Open Forum: July 13, 2019

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  1. dover_beach

    Dover (and anyone interested), do read Dr. Kwasniewski’s Lepanto Lecture and Roberto de Mattei’s latest at Rorate C.

    Mattei’s article was magnificent. Saving Kwasniewski’s essay for tomorrow, like leftover pizza.

  2. cohenite

    And, my submission for the fuckheaded award of the thread, even if it is early days, is:

    A civil servant in the Northern Ireland Office was paid £10,000 ($AU17,900) compensation because he was offended by having to walk past a portrait of the Queen each day, a peer has said.

    Lord Maginnis, a former Ulster Unionist Party MP, told the House of Lords on Wednesday that Lee Hegarty complained under human rights legislation he should not have to work in an office that featured paintings of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He was the President. Everything he did regarding Cuba was disastrous – starting with the “Missile Gap” lie that caused the later Missile Crisis, which crisis was resolved by surrendering to Moscow.

    Everything Kennedy did, with regard to foreign policy, was a disaster.

  4. lotocoti

    If Chilla …

    I have every confidence that, sometime between Madge popping off and his big day at the Abbey, there’ll be an unfortunate accident when Camilla refuses a fence.
    For the good of the firm.

  5. None

    Knuckles, 11:08 am,
    😉

  6. RobK

    Everything Kennedy did, with regard to foreign policy, was a disaster.
    I think the Papuans would agree with that.

  7. Roger

    Thank you.
    Best compliment I’ve earned this week.

    Faux Catholic birds of a feather.

  8. None

    Numbers is probably Anglican, nota. Of the seepy, weepy, creepy kind. He wants to be Bowers ( who was previously booted from the clerical ranks for stealing and should technically now be rebooted for fraud).

  9. notafan

    Well he claims to be Catholic none

    But then lying is his forte so who knows?

  10. stackja

    Why is Bill Clinton still mentioned in public after what he did to the intern?

  11. Memoryvault

    MV – There’s been nothing like this scientific scam in history, so I forgive Thatcher and Howard being taken in by it in the ’90’s.

    Fair enough, Bruce.
    We’ll just skip right over the fact that Thatcher was elected PM in 1981, and was actively using”her” CAGW against the coal miners by 1983.

    When did you say Hansen made his speech again?

  12. thefrollickingmole

    I’m spending much of my time explaining this weird capitalist communism to the offspring, while we chomp down on tasty street food.

    Vietnam is vastly more entrepreneurial and capitalist than Australia has been for the last 30 years.
    Over there you value family as there is no social safety net to speak of, if you forget there are destitute lottery ticket sellers and plastic bottle collectors to remind you.

    Savings are important because when you get sick/old thats what you live on.

    Education is valued because being a dumb manual worker gets you about $1 a day.

    Officials generally leave you alone once you pay for permission to build.

    And taxes on income are largely unknown.

  13. Roger

    Numbers is probably Anglican, nota. Of the seepy, weepy, creepy kind. He wants to be Bowers…

    Bowers is Anglican in name only; he’s not even a traditional Christian but merely a progressive at prayer.

  14. stackja

    Real Mark Latham
    ‏@RealMarkLatham
    22 minutes ago

    If we are going to have these ceremonies acknowledging the past, they must include the workers who actually built things, especially in the dangerous construction industry.
    They are the true heroes of modern, peacetime Australia.

    Real Mark Latham
    ‏@RealMarkLatham
    45 minutes ago
    A great monument near Echo Point, recognising the painful role of convict labour in building the main Blue Mountains road.
    With so many ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremonies, we should not forget the workers who built things, risking injuries and lives.
    They must also be acknowledged!!

  15. notafan

    Education is valued because being a dumb manual worker gets you ab

    out $1 a day.

    Riches!

    That is the average monthly wage in Cuba!

  16. Eyrie

    I suspect that if Maggie had not taken on the coal miners and won, UK lights would have already gone out.
    Sadly, you fight with the weapons you have to hand, not the ones you would like to have.
    In any case, back when Maggie was fighting the coal miners, nuclear was a good option for the UK as demonstrated by France already at the time.
    We also did not have the subsequent 35 year climate records.

  17. stackja

    Flights cancelled as high winds batter NSW
    Dozens of flights have been cancelled as strong and damaging winds batter Sydney and southern NSW.
    Luke Costin, Australian Associated Press
    20 minutes ago

    Strong winds have caused havoc at Sydney airport, where dozens of flights have been cancelled.

    A cold front moving over eastern NSW on Saturday has begun bringing damaging winds across Sydney and the NSW alpine region.

    Wind speeds approached 50km/h, while gusts topped 70km/h on Saturday morning at Sydney airport.

    Qantas, Jetstar, Tigerair, Rex and Virgin all cancelled multiple flights into and out of the airport in the city’s south.

    Virgin warned travellers the winds could result in some changes to flights.

    “We’ll do everything to get you on your way as quickly & safely as possible,” the airline posted to Twitter.

    “If you’re flying, be sure to keep an eye on your flight status.”

    A severe weather warning for damaging winds remains in place for Sydney, the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and south coast regions.

    Blizzards are possible in alpine regions above 1600m on Sunday afternoon.

    The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve, the weather bureau said.

    Strong winds lashed parts of the state earlier in the week, with Thredbo recording a peak wind gust of 115km/h on Thursday.

    A peak wind gust of 96km/h also hit Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands on Thursday.

    The bureau has issued a gale wind warning for the Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans Bay and Eden coasts on Saturday.

    ‘AGW’?

  18. None

    You shall know them by their fruit, nota.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think it’s glorious that our unhappy nasho is tongue-bathing the guy who got him sent to Vietnam.

    Vietnam (JFK Library webpage)

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘AGW’?

    Latest SH jet stream map.
    Casey Station’s garbage may well be flying over Adelaide.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    When did you say Hansen made his speech again?

    Thirteen years after the height of the global cooling scare.

  22. pete m

    Only good thing charles did was establish his trust which helps give vocational training to long term unemployed.

    From stories of these youth it has saved many lives going to waste.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Vietnam (JFK Library webpage)

    The United States supported a military government in the South and the decision of its leader, Ngo Dinh Diem, to prevent free elections, which might result in the unification of the country under the control of the Communists.

    The Geneva accords were signed by the French and the Viet Minh, the Government of South Viet Nam were not signatories to those accords, and the North Vietnamese themselves have since admitted that they had no interest in any “free elections.”

  24. Boambee John

    1735099
    #3106069, posted on July 13, 2019 at 11:43 am
    In fact
    numbers reminds me of Rod Bowers more than anyone else.

    Thank you.
    Best compliment I’ve earned this week.

    That the seagull took this as a compliment says all that needs to be said!

  25. P

    Finnish study finds ‘practically no’ evidence for man-made climate change
    “rt.com is a media outlet backed in part by the Russian Government”
    h/t theconservativetreehouse, July 12 – Presidential politics

  26. Boambee John

    Italics fail, only the last sentence is mine.

  27. Roger

    A moonbeam from the larger lunacy:

    “The best solar resources are inland where the deserts are, but that’s not where most people live. Most of us live along the coastline and that’s where the solar resources aren’t so good” said Dr. Roger Dargaville, Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy at Monash University.

    “However, even the relatively cloudy environment of Tasmania has better solar resources than southern Germany, where they have installed 30 gigawatts of PV.”

    Meanwhile, German politicians are struggling to reverse their unaffordable Energiewende.

  28. Memoryvault

    Thirteen years after the height of the global cooling scare.

    Yes, and five plus years after Maggie gave us the global warming scare.

  29. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All power to your word processor, Cardimona.

    +1 from me too.

    One problem with moderators taught to be aggressive and boring is that they just don’t ‘get’ metaphors and think in terms of simple factual line items. Your metaphor of the Crown of Thorns as a necessary bushfire is a really compelling one and the ‘naturalness’ of their presence should be widely known.

    Trouble is, as well as being a useful metaphor, greenies don’t even understand its source. They don’t even ‘get’ the reality of bushfires actually in nature renewing the Australian bush, so the metaphor is completely lost on them. This is simply a further demonstration that such blinkered people are unable to comprehend any real science; their religion of ‘every leaf is sacred’ and the static ‘unchanging glory of nature’ caps all. Simplistic snapshot minds.

    Keep tossing those letters at them, and also aim for bigger targets – the Oz and SMH at least.

  30. Dr Faustus

    Finnish study finds ‘practically no’ evidence for man-made climate change

    Fits consistently with ’30 years, tens of thousands of alarmists, and hundreds of $billions’ finds ‘practically no’ evidence for man-made climate change.

  31. dover_beach

    Models used by official bodies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “cannot compute correctly the natural component included in the observed global temperature,” the study said, adding that “a strong negative feedback of the clouds is missing” in the models.

    So nothing has changed as far as the models are concerned in the last 15 years even though millions of dollars have been spent on research and trillions of dollars wasted on economic and energy restructuring. This is one of the high crimes of the century.

  32. mem

    Forester
    #3105956, posted on July 13, 2019 at 9:55 am
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.00165.pdf

    ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE
    J. KAUPPINEN AND P. MALMI
    Abstract. In this paper we will prove that GCM-models used in IPCC report
    AR5 fail to calculate the influences of the low cloud cover changes on the global
    temperature. That is why those models give a very small natural temperature
    change leaving a very large change for the contribution of the green house
    gases in the observed temperature. This is the reason why IPCC has to use a
    very large sensitivity to compensate a too small natural component. Further
    they have to leave out the strong negative feedback due to the clouds in order
    to magnify the sensitivity. In addition, this paper proves that the changes in
    the low cloud cover fraction practically control the global temperature.

    Correlation doesn’t prove cause. However if one could prove what caused the cloud cover it might be a valuable insight.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wind speeds approached 50km/h, while gusts topped 70km/h on Saturday morning at Sydney airport.

    Wish those winds would knock out a few overgrown treetops that I dislike poking into one part of my harbor view. I am sure I am not alone in this either. Fat chance though of getting the green dominated Council to trim them a little, which would improve things greatly for many people on this hillside, many far worse affected than we are.

    Public views are also badly affected by stupid green over-reach policies. I can’t count the times we have climbed up to a viewpoint around Sydney’s waterways to see an old-fashioned direction finder now pointing in all directions to views once visible but now totally obscured by rising vegetation which could easily be trimmed but now deemed sacrosanct and untouchable.

  34. jupes

    Yes, and five plus years after Maggie gave us the global warming scare.

    Give it a rest MV. Why don’t you stick to something you know something about, like the history of Rolling Stones records.

  35. None

    Here we go, GM.

    Translation: let me tell you my latest attempted exploits. Pun fully intended.

    I had a date with Yanet for 18:30. She turned up twenty minutes late in the wrong clothes and shoes. And carrying some freshly dried washing. I sent her a text message saying if she wasn’t here in ten minutes I was going without her, then she arrived with excuses involving her son, who looks like a sulky teenager.

    Translation: Despite my alleged desire for adventure and learning about other cultures I am still locked up in a room in a building with a crumbling peeling facade, bored out of my brain. Moreover, it has not occurred to me after all this time that no one in the Latin Americas gives two hoots about the time much less about any lecherous septuagenarian gringo’s timetable for dinner. I’m just big-headed enough to think that some poor ho in some communist hellhole is going to discard even her own son and family to stroke my tiny dicked ego which can’t bear the idea of being seen in public – even the s*** eating communist Cuban public – alone. If she wants time to wash her clothes she can do that when I tell her she’s free.

    She has now gone back to change and borrow some shoes. The washing lines are communal, maybe the shoes are too.

    Translation: Oh those poor poor people. How dare they refuse my demeaning lagresse?

    She has promised to be back in fifteen minutes. I am not optimistic, punctuality is unnatural in these parts.

    Translation: It still hasn’t occurred to me that I’m an imperious bastard who has no f****** idea about any part of the world except that revolving around my dick-based ego.

    If she takes more than another twenty, I will go without her. I can’t think of another way of persuading her that I expect committments to be honoured. That’s as incomprehensible to some Cubans as it is to the losers in Zippys last video.

    Translation: I have no intention of honouring the customs of this country much less honouring Yanet as a woman and her choices as to how she wants to dress herself and who she wants to keep company with and where her priorities lie. F****** hell this is all about me. I paid for that dress I own the bitch just like I own Maria Folau.

    I have spent altogether too much of my life waiting for women.

    Translation: I still haven’t figured out why every woman I have ever known leaves me. I mean, the only common denominator is me and my desire to be a controlling bastard. What’s they’re not to love?

    As a sugar daddy, I leave a lot to be desired.

    Translation: I fail at everything. Even desparate prostitutes in a communist Hell Hole with childten to feed find me an insufferable bore. I can’t pay anyone enough to be seen with me.

  36. Goebbels warming.

    Today one comment:

    “Ferken cold innit?”

  37. Dr Faustus

    I suspect that if Maggie had not taken on the coal miners and won, UK lights would have already gone out.

    Long ago.

    I worked as a miner in the pre-Maggie coal industry. Pre-strike there were 230 coal mines in the UK, all but about 20 making massive annual losses. The last pit I was at employed 2,000 men, produced 1.5 million tonnes per annum of thermal coal from five longwalls operating in +/-30″ coal seams, the deepest seam at 1400m – at an average cost of £120/tonne.

    At that time coal from Richards Bay was being landed at Hamburg for US$18/tonne.

    A socialist, ‘dignity of work’ employment fantasy that nobody wanted.

  38. None

    A socialist, ‘dignity of work’ employment fantasy that nobody wanted.

    Well said Dr Faustus.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Btw – Lizzie, thanks for the link to eaglecam. The kiddies were in fine form when I watched for a while yesterday.

  40. dover_beach

    Correlation doesn’t prove cause. However if one could prove what caused the cloud cover it might be a valuable insight.

    Why would it be valuable only if we knew what causes the cloud cover? BTW, the ‘correlation doesn’t prove causation’ line is way too overused, and in this case we have a good idea of the effects over cloud cover on atmospheric temperature so noticing an association between the variables is not dependent upon any correlation.

  41. Robert Mc

    I think it’s glorious that our unhappy nasho is tongue-bathing the guy who got him sent to Vietnam.

    Vietnam (JFK Library webpage)

    I think you’re not as good as you used to be, Bruce Not of Newcastle. Too anxious to join the pile-on.

    “All the way with JFK”? Nah, doesn’t have the right cachet.

    I guess you didn’t actually read the page you linked to.

  42. thefrollickingmole

    Heres the true face of modern ladies.
    https://www.thecollegefix.com/sugar-daddy-business-thrives-as-more-coeds-sign-up-to-pay-off-student-debt/

    According to a poll conducted in England in 2017, one in three college students is willing to trade sexual favors for help paying for college. The poll found that 59 percent of students were either “a bit,” “mildly,” or “very” interested in becoming a sugar baby.

    59% would consider prostitution rather than pay for their educations.

    Spin it any way you want thats the basic story.
    Not in danger of starvation or destitution, they just know magical vagina means “they are worth it”.

    According to SeekingArrangement data, the average sugar daddy is 41 years old and has an annual income of $250,000. New York tops the list of “sugar dating” cities, followed by London, Toronto and Los Angeles.

    “With an average monthly allowance of $3,000, student Sugar Babies can pay off tuition in about three months, leaving many with the ability to focus on achieving an education,” the site states.

    The site specifically attempts to recruit college women, as students with an .edu e-mail address are allowed to join for free. The company also distributes literature promising “debt free” college or “free tuition.”

    “Students registered on SeekingArrangement get help paying for tuition and even more benefits,” claims the company. “Finding the right Sugar Daddy can help students gain access to the right network and opportunities. College Sugar Babies can also get help paying for other college-related costs, such as books and housing.”

    If only there was some old descriptive term which could be applied to the blokes and ladies using/providing services in this way…

  43. bespoke

    Old School Conservative
    #3105719, posted on July 12, 2019 at 10:16 pm
    I’m glad to see None doesn’t back down from any stoushes on these threads.
    It’s reminiscent of the nights JC would fight all and sundry.
    None has been consistent and fierce. An admirable Cat quality.

    👍👍for successful sarcastic trolling. 😎

  44. Memoryvault

    Correlation doesn’t prove cause. However if one could prove what caused the cloud cover it might be a valuable insight.

    Go read the actual paper, Mem.
    The authors at no point claim cloud cover causes changes in global temperatures, only that fluctuating cloud cover “practically” controls global temperatures. Also in the quote “practically” doesn’t mean “almost” but rather means “in practice”, or “effectively”.

    I’m not having a shot at you. I took off on the same foot as you when I first read the Preamble (which has been posted here three or four times now). However, the authors make no real attempt to explain why cloud cover fluctuates, or whether it is a cause, or an effect, of something else.

    Their main message, regardless of all that, is that measured global temperature changes bear a strong correlation to cloud cover fluctuations, and virtually zilch correlation to atmospheric CO2 levels.

  45. As far as I am aware (unless done recently) no one has yet managed to simulate(model) cloud formation.

    i.e. predict when and where a single cloud will form and predict its shape, size and lifetime.

  46. notafan

    didn’t the warmenistas promise us a mild winter?

    huddles over little heater as hail bounces and wind howls outside

  47. didn’t the warmenistas promise us a mild winter?

    It will be the hottest winter evah!

    Promise.

  48. notafan

    why yes, yes they did.

    Australia will post one of its warmest autumns on record and faces a milder and drier than usual winter ahead as the country endures its hottest start to any year.

    The Bureau of Meteorology said the March-May period will be among Australia’s warmest five autumns in records that go back to 1910 even taking into account a wintry blast to end the season. For NSW, the ranking is likely among the top five warmest and for Victoria, the top 10.

    of course it is my feelz versus their facts

    Milder than normal winter expected after record hot start to 2019

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Kitchen update: they have put the integrated Leibherr fridge in the wrong way opening to the left not to the right. They thought the handles looked better that way, next to some on the adjoining cupboard. The original plan had the door opening right, the plan the guys were using had somehow transposed things. They are redoing the panels now to put the handles on the right way round, turning round the fridge door hinges too. I did a little dancing demo to the project manager about how I used the stove, sink and fridge and how I was not going to spend unwelcome time in the kitchen being further inconvenienced by opening the fridge door into a window.

    I would have noticed the fridge problem before it was too late had I not been engaged in reminiscing on the Cat about the seedier side of life that I experienced in the 1950’s. Wrapped up in my own thoughts there (I blame Dr. BG of course; his fault), I was absent from the kitchen fray, tucked away in my study. Hairy was out. N0-one was in charge, the project manager had made his morning call and departed. We are living in our place during these renos specifically so that we can keep an eye on things, as the two bathroom renos showed us the worth of that when I checked the plumbing against the equipment and found the plumbers were using an old website for specifications, which for the same piece of equipment had recently changed. Yet on something as vital as the fridge, I was absent from duty. Tut tut.

    We are still held up getting all cupboards in due to the installer striking the new plumbing which had to be redone. Yesterday, the benchtop man arrived and made a template of all the benchtops: an interesting process to watch. He found we were 50cm out due to unevenness in the wall and a few cm here and there not being in the plan, which necessitated another $1000 plus for another piece of stone. It seemed a shame to waste the rest of that piece so I have asked them to install a shelf from it as well; more cost though for that too. Then, when the benchtop man took the new induction cooktop out of the pack it arrived in, after a failure of the delivery team to make their delivery on the first attempt because of a confusion re our address, the glass top of the cooktop turned out to be completely shattered.

    A new kitchen? Done in a week, and very easy, all organized by a company we pay, said Hairy to my complaint that I didn’t mind the old one for a while more, as I wanted to get on with some writing and knew it would be a major disturbance. End result is it is taking four weeks, the design process and choice of equipment was lengthy, there have been numerous glitches and hitches, the contents of the old kitchen are littered around the house according to need, and chaos reigns. The only upside is that we are eating out a whole heap more.

  50. P

    “Winter monsoons became stronger during geomagnetic reversal
    Revealing the impact of cosmic rays on the Earth’s climate”
    Date: July 3, 2019
    Source: Kobe University
    Summary:
    New evidence suggests that high-energy particles from space known as galactic cosmic rays affect the Earth’s climate by increasing cloud cover, causing an ‘umbrella effect’.
    Full story
    Link taken from Finnish study.

  51. notafan

    Rainfall across Greater Melbourne was generally above average
    The wettest periods during the month were between the 3rd and the 4th, the 10th and the 13th, and the 19th and the 22nd, in association with cold fronts that crossed the Melbourne metropolitan area
    During these events, many sites across Greater Melbourne had daily rainfall totals between 10 and 20 mm
    Cape Schanck (in Melbourne’s southeast) had its highest June daily rainfall on record on the 3rd, while several sites had their highest total June rainfall since at least 1996

    June rainfall

  52. None

    Ooo that’s more like it. Thanks, Fess.

  53. notafan

    Question the next

    How much has Melbourne’s storage capacity increased since records first started being recorded in relation to how much her population has increased in the same period?

    water storage

  54. cohenite

    Latest SH jet stream map.

    The Jet stream has packed its bags and left the SP for warmer climes. Pity it brings its chill with it.

    What causes clouds: take your pick:
    Plants
    Cosmic Rays
    The Sun

    Or maybe little cloud pixies.

  55. Memoryvault

    What’s got up your nostril Jupes? Did I murder your mother in a previous life?

    For the record, you called me an “idiot” and a “clown” because I stated Sympathy for the Devil was recorded in 1966. Harsh. But then you claimed it was released in 1969. However, it was on the “Beggars Banquet” record released in 1968. So what does that make you?

    And all over a track released over half a century ago.

  56. johanna

    Top Ender
    #3105755, posted on July 12, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Rather strange to be at Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg, and knowing what went on here. I have the 1934 film Triumph of the Will with me. It was made by Leni Riefenstahl, the chief Nazi Party propaganda artist, and is a remarkable production, working carefully and skilfully on its cinema audiences then to stir their emotions into supporting the Party.

    Looking through it, to see some of the seating stands and so on still existing, is odd indeed. Here is Goering, for example, looking dutiful as he listens to Rudolf Hess warm up the crowd. Some thirty minutes after we left the Field, we stopped outside the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. This is where Goering ended up, on trial for his role as chief of the Luftwaffe. What must have gone through his mind? He had gone from hero to zero in 12 years or so. Now all of his ambitions, and those of his former Party friends lay in ruins around them. The air force marshal committed suicide when he was found guilty.

    TopEnder, there is a book called Nuremberg Diaries by the prison psychiatrist during the trials – sorry, I don’t remember his name. My Dad had it, but it disappeared somewhere along the way. It’s a compelling read.

    It contains stuff like results of IQ tests on the principal war criminals, most of whom scored pretty well. IIRC, Goering was 130, and I think Doenitz scored even higher.

    It is a long time since I read it, but I do remember a quote from one of the guys who captured Goering, roughly. He said that when they picked him up he had a suitcase full of prescription narcotics – at first they thought he was a salesman for a pharmaceutical company. Apparently he was pretty hooked by the end of the war.

    There are summaries of the psychiatrist’s meetings with the defendants. Fascinating.

    Anyway, if you are interested in this stuff, the book is well worth tracking down.

  57. Fess

    My compliments to those posting old music clips incl muddy waters.
    Back at you with t bone shuffle
    https://youtu.be/0GsRzqbRvus
    And of course it all comes from New Orleans and you haven’t lived a full life if you’ve never heard Guitar Slim. Love that NO accent

  58. thefrollickingmole

    Geez to prove the argument about tax and government has been going on for a long time…
    http://bastiat.org/en/twisatwins.html

    In order-to combat this doctrine, I must refer to my preceding refutation. Political economy knew well enough that its arguments were not so amusing that it could be said of them, repetitions please. It has, therefore, turned the proverb to its own use, well convinced that, in its mouth, repetitions teach.

    The advantages which officials advocate are those which are seen. The benefit which accrues to the providers is still that which is seen. This blinds all eyes.

    But the disadvantages which the tax-payers have to get rid of are those which are not seen. And the injury which results from it to the providers, is still that which is not seen, although this ought to be self-evident.

    When an official spends for his own profit an extra hundred sous, it implies that a tax-payer spends for his profit a hundred sous less. But the expense of the official is seen, because the act is performed, while that of the tax-payer is not seen, because, alas! he is prevented from performing it.

    You compare the nation, perhaps, to a parched tract of land, and the tax to a fertilizing rain. Be it so. But you ought also to ask yourself where are the sources of this rain and whether it is not the tax itself which draws away the moisture from the ground and dries it up?

    Again, you ought to ask yourself whether it is possible that the soil can receive as much of this precious water by rain as it loses by evaporation?

    When James B. gives a hundred pence to a Government officer, for a really useful service, it is exactly the same as when he gives a hundred sous to a shoemaker for a pair of shoes.

    But when James B. gives a hundred sous to a Government officer, and receives nothing for them unless it be annoyances, he might as well give them to a thief. It is nonsense to say that the Government officer will spend these hundred sous to the great profit of national labour; the thief would do the same; and so would James B., if he had not been stopped on the road by the extra-legal parasite, nor by the lawful sponger.

    Let us accustom ourselves, then, to avoid judging of things by what is seen only, but to judge of them by that which is not seen.

  59. Bruce of Newcastle

    What causes clouds: take your pick:
    Plants

    CERN showed conclusively that GCRs plus plant organic volatiles like terpenes cause cloud seeding.

    It’d be ironic if a lot of the cloud loss since 1995 in that paper was due to the deforestation in SE Asia for oil palm plantations…destined for biodiesel to ‘fix’ globular worming.

  60. JC:

    During ice ages, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere steadily drops, because colder oceans absorb more of the gas. Eventually it reaches such a low level – about 0.018% at the peak of the last ice age – that plants struggle to grow at all, especially in dry areas or at high altitudes.

    I fully agree with the evidence currently available, but this seems counter intuitive – why would the oceans absorb more CO2 as they get colder? Surely that should mean the oceans absorb less?

  61. thefrollickingmole

    a little more..

    it is clear that the taxpayer, who has contributed one franc, will no longer have this franc at his own disposal. It is clear that he will be deprived of some gratification to the amount of one franc; and that the workman, whoever he may be, who would have received it from him, will be deprived of a benefit to that amount. Let us not, therefore, be led by a childish illusion into believing that the vote of the 60,000 francs may add any thing whatever to the well-being of the country, and to the national labour. It displaces enjoyments, it transposes wages — that is all.

    why would the oceans absorb more CO2 as they get colder?
    CO2 in solution.

    http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=2044

  62. I understand your situation, Memoryvault et al, but a little less of the smug, please.

  63. Memoryvault

    why would the oceans absorb more CO2 as they get colder?

    Henry’s Law, Winston. One of the Noble Gas Laws. I wrote about it yesterday.

  64. Farmer Gez

    Water laying in paddocks on the flat plains north of the divide in western Vic.
    Creeks and rivers are running.
    Exact opposite of the BoM forecast, its cold and wet.
    Can’t get three months right, can’t get three decades right.

  65. Bruce of Newcastle

    between 2011 and 2018 Melbourne added 1 million people, or an extra 20% at the same time our water storage capacity increased by hmm zero percent?

    To be fair they built a ginormous desalination plant, which was a fiasco. And they built a big pipeline to bring water from the arid Murray basin to Melbourne, then bought much of the rest of the water so that ‘environmental flows’ could flow. Thereby converting a productive irrigation agriculture area into a semi-desert filled with carbon farmers. So they haven’t been doing nothing.

    Admittedly doing nothing would’ve been an improvement over what they did do, but then that’s government for you.

  66. bespoke

    johanna
    #3106139, posted on July 13, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Goering was rehabbed to the point he was able to charm favors and sympathy from the guards.

  67. Memoryvault

    Sorry, that should have been directed to the Frollicking Mole.

  68. Memoryvault

    Which particular bit of smug are referring to, Winston?
    So I can avoid versmugging it.

  69. Beachcomber

    The Marxist show-pony installed as Pope is up to his usual tricks.

    Cardinal Gerhard Müller has joined his German colleague Cardinal Walter Brandmüller in condemning the Vatican’s much-debated working document for the upcoming Synod of the Amazon in the strongest possible terms, calling it a work of not only heresy, but of stupidity.

    The conservative cardinal has been ringing alarm bells about the controversial Oct. 6-27 synod, warning that its stealth purpose is to modify the Church’s teaching on sexual morality and open its doors to “eco-theology.”

  70. Memoryvault

    No, right the first time.
    Henry’s Law, Winston.

  71. Oh come on

    Paul Joseph Watson’s latest is an absolute belter.

  72. Memoryvault

    thefrollickingmole
    #3106142, posted on July 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    NOW Mole –

    Little point in quoting true Libertarian Philosophy here at the Catallaxy Collective, Mole.

  73. Bruce of Newcastle

    Henry’s Law

    Pop a warm Coke and you get a volcano. Open a cold Coke and barely a fizz, until it hits the inside of your tummy.

    For those Cats who think humans only contributed 3% of the CO2 rise in the last century, the classic Vostok temperature/CO2 graph disproves that. Yes CO2 follows temperature…but only in the range 200-300 ppmV of CO2 across the four ice age cycles in the data. We’re now above 400 ppmV of CO2 in the atmosphere, for the first time in over 400,000 years according to the Vostok data.

  74. bespoke

    Dr Faustus
    #3106115, posted on July 13, 2019 at 12:45 pm
    A socialist, ‘dignity of work’ employment fantasy that nobody wanted.

    There is dignity in productive menial work and better to encourage this then useless PHD’s and importing others to do it.

  75. johanna

    bespoke
    #3106152, posted on July 13, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    johanna
    #3106139, posted on July 13, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    Goering was rehabbed to the point he was able to charm favors and sympathy from the guards.

    Yep, I remember that the prison psychiatrist noted his ability to charm people – a useful trait when combined with a high IQ.

    Just catching up, and some great music posted last night. I liked areff’s original ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ by Muddy Waters. When I was about 14, I bought his ‘Fathers and Sons’ album, much played.

    Of course, the only version better than that is by Van the Man.

  76. Bruce of Newcastle

    If you do isotopic analysis it appears that only 3% of the increase is anthopogenic. But that is because the other 97% has exchanged rapidly with the large amount of bicarbonate in seawater.

    Climateers like to say CO2 will stay in the atmosphere for centuries. In reality the exchange is rapid, but they can’t admit that. But the rapid gas exchange also obscures the CO2 anthropogenic/natural isotopic data so that you can’t so easily finger us humans for the increase, except on mass balance and paleodata comparisons – like the Vostok comparison I just gave.

  77. Davey Boy

    Just received an unsolicited letter from my smart alektricity retailer.
    Been with them for years, the only letters previously received from them were the bills.

    “We’re checking to see if you or anyone at your home depends on life support equipment …
    If you do … we’ll update your local distributor … They’ll provide you with practical advice and an emergency number in the event of a power failure and any planned outages.”

    Reading between the lines, this looks to me like proactive a-se covering + blame deflection.

  78. Davey Boy

    Just received an unsolicited letter from my smart alektricity retailer.
    Been with them for years, the only letters previously received from them were the bills.

    “We’re checking to see if you or anyone at your home depends on life support equipment …
    If you do … we’ll update your local distributor … They’ll provide you with practical advice and an emergency number in the event of a power failure and any planned outages.”

    Reading between the lines, this looks to me like proactive a-se covering + blame deflection.

  79. Mater:

    I guess it’s only in Australia then.
    Why else would the Victorian Police preemptively deploy the riot squad outside both the Milo and Lauren Southern events…and charge for the service? Revenue raising perhaps?

    It’s about suppressing views using the police not as a revenue device, but as an added cost to wrongthink peoples.

  80. johanna

    BTW, the reference to a man being his woman’s dog was picked up by Iggy and the Stooges in their superb ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog,’ here.

    Also, someone put up a Bee Gees live clip of ‘Lonely Days.’ They were a fantastic and thoroughly professional hit factory. Love their work. And, they contributed vastly to first aid when we learned that the beat of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ was exactly right for cardiac resuscitation.

    It is a great time in history to be a music lover. 🙂

  81. Perth Trader

    The ‘sex pistols’ ….now thats real capitalism at work. Even Ronnie Biggs was surprised at how the ‘pistols’ ripped him off.

  82. Roberto

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3106052, posted on July 13, 2019 at 11:23 am

    My friend stopped the young coppers’ bitching cold by explaining that when given food by the unknown public, you say thank you very much and then throw it in the bin because you never really know their motives and what’s in it.

    I ran into this reaction a couple of years ago, after I’d been the victim of an assault. I bought a few boxes of chocolates and took them round to the local police station as a ‘thank you’ to the officers who helped me out, took me back to the station, interviewed me etc. My word was the copper at the desk suspicious. He finally accepted the chocs in the end, but with very bad grace. I suspect he binned them as soon as I left.

    The ambos, on the other hand, to whom I went next, fell on their chocolates with glee.

  83. Bruce of Newcastle

    It is a great time in history to be a music lover.

    It was a great time in history to be a music lover, up until about a decade ago when all new popular music became either C-Rap or K-Pop.

    I very much liked JJJ for many years, with lots of indie. But between the sanctimonious leftism, crappy rap chanting and the saccharine stuff that now seems to be de rigueur, it’s unlistenable to.

  84. Memoryvault

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3106160, posted on July 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Bruce,
    You need to expand your reading list beyond the IPCC’s recommended “science”.
    Try starting here – from 1997.

  85. thefrollickingmole

    Goering was rehabbed to the point he was able to charm favors and sympathy from the guards.

    He was a genuine genius who unfortunately used his charisma and brains for awful ends.
    In “Failure of a mission” written by the UK ambassador in Berlin you get a sense Goering genuinely didnt want an all out war but rather a series of little provocations and gradual territorial acquisitions.

    Of course its almost as likely he was playing good cop to Ribbentrop’s bad cop.

  86. johanna

    Bruce, I agree, but my comment referred to the magnificent resources on youtube, owned by a company I hate, but I’m happy to mine the good bits.

    I love bluegrass, for example, and there are hundreds of hours of it available to enjoy. When I was growing up, the only available example was Flatt & Scruggs’ theme to the Beverly Hillbillies.

    I have some tapes of JJ and JJJ shows from when they were worth listening to. There was George Wayne (RIP) smoking dope and drinking champagne on air while playing awesome music, and Mac Cocker hosting a series on Pink Floyd. They were lucky, because they had superb content to work with.

    Today’s lot are left with trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  87. Mater

    It’s about suppressing views using the police not as a revenue device, but as an added cost to wrongthink peoples.

    Agreed, Winston. One step down from Lawfare.
    But they couldn’t run this protection racket if the roaming groups of violent little animals didn’t exist. They do. Arky had the bruises to prove it.

  88. P

    Jennifer Marohasy, 22 August 2017 7:49am, Spectator Australia

    “According to author Leo Tolstoy, born at the very end of the Little Ice Age, in quite a cold country:
    The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.

    So, our new technical paper in GeoResJ (vol. 14, pages 36-46) will likely be ignored. Because after applying the latest big data technique to six 2,000 year-long proxy-temperature series we cannot confirm that recent warming is anything but natural – what might have occurred anyway, even if there was no industrial revolution.”

  89. zyconoclast

    Fully Automated Luxury Communism, or FALC

    and from

    The Atlantic

    Imagine a life in which all your basic needs were met, the bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs forever lopped off. No concerns about college debt ruining your ability to buy a home. No worries about where meals would come from, or whether you would have enough cash to keep gas in the car. No problems paying medical bills.

    FALC is a strong brew of technological determinism, sunny utopianism, and souped-up socialism: Let the robots do all the work, and let humans enjoy the fruits of their labor in equal measure. A mainstay of science fiction and prophetic religious texts (minus the robots part), the idea has come into vogue over the past half-decade or so, both among progressive thinkers concerned about inequality and stagnation and among the internet’s meme makers, the promoters of FALC’s swervier cousin, Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism.

  90. Memoryvault

    There was George Wayne (RIP) smoking dope and drinking champagne on air while playing awesome music

    Sounds a lot like that young bloke who had the midnight shift in Sydney in the Sixties.
    What was his name ? – Laws?

  91. Mother Lode

    Loathsome a creature as Mick Trumble is, what is the problem there. There are other disabled seats empty so he is not keeping any disabled people standing.

    I don’t see the problem.

  92. notafan

    Aren’t those seats designated to be given up for disabled if needed but not no one else must sit here ever?

    I am sure that is the rule is Vic, and most countries in which I have traveled .

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    MV – You are comparing apples with oranges. The Vostok data is produced using modern instrumentation for pCO2 measurement – the same as the measurement of pCO2 in the present atmosphere. Yes there are calibration issues, but no they would not cause a 100% error. The paper you linked is comparing modern spectrometric measurement with historic chemical absorption measurement methods. I believe a lot of the earlier data was high because the chemists were taking measurements of atmospheric pCO2 in their labs…with much higher indoor pCO2 levels due to breathing and heating. Even in a town the pCO2 is higher because of local emissions, which is why the modern reference datasets are from places like Mauna Loa and Cape Grim with lots of ocean to the west of them. Furthermore in my experience it is very hard to exclude CO2 contamination of the reagents used, so wet methods tend to give erroneously high results.

    Add that pCO2 has increased in the Mauna Loa dataset from about 310 to 410ppmV in 60 years that 100 ppmV rise is equivalent to the difference between the depth and the height of an ice age. Which is a 10 degree swing, not less than one degree.

  94. Knuckle Dragger:

    I had held out some faint hopes for the Saxe-Coburgs with Harry. Mad ranga, loved a pint, got his boots dirty in the sandpit etc etc.

    Same here – wtf happened to him?

  95. Perth Trader:

    The only Republic Model I’d vote for would me as ‘top dog’. I’d be wise, benevolent , but wield a very big stick. Oh…and I’d bring back capital punishment.

    Fine.
    Have your Republic.
    I am the King of Australia, and you just got your name moved to the top of the Boarding List for Winstons Helicopter Rides.
    Treasonous bastard.

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce, I agree, but my comment referred to the magnificent resources on youtube, owned by a company I hate, but I’m happy to mine the good bits.

    Johanna – Yes. 😀
    The fun indictment of 21stC music is Coles.
    So often when shopping I hear 30-40-50 year old tracks being played in the store.
    Very rarely anything new.

  97. 1735099

    The Uluru Statement From the Heart talks about truth telling.
    Here is an example (Weekend Oz).

  98. Infidel Tiger

    Another 9.9/10 day in Perth.

  99. Memoryvault

    Bruce,

    From the “Climate Wars” of around 2009, right up until 2015, the “dramatic increase” in atmospheric CO2 levels was breathtakingly reported by the MSM, and especially the ABC. I well remember the near-hysteria when the level allegedly cracked 400 ppm around 2012.

    But then around 2015 something strange happened. The front page headline reporting stopped. Alleged CO2 levels were +410 ppm at the time. That was half a decade ago. Nada reporting since then.

    I wonder what happened and what the levels are now?
    Still going up at the same rate?
    If not, why not?

  100. Oh come on

    YouTube has lost its everloving mind. It has now demonetised a video by a Ukrainian dude – the video is about Khrushchev’s famous statement to the USA that “we will bury you”. The guy’s point is that, in Russian, this is a lot less sinister than what the literal translation is in English. So if you want to say ‘I’ll get in a lot of trouble if I scratch Dad’s car’, in English you might say ‘Dad will kill me if I scratch his car’. In Russian you might say ‘Dad will bury me if I scratch his car’. In neither case is Dad literally going to kill or bury you.

    That’s what the video is about. And it got demonetised because it was deemed unsuitable by a human (or so YouTube claims) for some advertisers.

    YouTube is over.

    This guy is totally apolitical, by the way.

  101. Memoryvault

    Same here – wtf happened to him

    Maybe Meghan has the same talent Rose Porteous was said to have.

  102. Steve trickler

    The Jeffrey Epstein rabbit hole is real deep. Excellent investigative work from Polly. Some information has long been in the public sphere, a lot is new….ugly stuff, Ladies and Gents. So much more than sex and trafficking. The question has to be asked. Who decided to after him, again? And who else will be flushed out?

    You just know there is more to come.

    40 mins.



    ( I guess i now know why paawn sites are free and so easily available. Big resources needed to make that happen. )

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    MV – The graph I linked was the current one from NOAA. Cape Grim is similar. The pCO2 rise is still fairly steady with a roughly 7 pmV seasonal swing. That seasonal swing is temperature related from ocean absorption/emission – which shows how fast equilibration occurs.

    The pCO2 rise is pretty meaningless since it doesn’t do much to temperature, as the paper we’ve been discussing shows. Plants like it, but that’s about it. I’ve been saying this for many years – my 2XCO2 number was 0.7 C/doubling from analysis of 250 years of HadCET data. I have acknowledged that is an upper limit since it assumes all temperature increase not due to the Sun and ocean cycles is due to CO2. But I don’t mind if 0.7 C/doubling is erroneously high because it’s obviously harmless. Their number of 0.24 C/doubling is just even more harmless.

  104. johanna

    When I saw the I’m in a Mood clip referenced above, I leaped to a different conclusion.

    Here is ‘In the Mood’ – which never fails to cheer me up. Spanking rhythm, guaranteed to lift the spirits.

    I have several versions, like them all in different ways.

  105. Dr Fred Lenin

    Good music ,I dveloped a love of 1930s music years ago when I got a job playing drums in a dance band in a big pub . The other musos were all old enough to be my dad ,the oianist was old enough to be my mum ,the thirties music was of their generation ,I loved it and sang with the band ,still know .the words of dozens of songs of the great band era ,very tunefull with great lyrics .I love to get on youtube and play that music and sing along ,makes me happy and its rarely I dont remember the name of a tune . My taste is in music is wide ranging from Tchaikovsky to some modern stuff . Cant stand that rap crap sounds like some iced up lefty tosser having a mjor whinge ,what the hell is musical about that druggie shit ? They would have been laughed out of the pub I played in or thrown out ,the dancers took their music seriously .

  106. johanna

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3106189, posted on July 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Bruce, I agree, but my comment referred to the magnificent resources on youtube, owned by a company I hate, but I’m happy to mine the good bits.

    Johanna – Yes. 😀
    The fun indictment of 21stC music is Coles.
    So often when shopping I hear 30-40-50 year old tracks being played in the store.
    Very rarely anything new.

    Indeed, it makes shopping much more pleasant. Last time I was there, they played David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity.’ It cheered me up. Not that I diverged from my shopping list, but if they had played recent rap hits about h’os and hookers and explicit sex acts, I would have fled asap.

  107. None

    Cant stand that rap crap sounds like some iced up lefty tosser having a mjor whinge ,what the hell is musical about that druggie shit ? 

    Indeed.

  108. I’m still touting a 1% CO2 level as being good.

  109. johanna

    Oh crap, my link to In the Mood reverted back to The Stooges. Mind you, they would like that …

    Anyway, here is In the Mood.

    Fun and joy.

  110. cohenite

    For those Cats who think humans only contributed 3% of the CO2 rise in the last century, the classic Vostok temperature/CO2 graph disproves that. Yes CO2 follows temperature…but only in the range 200-300 ppmV of CO2 across the four ice age cycles in the data. We’re now above 400 ppmV of CO2 in the atmosphere, for the first time in over 400,000 years according to the Vostok data.

    I would be one of those. In respect of the ice data what do you think about the idea that preferential fractionation has produced artificially low levels of CO2 in the ice record?

  111. cohenite

    Also as regards Harde and his view that humans are responsible for very little of the current level of CO2 have you seen the gerfuffle about his paper and the response to it by the likes of eli rabbet and the fact Harde was not allowed a response to the rabbet’s bile:

    https://notrickszone.com/2018/08/27/agw-gatekeepers-censor-the-co2-climate-debate-by-refusing-to-publish-authors-response-to-criticism/

  112. Thanks for your comments Bruce, I’m a Lombergian when it comes to ‘excess plant food’; the benefits are ignored and the downside always apocalyptic. And there are more important things to spend other peoples money on. Saving the world shouldn’t include forcing the poor to subsidise your expensive, unreliable power, whilst driving their employers offshore.

    I’m hoping I’ll survive long enough to join the global class action against all the global warming frauds when who falsified that CO2 sensitivity was 3.5% while covering up that it was really 0.24%.

    My latest favourite is the new sustainable Bentley concept car, festooned with lights inside and out and can be recharged to 80% in 15mins by a 500kw recharger. No doubt Ms Steggall has one on order. One new service they’re boasting is the AI interior light environment, which can be exported from your car at home and pre loaded into a rental one after you fly in to pick it up in Germany. Handy for those Euro ski trips.

    Not sure how many wind turbines will need to be erected in Warringah to power all the 500kw rechargers for all the new Bentleys.

  113. thefrollickingmole

    the oianist was old enough to be my mum

    Im desperately hoping that typo was organist and not onanist…

    So many levels of wrongness there.

  114. Steve trickler

    Surely you’ve seen this johanna? I think it’s the best audio on the web.



  115. jupes

    For the record, you called me an “idiot” and a “clown” because I stated Sympathy for the Devil was recorded in 1966. Harsh. But then you claimed it was released in 1969. However, it was on the “Beggars Banquet” record released in 1968. So what does that make you?

    We were talking about Gimme Shelter which was recorded in 1969.

    Normally I wouldn’t care less about dates but you actually “corrected” someone who had posted the correct date. It was as if you actually knew what you were talking about. But no, you did not.

  116. thefrollickingmole

    This is funny..

    The gruinaid were in raptures about this ‘fugee turned pollie getting elected to the EU.

    Seems that the criticisms of the place were bang on.

    Keep in mind this is a member of the UK greens, the most pro-EU mob in England.
    https://www.politico.eu/article/magid-magid-whats-disappointed-me-in-my-first-two-weeks-in-brussels/

    In my first two weeks as a member of the European Parliament, I’ve stumbled into a baffling realization.

    Next to nobody in Brussels has any clue what the European Union truly stands for — beyond a flag and an anthem — and more crucially, where it is heading. And that includes the EU leaders and senior officials soullessly waddling through the corridors of power.

    When I arrived in the EU capital, I expected to find it brimming with activity and potential answers to these questions.

    Instead, I felt duped: Making a tangible impact on constituents’ lives is apparently not what being an MEP is all about. (Oh, and Belgian hot chocolate is a distinct disappointment.)

    When I look at my daily to-do list, I feel as though I’ve left the shores of the real life and stepped into a maze of bureaucracy, needless technicalities and political performance.


    And in Brussels, eating delicious food and enjoying sweet mint tea among the hustle and bustle of Anderlecht, surrounded by the beautiful sound of Arabic blended with colloquial French, shows me that Belgium, too, is richer and better for its immigration.


    So in effect the heart of the EU is hostage to the mob..

    I’ve seen it first hand already. How can we reject the accusations leveled against the European elite that we are out of touch, when the top dogs in our Parliament and Commission are chosen through obscure quid-pro-quo arrangements agreed over Champagne and truffles in Brussels’ finest hotel lobbies?
    ..

    I wonder if UKIP would welcome a new member??

  117. johanna

    Yeah, Steve, I have.

    It’s awesome.

    As you know, there are no ratings. You can’t compare mice with bullocks with kangaroos.

  118. johanna

    As mentioned yesterday, the State sanctioned ‘entertainers’ in Dr B’s Cuba need to learn how to play ‘Gloria.’

    It’s one of the simplest songs to play on the guitar ever. Nothing to it.

    Except when Van the Man takes it up.

  119. Fess

    Dr Fred and None
    I think we could have a heated agreement on the music topic 🙂
    The great black music tradition in the USA has suffered a tragic decline and death. It was so vibrant and joyous and now is …. nothing … a lot of posturing and “attitude” but no substance. Middle class fool black Americans calling themselves “niggers”! What the hell is that about?
    I hear those old recordings and simultaneously wear a grin like a split watermelon and cry tears of joy.
    So let’s get a bit of Louis Jordan in here.
    https://youtu.be/PR6pHtiNT_k

  120. John Constantine

    Can there be any shred of doubt left in this land that if anyone “colluded” with Russians to interfere in the 2016 election it was the Clinton Campaign’s Fusion GPS disinformation unit, which assembled The Narrative, with the assistance of CIA Director John Brennan, and peddled it to the willfully credulous FBI led by James Comey and the news media. We won’t rehash any more of this excruciatingly complex criminal project, except to note that it is now unraveling with equally painful blowback to the people responsible, including Hillary Rodham Clinton who may be liable for a heap of felony charges in the matter.

    .
    All of that nasty business may redound to the various intrigues emanating from HRC’s years as Secretary of State, namely the fantastic hoovering up of hundreds of millions of dollars by the Clinton Foundation from foreign parties doing business with the State Department, including the Russian Federation. How did all that indecency slip through the cracks? Once again, the media ignored it because it would not advance their interests in gender and identity politics to investigate the avatar of the party promoting those crusades. And because the Obama Justice Department under Loretta Lynch deliberately looked the other way for similar reasons.

    Can Australia now get what is left of our hundreds of millions of dollars back?. Unswervingly committing to keep paying bribes to their clinton crime cartel, even after they lost the election.

    I don’t even think any important aussie politicals went on the abuse island tours, i think our politicals are really that useless,lazy and gullible that they can’t even get bribery right.

    [ soccer world cup?.]

    Comrades.

  121. Dr Faustus

    My latest favourite is the new sustainable Bentley concept car, festooned with lights inside and out and can be recharged to 80% in 15mins by a 500kw recharger.

    Apart from the need for an industrial switchboard, almost not many serious problems trying to run that on a suburban power distribution network. Roughly the equivalent of instantaneously dropping 125 electric ovens onto the local 50kVA pole-top transformer.

    You’ll certainly be able to tell when Zali returns home and plugs in.

  122. areff

    Trickler: Hard to take that woman seriously when she begins with a correction to her last video and ends it with “Julian Huxley” writing Brave New World.

    Too deep into the rabbit hole for this little bunny.

  123. John Constantine

    And now there is the Epstein matter, which threatens not only former president Bill Clinton, but a cosmos of political, financial, and entertainment “stars” in countless ugly incidents that involve a kind of personal corruption that has no political context but says an awful lot about the obliteration of moral and ethical boundaries by the people who ended up running things in this fretful moment of US history. President Clinton has already kicked off this debacle by lying to the media about the number of rides he took on Mr. Epstein’s notorious airplane.

    .
    I voted for Bill Clinton twice. When they came up from the backwater of Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1992, they seemed like the fresh, bright antidote to twelve years of fusty Reaganism with the GHW Bush moldy cherry-on-top. Governor Bill, so glib and charming. Tall and catnip to the ladies, too! And almost immediately he was in deep sheet over that part of his act, but he wiggled through it all with the aid of his perky, stalwart wife and partner, who defended him sedulously on nationwide TV. (America had never even heard about her misadventures on the Watergate Committee, where, age 27, she gained a reputation for being less than honest.) And that was followed by the first instance of Hillary moneygrubbing when she turned a few thousand bucks into a six-figure bonanza almost overnight in a wired commodities trade.

    .
    After all that bother they mostly minded their manners in the White House until Bill got all sexed up by Miss Lewinsky, and they managed to slip through that fiasco without penalty. It was really in the years following — after they left the White House copping some historic GI furnishings, and got caught doing it — that they put together their fabulous empire of grift known as the Clinton Foundation, with its do-good cover act called the Clinton Global Initiative. Curiously now, we learn that Bill was pretending to be on various world-saving missions during many of those trips he took on the Epstein Travel Service plane. We’ll see how that pans out going forward.

    .
    When all is said and done, the official business of going forward with these various scandals and their unwindings may prove to be the most nauseating and destabilizing period in our nation’s history.

    What launching of Rage would erupt from australias media class if Abbott had have funded a Global Initiative, where trips to an island where exploited young girls were herded for predators?.

    Would australias media ask what an ex australian prime minister knew, and when they knew it?.

    Is it creepy for the australian public to finance an organisation focusing on access to girl-children when it also seems to be involved in flights to epstein’s island?.

    Truthfulness isn’t always Helpfulness.

    Australia, the best media money can buy.

    Comrades.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    In respect of the ice data what do you think about the idea that preferential fractionation has produced artificially low levels of CO2 in the ice record?

    Cohenite, I think plants tend to support the Vostok pCO2 numbers. Firstly a preindustrial level at about 280 ppmV is consistent with backwards extrapolation of Mauna Loa. I’ve done that extrapolation in a spreadsheet, it works very well. Secondly the lowest point in the Vostok pCO2 curve is about 200 ppmV.

    Much lower than that would be curtains for plant life. So for Vostok ice core data to come in between 200 and 300 ppmV fits with the lower limit for life on Earth plus the modern data ie 280 ppmV a couple centuries ago, a bit down from the HCO peak.

    There’d be a double negative feedback with plants too. As pCO2 hits bottom in an ice age total global plant coverage would bottom out. Less plants consume less CO2, so pCO2 can’t go much lower without a mass die-off of plant life leading to a rise in CO2 from volcanic emissions. Then secondly, as I linked upthread, the CERN data shows that plants lead to cloud cover. So less plants mean less cloud cover which means rising temperature, all other things aside – offset in this case by the albedo effect of the ice.

    I can see no reason why reported modern pCO2 measurements would be lower than reality, since the climateers want there to be more pCO2. So the early modern instrument record of pCO2 is pretty consistent with the Vostok data. Of course that is immaterial because pCO2 doesn’t actually do much.

  125. John Constantine

    How many australian tax dollars went into epsteins island?.

    If we don’t ask, do we ever have to know?.

    Comrade Maaaaaates?.

  126. Steve trickler

    areff
    #3106216, posted on July 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    It’s already been pointed out to her. At least she corrects herself. And will probably do so in this case.

    No harm in that.

  127. thefrollickingmole

    How many australian tax dollars went into epsteins island?.

    I had a look through the flight logs, no Aussies names I recognized.

    Our pollies might be way, way too far down the food chain for anything more grubby than a Thai rub and tug and a brown paper bag full of fivers.

  128. Speedbox

    A few weeks ago I was bemoaning the financial burden on a family budget for our junior athletes to compete nationally and internationally. Contributions from Federal and State Governments are seemingly swallowed up by assorted administrators and sporting bodies. Precious little actually seems to get to the grass roots – specially if your child competes in anything but mainstream sports such as football, swimming or cricket.

    Today, I was informed of a GoFundMe appeal by a girl who attends the same rhythmic gymnastics centre as my own daughter. At 14 years of age, the young lady in question has won many of the events she has entered or placed very highly. She has won the Queensland State Championships and National Championships several times; she won the Singapore Open recently and will compete in the Junior World Championship in Moscow later this month.

    Virtually everything has been funded by her parents. They are ‘cursed’ with having a child who is athletically gifted.

    So Cats, I am asking if you can help out this young athlete. Anything will be appreciated.

    https://www.gofundme.com/phoebe039s-trip-to-junior-world-championship

  129. Memoryvault

    We were talking about Gimme Shelter which was recorded in 1969.

    I suggest you go back and check fvckwit.
    I’ve only mentioned two Stones tracks, Sympathy, and She’s a Rainbow.
    And I only mentioned a date with one of them – Sympathy.

    I wouldn’t have a bloody clue when Gimme Shelter was recorded.
    Maybe in future if you’re going to call somebody an idiot, and a clown, you’d best check first to confirm you’re insulting the right person.

  130. Ellie

    A black hole is a billion times larger than a sun, it’s a void, a giant circle of nothing, and then you have the sun, the giver of all life.

    It was this combination of bright and dark, this sense of hope and underlying moodiness.

    Chris Cornell
    Hung himself in 2017
    RIP

    Blake Hole Sun

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Donk no more.

    Harley Davidson Unveils “LiveWire” Electric Motorcycle That Goes 0-60 In 3 Seconds

    The motorcycle is soon going to be available at a limited number of dealerships and will cost about $30,000. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds. There is no clutch and no shifting.

    Yikes. You’d need a seat belt to not come off the bike as you hit the throttle.

    This urban dictionary entry will need editing:

    Harley Davidson
    The most effective way to turn gasoline into noise without producing any horsepower

  132. johanna

    Like Status Quo, Acca dacca made it look easy. Yet it was almost impossible to reproduce their sound.

    Speaking of which, here is Quo at their best.

  133. MatrixTransform

    None has been consistent and fierce

    be more impressive if Nong was actually cogent

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hmm a = v/t

    v = 60 x 1600 / 3600 = 26.7 m/s
    t = 3
    a = 26.7/3 = 8.9 ms^-2
    g = 9.8 ms^-2
    a/g = 8.9/9.8 = 0.9

    Ok, there you go. That electric Harley is accelerating at 0.9 gees. So it would be like hanging the bike in a tree and dangling off the handlebars.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    U are what you drive around with.

    Man Found In Stolen Vehicle – With Uranium, Rattlesnake, & Whiskey – During Oklahoma Traffic Stop

    Police in Oklahoma stopped a vehicle that was reported as stolen on June 26 and found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, according to AP and KFOR.

    The stop was made at about 11AM for an expired tag. Jennings was in the driver’s seat, Rivera was in the passenger’s seat and their “pet Timber rattlesnake” was in the backseat, in a terrarium.

    Oddly enough, there have been no charges stemming from the rattlesnake or the uranium thus far.

    “It happens to be rattlesnake season at the time, so he can be in possession of this rattlesnake because he has a valid lifetime hunting and fishing license,” the officer concluded.

    Highway patrol in the US is altogether a different ballgame than in Oz.

  136. Memoryvault

    and found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey,

    Just the bare necessities then.

  137. Geriatric Mayfly

    A Christian doctor has said that he was allegedly dismissed from his job at a government office because he refused to call “any six-foot-tall bearded man ‘madam’,” an employment tribunal has heard. In May’s Britain naturally.

    Had the doctor caught a professional glimpse of beardie’s privates, this whacky tribunal would probably be even less impressed. For a madam he is.

  138. Tintarella di Luna

    Don’t know if the fatal fate of little Levai was discussed at all today but here goes anyway:
    Because of course the privacy of dead children is paramount — the law won’t allow the photographic evidence that Levai the innocent, vulnerable but dead child actually lived, had a face, a smile perchance and a personality disclosed by looking into his eyes — no his privacy must be preserved because dead children so value you their privacy — the hollowed-out soulless monsters that allowed this to happen as well as the brute which made it happen should be hung in effigy:

    Levai may have lived if NSW authorities had stepped in:
    A little boy died in Sydney in 2013. He was only seven years old at the time, and while we can’t show you a picture of his face — that’s a breach of the law in NSW — we can tell you his name.

    It was Levai.

    We can tell you also that Levai was born at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital in June 2005; that he had two siblings who were aged five and four at the time of his death; and that his mum was only 24 when she met her new boyfriend.

    READ NEXT

    His name was Kodi Maybir, and he was a monster. That’s not a medical term but it’s accurate. He killed Levai.

    A good many people — also many good people — tried to save Levai, and while it’s true that those who killed him must bear shameful responsibility for his death, there was more that the state, including the Department of Family & Community Services and NSW police, could have done to keep him safe. We mustn’t shy away from that.

    What went wrong? Levai was, for many years, a happy child. He liked to play Snap and, while he was struggling a bit with numbers and letters, he knew the names of all his dinosaurs.

    Then, in January 2013, evil was visited upon his innocence. Levai’s mum, Kayla James, was in those days a single parent doing a pretty good job with her three kids. She understood that Levai had some learning difficulties, maybe even a mild intellectual disability, but he was attending school and she was engaged with his teachers.

    Then she met Maybir, who was at that time presenting himself as some kind of “king of the kidz” — a pseudo-gangsta in his backward caps and bling, making hip-hop albums for his own label. He told his new girlfriend that he’d run camps for pre-teens who were behind at school and for children who needed discipline. He reckoned he could “fix” Levai’s problems — get him reciting his alphabet, for example — by hitting him with sticks, or by putting underpants on his head; by making him balance on a tin with arms outstretched, or by ordering him to eat poo from his own nappy.

    Nappy? Yes, because Maybir, at the time of meeting Kayla, did not have his own apartment and so, when she decided to move in with him very soon after that first meeting, they all went to live in a music studio above some shops in the Sydney suburb of Oatley, where there was no toilet, so he had to wear nappies and pee in a bucket, and then Maybir would go off his nut because of the smell.

    The punishments started soon after. There are YouTube videos — no longer online — of Levai being hit and kicked and punched and tortured by Maybir. He mostly doesn’t say anything. He takes it because otherwise he cops it even more.

    Levai’s aunt Nanette James didn’t know the extent of the trauma — Maybir was keeping the family isolated from those who loved them — but she knew that things weren’t right: Maybir seemed to her to be a very strange individual and she was desperately worried about the kids.

    Time and again she raised an alarm with FACS and the police, and time and again nothing was done. One example: Nanette called FACS and police to express concern that kids were living in what was basically office space with no toilet, above the bottle shop at 55 Mulga Road, Oatley, only to be told that police couldn’t find any such place because the office space was actually above the bottle shop at No 85 Mulga Road.

    Another time she called FACS with a warning about the children being exposed to drugs and was told that was a police matter and therefore not their business. A third time, she told FACS that she was concerned for the children’s welfare and was told they couldn’t take a formal complaint because she didn’t have the dates of birth for the children. Another time, police told her they couldn’t find this Kodi Maybir character because she had misspelled his name for them with C rather than a K; yet another time, after she had searched Facebook to find the right spelling of Kodi’s name, and the children’s dates of birth, police agreed to go and look, and while they did find the studio this time, nobody answered when they knocked, so they just left.

    “That entire process took 11 minutes,” Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame said in her findings last week.

    Nanette made eight complaints, and that’s counting only the official ones. The “unofficial” ones didn’t get recorded.

    Do you know who else tried to help Levai? Ordinary dads.

    In March 2013, a bunch of them camping south of Sydney saw what was happening and leapt to the boy’s defence. Maybir had taken the kids and their mum to the Bulli Beach holiday park to stay in a tent for a while. It was the Easter weekend and there were dozens of other, normal Australian families there, mucking about with sand and buckets, and you can imagine their horror as they caught a glimpse of what Maybir was up to: he was forcing Levai to run up and down the beach until he fell on to the sand, exhausted. He’d drag the boy to his feet and make him go again. He sat Levai outside the family tent, barely dressed, cold and sobbing, with no food, as punishment for soiling himself, while the rest of the family sat inside eating chicken.

    At some point Levai made his way to the amenities block, where he approached a stranger who happened to be a friendly dad on holiday with his own kids, Leon Brodar, and asked him to hold him up to the tap so he could have a drink. At the coronial inquest into Levai’s death earlier this month, Brodar said he picked him up and helped him, and that “Levai drank an extraordinary amount of water for someone his size. It was like he hadn’t had a drink all day.”

    He took Levai back to his tent and gave him two juice poppers and some chocolate eggs, which Levai practically inhaled. Brodar took a photograph on his mobile phone of the lumps and bruises on Levai’s face. He agreed with other campers: we should call police.

    There is CCTV of a conversation between police, who arrived the next day, and another camper, whose identity was not revealed. That camper — another dad — is clearly agitated, highly engaged, using his hands to make his point. Senior Constable Paul Fitzpatrick told the inquest that the man told them “he had called earlier about a family who had been severely neglecting their child. He had been verbally abusive … had him running laps and was really pushing him. The abuse was that bad that at one point he almost went over and stepped in as it was just over the top. He has kids and you don’t treat kids like that.”

    In Grahame’s opinion, this was probably Levai’s best chance of getting help. With the lump on his forehead and the bruise on the side of his head, of which there are photographs, and the witness accounts, there was enough evidence to support criminal charges against Maybir. But when police talked to Maybir, they were told Levai had soiled himself and was being punished by being made to sit outside the tent. And they said they examined Levai with a torch but didn’t see any bruises, and so they went away.

    Now to May 20, 2013.

    The family had moved back into the studio space above the shops. Levai’s mum was in the ­office-style kitchen area, waiting for toast to pop, when she heard a thud and looked around, wondering what the noise was. She was buttering when Maybir carried her son into the room. He was already unconscious, his mouth frothing, and like it was wired. They could not get it open to get the liquid Panadol in, and he could not stop him biting the spoon. This was early in the morning. They put Levai on a sleeping bag on the floor. Nobody called an ambulance. Hours went by. The family ate pizza. Night fell and everyone went to bed, and then in the morning James woke to find her son stiff and Maybir kneeling by his body, saying how he was in a better place, resting with the angels now, and also could she tell the cops that he fell off a pogo stick?

    He hid the bong before the ambulance arrived.

    Levai’s mum pleaded guilty at her trial to manslaughter, among other charges, and got 14 years. Maybir fought a murder charge, and got 42 years, which is to say that judge Robert Hulme threw the book at him.

    Six years on, Grahame’s inquest was held not to discover how Levai died but to examine the role played by the state. She concluded that police had “completely missed the serious nature of the event that they were called to investigate” at Bulli Beach because Maybir had charmed and manipulated them with some sorry, false story about how the children needed to live in the tent because they had been sexually abused by their grandfather. She said government agencies had failed, too. Nanette agreed, saying: “All of the departments that are involved failed miserably and any time that anyone tried, nobody listened.”

    If all that were not enough, it’s the state’s own crafty law, specifically the provisions in Part 2, Division 3A of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 (NSW), that makes it an offence to identify a child who is a victim of crime — in this case, murder. Apparently, that’s for their own protection, although who that law really protects is a matter of conjecture. Levai would have gone to his grave as Boy LB were it not for the intervention of Hulme, who felt it “disrespectful” to the little boy to leave him without his name.

    And so we know. He was Levai.

  139. mem

    A Christian doctor has said that he was allegedly dismissed from his job at a government office because he refused to call “any six-foot-tall bearded man ‘madam’,” an employment tribunal has heard.
    Dr David Mackereth, 56, told a hearing in Birmingham on Wednesday that he had been dismissed from his role as a health and disability assessor at Birmingham Fiveways assessment centre, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, after refusing in theory to use a transgender person’s preferred personal pronoun, the BBC reports. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/07/11/doctor-fired-would-not-call-any-6ft-tall-bearded-man-madam/

    The following quote from Dalrymple springs to mind:

    Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
    Quote from Frontpage Magazine interview (August 31, 2005).

  140. cohenite

    Cohenite, I think plants tend to support the Vostok pCO2 numbers

    Yeah and rather go down a well flogged path I’ll leave it that I don’t, it just doesn’t make sense that in previous interglacials where we know the Earth was covered in plants that level of plant coverage could have been achieved with the highest levels shown in the ice cores of about 300ppm as the infamous Dieter Lüthi paper shows. Especially since stomatal records show levels up to 425ppm. I mean this interglacial is not as warm as previous interglacials yet the alarmists are saying this interglacial’s heat is due to the exceptional levels of CO2. It just doesn’t make sense.

    Thanks for your reply.

  141. Dr Fred Lenin

    Cant see why state pollies are in favour of banning coal fired power . What sort of power to run the pokies you milk to keep spending on your pet projects ? Pokie palaces running on windmills and solar ? They are busy at night mate,thats when the mug punters are out . Wait till this dawns on the career pollies and see the response ,billions at stake here . No sun no wind no revenue .

  142. MatrixTransform

    to power all the 500kw rechargers

    only need a 2000 amp socket to plug them into

  143. cohenite

    The following quote from Dalrymple springs to mind:

    Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
    Quote from Frontpage Magazine interview (August 31, 2005).

    A, if not the liberty quote.

  144. Memoryvault

    And so we know. He was Levai.

    Both the guy and the mother should be beaten to death with iron rods wrapped in barbed wire.
    Slowly.

    The officials involved, ALL of fthem, should be doing ten years hard labour for criminal neglect.

  145. bespoke

    Tinta

    That’s the second sad story in as many weeks I hope your got something to balance it out.

  146. Atoms for Peace

    FMD. 2032 for Olympics in Qld. Maybe the date of that will over shadow our kermit designed subs when they grind down the slipways to be greeted by howls of laughter from our northern neighbours.

  147. Mark A

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3106238, posted on July 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    What a tragic end to a young life, and all preventable.

  148. bespoke

    I hope your doing for yourself something to balance it out

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    He was Levai.

    This comes to mind: Luke 17:1-2

  150. Memoryvault

    Atoms for Peace
    #3106247, posted on July 13, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    You’re expecting one of these multi-billion dollar jokes to be launched in only thirteen years?
    Have you ever considered a career as a stand-up comic?

  151. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  152. Tintarella di Luna

    I hope your doing for yourself something to balance it out

    Every day I say the prayer to St Michael the Archangel and then I thank God for all my blessings of which there are many for which to be grateful.

    This seems to balance my days, my nights not so much but I’m working on that with a little Amaretto di Saronno, Frangelico, Cointreau, Black Sambuca and Tuaca a shot for each day of the week – the weekends I need to be sveglia.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Especially since stomatal records show levels up to 425ppm.

    Cohenite – That is possible. I don’t know what pCO2 was at the height of the latest optimum but if you look at the Vostok data you will see sharp peaks at the tops. But the data that is most important is the rate of pCO2 rise, which since 1900 has been much faster than the fastest you see in Vostok.

  154. John Constantine

    Australia has donated vast sums of money, hundy million/hundies of millions?, to clinton global initiative, without any oversight, just a slush fund sitting without audit.

    We see that unaudited australian donations to the clintons for Papua New Guinea aid went to New York City first, then dribbled somewhat out to the Pacific.

    Reported that bill clinton was on official clinton global initiative business in the Carribbean, and that explains some epstein island nearology.

    Never claiming that dirty flabby aussie politico arse got anywhere the elites playground, but did unaudited australian slush funds get washed through the system that funded it?.

    I might be the only one feeling uneasy about hundred million australian dollar slush funds being given to an organisation led by a bloke that partied on the abuse island to do Finding and Helping and Saving of the worlds poorest and most vunerable young girls, but we will never know, as it isn’t a question our media will ever ask.

  155. RobK

    only need a 2000 amp socket to plug them into
    Actually, about 2700A @230 V and 0.8P.F single phase.
    Or about 1500A ,@415V,0.8P.F 3phase.
    Enough to run more than 50 houses all drawing maximum demand.(everything turned on)
    Or something like a 500,000 tonne per annum gold milling plant.

  156. thefrollickingmole

    There are YouTube videos — no longer online — of Levai being hit and kicked and punched and tortured by Maybir.

    FFS, meanwhile in clown world.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/08/10/youtube-to-scribble-green-propaganda-over-climate-skeptic-videos/

    Plus the defunding and outright banning of “naughty speech”.

  157. bespoke

    I trust that it’s in moderate samples, Tinta. take care.

  158. Memoryvault

    This seems to balance my days, my nights not so much

    Tinta,
    Get yourself a copy of “The Little World of Don Camillo” by Giovannino Guareschi.
    Possibly the most spiritually uplifting book I have ever read.

  159. Siltstone

    mem @ 5:52pm
    I am with cohenite in applauding you for bringing this Liberty quote of the ages to our attention. Growing up I read Leszek Kołakowski, Conquest, Popper, Solzhenitsyn and Simon Leys, and I think they would all endorse that quote from Dalrymple. The pre-1989 Easterm European generation have seen it, lived it. Unfortunately, our material comforts have meant contemporary Australians are largely blind to what is happening.

  160. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m amused that both Seven and Nine were hyping Jacinda’s gun buyback just now.
    Not up on Nein’s website yet (Fairfax digestion seems too have slowed them down).

    NZ gun owners turn over weapons for money after Christchurch massacre (Seven/AP)

    Dozens of Christchurch gun owners have handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.

    Police said they paid more than $NZ430,000 ($A410,000) to 169 gun owners during the event. The money was paid directly into the bank accounts of gun owners.

    Big! Dozens!!! Oh wait…

    There are an estimated 1 million to 1.5 million guns in New Zealand and 250,000 licenced gun owners.

    Maybe if Jacinda went around door to door and asked nicely.

  161. egg_

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3106238, posted on July 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Yet another case of a weak single mum with a deadbeat; all too common that the authorities have to deal with these hopeless cases.
    For the grace of God, we didn’t have to walk in Levai’s shoes.

  162. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3106263, posted on July 13, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Police said they paid more than $NZ430,000 ($A410,000) to 169 gun owners during the event.

    There are an estimated 1 million to 1.5 million guns in New Zealand and 250,000 licenced gun owners.

    Just as well only a 169 for 400K

    If all would hand in their guns NZ would go broke.

  163. Steve trickler

    thefrollickingmole
    #3106259, posted on July 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Good luck Goolag trying that with this bloke. The moment they do do it, he’ll make a video on them trying to do it. He’ll destroy Goolag’s methods along with others , very very quickly. Much like he dealt with Pot Holer.

    Tony Heller

  164. egg_

    There are YouTube videos — no longer online — of Levai being hit and kicked and punched and tortured by Maybir.

    Examples of Maybir’s training techniques?

  165. Dragnet

    And how many other little Levai’s are out there.
    My blood boils.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Both the guy and the mother should be beaten to death with iron rods wrapped in barbed wire.
    Slowly.

    I’d suggest lashed to a bundle of faggots, soaked in pitch, set alight, and shot over the castle walls from a trebuchet.

  167. 1735099

    Big! Dozens!!! Oh wait!

    That’s 169 weapons that won’t kill or injure anyone.

  168. Mark A

    1735099
    #3106270, posted on July 13, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Big! Dozens!!! Oh wait!

    That’s 169 weapons that won’t kill or injure anyone.

    They didn’t kill before and judging by the response of the owners would not do so in the future either.
    So 400K wasted.

    How many teachers, nurses?

  169. Memoryvault

    And how many other little Levai’s are out there.

    Too, too many, Dragnet.
    And until the so-called “authorities” – the police and the relevant social workers – are held accountable for the results of their ineptitude and inaction, it’s not going to change.

  170. Tintarella di Luna

    bespoke worry not it is more squat little glass than shot and MV My Mum and Dad used to tell us storied of Don Camillo and Peppone

  171. Cardimona

    That’s 169 weapons that won’t kill or injure anyone.

    How many white vans in NZ?

  172. zyconoclast

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3106254, posted on July 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm
    chillout time

  173. egg_

    until the so-called “authorities” – the police and the relevant social workers – are held accountable for the results of their ineptitude and inaction, it’s not going to change.

    Cops and Social Workers have told yours truly off the record that it’s a lost cause as the women serially return to the deadbeats.

  174. mh

    The Oz
    Scott Morrison to go to Washington for Trump state dinner

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison will head to the US to officially dine alongside President Donald Trump.

    The Prime Minister’s office has confirmed Mr Trump will play host at a state dinner at the White House for Mr Morrison, who says relations between Australia and the US are the strongest they’ve ever been.

    Mr Trump has insisted the Mr Morrison be afforded the highest status offered to world leaders, ­including the first state dinner for an Australian leader since John Howard.

    “This relationship with the United States is as strong as it has ever been, and I’m looking forward to making that visit to the White House,” Mr Morrison told Liberal National Party faithful in Brisbane on Sunday.

    “We’ve been fighting alongside the Americans for over a century, and that’s what they see, and that’s what they acknowledge.

    “This relationship is a product of all that over a long period of time, but it will be my great honour to represent Australia when we go there in a few months.”

    The Weekend Australian understands the Prime Minister will make the trip in mid-September, with the formal invitation issued this week following a private meeting and dinner between the two leaders on the sidelines of the recent G20 summit in Osaka, when the US President is believed to have flagged the idea of an ­official visit.

    The move by Mr Trump to ­elevate an official visit to include a formal state dinner at the White House will be the first for an Australian leader since Mr Howard and his wife Janette were hosted by George W. Bush in 2006.

    It will also be seen in the ­strategic context as a demonstrable show of support from the US President for the Australia-US alliance and its critical role in maintaining stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

    Mr Morrison said yesterday that Australia and the US saw the world “through the same eyes” after he was flown out to visit the flagship of the US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, taking part in the Talisman Sabre military exercises off Queensland.

    “We are in awe of the strength and power of the United States which this ship so ably represents, but at the heart of our friendship are the values and beliefs that knit our two countries together,” the Prime Minister said.

    Speaking on the deck of the ship, Mr Morrison paid tribute to American leadership in the Pacific during World War II, saying the US “helped secure the freedom we enjoy today”.

    He said America deserved great credit for shaping a new ­global order when the war ended, adding that Australia and the US had “always understood each other and stood by each other”.

    “Australia believes in what ­Ronald Reagan called the ‘truths and traditions’ that define the United States,” Mr Morrison said. “We stand together in these self-evident truths. We stand together for personal liberty and freedom. For democracy and the ballot box. For the rule of law, and freedom of association. For free economies and free peoples.”

    The deepening relationship ­between Mr Morrison and Mr Trump comes amid growing tensions between Iran and the West. Three Iranian ships this week tried to block a UK-flagged commercial vessel in the Strait of Hormuz — a choke point for the flow of Middle East oil to the rest of the world.

    Mr Morrison will become only the second world leader, after French President Emmanuel Macron, to have been hosted by Mr Trump at a state dinner at the White House.

    The US has also flagged the prospect of building a coalition to uphold freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions over Iran’s decision to enrich uranium to levels beyond the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

    Former prime ministers Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd never made “official visits” to the US, despite visiting the White House, with their trips ­recorded by the US embassy in Canberra as “working visits”.

    Malcolm Turnbull did make an official visit in February last year but was not hosted at a state ­dinner.

    During his visit, Mr Morrison will also attend a wreath-laying at the Tomb Of the Unknown ­Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and meetings are likely to be held with senior members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    Mr Trump said at the G20 that he would be keen to ­attend the Presidents Cup golf tournament in Melbourne in ­December.

    Mr Morrison will become only the second world leader, after French President Emmanuel Macron, to have been hosted by Mr Trump at a state dinner at the White House.

    News of the invitation for Mr Morrison to attend a state dinner came soon after Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden called for closer ties with Australia and other key US allies in Asia so they could collectively challenge China’s “abusive behaviour”. In the first major foreign policy speech of his campaign, Mr Biden said his approach would ­involve “reaching to our partners in Asia including Japan, South Korea, Australia and India to fortify our collective capabilities”.

    “China can’t afford to ignore half the global economy if we are united,” Mr Biden said in the speech in New York.

    Mr Morrison said the USS ­Ronald Reagan was an “extraordinary symbol” of America’s power and commitment to the region.

    “It’s not something we can ever take for granted,” he said. ­“Seventy-seven years ago the mighty US Navy carriers Lexington and Yorktown and their crews were not too far from here, in the Pacific defending Australia during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Pushing back, alongside our own ­Defence Force, against militarism and expansionism. That naval ­battle is also known as the Battle for Australia — and our nation ­remains grateful to the men who gave their lives to this ocean.

    “Their sacrifice, to appropriate the words of Thomas Jefferson, tended the tree of liberty here in the Pacific. They are part of the soul of our enduring alliance.

  175. Sinclair Davidson

    See the Bombers fly up.

  176. zyconoclast

    See the Bombers fly up.

    Will it ever be see the flyers bomb?

  177. Roger

    Cops and Social Workers have told yours truly off the record that it’s a lost cause as the women serially return to the deadbeats.

    Stop subsidising this way of life and the problem will largely cease to exist.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    Tinta,

    Thank you for the story of Levai.

    Indefensible.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    Roberto, 2.00 pmish,

    Nothing personal, I’m sure. It’s just natural cynicism in their line of work.

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    The abusive weed who was beating the kid

    The judge didn’t muck about. This bloke is almost on the same porridge pedestal as Skaf.

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    For some reason Mr Maybir, despite no doubt being housed in the boneyard (protection), has yet to be gelded and/or sodomised to death with a mop handle.

    Should this extremely desirable circumstance come to pass, I have every confidence that the Coroner will read reports detailing the deceased’s unfortunate fall from a pogo stick.

  182. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson

    #3106279, posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    See the Bombers fly up.

    TIPPAAAAAAA!

  183. MatrixTransform

    Or something like a 500,000 tonne per annum gold milling plant.

    beer coaster numbers

    … a 60 storey apartment building

  184. areff

    See the Bombers fly up.

    Now we have to thrash Melbourne to stay in the hunt

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    That’s 169 weapons that won’t kill or injure anyone.

    Only another 999,831 to 1,499,831 to go, eh Numbers?
    Easy. Jacinda could do that in her sleep.

    And here’s your own personal graphic:
    https://www.arcamax.com/newspics/173/17350/1735099.gif

  186. Percy Popinjay

    Veitman, Veitman, Veitman!!!

    Oh – did I mention Veitman, Veitman, Veitman!!!

    😡

  187. Mark A

    egg_
    #3106286, posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    A project for Arky

    I don’t think so.
    This is nothing but brute power, no romance, beauty or sentiment to it.
    Like an F-35 doing laps in the Welsh valleys.

    A 1930s combine harvester has more appeal for restoration.

  188. areff

    Chris Cornell
    Hung himself in 2017

    At a risk of fixating Cats once more on matters of pubic interest, Chris Cornell may well have been hung. But when he took his life he was “hanged”.

    Grumpy old sub now going back into his box until correction needed again.

  189. Black Ball

    Those fathers at the caravan park should have beaten the shit out of Maybir.

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    For some reason Mr Maybir, despite no doubt being housed in the boneyard (protection), has yet to be gelded and/or sodomised to death with a mop handle.

    Perhaps ScoMo could do a prisoner swap with Tommy Robinson, who has been sent to Belmarsh:

    Tommy Robinson Reportedly Transferred to Prison Described as ‘Jihadi Training Camp

    In 2016, a former Muslim inmate of Belmarsh told the London Evening Standard that “There were so many would-be jihadists in there I felt like an intruder at a jihadi training camp.”

    Terrorists were said to be “very popular and had enormous influence… treated like celebrities by the other inmates,” and non-Muslims accused of insulting Islam at risk of having their cells broken into and being subject to serious assaults.

    The whistleblower said he “watched how prison officers seemingly took no action, leaving new inmates like myself with the impression that the real people in charge were not the warders, but a terrifying group of radical Islamists known as ‘the Brothers’ or ‘the Akhi’, which is Arabic for brother. ”

    The previous year, it was reported that Belmarsh was one of several prisons where radical Muslims were said to be forcing non-Muslims to either convert to Islam or pay a so-called “jizya” — a tax levied on non-Muslims in Islamic states under sharia law.

    Speaking to BlazeTV ahead of his sentencing, Robinson said: “I genuinely, hand on heart, I believe I’ll be killed in this prison sentence.”

    Britain has fallen.

  191. feelthebern

    Footage of how Hillary stole the nomination from Bernie in 2016.

  192. egg_

    Mark A
    #3106293, posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Methinks Arky would appreciate the elegant simplicity, reliability and performance of the LS stable.
    LS swapped RX7s, etc. are a beauty to behold.

  193. Percy Popinjay

    But when he took his life he was “hanged”.

    Just like our beloved syphilis addled monomaniacal narcissistic onanist will be.

    Slowly.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #3106295, posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Those fathers at the caravan park should have beaten the shit out of Maybir.

    NDS.
    New Daddy Syndrome.
    Every.
    Fucking.
    Time.

  195. Memoryvault

    Cops and Social Workers have told yours truly off the record that it’s a lost cause as the women serially return to the deadbeats.

    That’s conflating two issues, Egg, both of which I have written about previously.
    First, we have the abused woman who keeps going back for more. At the moment they either refuse to charge the prick with assault, or they complete the charge then refuse to follow through in court.
    The answer is simple:
    The cops answer once. If the woman makes, and then follows through with a complaint, fair enough. If she doesn’t, or does but goes back to the arsehole anyway after he gets out then she’s on her own.
    End of story.

    If kids are involved, then it’s a bit different. If both adults are involved either actively or passively (they allow it to happen), then the kids are taken away and adopted out (not fostered, adopted).

    Cops can make this happen like yesterday. Simply refuse to issue traffic and other revenue collecting fines, and servicing speed cameras and the like. Cops have been doing this since the year dot to get what they consider important – IE wage rises.

    Social work departments should be closed down, the social workers fired, and the work contracted out to screened church agencies.

  196. Roger

    The Uluru Statement From the Heart talks about truth telling.
    Here is an example (Weekend Oz).

    And we didn’t even need Constitutional recognition for it to happen.

  197. Tel

    Or something like a 500,000 tonne per annum gold milling plant.

    Safe presumption that you would already own a couple of those, before you have sufficient money to throw at a Bentley concept car.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Grumpy old sub now going back into his box until correction needed again.

    At the time of the Cooke hanging in Western Australia –

    “Pictures are hung, young Zulu Kilo. Human beings are hanged. There is a difference.”

  199. Ellie

    At a risk of fixating Cats once more on matters of pubic interest, Chris Cornell may well have been hung. But when he took his life he was “hanged”.

    Thank you for the correction, areff. I often violate approved patterns of speaking and writing. Spank me!

  200. None

    Re Maybir. The f***** once told the police that he kept the kids in a tent because the grandfather abused them. How the f*** did the police believe that pile of f****** croc? He then got Levai to stick his finger up his little brothers bum so he could prove sexual abuse. The f****** idiot video tapes that and his poor little kid sppstently just didn’t know what was going on. I just cannot fucken believe this monster was allowed to get away with so much. Yes those Dad should have just been the s*** out of him but you know what our laws are like. Punish the innocent and protect fucken assholes like Maybir. Anytime you see kid being abused just pick the child up and run; just pick up the kid and run and f*** the rest of the world. I hope this motherfuker gets bitten to death in jail I really do. Capital punishment for capital crime.

  201. Nick

    I love Soundgarden, but were slightly disappointing live. No pun intended.

  202. Nick

    None, you’ve got a mouth like two dollar whore.

  203. areff

    Perhaps you should be put back in the box, Ellie, to await correction.

    Meanwhile, US feds say Epstein tried to buy off witnesses with $350,000 bribes (NYT)

    And her in Victoria, a state-run web site seems to be OK with stuffing small Aboriginal children in hessian sacks and holding them over “cleansing” fires with all the sacred smoke and so forth.

    https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/land-and-ecology/illuminated-by-fire/cleansing-smoke/

    Read the smoke ceremony specialist’s account of his childhood.

  204. cohenite

    But the data that is most important is the rate of pCO2 rise, which since 1900 has been much faster than the fastest you see in Vostok.

    I won’t mention Beck or Drake’s work on previous CO2 levels because Beck is very controversial and I can’t locate Drake’s paper but here is a good overview of the ice-core record compared with stomata where the differences between the Greenland Dye 3 and the Antarctica records are highlighted.

    But the thing is we know that previous temperature ranges were up to 15 times what the world has experienced during the last century. So if these temperature movements in the past were during stable CO2 levels what caused them and if CO2 is such a potent cause of temperature increase which is nonsense since if there is any correlation between temperature and CO2 it is that CO2 follows temperature, then with the so-called unusual rate of increase of CO2 during the last century+ why hasn’t temperature increase been more marked?

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    My first nations representative has arrived for her slice of bread and carrot.
    I don’t think she’d like Ken Wyatt.

  206. zyconoclast

    Australia has been warned its first French-designed Attack-class submarine is likely to be inferior to those operated by neighbouring countries, and may even prove “obsolete” before it’s due into service in the 2030s.

    new report by veteran military analyst Derek Woolner, and fellow researcher David Glynne Jones, is urging the Defence Department to urgently embrace cutting-edge lithium-ion battery propulsion for its future submarines.

    Japan Launches First Lithium-Ion Equipped Soryu-class Submarine
    JS Oryu is the first Japanese disel-electric submarine to feature lithium-ion battery technology.

    Chrissy Pyne wan unavailable for comment

  207. mh

    I saw Soundgarden when they supported Guns N Roses on the Use Your Illusion tour.

  208. Nick

    And her in Victoria, a state-run web site seems to be OK with stuffing small Aboriginal children in hessian sacks and holding them over “cleansing” fires with all the sacred smoke and so forth.

    It amazes me when Catholics get involved in this. I saw one group told by an indigene that gum leaf smoke can cure asthma. The best was the Archbishop at some ceremony to do with the indigenous, who spoke of the courage of the first whites meeting our indigenous betters. Darky wunt happy I can assure you.

  209. cohenite

    That’s 169 weapons that won’t kill or injure anyone.

    Weapons don’t hurt people, people do: and snakes, whales, spiders, RoP, falling trees, sud gangs, communists etc. No wonder we ordinary, law abiding citizens need weapons.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    My nana come out of the house, put me in the chaff bag, and hung me over the smoke for about 15 to 20 minutes. I think I come out of the bag looking the color of rainbow, coughing and spluttering.

    We are supposed to take this bullshyte seriously?

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    Science. Finally, a subject I can comment on with authority.

    The stomata is there to let you breathe, and sometimes talk through your throat about the dangers of climate change.

    This is not to be confused – and indeed, is a trap for young players -with the alternate meaning of stomata, which as everyone knows are the marks on your hands and feet you get from playing with a footb#ll wrapped in barbed wire.

    Bloody hell people. Read a book.

  212. cohenite

    zyconoclast

    #3106312, posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Australia has been warned its first French-designed Attack-class submarine is likely to be inferior to those operated by neighbouring countries, and may even prove “obsolete” before it’s due into service in the 2030s.

    Pyne, if capital punishment still existed, should be subject to it. He has cost Australia $billions which could have saved lives and made this country a better place. Other than the NBN by that other abomination, turdball, I can’t think of another comparable waste of money, unless of course you aggregate the krudd/slapper efforts.

  213. Top Ender

    Thanks for the recommendation for Nuremberg Diary, Johanna.

    I’ll see if I can find it.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle

    How dare you wave that carrot in front of me and flash me with that thing!
    No I like my coat. Ken Wyatt can’t have it.

  215. Mark A

    zyconoclast
    #3106312, posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Australia has been warned its first French-designed Attack-class submarine is likely to be inferior to those operated by neighbouring countries, and may even prove “obsolete” before it’s due into service in the 2030s.

    It became obsolete the moment it was thought of.
    Mind you it was never about defense of the realm, but always political.

    Why would any clear thinking human being be buying a modern sub and then stipulate a redesign of it, for an obsolete version?

    When far better models even in diesel variants are available off the shelf or as license to build, in case make work is your real reason to have them in the first place.

    Saying is; ‘we get the the politicians we deserve’, not true, nobody, no nation deserves the incompetent fools we’ve got.
    (there are more descriptive adjectives we could use)

  216. custard

    Went to my dear Mum’s 80th birthday party today and my younger sister (who I despise) was the MC.

    She started out by doing a welcome to country load of shit! FMD…

    What is an emerging indigenous again? FFS…

  217. mh

    Just seen tv ad for McCain food products. Contains footage of 2 men kissing, and says “families come in all shapes and sizes.”

    The content may or not be sickening, but the behaviour of corporations always is.

  218. Memoryvault

    Ultimately it’s all academic anyway, Cohenite.

    Global temps go in roughly 30 year cycles of warming and cooling, gradually getting warmer each cycle, for around 150 years, give or take. These cycles are caused by the interaction between the Pacific Decadel Oscillation (PDO), and the Atlantic Multi Decadel Oscillation (AMO – aka “The Atlantic Conveyor”).

    Then for reasons we’re not sure of, the sun falls in a hole, and enters a quiet period known as a “Grand Solar Minimum”. This heralds in a period of fluctuating cooling for 150 years. Then the whole process starts again which is probably why they are called “cycles”.

    The last Grand Solar Minimum was known as “The Maunder Minimum”, starting in the late 1600’s, and it heralded in what became known as “The Little Ice Age” (LIA) from 1700 to 1850 (150 years. Now the sun has once again entered a Grand Solar Minimum (1850 to 2000 = 150 years).

    The next 150 years will be a repeat of the period 1700 to 1850. With several billion extra mouths to feed, it’s not going to be pleasant.

  219. feelthebern

    I saw Soundgarden when they supported Guns N Roses on the Use Your Illusion tour.

    In 93?
    Wasn’t that Skid Row who was the warm up act?

  220. feelthebern

    I thought Sound Garden opened for the Chilli Peppers on a tour in the early 90’s.

  221. feelthebern

    Chris Cornell was one of the great modern artists.
    So sad he’s no longer with us.

  222. cohenite

    A long but good essay on the Voice rubbish about a new parliament for the 23rd nations people:

    Some years later, the 1967 referendum provided for an expansion of Commonwealth powers over Aboriginal affairs. This change was approved by a large majority of the Australian people. This was probably due to a belief that more should be done to help Aborigines and to redress the wrongs they had suffered. But on any view of the matter, the constitutional change did not appear to imply that there should be two systems of law in Australia or two different classes of Australian. The vote accepted the sole sovereign authority of the institutions established by the Constitution but went some way towards removing any differentiation between citizens on the ground of race.

    I really don’t think the same goodwill exists today. It really is another case of give a left-wing interest group an inch and they’ll take a mile.

  223. Black Ball

    Well I picked Geelong to run rampant against the Aints. At the moment, playing very ordinary football.

  224. Mark A

    custard
    #3106322, posted on July 13, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Went to my dear Mum’s 80th birthday party today and my younger sister (who I despise) was the MC.

    She started out by doing a welcome to country load of shit! FMD…

    At a family B. Party or a public one?
    If family, I feel for you. You can pick your friends etc.

  225. Infidel Tiger

    Saw Sound Garden in ‘93 at Metros in Freo just before they hit the big time.

    Great band.

  226. Tel

    Global temps go in roughly 30 year cycles of warming and cooling, gradually getting warmer each cycle, for around 150 years, give or take. These cycles are caused by the interaction between the Pacific Decadel Oscillation (PDO), and the Atlantic Multi Decadel Oscillation (AMO – aka “The Atlantic Conveyor”).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%BCckner-Egeson-Lockyer_cycle

    Driven by the sun.

  227. Ellie

    I posted Chris Cornell’s acoustic version at 5:08pm. Here is the official track. Turn it up!

  228. Top Ender

    My two Spectator articles on submarines are going to be reusable for years – sadly.

    1

    2

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for Cats, with an interest in military history –

    Interesting title on the battle of Midway, “Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway” by David Rigby. McClusky commanded units of United States Navy dive bombers at Midway. Japanese carrier aircraft had virtually annihilated the initial strikes by the U.S.N. torpedo squadrons (Torpedo Squadron 8, commanded by John Waldron suffered all aircraft shot down, with a single aircrew survivor, and not a single torpedo hit) McClusky was ordered to follow a certain course to locate the Japanese aircraft carriers. He made the decision to ignore his orders, and pursue a different course to follow the wake of the Japanese destroyer “Arashi.” His decision led to the sinking of three Japanese aircraft carriers, leaving the Imperial Japanese Navy severely weakened.

    “At 10 A.M. on June 4th, 1942, after six months of war, the United States was losing the war in the Pacific. Half an hour, later, at 10.30 A.M., they were winning.”

    Informative reading, check it out.

  230. Infidel Tiger

    Badmotorfinger was an awesome album. Very heavy.

    https://youtu.be/pBZs_Py-1_0

  231. Memoryvault

    Driven by the sun.

    Probably, Tel.
    I can’t think of what else might cause it.

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