Tuesday Forum: September 10, 2019

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  1. Fat Tony

    Dapper Happer
    #3154195, posted on September 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Tell Sinclair that the Fatwah is over.

    Just don’t say anything to get smote.

    I rather enjoyed your cosmos comments the other night – but had to get to bed. Too much work.

  2. Johanna – I feel the same way about Betadine.

  3. egg_

    The ACT Government is believed to be just weeks away from announcing it has achieved its target of 100 per cent renewable electricity use across the territory, making it Australia’s first jurisdiction to do so.

    Try the veal.

  4. Black Ball

    Clown World: Canadian Cancer Society Claims Men Without Cervixes Can Get Cervical Cancer

    Booked in for this appointment just now. Wish me luck.

  5. 1735099

    I am 70 years old .Why are people of my age , so stupid? So unaware? WTF is wrong?

    Time you grew up.
    You’re living in a world of fantasy and denial.
    Even when confronted with reality, you deny it.
    There’s a whole industry based on that same denial.
    Fascinating stuff.

  6. Steve trickler

    Good to hear this musical genre is being kept alive.



  7. Knuckle Dragger

    OCO,

    As I’ve repeatedly told the retard, I’m not going to take him up on his stupid offer about his stellar military career hiding under bunks in Nui Dat. The reasons are:
    1. It’s stupid.
    2. Blog management are busy enough, having jobs and all without acting as an intermediary for someone whose arguments, once boiled down to their substance, are ‘I and only I have had the worst luck ever, but I carried on due to my genius and unflagging superiority’.
    3. The tool uses his own number as his handle. It’s not hard to find stuff out from that. You don’t need a CD buried in your wardrobe. You might as well have the details carved in a rock next to a supermarket.

    And if by chance that happens to be Old Yeller with his back to camera next to the skipper, that would be his locked and loaded SLR a) lying on the deck, and b) out of arms’ reach. Which means, had the photographer taken that pic three seconds after he did, he would have captured one of his multi-culti Foreign Legion section mates clubbing him with his own rifle.

    How the moron can show his face in a town he tried to hide his Army time from escapes me.

  8. 1735099

    Eventually Tim just said “Go”

    That’s not what happened.
    He sent me an email saying he’d “give me a go” if I stopped using ridicule.
    I told him to get stuffed.
    He then started censoring my posts, and then finally banned me.
    He could dish it out but couldn’t take it – bit like you.

  9. cohenite

    I am 70 years old .Why are people of my age , so stupid? So unaware? WTF is wrong?

    Arrested development. The troll may or may not be an old man but like all lefties his real age is pre-pubescent.

  10. Tinta:

    WA police earlier this week said they had also begun an investigation into how a 14-year-old girl fell pregnant.

    When they’ve finished doing that, they may want to look at the 11 and 12 year old kids getting pregnant, but I will not hold my breath.
    Too many questions may upset a certain demographic.

  11. egg_

    There are numerous problems with abiogenesis. First is the chirality problem, which is that molecules are either ‘left handed’ or ‘right handed’. All DNA is right handed and the problem is that in the supposed primordial soup they were 50/50 of each hand, making it impossible by blind chance for all of the same hand to join together.

    Another problem is oxygen. If you have it available then it will oxidize organic material and make it non biological. This is an important thing because it allows the body to break down organic compounds into things the body needs. But this will stop any formation of life. But also without oxygen you don’t have an ozone layer to protect from UV radiation.

    50/50 handed amino acids in space – if 2/3 of our water came from space, that’s a helluva lot of amino acids, too.

    Murchison meteorite.

    Anaerobic bacteria, still in existence today from your gut to km deep in the crust, pumped out oxygen for a Billion years to get to 21% ATM from zero – they had to precede modern life.

  12. Arky:

    Trump has the highest unfavourablity rating Gallup has ever recorded:
    He will almost certainly win the Republican primary but I just can’t see how he would the big dance.

    That’s the sort of thinking the Left had in the US.
    It won me 25K.
    If he goes to >3:1, I might have another little flutter. Not a big one.

  13. Arky

    Careful with arranging them quotes Winston. Someone might think I said something that stupid, not IT.

  14. Geriatric Mayfly

    It seems every second bloke that drinks a bit that uses the bowel test mailout kit finishes with being probed up the clacker,

    Doubt if the recently ‘passed’ rather youngish neighbour bothered either. But the various eulogies at the service stressed over and over the lad’s fondness for a beer or three. All meant in good faith and a sincere effort to recall the good times. Wonder how many saw the link between the casket and the beer.

  15. Frank

    It seems every second bloke that drinks a bit that uses the bowel test mailout kit finishes with being probed up the clacker, but haven’t heard of anybody actually being saved by a discovery yet.

    It would make for a pretty sneaky way to make additions to the DNA database. They wouldn’t though, would they?

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Season Three, Episode 11:

    Hawkeye the antiwar hero explains to Hot Lips why he can’t get his letters published by the editor of the Seoul Chronicle:

    ‘He sent me an email saying he’d “give me a go” if I stopped using ridicule.
    I told him to get stuffed.’

  17. Arky

    Bowel cancer screening is just a sneaky way to make sodomy compulsory.

  18. egg_

    a mistake if it means a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan

    No.
    It’s a master stroke.

    +1

    Leave the fvckers to it.
    The Bible reads like a ME war story to rival The History Channel.

  19. 1735099

    And if by chance that happens to be Old Yeller with his back to camera next to the skipper, that would be his locked and loaded SLR a) lying on the deck, and b) out of arms’ reach

    You’ll notice my SLR with the sheep counter taped to the stock right next to my M72 LAW (in the bag to keep it clean). My job was to count paces using the sheep counter and to pass the info up the line to the skipper every 500 metres. It helped with navigation.
    You’ll also notice that the skipper didn’t have his M16 in his hand, and that the section corporal (7th from left – a 2nd tour Reg) has a durry in his left hand, with no rifle evident, so I was in good company.
    We were well within the company perimeter with sentries posted at the time.
    The pic is miscaptioned, by the way. It was actually taken on 21st April, not 9th March.
    The AWM doesn’t always get it right.
    And the peacetime Reg (like Gomer) almost always gets it wrong.

  20. John Constantine:

    The Stroke Foundation, the peak advocacy body, said if you have a stroke in the regions, you will be far worse off.

    Bloody ‘ell, mate, grammar!

  21. mizaris

    As good as Nana AND half the price – two voices for 1.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anaerobic bacteria, still in existence today from your gut to km deep in the crust, pumped out oxygen for a Billion years to get to 21% ATM from zero – they had to precede modern life.

    Algae pumped out the oxygen. Anaerobic bacteria don’t. They extract oxygen from sulfate, water or other non-O2 sources and excrete stuff like sulfur and H2S. Several different metabolic pathways but none excrete O2. Some can use it though, which means they aren’t totally anaerobic.

    But yes they preceded algae and they’re still around. Widely used in industrial processes for example.

  23. Old School Conservative

    WA police earlier this week said they had also begun an investigation into how a 14-year-old girl fell pregnant.

    I suppose in this age of gender fluidity an investigation into what causes pregnancy is warranted.

  24. Arky

    My job was to count paces using the sheep counter and to pass the info up the line to the skipper every 500 metres. It helped with navigation.

    ..
    Everyone here has either done it themselves or doesn’t have a clue WTF you are on about.
    Give it up.

  25. egg_

    The rats were living off apricots.
    Just spent two weeks cleaning the roof space out.
    Mummified rats, rat shit and about a million apricot stones.

    Were they the ghosts haunting your house?

  26. Cassie of Sydney

    “He sent me an email saying he’d “give me a go” if I stopped using ridicule.””

    Here’s what was really in the email to the racist “He sent me an email saying he’d “give me a go” if I stopped being ridiculous.”

  27. Arky

    Were they the ghosts haunting your house?

    ..
    Different place.
    Moved since then.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    Dapper,

    You’re not Cory Bernardi by chance are you?

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    Were they the ghosts haunting your house?

    Maybe Arky was hearing The Grim Squeaker coming to collect all the apricot overdose victims.

  30. zyconoclast

    Serious question.
    Take a close look at the 2 videos.
    Is the second one a rip off of the first or a homage?

    Possible NSFW

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    Poms one down. Took Smith three goes at it though.

  32. dover_beach

    All we need now is the 13th Iman and the day will be complete.

  33. areff

    Has someone emptied the Cat’s grease trap and smeared the contents on this thread?

  34. Gab

    All we need now is the 13th Iman and the day will be complete.

    Oh no, it’s not, not without a discussion on fractional reserve banking.

  35. feelthebern

    He sent me an email saying he’d “give me a go” if I stopped using ridicule.
    I told him to get stuffed.

    Bullshit.
    Post the email.
    Or stop lying.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Has someone emptied the Cat’s grease trap and smeared the contents on this thread?

    It’s just the latest chapter of Number’s Ho’s autobiography – “Ho Chi Minh – His Part in my Victory.”

  37. egg_

    Anaerobic bacteria, still in existence today from your gut to km deep in the crust, preceded cyanobacteria that pumped out oxygen for a Billion years to get to 21% ATM from zero – they had to precede modern life.

    The path has to be:
    Amino acids

    Anaerobic bacteria
    Cyanobacteria*

    *Plasts give energy to plant cells, mitochondria to animals, from the eukaryotes (Zippy’s video), that even Dennett doesn’t dispute.

  38. cohenite

    Tried again to watch Alyssa Milano debating Cruz on guns; lasted 30 seconds this time as the breathless bint emoted about being a citizen; someone watch it to see whether Cruz smacks the dumb fucking bitch:

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2019/09/11/watch-the-gun-debate-between-ted-cruz-and-alyssa-milano/

  39. egg_

    Zyconoclast
    #3154238, posted on September 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Prydz ripped off Steve Winwood

  40. egg_

    Different place.

    Thought it was older, from the description.

  41. JC

    Happy

    Can I give you some some advice on how to stay here? You should take it in the best possible way because that’s how it’s meant. In previous times there was someone who went by the name of GMB. He would take over threads to the point where the site ran out of pixels and the owner hated that. Don’t be like GMB. I know it’s hard, but just stay under the radar and don’t take over threads. It’s not hard as there are countless idiots who should be booted but aren’t because they tend not to take over can control threads.

  42. JC

    This is just sad admitting this crap.

    cohenite
    #3154250, posted on September 12, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Tried again to watch Alyssa Milano debating Cruz on guns; lasted 30 seconds this time as the breathless bint emoted about being a citizen; someone watch it to see whether Cruz smacks the dumb fucking bitch:

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2019/09/11/watch-the-gun-debate-between-ted-cruz-and-alyssa-milano/

    Just fucking sad.

  43. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-12/three-men-charged-over-billion-dollar-wa-drug-yacht-bust/11506418

    We see from wastewater analysis that no matter how many shipments get pinged, the supply of illegal drugs doesn’t drop off.

    Billion dollar shipment. Australias political class would eat their own young for a sniff of this.

    A billion-dollar drug haul

    Police discovered over one tonne of cocaine, methylamphetamine and MDMA in the Abrolhos Islands off Geraldton last week, with an estimated street value of more than $1 billion.

  44. egg_

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3154227, posted on September 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the pickup – I got sidetracked on methanogens.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    Everyone jokes about dumb footballers, but it’s something not entirely true.

    Mike Fitzpatrick was a Rhodes Scholar. McKay from Carlton and one of the Wakelin boys from Port and Collingwood were qualified vets. Plenty of them with their heads screwed on. Riewoldt’s owned prime Melbourne pubs since his early 20s.

    Then there’s Willie Rioli from West Coast. Not content with knowing he was going to be tested at some point late in the season, he’s confronted with a urine sample bottle. The genius then fills it with energy drink.

    Four years, effective now. Say g’day to Our Shayna, you flog.

  46. areff

    Crappy Happy needy slappy*

    Of all the absent posters, couldn’t we have Deadman and Ellie and others back again?

  47. Overburdened

    Just did an evaluation of a student placement.

    The subject was a champ.

    If I was to supervise this person, which I won’t because I am sort of retired, I would be stringent.

    Good help is hard to find.

  48. Fat Tony

    areff

    What happened to Ellie? I’ve only been here sporadically when work permits lately

  49. Oh come on

    KD: so you don’t agree to annoy the management with moronic requests? Ha! Numpty wins again!

  50. John Constantine

    The war on drugs has created an enviroment where billion dollar drug shipments into australia happen.

    Banning big boxes of panadol, banning nicotene vaping, banning smoking, banning opiod painkillers banning booze, banning salt, banning sugar, this will not do anything except boost demand for fentanyl painkillers and zero calorie party drugs.

    How many people would a cartel kill for control of a multibillion dollar superprofit trade?.

    We would find out, but in australia everybody takes the cheap bribe first, before the threat.

    How many elections can be purchased with a billion dollars?.

    Comrades.

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    Egg – Yes re chloroplasts. In absence of another source of hydrogen, bacteria would’ve developed a metabolic pathway to extract it from water. That’s tough because busting up water is hard going (ie. without toxic pH changes). Hence use of photons to provide the necessary energy. Then someone ate a chloroplast and forgot to digest it.

  52. Overburdened

    KD

    Footy players of the Ozzie rules variety are collectively a mile ahead of rugby league (park footy) players, and have fallen behind the rah rahs as far as social capacity is concerned.

    In the end they chase a footy and good on them.

    Few of them will ever do anything to benefit the masses.

    I reckon people should get up to the top end to see how the game should be played.

    Shit hot and the peripheral bullshit all the codes carry on about for the urbanites is irrelevant.

  53. Tom

    Who are you again, Dapper? Birdie?

    Even if he isn’t, he is, OCO.

  54. Geriatric Mayfly

    Had another look at the salmon run webcam on Brooks Falls, Katmai NP Alaska. The run is all but over and the salmon have turned bright red. However, desperate bears still roam in search of a treat, and there this morning, in the midst of them, were seven blokes spread across the river fly fishing. I’ve taken a few risks in my time but…

  55. Tintarella di Luna

    WA police earlier this week said they had also begun an investigation into how a 14-year-old girl fell pregnant.

    When they’ve finished doing that, they may want to look at the 11 and 12 year old kids getting pregnant, but I will not hold my breath.
    Too many questions may upset a certain demographic.

    Indeed Winston, I note the comments by the National Children’s Commissioner today (a role created by Gillard and a Gillard appointment extend by the Stupid Effing Liberals by another 2 years) vis a vis the 12-year old being used to raise funds for GetUp. I have never seen a comment by this Commissioner in relation to the utterly shameful rates of sexual abuse and neglect of children in a certain demographic, never.

    And her comments today were such utter leftist rubbish that I really do question her competency. Instead of saying children should never be exploited by adults, and care must be taken in relation to children given their lack of physical power, their vulnerability, their immaturity of mind and their dependence on others for the necessities of life. No she said:

    “children should be able to have a say on things that impact them”.

    “They have the right to share their views. Children are citizens and have as much right to have a say as anyone else. Children can be very powerful defenders on human rights, depending on the context and maturity,”
    “As a nation, Australia needs to do a lot more to routinely hear from children and young people.”

    I’ve written to this Commissioner on several occasions in relation to abuse of vulnerable children – never once have I ever had either an acknowledgment or a reply.

  56. Mater

    Hey Bob, I’m just curious.
    What sort of condescending arsehole writes this about his mate?

    He was posted to 1ALSG, Vung Tau, and served as a POGO the rest of the tour. We thought he’d done OK – 6 months in the scrub including a bit of action including an assault on a bunker system where we took 1 KIA and 2 WIA until a couple of Centurions turned up and got us out of the shit.

    Especially considering that you only did five months ‘in the scrub’ yourself.

    My posting was rifleman 5 platoon B Coy (5 months), and storeman Q platoon Admin Coy (5 months) not cook, although I’ll wager that the cooks who served in Vietnam would be rightly offended by your smear.

  57. John Constantine

    The drugs were found after a yacht named Zero was discovered stranded on a reef, prompting a rescue operation during which police spotted two men on nearby Burton Island

    The men were allegedly hiding on the island after ferrying the drugs there on a smaller vessel.

    Police claim they attempted to hide the 40 bags of drugs with seaweed.

    Our drug cartel mules seem even more feckless than our politicals. Crashing a boat carrying a billion dollars worth of psychopathic killers property into a reef. then row the billion dollars of drugs onto a sandbar, pile seaweed over the treasure hoard and wave at the rescue chopper.

    The war on drugs is as close to victory as the war in afghanistan.

  58. Natural Instinct

    John Constantine
    #3154259, posted on September 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    We see from wastewater analysis that no matter how many shipments get pinged, the supply of illegal drugs doesn’t drop off.

    As I have mentioned here before, in the late 1990’s a friend did a price sensitivity analysis of ecstasy to the drug hauls reported by police for his microeconomics assignment.
    No P vs Q correlations.
    .
    I assume the same would be true for Australia now, and for the recent (24 June) Danish and Dutch arrests:

    The criminal network is suspected of smuggling and distributing weapons and around 1.65 tonnes of cocaine and heroin.
    Dutch police said on Wednesday they had seized 2.5 tonnes of methamphetamine, but Danish police told Reuters the two cases were not related.

  59. John Constantine

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  60. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hence use of photons to provide the necessary energy. Then someone ate a chloroplast and forgot to digest it.

    i have mentioned her before; the bird who has spent her life in following but one electron’s path in this process after the photon zapping. I have a feeling there might be more electrons in need of scrutiny. What appears on the surface as a fairly straightforward series of chemical equations, has yet to be replicated as an ongoing system of events in a laboratory.

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    OB,

    Never a truer word said.

    The first Tiwi Islands League GF I watched blew the top of my head off. Exquisite, blindingly quick skills. Half the players barefoot. No bullshit, just love of the game, all calling themselves Rioli (probably because most of them were).

    Forget climbing Ayers Rock. Anyone with an interest in sports of any kind needs to see this.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Sinc: the Fatwah is over.

    Call off your dogs. Lay down your arms. Break bread. Smoke the peace pipe.

  63. Tel

    As I have mentioned here before, in the late 1990’s a friend did a price sensitivity analysis of ecstasy to the drug hauls reported by police for his microeconomics assignment.
    No P vs Q correlations.

    That suggests that a large stockpile exists as a buffer to irregular supply … exactly what you would expect in any industry.

  64. zyconoclast

    The chief investment officer of $43 billion super fund Hostplus has hit back at climate change activists for pressuring institutional investors to sell off fossil-fuel assets, declaring that divesting shares of coal miners “achieves nothing.”

    Sam Sicilia, who heads the investment team of the super fund that represents the hospitality and tourism industries, said fighting investors to sell out of fossil fuels was a “waste of time” and that persuading governments to take direct action was a much better option.

    Mr Sicilia described climate change as “the most serious issue facing humanity today” but said fossil fuels, including coal, were only “part of the problem.”

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    The vegan drops a soda at fine leg.

    Stay off the bananas, son.

  66. John Constantine

    The window to avoid turning into Mexico is closing.

    Importing mass numbers of the worlds poorest military age men into a teetering economy that only offers them uber driving, coffee making, dunny cleaning or membership of mass murdering cartels.

    Banning painkillers effective for chronic pain in an aging demographic.

    A certain convoy of people will comply with instructions to go to bed at sunset in an unheated house, with a cup of herbal tea and half an aspro.

    Headology suggests however that our current approach is more likely to result in dystopia for everybody outside ‘The Ton’.

  67. Not Uh oh

    Johno
    #3154059, posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:14 pm
    You halfwit.How the bloody hell could you carry a belt of M60 around the neck? Did you just read that in a Phantom Comic? If you carried M60 belts criss cross like Pancho Villa the links would stretch and cause a stoppage.

    Hey Johnno, I’m intrigued by your comments on the M60 belts. My recollection is that the links were made of metal so how would they stretch? Was never a consideration as far as I can recall. We carried them around the neck Pancho Villa style ; where else would they go??? Anyway, after 50 years my memory is a bit shitty so maybe I’m a bit confused. Am I?

  68. Stimpson J. Cat

    It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

  69. egg_

    New Study Brings Scientists Closer to the Origin of RNA

    “It is amazing that these nucleosides and bases actually assemble on their own, as life today requires complex enzymes to bring together RNA building blocks and to spatially order them prior to polymerization,”said Brian Cafferty, a graduate student at Georgia Tech and co-author of the study

  70. JC

    The vid Cronkite banned himself from watching is actually pretty good. Everyone in the meetup is extremely polite to each other. It appears Milano isn’t gifted intellectually. She emotes as though the likelihood of her kids being shot dead at school are extremely high. To her, it’s not just possible but probable. Sitting next to Ted is a father who’s daughter was shot dead at school while trying to run away. Her spinal cord was separated in two and died from the wound. Whoever isn’t touched by this emotionally is not human. It’s shocking and as Ted says, no parent ever should go through it. According to the dad, his goal is to reduce gun deaths from ~40,000 a year to ~20,000. As Ted says, this is an admirable goal.

    Milano and the dad, both own guns and Milano, who sounds a little on the crazy side of the spectrum told Ted hers are loaded and kept in a safe in case she needs them.

    I think it’s an excellent vid, because it could be a way of getting people together from both sides.

  71. egg_

    i have mentioned her before; the bird who has spent her life in following but one electron’s path

    And then we have Wheelers single electron Universe theory (a muse) in Physics.

  72. Oh come on

    There isn’t much point hammering Numpty. He’s nearly a troll. He comes here to get a rise out of people (and presumably paper over deficits in his personal life).

    But I wrote “nearly a troll” for a reason. He’s not actually a troll. Grigory was a troll. He was quite happy to take whatever ridiculous position necessary to get a response. Numpty, on the other hand, has a critical vulnerability – he has a moral facade he cares deeply about maintaining.

    And here is his weakness. Numpty is a bleeding heart open borders type when it comes to illegal arrivals. He criticises Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from the left. He freely admits he wad a part of the anti-war left before and after his service in Vietnam.

    But here’s his problem. The anti-war left of the 1970s and early 80s, which Numpty claims he was a part of, was uniformly against the Vietnamese boat people seeking refugee status in countries like Australia. They were “Saigon criminals”. They deserved to face the justice meted out to war criminals in unified Vietnam, according to Numpty’s comrades.

    This is all very uncomfortable for Numpty. He’s resolutely pro-refugee now, yet was part of a loose organisation that was extremely hostile to Vietnamese refugees back in the day.

    It’s a very hard circle to square for Numpty. Many would say an impossible one. So far, the primary piece of evidence he’s offered to demonstrate he wasn’t hostile to Vietnamese refugees is some story about how he once allowed the children of Vietnamese refugees to board a bus that he was driving to transport his own pupils to the cinema. Not very convincing.

    There is Numpty’s weakness. The part of his past he wishes he could escape from. If you’re going to hit him, hit him there.

  73. cohenite

    Mr Sicilia described climate change as “the most serious issue facing humanity today” but said fossil fuels, including coal, were only “part of the problem.”

    It’s amazing how a non-existent ‘problem’ can gain so much currency amongst humanity and particularly people who you would hope were otherwise sensible enough to see through this hoax. The acceptance of alarmism is no doubt for a myriad of reasons but it would make a fascinating psychological study to consider those motivations which makes certain people susceptible to insistent beliefs.

  74. Overburdened

    KD

    YEP.

    Had the pleasure of witnessing a Final out in the Pacific in a place that will remain nameless.

    Silky skills and sheer brutality on a mine spoil pitch with bare feet and total commitment.

    The people were excitable and you don’t know what you’ve missed unless you’ve been there.

    Like it should be, but not for the faint hearted.

  75. John Constantine

    Root wasting all his luck on getting dropped, instead of picking up the hundy mill powerball win.

  76. JC

    Dapper Happer
    #3154283, posted on September 12, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    JC you are running this show. I’m telling you all is forgiven. I won’t try and ruin any man’s career any more. Tell everyone that the fatwah is over.

    Daps, I wish I was because the site would be a lot less noisy but it would also be a higher IQ place like it once was. No, I have absolutely nothing to do with the site. I’m a commenter “at will”. The will of the owner.

  77. egg_

    Importing mass numbers of the worlds poorest military age men into a teetering economy that only offers them uber driving, coffee making, dunny cleaning or membership of mass murdering cartels.

    Diary of an Uber Driver on Aunty featured an Injun Taxi driver vs an Aussie Uber driver.
    Should be t’other way round?

  78. Geriatric Mayfly

    And then we have Wheelers single electron Universe theory

    Thanks egg_ Went to the Wikki page as I had never heard of him. Eyes still swivelling in their sockets after a mere glance at all the mathematical mumbo jumbo. The text was even more challenging.

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The anti-war left of the 1970s and early 80s, which Numpty claims he was a part of, was uniformly against the Vietnamese boat people seeking refugee status in countries like Australia. They were “Saigon criminals”. They deserved to face the justice meted out to war criminals in unified Vietnam, according to Numpty’s comrades.

    There was a former Western Australian (Labor) Deputy Premier, who called the boat people “traitors, who should be sent home to face revolutionary justice.” Karma got him in the end – he finished up in tronk.

  80. Natural Instinct

    That suggests that a large stockpile exists as a buffer to irregular supply … exactly what you would expect in any industry.

    Or that the changes to supply affected by enforcement are so small (in the short and long run) as not to cause an increase in the market price

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    Not Uh Oh,

    In my experience the link was indeed metal, but thin metal – so if you hung a couple of hundred rounds off one end of it, or a smaller number over a length of time, yeah they’d stretch a little bit, just enough to jam the gun.

  82. cohenite

    And then we have Wheelers single electron Universe theory

    Which would mean all humans are the same human; that would be terrible because I would be head prefect. Although I would also be Jennifer Hawkins.

  83. Oh come on

    Like so, so many, Numpty’s pride is his downfall. He could easily have said that he now realises he was wrong about the Vietnamese boat people. That he shouldn’t have been hostile to their plight. That with the benefit of age and wisdom, he has reflected on his past stances, and these have informed his current opinions. That would be a respectable position to take. Oh, sure, he’d cop some curry now and again for being anti-refugee in the past, but that could easily be dealt with. Who hasn’t changed their mind about something?

    But Numpty can’t admit that. He’s too proud. Instead, he thinks people might believe that he was the only 1970s anti-war leftist in the country who welcomed the Vietnamese boat people with open arms, so that’s the line he’s pushing.

    Yeah, nah. No one’s buying that, Numpty.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Powerball.

    $150 million next week. Sugar daddy websites being perused in anticipation.

  85. zyconoclast

    Diary of an Uber Driver on Aunty featured an Injun Taxi driver vs an Aussie Uber driver.
    Should be t’other way round?

    Soon enough bother drivers will be sub-continental
    AUSTRALIA’S POPULATION BY COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    n 2018, there were 7.3 million migrants living in Australia. This was 29% of the population that were born overseas. One year earlier, in 2017, there were 7.1 million people born overseas.

    Every single country from around the world was represented in Australia’s population in 2018. People born in:
    England (992,000) continue to be the largest group of overseas-born living in Australia. However, this has dropped from a peak of just over a million (1,013,000 people) in 2013
    China (651,000) remained in second place from 2017 with strong growth since 2002
    India (592,000) moved into third place dropping the New Zealand born (568,000) down to fourth place

    The only other European countries in the top 10 are Italy (7th) at 187,000 and Scotland (10th) at 135,000.

    Australia (17.7 million) had increased 188,000 during the year

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In my experience the link was indeed metal, but thin metal – so if you hung a couple of hundred rounds off one end of it, or a smaller number over a length of time, yeah they’d stretch a little bit, just enough to jam the gun.

    That’s my experience as well. Also, there was a ban on carrying uncovered belt ammunition, “Pancho Vila ” style – too much risk of picking up mud and other matter that could lead to a stoppage.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    He should have spent a lazy two years in minimum security, OCO, if his convictions were as strong as he says they were. Then he could hold his head up and said he held true to his beliefs. And no-one could criticise him for that.

    But here we are.

  88. John Constantine

    Zero calorie party drugs for dancers and shaggers.

    Avoiding turning into a corrupt murdering hellhole like Mexico by ending the war on drugs may well mean something as distasteful as designing the lowest dose zero harm zero impurity party drugs that modern medical technology can supply and accrediting proles to use and abuse them.

    Deaths and misadventure from alcohol are a brutal benchmark of the damage society can tolerate.

    The cartels cannot be tolerated.

    A chick i was friendly with once liked the dance and pill festivals, so i have had a look. Not the obesity of the bachelor and spinster ball beercamel humpers, but a lot of other downsides.

    Dunno what the answer is, but letting the Tyrant/hezbollah/mexican cartels and their mules corrupt society with billions in superprofits can’t become the new normal.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    And it’s shiny, Zulu. Really quite shiny. Not the done thing if you don’t want to be seen, creating your own sight picture centred around your skull.

  90. Overburdened

    KD

    It may be that an earlier comment regarding the lowered IQ of this thread or the site is true, and as you amply demonstrate practical experience and rat cunning generally comes up trumps.

    I am guided by the motto, the older I get the better I used to be.

    I will be pretty much insufferable when I hang the spurs up.

  91. Steve trickler

    Bruce Springsteen. Influence is noted.



  92. John Constantine

    Mitch Marsh finding swing, just not anywhere near the batsmen.

  93. pete m

    The only reason Aust are bowling is to protect Warner from a first day pitch and early failure.
    So we likely play now for a draw because warner
    Total cop out.

    And picking Siddle and marsh in same bowling unit is stupid

    Eng will be a big chance here of winning

    Stupid captain gutless decision

  94. pete m

    Holy moly powerball jackpots to $150 mil

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And it’s shiny, Zulu. Really quite shiny. Not the done thing if you don’t want to be seen, creating your own sight picture centred around your skull.

    Strange about that, isn’t it KD. FWIW, I had acquired, by foul means or fouler, one of the hundred round webbing magazines, used on Huey gunships, and that solved many problems..

  96. mh

    Dapper Happer. I have no idea who you are, it sounds like you were a regular here more than 2 years back.

    But I will give you a tip: You won’t be saving anything by posting on here, let alone a country. That’s because your posts are extremely lame. Like Austin Powers returning from the 60s, it just looks all wrong. It’s not groovy baby. You suck.

  97. egg_

    “Prince Harry, 35, delighted fans when he broke from royal tradition last night and ‘twinned’ with wife Meghan Markle, 38, by closing his own car door…”

    Harry seems to be doing his utmost to erase the very Royalty that makes him newsworthy.

    Hence, “Wallace” Markle.
    c/- C.L.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m hearing you OB.

    I’m already gathering around newcomers to the trade and telling them how shithouse I had it, and that their impudence wouldn’t be tolerated in my day.

    Also, that my day is every day. And that I am 26 years of age.

    They won’t listen. Young punks who’ve never had it so good.

  99. JC

    Daps

    These are the problems. You are asked to give an undertaking not to make slurs against a particular minority group. You give an undertaking and then you break it soon after.

    Now, I’m not sating any of this as some sort of insider, but it appears to be a problem or may be.

    As I said, the other problem is covering every pixel on the site with droppings. Again, I don’t have a firm handle on this but that may also be a problem. Keep your head down, don’t post stuff about a particular minority and stop abusing your stay. Good luck.

  100. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-07/ice-seizure-largest-methylamphetamine-bust-by-afp-in-melbourne/11189152

    More than $1 billion worth of ice has been found hidden inside stereo speakers in Melbourne in the largest ever seizure of the drug in Australia, authorities say.
    Key points:

    The drugs had been shipped from Thailand to Melbourne
    Police said they would have supplied almost 16 million drug deals
    Packages of heroin worth $18.5 million were also seized

    Australian Border Force (ABF) officials found almost 1.6 tonnes of the drug in a sea cargo consignment that arrived in Melbourne from Bangkok.

    “An x-ray revealed anomalies within the speakers and when they were deconstructed, ABF officers found vacuum-sealed packages containing the drugs,” an Australian Federal Police (AFP) statement said.

    The AFP said no arrests had been made over the ice seizure, which it said had a street value of around $1.2 billion and represented almost 16 million drug deals.

    Don’t need that many of these shipments getting through to be as good as a weekly powerball win.

  101. zyconoclast

    Chris Judd’s company cops $40,000 fine for illegally clearing land at the holiday home he shares with his wife Bec – as the AFL legend says the work was required to fend off snakes

    The 36-year-old’s company Three Zebras was found to have pulled out 3500sqm of preserved vegetation on their Wilsons Rd property, in Arthurs Seat, Melbourne.

    Judd, who said the 3500sqm land was cleared because he feared snakes and bushfires, was only allowed to remove a total of 500sqm as a bushfire deterrent.

  102. egg_

    “The observations revealed another surprise: a red material that Cruikshank’s team thinks represents complex organic material.”

    Pluto’s probably different to the outer gas giants, being a (captured?) Kuiper Belt Object.

  103. mh

    Dapper, there is already someone here who posts comebacks like that. Infidel Tiger.

    You’re not new or different.

    And Trickler posts the crap videos now.

  104. Overburdened

    Remarkably I often tell newbies I’m only late teens, and I’ve had a hard life to explain my alarming presentation.

  105. MatrixTransform

    Seventies tucker.

    Devil on horseback.

    yee har

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Man who wore stolen rings to court date sentenced to jail

    Is this the latest candidate for Sydney’s dumbest criminal? A man who wore stolen rings to a court date in August will have 16 months in jail to ponder his decisions.

    Heath Parkes-Hupton, Central Sydney
    Subscriber only
    |
    September 12, 2019 6:29pm

    The extensive rap sheet of the latest candidate for Sydney’s dumbest crook can be revealed, after he was sentenced for assault and larceny charges this week.

    Jairo Roman Napoles — also known as Romannapoles and Raommanapoles in his confusing criminal history — was arrested wearing stolen jewellery while leaving court on August 19.

    On Tuesday he was handed an aggregate sentence of 16 months jail at Central Local Court, with an eight month non-parole period.

    The 21-year-old had pleaded guilty to stealing up to $15,000 worth of rings from ACEBEN Pawnbrokers on George St, Haymarket about 1.45pm on Monday, August 12.

    You would have to be the disastrous offspring of two bricks, copulating in a sea of concrete….

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes.

    Mileage, rather than time. The facial scars help with that.

  108. egg_

    Pluto is different from the other planets, because it’s not classified as a gas giant planet, or a terrestrial planet. The reason pluto is not considered a either of these is, because it has too small of a density to be considered a terrestrial planet, and is made up of rock, and ice, and no gas.

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    Three chances down. All takeable. All off Root.

    Trouble up ‘mill.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Bloody hell. Even Smith is dropping them.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    We’re saving a country now?

    Before or after the cricket?

  112. Overburdened

    Of course I have just had the life I have had like everyone else.

    Nothing shits me more than people who say that the reason that they are fuck ups now is because they didn’t get to go to the zoo or something when they were young.

    FWIW I reckon you get one crack at it and do the best you can.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    The Four Non Blondes were gay.

    I’m not angry any more.

    Save Ferris!

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for Knuckle Dragger – comment in moderation. Some clown, in Sydney has to front the court for whatever reason. As he leaves the court, he’s busted wearing umpteen thousand quids worth of stolen jewellery, and he’s just drawn over twelve months in tronk.

  115. zyconoclast

    Looks like a modern WWII fighter. Whey are the bothering?

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Two comments in moderation? WTF?

  117. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m not angry any more.

    This is really good news. Anger is very bad for people.
    It destroys your health and makes you unhappy inside.

    Just keep calm and carry on. We have a war to win. 🙂

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    I made a deal?

    Hang on. Is that you, Satan?

  119. Overburdened

    A face like a Picasso portrait as they say

  120. mh

    Easy to say now. Very easy. But sending England in to bat on that wicket was a crap decision from Paine.

    Who does he think he is? Ponting?

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    Trickler, you can make up for all your past piano-related sins by posting the ‘Everybody has AIDS’ clip from Team America right now.

  122. zyconoclast

    Luckily nothing like this could happen here.

    Four fraudsters behind Britain’s biggest ever visa scam – which saw fake companies and bogus documents created to allow 900 illegal immigrants to stay in the UK – have avoided jail terms.

    Taxi driver M00hammed Jillur Rahman Khan, 43, along with married couple Mazharul Haque, 46, Maksuda Begum, 45, and Shaheda Roxsanna, 47, claimed their clients were employees seeking work permits.

    Despite the scam allowing around 900 people to obtain false documents for visas the four all avoided jail terms on suspended sentences.

    Another man behind the scam has fled to Bangladesh, where he reportedly ran to become an MP.

    They set up 53 companies including Empire Finance, Immigration4u, and Mo’s Spice Inn, Southwark Crown Court heard.

    The fraudsters created fake payslips for the supposed ‘workers’ and provided false information on around 900 applications for ‘general and entrepreneur’ visas.

    The gang also temporarily transferred money into clients’ bank accounts to make them appear as well-paid employees and able to register false annual earnings.

    One immigrant aided by the gang was working at a fast food restaurant while claiming that he earned £50,000 a year.

    HMRC estimates that millions were laundered through the companies and their clients’ bank accounts through between 2008 and 2013.

    The gang charged some people on temporary visas, and who wanted to remain in the UK, a minimum of £700 in cash for their fraudulent immigration services.

    Had the fraud not been uncovered, the tax loss could have reached £16.6m, the court heard.

    Passing sentence Judge Martin Griffith said: ‘This case was part two of an immigration fraud of industrial scale.

    ‘For many people who come to this country which must be for economic reasons, there is a time-table because there comes a time where you must prove that you have substantial income to stay in the country.

    ‘Unfortunately, the solution for some people is that they go to some services that prove income that just isn’t there – they pay through the nose.

    ‘I can tell you all that although my sentence will involve jail, I’m not going to send any of you to prison today.’

    Khan, of Peckham, south-east London, Haque and Begum, of Dartford, Kent, and Roxsanna, of Edmonton, north London, were all convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Secretary of State and conspiracy to cheat the public revenue.

    The gang were all given suspended sentences – Khan received two years; Roxsana, 19 months, Begum, 10 months and Haque, 16 months, all suspended for two years.

    Another member of the gang – law student Abul Kalam Muhammad Rezaul Karim, 42 – was given a jail term last year but has also avoided being locked up by going on the run.

    Four others, former immigrations advisors Enamul Karim and Kazi Borkot Ullah, both from Dagenham, accountant Jalpa Trivedi, from St Albans and former immigration advisor M00hammed Tamij Uddin, of east London, were jailed in November last year.

    Following the conclusion of the latest court case, prosecutor Maryam Arnott said: ‘This is believed to be the largest ever visa fraud that the CPS has dealt with and it is staggering the lengths these individuals went to in order to exploit the UK’s immigration system.

    ‘The hard work and expertise of our Specialist Fraud Division and HMRC resulted in them having to face the consequences of their crimes.’

    Alison Chipperton, from HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service, said: ‘These defendants willingly joined forces with an organised crime group to steal public money.

    ‘HMRC worked closely with the Home Office to gather the strong evidence that has helped convict this group.

  123. Knuckle Dragger

    Might not have been a crap decision had they taken catches.

    The deck’s a road now. 1/100.

  124. egg_

    Electrons, j ews

    Sounds like a birdstrike.

  125. Lazlo

    Someone is on day release without their largactil.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    Let’s confirm.

    Dapper, is it true vaccinations make you gay?

  127. zyconoclast

    (Reuters) – China will allow the import of soymeal livestock feed from Argentina for the first time under a deal announced by Buenos Aires on Tuesday, an agreement that will link the world’s top exporter of the feed with the top global consumer.

    The pact will be signed by Argentine and Chinese officials in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentina’s agriculture ministry said in a statement. Last month Chinese officials inspected Argentine soymeal factories in the run-up to signing the pact.

    Argentina had tried for years to break into the Chinese market, the biggest consumer of the meal it uses to feed its massive hog herd. China, with its own crushing industry to protect, had steadfastly resisted.

    “Shipments aren’t expected to start immediately.”

  128. egg_

    If Pluto is a rocky “planet”, volcanism something like Earth’s may be expected.

  129. Overburdened

    Fuck and I think I’m off my head

  130. zyconoclast

    Adopted penguin chick at Sea Life London to be raised as gender-neutral

    A four-month-old penguin chick at Sea Life London will become the first in the aquarium’s history not to have its gender assigned.

    The Gentoo chick, which is yet to be named, will not be characterised as male or female.

    Sea Life explained that gender neutrality is common among penguins in the wild, and that it would be natural for the chick to develop into a mature adult without a gendered name.

    The new penguin chick was raised by a same-sex penguin couple, after penguins Rocky and Marama took on an egg that a female penguin in the colony was unable to take care of.

  131. Oh come on

    Knuckles, it’s a good day for burying the proverbial.

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Might be time for bed now, Graham.

    You are doing well, and Dr. Stimpy is here to help, but right now, best I tell you.
    Keep on the meds and get plenty of sleep.

  133. Overburdened

    On ya KD for getting in the ring with someone who may be a bit excited just now.

    Hope ur just playin n not thinkin ur gonna get any logic just at the moment.

  134. egg_

    If there is an eruption where is the energy and pressure coming from?

    What’s the combined mass of the Kuiper Belt?

  135. egg_

    Despite its vast extent, the collective mass of the Kuiper belt is relatively low. The total mass is estimated to range between 1/25 and 1/10 the mass of the Earth. Conversely, models of the Solar System’s formation predict a collective mass for the Kuiper belt of 30 Earth masses.

  136. JC

    Daps, Egg is a good egg, so don’t be rude.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah, just playin’.

    Confirmed, I think. Was just waiting for a Yamnya reference.

    And yes, OCO. Buried.

  138. JC

    Oh Jeez. He’s dead too. They’re leaving us at the rate of knots.

    The colorful capitalists of the 20th century are leaving us, and few were more uproarious than Texas oil man and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens Jr., who died Wednesday at the age of 91 after a lifetime of bucking the status quo.

  139. egg_

    Pluto has five known moons: Charon (the largest, with a diameter just over half that of Pluto), Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra. Pluto and Charon are sometimes considered a binary system because the barycenter of their orbits does not lie within either body.

    Gravity tides?

  140. Nob

    You win some you lose some.
    T. Boone bet on solar and lost.
    He did better on gas and fracking, eventually. 91, not bad.

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sea Life explained that gender neutrality is common among penguins in the wild, and that it would be natural for the chick to develop into a mature adult without a gendered name.

    I didn’t know penguins gave each other names. 🙂

    Seems as though they are like albatross, monogamous but with strong tendencies to same sex marriage using abandoned chicks or eggs if two are males or a little hanky-panky on the side for one of them if two are females.

    Must be something about the cold climate that does this to them. Perhaps assisted by an evolutionary pressure towards very little gender variation in egg minding and provisioning of the young. Pussy-whipped males sit on the eggs for weeks while their dom femme is away. There is certainly not much overt expression of gender differences their appearance.

  142. mh

    Dapper, do you share Trump’s view on the US Federal Reserve?

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    European Central Bank, acting quickly, Cuts Rates 10 Basis Points. They are trying, and succeeding, in depreciating the Euro against the VERY strong Dollar, hurting U.S. exports…. And the Fed sits, and sits, and sits. They get paid to borrow money, while we are paying interest!

  143. JC

    T. Boone bet on solar and lost.

    Did he, through his hedge fund? He was pure Texan though, down to his toes.

  144. Danoz

    Yes, a recent poster, who does so occasionally (usually only to correct egregious errors, pointing out patent falsehoods), but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been around for longer (though certainly not as long as many of the stalwarts here). I come and lurk here for the insights I gain, in so many and varied topics – thank you all.

    One of the main things I do find myself drawn to is the great comedic value of the punch and judy show of 8675309 (what’s his private number?). I just love how you have created this fictional, masochistic character, existing solely for our merriment, constantly entertaining us with its droll stupidity.

    Sinc, I’ve got to hand it to you, with your flawless executuion of this fake persona who is such a bumbling fool in the vein of Mr Magoo, being so monumentally stupid, but also so misanthropic and anti-semitic to the bone, with no empathy and zero tolerance for others’ points of view, and with an absolute lack of accomplishment in any sphere of its miserable life. The combination is so over the top, I wouldn’t have thought it could work, as it is just so obviously contrived (a la the late, great Alene Composta, vale). And an MX-5 lover with a fake MX-5 lovers blog to boot? Please, spare me. I can’t even.
    You get the balance absolutely spot on; I bow down to your greatness. Sometimes I actually think that it is a real person. But then I realise that no living person could continue to survive in that sort of existence, being so irredeemably pig-ignorant and holding such idiotic, hypocritical positions with no substance at all to back it up. So I continue to enjoy the entertainment value for what it is.

    I realise that the likes of Johno and Calli do the heavy lifting in jousting with the vacuous imbecile, drawing the npc’s fire for our pleasure, I owe you all a great debt. But on the occasions when it does get too much, when the stupidity becomes locked and loaded and reaches levels that are too high for one to deal with, scrolling is always an easily exercised option. So I’d like to keep it around, purely for entertainment value. We don’t even need to “bring out the gimp”, it brings itself out.

    I love our special little war hero nashi, who so valiantly volunteered his life for ours, selflessly volunteering his service for our great country, sacrificing his life projecting films for our way of life under our country’s great conservative leadership so that it long may continue in perpetuity.
    I couldn’t be any more proud of our special little man.

    Private Gomer Magoo, Vietnam nashi volunteer 8675309, I salute you.

  145. egg_

    Is that the secondary asteroid belt but further out?

    The two being separated by the gas giants.

    Like asteroid belt, it has also been shaped by a giant planet, although it’s more of a thick disk (like a donut) than a thin belt. The Kuiper Belt shouldn’t be confused with the Oort Cloud, which is a much more distant region of icy, comet-like bodies that surrounds the solar system, including the Kuiper Belt.

    The Oort Cloud sounds interesting, too – lots of ice and amino acids?

  146. egg_

    I enjoy birdy’s electric universe.

  147. Oh come on

    KD: well, that’s settled. I look forward to future banter, but now I need to sleep, dammit.

  148. Steve trickler

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3154369, posted on September 12, 2019 at 10:57 pm
    Trickler, you can make up for all your past piano-related sins by posting the ‘Everybody has AIDS’ clip from Team America right now.



  149. JC

    Oh for fuck sake, you too Brutus.

    President Trump said the U.S. plans to pull most vaping products from the market, citing growing concerns about health hazards and rising use by teenagers of the trendy alternative to traditional cigarettes.

    The Food and Drug Administration intends to ban popular fruity flavors, as well as menthol and mint e-cigarettes from stores and online sellers, leaving just tobacco-flavored products. The move poses a major threat to a fast-growing market estimated to reach $9 billion in sales this year and dominated by startup Juul Labs Inc., which counts on mango, mint and other fruity flavors for most of its sales.

    Public-health officials have encouraged adult smokers to switch to less risky products such as e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in a cloud of vapor. Tobacco companies have invested in the technology to offset declining sales as smokers switched to new entrants like Juul. But the sleek devices also proved popular with teens and young people who had never smoked. About eight million adults use e-cigarettes, and about five million children are also vaping, including more than a quarter of high-school students, according to the latest government estimates.

    “We have a problem in our country. It’s a new problem,” Mr. Trump, a Republican, said in the Oval Office on Wednesday as he met with top health officials. “It’s called vaping, especially vaping as it pertains to innocent children.”

    The move comes as officials are investigating more than 450 potential cases of pulmonary illness related to vaping products, many of them containing marijuana.

    Just say, it’s not true.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dapper please be civil while I am not here.
    I will be very annoyed if you get whacked again and leave me with these boring old sane people.
    Good night and be excellent to each other.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh for fuck sake, you too Brutus.

    Barron got caught with a Juul.
    It’s all his fault.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I love our special little war hero nashi, who so valiantly volunteered his life for ours, selflessly volunteering his service for our great country, sacrificing his life projecting films for our way of life under our country’s great conservative leadership so that it long may continue in perpetuity.
    I couldn’t be any more proud of our special little man.

    Private Gomer Magoo, Vietnam nashi volunteer 8675309, I salute you.

    I just can’t help reflecting on the fact that the silly old flog couldn’t have been much in the anti war movement, or he wouldn’t have been conscripted in the first place.

  153. Rex Mango

    Stokes out, but Paine has thrown this game away by putting them in.

  154. twostix

    President Trump said the U.S. plans to pull most vaping products from the market, citing growing concerns about health hazards and rising use by teenagers of the trendy alternative to traditional cigarettes.

    I walk down a side street to get to the office now. It’s where all the smokers hang out, not a bad place. I like it.

    But that “vaping” thing, it’s fucking weird and weird people do it. They should just get a pipe or cigar and stop being fags.

  155. Rex Mango

    Seems that Gasometer at the Oval is a heritage listed item. No way any Australian city would preserve such a thing, but it does add something to the cricket ground.

  156. twostix

    Sea Life explained that gender neutrality is common among penguins in the wild, and that it would be natural for the chick to develop into a mature adult without a gendered name.

    The new penguin chick was raised by a same-sex penguin couple, after penguins Rocky and Marama took on an egg that a female penguin in the colony was unable to take care of.

    I’m telling you people that the normal white bread professional classes have gone literally mental.

    Not even a little bit cutesy mental. But dangerous claw their own faces, shriek hysterically with laughter in private, crazy.

    They plan to take us all down with them, Jonestown style.

  157. Rex Mango

    Damn, it seems plans are afoot to turn the Gasometer into a park, as per cricket commentary. Why not get rid of the Tower of London while they are at it.

  158. twostix

    The fraudsters created fake payslips for the supposed ‘workers’ and provided false information on around 900 applications for ‘general and entrepreneur’ visas.

    I swear over the last six months there’s all these groups of the most retarded looking sub continentals milling around in the city, clearly living here permanently (many dressed in wealthy inner private school uniforms – what the hell is going on there as they look about 30). I have literally no idea what they’re doing here, as in they are clearly the low IQ dregs of bumfuck arabia , and often the expression on their faces is neither do they.

  159. areff

    Where is Doomlord and his smiting stick?

  160. Rex Mango

    Bairstow looking very comfortable.

  161. Rex Mango

    Clarke in his adverts for snake oil should perhaps put more weight on the bar.

  162. None

    As this scandalous process approaches the High Court of Australia, friends of Australia, both Down Under and throughout the world, must send a simple message, repeatedly: George Pell is an innocent man who was falsely accused and has been unjustly convicted of crimes he did not commit. It is not George Pell who is in the dock, now, but the administration of justice in Australia. And the only way to restore justice is for Cardinal Pell to be vindicated by the highest court in the land.

    Those who cannot bring themselves to say that, in Australia or elsewhere, necessarily share in the ignominy that Australian criminal justice has, thus far, brought upon itself.

    Agree.

    https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/09/australian-justice-in-the-dock

  163. None

    Taxi driver M00hammed Jillur Rahman Khan, 43, along with married couple Mazharul Haque, 46, Maksuda Begum, 45, and Shaheda Roxsanna, 47, claimed their clients were employees seeking work permits.

    Who exactly is the married “couple”.

  164. Rex Mango

    The Pell case beyond parody. Justice in Victoria has sunk to something Monty Python could not describe. The whole thing so stupid, that it brings into doubt every prior conviction of a member of the clergy. Well done, ABC, Vicpol and the judiciary.

  165. Natural Instinct

    Rex Mango
    #3154423, posted on September 12, 2019 at 11:55 pm
    Seems that Gasometer at the Oval is a heritage listed item. No way any Australian city would preserve such a thing, but it does add something to the cricket ground.

    But you could re-purpose them like in Vienna

  166. Rex Mango

    It would be such a shame to get rid of the Gasometer at the Oval, or turn it into apartments. Millions of people identify that thing with that cricket ground and have done for about a century. Like getting rid of the Members Stand at the MCG, it may be progress, but a step backwards. Humans are creatures of habit and like to see the same thing.

  167. Rex Mango

    Adelaide Oval case in point. It may be getting good crowds now, but it is just another football stadium. Up until the ‘redevelopment’ it was the world’s best test cricket ground by a mile.

  168. Natural Instinct

    If you want to preserve industrial architecture concentrate on beautiful things – not a minimum cost, space frame with a galvanised lid.

  169. Rex Mango

    Eiffel Tower was a minimum cost space frame.

  170. Rex Mango

    Tubs is wrong. The Ashes are not going to be handed over to Australia and not because they don’t leave Lords. Australia keeps the Ashes by default due a technicality.

  171. Rex Mango

    How does Pat Cummins get into the top 5 bowling rankings in history? Sid Barnes used to play on sticky wickets.

  172. Rex Mango

    Utter insanity that one, you would leave Starc out of the side and two, having done such a dumb thing, then elect to bowl.

  173. Arky

    I made a deal?

    Hang on. Is that you, Satan?

    ..
    Laughed at that.
    Think I may have a bit of concussion.

  174. Rex Mango

    Perfect commentary team is Boycott and Holding.

  175. Mark A

    Arky
    #3154444, posted on September 13, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Think I may have a bit of concussion.

    No laughing matter Arky, a french king died running into a tree branch.

    True, he was riding a horse at full gallop at the time and he was also stark raving mad.
    Glad you are neither.

  176. Arky

    No laughing matter Arky, a french king died running into a tree branch.

    ..
    No danger of that.
    I smash my head into things all the time. Chronically clumsy.
    The supermarket down the road has a meat section that has a top at precisely the correct height such that when I bend down to pick up the chops my head smacks right into it.
    Every time.

  177. Rex Mango

    Do the people on the Gentleman Jack advert really make whisky, or are they models?

  178. Rex Mango

    Mick Jagger looks very old.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Yeeeessss.
    3/170 was looking comfortable.
    No 4-fer and if they lose another one before passing 200 could be in strife.
    PS … the reason Mick Jagger looks old is because he fucking is old.

  180. Rex Mango

    Michael Jagger the same age as John Howard.

  181. Rex Mango

    No more booze and gotta work tomorrow, so going to bed. Game still in balance, but the Poms in the box seat. If it clouds over might be some slips catching practice this session, but Paine is fumbling a lot.

  182. Mark A

    Rex Mango
    #3154452, posted on September 13, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Michael Jagger the same age as John Howard.

    But I bet he lived life in the faster lane than J H.

  183. Mark A

    falling like autumn leafs

  184. Mark A

    What did Wade have up his sleeve there?

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Yeeeessss.
    3/170 was looking comfortable.
    No 4-fer and if they lose another one before passing 200 could be in strife.

    Aaannddd, just like that they are 7/205.

  186. Mark A

    May we post now your Lordship?

  187. Mark A

    Shyte, now I forgot what I was going to say.
    Here is a trivia instead.

    Did you know;

    The animal in the Firefox logo isn’t actually a fox; it’s a red panda.
    Called “firefox” in Chinese.

  188. feelthebern

    He was pure Texan though, down to his toes.

    He had more than a dash of Oklahoma in him.

  189. feelthebern

    Quality Garrison.
    As always.
    Thanks Tom.

  190. Mark A

    Hmm
    I didn’t know this, William C. Westmoreland prepared to use atomic weapons in Vietnam in case Khe Sanh was lost (code Fracture Jaw or Fractured Jaw) when the president, Lyndon B. Johnson, learned about it he was furious and put a stop to it.

    He wasn’t so much worried about the use of atomic weapons as such but consequences of it, as it would make the Chinese to join in on the side of NV, like they did in the Korean war.

  191. Mother Lode

    [Wayne] Swan is a hard worker and spends a lot of time poring over briefs

    Far be it from me to correct either our esteemed blog doom lord or the highly accomplished Judith Sloane, I believe the above Liberty quote got garbled somewhere.

    It should have been:

    In brief, [Wayne] Swan spends a lot of time making hard workers poorer.

  192. calli

    I realise that the likes of Johno and Calli do the heavy lifting in jousting with the vacuous imbecile,

    Not I, Danoz.

    I prefer the sidelines and presentation of half-time oranges.

  193. Mark A

    calli
    #3154483, posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:29 am

    I’m impressed.
    (by the fact that you actually read it to that sentence.)

  194. Mark A

    Unless you cheat ( which you’d never do) and search for your nick.

  195. None

    Zanetti is good today. Thanks, Tom.

  196. Snoopy

    Friday morning entertainment from WaPo

    Sotomayor’s brutal dissent unmasks an ugly truth about Trimp
    By Greg Sargent
    Opinion writer

    President Trump’s deep, seething contempt for the notion that consequential acts of governing should be based on information gathered in good faith — rather than undertaken in willful bad faith or geared toward merely propping up his lies and obsessions — is suddenly garnering a lot more serious scrutiny.

    It required a jarring juxtaposition to force this into the media consciousness — Trump’s extraordinary manipulation of governing machinery to reverse-justify an error about Hurricane Dorian that was relatively minor. But this phenomenon has been long-running, and has soaked down into many areas of government.

    Now this Trumpian corruption of our government is featured in a very tough dissent written by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in an interesting way.

    In short, Sotomayor lent support to the notion that the Trump administration is trying to ban asylum seeking at the border — a hideously cruel and radical move — in total bad faith, in the full knowledge that the facts do not remotely support their arguments, and indeed clearly illustrate that the ban will put untold numbers of people in grave danger.

    Sotomayor dissented from a Supreme Court decision released Wednesday night that will allow Trump’s asylum ban to go forward while the merits are decided. That decision, which wasn’t explained, lifted a lower-court block on the policy.

    Trump, who is pathologically devoted to slashing the numbers of desperate people permitted to even appeal for refuge at our border, and regularly rages at crossings as evidence his presidency is a failure, hailed this as a “WIN.”

    Sotomayor’s dissent — joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — argued that Trump’s asylum ban represents a radical overturning of our longstanding offer of safe refuge to the persecuted, without public input. Given the monumental stakes for those turned away, she noted, this shouldn’t stand for the many months needed to resolve the legal dispute.

    What Sotomayor said

    Trump’s new rule largely bans people from seeking asylum if they have not first applied for — and been denied — asylum in a country they passed through en route to our southern border. People from Honduras and El Salvador must be denied in Guatemala or Mexico. People from Guatemala must be denied in Mexico.

    This would effectively end asylum seeking at the border by people from the region, an indefensible retreat on our commitment to the international humanitarian principle that people fleeing horrific conditions have the right to appeal here for refuge — and get a fair hearing.

    A district court in San Francisco blocked it from going into effect. To oversimplify, this is what the high court just reversed.

    But as Sotomayor points out, in blocking the rule, the district court judge said Trump would in the end probably lose on the legal merits. The district court ruling gave three reasons for this.

    First, the government skirted rulemaking procedure. Second, the rule is inconsistent with statute, which denotes that asylum can only be denied on the basis of having passed through another country if the United States has a “safe third country” agreement with it or if the refugee is already “firmly resettled there,” neither of which applies.

    Third, the district court said the rule is likely arbitrary and capricious — that is, lacking in serious justification and undertaken in bad faith.

    In reaching this finding, the district court noted that the administration failed to demonstrate that safely applying for and getting asylum in Mexico, where most would end up trying to do that, is even feasible. This flouts the will of Congress, which makes ineligibility for asylum contingent on migrants genuinely having a safe third-country option, because if they don’t, denying them application rights here puts them at serious risk.

    Even worse, the district court noted that the administration apparently knows its new rule would not clear this threshold, and thus would put untold numbers at serious risk, but went forward with it, anyway.

    The district court said the bulk of information the administration itself supplied to justify the rule actually shows that in Mexico, migrants are regularly targeted by violence and don’t get asylum rights. “Even though this mountain of evidence points one way,” the district judge noted, the administration “went the other.”

    Bottomless bad faith

    Sotomayor’s dissent says the district court ruling “warrants respect,” and, crucially, cites that aspect of it. Sotomayor agrees the rule may be “arbitrary and capricious for failing to engage” with “evidence contradicting its conclusions,” adding that it’s “especially concerning,” because this will impact “some of the most vulnerable people in the Western Hemisphere.”

    In other words, the fact that the administration itself appears to know its rule will put untold numbers in danger itself supplies the urgent need to keep it on hold.

    “Part of why Sotomayor and Ginsburg voted to dissent is that on the merits, the district court might have got this one right,” Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told me. “There’s a strong enough argument that the government acted in bad faith.”

    All this goes directly to the heart of the ugly truth about this administration that is now becoming impossible to avoid. We’re now learning that a raging Trump pushed his staff to get the government’s top weather agency to contradict accurate official data about Dorian’s path, to prop up his falsehood about it.

    Again and again, Trump and officials have pressed government resources into service to make Trump’s lies and obsessions into truths. Again and again, Trump and officials have disregarded or buried quality government data when it undermined stated rationales for preordained decisions.

    Sotomayor’s dissent speaks directly to this larger phenomenon. We don’t know what the legal relevance of this will be in the end. But it should not be glossed over that officials likely know full well that their new rule will put untold numbers at grave risk, and are implementing it anyway — with the high court’s blessing.

  197. rugbyskier

    So what’s it like for the idealistic travel bloggers from Perth, who “wanted to visit countries that get bad press from the Western media”, getting thrown in prison in Iran on trumped up charges?

    It’s like rain on your wedding day
    It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
    It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
    And who would have thought? It figures

  198. Mark A

    Bugger it, I’d better retire before I create more adversaries.
    Specially the sharp witted kind.

  199. Mark A

    rugbyskier
    #3154488, posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:40 am

    One thing I learned or more exactly hammered into us from headquarters is that never ever get involved or even talk about local politics and religion.
    Play Sgt Schultz.

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    I am prepared, this morning, to admit that the sight of Shanghai Sam on someone else’s bike in the background outside the Chinese restaurant in today’s Rowe offering almost made me laugh. A bit.

    Involuntarily.

  201. Frank

    One thing I learned or more exactly hammered into us from headquarters is that never ever get involved or even talk about local politics and religion.

    The golden rule of cocktail parties, conversation must avoid sex, religion and politics lest the hostess have to clean blood from the carpets which would be infra dig. So of course one waits for a few drinks to go down before sauntering out and mentioning Israel and then retreats to a safe spot behind a pot plant to better view the festivities.

  202. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3154494, posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Have to go and have a peek.

  203. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bibi caught dog-whistling.”

    Oh noes! Right on cue…he must have his SS uniform on. The Joooo hating racist from Toowoomba links to a news.com.au article (and that says a lot about the Jooo hater) on Netanyahu. This makes the Jooo hater very excited…..bit like when he linked a few months ago to the article which referred to religious Joooos as “religious extremists”. The Joooo hater gets off on stuff like this…..it shows his depraved hatred of Jooos pretty well. But since the Joooo hating racist from Toowoomba cares so much about “dog-whistling”…it’s a pity he doesn’t link to the frequent……actually every day…..dog-whistling from the Palestinian Authority…..or from your average Palestinian in the streets….or from your average person walking the street in Lakemba, Sydney…..their dog-whistling would make any normal man or woman’s hair stand on end…except of course for the Jooo hating racist from Toowoomba…because that would make him very excited.

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark A,

    Yup. Macarthur got sacked for proposing to nuke Pyongyang during the Korean War. Not just planning, but preparations were in place when Truman found out and went berko.

  205. Tel

    Pssst … while this Dappy Yappy Happy is quiet for a moment. WTF is that guy all about, huh?

    Has Griggs started hiring stroke victims for his sock army … or am I getting judgmental in my old age?

    Says he’s been here before, but says it constantly, which is not what the B-man would do.

  206. Snoopy

    Bibi caught dog-whistling.

    Bob’s ears are bleeding.

  207. Top Ender

    A bid to amend or repeal ­Tasmania’s controversial transgender laws is “highly likely” followin­g a shift in the balance of power in the state’s lower house.

    The nation-first changes passed in April by Labor and the Greens, with support from ­Speaker Sue Hickey, allow sex-free birth certificates, gender change by affirmation, and ­extend hate speech protections to cover “gender expression”.

    However, the make-up of the House of Assembly changed significantly on Thursday, with former Labor MP Madeleine Ogilvie elected on a recount to replace a retiring Labor MP, declaring she would sit as an independent.

    This means the socially conservative Catholic and former ALP Right faction MP, returning to the seat of Clark she lost at the 2018 state election, will have a balance-of-power role, along with Ms Hickey.

    Ms Ogilvie is understood to have concerns about aspects of the transgender laws, as well as a history of disagreement with LGTBI activists over gay marriage. The Australian is aware Ms Ogilvie has already been ­approached by opponents of the transgender laws to enter into talks with the Liberal government on amending and ultimately ­repealing the legislation.

    Oz

  208. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3154483, posted on September 13, 2019 at 6:29 am
    I realise that the likes of Johno and Calli do the heavy lifting in jousting with the vacuous imbecile,

    Not I, Danoz.

    I prefer the sidelines and presentation of half-time oranges.”

    Calli….he probably meant me…Cassie…..and your oranges are delicious.

  209. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tel
    #3154499, posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:05 am
    Pssst … while this Dappy Yappy Happy is quiet for a moment. WTF is that guy all about, huh?”

    I’m with you Tel…..I don’t know. He seemed to be very happy to be here.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    So, buoyed by the success of a n indoor pot plant I’ve had for almost a year (from Bunnings) and hasn’t died, after a trip to Woollies during the week I came home with one of those little seed packet things. Carrots, apparently.

    Followed the instructions. Old Chinese food container. Half full of potting mix. Soil pill(!) deconstructed. Carrots in thin papery thing put on, dampened, covered in soil.

    That was last night in between Bird strikes. No activity as yet – it would appear a dozen tiny supermarket carrot seeds have brought me back to earth.

  211. lotocoti

    when Truman found out and went berko.

    I thought it was the Joint Chiefs. When they found out Harry S. had effectively given MacArthur independent release authority, they went batshit.

  212. Mark A

    KD
    Being gourmet cook, it pains me to see my beloved indoor herbs go to heaven every time I take a WDH ala our beloved ABC.
    Alas no help for it, I employed neighbors, automatic watering systems, nothing works in the long term ie. more than a few months.

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark Robinson buying into the latest conspiracy theory, ie that the remnants of the VFL are conspiring, Black Nobility style to remove the souped-up West Coast from the finals by fitting up Willie Rioli with a sample of energy drink rather than urine.

    On a related matter, Eagles staffers also appear to be cashing in, so to speak, on the Frawley death by repeatedly commenting that Rioli is receiving counselling, is a bit of a wreck and ‘is not in a good place right now’.

    Oh no you don’t, you fucking vultures. There’s a vast difference between genuine, unshakeable years-long crippling depression and being sorry you got caught. Shameless, shameless flogs.

  214. Mark A

    Should it be Well earned holiday, instead of well deserved? stuffed if I know or care.

  215. Mark A

    Eagles staffers also appear to be cashing in, so to speak, on the Frawley death

    Despicable. That’s people for you.

  216. Knuckle Dragger

    lotocoti,

    That was my understanding – happy to be corrected.

    In any event, FDR should have left him to starve on Bataan. Overrated and under-talented pissant.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here you go Numbers:

    Why Arabs Hate Palestinians (9 Sep)

    “Palestinians bring disaster to anyone who hosts them. Jordan hosted them, and there was Black September; Lebanon hosted them, and there was a civil war there; Kuwait hosted them, and they turned into Saddam Hus sein’s soldiers. Now they are using their podiums to curse us.” — Moh ammed al-Shaikh, Saudi author, RT Arabic, August 13, 2019.

    Basically the Arab nation states are completely fed up with the Palis, and their flirting with Iran has made them furious. If the Saudis, Egyptians and Jordanians can come to an accommodation with Israel why can’t the Palis?

  218. calli

    Mark A. In answer to your question.

    Have a card.

  219. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ramirez and Stiglitch for me today, thanx Tom.
    Great to have such a wide choice to start the day, every day.
    There’s no way I would have the energy or know-how to gather this lot myself.

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