Tuesday Forum: September 24, 2019

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  1. Rex Mango

    Can’t someonee in Yarragrad on a Sunday morning at St Patricks, film the procession and recreate the timings for all to see? Am sure they would get permission.

  2. feelthebern

    Everything wrong with the UK is due to their stupid royal family.
    Everything good about the UK comes from the never ending battle the underclass of battlers wage against the landed gentry.

  3. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thanks Cold Hands.
    Foyles War was a great series but not exactly big budget. If there had been footage of Hanna’s flight available I’m quite sure it would have been made use of.

  4. Cold-Hands

    Someone’s put up a 2 minute clip but they’d need to continue it until the procession leaves the Cathedral. St Patrick’s recessional

  5. feelthebern

    I’m no expert on Vietnam but I believe the war ended once the vampire lady boys called a truce with the alien zombie cavalry.

  6. feelthebern

    Miele was full Nazi.
    Bosch was only part Nazi.
    Never go full Nazi.

  7. thefrollickingmole

    QE 2 has been flat out hoovering up EU subsidies for her estates, as long as she gets to play the queen and hoover money.
    https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-minister-plans-to-end-big-subsidies-for-huge-estates/

    British Farm Minister George Eustice wants to slash lavish payments to large landowners after Brexit in a sharp departure from the way EU policy works now.

    Eustice’s position, set out in an interview with POLITICO, is a signal that Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservatives are trying to cast off their reputation as the party of money and privilege. Under the EU’s bumper €58-billion-per-year farm subsidy scheme, Britain’s royal family and a host of wealthy aristocrats are prime beneficiaries of largesse from the Brussels budget.

    Reducing subsidies to those kinds of large estates would constitute a revolutionary shift from the principles of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, under which the lion’s share of direct payments is based on acreage. Of special contention: 80 percent of European funds go to only 20 percent of farms.

  8. calli

    Never go full Nazi.

    Now he tells me.

  9. feelthebern

    I’m surprised so many at a libertarian blog are so comfortable with hereditary rule.
    I happy to be proved otherwise, but why should falling out of the right vagina entitle you to anything?

  10. Rex Mango

    CH, they also need 3 people to break off and make their way to the sacristy. Any amateur theatrical group could organise this, maybe need 3 cameras too.

  11. feelthebern

    Whoa whoa whoa.
    Proving the Vic judges got it hopelessly wrong is the kind of thing that will have you before the beak down there.

  12. Armadillo:

    God the Democrats are disgusting. Turns out that they themselves actually wrote to Ukraine demanding them to investigate Trump and Russia.
    Isn’t that the exact reason why they now want to impeach Trump?

    I wish I had the popcorn concession for the Cat.
    This is way beyond spectacular, the Left committing suicide is bigger than ‘Ben Hur’.

  13. Armadillo
    #3166819, posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:27 am
    Letting pubs have poker machines was a crime against the nation. We can thank the Wheelans for that (a NSW politician in the Bob Carr era).

    It’s the reason sporting clubs are struggling so much. I’m a big fan of free enterprise, but using the Government to line your own pocket is absolutely shit.

    Lol.

  14. Steve trickler

    calli
    #3167228, posted on September 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    Never ever buy a Miele appliance. When it goes wrong (with monotonous regularity) two weeks for an “approved” technician to service it.

    Shelled out over $2K for this mongrel dishwasher.

    Serves me right for buying Kraut.

    $2k! Does it polish your glassware? 😊

    Still got the National Microwave Oven from 1986 purring along and a replacement washing machine that cost $270, gallantly doing the job after 3 years.

  15. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I’m surprised so many at a libertarian blog are so comfortable with hereditary rule.

    Not sure that there too many ardent Royalists here, Bern.
    But many of us are old enough to remember what the politicians wanted to replace it with.
    We have little enough control as it is.

    I suspect a system like the Yanks have, where the President is (theoretically) largely independent of the parliament (Congress), would have a reasonable level of support here.

  16. notafan

    I always wondered what Cardinal Pell did with his shepherd’s crook as well.

    Ditched it at the west door?

    Or did he loom in the doorway with it it?

  17. Mater

    I happy to be proved otherwise, but why should falling out of the right vagina entitle you to anything?

    Bern,
    The left use that argument to justify a 100% inheritance tax.

    Inheritance tax should be raised to 100% for everyone born in the UK:

    Yes because…

    Current income tax allows you to pass on a certain amount tax free. There’s no reason that needs to change.
    On the other hand I don’t see why people who are are fortunate enough to have parents who 1) owned their own home and 2) died, are any more deserving than those whose parents live in rented accomodation and are still perfectly healthy.

  18. Boambee John

    Winston Smith
    #3167166, posted on September 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm
    Good one, Steve:
    (Under the bridge, fellers. Fly under the bridge!)

    There is a sequence somewhere of a Lancaster, possibly G for George, flying under the bridge.

  19. stackja

    feelthebern – The Home Guard fighting the landing German?

  20. feelthebern

    Eh, we still have a royal family because of inheritance tax?
    Sounds like that argument with Homer Simpson.
    This rock keeps away tigers.

  21. feelthebern

    Ah not an inheritance tax around.
    Must be that royal family.

  22. JC

    I happy to be proved otherwise, but why should falling out of the right vagina entitle you to anything?

    It allows one to be the beneficiary of an estate for one.

    Bern, I’m in two minds about this. I know what you’re arguing and essentially agree with it. The counter is that our system has given us the one of the oldest and most stable democracies in the world. If we change that the entire dynamics of the political system would change, because you’re not going to have a presidential office ignoring to potential to accumulate power in that office.

  23. calli

    I know, I know, Steve.

    I made the fatal mistake of believing their 🐂💩. Top of the line, state of the art, dependable, worth the investment.

    The thing has more sensors than the USS Enterprise. At the moment I’d like to scuttle it with a couple of photon torpedoes. Or launch it into the sun. Or a black hole.

    💡

    The resident troll can have it. Free.

  24. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Jon Tron on GOOP.

  25. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    This rock keeps away tigers

    Sounds very reminiscent of a Morecombe and Wise skit from the early Sixties.

  26. Arky

    we still have a royal family because of inheritance tax?

    ..
    No.
    You are able to inherit stuff because you live in a system that property could be inherited, and those properties were attached to titles.

  27. calli

    Yes, Nota.

    The Case of the Missing Crozier.

    Worthy of Poirot. Or better still, Miss Marple.

  28. Mater

    Eh, we still have a royal family because of inheritance tax?

    No, but this angle…

    I happy to be proved otherwise, but why should falling out of the right vagina entitle you to anything?

    …is such a slippery slope, it’s almost a sheer cliff.

    I’d suggest there are better (maybe better worded) arguments to be made.

  29. Arky

    i.e. serfs and slaves do not inherit real property, being property themselves.

  30. BrettW

    I am outraged. How dare anybody other than CFMMEU engage in “blackmail”. From The Age.

    “Union leader John Setka has published a full-page news advertisement to accuse Senator Jacqui Lambie of trying to blackmail him and to spruik his performance in his role.

    The CFMMEU would not say on Wednesday if members’ dues paid for the page-15 ad in the Herald Sun, estimated to cost upwards of $20,000, or if the Victoria construction union secretary footed the bill himself.”

    No way this was Setka’s money.

    He is the gift that keeps on giving. Only 30 charges of domestic violence related offences dropped. An example to all CFMMEU members of how their leaders are campaigning for White Ribbon etc whilst engaging in the same activity themselves.

  31. notafan

    I’m thinking more Lord Peter Wimsey for a cathedral mystery.

    Miss marple’s a bit too village for me.

  32. Speedbox

    Royal Assent to a Bill is necessary. A Bill cannot become law otherwise. The Queen may be able to delay Assent and thereby block a Bill from becoming law but this would be exceptional (to the point of rocking horse sh*t) and it is not clear she has that prerogative.

    If the Queen did so, it would likely initiate (or confirm) a crisis because some say she has special Reserve Powers that give her absolute discretion if required, whilst others say she is required to give Assent on the advice of her Ministers (as expressed via the Prime Minister) and cannot legally withhold it. It would be a mess and constitutional lawyers feast.

    If the Queen was merely ill, then Assent may be delayed for ‘a day or so’ but if she was seriously incapacitated, there are other mechanisms to substitute up to and including the appointment of a Queen’s Regent (who would be Charles).

  33. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thanks, Speedbox.

  34. Binary calling for donations to demand the parents get to see the safe sex curriculum, which is being hidden by the respective departments of education.
    “If they’ve done nothing wrong, they’ve got nothing to hide.”

  35. Cold-Hands

    Not G-for-George but Q-for-Queenie.
    I don’t think it was caught on film.

  36. 1735099

    Former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort (a felon) was at one time representing the previous President of Ukraine (Yanukovych) and is reputed to have made $12.7 million from corrupt interactions with him.
    Now Trump is playing silly buggers with military aid for the Ukraine.
    Interesting…..

  37. thefrollickingmole

    Gorgeous George Mono-pod dreams of Greta in the morning…

    Rewilding will make Britain a rainforest nation again
    George Monbiot

    But hes not mad, nope, not giggle bag peacock fondling mouse molesting mad at all.

  38. cohenite

    The Prorogue case simply ratifies what existed: the Queen has no reserve powers. The SC has confirmed all power lies with parliament. BJ played a good trick to try and give the voters’ choice a chance against the anti-Bs. Which shows another political fact: politicians often don’t act consistently with what the voters want.

    The irony is if BJ does not have the confidence of the house the issue will come back before Ma’am.

  39. Chris

    Numbers, give Monty a whistle willya. He neeeeeds to get in here and start posting his Trump Impeachment Watch again.

    Real soon now!!1!

  40. Old School Conservative

    The resident troll can have it. Free.

    Gor gee blimey. Even he doesn’t deserve that Calli.

  41. cohenite

    is reputed to have made $12.7 million from corrupt interactions with him.

    Reputed by Mueller I suppose.

    Fuck off troll.

  42. thefrollickingmole

    cohenite

    Phedophrasts the lot of them.

    Much like numberwang and his efforts to claim offence on behalf of retarded kids, the effort isnt to enlighten but to bolster their own egos.

    Low energy.
    Sad.

  43. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    Assange has served his time for his bail jumping, but still remains in jail.
    And Sweden has said they are not going to move to extradite him.
    So why exactly is Assange still in the clink?

  44. Top Ender

    Thanks Frank, for JonTron – that all rhymes too.

    How an actress trades off her fame to endorse her own range of rubbish.

    Not sure which is the more laughable – Gwyneth Paltrow, or the people who buy her stuff.

    Had not heard of JonTron before – good value.

  45. Old School Conservative

    Janet Albrechtson links Raelene Castle to Dennis Denuto’s “the vibe of the thing” in today’s Australian.

    To avoid the accusation that they sacked a man for his religious beliefs, RA’s defence is that they sacked Folau because of the tone of his posts. This is how RA plans to fend off claims by Folau that his termination was unlawful for breaching section 772 of the Fair Work Act which makes it illegal to terminate a person’s employment for reason of, or for reasons that include, his religion

  46. feelthebern

    If Gwyneth says put a jade egg up your vagina, do it.
    The science is settled.

  47. feelthebern

    How come Australia gets a week off at the RWC, but Fiji is playing today?

  48. feelthebern

    The ACT will fvck it up.

  49. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    They are lamenting a future QF loss against Ireland on 26 October.

    At least the Orsies can take out the old enemy.

  50. Speedbox

    Peter, your questions delve into a very deep can of worms.

    The Queen is empowered to exercise Royal Prerogative against the advice of her Prime Minister or Cabinet.

    But, here is the kicker – the Queen requires the ‘advice’ of her Prime Minister or Cabinet to exercise that Royal Prerogative. But, as the Queen appointed the PM (and the Cabinet Ministers) so she can also arbitrarily withdraw their appointments and, theoretically at least, dissolve Parliament (as no PM or Cabinet exists to give her ‘advice’).

    The Whitlam/Kerr/Frazer incident of 1975 was similar in a few respects and could be used as a guide. What a mess it would be and I cannot imagine any scenario where the Queen would provoke a constitutional crisis of such enormity. At the most extreme, it could even threaten the existence of the monarchy. The Queen will never, ever, roll that dice.

  51. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Gaddamn Orsies!

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ACT goes to pot.

    Does this mean the work force will be drug tested before starting work?

  53. bespoke

    I’m going to print me one of these in PLA then sit it outside. I was thinking of using the microwave but the fun would be over to quick.

    Or I could print three and sell the other two to Peter and Arky.

  54. thefrollickingmole

    This is mildly humerous.

    Apparently Australia is a seething hellhole of intolerance and oppression according to…Saudi Arabia…
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/25/saudi-arabia-accuses-australia-of-racism-in-extraordinary-un-broadside

    “We remain deeply concerned at the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia,” Mansfield said. “Civil society actors in Saudi Arabia still face persecution and intimidation. Human rights defenders, women’s rights activists, journalists and dissidents remain in detention, or under threat. We are concerned at reports of torture, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, unfair trials, and harassment of individuals engaged in promoting and defending human rights, their families and colleagues.”

    Saudi Arabia itself is a member of the 47-member UN Human Rights Council, though the country’s ambassador was not in the room to hear the speech, having left to host his country’s national day reception.

    But a day later the Saudi ambassador, Abdulaziz Alwasil, launched an extraordinary broadside, targeting Australia.

    He said minorities, migrants and Mzzzzzlims face “horrific violations of human rights … racist and extremist policies”.

    “Unfortunately, these have become popular and even accepted by some western parliaments, they are even sponsored by certain governments.

    “We see in some countries, radicalism against Mzzzzzslims, we see xenophobia, racism. And some governments sympathise with them, like Australia. Here we refer to the massacre perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant – an Australian – which was based on hate speech.”

    Alwasil condemned Australia’s speech as ill-informed.

  55. Old Lefty

    If you thought Will Durant was bad, here is the great deicide panjandrum Dawkins caught out in an act of plagiarism (from an error-ridden junk website which was his only source) that would attract a fail mark for a 15 year old:

    https://spectator.us/richard-dawkins-loves-facts-right/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    I once heard of a uni essay returned tot eh author with a mark of none out of ten and the comment: ‘If you must plagiarise, at least choose a good book’.

  56. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Ms Thunberg did not respond to Mr Trump’s tweet directly, but instead updated her profile to include the quote “a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future”.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Marcia Langton says indigenous teaching must not rely on rage, anger

    Paige Taylor
    WA Bureau Chief
    @paigeataylor
    An hour ago September 25, 2019

    One of Australia’s most prominent thinkers has urged care and caution when teaching in schools the history of violence against indigenous people.

    Professor Marcia Langton’s 2019 Wentworth Lecture at the National Press Club on Wednesday explored the relevance of ancient indigenous knowledge to modern problems in Australia.

    She said few Australians understood the significance of this knowledge, but she knew Australians wanted their children to learn about indigenous people, their culture and their history.

    “I know that children are delighted to learn about us,” Professor Langton said.

    She said many people wrote to her to tell her what their child had learned.

    “It makes them feel very good to be Australian,” she said.

    However Professor Langton said many observers of First Australians and their societies in colonial times were documenting what indigenous life was like after the horrors of the colonial invasion, often violent and brutal, after epidemics of disease that also greatly reduced Aboriginal populations, and when the First Australians were being rounded up and confined to reserves and missions.

    In a question-and-answer session after her speech, Professor Langton was answering a question about truth telling when she said it was important to be careful when teaching this history in schools.

    “We don’t want to scare the living daylights out of children by presenting material in such a way that it makes children suffer in the classroom. We must not do that,” Professor Langton said.

    Professor Langton stressed it was important for indigenous to tell their stories well.

    “We need training to present our work in such a way that it’s persuasive and people will read it,” Professor Langton said.

    “This is a difficult exercise, we must be cautious (in) how we speak to other Australians.

    “If all we do is express rage and anger and demand justice it’s not persuasive we have a responsibility to do so much more.

    “Surely Australians are now mature enough to understand that there was a great injustice and we shouldn’t have to talk about it all the time.”

    Professor Langton’s latest book, Welcome to Country, has a special youth edition with teacher’s notes. The chapters cover prehistory, post-colonial history, language, kinship, knowledge, art, performance, storytelling, Native Title, the Stolen Generations, making a rightful place for First Australians and looking to the future for indigenous Australia.

    From the Oz. More indoctrination.

  58. Old Lefty

    Does anyone in Yarragrad have footage of the green room and afterparties fro Countdown?

  59. Rex Mango

    Am thinking the Japanese whale research is actually about cancer and could be worthwhile.

  60. feelthebern

    Am thinking the Japanese whale research is actually about cancer and could be worthwhile.

    Deliciously worthwhile.

  61. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Federal Court Judge smacks down ASIC for ridiculous nanny state intrusion.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/borrowers-don-t-care-about-bank-lending-rules-they-just-want-a-loan-20190910-p52pvx.html

    The findings of the primary case in the Federal Court boiled down to a recognition that lenders have a legal obligation to assess whether borrowers can service their interest costs without hardship.

    But it stopped short of being overly prescriptive on how the lender assesses this. The now famous remarks by the Federal Court’s Justice Nye Perram that borrowers can spend more frugally by cutting back on eating wagyu and drinking cheaper Shiraz encapsulated his views that a borrower’s spending history is not a reliable predictor of future spending behaviour.

    That decision seems to almost support the efficacy of the use of a more abstract expenditure index that measures the aggregate spending behaviour.

    At the very least Perram’s decision last month in favour of Westpac didn’t put the HEM on trial.

    Using Westpac as a test case on responsible lending was a risky move for ASIC given an earlier agreed settlement between the parties that would have seen Westpac hand over $35 million was thrown out by the court.

    ASIC regulating personal consumption.

    FUCK OFF!

  62. thefrollickingmole

    Western Austfailia legalizes petty crime.

    It doesnt say so, but effectively thats what this law does, removes the last vestiges of deterrance for “petty” crime, even moreso if you are a “protected” class of people.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/25/wa-repeals-laws-on-jailing-for-unpaid-fines

    The new legislation will allow the sheriff to issue orders to a person’s employer or bank to garnish unpaid fines from their salary or bank account, through the introduction of garnishee orders.

    The legislation would also allow for the garnishing of Centrelink payments, if given Commonwealth approval.

    Forced withdrawal would only occur if a person had above a “protected amount” in their account, to avoid undue hardship.

    Hardship provisions will also be introduced to require authorities to take into account a person’s mental illness, disability, experience of family violence, homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction and financial situation.

    Cancelling the driver’s licence of a person with an unpaid debtwill also be prohibited if a person’s last known address is in a remote area.

    Where a person cannot pay a fine they may be issued with a work and development permit, to pay the debt that way.

    “This bill draws a careful distinction between those who can pay their fines but refuse to do so, and the many experiencing hardship who cannot pay and should not face enforcement measures that further entrench them in poverty,” Quigley said.

  63. thefrollickingmole

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Great, except banks now have less “responsibility” to check an applicants financial status than radio rentals or a shop selling stuff on hire purchase.

  64. Oh come on

    I heard about Joe Biden’s Corn Pop story but I never actually saw the footage of him telling it until yesterday.

    Wow. Can I fake a black Southern drawl better than Biden? Sumbahdy bedda git down der an colleck dey grampaw.

    And can I just say that that is an incredibly boring story that should never have made it past Biden’s minders? I mean, context matters. It would be a delightful tale if a beloved elderly relative was reminiscing about their youth in your company. But that’s the Democratic Party’s best shot at the WH in 2020 on the stump? That really is something.

    Incidentally, now TWO Democratic candidates have fake badass black friends. Late night public toilet enthusiast Cory Booker has T-bone, and now Biden has Corn Pop. Here’s to imaginary friends!

  65. Oh come on

    Marcia Langdon’s perpetual scowl would scare the living daylights out of any child.

  66. calli

    Thanks for the heads up, Bern.

    Did a quick measure and the Bosch 6 series will take the Miele integrated cover and kickboard. So no new cabinetmaking for this little black duck.

    I’m planning a ritual imolation. Perhaps on a raft in the middle of the lake, Viking style. Send the monster to Loki, with the help of an accelerant. Kero should do it.

  67. Arky

    Am thinking the Japanese whale research is actually about cancer and could be worthwhile.

    ..
    A very worthwhile cause.
    If only we could find a way to give whales cancer, we could rid the oceans of these filthy obese delinquents for good.

  68. Roger

    Ms Thunberg did not respond to Mr Trump’s tweet directly, but instead updated her profile to include the quote “a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future”.

    She’s over the hump?

    Good for her!

    Because, judging by the trend of responses so far, the wheels are about to fall off her little green cart.

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    And can I just say that that is an incredibly boring story that should never have made it past Biden’s minders?

    OCO – I suspect they had to go that far into the past for an anecdote which made him look good. He’s been a swamp pollie for fifty years. Not much heroic and admirable in those years to tell any story about.

  70. JC

    Oh come on
    #3167335, posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    15yo activist is angry about Climate Change ruining his life

    That’s hysterical.

  71. Under the Bridge
    A short document of efforts to fly under Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  72. Herodotus

    Rouhani not asked why he is part of a tyranny that imprisons and executes citizens for either their political views or their sexual leanings.
    Nor was he asked why he is a facilitator of terrorism.

  73. Roger

    “I know that children are delighted to learn about us,” Professor Langton said.

    She said many people wrote to her to tell her what their child had learned.

    The parents may be delighted but in my experience the children leave their schooling thoroughly sick of the indoctrination into magical indigenous culture.

  74. feelthebern

    If you think Corn Pop ever existed you are an idiot.
    If you think the privileged Joe Biden had anything to do with black people – apart from owning them – you are an even bigger idiot.

  75. JC

    Lets get this right about the D’rat impeachment “finaglement”.

    Trump is the head of every single executive agency in the federal government. He’s in charge of everything – including intel. He asks a foreign leader about Biden and Biden’s kid involvement in some illegal activity. The D’rats ignore the potentially huge corruption both Biden and his son were involved in and now want to impeach Trump because he asked questions about it.

    That sounds about right. Trump should be impeached for asking about Biden’s corruption. FMD.

  76. Oh come on

    It’s the same guy who triggered a lot of people with his fried chicken munching truth bombing a few years ago, lol

  77. feelthebern

    If you fill your place with Bosch, it will cost a lot more upfront, but will last forever.
    But if it doesn’t….had a problem with a Bosch dryer.
    It was just past the 2 year warranty.
    They came out to see it the same week I called them.
    They came back the next day, took the old one & replaced it with a new one.
    Didn’t cost a cent.

  78. Roger

    Incidentally, now TWO Democratic candidates have fake badass black friends. Late night public toilet enthusiast Cory Booker has T-bone, and now Biden has Corn Pop. Here’s to imaginary friends!

    Seconded!

    BREAKING

    A new development may provide some context in the controversy over recently surfaced photos showing Canada’s prime minister in brown skin, according to sources close to Justin Trudeau. While the progressive prime minister “deeply regrets” many of the choices he made during the time those photos were taken, some new details may help critics come to an understanding.

    According to childhood friend “Smokey,” Trudeau used to be known as “Corn Pop,” and was a “bad dude” who ran around with “a bunch of bad boys.”

    One day, Corn Pop and Smokey were hanging at the community pool/hockey rink when a white lifeguard named Joey B scolded Corn Pop for not following the rules. The incident escalated to the point where Corn Pop and the gang waited outside by Joey’s moose with razors, ready to “cut that cracker down.” Joey B came out with a sharpened icicle, ready for action, but instead of an altercation, something happened: Joey apologized for making a derogatory comment about Corn Pop’s ethnic hair.

    Smokey recalls how this moment transformed Corn Pop’s life, teaching him the power of friendship and forgiveness. From that day forward, Corn Pop was determined to become prime minister of the most powerful country ever to be adjacent to the greatest country on earth.

    HT The Bee

  79. Bespoke:
    That’s pretty awesome.

    By using lactide as a raw material and through the process of ring-opening polymerization, a high-density version of PLA was finally developed.

    I can think of a market that will open up next Gay Pride Parade.

    Seriously, can you print out stuff that is complex in shape?
    Like for example, a flower?
    What’s the resolution like?

  80. feelthebern

    In the future, all presidents should come from NY, preferably with 40+ years of property development experience.
    They operate at a higher level.
    They seamlessly deal with multiple lawsuits, p0rn stars, affairs, bankruptcies, property transactions all at the same time.
    They appear to be very stable geniuses.

  81. feelthebern

    Babylon Bee.
    Genius.

  82. Zippy:

    Ms Thunberg did not respond to Mr Trump’s tweet directly, but instead updated her profile to include the quote “a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future”.

    How can that be, when she will be dead before she’s 30?

  83. feelthebern

    Corn Pop.
    Seriously.
    He made that up like Kevin Spacey did in the Usual Suspects.

  84. feelthebern

    I was reading overnight how different the media treated criticism of the Covington School kids (16 years old) versus the criticism of Greta (also 16 years old).

  85. feelthebern

    Imagine if someone said Greta had the most punch-able face on the planet like a CNN anchor tweeted about of the Covington kids.

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The parents may be delighted but in my experience the children leave their schooling thoroughly sick of the indoctrination into magical indigenous culture.

    Local school, in the district where the Rabbit Proof Fence was located, showed the film of the same name so many times that the children couldn’t have cared less.

  87. Diogenes

    If you fill your place with Bosch, it will cost a lot more upfront, but will last forever.

    Buy the Bosch stuff made in Germany , not the stuff made in Turkey.

  88. calli

    The Cat is a veritable Fount of Knowledge on whitegoods.

    Many thanks.

    Can I flick youse some delicious lamb roast? It’s in the oven and it’s nearly done.

  89. Armadillo

    She said many people wrote to her to tell her what their child had learned.

    I’m calling bullshit. She’s lying. No one does that, let alone “many”.

    When was the last time you wrote to the author of a school text to tell them what your kid learnt?

  90. feelthebern

    When was the last time you wrote to the author of a school text to tell them what your kid learnt?

    numbers does all the time.

  91. Nick

    Remember when the Left were worried about angst and suicide by gay kiddies? It seems less so about climate worriers. I wonder who will pick up the pieces when Greta inevitability loses it?

  92. feelthebern

    Great needs to chill the fvck out.
    She’s going to blow a gasket.

  93. Armadillo

    I wonder who will pick up the pieces when Greta inevitability loses it?

    She hasn’t already?

  94. Roger

    I wonder who will pick up the pieces when Greta inevitability loses it?

    She hasn’t already?

    Like a singer who peaks to soon in a tune, she has nowhere to go from here.

    Except back to school.

  95. Top Ender

    Does this mean the [ACT] work force will be drug tested before starting work?

    Foolish twisted boy Zulu.

    You are entering the realm of the ACT.

    I used to live there.

    While working for Defence.

    Let me help.

    Rules for Living in Australian Socialist Paradises. (Version 301239 ACT/Victorian Edition)

    1. Drugs are good.

    Drugs can kill you. So drug testing at taxpayer expense is good.

    2. Cars are bad.

    Trams are good. Paid for by taxpayers but.

    Taxpayers will pay for trams.

    3. Smoking is bad. So Plod will fine you for smoking.

    Even in free drug taking place.

    4. Lots of money is bad. Government will take.

    Unless Green politician with au pairs.

    Government will look the other way.

    5. Defence bad. But must have.

    Therefore must not mention killing stuff.

    Must provide jobs for such people. Promote lots when not mention killing. Diversity inclusion warm fuzzies.

    And so on.

    Part of the system is you aren’t told the rules until you break them. Then you must pay.

    Please carry on.

    This has been an ACT Government Service paid for by all Australian Taxpayers.

  96. Herodotus

    I would normally say I won’t budge, but on seeing the latest news (with pictures) I have to say I would …. Budge.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Can I flick youse some delicious lamb roast? It’s in the oven and it’s nearly done.

    meat and no potatoes?

  98. Bubbles

    Can I flick youse some delicious lamb roast? It’s in the oven and it’s nearly done.

    So you can afford lamb huh?

    What’s your scam – public servant, pollie, renewables lobbyist, local government planning authority?

  99. Roger

    5. Defence bad. But must have.

    Therefore must not mention killing stuff.

    Must provide jobs for such people. Promote lots when not mention killing. Diversity inclusion warm fuzzies.

    And when recruits enlisted on the promise of interesting and well remunerated careers are told to kill people?

    Or advised that henceforth they might be killed themselves?

    (I’ll exclude army riflemen from this, because they know – and it’s hard to hide from basic training onwards – what’s being asked of them.)

  100. bespoke

    Winston Smith
    #3167351, posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:59 pm
    Bespoke:
    That’s pretty awesome.

    By using lactide as a raw material and through the process of ring-opening polymerization, a high-density version of PLA was finally developed.

    I can think of a market that will open up next Gay Pride Parade.

    JC?

    Seriously, can you print out stuff that is complex in shape?
    Like for example, a flower?

    time.

    Yes

    What’s the resolution like?

    Not bad .2 but takes a long time.

    Next I may print some Bald Headed Flogs and sell them the the Cat lady’s they seem to like them.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    “I’m surprised so many at a libertarian blog are so comfortable with hereditary rule.”

    I’m not….however the current situation works well….it is benign. And what would we replace it with? Just look at how the left have politicised and subsequently trashed everything over the last decade in this country…look at what they have done to the Australia Day Honours? I can guarantee you they will do the same to the role of president if we abolish the monarchy. What will we end up with….President Marcia Langton….President Noel Pearson…..President Squalid Aly……President Rosie Batty…..President Geoff Gallop…President Bob Carr…President Peter Beattie….President Steve Bracks…President Bob Brown……the list is long and vomitous…..all lecturing us endlessly about how waaaacist, evil, mean and awful we are…NO THANKS. I’ll stick with Betty Windsor.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NO THANKS. I’ll stick with Betty Windsor.

    President Julia Gilliard..President Adam Goodes….President Malcolm Turnbull…President Dylan Voller..

  103. DrBeauGan

    I put in a claim to the insurance company for the $350 cost of my dead phone. They want me to upload a stack of documents including my itinerary, which was on the phone that died. I have to produce proof of purchase of the phone when the company that sold it to me went bust last year. I have to produce evidence of the cost of repairing the phone when it is beyond repair.

    Altogether, my time to dig out the documents they want is worth more than the claim, if it can be done at all. I guess this is how they make sure they’ll never have to pay out. Never again do I get comprehensive insurance. It’s a scam.

  104. Top Ender

    And when recruits enlisted on the promise of interesting and well remunerated careers are told to kill people?

    Well, when they do, sooner or later – could be one day but might be up to 50 years – they have to prepare themselves for acknowledging they did it slightly wrongly. Or something like that.

    And then go to prison.

    What you should have known was that becoming a person in Defence who kills people is intrinsically wrong.

    You should have known that.

    Now you must pay.

    You see how it’s done. Quite easy.

    This has been an ACT Government Service paid for by all Australian Taxpayers.

  105. egg_

    Marcia Langton says indigenous teaching must not rely on rage, anger

    Angry ol’ Marcia is now conciliatory?
    /Passing strange.

  106. Armadillo

    President Kevin Rudd [shudder]

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What you should have known was that becoming a person in Defence who kills people is intrinsically wrong.

    “The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground, to repel attack, by night or day, regardless of season, weather or terrain.”

    My brain hurts.

  108. Roger

    You see how it’s done. Quite easy.

    But riflemen are presently being intensely trained in combat preparedness.

    The state that orders this can’t wash its hands of it so easily.

  109. C.L.

    People will want to read Windschuttle’s latest re Pell at Quadrant.
    His devastating-for-the-prosecution timeline is probably the most important document produced in relation to the case. It proves (as we knew already) that the accuser is lying.

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Brutal’: Marcia Langton, early backer of welfare card, savages its roll out
    Max Koslowski
    By Max Koslowski
    September 25, 2019 — 5.37pm

    One of the few Indigenous community leaders who backed the cashless welfare card in its infancy has changed her mind, accusing the government of running a “brutal” program that has become little more than a “big stick to punish the poor”.

    Professor Marcia Langton told the National Press Club that a botched government roll out had changed her mind on the cashless welfare card – which quarantines 80 per cent of unemployment and various other welfare payments to prevent them being spent on alcohol, drugs or gambling – as the government looks to put another 22,500 people on it in the Northern Territory and Cape York.

    “It is a tragedy that the Department of Social Services, the Department of Human Services and others responsible have not implemented the scheme in accordance with the original design and in accordance with the commitments they made to those community people, to those elders, to those leaders,” the Australian Indigenous Studies chair said on Wednesday.

    “Instead of sticking to the plan, minister after minister, and bureaucrat after bureaucrat, have wielded a big stick to punish the poor. It’s pointless. And it’s brutal. And I’m – I’m very disappointed.”

    Nope, still angry.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    President Joan Kirner…President Anna Bligh…President Carmen Lawrence…

  112. Delcon

    President Kevin Rudd [shudder]

    It was touch and go whether he becomes the UN Secretary General.
    Having said that, maybe that would have finally brought everyone to treat the UN as the joke that it is.

  113. Caveman

    I have to produce evidence of the cost of repairing the phone when it is beyond repair.

    Go on line search for mobile phone repairs online, then the company will send you a quote for repair. Send it to the Insurance company. The quote for repairs will normally be close to equivalent to cost of the phone ( if the phone is old)

  114. Delcon

    Didn’t the Doomlord once suggest that Turdbull should become our Governor General?

  115. Rex Mango

    Winston, great link about flying beneath the Harbour Bridge, but no mention of Peter Ivanoff (TAA pilot), who my Mum tells me flew a chopper under in the early 60’s.

  116. calli

    meat and no potatoes?

    Watch the carvs, Zippy.

    On the lamb – Aldi Special Buys. Loin roast, $16.99/kg. Deconstructed, stuffed with delicious filling, re-tied and cooked to a turn. Mmmmm.

    No side of Grey Nurse but.

  117. Rex Mango

    President Anne Summers AO

  118. Cassie of Sydney

    I shouldn’t be so one sided with my vomitous list….what about….

    President Julie Bitchup…..President Pussy Pyne…..President Craig Lardy, President Mike Ban everything Baird….President Turdbull….President Arthur Snidarsus…President Amanda Flintstone aka Vanstone.

    Any other contenders?

  119. calli

    Do you mind, Cassie? Just eaten. 😁

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    President Michael Mansell…

  121. Rex Mango

    President John Setka OAM

  122. Exit Stage Right

    President David Morrison, AO
    President Rosie Batty
    President Gillian Triggs

  123. Dragnet

    Enough of these hypothetical Presidents.
    I am trying to eat my tea.

  124. Cold-Hands

    President Shanghai Sam Dastyari…

  125. notafan

    President Daniel Andrews

  126. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rex Mango
    #3167432, posted on September 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm
    President John Setka OAM”

    I don’t mind that one.

  127. notafan

    Ooh ooh

    President Waleed Aly

    President Yassmin ABBA dadda

  128. Exit Stage Right

    One more Dragnet,

    Prsident Tim Soutphommasane.

  129. Top Ender

    Was:

    “The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground, to repel attack, by night or day, regardless of season, weather or terrain.”

    Will be:

    “The role of the infantry was to seek out and close with the enemy, but is now to capture him, her, they, or whatever respectful pronoun they desire, to briefly march up and down on ground, to cuddle the captured, by night or day, regardless of season, weather or terrain, and to include all briefly designated enemy as diverse and bring into our country (Welcome to Country fee to apply).

  130. stackja

    C.L.
    #3167411, posted on September 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    People will want to read Windschuttle’s latest re Pell at Quadrant.

    Most people will be blissfully ignorant as they only follow the MSM.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    On the back of my gangbusting success with Woollies carrot seeds (ages 4-10 recommended) I have turned my attention to basil, dill, parsley, more carrots and pansy, which I assume has something to do with Liability Bob.

    All thrown together with dirt, potting mix etc and a bit of wet stuff in another old Chicom tucker container.

    I am the greatest gardener in history.

  132. egg_

    It’s a murky world the Australian automotive industry. Always has been and probably always will be. When big, emotional purchases are on the table and there’s a complicated system of sales distribution, it’s always going to be difficult for the consumer to work out what’s a good deal.

    The ‘problem’ is you can only buy a new car from an official new car dealership, licensed by the manufacturer. Unlike almost any other product there aren’t new car resellers, independent distributors or outlets. The actual purchase must always take place at a dealership and that dealership must be bound by conditions and obligations bound by the carmaker. This means the manufacturer is in a unique position to influence the sales process and therefore the competition.

    Of late there’s been significant interest from the ACCC and the government into what this means for the consumer in terms of pricing competition and transparency and also for the long-suffering dealerships.

    In June, the ACCC announced they were examining the competition risk from the merger of the two biggest new car dealer groups in Australia

    “The ACCC’s preliminary view is that the proposed acquisition is unlikely to substantially lessen competition for the supply of new cars in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane or nationally”

  133. Muddy

    Marcia Langton

    Them mummies ain’t gonna keep themselves behind th glass, you know. Somebody gotta keep em from touchin it and smudgin the view for the payin customers.

  134. notafan

    I have a bunch of those on my kitchen bench.

    Mooshing them into one container sounds like an excellent idea.

    Heads up though

    The pansies will be edible unlike all the other stuff.

  135. egg_

    AP Eagers and AHG are the two largest automotive retailers in Australia. AP Eagers and AHG supply new and used cars, trucks and buses, as well as associated products and services such as car repair and servicing, authorised car parts, insurance and finance. Their operations overlap in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. AP Eagers is the largest shareholder of AHG, holding 28.84 per cent of AHG’s listed securities as at 5 April 2019.

    AP Eagers’ application is the first to use the merger authorisation process introduced in 2017 in reforms to the Competition and Consumer Act (2010) which restored the ACCC’s ability to consider applications for merger authorisation. Under the reforms, the authorisation application comes to the ACCC first rather than to the Australian Competition Tribunal.

  136. egg_

    The General and Henry are gone, in step the middlemen, as predicted.

  137. Rex Mango

    Pommy expert on 7.30 Report telling Leigh Sales that what Boris did was illegal. If so why hasn’t he been charged yet? Also just used the term ‘post truth’.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    Never again do I get comprehensive insurance. It’s a scam.

    Most of the ads on daytime TV seem to be for insurance. Especially life insurance, pet insurance and funeral insurance…

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    Plants are edible?

  140. RobK

    On the back of my gangbusting success with Woollies carrot seeds (
    Knuckles Five Spice.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell.

    Doco time. This one’s about natural disasters, and the Jap quake/tsunami of 2011.

    I knew about it, saw the footage etc but didn’t know that the quake moved THE ENTIRE COUNTRY 2.5 metres towards Korea.

    It changed the Earth’s axis by 18cm.

    And here I was thinking about undersea megathrusts*.

    *Obviously. PHRASING.

  142. cohenite

    Bolta and Kelly very good tonight in demanding the useless LNP ministers who have been hiding from pol tot start arguing back against the lies of the alarmists about polar bears, extreme weather, rising sea levels, doctored temperatures etc with iron cast rebuttals supported by undisputed facts and research.

    Apparently Bolta is going to put up a list of such facts which is a bit redundant since people like Jo Nova and Jennifer Marohasy and the Climate Sceptics Blog have had such lists for years. But hey better late then never; and now we only need gutless ministers like pretty boy hunt getting out and sticking it up the alarmists. Fat fucking chance.

  143. notafan

    I didn’t say plants KD

    I said pansies.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Kitchen technology news. The Smeg toaster has a quality fault in its Chinese manufacture (told you that yesterday); the Miele dishwasher is OK but we only ever use it on one of its cycles, it’s Hairy’s baby not mine; and the Smeg oven works well because as with the induction stovetop we deliberately got the one with knobs not electronics as switches – however the oven timer is hopeless to use because it is electronic. It is also placed under bench and doesn’t light up (a feature not a bug) so we have to bend and peer horizontally at it to set any timing. We’ve ended up using the old faithful timer I bought years ago in a two dollar shop – so easy to set and end. Ratty old thing now lives next to the swank new stovetop. That’ll show ’em.

    Man came and put in beaut new kitchen blinds yesterday so we are really and trooly finished now.

    Met up with Cassie at the IPA arvo tea in the Gold Room of the Old Sydney Mint in Macquarie Street just now. Quite a crowd there for the scones, jam and whipped cream. Hairy wouldn’t come because women and arvo tea etc, but in fact it was majority males. He stayed home to talk to the roofer re leaks. Arvo tea attended by the IPA crew including Chairman Albrechtsen and very good she was too. Also seen were ex-LDP Senator Leyonhelm (sp?), ex-Aus Cons candidate Sophie York, and Bettina Arndt, who looks far younger and prettier IRL; plus others. Discussion on how to educate da Yoof. Rafe taking assiduous notes so that he can continue to do good works. All power to that Cat.

  145. JC

    What an extraordinary life and extraordinary man. This dude saved millions and millions of lives.

    Our 11th Hero of Progress is Maurice Hilleman, an American microbiologist who developed over 40 lifesaving vaccines. Of the fourteen vaccines recommended in the current vaccine schedules, Hilleman developed eight. Hilleman is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist of the 20th century.

    Hilleman was born August 30, 1919, in Montana. His mother died two days after he was born. Following his mother’s death, his father was faced with the prospect of raising eight children alone. As such, his childless aunt and uncle agreed to raise Maurice on their nearby chicken farm. Hilleman attributed much of his later success to his work on the farm as a boy – since the 1930’s, chicken eggs were used to grow viruses for vaccines.

    Due to the lack of funds, Hilleman almost didn’t make it to college. Thankfully, his eldest brother interceded and loaned him the money to pay the tuition fees. Hilleman graduated first in his class from Montana State University in 1941 and won a fellowship to do postgraduate study in microbiology at the University of Chicago. He received his doctoral degree in 1944.

    Upon graduation, Hilleman joined the E R Squib & Sons – a virus lab based in New Jersey. Soon after he started working in the lab, Hilleman successfully developed a vaccine for Japanese B encephalitis. This infection, which is native to Asia and the West Pacific, had begun to spread to American troops who were fighting in the Pacific during World War II.

    In 1948, Hilleman began working as the Chief of the Department of Respiratory Diseases at the Army Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 1957, Hilleman discovered first signs of an impending flu pandemic that was spreading in Hong Kong. Hilleman and his colleagues raced to produce a vaccine and he oversaw the production of over 40 million vaccines that were immediately distributed across the U.S.A.

    Although 69,000 Americans died after catching the virus, if it hadn’t been for Hilleman’s efforts, the pandemic could have caused millions of deaths. In recognition of his work, the American military awarded Hilleman the Distinguished Service Medal.

    In 1963, whilst working at Merck & Co (one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies), Hilleman’s daughter, Jeryl Lynn, became ill with the mumps. Hilleman quickly drove to his lab to pick up the necessary equipment so that he could cultivate material from his daughter’s infection.

    In 1967, the original sample taken from Jeryl Lynn’s throat became the basis for the newly approved mumps vaccine. It came to be known as the “Jeryl Lynn Strain.” Hilleman later combined his mumps vaccine with the measles and rubella vaccines – which he had also developed – in order to create the MMR vaccine.

    Apart from the vaccines mentioned above, Hilleman also developed vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Hemophilus influenza type B. He also played a part in discovering the cold-producing adenoviruses, the hepatitis viruses, and the cancer-causing SV40 virus.

    In 1984, at the mandatory retirement age of 65, Hilleman resigned as Senior Vice President of Merck Research Labs. Not satisfied with retirement, he began directing the newly created Merck Institute for Vaccinology only a few months later. Hilleman continued working at the Institute for Vaccinology until his death in 2005, at the age of 85.

    Throughout his life, Hilleman received a stream of awards, including the National Medal of Science (the United States’ highest scientific honor), and the lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization. Hilleman is often described as the most successful vaccinologist in history and it is for that reason that Maurice Hilleman is our 11th Hero of Progress.

    https://humanprogress.org/article.php?p=1724

  146. Rex Mango

    Japan 2011 earthquake is one of my favourite ways to exorcise a climate change believer. Look them in the eye and ask them if they realise that earthquake shifted Japan sideways 2m. Then ask what humans could ever do to replicate such an event? Ie, lob every H-bomb in the world at the same spot and you couldn’t get close to shifting Japan an inch.

  147. egg_

    President John Setka OAM

    At least, he’s not a pollie muppet.
    Celebrity Death Match with Batty Rosie?

  148. old bloke

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3167189, posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Foyles, Waterstones and Hatchards – no trip London was ever complete without a visit to those three establishments..

    I preferred Black’s Books.

  149. egg_

    The Smeg toaster has a quality fault in its Chinese manufacture (told you that yesterday)

    LMFAO.
    I told the Office bint they’re probably all made in one or two factories in China in cookie cutter fashion when her fancy Breville purchase for our mealroom burned the fvcking toast on its lowest setting.

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    Ewwwww nota.

    I hardly ever ewwww, being one of the hardest men in Australia and all, but ewwww ewwww ewwww.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Nobody said toast.

    Especially, nobody said burnt toast.

    Forget….. forget…. forget……..

  152. notafan

    I have a hand me down meg kettle.
    The manufacturer left off the S.

    Was replaced and I got the ‘dud’

    I not caring about the letter S.

  153. areff

    “Smeg” sounds like something that requires soap and improved personal hygene

  154. Atoms for Peace

    President Empty Chair.

  155. Arky

    President for life Sam Newman.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    the 1883 Krakatoa eruption was the loudest sound ever recorded.

  157. DrBeauGan

    President for life Beaugy. Winston can have it after I get assassinated, which won’t take more than a week.

  158. Rex Mango

    President Setka would be worth it for the speeches alone. If someone can track down a recording of CFMEU meetings, they are fantastic. The use of profanities makes a David Mamet screenplay seem like something from Disney.

  159. Rex Mango

    Krakatoa was heard in Perth as cannon fire and they put ships to sea.

  160. JC

    Interesting tidbit.

    Angry Birds, the Titanic, and Ostrich Feathers

    A tale of tulip-mania in Africa, or how the automobile killed the feather market.

    The history of the ostrich trade is a very interesting one. When the Titanic sank in 1912, the most valuable cargo on board was a shipment of feathers because in 1912 only diamonds were worth more by weight than feathers! Demand was created by a fashion craze where everyone had to have fluffy feathers on their hats. Of course, people outdid each other to have the fluffiest ones possible, and the most fluffy came from ostriches.

    Read it all as it’s amusing.

    The moral of the story, don’t underestimate Sheilas’ economic impact on capitalism. Ignore them at your peril when trying to make a buck. 🙂

    The moral of the story is don’t underestimate the effect of women on capitalism. As the feather boom collapsed, all it left behind it was a legacy of ridiculous photos and one very nearly forgotten story. Thank you very much.

    https://shift.newco.co/2017/06/20/angry-birds-the-titanic-and-ostrich-feathers/

  161. Rex Mango

    Jim Moylan talking sense on 2GB about China.

  162. Muddy

    DrBeauGan
    #3167480, posted on September 25, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    President for life Beaugy. Winston can have it after I get assassinated, which won’t take more than a week.

    A week to assassinate you? That’s either brutal torture (noice), or a productivity problem.

  163. bespoke

    I don’t care just make me minister for communications or an ambassador.

  164. egg_

    I timed the [email protected] – the new ones are simply an electronic timer, rather than a thermostat – but if you make subsequent toast, the cabinet is already hot and hence there’s more chance of burning – my BigW house brand 4-slot took roughly a minute longer on frozen setting than the Breville 4-slice (with 2 long slots – probably makes a difference) and didn’t burn the toast on setting no. 2 vs setting no. 1 (minimum) on the Breville.
    I swapped the Breville for the plebs’ Viva? (identical slots) and all good.
    /Non conveyor toasters

    Where’s Motelier these days?

  165. It’s Remarkable

    The situation in both the UK and US, where the elite, left leaning establishment, in partnership with the various opposition parties are doing everything they can do thwart the will of the people, makes the 2nd amendment in the US now look visionary.
    It would be nice to see the populous arm themselves and storm the parliament, demanding that their ‘representatives’ do what they are told or feel some actual pain.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Let’s do the job properly. President for Life Numbers Ho.

  167. Rex Mango

    Tigers are done, Kevin Sheedy twelve year and 250 game player for them, has announced he’s going for the Giants.

  168. egg_

    Toast is shit.

    If it can handle Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, it can probably toast sh1t.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    Tigers are done, Kevin Sheedy twelve year and 250 game player for them, has announced he’s going for the Giants.

    Sheedy was the Giants inaugural coach. His coaching consisted mainly of drinking red wine and getting huge money from the AFL

  170. Arky

    Where’s hoppy?
    I mean Delta.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Reece Hodge banned for 3 weeks.

    Rugby is a fucking joke. It really is.

  172. egg_

    Viva?

    ‘Nero’ – fitting.

    We had the Nero sandwich press whilst they had the Breville – now they had the full Breville set in the plebs’ mealroom.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Toast is not shit.

    Anyone that hates toast is un-Australian.

    Oh.

  174. MatrixTransform

    Bosch et al … who here has an induction cooktop.

    Im tossing up between The Siemens IQ700 and the Bosch Serie 8 … AEG is a maybe

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Kevin Sheedy was a mediocre back flanker who was blessed by walking into a gifted champion team and team of champions, and invented for himself a persona of being a visionary, like Malcolm Blight.

    And as soon as he had something hard to do he fucked it up.

  176. Nick

    Siemens and Smeg. You couldn’t write this stuff lol

  177. dopey

    President Leigh Lowe of the Outer Hebrides.

  178. Rex Mango

    KD, Gruen Report discussing supermarket wars and Discovery Garden.

  179. bespoke

    I don’t care just make me minister for communications or an ambassador.

    Secretary of Education and none UN ambassador.

  180. vr

    Any thoughts on Electrolux induction stoves?

  181. pete m

    We had Russell Hobbs toaster and kettle for 14 years worked well

    Just bought new set and kettle takes longer but is super quiet love it

    Toaster defrost setting sucks but just drop them in second time and pop when done

  182. Arky

    Toast.
    I know I have said this before, but worst thread ever.
    Where’s Monty? Numberwang? Ivorpeter?
    Help.

  183. egg_

    Toaster defrost setting sucks but just drop them in second time and pop when done

    Our issue seemed to be the dryness of the base Aldi bread.
    I asked the bint if she wanted the $140 Breville that made hot crumpet.

  184. egg_

    Where’s Monty?

    Counting the sausage sizzle takings – they don’t trust him to cook.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Toast.
    I know I have said this before, but worst thread ever.
    Where’s Monty? Numberwang? Ivorpeter?
    Help.

    Hazmatic should be along about midnight – that tends to liven things up a little.

  186. Top Ender

    Marcia Langton article at the Oz not open for comments.

    Wonder why.

  187. mh

    Americans ❤️ Trump

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.

  188. bespoke

    I am Peter has potential greatness.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    the 1883 Krakatoa eruption was the loudest sound ever recorded.

    The Royal Society report into the Krakatoa eruption is an interesting read:

    The eruption of Krakatoa, and subsequent phenomena (1888)

  190. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3167502, posted on September 25, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Kevin Sheedy was a mediocre back flanker who was blessed by walking into a gifted champion team and team of champions, and invented for himself a persona of being a visionary, like Malcolm Blight.

    And as soon as he had something hard to do he fucked it up.

    You’re talking about Gus Gould and Craig Bellamy, right?

  191. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3167427, posted on September 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I shouldn’t be so one sided with my vomitous list….what about….

    President Julie Bitchup…..President Pussy Pyne…..President Craig Lardy, President Mike Ban everything Baird….President Turdbull….President Arthur Snidarsus…President Amanda Flintstone aka Vanstone.

    Any other contenders?

    President Charles Windsor.

    President Anthony Windsor.

  192. cohenite

    the 1883 Krakatoa eruption was the loudest sound ever recorded.

    The collective scream from snowflakes when Trump won was louder.

  193. feelthebern

    the 1883 Krakatoa eruption was the loudest sound ever recorded.

    I did a fart today that would rival that.

  194. Rex Mango

    Sadly no-one recored the sound of Krakatoa in 1883, but Anak Krakatoa, the Child of Krakatoa is nearing the same size as when it’s dad did the big burp, although December last year a lot of it fell into the water causing a tsunami. Shouldn’t be too long before we get another big eruption.

  195. Cold-Hands

    Thanks to the erroneous Hollywood movie’s title, “Krakatoa, east of Java“, I always start looking for Anak Krakatoa in the wrong place.

  196. Ellie

    For FB users. Warning – contains bad language.
    Link

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    The Black Death that arrived in Pomland in 1347 is apparently the greatest natural disaster of our time.

    Authorities in LA and San Fran were unavailable for comment.

  198. Rex Mango

    Watching the Looming Tower on SBS & the young FBI bloke having shocker of date with hot chick at restaurant. She says he is treating her like a buddy, as he just tells her anecdotes. She is good to go and eventually penny drops and he goes back to her joint. He gets laid. They never explained how he overcome that problem over dinner, to then get to bed. Massive plot hole right there.

  199. Empire 5:5

    The collective scream from snowflakes when Trump won was louder.

    LOL. This mob were pretty quiet. 1 min of snowflake tears. Enjoy.

    https://youtu.be/wrWzBg475Q8

  200. Rex Mango

    Just couldn’t suspend disbelief in that scene, as most difficult situation to escape over dinner, is where she raises how badly it’s going. He pulled off a miraculous stunt to recover like that from coffin corner. Writers didn’t have imagination to show how he did it, so just cut to post coitus.

  201. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    feelthebern
    #3167531, posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Good thread on the crooks in the Ukraine.

    Looks like they are all crooks.

    That’s on Ukrainians; but don’t fall for the pro Moscow stuff either. The pro Russia mob are very corrupt and have subverted many elections. The Ukrainian nationalists might well be corrupt, but how are they different to Putin who wants to take them over with his also corrupt cronies?

    If they’re all crooked, a westerner ought to cut them all off.

    The fact is in the last 38 years, only Reagan and the Bushes have not been involved in some way.

    The idea that Putin is better for the West than Trump or Farage is fairly kooky.

    Trump never let a pissed militia commander shoot down a civilian air liner.

  202. cohenite

    Boy oh boy, Rudy Giuliani fired up about this biden shit show and the skank Pelosi impeachment distraction.

    Something’s got to give. The demorats and swamp are walking around like LA vagrants pissing and pooing everywhere and nothing’s happening to them.

    Murray had a segment at the beginning of his show supposedly indicating all of this is about the demorats working to capture the senate.

  203. Eyrie

    Knew a guy who allegedly flew under the Harbour Bridge in 1988 for the Bi-Centennial in a Tiger Moth.
    Was called in for tea and bikkies with The Regulator so most likely. Rocked up with his lawyer.
    “So Mr X, you flew under the bridge”
    “I have nothing to say to you”
    ‘What made you do it?”
    “I have nothing to say to you”
    ” Is the rest of the interview going to go like this?”
    “Dunno, you are the guys that called it”
    “Interview over”.

  204. Mater

    Im tossing up between The Siemens IQ700 and the Bosch Serie 8 … AEG is a maybe

    Matrix,
    I’ve got a large Siemens Induction Cooktop (not sure it’s the IQ700 due to it’s age). Eight years and never missed a beat. Highly recommended.

  205. Eyrie

    Gotta go with Bosch for dishwashers. had one for 9 years. All devices engineered by humans should do their jobs so quietly and, reliably and unobtrusively.

  206. Infidel Tiger

    Why are men discussing cooktops?

    It’s none of our business. Stay out of it fellas.

  207. Muddy

    Domestic Appliance Night (D.A.N.) at The Cat.
    Can you smell the DANger?
    At least no-one has compared electric toothbrushes yet.

  208. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Tinkering is alive and well.

    Spicy backyard chem.

  209. MatrixTransform

    Why are men discussing cooktops?

    Have you ever eaten something my missus cooked?

  210. MatrixTransform

    actually, her Spag Bog is a triumph

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3167546, posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Why are men discussing cooktops?

    It’s none of our business. Stay out of it fellas.

    Not entirely.
    Blokes need to show a bit of interest otherwise they end up buying a Cherman cooktop for $10 large when the missus could just as easily burn the chops using a $600 Chef upright.

  212. Infidel Tiger

    A friend of mine let his wife design their kitchen

    He ended up having to fork out $40,000 for a Wolf Stove and about $80,000 for a Sub Zero fridge.

    Luckily he is rich.

  213. cohenite

    It is just astounding how many pollies are mind fucked about alarmism. Rex Patrick of the centre alliance, crucial to passing government legislation in the senate is a blithering alarmist.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3167496, posted on September 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Tigers are done, Kevin Sheedy twelve year and 250 game player for them, has announced he’s going for the Giants.

    Sheedy was the Giants inaugural coach. His coaching consisted mainly of drinking red wine and getting huge money from the AFL

    Yeah, exactly.
    His best days were mostly last century, depending which century you put 2000 into.
    His job was pure PR at GWS, and had bugger all to do with coaching.
    Although his smackdown of Eddie Maguire while he was there was top drawer.

  215. Delcon

    President Marcia Langton.
    And how about UN Secretary General Greta Thunberg?

  216. Nob

    Eyrie
    #3167542, posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    Knew a guy who allegedly flew under the Harbour Bridge

    I worked with one such in WA mines in 1977/78.

    His mates (not he) told me that he had flown upside down under the SHB.

    No idea whether it was true.

    He was a big bloke with a metal plate in his head from some accident .

    Possibly ex-military.

    A lot of his mates were.

  217. Delcon

    As for US President, AOC, of course.

  218. Rex Mango

    Looming Tower, hot chick rescuing young FBI bloke from boring party at NYE in NYC 1999 just after midnight. He’s on the job this one. No wonder those buildings got hit.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘He was a big bloke with a metal plate in his head from some accident.’

    Possibly some type of aerial Harbour Bridge-related misfortune?

    After which he finished upside down?

    With a bit of bridge in his head?

  220. Arky

    So what’s happening in football?
    Forget it, just kidding.
    I prefer adult pursuits.

  221. Rex Mango

    Is Looming Tower a docco? John O’Neil the older FBI bloke who could see the problem is getting more action than Sinatra.

  222. A few of us couldn’t find a decent political party for which to vote, so we’re creating our own.

    Don’t fight City Hall. Become City Hall.

    The AUSTRALIAONE Launch video

  223. cohenite

    Good article about how the current generation have been hoodwinked into believing alarmism:

    A number of issues have been canvassed in response to the kiddies’ climate marches: the role of adult-led activist organisations in encouraging and organising the marches, the apparent acquiescence of schools and principals, the debauching of school curricula, the role of teachers in peddling ideology while pretending it is science, and the sheer nonsense that is climate alarmism. These are all valid topics and, in their own ways, alarming markers of educational decline.

    Two deeper questions also beg attention. First, is Generation Z really so dumb that they believe this stuff? Not only believe it, but can be cajoled into the streets to bleat and shout it to the world. Second, don’t young people question things anymore? Back in the day, students used to question authority, to doubt things they were fed, on the basis of their natural scepticism of the ruling class and the ruling ideas of the age. Whether they sign up to be useful idiots in this age and for this issue — because of their lack of knowledge of the facts of climate science, or because they now simply believe whatever they are told — either way we are in deep trouble. One day, in the not too distant future, “the most educated (sic) generation in history” will be our society’s leaders. This generation of students doesn’t know what it doesn’t know, nor does it have the critical tools with which to judge when things might not be what they seem. Put bluntly, they seem no longer to have in-built intellectual BS detectors. Yes, we can blame the activist teachers and the curriculum debauchers in the cossetted echo chambers of our “education” departments. But even if our youngsters are fed rubbish, shouldn’t they be able to tell? And in being able to tell, grow up with the skills and knowledge needed to lead functioning adult lives of discernment and judgement.

    This is, of course the Wikipedia generation, the tecchie generation, the boys and girls with the toys. The irony is that the one abiding virtue of former generations of learners, “excellence”, has gone missing just at the time when we most require it of our young people. Achieving excellence, even pursuing it, and knowing why it is valuable in study and in life generally, is of great importance in the times in which we live, and its absence is of chilling consequence….

  224. Rex Mango

    SBS World News now going bananas about the Brexit debacle and can Boris save his job. Thing is, eleven judges of the Supreme Court is a lot. Eleven judges almost constitutes an alternative parliament.

  225. Muddy

    Riccardo Bosi

    Is it just me, or does that read ‘Rug’ Bosi on YouTube?

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