Open Forum: September 21, 2019

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  1. Bubbles

    Thomas Cook goes tits up.

    Extraordinary outfit in its day.

    When I worked for a global sinner (forgive me – Halliburton) I always had $US1,000.00 as just-in-case travellers’ cheques. Remenber those?

    On day at Vieux-Port in Marseilles a customer needed some money, so we went went to the TC shop at the top of the harbour.

    The shop was packed with queues of Mediterranean thugs obviously cashing stolen TC’s. I was shocked – this is Thomas Cook, WTF.

    Signed my cheques, handed them over with my passport to the thug behind the counter. He chucked a wad of money at me, and when I protested about the rate he threw another wad at me and told me to fuck-off, or…….

    I couldn’t believe it, and for once actually wrote to TC and visited the gendarmes. Obviously neither feeble act had any effect, but the next time I was back there the TC shop was gone.

    And we support these scum…

  2. egg_

    the reason we have a “police force” is courtesy of socialism!

    Didn’t the East India Company have an Army?

  3. bespoke

    Didn’t you get the Memo – you’re not supposed to scroll up – the “manly” whitecollar Geriatrics’ posting only commences from now (even if they give themselves away via plagiarism).

    So you are saying we could go to the pub later.

  4. None

    Israel Folau to play for Tonga. Good. I hope they fucken annihilate everyone.

  5. None

    Harry and Meghan’s Africa tour starts with apartheid row

    *snigger*

  6. egg_

    Ask Riccardo Bossi that question and do it in person, you redneck spiv

    There’s a few of us here with more muscle mass than Riccardo, keyboard.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    My old Greenie boss (Chemical Engineer) reckons they’ll swap out battery packs in future rather than use recharging stations.

    I wonder what the cost of exchanging about 300 kg of battery would be? Assuming they can be standardized – which itself will be a problem between small, medium and SUV sized models. A handling cost of even $20 would destroy the relative economics between electricity and petrol.

    Then there’s the depreciation and capital locked up in so many extra batteries. They’re hugely expensive, so if one dies in possession of the battery swapper the hit to their bottom line would be massive. That too would add to the swapping cost, to recover that probably quite regular loss.

    Then when a customer’s battery dies, and needs replacement, who pays for that? Especially if say a new Tesla gets a 8 year old battery put into it in a swap. It’d be a lawyers’ palooza.

  8. Knuckle Dragger

    Having returned from the hot dog stand, I see there is a long drive event playing on Fox Sports.

    This is golf-related, ladeeees. Further to that, the current optics are of a ladies’ event. Couple of thou in the stands.

    It’s a four-woman gig. Three of the four are clearly dudes.

    340 yard drives (311 metres).

  9. Muddy

    Music from a good Christian girl.

    I try not to post anything on here that gives the impression I’m a real person, but Christina Grimmie.
    Sorry, I’ll start that again.

    My recent semi-addiction to meboob (or whatever it’s called) has lead me to Christina Grimmie.

    Nope. Premature linkage again.
    Let’s try Christina Grimmie.

    Bugger.
    O.K., seriously now.
    I recently stumbled on this young woman from the U.S. named Christina Grimmie, who has a decent voice and decent life values. But then, at the age of 22, some f#cker just walked up and shot her in the head. Life, huh? There but for the grace of …

  10. Roger

    “I don’t want to bring any of my personal matters into this and I am grateful that the RLIF have endorsed my availability.”

    It didn’t have to come to this and who can blame him?

    He wants to play!

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    So the ‘chicks’ get eight drives, of which three have to hit the fairway.

    The current behemoth goes by the name of Heather Manfredda.

    Looks like a blonde Mal Meninga.

  12. Diogenes

    Didn’t the East India Company have an Army?

    Yes, and a Navy as well

  13. As a method of economic analysis econometrics is a childish play with figures that does not contribute anything to the elucidation of the problems of economic reality.

    — Ludwig von Mises

    Whoever this Ludwig with the Wolfgang type name is, it is very clear the bloke didn’t run a business.

  14. johanna

    Israel will feel much more at home with the Tongan team.

    Here they are singing a hymn in Japan last week.

    Can’t imagine the pillow biters and SJWs that infest Australian rugby doing that.

  15. Roger

    The Dumb:

    It began with land rights.

    Then “sorry”.

    Then a constitutional recognition and a special voice in parliament.

    Now, we are told we need an inter-disciplinary synergism between indigenous and Western sciences.

    Where will it end?

  16. Has Prince Harry had a Paternity test?
    Is that why the Royals didn’t object to any potential Merkle tar babies?

    I used to think the same Egg.
    Alas his head is too much like those of some of the Bowes-Lyon family, or the Glucksbergs (I forget which) when you see photos it is very clear he’s sired by Prince Chiller.
    No doubt about it – even though his mum was a horn-dog with a penchant for naughty boys & spicy flavourings.

  17. Empire 5:5

    Titanium is soft and bendy – you can fold up a 1 mm sheet easily with your hands. Can’t do that with steel. But its strength to weight ratio is higher than steel. You just need a bigger volume of it than steel

    Cessna 180/185 Ti main gear legs:
    39% (28 lbs) weight saving for a 29% (USD 4,592) price premium.
    The units are noticeably thicker than steel equivalents, particularly at the attach points.

  18. John Constantine

    Here is a pisser through Quillette.

    If untreated children with gender-dysphoric condition can grow out of it and turn out to be gay:

    Is hormonal treatment to reassign gender simply a form of enforced chemically inflicted Gay Conversion Therapy?.

  19. mh

    Just pointing out to some here that Israel Folau is switching codes.

    Just in case.

  20. cohenite

    Bubbles

    #3165033, posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    I am not normally, arrogant, rude, sneering, aggressive and threatening when corresponding to Pollies, but the Peter Ridd issue is so 1932 that polite correspondence is insufficient.

    Correct and this is the guy with the portfolio covering JCU and the hideous shriek who is the VC there.

    I rang his office today and vented furiously to his office manager, a Chloe, who no doubt did her nails while she held the phone. It’s an issue of numbers: either numbers barraging this dickhead or $ into Ridd’s fighting fund.

  21. Roger

    The Dumb:

    And we move on…

    Childless couples are the future!

    Climate change!

    Not asked…who will foot the welfare bill?

    Not to mention the more existential question, who will wipe my bottom when I can no longer do so?

  22. JC

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3165067, posted on September 23, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    As a method of economic analysis econometrics is a childish play with figures that does not contribute anything to the elucidation of the problems of economic reality.

    — Ludwig von Mises

    Whoever this Ludwig with the Wolfgang type name is, it is very clear the bloke didn’t run a business.

    – 35,786.

    Driller isn’t really running one now either. Last year, the dickhead told us he was selling up, but there’s been no takers by the sounds of things. Can’t imagine why not.

  23. Driller isn’t really running one now either. Last year, the dickhead told us he was selling up, but there’s been no takers by the sounds of things. Can’t imagine why not.

    New York Times, Do you have links to this? (Perhaps in the NYT archives?)
    Links, or copy & paste.
    Otherwise it is more bullshit you just made up.
    Making up stuff & repeating it does not make it true.

    Probably the closest you’ll get to accuracy is when you recognised that Netherlands & Denmark both got overrun & occupied by Jerry during WWII.
    Considering some of your Royal-grade bloopers, you actually did rather well to work out Germany attacked them.

  24. Roger

    ABC ties Thomas Cook collapse to Brexit.

    Fact check please!

  25. ABC ties Thomas Cook collapse to Brexit.

    At least that’s Scomo & Trump both off the hook for that one then.

  26. JC

    New York Times, Do you have links to this? (Perhaps in the NYT archives?)
    Links, or copy & paste.
    Otherwise it is more bullshit you just made up.
    Making up stuff & repeating it does not make it true.

    Driller is moping around here most of the day. That’s just what business people don’t do. They’re kind of busy -especially in the hospitality business.

    He asks for links for evidence, but not one single time has the dickhead ever provided a single source for his own assertions.

    Probably the closest you’ll get to accuracy is when you recognised that Netherlands & Denmark both got overrun & occupied by Jerry during WWII.

    More lying and dissembling.

    Considering some of your Royal-grade bloopers, you actually did rather well to work out Germany attacked them.

    The swine criticizes von Mises for not ever having run a business. He’s was an academic who actually managed to avoid the nazis in WW2. His work on capital formation should have won him a Nobel.

    This failed pubbler thinks otherwise.

    Driller hasn’t sold the failed pub business because no one wants it.

  27. jupes

    I’ve been working a bit lately so I thought I’d treat myself to a sports watch.

  28. P

    mh #3165073, posted on September 23, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Just pointing out to some here that Israel Folau is switching codes.

    I heard awhile back that there were several NRL teams who were eager (regardless of Beattie).

  29. JC

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3165084, posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    ABC ties Thomas Cook collapse to Brexit.

    At least that’s Scomo & Trump both off the hook for that one then.

    +4.6789

    Thomas Cook and Driller have something in common.

  30. JC

    jupes
    #3165087, posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve been working a bit lately so I thought I’d treat myself to a sports watch.

    +10.

    Nice.

  31. None

    Is hormonal treatment to reassign gender simply a form of enforced chemically inflicted Gay Conversion Therapy?.

    If you read Bernard Salt’s Column on the weekend about girls who detransition then the answer is yes.

  32. mh

    I heard awhile back that there were several NRL teams who were eager (regardless of Beattie).

    The RLIF decision is one in the eye for Peter Beattie.

  33. None

    Good on you jupes. Enjoy the fruits of your labour.

  34. Roger

    The RLIF decision is one in the eye for Peter Beattie.

    Should be more of it.

  35. Doesn’t take much to make #fakenews boy lose his rag. Just sayin’

    & yeah, repeating something over & over don’t make it fact.
    There’s your problem McSwansteen, right there.

    No charge for the lesson. Saves you the embarrassment of having another rubber cheque come back.

  36. None

    Yes there was interesting snapping up Israel for now which is why Peter Beattie felt like he had to express his inner fascist. Never have I thought an Australian more loathesome. “Mate,” “fair go,” all that f****** bullshit my ass. Looking forward to the day when Peter f****** BT gets his deserved SmackDown.

  37. Btw, does anybody know the Italian for “The Dutch had a far larger empire than the Italians”?
    This would be nothing to do with the Dutch being the more courageous & stalwart – like I mean to say, bit hard to put together an empire when you’re running from every fight.

  38. Anybody know if Peter Beattie understood that League & Union were two different codes?

  39. Tom

    ABC ties Thomas Cook collapse to Brexit.

    Anyone who knows anything about commercial aviation can tell you that is fake news. It has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with low-cost carriers — the biggest of which, Ryanair, Europe’s biggest airline, is eating Thomas Cook’s lunch.

    A decade ago, charter carriers like Thomas Cook were the only way to get a cheap holiday air fare in Europe. Now Ryanair and Easyjet fly to the same destinations as Thomas Cook and are usually cheaper.

    Thomas Cook Airlines — with a fleet of 34 big jets — was a bankruptcy waiting to happen.

  40. JC

    Doesn’t take much to make #fakenews boy lose his rag. Just sayin’

    & yeah, repeating something over & over don’t make it fact.
    There’s your problem McSwansteen, right there.

    No charge for the lesson. Saves you the embarrassment of having another rubber cheque come back.

    – 89,345.45

    Time line

    1. Driller complains continuously about banks not lending him money
    2. Driller threatens to shoot the local bank managements if he had a terminal illness for failing to lend him money.
    3. Driller boasts about owning 28 guns
    4. Driller gets a visit from the cops who just want a “chat”.
    5. Driller announces the imminent sale of his pub.
    6. Driller still has the pub because he’s been inundated with bids!

    Yep, all is going well in shit creek.

    You see countless successful business guys saying exactly the same things.

  41. JC

    Btw, does anybody know the Italian for “The Dutch had a far larger empire than the Italians”?
    This would be nothing to do with the Dutch being the more courageous & stalwart – like I mean to say, bit hard to put together an empire when you’re running from every fight.

    Drills is big on empire. His own has failed though.

  42. Des Deskperson

    ‘Btw, does anybody know the Italian for “The Dutch had a far larger empire than the Italians”?’

    The Dutch had a 289 years start. There was no Italy until 1870.

  43. cohenite

    Peter Ridd sailing past $400,000.

    This is the bitch pursuing him. It’s no point waiting for the scomo government to intervene in JCU’s likely expenditure of over $3million fighting this bullshit since they have just appointed the JCU bitch to a funding committee over-seeing a review of Uni funding.

    You couldn’t make this up.

  44. Can we build an AI that we couldn’t control?
    A TED talk by Sam Harris.
    Some interesting thoughts arise.
    ****************************
    When you finish, the important question to ask “Is the woman in the green top spectacular or what?”

  45. Crossie

    Old School Conservative
    #3164661, posted on September 23, 2019 at 9:47 am
    Prominent MP Andrew Hastie, a former SAS Captain and Afghan veteran, along with two SAS insiders, called on the Australian public to back the work of the defence force Inspector-General who is investigating alleged war crimes.

    The AFP are also reported to be investigating.
    Looks like a four pronged attack on VC winners. (IG, AFP, Hastie/parliament, and the public)
    My support is for the troops on the ground.
    Just a matter of looking for opportunities to show that support.

    And there goes the emasculation, in every sense of the word, of our military. Who do these people think will join any arm of our defence forces? Who do they think will defend them when war comes to our shores?

  46. McSwansteen, got any,… y’know… copy & paste, or links to back up those assertations?
    Or is this just more of your.. y’know…. fake news?

    Repeating something you made up does not make it fact, it makes you a candidate for the kookie jar.

  47. cohenite

    Daisy Cousens has half a pineapple behind her right ear on bolta tonight; She’s still gorgeous though.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Btw, does anybody know the Italian for “The Dutch had a far larger empire than the Italians”?

    Not exactly true seeing the Italians once had an empire encompassing most of the known world. Might even’ve been bigger in land area than the Dutch empire.

  49. JC

    Repeating something you made up does not make it fact, it makes you a candidate for the kookie jar.

    The kookie jar, which Driller has been raiding to buy a sandwich.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And there goes the emasculation, in every sense of the word, of our military. Who do these people think will join any arm of our defence forces?

    Have a look at the new recruiting campaigns, sometime. “My Army lets me spend more time with my children.”

  51. Crossie

    C.L.
    #3164674, posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:08 am
    Prominent MP Andrew Hastie, a former SAS Captain and Afghan veteran, along with two SAS insiders, called on the Australian public to back the work of the defence force Inspector-General who is investigating alleged war crimes.

    So Hastie wants to inherit the Tim Fischer mantle as Beloved (Apologetic) MP/Veteran.
    Not a word of condemnation from Hastie on the Pelling of Roberts-Smith for more than a year.
    Gutless.

    Pity, he coulda been a contender. I expected more from Hastie but ScoMo is probably pushing him around, Malcolm certainly did.

  52. JC

    It’s kind of funny talking about this, Des. The Dutch got their foot in the door for a decent swag of the Eastern Seaboard of North America.

    The Brits showed up and said.. “We want this”.

    The Dutch response “Sure, okay”.

  53. Crossie

    Old School Conservative
    #3164673, posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:07 am
    So Ben Roberts-Smith and/or his men not only pushed a lonely goatherd over a cliff but also shot him in the head?
    A trifle excessive.

    That seems to be more of an Afghan practice.

  54. Bruce of Newcastle

    Letting in all those illegal immigrants did it for the Italians. Goths, Vandals, Franks, Lombards, the lot. Not a one of them even bothered to claim asylum either.

  55. None

    NRL has announced that they will oppose folau’s return in Tongan team. Fuck then. I hope the NRL go broke. Who the hell are they?

  56. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    Cohenite : boy those academics sure like collecting roles and titles.

  57. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #3165115, posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Daisy Cousens has half a pineapple behind her right ear on bolta tonight; She’s still gorgeous though.”

    I met Daisy at CPAC….like with Credlin…the camera actually doesn’t do her justice….Daisy..like Credlin…is much, much prettier in real life. More importantly…she’s smart…very smart.

  58. None

    The historical broad pursuing read lists among her current projects:

    Member, Performance Based Funding Expert Panel providing advice to the Minister for Education on the design of a performance-based funding scheme for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme

  59. C.L.

    Israel Folau to play for Tonga.

    Just heard this. Great news. But what a shameful, disgraceful outcome: the black Christian – banned from Australian rugby union, banned from Australian rugby league – having to take refuge among his own kind; because that kind is not only unwanted here but explicitly banned here.

    Pell, Folau, Roberts-Smith …
    Still no fight-back from the Liberals or our cockhead Jimmy Swaggart prime minister.

  60. Tintarella di Luna

    I hope many people donate to Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me Page – don’t know what do it will do but will also be writing to the cardboard cut-out who the Federal Minister for Education.

  61. Cold-Hands

    Babysitting my niece, so forced to watch “The Masked Singer”. I’m going on record that the Alien is Nikki Webster.

  62. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #3165125, posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:47 pm
    NRL has announced that they will oppose folau’s return in Tongan team. Fuck then. I hope the NRL go broke. Who the hell are they?”

    Agree.

  63. twostix

    1. Driller complains continuously about banks not lending him money
    2. Driller threatens to shoot the local bank managements if he had a terminal illness for failing to lend him money.
    3. Driller boasts about owning 28 guns
    4. Driller gets a visit from the cops who just want a “chat”.
    5. Driller announces the imminent sale of his pub.
    6. Driller still has the pub because he’s been inundated with bids!

    What on earth, is this real?

  64. mh

    NRL has announced that they will oppose folau’s return in Tongan team. Fuck then. I hope the NRL go broke. Who the hell are they?

    OMG. They’ve gone nuts.

  65. Empire 5:5

    The swamp is screwing up with increasing frequency. 45 has had Rudy locked &loaded for months waiting for them to take a big bait. The Ukraine is Rudy’s first media prosecution. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.

    It turns out the group that Ukrainian law enforcement was probing was co-funded by the Obama administration and liberal mega-donor George Soros. And it was collaborating with the FBI agents investigating then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s business activities with pro-Russian figures in Ukraine.

    The implied message to Ukraine’s prosecutors was clear: Don’t target AntAC in the middle of an America presidential election in which Soros was backing Hillary Clinton to succeed another Soros favorite, Barack Obama, Ukrainian officials said.

    “We ran right into a buzzsaw and we got bloodied,” a senior Ukrainian official told me.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/435906-us-embassy-pressed-ukraine-to-drop-probe-of-george-soros-group-during-2016

  66. Frank

    Not to mention the more existential question, who will wipe my bottom when I can no longer do so?

    That would be when the state mandated tactical euthanasia team sweep in I believe.

  67. JC

    Driller criticizes von Mises, for not having run a pub in shit creek (whom Driller implies he’s never heard of). And people like Stix wonder whatever happened to the open forum at the Cat.

  68. Tintarella di Luna

    Daisy Cousens has half a pineapple behind her right ear on bolta tonight; She’s still gorgeous though.” I love her vivacity, her sense of over=the-top style which she carries off so well because not only is she gorgeous, she’s very very smart and very articulate. I so enjoy her segments

  69. None

    Daisy Cousens might carry a pretty frock but honestly her contribution to Bolt’s program at least is a big fat 0. No analysis, nothing of import, just eye rolls and moans. Very much a one trick pony. Her lack of any true life experience in work and politics is very evident ( no match for someone like Credlin; not even in the same league). If she is intelligent it’s certainly does not come across that way. She reminds me very much of Natasha Stott Despoja. Talks a lot, says nothing.

  70. Who do these people think will join any arm of our defence forces? Who do they think will defend them when war comes to our shores?

    That’s the whole point of the exercise.
    It’s working.

  71. JC

    What on earth, is this real?

    Yep. All of it and the time line in terms of descending order is accurate too.

  72. Empire 5:5

    He’s making some big claims. He’s got access to serious evidence.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RudyGiuliani

  73. twostix: Lol, of course it’s not real. 🙂

  74. C.L.

    NRL has announced that they will oppose folau’s return in Tongan team.

    Any link for this?

  75. None

    Front page of the Australian CL. Just posted and paywalled.

  76. None

    NRL to oppose Folau’s league comeback

    The NRL is set to strongly oppose any attempt by sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau to make a comeback with the Tongan national team.

    50 MINUTES AGO  By BRENT READ

  77. I hope many people donate to Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me Page

    Every $10 or $50 counts.
    As does the contributor count. Nothing pokes the left in the eye quite like seeing how many people are prepared to put their own money up to support Peter Ridd.
    It is more effective than you may first think.

  78. JC

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3165143, posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    twostix: Lol, of course it’s not real. 🙂

    – 1,233,449.56.

    Yes it is. Number 6 is obviously meant for humor. Stop lying, Driller.

    You’d have an FBI file in the US by now, you clown.

  79. mh

    Left wing progressive activists Todd Greenberg and Peter Beattie must really hate Christians.

    Especially black ones.

  80. None

    I just find it ridiculous that gofundme is raking in tens of thousands of dollars off the back of Peter Ridd’s bid. It’s a total waste of other people’s hard earn especially after gofundme’s Shenanigans over the Israel Folau affair. I’m Sorry Peter I’m not donating this time. I refuse to reward bad behaviour.

  81. Caveman

    (regardless of Beattie).

    I don’t understand how he can stop someone from earning a living. There is no inclusion with Beattie he is scum.

  82. You’d have an FBI file in the US by now, you clown.

    Yep – I’ve got more in common with President Trump than you’d first think!

  83. None

    Scum doesn’t even begin to describe Peter Beattie.

  84. Empire 5:5

    Not exactly true seeing the Italians once had an empire encompassing most of the known world. Might even’ve been bigger in land area than the Dutch empire.

    One had a profound and enduring influence on civilisation. The other failed to popularise pickled fish.

  85. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Unless Biden ruled the Ukraine or Russia, this corruption thing is morally wrong, but obviously not illegal.

    How else could he have the Procurator General removed?

    Unless we’re saying there was something offered in exchange.

  86. JC

    Yep – I’ve got more in common with President Trump than you’d first think!

    No doubt.
    The one thing you have in common is that he failed a few times, but unlike him, I don’t quite see the energy in you for a come back, you boiled cabbage.

  87. The other failed to popularise pickled fish.

    There’s a reason the world ain’t awash with Dutch restaurants.

  88. Crossie

    Pell, Folau, Roberts-Smith …
    Still no fight-back from the Liberals or our cockhead Jimmy Swaggart prime minister.

    Maybe Trump’s bravado will rub off on him.

    Next, I want Kyle Sandilands hung, drawn and quartered. He is perfectly comfortable going over the top with insults for Christians so I don’t see why I can’t wish medieval punishments on him.

  89. Wow, McSwansteen-Lambert ain’t taking it well this afternoon.
    Dearie me, wrongology sure is tough on the ulcers.
    You’ve got a choice fakenewswanker, & that’s to not spread bullshit.
    Perhaps you could eventually even reach the point where you… y’know… get some basic research correct.
    You’d have to pay up front for the lessons though – I’m rather good at picking bludgers who don’t pay their bills.

  90. BrettW

    Watched the 60 Mins SAS show.

    Not impressed by the comparison to clip from the movie 300. Specifically the bit where Leonidas kicks the Persian down the well (ie. related to allegation Afghan kicked over the ledge/cliff).

    From the show you get the feeling being a warrior inspired by the Spartan military ethos is a bad thing. If the job is to kill the enemy then as far as I am concerned that is a good thing if it motivates them to be tougher and fitter etc. Would be interesting to know which army or soldiers are supposed to inspire them now.

    Remember this is why Spartan and other warlike imagery is now not allowed in the Army. Ok for the Air Force though.

    Whilst two apparently current SAS guys named Ben RS as the culprit who kicked the Afghan I did not get the context that they actually saw the event themselves. Whilst they name Ben they don’t name the trooper who allegedly shot the Afghan.

    At one point the journalist indicates they have heard of another killing. He even holds up pieces of paper which he says is a copy of the confession of a Commando. He is not named.

    I had no problem with anything Hastie said. The incident where he called in air support was not, as far as I can tell, his fault. The air cover was out by about 800m and killed two children. Anybody who has issues with his emotion at telling the event is very cold hearted.

    Hastie did one tour as non SAS and then returned later as SAS. I don’t think he was in Afghanistan in SAS when Ben was there so has no direct knowledge of any incidents involving him. A commando interviewed in the show did 4 tours. Wonder how many tours Ben and others did.

    A medic talked about knowledge of a killing of a prisoner but again no name given. This guys story in the papers over the weekend.

    Seems the TV and papers more than happy to keep naming Ben but nobody else. I guess having the VC and working for Ch 7 / Kerry Stokes etc makes him the more interesting focus.

  91. Tel

    Yep – I’ve got more in common with President Trump than you’d first think!

    You are both in the real estate business … give or take a lease agreement.

  92. John Constantine

    The Dutch gave up a capital swallowing black hole in New Amsterdam in exchange for a monopoly on Nutmeg, the monopoly lasting longer than England controlled the American colonies.

    A monopoly over the world’s most profitable commodity for over a hundred years, creating wealth and capital instead of swallowing it.

    The world would have been better off with the monopoly broken and nutmeg trees freely distributed, but that wasn’t the way it worked.

  93. Crossie

    Seems the TV and papers more than happy to keep naming Ben but nobody else. I guess having the VC and working for Ch 7 / Kerry Stokes etc makes him the more interesting focus.

    Channel Nine trying to knock out the competition. I wouldn’t watch Nine in a pink fit particularly since they bought Fairfax and were promptly swallowed by it.

  94. JC

    Wow, McSwansteen-Lambert ain’t taking it well this afternoon.
    Dearie me, wrongology sure is tough on the ulcers.

    Driller hasn’t put a foot right since 2007 and he’s now sitting in judgement as to who is or isn’t taking things well.

    You’ve got a choice fakenewswanker, & that’s to not spread bullshit.

    But I’m not Driller. All those points are 100% correct. Additionally you were extremely supportive of Prince Andrew “drilling” young girls. That’s where your cute little name derived from.
    You also went of your way to defend Mark L Canberra’s flagrant plagiarism.

    All this is 100% true.

    Face it, you’re a loser and hang out with other losers. That’s just who you are.

    Perhaps you could eventually even reach the point where you… y’know… get some basic research correct.
    You’d have to pay up front for the lessons though – I’m rather good at picking bludgers who don’t pay their bills.

    Seriously, refrain from shooting the bank management. Just don’t do it.

  95. JC

    Tel
    #3165164, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Yep – I’ve got more in common with President Trump than you’d first think!

    You are both in the real estate business … give or take a lease agreement.

    Tel, Driller leases the pub. He doesn’t own the real estate.

  96. Zatara

    The Dutch got their foot in the door for a decent swag of the Eastern Seaboard of North America.

    Original white man name of NYC was New Amsterdam.

    New Netherland stretched from Virginia through New York up to near the current border with Canada.

  97. cohenite

    Kenny interviewing that conversation dickhead and tying him in knots which in response the dickhead runs repeatedly to the alarmist memes: consensus, 97%, extreme weather, things worse then ever, none of which is true.

    The guy has a very punchable face.

  98. Rex Mango

    Lot of talk earlier confusing SR71, X15 and titanium. SR71 was jet powered flew mach 3+ and was made out of titanium. The x15 was rocket powered and made out of honeycomb steel and nickel alloys and flew mach 6. The aircraft on the USS Intrepid is probably an SR71 and did have very thin skin you could push in with your finger.

  99. Old Lefty

    Of course, MH. All Christians are an abomination and Black Christians are an abomination of abominations. Good for Tonga! And wait for the outpouring of left racism.

  100. JC

    Original white man name of NYC was New Amsterdam.

    New Netherland stretched from Virginia through New York up to near the current border with Canada.

    Then the Brits woke up one morning and decided they wanted it in the portfolio. It’s kind of funny actually. I’m not far off by saying the Brits acquired that real estate by nicely telling the Dutch they wanted it for “portfolio de-risking” and the Dutch complied immediately.

  101. Tim Dunlop: Links, or copy & paste.
    Making stuff up & saying it over & over does not make it fact. (It does make you a candidate for the kookie jar)
    No links = you just made some bullshit up. Situation normal.

  102. Cassie of Sydney

    “The guy has a very punchable face.”

    Agree…….Kenny is crucifying him.

  103. Empire 5:5

    Unless Biden ruled the Ukraine or Russia, this corruption thing is morally wrong, but obviously not illegal.

    Rudy isn’t prosecuting a case, Frank. He’s prosecuting the MEC for failing to do their job and lying to their customers.

    He will win. The fakestream is finished.

  104. Zatara

    Unless Biden ruled the Ukraine or Russia, this corruption thing is morally wrong, but obviously not illegal.

    Unless we’re saying there was something offered in exchange.

    You mean like a Billion in Foreign Aid? Skip to the one minute mark.

  105. Empire 5:5

    Then the Brits woke up one morning and decided they wanted it in the portfolio. It’s kind of funny actually. I’m not far off by saying the Brits acquired that real estate by nicely telling the Dutch they wanted it for “portfolio de-risking” and the Dutch complied immediately.

    And dunderheads don’t understand why 45 wants to buy Greenland.

  106. Tom

    FMD. The AFL Brownlow Medal has just kicked off with some anonymous shemale no one has ever heard of pretending to be a male pretending to be a girl. The Brownlow medallist will evidently have his ballsack cupped by AFL chief executive Gillon McPolo Pony later tonight to send the correct signal to the fag hags who run the AFL’s marketing department.

  107. Tom

    FMD. The AFL Brownlow Medal has just kicked off with some anonymous shemale no one has ever heard of pretending to be a male pretending to be a girl. The Brownlow medallist will evidently have his b**lsack cupped by AFL chief executive Gillon McPolo Pony later tonight to send the correct signal to the fag hags who run the AFL’s marketing department.

  108. Infidel Tiger

    FMD. The AFL Brownlow Medal has just kicked off with some anonymous shemale no one has ever heard of pretending to be a male pretending to be a girl.

    That’s Hamish McLachlan.

  109. stackja

    Sydney 23 Sep 2011 Temp 32.5
    Sydney 23 Sep 2019 Temp 22.4
    Climate change !

  110. cohenite

    Agree…….Kenny is crucifying him.

    And yet Kenny now has his panel one of whom is some bint, who adopts that pursed lips, I’m right and your wrong fucking facial pose that alarmists get and like the conversation dickhead hides behind the 97% consensus and the expertise of the climate scientists. Kenny and the other guest have no comeback because they don’t know the 97% comes from arguably the worst paper ever published which was written by a PhD candidate in psychology out of the Uni of WA.

  111. Rex Mango

    ADF Do What You Love adverts during breaks in the Brownlow.

  112. Tintarella di Luna

    The AFL Brownlow Medal has just kicked off

    Well from the pictures of the WAGs going into the awards there was a lot of froth and leg on show, one looked like she got dressed in a hurry, with large cottontails on display having forgotten to put on the petticoat/slip under her very sheer dress. Not much left to the imagination for some – looked a bit like a meat market, oh think of the vegans!

  113. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    WTF is this masked singer bullshit!?

    Innovative, but you’re:

    1. Still watching woke 10.
    2. Still watching reality TV.
    3. Aussie TV.
    4. Not something modern that can be streamed bypassing the trilobite media.

  114. mh

    Children as young as SIX are to be given compulsory self-touching lessons

    Children as young as six are being taught about touching or ‘stimulating’ their own genitals as part of classes that will become compulsory in hundreds of primary schools.

    Some parents believe the lessons – part of a controversial new sex and relationships teaching programme called All About Me – are ‘sexualising’ their young children.

    One couple told last night how they were so disturbed they withdrew their sons from lessons at a school where the programme is already being taught.

    All About Me is being rolled out across 241 primaries by Warwickshire County Council and could be adopted by other local authorities next year as part of the Government’s overhaul of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7490415/Children-young-SIX-given-compulsory-self-touching-lessons.html

  115. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Kenny and the other guest have no comeback because they don’t know the 97% comes from arguably the worst paper ever published which was written by a PhD candidate in psychology out of the Uni of WA.

    LOL!

    Good sleuthing cohenite.

  116. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Nothing pokes the left in the eye quite like seeing how many people are prepared to put their own money up to support Peter Ridd.

    You’re joking, right?
    Ordinary Australians are being asked to donate to Peter Ridd’s court case, and ordinary Australians are funding the university’s attack on him via their taxes. The arseholes at JCU are laughing their heads off and it’s not costing them a cent. And from the government we have . . . crickets.

    An exact replay of the Chris Turney Ship of Fools fiasco down in Antarctica, Christmas 2013.

  117. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Children as young as six are being taught about touching or ‘stimulating’ their own genitals as part of classes that will become compulsory in hundreds of primary schools.

    I hope that isn’t true but I’m gonna say that is actually bullshit.

    No way is that legal to do so.

    There is no way you can compel a teacher to tell infants about this stuff.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching Archer. He’s in quicksand surrounded by howler monkeys or baboons or something.

    Serious question.

    Nutmeg. Apparently comes in trees. Is it a root or a leaf or bud or something? I’ve only ever seen the stuff ground in supermarkets.

    And more importantly – why would you want a global monopoly on it? Is it that good? It’s not as though it’s coffee or cocaine or anything.

  119. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It’s a seed of a nut like fruit.

    Phrasing.

  120. Eyrie

    Wasn’t the 97% number from a questionnaire sent out to some 2500 so called “climate scientists” of whom all but 77 thought it was too fucking stupid to bother with and 75 of those, whose work depended on funding replied that humans were the main cause? 75/77 is 97% , right?

  121. Megan

    … because they don’t know the 97% comes from arguably the worst paper ever published which was written by a PhD candidate in psychology out of the 

    Wasn’t it that famous Climate Communication Fellow (Prize for Stupid Title, right there) at the University of Queensland? I used it as an example of flawed methodology with some of my more promising students.

  122. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Wasn’t the 97% number from a questionnaire sent out to some 2500 so called “climate scientists” of whom all but 77 thought it was too fucking stupid to bother with and 75 of those, whose work depended on funding replied that humans were the main cause? 75/77 is 97% , right?

    3.1% of scientists believe in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.

  123. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Knuckles,

    Where are you watching Archer?
    I’m growing tired of Deep Space Nine.

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And more importantly – why would you want a global monopoly on it? Is it that good? It’s not as though it’s coffee or cocaine or anything.

    Nutmeg was widely used for medicinal purposes.

  125. Frank

    And more importantly – why would you want a global monopoly on it?

    The coating of the nut is mace which is/was used in the production MDMA. Coincidence that all the ecstacy comes from Holland? I think not.

  126. Rex Mango

    You can get high on nutmeg, sailors used to use it.

  127. Tintarella di Luna

    Nutmeg was widely used for medicinal purposes.

    And in recipes using ricotta and eggs

  128. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The coating of the nut is mace which is/was used in the production MDMA

    Is it related to the Sassafras tree? Is the active ingredient indole, as with Sassafras?

  129. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Wow.

    Woah.

    We have a lot of experts on nutmeg as a stimulant, but have you tried DMT?

  130. Empire 5:5

    WTF is this masked singer bullshit!?

    The normalisation of deviancy. They’re getting pretty desperate since normal people discovered Hollywood is basically a clearance house for sex slavery and child abuse.

  131. Tel

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.

    Discuss.

  132. Cactus

    Knuckle Dragger in response to

    “why would you want a global monopoly on it? Is it that good? It’s not as though it’s coffee or cocaine or anything.”

    Imagine how bland European food was several hundred years ago. Basically all of the spice rack came from Asia. Tomato’s, Corn, Chile and Potato from America’s. Now imagine you can liven that stuff up a bit and take away some of the mundane.

  133. Tintarella di Luna

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.

    Discuss.

    Oh, dear. Well blow me down with a feather.

  134. Frank

    Is it related to the Sassafras tree?

    No idea, sounds familiar though. All the druggy folklore has faded in memory latterly.

    Nutmeg itself was able to get you bent but was regarded as a prisoner’s high, so probably has a nasty hangover.

  135. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3165204, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm
    Nutmeg was widely used for medicinal purposes.

    And in recipes using ricotta and eggs”

    Yes….and bechamel sauce.

  136. Rex Mango

    Cripps has gone from $11 to $3.25 in the Brownlow. Peter Landy on the Front Bar the other night saying how everyone cleaned up the year Blight won as the umps used to leak like sieves.

  137. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Yes….and bechamel sauce.

    Wow.

    Woah.

    Have any of you Australians tried ground up wattle bark in your morning coffee with your elk meat?

  138. Crossie

    cohenite
    #3165171, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm
    Kenny interviewing that conversation dickhead and tying him in knots which in response the dickhead runs repeatedly to the alarmist memes: consensus, 97%, extreme weather, things worse then ever, none of which is true.

    The guy has a very punchable face.

    My thoughts were what a dour and depressing man.

  139. Zatara

    The gall, stupidity, and sense of invulnerability of Biden is amazing.

    He actually brags about abusing his position, threatening to withhold Foreign Aid if the Ukrainians didn’t fire the Prosecutor investigating his criminal son.

    The funniest part is that his buddy Adam Schiff set him up by trying another weak ass anti-Trump stunt.
    Biden’s people must have crapped a brick when Schiff started screaming about Ukraine investigations.

    Biden is done like dinner and could (should) face criminal charges along with his son over this one. Dust off those RICO statutes because this is what racketeering looks like.

  140. Rex Mango

    Isn’t DMT the most powerful halucigen known, like much stronger than LSD.

  141. Frank

    Have any of you Australians tried ground up wattle bark in your morning coffee with your elk meat?

    Pineal extract wasn’t it? You put butter the coffee to help with the ketosis.

  142. Crossie

    Nutmeg was widely used for medicinal purposes.

    And in recipes using ricotta and eggs”

    Yes….and bechamel sauce.

    Bechamel sauce must have nutmeg otherwise it’s just an insipid white sauce.

  143. Rex Mango

    Liam Ryan’s mark of the year was great specie, but if he hadn’tve grabbed it, was massive free.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    And dunderheads don’t understand why 45 wants to buy Greenland.

    Hopefully ScoMo negotiate the sale of Australia for more than 60 guilders. It’s a big ask I know, the current value is -$1 trillion.

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    Right. Got it. Nutmeg is like catnip for people. Appreciated.

    Peter, I’m watching Archer because I’m waiting for the ‘plot’ to finish on the other channel before Liability B- Rambo starts offing noggies.

  146. Zatara

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.

    True. But who would vote for the singularly least likable female politician since Shillary?

    She reminds me of a bitchy old spinster Aunty, or the wicked witch of the West from the original Wizard of Oz. Bet her house is full of cats, or flying monkeys.

  147. feelthebern

    Dane Swan live tweeting the Brownlows on the Sportsbet twitter.
    Very funny.

  148. 2dogs

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.

    No, too tainted by the fauxcahontas lie.

    The Democrats’ best hope is Tulsi Gabbard.

    Trump alienated some supporters (dovish libertarians) when he bombed Assad over the White Helmet allegations. Tulsi can take these from him easily.

    Tulsi has distanced herself from the SJWs, while still supporting welfare, which should work to gain back up a lot of the poor white voters who switched to Trump in 2016.

  149. feelthebern

    Someone’s been watching too much Joe Rogan.

  150. 2dogs

    Someone’s been watching too much Joe Rogan.

    I’m not alone with that, and that’s kind of my point.

  151. Tel

    I should invent Nutmeg Tequila … I bet no one has patented that yet.

    I once bumped into a guy who claimed to have gotten high on nutmeg … his overall conclusion was that he was never going to do that again. As good luck would have it, he’s unlikely to be talking with any of my prospective customers.

  152. feelthebern

    Maurice Newman couldn’t wait to get off the Chris Kenny set tonight.
    It was awesome how he didn’t hide his contempt.

  153. Rex Mango

    Brownlow now playing the same music as the Oscars play for movie stars who died that year, when AFL showing retiring footballers montage.

  154. jupes

    ADF Do What You Love adverts during breaks in the Brownlow.

    Unless you love killing Taliban of course.

  155. feelthebern

    I plan to take DMT in the US under medical supervision.

  156. JC

    Dogs

    All well and good, but the Drat primary voter will likely swing hard for Pocahontas.

  157. Rex Mango

    Haven’t seen the Do What You Love advert since the WAGs segment finished, as they were targeting the girls who watch for the frocks.

  158. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Pull that up for me, JC.

  159. Knuckle Dragger

    Great.

    Now I’m going to have to get high on nutmeg, because I knew absolutely none of this earlier today.

    So I either garoogle how to do it or just eat a whole jar or dispenser or whatever they come in and see what happens.

  160. mh

    The Democrats’ best hope is Tulsi Gabbard.

    2dogs, she is 66-1 to become Dem nominee.

    Not a serious player.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Unless you love killing Taliban of course.

    That’s such an outdated view of the role of the A.D.F., jupes.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.
    Discuss.

    “Art of the Deal” vs “Pow Wow Chow”!

    Can’t wait for the Trump Campaign to accidentally-like unearth the bar records (or etc) in Massachusetts which might just show Liawatha practiced law there illegally for a decade.

    I wonder what other baggage she has?

  163. Tel

    The Democrats’ best hope is Tulsi Gabbard.

    Although she is something of a sentimental favourite, but let’s face it … if the Dems allow Tulsi to win they would be betraying everything they stand for … and by that I mean donor money, lobbyist kickbacks, plumb UN placements, the whole bit.

    If it was Gabbard vs Trump in 2020 it would split the Libertarian movement right down the center … which would be 5% of the voters on one side and another 5% of the voters on the other side.

  164. cohenite

    Wasn’t the 97% number from a questionnaire sent out to some 2500 so called “climate scientists” of whom all but 77 thought it was too fucking stupid to bother with and 75 of those, whose work depended on funding replied that humans were the main cause? 75/77 is 97% , right?

    I’m shattered; I understand well meaning knuckleheads like Kenny not knowing the pedigree of the 97%, perhaps the greatest weapon in the alarmist arsenal but I thought you guys knew.

    This is the paper

    This is why the 97% is unmitigated bullshit:

    Cook, the lead author of the 97% paper defines the consensus position as being:

    “That humans are causing global warming.”

    That consensus position is defined in Cook’s categories by category 1 of Table 2:

    1) Explicit endorsement with quantification. Explicitly states that humans are the primary cause of recent global warming. The global warming during the 20th century is caused mainly by increasing greenhouse gas concentration especially since the late 1980s’.

    The rest of Cook’s categories reflect varying degrees of lessor support for AGW [categories 2 and 3], or indifference to AGW [categories 4a and 4b] or active opposition to AGW [categories 5 to 7]. Only the first 3 categories could be defined as giving support for AGW.

    However, on the basis of the categories 1-3, of the original 11944 Abstracts from papers on climate Cook selected, Cook discarded 8048 papers or 67.4% because they had no position.

    Of the remaining 4014 papers or 32.6% of papers 3973 or 99% of the remaining abstracts fell into categories 2 and 3. Only 41 or 1% expressed support for Cook’s definition of the consensus that:

    “Humans are causing global warming.”

    That’s 1% not 97%.

    Cook says he had the authors of the papers rate their papers according to your criteria; about this Cook says:

    “1200 scientists rated their own papers, resulting in over 2000 papers being categorised by the papers’ own authors. Among papers that were self-rated as stating a position on human-caused global warming, 97.2% endorsed the consensus.”

    The author’s self-rating is shown by Table 4 from Cook’s paper. In fact, 2142 papers received self-ratings from 1189 authors. Cook’s paper says of those 2142 self-ratings 1342 are described as Endorsing AGW. That is confirming the consensus position or category 1 of Cook’s 7 categories. The caption to Table 4 says:

    “Self-rated papers that endorse AGW have an average endorsement rating less than 4.”

    But that would include categories 2 and 3 which are LESS than the consensus position. So the question remains exactly how many self-rated Abstracts actually conform to Cook’s own definition of the consensus as defined only in category 1.

    In addition, the self-referencing shows that 761 scientists have no position on AGW which as the caption to Table 4 says conforms to categories 4a and 4b of Cook’s categories which is 761/2142 X 100 = 35.52%. That is much less than Cook’s paper’s initial selection and the discarding of 67.4% of the 11,944 papers because the Abstract had no position on AGW.

    Maybe the only scientists who responded to Cook’s invitation to self-rate were those who initially had a position on AGW. If so 35.52% of them changed their minds from being in categories 1-3 to being in categories 4a and 4b!

    Any way you look at this the % actually supporting the consensus, as defined in Cook’s paper, is less than the claimed 97%.

  165. None

    Easy bechamel substitute. Greek yoghurt + one whole egg + grated hard cheese (matured or graviera or whatever).

  166. jupes

    ADF Do What You Love ads:

    Travel and see the world,
    Keep studying and learning,
    Help communities in need,
    Workout and stay fit,
    Develop new friendships,
    Enjoy a work / life balance,
    Experience new things,
    Play a variety of sports,
    Manage and lead teams,
    Work in a high-tech world,
    Learn how things work,
    Tap into a creative side.

    No seriously. This is how the big brains of the ADF hope to attract people to defend Australia.

  167. Arky

    it would split the Libertarian movement right down the center

    ..
    All libertarians should be split down the centre.

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Travel and see the world,
    Keep studying and learning,
    Help communities in need,
    Workout and stay fit,
    Develop new friendships,
    Enjoy a work / life balance,
    Experience new things,
    Play a variety of sports,
    Manage and lead teams,
    Work in a high-tech world,
    Learn how things work,
    Tap into a creative side.

    Hope that your superiors can negotiate the best deal they can get, come time to sign the surrender.

  169. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Great design, but in a shitty old building and kind of sad.

  170. 132andBush

    Tintarella di Luna

    #3165210, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.

    Discuss.

    Oh, dear. Well blow me down with a feather.

    LOL, Very good 🙂

  171. Rex Mango

    ADF Do What You Love ads:

    Travel and see the worst parts of Australia,
    Keep studying and learn skills that are useless outside of the military,
    Help communities in need via high explosive,
    Workout and stay fit because there is not much else to do in your free time,
    Develop new friendships through alcohol abuse,
    Enjoy very little in the way of work/life balance,
    Experience new things like digging holes,
    Play a variety of sports because nothing else to do in Darwin,
    Manage and lead teams of psychopaths,
    Work in a high-tech world of thing that can kill you,
    Learn how things work by spending countless hours fixing them,
    Tap into a creative side when you get out.

  172. Steve trickler

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3165200, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Give Agents of Shield a crack. It really kicks off at season 2.

    This is from season 4.



  173. Empire 5:5

    Tel
    #3165208, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:56 pm
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now the best hope the Democrats have left.

    Discuss.

    45 called Minnesota last week. MN and DC were the only EC votes Reagan missed when he nearly clocked Galaga in ‘84. MN was his opponent’s state and he only missed by 3,000 odd votes. To flip MN in ‘20 would be huge, but not really surprising.

    The Scandinavian stock who live there are basically decent folks now paying the price for their misinformed generosity. Now the mall is Mogadishu. Their daughters aren’t safe. They have an immigration defrauding home wrecking corrupt jihadette for a congress-critter. They’re ready to send a message.

    Fauxchahontas is backed by the same donors as Killary. She has no chance against 45. She’s either a placeholder or the loser.

    If there is a DNC nominee who can beat 45, they haven’t announced yet.

  174. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just looked at Cohenite’s link to JCU VC Sandra Harding on their website. No list of her publications and no list of her previous appointments and their duration. From this outline I see she has organised to be on a range of Boards and Commitees, both via JCU and via her earlier activities. This site claims her training is in ‘economic sociology’ and her current academic interests are in ‘work, organisation and markets’. Google Scholar shows her research publications are in my judgement fairly low-level pedestrian stuff around the edges of organisational sociology, placed in Journals and Conference Proceedings that are adequate rather than distinguished.

    As a previous Dean of Business at QUT she belongs to a category of sociology PhD, quite familiar to me, who in the pre-Dawkins College of Advanced Education sector forged careers in the new Business Schools of that sector, where many non-business academics were welcomed as these Schools floundered in uncertainty about their role in academia. They were thus ripe for a Gramscian invasion by disciplines of the left. Post-Dawkins, these opportunities expanded further and such academics moved quickly up academic hierarchies into managerial roles within Chancelleries. Hence, Sandra Harding.

    Insecurity does strange things to people. Spending public millions in the pursuit of private satisfactions that may appear to validate one’s ‘expertise’ in publications such as “The troublesome concept of merit” published in an education conference Proceedings, is not something to be proud of, nor encouraged.

    The Minister for Education should have a quick chat to ScoMo and stop this vindictive pursuit of Peter Ridd by an over-promoted academic, out if her depth and shamed by having ‘lost face’ in a judicial decision.

  175. Empire 5:5

    No seriously. This is how the big brains of the ADF hope to attract people to defend Australia

    Professional warrior-patriot. Ready to kill. Nothing else counts.

  176. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m not watching the Brownlow, despite the multitude of freshly waxed pudenda on display.

    However, Wikipedia has already listed Pat Cripps as taking home the Chas.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Keep studying and learn skills that are useless outside of the military,

    Walking long distances carrying heavy weights, taking weapons apart, living in a hole in the ground, and eating food that would be a disgrace in a Siberian slave camp.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    Channel Nein has released survey of the five least liveable places in the country.

    In descending order:

    Blacktown
    All of Central Queensland
    Townsville
    Parramatta
    and……

    Darwin. Yup, they went there.

  179. 2dogs

    I agree with both of these points:

    2dogs, she is 66-1 to become Dem nominee.

    Although she is something of a sentimental favourite, but let’s face it … if the Dems allow Tulsi to win they would be betraying everything they stand for … and by that I mean donor money, lobbyist kickbacks, plumb UN placements, the whole bit.

    There is no chance that the Democrats will actually make her their nominee. The Democrats are too invested in their own internal politics for that to happen.

    And so, as a result, Trump will be re-elected. I am looking forward to the head explosions when that happens.

  180. Tel

    And so, as a result, Trump will be re-elected. I am looking forward to the head explosions when that happens.

    Look at what might happen though.

    https://regulatorystudies.columbian.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs1866/f/downloads/GW%20Reg%20Studies%20-%20Economically%20Significant%20Final%20Rules%20Published%20by%20Presidential%20Year%20-%206.27.19.jpg

    Can the US economy take any more of that? Captain?!?

  181. mh

    There is still money coming for Hillary.

    The thinking might be that the same bloc who will install Warren are also capable of a late switch to Hillary.

  182. twostix

    Travel and see the world,
    Keep studying and learning,
    Help communities in need,
    Workout and stay fit,
    Develop new friendships,
    Enjoy a work / life balance,
    Experience new things,
    Play a variety of sports,
    Manage and lead teams,
    Work in a high-tech world,
    Learn how things work,
    Tap into a creative side.

    So it’s a normal job but you can’t quit so it’s a million times worse than a normal job.

  183. Bruce of Newcastle

    Channel Nein has released survey of the five least liveable places in the country.

    Hold the presses! Fairfaxians don’t like bogans.
    I wouldn’t want to live near a Fairfaxian myself, so the feeling is mutual.

  184. bespoke

    Rex Mango
    #3165172, posted on September 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm
    Lot of talk earlier confusing SR71, X15 and titanium. SR71 was jet powered flew mach 3+ and was made out of titanium. The x15 was rocket powered and made out of honeycomb steel and nickel alloys and flew mach 6. The aircraft on the USS Intrepid is probably an SR71 and did have very thin skin you could push in with your finger.

    Thanks for clearing that up.

  185. Steve trickler

    For all Bill Paxton fans. Enjoy.



  186. twostix

    Some parents believe the lessons – part of a controversial new sex and relationships teaching programme called All About Me – are ‘sexualising’ their young children.

    See what the Daily Mail does there.

    Some parents.

    It trolls its audience with red meat stories like this while gaslighting them into accepting the normalisation of far left pado degeneracy.

    It’s not some parents. It’s all parents. 100% of parents are not ok with that.

  187. BrettW

    DM has article about Ben RS’s wife.

    Mentions he did 6 tours in Afghanistan

  188. cohenite

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #3165286, posted on September 23, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Send that to anyone and everyone in the LNP, especially this twerp who has a similar but less embroidered academic past to the VC bitch.

  189. mh

    Paywalled at the Oz

    FOLAU SAGA

    Tonga ready to fight over Folau’s league return
    Tongan officials have armed themselves with legal advice that suggests the NRL is powerless to prevent them selecting Israel Folau.
    10 MINUTES AGO By BRENT READ

  190. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Channel Nein has released survey of the five least liveable places in the country.

    Obviously they never got to Karratha, Paraburdoo, Tom Price or Onslowe.

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    OK. Looked up nutmeg intoxication.

    Leads directly to organ failure. Side effects include something called ‘gastric distress’.

    If teh webs won’t even describe it properly, I don’t want it.

    Clearly, all nutmeg must be banned immediately. For the children.

  192. Cold-Hands

    Brownlow now playing the same music as the Oscars play for movie stars who died that year, when AFL showing retiring footballers montage.

    Even worse, when honouring the footballers, broadcasters & administrators who have died this year, Channel 7 pulls back to show the singer, so about four or so of the names being commemorated aren’t seen by the TV audience.

  193. egg_

    Teh Dumb:

    Marcia Langton: not wishing Aboriginal History to be taught in school is raaaaacist!
    /Of course!

  194. egg_

    Channel Nein has released survey of the five least liveable places in the country.

    In descending order:
    Blacktown
    All of Central Queensland
    Townsville
    Parramatta
    Darwin.

    Definitely a sh1tholification factor there – spot the caucasian.

  195. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Aboriginal History 101

    1 – Dreamtime.
    2 – Now.

    The End.

  196. egg_

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3165058, posted on September 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I.e. fantasyland – my solution was to simply change over pool vehicles.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Aboriginal History 101

    40,000 years during which time they never invented the wheel, or discovered how to boil water?

  198. John Constantine

    In 1602 Dutch merchants founded the VOC -the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, better known as the Dutch East India Company. Other trading nations had formed cooperative associations like it but none were more successful than the Dutch. By 1617 the VOC was the richest commercial operation in the world. The company had 50,000 employees worldwide, with a private army of 30,000 men and a fleet of 200 ships. Yet even with that huge overhead, the VOC gave its shareholders an eye-popping annual dividend of 40% of their investments. How’d they do it? With sheer ruthlessness… and nutmeg.

    https://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/06/The-Nutmeg-Wars/

    Then the plague years of the 17th century came. Thousands were dying across Europe, and doctors were desperate for a way to stop the spread of the disease. They decided nutmeg held the cure. Ladies carried nutmeg sachets around their necks to breathe through and avoid the pestilence of the air. Men added nutmeg to their snuff and inhaled it. Everybody wanted it, and many will willing to spare no expense to have it. Ten pounds of nutmeg cost one English penny at its Asian source, but had a London street value of 2 pounds, 10 shillings -68,000 times its original cost. The only problem was the short supply. And that’s where the Dutch found their opportunity.

    Nutmeg was the most profitable trade in the world for generations.

    The Dutch won the war in which Manhattan Island changed hands, they tossed it away as a money pit and grabbed the magic money trees of Nutmeg instead. Six million percent markup between tree and market.

  199. egg_

    Aboriginal History 101

    1 – Dreamtime
    2 – Goontime

    FTFY.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Dutch won the war in which Manhattan Island changed hands, they tossed it away as a money pit and grabbed the magic money trees of Nutmeg instead. Six million percent markup between tree and market.

    Interesting link, thank you.

  201. egg_

    Aboriginal History 101

    40,000 years during which time they never invented the wheel, or discovered how to boil water?

    The Langton solution – marry Whitey.

  202. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    or discovered how to boil water?

    Boil water?
    In most places they never even came up with a way to carry water.
    A decided disadvantage for a nomadic people in one of the driest places on earth.

  203. John Constantine

    High prices are the cure for high prices, even for nutmeg.


    Strike 1: In 1770 a Frenchman named Pierre Poivre (“Peter Pepper”) successfully smuggled nutmeg plants to safety in Mauritius, an island off the coast of Africa, where they were subsequently exported to the Caribbean. The plants thrived on the islands, especially Grenada.

    Strike 2: In 1778 a volcanic eruption in the Banda region caused a tsunami that wiped out half the nutmeg groves.

    Strike 3:In 1809 the English returned to Indonesia and seized the Banda Islands by force. They returned the islands to the Dutch in 1817, but not before transplanting hundreds of nutmeg seedlings to plantations in India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Singapore. The Dutch were out; the nutmeg monopoly was over

  204. Goanna

    he most toxic recreational drugs, such as GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and heroin, have a lethal dose less than 10 times their typical effective dose. The largest cluster of substances has a lethal dose that is 10 to 20 times the effective dose: These include cocaine, MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine, often called “ecstasy”) and alcohol

    Nutmeg comes after heroin. It’s not be trifled with.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/229893/

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Will write a similar letter to Dan (the man) Tehan, Cohenite. Some MP’s need to be educated about what they are dealing with.

    Be nice to make it a level playing field, wouldn’t it? Ridd and Harding both to take only private funding. Wonder how Harding’s Go-Fund-Me page would stack up. lol

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In most places they never even came up with a way to carry water.

    Fair comment, PFKAMV, I don’t think they ever came up with the use of skin water bags.

  207. John Constantine

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/01/my-nutmeg-bender/308863/

    But in doing some research recently, I learned something new: nutmeg will fuck you up.

    As it turns out, nutmeg contains a psychoactive element called myristicin, whose chemical structure shares similarities with mescaline, amphetamine, and ecstasy. A Dictionary of Hallucinations—let us pause for a moment to give thanks that we live in a world where such a reference exists—notes that nutmeg has been “reported to mediate visual, auditory, tactile, and kinaesthetic hallucinations (notably the sensation of floating).” This is not breaking news: the Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen noted the mind-altering effects of nutmeg all the way back in the 12th century.

    Users also warned of possible side effects, including loose bowels, vomiting, accelerated heart rate, and nutmeg burps “at 20 minute intervals.”

    Both dubious and intrigued, I grated up a whole nutmeg and part of another, producing about one and a half tablespoons of powder. I swallowed it one small spoonful at a time, chasing each gulp down with water. Consumed in that quantity, nutmeg loses its yuletide goodness and tastes like turpentine.

    Perhaps my dosage was too low, or my nutmeg too desiccated. I did go through an early giddy phase, when everything seemed immensely amusing—including the shingles on my neighbor’s house—and I felt a slight floating sensation when walking around the neighborhood. But mostly I just felt out of sorts for a couple of days. When I tried to write, my words sometimes became unmoored from my thoughts, though to be fair, this happens even without the influence of nutmeg.

    Typing this column three days later, I still feel as though a mild electrical current is passing through my brain. Thoughts seem to come a bit more slowly than usual. Still, I’m able to form this one: in the future, I’ll stick to a light dusting of nutmeg on punch.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    The indig did actually invent wallaby skin water bags about 15,000 years ago, but they were not commonly used.

    Evidence to hand supports a theory they caused uneven weight distribution while their owners were using their jetpacks.

  209. None

    Agree Lizzie, and note that Harding is on a committee that advises the minister for Education so there’s a severe conflict of interest here and perhaps the minister should step down.

  210. JC

    Nutmeg was the most profitable trade in the world for generations.

    The Dutch won the war in which Manhattan Island changed hands, they tossed it away as a money pit and grabbed the magic money trees of Nutmeg instead. Six million percent markup between tree and market.

    John C: There was no fight between the Brits and the Dutch settlers over Manhattan, which at the time was the most important trading post in the NA region for them. The Brits showed up, told the Dutch they wanted it and that was that. Frankly , the nutmeg story sounds really strange an implausible as the Dutch could have traded nutmeg and chewed gum at the same time. No literally, because there was no gum around then, but you know what I mean.

    5. The Dutch gave up the colony without a fight.
    At its peak, only about 9,000 people lived in New Netherland, leaving it vulnerable to attack from the English, who fought three wars against the Dutch, their main commercial rivals, between 1652 and 1674 and who vastly outnumbered them in the New World. The breaking point came in March 1664, when English King Charles II awarded the colony’s land to his brother, the Duke of York, even though the two countries were then technically at peace. A few months later, four warships with several hundred soldiers onboard arrived in New Amsterdam’s harbor and demanded that the Dutch surrender. Though Stuyvesant at least outwardly prepared to fight, prominent city residents persuaded him to stand down, and on September 8 he signed the colony over without any blood being shed. In 1673, during the Third Anglo-Dutch War, the Dutch re-conquered Manhattan with an invasion force of some 600 men. But they gave it up the following year as part of a peace treaty in which they retained Suriname in South America. “They thought that was going to be worth more,” Fabend said. “They were wrong.”

    https://www.history.com/news/the-dutch-surrender-new-netherland-350-years-ago

    Parts of the west village I think still have buildings that are 400 years old. They look like crap, but in some ways Manhattan is older than some European cities.

  211. Old School Conservative

    None
    #3165139, posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm
    Daisy Cousens might carry a pretty frock but honestly her contribution to Bolt’s program at least is a big fat 0

    She’s only there to speak authoritatively about social media trends. Her opinions are often lightweight, or simply mirror Bolt’s leading questions.
    His questioning probably doesn’t allow her to expand on what she wants to say.

  212. dover_beach

    Folau needs to sue the NRL for restraint of trade. Politically, someone in the Coalition or One Nation needs to lay into Beattie and tell that piece of work to pull his head in.

  213. JC

    In 1809 the English returned to Indonesia and seized the Banda Islands by force. They returned the islands to the Dutch in 1817, but not before transplanting hundreds of nutmeg seedlings to plantations in India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Singapore. The Dutch were out; the nutmeg monopoly was over

    You gotta love the Brits, they used brute force to get what they wanted. Sounds like an early version of China. 🙂

    This got me thinking about Greenland and Trump wanting it. The US has been a benign force for around 100 years now in terms of not taking over places. Greenland has 60,000 people living there. Why not just take the freaking pace over and tell the Danish to bugger off? Give the people currently living there full US citizenship rights or they can leave.

    There would be a lot of foot stomping by the Euroweenies but who’s going to stop the US. Would a prez after Trump give it back? Not sure. That could be a second term policy of taking over Greenland and not paying for it. No one is going to stop them.

  214. Rex Mango

    Big story on 4 Corners tonight about the funeral industry. Tv footage showed doctors going out to certify dead bodies in vans in supermarket carparks. Lot of claims about laws in NSW being silly and people putting rubbish in coffins etc and vans driving hundreds of kilometres to cross state borders for some reason. Vaguely reminds one of body snatcher stories. Seems people don’t like bodies driving round in the back of ‘vans’, but hearses are ok. Big beat up and no doubt won’t cause the reaction that expose on live sheep transport would.

  215. jupes

    I wonder if GWS will invite Israel Folau – their first big-name recruit – to their celebrations if they win on Saturday?

    Will they be allowed?

  216. Rex Mango

    British East India Company completely copied the Dutch East India Company, to make even more money.

  217. Lazlo

    Ridd’s gofundme now up to about $445K and steadily growing at about $5K per hour. If you have not contributed, then you are not serious, like the climate kiddies skiving of school.

    None, Harding’s membership of some committee (publicised by Gideon Rosner) is a red herring – they would have wanted a VC from Melbourne, from NSW, from regional Queensland etc.

    The point that needs to be hit hard is the massive waste of public money to defend the ego of one person, Vice-Chancellor Sandra Harding, ex Dean of Business, QUT, and prior to that a very mediocre academic.

  218. cohenite

    Peter Ridd just shy of $450K.

  219. Old School Conservative

    Israel Folau must have really upset Beattie and Todd Greenberg because they are now interfering in a sovereign nation’s sporting decisions.

    On the Rugby front, Rugby Australia’s decision to sack Israel is now looking even more diabolical. He is the best in the world under the high ball, and all games so far in Japan have seen a huge use of the high ball.

  220. JC

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3165392, posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Aboriginal History 101

    40,000 years during which time they never invented the wheel, or discovered how to boil water?

    Oh , we’re back to this again, are we Ronery? Now for the 500th time.

    Would you have invented the wheel or learned how to boil water? Sure, there’s a chance, with the probability to infinity, you dummy. You didn’t even make it past 8th grade.

    With the exception of the initial people who did figure out, it was and has been a learned experience for every other single human being in the world, you fucking clown. If groups of people were essentially cut off from those that knew how to boil water then they wouldn’t have known. This also applies to the wheel.

    But lets dig a little deeper. There was no possibility for Australian indig to have known how or even invented the wherewithal because they hadn’t come out of the stone age/ hunter gatherer age.

    As for inventing the wheel. Were they going to use wheel to hook it up to donkeys and kangaroos? You really are a fucking moron, Ronery. A compete and utter dickhead.

  221. Lazlo

    They bought Alaska not long ago JC. Why not Greenland?

  222. Rex Mango

    If you are watching ABC news, the ongoing story about woman they have been trying to extradite from Israel to Melbourne on school sex abuse charges, is led along by quite attractive police girl.

  223. Rex Mango

    The woman warning of imminent climate disaster from World Meteorological Organisation on ABC television just then, had a big red dot in the middle of her forehead.

  224. JC

    They bought Alaska not long ago JC. Why not Greenland?

    Why pay for it, when you can just take it? I mean, what would happen? You’d get an angry letter from the current version of Hans Blix? Big deal.

  225. Rex Mango

    Next story is Switzerland in mourning and holding a funeral for a glacier. The world has gone mad.

  226. Lazlo

    Gold JC. But some free money might make people feel less offended.

  227. JC

    But some free money might make people feel less offended.

    Look, hand out some money to the 60,000 permanent residents living there. That’s it.

  228. Arky

    use wheel to hook it up to kangaroos?

    ..
    They could have conquered the world with kangaroo drawn chariots.
    Kangaroos can go as fast as a through bred racehorse. With breeding they would beat the hell out of anything.

  229. Lazlo

    I don’t know why 4Corners are reporting on that Rex. It’s a dying trade.

  230. Rex Mango

    In Wales the little people used to ride round on Corgis, their shoulder markings are from the saddles they used to put on them.

  231. Arky

    Unfortunately, even with super fast kangaroo drawn war chariots, they would be fucked, as all they had for weapons was a variety of different size and shape sticks.

  232. Old School Conservative

    As for inventing the wheel. Were they going to use wheel to hook it up to donkeys and kangaroos?

    Surely the travelling tribes could have used wheeled carts to transport heavy stuff, rather than carrying or dragging their weapons, food, ill tribe members etc?
    I would assume the wheel was invented by more than one group of “initial people” so it’s non-invention in Australia implies a lack of creativity.
    Since the wheel led to many improvements in societies which had them, indigenous Australians were worse off without it.

  233. jupes

    The woman warning of imminent climate disaster from World Meteorological Organisation on ABC television just then, had a big red dot in the middle of her forehead.

    Hopefully a laser.

  234. Lazlo

    Yes, Someone said $100K per person would make it a bargain. Just the value of the ice alone..

  235. Rex Mango

    Lazlo, yeah good point, the story was very dull and am sure when mistakes are made in that industry they are worse than what the ABC had.

  236. Steve trickler

    The Camel Billboard at 3:38! You’ve got to laugh.

    Smoke out of the mouth. Crafty.



  237. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Inventing wheels without any metallurgy, beasts of burden or forestry?

    Good luck.

    https://www.livescience.com/18808-invention-wheel.html

    Wheels are the archetype of a primitive, caveman-level technology. But in fact, they’re so ingenious that it took until 3500 B.C. for someone to invent them. By that time — it was the Bronze Age — humans were already casting metal alloys, constructing canals and sailboats, and even designing complex musical instruments such as harps.

  238. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Unfortunately, even with super fast kangaroo drawn war chariots, they would be fucked, as all they had for weapons was a variety of different size and shape sticks.

    For shame, Archibald, don’t you know they had invented the Gatling Gun?

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