Tuesday Forum: August 27, 2019

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  1. Nob

    johanna
    #3143423, posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:53 pm
    Mitch

    Daily Motion has some episodes of Low Winter Sun

    Mark Strong was brilliant in that.

    First time I noticed him, thought he must be a jock.

  2. rickw

    Fastway Couriers are the worst one earth.

    An item of mine has been sitting in their warehouse for 10 days.

    They suck arse.

    My fastway guy has managed to deliver zero packages in 12 months. He calls from a private number, two rings and then hangs up. I think he just loads up, does the obligatory calls, then drives to the local milk bar and dumps all the deliveries there.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Fatsways is most likely a money laundering or immigration scam front.

    They certainly aren’t couriers.

  4. feelthebern

    Dave Chappelle is a role model.
    Get to a position in society when you can do & say exactly what you want & no one can destroy you financially.

  5. rickw

    egg;

    I’m working from home today waiting for Bob & Blanche’s dining table to arrive.
    I’m not sure what will be the first meal to have on it.

    I hope there’s some sort of pressure washing going on before that.

  6. Overburdened

    Anyway, gotta rush, off to dump a bag full o’ cash outside Sussex St. さよなら

    Sumimasen nihongo ga ka wakirimasen.

    I don’t know what you are trying to say, and I think you may find it was the neighbors doing the bag dropping for the impeccably credentialled ALP.

    You have used Hiragana and not Katakana, but no cigar.

  7. feelthebern

    Uber driver last night.
    On the app he was meant to be a white guy.
    The driver that turns up was a very large black dude.
    He played Dire Straits for the 10-15 min ride.
    Didn’t speak.
    Gave him a five star rating.
    Best Uber ride in weeks.

  8. feelthebern

    Just to re-cap.
    I paid 650 for their dining table.
    Someone paid 800 bucks for his BBQ tongs & fork.
    Someone paid 900 bucks for Bobs day-bed.
    Could you imagine sitting on the day-bed & 20 years of Bob’s farts wafting out?

  9. Infidel Tiger

    The driver that turns up was a very large black dude.
    He played Dire Straits for the 10-15 min ride.

    Black dude playing Dire Straits?

    Cool.

  10. stackja

    mole – M – Fritz Lang. The Big Heat!
    Lee Marvin with coffee pot!

  11. Infidel Tiger

    Bern, what item were you hoping to get that went for $4k?

  12. feelthebern

    In the Oz today, it says that Gretel Packer is less than impressed with the Arctic P.
    Of all the super yachts you see, I would take that 60’s ice breaker over the lot of them.
    If you had to live at sea for six months, you’d know that thing would still be afloat.

  13. Des Deskperson

    ‘I’m working from home today waiting for Bob & Blanche’s dining table to arrive.
    I’m not sure what will be the first meal to have on it.’

    A French tart stuffed with Hazel’s nuts?

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Bob’s farts’

    You’ll get them from the table anyway, bern.

    As well as an infestation of ginger ants seeking the trapped moisture.

  15. feelthebern

    The Chinese soap stone seals.
    There was a set of 4.
    One of which was given to Bob by Jiang Zemin.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Learning, learning every day.

    The collective noun for a group of barmaids is a ‘disappointment’.

    A disappointment of barmaids. How apt.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    They should liquidate every pollies estate on their demise and auction the lot off.

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    No no no.

    It’s ‘disappearance’. A disappearance of barmaid.

    Even more apt.

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    A desperation of divorcees.

  20. feelthebern

    That’s what I find amusing with all this.
    No one is questioning how a former ACTU boss, former PM, was able to procure the wealth that he did.
    At least not publicly.

  21. stackja

    IT – Better liquidate pollies estate and return money to taxpayers.

  22. Knuckle Dragger

    A flight, plump or team of ducks while flying.
    A dopping of diving ducks.
    A raft of ducks idle in water.
    A paddling of swimming ducks.
    A badelynge of ducks on the ground.

  23. feelthebern

    A Perth of Thieves.

    h/t a chap from Perth I used to work with.

    He used to say there are two kinds of people in Perth.
    Those who are doing the thievery & those who are being thieved from.

  24. stackja

    feelthebern – nudge wink say no more?

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    An embarrassment of demos.

    A geek of engineers.

    These are all real.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    That’s what I find amusing with all this.
    No one is questioning how a former ACTU boss, former PM, was able to procure the wealth that he did.
    At least not publicly.

    Nifty Nev, Bob and Malbull all got rich the same way – mmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttteesssssssss

    Keating had to suck a bit of Indo dick for his wealth.

  27. Tintarella di Luna

    On Seven, Kerryn Phelps claiming that ethics have to catch up with medical advances.
    A curious inversion.

    I put that into Google Translate and this came up:

    making murder respectable?

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    A clipping of geldings.

    A knuckle of gangsters.

    Ha!

  29. feelthebern

    You know who doesn’t have to suck any dick?
    Dave Chappelle.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    A hailstorm of gunships.

    An unemployment of graduates.

    I am not making this up.

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    An ensemble of homosexuals.

    Enough.

  32. feelthebern

    A young Labor conference of Senior Labor Figures.

  33. stackja

    Shanghai Sam telling ICAC, I don’t know the woman. In so many words.
    The Chinese bloke ‘suicided’. How convenient.

  34. egg_

    # World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim: “Over the last 25 years, more than a billion people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty, and the global poverty rate is now lower than it has ever been in recorded history. This is one of the greatest human achievements of our time.”

    Doomsday cultists won’t like that one little bit.

  35. feelthebern

    The Western welfare state will have more than a billion people living in poverty within the next decade.

  36. egg_

    Shanghai Sam telling ICAC, I don’t know the woman. In so many words.
    The Chinese bloke ‘suicided’. How convenient.

    Sounds like a case for Johnny Engrish

  37. Mother Lode

    make it more difficult for them to hold the president accountable

    They don’t want to hold him to account.

    They want to sit in plush chairs on their irregularly cratered behinds waiting for him to rush at and impale himself on the spear that they are holding.

    You only have to listen to these people to see that they are too stupid to hold a President to account. The last one they simply didn’t – which even the then President’s press secretary explained: Just give them the talking points you want, let them coast by the bar, and off they go.

    They have not got Trump right once yet.

  38. feelthebern

    When was the last time a New York property developer was president of the USA?
    Seems like an ideal training ground for future presidents.

  39. feelthebern

    Do you want a career politician, community organiser running for president?
    Trump has changed the game.
    Post Trump2020, voter turn out will quickly revert to the trend lower.

  40. JC

    Mitch M

    Last evening, you excerpted:-

    There is plenty of data finding an association. 3 separate analyses below, one a meta-anlaysis

    Twelve pharmaceutical companies made sales visits. Eleven out of 12 companies’ visits were statistically associated with an increase in new medication starts (p < 0.05). As the number of sales visits increased, a greater statistical significance was noted. This study is one of the first to quantify pharmaceutical industry’s impact on psychiatric residents’ prescribing practices. It appears that psychiatric residents preferentially start companies’ medications shortly after sales visits. Furthermore, as sales visits increase in frequency, more of their medications may be started in newly admitted psychiatric outpatients.

    PMID: 11791954

    CONCLUSION:
    Physician-pharmaceutical industry and its sales representative’s interactions and acceptance of gifts from the company’s PSRs have been found to affect physicians’ prescribing behaviour and are likely to contribute to irrational prescribing of the company’s drug. Therefore, intervention in the form of policy implementation and education about the implications of these interactions is needed.

    CONCLUSIONS:
    With rare exceptions, studies of exposure to information provided directly by pharmaceutical companies have found associations with higher prescribing frequency, higher costs, or lower prescribing quality or have not found significant associations. We did not find evidence of net improvements in prescribing, but the available literature does not exclude the possibility that prescribing may sometimes be improved. Still, we recommend that practitioners follow the precautionary principle and thus avoid exposure to information from pharmaceutical companies. Please see later in the article for the Editors’ Summary.

    Micth, color me unsurprised more marketing has the knock-on effect of increases in prescription sales.

  41. feelthebern

    I know a pharma sales rep.
    Hot hot hot.
    A hard 9.

  42. Nob

    I would sack my sales people if they couldn’t get more sales.

  43. feelthebern

    She’s dating a surgeon.
    Who looks like monty burns.
    She knows how the game is played.

  44. JC

    feelthebern
    #3143478, posted on August 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I know a pharma sales rep.
    Hot hot hot.
    A hard 9.

    LOl.. yea I’ve seen a couple too when waiting in a doc’s office. You’re not wrong.

  45. feelthebern

    That is the one reason why the College of Surgeons in oz doesn’t admit hardly any.
    So they can keep their prices up.
    So decrepit old men can have hot young pieces.
    A proper use of market power.

  46. feelthebern

    A proper abuse of market power.

  47. feelthebern

    The average career of a coke dealer would have to be less than a year I reckon.
    But imagine what a year they would have.

  48. Mitch M.

    Micth, color me unsurprised more marketing has the knock-on effect of increases in prescription sales.

    But it shouldn’t. The point I was making was to rebut your claim that sales activities do not influence doctors’ prescribing habits. It is particularly bad in psychiatry. I don’t think it is a problem in Australia.

  49. egg_

    I know a pharma sales rep.
    Hot hot hot.
    A hard 9.

    Saw two floors of National liquor sales reps in Sydney who looked like “Models Inc.”
    SATP has prolly been paid some visits.

  50. The Barking Toad

    mh @ 12.36

    Every day I expect.

    Haha – nice one Centurion

  51. calli

    May I suggest a hospital grade disinfectant for the table, bern?

    And a de-greaser.

  52. calli

    That’s a nice table, bern.

    Check the pedestals for Aldi bags.

    You never know.

  53. feelthebern

    I’ve got an idea what it cost them.
    I feel like I’ve stolen it from Blanche.

  54. Dr Faustus

    Saw two floors of National liquor sales reps in Sydney who looked like “Models Inc.”

    Overkill.
    You could shift grog in Australia with Christine Nixon.

  55. feelthebern

    Eww.
    Calli after that crap Robin Hood I watched the other day that areff reviewed earlier, I think that whole story is wrecked now.

  56. JC

    Oh okay. They’ve just made the male candidates even more attractive hires because they’re making it harder for fellas to get a look in. Good work.

    A Sydney university is attempting to sort out what it calls the “woman problem” in engineering, information technology and construction by offering a 10 point entry bonus to female applicants in the hope of boosting numbers in those areas of study.

  57. Dr Faustus

    Video of man fishing while dangling from drone under investigation by CASA

    In the vision, taken at Upper Coliban Reservoir in central Victoria, the man, with beer at hand, is carried for several metres above the water, catches a fish and eventually returns to shore.

    CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said there were serious safety risks involved with what appeared in the footage.

    “It’s really not a sensible thing to do in any way, shape or form; there’s lots of things that could have gone wrong, someone could have been seriously injured.”

    Oh, fuck off.

  58. feelthebern

    Well done that man.

  59. bespoke

    Infidel Tiger
    #3143399, posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    Fastway Couriers are the worst one earth.

    An item of mine has been sitting in their warehouse for 10 days.

    They suck arse.

    Snap! And when it did come “Delivered to your door” was actually “Left behind the front gate in the rain”.

  60. calli

    Lawnchair Larry got into trouble too.

    He didn’t have beer or catch a fish though.

    Canadians, the ball’s in your court. Trump that!

  61. Some History

    An embarrassment of demos.
    A geek of engineers.
    These are all real.

    A trough of politicians.

  62. feelthebern

    OMG.
    I have now watched 1:48 of the Big Bang.
    In total.
    In my life.
    Just awful.
    F.

  63. feelthebern

    More like a toilet bowl of politicians.

  64. Tintarella di Luna

    When I last checked it was a lie of politicians

  65. Some History

    An embarrassment of demos.
    A geek of engineers.
    These are all real.

    A trough of politicians.

    A pirate of imbeciles.

  66. feelthebern
    #3143492, posted on August 29, 2019 at 3:28 pm
    I’ve got an idea what it cost them.
    I feel like I’ve stolen it from Blanche.

    Just check it to make sure its not legless.

  67. Dr Faustus

    Not unreasonably, engineering students are required to have put in 450 hours of “Professional Practice” to graduate (actually only 250 of those hours need to be in actual engineering, the rest can be stacking shelves at Coles, or conferences, and so on). That’s really not a huge ask; only 12 weeks over 3 or 4 years of study.

    My inbox is now filling with desperate emails from dopy undergrads, in their final year, hoping to graduate in December, who haven’t been interested enough to get their professional experience done – offering themselves as “unpaid interns” to get the necessary hours.

    Typically my business will get a couple of dozen – all without the basic self-awareness to realise that they have deselected themselves by their demonstrated lack of interest.
    Interestingly, they are never women.

  68. Mother Lode

    Video of man fishing while dangling from drone under investigation by CASA

    And it is up to CASA (and doubtless the AFP, ASIO, ASIC, DOCS, and any other department that wants to look busy) to protect the man from his own choices.

    There is a certain adventurousness that fuels innovation – sometimes it bubbles up in silly things, sometimes grand ones, but which ones will lead to new ideas cannot be gauged by the gravity with which they are tried.

    Something silly like this could lead to some amazing things.

    Besides – it looks like fun.

    And must be stamped out.

  69. Not Uh oh

    A couldn’t give a flying fv*k of doctor’s receptionists.

  70. Not Uh oh

    And move the apostrophe one to the right.

  71. feelthebern

    If you posted that on twitter you would be suspended for hate speech or not posting a trigger warning.

  72. Mitch M.

    There is a certain adventurousness that fuels innovation – sometimes it bubbles up in silly things, sometimes grand ones, but which ones will lead to new ideas cannot be gauged by the gravity with which they are tried.

    In these days the Wright Brothers would have been arrested for public endangerment and the aircraft dismantled before flight.

  73. feelthebern

    The Wright Sisters.
    I can see the Hollywood re-writing of history right now.

  74. stackja

    The 2019–2020 winter forecast is out from The Old Farmer’s Almanac—America’s #1 almanac and oldest continually published periodical.

  75. old bloke

    John Constantine

    Big Australia has chosen to genocide this culture, because our political orcs have a slavering appetite for aldi plastic bags full uf fifties, handed over by chicom billionaire property developers.

    This is something we should be celebrating. Our lords & masters used to sell us out for a “brown paper bag stuffed with fivers,” now they expect larger bags with larger denomination notes. We’re getting a better class of politicians these days.

  76. John Constantine

    Australia’s hated and despised elites are clutching their aldi bags full of chicom cash, cowering behind the Bollards of apartheid that protect them from the proles.

    Now we see that anybody handy can knock up a drone that can fly a hundred kilos of homemade politician extermination equipment straight over the bollards.

    Droneshield time [DRO, asx listed].

    No threat to the legalised corruption of our autocrats can be tolerated.

    Australia is unswervingly committed to the enrichment and preservation of our kleptocracy.

  77. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3143518, posted on August 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912)

    Gender Popularity of the Name “Wilbur” Since 1880, a total of 55,259 boys have been given the name Wilbur while we have no record of any girls being named Wilbur.

    Wilbur is a boy’s name of German origin meaning “resolute, brilliant”.

    Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948)

    The baby girl name Orville was given to 6 baby girls in 1921, ranking #1745 on the national girl baby name top chart.

  78. Diogenes

    My inbox is now filling with desperate emails from dopy undergrads, in their final year, hoping to graduate in December, who haven’t been interested enough to get their professional experience done – offering themselves as “unpaid interns” to get the necessary hours.

    Today, 3pm Design & Technology Major Works were due, kids have known about this for 2 years, and should have been working towards it all this year. My colleague, (lets call him Fred) who teaches D&T came in to work for 5 days of his last holidays to help the kids ( 1 came all days , 3 came 1 day(different days) , and the other 5 didn’t bother). I have been staying back until 6 to help 2 of them for several evenings, I have them for Software Design & Development, to help finish some Arduino programming and format & polish their portfolios(an offer made to all of Fred’s class) . Fred also said he would be available in the off periods during the Trials, and would be able to stay back after work & help given a days’ notice (ie tell me on Monday you would like me stay back on Tuesday) nobody took him up on this offer.

    Today one of those 5 wanted him to let them keep working alone in the workshop whiletaught abnother class, which he rightly refused.

    Queue complaint firstly to our support teacher who helps kids with assignments who supported Fred, then to the Deputy that looks after year 12, who came & spoke Fred, after hearing his reasons he supported Fred, then the outraged phone call from mum to the Boss, who then went & spoke to Fred, and rang home and supported Fred. Mum has threatened to complain to the Minister and NESA, the Boss told her to go ahead.

    Knowing the kids, and their work ethic, Fred has very careful to document in his diary every time he reminded them they need to extract the digit & offers made to come in out of hours & help, but it will still take a ‘person day’ of faffing around when the inevitable appeal or Ministerial comes down. (sigh)

  79. stackja

    Cops branded ‘racist’ after arresting ice-carrying teen

    He was brazen enough to carry a man-bag full of drugs and stolen loot into a Heidelberg court for his own hearing, but when police went to arrest the youth, they were branded racists.
    Mark Buttler and Aneeka Simonis, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    Police were blasted as racist in a courthouse after arresting a teen who sat before a magistrate with a bag of hard drugs and stolen property.

    The Herald Sun has been told the violent 17-year-old — wanted for gunpoint robberies — had been appearing on minor matters while holding a man-bag loaded with ice, cocaine and stolen property.

    But witnesses say that when police made their move outside the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court, family members turned on them and denounced them as racists.

    The boy, who is of African descent, grappled with police as they tried to arrest him and seize his man-bag last Friday.

    It was later found to contain about 10 deal bags of methamphetamine, cocaine and five mobile phones, including one suspected of being stolen in a home invasion.

    Stolen identification documents were also seized.

    The witnesses said the officers were branded “racist bastards” by the offender’s family members as they arrested the boy.

    The teen is regarded as a high-risk offender and is known to have carried firearms.

    Police sources have told the Herald Sun they are often accused of racism when dealing with young offenders of African descent.

    ..

    A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the teen was arrested outside court by Melbourne Embona Taskforce detectives over an armed robbery in Collingwood on August 10.

    He was charged with armed robbery, traffick methamphetamine and handle stolen goods.

    He has been remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

  80. Infidel Tiger

    Overkill.
    You could shift grog in Australia with Christine Nixon.

    Believe me, you’ll shift more grog with Nixon than a room full of hard 9 horn bags.

  81. stackja

    Diogenes
    #3143523, posted on August 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Give them a F. And make sure the grapevine to employers explain why.

  82. Diogenes

    Give them a F. And make sure the grapevine to employers explain why.

    NESA does the marking of these , they send teams of 2 examiners (teachers from different schools who do nothing but mark for 2 weeks). Needless to say there is a strong correlation between their trial HSC marks, and the amount of time spent on the project. ‘Fred’ and I have high hopes for one of the students we share (Band 6 in the HSC), and I have very high hopes for one of my girls who put in her art major work (a wearable robot suit, helped with the programming of some of the Arduino ‘special effects’. Note when I say helped , I identified the problem lines/routines, but left it up to them to suggest a fix.

  83. Diogenes

    Believe me, you’ll shift more grog with Nixon than a room full of hard 9 horn bags.

    I don’t know, if you get all 9 girls drunk enough, they might even go for someone like me (old, short, overweight, greying and balding – and NOT rich which cancels out the rest) 🙂

  84. feelthebern

    Did students really think they could work unsupervised in a workshop style environment?
    What planet are they on?
    They have a lot to learn about the real world.

  85. feelthebern

    Way back when it was called metal work & wood work, a mate of mine almost chopped his finger off when the teacher had popped out of the workshop for literally 2 seconds.
    Teacher asked him to tell a porky pie when asked about where he was, which he did because the teacher was one of the best.
    Good luck doing that these days.

  86. stackja

    Dumped Labor boss Kaila Murnain, Sam Dastyari face ICAC grilling

    Opposition leader Jodi McKay is sticking by her decision to suspend Kaila Murnain as NSW Labor general secretary despite conceding she is a “broken person” in an “untenable” position.
    Clarissa Bye, Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    Opposition leader Jodi McKay is sticking by her decision to suspend Kaila Murnain as NSW Labor general secretary despite conceding she is a “broken person” in an “untenable” position.

    In an emotional press conference, Ms McKay said Ms Murnain — who is understood to have harboured federal ambitions — would “never” run as a state or federal MP or hold a position again within the party.

    “There needs to be discussion on the next general secretary — Kaila will not stay in this role,” Ms McKay said.

    “Her position is untenable going forward — there will need to be a new general secretary of the Labor Party.”

    “She is suspended on full pay and I support that. She is a broken person. She is 32-years-old and her entire career has come to a grinding halt in the worst possible way.”

    Asked why she would not ask party officers to sack Ms Murnain, Ms McKay said the decision was “entirely up to her”.

    “On the advice of the lawyers and the decision I have made she has been suspended until the inquiry reaches its course,” Ms McKay said.

    “There are a number of people who still have to give evidence … I want to hear exactly what they have to say before making a further decision.”

    Having given evidence to ICAC herself in 2014, Ms McKay said she sympathised with Ms Murnain.

    “I’ve been there and I too cried,” she said.

    “I want Kaila to know and I want everyone to know it is a tough time being in the witness box and my heart goes out to her.”

    Ms McKay she was confident she would still be leader at the next state election in 2023 despite the party being in turmoil.

    Asked whether she was worried about losing power given Ms Murnain helped install her as Labor leader, she said: “The decision I have made is based on what is in the best interests of the party, not what is in the best interests of me”.

    She also praised the ICAC inquiry for having “opened the doors and let the sunlight into our head office”.

    It comes after former ALP senator Sam Dastyari, who today bizarrely rode to an ICAC corruption hearing on a share bike in a suit in the rain, has given evidence he told Ms Murnain to immediately get legal advice when they met about possible illegal donations.

    Arriving at the CBD offices of the ICAC on the green bike with his own helmet, Mr Dastyari said he felt “a lot of empathy for Kaila at the moment”.

    “I can only imagine what a difficult time she’s going through,” he said.

  87. feelthebern

    I used to love welding shit together.
    Fun times.

  88. Diogenes

    They have a lot to learn about the real world.

    Amen !
    but ‘not fair !’ you are not helping me today!!!!’ . Fred’s comment to me after he finished up the required paperwork -“at this point that extra hour would have made no difference”. He is a former cabinet maker, it was cabinetry project, & estimated, that it would have taken him at least 12 hours to get the project finished given its state when the bell went at 8:20 this morning. For somebody with no experience & guided by him (he can’t do the work, he can demonstrate on a small part , and they have to do the rest) he says about 15-20 hours.

  89. stackja

    She’s someone that I’ve cared about very very deeply for many many years and it’s just horrible to see her going through this.”

    Earlier Ms Murnain broke down in tears at the commission, when asked about her role not reporting a potentially illegal donation.

    Mr Dastyari was grilled about his memory of a meeting with Ms Murnain in September 2016 and why he didn’t report what she had disclosed to him about possible illegal donations.

    The hearing heard he was subjected to a compulsory ICAC examination behind closed doors last week and was unaware he would be a witness until then.

    ICAC investigators also asked today about his personal relationship with Ms Murnain and he said he did not communicate with her as often as he used to.

    “I am no longer engaged in day to day party politics, I’ve moved on from politics. Another reason being Kaila and I drifted apart earlier in the year in what she felt …. we drifted apart on a personal level.”

    He recalled picking up a “distressed” Ms Murnain up in his car on 16 September 2016, a Friday night, only weeks after he himself had been demoted from the Federal ALP front bench over his relationship with exiled billionaire Huang Xiangmo.

    ICAC heard they spent between 30 minutes to one hour and a half discussing the information that the “accounts for Chinese Friend of Labour … were not an accurate reflection of the events that had taken place and this deeply distressed her”.

    He said he was certain there was only one meeting with Ms Murnain and he strongly advised her to go the lawyers.

    Earlier evidence has been given by Ms Murnain that she met Mr Dastyari before a visit about 7.18pm to the ALP lawyer.

    But WhatsApp messages shown to the commission show a series of calls made by Ms Murnain to Mr Dastyari at 7.18pm and 7.19pm, and it was put to Mr Dastyari that she had already visited the lawyers.

    “She didn’t suggest she’d already seen lawyers?” counsel assisting Scott Robertson asked.

    “No.”

    Earlier Ms Murnain broke down in tears trying to explain her role in the Chinese donation scandal, forcing an ICAC hearing to pause proceedings to allow her to compose herself.

    “I should have made different decisions,” she said.

    Earlier, counsel assisting Scott Robertson said to Ms Muirnan “you appear to be having difficulty, emotional difficulty” about whether she had told ALP governance officer Julie Sibraa about her earlier conversation with MP Ernest Wong.

    “I think it’s everything,” she replied, in tears.

    Mr Robertson: “Is there a particular reason why my questions in relation to Ms Sibraa is causing you concern?”

    “Not particularly, this whole experience sorry.”

  90. Old School Conservative

    Diogenes, if The King’s School can let plagiarism pass without penalty in an HSC assessment, surely your school can turn a blind eye to a mere missed deadline?

    Use the “Every child wins a prize” justification.

  91. feelthebern

    Do humans still weld these days?
    Or is that all computers & robots?

  92. zyconoclast

    Secular people need a way to become J00wish

    A set of cultural and political mechanisms should allow non-J00ws to lead a meaningful J00wish life outside of [email protected]

    Four years ago, I wrote an article about how I acquired my J00wish identity. After the Tablet piece got published, I was lucky: My parents, friends, and partners — some [email protected] J00ws among them — accepted me as a J00w. Thanks to their acceptance, I was able to negotiate and construct my J00wishness in public spaces without having to turn to [email protected], [email protected], or the State of Isra3l for approval. Today, while living in the Diaspora and not being a member of any congregation, I feel J00wish, know a little bit of H3brew, celebrate holidays through the lens of their secular interpretation, and consider the J00wish culture to be part of my heritage. I am also seen as a fellow J00w by those J00ws whose opinion matters to me. Frankly, I don’t think it could have gone any better.

  93. feelthebern

    Ok.
    Table arrived a little while ago.
    Looks great, but I’m not sure about the “PK is a cvnt” that’s carved into it!

  94. Nick

    Snap! And when it did come “Delivered to your door” was actually “Left behind the front gate in the rain”.

    Yep! I ranted about this a couple of weeks ago. Surly subcontinentals

  95. Diogenes

    Diogenes, if The King’s School can let plagiarism pass without penalty in an HSC assessment, surely your school can turn a blind eye to a mere missed deadline?

    Fred is an old fashioned school teacher, he says the King’sEnglish HT should have been sacked (I agree with that sentiment). If NESA lets that go through, every kid in the state can, and should appeal their English HSC result

  96. feelthebern

    Oh & dumplings are on the way.

  97. stackja

    Earlier, counsel assisting Scott Robertson said to Ms Muirnan “you appear to be having difficulty, emotional difficulty” about whether she had told ALP governance officer Julie Sibraa about her earlier conversation with MP Ernest Wong.

    Oct 18, 2011 – Former NSW and Federal Labor Government senior staffer Julie Sibraa has joined public relations firm Jackson Wells as special counsel.

  98. feelthebern

    At another time, I’ll post a bit about the soap stone seals that have been given to Australian prime ministers by Chinese presidents.

  99. Kev

    Looks great, but I’m not sure about the “PK is a cvnt” that’s carved into it!
    So was Bob. 1986 at the Welcome Home parade for us Viet chaps marching past the saluting dais the bloke along side me (I swear it wasn’t me) called out to Bob who was taking the salute. “We’re not saluting you, you cvnt but the bloke behind (who organized the Welcome Home) Laughter all round and smiles on the other faces on the dais. Bob ignored it – we were only soldiers after all.

  100. Twostix

    blurted, “I have no child and I have one dog, and thank God he’ll be dead in 10 years.”

    I have many children, so do my siblings.

    The future is ours you will be forgotten.

  101. thefrollickingmole

    Besides – it looks like fun.

    And must be stamped out.

    We let people with testicles the size of raisins decide how normal people should live.
    I thought a drone with a good little release hook would be ideal for some of the cliff/ rock ledge fisherman, fly it out 70m or so then drop the hook & bait.

    Thinking it might be great idea I check. Yup people already doing it.
    I want them banned.

  102. None

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3143123, posted on August 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

    put your money where your mouth is Knuckles. I only accept apologies in beer.

  103. To those following the ICAC hearing: why is it so important to fix the chronolgy of the Murnane, Robertson and Dastyari meetings and phone calls?

  104. Mother Lode

    I’m not sure what will be the first meal to have on it.’

    I would think something caricaturishly French of a 70’s chef’s oeuvre.

    Fondue and Beef Wellington.

    Bob always struck me as a man of beer tastes but champagne pockets, and I can’t help but imagine that his notions of classiness are frozen in that decade. Blanche of a woman who worked from the front of her house with too much make up and cheap perfume that rolled over people unflaggingly like a tsunami, puffed up with airs as she looks scornfully down on street walkers.

    I have no doubt that if Hawke was PM today, not only would he make a conscious point of going about without a tie, but also without pants.

  105. feelthebern

    I find the idea of soldiers marching past a politician on a dais nauseating.
    Politicians using the defence forces for any kind of anything should be punishible by stoning.

  106. thefrollickingmole

    Proof that being a “feminist” rots your brain and makes you abnormal part 1,458,234 in a neverending series.

    Problem: Me whole “me Too” thing is making blokes less likely to be near ladies in the workplace.
    A normal person would see this as a form of self protection by men who can be ruined by a single allegation.

    But not in bizzaro feminist world.
    Its proof the “patriarchy” is punishing women!!!

    Men now avoid women at work – another sign we’re being punished for #MeToo
    A new study has found US men appear to be following Mike Pence’s lead. Maybe they’re angry that #MeToo ever happened

    A new study, due to be published in the journal Organizational Dynamics, has found that, following the #MeToo movement, men are significantly more reluctant to interact with their female colleagues. A few highlights from the research include:

    • 27% of men avoid one-on-one meetings with female co-workers. Yep, that’s right, almost a third of men are terrified to be alone in a room with a woman.

    • 21% of men said they would be reluctant to hire women for job that would require close interaction (such as business travel).

    • 19% of men would be reluctant to hire an attractive woman.

    …..

    But wait, even other women are less likely to hire attractive ladies, the reason…
    The 2018 survey results found that 10% of men and women said they expected to be less willing than before to hire attractive women. (Note: the 2019 results for women are not yet public.) Internalized misogyny really is a bitch.


    Note the wording, if a woman ever labels you creepy you should punch her in the nose, shes basically saying you are a proto-kiddy fiddler and she will label you to every person she meets after that.

    So there you go: most men are perfectly aware of the difference between a friendly hug and a creepy hug. They are perfectly aware of what constitutes harassment and what doesn’t. Which makes you wonder why so many men are afraid to interact with women at work?

    The answer to that question, perhaps, is that a lot of men aren’t so much afraid of being accused of anything as they are they are angry that #MeToo ever happened. They’re angry that they’ve been made to think about their behavior, made to interrogate power dynamics they always took for granted, and they are punishing women for it by refusing to interact with them.

    It’s worth noting, I think, that the Harvard Business Review article previewing the study’s 2019 results is headlined The #MeToo Backlash. You see that phrase a lot and that framing subtly implies that #MeToo went too far, that a backlash is only natural. It’s yet another form of victim-blaming; another way to quietly put women back in their place.

    Im going to make a wild stab in the dark here and guess the writer is a lesbian….
    People think I look like my girlfriend – but it’s natural to desire your doppelganger

    Got it in one…
    Why would you take the advice of a sexual outlier on sexual etiquette?
    May as well follow the advice of furries or diaper fetishists on normal sexual relations.

  107. Empire 5:5

    Leaving the DNC slave plantation in droves:

    According to Rasmussen commentary by Brian C. Joondeph, “Black support…is hovering around 30%. In 2016, Trump only received 8% of the Black vote.” Brian C. Joondeph reinforces these statistics in his Rasmussen article entitled “Have Pollsters Learned Nothing Since the Last Election?” In it he warns of “Fake News polls” in the 2020 election, saying “Opinion polls are as good as their samples.” It’s easy enough to put a fake slant on a poll to drive a desired agenda. Regarding the Black vote on an uptick, Joondeph continues, “If he doubled or tripled his support within this core Democrat constituency, traditional electoral predictions all fly out the window.”

    https://newrightnetwork.com/2019/08/rasmussen-black-vote-trump.html/amp/

  108. calli

    Authentic 70’s tucker:

    Cocktails – Grasshopper, Brandy Alexander, DA or VB (for the blokes)

    Devils on Horseback, French Onion Dip
    Prawn Cocktail
    Apricot Chicken, Glazed Carrots, Beans wrapped in chives
    Garlic Bread
    Black Forest Cake

    Washed down with Ben Ean or some sort of Claret.

    Port and cheese

    And we were all thin as rails.

    Enjoy!

  109. Mother Lode

    Looks great, but I’m not sure about the “PK is a cvnt” that’s carved into it!

    If you had bought the chairs you will probably find bits of chewing gum wedged into angles.

  110. Empire 5:5

    Politicians using the defence forces for any kind of anything should be punishible by stoning.

    What about actual defence?

  111. Mother Lode

    What cheese, calli?

    Blue cheese and port is notoriously good.

    (Not That cheap syrupy shit but.)

  112. thefrollickingmole

    No idea why the spam machine struck again.

    Heres the link, blah blah blah

    no point writing much else sinc it will trigger the snowflakeometer anyway.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/29/men-women-workplace-study-harassment-harvard-metoo

  113. egg_

    Surly subcontinentals

    Met a few myself recently.
    This blog seems to think they’re all benign, submissive little brown people – not when they form their own workplace ‘Mafia’, per the Silicon Valley discrimination case.

  114. bespoke

    Kev
    #3143544, posted on August 29, 2019 at 5:16 pm
    (I swear it wasn’t me)

    Sure!

  115. feelthebern

    Prawn cocktails.
    That’s good eating.

  116. calli

    Danish Blue, the one wrapped in the gold foil. And maybe a round of Camembert from DJ’s food hall.

    The port – a Brown’s Tawny I expect.

    And After Dinner Mints and percolated coffee (done on the stovetop in the Corningware). 😄

  117. Mater

    Kev
    #3143544, posted on August 29, 2019 at 5:16 pm
    (I swear it wasn’t me)

    I think we can also eliminate Bob as a potential suspect.

  118. calli

    We sat on crates and ate like kings.

    Good times.

  119. feelthebern

    A boxed bottle of Tyrells Bob Hawke port went for a couple of grand the other night.

  120. feelthebern

    Camembert story.
    A indigenous chap I knew in my younger years used to buy it at the super market and eat it like pie.
    The lot in one sitting.
    His nick name was “The Pearl” after Steve Renouf.
    I think he was hooked.

  121. johanna

    Avocado Vinaigrette

    Tournedos Rossini
    (with mash and 3 veg)

    Apple Crumble with ice cream

    Drinks:

    Cinzano Bianco on ice

    Porphry Pearl

    Tia Maria

  122. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    Rabid Leb Mu zzo and Greg Sheridan – should be interesting.

  123. egg_

    First up:
    Brexit666 BoJo666

  124. egg_

    Is Sheridan cutting his own hair these days?

  125. feelthebern

    I bet you Shanghai Sam rode that stupid bike from around the corner.
    If that.
    What a show pony.

  126. egg_

    Chinese honey chicken wings
    Chinese spicy chicken wings

  127. Dr Faustus

    The port – a Brown’s Tawny I expect.

    What ever happened to port?
    And that fateful time of night when the second bottle seemed such a good idea…

  128. calli

    I worked with a guy (in the 70’s) who said that avocados were better than sex.

    Sad.

  129. Johno

    Ben Ean, God I remember that. I thought I was the most sophisticated bloke on earth when I took a lass to dinner and ordered that. The waiter would pour you a bit ,you would sniff it, have a taste and grudgingly say OK. She would clean up her act, and the night was your oyster.

  130. Diogenes

    We sat on crates and ate like kings.

    The cubes of sliced cheese & ham (layered like a liquorice allsort)
    Fondue – with either oil as a main, or chocolate as a desert
    Blue Nun , or if you were really posh a Hunter Riesling
    Pims No 1 Cup
    TeeVee snacks if you couldn’t go the After Dinner Mints

  131. John Constantine

    When it comes to the corrupt ruling class of a bankrupt pacific island demanding that if they have to give up taking bribes from the chicoms, then the poor bastard Australian taxpayer must give them the money instead:

    The biggest crooks are our own entitled Australian kleptocracy.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  132. Nick

    What ever happened to port?

    I’ve a 1965 Portuguese port in a decanter. A Pedro Ximinez is always worth having too.

  133. Johno

    My sister married a really rich bloke when she was 19 and I was 12. They lived in the city, I lived in a town,I was one of the first through on the Wyndham scheme. I did OK in school, but the local school couldn’t carry what was called Advanced subjects, so I went to stay with them.
    I can remember going to dinner and seeing famous politicians seated near us, eating oysters and then relaxing in the lounge whilst the men flamed their Brandy. Talk about culture shock.

  134. calli

    Poor Greta.

    She’s “cleaning up after the adults”.

    Okay Sunshine. Get a job, feed and house yourself, then get back to me.

  135. Some History

    It seems that Greta™ loves attention.

    video – 2 mins 44 secs

  136. old bloke

    Local blacks are punishing foreign blacks

    Racists!!

  137. Infidel Tiger

    Do whatever you have to, to watch Chappelle’s new Netflix special.

    It is not only funny but the best social commentary you will see.

  138. Nick

    It’s cheering seeing Sturgeon and other Brexit deniers, whining about a lack of democracy.

  139. zyconoclast

    Free lunches for school kids, Government announces

    Thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

    Children in 30 primary and intermediate schools will begin receiving a free lunch every school day from term one next year.

  140. Nick

    Thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

    Let them eat oats.

  141. Mother Lode

    Brown Brothers port would work.

    There is an old French place in Balgowlah that still does beef Wellington – damn well too.

    And now the bottle shop near my house has Chu-hi.

    Life is good.

    Too good for some people.

    Ought to do something about that…

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    Porphyry Pearl to toast the bride and groom. Now that was a heady moment.

  143. Old School Conservative

    zyconoclast
    #3143598, posted on August 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm
    Kevin Rudd claims Australia will be hit by a recession in 2020 unless the government ‘carefully reflects’ on how he dealt with the GFC

    ….and immediately does the opposite of what he did.

  144. Geriatric Mayfly

    Kevin Rudd claims Australia will be hit by a recession in 2020 unless the government ‘carefully reflects’ on how he dealt with the GFC

    Gerry Harvey all ears.

  145. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Memories coming back, after reading about the wonderful meals of yesteryear.

    No one has mentioned the joy of enjoying a cigarette or six after the meal.

    I haven’t smoked for decades, but now I want to start again.

    Just one packet of Benson & Hedges.

  146. Old School Conservative

    The old standby “Asti Spumante” was aptly named.

  147. johanna

    No, no JB, it was either one of those cigars with the end dipped in port or a Sobranie Black Russian (Sobranie Cocktail for the ladies.)

    You philistine. 🙂

  148. Cassie of Sydney

    “zyconoclast
    #3143598, posted on August 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm
    Kevin Rudd claims Australia will be hit by a recession in 2020 unless the government ‘carefully reflects’ on how he dealt with the GFC
    Nick”

    Bolt showed a clip of Rudd last night ranting on about Hastie and China……I think that Rudd has serious psychological issues….he’s a sicko.

  149. egg_

    I bet you Shanghai Sam rode that stupid bike from around the corner.
    If that.
    What a show pony.

    +1

    Looked dry-as-a-bone in Sydney’s wet weather today.

  150. egg_

    Murnain left hung out to dry by Labya.

  151. Bruce in WA

    Liebfraumilch,anyone?

    One of my mate’s girlfriends (now his wife), just lurrrrved ‘Skip’n’Go Naked” …

    My old man loved sparkling Moscato … no wonder he had blood sugar readings in the high teens — and diabetes.

  152. zyconoclast

    No, no JB, it was either one of those cigars with the end dipped in port or a Sobranie Black Russian

    By the 1990s the cigar was dipped in a Lewinsky. That sounds Russian.

  153. Tel

    From the hand-wringer article about drones.

    Mr Anderson said while it appeared that no-one had been hurt during the flight, it was a risky operation.

    “For the person on the chair, the risk could be computer errors where the aircraft flies away, could be motor failures where the aircraft ends up in an uncontrollable state,” he said.

    That man should be sacked immediately because he has not the slightest idea about safety or about anything really. If you are in a chair a meter above a lake and something goes wrong you jump out of the chair. If you don’t have the brains to figure that one out, then you have no business making rules about anything complicated like a real aircraft.

    BTW: I think some fakery has gone into that video, the guy looks way too heavy to be carried by a battery powered device … not 100% sure.

  154. Siltstone

    Thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

    There is no such thing as a free lunch…

  155. Top Ender

    We have a fondue set somewhere.

    Actually I was a bit of dry martini fan for a while. Mainly through reading Ian Fleming.

    Not sure whether to eat the olive or leave it in there.

    The young ladies I bought them for probably thought the martinis were paraffin or something, but they were too polite to object.

  156. Tel

    Kevin Rudd claims Australia will be hit by a recession in 2020 unless the government ‘carefully reflects’ on how he dealt with the GFC

    Rudd dealt with the GFC by running up a massive government debt after Peter Costello carefully saved for a rainy day. In other words, he didn’t deal with it, he punted it forward. We are still dealing with the problems that Rudd/Gillard/Rudd gave us.

  157. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    FFS, why do the shaky isles need a ridiculous free lunch programme?

    If you can’t feed your kids, give them up for adoption or rightfully they shouldn’t be yours.

    FFS, the west already has a staggering and unsustainable level of welfare. If Mum and Dad spend the money on Lion Red, then fuck off!

  158. dover_beach

    By all accounts, it was very emotional in the Victorian parliament this afternoon as the bill interfering with the sacrament of confession passed in the lower House. Tears flowed. Apparently, intruding into the confessional were repentance is sought anonymously is the only thing between the police and the
    apprehension of child abusers. Tom Elliot on 3AW is very upset with Comensolli for preferring prison to this proposed law.

  159. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Kevin Rudd claims Australia will be hit by a recession in 2020 unless the government ‘carefully reflects’ on how he dealt with the GFC

    He spent over 3% of GDP to get 3% GDP growth, massively fuck up exports through AUD appreciation and create a debt that will be generational in terms of being paid off.

    Piss off you dangerous, incompetent little fraud.

  160. Cassie of Sydney

    “egg_
    #3143614, posted on August 29, 2019 at 7:05 pm
    Murnain left hung out to dry by Labya.”

    My thoughts too…just seen NSW Labor leader….Jodi McKay…who owes her leadership to Murmain….on the news speaking about Murmain in a way I found rather brutal….bit rich considering McKay owes Murmain big time. If I were Murmain I would bring all of them down….but NSW Labor operates like the Mafia. It is all rather funny…..and Murmain was a protege of Eddie’s girl….nothing has changed in NSW Labor…….always a party of crooks.

  161. mh

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for unverified Trump-Russia report: ‘We are retracting the story’

    MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell kicked off his show Wednesday night by apologizing for running an unverified report that directly tied President Trump’s finances to Russia, which he retracted.

    “Last night on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting,” O’Donnell said. “I repeated statements a single source told me about the president’s finances and loan documents with Deutsche Bank saying ‘if true’– as I discussed the information– was simply not good enough. I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on-air or post it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so.”…
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-lawrence-odonnell-apologizes-retracts-story

  162. egg_

    Bolt showed a clip of Rudd last night ranting on about Hastie and China……I think that Rudd has serious psychological issues….he’s a sicko.

    Didn’t get to avenge being fvcked over by Mick Trumble?

  163. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    People need to get raging about the absurd 2015 Jury Directions Act of Victoria.

    Just fucking preposterous.

    http://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/eManuals/CCB/4099.htm

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

    Squirrel?

    New Zealand suspends funding to Palestinians through UNRWA

    The government of New Zealand has withdrawn and suspended funding to the United Nations’ (UN) aid agency which provides support for Palestinians.

    The country’s suspension of aid and financial contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is to be implemented until the release of a report by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services in October, which would detail allegations of misconduct, corruption, links to terror groups, and anti-Semitism that have been levelled against the agency.

    A statement released by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that “We expect UNRWA to cooperate fully with the investigation under way and to report back on the investigation’s findings and recommendations.” It added that “The Ministry will review the findings of the UN OIOS report once the investigation is complete and, after that point, will provide advice to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on future funding.”

    Must be a lot of unhappy lefties in Kiwiland right now, especially in a certain m0sque.

  165. mh

    Kevin Rudd saved us?

    Goodo. Let’s abolish the RBA.

  166. The Frank Walker:

    FFS, why do the shaky isles need a ridiculous free lunch programme?
    If you can’t feed your kids, give them up for adoption or rightfully they shouldn’t be your

    She’d be a Fabian Socialist – the program isn’t for feeding kids, it’s for establishing another social program to bankrupt the nation.
    Like the NBN/Renewables/Medibank/NDIS. They are all designed to piss away money and crash the economy.

  167. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Either ut means she wants the state to own your kuds or *you* can’t raise them and society us already around the s-bend.

  168. mh:

    “Last night on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting,” O’Donnell said. “I repeated statements a single source told me about the president’s finances and loan documents with Deutsche Bank saying ‘if true’– as I discussed the information– was simply not good enough. I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on-air or post it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so.”…

    Lying Bastard.
    He was chucking shit, a pattern of behaviour that the mainstream press and media have indulged in ever since Donald Trump put his hand up for the big chair.

  169. Des Deskperson

    ‘Bob always struck me as a man of beer tastes but champagne pockets, and I can’t help but imagine that his notions of classiness are frozen in that decade.’

    From the glimpses we got of Bob’s house in the pre-auction shots of his house, his tastier furniture and fittings was pretty ordinary.

    When Hawke took office in 1983, he had the PM’s suite in what is now Old Parliament House completely remodelled to – presumably – reflect his taste.

    Out went the dark ‘Federation’ hardwood and leather and in came an even then slightly dated sort of sub-Scandindian ‘contemporary’ decor featuring a light-coloured wood that looked like – but almost certainly wasn’t – veneer over chipboard. It was like some outer suburban solicitor’s office c. 1980 or somewhere you might be asked to wait in a slightly up-market car dealer’s of the same era while they finished servicing your vehicle.

    It’s still preserved there in OPH and compared to the solemn if somewhat gloomy grandeur of the rest off the place, it looks cheap, shoddy and passé.

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Great to see Australia’s parliaments tackling the big reforms needed.

    Walk to wall abortion and euthanasia legislation.

    Moloch is hungry.

  171. Diogenes

    Actually I was a bit of dry martini fan for a while. Mainly through reading Ian Fleming.

    According to a trivia night I went to, in the books Bond drank more scotch than anything else, and quoted the figures.

    Reading the 70s food posts to Mrs D, and an ad for Cherry Ripe comes on, reminds Mrs D of how she used to make home made cherry ripe with cherry brandy for work (yum) – and she says nobody has mention ‘Ambrosia’ and what she drank when we were ‘courting’ – the good old Passion Pop . We saw a bottle the other week and bought it for old times sake , couldn’t even get the first mouthful down & bottle emptied down the sink

  172. 1735099

    If they can spend this much on patrol cars, why don’t they buy Teslas?
    They accelerate like shit off a shovel, and don’t start fires in long grass.

  173. duncanm

    I reckon Rudd’s working towards a comeback.

    He’s that delusional.

  174. duncanm

    Tesla’s don’t need long grass to start fires.

  175. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yeah, I have long grass growing in my garage concrete slab. It’s a yuuge problem.

  176. mh

    Winston,

    Trump’s legal counsel demanded a retraction from MSNBC. They got it, quick smart!

  177. Steve trickler

    Ouch! Hahaa. Seth Borenstein and the LA Times just copped a beating. This was a brutal dissection of the garbage corporate media dish out today. All eyes on Greenland. Hopefully, Seth, tries to debunk Heller. Good luck with that.



  178. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Got a spam email then literally from “Joo Casino” and from a @verygoodideasforyou dot com address.

    FFS. The AI is reading the cat, taking bowdlerised words and writing nonsense scam emails.

  179. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    9h
    There has never been a time in the history of our Country that the Media was so Fraudulent, Fake, or Corrupt! When the “Age of Trump” is looked back on many years from now, I only hope that a big part of my legacy will be the exposing of massive dishonesty in the Fake News!

  180. Roger

    Dim bulb Christian Porter confirms on 7:30:

    The Libs have wimped out on religious freedom.

  181. Roger

    By moving Khawaja up, selectors would be able to slot Labuschagne in at No.3, where he bats for Queensland.

    Good move.

  182. 1735099

    She’d be a Fabian Socialist – the program isn’t for feeding kids, it’s for establishing another social program to bankrupt the nation.

    Sweden, Finland, Estonia and India (amongst 18 other countries) provide free school meals.
    Lunch is provided free in British junior schools.
    Lower-cost meals are available to students in France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States.
    You wouldn’t recognize socialism if it bit you on the bum.

  183. Old School Conservative

    FFS, why do the shaky isles need a ridiculous free lunch programme?

    Lamb sandwiches for lunch.
    Gets rid of the climate-destroying animals.

  184. Top Ender

    In the Ian Fleming books, how many (real) drinks does James Bond drink?

    Vodka Martini is the drink most often consumed by Bond (over 20 times)

    Bond has a total of 19 Gin Martinis

    Scotch and Soda he has a total of 21 times

    He also drinks:

    Whiskey and Soda
    Brandy and Soda, or ginger ale
    straight bourbon and Scotch
    a heap of different cocktails,
    and buckets of champagne, red wine, white wine, and the occasional beer.

    https://www.thespruceeats.com/james-bond-drinks-760178

  185. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Sweden, Finland, Estonia and India (amongst 18 other countries) provide free school meals.

    Shut up you blithering idiot.

    It is probably well-intentioned, it is just fucking stupid.

    How helpless are individuals in society if they can’t go to the shop with their government gibs, open a can of creamed corn and slop it up to their rug monkeys?

    If that’s too hard for you, just get more dissociative spiked doritos, brawndo and sit down and jack off all day to 24 hour VR porn.

    Lunch is provided free in British junior schools.
    Lower-cost meals are available to students in France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States.
    You wouldn’t recognize socialism if it bit you on the bum.

    It’s all socialism, dummy.

  186. Cassie of Sydney

    Only last year Kaila Murnain, the NSW Labor secretary, said “Mr Latham had no credibility, no influence and was despised by party members.”

    I hope Latham is enjoying the schadenfreude.

  187. Delcon

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    9h
    There has never been a time in the history of our Country that the Media was so Fraudulent, Fake, or Corrupt! When the “Age of Trump” is looked back on many years from now, I only hope that a big part of my legacy will be the exposing of massive dishonesty in the Fake News!

    2nd part true, hopefully. 1st part probably not, as they have always been Marxists-in-disguise.

  188. 1735099

    Tesla’s don’t need long grass to start fires.

    This is a bullshit meme.
    Repeating it doesn’t make it true.

    Regarding the risk of electrochemical failure, [this] report concludes that the propensity and severity of fires and explosions from the accidental ignition of flammable electrolytic solvents used in Li-ion battery systems are anticipated to be somewhat comparable to or perhaps slightly less than those for gasoline or diesel vehicular fuels. The overall consequences for Li-ion batteries are expected to be less because of the much smaller amounts of flammable solvent released and burning in a catastrophic failure situation*

    *Stephens, D.; Shawcross, P.; et, al. (October 2017). “Lithium-ion battery safety issues for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles” (Report No. DOT HS 812 418). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  189. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I hope Latham is enjoying the schadenfreude

    He has guest blogged here I’m sure, so he’s a huge fan of schadenfreude.

    It is the national dish of Catallaxy.

    In the town of Twin Peaks, the denizens wanted their Garmonbozia

    We want a plate of creamed schadenfreude here at the Cat.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He also drinks:

    Whiskey and Soda
    Brandy and Soda, or ginger ale
    straight bourbon and Scotch
    a heap of different cocktails,
    and buckets of champagne, red wine, white wine, and the occasional beer.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason Philby, Burgess, McLean, et all escaped undetected was that British secret agents were all rat ar$ed drunk the majority of the time.

  191. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    somewhat comparable to or perhaps slightly less

    …”maybe, sorta, I dunno…”

  192. 1735099

    It’s all socialism, dummy.

    It’s reality.
    You’re suffering from ideological hysteria.
    Nasty, that…..

  193. 1735099

    …”maybe, sorta, I dunno…”

    You’re right for once.

  194. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It is socialist to provide meals through the state and state owned assets.

    “It’s reality”

    Duh.

    The US has some degree of socialism. Which you would deny, you bizarre Marxist fantasist.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    If they can spend this much on patrol cars, why don’t they buy Teslas?

    Be bit of an embarrassment running out of electrons while on the tail of a bunch of ferals in a stolen Commodore…which’d have twice the range of the cop car.

    Also the wretched things would be hooked into the power 90% of the time, unless Ausgrid laid special cables for cop shops. $$$$. Plus of course the Tesla fast charger installation costs.

    That and battery changes every few years because of the sheer amount of charge-depletion-recharge cycles.

  196. twostix

    Great to see Australia’s parliaments tackling the big reforms needed.

    Walk to wall abortion and euthanasia legislation.

    Moloch is hungry.

    We’re all going to pay.

  197. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    number’s retorts involve agreeing with me that the frigging’ preposterous “research” he quotes is vacillating, mealy-mouthed nonsense.

  198. Bar Beach Swimmer

    calli
    #3143557, posted on August 29, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    Authentic 70’s tucker:

    My parents used to drink Leiberfraumilch

  199. twostix

    Thousands of school kids will get a free lunch at school, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

    Such losers.

  200. Tel

    Like the NBN/Renewables/Medibank/NDIS. They are all designed to piss away money and crash the economy.

    Gotta have some disaster … otherwise how can you blame capitalism?

  201. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Just read your post, Roger

  202. struth

    Good evenong.

    In an old Julia Creek pub tonight.
    Cool breeze on my verandah upstairs.
    Great meal and a pepperjack to wash it down
    My vehicle lit by the xxxx pub sign and….slurp….another swig.

    Buuuuurp….ah…..after the excuse for roads in qld today making a mile just ain’t gonna happen.
    FTW.

  203. Tel

    number’s retorts involve agreeing with me that the frigging’ preposterous “research” he quotes is vacillating, mealy-mouthed nonsense.

    I wouldn’t know.

    You should try one of these Grease-monkey scripts … learn to code bro … filter the world.

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    I know a bloke from the constabulary that would rather run on his hands after villains than be seen in one of those electric, torque-free after ten seconds power-hungry, ‘romance mode’ having homo flammable deathtraps.

    It is the man bun of motor vehicles.

  205. Gab

    It is the man bun of motor vehicles.

    Oooh, that burns. Harsh, but fair.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    Free school lunches is nothing to do with feeding hungry kids.

    It has everything to do with conditioning them to receive free stuff, and to relive parents of responsibility to the State.

    Achtung, baby.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    *relieve*

    Schiess.

  208. mh

    I spotted the papier-mâché giant heads outside Downing Street. Winning.

    Well done Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

  209. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3143657, posted on August 29, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    +1

  210. Eyrie

    Good on the bloke fishing from the drone. Either great fake video or a good aviation effort. CASA’s Peter Gibson would be the very definition of a bloke with nuts the size of raisins and has an extremely punchable face, the fvcking parasite.
    So the Criminal Aviation Stuffup Arseholes are having kittens. Well, fvck them. Nobody was being endangered except the bloke himself. The dickheads are trying to extort money from the radio control model aircraft community now. Most I’ve talked to are saying “fvck off”.

  211. Top Ender

    The Tesla is is the man bun of motor vehicles.

    I hereby name this as a Knuckles Immortality.

  212. Old Lefty

    Will Jill Hennessy be shedding any crocodile tears for the victims of state school teachers Robert Morris and Vincent Reynolds, for whom Vic bureaucrats covers up for decades in a fashion it Mulkearns could match? What about the teachers’ unions, by the way?

    Or about the victims of Ballarat government orphanage head Hylton Sedgman, who escaped prosecution by a bit of fancy footwork between the royal commission and the OPP?

    Or will she be asking why the royal commission never investigated the Ballarat orphanage or any of the state education departments? Was it too busy crafting baseless anti-Catholic slurs on the basis of dodgy pseudo-evidence?

    Let’s get his straight: one priest confesses 1500 times to 30+ other priests and only ever gets told to go away and pray? If that is the limit of McClellan’s critical faculties, no court should ever have employed him above the level of toilet cleaner.

  213. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The dickheads are trying to extort money from the radio control model aircraft community now. Most I’ve talked to are saying “fvck off”.

    What a bunch of arseholes.

  214. Mater

    It is the man bun of motor vehicles.

    Man, meet bun.

    Victoria Police Highway Patrol: New Tesla Model X joins the force

    Ahhhhh, Victoria – The Place to Be.

  215. notafan

    Ridsdale never went to confession.

    Why would he?

    And don’t say but lying!

    He has no dog in this hunt.

  216. Tel

    Free school lunches is nothing to do with feeding hungry kids.

    It has everything to do with conditioning them to receive free stuff, and to relive parents of responsibility to the State.

    Probably true, but when you look at some of the stupid stuff the Australian government spends money on it’s difficult to feel superior. Buying lunch for kids is simple enough, even a public servant can figure it out … but that’s not the real problem.

    What’s going to happen is they will want HEALTHY ™ lunches … but they don’t know what is healthy so they will virtue signal instead and go for the most extreme kale and bran, tastes like cardboard, inedible lunch they can think of … anything less would be regressive. The kids will refuse to eat this crap, and the embarrassed politicians only understand the use of force, thus demanding respect that they are unable to earn by personal achievement. Michelle Obama already failed at this, but if the leftists were capable of learning they would admit that Marxism is violent, bloodthirsty use of envy to turn people against each other.

  217. Mark A

    Eyrie
    #3143682, posted on August 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Good on the bloke fishing from the drone. Either great fake video or a good aviation effort. CASA’s Peter Gibson would be the very definition of a bloke with nuts the size of raisins and has an extremely punchable face, the fvcking parasite.
    So the Criminal Aviation Stuffup Arseholes are having kittens. Well, fvck them. Nobody was being endangered except the bloke himself. The dickheads are trying to extort money from the radio control model aircraft community now. Most I’ve talked to are saying “fvck off”.

    Parasites alright, hateful, vengeful baskets. They wouldn’t give me extended hours on he old Cessna DN,, I used to own. Had LAME engineers report an all, that the engine was good or better than some with 0 hours after overhaul.

    They wouldn’t budge. reluctantly had to sell it, I was a bit short of spare cash at the time after just getting married and losing my first job. Dad was offering an interest free loan but going to work overseas anyway I let it go.
    Pity, loved the old girl, 6 cylinders with short take off wing mods, perfect bush plane. Still flying in WA.

  218. Eyrie

    Lithium ion battery fires are safer than diesel or petrol fires? LOL! Diesel or petrol fires don’t contain their own oxydisers. Organic electrolytes which evolve oxygen as they decompose do. Hence they are hard to extinguish. I sure wouldn’t fly in a small aircraft powered by Li-ion batteries. There are such beasts.

  219. Old School Conservative

    This is a bullshit meme.

    Motoring magazine “The Drive” examines 8 cases of Teslas catching fire here
    It’s a more up to date than numbers’ link.
    Proof that spontaneous combustion of Teslas is not bullshit.

  220. Knuckle Dragger

    Mater,

    Three to four times (180K) as expensive as the standard Holdens/Fords, according to article which won’t let me copy and paste it. A standard range of 425km.

    Excellent, you would say if you were a complete buffoon. More than enough for city driving and highways, you’d add.

    Except it still takes half a day to recharge. And there are lichens in Turkmenistan that are aware that in city driving, what with all the stop/starting it will leach power.

    And on reaching 1/4 battery charge the software will kick in and pilot it to the nearest organic coffee shop, where it will detonate – using its remaining power in a final prohibitively expensive carbon-friendly funeral pyre which will signal the virtue of the dorks that bought it for miles.

  221. Arky

    Tesla catches fire while being transported to find out why it caught on fire:


  222. Eyrie

    The ABC report has a list of CASA drone rules. I can’t see the bloke breached any of them. They don’t mention you can’t be carried by it.

  223. struth

    When talking cars always I consult the old left wing school principal in your area with long socks and a shaving mirror.
    They often have beards and an ear rings………….

  224. struth

    And you couldn’t find a more beta fuckwit.
    They used to own Leyland P 76…..

  225. MatrixTransform

    Tesla’s don’t need long grass to start fires.

    Elon’s solar panels dont have solvents in them … why are they catching fire?

    Does the School Teacher have an engineering degree?

    or does it persist in cut’n’paste because it refuses to have an original thought of its own?

  226. candy

    Ms Adern says that many children are going to school starving so I am wondering if they provide breakfast too.
    Waiting till lunch time to get fed seems a bit extreme for children so terribly disadvantaged that their families cannot afford food for their children to eat at breakfast and none for the school day. Very sad state of affairs.

  227. Knuckle Dragger

    Today, in 1942:

    ‘War Office, 9th February, 1943.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: —
    No. VX 19139 Private. Bruce Steel Kingsbury, Australian Military Forces.

    ‘In New Guinea, the Battalion to which Private Kingsbury belonged had been holding a position in the Isurava area for two days against continuous and fierce enemy attacks. On the 29th August, 1942, the enemy attacked in such force that they succeeded in breaking through the Battalion’s right flank, creating a serious threat both to the rest of the Battalion and to its Headquarters.

    ‘To avoid the situation becoming more desperate, it was essential to regain immediately the lost ground on the right flank. Private Kingsbury, who was one of the few survivors of a Platoon which had been overrun and severely cut about by the enemy, immediately volunteered to join a different platoon which had been ordered to counter-attack.

    ‘He rushed forward firing his Bren Gun from the hip through terrific machine-gun fire and succeeded in clearing a path through the enemy. Continuing to sweep the enemy positions with his fire and inflicting an extremely high number of casualties on them, Private Kingsbury was then seen to fall to the ground shot dead, by the bullet from a sniper hiding in the wood.

    ‘Private Kingsbury displayed a complete disregard for his own safety. His initiative and superb courage made possible the recapture of the position which undoubtedly saved Battalion Headquarters, as well as causing heavy casualties amongst the enemy. His coolness, determination and devotion to duty in the face of great odds was an inspiration to his comrades.’

    The first Australian to win a VC on Australian soil. Well done that man.

  228. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Tesla catches fire while being transported to find out why it caught on fire:

    Bwahahaha!

  229. Some History

    Climate change: Big lifestyle changes ‘needed to cut emissions’

    People must use less transport, eat less red meat and buy fewer clothes if the UK is to virtually halt greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government’s chief environment scientist has warned.
    Asked why the UK should take the lead when China’s emissions are so high, he answered that the Chinese government was very worried about the climate and was taking it very seriously.

    RTWT

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49499521

  230. MatrixTransform

    That and battery changes every few years because of the sheer amount of charge-depletion-recharge cycles.

    Today we saw a moving truck that was all battery.
    walked past it and could hear a running pump…hydraulics?
    I suppose the numbers might stack up for a truck like that and its usage…short term.
    be very interested to see how it fares over a few years.

    something tells me that it wont be good.
    dunno what.
    just a hunch

  231. Mater

    And on reaching 1/4 battery charge the software will kick in and pilot it to the nearest organic coffee shop, where it will detonate

    On being shot at, will the autopilot function take it directly to the nearest McDonalds?

  232. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    On that note.

  233. Black Ball

    Wow that was eventful.
    Couple of lads wanted to have a cigarette at Bendigo station. Very humourous situation where no less than 6 Protective Officers were on hand to quell the riotous affair. Not police, Protective Officers. All over a cigarette. FMD

  234. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Waiting till lunch time to get fed seems a bit extreme for children so terribly disadvantaged that their families cannot afford food for their children to eat at breakfast and none for the school day. Very sad state of affairs.

    Some schools in Western Australia have been providing breakfasts for Aboriginal students for some time, on that basis.

  235. Biota

    struth
    #3143674, posted on August 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm
    Great meals at that pub, been there a few times. Big plates, massive steaks and chips!

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