Tuesday Forum: September 24, 2019

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  1. Rex Mango

    NSW passed new abortion law tonight after marathon upper house sitting. Meanwhile couple of hundred million folk to the north in Indonesia, are passing a new criminal code that makes abortion illegal (also sex outside marriage = 1yr gaol).

  2. Empire 5:5

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

    Good kit, but.

  3. Muddy

    Riccardo Bosi

    That’s a decent introductory video, and there is potential to make other short vids extrapolating on various statements. I have a few thoughts, but am about to down head for the night, so will respond in more detail in the following days. I am looking for somewhere to park my vote, but I’m not a promiscuous voter; I have high standards.

  4. MatrixTransform

    10 -smallish Chicken Thigh fillets
    20ish – Garlic Cloves
    about 600m of chicken stock (make yr own ya pussies)
    2 smallish lemons
    about 1/2 cup of dry white

    peel the garlic by chucking the cloves in a pot together with a lid and shaking the shit outta it like a crazy bastard. Skins should come away easily

    bring the stock to boil and turf in the garlic then very low simmer with a lid for about 30min

    Grab the chook fillets and then brown them up in heavy pan that you can eventually transfer into the oven.
    use equal parts olive oil and butter … I dunno a tablespoon of each. maybe a little more
    not too high .
    dont burn the butter or the chook
    put them aside

    let the pan cool enough that you can touch it.
    Throw in about a tablespoon of flour and use the back of a fork to get all the tasty chicken grits off.
    chuck in the wine
    take the garlic outta the stock and then chuck the stock in with the wine and flour.
    If the stock is hot then stir like crazy or it will glug.
    it should thicken nicely to watery gravy
    If it all goes in cold then you may need to gently warm it while stirring to thicken

    Get the browned chook and arrange it in the pan with the sauce
    scatter the garlic around and between the chicken

    peel the lemons with a knife trying not to leave much pith (its bitter)
    Slice the peeled lemons thinly
    scatter sliced lemon into the pan with the rest.

    with a lid on, into the oven at 190 for 35 minutes
    take the lid off, and let it have another 5 or 10min

    after cooking stir through a handful or torn basil leaves

    serve with creamy mash and broccoli

    Eating this will make you instantly as hard as a cryptic crossword

    That’s why

  5. JC

    Reading through a friend’s travel blog who at the time of the post was motorbiking through Tanzania , or the country further north ( I forget and can’t bother checking). Anyway the comparisons is pretty startling but at the same time, in the broad sweep of things the things, what we do are pretty similar in a way.

    In the African country.

    I saw a lady this morning combining two modes of transporting provisions. She balanced a pack on her head while she was pedalling a fully loaded bike. It was very skillful and I really should have taken a picture. Her skills rivaled the Dutch lady I once saw on the back of a bike, rolling a cigarette with one hand, while texting with the other. Impressive stuff.

    This dude in on his way to motorbiking through all the continents in different directions and places .. well most anyway.

  6. Davey Boy

    President Adam Goodes
    (two birds with one stone, right there)

  7. Muddy #3167572, posted on September 25, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Riccardo Bosi

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

    RUG – Intials and nickname

    there is potential to make other short vids extrapolating on various statements. I have a few thoughts,

    I’m interested. Send them to [email protected]

  8. JC

    Hey Riccardo, Socrates keeps suggesting you’re a coward. I’m not kidding and not making it up. He says all Italians are cowards and don’t belong here.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    there is potential to make other short vids extrapolating on various statements. I have a few thoughts,

    Be interested in the new parties policy on agriculture.

  10. Tel

    Great video … the A1 party will be right at the top of any phonebook listing.

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, I gotta say.

    I watched all the ruckus surrounding the AC mob elsewhere and on the Cat (freakin’ obviously) and I thought ‘rah rah, rah de blah, says some of the right things but it’s too nice’. Options in the NT in any event were limited, to put it as graciously as I can.

    Anyone that uses the words ‘traitors’ in relation to Parliament and ‘cowards’ for the senior leadership of the ADF has my undivided attention.

    Additionally, the clip also has the qualifier ‘for a cause greater than yourself’ which naturally rules out halfwits.

    Rule No. 1. No snowflakes. Highly promising.

  12. Tel

    Hey Riccardo, Socrates keeps suggesting you’re a coward. I’m not kidding and not making it up. He says all Italians are cowards and don’t belong here.

    This is about unity JC … all of us pulling together .. even the Greeks … because it’s too important for petty differences.

    Never mind, you wouldn’t understand.

  13. JC

    I though he should know, Tel. It’s the right thing to do. 🙂 And as you say, alerting Ricc will bring everyone together. A unity ticket.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rule No. 1. No snowflakes. Highly promising.

    I like another slogan “Amateur hour is over.”

  15. Tel

    JC you are the maestro of petty differences.

    Admit it!

  16. Cold-Hands

    Some of the Fauxcahontas parodies appearing now are just brilliant.

  17. Arky

    Vet just left message.
    Had to put me old boxer cross girl down today.
    Bloody awful timing.
    The missus had one condition when we started going out: I had to let her go home every year to see her family. These last few years with her Dad starting to fade I felt I needed to go too. Seeing how they walk around in traffic here with cars and scooters everywhere I really wanted to help keep an eye on my girl too.
    I knew Boxer was 50/50 to make it through an extended stay away from home.
    When Baz the dingo cross died I went round the pounds looking for another dingo type dog.
    Boxer had the colouring, but unfortunately not the intelligence.
    She was the stupidest dog I ever knew. But brave? Brave as anything. One tough little dog.
    I would take her to the beach and throw a stick out as far as I could, and it did not matter how big the waves, she would smash out through, pick out the stick and surf back in.
    In really big seas passers- by would stop and watch this dog take on the waves.
    RIP Boxer girl.

  18. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    That’s a good ad Ricardo.

    I am so sorry for you that Cory was a squib.

    I wish you could get that on TV.

  19. Steve trickler

    He’s produced some GEMS in his time.

    Soundtracks!



  20. JC

    Okay, I admit it, Tel. That’s if you want me to lie. What brought on this untrue accusation though.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Vet just left message.
    Had to put me old boxer cross girl down today.

    That’s a mission I used to hate, when we “had the farm.”

    Cite you the example of the local, who took a dog into town to be euthanized, and brought the body home, to be “buried up on the hill.”

    Local cop pulled him over, and wrote him a ticket for having an unsecured load….

  22. JC

    Sorry to hear that Arky. I love dogs. The one that preceded this one we have was a complete mutt with bull terrier in him somewhere down the line as he had a curved nose and a spotted eye. That fucker wouldn’t need a stick thrown in the water, he’d just take off swimming on his own… at the Portsea back beach in real shitty conditions. Sometimes they aren’t waves, they’re mini tsunamis. He’d go swimming.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    Boxers are awesome. Crossed or not.

    Shit situation, Arky.

  24. Cold-Hands

    Have we had this before? A a professor of medieval history at the University of Oxford has tallied the number of penises on the Bayeux Tapestry.

  25. Tel

    A a professor of medieval history at the University of Oxford has tallied the number of penises on the Bayeux Tapestry.

    History ain’t what it used to be.

  26. Leigh Lowe

     at the Portsea back beach in real shitty conditions. Sometimes they aren’t waves, they’re mini tsunamis. He’d go swimming.

    I know this beach like the back of my paw.
    Sorry to hear about the hound Arky.

  27. jupes

    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.

    Good on you Ricardo. One thing we can rely on with you, is that if you ever get elected, you will never lower your standards.

    Andrew Hastie has been a big disappointment recently by supporting the flawed process being used to crucify our Special Force soldiers.

  28. jupes

    Sad day Arky.

    How is the Model A going?

  29. Hazmatic

    It isn’t essentially about Vietnam. It’s about the appalling standard of scholarship.

    A PhD student is supposed to make a “significant original contribution to knowledge.” For four long years all we’ve had from this academic poseur has been anecdote and assertion.

    After four long years he still cannot define precisely what a National Serviceman is…

    Now, his position is that there couldn’t possibly be any volunteers for Vietnam because there were no alternatives to selective service.

    Let’s go back to the three ways National Service could be completely avoided this time with examples from The UNSW Australians at war Film archive.

    Method 1 – Join the CMF

    Let’s look at an example from Archive number: 1669

    Q. You Weren’t expecting your marble to drop?
    No, I wasn’t, it was a complete shock. In those days, you did have the option of volunteering to join the CMF, the Citizen Military Forces and you had to sign up for six years. And I saw that as quite an imposition. Because, well, I wasn’t interested in the military and really didn’t want to volunteer to be in the military. So, I didn’t consider that really as an option, so I think I just sort of took a risk and lost.

    Method 2 – Become a conscientious Objector.

    Let’s look at an example from Archive number: 916

    Q. Was there any moment in that process where you could have ticked a box and not gone to Vietnam?
    A. I could have registered as a conscientious objector and probably have got out of it, postponed or not gone. And I didn’t even think too much about that until about I had come to Canungra to do jungle training, and when I came back, we were in three rooms in the Reinforcement holding wing, and I had a room even though I was living out. And when I came back one of the guys that was in the room with me he had actually got his date to go to Vietnam and so had one of the other guys that was in with me. He had actually gone into town into hiding and registered as a conscientious objector.

    Method 3 – Fail the medical

    Let’s look at an example from Archive number: 1855

    Q. What was the medical, if it was that easy to fail?
    A. Well, the cursory examination, they took your height and your weight and your blood pressure it lasted all of I can’t really remember, but it seemed pretty quick. You’d all go in there you’d take your clothes off, they’d all look at you and I know, anecdotally, that someone said they had flat feet whatever they are or asthma or something so I imagine that the medical officers at that time, it’s much better, if someone really doesn’t want to go in, you know to say you’ve failed your medical. Cause the army doesn’t want them, but most of the blokes were quite happy you see, so those that wanted to passed their medicals, and those that didn’t want to, failed their medical.

    Then there was one unique way of avoiding Vietnam altogether…

    Let’s look at an example from Archive number: 948

    The other thing, because many of us were teachers, when we were at corps training, the army while we were there, it would’ve been about August I think, August, September, wanted us to go to – to give away signals and to go to New Guinea as sergeant instructors. And I recall saying when I was told we had to go in to Vic Barracks in Melbourne, St Kilda for the interview. I said, “Tell them I’m not interested. I don’t want to go. I want to stay in signals.” They says, “Nup, you’ve got to go for the interview.” So I went to the interview and I think there was something like a major and a colonel, there were fairly senior officers there, three or four of them, saying yes you’d go to New Guinea as a sergeant instructor and you’d be teaching the Pacific Island Regiment and I said to them, “I don’t want to go, I’m not convinced I want to go back to teaching so I don’t want to teach while I’m in the army.” And they to my surprise, they accepted that, but the thing was the comment, “Well you’ll probably go to Vietnam and get killed.” And I said, “Well that’s a chance I’ll take.”

    The PhD student figures there must be some people who volunteered for National Service and supposes that there must be a record of them somewhere in the AWM archives.

    There isn’t.

    If the PhD student wants to make a “significant original contribution to knowledge.” He can crunch the numbers himself. It took me 20 minutes to do the first 100 of the 602 Nashos that served in his Battalion on his tour. No fancy techniques I did it in Excel. In the first 100 records (alphabetically ABERNETHY – COUPER) there were 8 National Serviceman whose birth dates did not correlate with any dates of the lottery ball of death. They were volunteers for National Service.

    Let’s look at an example from Archive number: 889

    So my birthday’s marble didn’t come out and I got a letter to say that my conscription had been deferred and that was it. I suppose that I developed, something inside me said, “Hey, you really need to contribute. Your services are required. We have got guys overseas who need our support”. I was quite nationalistic in those days and I still am. I am a very strong supporter of the Australian flag and what Australia stands for. And I thought long and hard about it, and I said to Dad, “I am thinking of volunteering for service.” And I can’t recall the situation at the time but I think he nearly fell over. So we talked about it a little bit. He gave me advice but he didn’t say yes or no, he just said, “That’s your decision and we’ll support you whatever way you want to go. Just think long and hard before you make a decision”. So I thought long and hard and I said, “No, I am going to volunteer.” So I wrote away, and I got a letter back saying that I had been accepted, had to front for an interview, went through the pros and cons of checking your eyesight, and coughing when you have got to cough, and so on.

    The lack of intellectual enquiry is breathtaking. Despite the evidence presented to him he cannot be shaken from his narrative.

    Arguing from a position of anecdote and assertion would see a gross fail in a high school essay.

    The PhD student has denied reading more books on the subject than he has admitted he’s read. A truly pathetic position.

    By the time someone is considered as a PhD Candidate there is an expectation that researching a subject would be a highly developed skill. “It’s a figure I continue to chase, as I haven’t found it anywhere else so far. It would, I think, be somewhere in the AWM archives.” Is the most damning thing the PhD candidate has written ever. Here or elsewhere. Not. A. Clue.

    Here’s a free clue.

    Here’s another.

    It’s almost as if he’s given away so many participation prizes that he expects one for himself.
    It’s his supervisor I feel sorry for…

  30. JD

    Rule Britannia. Boris at the UN. Fantastic speech. Not sure where the punctuations are!

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No, I wasn’t, it was a complete shock. In those days, you did have the option of volunteering to join the CMF, the Citizen Military Forces and you had to sign up for six years. And I saw that as quite an imposition. Because, well, I wasn’t interested in the military and really didn’t want to volunteer to be in the military. So, I didn’t consider that really as an option, so I think I just sort of took a risk and lost

    My understanding, and I’m happy to be corrected, is that you had to join the Citizen’s Military Forces a year before the dreaded ballot, and you had to complete six years “proficient service” – attend training nights, weekends and annual camps. In theory, if you didn’t render your proficient service, you could be conscripted, whether your number had been drawn or not, in practice it never happened – if you couldn’t handle six years part time service, you weren’t likely be be much chop at two years full time.

    I’m also interested in your comment that the R.S.M. of 7RAR at the time was a fine soldier indeed, and allany reluctant National Servicemen had to do was “front the R.S.M” and they would be left behind.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Also, for what it’s worth, there are several recent titles written, with access to the North Vietnamese records and archives, and they reveal a very different picture to the propaganda war they waged at the time.

  33. Rex Mango

    Hazmatic is like that naked Indian who keeps appearing to Wayne and leading him to Jim Morrison in Wayne’s World 2.

  34. Bruce in WA

    Sorry for your loss, Arky.

  35. Steve trickler

    Imagine a world without dogs.



  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Man.

    I’m no scholar, but that’s devastating.

  37. A1 AustraliaOne will get my vote.

    This group deserves the support, financial and physical, of every real Australian.

    Those parasites who have neglected our fuel reserves, water supply and electricity generation deserve to lose their cushy parliamentary seats, cheap meals and luxurious pensions.

    Servicemen and women as well as veterans deserve MPs and senators who know that loyalty must go down as well as up!

  38. Arky

    Thanks for comments.
    Give your mutts an ear rub and a treat.

  39. Rex Mango

    Here’s Steyn weighing in on the Pell decision at 15min mark and judges in general, though have to admit, the Great Man saves his best for his own case against Michael Mann just after that. Also at end he describes a show about the FBI Lisa Page, Peter Strick emails which is funny:

  40. Zatara

    Trump Zalenskyy Transcript

    Dems open Pandora’s box and find…. Biden.

    No quid pro quo. No Trump holding back foreign aid money for cooperation. Just a President doing his job.

    That’s right Joe, being a candidate for public office doesn’t mean your crimes can’t be investigated. Just the opposite.

    One suspects the Biden camp shat a brick when Schiff started running his mouth about a new investigation into Trump and the Ukraine. Going to be kind of hard to sweep Biden’s actions under the rug now that you’ve insisted on making this public in the biggest possible way.

    So let’s get that Congressional investigation the Dems were screaming for started! I won’t hold my breath though.

  41. JC

    Zat,
    The D’rats TDS madness has very likely caused the destruction of Biden. Very, very funny.

  42. One suspects the Biden camp shat a brick when Schiff started running his mouth about a new investigation into Trump and the Ukraine.

  43. One suspects the Biden camp shat a brick when Schiff started running his mouth about a new investigation into Trump and the Ukraine.

    +1

  44. Arky

    No one else is going to, so I will attempt a down the middle balanced take on the Trump transcript.
    Put Biden’s potential wrong doing aside.
    WRT Trump, the question is: Did he attempt to bribe, coerce or leverage the Ukraine into an action that benefitted himself. (Specifically for the 2020 election)
    The transcript itself does not answer that clearly one way or the other.
    He asks for an investigation that, depending on the outcome, and the timing of the reveal of the outcome, might have given him ammunition in 2020 against one possible opponent.
    He asked for this immediately after the Ukrainian mentioned military equipment purchase.
    The President’s culpability will depend on the specific timing of events: The suspension of aid, calls between leaders, any progress in investigations or communications between departments, contracts, whistle blower report, resumption of aid, etc.
    Without a detailed timeline of all these events, it is difficult to make a conclusion.

  45. Knuckle Dragger:

    Anyone that uses the words ‘traitors’ in relation to Parliament and ‘cowards’ for the senior leadership of the ADF has my undivided attention.
    Additionally, the clip also has the qualifier ‘for a cause greater than yourself’ which naturally rules out halfwits.

    +many, many.

  46. Arky

    Myself, personally, I think if Trump was asking for an investigation with the motivation of getting to the bottom of those issues, and revealing them in a timely manner, no problem. BUT, if he was attempting to set the ground for a victory in 2020 against Biden, with the intent to time this after the democrat primaries, then that is bad.

  47. Arky

    From here on in, both sides will attempt to obscure certain parts of the story: Trump’s camp will downplay the order in which issues were raised in that phone call.
    Democrat partisans will attempt to completely avoid the possibility that Trump might have genuine public interest reasons to ask for assistance from Ukraine.

  48. Arky

    It is neither a nothing burger, not is it a slam dunk case.

  49. Riccardo:
    I’m prepared to give your mob a go, but I really, really hope you screen your candidates well.
    It seems that most of the ones who have been chosen for the Right turn out to be dodgy bastards who turn Left at the first opportunity.

  50. Arky

    Democrats will demand, and get, all communications relevant to this.
    Ringing in everyone’s brains is that line from Watergate: It was the cover up that eventually did Nixon. Democrats want evidence of cover up. Trump will want to avoid any such taint.
    Democrats will want to push the Trump camp into anything that can be painted as a cover up.

  51. None

    Haha Branco is funny, thanks Tom.

    So the iPad threw in some lollipop news item about having twins and I did something I rarely do. I clicked through to find a Mamma Mia article with some banter about carrying and birthing twins by Rebecca Judd complete with photos… of gay dads with twins. Plus one transgrnder something. Not only was this profoundly sexist in that it was negating a woman’s own story about her body, giving birth, postpartum depression which is more common after birthing twins wand so on, it was also biologically f***** in that it is impossible for a man to carry a child much lessunderstand all that entails and lastly it was just blatant propaganda. And then I thought how many people click through this stuff everyday and just feed off it particularly because it’s pushed through their ISP and because in their demented minds they think it is free. Day in day out this sort of s*** is drip-fed through big tech in bed with leftist media.

  52. None

    David Rowe must be happy. His colour palette isconsiderably brighter today. Even if his content is still delusional and demented.

  53. bespoke

    Riccardo Bosi
    #3167568, posted on September 25, 2019 at 10:24 pm
    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

    Good luck, I’m a bit shy to join after what happened to AC and some would say that’s a good thing 😊 Probably the only thing I could help is transport and be part of the crowd.

  54. bespoke

    Ellie
    #3167533, posted on September 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm
    For FB users. Warning – contains bad language.
    Link

    “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.”

  55. bespoke

    The Cat
    It’s not only a place to fill gaps in knowledge curtesy of the like of Speedbox, Hazmatic etc… but at times it has on full display the best parts of humanity that was shown to Arky.

    Life is good.

  56. Win

    Does any one find David Rowe’s cartoons amusing or witty? I had decided to do a scroll over but had do see what sort of a psychotic Canberra take he had on the world today. I still missBill Mitchell.

  57. Tel

    Tom #3167654, Chip Bok.

    Should be his pants on fire.

  58. 1735099

    A PhD student is supposed to make a “significant original contribution to knowledge.” For four long years all we’ve had from this academic poseur has been anecdote and assertion.

    Except that my posts in this playpen are not being submitted as part of any thesis.
    Perhaps, however, I could use this blog as a source for evidence of the prevelance of outrage against any truth telling about our Vietnam debacle.

    After four long years he still cannot define precisely what a National Serviceman is…

    That’s rubbish. I can also spot the difference between a conscript and a volunteer. something obviously beyond the capacity of many who post here. Just to remind you of the fact, the only volunteers who fought in Vietnam were regular soldiers and those who volunteered for national service. Sad but true.

    Now, his position is that there couldn’t possibly be any volunteers for Vietnam because there were no alternatives to selective service.

    Show me where I wrote that. Show me where I wrote that there “were no volunteers in Vietnam”. Of course there were alternatives, but because they weren’t universally taken up doesn’t somehow make every national Serviceman a volunteer.
    To argue that anyone who was called up and served in Vietnam was a “volunteer” because they didn’t use any of the “outs” you so comprehensively listed either prior to, or after registration for National Service is utterly preposterous. I don’t (by the way) have a “position”. I have an enquiry.
    I can only speak for myself in saying that I was a very reluctant soldier, and certainly not a volunteer. The sane approach, based on the odds, was to submit to the ballot, and trust your birthdate didn’t get drawn. This didn’t work for me, but it did for the majority at the time. Given that 804286 registered between 1964 and 1972, and 567238 were balloted out, the odds were pretty good – about 70% . Taking it further, when you consider that about 19000 actually served in Vietnam (about 2% of all registrants), they improve even more.
    Most of the people I have spoken to down the years have told me that like me, once balloted in they “went along with it”.
    Beyond being balloted in, there was a series of cards to fall before Infantry service in a battalion in Vietnam became a reality for any individual. They included corps allocation and unit posting. Many (like me) requested a corps posting more attuned to their experience (in my case Education Corps).
    Failing that, because units were rotated through Vietnam, it was possible to identify an Infantry battalion that was already in country in the knowledge that most likely it would be back in Australia before the posting was through.
    This didn’t match with manpower requirements at the time, and most of us who took the time to research this approach (as I did) were ultimately unsuccessful.

    The lack of intellectual enquiry is breathtaking. Despite the evidence presented to him he cannot be shaken from his narrative.

    Well there you go. Because I provide a counterpoint I exhibit a “lack of intellectual enquiry”. What “evidence” is that? You’ve told nothing I didn’t already know. And what is my “narrative”?
    The only “narrative” I want to finish up with is the truth.

    I’ll pass your anonymous condolences on to my supervisor at our teleconference today. He reads this blog (after I alerted him to it) and is amused, to say the least.

  59. Mark A

    Win
    #3167666, posted on September 26, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Does any one find David Rowe’s cartoons amusing or witty? I had decided to do a scroll over but had do see what sort of a psychotic Canberra take he had on the world today. I still missBill Mitchell.

    Its only value is in showing up the difference between real talented cartoonists and dilettantes.
    I glance at them occasionally but mostly can’t be bothered, life is short enough as is.

  60. Herodotus

    Greta Thunberg’s IMDB page with acting credits etc.
    Link

  61. notafan

    Asking for an investigation to establish whether there is wrong doing is bad because the person being asked themselves asked for military assistance?
    Was someone asking for something to be made up?

    If not, so what?

  62. Ellie

    “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.”

    Yeah. I think FB removed it. Thousands of likes etc. Must not be allowed to criticize Greta Thunberg.

    Are you on FB, bespoke? You have to be to view it. What does it show when you click on it?

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    Does any one find David Rowe’s cartoons amusing or witty?

    No. But he is further evidence that lefties cannot do humour anymore. Which I suppose figures, since the left are so totally bonkers right now that they are a giant joke themselves.

    The Bee is an example of the other side. Boy do they have a target rich environment or what?

  64. bespoke

    Are you on FB, bespoke? You have to be to view it. What does it show when you click on it?

    No I’m not, Just that quote, Ellie.

    Cheers

  65. zyconoclast

    They are not sending their best

    Undocumented Immigrants, U.S. Citizens, and Convicted Criminals in Arizona

    Abstract
    Using newly released detailed data on all prisoners who entered the Arizona state prison from January 1985 through June 2017, we are able to separate non-U.S. citizens by whether they are illegal or legal residents. Unlike other studies, these data do not rely on self-reporting of criminal backgrounds. Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens. Yet, there are several reasons that these numbers are likely to underestimate the share of crime committed by undocumented immigrants. There are dramatic differences between in the criminal histories of convicts who are U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants.

    Young convicts are especially likely to be undocumented immigrants. While undocumented immigrants from 15 to 35 years of age make up slightly over two percent of the Arizona population, they make up about eight percent of the prison population. Even after adjusting for the fact that young people commit crime at higher rates, young undocumented immigrants commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S. citizens. These undocumented immigrants also tend to commit more serious crimes.

    If undocumented immigrants committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 [email protected], 8,900 robberies, 25,300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries.

  66. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So the iPad threw in some lollipop news item about having twins and I did something I rarely do. I clicked through to find a Mamma Mia article with some banter about carrying and birthing twins by Rebecca Judd complete with photos… of gay dads with twins. Plus one transgrnder something.

    I clicked on a article comparing the iphone 11 pro cameras to a canon DSLR IV with supposedly photos of a wedding.

    WTF

    no warning the pictures where of a fucking fag wedding. FUCK OFF who wants to see that shit.

    the left is dragging us into civilisational euthanasia

  67. Mater

    I’ll pass your anonymous condolences on to my supervisor at our teleconference today. He reads this blog (after I alerted him to it) and is amused, to say the least.

    Does he think “The Gulag Archipelago” is a work of fiction, too?

  68. Mater

    He reads this blog (after I alerted him to it) and is amused, to say the least.

    Bob,
    He’s laughing at you, not with you!

  69. bespoke

    It’s been pointed out by many people on several sites (for years) that numberwangs obscure phrasing is the centre of this controversy but will he change nope if he did the attention he craves will reduce.

  70. Top Ender

    Boris J has followed the Cat rule – also adopted by The Donald – of always doubling down:

    Boris Johnson has defiantly challenged opposition parties to unseat his government in the first sitting since parliament resumed after a constitutional ruling by the Supreme Court.

    Addressing the House of Commons after flying back early from the US, the British Prime Minister showed no remorse for the prorogation decision which the Supreme Court ruled illegal.

    Instead, he spikily ignored calls for his resignation by both Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Scottish Nationalist politician Ian Blackford and challenged them to bring on a vote of no confidence in his government to spark an election.

    After being clapped into Westminster by his Tory MPs for a wild and rowdy sitting, Mr Johnson defended his decision to prorogue parliament for five weeks

    ’’The historical record will reflect all prime ministers have had prorogation: (Ex Tory leader) John Major prorogued for several weeks prior to an election. Let’s be clear, we are as one in respecting the Supreme Court and as one in thinking that judgment was wrong,’’ he said.

    Mr Johnson goaded Mr Corbyn and other opposition leaders to support a general election or to castigate him in a confidence vote, saying that instead of letting the voters decide by backing one of the two previous votes for a general election, “they ran for the courts.’’

  71. zyconoclast

    US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries – shrinking this war machine is a must

    The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our new study calculated the contribution of this vast infrastructure to climate change.

  72. notafan

    Someone, presumably a progressive (making a massive assumption because an humanities academic) is reading the cat and is amused.

    Well there are a lot of very amusing comments here.

    What surprises me is that there a such a thing as progressive that has an actual sense of humour.

    Nasty bitter twisted is more the order of the day for progs.

  73. bespoke

    He reads this blog (after I alerted him to it) and is amused, to say the least.

    If the supervisor is any good he/she would go back in numberwangs time line. numberwang has a history fudging what he said that why he gets frustrated at being fact checked.

  74. zyconoclast

    How many of the stabbers and stabees attend church?

    Church leaders urge government to ban pointed kitchen knives

    Church leaders in the Diocese of Rochester have called for the government to enforce stricter rules on the sale of domestic knives.

    The signatories have urged Government to “take urgent measures to promote the sale of safe kitchen knife designs and restrict those designs which have been used in so many acts of violence.”

    “Historically we needed a point on the end of our knife to pick up food because forks weren’t invented. Now we only need the point to open packets when we can’t be bothered to find the scissors,” the letter reads.

  75. calli

    Hey, amused PhD supervisor.

    Any recommendations on dishwashers?

  76. egg_

    Hazmatic is like that naked Indian who keeps appearing to Wayne and leading him to Jim Morrison in Wayne’s World 2.

    All wasted on Hologram Bob, but if it keeps your brethren happy.

  77. Mater

    If the supervisor is any good he/she would go back in numberwangs time line. numberwang has a history fudging what he said that why he gets frustrated at being fact checked

    Such as:

    1735099
    #1482435, posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Do you think what was done to conscripts between 1963 and 1972 was just?

    Bob,
    While you’re speaking to your supervisor, perhaps you could get your heads together and work out when said ‘conscription’ actually commenced.

    Hint: Your much referenced AWM website seems to have an answer.

  78. calli

    That was a bit too non-inclusive, and triggering.

    I did consider “white goods”, but that was worserer.

  79. calli

    And…I dropped in an Oxford comma in order to look edumacated.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    Kiwis are very quiet people.

    NZ College Student Died in Dorm Room, Found Two Months Later

    According to a report by the Washington Post, it took two months for staffers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand to find a student that had died in his dorm room.

    The first-year student, who lived in a single-occupancy dorm room, was found after the student’s father contacted the police. Some students had complained about a strong odor that emanated out from under the student’s door.

    I suppose you could understand why, with some students, an odour coming from their room might be unsurprising.

  81. egg_

    Toast is shit.

    Chink Missus doesn’t make toast?
    I note that folk usually get their carbs from either bread or rice – the Asian plebs at work didn’t use the toaster much but some half European/Westernised ones used the sandwich press.
    Might have something to do with whether you eat with cutlery or not – like the invention of the wheel.

  82. calli

    And Arky, sorry about your pooch.

    I miss my little bloke terribly. Still too early to look for another one.

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Once bitten on the Aust Cons, then twice shy for any other new party as far as joining goes – that was my first response to AustraliaOne and I suspect for many others. Will have to mull it over further. Founding a Party that takes off is not easy. I and many others worked hard for AustCons, attended launches and functions, got out there on the hustings, saw some great posters for electoral sites but little that was effective in getting a national profile. A lot of money thus spent on ‘artifacts’ of a Party but no real cut through.

    I rather like what Mark Latham has done: as a highly active individual with tremendous communicative ability, in a surprise move he’s taken a Party already established with a profile and joined it to then essentially go his own way within the broad parameters of the Right. Riccardo, just like Mark Latham you have so much personally to offer, and this founding video is terrific with a lot of appeal for voters: but for members? How many will now join after the Aust Cons fiasco? Is it too soon for that? I won’t say it is for sure, but my immediate reaction is to have reservations, and I am probably typical of Aust Cons members.

    Have you thought of joining forces in some way with Latham? Bringing in David L also? At least for a chat. The three of you have profile and would make a great team within One Nation. Use the very broad church that is already established there. Pauline has fought a long fight and won. Who cannot admire her for that, regardless of other things to agree or not agree with in her program so far? Join her to move One Nation – a Party of popular rebellion – to the next level. 30% of the vote would be easily achievable given the clowns in the three other significant Parties of Labor, Libs and the Greens messing the place up now.

    Anyway, that’s just some thoughts for other options. Good luck with the new Party, I haven’t the energy or heart to join yet, but I will always be ready with the how-to-votes for you at the coalface on election day in

    any run you.

  84. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sorry, computer froze on the last sentence there.

    Riccardo, as I say, no matter how you decide to run for political office, I’ll hand out your vote cards. 🙂

  85. egg_

    Greta Thunberg’s IMDB page with acting credits etc.

    Has the vegan Thunburger started to fall apart, yet?
    Presumably, Trump was her chief target.

  86. egg_

    Boris J has followed the Cat rule – also adopted by The Donald – of always doubling down:

    It’s what the Left/Sociopaths do.
    BIRM.

  87. bespoke

    I could be of use to Riccardo if he needed something translated into Bogan.

  88. mh

    Most on the Cat said Bernardi’s Party would fall in a heap, and it did.

    Now the remnants of that failed Party are here spruiking for the Mark 2 version.

    🤔

  89. Rafe Champion

    For climate nerds, a big piece on Will Happer, Trump’s climate science adviser, his career, persecution by Greenpeace, a lot of climate stuff, a reference to Popper on falsification, the nonsense of consensus and the abuse and deplatforming of non-compliant scientists. https://thebestschools.org/special/karoly-happer-dialogue-global-warming/william-happer-interview/

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Arky, loss of a loved dog always hurts – a lot. We’ve been there, 7 years ago now, the old family faithful hound, ‘the very well known good dog’, and we still all love and remember him very regularly. Do you remember when ..? that just how … ? what about that time he .. ?

    Always with us, still. As your pooch will be too.

    For various reasons we haven’t taken up another dog, although I finally replaced my cat of 18 summers. Attapuss is nothing like her, and that is a good thing, for she was irreplaceable.

    I still tell Attapuss what a good animal he is though; lying through my teeth.
    He’s a neurotic nightmare, but he is still ours and he has wiggled his way into our hearts.

  91. egg_

    Might have something to do with whether you eat with cutlery or not – like the invention of the wheel.

    The absence of a toaster/presence of a rice cooker would be a good indicator of Westernisation/civilisation.

  92. Cassie of Sydney

    “gg_
    #3167709, posted on September 26, 2019 at 7:47 am
    Greta Thunberg’s IMDB page with acting credits etc.

    Has the vegan Thunburger started to fall apart, yet?
    Presumably, Trump was her chief target.”

    That picture of vegan Thunberger…aka green fascist princess….giving President Trump the “evil stare” when he swooped past her at the UN was priceless. Trump rightly treated her like the lunatic nonentity she is by ignoring her. And I thought to myself…when I saw that pic…that things will start to unravel for her…and they are. Hasn’t taken long.

    This time next year….if someone in a crowd was to mention the name “Greta Thunberg”…..people will say WHO?

    Life is cruel and the MSM is particularly cruel.

  93. egg_

    Westerners probably invented the rice cooker to make sh1tholes’ lives easier.
    The next stage of evolution is the toaster.

  94. bespoke

    Lizzie translated into Bogan: Shit mate that sux!.

  95. egg_

    Apparently rice takes huge resources to cultivate and is one of the highest calorie foods.
    Spoilt first generation Oz Buddha-like kids are probably testimony.

  96. Dr Faustus

    Scott Morrison doing the right thing at the UN:

    Mr Morrison also confirmed to the UN that Australia won’t contribute any more to the global Green Climate Fund.

    “I’m not writing a $500 million cheque to the UN, I won’t be doing that. There’s no way I’m going to do that to Australian taxpayers,” Mr Morrison told reporters.

    As at April 2019, the UN Green Climate Fund had scalped US$10.2 billion from the usual dupes for “initial resource mobilisation– ie setup costs. With complaints from international thieving countries about no disbursements.

    Chortling all the way to Incheon.

  97. bespoke

    Typo: it should be ‘suxsss’

  98. Mark A

    I never understood the need for a rice cooker.
    Cooking simple rice is the easiest task in the world.

    Cooking risotto the right way? You can’t do it in a rice cooker anyway.

  99. Notafan

    Please supply that fool proof rice cooking method.

    I had one but she left home.

  100. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Lizzie whilst she’s here:

    Metal detector enthusiast finds 1,000-year-old coins worth $60G

    He added that he found another six coins after the Finds Liason Officer was “called in” to investigate the site, which turned out to be an ancient Saxon church. Crawley said that he has been an amateur metal detector enthusiast for 30 years, but had never come upon a find like this.

    There are 81 pennies and 18 cut half-pennies in total. DNW noted that there are two types of coins, a CRUX type and a Long Cross type, which the auction house said means they were buried between 997 and 1003 A.D.

    “It is therefore possible this hoard could have been buried in AD 999 as penitence when the new millennium raised fears of a judgement day,” DNW said in its release.

    After Crawley collected the hoard, the coins were taken to the British Museum where they were identified as silver pennies from the reign of King Aethelred II, who reigned over the country from 978-1016.

    “Aethelred is renowned in history as the Unrede or ‘unready’ because of the weakness of his government,” the statement adds. “Viking raids of increasing magnitude forced the King to pay tribute as Danegeld to try to stop them attacking, but to no avail.”

    The timing is interesting. You could imagine with 1000 AD coming along, and Viking/Dane raids occurring, that people might easily add two plus two and get vikings-mark-the-apocalypse. So they buried their dosh as people did so often in the fourth and fifth centuries when the Roman Empire was collapsing, at least the local bit of it.

    We’re now seeing more millenarian hysteria courtesy of Greta the Unhinged, who makes Aethelred the Unready look awesome by comparison.

  101. calli

    Faustus, if I read that correctly

    Australia 187
    New Zealand 2.6

    Well, there goes that high, Green moral ground.

  102. Tom

    Life is cruel and the MSM is particularly cruel.

    The cruellest people in this sad melodrama are the girl’s parents, who fed her into the global activist sausage machine without a single qualm about what it is doing to her. Pure evil incarnate.

  103. lotocoti

    Church leaders urge government to ban pointed kitchen knives

    FFS.
    They’re like the bellends who blame Londonistan’s surging murder rate on cuts to the Met.
    It’s the stabby talented-rapper-aspiring-DJ-good-boy-wot-dindu-nuffink who is the problem, not pointy things, or lack of Plod.

  104. Mother Lode

    I am guessing the transcript will or has cleared Trump of any wrongdoing – because the BBC is now claiming that a memo proves that Trump urged Biden inquiry.

    Which I take as meaning either or both of:

    a) Trump urged an inquiry on perfectly legitimate grounds that would have uncovered something Biden wants kept quiet

    b) The Biden involved is his son, and again it is a matter of good governance to discover where crimes have been committed and power abused to coerce foreign governments into protecting politicians’ interests.

  105. calli

    From an Indian lady, 30 years ago.

    Amount of rice you want to cook (I used 1 cup Basmati for a family of five)

    Big saucepan, water to about 2cm deep. Boil.

    Pour in rice (water should just cover). Stir. Put lid on. Turn heat to the lowest setting on cooktop. Leave for ten to twelve minutes.

    Open, stir with fork to break up.

    Fluffy and delicious. You can add stock powder to the water if you want to flavour. Same with other spices like cardamon pods.

  106. Mother Lode

    Meanwhile, the ABC continues with all the big stories:

    Sex worker laws somehow discriminate against the disabled

    The growing menace of wedding dresses that are taken to the dry cleaner and never collected and

    If you won’t climb Ayers Rock, they have a list of other places you should not permit yourself to go.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    I am guessing the transcript will or has cleared Trump of any wrongdoing – because the BBC is now claiming that a memo proves that Trump urged Biden inquiry.

    Good guess ML.

    Transcript Shows No Wrongdoing By President Trump

    The just-released transcript of President Trump’s July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky confirms the president’s statement that he did nothing blameworthy with regard to the Biden investigation. The conversation was friendly and wide-ranging. There was discussion of how much the U.S. is helping Ukraine:

    Hinderaker goes on to quote the transcript bits that are in play. I read them and it’s clear as crystal that he was doing absolutely nothing wrong. That “whistleblower” is going to have a very hard time after this, as will Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    they were buried between 997 and 1003 A.D.
    “It is therefore possible this hoard could have been buried in AD 999 as penitence when the new millennium raised fears of a judgement day,” DNW said in its release.

    Bury in haste, repent at leisure? 🙂

    As they were found buried near a Saxon church it is likely they may have been church property and funds. The Vikings, only a little Christianised if at all, had for centuries seen churches and monasteries as particularly good places to plunder, with a little bit of Odinic religious fervor to add to their mix of pillage of treasures put there for safekeeping and rapine of handy groups of women all gathered conveniently together in nunneries. Sometimes those Vikings whose reputation is currently under recovery really were just Not Very Nice.

  109. bespoke

    When will the Catosmo stop?

  110. cohenite

    Riccardo’s new party video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qO4LXsXSMU

    Apart from Riccardo being described as Rug I agree with everything he says.

    Except for this. There are too many small parties in this country. They don’t work; some have temporary success but inevitably wither and die. Riccardo you have to amalgamate with another party and bring your policies to the voters that way: PHON or SFF; some compromise may occur but I would suggest little.

    Otherwise you need a clive palmer type backer with all the problems that entails.

    You need either a lot of money and access to the msm or an established party with its access to the media. Sorry to sound pessimistic.

  111. egg_

    A young Singapore Chinese Project Manager we had complained of stratification of the rice in a rice cooker – because the element is at the bottom?
    He said it particularly caused issues when defrosting – but he’d have huge blocks of it to defrost.
    Even the ones with a fast/slow cook setting he said still caused some issues.
    Can’t please everyone.

  112. calli

    When you stop making creative spelling mistakes.

    Hell will freeze over first.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Tesla fans.

    “Fully Engulfed In Flames”: Truck Hauling Tesla Vehicles Spontaneously Combusts On I-80

    A truck that was hauling Tesla vehicles down I-80 caught fire on Tuesday night and forced the Nevada Highway Patrol to close the freeway to eastbound traffic, according to the Elko Daily Free Press.

    The incident was called into the Highway Patrol at about 9:10PM local time on Tuesday night and the truck’s cargo of Tesla vehicles was reportedly “fully engulfed in flames”.

    Ouch, that’s a million or two gone. It’s not the first time either:

    A Trailer Full Of Burnt Teslas Found Mysteriously Parked On I-80 In Nevada (14 Aug)

    While the cause of the fire officially remains a mystery, some have speculated that it may have been caused by the brakes on the transport trailer catching fire.

    One such fire might be unlucky, two on the same stretch of highway seems more than coincidence. You would also expect if a battery fault is the cause then it would more likely eventuate (a) not too long after the battery is first installed and (b) when bouncing along a desert highway at 100 kph on the back of a truck.

  114. egg_

    Ex GF’s Chinese Malaysian (Panang) Aunt loved bread – particularly toast, and would use a toaster somewhat like a toaster oven, cutting up bread rolls ,etc. and putting slices into the toaster as well as grilling pieces on top of the toaster whilst slices were toasting in the slots.
    The bread would be crisp and brown on the outside, yet still soft and warm inside.

  115. John Constantine

    https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/victoria/law-institute-of-victoria-calls-for-the-installation-of-cameras-on-farms/news-story/eda42b7d7a7f88183e4db890ee586e82?fbclid=IwAR1x6HZ-_ePLB5ZzTjN1AVhLgpQAB5DTp0ocBIm358cC3dp9sV_xpF-oLSU

    In response to activists protesting and demanding complete control of agriculture, the yarragrad wymynsys lawyers collective demands the mass importation of chicom secret police dissenter identification cameras to be deployed to monitor the peasantry.

    “I think if somebody wants to engage in that particular industry (farming) it should be part of a consequence of doing so, so that they are properly regulated” Ms Walker told The Weekly Times.

    Comrades.

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If you won’t climb Ayers Rock, they have a list of other places you should not permit yourself to go.

    What absolute hell it must be to be a committed lefty. Constant self-interrogation under fear of putting a foot wrong. Reminds me of years ago, when the lefty fervor was just sprouting from very small seeds within certain universities. One Sydney academic confided to The Lefty Philosopher, my first hubby, that he was trying to live the ‘way of the revolution’ and avoid ‘all things class related and capitalist’ in his own life.

    This meant that the confider, who happened to have a terminal illness and was on his last legs, even so had convinced himself he still needed to give up his love of cricket. For a cricket tragic such as he, no greater love hath one man for the cause of Eternal Little Red Book than that. The Cultural Revolution burned itself out in China, but it is this sort of mad socialist collectivism that endured in Australia. Eventually, impelled on by Gramsci’s dictates of ‘soft’ take over, it seeded the very influential academic lunacy from which has developed the great vine of leftism that has overgrown our society.

    As the IPA gathering yesterday decided, the people there mainly of an age to recall those times, addressing the rot in our schools and universities is an absolute priory now to save the next generation and to restore a civil society in place of the collectivist thought control we have currently.

  117. mh

    Elizabeth Warren now into 2.15 to become Dem nominee.

    🍿

  118. Top Ender

    I hope Elizabeth Warren becomes the Dem nominee.

    The perpetual howls of outrage as the Pocahontas meme gets exploited will be well worth the price of admission.

  119. Mother Lode

    The weird thing about Rowe, what makes his offerings so very much fruitless labour is that, in today’s drawing for example, he is treating Nadler, Pelosi and Dems as if they really pose a threat, and draws Trump as a gigantic unhinged monster (who just happens to keep winning and humiliating those who attack him).

    I suspect Trump looks mad to him (and progressives in general) because he cannot recognise the method – as if it was right in front of him but only visible in the UV part of the spectrum.

    Trump may have his strengths and weaknesses, but he has his opponents entirely at his mercy.

    The Democrats (and Pelosi, and Biden, and the Democrats in general) have over the years have become perfectly attuned to one particular game and one set of rules. And the consequence of knowing the rules they became masters in breaking them.

    Trump plays by different rules.

  120. mh

    Fauxcahontas, Nancy, Omar, Nostrildamus, Maxine…

    2020 will be a ripper 🍿

  121. egg_

    Does Greta Thunderburger’s vegan food have high air miles?
    All that highly processed soy-based ingredients, etc.?

  122. egg_

    “I think if somebody wants to engage in that particular industry (farming) it should be part of a consequence of doing so, so that they are properly regulated” Ms Walker told The Weekly Times.

    Free education creates Marxist women lawyers.
    Quelle surprise.

  123. egg_

    Fauxcahontas

    If Warren is Grey Beaver, is AOC Crazy Beaver?

  124. John Constantine

    The Law Institute of Victoria made the recommendation to the State Parliament’s Animal Activist Inquiry this week, suggesting an independent body be established to enforce and oversee electronic surveillance.

    LIV criminal law committee co-chairwoman Mel Walker told the inquiry farm sheds should be treated in a similar fashion to police stations and prisons, where constant electronic surveillance occurs.

    “I think if somebody wants to engage in that particular industry (farming) it should be part of a consequence of doing so, so that they are properly regulated” Ms Walker told The Weekly Times.

    Given the suicide rate of male clients of the family law industry making family law wymynsys the most prolific producers of industrial deaths in the workplace, chicom secret police cameras are a must for legal workplaces.

    If it saves just one life, it is worth it.

    Every suicide victim that has encountered the family law court is entitled as natural justice to have the video records of the family lawyers offices in the lead up to the death run through risk assessment software.

    There are too many avoidable deaths in the family law industry, and saying that this is the traditional cost of the traditional way things have always been done is no longer good enough.

    Safe Law Now.

    Comrades.

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    so that they are properly regulated

    Except, ‘four legs bad, two legs good’.

    They know what is good for us, these regulators.
    They are in the cities, in the farmlands and in your bedroom (sign here for consensual sex).
    They are definitely heading for your kitchen table; your kids will be informing on you tomorrow.

  126. Black Ball

    Good morning all.
    John Constantine, did I read correctly that a bloke who runs one of those organisations that go onto farm property to indulge in fuckwittery, the bloke has a mother in a government position? Was on the front page of the Weekly Times if memory serves. A most peculiar situation if true.

  127. egg_

    There are too many small parties in this country. They don’t work; some have temporary success but inevitably wither and die. Riccardo you have to amalgamate with another party and bring your policies to the voters that way: PHON or SFF

    +1

    You know that when Aunty is mocking SFF, they’re a real threat.
    Getting the farmers on board was a work of brilliance.

  128. Mater

    In response to activists protesting and demanding complete control of agriculture, the yarragrad wymynsys lawyers collective demands the mass importation of chicom secret police dissenter identification cameras to be deployed to monitor the peasantry.

    Given that they can’t seem to give me either decent internet or 4G coverage, good luck with that.
    Typical Lefties; Big hands, Little maps!*

    * For the non-military types, that means they are great with big concepts but not so flash with the practical details. Note: NBN, NDIS, EV’s, 100% Renewables, Universal Wage, Open Borders, etc.

  129. Confused Old Misfit

    And who shall regulate the regulators?

  130. Mother Lode

    Elizabeth Warren now into 2.15 to become Dem nominee.

    Democrats really have an appetite for frauds.

    There was Obama – who was fake from gigantic radar dish ear to massive toilet-bowl like ear. His talents, his past, his patriotism, his diplomatic nous, his rhetoric, his embrace of all Americans – every inch was plasterboard and crepe paper.

    Warren – the fake Indian.

    Biden – whose growing list of false anecdotes seems to confuse even him.

    Sanders – the stinking rick socialist who says wealthy people should not possess their wealth.

    And so on.

  131. egg_

    Big hands, Little maps!*

    * For the non-military types, that means they are great with big concepts but not so flash with the practical details.

    Adminisphere vs reality.

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, and men, know that they are following your conversations with your wife or the woman who claims to be your wife because residence .. or indeed, any woman you might have close to you because of your maleness. Say the wrong thing or even the right thing in the wrong way, and you are a heap of rampant uncontrolled testosterone to be shown the door of your home if not actually imprisoned.

    It used to be that other men censured any man who hit a woman, which is as it should be.
    Change that now to it is women who can hit on any man for anything.
    Who’d be a man these days?

  133. John Constantine

    The Weekly Times
    @theweeklytimes
    ·
    22h
    EXCLUSIVE: The mother of the activist behind the controversial Aussie Farms map is a senior ag official for the Fed Govt, who ‘likes’ activist groups online.

  134. egg_

    Shorter BoJo – your smart toaster is watching you.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Numbers since he was so salivatingly anticipating Netanyahu’s exit.

    Netanyahu Tapped By Israel’s President To Form Government After Deadlocked Election

    It looks like he’s held on after last week’s deadlocked election, prior rumors of his political death notwithstanding. Longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been tapped by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday to form a new government.

    The longest serving prime minister in Israel’s history has now been given 42 days to form the country’s next government; and if he fails, the opportunity will fall to his rival – Blue and White Party centrist Benny Ganz. Rivlin said that Israel doesn’t want more elections, something which could theoretically happen for a third time in only a year should neither Netanyahu nor Ganz be successful.

    I don’t like Netanyahu’s chances of getting a government together as the personality clashes are getting ever more toxic. But I don’t see any chance of Gantz getting one either. Also Gantz refuses a unity government with Netanyahu whilst the latter is still leader.

    As an outside chance that no one has mentioned I think it might be feasible for a unity government with Gantz as supremo if Netanyahu accepts the Justice Minister position as a compromise, with agreement that Likud provides the Attorney General. That would be fun since the Left would go totally nuts. Netanyahu could then lurk happily until Gantz inevitably faceplanted.

  136. egg_

    The mother of the activist behind the controversial Aussie Farms map is a senior ag official for the Fed Govt, who ‘likes’ activist groups online.

    I.e. Thunderburger pedigree.

  137. hzhousewife

    facechook here please scroll if not interested.

    Rice.

    I have used a microwave for 30 years to do this.
    Rinse rice so it is damp when measured.
    Measure hot water (or stock) equal volume with rice, stir.
    Cook in microwave rice cooker with lid.
    Know your microwave – currently mine takes 15 minutes on mid-range (5)
    to cook two full cups of rice plus 2 full cups water.
    Fluff up and judge if more cooking required – leaving the lid on for steaming mostly
    does the job.
    Freeze cooked rice in one cup volumes (serves two in our houose).I have reused the
    foil-lined packaging from some half dozen supermarket quick flavoured rice meals
    for years and years – I rinse them with boiling water between uses, haven’t poisoned
    the family yet.
    I use basmati or long grain rice usually, and like Vegeta as a stock for flavouring.
    The sacks of Paki basmati from Woolies are great value esp when on sale.

  138. egg_

    please scroll if not interested.

    Curmudgeons haven’t mastered the scroll wheel, yet.

  139. JC

    The earth trembled on hearing that, zipperhead. Thanks for keeping us up to date .

  140. None

    The mother of the activist behind the controversial Aussie Farms map is a senior ag official for the Fed Govt, who ‘likes’ activist groups online

    Using gov resources to compile the map? Count on it.

  141. Mother Lode

    And the ABC declares that investors are ignoring the risk of a Trump impeachment – instead of considering that they may have simply dismissed it as a risk.

    You would have such a confused world view if you followed the ABC – the world should by now be blackened cinder orbiting the sun, Trump should be in jail thanks to the Mueller Report, SA should literally be a powerhouse and Tasmania rolling in cash from the eco-tourism industry, Venezuela should be a beacon with a contented population wanting for nothing, and so on.

  142. areff

    What absolute hell it must be to be a committed lefty.

    The common thread in modern leftist thought is neo-wowserism. Enjoy this, that or the other thing — alcohol, sex, free speech, tobacco in all its forms (up to and including a post-coital cigarette), red meat, any meat, wagering on animals and sporting events — and it’s ‘you agent of Satan’.

    Bugger them all, the joyless, flint-hearted, perpetually limp or unlubricated betrayers of the human potential for the pursuit of pleasure.

  143. lotocoti

    In the wake of the Lawyer X scandal, I trust we can rely upon Mz Walker’s wholehearted support for 24 hour surveillance of her particular industry.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Demi Moore says she cheated on first husband Freddy Moore the night before their wedding

    And another exhibit why it is puzzling that anyone on the left bothers with marriage anymore:

    Woman divorces husband, finds love with her wedding DJ, despite 23-year age gap

    Megan Willis, 26, first met Mark Stone, 49, through her sister in November 2015, while planning her wedding to her now ex-husband, the Daily Mirror reports. Willis later booked Stone to serve as the DJ at her July 2016 nuptials, and knew he’d be a perfect hire given his experience playing at The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill in Maryland, near Willis’ hometown of Baltimore.

    What chance is there when a bride at her wedding hooks up with the DJ? Revolving doors don’t go this fast. The whole SSM thing seems especially meaningless in light of these antics.

  145. bespoke

    If my unintentional spelling and grammer mistake are frustrating the wrong people, it best for me to shut up for a time. To much noise going on without me contributing to it.

    Cheers all.

  146. Old School Conservative

    Greta Thunberg’s voice and face in her recent diatribe against humanity are eerily similar to Gollum.
    Will someone please rescue her from the fire that also awaits her.

  147. Some History

    The Pirate to the Starsz is trying his hand at comedy.

    Israel Folau would be a toxic influence on rugby league, Peter FitzSimons says

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/israel-folau-tonga-rugby-league-peter-fitzsimons-reaction/48774843-076c-4cc7-8cb5-d7741f5e5728

  148. Top Ender

    Hope for the future!

    Was just present at a gathering of young people – 12-18 – where Greta’s Meltdown (TM) was played.

    As a group, they found it ridiculous.

    Quite a few comments along the lines of “what would she know?” and “what’s her qualifications? – she has none, so off you go.”

    Good to see that young Australians’ bullshit detectors are still present.

  149. calli

    Why rob us of entertainment? And the possibility of being corrected by the rite (sic) people?

    On the rice cookery, I have other recipes. Many…many others.

  150. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL!

    TESLA Police Cruiser Runs Out Of Battery During Pursuit… (Drudge’s headline)

    FREMONT (CBS SF) – A Tesla electric patrol car by the Fremont Police ran low on electricity in the middle of a pursuit, after the department said someone forgot to plug the vehicle into a charger.

    According to officials, the officer was pursuing a vehicle headed down to the South Bay when the car began to run low on battery power.

    The Tesla, a used 2014 Model S manufactured at the plant in Fremont, began patrolling the streets earlier this year, as part of a pilot program to help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    Well yes I suppose a cop could run out of petrol in an ordinary highway patrol car, but I haven’t heard of it happening. The cop would be subject to ribbing for the rest of his life.

  151. Mother Lode

    Israel Folau would be a toxic influence on rugby league, Peter FitzSimons says

    What is it with progressives and the word ‘toxic’? Everything is toxic.

    It is like one of them came up with the word to suggest certain supposed deleterious effects and now it is their go to word.

    These are the people who boast of their intellectual prowess and nuance – which you would think means they would use a more extensive vocabulary to distinguish additional shades of meaning where the benighted bogans used a single clunky word.

    Yet ‘toxic’ is everywhere.

    It astounds me no end how mediocre our self-appointed elites are.

  152. egg_

    Israel Folau would be a toxic influence on rugby league, Peter FitzSimons says

    Says the overgrown toxic gnome.

  153. Some History

    Standard bias of the MSM, this time 10 Daily – let the hysteria proceed:

    No, Prime Minister, Greta Thunberg’s Climate Anxiety Is NOT ‘Needless’

    https://10daily.com.au/views/a190925hkdgv/no-prime-minister-greta-thunbergs-climate-anxiety-is-not-needless-20190925

  154. Diogenes

    Expensive junk

    remember from my school days in Germany…
    BMW = Bayrische Mist Werke (Bavarian Manure/Shit Works)
    AEG = Alles Ein Gammel (all/everything is screwed/f’d up )

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Greta Thunberg’s voice and face in her recent diatribe against humanity are eerily similar to Gollum.

    They are eerily similar to my stage 2 autism nine-year old grandson’s meltdowns when he just can’t cope any longer with any of it. You feel desperately sorry for them, but know that a calm removal from the situation of pressure will assist them to resume a more normal countenance to the world.

    Greta is autistic and being hideously abused for it by grasping parents desperately trying to convince themselves she is not disabled and that her disability is ‘normal’.

    If she was disabled in a wheelchair and people were on the international stage making her stand up constantly and telling her that her legs were great and would support her despite their obvious weakness, the world would recoil in horror. As they should be doing with the abuse of Greta.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN,

    I have heard from people that it is the great cardinal sin – in the constabulary at least – to leave the car/van for the next shift half empty or anything like it. Apparently it doesn’t matter what you’re doing after knock off, or how late you are, the tank must be full.

    To prevent exactly the circumstance described earlier.

    Empty cigarette packets, Maccas wrappers, old water bottles, banana skins and other detritus are all apparently ok.

  157. Roger

    The mother of the activist behind the controversial Aussie Farms map is a senior ag official for the Fed Govt, who ‘likes’ activist groups online

    Interesting.

    Agriculture is the only government department that directly funds The Conversation.

  158. egg_

    unintentional spelling and grammer mistake

    You missed my diatribe on the Golf War?
    Grig’s 1.5 wood vs a woomera?

  159. Top Ender

    Fully Woke Police “spokesperson”:

    “The Tesla wasn’t fully charged at the beginning of the shift,” a Fremont police spokesperson said. “This unfortunately happens from time to time even in our vehicles that run on gas, if they aren’t re-fueled at the end of a shift.”

    Probably hoping for promotion due to saying the right things.

    Doubtless being told in many different ways: police cars operating on petrol give the full 100% until they suddenly don’t!

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    After careful scrutiny of teh webs, no one and/or nothing as yet has informed me on how a 16 year old in any capacity gets to speak at the General Assembly of the UN.

    Clearly, it must be some sort of Willie Wonka golden ticket arrangement.

  161. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I don’t have a ‘position’ – I have an enquiry.’

    Picked from the Augean stables’ amount of material available in this all-singing, all-dancing endless cavalcade of idiocy, this would have to be in the top five somewhere.

  162. Roger

    UK Labour votes to:

    Open the UK’s borders.

    Scrap restrictions on NHS access for non-citizens.

    Allow foreign nationals resident in UK to vote in general elections.

    Move to a 32 hour work week.

    Provide free “personal care” for everyone over 65.

    Bankrupt the UK.

    OK…I made the last one up.

  163. C.L.

    Never cared much for Audrey Hepburn. Too skinny. Nothing to hold on to.
    Had I bought her breakfast at Tiffany’s, it would have been a full English job with a loaf of toast.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    Coconut sticky rice with mango

    Best rice dish:

    Moors and Christians

    Yummy and guaranteed to explode the head of any lefty. How dare Cubans be racist like this?
    (My mum does it in the Jamaican style.)

  165. Knuckle Dragger

    Bit late in the morning for this, but Rowe.

    Clearly, a halfwit. There was one of his works a few days back, though, set in a classroom where some unidentified punter (natch) had his hand stuck in a glass jar.

    No, haven’t done it myself. But I know two mates that have. Funniest shit ever.

  166. Black Ball

    Oh the horror. From today’s Hun:

    The Bachelor runner-up Abbie Chatfield has launched a blistering attack on rivals she claims ‘slut-shamed’ her during her time on the reality show.
    Chatfield was cast as the show’s villain due to her aggressive approach in trying to win leading man Matt Agnew’s heart, including a plea for sex while they were on a beach date. However, in the season finale, Agnew chose Chelsie McLeod over Chatfield.
    But Chatfield returned to the spotlight yesterday, posting a bikini shot on Instagram while taking shots at her critics.
    “Things I got slut-shamed for… honestly admitting that I wanted to have sex with a man I was dating for 10 weeks,” she wrote.
    “This is something I did not expect in 2019. Sex is essential to a successful relationship for me, as is sexual chemistry and the ability to express that comfortably with my partner.”
    She added: “I saw many comments about me having nothing between my ears or that I was so insecure she can’t talk to him so they just kiss.”
    “The public see 10 minutes of a 12 hour date, it is insulting to both myself and Matt to assume he took me right to the end purely for a snog.”
    “It’s ok to not like me – it is not ok to assume I am less of a person or less worthy of love because I like sex and talk freely and openly about it.”

    Knuckle Dragger, I am sure you can fill this void.

  167. egg_

    egg_
    #3167818, posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:02 am

    2.5 Cardigans

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    Stand by, BB.

    NB: ‘fill this void’

    PHRASING.

  169. Some History

    Greta™ is flabbergasted – cue for a “death stare”?

    Here we go again… As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever – going after me, my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory.

    https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1176930548146692096?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    We’ve been promoted. No longer are we deplorable!

    Cory Booker: Trump Supporters Are ‘Despicable’

    Booker’s comments were made to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday night after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry.

    Maybe his friend T-Bone gave him the idea to say that. At least we can be sure the Left won’t ever call Trump supporters ‘demonical’ because we know they don’t believe in such beings.

  171. Roger

    Here we go again… As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever – going after me, my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory.

    You’re advocating a giant leap backwards that will impoverish billions.

    Expect some scrutiny.

  172. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Goodness gracious!
    The girl “likes sex and talks freely and openly about it.”
    The Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards will be having convulsions of conniptions.

  173. Some History

    You’re advocating a giant leap backwards that will impoverish billions.

    That wasn’t covered in the acting classes.

  174. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    You’re advocating a giant leap backwards
    that will impoverish billions and kill millions

    FIFY

  175. Top Ender

    Greta™ is flabbergasted – cue for a “death stare”?

    Yeah, but you can’t get death stares to work like they used to.

    Look at Julie Bishop’s. Didn’t do her much good.

    You really need to study the Master if you want to do Death Stares:

  176. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    I have no idea why people make such a big thing about cooking rice.

    In the many years we have been together, either Mrs JB, or her mother cook rice in a rice cooker.

    Never any problems, complicated methods or anything like that.

    Just a cheap Coles rice cooker, replaced every couple of years for about$20.

    I am happy to say I never cook rice. Ladies of the house do it. Our marriage is very, very, happy.

  177. Roger

    They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory.

    But then, Greta, your own story is a conspiracy knitted together with lies.

  178. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greta™ is flabbergasted

    Probably a little less flabbergasted than she was yesterday.

    Ka-Ching! Angry Teen Environmentalist ‘Wins’ $100,000 In ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Award

    Greta Thunberg, the angry young climatologist making headlines all over the world, has “won” 1 million Swedish kronor ($103,000) for her angry crusade to stop global warming. The 16-year-old is among four people named as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also called the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”

    Amazing how this works.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay.

    I will offer the following incisive commentary on the strength of four minutes of Internet searching, and of never having watched this series, nor any other of the Bachelor or any of that other shit in my life.

    Ms Chatfield appears to be a ladeeee who believes sex is an integral part of a relationship. This is, of course, both excellent news and inherently normal. It does NOT mean she is willing to splash it about to anyone who asks for it.

    This will not be lost on the other tarts on the show, who no doubt would have said/done much more if they thought they wouldn’t have been caught via camera, and if they thought it would achieve their aim. Which in the case of all Bachelor winners, is four months of Instagram fame, followed by six months of being a social media influencer, followed by fifteen years of selling cars.

    Full marks to Ms Chatfield, I say. Being available does not necessarily mean being available to me, or to any other punter.

    The real crime here, I believe, is that Chatfield is a woman who identifies as a woman. Who likes blokes*. That alone will get the non-binary fest urinating into their own faces with rage.

    *Born males, identifying as males, are robustly heterosexual males, and who have penises.

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    Also, and purely from an aesthetic point of view, Chatfield is hot AF.

  181. Top Ender

    Greta in action – or not – when she doesn’t have an autocue or script in front of her:

    https://www.facebook.com/809184489177854/videos/963618807304811/

    I reckon her minders are going to be sorry they focused more attention on her with The Meltdown. It’s brought a lot of analysis to bear which will likely be the derailing of the Climate Change Gravy Train.

  182. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Ladies of the house do it. Our marriage is very, very, happy.

    Husbands heat noodles for spag bol and Chinese, ladies cook rice for everything else = wedded bliss.

  183. Boambee John

    BoN at 1019

    Daffy Duck, “You’re dethpicable!”

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    And, apropos of the male/female dichotomy:

    For the men* among us – hands up who’s changed football teams because they’ve got a new girlfriend?

    Anyone? No-one? No-one at all?

    Thought so. It seems I may have to host an intervention.

    *See earlier definition.

  185. notafan

    I am happy to say I never cook rice. Ladies of the house do it. Our marriage is very, very, happy.

    Rice

    far more versatile that even I imagined.

  186. Fisky

    Hooray for the Ponzi economy! A miracle!

    Stephen Koukoulas

    @TheKouk
    ·
    23h

    House prices so far in September – 5 days till month end:
    Sydney +1.3% (up 3.6% from the recent low)
    Melbourne +1.6% (up 3.6% from the recent low)
    Brisbane +0.2%
    Adelaide -0.2%
    Perth -1.0% (now down over 20% from 2014 peak)
    5 cities +0.9% (up 2.2% from recent low)

  187. Top Ender

    The Greta Thunberg phenomenon: ‘Honesty not the same as being right’

    DAVID AARONOVITCH
    COLUMNIST, THE TIMES

    Everybody who is anybody was in New York this week. Except Placido Domingo. But the one whose speech got the most global airtime was a 16-year-old Swede who had arrived on a zero-carbon yacht.

    Greta Thunberg is a phenomenon. In some ways she fulfils everything that adults say adolescents should be: serious, hard-working and honest. Horribly, horribly honest. The epitome of the unselfie generation. Which is not the same thing as being right. She is also not a hypocrite: the convenient category awaiting almost anyone who tells us we should all behave better. The arguments of hypocrites are easy to knock down but when somebody is inconsiderate enough to practise exactly what they preach, they’re almost impossible.

    Thunberg was the teenager who encouraged pupils around the world to take the occasional day off school to protest about global warming. This tactic has attracted admiration and, from some on the right, an admonitory pomposity amounting to “never mind about the planet, what about Mr Jones’s RE class?”

    Of course adolescents in full earnest mode can be funny. Long before Greta sailed into view the poet Wendy Cope wrote The Concerned Adolescent, a musing on climate disaster which includes this stanza:

    They pollute the world, they kill and eat the animals.
    Everywhere there is blood and the stench of death.
    Human beings make war and hate one another.
    They do not understand their young, they reject their ideals,
    They make them come home early from the disco.
    They are doomed.

    But Greta Thunberg has attracted far more obloquy than a little bit of affectionate satire. The treatment that several commentators and politicians have been inclined to mete out is reminiscent of the way some Pakistani nationalist greybeards denounced Malala Yousafzai after she started her campaign for girls’ education.

    In Britain, one journalist began his profile of Thunberg by referring to her “cold, hard eyes” and jabbing finger. Then he asked: “Is Greta a green prophet or a schoolgirl puppet controlled by more sinister forces behind her?”

    This is what you call an each-way bet. Whether Thunberg is a scary zealot or the witless patsy of dark actors, the punter still gets his money.

    Some have settled for casting her parents as the bad guys. Especially “a fame-hungry mum who once appeared on Eurovision” and for whom Greta is presumably another daughter to be psychologically abused like JonBenet Ramsey. One US commentator wrote last month that her mother was equivalent to a parent “pimping her kid out, not to Penthouse, but to the cause of climate apocalypse … the whole thing smacks of child abuse”.

    Almost in the same breath it is recounted how, in fact, it is Greta who pulls her parents’ strings. She “persuaded” them both to turn vegan, both to stop flying and both to only wear clothes made from nettles. Actually I made the nettles bit up but you get the point. In fact Greta has said that “I kept telling them that they were stealing our future and they cannot stand up for human rights while living that lifestyle, so then they decided to make those changes. My dad is vegan, my mum, she tries — she’s 90 per cent vegan. I made them feel so guilty.” I have helped to bring up three daughters and the word that resonates most here is “kept”.

    Which presumably is why The Washington Times headlined a piece “Greta Thunberg, a parents’ nightmare.” Something else I learnt over those parenting years, from other mums and dads, is that having a suicidal child or a drug addict, or one with anorexia, is rather worse than one who makes you eat vegan food and then addresses the United Nations.

    These attempts to dispose of Thunberg’s uncomfortable message by disposing of her are transparent. But there is another side to this. It’s one I felt when watching her speech on Monday or when an artist unveiled a 15-metre high mural of Greta in Bristol in the spring. Thunberg keeps calling herself a child when she’s not. She looks younger than her 16 years. And out of the non-child’s mouth comes not hope and happiness but hellfire and damnation. As the American writer Franklin Foer said this week, her speeches are like Obama’s speeches turned inside out: they contain no lyrical passages and they are couched in accusatory language. There’s no “yes we can!”, it’s all “just look what you did!” As a psychoanalyst friend said to me, it’s exactly how therapists are taught not to speak.

    Some people, of course, get off on hellfire. But it can frighten or alienate more than it energises. So when we look at what Thunberg claims and compare it with what we know of the science of climate change, we have to conclude that she exaggerates. Even the latest bleak report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about the impact of climate change on sea levels does not suggest anything like obliteration.

    In a nutshell, the science says we are not heading for extinction but for nasty times with millions of avoidable deaths. As we may well be, incidentally, from the loss of effectiveness of our antibiotics.

    We should do all we can to avoid this situation. But there is a price and people are often unwilling to pay it, and that unwillingness can influence what they believe about the future. Action like that taken by Thunberg can and does help to change attitudes but to lump all governments and politicians together as being useless and uncaring is wrong. You can see why President Macron of France, who got it in the neck from the gilets jaunes partly because of his plan to increase fuel duties, is beginning to feel a little sore about being told “how dare you!”

    And yes, I worry about her too. Greta, who has Asperger’s syndrome, looks as though she is emotionally raw now. Yet species extinction aside, she has a bright future if she can pace herself properly.

    Is she dangerous? Too powerful? A figurehead for a cult? In New York at one point this week she was photographed looking on as Donald Trump walked past. I know who scares me most.

    The Times

    Repeated in the Oz – comments open if you can scale the paywall

  188. lotocoti

    Too skinny. Nothing to hold on to.

    A consequence of growing up in the German dream of a single European economy.

  189. Roger

    You’re advocating a giant leap backwards that will impoverish billions and kill millions…

    And enrich a few.

    Sounds like Socialism!

  190. Top Ender

    The ABC helpfully gives a list of places we should not go, and so on, because they are indigenous special yadda yadda.

  191. None

    Things I got slut-shamed for… honestly admitting that I wanted to have sex with a man I was dating for 10 weeks,” she wrote.

    OK I’ve never watched the show but if I understand the premise she wasn’t just dating a man she and 20000 other women were put into some contrived situations with the same man for public entertainment in order to sell at advertising. If you really think that’s a date and you really need to get out more.
    And if you think asking a guy for sex while 50000 cameras are on you filming you for national television entertainment is healthy or part of a normal relationship then you really need to give up your p*** habit.

  192. mh

    Greta has only 11 years to spend her money. Then the world ends.

  193. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Daffy Duck, “You’re dethpicable!”

    Speaking of Daffy . . .

  194. struth

    Well well.
    Good Moaning.

    Sorry to hear about your dog Arky.

    For those groaning on about yet another conservative party that Riccardo Bossi is starting I want to put my prophecy forward and as one that supported Trump from the moment I saw him in action in the Primaries while most of you were still keeping your cards close to your chests, I am very excited to here Riccardo is doing this.
    You are not factoring in the pulling power of such a man as Riccardo compared with some hack like Cory Bernadi.
    Have none of you seen Riccardo in action , on the TV or various films of his speeches?
    There is already more fight in that one video than the entire life’s work of the AC.

    I’ll be right behind you Riccardo, you are a good man.
    In the new year I’ll be free of a few commitments and will put myself forward , hopefully as a candidate.

    Please feel free to get my email from Sinclair.

  195. thefrollickingmole

    I have heard from people that it is the great cardinal sin – in the constabulary at least – to leave the car/van for the next shift half empty or anything like it.

    Same with Ambos, bit iof a cardinal sin not to restock & refuel after callouts.
    Got caught once with a cardiac event where the previous blokes using it didnt replace the pads for the heart start.
    Fortunately (sounds bad) the chap was gone before we arrived so we wouldnt have shocked him anyway, but also meant we had to continue CPR as we couldnt definitively say he was gonski.

  196. Robert Mc

    Hey, amused PhD supervisor.

    Any recommendations on dishwashers?

    Sure. Your research to date on the subject has been less than adequate. Try again.

  197. notafan

    The Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards will be having convulsions of conniptions.

    Voted second most boring meme in the Catallaxy Golden Globe category’ most tedious one track contributor’

  198. egg_

    A teen climatologist?

    Now you know it isn’t about “the Science”.

  199. Caveman

    If Chuck Norris spoke at the UN the climate would be afraid to change.

  200. Roger

    Hooray for the Ponzi economy! A miracle!

    Meanwhile, 800 Brisbane City Council buses a month have to pass stops without collecting waiting commuters because they are at full capacity. Frustrated commuters are venting their anger to councillors.

    Thank heavens for Mr. Morrison’s 15% cut to permanent immigration or it might be close to 1000.

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

  201. calli

    On reflection, the Pope is onto something here.

    But Pope Francis highlighted how staff at the Dicastery for Communications – the Vatican’s communications authority – should “communicate with reality, without sweetening with adjectives or adverbs”.

    I discount the stupid reporting style. There is a tendency to sweeten the faith artificially.

    I love the “Gadgets for God” vending machine, though. A neat metaphor for certain attitudes towards prayer.

  202. calli

    He doesn’t need to speak, Caveman.

  203. mh

    The Ponzi is still not at full capacity.

    The RBA has signalled further interest rate cuts.

    Hurragh for central banks! 🥳 🎉

  204. calli

    Nota, every time I see “Phrasing” I think of this

  205. Old School Conservative

    And if you think asking a guy for sex while 50000 cameras are on you filming you for national television entertainment is healthy or part of a normal relationship then you really need to give up your p*** habit.

    Spot on None.
    Unfortunately, many viewers deliberately ignore the reality of camera crews, technicians, make up artists, producers etc etc who are out of camera shot.
    The preponderance of “reality” shows which manipulate “contestants” and the viewers is a horrible blight on Australian society.

  206. Old School Conservative

    It’s 2019 and I’m still laughing at Benny Hill skits.
    Sad.

  207. Rex Mango

    Pope is correct about communicating with the Almighty. Latin is the preferred lingo and adjectives after the subject. Also very succinct language. In the West Wing, even President Jed Barlet switches to Latin when he talks to the Big Guy at the end of season two.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    The most amazing thing.

    Two weeks back I got an email from Telstra asking me to complete a survey to see if I had any excess data usage charges. Due to the useless nature of most of this correspondence I almost deleted it, but did the thing anyway.

    Who are you? What’s your number? Do you think you’ve been charged excessively? “Yes.” No mention of what for or how much.

    Today they’ve sent me a text telling me I now have a $600 credit on my bill.

    Clearly, one of two things has happened. Either I’m actually owed considerably more than that and they’ve got away with a $600 refund, or I’ve somehow had my identity stolen.

  209. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    It’s 2019 and I’m still laughing at Benny Hill skits.

    Remember when The Benny Hill Show was considered family entertainment, on at 7.30pm?
    Those days are long gone now, more’s the pity.

  210. dover_beach

    The Democrats impeachment distraction appears to be working. The media are ignoring the corrupt deal Biden got out of the Ukraine that lead to his son getting a sinecure with a Ukraine firm, while talking about a possible campaign finance! violation because Trump said he would not be slighted about any Ukrainian investigation re the previous corrupt deal.

  211. stackja

    dover – MSM always comes to rescue Dems. Clinton/BO were always protected.

  212. Daffy Duck, “You’re dethpicable!”

    Are you sure that quote does not belong to Ita?

  213. Rex Mango

    Just translated Greta’s speech into Latin, sounds much better. Hope I got the subjunctive conditional clauses correct:

    Numquid non sunt verba quae diximus tibi debet vigilantes quod vobis.
    Hoc omne nefas. Hic non essem. Essem in scholis trans oceanum. Omnes tamen ad spei adulescentes. Quomodo audes!
    Vulnerasti somnis adulescentia tua et vacua verba. Et tamen non sum unus beatiorem. Homines patiens. Homines sumus mori. Tota cecidere oecosystematis complectentes habet. Principium extinctionis sumus mole et non poteris loqui pretium oeconomicum fabulae aeternae. Quomodo audes!
    In Swedish teenage caeli campaigner grimaces quod US Praeses Foederatarum Nationum Coetu generali ad ostium Donald BUCINUM et facit.
    Nam plus quam XXX annis in scientia fuit liquido patet. Quid vultis permanere respicere auferat atque huc dicens sufficit tibi discis, cum opus esse rei publicae solutions et tamen nusquam in conspectu.
    Tu dicis, et exaudi nos in intellegis necessitatis. Sed utcumque tristis et iratus sum, ego autem non vis credere. Et cognoverunt vere quia adhuc deficiente condicione faciendi ergo esset malum. Et quod nolunt credere.
    Quorundam ideam cutting in medium nostri, in X annis, solum emissiones dat nobis L percent chance of 1.5 gradus infra moratur [a calefactio] et occasus off a periculo seriem parere ultra humanis irreversible potestate.
    Per quinquaginta cent indignus obtuli, tibi. Sed illi non includit numero puncta tipping, maxime feedback ora sagi alterius, aut additional calefactio occultatum a toxicus aeris pollutio aeris facies aequitate et iustitia. Et non ex operibus meis lactentem unum centum millia amphoras omne tuorum billions of ipsum dioxide ex aere qui cum vix technologiae est.
    Ita in periculo L per cent solum non est gratum nobis – nos, qui vivimus, ut de consequentiis. Habere LXVII percent chance of 1.5 gradus habitas in global temperatus ortum inferius – odds sunt maxime dantur in [laetê laudatum Climatico] – Mundus in carbo dioxide quod CDXX gigatonnes relicto emittat retro in January I, 2018, hodie minus quam ad illam figuram, iam CCCL gigatonnes.
    Simulas facere posse solvitur iustum solito negotium et solutiones technicas? Et hodie elit aliquet, ipsum dioxide quod subsistentia sit totum budget et abiit in minus quam anni 8½.
    Non illic esse consilia solutions presented in linea cum his vel figuras, hic hodie, quia hi numeri sunt nimis incommoda. Et iam tibi fallit, non satis mature ad eam quasi est.

  214. dover_beach

    RazorFist on the Impeachment Trap. Biden actually brags about stopping a criminal investigation that involves a deal with Hunter Biden in the crosshairs, literally, says you sack the state prosecutor or say, bye bye to a 1 B dollars, which leads directly to the former, and we are here, now, talking about Trump. FMD.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    Great week for Progress.

    Pot legalised in ACT
    Infanticide legalised in NSW
    Unwanted already born human murder passes lower house in WA.

    Woohoo! Plenty of death and little on the side to forget it happened.

  216. Mater

    Just translated Greta’s speech into Latin, sounds much better. Hope I got the subjunctive conditional clauses correct

    Has it been turned into a Downfall video yet?

  217. None

    The preponderance of “reality” shows which manipulate “contestants” and the viewers is a horrible blight on Australian society.

    This is why I avoid TV like the plague.

  218. Infidel Tiger

    Japanese city undergoing a baby boom and turning around the population decline:

    https://twitter.com/EdAsante77/status/1177001752526303232

    All done without importing the third world.

  219. johanna

    Peter, thanks for Daffy/Bugs clip. Those Looney Tunes classics never get old.

    BTW, the way Daffy behaves reminds me of the Coalition. Never miss an opportunity to be bluffed into making yourself the target!

  220. Rex Mango

    Downfall video would suit Greta great. Not sure work computer lets me do it. Re pot in the ACT, Jim Molan was on 2GB last night discussing that. He was an expert about the ACT, having lived there much of his working life, not sure how much he knew about cannabis from his 30 odd years in the army though.

  221. Rex Mango

    Steve Trickler could do the Greta Downfall Video.

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