Tuesday Forum: August 27, 2019

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  1. Zatara

    ‘spitting is a violent crime’

    It is an attack with a potentially deadly biological weapon. To expect the police to tolerate such an attack on themselves is ludicrous. IMO it’s a great way to get a dirty sock shoved in your mouth for their protection.

    Once upon a time I was at a town hall sort of meeting. The local cops had given a presentation and were answering questions. The topic of resisting arrest came up. As I recall the cop said “If you want to argue about your arrest do it in Court, because resisting arrest with force and violence leaves law enforcement little choice in how to respond. Rest assured, you are going to lock-up once they say “you are under arrest,” the only question is if you will have to stop off for medical attention on the way. That choice is entirely up to you.

    Perhaps those days have passed, but I certainly hope not.

  2. C.L.

    Girls are rejecting new curvy Barbies, preferring the original, thinner dolls. Girls considered the curvy Barbie — with a more rounded stomach and thicker legs — “not pretty” and said she “has no friends”.

    They will have to be punished for this.

    I channel-flipped on to that Embarrassing Bodies show last night and the subject was boobs. It featured a team of topless British women being tutored on boobular stuff. One thing that really stuck out (so to speak) was just how misshapen, blubbery, overweight and beaten-up these 20 and 30-something women looked. I mean, even facially they were jaded. Their great-grandmothers were svelte and feminine. I don’t know what happened. The Pill, entitlement to be a slob and lots of food would be my guess. Western women are becoming a horde of ungainly Big Berthas.

  3. Percy Popinjay

    It’s 2019 and there hasn’t been a marijuana thread of doom for about four years. 🗿

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    And finally, whenever this happens little girl cops get to go on the teev and squeal about they shouldn’t have to be punching bags. My friend’s view is that this is mostly horseshit. If anyone seriously thinks they’re not going to be seriously hurt and/or scarred by being a copper they’re in the wrong job.

    There are people, as there have always been that hate them with a passion and will take them down where they can. Instead of lady cops in the paper saying ‘oh but they hit a girl’ they should approach it from a simpler angle. If (apparently) someone swings at you, whether it connects or not, return the favour fivefold and charge them appropriately.

    Then, when they get out of hospital and/or remand they will be a [sometimes] walking advertisement to their idiot mates of what not to do. An even simpler solution would (apparently) be – if you don’t spit on the cops, you won’t get a hiding.

    Also bear in mind, though, that any support for cops doing cop stuff will be minimal if not non-existent from management posing as senior police, who themselves should be arrested en masse for impersonating police officers.

    If the courts won’t impose justice, they must have it from the constabulary. The public expects – nay, demands it. There’s the often misappropriated quote amongst all the other shit on my mate’s office wall:

    ‘Peaceable people sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.’

  5. feelthebern

    The addition of HFCS to food products is pretty evil.
    I don’t understand why natural sugar isn’t a good enough food additive (if you must have it in the first place).

  6. Bruce in WA

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Australian rainfall since 1900.

    “A land of drought and flooding rain”.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    Right on cue.

    Panahi, with the skin of an Island princess on the teev talking about midget girlies with police shirts on in Flinders Street.

  8. thefrollickingmole

    Speaking only for myself, the only time I reacted with what probably seemed like unseemly force was being spat at/bitten by a detainee.

    Apparently being bitten is my combo spinach/red mist trigger, and unsurprisingly 100kg of me lading on the assholes stomach with my knee made him reconsider his dietary choices.

    punched, abused eyc, no worries, but bitten…

  9. feelthebern

    I can’t believe monty used to date Rita.

  10. Top Ender

    Two chaps I served in the Navy with received bravery awards for a brawl where they joined in to help defend the police.

    From memory was in Huskisson NSW, and the boys in blue were set upon by around 15 blokes after they went in to arrest one, from memory again, on an outstanding warrant – he was a violent crim who they recognised from their crib sheets or whatever they have. Old mate’s mates decided he wasn’t going; two more coppers arrived, and then it was on for young and old.

    The Navy blokes joined in and it became a shoulder to shoulder fight with the arrestee on the floor in cuffs and the police and Navy chaps defending themselves and stopping him being taken. Was busted up eventually by more cops arriving and lots more arrests being made. Our blokes were given a minor gong for it – forget which one but it was a proper one rather than a nice laminated certificate.

  11. JC

    Western women are becoming a horde of ungainly Big Berthas.

    On the whole they are truly disgusting. Play a game, next time you see a bunch of teenage school girls, try and spot the normal one – the one without the gum tree stumps for legs, double chin and ax handle waist. (It’s about 10%). Young dudes are really in for a hard time with these overweight, self-entitled land whales.

  12. Top Ender

    Absolutely thick!

    MARINE INCIDENT: Northern Territory Police are investigating a marine incident which occurred off the coast of Elcho Island on Wednesday 28 August, 2019.

    At about 1:00pm Galiwinku Police attended Point Bristow, situated at the southern end of Elcho Island and at the western entrance of the Cadell Strait, after receiving a report that a vessel, with numerous persons on board, was sinking.

    Upon arrival, police located a four-metre boat partially submerged in the water, approximately 60-80 metres from shore.

    Twenty-one people who had been on board the vessel were all accounted for. The vessel occupants swam through the shallow water and made it to shore. The majority were children aged as young as five. A number of the children clung to the overturned vessel and adults made numerous trips back and forth to retrieve them.

    Police enquiries have confirmed that there were no life jackets, no Epirb, flares or any other safety equipment on the boat. Had the vessel sunk further from shore, it would likely have resulted in significant loss of life.

    Senior Sergeant Daniel Whitfield-Jones stated, “This is a timely reminder that skippers on the water must operate their vessels in a safe manner. This includes ensuring that all safety equipment is on board, the vessel is seaworthy and that it is not overloaded. This could have had a significantly worse outcome. Police would like to thank everyone who assisted with the rescue. Their timely intervention prevented further injuries or death occurring”.

    Investigations are continuing.

  13. areff

    a four-metre boat … Twenty-one people who had been on board

    Twenty-one very, very small people, one guesses.

  14. Ubique

    In the Oz today: Genetic links to same-sex sexuality.

    Yes, we’ve heard for at least thirty years now that LGBTIQ are born not made. The findings of the study points to the existence of five genetic markers linked to same-sex behaviour.

    I suspect those so strongly in favour of abortion on demand as a matter of choice, haven’t thought of a future where babies might be aborted for reasons their parents wish to avoid having LGBTQI offspring.

    It’s of course already happening on account some parents don’t want girls. And children born with Down’s Syndrome are fast disappearing. Are children with possible LGBTQI tendencies next? Where does all this lead to?

  15. The Countess

    The same place it’s always led to: wholesale murder of both the born and the unborn. Where in history has it ever led anywhere else?

  16. calli

    Girls rejecting new ‘not pretty’ curvy Barbie dolls

    Well, well, well. Why would that be?

    One very important reason why Barbie was designed the way she was is very simple – the body shape made her easy to dress. Little fat fingers could slip the clothes on and off the smooth, non-bendy limbs. The old style dresses even had tiny zippers.

    The lie about old Barbies being female stereotypes is still being parroted. Yet in ‘65 I had a Barbie astronaut, and there were doctor outfits (amongst other non-domestic/fashion) in the catalogue.

    These zealots spoil little ones’ play. There is nothing these creatures won’t attack.

  17. If the courts won’t impose justice, they must have it from the constabulary. The public expects – nay, demands it. There’s the often misappropriated quote amongst all the other shit on my mate’s office wall:

    ‘Peaceable people sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.’

    The past (across the world) indicates that if justice is not delivered by the courts, then the police will deliver their idea of justice.
    Dangerous times.

  18. Diogenes

    Tiny brain cells grown in a petri dish can be induced to emit electrical waves similar to the ones coming from humans, scientists have discovered for the first time.

    The stem cells grown in a lab at the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) were encouraged to become cerebral cortex cells, Alysson Muotri, co-author of the research published in Cell, explained to The Register.

    It’s the first time that these simple brain waves have been detected in lab-grown cells, but they have been spotted coming from fetuses. “Five years ago, I would say that it would be impossible to detect these waves in a brain organoid that was artificially created and outside the uterus. Now, I think it is inevitable,” he added.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/30/brain_laboratory_robot_worm/

    Wow !

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Corruption body to probe ‘serious incident’ complaints against police

    Remy Varga
    Reporter
    @RemyVarga
    An hour ago August 30, 2019
    1 Comment

    Victoria’s independent corruption body will review more than 50 “serious incident” complaints made against police by Aboriginal people.

    The Independent Broadbased Anti-Corruption Commission announced today it will undertake an audit of 55 complaints closed last year by Victoria Police.

    “The audit is examining 55 files closed by Victoria Police during 2018 where the complainant or a person involved in a serious incident following contact with Victoria Police has been identified as an Aboriginal person,” IBAC said in a statement.

    The announcement comes after Eathan Cruse, who is Aboriginal, was awarded $400,000 in damages by Victoria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday.

    Mr Cruse was assaulted by police during his arrest at his parents’ southeast Melbourne home in April 2015 as part of Operation Rising to thwart a suspected terror ­attack on Anzac Day.

    IBAC said the audit intended to improve the handling of complaints against Victoria Police made by Aboriginal people as well as raise awareness of IBAC’s role played among indigenous communities.

    “IBAC’s audit aims to identify issues and potential areas where Victoria Police can improve its handling of complaints by Aboriginal people, and also identify good practice that Victoria Police could consider more broadly,” The statement said.

    “The audit also aims to raise awareness of IBAC’s police oversight role among Aboriginal people.”

    Mr Cruse, then 19, was arrested in connection to a plot to behead a police officer, but was released without charge hours after his arrest.

    From the Oz.

  20. areff

    One very important reason why Barbie was designed the way she was is very simple – the body shape made her easy to dress.

    The very first Barbie was easy to undress, a hooker from a German comic strip. Every Red Light bar in Hamburg is reputed to have the little minx as a mascot. Then Mattel cleaned her up, straightened her morals and made billions.

    https://time.com/3731483/barbie-history/

  21. Mater

    The past (across the world) indicates that if justice is not delivered by the courts, then the police will deliver their idea of justice.
    Dangerous times.

    And from a societal point of view, the ‘Broken Window Theory’ indicates that smaller transgressions left unpunished, will only lead to bigger ones.

  22. thefrollickingmole

    As mentioned before, lack of police doesnt mean a crime free for all.
    It tends to mean citizens mete out disproportionate “justice” to those who offend.

    Lots of nasty stuff online where people are beaten/killed and brutalised when they stole from the wrong shop or were caught Paping someone.

  23. calli

    Lol, areff.

    And I thought this was a family blog.

    * just for the record, my Barbie was a model of sobriety and prudence. And I still have her, in her original box no less.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘original box’

    PHRASING.

  25. bespoke

    He! KD had something similar but chickened out.

  26. areff

    Your Barbie is probably worth a mint, original box ‘n’ all, Calli. You should get it appraised.

  27. calli

    She probably is. But she goes to one of my granddaughters. Marked “to be played with”.

  28. Bruce in WA

    So Cardinal P3ll is still in high-security solitary confinement, locked down for 23 hours a day.

    Friends say his health is declining as a result of this lack of exercise, fresh air and sunshine,

    Which is probably the idea …

  29. Entropy

    Littlest miss entropy, who is a bit of a barbie herself, has an extensive barbie collection. Nearly all gifts as it was clear she liked that sort of thing. Anyway, they sure aren’t in their original box, they’re all lumped together under her bed, their hair a knotty mess. And nearly all completely naked.

  30. areff

    That trio are the founders of Tufty Women Against Twat Tonsuring, last seen at the Cat during the pubic wars of a month-or-so ago. I think they won.

  31. bespoke

    But it’s not mint in box. They are rare these days.

  32. calli

    Chuckle.

    Only on the Cat. I love this place.

  33. Nick

    Horse face is at the thong clapper-bunnies game. I hope the bunnies flog them

  34. C.L:
    .

    I mean, even facially they were jaded. Their great-grandmothers were svelte and feminine. I don’t know what happened. The Pill, entitlement to be a slob and lots of food would be my guess. Western women are becoming a horde of ungainly Big Berthas.

    Yeah, but fuck just one goat…

  35. areff

    My niece, who is a young emergency room doctor, regaled Christmas dinner a few years ago with accounts of the strange things found jammed up her patients’ bottoms. Apparently it is a common thing to fall off ladders and land open-cheeked on beer cans, bottles, light bulbs, ox bones and, yes, Barbie, who must have been revisiting her Hamburg roots

    When the niece began to explain the difficulties in extracting Barbie, due to her little arms digging into soft flesh on the way out, my prim and proper Mum (age: 92) just about choked on her turkey.

    Madam Doctor did, however, manage to impart the advice that if you’re hellbent on being pegged with a Barbie, feet-first is the way to go. Plus there’s all that hair for gripping when the moment comes to extract.

    I didn’t think Mum was going to make it to 93.

    If all that doesn’t get an absent Cat back on the thread, nothing will.

  36. Boambee John

    Rambler at 1810

    The past (across the world) indicates that if justice is not delivered by the courts, then the police will deliver their idea of justice.
    Dangerous times.

    And if neither the courts nor the police do so, then the public will.

    As the Instapundit is wont to say:

    “Criminals should remember that the police are there to protect offenders from the righteous vengeance of the victims.”

  37. Nick

    When the niece began to explain the difficulties in extracting Barbie, due to her little arms digging into soft flesh on the way out, my prim and proper Mum (age: 92) just about choked on her turkey.

    Hahahahahahaha

  38. Frank

    Apparently it is a common thing to fall off ladders and land open-cheeked on…

    Apparently it is quite common but also churlish to point out that the Sidchrome spanner was wearing a condom.

  39. Knuckle Dragger

    Barbie up the clacker. Feet first.

    Words to live by.

  40. Roger

    Refreshing to see Jose Ramos Horta speaking respectfully about East Timor’s relationship with Australia.

    Evidently the young nation is too strategically insignificant to attract Chinese interest.

    And it’s not “sinking”.

  41. areff

    Sidchrome spanner was wearing a condom

    Aye, you canna gland a man a grander spanner

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    I used to call a girlfriend of mine ‘spanner’.

    Made my nuts tighten.

  43. areff

    Socket beats spanner every time

  44. Arky

    Daisy Duck was cute.
    Nice little caboose.
    I’d like to douse her in hoisin sauce and roll her in a pancake with cucumber strips.
    Dunno what she was doing hanging around with that Donald loser.


  45. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Tonight’s entertainment courtesy of melodic genius, Bill Mc Clintock

  46. John Constantine

    Donald Duck may have courted Daisy, but Howard the Duck flaunted Beverly.

    https://www.cbr.com/howard-the-duck-censored-sex/

    Comic Legends: The Censored Sex Life of Howard the Duck

  47. Here ya go!
    For all your medicinal needs.
    It will, of course, be a scam to get the money and bank details, but you have to admire their pretension.

  48. Nick

    Donald Duck was a hermaphrodite. The drake is the make and a duck, a female of the species.

  49. egg_

    he compared Cassie to a special needs girl.

    A Leftoid hypocrite?
    Blow me down!

  50. Black Ball

    24 years since Ted Whitten passed. Still choke up when they screen his lap of honour around the MCG. Especially when he cradles his son’s face.

  51. areff

    24 years since Ted Whitten passed. Still choke up when they screen his lap of honour around the MCG. Especially when he cradles his son’s face.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d2Swogf7pA

    Know the feeling.

  52. Delcon

    Anyone who wants to watch our ABC at its unbiased best is invited watch this coming Sunday’s Insiders. I anticipate no moralising from the presenter and panellists about that family of fakeugees from Biloela. The ABC’s sticking to its charter should be a magnificent sight to behold.

  53. Steve trickler

    Tony Heller has not finished with Potholer. Fingers crossed, Potholer responds. I figure he’d be shitting himself.

    If he does, he’ll probably cite another IPCC “Peer Reviewed” paper to mount a defense…..that’s what we want folks.

    Heller and fun with that tactic last time. And that was about Methane. Heller pushed aside Potholer and ripped the authors of the paper he cited.



  54. areff

    Dougie Hawkins breaks down (item #3) on The Footy Show upon hearing of Ted’s death.

  55. notafan

    Didn’t someone say something about accepting the courts decision?

    already been all the way to the high court

  56. zyconoclast

    Western women are becoming a horde of ungainly Big Berthas.

    On the whole they are truly disgusting. Play a game, next time you see a bunch of teenage school girls, try and spot the normal one – the one without the gum tree stumps for legs, double chin and ax handle waist. (It’s about 10%). Young dudes are really in for a hard time with these overweight, self-entitled land whales.

    Excellent 10 min video on the subject

  57. Leigh Lowe

    I mean, who hasn’t inserted a Barbie, Ken, golliw0g or teddy in a moment of passion?
    It happens.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Okay. You’re here in Australia. You know you can’t stay forever.’
    ‘Yep.’

    ‘Sure you can live outside the city. You’re not refugees, you’re going home at some point.’
    ‘Got it.’

    ‘You’re aware that even though you’ve got two kids it won’t affect the decision.’
    ‘All over it.’

    Court. ‘Fine.’ Court. ‘I got this. High Court. ‘Thanks boss. I’m good.’

    ‘This way to the airport.’
    ‘NOOOOOOOOO!!!! It all happened so fast! Can’t we all stop and think about this?’

  59. Frank Walker from National Tiles

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

    Read on.

    Not all fentanyl research is bad. Demonising opioids is misguided. What are you going to do when you get old and get cancer? Drink some piss weak ‘erbal tea?

    The above-mentioned drug has made advances in anesthesiology possible.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    already been all the way to the high court

    From the link

    In that judgment, the judge noted that Nades had returned to Sri Lanka on three occasions during the civil war and there was no evidence to suggest his family still living in Sri Lanka was at risk from authorities.

  61. Delcon

    If someone could plant in the media the suggestion that the Tamil couple are LNP supporters it can save the rest of us from ever hearing about them again.

  62. candy

    There is also a lot of obese Western men. The sedentary lifestyle and addiction to high fat and sugary foods is not confined to gender, in my opinion. The health system is burdened by both genders in this regard – diabetes, heart problems etc.

  63. JC

    Candy

    A fat dude.. well that we forgive, but not fat shelias. Lardball sheilas is unforgivable. As the Godfather said. “that we do not forgive”.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    Right this minute in this country, there are big fat porkers writing on Lorna Jane’s FB customer service feed, bitching about how they don’t sell anything in sizes 14 and over, and that how the company should be embarrassed about fat-shaming the public.

    Tip (based on a brief observation during the week): If, when you say you want gravy on your jumbo schnitty and chips, you expect ALL the gravy in the pub instead of SOME gravy, it might be time to head into K Mart or wherever else sells active wear for manatees and give Lorna Jane a miss.

  65. candy

    A fat dude

    They are bit unattractive jc. Women don’t like it. Contrary to opinions, women don’t mind baldness if there is a fit, well maintained body with good grooming underneath with a kind natured personality. Truly.

  66. Daisy Duck was cute.
    Nice little caboose.
    I’d like to douse her in hoisin sauce and roll her in a pancake with cucumber strips.
    Dunno what she was doing hanging around with that Donald loser.

    Donald fell from favour when he began shooting up, he went into rehab but was force fed to alleviate his gaunt stature. He eventually had his liver turned into pate and was rendered down for fat.

    On the upside his jacket and hat went to a collector for 7 figures in the 1990’s.

  67. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    candy
    #3144332, posted on August 30, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    There is also a lot of obese Western men.

    Quit your bullshit.

    Women are shorter than men.

    They ought to weigh less.

    Enough.

  68. MatrixTransform

    They ought to weigh less.

    square-cube law and all

  69. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh dear. I suspect I was becoming something of a Barbie rather than having ambitions towards having one to practice on, because my 1956 at fourteen I had a spotted blue dress with a large white cowl collar exactly like the one in areff’s Barbie link. I also started using blue eyeshadow for my blue peepers and hot red lipstick. These were my efforts at ‘growing up’ in real time not in dolly time. All of my dollies, and I had about fifteen of them when I was under ten, were garnered from various sources and even a few made from ‘dolly’ wooden pegs, were much loved and were my ‘babies’. Other girls did have a ‘bride’ doll, but I was never lucky enough to receive one of those.

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    in 1956

  71. Steve trickler

    Another spot on EQ forecast from Dutch. ( 30 mins )

    Astonishing track record. And is being given a hard time from Big-Tech Censorship.



  72. mh

    JC, Kamala asks a question:

    Kamala Harris
    @KamalaHarris
    Colorful. Vibrant. Joyful. Unapologetic. Powerful. How could you not love @lizzo?
    https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1166326733286629376?s=20

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    To be fair to fat chicks – there may be a tiny minority out there with some sort of unstoppable medical condition that sends glands onto the nitrous, but statistically they’d be outriders (thanks Bob).

    There might even be some prescription meds that make you put on a little weight. I’m certainly not a scientitian but surely that could be managed.

    I’m talking about the great big orcas heaving their way through shopping centres, inhaling their third lunch souva and wailing ‘How did it get to thiiii – iiisss?’ before blaming Mum and/or Dad for being ‘big’. No, darling, all that means is your Mum and/or Dad were great big fat lazy pricks as well.

    The gene is laziness. It’s actually not your DNA, you monstrous stinking snuffling sow.

    The upside is that little kiddies learn politeness outside home for the first time quite often by not laughing at the shuffling cellulite-packed bean bags in Coles as they search for their keys, unaware they’ve become lodged under one giant, manta-ray sized udder and are at risk of melding into her ribs if left undiscovered.

  74. JC

    To be fair to fat chicks – there may be a tiny minority out there with some sort of unstoppable medical condition that sends glands onto the nitrous

    Bullshit. The only unstoppable condition is overeating and no exercise.

  75. Arky

    because my 1956 at fourteen

    ..
    Typo.
    Surely you mean 1656.
    ..
    Yeah I know, I’m reusing my Delta material, but I can’t use it on her without risking a thumping with a wooden leg.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    I dunno JC. That’s why I qualified it.

    Get Mitch or Bruce or Tel or somebody in here and they can explain it. If w ask nicely at the time.

  77. areff

    Cut it out, with the fat roasting. There are quite a few big gals out there who more than make up for it with personality. Plus they’re generally smarter because they can’t get away with the desireable-but-dumb routine. Doesn’t mean they can or would change a tyre, but they are capable of understanding the vulcanisation process.

  78. mh

    Bloomberg TicToc
    @tictoc
    Thousands gathered in a #MeToo #ProtestToo rally in Hong Kong to oppose alleged police sexual misconduct against female protesters #香港
    https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1166901154476974080?s=20

  79. Helen

    My last cook was a bigger girl, but such fun! We laughed and laughed over so much and nothing, she was such a pleasure to be around. She is beautiful too with flashing eyes and masses of hair and knew how to dress to present herself to advantage.

    And when you were laughing with those flashing eyes you never thought about the bigness. You can have your plastic fantastic barbies, with their fake tits and their botoxed lips and their clutching claws, give me character and brains and beauty in any size, any day.

  80. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/

    Irony is not dead.

    The almost illiterate grab about ‘Mans sick revenge porn act’ article in the local news section followed almost immediately on the scroll to an article in the technology section wondering if the body parts in a dish are thinking.

    It is redundant to say that the body parts in the dish have a chance of being more aware than the idiots at news.com.au.

    https://dilbert.com/

  81. John Constantine

    Faith, the world’s chubbiest female superhero, meets her hero, hilary clinton.

    We need this movie.

    https://www.vox.com/2016/11/1/13474760/valiant-faith-hillary-clinton-exclusive-entire-comic

  82. Overburdened

    KD

    Fat chicks are fat.

    No need to try and rationalise it.

  83. John Constantine

    https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/14321?ln=en

    Why Is the Obesity Rate So Low in Japan and High in the U.S.? Some Possible Economic Explanations
    Senauer, Benjamin ; Gemma, Masahiko

    More than one billion adults are overweight worldwide, and more than 300 million of them clinically obese, raising the risk of many serious diseases. Only 3.6 percent of Japanese have a body mass index (BMI) over 30, which is the international standard for obesity, whereas 32.0 percent of Americans do. A total of 66.5 percent of Americans have a BMI over 25, making them overweight, but only 24.7 percent of Japanese. This paper examines the reasons Japan has one of the lowest rates of obesity in the world and the United States one of the highest, giving particular attention to underlying economic factors that might be influenced by policy changes. The average person in Japan consumes over 200 fewer calories per day than the average American

  84. zyconoclast

    Faith, the world’s chubbiest female superhero, meets her hero, hilary clinton.

    We need this movie.

    https://www.vox.com/2016/11/1/13474760/valiant-faith-hillary-clinton-exclusive-entire-comic

    This picture shows her disturbing super power.

    She will “swallow” them whole (or should that be hole?)

  85. twostix

    The media reports that flooding the female body with oestrogen and progestogen 24 7 causes cancer.

    What then of the pill which is exactly the same thing, asks….nobody.

  86. twostix

    Look at what they’ve done to us..

    “As I’m still in the workforce full time, I really can’t afford not to be at my best.

    A quote from a woman as to why she has to flood her body with young female hormones that cause cancer in order that she may keep “working” in a cubicle.

  87. Arky

    19 stone.
    A whole lotta woman:


  88. Geriatric Mayfly

    but they are capable of understanding the vulcanisation process.

    Remember it well. Stinking hot day, not even a shady tree to coast toward; once the flat tyre had been announced with a string of well chosen adjectives. Off with the wheel, then the spanners to remove the tyre from the rim. More profanity, especially if the tube was in danger of being pinched. Hole found, chalk mark applied, vulcanising patch clamped on offending puncture. Then the moment this tot had been awaiting. Lighting the patch, lots of sizzle and smoke. Then out with the hand pump and the language takes another turn for the worse relative to the exertion required.

  89. Helen

    K so you have a 91.7% chance of NOT getting breast cancer while on HRT.

  90. John Constantine

    https://coach.nine.com.au/latest/10-reasons-why-the-japanese-have-avoided-the-obesity-crisis/5ce477ce-f3be-4a4d-a1a9-da0ff4ee812c#10

    Eat small portions of fermented seaweed with two sticks, never eat dessert, fatshame your family, can’t afford the logistics of car ownership, meat too expensive.

    Their Australian left are hellbent on this entire Nipponese cultural blueprint, except the chopsticks part.

    Guess what their abc will preach next?.

  91. Sinclair Davidson

    areff – few people these days can change a tyre.

  92. twostix

    K so you have a 91.7% chance of NOT getting breast cancer while on HRT.

    There’s 10 people in a room, a man with a gun comes and and says he’ll kill one person.

    Good luck!

  93. Steve trickler

    The efforts of these Train chasers with there cameras is on show here. All going for the perfect shots.

    This is one of their stories.



  94. John Constantine

    Alabama Shakes, the big girl on a big stage.

  95. Sinclair Davidson

    Very impressive. I have male heirs who cannot change a tyre.

    I fear my line will go extinct.

  96. Infidel Tiger

    Western women are becoming a horde of ungainly Big Berthas.

    Body confidence culture. No shame culture.

    Extremely fat and unattractive Sheilas have been told to embrace their bodies.

    I don’t mind you being fat sweetheart, it’s the midriff top and the micro shorts that show off the fat rolls from your vag I find off putting.

  97. Overburdened

    Ellie

    Just better all round, and without the interpretive dance (10 bonus points)

    https://youtu.be/YqeW9_5kURI

  98. Mark A

    Yeah, try that after the wheel was put on by an idiot in the tire place using an impact wrench adjusted to max torque.
    😒

  99. Arky

    Yeah, try that after the wheel was put on by an idiot in the tire place using an impact wrench adjusted to max torque.

    ..
    Sorry.

  100. twostix

    The pill has definitely turned many western women into strange looking creatures. Bloated, distorted.

    Anyone who works in the city and sees a diverse mix of females can’t help but notice that most western women, aside from being childless, are becoming monstrous and bloated to look at. I’m not talking fat, but a weird bloated look about them.

    Other race’s women still maintain their feminine traditions and look forward to motherhood and retain their femininity, in form and in motion that most western women retained until a decade and a half or so ago.

    Terribly sad to stand on a train and observe an absolute ocean of childless, miserable, bloated po-faced 30-40 year old women scrolling through their facebook pages reading other childless miserable women’s feeds.

    Oh well, sad for them, my children won’t be looking after them.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    I once removed a truck wheel that was reverse threaded.

    Had to snap the bolts and buy a whole new wheel assembly, but I got it off.

    I was convinced someone had glued those nuts on. Felt kind of stupid when I found out it was a reverse thread, but also felt like a real man for perservering and breaking that shit.

  102. John Constantine

    Alabama Shakes, Brittany unleashed and untampered.

  103. mh

    To be pedantic, she is actually changing a wheel.

  104. Arky

    Yeah, try that after the wheel was put on by an idiot in the tire place using an impact wrench adjusted to max torque.

    ..
    Don’t worry, I compensated for over torque-ing your wheel nuts by leaving the brake bolts finger- tight.

  105. JC

    Sinclair

    Cars have run flat tyres now. You don’t need to change tyres.

  106. Mark A

    Infidel Tiger
    #3144379, posted on August 30, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I once removed a truck wheel that was reverse threaded.

    Stupid Japanese trucks used to have that system, never understood the reason.
    They of course took it over from some other bright sparks.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Yeah, it was one of those stupid Jap tip trucks.

    Big error, but I learnt.

  108. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Very impressive. I have male heirs who cannot change a tyre.

    I fear my line will go extinct.

    I had heirs who voted Labor.

    They were invited to look up “disinherited” in the dictionary.

  109. twostix

    Here’s what we’re going to do for you in thirty years, barren spinsters.

    We’re going to team up with our children, nationalise superannuation and put all that money it into education, natalist and pro young-family policies.

    Sorry you wasted your life, but you have to pay for your society at some point!

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Boris Johnson
    @BorisJohnson
    ·
    55m
    The referendum result must be respected.

    We will leave the EU on 31st October.

    #LeaveOct31

    Crack on, Boris. A grateful nation salutes you.

  111. P

    Ellie, you are a kind and friendly person, so may all good things come your way.

    A blog like this needs the input of honest and genuine people such as yourself, regardless of what others may think or deem acceptable. Your input is important if at times for nothing more than balance.

    Cheers.

  112. twostix

    Speaking of tyres there’s all these online tyre websites now.

    They seem to be a rip, the tyres are cheap but then they direct you to get them fitted at their partner fitting places, and it’s suddenly $100+ to fit four tyres.

    Suddenly not so cheap.

  113. Mark A

    Arky
    #3144382, posted on August 30, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    ..
    Don’t worry, I compensated for over torque-ing your wheel nuts by leaving the brake bolts finger- tight.

    So that was it?

    Really, we couldn’t take off the wheel even with using a 4 foot pipe as an extension for the wheel brace, all we achieved is to split the brace.
    Had to call the road service.
    Impact wrench was needed.

  114. twostix

    Everyone knows you’re Ellie, “P”.

  115. JC

    Suddenly not so cheap.

    It’s how you try to make a little money in very commoditized markets. Carmakers are now notorious for it as they try to make money from after sales service. Most of them have proprietary software now , which allows them to gouge.

  116. JC

    There’s a downside to wealthy countries creating limitless wealth. The surplus is so big even the most useless can gain wealth through doing almost nothing noteworthy in your life.

    Off the coast of Cape Cod and reachable only by boat or plane, Martha’s Vineyard has long been a popular summer destination for top-shelf politicians, from the Kennedy clan and former Secretary of State John Kerry to the Clinton family and former President Barack Obama.

    Now, a report last week that the Obama family is buying a $14.85 million Martha’s Vineyard home from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck is casting a spotlight on the island’s south side. There, just a few miles from Edgartown, sprawling nature preserves meet expansive ponds and sandy barrier beaches.

  117. Overburdened

    The precept that by learning one thing you learn a thousand things is profound, if not numerically accurate.

    The issue I see is that a significant cohort under the age of (arbitrarily, say..) 35 don’t know how to do anything much, not even to get off their arses to turn on the television.

    Without challenge and failure, people lose the capacity to cope with other because they have not learnt resilience from the lessons of experience. I say this as a declaration based on my professional experience and that I am old enough to know how to replace a power switch, stretch a fence, pull a worm and dig a hole.

    Noodle armed hipsters and land whales with no physical activity who have been coddled and helicopter parented are doomed, as most probably am I.

    I intend to go out in the middle of doing something.

  118. areff

    Several weeks ago, as I mentioned on the Cat, I was stopped twice by NSW’s fine-est in a few miles. As there had been venomous discord with a fellow RWDB, I wondered if that individual that shopped me to the wallopers for crimes unknown. You know, harassment, just to make life miserable. It’s been eating at me.

    Today I made some calls and spoke with, on one of them, a very nice officer, explained my suspicions and said I didn’t really want to believe anyone could be that low.

    He told me, nicely, I was an idiot. And that, most likely, the had been a local alert for a handsome, dignified, grey haired gent in a black 4WD, a description I happen to fit. As I wasn’t stopped again in NSW, that makes sense.

    So, to the RWDB on whom my suspicions and sharp tongue fell, I apologise.

  119. P

    Everyone knows you’re Ellie, “P”.

  120. twostix

    Really, we couldn’t take off the wheel even with using a 4 foot pipe as an extension for the wheel brace, all we achieved is to split the brace.
    Had to call the road service.
    Impact wrench was needed.

    Tyre shops seem to like punishing their customers occasionally, it’s weird.

    My old dad, a mechanic, used to do backyardies for people. If it was a womans car he’d tell us to not lean too hard on the wheel nuts because she might need to change a tyre and wouldn’t be able to get them undone with the brace.

    As a kid I’d think of mum trying to change a tyre. His concern never made sense.

    Since them in all life I’ve never seen a woman change a tyre. I have seen a few men pulled over on the highway to change stranger women’s tyres for them though. It’s nice to see that, the heart of a normal nation still beats faintly.

  121. Candy

    I have changed a tyre. I used the car manual instructions from the beginning step 1, found the right place for the jack, loosening the nuts first, for wheel choc i used a paver brick, etc. I read and followed the instructions carefully. The wheel nuts weren’t impossible and putting pressure on the end of the ratchett wrench tool was enough leverage just as the manual described. It was not easy but anyone can do it following the manual for your car.

  122. twostix

    P is moi, twostix?

    Why not.

  123. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    And when you were laughing with those flashing eyes you never thought about the bigness. You can have your plastic fantastic barbies, with their fake tits and their botoxed lips and their clutching claws, give me character and brains and beauty in any size, any day.

    Dear lord I hope society’s choice isn’t My 600 lb Life vs World’s Worst Plastic Surgery.

    Vote 1 Meteor.

  124. Mark A #3144384, posted on August 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Infidel Tiger
    #3144379, posted on August 30, 2019 at 10:05 pm
    I once removed a truck wheel that was reverse threaded.

    Stupid Japanese trucks used to have that system, never understood the reason.
    They of course took it over from some other bright sparks.

    It’s not as uncommon as you’d first think. I’ve encountered it a few times, enough to look for it if I’m pulling the wheel nuts off anything bigger than a car.
    (The reason of course is torque)

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Home invader fought off with steel baton in East Victoria Park
    PerthNow
    August 30, 2019 9:00AM
    Rhianna Mitchell

    A 70-year-old woman has told how she and her brother fended off a burglar with a steel baton during a terrifying home invasion in East Victoria Park last night.

    Edith, who did not want her surname published, was cooking dinner at the home she lives in with her 91-year-old mother Bronia and went outside for a cigarette just after 6.30pm.

    She heard a huge crash and went to investigate with her brother Frank, who is also staying at the home. They discovered the kitchen window had been smashed in.

    Thinking it was a gust of wind, Edith returned to the kitchen when she heard Bronia scream. They came across a man who was rifling through their belongings in a bedroom.

    An altercation ensued between Frank, 72, and the offender.

    Edith remembered there was an old police baton from England in the room and went to grab it.

    Edith said her only thought was protecting her family.

    Strikes me that this lady would make a pretty damn fine Kitteh.

  126. Ellie

    Ok. Happy to play, twostix.

  127. Steve trickler

    Bald, travels even deeper into Russia.



  128. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The issue I see is that a significant cohort under the age of (arbitrarily, say..) 35 don’t know how to do anything much, not even to get off their arses to turn on the television.

    You’re almost a victim of your own low expectations.

    http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-youth-shouldnt-try-until-theyre-35.html

  129. Old School Conservative

    anyone can do it following the manual for your car.

    Real men don’t read manuals.

  130. Mark A

    Old School Conservative
    #3144408, posted on August 30, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Real men don’t read manuals.

    Only when all else fails of course, like asking for directions.

  131. twostix

    Whe I was about 5 mum ran the car out of petrol on the way home from grocery shopping.

    I remember her walking us over to the nearest house, going inside ringing dads work and having him come and rescue us.

    This was perfectly normal including:

    A) The absolute given that the first house would have someone decent and civilised at home in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week.
    B) That person was a familiar soul and we would, of course, go inside and use their phone and hang around for a bit like old family friends.
    C) Dad would leave work at-will and come to us no worries.

    Tell me how this would work now and why this timeline is superior.

  132. P

    Real men don’t read manuals.

    I know. I watched the whole series featuring a Fawlty Manuel.

  133. Arky

    I remember her walking us over to the nearest house, going inside ringing dads work and having him come and rescue us.

    ..
    Good thing they didn’t shoot her for trespassing, eh?

  134. Sinclair Davidson

    areff – you are an idiot. Can we quote you?

  135. Ellie

    Ellie, you are a kind and friendly person, so may all good things come your way.

    A blog like this needs the input of honest and genuine people such as yourself, regardless of what others may think or deem acceptable. Your input is important if at times for nothing more than balance.

    Cheers.

    Hi, P. Thank you for your kind words. Muah!

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tell me how this would work now and why this timeline is superior.

    I would have been about ten years old, my mother got a flat tyre in the car, on the way down to Perth.

    Two police officers pulled over, and changed the tyre…

  137. Bruce in WA

    I was convinced someone had glued those nuts on. Felt kind of stupid when I found out it was a reverse thread, but also felt like a real man for perservering and breaking that shit.

    Be there a man with soul so dead
    Be there a man with face so red
    Be there a man so thick in the head
    He’s never heard of a left-hand thread.

    Mantra drilled into us about removing gun barrels from the action.

  138. John Constantine

    Their alex turnbullites was going to do a thing with alita resources.

    Now in receivership.

    https://www.afr.com/street-talk/kordamentha-takes-the-keys-to-alita-resources-20190829-p52lv0

  139. Bruce in WA

    A 70-year-old woman has told how she and her brother fended off a burglar with a steel baton during a terrifying home invasion in East Victoria Park last night.

    Bet you any money you like they confiscate the baton! You CANNOT have a weapon to defend yourself in WA!

  140. Gab

    I had a flat tyre last week. Rang the RACV (NRMA for you northerners) and a very polite man reassured me someone would be there in around 40 minutes. Okay, such is life. Five minutes later I got a text letting me know Knight in yellow and blue RACV van would be there in 10 minutes and by the way, here’s a link to the app where you can see where said Knight was in real time. Like Uber app but for RACV. Lovely Indian man in turban drove up in 10 minutes, changed the tyre and was on his way in 5 minutes.

    I don’t need to read no manual. That’s why God created men. 🙂

  141. twostix

    Good thing they didn’t shoot her for trespassing, eh?

    Oh Arky.

    Imagine still smarting over a battering I gave you literally two years ago.

  142. Arky

    Ha.
    Just reread the 2016 thread arguing with 2stix about blowing away intruders.
    Painful.
    My views have moved a fair bit in three years.
    Stuff you libertarians and your brain washing mind control techniques.

  143. areff

    All my apologies are genuine. I get a lot of practice.

  144. Mark A

    Hope I’m not tempting fate, haven’t had a flat tire for, I can’t remember how long.

  145. Arky

    Not linking to it.
    Go soak your head Stix.

  146. Mark A

    PS, except the last time with the stuck wheel nuts years ago.

  147. Arky

    I still beat the stuffing out of you, even though it was me vs. a dozen libertarian autists.

  148. Arky

    It shows an incredible intellect to be able to win the debate while arguing the weaker position.

  149. John Constantine

    https://higginsstormchasing.com/sudden-stratospheric-warming-what-it-means-for-australia/?fbclid=IwAR1-izzqTslcerFGOPz8fDtHMAokLvCEUBkPxB7-qPrBsT-q_tDna93i6nI

    s the jet stream snakes more in its shape, it has tended to create large areas of blocking high pressure. In the Northern Hemisphere, these high pressure regions have typically developed over the Northern Atlantic Ocean and Scandinavia. What this has meant, is the area in between – the United Kingdom – has had extensive periods of dry, very cold (often icy) weather. In other words, those typical conditions where its a blue sky but so cold that its like the morning frost cant melt. Southern Europe during this same time, was slightly milder but also very wet and windy. The boundary between the large area of prolonged dry and wet and windy (between the United Kingdom and Southern Europe) has lead to extremely snowy conditions. The effects of these events at the surface may only begin to appear weeks after the event started 50km above the surface, so while its already underway now over Antarctica – we may see nothing until mid September.
    How can we translate this to Australia and New Zealand – well we cant really as we don’t know where the 2 blocking high pressure systems will be and where the ‘in between’ will be. What we can assume though, is there will be 2 large area of high pressure, in between them will be an area of very icy, cold, dry conditions. North of that will be an area of very wet and windy conditions, and in between will be very snowy – whether that actually happens over Australia or South of Australia will be a wait and see game, but given we are closer to the Equator than the United Kingdom, chances are our impacts will be less than theirs during the 2018 ‘Beast from the East’ event.

  150. thefrollickingmole

    Fits, piss be on them, make their ducatto tires so they only fit on one way.
    usual number of wheel studs, usual shape but with a small hole and protrusion on the hub & rim.

    Why in the name of fuckety fuck would you do hat?

  151. C.L.

    Tyre shops seem to like punishing their customers occasionally, it’s weird.

    Out of a general service or all-four replacement, current regs dictate the tightness – and the result is that wheels are a lot tighter than they used to be (or need to be).

    Do what I did – get a breaker bar to add to your spare tyre kit.

  152. John Constantine

    https://www.theland.com.au/story/6349450/indian-ocean-lift-odds-of-warm-dry-spring/?cs=4965&fbclid=IwAR2M3TVyd-0uIBcVhAUG8mm9K2jebVpkHLItLzcNZK8DTeoiXK4YujysYk0

    EA surface temperatures across the Indian Ocean are settling into a pattern that’s likely to promote low rainfall and high temperatures in Australia this spring.

    The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is an index that measures the difference in sea surface temperatures between the western and eastern sides of the tropical Indian Ocean. This index fluctuates between neutral, positive and negative phases.

    A positive IOD occurs when when cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures develop to the northwest of Australia near Indonesia, while unusually warm water develops on the western side of the Indian Ocean, near the Horn of Africa.

    This pattern reduces the amount of moisture being transported across Australia from the northwest, which usually causes below-average rain and above-average temperatures in some parts of the country during winter and spring.

    The IOD from Indonesia and the southern annular mode from Antarctica both inclined to a dodgy spring.

    The chicoms might get to eat a lotta sheep.

  153. C.L.

    He told me, nicely, I was an idiot. And that, most likely, the had been a local alert for a handsome, dignified, grey haired gent in a black 4WD, a description I happen to fit.

    I seem to recall telling you this is likely what happened, Areff.

  154. zyconoclast

    These girls will show you how to change a wheel, replace car battery and many other handy hints

    https://www.youtube.com/user/EyeHandy/videos

  155. C.L.

    Anyone who works in the city and sees a diverse mix of females can’t help but notice that most western women, aside from being childless, are becoming monstrous and bloated to look at. I’m not talking fat, but a weird bloated look about them.

    Yep. It’s very noticeable.

  156. John Constantine

    The chicoms buying demand has simply not cared about mulesed or unmulesed sheep, as long as the wool was at their price.

    Italian wool mills have focused on unmulesed wool, but not at a general premium.

    Now the chicoms have blown up the market, a lot of producers will tick the unmulesed or ceasemules box on the classers specs, so the Italians can buy.

    The onfarm inspections to confirm the status will be interesting.

    https://www.farmweekly.com.au/story/6128189/growers-urged-to-complete-declarations/

  157. Ellie

    Watch “Disturbed – The Sound of Silence [Official Music Video re edited]” on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/ppbhxukCd-4

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The chicoms buying demand has simply not cared about mulesed or unmulesed sheep, as long as the wool was at their price.

    The Memsahib used to buy fine wool clothing from a certain Australian fashion house. They explained, very apologetically, that their prices had increased, as they were paying a premium to buy wool from unmulsed sheep.

    Between clenched teeth, I explained that, as a producer of wool from unmulsed sheep, any premium they were paying certainly wasn’t being passed on to the grower…

  159. Mark A

    C.L.
    #3144433, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Tyre shops seem to like punishing their customers occasionally, it’s weird.

    Out of a general service or all-four replacement, current regs dictate the tightness – and the result is that wheels are a lot tighter than they used to be (or need to be).

    Do what I did – get a breaker bar to add to your spare tyre kit.

    They are useful no doubt, but sometimes when the nuts are tightened beyond reason only dynamic (not dynamite) force will loosen them.

  160. Infidel Tiger

    It ain’t just western women.

    Thunder thighs and legs with no knees is a pandemic.

    Bitches be shape shifting and taking the form of a jelly cake.

  161. vr

    What is the difference between “mulesed or unmulesed sheep”? Why is there a premium for wool from unmulesed sheep?

  162. twostix

    Just reread the 2016 thread arguing with 2stix about blowing away intruders.

    Three years ago ? ?

    Geesus arky, I really mentally raped you didn’t I ?

    Sorry.

    I enjoy your car videos for what it’s worth.

  163. JC

    Good work, vr

    Encourage him. 🙂

  164. Lazlo

    The difference is dags vr, no shit.

    On a different note, check out Guido Fawkes and his shot of Upper Middle Class Londoners protesting about “Democracy” whilst picnicking on bubbly, biscuits, cheese and olives. Priceless.

  165. Infidel Tiger

    Were you happy with the BHP dividend Zulu?

  166. twostix

    They are useful no doubt, but sometimes when the nuts are tightened beyond reason only dynamic (not dynamite) force will loosen them.

    A good hammer on the end usually works.

    (Where are you arky, this is meant to be your thing).

  167. mh

    Indian chicks living here have become the most bootylicious.

    But others would just say chubby. Depends if you’re a half glass full type.

  168. twostix

    There’s a downside to wealthy countries creating limitless wealth. The surplus is so big even the most useless can gain wealth through doing almost nothing noteworthy in your life.

    This isn’t a downside, this is the downside.

    Our middle classes are suffering from the same nihilistic lunacy that the old idol rich used to.

  169. Steve trickler

    Heller, calls it as he sees it.



  170. Zyconoclast

    Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce’s pay packet slid to a comparatively modest $9.99 million last year, as lower company profits and corporate mishaps dented executive bonuses at the airline.

    The figure is almost $1 million lower than last year ($10.8 million) and pales in comparison to 2018, when a dramatic jump in Qantas’ share price saw Mr Joyce’s pay skyrocket to an extraordinary $25 million.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/qantas-boss-alan-joyce-s-pay-falls-by-1m-on-lower-profits-mishaps-20190830-p52mhk.html

  171. Arky

    Don’t be a clown.
    You could r*pe a budgie and it wouldn’t notice.

  172. Arky

    At least you have a healthy attitude to boomers.
    I will give you that.

  173. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3144448, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Were you happy with the BHP dividend Zulu?

    Artie

    Wouldn’t you be. On a $30 million BHP stock position I’d be ecstatic. Let me see, that would be around A$600,000 in divs.

  174. Arky

    And the bugman stuff is good.
    Keep doing that.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tonight we watched a session from a series on Luxury (through the ages, tonight’s episode, Mediaeval times). Sumptuary laws featured, and naturally, the Black Death which changed the economy and produced a surplus of goods for the taking, or at least at a cheap rate, as well as high wages so you could also buy new. You too can have a lovely ermine fur collar, my Lady Bountiful’s leftovers since she’s dead and so are all her family; till, no, you can’t because there’s a law against it. And also the Church is agin luxury, for it is their word for sins of all sorts, including fornication. An interesting series, will watch it again next week and try t catch up with last week’s too. Presented by a youthful professor of Classics. It’s not a crowded field, comments Hairy dryly, to explain this anomaly. He was very good too, I thought, although Hairy was nit-picking on a few of his comments, as is his wont with TV academia.

    Earlier, we caught a good BBC interview (can there be such a thing? yes, this one). It was on HRT and the latest beat up on it. A woman in her 40’s who is on it and intends to stay on it until? That latter part wasn’t discussed. I started on it at 52 and I’m still in love with it. The man with this woman was her father, a senior epidemiologist, and he spoke enormous good sense about it in epidemiological terms, looking at the problems HRT stops women from having, which are so rarely included in the assessment, with all focus on Relative Risk. An 2% increase in a very low Relative Risk is hardly an increase to worry about, is the conclusion. A beat up, epidemiologically. That was my conclusion more than 20 years ago about that Wymynses’s Nurses Health Study where the data were very broad and were poorly examined and where the general tenre was anti Big Pharma.

    Three cheers for HRT, I say. A great improvement in general outlook, a sense of happiness and well-being, maintenance of youthful skin, hair, mucous tissues, figure, face, flexibility, absence of arthritis, and all for the cost of regular conscientious breast checks for cancer. What’s not to like? OK, that Damoclean Sword could still fall, but it may have fallen earlier without my regular little pill. Meantime I’ve had the fun of being thirty years younger on Catallaxy for ten years. Now I just have to cope with insults about my boozies, which are still in top notch condition, thank you very much. For an active femme in her fifties, that is. 😀

    Happy new fred when it appears, Cats. I’m off to bed, got a house auction to attend in the morning.
    Not ours!!

  176. twostix

    Were you happy with the BHP dividend Zulu?

    An easy million or two.

  177. Mark A

    Lazlo
    #3144447, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    The difference is dags vr, no shit.

    A lot more than that Lazlo.
    Flyblown or not.
    We don’t keep merinos for other reasons but it’s a lot more cruel not to mulesing than it is to do so.

    Only my take on it.

  178. JC

    I’m wondering.. it’s more hope than anything…. I’m wondering if the Comey face slap is a forerunner to a kicking he’s going to get over the illegal FISA warrants actions. Yea, I guess we live in hope.

  179. vr

    I’m wondering.. it’s more hope than anything…. I’m wondering if the Comey face slap is a forerunner to a kicking he’s going to get over the illegal FISA warrants actions. Yea, I guess we live in hope.

    There is no reason provided on why the justice department (or Barr) decided not to prosecute Comey. They should always do this lest it give the impression that there is a two tier system.

  180. JC

    vr

    I’m thinking there may be a small possibility this was the opening salvo by criticizing his actions very harshly and then hitting him hard on the FISA warrants. Sure, that can only happen in a parallel universe. Not here.

  181. Arky

    American Outdoor Brands Corp shares down 18.1% to $6.29 after Smith & Wesson gunmaker’s qtrly results miss and reduces outlook
    ** AOBC on track to open at more than 7-yr low if losses hold
    ** Posts fiscal Q1 sales of $123.7 mln, adj EPS of 3 cents vs Street consensus of $127.4 mln/7 cents, per Refinitiv IBES data [nPn3V0n6Ga]
    ** Lowers FY 2020 earnings forecast to $0.70-$0.78 vs prior guide of $0.76-$0.84
    ** Cowen trims its PT by $2 to $10 saying still-weak firearms demand following “anemic” Q1 and increased China tariff risk likely will outweigh strong new product launches
    ** Tariff impact mainly in AOBC’s Outdoor Products, 80%+ of which are produced in China, Cowen says in note
    ** On earnings call, AOBC said given uncertainty of tariffs duration and competition it is reluctant to push for offsetting price hikes in near term
    ** AOBC results follow poor report earlier this month from peer Sturm Ruger & Co ; RGR shares plunged 19% on Aug 1 after co reported 25% fall in qtrly sales, 59% drop in profits [nL4N24X4RK]
    ** YTD, AOBC has fallen 40%, while RGR has declined 21%

    ..
    Dropped like a stone on opening.

  182. vr

    JC– As you said, we live in hope. A lot of this wouldn’t happen if the populace wasn’t so ill-informed, disengaged, lack knowledge of civics….

  183. JC

    Arky

    All expected. America is gunned up to the gills having bought all their “requirements” during the Kenyan Administration. Those gun stocks shot up every time there was a mass killing during the Kenyan’s presidency because people went out and stocked up on the obvious expectation. The gun makers are currently going to hard times simply because of current lack of demand. Americans don’t any more guns for the moment. 🙂

  184. Lazlo

    I agree Mark A, a lot more to it than I understand as a City Boy. But I believe the demonisation of mulesing to be absolute green crap.

  185. JC

    It was really freaking weird with the gun maker stocks during the Kenyans prez.

    He was two things if nothing else. The Kenyan was the gun and the president. He was a gun and oil man.

  186. Arky

    ** Tariff impact mainly in AOBC’s Outdoor Products, 80%+ of which are produced in China, Cowen says in note

    ..
    Yes, they fell heaps before tariffs.

  187. Win

    Numbers is at it again this time with the Spastic Centres and the Cerebral Palsy League. It is interesting that Qld. Cerebral Palsy !League at their celebrations never mention that it was the McKeods in Sydney with a group of parents in 1948 who got together to do something for their handicapped children. For the McLeods it was their twins. With out active parents friends and a caring community the adults ended up in mental institutions. If the NDIS closes the respite centre Helwyn at Redhill in Brisbane once more people who need 24hour care will end up in institutions this time Old Age Care Homes.

  188. Win

    Coming from the ruins of Australia’s manufacturing industry the NDIs wages are mind blowing . It appears that the disable pay not only for care and the therapist but also the organisation for whom they work plus the NDIA and multiple layers until you reach the BOARD. I would like to know the number of disabled people and the number of people who now get their wages via the NDIS. All across the country there’s this great paper shuffling routine at nearly $200.00 per hour including travel time at the same rate.

  189. DrBeauGan

    Maria said she’d cook for me last night. This was after her asking me to cook for her and my refusing, partly because I’m a rotten cook and partly because I have developed a stiff knee which makes walking difficult. Then she discovered she needed to buy food which required money she didn’t have. So she postponed the cooking for a day and would call on me for cash, sometime in the evening. What time would she call? Late.

    Did late mean after ten pm? After midnight? After three in the morning? She wouldn’t say.

    She actually turned up at 09:30 this morning, which I guess counts as late. I was in bed asleep, and she was chirpy and full of beans. I had my morning shave and shower, while she crawled into my bed and pretended to sleep.

    I got my revenge by cooking her breakfast, 3 eggs, ham and yuca chips. With burnt bits. I had the same, but with fewer burnt bits. That’ll larn her. She went back to bed and I had a cigar. Then at 11:15 I threw her out so she’d be gone before the cleaning lady got here. And I was compromised irredeemably.

    Where she actually spent the night I did not enquire. It would have been tactless.

    Now she has gone back home to buy food for tonight, at least that’s the current understanding.
    Whether it will eventuate is anybody’s guess. I went out to buy some money and some wine on the off chance.

    There is no way I’m going to send her air tickets to Oz. She’d never make it. She has the organising and planning skills of a ten year old. I wouldn’t let a ten year old try to fly from Cuba to Australia, and I won’t let Maria try it for the same reason. God knows where she’d finish up.

    She skipped back a few minutes after leaving this morning. She’d forgotten her phone.

    If she were headed for the airport it would be her passport.

    In Cuba, being hopelessly disorganised doesn’t much matter because everyone else is too. So turning up a day late for an appointment is no big deal. Nobody expects much else. The assumption is that your life will be chaotic and beyond your control.

    The supermarkets embody the same principle. Buying things is more of a social interaction than motivated by a desire to get things. It’s a bit like Australia in slow motion.

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