Tuesday Forum: October 15, 2019

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  1. notafan

    If you want to be serious about funny writers, then surely the buck stops with Evelyn Waugh.

    one tends to reads what one has to hand

    I do like Waugh though

    shall keep eye peeled

  2. notafan

    (and calling him a practising Christian)

    codswallop

    masquerading as a Christian was very very clearly how he got access to children

    in a white colonialist volunteeringly kind of way

  3. The Beer Whisperer

    feelthebern
    #3184784, posted on October 15, 2019 at 11:44 am
    Veteran gets penis transplant.

    Adds a whole new meaning to the expression “I wouldn’t fuck her with your dick!” 😁

  4. calli

    I see Archbishop Glenn Davies has brought the Wrath of the Rainbow down on his head.

    Prepare for accusations of “innappropriate” something-or-other.

  5. notafan

    Archbishop Glenn Davies

    what did he do, this time?

  6. Armadillo

    A question for IT Cats.

    Does a big company (say an insurance company) have the ability via their email system to allow an email they sent to be “disappeared”. At what stage is that able to occur? After the recipient reads it?

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Please leave us’: Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to abandon Anglican church
    Michael Koziol
    By Michael Koziol
    October 15, 2019 — 1.40pm

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    Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has told Anglican supporters of same-sex marriage they should leave the church rather than “betray God’s word” in a scathing speech condemning progressive elements within the faith.

    He said the church must focus on “evangelising Australia” rather than “the constant pressure to change our doctrine in order to satisfy the lusts and pleasures of the world”.

    Dr Davies directed his strongest criticism at church branches that had moved to bless same-sex unions, such as the Wangaratta diocese in Victoria. That decision has now been referred to the church’s internal appeals tribunal.

    Addressing the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney, the Anglican church’s parliament, on Monday, Dr Davies warned the church had “entered treacherous waters” and called on those who supported same-sex marriage to leave

    Shake My Head

  8. The Beer Whisperer

    feelthebern
    #3184784, posted on October 15, 2019 at 11:44 am
    Veteran gets penis transplant.

    And on the same subject, one must ask…

    Is the new one black?

    *runs away*

  9. feelthebern

    Does a big company (say an insurance company) have the ability via their email system to allow an email they sent to be “disappeared”

    Do you mean for them to say they never sent it?
    Or for the email they sent you to disappear?

  10. The Beer Whisperer

    “Sir, your Japanese donor wanted to keep nothing” 😁

  11. notafan

    The Uniting Church is keeping seats warm for all of 666 of you, he added sotto voce

  12. feelthebern

    I posted the penis transplant story due to the medial marvel it was.
    But I probably should have realised the comments that would ensue.

  13. calli

    Suggested that Sydney Anglicans pushing for SSM leave the Church.

    They’ll have good company up here in Proggie Newcastle. Just move. Gosford parish would suit.

    Naturally, he made the point that the Church has far better things to do than argue over something so completely forbidden by scripture. But the limpet mines want to keep on. Never know when the opportunity to blow will come up.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s in the Middle East, So It’s Not Our Business’

    An empirically true statement, apropos of Syria.

    1. Lambie is a flog who would look better in a sack.

    2. I welcome the repatriation of IZIS families to Australia. In coffins. After they’ve been slaughtered by the Kurds on their way out, or by the Turks (warning: may also contain Kurds or traces of Kurds) on their way in.

    Allow for a 90% coffin and wastage factor over the Indian Ocean on the way back, and the remnants can be fed to dogs.

    I’m sold.

  15. Armadillo

    Furthermore, when they start advising you that “this telephone will be recorded”, can they use this in court (not that I mind if they do. Go for it). I’m not talking about speaking to a “hotline operator” here, I’m talking about talking to the most senior managers within the organisation.

    Can I tell them I am recording them? Should I? Must I? I’m not intending to use it in a court of law, mainly just for note keeping purposes, ensuring what was said is accurate. And that my notes of the conversation is accurate.

  16. calli

    He’s a good man, is Glenn Davies. He was curate at my old church, many…many moons ago.

    And he’s loathed by all the right people.

  17. Atoms for Peace

    Armadillo..Contact Hilary Clinton

  18. Rex Mango

    Almost forgot, another funny writer, Flann O’Brien of The Third Policeman fame, terrific read.

  19. Armadillo

    Do you mean for them to say they never sent it?
    Or for the email they sent you to disappear?

    The latter. I have an email Mrs A took a “snap shot” of, it then it disappeared and another one appeared later saying something completely different. Office fuckup perhaps.

    I’m mainly interested because there is a contractor today who gave me information about an email he got last Thursday from the insurance company. I asked him to read it to me. He couldn’t. Apparently it’s suddenly disappeared. He swears he read it, but it’s just not there anymore.

    I’m assuming they can.

  20. Notafan:
    Your little encounter up thread. I don’t really get it – I realise that’s my fault, not yours. Sometimes things get a little difficult for me to work through, probably due to a minor stroke I suspect while I was crook.
    So who was rooting who and who was paying?

  21. Armadillo

    Armadillo..Contact Hilary Clinton

    Why? All the messages I sent to her Blackberry got bleached, and the phones smashed with hammers. She is of no use to me now.

  22. Dr Fred Lenin

    Feelthebern, the donor wasnt that donkey I saw heavily bandaged in the groin area ,and with an extremely dolefull expression on his face as if he had suffered a great loss?
    If it was the recipient will have a job getting used to his new wossname , or was it a her?

  23. Not uh oh:
    Is that the pool that’s empty because there’s no water?

  24. johanna

    … The anti-smoking officer will earn a $73,000 salary and can issue on-the-spot fines of $338 to errant smokers.

    73 grand a year for what is basically an unskilled job? The council must have plenty of money to throw around. Also, roads, rates and rubbish must be in perfect condition.

    It really pisses this ratepayer off that councils keep finding new roles for jobsworths who make life more miserable, while being indifferent to their core responsibilities. We have to pay higher rates so that some perforated greenie sends us nasty letters about something that allegedly was haram in the recycling bin. Longtime readers know that this happened to me.

    Councils are creatures of State governments, and they could put a stop to this mission creep if they wanted to.

    Clearly, they don’t.

  25. pete m

    Arma, once an email is delivered they can send a recall request, but it needs your consent to remove it.

    Telephone calls – only parties to the call can record it. You do not have to tell the other party you are recording it, but it is considered better to do so if you want to use it in court.

    A copper in country qld had an answering machine ppl used to leave nasty messages on until he noted it could be used in Court, then that little prank died off.

  26. notafan

    if you have a gardening question Winston I suggest you direct it at Calli

    my anecdote was about a gentleman getting a therapeutic massage while his gentleman friend made free with other people’s personal possession

    I don’t think he paid for the massage either

    but he had a happy ending

  27. Indolent

    The American ABC network did a story entitled “Slaughter in Syria” purporting to show civilians being attacked by Turkish forces using video from a gun range exercise in Kentucky in 2017. They have now withdrawn the video and apologised for the “mistake” which was no mistake since they edited the video to remove all reference to the original source.

    Liars.

  28. Slim Cognito:

    $73k is not a lot of money for getting smacked in the head by a bogan.

    I fixed it up.
    “the risk of ” is superfluous.

    Doomlord, did you steal my strikethrough button?

  29. thefrollickingmole

    Do you mean for them to say they never sent it?
    Or for the email they sent you to disappear?

    For our big companies mail you can recall them but only if they havent been opened at the other end yet.
    Im unaware of any that scoop it back after opening.
    And recording is legal by anyone as long as all parties agree to it.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    Bang on with the telephone calls, pete m.

    But you knew that.

  31. Knuckle Dragger

    Factoid, before I hit the golf course and on the back of NT matters discussed last night:

    9.25% of people in the Northern Territory are currently in jail.

    Not on bail, not on home detention, not on suspended sentences, not on community orders.

    In jail. Truly excellent news.

  32. Armadillo

    Arma, once an email is delivered they can send a recall request, but it needs your consent to remove it.

    Thanks Pete. If that’s the case, someone is bullshitting me here.

    Still doesn’t explain Mrs A’s screenshot. I saw it with my own eyes. Would using an iPhone make any difference? Im technologically challenged with this stuff (as you can tell).

  33. notafan

    Braking news (well three hours ago)

    Labor will declare a climate emergency

    with a little help from some parliamentary friends no doubt

  34. johanna

    What is the cost of PNG and pig plague?.

    Very good point, John C.

    Australia could survive the pig plague without catastrophic consequences, but PNG is a very different scenario. As I understand it, pigs are very important in the economies (such as they are) outside urban areas. If they all died, the consequences are likely to be very serious.

    And, it brings me back to discussions we have had here about the rigidity of traditional Aboriginal cultures, and their resistance to any kind of change. Aborigines in the north had trading contact with Indonesians and Torres Strait Islanders, and by proxy PNG, for a long time. The people they were trading with had pigs and other domesticated animals. They grew crops. They sailed the seas.

    But, none of this was allowed to penetrate into traditional Aboriginal culture, which to me indicates that it was a cul de sac doomed to extinction.

  35. bespoke

    iPhone are’t made for tiny paws but leprosy makes it so much harder.

  36. Tailgunner

    And a bit.
    🙂
    475hp in the old

  37. Tailgunner

    Naturally Asspirated

  38. cohenite

    For those who are interested Steyn’s take on mann’s loss to professor Tim Ball where mann has to pay costs. Mann has declared he will not pay the court ordered costs and in fact won the case. Mann is your quintessential alarmist: arrogant, aggressive, unprincipled, and possibly insane. He is arguably the face of alarmism, or was until pol tot appeared.

  39. Tailgunner

    Stimpson, get in here.
    I need an address for the pick up so I can take you for a burn.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wodehouse is extremely funny. Life as amusement in created worlds.
    Exactly as I like it.

    I never polish my diamonds. They have to be professionally cleaned. 🙂

  41. Tailgunner

    JC, I was up in Bright/High Country cruising on the weekend myself, with a lady caller.
    Vicco country. You can keep Tuscany, m8.
    Was that you I passed on the narrow bridge outside Yarra Glen on Sunday? Lol
    Beemer drivers!

  42. Shy Ted

    For our 10 yr Anniversary I bought my wife a map of the world. I wrapped it up in a box and attached a card. On the card it said “Throw this dart at this map and wherever it lands is where I am taking you.” I’d been saving up money for close to 2 years now because we never had a honeymoon. I then put a dart in my wife’s hand. She was so excited and nervous. She said I hope it lands on Ireland. She finally threw the dart and I’m happy to announce that this November my wife and I will be spending 2 wonderful weeks beside the baseboard in the kitchen.

  43. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    1. Jaquie Lambie threatens to keep the dangerous medevac laws as a result of Trump’s decision.
    2. Increased pressure to repatriate IS IS families to Australia as a result of the attack.

    Collateral damage, I’m afraid, Delcon.
    I think we have to live with that to help our ally the US to get out of ME strife and grow strong again.
    It’s far worse for the Kurds, or some of them, whatever group is warring, but c’est la guerre.

  44. Tailgunner

    Get a Mercedes C63s next,JC.
    Those things are sik.
    Silver,natch

  45. Armadillo

    I need an address for the pick up so I can take you for a burn.

    Graylands Hospital, Perth.

    Ring in advance so his carer(s) are available.

  46. calli

    Ted!

    Give her another turn.

    You might get the fridge.

  47. Tailgunner

    Jackie,Jackie was brought up at a toolbox on site this morning,Lizzie.
    Some Bill being voted on by the oxygen thieves in the red house?
    “Email these senators…their email addresses are on the sheets on the tables in front of you…
    But,boys, ya can’t go crazy! Keep it polite..ya can’t say ya gunna strangle their dog or anything, orright?”
    #CMFEUlyfe

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Shy Ted, you are a joy. Thanks for that little vignette and have a good time in the kitchen.
    We sometimes have done so, cold hard floors notwithstanding.
    A shock to the blog when we did that. Steve from Brisbane never got over it.
    We’ve not been up to that lately though. Blog’s faaar too sedate for that these days. 🙂

  49. Shy Ted

    Geraldine Doogue interviewed Michael Mann the other day on, where else and treated him like a guru. The defamation case wasn’t mentioned.

  50. johanna

    areff
    #3184973, posted on October 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    The Good Soldier Schweik

    Funny, very funny — but not to be compared with Wodehouse. If you appreciate Schweik, who only wanted to rebrand puppies, you’ll thoroughly a Russian relative of later vintage in Moscow Circles, originally samizdat before the USSR fell (also published as Moscow to the End of the Line).

    Amazon thumbnail, which doesn’t sum up the half of it

    In this classic of Russian humor and social commentary, a fired cable fitter goes on a binge and hopes a train to Petushki (where his “most beloved of trollops” awaits). On the way he bestows upon angels, fellow passengers, and the world at large a magnificent monologue on alcohol, politics, society, alcohol, philosophy, the pains of love, and, of course, alcohol.

    This reader review is spot-on:

    My son, a Russian lit grad student, put me on to this. My feeling was that had i gone to my grave without having read or even knowing of this darkly comic zany brilliant Shandyean Gogolian triumph i would have cursed myself from the grave for having not read it. Especially for those drawn to demon alcohol, but for anyone who just appreciates arabesques of wit that operate at all kinds of levels: one thing to those reasonably acquainted with Russian and German Romantic lit, another to those who find solace in them bottles, and yet another for the daring but loving blasphemies a kind of nervous true believer will indulge.

    Thanks, I’ll check it out.

    For mordant Russian humour, it is hard to beat Reginald Hill (creator of Dalziel and Pascoe) in his long short story/ novella called There are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union.

    I am a huge admirer of Hill – an autodidact who wrote some wonderful books. I usually detest anything to do with the supernatural, but he manages to walk the line between Yorkshire common sense and things we don’t quite understand with skill and delicacy.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #CMFEUlyfe

    Yep. Bovver boy bruvvers. I’ve known a few.
    Hairy was once a scion of the New Left in the 70’s Labor Party. I tagged along too.
    We were friends with Peter Baldwin and others just after the big bashing.

  52. Tailgunner

    Ted!
    Legend.
    I hope that’s not fakenews

  53. Tailgunner

    The deplorables new mental health/drug plan is going to be called Job or Cell?
    Thoughts?
    The white walkers are bloody everywhere now in Yarragrad…

  54. zyconoclast

    Free fuel for life: Nissan and CSIRO launch solar-powered EV charging station trial
    Nissan and CSIRO develop solar-powered EV charging station

    It’s the dream of any motorist: free fuel for life – and Nissan Australia is poised to find out if it’s possible and practical.
    Nissan has unveiled three electric-car charging stations at its head office in Melbourne powered by solar panels on its roof.

    They are part of a 200-day trial to find out if solar-powered charging stations can provide truly emissions-free motoring.

    The charging station is the first of its type in Australia because it can be programmed to draw energy from a range of sources at certain times.

    The charging stations can source energy from solar panels or the traditional coal-powered electricity grid.

    Those sources of energy can then be used to charge the station’s built-in 6kWh battery pack – or send energy directly to an electric vehicle.

    It means that depending on weather conditions, an electric car can be recharged using solar power only – or energy in the battery can be generated purely by solar power.

    If there is not enough solar energy available – such as the cloudy day the program was unveiled to media, which saw the solar panels only charge at a rate estimated at “20 to 30 per cent” of their capacity – the traditional coal-powered electricity grid can either recharge the car directly, or top-up the battery pack in the charging station.

    The intention is for the charging unit, made by Delta Electronics, to be sold to households and businesses in Australia about a year from now.

    Price is yet to be confirmed but representatives for the company estimated it would cost between $3000 and $5000 excluding the solar panels.

    The trial is part of a $210,000 tax-payer funded grant approved by the Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, who attended the unveiling of the charging station with representatives from the CSIRO, Delta Electronics and Nissan.

    “We know we need to reduce emissions in the transport sector and one of the best ways we can do that is to support partnerships like this one,” said Minister D’Ambrosio in a media statement. “This battery smart storage platform means electric vehicle drivers can travel more confidently and enjoy the drive.”

    Technical representatives for Nissan said it would take about six hours for the solar-powered station to charge the Nissan Leaf electric car’s 40kWh battery pack from empty.

    The four electric cars attached to the station on display at the media preview would take 24 hours to recharge from empty.

    Nissan says the solar-powered recharging station is primarily intended to cover shorter trips, however a larger battery pack can be added to the recharging station at extra cost.

    Industry estimates say an electric car uses about 7kWh of energy to travel about 50km, which is more than the average daily commute of about 40km.

    Nissan has one solar-powered charging station out the front of its head office and another two in the car park of its technical training centre around the corner.

    The two solar-powered charging stations at the training centre – also plugged into the traditional coal-powered electricity grid as a back-up – are available for the public to use free of charge.

    Nissan says savvy electric-car owners have already shared the location of this free charging point online and are topping up their electric cars for free – at the car maker’s expense.

    At the end of the 200-day trial the three solar-powered recharging stations will be removed from both Nissan sites and the data on charging patterns will be analysed by the CSIRO and Delta Electronics.

    They are keen to establish how much solar energy has been used and to find out if it is enough to recharge electric cars solely on the power of the sun – and how much energy needed to be drawn from the traditional electricity grid.

    The recharging box can be programmed to optimise the source of energy. It has a solar-only mode, a battery-only mode, or can draw energy from the coal-powered electricity grid during set times, such as off-peak.

    “Nissan is committed to helping innovate the way all its customers access EV (electric vehicle) charging, while a study of this nature will enable greater EV adoption both here and around the world, reducing the impact on the grid,” said the statement from Nissan Australia boss Stephen Lester.

  55. Tailgunner

    Peter Baldwin and others

    I know nothing of union history.
    My man, John Setka, is my union.
    #BitchHadItComin

  56. zyconoclast

    Blood lead levels of Flint children before and after water crisis

    Childhood lead exposure was a problem in Flint long before the water crisis, but young children’s exposure to the toxin has been steadily declining since 2006

    Flint children’s blood lead levels were nearly three times higher almost a decade before the year of the Flint water crisis, new research shows.

    Childhood blood lead levels in the city have been on a steady decline since 2006, with the exception of two spikes — including between 2014 and 2015 when lead contaminated the city’s drinking water — according to the study led by Michigan Medicine and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

    Researchers analyzed lead concentrations of 15,817 blood samples of Flint children five years and younger over an 11-year period, including before, during and after the city’s water source switch. Between 2006 and 2016, the percentage of children with blood lead levels over 5 micrograms per deciliter (the level at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends public health actions) dropped from 11.8 to 3.2 percent.

    The study, which appears in the Journal of Pediatrics, found a decrease in Flint childhood blood lead levels, from 2.33 micrograms per deciliter in 2006 to 1.15 micrograms per deciliter in 2016 — a historic low for the city. The mean blood lead level in 2015 during the height of the water crisis was 1.3 micrograms per deciliter, up from 1.19 in 2014 before the water source switch.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    a magnificent monologue on alcohol, politics, society, alcohol, philosophy, the pains of love, and, of course, alcohol.

    Russia’s own Henry Miller, or Charles Bukowski?

    I read quite a bit of their stuff in me misguided yoof.
    Never looked back. 😀

  58. Calli:
    Thanks for the post about the Anglican Church and SSM. It’s the first time I’ve written a comment in support of the church.

  59. JC

    It sure is a risk. Mr. Orange posted over 50 tweets the other day.

    ..we view Trump’s utilization of Twitter as a significant source of event risk already, we believe that the nature of an election cycle and the subsequent leverage of the policy by tweet paradigm will by no means slow down,” Louney wrote in another report published on Friday.

    🙂

  60. Roger

    I’m happy to announce that this November my wife and I will be spending 2 wonderful weeks beside the baseboard in the kitchen.

    Could be worse, Ted; you could have been jheaded to north eastern Syria.

    Would have added a certain frisson to the 2nd honeymoon to make up for any depredations age hath wrought since the first blush of love!

  61. bespoke

    my wife and I will be spending 2 wonderful weeks beside the baseboard in the kitchen.

    Letting them know about the the outside world was the problem. h/t Srtuth

  62. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Peter Baldwin and others
    I know nothing of union history.

    More criminal inner-Sydney Labor history, Tailgunner, but its pretty much all the same old cultcha, dontcha know? Baldwin was a Labor MHR who got his face rearranged for him and handed back on a plate as uncooked steak. He healed up eventually.

    I’ve heard he is a changed man now. Like Hairy.

  63. Notafan:

    my anecdote was about a gentleman getting a therapeutic massage while his gentleman friend made free with other people’s personal possession

    OK. Gottit.
    I assume the Asian chappie was just coincidental to the story then.
    I did get the bit about the connection with the dam builder bloke, though.
    Ta.

  64. zyconoclast

    They should have said they were from central America with a child and seeking asylum.
    Catch and release.

    A British couple say they have been detained in the US after accidentally crossing the border from Canada.

    David Connors, 30, and his wife Eileen, 24, say they are being held in Pennsylvania with their three-month-old baby and are “traumatised”.

    They say were driving with relatives on 3 October when, to avoid an animal, they veered onto a small road.

    A police officer then pulled them over, told them they were in the US state of Washington and arrested them.

    The couple have detailed the “scariest experience of our entire lives” in a sworn statement that was provided to BBC News by their lawyer.

    The family statement is the basis for a legal complaint lodged by their lawyer with the US Department of Homeland Security inspector general.

    US immigration authorities confirmed to the BBC that the couple were being held, but denied their allegations of mistreatment.

  65. notafan

    Should have changed to skirting board for more authentic Australian tone.

  66. 1735099

    My bad. I didn’t realise I was on a blog populated with brain-damaged half wits.

    Every now and again, somebody drops a truth bomb……

  67. Tailgunner

    Baldwin was a Labor MHR who got his face rearranged for him

    Old School.
    Cool

  68. johanna

    I may have been a bit rash. Looking through my books, I found Honor Tracy’s The Straight and Narrow Path, about clericalim and anthropology in Ireland in the 1950s. It is one of the funniest books I have ever read, and still tickles the funnybone 30 years after I first got it.

    Evelyn Waugh’s books are satire, not humour, although there is the occasional funny scene.

    Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaason both write very funny books, but it remains to be seen if they will stand the test of time.

  69. Bar Beach Swimmer

    About Catallaxy
    ‘Catallaxy’ is a word that the great libertarian philosopher and economist Friedrich Hayek coined from the Greek verb “katallattein”, which means not only “to exchange” but also “to admit in the community” and “to change from enemy into friend” (F.A. von Hayek, Law, Legislation and Liberty, Vol 2, 1976, pp. 108-109).

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3184911, posted on October 15, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    I do not disagree with you PfkaMV. But if what is being attempted here is as described above, then anyone who uses the site deliberately to self-promote, propagandise, mislead, and/or make claims that are patently wrong should be responded to because of the goals set out in that statement.

    I’m not suggesting a response should be made all of the time and I’m not suggesting that everyone needs to respond. But I can understand that this is particularly important for those posters who know their subject well. Indeed, I would think that they would think it remiss of them not to set the record straight.

    Further up the thread he made the following claim:

    The US accidentally kill more friendlies because they don’t give a stuff for non-Americans – never have, probably never will.

    It’s a disgusting claim.

    Do we not respond because we think that he is a self-promoting windbag who is angling for a response and we have better things to discuss? I am reminded of the adage about the lie that is repeated often enough, which The Left use every day.

    While I have to say, sometimes, his bitchiness and abuse of others turns my stomach, I also accept that that is his problem. But it should be our problem to keep correcting the record when he, or anyone for that matter, makes claims that are patently wrong, because Catallaxy is a historical document and some visitors may accept a statement like that, if we don’t challenge it, because it fits their worldview.

    I was watching a bit of Tucker Carlson today. On his show he had Dennis Prager who made the comment that there are three groups in the world: those who fight, those who help the fighters and those who do nothing. While some, here, are fighters at the very least the rest of us should want to help the fighters.

  70. notafan

    Winston

    The massage joint can accommodate more than one customer at a time.

    Besides which what would be the point of of five foot nothing’s in teetering high heels chasing a couple of young blokes.

  71. areff

    Any Cats thinking of popping along to Lower Sydney Town Hall tonight to hear Professor Fraudpants Michael Mann explain “How to Win the Climate War”

    (lie, cheat, tw2ist, bully editors)

    If so, would love a report from whoever has the stomach to endure his crap.

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-win-the-new-climate-war-with-prof-michael-mann-mc-craig-reucassel-tickets-70465017765

  72. will

    Delcon
    #3184980, posted on October 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    Operation “Trump Bends Over and Erdogan Does the Rest” Update, “It’s in the Middle East, So It’s Not Our Business” Edition:

    On Syria.

    The Trump plan is now clear, and it’s working.

  73. cohenite

    The penny has dropped amongst some of the conservative commentators that the demorats are an existential threat to the US. Watching Ingraham and Judge Pirro for instance they look as though they’re going to explode about the double standards and the media deceit and the swamp. Here in Australia Bolt has looked as though he was going to go expletive on a number of occasions, this the man who thought Milo, the first perhaps of non-left media to know what was happening, was uncouth for swearing.

    You can’t beat the left by being polite. Trump’s genius is knowing this and by speaking about the left the same way the left has spoken about the non-left for decades has triggered the left to drop their false faces.

  74. Tailgunner:
    Do they make a turbo to go on my Mitsubishi 380?

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    High heels are not essential for an effective therapeutic massage.

    So I’ve heard.

  76. calli

    Kickboards for kitchens. Dunno why. You’d never want to kick them. Fancy schmancies call them “plinths”.

    Skirtings (usually moulded) everywhere else.

  77. notafan

    Either way

    Not baseboards

  78. Tailgunner

    But it’s true.
    I’m inside and,yes, the CFMEU operates exactly how an OMCG would.
    And they can roll out 10,000 tough blokes on the streets.
    #StopThatBiatch
    And mostly deplorables.
    The revolution needs to study the enemy.
    Infiltration is the first step.
    Long Game March through the institutions. But this time we are marching.
    Arky, the teachers are your AO. Get back in there.
    They won’t even put a shovel at my door. They’ll grab me somewhere I’m not expecting.
    I’ve thought about asking these good why The Boys are giving so much money to the Greens who are opposed to our core industries?
    Construction,Forestry, Mining,Energy Union.
    We control… everything you need to win the revolution.
    The Boyz.
    In the sheds.
    My peeps.

  79. calli

    Remember when the kickboards were basic black Laminex? Not any more. They must match the cupboard doors – so that when you do kick them you can take a nice expensive gouge out of the nice expensive coating.

    Like pale carpets and upholstery – not for families with young boys. Or vacuum cleaners and mops.

    /rant

  80. cohenite

    will

    #3185085, posted on October 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Delcon
    #3184980, posted on October 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    Operation “Trump Bends Over and Erdogan Does the Rest” Update, “It’s in the Middle East, So It’s Not Our Business” Edition:

    On Syria.

    The Trump plan is now clear, and it’s working.

    Fuck that reads well, in fact that’s brilliant.

    https://social.quodverum.com/@ThomasWic/102962919525947116

    Further can anyone point to a really serious error made by Trump; except employing sessions; and that was actually brilliant because it allowed the mueller fiasco to play out.

  81. Tailgunner

    Do they make a turbo to go on my Mitsubishi 380?

    Yes, Winston. If you wanna strap a snail on your 6…
    It’ll cost you though.
    Maybe $20k??
    Ultimate sleeper weapon though.
    Sik.

  82. Bruce of Newcastle

    Those sources of energy can then be used to charge the station’s built-in 6kWh battery pack – or send energy directly to an electric vehicle.

    LOL. A Tesla with a 100kWh battery would suck that dry in seconds.

    The size of the solar panel array will be most entertaining. 100 kWh would be the entire output of a 64 x 250 W panel array over 6 hours on a nice sunny day. That’s for one car. A tennis court worth of solar panels for each single car charged per day. Madness.

  83. notafan

    KD

    Best you let them know then.

    Are you suggesting hot pants and minis are all wrong too?
    signage out the front definitely says therapeutic massage.

  84. JC

    Trump’s genius is knowing this and by speaking about the left the same way the left has spoken about the non-left for decades has triggered the left to drop their false faces.

    All well and good. The D’rats are attempting a silent coup by trying to persuade the punters the Prez has done great wrong. As someone said on Twitter, it’s an interesting attempt at a coup because the unarmed side is trying to unseat the president voted in by the other side, which is armed.

  85. notafan

    I wonder how long before Nissan gets ticked off with free loaders hogging their charging stations.

  86. johanna

    I never polish my diamonds. They have to be professionally cleaned.

    I know, but those of us in the lower orders have to buff up our zirconite at our own expense. I guess it’s because we didn’t get recognised in our school IQ tests as having superior spatial ability.

    Gotta go. The eejits replacing the brick veneer on my townhouse with state of the art synthetic stuff are demanding a Chinese translator. Can you believe it?

    It is times like this that I look at my perky tits and thank my sainted mother.

    Toodle pip!

  87. areff

    JC: I’m fascinated by the Mifsud-in-Adelaide link you put up earlier.

    No doubt Sarah Snowcone and the crack 4Corners team will be all over it

  88. thefrollickingmole

    Gruinaid has a piece on “dont build dams”, the comments below the line are instructive of how retarded a lot of people are.

    Think of a nation full of people, then realize 1/2 of them are stupider than average.

    A selection…

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/the-only-thing-as-certain-as-drought-in-australia-is-the-stupid-calls-to-build-new-dams#comments
    Building dams just increases the world’s climate change problems, the imbalance of the planet due to water retainment, the amount of cement which creates CO2.

    Dams have held back silt which keeps river deltas in balance. So globally many river deltas are eroding even as they sink from extraction of water and oil.

    A recent study showed that far from conserving water to be used during times of drought, new dams actually increase the risk of drought

    Look at the Nile. Successfully managed for 5000 years. Compare this to what we have managed to do in 150 years.

    When settlers arrived Australia had an extensive system of wetlands acting as its water storage/flood mitigation buffer

  89. notafan

    Doesn’t the Nile have a dam.

    A really really big one?

  90. 1735099

    What is it with the Right and violence?

  91. bespoke

    Not if you include some of the cops, JC and ANTIFA have there own gun clubs.

  92. Bar Beach Swimmer

    1. Jaquie Lambie threatens to keep the dangerous medevac laws as a result of Trump’s decision.

    It’s like any port in a storm.

  93. Mindfree

    If anyone can access, Mark Levin explains the double standards of the house democrats by comparing impeachment process between A ndrew Jackson, Nixon, Clinton Versus Trump
    A brilliant analysis on his show Life,Liberty & Levin

  94. Tailgunner

    I can’t believe Cats are still grabbing their collars about the god Emperor and his Chess moves.
    Still standing on the platform,watching the Train slide by.
    Ffs
    We’re better than this!
    Delco, you’re excluded, natch.
    We’re you here when my brother,Ant was commenting?
    Vale,ant.
    Lol

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    I’ll tell the bloke that told me, nota.

    Always happy to further my own knowledge in the field of medicine.

  96. notafan

    Apparently Egypt build dams on the Nile because before that sometimes the flooding was really bad and sometimes they had droughts and people died and stuff.

    But was okay because they were little brown people.

    Nile dams

  97. Top Ender

    The US accidentally kill more friendlies because they don’t give a stuff for non-Americans…

    Speaking personally, I commanded a unit of USA personnel in the second Iraq War, and would thoroughly disagree with that.

    We could have laid waste to areas left, right and centre where we were taking fire from.

    We didn’t, in about 50% of cases, as the hostiles were attacking us from areas where we couldn’t fire in for fear of hitting non-combatants.

    For example, from a hospital roof where they’d installed a heavy gun, or a playground where they had installed a battery of Katyusha rockets.

    I made reference upthread, or perhaps it was the last one, to having two Fighting Falcons available 24/7 to deliver destruction wherever and whenever we wanted it.

    Instead, we were 100% conscientious about who we attacked.

  98. Tailgunner

    that was actually brilliant because it allowed the mueller fiasco to play out.

    Word.
    This guy gets it.
    4D underwater Chess.
    Piece of piss, when you make the rules.
    #MAGA

  99. JC

    People

    All the interaction about movies, books, music etc. It’s all bullshit- used as a cover so Gristle Guts can go and jerk someone’s chain. Don’t fall for it. The only reason she’s here is to fight and abuse people.

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Long Game March through the institutions. But this time we are marching.
    Arky, the teachers are your AO. Get back in there.

    Go for it boys. Yes! It’s time to reverse that Long March.

    I’m very keen on what the IPA are doing in that regard. Went with Cassie to their arvo tea in support of their program within universities. The point was made that they really have to get down to the high school and even primary school level as well. Kick those entitled greenies right in the kickboards.

    Calli – headboards were our issue with the new kitchen. Firstly they made some cardboard looking things indented above the line of the cupboards. When are you coming to put in the proper boards matching the cupboards and in line with them? I idly enquired. Oh, we’re not doing that, you paint those that are there, they’ll come up well.

    EXCUSE ME! I am not painting anything as part of this work you are doing. Proper headboards. Now!

    Oh Madam, it is quite usual to install them like this, everyone does it.

    Not in my kitchen they don’t, I say, waving around three Belle and Vogue magazines at them.
    Not in these, I say, pointing to some magazine examples of the floor-to-ceiling look. Not what we agreed with your designer. Not what we put in a new kitchen ceiling for in order to remove the cornices in order to get this look. Not what I have carefully organized the kickboards to match, with the integrated fridge.

    They gave in, admitted it was part of the job, and took the road of least resistance. I had more magazines ready for the fight. I don’t think they felt up to it. 🙂

  101. Tailgunner

    Lizzie, you have to come up with an education plan.
    Can we call it Sink or Swim? And sell it?

  102. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oww. JC reminds not to put self in harm’s way. I’m outta here now, JC.
    Off to the relative sanctuary of the calm and peaceful old fifth century and good ole King Arthur.

  103. Delcon

    Before we learn how Trump is in fact a genius in relation to the final outcome in Syria after his withdrawal, maybe it is time for serious historians to finally ponder: “Was WWII really a clever ploy by Chamberlain?”

  104. Tailgunner
    #3185053, posted on October 15, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Get a Mercedes C63s next,JC.
    Those things are sik.
    Silver,natch

    Black.

    You’re in Mel-bin, after all.

  105. zyconoclast

    New CDC Report: STDs Continue to Rise in the U.S.

    October 8, 2019 – Growing threat of newborn deaths from syphilis
    Combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the United States in 2018, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can have severe health consequences. Among the most tragic are newborn deaths related to congenital syphilis, which increased 22 percent from 2017 to 2018 (from 77 to 94 deaths).

    Syphilis in newborns is a tragic consequence of the growing STD epidemic
    The 40 percent increase in congenital syphilis cases continues a dangerous trend seen in recent years. Although most states reported at least one case of congenital syphilis, five states – Texas, California, Florida, Arizona, and Louisiana – accounted for 70 percent of cases in the U.S.

    Multiple factors drive the continued increase in STDs
    Data suggest that multiple factors are contributing to the overall increase in STDs, including:

    -Drug use, poverty, stigma, and unstable housing, which can reduce access to STD prevention and care
    -Decreased condom use among vulnerable groups, including young people and gay and bisexual men
    -Cuts to STD programs at the state and local level – in recent years, more than half of local programs have experienced budget cuts, resulting in clinic closures, reduced screening, staff loss, and reduced patient follow-up and linkage to care services

  106. johanna
    #3185101, posted on October 15, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I never polish my diamonds. They have to be professionally cleaned.

    I know, but those of us in the lower orders have to buff up our zirconite at our own expense. I guess it’s because we didn’t get recognised in our school IQ tests as having superior spatial ability.

    Gotta go. The eejits replacing the brick veneer on my townhouse with state of the art synthetic stuff are demanding a Chinese translator. Can you believe it?

    It is times like this that I look at my perky tits and thank my sainted mother.

    Toodle pip!

    *Snickers*

    That was mean but very good.

  107. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Can we call it Sink or Swim? And sell it?

    We could. You’d be the guy to write it for the kids too.
    Off to the IPA to offer your services.

  108. Multiple factors drive the continued increase in STDs

    TINDER

  109. feelthebern

    Turnbull & Bishop wanted to have most favoured status with the Hillary administration.

  110. Arky

    Arky, the teachers are your AO. Get back in there.

    ..
    I am embracing a philosophy of extreme non- compulsion.
    I refuse to ask anyone to do anything they don’t want to, at least until after the revolution.
    This includes the daughter.
    People have to take the consequences for their own decisions.
    That one of those consequences may be a long boring lecture with multiple anecdotes from my youth is just tough boobies.
    Also: Holdens are shit.

  111. Mike Nolan should write it.

    TailGunner is actually Crazy Steve.

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That was mean but very good.

    Agree. Point of fact though.
    You’d never thank my Sainted Mother for your perky tits.
    She and Big Sis were both very flat-chested.
    Which made me the stand-out in the family, thanks to paternal grandma’s genes.
    Jealous? Big Sis still hates me for it.
    Someone else does too perhaps? 🙂

  113. Bar Beach Swimmer

    cohenite
    #3185093, posted on October 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Agreed!

  114. Delcon
    #3185124, posted on October 15, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Before we learn how Trump is in fact a genius in relation to the final outcome in Syria after his withdrawal, maybe it is time for serious historians to finally ponder: “Was WWII really a clever ploy by Chamberlain?”

    Trump won, his army came, saw and conquered.

    Then went home.

    He also used massive airpower, which was a massive no no according to left wing idiots who used to plague this blog.

    Trump lobbed 100+ missiles at Assad to keep him civilised.

    Your comparison is not wrong but nonsense.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also: Holdens are shit.

    Nah. I’ve some really good memories of life on the bench seat of the Kingswood.

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Really must head off now.

    For behold. The Kraken wakes.

  117. -Decreased condom use among vulnerable groups, including young people and gay and bisexual men
    -Cuts to STD programs at the state and local level – in recent years, more than half of local programs have experienced budget cuts, resulting in clinic closures, reduced screening, staff loss, and reduced patient follow-up and linkage to care services

    Of course. It’s the lack of diversity and that evil shithead baby eating Nazi freak Donald Dwumpfenfuhrer not paying 99% incomes taxes to Saint Field Marshall Dame President Nancy Pelosi.

    Other people’s money and not giving white men jobs is going to stop everyone on Tinder getting chlamydia, AIDS, gonorrhea and syphilis.

    Sure!

  118. Arky

    All the interaction about movies, books, music etc. It’s all bullshit- used as a cover so Gristle Guts can go and jerk someone’s chain. Don’t fall for it. The only reason she’s here is to fight and abuse people.

    ..
    Say what you like about numberwang, but I draw the line at misgendering him.
    You Sir, go too far.

  119. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Diamonds are like Kryptonite to her. LOL.

    I knew they would do it. 🙂

  120. struth

    You know I get quite hurt quite easily.

    How can it be that I’m not even nominated for an award, regarding Sniffy McOmmo?

    Fair enough, I understand he’s running along with his hand on it, is a sharp as an egg, and has a tendency to be purely evil in so far as being unable to justify his position, argue about anything with facts and reasoned logic (it’s all feelz) but continue to follow the politics of death, and generally lies through his teeth,……..but…………….many times, for shits and giggles, I have hammered him into silence.
    Made him stick to answering just one of two questions which he would not do as it would expose his lies and fake news propaganda.
    It was embarrassing, stark and confronting that his level of inconsistency and hypocrisy had brought him to silence, the lurkers, new to witnessing commo minds, would have been left gobsmacked that commos really are as thick as they suspected., and yet, ……………not even a nomination.
    He’s never been able to answer the basics,
    The very basics.
    And numerous mornings I have him against the wall slapping him with a dead fish………………….and yet not even a nomination.
    Nope, I’m truly hurt.

    Bugger the lot of you.
    I’m going away now to sulk.
    I don’t do it for the money, I do it as a labour of love, but a little recognition from time to time might be a nice thing.
    And aren’t I nice to everyone else and never use bad language?
    I’m also one of Sinclair’s favourites,……………………

  121. Delcon

    Just curious, to all those who say: “American troops went into Syria to beat IS IS. Once they achieved that, they should get out of Syria, because the Middle East wars are not their problem”.
    Why was IS IS their problem?

  122. Tailgunner

    Before we learn how Trump is in fact a genius in relation to the final outcome in Syria after his withdrawal, maybe it is time for serious historians to finally ponder: “Was WWII really a clever ploy by Chamberlain?”

    Montel, get in here before this guy steals your take,m8

  123. Tailgunner

    Um, *rake*
    :coughs:

  124. Arky

    Do they make a turbo to go on my Mitsubishi 380?

    ..
    No, but you can attach a Mitsubishi 380 to a proper car and use it to turbo that.
    For sure, it will slow the other car down, but it can be done.

  125. Tailgunner

    Why was IS IS their problem?

    Lol.
    This guy is pretty funny.

  126. JC

    Wifey fell ill today.. just a bug so no biggie.

    The problem is she cancelled herself out of a dinner this evening with her two gay pals and I’m going alone. She begged me. This is really freaking weird.

  127. jupes

    The US accidentally kill more friendlies because they don’t give a stuff for non-Americans…

    Speaking personally, I commanded a unit of USA personnel in the second Iraq War, and would thoroughly disagree with that.

    We could have laid waste to areas left, right and centre where we were taking fire from.

    We didn’t, in about 50% of cases, as the hostiles were attacking us from areas where we couldn’t fire in for fear of hitting non-combatants.

    For example, from a hospital roof where they’d installed a heavy gun, or a playground where they had installed a battery of Katyusha rockets.

    I made reference upthread, or perhaps it was the last one, to having two Fighting Falcons available 24/7 to deliver destruction wherever and whenever we wanted it.

    Instead, we were 100% conscientious about who we attacked.

    This is why the US (and the west) can no longer win wars.

  128. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Okay folks.
    It’s between “Jupiter Ascending” and “Red 2” for tonight’s movie.
    Any input/recommendations on either of them?

  129. areff

    Yeah, JC, but you so wanna believe.

  130. Tailgunner

    You know I get quite hurt quite easily

    Polly wants doobskie?
    Lol.
    Shut up, get out here and take this off me b4 it knocks me out,xunt!

  131. jupes

    73 grand a year for what is basically an unskilled job? The council must have plenty of money to throw around.

    At $338 fine per bust, the council worker pays for himself if he makes just one bust per working day.

    Any more than that and the council is making a handy profit.

  132. Tailgunner

    with her two gay pals and I’m going alone. She begged me. This is really freaking weird.

    Wet on Wellington is really cool place, I’ve been told?

  133. Tailgunner

    Arky, what engine is in this steam sedan of yours?
    You know you’re gonna put a crate Coyote engine in that thing!
    And chop the hell outta the pillars.
    420s on the rear wheels?
    Sik

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3185144, posted on October 15, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Diamonds are like Kryptonite to her. LOL.

    I knew they would do it. 🙂

    I might take up fossicking again.

    A 0.5 carat coloured diamond with only VVS2 clarity can retail as a loose stone for 50,000 AUD.

    A 3.5 carat one would retail for $1M per carat.

    The fossickers don’t do it to be rich, they do it to get rich, per retirement.

    You amass gems and get them cut when you quit your day job.

    Who knows off the top of their head how much 1 carat is in grams? It’s tiny!

  135. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m going away now to sulk.

    Bet you don’t do it as well as Greta. 🙂

  136. This blows my mind.

    1.02 Carat FANCY INTENSE BLUISH GREEN-VS2 Pear Shape Diamond

    AU$395,980

  137. Tailgunner

    Also: Holdens are shit.

    Which xunt said that?
    Dot?
    Numbers?

  138. MatrixTransform

    We control… everything you need to win the revolution.

    no you don’t … I’m sacking you come Monday

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Who knows off the top of their head how much 1 carat is in grams? It’s tiny!

    I have circa 2 carats in toto of fine clarity in five diamonds on my ring finger right now. Wow. Didn’t know they were that expensive.

    I don’t think Hairy paid that much for them either. A lot. But not $50k.
    Maybe it’s because they are not coloured ones. I don’t like those anyway.
    Diamonds should be white and very, very sparkly.

  140. Tailgunner

    AU$395,980

    How many law degrees is that, Frank?
    Hurry up and get your fkn certificate,m8.
    The revolution is gonna need law-talkin guys too!!
    Fkn oath

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m heading for the bath before Sinc makes diamonds a verboten word.
    Blood diamonds they are around here. Steeped in the blood and tears of maligned Lizzies.

  142. Tailgunner

    Diamonds should be white and very, very sparkly.

    Insured??
    Hmmm…
    A revolution financed with hundreds of “robberies’?
    Ahahahaha
    Make their strength a Weakness,
    Comraden.

  143. notafan

    Doesn’t size matter with diamonds too?

    A bunch of little ones not being as valuable as the same number of carats in a single?

  144. feelthebern

    Retail price per carat is $A50k these days.
    But who pays retail?

  145. feelthebern

    A chap I know had a 7 carat diamond smuggled out of the dark continent.
    He got change from 100k.

  146. bern

    For internally flawless?

    That seems a bit insane.

    Or, time to pick up a shovel!

  147. cohenite

    Look at the land whale with her climate emergency hot air balloon:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219757325271203&set=a.3426773795695&type=3&theater

    Sometime politics is depressing.

  148. Black Ball

    Knuckle Dragger, have you ever missed an appointment with Australian cricket selectors because you did a Mitch Marsh?

  149. Mitch M.

    Speaking personally, I commanded a unit of USA personnel in the second Iraq War, and would thoroughly disagree with that.

    Instead, we were 100% conscientious about who we attacked.

    Thanks Top Ender. I was annoyed no end with the claim that the USA has no regard for collateral damage but I refuse to respond to that individual. It was disgusting slur so I appreciate referencing your personal experience with USA soldiers.

  150. feelthebern

    The smuggler said the Oakley sunglass pouch that he had down his undies was almost erotic.

  151. feelthebern

    That seems a bit insane.

    Thoroughly.
    The AUD being weak hasn’t helped.

  152. calli

    Did Struth just flounce out?

    So long since we’ve had a good flounce.

  153. calli

    The size of the diamond is meaningless.

    The quality of the man offering it – priceless.

  154. feelthebern

    Yes, dot. That’s for a flawless rock.
    There are a million ways to get “value”.
    Deal wholesale, but make sure you get referred by a trusted party.
    People talk about a Chinese demand for gold.
    That isn’t a pinch of shit compared to Chinese demand for diamonds.

  155. jupes

    The problem is she cancelled herself out of a dinner this evening with her two gay pals and I’m going alone. She begged me. This is really freaking weird.

    Poofs or lezzos?

  156. Nick

    So long since we’ve had a good flounce.

    I’m not so sure it’s been that long

  157. Tailgunner

    $A50k these days.

    Lol.
    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute.

  158. feelthebern

    This is really freaking weird

    After dinner hit the casino for some blackjack for a few hours.
    You’ve got the ticket of leave.
    Don’t waste it.

  159. calli

    Yes, jupes. JC’s safety level will depend on the answer.

  160. Spider

    ABC says NT is racing to adapt to climate change before all the avocados die. FMD.

    Do they have a special climate change dictionary filled with hysterically urgent verbs?

  161. Gunner:

    Funny story, apparently de Beers absolutely trash talked the hell out of opals, which were a popular gemstone for engagement settings before the cartel really got cracking (but also thanks to Sir Walter Scott).

    50k retail for a little bit of grit?

    They’re laughing.

  162. feelthebern

    Diamonds are the biggest rort.
    There’s a huge drop off in the amount of sex post purchase too.

  163. bespoke

    Just ask cohenite and make it double, JC.

  164. feelthebern

    I’m sure joanna can jump on a plane, JC.

  165. Atoms for Peace

    JC. Take Monst. He can cover your six

  166. feelthebern

    monty is watching what he eats, so would stick to a salad & fish.
    A cheap date.

  167. Arky

    Nobody ask JC how his date went.

  168. feelthebern

    Bolta just fat shamed Kim Carr.
    Called him a union heavy.
    ACMA now.

  169. Delcon

    Wow, from Bolta on The Bolt Report:
    Apparently Labor Senator Kim Carr said: “why is everyone so worried about Chinese hacking us when the US have the same capability?”
    Something very funny going on with Labor and China.

  170. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Okay folks.
    It’s between “Jupiter Ascending” and “Red 2” for tonight’s movie.
    Any input/recommendations on either of them?

    jupiter ascending is so so.

  171. feelthebern

    A Fistful of Dollars is on the box tonight.

  172. Sinclair Davidson

    Jupiter Ascending had potential that went unrealised.

  173. Sinclair Davidson

    Lizzie – diamonds are overrated. Too expensive for what they are. Not even rare. The blue diamonds are rare.

  174. cohenite

    Just ask cohenite and make it double, JC.

    Ask me what? I’m ready for whatever head prefect requests.

  175. stackja

    The most iconic performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is undoubtedly Marilyn Monroe’s in the 1953 film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

  176. Shy Ted

    Hey, perky tits, who are you trying to kid? I saw this on your washing line.

  177. Delcon

    Further from the Bolta, comedy gold during an interview with Australia’s NBN visionary, Stephen Conroy.
    To justify to Bolt the viability of the NBN, Conroy quotes, wait for it, Tony Windsor. ROFL.
    Conroy, that Windsor fool couldn’t find the On/Off button on a computer if his life depended on it.

  178. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Conroy now saying on Bolta re the Telstra CEO’s comment that the NBN is a total waste of time and money, that fibre to the home is still the way of the future. Every technology expert will tell you that, he assures

    I won’t, says Hairy firmly, saying interviewing Conroy on this is like interviewing turkeys for Christmas. Of course Conroy thinks the NBN was and is a great project.

    Ten years ago Hairy was telling everyone who would listen that the NBN thing was a total dud. He was working in the forefront of the mobile internet field at the time.

    Sinclair, I am sticking to diamonds. Not too many of them but enough to feel treasured. I just like ’em. An old fashioned girl at heart . 🙂

  179. To justify to Bolt the viability of the NBN, Conroy quotes, wait for it, Tony Windsor.

    An old man looking for sexy dates and adult diapers on face book appears!

  180. Sinclair Davidson

    Sinclair, I am sticking to diamonds. Not too many of them but enough to feel treasured. I just like ’em. An old fashioned girl at heart .

    Your choice. Don’t waste Hairy’s money on diamonds when you could be cruising. Just saying.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Andy Pittman under pressure to comply with dreadful warming is causing drought memes. ABC cherry picking again on what Pittman says to extend his statement re rainfall uncertainty.
    All on Bolt now.

  182. thefrollickingmole

    “Was WWII really a clever ploy by Chamberlain?”

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/04/did-neville-chamberlain-create-conditions-raf-win-battle-britain
    Partially.

    The UK brought in the spitfire & largely retooled its shitty army (Badly as it turned out) in the time between Munich and war.

    Contrary to his quasi-pacifist image, Chamberlain showed a keen interest in the technical details of the new fighters, telling the House of Commons in May 1938 about their record-breaking speeds and their advanced features, such as “engines of unprecedented efficiency” and “variable pitch airscrews”. Indeed, in his enthusiasm for the Spitfire and Hurricane, Chamberlain showed more insight than Churchill, who, as a Tory backbencher, felt that the RAF should be concentrating production on two-seater fighters with rearward-firing turrets. In 1938 Churchill explained: “The urgency for action arises from the fact that the Germans must know we have banked on the forward-shooting, plunging Spitfire, whose attack must most likely resolve itself into a pursuit which, if not instantly effective, exposes the pursuer to destruction.”

    Exactly such a plane was being made, though not in the quantities that Churchill wanted. It was called the Boulton-Paul Defiant and proved a disaster in the war, offering little more than target practice for the Luftwaffe.

    Fortunately for the RAF, Chamberlain prevailed. Under his leadership, the entire focus of the government’s rearmament programme was on fighter defence. “I have won all along the line,” he wrote triumphantly in 1934 when still chancellor, after he persuaded the RAF and cabinet colleagues to agree an increase in the number of home squadrons.

    Its also hard to envisage spending more of the GDP of a democracy while not actively in a war than 25%

    By 1939, rearmament was swallowing 21.4 per cent of Britain’s gross national product, a figure that reached 51.7 per cent by 1940. When Chamberlain finally declared war in September 1939, Britain’s aircraft output had overtaken that of Germany’s.

    And the opposition…?

    Yet much of his air force rearmament was accomplished in the teeth of ferocious Labour opposition, especially before 1938. As Labour leader between 1932 and 1935, George Lansbury, who was a Christian pacifist, said he would “disband the army and dismiss the RAF”.

    ….
    In autumn 1938 Fighter Command had just 25 squadrons, mostly made up of obsolete biplanes. By the eve of the Battle of Britain, there were 58, most of them Spitfires and Hurricanes.

  183. Dave in Marybrook

    Red 2 is good lightweight fun, with some dastardly double-crossing. Stars Willis as Willis, Mirren as Mirren and Malkovitch as Malkovitch.

  184. Tintarella di Luna

    Just heard Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie, Nationals Deputy leader say to those tourists/entrants to Australia from trying to import raw pork Asia “We are watching you”
    Thankfully she didn’t say “How dare you!”

  185. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He’s not buying any more. He’s well aware of the limited value. Don’t worry, he’s got money tagged for travel, more travel than I want to do actually. He’s hot to trot and I am not. Yet. 🙂

  186. Tintarella di Luna

    Chamberlain showed a keen interest in the technical details of the new fighters, telling the House of Commons in May 1938 about their record-breaking speeds and their advanced features, such as “engines of unprecedented efficiency

    If it weren’t for Chamberlain the Spitfire would have remained on the drawing board.

  187. Tel

    The UK brought in the spitfire & largely retooled its shitty army (Badly as it turned out) in the time between Munich and war.

    Don’t try to educate Delcon on any history.

    Otherwise we might need to explain to him that after 5 years of kids in Yemen starving and dying of cholera that he never even noticed because they had been omitted from his talking point feed … pretending to care oh so much about some Kurds and their prisoners would seem a touch contrived and hollow.

  188. Roger

    Just curious, to all those who say: “American troops went into Syria to beat IS IS. Once they achieved that, they should get out of Syria, because the Middle East wars are not their problem”.
    Why was IS IS their problem?

    Ask Barry O.

    It was his idea.

    IS would have been defeated by local powers in any case.

    Having said that, why on earth would you leave US troops there once the objective had been achieved?

    Peacekeeping is the UN’s task.

  189. feelthebern

    Stand up to the Washington War Machine ?

    How dare you!!

  190. bespoke

    Peacekeeping lurking is the UN’s task

  191. feelthebern

    Peacekeeping is the UN’s task.

    Read Emergency Sex.
    Makes you shudder when the UN is mentioned ever after.

  192. stackja

    The supposed Del and Cat Syrian ‘expert’ getting
    confused? I am shocked!

  193. feelthebern

    Kimberley Kitching must have pictures of powerful people doing terrible things.
    She is an obese retard.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    If it weren’t for Chamberlain the Spitfire would have remained on the drawing board.

    Exactly.

    A very unfairly maligned character.

  195. feelthebern

    Kitching would not be out of place with an apple in her mouth.

  196. mh

    Obummer said ISIS were the “JV team”. (Junior varsity)

  197. Steve trickler

    Good stuff, Arky.

    Impressive work.

  198. Delcon

    Tel
    #3185250, posted on October 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    The UK brought in the spitfire & largely retooled its shitty army (Badly as it turned out) in the time between Munich and war.

    Don’t try to educate Delcon on any history.

    And you know everything about history, Tel?
    Well, here is a historical fact which may have escaped your great knowledge:
    Hitler’s gamble in Munich was an all-or-nothing bet. Hitler knew that if Chamberlain does not give him the Sudetenland he is fucked. But what Hitler did not know, but historians can tell us, is that had Hitler went ahead with his threat to take the Sudetenland by force, his generals planned to mutiny as they regarded, probably entirely reasonably, attacking the mountainous region, heavily defended by a Czech army which was fully prepared to repeal any attack , and was further supplied by one of the most advanced weapons industries in the world that time, namely the Czech weapons industry, as military suicide.
    So, in other words, Chamberlain could have ended WWII in 1938 before it even started, and, almost certainly, with it Hitler’s career as Germany’s leader, had Chamberlain not been a complete doofus.
    So, take your entire lecture about the Spitfires-and-whatnot, which I did not bother to read, and shove it.

    Otherwise we might need to explain to him that after 5 years of kids in Yemen starving and dying of cholera that he never even noticed because they had been omitted from his talking point feed … pretending to care oh so much about some Kurds and their prisoners would seem a touch contrived and hollow.

    Oooh, there are other problems in the world besides in Kurdistan?
    That explains why Trump was not wrong to allow Erdogan and his murderous militias to butcher them some Kurds! Because there are other problems in the world.
    Nice Whataboutism play, champ.
    Makes about as much sense as me going to my doctor and complaining about some medical problem, and my doctor telling me, “there are many other medical problems in the world, so leave me alone”, and going home.

  199. But what Hitler did not know

    If Hitler did not know, how was Chamberlain going to know?

  200. Arky

    Chamberlain good.
    Trump bad.
    Got it.

  201. mh

    LeBron cool with the ChiComs

    Darren Rovell

    @darrenrovell
    LeBron says he believes Rockets GM Daryl Morey wasn’t educated when he spoke about Hong Kong and that his tweet could have hurt a lot of people, including financially

    Link

  202. Herodotus

    Bolt does a post mortem on the NBN with just one adviser: Stephen Conroy.

  203. notafan

    Wasn’t anyone with half a brain saying the NBN wasn’t worth the napkin it was written on from the get go?

  204. Herodotus

    Not everyone had a Spitfire anyway. Many did good work with Hurricanes, and the Yanks when they arrived did marvellously with their P-51 Mustangs. Chuck Yeager was a Mustang pilot and tells some good stories about that era (and subsequent) in his book.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    The problem is she cancelled herself out of a dinner this evening with her two gay pals and I’m going alone. She begged me. This is really freaking weird.

    Take Monty.

  206. Nick

    LeBron should ask the Chinese what they think of black people.

  207. cohenite

    Interesting book, Goliath by Matt Stoller theorises that the tendency in the US economy towards monopolies or at least large corporations dominating different economic areas combined with Clinton’s engagement policy with china has allowed china to infiltrate the US and the West by simply controlling those large corporations through it’s trade.

    For Stoller the solution is to breakdown the large corporations and by making them smaller if they do get entangled in china’s web the effect on the US economy will be much reduced.

  208. Bruce of Newcastle

    Diamonds are like sapphires. It is easy to make sapphires as big as you want. Soon the same for diamonds.

    Diamonds are dinosaurs, technology is the asteroid.

    Opals, now, are different fish. Making a black opal with all those glorious planes of colour is going to be tough. At least for a while. Humans are quite ingenious.

  209. mh

    The problem is she cancelled herself out of a dinner this evening with her two gay pals and I’m going alone. She begged me. This is really freaking weird.

    Can you live blog it, JC?

  210. Mitch M.

    Advertisements can be beautiful. As recently deceased friend said: it brings tears to my eyes.

  211. Mitch M.

    Bruce,

    Advice please. A friend of mine is feeding a family of magpies with cheese. Not sure that is a good idea. Thoughts?

  212. Old School Conservative

    Irrespective of the economic debate surrounding Government assistance to Australian farmers, Alan Jones makes a very convincing social and personal argument to do so.
    Credlin’s comforting hand on Jones’ arm during a particularly emotional piece to air was a riveting moment.

  213. 8th Dan

    Fibre to the Premises is and always was the way of the future. The bastardised NBN is the direct result of Coalition mismanagement.

  214. Geriatric Mayfly

    Many here and more, whom I thought were snow white, but they drifted.

    After his time in the Marines, he moved to Hollywood. He claimed he met Academy Award-nominated actor Walter Pidgeon when he was working at a gas station, and that the meeting was pivotal. Indeed, Bowers claimed Pidgeon, who starred in “Mrs. Miniver” and “Madame Curie” in the early 1940s, asked him to swim in his pool, and he saw an opportunity he called “tricking.” In the doc about his life, Bowers made some eye-popping claims, including that he had a threesome with Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. Bowers claimed the Hollywood icons lived together and were lovers.Bowers also alleged he slept with Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Bette Davis and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. He also claimed he has set up screen legends including Katharine Hepburn, Vincent Price and Rock Hudson with prostitutes.

  215. Gab

    Arky, have you made any more videos since that fab Taiwan one?

  216. Infidel Tiger

    Fibre to the Premises is and always was the way of the future. The bastardised NBN is the direct result of Coalition mismanagement.

    You can always pay from your won pocket to have the fibre connected if you need porn that fast.

  217. Arky

    Arky, have you made any more videos since that fab Taiwan one?

    ..
    Why, yes I have Gab:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=OM4klNuIdnA

  218. feelthebern

    Fibre to the Premises is and always was the way of the future. The bastardised NBN is the direct result of Coalition mismanagement.

    Note to numbers.
    Don’t have your sock puppet quote you verbatim.

  219. cohenite

    Bowers made some eye-popping claims, including that he had a threesome with Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. Bowers claimed the Hollywood icons lived together and were lovers.Bowers also alleged he slept with Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Bette Davis and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. He also claimed he has set up screen legends including Katharine Hepburn, Vincent Price and Rock Hudson with prostitutes.

    Scott and Grant were a well known item; I have my doubts about Tracy and Hepburn but hey they were actors, the lowest of the low.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3185154, posted on October 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Wifey fell ill today.. just a bug so no biggie.

    The problem is she cancelled herself out of a dinner this evening with her two gay pals and I’m going alone. She begged me. This is really freaking weird.

    Don’t order the spit roast.

  221. A Grandma speaks out to Greta and the UN because so many are being deceived by this nonsense
    A few minutes is all.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR18-zf7PUlegBC27O2ClCReq_OSJbaEYfHV6lvf1KfrnHcpwbC1nDJpb60&v=fRBsQqfOVXg

  222. Zyconoclast

    Preparation for the unemployed sleep in?

    California Dreamin’! Nation’s most populous state becomes first in the US to push back school start times – with high schools banned from ringing first bells BEFORE 8.30AM

    -California has signed a new bill pushing back school start times across the state
    -From July 2022, middle schools will start the school day no earlier than 8 am, while high schools will be prohibited from commencing before 8.30 am
    -The law has divided inhabitants of America’s most populous state, with some senators arguing working parents will be adversely affected
    -A CDC study from 2017 found that 75% of teenagers are getting by on less than eight hours sleep per night, leaving them vulnerable to mental health risks

  223. John Constantine

    What Jones isn’t factoring in this time is the chicom pig plague.

    Once the perfect storm of expensive stock feed, another six months before green feed is possible and limits of debt are reached, the big money being paid for meat to replace the plague pigs will see the breeding flocks eaten.

    Then what?.

  224. Bruce of Newcastle

    Advice please. A friend of mine is feeding a family of magpies with cheese. Not sure that is a good idea. Thoughts?

    Mitch – My old dad feeds cheese to his local magpies and has done so for years. They seem fine. He had to lock the cat door on the flyscreen as they learned how to get in through it and raid his kitchen.
    Three star mince would be cheaper, or pet food.

  225. Boambee John

    Tailgunner

    You mentioned almost being arrested at the Melbourne ER demo.

    I watched a news report on the demo. A bloke in hi-viz was asked to comment, and repliedc something on the lines of “They should get jobs!”

    Was that you?

  226. Mitch M.

    Mitch – My old dad feeds cheese to his local magpies and has done so for years. They seem fine. He had to lock the cat door on the flyscreen as they learned how to get in through it and raid his kitchen.
    Three star mince would be cheaper, or pet food.

    Thanks.

  227. Delcon

    rank Walker from National Tiles
    #3185268, posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    But what Hitler did not know

    If Hitler did not know, how was Chamberlain going to know?

    Chamberlain did not have to know about the secret plan of Hitler’s generals.
    When Hitler instructed his military to march on the Rhineland in 1935 with his fledgling military, he was bluffing. He secretly gave explicit orders to his generals to fold-up and make a quick U-turn if the French fire a single shot at them. His bluff won.
    Was his threat to attack the Sudetenland a bluff?
    The military reality was that his military, still very much a fledgling one, a work-in-progress if you like, had a snowflake-chance-in-hell of conquering the heavily fortified mountainous region from the well prepared, well equipped Czechs.
    Was Hitler going to make good on his threats? He was crazy, but not stupid. So he probably was bluffing the fool Chamberlain.
    His generals, though, may have not been sure whether or not he was bluffing, so, just in case he was going to give the order to attack, they had staged a military coup.
    Hitler, even without knowing his generals’ secret plans, probably knew very well that his career if finished if Chamberlain does not save him. He was probably never going to go to war, and if he was, his generals would have thrown him out, and if not, he would have lost. In any case WWII could have ended in 1938 for Hitler had Chamberlain not saved him.

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    Talking of magpies, the long established House Magpie has brought forth again. Down the back somewhere still negotiating their way to Centrelink. Last year’s crop is still hanging around as well, especially ‘Stubbie’ with the broken beak. She still calls with baby squawks in the hope of being fed by the parents. She is a bit of a mess, and is obviously not getting her full supplement. Even has difficulty picking up the mince.

  229. hzhousewife

    Credlin and Jones talking to Dave Sharma just now about Turkey. Should’ve asked him why he joined the climate emergency cabal in Parliament, not a sign of “great homework and an incredible brain” as Credlin just said about him. imho.

  230. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But what Hitler did not know, but historians can tell us, is that had Hitler went ahead with his threat to take the Sudetenland by force, his generals planned to mutiny as they regarded, probably entirely reasonably, attacking the mountainous region, heavily defended by a Czech army which was fully prepared to repeal any attack , and was further supplied by one of the most advanced weapons industries in the world that time, namely the Czech weapons industry, as military suicide.

    Have you got a reference for that? – the reading I’ve done indicated that Hitler would have been removed by his generals, had the reoccupation of the Rhineland – in 1936 – been opposed.

  231. Muddy

    Terence M
    #3185295, posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Interesting. Destined to go nowhere, however, because it is impossible to converse, debate, or rationalise with a cult. Until we, the Defenders, change our tactics, we will continue to flounder.

  232. The military reality was that his military, still very much a fledgling one, a work-in-progress if you like, had a snowflake-chance-in-hell of conquering the heavily fortified mountainous region from the well prepared, well equipped Czechs.

    So why didn’t the Czechs fight back?

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