Open Forum: September 14, 2019

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  1. feelthebern

    hmm…..I reckon you’re a self hating Chinaman, IT.

  2. Hazmatic

    Unlike Colebatch, I don’t write fiction.
    As for plagiarism, I must be psychic, having never read the book you refer to.

    “I must be psychic”. Every time. When it comes to academic fraud, that is always the first response…

    Every single time.

    I know you struggle differentiating fiction from fact – Solzhenitsyn anybody?

    The criticism directed at Colebatch by Stanley was legitimate but trivial. The treachery of Australian trade unions in the Second World War is an established fact not fiction.

    Fair warning. You will be held to precisely the same standard that Stanley set for Colebatch.;)

    Just make sure that you cross every T and dot every I.

    It starts with the “rock-hard fruit.”

    Who says that?

  3. Steve trickler

    Lazlo
    #3157464, posted on September 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm
    I saw Sputnik flying overhead with my own eyes. Top that.

    Best i can do is being in Carnarvon and watching Columbia on the horizon in 1982….i think?

  4. Rex Mango

    It is a trivial but legitimate criticism, to say that your criticism was legitimate, but trivial.

  5. Steve trickler

    I’ll go with 1982.

  6. Rex Mango

    Not sure every single time a sentence.

  7. Rex Mango

    Dad had us trying to spot Skylab and went to bed that night having nightmares regarding this concept of ‘satellites’ hovering about the place in the trees etc.

  8. Zyconoclast

    Adelaide needs a team in the gay league. Can’t possibly think of a nickname.

    The Dunstans.

    The uniform will consist of pink shorts and a white shirt.

  9. Rex Mango

    Could be wrong, but believe; It starts with the “rock-hard fruit.” is a Vietnam War reference used by another historian on this blog.

  10. Zyconoclast

    Adelaide needs a team in the gay league. Can’t possibly think of a nickname.

    The Chrissy Pine Black Fists

    The Alexander Downer Fishnets

  11. egg_

    India’s Chandrayaan-2 was an ambitious three-part mission, with an orbiter settled into circling the moon and a lander and rover that were meant to make a soft touchdown on Sept. 6. But late in the landing process, the Vikram lander went silent, and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is running out of time to reconnect with the robot. If it cannot, the incident will mark the second lunar lander lost this year, joining Israel’s Beresheet mission. For the U.S., which hasn’t attempted to land on the moon since the Apollo program but wants to again soon, it’s a stark reminder of the difficulty of spaceflight.

    They’re all at it chasing resources, just like Antarctica.

  12. Rex Mango

    Egg, the theory is that whoever owns the Moon owns the world. Helium Three could power our fusion reactors. Tend to agree. Lets get back there and strip mine the joint. Now gotta go to bed. Can’t seem to link anymore since the computer upgraded, but here is what Steve Trickler should be listening to:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrkEDe6Ljqs

  13. Cpt Seahawks

    Question about Venezuala.
    If I think Chavez was better than the current leader in terms of building production, am I a lefty?

  14. Steve trickler

    Respect. Skills on show.



  15. Leigh Lowe

    Adelaide needs a team in the gay league. Can’t possibly think of a nickname.

    “Adelaide” will do.
    That name alone conveys sufficient gayness.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3157466, posted on September 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Why Apple can no longer make Apple products in the US. There aren’t any tool and dye makers in the US to fill an interview room.

    That is a blindside by Apple to justify making Chink phones.
    The percentage of tool and dye makers as a percentage of Apple’s manufacturing workforce would be 3/8 of a poofteenth of fuck all, and tool-making is totally separated from the daily manufacturing process.
    If you have to make tooling offshore, so be it, but that isn’t an excuse to offshore all manufacturing.
    This is Apple PR spinning it because offshoring now has a stench about it.

  17. Snoopy

    If you have to make tooling offshore, so be it, but that isn’t an excuse to offshore all manufacturing.

    The US auto industry, among many others, seems to manage.

  18. None

    Mackellar MP Jason Falinski has penned a scathing letter, aimed at Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan after the council voted to declare a climate emergency. In the letter, which is not short on sarcasm, he calls on the mayor to concentrate on collecting

    …rubbish, I suppose.

    State goverments have the power to remove councils and they should remove any council that declares “climate emergencies” – a total nonsense which is simply used as justification for fascists to run riot.

  19. None

    Schools in fear of same-sex activists

    Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher has warned activists ‘threaten’ religious schools.

    Absolutely correct. And good to see Fisher stepping up. ALL CATHOLIC BISHOPS AND CLERGY MUST STEP UP, as too all other orthodox ministers and priests.

  20. Mark A

    Did You Know?

    It takes 323 years for the light of the North Star to reach Earth; if it winked out of existence today, we’d still be referencing it well into the 24th century.

    I was worried there for a moment that we lose one method of directional guidance.

  21. Snoopy

    I was worried there for a moment that we lose one method of directional guidance.

    Stay worried. It may have winked out 322 years ago.

  22. RobK

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/network-giant-says-renewables-transition-will-deliver-lower-prices-and-cut-emissions-16592/
    This is the usual article boosting the pros of RE but has the honesty to finish this closing paragraph:

    “It is … evidence that the industry and development of opportunities is slowing with uncertainty in price curves, and concerns around grid stability and connection leading to material risks around such things as: curtailment, run-back schemes, MLFs and additional capital requirements for extra plant such as harmonic filters and synchronous condensers.

    Of course no mention of addiction to subsidies nor complexity issues.
    MLF=marginal loss factor, this is transmission losses due to distance and poor Power Factor correction. Hidden costs. Industry knows but loves its subsidies. It’s what we have been saying all along. Wake up Canberra.

  23. Tintarella di Luna

    Only a few months ago Gladys had the state of New South Wales at her feet and what does she do? She lets somebody not even in her own party drive a wedge between her and the voters with a radical abortion bill without even a peep from her. I thought she was a politician whose stock in trade is doing what is possible. That sort of lack of judgement must not go unpunished.

    What’s more, I thought she was a Christian but it seems that Christianity is so “deeply personal” that it can’t be found.

    Gladys is Judy to Photios’ Punch except she’s wearing the punches, elf-inflicted — only now that she’s feeling the heat from a very cheesed-off she’s saying she supports the amendments which will humanise this legislative barbarity, but remember this — Gladys voted to support the bill in all it’s unamended barbarity, so that blockhead Barilaro and most of the Nationals

  24. Tintarella di Luna

    oops – self-inflicted and cheesed-off electorate —

  25. Twostix

    Rugby Australia says it hopes to grow the number of gay rugby players in Australia and educate people about homophobia through a new alliance with a number of gay-inclusive clubs.

    Under the alliance, a new committee will be formed by RA with four Australian rugby clubs – Sydney Convicts, Melbourne Chargers, Brisbane Hustlers and Perth Rams – as well as UK-based International Gay Rugby.

    If I wanted to destroy a particular mens close contact sport this is how I’d do it too.

  26. notafan

    We all know how ‘inclusive’ gays are of orthodox Christians, not to mention weirdo Evangelicals.

  27. notafan

    And who can forget that gay rugby team that went to the US for a friendly.

  28. Mother Lode

    If I wanted to destroy a particular mens close contact sport this is how I’d do it too.

    It is the flip side to the lefts long march through the institutions: once the institution has been hijacked to serve their political purpose there is no institution left serving the original purpose.

    There is now no longer an institution dedicated to fostering the best players and promoting the game as a game. Australian movies are dead before they are even written. We produce no art that will outlive the political cause for which it is funded. Our Unis recoil from curiosity. Our councils will not trim trees and are forever reducing the amount we dispose of while handing out fines for sins of detritus.

    Do you really think the Vicar of Rugby has any grasp of rugby? Much less love of it.

  29. Up The Workers!

    Regarding the name for the South Australian football team, just call them:

    “Southwark”.

    Because:
    1). It’s just not natural; and
    2). It’s an acquired taste (sort of like hemlock); and
    3). That’s about the only way you will ever get interstate teams to ever boast: “We downed a Southwark”.

  30. Twostix

    Normal fathers wont send their sons to play in an overtly “gay friendly” contact sport.

    So you’ll end up with poofs and their gamna male pets in charge of another male institution thanks to a fag hag who looks like a priestess of baal.

    2019 Australia.

  31. Twostix

    In my world rugby has always been a sport the rich pricate school boys played.

    This is your punishment for not holding the line culturally, white rich boys!

  32. Mark A

    Snoopy
    #3157507, posted on September 17, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I was worried there for a moment that we lose one method of directional guidance.

    Stay worried. It may have winked out 322 years ago.

    Nah, I’ll be fine, bought a new GPS, the one in the car conked out, costs too much to fix it.

  33. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Gladys is Judy to Photios’ Punch except she’s wearing the punches, elf-inflicted — only now that she’s feeling the heat from a very cheesed-off she’s saying she supports the amendments which will humanise this legislative barbarity, but remember this — Gladys voted to support the bill in all it’s unamended barbarity, so that blockhead Barilaro and most of the Nationals

    gladyola is a wymensis after all

  34. Up The Workers!

    Also regarding that Adelaide football club name, there is the inspiring name: “The Mincing Poodles”.

    With an expenditure of $50 Billion and half a century for training, they should be on the field by just about the start of the 2070 season.

    I can just picture them now sashaying around the field in their regulation fishnets and high heels in formation-drills at training when the coach says: “Walkies”…

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    Why is an all-poof rugby competition required in the first place? Is it inclusive? Nooooo, you have to identify as a male penis enthusiast to get in.

    Do they seriously think that not one solitary homo has ever played the game? That people like renowned league hard man and poof (in that order, mind) Ian Roberts was teased out of the game? Try teasing that bloke about buying tampons for his ring gear and see how far you get.

    This is nothing more than an unnecessary celebration of homoness, rather than the game itself. A Mardi Gras that goes for six months instead of a week.

    They’ll be demanding equal pay next, along with the blind cricketers who play with a little bell inside the pill*.

    Take note, potential homo rugger boys. No one cares, or will ever care about gay rugby. Ever. If you were good enough you’d play in the real comps – you know, the inclusive ones. But you’re not, so play your victim rugby, whinge about not getting million-dollar sponsorships (because Qantas will have been scared off by then) and then in 30 years’ time quietly leave the room when the subject’s brought up at pub trivia nights.

    *The blind cricket guys are actually cracking blokes.

  36. Mater

    Normal fathers wont send their sons to play in an overtly “gay friendly” contact sport.

    I had a friend who acquired Hep C through a Rugby head clash. If HIV is on the rise again in the gay community, to encourage greater participation of such high risk individuals, seems unwise.

    NRL Infectious Diseases Policy

  37. Snoopy

    Not content with equating CAGW sceptics with hollowcaust deniers, Tim Flannery and TheirABC now equate sceptics with pedderphiles.

    Absolute scum.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle

    How odd then that the climate activists are abusing children like Greta to promote their scam.
    Maybe someone could ask Dr Flannery about that.

  39. Knuckle Dragger

    Gareth Whatsisname, the Welsh rugby player was and is internationally famous.

    Not because he’s a big Kylie Minogue and amyl nitrite fan, but because he was an excellent rugby player at international level for years and years. Probably inspired plenty of kiddies to take up the game.

    Maybe I’m living under a rock, but to my knowledge no boy (as yet) has watched his favourite player charge down a kick then run 40 metres for a try, then look up at his Dad and say, ‘I want to grow up and lick semen off gay nightclub floors at four in the morning, just like that guy.’

  40. stackja

    CHERYL’S MURDER REVIEW

    THE pensioner who confessed to the murder of little Cheryl Grimmer at Wollongong’s Fairy Meadow beach in 1970 may be forced to give evidence for the first time as homicide detectives review one of the state’s oldest unsolved cases.

    It comes as NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan called for the files on the three-year-old’s disappearance after Cheryl’s brother Ricki Nash called for a second inquest.

    The first inquest in 2011 did not call as a witness the man who had confessed in 1971 to snatching and killing Cheryl because “he could not be found”. The man, a 66 year-old retired security guard, cannot be named because he was 15 years old and a juvenile when Cheryl disappeared.

    NSW justice!

  41. feelthebern

    A few Cats commented on it last night.
    The Chris Kenny panel that discussed the Jacinta Price situation in Coffs was one for the ages.
    Chris Kenny kept on comparing what Ms Price went through to the pre Civil War South.
    I think a better comparison would have been a certain golf club in the eastern suburbs & the hoops they made people jump through if they not WASP’s.
    Or certain clubs on campus at Sydney Uni not so long ago.
    I look forward the next time Quentin Dempster tweets his outrage at anything in the future considering how his deep racism was on show for all last night.

  42. Cassie of Sydney

    Just wrote on a comment on the OZ story about Shanghai Sam and Q&A….apparently he was on the Q&A panel last night….the comment took less than sixty seconds to be rejected. So I quickly wrote and sent a complaint and the comment has now been accepted.…here it is…

    “”he has been attempting to call embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu so he can counsel her to resign from federal politics.”

    Well he has chutzpah..doesn’t he?

    But seriously, what ensued last night was that my taxes paid for a programme that gave Sam Dastyari, a man who had to resign from the senate under a very foggy cloud and a man who has always been and clearly always will be a shameless attention seeker and self promoter, a platform to spruik himself and paint himself as a martyr. So let’s get this straight…..there is no comparison between Dastyari and Liu. Clearly Dastyari has learnt nothing and refuses to pull his head in.

    Just wondering, did anyone ask Dastyari about……

    NSW Labor and ICAC?
    Riding bicycles illegally on footpaths?

    Q&A…an eternal joke and a very bad one at that. “

  43. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3157532, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:14 am

    To my knowledge no boy (as yet) has watched his favourite player charge down a kick then run 40 metres for a try, then look up at his Dad and say, ‘I want to grow up and lick semen off gay nightclub floors at four in the morning, just like that guy.’

    If you’re trying to put us off gay sex, it’s working a treat. Thanks.

  44. Cassie of Sydney

    “I look forward the next time Quentin Dempster tweets his outrage at anything in the future considering how his deep racism was on show for all last night.”

    I watched it too and thought exactly like you Bern…..Dumpster found it very difficult to contain his animus towards Jacinta….because you know…how dare an indigenous woman think outside the box….how dare an indigenous woman think differently to the likes of Dumpster and their ABC far-left groupthink. I thought that Kenny handled him well…what I like about Kenny..unlike Blot…is that Kenny doesn’t care if the left loathe him.

  45. Mark A

    stackja
    #3157533, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:15 am

    The first inquest in 2011 did not call as a witness the man who had confessed in 1971 to snatching and killing Cheryl because “he could not be found”. The man, a 66 year-old retired security guard, cannot be named because he was 15 years old and a juvenile when Cheryl disappeared.

    Come again?
    He is 66 now fergodsake. You name a child victim of the time but not the guilty party?
    What sort of an upside down world is this?

  46. calli

    Flannery is hysterical.

    In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed.

    I think the word he was looking for was “pissant”.

    Should we continue to use words to try to win the debate? Or should we become climate rebels? Changing the language around climate denialism will, I hope, sharpen our focus as we ponder what comes next.

    We know what you want, Tim. You want blood on the streets. You want to whip up fear and anger and desire to do evil deeds amongst the young to achieve your goals. You want ordinary people to suffer so you can continue to reap the bounty of endless, useless funding and the prestige of a “seer”.

    What an evil person you are.

  47. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark A,

    Cheery good morning wishes to you. Hope you’re not a morning yoghurt fan.

  48. Empire 5:5

    Current and Former Precious Metals Traders Charged with Multi-Year Market Manipulation Racketeering Conspiracy:

    Two current precious metals traders and one former trader in the New York offices of a U.S. bank (Bank A) were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes in connection with the manipulation of the markets for precious metals futures contracts, which spanned over eight years and involved thousands of unlawful trading sequences.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/current-and-former-precious-metals-traders-charged-multi-year-market-manipulation

  49. Tintarella di Luna

    gladyola is a wymensis after all

    NSFW As distinct from Emily Ratajkowski’s strategic anthruium

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    It takes 323 years for the light of the North Star to reach Earth; if it winked out of existence today, we’d still be referencing it well into the 24th century.

    Pole stars are like buses, if you lose one another one will be along in a while.

    Past and future pole stars. Indeed, Thuban at times made a better pole star than our modern Polaris. Various sources claim that Thuban almost exactly pinpointed the position of the north celestial pole in the year 2787 B.C.

    Meanwhile, our modern Polaris – which many centuries ago was an ordinary star known by the name Phoenice – won’t match Thuban’s precision when it most closely aligns with the north celestial pole on March 24, 2100. Polaris will be 27’09” (0.4525 degrees) from the north celestial pole at that time (a little less than the angular diameter of the moon when at its farthest from Earth), according to the computational wizard Jean Meeus.

    The Northern Hemisphere also has had long stretches without a pole star. After the reign of Thuban but before that of Polaris, Kochab in the Little Dipper served as a rather poor pole star in 1100 B.C. Kochab was only half again as close to the north celestial pole as it is today.

    Looking into the future, Errai will become the northern pole star around 4000 A,D, and Alderamin will take its turn around 7500 A.D.

    As for the southern pole I just use the same rule of thumb I learned in scouts: run a line down the southern cross and one between alpha and beta centauri and where the lines intersect is South. That should be good for the next few thousand years.

  51. feelthebern

    Chris Kenny is up & down.
    But last night he let Dempster & that other mental pygmy off very lightly.
    Bottom line in Australia, you don’t have to scratch the surface of the left very hard to see there is a deep vein of racism.
    Dempster just tried (poorly) to hide his behind leftist group-think.

  52. Top Ender

    Some people on this site are confusing units of measurement – see last 24 hours.

    This handy table will let you know what units to use for what situation – was in common use in my time in.

    Naval Units of Measurement

    Confused by naval terminology? Here is a useful list of words and their explanations. These units are neither metric nor imperial but are of a scale that can be precisely understood by the salt-encrusted tar and his long suffering messmates.

    2/5 of 5/8 of the square root of FA
    The formula used by DEFPAY to calculate pay increases after tax. (DEFPAY = Defence Pay System)

    2 squirts of cats piss
    The exact amount of concern the COXN shows you when you advise him you have lost your wallet. (Coxswain – The senior sailor onboard a Naval vessel who is responsible for discipline and the regulation of the ship.)

    Bee’s dick
    The difference between the length of the piece of shoring you have cut too short and the actual distance it needs to stretch. This is only discovered after an enormous amount of effort has been expended to get the shoring back to where it was needed and just before discovering that there is no more lumber available for shoring. (Shoring = timber used to temporarily repair damage to a vessel.)

    Bulk
    The number of Chux cloths held by the Bosun’s Store which will never be used.

    Buckets
    The amount of ice cream available to the (apparently) vindictive and mean minded cooks who have seemingly singled you out for ice cream starvation.

    Chockas
    How full your boot bag has become over the course of one deployment.

    Crock
    The amount of misleading information given to you by a Leading Hand who thinks he’s funny. (Leading Hand = naval vernacular for Leading Seaman, RAN rank equivalent to Corporal.)

    Diddley squat
    The amount of concern the entire mess feels when the cooks run out of parsley.

    Dollop
    The amount of sunscreen which will cover all bare skin and be absorbed without leaving a mess, and which you asked for in the first place.

    Ginormous
    The size of the piece of equipment you have to fit into a compartment that is smaller than a shoe box.

    Gutfull
    The amount of experience required prior to discharge.

    Heaps
    The approximate amount of ice cream the guy in front of you has been given by the cooks.

    Huge
    A point on an open-ended scale used to judge how good a run ashore was which lies roughly between GREAT and BRILLIANT. (Run Ashore – Naval colloquialism for a short period of shore leave, such as a visit to the local art gallery, which sailors often enjoy…)

    Humungous
    The size of the bouncer you just called a “brainless shit head” for not letting you into the club/pub (he claims you are too inebriated) and who intends to discuss it with you in the car park.

    Jot
    The amount of physical effort required to turn off the lights when you leave a compartment which is, amazingly, too much to expend.

    Mega
    A “new age” expression which indicates an exceptional run ashore where we had a great time, but just can’t remember the details right now.

    Nipply
    The temperature has dropped to the stage where you are covered in goosebumps but the QM will still not let you wear your woolley pulley. (QM – 6 QM – (Quarter Master) Sailor in charge of the ship’s gangway area.)

    Pinch-o-shit
    The amount of misleading advice you include in good advice which makes it hilarious and adds spice to vital points.

    Poofteenth
    The distance the end of your rifle barrel moved while you were at attention in the guard which caused the POBM’s red faced tirade and apparent epileptic fit. (POBM – Petty Officer Bosun’s Mate – A senior seamanship specialist sailor, often in charge of a ceremonial squad.)

    Poofteenth of a fairy’s fart
    The exact amount by which your pay will increase when you get promoted.

    Schmick
    The measurement of the minimum amount of common sense the newly-joined Seaman will require but which they appear not to have.

    Shit tin
    A weight measurement indicating the precise amount a person may carry, plus two kilograms

    Shitload
    Although often confused with Shit tin, this is an estimation of the amount already carried from the wharf and around the ship before someone finally decides where to store it. (total distance of approx. 40 nautical miles)

    Smidgen/smidge
    Enough oil to lubricate a device and still leave enough to drip freely onto a freshly painted deck.

    Squillions
    The contents of the pay packet of an average maintainer.

    Stinking hot
    The temperature achieved only in the tropics which is noted when the paint dries on the brush before it can be applied to the deck.

    Stuff all
    The amount of ice cream you receive.

    Stuff all
    How much toilet paper is left in Naval Stores a week prior to the end of the deployment.

    Tad
    A squirt of sunscreen that is slightly more than that required to cover a patch of skin and will not be absorbed by the skin, but will leave greasy smears on skin and clothing.

    Truck loads
    Approximate amount of stores which have been delivered to the ship and which must be brought onboard by you and one scrawny writer with a bad back. (Writer – naval clerk)

    Yonks
    Either the time it takes for seaweed to grow on the hull or to get a chief out of the mess.

    You beauties

    An approximation on how new and useful a piece of equipment is despite the user having no experience on it.

    Zip
    What’s left in your wallet after a good port.

  53. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3157540, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Mark A,

    Cheery good morning wishes to you. Hope you’re not a morning yoghurt fan.

    And Cheers to you too KD, I’m in my cups, 11:28PM here.
    But the thought of your comment putting some off his/her brekky crossed my mind.

  54. Empire 5:5

    Snoopy
    #3157529, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:07 am
    Not content with equating CAGW sceptics with hollowcaust deniers, Tim Flannery and TheirABC now equate sceptics with pedderphiles.

    Absolute scum.

    Nuclear grade projection. They know what’s coming and they are panicking. Expect more hysteria and lying.

  55. feelthebern

    What’s the measurements used when it comes to glory holes?
    You missed that one.

  56. Tintarella di Luna

    Arthurium – accuracy is essential

  57. feelthebern

    Empire, the FT ran that last night outing JP Morgan as the key to the whole case.
    I reckon someone flipped at JP Morgan to get their mitts on the bounty.

  58. Tintarella di Luna

    Anthurium – haha

  59. calli

    Excellent, Top Ender.

    “Half of bugger all” is a unit of measurement in building. Good when calculating tolerances. 😀

  60. calli

    On Flannery’s frantic ABC piece – what’s the odds of Richard Glover’s threat to tattoo “deniers” gaining currency?

    It was proposed as a “joke” a few years back and quickly buried. Too soon. The times are ripening for it to become serious.

  61. Mark A

    calli
    #3157552, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Excellent, Top Ender.

    “Half of bugger all” is a unit of measurement in building. Good when calculating tolerances. 😀

    Hence Bunnings and gap fillers.

  62. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Top Ender – this will be useful when measuring shelving needed

  63. lotocoti

    Eighty years ago, the peace and freedom loving peoples of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics joined their fraternal socialist comrades from Germany in the destruction of Poland.
    The Poles weren’t expecting this, but rather the promised French counter invasion of Germany.
    The French did invade, but the Poles where hoping for something more substantive than a couple of poilus wandering into the Saarland for a picnic, then wandering out.
    Nothing came of a French plan to bomb Soviet oilfields in response to their invasion of Poland.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Richard Glover’s threat to tattoo “deniers”’

    Finally. A neck tatt we can all enjoy.

  65. Mak Siccar

    calli
    #3157552, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:31 am
    Excellent, Top Ender.

    “Half of bugger all” is a unit of measurement in building. Good when calculating tolerances.

    My old structural engineering boss’s unit of measurement for very small dimensions/distances was ‘half the width of a spider’s tommy’.

  66. Mother Lode

    Should we continue to use words to try to win the debate?

    The fact that you have not won the debate does not mean you get to force everyone else to live as if you did.

    We are having Flanneries of rain in Sydney today. Clearly nature is so woefully ignorant of the models that we should stop consulting it for evidence.

    F-wit.

  67. Mark A

    Israeli elections, one has the feeling that this journo, Chemi Shalev, does not like Bibi very much.
    “On Election Day, It’s the Prince of Darkness vs. Israel’s Very Soul”

    Doesn’t mince words for sure.

  68. Mater

    Eighty years ago, the peace and freedom loving peoples of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics joined their fraternal socialist comrades from Germany in the destruction of Poland.

    Warsaw suffered particularly severely with a combination of aerial bombardment and artillery fire reducing large parts of its historic city centre to rubble.[46] The Soviet Union assisted the Germans by allowing them to use a radio beacon from Minsk to guide their planes.[47]

  69. Cassie of Sydney

    Flummery is one of Skank Steggall’s climate change advisors.

  70. feelthebern

    Steggall is the best case of a walking CTE sufferer since Milo.

  71. Eyrie

    Best comment I ever read about Apollo being faked was from one of the German rocket engineers involved.
    When asked about it he said they thought about faking it but decided it was just easier to go to the Moon.

    I remember seeing Sputnik 1 (or the top rocket stage which was much larger) in 1957 and also Apollo 13 45 minutes after launch as it passed over Perth at around 4 am. large and bright and fizzy from the fuel venting and possibly attitude thruster exhaust. Also seen the Shuttle and the ISS.

    To fake all of this is simply unbelievable.

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    Chemi Shalev is a left-wing germalist who writes for Haaretz…..a newspaper which has always been a left of centre newspaper but is now far-left. Chemi Shalev loathes Bibi.

  73. Shy Ted

    Gay NRL Infectious Diseases Policy will be “kiss and make up” or possibly “kiss and put on make up”. May change after discussion with Benjamin Law.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    Milo Kerrigan is the greatest TV personality of the past 150 years.

    No ifs. No buts. No discussion. The End.

    MOOOOOO!

  75. Eyrie

    Managed to escape from the People’s Republic of Jacindaland. Forget about NZ as a bolthole, cats and kittehs.
    The local media are full of government this and government that and the government needs to… etc etc and most people are happy to go along with it.

  76. Cassie of Sydney

    Apparently the spill against Gladhag is off.

  77. Eyrie

    NZ also has very high housing costs, food costs and fuel costs.

  78. Mark A

    Eyrie
    #3157569, posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:56 am

    The local media are full of government this and government that and the government needs to… etc etc and most people are happy to go along with it.

    I blame all that sheep, somehow they transfer/imprint their personality on NZers.

  79. Old School Conservative

    Thanks for the naval terminology TE.
    My late father used many of those expressions and he was WWII RN, so there’s a rich history in your analysis.

  80. Tintarella di Luna

    Apparently the spill against Gladhag is off.

    A deal has been done, if the amendments go through it will have to go back to the Legislative Assembly — then the Nationals might get a chance to vote it down and for the whole thing to die — this is the only way this can be buried

    Gladys is now totally damaged goods, how could she ever be trusted again by the electorate as for Brad Hazzard he certainly is a hazard to unborn children – the guy has been in parliament since 1991 and over those years I have seen him in so many shadow portfolio and portfolio roles — captured by the bureaucracy for the most part and ineffective unless of course sex selection and full-term abortion needs backing

  81. Tintarella di Luna

    Flummery is one of Skank Steggall’s climate change advisors.

    No wonder she can’t afford an EV

  82. Top Ender

    The Smithsonian Institute of Air and Space in Washington DC has a very impressive collection of space bits from the Mercurys onward.

    Includes a Skylab made out of bits of a Saturn V.

    Last January we were in Houston and walked around a Saturn laid on its side in a NASA shed. Most impressive piece of engineering.

    I see NASA is still saying it will be on Mars by 2024:

    With Artemis, we will see the first woman and next man set foot on and explore the Moon by 2024, and a new class of American Moon walkers will inspire the next generation. With our goal of sending humans to Mars, Artemis is the first step to begin this next era of exploration.

    Last Updated: June 29, 2019 Link

  83. Dr Faustus

    In Will End in Tears news:
    Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese ‘dollar diplomacy’

    Solomons MP Peter Shanel Agovaka told a parliamentary committee earlier this month that after four decades of independence and a long-term alliance with Taiwan, it was time to make a change.

    “We cannot sit for the next 40 years with our friends Taiwan. It is time that we make new friends — it’s time that we should move on with our life,” Mr Agovaka said, according to a recording obtained by Reuters.

    “To be honest, when it comes to economics and politics, Taiwan is completely useless to us,” Mr Sogavare said in an interview with the Australian National University’s Little Red Podcast in July.

    Beijing could assist the Solomon Islands to “establish a military force”, he said, something that Taipei was incapable of doing.

    To be honest, I don’t think China has bought a quality product.

  84. feelthebern

    Genuine question.
    How can anyone compete with the dollars the Chinese are throwing at the Pacific?

  85. Mother Lode

    With Artemis, we will see the first woman and next man set foot on and explore the Moon by 2024

    How many of the boffins really care about whether it is a woman or a man that steps off the new spacecraft they are designing with its millions of carefully calibrated parts which have to work perfectly to get the crew there alive and back again – but I suppose they have to simplify and tailor their message into something scummy politicians will want to pose with.

  86. lotocoti

    2/5 of 5/8 of the square root of FA

    To give an appreciation of how small this number is, some first year Cadet Midshipmen were once given a pay rise so minute, that it would only have been a whole number if it had been backdated to the repeal of the Corn Laws.

  87. notafan

    Memo to Flannery

    A large proportion of our children already perish, via abortion.

    Blaming Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt for the alleged destruction of our planet is beyond ludicrous.

    The father of failed predictions is getting more and more hysterical.

    He’s the primary reason I no longer believe in ‘climate change’

  88. Tel

    In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed.

    Every single point he listed is a lie.

    Glaciers are not melting anywhere near as quick as predicted. Glacier National Park was supposedly going to be completely gone by 2030 … until they quietly pretended they never made that prediction.

    Fires have always been a problem, but nothing to do with any “climate change”. Overall fires were worse 100 years ago and the problem can be controlled by fuel reduction and fire breaks. This was well understood when I was a kid … the fires only started getting worse once supposed “Greens” decided to destroy the environment by preventing any controlled burning in winter … this is totally a management issue and nothing else.

    Dr. Ryan N. Maue has been tracking Accumulated Cyclone Energy and Global Tropical Storm and Hurricane frequency longer than anyone else I know of, with neither chart showing long term trend up or down, but plenty of short term variability. It roughly follows PDO.

    There is literally no such thing as acid ocean. All ocean is alkaline and it would be expected because the whole thing is loaded with calcium carbonate in the form of sea shells, reef, etc. Ask your local chemists about carbonate and alkaline buffering. The whole fear-mongering about acid oceans is 100% bullshit and completely impossible.

    Rising sea level was supposed to swamp the cities already, and it hasn’t happened. Overall much less that originally predicted, and no sign whatsoever of acceleration. Flannery himself purchased property only a tiny bit above sea level. The only thing he has is lies, and every one has been debunked many times over. Every one, over and over.

  89. John Constantine

    The way to compete with OBOR is to pay eight percent kickback commission to the politicals that sign their country up, instead if the measly seven percent the chicoms pay upfront.

    Structure the deal correctly and the bribes pay for themselves time and time again.

    It only costs the proles of the signed over nation.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  90. Dr Faustus

    BoJo wimped it.

    So, not a set up then?

    Source says No 10 asked for press conference inside so that the two leaders could be heard over the small but very noisy protest, but request was rejected and insisted on having it outside with the 2 podiums

    At least it gave Xavier Bettel his 15 minutes of fame.

  91. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Tristrams at the BBC goes ultra woke. The Last Night of the Proms, the annual declaration of “Britons Never, Never Shall Be Slaves,’ has been hijacked. EU flags handed out by the thousand, Just in case Brexit Britain failed to get the message, the BBC chose to add insult to injury by opening this year’s Last Night a piece called ‘Woke’ by a half-Eritrean composer, and during that most sacred anthem “Rule Britannia” the salad dodging soprano on stage waves around a rainbow flag. Back in the day people used camp out in SW7 to get tickets for this event. I wonder…

  92. Fisky

    Gray Connolly
    @GrayConnolly
    ·
    2h
    Good morning all & OTD 80 years ago, the Soviets invaded Poland to support the Soviets’ ally, Nazi Germany, per the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The Soviets murdered much of the Polish nobility & clergy in the Katyn Forest massacre. The Soviet-Nazi alliance continued until Barbarossa

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    BoJo wimped it.

    ROFLMAO.

    Boris Johnson victim of deliberate plot by Luxembourg to humiliate PM at Brexit meeting

    Even though Boris’s team repeatedly asked to move the press conference inside due to the noise coming from Remainer protestors Luxembourg refused. Number 10 and Luxembourg Government could not even agree how and where to hold the press conference. The Downing Street source said: “The whole series of events is extraordinary and reflects far more on them than it does us.”

    But a Luxembourg Government officials has said there was no room big enough to transfer the press conference inside and the Lectern was not removed because it was wired up.

    Pull the other one it has bells on.

    As I recall Britain helped liberate Luxembourg twice, at the cost of much blood and treasure. Fine thanks they get from them.

  94. Tom

    BoJo wimped it.

    LOL. The resident simpleton thinks everyone else is as dumb as he is.

  95. Mother Lode

    As I recall Britain helped liberate Luxembourg twice, at the cost of much blood and treasure. Fine thanks they get from them.

    Greatness has long since departed Europe.

    All the current crop had to do was be diligent curators of the most splendid museum in world history.

    Instead they migrated to the snack bar stuffing themselves on the remaining inventory of chocolates and peanuts while tourists mill about the postcards.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    Peacenik Luxembourgian hippies protesting against the imminent departure of England from the EU, thus leaving them even more at the mercy (if that were possible) ze Chermans. Again.

    ‘Please don’t leave,’ they chanted.

  97. Tintarella di Luna

    As I recall Britain helped liberate Luxembourg twice, at the cost of much blood and treasure. Fine thanks they get from them

    Quite I suppose they want to avoid invasion by the EU Army shen the time comes

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fears of delay in war crime inquiry

    exclusive
    Paul Maley
    National Security Editor
    @paul_maley
    12:00AM September 17, 2019
    7 Comments

    The NSW Supreme Court judge heading a highly secret inquiry into possible war crimes committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan has returned to ­active service on the bench, raising concerns that the long-running investigation is set to drag on even longer.

    Australian Defence Association executive director Neil James said longstanding delays in wrapping up the Afghan inquiry, entering its fourth year, were taking a heavy toll on those targeted, as well as delaying much needed reforms to special forces.

    “Given the length of the ­inquiry and the secrecy provisions involved necessarily by law, there is growing disquiet now about the length of time this is taking,’’ Mr James said. “The longer it takes, the bigger the problem with not only reforming special forces culture but in ­ensuring public confidence is retained.’’

    Recently departed Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson agreed, saying the situation had reached the point where the Defence Department owed special forces members an explanation.

    “I struggle to understand why an inquiry of this nature should take as long as a royal commission into institutional abuse into children,” Dr Nelson said.

    Among those embroiled in the war crimes allegations is Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith. Mr Roberts-Smith is locked in a defamation action against the former Fairfax Media, now Nine newspapers, over a ­series of articles he claims portrayed him as a war criminal and bully. Mr Roberts-Smith denies any wrongdoing.

    Court lists show that NSW ­Supreme Court judge Paul Brereton, who was tasked with running the inquiry on behalf of the ­Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force, has been presiding over trials in the NSW Court of Appeal.

    In May 2016, the IGADF launched an investigation into longstanding concerns that special forces soldiers had breached the laws of war during the conflict in Afghanistan, including unlawful killings.

    It followed a highly secretive review into overseas spy agency ASIS, which uncovered potential information about one of the special forces units, the Special Air Service Regiment, which was passed on to both the Chief of the Defence Force and the IGADF.

    Justice Brereton was appointed to the NSW Court of Appeal in August last year. A spokeswoman for the court said at the time that the judge would take leave to complete the Afghan investigation. “(Justice Brereton) has been granted additional leave from the court — to be taken shortly — to complete the ADF Inquiry,’’ the spokeswoman said in August last year.

    The Defence Department said that Justice Brereton was ‘’sometimes on full-time duty’’, depending on the inquiry’s work.

    From the Oz.

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    The Poms, gaily waving the Butcher’s Apron, after liberating Luxembourg should have scorched earthed the entire place until it was flat and burned to a crisp, after having removed and kept anything of value.

    An afternoon’s work.

    Then given it back to the Krauts. Or the French.

  100. “Half of bugger all”

    “A bee’s dick.” = 2 X “bugger all” ?

  101. feelthebern

    & just like that, Eli Manning is replaced.

  102. 1735099

    As I recall Britain helped liberate Luxembourg twice, at the cost of much blood and treasure. Fine thanks they get from them.

    And the poor old Brits (or at least the English elite) haven’t gotten over the fact that whilst they “won” WW2, they well and truly lost the empire.
    And many are still wallowing in nostalgia.
    Boris is no help…..

  103. feelthebern

    The NFL is a brutal sport.
    On & off the field.

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    I read IGADF as IDGAF don’t know how that happened

  105. Tel

    Number 10 and Luxembourg Government could not even agree how and where to hold the press conference.

    If BoJo had any guts he should have called it off.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anniversary, today, of the start of Operation Market Garden, during Wobbly Wobbly Two – the attempt to use paratroopers to seize the bridges over the Waal and the Rhine, outflank the German West Wall, drive into the Ruhr, and end the war by the end of 1944.

  107. Up The Workers!

    Regarding the latest apocalyptic catastropharian babblings of comical climate-fraudster, carpet-bagger and professional Wrongologist, Brother Flim Flannery, (Repent and be Saved, Oh you Sinners!) I would suggest that an independent measuring of the distance between his nostrils and sea-level, would find that they are nearly 1.6 metres higher in altitude today, than they were when he was regrettably born.

    Far from being more likely to drown in his Humpty-Dumpty imaginary “rising sea levels”, he is demonstrably less likely to drown, as he is considerably taller now than he was when born. Any “rising” of sea levels during that time (if at all), has evidently failed to keep pace with his own personal growth spurt.

    Have you noticed the so-called C.A.G.W. “rising sea levels” lapping your nostrils lately?

    Me neither!

    I thought he said that we would all cruelly die of thirst in the dry dessicated deserts where our reservoirs, weirs and dams all used to be before the rains finally stopped once and for all, way back in the 1990’s – but now he is gillarding that we are all going to be drowned in those same dry, dessicated deserts instead.

    Maybe he thinks we will be drowned by dry ice?

    “Finking”, competence, accuracy, sincerity, scientific credibility and weather-guessing are not things the Left does well at.

  108. struth

    Right there we see a man full of contempt and envy regarding the west with Sniffy’s comment.
    If Hitler were alive today he’d be as resentful as his left wing mate above.

  109. stackja

    Meanwhile Sydney drenched, Blue Mountains snow. Unfortunately inland still dry,

    Tim then left Melbourne for Sydney, enjoying its subtropical climate and species diversity.

    Melbourne too cold?

    Flannery earned a doctorate at the University of New South Wales in Palaeontology for his work on the evolution of macropods (kangaroos)

    Then Climate Commission and Climate Council.

    Tim Flannery is a professorial fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at University of Melbourne, the chief councillor at the Climate Council and a former Australian of the Year.

  110. cohenite

    Britain has always had its traitors, high and low of the social stratum; and its useful idiots; BREXIT is once again exposing en masse those traitors and useful idiots. The upcoming SC decision about whether Bojo correctly suspended parliament will be indicative.

  111. Diogenes

    Things that make you feel old #6576 & #6577.
    The first computer language I ever learned is only a month younger than I, and my Seniors Card has arrived. Coincidence ?

    IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
    PROGRAM-ID. HAPPY-BIRTHDAY.

    DATA DIVISION.
    WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
    01 COBOL PIC X(25).
    01 COUNT PIC(9).

    PROCEDURE DIVISION
    MOVE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU” TO COBOL.
    PERFORM A1-SING UNTIL COUNT=2
    MOVE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR COBOL’ TO COBOL.
    DISPLAY COBOL.
    MOVE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU” TO COBOL.
    DISPLAY COBOL.
    STOP RUN.

    A1-SING.
    DISPLAY COBOL.
    ADD 1 TO COUNT.

  112. JC

    Hey stack

    What’s happening with the weather in Omaha?

  113. Mark A

    Diogenes
    #3157611, posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Things that make you feel old #6576 & #6577.
    The first computer language I ever learned is only a month younger than I, and my Seniors Card has arrived. Coincidence ?

    I hope you will have a very long life but even so Cobol probably outlive us all who learned it.

  114. Speedbox

    Russia has offered to sell Saudi Arabia the S-300 missile defence system.

    Cheeky buggers. 🙂

  115. Mother Lode

    “I struggle to understand why an inquiry of this nature should take as long as a royal commission into institutional abuse into children,” Dr Nelson said.

    Because it is not east to concoct ‘failures’ in the special forces that can only be remedied by increasing wymmynses, gays and the minorities.

  116. cohenite

    “I struggle to understand why an inquiry of this nature should take as long as a royal commission into institutional abuse into children,” Dr Nelson said.

    Because the accusers have to be in the same room as Roberts-Smith.

  117. stackja

    JC posted:

    JC
    #3028797, posted on May 29, 2019 at 8:36 am
    Little things make NYC/US so endearing. We had to go to a government office today to register…. don’t ask.
    It took three hours of waiting.

    While we were there, an old woman arrived with her carer. This this lunatic showed up and noisily asked the old woman in the wheel chair to “scoot over” as he wanted the seat. “Scoot over”.

    NYC in May? For what?

  118. calli

    I know a family who has swallowed the Flummery fabulism hook, line and sinker. He has been an acolyte since the publication of The Future Eaters, she and I were Young Mums together at playgroup in what seems like aeons ago.

    So insidious, so hope-destroying is the line being peddled, that their now fully indoctrinated children refuse to have families of their own because “da planet”.

    They have robbed themselves of the joy of being grandparents.

  119. calli

    Need I say that both are teachers?

    Yes. Yes I do.

  120. Mark A

    calli
    #3157622, posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

    So insidious, so hope-destroying is the line being peddled, that their now fully indoctrinated children refuse to have families of their own because “da planet”.

    I have two nieces indoctrinated in school and uni. who are the same, refuse to have children.
    For one it’s nearly too late anyway, not quite but nearly. My sister is devastated. Keeps asking herself where did she go wrong?

  121. Mater

    Right there we see a man full of contempt and envy regarding the west with Sniffy’s comment.

    Bob’s mortally wounded himself on this blog over the last week. Now he is just desperately thrashing around on the ground, flailing at anything within reach.
    My advice is to stand clear and let him expend any energy and credibility that he has left.

  122. Old School Conservative

    Graham Lloyd, writing in the Australian about a “cooling off” of political action on climate change, says
    Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide and is widely used to make wind turbines, solar panels and the switching gear needed to run more complex electricity systems.

    Research has shown leakage of the little known gas across Europe in 2017 was the emissions equivalent of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road. No mention of this gross hypocricy in the MSM.

    His whole article is a worthy read.

  123. mh

    Very very last chance to see snow

    Danny Williams
    @GoulburnTrainer
    When we said we were aiming towards the Koscioszko I didn’t say we were literally climbing it
    https://twitter.com/GoulburnTrainer/status/1173702077748350978?s=20

  124. Megan

    They have robbed themselves of the joy of being grandparents.

    And removed their stupidity from the gene pool.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yet another poll shows what ordinary people think of the Flannerys of the world.

    New Wash Post poll: Most Americans aren’t willing to cough up even $24 per year ‘to fix’ climate change

    Good luck getting anything going climate bedwetter peoples. No only is nothing much happening climate wise, but even if it was the voters aren’t inclined to pay for your socialist 5 year plans. And then there’s this small problem…

    If the alarmists can’t even treat climate change like a crisis, neither will we (via Climate Depot)

    Walk the talk guys, which means get used to using sail boats and bicycles a lot.

  126. liliana

    “I struggle to understand why an inquiry of this nature should take as long as a royal commission into institutional abuse into children,” Dr Nelson said

    .

    Because it is not east to concoct ‘failures’ in the special forces that can only be remedied by increasing wymmynses, gays and the minorities.

    I think is not easy to concoct failures in the special forces full stop. It’s a brutal job and most people wouldn’t have the stomach for it. That’s the problem. War is ugly.

    And as you said, the solution to what ever problem is found will be more wokeness.

  127. Boambee John

    calli
    #3157622, posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:29 am
    I know a family who has swallowed the Flummery fabulism hook, line and sinker. He has been an acolyte since the publication of The Future Eaters

    I remain convinced that Flummery’s fanaticism about Goebbels Warming is to atone for his “sin” of blaming the perpetually indignant indigenes for exterminating Australia’s mega fauna. The “beautiful people” probably told him that he would be sent to Coventry unless he atoned and repented.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    Best headline today.

    Stormy Daniels floats presidential run

    No, it’s not the Babylon Bee either.

  129. Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) is nasty fscker.

    Not a lot fun to handle that one.

    Toxic as the atmosphere at an ALP conference.

  130. stackja

    mh
    #3157628, posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thank you. Heard on 2KY about Goulburn race track snow missed details.

  131. Mother Lode

    They have robbed themselves of the joy of being grandparents.

    It would surely be the holy grail for people who want to control our lives: To make our lives so devoid of joy and relish that it is easier to do what they command. Grandparents doting on their grandkids would have their own ideas about what they want to do.

    At this very moment it is driving the likes of Flannery nuts.

    But if you can reduce the choice to robotically complying with the dictates of the elite, or be punished, then robotic wins.

    It is likely why socialist states have such overbearing and all pervading coercive apparatus – they win power promising paradise. When that falls through people would not bother with their hairbrain schemes anymore. Gulags, secret courts, informants etc make mere obedience preferable.

    When they run out of carrots to dangle in front of you, they instead press a gun to your head.

  132. Roger

    So insidious, so hope-destroying is the line being peddled, that their now fully indoctrinated children refuse to have families of their own because “da planet”.

    They’re probably just too selfish to have children, cries of “da planet” being mere virtue signalling.

  133. Mother Lode

    Need I say that both are teachers?

    Well, they could have been j’ismists or politicians – two other officious ill-informed cohorts of ignoramuses.

  134. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3157633, posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Lots of front!

  135. stackja

    Justice NSW
    @NSWJustice
    ·
    1h
    Spring in #Goulburn! This is the beautiful sight that greeted staff when they arrived at the city’s majestic courthouse this morning. #snow

  136. Roger

    At least it gave Xavier Bettel his 15 minutes of fame.

    Who?

  137. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jacinta Price lashes out at ABC coverage of her speaking tour

    Jessica Cortis
    Reporter
    @Jess_cortis‏
    An hour ago September 17, 2019
    59 Comments

    Former Liberal candidate and indigenous advocate Jacinta Price has lashed out at the ABC for its “racist, sexist and illiberal pile on” against her during her Mind The Gap speaking tour around Australia.

    Ms Price said the ABC’s coverage of the event pointed to some “huge professional errors” that existed at the broadcaster because of a “particular bias”.

    Ms Price planned to speak at an event in Coffs Harbour during her Mind The Gap speaking tour, prompting Coffs Harbour City Council and the local indigenous community to say she needed to gain “permission” to enter the Gumbaynggirr people’s land to speak.

    She was later questioned for not acknowledging a welcome to country during her speech.

    In its reports, the ABC said Ms Price had “cosied up with the right side of politics” and said she was “divisive” among the indigenous community. It did not interview her or seek a response from her.

    “If I was from the left I would probably be seen as some sort of hero to some journalists at the ABC,” Ms Price said during a Sky interview with Chris Kenny on Monday night.

    “Because I have my own opinions and they differ from other indigenous people, or the status quo if you like, I am treated quite horribly.”

    The ABC later issued a statement to say it was “remiss in not offering Ms Price the opportunity to respond to criticism.

    “The ABC’s report on the Jacinta Price talk in Coffs Harbour last week should have included an interview with Ms Price. The ABC requested permission to record her talk, which was declined,” an ABC spokesman said in a statement.

    Ms Price said she had since experienced further backlash and “horrible language” towards her online.

    “I believe it’s encouraging violence against women in the indigenous community because I’m being reached out to by many aboriginal people in this country who are fearful of speaking out and giving a different viewpoint because of the violence that exists within our communities.”

    Ms Price said her own local ABC station in Alice Springs has previously broadcast her personal Facebook page, which led to multiple death threats on the social media platform.

    From the Oz.

  138. stackja

    Initial Flood Watch for the Myall River, the Paterson and Williams Rivers and Tuggerah Lake
    Issued at 9:46 am EST on Tuesday 17 September 2019

    Flood Watch Number: 1

    MINOR FLOODING MAY DEVELOP ALONG THE MYALL RIVER, THE PATERSON AND WILLIAMS RIVERS AND TUGGERAH LAKE

    A trough and associated cold front are moving through New South Wales, with the trough deepening into a low off the coast later today. This development will bring rainfall to southern and central parts of the coast and ranges, with some moderate falls likely about central parts of the coast. The low should weaken during Wednesday and Thursday as the high becomes dominant over the Tasman Sea, pushing a ridge into New South Wales. Another cold front looks set to arrive on the weekend.

    The weather system has the potential to cause riverine flooding as well as local flooding from Tuesday night onwards.

    Catchments likely to be affected include:

    Myall River minor flooding
    Paterson and Williams Rivers minor flooding
    Central Coast minor flooding

  139. Roger

    In its reports, the ABC said Ms Price had “cosied up with the right side of politics” and said she was “divisive” among the indigenous community. It did not interview her or seek a response from her.

    Ita Buttrose should apologise to Ms Price…publicly.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    And who can forget that gay rugby team that went to the US for a friendly.

    Not fair. They only procured one kid on the internet to rape.

    Don’t judge.

  141. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3157643, posted on September 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Fiona Poole

    Fi loves adventuring through Australia and making friends in exotic locations.

    She has lived in Broome, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns and now Bellingen in northern NSW.

    Fi is the Breakfast presenter of ABC Coffs Coast and Mid North Coast, where she wakes the region up with her infectious laugh.

    She is known locally as the “cool kookaburra”.

  142. Oh come on

    International scoop!!!1!:

    Trump’s distant Scottish cousin says the president once stole her PANCAKES and is nothing like his ‘lovely’ parents

    That’s the headline, didn’t read the article, can’t be bothered with the link. But it’s come to this.

  143. Dr Faustus

    And many are still wallowing in nostalgia.
    Boris is no help…..

    You may not have spent much time in the UK, or Greater Europe over the past 30 years.

    The (largely English) pushback against Brexit is a direct result of lived experience. The Brits are always up for a bit of soft socialism, but not having their day-to-day lives fucked about by an opaque and unresponsive foreign bureaucracy. Most of the rest of the EU has a significantly different history.

    Nothing at all to do with nostalgia for bygone British greatness – that had all slipped away, largely unlamented by the voting proles, well before the 1966 World Cup.

    But, correct, BoJo is no help. At the bottom, he is a ruthless careerist grappling with other ruthless careerists and a mob of frightened sheep in a massive constitutional cockup.

  144. C.L.

    Flannery’s latest is legally actionable.
    He names Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones in a tirade against child ‘predators.’

  145. Mother Lode

    and said she was “divisive”

    Politics is divisive.

    The press uses the word divisive to mean “not in accordance with what we want people to think.”

    But here is the thing: It can only be divisive if a lot of people agree with her and disagree with others.

    Otherwise she would just be some madwoman howling at the moon.

    So the ABC is saying that this mass of people who agree with her should be treated as a problem.

    They really don’t get democracy, do they?

  146. Dr Faustus

    And removed their stupidity from the gene pool.

    Moderation, please. We must always applaud people who do the Right Thing like this.
    No-one should beg them to procreate.

  147. C.L.

    So the “spill” against Berejiklian was just theatre for the dumbo base.

  148. twostix:

    If I wanted to destroy a particular mens close contact sport this is how I’d do it too.

    Exactly. But that’s the goal.
    Destroy a game that shows some degree of toxic manliness, and replace it with something else. Except I cannot think of another game that could do it.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Divisive’

    ‘Contentious’

    ‘Controversial

    As opposed to:

    ‘Market gardener’

    ‘Mother of two’

    ‘Lone voice’

    They’re not even trying any more.

  150. Roger

    They really don’t get democracy, do they?

    The ABC’s identity politics is antithetical to democracy.

    And we pay them handsomely to promote it.

    The revolution is being subsidised by us, comrades.

  151. Mother Lode

    Destroy a game that shows some degree of toxic manliness, and replace it with something else.

    So as a professional game it will fade, but the fun of playing with your mates will keep it alive at a grassroots level.

    But, as soon as anyone tries to build on that, perhaps setting up local competitions, the sickly monopoly RA will try to reassert its control.

    As they see it, the game that flourished among the public, who decided what rules they would play by, who played etc is now the property of a official body that doesn’t care about the game at all.

  152. Mother Lode

    The ABC’s identity politics is antithetical to democracy.

    I can imagine some Siegfried character in Ultimo constantly saying things like:

    Zis is ze ABC! Vee don’t. Democracy. Here!

  153. Roger

    Why identity politics kills democracy.

    Preaching to the choir here, but you may find the argument or the article useful when speaking with those committed to or confused by identity politics.

  154. Cassie of Sidaneee:

    I watched it too and thought exactly like you Bern…..Dumpster found it very difficult to contain his animus towards Jacinta….because you know…how dare an indigenous woman think outside the box….how dare an indigenous woman think differently to the likes of Dumpster and their ABC far-left groupthink.

    The Lefts nightmare – their chosen victim group leaving the reservation and becoming a non victim.
    “Stay in the shithole we created for you, noble savages. We don’t want to lose our reputation for caring about you.”

  155. Top Ender

    A handy list of end of the world etc predictions.

    Use this against the apocalypse doom-merchants.

  156. Mark A;

    He is 66 now fergodsake. You name a child victim of the time but not the guilty party?
    What sort of an upside down world is this?

    Welcome to Justice, Socialist style.
    We need a bloody big broom to sweep this obnoxious bullshit out of the system.

  157. John Constantine

    There can be no escape valve from the narrative.

    Nationalist sporting events must be managed until they are political rallies posing as sporting events.

    Wymynsys vegynsys political rallies posing as football are to be weaponised, free entry and massive subsidy are good value for The Ton, as it destroys the ability of dissenters to organise themselves outside the control of the State.

    It is a small step from daring to yell:

    “Bald headed flog”

    at an umpire, to daring to yell the same thing at a Property Developer.

  158. Mother Lode

    The Lefts nightmare – their chosen victim group leaving the reservation and becoming a non victim.

    We have seen repeatedly the sheer virulence the American left spews upon uppity blacks. Mind you, at least in the US there is a pretty sizeable number of intelligent well-adjusted African Americans with the courage to stand up in public and articulate non-victim ideals.

    The number in Australia if not only far smaller but the pool has been tainted by people with only the faintest traces of Aboriginal heritage insisting on, and being treated as, being indigenous.

    Jacinta is a strong and brave woman.

    I dips me lid.

  159. Knuckle Dragger

    Paywalled, from The Bun:

    Fireys were called to a Yarram (Vicco) cattle breeding facility overnight.

    Up to 100 cylindrical containers of bull semen exploded during the blaze, which took 2 1/2 hours to contain. Workers are cleaning up the resultant mess as we speak.

    Raelene Castle could not be reached for comment.

  160. John Constantine

    A bloke should have stuck to Kangaroos, as soon as he got mixed up with trying to save Soiled Doves, it all went full Hindenburg hydrogen balloon.

  161. Mother Lode

    Raelene Castle could not be reached for comment.

    Raelene Castle can hardly reach her feet. I suspect that under the black nail polish her nails are gnarled yellow curled horns that lacerate the flesh of her toes when she tries walking in heels.

    I could be wrong.

    But I doubt it.

  162. C.L.

    Goofball runs down his business, now wants the state to level the field …

    Ivory and rhino horn sale ban could be undermined by exemptions for antiques, conservationist warns.

    Towards the end:

    ‘The sky won’t fall in’ by ditching ivory: auctioneer

    John Albrecht, from auction house Leonard Joel, took the decision to stop selling products made of ivory or rhino horn a few years ago.

    While the Australian market is much smaller than countries such as the United Kingdom, sales through his business were in the range of $200,000 to $250,000 a year.

    “It began as a very personal decision which became a corporate decision that we decided on pursuing,” he said.

    “It was very confronting when we realised how significant we were in this material, and decided we didn’t want to do it anymore.

    “As once the biggest trader in the country, we’ve proven that the sky won’t fall in.”

    Sounds to me like spurning 250 large a year for three years hasn’t done wonders for his books.

  163. Roger

    Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese ‘dollar diplomacy’

    A small country that wants to assert its independence aligning with a major power that doesn’t respect the independence of small nations.

    A Faustian bargain if ever there was one.

  164. Top Ender

    Bail houses aimed at keeping children out of youth detention cost Queensland taxpayers about $2,600 a day per teenager — double that of regular jails — and might not be effective, a report has found.

    Only a small number of eligible young people are opting to stay in the houses, yet curfew has been broken hundreds of times in incidents described as “critical”.

    ABC link

  165. Dr Faustus

    I suspect that under the black nail polish her nails are gnarled yellow curled horns that lacerate the flesh of her toes when she tries walking in heels.

    There are things I prefer not to imagine.
    Mz Goth in heels is one.

  166. johanna

    Viktor Orban of Hungary knows how to deal with Luxembourgers:

    Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán responded to European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker’s description of him as a “blind national politician” in brutal fashion, suggesting he would not expect a Luxembourger to understand national pride.

    “It’s hard to see the world through the eyes of a Luxembourger,” Orbán said of the outgoing President of the European Commission in an interview with Kossuth Radio, a transcript of which was seen by Breitbart London.

    “In negotiations, I sometimes wonder how my counterpart sees the world. What does someone from Luxembourg say when they want to be proud of themselves or their nation?” he asked.

    “For a Hungarian it’s clear …

    Thwack!

  167. Roger

    The Lefts nightmare – their chosen victim group leaving the reservation and becoming a non victim.
    “Stay in the shithole we created for you, noble savages. We don’t want to lose our reputation for caring about you.”

    Exactly.

    So, did Kenny ask Dempster why he didn’t want indigenous folk to escape the welfare trap and prosper?

  168. Infidel Tiger

    Barstool News Network
    @BarstoolNewsN
    Trump just entered a room at the White House while “Enter Sandman” played. Epic.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BarstoolNewsN/status/1173666694549704709

  169. Roger

    Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán responded to European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker’s description of him as a “blind national politician” in brutal fashion, suggesting he would not expect a Luxembourger to understand national pride.

    Now that’s funny…because it’s true.

  170. stackja

    Roger
    #3157677, posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 am
    Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese ‘dollar diplomacy’

    A small country that wants to assert its independence aligning with a major power that doesn’t respect the independence of small nations.

    A Faustian bargain if ever there was one.

    USMC on Guadalcanal died for this?

  171. Roger

    Trump just entered a room at the White House while “Enter Sandman” played. Epic.

    He was honouring a reputedly great baseball pitcher who used it as his theme song.

    A coloured chap born in Panama.

  172. johanna

    Around 3cm of very welcome rain here overnight, and a bit of snow around Goulburn and north Canberra.

    First decent rain for at least six months. Hardly drought-breaking, but better than nothing. At least it will give the spring buds a bit of a boost.

  173. cohenite

    calli
    #3157622, posted on September 17, 2019 at 9:29 am
    I know a family who has swallowed the Flummery fabulism hook, line and sinker. He has been an acolyte since the publication of The Future Eaters

    I remain convinced that Flummery’s fanaticism about Goebbels Warming is to atone for his “sin” of blaming the perpetually indignant indigenes for exterminating Australia’s mega fauna. The “beautiful people” probably told him that he would be sent to Coventry unless he atoned and repented.

    Calli’s teachers whose offspring are not going to reproduce are par for the course; average intelligence people with massive egos and self-worth take on causes not for the intrinsic worth of the cause (because like alarmism there is none) but to bolster their self-worth; like all such people there is a lot of cognitive dissonance in their causes since their life-style will be destroyed if the solutions to their cause eventuate: they are true useful idiots.

    The hideous jerk flannery is not one of these; he is worse; he is a genuine loon, certifiable; as this shows:

  174. notafan

    Sounds to me like spurning 250 large a year for three years hasn’t done wonders for his books.

    That would be gross sales -not their commission.

    in other words pretty small but a terrific virtue signal.

  175. Mother Lode

    Too true.

    Twice Luxembourg was saved by their being a nation outside of the grasp of the mainland’s tyrants.

  176. Mother Lode

    by their there being a nation

    Kind of changes the meaning by about 180 degrees.

  177. Black Ball

    Good morning all.
    Reading upthread and Chris Kenny had Quentin Dempster on his show? Is there a transcript or video of this segment? Would like to see/read what was being discussed in relation to Jacinta Price.

  178. stackja

    mh
    #3157699, posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Thanks

  179. 1735099

    These are the people to do business with.

    From the link –

    Certified B Companies are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving of a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.

  180. johanna

    Nope, Dopey – 32mm at Canberra Airport last night.

    I’d guess that’s more than we’ve had in the last six months.

  181. 1735099

    Watching Trump. Master showman.

    Yep – reminds me of a sideshow spruiker I saw in my youth at the Mackay show.
    he finished up in the clink…..

  182. cohenite

    Fuck off you verminous troll.

  183. Roger

    Reading upthread and Chris Kenny had Quentin Dempster on his show? Is there a transcript or video of this segment? Would like to see/read what was being discussed in relation to Jacinta Price.

    Check the Sky News website, Blackball.

    Sometimes clips go up there.

  184. cohenite

    Reading upthread and Chris Kenny had Quentin Dempster on his show? Is there a transcript or video of this segment? Would like to see/read what was being discussed in relation to Jacinta Price.

    You have to log in:

    https://watch.australiachannel.com.au/page/5c4a58e923eec6001a7a24b9

    Dumpster was as you’d expect: getting him to concede Jacinta Price had been treated terribly by his abc was like watching someone defecate through barbed wire. Dumpster is a typical abc shithead.

  185. mh

    Trump referring to this

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏@realDonaldTrump
    I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you’re at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony! They’ve taken the Old Grey Lady and broken her down, destroyed her virtue and ruined her reputation……She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!

  186. Steve trickler

    Michael Mann has totally lost the plot. Fun to watch.

    Heller, has triggered him.



  187. Knuckle Dragger

    Retired spastic herder opines on geopolitics.

    Hang onto your hats, people.

  188. johanna

    Just wading through the pack of lies by Flannery promoted by TheirABC, and I notice he quotes James Lovelock’s prediction that the planet will only be able to support one billion people.

    I’m pretty sure that Lovelock recanted on this claim, the scales of alarmism having fallen from his eyes. Can anyone confirm?

    If so, another blatant lie.

    Maybe we should run a LiesLotto on this steaming pile of ordure.

  189. Mater

    Cryptogator,
    He was on his last breathe, and you’ve just given him CPR.
    I guess you weren’t to know.

  190. Shy Ted

    Stop living in the past, get onto the new thread.

  191. Top Ender

    Yes Johanna:

    Writing in the British newspaper The Independent in January 2006, Lovelock argued that, as a result of global warming, “billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable” by the end of the 21st century.[36]

    He has been quoted in The Guardian that 80% of humans will perish by 2100 AD, and this climate change will last 100,000 years. According to James Lovelock, by 2040, the world population of more than six billion will have been culled by floods, drought and famine.

    Courtesy Wiki. He has been outspoken about nuclear power being necessary to combat global warminge, and maybe he’s over-egging the pudding a bit to get people to get on board.

  192. Thefrollickingmole

    IT
    That’s a funny entry by the Donald.
    But it’s a little strange how Twitter appears to be sticking “ this may contain sensitive content” on nearly everything repub related on the platform.

  193. calli

    Trump’s distant Scottish cousin says the president once stole her PANCAKES and is nothing like his ‘lovely’ parents

    That’s the headline, didn’t read the article, can’t be bothered with the link. But it’s come to this.

    I seem to recall a story about Obama eating dog for dinner (I think from a biography?).

    Pancakes. Schmancakes.

  194. johanna

    Top Ender – quoting Wiki on climate? You may as well just ask Flannery what he thinks.

    I’m pretty sure I read on Bishop Hill (a reliable source) a few years ago that Lovelock recanted on the apocalyptic predictions, and apologised for misleading the public.

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