Open Forum: July 20, 2019

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    IT, just now:

    I’ve taken on board some lessons learned in the past 48 hours, and have worked out the best way to demonstrate that I’m smarter than anyone else here is to use the incomprehensible gobbledegook of theorists. I have failed, however, inasmuch I didn’t mention inferences or gravity.

    kthxbai

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Their theresa may sides with Stalins meme guards and stifles Britains energy independence.

    Just as shipping oil from the Gulf to the UK becomes impossible the UK does what it always does: shoots themselves in both feet.

    They have literally trillions of tonnes of coal under their bit of the North Sea they could convert to oil if they wished. Instead they seem to want to sit in the dark and bemoan global warming, which if it was actually happening (not) would make the British Isles a more pleasant place to live.

    I suppose the problem with the British Empire was that anyone with gumption left for more attractive places, leaving the hypochondriacs and telephone sanitizers to remain behind in the mother country.

  3. Makka

    Quality witnesses Bob. No compromise going on here;

    George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who was a key witness in the special counsel’s probe, was charged earlier in July with transporting a 14-year-old European boy to the U.S. for s3x, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

    Nader was charged on three counts, including a charge for possessing child po rnography and one for traveling with a minor to engage in illegal s3xual activity. He is accused of transporting the teenage boy from Europe to his home in the U.S. in 2000.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/19/nader-s3x-trafficking-charges/

  4. 1735099

    The only problem I would have with this would be for Morrison to be in charge of the Northern Republic.
    Apart from that, Marcus Clarke’s concept has merit.

  5. Old School Conservative

    “An army of MacGyvers wouldn’t be enough diffuse a bomb like this.”

    The movie seems to be a catastrophic mistake.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Proof NZ is f***ed.

    I feel a book from Bandana Man is coming, called Jacinda!, with that picture on the cover.

    The provisional title ‘St Jacinda the Great, A Global Heroine Of Our Times’ will be rejected as being too long and difficult for readers to understand.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    I think I’ve worked out why AOC seems so angry all the time.

    She bears the name of a white Christian patriarchal colonist slave-owning racist.

    Awful, awful man.

  8. Old School Conservative

    I get the distinct impression that once upon a time numbers was the butt of epauletted scorn.

  9. cohenite

    Space travel is loathed by the left as settler colonialist white privilege.

    “Launch your Rage, not spaceships” screech the left.

    People don’t want to believe the left hate humanity so much that it is utterly committed to the human race dying out trapped on the one planet.

    “They think they can get away from us” howl the godless commo frightbats, but there is to be no escape from global eternal socialism.

    Except Extinction.

    Comrades.

    Correct. The egos of the left drive them and egos need an audience; and we can’t have people jetting off to the stars instead of staying on Earth at the beck and call of their leftie betters.

    My word the troll is busy this morning.

  10. C.L.

    Trump is taking this Kanye/jail-break thing a bit far.

  11. C.L.

    Yeah, because when you are flying 200 feet above the lunar surface with 2 minutes of fuel left looking for a spot to land, the ideal crew composition would be Julian Clary and Freddie Mercury.

    Aldrin’s final fuel call before contact with the surface was “30”.
    As in, seconds.

  12. DrBeauGan

    I am back on speaking terms with the chick who did the sexy wiggle for me the other day. She must be all of fourteen. She has the typical teenage angsty manner, but she replies “hello” when I say it to her, and “hola” likewise. Occasionally I make her smile, which is like the sun emerging from cloud.

    It’s tough being a teen. My own kids went through it, and I recognise the symptoms.

  13. C.L.

    Journalist Travels to Ilhan Omar’s Homeland to Prove Somalia is Beautiful, to Debunk ‘Stereotypes’ – Gets Killed by Lslam1c Terrorists

    Hodan Nalayeh was killed when militants stormed a hotel in the port city of Kismayo in Somalia last week, Somali news organization Radio Dalsan confirmed.

    The organization reported the 43-year-old, who was pregnant at the time of the attack, and her husband Farid Jama Suleiman were among the 26 who died.

  14. Herodotus

    They later found that the fuel gauges were inaccurate (reading low) due to sloshing around of fuel in the tanks, so they had more left than they thought at the time.

  15. egg_

    “They think they can get away from us” howl the godless commo frightbats, but there is to be no escape from global eternal socialism.

    On board a ship full of Frightbats?
    Even the Alien would jump ship.

  16. DrBeauGan

    Herodotus
    #3111848, posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:26 am
    They later found that the fuel gauges were inaccurate (reading low) due to sloshing around of fuel in the tanks, so they had more left than they thought at the time.

    Thanks be they didn’t have diversity quots in those days. Just very competent individuals, who happened to be white men.

  17. bespoke

    The silly bugger’s spelling is on a par with his credibility.

    Most sane people would quit this shtick after it boomerangs so many times but not numberwang No! The Short Ass that persist.

  18. DrBeauGan

    Quotas. Damn autofuckup.

  19. notafan

    I guess it’s harmless enough, at least you’re doing it on a keyboard, and not behind the wheel of a car or on a bike.

    Was that supposed to be a zinger?

    Old mate

  20. Roger

    They later found that the fuel gauges were inaccurate (reading low) due to sloshing around of fuel in the tanks, so they had more left than they thought at the time.

    Armstrong later said to a flight controller that he wasn’t worried as “it’s like an automobile, when you hit empty there’s always a little bit left”.

  21. Roger

    “Investigative journalist” Kate McClymont appears to think that because Israel Folau’s beliefs are at the fundamentalist end of the Christian spectrum and his church only numbers 30 members he isn’t entitled to the freedom to express his beliefs.

    Perhaps she’d like only state approved religious bodies to have a public presence, as in the Soviet Union or today’s China?

  22. notafan

    “Investigative journalist” Kate McClymont appears to think that because Israel Folau’s beliefs are at the fundamentalist end of the Christian spectrum and his church only numbers 30 members he isn’t entitled to the freedom to express his beliefs.

    On a par with His Eminence Rod Bower’s congregation then.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    Right. To the pub with some associates to talk football and chicks.

    At a beachfront locale notorious for football. And chicks.

    I may be gone for some time.

    Cutting one out of the herd in daytime is an underestimated skill.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    Aldrin’s final fuel call before contact with the surface was “30”.
    As in, seconds.

    I watched the movie Apollo 11 the other night.
    I think the clock showed 17 seconds when they shut down.
    Mind you, I bet they had a minute or two safety margin baked in, but still very, very tight.

  25. dover_beach

    Dover, I suggest you consider the following definition:

    An entity is real if it is a term in a theory to which I subscribe.

    In that sense, electrons, photons, et cetera are “real” for me. I wouldn’t put it higher than that.

    And people wonder how anyone could possibly entertain the claim, Men can get pregnant. There you go.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    “Investigative journalist” Kate McClymont appears to think that because Israel Folau’s beliefs are at the fundamentalist end of the Christian spectrum and his church only numbers 30 members he isn’t entitled to the freedom to express his beliefs.

    Was she the battle-axe on Nein this morning?

  27. DrBeauGan

    Perhaps she’d like only state approved religious bodies to have a public presence, as in the Soviet Union or today’s China?

    Prior to abolishing the lot. These people are authoritarian scum and need to be told so.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I get the distinct impression that once upon a time numbers was the butt of epauletted scorn.

    Number’s attitude of “I’m here to do a job, not because I need one” would have been noted, and his horoscope forecast for him.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think I’ve worked out why AOC seems so angry all the time.

    Her first name is from a guy who hated Iranians, kept slaves and was male. How cool is that?

  30. DrBeauGan

    And people wonder how anyone could possibly entertain the claim, Men can get pregnant. There you go.

    Some people subscribe to loony theories, Dover. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.

  31. notafan

    You are absolutely right drgb

    The Soviet Union and China and all other totalitarian regimes are authoritarian scum who do not allow the exercise of free will and freedom of association, let alone freedom of religion.

    If you really believe what you just said, I suppose you are on a par with the Soviet Union and China too.

  32. bespoke

    H/T instapudit. The tone only slightly goes up at the end. The right stuff.

  33. Steve trickler

    This is a classic presser. Apollo 11.



  34. Leigh Lowe

    Some people subscribe to loony theories, Dover. 

    That is not a theory.
    A theory is drawn from a range of possibles, including even some very improbable scenarios.
    Men gestating babies is a proven impossibility, so one cannot theorise about it.
    A more correct term would be sick denialist fantasy.

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The universe seems largely indifferent to how we choose to talk about it.

    Yes. I suspect it is totally ignoring us. Although Arky was sure it was busy hating his face.
    However, I am still an agnostic, as I don’t know how much this universe has a grand plan for people who invent its existence. Then there are the other universes. I don’t know much about them either. 🙂

    Where is Arky? We need his optimism.
    Where is Stimpy and his portal to other worlds?

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sydney Moaning Hemorrhoid has run the story of the legal dogfight between Bob Hawke’s daughter, and Blanche What’s her face over his will.

    Seems Hawke’s and Hazel’s offspring wore black to his second wedding, in protest..

  37. Leigh Lowe

    bespoke

    #3111870, posted on July 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    H/T instapudit. The tone only slightly goes up at the end. The right stuff.

    Yes, and the movie Apollo 11 gave flight surgeon readouts of heart rates.
    Nothing above 150.
    Shit, I reckon mine was 180 just watching it.
    But, yeah, Armstrong was too much of a cold fish.

  38. Natural Instinct

    Straits of Hormuz – oil by destination
    Given it is a China, India, South Korea, Japan, Singapore problem in that order – what are they doing?

  39. Tom

    Where is Arky? We need his optimism.
    Where is Stimpy and his portal to other worlds?

    I believe they’ve both gone away to look after themselves, Lizzie. That’s a good thing.

  40. DrBeauGan

    The point is, Dover, that if you subscribe to the theory that your sex is whatever you say it is, then you will believe men can become pregnant. Neither you nor I subscribe to that manifestly loony theory. So in our ontology pregnant men are not real. But we are rather more fastidious about the theories to which we subscribe than is currently fashionable.

  41. dover_beach

    Some people subscribe to loony theories, Dover. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.

    You can’t say they’re ‘loony’ theories, DrBG, all you could say, given what you said above, is that you and they subscribe to different theories and that the denial and the affirmation of the question, Can men get pregnant?’ is ‘true’ for you and them.

  42. lotocoti

    Aldrin’s final fuel call before contact with the surface was “30”.
    As in, seconds.

    That was their “bingo” time, not actual fuel remaining.
    i.e. Land or leave time.
    They shut down 17 seconds from a landing abort.

  43. Cassie of Sydney

    “So in our ontology pregnant men are not real.”

    I would think that in science “pregnant men are not real”.

  44. Cassie of Sydney

    “I believe they’ve both gone away to look after themselves, Lizzie. That’s a good thing.”

    Agree Tom.

  45. bespoke

    Tom
    #3111877, posted on July 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm
    Where is Arky? We need his optimism.
    Where is Stimpy and his portal to other worlds?

    I believe they’ve both gone away to look after themselves, Lizzie. That’s a good thing.

    👍

  46. DrBeauGan

    That is not a theory.
    A theory is drawn from a range of possibles, including even some very improbable scenarios.
    Men gestating babies is a proven impossibility, so one cannot theorise about it.
    A more correct term would be sick denialist fantasy.

    The proposition that you can choose your sex to be whatever you feel like whenever you want is a theory about the nature of sex, LL. Not a very sane one, to be sure. I’m glad you don’t subscribe to it. Neither do I.

  47. egg_

    Senile Old Guy?
    H.B. Bear?
    et al

  48. egg_

    I think I’ve worked out why AOC seems so angry all the time.

    She’s got the donkey vote?

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Angela Patmore has such an interesting article in the latest 20th July Spectator. Published on an auspicious date too (ahem). It alludes in an oblique way to Ellie’s quote about ‘relationships as sexual’ and my efforts at ‘evolutionary depth concerning relationships’. It is all about the need for competition in human affairs – why can’t close winners just share victory? she asks.

    “There are complex reason why the brain undergoes resolution after such climaxes (i.e. awarding a winner), not only in sport but in all high-tension exchanges. Most of our leisure activities involve an emotional rollercoaster: pressure rising to a peak followed by resolution … we are drawn to these sensations in some mysterious way .. ‘complex systems’ … al exhibit a phenomenon known as ’emergence’. At the highest point of tension and on the edge of chaos, these systems change gear and suddenly produce order. One of these systems is the human brain … what I call the ‘cerebral climax’. The brain pulls us to go after CCs and rewards us with buzzes and highs when we achieve them .. (via) ‘phase transition’ … when we experience climaxes we are seeing the brain fulfil its great quest of connecting, co-ordinating and crystallising its trillions of digits of information. Perhaps this is how it makes sense of reality.”

    These ‘climaxes’ are not just sexual in nature or even in origin, for ‘humans have turned sex into an art form specifically in order to achieve complex tension rises, peaks and resolutions’ she argues, whereas animals ‘just use sex for making little animals’. Chicken and egg problem, I think. Which came first? Hunting, as she notes, also had this climactic element. However, reproduction, I claim, is there as the base from which it can all develop.

    We need this competitive climaxing in our social life, she argues, in order not to fall prey to the great depression of unfulfillment. A modern day curse as we remove competition and excitement from life.

  50. DrBeauGan

    I would think that in science “pregnant men are not real”.

    Quite so, Cassie. I much prefer my theories to have strong connections with observations. This is unfashionable, but keeps me out of the company of loonies

    Mostly.

  51. P

    Roger #3111856, posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:50 am

    “Investigative journalist” Kate McClymont appears to think that because Israel Folau’s beliefs are at the fundamentalist end of the Christian spectrum and his church only numbers 30 members he isn’t entitled to the freedom to express his beliefs.

    Kate McClymont’s article is similar to several out there today intent on dividing Christians, inciting contempt for the beliefs of Folau and his family, with a derogatory reference to those who gave to the GoFundMe set up by ACL.

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Angela’s view of the brain also reminds me of Hairy’s approach, which is that of the thinking computer scientist, also not unlike Dr. BG’s view from quantum physics; as opposed to The Lefty Philosopher’s (aka Lizzies No 1 hubby) approach which is far more concerned with the nature of thought, of logic and reason (he is after all a renowned logician) and the literary and theological trail of that, rather like our own Dover.

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Man has baby? Yes, she does. No, he doesn’t.

    Next question.

  54. C.L.

    That space presser casually chaired by Trump is a great example of the man’s IQ and interpersonal smarts. There is no way Obama could have done that.

  55. Cassie of Sydney

    ““Investigative journalist” Kate McClymont “

    Cough…cough…cough…

    A better and more truthful title is “Investigative smear merchant Kate McClymont”.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    I suspect a biological man will birth a baby in the near future.
    But only after implantation of a donor womb.
    You can feel the craving of the Left for this.
    Then will start the race for first male mother to choose an abortion.
    It’s his body!

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I believe they’ve both gone away to look after themselves, Lizzie.

    Hairy says I need to do that to do justice to King Arthur and other writing. He may be right.
    Catallaxy is a time thief and an addiction, no doubt about that. So much else to do as well.
    But I have received far more good from the Cat than I have ever given back.
    It is excellent for intellectual stimulation. And for a laugh. And for procrastination with company.
    So it is hard to desist. We all have to make our own decisions about that anyway.

  58. John Constantine

    https://www.buildsafe.com.au/cheap-external-cladding-materials-from-china-pose-fire-risk/

    Some types of cladding materials imported from China fail to comply with Australian standards and lack the fire-retardant qualities of compliant products. The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) could exacerbate this problem.
    Combustible external cladding allows Docklands fire to spread
    In November 2014 the Lacrosse Residential Apartment Building in Docklands, Melbourne caught fire, suffering extensive damage. The fire was sparked by a cigarette on an eighth floor balcony. The building’s combustible external cladding enabled the fire to race up to the 21st floor.
    It was subsequently found that the cladding material was imported from China and was not tested to Australian standards. (See Simon King’s article Fire-risk cladding a legal minefield, apartment owners warned, The Australian (online), 5 May 2015.)
    Cheaper imported cladding materials fail to meet Australian standards
    The use of cladding materials in the last ten years has been widespread due both to the demand for high-rise buildings and to the product’s multifaceted use for insulation, improved rigidity and cosmetic purposes.
    The Fire Protection Association Australia has warned that builders across the country are importing Chinese cladding material which has not been tested to Australian standards. The cladding is comprised of a plastic core compressed between aluminium panels and it is the cheaper imported material that is less fire-retardant than compliant products.

    Property Ponxi dogbox developers used chicom visa slaves to bung together apartments for the front end loaded profit of monetising the amenity of australias cities and exploiting their concession to run australias mass imigration program.

    Cladding the dogboxes in napalm.

    The their yarragrad satrap regime announces it will sign up to one belt/one road then bails out the peoples liberation army connected developers and the peoples liberation army napalm cladding factories with a $600,000,000 first installment of the patch up scheme.

    Australian taxpayer funded.

    Comrade Maaaaaaaates.

  59. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    But only after implantation of a donor womb.

    And so many additional hormones. And IVF from two clear sexes.
    All of which rather defeats the point.

  60. C.L.

    It’s nice being a brown woman in modern Britain …
    Mother, 33, who beat her seven month old daughter to death after spending years trying to conceive via IVF is jailed for six years.

    The DM doesn’t report the obvious: the baby girl was bashed to death for not being male.

    Shalina Padmanabha, 33, abused baby Shagun for three months after the premature baby spent four and a half months in hospital.

    The girl suffered fatal head injuries from either Padmanabha hitting her or bashing her head against a hard surface.

    She’ll be out in three.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s nice being a brown woman in modern Britain …

    RTWT. Should have been life.

  62. John Constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/16/london-fire-flammable-cladding-on-australian-buildings-is-like-the-asbestos-problem

    “The manufacturers tell me that prior to 2011 the only product imported into Australia was the non-compliant [polyethylene] one, because no one ordered the compliant one,” Kip told Guardian Australia. “But we have been using it for 20 years.”

    Kip said Australia needed to conduct a random sample audit to determine the scale of the problem then divide buildings into those which pose a serious threat to life and need to be shut down, and those which can be easily made safe.

    “In a lot of ways it’s not dissimilar to the asbestos issue,” he said, referring to the hugely expensive and ongoing effort to dispose of the deadly material once widely used in the construction industry.

    We knew it was a Ponxi, we knew it was shoddy developers throwing up shoddy developments, we knew the Ponxi was shadowed by a trillion dollars of debt and unfunded infrastructure liabilities

    We didn’t know that a bribe of a brown paper doggy bag from a flash eatery banquet and a fistfull of fivers allowed the shoddiness to be clad in napalm imported from the peoples liberation army.

    We just knew the whole thing was going down in flames.

    Expected that to be a metaphor though.

  63. DrBeauGan

    I suspect a biological man will birth a baby in the near future.
    But only after implantation of a donor womb.

    I doubt if it’s imminent, BoN. I think it’s a lot harder than that. At some point, perhaps, and there are weirdos who would see it as a validation of their derangement.

  64. P

    ‘Welcome home, Ilhan!‘: supporters greet Ilhan Omar as she arrives in home state

    That Same Ideology Led to Genocide in Somaliland” – Somali American Speaks Out Against Ilhan Omar’s Extreme Ideology and Antisemitism”

  65. JC

    This leaves you pretty speechless.

    Dr. Drew talks about dangerous disease outbreaks in Los Angeles
    Bubonic plague, typhus, TB, typhoid fever.

    And the Drats continue to support illegal border crossing.

  66. John Constantine

    Head transplants could go cross biological gender if the price is right, just easier for a PLA general to get a young bloke out of death row for the operation than a female criminal.

    The procedure will be there for a price though and sooner than you think.

    Mugabe missed it by months.

    Comrades.

  67. notafan

    No doubt the NHS will fund another round of IVG for Padmanabha

  68. cohenite

    C.L.

    #3111847, posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Journalist Travels to Ilhan Omar’s Homeland to Prove Somalia is Beautiful, to Debunk ‘Stereotypes’ – Gets Killed by Lslam1c Terrorists

    Hodan Nalayeh was killed when militants stormed a hotel in the port city of Kismayo in Somalia last week, Somali news organization Radio Dalsan confirmed.

    The organization reported the 43-year-old, who was pregnant at the time of the attack, and her husband Farid Jama Suleiman were among the 26 who died.

    There have been numerous instances of liberated, leftie women who have ventured into the RoP world as if to prove it’s innocence and been killed; here’s another couple.

  69. JC

    I thought bubonic plague had been completely irradicated.

  70. John Constantine

    Bene Tlex birthing bags in birthing labs growing your own clone, designed and modified for enhancement.

    Easier to do the birthing bag thing than physical transplant and more comfortable.

    Maybe just genetically modified females without brainstems to serve as biological incubators and hormone factories.

    Bene Comrades.

  71. Steve trickler

    DrBeauGan. Whilst you are over there.

    Have a Squiz at this.



  72. Cassie of Sydney

    “I thought bubonic plague had been completely irradicated.”

    No…still exists in plenty of places…Africa, USA, China, India, Vietnam, and Mongolia…there’s been a recent outbreak of plaque in Mongolia.

  73. pete m

    Happy Birthday Lizzie and Johno from yesterday. 70s seem like fine years. Still able to get around, travel and do stuff, and wiser from your years lived.

    Dr BG, autocorrect can be disarmed, and preview is your friend. No excuses for posting typos.

    JC, it is amazing for how many decades some cities have voted Democrat and gone backwards but still vote the same way. Astonishing.

  74. John Constantine


    Do armadillos carry the bubonic plague?
    Armadillos are not alone in carrying diseases dangerous to humans: in addition to birds and pigs that carry flu, many of the chipmunks and rabbits in the western US have fleas that carry bubonic plague

  75. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3111902, posted on July 20, 2019 at 12:54 pm
    It’s nice being a brown woman in modern Britain …

    RTWT. Should have been life.”

    Should have been death…okay if life then she should also be sterilised.

  76. Cassie of Sydney

    Lizzie darling…is your birthday today or was it yesterday? Happy birthday.

  77. dover_beach

    Psychoanalyzing the sexual revolutionary:

    It gets worse. In Summa Theologiae II-II.53.6, Aquinas teaches that disordered sexual desire is the chief source of sins against the cardinal virtue of prudence, which governs practical reason in general. Similarly, in Summa Theologiae II-II.46.3 he says that foolishness as a general moral vice arises chiefly from sexual sin. He isn’t saying that sexual sins are of themselves the worst sins – obviously there are worse sins, such as murder – but rather that they have a special tendency to dull general moral understanding, like the first domino that knocks down the others. A person or society which has become highly corrupted in matters of sex is especially likely to become morally corrupt full stop.

    Brilliant essay. RTWT

  78. John Constantine

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/29/surgeons-ready-to-start-human-trials-for-worlds-first-head-transplant/

    Makes ‘transgender’ really mean something if a couple consenting billionaires wanna swap.

  79. DrBeauGan

    Thanks, Steve. It doesn’t look remotely like that these days. It’s gone backwards. I haven’t yet seen the current cigar packers, I’ll report on any similarities when I do.

    Clothes, manners, everything that catches the eye looks completely different.

  80. Roger

    I’ve decamped from the rural compound on the deplorables’ side of the Great Divide for a rendezvous with the better half in a seaside resort town chasing some winter sun.

    On my morning constitutional I noted that ageing boomer surfers now use surfboards with inbuilt electric motors. They have to bring the board down to the beach first and then the battery, the latter being so heavy. Once the battery is inserted they struggle across the sand into the shallows and eventually jet off beyond the break where they flit about on the swell observing waves they are no longer deft enough to catch.

    I got back and did some laps of the pool followed by a turn in the spa and a sauna. I must have expended more energy than the electric surfers.

    Nearby is a cafe/community hub called The Woke Yoke, flying a rainbow flag. We opted to breakfast elsewhere. About one in three shop fronts has a for lease sign in front; I don’t remember so many the last time we had a mid-winter sojourn here.

  81. Dr Faustus

    Iran is trying its hand at 4D chess – although its last move seems a bit impenetrable:

    – Hijack a British flagged tanker:

    Empty
    Crewed by Russians and Indians

    – ‘Justified’ by takkiaya about safety regulations, guaranteed to incite British jingoism;

    – Highlighting the fact that the UK is undergunned in the Gulf (HMS Montrose was 10 minutes too late to stop the latest hijack) as a matter of crap British policy;

    – While the US is trying to organise a naval coalition to prevent such rubbish.

    Unlike John Constantine I am less than convinced that China and India will always carefully and unswervingly support Australia’s precarious domestic fuel situation when the conflict breaks out.
    So, time to keep the work truck and family ride topped off with diesel as a mobile tank farm for the old Golf TDI.

  82. JC

    Pete

    De Blasio is slowly destroying New York For the first time since the late 80’s I was openly offered coke on the street by a vendor. I’m not really that opposed to drugs per se, but the all the various layers of the US government are. De Blasio is taking New York back to the Dinkins era.

    Soho, one of my favorite districts in New York was dirty and large numbers of shops boarded up. Amazingly it’s one of the most expensive places to live.

  83. classical_hero

    According to the British Conservatives, they plan to cut homeless people in half by 2025.

  84. DrBeauGan

    Dr BG, autocorrect can be disarmed, and preview is your friend. No excuses for posting typos.

    I disarmed it long ago, and the bloody thing updated itself without my permission and armed itself again. I do usually preview but fighting the damned thing and correcting it and then discovering that it has undone my corrections irritates even my saintly nature. More even than your smugness.

  85. JC

    My estimate is the US spends US$70 to US$100 billion a year throughout the various government systems. Thank God, because the system is working so well.

    Drug Czar James W. Carroll: ‘More Drugs Are Coming in Than Ever Before’ Because of Political Diversions

  86. zyconoclast

    US PsOC acclaim DJT for coming out in support of US POC rapper in the Swedish bin for ignoring sexually assaulting, easy target hunting middle eastern PsOS until finally flogging them in the street.

    But racist.

    With >90% of the specific rapper POC type voting for the other side.

    A real vote winner.

    I wonder if the clowns “chanting send her back” will also now chant “bring him home”?

  87. JC

    spends that amount combating the war on drugs.

  88. notafan

    According to the British Conservatives, they plan to cut homeless people in half by 2025.

    Painful but will no doubt solve the problem.

  89. zyconoclast

    Jussie Smollett Fights Special Prosecutor Appointment In Criminal Case Over Alleged Attack

    Calling the multiple charges case against the actor stemming from his January 29 claims of a racial- and homophobic-fueld attack on the streets of the Windy City “a travesty of justice and an unprecedented deprivation of Mr. Smollett’s constitutional rights,” Friday’s filing basically accuses Judge Michael Toomin of conducting a trial by media in what has been a heavily spotlighted situation from the get go.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    De Blasio is slowly destroying New York

    He’s just been caught diddling his campaign finances, such as they are.
    De Blasio used state account he controls as campaign slush fund (19 July)
    Meanwhile the gay guy seems more popular in NYC that he is.
    Pete Buttigieg has raised more money from NYC residents than de Blasio got nationwide (16 July)
    If Trump has MAGA hats, and #metoo have pussyhats, will Mr Buttigieg have asshats?

  91. JC

    Someone made the connection Pete Butthole looks like Alfred E Neuman.

  92. JC

    Lord they spent a lot of money as a % of GDP on the space program.

    This growth financed the effort: Some estimates suggest that the Apollo program involved, across the private economy and government, roughly 400,000 people. NASA’s share of federal outlays rocketed to 4.4% by 1966. Social Security’s share at the time was 15.4%. Spending on Medicare was negligible, since LBJ had signed the program into law only a year earlier.

  93. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The space programme was also a PR clad part of the cold war as well as a genuine scientific endeavour.

  94. John Constantine:

    Space travel is loathed by the left as settler colonialist white privilege.
    People don’t want to believe the left hate humanity so much that it is utterly committed to the human race dying out trapped on the one planet.
    “They think they can get away from us” howl the godless commo frightbats, but there is to be no escape from global eternal socialism.

    If Little Green Men arrived in orbit tomorrow with the galaxy’s used spaceship lot, no government on this planet would allow us to buy the galactic equivalent of a 2015 Tarago. They’d buy them themselves just so they could control who went in them and the circumstances they went in.

  95. GM:

    Didn’t this feat in space stem from Kennedy’s call to put the sciences front and centre and presumably fund same. Who answered the call by enrolling, engaging in hard yakka, and graduating with the skills to participate in a highly complex undertaking? The invitation was there for ALL to answer.

    Bloody good reply.

  96. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Hal Puthoff
    S. R. Little

    2010

    Engineering the Zero-Point Field and Polarizable Vacuum
    For Interstellar Flight

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1012.5264

  97. Dr Faustus

    The future is here today in Victoria:

    Victorian solar farm to generate enough electricity to power Melbourne’s entire tram network

    The 128-megawatt solar farm at Numurkah, north of Shepparton, took less than a year to build and will use more than 300,000 panels to power the city’s trams.

    It is one of two solar farms supplying renewable energy to the network, and will generate approximately 255,000 megawatt hours of electricity into the national grid each year.

    These numbers tell us that the solar farm will be sending out power for about 22% of the year – the rest of the time, nothing. It is the inconvenient energy equivalent of a 28 MW mini power station – at a cost of $198 million + the sterilisation of 500 ha of prime irrigated farming land.

    No need to worry about Hezbollah sleepers destroying Australia’s energy supplies.

  98. Perth Trader

    If not for the space program cordless tools wouldn’t have been invented. The trillions where worth it.

  99. Fisky

    Wall-to-wall opinionating and gaslighting in today’s Australian in favour of an Indigenous Voice. Chris Kenny promises us it can’t possibly evolve into a third chamber of parliament so Calm Down.

    The moment Greg Sheridan weighs in we know what it’s really about.

  100. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Space travel is loathed by the left as settler colonialist white privilege.
    People don’t want to believe the left hate humanity so much that it is utterly committed to the human race dying out trapped on the one planet.
    “They think they can get away from us” howl the godless commo frightbats, but there is to be no escape from global eternal socialism.

    It is awesome because it totally breaks the left-wing point of view about social contracts and “common goods”. It makes them redundant.

    If Little Green Men arrived in orbit tomorrow with the galaxy’s used spaceship lot, no government on this planet would allow us to buy the galactic equivalent of a 2015 Tarago. They’d buy them themselves just so they could control who went in them and the circumstances they went in.

    The scientific knowledge is so widely distributed though. Any researcher can see the link between the EM fields and gravity ( 1/c^2=μoϵ0) or they can read about the Alcubierre drive model or read up on Smolyaninov’s work on metamaterials. The thing is once I can get some craft on the black market, I’d be capable than most government schleppers.

    If the government tried to crack down on who could own an EM drive for example, people would ignore it or come to blows with the government. They literally have no legal power to stop anyone from leaving the planet. They can pretend they do, but that is a lie with no true legal authority.

  101. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    more capable

  102. JC

    Von Braun was an incredible individual, but at the same time you admire his scientific talent, you can also be disgusted by him.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

    LOl

    Whereas von Braun had thousands of engineers who answered to him at Peenemünde, he was now subordinate to “pimply” 26-year-old Jim Hamill, an Army major who possessed only an undergraduate degree in engineering.[59] His loyal Germans still addressed him as “Herr Professor,” but Hamill addressed him as “Wernher” and never responded to von Braun’s request for more materials.

  103. pete m

    The spending on war on drugs is great for the economy. Lots job police, courts, jails etc. common person on street not so much. Ruining nyc should be a capital offence.

    Sorry dr bg, came across sterner than intended and as a repeat offender for typos not meant to be holier than thou. Noting we can all read before we post and bother correcting.

  104. pete m

    Ps pet hate of apple is their resetting preferences each update
    Hate them so much

  105. JC

    The spending on war on drugs is great for the economy.

    Absolutely not. It’s misdirected resources.

  106. Eyrie

    OK it is officially THE day on the east coast of the USA so even though the actual landing wasn’t for some hours : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXteSV8rBwY

  107. Fisky

    Space travel is loathed by the left as settler colonialist white privilege.

    And also because everyone African countries will never produce viable space programs.

  108. No need to worry about Hezbollah sleepers destroying Australia’s energy supplies.

    Reluctantly I conclude that the bastard government is not just unbelievably stupid.
    They are malevolent.
    The govt wants to destroy the grid.

  109. Dr Faustus

    Chris Kenny promises us it can’t possibly evolve into a third chamber of parliament so Calm Down.

    So, if the Indigenous Voice to Parliament is going to have no practical procedural, or political impact on the doings of the HoR or Senate – what the fuck is it even for?

    Surely we don’t need to change the Constitution just to deliver a highly paid, lo-info, Greek Chorus to provide random commentary on the parade of legislation passing through Canberra.

  110. JC:

    My estimate is the US spends US$70 to US$100 billion a year throughout the various government systems. Thank God, because the system is working so well.

    If the US were to legalise dope/heroin/coke, then sell the stuff through shops, they’d pay off the nations debt in three years.

  111. notafan

    Don’t you just love parody accounts?

    Julian Burnside
    @JulianBurnside
    ·
    3h
    Really?
    And you are in our Parliament.
    God save us.
    Have a look at some of the photographs of the Earth, taken from the moon.
    Quote Tweet

    Malcolm Roberts
    @MRobartsQLD
    · 22h
    [email protected] Please show me the empirical evidence of the #MoonLanding. And don’t bother with anything from that corrupt organisation NASA!

  112. zyconoclast

    A nursing home chain grows too fast and collapses, and elderly and disabled residents pay the price
    Advocates and analysts are still wondering how Joseph Schwartz’s empire was allowed to grow so large so quickly without authorities sounding alarm bells.

    He started with a half dozen homes, but after creating Skyline Healthcare he began expanding rapidly in November 2015 with the purchase of 17 homes.

    Schwartz ran Skyline out of a tiny office above a New Jersey pizzeria. He was CEO, his wife Rosie co-owned most of the properties and his two sons, Michael and Louis, served as vice presidents. The company had a bare-bones website and a slogan, “Skyline: The Home Life You Crave.”

    During the 2017 deposition, he said, “Skyline is an entity that is me.”

    His net worth is hard to compute but real estate records show he owns over $9 million worth of real estate in the New York metropolitan area, including a gated house in Suffern, N.Y.

    Within a year of his purchase of 17 nursing homes, Schwartz had taken on another 64, and by 2017 was operating more than 100.

  113. zyconoclast

    Reluctantly I conclude that the bastard government is not just unbelievably stupid.
    They are malevolent.
    The govt wants to destroy the grid.

    +100

    The belief that the government does things only for short term gain and is hopeless and incompetent is fake news.

    Two obvious examples are the relentless, forced and subsidized growth of ruinables. The other is immigration.

    Both of these having been going on for many years, are supported by LNP/Lab/Green and assorted “independents”, the media class etc.

    They are opposed by the majority of the population but are forced through regardless.

  114. Tel

    I disarmed it long ago, and the bloody thing updated itself without my permission and armed itself again.

    Ahhh … who wears the trousers on your phone then?

  115. Tel

    The spending on war on drugs is great for the economy.

    You mean great for the statistical economy.

  116. P

    Tucker uncovers the hypocrisy of 2020 Democrats

    The King

  117. old bloke

    Leigh Lowe
    #3111859, posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Aldrin’s final fuel call before contact with the surface was “30”.
    As in, seconds.

    I watched the movie Apollo 11 the other night.

    SBS had a good Apollo 11 documentary last night, The Unsung Heroes of Apollo 11, it had a lot of information about behind the scenes activities, including Honeysuckle Creek’s role.

  118. Shy Ted

    Write now, ath I right, Ita is on the ABthee, thomething called Thylvia’ Italian Table, thucking up to ABC typeth. Not exactly the lithping athathin that’th needed. Good one, ThcMo.

  119. Dr Fred Lenin

    The country is in good hands The feds destroying australian nationalism with illiterate peasant welfareists from the shitholes of the world ,and trying to destroy our constitution with aboriginal unelected government , along with adopting u.n. Communist fascist unelected globalist laws amongst other things .
    And in Victoria andrews giving taxpayers money away to rich people not to build a road the cfmeuand. the gangrenes dont approve of , railroading RC clergy in court ,and giving $600million taxpayers money for fixing the shoddy building of greedy capitalist so called builders .
    The Vics are pretend socialists gangsters , the Feds are turnbull socialists where inn hell is our Trump ? We have a swamp that needs draining .

  120. cohenite

    Burnside sucked in!

    Tucker Carlson is becoming unwatchable. He is so against retaliating against the iran mullahs that he is now sinking to giving demorats air time to rant against Trump.

    Sure, it’s the case that the yanks no longer have a resource interest in the ME because they are energy sufficient but to say as Carlson is saying and his leftie guest, that the US has no strategic interest there is unbelievably dumb; Israel for starters; iran spreading it’s terrorist network for seconds and the continuing oil supplies for the US’s dumb allies which haven’t become energy sufficient even though they could like stupid Australia provide plenty of incentive for the US to not allow the Iranian fuckers from continuing their provocations. And what about general principles? The Iranians are a foul regime, butchering their own citizens and spreading terrorism like a disease; they should be stopped.

    For me Carlson is an American equivalent of bolta: when pushed the leftie, hand wringing comes out. It’s a rea shame.

  121. Tel

    Delingpod proposing a “woke” version of Zulu where half the Zulus are white guys … and half the Red Coats are PoC. You know it makes sense. Even better than history!!

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Seems she’s a big fan of his books!’ Lisa Wilkinson reveals her husband Peter FitzSimons had a long phone chat with Jacinda Ardern after he rang during The Project star’s interview with the New Zealand Prime Minister’

    What was it Oscar Wilde said about the unspeakable and the uneatable?

  123. Gab

    Aldrin’s final fuel call before contact with the surface was “30”.
    As in, seconds.

    I’m so glad I built a replica of the Saturn V rocket, which included the CM, SM and LM, as a kid.

  124. Infidel Tiger

    Tucker Carlson is brilliant. Everything he says is spot on.

  125. cohenite

    Tucker Carlson is brilliant. Everything he says is spot on.

    Nah, he’s wrong about iran and he’s wrong about the RoP.

  126. cohenite

    Matt Canavan seems a sensible bloke:

    Superglued to the Greens

    Matt Canavan The Spectator Australia July 20, 2019

    The great satirical novelist Evelyn Waugh once catalogued a fictional, remote and newly-converted Christian sect who continued to engage in cannibalism but not during Lent and only with ‘special and costly dispensation from their bishop’.

    I don’t know what penance arrangements environmental activists have in place, but they certainly have great demand for them.

    Take this month’s superglue protests. Queenslanders gave emphatic support to the Adani mine at the recent Federal election, so two environmental activists thought the best response was to superglue themselves to Queen Street, holding up traffic in Brisbane’s CBD for three hours.

    They were somewhat thoughtful in their preparation. Presumably expecting that three hours superglued to a hot, bitumen Brisbane street could be rather uncomfortable, the activists thoughtfully brought along their own yoga mats to comfort them through their ordeal.

    Not too much thinking though. The activists probably don’t realise that the EVA foam, from which modern yoga mats are made, stands for ethelyne vinyl acetate. The feedstock for the creation of this plastic is ethane, a hydrocarbon, or in the words of the activist types, a fossil fuel!

    The world has an enormous demand for fossil fuels, more often than not to provide necessities a little more basic than yoga mats. The recently-released World Energy Statistics from BP proves this point.

    In our Asia-Pacific region, coal-fired power production increased by 354 terawatt hours last year. In its last full year of operation, the Hazelwood power station produced 10 terawatt hours, so in effect thirty-five Hazelwoods opened in the Asia-Pacific last year.

    In contrast, solar power increased by only 87 terawatt hours.

    Although coal has been declining in North America and Europe, coal recorded the largest increase in electricity for the entire world. Coal remains by far the predominant source of electricity across the planet.

    There remain more than 1 billion people without access to electricity in the world — let alone yoga mats. Australia’s clean coal and gas help provide power to the poorest people in the world and that’s something all Australians can take pride in.

    That is why there are over 400 coal fired power stations in construction or planning around the world. The era of coal is far from over because coal-fired power provides such clear and abundant benefits to people who want to climb out of poverty.

    The BP report also showed the enormous potential of India, where over 150 million people lack access to electricity. Last year, India increased its generation of coal-fired power by almost 60 terawatt hours compared to an increase of only nine terawatt hours for solar.

    There is still enormous potential for India’s demand for coal to increase substantially. The International Energy Agency predicts that India will increase its thermal coal demand by 670 million tonnes per year by 2040. Australia only exported 200 million tonnes of thermal coal in the last year.

    Australia’s share of India’s coal imports, however, is disappointingly low. Last year, Australia captured just four per cent of India’s thermal coal imports market. Indonesia provided over sixty per cent, and even the US exported more coal to India than Australia.

    The final tick-off to the Adani project gives Australia the potential to lift Australia’s share to a more respectable level. If we could lift our market share of India’s thermal coal to fifty per cent that would deliver $10 billion extra in export revenue for Australia by 2030.

    Developing new markets in India would also increase the number of customers we have for our resources. It makes sense for any business to not rely on one customer.

    Australians are known for their common sense. And common sense dictates that we should support industries because they help develop our wealth and create jobs. For the past few years unemployment has been hovering around ten per cent in North Queensland. At the peak of the downturn, Townsville’s workforce reduced by 33,000 people, or over thirty per cent. If the same downturn had occurred in the Sydney labour market nearly a million people would have been out of a job. That collective common sense was shown at the federal election when the vast majority of Australians, especially those who live closest to coal mines, voted against the Labor-Greens agenda of shutting down our wealth producing industries like coal. Indeed, there is a statistically-significant relationship between how far a polling booth was from the physical location of the Adani mine and the swing to the Liberal National party.

    Since the election the Labor party has paid lip-service to the idea that, now, they might actually support coal. The problem, however, is that the Labor party has become so addicted to preferences that they are superglued to the Greens party and no chemical known to man is strong enough to weaken that bond.

    Not all Australians demonstrate common sense. One superglue protestor in Brisbane was fined $550 which would have gone nowhere near the direct costs of hours of police time freeing the protestors, let alone the indirect costs of disrupted Brisbane traffic.

    These fines must increase and if the Queensland courts can’t, then governments should pass stronger laws to increase these penalties, as the Liberal National party has proposed.
    If the next superglue protestors want to be taken more seriously they should do so sans yoga mats. But then I have even worse news for our modern hypocrites. Modern superglues also contain fossil fuels to generate their adhesive properties. It is just so hard to be pure in an impure world.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Nah, he’s wrong about iran and he’s wrong about the RoP.

    You are a monomaniacal lunatic, so I take your opinion with a grain of salt.

  128. cohenite

    You are a monomaniacal lunatic

    No, I’m not.

    so I take your opinion with a grain of salt.

    Take it with a grain of arsenic for all I care.

  129. Tel

    Tucker Carlson is becoming unwatchable. He is so against retaliating against the iran mullahs that he is now sinking to giving demorats air time to rant against Trump.

    Iran is gradually turning more militant, mind you they have been provoked in the form of their tanker being taken by the British.

    Trump is, of course, in a position to impose sanctions and the US Senate had every opportunity to ratify Obama’s proposed treaty if they wanted to but instead chose not to. The EU decided to back up Trump’s sanctions even though they were also happy to agree to Obama’s lack of sanction (thus proving themselves totally worthless in every way) but we must presume they do this out of their own choice. The point is that war with Iran won’t actually fix anything and if anything the Iranian version of RoP is the more moderate option … when you look at what the Saudis are offering, or ISIS for that matter.

  130. JC

    Artie

    Tucker reckons the US should ban the intro of self-driving trucks because it would put truckies out of work. It wouldn’t and he’s a Luddite.

  131. JC

    Cronkite

    Artie makes a very fair point. You’re also a big government conservative. Remain silent.

  132. JC

    Tel

    Iran will shift. The only hold out appears to be the chief mullah and he’s in his 80s. Despite Iran, the Mideast looks closer to piece in the first time in decades.

  133. cohenite

    The point is that war with Iran won’t actually fix anything and if anything the Iranian version of RoP is the more moderate option … when you look at what the Saudis are offering, or ISIS for that matter.

    You were making sense up to that. The RoP doesn’t have a moderate option; I suppose there is time factor but every form of the RoP always ends up at the same place. And I mean at that place all you’re left with is arguing whether being decapitated or burnt to death or tossed off a building is the more humane way of dying.

  134. cohenite

    You’re also a big government conservative

    I’m not; shut up and put up some real estate porn. And who the fuck is artie?

  135. JC

    Yes you are Cronkite. Accept it and move on.

    Artie is IT

  136. Tel

    Self driving trucks should be banned because of common-sense safety reasons, and because complex software has yet to prove reliable in mission critical applications (Toyota acceleration, Boeing stall protection, Airbus sudden loss of altitude on a number of occasions, Osprey Crash 1999, Ariane 5 maiden flight, etc)

    Artificial Intelligence is being oversold, like always.

  137. cohenite

    Oh, that dickhead who seems to have got his knickers in a knot because I think RoP is crap and iran is a piece of crap. Lend him your G-string head prefect.

  138. Tel

    … the Mideast looks closer to piece in the first time in decades.

    lol … talk about jumping a low bar.

    Did I tell you I’m closer to winning the Melbourne Cup than I have been in decades?

  139. cohenite

    Stuff it, I’m going out to thump a few lefties; last post: the 23rd nations are upset about businesses using their names:

    Cultural ‘appropriation’ by firms of Aboriginal names condemned

    Matthew Denholm The Australian July 20, 2019

    It took decades for Tasmania’s Aborigines to win dual naming rights for Mount Wellington but little effort for several companies to appropriate their name, ­Kunanyi, for hundreds of new products. Kunanyi, the widely used official dual name for Hobart’s majestic backdrop, has recently been trademarked by three firms, for hundreds of products that range from whisky and beer wort to clothes, bags, station­ery, stubby holders and dog poo bags.

    The state’s Aboriginal community is outraged, particularly as only one of the companies, the provider of an all-weather bus tour of the mountain, consulted it before registering the trademarks….

  140. JC

    Tel

    Complete self driving may be is a long way off. But self driving on highways when weather conditions are okay isn’t that far off. Driving will be done in combination of the technology and the dude in the truck.

  141. Tel:

    Holy crap! This is well researched, has everyone seen this?

    Stunning isn’t it?

  142. Tel

    The RoP doesn’t have a moderate option; I suppose there is time factor but every form of the RoP always ends up at the same place.

    Let’s get down to tin tacks … the Saudis were involved in 9/11 … not only were several of the hijackers Saudi, but Osama himself was from Saudi background and the magic “28 pages” shows that it was known to US investigators at the time, Saudi money was flowing into the USA to support the crime. Let me point out that Saudi money continues to flow into the USA and goes to various places, we can discuss the details by all means.

    It’s really difficult to think of anything that Iran has done which is even approaching this level of destruction. Yes I understand that Iran gave some money to some Hamas suicide bombers … I’m not condoning that in any way … but I’m looking at the relative scale of what they are up to.

  143. John Constantine

    Artificial intelligence and trucks this year is happening now.

    Not the computer turning the steering wheel, but the artificial intelligence controlling the meatsack turning the steering wheel.

    In cab cameras always on the driver, Skynet deciding when he needs to be zapped through his seat for being drowsy, or zapped for speed, or zapped for rest breaks, or zapped for going to play with his mobile, or zapped for smoking or zapped for unhealthy soda drink option.

    Remote Skynet monitoring of the way the brakes are used, too heavy on the brakes costs the company money on tires and braking system, so Zap.

    One degree removed, but still Skynet control.

    Cars next, we can see that happening for safety and to cut carbon to save the planet and comply with Paris.

    Comrades.

  144. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  145. egg_

    If the next superglue protestors want to be taken more seriously they should do so sans yoga mats. But then I have even worse news for our modern hypocrites. Modern superglues also contain fossil fuels to generate their adhesive properties. It is just so hard to be pure in an impure world.

    Tarred and feathered in the traditional way.

  146. egg_

    Cars next, we can see that happening for safety and to cut carbon to save the planet and comply with Paris.

    (Current) Vehicle Control Systems that keep Chinese/Third World drivers within their lanes is a bonus; apparently such makes it more difficult to swerve to avoid an accident but prevention is better than cure.
    Comrade.

  147. John Constantine

    https://www.seeingmachines.com/guardian/guardian/?gclid=CjwKCAjw98rpBRAuEiwALmo-yuPkLBAvFRgDrw5CcSKQHA1eh_TaslEV5pz61Wn8J1oTQEH0xW3ErhoC9xQQAvD_BwE

    How the system works

    Face- and gaze-tracking algorithms measure the driver’s head position and eye closure and, when safety parameters are exceeded, audio alarms and seat vibration are immediately activated. Guardian also features a forward-facing camera which captures critical information about road conditions at the time of the event.

    When a fatigue or distraction event is detected, data and footage are immediately relayed to the 24/7 Guardian Centre, which then alerts fleet management and allows them to respond in real time to the developing situation in the cab.

    This will be mandatory in your car, before you can blink.

    Close enough to robot control?.

  148. egg_

    it was known to US investigators at the time

    MOSSAD filmed it from a rooftop and admitted to it (they were filmed themselves) and Trump is a Troofer.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh noes!

    Researchers discover genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals

    A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has discovered genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their RNA sequencing studies in several types of mammals and what they found.

    Physiological differences between mammalian genders are quite often easy to spot—in addition to organs involved in reproduction, there are skeletal and facial hair differences, as well as height differences.

    How dare they find that mammalian males and females are different! They’ll just open the door to hairy chested conservative male supremacists who say that men can’t be women. If I were these scientists I’d take out life insurance and move immediately to Hungary.

  150. Geriatric Mayfly

    How dare they find that mammalian males and females are different!

    I am positive that on my last safari in Zambia I saw elephants wearing dresses.

  151. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sorry. That should have been “five legged elephants,” wearing dresses.

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    Snail trails.

    Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime

    Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an “organic” diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms are now more valuable than gold.

    The snails at Phatinisiri Thangkeaw’s farm were once the scourge of rice farmers, loathed for eating the buds of new crops.

    “Farmers used to throw them on the road or in the rivers,” Phatinisiri told AFP. “But now they sell them to me to earn extra money.”

    With her 1,000 snails, the teacher makes an extra $320 to $650 a month.

    “We found that our slime was very intense because the snails eat everything, including vegetables, grains and even mushrooms… producing good quality slime,” he told AFP, explaining that the mucus can be used to heal sunburn and “heal wounds”.

    Somkamol Manchun, the doctor in charge of the purification process, said snail mucus contains collagen and elastin—ingredients that “can make skin firm with less wrinkles”.

    I’m not sure which is more interesting: women putting snail slime on the faces, or a lady in Thailand who owns 1,000 snails.

  153. Tel

    MOSSAD filmed it from a rooftop and admitted to it (they were filmed themselves) and Trump is a Troofer.

    WTF are you talking about? It’s a money trail. Every monetary transaction goes into an account, it’s all documented and traceable.

    https://28pages.org/the-declassified-28-pages/

    Read it yourself bozo, it comes directly from the report of the US congressional Joint Inquiry at the time.

    If you think you are smarter than that, then explain why and how.

    The document goes on to state that Bassnan and al-Bayoumi have been “close to each other for a long time.” Bassnan has many times to the Saudi Government, including past employment by the Saudi Arabian Education Mission, referred to in FBI documents as ——————– ————- —————. The FBI also received reports from individuals in the M u s l i m community alleging that Bassnan might be a Saudi intelligence officer. According to a CIA memo, Bassnan reportedly received funding and possibly a fake passport from Saudi Government officials. He and his wife have received financial support from the Saudi Ambassador to the United States and his wife. A CIA report also indicates that Bassnan traveled to Houston in 2002 and met with an individual who was ———————- —————— ——————————— ————- ——————–. The report states that during that trip a member of the Saudi Royal Family provided Bassnan with a significant amount of cash. FBI information indicates that Bassnan is an extremist and supporter of Usama Bin Laden, and has been connected to the Eritrean Islamic Jihad and the Blind Shaykh;

    Is that difficult to follow? Anything too complicated, feel free to ask.

  154. egg_

    a lady in Thailand who owns 1,000 snails.

    Can they be trained to haul a load?

  155. MatrixTransform

    look, we already have highly complex autonomous carbon-based computers that operate cars and trucks in a cooperative game.

    they cock up all the time despite being hell bent on their own self-preservation, replication and continuance

    ffs, near everybody on the planet already carries a quad core computer in their pocket perfectly capable of interacting and communicating with all the other smart phones in the universe.

    …and they have to be built, programmed, powered and transported by walking talking meat muppets.

    the idea that we will somehow manage to have autonomous silicon based high speed idiots to operate at a higher order than we have now … is absurd

    wont happen.
    cant happen.

  156. Tel

    MOSSAD filmed it from a rooftop and admitted to it (they were filmed themselves) and Trump is a Troofer.

    https://28pages.org/the-declassified-28-pages/

    Just read it.

  157. Geriatric Mayfly

    The state’s Aboriginal community is outraged

    How many thousands of products take their name from some geographical landmark; be it river, mountain, lake or whatever. Who gets consulted and more importantly, who gets paid?

  158. Bruce of Newcastle

    The US is being invaded by Turkestan.

    Turkestan cockroach selling online is a companion of the common household cockroach

    The Turkestan cockroach, Blatta lateralis, also known as the red cockroach, has received increasing attention as a world-wide invasive pest, especially in the southern United States. Its origin is temperate to subtropical zones of the Middle East. “The Turkestan cockroach is popular as live food among reptile breeders and can be easily purchased online.

    So, this would be the first species that expands its habitat via the internet,” says Hiroshi Nishino of Hokkaido University.

    Cockroaches are spread by the internet. Hmm. I decided to look on Amazon. While I didn’t immediately find any Turkestani cockroaches, there was a whole page of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. With books and everything. I especially like “Mattie the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach: In the Face of Danger (The Mattie Series)” for $9.99, or there is “How to Raise and Train Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches” by Rich Struck on Kindle for 99c. I don’t think Rich Struck will have struck it rich selling 99c books on training cockroaches.

  159. mh

    Kathy Zhu
    @PoliticalKathy
    Miss World America’s State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive.

    They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and “insensitive” statistical tweets.
    https://twitter.com/PoliticalKathy/status/1152044590645616640?s=20

  160. Muddy

    Tel
    #3112023, posted on July 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    …may, could, possibly, speculated, tingles in my testicles …
    FFS. Really?

  161. mh

    Kathy Zhu
    @PoliticalKathy
    Miss World America’s State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Is lamaphobic, and insensitive.

    They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hi jab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and “insensitive” statistical tweets.
    https://twitter.com/PoliticalKathy/status/1152044590645616640?s=20

  162. Tel

    egg_ #3112027,
    That’s highly sketchy stuff, the photos are barely even visible they are so bad. It’s not possible to figure out if they are dancing or not.

    There’s three rock-solid trails of evidence all pointing to Saudi Arabia and some gossamer threads that might suggest other involvement. Surely from a big-picture perspective you go with what you know … instead of clutching at straws.

  163. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Buy a map…..

    Not a reasoned response so not a contributor. Just a low value poster using his standard “look over there!” tactic when called out. Not worth the trouble.

  164. egg_

    My Brain Made Me Do It: Psychopaths and Free Will
    Should murderous psychopaths be punished less severely if their behavior can be blamed on brain differences or genes? Or, conversely, should their sentence be longer precisely because their biology makes them even more intractable and dangerous than other criminals?

    A new study published in Science explored these questions by asking judges to impose a prison term on a hypothetical convict. When the judges were initially told that the offender was a psychopath, they tended to consider it an aggravating factor in sentencing, but when they heard additional expert testimony that biological factors could explain the guilty man’s behavior, they saw that information as mitigating and handed down a shorter sentence.

    The impact of such expert testimony depended in part on whether the biological arguments came from the defense or the prosecution — it influenced judges’ reasoning more when it was delivered by the defense. But, overall, judges still levied lengthy sentences for the crime and viewed the convict as morally and legally responsible for his behavior: they reduced prison time only by a year, from 13.93 years on average to 12.83, when considering brain or genetic explanations for the convict’s behavior.

  165. Tintarella di Luna

    I think I’ve worked out why AOC seems so angry all the time.

    She’s got the donkey vote?

    Or she is the donkey?

  166. bespoke

    LOL! Bernie Sanders reportedly cuts his staff’s hours in response to $15 an hour demand

    “It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” he said. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

    No end to ‘progressives’ irony.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Or she is the donkey?

    She, Jacinta Arden and Yassmin Axle – Magpie…….

  168. Geriatric Mayfly

    Or she is the donkey?

    No doubt about it. Exhibit A. That photo someone posted here yesterday.

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No more ‘manholes’, ‘pregnant women’ or ‘policewomen’ in US city of Berkeley

    By Agencies
    AFP
    11:11PM July 19, 2019
    70 Comments

    The US city of Berkeley has officially gotten rid of all of its “manholes,”“policewomen” and “firemen” — well, so to speak.

    According to an ordinance adopted this week by local authorities in the northern California city, all such commonly used words in city documents are now banned and must be replaced by more gender-neutral alternatives.

    “In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity,” said council member Rigel Robinson, the main author of the measure.

    “Therefore, it is both timely and necessary to make the environment of City Hall and the language of city legislation consistent with the principles of inclusion.” As such, common words such as “bondsman” will be replaced by the non-gendered term “bonds-person,” “manhole” becomes “maintenance hole” and a “pregnant woman” will now be referred to as a “pregnant employee.” The municipal code will also replace the terms “sorority” and “fraternity” with “collegiate Greek system residence,” while “manpower” will be changed to “human effort.” “Firemen” or “firewomen” will be replaced with “firefighters.” Additionally, personal pronouns — “he” or “she” — will be changed to the neutral gender like “the attorney” or “the merchant.” “There is power in language,” said Robinson in a tweet praising passage of the ordinance. “This is a small move, but it matters.”

    From the Oz. Words fail me, they honestly do.

  170. Some History

    Look out, carnivores.
    “How about restaurants in 10-15 years start treating carnivores the same way that smokers are treated?” Figueres suggested during a recent conference. “If they want to eat meat, they can do it outside the restaurant.”
    https://www.climatedepot.com/2018/12/07/former-un-climate-chief-meat-eaters-should-be-banished-treated-the-same-way-that-smokers-are-treated/

    No smoking. No meat.

    A visit to restaurants of the future according to the UN puppets:

    Swallow the 3 x Soylent Green tablets and 1 x coffee pill. No speaking unless on approved subject matter and in approved manner/tone. 12 minute time limit in restaurant.

  171. egg_

    Space travel is loathed by the left as settler colonialist white privilege.

    The Chinks are exploring the Far Side of the Moon as we speak.

  172. zyconoclast

    Cultural ‘appropriation’ by firms of Aboriginal names condemned

    Kunanyi, the widely used official dual name for Hobart’s majestic backdrop, has recently been trademarked by three firms, for hundreds of products that range from whisky and beer wort to clothes, bags, station­ery, stubby holders and dog poo bags.

    I hope they are made of recycled material

  173. Geriatric Mayfly

    “If they want to eat meat, they can do it outside the restaurant.”

    Like cigarette butts in alcoves and on footpaths where filthy smokers gather, there will be chops bones, gristle and gnawed ribs scattered all over the place.

  174. zyconoclast

    a lady in Thailand who owns 1,000 snails.

    When their mucus making life has ended are the snails then used a replacement table tennis [email protected]?

  175. Bruce of Newcastle

    Kunanyi, the widely used official dual name for Hobart’s majestic backdrop, has recently been trademarked by three firms, for hundreds of products that range from whisky and beer wort to clothes, bags, station­ery, stubby holders and dog poo bags.

    We must protect the threatened dog poo bags.

    Tasmania hosts threatened ancient cultural landscapes (19 July)

    The landscape of Tasmania has been shaped by thousands of years of Aboriginal burning practices, researchers at the University of Melbourne have found.

    Climate change, bushfires and human activities threaten a variety of ecosystems worldwide. For instance, Tasmanian rainforests and moorlands are in danger of severe reduction and extinction due to the environmental impacts of climate change.

    Protecting stubby holders will save us from climate change!

  176. Some History

    A visit to restaurants of the future according to the UN puppets:

    Swallow the 3 x Soylent Green tablets and 1 x coffee pill. No speaking unless on approved subject matter and in approved manner/tone.

    UN approved nutrition facility (also once known as a “restaurant”):

    https://imgur.com/79NwDFZ

    Can double up as a safe injecting room.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    17,000 fans sign petition for indigenous footy star Adam Goodes to get a lap of honour on grand final day after he refused in 2015 due to ‘racist’ booing

    Petition calling for Adam Goodes to be granted lap of honour at AFL grand final
    Change.org petition has garnered more than 17,000 signatures within 48 hours
    Sydney Swans legend refused to be part of lap of honour when he retired in 2015
    Documentary detailing tumultuous end to his career has divided Australians

    Daily Mail

  178. Some History

    17,000 fans sign petition for indigenous footy star Adam Goodes to get a lap of honour on grand final day after he refused in 2015 due to ‘racist’ booing
    Petition calling for Adam Goodes to be granted lap of honour at AFL grand final
    Change.org petition has garnered more than 17,000 signatures within 48 hours
    Sydney Swans legend refused to be part of lap of honour when he retired in 2015
    Documentary detailing tumultuous end to his career has divided Australians
    Daily Mail

    He could do a lap of honour with the “Boos Bus” following him all the way:

    https://imgur.com/GgDOjee

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    17,000 fans sign petition for indigenous footy star Adam Goodes to get a lap of honour on grand final day

    The head explosions after the predictable happens will keep us entertained for weeks.

  180. Some History

    The Hunchback of Victoria met with the piratephile.

    These two in one shot might be too much for some folk.

    WARNING
    – Do NOT view within 1 hour of meals.
    – May cause temporary blindness.
    – Possible dizziness and revulsion.
    – Nightmares may persist for several days after viewing.
    – May result in ongoing psychotherapy.

    https://imgur.com/hUeE9CH

  181. Infidel Tiger

    Goodes deserves a lap of honour for his football. He was one of the greatest of all time players.

    He should go around with all the other retired stars as is tradition.

  182. Steve trickler

    A fantastic game of cricket, gets interrupted.



  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Hunchback of Victoria met with the piratephile.

    Is about to enter Luna Park?

  184. John Constantine

    Has anybody from their lickspittle australian media pinned jacindamania down as to how the new zealand Ponxi managed to either avoid chicom peoples liberation army slave labour napalm cladding, or ignore dogboxes built like crematoriums?.

    One belt/one road is the kiwi tooth fairy’s economic get-out-of-jail-free card, so the expectation is that One China Policu and kiwi taxpayer bailouis of peoples liberation army billionaire slumlords is all a part of that package.

    Why don’t any of the godless commo media filth ask any FUN questions of progressive icons?.

    Comrades?.

  185. John Constantine

    Can’t blame skynet for that fail to spellcheck, all happy hour’s fault that last post.

    Sentiments genuine though.

  186. mh

    Katie Hopkins
    @KTHopkins
    ·
    Jul 19
    The @realDonaldTrump has made #2020 a bold and binary decision.
    Are you going to choose socialists, choose ISIS, choose the Palestinian flag, choose Cair? Or are you going to choose to Make America Great Again? Choose @realDonaldTrump
    https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1151931710482866176?s=20

  187. Old Lefty

    The Folau case took an interesting turn today with the disclosure of his views on Catholicism. Will the swivel-eyed, foaming-at-the-mouth Catholic-haters of the Socialist Left Green ABC Fairfax axis now have to revise their opinion of him?

  188. Old Lefty

    Go wash your keyboard out after your comments on Berkeley’s language policy, ZK2A. You are a bigoted reactionary obstacle to the advance of political-correctoid huperoffspringity. 😉

  189. zyconoclast

    The Folau case took an interesting turn today with the disclosure of his views on Catholicism. Will the swivel-eyed, foaming-at-the-mouth Catholic-haters of the Socialist Left Green ABC Fairfax axis now have to revise their opinion of him?

    No.

  190. Steve trickler

    I do hope the RAAF are allowing our pilots to fly like this?……in some capacity. 😎

    You will not see this over the Melbourne GP.



  191. notafan

    Folau’s views on Catholicism have been known for quite a while, discussed here a couple of months ago.

    Quite common amongst certain evangelical sects, SDA and others.

  192. Some History

    UPDATE from Sinc in San Crapcisco:

    https://imgur.com/qK6Z29f

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You are a bigoted reactionary obstacle to the advance of political-correctoid huperoffspringity. 😉

    Is there any cure for this terrible affliction?

  194. zyconoclast

    Is pestatarian the next big food craze?

    Becoming pestatarian and eating the invasive species decimating Australia’s native habitats could reduce the footprint of problem species.

    It might be a while before we switch out cow for cat, but the concept is compelling for environmental meat-abstainers longing for a steak.

  195. 132andBush

    Becoming pestatarian and eating the invasive species decimating Australia’s native habitats could reduce the footprint of problem species.

    Be fucked if I’m going to start eating greens.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is pestatarian the next big food craze? Becoming pestatarian and eating the invasive species decimating Australia’s native habitats could reduce the footprint of problem species.

    Aren’t chickens, sheep, cattle and pigs invasive species? Yum!

  197. Top Ender

    Sitting on a beach south of Changi Airport, Singapore, watching the locals disport themselves.

    Behind me are a security camera every 50m, with occasionally a pair of police sauntering along.

    Everything clean and tidy. More ships on the horizon than can be counted.

    Well done Singapore. Been here more times than I can count, but always impressed how they are an island of success in a sea of disorder.

  198. mh

    Some History
    #3112087, posted on July 20, 2019 at 9:07 pm
    UPDATE from Sinc in San Crapcisco:

    I like the second one, Wash My Car

  199. cohenite

    but I’m looking at the relative scale of what they are up to.

    And you would be wrong; intent and the effect of the individual don’t vary; scale differences are meaningless. I’m sure iran would nuke Is.ael if it had the capacity; and while the TT may have been a Saudi project the twin Buddhas were not.

  200. John Constantine

    New Zealand and yarragrad, the two champion satellite regimes of belt and road in the Pacific.

    May 6, 2019 – New Zealand is willing to work with China on its Belt and Road initiative (BRI) and can offer its expertise in areas such as regulation and the environment, its Trade Minister says. … The trade and investment policy — championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping — has become mired …

    What bastardry do we think the two quislings agreed to behind closed doors?.

    Did andrews show jacindamania his shipping containers full of semi-automatic assault rifles chambered for military grade ammunition as she gushed over her gun grab to disarm her proles?.

  201. Infidel Tiger

    The Folau case took an interesting turn today with the disclosure of his views on Catholicism. Will the swivel-eyed, foaming-at-the-mouth Catholic-haters of the Socialist Left Green ABC Fairfax axis now have to revise their opinion of him?

    Like 99% of the population he is very confused about a lot of things and not smart enough to express himself properly. He’s also a very decent person.

    We support the principle not necessarily his views.

  202. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Just had dinner with normies

    1. The Iran situation is Trump’s fault and everyone with a brain has left that dumb redneck. Any western kids dying in a future war is Trump’s fault (never mind Hezbollah and the IRG illegally participating in military operations in Iraq).

    2. I’m an atheist because .00001% of priests ever molested or murdered (?) a kid.

    These people vote, also…”I won’t look up alternative news sources because I’m not that interested”…

    I should have went for the jugular but I was too shocked, to wit: “Please don’t vote then…”

    At least they agreed that ex KGB swine Putin should not be trusted. I also got a partial admission about the Clintons being corrupt, to wit an assertion about US elections being under the influence of DNC vote-stealing and dead people voting wasn’t challenged when “Trump did not win the popular vote” came up.

    If Trump wins I will rub it in…”you’re out of touch (as is the MSM) and how dare you impose your ideas on Yanks…”, etc.

  203. Nick

    TE, I was there yesterday. Sing is nice, but at $20 for a glass of wine, KL has a lot more fun.

  204. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Mostly I was arguing with boomers too.

    Good lord. The things we do to keep up appearances.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    Well done Singapore. Been here more times than I can count, but always impressed how they are an island of success in a sea of disorder.

    Sexless, childless people, with zero imagination and an economy that is now in the doldrums and look set to stagnate until they are eventually over run by their neighbours.

    Nice place to visit though.

  206. Infidel Tiger

    Typical weirdo Libertarian.

    Breaks bread with far left whackos and thinks they are “normals”.

  207. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    They are the mainstream IT.

    If they weren’t Gough wouldn’t have done a regime change on us 47 years ago.

    His “dynasty” so to speak is still the ruling house.

  208. P

    The Kate McClymont article in SMH today was divisive. As were all the rest today along these lines.

    I believe that Folau’s posts on Instagram were from a Christian viewpoint. Nothing more.

    To attack the structures here on earth of Christendom was the sole intent of today’s articles on this subject.

  209. Infidel Tiger

    Dot you have no contact with the normals.

    I’m sorry but that’s true. You won’t until you have children, embrace adulthood and abandon the absurdness of the liberation mindset. Degeneracy is a repellant to normals.

  210. John Constantine

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/top-scientists-lash-superficial-abc-over-four-corners-murraydarling-report/news-story/5be4365525296fb4db0ee395a7a22e2c?fbclid=IwAR0jNKSC6VL6MfW1OX8zuu_Ke3wIEZUqHrSBswTGmDw2fHA4f4vSRo4iRfg

    A group of the nation’s leading water experts has criticised the ABC for its recent coverage of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying­ a Four Corners episode propagated myths and misrepresented the science of the plan.

    The Four Corners program, which aired on July 8, branded the multi-billion-dollar plan to save the nation’s most threatened river system a “failure and a farce”.

    “Reports like this amplify superficial and sensationalist ­stories running in the media since the critical reporting of the SA Royal Commission into the ­Murray-Darling Basin,” says the open letter, issued today by a group of hydrologists and ecologists with ties to universities across the country.

    “These stories have invoked the name of science to justify claims of the plan’s failures, lending an air of credibility to calls by various interests to ‘pause the plan’ or, worse, scrap it altogether and conduct a witch hunt to embarrass public officials involved in the water reforms.”

    Rob Vertessy, a hydrologist, former chief executive of the ­Bureau of Meteorology and a co-author of the letter, said it stemmed from a “growing frustration” among

    ……

    Professor Vertessy said the group “fundamentally rejects” the notion there was something better on offer than the current plan. “Everyone in the water secto­r thinks the basin plan has a lot of flaws but there’s nothing we can conceive of that’s going to do a better job,” he said.

    “The idea these populists have that the basin can become some sort of positive oasis is just ­ridiculous.

    …….

    The episode was also criticised by the ABC’s Media Watch, with host Paul Barry saying: “Four Corners … should not ignore inconveni­ent evidence or fail to present one side of the argument, and we reckon it did.”

    The university disclosed that many of the experts who contributed to the letter have been paid by one or more basin governments for participation in advisory committees and/or received research grants from one or more basin governments.

    Once the rats turn and start to eat each other alive, the plague has peaked.

    In a perfect world their leftist rorters of the destruction of the murray darling would be sent to the Eastern Front in summer uniform, to fight to the death to loot warm boots from cold corpses.

    Comrades

  211. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yeah sure IT, it’s all my fault and Australia has not voted itself into a debt-fuelled welfare state and progressive, authoritarian curtailment of civil rights.

    Most have Australians have 3 – 4 kids and are nationalists, traditional conservatives and economic dries. I’m also quite sure they’d be polite to C.L. and DB and hear them out as to how the church is vilified now.

  212. Infidel Tiger

    We’ve all dabbled in bad shit in our youth Dot. Some of it is fun but it will fuck you up long term.

    Time to grow up.

  213. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    ???

  214. John Constantine

    https://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/news/food-and-culture/sustainable-chocolate-17327?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Paid&utm_campaign=Bauer_Spend&fbclid=IwAR2bBaZTbLLII1MuVh3eIbHXVA3lmjFdTjzEV2cpbPQpXMqMpRlRCM4L4_8

    Another concern is the increased demand for chocolate in China, where the market has doubled in the past couple of years and is still only one tenth of European consumption rates. In general, people are also moving away from lighter, milky chocolate to dark chocolate or even darker shades of milk and that means more cocoa beans per bar.
    Climate change is another concern as it affects weather patterns so cacao farmers are at the mercy of unstable climatic conditions that can affect productivity. Because all cocoa is grown within about 20 degrees north or south of the equator, the growing conditions and impacts are much the same.

    When we started out, Linda McCartney complained that our 70 per cent dark chocolate didn’t work with her mother’s brownie recipe. So, we broke down her recipe and rejigged it to allow for the high cocoa solids content of our chocolate. She was delighted and her family were able to eat their grandma’s brownies

    One belt, one road, one chocolate.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    Cocaine, ecstasy, group sex, Pilates, cross fit, skinny jeans, libertarianism…. All seemingly harmless and fun.

    Will fuck you up.

  216. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The only political people I’ve seen go completely crazy have been Homer Paxton, Niall, Howard Dean, Rog and the LGF guy.

  217. Some History

    A good thing that Sinc was wearing his Turd Master™ boots.

  218. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Goodes deserves a lap of honour for his football. He was one of the greatest of all time players.

    He should go around with all the other retired stars as is tradition.

    I.F., the tradition is that the lap of honour occurs at the end of the season in which the player retires. The year Goodes retired, he chose not to take his legitimate place in that honour. To offer him the opportunity now, and for him to avail himself of it, some four years after his retirement, would be a thoroughly hollow gesture because none of us can relive the past. No one can return to the battle or the field of endeavour and as if nothing had changed in the intervening period. Everyone makes their choice and Goodes made his. He stoked the heat in the kitchen and then departed it. As my old Nan used to say to me: ‘there are three things you can’t take back: the spoken word, the spent arrow and the missed opportunity’.

  219. egg_

    Goodes deserves a lap of honour for his [email protected]

    We must be talking about [email protected] [email protected], where they bully 13 y.o. girls?

  220. Some History

    “Welcome poster” in arrivals lounge, San Francisco airport:

    https://imgur.com/7cHbW6S

  221. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Meant to wish you happy birthday for today, Lizzie. Bit late, I know, but it’s still the 20th!

    And if you’re around Johno, happy birthday for yesterday.

  222. Steve trickler

    A piano in tune.



  223. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Has anyone noticed their spam emails are becoming aggressively more sexualised lately?

    As in receiving soft porn now for either a hookup app or love scam/identity fraud?

    I had twitter for business a while back and I just got spammed by e-whores until I got jack of it and shut it down.

  224. John Constantine

    I didn’t know what a TERF was until a friend from the old days that is now a “Trans-inclusive cisgender radical feminist blogger ” launched some Rage at one.

    ‘Trans-exclusionary radical feminists’ aint got no mates.

    Their left is becoming so enraged they are turning upon themselves before they kill all of us.

    Scomo is a master tactician.

  225. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Goodes deserves a lap of honour for his [email protected]

    I’ll bet good money that, if this indigenous “voice” to Parliament gets off the ground, Adam Goodes “indigenous sportsman and victim of racism” will be one of the members.

  226. jupes

    I.F., the tradition is that the lap of honour occurs at the end of the season in which the player retires. The year Goodes retired, he chose not to take his legitimate place in that honour. To offer him the opportunity now, and for him to avail himself of it, some four years after his retirement, would be a thoroughly hollow gesture because none of us can relive the past.

    The main reason they want Goodes to do a lap of honour is to confirm that their propaganda movies have done the trick. Fans must show penance for their previous “racist” behaviour.

    I hope they boo him to kingdom come. If anyone needs to show penance it is Goodes.

  227. Steve trickler

    Worthy of a repeat….again.😉



  228. jupes

    Has anyone noticed their spam emails are becoming aggressively more sexualised lately?

    No. Perhaps you should stop downloading porn and get back to counting RoP terrorists.

    You were good at that. Good for a laugh anyway.

  229. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The old “downloading porn” meme…or it could be google make a crap product now.

    They also let a heap of identity fraud stuff through earlier on in the year.

    This stuff is so blatant they should just wipe it and not even send it on to their customers’ spam folder.

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