Open Forum: September 21, 2019

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  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I love it when the farmers talk dirty. 🙂

  2. Overburdened

    Notafan

    That’s doing it on the fly for ya

  3. Nick

    Just remember Nick.
    Collingwood supporters don’t march for climate action.

    Gez, true, though ironically, most of modern day Collingwood would have 🙂

  4. notafan

    Wasn’t suggesting Folau could or should be made to do anything.

    As none mentioned his family has extricated themselves from Mormonism which is a fine start.

  5. None

    Mostly when I say, I get, which is really annoying and makes editing a pain and defeats the purpose of the software.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am sure Percy needs kind friends too None.
    I am here for him. 🙂

  7. Farmer Gez

    True Nick.

    Pies fans can’t afford to live in Collingwood with the exception of Eddie.

  8. Nick

    It’s weird isn’t it Gez.

  9. Oh come on

    She’ll be Bach later.

    I sure hope so, Tel! Because there’s some dynamite Jo-trigger material in Lizzie’s comment above.

  10. None

    Yes Roger? Izzy has also rejected prosperity theology. He’s also been very critical of Catholicism, usually for the wrong reasons (I’m not a Catholic myself btw).

  11. Farmer Gez

    It weird all right but even weirder for Tigers supporters with Richmond.

    A big gay scene and hipsters everywhere.

    Like Tigers of Old….hardly.

  12. The Countess

    That’s my favourite hymn, Calli
    “May I run the race before me
    Strong and brave to face the foe
    Looking only unto Jesus
    As I onward go”

  13. Farmer Gez

    Knuckles will be flatter than a pommy ale.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for agricultural Cats – the live sheep trade is resuming after a three month delay..

  15. Roger

    Yes Roger? Izzy has also rejected prosperity theology. He’s also been very critical of Catholicism, usually for the wrong reasons (I’m not a Catholic myself btw).

    My point is he has a right to freely express his religious beliefs, even if we disagree with them.

    For better or worse, we are a free market when it comes to religious beliefs.

    Australia is not a confessional state.

  16. notafan

    All in agreement here Roger.

    And we can also criticize his religious beliefs.

  17. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Comment in Sir Robert Menzies’ memoir “Afternoon Light.” (Page 269.)

    “It is interesting to note that the Leader of the Opposition in Canberra, whose Party, the Australian Labour Party, in the election of November 1966, opposed Australian military participation in South Vietnam, said in the House in 1965:

    “That there has long been and still is aggression from the North and subversion inspired from the North, I do not for one moment deny.”.”

  18. None

    For the love of god Roger no one has been a strong defender of Izzy on catallaxy than I have and nowhere have I ever implied that he does not have a right to freely express his belief. And no where does that also do not me the right to criticise anybody’s believe including yours. Get off your f****** high horse

  19. Roger

    All in agreement here Roger.

    And we can also criticize his religious beliefs.

    Of course, nota.

    Get off your f****** high horse

    Calm down, None.

  20. Farmer Gez

    This one’s for agricultural Cats – the live sheep trade is resuming after a three month delay..

    There should be a good supply for the boats.
    Plenty of sheep marching down the streets yesterday.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Plenty of sheep marching down the streets yesterday.

    Merino sheep are intelligent compared to that mob.

  22. Megan

    I’m disappointed. I wanted Collingwood to lose by a point next week.

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Linking on my phone is not great.
    I am also busy cooking up my seafood surprise!
    So called because it turns out differently every time. 🙂

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calm down and carry on, None.

    Such a useful little plate I bought. 🙂

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just open a new window and type in the url.

    Sinc, this quiz would make a good main thread discussion. Perhaps to clue in a few teachers.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sorry link is gwpf.com

    Global warming policy foundation.
    Sorry for the phone typo.

  27. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    – thegwpf.com –
    That is the web address

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Great work, Megan. Come over sometime for that arvo tea! I have 4 different teapots to cater for various preferences. Cups with saucers too. Must have those as well. We will do it a la Dorchester.

  29. Megan

    Got all 12 right. *Runs a lap of honour*

  30. notafan

    Speaking of theology.

    A few weeks back we discussed the plight of the rich young man who was invited by Christ to give up everything he had and follow him
    and he could not do it

    There was some difference of opinion if iirc whether the rich young man was righteous.

    I was listening to the reading about the apostles, who, after trying all day without success getting that marvellous catch that was so great they had to get help to get it ashore but when they did go ashore, they left their boats and followed Christ.

    Isn’t that the parallel story with that last, crucial leap of faith, to the one of the rich young man?

  31. Megan

    I’m coming up your way for a weekend at the end of October for a picnic with my Sydney cousins. Have to make those scones to go with the Dorchester tea!

  32. 1735099

    Comment in Sir Robert Menzies’ memoir “Afternoon Light.” (Page 269.)

    Old Arty’s (Calwell) response to Menzies’ commitment of Australian troops is eerily accurate in hindsight –

    We do not think it is a wise decision. We do not think it is a timely decision. We do not think it is a right decision. We do not think it will help the fight against Communism. On the contrary, we believe it will harm that fight in the long term. Wc do not believe’ it will promote the welfare of the people of Vietnam. On the contrary, we believe it will prolong and deepen the suffering of that unhappy people so that Australia’s very name may become a term of reproach among them. We do not believe that it represents a wise or even intelligent response to the challenge of Chinese power. On the contrary, we believe it mistakes entirely the nature of that power, and that it materially assists China in her subversive aims. Indeed, we cannot conceive a decision by this Government more likely to promote the long term interests of China in Asia and the Pacific. We of the Labour Party do not believe that this decision serves, or is consistent with, the immediate strategic interests of Australia. On the contrary, we believe that, by sending one quarter of our pitifully small effective military strength to distant Vietnam, this Government dangerously denudes Australia and its immediate strategic environs of effective defence power. Thus, for all these and other reasons, we believe we have no choice but to oppose this decision in the name of Australia and of Australia’s security.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Congrats Megan. Although you may be too credible in accepting some of the Ipcc predictions. But I guess the whole point of it is to examine knowledge of thes rather than argue over them, and to show that even by ipcc standards the tweeny protesters are totally ignorant.

  34. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Keep in touch Megan. Get my email from Sinc.

  35. Tintarella di Luna

    The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

    — Mark Twain

  36. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I see we’re still fighting the Vietnam war.
    Nearly fifty years after we pulled out of the place.

    .
    Sigh.

  37. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    In theory, Shakespeare should be rewritten or done in OP.

  38. notafan

    The purpose of the quiz was surely to show that most of what true believers assume about climate change is wrong and getting 12 out 12 right is 100% not sucked in?

  39. notafan

    Some people never pull out Peter.

  40. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Phrasing.

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  42. JC

    Zat

    I’ve mentioned before. We hired a dude who flew A1’s(?) on carriers. He left the navy but because it was the early 90s…the US and the US airline industry was in recession he was unable to get a job with the airlines and so he tried Wall Street. He was also at the back of the line in terms of promotion because he wasn’t sent to the Gulf in Gulf War 1.

    He told us how they would get them to fly at night in storms as part of their training. Landing on a carrier in that weather was like a semi-controlled crash and he reckons he was covered in sweat at the end of it all. A cold soggy sweat.

  43. Delcon

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3163338, posted on September 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I see we’re still fighting the Vietnam war.
    Nearly fifty years after we pulled out of the place.

    .
    Sigh

    The Vietnam War is the first military war which was lost not on the battlefield.
    It was lost entirely on the home front, it to the enemy (read Left) within the West.
    Just wondering: if the Vietnam War had been won, would the Left in the West been much more subdued? Right now it is out of control.

  44. JC

    Speaking of theology.

    A few weeks back we discussed the plight of the rich young man who was invited by Christ to give up everything he had and follow him and he could not do it

    He did the right thing. 🙂

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I see we’re still fighting the Vietnam war.
    Nearly fifty years after we pulled out of the place.

    Just pointing out the irony. My bad.

  46. notafan

    There is also a story about a very rich man who kept on building bigger and bigger barns to store all his crops

    Then he died.

  47. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Maybe an A7 given the timeline JC.

  48. Megan

    IPCC not particularly credible. I’m just across the stuff they put out that the Young Climateers pay no attention to but should.

    Will be in touch via email.

  49. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I wasn’t referring to you, Zulu.
    But rather the broken record.

  50. JC

    Maybe an A7 given the timeline JC.

    Yea, the one thing I recall was that it had an A in front.

  51. MatrixTransform

    Of course they’re doing the babysitter.

    which would never reflect badly on the character of the babysitter.

    sugar ‘n spice and all that.

    what a skank.

  52. Oh come on

    Intended

    LOL Nota, well played!

  53. MatrixTransform

    Makes me wonder how many clients the babysitter has done?

  54. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Can one of you TV buffs answer a question about Startrek – Deep Space Nine?
    Does it ever see any action or does it just dribble on like the first four episodes?
    Frankly I couldn’t give s flying fvck whether Quark’s roulette table is crooked or not.

  55. egg_

    So this is what quantum physics is all about. Thank you BBC

    Caught the freakshow on ABC’s The Set?

    Wheelchair host and a Carmen Miranda lookalike trans fruit that looks like it just escaped the Mardi Gras serving cocktails to the guests, of course.
    Makes Q&A look sane.

  56. Oh come on

    For people that haven’t been following the shenanigans of Nigel Farage MEP very closely, I have to say that The Sun is putting up some entertaining Brexit-themed montages on teh YouTube.

    And if you’re not familiar with Nigel Farage MEP, this is a decent primer. It is

  57. Stimpson J. Cat

    A few weeks back we discussed the plight of the rich young man who was invited by Christ to give up everything he had and follow him and he could not do it

    Who would want to hang out with prostitutes, crazies, and tax collectors?
    I mean tax collectors honestly.
    Disgraceful.

  58. Steve trickler

    Check this out.

    Maja Babyszka is brilliant. 15 years of age at the time.

    That intro and performance with the clarinet certainly captures your attention.



  59. JC

    Stories like this has made America great. Where else in the universe?

    Dwarf porn star jailed in Las Vegas, accused of stabbing boyfriend

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/stabbings/dwarf-porn-star-jailed-in-las-vegas-accused-of-stabbing-boyfriend-1852654/

  60. egg_

    Taylor Swift’s Carter has tanked.

    The Loop was discussing how she now has a marketing strategy where her fans have to buy her merchandise to enable them to buy higher tier concert tickets or summut, which miffed The Loop’s hosts re anti-egalitarian or summut.

  61. struth

    Dwarf porn star jailed in Las Vegas, accused of stabbing boyfriend

    This is not a high end crime by any means.

  62. zyconoclast

    Taylor Swift an early scratching from Melbourne Cup performance

    VRC chief executive officer Neil Wilson added: “The VRC has learned that Taylor Swift is now unable to make the trip to Australia and therefore cannot be with us on Melbourne Cup Day.

    ”Obviously, this is disappointing for everyone. We understand how important the pre-Cup entertainment is and we look forward to providing an update shortly.”

    Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses campaign director Elio Celotto welcomed the news that Swift had cancelled.

    “I think that’s excellent news and I think the real reason why she’s probably not performing is that she’s realised her supporter base do not support animal cruelty,” Mr Celotto said.

    “We think she’s probably also an animal lover herself and did not want to be part of something that is fundamentally a cruel sport.”

    His organisation had urged Swift to cancel her performance as part of its #NupToTheCup campaign on social media.

    Animal activists had also been angry Swift had agreed to perform just weeks after announcing her collaboration with Stella McCartney on a vegetarian fashion line linked to her new album.

  63. egg_

    Expanded version of vid from the current Gretabot fred, re having a “Conversation” with the eco-Fascists (Rimmer, sans anger, is a Community Activist):

  64. egg_

    This is not a high end crime by any means.

    Set the low bar.
    I had a small part in a po rno film once!
    /Boom tish!

  65. Oh come on

    Just because the perpetrator has been stabbed on multiple occasions in the past does not make this a petty offence, struth.

  66. bespoke

    Does it ever see any action or does it just dribble on like the first four episodes?

    Yep. Star Trek: Enterprise starting from “In a Mirror, Darkly” would be more your liking Peter. Trust me 😎

  67. Knuckle Dragger

    Ahem.

    Right.

    First, I would like to congratulate the

  68. Muddy

    For the military cats, if they haven’t already seen it [sorry, I’m not able to link it properly]:
    This is courage; true sacrifice. The last hours of a MoH recipient.

  69. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I had a small part in a po rno film once!

    And what did the rest of your body do?

  70. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Just finished Enterprise, Bespoke. Plus I’ve watched Discovery. Also Altered Carbon and Dirk Gently.

  71. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chill out time

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    Within the Greater Western Sydney team are probably the last six remaining heterosexual men in Sydney.

    And although I didn’t see the first three quarters because I was on a cricket ground, I am reliably informed that despite winning the free kicks 24 to 17 and monstering the face-scratchers in the last, we couldn’t get the job done in the last five minutes and the reason for that was we played like spastics in the second and third terms.

    Lost by under a goal in the GF last year. Lost by under a goal in the PF this year. The ONLY acceptable result in 2020 is a flag, and to win that flag by 15 goals.

    Pre-season starts Tuesday, you flogs.

  73. egg_

    And what did the rest of your body do?

    I was John Holmes double.

  74. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I was John Holmes double.

    You do know he was gay, don’t you?

  75. MatrixTransform

    Go Pies!!! Fuck whatever, lost the grand final last year to West Coast, same details, same bollocks. . Signed….Ms. Matrix

  76. MatrixTransform

    She also just said she’s not bitter at all.

  77. egg_

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3163387, posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Heard he – and others – did gay work.
    Not sure about wheelchair/amputee stuff?

  78. bespoke

    Muddy
    #3163380, posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Cheers.

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This is courage; true sacrifice. The last hours of a MoH recipient.

    Cheers, Muddy thank you. I’ve a date with a log fire, a large Scotch and a good book.

  80. Arky

    I’ve a date with a log fire,

    ..
    My date also.
    I think the smokey plum juice is a laxative.

  81. EvilElvis

    I am reliably informed that despite winning the free kicks 24 to 17 and monstering the face-scratchers in the last, we couldn’t get the job done in the last five minutes and the reason for that was we played like spastics in the second and third terms.

    Didn’t look like it or deserve it despite Gil&Co’s™ best efforts KD. Best comment from Pie BiL at the game, “lack of desire”.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    Sadly, that would appear to be the case Elvis.

    Richmond must avenge our deaths.

  83. Nick

    I was rather hoping they would lose by a point and we’d get to see Eddies’ face on tv, neither of which transpired. I’m shattered.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    In the last quarter the Pies kicked a goal from a stoppage. Clearly touched by a GWS bloke. Score review ensues.

    Plenty of footage to show the ball hit the hand. Result – the goal stood.

    Despite being promised ‘no more fuckups’ by the AFL for this sort of thing, a gigantic Mt. Everest of fuckups occurs. If the Pies had won by less than a goal it would have been civil war, and rightly so.

    How uncharacteristic of the AFL to cock something up that for normal people would be impossible.

  85. MatrixTransform

    my samsung has a better frame rate than the AFL’s wonder-cam

  86. EvilElvis

    Insufficient evidence was the claim for not making a review decision. Obviously a third hand on ball is required in these circumstances…

  87. zyconoclast

    MatrixTransform
    #3163404, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Does this apply to dwarf throwing?

  88. MatrixTransform

    a dwarf runs into a bar fridge …

  89. MatrixTransform

    and anyway a dwarf has only 2 axis of symmetry\

    …unless the dwarf is also holding two beers

  90. Barry

    You can understand the result of the AFL goal review by comparing the monetary revenue of a Collingwood – Richmond Grand Final with the alternative(s).

    The same principal pre-ordained the past week’s tribunal results.

  91. JC

    Went to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Really liked the movie and great ending. Margor Robbie is one gorgeous piece of female form. I was looking for even one imperfection and couldn’t find it.

    There was one funny bit of dialogue/scene, While waiting for valet parking, Di Caprio is crying outside of a restaurant. Brad Pitt turns to him nonchalantly and says..

    Don’t let the Mexicans (Valets) see you crying.

  92. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3163407, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    In the last quarter the Pies kicked a goal from a stoppage. Clearly touched by a GWS bloke. Score review ensues.

    Plenty of footage to show the ball hit the hand. Result – the goal stood.

    Didn’t see it but was listening on short-wave from the Outer Hebrides.
    Sport generally has made a rod for it’s own back with video reviews.
    They all say that it is to eliminate the howler, like …
    – the Tom Hawkins deflect off the goal post at 30 degrees, but given a goal;
    – the batsmen who absolutely smashes a thick inside edge into his pad but is given LBW;
    – the shot in soccer which deflects down off the cross-bar, bounces two feet behind the line and backspins back into play, with play-on called.
    But instead of just correcting obvious errors they keep looking for fingernail touches and coat of varnish edges.
    Why?
    Because TV broadcasters love it.

  93. Lazlo

    Margot Robbie was magnificent in I, Tonya. I understand she didn’t get much screen time in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Whereas in I, Tonya she dominates.

  94. Lazlo

    One review I saw said the ending was the Manson massacres. Was that great?

  95. JC

    Lazlo

    You go home very satisfied with the ending 🙂

  96. Lazlo

    Meanwhile, in the world beyond Melbourne, how did the ref not notice the massive knock on by the All Blacks under their posts in the 70th minute?

    FYI This is a world game tournament currently underway in Japan, one of those places north of Melbourne.

  97. Lazlo

    Oh, now you have me thinking of a Marrickville Thai massage parlour.

  98. Zyconoclast

    Oh, now you have me thinking of a Marrickville Thai massage parlour.

    Lie back and think of Albo

  99. Lazlo

    Is there anyone on the planet who lies back and thinks of Albo?

    Oh, maybe Bill Shorten.

  100. Zyconoclast

    Is there anyone on the planet who lies back and thinks of Albo?

    Maybe someone who can’t tell their @rse from their Albo.

  101. Hazmatic

    The needle on the irony meter hit the pin stop so hard it shattered.

    One needs to be ever so careful when quoting, Arthur Calwell

    A quote from Calwell – Getting awfully hairy chested over Indonesian irredentism.

    “We can no more let the Indonesians into Dutch New Guinea than we can let them into Darwin. … and we can no more trust an Indonesia that we have recognized under Soekarno than we could trust an Indonesia that was led by the same Soekarno when he was a Japanese puppet premier. If we allow the Indonesians into Dutch New Guinea there will be no hope of our holding the northern portion of Australia and the fate of this country would then be sealed and certain.”

    Long forgotten is the 1962 dispute between the Cloggies and the Indon’s that was the entire impetus for the second scheme of National Conscription that has been the sole focus of the PhD students life for better than 50 years.

    Operation Trikora was the incredibly successful alpha testing of the beta release that occurred some years later in Borneo. Konfrantasi was not as successful….

    The Nasho’s that served and died in Borneo are completely ignored by the plagiarist because, while they completely coincide with Calwell’s narrative; they don’t fit his.

    4RAR was the first battalion to employ national servicemen on operations overseas. Borneo April 1966.

    The second National Service scheme introduced in November 1964 was purely a reaction to Indonesian territorial hegemony that Calwell was protesting about. For the first time Australia shared a land border in New Guinea with an expansionist state and shots were fired.

    People in Canberra who knew stuff were concerned about the Soviet Era of the Indonesian Air Force. Which for a few short months was the most powerful Air Force in South East Asia. The response was the Menzies government purchase of the F-111.. They only started to relax a little when an enterprising Military Attaché got photos of the TU16’s at Iswahyudi with flat tires. If they can’t pump the tires, they probably haven’t changed the oil. If they haven’t changed the oil…

    If the plagiarist had paid as much attention to current affairs in 1963 as he pretends to do now, he would have seen out his service in a cruisy billet as a chalky at Vanimo.
    The PhD student has The Howson Diaries here. He either hasn’t read it or hasn’t understood it.

    As it stands, the plagiarist is simply a knee jerk shill for Calwell, who as opposition leader raised no particular objection to the second National Service scheme. Because Calwell understood its objective.
    Estimates vary, but between .5 and 3 Million people died in Indonesia in 1965, when the PKI was purgedAn enormous tragedy. No one likes to talk about it too much…

    I expect Arthur Calwell was best pleased.

    ‘Old Artie’ hated Gough even more than me.

    I wonder what Arties take would be on the failed state of PNG that Gough created?

    More Calwell quotes please…

  102. Leigh Lowe

    EvilElvis

    #3163410, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Insufficient evidence was the claim for not making a review decision. Obviously a third hand on ball is required in these circumstances…

    Jeez.
    Just saw it.
    That was more a smother than merely touched.
    And the third hand reference?
    Well the guy closest to camera got one hand on it first, then Heath Shaw got both hands on it.
    Fucking atrocious decision.
    The fact that the score review guy waved it through was bad, but none of the on-field umps thought, “Hey, that was as crowded as a Bangladeshi bus-stop around the kicker and there were a lot of hands in the air. Might be worth a check.”
    But nup.

  103. Nob

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3163384, posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    The ONLY acceptable result in 2020 is a flag

    Correct.

  104. classical_hero

    What is your Gender Studies thesis?

    Mine is Deconstructing sexualities:Deconstructing the subversive critique.

  105. 1735099

    A quote from Calwell – Getting awfully hairy chested over Indonesian irredentism.

    Reminding old mate of Arthur Calwell’s prescience has really got him wound up….I’ve obviously struck a nerve.

    A few observations –

    Long forgotten is the 1962 dispute between the Cloggies and the Indon’s that was the entire impetus for the second scheme of National Conscription that has been the sole focus of the PhD students life for better than 50 years

    .

    The Indonesian takeover of Dutch New Guinea was not the “entire impetus” for what you so elegantly describe as the “second scheme of National Conscription” – it was part of it. But that’s not how it was sold to Australian voters.
    It was all about a distinctly Australian version of McCarthyism which was used to keep the Coalition in power through attracting DLP preferences.
    As for this issue being the “sole purpose of my life for better than 50 years”, I’ve managed to kick a few other goals along the way (a nearly fifty year career in special education at the culmination of which I reached the top of my profession; opening two new special schools; raising four great kids, staying married to the same wonderful woman for over forty two years; getting a regional award for my work in setting up innovative programmes for training teachers of indigenous kids; writing a successful memoir which has almost sold out in paperback and which is selling well in digital form in the USA – thanks in no small measure to the over the top reactions to my posts on this site – keep it up).

    The response was the Menzies government purchase of the F-111.

    Now that was another of Menzies’ less intelligent and highly political, (rather than strategic), decisions. They were eventually a very effective aircraft in Australian hands, but not until 1973. By that time the strategic situation to our North had altered to the point where they were very expensive toys for Ronnie RAAF, and never deployed in anger. Interesting that your Calwell quote comes from a speech he gave reacting to a SMH report about that issue in October 1962.

    The Canberras, on the other hand, were very useful in Vietnam.

    If the plagiarist had paid as much attention to current affairs in 1963 as he pretends to do now, he would have seen out his service in a cruisy billet as a chalky at Vanimo.

    In 1963 I was not all that interested in “current affairs”. I was 16, and had other much more important things on my mind. I do remember Jack Kennedy’s assassination, just as vividly as I remember his brother being shot on my 21st birthday. I often wonder whether this event changed the my life and the lives of many others of my generation, given that if Bobby Kennedy had been elected to office, the withdrawal from Vietnam would have happened much earlier that it did.
    You’ve got your timelines all screwed up. I did, in fact, submit a preference for Education Corps in 1969 (not 1963 – National Service was not for sixteen year-olds) which, had I been successful, would have seen me at rank of sergeant teaching English to the PIR in New Guinea, but like the bulk of teachers in my intake, I was posted to infantry. A mate from rookies, Darryl Dymock, had better luck, went to PNG, and wrote a book about it called “The Chalkies”. It’s a good read. As I recall, there was no space on the Army’s preference form for a dissertation on current affairs.

    As it stands, the plagiarist is simply a knee jerk shill for Calwell

    Given that I’ve never read Barry Crowley’s book (which I understand was a work of fiction) it would be difficult for me to plagiarise unless I’m possessed of physic powers. The vicious response generated here when any criticism of the conduct of Australian soldiers is presented in print can only be the result of cultural guilt, or Anzackery, or both. The snarling carry-on about the investigation of SAS conduct in Afghanistan is more evidence of that.

    By the way, you have an irritating habit of using in-house slang or patois (“cloggies”) to impress the peanut gallery which is always part of the scene on this site. Give it way – it makes you look silly.

  106. pete m

    Legendary week in pictures
    Had many lols
    Thanks Tom

  107. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Ahem

    Dumbest shit ever.

    Funniest headline first up though, otherwise presented without further comment. Draw your own conclusions regarding this service; re immigration or education standards.

    Ogun state goment don declare free education, suspend all di money wey students dey pay for both primary and secondary school for now.

    (Do they know da wae?)

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin

    [Forgot to tack this on on the old Fred]

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/09/academic-stupidity-and-brainwashing-walter-williams/

    Academic Stupidity and Brainwashing

    Grading students on ‘effort’ to promote ‘anti-racist’ objectives.
    Mon Sep 16, 2019 Walter Williams

    The article is truly mind blowing.

    Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University. They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their “labor” rather than their writing ability. The professor that American University hired to teach that nonsense is Asao B. Inoue, who is a professor at the University of Washington in Tacoma in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. He is also the director of the university’s writing center. Inoue believes that a person’s writing ability should not be assessed, in order to promote “anti-racist” objectives. Inoue taught American University’s faculty members that their previous practices of grading writing promoted white language supremacy. Inoue thinks that students should be graded on the effort they put into a project.

    The idea to bring such a professor to American University, where parents and students fork over $48,459 a year in tuition charges, could not have been something thought up by saner members of its academic community. Instead, it was probably the result of deep thinking by the university’s diversity and campus life officials. Inoue’s views are not simply extreme but possibly hostile to the academic mission of most universities. Forgiving and ignoring a students’ writing ability would mostly affect black students. White students’ speaking and writing would be judged against the King’s English, defined as standard, pure or correct English grammar.

    No comment, make up your own minds.

  108. calli

    Formatting Is Our Strength.

  109. custard

    The FMIC is in meltdown over Paul Murray from SkyNews Oz getting the only exclusive interview with the Trumpster. Their ABC presenter Michael Rowland leads the crying

    https://twitter.com/mjrowland68/status/1175175265552437250?s=21

  110. calli

    Chortle

    So much juicy goodness in WIP this week. The Trudeau memes write themselves.

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    The new Green Progressive religion is having trouble deciding which day of the week to hold their worship services. Hitherto it has been Mondays, which must be meatless. But now:

    The Fridays for Future (FFF) movement is sweeping across Germany. Media reports claim more than a million people attended rallies and blocked streets in dozens of cities throughout the country yesterday. The demonstrators’ demands are clear: Away with cars, industry, meat and plastic, etc. In short: Economic suicide.

    Maybe they can combine their services with another religion which also worships on Fridays, as a way to save energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Germany On Economic Suicide Watch… Merkel Government Postpones Climate Death Leap …”Collective Psychosis”

    Oh and the article is about Merkel’s latest climate craziness. Germany just loves totalitarian politics.

  112. None

    So numberwank gets up at 5am each morning so he can write 500 words of drivel on this blog. Even on a Sudnay. FFS he doesn’t even go to church. Lunatic.

  113. 1735099

    So numberwank gets up at 5am each morning so he can write 500 words of drivel on this blog. Even on a Sudnay. FFS he doesn’t even go to church. Lunatic.

    Dunno about where you go to church mate, but 5am Mass is a non-event in this neck of the woods.
    Try 8.30am.
    I could probably address you as “idiot”, but that’s unnecessary.
    It’s evident…..

  114. None

    OMG best WIP in a while. I lost it at baked potatoes.

  115. Ragu

    It takes a special kind of lunatic to get None worked up

  116. Ragu

    Bob, we discussed this many years ago. Ellipsis is an automatic ban.

  117. Empire 5:5

    Thomas Sowell
    @ThomasSowell
    Of all ignorance, the ignorance of the educated is the most dangerous. Not only are educated people likely to have more influence, they are the last people to suspect that they don’t know what they are talking about when they go outside their narrow fields.
    3:03 AM · Sep 22, 2019

  118. 132andBush

    Farmer Gez @7:27pm
    Yeah it does look very good.
    A final rain would be nice but I think there’s enough soil moisture to finish. Frosts are still in play.
    Your cutting the crops I take it. Any baled up yet?

    Have cut what I can. Made the decision early and was able to lock in a good price.

    The rest will either die or only make one or two bags.

    One of the reasons for coming down here is to get away from it. Also to see my harvesting clients.

  119. Eyrie

    Aced the climate quiz. 12/12.

    On a darker note, when visiting a sporting club yesterday I ran into an old friend who said he guessed I wasn’t on the climate strike on Friday. While discussing this stupidity a dickwit broke in and declared he was a “science teacher” and was teaching this stuff to kids, was on strike on Friday because and he wanted his children to have a future. He then trotted out the old 97% of climate scientists horseshit.

    Such is the state of education in Queensland.

    I’d love to see the look when the guy finds out I am a qualified meteorologist and spent 7 years in the met/atmospheric/enviro science field.

  120. Ragu

    By the way, old chum. Have you walked backwards to Bourke yet? For charity.

  121. None

    You’re still drivelling. And you’re still here numberwank.

  122. bespoke

    MatrixTransform
    #3163404, posted on September 21, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks that’s something that kept awake pondering for years. 😎

  123. 1735099

    Ellipsis is an automatic ban.

    Says who?

  124. None

    Oh and we are still waiting for you to tell us about this “ATSIC flag” in your church. What does it look like? What country does it represent?

  125. Ragu

    Starker! There is no dot dot dot in KAOS

  126. None

    Numberwang is illiterate. Knows neither the form nor use of ellipsis.

  127. Ragu

    Bob, when you were on your not 36 hours of leave, did you go to the forbidden purple city?

  128. Farmer Gez

    Have cut what I can. Made the decision early and was able to lock in a good price.

    The rest will either die or only make one or two bags.

    One of the reasons for coming down here is to get away from it. Also to see my harvesting clients.

    Sorry to hear it Bush.
    Getting away does help.
    One of our local Agronomists organised a farmers tour to the NT after the 2006 drought. He pulled in a lot of sponsorship and made it a cheap trip. We had a ball and came back ready to give it another go.

    We can’t quite work out the hay/grain sums at the moment. They tell me lots of crops are going down north of us and the grain supply could get a push as a result.

    I’m thinking the price of cereal hay could be in the low 200’s, wheat at 380 and barley 300.

  129. struth

    This from a bloke that disappears every time simple questions are asked like why private company ownership can be ignored and Norway be called a socialist country but it makes socialist Hitler hard right!

    Your a communist sheep McSniffy.
    A brain dead fuckstick obsessed with the fact that your home country that you hate but won’t leave, tried to make you fight communism.
    And bragging on here that you personally have been one of the fucksticks that have failed in teaching aboriginal kids and you’ve been awarded for it by a bunch of marxist arseholes may amuse us but we sort of feel embarrassed for you.
    FMD.

  130. None

    1735099
    #3163472, posted on September 22, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Numberwank still posting at 8.02am. So much for 8.30am mass. Or does he run along and sit like a smug shit it the pews having spent three hours in already hurling insults at strangers on a blog. Can you imagine Numberwank praying?

    “Hey Mary, shut your face, the Lord is with me; blessed art me amongst men, and blessed is the fruit of my groin. Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, I ain’t no sinner, not now , not in the of my death. Idiot.”

  131. Ragu

    having spent three hours in already hurling insults at strangers on a blog. 

    Hello

  132. bespoke

    rickw
    #3163487, posted on September 22, 2019 at 8:16 am
    Next level trolling:

    I s l a m is right about women

    That’s interesting. The I s l a m i c woman said “people should be able to say what they like” I would guess the reaction my be different if right was replace with “wrong”.

    Lets try an experiment with owe resident ‘Progressive’ NPC.

    Numberwang:
    “I s l a m is right about women”
    Yes/No

  133. Ragu

    Speaking of fuckheads.

    I had occasion to speak with a teacher the other week. After he had given a sermon I asked, I know you speak down to people for a living it’s what makes you so small. But you do realise how unintelligent that makes you?

    Teacher’s. The absolute worst

  134. 132andBush

    I’m thinking the price of cereal hay could be in the low 200’s, wheat at 380 and barley 300.

    Was speaking to a grain buyer the other day (works for one of the larger mobs), he said if they had any grain for sale to the export market right now they would have to discount it $100/t from the local prices.
    Reckons they haven’t seen this before.

  135. struth

    Eyrie what was your reply to another ignoramus like numbers admitting to brainwashing kids…..?

    He probably will get an award for it.

    After the recent march of the abused and indoctrinated children, , will sniffy still claim there is no indoctrination?

    Of course. ……these kids can’t spell but all have an inbuilt wisdom previous generations could not comprehend.

    It was all the kids idea.

  136. struth

    I know for a fact that the education system is full of social justice officers (activist marxist teachers given a position to really get stuck into the kids without having to waste time teaching)
    I have met a few of these cows.
    The hate for the west is all consuming and once a comment that would be a generalization agreed to by all , that I made, “we don’t need to involve children in all this politics” was met with such absolute and fierce condemnation, I knew I was in contact with pure evil.
    Her granddaughter suffered anorexia obviously caused by the guilt loaded onto her for being white and western.
    She told her evil nanna she felt guilty eating but the evil one refused to acknowledge she and her Marxism were at fault preferring to claim she cannot understand what has brought the child to this.
    She had bought the child to this.
    When you take no responsibility for your actions you can be as evil as you want.
    That’s the left.
    She’ll probably get an award to.
    She would have been one of the scum pushing the kids onto the street.

  137. Empire 5:5

    I’d love to see the look when the guy finds out I am a qualified meteorologist and spent 7 years in the met/atmospheric/enviro science field.

    A golden opportunity to acknowledge his eminence before throwing some meteorological questions at him and concluding with smiling ridicule.

    Why didn’t you skewer him on the spot, Eyrie?

  138. None

    Teacher’s. The absolute worst

    Clearly, yours were.

  139. Ragu

    Now now None, you can’t have a go when you fuck up as well.

  140. zyconoclast

    Radiohead’s Thom Yorke admits he is a ‘climate change hypocrite’ for lecturing others on environmental damage while jetting around the world as a rock star

    The musician, a passionate supporter of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, tells today’s Desert Island Discs that his job is incompatible with his principles.

    ‘The thing I have always struggled with is that, if I am campaigning on climate change, I am someone who has to fly for my work,’ the 50-year-old star tells host Lauren Laverne.

    ‘So, boom, I am a hypocrite. Yes, I totally agree I’m a hypocrite but I’m trying to do something about it.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They were eventually a very effective aircraft in Australian hands, but not until 1973.

    F 111’s weren’t even delivered to Australia until 1973, what’s your point?

  142. custard

    Massive TDS happening now on the couch as the Insiders attempt to roll out the weekly false narrative.

  143. areff

    Check out the low state of personal grooming on Insiders. Kenny and Wright look like they spent the night curled up together with a homeless shelter urinal’s step for a pillow. Kenny needs a shave even more than Karvelas — and she’s a Greek!

  144. MatrixTransform

    the None slinky …

    goes …
    …down …
    ……stairs …
    ………cursing …
    …………all men …
    ……………are bastards …

    and then its all bet outta shape and can never be used again.

    place in hard rubbish collection next week.

  145. struth

    So, boom, I am a hypocrite. Yes, I totally agree I’m a hypocrite but I’m trying to do something about it.

    What, by being a hypocrite?
    Stay home and get a job selling mungbeans.

    I want you all to walk to my gigs to offset my carbon footprint.

  146. Overburdened

    PM Morrison presents as genuine, wearing his heart on his sleeve about being feted by President Trump.

    At times during the pressers, the PM looked like he might giggle with excitement.

    Hats off to him for not saying anything out of line due to his enthusiasm.

    I think he handled himself well in what may have been an occasion that would allow him to make a big time fuck up.

  147. custard

    #TDS now moves to #ClimateChangeHoax and screaming school kids.

  148. Overburdened

    I wonder if the 2 leaders compared notes in private about Alexander Downer.

  149. Ellie

    I was just about to say, Custard, that TDS was being spewed forth. It was laughable!

  150. custard

    Frank Elly cutting off Angus Taylor after two words in every answer attempted.

  151. Ellie

    The hate is reminiscent of the hate for Tony Abbott.

  152. Ellie

    She won’t let him talk, will she.

  153. Ellie

    They don’t like facts, do they.

  154. None

    areff
    #3163513, posted on September 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    looool

  155. Ellie

    I’m talking to myself 😁

  156. None

    MatrixTransform
    #3163515, posted on September 22, 2019 at 9:19 am

    So you live alone, do you Matrix. Don’t wonder why.

  157. custard

    The left must feel left out of the car (still moving) just at the moment.
    Trump loves Australia/Morrison
    Morrison made no gaffes at the state dinner
    Auntie didn’t get the exclusive interview with Trump
    and Trump slagged off the fake news media big time in his Oval Office press conference

  158. cohenite

    Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.

  159. Real Deal

    Can one of you TV buffs answer a question about Startrek – Deep Space Nine?
    Does it ever see any action or does it just dribble on like the first four episodes?
    Frankly I couldn’t give s flying fvck whether Quark’s roulette table is crooked or not.

    Hi Pete/MV.

    The first couple of seasons meander along a bit with quite a few pc story lines. By the second or third season the big bad enemy, The Dominion turn up and all of a sudden the show gets very interesting and entertaining. It is worth sticking it out.

    The other great show of 90s vintage is Babylon 5. Special effects not as lavish as Star Trek but the 5 year story is riveting. Highly recommended it

  160. Empire 5:5

    The fakestream are literally stupid. Like Nadler, they imagine what the law would be if they were dictator for a day and prosecute fallacious arguments to inevitable failure.

    45’s trolling of the fakestream and their plants is now bordering on cruelty, but nobody should afford them a scintilla of compassion. They chose this.

    To put this in plain language, a spy who allegedly spied on the president does not have a legitimate whistleblower complaint against that president under the law. The ICWPA is a mechanism to report alleged misconduct by members within the intelligence community, of which the president is not. Yes, the alphabet soup of intel agencies ultimately report to the president, but that does not make Trump a member of that community and subject to its rules of conduct.

    So, it turns out that the “whistleblower” may not be a whistleblower at all. But you will not hear that from the mainstream media. They are too busy lighting their own hair on fire.

    https://thegreggjarrett.com/the-whistleblower-may-not-be-a-whistleblower-at-all/

  161. Ellie

    Fran is a shocking interviewer!

  162. Overburdened

    When confronted by self declared Progressive types in the past beating the drum about niche and spurious issues, I would suggest that they go to a news agent and pick up any Gregory’s street directory, open it to a random page and put their finger on any street on the page then travel to that location and knock on the door.

    What they would find there are mum, dad and the kids; who are by far the most common types of Aussies.

    The echo chamber of the Left flies in the face of facts and reason.

    This comforts me when I start to feel pessimistic for the future.

  163. Empire 5:5

    Overburdened
    #3163519, posted on September 22, 2019 at 9:25 am
    I wonder if the 2 leaders compared notes in private about Alexander Downer.

    We all know what Lexi did. Downer’s handlers? 100%

  164. Nick

    Morrison made no gaffes at the state dinner

    They will manufacture something

    Auntie didn’t get the exclusive interview with Trump

    Interesting that Paul Murray got to get up close to PDT

  165. Old School Conservative

    Lazlo
    #3163430, posted on September 21, 2019 at 11:31 pm
    FYI This is a world game tournament currently underway in Japan

    And in other untold news, Israel would have been much better than Kurtley.
    That particular issue has been well and truly swept under the carpet by Rugby Australia and its pet journalists.

  166. Nick

    When confronted by self declared Progressive types in the past beating the drum about niche and spurious issues, I would suggest that they go to a news agent and pick up any Gregory’s street directory, open it to a random page and put their finger on any street on the page then travel to that location and knock on the door.

    What they would find there are mum, dad and the kids; who are by far the most common types of Aussies.

    The echo chamber of the Left flies in the face of facts and reason.

    This comforts me when I start to feel pessimistic for the future.

    I totally agree. I call it the ‘Riverwood factor’, referring to a normal suburb outside of the goats cheese curtain where people are concerned about things like KFC, roundabouts, ALDI specials etc.

  167. mh

    Fox News has described the Cup as a “controversial horse racing event”.

    Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup concert after criticism from animal rights activists

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/taylor-swift-cancels-melbourne-cup

  168. zyconoclast

    Charlie Kirk is an @rse-clown who needs to mind his own business.
    How many is he will to take in a refugees.

    China has millions of M00slims in concentration camps
    The media is barely covering this
    The evil Chinese Communist Party must be held accountable by America and the west
    These are REAL concentration camps

  169. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Quick question if anyone knows anything about insurance…

    A building has been reasonably badly damaged. Owner thinks it’s not worth repairing and would prefer cash settlement from insurer, then add funds and build something bigger. Insurer wants to repair damage. (We’re talking around $200k).

    Who gets to decide?

  170. Gab

    having spent three hours in already hurling insults at strangers on a blog.

    When did you see his CV? Or is that his upcoming epitaph?

  171. Tom

    Better late than never: the alternative to YouTube is called Thinkspot.

  172. mh

    Zyclon, try thinking through the issues and not working yourself into a muck lather 🧽

  173. Mark A

    Ellie
    #3163527, posted on September 22, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I’m talking to myself 😁

    Why complain?
    Don’t you like intelligent conversation?

  174. Roger

    Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup concert after criticism from animal rights activists

    Heh.

    On last night’s news we were advised it was a “scheduling conflict”.

    Say, who is this Taylor Swift anyway?

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.

    Hadn’t realized that quote was from George Bernard Shaw.

  176. Mark A

    Helen Davidson (nmrn)
    #3163544, posted on September 22, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Quick question if anyone knows anything about insurance…

    A building has been reasonably badly damaged. Owner thinks it’s not worth repairing and would prefer cash settlement from insurer, then add funds and build something bigger. Insurer wants to repair damage. (We’re talking around $200k).

    Who gets to decide?

    In the end the insurer will decide, but been in this situation a few times ( car and hail damage over 20k in the latter, very extensive roof damage to house and outbuildings)
    and they always agree to pay out a lump some if the client agrees to a discount.

  177. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I’m talking to myself

    Not really, Elle.
    Just finishing my three cups of tea heart starters before commenting.

  178. Top Ender

    We have a very nice F-111 in a museum here in Darwin.

    Also a B-52.

    I go and pat them them now and then, for keeping us safe.

  179. Tom

    Interesting that Paul Murray got to get up close to PDT

    Sky News (Foxtel channel 600) will screen the interview in full at 9pm tonight.

  180. Ellie

    Why complain?
    Don’t you like intelligent conversation?

    Muah!

  181. Roger

    Fran is a shocking interviewer!

    She’s always trying to insert her own views into the interview.

    As if we care.

    Meanwhile, is there consensus on corporate activism?

    I remember when Leftists thought corporations were evil.

    I suppose it depends on which side they’re taking.

  182. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thanks for the heads up, Real Deal.
    I’ll stick with Deep Space Nine then for a bit, and check out Babylon 5.
    Watched First Blood last night, for old time’s sake.

  183. struth

    I am nowhere near a skynews channel.
    I’m in socialist SA.

    How is outsiders going this morning?

  184. Top Ender

    Speaking of bad teachers:

    A Canberra boy, mentally crushed by regular bullying, came home to his worried parents and held a butter knife to his throat.

    When they told the school’s deputy principal about their son’s behaviour, “he commented, ‘Well, we all know he won’t achieve anything with a butter knife.'”

    “I could not believe the flippant response,” his parents wrote in a submission to an ACT parliamentary inquiry into bullying and violence in schools.

    Should have burst into tears and held mum in a hug.

    Obviously.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Joe Kennedy III, 38, announces bid for US Senate claiming President Trump has ‘forced a long overdue reckoning in America’

    Joe Kennedy III, 38, has announced he is making a run for the junior Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts
    The Democrat, who already serves in the House of Representatives, will challenge incumbent Ed Markey
    The Harvard Law graduate is a scion of America’s most famous political family
    He is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, and the grand-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy
    He was also a cousin of Saoirse Kennedy Hill – who died tragically at the family’s Hyannis Port compound last month
    As a politician, Kennedy supports the Green New Deal, term limits for Supreme Court justices and the initiation of impeachment proceedings against Trump
    The Boston native, who has a net worth of $20 million, also wants to abolish the Electoral College

    One more Kennedy in American politics. What could possibly go wrong?

  186. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Good morning Elle.
    I see you’re looking as lovely as ever.

  187. None

    Better late than never: the alternative to YouTube is called Thinkspot.

    From Toms’s link:

    thinkspot is a collaborative community where individuals can explore and exchange ideas in a thoughtful and respectful manner. The platform is an intellectual playground for censorship-free discourse.

  188. 1735099

    F 111’s weren’t even delivered to Australia until 1973, what’s your point?

    That is my point.

    It has sailed right over your head.

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We have a very nice F-111 in a museum here in Darwin.

    Ronnie Raaf was the only air force, beside the USAAF to operate the F111. Royal Air Force had fifty on order, but they cancelled the order when the wing boxes started giving trouble.

  190. C.L.

    This brilliant evisceration of child climate cult members – read by Alan Jones – is getting international attention today …
    Video: https://twitter.com/ActionBrexit/status/1174952987837394945

  191. None

    Dear Lord, haven’t all the Kennedies died yet?

  192. struth

    Good morning Elle.I see you’re looking as lovely as ever.

    Close your pornhub page you silly old git.

  193. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Thanks Mark, that’s what I was hoping.

    The building in question is a 25 year old, very tiny, 2 bed cottage in a street of 4, 5 & 6 bdrm houses. Repairing it to its original condition seems a waste of time and resources.

    Yes struth, I am looking at the policy disclosure statement, but it’s not the easiest thing to find this sort of stuff in.

  194. Ellie

    I see you’re looking as lovely as ever.

    Thank you, handsome.

  195. None

    That Alan Jones piece is gold.

  196. Geriatric Mayfly

    She’s always trying to insert her own views into the interview.

    How could you be described as a heroine and champion for —————- (insert rights here) if you do not proclaim them loudly and at every opportunity?

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That is my point.

    It has sailed right over your head.

    Very clever and cutting, indeed, Numbers Ho. The F111 aircraft wasn’t effective in Australian service, until it had actually been delivered to that service. Brilliant.

    Have you read George Bernard Shaw?

  198. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Careful Elle.
    It appears that the Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards has acquired a new beta male.

  199. struth

    I see you’re looking as lovely as ever.Thank you, handsome.

    Geriatric Tinder……….
    FME.

    On a bloody Sunday morning?

  200. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Ignore him Zulu.
    He snafu’d – again – and now he’s trying to BS his way out of it – again.
    The draft dodger is nothing if not predictable.

  201. Ellie

    Geriatric at age 52? Oy vey!

    Yes Peter, let’s just ignore them. I like Struth though. He’s tenacious and with massive testicular fortitude.

  202. struth

    Careful Elle.It appears that the Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards has acquired a new beta male.

    I resent that remark.
    I’ve always been on the catallaxyfiles.com Commitee for high moral standards and polite repartee.

    Fuck me.

  203. C.L.

    Meanwhile … after 2000 years, the Catholic Church gives up on the doctrine that outside of the church there is no salvation:

    https://twitter.com/VaticanNews/status/1175428356197797889

  204. Top Ender

    One more Kennedy in American politics. What could possibly go wrong?

    That’s very hard on the man.

    If bridges are avoided, then fine. Helicopters too.

    Also Dallas, Chappaquiddick, crowded events, and Marilyn Monroe lookalikes.

  205. 132andBush

    Fran is a shocking interviewer!

    Just like Bolt.

  206. dover_beach

    Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.

    Hadn’t realized that quote was from George Bernard Shaw.

    The socialist and eugenicist. Those who can do well are usually the best teachers.

  207. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I like Struth though.

    I’ve never tried it Elle.
    What flavours does it come in.

  208. EvilElvis

    And the third hand reference?

    Taking the piss, LL. It was all GWSs fault for not decisively getting a third hand in on the smother that created doubt for Gil&Co™.

  209. Ellie

    What flavours does it come in.

    Salted caramel and hazelnut.

  210. custard

    A poster on Twitter just asked how come black face Trudeau didn’t get a mention on Insiders this morning?

    Good question.

  211. struth

    You two may need to find a spare room in the Nursing home.

    I hear numbers has left his again and is out wandering loose in the top paddock.
    You may find the plastic sheets and Hitler posters a bit offputting but you can be assured no one will disturb you.

  212. None

    As promised, the evening ended with the unveiling of a model of the Abrahamic Family House.

    In your dreams, sunshines.

  213. Old School Conservative

    Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.

    Those who can’t teach, teach at TAFE.
    (humorous self-abasement off)

  214. EvilElvis

    G’day Custard, hope all is well in yellow dessert land my man.

  215. Mark A

    1735099
    #3163566, posted on September 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    F 111’s weren’t even delivered to Australia until 1973, what’s your point?

    That is my point.
    It has sailed right over your head.

    They were eventually a very effective aircraft in Australian hands, but not until 1973.

    Sorry to pick nits but this doesn’t read the way you claim.

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