on return.

  57. MatrixTransform

    as a lighter option.

    one of the reasons I love that stuff is that it isnt overpowering.

  58. will

    DrBeauGan
    #3096729, posted on July 4, 2019 at 6:44 am
    Dr B. you have been a very naughty boy for not texting you pseudo-parents here every six hours to make sure that UROK.

    I have checked up on Maria, and there is something wrong with her phone number in the official records. Of course, that might be the official records. She answers calls quickly enough.

    so she is available to randomly answering her phone? likely no BF or hubby about, just maybe a pimp.

    Good work Dr BG, keep up the investigation, with more frequent reports.

    Maybe you should ask to meet her parents.

  59. stackja

    johanna
    #3096764, posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:14 am
    stackja, a bit cryptic.

    Say again in plain English.

    Box office ticket sales? Ticket price today as against 1940s?

    Thanks, ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ for reminding us why inflation matters
    July 3, 2019 9.42am AEST

    Motion picture inflation
    The average price to buy a movie ticket in the U.S. hit $9 last year, up from less than a quarter in 1939, when ‘Gone with the Wind’ came out.

    As a result, “Endgame” drops to 17th place. “Avatar” slips to 15th with $877 million in adjusted ticket sales. “Gone with the Wind,” released in 1939, meanwhile, vaults to first place with $1.8 billion in adjusted ticket sales.

    In Australia?

  60. MatrixTransform

    Jim Beam barrels on fire ?

    theyre saving the environment

  61. Bubbles

    Does anyone have a good recipe for Orange Gin Liqueur.
    Lost the one given to me in 1974, dammit.
    Gift of an hilarious old trooper from Hampshire who correctly identified 1974 Oz as the last bastion of prohibition culture. She may have correctly forecast 2020 as well.

  62. Mother Lode

    What was that link eearlier to a column called ‘Ask Clem’?

    What an astonishing tour de force of writhing about in dialectical spiderweb – the more an ensnared creature struggles, the more entangled and tightly bound it becomes.

    Championing the sense a child has of its entitlement to advocacy?

    Compare this sterile sophistry to the original issue – a Grandfather playing with his grandchild blowing bubbles. The kid wants him to keep going so he says “Okay, give me a hug and I will.” She sees this as coercion.

    Anyway, sod the progressives. The stuff Clem has written about men is vastly more offensive than anything Izzy wrote. Given her attitude to males and her laughable pretense at intellectualism I reckon her spawn is going to turn out a real pearler.

  63. pete m

    Idea for trolling lefties by usa patriots
    Wave nike flags with “just do it” while smacking antifa wankers and wearing colin k’s shoes

  64. Geriatric Mayfly

    It is determined by the presence of broken stones, or a knapped stone (which could just as easily have been dropped in passing – not really ‘heritage’), a daub of paint, or perhaps some scorched dirt that was once under a fire.

    You overlook the shell middens which pop up at convenient times along our beaches. Wind and tide had no part in such accumulations.

  65. stackja

    Lightning strike causes major fire at a Jim Beam facility in Kentucky
    msn.com
    1 hour ago – Over 2 million gallons of Jim Beam bourbon was destroyed.

    As the old-time preacher might have said “May lightning strike the demon drink”

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lambie’s vote locks in Coalition victory over tax cuts

    Simon Benson
    National Affairs Editor
    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    @rosieslewis
    12:00AM July 4, 2019
    237 Comments

    The Morrison government has locked in the crossbench support it needs to have its $158 billion ­personal income tax package ­legislated today when the Senate votes on the plan to deliver further financial relief for about 10 million workers.

    The Australian understands Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie late yesterday joined Centre Alliance’s Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff in agreeing to pass the tax cuts in full without amendment, following negotiations led by the government’s ­Senate leader, ­Mathias Cormann.

    A senior government source ­revealed last night that Senator Lambie had given the government a commitment she would support the tax cuts in full today.

    With the support of independent senator Cory Bernardi already secured, the ­Coalition last night had the four crossbench votes it needed to get to 39 and ensure the bill could pass the Senate today.

    Labor’s shadow cabinet will meet again today to make a final decision on whether it will vote against the full package if it fails to secure amendments that would split the bill by bringing forward lower-end tax relief while ­dumping longer-term tax relief for middle- and higher-income earners. The Australian understands a growing number of Labor MPs have told the leadership team they do not want to be put in a position where they are forced to vote against tax cuts.

    The passage of the package would bring the total legislated ­income tax relief delivered by the Coalition over the past two years to $302bn.

    It would immediately deliver $1080 in tax relief to those earning between $48,000 and $90,000 under stage one of the plan, which has bipartisan support.

    Labor wants to bring forward tax cuts scheduled for 2022-23 and carve out stage three, which from 2024-25 lowers the tax rate from 32.5 per cent to 30 per cent for Australians earning between $45,000 and $200,000.

    The third phase would cost the budget $95bn to 2029-30.

    From the Oz. “Here’s the deal, Jacquie. Support the tax cuts, or we lease Tasmania back to the British Crown, as a penal colony.”

  67. johanna

    Sorry, stackja, I still don’t understand your point.

    American movies have been losing market share for a while now – as documented by John Nolte at Breitbart.

  68. stackja

    johanna
    #3096792, posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:54 am
    Sorry, stackja, I still don’t understand your point.

    American movies have been losing market share for a while now – as documented by John Nolte at Breitbart.

    Market share measured by ticket sales? At what price? I don’t know John Nolte at Breitbart must look.

  69. duncanm

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3096789, posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:51 am

    You overlook the shell middens which pop up at convenient times along our beaches. Wind and tide had no part in such accumulations.

    middens are for amateurs.

    A non-profit sports club I am involved with almost had a project completely derailed by the discovery of a single oyster shell.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You overlook the shell middens which pop up at convenient times along our beaches. Wind and tide had no part in such accumulations.

    I’m remembering the “well which was dug by the tribal elders, and was a sacred site” that had been dug by the Australian Army during the Second World War…

  71. Helen

    Lizzie, that was tongue in cheek, I didn’t mean to trigger you, too. I should have put an irony emoji thingy there – if there is such a thing. I am sorry.

    But back to smoking, Ellie, your father sanctioned first puff beats my stolen mother one, for sure.

    Lizzie, I know what you meant about thinking about the next fag while lighting up the current one.

    My first thought on waking was when I could have my first fag, and I would slip out to my smoking table – a nicle little blue wraught iron affair with machining chairs – for my last before bed. I became an expert at identifying other indulgers at every social occasion and the dark band of brothers and sisters would converge somewhere to share the stigma with the smoke.

    I do miss that, the membership of that edgy pariah up yours group, but I dont miss the addiction. I didnt even like it in the end other than the sweet buzz of the nicotine hitting my veins with the first drag, the coughing, the stink, the expense, the concern from Captain, I didnt like that at all. Yet I miss it. Like all addiction, it is the withdrawal that becomes the overlord, rather than the hit.

  72. hzhousewife

    A non-profit sports club I am involved with almost had a project completely derailed by the discovery of a single oyster shell.

    Crikey. I expect my lemon tree will be heritage listed in due course then.

  73. Helen

    I’m remembering the “tap which was plumbed by tribal elders, and was a sacred site” that had been supplied by the station …

    Actual Newcastle Waters Land Claim pronouncement by elders to the learned judge. Made no difference, in the end. They make claims and have memories, we provide facts and all the facts brushed to one side – irrelevant.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle

    This scientific finding could actually cause a war.

    Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery (via Drudge)

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Goliath the Greek? Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical Israelites.

    The Philistines mostly resided in five cities along the southern coast of what is today Israel and the Gaza Strip during the early Iron Age, around 3,000 years ago. In the Bible, David fought the Philistine giant Goliath in a duel, and Samson slew a thousand of their warriors with the jawbone of an ass.

    Now, a study of genetic material extracted from skeletons unearthed in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon in 2013 has found a DNA link. It connects the Philistines to populations in southern Europe during the Bronze Age.

    The study, spearheaded by researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Institute and Wheaton College in Illinois, was published Wednesday in the research journal Science Advances.

    If it comes out that the Palestinians are really Greeks the head explosions could well become real explosions. Does the Max Planck Institute have insurance for fatwas?

  75. Mother Lode

    Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery

    Okay, we’ve had our fun. Can we finally leave the people who drink blended scotches alone?

  76. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    FACEBOOK LIBRA: DEMOCRATS DEMAND IMMEDIATE HALT TO CRYPTOCURRENCY OVER ‘SERIOUS RISKS’
    Lawmakers say Libra and Calibra digital wallet may expose people to ‘serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks’

  77. Siltstone

    I recall a project where the white archeaologist had to teach the TO’s how to make stone implements.

  78. calli

    Do you have attractive kidneys, DrBeau?

    Be careful dear man.

  79. johanna

    I do miss that, the membership of that edgy pariah up yours group, but I dont miss the addiction. I didnt even like it in the end other than the sweet buzz of the nicotine hitting my veins with the first drag, the coughing, the stink, the expense, the concern from Captain, I didnt like that at all. Yet I miss it. Like all addiction, it is the withdrawal that becomes the overlord, rather than the hit.

    FMD. In half a century of enjoyable smoking, I had no idea that it was ‘the sweet buzz of nicotine hitting my veins.’ I don’t know much about such things, but from what I do know there is no such thing. Just how does nicotine hit the veins with a ‘sweet buzz?’ What nonsense. You are just making it up.

    Reformed smokers are consumed with misery and the desire to punish others.

  80. Peter

    Tour guide at Lawn Hill explaining bush tucker referred to one particular root vegetable as needing hours of boiling to make it palatable. Was going to ask how that was achieved but icy stare from SWMBO kept me mute.

    Must be getting old.

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I recall a project where the white archeaologist had to teach the TO’s how to make stone implements.

    I saw my younger brother teaching two ingenuous how to throw a boomerang…. he had been given one as a birthday present, and they asked him “What’s that?”

  82. johanna

    calli, please tell me that you are not joining the brigade that regards Dr B as their 18 year old daughter on her first trip to Bali.

    Text me every six hours – RUOK?

    Don’t speak to strangers.

    Stay with the group.

    FFS, Dr B is having a whale of a time, and it is amusing to find people on this allegedly libertarian blog acting like helicopter parents.

  83. Helen

    Dave in Marybrook
    #3096757, posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Skynet draws ever closer, and the first salvo will be on the highways, car-driving comrades.

    Do you think the states will give up their speeding fines revenue that easily?

  84. Geriatric Mayfly

    Now, a study of genetic material extracted from skeletons unearthed in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon in 2013 has found a DNA link. It connects the Philistines to populations in southern Europe during the Bronze Age.

    It’s these sorts of discoveries that our own Native brothers and sisters dread. Hence, any museum specimens must be rounded up and ‘ returned to the land’ wherein they will never see the light of day again.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    Watch out for internecine warfare Calli.

    Linked Protesters Block San Francisco Pride Parade Route

    Multiple protesters dropped to the ground on San Francisco’s Market Street Sunday morning, halting the city’s world-famous Pride parade for about one hour as they spoke out against police and corporations being involved in Pride festivities. . .

    Yep, lefties are protesting against LBTQ people because the LBTQ people are being sponsored by the pigs and ebil corporations. Will there be blood and bodily fluids in the streets, to go with the number twos?

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘What’s that?’

    Zulu, I trust your brother told them it was a recreated ancient Polish hunting device.

  87. John Constantine

    Once your digital drivers licence is on your phone alongside your digital wallet, it makes ‘on the spot traffic fines’ really mean something.

    Tap and go free.

    Comrades.

  88. Some History

    Gwyneth Paltrow has managed to “consciously uncouple” some fans.

    Fury at Gwyneth Paltrow over wellness summit: ‘A f - - king extortionist’

    https://pagesix.com/2019/07/02/fury-at-gwyneth-over-wellness-summit-a-f%E2%80%8A-%E2%80%8A-%E2%80%8Aking-extortionist/

  89. Leigh Lowe

    FFS, Dr B is having a whale of a time, and it is amusing to find people on this allegedly libertarian blog acting like helicopter parents.

    Calm down.
    He is on a “Geriatrics and Invalids” cruise to Noumea.
    The most exotic ethnic he has met is the Phillipino chap who replenishes the buffet.

  90. calli

    Cruised around San Fran today on the top of one of those tourist buses. The wind on the bridge nearly blew me out of it. Fibally got to Alamo Square and the painted laidies. Meh. But the view was great.

    I have come to the conclusion that dusky American women are the most loudmouthed, aggressive and entitled people on the planet. And they wobble at you menacingly, so the immediate reaction is to step back to avoid the crush. I have had several encounters today that I would rather forget.

    The only homelessness I saw was in the Tenderloin, much of the misery looked like mental issues. Rents here are astronomical.

    There was a great sea lion on the platform at Pier 39, surrounded by his harem, loudly warning off any stray male who wanted to hop onto his spot. Two platforms down was a younger male, pretending not to care, yawning ostentatiously in the sun, waiting his moment. Quite a pantomime.

  91. Eyrie

    “I have checked up on Maria, and there is something wrong with her phone number in the official records. Of course, that might be the official records. She answers calls quickly enough.”
    Dr BG, she’s most likely working for the Cuban security services and has been assigned to you.

  92. calli

    I’m sure you do satire, Joh.

    I do. Oodles of it.

  93. Roger

    If it comes out that the Palestinians are really Greeks the head explosions could well become real explosions.

    The Palestinians are actually of J3wish descent.

  94. calli

    He is on a “Geriatrics and Invalids” cruise to Noumea.

    I’m feeling positively youthful on this one.

    Dodge the walking frames. Brutal old buggers.

  95. johanna

    Mother Lode
    #3096807, posted on July 4, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery

    Okay, we’ve had our fun. Can we finally leave the people who drink blended scotches alone?

    I only drink blended Scotches, preferably Ballantines, or otherwise Bells or Teachers.

    I tried, really tried, with the purist versions, but they were sickly sweet, like Southern Comfort bourbon. My big encounter with Southern Comfort years ago ensures that I still feel sick when I smell it.

    There is nothing worse than cheap or bad Scotch. The headache next day is like two CFMEU guys with hammers on your head.

  96. Roger

    I only drink blended Scotches, preferably Ballantines, or otherwise Bells or Teachers.

    De gustibus non est disputandum.

    But Ballantines…seriously?!

    😉

  97. calli

    I see Sinc has his “We the People” up.

    The place is full of bunting and flags. Every horizontal surface has swags stapled to it. The bay is a brilliant blue, the sky is clear. Helicopters are buzzing around like flies, and the blue and yellow ferries are going hell for leather around the port.

    I am looking out of my window at the Bay Bridge – a clever double decker design. We sail out tonight and I plan to watch the city go by while sipping champagne on the balcony. Tomorrow night will be the Long Beach fireworks, with rockets bursting in air. Good stuff.

  98. Old School Conservative

    FFS, Dr B is having a whale of a time, and it is amusing to find people on this allegedly libertarian blog acting like helicopter parents.

    Yes he is having a whale of a time johanna.
    And those of us observing from afar are simply having a traditional Aussie dig at him.
    The comments are said more in jest than deep seated worry.
    “Send lawyers, guns and money” is a good example of such good old scoffing.

  99. calli

    There is also much…much TDS on the ship. For the sake of my blood pressure, I avoid mentioning Agent Orange’s name. The card is still forced upon me though.

    He’s driving them all crazy.

  100. egg_

    Peaceful and calm always beats vicious and violent

    HUGE: Conservatives Plan MASSIVE ‘End Domestic Terrorism’ Rally Against Portland Antifa

    “We’re planning this massive rally with the calm, peaceful intention to push back against the violence from Antifa,” Tarrio told Big League Politics. “The Portland Mayor and police need to understand that conservatives are peaceful people who just want to our First Amendment protected.”

    M0nster’s Antifa mates escape through a loophole from the parallel Clown Universe?

  101. Mother Lode

    The headache next day is like two CFMEU guys with hammers on your head.

    I assume you mean two CFMEU guys managing the vote on a union ballot – hammer is precisely the word they likely use.

    Because you meant CFMEU guys actually working – well, we would all wish such serene inactivity upon people.

  102. johanna

    calli, the tour bus is not going to take you past the homeless encampments.

    When I stayed for a month in San Francisco, it was one of the most beautiful cities in the world. True, I was in Pacific Heights, at the Consul General’s residence, but being a barfly I got around. I hit the gay bars on Castro, and crossed the bridge to Oakland to see The Who. It was the epitome of city living.

    San Francisco was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. To see it reverting to a medieval state of mega rich and peasants pooing on the street is very sad indeed.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chicom diaspora at work
    Engineer faces 219 years in prison for smuggling US military chips to China
    The chips have been used by DARPA and the US Air Force.

  104. C.L.

    Hey, let’s encourage gay men to donate blood again.

    But because Mr Henry is gay, his bags of blood are discarded.

    “It’s really disheartening,” he said.

    “I’ve always wanted to be a donor, but I’m ineligible…”

    The LGBT community has long been pushing for changes to blood donation rules.

    Gay men hope Red Cross blood donor waiting period will be reduced following latest review.

  105. hzhousewife

    The blood from gay men could always be assigned exclusively to other gay men……..

  106. I have come to the conclusion that dusky American women are the most loudmouthed, aggressive and entitled people on the planet.

    I have come to the conclusion that Catallaxy posters cannot avoid stereotyping and are the most entitled and judgemental people on the planet.

  107. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Chinese government made just 689 requests to Apple to access information about Apple devices, but the requests pertain to a massive 137,595 devices – more than seven times the number of devices in US requests and way over half the worldwide total.

  108. egg_

    “Vegan Australia spokesman Andy Faulkner […] Mr Faulkner would like CCTV to be mandatory on every farm that has animals”

    “Petting Zoo” fillums?

  109. Tom

    Hahaha. The angwy private has spoken, Calli. Don’t believe your lying eyes.

  110. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Numbies, stop teasing us already, give us the dirt on your Dirty Harry days in ‘nam. Don’t spare us the gory details, how many viet cong did you kill?

  111. Roger

    Morrison finds his voice on religious freedom…sort of:

    “I think it’s important ultimately that employers have reasonable expectations of their employees and that they don’t impinge on their areas of private practice, and private belief or private activity.”

    Given that the privatisation of religious belief and practice is the issue, he should have used ‘personal’ instead of ‘private’.

    Let’s hope his promised legislation gets it right.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    So, after lots of posturing, Jacqui-Jackie gets her meeja exposure and agrees to full tax cuts.
    Zali trying to photo-bomb all Senate doorstop interviews.
    Albo is a shag on a rock.

  113. dover_beach

    From CL’s link:

    Mr Henry said the fact his blood went to waste because he was sexually active was an issue of equality.

    No, it isn’t.

  114. Mother Lode

    Peaceful and calm always beats vicious and violent

    Ah! Peace – the new hate speech.

    It will be interesting seeing masked booble-heads – scrawny bodies big mouths – from Antifa turning up with their star pickets and baseball bats planning to silence with violence and intimidation the people they call fascists.

    Actually they will be hoping for one of the conservatives to fight back so they can get that on film and claim the conservatives were not really peaceful protesters.

    And, of course, there will be a viral video of a physically under-developed specimen drumming his little balled fists on some guys chest who finally loses his temper and lays the little fascist shit out with one hit.

    Or the ones where little fascists run away when their balaclavas are pulled off. Or when they start crying because a policeman says they are going to arrest them.

    I don’t necessarily have a problem with Antifa goons, as long as they are kept in enclosures and people can pay two bits to throw baseballs from a bucket at them. But letting them out on the street? That is just bad taste.

  115. C.L.

    Also at that link …

    Denmark has announced it is scrapping the deferral period for gay men in monogamous relationships and other gay and bisexual men can donate after four months without sex.

    Remember this if you’re ever hospitalised in Denmark. The blood you get may be from a gay man who claims to be “monogamous” or four months chaste.

  116. Mother Lode

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This is absurd.

    [email protected]?

  117. Mother Lode

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Basebowl?

  118. Mother Lode

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Moderation?

  119. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Albo is a shag on a rock.

    A rub and tug on a rock? 🙂

  120. C.L.

    One for Zep groupie Johanna:

    Jimmy Page’s girlfriend is 30. He’s 75.

    The twice-married Stairway To Heaven guitarist is worth £110million and has been dating the pre-Raphaelite-style poetess for four years.

    He’s looking pretty damned fit, I’ll give him that.
    And she is lovely – what hair!

  121. Leigh Lowe

    From C.L.’s link:-

    The LGBT community has long been pushing for changes to blood donation rules.

    “For young gay men that didn’t grow up in the 80s and the 90s when there were concerns about blood safety, I think there is a real sense of surprise that these policies exist,” Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) chief executive Darryl O’Donnell said.

    The fact that gays in 2019 are ignorant about AIDS in the 1980s and are “surprised” at the policy is all the more reason to be wary.
    They also quote Seth Effrica as having no waiting period.
    Presumably the Saffies are completely AIDS free?
    No?

  122. Dr Faustus

    “Vegan Australia spokesman Andy Faulkner […] Mr Faulkner would like CCTV to be mandatory on every farm that has animals”

    In another time and place, this comment would have been met with a shrug – and Mr Faulkner would never have been mentioned again by polite folk.

    As it stands, this is someone’s policy framework.

  123. duncanm

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3096847, posted on July 4, 2019 at 10:05 am
    chicom diaspora at work
    Engineer faces 219 years in prison for smuggling US military chips to China
    The chips have been used by DARPA and the US Air Force.

    that sounds like a beat up – simple commercial espionage (Chicom firm trying to duplicate semiconductor manufacturing processes &/or designs), rather than military theft.

  124. dover_beach

    And she is lovely – what hair!

    Indeed. Puts to shame those girls that straighten their hair to death.

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “I’ve always wanted to be a donor, but I’m ineligible…”

    Biological realities once more trump feelz.
    But look at it this way: the AIDS virus doesn’t discriminate.

  126. Roger

    The twice-married Stairway To Heaven guitarist is worth £110million

    Who knew being in a cover band could be so profitable?

  127. Dr Faustus

    Albo is a shag on a rock.
    A rub and tug on a rock?

    Vairy good.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Me lub you long time Mr Albo.

  129. Some History

    Remember “Laugh In”.
    Comedian and actor Arte Johnson who co-starred on Laugh-In with Goldie Hawn and Ruth Buzzi dies at age 90 from heart failure

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7210795/Comedian-actor-Arte-Johnson-Laugh-dies-age-90-heart-failure.html

    Very Interesting

  130. C.L.

    Who knew being in a cover band could be so profitable?

    Tough but fair.

  131. Ellen of Tasmania

    Morrison finds his voice on religious freedom…sort of:

    Meanwhile:

    “In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal has upheld the rights of UK Christians to freely express their faith by handing victory to former student social worker Felix Ngole.

    Overturning a High Court decision to uphold Felix’s expulsion from Sheffield University, the crucial outcome represents a major development of the law. It is now clear that Christians have the legal right to express Biblical views on social media and elsewhere in public without fear for their professional careers.”

    https://www.christianconcern.com/our-issues/freedom/felix-ngole-wins-appeal-in-victory-for-christian-freedoms

  132. mh

    I shall obviously have to fight for my virtue at some point. These days, I usually win.

    Alas.

    I can see this ending with Dr BG returning home leaving Maria unfulfilled, and one of us Cats having to fly out there to give Maria a proper seeing to.

  133. Des Deskperson

    ‘I was in Pacific Heights, at the Consul General’s residence, ‘

    Why on earth do we have a Consul-General in San Francisco when we also have one in LA??

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    When I stayed for a month in San Francisco, it was one of the most beautiful cities in the world. True, I was in Pacific Heights, at the Consul General’s residence, but being a barfly I got around. I hit the gay bars on Castro, and crossed the bridge to Oakland to see The Who. It was the epitome of city living.

    Me, me, me, me, Johanna?

    Unlike you, I don’t actually mind this. Nothing wrong with you saying how much you enjoyed San Fran and offering some gen on it. Been there myself, stayed at the Westin where the UN was formed, and felt sorry for the panhandlers on its steps.

    Viva Catallaxy.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Why on earth do we have a Consul-General in San Francisco when we also have one in LA??

    The gays.

  136. Leigh Lowe

    Why on earth do we have a Consul-General in San Francisco when we also have one in LA??

    The gays.

    It is not called the Department of Foreign Affairies for nothing.

  137. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Indeed. Puts to shame those girls that straighten their hair to death.

    My daughter has gorgeous natural blonde curls, but she straightens her hair to be fashionable. She now has the very straight hair that nature awarded me, and while it looks OK on her, nicer than mine, she still looks better with curls. As I would, if I could be bothered making them all the time. 🙁

  138. egg_

    It will be interesting seeing masked booble-heads – scrawny bodies big mouths – from Antifa turning up with their star pickets and baseball bats planning to silence with violence and intimidation the people they call fascists.

    Lenin had to get the dregs of society to kill the Russian royal family; likewise M0nster’s brethren.

  139. notafan

    There is also much…much TDS on the ship. For the sake of my blood pressure, I avoid mentioning Agent Orange’s name. The card is still forced upon me though.

    He’s driving them all crazy.

    I would be wanting to know what he did to them, personally.

    Funny how those more grievous hurt by Trump are the ones that can afford to go on cruises.

    I shudder at the thought of being cooped up with such a bunch of prog whingers.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    I once had a shit in Union Square if anyone is interested.

  141. C.L.

    I have newfound respect for Page after seeing he has embraced mature man’s dress sense. Very cool.

    By contrast, Survivor front man and Eye of The Tiger writer, Jim Peterik, is not letting go …
    Sure, laugh. But remember that royalty mailbox money continues to make him a very wealthy man.
    And he has Sly Stallone and the snobbery of Queen to thank for it (as he explains):

  142. Some History

    Screenplay in the works?

    A Tourist in Qba

  143. Leigh Lowe

    I can see this ending with Dr BG returning home leaving Maria unfulfilled, and one of us Cats having to fly out there to give Maria a proper seeing to.

    Good luck trying to shag the figment of someone’s imagination.

  144. egg_

    Albo is a shag on a rock.

    The dolt got sucked in by the Labya wymminses into a Union stoush.

  145. rickw

    I have come to the conclusion that Catallaxy posters cannot avoid stereotyping and are the most entitled and judgemental people on the planet.

    Pretty much like you are with gun owners?

  146. Dr Faustus

    It is obviously important to manage the risk in the donated blood supply.

    Like every one else who spent more than six months in the UK between 1980 and 1996 (and is now condemned to die horribly of Mad Cow disease), I have been prohibited from giving blood for the past 20+ years because of the risk of passing on Variant CJD. Notwithstanding that there have been exactly zero cases/deaths from VCJD in Australia during that time.

    Hard to square away that standard of prudent risk management with:

    The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby’s Dale Park said the restrictions were introduced at a time of “fear and prejudice” around homosexuality and the deferral period should be set to three months or less.

    “We want a fair and equitable society,” Mr Park said.

    Fairness and equity for straight carnivores. NOW!

  147. dover_beach

    I think there is a real sense of surprise…

    Whoopee-do. We are supposed to be sensitive to their pig-ignorance?

  148. notafan

    I have come to the conclusion that dusky American women are the most loudmouthed, aggressive and entitled people on the planet.

    That is a style adopted by many I;’ve noticed Calli they call it ‘attitude’

    What’s Wrong With African-American Women? (written by an African American man)

  149. dover_beach

    I have come to the conclusion that Catallaxy posters cannot avoid stereotyping and are the most entitled and judgemental people on the planet.

    LOL. A criticism of stereotyping engaging in stereotyping.

  150. Des Deskperson

    ‘I once had a shit in Union Square if anyone is interested.’

    A rather unkind description, but who was he?

  151. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    amazing

  152. Rafe Champion

    Wind and sunWatch updated for the morning peak.

    THURSDAY 4 MORNING. At 8.15 the sun and wind combined to provide 3.5GW, 13% of 27.5. Wind alone provided 2.2 or 8%.

    As demand went down the sun was coming up and the unreliables were settling down to eat the lunch of the coal-fired stations for the rest of the day until the sun goes down just before the real work of the day has to be done.

  153. Some History

    Jim Peterik…

    He looks like Joe Pesci with purple hair.

    What’s with the cowboy boots?

    “I don’t want to be a cowboy”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUwxYPa1pjU

    https://imgur.com/r9hqA19

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m feeling positively youthful on this one.
    Dodge the walking frames. Brutal old buggers.

    Sounds rather like our cruise, Calli. Cunard does attract the oldies splashing out big with their last dollars as they push around leaning on their walkers, or on their rellies, who have come along for a free trip with gran in bed after 7pm. Never, ever, take an ‘early dinner’ option on any cruise as these shirkers are no fun and do not dine late. Hairy and I took the stairs most times rather than struggle with the frame generation in the lifts. Bounded up and down them like the youngsters we are! 🙂

    I did blog here some years back about the glory of the Painted Ladies on a walking tour I took in San Fran(Hairy in meetings as was often the case on our travels in the past). Didn’t have the children with us that time, although first time we went there the children were very young, and unbeknownst to us, the hotel was very gay indeed. They thought they were in some sort of fairyland, and they were not too wrong.

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender, thanks for your Berlin impressions; similar to ours when there a year or so ago.
    I expect the number of African sad cases has not diminished much, if at all, either.

  156. Cactus

    Top Ender – don’t forget to go to
    1) the Stasi museum
    2) The Pergamon museum (there is the ancient walls of Babylon and a Greek Temple)

    The nightlife in Berlin is pretty damn good too. With the population split between government workers, students and the unemployed there is an entire city of people with nothing to do tomorrow. So party on Wayne!

  157. Some History

    Jerry didn’t want to be a pirate, either.

  158. Cactus

    I thought the memorial to the book burning at Humboldt University square was pretty cool too. Especially at night.

    Also the Jewish memorial is quite a visual thing to walk into with the blocks small and then you get deeper and deeper and the light is blocked out, you get disorientated and lost. Quite a sensory experience.

  159. Mark A

    This cruise business sounds stranger and stranger to me.
    What and where is the fun?

    OK, no need to answer, I never got cooped up in a place with no escape route as desirable.

  160. Tom

    American media leftards are losing their minds about Trump’s Independence Day military parade. He’s playing them like a piano. Hilarious!

    I’ll be tuning in from 0145am AEST for the spectacle of thousands of leftards melting down at the sight of Abrams tanks and ballistic missiles paraded on Independence Day just like JFK did in 1961.

    Footnote: I once bought a World War II Blitz army truck and, like Arky, rebuilt it as therapy after a manic period of working two jobs. I’d love one of those Abrams tanks to hoon around the paddocks in.

  161. egg_

    Lesbian penguins become adoptive parents as aquarium gives them an egg from a mating pair

    Penny Wong?

  162. Helen

    joh, it feels like – this take a drag, feel all tingly and buzzy, and slightly faint – assume from nicotine using lung pathway to enter blood stream. Just like Oxygen. No, not making it up, true blue. Don’t doubt it affects different people differently. And I don’t tell porkies, joh. Here is a reference for you, which you could have searched for before labelling me a liar.

    When tobacco is smoked, nicotine rapidly reaches peak levels in the bloodstream and enters the brain.

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This cruise business sounds stranger and stranger to me.
    What and where is the fun?

    On the larger cruise ships, you may as well be locked in your local R.S.L. – small ship cruises are the way to go.

  164. notafan

    You are right OSC

    I used to give my kids some general advice and then cross my fingers til they got home. When my daughter and a uni mate went to Europe over the Christmas break I did suggest that they take turns getting paralytic drunk, which they took, the mate was ejected from a hotel in Ireland of all places she was so bad, lucky she had a sober friend to get her home (no self incriminating stories were shared). Drunk girls are vulnerable and that is a fact. They did get chased down a street somewhere in Spain by a group of men, glad my daughter is a good runner. She now hates Spain though.

    And naturally because I asked please don’t hitch hike in Spain they hitchhiked in France (where they went on spur of the moment), very funny, girls.

    Another went on her own on a side trip to Morocco which I did not want her to do, mostly with a tour which placated her mother but she had one night in a ghastly hostel with no electricity and a creepy manager, she spent the night sitting up with a Dutch guy who didn’t like it any more than she did and they made their escape at first light.

    Good to see BG is doing background checks on his new best friend (haha), but please don’t tell us a third time about the 3CUC helados. It ain’t that cheap, or that interesting either.

  165. rickw

    On the larger cruise ships, you may as well be locked in your local R.S.L. – small ship cruises are the way to go.

    Locked in a small RSL??!!

  166. Diogenes

    I’ll be tuning in from 0145am AEST for the spectacle of thousands of leftards melting down at the sight of Abrams tanks and ballistic missiles paraded on Independence Day just like JFK did in 1961.

    Leftist paradises like Nth Korea, the USSR, Cuba, China and Venezuala seem to mark their big days with big military parades – so what is the proble

  167. notafan

    On the larger cruise ships, you may as well be locked in your local R.S.L. – small ship cruises are the way to go.

    I would be very surprised if small were guaranteed to be free of obnoxious loud mouths.

  168. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3096919, posted on July 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

    On the larger cruise ships, you may as well be locked in your local R.S.L. – small ship cruises are the way to go.

    I suppose it takes care of the organising of itinerary, there is some merit to that.

  169. Some History

    Old mates struggling to recognise rebranded Israel Folau

    Friends and rugby associates of Israel Folau claim they are struggling to recognise the rebranded star.
    As Folau buries himself into fighting his sacking by Rugby Australia for airing his forthright religious views, including condemning gays to hell, it seems he is growing increasingly distant from those he used to rub shoulders with.
    They believe his new entourage – which The Australian newspaper labelled “the merry band of preachers, spinmeisters, lawyers and advisers” – are taking things to a new level.
    In an article in The Australian, a former rugby associate of Folau felt the sacked Wallaby was an easy target for religious freedom campaigners.
    The anonymous associate said the statements issued by Folau #teamjesus in recent days no longer “sounds like the Izzy I know”, including his “heavily scripted” interviews with Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones.
    Another former close friend and rugby associate described Folau as a “gentle, simple man”. But that was changing under new influencers headed by Melbourne PR outfit, Civic Reputation.
    He felt that was well illustrated by Folau’s “surreal” tweet last weekend when Folau supported a call by the ABC’s Drum presenter Julia Baird for an end to the “anonymous online attacks” directed at one of his critics, comedian Magda Szubanksi of Kath and Kim fame.
    “Izzy wouldn’t have known who Julia Baird is and he definitely would never have heard of Magda,” the former friend said.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/113988723/old-mates-struggling-to-recognise-rebranded-israel-folau

  170. Dr Faustus

    Big QWERTY+ fires a shot across Heteronormative Albo’s bows:

    Anthony Albanese denies he has any plans to water down LGBTIQ rights

    Sure buddy.
    But what about all the other evidence that you don’t properly love queerness?

    Last month when the Shadow cabinet was announced the position of Minister for Equality was dropped. Previously Labor had proposed the creation of both a ministerial position for equality, and a commissioner for gender and sexuality.

    While the Labor leader has denied he is in favour of watering down the party’s commitment to LGBTI people, the party has also said it will work with the government to introduce new religious discrimination laws. Many LGBTIQ+ rights advocates are concerned that these new laws may roll back long standing protections.

    Anthony Albanese: owned by everyone.

  171. Mark A

    Mark A
    #3096924, posted on July 4, 2019 at 11:22 am
    I suppose it takes care of the organising of itinerary, there is some merit to that.

    For me it’s half the fun and to change on a whim is just great.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would be very surprised if small were guaranteed to be free of obnoxious loud mouths.

    From my own experience, small ship cruises are free of obnoxious loudmouths – they have a different demographic.

  173. egg_

    “the merry band of preachers, spinmeisters, lawyers and advisers” – are taking things to a new level.

    When you’re in cage fight with the Gaystapo, you’d better be well armed.

  174. Some History

    What the world needs is a pirate with cowboy boots.

  175. Tom

    Trump’s former adviser Sebastian Gorka just said on Fox News that CNN won’t be covering Washington’s Independence Day parade and instead will screen a documentary about “white supremacy in America”.

    Should rate through the roof. Not.

    They’ve lost their minds. I’m starting to think CNN won’t exist in a decade. Maybe less.

  176. Mark A

    Alexander III of Scotland
    Everything went downhill between England and Scotland after he died and also his granddaughter to replace him on her way home from Norway died. (Mary? 7 at the time engaged to marry Edward’s son)

    The situation never changed since.

    Nothing to do with anything, just thought I put it out there.

  177. C.L.

    In an article in The Australian, a former rugby associate of Folau felt the sacked Wallaby was an easy target for religious freedom campaigners.

    By the studious use of the word “associate,” we can safely conclude he’s a bloke Folau doesn’t know very well. Another one of those cases – now a daily fake news convention – where the headline (Old mates struggling to recognise rebranded Israel Folau) has no resemblance whatsoever to the facts presented.

    The anonymous associate said the statements issued by Folau #teamjesus in recent days no longer “sounds like the Izzy I know”, including his “heavily scripted” interviews with Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones.

    Wait, not an associate but an anonymous associate.
    So he was the water boy or something.
    If he doesn’t sound the same as he used to, it may have something to do with the fact that the ARU sacked him for being a Christian.

  178. woolfe

    So, are we starting a Go Fund Me for KD to go over and shag Maria?

  179. C.L.

    Leftist paradises like Nth Korea, the USSR, Cuba, China and Venezuala seem to mark their big days with big military parades – so what is the problem?

    Some might say you’ve answered your own question.

  180. Shy Ted

    Close, egg, but the correct answer is Pengy Wong.

  181. Old School Conservative

    Some History
    #3096925, posted on July 4, 2019 at 11:22 am
    Old mates struggling to recognise rebranded Israel Folau

    Not one mentioned by name.
    I’ll bet my bottom dollar the old mates haven’t been spending time with Israel, giving support and lending an ear, or just having a meal together.
    Sounds like a PR attempt to demonise him, making any future fund raising more difficult.

  182. dover_beach

    Old mates struggling to recognise rebranded Israel Folau

    Because old mates are always there to background your enemies.

  183. DrBeauGan

    woolfe
    #3096759, posted on July 4, 2019 at 8:09 am
    Hey, (the good?) DrB is having fun and we are along for the ride (which may or may not happen). Waiting for the next instalment!

    I am home with Maria after dinner. The bad news is that she likes Lennon’s Imagine. The good news is that she likes men at work’s Down Under and danced to it. I have the video to prove it.

  184. Rae

    I would be very surprised if small were guaranteed to be free of obnoxious loud mouths.

    From my own experience, small ship cruises are free of obnoxious loudmouths – they have a different demographic.

    Oxymoron, old man. If you were on board that could not be true.

    Some cruising facts:

    Cunard and Holland America ships are old peoples homes on water. They cater primarily to the elderly and infirm.

    Small cruise ships lack facilities because they are … small.

    Big ship cruising, especially on the more modern ships, provides excellent facilities and entertainment and food.

    Princess cruise ships consistently have the best food. Royal Caribbean cruise ships have the next best food and are the biggest and best for on board entertainment:

    Oasis Class in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean

    Quantum Class in Australia

  185. DrBeauGan

    I don’t have Imagine in my collection of ancient pop. But I do have Down Under.

  186. zyconoclast

    men at work’s Down Under and danced to it. I have the video to prove it.

    Is this code for you are the man working down under her while she is horizontal dancing?

  187. DrBeauGan

    Now she’s singing along to yesterday.

  188. Trump’s former adviser Sebastian Gorka just said on Fox News that CNN won’t be covering Washington’s Independence Day parade and instead will screen a documentary about “white supremacy in America”.
    Should rate through the roof. Not.
    They’ve lost their minds. I’m starting to think CNN won’t exist in a decade. Maybe less.

    Should rate its tits off! (hardly)
    Indisputably they lack Kerry Packer’s instinct for what the public will watch.

  189. mh

    Dr BG,

    Strike while the iron is hot.

  190. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Helen, I’ve experienced that nicotine rush too; it is real, and sadly missed but my addiction is now well and truly over. You can beat it too, but you have to want to, and there’s the rub. I am the same with Yum Cha. I am a total hog with it once I get into the restaurant.

    Joh is very brusque, but what fun would it be if we were all the same? Not much, I suspect.

  191. Mother Lode

    Not one mentioned by name.

    And yet the ABC saw fit to publicise the names and details of people who donated to Izzy.

    Is there any reason to assume that ‘an associate’ actually liked Folau? He was previously associated with RA.

  192. stackja

    USA had a tradition of parades. Then came the leftists.

  193. zyconoclast

    An Ohio middle school removed a 1920s-era Ten Commandments plaque after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained about it.

    The Wisconsin-based group that promotes separation of church and state and nontheism called the Joseph Welty Middle School plaque a “flagrant violation” of the First Amendment. The group claims a concerned district parent complained to FFRF that the plaque was prominently displayed near the auditorium entrance of the New Philadelphia, Ohio school.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sitting in the specialist’s office waiting to see the doc about my allergic rhinitis. I have a deviated septum – who knew?

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There is a big black dog in here – a very large and stupidly clipped type of poodle. Breaks the tedium.

  196. John Constantine

    Regenerative food and agriculture company Wide Open Agriculture Ltd (ASX: WOA) (WOA or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that following the establishment of its direct distribution platform, initial domestic sales of regenerative, grass-fed beef and lamb have commenced.
    In May, WOA began distribution of holistically farmed, regenerative Blackwood Valley Beef and Parron Dorper lamb to over 20 restaurants and food outlets throughout Perth and South Western Australia, including The Reveley, Vasse Felix, Cook and Mason, Bread in Common and Short Order Burger Company.
    Ben Keal, customer and Executive Chef at Three Pounds Group said: “What sets this product apart is not just the amazing taste and consistent quality, but the provenance. It’s food that tells an important story.”
    In addition to its existing supply partnerships, WOA has also signed new Supply Agreements with Black Point Grassfed Beef and Greenwood Grazing, both of which commenced supplying through WOA’s distribution platform in June.
    “Our regenerative meat producers not only adhere to the holistic farming practises WOA requires, but also have established brands in the food industry,” said Warren Pensini, WOA’s Livestock Supply Chain Manager and owner of Blackwood Valley Beef.
    WOA Managing Director Dr Ben Cole said: “WOA’s direct distribution platform offers customers a direct line of sight to regenerative farming practices that strive to reverse climate change by rebuilding soil.
    “The next step will be online sales, which will begin in August, followed by retail and export distribution to diversify our customer base and grow revenue,” he said.

    Not a WOA holder, think they have too high a compliance burden as a business model, but marketing regenerative grassland produced meat as a niche opposed to chemically flavoured and medicated industrial sludge posing as food must have interest, just does it have the price point?.

  197. ““Izzy wouldn’t have known who Julia Baird is and he definitely would never have heard of Magda,” the former friend said.”

    Lucky Izzy

  198. Leigh Lowe

    On the larger cruise ships, you may as well be locked in your local R.S.L. – small ship cruises are the way to go.
    I would be very surprised if small were guaranteed to be free of obnoxious loud mouths.

    No.
    We went on a Mediterranean cruise on a very small vessel (40 berth) earlier this year.
    The resident dickhead was an Aussie.
    Nowhere to run.
    Nowhere to hide.
    If you must get on a boat, I am starting to think that a larger ship with a balcony cabin would be far preferable to being stuck on a small ship with a boorish dickhead.

  199. jo

    I ripped their skin off, dug out their eyes……………… Memoirs of Private Spud.

  200. C.L.

    A dog in a doctor’s waiting room?
    Should be booted out.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Trump’s former adviser Sebastian Gorka just said on Fox News that CNN won’t be covering Washington’s Independence Day parade and instead will screen a documentary about “white supremacy in America”.

    Why not just go the full Soviet broadcaster and put up a photo of Hillary for two hours and play classical music.

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    woolfe,

    Nose rings. Yerg. A definite game changer. A line in the sand, if you will.

    I’m not interested in 3 cuc ice cream either, whatever that is.

  203. C.L.

    I get the feeling Folau’s “old mate” become “associate” become “anonymous associate” become “former friend” (all in the one article – LOL) is none other than David Pocock.

  204. notafan

    I did know why Anne was so keen on Qanon but now I understand and am of course utterly convinced that they/he/it are truth-tellers of the greatest reliability.

    “QAnon reveals Vatican Rothschild Reptilian Connection behind the Deep State”

  205. Leigh Lowe

    Sitting in the specialist’s office waiting to see the doc about my allergic rhinitis. I have a deviated septum 

    Please, it is not that sort of blog.

  206. Leigh Lowe

    Try putting hemorrhoid cream on your deviant septum.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    A poultice of castor oil and gum leaves will fix that.

    Keep your head between your knees for best results.

  208. egg_

    the correct answer is Pengy Wong

    I’ll pay that one!

  209. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It is shaggy in front and bald on the hindquarters with some topknots on the legs. The allergy busin is booming …

    Ugh! I’ve just got out. He decided to cauterise my nostril and for a while it was hurting

    I feel some Japanese Suchi train coming on. Gotta be rewarded for that little episode. Geez, Medicare doesn’t give you much back either. And Medibank Private only applies to hospital treatments. Lots of people with kids here regularly must be feeling the financial pain.

  210. Old School Conservative

    Dr BG is live blogging his friend’s dance?
    She must be furious with him. Pay attention man!

  211. old bloke

    Here’s an interesting photo of Dr. BG & Maria going out for dinner last night in Havana.

  212. MatrixTransform

    Catallaxy posters cannot avoid stereotyping and are the most entitled and judgemental people on the planet.

    Moral Licensing in action

    …or maybe talking about Whiskey?

  213. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #3096963, posted on July 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    No.
    We went on a Mediterranean cruise on a very small vessel (40 berth) earlier this year.
    The resident dickhead was an Aussie.
    Nowhere to run.
    Nowhere to hide.
    If you must get on a boat, I am starting to think that a larger ship with a balcony cabin would be far preferable to being stuck on a small ship with a boorish dickhead.

    LL
    The people on this blog are fairly sane and reasonable compared to some other blogs and yet despite the relatively small number of regular posters you’ll still find a number of delusional ones. (to put it mildly)

    Why would it be any different on a cruise ship?
    Only diff. is you can’t scroll past them on a ship.

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They’ve lost their minds. I’m starting to think CNN won’t exist in a decade. Maybe less.

    CNN doesn’t stand for “Chicken Noodle News” for nothing.

  215. Mark A

    egg_
    #3096978, posted on July 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Maria?

    Beguiling eyes them.

  216. John Constantine

    https://lobelog.com/0001-the-irreplaceable-spy-robert-ames/

    Know a bloke who had a childhood friend killed when Iran’s proxies blew up the American barracks all those years ago.

    Iran has been murdering Americans for decades, in big numbers, just doing ‘reversible escalation’ where they never murder so many all at once it is too provoking.

    Robert Ames worked in a murky environment populated by people with plenty of dirt under their nails and blood on their hands; not people whose moral probity stands up well to scrutiny under bright lights. He would probably appreciate the bitter irony that Ali Reza Asgari, the Iranian intelligence officer who played a key role in bringing his life to a terrible end, defected in 2009 and is now living someplace in America under an assumed identity after being drained of his many secrets. That was the milieu in which the good spy thrived and then perished

  217. cohenite

    Will the doc’s escapades in old Cuba be turned into a book, movies, series or an ad?

  218. Black Ball

    Farmer Gez and John Constantine, read a report by Ed Gannon on the Murray River, in particular Lake Albert and Alexandrina. Apparently a report was done in 2007 by Peter Gell or similar that depicted those lakes as freshwater, based on studies that went back 7 millenia. But the University of South Australia fiddled with this report to suggest those lakes were indeed saltwater which required water to be flushed down the Murray. 13 billion dollars of buybacks has been the result of this University intervention. Gannon put it mildly as ‘a national scandal.’ It’s more than that. Those at the University should be swinging from lampposts along with government officials who went along with it.

  219. Roger

    I get the feeling Folau’s “old mate” become “associate” become “anonymous associate” become “former friend” (all in the one article – LOL) is none other than David Pocock.

    I suspect you are correct.

  220. notafan

    Will the doc’s escapades in old Cuba be turned into a book, movies, series or an ad?

    or a Current Affair’s let this by a warning to others, how I spent my life savings on Cuban
    icecream

  221. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nope. Don’t think I can manage to eat. Nose too hurty. Going home to get sympathy from Hairy, laden with goodies from Chemist on script from doc. Not of it was as suggested by Leigh but probably a similar chemical action, constricting blood vessels. Wot a sad case I am today, can’t blow my nose so feel like a snotty child

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    None of it

  223. Leigh Lowe

    I get the feeling Folau’s “old mate” become “associate” become “anonymous associate” become “former friend” (all in the one article – LOL) is none other than David Pocock.

    Yes.
    It was either some total non-entity (eg the Waratahs boot-studder for three months in 2016) or someone so identifiable like Poocock, whose story could perhaps be easily dismantled.
    But standby for lots of these anonymous “jaw-dropping exposes” of Folau’s “weird and erratic behaviour”.

  224. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I am home with Maria after dinner. The bad news is that she likes Lennon’s Imagine. The good news is that she likes men at work’s Down Under and danced to it. I have the video to prove it.

    chinese hackers have extracted the only video on DBG’s phone:

  225. egg_

    DBG did you find out where bf/hubby/pimp is during these diplomatico sessions?

    Osbel?

  226. notafan

    In any case given Israel is now caught up in a multi million dollar very public court battle why wouldn’t he be vary careful what he says in interview and have lawyers and stuff?

    Very racist from the antonymous associate to be saddened by the new sophistication of the noble savage.

  227. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Balcony stateroom on any cruise is a must, you need a bolthole getaway. Must say we haven’t come across any loudmouths on Cunard, but plenty of TDS and SWJ’s who are worth avoiding. Big cruise ships have more variety in type of people and events. People are usually very friendly no matter what the size of the ship.

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