Tuesday Forum: October 1, 2019

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  1. Delta A

    Anyone seen Delta?
    Probably legless somewhere.

    Still lurking, Arky.

    Back into rehab next week to be fitted with the prosthetic, so you’d better watch the smart-aleckiness ‘cos I’ll be able to outrun you soon.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Still lurking, Arky.

    All the best, Delta A.

  3. Arky

    I hope you didn’t waste that leg of Delta in the face of this climate crisis.
    Osso bucco?
    Bit of red wine and tomatoes?
    TomaTOES?

  4. Des Deskperson

    Here’s a question for Catholic Cats.

    Last night I watched the first episode of the televised ‘Name of the Rose’ on SBS. It seem broadly OK, sticking fairly closely to the central narrative of the book, although I had difficulty telling the Abbey’s monks apart.

    In one scene – I don’t recall it from the book – Inquisitor Bernard Gui, on his way to a meeting at the abbey, had a village that he suspected of practicing heresy summarily put to the sword by his escort of troops. When asked how they could tell the heretics from the believers, Bernard replied to the effect that God would sort that out.

    I was always under the impression that even heretics in the 14th century were subject to some kind of due process. Military commanders may have taken it upon themselves to slaughter, for various reasons, heretics but a Church inquisitor was obliged to give them some form of examination or trial to establish guilt or innocence and, in any case, death was a penalty only in extreme cases .

    Can anybody clarify or explain what looked, prima facie, like a gratuitous bit of Catholic-bashing?

  5. Shy Ted

    “You will meet a dark gentleman soon.”
    Just hope his name isn’t Codey Herrmann. Or Muhammad.

  6. Shy Ted

    Clinical psychologist Matthew Worthington said while it was not healthy to lie about your age, it wasn’t uncommon.
    I’ve always said we need more psychologists.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Last night I watched the first episode of the televised ‘Name of the Rose’ on SBS

    Up to the same standard as the film, starring Sean Connery?

  8. Mother Lode

    Lorrae Carr, 51-year old Tinder participant who according to the article, still ‘hopes to find love on Tinder’

    My understanding was that Tinder was just where people went to arrange a quick rutting like animals on heat.

    Is she really whinging that she isn’t finding men who like long walks on the beach and who are at once strong and confident yet captivatingly vulnerable?

    What a strange being.

  9. Shy Ted

    It’s not easy getting a baby into the oven. Just doing my bit to save the planet.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Roid-munching, shrivelled nutsack hilarity:

    ‘It only takes one bullet mate’: Father of steroid-using gym junkie shot dead by police after Sydney gun rampage lashes out at media outside his son’s home – as the gunman’s family remember him as a ‘top person’

    ‘The father of a man who shot up his ex-lover’s home and two police stations before he was killed by police has lashed out at media. Daniel King, 32, shot at Stacey Taylor’s home before driving away and attacking St Mary and Penrith police stations in western Sydney on Wednesday night.

    ‘He opened fire on a patrol car outside Penrith police station at 9.35pm before he was shot dead in a hail of bullets.King’s father arrived outside his son’s Claremont Meadows home on Thursday to a media pack.

    ‘His father was seen shoving a reporter who tried to ask him a question before he returned to his car.

    ‘It only takes one bullet, mate,’ he said as he got into a car.

    ‘King’s father-in-law Alf was also at the property on Thursday. He questioned why police who shit and killed him fired so many bullets.

    ‘There’s got to be an enquiry into that…. it doesn’t take 20 bullets to put a person down,’ he said.

    How about an enquiry, Dad and Alf, into how this bloke magically turned himself into a supreme fuckstick who shoots at cops for his own failures?

    Couldn’t be the first-class parenting.

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    From the Daily Mail, by the way.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    WeWork bonds are trading at levels suggesting bankruptcy.

    It always seemed like the stupidest valuation. Pets 2.0

    JC I have read that it’s possible many of these tech behemoths will never turn a profit e.g Uber. Most companies burn cash in the early days, but how can they survive if they are never profitable?

  13. “*Trump was deferred 5 times for the draft for Vietnam and has a weight problem.”

    Trump is a billionaire, has been married to three extraordinarily beautiful women and I strongly suspect he knows the difference between a vulva and a vagina.

    Jealousy is a curse.

  14. bespoke

    Delta A! Delta A! Delta A!

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    House p0rn.
    One of the best blocks at Whale Beach is up for sale.

    Or there’s this one opposite Argenton pub, which I noticed now has a for sale sign up that wasn’t there yesterday. Always amused to go past it. It’s full of junk, and carefully just out of shot behind the box trailer is a sign which says “Man Cave”.

  16. zyconoclast

    Lorrae Carr, 51-year old Tinder participant who according to the article, still ‘hopes to find love on Tinder’

    My understanding was that Tinder was just where people went to arrange a quick rutting like animals on heat.

    Is she really whinging that she isn’t finding men who like long walks on the beach and who are at once strong and confident yet captivatingly vulnerable?

    What a strange being.

    … and breathtakingly handsome and fabulously wealthy and …

  17. Arky

    strong and confident yet captivatingly vulnerable?

    ..
    Sorry. I’m taken.

  18. Boambee John

    *Trump was deferred 5 times for the draft for Vietnam and has a weight problem.

    Perseveration now definitely out of control!

  19. Des Deskperson

    ‘Up to the same standard as the film, starring Sean Connery?’

    So far, yes, and it iseems to be taking less liberties with the book than the 1986 film, except for the Bernard Gui episode I referred to above.

    Time will, however, tell.

  20. Geriatric Mayfly

    How about an enquiry, Dad and Alf, into how this bloke magically turned himself into a supreme fuckstick who shoots at cops for his own failures?

    Someone put up a full frame pic of the deceased yesterday. I have searched for it in vain. A mate in England will be most impressed as to how we, in the colonies, have updated and improved upon the Chav. Any help?

  21. jo

    I know the difference between a vulva and a vagina, I’m a Gynaecologist. I’m, not really but I’ll take a look at it if you want and tell you which bit is what.

  22. zyconoclast

    Move along, nothing to see here.

    Special prosecutor in Jussie Smollett probe admits contributing $1,000 to State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s campaign in 2016

    The special prosecutor appointed to look into the politically charged case against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett revealed Monday that he’d co-hosted a 2016 fundraiser for now-Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx at his high-powered law firm and also cut a $1,000 check to her campaign.

    Dan K. Webb, the co-chairman of Winston & Strawn, wrote in a two-page declaration filed in Cook County criminal court that he had “no recollection” of attending the fundraiser or making a donation that he said was likely done at the behest of a colleague at the firm who put on the event.

    Webb said the matter was brought to his attention last week by Michael Bromwich, an attorney for Foxx who “made it clear” that the state’s attorney will not claim any conflict of interest or make “any other objection related to this contribution.”

    “I should point out that it is common for Winston partners to host fundraisers for political candidates at our firm,” Webb wrote to Cook County Judge Michael Toomin, who appointed Webb as special prosecutor in the hot-button case in August. “It is also common that my Winston partners request that I contribute to these fundraisers.”

  23. areff

    Des, the ‘let God sort them out’ comes from the Duke of Guise’s spiritual guru during the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars, if memory serves. There was a town, forget which one, that had held out and, when it was about to fall, he instructed the troops to kill everyone because Heaven would separate the believers from the heretics.

    Must admit, always had a soft spot for the Cathars.

  24. zyconoclast

    The real motivation for the hate crime hoax?

    The local reporter who first pushed the hoax that white boys pinned down a 12-year-old black girl and cut off her dreadlocks advocated for laws protecting the hairstyle hours before the supposed attack.

    The reporter also used the claims by the Virginia girl’s family — which runs a “natural” cosmetics company that the reporter has previously promoted on air — as justification for the laws.

    Amari Allen told her family on Sept. 25 that three white boys had held her down on the playground and called her hair “nappy.” Allen also said the boys called her “ugly” and an “attention-seeker.”

    Earlier that day, WUSA-9 reporter Mikea Turner tweeted five times about the “Crown Act” or “natural hair bill,” overtly advocating that local jurisdictions pass it.

    “Thank you for being a trailblazer,” she told a politician who introduced a bill in Montgomery County, Maryland. “I hope [Prince George’s County, Maryland] is next! … It’s sad that laws like this have to exist for people to just be themselves.”

  25. EvilElvis

    prior to being popped in the pot.

    Phrasing!

  26. None

    Mark Levin schooling a Fox dickhead https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3vUQFi_jENA. A few days old now but still worth a look.

  27. EvilElvis

    Poor, poor AOC. Damn! She just needs a good man to set her straight. Locked in my, er, a dungeon spruiking all the weirdness she can muster… Sigh…

  28. Delcon

    Frank
    #3175139, posted on October 4, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Ever get the feeling the ABC likes to engage in Chinese military boosterism for some reason?

    Shanghai-based scientists say they have successfully tested a laser that can reach 160 metres below the sea surface — a development that would significantly boost China’s naval deterrence capabilities.

    Bingo.
    Noticed that too.
    Something is not right with the ABC.
    They increasingly sound like a state propaganda organ of the Chicoms.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if some funny stuff is going on with the ABC (and BTW, the SBS) and the Chicoms.

  29. Feelthebern:

    Long pork.
    Yum.

    ?>2 minutes?
    (unzips fly…)

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Time will, however, tell.

    Thank you, Des.

  31. Des Deskperson

    ‘Arnaud Amaury’

    Thank, areff. I kneow it had been attributed to some historical figure but I thought it was Simon de Montfort, Arnaud’s sovereign at one stage.

    The case of the phrase made the massacre scene look even more cliched.

  32. Des Deskperson

    Err. the use of the phrase..

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    *Trump was deferred 5 times for the draft for Vietnam and has a weight problem.

    His link is also fake news from Salon, which is slightly to the left of Josef Stalin. Here’s some real news on the border wall:

    Contracts Awarded for 65 Miles of New Texas Border Walls (1 Oct)

    Numbers also still seems to think Fox News is right wing, rather than a group of Never Trump RINOs led by Paul Ryan and Lachlan Murdoch. No surprise all the lefty talking heads they’ve been hiring lately. There’re signs the disgusted subscribers are starting to vote with their feet and jump across to OANN instead.

    (Read the comments to this story today about Judge Nappy and this one too, and you’ll get a flavour.)

  34. zyconoclast

    Sen. James Lankford on Friday came out against the Trump administration’s plan to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

    “I’m disappointed to see that the administration has once again decided to decrease the number of refugees we allow into our country,” Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, said.

    “Over the last few months, the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple policies that have resulted in a decrease in migrants at the U.S. southern border.

    “While I appreciate the administration’s focus on curbing illegal immigration and caring for asylum seekers, that doesn’t mean we should continue to reduce the admittance of refugees who are fleeing from persecution in their home countries to support these policies.”

  35. Bespoke

    Hi Delta stay strong and my best wishes. 🌷

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    AOC, just quietly, is a perfect demonstration of the Hot Crazy Matrix in action.

    Consequently, you just wouldn’t go there. She’s knock your socks off but it just ain’t worth it.

  37. Some History

    Famous Cuban song.

    Havana Gila

    Ha va na Gila, Ha va na Gila

  38. calli

    I see The Borg is having a quiet spell while trying to process AOC’s Munchkin Moment.

    At present, the child chomper is being described as “disturbed” and right wing commentators are being mean by criticising her. So let’s run with that.

    So dystopian, so hopeless is the future being projected by AOC and her ilk that young people don’t want to have children of their own. They don’t want to marry, settle down and raise families because “da climate”. So shrill is the hysteria surrounding this confected garbage that one young woman has drunk the kool aid and has suggested eating children.

    Why not? The child’s future is so hopeless that eating them is better than letting them fry in the great climate conflagration. It makes sense to this poor woman.

    AOC and co have sown the wind. Don’t act so surprised when the whirlwind pays you a visit.

  39. Arky

    There is a certain look in these democrats and their media supporters.
    Warren, Schiff, Pelosi.
    Something around the eyes and jaw.
    A manic, desperate excitement. Or an alien presence.
    The set of the jaw.
    A kind of possession. They look startled and controlled by some outside force.
    More than a bit frightening to observe.
    I think, like the European leaders, they know they are the undertakers for a civilisation.
    They know they are eeking out a few more years of luxury and power while the window quickly closes on all of us.
    In the Obama years they had a triumphant and gleeful look. This is different, and it isn’t just sour grapes, vengefulness and spite.
    They know they are now directly attacking the founding institutions.
    There is fear there. And knowledge, suppressed, terrible knowledge and understanding leaking into their facial expressions.
    This is what the second part of a revolution looks like. After the anciens regime is discredited, just before the decision is made to guillotine the king or shoot the Tsar’s family.
    They know it is terrible, irreversible.
    And they are both excited and afraid.

  40. calli

    Knuckles, AOC looks like an idiot to me.

    Anyone with their hair on fire can look “hot”.

  41. That is very well put, Arky.

    There is fear there. And knowledge, suppressed, terrible knowledge and understanding leaking into their facial expressions.

    The reality of their stupidity – where they thought that the rainbows, the pixies, the chocolate fountains and the credit card payoff – is slowly dawning on them, and the question that intrudes into their sleepless nights is “How the hell are we going to get down off this tiger?”

    Because this is real and they’ve worked so hard to make it real.

  42. Knuckles, AOC looks like an idiot to me.
    Anyone with their hair on fire can look “hot”.

    Calli, believe me, she is super-hot & rootable to the nth degree, it’d take her no more than 5 seconds to pick up just about anywhere she happened to be.

  43. Mother Lode

    Shanghai-based scientists say they have successfully tested a laser that can reach 160 metres below the sea surface — a development that would significantly boost China’s naval deterrence capabilities.

    Not sure how that would work, but then I suppose that is what would make it breakthrough technology.

    The ABC is chock full of half-wits and morons who think of themselves as brilliant. Any nonsense that has been hammered into a coherent lie that they lack the insight to quibble will be accepted as true – and more than true if other people don’t accept it. For they are geniuses, other people are not.

    They are also all attuned to the same desire to see America fail. Stories like this answer a devout wish, turns wish into hope, hope crowds out cavil and leaves certainty.

    I would expect that, if there is any clear strategy (and I expect every country tries to manipulate other countries) then the Chinese would make sure stories like this found their way to the useful idiots in Ultimo, where they might hope the story makes people nervous, or at least feeds into some nervousness.

    Does anyone believe that the ABC possesses in their ranks or among their fellow traveller academics anyone who could skilfully appraise this rumour?

  44. Atoms for Peace

    If the Chinese military have the wherewithal to sink all challengers in the South China Sea, they may not have factored in the possible radiation leaks from naval reactors etc. They must love making friends…

  45. JC

    Salvatore, Iron Publican
    #3175178, posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Knuckles, AOC looks like an idiot to me.
    Anyone with their hair on fire can look “hot”.

    Calli, believe me, she is super-hot & rootable to the nth degree, it’d take her no more than 5 seconds to pick up just about anywhere she happened to be.

    This dickwad was complaining about lack of manners the other day. Fancy that.

    Hey Driller, she’s way past barely legal.

  46. Frank

    Famous Cuban song.

    Havana Gila

    But is it as good as the Ramones song Havana Affair. Managing to rhyme Havana with pickin’ the banana has to count for something.

  47. jupes

    Good article by James Alan at Quadrant.

    He skewers the piss weak Coalition on defence, however I’ll pick him up on a couple of points:

    These are [US] ads for fighting men and women, full stop.

    A military with fighting women is not a serious military. Women erode the esprit de corp of any fighting force.

    Here’s the thing: were Scott Morrison remotely supportive of an effective ADF he would insist Jim Molan got the NSW Senate spot and then he’d replace the current defence minister with Molan.

    Jim Molan is the most over-rated politician of recent memory. During his time as a senior officer he did precisely nothing to stop the emasculation of the ADF. As a senator he actually supported Turnbull’s ridiculous National Energy Guarantee.

    Hopeless.

  48. EvilElvis

    Calli, believe me, she is super-hot & rootable to the nth degree, it’d take her no more than 5 seconds to pick up just about anywhere she happened to be.

    Yep! And it’s going to take a strong willed conservative who’s luckily, steadily going deaf to take one for the team and pluck this wildebeest from the herd. Crazy in the head, crazy in bed. That’s what grandma used to say.

  49. Arky

    she is super-hot & rootable

    ..
    She looks like Jimminy Cricket.

  50. EvilElvis

    She looks like Jimminy Cricket.

    What does that make it then? Insecticide? Guilty as charged your honour.

  51. Some History

    She looks like Jimminy Cricket Jackass.

    https://imgur.com/TesFk2m

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s a lady for EE and KD. She’s an actress.

    Lauren McCrostie

  53. EvilElvis

    Thanks Bruce. A bit young for me and the pick of the bunch out of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will always, always be Eva Green.

    Another crazed looking hotty, swoooon…

  54. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/10/italy-catholic-diocese-orders-pork-free-tortellini-for-feast-day-to-avoid-offending-muslims
    The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to suit Muslim sensibilities.

  55. feelthebern

    AOC is not attractive.
    You can see the the darkness of her soul.

  56. feelthebern

    Margot Robbie taking the piss out of herself.

  57. Bruce of Newcastle

    EE – You should read the bit under “Activism” in the wiki…
    I don’t know what it is about Hollywood, but it seems to send them right off the deep end.

  58. EvilElvis

    Yeah, it’s not a great Tinder profile. There’s certainly nothing ethical or sustainable about what I’d be getting up too. Although we’d both look second hand afterwords. Small wins.

  59. feelthebern

    The Oz has a story about a proposal that employers have employee health plans.
    What the actual fvck.
    This bone headed idea needs to slammed for what it is.
    Hey zeus.

  60. AOC is not attractive.
    You can see the the darkness of her soul.

    Yep.
    It wouldn’t last very long after she broke the silence.

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just watched Nein local Ncl news run the Paris stabby man story.

    Described perp as a “model employee”, who had “no red flags at all”.

    His motivation was mysterious and unknown and there was absolutely no mention of a certain event in his life which occurred only 18 months ago.

    The Fairfax reverse-takeover is becoming really very noticeable.

  62. calli

    Bern, that was exactly what I envisaged with AOC. Especially the Alien saliva.

    You can tell I’m the (once worried) mother of a red-blooded male. 😁

  63. Atoms for Peace

    I think AOC is channeling Marty Feldman. Also explains her cognitive dissonance

  64. EvilElvis

    calli and AOC face off in 2019’s steamiest, politically violent, thriller.

    Once were Worriers. (Rated R. May contain sex scenes and leftist stupidity.)

  65. bespoke

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3175025, posted on October 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    And on language – calli, 8.15 am;

    ‘If people cannot write well, they cannot think well; and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.’

    calli, who is responsible for creating this gem? This is also something I can beat others about the head with.

    For obvious reasons I have to push back on this KD. Remember a lot of educated people followed the little man (no not numbers) to hell not hat long ago. And I don’t see any evidence that being articulate shields people from gullibility or neediness.

  66. Muddy

    For the military history nerds.

    An interesting and brief interview with the pilot of a British Tornado shot down and captured during the first Gulf War.

  67. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think AOC is channeling Marty Feldman.

    Marty Feldman may have had something to do with it, yes.

  68. EvilElvis

    I think AOC is channeling Marty Feldman.

    Not sure there’d be a cooler father in law.

  69. Cardimona

    Cats, thanks for the feedback on the letter about Their Greta.
    Lizzie, I have followed most of your suggestions and will send it to more targets (including my outspoken son-in-law).

    But on a different topic, a fellow conservative letter writer from up here just hit me up for some info on the Greens approach to dams.
    He’d had a letter printed noting how the Greens block dams and someone he knew emailed him claiming “they do not!”
    So I (*shudder*) went on the Greens website… https://greens.org.au/policies/water-and-inland-aquatic-environments
    … and found this…

    Aims
    The Australian Greens want:

    Legislation and regulations that protect our catchments, rivers, wetlands, estuaries and groundwater systems, including a permanent prohibition on new large-scale dams on Australian rivers.

    These people are utter khunts.

  70. Tracey

    I see the Australian Psychologists Association is demanding that children be permitted to be genitally mutilated without parental approval (not that such approval would make it any more acceptable anyway).

    Yeah, but trying persuading a doctor to operate to remove a sick kid’s diseased tonsils.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    An interesting and brief interview with the pilot of a British Tornado shot down and captured during the first Gulf War.

    “Well, this would be the Iraqi desert, then.”

    Thanks, Muddy.

  72. Some History

    I think AOC is channeling Marty Feldman.
    Marty Feldman may have had something to do with it, yes.

    Slight modification.

    https://imgur.com/NQvrR2G

  73. Armadillo

    Western media doesn’t focus on Iraq much anymore. This from a Pakistani newspaper….

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1508909/what-is-happening-in-iraq

  74. Infidel Tiger

    Junior Wallabies and now Australian Schoolboys have both defeated NZ this year.

    Wallabies may suck, but thanks to an influx of Polynesian kids our juniors are flying.

  75. Roger

    The Fairfax reverse-takeover is becoming really very noticeable.

    ’tis hoped a GWGB moment is in the offing.

  76. zyconoclast

    Arky
    #3175201, posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm
    Jiminy Cricket
    ..
    AOC

    I thinks she looks more like an ANTZ

  77. Roger

    A military with fighting women is not a serious military. Women erode the esprit de corp of any fighting force.

    That needs a little unpacking.

    As several US studies have shown, the presence of women in combat units negatively impacts their efficiency because male soldiers instinctively look out for their female colleagues, distracting them from their primary tasks.

    From that one can deduce the impact on unit morale.

  78. Roger

    True to form, Joe Hockey can’t resist sticking his finger into the Trump-Russia-Downer beehive.

  79. cohenite

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #3175048, posted on October 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    So woke!
    Sydney mum calls for Luna Park to remove ‘vile’ racist artwork
    A Sydney mum has called for Luna Park to remove a “vile” caricature from its Coney Island section, describing the 84-year-old artwork as “racist as f**k”.

    The sign, which dates back to the heritage-listed park’s opening in 1935, depicts a woman at a fortune-telling machine, which reads, “You will meet a dark gentleman soon.”

    The stupid as fuck bint is getting canned in the poll, 93% for the sign and 7% against.

  80. mh

    Never Trumper little Lachlan Murdoch cracks the whip:

    FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR FIRED AFTER GUEST SAYS DEMOCRATS WORSHIP MOLOCH, DEMON GOD OF CHILD SACRIFICE

    ‘The God of the Bible doesn’t sanction the killing of millions and millions of children in the womb,’ he says

    https://www.infowars.com/fox-news-contributor-fired-after-guest-says-democrats-worship-moloch-demon-god-of-child-sacrifice/

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    The Dirty Dozen on the teev later.

    It is The Expendables of its time.

  82. Roger

    Never heard of her until today, but Ali Brigginshaw – the captain of the Brisbane Broncos women’s team and an open lesbian – has supported Israel Folau’s right to play rugby league. While she disagrees with Israel’s views and wishes he wouldn’t publicise them on social media, she admires his skill and thinks it’s a shame he can’t exhibit it on the football field.

    Will Peter Beattie take note?

    Probs not.

    The ideology runs strong in him.

  83. zyconoclast

    Junior Wallabies and now Australian Schoolboys have both defeated NZ this year.

    Wallabies may suck, but thanks to an influx of Polynesian kids our juniors are flying.

    They manage to write an entire article with mentioning the specific reason for this requirement. I wonder why.

    From 2016

    Call for weight limits in school rugby

    But, he said, over the past 12 months there had been more consideration given to the idea of weight categories, particularly for players under 16, to allay fears about the increasing size of some young football players and the physical risks associated with collisions on the field.

    ”The players these days are more powerful, generally speaking, and the physique of the younger generation has changed,” said Mr Murray, who has been involved in school rugby for about 40 years. ”It’s just frightening in a way, the physical development of that generation coming through now, and you just wonder where it’s going to stop.”

    In Auckland, there are weight categories for club and school rugby union teams for the Under 8 to Under 13 competitions.

    For each age group there is a ”restricted” weight grade for smaller players, as well as a ”capped” weight grade. In Under 8, for example, players weighing 31 kilograms and less can play in the restricted grade and players 47 kilograms and less play in the capped grade. A player who exceeds both weights must move up an age group to Under 9. The weight cap for Under 13 is 83 kilograms.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Ali Brigginshaw is the bloke standing next to Sagging Sideboob Lady in the pic from yesterday, or the day before.

    I can’t tell. It’s yet to be scrubbed from the frontal lobe.

  85. Cardimona

    Mr Rusty, are you about?
    I need another T-shirt.
    This one to read…

    Save the babies
    Eat The Greens

  86. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3175232, posted on October 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Junior Wallabies and now Australian Schoolboys have both defeated NZ this year.

    Wallabies may suck, but thanks to an influx of Polynesian kids our juniors are flying.

    Until they don’t show respect to their white overlords.

  87. Armadillo

    While she disagrees with Israel’s views and wishes he wouldn’t publicise them on social media,

    There is your problem right there.

  88. JC

    For the Anti-trade fellas and gals.

    Really, shouldn’t trump just take this home? It’s so wrong , no?

    Boeing wants to double in size, and Australia is central to its plan

    American aircraft manufacturer Boeing expects a significant expansion of its advanced manufacturing facilities in Australia on the back of increased demand from the defence forces and a boom in demand for passenger aircraft in the Asia Pacific.

    Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International, told AFR Weekend during a trip to Sydney this week that Boeing Australia remained on the same growth trajectory that saw the company double in size over the past five years.

    Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International, says Australia will be a beneficiary of Boeing’s plan to double in size by 2025. Peter Braig

    Boeing Australia now employs about 4000 people, mainly in its civil aviation manufacturing facilities at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne and at its military manufacturing operations in Brisbane. It is the largest Boeing manufacturing operation outside of the United States.

    “Australia is absolutely central to our growth and expansion plans globally,” Sir Michael said.

    “The aerospace market is basically booming ahead. We put out our annual forecast for what’s called the Boeing Market Outlook and we are talking about a $US6.8 trillion market over the next 20 years – it’s a sensational amount of demand.

    “Our outlook says in the next 20 years 44,000 new aeroplanes are going to be bought and that’s about double the current world fleet.

    “The key point for Australia is that the highest proportion of these are coming to the Asia Pacific – 17,000 aeroplanes, which means this is the marketplace.”

    Boeing’s corporate plan states the company wants to double in size by 2025.

    Sir Michael said Boeing’s operations in Australia had benefited from several breakthroughs in locally sourced research and development which was being applied in the plants in Melbourne and Brisbane.

  89. JC

    Seriously, you can be anti-China regime, but you can’t be anti-Chinese. Not when you eat special fried rice , beef with black bean sauce and a serving of bok choy in oyster sauce. That’s dinner.

  90. EvilElvis

    Sagging Sideboob Lady

    Shares your initials, KD. Kate Daly. I’m not sure she’s nutty enough looking or manly enough looking to pull the lezzo thing off. May find she’s shacked up to an NRL executive with a few rugrats in 5 years time. You heard it here first! On the Cat!

  91. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The word is Sinc is selling the Cat to a dating website anyway.

    I’m not available but if I was I might use my new Gravitar, photo from this year’s cruise to Alaska.
    I have ditched the swimsuit one. I am just learning how to do these photo things on Gravitar.

    Might soon remove all photos of self and put up something nice. Fluffy kitten perhaps?
    Attapuss was very cute when he was little. Less so now. A gorgeous tiger these days.

  92. Armadillo

    Not when you eat special fried rice , beef with black bean sauce and a serving of bok choy in oyster sauce. That’s dinner.

    I’ve warned Cats about this before, JC. They really need to lay off the Chinese.

    If they start pulling out the Chinese Restaurants, we’re basically fucked.

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    Boeing wants to double in size, and Australia is central to its plan

    Airbus just got nuked.

    WTO rules in favor of US in Airbus dispute, paving way for tariffs (2 Oct)

    The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the United States Wednesday in a long-running dispute with the European Union over subsidies to Airbus, paving the way for the U.S. to hit the EU with $7.5 billion in retaliatory tariffs.

    So Trump can now extract $7.5 billion from the EU for the IRS with the approval of the WTO.
    That’s juicy.

  94. JC

    There’s no better fast food, Arma.

  95. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A military with fighting women is not a serious military.

    Israeli women soldiers fight, but generally in women’s groups and only occasionally at the real business end of things. We spoke to a few when we were in Israel last year. All women have to do national service. Some of those younger women looked very hot in their uniforms. We had a tour guide who had done her military service. She was both small and tough and clever and changed my mind a bit about women in combat. There can be a time and a place, but it is not for all of us.

    Kurdish women too can make amazing soldiers, snipers etc. They have scores to settle with ISIS. Being killed by a woman robs these fighters of their paradise virgins. They run when they see these Kurdish women. Can’t take the risk.

  96. Armadillo

    I’m not available but if I was I might use my new Gravitar, photo from this year’s cruise to Alaska.

    Are they South Sea Island pearls?

  97. JC

    Yea, it’s great Bruce. And the EU has threatened an almost equal amount of tariffs.

    Way to go.

  98. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Not when you eat special fried rice , beef with black bean sauce and a serving of bok choy in oyster sauce. That’s dinner.

    Stop making me hungry.
    Hairy’s busy cooking some lamb cutlets, boiled spuds, carrots and snow peas (lightly boiled this latter). Not exactly what I feel like, but he is not fond of Chinese food (except in China) and I love it anywhere.

  99. Beachcomber

    The West is dying; being destroyed by it’s own Marxist Establishment, the Institutions captured by the Left.
    Malcolm Muggeridge saw it coming.

    So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over–a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct.
    – Malcolm Muggeridge

  100. Armadillo

    So Trump can now extract $7.5 billion from the EU for the IRS with the approval of the WTO.
    That’s juicy.

    Trump mentioned that in his presser with the Finnish PM the other day. He seemed pretty pleased about it (Trump, not so much the Finland bloke).

  101. cohenite

    Ah, it’s funny; the RoP who stabbed 4 cops to death in Paris, including 1 woman, and wounded some others smuggled in a ceramic knife through the metal detectors because it was a spontaneous, deranged moment nothing to do with terrorism even though the woman he stabbed to death was his supervisor who had warned him about his attitude towards women.

    Anyone here work with RoP?

  102. JC

    Anyone here work with RoP?

    I did. Went and stayed at his families seaside home in Morocco in the early 90s. Nice place. Amin was his name.

  103. jupes

    As several US studies have shown, the presence of women in combat units negatively impacts their efficiency because male soldiers instinctively look out for their female colleagues, distracting them from their primary tasks.

    There is a lot more to it than that. Lowering of standards, double standards, pregnancy, quotas, female injury rates, compulsory washing facilities / removal from operations for feminine hygiene requirements, flexi-time for females, maternity leave and punishment / discharge of male soldiers who disagree with the policy to name but a few.

    To address your point specifically, the reason soldiers look out for their female colleagues is because they know that it is seriously wrong to have women fight to the death in combat. We live in very weird and immoral times.

  104. Armadillo

    Anyone here work with RoP?

    Gambling, booze and cigarettes is an industry shield against stabbiness. I’m more likely to die of alcohol poisioning.

  105. JC

    Jupes.

    That can be shortened to a very brief few words.

    Leave the sheilas at home policy.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    And the EU has threatened an almost equal amount of tariffs.

    Not backed by the WTO…

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘There is a lot more to it than that. Lowering of standards, double standards, pregnancy, quotas, female injury rates, compulsory washing facilities / removal from operations for feminine hygiene requirements, flexi-time for females, maternity leave and punishment / discharge of male soldiers who disagree with the policy to name but a few.’

    Perfect, and accurate.

    And not to be overly uncouth, but has to be said – you can smell them after they’ve been in the scrub – particularly close scrub – for anything over two days.

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t get me wrong, blokes smell in the scrub too – I was alluding to their, ah, feminity.

  109. JC

    Cronkite, you should go to Morocco, as it’s an interesting place – especially the seaside from what I recall. We stayed at the dude’s family home, which was truly fabulous. It was on the med side… kind of near Gibraltar. They were quite wealthy and we borrowed one of their cars and drove to the Atlantic Ocean side. It’s really weird being on the Atlantic, on the African side of the ocean. You kinda think of the North Atlantic like a European pond.

  110. Armadillo

    Not backed by the WTO…

    IIRC, Trump was saying he has the WTO “scared”. I can see his point. If they decide they won’t enforce the rules, he won’t obey them (like other countries have done).

    All their cushy jobs will be straight out the window. Gone. Finished.

  111. JC

    Look, I own Boeing stock and have owned it for around a decade sitting in my never to sell bucket. Let’s get that out of the way.

    To suggest that the EU is helping Airbus, but the US is a virgin princess in terms of assisting Boeing is fucking laughable. Around half of Boeing revenues comes from the US government. I forget how much it is. There’s padding in there up the ying yang.

  112. Armadillo

    Trump loves contracts. And exit clauses. Let’s hope he gave Boris some sage advice.

  113. Arky

    Say, PT.
    Why is your gravatar a photo of a Betty White?

  114. cohenite

    you should go to Morocco, as it’s an interesting place

    I go to Greece; that’s where the Moroccans go too.

  115. jupes

    Israeli women soldiers fight, but generally in women’s groups and only occasionally at the real business end of things.

    Israel employed women in combat in the 1948 war of independence. Due to the twin facts that Arabs treated captured female Israeli soldiers abominably and fought harder against them, Israel banned women from combat when the IDF was formed after that war.

    In 1991 the legal profession stuck its big nose in and ruled that the IDF had to allow women in combat. Because the IDF takes its responsibilities seriously, it didn’t just roll over like the ADF and turn into feminist cucks. Instead they created an infantry battalion -since expanded to four – in which all female infantrywomen would serve together with male soldiers. This battalions have an operational role guarding Israel’s borders. They do not get involved in larger scale operations such as invasions of Gaza or Lebanon. That is left for male only units.

    As for the Kurdish women soldiers, I don’t know a lot about them other than what I have seen on TV. While I don’t doubt that some of these women do engage in combat, it appears to me to be more of a propaganda exercise than a serious military unit.

  116. Old School Conservative

    Infidel Tiger
    #3175232, posted on October 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm
    Junior Wallabies and now Australian Schoolboys have both defeated NZ this year.

    To make it 3 wins from 3, the Australian Schoolboys Barbarians (Australia A) beat Samoa this afternoon.
    Looking good for France ’23.

  117. Zatara

    JC

    Around half of Boeing revenues comes from the US government.

    That’s because the US government actually buys things from them. Unlike Airbus, Boeing doesn’t just make airliners. It has a huge Defense division as well as a Space one

    There is a huge difference between revenues derived from purchases and subsidies based purely on nationality. One may be a good deal, but the other is always just a protectionist handout.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    To suggest that the EU is helping Airbus,

    A court case lasting 15 years is hardly a “suggest” JC.
    So now whenever the EU squeaks about US tariffs or whatnot he can give them both barrels.
    Authoritarian, unaccountable trade-cheating surrender monkeys!
    Suave eurocrats hate such names.
    They might get so angry that they give Trump a casus belli to remove all US troops, aircraft and bases from Europe (except Poland).

  119. JC

    Zat

    Of course there are hidden subsidies in the relationship. Remember the $5000 toilet seat during the Reagan era. That was Boeing.

    The subsidies are well hidden though, such as keeping entire Boeing divisions operational by having them build experimental junk.

  120. Zatara

    Remember the $5000 toilet seat during the Reagan era.

    OK. Now show us what the EU gets in return for the billions it pumps into Airbus gratis every year.

  121. JC

    Bruce

    I’m not suggesting the decision was wrong. The US does protection differently. These days, you can obtain a patent in the US by showing you can sit on the toilet a little differently to other people.

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    I do recall some flog or other here a while back spruiking the ‘talents’ of some ladeeee in the Army (that he obviously knew), and that she had extensive combat experience or some other rubbish.

    Turned out, from memory, the tart in question was some sort of Signals Corps honcho, which currently means trying to find the right Internet satellite rather than repairing comms cables under artillery fire.

    Then he doubled down and said ‘logistician’, which confirmed that he was indeed directly or indirectly in the current clownfest passing as the backbone of our nation.

  123. JC

    Zat

    I’m not in support of the EU subsidizing Airbus. You mistaken me. Bruce came on all giddy that the WHO had sided with the US over Airbus subsidies. Comically, Bruce was implying the US are virginal princesses when it comes to this stuff. They aren’t, they’re hookers disguised as virgins.

  124. Knuckle Dragger

    Rightly or wrongly, Princess Diana of Harrods has been canonised by a very significant proportion of the British public.

    Recently, the Ranga Prince and Meghan Wallis-Markle-Kardashian sought to invoke her when bitching about the justified complaints about acting less like the Royal Family and more like a posh version of the Paxtons.

    Harry:

    ‘“I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,” he said.’

    Editorial in response from London rag the Sun:

    ‘“If Harry wants a millionaire’s lifestyle, above criticism and with total privacy, he can. By living as a private citizen, getting a job and earning his own fortune.”’

  125. Bubbles

    Wasn’t AOC the Donkey in Shrex, or was that her mum?

  126. Tel

    For the Anti-trade fellas and gals.

    Really, shouldn’t trump just take this home? It’s so wrong , no?

    Trump will always get a favorable trade deal with Australia because we say yes to anything.

    Boeing Australia now employs about 4000 people, mainly in its civil aviation manufacturing facilities at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne and at its military manufacturing operations in Brisbane. It is the largest Boeing manufacturing operation outside of the United States.

    Hiring people … in Australia … to do manufacturing. Well, I’m not against the idea but be it on your own head guys … every automotive manufacturer tried it and failed, but don’t let me be discouraging!

    Here’s a tip: don’t use too much electricity.

  127. Knuckle Dragger

    Not predictable at all (paywalled HS):

    ‘An early sign of financial problems within the White Ribbon Foundation, which went into liquidation on Thursday, was a $1 million blowout in its annual wages bill. Employee costs for the anti-domestic violence charity went from $2.9 million to almost $4 million, its latest annual ­report shows.’

    Its three last CEOs in its final 12 months:

    ‘Tracy McLeod Howe was sacked as chief executive in 2018 after just three months in the role. Also last year, director Nicholas Cowdery QC, had to quit after he made comments about baby murderer Keli Lane’s sex life during an ABC documentary. Then White Ribbon ambassador and NSW Labor leader Luke Foley stood down amid claims he indecently touched a female reporter.’

    And:

    ‘White Ribbon was also ­criticised for its tokenism and for not providing practical help for ­violence victims.
    “Domestic violence will never be ended by good men wearing a white ribbon on their lapel,’’ Alliance to End Homelessness director Felicity Reynolds tweeted.’

    Duh.

  128. Zatara

    JC

    Then the moral of the Aviation Industry story might be to make sure your lipstick is on straight if you don’t want to get busted by the WTO.

    Hooker Boeing may be, but she’s still walking her corner and Airbus is in the clink.

  129. EvilElvis

    I think Shrex was the porn parody starring AOC, Bubbles.

  130. EvilElvis

    Not predictable at all

    More dipshit, uni-educated types who can’t run a root raffle in a bordello but just love leeching off of OPM.

    Is there not legal avenues to fuck these clowns over? Surely having tax free status or not for profit places onerous auditing and compliance requirements on these entities, similar to what us Joe Plebs in small business do?

  131. candy

    ‘“If Harry wants a millionaire’s lifestyle, above criticism and with total privacy, he can. By living as a private citizen, getting a job and earning his own fortune.”’

    Hiding their cute little baby son away from the public was the problem, I think. In fact only in the pictures in Africa did the Brits see the baby. Rightly or wrongly, the Royal Family “belong” to the people who want to see their babies, the children grow up, even if they play up, they want to see and be close to the Royals.
    Prince Harry can’t isolate his family out of “privacy” and live in a world above. The Royal family is still there because the Brits still want them there. things can change.

  132. Armadillo

    things can change.

    A Corbyn led Government must scare the absolute shit out of the Royals. I’d be backing Boris to prevail if I were them.

  133. Old School Conservative

    Tracy McLeod Howe was sacked as chief executive in 2018 after just three months in the role
    and
    ‘An early sign of financial problems within the White Ribbon Foundation, which went into liquidation on Thursday, was a $1 million blowout in its annual wages bill.

    The two are linked, according to Howe. She tried to restructure activities and rein in the wages bill but was dismissed by the Board.

  134. Cassie of Sydney

    “Editorial in response from London rag the Sun:

    ‘“If Harry wants a millionaire’s lifestyle, above criticism and with total privacy, he can. By living as a private citizen, getting a job and earning his own fortune.”’

    Spot on.

  135. Arky

    So the white ribbon name is up for grabs?
    Who wants to help me build a white ribbon foundation concentrating on teaching young ladies decorum, etiquette, housework and how not to marry tattoo’ed fuckheads?

  136. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh dear, oh dear. Hairy has just pointed me to areff’s latest piece in Quadrant, bringing attention to a fairly disgusting development now invading tertiary education institutions. UTS seem to be leading the pack, but Sydney Uni is right behind, and others also. Academics ‘in the UK and Australia’ (Roz Ward take a bow?) have produced a hideous ‘module’ about consent and appropriate sexual behaviours, which ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE with 100% correctness in order to access their exam results or to graduate or to commence studies. Apparently, the module makes students enter a ten bedroom property where sexual activity is taking place in all of these bedrooms. In SEVEN of the bedrooms it is reported that the activity is of the LGBTI alphabet type. Answers relate to various forms of activity.

    This is the most extraordinary and disturbing example of social conditioning masquerading as helpful information. Hairy, who knows a thing or two about these places, says the VC’s are running scared, gone weak at the knees is what he actually said, thinking they might be held ‘responsible’ if students are not briefed on consent in these parlous times of sexual hysteria. What gets me is that even if they thought this, what business is it of their to FORCE all students to toe the line in correct-think? If the issue is genuinely a legal one, then an information page on the website with a ‘tick the box’ as ‘having read it’ (as with many websites for various things that have to be legally covered) would suffice.

    I would really object myself to having as a staff member or student to fill out this hideous piece of nonsense about bedroom activity of various kinds that I may or may not have any interest in, and I certainly would not like my young daughter (or my son) to be subject to it in some sort of test that signifies agreement with whatever LGBTI fantasy Ms. Ward or her ilk now decree Australian universities should promote.

  137. Old School Conservative

    For Harry to imply that today’s press criticism is driving Meghan to her death just like his mum is abhorrent.

  138. Nob

    Domestic violence will never be ended by good men

    It’s never been good men doing the DV but they absorb the brunt of feminist harangues and the bad men don’t give a shit.

    Then the bored feminist runs off with the bad guy anyway.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For Harry to imply that today’s press criticism is driving Meghan to her death just like his mum is abhorrent.

    His mother died because she was a in a car, not wearing a seat belt, and the driver was drunk.

  140. Fisky

    Carrie Lam Hairdresser Balding
    @BaldingsWorld
    ·
    2h
    Hong Kong people: We are protesting you threatening to take away our democratic rights

    Hong Kong government: I think I might have a solution

    Hong Kong people: We’re listening

    Hong Kong government: What if we take away more of your democratic rights and instill more fear?

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Surely, after all the fuckwittery they witness day in, day out the paparazzi must have a sense of humour.

    All of them should piss off away from the next Harry and Princess Suits Public Wankery event just to see the outrage and horrified tears, and hopefully an epic tanty or two at the lack of apparent attention.

    And all captured for posterity via long range lens.

    I’m surprised they haven’t thought of it before.

  142. jupes

    ‘White Ribbon was also ­criticised for its tokenism and for not providing practical help for ­violence victims.

    Also note the ADF were very outspoken and proud White Ribbon ambassadors. They even spent thousands of dollars painting white ribbons on RAAF aircraft.

    That is, they deplored violence against women while simultaneously being gung-ho about sending women into combat.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    There is no evening that cannot be made better by watching Charles Bronson backhanding people.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Say, PT.
    Why is your gravatar a photo of a Betty White?

    Who or what is a Betty White, Arky?

    The photo is me on a cruise ship dinner this year. I had it handy on my computer. It replaces me in a swimsuit, which was put up to make a point about not being totally decrepit yet, as some unkind people here have been saying, not to be there forever. When I manage to find a photo of Attapuss as a kitty, he can go up instead.
    —-

    hahaha, on the disgusting test above, Hairy reckons there will soon be, if not already there, a market response to the needless piece of virtue-signaling nonsense. Any Muslima who is offended, or whose daddy is offended, will just pay someone to fill in the boxes.

    Vice-Chancellors must hold very dear their invitations to certain events and dinner parties if they are prepared to sanction this rubbish in order to not be ‘shamed’ at table by some student at their institution running foul of today’s twitter mob. We know how vain some of them are: see JCU for a good example regarding Dr. Ridd. Vanity and hubris. What pathetic anti-intellectual creatures they are to be sure.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is no evening that cannot be made better by watching Charles Bronson backhanding people.

    Which film is that?

  146. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Further digging shows that this stuff has been around now for a couple of years. Good to review it and we should continue to mock it and oppose it. Apparently the answers are up for all on News.com – which rather defeats the point doesn’t it? Axe. It. Now.

    It’s time.

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is no evening that cannot be made better by watching Charles Bronson backhanding people.

    Yes, but is he wearing a white ribbon?

  148. Lazlo

    Hard Times is a bit of an underrated gem.

    The Dirty Dozen is on right now for Bronson/Marvin/Savalas etc aficionados.

  149. mh

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces a face mask ban, effective on Saturday, Oct. 5.

    Yes, I’m sure that’ll work.

    ChiCom facial recognition cameras everywhere. Protestors, take off your masks now.

  150. Overburdened

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/10/03/oprah-winfrey-pushes-bob-iger-2020/

    Yep l reckon America needs more Disney right at this moment.

    It may be that these people are lacking in insight and President Trump will give them a bath next year.

    The alternative is that the brainwashing of the public driven by star power has worked in America and Trump will be dumped.

    Bit of a no shit Sherlock moment there.

  151. Steve trickler

    The first two minutes are insane. The low flight, high speed pass audio capture is startling!

    HQ Audio….this was not filmed on a mobile phone.



  152. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Which film is that?’

    All of them, but tonight it’s the Dirty Dozen.

    I reckon the up-himself Colonel on the other team in the wargames, pre-insertion was one of the Winthrops in Trading Places.

  153. Fisky

    Carrie Lam has now officially finished off HK. It’s done. Major capital flight starts now. Supermarkets are already being cleaned out. The Australian government seriously needs to think about tens of thousands of HK refugees coming our way.

    Well done to the incredibly stupid globalist open borders movement for supporting Beijing. Great call guys!

  154. mh

    His mother died because she was a in a car, not wearing a seat belt, and the driver was drunk.

    And French.

  155. Overburdened

    MH

    If they believed enough in what they were doing they wouldn’t cover up for reasons of integrity.

  156. Fisky

    Most people have little interest in revolution when they are busy working out what to buy next.

    Also because they have a revanchist regime stroking their egos about how amazing they area. And when even you have XJ minority children making videos hailing the emperor and thanking him for the new educational opportunities (lol) they are receiving in their glorious “new territory”, who wouldn’t believe things are going swimmingly!

    Nice to see PRC apologists on the Cat btw, that I wasn’t expecting.

  157. mh

    If they believed enough in what they were doing they wouldn’t cover up for reasons of integrity.

    Yes, I am sure they are just mucking about.

    Shits and giggles.

  158. Lazlo

    The Colonel is Robert Ryan KD. Long CV, but notably the reluctant pursuer of The Wild Bunch in1969.

    For The Dirty Dozen, forgot to mention Ernest Borgnine, Donald Sutherland and John Cassavetes…

  159. Knuckle Dragger

    Faceache.

    There was a post just popped up on mine about the Cheltenham (a small, leafy eastern suburban hidey hole) police station’s open day tomorrow.

    I asked them if there would be a Chinese flag raising.

    No reply as yet.

  160. Fisky

    If they believed enough in what they were doing they wouldn’t cover up for reasons of integrity.

    WTF? I can’t believe how stupid China makes people. Otherwise intelligent people are literally unable to make their brains work at all on this issue.

  161. mh

    September unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, a 50-year low, as payrolls rise by 136,000

    Unemployment hit a fresh 50-year low in September even though nonfarm payrolls rose by just 136,000 as the economy nears full employment, the Labor Department reported Friday.

    The jobless rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 3.5%, matching a level it last saw in December 1969. A more encompassing measure that includes discouraged workers and the underemployed also fell, declining 0.3 percent points to 6.9%, matching its lowest in nearly 19 years and just off the all-time low of 6.8%.

    Also, the jobless rate for Hispanics also hit a new record low while the level for African-Americans maintained its lowest ever…

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/jobs-report—september-2019.html

  162. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘There’s got to be an enquiry into that…. it doesn’t take 20 bullets to put a person down,’ he said.

    I’d allow a father to grieve. Very sad for him that his son was riddled like a colander.

    My guess is that the hail of bullets came because no one person wanted to be held responsible. That’s what happens when all such responses become the subject of lawfare against the cops.

  163. MatrixTransform

    Epic Agitprop

    Seriously laughed my arse off the moment I saw it.

    What I struggle with is the idea that anybody could watch this and miss the comic genius of it

    Think Borat

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t know if this has been posted before – it’s for military type Cats.

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Still lurking, Arky.
    Back into rehab next week to be fitted with the prosthetic, so you’d better watch the smart-aleckiness ‘cos I’ll be able to outrun you soon.

    Glad to hear you are doing well, Delta.
    On the last leg now. 🙂

    Guess you are pretty sick of leg jokes by now though.

  166. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Australian government seriously needs to think about tens of thousands of HK refugees coming our way.

    Regardless of the additional taxes, property round our way is booming with a renewed Chinese influx.
    The Chicoms will be putting a stop to it soon no doubt. It has the whiff of people running scared and getting out.

  167. Black Ball

    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight is a tour de force. Have to be up there in top 5 fillums.

  168. mh

    More on US job numbers

    Employment for July was revised up by 7,000 from 159,000 to 166,000, and August was revised up by 38,000 from 130,000 to 168,000. With these revisions, employment gains in July and August combined were 45,000 more than previously reported.

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    The hail of bullets, Lizzie, came because he started firing rounds at the cops.

    Contrary to popular opinion, one round does not necessarily drop you. Particularly if you’re pissed, drugged-up or otherwise some sort of nuffy.

    The vision shows him still moving after being put down, going for the shotgun at which point he gets a few more. Then several more from more recently arrived coppers. All of which were in my view both appropriate and deserved.

    If there’s the slightest chance that roid-monkey was going to ruin my weekend he’d be getting several more for good measure. Fuck him.

    The responsibility is his for creating the situation. Dear old Dad can grieve all he likes for the lack of compo he’ll be getting.

  170. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Breaking News: Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President (even though he did nothing wrong!).

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I do think they went for overkill with the final riddling, when he was down on the ground. That looked unnecessarily brutal at that stage to me. No need for it, he was a gonner by then.

  172. Oh come on

    If they believed enough in what they were doing they wouldn’t cover up for reasons of integrity

    Exactly! And I’ll go further – the Dunkirk evacuation was dishonourable. It would have been far more righteous if the BEF was machine-gunned on the beaches.

    Living on to fight another day is for wimps with no integrity.

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just read and take your point KD. To some extent anyway. Still sorry for the dad though.

  174. EvilElvis

    That looked unnecessarily brutal at that stage to me.

    It’s examples like this that some in society need.

  175. Oh come on

    There’s got to be an enquiry into that…. it doesn’t take 20 bullets to put a person down,’ he said.

    I know, right? They could have just shot him in the leg. Why didn’t they shoot him in the leg? It’s a no-brainer.

  176. Overburdened

    Call me a purist.

  177. Overburdened

    KD

    Zigzactly.

    As for feeling sorry for his dad, you have more concern for him than his fuckwit son did.

  178. Steve trickler

    Black Ball
    #3175342, posted on October 4, 2019 at 10:54 pm
    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight is a tour de force. Have to be up there in top 5 fillums.

    Worthy of a triple post.



  179. mh

    Who’s looking after the pit bull?

  180. Muddy #3175222, posted on October 4, 2019 at 6:41 pm
    An interesting and brief interview with the pilot of a British Tornado shot down and captured during the first Gulf War.

    Thank you Muddy.
    I remember him at the time. He looks rather different today. Never picked him for the bloke on TV.
    Not sure what the Iraqis thought they were doing putting him on TV at the time – they must have a tin ear, coz it was a PR own goal showing a bloke after they’d beaten his face to swell about double the size it should be.

  181. Mark A

    I know very forumites, if any are interested in this, but I post it anyway.
    Not all naval encounters finished in glorious victories, most were routine and ended in failure.

    A naval engagement a brief note no 485.

    HMS Triad was a T class submarine of the Royal Navy which on the 20th of April 1940 was under the command of lt cdr E R J Oddie, the boat was on its 7th war patrol and was assigned to patrol the Skagerrak. At 09.30 hours on the 20th of April 1940 Oddie spotted a convoy made up of the merchant ships Togo, Pionier and Ahrensburg they were being escorted by Jaguar, Falke, F5, F8 and 5 R-boats. Oddie worked HMS Triad into attack position and fired 6 torpedo`s from 2,700 yards range all missed. The escorts immediately started a counter attack starting at 10.20 hours, several of the depth charge patterns were close to HMS Triad and caused minor damage to the submarine. Oddie dived the boat deep and retired to the South-west at a very slow speed in order to avoid detection. HMS Triad remained undetected and was able to slip away.

  182. Anyone here work with RoP?

    Plenty. At all levels, all degrees of devoutness, & with varying degrees of radicalisation.
    I’ve always had ’em in the workplace.
    They can be among the best staff a bloke could want.

  183. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s examples like this that some in society need.’

    The carcass should have been hoisted onto the first floor exterior wall of the station and nailed there via airgun as a warning.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If there’s the slightest chance that roid-monkey was going to ruin my weekend he’d be getting several more for good measure. Fuck him.

    Speaker was a West Australian copper, who had copped some flack, for “Excessive use of force” in shooting a multiple murderer.

    “Now, listen young “Zulu.” He started the shooting. I squeezed the trigger, went home, and had my tea.”

  185. Black Ball

    As Brrrruuuccce used to say about Cyril Rioli Steve Trickled, delicious.

  186. EvilElvis

    The carcass should have been hoisted onto the first floor exterior wall of the station and nailed there via airgun as a warning.

    Yep. God forbid that societies slime might respect or even have a little fear of police force.

  187. Infidel Tiger

    Overburdened
    #3175328, posted on October 4, 2019 at 10:27 pm
    MH

    If they believed enough in what they were doing they wouldn’t cover up for reasons of integrity.

    You despicable and rancid shitstain.

    Why do you think they use umbrellas and face masks?

    Why do you think the price are using dye in their water cannons?

    Fme drunk.

  188. Zyconoclast

    His mother died because she was a in a car, not wearing a seat belt, and the driver was drunk.

    His mother works still be alive today if she prioritised looking after hers sons, spending money, travelling and charity work.

    She made many bad choices and suffered the consequences.

  189. Knuckle Dragger

    No good can come from splashing it about with mad Franco-Arab millionaires.

    Surely they would have taught that in deportment school.

  190. Arky

    You despicable and rancid shitstain.

    ..
    Harsh.
    Not all libertarians are conniving wreckers.
    Some are genuinely retarded, others lonely autistic nonagenarian virgins, others yet hopelessly besotted with their beagles.
    Show some compassion.

  191. Not Uh oh

    Never first so let’s see if I can sneak in for LAST.

  192. Mark from Melbourne

    Not a chance!

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