Tuesday Forum: August 13, 2019

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  1. cohenite

    Head prefect: globalist, trader of fart derivatives and supporter of chicon economics, ie sneak and take and bash and take. FFS put up some real estate porn.

  2. JC

    Cronkite

    You should be done about now for the week apportioning rates for next week’s conveyance. And Trades Hall should be mopping up the last metal lathing job he has. You two are a real piece of work.

  3. C.L.

    Good Lord.
    Bishop looks like she stuck her head in a bee hive.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    I heard the complaint to in NYC. Trump fucked ALL the blue states with that 10K(?) restriction.

    More dosh diverted away from Dem states and to the IRS. Seeing the amount of taxes the blue states in the NE and on the left coast were swindling it’ll make a real difference to the federal budget.

    Which the purple party undermined with the ‘bipartisan’ budget bills.

  5. thefrollickingmole

    Old School Conservative
    I haven’t seen this until it jumped out of a Breitbart article:
    Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a number of measures to increase law and order across the country, including expanding stop and search in the war against knife crime, 20,000 new police officers, and 10,000 extra prison places.
    Laura Norda activist.

    Try this for desperation then..

    Anti-knife branding in chicken shops ‘racist or stupid’, says MP

    The Home Office has been criticised by opposition MPs over a scheme to send hundreds of thousands of chicken boxes branded with #knifefree to chicken shops in an effort to dissuade young people from carrying the weapons.

    Policing minister Kit Malthouse said on Wednesday that the chicken boxes would help emphasise the dangers of carrying a knife and challenge the idea that it makes you safer, but Labour MP David Lammy said the government was stereotyping black people.

    “The Home Office is using taxpayers’ money to sponsor an age-old trope,” he told the Guardian. “Boris Johnson has already called black people ‘piccaninnies with watermelon smiles’. Now his government is pushing the stereotype that black people love fried chicken. This ridiculous stunt is either explicitly racist or, at best, unfathomably stupid.

    More than 321,000 of the boxes are to replace the usual packaging at 210 chicken shop outlets including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage in England and Wales, following a pilot at 15 branches of Morley’s in March.

    Stories about young people who pursued boxing and music, rather than carrying a knife, will also be printed inside the boxes.

    The #knifefree campaign will be shown on screens in many of the shops, with the adverts having already been shown at music festivals Wireless and Lovebox this summer. It will also be running at Notting Hill carnival.

    Malthouse said: “These chicken boxes will bring home to thousands of young people the tragic consequences of carrying a knife and challenge the idea that it makes you safer.

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A CRISPR ‘revolution’

    CRISPR-Cas is pretty popular with those wanting a relatively quick and easy way to delete, replace or modify single genes in cells. More recently, it’s been used to systematically increase or decrease the activity of individual genes.

    The problem, say Swiss researchers, is that it can only modify one gene at a time.

    Now, a team led by Randall Platt from ETH Zurich in Basel says it has raised the bar by developing and demonstrating in experiments a process that can modify 25 target sites within genes in a cell at once.

    “Our method enables us, for the first time, to systematically modify entire gene networks in a single step,” Platt says.

  7. Makka

    Let’s face it, the real reason JC is wetting his nappy again is because the indexes are taking a hammering, while real wages, unemployment rates, job participation rates, consumer spending and savings are all heading in the right direction for the average family. Wealth is now being directed into domestic working families in the US, not in China or Mexico. You HATE this prosperity JC because the share of national US GDP is skewing towards wages and family prosperity and not Wall St parasites, like you.

    Not me saying or peddling it, numpty. It’s Mohd Al-Arian , and unlike you he isn’t a Finance Minor. He is top shelf. Or do you wager your formula of relative hamburger analysis over his credentials. You are so disturbed and panicked by all this, you’re actually sprouting Klugman of all nincompoops to back your squalid position. Ffs, how pathetic is that.

    This is the same bullshit you were trying to convince people of back in 2017 when Trump was going to cause a new Great Depression and therefore couldn’t possibly be elected. Wrong then, wrong now. Just plain wrong.

  8. Calli:

    It’s just sophisticated humbugging.
    I wonder if they’ll try it on the Chinese?

    Of course they will – humbugging is in their genes.
    But they will never see the string, or the fist in the glove until much too late. And if they get too uppity, there are plenty of re education camps in China for when they foreclose.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    He’s fun!

    Trump has expressed serious interest in buying Greenland: report

    His supply of shiny sparkly things exceeds the combined attention span of the entire MSM. Who needs cat vids when you can watch them chase Trump’s laser pointer all over the planet?

    He’s quite serious too, but not even the EU are that dumb. I can’t wait for some EU weenie to bite. Maybe Macron, he seems to let Trump get up his nose very easily.

  10. Mark from Melbourne

    Awesome Balalaika solo in this version of Stairway to Heaven.

    Yes, that is a sentence I’d not ever expected to write!!!

  11. JC

    Trades Hall.

    You have zero understanding of this shit and pose your stupid biases as knowledge. STFU and get back to lathing metal, you imbecile.

    The dude in your link is almost always wrong and talks crap. Anyone can dig up a talking head on CNBC who eventually says something that agrees with your biases.

    The debate about trade restrictions and trade wars was done and closed after what proceeded Smoot Hawley. It was a fucking disaster. Add in the fact the Fed has fucked up big time and we have a potentially serious problem.

    Now get back to finishing that mental you were lathing and fuck off. Your bullshit hasn’t worked since the 30’s you hallucinating deadshit.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    Shorter Ardern:

    ‘Please keep all our criminals over there to sponge off your welfare.’

    ‘Give the Islanders gazillions of dollars so we can “administrate” it for them, and thus surpass Tonga as the heaviest-hitting, most relevant nation in the South Pacific.’

  13. JC

    This is the same bullshit you were trying to convince people of back in 2017 when Trump was going to cause a new Great Depression and therefore couldn’t possibly be elected. Wrong then, wrong now. Just plain wrong.

    If he followed the policies he started with, which were no different to Bernie’s we would have had a depression, you dishonest dissembling canute. There’s no argument about that. Recall the one time 10% wealth tax he suggested at one time? Seriously, you’re a waste so space.

  14. Farmer Gez

    I don’t know about strengthening the US domestic markets but I’m damn sure this current trade war is wiping money off my bottom line in wool and grain quick smart.

    Once you drag liquidity out of the commodity markets we all suffer.

  15. JC

    I don’t know about strengthening the US domestic markets but I’m damn sure this current trade war is wiping money off my bottom line in wool and grain quick smart.

    Ask Trades Hall. It’s all good.

  16. cohenite

    Makka

    #3133273, posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Yep.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of EU weenies, Ms Merkel is sailing a whole country down the plughole.

    Merkel meltdown as Germany’s ‘deep’ recession to plummet EU into ‘existential’ crisis (16 Aug)

    FX strategy expert John Hardy told Bloomberg Germany could force the European Union to grapple with “existential risks” as recession for the eurozone giant looms: “It’s not necessarily a deep recession if you look at the broader economy but certainly the manufacturing sector, the export sector.

    “Germany is already in a deep recession there. It’s going to go back to spreading recession risks across the EU and all of the EU existential risks that we’ve classically revisited since the EU sovereign debt crisis.

    Having the most expensive electricity in Europe due to their Gaia-fetish would not be helping their manufacturers. Meanwhile Mama Merkel is busy on other things:

    Former 3 Star General Says Merkel Can’t Even Bring Herself To Say “German People” (15 Aug)

    Former 3 star General Joachim Wundrak says that Angela Merkel is so politically correct, she cannot even bring herself to talk about the “German people”.

    Wundrak announced that he’s going to run for mayor of Hanover as a member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

    He slammed Merkel for being the front person for enacting “anti-German” pro-mass migration policies and refusing to even acknowledge the existence of German people as a group.

    “Merkel has sworn an oath to Germany, but she already has a problem talking about a German people. She prefers to speak of ‘population’. Many German politicians struggle to profess their own nation,” said Wundrak.

    “The protection of one’s own borders is no longer a priority goal,” he added.

    “Germany is giving more and more sovereignty to the EU, the European Central Bank, to supranational organisations. I do not agree with this. The nation-state is the primary form of organisation for Germany. Where structures become too big, an undemocratic spirit quickly arises.”

    Merkel’s paranoia about displaying any form of patriotism is notorious.

    During an event in 2015, Merkel was handed a small German flag only for her to appear embarrassed and hand it back. She then flashed a disapproving shake of the head to someone else on the stage.

    We may get to see if ‘get woke go broke’ can apply to a whole country.

  18. JC

    cohenite
    #3133284, posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Makka

    #3133273, posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Yep.

    Lol.

  19. egg_

    Lol pacific islands trying to panhandle us.

    Quite successfully, alas.

    $1.5bn per annum. $500mn announced at this forum.

    How’s SloMo walking, following their fist of doom?

  20. thefrollickingmole

    Merkel hates her own people, just loathes them.

  21. JC

    Trades Hall and cronkite team up to discuss economics on a podcast.

    It’s found here.

  22. Entropy

    The problem, say Swiss researchers, is that it can only modify one gene at a time.

    Now, a team led by Randall Platt from ETH Zurich in Basel says it has raised the bar by developing and demonstrating in experiments a process that can modify 25 target sites within genes in a cell at once.

    “Our method enables us, for the first time, to systematically modify entire gene networks in a single step,” Platt says.

    I am pretty sure OsCorp managed that with a mutant spider years ago.

  23. egg_

    Trump has expressed serious interest in buying Greenland: report

    It’s worth it just to see Killary &c. turn into Linda Blair – green vomit, head spins et al.

  24. Makka

    The dude in your link is almost always wrong and talks crap.

    He ran the biggest bond fund on the planet at PIMCO and outperformed all his peers.

    You’re full of shit as usual , numpty . To be expected form an elitist arsehole residing on the 15th floor of an NYC apartment.

    But enough of your lack of credentials. You haven’t managed to refute one single assertion Al-Arian has made. Not one. Which is your style. When exposed as a bullshitter your first instinct is to waffle, abuse and be generally obnoxious. Great adornment to the blog you are, numpty. I’m sure Sinc just loves the bile you spread on his blog here every day.

  25. egg_

    Merkel’s paranoia about displaying any form of patriotism is notorious.

    “Don’t mention ze war!”?

  26. thefrollickingmole

    JC.

    How big is this likely to be??

    Ripple effects etc enough to tip the markets over?

    General Electric shares tank following accusation of ‘bigger fraud than Enron’
    Share price plummets as Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos claims company is engaging in $38bn accounting fraud

    In a report titled General Electric, a Bigger Fraud Than Enron, the investigator, Harry Markopolos, claims GE is engaging in accounting fraud worth $38bn. He said GE was heading for bankruptcy and was hiding $29bn in long-term care losses.

    “GE’s $38bn in accounting fraud amounts to over 40% of GE’s market capitalization, making it far more serious than either the Enron or WorldCom accounting frauds,” Markopolos wrote, referencing two of the largest corporate scandals in history.

    The chap making the allegations has good form in this area.

    Markopolos is best known for his role as the whistleblower who warned the SEC about Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Madoff was jailed for 150 years in 2009 after pleading guilty to swindling investors out of $65bn in savings.

  27. Infidel Tiger

    Jules looks like she has tuck her face in wasp’s nest.

    When they cremate her the smell of burning plastic will be overwhelming.

  28. egg_

    Tony Whinger on Teh Dumb!

  29. Infidel Tiger

    Buying Greenland should be serious policy.

    Make no mistake the Chicoms are going to take it. Shipping lanes and mineral wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.

  30. Makka

    I don’t know about strengthening the US domestic markets but I’m damn sure this current trade war is wiping money off my bottom line in wool and grain quick smart.

    Once you drag liquidity out of the commodity markets we all suffer.

    Trump doesn’t give a shit about your bottom line in Australia. Nor should he. That’s your problem to deal with, not his. You certainly don’t know about strengthening US domestic markets if you’re referring to my comments. I was referring to improving US household prosperity, which is undeniable.

  31. cohenite

    Just watching Trump in New Hampshire; I have never seen a politician with his capacity to speak to crowds. The secret is this guy actually believes what he is saying. No other politician has spoken and done what he said he will do like Trump. It’s amazing really. And the demorats have made the 2020 election the starkest in history. The demorats have revealed themselves as plainly as a Kardashian arse. The guy replacing Hannity had tears in his eyes when he said vintage Trump. Great stuff.

  32. Makka

    Once you drag liquidity out of the commodity markets we all suffer.

    Or are you complaining that “the liquidity” is only showing up at lower prices and not higher ones?

  33. JC

    He ran the biggest bond fund on the planet at PIMCO and outperformed all his peers.

    He DID not run the biggest bond fund, you eggnog. Bil Gross made all the investment decisions. Stick to lathing because you have no idea.

    You’re full of shit as usual , numpty . To be expected form an elitist arsehole residing on the 15th floor of an NYC apartment.

    This one really gets to you doesn’t it. Envy is the worst human trait. You really should do something about it.

    But enough of your lack of credentials. You haven’t managed to refute one single assertion Al-Arian has made.

    What are his assertions? Have you listened to them? Do you even understand what he’s saying? He thinks there will be no US recession. So do I, but the odds I place on a recession are about 40%. It wouldn’t be that much different to the Moh, Big deal.
    However if there is a recession it will be for two reasons. The trade war and the Fed.

    Not one. Which is your style.

    You really should stick to lathing metal and preparing health and safety budgets. Recall when you were big noting about that, you dolt? Health and safety budgets… Jeez Louise.

    When exposed as a bullshitter your first instinct is to waffle, abuse and be generally obnoxious. Great adornment to the blog you are, numpty. I’m sure Sinc just loves the bile you spread on his blog here every day.

    My Bile? What about your bile, you worthless canute. How about the dissembling and utter nonsense that you peddle? You have zero ability to even understand what other people are saying except through hallucinations.
    As I said stick to lathing .

    Hi hi wages.

  34. calli

    Thanks, Nick. That was interesting.

    In the longer term, Beijing’s most potent weapon is to change the make-up of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million strong population. Since the change of sovereignty in 1997, some 1.5 million mainlanders have been given permanent residence and voting rights in the SAR. Opinion polls on the political inclinations of these new immigrants have shown they are more sympathetic toward Beijing’s harsh line of taming Hong Kong’s democratic aspirations.

    And that’s how it’s done.

    And if that fails, “patriotic education”. Orwell would have loved that.

  35. JC

    Or are you complaining that “the liquidity” is only showing up at lower prices and not higher ones?

    Lower prices are a possible sign of liquidity problems, you fucking asshat. My lord, you’re a imbecile. Reduced liquidity in a commodity market will cause lower prices.

    Stick to kinship economics.

    Someone turn off the oven, this dickhead is cooked.

  36. thefrollickingmole

    Creating 700 jobs in one go…

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ice-raids-jobs/

    Less than one week after ICE raided 7 food processing facilities in Mississippi apprehending nearly 700 illegal workers, American citizens are rushing to freshly-available jobs.

    Koch Foods is headquartered in Chicago but maintains a chicken processing facility in Mississippi that employed 243 of the 680 undocumented Latino workers arrested in the raids last Thursday. Koch has since collaborated with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), holding a job fair to recruit new, legal, workers, according to the Associated Press.

    The fair raked in 200 applications before noon, according to local media.

  37. JC

    Mole

    I reckon GE is pretty well fucked. It has a market cap of around $60 billion extended pension fund liabilities of around the same and some of its businesses are faltering.

  38. Makka

    Uh oh, numpty JC is triggered. I must be over the target again.

    Hang on. Just a few minutes ago Al-Arian was an idiot and mostly always wrong according to you. Now, as if by magic, you claim to agree with him, numpty.

    This is exactly what I mean by your waffle and bullshit. And only a fkg idiot would buy into it.

  39. cohenite

    thefrollickingmole

    #3133289, posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Merkel hates her own people, just loathes them.

    Maybe the bitch is nearsighted and thought the flag was a pair of her knickers. But seriously if that is true that is astounding and it puts globalists like merkel in stark comparison to people like Trump.

  40. Roger

    But seriously if that is true that is astounding and it puts globalists like merkel in stark comparison to people like Trump.

    Given their history, a lot of Germans have an aversion to expressions of nationalism.

    Merkel is certainly not alone in that regard.

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    Seriously.

    von Merkel has to be in someone’s pocket.

    Even for a hideous elderly vibrating East German, this is just stupid. She might as well be advocating for every remaining German to go and drown themselves in the Baltic.

  42. Makka

    Lower prices are a possible sign of liquidity problems, you fucking asshat.

    Possible. Possible. Or moron, that market makers and other participants believe prices are too high, therefore headed lower and refuse transacting at current prices, preferring to buy lower. Which is like 99.999999% probable. Yep, fkg wrong again. How many “clients” did you lose money for, numpty?

  43. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    If thats all well known then it would be more the “death of a dinosaur” rather than something big enough to trigger a bank meltdown or similar??

    Id imagine GE has a lot of creditors, and the insurance angle (with reinsurance) would ripple out quite a long way.

  44. calli

    And speaking of replacement voting blocs, would a downside of Trump’s cap on tax deductibility in blue states and subsequent flight to red states change the voting of those states?

  45. Roger

    She might as well be advocating for every remaining German to go and drown themselves in the Baltic.

    Metaphorically, yes.

    After WWI, WWII & the Holocaust the self hatred runs deep.

  46. JC

    Uh oh, numpty JC is triggered. I must be over the target again.

    You know what triggers me, Trades Hall? Occupational health and safety budgets. I really hate doing them 🙂

    Hang on. Just a few minutes ago Al-Arian was an idiot and mostly always wrong according to you. Now, as if by magic, you claim to agree with him, numpty.

    He’s basically an idiot and Gross fired him, yea. However, you brought him up and what he said is in someways similar to what I’ve said, but with two exceptions. He doesn’t believe the trade war has that much impact. I believe it does which is why US capital expenditure may have fallen this year and continues to. Also, he doesn’t believe the Fed is all that tight. I do and the market does too.

    This is exactly what I mean by your waffle and bullshit. And only a fkg idiot would buy into it.

    Tell us, you imbecile. How’s that bond position working out for you. Recall you were announcing with white robe on and palms outstretched how the lows were made in bond yields and never again would we see interest rates so low. How did that work out?

    Stick to peddling junk you picked up from the fellas working around the lathe. You worthless cretin.

    hi, hi wages.

  47. Farmer Gez

    Trump doesn’t give a shit about your bottom line in Australia. Nor should he. That’s your problem to deal with, not his. You certainly don’t know about strengthening US domestic markets if you’re referring to my comments. I was referring to improving US household prosperity, which is undeniable.

    Improved US household income should feed into demand for products, woollen garments for instance. Right now the flow of wool from Chinese processors to the US is severely curtailed and the wool price is down $4.00 kg as a result.
    Fortress America would be a disaster for international trade, much the same as the EU block perverted trade markets and ultimately cost their consumers a fortune in subsidies and higher prices.

    I hope Trump can garner a deal with the Chinese but a the moment Aussie farmers are collateral damage.
    Something you may care about Makka.

  48. Nick

    You’re welcome Calli. This, is another snippet from another source that’s also interesting:

    I was on an American university campus when the Umbrella movement was in full swing. I had to physically intervene to prevent a Hong Konger and a mainlander (a Manchurian, of course) from getting in a fist fight at the university visitor center. I reflected on this incident later with an older Chinese student who had come to the school for a semester as part of an English learning program. “That was the most surprising thing when I came here to Hawaii,” she told me. “I knew people from Taiwan would be how they were; that was expected. But I was shocked the first time I heard a Hong Konger get up in class and answer the question ‘what country are you from?’ with ‘I am from Hong Kong.’ I had no idea they were like that. I had no idea we have so many traitors.”

    Note the assumptions: Hong Kongers are basically the same as other Chinese, Hong Kong is just another Chinese city, and those who want it to be otherwise are traitors. That is the how the majority of Chinese feel about the issue. The innocent protester/undercover cop that was tied up in the airport last night will be understood through this lens: here is one of our very own citizens on our very own soil being abused in public, and our very own government is powerless to stop it! This is how the event will be understood before any propagandists attempt to massage the event for their own ends. It will be seen as an attack on China and its people—in other words, an attack on us. The protesters are them—the people who throw the Chinese flag in the harbor, the people who want to dash China into pieces, the people who should love China, but work constantly to frustrate its return to greatness.

    Line these beliefs up. China’s interests are our interests. Hong Kong is a just another part of China. Hong Kongers are just another group of Chinese. Protests in Hong Kong hurt us. The protesters are traitors. They hurt our people at a time when they are engaged in a struggle with America. It is not very far stretch to stitch these things together and go one step further: the traitors get their strength from our other enemies. We face one grand effort to destroy us.

    You do not need an especially effective propaganda machine to get people to believe this kind of thing. All people are primed to believe this sort of thing. Humans are eager partisans. Our race is ever ready to reason against its enemies. We vary in one thing only: who we believe those enemies to be.

    The people of China have identified theirs.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    The world would be better without Germans.

    Bavaria of course is not Germany, lest you think me mad.

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    The world would be better without Germans.

    They’re currently being replaced by guys who were nazis even before the Nazis became nazis.
    Not exactly an improvement.

  51. JC

    If thats all well known then it would be more the “death of a dinosaur” rather than something big enough to trigger a bank meltdown or similar??

    Id imagine GE has a lot of creditors, and the insurance angle (with reinsurance) would ripple out quite a long way.

    I wouldn’t think it blows up. I think it slowly disappears into a hole and 20 years later people will ask… whatever happened to GE and then look through wiki.

    It appears the underlying businesses are okay but they don’t make enough money to support the liabilities of the parent.

  52. Farmer Gez

    Possible. Possible. Or moron, that market makers and other participants believe prices are too high, therefore headed lower and refuse transacting at current prices, preferring to buy lower. Which is like 99.999999% probable. Yep, fkg wrong again. How many “clients” did you lose money for, numpty?

    All very straight forward Makka until you take account of Futures trading. Locked in positions heading to hell.

  53. Geriatric Mayfly

    Not a good day. Contracted three types of cancer, including Man Cancer, and then the rain came, and I fear all that Roundup will be rendered ineffective.

  54. Knuckle Dragger

    To the pub! The pub, I say!

  55. JC

    cohenite
    #3133302, posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Just watching Trump in New Hampshire; I have never seen a politician with his capacity to speak to crowds. The secret is this guy actually believes what he is saying. No other politician has spoken and done what he said he will do like Trump. It’s amazing really. And the demorats have made the 2020 election the starkest in history. The demorats have revealed themselves as plainly as a Kardashian arse. The guy replacing Hannity had tears in his eyes when he said vintage Trump. Great stuff.

    Cronkers had a hummer just watching him. I don’t think he’s that way, cronks.

  56. Shy Ted

    The money we’re frittering on the pacific islands is of course borrowed. So add interest. An do take that second job to pay for it.

  57. cohenite

    Noting Farmer Gez’s legitimate complaints and head prefect’s fatuities the issue remains:

    Chinks were robbing US blind; and incidentally the rest of the West
    If you don’t like how Trump is dealing with the chicons what would you do; or would you just status quo.

  58. Top Ender

    Interesting comments about Germans.

    We spent a month there about four weeks back. Not enough time to get to know them, and we were doing a lot of touristy stuff. But I spent three years several decades back reading European Literature, including a lot of German books. And in addition worked for two years with one of their Army blokes who’d emigrated to Oz – we worked together in Canberra.

    What a gloomy bunch they are.

    A fair bit of self-hatred I can understand, but not the logic of the sins of the forefathers should be visited on the grandchildren, although that concept is alive and well in lots of countries.

    Maybe part of it is in what I’m reading at present: The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich.

    It seems there was quite a bit of a perception in the occupying forces in 1945 that the Germans just regretted having lost the war, not that they were Nazis. A lot of the incoming writers, journalists etc from the Allies comment on this in the book. The process of “de-nazification” was the result. It resulted not only in Nuremberg and its trials, but also the identification of anyone who had been a “real Nazi” – and of course most denied they were an actual Nazi.

    Novels such as The German Lesson and The Tin Drum were part of the result. It seemed that the Germans had to keep being reminded of what they had done, and keep paying, and keep being reminded, and keep paying, and so on forever.

    Is that why they’re gloomy and abrupt? Ran into the famous German curtness a few times over there. In Oz it would get you a kick up the arse in the tourist industry, for not being helpful and happy.

    Were they like this before WWII? It doesn’t come across in Isherwood’s books for example.

  59. cohenite

    Cronkers had a hummer just watching him

    You’re such a tease head prefect; when you lost that bet you were going to send me a pic of you in your tights on the beach in the Côte d’Azur. You never did, swine.

  60. zyconoclast

    On Poor Quality: Corruption and Construction in China

    On Poor Quality: Corruption and Construction in China Sydney

  61. max

    The Chinese have issued yet another warning to HK. They’re drilling ‘para militaries’ in crowd control exercises in Shenzhen and releasing videos. A crowd of 1m expected for the rally on Sunday.

    It’s just a matter of when

  62. Farmer Gez

    If you don’t like how Trump is dealing with the chicons what would you do; or would you just status quo.

    I hope like hell he can pull it off as China is not playing the game for any other countries benefit.
    They were heading trade into de facto closed loop markets.

  63. JC

    Chinks were robbing US blind; and incidentally the rest of the West
    If you don’t like how Trump is dealing with the chicons what would you do; or would you just status quo.

    He’s essentially backed out of the tariffs you clown. Trump has postponed the tariff hikes, which means all of what he’s said and done recently has come to nought. We went through this quagmire for zero reason.

    You really are just as fucked in the head as Trades Hall. Both of you imbeciles live in a parallel universe where your hallucinations turn into reality.

    Trade restrictions are expansionary. Trump imposed the recent tariff announcements. Hiking wages through legislative fiat causes living standards to rise endlessly. Every murder is done by ISIS.

  64. Roger

    The world would be better without Germans.

    I think you mean Prussians, who are only partly German.

    “Germans” on the whole are hospitable, generous and just want to mind their own business once they have pigeon holed you.

  65. zyconoclast

    Two submarine debacles in a row is just sheer incompetence, not bad luck.

    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”

    In our case I think once and twice are enemy action.

  66. JC

    “Germans” on the whole are hospitable, generous and just want to mind their own business once they have pigeon holed you.

    No they aren’t, their canutes. I had a run in with a German bint trying to arrange the seating around the pool in Capri so it suited her and her family. I told her that organizing and arranging people stopped for her in 1945. You should have seen and heard her like she was a Gropenfuhrer.

  67. Roger

    You should have seen and heard her like she was a Gropenfuhrer.

    She must have been a Prussian then.

    🙂

    But seriously, the “Germans” are, along with the British and possibly the Italians, the most ethnically disparate of European nations.

  68. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    In our case I think once and twice are enemy action.

    +100

    Just two of many stretching right back to WWI and even earlier.

  69. calli

    Lol. The Beloved had a “difference of opinion” with a German fellow in the ship’s laundry over some washing left in a machine (for several hours while others were waiting to do theirs).

    The response – “you are in no position to tell me what to do”.

    The Beloved – “ I’m just following a family tradition.”

    😁

  70. Nick

    The Chinese have issued yet another warning to HK. They’re drilling ‘para militaries’ in crowd control exercises in Shenzhen and releasing videos. A crowd of 1m expected for the rally on Sunday.

    It’s just a matter of when

    Max, it’s always been a matter of ‘when’. I’m starting to think it won’t happen just yet.

  71. Farmer Gez

    The Dumb is awarding Jacinda the gold plated dentures for just being wonderful.
    Poor old ScoMo is such a doofus for not closing down our coal industry at the behest of the Coconut Cosa Nostra.

  72. egg_

    “you are in no position to tell me what to do”.

    Throw it overboard.

  73. bespoke

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3132912, posted on August 16, 2019 at 9:32 am
    Glad you think Dr. BG was a bit harsh, Bespoke. So do I, if he was serious about depriving the foolish of their right to exist, something which I trust was ‘metaphor’. Also, is one’s view of compassion only good for when you need it yourself?

    No, I’m a little surprised you asked.

  74. JC

    But seriously, the “Germans” are, along with the British and possibly the Italians, the most ethnically disparate of European nations.

    I don’t think that applies to Italians as much, Roger. Genetically they’re very close up and down the peninsula. I read once that that alps had the effect of walling them off from the barbarous riff raff roaming European plains. 🙂

    But granted, the northerners are fairly germanic.

  75. Eyrie

    “Hey, I saw a pic of Julie Bishop while been interviewed by Andrew Dentures. She’s had cheek implants surgery. 100% sure.”
    So her new nickname is “chipmunk cheeks”?

  76. Steve trickler

    These clips should be shown in schools. 😎 Is there a teacher brave enough?

    Corporate media will not touch this bloke. He’s too smart for them and he will refute them with facts in a calm methodical manner.

    Slowly but surely, he uses their own data against them.



  77. Black Ball

    Good Lord look away from the football if you are Aboriginal. Could be deceased persons screening shortly. FMD

  78. notafan

    And animal prints are back!

  79. Gab

    I have yet to see leopard print attire look good on any woman. It looks ridiculous.

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Beloved – “ I’m just following a family tradition.”

    I’m remembering waiting behind a Japanese tourist – in Malaysia – who was being as rude as possible to the lady behind the counter, demanding she take Japanese yen. She was very apologetic, no she could only take Malaysian currency. She offered to serve me, and come back to him.
    “He can wait!” snarled said tourist.

    I looked down at him, and politely informed him that he “wasn’t in Korea, now, you know.” I thought he would burst..

  81. cohenite

    He’s essentially backed out of the tariffs you clown. Trump has postponed the tariff hikes, which means all of what he’s said and done recently has come to nought. We went through this quagmire for zero reason.

    I knew you were a never Trumper but this is delusional. Put up some pics of you and your shiny arse in some tights.

  82. calli

    True, Gab.

    But this one rocked the hat.

  83. Gab

    Okay, I grant that ONE, Calli.

  84. Mark A

    calli
    #3133369, posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    True, Gab.

    But this one rocked the hat.

    Who that?
    (I know I should know but can’t recall)

  85. calli

    That gorgeous creature would look good in anything.

    I wasn’t playing fair.

  86. calli

    It’s Audrey, Mark. Tinta’s favourite.

  87. Makka

    All very straight forward Makka until you take account of Futures trading. Locked in positions heading to hell.

    Well aware of limit down situations Gez, a risk ALL participants take when trading in futures. The point is, no matter what commodity you are farming, breeding, trading, mining , drilling or creating – there is Risk. It’s called capitalism and like anyone else, the risk is your own to manage. And you can’t blame Trump for taking steps to buttress the US economy and households at the expense of scum like the Communists , the drug running corruptocrats in Mexico or fat parasites like the EU. Why not redo trade deals in favour of US citizens?

    Instead of taking swipes at Trump and bitching about his obvious success for millions of previously deprived US households, we should be demanding the same for ourselves. Not accepting the flood of Govt enabled immigrants suppressing our wage growth and jamming up our amenities, not accepting ridiculous levels of taxes to fund bigger Govt, not accepting the worst energy prices in the OECD while we sit over a bounty of much cheaper energy sources. Not accepting UN inspired economic suicide with green and renewable voodoo economics. No, much easier to blame Trump.

    In summary then, what do we know of/from JC;

    A bloviating arsehole in his NYC apartment cannot and should not be considered at all credible while preaching to working families about what is or not good for them and their community. His perspective and how he fattens his pockets may differ from others, like yours for example.

    The same bloviating arsehole wants higher immigration and cheaper wages so that the share of national GDP goes to companies and their share prices. Not families. Family prosperity is terrible, right JC?

    Trump is tewwible , just tewwible because he is tearing up corrupt rapacious trade agreements and putting the prosperity of the great middle & working class US ahead of the duplicitous bankster parasites in NYC and their corrupt partners overseas in China and the EU.

    Al-Arian is a highly respected astute economist , but is almost always wrong. Yet magically, JC agrees with him. Or something.

    JC, unlike you, I post links to supporting factoids to back my positions whereas all you can come up with is waffle, slurs and abuse. You’re a fucking joke who’s never done a real days work in your life.

  88. P

    cohenite
    #3133302, posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Just watching Trump in New Hampshire; I have never seen a politician with his capacity to speak to crowds. The secret is this guy actually believes what he is saying. No other politician has spoken and done what he said he will do like Trump. It’s amazing really. And the demorats have made the 2020 election the starkest in history. The demorats have revealed themselves as plainly as a Kardashian arse. The guy replacing Hannity had tears in his eyes when he said vintage Trump. Great stuff.

    He was saying much the same thing when he was 34yr old.
    DJT back in 1980

  89. Mark A

    Thanks calli she looked familiar but a much younger ‘edition’ than I remember.
    To me, she looked better when more mature.

  90. JC

    I knew you were a never Trumper but this is delusional.

    No, I’m all for Trump when he supports my ideology and doesn’t fuck things up. He’s procrastinated on the vast bulk of those tariffs until later in the year and he fucked up the Fed appointment. I don’t get a hummer about Trump…. like you do, you hero whoring idiot. Seriously, don’t be a hero whore.

    Put up some pics of you and your shiny arse in some tights.

    Sure

  91. JC

    Trades Hall… Gunga Din

    You’ve peddled this utter nonsense over the unfortunate time you’ve been here.

    1. Trade restrictions are expansionary
    2. High wages achieved through legislative fait are a good thing
    3. Zero immigration will raise living standards. You were pushing this while working overseas, you fucking hypocrite.
    4. Credentialism is great.
    5. Wealth taxes are good (see your support for early Trump)
    6. Corporate profits are beastly because they take way from da worker
    7. Capital movements from the rest of the world are bad.
    Let’s go through them one by one.

    Trade restrictions are expansionary. Go!

  92. Some History

    Bishop exercising her right to bare arms:

    https://imgur.com/YZo6IoS

  93. bespoke

    I thought Friday night was for male heterosexuals.

  94. JMH

    Channel-hopping: The Drum scrapes the bottom of the pig-swill barrel and comes up with that paragon of authoritarianism, Tony Windsor. Why.Must.We.Pay.For.This SHIT?

  95. Some History

    She’s obviously had some… ahem… “work” done over the years. In her younger days, Bishop looked like a brawler, someone that could have comfortably fitted into a scene from “Deliverance”.

    https://imgur.com/kxATMB6

  96. Pete of Perth

    Pelting down in Perth. Typical. Just put on a load of washing.

  97. JC

    A bloviating arsehole in his NYC apartment cannot and should not be considered at all credible while preaching to working families about what is or not good for them and their community. His perspective and how he fattens his pockets may differ from others, like yours for example.

    Listen to the communist, the trades hall canute. He’s doing a lying slapper impersonation about thems worken families.

    The same bloviating arsehole wants higher immigration and cheaper wages so that the share of national GDP goes to companies and their share prices. Not families. Family prosperity is terrible, right JC?

    Oh yea, Immigration = lowers wages… That’s number 8.

    Trump is tewwible , just tewwible because he is tearing up corrupt rapacious trade agreements and putting the prosperity of the great middle & working class US ahead of the duplicitous bankster parasites in NYC and their corrupt partners overseas in China and the EU.

    Nope, you lying dishonest canute. Trump was terrible when he advocated policies that were identical to Bernie’s.

    Al-Arian is a highly respected astute economist , but is almost always wrong. Yet magically, JC agrees with him. Or something.

    Oh, he’s a highly respected economist is he? You dickhead, the only thing you’ve ever done here is post negative bullshit about economics. Now you’re talking about a highly respected economist. What a dishonest canute you are. You mentioned sinc should take action. He ought to get rid of you, you dishonest fuckhead.

    JC, unlike you, I post links to supporting factoids to back my positions whereas all you can come up with is waffle, slurs and abuse. You’re a fucking joke who’s never done a real days work in your life.

    Lol.. Stick to peddling the trades hall angle, Gunga Din. The worken families routine doesn’t get much of a hearing around here.

    Anyway, you have work to do. Go!

  98. Mark A

    bespoke
    #3133385, posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I thought Friday night was for male heterosexuals.

    Are there still any left?
    Listening-reading the news and current affairs lately, you’d think they are extinct.

  99. JMH

    Bishop + “Deliverance” = Precisely.

  100. C.L.

    The Archdiocese of Washington DC heads into its fourth consecutive homosexual scandal.

    So far, former DC cardinal-archbishop (Mr.) Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked after years of bishops, dioceses and the mainstream media covering for him. His successor, Donald Wuerl, was forced into retirement as a result of years of scandal. The former rector of the basilica shrine in DC, Michael Bransfield, was removed as bishop of Wheeling-Charleston due to scandal, and his basilica shrine successor, Walter Rossi, is now under investigation by two dioceses.

  101. candy

    JC
    Has living in New York turned you against Trump?

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No future in new coal-fired power: Turnbull

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    24 minutes ago August 16, 2019
    4 Comments

    Malcolm Turnbull says Australia has the technology to become a “zero emissions energy country” and has declared there is no future for new coal fired power stations.

    After Scott Morrison was accused of undermining climate change action in the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvualu, the former prime minister took to ABC radio to declare global warming an “existential matter for the Pacific”.

    Mr Turnbull said Australia should plan to become a renewable energy powerhouse and declared “coal is simply not competitive anymore”.

    “Its advocates are basically arguing out of self-interest. Whether it is political self-interest, whether it is financial self-interest. The simple economics of a new coal-fired power stations in Australia does not stack up,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “The critical thing is to get to a zero or near zero emission energy sector and we have now the technology to do it. It is simply a question of engineering and economics. We absolutely know now that renewables are the way to go. Storage is affordable and feasible but you have got to build and plan for it.

    “We have got phenomenal solar resources, phenomenal wind resources. So we can become a cheap energy country, a clean energy country, but we have got to plan it.”

    Fuggoff, Lord Waffles, nobody cares.

  103. JC

    No, Candy. I’m not living in NY and have not turned against Trump. I’m worried that a couple of mistakes he’s made could cost him re-election and we end up with President Warren. On the whole he’s done okay.

  104. JC

    What you ought to be asking is why Cronkite gets a hummer every time he sees an image of Trump. Also ask Trades Hall to explain his economics for those 8 points.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Archdiocese of Washington DC heads into its fourth consecutive homosexual scandal.

    Maybe they can give Bishop a job there since she’s hetero. Wearing a priestly gown would cover up her arms. Also then she could be Bishop Bishop, which seems inevitable like Major Major in Catch 22.

  106. Old School Conservative

    Gab
    #3133365, posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm
    I have yet to see leopard print attire look good on any woman

    Here is REAL leopard attire – no print, just the fur.
    Don’t welch out on looking.

  107. Old Lefty

    We’ll actually, Mark A and bespoke, there is even worse than being a white heterosexual male.

    If they are the new untouchables, the even lower caste is the heterosexual married stay-at-home mother. She is not just untouchable but unseeable (an even lower caste). Her deviant pervert lifestyle is to abhorrent even to be mentioned, and is even more abominable if she is a Christian or, the non-god of PC lumpenatheism forfend, a Catholic. They, said the illustrious Jane Caro AO, are the real prostitutes – and truculent turds to boot.
    No doubt the Stalinist pervert thuggocracy in Yarragrad is planning for them a program of compulsory work experience under the tutelage of the Scarlet Alliance.

  108. Tel

    Oh yea, Immigration = lowers wages… That’s number 8.

    Isolated example … but wages rapidly went UP after the ICE raid on Koch Foods. Why is that do you think?

    Probably they were paying those illegal workers lower than market rates and taking advantage of the cheap labour from people who generally don’t complain. Probably also those workers weren’t fully registered for tax and were getting cash in hand. Now they suddenly discover hey they can hire local citizens to work there and by gum they can pay a proper wage as well. How about that?

  109. bespoke

    Are there still any left?

    None talking economics Mark.

  110. Steve trickler

    This is the Greatest Cover of a song iv’e never heard before. Truth be told.



  111. cohenite

    That new paper comparing alarmists with climate contrarians is utter tripe:

    CC is a wicked multidimensional problem, whereby individual dimensions—i.e., environmental, socio-economic, technological, science communication—while separately challenging, together pose the 21st century’s pre-eminent grand challenge. In this regard, a public that is unaware of the realities and risks associated with CC poses a threat to society and planet by undercutting strenuous global efforts to rapidly mitigate threats to the planet’s biosphere.

    This is outstanding scare-mongering and self-justification. Anyway I’m happy I don’t appear on their hit list.

  112. JC

    Why is that do you think?

    Terrible , terrible example.

    If a material number of employees are cut that could prove devastating, the one thing to do is go out and replace as many as possible as quickly as possible. You don’t worry about the wages bill because your immediate action is existential. You worry about sorting wages out later on.

  113. JC

    Probably also those workers weren’t fully registered for tax and were getting cash in hand.

    Unless you receive money off the books it’s hard to pay people off the books with cash.

  114. Black Ball

    Not long to go Khawaja.

  115. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pelting down in Perth. Typical. Just put on a load of washing.

    Snow at elevation (Cough) was forecast a few days ago.

  116. bespoke

    Dam I hoped Koch Foods was owed by the Koch brothers but no.

  117. Infidel Tiger

    Here is REAL leopard attire – no print, just the fur.
    Don’t welch out on looking.

    Sexiest woman in history.

  118. old bloke

    JC
    #3133359, posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    But granted, the northerners are fairly germanic.

    My northern Italian friends hold the southern Italians in contempt, “Arabs” is what they uncharitably call them. The northern Italians are closely related to the western Europeans, and they too have some [email protected] origins. The Lombardy in particular, they are the descendants of a Levite clan who were responsible for the music, choirs, instruments, etc., in the Temple. Most of the Levites are with the J#ws, either in Israel or still in their diaspora, but some are in northern Italy and north-west Wales*.

    It is this sense of kinship which caused the north Italian kingdoms to join with Hannibal on his march on Rome, Hannibal had succeeded Samson as the hero of Dan.

    *I suspect that the Welsh Levites were Cohens, those of the priesthood who became priests of Baal amongst the northern [email protected] in their Mediterranean and western Europe exile, i.e., the Druids.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anyway I’m happy I don’t appear on their hit list.

    Yes you do Cohenite.
    We all do.
    Catallaxyfiles.com is listed as a foul den of CCC deplorability.
    Wear it with pride.

    (See fig 2 column b)

  120. Robber Baron

    Uriah Heep Turnbull slithers out and spruiks his investment portfolio. ScoMao should just cut all renewable subsidies and watch Turnbull’s wealth implode.

  121. Robber Baron

    61 – 3.

    Bancroft and the Paki gone.

  122. Infidel Tiger

    Roydon Ng
    @RoydonNg
    Up to 100 pro-China demonstrator been separated by Police away from the pro- #HongKong rally in Martin Place, #Sydney. The group of mostly Chinese international students have sung the Chinese national anthem and declared that Hong Kong is part of #China.

    How great is immigration?

    End this farce now.

    China is not our friend.

  123. Fisky

    Speaking of the many joys of immigration, it was a great joy to be dawdling along at 20km/h today up Kwinana Fwy in a sea of cars…at 2.50pm. FMD

  124. Infidel Tiger

    Immigration is like heroin: so good at the start but after a while you are lying on a stranger’s couch covered in scabs eating your own shit.

  125. JC

    Artie

    Our cleaners are from shanghai. They’re nice hard working couple.

  126. Infidel Tiger

    we can all cherry pick good stories about immigration.

    Most immigrants were marvellous. But the law of diminishing returns has kicked in yugely.

    A decade hiatus and then let’s revisit.

    What is wrong with that?

  127. Oh come on

    I have never watched The Project before. Just clicked it on then for two minutes or so. Saw Waleed Ali jocularly grilling some ultra-expendable reality TV nobody because she tactically dropped a c-bomb on camera to raise her non-existent yet always aspirational profile.

    How is Waleed Ali not selling pencils on a street corner somewhere? He is just appalling.

  128. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Catallaxyfiles.com is listed as a foul den of CCC deplorability.

    Wishful thinking, Bruce.
    I doubt very much that the Cat is listed as anything, anywhere. Except maybe as a source of volunteers to hand out Liberal Party how to vote cards come election time.

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Peter – No, the Cat is indeed listed. You have to have good eyes to read the figure, but it can be zoomed into. We’re #91. I mentioned it this morning. We’re famous! Well, infamous.

  130. Oh come on

    Except maybe as a source of volunteers to hand out Liberal Party how to vote cards come election time.

    Don’t start this shit again, MV.

  131. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Just what exactly am I zooming in on, Bruce?
    The 91st electron in your comment?

  132. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Which particular shit are you referring to, OCO?
    There’s so much of it here it’s hard to keep track.

  133. cohenite

    BoN, you’re right; and Catallaxy is ahead of Jo Nova; she will be peeved:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09959-4/figures/2

  134. twostix

    Geesus.

    Everything is true. All of it. SRR was the most sane person on earth…

    Maxwell, 57, the alleged madam to the multimillionaire pdophile
    , was scarfing down a burger, fries and shake al fresco at an In-N-Out Burger on Monday while reading “The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives,” a nonfiction best seller by journalist Ted Gup.

    The whole thing is clearly a staged photo-op and a message is being sent.

  135. Bruce in WA

    Friday night prawn …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkSF9nALVpg

    Whaddya mean, “porn”?

  136. Muddy

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3133328, posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Not a good day. Contracted three types of cancer, including Man Cancer,

    I’m confused. Am I meant to be reading that literally? If so … why has no-one commented?
    If not … what the?

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    Catallaxy is ahead of Jo Nova; she will be peeved

    No, Joanne’s at #89. She’s more worthily deplorable than us Cats, which is as things should be.

  138. Some History

    Bishop’s plastic fabricator surgeon:

    https://imgur.com/0dGrHeF

  139. twostix

    Speaking of immigration, 50 people just endured a 45 minute train ride home on the quiet carriage with a gamma-looking sub contintental indian loudly jibber jabbering into his phone non stop the whole way.

    What unmeasured depths of tolerance and self restraint Australians have!

  140. Nick

    Speaking of immigration, 50 people just endured a 45 minute train ride home on the quiet carriage with a gamma-looking sub contintental indian loudly jibber jabbering into his phone non stop the whole way.

    A mate of mine carries and uses a phone jammer.

  141. notafan

    The French are wonderful at not putting up with that on trains.

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    Not a good day. Contracted three types of cancer, including Man Cancer,

    Should have said, ‘contracted before lunch.’ Roundup emits gamma rays doncha know?

  143. Tel

    Speaking of the many joys of immigration, it was a great joy to be dawdling along at 20km/h today up Kwinana Fwy in a sea of cars…at 2.50pm. FMD

    Working late today? Putting in a bit of overtime …

  144. Lazlo

    The Shanghainese are classy people JC. But downtown Shanghai, The Bund and Pudong, are now overrun by hoards of (Chinese) tourists, and I mean hoards.

  145. Muddy

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3133464, posted on August 16, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I’m just a simple redneck, Mayfly.
    I dun know nuffin.
    I’m pleased it wasn’t intended to be literal though.

  146. C.L.

    The group of mostly Chinese international students have sung the Chinese national anthem and declared that Hong Kong is part of #China.

    Was Paul Keating there in a changshan?

  147. C.L.

    Speaking of immigration, 50 people just endured a 45 minute train ride home on the quiet carriage with a gamma-looking sub contintental indian loudly jibber jabbering into his phone non stop the whole way.

    The jibber-jabbering of Anglophones on those toys isn’t any less annoying.
    I’m so old I remember when adults didn’t want to answer the phone in the evening and you didn’t normally phone other people’s homes on Sundays or past dinner time during the week. Whatever you needed to know, you would eventually learn if you were “out” or “unable to come to the phone” (a phrase used for many and varied situations). Along come portable, tiny phone-toys and every adult on the planet is now a five year-old who needs to be constantly “talking” to somebody. I barely suppressed a laugh the other night when I walked passed a 20-something man out pretending to exercise who was on the phone; I heard him say, “yeah hi, what’s for dinner?” My father regarded the phone – domestically – as something strictly for women. He certainly didn’t feel the need to ring Mum and ask what she was doing. He knew what she was doing: looking after their many children.

  148. Bruce in WA

    A mate of mine carries and uses a phone jammer.

    He will get jammed big time if caught.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The jibber-jabbering of Anglophones on those toys isn’t any less annoying.

    I’m remembering two conversations, at full volume, over a mobile phone – one, in a Wheatbelt pub

    “Yeah, the married bird that (Jonesy’s) rooting – yeah (Smithy’s) missus – yeah that’s her. Goes off like a firecracker, she does….”

    The other was in a well known Perth bookshop…”Now, this is absolutely confidential, and it’s not to be spoken about outside the office. No, it’s confirmed. (Blowfly Hollow) is going guts up. The (overseas partners) are pulling the plug. Convene a meeting in my office 8.00 tomorrow, and we’ll decide our strategy, but I must emphasize all this is utterly confidential…”

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Go away, 77 year old perky tits.

    Pointless responding to people like her, says Hairy, who has no complaints about my age or my boobies. She’s a stalker, he adds, noting the times she has tried to stalk me in the past, even trying to obtain my identity. Do not engage, he cautions me again. So I am under his instructions.

    She hasn’t mentioned when she got her Commonwealth Scholarship either, but perhaps I’ve missed that. Couldn’t be that she didn’t get one, could it? Surely not?

    Anyway, we made it to the cocktail party where we mingled with some of Sydney’s great and good. Lots of AM’s and OA’s on the name tags and Hairy all suited up looking very smart, me in black velvet quickly grabbed as a standby, which I finished off by wearing enough diamonds to excite. He hasn’t been with this crew for a while now, lots coming up to say hello. He seems to have been remembered quite fondly for his achievements. A lovely setting, I was looking good too, and I don’t see why I should give Johanna a second thought ever again.

    Spent some of the time chatting with a 77 year aboriginal woman, there as an ‘elder’, who distinctly warmed to me when our pasts in Sydney’s west came up in conversation and we found out we were also the same age. Then I found she’d been teaching typing at the Tech in 1963 a floor below where I was attending the Day Matric. I’ll bet you learned to type first, like I did, she said. I did, I answered. She nodded in understanding. We were both good typists. We knew what that meant. A decent job, not in a factory. Sisters under the skin for a moment, we were.

  151. C.L.

    I have yet to see leopard print attire look good on any woman.

    Just in: January Jones.

  152. C.L.

    As far as boob-offs go, this is the most famous ever.

    Game, SET, match.

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just in: January Jones.

    What lovely bbbbbbbbig bbbbbbbblue eyes the young lady has, indeed.

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh dear.

    Back from the pub. The only toppie was the Asian one who’s had some work done and now has cross-eyed nipples.

    Keno bent me over the ute. To recoup my losses, doubled the red inks in the slow learners’ room. Sydney beat Melbourne, thus cocking up my tips in the penultimate home and away round.

    Bugger. Back home. Raining in England, quelle surprise.

    Topic of the moment – elderly boobies. Again.

    Oh well. Nobody died. Yet.

  155. JC

    old bloke
    #3133423, posted on August 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    JC
    #3133359, posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    But granted, the northerners are fairly germanic.

    My northern Italian friends hold the southern Italians in contempt, “Arabs” is what they uncharitably call them. The northern Italians are closely related to the western Europeans, and they too have some [email protected] origins. The Lombardy in particular, they are the descendants of a Levite clan who were responsible for the music, choirs, instruments, etc., in the Temple. Most of the Levites are with the J#ws, either in Israel or still in their diaspora, but some are in northern Italy and north-west Wales*.

    It is this sense of kinship which caused the north Italian kingdoms to join with Hannibal on his march on Rome, Hannibal had succeeded Samson as the hero of Dan.

    *I suspect that the Welsh Levites were Cohens, those of the priesthood who became priests of Baal amongst the northern [email protected] in their Mediterranean and western Europe exile, i.e., the Druids.

    Old Bloke, I have no idea what you’re attempting to convey with your argument. Of course, if you examine any European nation or any other from different regions of the world that share borders with others you will find the least homogenization at the edges. It’s just stupid. to think otherwise or base your opinion on the outskirts like you appear to.

    Two countries with the most genetic homogenization in Europe are Italy and Finland. And the reason is relative geographic isolation. Now don’t confuse relative with total as the two words don’t mean the same.

    Here’s a chart displaying genetic admixture.

  156. JC

    C.L.
    #3133470, posted on August 16, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Speaking of immigration, 50 people just endured a 45 minute train ride home on the quiet carriage with a gamma-looking sub contintental indian loudly jibber jabbering into his phone non stop the whole way.

    The jibber-jabbering of Anglophones on those toys isn’t any less annoying.
    I’m so old I remember when adults didn’t want to answer the phone in the evening and you didn’t normally phone other people’s homes on Sundays or past dinner time during the week.

    I don’t quite get this new found intolerance. Wifey shares it too -about people gas bagging on their mobiles. What’s the difference, though, between to people going at it vs just one person speaking over a mobile? I don’t really get annoyed as I can zone out easily. I’m great for zoning out. We should be a little more tolerant I think.

  157. Steve trickler

    48:58 in length. This is a stunning walk.



  158. JC

    Fuck he’s a dickhead. Twice, he was booted for fucking around with energy.

    Malcolm Turnbull says Australia has the technology to become a “zero emissions energy country” and has declared there is no future for new coal fired power stations.

    After Scott Morrison was accused of undermining climate change action in the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvualu, the former prime minister took to ABC radio to declare global warming an “existential matter for the Pacific”.

    Mr Turnbull said Australia should plan to become a renewable energy powerhouse and declared “coal is simply not competitive anymore”.
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    “Its advocates are basically arguing out of self-interest. Whether it is political self-interest, whether it is financial self-interest. The simple economics of a new coal-fired power stations in Australia does not stack up,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “The critical thing is to get to a zero or near zero emission energy sector and we have now the technology to do it. It is simply a question of engineering and economics. We absolutely know now that renewables are the way to go. Storage is affordable and feasible but you have got to build and plan for it.

    “We have got phenomenal solar resources, phenomenal wind resources. So we can become a cheap energy country, a clean energy country, but we have got to plan it.”
    Mr Turnbull, with wife Lucy and his former foreign minister Julie Bishop at Paddington’s Cipri Italian restaurant on Thursday.
    Mr Turnbull, with wife Lucy and his former foreign minister Julie Bishop at Paddington’s Cipri Italian restaurant on Thursday.

    Mr Turnbull hit out at “climate denialists” in the Coalition party room who he claimed scuppered the national energy guarantee in the final days of his prime ministership.

    He said Australians would have cheaper electricity prices under the NEG than under Mr Morrison’s energy plan.

    “Regrettably the failure of the NEG, because of the insurgency and the coup and all of those things that happened last year, what that means is that electricity prices will be higher and electricity will be less reliable and emissions will be higher than they otherwise would be,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “The problem with the climate denialists, of which there are too many, is what they are basically doing is ensuring that we have less reliable, higher emissions and more expensive energy. So that is the price of their political games.”

    and he’s still at it.

  159. johanna

    Hey Steve. Just to let you know that I really enjoyed the Tangerine Dream clip you posted last night.

    I’m a huge fan, have been forever. I saw them live in the Albert Hall in Canberra decades ago. An unforgettable concert.

    Still play their stuff, especially Rubycon, often.

    Thought you might like to know that your work is appreciated here. 🙂

  160. Mark A

    johanna
    #3133509, posted on August 17, 2019 at 2:14 am
    Thought you might like to know that your work is appreciated here. 🙂

    No need for that, his head is big enough already.

  161. IT:

    How great is immigration?
    End this farce now.
    China is not our friend.

    Chinese society has never been a friend of anyone’s except the Chinese.
    Something our forebears knew instinctively and that we have had scrubbed from our collective consciousness.

  162. calli

    The jibber-jabbering of Anglophones on those toys isn’t any less annoying.
    I’m so old I remember when adults didn’t want to answer the phone in the evening and you didn’t normally phone other people’s homes on Sundays or past dinner time during the week.

    A rule I still apply. And I’m hopeless at phone “catchups”. If the kids are anything to go by, it’s genetic.

    And if Roundup is deadly, I should be six feet under many times over. But then, I never drink the stuff.

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