Tuesday Forum: October 8, 2019

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  1. A Lurker

    Q. Who in h*ll is starting fires around Tenterfield? Going by the NSW rural fire map another one has sparked up and is out of control.

    p.s. I identify as a top tenner.

  2. feelthebern

    Why are all the good players looking to leave Essendon?

  3. Rex Mango

    The fire question is a very good one and judging by these extinction loons, could be another angry summer.

  4. stackja

    A L – old fires embers whipped by wind?

  5. A Lurker

    A L – old fires embers whipped by wind?

    Could be, there are both old and new fires in the general vicinity.

  6. feelthebern

    I’ve only just read Ray Dalio’s letter from 1st Oct.
    He’s saying the world right now is similar to 1935-1945.
    Bit of a stretch.

  7. Roger

    I note the ABC is now making some if its programs available with Chinese subtitles.

  8. Slim Cognito

    World still hasn’t ended, as widely predicted.

  9. P

    President Trump Briefing With Senior Military Leadership – Video and Transcript…

  10. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Arky, you may find it difficult to persuade many posters on this blog to look at what is happening in China now, to what was common twenty years ago.
    A nation which produces half of the world’s ships, one third of the worlds vehicles, and almost all of the consumer goods sold in Australia, is no longer getting by on churning out Christmas tree decorations.

  11. Twostix

    1. Tony Abbott was the most conservative and libertarian friendly PM this country will ever have under the current system.

    2. M0nty and the retarded bugman democrat left have allowed themselves to be taken over by the neoconservatives – who were seeking a new home havng being booted from the right.

    Good luck!

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    20th. Proxy for None.
    Come on down, None.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve only just read Ray Dalio’s letter from 1st Oct.
    He’s saying the world right now is similar to 1935-1945.
    Bit of a stretch.

    Bern – Maybe the following article will change your mind.

    Concentration Camp Survivors: China Using Forced Sterilization, Abortion for Genocide

    RTWT. Sound like anything you’ve heard about before? At least the Krauts didn’t have organ rejection control drugs.

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Meanwhile, I’m outta here. Much to do today that is as yet undone.

  15. bespoke

    Did’t you have some contact with Scientology, Lizzie?

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    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.

    Yea verily. And so it is written. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh, gawd.

    A tribute fred.

    …..

    How about this weather, huh? Hot enough for ya?

  18. Arky

    Arky, you may find it difficult to persuade many posters on this blog to look at what is happening in China now, to what was common twenty years ago.

    ..
    Some maybe.
    Others are pretty knowledgeable.
    I have been a Sinophile for three decades.
    The West have had shit policies towards her since the times of tea clippers.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    M0nty – It sure is!

    Colombian Navy Rescues Shipwrecked Smuggling Suspects Found Floating On Cocaine Bales

    In a bizarre story reported by the Colombian Navy, personnel from the Colombian Navy and Coast Guard found drug smugglers clinging to cocaine bales in shark-infested Pacific Ocean waters after their vessel was hit by a rogue wave last week.

    The incident occurred in the waters near Tumaco in Colombia, about 30 nautical miles from shore, said Captain Jorge Maldonado of Colombia’s Task Force Against Drug Trafficking.

    Maldonado said navy and coast guard personnel were conducting surveillance and maritime control operations when they discovered the shipwreck. He said the smugglers were clinging onto cocaine hydrochloride bales for at least seven hours. In total, the navy and coast guard recovered 2,789 lbs of cocaine.

    That floating feeling isn’t your imagination.

  20. Carpe Jugulum

    Top 30

    👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

  21. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3178298, posted on October 8, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Why are all the good players looking to leave Essendon?

    Daniher and Fantasia both have an allergy to hard training.
    And then blow up with soft tissue inuries.
    Following that they get lazy at rehab and get injured again.
    Then they blame the coaches when they fall apart.

  22. Top Ender

    A serving police officer caught illegally wearing war medals he was not entitled to was caught out after protecting the most senior Commonwealth official in the country — former Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

    Agreed facts tendered to the Downing Centre Local Court reveal Senior Constable Darrin Hooper was caught in a series of fibs after being filmed by a Channel 7 camera crew for the hit show Motorcycle Cops.

    The 45-year-old Highway Patrol officer was fined $1000 today after pleading guilty to one charge of wearing service medals when not entitled, with a second charge withdrawn.

    “On February 21, 2018 … (Hooper) was tasked with escorting Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove to the state funeral of Sir Nicholas Shehadie,” the facts state.

    “(Another officer) stated that during the mission the Governor General pointed to (Hooper’s) medals and said words to the effect of ‘you have served time in the military, well done’ and he replied ‘thank you sir’.”

    and

    During a record of interview Hooper told officers he had served in the Australian army for six weeks but was medically discharged for shin splints.

    No word as to whether he’s been fired for dishonesty. Daily Tele.

  23. feelthebern

    How can Sydney possibly afford this Daniher fellow?
    Or is a the AFL salary cap as big a joke as the NRL salary cap?

  24. JC

    OMG, she’s running?

    Hillary tied with Bernie for 4th

    BNL NEWS
    @BreakingNLive
    · 8h
    BREAKING: Hillary Clinton ‘thinking about’ running for President in 2020, according to multiple sources

    Lord, please it’s so. Please!

  25. Spider

    Absolutely amazing the reaction to Trumps announcement to withdraw from Syria. Suddenly the very people who proclaimed Trump a warmonger and a danger to the world order say he now is now risking the life of the Kurds by not continuing with the war. Bloody hypocrites.

  26. Chris

    Afternoon all. I claim almost-indigenous status and welcome you to country.

  27. feelthebern

    Question.
    When do they blow the big horn for Yom Kippur?

  28. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3178369, posted on October 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    How can Sydney possibly afford this Daniher fellow?
    Or is a the AFL salary cap as big a joke as the NRL salary cap?

    They get a cap loading for higher living costs in Sydney (cough).
    Daniher is there to fill the role previously played by Kurt Tippett.
    That is, be told by Buddy to fuck off out of the way, then get injured and spend 8 weeks out.
    Come back.
    Rinse and repeat.

  29. Bruce in WA

    Greetings from Bali. On things Chinese, I saw in Candidasa a rather svelte SVU, about the size of a Kia Sportage, with modern looks and great paintwork. I saw Range Rover on the bonnet and thought it must have been a new model. Then it got closer and I could see the badge actually read “Ranger Rover”. Clone.

  30. feelthebern

    Well I suppose it does cost more to live in Sydney (cocaine) versus Melbourne or Perth (ice).

  31. Chris

    Thank you, thank you. Here is my invoice, terms are settlement in full on completion of welcome.

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    And why?

    What’s the significance?

  33. V

    BOM forecast 36 degree heatwave in Brisbane today, the prediction of the hottest october day on record had a lot of media attention.

    midday peak was just 30 degrees, and the wind they are saying is coming form the north while the flags are all blowing form the south.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Seriously bern, they will pay for Daniher with the money they save from Papley et al leaving, and Buddy retiring mid next year to take up a NSW aboriginal liaison job with the AFL, plus a coaching job with the Swans academy on about 80% of his current salary (but without any ASADA player testing commitments).

  35. Mother Lode

    BREAKING: Hillary Clinton ‘thinking about’ running for President in 2020, according to multiple sources

    Ha ha haa!

  36. feelthebern

    JC, are you observing Yom Kippur this year due to your new found heritage?

  37. JC

    I’m a new observant J**w, Bern. 🙂

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Brisbane bridge protest ends

    An activist who suspended himself from Brisbane’s Story Bridge in a hammock has ended his protest after six hours, despite saying he could have hung out for days.

    Update, from the Oz.

  39. Knuckle Dragger

    C’mon Hillster, have a crack.

    Ten years’ worth of hilarious memes awaits.

  40. feelthebern

    BREAKING: Hillary Clinton ‘thinking about’ running for President in 2020, according to multiple sources

    Fact check.
    On further inspection, it was decided that Hillary will be waddling for President in 2020.

    Real question.
    Has any president ever had kankles ?
    If not, history is against her.

  41. feelthebern

    JC, does that mean we won’t hear from you from sun down tonight for 24 hours?
    Does it also mean you have employed monty (a gentile) to do all your work for the next 24 hours too?

  42. calli

    The trumpet sounds tomorrow at sunset.

    I hope you’ve had a shower, JC. And used deodorant. Some of these observances can be taken a bit far.

  43. JC

    I’ve only just read Ray Dalio’s letter from 1st Oct.
    He’s saying the world right now is similar to 1935-1945.
    Bit of a stretch.

    He’s no David Tepper, that’s for sure.

    I’m always sceptical of this stuff, because history does not always repeat itself, but more importantly, the financial system at the time was very different. The world then had variations of the gold standard and we now have fiat currencies. That makes a huge difference.

  44. calli

    I wondered about the Hillbot’s sudden book spruiking and soft interviews. Please, please make it so! 🤣

  45. Val Majkus

    wonder what percentage of those emergency climate protestors actually hold a productive job? Like this comment from the Oz

    Their time would better used to fight the bush-fires they insist were caused by climate emergency or even more outlandish help the drought stricken farmers and communities.

  46. feelthebern

    Unlike Howard Marks – who is proud of his cvnt-like status – I think Dalio wants to now be loved.
    His worth 20bill, so he really shouldn’t care.
    Hence some of his recent writings.

  47. Tom

    JC, are you observing Yom Kippur this year due to your new found heritage?

    The Olympic Dam tribe celebrates Yom Kippur?

  48. JC

    JC, does that mean we won’t hear from you from sun down tonight for 24 hours?

    I’m going to try, but if I fail I’ll be having a chat with God on atonement day. No biggie as he always lets me off. He loves me.

    Does it also mean you have employed monty (a gentile) to do all your work for the next 24 hours too?

    No! Absolutely not.

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Did’t you have some contact with Scientology, Lizzie?

    No.

    Are you trying to be nasty? Why on earth would I have been interested in that stuff?

  50. feelthebern

    New business idea (I am sure they’d have this in NY).
    Gentile for Hire.

  51. feelthebern

    Reminded of that episode where Larry David is going to have an affair with the Orthodox dry-cleaner.

  52. calli

    Is that like a Designated Driver, Bern?

  53. JC

    The Olympic Dam tribe celebrates Yom Kippur?

    Yea Tom. We do a whole welcome to the country shebang at the Syn. and mix it up with prayer and stuff. Works well.

  54. feelthebern

    Celebrating Yom Kippur.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wR8cVyrD48

    They are really Gentile jokes.

  55. bespoke

    Are you trying to be nasty?

    No

  56. feelthebern

    Is that like a Designated Driver, Bern?

    Kind of.
    But more for ultra Orthodox people who are looking for a work-around on the Sabbath.

  57. JC

    On a serious note, it wouldn’t shock me in the least if those “more modern” versions of Judaism mixed welcome to the country bullshit with their religious services. They’re as bad as the Uniting Church I reckon.

  58. feelthebern

    Please tell me smoking ceremonies haven’t made their way to Temple.

  59. feelthebern

    Will father McTilty-Head say something nice about Yom Kippur, like he did about Ramadan? & Eid?

  60. I will be observing Yom Kippur…about to leave work to take the fast…which will start approximately 6.45 and finish tomorrow night at 7.45…..no food and no fluid.

  61. feelthebern

    Good luck with the fast!
    No fluids would be tough.

  62. calli

    I enjoyed the Gentile joke about the son and his mother. And I know exactly why it was so funny for the J-ws. 😁

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Are you trying to be nasty?
    No

    I’m intrigued. How did your mind turn towards scientology re me then?
    It’s like asking me if I’ve ever been a Sikh.

  64. calli

    I’ve been Sikh.

    Then I recovered.

  65. JC

    feelthebern
    #3178400, posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    New business idea (I am sure they’d have this in NY).
    Gentile for Hire.

    Like in our building apt.

    I love NYC J**Ws. They’re freaking crazy D’rats but they’re good people. The right side of their brain just doesn’t function properly though. We have one J**Wish friend whose a Republican through and through. He despises the D’rats openly, but he just call himself a Republican. He calls himself he’s a conservative Democrat. it’s insane.
    The joke is that American J**Ws live like WASPS and vote like Puerto Ricans.

  66. “JC
    #3178407, posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    On a serious note, it wouldn’t shock me in the least if those “more modern” versions of Judaism mixed welcome to the country bullshit with their religious services. They’re as bad as the Uniting Church I reckon.”

    yes they are JC…I go to a an Orthodox Shule. Reform Judaism has morphed into a far-left social justice cult….and whilst bad here it has really lost the plot in the US…you have female reform rabbis (cough, cough, cough) who hang around with Linda Sarsour. The future of Jooos and Joooodaism lies in Israel and with the Orthodox and the Haredim.

  67. “feelthebern
    #3178411, posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:25 pm
    Good luck with the fast!
    No fluids would be tough.”

    Effing tough!

  68. There’s nothing worse than a Jooo hating Jooo.

  69. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Have a big glass of water at 5pm and another at 6.30 Cassie.
    Avoiding dehydration is important and not sinful if taken early I trust.

    Fasting for a purpose sounds like the best way to do it.
    At least its not for a colonscopy.
    They let you drink but you wish you didn’t have to.
    Their potions are complexly hideous and the effects cannot be ignored. 🙂

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I suppose cleaning your teeth would be considered cheating?

  71. Mother Lode

    Real question.
    Has any president ever had kankles ?

    I believe FDR did – that was why he insisted in a wheelchair.

    He realised the stigma of kankles – otherwise known as ‘Losers Disease’ was too much to be overcome.

    Luckily he was up against, in Europe, a flatulent drug addict, and he was allied with a high functioning alcoholic with an exceptional oratorical flare.

    Otherwise things might have turned out differently.

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Can you take your blood pressure pills? I’d be out if not.

  73. An activist who suspended himself from Brisbane’s Story Bridge in a hammock has ended his protest after six hours, despite saying he could have hung out for days.

    Did it end with a big splash & a frayed (or neatly cut) rope?

  74. bespoke

    Just that you make it very hard to leave the Cat Lizzie like …….

    Ill shut up 😎

  75. Snoopy

    In Vegas watching Top Ender on the National Geographic channel. Handsome devil.

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What about your indulgent oestrogen pill, which you take only because you like the stuff and refuse to grow old on God’s good timetable?

  77. Mother Lode

    Maybe Hillary is hoping to make any revelations about her past misdeeds seem like dirty political campaigning instead of what they actually were.

  78. “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3178422, posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm”

    Will do…I once had to go to hospital after getting dehydrated on Yom Kippur. Of course if you are old you don’t have to fast and if you have major/medical issues, you don’t fast….but I know a ninety-two year old who will fast.

  79. Mother Lode

    Sorry, to be a bit clearer with regards my post above regarding Hillary, I am guessing that she is not about to launch a campaign – too far from her sofa, her gin bottle, and her budging stick – but inserting her into the campaigning, debating and discussions going on.

  80. JC…the groovy orthodox synagogue to go to in NYC is the Carlebach Shule on the upper west side.

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    AEC rejects Chinese-language sign claim, saying it didn’t sway voters

    Olivia Caisley
    Reporter
    @livcaisley
    3 minutes ago October 8, 2019
    1 Comment

    The Australian Electoral Commission has rejected a push by failed Independent candidate Oliver Yates to say the use of purple, Chinese language signs in the Melbourne seats of Kooyong and Chisholm was misleading.

    The AEC has asked the federal court to throw out both cases, saying Mr Yates fails to set out the basis on which it might be concluded that electors able to read the signs cast their votes in a manner different from what they had previously intended.

    “The petition fails to set out at all, let alone with sufficient particularity, any facts or matters on the basis of which it might be concluded that it was likely that on polling day, electors able to read Chinese characters, upon seeing and reading the corflute, cast their vote in a manner different from what they had previously intended,” the AEC writes in court filings.

    Mr Frydenberg is being challenged by Mr Yates, who ran against him in the seat of Kooyong. Mr Yates only won 8.98 per cent of the primary vote in Kooyong, compared to the Treasurer’s 49 per cent.

    Mr Frydenberg and Ms Liu have claimed the signs “intended” to say “make your vote count, put a one next to the Liberal Party candidate”.

    But the signs, which were in Australian Electoral Commission colours, told voters that “the correct voting method” was to put a one next to the Liberal candidate.

    Mr Frydenberg is facing a separate High Court challenge over his eligibility to sit in parliament, with Kooyong resident Michael Staindl accusing him of possibly holding dual citizenship via his mother, a Holocaust survivor.

    Breaking news.

  82. notafan

    I’m surprised after so many centuries that so many are aware of their heritage, so far back.

    132,000 descendants of expelled Je ws apply for Spanish citizenship

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just that you make it very hard to leave the Cat Lizzie like …….
    Ill shut up 😎

    err? Is that a compliment or a terrible indictment?
    Beats me.

    Anyway, like I said, I gotta go, regardless, and do good things before Hairy returns to berate me.
    Actually, he never does that. He’s more indulgent to me than even my oestrogen pill is.
    He’s my jackpot! I stuck it lucky with that man, who is a well-known sweetie.
    Except when he’s not busy being a toe-cutter somewhere. 🙂

  84. feelthebern

    I knew a Survivor (RIP) who didn’t fast.
    He said he’d done enough of that.
    Great client.
    Learned a lot from him.

  85. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    No. I mean except when he IS busy being a toe-cutter.
    But he’s retired from all that Senior Management now.

  86. JC

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3178434, posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    JC…the groovy orthodox synagogue to go to in NYC is the Carlebach Shule on the upper west side.

    Cassie, the Upper West Side is enemy territory – communist central. Every single bad idea has come from there.

  87. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m surprised after so many centuries that so many are aware of their heritage, so far back.

    Some things are passed from family to family down the generations. My father was absolutely insistent that we were descended from French aristocracy. I always put it down to his psychiatric history of grandiosity associated with psychosis. There is some minor truth in that, I found out in Bruges recently. Bowdlerised, of course, but a kernel of truth in the myth. I expect many Joosh people have a very strong sense of where in the diaspora they fitted in, especially the Sephardic peoples who settled around the Mediterranean from Spain after they were evicted.

    We stayed in the Old Town in Jerusalem in Sephardic House Hotel, where people came to stay from all over Europe as well as the US. In the hallways there were both chilling and heartbreaking histories of the decimation or worse of the Joosh peoples settled around the Mediterranean in various pogroms, including of course the Holocaust.

  88. feelthebern

    Meghan McCain still tweeting about her old man.
    Yes we get it.
    You came out of his testicles.

  89. Snoopy

    Loose lips sink ships. James Clapper on CNN:

    The message I’m getting from all this is, apparently what we were supposed to have done was to ignore the Russian interference, ignore the Russian meddling and the threat that it poses to us, and oh, by the way, blown off what the then commander in chief, President Obama, told us to do,

  90. Mother Lode

    I can see a liberty quote:

    Well done, Sinclair Davidson!

    but it is from Steve from Brisbane.

    Doesn’t that make it hate speech?

  91. Arky

    Just think: If Bill hadn’t married a shrewish lesbian retard, right now we would be looking at Clintons and Bushes into the future as far as the eye can see.
    The 2048 election would be between Rupecht Clinton III and Zachariah Bush Jnr.

  92. notafan

    sorry being facetious

    the article clearly suggesting that trump/brexit drove the majority of the applications

  93. Mother Lode

    The message I’m getting from all this is, apparently what we were supposed to have done was to ignore the Russian interference, ignore the Russian meddling

    The Russian interference and Russian meddling was a Democrat fiction.

    God they really are a pack of losers. Perfectly adapted for one kind of campaign, hopelessly out of shape and inflexible at the slightest change of that environment.

  94. Snoopy

    The Russian interference and Russian meddling was a Democrat fabrication.

  95. Top Ender

    Aren’t we supposed to have a Welcome to Country ceremony at the start of each thread?

  96. 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.

    He said the ashes were scattered in the rainforest.

    Yet the rainforest didn’t burn; eucalyptus forest did.

    Surely a conservationist would know the difference?

    Will any journalist ask him to “tell the truth”, as ER demands on their little badges?

  97. stackja

    Victorian residents could be set to get more households bins

    Think bin night is already confusing enough? An overhaul of waste systems is set to increase the number of Victorians’ bins, as the state’s recycling crisis continues.
    Alex White, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    October 8, 2019 2:03pm

    It appears set that residents are destined to receive an extra recycling bin with the state’s Premier refusing to rule out the option saying Victorians “are up to the challenge”.

    In a move which seems to flag an inevitable overhaul of waste systems at home, Premier Daniel Andrews said increasing the number of bins was on the table.

    The revelation came during a press conference when Mr Andrews flagged looming big plans to fix the state’s waste crisis.

    “I don’t rule out an extra bin or bins because I know Victorians are equal to the challenge of separating their waste if they know and can be certain that is going to lead to jobs and the most productive end use for that waste, rather than it being buried or being burnt,” Mr Andrews said.

    He also flagged the state was considering a range of uses for recycling material including using crushed glass to build roads, and using plastic to build highway sound barriers and park furniture.

    “On the broader issue there is a power of work going on at the moment, I have no announcements to make today, but we will have more to say quite soon about additional bins, about that circular economy,” he said.

    “There are lots of different things we can do that create jobs and have an ultimate end use for our waste. If we do not do so then we will simply have to bury this waste, that’s not the way forward.”

    The comments come after the Herald Sun revealed last month households soon could be putting out four bins on kerbside collection nights, under a secret state plan.

  98. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here are some pics of Sephardic House in Jerusalem. It is a very different and lovely place to stay, not very expensive, right inside the Old Town, and very near to The Wall, and The Dome of the Rock; also a stone’s throw (now’s there’s a redolent phrase) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian sects fight over rights. I didn’t like the food much, but many other things compensated. We ate out anyway in the Armenian Quarter in an extraordinarily decorated restaurant, and at other interesting spots too.

  99. bespoke

    about that circular economy

    The perpetual motion machine for the dreamers.

  100. 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 in the old 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 🙂

  101. stackja

    Top Ender
    #3178458, posted on October 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Do we ask Ernie?

    The first recorded welcome to country occurred in 1976, when entertainers Ernie Dingo and Richard Walley developed a ceremony to welcome a group of Māori artists who were participating in the Perth International Arts Festival.

  102. feelthebern

    He also flagged the state was considering a range of uses for recycling material including using crushed glass to build roads,

    Dan Andrews aside, I’ve seen some of the tech they are using in the US for this exact purpose.
    After a few false starts over the last decade, glass => highway construction is real & is happening.
    Without the upkeep (read re-do) from the failed glass => highway construction in the past.
    It would take approx. 2 years to get a plant up & running for the scale needed in Vic.
    That’s without L&E court actions.
    As I type this post, I realise it’s just another brain fart from Dan Andrews.

  103. feelthebern

    Not sure if anyone clue batted this 8th Dan moron

    It’s a numbers sock puppet.
    Awful.
    Just like his thesis.

  104. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Aren’t we supposed to have a Welcome to Country ceremony at the start of each thread?

    That’s JC of the Olympic Dam Tribe falling down on the job. He did well at it for a while.

    Next we know he’ll be standing in the middle of a football field declaring “I’m lost”. 😉

  105. Dr Fred Lenin

    Top ender the inventor of the ceremony fom the 1980s isnt too hot on readin and writin theres no need to pander to this recent invention . As if a disparate collection of small tribes would have the same customs .
    When they first arrived here ten million years ago e ny have recieved a welcome to country from the original real aboriginals hey wiped out .
    (_you notice the nmber of years they have been here keeps inreasing ? Thoght I woukd do another upward correction )

  106. Mother Lode

    Aren’t we supposed to have a Welcome to Country ceremony at the start of each thread?

    Oh, how remiss.

    All youse count*hic*ries can sod off while I get a drink.

    You’re welcome!

    We all diminished when we allow the ceremony of proprieties to slip.

  107. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Filbert, those ‘message sticks’ were likely to be sacred Churingas, some of which were rather intricately carved and symbolized various genealogical relationships etc. Part of ‘Secret Men’s Business’ and never to be looked at by a woman. I used to own one. Got given it by an aboriginal bloke (guess I was an honorary bloke, or he didn’t know what it was) on a remote Western Australian cattle station, once a small village, and when I visited only a couple of people left there. A sad place when desolate. Hundreds of km in each direction from anywhere. Taken there by a wild miner in a crazy drive over roads that weren’t, who took me under his wing while I was on official business in the closest mining town. He was told to look after me by the managing director who had taken a shine to me. As just about all of the men had, as they didn’t see many single (divorced) females like me very often out there in the scrub.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    the Herald Sun revealed last month households soon could be putting out four bins on kerbside collection nights, under a secret state plan.

    I suspect this is behind the plague of bins:

    Melbourne council bans residents from putting glass in recycling bin (3 Sep)

    Macedon Ranges Shire Council has warned residents that if they place glass in their yellow bin then its whole contents will have to be thrown in landfill.

    The council was forced to implement the sudden ban after the company behind Victoria’s largest recycling processor went bust.

    “Council has identified a recycling company which will process the shire’s recycling going forward as long as glass is removed and the other recyclables are not contaminated,” the Council said.

    “Shards and small pieces of glass can become embedded in paper and cardboard in recycling bins and contaminate the other recyclables.”

    In the coming weeks the council plans to install public skip bins around the area which residents can use to dispose of their glass.

    But until then people that want to recycle their glass items will be forced to travel to one of three transfer stations in Kyneton, Woodend or Romsey.

    Soon Victoria will be more bin laden than Saudi Arabia.

  109. Iampeter

    I think since the North Korean talks have predictably collapsed and they keep testing nuclear missiles as they please, I think it’s a timely opportunity to revisit a thread from last year.

    Many a familiar face makes an appearance, in typical cat fashion, heads exploding by someone not mindlessly believing that Trump had achieved peace in our time, doubling down on things that were very obviously not going to go their way and so on.
    Oh the stupidities that were uttered. A truly classic cat thread.

    Slayer of Memes was even stupid enough to make a bet I was begging him not to make.
    Now I’m not going to enforce that bet, but I do want Slayer to step up and concede.

    As for the rest of the spergs, I invite you to review that thread and compare it to how it holds up a little over a year later.
    In between wiping egg off your faces maybe reflect on your approach to political topics a little bit.
    Consider that given how wrong so many of you were on this, what else you argue with me about so forcefully you might be equally, totally wrong about…

    Meantime I’m looking forward to Steve Kates post on this. All that humble pie is not going to be eating itself…

  110. thefrollickingmole

    The bee is on fire, head over, theres lots of mocking goodness.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/media-horrified-by-lack-of-violence-at-joker-screenings

    U.S.—Our nation’s intrepid journalists had been warning the country about the threat of the Joker movie and how it could encourage violence among disaffected white people and incels — the new greatest threat to mankind. And as reporters prepared for an onslaught of violence as Joker premiered over the weekend, they were horrified by what happened: absolutely no violence or anything worth reporting on whatsoever.

    “We found one incident of a guy cheering too loudly at the fictional violence,” said CNN reporter Terrance Shelton, “but that was it. There was nothing. Absolutely nothing we can glom onto and spin into a hot take that reinforces The Narrative. I’m shaken to my core.”

    Journalists have already been shaken by many attacks on the press. Much of this has come from President Trump, but a lot also from reality, which has specifically gone after many of their hyped predictions and disasters. “We had expert opinions saying that the Joker movie was just adding fuel to the fire with all that’s going on,” said New York Times writer Glenn Peterson. “And once again, reality has defied experts. That’s not right.”

    Now that opinion writers’ fears have been disproven, the pundits whose predictions were completely wrong and who have demonstrated they have no grasp of how reality actually works are expecting the harshest punishment for such a journalistic failure: absolutely nothing.

  111. Filbert

    Dear Lizzie,
    There are exampless of various message sticks in the Roth Collection, though I believe he mainly studied the North Queensland tribes.
    I have no doubt they were only entrusted to the men of the tribe.
    Did you know they actually had swords and shields?
    The shields were made from rainforest buttress roots and swords from hard wood species.
    Again, they still exist in the Roth Collection housed in Brisbane (I believe) though not generally shown to all and sundry (ie) whitey.

  112. Top Ender

    Jeez, must use sarc on/off from now on.

    Ok, I will do it you lazy lot.

    I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this blog.

    Doomlord, and the server that hosts it.

    Also Western technology such as Dell and Apple as used by Cat members.

    Thank you.

    That will be $500.

  113. min

    Almost 60 people arrested in Victoriastan at climate rally according to ninenews . I wonder what Chairman Dan do with them Personally I would make them attend nonstop showings of Al Gore , Flummery youtubes for hours followed by Willie Soon to make them laugh.

  114. Filbert

    Careful Top Ender.
    They had swords!
    Err, wooden swords admittedly, but swords I tells ya!!

  115. notafan

    That will be $500.

    Top Ender comes cheap

  116. zyconoclast

    Mr Frydenberg is facing a separate High Court challenge over his eligibility to sit in parliament, with Kooyong resident Michael Staindl accusing him of possibly holding dual citizenship via his mother

    Good.

  117. notafan

    Everyone should now how tenuous that allegation is

    His mother or what it her parents? had her citizenship cancelled by the state because Je wish, and came to Australia via a refugee camp

    Hungary did some sort of very belated retrospective restoration of citizenship to those Js she persecuted

    disgraceful

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bark shields and Nulla Nullas, Filbert. Yes, they did have those.
    You can still see the long cut bark scars on trees from those.
    Also left there from Coolamons, curved containers for carrying food and babies.
    The other miner who was on this trip wanted a nulla nulla for his wife.
    He didn’t say why. 🙂

  119. feelthebern

    Hungary did some sort of very belated retrospective restoration of citizenship to those Js she persecuted

    Exactly.
    There’s a big difference between those pollies who knowingly kept their UK passports for employment reasons.
    & peoples belonging to a diaspora.

  120. Mater

    While we are revisiting history, Iampeter. Do you still believe that the right to immigrate to any country you choose, is an inalienable right?

  121. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Top Ender comes cheap

    Going rate for “Aunty” whateverhernamewas, to preform at the opening of the new Parliament was a cool ten grand.

  122. feelthebern

    I don’t use sportsbet, but their twitter feed is hilarious.

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Do you burn up old computers in your smoking ceremonies, Top Ender?

    Must stink something horrible.

  124. Crossie

    zyconoclast
    #3178495, posted on October 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm
    Mr Frydenberg is facing a separate High Court challenge over his eligibility to sit in parliament, with Kooyong resident Michael Staindl accusing him of possibly holding dual citizenship via his mother

    Good.

    That is obscene, persecuting a man because his mother was made stateless by her homeland on the grounds that she was Jewish. Besides, even if Hungary retrospectively reinstated their citizenship it should only count if it was accepted and I don’t think that is the case here.

    This comment is coming to you from cold and soggy Malmo.

  125. thefrollickingmole

    Someone upthread was asking what sort of people were being arrested at the stinkin’ revolution protests.

    Heres the freshly scrubbed Pom ones.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/07/extinction-rebellion-arrestables-photo-essay
    Remember this will be the most photoggenic/sympathetic/normal ones they could cull from the mob.

    Roger Hallam, 52, organic farmer from Wales and XR co-founder
    Fi Radford, 71, retired academic librarian from Bristol
    Jamie Osborn, 24, charity press officer from Norwich
    Ruth Jarman, 56, full-time campaigne
    r (shades of Maryloon Sheep-Head)
    The Rev Sue Parfitt, 77, from Bristol
    Samantha Lindo, 33, singer and mental health teacher for young people
    Phil Kingston, 83, retired probation officer and lecturer in social work at Bristol University
    Tony Goodchild, 74, retired veterinary epidemiologist
    Bryn Raven, 75, retired English teacher, yoga teacher and shiatsu therapist
    Reggie Norton, 85, retired lawyer from Oxfordshire
    Cathy Eastburn, 52, musician

    Seems to me plumbers/truck drivers/laborers and people who actually work didnt attend…

    Speaking of sheep-head..
    @MarilynShephe15
    Follow Follow @MarilynShephe15
    More
    Hell is finding a whole bunch of rabid ranting zi onists in your timeline


    @MarilynShephe15
    Follow Follow @MarilynShephe15
    More
    87% of food and goods like wool and cotton are exported, do stupid pple who prop up farmers know that?

    Yup, no change, still a barking mad loon that hates everyone except non-Australians…

  126. Filbert

    Dear Lizzie,
    You might have cause one day to look up the old Roth Bulletins on-line.
    They make for interesting reading, particularly given the style of the good Doctor, for surgeon he was, and Protector Of Aborigines.
    Also they contain truthful observances of a time now long gone and surrendered to PC fabrication.
    Most enlightening.

  127. classical_hero

    https://twitter.com/DonZemmer/status/1181283754205220867?s=19

    Someone made a version of Kol Nidre using the surnames of baseball players.

  128. thefrollickingmole

    This is just too funny…

    Marilyn Shepherd

    @MarilynShephe15
    Follow Follow @MarilynShephe15
    More
    Why is Greta being 16 an issue? My daughter had her first pregnancy at 16 and did fine with that baby girl who is now 28 with 2 kids. In 27 US states children can be married.

  129. thefrollickingmole

    Moderated after linking to rabid dead sea pedestrian hater Mary-loon Sheep-Head.

    So just the first bit.
    Someone upthread was asking what sort of people were being arrested at the stinkin’ revolution protests.

    Heres the freshly scrubbed Pom ones.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/07/extinction-rebellion-arrestables-photo-essay
    Remember this will be the most photoggenic/sympathetic/normal ones they could cull from the mob.

    Roger Hallam, 52, organic farmer from Wales and XR co-founder
    Fi Radford, 71, retired academic librarian from Bristol
    Jamie Osborn, 24, charity press officer from Norwich
    Ruth Jarman, 56, full-time campaigner (shades of Maryloon Sheep-Head)
    The Rev Sue Parfitt, 77, from Bristol
    Samantha Lindo, 33, singer and mental health teacher for young people
    Phil Kingston, 83, retired probation officer and lecturer in social work at Bristol University
    Tony Goodchild, 74, retired veterinary epidemiologist
    Bryn Raven, 75, retired English teacher, yoga teacher and shiatsu therapist
    Reggie Norton, 85, retired lawyer from Oxfordshire
    Cathy Eastburn, 52, musician

    Seems to me plumbers/truck drivers/laborers and people who actually work didnt attend…

  130. thefrollickingmole

    3rd try, no links because Insincterator hates me…

    Someone upthread was asking what sort of people were being arrested at the stinkin’ revolution protests.

    Heres the freshly scrubbed Pom ones.

    Remember this will be the most photogenic/sympathetic/normal ones they could cull from the mob.

    Roger Hallam, 52, organic farmer from Wales and XR co-founder
    Fi Radford, 71, retired academic librarian from Bristol
    Jamie Osborn, 24, charity press officer from Norwich
    Ruth Jarman, 56, full-time campaigner (shades of Maryloon Sheep-Head)
    The Rev Sue Parfitt, 77, from Bristol
    Samantha Lindo, 33, singer and mental health teacher for young people
    Phil Kingston, 83, retired probation officer and lecturer in social work at Bristol University
    Tony Goodchild, 74, retired veterinary epidemiologist
    Bryn Raven, 75, retired English teacher, yoga teacher and shiatsu therapist
    Reggie Norton, 85, retired lawyer from Oxfordshire
    Cathy Eastburn, 52, musician

  131. thefrollickingmole

    Dear Sinclair.

    Please throw the anti-spam machine from a tall building, I have a witness who says he heard it was gay, doing gay things in Gayville, and if thats good enough standard of evidence to impeach an orange man then its definitely enough to execute the worlds most capricious spamminator.

  132. JC

    I think since the North Korean talks have predictably collapsed and they keep testing nuclear missiles as they please, I think it’s a timely opportunity to revisit a thread from last year.

    Peter

    NK was never in a million years going to de-nuke over a period of months. it will take a long time. There will continue to be lots of horse trading.

    While on the subject of horse trading. Please ensure you follow the rules. Computer lock down at the mental facility was an hour ago. There’s no flexibility in this rule. Go!

  133. JC

    Marilyn Shepherd

    Is she legally still alive. I thought she was gonsky and communicating from six feet under. How about that.

    @MarilynShephe15 Marilyn hadn’t heard of you for years. Are you legally alive or communicating with us through a Ouija board?

  134. Finished rolling it.
    Time for the new thread smoking ceremony.

    (As soon as sinc pays the $5,000 fee. (plus materials plus excise))

  135. calli

    My daughter had her first pregnancy at 16 and did fine with that baby girl who is now 28 with 2 kids.

    She reproduced? Yikes.

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    NK was never in a million years going to de-nuke over a period of months.

    FIFY. Which won’t stop the big orange boa from squeezing them until they collapse.

    Iran is the same. Nothing will prevent them from getting nukes short of physical force. The big problem is whether one or other nutty regime builds a doomsday bomb.

  137. calli

    That bin laden joke was terrible, Bruce. But my Sikh joke was terribler.

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    16 years old is not too young to be bent over the ute bonnet and impregnated by the school hunk-a-dunk.

    16 years old is too young to condemn tens of millions to death via famine, wreck a multi-quintillion dollar global economy, enslave herself to the dark lords of globalism, and most importantly too young to tell me what to do.

  139. thefrollickingmole

    Cancel the ceremony,pay out the punters, the award for Australias biggest cockhead has allready been won.

    So beta hes cucked by gammas.
    First flog on the goon.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/04/welcome-to-the-mens-rights-activists-seething-divorced-resentful-fathers-support-group

    Heres the final line of the malformed shits ‘toon.
    Obviously not all angry dads are abusers but many are working hard to ensure that those who are get access to their children.

    Also too gutless to open comments on that one.

  140. Why is Greta being 16 an issue? My daughter had her first pregnancy at 16

    And they lived in a really nice trailer park, and, got matching tattoos on their heads

  141. Arky

    1917 trailer.
    Is it me or at 1:10 min mark does this guy fire a 3 round burst from a SMLE?
    I didn’t know they could do that.
    ..


  142. JC

    Bruce

    Saw your old work colleague a few weeks ago. (you know who I mean). He’s doing well, living in new Mexico and running an oil services firm but about to resign and live the life.. He bikes rides for miles with his dog. Lots of hiking too and finished restoring a 60s Chevy Corvette. Loves it there.

  143. Top Ender

    Do you burn up old computers in your smoking ceremonies, Top Ender?

    Yes indeed.

    Also cars, sofas, plastics – anything really, that you’d like in your ritual.

    The new company is called Smoking Ceremonies R/US.

    In the light of comments up thread I’ve added a zero onto the fee.

    $5k minimum. That’s just for one of my hirees, known as “Aunty” or “Uncle”, to turn up and mutter some stuff into a microphone. (I pay ’em $100 a time, plus the Uber.)

    The words will be unintelligible of course.

    If you want the Full Monty with burning logs, a couple of the chaps blacked up and on the didge; a 10 minute lecture on how we’re guardians of the land, and some selected insults, it will be $50k. (Not guaranteed to turn up on time, as hours and minutes are an Oppressor Concept.)

    Cash paid a month beforehand.

  144. Arky

    Also pretty sure that WW1 diggers did not employ urban clearance tactics either.
    But i will defer to any officer types who, unencumbered by work would know more about the history of infantry tactics.

  145. Mother Lode

    Did you know they actually had swords and shields?
    The shields were made from rainforest buttress roots and swords from hard wood species.

    You mean proper swords, as in kept in the hand and designed for cutting (slashing or stabbing)?

    One of what I find a sadder aspect of traditional culture is that there was, within the confines of immediate need and gambling with change, probably all manner of innovation that was lost because of lack of ability to embed it in large groups, lack of opportunity for them to be communicated across kilometres or years. That and a devotion to rituals and customs that had kept them alive against hardships that seemed always to be sternly warning of the perils of life without propitiatory acts and prophylactic rituals.

    In Aboriginal society things like innovations would have been denied the chance to accumulate until there was a new idea that made obsolete all previous ideas. Incremental developments in metallurgy, chemistry, fabrication, bicycles and wagons, all turned into the motor car, which became a source for new innovation. But trace them all back and it comes to techniques with stone and wood. And there is a parallel in social matters as well.

    Requiring an Aboriginal kid to live in what activists fondly imagine to be some perfect indigenous utopia that will spontaneously come into being if you give them a life on welfare is a cruel, cruel thing.

    How many lives wasted?

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    So beta hes cucked by gammas.
    First flog on the goon.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/04/welcome-to-the-mens-rights-activists-seething-divorced-resentful-fathers-support-group

    And immediately under that rancorous and contemptible vomitus is this plea for alms. They have no shame.

    Australia’s media…
    … has never been more concentrated, at a time when clear, factual reporting is so important. With media freedom under threat, the support we receive from you, our readers, helps protect our independence for the future. We are free from commercial and political influence – this means we can continue to hold power to account, and keep delivering quality journalism without favour or interference.

  147. thefrollickingmole

    Reminder, this is now a position leftists in general find untenable, obscene and disgusting..

    “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home.”

    Given the likely upcoming continuation of the conflict in Syria its worth noting the likely objective is the taking of Syrias best oil producing region by Turkey.
    In effect leftists now want Americans to shed their blood/be put in harms way for oil…

    How quickly the worm turns in NPC land.

  148. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – He’d had a serious medical condition so it’s very good to hear he’s doing well!

  149. Also pretty sure that WW1 diggers did not employ urban clearance tactics either.
    But i will defer to any officer types who, unencumbered by work would know more about the history of infantry tactics.

    Essentially no.

    tasks like that would have been undertaken by artillery. That is not to say that urban fighting did not occour but that it would have been very small scale and was not part of taught doctrine.

  150. feelthebern

    What did they make their telescopes from?

  151. feelthebern

    Well done Mr Rusty on the other thread.

  152. Top Ender

    since the North Korean talks have predictably collapsed and they keep testing nuclear missiles

    Actually from what I understand the NKs have not actually managed to combine:

    a) a nuclear device, and

    b) a missile together.

    Being able to miniaturise a device, fit it onto a missile, fire it, get it to the target, and make the weapon detonate over the target is probably beyond them.

    The residents of Tokyo are presumably grateful for this. Also Seoul.

  153. Arky

    Essentially no.

    ..
    Watch at 1:10 and tell me if they added in a computer generated 3 round burst or if it was some weird echo.

  154. Des Deskperson

    Speaking of people who are still alive, here’s a bloke I hadn’t heard of for what seems like at least a decade:

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6424259/we-need-a-ministry-of-happiness/?cs=14246

    Yes, Antony Lowenstein, now a ‘Jerusalem-based Australian journalist and author of Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs’.

    The article is a piece of sub-cerebral, folk Marxist pap. An Australian Ministry of Happiness would not only decriminalise drugs but would replace wicked capitalism with wonderful socialism ‘cos thats what would make people happier’:

    “A Ministry of Happiness would challenge the entire philosophy behind today’s officialdom. A fully-funded department would investigate the reasons that so many Australians are depressed and lonely from lack of family ties to poor or stagnant wage growth to the rising cost of living. The ministry would actively push for a significant increase in wages, better funded health care and education, a fully-funded disability scheme and widespread investment in renewable technologies (while supporting communities that will suffer with the transition away from dirty energy sources).”

    If Anthony has already decided what makes people unhappy, then a ‘fully funded department’ to ‘investigate the reasons’ would seem superfluous.

    What interests me here is how these ‘progressive ‘ mediocrities – and worse – still manage to keep popping up over the years, sometimes with different schtick. Anthony obviously has lots of mates, but the Canberra Tines – recently sold off by Nine-Fairfax – also seems to be a sucker for this sort of stuff.

    The Canberra Times, BTW, is so thin these days that it’s easy to mistakenly pick up two copies at the news agency.

  155. Arky

    My mistake.
    The Kraut was booby trapped.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus holy flabbergasted Christ. Just looked at that monumental cock’s latest offering. First Dog, I mean. The one Liability Bob likes so much.

    I’ve never wanted to reach into a cartoon, track down its author and throat punch him quite so much.

    Also, underneath the ‘cartoon’ the following Grauniad commentary appears:

    ‘Australia’s media have never been more concentrated, At a time when clear, factual reporting is so important.’

  157. Arky

    The guy getting blown out the door should have been a hint.
    Whatever.
    Looks like a shit movie.

  158. calli

    That cartoon was evil. I wonder when the dauber will do one on the “mother” who murdered eight children in her care? Or the one who drowned her two little poppets?

    Or the many…many other cases.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    The article is a piece of sub-cerebral, folk Marxist pap. An Australian Ministry of Happiness would not only decriminalise drugs but would replace wicked capitalism with wonderful socialism ‘cos thats what would make people happier’

    Bet he doesn’t like the stats which pretty conclusively say that Christians are the happiest people. Marxists on the other hand always seem to be miserable, which is also supported by the first link.

  160. Top Ender

    Arky, there are a couple of good books around that discuss WWI training. I have them at home, but on the road at the moment.

    Allied platoons used a forward line of men carrying rifles; some grenade throwers, clubmen and so on when attacking other trenches.

    The USA brought shotguns into their mix. The Lewis light machinegun was used on the Western Front quite a bit.

    That does look like a burst at the 1’10” mark. And for some reason the pilot of the plane is aiming at a building.

    Doesn’t bode well.

  161. Old School Conservative

    ABC chairwoman Ita Buttrose has criticised Australian media for being too white, and lamented a loss of Aussie larrikinism which she said used to pervade Australian workplaces.

    (The Oz)
    My pending comment (Shut. It. Down.) is comment number 666.
    Talk about larf!

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    Goddamn it GM.

    That’ll teach me to head out for a squirt mid-comment.

  163. thefrollickingmole

    Is it me or at 1:10 min mark does this guy fire a 3 round burst from a SMLE?
    I didn’t know they could do that.

    I looked and I think its the squareheads gun going off just before the Pomgolians giving the flash effects.

    Mother Lode
    probably all manner of innovation that was lost because of lack of ability to embed it in large groups
    Its what gives lie to the “dark emu” crapfest, lack of stored food meant a very “level” society where the great signifiers of status were either ceremonial or hunter gatherer/warrior oriented.
    Without surplus food you dont have surplus population, no surplus population and you have no idle thinkers.
    You do stuff the same way because it worked last time, innovation might mean going hungry or starving, add a lot of primitive taboos around innovation and you are stuck.

  164. P

    16 years old is too young to condemn tens of millions to death via famine, wreck a multi-quintillion dollar global economy, enslave herself to the dark lords of globalism, and most importantly too young to tell me what to do.

    Self-Harm Versus the Greater Good: Greta Thunberg and Child Activism
    written by Paulina Neuding, Published on April 23, 2019, Quillette.

  165. JC

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3178536, posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    JC – He’d had a serious medical condition so it’s very good to hear he’s doing well!

    Yep, no visit from the reaper.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Arky, there are a couple of good books around that discuss WWI training. I have them at home, but on the road at the moment.

    “Battle Tactics of the Western Front” by Paddy Griffith.

  167. calli

    From P’s link:

    the girl is clearly marked by years of self-starvation. Instead they choose to portray the child as a dated cultural stereotype, based on her looks.

    Very well observed.

    Also, the para on Swedish Special Schools is an eye-opener too.

  168. Geriatric Mayfly

    Without surplus food you dont have surplus population, no surplus population and you have no idle thinkers.

    An excellent point Mole. The of ‘priests’ in ancient Egypt would be better described as the idle thinkers whose influence grew with increasing prosperity. Other emergent societies also would tolerate drones, if you like, provided they served some useful function; which was often of a spiritual nature.

  169. thefrollickingmole

    The of ‘priests’ in ancient Egypt would be better described as the idle thinkers whose influence grew with increasing prosperity.

    Excellent analogy, because the Aboriginal “Priest” class were deprived of time to think & experiment (and writing would have been a huge jump instead of rote learning stories) instead of 100 hours of innovation by certain people you might have ended up with 500.

    If you were a pre contact Albert Einstein/ Edison/ Brunel of Aboriginals your ability to leave a lasting legacy would be almost nil as there was no way you could make your thinking permanent.

  170. Mother Lode

    16 years old is too young to condemn tens of millions to death via famine, wreck a multi-quintillion dollar global economy, enslave herself to the dark lords of globalism, and most importantly too young to tell me what to do.

    Sidestepping the number ‘16’ – kids of that age have never faced the uncompromising rigours of 13 year olds in the past – but on the whole adults have made far better decisions for kids than they could do for themselves. How do we know? The overall upward trajectory of existence.

    And overwhelmingly kids have grown up and become the sensible provident people their parents were, acutely aware of how much they didn’t know in their youth.

    But this generation, Facebook cavorting, Twitter attuned, not required to provide for today much less thousands of tomorrows, incurious, persuaded by ‘likes’, riled by Numbers-minded teachers, convinced that their every word is the last word (all of them think that), they believe that they are uniquely gifted to run the world.

    What a bunch of twats.

  171. Nick

    Dear Lefties,
    How come almost all your climate protestors today are white, middle aged, with many, many males?
    Doesn’t that normally provoke derision and negate everything ?
    Yours
    Nick

  172. Filbert

    Mother Lode,
    A decent account of the ‘old ways’ of the ‘wild blacks’ is in Carl Lumholtz: Among The Cannibals
    And yes, he’s the chap after whom the Tree Kangaroo is named.
    Chapter 9 Swords and Shields makes great reading (before it’s memory-holed).

  173. calli

    Greta is a very sick little girl. She needs to be in an environment that helps her. She isn’t getting that at all.

    Instead, she is paraded like a circus animal.

    The adults around her deserve roasting. Slowly.

  174. Exit Stage Right

    The Canberra Times, BTW, is so thin these days that it’s easy to mistakenly pick up two copies at the news agency.
    Des, I dare say that may be part of the plan to boost circulation numbers. Too bad for the Newsagency.
    I don’t live anywhere near Canberra, thank God, so have not had the pleasure of reading what is no doubt a left wing rag.

  175. egg_

    But this generation, Facebook cavorting, Twitter attuned, not required to provide for today much less thousands of tomorrows, incurious, persuaded by ‘likes’, riled by Numbers-minded teachers, convinced that their every word is the last word (all of them think that), they believe that they are uniquely gifted to run the world.

    The above includes 40 y.o. M0ntys living in their mother’s garage.

  176. Geriatric Mayfly

    Greta is a very sick little girl. She needs to be in an environment that helps her. She isn’t getting that at all.

    The litany of Saints is full of the dear departed, who whilst in this vale of tears lived lived full of woe and penance. Gaia, the new supreme goddess, will smile down on Greta and take the mite into her bosom when the exploitation and suffering is over. Although I do not wish it on Greta, saints were given greater exaltation if they arrived in the sunlit uplands through martyrdom, rather than via the fevers, agues and pestilences.

  177. egg_

    Who in h*ll is starting fires around Tenterfield?

    An arsonist in the Tenterfield RFS?

  178. cohenite

    So ita reckons the abc is too white; well then she should fuck off; as if diversity can be satisfied by bringing in a few darkies; what about diversity of political and ideological perspective.

  179. Farmer Gez

    Listening to the ABC radio only grandmothers and grandfathers were arrested at the climate change protests. These grey gurus were given lots of air.
    Grandparents held up or severely inconvenienced by the protest were not heard.
    And the ABC wonder why they’re perceived as biased.

  180. Roger

    ABC chairwoman Ita Buttrose has criticised Australian media for being too white…

    The ABC Board.

  181. Geriatric Mayfly

    what about diversity of political and ideological perspective.

    What? And disrupt the patter, where everyone agrees with everyone else and the host agrees with them all.

  182. Roger

    Listening to the ABC radio only grandmothers and grandfathers were arrested at the climate change protests. These grey gurus were given lots of air.

    As was the “personal story” of the suspended loon, who is either misinformed or lying about rainforest in the Gold Coast hinterland being burned. But that was a matter the ABC didn’t think to inquire about (not that I heard, anyway).

  183. Roger

    Greta is a very sick little girl.

    As is her sister, it would seem.

    Looking after them would be a full time job one would imagine.

    But evidently the mother had time to write a book about it all.

  184. 8th Dan

    From Fil the Dill this arvo:

    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.

    Getting there, Fil. Some of what was written on message sticks denoted the authority of the bearer, but they were primarily used to transmit information by way of messages.

    The decorations (not writing) were generally in the style of simple cross hatching.

    And even drawings, Fil. What does this say about you? ︎︎●︎︎︎❒︎⧫︎ ︎⬧︎ ︎ ❍︎□︎❒︎□︎■︎

  185. Geriatric Mayfly

    Googles Guthrie pulled this diversity stunt during her inglorious reign at the ABC. Now Ita is on the same bandwagon. It’s a handy old chestnut to distract attention from what they both know is the dry rot which mouldered its way into every corner of that institution.

  186. egg_

    Dim bulbs on Teh Dumb poring over the Economics of AEMO
    /Is Teh Dumb in the Comedy category?

  187. Arky

    Greta is a very sick little girl.

    ..
    It’s the Hitler Stalin Biden Geldof thing.
    I have spoken of it before.
    Kids around certain types of people tend to suffer.

  188. thefrollickingmole

    Holy smoking poo sticks batman.

    Man who says he killed 93 women is America’s deadliest serial killer, FBI says
    Authorities say Samuel Little, 79, serving life in California prison, has confessed to the murders

    Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005. In a news release on Sunday, the FBI announced that federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.

    Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.

    The 79-year-old Little is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all of them women.

    Some of his victims were on the margins of society. Many were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.

    The FBI provided 30 drawings of some of his victims – color portraits that were drawn by Little himself in prison. They are haunting portraits, mostly of black women.

    The agency also provided videos taken during prison interviews with Little. He described a woman he strangled in 1993 – and how he rolled her down a slope on a desolate road.

    Evil old shit.

  189. zyconoclast

    She looks like you imagine she would.

    A UN racism expert on Monday criticised a Dutch ban on the wearing of face-covering garments such as the burqa in public, saying the law had “no place” in a tolerant society.

    Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, said the ban reflected a wider “consolidation of Islamophobia” in the Netherlands.

  190. zyconoclast

    She looks like you think she would.

    A UN racism expert on Monday criticised a Dutch ban on the wearing of face-covering garments such as the burqa in public, saying the law had “no place” in a tolerant society.

    Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, said the ban reflected a wider “consolidation of 1slam00phobia” in the Netherlands.

  191. Roger

    Googles Guthrie pulled this diversity stunt…

    I suspect she was herself a diversity hire.

  192. mh

    So ita reckons the abc is too white; well then she should fuck off; as if diversity can be satisfied by bringing in a few darkies; what about diversity of political and ideological perspective.

    A couple of years back a female exec of one of the Big Tech giants made a similar point.

    She resigned a few days later.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    Man who says he killed 93 women is America’s deadliest serial killer, FBI says

    Long way behind Gosnell.

  194. zyconoclast

    Trumps @rse-clownery continues.

    Trump said African-Americans are beginning to get credit for their contribution to the national fabric in unscripted remarks at the White House event
    ‘African Americans built this nation. You built this nation. You know, you’re just starting to get real credit for that. I don’t know if you know that,’ he said
    He said: ‘You built the nation. We all built it. But you were such a massive part’
    He also spoke about his friendship with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
    ‘I get along with Kanye for a long time.
    You saw the way he, when he was with the White House. He puts the hat on. I think for one day, I went up through the polls’
    Trump revealed that he’s working to commute the sentences of several inmates from Alice Johnson’s former prison

  195. Delcon

    Just saw what got None banned.

    Sinc is 100% wrong, IMO.

    None criticised Tim Wilson, saying he never stood up for freedoms.

    It does *not* matter, IMO, Sinc, whether it is *factually* right because whether someone stands up for something is inherently an opinion.

    Stalin said he “stands up” for many things. Just saying something does not make it so, and it is up to individualised interpretation whether one does or does not geniunely stands up for something, even if one proclaims to.

    You, Sinc, have condemned None for saying something which is inherently open to interpretation, and, as such, is not a *factual* statement, but a statement of opinion.

    You may agree with None or not, but in any case, she is free to express her opinion.

    Shame on you for demanding she apologise for her opinion.

    *No one* should apologise for expressing their geniune opinion. Never, Ever.

    You owe her an apology, IMO, Sinc.

    Tim Wilson fell out of favour with many conservatives, including Tim Blair and Michael Smith a long time ago.

    None was merely articulating a negative opinion which is widely shared among true conservatives.

    Shame on you, Sinc., for banning her for merely articulating a conservative *opinion*.

    You have done the wrong thing.

    Bring her back and apologise.

  196. Arky

    Prosecutors previously said Little preyed on vulnerable women — those who worked as prostitutes or used drugs and were most likely to go unnoticed or ignored by police.

    ..
    It is an indictment on a generation that those women weren’t considered worthy of having their deaths properly investigated, and it is an indictment on the entire progressive movement that it would like more women in that position.
    Also it is an abomination that this old man draws breath and enjoys food, sleep and memories.
    For no other reason than the possibility that he may suffer in proportion to his crimes, I pray a vengeful God exists and that we are subject to his judgement.

  197. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘African Americans built this nation. You built this nation.

    Ooops! Is he giving a nod to slavery, and the days when cotton was the economic king for much of the South. If so I guess he is right in a sense. But has the howling yet begun?

  198. JC

    And people here refuse to support euthanasia when it’s a better outcome, reducing both personal and societal suffering.

    Last week, Clinton continued her “I Was Wronged in 2016” multi-year tour, this time in support of the book she co-wrote with her daughter, Chelsea, titled “The Book of Gutsy Women.”

    To prove she’s a gutsy woman, she gutsily called President Trump “illegitimate” during an appearance on “The View.” The other gutsy women who host the show didn’t push back on that accusation, and the audience of gutsy women ­applauded.

    The rhetoric marked an escalation from the last time she had a book to push, in 2017. That year, she was asked on NPR about whether the election’s result was illegitimate. She responded that she “wouldn’t rule it out.” Now she’s full-on ruling it in.

    It’s hard to lose an election that so many assured her she would win, but Hillary’s ongoing public therapy over her loss is bad for our system. America isn’t some kind of banana republic just because Democrats lose some elections. Suggesting otherwise is civically dangerous.

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/06/hillary-clinton-is-dumping-on-democracy-and-the-media-dont-care/

  199. Farmer Gez

    Filbert
    #3178564, posted on October 8, 2019 at 6:36 pm
    Mother Lode,
    A decent account of the ‘old ways’ of the ‘wild blacks’ is in Carl Lumholtz: Among The Cannibals
    And yes, he’s the chap after whom the Tree Kangaroo is named.
    Chapter 9 Swords and Shields makes great reading (before it’s memory-holed).

    1889 and 116°.
    That’s 46 in the modern money. Wait till the BoM gets their hands on that and make it snow.

  200. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Privileged white people should no longer be “blind to colour” – they should be aware that people of colour are underprivileged.

    Coloured Accountants are worse off than white Accountants?
    A coloured woman from Sydney’s North Shore is less privileged than a man from Mt Druitt?

    /More Champagne Comedy

  201. calli

    Liberty Quote

    I would rather die than shut up!
    — Lars Hedegaard

  202. JC

    Tim Wilson fell out of favour with many conservatives, including Tim Blair and Michael Smith a long time ago.

    Tim Blair, okay. But about falling out of favor with Michael Smith. I mean how could he (Wilson) possibly live that down.

    Remind me, Smith was the guy living in Kathy Jackson granny flat hoping he’d get a look in, no?

  203. zyconoclast

    #StandWithICE founder Michelle Malkin is no longer scheduled to speak at the annual banquet for ACT for America next month, after the Trump Organization reportedly caved to an anti-American left-wing hate campaign against the speaker.

    Malkin was originally scheduled to appear at the event scheduled to take place on Nov. 7 at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, FL, but a smear campaign by the fake news and leftist special interest groups has caused the Trump Organization to fold under the pressure and ban Malkin from speaking at the event.

    “This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” a spokesperson from the Trump Organization told the New York Times.

  204. Tel

    Getting there, Fil. Some of what was written on message sticks denoted the authority of the bearer, but they were primarily used to transmit information by way of messages.

    Hey can you translate these for me?

    https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Australian_Museum_-_Joy_of_Museums_-_Aboriginal_Message_Stick.jpg/1024px-Australian_Museum_-_Joy_of_Museums_-_Aboriginal_Message_Stick.jpg

    Thanks in advance, really interested to know the information transmitted by way of messages.

  205. Delcon

    mh
    #3178599, posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Shut up Delcon

    The amount of argument you managed to squeeze into one single post is impressive.
    You may continue to kiss Sinc’s now.
    (Maybe I am just trying to get Sinc to ban me too, in solidarity with None.)
    None is a great poster.
    Her posts certainly wipe the floor with some idiotic posts here, like yours, mh.

  206. zyconoclast

    Bump stock ban’s flop a bad omen for Democrats’ gun buyback plan
    Hundreds of thousands still unaccounted for after ban

    The federal government collected fewer than 1,000 bump stocks during the run-up to a new ban in March, despite estimates that hundreds of thousands of the devices that mimic machine gun fire are in circulation, according to federal data provided to The Washington Times by the Justice Department.

  207. Arky

    “This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” a spokesperson from the Trump Organization told the New York Times.

    ..
    Trump is currently running America, not the Trump organisation.

  208. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    Ellen Fanning: Where do all the Asian Finance hires go?
    Feyi Akindoyeni: They get a better offer!

    /Doh!
    Diversidee Hires using TheirABC?

  209. Overburdened

    Elizabeth B

    In reference to your undoubtably sage advice on the last thread regarding how to find a successful life.

    Left school as a child, left home as a child and never went back.

    The mission, once I was semi sorted out, was to remote control manage their catastrophes until the old girl died.

    As for the sperm donor, he gave her six children and many floggings until he never came back again.

    I’ll try to take on board your suggestions.

  210. Overburdened

    Not complaining, just sayin

  211. Roger

    If I understand the black woman on The Dumb, if we don’t positively acknowledge her blackness – rather than being “colourblind” – we’re racist…?

  212. Overburdened

    Ha 2 comments in moderation! Nothing bad said in either one!

  213. egg_

    Is Micallef being challenged by Teh Dumb for Aunty’s Political Comedy crown?
    The self parody scripts just write themselves.

  214. Steve trickler

    VicPol are a joke. The charges are a joke.

    This is Australia today.



  215. egg_

    if we don’t positively acknowledge her blackness

    and all of the issues of underprivilege that come with that!
    /Clown Universe

  216. JC

    Tickler

    Shouldn’t he dress a little more formally going to court? It doesn’t have to be a suit obviously.

  217. stackja

    Australia’s Secret War by Hal G.P. Colebatch refers on Page 29 to a book by Elliott R.Thorpe.
    Thorpe on page 96

    Thorpe tells about wharfies stealing US cigarettes, seizure of cigarettes from wharfies caused a great row, wharfies finally got to work and then getting even by wrecking four P-38s.
    Thorpe called ALP second raters. One of the better was a locomotive driver. One with college background, Herbert Evatt whose inferiority complex was exceeded by his dislike of Americans. Fortunately career public servants got it done. ALP lip service to war effort but unions always protected. Thorpe tells a story of a butcher who had to employ a girl or BHP Newcastle strike would continue, ALP got the girl her job and then the girl left for Sydney. Thorpe mentions a coal strike over a pair of pants, another coal strike over a mule with bad breath.
    One error noted so far mentions 11th Division sent to Singapore.

    To me enough to be believed, knowing unions and ALP.

  218. Old Lefty

    From ‘our’ ABC:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-08/i-am-an-extinction-rebellion-protester-and-this-is-why/11561182

    You will, of course, look in vain for a countervailing view.

    I do, however, have a positive proposal to make, rahter than just a whinge. As the ABC these days is nothing more than a shrieking, sectarian propaganda organ of the Stalinist wing of the Greens, taxpayers should divest themselves of it and hand it over to the Stalinist wing of the Greens to run – and pay for.

  219. Overburdened

    Haha have identified the problem

    Homail instead of hotmail.

    Fitting really.

  220. Steve trickler

    He didn’t appear in court. His Lawyer did, JC.

  221. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Feyi Akindoyeni: Extinction Rebellion protesters are losing support from the public with chronic protests.
    /The voice of reason on the panel

  222. Roger

    Oh dear:

    Victoria’s Menshevik premier Dan Andrews thinks Extinction Rebellion are interested in participating in the democratic process.

  223. calli

    Shut up Lars Hedegaard.

    Lars says.

  224. egg_

    An hour’s window on the alleged brains trust of the Far Left.
    Imagine what sh1te Albo has to sit through, without a happy ending in sight.

  225. Overburdened

    Roger

    This is easily explainable.

    Andrews is a fuckwit.

  226. Delcon

    mh
    #3178620, posted on October 8, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Sinc, please ban Delcon.

    If you pulled your tongue out of his ass a bit maybe he would be able to do something.

  227. rugbyskier

    I don’t use sportsbet, but their twitter feed is hilarious.

    Sportsbet’s TV advertising is amusing and clever. I like the one with the woman waiting at the airport for her Nigerian prince saying “that sounds too good to be true” and the German tourist jumping into the crocodile infested pool with the voiceover bloke saying “See you in the NT News”, which is a reference to both the NT News’ love of croc stories and the unofficial tourism campaign that annoys the NT Govt with the slogan “CU in the NT”. They’ve also done a follow up with the German tourist looking at the water and saying “I have shoes made out of you”.

  228. Roger

    Roger

    This is easily explainable.

    Andrews is a fuckwit.

    Thanks for confirming my suspicions, OB.

    Andrews almost manages to make our Palaszczuk look like Joh Bjelke -Petersen

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australia’s Secret War by Hal G.P. Colebatch refers on Page 29 to a book by Elliott R.Thorpe.
    Thorpe on page 96

    Thorpe’s book “East Wind, Rain” makes interesting reading. He repeats the claim that the Dutch code breakers in the Netherlands East Indies had broken the Japanese ciphers, and tried to warn the Americans that the strike on Pearl Harbor was imminent.

  230. Top Ender

    Further to my last about platoon tactics in WWI, I found some notes on my laptop.

    First up came the creeping barrage.

    Behind that moved a line of scouts.

    Then an “assault team” made of riflemen and “bombers” – the latter armed with grenades.

    Then a fire team of “riflemen/bombers” and a Lewis gun section.

    Then a “mopping up team” armed with clubs.

    This was known by 1916 as the “evolved platoon”. Took a fair bit of practise to get it right.

    Primarily used for attacks in the Line.

    Actually, thinking of my collection of WWI diaries and so on, I can’t recall specialised training in urban warfare.

  231. mh

    If you pulled your tongue out of his ass a bit maybe he would be able to do something.

    I can see why you are a fan of None.

    Obsessed by men’s bottoms.

  232. egg_

    Putin is using Trump to fight a Cold War with Xi,

    Is that the latest Leftoid conspiracy theory?
    TDS must be driving some folk to desperation.

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