Open Forum: July 20, 2019

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  1. 1735099

    Now Now sniffy don’t get excited.You have denigrated your own service by continually telling us how smart you were to get out of the bush and into a job counting blankets

    Prove you served in Vietnam.
    If you had, you wouldn’t post this kind of bullshit, denigrating fellow diggers.
    You’re either an imposter, or a disrespectful louse.
    Put up or shut up.

  2. Johno

    Denigrate fellow Diggers? Really? I am in no way similar to you. I served twice, with enthusiasm. You half served once, with a complete lack of application. You denigrate regular soldiers implying they had to join to get a job. You crow about your success in landing a job away from the fighting. You are a despicable,snide sneering snot of a “dozy digger”. You disgust me, you sneering ,, contemptible slithering snake.
    You disgust me but you do not upset me . You are dust beneath the boots of fighting men.
    Go read another phantom comic.

  3. 1735099

    I served twice, with enthusiasm.

    Prove it.
    Or are you afraid that your “enthusiastic” service may not stand up to scrutiny.
    What are you hiding?

  4. feelthebern

    Never watched “Platoon” in my life – Septic bullshit.

    Oliver Stone is one of the great directors.
    His movies are riddled with historical errors & he is a nut job, but all the great directors are.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    Oliver Stone just asked Putin to be the Godfather for his daughter.

  6. feelthebern

    After water/electricity/sewerage, the single biggest value creator for property is proximity to rail.

  7. feelthebern

    Oliver Stone just asked Putin to be the Godfather for his daughter.

    Yep, certifiable.

  8. Cassie of Sydney

    “Go read another phantom comic.”

    Well said Johno…the grub’s reading list…phantom comics and Mein Kampf. Both provide him with ample fantasies.

  9. Johno

    Your 10 months in country was the pinnacle of your life. My two tours were a chapter in my life.
    I moved on years ago ,you are forever mired in your guilt at abandoning soldiers for an easy life.
    You never ever shut about it. Ever.
    I prefer my anonymity. I am happy with my service, as are my friends who served. You, on the other hand.

    Now don’t keep changing the goal posts, this is all about you. You abandoned your fellow soldiers, is it the guilt from this that drives you? Do you drone on endlessly to assuage your guilt?

    Now sniffy you have used up your alloted time. This is a place for serious discussion not your ancient dribblings. Same time tomorrow? There’s a good lad.

  10. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    GOOOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAM!

    Or something.

    Wait, is it nearly the year 2020 A.D. now?

    Okay.

  11. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    For the love of god can Johno show his service records to Sinc and a permanent auto moderate be applied on numbers posting anything Vietnam related?

  12. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Herodotus
    #3113649, posted on July 23, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Space is indeed unwelcoming.
    Why there’s such enthusiasm for Mars is a bit puzzling. We have deserts here.

    Go offshore fishing for a bit.

    Unless you have an EPIRB, the results of calamity may be the same as a screw up in space. Also everything around you is poison or wants to eat you (as a whole corpse or as detritus).

  13. JC

    Frank

    He’s not the only one “Vietnamizing” the site. I think I’ve perhaps 5 or 6 numbers nuts comments in the last 12 months. Try it, it works.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    and a permanent auto moderate be applied on numbers posting anything Vietnam related?

    Numbers was given a guest thread on this blog, and asked to stop making every thread abiut Vietnam…

  15. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    There are a lot of good posts here, outside of the main thread.

    Try them!

  16. JC

    Ronery:

    Are you black because the kettle certainly is. No kidding, you are just as bad as he is posting boring repetitive garbage. Don’t you fucking dare highlight nunbers nuts without offering an apology for being equally the biggest dildo on the site.

  17. JC

    There are a lot of good posts here, outside of the main thread.

    Try them!

    Yea, but Imapeter is ruining them. He takes the oxygen away from commenting.

  18. Fisky

    Oh dear. I can see the dumb Nationals are calling on dole bludgers to move to the bush and find work. Do they realise that unemployment is HIGHER in the bush??

  19. Fisky

    Every dumb half-assed policy idea seems to involve sending people to the bush. Migrants, dole-bludgers, etc. Really stupid.

  20. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Who would have thought that shutting down primary industry through regulation and taxation would lead to high unemployment in rural areas?

    All of the major parties are complicit in this.

  21. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It is a lot cheaper Fisk.

    The problem is the incentives to go to a rural town are being hampered by meddling by activists and left wing government (which we’ve had for 47 years).

    We have 20 somethings, out of state wokeists trying to stop Adani/Carmichael Mine. The community is behind the project.

  22. JC

    The money was spent on earth, JC. And in exchange we made a large number of scientific and technological advances.

    The urge to make a buck is a natural human urge. Stronger in some than in others.

    The urge to explore, to learn, to find out new things, to sail beyond the sunset, likewise. Herodotus doesn’t have the second and we who do can only pity him.

    Doc,

    Even if space doesn’t return a dime in terms of exploiting it, the dime still has to be made in order to fund exploration for the sake of it. This is why capitalism is so important.

    There’s no money in the US government coffers to spend so much on a fun ride. Maybe, exploration has to go back to the old ways of doing it, which was rich folk financing these activities. We are seeing the beginnings of this now.

    I don’t agree with you that the programs – at least the Apollo- helped find new wiz bang stuff. As I mentioned the other day, Teflon was invented in the late 30s and the first frying pans “frew” out the door in the very early 60s. NASA had zilch to do with it. Also, every gizmo used in the program was around at the time it was used for Apollo.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Never watched “Platoon” in my life

    OK, fair enough.
    Everyone can watch or read what they want.
    But wait … what’s this?
    Following hot on the heels of the declaration of never having watched it comes a definitive two word review of the movie we have never seen.

    – Septic bullshit.

    Classic spud.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    I don’t agree with you that the programs – at least the Apollo- helped find new wiz bang stuff. As I mentioned the other day, Teflon was invented in the late 30s and the first frying pans “frew” out the door in the very early 60s. NASA had zilch to do with it. Also, every gizmo used in the program was around at the time it was used for Apollo.

    I think teflon is thrown around as a fairly trivial example of a spin-off.
    Sure, a lot of technologies existed previously, but the NASA programmes accelerated, integrated, miniaturised and souped up the functionality.
    For example, I just watched a show about the Saturn V. To save weight in the stage 2 rocket they sleeved the end of the hydrogen cell into the oxygen cell, rather than constructing two separate cells. No biggy, except they must maintain a temperature difference of roughly 100 degrees C between LOX and LH2.
    The materials and insulation research which went into that is still being used in aerospace construction now.

  25. BrettW

    $250,000 Qld Govt money to create an app. To a company owned by Premiers Chief of Staff !

    No problem at all.

  26. Rockdoctor

    KD. I used to drink at the Shamrock from time to time & it was generally tradies with a laid back atmosphere as well as the Aussie up Palmer st. 1 & 2/4 RAR generally kept to Tatt’s or Langs accross the Ross R in Flinders st. Occasionally when the Crown on Palmer opened some would venture there… Before that & my time Opus in the Rising Sun down Bowen rd was the go. My fighting prowess wasn’t top notch so I generally avoided the butchers shops. Hmmm the memories, good times, good times…

  27. BrettW

    $70,000 to move a Qld MP’s office to Cairns which is not in her electorate.

    No problem at all.

    Bad week for Anna and Jackie.

  28. bespoke

    I no Johno served the same way I no you served 1735099.

  29. bespoke

    JC
    #3113933, posted on July 23, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    There are a lot of good posts here, outside of the main thread.

    Try them!

    Yea, but Imapeter is ruining them. He takes the oxygen away from commenting.

    It used take a lot to shut you up squishy old man. 😎

  30. Rockdoctor

    BrettW, for all the frothing at the mouth about Sir Joe it amazes me Beattie, Bligh & this lot have largely escaped scrutiny. Especially Beattie, the smoke was chokingly thick from his Government yet he sleazed his way to LA, back for the Comm Games and now to the NRL…

  31. BrettW

    Rock doctor,
    Agree, they also tried to protect Nuttal for too long.

    What were NRL thinking when chose Beattie. Unless they wanted somebody with experience of saying “sorry, I stuffed up” ?

  32. BrettW

    One of the worst police inquiries ever (from DM) :

    “In October 2014, Beech provided Detective Sergeant James Townly with a list of 12 alleged abusers, including Lord Bramall, Sir Edward Heath, Lord Brittan, Mr Proctor, Labour peer Lord (Greville) Janner, ex-MI5 boss Sir Michael Hanley and ex-MI6 chief Sir Maurice Oldfield.

    Police should not have taken such a list seriously – especially given Beech had made no mention of VIPs two years earlier. The decision not to check against Wiltshire Police files was a major blunder.

    But they did take him seriously, almost certainly as a consequence of a new policy directive issued in November 2014, when Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Tom Winsor stated that ‘the presumption that a victim should always be believed should be institutionalised’.

    Note last bit, victims should always be believed. Just mind blowing. Lucky no Met Police senior officers were mentioned as that policy could have been awkward.

    Most of the police involved got promoted or retired with big pensions. One Superintendent publicly said the allegations were true before even interviewed any of the alleged culprits or had any corroboration, which never eventuated.

    All spurred on by Deputy Labor leader Tom Watson.

  33. JC

    Cronkite..

    You’re good to go. You recall the other evening you asked people here if waxing joints do gonads – especially tiny ones as you’re possibly transitioning? No one responded, but with Bern’s discourse it looks like you’re in luck.

  34. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Most of the police involved got promoted or retired with big pensions. One Superintendent publicly said the allegations were true before even interviewed any of the alleged culprits or had any corroboration, which never eventuated.

    Cripes. The west is done for.

  35. BrettW

    Frank,
    Gotta admit he could not have chosen a more high profile bunch of “culprits” to make allegations against.

    The Met, VICPOL (Pell), NSW (Jarrett) are now showing that corroborating evidence no longer required. In that case don’t even need proper detectives to get the job done. Wonder if the idiots actually celebrate when such cases get charged.

    They should have their whistles and truncheons taken off them and be thrown out of the job.

  36. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    There is a recent case in regional NSW where a priest was accused of sexual assault against a minor; turns out he was actually overseas at the time and could prove it. Thankfully, sanity prevailed and he was acquitted.

    The evidence against him? Being shocked at the accusation on a phone tap the NSW DPP set up between him and his lying, criminal accuser.

  37. BrettW

    If he could prove he was overseas should never have got to court. Or does the complainants word now over ride hard evidence ?

    When do the appeal judges in Pell case end their well earned break ?

  38. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I know Brett. The alternative is that the NSW DPP accuse the customs & immigration dept. of massive and systemic fraud and perversion of the course of justice.

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