Tuesday Forum: September 24, 2019

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Why?’

    Because the writer may have thought they were disturbingly similar, and that it may account for a variety of widely-reported issues surrounding the poor little tard, that’s (probably) why.

    Have you been skimping on the cough syrup again?

  2. Arky

    However, I must say, they were all top kids. Very kind and happy.

  3. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    diagnosed with Asperger syndrome,[12] obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD),[12] and selective mutism.

    No, she’s a willfully ignorant idiot child who needs to shut the fuck up.

  4. stackja

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3166075, posted on September 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm willfully ignorant idiot child

    Her parents are probably the willfully ignorant idiots.

  5. Mother Lode

    very odd

    is someone suggesting that children with foetal alcohol syndrome or certain genetic conditions should never be diagnosed because ‘facial stereotyping’ ?

    He’s pretty messed up.

    Keeps me laughing. Doesn’t matter where he goes – no matter how beautiful he brings his own ugliness. However fragrant, his own stink. No matter how vibrant, his own gloom. He has taken his war service into himself and enfolded it in himself. Like a deformed oyster he has for decades layered more resentment, more malice, more pain upon it, while outside in the surging tides other returned servicemen swam, played, raised families, ran businesses, and enjoyed life.

    All he has now is this putrid, soap-textured hard little black pearl. Decades he has laboured on the thing and no one gives a stuff.

  6. Johno

    West Coast star Willie Rioli has tested positive to a banned performance enhancing substance following his team’s AFL Finals exit.

    Since when has weed been performance enhancing?
    It slows you down, it doesn’t speed you up.

  7. stackja

    ‘Shame on you’: SBS presenter condemned over ‘horrendous’ comments
    Yahoo Sport Australia Yahoo Sport Australia 24 Sep 2019, 1:45 pm

    “You won’t see much in Adelaide,” Zelic declared.

    “Adelaide’s a s**thole.

    “No disrespect, no disrespect.”

    Co-host Nick Stoll let out a stunned gasp at the outburst as Zelic attempted to play down the comments.

    “I can say that because I’ve travelled there multiple times and I didn’t enjoy it.

    “I found it to be incredibly dull and boring.”

    Not surprisingly, the comments went down like a lead balloon for many football fans.

  8. Cassie of Sydney

    “No, she’s a willfully ignorant idiot child who needs to shut the fuck up.”

    Just a slight correction if I may….

    “No, she’s a willfully ignorant idiot child who needs to be told by adults to shut the fuck up.

    It’s time that adults stepped up and called her out for what she is…….a nasty, nasty fraud.

  9. Deplorable

    The only thing missing with Greta is the shirt and the swastikas. This cult needs to be smacked down now before millions perish.

  10. Johno

    Mother Lode, you are a word smith.

  11. John Constantine

    We see what the left have proudly done to Greta, and can by extension expect a large convoy of millions of young girls worked up to this level of fury and rage.

    If nothing else this shows us exactly why the working class can’t have panadol anymore.

    Comrades.

  12. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    This cult needs to be smacked down now before millions perish.

    Too late.

  13. Mitch M.

    Since when has weed been performance enhancing?
    It slows you down, it doesn’t speed you up.

    It isn’t during the game but there are a number of reports of people finding benefit during training. It’s a strange thing, I think the main benefit is that it staves off boredom and makes the training experience more tolerable. The real reason for the ban is purely about public perception.

    https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/health/a20776963/how-marijuana-affects-running/
    https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a19520865/workout-exercise-marijuana-weed/

  14. Leigh Lowe

    If nothing else this shows us exactly why the working class can’t have panadol anymore.

    Here in the Outer Hebrides I just made a great discovery.
    Developed hay fever as an allergic response to something (probably heather or haggis) and found that pharmacies will happily sell tablets containing pseudoephedrine without a nanny lecture and raised eyebrows.

    How many do you want, sir?
    Here, take the big packet.

  15. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Wahmen

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/drunk/clean-white-girl-cops-plea-813760

    As detailed in a Bluffton Police Department report, Cutshaw offered police a litany of reasons why she should be spared arrest after being pulled over at 1:45 AM for speeding and driving through a stop sign at 60 mph.

    Cutshaw, who claimed to have only consumed two glasses of wine, told a cop, “I’m a very clean, thoroughbred, white girl” and “I’m a white, clean girl.” She also told of her prior “perfect grades,” National Honor Society membership, and graduation from a “high accredited university.”

    Cutshaw, who also mentioned that she was an “All-American cheerleader,” a valedictorian, and a sorority member, did not impress her arresting officer with references to her whiteness and thoroughbred nature. The cop wondered “what that had to do with anything.”

    “You’re a cop, you should know what that means,” Cutshaw said. “You’re a cop, you should know based on the people that come in this room.” Cutshaw apparently was referring to other defendants passing through police headquarters who were not as white and cleanly as her.

    While in the rear of a police cruiser, Cutshaw spoke of her concerns about being locked up. “I don’t wanna know what it’s like,” she said. “I’m a pretty girl. Please don’t make me go in there.”

    YOU WANT EVIDENCE OF WHITE PRIVILEGE – RIGHT, FUCKEN, HERE!

    Also, the chick who killed her baby to “get her belly back”.

  16. 1735099

    diagnosed with Asperger syndrome,[12] obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD),[12] and selective mutism.

    Neither of which have anything to do with FAS.
    She shows similarities to Einstein.

  17. JC

    CL was right a few days ago, all these stupid gerbil warming strikers are hysterical young teenage girls.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-23/australian-climate-striker-15-takes-fight-to-new-york/11539354

    I reckon most of the boys just took a day off.

  18. Thefrollickingmole

    Wang is so filled with righteousness he denies Greta has FASD features despite self proclaimed years of of dealing with kids affected.
    Numberwang thinks his experience is unique, not realising just how many people have also worked with those affected and/or had specific training in the area.
    Greta’s parents, being the “right” sort of people have arranged for a doc to nicely give Greta a grab bag of symptoms rather than dig owe her definitively and make mummy feel bad.

  19. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    FMD

    A 14 year old puppet has the gravitas of the man who invented special and general relativity, the photoelectric effect and arguably first conceived nuclear power as an energy source.

    You’re completely off your chops matey.

  20. 1735099

    while outside in the surging tides other returned servicemen swam, played, raised families, ran businesses, and enjoyed life.

    Have done, and continue to do all those things, old mate, and drop in here from time to time for amusement.
    Life is good….

  21. cohenite

    This biden business with the Ukraine; we have
    shrillary corrupt
    Comey, McCabe, and every other senior FBI/CIA/DOJ official corrupt
    Biden corrupt

    The only ones serving time for process crimes – lying to corrupt investigators – are people connected with Trump.

    I fully expect that obuma will be connected to above corruption by shrillary, biden, officials but I will bet London to a brick that not one of the bastards will get an orange suit.

  22. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Process crimes don’t have real victims and are basically administrative tyranny.

  23. cohenite

    Life is good….

    Fuck off and enjoy it then.

  24. cohenite

    CL was right a few days ago, all these stupid gerbil warming strikers are hysterical young teenage girls.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-23/australian-climate-striker-15-takes-fight-to-new-york/11539354

    WTF is that?! Look at the smug attitude on it’s gob. Some sort of transitioning going on there.

  25. stackja

    Mining boom wage increase drove Australians away from university

    Almost 75,000 Australians would have a university degree if it weren’t for the mining boom, which resulted in a pronounced decline in full-time study rates in mining states, a new report from the Reserve Bank suggests.
    John Dagge, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    September 24, 2019 3:05pm

    No more pencils, no more books — at least when a mining boom is under way.

    Close to 75,000 Australians would have a university degree had the mining boom never happened, a new report from the Reserve Bank suggests.

    The paper finds high wages paid to jobs which did not require a tertiary degree during the mining boom resulted in a pronounced decline in full-time study rates in the mining states of Western Australia and Queensland.

    All up it concludes the number of Australians with a university degree would be half a per cent higher if the mining boom had passed the nation by.

    Numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 31.4 per cent of Australians aged 20 to 64 have a bachelor degree or above.

    A half a per cent increase in tertiary education among that demographic equals 74,500 extra university degrees.

    “The mining boom led to large increases in wages for many lower-skilled jobs in mining regions,” the paper from the RBA’s economic research department says.

    “This raised the opportunity cost of remaining in school, TAFE or university for many students, particularly those in mining areas… this led fewer people in those areas to pursue tertiary study.”

  26. JC

    Cronkite

    I read or heard that 22 of the last 20 years have been the warmest ever?

    Can you debunk this?

  27. stackja

    National park turned into a toilet after closure of picnic area at Mt Glorious

    Angry visitors are turning part of a southeast Queensland national park into a toilet by defecating on walking tracks and taking other extreme measures to relieve themselves following an unpopular move by the Department of Environment and Science.
    Glenn Roberts, Quest Newspapers
    Subscriber only

    September 24, 2019 12:59pm

    Visitors have turned part of a national park into a toilet after the Department of Environment and Science (DES) closed a popular picnic ground, and its toilet block, three weeks ago.

    One resident has even had people coming to her home asking if they can use her toilet.

    Mt Glorious B&B operator Bernadette Chapman said two people had told her they had seen evidence people were defecating on walking tracks.

    “You know it’s not an animal, they are using toilet paper,” Ms Chapman said.

    Her partner, Elm Haus Café owner Karl Woelkerling, said there had been a big increase in the number of people using his cafe’s toilet, located outside the building, since the Maiala picnic area was closed.

    Mr Woelkerling said this was a problem as they were not on town water and the cafe’s biocycle waste system had a limited capacity.

    “We don’t mind them going to the toilet but we have to pay for the water (usually one $250 load every three weeks),” he said.

    Mr Woelkerling said a lady who lived beside the cafe even had desperate people asking to use her toilet on days when the cafe was closed.

  28. JC

    The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years, says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Released on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in Poland, the WMO report said that 2018 was on co…

    Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/20-out-last-22-years-warmest-706147.html

  29. feelthebern

    Any guesses who this Iampeter chump is?
    Smells like a sock puppet.

  30. notafan

    Harriet O’Shea Carre rafted to New York?

    that is a mighty big camera she has too

    Why exactly did she had to be in New York for a climate change thing?

    she couldn’t have watched on a monitor at home

    bunch of double triple climate hypocrites

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    To be fair, Old Yeller does live in a bit of a bubble. As mole correctly points out, he is the only person ever to have done the things he says he has done, and therefore comments with authority until another person who has also done what he has done – but better – turns up.

    No-one else has herded spastics.

    No-one else has had family needing medical treatment only available two hours(!) from his front door.

    No-one else has been to Kooba.

    No-one else has been to the US and harangued the wukkas about tipping (he might actually have this one in the bank).

    No-one else goes to church.

    No-one else has the NBN. Etc etc etc.

    Except for one thing. Like thousands of other Australians, Old Yeller was given a choice.

    And he chose to go to Vietnam.

  32. cohenite

    I read or heard that 22 of the last 20 years have been the warmest ever?

    Can you debunk this?

    Yes.

  33. stackja

    Solid falls reported in Pinelands as Top End feels first welcome drops of rain

    WHAT is that strange moisture falling from the sky? Top Enders could have been forgiven for asking the question today as rain fell over parts of the Territory with solid falls reported in Pinelands
    LUKE HAYES, NT News
    Subscriber only

    September 24, 2019 2:39pm

    At the other end of the Territory, rainfall was also recorded in the Red Centre to bookend the arrival of the rains as one of the Territory’s best Dry seasons on record finally comes to an end.

    The reports of rainfall at Pinelands herald a promising start to the Build-Up following the recent sharp increase in humidity throughout the Top End.

    The Red Centre also saw a reprieve from heavy dust storms over the last week, with 18ml recorded at Ormiston Gorge.

    Climate change?

  34. notafan

    What is the logic of a public toilet closure

    people can wait til they get home ?

    a variant on take your rubbish home

    stupid bureaucrats

  35. Speedbox

    feelthebern
    #3166022, posted on September 24, 2019 at 2:59 pm
    Palaszczuk is on track to win the next election in QLD. This is the fault of the hopeless opposition in QLD.

    There’s an opposition party in Qld? Really?! Can’t recall seeing or hearing from them. I thought this was a one-party State.
    /sarc

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Pinelands is 11km from my home.

    No rain. Plenty sweaty though.

    Bastards.

  37. stackja

    Auction for Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax’s estate sees records smashed

    The sale of historic items belonging to Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax exceeded expectations, with one Archibald-winning portrait auctioned off for triple its estimate and selling for $915,000. See 10 of the best items which went under the hammer.
    Anton Rose, Wentworth Courier
    Subscriber only

    September 24, 2019 2:57pm

    William Dobell’s (1899-1970) Study for Portrait of an Artist (Joshua Smith), was one of the star items. The 1943 piece is signed in the lower right: ‘WDobell’. The oil on composition board measures 36.0 x 25.5cm and sold for $915,000.

    This assembled group of Italian table ornaments comprises a pair of Italian 800 Brandimarte angel form table bells, two pair of unmarked white metal salts in the form of horse drawn chariots with putto and 18 cherub form place card holders. It was listed for between $400 and $600 but went for $1159.

    No doubt a favourite of the Fairfax children for generations this life sized Steiff Plush Mohair ride on growler bear on wheels now has a new home. From circa 1950, and standing 90cm, it was estimated for between $400 and $600. It sold for $3416.

  38. cohenite

    Palaszczuk is on track to win the next election in QLD. This is the fault of the hopeless opposition in QLD.

    That’s fucked; but what do you expect; look what happened in victoristan. Conservatives, as Tucker Carlson said, are cowards, gutless, pathetic. The left here and elsewhere are so stupid, their arguments are so asinine, they’re laughable but the conservatives are so, what, polite, comfortable, head up their arse, they don’t even take them on.

  39. cohenite

    Pol tot’s emotionless threats are not unique or the first:

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Except for one thing. Like thousands of other Australians, Old Yeller was given a choice.

    And he chose to go to Vietnam.

    Reposted, from up thread.

    The RSM of 7RAR was a fine soldier, Reg Bandy. If anyone had the bottle to front him to plead their reluctance, he would have left them behind. He had choices. Spoiled for choice.

  41. bespoke

    feelthebern
    #3166131, posted on September 24, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    Any guesses who this Iampeter chump is?

    Sinc

  42. Mak Siccar

    The scum left strikes again.

    English schoolchildren as young as six years old are being taught lessons about “stimulating” their own genitals, following the government updating the national sex education curriculum.

    The lessons are part of the All About Me sex education programme being taught to six- to ten-year-olds, with children being taught “self-stimulation” and that touching their own “private parts” in bed or in the bath is perfectly normal, according to documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday.

    The lessons are being taught at 241 primary schools across Warwickshire County Council and as part of sex education classes.
    Under a section entitled ‘Touching Myself’ targetted at six- and seven-year-olds, teachers are told to explain to the young children that “lots of people like to tickle or stroke themselves as it might feel nice” which may include touching their “private parts”. The teachers were told to make clear that even if someone may said that masturbating is “dirty”, they should tell their young charges that it is “very normal”. etc etc

    You get the drift.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/09/23/uk-schools-teach-six-year-olds-about-masturbation/

  43. calli

    I was curious about Thunberg’s parents, so I looked them up.

    And now I know all I need to know.

  44. 1735099

    Reposted, from up thread.
    The RSM of 7RAR was a fine soldier, Reg Bandy. If anyone had the bottle to front him to plead their reluctance, he would have left them behind. He had choices. Spoiled for choice.

    Posted for the third time, actually.
    God knows why.
    We all had choices.
    In hindsight, mine was the correct one.
    For two hundred other Nashos it was deadly.
    I took the gamble and won – those other poor buggers weren’t so lucky.
    I’ve survived to remind those who weren’t around at the time about that debacle.
    I will continue to do so at every opportunity.
    Suck it up…..

  45. Mak Siccar

    Calli. See the other thread
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/09/24/c-l-hysteria/
    for my link to her handler. Says it all really.

  46. Mitch M.

    Numbers limit how accurately digital computers model chaos

    This reminds me of a lecture at Gresham College(youtube) where the presenter showed the simulations of a blob of dark matter orbiting the solar system. They did the simulations on a 32 bit and 64 bit computer. Initially the simulations are nearly identical but as time rolls on radical divergence occurs. I have no idea why that happens. Can anyone provide insight?

  47. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Most “dark matter” has been found as actual mass we could not see before.

    Dark matter is largely a scam, or can bet better explained by Milgrom or McCulloch who take a quantum and GR approach to inertia.

  48. calli

    I also blame the idiotic The Good Doctor.

    Magical autism/aspergers. Seems lots of halfwits are happy their children are “on the spectrum” or even want them to be.

    Knowing quite a few with children who actually have the condition, all I can say is be careful what you wish for.

  49. cohenite

    Head prefect:

    Graph of previous interglacial temperatures. We are currently in an interglacial. Note the high points in previous interglacials which are higher than the peak in the current one. Those peaks are temperatures. The previous interglacials were warmer.

    The paper which is the basis of the graph.

    You’re welcome.

  50. calli

    Thanks, Mak. The parents look like UI’s. With a dash of narcissism.

  51. Mitch M.

    Most “dark matter” has been found as actual mass we could not see before.

    Dark matter is largely a scam, or can bet better explained by Milgrom or McCulloch who take a quantum and GR approach to inertia.

    I refer to dark matter as astronomical fudge. Not what I’m interested in. How do we get such widely divergent simulations going from in a 32 bit and 64 bit simulations? BTW it might simply be a coding error but I’m assuming the professionals addressed that possibility.

  52. calli

    For the boys here who are wary of marriage.

    Saw this sign in the j-ewellers window this afternoon, sitting behind some nice shiny stuff.

    Propose Now!
    Pay Later!

    🤣

  53. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I took the gamble and won’

    You spelled ‘I made a hindrance of myself at every opportunity until I was removed and put somewhere I couldn’t do any more damage’ wrong.

    And in any event:

    ‘For two hundred other Nashos it was deadly.’

    Yes it was. No to sound cold, but they too made choices and didn’t come back.

    You did. Now FFS stop moaning and get on with it. It was half a century ago. Are you seriously bitching because you chose to go overseas? I don’t recall you wittering about the other 500+ regs who paid the piper.

    Jesus wept. I will refer to the immortal comments of jupes, some time back:

    ‘Contrary to experience on this blog, most nashos were not fuckwits.’

  54. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    String length affects calculations?

    If you can more accurately represent a matrix U/L factorised, then you’re going to have better results.

  55. Some History

    feelthebern
    #3166131, posted on September 24, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    Any guesses who this Iampeter chump is?

    https://imgur.com/jRx9cjO

  56. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I actually reckon I know who I Am Phuckwit is and he ought to be ashamed of himself.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Propose Now!
    Pay Later!’

    *evil mastermind*

    Oh, you’ll pay. You’ll pay all right. We ALLLLLLLLLLLL PAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!

  58. 1735099

    70000 marched in the Melbourne Vietnam moratorium in 1970.
    That was a defining moment in our history.
    100000 marched in Melbourne last week.
    The signs are good.

  59. 1735099

    You spelled ‘I made a hindrance of myself at every opportunity until I was removed and put somewhere I couldn’t do any more damage’ wrong.

    Gomer obviously knows all about my service history.
    I made an offer some time back to send him a copy of my file on request to the blog owner.
    He wimped it.

  60. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    IGNORE THE VIET CONG SHIT POSTER AND SUPPORT FREE SPEECH AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM, YOU MOTHERLESS SONS OF ONE THOUSAND FATHERS.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/peter-ridd-legal-action-fund

    $536,060 raised of $1,760,000 goal

    3.2K donors
    3.6K shares
    3.2K followers

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    Everyone knows all about it, Old Yeller.

    You continually tell us. To our great amusement, as many here have also lived out of a pack (as opposed to scoffing hot meals behind the wire).

    And on the subject of wimping, tell us again how you would have gone to see several hundred ex regs to do some research, but didn’t because you demanded an apology for something, and a guarantee of your safety from something also yet to be determined.

  62. In reference to the Arctic ice thinning, didn’t it melt completely in 1962? And wasn’t it cyclical?
    I just Googled it and got several pages of propaganda.

  63. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    TWELEVE WORDS OF LIBERTARIAN FANATICISM

    WE MUST RESIST THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE AND POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL COSTS.

    AND THEY ARE ALL GOLDEN WORDS!

  64. Geriatric Mayfly

    Seems lots of halfwits are happy their children are “on the spectrum” or even want them to be.

    The Week in Pictures showed Newton refracting light into its spectrum of rainbow colours, thus inventing homosexuality way back in 1672. Which great scientist invented autism by studying those invisible parts of the spectrum?

  65. 2dogs

    Honest question, 1735099: As an educator yourself, what is your take on Katharine Birbalsingh and her Michaela school?

  66. egg_

    egg.
    Just so you know, I’m not correcting my typos, no need for you to point them out.
    I’m well aware of them, but care not.

    Moi?
    I’m not sure what you’re talking about – Calli usually pics up mine (thankfully).

  67. 1735099

    Everyone knows all about it, Old Yeller.

    Jo Bjelke-Petersen used to say “everybody knows”.
    It was always a very clear sign that he was lying.
    My offer stands…

  68. egg_

    I was reading something earlier today from a purported science/medical guy that said he analysed the little Scandi chick’s melon and observed it had all the characteristics of foetal alcohol syndrome.

    She does seem to have an oversized bonce relative to her facial features.
    Reminds me of my Northern European relos only blown up a bit.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Bjelke-Petersen should have been the first King of Australia.

  70. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    This country’s loan market is really screwed up.

    LMI on 19.9% deposit/81% LVR home mortgages?

    (Banks are between 12-20 times levered on deposits).

    Unlike America and other western nations, used cars are more expensive to get a loan for than a new car.

    WHY?

  71. Knuckle Dragger

    I’ll take up that offer, Old Yeller.

    But only if you give me an unconditional apology and a guarantee of my safety.

    For what, and from what? I’ll work that out later.

  72. bespoke

    1735099
    #3166194, posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:08 pm
    70000 marched in the Melbourne Vietnam moratorium in 1970.
    That was a defining moment in our history.
    100000 marched in Melbourne last week.

    Total Australian population: 1970 12,507,349
    Total Australian population: 2017 24,770,709

    The signs are good.

  73. cohenite

    In reference to the Arctic ice thinning, didn’t it melt completely in 1962? And wasn’t it cyclical?
    I just Googled it and got several pages of propaganda.

    https://notrickszone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Arctic-sea-ice-extent-1900-2017.png

    This is of interest:

    http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2013/06/more-lies-from-climate-scientists.html

  74. Sinclair Davidson

    Any guesses who this Iampeter chump is?

    Sinc

    Oi. Wash your mouth out with soap.

  75. notafan

    Population of Melbourne in 1970

    Population of Melbourne in 2019?

  76. notafan

    1970 2.5 million
    2019 4.8 million

    Yeah nah

  77. egg_

    Greta’s parents look like Arty/Hippy types, poor thing – I’d bet on neglect rather than hectoring.

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    Dot – Banks don’t get heart attacks or lose their jobs.

    On the other hand banks can indeed go bust too, although governments have a fetish about preventing that.

    Of course if you undermine bank trust and profitability enough you increase mattress maker profits, which government also doesn’t like, since they can’t so easily get at your money then.

    As for mortgage insurance at 19.9% deposit, well we had a RC recently and APRA, ASIC and the ACCC are all bashing banks with the enthusiasm of party members bashing kulaks. What did you expect, free money?

  79. bespoke

    Melbourne: 1970 2,447,600.

    Melbourne: 2017 4,850,740

  80. None

    So in his first address to the UN, slow-mo decides to advocate for controlling the internet. What an absolute fuckwit. And I have always said that about him.

  81. egg_

    Mitch M.
    #3166170, posted on September 24, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Attractor

  82. struth

    WE MUST RESIST THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE AND POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL COST

    S.

    And a conservative would say we must Control the administrative state because it’s there to service us and be ruled by us.
    It’s not a living thing to be resisted.

  83. None

    Greta’s parents are dirt rich and well connected. She’s also the spitting image of her fathead father.

  84. egg_

    in his first address to the UN, slow-mo decides to advocate for controlling the internet.

    Was SloMo the comical entertainment?

  85. Tom

    Just watched a collegial confrontation between Blot and Sky News’s resident leftards David Speers and Tom Connell over Pol Tot’s orchestrated climate hysteria at the UN. Speers and Connell are incapable of scepticism (the foundation of credible journalism). Their belief in climate hysteria is tribal.

    Leftism and credible journalism are now mortal enemies. If you want to do leftism, you can’t be a journalist who people pay money to for their credibility. They’re now utterly incompatible.

  86. None

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3166183, posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    +1000

  87. 1735099

    I’ll take up that offer, Old Yeller.

    But only if you give me an unconditional apology and a guarantee of my safety.

    Great.
    I’ll wait for Sinc’s email.
    The apology won’t be forthcoming, as I have no idea what I’m supposed to be apologising for.
    Your safety is guaranteed.

  88. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    LMI on a 20% deposit loan is a joke, third world stuff that existed back in the days of Gough and Fraser.

    The used car loan market is an ugly freak show.

    If LMI is such a big deal, why not just encourage borrowers to get comprehensive insurance on an old beater?

    Paying double the interest rate for an old car is nuts. The banks give prime rates on depreciating dwelling stock that they are dangerously concentrated in.

  89. feelthebern

    Peter Thiel is my favourite American.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRleB034EC8

    New interview from Stanford released on youtube today.

  90. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    struth
    #3166244, posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    WE MUST RESIST THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE AND POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL COST

    S.

    And a conservative would say we must Control the administrative state because it’s there to service us and be ruled by us.
    It’s not a living thing to be resisted.

    You’re one of those nutters on Barcroft or Vice who has a pet tiger, I presume?

  91. feelthebern

    Your safety is guaranteed.

    As is your boredom.

  92. feelthebern

    Name a more intellectually honest human living today than Peter Thiel.

  93. calli

    Guys, put your cluebats away. They don’t work on holograms.

  94. 1735099

    Honest question, 1735099: As an educator yourself, what is your take on Katharine Birbalsingh and her Michaela school?

    Honest answer – I’ve never heard of her.

  95. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    feelthebern
    #3166255, posted on September 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Name a more intellectually honest human living today than Peter Thiel.

    Ray Dalio.

  96. feelthebern

    Let Greta keep going & going & going & going & going….
    What could possibly go wrong?

  97. feelthebern

    Ray Dalio.

    He’s up there.
    But not as good as Thiel.

  98. bespoke

    notafan

    My point was numbewang used 1970 as bench mark where as the numbers of protesters per population has gone down. Is that clear enough?

  99. None

    I thought David Speers was leaving Sky News? Not fast enough in my view.

  100. feelthebern

    Ray Dalio’s failing is he wants to be loved.
    Plus he’s told some stupid lies about his alleged times in China over the past 30 years.

  101. Roger

    800 Brisbane buses a month are passing bus stops without stopping because they’re full to capacity.

    Thank God for ScoMo’s 15% cut in immigration or it might have been 1000 buses a month.

    We must be thankful for small mercies in a big Australia.

  102. 2dogs

    Honest answer – I’ve never heard of her.

    So you missed the recent news? I was hoping for your reaction to it.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Paying double the interest rate for an old car is nuts.

    You could save up and buy the used car for cash Dot. That’s what I did for the last three used cars I bought, which cover almost 30 years of driving. I always buy used cars.

  104. Mater

    1735099
    #3166194, posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:08 pm
    70000 marched in the Melbourne Vietnam moratorium in 1970.
    That was a defining moment in our history.
    100000 marched in Melbourne last week.

    “As to the moratoriums, their effect on public opinion seems to have been misunderstood. They called for the end of the war and the return of the troops, and the war subsequently ended and the troops came home – but there was not necessarily a casual connection
    In the wake of both demonstrations, and almost a year of revelations about the US massacre in My Lai, the Australian population had become more stridently pro-war. By October 1970, 42 percent of people agreed Australian troops should stay in Vietnam (the highest number since August 1969) while only 50 per cent wanted them home (down 5 per cent since August 1969). If the moratoriums and the massacre had any effect on people’s thinking, it was to turn the uncommitted against the anti-war movement.”

    ‘The Nashos’ War”, Mark Lapin, pp 351-352.

  105. Top Ender

    Greta Thunberg at the UN: instead of caring for her, activists are taking advantage of this schoolgirl

    CHRIS KENNY

    If there is a looming threat to the future of civilisation, it is idiocy, ideologically driven lunacy. Good governance, democratic outcomes and sensible policy are under threat all over the western world.

    And it is not the mainstream voters doing the damage, on the contrary they insist on common sense. It is the so-called media and political elites that are indulging in misleading, anti-intellectual, emotive and ideological campaigns.

    This is no more obvious than in the climate change debate, which should be a serious issue. But instead of debating facts, science, economics, technology, costs, benefits and policy options, the United Nations hands the floor over to a hysterical teenager.

    Now this ought to be pretty hilarious. But laugh as we might there are two things that are disturbing about this.

    First, the adults in the room are applauding this, there are actual grown ups who are so malleable, so intent on hyperbole and alarmism, they are willing to cheer this sort of teenage alarmism at a global climate change summit that is supposed to discuss real issues in rational terms.

    And second, you have to worry about the speaker. She is of course Greta Thunberg, a Swedish vegan, climate campaigner, who is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.

    Now we all know about the emotional rollercoaster rides that teenagers go through, which is why we tend to encourage and nurture them without taking their obsessions too seriously.

    But this girl seems overwrought, and instead of caring for her, there seems to be a movement taking advantage from her obviously confected, unwarranted and overblown angst.

    Honestly, if the climate issue is as bad as the adult alarmists and political activists say, they don’t need to do this. Surely most sensible people around the world are turned off by this embarrassing side show.

    No wonder and thank god Scott Morrison is steering clear of the climate summit, although these issues will come up when he speaks at the UN General Assembly.

    But believe me, as someone who has been there for top level meetings many times, the UN is no place to expect rational debate or serious consideration of workable policy solutions.

    Having said all that, there was one thing that Greta Thunberg said in New York that I wholeheartedly agree with.

    “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,” the 16-year-old told the summit.

    Yes, Greta you should be at home and in school.

    And those adults encouraging you at the United Nations know that all too well, but they are using you for their own amusement and their blatant political grandstanding.

    Oz link

  106. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    You could save up and buy the used car for cash Dot. That’s what I did for the last three used cars I bought, which cover almost 30 years of driving. I always buy used cars.

    You could also live in a tent and never pay a mortgage.

    Buying a reliable car for work for a youngster is a good idea. They may have capacity to pay a loan but not to front up a goodly amount of cash.

    Right now, the loan market is so screwed up they’re equally well off buying a new micro car.

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Reposted, from up thread.
    The RSM of 7RAR was a fine soldier, Reg Bandy. If anyone had the bottle to front him to plead their reluctance, he would have left them behind. He had choices. Spoiled for choice.

    Posted for the third time, actually.
    God knows why.
    We all had choices.
    In hindsight, mine was the correct one.
    For two hundred other Nashos it was deadly.
    I took the gamble and won – those other poor buggers weren’t so lucky.

    A cynical mind – like mine – would read that as “I had a “out” as to whether or not to be posted to Viet Nam. I could have “seen” the R.S.M., explained my reluctance, and been left behind. I chose not to exercise that choice – I took the gamble, for the sake of the war service loan, and the benefits available to those who had served overseas. “

  108. Frank

    How do we get such widely divergent simulations going from in a 32 bit and 64 bit simulations?

    Loss of precision in what amounts to truncation of reals compounding itself over many calculations. That and the fact that non linear equations are often very sensitive to small perturbations.

  109. feelthebern

    Jennifer Oriel is far better on TV when she’s had some time for the botox to settle.

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of cars, when I was out on treadly lunchtime two things happened which were new from yesterday when I did the same route. Another magpie started divebombing, which makes three on the route so far. 🙁 And someone had put up an honest-to-goodness corflute for a candidate in the NRMA election.

    That suggests the NRMA has by far outlived its usefulness if it is now so political that the candidates for election are publicly campaigning with corflutes. Amazing! I wonder what the AEC would say about such things.

  111. Roger

    Yes, Greta you should be at home and in school.

    And those adults encouraging you at the United Nations know that all too well, but they are using you for their own amusement and their blatant political grandstanding.

    This is much more serious than amusement and political grandstanding, Chris Kenny.

    It’s about the fortunes to be made by “greening” Western economies.

    Those pulling Greta’s strings are corporate predators.

  112. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    That is shocking, Roger.

  113. notafan

    Bespoke.

    I hadn’t read your comment when I posted mine and it should be obvious we were both making the same point

    Obviously not.

  114. jupes

    This is no more obvious than in the climate change debate, which should be a serious non issue.

    FIFY Chris.

  115. Rex Mango

    ABC RN Drive has the bloke from the Mindfield on (partners Waleed on it) – Scott someone I think – he says Greta is a figure of ‘unimpeachable moral authority’ and is ‘bearing witness for the future’.

  116. egg_

    Those pulling Greta’s strings are corporate predators.

    Who paid for the boat trip?
    Follow the money.

  117. Rex Mango

    He says we need to recover some of the great social movements of the past and he doesn’t want her to become a curiosity as Trump is treating her.

  118. Empire 5:5

    Right now, the loan market is so screwed up they’re equally well off buying a new micro car.

    If new vehicles weren’t subject to a heap of design rules that achieve nothing and weren’t taxed to buggery, we would have affordable reliable vehicles.

  119. JC

    Earlier, posted by Zipperhead.

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3165607, posted on September 24, 2019 at 6:37 am

    and just like that…
    Apple will make the new Mac Pro in Austin, avoiding some China tariffs

    Well no, it’s just not just like that. Every single time you end up with tariffs you always end up with the special deals and dispensation. Every time there’s the quid pro quo destroying the proper functioning of the market mechanism.

    We now find this out.

    Apple Inc. AAPL 0.45% said it is keeping production of its new Mac Pro in Texas, reversing earlier plans to shift assembly of the computer to China.

    The decision follows the Trump administration’s move last week to grant tariff exemptions on 10 items Apple imports from China. The exclusions for components, including a power supply and a logic board, cover a period from September of last year to August 2020, and the U.S. will refund tariffs already paid.

    The tech giant had earlier tapped Taiwanese contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to assemble the nearly $6,000 desktop computer outside Shanghai. The high-end computer, which was introduced in 2013, had been assembled in Austin, Texas, by contractor Flex Ltd. and was touted as Apple’s only Made in USA product.

    “We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, in a statement Monday.

    I bet Cook thanks the Administration.

  120. Rex Mango

    He says moral rule of thumb is do you believe in something firmly enough that you are willing to make your children suffer for it, ie sending them to school, hence no blame to Greta’s parents. He’s quite impressed by her parents. Scott Stevens he got back announced as. He really is a loon.

  121. egg_

    ‘unimpeachable moral authority’

    Moral authority is authority premised on principles, or fundamental truths, which are independent of written, or positive, laws. As such, moral authority necessitates the existence of and adherence to truth.

    The sea levels are definitely rising, Greta?

  122. JC

    Just remember, being pro-business is NOT pro-market.

  123. Empire 5:5

    Consider the bureaucratic insanity of mandating both ambit fuel economy targets and a bunch of idiot saving elektrikery that adds sig weight to the vehicle.

    These people are stupid.

  124. Nick

    “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,” the 16-year-old told the summit.

    Greta had the hide to blame others for her childhood being lost, when the blame for that lies only at home.

    An icky moment will be when the Left see her as another Macaulay Culkin and move on, to someone more youthful

  125. Roger

    That is shocking, Roger.

    Greta’s backers or Brisbane buses, dot?

    Or both!

  126. notafan

    Greta’s mother has falsies ( very obvious ones)

    I don’t know how that fits with the save the planet meme.

    Hardly an essential. But clearly they are Swedish celebrities of the fashion magazine type.

    A very well off family (aren’t all the green elite?) and naturally Greta is an only child.

    Post Christian without a doubt, if it wasn’t climate change it would have been crystals, pyramids and saying ooooom .

    Timing.

  127. Top Ender

    Greta is …. ‘bearing witness for the future’.

    Sort of like those religious services where people ‘fess up to all.

    In reverse.

    If you don’t love Greta you are a Green-denying bastard etc.

    Designed to push people onto the Green track of admittance and tithing.

    Those who can’t see Greta is a glove-puppet have rocks in their head.

  128. calli

    Spotted at the local Aldi today.

    Young mum standing at the refrigerator cabinet with a baby on the breast and talking on her mobile.

    Last time I saw something remotely like that was in Goroka.

    No mobile, but.

  129. Empire 5:5

    Who paid for the boat trip?
    Follow the money.

    Uncle George, who stole it from US taxpayers.

  130. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1176155993886969856

    Charlie Kirk
    ‏Verified account @charliekirk11

    The same people who say we can’t criticize 16-year old ANTIFA climate activist Greta Von Thunburg

    …Spent months shamelessly attacking the Covington Catholic High School kids—just because they supported our president

  131. calli

    Greta is a figure of ‘unimpeachable moral authority’

    Why? How? On what evidence?

    She sounds more like a budding scold.

  132. Tom

    People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction …

    I laughed out loud when I heard Pol Tot recite her parents’ ridiculous anti-Western talking points at the UN.

    As a piece of propaganda, the transcript would have been approved by Joseph Goebbels.

  133. notafan

    Greta the infallible climate messiah.

    Those who criticize Christians for alleged ‘blind faith’ should shut right up.

  134. JC

    Cronkite

    This from your second link is from the Princeton piece.

    The Antarctic temperature was warmer, and atmospheric CO2and CH4concentrations were higher, during interglacials 5.5 and9.3 than during the Holocene and interglacial 7.5. The temporalevolution and duration of stages 5.5 and 9.3 are indeed remarkablysimilar for all properties recorded in Vostok ice and entrapped gases.As judged from the Vostok record, the long, stable Holocene is a unique feature of climate during the past 420 kyr, with possibly profound implications for evolution and the development of civilizations. Finally, CO2 and CH4 concentrations are strongly correlated with Antarctic temperatures; this is because, overall, our results support the idea that greenhouse gases have contributed significantly to the glacial –interglacial change. This correlation, together with the uniquely elevated concentrations of these gases today, is of relevance with respect to the continuing debate on the future of Earth’s climate

    Isn’t this suggesting the elevated Co2 levels of today are pushing the warming occurring in the far northern latitudes? Doesn’t this imply man made warming?

  135. Rex Mango

    Alan Tudge now on RN Drive. He is Fed Minister for Population, Cities & Urban Infrastructure (what a ridiculous portfolio) & is discussing the weather with Patrica K (can’t spell name) on prime time radio.

  136. notafan

    I’m really looking forward to talking about ‘mass extinction’ for the next three or so decades.

    Pokey bears first.

    Will go the way of rain never falling and (government) dams never filling

  137. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Look, here is a wisdom:

    50 Shades of Grey is only romantic because the dude’s a billionaire. If he was broke and living in a trailer park, it’d be an episode of Law & Order SVU!

  138. Rex Mango

    My clock radio awoke me this morning to Greta’s ranting. It was an awful way to start the day and I am still angry.

  139. Roger

    I’m really looking forward to talking about ‘mass extinction’ for the next three or so decades.

    I believe the Swedes may be in danger of mass extinction in that time frame.

  140. Frank

    Not sure if this stuff has been posted already, too lazy to scroll.

    Appears Geta’s dad is and actor, mum is an opera singer and she has a sister that gets to play second fiddle by necessity.

    Kate at SDA has a video of the mother’s art.

    Poor child really does have pushy stage parents.

  141. Rex Mango

    Ch 9 has story about factory built 6 door (ie seats 8) XY station wagon with 351 Cleveland auto. They reckon it was only one built for TAA Tasmania as courtesy car. Going for auction and looks in very good nic. They reckon it will go for lots as so unique.

  142. zyconoclast

    Nationals lose members over abortion debate

    NSW Nationals have quit the party over the abortion debate, citing concerns over late-term terminations as the main reason for cancelling their membership.

    While the abortion bill has split the Liberals, the majority of Nationals MPs have supported it.

    Upper house Nationals MLCs Trevor Khan and Niall Blair have been key negotiators as the bill continues to be debated.

    Port Macquarie Nationals MP Leslie Williams also moved critical amendments in the lower house and was a co-sponsor of the bill, along with Mr Khan.

  143. Roger

    Alan Tudge now on RN Drive. He is Fed Minister for Population, Cities & Urban Infrastructure (what a ridiculous portfolio) & is discussing the weather with Patrica K (can’t spell name) on prime time radio.

    Question within Alan’s portfolio:

    Why are 800 Brisbane buses a month passing bus stops without stopping because they’re at capacity?

  144. egg_

    People are dying.

    Cemeteries are thriving!

  145. Rex Mango

    As long as cows, sheep, pigs, thoroughbred horses, dogs and good eating fish like flathead don’t go extinct, I think humans should be fine.

  146. Rex Mango

    Roger, isn’t that a State issue?

  147. Cold-Hands

    A very well off family (aren’t all the green elite?) and naturally Greta is an only child.

    Nota, Greta has a sister, Beata.

  148. calli

    People are dying.

    Don’t they want populations to reduce? Because da planet.

    It doesn’t make sense.

  149. calli

    Beta? You made that up, Coldie!

    It couldn’t possibly be true.

    Could it? 🤣

  150. Nob

    Tom
    #3166317, posted on September 24, 2019 at 6:46 pm
    People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction …

    They always overplay their hand.

    Punters listen and go, “Wow, that’s awful. What’s for dinner?”

  151. Rex Mango

    Patrica K on ABC RN Drive now reading out messages listeners have sent in. Anyone who listens to this radio station are idiot and these texts prove it.

  152. jupes

    To reiterate my point from yesterday.

    The MFLs (moronic fucking Liberals) policy of being half pregnant on climate change is looking more ridiculous by the day. Not only do they everyone to the left of them hating them for ‘destroying the planet’ by not having a 100% ruinables policy, they also have everyone to the right of them hating them for acting contrary to the national interest by having an utterly pointless 28% ruinables policy.

    Now they have the UN banning them from a climate change conference because they mine coal. Yet the morons are the only country in the world still sticking to their crazy ‘Paris targets’.

    WHY YOU STUPID TWITS ????

  153. cohenite

    Bolt hopes the people behind pol tot are ashamed. Gawd he’s a woose. He still doesn’t get it about the left and alarmists.

    Still he throws a good right.

  154. Rex Mango

    ABC TV News leading with the Greta saga, showing her arriving by yacht, think Russel Crowe in Master and Commander – then they show her speech, next Trump brushing her, now shots of the Barrier Reef and some academic complaining about the damage to the reef. Now they editorialise that by shifting public opinion, perhaps Greta will force pollies to act.

  155. JC

    They always overplay their hand.

    Punters listen and go, “Wow, that’s awful. What’s for dinner?”

    But at what point do they overplay and people walk away? This movement really worries me because its gathering steam and has an overwhelming totalitarian bent. It also has a murderous odor about it too. It’s remorseless and won’t stop until it hits and immovable object.

    It’s very concerning.

    There’s one powerful man holding some if back and he’s sitting in the White House. That’s it.

  156. notafan

    I see the sister is a published author? and a singer.

    At 14.

    Greta must have been background girl before she climate struck

    radio star

  157. JC

    I reckon it’s a new movement, which incorporates hard left economics and environmentalism. If they had the opportunity they would kill every non-supporter if they could.

  158. notafan

    One daughter took dad’s surname

    The other mum’s

  159. Frank Walker from Notional Tiles:
    From your link.
    (Max. third one down.)

  160. notafan

    JC

    Environmentalism and hard left economics?

    Sounds vaguely familiar.

  161. Cactus

    JC in response to But at what point do they overplay and people walk away? This movement really worries me because its gathering steam and has an overwhelming totalitarian bent. It also has a murderous odor about it too. It’s remorseless and won’t stop until it hits and immovable object.

    I am concerned too. I thought maybe this would blow over by now. I.e. people would see that temps havent risen and all the other predictions fail and it would die as a major theory. It doesnt seem to be doing that. My theory on that is people have anchoring bias that what they are experiencing now is worse (heat, storms etc) than what it was when they were younger. People like to feel special and that this heatwave is unprecedented. I just dont know when this madness will stop

  162. Roger

    ABC TV News leading with the Greta saga, showing her arriving by yacht, think Russel Crowe in Master and Commander – then they show her speech, next Trump brushing her, now shots of the Barrier Reef and some academic complaining about the damage to the reef. Now they editorialise that by shifting public opinion, perhaps Greta will force pollies to act.

    Journalism is dead.

    It’s all about political advocacy now.

    Government subsidies for journalism are anti-democratic.

  163. cohenite

    Pol tot’s mum has fake tits. How natural. I wonder what their carbon footprint is.

  164. notafan

    The numbers at the rallies tells the story.

    A very small number of teen-ager and tertiary students, mostly girls

    Fifteen yearago they’d have turned out to a Spice Girls rally.

    Mass extinction.

    Scoffable

  165. Roger

    But at what point do they overplay and people walk away?

    I think we’ve just seen it.

    Factor in Extinction Rebellion also.

  166. cohenite

    Actually I thought pol tot’s mum was an opera singer; turns out she’s a porn star:

  167. zyconoclast

    For all her faults Ayn Rand got this bit right

    The environmental movement is often seen as a campaign to clean up man’s environment so that we can lead healthy and happy lives. But in early 1971, less than a year after the movement kicked off its first Earth Day celebration, Ayn Rand argued that this was a façade to cover the actual ideology animating the movement.

    In her analysis, the leaders of the environmental movement are motivated not by a genuine concern for human life, but by hatred — hatred for technology, for man and for man’s basic tool of survival, his mind. Obviously these are strong claims, but in her lengthy essay “The Anti-Industrial Revolution,” Rand explains her viewpoint with compelling evidence and locates the movement within a long line of attacks on capitalism and freedom. (This essay can be found in Return of the Primitive.)

    ARI maintains that it is vital to oppose the antihuman ideology of environmentalism and to uphold the indispensible values of reason, science, technology, industrialization and laissez-faire capitalism — cornerstones of the environment in which individual human beings flourish.

    Rand’s essay “The Anti-Industrial Revolution” originated as a lecture given at the Ford Hall Forum in 1970. Below is the recording of that lecture.

  168. Nick

    Nota, a lot of young Primary School age kids. Yet we are the ones accused of robbing their childhoods, lol

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greta is a figure of ‘unimpeachable moral authority’

    Lies are still lies if you believe them.
    She’s going to have a hard landing, poor kid.
    Although a couple million for a Nobel Peace Prize would soften it quite a bit.
    Isn’t it fun that an organisation funded by explosives gives out peace prizes to girls like her?

  170. Geriatric Mayfly

    Last time I saw something remotely like that was in Goroka.

    And my last time was in Tanzanaia, where we were granted permission to photograph a group of ‘colourful’ Masai women for an agreed outlay. Click, click, finished. Then much agitated todo, which when translated, meant the fees had gone up because there was a baby on the tit. Declined.

  171. Tom

    This movement really worries me because its gathering steam and has an overwhelming totalitarian bent.

    It’s not “gathering steam”, JC. It’s burning itself out because it has nothing to do with real life, which everyone is living. It has become a laughing stock being played out mostly on social media because, as Nob observes, leftard activists always overplay their hand. They’re furious they have to live in a democracy — our last defence against their totalitarian insanity.

    The media think they control public behaviour, but they don’t. It’s a myth.

  172. Tel

    Consider the bureaucratic insanity of mandating both ambit fuel economy targets and a bunch of idiot saving elektrikery that adds sig weight to the vehicle.

    These people are stupid.

    Only if their stated objectives can be taken at face value.

    If it was a power grab then wouldn’t matter whether the outcome works or not … so long as they come out on top when the SHTF time comes. Suppose you were a Green who believed there was 100% surely coming some ecological catastrophe reducing the population to a fixed number of “sustainable” survivors. For example Ted Turner believed this, and talked about it quite openly. By implication, everything is a zero-sum game and there’s no particular reason to be honest with anyone … all that matters is you and your family make it to the life boats.

  173. Rex Mango

    KRudd now on ABC RN preaching the good news about climate & slagging off at Morrison for failing to attend the UN shin dig in NYC. It’s a global challenge and Australian corporates are not dumb, Kevin says, so when you have a PM that won’t step up to the plate on the great moral and economic challenge of our age it sends a very bad message. Australia is free riding too Kevvy says, on everyone else’s climate, or something, he’s been to the Gareth Evans School of Public Speaking. KRudd finishes by saying Greta Thunberg has issued a clarion call to the world. No, not finished, he is now praising China in a continuous stream of long words like reverberation and iteration. Says Morrison sucking up to Trump, lowest common denominator politics is the game, what does it matter as we only emit 2%, everyone might copy us and you can’t be a sophisticated developed country and absent the field of economic responsibilities blah blah. Kevin says incumbent on any PM to develop strong relationship with USA, Kevin had strong relationships with Dubbya & Obama, now there is a caveat, can’t pretend the People’s Republic of China doesn’t exist. Now lecturing on China and showing just how much he knows, taking a dig at Turnbull too about his crazy speech, mentioning Dutton and ‘this idiot Andrew Hastie’ who got mentioned by Chinese Govt. KRudd has long been calling for comprehensive trade agreement with China, WTO etc etc, then segues into rant about other prime ministers becoming unpaid cheer squad of the US President, they should learn to shut their trap. Last time KRudd looked, now he lists off GDP per capita of USA, Aust, UK and China and tries to make some point about developed status. We should be mindful WTO rules don’t allow China to claim developing status on everything – he’s now onto Weiga (can’t spell) gotta go to movies, KRudd still talking about his time as PM and he did this and that…

  174. Top Ender

    Rex, if your alarm clock annoys you, then…

  175. cohenite

    Rex Mango

    #3166371, posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    You win the beyond the call of duty award for the thread for siting through unmitigated crap; and writing it down.

  176. notafan

    Both India and China will be ramping up coal power generation for the next few years.

    The Germans were building coal plants to replace the nukes they shut down.

    But mass extinction at the last chance rally.

  177. RobK

    JC,
    Doesn’t this imply man made warming?
    Seriously?
    Not many SUVs last iceage or inter-glacial.

  178. Roger

    KRudd still talking about his time as PM and he did this and that…

    I’ll say it again, tongue only partly in cheek:

    Every aspiring PM ought to be subject to a psychological assessment.

    Just so we know what we’re getting.

  179. JC

    cohenite
    #3166363, posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Actually I thought pol tot’s mum was an opera singer; turns out she’s a porn star:

    Okay, okay, but she has a smashingly decent rack.

  180. calli

    I Googled “environmental impact of breast implants”. No one seems to want to know. Except this.

    The last paras

    The environmental impact of producing and disposing of cosmetic devices and substances is difficult to determine. Paul Whitehouse, a research scientist for the Environment Agency, says some research has been done on silicone – which only becomes hazardous when it is broken down. ‘Over a period of time under heat the silicone polymer can break down into its constituent monomers – cyclic siloxanes. They’re abbreviated to D4, D5 and D6,’ he says. ‘D4 has been classified as Persistent, Biocumulative and Toxic, which means it hangs around in the environment, is taken up easily by plant and animal tissues and it would have a measurable adverse effect on an organism.’ But, he says, ‘it’s hard to see how they would find their way into the environment from this particular source.’

    Sooo…nothing to see here. Big fake boobs blind science.

    It happens.

  181. JC

    RobK
    #3166379, posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    JC,
    Doesn’t this imply man made warming?
    Seriously?
    Not many SUVs last iceage or inter-glacial.

    The comment was referencing the link, Cronkite posted.

  182. notafan

    A couple, actually a few, of my siblings are conviction climateers.

    Doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on lifestyle.

    One of them rides his bike to work when the weather is nice.

    And he is really fussy about putting things in the recycle bin.

    It’s what you do when mass extinction is staring you in the face.

  183. cohenite

    Okay, okay, but she has a smashingly decent rack.

    FFS, they’re not real and the right one looks bigger and more elliptical than the other one. If you going to go fake tits, they’re gotta be symmetrical; that’s just plain sense. Maybe it’s global warming.

  184. Empire 5:5

    There’s one powerful man holding some if back and he’s sitting in the White House. That’s it.

    That man has cultivated powerful global alliances and is fully backed by the world’s most powerful military who wants him there for another four.

    Trump will destroy thermogeddon.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Germans were building coal plants to replace the nukes they shut down.
    But mass extinction at the last chance rally.

    Yes, as far as Germans go.

    The Collapse In Germany Is Real… And Accelerating (24 Sep)

    Back in April I told you that Germany was a “Dead Economy Walking.” Today, I get to tell you that it’s legs are gone.

    Yesterday morning’s manufacturing PMI print was the worst news Angela Merkel could have imagined, 41.4. A figure so awful dogs will want to roll on it.

    The cartoon is rather fun too, even if it has David Cameron in it.

  186. notafan

    Really JC?

    They are very ordinary implants ( reference her body building pic)which reminded me of that octogenarian beachgoer in a thong bikini whose image is on the internet.

  187. calli

    I wonder if a long, cold Euro/NA winter is in the wings.

    The “I see dead people” might be truer than we think.

    But they’ll be old, poor, useless people, frozen around their bar radiators. Or perished in their gone-to-bed-early slumbers under the threadbare doona. So they won’t matter.

    The élites will be cozy and rosey cheeked in their well-heeled smugness.

    Until the national razor falls.

  188. egg_

    KRudd still talking about his time as PM

    Until a little Piggy (Howes) blew his house (of cards) down.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    I Googled “environmental impact of breast implants”. No one seems to want to know.

    Silastic doesn’t last very long, so the siloxane bonds are likely to be fairly easy to bust up by water, oxygen and acid/base attack. Which would eventually convert the silicon to sand and the alkane bits would be et by bugs. There’re a lot of anaerobic microoganisms that just love eating hydrocarbons for breakfast. They’d probably munch on the siloxane too, although it might give them indigestion.

  190. cohenite

    Apparently Pocahontas’s nickname is now Grey Beaver.

    I hope she wins the demorat nomination; Trump will have more fun with her than with shrillary.

  191. Empire 5:5

    Only if their stated objectives can be taken at face value.

    The fat cat wants to maintain his inflated salary and perks for doing unproductive work. He should also know that isn’t possible in a population declining energy throttled world. But he doesn’t and is therefore stupid.

  192. candy

    Mem poster on the other thread sounds right, Greta is being presented as the modern day Dorothy of Wizard of Oz with the long plait and childish looks and dreams of better world.

    thing is, though, the more you look at the lass, the intense dark eyes that don’t seem to reflect kindness or warmth are a bit disturbing.

  193. egg_

    I’m really looking forward to talking about ‘mass extinction’ for the next three or so decades.

    I believe the Swedes may be in danger of mass extinction in that time frame.

    The mu zzo tide is rising around their necks.

  194. egg_

    Apparently Pocahontas’s nickname is now Grey Beaver.

    Hehe – not Grey Beard/Blue Beard?

  195. Empire 5:5

    Apparently Pocahontas’s nickname is now Grey Beaver.

    Do we know the name of the diver?

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    Falsies?

    Obvious falsies?

    What on earth has fake teeth got to do with it? Are they made of wood, like George Washington’s?

  197. notafan

    Uncanny resemblance Calli

  198. JC

    FFS, they’re not real and the right one looks bigger and more elliptical than the other one. If you going to go fake tits, they’re gotta be symmetrical; that’s just plain sense. Maybe it’s global warming.

    You’re an idiot. People live in fake French Chateaus.. in Australia. Women buy lots of fake stuff like fake Hermes hand bags. They think they’re okay.

    Also, not everything has to by perfectly symmetrical. Asymmetry carries a certain mystique and also has a certain.. symmetry. It also makes you inquisitive… asking why is the left boob a little lower than the left one. She’s obviously a stark raving Swedish loon with a barking mad daughter, but I’m not holding that against the rack. You need to disassociate the rack for the lunacy.

    Really JC?

    They are very ordinary implants ( reference her body building pic)which reminded me of that octogenarian beachgoer in a thong bikini whose image is on the internet.

    You don’t always want to be driving a Ferrari. SUVs in certain terrain can be far superior.

    Why does everything here always devolve to sex and females looks here? We could be talking nuclear energy and somehow the conversation veers toward sex and female appearance. I’m sick of it, quite frankly. 🙂

  199. brennan

    Welcome To Country

    In some recent OTs there has been some conversation about these. I remember reading here some time back that they were an invention of Ernie Dingo and some other guy in the 70’s as a response to not having a dance to respond to some visiting Islander’s performance.

    Does anyone have any links to articles or videos to back this up, because if so, I’d love to see them. I’m not doubting, just looking for evidence.
    Cheers.

  200. notafan

    I’m sure stick ons would have been much cheaper and achieved a more natural look.

    Or something with anti gravity.

  201. JC

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3166397, posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I Googled “environmental impact of breast implants”. No one seems to want to know.

    Silastic doesn’t last very long, so the siloxane bonds are likely to be fairly easy to bust up by water, oxygen and acid/base attack. Which would eventually convert the silicon to sand and the alkane bits would be et by bugs. There’re a lot of anaerobic microoganisms that just love eating hydrocarbons for breakfast. They’d probably munch on the siloxane too, although it might give them indigestion.

    You people have even got Bruce talking about sex and female appearance now in his own “uniquely scientific” way.

  202. notafan

    Brennan

    It’s on Wikipedia

  203. mh

    JC, did your eye problem resolve itself?

  204. notafan

    JC take away.

    Something about thong lady being an SUV.

    Did I get that right?

  205. 1735099

    The UK courts have found Bojo unlawfully suspended parliament.
    Looks as if parliament will be recalled.

  206. notafan

    Whatever takes your fancy KD

  207. JC

    No mh

    Still cloudy and there are spots. The Doc dudes told me one to three months. We’re heading back home next month 🙂 so I may see a real eye doc there.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    There’s a massive pic of Jimmy Bartel’s ex in the rag today.

    She appears to have an elongated bonce. Like a watermelon on its side.

    Mesmerising.

  209. cohenite

    Head prefect making a strong claim to be the resident expert on mammary glands.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In some recent OTs there has been some conversation about these. I remember reading here some time back that they were an invention of Ernie Dingo and some other guy in the 70’s as a response to not having a dance to respond to some visiting Islander’s performance.

    Does anyone have any links to articles or videos to back this up, because if so, I’d love to see them. I’m not doubting, just looking for evidence.
    Cheers.

    Article quotes the going rates for “welcome to country.”

    http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/04/brand-new-timeless-traditions/

  211. Nick

    There’s a massive pic of Jimmy Bartel’s ex in the rag today.

    Why the Daily Mail persists in championing this bitter attention seeker, is beyond me.
    She should write a book, how to become famous with only one c*nt working for you.

  212. Arnost

    Hmmmm – the British Supreme Court has declared that Boris has unlawfully advised the Queen to prorogue the parliament.

    A lot of the lefties are demanding that the parliament respect democracy (cough) and let the parliament run the process. Of course they are all calling for Boris to resign.

    Interesting times for the best week or so. (Boris is in New York …. maybe he should have a chat with 45 before he comes home)

  213. JC

    There’s a funny story about that, mh. I once worked one person down from an American who was based in London. In other words, he was the big boss working out of London. If this fucker even caught a cold, he would jump on a plane and head back to California to see ” a real doctor” (what he told the dude above me). He believed docs in the UK were basically badly trained nurses.

    On a serious note, I bet if I asked around I would find a doc who actually specializes in this thing I have over there. More people means the ability to focus on one or few areas.

  214. mh

    Brexit – You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

  215. candy

    jc
    clouding sounds like cataracts. what are you hanging about for when your eye has a problem?

  216. calli

    I love this place.

    Boobs, SUVs and economics.

    And Architecture Appreciation.

  217. calli

    They’re all obviously related.

  218. JC

    cohenite
    #3166421, posted on September 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Head prefect making a strong claim to be the resident expert on mammary glands.

    No, you’re hallucinating again. I just said they’re an okay rack.That’s it. It was you who went all au naturale on us. You need to compartmentalize more.

  219. brennan

    Brennan

    It’s on Wikipedia

    Thanks nota. I generally don’t look there as I’ve found it to be untrustworthy much of the time.

  220. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Arnost
    #3166426, posted on September 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Hmmmm – the British Supreme Court has declared that Boris has unlawfully advised the Queen to prorogue the parliament.

    How is this justiciable?!

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    Whatever you do JC don’t use a tube of silastic from Bunnings for a DYI penis enhancement.
    Use medical grade silicone only.

  222. JC

    Candy

    Thanks for the concern. No, I had two checkups and both opinions came up with the same diagnosis. Posterior vitreous detachment. (I’m reading that from the pamphlet I got from the E&E). Both said it takes one or two months to resolve. To be patient. It’s an age thing.

    When I said cloudy.. I mean there’s like a fast moving cloud going over the vision from my right eye and it disappears if I blink and move the eye a bit. It not always cloudy.

  223. Cold-Hands

    jc
    clouding sounds like cataracts. what are you hanging about for when your eye has a problem?

    He’s already had a second opinion- details in prev open threads.

  224. JC

    calli
    #3166433, posted on September 24, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I love this place.

    Boobs, SUVs and economics.

    And Architecture Appreciation.

    And Bruce, the resident scientist giving us tips on how to perform penis enlargement by simply using Bunnings’ products. How good is the Cat.

  225. twostix

    Dying bugman class is clearly trying to raise up an army of brainwashed dogs ala Animal Farm.

    Won’t work, they are soy poisoned floppy weeds and so their half a dozen children not only look retarded, have never been in the sun.

  226. Frank

    calli
    #3166400, posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I remember you mentioning that you were offended by one of my links once, call it even shall we?

  227. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3166366, posted on September 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Greta is a figure of ‘unimpeachable moral authority’

    Lies are still lies if you believe them.
    She’s going to have a hard landing, poor kid.
    Although a couple million for a Nobel Peace Prize would soften it quite a bit.
    Isn’t it fun that an organisation funded by explosives gives out peace prizes to girls like her?

    You of course know the story behind all that I take?

  228. Arnost

    It was a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court. I’m not across the nuances. However, I read that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. Section 6(1) of the Act specifically states that the monarch’s power to prorogue Parliament is not affected by the Act.

    That means to me that as a part of this court decision (to reconvene parliament immediately) is abrogating the queen’s power – essentially confirming her to be irrelevant to the process and just a puppet / figure head.

  229. calli

    Was I offended? Surely not!

    I bet it was the committee.

  230. JC

    Bruce

    You’re always looking for the cheap way out. You’re such a freaking cheapskate. Even for a penis enlargement and you head to Bunnings.! FFS man, you earned decent money in your corporate job history. Splurge a little. Obviously, you want a bigger old fella, spend the bucks you can afford and see a properly trained penis enlargement doc. DIY/Bunnings is not always the answer to everything.

  231. RobK

    Use medical grade silicone only.

    Locktite does a good high temperature product. Bit exy but.

  232. Atoms for Peace

    So, a party manifesto that runs to getting rid of the monarchy, invokes the Queen?

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