Tuesday Forum: September 3, 2019

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  1. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    NSW “battered” by rain during a drought.

    Which one is because of glimate change?

  2. Stimpson J. Cat

    The world is filled with people who exploit personal tragedy as an excuse to be a jerk or gain a free pass. No real man or women does this, I loath those that do and there enablers.

    How about all you whinging old c®nts stop whinging about other whinging old c®nts being whinging old c®nts please?
    It’s very tiresome.
    And this is coming from me,
    literally THE most annoying whinging agile young c®nt on this site.
    Grow up geriatrics.

    Namaste.
    😁

  3. Mark A

    A trivia question for the ladies who are handy with the needle or know about garments.

    All of my shirts have the lowest buttonhole going horizontal, I bough a couple of new ones and the lowest buttonhole is vertical like the rest of the buttonholes.

    I’m so used to the old way, that I noticed it straight away. I’m in a godforsaken province at the mo, nobody to ask.
    Is it a new trend?

  4. RobK

    Face the fact that you’re a sad fucker and the rest of us are Chinese bots or NSA spooks
    I’m not.😀
    (In my Life-of-Brian kind of voice)

  5. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Which one is because of glimate change?

    Both.

  6. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What an absolute mad lad.

    He may survive the decline of the occident.

  7. bundyrum

    Frank, I tend to like their take on a lot of things.

    I still wonder though how the electorate would have voted if the libs had announced their cash ban during their campaign, I think they would have had to bin it.

  8. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    All of my shirts have the lowest buttonhole going horizontal

    Makes them easier to undo by a person kneeling in front of you . . .?
    With their teeth?

  9. RobK

    Is it a new trend?
    Friday shirt. Things get messy in the sweat shop.

  10. calli

    Two reasons for that horizontal buttonhole.

    – horizontal buttonholes are much more difficult to pop, and this one’s tucked into your trousers and will recieve more friction

    – button from the bottom up. You won’t get the buttons mixed up and have to start again.

    It’s very old fashioned, like long tailled shirts. Which are pre-underpants, or so I’m told.

  11. bespoke

    I’m a Russian bot, Sinc knows all.

  12. The Barking Toad

    On fire this arvo Calli – haha

  13. Mark A

    Thanks Calli,
    The cat is a veritable fount of knowledge.

  14. SATP, yeah my bad, he MET Chelsy Davy in Caoe Town but she is born Zim.

    Only a hair splitting difference anyway.
    I’ve a feeling Sweet Chelsea doesn’t spend much time in Zimboland & has her pocket money stored as far from Zimboland’s clutches as she possibly can get.

  15. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I think they would have had to bin it.

    Which is precisely why they didn’t mention it during the election.
    Expect a lot more “surprises” that didn’t get mentioned.

  16. Roger

    Many roofs that have solar panels also are at increased risk to developing leaks.

    Sub-standard installation will cause that.

    Thankfully, in the government subsidised solar panel boom, Australian installers will not have been under pressure to cut corners.

  17. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I still wonder though how the electorate would have voted if the libs had announced their cash ban during their campaign, I think they would have had to bin it.

    Minor right-wing parties would have blown up like Kendall Jenner’s bank account.

    BOOM!

    Imagine in 1993 or even in 1963 if you said “The Liberals will ban cash one day”.

    FMD.

    This country is done.

  18. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    From “Divorce Corp”

    Any Australian perspective/insights here?

    An old, well-credentialed economist explains in simple terms why US states grossly overstate child support rates.

    They’re basically rated the same stupid way our divorce asset splitting is done – implicitly, “the lifestyle one is accustomed to”.

    Also a good illustration of marginal costs for non-economists.

  19. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    This country is done.

    R.I.P.

  20. areff

    Makes them easier to undo by a person kneeling in front of you . . .?
    With their teeth?

    Ah, Peter aka MV, we both miss Ellie

  21. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yeah I dunno.

    Let’s say you take celebrities on twitter seriously.

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrities-gone-bad/kendall-jenner-emily-ratajkowski-and-a-number-of-other-alisters-are-being-sued-for-promoting-fyre-festival/news-story/87792f80cef309e244da2f5807d03a3f

    “Failed execution” being what was touted as a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that turned into an unmitigated disaster and led to eight lawsuits as well as organiser Billy McFarland jailed for six years for wire fraud.

    Welp.

    I lost money once in a music festival, the prior six years it was a roaring success.

    The poor bloke didn’t go to gaol, but he ended up sleeping in the control room of the factory he got a pity job in after he sold all his business assets and music memorabilia.

    Turns out metal musicians are childish pricks with no business sense or sense of responsibility.

    One band got the shits because they couldn’t fly their at the time, current booty calls first class.

    They and others also trashed the venues.

  22. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    BRUCE

    What is the use of a metal ion complex with strongly “anti-ferromagnetic properties”?

    The paper I am looking at is here:

    https://www.academia.edu/31081249/MIXED-VALENT_TETRANUCLEAR_Mn_II_Mn_III_3_COMPLEX_WITH_1_3-DIAMINO-2-HYDROXYPROPANE-N_N_N_N_-TETRAACETIC_ACID?auto=download

  23. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Ah, Peter aka MV, we both miss Ellie

    True, Areff, but not today.
    42 years ago today I met a fiery tempered Irish Catholic girl.
    I had planned on firing her. Instead I asked her out.
    Then we got married.

  24. bundyrum

    Peter/Memoryvault,
    I agree with you, the libs are a bunch of lying bastards.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Houses are like children. It never ever ends.

    We have a temporary very thick plastic picture window in place in our dining room, awaiting the arrival of a proper window which is currently being made; all being done to make the most of the view.

    Hairy was down in the garden when the wind at gale force hurricaned through, and ripped it from its moorings. I am there holding it down, and yelling for Hairy to come on up, while trying to ballast myself into the blast which would stop the thing from stretching any further and being useless overnight. We can fix it properly in the morning, perhaps with new covering, but right now we have been busy first with hammer and nails over bits of wood placed on the frame, and then deciding to go for screws because the nails kept busting and Hairy kept swearing and I kept on being ballast which I am not made for, not being huge.

    We have finally got it to a condition where it will last overnight and our builder can come and rescue it in the morning. Next door are also doing reno’s. They have tarpaulins everywhere and their house currently looks like a ship in sail and they like sailors about to go down, tugging on the ropes.

    I hope this fierce wind blows over lots of useless trees that are in people’s way, but not to harm anyone.

  26. mh

    ABC News Stories
    Robert Mugabe Dies at 95

    Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has died at age 95. ABC News looks back on his rise and fall – from liberation hero to brutal tyrant who presided over his country’s economic collapse.

    Marxism can do that.

  27. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    A teaching moment for the ABC.

    Their conclusion:

    IT WASN’T REAL COMMUNISM!

  28. Tom

    I reckon Brett Ratten will win a flag* for the Saints within three years.

    *They’ve only won one in 1966.

  29. Sinclair Davidson

    42 years ago today I met a fiery tempered Irish Catholic girl.

    MV – sorry for your loss. Today must be a sad day for you.

  30. areff

    Peter, my condolences and sympathies.

    42 years. I’m so sorry for you.

  31. Sinclair Davidson

    Tom – I’m happy for Rattan. I think the Blues did the wrong thing by him … and still haven’t recovered.

  32. mh

    Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” network chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said President Donald Trump had jumped the Sharpie

    That’s quite good for Jimbo.

  33. bundyrum

    I was down the Rhodesian area when the voters went for the election.
    British bobbies were there ensuring free & fair voting occurred during those days, only trouble was they had no idea of the African voting system.
    Someone from the local tribe,mostly Mashona, would shake a box of matches at the local line up of voters, this indicated their house would be burned down if they didn’t vote the correct way.
    With the assistance of local witchdoctors this voting system ensured the victory of Mugabe, the plod from the UK were useless election monitors.
    Tonight I raise a glass of champagne to the death of that tyrant Mugabe.

  34. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli, you said the wind was a southerly buster, but the wind on our window was coming across the harbor from the north. Our easterly windows re rattling though, but not our southerly ones. The westerly ones seem out. It’s a sort of circular wind at our place, maybe because we are very near the gap and South Head.

    It’s still going gangbusters, but not as fierce as in the first blast of it.

    I am very proud of my foresight. I required Hairy to keep some of the solid wood pieces left over from the kitchen installation. They will come in useful one day, I said, to his exasperation, for he believes in calling the tradies, not DIY repairs. Get those wood bits from the shed, I yell as I am holding down the heavy duty plastic about to bust… they saved the day! We’d have had no luck calling a tradie for this urgent job. SES might have done it though, after midnight, as we’d be low priority.

  35. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thanks Doomlord and Areff.
    But not really a “sad” day, more one of quiet contemplation of the good times.
    I’m grateful for those days together and the memories of them.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    What is the use of a metal ion complex with strongly “anti-ferromagnetic properties”?

    Don’t really know Dot.
    Looking up antiferromagnetism it’s apparent that it can be used in electronic applications, such as MRAM.

    As for the complex I doubt it will be very useful with two Mn oxidation states. Mn(III) is strongly oxidising and both can be susceptible to oxygen under different conditions. So it may not be very stable.

    Chemists making compounds like to say ‘it could be useful for such and such’ as it helps get ARC grants. One of the lecturers in my faculty liked making gold soccer ball complexes, which he always wrote might have anticancer properties but were really synthesised to be fun and pretty, as far as I could tell.

  37. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Tonight I raise a glass of champagne to the death of that tyrant Mugabe.

    I dedicate my Handelsgold cigar.

    (Cheap, machine-made but mild and smooth).

    The unit cost of his removal might have only been $1.30 a few years ago.

    You know, for category B ammunition.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    42 years. I’m so sorry for you.

    So am I. I don’t for a minute think you were making any of this up.

  39. Helen

    42 years ago today I met a fiery tempered Irish Catholic girl.

    And glorious years they were. Blessings to you, Peter, that she said ‘YES’! Happy memories to you, raise a glass to you both, tonight.

  40. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Maybe this stuff can be used in inductors, transformers, capacitors, transistors/diodes…but most importantly, MOSFET and other field-effect transistors?

  41. bundyrum

    A pity the poms didn’t pop him off many years ago.
    World politicians are shit, they let the place go to China & allowed the North Korean 5th brigade in to murder thousands of Matabele.
    Absolute bastards.

  42. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Blessings to you, Peter, that she said ‘YES’!

    We didn’t have much choice, Helen. My sister had locked us in our bedroom, and my BiL was soaking us through the window with the garden hose.

    It was Sunday and my mother had been on the phone (again), demanding a wedding date (again).

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A pity the poms didn’t pop him off many years ago.

    A pity the R.L.I. unit , tasked with popping off the ou bobbejaan, weren’t allowed to do their job in 1980.

  44. Stimpson J. Cat

    But not really a “sad” day, more one of quiet contemplation of the good times.
    I’m grateful for those days together and the memories of them.

    Exactly.
    Stay positive and carry that with you, wherever you go, whatever you do.
    I’m the same when remembering my hair and my mind.

  45. bundyrum

    I have as much sympathy for Mugabe as I have for Mandela.
    At least satan has another dinner guest today.

  46. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I’m the same when remembering my hair and my mind.

    Stimpy, as I have said before, you’re probably the sanest person here.
    As for the hair, did it never occur to you that maybe your expansive brain put so much pressure on your scalp that all the hairs were forced out of their follicles?

  47. Tom

    Doomlord, I was raised by my father to barrack for the Bombers and soaked in the history of the Essendon Football Club. Then, about 25 years ago I went to an Essendon president’s lunch at the MCG and sat next to my childhood hero, Alex “Tank” Epis, on whom I had modelled my junior footy career.

    He was the most arrogant loudmouthed prick I had ever met.

    At the end of the lunch, I went out onto the AFL Members Stand terrace and barracked my heart out for the Doggies, who beat the arseholes from Windy Hill.

    I now barrack for the white collar criminals of the Carlton Football Club. John Elliot should be in jail for what he did to Elders IXL in the 1980s.

    However, Carlton need to rehabilitate its criminal element. The current board of pissant New Age girly boys need to be sacked.

    I like the new coach David Teague — a no-nonsense former foot soldier of the mighty Blues. But he only got the job because the current president, Mark LoGiudice, is a football dunce who hired the incompetent Tasmanian nobody Brendan Bolton, who LoGiudice has just been forced to sack after a revolt by the Blues membership.

    LoGiudice is as poisonous for AFL football as Andrew Demetriou.

  48. Roger

    Ian Kohler lets it slip on ABC news tonight:

    “In Australia, economic growth is a byproduct of population growth.”

    Stick a fork in us, we’re done.

  49. Arky

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths Mugabe

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maybe this stuff can be used in inductors, transformers, capacitors, transistors/diodes…but most importantly, MOSFET and other field-effect transistors?

    Dot – It’d have to be stable to do any of that. Unlikely an organic complex like that one would be stable enough to last years. The ligand is quite reactive with lots of functional groups. As I said it has mixed Mn oxidation states, which means you can get electrons running around from place to place with it just sitting in a bottle on a shelf.

    I suspect the attraction is that the Mn centres would have different spin orientations, thereby giving natural antiferromagnetism at molecular scale – thereby leading to ultimate MRAM data storage capacity. But I don’t see how it would be stable enough with that composition. Grant weenies might not know that though, and who knows? I could be wrong. But the chances don’t look good on the surface.

    I’d suspect this might be a nice little hons project since the ligand is pretty well known and commercially available, although newish, and it would be a safe bet that a 4th year could produce a complex, characterise it, and do some fun tests on it with good chance of success. And a paper at the end of the project would be nice for a 4th year chemist. I’m just surmising here as I couldn’t access the paywalled paper itself.

  51. Arky

    I was raised by my father to barrack for the Bombers…
    …and barracked my heart out for the Doggies…
    …I now barrack for the white collar criminals of the Carlton Football Club.
    ..

    You are just a few braincells away from finally realising the whole game is just a fucking load of shit.
    Give up drinking for a few weeks and read the collected works of Tolstoy three times forwards and once backwards and you might come right.

  52. Boambee John

    Behind Enemy Lines

    Check the Babones thread.

  53. cohenite

    All the latest from the whacky world of RoP, including an article on Boris comparing RoP women to letterboxes; I have high hopes for Boris if he can be turned on alarmism and the royals don’t spike his muscat:

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  54. Arky

    It is about time that bastard Mugabe was rathed by the mome.
    ..
    I cheered in the car on the way home when it was announced.

  55. Helen

    We didn’t have much choice, Helen. My sister had locked us in our bedroom, and my BiL was soaking us through the window with the garden hose.

    It was Sunday and my mother had been on the phone (again), demanding a wedding date (again).

    LOLs

  56. areff

    …and barracked my heart out for the Doggies…

    And that’s where your heart should have remained. Consider:

    1/ Doggies booted Gillard as #1 member
    2/ Doggies have few tattoos per square inch of epidermis than any other club
    3/ Caleb Daniel respects his Mum and wears a helmet, as she insists he does.
    4/ There is a higher incidence of lipstick lesbians in the Doggies ladies team

    I could go on, but will leave it at this:

    There is no club but Footscray, and Beveridge is its Prophet

  57. Delcon

    The presenter (I think) of The Dumb just cracked a joke with Blow Job in it.

  58. Black Ball

    FMD acknowledgement of country.

  59. Tom

    There is no club but Footscray, and Beveridge is its Prophet

    The best hot gospeller since Alan Killigrew. Go Doggies!

  60. MatrixTransform

    Numbers … putting the count in country

  61. Stimpson J. Cat

    He was the most arrogant loudmouthed prick I had ever met.

    This describes literally every Essendon player and supporter.

  62. mh

    42 years ago today I met a fiery tempered Irish Catholic girl.

    And bespoke came up with a somewhat related topic

    bespoke
    #3149138, posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    For those that are interested, 😎

    Removing Pubic Hair Probably Won’t Increase Your Risk of STDs, Study Finds

  63. Arky

    Went to a funeral today.
    Finished with the western Bulldogs team song, and everyone standing solemnly.
    You are the worst generation ever.

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    As for the hair, did it never occur to you that maybe your expansive brain put so much pressure on your scalp that all the hairs were forced out of their follicles?

    Indeed it did.
    My colorfully contoured cranium is as expansive as my magnanimity towards my fellow man.

  65. areff

    Removing Pubic Hair Probably Won’t Increase Your Risk of STDs

    That depends if it is shaved off or pulled out with the teeth.

  66. Frank

    Stimpson: hair is like your aerials to the cosmos, man. You’ve had it when that stuff goes.

  67. Tom

    Hahaha. Geelong statistically don’t win games after a bye. Pie have already kicked three goals to nothing.

  68. Lysander

    Quiet in here. Ok… bye. 🙂

  69. Empire 5:5

    Arky
    #3149176, posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:38 pm
    It is about time that bastard Mugabe was rathed by the mome.
    ..
    I cheered in the car on the way home when it was announced.

    I’m ambivalent. The transformation from body to corpse is welcome, but natural justice would have been lawful killing by the state on behalf of the nation.

  70. RobK

    Removing Pubic Hair Probably Won’t Increase Your Risk of STDs, Study Finds
    Are they talking “rotational grazing “ or “set-stocking”?

  71. Knuckle Dragger

    Frigging rangas.

    Every goddamn time.

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    RANGAS!

    Cannot kick, as they have no soul.

  73. Lysander

    No point watching the footy folks; the Swannies aren’t in it so who cares…

  74. Arky

    How deluded must you be to write shit like this:

    At his best, Robert Mugabe could rank beside such revolutionaries as Nelson Mandela and Che Guevara. In the 1970s, he was Africa’s teacher-turned Marxist rebel against white rule who declared: “Our votes must go together with our guns.”

    He remains a Zimbabwean liberator who defied the West, but Mugabe, who died on Friday aged 95, will also be remembered as an autocrat who butchered opponents, rigged votes and gobbled up cake at lavish birthday parties while his people went hungry.

    “Mugabe was one of the most consequential of Africa’s post-colonial leaders. He remains highly regarded by many for his leadership role in the insurgency against white minority rule,” Brett Schaefer, an Africa analyst at The Heritage Foundation, told Al Jazeera.

    “But the violence and chaos resulting from his struggle to hold on to power led to thousands of deaths, millions of refugees and economic impoverishment. Mugabe’s legacy will forever be stained by his destructive and murderous acts.”

    ..
    If only we could find Marxist insurgents to kick the West’s arse who aren’t autocratic butchers.

  75. Arky

    but natural justice would have been lawful killing by the state on behalf of the nation.

    ..
    Happily he is currently impaled upon Satan’s fiery todger.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Happily he is currently impaled upon Satan’s fiery todger.

    Along with Ho Chi Minh.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Umpires desperate to level the match.

    No-one has satisfactorily explained to me WHY I must pay my respects to elders, past present and emerging.

    Of the past: Why? What have you done to enrich your people and other cultures?
    Of the present: Why? Are you responsible for the parlous state of affairs of the fullbloods?
    Of the future: You’re kidding, aren’t you?

  78. candy

    Finished with the western Bulldogs team song, and everyone standing solemnly.

    It sounds odd but probably the thing about a football team may bring the mourners to thoughts of God and the hereafter, trying to comprehend death and what is life all about and where their loved one is.

    Cynical moi knows that is not the case, most people have no belief in God, and the adult deceased person is turned into ashes in a jar, never to be visited or thought much of again apart from a loving spouse and children. Even then it depends on the will.

  79. C.L.

    Hoping the Cowboys can upset Melbourne tonight.
    Fingers crossed.

  80. candy

    Who would like to be Mugabe at the pearly gates.

    It would be nice if Pope Francis talked about the evil one and what to expect in Hell, but he probably will make it about climate change and racism. The Pope is an Innocent.

  81. Arky

    Along with Ho Chi Minh.

    ..
    Satan’s fiery, double – pronged todger.

  82. Black Ball

    No one satisfactorily will either Knuckle Dragger. Had occasion to attend Kangaroo Flat bowls club as a new member there. Local dignitaries invited, mayor of Bendigo in attendance. I was the only black fella there, yet he goes through the acknowledgement. It’s cringeworthy at best. FMD.

  83. Johno

    Why are they booing Gary Ablett JR? Is it still the Falou thing?

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No-one has satisfactorily explained to me WHY I must pay my respects to elders, past present and emerging.

    N0 -one has satisfactorily explained to me WHY I must acknowledge that “It is a privilege to be standing on Aboriginal land.”

  85. Black Ball

    Arky, if I remember correctly, Mugabe will need to kick Sadaam out of bed, if South Park is truthful 😂

  86. Black Ball

    Now shut up for the next half hour.

  87. MatrixTransform

    Collingwood v The Ranger

    Geelong v Themselves

  88. mh

    Satan’s barbed cock is getting a workout.

  89. JC

    N0 -one has satisfactorily explained to me WHY I must acknowledge that “It is a privilege to be standing on Aboriginal land.”

    No one needs to explain it, Ronery. It all depends on the person accepting the premise of such an absurd assertion. You obviously do, because you’re basically a follower and easily led as most of us know by now. However, others don’t accept it and therefore has no effect whatsoever.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    Ronery?

    WTF?

    Wrong target, JC. Easy tiger.

  91. Arky

    Now shut up for the next half hour.

    ..
    Has it been half an hour yet?

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah. Correction. Apologies JC.

    Did someone say KFC?

  93. Black Ball

    Has it been half an hour yet?

    Not yet. Behave Arky!

  94. Fisky

    The news out of Hungary gets better and better. Reject globalist open borders and reap the benefits. Soros must be furious!

    About Hungary
    @abouthungary
    The number of marriages has gone up by 42 percent and the fertility rate by 21 percent in Hungary since 2010 https://buff.ly/2ZLjPOB

  95. Black Ball

    Been half an hour since Geelong kicked a goal

  96. Delcon

    If only we could find Marxist insurgents to kick the West’s arse who aren’t autocratic butchers.

    Am starting to suspect that far from deterring Marxists, a large body count makes their eyes glint.
    Anyway, there is no doubt about the direct proportionality relation between the level of scumbaggery of some PoS and the amount of adulation from the Left that said PoS receives.

  97. Fisky

    Imagine being an unhinged childless SJW. You have nothing to live for except the fumes of your hatred towards Normals. The existence of countries like Hungary and Poland must inspire the most murderous rage in your heart.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    My God, Dangerfield’s a flog.

  99. Fisky

    Now imagine you are a weirdo autistic “libertarian”. You crave the acceptance of SJWs so therefore you want to import a million “refugees” into Hungary, to help the economy along lol

  100. mh

    Raining in Manchester ☔️

  101. Arky

    Had occasion to attend Kangaroo Flat bowls club as a new member there.

    ..
    Interesting Kangaroo Flat fact:
    If you look at an aerial view of the Secondary School there, it is shaped like a actual kangaroo.

  102. Tom

    My God, Dangerfield’s a flog.

    Even if he wasn’t, the Pussies are standing around flat-footed waiting for him to save them.

    Best amateur football club in Australia. Their brain-dead fans have already got their three flags this century. There’ll be no clamour for anything more until about 2070. GEE-LONG *clap clap clap*.

    At least the imported African trash in Dandenong love a fight.

  103. Top Ender

    N0 -one has satisfactorily explained to me WHY I must acknowledge that “It is a privilege to be standing on Aboriginal land.

    Mmm. Sooner or later I will explode at one of these events.

    I fought for the country, and I’m damned sure I don’t need welcoming to it.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Half time. Pies by 19.

    This is not over.

  105. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I fought for the country, and I’m damned sure I don’t need welcoming to it.’

    Marvellous comment.

  106. Black Ball

    Is there anymore beautiful sports commentary than Bill Lawry saying glorious cover drive?

  107. cohenite

    It would be nice if Pope Francis talked about the evil one and what to expect in Hell, but he probably will make it about climate change and racism. The Pope is an Innocent.

    The pope is a bastard. If there was justice in this world his head would have been shoved up the Zimbabwean gorilla’s arse. But there is none; so Mugabe dies peacefully in bed and the pope continues undermining the West.

  108. Mater

    Am starting to suspect that far from deterring Marxists, a large body count makes their eyes glint.
    Anyway, there is no doubt about the direct proportionality relation between the level of scumbaggery of some PoS and the amount of adulation from the Left that said PoS receives.

    One only needs to read up on Bernard Shaw to see the truth in this.

  109. rickw

    Possibly the best channel on ancient engineering tools and methods there is:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OtWVA7_9Rik

  110. Fisky

    Am starting to suspect that far from deterring Marxists, a large body count makes their eyes glint.

    They are always willing to endorse totally failed regimes (Zimbabwe, Venezuela) so long as the body bags keep coming.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    Selwood bleeding and off the field. Ablett given a charity free which he cocks up.

    Excellent.

  112. Knuckle Dragger

    Pies by 25. 3/4 time.

    This is not over.

  113. Black Ball

    No it isn’t Dragger but Pies have won every quarter hitherto. Pendlebury one of the best of the past decade

  114. Tom

    Lunch at the cricket. Plenty of rain clouds hanging around Manchester.

  115. MatrixTransform

    This is not over

    gonna be ugly

  116. Fisky

    What a disgrace that the very incompetent Bombers (on a miserable 95.4%) got to play the Eagles in Perth when there were far better sides barely outside the eight who would have totally crushed West Coast.

    Victoria: not sending their best!

  117. bespoke

    Watching “Occupation” on Prime. Australian film based on Red Dawn , corny as hell.

  118. Tom

    This is not over.

    Exactly. The weekend forecast for Manchester looks rain-free. I reckon Australia wins.

  119. Knuckle Dragger

    If the Pies trade Darcy Moore I will hunt down and flog Buckley with a star picket.

  120. thefrollickingmole

    At his best, Robert Mugabe could rank beside such revolutionaries as Nelson Mandela and Che Guevara.

    Complete fuckwits who were boosted by the adoring left into positions where their incompetence and general shitfullness could set the roller coaster to hell for entire nations?

    To Mandelas credit he preferred to leave the actual complete destruction to others while bhe dribbled into his oatmeal

  121. Steve trickler

    Good stuff, Boston P.D.



  122. Fisky

    You look at some of these clubs that somehow got into the finals. Bombers, GWS, Bulldogs, Geelong.

    We need to think again about this “Top 8” concept!

  123. thefrollickingmole

    Awful…
    https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/23/opinion/a-morsel-of-goat-meat.html
    BINGA, ZIMBABWE – The hungry children and the families dying of AIDS here are gut-wrenching, but somehow what I find even more depressing is this: Many, many ordinary black Zimbabweans wish that they could get back the white racist government that oppressed them in the 1970’s.

    “If we had the chance to go back to white rule, we’d do it,” said Solomon Dube, a peasant whose child was crying with hunger when I arrived in his village. “Life was easier then, and at least you could get food and a job.”

    Mr. Dube acknowledged that the white regime of Ian Smith was awful. But now he worries that his 3-year-old son will die of starvation, and he would rather put up with any indignity than witness that.

    An elderly peasant in another village, Makupila Muzamba, said that hunger today is worse than ever before in his seven decades or so, and said: “I want the white man’s government to come back. Even if whites were oppressing us, we could get jobs and things were cheap compared to today.”
    His wife, Mugombo Mudenda, remembered that as a younger woman she used to eat meat, drink tea, use sugar and buy soap. But now she cannot even afford corn gruel. “I miss the days of white rule,” she said.

    Nearly every peasant I’ve spoken to in Zimbabwe echoed those thoughts

  124. mh

    Not sending their best

    Six Illegal Aliens Accused of Stabbing 21-Year-Old Man to Death in Maryland

    This week, prosecutors charged seven individuals, six of whom are illegal aliens, with first-degree murder after 21-year-old Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar was found stabbed to death, his body left near an apartment complex in Baltimore County, Maryland in July.

    The seven individuals charged with murder include:

    20-year-old Jonathan Escobar-Hernandez
    20-year-old Marlon Leonardo Fabian-Flores
    18-year-old Edwin Edgardo Garcia-Martir
    31-year-old Hugo Portillo-Chavez
    19-year-old Jose Fausto Rivera-Coreas
    20-year-old Odaliz Rosas-Yanez
    16-year-old Leonel Alexander Velasquez-Hernadez

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/05/six-illegal-aliens-accused-of-stabbing-21-year-old-man-to-death-in-maryland/

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    To Mandelas credit he preferred to leave the actual complete destruction to others while bhe dribbled into his oatmeal

    A talent he shared with that other psychotic butcher, Ho Chi Minh.

  126. Nick

    3 minutes left and Bruce says ‘it’s a two goal game, there’s time’. What a flog.

  127. bespoke

    Don’t watch it PC ending, sigh!

  128. Tom

    Pies into the prelim. That’s justice: losing grand finalists often earn a crack at the following year’s flag.

  129. min

    Jacinta Price wonders why too as it is not an aboriginal tradition . I am demanding that they only dress traditinally when doing those ceremonies.

  130. Cpt Seahawks

    Nice tough match, Eagles looking better.

  131. Cpt Seahawks

    Welcome to country is welcomed with F off when I am involved. They still rush through it like subserviants.

  132. dover_beach

    You look at some of these clubs that somehow got into the finals. Bombers, GWS, Bulldogs, Geelong.

    We need to think again about this “Top 8” concept!

    I was thinking the same. The Hawthorn of 2013-15 would have pants’d both these sides.

  133. Joanna

    Geelong are getting smashed? Beauty

    The heat will finally come on Chris Scott. Hope he quits.

  134. Farmer Gez

    A keen Geelong supporter I know behaved like a bit of an arsehole today.

    I hope he enjoyed the evenings viewing.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    Result.

    Now fuck off back to your meth-infested swamp you Geelong cretins, and don’t ever have the hide to call your desolate outpost a city ever again.

    Dangerfield and Ablett can hitchhike, and hopefully meet some Milat rellos on the way.

  136. Cassie of Sydney

    “Steve trickler
    #3149270, posted on September 6, 2019 at 10:16 pm”

    Thanks Steve…in the video you see Antifa scum screaming “nazis out” and “free free Palestine”…I don’t know whether to laugh or reach for a bucket….it’s going to be a bucket….the left are making me physically sick.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    And Selwood and Hawkins can get kicked off the bus at the Todd Road KFC so they can look for work.

  138. Nick

    That’s the spirit KD!
    Mind you, you know that Collingwood will fall just short,.

  139. bespoke

    Steve trickler
    #3149263, posted on September 6, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Antifa 99% white numberwangs.

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    Was going to go with Archer, but the crikkit’s on.

    Spent.

  141. Black Ball

    Not entirely sure you are hard enough Knuckle Dragger 😂

  142. mh

    Last weekend, a Māori man living in Australia got kicked out of a restaurant because the bouncer didn’t like the look of his face.
    Gary Harding is a rugby league coach and cultural adviser for Māori and Pasifika youth at a Melbourne corrections centre.

    But last Saturday, his tā moko was the reason a bouncer wouldn’t let him eat at a Melbourne restaurant.

    White man chose to identify as a Maori. Then became a cultural advisor for Maori youth.

    FMD

  143. Old School Conservative

    David Pocock announces his retirement from test Rugby after the World Cup.
    Still has to get through tomorrow’s game.

  144. Old School Conservative

    Māori, Pasifika, tā moko

    Is it cultural appropriation for Australian media to use these words?

  145. Black Ball

    Chum Guzzler. Good Lord

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jacinta Price wonders why too as it is not an aboriginal tradition . I am demanding that they only dress traditinally when doing those ceremonies.

    I’m remembering the uproar when the cartoonist Eric Jolliffe portrayed “Witchetty’s Tribe” as wearing cloth nappies. He was widely pilloried for “ridiculing Aboriginal people” , but now such cloth nappies can be seen at any “Welcome to Country.”

  147. Entropy

    Cpt Seahawks
    #3149276, posted on September 6, 2019 at 10:26 pm
    Welcome to country is welcomed with F off when I am involved. They still rush through it like subserviants

    I always say “Amen!”

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    Oi BB.

    I’ll have you know I was hard enough for the last fifteen minutes of the match and the fifteen afterwards.

    Things have balanced out nicely though since then.

  149. Entropy

    Not only is the welcome to country liturgy a form of ancestor worship, it’s appropriated ancestor worship.

  150. Snoopy

    Is there a minimum age for emerging elders? At what age does an emerging elder become present elder?

  151. Steve trickler

    Cassie of Sydney.

    Don’t let the bastards grind you down. 😊

  152. zyconoclast

    Man on manslaughter charge over crash that killed boy, 12, outside a primary school lit a cigarette after the horror smash and made an obscene gesture after being arrested
    -Man charged over fatal crash outside school in Hurstville was disqualified driver
    -An out-of-control car mounted a footpath, hitting and trapping a 12-year-old boy
    -Ryan Wang, a student at Sydney Technical High in Bexley, later died in hospital
    -Rabih Abdul Rahman, 36, charged with manslaughter and other offences
    He was seen lighting a cigarette after the crash and sticking fingers at cameras

  153. Black Ball

    Phrasing Dragger!
    Snoopy, to my mind, there is no real age limit I believe to answer your question. Respect in the community is the parameter used. Or ties to land or some such. For instance, me being the oldest bloke born in my ‘nation’, I should be delivering acknowledgement. But because I consider it absolute bullshit, I never will do anything like that. And apparently it should be always be delivered by men. Because heteronormal patriarchy 😂

  154. max

    Melbourne city centre shut down at peak hour this evening by 300 extinction rebellion protesters. All of it aided and abetted by Vicpol and the State govt. Disruption, delay, inconvenience, frustration and rage everywhere.

    Normal people need to learn their place.

  155. Bruce in WA

    Goodnight people. See you in a few weeks. Off to Vietnam in the morning. Oh, God, what have I said?

  156. Bruce in WA

    I’ m locked and loaded … suitcase locked and wallet loaded!

  157. Steve trickler

    Heller, is running amok and having fun at the moment.

    Catherine McKenna believes frozen Canada is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. She is correct – three times zero equals zero.
    The music ramps up steadily for 15 minutes, but the Candian Climate record is an incoherent, fragmented mess.



  158. Arky

    A story.
    I bloody loved technical drawing at school. Fifth form it was offered as an after- school class once a week, meaning we had to stay back and do one lesson, then have dinner with the borders, then go back and do the second class.
    Everyone, including me, complained about the food. But really, it was so much better than the burnt chops and soggy, over- cooked cabbage my mother specialised in. Curried egg? Bring it on.
    The teacher, Mr Robson, was just a parent offering to fill in a gap no teacher could then fill. He was by far the best teacher I had had up to that point.
    Never raised his voice, never missed a beat. Just quietly taking us through, step by step, how to produce isometric and orthogonal projection. At the end of each lesson there it was in front of you: Accomplishment. A neat little three dimensional drawing in B pencil, with the faint working lines in 2H.
    ..
    Form Six. The school employed a full time Technical Drawing teacher. British Army officer. Ex- Sandhurst. I liked him. But there was something a bit odd about his manner. Fifty-ish, ramrod straight posture. Formal. There was a weakness my fellow students could immediately sense. They went for him right from the go. They could see he was a bit broken. They determined to see if they could widen the break, and maybe open it right up.
    The moment came, after a month or so, when they succeeded.
    He left the room to fetch something.
    Bulldog clips attached to the end of T- squares are potent missiles. Drafting tables a good shield. The class quickly divided itself into two teams, and almost before the door had closed behind him, the fight began.
    Bulldog clips smashed against the backs of drafting tables, careening off into walls, into ceiling light fixtures, into windows and into us. Close quarter battle followed, punches and headlocks featuring.
    He returned after what could only have been a minute or two. The fight had been so intense that I think even we were shocked.
    Bloodied students, broken fluorescent tubes, overturned tables and chairs.

  159. Arky

    If that doesn’t bring on a new thread, nothing will.

  160. Nob

    Arky ,
    I went to Christian Brothers day school.

    People nowadays put on their sympathetic face and ask about The Abuse.

    But the only abuse I can recall is what we teenagers visited on the unfortunate teachers.
    Any weakness, we worked on it.

    Complete mental disintegration was our aim and we succeeded with some of them.
    I was a ringleader.

    To this day I’m ashamed of it, but I was proud of myself then.

    Only unaffected ones were the working class Depression babies.

  161. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell but there’s some whining on Faceache from the reality-smacked Geelong fans.

    ‘But but but muh home ground advantage’ etc.

    Thus providing every other AFL-aware person in the country an opportunity to carve them to bits.

  162. Arky

    To this day I’m ashamed of it,

    ..
    I liked that bloke, but never stood up for him.

  163. Mark A

    Arky
    #3149311, posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Come on Arky, what happened next?

  164. Mark A

    Arky
    #3149314, posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    To this day I’m ashamed of it,

    ..
    I liked that bloke, but never stood up for him.

    I thought that’s what the fight was about?

    Slow here.

  165. Arky

    Come on Arky, what happened next?

    ..
    Any normal teacher would have caned the lot of us, after giving us a bollocking the likes you would never forget.
    He just wilted.
    Left at the end of the year.

  166. Fisky

    Every African leader on Twitter is mourning the late dictator Mugabe. Much of intersectional Twitter likewise. So you can burn down your country and cause billion percent hyperinflation, food shortages, mass killings, everyone flees etc, but it’s all ok because whitey bad!

    This is how the world works in reality, you dumb libertarians!

  167. Fisky

    David Coltart
    @DavidColtart
    Robert Gabriel Mugabe has died. My condolences are extended to his family and friends. He was a colossus on the Zimbabwean stage & his enduring positive legacy will be his role in ending white minority rule & expanding a quality education to all Zimbabweans

    David Coltart
    @DavidColtart
    This is the official page of Senator David Coltart, former Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Christian, and human rights lawyer

    Good gracious me. A white “human rights” lawyer no less.

  168. Nob

    Mr. Dube acknowledged that the white regime of Ian Smith was awful

    Only after the NYT reporter hassled him into it, I bet.

    I was surprised at hearing from some “coloured” and black South Africans in Cape Town that some things were better under apartheid.

    Like what? I asked.

    Engineering standards and education were two I remember them picking out.

  169. Fisky

    Mr. Dube acknowledged that the white regime of Ian Smith was awful

    Hahahahahaha! Ok Dube, dude whatever.

  170. Fisky

    You can say that Mugabe was wonderful and Smith was “awful” and you will keep your job in any respectable corporation. But if you say the opposite, you will 100% be fired. No questions asked. You’ll get Folau’ed out of whatever job you are in.

    This is the reality of the “liberal” society we inhabit.

  171. Delcon

    Of all the murderous monsters of the past century, the *only* one who got bad rap from the Left was Hitler. Hitler, too, by the way, was supported by the Left until he stopped being Stalin’s bestie.

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Phew! This wind. Hairy says he’s read about it coming, some sort of unusual Southern Hemisphere Polar Vortex, not unlike those seen more frequently in the Northern Hemisphere. Wherever it has come from, it is a bloody nuisance. Our wonderful carpentry of the late afternoon lasted until a huge blast at midnight sheered off three screws in the lower rail of wood and whooosh, in she came, Madam Wind, with me holding her back again with my ballast weight and Hairy scrabbling for his toolkit, the drill and more screws. We are locked down again now, and I suddenly had a thought – the terrace sunscreens are down – so we race out there to wind them up (bother, why didn’t we get the automatics as in those above our windows?) and there seems to be little damage done to them, a bent railing, nothing much, then I spot the tin of paint I had left on the table, lid firmly on, but it had blown right off and there was paint all over the terrace tiles. I’ve cleaned them up and the wicker furniture where it splashed as best I can, but the tiling job we were contemplating there has just come one step closer.

    I wonder if it is like this elsewhere in Sydney. It’s pretty rough here, rather like the time a whole verandah was sheered off a house on the top of Dover Heights. Our terrace covered pergola seems to be holding up OK though.

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ooohh. My fingernails are totally wrecked!!

  174. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lucky I remembered to take my diamond rings off first. Nearly started cleaning up the spilled paint with twenty five thousand dollars worth of rings on my fingers.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We were in Hwange Safari Park and Zambesi Park in Zimbabwe in 1997. It was still a reasonable tourist destination at that time, although a little rough around the edges even then, with the AIDS epidemic in full swing, very sad to see. Mugabe was admired by locals who saw him as keeping tribalism at bay, and there were still some European true believers in the future of a rainbow Zim. Not now though. If I was a white person in Africa now, any part, regarding it as my home, I would leave. Time to go, I thought in our recent fly in to Jo’berg, picking up the SA newspapers and seeing the way … well, the way the wind was blowing, to use tonight’s metaphor for havoc.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Time for bed, hoping the carpentry lasts until the morning. Night all.
    No-one’s here anyway.

  177. areff

    Jonathan Winter, I never realised he was this funny

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