Tuesday Forum: September 3, 2019

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  1. egg_

    You operate at that sort of plasma temperature and you don’t have molecules. You have ionised atoms and electrons and nothing else.

    The miniscule? amounts of elements found on the Anode? in the video could be due to airborne contaminants trapped on the Anode?
    Are they obtaining second opinions on their garage experiment?

  2. John Constantine

    If you take out a negative interest rate loan of negative half a percent to start a business, but next year your competitor can get a negative ten percent interest rate to start up against you, it won’t be pretty.

  3. MatrixTransform

    why spend money you’ve got when money you haven’t got is so cheap?

  4. Arky

    What is the implication of this if the rates are artificially lowered?

    ..
    Well, that’s my question.
    Are they artificially being lowered, or is it a natural cycle, indicating that we aren’t in future going to be producing the shit that is worth as much as in the past? Which might have something to do with John’s thing about wool scrubbing etc.
    Or something.

  5. egg_

    The miniscule? amounts of elements found on the Anode? in the video could be due to airborne contaminants trapped on the Anode?

    They speak of the detection of Cerium and Lanthanum molecules on the Anode?

    According to wiki: Lanthanum usually occurs together with cerium and the other rare earth elements. Lanthanum was first found by the Swedish chemist Carl Gustav Mosander in 1839 as an impurity in cerium nitrate… Cerium magnesium nitrate (also known as cerous magnesium nitrate), is a highly paramagnetic salt.

    Contaminants?

  6. Sinclair Davidson

    No. 2 son’s girlfriend is turning 20 on Saturday. No. 2 son suggested to his mother that he and the girlfriend were going to hire an apartment in the city and stay in the city – by themselves – for the weekend. The first I heard about this, from the next room, was “You better speak to your father about this”. Apparently starting a sentence with, “Well they are adults …” is the WRONG THING to say.

  7. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What is the implication of this if the rates are artificially lowered?

    What it does is that it subsidises cheap credit for public sector spending, private bank recapitalisations; at the cost of long term, likely permanent higher real interest rates (as the cost of capital).

    or is it a natural cycle

    I don’t think that is possible. Like how you can’t have negative probabilities.

    You might have negative nominal rates under a free banking system, but this would be highly unlikely. Negative real interest rates would mean that GDP growth would reasonably be expected to fall in real terms for decades on end (seemingly permanently). Eventually, you go to subsistence wages and don’t have a banking system. You can’t go backwards from here unless we turn into subhumans or have near extinction level, very low populations of human beings.

    indicating that we aren’t in future going to be producing the shit that is worth as much as in the past?

    That will happen as the preference to produce consumer goods at the cost of producing less capital goods has been made for us, also, hedging and hysteresis play into malinvestment in consumer goods.

  8. Arky

    Any danger of the economics professor answering economics questions on his bleeding economics blog, or are economics professors like car mechanics: refusing to work on their own cars?

  9. Sinclair Davidson

    There is an economics question?

  10. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3147105, posted on September 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    No. 2 son’s girlfriend is turning 20 on Saturday. No. 2 son suggested to his mother that he and the girlfriend were going to hire an apartment in the city and stay in the city – by themselves – for the weekend. The first I heard about this, from the next room, was “You better speak to your father about this”. Apparently starting a sentence with, “Well they are adults …” is the WRONG THING to say.

    If they want a cultural experience, I recommend Brewarrina or Walgett.

    I am going to name them “Wadaryalukinatyawiadakund Tours.”

    The main motel looks like a remand centre, for the safety of its patrons.

  11. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Arky
    #3147107, posted on September 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Any danger of the economics professor answering economics questions on his bleeding economics blog, or are economics professors like car mechanics: refusing to work on their own cars?

    Hey! I’m sorry, I’m all alone here!

    You ain’t getting that answer tonight!

  12. John Constantine

    If her mother isn’t worried, it’s a bit late for Baroness Doom to worry.

    Besides, a few grandkids turning up now means they will be big enough to wheel their Granny around in her golden years.

    It may all smooth everything over straight up if this is mentioned immediately.

  13. Nick

    Apparently starting a sentence with, “Well they are adults …” is the WRONG THING to say.

    I’m with you. He’s 20….

  14. feelthebern

    That chap AJ had on was 13 when he signed up to the navy in 1939.
    Pretty sure a 20 year old can make their own decisions.

  15. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Looks like the cultural tour is go!

  16. feelthebern

    The goat skull judge in the banner gives me nightmares.

  17. Arky

    That chap AJ had on was 13 when he signed up to the navy in 1939.
    Pretty sure a 20 year old can make their own decisions.

    ..
    It isn’t 1939 anymore.
    I’m with Mrs Doomlord on this one. You must protect that young man’s virtue.
    And I’m sure he will understand and respect your decision.
    BWAH HA HA HA.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone seen the latest recruiting commercial for the A.D.F? – of all the slop I’ve ever had the misfortune to see…

  19. C.L.

    Anyone seen the latest recruiting commercial for the A.D.F?

    Saw it earlier this evening.
    It was a tampon commercial aimed at lesbians.

  20. Arky

    The bible told you not to rely on those filthy swine:
    ..


  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    The bible told you not to rely on those filthy swine

    Swinehood hath no remedy Arky.
    And if you get the reference you’ll turn into a genius. 😀

  22. zyconoclast

    Looks like a good day for some yachting

    National Data Buoy Center

  23. zyconoclast

    Norwegian Eritreans Caught Partying With Regime They Fled From – Photos

    The phenomenon of Eritreans celebrating the regime they have fled from is familiar in other European countries, experts say.

    Dozens of Norwegian Eritreans have attended a party arranged by the Eritrean regime and celebrated the 25th anniversary of compulsory military service, which is the main reason why many Eritreans were granted asylum in the first place.

  24. zyconoclast

    Is this South Africa pre-1989?

    Xenophobic Attacks Shame South Africa as Regional Leaders Meet

    South Africa has been hit by an outbreak of attacks on migrants from other African countries as the nation prepared to host a meeting of political and business leaders from across the continent.

    A spate of violence that broke out in suburbs south of Johannesburg’s city center on Sunday and spread to the central business district on Monday saw the destruction of more than 50 shops and business premises mainly owned by Africans from countries in the rest of the continent such as Nigeria and Somalia. Cars and properties were torched and widespread looting took place.

    The attacks come ahead of the beginning of the African edition of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town on Sept. 4 and before a state visit to South Africa by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, a country whose nationals have been affected, next month.

    “The continuing attacks on Nigerian nationals and businesses in South Africa are unacceptable,” the government of Nigeria said on Twitter. “Enough is enough. Nigeria will take definitive measures to ensure safety and protection of her citizens.”

    Other Nigerian politicians, including former presidential election candidate Oby Ezekwesili called for stronger intervention by the government. The government has summoned South Africa’s ambassador, the Punch newspaper reported.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    Apropos of Romsey, in the Macedon Ranges:

    Used to live there in the day. It was excellent. Entire streets a two minute walk from the main drag had a house to an acre block. 45 minutes (down the shit Lancefield Road) to the city if you left early enough.

    An excellent little town, with the culture little towns should have. If you’re heading north to wheat and sheep country, fang over on the Woodend Road (past Hinch’s winery btw) and straight onto the Calder and you’re gone.

    Bloody cold though, and I’ve lived in Ballarat. You don’t get frost on your windscreen, you get 1/8 inch of ice. Got fogged out playing cricket one Saturday. In February.

    The bush around it’s a bloody tinderbox. I have no idea how the joint hasn’t gone up since Ash Wednesday.

  26. mh

    Norwegian Eritreans Caught Partying With Regime They Fled From – Photos

    Yep, the West are mugs. They are laughing at us.

    And Alan Jones is such a dope.

  27. Arky

    Tony’s alright:

    I have long wanted to make a serious speech about Brexit, I never imagined it would turn out to be at such a fraught time,” Abbott said.

    He backed Johnson to win an election.

    “If it is an election that pits the parliament versus the people and the people’s champion then I know which side I’d rather be working for.”

    Quoting the Bible, the former seminarian said those fighting for Britain to remain a part of Europe would ultimately fail.

    “They will fail though because in the end there won’t be enough of them to usurp a democratic vote, to sacrifice their country for short term political gain and to put Europe before Britain.

    “As the scripture says, he who puts his hand to the plougher and then turns back is not worthy of the kingdom.”

    Abbott also touched on the protests in Hong Kong, 22 years after its people last truly knew freedom under the rule of British law.

    “If they thought that Britain would be lost in Europe, as they fear being lost in China, they’d hardly be carrying your flag. For them, it’s a symbol of freedom; and for you, surely, a source of pride in all you have done and all you yet can do.”

  28. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “As the scripture says, he who puts his hand to the plougher and then turns back is not worthy of the kingdom.”

    How about that 2014 budget.

  29. zyconoclast

    Teenager ‘first in UK’ to go deaf and blind due to junk food diet, report reveals

    The 17-year-old lived off a daily portion of chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat for around a decade.

    His poor diet, which resulted in a number of vitamin deficiencies, led to the boy developing a condition called nutritional optic neuropathy (NON).

    More commonly seen in malnourished children in developing countries, purely dietary causes of NON are rare in the western world.

    It manifests in damage to the optic nerve, which leads to sight loss and if undiagnosed, blindness.

    The unnamed patient, from Bristol, also developed hearing loss and bone weakness.

  30. Arky

    Abbot was really the first world leader to face the full wrath of the new feral leftist media – activist- globalist axis.
    That he was defeated by them is no great shame on him.
    At that point we did not fully comprehend what they were.

  31. Sinclair Davidson

    John Constantine – this is my view on the matter. As I tried to explain to Mrs D, we are not going to be the aggrieved parents.

    On the other hand I have a cousin just a year older than me so recently became grandfather. I’m looking at at my offspring wondering who is going to step up and make an effort.

  32. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yeah, don’t eat shit, particularly tonnes of processed meat, confectionary and green soft drink.

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

  33. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    confectionery

  34. Delcon

    Abbot was really the first world leader to face the full wrath of the new feral leftist media – activist- globalist axis.
    That he was defeated by them is no great shame on him.

    Abbott is the guy that put Turnbull on the frontbench when every conservative in the land already hated Turnbull’s guts (Miranda Divine excepted, I suppose). Abbott is the guy that, generally, systematically ignored his conservative base to a significant degree before he became a PM but certainly after he did. Not going to be kind enough to blame his demise entirely on the campaign lodged against him, as frighteningly feral and ferocious as it may have been. He stopped listening. Any PM who does needs to get the boot.

  35. Arky

    Abbott is the guy that put Turnbull on the frontbench

    ..
    Abbot was the guy who stood against Turnbull and half his own party when the global warming crap was at it’s height.

  36. JC

    Since Morrison’s win, we’ve hardly heard a word from Turnbull and nothing from his worthless son. That’s the upside.

  37. areff

    I’m happy to serve as a chaperone and moral example for your young ‘un, Sinc.

  38. Sinclair Davidson

    areff – my first question was who is paying? My second question was who is feeding Elsie? But he has that covered.

  39. Delcon

    Abbott is the guy that put Turnbull on the frontbench

    ..
    Abbot was the guy who stood against Turnbull and half his own party when the global warming crap was at it’s height.

    Abbott was for a Carbon Tax when Rudd was PM and Turdbull tried to ram it through the back-side of us conservative Liberal members. But the Liberal conservative membership raised an outcry, and Abbott, to his credit, had the decency to agree that if the conservative base so much objects a Carbon Tax, he will dropped his support for it and will stand up for the base.
    This common decency is what won him eventually the party leadership and, later, the top job.
    For some reason (call it what you like, I’ll call it either stupidity or arrogance) he then decided that he no longer needs to listen to the conservative base. That would be the very same conservative base which, when he did listen to, he won the PMship.
    Guess what happened then? After stopping listening to the conservative base, he lost the PMship.
    If only I could identify some underlying logic in what the rise and fall of Abbott!..

  40. Delcon

    Hi Sinclair
    Since you are awake in these strange hours: is it possible that before a comment goes poof there will be some indication to its poster why, so it could be corrected. I just wrote a comment. It was a very smart comment, as all my other comments always are, and now it’s gone and I cannot retreive it and possibly fix it up to an “acceptable” form. So, there you go, humanity just missed out on yet another pearl of wisdom of mine!

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    Elsie.

    An uncommon name for a young woman in this day and age.

    Assuming, of course, I’m not assuming gender or anything.

  42. Delcon

    Actually, I just noticed that my original comment was published after all. So all good!
    Thanks

  43. Lazlo

    It is highly unlikely that hamburgers alone would have been responsible for this Bristol chap’s optic neuropathy (ON). Quite likely a combination of lifestyle factors, including alcohol and drugs, resulting in a night-time (while asleep) hypotension event. This causes a sudden collapse in blood supply to the optic nerve, resulting in irreparable damage. I have suffered from Ischemic ON in the last year.

    This is little understood, but watch out people. In my case, I believe it was due to a cardiac guy unnecessarily messing with my blood pressure medication.

  44. areff

    Elsie. An uncommon name for a young woman in this day and age. Assuming, of course, I’m not assuming gender or anything.

    A fine name, however, for a very little cat — little cat, get it, LC=Elsie)?

  45. Lazlo

    Elsie! I had an Aunty Elsie, and an Aunty Vera, Aunty Olive, Uncle Hedley, Uncle Cyril, all from around Andover, Hampshire.

    None would make the the top ten baby names now, but maybe in 2050?

  46. areff

    Uncle Cyril. I had one too.

  47. Old School Conservative

    Richo is calling for full public funding of election campaigns.
    Claims it would end corruption.

    He’s transitioning into a comedian in later life.

  48. Sinclair Davidson

    Abbott was defeated because he was an 18c traitor.

  49. Lazlo

    You may be overlooking the role of MT in all that, Sinclair?

  50. Arky

    @realDonaldTrump
    54m54 minutes ago

    We are doing very well in our negotiations with China. While I am sure they would love to be dealing with a new administration so they could continue their practice of “ripoff USA”($600 B/year),16 months PLUS is a long time to be hemorrhaging jobs and companies on a long-shot….
    We are doing very well in our negotiations with China. While I am sure they would love to be dealing with a new administration so they could continue their practice of “ripoff USA”($600 B/year),16 months PLUS is a long time to be hemorrhaging jobs and companies on a long-shot….And then, think what happens to China when I win. Deal would get MUCH TOUGHER! In the meantime, China’s Supply Chain will crumble and businesses, jobs and money will be gone!

  51. Arky

    resulting in a night-time (while asleep) hypotension event. This causes a sudden collapse in blood supply to the optic nerve, resulting in irreparable damage.

    ..
    Oh thanks very much.
    Something new to keep me lying awake at 3am. You bastard.

  52. Arky

    August 2019 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®
    PMI® at 49.1%

  53. Lazlo

    Yes Arky, you must stay awake all night. The risks are too great otherwise. Believe me.

  54. Mark A

    Lazlo
    #3147156, posted on September 3, 2019 at 11:58 pm
    Uncle Cyril

    I’ve just turned 60 we must be the same age, as one of my uncles was named Cyril. Had to be a popular name 90 years ago.

    Dad is still going strong under 90, your comment about messing with meds reminded me, he’s been on blood pressure and Digoxin for 20 years now, about 5 years ago a new doc in the clinic wanted to change him over for something new, despite the fact that the six monthly blood tests showed no problems.

    He simply changed doctors.
    Meds worked fine for 15 years he said, no residual build-up in the blood, why change now?

  55. Delcon

    Abbott was defeated because he was an 18c traitor.

    Yes.

  56. Lazlo

    Smart decision by your dad, Mark A.

    I can remember Cyril as still a popular name in London in the 60s, but it has certainly faded.

    Yet it is the name of the the Russian script.

  57. zyconoclast

    Abbott was defeated because he was an 18c traitor.

    Yes he was.

    But if this was such a winner, why was it not smoted (smited?) by anyone since?

  58. Arky

    Abbott was defeated because he was an 18c traitor.

    Yes he was.

    But if this was such a winner, why was it not smoted (smited?) by anyone since?

    ..
    Precisely.
    On 18C it is a level playing field.
    They were all bloody awful.

  59. Delcon

    The complete betrayal of Freedom of Speech by Libs, including the IPA Alumni Senator Patterson and the Member for Gay Marriage Tim Wilson was complete when they attacked Fraser Anning.
    Would hate to think how the IPA’s James Patterson and Tim Wilson would have viciously got stuck into the Parliament’s James Patterson and Tim Wilson.
    I suppose they have very comfortable seats in parliament.

  60. zyconoclast

    the video (3:09) should definitely be SFW.
    The only issue may be the title

  61. Steve trickler

    What the fuck is this thing? Wow!



  62. Top Ender

    What a racket. And what hypocrisy of Labor in what it says now, when it adopted a different response when in government.

    Almost 6000 asylum-seekers whose refugee claims were rejected after they arrived by boat under the previous Labor government are engaged in similar legal ­appeals to that of a Tamil family that will learn on Wednesday whether their ­eleventh-hour Federal Court bid to prevent their ­deportation has succeeded.

    Department of Home Affairs statistics also reveal that successive Labor immigration ministers removed 2631 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers from the Australian community and onshore detention centres and returned them to Sri Lanka at the height of the border protection crisis between 2010 and 2013.

    The backlog of legal cases involving people fighting to stay in Australia was revealed after opposition home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally said an Albanese government would “absolutely” be open to letting the Tamil family stay, despite the courts finding they were not genuine ­refugees. She said Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, by exercising ministerial discretion to let the family stay, would “not restart the boats”.

    Mr Dutton hit back, declaring that the era of Labor bipartisanship on border protection under Bill Shorten’s leadership was over.

    Departmental figures requested by The Australian show that as of Monday, 5757 asylum-seekers on bridging visas living in the Australian community were pursuing legal challenges after they were found not to be owed protection under Australian law. All arrived under the Labor government between 2009 and 2013.

    According to official figures, the Rudd/Gillard government returned 180 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers in 2010-11, a further 385 in 2011-12 and 2066 in 2012-13 on the basis that they were economic ­migrants and not refugees.

    “The bipartisan policy on borders championed by Mr Shorten is now dead and (Labor leader) Mr Albanese has reverted back to his position at previous Labor conferences where he has voted against tough border policies,” Mr Dutton told The Australian.

    He said Senator Keneally had been “a terrible premier and her lack of judgment is on display again now”.

    “People-smugglers would be partying long into the night if Labor wins the next election because Ms Keneally and Mr Albanese have now adopted an effective open-border policy,” Mr Dutton said.

    Nadesalingam Murugappan and his wife, Kokilapath­mapriya Nadarasa, came to Australia from Sri Lanka illegally in 2012 and 2013 respectively and were rejected as refugees. They have been living in the rural town of Biloela on bridging visas, which expired last year, having had two children while in Australia.

    All their legal bids to challenge the Department of Immigration’s initial ruling have been rejected by multiple courts. They were being returned by charter flight to Sri Lanka on Thursday last week when a court injunction forced their plane to land in Darwin. The family has since been taken to Christmas Island.

    Previous High Court appeals on behalf of the two adults and the eldest child have all failed.

    However, a court ordered that they should not be removed until at least Wednesday afternoon, giving time to hear the youngest daughter’s claim for protection.

    Yesterday, a jet delivered 12 Australian Federal Police officers to Christmas Island from Canberra, triggering speculation that the government was preparing to deport the Tamil family swiftly if they were unsuccessful in Wednesday’s Federal Court hearing.

    The Australian has been told the officers who arrived onTuesday are members of the specialist response group. The Australian Federal Police website says it is a squad formed in 2012 to provide “dynamic specialist policing ­capabilities that are professional and flexible in support of AFP domestic and international operations”.

    As well as the 5757 asylum-­seekers fighting to stay in Australia, another 7900 people who arrived by boat under the previous Labor government have not had refugee claims processed.

    Mr Dutton accused Mr Albanese of pursuing the mantle of “Mr Popular” in his calls for the family to stay. He said the family had “dragged out” their stay in Australia and delayed deportation by launching multiple ­appeal processes. The move, he said, made it “unfair” for the family to claim they had established strong community connections.

    “I do think it’s excessive when it goes on for a number of years,” Mr Dutton said. “I think it’s unfair to the children in this case when the parents have been given a very definite decision when they (were told) they weren’t going to stay in Australia many years ago.

    “But clearly every decision-maker right to the High Court has found they’re not refugees.”

    Mr Albanese called on Mr Dutton to intervene in the deportation in the same way the minister had intervened in the case of two au pairs he helped release from immigration detention.

    After Senator Keneally tried to use Scott Morrison’s faith as a ­political wedge over the ­Coalition’s position on the Tamil family, Labor’s assistant immigration spokesman, Andrew Giles, on Tuesday broke ranks with his frontbench colleague.

    Mr Giles — promoted in June to be the second half of Labor’s home affairs and immigration team — said religion was “not at the core of the issue” of the Tamil family debate, but the former lawyer who represented ­asylum-seekers after the 2001 Tampa stand-off insisted allowing the family to stay would not set a ­precedent.

    Coalition MP Ken O’Dowd, the member for Flynn, which includes the Queensland town of Biloela, said he had been speaking with Mr Dutton, Immigration Minister David Coleman and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack in the past 48 hours after years of making representations on behalf of the family.

    Mr O’Dowd wants the family to stay and said their possible ­deportation was sad.

    Link

  63. Mark A

    Looks like I have to recalculate ‘Tom time‘.
    Slack basket.

  64. Tom

    Haha. Peter Broelman has Olympic-level Dutton Derangement.

  65. Tom

    I guess the mushroom cloud is another David Rowe head explosion over Australia’s re-election of the hated Tories in May.

  66. Mark A

    Now if we could solve the problem of Maria.

  67. Mark A

    Finished with pruning and on to maintenance now bespoke?

  68. bespoke

    It’s working out well. I can do half days then spend the rest shuttling the wife to appointments, Mark.

  69. bespoke

    How’s the family settled, Mark?

  70. Mark A

    We have (our family Co that is) about 10 acres of vines in the Malmsbury district, used to help out pruning times when home. Was very hard on your wrists until we got electric shears.
    Was not a great success as wines go so we sell the grapes to a local winemaker.

    Would be a shame to pull them and still profitable and a good fall back.

  71. bespoke

    With out electric snips I wouldn’t have job. I’m only average with them but I do value add with reliability and trustworthiness. Plus I don’t expect to be found busy work.

  72. Mark A

    Family is fine, it’s only me and the missus, the house in Melb is nominally ours but belongs to our daughter now.
    The two boys are doing well better than I did at their age.

    The house we bought is out a bit from the capital about 20 min drive, too far in local respect but a stroll in OZ.
    She decided the location when she got in touch with local expats and found 3 Poms and two Canadians + some Dutch and Krauts living in town.
    Have to say it was a wise decision, nice helpful peeps and for me it makes no difference as far as distance is concerned.
    I was going to post the pic of the house, the exterior only of course but when I put the pic up on Google search it came up with the exact location including street number n all, so I ditched the idea.

  73. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom.

    And thanks bespoke for the Paglia clips. I reckon that the arts, social sciences have always been the intellectual underpants of the universities. They’ve never recovered from letting English be a subject to be “researched ” and written about. It was always a silly idea. And letting women in has made things worse. At most one percent of the population should go to university, mainly to keep them away from the workplace.

  74. bespoke

    At most one percent of the population should go to university, mainly to keep them away from the workplace.

    I agree and wouldn’t mind finding them if that was the case.

  75. DrBeauGan

    A week from now and I’ll be in an aeroplane on my way home instead of waiting for Maria who is half an hour late again and will likely be a lot later if she gets here at all. Fortunately I have cigars to smoke and things to think about.

    I’ve lost muscle tissue and got slobby while in Cuba. I shall have to get back into shape when I return.

  76. Rockdoctor

    Much is made about these Tamil’s being popular in Biloela. Couple of thoughts. If they win will they stay there or with a shiny perm residency visa be off to the big smoke with their expats. A lot of the choice to live where they are could be coached from those same people that daily try to undermine the border protection system. Second while they might be fondly thought of in Bilo how many people there actually reluctantly agree with their deportation but won’t say anything in case they recieve the backlash of the likes of speaking up against the Mosque in Bendigo. I know Biloela a little from jobs I have done down that way, it is your typical conservative country town. Can’t see an overwhelming majority baying for them to stay.

  77. bespoke

    Putting the cigar box in the next room would be a good start, DrBg.

  78. Mark A

    Some useless trivia before I retire,

    Did You Know?

    The tiny “YKK” found on untold millions of zippers stands for “Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha” (lit. “Yoshida Manufacturing Corporation”), or the YKK Group: a Japanese group of manufacturing companies that is the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.

    To top it off, can you do the Vulcan salute?
    William Shatner couldn’t,

    In the rare times when Shatner was required to do the traditional V-fingered Vulcan salute, the stage crew would use a barely visible loop of fishing line to hook his ring and pinky fingers together in order to help him separate his fingers in proper formation.

    I have no probs with the left hand, no way with the right.
    When I try it with the right hand I extend the little finger instead of the ring finger.

  79. 1735099

    I know Biloela a little from jobs I have done down that way,

    So do I.
    Like most rural communities, they value loyalty and hard work.
    In their time in Biloela, this family demonstrated both these qualities in spades.
    Also, like most rural communities, the residents of Biloela resent strongly outsiders (BFCs*) stuffing then around.
    * Bastards from Canberra

  80. MatrixTransform

    Camille Paglia … 32 minutes … one single sentence

  81. Mark A

    Like most rural communities, they value loyalty and hard work.

    Looks like they don’t mind liars either.
    Suits numbers’ morality.

  82. rickw

    In true Australian style these blokes are being investigated by CASA rather than celebrated:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hzxIcsL3KDo

  83. 1735099

    BoJo blunders on.

    Former Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee joined the Liberal Democrat benches just as Johnson began giving a statement to Parliament on last month’s G7 summit in France.
    From Lee’s press release –

    The Brexit process has helped to transform this once great party into something more akin to a narrow faction, where an individual’s ‘conservatism’ is measured by how recklessly one wishes to leave the European Union.
    Perhaps most disappointingly, it has increasingly become infected with the twin diseases of populism and English nationalism.

  84. Overburdened

    My son is now being debriefed in Geneva after a stint in South Sudan with MSF.

    The relief that I felt that he was done in SS was quickly evaporated when he told me that he now intends to spend a month or so having R&R in France and Spain.

    I hope he gets out of Europe unscathed.

    It would be good if he was surfin and fishin with his dad.

  85. notafan

    France and Spain.

    I go there most every year.

    No more dangerous than Australia.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tom Stiglich #2.

    Hehe, looks like Joe reads our Cat version of history. He should never ever visit the Alamo.

  87. notafan

    Nationalism and populism.

    Now ‘diseases’

    If you say so ‘doctor’

    What do they call political ambitions like globalism and what is it unpopulism? that progressives like?

    Oh that’s right,

    totalitarianism.

  88. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    https://www.politico.com/news/beto-orourke-2020-presidential-election

    It’s now Biden, Warren, Sanders — and everyone else

    No one else is above double digits.

    You know Clinton would be running if she could.

    I thought the machine would go full bore on the misogyny and racecards and pick Harris and Hassan.

    Warren believes in that debt forgiveness nonsense like Harris purported to. Maybe that will give her the edge.

    She’s a full-blown socialist technocrat. Her talks sound like FDR on steroids.

    She would be worse than Bernie!

  89. notafan

    One person working as a slaughterman and the other doing ‘volunteer’ work is now loyal blah blah. What was that? A couple of hours at the Anglicare opportunity shop?

    So what.

    It’s amazing the lady in question was still demanding interpreters for formal interviews at the end of 2018 and when things didn’t go her way lodged objections because she could understand what the interpreter said and he might have missed translated!

    In fact they are parasites on the Australian community leeching hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal and other expenses.

    #itsallaboutme

  90. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Nope

    Good lord. The New Green Mountain State Green Nude Eel.

    Bernie Sanders’ $16.3T climate plan would phase out fossil fuels

    By GAVIN BADE

    08/22/2019 07:06 AM EDT

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday released his plan to fight climate change, as he seeks to position himself as the most aggressive candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination on the issue.

  91. notafan

    How does anyone know someone did ‘hard work’?

    Mrs doesn’t give the appearance of someone capable of hard work that is for sure.

    #makeitupasigoalong

  92. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Bookmark this.

    https://www.politico.com/news/beto-orourke-2020-presidential-election

    It is non-stop, pure comedy gold!

    O’Rourke: We will ‘die in our sleep’ if we don’t confront Trump threat

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    Without presuming to anticipate an entire town’s view on one subject, I wouldn’t be surprised if the average Biloela punter couldn’t wait to see the back of the Tamils.

    After all, they along with the rest of the mug taxpayers have forked out millions for appeals of their upcoming deportation, despite being told the day they got off the RGR boat they wouldn’t be allowed to stay.

    Their entire defence has two pillars:

    1. Maaaaaaate, maaateymateymaaaaaate come on maaaaaaaaate; and
    2. ‘But pigtails’.

    Enough.

  94. 1735099

    Some great imagery in this report about Chernobyl 33 years on..

    From the link –

    The official death toll from Chernobyl is disputed, but a UN report into the “true scale of the accident” found as many as 4,000 people could die as a result of radiation exposure.

    And

    The legacy of the accident endures. As of January, of the 2.1 million people registered with Ukraine’s health authorities for treatment for Chernobyl-related illnesses, 350,000 were children.

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    Camille Paglia: ‘Universities Are an Absolute Wreck Right Now’

    VDH had an article Sunday on this issue:

    From Icon to Just a Con

    Too much stuff to do justice with a quote so RTWT. His prescription is to have standardized exit exams for bachelor degrees. I think that is not going to be workable because degrees are now so varied. My suggestion is for someone to establish an online overtly-righty university with vetted lecturers and a solid conservative syllabus. With very low fees because few dead head administrators to pay for. The low fees will attract the students, and the syllabus would slowly build a reputation. The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation would fit nicely into that model.

    Unfortunately that wouldn’t work for STEM because of the prac component, but there’s already an indication that the US university system is splitting into a hard STEM sector and a woke sector. So maybe the STEM bit will be ok.

  96. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I’m not sure people understand what a staggeringly large amount of wealth that 16.3 trillion USD represents.

    http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/us_debt/us_debt.html

  97. 1735099

    A couple of hours at the Anglicare opportunity shop?

    No, St Vincent De Paul.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    And:

    What sort of bloke, may I ask, throws his missus on an unseaworthy fishing boat loaded to the gunwales with randy subcontinentals, and says ‘It’s about three weeks across the Indian Ocean. And it’s monsoon season, so watch out for cyclones’?

    ‘Gimme that – I told you not to bring your passport. You may have to sell yourself if you get hungry, but think of it as the price of doing business. I’ll be along in a year or so. Probably. Save me a kangaroo.’

  99. Eyrie

    BoN, The prac for STEM subjects can be done by the scheduled trips to an industrial shed in an industrial precinct.

  100. notafan

    Yes rockdoctor.

    There are hundreds and hundreds of appeal cases on austlii from failed Sri Lankan Tamil ‘asylum seekers’.

    All their claims are remarkably similar.

    I, or a relative, was a member of the LTTE and I might get into trouble and because I broke the law by departing Sri Lanka from not an approved point of departure I also might get into trouble when I get back, even though nobody ever has been arrested and jailed for this offence after being refouled, still it might happen.

    The Australian taxpayer is put the great expense to verify their vague claims and confirm, yet again, that much exaggerating and untruthing has been going on.

  101. 1735099

    Without presuming to anticipate an entire town’s view on one subject, I wouldn’t be surprised if the average Biloela punter couldn’t wait to see the back of the Tamils.

    That sentiment is not showing up in the local newspaper.

  102. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    His prescription is to have standardized exit exams for bachelor degrees.

    Yeah no. Exams have no value. At all.

    My suggestion is for someone to establish an online overtly-righty university with vetted lecturers and a solid conservative syllabus. With very low fees because few dead head administrators to pay for.

    A good option for Americans:

    http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-western-governors-university-will.html

    A long time ago a fan of mine put me onto WGU or “Western Governors University.” It is an online college that charges less than half the national average in tuition, it’s accredited, it allows you to study from the comforts of your own home (or anywhere, really), you don’t have to commute, pay for parking, walk in the cold, get falsely accused of ripe, attend marxist indoctrination seminars on “diversity” or “privilege,” take worthless pre-requisite classes, or pay idiotic “student service fees.” It (along with ASU online) is one of the first accredited colleges to do one simple thing that:

    banks
    brokerages
    music
    movies
    energy companies
    retailers

    and nearly every other sector of the economy has managed to do these past 20 years.

    Offer their service online.

    What needs to happen is the government (rigged) accreditation process needs to end.

    Professional associations are involved with current accreditation, just let them run their own courses.

    There is no reason why a maths/stats/IT degree ought not to be done online completely for free through a non-profit like Khan Academy.

  103. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Eyrie
    #3147233, posted on September 4, 2019 at 7:13 am

    BoN, The prac for STEM subjects can be done by the scheduled trips to an industrial shed in an industrial precinct.

    Which is actually enforced in Bruce’s field at the end of the programme; “professional placement”.

  104. custard

    Boris has just lost the vote on the floor of the house.

  105. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Boris has just lost the vote on the floor of the house.

    What a mad bastard.

    I love it.

    Exactly how hard Abbott should have gone when he was at a 62% 2PP poll result.

  106. notafan

    Yes rock doctor

    there are hundreds and hundreds of appeal cases on Austlii from failed Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers.

    All the claims are remarkably similar.

    I, or a relative, was a member of the Tigers and I might give the trouble if I return to Sri Lanka. I also broke the Law by leaving Sri Lanka from an unapproved point of departure and I might into trouble when I get back even though no one has ever been arrested or gaoled for this offence after being sent home still it might just happen. The Australian taxpayer is put to great expense to verify their their claims and confirm again and again that much exaggerating and untruthing has been going on

  107. calli

    He’ll have to go to the people again.

    The parliamentary bugmen look like they’ve won.

    But even going to the people is dependent on the bugmen on the other side of the floor.

    London to a brick – the people won’t be permitted to get it wrong next time.

  108. Zyconoclast

    It’s now Biden, Warren, Sanders — and everyone else

    With Trump on the other side, it will look like 4 escapees from the geriatric, lunatic asylum.
    Very sad that there is no one in their 50s.
    Enough time for experience without the dementia and incontinence.

  109. notafan

    Knuckle dragger if you’re referring to these two they met in Australia.

    Mrs had been living in India since 2001 apparently came in on a boat directly from there.

    Assume she came as an anchor member for her extended family.

    And really the sentiment of the country town is irrelevant.

    There are plenty of ‘nice’ genuine refugees if they want to sponsor some.

  110. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘That sentiment is not showing up in the local newspaper’

    That’s because, Liability Bob, the view expressed in the Central Telegraph is one held by the Banana Shire Mayor, Cr. Nev Ferrier, and nobody else’s view is canvassed. Even Ferrier doesn’t claim to speak on behalf of his herd of Biloelans.

    Ferrier, by the way is big on the ANZAC tradition. From his page:

    ‘One that I was invited to attend was the Taroom State School Anzac ceremony where the students introduced local senior community members who served our country along with their service details, I was very proud to watch this special ceremony.’

    Maybe you should move to Bilo, Old Yeller. You could throw your Nasho medal at Ferrier in public, and at a school to boot. They might be out of Tamils by then, though, so you’d have to find somebody else to white knight.

  111. notafan

    I thought Boris prorogered parliament?

  112. Zyconoclast

    Boris has just lost the vote on the floor of the house.

    Boris never intended to do an actual Bexit. He is Theresa May with better hair.

    Think Maocolm. He got to be PM.
    He will likely win the next election.
    BloJo will spend the next 5 years rehashing variations of what May proposed like the good globalist that he is.

  113. custard

    It has been prorogued for a period late September to mid October. For some reason they had to return today.

  114. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    BloJo will spend the next 5 years rehashing variations of what May proposed like the good globalist that he is.

    Even if you’re right, he might not have much of a choice. Brexit and UKIP might get a few seats.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell nota. If that’s right, then it’s even worse than I thought.

    I must clear my diary for five minutes to rewrite my indie film slated for release later this year, with a working title of ‘Bastards from Canberra Wreck Lives of People from the Other Side of the World that Lied from the Day They Got Off the Boat and Took All Our Money.’

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    He’ll have to go to the people again.

    That’s what the Express is saying:

    Boris Johnson in crushing no deal Brexit vote defeat – snap general election imminent

    BORIS JOHNSON has suffered a crushing defeat after rebels voted in favour of a motion designed to block a no deal Brexit, leaving the Prime Minister’s plans in tatters and making it almost certain he will call a snap general election for October 14.

    The Government was defeated by a margin of 328 to 301 votes – a majority of 27 – in what was a major victory by Remain rebels over the under-pressure Government. Those MPs will now take control of parliamentary business tomorrow and attempt to pass legislation which would prevent a no deal Brexit on October 31. Mr Johnson said he would now bring forward a motion for an early general election.

    Unfortunate timing because the Tories won’t have had time to deselect the wets and their relationship with Farage isn’t settled properly. At least Nigel and his voters seem willing to support Boris if he goes hard on no deal, which seems likely seeing that neither the bugmen MPs, woke Lords, the far left Taoiseach or the EU will give him anything.

  117. calli

    I repeat – the people won’t be permitted to get it wrong next time.

    The Mother of Parliaments? Only if the children behave themselves.

  118. 1735099

    Even Ferrier doesn’t claim to speak on behalf of his herd of Biloelans.

    So now rural Queenslanders are classified as animals by the usual suspects.
    Try saying that to their face in Biloela.
    You’d make Thangool if you were lucky.

  119. Zyconoclast

    I thought Boris prorogered parliament?

    He did, but the Commons would sit before it took affect and they would also sit before the 31 October
    deadline.

    If he were serious it would have started the day he spoke the the Queen and they would not sit till after 31 October.

    It was theatre.

  120. notafan

    KD

    Smart.

    You’ll get a couple of tax deductible trips to Sri Lanka interviewing people for background

    Don’t forget to apply for a few grants, film Australia, film Queensland

    It’ll be bigger than Adam Goodes.

  121. Mother Lode

    The goat skull judge in the banner gives me nightmares.

    I don’t think it is a goat. I think it is Paul Keating.

    I think, from left to right, it is Bob Brown (who sees the infernos of AGW everywhere), Van Badham (with the Frightbat headdress and anti-humanism), Keating (as I said), and Albo (showing off how he had his snaggle-teeth fixed and with which he is going to chew and mash and rend the future).

    A goat skull would be a relief.

  122. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    So now rural Queenslanders are classified as animals by the usual suspects.

    That explains the non-local, often out of state, capital city dwelling, childish trust fund babies that are protesting that real men have jobs to start and look after their families.

    You know, like the Adani protests.

  123. Diogenes

    Professional associations are involved with current accreditation, just let them run their own courses.

    In the early 80s the Australian Computer Society did just that. Running something called the Computer Industry Training Program. It was basically a paid internship. Selection was rigorous and included IQ test, problem solving questions and interviews. The test results and resumes were handed out to employers participating in the scheme, and we were also interviewed by employers.

    I understand some of the really large accounting firms are running internal ‘apprenticeships’ as well

  124. feelthebern

    Stupid headline in the AFR today.

    5G can replace fibre if economics stack up

    Of course they do.
    What’s cheaper?
    Putting a stupid cable into peoples homes that is outdated before it’s even laid?
    Or a bunch of exisiting towers having extra/new tech attached.
    FFS, this was always the end game.
    The NBN was idiocy.

  125. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    That sounds like it was a terrific programme, Diogenes.

  126. notafan

    Can’t say herd.

    Can say sheep.

  127. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘herd of Biloelans’

    Hawkeye. Noble yet reluctant warrior. I know it’s early, but really? Really?

    Stop being so binary. God.

    I’m planning on having a bonfire later tonight when the crikkit’s on, so let me know when you’re done with the cross. I need the wood.

  128. Bear Necessities

    Some great imagery in this report about Chernobyl 33 years on..

    From the link –

    The official death toll from Chernobyl is disputed, but a UN report into the “true scale of the accident” found as many as 4,000 people could die as a result of radiation exposure.

    And

    The legacy of the accident endures. As of January, of the 2.1 million people registered with Ukraine’s health authorities for treatment for Chernobyl-related illnesses, 350,000 were children.

    Those Commies could get nothing right!

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    Hurricane Dorian, having killed five people who chose to live on low-lying islands in the middle of the busiest heavy weather freeway on the planet, is now a Category 2 storm predicted to bring rain to the US East Coast.

    Truly, this is the end of days.

  130. DrBeauGan

    The legacy of the accident endures. As of January, of the 2.1 million people registered with Ukraine’s health authorities for treatment for Chernobyl-related illnesses, 350,000 were children.

    Which goes to show Ukraine has its share of neurotics too.

  131. Diogenes

    That sounds like it was a terrific programme,

    It was great. Had a better IT education than my degree’d peers. The ACS is today bleating about a skills shortage, maybe they to reconsider the past.

  132. Mater

    So now rural Queenslanders are classified as animals by the usual suspects.
    Try saying that to their face in Biloela.
    You’d make Thangool if you were lucky.

    Enough with the “pseudo macho crap”, Bob.

    And enough with building a straw man, and attacking it, all in the one post.

  133. Mater

    So what is the correct collective noun for a group of Biloelans (for we must treat them as a collective, says Bob)?
    Clearly not ‘a herd’!
    ‘A flock’ perhaps?
    ‘A gaggle’?

  134. Entropy

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3147266, posted on September 4, 2019 at 7:46 am
    Hurricane Dorian, having killed five people who chose to live on low-lying islands in the middle of the busiest heavy weather freeway on the planet, is now a Category 2 storm predicted to bring rain to the US East Coast.

    Truly, this is the end of days

    Florida definitely dodged a bullet this time. That said, it is very worrying that the bahamas sat under this beast for 48 hours. No doubt it will be forever changed, economically as well as literally physically. I have seen footage of houses in the middle of Grand Bahama with the sea lapping at their first floor, and the area was not under the eye. It was a beast.
    A cat 5 hurricane pisses all over the largish tropical storms we call cat 5 here (slight exaggeration, they are more like big cat 3 to the yanks).
    That square d, they are saying Dorian is equal worst recorded, that is like the labor day hurricane in the thirties that killed over 400 people. There are many books written about it, a real tragedy, especially for the railway workers building a line across the Keys. The LDH killed that idea. They say equal on recorded wind speed. Yet the LDH was down to 892 mb, while this only got down to 912 or do. So I doubt it.

  135. Crossie

    Jeremy Corbyn seems to imply that UK owns none of its industry, that it belongs to EU. That’s what I understood when he said that a hard Brexit will leave them without their industry.

  136. Crossie

    Maybe Albo has a point about treacherous Tories particularly when you watch the Brexit circus.

  137. Entro

    it Make me laugh the idiots linking a hurricane like Dorian to AGW. Storms of this size happen regularly. One day a really really big one will go and wipe out a Miami or a Palm Beach, or Cairns.

    Cairns is actually a real worry. After the here cyclones lose together nearly a hundred years ago, a close together series of events which probably held the town back for a couple of generations, it hasn’t been direct hit by a cyclone in all the time since. Pure chance. The town is low lying, the hospital right on the shoreline. A disaster waiting to happen.

  138. Entro

    Three cyclones close together nearly a hundred years ago.

  139. Mater

    So now rural Queenslanders are classified as animals by the usual suspects.
    Try saying that to their face in Biloela.
    You’d make Thangool if you were lucky.

    What are his chances, Bob, as a percentage?
    Remember: You can’t go below 0 or above 100.

  140. Entro

    Also the Bureau of Meteorology’s core business is actual observations, not modeled estimates. Why doesn’t it have a flight of cyclone chasers? Too busy funding climate controlled floors of computer modellers.

  141. Geriatric Mayfly

    is now a Category 2 storm predicted to bring rain to the US East Coast.
    Truly, this is the end of days.

    Dorian disappoints. Trump knocks it out with a nuclear golf ball.

  142. egg_

    “If they thought that Britain would be lost in Europe, as they fear being lost in China, they’d hardly be carrying your flag. For them, it’s a symbol of freedom; and for you, surely, a source of pride in all you have done and all you yet can do.”

    Yet, NumbNutz objects to the Union Jack on our and NZ’s flags.
    Rule Britannia!

  143. notafan

    No-one on that boat on the guardian link wanted their photo in the news.

    Couldn’t miss a dig at Donald either.

    Very disappointed his resort would not be hit.

  144. Bubbles

    Loved this line:
    “Corbyn; the man who came in from ………. his allotment”.

  145. Mother Lode

    It is highly unlikely that hamburgers alone would have been responsible for this Bristol chap’s optic neuropathy (ON).

    I know another possible cause related to lifestyle.

    Did they check for hair growing on his palms?

  146. egg_

    Abbott is the guy that put Turnbull on the frontbench

    Where he could keep an eye on him.

  147. mh

    Brisbane/SE Qld had a rain event about 4 years ago on a Friday arvo. Killed 5 people. Same body count as Dorian.

    The only people outside of SE Qld who would have even known about the weather event would have been League supporters, as the Broncos game was called off due to the Suncorp pitch being under 2 foot of water.

  148. Percy Popinjay

    In the 30 years since Ehrlich sent Simon a check, the track record of expert forecasters—in science, in economics, in politics—is as dismal as ever. In business, esteemed (and lavishly compensated) forecasters routinely are wildly wrong in their predictions of everything from the next stock-market correction to the next housing boom.

    LOL. Reading that post has made my day, thanks, TE.
    Exhibit A: One of the most legendary political losers in this country’s history, KKK opining on anything vaguely related to politics, Catholicism, crossing the road without being run over, cooking chips without incinerating your home, etc.
    Exhibit B: Paul “is wrong (again)” Kelly
    Exhibit C: Ken “hairy arsed wombats” Henry
    Exhibit D: Perfesser Dim “ghost city of Perth” Flummery
    Exhibit E: Waffles Turnbuckle

    The list is lengthy. Churning out these preposterous shameless bloviating knobheaded oxygen thieves by the gazillion seems to be about the only recent activity in which this country demonstrates any kind of proficiency (and yes, I note KKK is an import from the other bountiful source of such buffoons, the USA).

    Still, they are good for a laugh, safe in the knowledge that anything they opine on will be lapped up as the most profound indisputable wisdom by our beloved braindead lamstream meeja and cockheaded collectivists across the country.

  149. Geriatric Mayfly

    Loved this line:
    “Corbyn; the man who came in from ………. his allotment”.

    Apparently his marrows have no peer.

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NSW
    Samantha Knight’s killer Michael Guider earnt a degree in jail involving study of human bones

    Samantha Knight’s killer, serial poodophile Michael Guider, who is due to be released on Thursday, has earnt a university degree involving the study of human remains while behind bars — one of two degrees that has cost taxpayers up to $100,000. Once released, he hopes to get a PhD, his brother reveals.
    Danielle Gusmaroli, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    September 3, 2019 10:39pm

    Samantha Knight’s killer, serial poodophile Michael Guider, who is due to leave jail this week, has earnt a university degree involving the study of human remains while he was behind bars.

    Guider, who has never revealed where he disposed of the nine-year-old’s body, earnt a Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology and palaeoanthropology in 2003 and his jail education has cost taxpayers up to $100,000.

    Prisoners are entitled to university study on a HECS-HELP loan and with Guider being 68, and subject to dozens of conditions on his release, he is unlikely to ever get a job and pay the money back.

    You couldn’t make this shit up, could you?

  151. Roger

    …and yes, I note KKK is an import from the other bountiful source of such buffoons, the USA.

    But her mother was Australian.

  152. lotocoti

    Those MPs will now take control of parliamentary business tomorrow and attempt to pass legislation which would prevent a no deal Brexit on October 31.

    Not only are the rebels being kicked out of the Conservative Party, but the counter stroke might wind down the clock.

  153. egg_

    Also the Bureau of Meteorology’s core business is actual observations

    If their grid had a finer mesh, they could make more accurate predictions, but “the Chinks hacked our computers” tosh.

  154. Percy Popinjay

    Where he could keep an eye on him.

    And where Waffles could work his agile and innovative magick on the National Brontosaurus Network Network, while sucking up to their luvvies at the ALPBC.

    Another ⊂(º⊥º)⊃ masterstroke, indeed.

  155. Roger

    Headline from The Age yesterday:

    ‘Tony Abbott Quotes Bible in London Brexit Speech’

    As if it were hate speech.

  156. egg_

    Exhibit A: One of the most legendary political losers in this country’s history, KKK opining on anything vaguely related to politics, Catholicism, crossing the road without being run over, cooking chips without incinerating your home, etc.

    She’s their virtue signalling pom pom girl.
    Yay team!

  157. Percy Popinjay

    Prisoners are entitled to university study on a HECS-HELP loan and with Guider being 68, and subject to dozens of conditions on his release, he is unlikely to ever get a job and pay the money back.

    Thanks, taxpayers!

  158. Percy Popinjay

    ‘Tony Abbott Quotes Bible in London Brexit Speech’

    Check out all the triggers – hilarious.

  159. mh

    Bradley Brewer 🇺🇸
    @realBradBrewer
    Now this is a ‘Florida Man’ story that I can support! 😅
    https://twitter.com/realBradBrewer/status/1168894260206297089?s=20

  160. egg_

    where Waffles could work his agile and innovative magick on the National Brontosaurus Network Network

    Repurposing the HFC network saved the country squillions – he actually made the best of a bad deal – credit where it’s due.

  161. egg_

    ‘Tony Abbott Quotes Bible in London Brexit Speech’

    On the eve of Brexit, it’ll be raining Krauts and Frogs?

  162. Geriatric Mayfly

    Former Australian Prime Minister delights London audience with quotes from the Koran.

  163. mh

    I wonder how those gun control laws are working out in Democrat run Chicago.

    At Least 41 Shot, 7 Fatally, over Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/03/at-least-41-shot-7-fatally-over-labor-day-weekend-in-chicago/

  164. 1735099

    I wonder how those gun control laws are working out in Democrat run Chicago.

    Probably much the same as they are in Republican run Texas.
    The difference is that they shoot more people at once in Texas, despite the open carry laws.
    Those good guys with guns keep failing to show up.

  165. mh

    BOM have forecast 33 degrees C for Brisbane today.

    I bet it does not reach that.

  166. Mother Lode

    Abbott is the guy that put Turnbull on the frontbench

    The PM is not like a President. If a PM stands against their party in the morning they can be deposed in the afternoon because the PM’s position is bestowed by the party, not the electorate.

    Although the leader they must, with their priorities, juggle egos, factions, favours, and their more viperous colleagues.

    Had Abbott not given Trumble something to placate his sense of destiny Trumble he would have had no chance of getting anything done. Pragmatically he had took the path which offered the best chances (although no guarantee) of success. We have since seen what a rank and foetid bog the party was.

    It is easy to say what he should have done as if it was the easiest thing in the world: “He should have just dumped Trumble and put in so-and-so.”

    It can be said with cathartic flourish.

    But it should not be said with belief.

  167. mh

    Numbers, you’re saying the Democrat gun control laws don’t work.

    Baby steps.

  168. John Constantine

    If robots are to run the world, they cannot be allowed to be programmed by men.

    Programming Skynet to run the world is diversity wymynsys vegynsys activists work on quotas, not something to be done on merit.

    f you thought mining was the biggest boys club in corporate Australia or Silicon Valley sexism didn’t reach Down Under, think again.

    Stockhead analysis has found that of 729 board positions in the ASX tech scene only 73 (just over 10 per cent) are held by women.

    Moreover only four out of 164 companies have women comprising over 40 per cent of their board seats.

    What can aspiring directors do?

    Despite company inertia, Hillyard said aspiring directors themselves could take some proactive steps to help themselves.

    “One of the big lessons for women is to demonstrate self-confidence and not hold back if a board advertises preferred requirements and they don’t tick every box,” she said.

    “Women are more likely to want to show that their applications comply with every advertised requirement, whereas men will often ‘wing it’.

    “The right training often gives female applicants the added confidence they need to compete successfully.”

    There is also optimism that things will change over time in conjunction with other generational shifts.

    “We expect a generational change as millennials make their way up the ladder,” Petschler said.

    Last year Silicon Valley was rocked by Emily Chang’s book Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys Club of Silicon Valley.

    She blamed a culture of hypermasculinity, as well as an idea from psychological personality testing used by companies that only antisocial male nerds were good at computer programming.

    “I think everybody needs to lead on this issue,” she said in an interview with Recode.

    “We all have to pay more attention to it; everybody needs to take a closer look at how they’re running their companies, how they’re behaving.

    “Men aren’t going to do this by themselves, women can’t do this by themselves.

    “If robots are going to be running the world they cannot be programmed by men alone.”

  169. egg_

    Stockhead analysis has found that of 729 board positions in the ASX tech scene only 73 (just over 10 per cent) are held by women.

    Historians have found that Europe has been more stable with a majority of Kings – when Queens are the majority, they pile on a weaker opponent, i.e. war – sound familiar?

  170. Roger

    It can be said with cathartic flourish.

    Abbott should have made Turnbull Treasurer with a brief to take no prisoners.

    That would have kept the latter – whose vanity would not allow him to turn the appointment down – occupied and unpopular.

  171. egg_

    BOM have forecast 33 degrees C for Brisbane today.

    Hopefully, someone’s keeping tabs on the inflated maxima predictions of recent years.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’ because they do not give ‘consent’ in video released by ‘anti-specist, transfeminist’ group

    Almas Veganas (Vegan Souls) from Girona, Spain, identify as anti-speciesist, transfeminist and libertarian
    The activists said they based the video on the concept of consent for the hens
    They smashed the eggs because they said they belonged to the chickens
    The video was viewed on Twitter 570,000 times with users asking ‘is this a joke

    Daily Mail, for John Constantine. What comes next, all the ewes have to sign consent forms, before “going in with the rams?”

  173. Roger

    Historians have found that Europe has been more stable with a majority of Kings – when Queens are the majority, they pile on a weaker opponent, i.e. war – sound familiar?

    It would be a beneficial study for some budding criminologist to monitor police use of pepper spray, tasers and pistols against the citizenry once the various state forces achieve their 50%+ female roster.

    I would not be surprised if the rates of usage were to increase.

  174. Roger

    They smashed the eggs because they said they belonged to the chickens

    Did the chickens consent to the smashing of their eggs?

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Women have always been histories greatest monsters and murderers.

    Ask Moloch who feeds him.

  176. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stockhead analysis has found that of 729 board positions in the ASX tech scene only 73 (just over 10 per cent) are held by women.

    Atlassian is having a go at lefty BHP today for being insufficiently woke.

    Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes calls out BHP on climate (Oz paywalled)

    Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has switched his climate crusade to one of the nation’s biggest corporate targets, demanding BHP suspend its ties with lobby groups such as the Minerals Council of Australia.

    And I’m all out of popcorn! Atlassian’s stats are as follows:

    Leadership team: 6 men, 1 woman
    Directors: 7 men, 2 women

    How embarrassing!

  177. egg_

    ‘Tony Abbott Quotes Bible in London Brexit Speech’

    What religion is the author, Latika Bourke, the honey-dyed-haired Injun?

  178. Mother Lode

    Not sure about the Zanetti cartoon. Is he saying that Morro is actually in an awkward position because he will let the Sri Lankans be deported?

    Christianity and compassion is not about just giving people what ever they want for the asking? Is it the Christian thing to give alcohol to a dipsomaniac because they really want it? How about handing your car keys over to someone shaking with rage? What about lying on a stat dec?

    He is sending them home where they will not be in danger. He is not rewarding lying. And he is doing it on behalf of all Australians who also must obey laws.

    If I am right in interpreting Zanetti’s cartoon, I think he is exactly wrong. The more comfortable with his faith Morro is, the less he is going to feel a dilemma. It is likely his beliefs about people and their duties to each other that removes doubt.

    Leave it to lightweights like KKK to apply fragmented and twisted bits of religious tenets like gaffer tape to cover the gaps in her integrity.

  179. lotocoti

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels …

    I suspect they aren’t aware of what the chooks get up to, when you don’t have a rooster keeping the peace.

  180. egg_

    Hindu Goddess Sita, the consort of Lord Rama is believed to be born in Sitamarhi district in the Mithila region of modern-day Bihar

    Historically Hindu.

  181. Mother Lode

    What is the red armband Broelman has on Dutton’s arm? Looks like it has a patch of yellow on it so it is not meant to be a swastika.

  182. Geriatric Mayfly

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’

    Fouled fowls alert.

  183. Roger

    A moonbeam from the larger lunacy:

    The average wind powered turbine in the UK is understood to generate power worth about £150,000 a year, but is subsidised to the tune of £250,000 p.a..

  184. egg_

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’

    Anthropomorphisation much?

  185. Mother Lode

    Abbott was defeated because he was an 18c traitor.

    No he wasn’t.

    The rest of the party was not clamouring to dump him because he backed off from reforming s18C. They dumped him because they were afraid of what the ABC and Fauxfacts were saying and the poll numbers they were reporting.

    That is why they dumped him to replace him with Trumble rather than someone else fired up about that egregious RDA legislation. Trumble was going to be the Great Communicator, the Great Pasty White Hope.

    And, typically, they got that wrong too. When Trumble became PM and there was no longer an Abbott PM to undermine they turned on Trumble because, in their calculations, Trumble better than Abbott, but Labor better than Trumble. They were just methodically moving the Prime Ministership further left in stages.

  186. C.L.

    Suddenly the nation turns to Christianity.

  187. egg_

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’

    Sounds like they’ve c0cked up.

  188. Roger

    Macron has offered the Iranians $15bn to partially compensate for oil revenues lost due to US sanctions.

  189. Bushkid

    Maybe you should move to Bilo, Old Yeller.

    No, KD! Do NOT encourage that … person … to move anywhere near this part of the woods!

  190. Geriatric Mayfly

    Macron has offered the Iranians $15bn

    Must be going to print it in old francs. Where else is going to get that from without enraging the welfaristas?

  191. John Constantine

    Placebo Buttons.

    For the anxious and borderline hysterical demographic, technology now needs to be programmed with placebo buttons.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/hk/blog/automatic-you/201611/your-world-is-full-placebo-buttons?amp

    Why? Because discomfort is often alleviated by action—by our doing something that makes us feel in control, even if, in reality, we have no control whatsoever.

    So why do we keep pushing the darned buttons? Of course, not all the buttons we encounter in our daily life are nonfunctional all the time. But how are we to know the difference? The crosswalk eventually flashes WALK, and the elevator door eventually closes. But rarely do we question whether a causal relationship exists.

    In an essay on this topic in 2010, the author David McRaney observed: “If you happen to find yourself pressing a nonfunctional close-door button, and later the doors close, you’ll probably never notice because a little spurt of happiness will cascade through your brain once you see what you believe is a response to your action. Your behavior was just reinforced. You will keep pushing the button in the future.”

    Mechanical Placebo Buttons, programmed to spurt a little happiness into superstitious and anxious brains, to reinforce compliance with Placebo culture.

    Rather than a culture that can deal with the world as it is on a reasoned basis, we must reinforce and encourage superstition amongst the vunerable and nervous.

    Skynet with Placebo Buttons, programmed by heavily medicated wymynsys on diversity quotas.

    What could possibly go wrong?.

    Comrades.

  192. Oh come on

    Boris loses a crucial vote on Brexit (as was widely expected). Nigel Farage isn’t present for his daily LBC Radio call-in show.

    Hmm. It would seem that something’s afoot.

  193. Tel:

    If you consider that gold is money, then gold itself never pays a dividend (it doesn’t produce baby gold bars when you leave it alone),

    Well, shit.
    There goes that fancy scheme for buying a new yacht.

  194. Anthony

    Corbyn is in the classic shit or get off the pot situation. If he wins temporarily, and gets rid of Boris, he will have destroyed the Labour party forever. And the trust of the British people in their system of government. The Conservatives and a majority of others (including a number of Labour Mps) in the House know that the only way out is to hold an election asap.

  195. stackja

    Burwood construction site for 25-storey apartment tower shut down and referred to certifier
    Fiona Wingett, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    August 28, 2019 11:55pm
    The company has referred the certifier to the profession’s regulatory body. Picture: Rohan Kelly

    Demolition disaster causes wall to collapse on neighbouring gym in Balgowlah
    Jim O’Rourke, Robbie Patterson and Julie Cross, Manly Daily
    Subscriber only

    Traffic is in chaos on the northern beaches after a demolition accident in Balgowlah. Picture: Jim O’Rourke.

    The two different photos at two different construction sites at widely different Sydney suburbs show the same construction company site fence banner.

  196. egg_

    Origin of the different phytotoxicity and biotransformation of cerium and lanthanum oxide nanoparticles in cucumber:

    The different distribution and speciation of Ce and La in plants were determined by synchrotron-based micro X-ray fluorescence microscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy

    Lanthanum Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion

    Lanthanum Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersions are suspensions of lanthanum oxide nanoparticles in water or various organic solvents such as ethanol or mineral oil. American Elements manufactures oxide nanopowders and nanoparticles with typical particle sizes ranging from 10 to 200nm and in coated and surface functionalized forms. Our nanodispersion and nanofluid experts can provide technical guidance for selecting the most appropriate particle size, solvent, and coating material for a given application. We can also produce custom nanomaterials tailored to the specific requirements of our customers upon request.

  197. egg_

    Sounds like “contaminants” in the plasma garage experiment upthread.

  198. Knuckle Dragger

    Events in contemporary Britain will be explored by historians in the not too distant future as precursors to the Third English Civil War.

  199. egg_

    Lanthanum oxide, also known as lanthana, chemical formula La2O3, is an inorganic compound containing the rare earth element lanthanum and oxygen. It is used in some ferroelectric materials

  200. Frank Walker:

    Ask yourself when was the last time that mortgage holders in Australia faced negative real interest rates, or very close to it.
    They’re not good times.

    Yes, my feeling is that such a monetary phenomenon as negative interest rates is a warning sign that something is really wrong somewhere in the system, and this is the only way it can be expressed.

  201. Rockdoctor

    Yeah Nota on the Austlii ref. that’s why I don’t take any of these cases at face value. On the dude I don’t blame him for what he is doing as if I were in the same place I’d probably try the same but at the end of the day there are rules and he has to go. Also can’t disagree with the pull factor which is another reason for standing firm on the deportation. The more I read here that the MSM about them the more I see holes in the persecuted story

  202. BrettW

    Listened to Alan Jones’s yesterday show on podcast last night. Nothing but his support for the Tamil family. Had to switch off when he said the kids were Australian citizens (presumably he thinks that because born here). On his show the day before it appeared majority of callers were in favour of their deportation although he said majority of emails were in favour of them staying.

    Wonder if today’s report about 6,000 other similar cases going through the court system has changed his mind.

    Seems Albo visiting Bilolea today. Just so that illegals know they have Labor support.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Origin of the different phytotoxicity and biotransformation of cerium and lanthanum oxide nanoparticles in cucumber

    You are surrounded by nanoparticles. It’s called ‘paint’. The TiO2 particles are 220-280 nanometres in size because that is the optimum diffraction size for light.

    Smaller particles are used in sun screens to intercept shorter wavelength UV whilst remaining transparent to visible wavelengths.

    Pigment nanoparticles are in cheese, toothpaste, plastics and anything else that needs to be opaque.

    I really doubt lanthanum will do anything much. Cerium though might be an issue as it can be flipped to the strongly oxidizing 4+ oxidation state, which then means it can oxidise DNA. But ingested it will be rapidly reduced to the 3+ state in the stomach.

    TiO2 pigment with light is a harmful singlet oxygen producer. That is prevented by coating the particles with a layer of other stuff, like silica and polymers. Otherwise plastic would fall apart even faster in sunlight. Uncoated TiO2 is used to surface highrise windows because the singlet oxygen busts up organic crud – so that the windows become self cleaning.

  204. JC

    The Pound was around 2.13 against the US dollar in 2007 and it’s now just under 1.21. That’s a 43% move.

  205. stackja

    H.V. Evatt believed in repatriation of Asian refugees from Australia after WW2.

  206. custard

    My letter to the West Australian got published today. I’m surprised it got past the gatekeeper.

    I see that the Australian Medical Association has declared climate change a medical emergency. Presumably we will start to see emergency departments inundated with people affected by this newly identified medical condition.
    Symptoms include skin peeling off after being glued to roads. Early onset clues are facial expressions of shock and horror that the climate predictions of ten years ago were completely inaccurate.
    The ABC is reported to be opening a dedicated news channel to the emergency.

  207. notafan

    On his show the day before it appeared majority of callers were in favour of their deportation although he said majority of emails were in favour of them staying.

    Emails

    bound to all be from individuals

    Tamil supporters must seek out the other 6000 facing deportation and do niceness checks

    anything less would be insincere

    unless they are implying the rest are not nice, loyal and hardworking

    what say you bobbobbibbittybob?

    you know these thinks about people by simply seeing a picture in a newspaper

  208. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    The taxpayer; that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.

    — Ronald Reagan

  209. JC

    Hey Stack

    Do you like the % sign? It’s very elegant, no?

  210. Beertruk

    From today’s Tele:

    Selective God-bothering

    JAMES MORROW
    Progressives are always proud of their belief in the rule of law, except when they appeal to a higher authority

    Could we please make up our minds as to whether Australia is to be a secular country governed by courts and laws, or a theocracy where politicians make policy by playing Bible Bingo and one-upping each other with relevant verses from scripture?

    Recall that just two weeks ago, the green-left of Australia (along with many others) celebrated George Pell’s being sent down by an appeals court in Victoria on historic sex abuse charges, calling it the victory of an impartial legal system over the bad old reactionary Catholic Church.

    And that for months earlier this year, the great consuming progressive issue of our time was ensuring a rugby player was fired and hounded from the public square — with even his wife called upon to make her own ritual denunciations of her husband — for posting a Bible verse meme to his Instagram.

    Yet fast forward to the past several days and the controversy over a Tamil couple who’ve had multiple failed goes at receiving refugee status in the courts and God is suddenly in favour again.

    Here’s Kristina Keneally last Friday, urging the PM to allow the family to stay where they have been living in rural Queensland: “The Prime Minister is a father and I appeal to him as a parent and as a Christian to look into his heart and decide what the generous Christian response here is.”

    She went on: “It is a story of the good Samaritan and the people of Biloela have been showing that by their advocacy and their fierce determination to return this family of four home to that community.”

    Here’s Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon, speaking in a similar vein: “We have a Prime Minister that often likes to preach the Gospel and in any commonsense approach we should allow this family to stay here in Australia.

    “It’s not a particularly Christian approach to this issue, the way this family was dragged away.”

    Others on the left have similarly hopped in.

    Paddy Manning, contributing editor at The Monthly and author of a forthcoming book on the history of the Greens, tweeted of the case, “Morrison. Dutton. Not a Christian bone in their bodies”, echoing many leftist commentators lately turned armchair theologians on social media.

    Yet surely none of the above would want Scott Morrison — or anyone else for that matter — making policy on marriage or abortion or just about anything else on the basis of his Christian faith.

    So what makes this case different?

    It’s a reasonable question because, to any fair observer, it seems as if one minute the left wants the law applied without fear or favour. And that the next, it’s all about the Dennis Denuto school of jurisprudence, where anyone who doesn’t recognise the “vibe” of the thing — “but they’re lovely people!” — as the supreme law of the land is cast as a terrible sinner who will join Israel Folau’s drunks and gays and adulterers in H-E-L-L.

    The same people who fretted that the Pentecostal Church-going, God-believing Scott Morrison was going to turn Australia into a Down Under reboot of The Handmaid’s Tale now want him to pick up his Bible to reverse what has been a swag of perfectly legitimate decisions by a series of courts.

    It’s funny, too, how quickly the switch can be flipped back again. After Tony Abbott gave a speech in London overnight Monday, making throwaway reference to a verse from scripture, the Sydney Morning Herald made that the main event headlining their online report, “Tony Abbott quotes the Bible in Brexit speech”, hitting some sort of clickbait trifecta.

    It’s easy to write this inconsistency down to political tactics — using your opponent’s rules against him is a time-tested tactic of the left, articulated in different ways by everyone from Saul Alinsky to Vladimir Lenin.

    But there is, when you look at the selective deference to the rule of law in cases ranging from Pell’s to the family of Tamil migrants, another theme that develops — namely, the use of whatever’s handy to hammer institutions.

    Pell’s conviction was a huge blow to the Catholic Church, an institution which — scandals aside — has historically stood as a bulwark against revolutionary schemes in Australia. Recall B.A. Santamaria’s opposition to communism in the last century, or the church’s opposition to the left’s radical abortion and euthanasia reform push in this one.

    Meanwhile, the Tamil family that’s been in the news this week must, to opponents of Australia’s border control regime, seem like an ideal case to use as a lever to weaken our sovereignty and pry open a migration system that they see as terribly unfair and racist, despite its generosity.

    Thus, to the progressive mind, the respect for law is entirely situational, given whether it advances the cause of bulldozing all those institutions which stand in the way of the progressive future the left dreams about and which the rest of us had better wish they never achieve.

    Cooler heads understand that the same legal system that convicted Pell and put him in prison also judged these Tamils not to be genuine refugees and not eligible to stay in the country, and that both calls have to be respected.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    Also there’s about 30 mg/kg lanthanum in dirt, on average.
    Therefore you are breathing in lanthanum nanoparticles every day in the form of dust.
    As an aside there’s also about 2 mg/kg of uranium in dirt, so you are breathing that in too.
    I suspect it may cause some non smoking lung cancers due to alpha particle decay.

  212. Oh come on

    I suspect Farage and Boris are hunkered down in negotiations somewhere. A Brexit Party-Conservative electoral pact would be very hard for the remoaners to overcome. BoJo and co would need to keep quiet about it for the time being, though – an early election requires a two-thirds vote in parliament and I can’t see how that happens if news of a Brexit Party-Tory electoral arrangement goes public too soon.

  213. stackja

    BrettW
    #3147362, posted on September 4, 2019 at 10:25 am

    AJ won against the ‘sock’ losing on the ‘boats’.
    If ratings go down AJ will go, as 2GB don’t like him, only saved on the ‘sock’ by his listeners ratings.

  214. stackja

    JC Do you like the ego % sign? It’s very elegant, not?

  215. feelthebern

    Even after all the recent moves, I am still up on my GBP denominated bank bond position.
    It’ll just bounce along the bottom until there is finality re BREXIT or BREMAIN .

  216. feelthebern

    Babylon Bee makes me laugh every single time.

  217. Steve trickler

    Tony Heller makes his point.

    Raw data from the US Historical Climatology Network, before, NOAA manipulates in it.

    Where is the warming? Where is the stairway?😎



    I am expecting a music copyright strike in 3..2..1

  218. feelthebern

    In other news, Stanford is opening its new hospital shortly.
    If you are in an accident, make sure it is in Palo Alto.
    You’ll come out 10 times healthier than you went in.

  219. lotocoti

    I suspect Farage and Boris are hunkered down in negotiations somewhere.

    They better get it sorted.
    FPP sucks.

  220. C.L.

    The Bee is so funny I’m surprised it hasn’t been de-platformed and its owners prosecuted.
    But I’m sure they will be eventually.

    The Bee Explains: The Protestant Reformation.

    King Henry VIII – King Henry VIII wanted a divorce so bad he started the Anglican Church. Creative problem solving, Hank! In any case, the Anglicans kind of became the generic store-brand version of Catholicism, like when you want to save a few bucks on Cheetos so you buy that giant keg of cheese puffs that taste pretty close but not quite the same.

  221. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN,

    Pretty good indeed – but the sealer was the apparent necessity of putting the qualifier ‘Satire’ at its top.

    This is presumably to make Liability Bob think a bit before he quotes it as an impeccable truth source.

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