Open Forum: September 7, 2019

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  1. Entropy

    Phillip Adams once claimed – and presumably still claims – that he grew up ‘in desperate poverty’ in Kew.

    His bedroom was Upstairs and his parents never let him Downstairs?

  2. egg_

    Massive increase in average commute times in Australia since 2002, up around 25% in a decade and a half. Could this be the reason for slowing GDP growth? It makes sense. If it takes so long for a five-seater to cross the city, imagine what it’s like for moving freight around?

    Swapping paint with swarthies, comrade.

  3. Entropy

    Bcuase breaker morant was an evil scum that deserved to be shot. Much like the Australian cricket team, too ms y Australians have shame their nation in South Africa.

  4. Nick

    Toby Greene is the David Warner of the AFL

  5. egg_

    The Krauts wanted Opel to make EV’s (GM Tech)?
    Now owned by the Frogs.
    /Holden

  6. Arky

    Coal and ore are based on a spot market. The highest bidder buys whats on offer at the spot price. Should we sell to the second highest bidder? Third highest? Give us options here.

    ..
    You buy less of their stuff, they make less stuff, they use less coal to do so, you sell the coal to whoever is now making the stuff. The spot price stays the same.

  7. cohenite

    Our Jane is one of the few literary figures I would have liked to meet; she would have kept anyone on their toes; and as I say she was non pareil in her insights about men and women:

    She was of course only too good for him. But as nobody minds having what is too good for them, he was very steadily earnest in the pursuit of the blessing.

  8. egg_

    Phillip Adams once claimed – and presumably still claims – that he grew up ‘in desperate poverty’ in Kew.

    Another of Phatty’s famed phantom memories?

  9. JC

    Oh calm down Cronkers. Stick to your knitting, which is reporting the global temp record and correcting the skullduggery that goes into it. Focus on your strength and stop deviating.

  10. Arky

    2. The obviousness that we were the bad guys?

    ..
    We are not the bad guys.

  11. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Massive increase in average commute times in Australia since 2002, up around 25% in a decade and a half. Could this be the reason for slowing GDP growth? It makes sense.

    It doesn’t help that Nifty Nev (ALP) sold off the required land for the M4 to be fully constructed.

  12. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    We are not the bad guys.

    Were, Arky.

    I can’t see a moral justification for the Second Boer War, let alone the first one.

  13. notafan

    I’m enjoying the Jane quotes thank you Cohenite.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bcuase breaker morant was an evil scum that deserved to be shot

    That’s an inconvenient truth. His real name was Edwin Murrant, he and Peter Handcock were suspected of some thirty murders – including two twelve year old boys – but nobody concerned themselves with a few dead Africans, and all the stuff about “not taking prisoners” was complete bullshit.

  15. egg_

    Homeland’s Elizabeth Marvel looks hawt playing Louisa May Alcott on PBS.

  16. egg_

    Alcott herself looked like a good sort in her yoof.

  17. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Anyone who thinks we should stop exporting to China ought to realise that is 5% of our GDP.

    I showed the calculations the other evening.

  18. MatrixTransform

    Are you “Special Needs” too

    I am Dennis Denuto at the photocopier

  19. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Speaking of Dennis Denuto, when will munty explain the Trump indictments?

  20. notafan

    Was East Kew!

    scroll down the comments to a John Sinclair who knew him back in the day

    some Philip Adams article

  21. Overburdened

    Perched on a hill that looks to me to be part of a small caldera on the shoreline, in a house-sitting arrangement.

    Queenslanders are quaint.

    They build houses as close to the top of eucalypt and other flammable Aussie tree- covered pyramidal hills, on slopes so steep that the houses are held up in part with very long stilts, such as the one I’m minding in a desultory fashion. Plenty of stairs.

    Looking across the flat to where the hills leap out of the ground, they have small thickets of palm trees and various exotic species that follow the road to give the tropical feel, which from a distance look like a very piss poor effort.

    Meanwhile surrounded by the magnificence of the untamed natural landscape.

  22. zyconoclast

    Both Barnaby Joyce and Tony Burqua want the illegals from Sri Lanka to stay.

    Other than being long term federal politicians, do these two have anything else in common?

  23. Top Ender

    At a rellie’s in Hobart, and the ABC News is on the tellie.

    Article on bushfires says that climate change will make them worse;

    Article on RUOK day runs for several minutes;

    Article on the cashless welfare card features lots of criticism, led by Albo;

    Article on how a university had nasty anti-Muslim materials in a course

    Article on the economy – we’re all doomed, apparently – features a Syrian restaurant with a gay couple. Mining = bad.

    Nothing from overseas. We pay for this?

  24. Top Ender

    At a rellie’s in Hobart, and the ABC News is on the tellie.

    Article on bushfires says that climate change will make them worse;

    Article on RUOK day runs for several minutes;

    Article on the cashless welfare card features lots of criticism, led by Albo;

    Article on how a university had nasty anti-Muuslim materials in a course

    Article on the economy – we’re all doomed, apparently – features a Syrian restaurant with a gay couple. Mining = bad.

    Nothing from overseas. We pay for this?

  25. Nick

    I thought Adams came from Far Kew.

  26. John Constantine

    The chicoms are only good for the five percent of our GDP until OBOR allows them to play suppliers off against each other and blow up commodity prices in a race to the bottom.

  27. Top Ender

    Linkie no workee Notafan.

  28. Cassie of Sydney

    “zyconoclast
    #3150770, posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:38 pm
    Both Barnaby Joyce and Tony Burqua want the illegals from Sri Lanka to stay.

    Other than being long term federal politicians, do these two have anything else in common?”

    Well yes…but Barnaby paid a higher price than squalid Tony Burqua. Plus I don’t recall a front page spread of Burqua’s love life when he dumped his wife.

  29. Arky

    I can’t see a moral justification for the Second Boer War, let alone the first one.

    ..
    They started both of them.
    The first, only after strategically waiting for the British to finish off the Zulus.
    They were slaving, wandering Dutchies with no rightful claim over anything.

  30. cohenite

    Focus on your strength and stop deviating.

    I have many strengths.

  31. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    OBOR won’t work. Crap like this has never, ever worked.

    It also has a completion date of 2049.

  32. Farmer Gez

    I can’t see a moral justification for the Second Boer War, let alone the first one.

    They’re Dutch.
    Do you need another reason?

  33. JC

    John C

    The race to the bottom of commodity prices has been occurring since the Iron and Bronze Age. The spot market matches bidders and sellers at the agreed price… the race to the bottom.

  34. notafan

    Doesn’t matter was boring anyhow.

    Adams grandparents had a small farm at East Kew where he grew up in the 1940s.

    The article where he writes a bit about it is paywalled.

    If they hung on to it long enough they’d have made a tidy sum from subdivisions.

  35. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    They started both of them.

    Um…Jamieson launched an unprovoked attack and the Brits were amassing troops at the Transvaal border.

    The first, only after strategically waiting for the British to finish off the Zulus.

    The British broke two prior treaties – recognising Boer sovereignty. If they weren’t valid, neither was the annexation of the Cape Colony in the first instance.

    They were slaving, wandering Dutchies with no rightful claim over anything.

    The British did not end slavery in Botswana until 1936.

  36. Delcon

    Nothing from overseas. We pay for this?

    There was plenty from overseas.

  37. Arky

    I hope you are getting favours from some huge- titted blonde dutch chick in return for that bullshit.

  38. Snoopy

    You make it seem like the slavery in Bechuanaland was imposed by whites. Why?

  39. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Snoopy
    #3150787, posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    You make it seem like the slavery in Bechuanaland was imposed by whites. Why?

    If you had an Empire which outlawed slavery and had casus belli in other parties being slavers, would you allow a protectorate to continue to practice slavery?

    With a clear conscience?

  40. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Arky
    #3150786, posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I will always remember Kees Flodder.

  41. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Actually Arky, I’d be interested in your take as to why the Boer Wars were justified.

  42. max

    the prosodics are brilliant

    he said as he glanced knowingly at Marieke Hardy and Louise Milligan, seated at the far end of the couch on the ABC’s new flagship book program Book Bash. They looked at him sternly and he winced slightly, reminded briefly of someone now, alas, far away in Havana. Would Marieke and Louise ever dance invitingly in their undies as he expanded on the mysteries of quadratic equations ?Well, Marieke might, but probably not Louise. What times he’d had in Havana !

  43. Snoopy

    Dot, would you impetuously destroy the economic foundations of a society?

  44. Overburdened

    The dignity of risk is nearly extinct, and well demonstrated in tourist hubs.

    People pay a lot of money to come somewhere where signs say don’t go swimming at all in the hottest months coz you’ll die or something, and recommend wearing a body covering rashie at other times when swimming; which is not encouraged.

    The tourists are warned with alarming yellow and black signs shouting Achtung of the danger of crocs a short drive from the hub.

    This could be explained by the crocs up here having a preference for Teutonic flesh, which should come as a relief to the not inconsiderable number of Asian people and a fair smattering of other people.

    Or that the bloke who did the sign had to meet the KPI of a warning in English and a foreign language, and Achtung was the only thing he could think of.

    One licensed premises in the middle of the hive has a sign saying that anyone drinking in the small, roped off bit of footpath they have poached must be seated.

  45. Arky

    as to why the Boer Wars were justified.

    ..
    They don’t need justification.
    The game at the time was Empire.
    We were better at it than everyone else. I wish we still were.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They’re Dutch.
    Do you need another reason?

    Go and have a look at the “National Women’s Monument” near Bloemfontein, some time, will you?

  47. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Snoopy
    #3150793, posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Dot, would you impetuously destroy the economic foundations of a society?

    I’m saying the British lied their arses off to grab bits of land here and there. Slaves in Boer Republics: Bad! Slavery in British protectorates: clever, necessary, statesmanlike and humane.

    Not even Lord Kitchener could get behind such a putrid turd sandwich.

  48. Arky

    I wish we still had young men willing to go into the darkest most primitive parts of the planet and die conquering foreign heathens.
    But all we have is these fat, bearded sons of the boomers and their whining be- nose ringed nihilism.

  49. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Much of the Amazon remains unexplored Arky.

    You have a passport and disposable assets.

  50. Snoopy

    So it was black on black slavery in the Boer republics which offended the Brits?

  51. Des Deskperson

    ‘Adams grandparents had a small farm at East Kew where he grew up in the 1940s.’

    Thanks, notafan.

    I suppose that could involve a state of ‘desperate poverty’, although my impression of East Kew – we used to drive along Harp Road to get to Burke Road to go to the beach when I was a kiddie – was always one of relative prosperity, and it was just next door to posh North Balwyn.

  52. MatrixTransform

    So it was black on black slavery

    duh… nothing to do with economies, power, capital, territory or influences.

    …all feelz

  53. Top Ender

    A biting review of the “Dark Mofo” festival in Hobart.

    Dark Mofo is praised for bringing “weird” and even “brutal and nauseating” art and performance to Hobart, as if we needed more.

    Sounds like extreme leftie lunacy on steroids.

  54. max

    JC were you in NY when the Twin Towers were attacked ? Just watching it now on SBS. Fucking awful.

  55. max

    It’s unbelievable that the sprinklers weren’t working in those buildings.

  56. cohenite

    Much of the Amazon remains unexplored Arky.

    So is the Moon; and the ocean depths; but not feminine depths because our Jane has explored them magnificently.

  57. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    So is the Moon; and the ocean depths; but not feminine depths because our Jane has explored them magnificently.

    Phrasing.

  58. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Snoopy
    #3150800, posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    So it was black on black slavery in the Boer republics which offended the Brits?

    The reason why it makes no sense Snoopy is because the Brits were full of shit.

  59. stackja

    max
    #3150805, posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    FAQs – NIST WTC Towers Investigation
    Both the NIST calculations and interviews with survivors and firefighters indicated that the aircraft impacts severed the water pipes that carried the water to the sprinkler systems. The sprinklers were not operating on the principal fire floors.

    However, there were ample sources of the water in the stairwells. The water pipes ran vertically within the stairwells. Moreover, there would have been copious water from the broken restroom supply lines and from the water tanks that supplied the initial water for the sprinklers. Thus, it is not surprising that evacuating occupants encountered a lot of water.

    Even if the automatic sprinklers had been operational, the sprinkler systems—which were installed in accordance with the prevailing fire safety code—were designed to suppress a fire that covered as much as 1,500 square feet on a given floor. This amount of coverage is capable of controlling almost all fires that are likely to occur in an office building. On Sept. 11, 2001, the jet-fuel-ignited fires quickly spread over most of the 40,000 square feet on several floors in each tower. This created infernos that could not have been suppressed even by an undamaged sprinkler system, much less one that had been appreciably degraded.

  60. John Constantine

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/indians-in-melbourne-a-bright-new-future-20190906-p52oqa.html?fbclid=IwAR2XXFW73Yv6LtTf4OXcmOvZrU1xKNeXaa37zMHC4YoDOI9EXxjOzFtsdOk

    came to Australia in 2007. He wanted to study abroad, Canada ideally, but it was difficult to get into certain courses and the fees were high. An education agent in India told him Melbourne was affordable. “He explained to me about Melbourne being the world number-one liveable city.”

    Australia has outsourced its immigration policy to transnational cartels that have taken the concession to sell Australian citizenship for profit.

    If the three friends have one complaint about where they live, it’s the lack of infrastructure. “The traffic is killing all of us to be honest,” says Ms Kaur.

    Meanwhile, development is booming: a Bunnings is opening soon in Clyde North. “A lot of the population is moving to this side,” Ms Kaur says.

    The Victorian government has pledged to plan for a new rail link to Clyde but details and timelines are sketchy. Mr Gadani says a train station would be useful when their kids are older and would increase their house prices.

    But in the meantime they are sanguine – they all have cars and work on the south side of the city.

    The private developer has monetised the amenity of the city, taken the Indians money and run. The State can fund the infrastructure with borrowed OBOR money to boost GDP.

  61. mh

    So is the Moon; and the ocean depths; but not feminine depths because our Jane has explored them magnificently.

    Never knew. No wonder the schools promote her.

  62. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    borrowed OBOR money

    Really?

    A bank that inflates the currency they issue will totally fuck the value of their loan book.

  63. John Constantine

    We know JC never scrolls up, but for others, here is a report on how the australian left has used the victorian government to lock Australia into OBOR, just because they didn’t have control federally doesn’t mean that the left cannot dictate foreign policy by other means.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/china-s-one-belt-one-road-what-has-victoria-signed-up-to

    The Victorian state government has released the details of a controversial agreement with China on its Belt and Road initiative.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    West Heidelberg. Ha.

    The Olympic Village that became the prototype of houso flats in Melbourne, and the domain of old-fashioned bank robbers and extortionists all through the 60s and 70s.

  65. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The Victorian state government has released the details of a controversial agreement with China on its Belt and Road initiative.

    I am fairly sure the Federal Government can fuck this right off without passing any new legislation.

  66. Overburdened

    There is an apocryphal story of a Eastern European couple holidaying in Kakadu being eaten by crocs.
    Authorities chased down the suspect crocs, confident that the Czech was in the male.

  67. mh

    Daniel Andrews kept the signing of OBOR top secret.

  68. Arky

    All that changed, however, on the night of August 5th 1901 when Hunt led an attack on a Boer farmhouse at the ominously named Duwielskloof (Devils Claw). Hunt was wounded during the action, but witnesses testified that when they retreated he was still alive. However, when they returned the next day they found his naked body battered and mutilated. On hearing of the outrage Morant, now the de facto leader of the BVC, led a patrol in hot pursuit of those responsible. Following a dawn raid they captured a Boer who was using Capt. Hunt’s trousers as a pillow. Following a “drum- head”, or field court martial, Morant ordered him shot.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Clearly, some of Liability Bob’s proteges are working the cameras at the crikkit.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    Not seeing the problem at all with that account of Morant’s activity.

    The current Brereton Enquiry plaguing the ADF for doing its job probably used the Morant film as a training video.

  71. Overburdened

    Have you modified your icon

  72. John Constantine

    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/premier-warns-of-deadly-outcomes-in-cladding-crisis-blame-game-20190908-p52p7o.html?fbclid=IwAR3wbgiug9TnRMVxTNi0C4mD62DEr4J2iI1ELfq1MGShUThhWwWjxJvnWg4

    Their andrewstown Satrapy announces there must be no blame game, The huge donations of the property developer landsharks makes them untouchable in regards the trillion dollar liability of the disintegrating dogbox deathtraps.

    The utter dependence upon chicom OBOR to fund re-election and chicom secret police Skynet to identify and crush Dissent means victoria cannot blame chicom slave labour factories for supplying building materials that are criminally unfit for constructing human habitation.

    Premier Daniel Andrews has warned that lives could be lost unless the state and federal governments work together to resolve the cladding crisis.

    The Victorian premier said both levels of government have a responsibility to work together on resolving the “significant challenge”, warning a blame game could put innocent lives as risk.

    Questioned on Sunday about cladding falsely labelled as fire resistant being imported into Australia, Mr Andrews warned of “deadly outcomes”.

    “No one likes putting a levy on, no one likes having to invest so much taxpayers’ money,” he said. “But this is a very real issue and if ignored, if a blame game was to erupt … my fear is that there would be deadly outcomes from it.”

    The State must bail out the billionaire property developers, because the proles don’t hand out Aldi plastic bags full of cash.

    Comrade Maaaaaaaaates.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘deadly outcomes from it’

    Maybe for you at the next election, you hunchbacked lying commo freak.

  74. Geriatric Mayfly

    Arriving in Aberdeen today, Dame Judi look sprightly and was wearing white trousers and a cream jumper, with a cardigan and scarf.
    She was accompanied by another man who was pushing the luggage trolley.

    Even for the hacks, it’s all so confusing these days. Better to be safe than sorry though with this gender malarkey.

  75. John Constantine

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Comment/Russia-is-in-danger-of-being-overrun-by-China-s-Belt-and-Road

    not everyone in Russia is celebrating the warmer ties. In reality, Russia has begun to feel like the junior partner due to asymmetries between it and its giant Asian neighbor.

    The gap between the two countries is widening in many areas, including the economy, population, military and politics. For example, Russia’s gross domestic product was only 12% of China’s in 2018 and, according to a survey by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, its military spending is only a quarter that of China’s.

    On the other hand, China is short of resources and covets Russian oil, natural gas and forestry products. It is also sending large numbers of Chinese workers to Russia.

    Russia has been shunned and sanctioned by much of the international community and is largely relying on China for its economic well-being. But Moscow still regards Central Asia as under its sphere of influence and has become alarmed by its partner’s growing presence in the region, both economically and on the security front.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Following a dawn raid they captured a Boer who was using Capt. Hunt’s trousers as a pillow. Following a “drum- head”, or field court martial, Morant ordered him shot.

    Morant/Murrant”s own “batman” testified to his court martial that Morant himself had Hunt’s uniform, and, was in fact, wearing it at the time the Boer Visser was captured and shot. Eyewitnesses reported that Visser had an old and dilapidated “British warm”, but that Morant/Murrant was trying to get said witnesses to swear that Visser was wearing Hunt’s tunic.

    It’s one of the inconvenient truths of the whole matter, that it was Morant/Murrant’s own men who made the statements, that led to his and Handcock’s trial and executions.

  77. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Olympic Village that became the prototype of houso flats in Melbourne, and the domain of old-fashioned bank robbers and extortionists all through the 60s and 70s.

    And the beer in hand might well be your last if you dared look sideways in the Olympic Hotel.

  78. JC

    JC

    Your own link says this.

    However, the federal government has decided Australia will not take part due to concerns over China’s plans to expand its power in the region and beyond

    John C

    Andrews action is meaningless. The Feds can tell Victoria and China to fuck right off … and is constitutionally at liberty to.

    Also, foreign investment has to go through the review board. That’s federal. Don’t sweat it.

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    Fair enough Zulu.

    I shall retreat from the subject in deference to those who know more about it than I do, other than to speculate that given the time period, any captured combatants on either side were probably lucky not to be shot out of hand.

  80. John Constantine

    Recently a new accord was signed to lease about 150,000 hectares of farm land in the Trans-Baikal region in Eastern Siberia to the Chinese for 49 years at a symbolic price of about US$5 per hectare. Almost all the woodlands in the area near the Chinese border had already been leased for timber extraction.

    Critics in Russia are saying that it means a sell-out of the native land at a discount price. This is rhetoric. However, more major matters for concern also exist.

    The top headache is the excessive use of chemicals. The nitrates in the fruits and vegetables grown by the Chinese far exceed the norms, according to Russian monitoring authorities. Many chemicals they use are unknown in Russia, and there is no methodology for their analysis. This poses health risks for consumers, and also risks soil degradation.

    One more surprise for Russians was Chinese-run pig farms. The animals grow at an “unthinkable” pace and to an “unthinkable” size – apparently, due to the intensive use of chemicals in their forage.

    https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2100228/chinese-russian-far-east-geopolitical-time-bomb

    The 1858 Aigun Treaty between the Russian Empire and the Qing Dynasty established the Sino-Russian border along the Amur River, reversing the previous Nerchinsk Treaty of 1689. Russia got over 600,000 sq km on the left bank of the Amur, known as Priamurye, which had been held by China. With the signing of the Convention of Beijing two years later, it also acquired the vast area on the right bank of Amur, east of its tributary Ussuri River (Ussuri joins Amur in Khabarovsk) – thus gaining complete control over the Primorye region down to Vladivostok.
    A Chinese man sells goods at a market in the town of Vladivostok. Some estimates put the number of Chinese in Russia at 300,000 to 500,000. Photo: AFP

    In China, both treaties are viewed as unequal, drawn up in a time of China’s weakness.

    In 1969, when confrontation between Beijing and Moscow peaked, military clashes broke out on the border, raising fears of an all-out war. In 1989, bilateral relations were normalised. The border was largely finalised by the agreement of 1991. Historian Boris Tkachenko said China netted 720 sq km.

    Ironically, the territories it got included the Island of Zhenbao – the scene of the bitterest military confrontation in 1969. The issue of the territorial status of the two small islands near Khabarovsk along the junction of Amur and Ussuri rivers – Yinlong and Heixiazi – was left to be settled later. Under the agreement of 2004, the former and about half of the latter were transferred to China. Critics in Russia say that Moscow made too many concessions. With the signing of the additional border agreement in 2008, officially all the territorial issues were settled. China and Russia are now strategic partners. But many in China feel that as the Aigun Treaty and the Convention of Beijing were unjust, China should at some point get back territories it ceded.

  81. JC

    mh

    The hunch back kept the signing secret because it was signed on used toilet paper. That’s how worthwhile it is.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    Cummins!

    7 to go.

  83. Arky

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3150831, posted on September 8, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    ..

    Nice distraction.
    But you don’t deny that Hunt was tortured and murdered.

  84. mh

    JC, the ChiComs are the best at this stuff.

    They don’t sign any old shit for no result. They are rat cunning.

  85. John Constantine

    Trouble is that I can’t think of a single godless commo andrews state government initiative that the feds have stood up to and cancelled, when it comes to funding time the feds just roll over and pay up.

    600 million dollars as the first part of the bailout of the political donor class of property developers. All this does is establish the precedent that the proles of victoria are liable for the greed and corruption of the apartment Ponxi scheme and must pay to prevent its collapse.

    Desal plant, de-electrification, deindustrialisation, vikpol, thoughtcrimes, re-education.

    Their Pol Dan wants Year Zero in victoria, anyway he can bring about the collapse of old australia and create the eternal gulags.

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fair enough Zulu.

    I shall retreat from the subject in deference to those who know more about it than I do, other than to speculate that given the time period, any captured combatants on either side were probably lucky not to be shot out of hand.

    Two of the best books written on the whole matter are “Breaker Morant and the Bushveld Carbineers” edited by Arthur Davey (that contains the eyewitness accounts) and “The Legend of Breaker Morant is Dead and Buried” by Charles Leach — both South African historians. (Not surprisingly, they have a somewhat different perspective on the issue.)

    It’s also worthy of note, that the Boer Visser was the only actual combatant, taken prisoner after a battle. The rest were what the Boers contemptuously called “handsoppers” – they were obeying British injunctions to surrender themselves, hand over their weapons, take the oath of allegiance to the British Crown, go home and take no further part in the fighting. (It’s another of the myths that the Bushveldt Carbineers were some sort of elite colonial Special Air Service – they were formed as a sort of mounted police to accept the Boer surrenders, and escort them to the nearest British Provost Marshall, to start the process.)

  87. Arky

    By March 1900, Lord Roberts had taken Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State, and the republic was immediately annexed by the British and renamed the Orange River Colony. By the beginning of June, Johannesburg and Pretoria had been captured. On 1st September the Transvaal was annexed and the second phase was over. But not, as the British assumed, the war.

    ..
    At that point the war was lost, by any traditional reckoning, and any Boer taking up arms against the British was a criminal, plain and simple.

  88. Boambee John

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3150835, posted on September 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    Fair enough Zulu.

    I shall retreat from the subject in deference to those who know more about it than I do, other than to speculate that given the time period, any captured combatants on either side were probably lucky not to be shot out of hand.

    Morant might have got away with a relatively light sentence for shooting the Boers and Africans.

    But one of his shooting parties was witnessed by a German born missionary and his black servant. Morant sent Handcock to murder the embarrassing witnesses, the German government got involved, and so it went …

  89. JC

    John C

    I don’t know how this can be any clearer. State governments cannot formulate foreign policy or sign international agreements with a foreign power. It’s unconstitutional.

    Now Andrews may have met with Chinese officials (were they from a Chinese company or the government?) and the federal government would not physically stop the hunch back from doing so. However, if the hunch back signed an agreement, it carries no legal worth unless it is cleared by the Federal government/ Investment Review Board.

    How much clearer can it get to assuage your fears?

  90. John Constantine

    https://www.axios.com/hurricane-dorian-foreign-aid-china-bahamas-infrastructure-7268e2e7-3980-459b-a59b-a638a21a26ea.html

    The Tyrant will help out the Bahamas in their hour of need.

    Just sign here.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  91. JC

    mh
    #3150840, posted on September 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    JC, the ChiComs are the best at this stuff.

    They don’t sign any old shit for no result. They are rat cunning.

    Okay, then please explain how these “rat cunners” can make a significant investment in Australia bypassing the Federal government and the Foreign Investment Review Board?

    As I said, the hunch back can fucking sign anything he wants, but the ultimate decision rests with the Federal government. I can’t explain what the hunch back was doing because the Liars do all sorts of crazy shit. Mark this up for another meaningless grandstand.

  92. duncanm

    Overburdened
    #3150794, posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    The dignity of risk is nearly extinct,

    Over – I see a new dignity in standing in front of such signs, with a big ‘FU’ grin.

    I’m more and more teaching my kids that there are many such signs which should be ignored.

  93. John Constantine

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/daniel-andrews-hock-china/

    Victorian premier Daniel Andrews will attend Chinese president Xi Jinping’s forum to promote its controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure program next week, as Australia’s relationship with Beijing comes under fresh scrutiny ahead of the federal election.

    The visit by Mr Andrews and Australian business groups to China comes as tensions resurface in Australia’s relationship with China over a ban on Huawei’s 5G equipment and restrictions on Australia’s coal imports. China has complained about Australia’s ban to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    Bank of China faces a bout of public scrutiny after its emergence as the fifth largest lender to the Australian government sector behind the Big Four domestic banks.

    Disclosures in APRA’s monthly banking statistics show that a government customer borrowed A$100 million from the state-owned Chinese bank in October last year.

    It is rare for Australian governments or their agencies to borrow directly from state-owned foreign banks given the potential for such arrangements to create conflicts of interest for domestic governments.

    Banking Day has not been able to verify the identity of the government borrower, but the reporting of the loan to APRA coincided with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews signing a bilateral trade deal with the Chinese government on 8 October last year.

  94. areff

    I think Adams grew up in Kew, where his father was the local parson, and then Eltham. If Dad didn’t like Little Fatty and thrashed him from time to time, that need not necessarily count against him. The only condemnation that he did not do it hard and often enough.

  95. JC

    The Tyrant will help out the Bahamas in their hour of need.

    Just sign here.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

    Hoping they do, so it saves the US some money. Lets hope the Chinese money is quickly put back into fixing up the beaches as we may be heading that way sometime next year.

  96. Farmer Gez

    Since we’re getting precious and pious over the Boer War.

    The poor old Xhosa had their arses kicked by everybody before and after the war.

  97. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    At that point the war was lost, by any traditional reckoning, and any Boer taking up arms against the British was a criminal, plain and simple.

    Good god man. I hope you’re trolling.

  98. duncanm

    2nd Boer War, with some interesting gun talk.

  99. mh

    As I said, the hunch back can fucking sign anything he wants, but the ultimate decision rests with the Federal government.

    JC, I expect the Fed Gov knew what was going on. It’s not like they expressed any real anger when the Vic OBOR signing eventually became public.

    The Coalition thinks China is a benign power.

  100. MatrixTransform

    The State must bail out the billionaire property developers, because the proles don’t hand out Aldi plastic bags full of cash.

    baked in … making dog box living more affordable for everyone

  101. JC

    I don’t believe the government thinks that, mh.

    They want to be careful how they tread because China is responsible for 7% of our exports and they are canutes (China).

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    Amazing what happens when you get decent Test match umpiring.

  103. Knuckle Dragger

    For both teams, I mean.

  104. Des Deskperson

    ‘And the beer in hand might well be your last if you dared look sideways in the Olympic Hotel.’

    Where there was reputedly a van in the carpark with two whores in it to service the clientele.

  105. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jesus Christ,
    are you lot still going on about Kaffi® Kickers?
    It’s almost as bad as Vietnam.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Poms need 299 with 72 overs and 6 wickets left.
    No chance.
    They are glued to their crystal sets up here in the Isle of Skye.
    They hate the Poms with a passion.

  107. John Constantine

    https://reachmarkets.com.au/news/are-the-ceos-of-the-worlds-top-companies-moving-to-change-the-shareholder-model-as-we-know-it/?fbclid=IwAR1yzcq7uEGO1AIsLU2fnM8bs4LJgkmY3fSrtNAn-soNWrts5MBfjZYr9aw

    The Business Roundtable (BRT) has sparked vociferous debate, releasing a breakthrough statement on the overall purpose of corporations, and why maximising shareholder returns is perhaps no longer the main goal. A statement signed by nearly 200 of America’s biggest CEOs, including JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, forecasts the beginning of the end for shareholder primacy and says companies should focus on all stakeholders, including employees, customers, and local communities.

    While it may seem to be wildly progressive and perhaps even a response to social pressure, this kind of development is nothing new. Whether we go back to Henry Ford doubling his employees’ rates in 1914, or the Business Roundtable’s declaration that companies need to balance shareholders’ interests with ‘the legitimate concerns of other constituencies’ in 1981; the fact remains that what’s most important about this mission statement isn’t the words on the paper – but what action is taken next.

    Another way companies are being prompted, both internally and externally into effective action is through examining their product and investment portfolios and assessing the social and environmental consequences. Many of the BRT member companies are bound by business models that affect these areas directly, intentionally or not, and whilst it may be profitable, it can be significantly harmful to the health and wellbeing of key stakeholders. These companies have signalled that changes are on the horizon, with even companies the size and scale of BHP ‘evolving’ their stance on climate change, ‘confronting (the) complexity’ of the numbered environmental problems facing the future, and acknowledging that business, as usual, may not be a sustainable or indeed profitable model

    This latest development surely is big news, but the next thing to watch will be what these 181 CEOs decide to do next. Crucially, it will be interesting to see how the market will respond to this shift in overall attitude. Will this have an effect on the model as we know it overall, and will the market themselves begin to ‘confront complexity’ or look to maintain business as usual?

    Crony corporate socialism.

  108. Fisky

    Awful numbers for Albanese on Newspoll. Another smoking dud for Labor. The next Labor PM probably isn’t in parliament yet.

    GhostWhoVotes
    @GhostWhoVotes
    ·
    7m
    #Newspoll Albanese: Approve 35 (-6) Disapprove 40 (+6) #auspol

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t be bagging Vietnam, Stimpy.

    Apparently they show the best movies going around over there.

  110. Zyconoclast

    I hope you are getting favours from some huge- titted blonde dutch chick in return for that bullshit.

    Confirmed

  111. Fisky

    When was the last time any PM got these numbers? Remarkable turnaround.

    GhostWhoVotes
    @GhostWhoVotes
    ·
    9m
    #Newspoll Morrison: Approve 49 (+1) Disapprove 39 (-3) #auspol

  112. Arky

    Good god man. I hope you’re trolling.

    ..
    As per usual, libertarians doing the spade work for the Green Left weekly.
    Surprisingly aided tonight by ZK2A, who should fucking well know better.

  113. mh

    When was the last time any PM got these numbers? Remarkable turnaround.

    Morrison spoke well re the Tamil non refugee situation. The public is with the Feds.

  114. feelthebern

    Plus I don’t recall a front page spread of Burqua’s love life when he dumped his wife.

    For a staffer.

  115. Zyconoclast

    Much of the Amazon remains unexplored Arky.

    You have a passport and disposable assets.

    A great book.

    The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    Book Summary
    A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.

    After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?

    In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization—which he dubbed “Z”—existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.

    Fawcett’s fate—and the tantalizing clues he left behind about “Z”—became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party and the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett’s quest, and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle’s “green hell.” His quest for the truth and his stunning discoveries about Fawcett’s fate and “Z” form the heart of this complex, enthralling narrative.

  116. feelthebern

    Patrice O’Neal.
    Harassment Day.
    Genius.

  117. max

    Adams’ father died when his son was about nine and his mother remarried. It was the stepfather who beat hell out of him. All detailed in an entertaining podcast with Richard Fidler. It was undoubtedly a nightmare for the kid.

  118. Fisky

    Even if the public isn’t with the LNP on this specific issue with the Tamil family, Labor have made a huge strategic error. If they don’t have the spine to throw a bunch of failed asylum seekers out of the country, after every court has said they aren’t refugees, no one will believe Labor’s resolve in the face of an armada of boats over the horizon.

  119. John Constantine

    Wonderful trolling, not my work.

    If their turnbullites can be the smartest man in the room by finding a signed transnational treaty on the rights of waterfowl to use as a loophole to beat the Australian Constitution, how is this for a signed transnational convention?.

    Article 54 of Protocol I of the 1977 Geneva Conventions:

    It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies, and irrigation works, for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians, to cause them to move away, or for any other motive.

    The clearances of the civilian irrigation community of the Murray Darling Basin and the rewilding of the farmland is illegal and a crime against the Geneva Convention.

  120. Fisky

    Anyway, 99.99% of Australians don’t even know this Tamil family personally. Sure a country town are up in arms about losing a “local” family, totally understandable. This will do nothing to Morro’s numbers once they are deported, but Albanese has Keneally’ed himself for no reason.

  121. amortiser

    Aussies win the first session. How good is Pat Cummins? 4/87 at lunch with still 296 needed.

  122. egg_

    #Newspoll Albanese: Approve 35 (-6) Disapprove 40 (+6) #auspol

    A duplicitous ferret-faced brothel creeper is unpopular with the wymminses?
    I’m shocked!

  123. John Constantine

    The mental image of their turnbull in chains facing the court at the Hauge for crimes against humanity for his devastation of the Murray Darling Basin can only be improved if howard was his cellmate.

  124. areff

    Fascinating at the end when he reveals the evidence for a jungle metropolis of sorts.

    Fawcett, by one account, talked his son out of abandoning the quest when the lad fell in love with a girl on the ship. Perhaps it was the other manly companion.

    I’ve wondered why no one has made a Fawcett movie. Great story.

  125. egg_

    Albanese has Keneally’ed himself for no reason.

    Do the Labya wymminses have compromising photos of Albo?

  126. Zyconoclast

    I’ve wondered why no one has made a Fawcett movie. Great story.

    Unfortunately they did make a terrible Lost City Of Z movie in 2016.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212428/

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As per usual, libertarians doing the spade work for the Green Left weekly.
    Surprisingly aided tonight by ZK2A, who should fucking well know better.

    It’s nothing to do with Green Left Weekly, and everything to do with the fact that Morant/Murrant and Handcock were war criminals, who got what they deserved.

  128. Arky

    Morant/Murrant and Handcock were war criminals, who got what they deserved.

    ..
    Green Left Weekly agrees completely with you, as would Numbers:

    In 1902 four Australian lieutenants were court-martialled, and two subsequently executed, by British military authorities following several incidents in which Boer prisoners were killed, and a German missionary murdered. The episode is mythologised in the 1980 film Breaker Morant.

    Arguably the officers were frustrated by the Boers’ guerilla warfare and resorted to “vigilante justice” in retaliation, in much the same way Australian soldiers would in Vietnam 64 years later.
    -The Dirty Digger, Green Left Weekly.

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    Yep. Go to Tasmania, rival of Milan in the international art community, to see Dark Mofo:

    ‘In 2016 art students protested when their school was surrounded by poster artworks saying “Your work is shit” and last year, as the ABC reported, one event by an international artist “included mock crucifixions set to music, culminating in a frenzied squabble by blood-soaked participants writhing in the entrails from a freshly slaughtered bull carcase”.’

    Go for the satanic bits. Stay for the drugs:

    ‘Some hours earlier a friendly sniffer dog in Devonport discovered $220,000 of ice being carried by a passenger on the Spirit of Tasmania—a festival “travel partner”.’

    All enthusiastically sponsored by the Tasmanian and Commonwealth governments, Qantas (of course) and run by a dude called David Walsh. In a salute to ‘his’ artists, he said:

    ‘most of them are pretentious twats … they create stuff, maybe it’s because they think they are trying to create beauty, or create a new movement, or they want to do an exhibition on the moon but really all they want to do is get laid.’

    Which is the exact same reason males become part of the vegan movement and Extinction Rebellion.

    Weimar on the Derwent, Michael Connor, Quadrant Online.

  130. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Dark Mofo

    c 1999

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    Again, just now in Q Online. The best kablammo I’ve read to date on the Pell circus, written by this bloke:

    ‘John Finnis AC QC is professor emeritus at Oxford University, having been Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy from 1989 to 2010. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (Law and Philosophy sections). A barrister of Gray’s Inn, he practised from 1979 to 1995 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel [QC] (honoris causa) in 2017. Originally from South Australia, he was created a Companion in the Order of Australia in 2019 ‘for eminent service to the law, and to education, to legal theory and philosophical enquiry, and as a leading jurist, academic and author’.’

    I reckon I’d back him over Milligan.

  132. dover_beach

    Milligan is not even, intellectually, in the same category as Finnis. It’s like comparing a rock to a human being.

  133. amortiser

    Denly gone. 5 more to get after Lyon strikes.

  134. John Constantine

    The Sopranos. Mob daughter outright asks mob boss father if he is a crook.

    At some stage, in Australia, a lot of people are going to need to be openly asked where their money came from.

    Comrades.

  135. Lazlo

    Well, that was the only reason I signed up to the Summer of Love (1967). I was trying to get some.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    The council in Coffs Harbour has generously allowed Jacinta Price to speak in their town, but only on the proviso that she grovel to the local indig first.

    They sent her a letter saying they are:

    “committed to the “customary protocols of our indigenous Community members” and would “appreciate” Price “requesting permission from Gumbaynggir Aboriginal people to enter the land”.

    “Please advise as soon as possible when this has been done.”

    Or what?

    (Bolt.)

  137. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    So what you’ve never seen Dr Cusamano go out at 3 am?

    Did other kids find $50k of Krugerrands and a .45 on an easter egg hunt?

    LOL

    Great scene.

  138. None

    To see why everyone should think that George Pell not only was legally entitled to be acquitted but simply did not do any of the criminal acts alleged, one may, once again, take the long route of reading the Dissent. Its conclusions are expressed with great restraint [1051]-[1111]; in substance: anyone reasonably considering the evidence should doubt – reasonably doubt – his guilt. Very illuminating is the abundant evidence the Dissent assembles, and the report it gives [1047] of the impression made upon this careful and experienced judge by watching on video many witnesses – both the complainant and a selected eleven of the many witnesses to practical impossibility, alibi and lack of opportunity. (Tellingly, the Judgment alludes to its authors’ impressions on watching the complainant on video, but about other witnesses watched is silent.)

    Wow. He isn’t mincing words. He. Did.
    Not. Do. It. The lefty anti Catholic Liberty Victoria Maxwell and the comatose woman judge phoning it in should be barred from the bench.

  139. None

    Milligan is not even, intellectually, in the same category as Finnis. It’s like comparing a rock to a human being.

    Milligan has no intellect. Intellect requires virtue. She has none.

  140. Steve trickler

    Stunning visuals and sound.



  141. Knuckle Dragger

    This (the Pell matter) will lay down the rock upon which a High Court silk will make his her career.

    Leave to appeal will be granted. They dare not disallow it.

    And the appeal will be heard, and upheld. However, it will take years, and dependent on the Cardinal’s health he may not be there to see its end.

    But it won’t matter. This will, or can, only ultimately end one way.

    And the end will not be the end. It will be the end of the beginning, for then not the accuser, but the organisations and the people in them that caused this will be held to account.

  142. Lazlo

    Walsh is direct, no shit. Mona is a success but a matter of choice.

    He was a kid from the back blocks of Glenorchy – the mean streets of Tassie are the meanest in white Australia – who taught himself maths and a love of art. He accumulated wealth through gambling where he applied mathematical models. He then funded the creation of Mona.

    Some who know him say he is like a savant, can be with you one moment and then in another space.

    About a decade ago he literally bet Mona on the Melbourne Cup, in order to see off creditors. He won. When asked, he couldn’t name the horse, because he said it was all in the system.

    A very clever man. Visit Mona and suspend disbelief.

  143. amortiser

    Bairstow gone LBW to Starc on umpires call. Closing in now.

  144. C.L.

    Milligan is not even, intellectually, in the same category as Finnis. It’s like comparing a rock to a human being.

    You’re being uncharitable to rocks.

  145. Knuckle Dragger:

    And the end will not be the end. It will be the end of the beginning, for then not the accuser, but the organisations and the people in them that caused this will be held to account.

    Optimist.
    The Criminal Caste will walk away untouched by the damage they’ve inflicted on the nation.
    The Billabong in Australia is deeper, wider, and smellier than anything the US has.
    Our Constitution has been ripped apart so many times it isn’t even useful for a ticker tape parade of the Chicom Army doing its Victory Lap of Canberra.
    Our leaders – political, industrial, social, and religious, have shown themselves to be morally and intellectually bankrupt.
    I won’t cheer as the whole rotten edifice crumbles into the dust, but I certainly won’t lift a finger to save a people who would elect these lying, thieving, corrupt, and decadent main chancers.

  146. C.L.

    New Telstra ad on TV last night showed two men in a car parked at a romantic lakeside. One resolves to finally tell ‘them’ as he grapples with a phone – which doesn’t work. Never mind, says his confrere, as he hands over his Telstra-connected unit. Call goes through to mum and dad (dad is an ocker Aussie – of course). Son tells them he and the other bloke are “engaged.” Ocker dad responds with a hearty, “about bloody time!” See, there’s nothing more Aussie, true-blue or touching than fake homosexual nuptials. Even this contemporary parental incarnation of Dave and Grace Sullivan agree.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #3150911, posted on September 9, 2019 at 12:27 am

    New Telstra ad on TV last night showed two men in a car parked at a romantic lakeside. One resolves to finally tell ‘them’ as he grapples with a phone – which doesn’t work.

    Very common C.L., this virtue signalling in casting. I have seen a number of adverts lately with gay couples, vastly over-represented.
    Lots of back-slapping among the hipsters in marketing and advertising no doubt, but eye-rolling stuff for Joe Average.
    I have also noticed this in printed brochures for government departments and large corporates. They all contain an aboriginal, a middle Eastern woman with a headscarf, a black African and a jolly avuncular Mediterranean grandpa type, and gays.
    White bread Aussies are hard to find, and if they are there they are usually hipster looking types.
    Oh, with one exception that is.
    When casting Domestic Violence adverts and brochures the usual multi-culti and minority types are MIA.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    On the buses!!
    I’ll get you, Buttler!!!
    7-fer.

  149. EvilElvis

    Welcome back to Perth from an overseas trip, no fast track, no passport machines at all operating, just suck up the equality and diversity. You’re just another fucking pleb coming home. What a country.

  150. Leigh Lowe

    Archer gawn.
    8-fer.
    They are going wild here on the Isle of Skye!!!
    Och aye!
    Fuck orf, yer out, laddie!

  151. None

    Ocker dad responds with a hearty, “about bloody time!”

    I have yet to meet one parent who hopes and prays that their child will be gay. I have also yet to meet one parent who hope their grandchildren come from a sperm bank and some women acting as a womb for hire.

  152. None

    A person told me the other day that some recent studies show same sex attraction has some genetic basis. Oh that’s wonderful I say sarcastically. Now we can abort gay babies.

  153. amortiser

    Leach gone to Labuschagne.
    15 overs to go.

  154. classical_hero

    We retain The Ashes.

  155. Tom

    Eric Lobbecke ‘toon with a pissawful Media Diary beatup in the Paywallian about Trump and Hollywood.

  156. Tom

    The new David Rowe strategy is to alternate BoJo derangement and Trump derangement.

  157. 2dogs

    Dominic Raab just said of the Surrender Bill:

    We will adhere to the law but also this is such a bad piece of legislation … we will also want to test to the limit what it does actually lawfully require. We will look very carefully at the implications and our interpretation of it.

    Looks like he spotted the same flaw in it as I did last week.

  158. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. Ramirez always cheers me.

  159. DrBeauGan

    Maria is coming in a taxi to take me back to the house of her “father in religion ” who is presumably a voodoo believer who is responsible for Maria’s morals. Not an easy job.

    I interpret this as a godfather, but I have no clear idea of what his job is. Maria says she spent the morning at his house. It’s Sunday here, and I am to visit him. Maybe the idea is to check out my intentions. Or my morals. It will be interesting to find out.

    Maybe he’ll turn me into a zombie. If you never hear from me again, you can conclude that I’ve been zombified.

  160. Top Ender

    Lead story in the Oz – the White House is having trouble drumming up “enough Hollywood A-listers” for a dinner ScoMo will be attending there.

    Apparently Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are “enigmatic” – meaning they’re too sensible to come out for either Trump or the Clintons. Rusty is off the list because he once said something about The Donald and pussies. But Greg Norman will be OK. And so on.

    These journalists get paid to write this shite.

  161. DrBeauGan

    I’ve arranged with my cleaning lady to come at nine o’clock tomorrow morning, and I plan to leave at ten for the airport. I am still on good terms with Maria.

    I gave her daughter 10cuc last night because she asked for money, and said that turning her into a beggar girl might be a bad idea. Maria made her give me the money back.

    Later I gave Maria 30 cuc for a taxi. She didn’t give any back.

  162. None

    Bloody hell read Weinberg’s dissent especially where he cites the transcript. Even the motherfucker accuser said he wasn’t sure if Pell was celebrating mass on the day of the first incident. He may have just been hanging around. Ah hanging around in full bishop’s regalia. And on it goes. Fucking hell. The accuser is a bold faced liar. Plain as day.

  163. DrBeauGan

    I don’t know where this house of her father of religion is, but she said that afterwards we would go back to Havana. Maybe it’s just a way of extracting large sums in taxi fares from the dumb gringo.

  164. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3150936, posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:53 am

    I don’t know where this house of her father of religion is, but she said that afterwards we would go back to Havana. Maybe it’s just a way of extracting large sums in taxi fares from the dumb gringo.

    NVM it will be over soon unless you keep in contact after leaving.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    amortiser

    #3150919, posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Leach gone to Labuschagne.
    15 overs to go.

    amortiser

    #3150920, posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:17 am

    We win!!

    Tom

    #3150921, posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Fourth Test scorecard.

    Woo-hoo.
    All that excitement over Stokes and Leach getting lucky in the third test has come to nought.
    The Scots up here are so happy with the Poms being put to the sword.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3150921, posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Fourth Test scorecard.

    Interesting.
    Aust 1st innings 8/497.
    Engerland 1st innings 301.
    Engerland 2nd innings 197.
    Engerland match total 498.
    Two hits and they creep past the declared score of 8/497 byone run.
    That is a smashing, almost solely down to Smiff’s double ton in the first innings and quick-fire 80 in the second (coming in when the ship was listing and taking on water.

  167. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #3150940, posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:14 am

    That is a smashing, almost solely down to Smiff’s double ton in the first innings and quick-fire 80 in the second (coming in when the ship was listing and taking on water.

    So what’s your conclusion?
    Whom are going to drop?
    I’d rather have a balanced even field that doesn’t rely on miracles and one off performances in an emergency.

  168. Entropy

    JC
    #3150913, posted on September 9, 2019 at 1:48 am
    Shit. Just wow

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02638-w

    I always thought the thymus was a book reading fawn who lived by a lamppost.

  169. Farmer Gez

    Warner.

    Why is he in the team? It’s not form that’s for sure.
    I’m thinking he had the dirt on someone and is just the guy to tell tales to the media.

  170. Tintarella di Luna

    Milligan is not even, intellectually, in the same category as Finnis. It’s like comparing a rock to a human being

    Hi dover_beach, succinct and accurate by any comparison.

  171. DrBeauGan

    NVM it will be over soon unless you keep in contact after leaving.

    Probably we will exchange emails but I doubt if she will follow my suggestion and go to Panama, so it may die a natural death. Or she may try to extract money for the Panama excursion and just spend it. Or she may do it in good faith and start something interesting. These aren’t equally likely but none are impossible. Hope for the best, plan for the lot.

  172. Mark A

    Farmer Gez
    #3150945, posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:26 am

    I’m thinking he had the dirt on someone and is just the guy to tell tales to the media.

    If so it’s most likely Smith, nobody else would matter.
    Maybe he knew more that he told us, weeping or not.

  173. bespoke

    ‘Progressives’ love Antifa and call the NRA a terrorist organization.

    Antifa Calls A Black Man Who Has De-Radicalized KKK Members A White Supremacist

    This guy has the gut’s to confront KKK members with the objective of dialog. Huge amount of respect. There is also a black female Prof doing the same with the extreme end of the alt-right.

  174. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh noes, the UK might have to eat US food after Brexit.

    Fears of U.S. ‘chlorinated chicken’ loom over Brexit
    By Candice Choi – Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Could Brexit bring America’s “chlorinated chicken” to the United Kingdom?

    The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom’s planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back in the spotlight, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson even taunting Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by calling him a “chlorinated chicken.”

    The term has come to sum up concerns that Britain could be pressured to accept to looser food safety standards when negotiating its own post-Brexit trade deals.

    How can we dare to put aside the loving EU patriarchy and dive into the unknown? We’ll starve!

    (Ok, I might be overdoing it a little, but then so are these mendacious lefty journos.)

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark A,

    It’s not a miracle or one off. Smith, as miraculous as he is, did not retain the Ashes – the powerhouse bowling unit did.

    But Smith has, both before and after his suspension come in routinely – ie, all the bloody time – for Australia when the up-itself top order shows itself lacking the technique to cope with a moving ball at speed, and more importantly believing its own press. With the glaring exception of Khawaja, I believe the current religion of hiring athletes instead of cricketers has a lot to answer for.

    The danger here is that people are now banking on Smith to make runs each and every time he goes to the crease. Not even Bradman did that, and people also forget that he was surrounded by genuine world class batsmen who also piled on the runs with consistency.

    I truly believe the only reason Warner’s still there is a) a lack of quality openers to replace him*, and b) Langer keeps him because he’s another left handed midget opener.

    *I’d really be tempted, given Smith run of current success to retain Harris and Bancroft as 1 and 2, and not buggerise around with the pairing for a year or so at least. For the moment, we have that luxury.

  176. Mark A

    KD

    The danger here is that people are now banking on Smith to make runs each and every time he goes to the crease.

    That’s exactly what I was alluring to.
    One star cannot shine all the time.

  177. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #3150917, posted on September 9, 2019 at 2:10 am
    Ocker dad responds with a hearty, “about bloody time!”

    I have yet to meet one parent who hopes and prays that their child will be gay. I have also yet to meet one parent who hope their grandchildren come from a sperm bank and some women acting as a womb for hire.”

    Agree 100%. Well said.

  178. egg_

    When casting Domestic Violence adverts and brochures the usual multi-culti and minority types are MIA.

    Butch le zzos are conspicuous by their absence?
    #DVLeave #Aunty

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey has flown to Chermany to consult a bloke who’s widely described as ‘a world-renowned hamstring specialist’ in a bid to blah rah rah de rah.

    Which, of course, begs the obvious question:

    Are there world rankings for physiotherapists? Does he take private health rebates? Is there a special stretch that you can only do in the Thuringer Wald? Is he appointed by his peers, or is there a Black Nobility-type council somewhere that appoints these people?

    If the answer to the last question is yes, then I want in. Happy to buy my own Emperor Palpatine cloak.

  180. egg_

    Ocker dad responds with a hearty, “about bloody time!”

    Straight eye for the queer guy?

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey has flown to Chermany to consult a bloke who’s widely described as ‘a world-renowned hamstring specialist’ in a bid to blah rah rah de rah.

    Which, of course, begs the obvious question:

    Are there world rankings for physiotherapists? Does he take private health rebates? Is there a special stretch that you can only do in the Thuringer Wald? Is he appointed by his peers, or is there a dark, mysterious global council somewhere that appoints these people?

    If the answer to the last question is yes, then I want in. Happy to buy my own Emperor Palpatine cloak.

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey has flown to Chermany to consult a bloke who’s widely described as ‘a world-renowned hamstring specialist’ in a bid to blah rah rah de rah.

    Which, of course, begs the obvious question:

    Are there world rankings for physiotherapists? Does he take private health rebates? Is there a special stretch that you can only do in Bavarian forests? Is he appointed by his peers, or is there a dark, mysterious global council somewhere that appoints these people?

    If the answer to the last question is yes, then I want in. Happy to buy my own Emperor Palpatine cloak.

  183. Mark A

    memo to numbers
    Look for these and similar IP addresses when you count your hits
    These were visiting in the last two minutes on my website.
    66.249.65.146
    208.64.39.178

    Plenty of variation.

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey has flown to Chermany to consult a bloke who’s widely described as ‘a world-renowned hamstring specialist’ in a bid to blah rah rah de rah.

    Which, of course, begs the obvious question:

    Are there world rankings for physiotherapists? Does he take private health rebates? Is there a special stretch that you can only do in Bavarian forests? Is he appointed by his peers, or is there a dark, mysterious global council somewhere that appoints these people?

    If the answer to the last question is yes, then I want in. Happy to buy my own Darth Vader cloak.

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Physiotherapists?

  186. Knuckle Dragger

    Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey has flown to Chermany to consult a bloke who’s widely described as ‘a world-renowned hamstring specialist’ in a bid to blah rah rah de rah.

    Which, of course, begs the obvious question:

    Are there world rankings for physiother#pists? Does he take private health rebates? Is there a special stretch that you can only do in the Thuringer Wald? Is he appointed by his peers, or is there a Black Nobility-type council somewhere that appoints these people?

    If the answer to the last question is yes, then I want in. Happy to buy my own Emperor Palpatine cloak.

  187. notafan

    None I haven’t read Weinberg yet.

    Sounds like the artful dodger was worried saying categorically that Cardinal Pell had said mass might be disproven.

    He also said when taken on a tour of the sacristy in 2016? that it was the same as it was in 1996 (it wasn’t)

    Yet the ‘winning’ judges were laudatory of his exact recall of the sacristy the ‘only’ time he’d been in there.

    The whole thing stinks to high heaven

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    Stupid, sneaky words. Hiding inside other words.

    Five goddamn times that took me. I was almost convinced that ‘ham’ had been added to the spaminator Thermomix.

  189. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3150966, posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Collingwood forward Jordan de Goey has flown to Chermany to consult a bloke who’s widely described as ‘a world-renowned hamstring specialist’ in a bid to blah rah rah de rah.

    I would’ve thought we had the best knee specialists, given the number of knee injuries with footy and netball?

  190. Leigh Lowe

    So what’s your conclusion?
    Whom are going to drop?

    Warner.
    Obvious.
    Dead rubber and, on form, he has to go.
    Everyone else did a bit, or at least got cleaned up by a good one.

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    This is going to be great.

    Davey Boy will return to Australia to find good old Candace, having hurriedly transferred assets and turned any remaining assets into Botox and plastic surgeon bills for, um, improving the aesthetics of some bits, has now changed the locks on the waterfront mansion.

    He can then take out his rage on Sonny Bill’s car which will be parked in the driveway.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    It’s not a miracle or one off. Smith, as miraculous as he is, did not retain the Ashes – the powerhouse bowling unit did.

    A combination really.
    Without Smiff, the bowlers would have had to knock the Poms over for 150 – 200 every time.
    We need an opener like Chris Rogers.
    Leaves everything not hitting off.
    Happy to be 20 by lunch and 50 by tea.
    Only brings out the cover drive and pull shot after that.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘best knee specialists’

    We do, Mark A. In fact, there’s a particular type of physiother#py (gotcha, spaminator!) developed by Australian gurus for AFLW players that’s being eyed off by the rest of the world.

    It’s called ‘making sandwiches’.

  194. Bruce of Newcastle

    The left loves sayings.

    Antifa – “antifacist”
    Google – “don’t be evil”
    WaPo – “democracy dies in darkness”
    and now
    New York Times – “the truth is worth it”

    I do detect a thread in all of this. Maybe Satan can adopt a saying too, like “I am your best friend”.

  195. notafan

    Adams father was a congregational minister who was a world war 11 chaplain.

    He says he saw nothing much of him after being sent to live with his grandparents on the East Kew farmer in the 40s.

    He did go on and on and on about becoming an atheist at age five ( my brain is soooooo big, Dawkins didn’t get become an atheist until he was 19)

  196. notafan

    Incidentally I was reading newsweekly at my mum’s on the weekend.

    Not a big magazine but had a bunch of great articles.

    If you like quadrant, you should also like newsweekly.

  197. egg_

    Bees Nest Fire doubles in size overnight

    RFS reported 100 km wide fire front on ABC Breakfast.
    Lack of back burning and underbrush buildup in State forests?

  198. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3150979, posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    😊🤣

  199. Mark A

    Having a violent thunderstorm here, power’s dropped out for a millisecond, enough to reset the computer.
    Keep reminding myself to get a UPS for home, always forget.

  200. None

    The whole thing stinks to high heaven

    Indeed it does. As I suspected it was Maxwell who tried to find reason to convict (true to his Liberty Victoria background), the woman just phoned it in. Weinberg had just retired and was called back for this case as he had criminal justice history. I recall at the appeal he at one time had a short exchange with Pell’s Sydney based lawyer on the new evidence laws which “you in NSW” had been working with for ten years whereas it still represented a culture shock to the Vics who hadn’t got the hang of it. FMD if Weinberg didn’t just demonstrate that in his dissent, Finnis put the final nail in the coffin of Maxwell and Ferguson’s reputation (LOVED his swipe at that lazy bitches’ “taking the evidence as a whole”. Anyone appearing before Maxwell or Ferguson should demand another judge when they make such seriously bad errors as reversing the onus of proof. They should be disbarred.

  201. None

    Farm-invading vegans: A feast of moral fury

    Farm-invading vegans and animal rights activists are bossing Australia’s best into quitting their jobs, while vegans overseas now repel even their longtime friends, writes Tim Blair.

    Our governments’ lack of protection of farmers’ property rights and right to their own livelihood is treacherous. Fuck we should invade politicians and policemens’ private homes like these feral activists do and see how they like it when we get a $1 fine.

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    The following is less of a rant and more of a resigned entry into a war, in which despite massive bloodshed there can only be one winner.

    Apropos of the WIP:

    In hot dog land, I am a boss. Not THE boss, therefore I have my own boss (of sorts). Who is less experienced than me, has never seen an angry hot dog and has his eyes on the big prize in the promotion stakes. On the upside for him, he is slightly younger and better looking without the facial scars.

    My office when I’m not on the stand with Barry, inside and out was subject to a small yet growing collection of gems from the WIP. None of which are actually offensive. My boss fronted me on Thursday and shut the door behind him. Said there’d been complaints about the WIP gear. That people had found them offensive, and further that people had complained about my forthright demeanour in meetings.

    Then, in a glorious tactical error, said that he’d heard the complaints third hand and wanted to do me a favour before they became official.

    Oh ho ho ho, I thought. Don’t bring that tiny little pocket knife to this gunfight. It begins.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Typhus, plague and now leprosy…

    Diseases are reemerging in some parts of America, including Los Angeles County, that we haven’t commonly seen since the Middle Ages.

    I also believe that homeless areas are at risk for the reemergence of another deadly ancient disease — leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Leprosy involves a mycobacteria (tuberculosis is another mycobacteria) that is very difficult to transmit and very easy to treat with a cocktail of three antibiotics.

    And it seems only a matter of time before leprosy could take hold among the homeless population in an area such as Los Angeles County, with close to 60,000 homeless people and 75 percent of those lacking even temporary shelter or adequate hygiene and medical treatment. All of those factors make a perfect cauldron for a contagious disease that is transmitted by nasal droplets and respiratory secretions with close repeated contact.

    The City of Angels is a pestilent hole. Amazing how the Left turns cities they run into such disasters.

    Is a Dark Ages disease the new American plague threat?

  204. egg_

    But there’s another reason for the rise in large fires that often gets less attention. Over the last century, we’ve been suppressing the vast majority of wildfires and letting forests build up thickly with plant growth. So, when a large fire does escape our control, it has more fuel to burn — and can become far, far more destructive:

    https://www.vox.com/2015/9/17/9347361/wildfire-management-prescribed-burn

  205. Mother Lode

    Just saw this Liberty Quote:

    If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

    Exactly what I was thinking when I was driving along the M4 between the Blue Mountains and the turn off for the M7.

    Although the road starts as 110kph, a massive stretch of the motorway is 80kph due, according to the signage, roadworks. Yet within most of that zone there is not the slightest hint of any such work. No plant, no excavation, not even a bent blade of grass, not the tiniest crumb of dislodged bitumen – nothing. Except signs say there is roadwork.

    In some places there are barriers off the shoulder of the road but they are as far back as any other fence or obstacle normally is.

    So, in the 80kph zone I may have seen two or three cars travelling at 80. Everyone else was doing at least 90, some 100 (I matched speeds to see what they were doing). And a few cars went whizzing past even then.

    The point is that all these speed signs citing roadwork where all evidence of roadwork is absent has rendered the signs – and consequently just about every other – meaningless. People have learned to ignore them.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    So then I said, ‘Oh ok. I don’t personally find them offensive, but ok.’ Stood up and carefully took them off the walls. Then, collection in hand, said ‘Normally I’d just bin them, but I want to keep them to produce at any hearing into any complaint to see who finds what offensive.’ Put them in a big envelope, which went in the work bag (the stolen and recovered one).

    Then I went all Thatcher/Negus on him. ‘Who made these complaints?’

    ‘Er, um, these are just people.’ ‘Who?’ ‘Look, I’m just hearing this.’ ‘Hearing from who? Is there anyone that actually finds this offensive, and if so did they say why?’

    Another tactical error. ‘Look, people are saying you can be a bit of a loose unit.’

    ‘Who?’

    ‘Oh, look.’ A bit shaky now. ‘We’re just having a conversation.’

    ‘Yes, about who finds my demeanour or these wall decorations offensive.’

  207. Tel

    Then, in a glorious tactical error, said that he’d heard the complaints third hand and wanted to do me a favour before they became official.

    Wow… he just confessed right in front of you that he’s been bullshitting.

  208. mh

    Ashes series

    The Aussie bowlers did their job competently.

    Aussie top order batsmen failed.

    Lower order batting poor to average.

    Steve Smith, please step forward. I now pronounce thee the New Don. Well done, Sir. 🇦🇺

  209. Mother Lode

    Weinberg had just retired and was called back for this case as he had criminal justice history.

    The powers that be must have expected that Weinberg was going to concur with his somewhat less illustrious colleagues. Why would they want dissent – especially from someone far more credible and legally articulate than the two marionettes bobbing and twitching as their strings are pulled?

    And if so, then the aforementioned powers may have intended Weinberg to add legitimacy to their legal proceedings.

  210. 1735099

    Well done that man.

    From the link –

    Australians were involved in more than 6,000 combat incidents during the Vietnam War, and the battlefield maps show the likely burial sites of some 3,000 of the more than 4,000 Vietnamese killed by Australian soldiers.
    “We are not looking for the graves ourselves … we are telling them where they are located,” Mr de Heer said.
    “We have given them references to places.”
    The mapping software will this week be demonstrated in Canberra to a large delegation of Vietnamese military personnel, headed by the Vietnamese deputy minister of defence.
    “We believe that we can help them,” Mr de Heer said.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    ROFL.

    Climate Warriors Stuck In Arctic Ice

    Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole. The ship is on Arctic tour with Climate Change documentary film team, and tourists, concerned with Climate Change and melting Arctic ice. All 16 Climate Change warriors were evacuated by helicopter in challenging conditions, all are safe. 7 crew remains on board, waiting for Coast Guard ship assistance.

    This month is the week that Arctic sea ice usually hits its seasonal minimum. It takes special talent to get so stuck in it in the height of summer that you need to be helicoptered out.

    (More here.)

  212. areff

    We retain The Ashes.

    Smith retains the Ashes.

    There, fixed.

  213. 1735099

    So then I said, ‘Oh ok. I don’t personally find them offensive, but ok.’ Stood up and carefully took them off the walls. Then, collection in hand, said ‘Normally I’d just bin them, but I want to keep them to produce at any hearing into any complaint to see who finds what offensive.’ Put them in a big envelope, which went in the work bag (the stolen and recovered one).

    Your boss has done you a favour, Gomer.
    Unless you’re a complete idiot, he’s probably avoided a “hearing” (whatever that is).
    You should buy him a beer.

  214. Knuckle Dragger

    So this went on for ten minutes or so. I didn’t let him off the hook, and found that I hadn’t lost the dark art of speaking to people. Then he changed tack, and said that people were ‘concerned’ about me, instead of apparently being offended by me.

    ‘Who’s concerned about me?’ ‘Uh, it’s confidential.’ ‘No it’s not. Now it relates directly to me. You’re telling me people are worried about my state of mind, and that has job ramifications, and I want to know who these people are.’

    His body language by now was completely up in the air. Kept looking up and to his right. Almost gotcha.

    Then, boom.

  215. bespoke

    ‘Progressives’ always use proxy’s to do there dirty work.
    ‘Progressives’ always do the opposite to what they expect from others.

    Catcheck: numberwang.

  216. areff

    The whole thing stinks to high heaven

    To panel beat the last line of Chinatown:

    ‘Go home, Jake. It’s Victoria’

  217. Mother Lode

    On the upside for him, he is slightly younger and better looking without the facial scars.

    I personally refuse to buy a hot dog from a man who does not look like he might have brought down the very beast armed with nothing but a rusty teaspoon and strong language.

    The contest of wills, the primordial struggle between predator and prey, mercurial fortune switching sides time and again – that is what I want in a hot dog.

    And mustard.

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘All right,’ he said, and stood up. Put his arms out to the sides. “I find the cartoons, offensive, all right?’

    Put his arms back down. Stayed standing up. I let the silence work its magics for seven or eight seconds while I eyeb#lled him. ‘No, you didn’t,’ I said.

    Complete deflation. Sat back down and told me over ten minutes how hard his job was (it is, but it’s not that hard – I know because I’ve acted in that role before) and rah rah rah, and what he effectively said was that he like being promoted but not the responsibility that came with it.

    And he was terrified that at some point somebody some day might lodge a complaint so he thought, in his words, he’d ‘nip it in the bud.’

  219. Bruce of Newcastle

    Too much. I can’t handle all this schadenfreude so early in the week!

    The USDA relocation to Kansas City is ripping apart the lives of its employees. Here are some of their stories. Washington Post, by Hannah Natanson

    Please Mr ScoMo, relocate the Dept of the Environment and Energy to Bourke. It would be glorious.

  220. None

    And if so, then the aforementioned powers may have intended Weinberg to add legitimacy to their legal proceedings.

    Could be. On the other hand a retired judge has nothing to lose if he tells the truth.

  221. Mark A

    Numbers. all Google and Amazon robots visiting on my forum just in the last 3 minutes
    64.233.173.28
    64.233.173.29
    64.233.173.10
    18.233.194.247
    At this time of night(EU) I’m only talking to friend on my forum and yet I have 4 ‘unique’ guest IDs

    Keep that in mind.

  222. areff

    Bourke?

    Why not Ceduna, Andamooka or, for those who like it cooler and deserve to live amid the consequences of the welfare state, Moe?

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Welcome back to Sydney today, Tinta and the Sundowner. Hope you had a good flight in and that all has gone well with the Big Lad in your life while you were away. You have missed two days of fierce wind here, so no loss there. Seems a bit better today, but rather cold. Live well on the memories of a beautiful sojourn in Tuscany and elsewhere.

  224. Knuckle Dragger

    That was on Thursday arvo. On Friday, he didn’t come to work, citing a ‘personal day.’ Which he notified us underbosses of at lunchtime, via very short email.

    Today, I will put up a solitary offering from yesterday’s WIP. The one about learning from mistakes so much I’ll make more. Smack in the centre of the door. Followed by (after doing some stuff I actually have to do) finding and putting up, in the biggest size I can find, the best visual impression of ‘loose cannon’ I can locate on teh webs. With paper I brought from home, obviously. Then I will finish a report for said boss which will save him money in the budget without reducing efficiency and/or outputs. It will be well written and impossible to refute.

    Tomorrow I have a loud Hawaiian shirt I will wear to work, and be extremely productive – and be seen to be so – while wearing it.

    As the great man said in Tombstone – ‘you called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it.’

  225. Tel

    This month is the week that Arctic sea ice usually hits its seasonal minimum. It takes special talent to get so stuck in it in the height of summer that you need to be helicoptered out.

    Hopefully they only send electric helicopters.

  226. lotocoti

    Too much.

    Employees of I‘ve Been Moved were not available for comment.

  227. bespoke

    Hopefully they only send electric helicopters.

    Made from seaweed.

  228. None

    Knuckles you are starting to sound like a public servant.

  229. notafan

    Americans are generally a very mobile workforce.

    Unless they are DC climate change warriors.

    Boo hoo.

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