Tuesday Forum: July 9, 2019

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  1. MatrixTransform

    Back to the big fat leather armchair and the cricket.

    found yr 10mm socket then?

  2. Bruce in WA

    So, what’s on tomorrow?

    55 grain Sierra Super Roo
    Measurement to ogive 1.910″
    25.2 grains 2206H

    Happy, happy day.

  3. mh

    It’s raining in Manchester.

    One of the most used phrases in the English language, I suspect.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Crankiness still rife on the Cat I see.

    Back to the big fat leather armchair and the cricket.

    I’m overlooking the Avon Valley, with a large Scotch, and a good book. I’m quoting a mad Irishman I used to serve with, but he maintained that “cricket was a tool of the British imperialists, to keep the subject races in their place.”

  5. None

    None, you found the Emily Ratajkowski pic pretty fast, and I have never stumbled across that particular one.

    Had you bookmarked it?

    Nope. An almost nude photo of her in that revolting string bikini appeared in mainstream newspapers. I chose one where she was half dressed.

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes None, both newsworthy, and memorable because it’s newsworthy. And newsworthy because hundreds of thousands of people did it.

    But hey, don’t just complain here. You clearly need a wider audience.

    A few stern Letters to the Editor should do it. Start by castigating all those people who read the paper, segue into how gay porn damages women and finish off with a demand that all single mothers (especially those that remove their own pubic hair) be jailed.

    That should do it.

  7. Old School Conservative

    On The Bolt Report on Sky at 7pm: the extraordinary pedophilia scandal that is rocking Trump’s White House.

    So Bolt did a story on Trump’s involvement in pedophilia?
    I am sure that will feature prominently in tomorrow’s press.
    Or Bolt was engaging in hyperbole to spruce his show.

  8. Old School Conservative

    spruce s/b spruik

  9. None

    found a Catholic Porn link fast enough though dintcha?

    I did? Where? I’m not Catholic BTW.

  10. VODKA

    try Reyka from Iceland, fiFTY BUCKs. THE ABSOLUTE best

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    I would never actually yank a lady’s pubic hair MV.

    That would be rude. I am nothing if not chivalrous.

  12. areff

    Reyka, from iceland. The absolte best

  13. dover_beach

    I don’t care where it comes from I’m sick of it. I see it on my FB feed often enough, all those ridiculous statements by those high profile preachers in the USA.

    How does this get on your FB feed? Are your friends sharing it with you? Maybe the problem isn’t so much with Christians per se as the sources you’re relying on.

    It also relates to my earlier point. People do not respond well to distant threats. People respond well to suggestions that in this life benefits can accrue from being faithful. This is basic stuff so I don’t know why Christians focus so much on the negative repercussions and neglect to highlight the positive aspects they believe in.

    Leaving aside that the use of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ assumes a criterion re thought and conduct that the Christian does not accept, at what point do you think it appropriate to tell the person/s being addressed, hey, its been great having you here, but you do know that the doctrines and teachings of the Church prohibit activities you regularly engage in and approve of?

  14. MatrixTransform

    you havent worked it out yet have you None?

    you go grrl

  15. Infidel Tiger

    We still talking about shaving our junk?

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Waxing, IT. Waxing.

    God.

  17. Memoryvault

    I would never actually yank a lady’s pubic hair MV.

    I wouldn’t know how to, Knuckles.
    Marilyn was clean shaven when I met met her, and remained that way for the next 40 years. Nothing to do with my choice, and everything to do with her preference for oral sex as foreplay.

    Mind you, she was impressed when she learned I could lick the tip of my nose.

  18. Bruce in WA

    I’m overlooking the Avon Valley, with a large Scotch, and a good book.

    I could easily learn to hate you! 😀

  19. MatrixTransform

    We still talking about shaving our junk?

    with some perseverance plucking can have a very pleasing result.
    like sculpting

  20. None

    Knuckles you’ve been standing out in that sun for way too long. You admitted that the pictures in the press were pixelated and it was the hundreds of thousands that soughr out the full frontal nudes. I don’t seek out full frontal nudes of footballers or anyone else for that matter. I really have no interest in Riewolt’s genitalia. Clearly you and areff did. Oh well, own it then. If it is fantabulously ok for men to inspect other men’s dicks then why are you so embarrassed about it?

  21. Knuckle Dragger

    As good a night as I’ve had for some time here. Off to the farter. Big day of selling hot dogs to the public tomorrow.

    By the way None, that’s not code for anything.

    ….

    Or……. is it?

  22. Bruce in WA

    I wouldn’t know how to, Knuckles.
    Marilyn was clean shaven when I met met her, and remained that way for the next 40 years. Nothing to do with my choice, and everything to do with her preference for oral sex as foreplay.

    Mind you, she was impressed when she learned I could lick the tip of my nose.

    Love it. Thank you.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    See, None.

    MV gets it.
    G’night, toots.

  24. MatrixTransform

    Lemme get this straight.
    None talks incessantly about dicks because men==bad
    then other people talk bout it.
    and thats because men== bad

    somebody upthread suggested getting help?

    not sure there is any

  25. None

    By the way None, that’s not code for anything.

    Yes it is, it’s the reason why you sleep alone.

  26. MatrixTransform

    new day.
    new unicorn

  27. Bruce in WA

    Hmmm … let’s see … 9.40 Perth time.

    Might go and charge up the clippers and have a word to Mrs BiWA.

    Sorry, TMI … right?

  28. None

    Lemme get this straight.

    You’re not even close Matrix. More own goals here tonight than a Labor 0election campaign

  29. Memoryvault

    Love it. Thank you.

    Exactly what Marilyn used to say.

  30. mh

    Marilyn was clean shaven when I met met her, and remained that way for the next 40 years. Nothing to do with my choice, and everything to do with her preference for oral sex as foreplay.

    What happened after 40 years?

  31. Steve trickler

    “Murder at the Symphony”.

    Top stuff from the Danes.



  32. Bruce in WA

    Exactly what Marilyn used to say.

    Lovely

  33. None

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3101393, posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    See, None.

    MV gets it.
    G’night, toots.

    I’m sure the MV is pleased to know that you approve of his sex life with Marilyn. Congrats on another own goal. Good night, petal.

  34. Memoryvault

    She’s off on a new adventure, mh.

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I could easily learn to hate you! 😀

    Department of Veteran’s Affairs have classified me as “disabled” and granted me a card…….

  36. Infidel Tiger

    Feels like a sex chat group at Shady Pines Nursing Home.

    Not sure how many Metamucil and Vodkas it will take to make this any less uncomfortable.

  37. MatrixTransform

    None.
    ‘own goal’ is a euphemism ?

    go on girl, rub that out
    ride that unicorn

    yeeee har

  38. None

    Skip the Metamucil and stick to straight vodka IT.

  39. mh

    Tom Steyer

    @TomSteyer
    It’s true. I’m running for president.
    11:07 PM – Jul 9, 2019

  40. P

    The Coogee Bay Hotel

    The last time I was there was 1963, and the room we were in had Dig Richards and the R’Jays playing, and singing
    (from my memory):

    “Oh dear what can the matter be”.
    We all sang along with them:

    The first old Lady Elizabeth Porter
    She went there to pass some superfluous water
    But she got lost in the tide when it caught her
    And nobody knew she was there.

    The second old lady, Elizabeth Spender
    She went there to fix up a broken suspender
    But it flew back and hit her in feminine gender
    And nobody knew she was there.

    The third old lady, Elizabeth Humphrey
    She went there to make herself perfectly comfy
    But she got stuck and couldn’t get her bum free
    And nobody knew she was there.

    The moral of the story if any, is you can’t get three pees for a penny if nobody knows you are there.

  41. MatrixTransform

    you dont get it do you None?

  42. None

    Matrix , whatever gave you the impression that I care what you think? You can’t take a hint can you?

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    QLD News
    Queensland Govt agrees to $190m settlement in stolen wages case

    Indigenous Australians who allegedly had their wages stolen by the State in the mid-20th Century are set for a payout, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad announced today.
    JACK McKAY, The Courier-Mail
    Subscriber only
    |
    July 9, 2019 2:59pm

    INDIGENOUS Australians who allegedly had their wages stolen by the State in the mid-20th Century are in line for a $190 million payout.

    The State Government today announced it had reached a settlement in the long running case of Pearson V State of Queensland, in one of the biggest class action settlements in Australian history.

    Townsville man Hans Pearson, 80, who worked as cattleman and drover for much of his life, launched the legal bid in September 2016 on behalf of about 10,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and their descendants.

    They alleged that successive State Governments had withheld the wages of indigenous workers that had been paid to the State as trustee between 1939 and 1972.

    The Government today confirmed a $190 million settlement scheme had been agreed to in principle, including legal and administrative costs, which will now have to be approved by the Federal Court.

    Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the settlement had been struck in the spirit of reconciliation and recognition of the legacy and impact of the “control” policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

    “On reaching settlement the Queensland Government is also mindful of those who have since passed and those who are ageing, and will work with the Applicant’s legal representatives to progress the settlement in an expedient manner,” she said.

    “The Queensland Government is committed to righting historic wrongs and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the community as we move forward together.”

    This judement is now being hailed as the new MABO judgement – F.M.S.

  44. Feels like a sex chat group at Shady Pines Nursing Home.
    Not sure how many Metamucil and Vodkas it will take to make this any less uncomfortable.

    Fact check status: 200% accurate.

  45. Top Ender

    #MeToo — it was always going to end in tears
    JANET ALBRECHTSEN

    Never have so-called progressives been more manifestly regressive than in the way the #MeToo movement undermines fundamental legal rights. To prove the point, the case of John Jarratt deserves a special mention as the contrast between the cool reason found in a courtroom and the conflation and outrage that drives #MeToo.

    Last Friday, after two hours of deliberations, a jury found the Australian actor not guilty of raping a woman almost 40 years ago. The woman cannot be named for legal reasons, while Jarratt’s name has been plastered across the media. All along, Jarratt said it was consensual sex. It has been reported that the woman was contacted by journalist Tracey Spicer, who has led the #MeToo movement in Australia.

    It was inevitable that this social media movement would spiral out of control. It is premised on one fatal flaw. We were told that women must be believed, a claim that heaves with bogus morality and defies reality. This is not even a debate about who lies more either, men or women. The fact some women lie too dismantles the claim that all women must be believed.

    In January, Canberra woman Sarah Jane Parkinson was jailed for three years after staging a fake rape that sent her boyfriend to prison for four months until ­charges against him were dropped. Last week, Cherie Renee Bolton from Arkansas pleaded guilty to trying to frame her husband as a pedophile by downloading child porn in his phone. Women lie.

    This central flaw at the heart of #MeToo presumes to wave away legal rights and a legal system premised on the presumption of innocence. If #MeToo’s vocal advocates had warned of this inherent danger, counselled caution and called for due process, the movement may not have become a train wreck.

    In a stark contrast to the wild courts of social media that tainted men across the world with unproven allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, defined so loosely as to include bad jokes or even bad sex, the NSW District Court delivered a cool-headed, legally grounded response last Friday. The evidence was presented to court, tested by lawyers, and 12 objective people from the community decided the claim of rape was not proved beyond reasonable doubt.

    Our legal system is not perfect. Innocent people have gone to prison; guilty people can escape punishment. But courts of law are a damn sight fairer than the social media hunting seasons kicked off by #MeToo.

    While the Jarratt case is a win for reason, the #MeToo movement has settled in for more emotive trench warfare. Earlier this year, a Harvard law professor was hounded from his campus role after he joined Harvey Weinstein’s legal team. Some students protested, claiming “discomfort” that Ronald Sullivan was part of the legal team representing Weinstein, who faces charges of rape and other sexual misconduct.

    Sullivan, along with his wife, Stephanie Robinson, were faculty deans at Harvard’s Winthrop House. Some demanded his resignation. The Association of Black Harvard Women put out a statement that said: “You failed us.” Sullivan and his wife are the first African-Americans to lead one of Harvard’s 12 residential colleges. They have done so for 10 years.

    Sullivan, who has acted for victims of sexual assault and for those accused of murder, wrote to students, explaining that lawyers are not an extension of their clients. It is the duty of defence lawyers to represent those accused of crimes, no matter how reviled the defendant, he wrote. If society denies unpopular defendants basic rights of legal representation, it won’t be long before basic rights for all of us are lost.

    In a portent of what was to come, Harvard administrators ordered a “climate review” into Winthrop. Then, in early May, university bosses told Sullivan and his wife their appointments would not be renewed. Writing about this debacle, Sullivan said “feelings alone should not drive university policy”. He noted that “administrators must help students dis­tinguish between feelings that have a rational basis and those that do not. In my case, Harvard missed an opportunity to help students do that.”

    One female student, Danu AK Mudannayake, who led protests against Sullivan, described his removal as a “win” that would resonate beyond Harvard. Sadly, it is a win for emotion. As Evan Gerstmann wrote in Forbes, the basic tenets of justice mean “John Adams was no less patriotic because he defended the British soldiers accused of the Boston Mas­sacre. James Donovan, famously portrayed in the film Bridge of Spies, was not a communist sympathiser just because he represented an accused Soviet spy.”

    Another young woman, Phoebe H. Suh, wrote in The Crimson, Harvard’s newspaper, that “the violent impact” of Sullivan acting for Weinstein is silence for her, as a survivor of sexual assault. Conjuring up violent impacts is not just irrational, it is dangerous to victims. A court of law is the place where victims are given a voice.

    In a damning assessment of our age, it is bad enough that discomfort is used to stifle ideas that challenge young minds, to no-platform speakers who veer from the orthodoxy, to inhibit students from learning and thriving from free and robust discussions, to infantilise them, too, with safe spaces and trigger warnings. As Alan Dershowitz wrote recently, “feeling unsafe is the new mantra for McCarthyism”.

    In a case of how culture seeps from one arena to another, discomfort is being used to dislodge fundamental legal principles. Harvard’s actions are not just a betrayal of liberal education, allowing feelings to trump inquiry and learning. Harvard, of all places, has also allowed feelings unshackled from reason to trump fundamental legal principles.

    Where has reason gone? All men, sexual predators and murderers alike, are entitled to legal representation. We defend the guilty so that the innocent are defended too, because we cannot always know who is guilty and who is innocent. A court will test allegations, using evidence and cross-examination, and law that has developed over centuries, including a jury of our peers that decides guilt beyond reasonable doubt. All this because, as English jurist William Blackstone, said: “It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.”

    The #MeToo movement inverts these fundamental legal principles. If all women must be believed, and some lie, it follows that innocent men will suffer.

    Jarratt was more than entitled to say on Friday that no man should ever go through what he has endured. But at this point in the #MeToo cycle, it is worth praising a court system that settled this matter. What #MeToo promotes — public damnation minus basic legal principles and process — is far worse. To its eternal shame, Harvard has endorsed this travesty of justice.

    Oz link

  46. Steve trickler

    Thomas and crew in full motion.



  47. Mark A

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3101417, posted on July 10, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Feels like a sex chat group at Shady Pines Nursing Home.
    Not sure how many Metamucil and Vodkas it will take to make this any less uncomfortable.

    Fact check status: 200% accurate.

    Yup, I always thought of myself as reserved and tended to keep it private when it came to discussing sexual matters.

    Now I’m not so sure, I may be a prude? I didn’t think so.
    Too much info offered here for my taste.

  48. None

    Well Socrates you can wait for Beaugan’s next installment of “me Tarzan, you STD riddled Maria” and get even more uncomfortable.

  49. Shy Ted

    I have a delightful elderly neighbour who gets very cross when I express my contempt for Benny Wong. Story is that many years ago she was trying to break into the Middle East market importing and exporting household items but was having great difficulty with the bureaucracy, it being a new line. The Wong chap was a state minister who quickly resolved multiple issues and allowed said neighbour to create a successful business and enjoy several years in several ME countries. I asked what Wong was like back then and was a bit surprised to hear “very feminine”.
    Neighbour has a daughter who is lesbian but remains feminine and attractive but showed no same sex inclinations until long term boyfriend cheated on her and was quickly swept into the bull dyke sisterhood. I’ve long had a theory that some are lesbian by default after such an event but you can never prove these things. Her last relationship was with a Canadian author of fantasy lesbian porno stories and I helped neighbour to Google her- described herself as a witch prompting “whatever happened to my beautiful daughter?”
    So Wong may have been okay til Weatherill but now comes across as weapons grade misandrist. Wonder what happened. Witch author dispatched back to Canada, Air Canada or broomstick, can’t remember which.

  50. JC

    John Gorton left a very eloquent message on the Apollo moon disk.

    Some leaders were almost poetic with the wording of their moon messages.
    “This is a dramatic fulfillment of man’s urge to go ‘always a little further’; to explore and know the formerly unknown; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield,” Australia’s Prime Minister John Gorton wrote. “May the high courage and the technical genius which made this achievement possible be so used in the future that mankind will live in a universe in which peace, self expression, and the chance of dangerous adventure are available to all.”

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/space/apollo-11-anniversary/os-ne-apollo-11-messages-on-moon-20190708-czzqizb56jgcxca5wrqyuhlfdm-story.html

  51. Top Ender

    #MeToo — it was always going to end in tears
    JANET ALBRECHTSEN

    Never have so-called progressives been more manifestly regressive than in the way the #MeToo movement undermines fundamental legal rights. To prove the point, the case of John Jarratt deserves a special mention as the contrast between the cool reason found in a courtroom and the conflation and outrage that drives #MeToo.

    Last Friday, after two hours of deliberations, a jury found the Australian actor not guilty of ra ping a woman almost 40 years ago. The woman cannot be named for legal reasons, while Jarratt’s name has been plastered across the media. All along, Jarratt said it was consensual sex. It has been reported that the woman was contacted by journalist Tracey Spicer, who has led the #MeToo movement in Australia.

    It was inevitable that this social media movement would spiral out of control. It is premised on one fatal flaw. We were told that women must be believed, a claim that heaves with bogus morality and defies reality. This is not even a debate about who lies more either, men or women. The fact some women lie too dismantles the claim that all women must be believed.

    In January, Canberra woman Sarah Jane Parkinson was jailed for three years after staging a fake ra pe that sent her boyfriend to prison for four months until ­charges against him were dropped. Last week, Cherie Renee Bolton from Arkansas pleaded guilty to trying to frame her husband as a pedophile by downloading child porn in his phone. Women lie.

    This central flaw at the heart of #MeToo presumes to wave away legal rights and a legal system premised on the presumption of innocence. If #MeToo’s vocal advocates had warned of this inherent danger, counselled caution and called for due process, the movement may not have become a train wreck.

    In a stark contrast to the wild courts of social media that tainted men across the world with unproven allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, defined so loosely as to include bad jokes or even bad sex, the NSW District Court delivered a cool-headed, legally grounded response last Friday. The evidence was presented to court, tested by lawyers, and 12 objective people from the community decided the claim of ra pe was not proved beyond reasonable doubt.

    Our legal system is not perfect. Innocent people have gone to prison; guilty people can escape punishment. But courts of law are a damn sight fairer than the social media hunting seasons kicked off by #MeToo.

    While the Jarratt case is a win for reason, the #MeToo movement has settled in for more emotive trench warfare. Earlier this year, a Harvard law professor was hounded from his campus role after he joined Harvey Weinstein’s legal team. Some students protested, claiming “discomfort” that Ronald Sullivan was part of the legal team representing Weinstein, who faces charges of ra pe and other sexual misconduct.

    Sullivan, along with his wife, Stephanie Robinson, were faculty deans at Harvard’s Winthrop House. Some demanded his resignation. The Association of Black Harvard Women put out a statement that said: “You failed us.” Sullivan and his wife are the first African-Americans to lead one of Harvard’s 12 residential colleges. They have done so for 10 years.

    Sullivan, who has acted for victims of sexual assault and for those accused of murder, wrote to students, explaining that lawyers are not an extension of their clients. It is the duty of defence lawyers to represent those accused of crimes, no matter how reviled the defendant, he wrote. If society denies unpopular defendants basic rights of legal representation, it won’t be long before basic rights for all of us are lost.

    In a portent of what was to come, Harvard administrators ordered a “climate review” into Winthrop. Then, in early May, university bosses told Sullivan and his wife their appointments would not be renewed. Writing about this debacle, Sullivan said “feelings alone should not drive university policy”. He noted that “administrators must help students dis­tinguish between feelings that have a rational basis and those that do not. In my case, Harvard missed an opportunity to help students do that.”

    One female student, Danu AK Mudannayake, who led protests against Sullivan, described his removal as a “win” that would resonate beyond Harvard. Sadly, it is a win for emotion. As Evan Gerstmann wrote in Forbes, the basic tenets of justice mean “John Adams was no less patriotic because he defended the British soldiers accused of the Boston Mas­sacre. James Donovan, famously portrayed in the film Bridge of Spies, was not a communist sympathiser just because he represented an accused Soviet spy.”

    Another young woman, Phoebe H. Suh, wrote in The Crimson, Harvard’s newspaper, that “the violent impact” of Sullivan acting for Weinstein is silence for her, as a survivor of sexual assault. Conjuring up violent impacts is not just irrational, it is dangerous to victims. A court of law is the place where victims are given a voice.

    In a damning assessment of our age, it is bad enough that discomfort is used to stifle ideas that challenge young minds, to no-platform speakers who veer from the orthodoxy, to inhibit students from learning and thriving from free and robust discussions, to infantilise them, too, with safe spaces and trigger warnings. As Alan Dershowitz wrote recently, “feeling unsafe is the new mantra for McCarthyism”.

    In a case of how culture seeps from one arena to another, discomfort is being used to dislodge fundamental legal principles. Harvard’s actions are not just a betrayal of liberal education, allowing feelings to trump inquiry and learning. Harvard, of all places, has also allowed feelings unshackled from reason to trump fundamental legal principles.

    Where has reason gone? All men, sexual predators and murderers alike, are entitled to legal representation. We defend the guilty so that the innocent are defended too, because we cannot always know who is guilty and who is innocent. A court will test allegations, using evidence and cross-examination, and law that has developed over centuries, including a jury of our peers that decides guilt beyond reasonable doubt. All this because, as English jurist William Blackstone, said: “It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.”

    The #MeToo movement inverts these fundamental legal principles. If all women must be believed, and some lie, it follows that innocent men will suffer.

    Jarratt was more than entitled to say on Friday that no man should ever go through what he has endured. But at this point in the #MeToo cycle, it is worth praising a court system that settled this matter. What #MeToo promotes — public damnation minus basic legal principles and process — is far worse. To its eternal shame, Harvard has endorsed this travesty of justice.

    Oz link

  52. C.L.

    … that mankind will live in a universe in which peace, self expression, and the chance of dangerous adventure are available to all.

    Little did Gorton know that millennials would be afraid of manual cars, universities would ban self-expression and that dangerous adventure would be outlawed.

  53. Fisky

    (((The Alex Nowrasteh)))
    @AlexNowrasteh

    Illegal Immigrants – and Other Non-Citizens – Should Not Receive Government Healthcare.

    Yeah, good call buddy. Problem is, the CATO Institute has no say over these things. Illegals will get healthcare whether you support it or not. Second, you’ve already thrown your lot in with the SJW crowd, so what happens when they call you “racist” over this stuff? Are you seriously going to double down on opposing benefits for illegal immigrants?

    Nah, didn’t think so.

    It is really time to dismantle the “libertarian” movement. It serves no useful purpose at all.

  54. DrBeauGan

    Truth is drbg that your holiday sounds intensely boring

    Staying in one spot, hanging around with a couple of Cuban dance hall hostesses who are constantly on the cadge, sitting in a crumby park smoking cigars, drinking crappy wine, not my idea of adventure

    I think even a cruise might be more fun

    (that is probably a lie)

    Aww, and I was going to invite you to join me and do my Spanish translation for me. Now I’ve had to invite Spiky instead.

    I guess it’s all a matter of life experiences to date. I’ve never mixed with dance hall hostesses before, so for me it’s all new and interesting. These girls are certainly mercenary parasites, selling the illusion of affection. I’m not a customer for that particular product. But what else do they have to sell? Had they been brought up in a decent society where morals and self-respect are affordable, they’d likely have been very different. I can like them still. But I am not given to deceiving myself, about them or much else.

  55. DrBeauGan

    Feels like a sex chat group at Shady Pines Nursing Home.
    Not sure how many Metamucil and Vodkas it will take to make this any less uncomfortable.

    Fact check status: 200% accurate.

    There’s something pathetic about people getting their rocks off on distant memories of sex. Not quite as pathetic as getting excited about fantasies about other people having sex, but None is rather extreme.

    I wish they’d go away and take their hang-ups with them.

  56. Mitch M.

    This has always struck me as counter intuitive but multiple studies find the same result. Big benefits gained even if starting exercise in middle age or even old age.

    Physical activity trajectories and mortality: population based cohort study

    Conclusions Middle aged and older adults, including those with cardiovascular disease and cancer, can gain substantial longevity benefits by becoming more physically active, irrespective of past physical activity levels and established risk factors. Considerable population health impacts can be attained with consistent engagement in physical activity during mid to late life.

  57. DrBeauGan

    I got a good night txt from Maria at six o’clock last evening which is very early for her, and no communication since, despite my wishing her a good morning and asking her to ay when she is planning to come and cook for me.

    I think she may have found a better sucker.

    Oh well. Easy come, easy go.

  58. DrBeauGan

    I heard from Maria. She has been in the hospital with a small boy who fell down some steps. But she will be coming soon.

    I have tried a local Cohiba. It is quite different from the imports to Oz and much better. But still overpriced.

    A man needs to find out impossible things like that.

  59. DrBeauGan

    Important, not impossible. Bloody autofuckup.

  60. Empire 5:5

    So Bolt did a story on Trump’s involvement in pedophilia?
    I am sure that will feature prominently in tomorrow’s press.
    Or Bolt was engaging in hyperbole to spruce his show.

    He did?

    US Fakestream is working overtime propagating the lie that Epstein and DJT were besties. An amateur citizen journalist can debunk this with about an hour’s research. Yet we hear crickets about Epstein’s role in establishing the CGI or the 26 trips rapist Bill Clinton made on the Lolita Express (at least one where he ditched is USSS detail) or the photo of Bill and Ray Chandler on Epstein’s plane. Nor the flurry of wikipedia edits on Epstein ‘s page in the last 48 hours.

    If Bolt is pushing the fakestream narrative, he’s comp’ed, an enemy of the people and should never be trusted on anything ever again.

  61. Tom

    David Rowe reverts to weird homosexual fantasies.

  62. Tom

    Trump Derangement does strange things to the British cartooning establishment, including
    Morten Morland (London Times), who also loathes Nigel Farage and Brexit.

  63. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. There’s something awfully depressing about the pommy cartoonists. They live in a fantasy world.

    And Rowe is repulsive.

    Still worth seeing. I prefer my enemies to reveal themselves.

  64. DrBeauGan

    Communicating with Yanet via Google translate is handicapped by the fact that she can’t spell. She wished me grassiass para la senas. I corrected the grassiass to gracias, to show her the difference. Then, with barely remembered Latin, I replaced senas with cenas. I got it right! She was thanking me for dinner.

    It’s like doing crossword puzzles.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Feels like a sex chat group at Shady Pines Nursing Home.

    And someone, Fawlty Towers style, has altered the sign out the front ..
    Shavy Penis Nursing Home

  66. DrBeauGan

    Yanet told me she didn’t have a boyfriend. I passed her the Spanish translation of A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. She boggled a bit, then laughed.

    I may be sowing the seeds of feminism in Cuba.

    That would be a terrible thing to have on my conscience.

  67. Top Ender

    Thanks for the ‘toons Tom.

    It’s only 8pm over here, so the Cat goes very quiet, and then when it comes back to life, we all toddle off.

    We have just had dinner and a musical piano recital with “Princess Heidi” at Schloss Adenby. Lovely gardens. No idea what sort of connection she has, if any, to some some of royal lineage. Looks like to make a crust she has events catered for.

    We are travelling down the Rhine and off into the Main River now. Travelling through 68 locks for the entire trip. Hard work for the crew. At some locks, there is only 30 cms leeway each side. Pool area on top deck was closed down today, and all of the outside lounges and shades taken off the top deck as well to reduce the height of the ship as we progress under many low bridges. Temperatures remain stubbornly at 20-22 degrees. No rain except for very light shower on one day for 30 mins.

    The river landscape changes from flat farming areas, industrial, high mountains, sharp valleys, wine-producing areas etc. But no matter where we go, there are always cyclists, van parks, or people camping with tents on edge of river. Some fishing. The nearby roads and railways (really busy with both freight and passengers ) usually runs along the edge of the river. The Rhine was extremely crowded with barges carrying various loads ranging from coal to containers. Where there are locks, the river is quieter. Very few pleasure craft.

    Food on this ship is extremely good, and the grog flows never-endingly – all inclusive. Only 150 people on the ship and are respectable crowd. One bogan and he is fairly tame. Two teenagers who are very quiet.

    Tomorrow we are doing a walk in the forest behind the village of Miltenburg in Bavaria. The reward is a local beer apparently.

  68. Notafan

    BG

    Perhaps poor Cubans speak very slangy colloquial Spanish.

    I that would definitely add a layer to the complexity.

    A bit like a foreigner with very correct English landing in Liverpool.

    Spelling difficulty is interesting, I thought Cubans were all extremely well educated.

    Ask numbers he’ll tell you.

    I’ve thought about staying in one place for a few months overseas but haven’t done it yet, worried I would get bored.

    Maybe next year I’ll go to Seville and do an internsive Spanish course for a couple of months, like my friend from LA/Cebu, though she had the advantage of lots of words in Cebu being borrowed from their Spanish colonialists overlords.

  69. DrBeauGan

    Spelling difficulty is interesting, I thought Cubans were all extremely well educated.

    Ask numbers he’ll tell you.

    I prefer to release on my own impressions, which are that it is worse than ours, but minus the perversions, Notafan.

    I don’t get bored easily, I can always think of a way to ginger things up. I’d definitely try it if I were in your shoes, and I would definitely like to spend some time in Spain again. It’s a fine and lively place.

    Cuba is very different. But a lot cheaper. There is a middle class here, although the categories don’t work well. I like variety, and get on fine with most of them, poor and even poorer.

  70. DrBeauGan

    Rely, not release. I suffer from upgrades. I thought I had tamed the damned thing.

  71. bespoke

    Mark A
    #3101420, posted on July 10, 2019 at 12:36 am

    One thing about this episode for me is learning who is only paying lip service to concerns about the #metoo movement, who would just stand by and let it happen and who would be more at home in the #metoo movement.

  72. JC

    I need to do something with a US cheque, so looked up Google to see if you’re allowed. This. They had to spell out what I highlighted !

    To sign a check over to somebody else, verify that a bank will accept the check, then endorse the back of the check and write “Pay to the order of John Doe.” Use the other person’s name instead of John Doe. Then, pass the check on to that person so they can deposit or cash the check.

  73. DrBeauGan

    Blame my superpower, bespoke. It doesn’t actually turn people into sanctimonious hypocritical perverts, but if I’m around, they seem to feel a compulsion to expose themselves.

    It’s a cross I have to bear, sigh.

  74. bespoke

    Mitch M.
    #3101340, posted on July 9, 2019 at 10:58 pm
    It also relates to my earlier point. People do not respond well to distant threats. People respond well to suggestions that in this life benefits can accrue from being faithful. This is basic stuff so I don’t know why Christians focus so much on the negative repercussions and neglect to highlight the positive aspects they believe in.

    And that may not get coverts but and least sympathetic supporters like me who see by the actions not just words of positive results.

  75. bespoke

    You and Trump have the same superpower, DrBeau. JC had it once but has gone soft. 😊

  76. egg_

    Overnight Seagulls can’t use the scroll wheel?
    Sad.

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tomorrow we are doing a walk in the forest behind the village of Miltenburg in Bavaria. The reward is a local beer apparently.

    A German beer is never to be sniffed at, Top Ender. Enjoy. River cruising is very gentle, we’ve only done one (not including the Nile, which is a bit different) but will probably soon head for more.

    I well recall a plethora of lochs like that on the Danube. Makes one wonder what the river was like without them. Flood level heights on the old inns beside the Danube give some idea.

  78. Up The Workers!

    Thanks Tom,

    I liked Branco this morning.

    The Yanks will find that the only thing that the Leftards “free stuff” will attract, is “Free-Loaders”!

    They flock to it, like blue-bottle blow-flies do to a newly-laid pile of steaming-fresh Leftard election promises.

  79. John Constantine

    A meter of global warmination possible for yarragrad ski resorts this week.

    Sheep Frazier’s warning for my district.

    The mob bought in from Broken Hill as lightweights that had never seen green grass are back in the scrub country for windbreak.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    Pommy Sky bloke says Trump calls the Pom ambassador a pompous fool.

    Then shows his tweet, which says ‘I don’t know the ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool’.

    Then blithely continues on, unaware.

  81. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old School Conservative
    #3101375, posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    So Bolt did a story on Trump’s involvement in pedophilia?
    I am sure that will feature prominently in tomorrow’s press.
    Or Bolt was engaging in hyperbole to spruce his show.”

    It was pure hyperbole. .Also Andrew donned the sanctimonious “preacher” mask….I like Andrew but he is always so desperate to appease people and worse…to make people like him who never will like him. Bit sad really.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    You go BG. Don’t dare stop posting your missives from Kooba.

    Every single spark of joy or new experience you have over there is a blow to the blackened hearts of joyless, frustrated scolds back here.

    Despite your inadvertent hammering of certain people’s hot-button issues, you’ve been upfront about what’s what from the start (not that that’s anyone’s business anyway) and are clearly having a good time.

    Go you good thing.

  83. Cassie of Sydney

    Janet A has a very good piece in today’s Oz about the fraud that is the whole #Metoo movement and the disgrace that was the Jarrett case. However her piece is closed for comments. One thing I particularly like is that Janet singles out that pernicious venal rodent called Dick Tracey. Janet writes….

    “Last Friday, after two hours of deliberations, a jury found the Australian actor not guilty of raping a woman almost 40 years ago. The woman cannot be named for legal reasons, while Jarratt’s name has been plastered across the media. All along, Jarratt said it was consensual sex. It has been reported that the woman was contacted by journalist Tracey Spicer, who has led the #MeToo movement in Australia.”

  84. egg_

    Shavy Penis Nursing Home

  85. DrBeauGan

    It was pure hyperbole. .Also Andrew donned the sanctimonious “preacher” mask….I like Andrew but he is always so desperate to appease people and worse…to make people like him who never will like him. Bit sad really.

    I concur.

    People who need the approval of others are the saddest people in the world.

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey.

    Don’t be bagging Wang Chung, egg.

    You’ll be having a crack at Feargal Sharkey next.

  87. egg_

    ‘I don’t know the ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool’.

    Touché!

  88. Not Uh oh

    These days Bolt looks and sounds like he’s just got word that his cat’s been run-over.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    David Rowe is a genius. Clearly, he is an avid reader of the Cat.

    Exhibit A: Today’s ‘work’.

    Joe, whoever Joe might be, is wearing a pair of captured trench pillow earmuffs.

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    So Wong may have been okay til Weatherill but now comes across as weapons grade misandrist. Wonder what happened.So Wong may have been okay til Weatherill but now comes across as weapons grade misandrist. Wonder what happened.

    Same as Tony Abbott’s sister probably. I think with women it’s not so much the sex as the comfort.

    Although I may be wrong. I am hardly speaking from a wide experience here. 🙂

  91. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Truth is drbg that your holiday sounds intensely boring

    Nope. Travel is never boring. Always invigorating to see new things and new people.

  92. Bruce of Newcastle

    Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are ‘Scientifically Meaningless’

    Story today for history and Christian Cats:
    Famous insane asylum
    Readers of the Bible will get it!

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    I should also’ve said “and J-wish Cats”. Your history too! Sorry, too early for me and my brain isn’t working fast in the cold.

  94. pete m

    Mitch M

    The body responds to inputs, and exercise is a well known driver of body changes at any age, so the benefits, even if starting later, are well known.

    Lifting weights beats cardio, but fast walking and swimming beat all else if need choice.

    Dawdling along does nothin except bore the dog.

    I think it is funny seeing people all decked out in fitness clothes walking slowly but purposefully as if they are doing well. Need to get the heart rate up or forget about it.

    Swimming is growing on me as I get the hang of it. Got some good tips last week on my breathing and did 30 laps last night without feeling blown out every 2 laps. Not super fast but good to feel better as it went.

    Stoushes overnight seem different from old times, and yes, way too much info thanks!

  95. pete m

    For the cricketers, will be funny if English weather raining next 2 days wipes out England from World Cup.

  96. egg_

    Don’t be bagging Wang Chung

    Methinks Wang Chung didn’t take themselves too seriously.
    Just going with the dance hall hostess meme.

  97. JC

    Bruce

    I think there can be broad observations of mental illnesses. If a fucker is talking to himself on a street corner for instance while swinging a hammer in a menacing way.. you could safely argue that dude should be locked up. However, it’s problematic attempting to fine tune observations the way they are these days. It’s not science, it’s quackery. It’s sheer quackery that led to the young boys being misdiagnosed in the 90s and fed loads of serious drugs. We need to be careful.

  98. DrBeauGan

    Maria has started food preparation. We went to the supermercado intending to buy a sparkling white to go with the enormous fish she brought with her. They had none. It was a choice between a merlot and a cabernet, so I got the merlot.

    When we got back, I had to rescue it from the freezer. Maria had wanted to chill it. Chilled merlot would have been a new experience for me, but I shall defer it until old age.

  99. Win

    Re Aboriginal culture .I have in my library a tattered book titled Ethnological Studies Among The North West Central Queensland Aborigines by the author Walter E Roth a surgeon in 1984 to the Cloncurry Normanton and Boulia hospitals.The book being for scientific purposes .In his Preface he acknowledges his sources in the pastoral industry and the Aboriginals regarding languages spoken and signed , superstitions , beliefs and ceremonial rites. His greatest thanks go to the Brisbane Commissioner of Police whose words he hopes to verify that “Queensland will be proud of her Aboriginal peoples.”
    As for what’s in the book Adam Goods Pat Dobson and Kevin Rudd should take a read and see just what they are wishing for. As for the Emu bloke some one should point the bone and just see how Aboriginal he is.

  100. Cassie of Sydney

    “Same as Tony Abbott’s sister probably. I think with women it’s not so much the sex as the comfort.”

    Agree…..I think a lot of “lesbianism” stems from failed and disappointing experiences with men. As for Christine Abbott…she strikes me as quite nice….not like than ghastly chap Wong.

  101. 1735099

    People who need the approval of others are the saddest people in the world.

    So true.
    There are lots of very sad people fishing for compliments here.

  102. Mother Lode

    Rowe is pretty messed up – even beyond his voyeuristic obsession with naked politicians.

    Trump is clearly performing well, attested to not only by the improvements to Americans’ lives but also by the increasingly shrill fury of his opponents who feel their previous gains being stripped away.

    Despite his record of making decisions which have delivered good results and his masterful knack for goading his opponents into making themselves a laughing stock, besides the Democrats trying one trick after another to try to delegitimise him and each salvo bouncing harmlessly off the sides, Rowe draws him as a lazy, gluttonous and small minded.

    Yet is there any leader anywhere, or in recent times, with a comparable track record?

    Rowe is a bit like an anti-Garrison, who draws Trump as some sulphur-crested Adonis*, and also has often to attach names to the figures in his drawings. I will give Garrison this – his drawings are often like maps of a larger landscape of people and events, while I think Rowe just draws until he has to change hands.

    *You have to be honest – Trump is on the stout side. He is not obese, but portly. That said, he seems to be uncommonly fit, sharp and energetic.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This has always struck me as counter intuitive but multiple studies find the same result. Big benefits gained even if starting exercise in middle age or even old age.

    I am going to start light very weight training today, been 15 years since I did weights. Interesting to see what the lactic acid build is with NMN. currently on 500mg/day divide dose. Not planning to increase to 1g at this stage, maybe in a month or two. 500mg seems to work quite well, have plenty of energy, too much actually, some days can’t sit still.

    That alcohol defense seemed to work quite well, although felt increasingly tired during the day. When I checked my sleep tracker found I that despite sleeping a normal duration, got a mere 15min of deep sleep that night, which might explain part of it. Never thought disturbed sleep was a contributor to hangover.

  104. DrBeauGan

    The merlot wasn’t as bad as the Frontera, but not much good. We are sampling it.

    Not improved by having the cork break off in the bottle.

    And this was from the most upmarket supermercado in Havana. Sometimes Cuban poverty is really brought home.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – You completely missed my allusion! It was about David faking it to Achish king of Gath and being given asylum in Ziklag, which they think they’ve found. In Oz he’d’ve gone onto the NDIS instantly.

  106. jo

    Nota, Sevilla is a great place to stay for a while. For me the Asturias region in the north is my favorite. “Duolingo” online is a very good place to learn Spanish.

  107. Cassie of Sydney

    “jo
    #3101500, posted on July 10, 2019 at 8:03 am
    Nota, Sevilla is a great place to stay for a while. For me the Asturias region in the north is my favorite.”

    I also love the Basque region…San Sebastian is a favourite place.

  108. egg_

    There are lots of very sad people fishing for compliments attention here.

    FTFY.

  109. rickw

    One of the most significant observations so far this week was made by DrBG:

    The relationship between Third World Countries and The Truth.

    In the Third World, what constitutes The Truth is very elastic, ranging from white lies of no consequence through to total fabrications. This occurs at a personal level, a company level, a government level, it permeates society in every way. The inability to discern The Truth destroys the ability to correct mistakes at every level. Thus Venezuela sleep walks into the abyss, unable to discern any Truth, let alone act on it.

    The West has been defined by The Truth. The West has had no monopoly on good decision making, it has frequently made serious missteps. What has instead defined it is the ability to see The Truth in the consequences of decisions and to adapt or change decisions accordingly. What is causing a decline in The West is an inability to debate The Truth openly and honestly and then act on it.

    Australia is a Post Truth country. We have gone past the point of individuals, companies, institutions and governments even being afraid to get caught not telling The Truth. Thus the country is awash with mis-information with no ability to debate The Truth and change direction. We will quickly find our self desperately poor and firmly part of the Third World because missteps are multiplying exponentially because The Truth cannot be debated and discerned on many topics:

    Climate Change
    LGBTQ
    Immigration and Multiculturalism
    Submarines
    Murray Darling Basin Lake Salinity
    Vietnam era National Service
    etc. etc.

  110. Mother Lode

    They flock to it, like blue-bottle blow-flies do to a newly-laid pile of steaming-fresh Leftard Lefturd election promises.

    Just extending the image of the flies buzzing about.

  111. woolfe

    Pity about Maria Dr B she sounded nice, but a girls gotta eat so she has probably moved on to more affluent and extravagant pastures. Hope her little girl is ok.

    This is what the black hearts here do not understand about third world living, sell or starve.

    Have fun!

  112. Bar Beach Swimmer

    It’s amazing, turdball’s legacy: the destruction of one of the most fertile productive agricultural areas in the world, the MDB, the NBN, the submarine fiasco, the expansion of alarmism, half a billion to some ratbags overseeing the GBR’s problems which are non-existent and the almost destruction of conservative politics in this nation. And there is no consequence, none. The bastard is till strutting around.

    While all that is true, he’s still gone! Bad policies arise because, by and large, the populace don’t notice, don’t care and think that someone else is paying. This is why this place is invaluable. By making a post and then discussing and arguing, then having the possibility of reiterating that new knowledge/insight beyond this hallowed place could just possibly encourage a change of opinion among those originally ignorant or disinterested. This happened recently at a family party.

    And btw, as Gab notes daily, Trump is still President! (& we didn’t get Shorten!)

  113. Black Ball

    Tailgunner, heading to Melbourne today. What bar will you be at?

  114. DrBeauGan

    Maria turned up, Woolfe, and is now cooking fish and stuff. It looks and smells wonderful. If we could have got a decent wine it would be perfect.

    I’m in the habit of telling girls that if they could cook I’d marry them. Glad I haven’t said it to Maria.

  115. Old School Conservative

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3101474, posted on July 10, 2019 at 7:15 am
    Janet A has a very good piece in today’s Oz about the fraud that is the whole #Metoo movement and the disgrace that was the Jarrett case

    In another set back for #metoo, Kevin Spacey’s accuser declined to testify due to fear of self-incrimination, and also dropped his civil case against Spacey.

    Men and women “victims” behaving badly? Whoda thunk it.

  116. egg_

    half a billion to some ratbags overseeing the GBR’s problems which are non-existent

    Seemed to be of International significance, or was that just Skeletor grandstanding?

  117. DrBeauGan

    She changed into a very sexy dress in the kitchen. I now know she wears grey knickers.

    Probably the safest way to find out.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rickw – I think that is a reason why Christianity is increasing in Cuba, where there were a couple of reformed pastors’ conferences recently with several hundred pastors in attendance, despite the hostility of the communists. Similar things are happening in the low trust countries in the north of Sth America. Likewise protestant Christianity has risen so much in China since Deng that Xi is now going the full repression.

    When the Left gets its way with lies upon lies in order to force people into dependency the people look for truth and trust. Once Oz hits bottom that could eventually even happen here – but not for a couple generations at least.

  119. feelthebern

    Just catching up on the overnight thread.
    WTF.
    The Cat turned very blue last night.

  120. Tom

    Australia is a Post Truth country. We have gone past the point of individuals, companies, institutions and governments even being afraid to get caught not telling The Truth. Thus the country is awash with mis-information with no ability to debate The Truth and change direction. We will quickly find our self desperately poor and firmly part of the Third World because missteps are multiplying exponentially because The Truth cannot be debated and discerned on many topics

    Spot on, rickw.

  121. DrBeauGan

    I would like to take Maria to Australia just to show her a bottle shop. With about ten thousand times as many bottles as in Havana’s best. Just to see the look on her face.

    I don’t think she’d get as much from actually tasting them, she’s used to rubbish.

  122. DrBeauGan

    Spot on, rickw.

    + Lots. It’s accelerated very quickly. The consequences will be with us for generations.

  123. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    In another set back for #metoo, Kevin Spacey’s accuser declined to testify due to fear of self-incrimination, and also dropped his civil case against Spacey.

    was probably hoping for quick & easy hush money

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Nota, Sevilla is a great place to stay for a while. For me the Asturias region in the north is my favorite.”

    I also love the Basque region…San Sebastian is a favourite place.

    And don’t forget the running of the bulls in Pavlova.

  125. MatrixTransform

    MeToo, None’s delusions, Numpy’s projections, mental illness…

    It is very important these days to have a fabulous story to write yourself into.
    Simply cast everybody else as perpetrator or victim.
    that way you get to cast yourself as a perpetual hero

    Do you like like my unicorn?
    correct, respectful and progressive answer is ‘yes, its awesome you’re so lucky to have such a fabulous support avatar. You must feel very safe’

  126. MatrixTransform

    I’d be very disappointed if the bulls ran in my Pavlova

  127. struth

    Good Moaning.
    Rickw nails it.

    Socialism is built on lies.
    Socialism is deceit in itself.
    The quickening is upon us and we have a UN hack as a PM of a socialist Liberal party.

    With our voting system one can truly say we DID NOT get the government we deserve or asked for.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    All hail the emulsified high fat offal tube!

    Remainers ‘boycott’ sausages after Boris Johnson visit – Brexiteers ridicule ‘snowflakes’

    A family-owned sausage company is facing a boycott after welcoming in Boris Johnson during a routine Tory leadership campaign stop. Remainers have campaigned for the bizarre sausage ban following Mr Johnson’s visit to the North Yorkshire headquarters of Heck Food Ltd last week. The demands from Remainers online even saw #BoycottHeck trending on Twitter yesterday.

    During his visit, the leadership frontrunner was photographed trying his hand at making and packing sausages at the factory.

    It’s amazing how accurate Yes Minister is.

  129. thefrollickingmole

    The Cat turned very blue last night.

    Tie died pubes will do it every time.
    Dont remember a blue rinse for the map of Tassie being mentioned though.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Pavlova was tops.
    Full of hawt chicks.
    All called Maria.
    All panting for it.

  131. MatrixTransform

    ship of fools

    Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a captain who is taller and stronger than any of the crew, but he is a little deaf and has a similar infirmity in sight, and his knowledge of navigation is not much better. The sailors are quarreling with one another about the steering––every one is of the opinion that he has a right to steer, though he has never learned the art of navigation and cannot tell who taught him or when he learned, and will further assert that it cannot be taught, and they are ready to cut in pieces any one who says the contrary. They throng about the captain, begging and praying him to commit the helm to them; and if at any time they do not prevail, but others are preferred to them, they kill the others or throw them overboard, and having first chained up the noble captain’s senses with drink or some narcotic drug, they mutiny and take possession of the ship and make free with the stores; thus, eating and drinking, they proceed on their voyage in such a manner as might be expected of them. Him who is their partisan and cleverly aids them in their plot for getting the ship out of the captain’s hands into their own whether by force or persuasion, they compliment with the name of sailor, pilot, able seaman, and abuse the other sort of man, whom they call a good-for-nothing; but that the true pilot must pay attention to the year and seasons and sky and stars and winds, and whatever else belongs to his art, if he intends to be really qualified for the command of a ship, and that he must and will be the steerer, whether other people like or not––the possibility of this union of authority with the steerer’s art has never seriously entered into their thoughts or been made part of their calling. Now in vessels which are in a state of mutiny and by sailors who are mutineers, how will the true pilot be regarded? Will he not be called by them a prater, a star-gazer, a good-for-nothing?

  132. Percy Popinjay

    A few stern Letters to the Editor should do it. Start by castigating all those people who read the paper, segue into how gay porn damages women and finish off with a demand that all single mothers (especially those that remove their own pubic hair) be jailed.

    Given some of Nong’s stupendously incoherent outbursts of late, she makes the late unlamented USRR look sane. All this beating up on Poor Ol’ Doc Beaugan is very poor form.

    In the meantime I see the Albodross is still clinging bitterly to labore’s (and the greenfilth’s) beloved more and higher taxes on everything.

    It’s not that difficult, toots. Just say you won’t introduce them and then do exactly that once an electorate with the collective memory of a goldfish ushers you back into government in three years time.

    Voila! No more unexpected Hewsonesque election losses.

  133. cohenite

    Ben Garrison’s effort is interesting. The vile msm will be trying to join Trump with Epstein instead of slick willy and thereafter the demorats. I hope Garrison is right so maybe Epstein is just the beginning of a cascade of demorat arrests. But alexander Acosta gives the demorats a sniff at Trump.

  134. DrBeauGan

    Leigh Lowe
    #3101529, posted on July 10, 2019 at 8:53 am
    Pavlova was tops.
    Full of hawt chicks.
    All called Maria.
    All panting for it.

    I don’t blame you in the least for your envy, LL.

  135. MatrixTransform

    AOC ‘Womansplains’ Sexism To Kellyanne Conway After ‘Catfight’ Comment

    Who doesnt love a good cat fight heh?

  136. Graham

    The Wong chap was a state minister who quickly resolved multiple issues and allowed said neighbour to create a successful business and enjoy several years in several ME countries

    I think Shy Ted has been misinformed by the neighbour. The Wong chap has never sullied the SA Parliament, but has only adorned the Senate. Along with ‘mad eyes’ SHY she brings this State’s reputation ever lower.

  137. Black Ball

    Do you call Melbourne home Leigh Lowe?

  138. thefrollickingmole

    To give you an idea of how weird and strange their ABC is.

    They have this old junkie (self confessed) and burglar (self confessed) presenting kids stories on Play school & the kids channel.

    Jack Charles.
    Charles was for most of his adult life a petty thief and drug addict. He was sentenced to imprisonment 22 times and convicted twice as many times, mainly for burglary and drug offences. His first conviction was entered when he was 17 for the offence of leaving his foster home without the permission of his foster parents. In breach of a forced assimilation order, driven by curiosity about his race, he had been seeking out members of his tribe in Melbourne. He later commented, half-jokingly, that his cat burglary endeavours in luxury districts such as Kew, Melbourne, were rent-collecting missions on Aboriginal land.[6]

    Charles told Doogue he took up drugs because he found he was a “bad drinker” but that, having given them up after being embarrassed at what he saw of himself in the 2008 documentary, Bastardy, he had never looked back.

    Charles has been on Phatty Addams radio show bragging about burglaries, there was no shame, repentance or acknowledgement he was wrong.

    Of course Victoria has made in their senior Autralian of the year..
    https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1303

  139. struth

    And it all starts in our schools, where from now on the senior voice on Australian history will be a druggy from the NSW south coast…………………

  140. John Constantine

    Vikpol announces it will unleash high definition robot drone cameras.

    Seventy drones will need a corps of drone pilots.

    Too much work for wymynsys to intervene?.

    They can do photos of the crime using drones, then send blokes around to do the arrest at the crims house in the morning.

    AFL football games to have the sky dark with vikpol drones. Nobody yells out bald headed flog where a vikpol drone can spy them.

    Comrades.

  141. old bloke

    JC
    #3101423, posted on July 10, 2019 at 12:51 am

    John Gorton left a very eloquent message on the Apollo moon disk.

    John Gorton was fascinated by the Apollo 11 mission, here he is at the NASA Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station 50 years ago.

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “… if they could cook… ”

    Seems like you and I would never make a duo then, Dr. BG. No regrets on either side there I suspect, but we can still have a civilised drink if I promise to keep my hugs to myself. 🙂

    MV last night merely reminiscing bed stuff out loud. We understand that. He’s missing Marilyn. Hard to be alone after so many years with someone you love.

    If I was permanently alone without my love there may be nites when Sinc would likely have to ban me from the Cat!

  143. JC

    The vile msm will be trying to join Trump with Epstein instead of slick willy and thereafter the demorats. I hope Garrison is right so maybe Epstein is just the beginning of a cascade of demorat arrests. But alexander Acosta gives the demorats a sniff at Trump.

    The only things you hear on the MSM is Epstein is evil (true), Acosta who is now Trump’s labor secretary let him off the hook and Trump praised him in 2002. Clinton’s relationship is not even mentioned.

    These people are truly fucking sick.

    All this is on the internet of course, so you’re seeing it too.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Electorate with ‘the collective memory of a goldfish’. That sounds about right. Remember too Peter Garrett’s gaff about changing it all as soon as they get in.

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am off to my dance class, a living example, as are all my older friends here, and the teacher, of wot Mitch put up about late gained exercise being good for keeping you oiled and going.

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    I suspect Trump studied this guy very carefully before he made his run for the WH.

    Ross Perot Dead At 89 After Battle With Cancer (9 July)

    Widely credited with throwing the presidency to Bill Clinton in 1992, Perot got 19% of the popular vote as a third party candidate. He ran again in 1996. Perot’s former rival, George H W Bush, died back in November at the age of 1994. His other two presidential rivals, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole – who was the Republican candidate running against Clinton in ’96 – are both still alive.

  147. DrBeauGan

    These people are truly fucking sick.

    All this is on the internet of course, so you’re seeing it too.

    True. I’d exterminate child molesters. The frustration of not indulging would have to be hell, and indulging should get execution as a matter of course. Vile creatures like that are human only on the outside. If Trump can jail one of the shits he’s done enough to be president for life.

  148. C.L.

    Following the Labor Party’s lead, the media has settled on the word “loophole” to describe a traditional defence to a ra=pe charge …

    Queensland will abolish ra—pe defence ‘loophole’ if law reform experts recommend it

    The Queensland Government is moving to reform a century-old legal “loophole” that allows accused ra=pists to walk free.

    Why shouldn’t an “accused r-apist” walk free? Is the ABC saying all “accused” ra–pists must be convicted?

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath told the ABC she was referring the “mistake of fact” defence to the Queensland Law Reform Commission for expert advice on how to change the law.

    R–ape victims and reform advocates hailed the move as a vital step in bringing Queensland’s laws on sexual violence into the 21st century.

    The 110-year-old legal defence allows an accused r–apist to argue they had a mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that sex was consensual.

    The push to abolish this “loophole” is, of course, being led by man-haters:

    Reform advocates, including the Queensland Women’s Legal Service, said the state is the worst in the country in terms of consent and successful convictions of r–ape.

    They point to Tasmania, which changed its laws 15 years ago to require “positive consent”, as a model of reform.

    In other words, a woman can cry ‘r-ape’ the next day and the accused has no defence unless there is a recording of him saying “may I penetrate you now?”
    And this next day regrets & get-square is something many women are known to have done.

    If you read the report you’ll see that angry advocates have conducted ‘research’ and come up with a few PR-handy cases of probably guilty men being acquitted. Of course, they don’t cite any cases of probably innocent men being acquitted. The Queensland Law Society supports the retention of the mistaken belief defence.

  149. mh

    MV last night merely reminiscing bed stuff out loud. We understand that. He’s missing Marilyn.

    Lizzie, memoryvault doesn’t need you to say how he is feeling. That is an awful female trait.

  150. 1735099

    Australia is a Post Truth country.

    You’re not wrong.
    It took the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee 3 years to remove bullshit from their website, even when it had been conclusively shown to be bullshit.
    It was all about the feelz……

  151. Bruce of Newcastle

    The only things you hear on the MSM is Epstein is evil (true), Acosta who is now Trump’s labor secretary let him off the hook and Trump praised him in 2002. Clinton’s relationship is not even mentioned.

    And just like that Epstein became a Republican…
    Jeffrey Epstein’s Wikipedia Page Stealth-Edited To Remove Ties To Democrats
    How amazingly amazing.

  152. Rococo Liberal

    The Queensland Law Society supports the retention of the mistaken belief defence.

    Good to see at least one law society not succumbing to leftist crap.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Queensland will abolish ra—pe defence ‘loophole’ if law reform experts recommend it

    Awesomely bad timing given Mr Jarrett’s acquittal.

  154. mh

    Of course! It was just foreplay that went wrong!

    Woman Gets 15 Years for Fatally Stabbing Her Husband During Foreplay

    …The judge sentenced Jennifer Lynn Via, 49, to 15 years in prison on Monday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter related to the 2017 death of her then-husband Thomas Via, 49, when he died from a stab wound to the heart

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/07/09/woman-gets-15-years-fatally-stabbing-husband-during-foreplay/

  155. feelthebern

    Nothing in the media about how Eptein is still contributing to Dem campaigns.
    Nothing in the media about the role Comey’s daughter played.
    These are facts.

  156. feelthebern

    Trump needs to make an example of fb.
    He needs to put the DoJ onto fb similar to the way Obama set the IRS onto the NFP sector.

  157. dover_beach

    The 110-year-old legal defence allows an accused r–apist to argue they had a mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that sex was consensual.

    That is not a loophole. Without it you do not have the mens rea and therefore no crime.

  158. egg_

    To give you an idea of how weird and strange their ABC is.

    They have this old junkie (self confessed) and burglar (self confessed) presenting kids stories on Play school & the kids channel.

    Jack Charles.

    Queer Abo – high on the Leftoid victimhood totem pole?

  159. egg_

    I see the Albodross is still clinging bitterly to labore’s (and the greenfilth’s) beloved more and higher taxes on everything.

    An Albotross hanging around Labya’s neck?

  160. John Constantine

    APRA tells australias banks to get covered with tens of billions more in Tier two capital. in case of possible upcoming financial stress.

    Ponzis don’t last forever.

    Comrades.

  161. 1735099

    Interesting reading.

    A better idea (which has been mooted in some quarters) would be to embed the projected cost of rehabilitation of ADF personnel into the budget for any new deployment.
    It’s not as if the data from past adventures is not available.
    This strategy might cool the ardour of some of the more interventionist hawks.

  162. Some History

    Anyone else for lucky number 11?

    11 years is how long there’s left on the earth’s “clock”. It’s also critical for the UK that smoking must be stamped out within 11 years.

    Smoking must be stamped out in the UK within 11 years, according to timeline set out in ambitious new Government plan

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7226247/Smoking-stamped-UK-11-years-according-new-Government-plan.html?ito=amp_twitter_share-top

  163. C.L.

    A better idea … would be to embed the projected cost of rehabilitation of ADF personnel into the budget for any new deployment.

    The only personnel deployed to actually fight this century are SAS and commando units.
    The regular army has been in the rear with the gear for nearly 60 years.

  164. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell CL.

    According to that, if you have sex with somebody, no matter how enthusiastically consensual it is, you are forever beholden to that person.

    As they could cry rope the next day, the next week, the next year or 50 years from then. Which is already extremely commonplace, in particular when a ladeee wakes up after a big night of picking up blokes and remembers she’s got a BF, and/or is married.

    And they’ll have the judicial system to back them.

    Ladies wondering where all the good men have gone – there’s your answer.

    There are good ones out there, but the risk is tremendous.

  165. max

    The ABC running hard this morning on Ken Wyatt and changing the constitution to create a third house for the indigines “as an advisory body”. Gosh, I wonder what their advice will be. Will it, say, be about where and how to spend more money.

    More politicians is just what we need.

    This stuff would get no traction if it weren’t for the national broadcaster.

    Think Cardinal Pell. Think gay marriage.

    No wonder they scream so loudly when there is the slightest hint of reduced funding let alone the feds raiding their offices.

  166. John Constantine

    At the moment, 16 per cent of Australians are using opioids, and patients are moving away from weak opioids like codeine and onto stronger oxycodone products.

    In a statement, a spokesman for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) defended the self-regulatory system for the industry, saying it allowed the regulator to focus on consumer protection.

    “The TGA expects prescription medicine sponsors to engage constructively with the self-regulatory system, irrespective of whether they are members of the industry body concerned,” he said.

    In a statement, Mundipharma said it declined to have its complaint dealt with by Medicines Australia because it felt the brochure was “balanced accurate and correct” and said only one in five pharmaceutical companies in Australia were members of the industry body.

    “This decision was not an effort to avoid scrutiny, nor has it had that effect,” he said.

    16% of australians use opioids, big pharma actively pushing that to rise, bulk bill pill mills building their client base of locked in repeat business. Mass deaths from a plague of opioids in America.

    Medical marijuana though, that had to be banned because it might damage the fabric of society.

    More than 130 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016 and 2017, according to the US Department of Health …

  167. C.L.

    At the moment, 16 per cent of Australians are using opioids …

    Why?

  168. jo

    Leigh, Pamplona. I’d live in Spain at the drop of a hat. More laid back than we are. Only seem to sweat the big stuff. We have given up generally. The left have taken over dictating the language, constantly changing the dialogue when taken a beating, then returning under a differing guise to the same nonsensical faux outrage. My approach now when approached by a lefty is F**k off and when challenged. Deaf as well as stupid, F**k off C**t. Seems to work. They are beyond reason.

  169. stackja

    C.L.
    #3101577, posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:27 am
    At the moment, 16 per cent of Australians are using opioids …

    Why?

    Ignorance fed by MSM.

  170. notafan

    Nota, Sevilla is a great place to stay for a while. For me the Asturias region in the north is my favorite. “Duolingo” online is a very good place to learn Spanish.

    Maybe I should have said back to

    I think I have been six or seven times or is it eight times to Spain, all over from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, and many places in between, mostly by train, not always very fast and speak and understand very basic Spanish. I am a star on Duolingo but that doesn’t seem to translate to long sentences when I need them. 🙂

    I want to be better.

    Oh and my opinion is my opinion and therefore cannot be wrong.

    Cruises are definitely on my excruciatingly boring list.

    The only reason I would go on one is if my mother asked me to take her, then I would go for her.

  171. “jo
    #3101578, posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Leigh, Pamplona. I’d live in Spain at the drop of a hat. More laid back than we are. Only seem to sweat the big stuff. We have given up generally. The left have taken over dictating the language, constantly changing the dialogue when taken a beating, then returning under a differing guise to the same nonsensical faux outrage. My approach now when approached by a lefty is F**k off and when challenged. Deaf as well as stupid, F**k off C**t. Seems to work. They are beyond reason.”

    Agree…a few months ago I was at a train station here in Sydney and was approached by a very ugly and overweight female with green hair and nose rings (wonder what party she votes for?)…she asked me sign a petition about “poor refugees on Manus and Nauru”….I told her to “get fucked”…..she almost reeled and then said “what did you say”…..so I said again…in a louder voice…..GET FUCKED. I then walked away.

  172. notafan

    I would prefer to spend a few months in Portugal but struggle with the pronunciation, though it is similar enough to Spanish to read a bit.

  173. Roger

    The Truth cannot be debated and discerned on many topics:

    Financial stimuli or budget surpluses?

    Frydenberg holding the line, for now.

    Imagine if it was Chris Bowen.

  174. Bruce of Newcastle

    Warning to JC: flee before the Ratpocalyse!

    NYC gets ready for ‘Ratpocalypse’ 2019 (9 July, via Lucianne)

    In New York City, rat sightings reported to 311 have nearly doubled over the course of five years, rising by 80% between 2012 and 2017, when service requests topped out at nearly 20,000. “Essentially, the rat has no struggle whatsoever finding food in every direction – in bags, litter, in the gutter, in park baskets,” said Bobby Corrigan, a rodent scientist who consults for New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

    No, if you thought it is due to the usual issue of a badly-run Democrat city with inadequate garbage collection services, you’d be wrong.

    Corrigan and other rodentologists believe that one more litter is being produced each year due to repeating warmer winters. “One more litter per female is ten pups. You have logarithmic growth on top of what was already fast growth,” he said.

    “Globally, this planet is warming up, and species like rats are saying ‘thank you.'”

    So nice to have an excuse to not to actually do anything.

  175. Some History

    Ambitious new government plan to stamp out smoking. The UK can spend time on such plans given that the government has already established a bold plan for Brexit. Oh, wait…

  176. notafan

    The Queensland Law Society supports the retention of the mistaken belief defence.

    That is a terrifying change if introduced.

    KD good men (and I know you might faint at this) are like good women

    They wait until they are married and then remain monogamous.

    Such men still exist and no they are not beta losers.

  177. stackja

    C.L.
    #3101551, posted on July 10, 2019 at 9:29 am

    It seems many women today cannot be trusted.
    So abstinence should be followed.
    What will these women do then?

  178. 1735099

    The only personnel deployed to actually fight this century are SAS and commando units.

    Nope – 2, 3 and 5/7 RAR were deployed from 20 September 1999 as part of the UN-sanctioned International Force for East Timor. They were deployed to fight if necessary, and there was at least one skirmish.
    5/7 RAR become the first battalion of the regiment to serve under UN command since the Korean War. From 1999 to 2004, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/7, and 6 RAR all served in East Timor twice. 3 RAR was deployed along with special forces from 4 RAR (Commando) and the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in May 2006. It was replaced in early September by a combined Australian and New Zealand battle group based on 6 RAR. Subsequent rotations included elements of 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8/9 RAR in the years that followed.
    In February 2005 a battle group was committed to southern Iraq to partially replace a Dutch unit that had been operating in the Governorate of Al Muthanna. The regiment’s contribution to the first battle group, initially known as the Al Muthanna Task Group, was a rifle company, although the second and third rotations were led by 5/7 RAR and 2 RAR respectively.
    When Provincial Iraqi Control was declared in Al Muthanna in July 2006, AMTG 3, led by 2 RAR, was renamed the Overwatch Battle Group (West) (OBG(W)). The fifth battle group to serve in Iraq was based on 5 RAR, by which time OBG(W) was operating in both the Al Muthanna and Dhi Qar Governorates as a part of the British Multi-National Division South East’.
    In Afghanistan, a Reconstruction Taskforce (RTF) based around the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment with protective elements from the 5/7 RAR, 6 RAR and 2nd Cavalry Regiment began arriving in Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan in early September 2006 as part of Operation Slipper. The RTF formed part of a Dutch-led Provincial Reconstruction Team, operating as part of Task Force Uruzgan and based at Forward Operating Base Ripley, outside of Tarin Kowt.[96] However, as the Australian commitment expanded, by 2010 the task force had evolved into a combined arms battalion-sized battle group consisting of infantry, engineers, cavalry, artillery and logistic elements, usually based on a unit of the Royal Australian Regiment. Known as the Mentoring Task Force (MTF). The task force was withdrawn in late 2013 following the handover of the province to Afghan forces, (Source – Wikipedia + various RAR websites).

    The regular army has been in the rear with the gear for nearly 60 years.

    All the units cited above are “regular army”, as are SASR and Commando units.

  179. stackja

    notafan
    #3101589, posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Swinging Sixties! The Pill!
    What could possibly go wrong?

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    And fair enough too, Nota.

    No judgement here whatsoever.

    Was it your daughter that had the big wedding not long back? If so, hope it went well.

  181. notafan

    Not a big wedding KD just a regular one and I cannot say when because troll.

  182. JC

    Bruce

    I saw a little fucker running into a brownstone the other evening. It’s funny. because a realtor recently told me that brownstone houses have a big problem with rats and mice. Mind you, I don’t think you can find a brownstone house for less than $10 million. Funny as.

    We’re high up and well away. Spare a thought for the “poor” ultra rich folk having to deal with this 🙂

    https://www.compass.com/listing/163-east-70th-street-manhattan-ny-10021/223880379579247457/

  183. Mother Lode

    NYC gets ready for ‘Ratpocalypse’ 2019

    Well, with the USS Epstein sinking what would you expect.

    Wikipedia is already claiming that no Demorats were ever even on the foundering vessel, but all the rats will be terrified of being dragged under.

  184. stackja

    The private still angry about life. Tedious!

  185. Tailgunner

    What bar will you be at?

    Damn, BB, no drinks for me today – working a 12-10pm shift at the old Nauru House in Collins St.
    🙁
    Rain check brah

  186. jo

    Cassie I wouldn’t have thought you knew language like that. Those ****** are the bits I don’t know. I’ve only been on the Cat for about six years so I expect to pick up some more choice words without the ******.

  187. C.L.

    What is it with Democrat cities and rats?

  188. JC

    Stack
    On a scale from one to ten what is your favourite colour of the alphabet?

  189. C.L.

    Thanks for the reply, Numbers.

  190. Roger

    Coalition MPs, having been briefed by dim bulb Christian Porter, are threatening to vote against his proposed legislation because in their view it isn’t strong enough.

    Morrison appears to be absent on this, still.

    Oh, wait he’s at a Hillsong conference, apparently confused as to whether he’s the nation’s prime pastor or prime minister while simultaneously muddying the waters on religious freedom legislation by running Tim Costello’s line that Christians should just “suck it up”. That’s not the point, prime minister, and it’s not your job, either.

  191. Mother Lode

    Corrigan and other rodentologists believe that one more litter is being produced each year due to repeating warmer winters.

    Every summer we hear about the record colds in the US. It has been a source of great amusement.

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    Entirely fair enough Nota.

    I remember you talking briefly about it, and noted your anticipation and general good vibe about it, that’s all.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is a truly guaranteed way to piss off the Mk 1 ordinary voter…

    McDonald’s and Burger King are facing calls to scrap plastic toys in kids’ meal deals

    The plastic toys given away with children’s fast food meals are under fire. McDonald’s and Burger King are the target of a petition started by two British school children who criticize the companies for giving away the toys that they say are put in the trash after only being used briefly.

    Yep, the Left is coming for Happy Meals. Coles was so successful with their miniatures campaign that Woolies was forced to duplicate it. There is nothing on Earth more guaranteed to annoy the westies of Sydney than sanctimoniously banning kids toys for Gaia.

  194. Mitch M.

    16% of australians use opioids, big pharma actively pushing that to rise, bulk bill pill mills building their client base of locked in repeat business. Mass deaths from a plague of opioids in America.

    It will be higher than 16% because there is a black market sustained by on selling of the scripts.

  195. Roger

    All the units cited above are “regular army”, as are SASR and Commando units.

    And regular units, including reserves, are still being deployed to Afghanistan for force protection.

  196. notafan

    I remember a movie was it ladder 49? where a fire is attended and the first thing you see inside the house is hundreds of rats pouring down the stairs to escape, I am sure that a real thing in older parts of cities like Chicago and New York.

    My next door neighour admitted to having over 100 in his side wall at one stage-50’s brick veneer attracted by his food production hobby and we have a creek which is also rat heaven, I saw one climbing a tree to get only my roof too little while back, got my son to cut the limb down the next day, not going to make it easy for them.

    And I saw one run up a storm water drain in Piazza Santa Maria de Trastevere early one morning in January this year, late night revellers in the local bars leave easy pickings and there must be thousands of places to hide in a city as old as Rome.

    In our Venice apartment we had to put out rubbish every morning in a plastic bag, hung on the door knob so rats could not reach, leaving it hanging overnight was not allowed.

  197. Mother Lode

    notafan
    #3101595, posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Not a big wedding KD just a regular one and I cannot say when because troll.

    The novelty is no longer whether a wedding is big, but if the person only has one.

  198. Knuckle Dragger

    Stackja,

    Four Leaf didn’t comprende the author’s point, which was that rarely are infantry battalions in this day and age used as battering rams, as in previous conflicts.

    It’s now almost exclusively smaller SF units getting the business done, and they do it well.

    You’d expect a PhD student to pick up on that. Takes all sorts I guess.

  199. mh

    Australia’s rat population will rise due to the banning of the wonderful grey supermarket bags, which were perfect for tightly sealing food scraps.

    But the rat problem will be blamed on global warming.

    🐀 🐀 🐀

  200. stackja

    JC posted

    I’m boring and not very nice. Just forget about me.

  201. notafan

    And regular units, including reserves, are still being deployed to Afghanistan for force protection.

    Relative was deployed to Iraq last year, but it is not really active service, they are confined to base almost all of the time, get to guard a few ‘dignitaries’ having a squizz at Bagdad and that is about it.

    Another example of dead boring travel.

  202. Dr Faustus

    Yep, the Left is coming for Happy Meals.

    McDonald’s and Burger King are the target of a petition started by two British school children who criticize the companies for giving away the toys that they say are put in the trash after only being used briefly.

    Weaponised woke kids.
    Political nerve gas.

  203. Mother Lode

    McDonald’s and Burger King are facing calls to scrap plastic toys in kids’ meal deals

    Calls from whom?

    Do you think they will have enough sense to realise that ‘calls’, unsolicited ‘reports’ and ‘demands’ tend to originate from people who, far from being your customers, are people who want your business gone?

  204. notafan

    Australia’s rat population will rise due to the banning of the wonderful grey supermarket bags, which were perfect for tightly sealing food scraps.

    Unless their tag team mates the crows rip them open then forget it

    Making sure your bin lid is securely closed is the best option, crows spy ajar ones in seconds.

    my kebab shop neighbours constantly overfill their skip and leave a gap for the crows and rats to cavort in.

  205. John Constantine

    China and India now account for about a fifth of global strategic reserves, and releases from their reserves would contribute to the IEA efforts – whereas commercial inventories around the world now tend to run on a just-in-time basis.

    Based on an April 2018 study by the Riyadh-based King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), in a world without spare crude capacity – which in effect would be the case with the Strait of Hormuz closed – oil prices would have spiked above $325 per barrel at the height of the Libyan Crisis in June 2011. For the sake of scale, a mere 60 million barrels were released from IEA country stockpiles during that crisis.

    Finally, in a Doomsday Scenario, where there is significant damage to Persian Gulf oil-producing and export infrastructure as well as a three-month closure of the Strait of Hormuz, crude oil prices would rocket into the stratosphere. They would not begin to fall back until the global economy collapses into deep recession. A direct hit on Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil processing facility alone could deprive the world market of 7 million b/d for a year or more as the plant is repaired.

    The impact of this and other Persian Gulf production losses could be mitigated somewhat by the remaining 40 percent of the world’s strategic reserves, as well as 200 million b/d of crude that Saudi Arabia holds in reserve at home assuming Saudi export facilities remain relatively intact.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    Jungle and bush rats are everywhere in D Town.

    I see half a dozen or so every night, running along fence tops, into trees and so on.

    We also have heaps of scrub and olive pythons. The regular crash and bang from the bacyard at night is one of them dropping from trees onto the rats, which are strangled and eaten.

    Good times.

  207. John Constantine

    In the Optimistic Scenario, where the Strait of Hormuz is only closed to commercial traffic for a few days, the impact on global oil supplies would be relatively minimal, but we would still see a brief spike above $100 per barrel due to the initial uncertainty surrounding its outcome. Crude prices would then quickly fall back to pre-crisis levels.

    The flow of 20.7 million b/d of crude and petroleum product would be curtailed if the Strait of Hormuz is fully closed, but this would be mitigated by almost 4 million b/d of crude being shipped on currently spare pipeline capacity across Saudi Arabia to Red Sea export facilities and the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline bypassing the Strait of Hormuz.

    In addition, Saudi Arabia has stored an undisclosed, albeit relatively small amount of crude oil in a number of storage facilities around the world, including Rotterdam in Europe, Okinawa and China in Asia, and the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    Under the Pessimistic Scenario, the world’s oil emergency response system would be taxed to its maximum in the first two months of the crisis – assuming the Strait of Hormuz is fully closed for the first 45 days, and a straight line resumption in oil tanker traffic over the next 45 days – leading to historically high crude oil prices on an inflation-adjusted basis for an extended period.

    Global strategic oil reserves would be more than enough to cover the shortfall in an overall sense, with 40 percent of the 1.9-billion-barrel total remaining post-crisis, but the rate of daily withdrawal from strategic reserves would pose a challenge.

    Previous studies suggest that a maximum of 14.4 million b/d of crude and product could be released from the International Energy Agency (IEA) member country reserves in the first month and roughly 12.5 million b/d in the second month, compared to disruptions of 16.9 million b/d and 15.5 million b/d, respectively, based on our assumptions.

  208. jo

    Mitch M.
    #3101608, posted on July 10, 2019 at 11:03 am

    16% of australians use opioids, big pharma actively pushing that to rise, bulk bill pill mills building their client base of locked in repeat business. Mass deaths from a plague of opioids in America.

    It will be higher than 16% because there is a black market sustained by on selling of the scripts.

    Just had shoulder reconstruction only had 5 x 5mg tabs in 2 weeks, though I have a micro dose norspan patch. Less pain post surgery than before. Had some Super K in post op. No hallucinations, worse, a huge dose of reality. My perspective on life changed immeasurably.

  209. Johno

    The only personnel deployed to actually fight this century are SAS and commando units.
    The regular army has been in the rear with the gear for nearly 60 years.

    CL, don’t talk like that. You are saying that the 9 different Battalions that went to SVN were in the rear with the gear. There are 500 KIA who would disagree with you. That is as deranged as sniffys little outbursts.

  210. John Constantine

    At first glance it seems Australia relies upon signed transnational conventions, where global strategic oil reserves are shared for the benefit of all in a crisis.

    We never hear exactly how this works.

    This article mentions that China and India have 20% of the strategic reserves australias political class declare would be shared.

    So if the straits of hormuz are closed, China will send us chinese strategic oil reserves on magic chicom unicorns, as soon as australias political class wave the signed convention at the Tyrant.

    Has any country got a more pitiful political class than australia?.

    We don’t need diesel reserves, because India and China will send us theirs.

    Comrades.

  211. Some History

    Q. Why did the man have 3 pencils sticking out of his hair?

  212. Mitch M.

    I’m not sure all of it is, but a large part of this claim is likely to be true.

    Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are ‘Scientifically Meaningless’ In Treating Mental Health
    by John Anderer

    I saw that article yesterday, didn’t bother to read it, too obvious. Psychiatric diagnosis is a mess even after the famous experiments of Szasz(1960’s) and Rosenhan(1970’s) and there is not much we can do about that.

    It isn’t just opioids being pushed by Big Pharma, antipsychotics for off label treatment, antidepressants and anxiolytics have been aggressively pushed onto the market. Governments and the media condemn the pushers of illegal drugs and praise the pushers of legal drugs. I think the increase in opioids is a disguised off label issue because people would rather get high on opioids than tolerate all the problems that come with antipsychotics, antidepressants, and anxiolytics.

    Don’t expect the psychiatric profession to do anything about this. For decades in Australia the only voice in the wilderness has been John Jureideni and he is ignored by the mental health authorities. As for groups like Beyond Blue which receive substantial funding, they are sick in the head and we are fools for tolerating the waste of money. Such groups simply subscribe to the standard psychiatric stance because they are too stupid or fear funding cuts to criticize the status quo.

    The big sleeping monster in all this is the ever increasing use of psychiatric drugs in children. We have no idea of the developmental implications of that.

  213. thefrollickingmole

    The 110-year-old legal defence allows an accused r–apist to argue they had a mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that sex was consensual.

    That is not a loophole. Without it you do not have the mens rea and therefore no crime.

    See proof of the parti-archy, wimmmins supression, gigger, hoot, large bowl of porridge, my old mans a dustman…..

    /frightbat off.

  214. 1735099

    Four Leaf didn’t comprende the author’s point, which was that rarely are infantry battalions in this day and age used as battering rams, as in previous conflicts.

    You’re the one lacking comprehension.
    No Australian unit has been used as a “battering ram” for a very long time.
    That was Monash’s major contribution to our military history.
    That crap is reserved for the Septics, notably the marines.
    Even the Yanks don’t do that anymore.

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    Q. Why did the man have 3 pencils sticking out of his hair?

    He pissed off John Wick?

  216. DrBeauGan

    Oh golly gosh. I got a great dinner from Maria. Now she wants to stay the night. I say no. She says I am forcing her to sleep on the streets. I say no te creo. She offers to sleep on a couch. I say no. She pouts. Crikey, she does a good pout. Now she is washing up. When she has finished her wine she is going to take a shower.

    Help!!!!

  217. Some History

    Q. Why did the man have 3 pencils sticking out of his hair?
    He pissed off John Wick?

    Bruce, out of his hair, not out of his head. LOL

  218. To give you an idea of how weird and strange their ABC is.
    They have this old junkie (self confessed) and burglar (self confessed) presenting kids stories on Play school & the kids channel.
    Jack Charles.

    Isn’t he the bloke who looks like Catweazle – due to his personal grooming – & he used to do his best to seem like a muttering homeless, so that cabbies would change to the centre lane and accelerate when they saw him hailing from the curb.

    Then he’d scream “racism” & pretend he was a “famous actor” & cabbies (who arrived yesterday from the Punjab & are most un-PC regards Australia’s indigenous) should have know how he was, blah blah blah etc. – all to extend his 15 minutes in the public eye?

  219. notafan

    simple

    tell her
    hay ratas en mi apartamento

  220. Some History

    Oh golly gosh. I got a great dinner from Maria. Now she wants to stay the night. I say no. She says I am forcing her to sleep on the streets. I say no te creo. She offers to sleep on a couch. I say no. She pouts. Crikey, she does a good pout. Now she is washing up. When she has finished her wine she is going to take a shower.
    Help!!!!

    If I may be of assistance, BG, Qban/Australian relations being my forte. Toss as many belongings into a suitcase. Call taxi. Offer driver a big tip for getting you to the airport pronto.

  221. Johno

    Sir David Attenborough has blasted the US and Australia at a British parliament committee hearing. Apparently we are all naughty for not worshiping at the alter of climate change.

    All uv da fishy wishys in da ocean is gunna die. True story.

  222. mh

    Dr BG, let her stay.

    It’s not like you have to shag her.

  223. Shy Ted

    Thanks Graham, might have got Benny Wong job wrong back when he was a wymmin but the rest of the story holds up. Fascinating lady, my neighbour, first met her 5 years ago , always a story to tell with newspaper cuttings and such as proof. When I was a kid in England my dad read me the story of Rodney Fox who was bitten by a great white south of Adelaide. Neighbour is a friend and took me to their place for lunch, fascinating, full of shark memorabilia. Very interesting chap with a life devoted to shark preservation. Got photo taken with him and bought signed copy of his book which I sent to dad.
    Neighbour was also bitten by a tiger snake and spent several weeks in hospital eventually emerging fully recovered except for being deaf on one side. This was all back in the day before gummint legislated that sharks and snakes weren’t allowed to bite people and solved the problem.

  224. Old School Conservative

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3101573, posted on July 10, 2019 at 10:20 am
    Bloody hell CL.

    According to that, if you have sex with somebody, no matter how enthusiastically consensual it is, you are forever beholden to that person.

    Just as dash cams are almost ubiquitous for car insurance/defence purposes, so will bed cam soon be mandatory with 30 year storage.
    For Justin.

  225. Dr Faustus

    The Grauniad unexpectedly reports the Epstein arrest as baby steps in the downfall of Trump, who is reportedly an (as yet unconvicted) abuser of young children supplied by Epstein. And apparently we all know why Trump hasn’t been convicted – and apparently it’s up to the media to ensure he doesn’t get off again, like Brett Kavanaugh did.

    On the other hand, we apparently also know Bill Clinton only: “used Epstein’s private jet for work related to the Clinton Foundation; according to Clinton, they were always accompanied by Secret Service agents or Clinton Foundation staff.”

    I expect we are going to hear much more of the ‘Secret-Service-agents-on-the-job’ cast iron defence as this case progresses. Which raises interesting questions about the role of the Secret Service:

    – Are they nannies, bird-dogging their charge at all times and making sure that the former President is tucked up at night with the right first lady?
    – Do they age-screen potential Presidential shags?
    – Would they even report illicit, or suspected illicit Presidential porking?
    – Are they actually there to protect vulnerable members of the public from predatory Presidents?
    – Were they the same Secret Service agents that got fired in 2012 for hiring prostitutes in Columbia? Or the ones who were fired for passing out, pissed, in an Amsterdam hotel?

    Too many people involved for deflection to work reliably.

  226. struth

    What’s Attenborough doing at a British Parliament Committee hearing?

    What a joke.

  227. Shy Ted

    She’s already pregnant DrBG but she’s not going to tell you it’s yours til tomorrow.

  228. Fred

    After the John Jarrat case, surely its time for a false accusation register, similar to a s*x offenders register.

    It should be published online so men can avoid these women.

  229. bed cam soon be mandatory with 30 year storage.

    Oh goody. Can I auto upload to the cloud using this new fangled NBN that won’t do incoming phone calls?

  230. mh

    Dr BG, we can hold a Catallaxy poll on whether Maria should be allowed to stay or have to go.

  231. Mother Lode

    Sir David Attenborough has blasted the US and Australia at a British parliament committee hearing.

    I would far more prefer to align with the current US than the current Britain.

    Honestly, someone should long since have discreetly tugged on his jacket sleeve and quietly counseled him that it might be a good time to retire and not let his legacy be tarnished by the inescapable intrusion of dotage.

    Turn up to a few book signings, toast people at a few dinners, be the sage old warrior who keeps himself apart from the fray, and enjoy his autumn years – even if that means still reading last years newspapers as if new and bellowing with shaking voice and shaking fist at voices coming from behind the walls.

  232. DrBeauGan

    The shower involved dancing and bare boobs a jiggling. It is distracting me from thinking about algebra.

  233. struth

    Dr BG is just about to learn a big lesson, methinks!!

    The lesson being , nobody wants to know middle to old age white dudes unless they can take them for something.
    We are supposed to work, pay taxes, and keep out of the road of the rest living off us.
    You should know this by now.

  234. notafan

    DrBg did you say Maria bought a big fish or caught a big fish

    or both?

  235. feelthebern

    After the John Jarrat case, surely its time for a false accusation register, similar to a s*x offenders register.

    Great idea.
    So when the plod gets a complaint, they can see if the lady has tried it on before.
    Fun fact, when a NRL player got hauled before the beak a couple of years back to answer allegations from a former pollies offspring, it was fact that this was not her first rodeo.

  236. struth

    She’s got the hook in and reeling in as we speak.

  237. feelthebern

    I would far more prefer to align with the current US than the current Britain.

    Britain has fallen.

  238. Bruce of Newcastle

    On the other hand, we apparently also know Bill Clinton only: “used Epstein’s private jet for work related to the Clinton Foundation; according to Clinton, they were always accompanied by Secret Service agents or Clinton Foundation staff.”

    He needs to see a doctor about his memory loss problems.

    Bill Clinton ditched Secret Service on multiple ‘L0lita Express’ flights: Report (2016)

    Flight logs obtained by Gawker in January 2015 put Mr. Clinton on the billionaire’s infamous jet more than a dozen times — sometimes with a woman whom federal prosecutors suspect of procuring underage sex victims for Mr. Epstein. Fox News reported Friday that records show Mr. Clinton declined Secret Service protection on at least five flights

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