Open Forum: October 5, 2019

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  1. bespoke

    You also need to lose the idea that asians are incapable of innovation.

    True you only have to look at the choice of phone styles to see that.

  2. notafan

    Then don’t quote my comment bespoke as if you are personally responding to me

    pretty simple

  3. feelthebern

    The Germans were far too trusting of the Chinese.
    Always be wary of an angry German.

  4. notafan

    Wow monty are you suggesting that the kurdish fight for independance only started when the US intervened?

  5. lotocoti

    Rest easy mOnty.
    Guy Verhoftwat’s EU Army will save the day.

  6. lol m0nty thinks Putin and Xi are enemies, rather than objective allies in every major international theatre and in every significant global forum from the Security Council down. M0nty do you actually know anything about this stuff at all??

    Everything Trump has done on the world stage has been what Putin wanted, including the trade war with China. Neither Xi or Putin trust each other further than they can kick them. They only look like allies because Trump has reshaped world politics as being US vs Rest Of The World.

  7. feelthebern

    If you reckon the state of Israel caused issues in the middle east, just try set up a separate Kurdish country.

  8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All the important information, like humour, camaraderie, and just putting something out there to see how people respond, is just static to some.

    That’s all important stuff to me, Arky.
    It is vital you all know and appreciate Attapuss! 😀

    Until Sinc says it isn’t anyway.

  9. feelthebern

    Monty reminds me of Martin Prince at the junior united nations.

  10. feelthebern

    Sinc’s blog.
    His rules.

  11. Dr Faustus

    You should see what they have done to the German economy.
    They have stolen all their IP and are now stealing their clients.

    BMW Brilliance Automotive.
    German BMW actually paid China to steal their IP and brand.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    Everything Trump has done on the world stage has been what Putin wanted

    Yes I’m sure Putin is very pleased with the visa waiver for Poland and the planned military bases there.

    You are an idiot.

  13. feelthebern

    You are an idiot.

    Can we get a fact check on that?

  14. Iampeter

    It was a joke piece.
    Jesus.
    The experimenting on an isolated group of pygmies didn’t twig you that I’m not serious?
    You may like to consider that your one note responses to this blog might be due to your not receiving 70% of the signal.

    What was the joke? Do you think I don’t understand that you weren’t being literal?
    Or are you suggesting you’re not the kind of leftist authoritarian that wants to regulate things like marriage, immigration and similar non-issues?
    That you aren’t a leftist calling for regulation of trade and tech companies because you think they are “censoring” you?
    Thereby very much believing that people need your permission to live their lives.
    I will definitely stand corrected if that is not the case.

    But I think it’s you who is constantly stuck with 0% of the signal.
    You simply don’t know what you’re saying and stubbornly don’t want to know.

  15. Arky

    You are an idiot.

    ..
    You insult idiots. Most of the true idiots I know are lovely people.

  16. Mark A:
    Is ok.
    I was awake with a migraine, waiting for the drugs to work….
    Just feeling a little despondent about the situation.

  17. feelthebern

    monty hasn’t posted this much at the Cat since before the Mueller report.

  18. Fisky

    Sorry m0nty, if you genuinely believe that Putin is using Trump to fight a Cold War with Xi, then you simply do not know anything useful about international relations and have no business expressing opinions about it. Truly embarrassing.

  19. Iampeter

    But the reality is that Objectivists themselves favour collectivist policies, such as invading Iran and other countries that Ayn Rand didn’t like. In fact it wouldn’t be inconsistent for Objectivists to support military force against the PRC. All it would take is Nathaniel Branden to write an op-ed rationalising military force and that would immediately become the official doctrine of the Rand Cult.

    Objectivism is not a political ideology.
    Just like religion has nothing to do with politics, so is a weird thing to bring up.
    You keep making category errors because you don’t know the subject matter, are unfamiliar with the conceptual hierarchy and you’re grasping at straws to pretend we’re discussing something.

    It is also not “collectivist” to attack a country that declared war on you by seizing your embassy.

    Again I don’t want to be mean, but if you don’t know what individualism and collectivism mean, I can’t imagine what you are doing on a politics blog taking the tone of an expert.

  20. Mother Lode

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews defended their right to protest, but “I don’t know that shutting the city down necessarily wins you many friends”, he added.

    What a fathead.

    The right to protest is not the right to deprive other people of their use of common goods.

    It is the right to gather, wave silly signs and talk out of a megaphone, but within existing laws or the limits defined in a permit.

    Would anyone else be able to shut down roads?

    It is really simple – they broke the law.

    I am glad that at least the police in Sydney enforced the law. Once these morons work out that they can protest, but simply can’t block traffic, smash windows, or dangle off major bridges, then we will all be better off.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Since when does NATO dictate to the US? Specifically, since when does the President of the United States of America have to kowtow to a foreign leader when the latter threatens to invade other countries?

    When Congressional law makes it illegal for him to do so. You do know what law is, don’t you M0nty?

    The NATO alliance includes both Turkey and the US. It precedes the informal alliance with the Kurds. Trump may not break the NATO alliance unilaterally, that is not in his executive power. Trump is not Obama.

    If Turkey takes an action in breach of the NATO alliance conditions that is for the NATO allies to deal with. However Trump can take action against Turkey so long as it is within the law. So this:

    Trump: “I Will Totally Destroy And Obliterate” The Turkish Economy If Erdogan Breaks Promises In Syria (7 Oct)

    Economic sanctions against Turkey is not in breach of the NATO military alliance, I gather. That is a reasonable assumption otherwise NATO would’ve been incessantly squabbling over economic slights on one another for the last 70 years.

  22. Arky

    Alright smart guy.
    Fix the China bind we are in.
    They will overtake the US as an economic and military power sometime in the mid 2020’s on current trajectory.
    They execute dissidents and have a massive social engineering and surveilance project they would like to export globally.

  23. Mitch M.

    The ‘born that way’ tag was always a vehicle (1) to allow lawyers to argue that sexual orientation was just like race or sex, and thereby to treat discrimination on those grounds as the same as racism or sexism, and (2) to convince normies that you cannot overcome, nor should you be expected, such desires. A recent study suggests that same-sex attraction has low heritability and high polygenicity. The sociologists, of course, never believed this and just kept their heads down while the lies where politically effective.

    Be careful DB. That’s a GWAS study, I have little regard for such a method because it is impossible to compute all the potential gene-gene, gene-environment interactions. Polygenicity is the norm not the exception. The study does not deny genetic influences but simply looking at genes independently of environmental variables, especially in utero, is problematic if only because it is nigh impossible to investigate in utero issues long after the birth. The authors acknowledge the complexity and that we don’t have a full picture. As usual the news report glosses over these statements and the headline is deliberately misleading.

    The other issue is that this is a new study. In biomedicine it is precarious to make claims based on a single study and new studies have very high error rates. I have no doubt that some are “born that way”.

  24. Fisky

    Yes I’m sure Putin is very pleased with the visa waiver for Poland and the planned military bases there.

    Putin was particularly fond of Trump scrapping the Iran Deal and the INF treaty! lol

  25. Bruce of Newcastle

    I should add that the person who is in the position to initiate formal action regarding Turkey is Nancy Pelosi, since she is the House majority leader. It would be easy to pass emergency legislation, and get the Senate to ratify it.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    They will overtake the US as an economic and military power sometime in the mid 2020’s on current trajectory.

    No they won’t.

    This is fantasy.

  27. Fisky

    Objectivism is not a political ideology.

    No, it’s a quasi religious cult based on the edicts of St Rand. A really dumb movement too.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Brisbane bridge protest

    In Brisbane a protester suspended from the city’s Story Bridge says climate change caused a recent Queensland bushfire that destroyed the forest where his wife’s ashes were scattered.

    The Extinction Rebellion activist called on governments to address climate change and live-streaming his plea over the internet sitting in a hammocksuspended from the bridge over the Brisbane River.

    Last month’s fire at Binna Burra in the Gold Coast hinterland, which destroyed 11 homes, had robbed his daughters of an ongoing connection to their mother, the protester named only as “Paul” claimed.

    Paul said his daughters visited the forest every year to pay their respects to their mum, but that they didn’t get the chance this year.

    “Unfortunately, the rainforest burned before they got there, so they don’t have that connection there any more.

    From the Oz. You couldn’t make this up, seriously?

  29. Iampeter

    Don’t tell me Buddhism is all peace and love either. I remember being horrified in a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka to view very graphic models of impaled human beings, life sized and in agony.

    That’s very perceptive Elizabeth. But I think you were the one that was accusing me of being “disparaging” to the Christian religion. You know, the one that as it’s holiest symbol has an innocent man brutally crucified, for the sins of others no less.
    So is human-torture imagery good or bad? Or does is just change on a whim based on how it supports whatever random position you have at any random given point in time?

    See how without principles all you do is contradict yourself all the time?

  30. Iampeter

    No, it’s a quasi religious cult based on the edicts of St Rand. A really dumb movement too.

    You were just saying how without religion we have no basis for rights…now you’re bagging a movement for being “quasi religious?”

    See how without principles all you do is contradict yourself all the time?

  31. Fisky

    This is fantasy.

    Especially in the sense that the person who wrote WANTS this to happen. Luckily there is zero prospect of it playing out

  32. Arky

    No they won’t.

    This is fantasy.

    ..
    Butt out. I’m talking to IvorPeter.

  33. Fisky

    now you’re bagging a movement for being “quasi religious?”

    Ayn Rand is the secular ayatollah of the Randroid movement, which consists of a few hundred white male incels who struggle with human interaction.

  34. Arky

    Especially in the sense that the person who wrote WANTS this to happen.

    ..
    Is that directed at me?

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    climate change caused a recent Queensland bushfire that destroyed the forest where his wife’s ashes were scattered.

    That would be a eucalyptus forest? Made up of trees that need fire to propagate? Are we supposed to believe that there never has been a fire in that forest before now?

  36. Percy Popinjay

    I’ll miss poor ol’ Nong’s heroic existential battles with its robot translator/interpreter.

  37. feelthebern

    In Brisbane a protester suspended from the city’s Story Bridge says climate change caused a recent Queensland bushfire that destroyed the forest where his wife’s ashes were scattered.

    Sounds like a numbers style fairy tale.

  38. Fisky

    Apologies Arky, m0nty wrote something very similar and it was directed at him. He strongly supports the PRC.

  39. bespoke

    Winston Smith
    #3178217, posted on October 8, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    Mark A:
    Is ok.

    I hope and not a sign of something else.

  40. feelthebern

    Is this Iampenis a sock puppet?

  41. Sorry m0nty, if you genuinely believe that Putin is using Trump to fight a Cold War with Xi, then you simply do not know anything useful about international relations and have no business expressing opinions about it. Truly embarrassing.

    Says the bloke who reckons tariffs are bonzer and Trump is anti-Putin. Fisky, you used to be somewhat intelligent but you’ve gone off your tree.

  42. feelthebern

    monty, you seem quite pent up about this.
    Please monitor your blood pressure.

  43. Percy Popinjay

    Don’t tell me Buddhism is all peace and love either

    What kind of Buddhism is this, Otto?

  44. feelthebern

    & your blood-sugar levels too.

  45. bespoke

    Is this Iampenis a sock puppet?

    No Sinc’s other chin.

  46. Thanks bern, I have ongoing heart disease so that’s a very touching sentiment.

  47. feelthebern

    If true, that takes all the fun out of it.

  48. Percy Popinjay

    Is this Iampenis a sock puppet?

    It is alleged to be an actual carbon based lifeform that a commenter here may have had the misfortune to encounter in real life.

  49. feelthebern

    It’s like calling someone a boozehound & then you find out they are an alcoholic.

  50. Roger

    In Brisbane a protester suspended from the city’s Story Bridge says climate change caused a recent Queensland bushfire that destroyed the forest where his wife’s ashes were scattered.

    Grow up.

  51. Yes, I am serious. Cardiomyopathy, an enlarged muscle over the left ventricle. Diagnosed many years ago, on medication for the rest of my life probably, and flaring up again at the moment as it happens.

  52. notafan

    “People do not walk there if they can avoid it”

    Emma Duncan has written a piece for the Times with which I ought to agree. It has the title “The city of billionaires is a vision of hell” and has the strapline “San Francisco shows what happens when rent controls are used to tackle a housing shortage”.

    a San Francisco story

  53. mh

    Thanks bern, I have ongoing heart disease so that’s a very touching sentiment.

    TDS is metastatic.

  54. notafan

    destroyed the forest where his wife’s ashes were scattered.

    and that would affect his wife’s ashes how?

  55. feelthebern

    Well if you had told us years ago, I would have stopped all the fat jokes.
    Serious shit.
    Hopefully your diet is reflective of your condition.

  56. Roger

    “Unfortunately, the rainforest burned before they got there, so they don’t have that connection there any more…”

    The rainforest didn’t burn you numpty.

    Eucalyptus woodland did.

    If you scattered your wife’s ashes in eucalyptus woodland you must have known a fire would go through their sooner or later.

  57. Mother Lode

    and that would affect his wife’s ashes how?

    They would have burne…hang on.
    .
    .
    .
    Climate change BAD!

  58. calli

    I thought the Binna Burra fire was deliberately lit.

  59. tbh I don’t mind the fat jokes, I never eat donuts so all that stuff just makes me laugh at how silly it is.

    If you had the credibility to start attacking me for being a poor programmer, than would hurt. 😀

  60. notafan

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews defended their right to protest, but “I don’t know that shutting the city down necessarily wins you many friends”, he added.

    Green light to seriously inconvenience Dan Andrews and his white male privilege

    Extinction Rebellion will be blocking the government car exit of parliament house in three two

  61. calli

    That’s the spirit, m0nty.

  62. mh

    monty,
    According to the US President’s doctor, Trump is “in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond.”

    Beyond 2024!

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    and that would affect his wife’s ashes how?

    They would have burne…hang on.

    I’m trying to make the connection, indeed.

  64. Roger

    I thought the Binna Burra fire was deliberately lit.

    Investigations ongoing, afaik.

    Police have labelled it “suspicious”.

  65. feelthebern

    If you had the credibility to start attacking me for being a poor programmer, than would hurt.

    I have an army of Chinese born staff who do all my programming.

  66. feelthebern

    Trump is an example of how long you be overweight & live if you don’t drink, smoke or do drugs.
    I am sure being an absolute root-rat also aided his longevity.

  67. dover_beach

    The other issue is that this is a new study. In biomedicine it is precarious to make claims based on a single study and new studies have very high error rates.

    Of course, but this study doesn’t reverse previous findings.

  68. Infidel Tiger

    How many times do we have to tell you to look after yourself Monty?

    FFS.

  69. Top Ender

    Moony McMoonFace?

    Discovery of 20 moons gives Saturn the most of any planet in our solar system and prompts public contest that lets YOU start naming them

    Link

  70. Infidel Tiger

    Trump is an example of how long you be overweight & live if you don’t drink, smoke or do drugs.
    I am sure being an absolute root-rat also aided his longevity.

    He only got fat in the last 10 years too.

    Before that he was in pretty good shape.

  71. mh

    Neiljetel
    ‏@neiljetel
    climate change protest wimps try to stop a real man from getting his beefburger

    https://twitter.com/neiljetel/status/1179841276050579456

  72. Mother Lode

    If you scattered your wife’s ashes in eucalyptus woodland you must have known a fire would go through their sooner or later.

    What do you mean?

    I have photographs and postcards from all over the place. The natural state of bushlands is serene and lush. All creeks are cool and limpid. Tree branches covered with a down of succulent leaves, even fallen logs are perfect as they are and ‘belong’ in their place. Mountains are sometimes majestic rugged walls topped with snow, and at other times gentle folds in the land. Animals are uniformly at ease, nibbling at greenery in the midst of plenty. Lions and tigers seem to survive purely on a diet of lazing under trees. No discord. No death.

    None of these cards or photos have frickin’ bushfires in them. No blackened ground with its gaunt stubble, no animals roasted with limbs baked and contorted by inferno. None of that.

    This is mans fault!

  73. He only got fat in the last 10 years too.

    Before that he was in pretty good shape.

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  74. Mother Lode

    Discovery of 20 moons gives Saturn the most of any planet in our solar system

    This is wrong.

    All planets should have an equal number of moons.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    According to the US President’s doctor, Trump is “in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond.”

    Health and age are no longer important for Presidents.

    How Will Bernie Sanders’s Heart Attack Affect His Campaign? (NYT today)

    Let’s start with some facts straightaway. A heart attack does not disqualify anyone from running for and holding public office. … By every indication, Mr. Sanders plans to continue his campaign for the presidency, and even told staff members on a telephone call Monday that he feels more “more strongly about the need for a political revolution today than I did when I began this campaign.”

    Presumably if the Democrat presidential candidate dies they will enthusiastically elect his or her corpse. After all many of the Dem voters are dead themselves.

  76. Shy Ted:

    The chance of a gusty thunderstorm with little or no rainfall during this afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h shifting southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.
    With a bit of luck that should see him swinging in the rain.

    Ha ha!
    You funny, Shy Ted.

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    See how without principles all you do is contradict yourself all the time?

    Nope. Don’t see that at all. I have plenty of principles, especially when it comes to protecting Christianity from cultural leftists like you. The symbol of Christianity, Christ on the Cross, takes care of all of those previous evils of torture, in theory anyway. This is not a good thing to do to anyone, says that symbol. This is something that a mother may piteously cry over, says that symbol. There is something greater in life than doing this to someone, says this symbol. To me, anyway.

    Gosh, you are a bore.

    You will fade out here from your own terminal boredom with yourself.
    We don’t have to do anything about you at all.

  78. Infidel Tiger

    “Habitual linestepper”

  79. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Let’s start with some facts straightaway. A heart attack does not disqualify anyone from running for and holding public office. …

    Of course not. Just pick a good 2IC.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Equal numbers of moons’

    Iampietro, get in here with your thesaurus and sort this injustice out.

    Take all the time you need before letting us know. Years, if necessary.

    The solar system demands it.

  81. Roger

    Mr. Sanders…told staff members on a telephone call Monday that he feels more “more strongly about the need for a political revolution today than I did when I began this campaign.”

    Er…Bernie, [sotto voce] US law dictates that any person who incites a political revolution shall be incapable of holding public office. What’s more, they can be sent to prison for 10 years.

  82. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This is mans fault!

    Yep. Tree man’s just left. Not exactly clear felled but highly trimmed and greatly improved.

    Greenie in Melbourne protest saying don’t touch a leaf can go bag her head.

  83. Overburdened

    Elizabeth B

    You draw a long bow to associate an individual choice into the death of family.

    If you are in the right tribe for you, stay there.

  84. RobK

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-08/synergy-failure-may-lead-to-bill-hikes-or-taxpayer-bailouts/11579864?pfmredir=sm

    Key points:
    Synergy has been crippled by the huge uptake in solar and other renewable power
    It still has to stabilise the power grid through costly coal- and gas-fired plants
    The Government insists it won’t raise power prices to ease the financial pain

    The WA government is discovering the hidden costs of renewables which they were told about decades ago.
    Reality bites. Costs will ramp up.

  85. Knuckle Dragger

    Has the extinction warrior fallen out of his hammock yet?

    With him knowing the standard response is negotiators, potential traffic congestion and meeja shots during a protracted and expensive ‘rescue’, why they don’t just leave him there escapes me.

    His howls of climate change-related protest when the wind starts spinning him around like a top will please me.

  86. RobK

    Costs will ramp up even though WA has reserved gas . East coast take heed.

  87. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Where’s da noo fred? I want to claim it in the name of None.
    Can another/others stand proxy for None if I am not around?
    None is like Arthur. She will return.

    Hic iacet septultus inclinitus Regina Nona in Insula Catallaxia.
    Regina quondam, Reginaque Futurus

  88. areff

    The rainforest didn’t burn, you numpty.

    Indeed it didn’t. But that hasn’t stopped a former ABC journalist and Climate e-Stinker saying as much on the public broadcaster’s website today.

    The “fires” in sub-tropical Queensland and high-altitude rainforests of NSW.

    More at Quadrant’s ER on Ms Chloe Adams, her unsurprising background and Victoria Police doing what they do best: nothing

  89. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In this post lies that which remains of Queen None on the Isle of Catallaxy.
    Once Queen, and Queen still to be.

    Get it up, guys.

  90. bespoke

    Yes she will no other place left.

  91. Twostix

    Everything Trump has done on the world stage has been what Putin wanted, including the trade war with China. Neither Xi or Putin trust each other further than they can kick them. They only look like allies because Trump has reshaped world politics as being US vs Rest Of The World

    Lol. What do we have here.

    Ole neocon m0nty.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nonsense. None will return, like Arthur, she will be eternally here.
    Till she is forgotten.

    We shall not forget.
    She’s not dead yet.
    At the very least she can sneak in under a little pseudonym for a while.
    Arthur did that all the time.

  93. Roger

    The rainforest didn’t burn, you numpty.

    Indeed it didn’t. But that hasn’t stopped a former ABC journalist and Climate e-Stinker saying as much on the public broadcaster’s website today.

    I note she wears a badge saying “Tell the Truth”.

  94. bespoke

    I said Yes she will.

    Mushrooms? 😉

  95. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You draw a long bow to associate an individual choice into the death of family.
    If you are in the right tribe for you, stay there.

    Overburdened One, ya got me wrong.

    The Death of the Family, Cooper’s book promoting the destruction of the family in the Western World, was Not A Good Thing. Moving away from awkward rellies (my god, you want to hear more of how awkward some of mine were/are?) I have no objection to at all.

    A pesky ABC guy I went out with once during my transition period (transing from Mt. Druitt Bogan class to end up in Vaucluse Harbour View class) said to me you will never get anywhere until you dump that family of yours. He was wrong of course. I didn’t dump them even though they often dumped hard on me. I am glad of that now; a family is part of you, even if you move far away from them emotionally, mentally, intellectually, spiritually, and in location, two things apply. You owe your parents for bringing you into the world and nurturing you, and you owe the group you grew up with for showing you how to live amongst people at their best and worst. Then you can move on, up, and out. If you choose.

  96. Iampeter

    Ayn Rand is the secular ayatollah of the Randroid movement, which consists of a few hundred white male incels who struggle with human interaction.

    Then a good Christian like you would be a big supporter.
    Christ was the worlds first white male, incel, struggling with human interaction after all.

    Anyway, please continue posting self contradictions in an effort to imitate political discourse.

  97. JC

    Yes, I am serious. Cardiomyopathy, an enlarged muscle over the left ventricle. Diagnosed many years ago, on medication for the rest of my life probably, and flaring up again at the moment as it happens.

    Fatboy, I told you a decade ago devouring up to a dozen donuts a day was going to kill you. Also, wifey and I are too old, hand over those kids to Artie and his other half as he they will be able to look after them and raise them properly. Real cute kids, but you’d be a terrible parent. Terrible.

  98. Iampeter

    Nope. Don’t see that at all.

    Ah, I see you are a brick wall. I will not be hitting that with my head. Again.

  99. Fisky:

    The main problem with using military force against the PRC is that two nuclear armed superpowers would be engaging each other on conventional terms, which would carry a very high risk of escalating to WMD use.

    In his book on the GRU, Victor Suvorov tells of the US cowboy films where there is a fight in a bar. It stands out with harsh words, thrown drinks, a punch up, and then turns into a gunfight. The story rarely goes any other way.
    He posits the following scenario – Harsh words straight to a gun play. It was always going to end that way, so why not gain the advantage of the first strike?
    If the goal is to win, then try a decapitating first strike against the enemy, his government, and his forces aligned to hit you.
    If the goal is to simply posture, then go with the gradual escalation. But don’t expect to win.

  100. Bear Necessities

    Brisbane bridge protest

    In Brisbane a protester suspended from the city’s Story Bridge says climate change caused a recent Queensland bushfire that destroyed the forest where his wife’s ashes were scattered.

    The Extinction Rebellion activist called on governments to address climate change and live-streaming his plea over the internet sitting in a hammocksuspended from the bridge over the Brisbane River.

    Last month’s fire at Binna Burra in the Gold Coast hinterland, which destroyed 11 homes, had robbed his daughters of an ongoing connection to their mother, the protester named only as “Paul” claimed.

    Paul said his daughters visited the forest every year to pay their respects to their mum, but that they didn’t get the chance this year.

    “Unfortunately, the rainforest burned before they got there, so they don’t have that connection there any more.

    I’m a bit worried about this Extinction rebellion lot. Nothing will suffice except total capitulation. I saw the Joker yesterday. Picture Extinction Rebellion with painted on Clown faces and it is not that far a stretch.

  101. max

    Arky
    #3178193, posted on October 8, 2019 at 12:40 pm
    You also need to lose the idea that asians are incapable of innovation or that we have some advantage in education.
    They are and we don’t.

    They’re as advanced as anyone in quantum computing and predictions are they will be able to go dark in two years. Good luck if you wanna take on their military then.

  102. Snoopy

    Watching Top Ender on the Discovery Channel in Vegas. Handsome devil.

  103. Snoopy

    No, its the National Geographic channel.

  104. Filbert

    aboriginals didn’t have a written language

    That is not true. Aborigines wrote on Message Sticks, and used them to communicate with others.

    Not sure if anyone clue batted this 8th Dan moron up thread, however, message sticks merely conveyed that the holder (usually someone down the pecking order) spoke with the authority of the tribal leader.
    They were used when sending someone to a neighbouring tribe to negotiate, so demonstrating that said chap spoke with authority.
    The decorations (not writing) were generally in the style of simple cross hatching.
    Sticks were either rounded or squared off.
    No-one ‘wrote’ on message sticks… ever.

    PS. I’m sorry to burst this old bubble but a few FNQ tribes DID boil water in large sea shells as observed/documented by Dr Walter Edmund Roth (late 1800’s).
    The reason for boiling the water was never explained as far as I know.
    Back to lurking 🙂

  105. JC

    PS. I’m sorry to burst this old bubble but a few FNQ tribes DID boil water in large sea shells as observed/documented by Dr Walter Edmund Roth (late 1800’s).

    Where’s the cream pie?

    That reverse claim has been posted 598 times by a world renowned “historician” at the Cat.

  106. EvilElvis

    Good to see Iampeter around. Remove none and something fills the void, law of unintended circumstances and all that. A smarter man than an educated one would get that.

  107. Delcon

    What exactly was None banned?

  108. Infidel Tiger

    What exactly was None banned?

    Rudeness.

  109. Filbert:

    They were used when sending someone to a neighbouring tribe to negotiate, so demonstrating that said chap spoke with authority.
    The decorations (not writing) were generally in the style of simple cross hatching.
    Sticks were either rounded or squared off.
    No-one ‘wrote’ on message sticks… ever.

    Of course they didn’t write on the stick, Filbert, you culture denier, you.
    It was all embedded in the USB port at the base, and done wirelessly via Blacktooth.

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