Open Forum: July 6, 2019

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  1. Crikey Delta! I don’t know what to say.
    You’re made of far sterner stuff than am I, that’s for sure.
    I’ll fast-forward past the platitudes, & say that I hope for the best possible outcome for you.

  2. Roger

    The fact that they’re even thinking of religious Freedom legislation is a worry, Roger.

    The fact that citizens need such legislation to protect their livelihoods from corporate over reach is the worry, None.

    Government is not necessarily evil; it is sometimes necessary to protect us from evil.

    When it is called to do so, we should hope it does it competently.

    Compare recent developments in the UK & Poland.

  3. Notafan

    Sorry Muddy.

    She can be a real person if you like, after all we can do anything these days.

    Even have super powers.

  4. Old Lefty

    … or, if you’re in Yarragrad and your name is Pell, be legally deemed to have three hands!

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    Both the propositions are correct.

    I can’t wait for the Coroner to get the name of the halfwit that decided the HSE wouldn’t convene until there were enough girlies on it, regardless of the cause when it’s finally worked out.

  6. candy

    I must be a frightbat too.
    Dr BG talking abut throwing out the girl or giving her a feed, or maybe he will give a feed to a child or the child may get a “doggy bag” if something is left over sounds like he is talking about dogs or something. You know, not people, just dogs to be thrown food if he feels like it.

  7. Geoffrey Blainey summed it all up well – “Two cultures came face to face on that momentous day, in 1770. One had never discovered how to boil water, the other had just invented the steam engine.”

    Saw with my own eyes, the bloke who is the chief of the Australian bureau for the New York Times delete, block, & sanctimoniously abuse, a logged-in female commenter for simply copying & pasting that quote into a discussion under the NYT’s Australia Day article.

    Fake News boy was doubly incensed,
    1/. Coz of the stupidity of saying the Aboriginal people did not boil water, and
    2/. Coz of the weapons grade racism the lady exhibited by saying the Aboriginal people did not boil water.

    So he deleted her account & blocked her.

  8. None

    Who’s up for a brutal crackdown on the incorrect use of apostr’ophes?

    😲 You break my phone and I will break your hand. Leave my phone’s brutally incorrect apostrophes alone.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Be careful of amputees.
    They have a propensity to go nuts on Valentine’s Day and empty their handgun through the dunny door at their partner.

  10. None

    The fact that citizens need such legislation to protect their livelihoods from corporate over reach is the worry, None.

    Indeed.

  11. None

    candy

    #3100236, posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Agreed, Candy. And despite his Protestant shins BG will get entangled.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    I didn’t know this, candy.

    Many times as a child I had leftovers taken from restaurants and pubs in a doggy bag.

    I must ring my parents up and berate them loudly and sanctimoniously.

    The hide of those people.

  13. egg_

    Can there be either correct or incorrect forms of lucidity?

    Flaccidity seems to be the key focus of discussion.

  14. jo

    Delta,, is your real name Eileen unless of course you’re asian and thence named Irene? Good to here you’re on your foot again.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah, Delta.

    You get your other one off, and we can’t be friends any more, you (potential) maniac.

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    “candy
    #3100236, posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm”

    Welcome to the club Candy….get ready for the onslaught.

  17. John Constantine

    medical marijuana use is on the rise in Australia, access remains highly restricted.

    Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) figures from May 2019 show that the regulator has approved more than 6400 scripts for medicinal cannabis under its special access scheme – with the vast majority (5880) of these occurring in the past 12 months.

    The special access scheme, which is assessed on a case-by-case basis, is intended for exceptional clinical circumstances, and only some patients are eligible. People with chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, childhood epilepsy and anorexia are among the most commonly approved cases.

    Some patients may also be eligible to access the drug through clinical trials or under the Authorised Prescriber Scheme, which allows doctors to prescribe cannabis without further TGA approval.

    However, as at April 2019, only 57 health professionals had been approved under the authorised prescriber scheme.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2019/05/07/access-medicinal-cannabis-australia/

    State sanctioned superstition slaughters so many.

    Look how many decades behind New Zealand australian regulators were in being able to count lambs teeth.

    Comrades.

  18. egg_

    They have a propensity to go nuts on Valentine’s Day and empty their handgun through the dunny door at their partner.

    That would be the top floor bathroom raiders fault?
    Next time someone leaves the bathroom radio on, empty a clip into the door just in case?

  19. Cassie of Sydney

    I have been recording and watching Delia Smith’s old cooking programmes…they are excellent. Delia even explains how to boil an egg. Over the last twenty years people have been swamped with food porn which does nothing to teach people how to cook and what to eat.

  20. John Constantine

    The medicine watchdog has been criticised for making it too difficult for patients to access the drug, and it is estimated that more than 100,000 people could be self-prescribing cannabis for medical purposes.

    Complicating matters further, the rules around access and prescribing vary by state and territory – leaving many sick Australians struggling to understand the legal process and turning to the black market for treatment.

  21. bespoke

    I think Delta has stepped out.

  22. None

    Delta A

    #3100180, posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Major respect, Delta. Few people are able to enjoy what you just did. Well done on getting through that grueling rehab, too. And it seems your husband is proving your detractors wrong yet again. Here’s to many more happy anniversaries ahead tfor you both.

  23. Old Lefty

    Exactly, None @735. Religious freedom is a subset of freedom of thought and expression. To typecast the issue as freedom of religion legitimises the agenda of the totalitarian sneerers of the left who want to Ann religion – or at least the Christian and J3wish versions of it.

  24. None

    enjoy? endure!
    No one enjoys having their leg amputated. stupid phone

  25. Muddy

    I was born a dictionary, but now I identify as a thesaurus.
    People often don’t understand the subtext.

  26. vr

    I have been recording and watching Delia Smith’s old cooking programmes…they are excellent. Delia even explains how to boil an egg. Over the last twenty years people have been swamped with food porn which does nothing to teach people how to cook and what to eat.

    I have the book “How to Cook.” The first in the series. This is where I learned in the pre-youtube days that it takes 8mins for an hard boiled egg.

  27. Memoryvault

    All I can say to this is that I hope you shave “up there” MV.

    I would have shaved my eyebrows off if my Lady had requested it to heighten her pleasure, Cassie.
    Not that it would be relevant. Marilyn was already clean-shave when I met her.
    Cunnilingus was already her favoured form of foreplay when we met, you see.
    And she preferred it if I could get right to the point, if you take my meaning.

  28. John Constantine

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/science/2019/07/07/scifi-apocalypse-reaction/

    When the going gets tough, do the tough start playing with their mobiles?.

  29. Tintarella di Luna

    But nothing guarantees that I turn off, even if it’s Credlin, like having Nicholas Reece appear.

    Wombat-bum whiskers is such a turnoff – click

  30. Beachcomber

    Roger at 7:45 pm

    Government is not necessarily evil; it is sometimes necessary to protect us from evil.

    When it is called to do so, we should hope it does it competently.

    Remember these most frightening words in the English language:

    I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

    Religious discrimination laws will absolutely, no doubt, be used to shut down criticism of Mozlems. Christians will be prosecuted for discriminating against other religions by publicly practicing or proclaiming their faith.

  31. Tintarella di Luna

    Glad you’re free Delta A and hope the recovery continues speedily and uneventfully. Best wishes

  32. Old Lefty

    Morrison’s egger has pleased guilty and is to return to court in Albury for senteny. How silly of her. If she’d waited till ScoMo was south of the Murray and egged him there, she’d be getting a medal.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3100235, posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    LL,

    Both the propositions are correct.

    I can’t wait for the Coroner to get the name of the halfwit that decided the HSE wouldn’t convene until there were enough girlies on it, regardless of the cause when it’s finally worked out

    Sorry, it was a statewide committee, not a site committee.
    But the point remains.
    Diversity quotas for their own sake fuck things up.
    Mining is, by definition, a dangerous business.
    Heavy equipment, explosives, tonnes of stuff being moved around massive sites which are hard to monitor.
    It doesn’t need some fucking crusader loading the HSE agenda with “I have concerns” causes like …
    1. What are we doing to prevent gay miner suicides?;
    2. Are gender perspectives given full weight in safety policies?;
    3. What impact does gender pay gaps in womens soccer have on mining safety?
    Etc, etc.

  34. feelthebern

    Funny how Derryn Hinch only kicked up a stink about pollies perks once he left Canberra.

  35. Tintarella di Luna

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3100252, posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Snap – I loved the one on pickles and preserves. Delia certainly gets down to the nitty gritty.

  36. feelthebern

    explosives,

    This is the safest part of mining.

  37. I have been recording and watching Delia Smith’s old cooking programmes…they are excellent. Delia even explains how to boil an egg. Over the last twenty years people have been swamped with food porn which does nothing to teach people how to cook and what to eat.

    A few days ago I conducted a class for the bar staff.
    How to boil an egg.
    Most of them had not the faintest idea.
    It made me feel like a conjuror.

  38. Beertruk

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3100075, posted on July 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    but the latest is an ornate plaque acknowledging “the wisdom of the tribal elders, past, present and future” and that “it’s a privelge to be standing on Ballardong land.”

    Have they discovered a cure for cancer?
    Went to 1RTB Kapooka at Wagga on Friday to watch my nice’s march out parade. She joined the ARES (to be a turret head) so her recruit course was six weeks. Just before the parade started there was the obligatory ode to the current tribe/people about being there and standing on their land etc etc etc.

  39. Knuckle Dragger

    Persackery LL. That’s the very big point.

    It’s all well and good for hours of debate over ‘trip hazards’ when the office muffin monster goes considerably arse up on her way to the fridge wearing a muumuu or that it’s invariably ‘too cold’ in any workplace anywhere on the planet, but this shit (mining) will actually threaten your life.

    Having gender enlightenment debates devalues the whole process, and replacing people in said committees to perhaps might know what is really risky and what isn’t with mindless fairy-world fluff is, to say the very least, unhelpful.

    Disclaimer: I am a jaded, hardened veteran of workplace health and safety committees. The shit I’ve seen will blow your mind, baby.

  40. Boambee John

    Delta A
    #3100130, posted on July 8, 2019 at 6:34 pm
    I’m Freeeee!

    Delta

    I have not kept up with all the open threads, so apologies if you have alresdy given this info.

    How did the operation go? Are you managing well?

  41. Tom

    Great to see you here again, Delta. Don’t be a stranger.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3100227, posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Coal seams are fickle things.
    The further a human is away from them the better.
    LL, what were the details of the accident?

    No details.
    But it was at 2:00 am in, I think, open-cut.
    Poor visibility and someone in the wrong place near heavy equipment, maybe?
    Who knows?

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    Sigh.

    Please replace ‘committees to perhaps’ with ‘committees who perhaps’.

    I deserve to be strangled. By a chicky. Should take several years.

  44. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just cruisin’ on Freedom of the Seas. Grandfather dangles toddler over the edge of ship, loses grip and kid hits the deck 150′ below. Dies in hospital. These adventures seem to attract a good cross-section of society at large.

  45. Cassie of Sydney

    “How to boil an egg.
    Most of them had not the faintest idea.
    It made me feel like a conjuror.”

    I always feel that cooking and baking akin to conjuring…I cook every night…I grew up with a mother who cooked every night and she cooked everything from scratch…..my sister and I learnt how to cook from our mother. Anyway I digress…..we’re living in a culture swamped by food…it is all so glamourous and it is food porn…yet a lot of young people don’t know how to turn on an oven. I watch food programmes such as Nigella and whilst I like them….Nigella isn’t teaching people how to cook.

  46. Rafe Champion

    This is one for Steve, banning Independence Day in the US to replace it with Dependence Day.

  47. Muddy

    zyconoclast
    #3100272, posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I’m never taking you seriously again, you bastard.

  48. Geriatric Mayfly

    When the going gets tough, do the tough start playing with their mobiles?.

    Seems that way. During QT one day last week, just about the entire Labor front bench were staring into and fiddling with said devices.

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    To the pub for a bit.

    Keno owes me. Might be the odd local girly I can practice my patriarchy on.

  50. Geriatric Mayfly

    KD. See at foxnews.com

  51. egg_

    “it’s a privelge to be standing on Ballardong land.”

    it’s a privilege to be standing on:

    Dollarbong land?
    Bonadog land?
    Balladwrong land?

  52. candy

    Welcome to the club Candy….get ready for the onslaught.

    Well we can’t mind about that, Cassie. Thank God though we live in Australia and not a place like Cuba.

  53. egg_

    During QT one day last week, just about the entire Labor front bench were staring into and fiddling with said devices.

    Keeping up with Albo’s latest Setkaback?

  54. MatrixTransform

    There is only one Person I genuflect for

    were we so lucky there was somebody you’d stop typing for. 🙂

    damn the apostrophes … paragraphs or double spacing.

    don’t care which

  55. bespoke

    And it seems your husband is proving your detractors wrong yet again.

    What are you on None?

  56. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3100270, posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    explosives,

    This is the safest part of mining

    Only because it has the worst possible consequences if it is screwed up, and people focus on it.
    The point is, when safety focus is taken off real potential hazards, and deflected to “the impact of gender stereotypes on safety culture” or “the role of FIFO schedules in social dislocation” or “who is checking the black-throated finch this week?”, eventually shit happens.
    Guaranteed.

  57. John Constantine

    https://www.naracoorteherald.com.au/story/6193409/its-disgraceful-lcpa-slams-otway-basin-drilling-plans/

    BPT beach drilling onshore south australia for conventional gas in the Otway basin.

    Just over the border from yarragrad’s part of the onshore Otway where exploration is banned.

    This is the yarragrad planning to borrow from the Tyrant’s belt and road to afford to build a gas import terminal.

    If America had allowed hussein obama to ban gas exploration, Iran would rule the world and oil would be two hundred dollars a barrel.

    Comrades.

    [actually considering selling out my BPT.]

  58. Beertruk

    Seems that way. During QT one day last week, just about the entire Labor front bench were staring into and fiddling with said devices.

    Didn’t the Labor Pardy wimenz go batshite crazy when Tony Abbott looked at his watch in parliament?

  59. Top Ender

    Unbelievable…

    A Queensland government mine safety committee was forced into hiatus for nearly four months because it didn’t have the right “gender representation,” during a spate of six mining deaths in the state.

    Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham today confirmed the committee — which has representatives from the government mines inspectorate, the Queensland Resources Council, and relevant unions — would be re-established this week.

    The committee has not met since March 20, but had to cancel its June meeting, The Australian understands.

    READ NEXT

    WISH
    Billy Idol and … the Queen?
    MILANDA ROUT
    “The committee has to be, certain representation has to be made in the committee, you have to make sure of gender representation is respected,” Dr Lynham said.

    “Because of the significance of the appointments, that has been difficult, so the committee has been reestablished just recently.”

    There have been six mining and quarry worker deaths in Queensland in the past 12 months, including four in the past six months. There have been two deaths since the mining safety committee last met in March. Most recently, a 27-year-old mine worker died at Baralaba in central Queensland on Sunday.

    Oz link

  60. Notafan

    Yeah Matrix

    Dr Spock.

  61. Boambee John

    Delta A

    OK, I’ve caught up now.

    Best wishes for your future life, I admire your courage in watching!

  62. Tintarella di Luna

    Geriatric Mayfly, that is a terrible terrible tragedy that happened on the Freedom of the Seas Cruise ship – that’s the toddler dead and the grandparent too, dead inside – dreadful

  63. bespoke

    Victomolygee distorts reality. Fact!

  64. Pedro the Ignorant

    Mines are inherently dangerous places. There are many, many ways to die very quickly if you are careless.

    OH&S is taken very seriously by 99% of mine managers and strictly enforced, sometimes to the point of absurdity.

    Reports in the media about the the Queensland coal mine fatality leave a lot to be desired about what happened or how it occurred.

    It is hard to visualise how a fatal ten metre fall could happen if proper equipment including safety harness and multiple anchor points was being used.

    More to follow on this, methinks.

  65. MatrixTransform

    3. What impact does gender pay gaps in womens soccer have on mining safety?

    some team or another was always gonna score the winning goal.

    and somebody has to dig shit outta the ground.

    is this still about economics?

    something about the chinese and mining and jobs and spoons?

    whatever … dickpics

  66. bespoke

    Pedro the Ignorant

    A bloke on my shift got his head blown off while charging a stope. Shit!!!

  67. Oh come on

    Watching the Financial Times interview with Putin. That man is a stone cold mother effer. The FT editor tried to riff off a joke that Putin had made and Putin just looked at him, totally expressionless. Awkward.

    Got to give Putin his due – he radiates gravitas.

  68. Muddy

    zyconoclast
    #3100302, posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Aahahahahahahahahaha…….
    Oh.My.Lollypop.

    That’s it. You’re forgiven.
    (You people are such a bad influence on me).

  69. Oh come on

    And he is fiendishly clever.

  70. C.L.

    OH&S is taken very seriously by 99% of mine managers and strictly enforced, sometimes to the point of absurdity.

    Wheel nut indicators are the most hilarious.

  71. MatrixTransform

    Yeah Matrix
    Dr Spock.

    bake me cake

  72. Pedro the Ignorant

    I have seen 14 deaths and God knows how many maimings and injuries in the 30+ years I worked in the mining industry.

    Nearly all were preventable if you had 100% hindsight. Some were just unavoidable, due to equipment failure or Mother Nature deciding she had had enough.

    Shot firers and powder monkeys live on the edge every day, but they tend to be ultra careful and double and triple check everything then do it again, often to the frustration of the mine manager. Accidents with explosives are rare, and tend to be non-fatal (Half a hand gone from an early detonator or flash burns).

    Heavy equipment operators are at the biggest risk of a fatal accident.

  73. MatrixTransform

    and Pedro, no doubt the wymensys miners are the ones most at risk?
    hence their necessity on OHM committees

    they should consider a career in soccer where there is upside to wage growth

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    “Oh come on
    #3100308, posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:50 pm
    Watching the Financial Times interview with Putin. That man is a stone cold mother effer. The FT editor tried to riff off a joke that Putin had made and Putin just looked at him, totally expressionless. Awkward.

    Got to give Putin his due – he radiates gravitas.”

    I think Putin has contempt for western media, western politicians and for the west generally. I suspect he sees quite clearly how soft, sanctimonious, self indulgent, corrupt, irreligious, apathetic, venal, immoral and depraved western societies have become. His remarks last week on homosexuality were spot on….if only we had politicians who spoke the truth like him.

    Last week Putin said the following…

    “I am not trying to insult anyone because we have been condemned for our alleged homophobia. But we have no problem with LGBT persons. God forbid, let them live as they wish,” Putin told the Financial Times. “But some things do appear excessive to us. They claim now that children can play five or six gender roles.”

    “Let everyone be happy, we have no problem with that,” he added. “But this must not be allowed to overshadow the culture, traditions and traditional family values of millions of people making up the core population.”

    Bravo Putin.

  75. Ellie

    Zyconoclast!
    🤣😂🤣😂

  76. Boambee John

    Pedro

    Half a hand gone from an early detonator

    Met a British Army officer in London in the 1980s.

    His “party trick” was to thrust his hand out to be shaken on first meeting, then watch your face.

    EOD officer in Northern Ireland, early detonator, half a palm, index finger and thumb. Felt really strange when gripped! I think my reaction was satisfactory!

  77. cohenite

    Great meme comparing Trump at the DMZ with other POTUS’s.

  78. Pedro the Ignorant

    CL, it cost me over $10K to bring my work vehicle (a brand new Toyota Hilux) up to specs to enter mine sites, despite it being custom ordered.

    Everything from paint colour, reflective tape, fuel fillers, battery isolators, radio fitouts, signage, hazard lights, first aid kits, visibility aids, access points, recovery gear etc. etc.

    Not whingeing, most of that stuff is necessary and very safety oriented for everybody on site, but a huge difference form my first work vehicle, a 1975 ex Army Land Rover with none of that stuff required.

  79. zyconoclast

    Man picked to run US Navy quits over professional relationship with ‘bad’ Santa

    Moran had been vetted for promotion to the top uniformed position in the Navy, nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in May to succeed Admiral John Richardson as chief of naval operations and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    But Moran said in a written statement on Sunday evening, US time, that he had turned down the offer to appoint him, and requested to be allowed to retire.

    Spencer said in a statement that Moran had maintained a professional relationship with an individual who was held accountable and counselled for failing to meet the values and standards of the Naval profession.

    He did not spell out details, but other officials said Spencer was referring to Moran having recently taken public affairs counsel from Chris Servello, who was removed from his position as a navy public affairs adviser in 2017 and given a non-punitive letter of reprimand for drinking and fraternising with junior officers during and after a December 2016 Navy Christmas party.

    Servello was accused of making unwanted sexual passes while dressed as Santa at the party. No charges were filed against him. He retired from the Navy last May at the rank of commander. Servello had previously worked for Moran as a public affairs officer.

  80. Ellie

    People! Please join us at the Q&A thread. You don’t have to watch the show. Live vicariously through us masochists.

  81. Pedro the Ignorant

    People! Please join us at the Q&A thread

    I would love to, but I have lost a 10mm socket somewhere in the shed, and I need to return it to its proper location in the tool box.

    Apologies. 🙂

  82. Beertruk

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3100316, posted on July 8, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Also made an interesting point about the atheists as well.

  83. feelthebern

    Accidents with explosives are rare, and tend to be non-fatal

    I was told a stat that the last time someone died on a mine sight in Oz from an explosive was the 1980’s.
    That was from a geo who only cared about finding the stuff, not moving dirt.

  84. zyconoclast

    Must be the German version of spending more time with my family.

    Harald Krüger has announced he won’t be seeking a second term as the CEO of BMW.
    “I would like to pursue new professional endeavours and leverage my diverse international experience for new projects and ventures,” Krüger said in a statement released late last week.

  85. C.L.

    According to Safe Work Australia, mining is way down the list of industry-specific fatalities in any given year. That’s even allowing for mining figures including “fatalities that occur in the coal mining, oil and gas extraction, metal ore mining, gravel and sand quarrying, and services to mining sectors.”

    The carry-on about these unfortunate deaths is just cynical politics. Nothing more.

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Junk Email to say NAIDOC week has commenced.

    VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.

  87. Gab

    And the mainstream media is uninterested in the story.

    Jihadists massacre entire Christian village in Mali killing at least 100, many burnt to death

    At least 100 men, women and children were slaughtered in Sobame Da, a mainly-Christian village in the Mopti region of central Mali, by heavily-armed Islamist extremists on 10 June.

    A Barnabas Fund contact described it as the “worst massacre in Mali since 1946”. He said the jihadists encircled the isolated village of ethnic Dogon people at night and set fire to “everything that moved” in a “well-targeted attack”.

    Many of the victims’ bodies were burnt – some charred beyond recognition. There are difficulties identifying the remains and the death toll is currently estimated to be between 100 and 135 people.

    https://barnabasfund.org/en/news/jihadists-massacre-entire-christian-village-in-mali-killing-at-least-100-many-burnt-to-death

  88. Gab

    And the mainstream media is uninterested in the story.

    Jiha dists massacre entire Christian village in Mali killing at least 100, many burnt to death

    At least 100 men, women and children were slaughtered in Sobame Da, a mainly-Christian village in the Mopti region of central Mali, by heavily-armed Islam ist extremists on 10 June.

    A Barnabas Fund contact described it as the “worst massacre in Mali since 1946”. He said the jiha dists encircled the isolated village of ethnic Dogon people at night and set fire to “everything that moved” in a “well-targeted attack”.

    Many of the victims’ bodies were burnt – some charred beyond recognition. There are difficulties identifying the remains and the death toll is currently estimated to be between 100 and 135 people.

    https://barnabasfund.org/en/news/jih adists-massacre-entire-christian-village-in-mali-killing-at-least-100-many-burnt-to-death

  89. Gab

    The spaminator won’t allow me to post this dreadful story of over 100 Christians murdered by is lams ists in Mali.

    The mainstream media totally uninterested.

    They first surrounded the village and then attacked … anyone who tried to escape was killed. No-one was spared – women, children, elderly people.”

    The contact added that, since 2018, there have been several Christians killed or abducted in north and central Mali. Others have been forced to flee and churches ransacked.

    The ji ha dists and their allies are waging a “war” to occupy this part of Mali and have announced their intention to establish shar ia (Isla mic law) throughout the country. The contact said that the ji ha dists have threatened, “No city will be made an exception and no village will escape.” He added, “So this isolated Christian village could not escape.”

    https://barnabasfund.org/en/news/ji ha dists-massacre-entire-christian-village-in-mali-killing-at-least-100-many-burnt-to-death

  90. MatrixTransform

    No-one was spared – women, children, elderly people.

    the men?

    …were they all journalists or something?

  91. MatrixTransform

    I am Jack’s complete and utter lack of surprise

  92. Muddy

    We should ban playing musical instruments.

    Free testing of all musical instruments at festivals (courtesy of the taxpayer, of course).

  93. 132andBush

    Heavy equipment operators are at the biggest risk of a fatal accident.

    SOG pit 1996, a bloke on my shift spun his haul truck out after getting sideways around a wet corner of the ramp. Did a 180 turn and banged the safety windrow so hard the cab door flew open and because he wasn’t wearing the seatbelt he was thrown out and down a 10m bench, landing on his back. Lucky for him there was a LV access track to break his fall otherwise it was another 10m down.
    Cracked vertebrae and a few other minor cuts, he was bloody lucky.

  94. Indolent

    My word, that watermelon was rabbit heaven.

  95. Oh come on

    The thing about Putin is that he is able to sit down for long form interviews with Western media outlets and give lengthy and highly detailed responses on a wide range of topics, seemingly off-the-cuff.

    I don’t know – maybe a condition of interviewing Putin is that all of the questions put to him must be submitted prior to the interview commencing, and his people have a veto over the final edit. He can prepare, and he can bleep out the bloopers. That would explain how polished he appears.

    If this is not the case, however, Putin can do what no other world leader I’ve seen can do.

  96. MatrixTransform

    what no other world leader I’ve seen can do.

    Mr T does alright but Putin is class

  97. Confused Old Misfit

    In the summer of ’58 I worked in a lead, zinc & barite mine up Toby Creek, west of Invemere. B.C. I think the Panorama Ski resort is about where it was. After the foreman had toughen me and another youngster up by having us shovel a pile of ore from on place to another and then back again I got told off as a trainee powder monkey.
    It was a fun job. You didn’t want to be late delivering charges to the Russian raise miner.

  98. Oh come on

    There are three possibilities:

    1) he knows the questions beforehand and therefore has prepared responses

    2) he has a minute or two after the question is asked to compose his response

    3) he has no specific knowledge of what will be asked, but is able to respond calmly, rationally, at length and in great detail on a broad range of topics

    If it is possibility #3, then wow. Which other world leader can do that?

  99. Rockdoctor

    OH&S is taken very seriously by 99% of mine managers and strictly enforced, sometimes to the point of absurdity.

    Indeed, regrettably most incidents like this happen in poorly lit pits at 2am in the morning. A contract I was on early last year we sat in with the mine prestart meeting. Smaller player. Early morning near misses were frightfully common to the OCE’s & shift bosses palpable frustration. Usually the quarries are a worry as they can be very loose with OH&S and worker temprement. My impressions below and 2 of these places I have worked at on contracts…

    Middlemount is full of faulting and groundwater issues making it challenging for mining engineers and geotechs without throwing the workforce in who on my last foray there didn’t inspire me.

    Saraji, BMA is as Pedro mentioned to the absurd level of safety. However these things still happen even to BHP and I still have pics of a D9 that did a similar manoeuvre at Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek due to taking a short cut along the highwall near where we were last drop drilling. He was lucky a few dozen metres to his left was the drop into the pit over 100m deep.

    Moranbah North, Anglo American also pretty stringent. Underground veh interaction the a grader operator lost his life from. Contricted space, speed or visibility issues could have been contributing factors.

    Baralaba sounding more like a slip issue on an old style truck ladder (most have stairs now) & could even have been contributed to by weather, fatigue & three points of contact. More will follow on this one and the mine has been in & out of administration during the downturn…

    Unsure why the spike as these guys in the fatalities all had decades of experience. OH&S is still very restrictive and penalties in Qld are getting tighter. All I have to say is knee jerks won’t make this any better, cool heads are needed to find the root causes however I am getting an uneasy feel this is where we are headed…

  100. mh

    Ivan Pierre [email protected]_p_a_1
    Before @AOC hit the national stage & was just a fairly unknown House candidate frm NYC,she took time awy frm her campaign & came dwn to #Tornillo to protest the #tentcity housing migrant children.I made these previously unpublished fotos a yr ago today. #elpaso #aoc #onassignment
    https://twitter.com/i_p_a_1/status/1143361683710193665?s=20

    Hands covering your face Alexandria. Great! Now put your left hand on your left knee and bend. Lovely! Think of the kids Alexandria, now look into the camera. Let’s see that red lipstick. Gold!

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not sure what to make of this story.

    Virginia dad fires 39 shots at naked ‘devil’ who broke into family’s home on first night living there: report

    A female suspect who was naked and with blue hair in a ponytail broke into the family’s home and refused to leave, telling them: “I’m the devil,” WRIC reported.

    The dad of the family fired 39 “warning shots” at the intruder, but she was undeterred, WTVR reported. A brawl broke out between the woman and the family — including the 12-year-old son, the station reported.

    The wall of his house looks like a collander.

  102. None

    Mali got run over by Islaymists some years back. The French were pretty slow in allegedly booting them out but I’ve never been convinced that Mali was totally free of them. Islaymists of course destroyed many heritage sites as well as murdering and terrorising the Mali people. Africa is becoming one giant s******* thanks to Islaymists and the Arab nation of Islayim. What is worse is that the Islaymists have been making inroads in South America. For many years now Hezbollah has been spearheading the push into that continent.

  103. None

    The intruder was probably on ice or something similar.

  104. Steve trickler

    For those who may have missed it. This guy is a Jet.



  105. None

    There are times when I feel really genuinely sorry for indigenous Australians he still maintains some form of traditional beliefs or customs as their individual cultures have been subsumed and homogenised and sanitised by public Servants and monstrosities like NAIDOC week and Sorry Day. FFS imagine your entire culture being reduced to public service holidays.

  106. Oh come on

    Putin’s critique of modern Western liberalism is as devastating as it is accurate. Yet it will be dismissed by modern Western liberals because Putin said it.

  107. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A few days ago I conducted a class for the bar staff.
    How to boil an egg.
    Most of them had not the faintest idea.
    It made me feel like a conjuror.

    Someone gave me a set of nifty egg-boilers for Christmas.
    They must have heard.

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Little silicon tubular things. Six of them. Luckily, they came with instructions.

  109. cohenite

    Gab

    #3100371, posted on July 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    The spaminator won’t allow me to post this dreadful story of over 100 Christians murdered by is lams ists in Mali.

    I could post a dozen a day about the RoP’s good work and the Western media’s ignoring of this blight but they’ll all be censored. But just go to Robert Spencer’s J.had Watch and you’ll get those dozen stories which the msm won’t report.

  110. zyconoclast

    What a difference two years makes

    2017
    London attack: Football fan shouted ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’ and took on knife-wielding terrorists with bare fists

    A football fan reportedly yelled “F**k you, I’m Millwall” as he single-handedly took on the three knife-wielding London terror attackers armed with nothing more than his fists.

    Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue steakhouse on Saturday night.

    In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape.

    2019
    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

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I read the instructions but decided they were too complicated.
    Thus I have never used them.

    Hairy always times the eggs for me when I boil them.

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Should you boil the water first?
    Or put the eggs in to boil up with the water?
    When does the ten minutes start?

    As you can see, cooking is not always self-evident.

  113. MatrixTransform

    stories like these always make me really sad.
    wont somebody think of the chickensys

    ?

  114. Muddy

    What is worse is that the Islaymists have been making inroads in South America. For many years now Hezbollah has been spearheading the push into that continent.

    Venezuela has been a big concern over the past handful of years, with the instability allowing inroads from certain groups with money to offer. It’s a much closer jumping-off point to the U.S. than the Middle East.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You can always improve over-boiled eggs with butter in the yolk.

    And that just about does it for me with the cooking talk.
    Time to hop into bed now.

    Reminds me: glad you’re back, Delta.
    Bravely done. 🙂

  116. None

    Indeed Muddy. Venezuela’s collapse is really dangerous on so many fronts.

  117. Steve trickler

    Worthy of a repeat.



  118. Megan

    Good to hear you’ve won your freedom from full time hospital life, Delta. Here’s to the speediest of recoveries!

  119. Muddy

    A large population displacement affects the surrounding countries, and a breakdown in law and order offers opportunities for vultures.
    Off to bed with that pleasant thought.

  120. cohenite

    zyconoclast

    #3100511, posted on July 8, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    What a difference two years makes

    That is the worst thing I’ve read in a while. England is fucked.

  121. mh

    I wonder if Maria’s cooking will get Dr BG’s tick of approval.

    Will Dr BG join Maria in the shower?

    How cheap is the cheap dress?

    All will be revealed…or not…

  122. cohenite

    Maria?!

    How many women are there. We need a flow chart for the women, kids and cigars.

  123. None

    Update – July 6, 2019: Six thousand more people have signed the petition since this article’s publication, bringing the total to over 17,000 as of July 6.

    LONDON, England, July 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A LifeSiteNews petition supporting two British children suspended from school for their Christian faith has attracted more than 11,000 signatures.

    Ten-year-old Kaysey and Farrell are both pupils of Heavers Farm Primary School in Croydon, a neighbourhood in South London. Last month, the children, a girl and a boy, asked their teacher if they could be excused from a lesson in which they were asked to color in LGBT “Pride Month” material. Although the children cited their religious objections, he refused and afterward allegedly accused them of “homophobic language.” 

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/over-11000-have-supported-the-christian-kids-suspended-for-resisting-lgbt-indoctrination

    Indoctrinating ten year olds to Sodomy .

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    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

    ” We shall surrender our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall give up on the beaches, capitulate on the landing grounds, put our hands up in the fields and on the streets, wave the white flag in the hills: we shall negotiate the best terms of surrender we can get…” Apologies to Winston Churchill.

  125. cohenite

    Sorry, it’s not the worst thing, I’ve just read an update about Tommy Robinson.

  126. max

    KB to leave SEN.

    Differences with the man who looks like my thumb, Craig Hutchison.

    Departing in three weeks.

    You tipped this, Tom.

  127. Memoryvault

    Who is “KB”?

  128. None

    Kevin Bartlett, SEN radio

  129. Mark A

    A different choice of words would’ve been more appropriate in the circumstances.
    But a good headline writer couldn’t possibly let the opportunity pass.

  130. Lazlo

    Our two grand-daughters, aged 3 and 4, have to sit through a Welcome to Country ceremony at their day-care centre in Brisbane. They can now recite it. Their parents are disconcerted, but not driven to any action. Just wait until they get to Big School I say.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Woman, 22, is left mortified after sending her parents a holiday snap – only for her father to spot a bottle of LUBE on the counter in the foreground

    Woman took a seemingly innocent selfie with her boyfriend on holiday
    But the 22-year-old’s eagle-eyed father spotted the lube in the foreground
    The hospital worker said her boyfriend Elliot has been left ‘mortified’ by the snap

    From the Daily Mail.

  132. Memoryvault

    Their parents are disconcerted

    Obviously not.

  133. Lazlo

    Just uncomfortable mv, but not enough to do anything. Mustn’t make waves y’know.

  134. Memoryvault

    Lazlo,
    You just summed up why the other side always wins.
    Always.

  135. Steve trickler

    This should put a smile on your face.



  136. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #3100367, posted on July 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Two headlines.

    Musician, 21, drops dead from a caffeine overdose …

    and

    A young, gifted musician may have taken up to nine MDMA capsules …

    We should ban playing musical instruments

    Musician.
    Someone who is aimless in life with no job, a substance abuse problem and who owns a musical instrument which they can barely play.
    The term is used to evoke a sense of worth when the person either dies of stupid or falls foul of the law.
    If they do not own a musical instrument they are called “an aspiring rapper”.

  137. Lazlo

    Agree mv. But these are our children, in high paying jobs. They just want to have a life with their kids. Other than making jibes about watching out for indoctrination (which they may well appreciate in a few years) I can do little else. I think they voted Liberal on 18 May, but of the softy sort.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Our two grand-daughters, aged 3 and 4, have to sit through a Welcome to Country ceremony at their day-care centre in Brisbane. They can now recite it. Their parents are disconcerted, but not driven to any action. Just wait until they get to Big School I say

    Quite a few years ago, I had some input into the maintenance of the next generation of my family. They came home, from school, expected to acknowledge the ” traditional owners” of the land. I did point out that their great grandfather had been one of the pioneers of the district, and I did show them the entries in his diary….

    “Nothing. No campsites, no fireplaces, no skeletons, no middens. No cave paintings, nothing. Nothing to show that my footprints were not the first, ever, on this part of Earth.”

    Teacher – from Perth – was not impressed..

  139. Zyconoclast

    Queensland has sworn in Katarina Carroll as the first female commissioner of the police service.

    She will embark on a listening tour in the coming weeks to meet with troops face-to-face.
    “I want to work closely with my frontline – look at their health, their wellbeing and in particular their mental health.

  140. 132andBush

    How many women are there. We need a flow chart for the women, kids and cigars.

    Sounds like the Clinton White House.

  141. None

    Everything green is a fail:

    Retired jockey, 60, died when she fell onto an eco-friendly metal drinking straw which impaled her eye in a freak accident, inquest hears

  142. Memoryvault

    Lazlo,

    What I think doesn’t matter.
    What you think doesn’t matter.
    What your kids think doesn’t matter.

    All that matters to the “other side” is that by the time your grandkids start “big school” they will have been thoroughly indoctrinated into the “Welcome to Country” crap, and nothing you or your kids say after that will make any difference to the ongoing indoctrination process.

  143. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All that matters to the “other side” is that by the time your grandkids start “big school” they will have been thoroughly indoctrinated into the “Welcome to Country” crap, and nothing you or your kids say after that will make any difference to the ongoing indoctrination process.

    I’m remembering a certain activist, in Western Australia, who stated that, as a gesture of reconciliation, every title to agricultural land should be declared “null and void” and renegotiated with the “traditional owners.”

    When it was suggested that the title to her house, in the leafy suburbs, be declared “null and void”, and “renegotiated with the traditional owners”, she was outraged.

    “Certainly not. I PAID for that title…”

  144. Queensland has sworn in Katarina Carroll as the first female commissioner of the police service.
    She will embark on a listening tour in the coming weeks to meet with troops face-to-face.
    “I want to work closely with my frontline – look at their health, their wellbeing and in particular their mental health.

    I’d sack her just for saying that – were I the Premier.
    That she chose those words tells us what sort of Commissioner she’ll be.

    God help Qld.

  145. None

    I suppose catching crims is out of the question for Katarina.

  146. JC

    I was channel surfing last night and hit upon the US 60 Minutes program. The segment was about entrepreneurs attempting to make a go of it in the mid-west and especially in regions like the Appalachia. It then sort of hit me.. that entire region could end up becoming the equivalent of a developing economy and could motor the rest of the nation along. It may be difficult to believe, but the US still remains a “developing economy”.

  147. Lazlo

    I share your fears mv, but also have faith in the resilience of the human soul. The indoctrination will continue for sure. But, since the age of 7, I have been a devout Christian, a rabid Conservative, a Socialist, a Computer Programer, a Newtown ALP leftie warrior, rabid trade unionist, cohabitor with industrialists, big boss in industrial relations overseeing downsizing and flexibility in industrial relations, and sometimes someone with a brain and loving family.

    So I guess I am a bit more sanguine and positive than you. Just saying..

  148. Lazlo

    Correct JC, innovation never ends.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I want to work closely with my frontline’

    It’s not ‘your’ frontline at all, toots. You wouldn’t know, because you’ve never been on one.

    Another ‘manager’ vomiting buzzwords, preparing for future corporate acclaim.

  150. JC

    This is what the putrid MSM is trying to hang its hat on. This offhand almost thoughtless comment by Trump.

    Although a court filing says Mar-a-Lago eventually dumped Epstein from its ranks after he approached an underage girl there, Trump has generally spoken about Epstein fondly – to me and to others. “I’ve know. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

    I read that in a way suggesting Trump was critical of Epstein’s behavior at a time when he didn’t know the extent of his (Epstein’s) debauchery. They’re trying to turn this into something very sinister.

  151. None

    It doesn’t matter JC because the prosecutors have already said that Trump is the only one who assisted them with their enquiries.

  152. JC

    It does matter, because it shows just how malignant the MSM has become here. Trump doing the right thing has nothing to do with it.

    My hunch is that Epstein was let off lightly back in 2007 because he had the goods on Clinton.

  153. None

    The men’s World Cup in Russia generated over $6 billion in revenue…the Women’s World Cup is expected to earn $131 million for the full four-year cycle 2019-22

    And there ladies is the reason for your pay disparity. Basically no one wants to watch a bunch of lesbians kick a ball.

  154. I read that in a way suggesting Trump was critical of Epstein’s behavior at a time when he didn’t know the extent of his (Epstein’s) debauchery. They’re trying to turn this into something very sinister.

    Trump (apparently) actually banned Epstein from entering his (Trump’s) club, for making suspect advances toward the underage daughter of a staffer.
    (I’ve not retained the link – & couldn’t be bothered finding it again)

  155. Memoryvault

    Fair enough Lazlo, we’ll compare the lay of the land in five years time, when you are forced to the realisation that things are not as the were when you and I grew up, or even when your kids grew up.

    BTW, if you delete “big boss in industrial relations” and substitute “mechanical engineer” our lives could almost be mirror images.

    Somewhat disconcerting.

  156. None

    Commentators like Coulter have been carping on about Epstein and the Clintons for years. Well before 2017. There’s going to be a lot of s*** and it’s going to stick this time.

  157. Leigh Lowe

    It does matter, because it shows just how malignant the MSM has become here. Trump doing the right thing has nothing to do with it.

    My hunch is that Epstein was let off lightly back in 2007 because he had the goods on Clinton.

    If they can’t avoid reporting on Clinton, the headline will be:-
    “White House Link To Epstein Scandal.”
    .
    .
    .
    (in 1998)

  158. None

    Ann Coulter

    @AnnCoulter

    ·

    13h

    The O’Reilly Factor, August 15, 2006 : “Tonight … the Florida prosecutor who aggressively went after Rush Limbaugh may be soft on an accused sexual predator. We’ll have a report.” Meanwhile, the Epstein case was not MENTIONED on MSNBC 1/1/2006 to 1/1/2008.

    Ann Coulter

    @AnnCoulter

    ·

    13h

    The O’Reilly Factor, 8/15/06: “Police believe Epstein brought girls as young as 14 to his mansion for sex …They found hidden cameras, pictures of underage girls & a girl’s high school transcript. But state attorney Barry Krischer rejected chief Reiter’s suggestion”

    Ann Coulter

    @AnnCoulter

    ·

    13h

    WHERE WAS THE REST OF THE MEDIA? O’Reilly Factor, 8/15/06: “Chief Reiter believes that Krischer is in the tank for Epstein, a very wealthy businessman who has donated more than $100,000 to Democrat candidates including Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.”

    Lest one forgets.

  159. Lazlo

    You never sacked anyone then mv. That’s the difference.

  160. None

    Ann Coulter

    @AnnCoulter

    So? Author Michael Wolff, scientists and journalists have flown on that SAME plane with Epstein and — as Wolff put it, “three teenage girls not his daughters.”

    Quote Tweet

    chris diamond

    @stuckwithafork

    · Jul 7

    Replying to @kausmickey and @AnnCoulter

    One name not spoken. VP Hannity will revisit. “According to the documents, Epstein’s brother testified that “Trump flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane with him” , the same plane that one of the victims alleged “ was used to have sex with underage girls.” (link: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/trumps-connection-to-pedophile-billionaire-could-figure-in-trial-next-week/) lawandcrime.com/high-profile/t…

    9:23 AM · Jul 8, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

    Plenty more on her feet and on her siTe. Coulter has been banging on about Epstein gor years so she just can pull all this stuff out at the drop of a hat.

  161. None

    Ann Coulter

    @AnnCoulter

    So? Author Michael Wolff, scientists and journalists have flown on that SAME plane with Epstein and — as Wolff put it, “three teenage girls not his daughters.”

    Quote Tweet

    chris diamond

    @stuckwithafork

    · Jul 7

    Replying to @kausmickey and @AnnCoulter

    One name not spoken. VP Hannity will revisit. “According to the documents, Epstein’s brother testified that “Trump flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane with him” , the same plane that one of the victims alleged “ was used to have sex with underage girls.” (link: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/trumps-connection-to-p3d*phile-billionaire-could-figure-in-trial-next-week/) lawandcrime.com/high-profile/t…

    9:23 AM · Jul 8, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

    Plenty more on her feed and on her site. Coulter has been banging on about Epstein for years so she just can pull all this stuff out at the drop of a hat.

  162. Memoryvault

    You never sacked anyone then mv.

    On the contrary, Lazlo. I sacked many.

    In fact I met the future Mrs MV when I went down to where she worked, with the specific aim of very publicly firing her. No unfair dismissal laws in those days. Instead I asked her out for dinner. Six weeks later we had moved in together, and eighteen months after that we got married.

  163. C.L.

    So much for Ash Barty. Smashed by an unseeded nobody.

  164. None

    The unseeded nobody was number 55 in the world and had sought (paid) advice from another Australian coach on how to beat Barty.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Plenty more on her feed and on her site. Coulter has been banging on about Epstein for years so she just can pull all this stuff out at the drop of a hat.

    I call bullshit on the “Epstein’s brother says …” story.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    The unseeded nobody was number 55 in the world and had sought (paid) advice from another Australian coach on how to beat Barty.

    In wymminses tennising, everyone below number 20 is a nobody.
    But good on her for getting a smart coach.

  167. None

    For some reason the sperminator does not like reporting that Miranda Kerr’s gay brother got gay divorced.

  168. C.L.

    The unseeded nobody was number 55 in the world and had sought (paid) advice from another Australian coach on how to beat Barty.

    Win the most rallies.
    That’s the advice she paid for.

  169. None

    I’m sure her payday far exceeded her advice payment. I wouldn’t have minded seeing Barty go through to the final although she would have had to beat Serena Williams next ( assuming Williams also wins her match). Williams is such a crybaby winner and sore loser.

  170. DrBeauGan

    The question is, what constitutes a cheap dress? Maria told me she went somewhere else in the Caribbean to buy for 5cuc a dress which would have cost 10 cuc in Cuba. 10 cuc is roughly $15. I don’t know that she is telling the truth, but wouldn’t rule it out.

    You have to understand that Milaysia may have never owned a dress. And she may have already fixed up kickback from whoever she has chosen as a supplier. Life here isn’t much like Oz.

    I’d like to take her out to dinner to find out more about her, as well as making sure she gets at least one decent meal this week. If she is as sharp as Maria, it could be three decent meals via some doggy-bagging. I don’t know if having a dress to wear out to dinner will make her feel better or not, I’m guessing about female human nature in a different culture. I hope she will see that my intentions are kindly, there is a reasonable chance, I think. Frightbattery hasn’t taken hold here yet.

    I shall have some idea four hours from now.

    Of course, after she’s worn it she may sell it straight back to the shop. I don’t mind. I’m not some Pygmalion trying to make her fit my preconceptions.

  171. JC

    Doc

    Stop worrying about if she’s wearing the dress. Think of ways she could take it off even by you assisting her.

  172. JC

    Doc

    Have you been for a swim? It’s basically the same water as Florida and if I recall it’s hard to cool down even you go for a swim as the water is so warm. Maybe it’s too early in summer for that though.

  173. bespoke

    Dial down your super power DrBeau, Mark A got accused of stalking.

  174. DrBeauGan

    Doc

    Have you been for a swim? It’s basically the same water as Florida and if I recall it’s hard to cool down even you go for a swim as the water is so warm. Maybe it’s too early in summer for that though.

    No, JC, I didn’t come equipped for swimming. I wear two body bags containing money at all times. Except in the shower.

  175. DrBeauGan

    Dial down your super power DrBeau, Mark A got accused of stalking.

    To think, there was a time, bespoke when I honestly believed that women were rational enough to be allowed to vote.

    I was young and naive.

  176. DrBeauGan

    Candy, I’ve never confused you with someone of colossal intellect, so you’d fit right in with the muffia on that count. But unless I am mistaken, you have a kind heart, which disqualifies you.

  177. bespoke

    I am fortunate to have rationale females around me, DrBeau so I have to disagree. There is a lot needy bloke’s to looking for affirmation.

  178. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #3100587, posted on July 9, 2019 at 1:36 am
    Doc

    Stop worrying about if she’s wearing the dress. Think of ways she could take it off even by you assisting her.

    My dick thinks that’s a good idea. I don’t. God knows what STDs she’s got, for starters. And I subscribed to the “Sex is just good healthy exercise” theory when I was in adolescence. I know now it’s a con. It leads to emotional involvement, which I really don’t want. Just amigos is my preferred state.

    I know tailgunner won’t approve, but he can make his own screw ups

  179. DrBeauGan

    I am fortunate to have rationale females around me, DrBeau so I have to disagree. There is a lot needy bloke’s to looking for affirmation.

    Yes, there are some around who are sane and well adjusted, bespoke. Spiky qualifies for instance, and I’m glad you have some around. But last night proved conclusively that there are some who you wouldn’t want in charge of a shopping trolley.

    Yes, there are also sad beta males around of whom the same could be said. It’s a bugger.

  180. bespoke

    Back to bed for me, DrBeau some of us have to work. Cheers.

  181. None

    How fortunate for Maria that BGs fear of her STIs (and not his own genital herpes) is protecting her from having to service the flaccid smelly septagenarian. She must be so delighted to know that she is being discussed in such terms on a foreign blog – as a potential repository for Beaugan’s dick and a source of disease. Bit of course only Beaugan can drmand truthfulness from his Cuban slaves while withholding it himself the two-faced coward. It’s not that Beaugan hasn’t given enough details to identify her either.
    And this boys and girls is someone who likes to present himself as a gentleman. Do not wonder why no woman wanted to stay with him for life. And JC why not offer up your own mother and daughter to f*** Beaugan before you demand he f*** somebody else’s?

  182. Tom

    Dave Rowe thinks the punters love the fucktard media industrial complex. Delusional.

  183. Tom

    Whose idea was it to leave Britain primeminsterless for a month? Yawn. Still another fortnight to go. Steve Bright (London Sun).

  184. JC

    Shut up, None. Go to bed.

  185. DrBeauGan

    Yanet has turned up fifteen minutes early so she could air some bedsheets on a line in my building. Cuba is a strange place.

  186. DrBeauGan

    Now she’s gone back to change her shoes.

    There must be a reason.

    I have to say, Google translate doesn’t understand her Spanish half the time

  187. DrBeauGan

    Yanet says that a dress will cost between 40-50 cuc. I expect she doubled it, but I don’t mind.

    I have explained we need to go to the bank to buy some money. I like to establish that I have little money with me.

  188. DrBeauGan

    It makes getting mugged that much less likely.

  189. John Constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2019/jul/08/deutsche-bank-staff-18000-job-cuts-restructuring-asia-london-business-live

    global investment bank, where the bulk of the job losses will be focused. The jobs being cut make up about a fifth of Deutsche’s global workforce of 91,500.

    Some staff in London were reported to be in tears after hearing their jobs had gone. Workers started leaving the bank’s building in the City at around 10am carrying bags of belongings. Some said they were told their passes would stop working at 11am.

    A male contract worker on his way into the building in Great Winchester Street said: “The bank is not doing well, so they have to do something to get back up and running.”

    Deutsche has failed to recover from the financial crisis of 2008 and, faced with rising costs and a falling share price, Deutsche’s chief executive, Christian Sewing, is shutting the division that sells and trades shares, and cutting back on other businesses, too. The shares, which peaked at €110 in 2007, have crashed to less than €7 and lost another 5% as details of the job cuts were

  190. DrBeauGan

    Yanet makes a show of pointing out she has no earings. I conjecture that she is angling for me to buy her some.

    Fat chance.

  191. JC

    Lots of respect (temporary) for Mike Cernovich (Sandwich). It’s all because of his efforts having the previous Epstein charges unsealed that caused the latest ramp up against him (Epstein). Pretty amazing for a dude with 10K and a twitter account and what he was able to achieve.

  192. 2dogs

    Great news for Doomlord! The oppression of him and other bald headed men will come to an end.

  193. bespoke

    Vicky Ward
    @VickyPJWard
    Replying to @VickyPJWard
    I have thought often about the fact that if my piece had been published in full—with the names and stories of these women—the FBI may have come after Epstein sooner and perhaps some of his victims would have been saved.

    Ya think! And why not just go to the police?

  194. Cassie of Sydney

    “JC
    #3100615, posted on July 9, 2019 at 5:13 am
    Lots of respect (temporary) for Mike Cernovich (Sandwich). It’s all because of his efforts having the previous Epstein charges unsealed that caused the latest ramp up against him (Epstein). Pretty amazing for a dude with 10K and a twitter account and what he was able to achieve.”

    I have a lot of respect for Cernovich….I always liked him but found him a bit “unhinged”. However there is a very good interview that Dave Rubin did with him two months ago. Cernovich, now happily married with two small children…his wife is Iranian…has tempered and matured.

  195. Cassie of Sydney

    “My dick thinks that’s a good idea. I don’t. God knows what STDs she’s got, for starters. And I subscribed to the “Sex is just good healthy exercise” theory when I was in adolescence. I know now it’s a con. It leads to emotional involvement, which I really don’t want. Just amigos is my preferred state.

    I know tailgunner won’t approve, but he can make his own screw ups”

    So you don’t want to be Maria’s daughter’s daddy?

  196. Mother Lode

    Queensland has sworn in Katarina Carroll as the first female commissioner of the police service.

    Which is to say they passed over any male better qualified (and probably wymminses too) to select the one who will play ‘the First Woman’ (which will in fact have specific requirements related to PR).

    I will bet the purpose of her listening tour is not to find the true concerns of frontline officers, but to look for ways to inject more of that great remedy: Diversity. More women and minorities.

    “Dilution is strength!”

    Thing is that appointments like this ultimately undermine the cause they are meant to immediately celebrate. What has been the effect of Christine Nixon and Catherine Burn on persuading people wymminses are up to the top job – screw ups whining about how it is not fair and it is someone else’s fault – the sort of thing that makes you roll your eyes when a school kid predictably says it.

  197. MatrixTransform

    omg was None still riding that unicorn around at 3:30am ?

    The problem with wymyns is the overactive Sav Blanc driven imagination that invents a new spectre for any given occasion.

  198. bespoke

    .I always liked him but found him a bit “unhinged”

    I know the feeling? 😁

  199. MatrixTransform

    The HR department consists largely of wymynsys who don’t have unicorns but love to cheer the spectacle.

    Ash Barty nearly rode her unicorn to death … hasn’t stopped the cheering though.

    Why, I wonder doesn’t the unseeded nobody win such acclaim before or after the jousting as The Barty?

    (may include apostrophes)

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    Kudelka is on the same wavelength as Rowe. I like both cartoons! Great to see lefty propaganda operatives being treated as they should.

    For a relief from sanctimonious lefty cartoonists here’s Johannes Leak on the occasion of the ASX almost getting back to where it was in 2007. Unfortunately yesterday within 2% of it the All Ords got scared again and fell 1.2%.

  201. Knuckle Dragger

    BeauGan, 2.01 am;

    ‘I wear two body bags containing money at all times’

    What? You twisted, perverted, sick son of a bitch. God knows what you get up to with your body bag perversions, you disgusting piece of filth.

    *inhales*

    IN ALL MY TIME I’VE NEVER –

    Oh. Sorry, sorry BG. Sorry people. Was thinking about something else.

    Did somebody say KFC?

  202. Zatara

    My hunch is that Epstein was let off lightly back in 2007 because he had the goods on Clinton.

    And the Prosecutor in that case was… Maurene Comey. Yep, daughter of THAT Comey.

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Barty.

    Bless her cotton socks. Unfortunately she’ll be used up as a disposable champion by the minority causes brigade and spat out, unremembered.

    She appears, however, to have ditched the fauxboriginality that infested her first few media conferences.

  204. Mater

    I see that the AFR had a story yesterday saying that Bill Kelty was calling for the top tax rate to be below40% rather than the current 50%.

    According to the former ACTU secretary, Australia’s income tax burden has increased to an unsustainable level – compounded by the lack of effective indexation of tax thresholds – and the system will remain uncompetitive without much greater changes.

    Mr Kelty’s argument the top marginal tax rate is too high demonstrates the massive gulf between modern Labor under both Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party in the reform era of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.

    The bit in bold isn’t really news, but I certainly didn’t expect Bill’s view on tax rates.

  205. Knuckle Dragger

    Lode, 6.34 am;

    Bang on. Pony Girl and Dwarf Girl select someone they can use as Figurehead Girl as head police person, despite never having near an angry man in 20 years, if at all.

    In traditional fashion, diversidee and gender studies will now be paramount in the poor old QPS (as it has been for some time, heralded by its title as a Service, not a Force) and five foot one fat-arsed noodle armed chickies will be lauded as being able to do anything, despite their apparent inability to get out of a car within 30 seconds due to the crushing weight of their equipment that most blokes seem to carry without noticing.

  206. JC

    And the Prosecutor in that case was… Maurene Comey. Yep, daughter of THAT Comey.

    Are you serious? She’s supposedly has some say in the case now? And Mueller was at the FBI too, I think. We keep twirling around the sun and the same old old keep showing up next day.

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    Queensland has sworn in Katarina Carroll as the first female commissioner of the police service.

    Lewis’s daughter fell down a rabbit hole and came out in Queensland?

  208. JC

    Zat

    The Comey thing was hilarious. The tall idiot thought he was Edgar Hoover and tried to use underhanded tactics on Trump believing it would insulate him.

    He tried it on Trump and Trump fired him… also at the worst possible time and in the worst way. He fired him through the TV news just when Comey was giving a big talk in Los A. Fired him in front of tons of FBI people.

  209. Entropy

    Bang on. Pony Girl and Dwarf Girl select someone they can use as Figurehead Girl as head police person, despite never having near an angry man in 20 years, if at all.

    I know Carrol. She is pretty tough. Ready to play the official line at times though.

  210. JC

    That firing alone made it all worthwhile for him to be president. If he did nothing else, Comey’s firing made his presidency.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for history Cats, especially Lizzie.

    ‘Sensational’ Viking boat graves discovered

    Two Viking boat graves have been uncovered in Sweden in what archaeologists are describing as a “sensational” discovery.

    One grave, which was intact, contained the remains of a man, a horse and a dog, according to archaeological service Arkeologerna (The Archaeologists), which announced the finds. A sword, spear, shield and an ornate comb were also uncovered within the grave. The Archaeologists is part of Sweden’s National Historical Museums.

    The graves were discovered last fall during the excavation of a vicarage near the historic city of Uppsala and excavated during the last month.

    “This is a unique excavation, the last excavation of this grave type in Old Uppsala was almost 50 years ago,” said archaeologist Anton Seiler in a statement, who works for The Archaeologists.

    I hope what happened in Palmyra doesn’t happen in Sweden.

  212. calli

    Greetings from Cabo San Lucas.

    DrBeau still hasn’t been abducted by organ traffickers? Must be a record. Cuban cigas available here too.

    The sky is hot, the sea is warm and the tourists are swarming. Mexicans are swarming back, offering “glass bottom boat”, and “trip to the arch”. We were warned not to take anything of value ashore, and not to look like tourists, in case of robbery. My hastily purchased sombrero and fake moustache must have worked. We came back unmolested. Wonders!

    There are odd little rays swimming beside the ship. They pop out of the water, flap about, and belly-flop back down. The sealooks deceptively smooth but is actually quite rough. Pehaps there is food on the crests. The rough water made boaring the tenders exciting – it reminded me of the turkey walk at Coney Island.

  213. calli

    Oh. Trump is still President.

    Good times.

  214. Mother Lode

    The oppression of him and other bald headed men will come to an end.

    Are we to take it that dreadlocks and cornrows are considered ‘natural’ hairstyle?

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    Athletics news.

    London Marathon to Allow Fat Shamed Runners Free Entry

    The London Marathon has decided to extend free entry to a group of overweight runners who had their portly features mocked by contractors and volunteers as they neared the finish line in April. Several people who were working the race told the media about some of the abuse.

    “I had runners that were crying — ones saying they were going to go home and quit,” Liz Ayres, an official race pacer, told the BBC.

    In addition, other runners were reportedly told, “If you weren’t so fat, you could run,” and “This is a race, not a walk.”

    “Ayres claimed that as early as 3 miles into the race, the water stations along the course had been packed away and that one runner was injured by a cleaning solution used by crews who allegedly told the group to “hurry up” so that they could clear the streets quicker,” the New York Post reported.

    Waddling a marathon would take a while.

  216. Mother Lode

    So what is going to be the final outcome of the lunacy in California?

    Is there going to be final uprising by more pragmatic people who can see their state buried under tonnes of rubbish and faeces?

    Or will they continue to be mesmerised by the smugness at about the envy they still believe the rest of the nation has for them and the imagery of a prosperous state that overlays the actual physical sight of cities in precipitous decline.

    It is hard to believe that Marcia, Jan and Bobby lived there.

  217. Mother Lode

    “I had runners that were crying — ones saying they were going to go home and quit,” Liz Ayres, an official race pacer, told the BBC.

    They are not going to lose weight if they are forever being told they are special – no one else is free from ridicule for one thing or another nor are they afforded free entry.

    To avoid confronting the present they sabotage the future.

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    A rather cute Sky chicky on TV explaining that there was a mining advisory committee (I think) crisis meeting last night in relation to upcoming sacrificial lambs for the wukka’s death in the Qld mine, and the relationship between that and the disbanded safety committee.

    Right up until the exact second before the poor bloke died, the overriding grandstanding catchcry for the ages would have been ‘gender equality on committees is far more important than safety in workplaces open to the elements and populated by tonnes of rock, heavy machinery and explosives’.

    Now it will be ‘safety is, and has always been our top priority’.

    The faceless bureaucrat who ordered this disgrace will never be named, and protected by its peers and henchmen – who will just put that one in the bank and withdraw it when the next promotion opportunity comes up.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    Fat bastards running marathons.

    They should have charged the crowd extra just for the spectacle.

  220. Tom

    Greetings from Cabo San Lucas.

    One of very few places on earth I still dream of visiting, Calli — in fact, the entire Baja California peninsula. It’s like the Australia west coast, but with better beaches. I see it’s 33C there today — perfect. Enjoy and remember: too much travelogue is barely enough.

  221. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mother Lode
    #3100648, posted on July 9, 2019 at 7:59 am”

    Love your writing ML.

  222. woolfe

    I agree KD but is a government committee going to improve safety on site?

    Safety is driven by management down, not a LGQWERTY idiot on a committee who cannot even spell mine.

    On a similar topic did you see the Webjet advert have a chick who is a spitting image of the Trivago one?

  223. rickw

    One grave, which was intact, contained the remains of a man, a horse and a dog, according to archaeological service Arkeologerna (The Archaeologists), which announced the finds. A sword, spear, shield and an ornate comb were also uncovered within the grave.

    A man who had everything, horse, dog, weapons, and then some! An ornate comb?! Hopefully they don’t find a pot of beard wax…

  224. woolfe

    Errr Tom the WA beaches are the best in the world, though not many who swim live to tell the tale due to sea monsters. Stay away.

  225. John Constantine

    Synthetic solutions

    As an example of the global interest, Morle recently returned from a US visit where he saw the same investment thesis high on the agenda of the big players in US private capital.

    “Everyone from the venture arms of (Google parent-company) Alphabet and the big food companies, to traditional VC funds, they’re all getting into the science of food and how food is made,” he said.

    He says domestically, there are two key themes to watch, both of which Australia can be a global leader in.

    The first is plant-based food products, derived from natural resources such as legumes and beans.

    “Australia is a leading provider of that raw material in the world,” Morle says. “We’ve got tons of it — enough to be a global player in plant-based meat.

    An early Main Sequence investment in the space is v2foods, which was spun out of the CSIRO and recently partnered with Hungry Jack’s to develop a plant-based burger alternative with mass-market application.

    But in order to meet global demand, science needs to figure out how to do more with less. That’s where synthetic biology — the second key trend — will be critical.

    “It’s not about replacing meat options like cows or chickens; it’s about how do we make twice as much?” he said.

    As an example, synthetic biology can be applied to create proteins derived from fermented yeast and sugar which have the same nutritional content as animal proteins.

    Big australia has made us such a wealthy country that we can afford to give up growing and harvesting meat and natural foods,instead paying Big Crony Sludge companies to brew up chemical paste in vats and provide it as medicated rations.

    While their godless commo abc preaches from their billion dollar pulpit that rewilding the world and sucking on Stalins Own Soma in your dormitory storage cubicle is progress.

    Comrades.

  226. 1735099

    A prayer written by the late Deacon Boniface Perdjert, the first permanent Deacon ordained in
    Australia. He passed away in March 2019 and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    Catholic Council have shared the following tribute to this well-loved and respected elder:

    God did not begin to take an interest in people with the incarnation of his Son, nor with Abraham.
    My people existed here in Australia thousands of years before Abraham.
    In all that time God was with my people. He worked through their culture. He was saving us despite human weakness. He was preparing us for the day when he would see the features of Aboriginals in the image of his Son.
    So I must recognise, I must use the things of God that are in my culture. I must use them in his service.
    If I do not do this, my faith and my service are shallow.
    They are a pretending. They belong to someone else, not to me. God has asked us to love him with whole mind, heart and soul. So I must give myself to God as an Aboriginal.
    This is what God wants or he would not have made me what I am.

  227. Mother Lode

    Love your writing ML.

    I see I am not the only one who frets about the young Brady’s.

  228. Knuckle Dragger

    woolfe,

    It probably won’t, no. I think it was Rockdoctor last night that provided some illumination on practices on some sites. I’m not a miner and have never been in one so can’t say firsthand, but it’s nevertheless interesting to see the backtracking when the diversity flagships suddenly become ‘responsible’ for real world events – even if it’s just perception.

    I haven’t seen the Webjet girl yet, and I gotta say I’ve gone off Trivago girl a bit since she got the jagged off-kilter straight fringe thing. I still rate Toyota Girl, and to a lesser degree Flight Centre Girl. Blondie, hint of a Pommy accent even though she only says two words in the whole ad.

  229. John Constantine

    Pay for your google-green soylent ration with your facecoin company token.

    As long as the chicom secret police social credit rating Skynet keeps your internal passport active.

    Otherwise you get to find out why they build the sludgeration vat factories next door to the re-education camps where all the dissidents get sent.

    Comrades.

  230. John Constantine

    Skynet sludge burgers as medicated rations.

    Soon you will never have wanted anything any different.

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