Open Forum: September 14, 2019

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    This thread shall be known as HLT.

    Hot Lesbian Thread. Have at it.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    Dan Dare

    #3155182, posted on September 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Cats!!!!

    … to be turned into violin strings by the Tiges next week.

  3. Knuckle Dragger

    Just found out via teh webs that my carrots, planted in an old Chinee takeaway container will take two to three weeks to sprout.

    Three weeks of liveblogging, people. Might throw a video or two in as well.

    Good times.

  4. Dan Dare

    Little cats LL.
    Form slump is over.
    Ha!

  5. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #3155145, posted on September 13, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    When does Billy Ray Cyrus tell Miley that she is becoming an embarrassment?

    That would be a difficult conversation.

    Years ago a rip-tear workmate of mine was telling me how he had to tear his teenage son a new one because he was fucking around at school.
    I asked him at what stage in the conversation he felt like a hypocrite.

    “Right from the get-go to the very end, but I just forged on through.”

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    I’d probably rather the Pies get GWS next week.

    Won’t happen though. Brisvegas will slaughter them tonight, and the travesties of the early 2000s still wigs me out.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    *wig me out*

    /nerd

  8. C.L.

    This video of Joe Biden’s word salad answer is going viral tonight …
    The whole thing is bizarre but the sudden appearance of “record players” is alarming.

  9. Sinclair Davidson

    You guys are having too much fun with the new thread.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    Fucking windy in the Outer Hebrides this evening.
    Blow a dog orf his chain.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson

    #3155194, posted on September 14, 2019 at 12:31 am

    You guys are having too much fun with the new thread.

    I’m not.
    Serious sports and travel blogging here.

  12. Leigh Lowe

    I tip Pies vs Tiges GF.

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    Wet Toast Powerade currently blowing up FB about being robbed by the umps, despite a 16-6 free kick count going their way. There’s a 14 year old kid (so he says) absolutely exterminating the teary brigade.

    Priceless.

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Anyhow, not much sleep last night here in the Outer Hebrides.
    The boys in the local marching bouzouki band got on the schnapps big-time (as the French are want to do).
    Next thing leiderhosen are off and it’s outside into the snow for a wrestle and a smacking on the arse with a switch of birch.
    Eventually the Carabinieri were called to break it all up.
    I told Maria I was shocked and couldn’t believe she put up with this every pension day.
    She just shrugged and said, “Is fine. After all, I just a figment of your imagination”

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    C.L., 12.31;

    Jeez, that’s disturbing from Sleepy Joe.

    ‘record players’, indeed. To make sure I heard that right I had to replay it with the picture wireless on mute.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘outer Hebrides’

    Do they have cigars in the Falklands any more?

  17. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3155202, posted on September 14, 2019 at 12:51 am

    ‘outer Hebrides’

    Do they have cigars in the Falklands any more?

    Why you ask, gringo?

  18. C.L.

    The Outer Hebrides are in Scotland.
    I have a Harris tweed jacket made there.

  19. Knuckle Dragger

    Farter time. Criggit tomorrow. Semi-finals.

    Australia have not won The Ashes. They have retained them.

    Thanks to Smith, Cummins, Labba-shag-nee (who was there by accident), eight cardboard cutouts and a physio.

  20. Knuckle Dragger

    I heard they import chicks to make them by rolling the baccy on the insides of their thighs.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #3155204, posted on September 14, 2019 at 12:56 am

    The Outer Hebrides are in Scotland.
    I have a Harris tweed jacket made there.

    They totally are, unless the Scottish bint has seceded.
    I am watching the local news and they have a fat bastard deaf-signing every fucking story.
    I reckon he is totally fucking winging it.
    But still making more sense than the alleged English being spouted by the indigenous Sco’ish newsreader.

  22. C.L.

    Australian prime ministers used to go to Britain and visit the Queen …

    Tycoon tells Morrison: time to visit China
    Billionaire Kerry Stokes has urged the PM to visit Beijing and reset the relationship with Xi Jinping amid heightened tensions.

    They’re all in on this racket. The China racket.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Once again, Smiff in at 2/14, makes 80.
    Fuck, the selectors need to get serious.
    Find two openers who can last 15 overs.
    Don’t have to make many, just take the shine off it.
    Smiff coming in at 2/75 is a much better look.

    And they need to specifically select openers for the next Ashes series in England who have played County Crickit, not a bunch of T20 crash and bash.

  24. Tom

    Apart from all his other derangements, David Rowe is also a climate hysteric.

  25. Mark A

    Scottish soldiers of the 15th/17th century.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    I mean, really, really serious gale-force winds in the Outer Hebrides tonight.
    Garden furniture blowing around.
    Yeah, I know.
    But it is cast iron furniture.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Possibly cast aluminum, but still.
    And the BBC-TV has given up as well.
    Blessed relief.

  28. egg_

    Yet another version of Steve Winwood’s Higher Love

  29. egg_

    James Blunt’s looking like your gaunt Stonesish old Pom these days – too many Party Drugs on Ibiza?

  30. Mak Siccar

    The UK has reached peak wank. Fighting at night will now be prohibited except for vehicles that have windmills.

    By LUCY FISHER
    THE TIMES
    12:00AM SEPTEMBER 14, 2019COMMENTS
    The British army is to undergo a green revolution, as the force’s most senior general announced that its present tanks and vehicles will be the last to run on fossil fuels.

    General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, 55, said on Friday that the next generation of equipment used by the service must instead rely on “clean technology” such as solar power.

    He said that establishing an eco-friendly reputation was ­essential to future recruitment, as younger people “increasingly make career decisions based on a prospective employer’s environmental credentials”.

    Speaking at the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in London, the chief of the general staff said: “The army is leading defence in sustainable energy solutions at home and when deployed overseas. We are also at an inflection point in how we power our vehicles.

    “Our current equipment program is possibly the last to be ­dependent on fossil fuel engines; the next generation must exploit British industry’s leadership in the clean technology sector.”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times/army-to-boost-ecocredentials-with-mean-green-killing-machines/news-story/74c5fd58cb544147da4369fdfb77bb6f

  31. jupes

    The Willie Rioli drugs test still has a lot of questions to be answered. According to Jordan Lewis who had his last drugs test only a couple of months ago, the ASADA tester has to actually watch the urine exit the penis and enter the jar. Then the jar is sealed by the tester.

    Rioli was tested on the 22nd August i.e. over three weeks ago. He has admitted guilt by claiming he is “so sorry” for his “lil mistake”. Meanwhile rumour has it that the liquid he supplied was gatorade or some such sports drink. So …
    What did the ASADA tester see during the test?
    Did he fail to test correctly or did he know immediately?
    If he knew immediately why did it take so long to be reported?
    Was it at all possible that Rioli could have used a fake penis (apparently been done before by international atheletes) and hoodwinked the dopey dope tester?
    If he was smart enough to do that, how could he be so dumb as to think sports drink would be mistaken for urine in a laboratory?
    What was he hiding that he would risk four years suspension?

    I reckon the AFL’s three strikes drug policy may be involved. Of course like all guilty sportsman these days, his “mental health” is the main priority, personal responsibility being such an old-fashioned concept.

  32. egg_

    I am watching the local news and they have a fat bastard deaf-signing every fucking story.

    Ditto the Qld RFS Press Statements – some of it looked made up – a gig for the Signer from Mandela’s funeral?

  33. jupes

    Tommy Robinson has survived his prison sentence. He has been released.

  34. zyconoclast

    The Outer Hebrides

    The OH get a mention here from about 1:20. Total clip is only about 3:30

  35. Mater

    Tommy Robinson has survived his prison sentence. He has been released.

    And like they do with Dinesh D’Souza, they’ll now continually use the “convicted criminal/former prisoner” label to discredit his message.
    Method in the madness.

  36. C.L.

    The Victorian Government legalised the slaughter of babies at any gestational time …
    But …

    Backyard gardeners could face fines of almost $2,500 if they are not careful when covering their fruit trees with nets.

    In an Australian-first, the Victorian Government wants to legislate the colour and size of any netting used to protect household fruit trees and veggie patches.

    Anyone found selling or advertising netting that does not meet the state’s regulations could also face a maximum penalty of almost $2,500.

    Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals laws propose all household fruit netting: “must have mesh size of 5mm or less at full stretch, be white in colour, and have a strand diameter of no less than 500 microns”.

    The Government said the new laws would help protect wildlife, and authorised officers would be given powers to investigate any reports of illegal netting.

    “Despite public education campaigns, many animals are seriously injured or killed in fruit tree netting because people continue to use unsuitable types of netting to protect their trees,” a spokeswoman said.

    If approved, Victoria’s backyard blitz would mean any person found using illegal netting could be fined $330, and a person selling, or advertising illegal netting fined $660.

    If the matter is referred to the court, a maximum penalty of $2,478 is proposed.

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said if netting was not used in the correct manner it could pose a serious risk to animals such as flying foxes, birds, possums, and even snakes.

    It said animals could die from strangulation, blood loss, shock, or dehydration.

    Gardeners to face backyard blitz on netting with new laws proposed to protect wildlife.

  37. zyconoclast

    Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke reiterated his support for a mandatory gun-buyback program of assault-style rifles on Thursday and said, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

    “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” the former Texas congressman said during the third Democratic presidential debate, hosted by ABC News

  38. Johno

    Cloive Palmer has failed in his attempt to stop ASIC from bringing criminal charges against him.

    From memory this is his third attempt at doing so. He will just keep spending money on appeals and other ruses and in twenty years time a santa judge will let him off anyway.

    By then he will be either dead or “very ill”. The rich are different.

  39. calli

    Not another “Vietnam – My Part in Its Downfall” thread?

    An auspicious start anyways.

  40. zyconoclast

    The BLF leader believes the black majority will ultimately come to blame the white minority for why they exist in a state of poverty, and then ‘the implosion will happen’.

    In correspondence with The Citizen on Tuesday, leader of Black First Land First (BLF) Andile Mngxitama, commenting on ongoing attacks on foreigners in South Africa, said: “One day we [will] turn it against whites. Just you watch.”

    He was asked to clarify this comment, which overlapped with another controversial statement on Twitter on Tuesday night by EFF leader Julius Malema, who called on black South Africans to redirect their anger at “white monopoly capital”.

    Mngxitama – who is currently dealing with a hate speech case brought against him by AfriForum for his public declaration last year that five white people should be killed for every black person should a taxi war ever break out – said that he was not calling for “the apocalypse to befall the white community”, but was warning that it’s apparently on the cards.

    “The current apocalyptic scenes of charred buildings and carcasses of motorcycles eaten by fire is a mere dress rehearsal of an eventuality awaiting white South Africa,” he told The Citizen.

    “The violence is currently black centred, but its source is in fact the structure of South African economic apartheid. This structure was created by white people under apartheid and continued by black political leaders who are bought by the same white money.”

    His comments echoed those of Malema’s, with the EFF leader saying the ANC was “protecting … white monopoly capital”.

    EFF opponents AfriForum called Malema’s comments “racist incitement”, after Malema called for “African brothers and sisters” to rather direct their anger at the “owners of wealth … white monopoly capital”.

  41. calli

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3155194, posted on September 14, 2019 at 12:31 am
    You guys are having too much fun with the new thread.

    I can fix that. Welcome to my early morning walking earworm. And no, don’t ask. There is no sensible answer.

  42. Mark A

    calli
    #3155273, posted on September 14, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Not another “Vietnam – My Part in Its Downfall” thread?

    An auspicious start anyways.

    So far he is occupied on the ole thread.
    How long Mater can keep him there is a guess.

  43. Mark A

    calli
    #3155276, posted on September 14, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Must you?

  44. zyconoclast

    145 CEOs sent Congress a letter demanding action on gun control

    Executives from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Reddit, Twitter, and Uber have signed the letter.

    The letter with the list of signatories.

  45. calli

    Where would we be without the riches of modern music?

  46. notafan

    A rat once killed itself trying to get through the mesh floor of my children’s rabbit hunch, too narrow for its hips, it didn’t have the wit to back out.

    I’m very lucky I didn’t run afoul the new net laws.

    How do they find out about these nefarious back yard deeds?

  47. Mark A

    calli
    #3155285, posted on September 14, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Where would we be without the riches of modern music?

    Bach, Mozart, Wagner may-hep? I don’t mind the Seekers or ABBA, even Doris Day.

    I didn’t click on it but if you say it’s “music” I take your word for it.

  48. notafan

    Music

    Reminds me of numbers and his sophistical variations on a theme

    Mater is roasting him like a piggie on a stick.

  49. notafan

    Karl etc

    Embarassing to watch

  50. calli

    The story has grown with the telling. No one would care if it wasn’t for the supercilious, high horse trolling.

  51. notafan

    kD

    Carrot seeds?

    You’d be better off buying carrots at the supermarket.

    Cut the tops off, throw the carrots away and grow the tops on a layer of cotton wool, you can use your old takeaway container or a saucer if you have such a thing.

    Put them on the window ledge and water regularly.

    Make sure you put them green side up though.

  52. min

    I heard tha a footballer had substituted his grl friend’s urine for his own and found out that he was pregnant.

  53. calli

    I was able to watch that for 24seconds.

    And people whinge about my Village People earworm?

    Take this, woosses!

  54. calli

    Well that shut youse all up. 😁

  55. Mark A

    Carrot?
    fer God’s sake, why carrots?
    Cheapest veg around on any continent.
    Grow parsnips man. Far better value. And roasted with spices and olive oil…

  56. calli

    Headline – Authorities reveal arsonists lit 10 fires, 8 by children.

    Yet the climate halfwits are still carrying on about the weather.

  57. Tel

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said if netting was not used in the correct manner it could pose a serious risk to animals such as flying foxes, birds, possums, and even snakes.

    It said animals could die from strangulation, blood loss, shock, or dehydration.

    Barbed wire? Razor wire? Those are not real good for wildlife. You see a lot of that around government buildings … they are going to need to punish themselves for this aren’t they.

    Now this business about windmills … bird slicers … bat slicers … more fines for those.

    If approved, Victoria’s backyard blitz would mean any person found using illegal netting could be fined $330, and a person selling, or advertising illegal netting fined $660.

    Good idea, fine anyone who even advocates windmills. I mean as an early experiment putting a few up here and there kind of made sense … we do need to look for alternative technology options. Now that’s been done we all have a very good idea what the situation is, but definitely there should be punishment for advocating MORE windmills at this stage.

    We need to fine all the power companies for the bats that end up hanging dead on the power lines after touching the other cable. Hmmm, this won’t be cheap. Anyone advertising electrical services should also be fined.

  58. egg_

    Anyone who engages with Numbers has no right to complain about Birdy IMO.

    Ditto the incessant abortion/SSM et al tripe.

  59. egg_

    If approved, Victoria’s backyard blitz would mean any person found using illegal netting could be fined $330, and a person selling, or advertising illegal netting fined $660.

    Fining VIC windfarms per Brolga killed?
    The RSPCA will be able to feed off the ruinables industry.
    Everybody wins.

  60. Some History

    Blast from the past.

    Volume up.
    It’s all a build-up to 6:32

    Crosby, Stills & Nash – Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Studio Version)

  61. Black Ball

    Yet the climate halfwits are still carrying on about the weather.

    Of course they are Calli. Doesn’t fit Teh Narrative. Policy on controlled burning to reduce fuel loads won’t be mentioned either.

  62. Shy Ted

    I’d like to contribute to KD’ hot lesbian thread but I couldn’t find one. Not sure these aspirants standing in the sun count.

  63. Some History

    It’s all a build-up to 6:32

    [Outro]
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    ¡Que linda!
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Me la traiga a Cuba
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    La reina de la Mar Caribe
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Quiero sólo visitarla allí
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Y que triste que no puedo. ¡Vaya!
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    O Va! O Va!
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do

  64. Mark A

    Have a bad feeling for this thread.

  65. Deplorable

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said if netting was not used in the correct manner it could pose a serious risk to animals such as flying foxes, birds, possums, and even snakes.

    It said animals could die from strangulation, blood loss, shock, or dehydration

    What about the slaughter of birds by wind generators, oh sorry I forgot like abortion that is State sanctioned .

  66. Some History

    Have a bad feeling for this thread.

    Peace, man 🙂
    Me la traiga a Cuba
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do

  67. Ian Hunter

    The intellectuals hate Trump because he threatens their core sense of self worth. The hysteria they relentlessly generate will probably lose him the election. As John Cleese recently said – those who cannot control their emotions need to control others behaviour.

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Ted,

    No they bloody well do not count. When I said ‘hot’, I didn’t mean standing outside in the sun hot, I meant….

    Fuggedaboutit.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    nota/Mark A;

    These were seeds that Woollies are giving away in a little cardboard box, X packets if you buy Y worth of stuff and so on.

    I am attempting to garden at the same level as a four year old. Broadening my skill sets.

    Results pending.

  70. cohenite

    Enviromentalism at work:

    Koala bare: wildlife corridor bereft of trees

    Michael McKenna The Australian September 14, 2019

    A treeless suburban block was deemed a “koala corridor” by the Brisbane City Council, which spent $6.2m of ratepayers’ money on the purchase of the land in a desperate bid to quell local anger over a proposed townhouse development on the site.

    Recently retired Liberal mayor Graham Quirk and deputy mayor Krista Adams ordered that the 6500sq m block in Mount Gravatt East, in the city’s south, be bought from the developers using funds raised from ratepayers through the Bushland Acquisition Prog­ram levy.

    It is the third-most expensive purchase since the levy’s inception in 1990, and was announced last November before the council had even negotiated a price with developers, who had also yet to submit a development application for the proposed 29 townhouses on the site.

    Finalised last February, the deal delivered a $1.79m profit for the developers, who bought the land just 10 months earlier.

    Ms Adams holds the local divis­ion on a slim margin and was facing threats from an anti-townhouse community group that was ramping up its campaign and targeting the then council finance chief with protests and letterbox drops before next year’s election.

    The community group also focused­ its campaign on the development’s impact on local wildlife and, in particular, the strong koala population in nearby bushland, including Toohey Forest.

    But the block — which had been lawfully cleared in May — was surrounded by other homes, is not included on Queensland’s official koala mapping of the region­ and had been rejected for a council vegetation protection order….

  71. Tom

    My foodological discovery of the week: Cranberry and Coconut Wheetbix ($5.20 for a 450-gram box from the duopoly). Delicious. Such a great brand that hasn’t been leveraged – until now.

    And I have a suspicion that mangoes are the new high-value cash crop for our tropical orchardists. As recently as last year, Australian produce wouldn’t start appearing in the shops until late November-early December. My local IGA already has its first.

    And today is the first morning since April I haven’t needed power to heat my room from Dickhead Dan’s 19th century electricity grid. Can’t wait for the summer blackouts to begin.

  72. cohenite

    Crosby, Stills & Nash – Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Studio Version

    Now, that is music and those guys are musicians; chestnut brown canaries indeed.

    Great stuff; took me back.

  73. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tommy Robinson has survived his prison sentence. He has been released.

    Looking at the photo on his release, I fear the worst. The beard and facial fungus suggest that the more enlightened sons of the Prophet (PBUH) may have blessed him with their wisdom.

  74. Some History

    Me la traiga a Cuba
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do
    La reina de la Mar Caribe
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do
    Do-do-do-do-do, do, do, do-do-do-do

    🙂

  75. Black Ball

    Ye olde fred came to see Mater point out the, shall I say, inconsistencies in Numbers’ posting. Head back for a squizz if you are so inclined, Mater just warming up.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    jupes,

    The whole Rioli thing is passing strange. Dunno. I won’t go so far as to say it’s a massive fit-up though.

    My basis for this is that I read an interview with an ex-ASADA chief on the rag yesterday about the testing procedures. He went out of his way to say if they spot an ‘irregularity’ they don’t go ‘whoah, stop everything, you can’t do that pal’. Evidently they watch what happens, make sure the sample’s sealed and then go away and report it.

    Which would mean that Rioli, being nekkid from knee to chest, would have had to have done something monumentally stupid beyond belief. Which he later apologised for.

    Panic does weird stuff to people, and although you need considerable smarts to be a decent footballer at the top level it’s not a Mensa test. God knows the Pies have enough dills running around in black and white, and that’s only for the stuff we know about.

  77. cohenite

    More environmentalism at work: our greta and a huge crowd of at least 120 fellow nitwits plus the same amount of msm shitheads protest in front of the Whitehouse for the planet. Whenever the reports on the stinking media reports 100s you know there’s buggar all:

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    And I though Mater et al were flogging the bejesus out of the irrelevant elderly liar and professional victim.

    Someone called Hazmatic turned up late in the thread with a flamethrower, went to work, collected the ashes, got in a helicopter and scattered the remnants over a pig farm.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Forks are racist.

    You’ve Been Warned: Western Table Manners Are Now Racist

    Writing in “Today’s Parent,” Joshana Maharaj is outraged …

    “The message that eating food with your hands is an unmannered way to eat is a real problem for me because it is dripping with the control and shame of colonization, which is particularly dangerous in an educational context. Suggesting that a child who eats with her hands has no manners is an echo of European colonial powers looking to tame the wildness out of the people they controlled. These European table manners were imposed on conquered people in an attempt to “civilize” them.”

    Just don’t use your left hand. That would be religionist.

  80. calli

    Anyone who engages with Numbers has no right to complain about Birdy IMO.

    Ditto the incessant abortion/SSM et al tripe.

    Anyone can comment about anything the like on the OT. Expect pushback if it’s:

    Trolling
    Stupid – as in subject to correction
    Lying
    Bombing
    Covert sock-puppetry (the overt stuff doesn’t count, it’s entertaining)
    Narcissism

    Sectarian and racist stuff – well, it depends. Most of us are pretty hardy.

    Fortunately, Doomlord holds the Sword of Smitation. Otherwise none of us would be here. 🙂

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not all of these were Infantry, Engineers, or Armoured Corps, where the bulk of Nashos were at the sharp end. I’d guess between a half and a third in those corps were Nashos, but am happy to be corrected if anyone has the exact figures.

    I have.

    National Servicemen constituted 44% of the Australian Army component committed to active service in Vietnam.

    Thus it should come as no surprise to anyone that between a half and a third in any Corps were in fact National Servicemen.

    For example:

    National Servicemen made up 41% of the Catering Corps.
    Ironically, National Servicemen made up precisely 44% of the Educational Corps.
    National Servicemen made up 46% of the Service Corps.

    Here’s a stunning statistic. 46% of 2nd Lieutenants – The officers that commanded Infantry Platoons, in what was a ‘Platoon Commander’s war’ were Nasho’s. That’s not an ‘outrider’. The fact that you cannot answer the question yourself is astonishing. That you are are incapable of accessing this easily available information and processing it exhibits a bewildering degree of base ignorance.

    Normally completion of a DipEd at teachers college would mean automatic entree to Scheyville. But not in your case? Did you question why you never made the grade at the time?

    You also need to be corrected regarding this.

    They’re quite incapable of any narrative except the one swallowed back in 1964 when Australians were first committed to Vietnam.

    Australians were first committed to Vietnam in 1962 not 1964.

    I understand you in the process of are writing a Phd thesis on the subject of Australia’s military commitment to Vietnam?

    You can’t even get the initial date right?

    I genuinely feel sorry for whoever is supervising this thesis.

    Too good to be left on the old thread. Never forget, Numbers Ho had a perfectly legitimate and legal alternative to being conscripted. He chose not to exercise that alternative.

  82. calli

    Oh and

    Boring.

    Uh oh. That’s me done for today.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I have’.

    That simple statement alone would have stopped Mr $15,000,000 In Tax in his moccasins.

  84. Mark A

    calli
    #3155347, posted on September 14, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Oh and

    Boring.

    Sorry Calli have to do better.
    My apologies.

  85. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    44m
    While I like the Vaping alternative to Cigarettes, we need to make sure this alternative is SAFE for ALL! Let’s get counterfeits off the market, and keep young children from Vaping!

  86. Mark M

    I’ll smoke some of what he is smoking …

    Shane Warne urges cricket to be proactive about climate crisis dangers

    ” … how the rising temperatures affect the way grass grows, was scary.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/13/shane-warne-cricket-climate-crisis-dangers

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    My foodological discovery of the week

    Is it real?

    Alternative Meat 3D Printer Gets $6M in Funding (via BCF)

    Redefine Meat has announced today the completion of a $6 million seed round led by CPT Capital, Israel-based Hanaco Ventures and Germany’s largest poultry company, The PHW Group. Redefine Meat will use the investment to finalize the development of its alternative-meat 3D printer, which will be released in 2020.

    Can I have a 3D printed fake meat burger with plastic soy cheese and reconsituted tomato sauce please? Hold the onions, they give me gas.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    Vaping factoid:

    The practice is banned in most rehab facilities around the country. Not because it’s a substitute or whatever, but because you can put your meth rocks in them, puff away and get ripped as shit while engaged in outwardly innocent activity.

    Like filling half your Coke bottle with bourbon.

    View all public vapers with suspicion.

  89. Gab

    And my food discovery this week: handful of dried cranberries (the 50% less sugar brand) mixed into plain greek yogurt (full milk type) and left in fridge overnight. Breakfast the next day, yum!

  90. Tintarella di Luna

    The intellectuals hate Trump because he threatens their core sense of self worth. The hysteria they relentlessly generate will probably lose him the election. As John Cleese recently said – those who cannot control their emotions need to control others behaviour.

    Dr Thomas Sowell’s views on intellectuals and experts is very entertaining and enlightening – this is part of a longer interview with Peter Robinson he had with Dr Sowell on the Vulgar Pride of Intellectuals which is also worth the time

  91. mh

    Scientists with proven facts are telling us things we can’t dispute about the rising temperatures, the rising sea levels.

    — Shane Warne

  92. Rockdoctor

    Australian produce wouldn’t start appearing in the shops until late November-early December

    NT & northern WA start harvesting around Sept so what you are getting is likely from the top end. Where I am in NQ we start a little later & usually go through to January a tad later then our top end brethren. That said round Townsville with all the water we got this year doesn’t look like a bumper crop strangely this year.

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    Shane Warne is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers of our time. However:

    He was reported in a one day match a few years back by a bloke I know for over-interacting with a West Indian bloke.

    At the subsequent (closed-doors, of course) hearing which my acquaintance had to attend, Mr Warne was said to be outraged that he was reported in the first place, listed all his Test and one-day wicket taking stats, and was bemused that someone with his stature in the game could be treated on the same standard as every other player.

    Never meet your heroes.

  94. Tom

    Poor old Warnie. Now that he lives in the entertainment industry, he must share its zombie belief system.

  95. Some History

    Me la traiga a Cuba
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    🙂

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    I can bowl leg spin better than Shane Warne can do science.
    Can he read a graph?
    (Note that the model that most nearly fits the real world data is the one which includes a low number for climate sensitivity.)

  97. Roger

    Can he read a graph?

    Doesn’t need to.

    Scientists with proven facts are telling us things we can’t dispute about the rising temperatures, the rising sea levels.

    The lame stream media told him so.

  98. Some History

    Good ol’ Arnie:

    “ARL B BARK”

  99. miltonf

    Tom those new weetbix are actually nicer than the classic oner- they don’t go all mushy and soggy.

  100. Who needs IQ tests when you have the Klimate ® ?

    If/when the KIimatears find they have been lied to, the excuses will be awesome.

    How was I know to know they were lying, cheating and only in it for the money?

  101. Steve trickler

    Gggggoooolag are filth.

    Firefighting and Forgotten History.

    “In what can only be called the worst decision in the history of decisions, the censors at Google have deemed a tribute to firefighters on 9/11 to be “too controversial” to monetize. If you think this decision is as egregious as I do, and realize how difficult Google makes it to register a complaint, please address your email to Mr Sundai Patchi, the CEO of Google”

    Here is the tribute.



  102. 1735099

    Every nasho I ever met in the funny country was a volunteer.There is a great difference between that statement and your statement.But that’s how you roll sniffy.

    Now you’re back pedaling.
    The rider now is “every Nasho I ever met”.
    You can’t have met too many.

  103. Steve trickler

    If any Goooolag infrastructure catches fire…..let it burn.

  104. Roger

    A NYC liberal enrols his children in the city’s public school system and is left profoundly disquieted by the experience:

    Watching your children grow up gives you a startlingly vivid image of the world you’re going to leave them. I can’t say I’m sanguine. Some days the image fills me with dread. That pragmatic genius for which Americans used to be known and admired, which included a talent for educating our young—how did it desert us? Now we’re stewing in anxiety and anger, feverish with bad ideas, too absorbed in our own failures to spare our children.

    When the culture war comes for the kids.

  105. Old School Conservative

    I got carried away watching Mater eviscerate Reg and posted this on the old Fred.
    Reposted here.
    Congratulations to Ballarat Christian College who amended their constitution to read:
    “A marriage can only be between a male and a female, and upon this foundation alone should children be conceived and families formed”. This was written after SSM was legalised.

    BCC are of course now being pursed through the courts by activist group Equality Australia for taking this principled stand. More power to BCC’s arm.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent stuff OSC, and BCC.

    Don’t like it? Don’t work there.
    Don’t agree with it? Don’t send your kids there.

    The End.

  107. Arky

    Shocking news on the old thread:
    Mater has forced numberwang to retract claims that his tits are still perky.

  108. Roger

    BCC are of course now being pursed through the courts by activist group Equality Australia for taking this principled stand.

    “Equality Australia”, newspeak for forcing their deviancy upon the normal majority.

  109. 1735099

    And I though Mater et al were flogging the bejesus out of the irrelevant elderly liar and professional victim.

    He’s hiding.
    He won’t answer this question –
    What would you call the statement – “Every Nasho who served in Vietnam was a volunteer”.

  110. Somebody, please.
    Stick a another digit in it.

  111. Arky

    I am attempting to garden at the same level as a four year old. Broadening my skill sets

    ..
    Try potatoes. They’re easy. Even the Irish could grow potatoes.
    Oh, wait…

  112. Knuckle Dragger

    Except that wasn’t the question, you insipid old flog.

    That’s your go-to every time after you’ve been beaten to a pulp on EVs, foreign governments, gun control, climate change and diversity quilts. And aircraft. And Brexit.

    Should have done you jail time like a man, if you had the courage of your convictions.

    But you didn’t, and don’t. And here we are.

  113. feelthebern

    And a lot of people who hear far too much about Vietnam on this blog wish they were dead.

    Lol.
    Too good to leave on the old thread.

  114. Shy Ted

    And in a not entirely surprising comment, ScoMo’ major (dis)appointment, Ita Buttrose, says Bolta “not a natural fit” at the ABC. $1m well spent ScoMo. Back from the morning walk when I flick around the various ABC stations. Julian Morrow (Chaser) takes over from Geraldine Dog and manages to make her seem better than she was. Jono Green thinks the Notre Dame rebuilding needs a minaret and talks omelettes. I think I was a bit too complimentary about Ita.
    And a lessbian doggy pic for Knuckles.

  115. Arky

    Has anyone given any thought to those who wanted to enlist to go to Vietnam, but weren’t allowed to?

  116. Knuckle Dragger

    Dammit Ted.

    This is why I can’t have nice things.

  117. Roger

    Ita Buttrose says Bolta “not a natural fit” at the ABC.

    Wouldn’t pass the ideological test, eh, Ita?

  118. areff

    Mater has forced numberwang to retract claims that his tits are still perky.

    Wins the Cat for today.

  119. C.L.

    ABC Online campaigns earnestly for men to dominate workplaces …
    ———–
    These industries are booming, so why aren’t more men joining the ranks?

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    And in a not entirely surprising comment, ScoMo’ major (dis)appointment, Ita Buttrose, says Bolta “not a natural fit” at the ABC.

    So she should change the ABC so that is is a natural fit for Bolta. Simples.
    And while you’re at it Ita get Tommy Robison on Qanda to discuss gaoling journalists.

  121. Roger

    These industries are booming, so why aren’t more men joining the ranks?

    Mmm…I wonder why?

    I’m also surprised to learn that kindergarten is now an “industry”.

  122. John Constantine

    Putting snake mesh around the sheepdog’s run now banned in victoria.

    Several venomous brown snakes a year accidentally kill themselves in vegetable netting on their way to attack my working dogs. The death of killer snakes enrages the vegynsys wymynsys of ‘The Ton’, reinforcing their need to control the population of australia by the Clearances of rural areas and stacking the population tight and high in dogbox apartment towers, monitored by chicom secret police dissenter detection camera networks.

    Local council communism to apply for grants to fly camera drones over backyards, filming any use of fruit and vegetable netting for automatic fine generation.

    Poisonous and treacherous snakes in the grass stick together, both reptiles and politicians.

    Comrades.

  123. Steve trickler

    I like the script with this airshow demo. A quick intercept in action.

    Al Gore being forced to land……a sailboat awaits. ( :



  124. John Constantine

    These people are providing a worthwhile and genuine service to people that need them, i only put the page up to show what it costs to remove snakes by the regulations.

    Abc employees, both employed by the State wouldn’t flinch at paying a few hundred bucks to have a snake removed from their house.

    Out in remote Australia, paying for three hundred kilometers round travel trip on top of the hundreds of dollars snake removal cost is a big thing for a pensioner. Vet fees to try and save their pet from snakebite can be massive.

    Compared to a few bucks for snake netting.

    http://www.snakebusters.com.au/Snake-Catcher-Cost.htm

    If you call a licensed snake removal or snake catcher to come to your home for snake capture, the cost of the service fee and snake removal might be around $200 – $500 depending on location and other factors.

    Unlicensed imitators are a risk to you and your safety and should not be dealt with under any circumstances.
    There are other factors relevant to snake removal cost and charges and they may include the following:
    – Time of day.
    – Distance travelled from Licensed Snake Catcher.
    – Time spent finding or catching snake.
    – Government imposed release or license fees.
    – Levies, fines, charges and other unexpected costs.

    The puppies and kittens of the rural proles must die in the name of the Rewilding Cultural Revolution.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    John – If you work it right, with an anonymous Facebook post to an activist page for example, you could get some Extinction Rebellion people gluing themselves to your garden fence. They would repel everything, even tiger snakes.

    Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists glue themselves to London Fashion Week venue (13 Sep)

    Activists from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group have glued themselves to the entrance of a key London Fashion Week venue.

    They were protesting against the fashion industry’s impact on climate change.

    Samantha Smithson used to be a fashion designer and stylist but joined Extinction Rebellion because she decided her job and the companies she worked with were toxic for the planet.

    She and Shane Warne should get together.

  126. Arky

    Putting snake mesh around the sheepdog’s run now banned in victoria.

    Link please.
    Comrade.

  127. Roger

    Apropos our water woes:

    US EPA to repeal an Obama era regulatory framework that gave the Federal government effective control of 95% of America’s waterways.

    The proposed new framework will give more certainty to farmers, manufacturers and property owners.

    Green interests are mulling a court challenge.

    Are you paying attention, David Littleproud?

  128. calli

    what it costs to remove snakes by the regulations.

    Border spades are cheap.

    And effective.

  129. Mater

    He’s hiding.
    He won’t answer this question –
    What would you call the statement – “Every Nasho who served in Vietnam was a volunteer”.

    I’ll be back on deck shortly, Bob. Brace yourself!
    While I finish my family duties, please find and link to where I said “Every Nasho who served in Vietnam was a volunteer”. Once you do that, we’ll discuss in depth.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  130. Roger

    US EPA to repeal an Obama era regulatory framework that gave the Federal government effective control of 95% of America’s waterways.

    Following an order by Trump, I should have added.

  131. Old School Conservative

    Michael Smith informs us that VB will be brewed from 2020 with “100% offset solar electricity”.
    What is offset solar electricity?

  132. Knuckle Dragger

    John C,

    I thought that was what unlicensed .410 shotguns were for.

  133. Roger

    John C.,

    You can buy snake & mouse mesh at Bunnings with a 0.6mm gauge; perfect for protecting a dog run.

    Looks to me that the proposed new regs wouldn’t apply to it.

  134. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-14/gardeners-to-face-backyard-blitz-on-netting/11510416

    If approved, Victoria’s backyard blitz would mean any person found using illegal netting could be fined $330, and a person selling, or advertising illegal netting fined $660.

    If the matter is referred to the court, a maximum penalty of $2,478 is proposed.

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said if netting was not used in the correct manner it could pose a serious risk to animals such as flying foxes, birds, possums, and even snakes.

    The broadacre use of exclusion fencing to protect livestock also enrages rewilding activists.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-09-14/sheep-producers-turn-to-drone-warfare-to-strike-wild-dogs/11428658?sf219395432=1&fbclid=IwAR2m7jQKaejq7C7j_zn75MYDPq9VuevSEWO1KhBvGCvSYEaX41VD9zL6BjE

    Fencing that keeps foxes/dingo/wild dogs away from sheep also excludes kangaroos and emus from crops and pastures and water troughs.

    Reports of activists cutting exclusion fences so the wildlife can get into the crop to have a feed.

  135. cohenite

    Interesting that gun regs in the US really got a kick along with the Thompson:

    You know how anti-gun people use tragedies to advance their political agenda? It’s nothing new, they used organized crime violence, including the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre just the same way, to scare the public into accepting more gun control. Create a panic, then step in with a legislative solution to the panic they created. It’s a classic tactic that works as good as it ever did. The initial idea was to do something about machine guns, but a bunch of other stuff got thrown in, short barrelled shotguns (understandable), short barrelled rifles (not so understandable), silencers (no reason at all), destructive devices (whatever), and ‘Any Other Weapons’ (I want a cane gun, damnit!). They wanted to include handguns too, but saner heads prevailed.

    Politicians then were the same as politicians today, clueless about what they were regulating. Here is a transcript of the House Ways and Means Committee hearing. It’s depressing how little has changed. Prohibition (another brilliant idea) created organized crime. When the Thompson submachine gun came on the market in 1921 it was advertised as just the thing for those pesky bandits bedevilling the ranch, or for protecting banks, trains, the post office, whatever, from mobsters. Unfortunately a Thompson cost $200, which at the time was a huge amount, a new Ford was only $545.

    The only people who could afford Thompsons were government agencies and gangsters or revolutionaries. The IRA bought a bunch, but the Brits intercepted most of them. The Chinese bought some, then copied it and made their own, no more sales there. Even then they never sold many. Thompson’s initial production run of 15,000 didn’t sell out until just before WWII. Big gangsters like Al Capone could afford them. Hollywood loved them, and put them in a lot of movies where they destroyed everything they were pointed at, and never ran out of ammunition.

    So, it was decided something had to be done, and the National Firearms Act (NFA) was what Congress o up with. The NRA president testified at the hearing in favour of the bill and it was passed. Congress couldn’t ban anything outright because of the Second Amendment, so they put a $200 tax on everything. That was supposed to be so expensive no civilians would buy them, but mobsters had money and didn’t care about the law.

    The new law was tested by the Supreme Court in US v. Miller (1939). It would have been found unconstitutional if not for some perjury by the government’s lawyer. The court said, in effect, only weapons suitable for military use were protected by the Second Amendment. Since no armies used short barrelled shotguns Miller’s wasn’t protected by the Amendment. That was nonsense, of course, the Americans were so fond of their trenchguns in WWI the Germans made a formal complaint about shotguns ‘causing unnecessary suffering.’ Um….poison gas, anyone?

    So we’ve been saddled with the NFA ever since. The BATF is so swamped with paperwork it can take over a year sometimes to get a tax stamp. Half the stuff on the NFA list doesn’t need to be there, like silencers/suppressors, even the BATF wants them taken off the list and treated like regular firearms. But Congress has to make that change, as they would if new guns were to be added to the NFA list.

  136. Snoopy

    In a statement, Government agencies said the work was needed to mitigate the risk of soil erosion.

    “The works include removal of livestock from the area to lessen soil disturbance, placement of roll-over banks to divert water run-off from cleared roads and the refilling of two excavated channels using the soil previously removed from those areas,” the statement said.

    Quite rightly. This is a potential ecological disaster if ever I’ve seen one. Dead flat land is notorious for soil erosion.

  137. cohenite

    Speaking of guns:

    Beto O’Rourke responded to a Texas lawmaker on Friday who dared the former Congressman to take his AR-15, calling the FBI to report his tweet as a “death threat.”
    “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Texas Republican Representative Briscoe Cain wrote on Twitter after O’Rourke warned during the Democrat debate that “Hell, yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15.

    The AR-15 is simply a semi-auto rifle which has a military shape, whatever that is.

  138. John Constantine

    I openly admit, my deliberate intent isn’t just to exclude snakes and have them hang around the house in hiding, waiting for the chance to strike, i want every brown snake that tries to claim the houseyard as territory, Dead.

    Outside in the open paddocks, no problem. In the bush and scrub, no problem.

    The sheepyards and the houseyard?. Given the distance to the vet and the limited availability, any working dog bitten doesn’t have much of a chance, so area denial to brown snakes is the logical management decision.

    [The netwrap used to cover round rolls of hay also good for snake traps, that doesn’t seem covered in the legislation either.]

  139. Thefrollickingmole

    Jupes
    On the pee substitute.
    Look up wizzinator on google.
    There’s an entire industry in fake dicks & delivery systems

  140. notafan

    Read that long winded piece Roger

    and at the end of it he was still a true believer

    #shouldhavehomeschooled

  141. stackja

    2GB reports Paul Cronin has died.

  142. Snoopy

    Drove past a dead wallaby in the gutter this morning. That will teach him to cross the road outside the marked Wild Life zone.

  143. 1735099

    Once you do that

    Why should I?
    I’m trying to establish whether you have any concept of what constitutes truth.
    You’re spend a great deal of time and energy noting inconsistencies in terminology on a scrofulous blog.
    This is a much simpler exercise.
    Just explain how you would classify that statement which was sold to school children as history, for fifteen years or more, surely an issue (if you’re a seeker of the truth) of much greater consequence than defining the status of a soldier.

  144. stackja

    Snoopy
    #3155437, posted on September 14, 2019 at 11:42 am

    How much can a Koala Bear?

  145. stackja

    Australian TV legend Paul Cronin has died, aged 81
    Iconic Australian TV star Paul Cronin has died at the age of 81. Best known for his roles in The Sullivans and Matlock Police, Cronin has been remembered as a devoted father and for his instrumental role in the Brisbane Bears’ AFL entry.

    Kim Wilson, Sunday Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    September 14, 2019 10:56am

    Australian TV legend Paul Cronin has died at the age of 81 surrounded by his four daughters and grandchildren.

    Best known for his iconic roles as Dave Sullivan in the much-loved series The Sullivans and Gary Hogan in Matlock Police, Cronin won five silver Logies and was crowned the King of Moomba in 1980.

    A passionate AFL supporter, he was awarded the licence to establish the Brisbane Bears AFL team in 1986 and was president of the club from 1987 to 1989.

    Daughters Katherine, Jane, Susanne and Jules were by his side when he passed away last night.

    “He was the most wonderful father, he was protective, he would have done everything for his girls. We loved him so much, he adored mum so much,” Susanne says.

  146. Arky

    Every Nasho who served in Vietnam was a volunteer

    ..
    Depends on how you define the words “who”, “was” and “a”.

  147. feelthebern

    You’re spend a great deal of time and energy noting inconsistencies in terminology on a scrofulous blog.

    How dare you!!

  148. Exit Stage Right

    Disgraceful comment about this wonderful blog, Numbers.
    You don’t belong, you self centred piece of shit!

  149. Arky

    After Numberwang saw a dude throw his rifle down and refuse to participate anymore, did that dude get shot like he would have in WW1 or if he had been playing for the other side?
    No.
    From that point on, at least, Numberwang was a volunteer in the great imperialist, baby – killing American war machine.

  150. Boambee John

    cohenite at 1126

    The AR-15 is simply a semi-auto rifle which has a military shape, whatever that is.

    Same shape as a Brown Bess musket?

  151. Mater

    Why should I?

    Because you’re asking me to discuss it, pissant.
    Unlike yourself, I’m happy to defend any statement I make, or admit my error, whatever the case is.
    If you want to hump someone’s leg over the “volunteer” quote, find whoever said it…and hump away!

    My issues is your exaggerations*. I’m holding you to account for only that which you have said. Don’t like having your feet held to the fire, keep it honest.

    * I’m in a magnanimous mood.

  152. JC

    Snoop

    Learn to code. Your link doesn’t work.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Militia bear military firearms.
    It’ll be fun when the NRA, bearing a dictionary, gets a case up to SCOTUS.
    Quite a few lefty heads will explode afterwards I think.

  154. Arky

    There are interesting cultural differences between commonwealth countries.
    NZ did shoot men for desertion, Australia did not.

  155. JC

    Bruce

    The current SCOTUS would not hear a case on the subject of the right to bear arms. It’s settled law.

  156. Arky

    The US only shot one guy for desertion in WW1.
    How unlucky was this guy?
    ..

    Slovik lasted only a few hours. Assigned to a rifle platoon by Captain Ralph Grotte of Company G, he soon turned around and walked away from the front. Tankey tried to stop him, but it was no use.

    Within weeks, Slovik had turned up again. He told how he had warned Grotte that he would desert if sent to combat again. He seemed to think that this would get him off the hook. On the 26th of October, he was imprisoned at the divisional stockade at Rott.

  157. Some History

    Greta™ says, “tell it like it is”.

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

    video length ~ 3mins

  158. Twostix

    “The message that eating food with your hands is an unmannered way to eat is a real problem for me because it is dripping with the control and shame of colonization, which is particularly dangerous in an educational context. Suggesting that a child who eats with her hands has no manners is an echo of European colonial powers looking to tame the wildness out of the people they controlled. These European table manners were imposed on conquered people in an attempt to “civilize” them.”

    Eating with their hands is literally what uncivilised children do until they are taught better.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s settled law.

    The Dem candidates for Prez don’t seem to think so. And most Dem states are trying to ban firearms all sorts of ways. I’m certain a case will eventually get to SCOTUS because the Dems don’t let small things like the constitution get in their way (see amendments I, II, IV, XIV and XXV).

  160. Some History

    Heart – Tell It Like It Is

  161. Fisky

    Next up – Indians explain that it is racist/colonialist to object to people sh*tting in the street.

  162. Overburdened

    JC

    Backing up from the old thread.

    Something can’t be unparalleled except for… Either it is or it isn’t. A bit like the resident idiot (not me, the other one) opining ‘proven facts’.

    I agree with you that the beaches are nice.

    The beaches at Byron aren’t the problem and we’re not a consideration in my appraisal.

  163. Twostix

    Indians really need to abstain from engaging in the leftwing culture wars.

    Half of them still openly shit in the streets inspite of massive government campaigns to get them to stop.

  164. Arky

    These European table manners were imposed on conquered people in an attempt to “civilize” them.”

    ..
    Or an attempt to stop them dying of dysentery.
    One or the other, same thing, bloody imperialists.

  165. feelthebern

    The beaches at Byron are ok.
    The best beaches are beaches you can walk on for hours and not see anyone else.
    Ah the serenity.

  166. Twostix

    That’s not to mention the state of the ganges – a supposedly sacred river that quiet seriously is less sanitary than the average australian rubbish tip.

    I welcome these people to the woke left circus because I know for a fact that even the average pop leftist holds their nose around them.

  167. feelthebern

    Worlds worst “beaches” ? England.

  168. feelthebern

    With some of the water tech available now, I don’t know why they don’t offer to clean up India’s waterways.

  169. Thefrollickingmole

    Roger, good read on that schools piece.
    Could have ended with the last lines from 1984.

  170. Twostix

    Indians – being prevalent in tech are the only people woke leftists regulalry engage with and are in competition with.

    Woke leftism being driven by big tech bugmen its funny how mean they can be about them.

    Me on the other hand, on balance prefer modern indians to poms. The indians traditionalism and connection to sanity remains intact. Generally they expect everyone to have a home, a job, a wife and a family.

    And unlike poms they’re not cowards running away from their now occupied country.

  171. Des Deskperson

    From CL’s link @10.40 a.m. about gender imbalance in education:

    ‘Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) director Libby Lyons said it was vital for everyone that industries achieved greater gender balance.

    “We know that gender balanced teams perform better, we know that gender balanced teams have better safety records, and … can actually help the profitability of an organisation,” she said.’

    According to its latest annual report, the WGEA employs 22 women and 3 men.

    It must be an exceptionally inefficient and dangerous place in which to work, although it doesn’t, admittedly, have to worry about profitability.

    And it doesn’t employ any Indigenous Australians.

    And din’t Libby Lyons say something really moronic recently at a Parliamentary Inquiry hearing?

  172. John Constantine

    Rewilding is a war, conducted by the State against rural peasants.

    The price of trading water right now is huge, because for the next few weeks this water can make a huge difference. Disaster relief water released now would save production and remove the need to import grain, this water released from dams now would be replaced in spring when the snowfields melt.

  173. Mark Siccar:

    The British army is to undergo a green revolution, as the force’s most senior general announced that its present tanks and vehicles will be the last to run on fossil fuels.

    The time has come when we need to be demanding psych evaluations of the ruling classes.
    This is bordering on insanity.

  174. bundyrum

    Hey Head Prefect, I thought you would have been attending the Mugabe composting this weekend?

  175. JC

    Bern

    Byron
    The water temp in the summer is perfect. There’s supposedly a warm current that runs through there.

  176. JC

    Why would I be doing that, Ted? If you’re going to be the jokester then at least try to be half way funny. Anyway, I’m in no mood for your nonsense.

  177. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Eating with their hands is literally what uncivilised children do until they are taught better.

    Don’t tell me you bring cutlery to the football, Costanza.

  178. calli

    These European table manners were imposed on conquered people in an attempt to “civilize” them.”

    Or keep them alive.

    Diseases transferred from hand to mouth…erk.

  179. Zatara

    The British army is to undergo a green revolution, as the force’s most senior general announced that its present tanks and vehicles will be the last to run on fossil fuels

    Yeah, that’ll be a huge loss to the West.

    Bangladesh has more tanks than the UK does.

  180. Zyconoclast:
    “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” the former Texas

    congressman said during the third Democratic presidential debate, hosted by ABC News

    Utterly misunderstanding why the US has a 2nd amendment.
    This kind of arrogant overreach by politicians is precisely why the 2nd Amendment exists.
    Unless, of course, Beto wants to start a second civil war.

  181. calli

    Sorry. Arky got there first.

  182. Thefrollickingmole

    In Vietnam having a memorial dinner for wife’s father.
    All very nice and civilised.
    Less talk of wars 50 years past here than on the blog.
    Even if Mozo of the NVA were conscripts….

  183. 1735099

    Because you’re asking me to discuss it, pissant.

    No I’m not.
    I’m asking you whether it’s truth or lies.
    All you’re interested in is impressing the sheep who flock here.
    You have absolutely no interest in historical truth.
    Your motive is to embarrass me.
    You’re wasting your time.
    I don’t get embarrassed, just mildly amused.The funniest part is watching your reaction.
    You come over all abusive when bested.
    It’s funny, and predictable.
    In that sense, you resemble Cassie.
    The difference is, she doesn’t need to be wound up.
    She winds herself up when I post.

  184. 2dogs

    scrofulous blog.

    How dare you!!

    Exactly. My scrofula are so small that you can’t even see them.

    They are the result of a bout of tuberculosis as teenager, and I can’t see why any sane person would take issue with them.

  185. Tel

    You can buy snake & mouse mesh at Bunnings with a 0.6mm gauge; perfect for protecting a dog run.

    Stiff wire with small mesh size won’t entangle bats, it’s the soft loopy stuff that kills them.

    I’m not against people being friendly towards bats, but the Victorian government are one heck of a bunch of hypocrites fining everyone while engaging in a whole bunch of wildlife killing activity themselves.

    Just look at how many times they have stubbornly blocked fuel-reduction burning during winter (which gives the wildlife plenty of time to get out the way) and then blamed global warming when the inevitable bushfire disaster comes through in the middle of summer and burns everything.

  186. Zatara

    Unless, of course, Beto wants to start a second civil war.

    Go ahead Beto, give Americans a legal reason to shoot you.

  187. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Rewilding is a war,

    Let’s break that down, John.

    Rewilding is a war

    Correct.

    conducted by the State against rural peasants.

    Not quite, John. It’s a war alright, but the “state” is merely the unwitting servant of the real protagonists. It’s been going on since before this “state” (Australia) existed. Put simply there are powerful people who believe there’s simply too many of us “peasants”, and they have been trying to “thin the herd” for a very long time now.

    The “holes in the ozone layer” scam showed them how to do it once and for all, and CO2 induced “climate change” BS is the vehicle by which they intend to accomplish it.

    And they’re succeeding.

  188. Notafan:

    A rat once killed itself trying to get through the mesh floor of my children’s rabbit hunch, too narrow for its hips, it didn’t have the wit to back out.
    I’m very lucky I didn’t run afoul the new net laws.
    How do they find out about these nefarious back yard deeds?

    Drones, old mate.
    Black, quiet drones.

  189. Arky

    All you’re interested in is impressing the sheep who flock here.

    ..
    Sheep? Where?

  190. Tom

    Ah the serenity.

    In the eighties, you could walk for miles along Cable Beach (Broome) in the May-to-September dry season — peak hour for tourists — and not see another soul.

  191. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Bangladesh has more tanks than the UK does.

    Given the nuclear weapons and competent naval & air forces, maybe the UK doesn’t need a huge army.

    Bangladesh has a decent population, borders with Burma and had a violent separation from Pakistan.

    I don’t know why Britain should be involved in the Middle East or opposing China.

    China might be our problem. We should do something about it.

  192. Arky

    Oh you bloody tease.
    I can’t see any sheep.

  193. Some History

    The British army is to undergo a green revolution, as the force’s most senior general announced that its present tanks and vehicles will be the last to run on fossil fuels

    The British Army is to invest in zero-emissions tanks. Here’s an inspection of the latest ZE MarkIII Rhino Tank:

    https://imgur.com/sV1sxUU

  194. notafan

    The message that eating food with your hands is an unmannered way

    it is not mere manners

    it stems from an effort to maintain food hygiene

    children in particular being not very good at that

    as for non westerners not washing their hands after going to the toilet

    I suppose you will argue western colonial uppitiness for that one too.

  195. Arky

    No I’m not.
    I’m asking you whether it’s truth or lies.
    All you’re interested in is impressing the sheep who flock here.
    You have absolutely no interest in historical truth.
    Your motive is to embarrass me.
    You’re wasting your time.
    I don’t get embarrassed, just mildly amused.The funniest part is watching your reaction.
    You come over all abusive when bested.
    It’s funny, and predictable.
    In that sense, you resemble Cassie.
    The difference is, she doesn’t need to be wound up.
    She winds herself up when I post.

    ..
    The “I know I am, but what are you”? argument.
    Devastating when deployed against twelve y.o.s with severe learning disabilities, less effective against adults.

  196. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Right. I’ll bring a knife and fork to the cinema to eat popcorn now.

  197. Overburdened

    Feel the burn

    Spot on re what constitutes a good beach.

    I have a fair hike from my camp to get to town, and can surf, worm and fish in peace.

  198. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “That’s the way these society types eat their candy bars…”

  199. notafan

    Frank

    reminds me of the time I stayed at my Grandmothers for a couple of nights and she bought me my very first ever hamburger at the fish and chip shop

    went home and she made me eat it with a knife and fork

    ruinzed it

  200. Fisky

    Oh lookee here! I wonder which foreign regime could possibly be implicated here!

    Mercedes Stephenson
    @MercedesGlobal
    ·
    11h
    #Breaking Global News has learned that the Director General of an intelligence unit at RCMP HQ has been arrested and charged under the secrets act involving espionage by foreign powers. Sources tell Global News this was an extensive national security investigation #cdnnatsec

  201. Infidel Tiger

    Adrian Vermeule
    @Vermeullarmine
    ·
    1h
    Another psychopath. Funny how many there are in this subfield of “medicine”

    Police: Thousands of fetal remains found in home of former South Bend abortion doctor | WSBT

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Vermeullarmine/status/1172691263063285761

    These are the people that evil xunt Berejyklian is giving free rein to.

  202. Zatara

    Given the nuclear weapons and competent naval & air forces, maybe the UK doesn’t need a huge army.

    The RN has less warships than Qatar.
    The RAF is smaller than Pakistan’s Air Force.
    The largest fighter force in the UK is a USAF fighter wing deployed to meet a NATO commitment.

    The point is, the UK opted out of the influencing world events game long ago. If they insist on neutering what remains of their once proud armed forces by playing politically correct games that’s their problem.

    It’s national suicide, but it’s their nation.

  203. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    If I wanted influence I’d rather some nukes instead of some soldiers deployed as blue hats.

    The bombing of the Falklands airfields by the RAF was bloody amazing.

    They did it with ancient pieces of crap. The Americans would have done it with standoff cruise missiles from a flight of B1-Bs.

  204. bundyrum

    Awww, you breaking my heart head prefect.

  205. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Who else is fucking outraged at the ATO warning people about stuff that is “technically legal”?

    They can go fuck themselves with something odd-shaped and rusty.

  206. Top Ender

    The B-1 Bomber is a beautiful aircraft.

    If I was going to be bombed, I’d prefer it to be from good looking machines.

  207. stackja

    Des Deskperson
    #3155477, posted on September 14, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Occupational therapist arrested over alleged sexual assault of woman with disability

    A woman, who was employed as an occupational therapist, has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman with an intellectual disability on the Central Coast.

    It’s alleged the woman groomed the disabled 38-year-old over eight months at a home in Budgewoi, and encouraged her to have a sexual relationship.

    Will Libby Lyons comment on?
    Will Disability Services Commissioner?

  208. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Who else is fucking outraged at the ATO warning
    people about stuff that is “technically legal”?

    Retrospective legislation, anyone?
    (Courtesy John Howard).

  209. Zatara

    The bombing of the Falklands airfields by the RAF was bloody amazing.

    The bombing of the Falklands airfield with ONE aircraft was a one time desperate measure that they couldn’t hope to repeat. Yeah, it was an ancient piece of crap and wasn’t replaced. Which is the point.

    The Americans have flown hundreds of bombing missions to Afghanistan from Missouri, as in the center of the North American continent.

  210. JC

    Interesting piece on why long term bond rates are pretty low. It’s not recession, it’s not the baby boomers, it’s not TDS. It’s possible investors see inflation being stable as long as the eye can see and are bidding down yields. How’s this for history . (Not about wars this time)

    Most of the late 19th century had an inverted yield curve. UK perpetuities were the “safe asset,” and short term lending was risky. It also lived under the gold standard which gave very long-run price stability.

    More here at the grumpy economist blog.
    https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2019/09/more-on-low-long-term-interest-rates.html

  211. Zatara

    For example the New York lawyer who launched an attack on our grid.

    Did you miss the “link” button? The one where you back up such and interesting claim.

  212. stackja

    Teen faces court after assaulting Police Officers – Penrith
    Saturday, 14 September 2019 12:34:24 PM

    A teenager will appear in court today after assaulting police while in custody at Penrith Police Station, for an unrelated matter, yesterday.

    About 11pm (Friday 13 September 2019), police attempted to move the teenager from a cell into a police vehicle when she became violent.

    While resisting police attempts to move her, the 16-year-old girl bit one sergeant on the thigh and kicked her in the face, while also scratching a constable on the arm.

    About 12.10am on Saturday (14 September 2019), officers attached to the Public Order and Riot Squad attended, and with the assistance from NSW Ambulance paramedics, the teenager was restrained and conveyed to Nepean Hospital for medical assessment.

    She was charged with two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty without causing actual bodily harm and intimidation.

    She was refused bail and will appear before a Children’s Court today (Saturday 14 September 2019).

    The two police officers received minor injuries and were assessed at Nepean Hospital; however, they did not require hospitalisation.

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    A rat once killed itself trying to get through the mesh floor of my children’s rabbit hunch, too narrow for its hips, it didn’t have the wit to back out.

    Busy half hour this morning at the Cafe Bruce real estate office, also known as the kookaburra nest box. The kookas were in it, trying to decide if it suited, then a pair of little corellas went in, then two indian mynahs came over (and were chased away by the head waiter).

    Finally a couple of wood ducks arrived. Mr Wood Duck was most interested in the nest box. He stood on top of it and looked in the entrance several times. Had a look from the electricity line. Then decided he wanted to do an inspection, with his lady watching on from a branch. Unfortunately he was a bit on the tubby side and first attempt he couldn’t fit through the entrance. Likewise the second attempt. And the third, fourth and fifth attempts. Finally he squeezed in on the sixth! I was wondering if he’d be able to make it back out again.

    But alas it wasn’t within their budget, which for wood ducks was even lower (intelligence-wise) than usual, and he squeezed back out like a limbo duck and they flew off.

  214. Des Deskperson

    ‘Cannot find any information on the background of this Cameron Ortis. Which country do we think it is? Usually when we find this it turns out that the fellow ought not have had the job in the first place.’

    I understand from mews reports that Ortis:

    is 47

    is an expert on ‘East Asia’

    from 1999-2007 he was a student and then a teaching fellow at the University of British Colombia while completing a PHD in politic science.

    This doesn’t sound like your typical police/ intelligence career pattern. It sounds more like some fast-talking academic self-promotor with political connections.

  215. Zatara

    Anyone practicing bird calls?

  216. JC

    Finally got her. That’s doing it.

    Brigitte Gabriel
    @ACTBrigitte
    Ilhan Omar was found GUILTY of 6 different campaign finance violations. Her punishment? A $500 fine.

  217. Tel

    The “holes in the ozone layer” scam showed them how to do it once and for all, and CO2 induced “climate change” BS is the vehicle by which they intend to accomplish it.

    Correct.

    And they’re succeeding.

    Naaa. Wrong. The recent increase in shrillness is a clear sign that they know they are losing.

    As comedian Dave Smith put it, “This is not the behaviour of people who are comfortable in their position of power and authority.” Every failed prediction swings across a few more people of the engineering / trade / artisan class, while the regular plebs are simply sick of hearing it all the time. Being reduced to the level where they are putting forward a young girl like Greta Thunburg shows they have given up on any science, instead dialed it over to 100% emotion. You can food some people some of the time but the scam is unwinding.

    There’s a good book “Lying for Money” by Dan Davies where he talks about the anatomy of fraud. A long lived fraud is extremely difficult to perpetrate because truth leaks out and frauds inherently escalate. Therefore plan for the day when it unwinds … because ultimately is WILL unwind, only a question of when.

  218. bespoke

    Top Ender
    #3155521, posted on September 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm
    The B-1 Bomber is a beautiful aircraft.

    Nice but for me it’s number two on my list.

  219. stackja

    bespoke
    #3155541, posted on September 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Yes!

  220. Mark from Melbourne

    Thankyou Doomlord

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