Open Forum: November 16, 2019

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  1. Eyrie

    I wonder if the power cuts on the Eyre Peninsula were merely load shedding as the windmills had to be shut down?

  2. Tailgunner

    Black Ball
    #3216971, posted on November 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm
    Tailgunner do you have a Keep America Great cap at your disposal?

    Missed you last night,BB.
    No I don’t have a Keep America Great hat….but let me try and track down a seller…

  3. cohenite

    The world would be a better place without these arseholes testifying against Trump; Jordan tears sondland, who is a smart-arse kunt, another arse; short and sharp; watch the reactions of this sondland bastard:

    https://videos.whatfinger.com/2019/11/20/its-over-dems-impeachment-fantasies-are-dead-jim-jordan-just-killed-them-347/

  4. Farmer Gez

    Load shedding?
    Possibly Eyrie but more likely the power companies are putting a bit of treatment on the arse of the system to stop legal blowflies from landing in case of fire.
    It’s called a prophylactic response, as it stops the lawyers from [email protected] the whole system.

  5. Snoopy

    TheirABC

    Melbourne missed out on breaking a record dating back to 1901 by just 0.2 degrees Celsius

    Can’t even break a 118 year old adjusted record? That’s pissweak even by Melbourne standards.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Justice for Ricky Slater-Dickson!

    Justice delivered.
    By way of a chocko hold and a bucket full of self administered meth.

  7. Leigh Lowe

    Choke, not chocko.
    Darned auto-correct.

  8. Tom

    This bloke used to be a very good airline manager before he joined Alan Joyce’s politically correct management tribe:

    A Qantas executive has blamed climate change for worsening flight delays, based on above ­average wind strengths at Sydney airport this year.

    Speaking at the airline’s investor day, Qantas Domestic chief executive Andrew David said all carriers had seen a deterioration in on-time performance year-on-year for the past three years, as well as increased cancellations.

    Federal government aviation data shows that in September, 76.2 per cent of flights across all airlines landed on time, compared to the long-term average of 82.3 per cent. On-time departures averaged 78.4 per cent, compared to a long-term average of 83.7 per cent. Cancellation rates were also up at 2.2 per cent compared to 1.5 per cent over the long term, and Qantas cancelled 3.3 per cent of flights in the month.

    “This has been caused by two factors,” Mr David said.

    “One is the impact of climate change in the last four months. We have seen wind ­velocities 34 per cent higher than the average of the last 30 years, and it’s a prevailing westerly ­rather than the south-south-westerly we’ve seen in the past. That’s led to runway closures, meaning (aircraft) movements are slowed. Add that to the issues we face in Sydney and Melbourne in peak hours and that has led to a degradation in on-time performance.”

    A Virgin Australia spokeswoman said the airline continued to deliver a strong on-time performance and regularly reviewed operational issues to ensure it could respond to weather-related disruptions.

    The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed a higher prevalence of strong crosswinds at Sydney airport between July and September compared with the past 20 years but a spokesman said they had no published research on the connection between climate change and winds.

    Qantas’s concerns around ­climate change and sustainability were prominent throughout the investor day presentations at the airline’s headquarters in Mascot, Sydney. Government, inter­national and regulatory affairs executive Andrew Parker said the Qantas Group took the “urgent challenge to deal with climate change very seriously”.

    “We have significant plans to minimise both our emissions and a broader environmental plan. We believe this is at the core of our social licence,” Mr Parker said. “The Paris target of 2015 limiting global warming to no more than 2C was an important start and step in tackling climate change … but the evidence is now emphatic — 2C does not go far enough. Limiting warming to 1.5C must be the new global focus.”

    To that end, Qantas planned to have zero net carbon emissions by 2050 as part of a long-term ­environmental campaign that factored in growth.

    Mr Parker said moves by countries such as Sweden to limit the number of flights taken by its citizens was “not a vision” Qantas shared. “Concerns about emissions and climate change are real and serious but we can’t lose sight of the contribution air travel makes to an open, liberal society and growing economy,” he said.

    Being a converted woketard, David has never heard of climate variability.

  9. Johno

    Just watched the hearing with Lt Col Vindman.Any Cats know why he is wearing campaign Ribbons on his right side?

  10. 1735099

    Why are so many male teachers pedo creeps?

    Depends what you mean by “so many”?
    There are around 34000 registered teachers in Queensland.
    7820 are male.

    Twenty three Queensland teachers have had their licences suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct, since November 2016.

    So assuming all the allegations are proved, and all the suspended teachers are male, the rate of offending by “pedo creeps” in this state is 0.29%.

    Care to review your definition of “so many”, or are you happy to smear the 99.42% who aren’t “pedo creeps”?

    It’s smears like these who discourage men from getting into the profession.
    People like you are contributing to the feminisation of teaching, something frequently railed against on this blog.

  11. Zatara

    He is in US dress blues. Medals worn on the left, ribbons without medals on the right.

  12. Johno

    Thank you Zatara, What ribbons would not have a medal also attached? We don’t have that in our army.

  13. Old School Conservative

    99.42 plus 0.29 equals 99.71.
    Someone’s not the full quid.

  14. areff

    The lights have gone out at Mum’s place, air conditioning too. Now I have a 92-year-old woman in frail health without relief from the heat, a woman who thought she was living in a nation where flicking a switch meant modern life on tap. I think I’ll take her to the air-conditioned Sun theatre in Yarraville until the change arrives this arvo. Fingers crossed the power doesn’t go out there too.

    It should be pitchforks and brands for the people that have plunged us into this Third World goat rodeo.

  15. Johno

    OSC, you do know he is an innumerate dumb bastard?

  16. MatrixTransform

    Smears Numpty, are exactly why you are so detested in this place.

    Your lack of depth is not surprising.

    Do stop pretending you’re treading water while constntly hanging around tbe shallow end.

  17. Kev

    Just watched the hearing with Lt Col Vindman. Any Cats know why he is wearing campaign Ribbons on his right side?

    They are unit or individual citations Johno, not campaign ribbons representing medals, and yes, we have them as well. Citations do not have an associated medal.

  18. Snoopy

    So assuming all the allegations are proved, and all the suspended teachers are male, the rate of offending by “pedo creeps”

    What difference does it make if they are male or female?

  19. Zatara

    Johno,

    I’m wrong. The ones on his left are personal awards, the ones on his right are unit awards.

    The top one on his right for instance is the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. That’s also an example of a ribbon without a medal.

  20. Johno

    OK. Thank you Kev. I have one of those swimming pools . I just thought that it was worn on the right because it was a foreign award. I love how the Media all refer to him as “the decorated soldier”. He has a purple heart. He got wounded, not decorated.

  21. Johno

    I love living in Murrumbateman, however, when ever it gets a little bit hot the substandard internet connections just drop out. Bastard.!!!!!!!!

  22. Tom

    It should be pitchforks and brands for the people that have plunged us into this Third World goat rodeo.

    The Third World scum who run out Third World electricity network learnt their playbook from the Californians: cut the power off now and delay the mass lawsuits until next year.

    No doubt, the Liars party’s ambulance chasing law firms in western Melbourne (Gordon etc) will lead the charge and sue the arse off Dickhead Dan’s Marxist deindustrialisation fiasco.

    Thought not. You don’t attack the tribe from within.

  23. 1735099

    99.42 plus 0.29 equals 99.71.
    Someone’s not the full quid.

    If you really want to go to 5 decimal points, go for it.
    It makes no difference, except on Catallaxy.

  24. Bear Necessities

    I would like to congratulate Joe Biden on becoming a grandfather for the seventh time!

  25. It should be pitchforks and brands for the people that have plunged us into this Third World goat rodeo.

    And hot tar and feathers.

    A solution is to remove state royalties from brown coal and all other state taxes for the next (say) 25 years, for anyone who builds a couple of gigawatts worth in the LV.
    In 5 years time, we might have solved the problem.

  26. pitchforks, brands hot tar, feathers

    Don’t you just love it when the tar sets and their ball sack is stuck to the side of the tumbril?

  27. Top Ender

    For interest, we have foreign medals occasionally awarded to ADF personnel.

    Can’t wear them in uniform except with “special permission”.

    Can wear them in civvies at the end of those Aussie ones awarded.

    The USA also have “ribbons” on the LHS which aren’t medals – unlike us. For example, Marksman.

  28. cohenite

    Jennifer Marohasy’s great work on the GBR in the face of the usual vile crap from alarmists:

    https://jennifermarohasy.com/2019/11/why-deny-the-beautiful-coral-reefs-fringing-stone-island/#comment-666034

  29. mh

    I would like to congratulate Joe Biden on becoming a grandfather for the seventh time!

    Yes, congrats Corn Pop!

    DNA test shows Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas woman’s baby

    https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/nov/20/dna-test-shows-hunter-biden-father-arkansas-womans/

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    Somewhat late in the day but Johannes Leak has another cartoon in the Oz this morning, attached to the following story:

    PC language a tool to unravel social fabric (Oz paywalled)
    By Kevin Donnelly

    Orwell saw this 70 years ago with almost flawless accuracy, but we’re fighting back.

    Welcome to the world kid, such as it is.

  31. mh

    The timing of the baby’s birth confirms it was conceived while he was courting his dead brother Beau’s widow, who he dated following his split from his ex-wife.

  32. Shy Ted

    There isn’t a corner of the public service that doesn’t have an Abbariginal or several in an often dubious role or capacity and are there as a diversity hire. Have a quick squizz at this SA Health document, page 5 for example where the 2% of the population are completely over-represented in the executive and completely under-represented in the skills domain.
    If you dare to watch NITV, The Dumb and the like you see any number of doctors (PhDs), professors of some made up course, IMHO, only designed to improve the number of employed indigenous people but ending up in acadumbia because they would fail in the field.
    Before I gave it away I was sat next to a dusky young man whose ethnicity I couldn’t pick but had been a little kid in a remote NT community where I worked some 20 years previously, now a medical student. Having been in a similar situation to Christopher Heathcote in the Quadrant article on many occasions I subtly asked a trusted Dr whether he thought said medical student was where he thought he should be as a 4th year. Very non-committal response. Nice chap though and trying hard. Before the placement was out he advised us that he was being encouraged to head into research rather than medicine.
    The worst example of the stupidity of the diversity recruitment fiasco was reading the medical file of a Caucasian student nurse with schizophrenia complicated by polysubstance abuse, barking effing mad and having failed the majority of his assignments. The psychiatrist had written to the university and the health practitioners regulatory authority expressing his opinion that said madman would and should never be allowed to practice as a nurse. They wrote back, almost as one, saying they valued the diversity that the lived experience of schizophrenia and drug abuse brought to the profession and how it would give him insight that others would never experience. I became locally famous for leaving work shaking my head. These weren’t isolated incidents, they were every day.

  33. notafan

    Indigenous water management advisors for every water board!

  34. cohenite

    mh
    #3217406, posted on November 21, 2019 at 11:09 am
    The timing of the baby’s birth confirms it was conceived while he was courting his dead brother Beau’s widow, who he dated following his split from his ex-wife.

    What a classy guy; it is beyond belief that the biden boys haven’t been taken out the back and belted to within an inch of their worthless lives. But what a great job they’re doing for the Don. The bidens would make jack the ripper look decent.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    Congratulations, Joe Biden!

    Hehe…

    DonThePatriot @DonP18640867 3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @TeamTrump
    There’s more out there. It’s just a matter of looking into them a little closer.

    Jay_El_Cee_12 @JayElCee121 3h3 hours ago
    Yeah in Ukraine.

    I expect Hunter Biden had a lot of free time on his hands during his $50,000 a month Bursima job.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    Authorities now suspect the animos­ity towards clinic workers began when some of the ­extended family of Kumanjayi Walker — who was shot dead by a police officer on November 9 — falsely accused the staff of stealing the body of one of Mr Walker’s relatives.

    It remains unclear why police decided to try to arrest Mr Walker, despite knowing no medical support was available. 

    So.
    We are pissed off that medical staff left before the shooting.
    Also very angry that medical staff “stole his body” afterwards.

  37. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘If you really want to go to 5 decimal points, go for it.’

    Aside from pointing out that a) actually going to 5 decimal points would end up with a figure looking much like 0.29467, and b) adding 0.05 wouldn’t give you 100% anyway, I would assert that it isn’t bad for someone red hot on the (sic) button, and who pompously criticises others for a ‘slipshod approach’.

    Nice work, Liability Bob. You would have been a hoot in the steno pool. Maybe found a nice husband, too.

  38. Tom

    The real reason that clown from Qantas (which I posted at 10am) is blaming flight delays in today’s paper on climate change is that Qantas, which used to lead industry on-time performance statistics with flights on average leaving on time 85-95% of the time, is now getting thrashed (75% OTP) by independent regional Rex (81%), according to monthly figures, which Qantas knew were coming out this morning. Scroll down to the table at the top of Page 3 for the full calamity.

    Footnote: the reason Rex is ahead on OTP is that it runs old Saab 340 turboprops, which means it can afford to have “operational spares” standing by if a plane goes unserviceable, thus guaranteeing the integrity of its network, whereas Qantas’s fleet is at full stretch, meaning it now has the industry’s highest rate of flight cancellations (2.1% — details at the linked table).

  39. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #3217415, posted on November 21, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Indigenous water management advisors for every water board!

    Probably can’t question the competence of anyone connected with water authorities after Arfur Sinodinos collected a shitload to be a consultant to Sydney Water.

  40. Leigh Lowe

    Tom.
    Re Quaintarse delays.
    I have had a cursory look at some background info.
    I can’t see any Sydney Airport runway closures specifically for cross-wind over the last couple of months.
    The cross-wind component for a 737 (ie the maximum wind at 90 degrees to runway direction) is 35 kts.
    Starting to look and do some calcs. For example, if the wind is above 35 kts but not at an angle of 90 degrees to the runway, it can still be OK.
    I am not seeing any consistent winds that would warrant a delay.
    Lying xunts is my conclusion.

  41. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would assert that it isn’t bad for someone red hot on the (sic) button, and who pompously criticises others for a ‘slipshod approach’.

    Well said, K.D.

  42. Leigh Lowe:

    Would young Ricky have been better off if they had “stolen generationed” him out of Lady Beryl’s maternal embrace?

    How dare you ask that question!
    How dare you!

  43. The Beer Whisperer

    A Qantas executive has blamed climate change for worsening flight delays, based on above ­average wind strengths at Sydney airport this year.

    Oh, you fucking retard. Winds are caused by the rotation of the earth.

    Ergo, climate change speeds up the earth’s rate of spin.

    There are no words in the English language sufficient to adequately describe this level of stupid.

  44. min

    Can someone explain scientifically the connection between increased winds and higher temperatures , that is if temperatures are rising and CO2 emissions.

  45. Tom

    Fox Sports’ coverage of the first test, with Shane Warne, Wasim Akram and Gilly in the commentary box, is thrashing Channel Stokes, with Ricky Ponting as the lone star and the tired old ex-ABC hack Tim Lane bringing up the rear.

    Meanwhile, Gerard Whateley and Anthony Hudson are going for a Wokely at the SEN-led commercial network and Tubby Taylor has defected from Nein to the Macquarie network.

    It’s great to have competition.

  46. Snoopy

    The cross-wind component for a 737 (ie the maximum wind at 90 degrees to runway direction) is 35 kts.
    Starting to look and do some calcs.

    Don’t forget to make allowances for climate change induced cross-winds being 97% worser.

  47. Shy Ted

    New app – Whiplr. See you there!

  48. Top Ender

    From the Cut and Paste section of today’s Oz.

    Will it and Bolt’s articles be enough to sink the forthcoming doco and classroom books?

    Some fishy facts and creaky claims but a good-enough morality tale for the curriculum

    12:00AM NOVEMBER 21, 201938 COMMENTS

    The art of assertion. Australia ­Council for the Arts website:

    Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning nonfiction book Dark Emu … is a monumental work of scholarship that disproved the long-held myth that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were nomadic hunter-gatherers before European colonisation.

    A sceptical take. Columnist Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun, Sunday:

    (Pascoe argues) Aborigines weren’t primitive hunter-gatherers, but sophisticated farmers with an “agricultural industry” — tilled fields, big villages and huge overhead granaries. That is, until it was destroyed by wicked (white) men …

    Emu wiser than an owl. Activist Ben Law, Twitter, Sunday:

    If Andrew Bolt’s publicly shitting himself over it, you know it’s good … Dark Emu will recalibrate everything you about (sic) about Aboriginal architec­ture, engineering and agriculture on this continent.

    Old emu news? Historian Henry Reynolds, Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture, January 30, 1984:

    … it is not the great antiquity of Aborigina­l society alone that has impresse­d contemporary scholars but the evidence of creative adaptation to a vast and varied continent over period­s of dramatic environmental change. DJ Mulvaney’s (1969) book, The Prehistory of Australia, was probably the first work to draw this to the attention of a wider audience.

    Mulvaney stressed Aboriginal mastery of a harsh land. More Reynolds:

    The dramatic discovery of a vast prehistory was important enough … Its significance was increased because it coincided with an international re­assessment of the nature of hunter-gatherer societies summed up in the phrase “the original affluent society”, coined by the celebrated American anthropologist Marshall Sahlins. In Australia, this radical re-evaluation was popularised by (Mulvaney’s stud­ent) historian Geoffrey Blainey in a (1975) book celebrating the “Triumph of the Nomads”.

    Journalist Richard Guilliatt, The Australian, May 25:

    Throughout Dark Emu, (Pascoe) argue­s that historical accounts of Aboriginal housing, farming and ­fishing were suppressed for most of the past 150 years. The myth that Aborigines were simple nomads was perpetuated to justify white occupation, he asserts, and scholars who tried to argue otherwise were marginalised so effectively that it is rare to come across a text after 1880 that describes Aboriginal fishing systems or intensive grain and vegetable harvesting.

    Not so. More Guilliatt:

    That claim is “ridiculous”, says professor Peter Hiscock, chair of archaeology at Sydney ­University, who cites numerous studies of indigenous fish-farming and plant cultivation. “The literature on this subject is massive,” says Hiscock, “so the assertion that it is ignored or hidden does not reflect the reality of the disciplines; it must reflect the political mindset of Pascoe­.”

    Billy Griffiths and Lynette Russell, Aboriginal History, Vol 42, 2018:

    (Pascoe) is captivated by the enduring myth of progress — articulated as the move from foragers to farmers — and Dark Emu explicitly privileges the language of “agriculture” above all else … What is “mere” about a hunter-­gatherer way of life? … Is it necessary to turn to Eurocentric language and ideas to acknowledge the richness and complexity of indigenous economies? Is it meaningful to define “agriculture” as a stable category that transcends space and time?

    Today’s article in the Oz

  49. feelthebern

    Tom do you remember a couple of years ago when Triple M did the cricket?
    It was a hoot.
    They had pop-ins too from the Fox team & Channel 9 teams too.

  50. Roger

    I expect Hunter Biden had a lot of free time on his hands during his $50,000 a month Bursima job.

    Burisma is now under investigation for embezzlement of state funds “on an especially large scale”.

  51. Roger

    Is it necessary to turn to Eurocentric language and ideas to acknowledge the richness and complexity of indigenous economies?

    They’re referring to a people whose languages were never recorded in writing until “Eurocentric” missionaries appeared on the scene.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can someone explain scientifically the connection between increased winds and higher temperatures , that is if temperatures are rising and CO2 emissions.

    The jet streams have been especially rapid and sinuous lately as a result of the solar minimum conditions. Which is climate change, just not the hubristic human caused version.

    Lots of hot then cold then hot especially in moderately high latitudes in the northern hemisphere. So we get stories like this one today:

    UK snow warning: Britain to be ENGULFED in brutal Arctic snow storms – new maps issued

    They’re moving into a cold patch inside a big jet stream loop coming down from Greenland as far south as Morocco.

    You’d think a Qantas pilot might know about jet streams…

  53. bespoke

    1735099
    #3217357, posted on November 21, 2019 at 10:18 am
    It’s smears like these who discourage men from getting into the profession.
    People like you are contributing to the feminisation of teaching, something frequently railed against on this blog.

    Eduackery!

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Brutal!

    Team Trump just congratulated Joe Biden on the birth of his illegitimate grandchild.

    This is how you fight the filth.

  55. Des Deskperson

    ‘There isn’t a corner of the public service that doesn’t have an Abbariginal or several in an often dubious role or capacity and are there as a diversity hire. ‘

    Yet, as I have posted before, these types of initiatives, in the APS at least, often have unintended and unfortunate consequences for Indigenous careers.

  56. Roger

    You’d think a Qantas pilot might know about jet streams…

    Yes, but an executive not so much.

    Social justice, otoh…

  57. areff

    BoN: I sorta understand the role Rossby Waves play in bushfire weather — the biggest fires nearly always happen when they’re in effect — but I could sure use an explanation for a simpleton (me). If you could enlighten me, I’d appreciate it.

  58. RobK:

    The SA big battery was about a buck a Wh, so a 20GW battery will be about $20billion, then there’s 10GW of solar panels covering some 15,000 ha (that is 150 square kilometres of solar panels ).
    The original scheme was floated by the NT government for H2 export.

    How are they going to keep the damn panels clean, considering they need distilled water to do the job?
    Most of the power is going to end up in maintenance.
    It seems they’ve made a perpetual subsidy harvesting machine with no power left over to sell.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    Test Crickit.
    I might just turn the sound down on the TV and pop an old 12th Man CD on.
    It will make just as much sense.

  60. BrettW

    Johno,

    Those on the right will be citations. For example US Presidential Unit Citation or in Oz Meritorious Umit Citation etc. You will see Qld State Police have them for such things as Floods and Commonwealth Games and even their anniversary.

    “Thank you Zatara, What ribbons would not have a medal also attached? We don’t have that in our army”.

  61. Frank Walker:

    …How climate change could kill the red apple

    These lunatics never stop with their bullshit.

    Last year I bought two apple trees, just to see if they could grow this far north. Well, it seems they can, one of them is growing a single green apple about the size of an apricot so far.
    (I put the apricot size in to see if it would trigger Arky.)

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    Areff – I don’t know about Rossby waves and bushfires. The current pattern is much more a combination of a weak Modoki el Nino and a very high Indian Ocean Dipole. The two together are a big drought signal.

    You do get the jet stream impacting on such things. The latest SH jet stream map has a nice little pocket forming for high pressure system to plop itself into the Tasman Sea. That is called a “blocking High”. When a blocking high occurs in the Tasman between NSW east coast and the mountains of New Zealand it can persist and cause weather systems to form a traffic jam over the Australian continent. The wind patterns counterclockwise around the high pressure system then funnel hot dry winds from the interior down over NSW and Victoria.

    When you get a jet stream going north over NZ that can be when the blocking high gets especially stuck. The jet stream further inhibits it from moving east, so air heats up even more over the back blocks of Australia, and we here in Ncl can then get a very hot day or two. Maybe by Saturday the ABC will be screeching about record heat in Newcastle.

    No one has convincingly linked jet stream sinuosity to CO2, especially seeing it tends to follow an 11 year cycle just like the solar cycle.

  63. DrBeauGan

    Is it necessary to turn to Eurocentric language and ideas to acknowledge the richness and complexity of indigenous economies?

    They’re referring to a people whose languages were never recorded in writing until “Eurocentric” missionaries appeared on the scene.

    There are many reasons why aboriginal culture remained technologically backward, and this has nothing to do with contemporary aborigines anyway. Pretending that pre-contact aborigines had a more advanced society than they did so as to make contemporary aborigines feel good about themselves is patronising and insulting. And, though the word is overused, racist.

  64. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Kristen Stewart insists Charlie’s Angels reboot ‘not trying to make statements’
    Director Elizabeth Banks echoes star’s comments, saying ‘everyone wants to think that it’s really political but honestly it is just a story about these three women’

  65. Helen

    NO Lee, the stolen body was that of his grandmothers younger brother, which had been taken for preperation for burial rites by some of the family, without telling the rest of the family – hence the medical staff ‘stole’ the body and received payback.

    the medical staff again released the grandmothers younger brother’s body to the famiy again just before they cleared out, so he could be buried, which was where nearly everyone was when the police with guns arrived. So two bodies, one earlier grandmothers younger brother, one later, grandmothers grandson.

  66. Leigh Lowe

    Now, here’s a headline:-

    DNA Test Confirms: Hunter Biden Cheated on His Dead Brother’s Widow

  67. Mother Lode

    DNA test shows Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas woman’s baby

    I will bet the mother is pissed off.

    She only shagged him because she thought he was Bill Clinton and was afraid her family would commit suicide shooting themselves in the back of the head then throwing themselves into a tank of piranhas and finally dissolving their own bones in sulphuric acid.

  68. Mother Lode

    Kristen Stewart insists Charlie’s Angels reboot ‘not trying to make statements’

    And yet that is what the audience saw. So they are admitting to ineptitude.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    Helen.
    Riiiigghtt.
    Confusing even if you haven’t been drinking metho.
    Prompts a question.
    Under what law are they “releasing bodies for preparation for burial” without verifying the veracity and identity of those taking the body?
    I know the answer.

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    Kristen Stewart insists Charlie’s Angels reboot ‘not trying to make statements’

    The lady has a sky-high woke ranking, being a qwerty feminist with TDS.
    Kristen Stewart on How Donald Trump’s “Terrible” Presidency is Affecting Women (Aug 2017)

  71. Leigh Lowe

    From the Oz article on stone-age NT culture:-

    Two sources said they ­believed clinic staff had been ­explicitly targeted in the days before­ they were evacuated, but others suggested their safety fears were overblown.

    The Australian also heard allega­tions of service provider staff frustrating police by helping hide wanted youngsters and claims that some ­attacks on workers’ property were co-ordin­ated forms of retribution.

    Local independent MP Scott McConnell said he was aware of the claims. “Are there really ­organised break-ins happening in retribution for people’s conduct in their professional lives?” he said.

    “I’m also worried by claims there are people employed by community organisations that don’t agree with the methods the authorities are using and are somehow working against them.

    “If that’s the case, then we have a serious breakdown of law and order.”

    Reading between the lines.
    1. Some medical centre staff have stopped handing out opiates like lollies, leading to backlash.
    2. The game has been to take medical staff and Yabbo liaison social workers on arrest raids. The liaison and medical staff have been tipping off the subject of the raids. In this case, medical staff not in town so no tip-off.

  72. cohenite

    BoN has covered most of it about winds. In addition there is a BoM map called wind roses where you can look at wind trends for parts of Australia:

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/wind/selection_map.shtml

    More generally there has been a trend over recent years called stilling where world winds are declining:

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169411007487

    Then there is the trend in world cyclone/tornado/typhoons which is both declining and consistent with warming as prof Muller notes. In a warming world there is less energy gradients so less big wind events.

    The guy from QANTAS should be horse-whipped but I guess he would like that.

    But seriously someone should send him some info. And a whip.

  73. notafan

    It is sort of amusing that Pascoe uses very weak evidence of agriculture to prove that Australian Aborigines were a settled agricultural society because better.

    not to mention 150 year universal unspoken conspiracy to suppress the ‘truth’, except there wasn’t, because no-one had in mind the motive that Pascoe now claims existed.

    Aborigines should reject this claims out of hand and be proud of those aspects of their culture that were worth being proud of

    Like maintaining a continent wide mostly nomadic lifestyle for thousands of years and not dying out.

    They aren’t the only hunter gathers to survive til the modern age though

  74. jo

    Winston Smith
    #3217432, posted on November 21, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Leigh Lowe:

    Would young Ricky have been better off if they had “stolen generationed” him out of Lady Beryl’s maternal embrace?

    How dare you ask that question!
    How dare you!

    I hope you face was suitably contorted with fire coming out your eyes whilst saying “How dare you”

  75. notafan

    Much contradiction.

    The debate on Aboriginal hunting in Australia, particularly in national parks, has often been dominated by those concerned with nature conservation issues. In this article it will be argued that the primary issue in the debate is the survival of indigenous culture. The geographical focus of discussion will be the Australian state of Queensland, where the government is currently considering possible legislative options for permitting indigenous communities to hunt and gather on protected lands.

    TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL HUNTING IN AUSTRALIA: A CULTURAL HERITAGE ISSUE

  76. RobK

    Winds are caused by the rotation of the earth.
    The Coriolis effect https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_force?wprov=sfti1 causes the rotation of wind patterns largely due to the upward and downward movement of air mass ( but also the lateral movement). It is driven by temperature and density differences. Moisture has a bearing on density also. After all that, there is a fair bit of instability and chaos to deal with.

  77. Infidel Tiger

    The Tablet
    @The_Tablet
    The Liberal Democrats have deselected a practising Catholic as an election candidate after concluding that “his values diverge from ours”.

    It’s always wokest before the dawn.

  78. Tailgunner

    The timing of the baby’s birth confirms it was conceived while he was courting his dead brother Beau’s widow, who he dated following his split from his ex-wife.
    Game, recognized

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    It is sort of amusing that Pascoe uses very weak evidence of agriculture to prove that Australian Aborigines were a settled agricultural society because better.

    There’s no evidence whatsoever of Aboriginal use of pottery, even though it is easy to invent and is obviously a good thing for cooking and for processing and storing seeds and grain.

    Pottery doesn’t make sense for nomads because heavy. But if you have a settled society growing food you’d expect to see pottery.

  80. Entropy

    Traditional hunting. There is an CQ aboriginal with a full on fishing trawler exempt frpm the fishing laws everyone else has to comply with because indigenous.

  81. Tailgunner

    Keep the betting Updates coming, Cats. Macquarie Air…errr, Trump2020.
    Ladbrokes for 2.38.
    Sell the kids to the Saudis and get on.
    Buy Bigly on a Pussygate “scandal” again.
    Oh noes! Trump’s done!
    Lol.

  82. struth

    The inherent racism in the left is on display with Bruce Pascoe.
    He is, like all the left, a racist.
    A white racist.
    He , as a European from the East coast of Australia where hardly a blackfella is to be seen, decides to write a book championing the technology of aboriginal people by equating their achievements in European technologies and invention.
    Bruce, were they a substandard culture to you if they hadn’t (which the hadn’t) achieved the European technology you use as a measure of advancement?
    Why do you feel you must make them a European culture to prove their worth?
    Do you know so little of the Australian bush as to not understand there modus operandi?

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL HUNTING IN AUSTRALIA: A CULTURAL HERITAGE ISSUE

    Does that include bashing a wombat to death with a rock?

  84. Sell the kids to the Saudis and get on.

    Tried that.
    They didn’t want them.

    I waiting for the new batch of goats to arrive.

  85. Tailgunner

    an old 12th Man CD on.

    Yeh,yeh, that shits hilarious.
    ‘straya
    Peppermint Grove Farms remembers

  86. Tailgunner

    When Montel gets in here acting all shook, that’s the time to double down.
    It’s just that easy.
    #rakeday=$$
    😏
    :profit:

  87. notafan

    excellent point Bruce

    pottery and the use of the wheel were extraordinary inventions that facitiliated commerce accross thousands of miles of sea and land

    I actually visted Monte Testaccio. So meticulous.

    Monte Testaccio (alternatively spelled Monte Testaceo; also known as Monte dei cocci) is an artificial mound in Rome composed almost entirely of testae (Italian: cocci), fragments of broken ancient Roman pottery, nearly all discarded amphorae dating from the time of the Roman Empire, some of which were labelled with tituli picti. It is one of the largest spoil heaps found anywhere in the ancient world, covering an area of 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft) at its base and with a volume of approximately 580,000 cubic metres (760,000 cu yd), containing the remains of an estimated 53 million amphorae. It has a circumference of nearly a kilometre (0.6 mi) and stands 35 metres (115 ft) high, though it was probably considerably higher in ancient times.[1][2] It stands a short distance away from the east bank of the River Tiber, near the Horrea Galbae where the state-controlled reserve of olive oil was stored in the late 2nd century AD

    Monte Testaccio

  88. C.L.

    The Liberal Democrats have deselected a practising Catholic as an election candidate after concluding that “his values diverge from ours”.

    I see they’re trying to walk it back by saying they have lots of “Catholic” members.
    I think we know what they mean by “Catholics.”
    They mean Kenneally “Catholics.”
    They mean “Catholics” who are not Catholic at all.

  89. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    China uses a coded message for WAR to warn the US to stay out of Hong Kong affairs after Washington passed democracy act to support the city’s anti-government protests
    Beijing today said ‘Don’t say we didn’t warn you!’ – a diplomatic term for warfare
    It slammed the US Senate for its Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
    China vowed ‘effective retaliation’ on Washington and summoned a US diplomat
    American politicians are ‘supporting terrorism and plotting protests’, it accused
    US embassy said it was ‘watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern’

  90. ‘watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern’

    Sell your real estate, before it starts to glow.

  91. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So how DOES Prince Andrew pay for it all? A millionaire lifestyle on a Navy pension and Civil List income? The sums don’t add up… until you meet Duke’s oligarch chums, says GUY ADAMS
    Prince Andrew was almost certainly attracted to Epstein because he had the one thing he coveted: Money
    his entire official income consisted of a £250k allowance from the Queen and a £20,000 per year pension
    Epstein’s connections funneled business opportunities in the Prince’s direction and he grew personally rich

  92. Helen:

    It remains unclear why police decided to try to arrest Mr Walker, despite knowing no medical support was available. Sources told The Australian that doing so was unusual.

    What a load of bollocks.

    1. It was a simple arrest. Why would anyone think it would be violent to the point of needing medical assistance beyond basic first aid?
    2. Does this imply no arrests should be made unless there is medical staff present or closeby?

    Got it with # 2.
    You will now see an upsurge in assaults on medical staff either threatened or carried out in remote communities due to the direction – and the Commish will direct so – if there is no dedicated med support.
    The outcome will see constant reoffenders relocate to these communities directly after a serious crime, the police will now have a requirement for paramedic certification, …aaand the cycle will continue as the Paramedics refuse postings because how do you resuscitate Billy Bloggs, Proud Westend Tribe Man, who has been on a meth bender with heroin shots for a week and who karked it three days ago in the Territory heat, after having run over three toddlers, mum, Sharlene, Skye, and Evensong on a School Crossing in Thargomindah?
    Huh? How ya gonna resus that, matey?
    But nevertheless, the poor bastard who was silly enough to not refuse a posting to this shithole knows he/she/xis is going to be in a world of hurt because obviously, he/she/xis murdered poor Billy Bloggs.

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    Monte Testaccio (alternatively spelled Monte Testaceo; also known as Monte dei cocci) is an artificial mound in Rome composed almost entirely of testae (Italian: cocci), fragments of broken ancient Roman pottery

    What is Chinese for “mountain of garbage”? 😀

    China ‘Mega Dump’ Full Of Trash 25 Years Ahead Of Schedule (19 Nov)

    A ‘mega dump’ in China has reached capacity 25 years sooner than anticipated after receiving far more trash per day than originally planned, according to the BBC.

    The Jiangcungou ladfill in Shaanxi Province – around the size of 100 football fields, was designed to accept 2,500 tons of trash per day. Instead, it received 10,000 tons daily, the most of any landfill site in China.

    I suppose a 400% error is good enough for government work. Meanwhile the Chinese are also blazing through the Paris Agreement like a +5 vorpal sword through butter.

    Greta Thunberg Meltdown Imminent? China To Unleash Tsunami Of Mega-Polluting Coal-Fired Power Plants (20 Nov)

    whereas many of the nations that have provoked Greta’s ire in the past have made concerted efforts to reduce their emissions, it is the world’s biggest polluter, China, that has curiously evaded her anger.

    Hopefully that is about to change because as the FT reports, China is set to add an army of new coal-fired power plants equivalent to the EU’s entire capacity, as the world’s biggest energy consumer ignores global pressure to rein in carbon emissions in its bid to boost a slowing economy.

    Across China, a whopping 148GW of heavily-polluting, coal-fired plants are either being built or are about to begin construction, according to a report from Global Energy Monitor, a non-profit group that monitors coal stations. Putting that number in context, the current capacity of the entire EU coal fleet is 149GW, or the same as what China is about to add.

    That’ll wedge the Labor state governments. Huuuuge royalty payments for all that coal to China, plus many many yummy Aldi bags, or pander to the Greens. What a horrible dilemma!

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3217508, posted on November 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    The Tablet
    @The_Tablet
    The Liberal Democrats have deselected a practising Catholic as an election candidate after concluding that “his values diverge from ours”.

    It’s always wokest before the dawn.

    Indeed.
    I reckon in 20 years time the most outrageous contrarian thing a teenager will be able to do will be to go to Mass.
    It will be the early 2000’s equivalent of, “Mum, I am getting a tat and a nose-ring and I am taking up prostitution so I can send funds to Al Quaeda”.

  95. RobK

    pottery and the use of the wheel were extraordinary inventions
    You haven’t seen a good sharp boomerang harvesting a heavy wheat crop.

  96. struth

    That’ll wedge the Labor state governments. Huuuuge royalty payments for all that coal to China, plus many many yummy Aldi bags, or pander to the Greens. What a horrible dilemma!

    They have no problem selling to Commo China, miles and miles of coal train loads exported every day.
    Hasn’t slowed down once on Australia’s part.
    The Indians are a democracy of sorts, and that is problematic as Adani shows us.
    Only democratic or western countries burning coal causes climate Change.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Only democratic or western rich capitalist countries burning coal causes climate Change.

    fixed

  98. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    GRETA HELP!
    Germans fall out of love with wind power
    Growing opposition and lack of land spark collapse in construction of new turbines

  99. jo:

    I hope you face was suitably contorted with fire coming out your eyes whilst saying “How dare you”

    Sorry. It wasn’t.
    I was grinning as I said it.

  100. Interesting little factoid I saw once in a documentary on the Voyager probe.
    As you go further out from the sun, the planetary winds on the gas giants increase in speed the colder they get.

  101. Entropy:

    Traditional hunting. There is an CQ aboriginal with a full on fishing trawler exempt frpm the fishing laws everyone else has to comply with because indigenous.

    I’m sort of surprised it hasn’t had an accident at sea where – you know – like it’s dangerous.

  102. Tom

    Finally, the Strayans break through — one each to Cummins and Hazelwood. Pakis 2-75.

  103. Tailgunner:

    Keep the betting Updates coming, Cats. Macquarie Air…errr, Trump2020.
    Ladbrokes for 2.38.

    Too dodgy for me. But if you do indulge, cover your bet with Pence for President. $41:1
    I wonder how the Dons food tasters are today?
    I forgot – one of ’ems dead. Is the other still critical?

  104. Gilas

    This, from the Lejonhelm thread, should be in every catterati’s red-book.

    Fred
    #3216970, posted on November 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I’m doing the tax return of a doctor at the moment.
    He’s paid by the NSW government.
    How much did het get paid last year? Just a cool $4 million. No wonder taxes are so high.

    Solid diamond bollocks on stilts! Fred, learn your facts before confirming your ignorance.

    The most a Senior Staff Specialist in the NSW Health system (HS) is paid by the State is just over $300k p.a.
    There are 5 levels of employment, so-called Levels 1 (fully paid by the HS) to 5 (with large fractional private practice component).
    Non-procedural specialists will tend to be Lvl 1. Surgeons, radiologists and pathologists gravitate towards Lvl 5, because they could make a lot of money privately, and the HS needs them…. real.. bad.
    Depending on the doctor’s private practice arrangement within the HS. Anything above $300k p.a. comes from the doctor’s own private practice account – usually called Practice Account A (or some such), kept by the HS and plundered by the bureucrats within it.
    Apart from personal income, up to a total of $450k or so per annum at Lvl 5, doctors will use money from this A account for training/conference leave and similar award entitlements. The rest is used to fund Levels 1-3 doctors’ training entitlements etc.. A lot of unused funds then return to the HS.

    The docs Fred refers to are the specialist surgeons; neuro, ortho, uro etc.. who may work only part-time in the public system, making a motza privately ($10-20k daily).
    They do so through the MBS Medicare system, federally funded and established by that great capitalist St. Gough back in the 70s.

    Blame the moronic Ozzie sheeples for voting for this system for the last half-century, don’t blame the doctors.

    Democracy, good and hard!

  105. Zippy:

    Beijing today said ‘Don’t say we didn’t warn you!’ – a diplomatic term for warfare
    It slammed the US Senate for its Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
    China vowed ‘effective retaliation’ on Washington and summoned a US diplomat
    American politicians are ‘supporting terrorism and plotting protests’, it accused
    US embassy said it was ‘watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern’

    China says “Don’t throw me in the briar patch.” as it continues to murder its citizens.
    The only way that China can go head to head with the US is to entice them into Hong Kong and operate militarily under the cover of the air and missile forces it has.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Down the street” of a Wheatbelt town, saw a vehicle bearing the insignia of “(The local) Aboriginal Men’s Shed.” Nie vir die Europeers nie…anybody remember a certain computer room?

  107. Bruce of Newcastle:

    whereas many of the nations that have provoked Greta’s ire in the past have made concerted efforts to reduce their emissions, it is the world’s biggest polluter, China, that has curiously evaded her anger.

    Greta and her minders aren’t going to cut off their cash flow, are they? And neither is the UN, who have been on the Sinotit for years.

  108. Boambee John

    notafan
    #3217519, posted on November 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    excellent point Bruce

    pottery and the use of the wheel were extraordinary inventions that facitiliated commerce accross thousands of miles of sea and land

    I actually visted Monte Testaccio. So meticulous.

    Monte Testaccio (alternatively spelled Monte Testaceo; also known as Monte dei cocci) is an artificial mound in Rome composed almost entirely of testae (Italian: cocci), fragments of broken ancient Roman pottery, nearly all discarded amphorae dating from the time of the Roman Empire, some of which were labelled with tituli picti. It is one of the largest spoil heaps found anywhere in the ancient world, covering an area of 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft) at its base and with a volume of approximately 580,000 cubic metres (760,000 cu yd), containing the remains of an estimated 53 million amphorae. It has a circumference of nearly a kilometre (0.6 mi) and stands 35 metres (115 ft) high, though it was probably considerably higher in ancient times.[1][2] It stands a short distance away from the east bank of the River Tiber, near the Horrea Galbae where the state-controlled reserve of olive oil was stored in the late 2nd century AD

    But we have been told for years about the cultural significance of shell middens on the beach. They pale into insignificance alongside this.

    Perhaps Pascoe can explain why all those shellfish were eaten on the spot, rather than carried away.

  109. Eyrie

    They are shooting lawyers in court in South Africa now? What a top idea.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    From Overburned link at 2:39

    A prominent South African barrister has been shot and killed in court after a gun presented as evidence in the trial went off.
    Senior state advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt died after the freak shooting …

    That really is an Adelaide name.

  111. notafan

    The most a Senior Staff Specialist in the NSW Health system (HS) is paid by the State is just over $300k p.a.

    I didn’t read that as a salary and wage return but as total remuneration via Medicare

    Perhaps Fred might be able to enlighten us

  112. Shy Ted

    PHD now seems to stand for Professor Hooker Diamond.
    So if you’re at a low spot in your life you can seek her social work skills, her psychology skills or just have a good, hard shag. Can’t find her pic anywhere but I’m guessing coloured hair, nose piercings and tatts and doesn’t like men. Universities, sigh.

  113. Shy Ted:
    I found her pic – just look for Hooker Diamond on Google Picture Search with the safe mode turned off.
    And no, I’m not putting a link up.
    Of course, it ain’t SFW.

  114. Tailgunner

    A pricey Asian hooker just walked by with the fakest ass ever.
    I’ve got to admit, on the surface it makes perfect sense.

  115. 8th Dan

    He’s paid by the NSW government.
    How much did het get paid last year? Just a cool $4 million. No wonder taxes are so high.

    Fred was clearly saying the NSW State government paid that doctor $4 M last year.

    Apart from breaching client confidentiality, Fred is intentionally misleading you.

  116. Tailgunner

    Winston – are you a devout Ladbrokes fan yet?

  117. struth

    A pricey Asian hooker just walked by with the fakest ass ever.

    Sco Mo just walked past with an Asian hooker?

  118. Tailgunner

    Fred was clearly saying the NSW State government paid that doctor $4 M last year

    Hehe.
    Is painted marine ply ok for a ramp?

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lots of fun in the Israel election wrangling.

    Gantz gives up on forming government, mandate goes to Knesset

    RTWT. It seems to come down to everyone calling everyone else ‘your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries’.

    The next interesting date is next week when the Israel AG has to decide whether to prosecute Netanyahu for crimes against fluffy bunnies or something. He has his own little lefty deep state gunning for him.

  120. bespoke

    If I kicked the bucket today my kids would get around $150000 each. This may go some way in keeping them off the dole and hopefully build on it. The autocratic state is actively working to disincentivizing self reliance and replacing it with the State. Leyonhjelm’s leftist tactic of “Look some rich guy has this” instead of laying out what $1 million home owner gets on the pension make him it’s useful idiot.

  121. feelthebern

    Trump hasn’t moved in the better.
    Still at $2.38.

  122. feelthebern

    Tim Wilson uses the committees uncover union rorts.
    David Leyonhjelm went to his office & ate a tim tam.

  123. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    US garlic growers have complained since the early 1990s that China was flooding the US with the pungent vegetable, selling it at below the cost of production. This is a trade practice known as “dumping”.

    The US government investigated, and back in 1994 agreed that some Chinese firms were indeed selling their garlic in the US “at less than fair value”.

    As a result, any Chinese company found guilty of the practice was hit by a whopping 377% duty. However, Chinese firms soon found ways around these case-by-case penalties, such as by simply setting up new shell businesses.

    Mr Christopher likened it to “playing whack-a-mole”, and cheap Chinese garlic continued to flood into the US. As a result of this, of the 12 US commercial garlic farms that existed in the 1990s, only three of the largest producers survived.

    Today the remaining US garlic farmers say that Trump’s tariffs on Chinese garlic are working because they apply across the board and straight away – there is now no way for the importers to get around them.

  124. stackja

    Mallee, Northern Country residents urged to evacuate amid code red bushfire warning in Victoria
    Power outages, train chaos, dust storms, fires and damaging winds – Melbourne and Victoria are in the grip of a wild weather event not seen in years. Get the latest warnings and updates.
    Brianna Travers, Josh Fagan and Alanah Frost, Herald Sun
    November 21, 2019 4:21pm

    Mildura has been hit by a major dust storm, power is out in areas across Melbourne and fires are burning in the state’s north.

    It has been a dramatic day of wild weather across Victoria and the worst isn’t over yet, despite the cool change sweeping through Melbourne.

    The temperature in the city plummeted 10C in under an hour after a record equaling 40.9C at 2.07pm – the equal hottest November day since 1894.

    An emergency warning has been issued for an out-of-control grassfire at Strathallan, in the Goulburn Valley region.

  125. equal hottest November day since 1894.

    40.9 Bollocks.
    I’m 7km NE from cbd. Usually hooter than the CBD.
    Max temp 36C

  126. Snoopy

    The temperature in the city plummeted 10C in under an hour after a record equaling 40.9C at 2.07pm – the equal hottest November day since 1894.

    Only equal to the adjusted hottest November day for 125 years?

    Even by Melbourne standards that is pissweak.

  127. bespoke

    feelthebern
    #3217612, posted on November 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    Tim Wilson uses the committees uncover union rorts.
    David Leyonhjelm went to his office & ate a tim tam.

    Yep grifter

  128. 40.9C at 2.07pm

    BS just BS.
    I was pruning garden at 2pm, a bit windy, but no fscken way was anywhere near 40.9C

  129. JC

    The temperature in the city plummeted 10C in under an hour after a record equaling 40.9C at 2.07pm – the equal hottest November day since 1894.

    I’ve been in a real massive temp change in the 90s when the temp went from around 85F to 32F in a matter of hours in NYC. That’s really weird. However the biggest change ever recorded was in the US Mid West.

    How’s this for gerbil warming. Steve from Brisbane (Stepford) wo0uld have self detonated.

    Spearfish holds the world record for the fastest recorded temperature change. On January 22, 1943, at about 7:30 a.m. MST, the temperature in Spearfish was −4°F (−20°C). The Chinook wind picked up speed rapidly, and two minutes later (7:32 a.m.) the temperature was +45 °F (+7 °C) above zero. The 49 °F or 27 °C rise in two minutes set a world record that still holds. By 9:00 a.m., the temperature had risen to 54 °F (12 °C). Suddenly, the chinook died down and the temperature tumbled back to −4 °F or −20 °C. The 58 °F or 32.2 °C drop took only 27 minutes.[17][18] The sudden change in temperatures caused glass windows to crack and windshields to instantly frost over.[19]

    Extreme winter maxima in the district are remarkably warm for its latitude and on January 19, 1921 Spearfish reached a remarkable 79 °F or 26.1 °C, the hottest January temperature in South Dakota on record [20].

  130. I guess they turned om the hairdryer next to the fscken thermometer.
    FMD

  131. feelthebern

    I love it how Tulsi stands turns up to these debates in a white power suit.
    Even though MSNBC gave her the least air time she stands out in the crowd.
    PS, Uncle Joe had a shocker…again.

  132. feelthebern

    Joe Biden highlights from the Dem debate.

  133. Barry

    So it was hotter 125 years ago.

    What’s your point?

    No warming then.

  134. jo

    Wondering if Sondland in fact was playing Schifforbrains and the Dimmorats. He didn’t look evasive in his answers or worried about the questions. Was the summing up by Schiff to be the crowning glory only to have the rug pulled.

  135. Roger

    Re the worldwide wind “stilling” discussed earlier today, some Swedish climate scientists studying the decades old phenomenon have collated all the historical records they could find going back to t he 19th C. and are presently “homogenising” them.

    Just curious…is there any other field of science where excluding data you don’t like/believe couldn’t possible be correct is a routine practice?

  136. struth

    I used to live in Mildua for a while.
    I’m sure it’s been hotter than that when I lived there.

    Think about this.
    It’s called the Sunraysia area because it has more sunshine than the Sunshine coast.

    It’s also a virtual desert where it is not irrigated and dust storms, especially generating from the Lake Cullulleraine district are regular and quite common.
    So are dust storms all along the Hay Plains.
    Bad ones.

    Sorry but when are these snowflakes going to stop pissing their pants?

  137. So it was hotter 125 years ago.

    Nope. The adjusted temp of today was higher than the adjusted temp of 125 years ago.

  138. Just curious…is there any other field of science where excluding data you don’t like/believe couldn’t possible be correct is a routine practice?

    It is not strictly a science, but psychologists do it all the time.

  139. Geriatric Mayfly

    The northerly gale has abated, the power has been restored and the local trees are in trauma having lost many limbs, or even whole relations. However, more importantly, how many QANTAS planes were set back in their schedules today because of headwinds and global warming gone totally feral?

  140. Roger

    possibly*

    It is not strictly a science, but psychologists do it all the time.

    Interesting.

  141. Old School Conservative

    The Australian has conveniently dropped this morning’s “Bombshell testimony – US Ambassador said he was following Trump’s orders”.
    Must have something to do with Sondland’s later testimony “Trump did not tell me what to do and told me not to get a quid pro quo.”

  142. thefrollickingmole

    Australias favorite visiting frightbat has struck again, this time in Canada, where they will probably give her a medal.
    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/feminism-as-gender-terrorism-the-mortal-vendetta-against-the-male-sex/
    As she put it in a fawning CBC interview, anticipating her recent appearance on Australian public television (now scrubbed by ABC but still accessible on Sydney Watson’s channel):

    “Knowing that this is very disturbing, I ask people to imagine… a scenario in which we kill a certain number of men every week. How many men must we kill until patriarchy sits across the table from us and says, OK, stop. What must we do, so that you can stop this culling?” She continues: “I want patriarchy to fear feminism. I want patriarchy to fear women… My question here is, how long must we wait so that men stop Paping us? What will it take so that men stop murdering us?” Eltahawy claims to have beaten up a groper in a Montreal club, leaving him with a look of terror in his eyes. “I want that terror,” she writes, “to be the way that patriarchy reacts to feminism.”*

    Such a nice lady, the sort you’d want to spend 3 months snowed in with in a small shack with just the 2 of you for company…

  143. Gaia must be vewy vewy angry.

    The Klimate gods are not appeased by our token windmills and solar panels.
    Expect earthquakes and tidal waves because of our evil V8 lifestyle.

  144. Chris

    It’s called the Sunraysia area because it has more sunshine than the Sunshine coast.

    It’s called Sunraysia because in about 1913 an entrepreneur named CJ de Garis held a nationwide contest for a brand name for Mildura dried fruits.
    He went on to do a successful development at nearby Pyap, and then at Kendenup in WA, where I come from. That one failed horribly.

  145. jupes

    The Australian has conveniently dropped this morning’s “Bombshell testimony – US Ambassador said he was following Trump’s orders”.
    Must have something to do with Sondland’s later testimony “Trump did not tell me what to do and told me not to get a quid pro quo.”

    To no surprise of anyone, Ita’s ABC is still running with the original fake news.

  146. areff

    Eltahawy claims to have beaten up a groper in a Montreal club

    Either a blind man or a very dark club

  147. thefrollickingmole

    Reminder: Mona Eltahawys “husband” sucks dick
    Also a reminder, their ABC considers this a good thing…

    Also apparently their ABC was happy to have an anti-Semite on their show.
    On September 25, 2012, Eltahawy was arrested for spraypainting over an American Freedom Defense Initiative advertisement in a New York City Subway station that read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Esrael. Defeat Joehad”

  148. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apparently there’s been a Dem candidates debate on, which is always fun. I like Mr Sanders’ efforts:

    Bernie Sanders: ‘Major Cities Going Under Water’ in ‘8 or 9 Years’ Due to Climate Change

    Major cities all over the world will be under water “within the next eight or nine years” due to climate change, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) predicted at Wednesday night’s Democrat presidential debate.

    Sen. Sanders said that this means that climate change legislation must be enacted immediately

    Whatever the medication they put him on after the stents went in it sure is powerful.

  149. thefrollickingmole

    areff

    They didnt mention if the guide dog bit her.

    “Ill take things that never happened for $20 Alex”…

  150. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/8jHn6fAaYT4

    Laura Ingraham dissects the situation of the impeachment proceedings in America with such clarity that it becomes obvious where the real subversion lies.

    Obviously the democrats are in the employ of Donald Trump to create the circumstances where he can set up a dynastic reign.

    This was probably inspired by his warm relationship with Kim Il Jong’s dad back in the day that no one is aware of at this time.

    There is no other reason for the democrats to do what they are doing, unless there is an alternative scenario where the Movement is now so entrenched and strong that it doesn’t matter about being stood up to scrutiny.

    On a personal note I would like to send a shout out to the End-of-Days fundamentalist Christians, the Doomsday Preppers and the hillbillies in the Ozarks, Catskills and the swamplands of Louisiana and Florida as well as other bolt holes.

    They may be on to something, not that it matters much.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    Eltahawy claims to have beaten up a groper in a Montreal club

    Can only assume she means the fish.

  152. Chris

    anybody remember a certain computer room?

    At least with an Abba Mens Shed, there would only be two occupants, both in white jumpsuits.
    No real need for bandsaws and press brakes – they can bash out a new opera with just one night in Bangkok..

  153. Snoopy

    She continues: “I want patriarchy to fear feminism. I want patriarchy to fear women… My question here is, how long must we wait so that men stop Paping us? What will it take so that men stop murdering us?”

    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

    Bernie Sanders: ‘Major Cities Going Under Water’ in ‘8 or 9 Years’ Due to Climate Change

  154. Overburdened

    Chris

    The site is enhanced by clear thinkers such as yourself.

  155. cohenite

    Eltahawy claims to have beaten up a groper in a Montreal club
    Either a blind man or a very dark club

    I’m thinking either some poor blind bastard in a wheel-chair or an already unconscious drunk and she’s sat on his hand.

  156. Nick

    Eltahawy claims to have beaten up a groper in a Montreal club
    Either a blind man or a very dark club

    Who has no sense of smell either

  157. Chris

    Chris

    The site is enhanced by clear thinkers such as yourself.

    Crumbs! Thats very encouraging Overburdened!

  158. Bruce of Newcastle

    Invisible woman!

    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s post Democratic presidential primary debate analysis, network host Lawrence O’Donnell said former Vice President Joe Biden made a “colossal gaffe,” when he referred to former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) as the “only” black woman elected to the Senate when his opponent Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was on stage with him.

    Maybe he’s got his mind on other places, like one just north of the Black Sea.

    MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Biden Made a ‘Colossal Gaffe’ — Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Seen

  159. Chris

    But I am sad that I can contribute nothing toward that frightbat Eltahawy thinking clearly. People who rate disability would consider her of… limited trainability.

  160. Tel

    Can only assume she means the fish.

    You can imagine the confusion if you were a waiter that night watching some crazy lady fist pounding her dinner plate.

    “Madame, the fish is already battered, you are alarming the other patrons.”

    Does Sal get a lot of that behaviour? Prolly more of a Melbourne thing than Queensland I guess.

  161. Shy Ted

    It is not strictly a science, but psychologists do it all the time.
    True but they cheat before they start by excluding people who are unlikely to benefit from the therapy/research project and thus always, always, always get better than real life results.

  162. thefrollickingmole

    Stimpy, get in here and defend the honor of your head shrinkers in general….

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Eltahawy claims to have beaten up a groper in a Montreal club

    They have not brewed enough beer in the history of mankind that would induce me to lay my hand on that.

  164. Old Lefty

    Meanwhile, the ABC is still spouting Alberscreechinomics. How hard is it to distinguish revenue from profit?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-21/how-amazon-australia-shifts-income-offshore-to-reduce-tax/11719232

    That said, a plumber once told me he had trouble from a brat in the ATO until he managed to convince said brat that he had to pay for his materials out of the amount he charged his customers (i.e. he would go and buy a new loo before installing it). That apparently came as a revelation.

  165. thefrollickingmole

    They have not brewed enough beer in the history of mankind that would induce me to lay my hand on that.

    But the lights be dim, the hour be late, and the blowhole be glistening and moist above the waves Jim me lad (aaarrrg bottle of rum, sodomy 7 the lash, 16 men on a frighbats chest, etc, etc)

  166. thefrollickingmole

    Any takers for a glistening and moist Eltahawy nethers?

  167. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Mr Christopher likened it to “playing whack-a-mole”, and cheap Chinese garlic continued to flood into the US. As a result of this, of the 12 US commercial garlic farms that existed in the 1990s, only three of the largest producers survived.

    a recurring pattern of stealing market share using the capitalist’s own money

  168. thefrollickingmole

    moist Eltahawy

    The cure for teenage masturbation.

  169. thefrollickingmole

    Maybe Im on the wrong track, I could make money threatening people with a moist Eltahawy

    “I understand you may be having some trouble gathering the money mate, but I dont know how much longer I can convince the moist Eltahawy not to pay a personal visit, and we wouldnt want that would we”?

  170. thefrollickingmole

    “How much for the liiitle moist Eltahawy” effendi?

  171. PeterM

    Mona seems to think that the patriarchy is something she can sit down opposite at a table. Almost hallucinating.

  172. 16 men on a frighbats chest

    Make that a liberty quotes.

    *And there would be room for 3 more.

  173. Roger

    The Australian has conveniently dropped this morning’s “Bombshell testimony – US Ambassador said he was following Trump’s orders”.
    Must have something to do with Sondland’s later testimony “Trump did not tell me what to do and told me not to get a quid pro quo.”

    Can’t wait for tonight’s ABC TV news lede.

    Followed by 7:30.

    Comedy hour.

  174. On second thoughts, we might have trouble finding 16 volunteers.

  175. Snoopy

    Sinc, please smite thefrollickingmole.

  176. thefrollickingmole

    Words you never want to hear in a dark nightclub..

    Coffee, tea or moist Eltahawy???

  177. Roger

    How hard is it to distinguish revenue from profit?

    For the ABC?

    For whom tax cuts are a handout?

  178. Overburdened

    Chris

    It’s only my opinion and I am an idiot.

    I like to give credit where it’s due but you can’t rely on my judgement.

  179. DrBeauGan

    16 men on a frighbats chest,
    Drink and Eltahawy had done for the rest,
    Yo ho ho and a hairy great bum.

  180. Snoopy

    TheirABC

    A Victorian corruption hearing investigating whether developer John Woodman bribed City of Casey councillors has heard recordings of phone calls where he discussed “paying off” Aboriginal groups for favourable land deals.

    That’s pretty much what an Indigenous Land Use Agreement is. His possible offense is giving the National Native Title Tribunal a swerve.

  181. RobK

    These little ditties are getting dark when you look into it.

  182. Geriatric Mayfly

    Must have something to do with Sondland’s later testimony “Trump did not tell me what to do and told me not to get a quid pro quo.” Can’t wait for tonight’s ABC TV news lede.\

    The ABC ignores facts and details which it finds unpalatable. Always has done. So Roger, you may be stuck no comedy, as they harp on but one aspect of Sondland’s testimony.

  183. Chris

    Chris
    It’s only my opinion and I am an idiot.
    I like to give credit where it’s due but you can’t rely on my judgement.

    Overburdened, when you are tempted to put yourself down, just refuse. You are clearly a person of distinction, a rare and perceptive spirit; choosing positive self-talk and walking the high road will get you to Scotland a-fore me, and in Scots whisky is happiness.*
    (*Wisdom for the ages, source approved by Overburdened!)

  184. Roger

    The ABC ignores facts and details which it finds unpalatable.

    I suppose that in a time when scientists can “homogenise” data we shouldn’t be surprised that mere journalists “homogenise” facts.

  185. DrBeauGan

    The ABC ignores facts and details which it finds unpalatable.

    Lefties do this. All the time.

    It is not a winning strategy.

  186. thefrollickingmole

    Fairly turgid article at the grinaid on “social mobility” and how rich old geezers have to be taxed till they die to reduce generational inequality.

    But buried in it is one of those wonderful “looking at the same thing but missing the obvious point” moments.
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/21/downward-mobility-a-reality-for-many-british-youngsters-today
    According to their latest paper, published on Wednesday, the graduation gap between rich and poor nearly trebled between 1981 and 2013, with the graduation rate for those from the poorest families in 2013 (18%) yet to exceed the rate for those from the richest families in 1981 (20%).
    They also found an increasing pay premium linked to studying at private schools. In 1991, privately educated 33-34-year-olds were earning 25% more than their state-educated counterparts. In 2004 the pay premium had increased to 41%.

    They conclude the problem is those high paying schools, which must be “leveled” so as to remove the “privilege” of going there.

    My conclusion would be that turning a pile of TAFEs into universities and pumping out devalued degrees has led to HR departments finding another way to weigh the “good” of 2 apparently equal degrees.

    The solutions are the usual leveling mentality ones. Amazingly and unexpectedly taking more money off people is a central plank.

    Among their suggestions are private schools working in genuine partnerships with state schools to earn tax relief, a national service for university students to tutor disadvantaged children, and improved pay for those who do valuable public service jobs.

    The authors also call for progressive taxation; closing the tax loopholes that allow the wealthy to entrench their privilege, and increasing inheritance tax.

    Angus Hanton, co-founder of the charity Intergenerational Foundation, said: “The solution is simple but politically unpalatable. We need to tax older, wealthier generations more and younger, working-age generations less. That means taxing assets over income, with housing and pensions key priorities.

    Back to the 70’s Britain

    One, two, three, four, one, two
    Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    Should five per cent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
    If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat
    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    Don’t ask me what I want it for
    (Ah ah, Mr. Wilson)
    If you don’t want to pay some more
    (Ah ah, Mr. Heath)
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    Now my advice for those who die (taxman!)
    Declare the pennies on your eyes (taxman!)
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    And you’re working for no one but me (taxman!)

  187. Chris

    The ABC ignores facts and details which it finds unpalatable.

    Lefties do this. All the time.
    It is not a winning strategy.

    I am sure you are right Beaugan, but how many of us will be up against the wall before their not-winning plays out?

  188. thefrollickingmole

    You have to chose which one you are stuck living with.

    A moist Eltahawy or the ABC

  189. classical_hero

    Someone made a video to the commentary of the 12th man to real cricket. Enjoy.
    https://youtu.be/TC0A9dOBQQY

  190. Chris

    There are around 34000 registered teachers in Queensland.
    7820 are male.

    The only possible reason for this appalling gender gap is di-scri-mi-nation. Justice demands 10,000 majority members be fired to restore equity, or only males allowed to be recruited in the next 10 years until the gap is closed.

    Of course, we can rely on this source – for numbers…

  191. thefrollickingmole

    I cant brain anymore today.

    The incredible cognitive dissonance involved in this article has broken me.

    In traditional language, there is no word for disability

    You have to read the whole thing, its beyond just a summary.

    At FPDN we say we are the thought leaders on inclusion. We know this because in traditional language there was and is no word for disability. This is a wonderful thing in our communities – we have always been “come as you are”. Evidence gathered from Lake Mungo has recently discovered a single footprint of what is believed to have been a male who was using a stick to assist with his running. This is compelling evidence that shows we have always known that disability is part of the human experience.

  192. 8th Dan

    Ben and Monique lived happily ever after … in Mum and Dad’s slum rental, right next door to Mum and Dad’s mansion. Until Ben’s drinking got out of hand again …

  193. Cassie of Sydney

    “DrBeauGan
    #3241494, posted on November 21, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    The ABC ignores facts and details which it finds unpalatable.

    Lefties do this. All the time.

    It is not a winning strategy.”

    I wish. All I see is lefties and leftism winning across the board.

  194. thefrollickingmole

    Everyone on the NDIS will be assigned their own moist Eltahawy as their carer till the sweet release of death intervenes.

  195. DrBeauGan

    I am sure you are right Beaugan, but how many of us will be up against the wall before their not-winning plays out?

    It depends on how long it takes folk to realise we are in a war. Once we get organised and start fighting, we’ll win quickly. These people are silly, spoilt children with no grasp of reality beyond office politics.

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    Is the little girly 8th Danielle still holding on for Batterham?

    Geez. Talk about butthurt.

    Go and pay him a visit, toots, and express your displeasure personally. At 3.00 a.m. Via his daughter’s window.

    Watch out for the morgue attendant later on, though – he’s known to get a bit frisky on night shifts.

  197. Arky

    Once we get organised and start fighting, we’ll win quickly.

    ..
    There are two things you should never underestimate.
    1. Your enemies. All those revolutionaries look ludicrous. When you look back on photos of the Bolsheviks or read their silly quarrels they too are like children.
    2. The ability of “winning” to recoil horribly on you and yours for decades after.

  198. Frank

    thefrollickingmole @ 6:13 pm

    You’re going to hell for that one, despicable imagery at dinnertime.

  199. DrBeauGan

    I wish. All I see is lefties and leftism winning across the board.

    That’s because the enemy has control of the mass media, Cassie. But the bright people have realised that, and are taking evasive action. For example, the Çat.

    Lefties are good at bullshit. But you can’t run anything physical on bullshit. Try doing it with a power and distribution system and you get blackouts. Prayers to St. Greta won’t help. They are making a mess of everything they touch.

  200. Arky

    They are making a mess of everything they touch.

    ..
    Their ability to avoid responsibility for the messes they make will exceed your ability to live through them.

  201. Arky

    Do these cock- knocking nancy boys look like the start of a successful revolution?

  202. DrBeauGan

    There are two things you should never underestimate.
    1. Your enemies. All those revolutionaries look ludicrous. When you look back on photos of the Bolsheviks or read their silly quarrels they too are like children.
    2. The ability of “winning” to recoil horribly on you and yours for decades after.

    You are right on both counts, and the damage the enemy is doing is immense. Whether our institutions can survive our victory is indeed a big issue.

    Basically, we need to ensure a return to rationality, which is fundamentally elitist. Feelz are doing well at present because everyone has them. But they don’t tell you how to run a complex system. And those who have the patience and the sense to deal with reality in all its tiresome complexity are not numerous.

  203. Roger

    When you look back on photos of the Bolsheviks or read their silly quarrels they too are like children.

    Albeit very vicious children.

    Gluing yourself to a road seems rather Menshevik by comparison.

  204. Bruce of Newcastle

    in traditional language there was and is no word for disability.

    Quite so. The disabled were left behind to die. You were either able-bodied or you were dead.

    Evidence gathered from Lake Mungo has recently discovered a single footprint of what is believed to have been a male who was using a stick to assist with his running.

    He had a very strong incentive to keep up, using his spear as an aid.

    Maybe I should read Dark Emu about the wheelchairs in use up until whiteys arrived.

  205. DrBeauGan

    Do these cock- knocking nancy boys look like the start of a successful revolution?

    We are the revolution now, Arky. And I hope you are at least as murderous as Lenin.

  206. Arky

    We are the revolution now, Arky.

    ..
    We are toast.
    Only a stubborn refusal to cave in to the inevitable should drive us.
    And the faint hope that we can delay it enough that some improbable event such as an asteroid strike might save us.

  207. Top Ender

    Lawyers, police and court officers rely increasingly on illustrated cards to talk to indigenous people in some of Australia’s most ­remote towns and communities.

    Child protection workers in the north of Western Australia were also due to begin using the simple cards from Wednesday.

    The commonwealth government funded the story cards project — called Blurred Borders — to help indigenous people in the north of WA and the Northern Territory who did not understand what would happen to them or their loved ones after an arrest.

    The cards helped defence lawyers explain concepts including bail to indigenous people whose first language was an Aboriginal language. The lawyers found that the cards, which incorporate plain language and drawings, were also useful to indigenous people who wanted to say something to their lawyer.

    The cards were useful at WA’s juvenile detention centre during video links to the children’s court — youth justice officers pinned the cards to the wall to show the accused child where the judge sat and where the lawyers stood. When the judge began talking, the officer pointed to the card featuring the word “judge” and a picture of a judge.

    Link

  208. MatrixTransform

    What will it take so that men stop murdering us?

    Shutting up would increase yr chances considerably.

    just sayin’

  209. Knuckle Dragger:

    Winston – are you a devout Ladbrokes fan yet?

    Never tried them.
    I prefer girls much better.

  210. MatrixTransform

    are you a devout Ladbrokes fan

    BrokeLads more like it

  211. MatrixTransform

    not exactly using NATA certified instruments here but I checked the recordings.
    Best I got across a bunch of buildings in Melb today was 39.1°C

  212. Knuckle Dragger
    #3241511, posted on November 21, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Is the little girly 8th Danielle still holding on for Batterham?

    Geez. Talk about butthurt.

    Go and pay him a visit, toots, and express your displeasure personally. At 3.00 a.m. Via his daughter’s window.

    LOL

    Top kek.

  213. cohenite

    If Trump wins 2020 we’re in with a chance. One thing he’s done is to get the GOP behind him; today’s Pelosi/Schiff shit was astounding due to once again the brilliance of the questioning of the GOP members; Jordan again a standout. They make our conservative milquetoasts look like they are, weak and full of pus. But that’s how the GOP were until the rinos were pissed off mid-term. I say all this on the presumption – the word of the day – the senate will have equal backbone to the house.

  214. max

    Someone made a video to the commentary of the 12th man to real cricket. Enjoy.
    https://youtu.be/TC0A9dOBQQY

    “Ikeepmyteef Inajarbesidethebed”

    LOL. Never gets old.

  215. cohenite

    One reason the abc is so arrogant:

    http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/abca1983361/s6.html

    (4) Nothing in this section shall be taken to impose on the Corporation a duty that is enforceable by proceedings in a court.

  216. Leigh Lowe

    Ikeepmyteef Inajarbesidethebed”

    Aqib Mateef Inajar Besardabed

  217. Snoopy

    Stricter speed limits on drivers passing emergency vehicles are inadvertently increasing the risk of serious road crashes, according to the South Australian Government.

    In 2014, South Australia reduced the speed limit for drivers overtaking police, ambulance and fire vehicles attending roadside and emergency incidents to 25 kilometres per hour.

    Well fuck me. Who could’ve seen that coming?

  218. mh

    Tom Elliott
    ‏@tomselliott

    [email protected] to men: The only time you should hit a woman is “in self defense.”

    https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1197358730553282560

  219. Muddy

    thefrollickingmole
    #3241461, posted on November 21, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    … a moist Eltahawy

    Ha! Love it. Smirkin’ funny.

  220. classical_hero

    Old Lefty, I have an uncle that used to work for the ATO and he didn’t know the difference between a subsidy and a tax break. Guess what we were talking about?

  221. Black Ball

    Who is this Emmylou and what does she love? Being rotund and walking busy streets in her underwear seems to be the sum total.

  222. Black Ball

    Jeff Thomson on The Front Bar. Excellent.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Old Lefty, I have an uncle that used to work for the ATO and he didn’t know the difference between a subsidy and a tax break. Guess what we were talking about?

    I’m remembering a telephone call, from the A.T.O., after another “dry year on the farm.”

    “Two Alpha, your property ran at a loss last year.”

    “It’s another dry year – show me a property in the Eastern Wheatbelt that ran at a profit.”

    “Two Alpha, when does your business plan show your property returning to a profit.”

    “When the drought breaks – when it rains.”

    “Two Alpha, what does rain have to do with the matter?”

  224. Zyconoclast

    From memory: Go hard, go early, go hamsters or was it wombats?

    Weak’ Australian economy needs government spending, OECD says

    The Australian economy is “weak”, with households weighed down by slow wages growth and higher taxes, the OECD has declared in a report that backs lower interest rates, calls for more government spending and paves the way for unconventional monetary policies.

    In its six-monthly review of the global economy, the Paris-based think tank has sharply downgraded its expectations for Australia while raising serious concerns about the level of debt being carried by households.

  225. jupes

    Jeff Thomson on The Front Bar. Excellent.

    Did anyone ask him about Pattinson’s “homophobic slur”?

  226. Davey Boy

    Mona Eltahawy = lawn meat ahoy
    *halal version also available
    **be mindful of water restrictions when maintaining moistness

  227. Knuckle Dragger

    Bah.

    Was on the dog and bone and missed Thommo on TFB. One of my favourite Australians.

    Could have written ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck’, except with ‘Subtle’ taken out entirely, and ‘Art’ replaced with ‘Sledgehammer Method’.

  228. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston,

    Never mentioned Ladbrokes, sorry.

    Wazzanmeyerhonner.

  229. mh

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3241552, posted on November 21, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Zulu, were the ATO contacting you regarding debt?

    How was the ATO treating the debt owed?

  230. DrBeauGan

    Two Alpha, what does rain have to do with the matter?”

    This is typical of ignorant bureaucrats trying to run things they don’t understand. Some are trying to be farmers at a nice safe distance, others are trying to run power generation and distribution systems without knowing anything about electricity.

    We can expect a slow but progressive degeneration in every system they try to control. They won’t stop trying, it’s their idea of life. The only defence is to split into fragments and keep some of the fragments functional by telling them lies about things like the quotas of incompetents we are maintaining. Basically, deny the managerial class information.

  231. jupes

    (4) Nothing in this section shall be taken to impose on the Corporation a duty that is enforceable by proceedings in a court.

    I wonder if there was any time in the last few decades when the LNP had a majority in the house and the senate? Of all the stupid laws they have passed in that time, maybe they could have got rid of that law and by doing so acted in the national interest.

  232. Steve trickler

    I reckon a few CATS might already know about this ( :



  233. vlad

    Disney did an earlier version of the hot-air balloon escape from East Germany – starring John Hurt!

  234. zyconoclast

    If she had managed to shot someone, how would they have turned this into a white supremacist terrorism event?

    Fired Attorney Returns to Workplace With Weapon, Police Say

    Check out the picture.

  235. jupes

    Lawyers, police and court officers rely increasingly on illustrated cards to talk to indigenous people in some of Australia’s most ­remote towns and communities.

    By jove we’ve come a long way since 1816.

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