Tuesday Forum: September 3, 2019

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  1. Mater

    Multiple Buildings ‘Ripped Apart’ in Latest Sweden Explosion

    More bollards required.

  2. Entropy

    The British parliament is just trying to preserve their Class’s Privilege.
    Even the Toowoomba dickhead should understand that.

  3. Ivan Denisovich

    He was setting himself up to fail.

    What should he have done?

  4. Percy Popinjay

    an excellent book on Jim Jones and Jonestown called “Cult City”

    Jones was a democratic party poster boy and the individual responsible for the largest ever peacetime massacre of American blacks in the twentieth century.

    A white collectivist. Gee, who’da thunk it.

  5. feelthebern

    I don’t know Ivan.
    But the path he took was always going to fail.

  6. mh

    Bernie Sanders
    @BernieSanders
    When we talk about a climate crisis this is what we mean.

    Our people are in danger. And it’s only going to get worse.

    We have no choice but to pass a Green New Deal.

  7. Roger

    NYT headline:

    ‘Boris Johnson Loses to Democracy’

  8. egg_

    Apparently Bris hit a max of 33.4°C yesterday at 2:00pm but with RH of only 10%, so hardly sweaty tropical stuff.
    /BoM hyperbowl

  9. John Constantine

    https://leapsmag.com/men-and-women-experience-pain-differently-learning-why-could-lead-to-better-drugs/

    genes that are potentially causative factors for neuropathic pain. Those, interestingly, seemed to be different between men and women.”

    Differences in treatment also affect pain response. Sorge says, “Women are experiencing more pain dismissal and more hostility when they report chronic pain. Women are more likely to have their pain associated with psychological issues.” He adds that this dismissal may require women to exaggerate symptoms in order to be believed.

    This can impact pain management. “Women are more likely to be prescribed and to use opioids,” says Dr. Roger B. Fillingim, Director of Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence at the University of Florida. Yet, when self-administering pain meds, “women used significantly less opioids after surgery than did men.” He also points out that “men are at greater risk for dose escalation and for opioid-related death than are women. So even though more women are using opioids, men are more likely to die from opioid-related causes.”

    Targeted medication rather than the bulk bill pill mill approach.

  10. mh

    Apparently Bris hit a max of 33.4°C yesterday at 2:00pm but with RH of only 10%, so hardly sweaty tropical stuff.

    Very pleasant day in Brisbane yesterday.

    BOM finally got the Max temp correct.

  11. Roger

    We have no choice but to pass a Green New Deal.

    Even though the newest weather stations show US average temps haven’t risen since 2005 and are much the same as the 1930s if the raw historical data is taken at face value and not “adjusted” by climate scientists, Bernie?

    Real Clear Energy

  12. egg_

    there is some irony in the fact that even as Gandhi is being so warmly embraced by the British establishment that once mocked him, his legacy in India is more ambivalent.

    Hindu hardliners in India, emboldened perhaps by the sweeping national election victory last year of the pro-Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, are increasingly vocal in criticising Gandhi.

    They accuse him of having betrayed Hindus by being too pro-Muslim, and even for the division of India and the bloodshed that marked partition.

    That, of course, was the belief of Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Gandhi in January 1948. Godse’s reputation too is being revised.

    This year, the anniversary of Gandhi’s murder was marked by attempts by right-wing Hindus to build a temple to honour Godse, a man they now describe as a hero for ridding the nation of Gandhi.

  13. egg_

    We have no choice but to pass a Green New Deal.

    Sanders’ brain is Kentucky Fried?

  14. egg_

    ‘Boris Johnson Loses to Democracy’

    ‘Democracy’, good and hard.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sanders’ brain is Kentucky Fried?

    And watermelon…

  16. Roger

    ‘Democracy’, good and hard.

    Is what Jeremy will feel come the election results.

  17. Ivan Denisovich

    I don’t know Ivan.
    But the path he took was always going to fail.

    It’s exposed Corbyn:

    British Prime Minister mocked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to support a general election, taunting the hard-left figure for being the first opposition leader in British history to vote in favour of the government not being dissolved.

    Backbench Conservatives shouted that Mr Corbyn was a “frit” Wednesday evening, after a government motion to call an early general election failed to pass by the required two-thirds majority.

    Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has called for a general election almost daily for two years, but quickly changed his tune when the government actually proposed having one, saying instead that now was not the right time………….

    Responding to a leader of the opposition declining the opportunity to defeat the government in a general election, as it had done repeatedly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “48 hours ago he was leading the chants of ‘stop the coup, let the people vote. Now he is saying ‘stop the election and stop the people from voting’!

    I think he has become the first leader of the opposition in the democratic history of our country to refuse the invitation to an election. I can only speculate as to the reasons behind his hesitation. The obvious conclusion I’m afraid is he does not think he will win.”

    Mr Johnson urged Labour to “reflect” on this position in the coming days, and said “thius is the first time in history the opposition has voted to show confidence in Her Majesty’s government”, a remark which elicited laughter from the floor.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/09/04/after-years-of-demanding-an-election-labours-corbyn-refuses-vote-offered-by-boris-johnson/

    LOL. So much for Corbyn’s credibility on Brexit.

  18. calli

    Boris Johnson Loses to Democracy’

    Says it all doesn’t it.

    These people hate the voting proles. The ones that can be bothered to vote, that is.

    Only a heartbeat away from suffrage based on social credit.

  19. calli

    It’s a “baby” only if the mother wants it.

    It’s democracy only if the bugs agree with it.

  20. calli

    Words mean what we say they mean.

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Only a heartbeat away from suffrage based on social credit.

    Yes, one ‘proper-thinking’ person, one vote. Oh, and white people given downgrading automatically on their social credit points. Because ‘fairness’.

  22. 1735099

    BoJo managed to create more chaos in a month than Theresa May did in a year.
    What a lunatic.

  23. calli

    And right on cue, over at The Sultan’s The Media Master Race.

  24. 1735099

    Words mean what we they say they mean

    Absolutely, like describing the USA and the UK as “democracies” when a large proportion of the voters don’t have a say.

  25. calli

    ESL.

    Second sentence, second para.

    It’s a clue.

  26. Old School Conservative

    I agree with numbers.
    Boris has this entry in wikipedia
    At university he played rugby for Balliol and associated primarily with Old Etonians, joining the Old Etonian-dominated Bullingdon Club, an upper-class drinking society known for vandalism.

    Rugby and drinking. What a bloke.

  27. candy

    If the UK does well is all that matters and that should be the Boris focus, Brexit or not. I remember he said the same when he took over, that Brexit was not the only policy, not the be all end all, which I thought was sensible.

    The Conservatives governing well will keep Labour out for a long time as they simply have no focus but anti Brexit and anti Boris, like the Dems in America – anti Trump feeling but no actual policies of substance.

    I wish BJ would comb his hair into a style though. It’s a lovely colour. He should stand up straight too. His posture is poor. None of this designed scruffy eccentric look.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘create more chaos’

    Among the elites with much to gain from staying in the Eurogulag, sure.

    After squealing about elections for yonks Corbyn got his wish. Exactly what he wanted. And he squibbed it.

  29. C.L.

    NYT headline:

    ‘Boris Johnson Loses to Democracy’

    Classic New York Times. The exact opposite of the truth.
    Democracy lost to leftist remoaners.

  30. candy

    I think the next UK election actually scheduled is 2022 so it’s time for BJ to govern well and not get to Brexit fixated. It’s not a lot of time.
    you know, get runs on the board.

  31. egg_

    And watermelon…

    The Obamas will be able to plant plenty on their new 12 ha Martha’s Vineyard estate.
    Comrade.

  32. feelthebern

    Quality Norm.

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

    Back during SNL’s short history of being funny.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It is such a beautiful morning in Sydney I refuse to be upset about Brexit. Or anything else!

    I have just finished, and enjoyed, Alistair Moffett’s book about his ‘spiritual’ (sort of) journey to Lindisfarne (see review in the Speccie a couple of weeks ago). He’s an atheist looking for a way to cope with dying, but actually he’s not dying yet, only 69 and part of the worried well. What will he do with his life at this stage of it, and what happens when he gets really old (in ten years time, he says, so I’m almost out!) and has to face death; that is what concerns him now. Can one learn from the wisdom of ages, the religious seers of old (viz St. Cuthbert) and come to a certain peace with oneself via an immortal connection with the past and with hope for the grandchildren as your legacy? So we go on St. Cuthbert’s trail with him to Lindisfarne. I have been there and it is indeed calm and reflective, as these lonely causeway’d sacred islands are (I’ve been to at least four of them in Britain). The grand sweep of nature does bring its own rewards. So far so good. The travelogue is simple, but historical and enjoyable.

    Then in the very last few chapters, including the epilogue, we see what is really causing his general sense of dismay, given that 69 is no great age these days: climate change and the state of world politics in 2019 (TDS in particular) rears its ugly head to spread misery throughout his home farm’s rural idyll, which forms a motif of stability in his current life. He has gained this small piece of his own land after being not for many years a BBC presenter but a man who opted to live by his written works. Money, he suggests, is getting tighter.

    Sadly, he’s also worried at the end of this book about the woes of the world as he sees them, and here of course his leftist background gets the better of him. The sources of his current depressive state are made apparent. I am very fond of his other works, those on the Borders country he claims as his own, and his historical work on Scotland and the Western Isles, but the ending of this one is full-scale witter. I wish I could tell him to cheer up, it is all a hoax perpetrated very strongly in Britain, and that the world is not coming to a terrible decline due to a relentless anthropogenic climate change but due to socialism and the decline in true democracy, writ large and destructive, and in the EU in particular. His sort of Britain, the Britain of the Old Ways, is dying and his acceptance of the Elite’s smoothing of the dying pillow is part of the problem. He wouldn’t listen though, and I should save my breath. To each his or her own in this case, I suspect.

  34. C.L.

    Rhyming nicely with that NYT travesty … this is a must-read:

    The End of The News.

  35. C.L.

    Excerpt:

    Increasingly, the word “newspaper” is a misnomer, since the modern form operates primarily online, where it flatters the conceits and prejudices of its readers with a view to filling their idle moments and addicting them to a merely recreational—and hostile—relationship with the public realm. Terminally challenged, the press has adapted its modes and mores in the vain hope of maintaining coexistence with the online arrivistes. The modern “newspaper” is no longer an instrument of democracy, but something close to the opposite: a tool of tyrannical mischief in the hands of activists masquerading as journalists. Its news and comment sections have been rendered indistinguishable, and at the same time the commercial and journalistic wings of the business have osmotically merged.

  36. Old School Conservative

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3147940, posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:55 am
    Well said…….the notion of “culling humans” is not far away

    In addition to your and C.L.’s addendum, I’d include late term abortions and euthanasia.

  37. Snoopy

    So it’s come to this. The fate of British democracy
    rests with the unelected House of Lords.

    My tip? Democracy by a nose.

    Ironic, eh?

  38. egg_

    managed to create more chaos

    If there’s one thing control freaks abhor, it’s chaos!
    Comrade.

  39. Old School Conservative

    C.L.
    #3148019, posted on September 5, 2019 at 10:11 am
    The End of The News.

    An excellent article.
    I particularly like the terms “Big Gay” and “deepfake”.

  40. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old School Conservative
    #3148021, posted on September 5, 2019 at 10:13 am
    Cassie of Sydney
    #3147940, posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:55 am
    Well said…….the notion of “culling humans” is not far away

    In addition to your and C.L.’s addendum, I’d include late term abortions and euthanasia.”

    Agree….I would say that we are witnessing the culling of humans.

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Obamas will be able to plant plenty on their new 12 ha Martha’s Vineyard estate.
    Comrade.

    Right on the sea shore? They need to move to higher ground.

    Obamas accused of ‘deplorable behavior’ amid trademark dispute: ‘Not consistent with the values they preach’

    Barack and Michelle Obama have been accused of “deplorable behavior” by a Los Angeles entertainment attorney for filing a “meritless petition” amid a trademark dispute over the name of their company, Higher Ground Productions.

    The legal team representing the Obamas filed a petition to cancel the trademark of an e-book publishing company called Higher Ground Enterprises, much to the chagrin of the publishing company.

    Zerner told Fox News that the “Obamas have known for almost a year” that their Higher Ground Productions trademark application was rejected by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office because it was too similar to his client’s Higher Ground Enterprises.

    “Instead of simply picking another name, the Obamas’ lawyers have now filed a meritless petition to cancel my client’s trademark so they can take it for themselves,” Zerner said.

    Very high handed behaviour from those two.

  42. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think the next UK election actually scheduled is 2022 so it’s time for BJ to govern well and not get to Brexit fixated. It’s not a lot of time.
    you know, get runs on the board.

    Sound advice, Candy. My thoughts on it too. However, Brexit should be front and foremost, maintaining the rage, in a loose concert with Nigel Farage. In order to succeed though, Boris needs a new girlfriend, or a sea change in the political views of the current one. The big climate hoax in Britain is still going gangbusters, causing anger in the young who see no future and misery in the older generation of retiree ‘believer’s’ shivering ‘for the planet’ in their unheated homes as their incomes decline. All cheered on by the EU and the urban elites. This is what Boris has to address to succeed.

  43. C.L.

    Communist wacko, “Pope” Francis, scolds world, says we must abandon fossil fuels immediately …
    Moreover, we should all live like Somalis from now on:

    In his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an ecumenical celebration held on September 1, the Argentine pontiff encouraged the world to adopt “simpler lifestyles” and to abandon fossil fuels.

    “Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, towards forms of clean energy and a sustainable and circular economy,” he said.

    … Pope Francis suggested that humanity take advice on the environment from “indigenous peoples.”

    “Let us also learn to listen to indigenous peoples, whose age-old wisdom can teach us how to live in a better relationship with the environment,” he said.

    The pontiff called upon humanity “to repent” of acting like tyrants over the earth, “to be converted and to return to our roots.” He counseled humanity to say “no to consumerist greed” and to “inaugurate farsighted processes involving responsible sacrifices today for the sake of sure prospects of life tomorrow.”

    He also urges Catholics to sacramentally confess their climate ‘sins’:

    … the Pope called on Catholics to go to confession for sins of not being respectful of creation. He gave as examples of an examination of conscience points such as “avoiding the use of plastic and paper,” “separating refuse” and “turning off unnecessary lights.” He called on Catholics to have an “ecological conversion.”

    He then took a chartered 747 flight to Africa.

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I particularly like the terms “Big Gay” and “deepfake”.

    So do I.

    Pithy shorthands for capturing the Zeitgeist.

  45. notafan

    Women are experiencing more pain dismissal and more hostility when they report chronic pain.

    Just yesterday we were told sports injuries in afl were rookie errors

    what about total acls in women playing netball

    two female family members requiring surgery for those

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He also urges Catholics to sacramentally confess their climate ‘sins’:

    As if the real ones were not enough.

    But as the revealing conclusion of Moffett’s book on Lindisfarne so well demonstrates, absolving oneself of climate sins is the new spiritual dawn.

  47. Diogenes

    Well said…….the notion of “culling humans” is not far away

    Richard Glover has suggested the first step… climate deniers being issued yellow stars & sent to camps tattooed and sent to Pinchgut

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yesterday, in my old Westie ways as I drove to dance class, I was tuned to 2WS (101.7fm these days), a radio station still attracting the workers and aspirationals of this great city. Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones hold court over the high rating and politically influential breakfast program, Ms. Keller a committed leftie married to an ABC producer and living in upmarket beachside Coogee. Brendan Jones presents as a more ‘ordinary’ motorbike enthusiast, and always takes the follower role in her frequent politicised pronouncements.

    I was disgusted yesterday. In a sequence where they try 70’s dinner party recipes, the one tried was ‘Cardinal Salad’. Prison Food! announces Keller with a snide sneer. Jones pretends not to get the ‘joke’ but is forced into an approval of sorts. This meme is repeated forcefully several times in this sequence, which also ends on the triumphant note of Prison Food! I hope that every Catholic who believes Cardinal Pell to be wrongfully convicted, as many do, takes note of this obscene gloating and turns off accordingly. I did, and I am not even a religious person.

  49. Indolent

    What should he have done?

    Prorogued immediately and to end October. Bronwin Bishop said on Peta Credlin’s show that that’s what he should have done and she was right. They would then have left the EU with or without a deal.

    What has happened, however, has well and truly exposed the anti-democratic nature of the British Parliament for all to see. I just hope that 2dogs comment above about the flaw in the legislation is correct and that it will be tried.

    The jury is still out on BoJo’s real intentions.

  50. Overburdened:

    Just a thought.
    The resident dissenter and the Vegan neurotic could shack up on the Gibber Plains, far away from any normal humans, and argue with each other irrationally about stuff on which they have warped views and or know nothing about.

    Good idea, Overburdened. But how’s about they just get stuck in a lift during a blackout?
    Leave the cameras on – it should be good for a laugh.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    WS by the way originally stood for Western Suburbs. Sydney’s western plains up to the Blue Mountains are the heartland and place of origin for this now much wider-reaching radio station. Many in these cheaper and less well serviced suburbs still regard WS as ‘their’ station. This is why having a committed leftie on the main program, spewing leftist ABC interpretations of daily life and times with a pretense at being ‘ordinary’, is such a disaster for airtime political diversity. Keller has a confected ‘housewife’s outrage’ that is covered well by the term deepfake.

  52. areff

    CL: Thanks a bunch for that First Things link. It’s been pinched for today’s Essential Reading item.

    Double thanks, actually. It means I can get to the airport early this afternoon and make it to Sydney for revelry tonight and Footscray’s big game on Saturday.

    Go, Doggies!

  53. Old School Conservative

    what about total acls in women playing netball

    Ditto in my family.
    It’s the sudden stopping required under the rules.

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Keller, by the way, is not alone in being a voice of the left somewhat in disguise. Far from it. I am sure the airwaves have many other examples. Also the print media. The Australian Women’s Weekly is another piece of regular media with a large female reach that carries quite a strong political slant, especially in its choice of issues covered as well as its mode of covering them. It is this sort of media, both electronic and in print, that forms a general zeitgeist for the population, both forming it, and reflecting it. The internet is one of the few places where counterviews to the left occur, views now subject to strong censoring deplatforming on the platforms where they have most impact (Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter etc).

  55. Old School Conservative

    John Constantine
    #3147990, posted on September 5, 2019 at 9:17 am
    men-and-women-experience-pain-differently

    Yep.
    In my sample of 1, men’s flu is a lot worse than the mere colds picked up by women.

  56. Atoms for Peace

    Interesting that those figures in public life who scoff at Papal infallibility, are absolute believers in witness infallibility in historic cases.

  57. P

    While some make jokes others make more money – Lucie and Louise.

  58. Boambee John

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    Mater
    #3147982, posted on September 5, 2019 at 8:58 am
    Multiple Buildings ‘Ripped Apart’ in Latest Sweden Explosion

    More bollards required.

    Instead we get more bollocks from the retiring DG ASIO.

  59. BoN:

    Very high handed behaviour from those two.

    Did you expect any other sort of behaviour from them?

  60. Black Ball

    Good morning.
    Patty Mills gets it. From today’s Hun:

    ‘Boomers veteran Patty Mills has revealed why he chooses to sing the national anthem when other Indigenous athletes remain silent.
    The refusal to sing the anthem hit the headlines when Indigenous players at this year’s State Of Origin series decided to take a stand.
    The likes of Dane Gagai, Cody Walker and Will Chambers kept quiet as they felt the anthem didn’t represent their people.
    But Mills said there was something special about singing the national song with pride.
    “You know you are ready to go in the trenches with your mates side by side,” Mills said.
    “When you get 11 guys next to you belting it out as well, there is something in that where you are able to represent your country and represent it the right way.
    “It is a goosebumps feeling when you have all 12 players belting it out.”
    Mills nevertheless respects any individual’s decision not to sing the anthem.
    “It is a personal choice,” he said. “It is obviously a sensitive topic but the way I see it is that I am a role model for not only Indigenous people but all Australians.”

  61. Atoms for Peace

    Is there an accepted list of alternate gender pronouns or is it still a work in progress.
    I am very partial to your highness, but failing that, surely we also have to be diverse in
    pronouns and should be allowed to make stuff up as we go..

  62. mh

    Xi Jinping singles out Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as major risks for Chinese Communist Party

    Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have been singled out by Chinese President Xi Jinping as major risks and challenges that Communist Party members must “struggle against”.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3025739/xi-jinping-singles-out-hong-kong-macau-and-taiwan-major-risks

  63. Black Ball

    And I earlier mentioned the Bendigo lunch to raise funds for prostate cancer research and treatment. Friday November 22nd with guest speakers Mark Maclure and Barry Breen.

  64. Boambee John

    what about total acls in women playing netball

    Interesting that this has come up here.

    A couple of the croquet ladies commented earlier this week about suffering knee problems after having played netba ll.

  65. Zatara

    Joe Biden’s brain is leaking.

    Joe, just go home and retire quietly with what’s left of your dignity.

    I mean it’s been fun and all, but seriously dude.

  66. notafan

    Knees and ankles are the most commonly injured body parts of netballers and most of these injuries occur when landing.

    Injury to one of the major stabilisers of the knee, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), is a common problem, annually representing approximately 25% of serious injuries (Netball Australia National Insurance Data).

    netball knee

  67. Boambee John

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3148047, posted on September 5, 2019 at 11:12 am
    Keller, by the way, is not alone in being a voice of the left somewhat in disguise. Far from it. I am sure the airwaves have many other examples. Also the print media. The Australian Women’s Weekly is another piece of regular media with a large female reach that carries quite a strong political slant, especially in its choice of issues covered as well as its mode of covering them.

    Indeed. A conservative with money could do much worse with it than buy Womens Weekly, New Idea and one or two of the gossip mags at supermarket checkouts, sack most of the current staff and hire a few Lizzies, callis, Cassie of Sydneys, Gabs and Notafans to do the writing.

    Within a decade things would start to turn around.

    Forget about Fauxfacts and Their ABC, go for a real mass market.

  68. egg_

    “Instead of simply picking another name, the Obamas’ lawyers have now filed a meritless petition to cancel my client’s trademark so they can take it for themselves,” Zerner said.

    Their bullying Obamas?
    Blasphemy!

  69. John Constantine

    Their abc announces Russian collusion on behalf of Trump in the last election and assures abc listeners that the CIA is working with Facebook against Trump for the next election.

    [ mightn’t have been that blatant, but thats what they meant.]

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    Forget about Fauxfacts and Their ABC, go for a real mass market.

    Tranny mags?

    Liberals Embrace Anti-Feminism in Transgender Sports Debate

    Anti-feminists continue their unapologetic efforts to destroy women’s sports at all levels. Not satisfied to just ruin high school girls’ athletics, they are setting their sights higher. This week’s headline indicated that Juniper Eastwood, a University of Montana cross-country runner, will become the first transgender (i.e. biological male) athlete to compete as a female in division I cross country.

    The wymminses magazines were bastions of feminism in the day. Get on board the vibe, girls! You have millions and millions of glossy mags that trannies all over Australia are just salivating to read.

    Ok maybe I exaggerate a little.

  71. John Constantine

    Their abc announces an effigy of National littleproud is being flushed down a symbolic dunny at the anti murray darling basin plan rally.

    Their abc pushing abc rural stalinist independants as the answer.

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    ““It is a personal choice,” he said. “It is obviously a sensitive topic but the way I see it is that I am a role model for not only Indigenous people but all Australians.””

    Amen.

  73. egg_

    Their abc announces Russian collusion on behalf of Trump in the last election and assures abc listeners that the CIA is working with Facebook against Trump for the next election.

    Do Facetards know how to vote?

  74. Zyconoclast

    Jussie Smollett lawyers: Even if actor faked attack, it was cops’ call to investigate it so vigorously

    But the latest court filing contends even if Smollett did make a false report, there is no way the city can assert he would have known the city would investigate — and investigate it to the extent cops did.

    “We contend the city is wrong,” Quinlan said of the city’s assertion that Smollett should have known the police would log nearly 2,000 hours in overtime trying to resolve the case. “ … The mere fact somebody filed a police report doesn’t presume the investigation will be done and certainly not to the extent of what the city is claiming.”

    He added: “Smollett has no control over that.”

  75. John Constantine

    Their abc not understanding that water prices is not the killer issue, the unacceptable issue is that their turnbullites used the transnational signed convention loophole based on the transnational rights of the waterfowl of the Coorong to beat the Constitution and grasp powers he had no right to, to dump the basins irrigation water unused into a saltwater estuary to make it a freshwater lake.

    No middle ground, it is an estuary or it is a freshwater lake.

    The irrigated food basin grows australias food, or Big Australia loses the industrial capacity to irrigate and we import our food rations from the chicom peoples liberation army.

    Comrades.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    That reminds me.

    Are the current crop of ADF trannies steamrolling the ladeees at rugger or somesuch yet?

    Today’s ADF. Be Anything You Want To Be.

  77. Atoms for Peace

    Has anyone advised the “artist” responsible for the Virgin Mary work at UQ has managed to also insult Islam? She is honoured in Islam.

  78. John Constantine

    If it is cheaper to buy vegetables from the chicom peoples liberation army slave labour sewerage recycling farms, than it is to grow food in australia under turnbullites rewilding agenda, with ruinable electricity, then how can it go wrong?.

  79. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-05/farmers-shoppers-warned-of-impact-of-murray-darling-basin-dry/11477182

    consumers should expect to see supply suffer and prices spike.

    “It might get to the point very soon where people can’t buy Australian rice off the shelf,” Mr Vagg said.

    “They might not be able to buy Australian milk at a price that’s reasonable in a few years and that’s a change we’re experiencing.”

    Mr Littleproud agreed people living in metropolitan areas would feel the pinch soon.

    “This is their food bowl and obviously they scream when prices go up.

    “Well, you’re going to see prices go up if there’s a lack of water,” Mr Littleproud said.

    Mr Keelty warned he would be keeping a close watch on anyone tempted to tamper with — and illegally take water from — the system.

    “A long summer is going to mean less water obviously and it’s going to raise the value of water,” he said.

    “When the water value rises that presents a temptation for people to access when they’re not entitled to access.”

  80. mh

    Seeing as the HK protestors had a small win last night

  81. John Constantine

    Just as aluminium can be described as a solidified representation of the electricity that went into making it, fruit and vegetables can be described as a virtual form of the water that went into growing them.

    Big australia has made us such a wealthy country we can afford to dump our irrigation out to sea unused, declare irrigation a heresy and import our vegetables from the Big crony donors of the PLA.

    Aldi bags full of cash buys and sells us.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  82. Old School Conservative

    Ha ha.
    Just looked at some old newspaper articles on the possibility of moving Garden Island to Queensland.
    Pyne was aghast at the cost – ‘several billions”.
    That was of course long before the Pyne submarines were costed at anything from 50 to 100 billion.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    A bit early, but:

    Warner has made 79 runs in seven Ashes innings this year, including a 61, at an average of fuckall.

    The last Australian Test batsman to score five single scores in six innings was Kim Hughes.

  84. Tel

    Anti-feminists continue their unapologetic efforts to destroy women’s sports at all levels. Not satisfied to just ruin high school girls’ athletics, they are setting their sights higher.

    The feminists stamped feet and demanded equality … they got what they wished for … and now they are still unhappy.

    What can you do?

  85. DrBeauGan

    I’m thinking of setting up Maria in business. She knows a girl who flies to Mexico and Panama to buy stuff cheaply, brings it back to Cuba and sells it. She thinks she could do the same if she had the capital to get started. It wouldn’t be a lot of money.

    Osvel does something similar. I want to know how far it could be scaled up. Instead of bringing in a suitcase full of stuff, could you bring in a shipping container? I don’t know. I’m not sure anyone knows.

  86. bespoke

    It’d be well worth buying the place next door and filling the yard with 80-odd Jack Russells and Shih Tzus, all with separation anxiety.

    My long term plan is to do just that to areff. 😊

  87. Tel

    Communist wacko, “Pope” Francis, scolds world, says we must abandon fossil fuels immediately …

    Would Giuseppe Conte have the (⚽⚽) to disconnect electricity and gas from the Vatican for the next six months? It would give the holy men a chance to get closer to God.

  88. zyconoclast

    Angry customers pull gun over sold-out Popeyes chicken sandwiches in SE Houston

    Check out the short video

    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An armed group of people rushed the door of a Popeyes Chicken restaurant in southeast Houston Monday night demanding chicken sandwiches.

    Houston police were called to the restaurant on Scott Street and Corder just after 9 p.m

    Employees told ABC13 a mob of two women, three men and a baby were told at the drive-thru that the chicken sandwiches were sold out, but that apparently triggered the would-be customers.

  89. zyconoclast

    South Africa’s Decline Is Worst Among Nations Not at War, Model Shows

    South Africa’s performance on a range of social, economic and governance measures deteriorated more in the past 12 years than any other nation not at war, according to Eunomix Business & Economics Ltd.

    The decline is likely to continue as the country wrestles with the consequences of nine years of worsening corruption and policy paralysis under former President Jacob Zuma, the Johannesburg-based political-risk advisory company said. The fragility of the economy may also limit the tenure of his successor Cyril Ramaphosa, who faces his first national election on May 8, it said.

    An index of security, governance, prosperity and welfare indicators shows South Africa slumped to 88th out of 178 nations in 2018 from 31st in 2006, according to an analysis of the country’s prospects by Eunomix.

  90. Old School Conservative

    David Pocock has been named captain for the Wallabies against Samoa next Saturday.
    First match back from a long injury layoff.

  91. zyconoclast

    A career civil servant and specialist in migration policy has succeeded the far-right leader Matteo Salvini as Italy’s interior minister in a new left-leaning pro-European coalition government aimed at drawing a line under a crisis sparked by Salvini’s populist League party.

    Luciana Lamorgese, a 38-year veteran of the interior ministry, has in recent years been in charge of planning refugee and migrant reception centres in northern Italy and is known for promoting integration events and policies. She was also the first female security chief, or prefect, of Milan.

  92. Arky

    I’m thinking of setting up Maria in business.

    ..
    Oh OK.
    This has all been parody. Stupid me.
    Very good Beaugan, well done, very funny. Fuck off.

  93. zyconoclast

    Five more members of grooming gangs that sexually abused girls in Rotherham have been jailed by a judge who attacked the “indifference” of authorities who failed to protect their victims.

    Aftab [email protected], 40, was jailed for 24 years for [email protected] and indecent assault and Abid Saddiq, 38, was jailed for 20 years by a judge who described him as a “cunning and determined s3xual predator”.

    Saddiq had been found guilty of two [email protected], five indecent assaults and two ch1ld @bductions.

    Masaued Malik, 35, was jailed for five years for indecent assault and Sharaz Hussain, 35, was handed a four-year prison sentence for the same offence.

    Another 35-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for 10 years for indecent assault and ch1ld @bduction.

    M00hammed Ashan, who pleaded guilty to three indecent assault charges before the trial began, will be sentenced at a later date alongside a seventh man.

    The group abused seven victims, who were all under 16 at the time, after plying them with alcohol and drugs between 1998 and 2002.

    Judge Michael Slater said he was “quite satisfied” that relevant authorities were well aware of the way vulnerable teenagers were being targeted at the time.

    He told the court that officials were at best “totally ineffectual” and, at worst “wholly indifferent”.

  94. Roger

    “Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, towards forms of clean energy and a sustainable and circular economy,” [the pope] said.

    As in circling and about to go down the drain?

  95. notafan

    Going cold on the 100 bucks a week forever no doubt

    the girl likes to party and why wouldn’t an old fool like to pay for that.

    Anyone could see without ever visiting that Cuba is corrupt which is why they pay triple price for Chinese junk.

  96. notafan

    When it comes to climate Pope Francis has swallowed a gallon of Koolaid.

    He won’t be around for ever.

  97. DrBeauGan

    The Spanish for to wait is the same as the Spanish for to hope. This might be significant.

    The Spanish for investment is inversion. This has given rise to some strange misunderstanding between Maria and me. But I now have it sorted out. I wait.

  98. zyconoclast

    VFACTS: August 2019 new car sales detailed

    FACTS data compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) and released today showed August 2019 was the 17th successive month where sales fell relative to the corresponding month in the previous year.

    Brand sales for August 2019

    Brand Sales Change
    Toyota 16,700 -11.3%
    Hyundai 7320 -8.6%
    Mazda 7291 -32.1%
    Mitsubishi 6242 -11.7%
    Ford 4916 -17.5%
    Kia 4662 0.9%
    Nissan 4538 2.2%
    Volkswagen 4100 -11.6%
    Holden 3569 -18.1%
    Subaru 3553 -7.6%

  99. Zatara

    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

    ‘The hens do not want to be mounted and always try to escape. They are sometimes seriously injured by the cocks’ claws as well.’

    ‘Either you are vegan or you help to finance animal slavery. Eating animals is fascist,’ they added.

    Un-freaking-believable.

  100. Arky

    seriously injured by the cocks’ claws as well.

    ..
    It’s supposed to have a claw?
    That’s awesome.
    Boy did I miss out.

  101. notafan

    what about EV sales?

    should be going through the roof

  102. notafan

    Next up

    Vegan activists travel to Africa to separate lions, elephants and giraffes

  103. Percy Popinjay

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’ because they do not give ‘consent’

    A sentence that until then, had never been written or spoken in human history.

    But no, these people are not insane – and I make that observation as a proud member of PETA – Peoples Eating Tasty Animals.

  104. max

    Instead we get more bollocks from the retiring DG ASIO.

    DL on the ROP: ‘We should not judge the many by the actions of a few.’

    So

    DL on Nazis: ‘We should not judge the many by the actions of a few.’

    DL on Catholic clergy: ‘We should not judge the many by the actions of a few.’

    etc, etc, etc.

    (if he said the last, I’d agree)

  105. classical_hero

    Steve Smith and the South African helped steady the ship. Rain yet again ruined the day.

  106. notafan

    also in the pipeline

    Australia and Antarctica to separate sea lions.

    Those bastardos!

  107. Zyconoclast

    Vegetarians have a 20% higher risk of suffering a stroke than meat eaters ‘because they miss out on key vitamins’

    Oxford University scientists, who tracked nearly 50,000 people for 18 years, believe low intake of the vitamins from meat may cause the additional risk.

    The academics found vegetarians and vegans had a 20 per cent higher risk of stroke than meat eaters.

    This is equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years, mainly due to a higher rate of haemorrhagic stroke – which occur when blood from an artery starts bleeding into the brain.

    Vegetarians and vegans in the study had lower circulating cholesterol and lower levels of key vitamins – such as vitamin B12 – which could explain the link, the researchers said.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7426697/Vegetarians-higher-risk-stroke-meat-eaters.html

  108. bespoke

    What has Arky done with armadillo? He could not have run him over as planned, the junker still not worky.

  109. Percy Popinjay

    Who in their right minds would buy a new car in this country nowadays? An exorbitant percentage of the price for most them is tax, the vast bulk of which is depreciated off the resale value within the first two years of ownership.

    If cars are no longer manufactured here, why are imports still subject to tariffs?

    No wonder sales are plummeting.

  110. notafan

    Someone who is very very angry with ‘dillo said he had worked out who he was and would dox him some time in the future

    my guess as to his absence because timing

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’ because they do not give ‘consent’

    That doesn’t do justice to the story. The following is the Gateway Pundit version.

    ‘Trans-Feminist’ Vegan Group Releases Pro-Chicken Video Where Hens Are Separated by Roosters Who Rape Them Without Consent

    Almas Veganas, a vegan group from Girona, Spain, are an anti-speciesist and transfeminist group who were recently seen in a viral video separating hens from cockerels and smashing eggs because they didn’t ‘want the hens to be raped.’

    The group from the north-east of Spain, in Catalonia, surprised social media users with their actions

    It’s a rare case where the Daily Mail shortens a headline, although I can see why they might prefer “vegan activist” over “Catalonian anti-speciesist transfeminist vegan group”. Bit of a mouthful.

  112. Anyone up to date with how many pigs China has now killed off?

  113. Arky

    Anyone up to date with how many pigs China has now killed off?

    ..
    A third.

  114. MatrixTransform

    from my experience, down the chicken factory, when the ‘chick sorters’ inspect the newly hatched … and find a male … it is immediately dropped in the mincer.

    no. I am not joking.

    the activists would support this I’m sure

  115. Zatara

    Desperate Venezuelans scour family records for any hint of Ju-sh ancestry

    Socialism in Venezuela has made having Ju-sh ancestry a matter of survival for some. Venezuelans are scouring their family records for any sign that one of their forefathers might just have been Ju-sh.

    … most are looking to take advantage of a law passed in Spain, attempting to right previous wrongs by permitting the re-entry into Spain of the descendents of Ju-sh who were expelled by the Spanish monarchs in 1492.

  116. Mother Lode

    He also urges Catholics to sacramentally confess their climate ‘sins’:

    I assume he has already instructed priests to assign green Gaia-penance.

    “You lost your temper with your wife? Go home and keep the lights off for a week.”

  117. Mother Lode

    Vegetarians have a 20% higher risk of suffering a stroke than meat eaters ‘because they miss out on key vitamins’

    You mean, like, vitamin-FUN.

    Of course they are susceptible to all these diseases. They cannot summon up the will to live because they have denuded it of all appeal.

    Imagine a life of mung beans bland cups of flavourless coffee stretching out as far as the minds eye can see.

  118. notafan

    St Teresa of Avila’s grandfather was a converso, her brothers went to the New World but iirc later returned.

    I read once a lot of Mexican ‘nobility’ are descended from conversos.

    I don’t suppose the Spanish made the same offer to the expelled moors though

    While “pure blood” (so-called limpieza de sangre), free of the “taint” of non-Christian lineage, would come to be placed at a premium, particularly among the nobility, in a 15th-century defence of conversos, Bishop Lope de Barrientos would list what Roth calls “a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of Spanish nobility” as having converso members or being of converso descent. He pointed out that given the near-universal conversion of Iberian Je ws during Visigothic times, (quoting Roth) “[W]ho among the Christians of Spain could be certain that he is not a descendant of those conversos?”[citation needed]

    With advances in science able to trace individuals’ ancestry via their DNA, according to a widely publicised study (December 2008) in the American Journal of Human Genetics, modern Spaniards (and Portuguese) have an average admixture of 19.8 percent from ancestors originating in the Near East during historic times (i.e. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Je ws and Levantine Arabs) – compared to 10.6 percent of North African – Berber admixture.[6][7][8] This proportion could be as high as 23% in the case of Latin Americans, however, according to a study published in Nature Communications.[9][10] The possibly higher proportion of significant Je wish ancestry in the Latin American population could stem from increased emigration of Conversos to the New World to avoid persecution by the Spanish Inquisition.[10]

    fascinating

  119. feelthebern

    Don’t most priests just deal out the Third Rite these days?
    So people don’t feel the shame of actually speaking their sins out aloud?

  120. notafan

    No doubt the Victorian Government will soon add climate sins to the list that must be reported

  121. Mother Lode

    This idiotic Pople is primarily a socialist. Catholicism must compete with his ego and his gullibility for the bits that are left, and of the three the first is least inclined to impose.

    Now, if Trump was Pope…

  122. notafan

    I have not seen Third Rite for decades

    In the late 1990s, the Vatican clamped down aggressively on the use of third rite in Australia, which was part of a wider thrust back to more traditional modes of worship and sacramental practice known as the “Liturgy Wars” in the late Pope John Paul II years.

    The rollback in Australia caused wide protest, but over time the third rite gradually became less and less common.

    Shock of scandal Down Under revives debate over ‘Third Rite’ confession

  123. feelthebern

    Growing up in rural NSW, in the 80’s & 90’s, the Third Rite was part of Sunday Mass.

  124. Speedbox

    If cars are no longer manufactured here, why are imports still subject to tariffs?

    Percy, I presume your query is rhetorical but I’ll respond anyway: Taxation (aka tariff).

  125. Sinclair Davidson

    egg / Rafe – check your email.

  126. Mater

    If cars are no longer manufactured here, why are imports still subject to tariffs?

    Percy, I presume your query is rhetorical but I’ll respond anyway: Taxation (aka tariff).

    Now I’ll have a bash: Taxation AND it gives them something they can easily remove for EVs, in order to encourage up take.

  127. DrBeauGan

    Oh OK.
    This has all been parody. Stupid me.
    Very good Beaugan, well done, very funny. Fuck off.

    I took your point that just giving people money is generally bad for them. Better to give them work. I’m going to suggest that next time her friend flies to Panama, Maria goes with her at my expense and does the same shopping returning and selling game to see if she too can make a net profit. It’s a small investment by me, with a tolerable risk. If it works, we can do it again. If it keeps on working, we can try expanding to filling a crate and air-freighting it back and finding out how much the corrupt customs extract. She gets a 140 kilogram free allowance, and how much has to be paid to bribe someone past that point is unknown and possibly highly variable. It would be useful to have some data on it. Another business expense.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Setting the alarm here to get up at sparrows-fart to listen to Bombers probably exit finals.
    Me o’ little faith.

  129. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you C.L. for the excellent article by John Waters in First Things – The End of the News

    Very interesting especially this paragraph where Jordan Petersen says our voice is part of our identity:

    …I believe, later than Peterson believes. He has called for lawmakers to take immediate steps to make the unauthorized production of deepfakes a felony offense, “at least in the case where the fake is being used to defame, damage or deceive.” We need, he wrote, to seriously consider the idea that the voice is an integral part of a person’s “identity, of their reality, of their person—and that stealing that voice is a genuinely criminal act, regardless (perhaps) of intent.”

    Problem is now the Australian government is using voice recognition for the purposes of identifying you when you call for personal information about yourself. Very very dangerous given the technology that now exist to mimic and fool the technology using voice recognition for identification purposes. The future joys of impersonal transactions awaits us.

  130. egg_

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3148168, posted on September 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Responded, thanks.

  131. notafan

    Growing up in rural NSW, in the 80’s & 90’s, the Third Rite was part of Sunday Mass.

    Yes and as the article makes clear the Australian church got a cease and desist notice from the Vatican for doing it.

  132. Old School Conservative:

    That was of course long before the Pyne submarines were costed at anything from 50 to 100 billion.

    IIRC, the whole deal was costed at $260 Billion.

  133. egg_

    Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm ‘so the hens aren’t raped’ because they do not give ‘consent’

    They have a “chicken whisperer”?

  134. Leigh Lowe

    I’m going to suggest that next time her friend flies to Panama, Maria goes with her at my expense and does the same shopping returning and selling game to see if she too can make a net profit. 

    Bwah ha ha ha.
    That old scam to extract cash from naive and idealistic touristas.
    Give a girl a fish and she eats for a day.
    Give a girl a suitcase and cash for a plane ticket and you’re on the hook for life.

  135. notafan

    Tis odd though that if Third Rite was common up until the 1990s, especially in rural areas, it gives the priests hearing child abuse confessions and ignoring! even less credibility.

  136. notafan

    If you give someone seed money for a new business and they make a profit they can continue on on their own

    and if they don’t cover the cost of the fare, there ain’t no profit.

    if they don’t make a profit, then don’t throw good money after bad

    or be like those people who got done over by the boiler room scammers over and over and over again until there is no more money

  137. Geriatric Mayfly

    That doesn’t do justice to the story. The following is the Gateway Pundit version.

    BoN There should have been a Trigger Warning. The pic accompanying shows two of the Gorgons, one in particular who hardly flatters the image of the perfectly formed feminazi.

  138. notafan

    Am I wrong in thinking the other name for a trans-feminist is man?

  139. egg_

    could you bring in a shipping container?

    So long as it’s not held to ransom.
    Oldest scam in the book.

  140. notafan

    Isn’t the vast majority of trade and commerce in a communist country controlled by the government?

    I can see them turning a little blind eye to suitcases here and there with the economy in dire straits as they have been so dependent on Venezuela I can’t see a major import business being run by a young, semi literate prostitute and an old overseas gringo getting very far.

    if those opportunities exist surely there are many other better placed to exploit them

  141. DrBeauGan

    So long as it’s not held to ransom.
    Oldest scam in the book.

    Sure. What you do is show how much you paid for it and suggest a 10% “tax” . And then you can do it again and they get another 10%, and so on. Or they sock you 100% and it never happens again. It’s a bird in the hand versus more in the bush.

    The stupid brigand kills the men in the first caravan that tries to get through the pass he controls, sells the women into slavery and confiscates the trade goods, most of which are useless to him. The smart brigand charges a ten percent tax and gives the caravan an escort to the next town. And gets another 10% every time they come back. Brains pay off. Usually.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    I can see them turning a little blind eye to suitcases here and there with the economy in dire straits as they have been so dependent on Venezuela I can’t see a major import business being run by a young, semi literate prostitute and an old overseas gringo getting very far.

    I haven’t heard of this hustle on touristas since the 1980’s, and had forgotten it.
    If Dr BoGo has revived it for the fictional narrative, that is a good get.
    If he is really falling for it, that is sad.

  143. notafan

    and clearly no-one in Cuba has ‘brains’

    Buena suerte con todo eso

  144. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3148176, posted on September 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the CEO of an unnamed UK-based energy company thought he was talking on the phone with his boss, the CEO of the German parent company, who’d asked him to urgently transfer €220,000 ($243,000) to a Hungarian supplier.

    However, the UK CEO was in fact taking instructions from a scammer who’d used AI-powered voice technology to impersonate the German CEO. It’s the voice equivalent of deepfake videos that are causing alarm for their potential to manipulate public opinion and cause social discord.

    The voice fraud incident was described to the WSJ by the energy company’s insurer, Euler Hermes Group.

    The insurer believes the scammer had used commercially available AI voice-generating software to carry out the fraud.

    The UK-based CEO became suspicious when the fraudster called a third time requesting a second transfer and noticed the call was from an Austrian number. He didn’t make any further transfers. However, the original transfer went to a Hungarian account under the scammers’ control and was then transferred to Mexico.

  145. John Constantine

    irrigators threw an effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud into the Murray River during the Fix the Basin Plan rally at Tocumwal.

  146. John Constantine

    the Bitcoin hash rate just hit a new all-time high. That sounds, uh, good?

    When Bitcoin is being mined, a network of computers compete to solve a cryptographic puzzle that can only be answered using brute force trial and error. The number of attempts being made every second is what’s known as the Bitcoin hash rate. As of last week, that number is 80 exahashes per second, or 80,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations being made each and every second.

    There are two arguments as to why this is a good sign for Bitcoin. First, the higher the hash rate, the more secure the network is, improving its financial bona fides in the eyes of money managers and decision makers. Second, higher hash rates suggest that more people are trying to mine Bitcoin, which indicates a general faith that price will increase in the lead-up to next year’s halving. Mining is an expensive business; if the price doesn’t follow the hashes, then the business model collapses.

  147. vr

    For Tulsi Gabbard’s fans at the cat …

    All in the Family: The American Sangh’s affair with Tulsi Gabbard

    This is in Caravan Magazine, an Indian magazine that publishes long-form articles.

  148. Geriatric Mayfly

    Which one is she trying to out perform? All four perhaps. Cortez, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib?

    Keneally is deceiving herself
    If Kristina Keneally thinks a handful of Twitter ‘likes’ means the ‘majority of the country’ wants the Tamil family’s deportation to be reversed, she’s in for a rude shock.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mining is an expensive business; if the price doesn’t follow the hashes, then the business model collapses.

    Bitcoin is a proxy for the price of electricity.

    Bitcoin Miners Are Headed To This Siberian Town For Cheap Electricity (4 Sep)

    Bitcoin miners are flocking to abandoned Soviet-era factories in Eastern Siberia to take advantage of cheap hydroelectricity, reported Coindesk.

    Several miners have already established operations in Bratsk, an industrial city in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located on Angara River near the vast Bratsk Reservoir. These miners are taking advantage of cold temperatures and inexpensive hydroelectricity.

    At least if the electricity goes into aluminium you have something in your hand. With Bitcoin all you get are 1s and 0s in a server somewhere.

    Then there’re the mosques in Iran mining Bitcoin because the government gives them free electricity.

  150. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    Environmental policy is not driven by tree-hugging activists, earnest liberal bloggers, or ecologically minded citizens. Instead, it flows from the lobbyists and executives of well-connected multinational corporations and built-for-subsidy startups that see profit in the loan guarantees, handouts, mandates, and tax credits Congress creates in the name of saving the planet.

    — Timothy Carney

  151. lotocoti

    It seems grrl power in policing is working.
    Working real good.

  152. Atoms for Peace

    AI powered voice technology has the potential to wreak havoc on the Chinese Social credit system, given that it is predicated on dobbing in your neighbours . Spoof the voice of a local politician and have them cop the grief when reports are found to be duds etc..

  153. Percy Popinjay

    Bitcoin Miners Are Headed To This Siberian Town For Cheap Electrickery

    And we thought no one would ever head there voluntarily, comrade.

  154. Arky

    I took your point that just giving people money is generally bad for them.

    ..
    You idiot.
    I don’t come on here to advise people, merely to mock.

  155. Old School Conservative

    the Bitcoin hash rate just hit a new all-time high

    So the system deeply analysed by the Doomlord uses a name for cannabis and depends on a puzzle set by I-don’t-know-who.
    I won’t be an early adopter.

  156. Some History

    notafan
    #3148191, posted on September 5, 2019 at 3:20 pm
    Am I wrong in thinking the other name for a trans-feminist is man?

    Which can get you arrested in some parts.

    Mother arrested in front of her children for calling a trans woman a man on Twitter is charged with trolling

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7415233/Mother-arrested-calling-trans-woman-man-Twitter-charged-trolling.html

  157. Some History

    From the vegan trans-feminist article:

    Transfeminism is created by and aimed at transgender women and says that the freedom of trans women is coupled with the liberation of all women.

  158. Top Ender

    Apparently the juvenile detention centre in the NT is bad, so said the Royal Commission.

    But one resident says not so bad:

    “When I come into Don Dale, I get healthy. I get my mind back, because on the outside I’m heavy on the drugs.”

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    the freedom of trans women is coupled with the liberation of all women.

    I’m sure female athletes will be delighted to hear that. Not.

  160. classical_hero

    oday is the 47th anniversary of the Munich massacre.

  161. Classical Hero:
    Closely followed by 46th anniversary of the righteous killing of the swine who did it.
    Never forget.

  162. cohenite

    Prince Harry Flies to Amsterdam: Cautions Frequent Flyers Against Ruining the Environment

    Look at the dumb mug on meagle beagle’s pet prince and there is not one bit of Charlie’s DNA present. The irony is he’s probably dumber than Charlie who has the brains of a Malteser thick shake.

  163. calli

    Today is the 47th anniversary of the Munich massacre.

    It feels like yesterday. Like the shards of the South Tower, that image of the hooded mongrel is burned into the brain.

    And there’s something chillingly in common.

  164. zyconoclast

    Toyota drivers hit with notices for smoky vehicles

    The DPFs are supposed to trap and burn off diesel particulates, stopping pollutants and particulates from going into the air.

    Instead, mechanics and drivers familiar with the Toyota issue said the malfunctioning DPFs are clogging up, causing the excessive smoke and impacting on fuel efficiency.

    Some Toyota drivers contacted the ABC after they were hit with notices warning them they could be fined if they didn’t stop excessive smoke coming out of their vehicles.

    Sydney woman Kyle Kinchela, who runs a hydraulic repair business with her husband, was shocked when she received a notice from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in June last year.

  165. zyconoclast

    The NSW Department of Education is putting its suspension rates under the microscope as part of wide-ranging review of discipline policies in public schools.

    Four per cent of NSW public school students, or 32,300 children, received short-term suspensions last year, with more than 9000 of them in primary school. About 1.5 per cent of all students were given long-term suspensions, lasting for between four and 20 days.

  166. Arky

    Climate advocate Prince Harry flew to Amsterdam to caution holidaymakers and tourism chiefs about the damage being done to the environment by frequent flyers.

    ..
    What these dumbarse new royals don’t understand is that without being attractive to conservatives, or at least maintaining a dignified silence, one side has no use for them, and the other side have always hankered after Romanov-ing them.

  167. Roger

    Today is the 47th anniversary of the Munich massacre.

    It feels like yesterday.

    Yes, it does.

    One of those “do you remember where you were when” moments.

  168. Arky

    After Liz is gone and a new communist government decides to round the lot of them up I’m not going to be in any hurry to offer Harry and his train wreck of a wife asylum in my shed.

  169. Arky

    God knows, I doubt anyone would want Charles and the rottweiler staring back at your over the morning toast either.

  170. Cassie of Sydney

    “classical_hero
    #3148263, posted on September 5, 2019 at 5:23 pm
    Today is the 47th anniversary of the Munich massacre.”

    Yep…..and Isr**l had to hunt down and execute justice because the Germans were too spineless to do so…..dead Jooos have never mattered to Germans. I still remember it vividly….I remember my parents weeping.

  171. Arky

    Or have to leave Andrew in charge of your 13 y.o. daughter while you whizz down to Bunnings.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    The UK-based CEO became suspicious when the fraudster called a third time requesting a second transfer and noticed the call was from an Austrian number. He didn’t make any further transfers. However, the original transfer went to a Hungarian account under the scammers’ control and was then transferred to Mexico.

    Like so many CEOs today, no idea about internal controls, but probably all over gender quotas and all manner of SJW causes.
    What if the instruction had been to fire the disabled black chick in accounts?
    I’ll bet there would have been shitloads of emails, meetings yada, yada.
    But a quarter of a meg to a bank account which isn’t in the accounting system?
    No probs.

  173. Arky

    Or leave Edward in charge of any of your male relatives while you edge the nature strip on a Sunday morning.

  174. Cassie of Sydney

    Beautiful…escalate, escalate, escalate….from the Oz…

    “‘BBQ protest’ to take place outside Perth vegan’s house

    “The bizarre case of a Perth vegan who took her neighbours to court over barbecued fish smells has taken another odd turn, with a social media post inviting meat lovers to protest outside her home with a grill-off.

    Cilla Carden complained to the State Administrative Tribunal about the smells that wafted into her garden, the sounds of chairs on concrete, children playing, pet birds and other annoyances but was unsuccessful.

    She then appealed to the WA Supreme Court but her case was dismissed. Bailey Mason — who describes himself on Facebook as a “Warrior for Animals” — has posted Ms Carden’s address on the social media site to advertise a community barbecue “in protest of her actions”.

    “Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK,” the post reads. “BYO hotdog buns, p.s. NO VEGANS.”

    It also says the protest, slated for Saturday October 19, will be peaceful and wardens will be on hand to ensure attendees don’t enter her property. More than 7000 Facebook users have said they will be going while a further 16,000 have flagged interest.

    Ms Carden and Mr Mason have been sought for comment.

  175. will

    DrBeauGan
    #3148171, posted on September 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    Oh OK.
    This has all been parody. Stupid me.
    Very good Beaugan, well done, very funny. Fuck off.

    I took your point that just giving people money is generally bad for them. Better to give them work. I’m going to suggest that next time her friend flies to Panama, Maria goes with her at my expense and does the same shopping returning and selling game to see if she too can make a net profit.

    yep. Sounds like a plan absolutely no-one has thought about or tried before. Up till now I assumed you were maybe a medical doctor with a deep and cynical understanding of human beings. Now not so much. So there are long ques of Cubans coming and going with suitcases? Lts of hustlers on the street wanting you show you their latest imports? Lots of enterprunal spirits unleashed? Maybe just maybe Cuba is a communist sewer where arbitrary corrupt government officials would styme any attempt to show initiative and commerce. But feel free to try.

  176. MatrixTransform

    irrigators threw an effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud into the Murray River during the Fix the Basin Plan rally at Tocumwal.

    …couldn’t find a volcano?

  177. Arky

    Would anyone have ever guessed that the flamboyantly gay ageing prince who couldn’t hack it in the Army and made a complete hash of everything he ever put his hand to, would end up being the least annoying Royal?

  178. Tel

    Maybe just maybe Cuba is a communist sewer where arbitrary corrupt government officials would styme any attempt to show initiative and commerce.

    Arbitrary corrupt government officials will take a slice of any attempt to show initiative and commerce.

    See how the entrepreneurial spirit shines through, at every level?

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    “The bizarre case of a Perth vegan who took her neighbours to court over barbecued fish smells has taken another odd turn, with a social media post inviting meat lovers to protest outside her home with a grill-off.

    It’s now an international story, and not at all nicely for Ms Carden. She’s getting educated with a nice big cluebat that woke vegans aren’t in good odour with most of the population. And using lawfare against a neighbour is particularly obnoxious. This is a really excellent one for popping the egos of the Left.

    Coupled with the ever deeper holes being dug by Jussie Smurfette and Colin Kaepernick this deplorable counter offensive is going very well. Oops, I misspelled Jussie’s name again, my bad.

  180. Arky

    Well. The truth is, I would defend any of them with my life, including putting them up if required, as I made a oath to do so.
    But they aren’t making it easy.
    I guess this is how conservative Catholics feel about the current Pope.

  181. John Constantine

    Interesting that the price of ruinables electricity in Big australia means we have lost the industrial capacity to mine our own bitcoin.

    We can just buy the ones made overseas.

    Once a society loses the competitive capacity to make ones and zeros, where is the upside?.

    http://joannenova.com.au/2018/05/gamechanger-chinese-crypto-miners-can-get-8c-cheap-electricity-in-australia-using-old-coal/

    Dunno what happened with this idea, but that it is even possible should be the greatest incentive to get our entire political class on a B-Ark to Antarctica.

    Comrades.

  182. Roger

    The monarchy would have turned out much better if Anne had been first born.

    She doesn’t suffer fools gladly (I wonder how she gets on with Charles?)

    Her son worked for Jaguar & her daughter was an Olympic equestrian.

  183. MatrixTransform

    you can get 10c/kWh power here … but you gotta be a major building or a shopping centre or something like that.

    a national company that can negotiate a good contract with the skimmers

    the best the rest of us can get is 22c

  184. JC

    The second Battle of Britain is really interesting with Boris being temporarily rolled. It’s not the end of the matter though.

  185. egg_

    the freedom of trans women is coupled with the liberation of all women.

    I can identify as trans and go looking for a sanga in the ladies change room?
    Don’t be bashful, baby!

  186. Rockdoctor

    Old School Conservative
    #3148099, posted on September 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Ex Army friend of mine has told me that for a while there has been a big push to move the whole Naval fleet to Brisbane for a while even Townsville for the big amphibian ships, rumours abound it has to do with selling off the real estate along the harbour for a killing. The Navy apparently are dead against as they are pretty established and some argument about the shallow waters of Moreton Bay vs the Tasman Sea past the Sydney heads. Some of the Navy types here might know more about it than myself.

    He says the Army is becoming very Brisbane centric as well, apparently everyone knows Ennogera has become too small and there has been some talk of a range somewhere on the south side of Brisbane becoming a new base. Sorry I don’t do Brisbane well as I was 4yo when dad was posted there us living in Wardell st is about all I remember and I lived there briefly in my 20’s so a lot has changed.

  187. egg_

    “Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK,” the post reads. “BYO hotdog buns, p.s. NO VEGANS.”

    Barbecue smoked eel?

  188. Entropy

    MatrixTransform
    #3148293, posted on September 5, 2019 at 6:05 pm
    irrigators threw an effigy of Water Minister David Littleproud into the Murray River during the Fix the Basin Plan rally at Tocumwal.

    …couldn’t find a volcano?

    To understand the mind of a Littleproud you just need to recognise there is no election in NSW, state or federal, for at least three years, and the Qld election is next year. That is all that matters to the likes of this chap.

  189. egg_

    Climate advocate Prince Harry flew to Amsterdam to caution holidaymakers and tourism chiefs about the damage being done to the environment by frequent flyers.

    Sans shoes?

  190. egg_

    Or have to leave Andrew in charge of your 13 y.o. daughter while you whizz down to Bunnings.

    Paul Keating’s baby sitter?

  191. Delcon

    Re the ’72 Munich Massacre, a few thoughts.
    First of all, if you haven’t, watch the docu One Day in September. I think it may be free on YouTube on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8VHxcb8kFA .
    Secondly, re calli’s comment:

    Today is the 47th anniversary of the Munich massacre.

    It feels like yesterday. Like the shards of the South Tower, that image of the hooded mongrel is burned into the brain.

    And there’s something chillingly in common.

    The idiot Steven Spielberg already tried to suggest a link between Munich and 9/11 in his film Munich, though probably not in the same way. I’d say this suggestion probably cost Spielberg an Oscar or two, as Munich won none. For another film covering the issue, the “Sword of Gideon” starring Steven Bauer is a pretty good film, from memory. The trailer is on YouTube.

  192. Pyrmonter

    Hehehe

    New Zealand Labour, the party that provided the template for the much announced, imminent Shorten government, winning on a platform of social justice for all, redistribution and ice-cream for mains … has found that it can’t deliver on its core policy. Who’d have thunk it?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/04/new-zealand-scraps-overly-ambitious-plan-to-tackle-housing-crisis

    Remember Cats, the thing about Labor promises is, they’re only good until election day.

  193. Oh come on

    Just heard a hilarious and extremely un-PC joke told by Dave Landau. I better be careful because it could easily trigger the spambot:

    Q: What did the J-3-ish ped-oh-file say?

    A: Hey, kid. Wanna buy some candy?

  194. mh

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    I’m thinking of setting up Maria in business.

  195. Roger

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    I’m thinking of setting up Maria in business.

    I’m thinking of opening a dialogue with Numbers.

  196. Prince Harry Flies to Amsterdam: Cautions Frequent Flyers Against Ruining the Environment
    Look at the dumb mug on meagle beagle’s pet prince and there is not one bit of Charlie’s DNA present. The irony is he’s probably dumber than Charlie who has the brains of a Malteser thick shake.

    On the contrary, Prince Chilla is extremely intelligent.
    Which is his problem. Athletic & way above average intelligence, not allowed to use either in any meaningful way – at any time in his life.

  197. MatrixTransform

    I’m thinking of opening a dialogue with Numbers.

    well, I’m thinking of opening a business with Numbers

  198. bespoke

    I’m rebuilding a Model-T.

    That MX5 is my daughters.

  199. egg_

    I’m rebuilding a Model A with Numbers and DrBG using parts made in Cuba.

  200. Percy Popinjay

    If cars are no longer manufactured here, why are imports still subject to tariffs?
    I presume your query is rhetorical but I’ll respond anyway: Taxation (aka tariff).
    Now I’ll have a bash: Taxation AND it gives them something they can easily remove for EVs, in order to encourage up take.

    Err, people, this was not a trick (or rhetorical) question. Import duties (i.e. tariffs) are imposed by governments (i.e. politicians) on various overseas produced goods so as to ensure inefficient local producers are able to “compete” and local jerbs for local people (who funnily enough, just so often happen to exist in marginal electorates) aren’t “lost”.

    We no longer have any “inefficient local producers” of cars in this country. So why have previous tariffs designed to protect the sales of locally manufactured fords, holdens and toyotas not been removed?

    Yes, I get it. The disgusting parasites never saw a tax they didn’t like, much less ever saw one they didn’t want to reduce (let alone abolish). Their “solution” to every “problem”, real or imagined, is invariably yet another tax, duty, impost, levy, excise, toll, tribute, tithe, fee, tariff, etc.

    Taxation is out of control in this country and is driving up the cost of pretty much everything to ridiculous levels. Just look at the cost of housing, electrickery, health insurance, motor vehicles, etc.

    In any sane world, HOP Time would have long been righteously visited on the perpetrators with great vengeance and furious anger.

  201. 1735099

    Florida man parks an MX5 car in kitchen….

    Except that is not an MX5.
    It’s a Smart Fortwo.
    But this is entirely consistent on Catallaxy where just about everything posted is bullshit.

  202. Old School Conservative

    Roger
    #3148301, posted on September 5, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    her daughter was an Olympic equestrian.

    Anne was too.
    Anne participated in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal as a member of the British team, riding the Queen’s horse, Goodwill Wiki.
    Long before Jacinda, Anne was the butt of horse jokes. Took it with style and grace.

  203. egg_

    If cars are no longer manufactured here, why are imports still subject to tariffs?

    Told youse Hyundai buying suckers!

  204. Percy Popinjay

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    I’m emigrating to Equatorial Guinea to mine Bitcoin.

  205. JC

    Percy

    But, but the regulators are top notch. These are all courageous APS hires.

  206. egg_

    Florida man parks an MX5 car in kitchen….

    Carbecue?

  207. Percy Popinjay

    Indeed, JC, you can have enough of that good ol’ time regulation, or enough useless staggeringly incompetent imbeciles to monitor it.

  208. Delcon

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could use Twitter to convince Leftists that the science is not in on global warming?

  209. bespoke

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    I’m a Libertarian.
    I’m an economist.
    1735099.

  210. JC

    Indeed, JC, you can have enough of that good ol’ time regulation, or enough useless staggeringly incompetent imbeciles to monitor it.

    This worthless sack of lard is sitting on a tree stump! Every week he or his minion is in the media threatening citizens.

  211. JC

    Line up all the reasons you don’t like libertarian arguments, Bespoke. Come up with all the big government reasons it doesn’t work… and bullet points is fine.

  212. calli

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    From the archives.

    “It’s a different kind of heat”.

  213. Percy Popinjay

    you can never have enough, FFS

  214. MatrixTransform

    I stocked up on FFS in 2012-13 and its value has risen considerably since then

    Just read somewhere that lotsa people have a little stash laying around … and they’re expected to start dropping it soon.

    so the price will probably tank.

    just watch The Block and you’ll see what I mean

  215. JC

    I was listening to the car radio the other morning and there was a bulletin raising the issue that there are more older people getting whacked by vehicles at night. They had a useless fucking bint on suggesting that it ought to be obligatory for people over a certain age to wear vis vests in the evening when out. They fact that this moron wasn’t laughed at and received a serious hearing is incredible.

    We still haven’t reached peak ban in this country. As for peak stupidity, we’re not even close.

  216. 1735099

    The NRA is a terrorist organisation

    They’re not wrong.
    The NRA is the US version of the Taliban.

  217. Percy Popinjay

    From the archives.

    “It’s a different kind of heat”.

    LOL. Great find, calli.

    Hint – the genius responsible for that gem was not Hicks in Aliens.

  218. MatrixTransform

    see this is why I’m going into business with him

    Its not that he’s just a bloody minded retard that just won’t let go.

    …he’s a resilient underdog with awesome ideas

  219. Percy Popinjay

    They had a useless fucking bint on suggesting that it ought to be obligatory for people over a certain age to wear vis vests in the evening when out

    #beyondparody

  220. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s a Smart Fortwo.

    Car that size he’s probably worried an alligator will swallow it.

  221. egg_

    “It’s a different kind of heat”.

    Izzat the heat hidden deep in the ocean – Deep Heat?

  222. Mater

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    Take your pick!

    There’s squalor, but it’s cheerful scholar

    Yes; the police have radar.They also tote AK47s.

    Bolding is mine, but not the spelling.

  223. Arky

    New Cat competition – the most tragic sentence.

    ..
    There are so many choices:
    ..

    It is still early days but the initial signs indicate that Turnbull can do what Abbott simply could not.
    -Sinclair Davidson.
    ..
    Malcolm Turnbull’s finest hour
    – Sinclair Davidson.
    ..
    Malcolm Turnbull is the best bet going forward.
    -Sinclair Davidson.

  224. dover_beach

    The NRA is the US version of the Taliban.

    The NRA has not killed a single American in its entire history. Planned Parenthood, however, has murdered over 1.2M children in utero in the last four years.

  225. JC

    Not in the slightest, Bespoke. I just notice all these snipes about libertarians on a libertarian site and I’m trying to figure we’re it’s coming from.

    And no, I didn’t eat a bad pie today.

  226. egg_

    “It’s a different kind of heat”.

    Humidity is “latent heat” – but that’s probably getting too complicated for Warmies.

  227. Snoopy

    The WA government has identified a serious road safety loophole in the state.

    Motorists with a hankering for speeding are choosing to do it in WA because it’s cheaper than elsewhere. Apparently.

  228. bespoke

    Not in the slightest, Bespoke. I just notice all these snipes about libertarians on a libertarian site and I’m trying to figure we’re it’s coming from.

    For giggles.

  229. JC

    This is an internet stock I’ve been trading and it’s a wild ride.

    Just kidding, it’s not an internet stock and I haven’t been riding it. It’s the etf that holds bond maturity up to 20 years. Get a load of this.

  230. John Constantine


    News
    Germany set to ban glyphosate from end of 2023

    The German government has agreed to ban the use of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. Austria has already banned the chemical, which has been linked with cancer.

    French farmer Nicolas Denieul sprays glyphosate herbicide produced by US agrochemical giant Monsanto (Getty Images/AFP/J.-F. Monier)

    Use of glyphosate will be banned in Germany from the end of 2023, after a phased effort to reduce its application by farmers.

    The ban, agreed by the Cabinet on Wednesday, is part of an insect conservation program from Environment Minister Svenja Schulze.

    It includes a “systematic reduction strategy” which would initially prohibit use of the chemical in domestic gardens and allotments, and on the edge of farmers’ fields.

    Germany’s move comes after lawmakers in Austria passed a bill banning all use of the weedkiller, making the country the first to do so. Some 20 French mayors banned it from their municipalities last month — in defiance of their national government.

    All that has to happen in Australia is for someone to discover a signed turnbullites transnational convention on the rights of insects, and roundup is shot.

  231. Des Deskperson

    Five minutes of gourmet farmer and ‘rehabilitator of the land’ Matthew Evans was all I could stand on SBS just now.

    What a sanctimonious, preaching, didactic, best camera angle-seeking, carefully tousled, self-intoxicated tit!!

  232. Fat Tony

    egg_
    #3148343, posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    I’m rebuilding a Model A with Numbers and DrBG using parts made in Cuba.

    Sad thing is, Arky’s probably using (unbeknowingly) parts from China.

    It not getting finished is probably the kindest outcome for him. He shoulda taken my advice:
    Build a spaceframe with 632BBC (2 turbos) and graft his Model A panels onto it.

  233. JC

    Germany bans glyphosate.

    Bayer bought my old stock .. Monsanto. God’s publicly listed company. They’re just fucking their own firm now. Monsanto could be close to a ~US$50 billion write off.

  234. John Constantine

    20 year bonds etf – wouldn’t that just be a political bet on how long and how hard reality can be ‘ kicked down the road?.’

    Mind you, if negative interest rates ever become a real thing, then forceful expropriation of privately held long dated positive bonds would be a real temptation.

  235. Mark A

    Fat Tony
    #3148394, posted on September 5, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    egg_
    #3148343, posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    I’m rebuilding a Model A with Numbers and DrBG using parts made in Cuba.

    Sad thing is, Arky’s probably using (unbeknowingly) parts from China.

    It not getting finished is probably the kindest outcome for him. He shoulda taken my advice:
    Build a spaceframe with 632BBC (2 turbos) and graft his Model A panels onto it.

    Philistine.

  236. Fat Tony

    Des Deskperson
    #3148393, posted on September 5, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    Five minutes of gourmet farmer and ‘rehabilitator of the land’ Matthew Evans was all I could stand on SBS just now.

    What a sanctimonious, preaching, didactic, best camera angle-seeking, carefully tousled, self-intoxicated tit!!

    Des, if you don’t like Matthew Evans, just come out and say it. Don’t beat around the bush.

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