Open Forum: November 30, 2019

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  1. Dave in Marybrook

    Third! Podium!

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fourth? Podium?

  3. Zyconoclast

    No compensation for faulty Growler aircraft that burst into flames

    The Department of Defence is reviewing all major foreign military contracts after the United States declared it will not pay any compensation for a new $125 million warplane destroyed by fire due to a faulty engine.

    The expensive setback was revealed during a parliamentary hearing where officials also disclosed that the cost of Australia’s Future Submarine program could top an estimated $225 billion by 2080.

    In January 2018, an American-made Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Growler skidded across a runway and burst into flames following a dramatic engine malfunction during an attempted take-off at a US military base in Nevada.

    The ABC last year revealed a RAAF investigation had confirmed a high-pressure compressor in the Growler’s engine had broken into three major pieces, with one segment piercing through the bottom of the jet and taking a chunk out of the runway.

    The badly-damaged aircraft was eventually written off after what senior defence figures privately described as the “most serious incident of its kind for the RAAF in more than 25 years”.

    Ever since the fiery mishap, Australia has tried to claim compensation from the United States Navy for the loss of the $125 million warplane, but Defence officials have now revealed they have been unsuccessful.

    Air Vice Marshal Greg Hoffman, the head of the Defence Department’s Aerospace Systems Division, told Senate Estimates that Australian taxpayers would now have to foot the bill.

    “The US Navy has formally written to us and advised that unfortunately, and it is very unfortunate that we can’t get compensated for this, but the position is there is no compensation,” he said.

    Under questioning from crossbench senator Rex Patrick, Air Vice Marshal Hoffman said the United States Navy would also receive no compensation from the contractor if it experienced a similar mishap.

    “In the aircraft industry there’s a lot of self-insurance that goes on and so the owner and operator holds the liability for the aeroplane,” he said.

    Deputy Defence secretary Tony Fraser said the department was examining whether there were warranty protections on other large purchases.

    “It has been a difficult lesson and as we’ve pursued legal advice on all of the foreign military sales and cooperative programs we’ll continue to strengthen that,” he said.

    “We have just taken on an assistant legal adviser, lawyer, to assist me in looking at our contracts and protections for the Commonwealth.”

    Defence Minister Linda Reynolds told the committee the Growler contract was finalised and signed with the United States Navy before the Coalition came to power.

    “Proposals were put up to government and it was a decision of government, and in this case the Labor government of the day, to accept this,” she said.

    The RAAF has 11 jets remaining in its EA-18G Growler fleet but is yet to decide whether it will replace the damaged aircraft.

    Submarine fleet could eventually cost $225 billion

    Defence officials also told the Senate committee that the total cost of Australia’s next fleet of submarines could reach $225 billion by the year 2080.

    Rear Admiral Gregory Sammut, the head of the Future Submarine program, told the hearing the current estimate of building the 12 French- designed fleet will be around $80 billion in “turned-out dollars”, a measure which takes into account factors such as changing currency values.

    He also revealed that current departmental estimates for the sustainment of the future submarine fleet would be an additional $145 billion over the next six decades.

    “That is our rough estimate as we enter the program noting that we’ll have to develop more accurate through-life support costs as the boat is designed and delivered,” Rear Admiral Sammut said.

  4. Dave in Marybrook

    Just finished re-watching The Kid From Kogarah, Red Kerry O’Brien’s matey tete-a-tetey with Clive James.
    It was better than I remembered- I recall being jacked at the time that Kerry had just stepped away from 7:30 Report, and leveraged his ABC rolodex to snag an interview with the failing expat, setting up his own private production co with which to issue the invoice to Aunty.
    Kerry can’t recite poetry for jam. Rushed through, reading James back to James, flashing fingers with his free hand, chin down on his neck and voice the worse for bad posture- Kerry is of course accustomed to chin-up autocue. Clive had taken up singing lessons in his older age, to further strengthen his failing vocals.
    So why would James grant access to O’Brien? Surely after having his knuckles rapped and wings clipped by the Beeb over his outright CAGW demolition, he would have known of the lock-step groupthink that prevailed at the ABC. I can only imagine that O’Brien genuinely didn’t know, and that Clive- bless his forgiving heart- counted all the social democrat Left as essentially good people.

  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He modelled himself on Joshua

    Well, a lot of them did that. Either Joshua, or Jeremiah, in the materials I am dealing with.

  6. Snoopy

    Still in Cuzco, going to Sacred Valley today. All my travelling companions sick as dogs because altitude. All I have had is a slight headache and weird deja vu feeling.

    Tea shop. Rubbing temples, looking ill. “Té especial, por favor?”

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gee. New Fred, and I didn’t even notice!

    Put this up re something on the Old Fred and got a ‘comments are closed’ box.
    A little shudder passed through me at that, on the Cat, so I went t the sidebar to see what was wot.

    It’s a fairly rare event these days, a shiny new Fred. Friday changeover special.
    And so to bed.

  8. Juan

    Juan, Instagram link broken. Can someone give me the gist?

    Apologies, the link was to a post on Marty Sampson‘s Instagram account. As you may know, Marty’s said some ‘challenging’ things to Christians lately which invite some strong reactions. Marty often posts things and then deletes them some hours later; this time he’s deleted his entire Instagram account. I expect he’ll be back on Insta in a few days once the latest whirlwind has blown over.

    In the mean time, the offending post which I linked and asked if anyone would like to reply was Tovia Singer’s argument against Jesus’s messianic claim centred specifically on the prophecies of Ezekiel.

    I don’t have the exact text but the gist can be found here, especially the reference to Ezekiel 37-48.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In the mood 🙂

    Rather a smashing piece of gear.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Only 16 pages, the last OT.

    I think I might leave my saga of Charlemagne and the rewritten OT there.

    No-one took the bait. Well, one did but for a different reason than intended.

    I was bored. Sue me.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hazmatic, radio check, over.

  12. Juan

    Juan, Instagram link broken. Can someone give me the gist?

    Apologies, the link was to a post on Marty Sampson‘s Instagram account. As you may know, Marty’s said some ‘challenging’ things to some people lately which invite some strong reactions. He often posts things and then deletes them some hours later; this time he’s deleted his entire Instagram account. I expect he’ll be back on Insta in a few days once the latest whirlwind has blown over.

    In the mean time, the offending post which I linked and asked if anyone would like to reply was Tovia Singer’s argument against Jesus’s messianic claim centred specifically on the prophecies of Ezekiel.

    I don’t have the exact text but the gist can be found here, especially the reference to Ezekiel 37-48.

  13. Leigh Lowe

    I reckon it’s a late starter. Go back an look at 1956: strong GOP president, field of wanna-bes jostling to take him on. The Dems were so frantic to field someone, anyone, warm-blooded and sentient they tried to conscript various captains of industry. Frank Pace of General Dynamics almost ran but thought better of it.

    and the obvious late starter is Hillary.

    Yeah, nah.
    A late starter (it is still a year away) is a possibility.
    But not one who has run three laps already with a lotta saddlebag lead to carry.

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “In the Mood” – very nice dancing, JC. Hairy and I can do the first basic steps of this swing style, although I doubt if we could achieve the throw overs required later. We did go to classes a few years back and learned the side-by-side steps as well as the basic style. We even got reasonably proficient (good enough to get some applause three years ago on the Ovation of the Seas from all the watching fatties) but I doubt if we could recall the steps now beyond the basic.

    How wonderful though if one was young enough just for one night to really do it justice, to dance your heart out and be flipped high in the air by the one you love for just that nite or forever and laugh to do it again without catching breath.

  15. classical_hero

    I don’t understand the fuss about Tulsi. The only thing about her is that she’s attractive.

  16. Mitch M.

    Stem-cell therapies use immune system to repair broken hearts

    The study is important because it clearly shows that inflammation triggered by the immune system drives the repair-mechanism, says Thomas Thum, a cardiologist at the Hannover Medical School in Germany.

    Inflammation too often receives a bad rap. It is an essential component of pathogen defense, repair, and growth. The problem is when it becomes chronic, as my latest bloods suggested. Having a follow up in a couple of weeks because sometimes the markers are spiking because of an infection somewhere. The other possibility is an tumour. Interesting two weeks for me.

  17. JC

    The only thing about her is that she’s attractive.

    Until she smiles and then you all her top gums. Sure, I’m being picky.

  18. Mark A

    calli
    #3248121, posted on November 29, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Juan, Instagram link broken. Can someone give me the gist?

    Still in Cuzco, going to Sacred Valley today. All my travelling companions sick as dogs because altitude. All I have had is a slight headache and weird deja vu feeling. Needless to say they’re annoyed with me. Especially as I came to breakfast singing. 😁

    That will do it any time.😉

  19. Pfft. Not even waterboy. Alright then! I sue this thread for 368 billion dollars on the strength of this here hurt deelings report.
    I win.

  20. Cold-Hands

    Lord, I hope it would be Harris.

    #HeelsUpHarris. I want that so bad.

    It’s looking increasingly unlikely. Even her staffers are backgrounding anonymously against her.

  21. Cold-Hands

    Knife attacker in London shot & detained. Early reports of 5 casualties & one fatality. More fruits of diversity/Life in a big city?

  22. Cold-Hands

    Eyewitness video shows the attacker being disarmed by bystanders, then shot by police

  23. Mitch M.

    First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed

    Interesting approach. Rejuvenating the thymus gland which is very important to maintain immune function with age. The other aspect is the winding back of DNA methylation, a regulator of gene transcription that increases with age. These types of therapies will take a long time to mature but there are many studies pointing to potential therapies for delaying aging.

  24. RobK

    I’m hoping it all goes well for you Mitch. Good luck.

  25. Tom

    Woops. This one one should have gone first. Mark Knight.

  26. Mark A

    What do you think?
    How many lives do cats have?

    Did You Know?

    The idea of cats having multiple lives is found around the world, but the number of lives is inconsistent. While Americans say a cat has nine lives, Germans and Italians say a cat has seven lives, and in many regions of the Middle East, they are believed to have only six.

  27. Mark A

    Wrong fred LOL woke up early and no coffee yet Ellie?
    Or still up and sleepy?

  28. Ellie

    Still up, Mark Aaaa lol

    You are obviously across all threads. I did a Lizzie and posted on the wrong thread. But – I am not embarrassed

  29. Mark A

    Ellie
    #3248187, posted on November 30, 2019 at 5:41 am

    You are obviously across all threads.

    You only have to keep an eye on new posts.
    Just after dinner here and my wife is watching something incomprehensible on the teve and I’m relaxing talking/writing to friends on the net.

    How is thing in your world?

  30. Ellie

    All good, Mark. So you don’t reside in Australia?

  31. Ellie

    I live in the land down under, where there is no racism, homophobia, sexism etc etc etc.

    Don’t go to the main thread – you may see all of the above.

  32. Mark A

    I’m from the Kyneton district originally where the family farm is located, lived in Melbourne for years and we have our house there, but been working overseas for many years now.

  33. Ellie

    You’re from Victoria? I won’t hold that against you.

    I am overseas right now. Hence why I am up.

  34. Anthony

    Listening to the mayor of London is an amazing disconnect from reality. He talks about the heroism of Londoners who attack a terrorist murderer on London Bridge, then, on another page…

  35. Ellie

    I don’t do travelogues though.

  36. Atoms for Peace

    Is there something about London Bridge that attracts people with mental health issues? I’m surprised that the craven MSM hadn’t worked that angle yet.

  37. Mark A

    Atoms for Peace
    #3248206, posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Is there something about London Bridge that attracts people with mental health issues? I’m surprised that the craven MSM hadn’t worked that angle yet.

    Simple psychology AfP, exposure, being noticed that’s all it is.

    A terrorist could kill many people doing it in a clandestine fashion in dark alleys randomly, he could go on for many days undetected.

  38. feelthebern

    People seem to think rules apply when it comes to the Hillary & the Democrats.
    Hillary could turn up to the convention in Milwaukee, announce then & then get the nomination.
    Rules don’t apply.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    People seem to think rules apply when it comes to the Hillary & the Democrats.
    Hillary could turn up to the convention in Milwaukee, announce then & then get the nomination.

    Or someone else.
    Why Michelle Obama may jump into the race (29 Nov)

  40. feelthebern

    It’s not about Tulsi’s looks.
    It’s that she’s the only Democratic candidate that wants to stop the Washington War Machine.

  41. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A terrorist could kill many people doing it in a clandestine fashion in dark alleys randomly, he could go on for many days undetected.

    DC sniper attackes

  42. Shy Ted

    Eyewitness video shows the attacker being disarmed by bystanders, then shot by police
    Or better still, Eyewitness video shows the attacker being disarmed by police, then shot by bystanders.
    Well done, Londoners, see what happens when you don’t run and hide as you were instructed to.

  43. 1735099

    Nobody could take the piss like Clive James.
    He once described an incident when an audience member at one of Sinatra’s concert punched him in the face as “When the fan hit the shit”.
    And on George Bush –

    It’s even possible that President Bush has no thoughts at all, only emotions. When he searches for a word, he feels fear, and his face shows it. When he finds one, he feels triumph, and his face shows that. Almost always, the word he finds is the wrong one, but his look of relief arouses sympathy in the audience, as when a child, sent to fetch a spoon from the kitchen drawer, comes back with a fork. I was especially sympathetic when he announced that the “group of folks” , by which he meant the insurgents in Iraq, were fighting us ” vociferously”: “that’s why they’re fighting so vociferously”. He must have meant “viciously” or perhaps “ferociously”, but he could scarcely have meant “vociferously”. If all that the insurgents were doing was shouting loudly they would be less of a problem. But Bush’s premature senile aphasia wasn’t the real story of the debate.

  44. mh

    No doubt the London Bridge attacker had mental health issues.

    If the attack had been in Australia, terrorism would have already been ruled out.

    A bit slow those poms.

  45. mh

    Corbyn will be furious

    London Bridge attack: ‘I kicked terrorist in the head,’ says heroic bystander

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/29/london-bridge-attacker-kicked-head-tour-guide/

  46. feelthebern

    If the attack had been in Australia, terrorism would have already been ruled out.

    If it happened in Melbourne, the plod would have given him an escort to target rich environment.
    If it happened in Sydney, the plod would have had a 12 hour stand off before shooting an innocent member of the public.

  47. mh

    It’s not about Tulsi’s looks.
    It’s that she’s the only Democratic candidate that wants to stop the Washington War Machine.

    I disagree with Tulsi on some issues, but damned if I can remember what they are…

    https://twitter.com/_hublette/status/1198012735637708800

  48. Mark A

    mh
    #3248233, posted on November 30, 2019 at 7:55 am

    I disagree with Tulsi on some issues, but damned if I can remember what they are…

    https://twitter.com/_hublette/status/1198012735637708800

    Looks good but I think you got the wrong lady there.

  49. bespoke

    I’m getting tired of the pineappleonpizzaphobia and Woodstockcanism around hear and plan to sulk about it for the next six months or more.

  50. miltonf

    Liawartha is the very model of a marxist academic.

  51. feelthebern

    I had pineapple on a pizza last night.

  52. Farmer Gez

    mh
    #3248229, posted on November 30, 2019 at 7:46 am
    Corbyn will be furious

    London Bridge attack: ‘I kicked terrorist in the head,’ says heroic bystander

    It gives you hope that in London there are still men who will run to danger to protect others. The worm has turned on the terror tribe and the old Blitz spirit is back with the Poms. They’re fighting them on the bridges….

  53. lotocoti

    ‘I kicked terrorist in the head,’ says heroic bystander

    He’ll probably end up on some MetPol slamminphobia watch list.

  54. Tom

    I don’t have to resort to anti-social extremism like pineapple on my pizza because the best pizza in the best pizza shop in Victoria (10kms away) is the Seaside Special
    .

  55. cohenite

    I disagree with Tulsi on some issues, but damned if I can remember what they are…
    https://twitter.com/_hublette/status/1198012735637708800

    That’s not tulsa, who is just Bernie sanders in a honey trap body. The lady in the video is just smart; and has very perky tits.

  56. lotocoti

    Will the Very Reverend Andy reassess the value of those many community efforts?
    Probably not.

  57. Mark A

    Tom
    #3248247, posted on November 30, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I don’t have to resort to anti-social extremism like pineapple on my pizza because the best pizza in the best pizza shop in Victoria (10kms away) is the Seaside Special

    There used to be guy in Essendon Mt Alex rd, way out of my way but once a month we drove there to get the very best of the best.
    Didn’t have, or needed any flaming pineapple neither.

    He is prolly dead by now or bought an island.

  58. Mark M

    China Proves It: Obama Really Was A Sap

    Remember when President Barack Obama was running around telling everyone how he’d convinced China to get serious about cutting its carbon dioxide emissions?

    A new report shows that Obama was easily duped.

    https://issuesinsights.com/2019/11/29/china-proves-it-obama-really-was-a-sap/

  59. bespoke

    Well Tom, I’m going to form a coalition with feelthebern and demand that you not only accept owe eating habits but participate.

  60. Ellie

    Puttanesca pizza is yummy – tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers with little (or no) mozzarella. Thin base. Puffy, crisp edge. 😋

  61. Ellie

    If you want sweetness – definitely add pineapple!

  62. Mark A

    also remember when ordering pizza, providing you have the appetite and stomach for it.

    A large pizza is almost always a better deal than two mediums. … For example, a 16-inch large might seem twice as big as an 8 inch small but it’s actually four times as much pizza

  63. Tom

    Puttanesca pizza

    Too much information, Ellie. Sounds very groinal.

  64. cohenite

    3 dead in the latest RoP media stunt.

    Name one reason any member of the RoP should be tolerated in the West.

  65. Elle

    Groinal? Tom – I don’t get the thrust of your comment. I was describing my favourite pizza.

  66. Juan

    Another day, another K-pop story

    K-pop stars sentenced to prison for gang rape

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/k-pop-stars-sentenced-to-prison-for-rape

    If there’s one thing I never expected to see on the Catallaxy Files, it would have been commentary on K-pop!

    Well done, mh, you’ve blown my mind. 🤯

  67. chrisl

    I’m having a house built on The Great Ocean Rd and it is 3 months ahead of schedule. The builders turn up the, the tradies turn up and things are getting done. Amazing that a design we planned in 2D is now a reality in 3D .
    Planning to leave the congestion of the city for a more peaceful life…

  68. Des Deskperson

    ‘Just finished re-watching The Kid From Kogarah, Red Kerry O’Brien’s matey tete-a-tetey with Clive James.’

    The nadir of the interview – a demonstration of his pretentiousness as well as his relative intellectual and cultural poverty – was poor old Kezza quoting John Lennon to Clive.

    It makes one wonder what O’Brien ever had going for him?

  69. Mark A

    What does pasta puttanesca mean?
    Spaghetti alla puttanesca (pronounced [spaˈɡetti alla puttaˈneska]; “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” in Italian) is an Italian pasta dish invented in Naples in the mid-20th century. Its ingredients typically include tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic, in addition to pasta.

  70. cohenite

    Thanksgiving day, newsweek prints scathing article about Trump wasting the day twitting and golfing: he was in Afghanistan.

  71. Tom

    It makes one wonder what O’Brien ever had going for him?

    You kidding, Des? Red Kerry was one of St Gough’s original True Believers who brought socialist big government spending to Australia. Unemployable outside the ABC.

  72. Mark M

    Q&A Monday night, dec2, is brought to you by fossil fuels, ‘live’ from Suva.

    Bring your towel, floaties and helmet.

    Either the seas are rising or the sky is falling, or both.

    >> Pre-show fact check: Is the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu growing, and not sinking, as Craig Kelly says?

    The verdict
    Mr Kelly’s claim checks out.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-19/fact-check-is-the-island-nation-tuvalu-growing/10627318

  73. Elle

    There ya go. Mark A has given us a taste. Noice on pizza and pasta.

  74. Dave in Marybrook

    what O’Brien ever had going for him
    Research assistants. At the top of the overstaffed pyramid of ABC, that’s why Kerry was so clueless.

    Clive did a masterly “aside” to camera when Red Kerry skilfully decoded one of his poems and racily revealed that it was about temptation, lust and infidelity. Flattered O’Brien while estimating the audience.

  75. Gab

    Sinclair, please ban anyone on here who adds pineapple to their pizza. And ban them using the rough end of the pineapple.

  76. Nick

    The Left aren’t happy. A comment at the SMH:

    Oh aren’t the media going to have a feeding frenzy on this.

    People are murdered every day everywhere in the world as we can see from our own
    country but nothing sells newspapers as well as a good old terrorist attack. We will
    here about this all day and if they can stretch it tomorrow too.

  77. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘I kicked terrorist in the head,’ says heroic bystander

    The very serious offence of a hate crime with the lesser infraction of GBH thrown in.,

  78. Elle

    Gab, as you know, Sinclair is getting a tan poolside. I think I saw a pineapple. Alas, it was not on a pizza, but in his daiquiri. 🍹

  79. duncanm

    Thanks Tom,

    Zanetti hits Australian politics smack on the head.

  80. bespoke

    I go free on a technicality because I don’t add the pineapple myself.
    Take that Gab!.

  81. Boambee John

    Is there something about London Bridge t

    The couple of photos I saw clearly showed Tower Bridge, not London Bridge.

    Or perhaps j’ismists are really, really, ignorant? Surely not!

  82. cohenite

    The Left aren’t happy. A comment at the SMH:
    Oh aren’t the media going to have a feeding frenzy on this.
    People are murdered every day everywhere in the world as we can see from our own
    country but nothing sells newspapers as well as a good old terrorist attack. We will
    here about this all day and if they can stretch it tomorrow too.

    I just hope people like this are attacked by terrorists.

  83. Gab

    That ban, Sinclair, applies to anyone who even talks in positive terms about pineapple on pizza.

  84. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Sinclair, please ban anyone on here who adds pineapple to their pizza. And ban them using the rough end of the pineapple.

    pineapple on seafood pizza is one of my classics… ban me

  85. Zatara

    Billionaire Dem Pres Condidate Michael Bloomberg:

    I listen to people who say, “Well we don’t want to tax the poor.” Well, we want the poor to live longer so that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that’s why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don’t want to do. The question is do you want to pander to those people or do you want to get them to live longer. And there’s just no question if you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less.

    In summary
    A) People make choices
    3) It is the function of govt to keep them from making bad choices
    *) People with no money can’t make choices
    e) Therefor govt should take their money so they can’t make choices.

    And this guy is supposed to be the centrist, smart one.

  86. 8th Dan

    Zanetti has Albo Derangement Syndrome. Surprised you didn’t point that out Tom.

  87. Zatara

    Another Bloomberg quote just to clarify his first:

    “When we raise taxes on the poor, it’s good because then the poor will live longer because they can’t afford as many things that kill them.”

    This guy missed his calling. I can just see him as chairman of the politburo writing his Five-Year Plan.

  88. Boambee John

    I’m Danielle the 8th, I am,

  89. Shy Ted

    Very brief report from Geraldine Dog’ Satdy morning show –
    Water comes from desal plants.
    She’s “dreading the US 2020 election but will try to cover it as impartially as possible”.
    “The impeachment of Trump will probably be defeated because of flaws in the constitution despite the damning evidence of the Mueller report and now the bribery and corruption in the Ukraine”.
    The First Fleet and subsequent transportation of thousands of convicts who were overwhelmingly Christian was the reason there were so many massacres of natives.

    Ita?

  90. Geriatric Mayfly

    You made this up Shy Ted.

    Very brief report from Geraldine Dog’ Satdy morning show –
    Water comes from desal plants.
    She’s “dreading the US 2020 election but will try to cover it as impartially as possible”.
    “The impeachment of Trump will probably be defeated because of flaws in the constitution despite the damning evidence of the Mueller report and now the bribery and corruption in the Ukraine”.
    The First Fleet and subsequent transportation of thousands of convicts who were overwhelmingly Christian was the reason there were so many massacres of natives.

  91. Snoopy

    Pre-show fact check: Is the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu growing, and not sinking, as Craig Kelly says?

    The verdict
    Mr Kelly’s claim checks out.

    That was last year. Before the climate emergency.

  92. Tom

    Poor old Googleory, as irrelevant as a retired public service tax hoover as Albo ever was.

  93. mh

    Thanksgiving day, newsweek prints scathing article about Trump wasting the day twitting and golfing: he was in Afghanistan.

    That’s Bill Kristol’s failing rag.

  94. cohenite

    Zanetti has Albo Derangement Syndrome. Surprised you didn’t point that out Tom.

    Fuck off dickless.

  95. Up The Workers!

    To 8th Dan at 9.32am:

    Albo has Albo Derangement Syndrome…and so do the Section 457 Visa girls at the “True Thai Rub-and-Tuggery”.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    Bloomberg says the poor are stupid and make bad choices.
    Many of the poor in the US are black.
    Therefore Bloomberg thinks blacks are stupid.
    Bloomberg is racist.

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here y’are. Remember when Sat’dy nites used to be like this.

    If this doesn’t embed, then here is the link. It came from a further link on JC’s dance Lindy Hop vid above. Quite long, but fun all the way.

    I just love this sort of nostalgia in dance style. We watched an outdoor stage performance of dancers like this beside Lake Como in Italy, and as well as the swing dancing and jitterbugging being spectacular, the girls had some amazing 40’s hairstyles and clothes; so did the guys. On my link here, check out the second pair with her gold knickers and seamed stockings. Ohhh. Memories. 😀

  98. Up The Workers!

    To Shy Ted at 9.37am:

    I don’t know what’s got up Ita’s Butt, but it’s sure no rose!

  99. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Seamed stockings on third not second pair of dancers. Ohhh, and remember the black stocking tops with suspenders?

    I am off to the shops. On impulse!!

  100. Ellie

    Fuck off dickless.

    Is there a guy present without a dick? This is an inclusive blog (don’t tell CL).

  101. EvilElvis

    It’s not about Tulsi’s looks.
    It’s that she’s the only Democratic candidate that wants to stop the Washington War Machine.

    What the fuck you talkin about, Willis?

  102. calli

    I get it now, Juan. The rabbi is saying that Jesus didn’t fulfil Ezekiel 37 onwards so no dice, he’s not the Messiah.

    Fair enough.

    But the rabbi also knows that there are many prophecies in the Torah that have been partially completed. How about the destruction of the temple, for one? Solomon’s temple was destroyed, Nehemiah rebuilt it and Herod had another go, destroyed in 70AD. So Ezekiel’s prophecy, if it is true, must mean a different temple, one that hasn’t yet been built. He might be hoping that one day the Dome of the Rock will be replaced by a new temple.

    In a sense, the glory of God did enter the temple – it entered in anger with a whip and overturned the tables of the money changers.

    Then Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves. And He declared to them, “It is written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

    As for God literally “fearing” God, that’s just silly. Respect and submission characterised Jesus’ attitude to the Father, a model for believers.

    It’s unfortunate that Sampson has walked away from his faith. It happens all the time.

  103. calli

    In the Sacred Valley tonight. Hummingbirds are feasting on the hibiscus flowers outside the window.

    Tomorrow I must gird my loins for Macchu Pichu.

  104. I must gird my loins…

    IR emits a gasp. Loins!

  105. feelthebern

    The pineapples, united, will never be defeated.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    flaws in the constitution

    Ya get those. A very flawed document, the US Constitution. / sarc off

    Oh, and someone please tell Geraldine that water comes from dams.
    Plenty of them. Huge dams. Saving all of the bounteous water available in Australia.
    Just like the aborigines used to make. Let’s find their huge old dam sites and reuse them.

  107. Geriatric Mayfly

    Climate change alarmists are pushing for a change in vocabulary to scare people into taking global warming more seriously, starting with terms like “global meltdown” and “climate collapse.”

    Already pinned above the water cooler at the ABC.

  108. Zatara

    The question is do you want to pander to those people or do you want to get them to live longer.

    Apparently, the concept of leaving people the hell alone doesn’t conform to Dem policy.

  109. Snoopy

    JC’s decline is worrying. Apparently. From a guest post on banking regulation to posting a dance video from YouTube in less than five days.

  110. Juan:

    PS Full disclosure: I’m not speculating on who will win in November 2020. I believe this early on, without knowing the Democratic ticket (or even definitively knowing the Republican ticket), it’s a fools errand to predict the election result.

    Valid point
    There’s a few surprises to come out of these elections….

  111. Some History

    GOLD.

    Farmer’s hilarious response as he refuses to put out his cigarette at the request of a journalist

    A farmer has refused a journalist’s request to put out his cigarette with a hilarious response.
    Royce Bridges, cattle drover from central Queensland, was asked by a reporter if he could take a cigarette out of his mouth.
    ‘Mate I smoke. If they don’t like it, stuff them,’ he replied.
    Queensland cattle drover Royce Bridges (pictured above) told a journalist that if people don’t like him smoking ‘stuff them’
    Viewers found the drover hilarious and one said, ‘This bloke is my spirit animal’
    Another commented: ‘That is gold!’
    Bridges was in the process of leading a heard of over 1000 cattle through Blackwattle, a town in central Queensland.
    He had spent 11 months walking over 300,000 kilometers through the drought-stricken state in search of feed.
    Bridges, along with with three other drovers, was leading a cattle drive through towns in central Queensland, the likes of which had not been seen for 30 years.
    He said that people were friendly and welcoming to the heard of animals, ‘They all want to come and have a look, they’ve probably never seen it before.’
    Bridges has been leading a 1000-strong cattle drive across central Queensland (stock image)

    https://twnews.co.uk/uk-news/farmer-s-hilarious-response-as-he-refuses-to-put-out-his-cigarette-at-the-request-of-a-journalist

  112. Tom

    The pineapples, united, will never be defeated.

    Dead heat for post of the day, with Gab’s plea for a ban on pineappleheads.

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “global meltdown” and “climate collapse.”

    Makes you want to turn on the aircon, don’t it?

    Emotional meltdown and rationality collapse says it better.
    Climate emergency makes as much sense as calling the ambulance for a broken fingernail.
    Mind you, that can be serious when you’ve just had them done. 🙂

  114. Snoopy

    Bridges was in the process of leading a heard of over 1000 cattle through Blackwattle, a town in central Queensland.

    Obviously written by a graduate in journalism.

  115. cohenite

    GOLD.
    Farmer’s hilarious response as he refuses to put out his cigarette at the request of a journalist

    See, that’s what I’m talking about; the journalist should have been sat on his arse. Zero tolerance.

  116. bespoke

    JD is JC? ok and Gab works in the Victorian legal system.

  117. Some History

    Thus spake Greta™ Loonborg

    “To change everything, we need everyone. Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it.”

    https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1200374750368976897?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    These people are going to resist the climate!

  118. Nick

    Is there a guy present without a dick? This is an inclusive blog (don’t tell CL).

    You didn’t get to see the post CL made commenting about Stefanovic and his new, tight jeans, lol

  119. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dance your cares away, Cats. Lizzie’s happy dancing music.
    We haven’t had this for a while either. Just like pineapple on pizza.

  120. Snoopy

    bespoke
    #3248328, posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:18 am
    JD is JC? ok and Gab works in the Victorian legal system.

    Undeniably.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3248138, posted on November 30, 2019 at 12:29 am
    “In the Mood” – very nice dancing, JC.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3248305, posted on November 30, 2019 at 9:54 am
    Here y’are. Remember when Sat’dy nites used to be like this.

    If this doesn’t embed, then here is the link. It came from a further link on JC’s dance Lindy Hop vid above.

  121. feelthebern

    So the Durka Durka brigade were out in London, the Hague & Paris overnight.
    All lone wolves.
    All with mental issues.
    & maybe because Tony Abbott/DJTrump.

  122. stackja

    Snoopy
    #3248326, posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:15 am
    Bridges was in the process of leading a heard of over 1000 cattle through Blackwattle, a town in central Queensland.

    Obviously written by a graduate in journalism.

    Herd on the grapevine?

  123. Juan

    I get it now, Juan. The rabbi is saying that Jesus didn’t fulfil Ezekiel 37 onwards so no dice, he’s not the Messiah.

    Fair enough.

    Thanks for that. I felt the ‘debate’ was skewered in favour of Singer so I was wondering if anyone else could present the case for the other side in a more convincing way.

    It’s unfortunate that Sampson has walked away from his faith. It happens all the time.

    What I find weird is how Brian Houston and Hillsong are almost pretending this hasn’t happened.

  124. feelthebern

    I keep seeing ads for Mr Robot.
    Has anyone every watched it?
    Is it any good?

  125. Nick

    Bern, it’s all Boris’ fault and contrived by him to dog whistle. /s

  126. feelthebern

    I forgot.
    Boris + false flag = go to a Mosque today & pay your respects.

  127. feelthebern

    Did Mosque just autospell to a capital m?
    It did.
    What I have been typing into this thing?

  128. Eyrie

    Half way through Kurt Schlichter’s latest novel “Collapse”.
    Scary extrapolation of current trends. Besides, you get an education in speaking “woke”.
    Recommended.
    You’d probably like it ZK2A. Lots of special forces type military action.

  129. feelthebern

    The Adam Goodes doco is in the box.
    Should I watch that?

  130. Shy Ted

    Geriatric Mayfly #3248290, posted on November 30, 2019 at 9:41 am
    You made this up Shy Ted.

    I did not.

  131. Nick

    Bern, only if you boo.
    Besides, we all know the ending.

  132. Ellie

    You didn’t get to see the post CL made commenting about Stefanovic and his new, tight jeans, lol

    It’s always the ones who are fixated. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  133. max

    ‘Just finished re-watching The Kid From Kogarah, Red Kerry O’Brien’s matey tete-a-tetey with Clive James.’

    Phillip Adams replayed an old chat with Clive last week using ‘I thought’, I went’, ‘I wrote about’, ‘I imagine’, ‘I’m sure’, and repeatedly interrupting his subject’s train of thought.

    He must be a dream interviewee but the early affability in Clive’s voice shaded into audible dismay as things went on. ‘Sorry to interrupt’, he said at one point. LOL.

  134. Still on the last Open Fred, put up a screed where I repeat my feels that Ms O’Bama/Ms Clinton get drafted for the nomination, but the old fredde no longer takes submissions and so I lost the post.
    However, there are two reasons for the girls to not be in the running:
    1. They aren’t exposed to President Trumps twitter account,
    2. They don’t have to expend energy to run for the nomination.
    It’s worthwhile throwing $100 at the girls – just to keep them honest. My thinking is that Hillary takes the nomination, Michelle O’bama gets the VP slot. Hilary gets the big chair so she can stop the gaol sentences for treason, and Michelle can run after her creating the O’Bama Dynasty.
    I also have doubts about President Trump surviving the next year – there have been too many threats and attempts on his life so far. I hope to God he does, we need a man of his caliber badly.

  135. Some History

    Another heart-warming story from rugby union.

    Rugby NSW explains why ‘humiliated’ 11-year-old was banned

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/rugby-nsw-explains-why-humiliated-11yearold-was-banned/news-story/640e6eeb661a4aff72b880044943ce1d

    Now, if Leo was “trans” playing in the girls rugby comp, there would be no problem.

  136. John Constantine

    NAB for nearly a decade failed to correctly monitor thousands of customers transacting in sanctioned countries and did not “properly” screen almost 150,000 customer records to help guard against money laundering and terrorism financing

    Blockchain is coming for these bastards.

    What were the NAB people and culture department wymynsys doing, besides declaring the bank must review farm loans to weed out all borrowers not committed to Greta?.

    Banks becoming communist because they hope it will save the multi million dollar a year payrorts of the scum at the top. Hang ’em all.

  137. duncanm

    “To change everything, we need everyone. Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it.”

    if everyone’s on board, who are you resisting ?

  138. #3248323, posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    He had spent 11 months walking over 300,000 kilometers through the drought-stricken state in search of feed.

    Fast walkers.

  139. Geriatric Mayfly

    Geriatric Mayfly #3248290, posted on November 30, 2019 at 9:41 am
    You made this up Shy Ted.
    I did not.

    Of course you didn’t. Just that I find it hard to believe that an educated womyn could be so bloody stupid as to be in complete lockstep with ABC group think.

  140. Shy Ted

    More onan than Conan but I reckon it won’t be long before we see this technology taking out the likes of Al Baddoggy.

  141. Entropy

    Snoopy
    #3248326, posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:15 am
    Bridges was in the process of leading a heard of over 1000 cattle through Blackwattle, a town in central Queensland.

    Obviously written by a graduate in journalism

    Also, he’d driven cattle 300,000 kms in eleven months.

  142. He had spent 11 months walking over 300,000 kilometers through the drought-stricken state in search of feed.

    Thats nearly 900 km a day ?

  143. Nick

    Man who killed two people on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner with links to Islamist terror groups: reports.

    No doubt more dog whistling from Boris. /s

  144. Nick

    Man who killed two people on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner with links to Jismist terror groups: reports.

    No doubt more proof of dog whistling by a desperate Boris Johnston /s

    Corbyn should come out immediately rebuke Johnston for his obvious anti Semitism. Oh hang on.

  145. OldOzzie

    JD
    #3248124, posted on November 30, 2019 at 12:01 am

    In the mood 🙂

    Fabulous – brought back loads of memories

  146. dover_beach

    Thanks for that. I felt the ‘debate’ was skewered in favour of Singer so I was wondering if anyone else could present the case for the other side in a more convincing way.

    Singer assumes that Christ must only be a Jewish Messiah who had come only to redeem the Jews, but we know from his ministry that Christ believed redemption was not limited to them. Singer also has a problem with the Trinity, with what Christ is, so his criticisms are not limited to prophecy either.

  147. dover_beach

    Thanks for that. I felt the ‘debate’ was skewered in favour of Singer so I was wondering if anyone else could present the case for the other side in a more convincing way.

    Singer assumes that Christ must only be a J&wish Messiah who had come only to redeem the J&ws, but we know from his ministry that Christ believed redemption was not limited to them. Singer also has a problem with the Trinity, with what Christ is, so his criticisms are not limited to prophecy either.

  148. stackja

    Sydney Water repairing another burst water main. Drought and water restrictions?

  149. Shy Ted

    Thanks to the Cats who put me onto Brave. Soooooo much better than IE or Edge. Allows me to view Elon Musk’ technological marvels so much more easily.

  150. OldOzzie

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3248331, posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Dance your cares away, Cats. Lizzie’s happy dancing music.
    We haven’t had this for a while either. Just like pineapple on pizza.

    Lizzie

    Thanks for that – boy it is getting old day – memories as a kid – Quality Street sweets for Xmas, Cahills Restaurant Martin Place for afternoon tea and American Ice Cream Sundae and yours Lizzie

    Put another nickel in
    In the nickelodeon
    All I want is having you
    And music, music, music

  151. Bruce of Newcastle

    The rabbi is saying that Jesus didn’t fulfil Ezekiel 37 onwards so no dice, he’s not the Messiah.

    Juan – I’ve been busy so haven’t had a chance to address the question especially since there’s a lot there.

    Ok a few comments re Ez 37-48.

    1. Ez 37:1-13: Jesus calls himself the Son of Man, which effectively is the Son of Adam, since that is the word for man in Hebrew. He fulfills the phrase which refers to Adam’s seed in Gen 3 ‘he will crush the serpent’s head’.

    2. Ez 37:14: that is fulfilled at Pentecost

    3. Ez 37:15-38: Jesus is the son (descendant) of David and the foretold king in the line of David who will reign forever, in the new Israel. As you will see in the confessions he is seated at the right hand of God the Father.

    4. Ez 38: I don’t know about this section much.

    5. Ez 39:29 Again fulfilled at Pentecost

    6. Ez 40-44: Ezra/Nehemiah rebuilt the Temple, which Herod them renovated.

    7. Ez 45-48: Looks to refer to the land of Israel after the Return, ie as described in Ezra/Nehemiah. It may also allude to the new heavens and the new earth in Revelation.

    This is all off the top of my head. There are plenty of commentaries you can look at. But apart from Ez 38 all of it is in the sweep of Israelite history between when Ezekiel wrote in Mesopotamia and Pentecost.

    I don’t see anything contradicting Jesus the Son and his teaching.

    Ok that’s enough, I’m off to the shops!

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    The rabbi is saying that Jesus didn’t fulfil Ezekiel 37 onwards so no dice, he’s not the Messiah.

    Juan – I’ve been busy so haven’t had a chance to address the question especially since there’s a lot there.

    Ok a few comments re Ez 37-48.

    1. Ez 37:1-13: Jesus calls himself the Son of Man, which effectively is the Son of Adam, since that is the word for man in He brew. He fulfills the phrase which refers to Adam’s seed in Gen 3 ‘he will crush the serpent’s head’.

    2. Ez 37:14: that is fulfilled at Pentecost

    3. Ez 37:15-38: Jesus is the son (descendant) of David and the foretold king in the line of David who will reign forever, in the new Israel. As you will see in the confessions he is seated at the right hand of God the Father.

    4. Ez 38: I don’t know about this section much.

    5. Ez 39:29 Again fulfilled at Pentecost

    6. Ez 40-44: Ezra/Nehemiah rebuilt the Temple, which Herod them renovated.

    7. Ez 45-48: Looks to refer to the land of Israel after the Return, ie as described in Ezra/Nehemiah. It may also allude to the new heavens and the new earth in Revelation.

    This is all off the top of my head. There are plenty of commentaries you can look at. But apart from Ez 38 all of it is in the sweep of Israelite history between when Ezekiel wrote in Mesopotamia and Pentecost.

    I don’t see anything contradicting Jesus the Son and his teaching.

    Ok that’s enough, I’m off to the shops!

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘He had spent 11 months walking over 300,000 kilometers through the drought-stricken state in search of feed.’

    I cannot underestimate how freakin’ hilarious this is. That cocky saw this earnest young insect coming a mile away.

    Doesn’t put the durry out, which makes him a rebel in the cadet’s underexposed eyes. Said cadet is obviously well out of his comfort zone, as sustenance in the form of an organic coffee bar is 900 km away.

    Cocky sees this (obviously) and decides to see how far he can push the envelope. “Yair, 300,000 ks. All on foot, in 45 degrees. Bunyips everywhere.’ Furious scribblings ensue for later publication.

    Epilogue: Cocky laughs with his mates at the pub about fuckwit journos from the big smoke wearing skinny jeans in public.

    Journo dines out on tales of the Outback told to breathless man-bunned audience at the office’s conversation room, and of how he can’t get the dust off his pointy leather shoes.

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘understimate’

    *overemphasise*

    Clive James would be furious.

  155. Roger

    Obviously written by a graduate in journalism

    Journalist of Chinese ethnicity writes today that the “White Australia” policy was designed to keep Australia racially pure (as if it ever was).

    No mention of its origins in the fierce trade union opposition to low wage workers emigrating from the Asia-Pacific region.

    The article is on a gentleman from north Qld of Chinese ethnicity who rose to Major-General in the army reserve, the highest rank attainable.

    What a horribly racist country we are! No doubt calls for compensation will be next.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    The solution to English terrorism is obvious.

    London Bridge must be banned immediately.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    That drover was walking a 1000 clicks a day.

    Not bad, but I doubt his herd would have got to market with much weight on them.

  158. Tel

    Farmer’s hilarious response as he refuses to put out his cigarette at the request of a journalist

    I may be a city boy but I still think a drover is not a farmer and vice versa.

  159. Entropy

    Just watched the cottage of that terrorist takedown on the bridge. Just released from prison for a terrorism conviction.
    Pity Sydney plod did not do the same for Monas.

  160. struth

    Good Moaning

    He had spent 11 months walking over 300,000 kilometers through the drought-stricken state in search of feed.

    Bugger.

    You beat me to it.
    I was going to say, at that speed on horse back , his smoke would go out.

  161. Knuckle Dragger

    And further proof that deradicalisation programs are awesome:

    The stabby dead bloke on said bridge was a convicted terrorist recently released on parole.

  162. Entropy

    OldOzzie
    #3248395, posted on November 30, 2019 at 11:34 am
    Going to have to get some

    Charles Cimicky
    Trumps Shiraz 750mL
    $16.15
    Across Any 6

    to annoy my kids over Xmas

    Trump is an orange man, not red. Do they all look the same to you?

  163. cohenite

    The stabby dead bloke on said bridge was a convicted terrorist recently released on parole.

    So, the people responsible for letting the RoP out must be charged.

  164. OldOzzie

    Entropy
    #3248411, posted on November 30, 2019 at 11:47 am
    OldOzzie

    Trump is an orange man, not red. Do they all look the same to you?

    Yep,
    extremely badly colour blind – have to ask 3 year old grandson what the colours are on the cartoons/youtube kids videos we are watching

  165. struth

    If there was ever a more blatant example of media bias than the complete non reporting of thousands of tractors and trucks blockading European capitals and freeways, protesting against the global socialist elite and their climate change nonsense, I won’t see it on the MSM.

  166. Tel

    The stabby dead bloke on said bridge was a convicted terrorist recently released on parole.

    Explains why the police shot him this time around.

  167. Geriatric Mayfly

    The stabby dead bloke on said bridge

    Counting the bullet holes in the cadaver will be next. Bound to be too many, and evidence of police brutality.

  168. thefrollickingmole

    “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

    An end to the harmony that exists between pizza heresies for all time.

    Look upon my works ye mighty, and despair.

  169. Woolfe

    You’ve been reading my Twitter KD

    Les Deplorables
    @woolfe

    Breaking: Mayor #Khan says that #LondonBridge is offending some unnamed groups and so will be knocked down

  170. Entropy

    I was thinking how the housing market is changing, extremely high prices, multiple investors and masses of massive quickly erected apartepment towers in the cities. All owned by investors. Similarly, large shopping centre and retail strip ownership is increasingly centralised.
    Are we soon to end up with an asset owning class (no doubt with public housing partners) lording it over pleb renters? Will this mean the loss of economic freedom for the ordinary joe as we are increasingly europeanised?
    Will commercial landlords happily price small business out of shops, happy to amortise empty shops across those that remain, and rely on capital gain?

  171. Roger

    Are we soon to end up with an asset owning class (no doubt with public housing partners) lording it over pleb renters? Will this mean the loss of economic freedom for the ordinary joe as we are increasingly europeanised?

    The new serfdom.

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    Great minds etc, Woolfe.

    Don’t think they’re not thinking it.

  173. stackja

    Major Fire Updates
    Watch and Act – Interloop trail Fire (Port Stephens LGA) 2019-11-30 11:11
    Posted: 2019-11-30 11:11
    A bush fire is burning to the east of Medowie. The fire is currently 8 hectares in size and is being controlled.
    Current Situation
    The fire is burning in the Moffats Swamp Nature Reserve.
    The fire is moving in a south easterly direction towards the weapons range.
    Firefighters supported by aircraft are working to slow the spread of the fire.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #3248403, posted on November 30, 2019 at 11:42 am
    That drover was walking a 1000 clicks a day.
    Not bad, but I doubt his herd would have got to market with much weight on them.

    Or, as Spud would say :-
    Knot bad, but eye doubt his heard wood have got two market with much wait on them

  175. Boambee John

    Roger at 1140

    The article is on a gentleman from north Qld of Chinese ethnicity who rose to Major-General in the army reserve, the highest rank attainable.

    Darryl Low Choy.

    Also from north Qld:

    Private Caleb Shang, Number 2504A, 47th Battalion, AIF, DCM and Bar, MM, treated (to his embarrassment) to a civic welcome in Cairns on his return. The band played See the Conquering Hero Comes, the mayor made a speech praising him for doing “so much for us on the battlefield”.

  176. Some History

    I cannot underestimate how freakin’ hilarious this is. That cocky saw this earnest young insect coming a mile away.

    LOL. That’s an interesting yarn, KD, and definitely far more entertaining than the actuality. The story has grammatical/factual errors. The journalist in question is an actual “she” – the young Rachel Baxter. Rachel may/may not be responsible for the errors. My link above is to a UK media site that may have “tweaked” some of the information.

    Royce Bridges has been in search of feed for the cattle. Story from a few months back:
    https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/6285582/first-mob-of-cattle-in-south-burnett-since-1990s/

    A peculiarity of the story is PC Rachel’s asinine request that Royce not smoke while she was “interviewing”. Royce politely declined. Rachel, too, may have learned something useful from the encounter. She posted the video on twitter with the comment:

    When an annoying journo asks you to put down the ciggie… but you’ve been droving all year in the blistering heat and freezing cold. I guess this is a normal reaction. What a legend.

    https://twitter.com/RachelBaxter_/status/1199198162906300417

  177. calli

    incoherent rambler
    #3248316, posted on November 30, 2019 at 10:06 am
    I must gird my loins…

    IR emits a gasp. Loins!

    Lol.

    It involves daggy mom jeans and rockports. Stand down.

  178. stackja

    The ‘poor misunderstood’ London Bridge bloke thought it would be clever to wear a fake bomb vest.
    With no fake bomb vest, the bloke would probably now be in a prison cell. And likely let out again in a few years. Very smart!

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Breaking: Mayor #Khan says that #LondonBridge is offending some unnamed groups and so will be knocked down

    Ha, ha.
    Just saw something posted by Brendan O’Neill on FB about how a bloke grabbed a narwhal whale tusk from the wall of a pub to tackle the stabby bloke with.
    One SJW joins the thread pontificating that “we shouldn’t judge a whole group by the actions of one mentally ill person”.
    Someone then asks “which group is being judged?”, for nowhere in O’Neill’s post or any of the comments was their a mention of any race, group, religion, football club or social club.
    Gosh, that is awkward.
    It seems the SJW may have been the one jumping to conclusions.

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    Unfuckingbelieveable.

    Terrorism ‘expert’ on Sky says it would be awesome if convicted terrorists were compelled to ‘swear on the K0ran’ to make them stop stabbing random punters. Further says that would be the best thing to do.

    What do they do, hold raffles somewhere to see who gets to be an expert this week?

    Muppet.

  181. Nick

    I hope a Narwhal tusk is haram.

  182. Snoopy

    Terrorism ‘expert’ on Sky says it would be awesome if convicted terrorists were compelled to ‘swear on the K0ran’

    I don’t think that would bother any of the vast hordes the far right terrorists.

  183. Entropy

    I doubt the journo was complaining about the ciggy. More likely a corporate department directive to avoid showing smokers on camera.
    I hate corporate types.

  184. Geriatric Mayfly

    Probably won’t work, but a link from David Thompson’s of 3 male trannies in high dungeon before the city worthies in Olympia, Oregon. This would have to be the bench mark of all freak shows.

  185. Roger

    Terrorism ‘expert’ on Sky says it would be awesome if convicted terrorists were compelled to ‘swear on the K0ran’

    What a dhummi.

  186. thefrollickingmole

    Their ABC promoting single motherhood as a good thing.

    Q: “what do you use for birth control”

    A: “My personality”.

    She can even see advantages in being a solo mum, saying that she doesn’t have anyone “letting her down”.

    “[It’s a benefit] not having to rely on other people if they’re not pulling their weight, or not helping out. I hear from other mums that do have partners, they complain a lot about their husbands or partners,” she said.

    Bessie said while many people have described her decision to embark on parenting on her own as “brave”, she said she is just fulfilling her dreams.

    “It’s changed my life and I’m so grateful that we live in a society that is mostly accepting of people’s decisions to be able to do this,” she said.

    “The technology and the support is available out there for women like myself who haven’t met a person, but do really want to become a mother.”


    This is almost certainly a lie..

    Professor Fiona Kelly, who specialises in laws governing assisted reproduction at Latrobe University, has been looking at the research around kids raised by women who have chosen to go down the single-parent path.

    “There’s not a lot of them who are yet adults, but research shows quite conclusively that they have the same psychological educational outcomes as children raised by two parents,” she said.

  187. calli

    In Cat gastronomique news…today I witnessed roast guinea pigs on sticks. And live ones waiting for dispatch.

    Do you know there are over 3,000 types of spuds? And alpacas eat watermelon.

    Travel truly broadens the mind.

  188. struth

    The convo of no confidence was much the same.

    The media just ignored it, or lied about it but it happened , and they pointed guns at me so we couldn’t get up the circle.

  189. Geriatric Mayfly

    Do you know there are over 3,000 types of spuds?

    My last count was 5000, but that was from a manual on Aboriginal horticulture.

  190. Nick

    Calli, did they put pineapple on the Guinea Pigs? Just asking for a friend.

  191. thefrollickingmole

    OMG if this is correct then the stabby pig rooter was actually invited to the conference he killed people at.
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/london-bridge-terror-screams-of-machete-as-attacker-unleashed-murder-and-mayhem-dm9lxl95f
    Academics were finishing workshops on storytelling and creative writing when a guest at the conference on prisoner rehabilitation appeared clutching two large kitchen knives. During a few frenzied minutes yesterday the attacker stabbed those who crossed his path, before being tackled by witnesses and shot dead by police.

    This is the groups twitter feed, which has been locked.

    Learning TogetherProtected Tweets
    @JustisTogether
    ‘Education as the practice of freedom.’ Bringing students in Higher Education & Criminal Justice institutions together in transformative learning communities.

    Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the event began at Learning Together, a justice conference featuring ex-prisoners, academics and justice advocates. Organiser the Learning Together Network has locked its twitter account.

    Basu said in a statement:

    The circumstances, as we currently understand them, are that the attacker attended an event earlier on Friday afternoon at Fishmonger’s Hall called ‘Learning Together’. We believe that the attack began inside before he left the building and proceeded onto London Bridge, where he was detained and subsequently confronted and shot by armed officers.

    Extensive cordons are likely to remain in place for some time and I would ask the public to continue to avoid the area.

    The Times has reported that the attacker, who police have identified as Usman Khan, was invited to attend the conference and sat through a morning session.

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘“[It’s a benefit] not having to rely on other people if they’re not pulling their weight, or not helping out. I hear from other mums that do have partners, they complain a lot about their husbands or partners,” she said.’

    Baaahahahahahaaa.

    Skank.

  193. thefrollickingmole

    Also looks like it was the despised underclass which may have tackled him in the first place.

    One witness said he spoke to one of the men who helped wrestle the knifeman to the ground after they were taken to the Salvation Army headquarters to be interviewed by police.

    He told the PA news agency:

    The guy who was on top of him said he [the attacker] had been in prison for terrorism, apparently.

    Some of the guys who were on top of him were ex-prisoners and they had all been in the Fishmongers’ Hall.

    The guy told me he was in prison with the attacker.

  194. calli

    Great.

    I have the choice of TDS on CNN – “The President’s Lies” featuring people with crazy eyes and dribbling jaws,

    or

    Nudie rudie naked people trying to survive in the jungle. Titillation on steroids.

    or

    Climate Change We’re All Gonna Die

    Morpheus beckons.

  195. calli

    Hmmmm…guinea pig with pineapple glaze…

    It has merit. I’ll get back to you. 😃

  196. thefrollickingmole

    Geriatric Mayfly

    That clip is…special.

  197. 8th Dan

    Rachel may/may not be responsible for the errors. My link above is to a UK media site that may have “tweaked” some of the information.

    Rachel is not responsible for the errors, nor is the blockchain news aggregator, TWE.
    The Daily Mails journo, Isabelle Stackpool, is the author of the article and its errors.

  198. Nick

    Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the event began at Learning Together, a justice conference featuring ex-prisoners, academics and justice advocates. Organiser the Learning Together Network

    Oh the ironing.

  199. calli

    Entertainment has gone full circle. It is now untertainment.

  200. EvilElvis

    Just that I find it hard to believe that an educated womyn could be so bloody stupid as to be in complete lockstep with ABC group think.

    Is that not the ABCs core demographic?

  201. Nick

    The Times has reported that the attacker, who police have identified as Usman Khan, was invited to attend the conference and sat through a morning session.

    To be fair, who among us, after having sat through a session run by academics and do gooders. Wouldn’t have stabbed someone ?

  202. Shy Ted

    Second terrorist stabbing attack of the day in The Hague, Netherlands, multiple injuries. “Looking for a lightly tinted man,” they say.
    Oh, the creativity of the police media unit.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Statement from Sadiq Kahn’t:-

    We must – and we will – stay resolute in our determination to stand strong and united. Those who seek to attack us and divide us will never succeed.
    I will do my utmost to seek out and destroy our enemies wherever they may be … in their Panda cars, in the police stations and in the doughnut shops. Today, they may sent one of our brothers in gee-had to his reward in Paradise, but the fight goes on.

  204. Leigh Lowe

    The Times has reported that the attacker, who police have identified as Usman Khan, was invited to attend the conference and sat through a morning session.

    Usmans often sit through most of the first session.

  205. Some History

    “Looking for a lightly tinted man,” they say.

    Looking for a suntanned Caucasian.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    I can think of an excellent method of almost eradicating London terrorism that also has a historical construct.

    It involves Sadiq Khan, London Bridge and a fifteen-foot sharpened stake.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    Academics were finishing workshops on storytelling and creative writing when a guest at the conference on prisoner rehabilitation appeared clutching two large kitchen knives. During a few frenzied minutes yesterday the attacker stabbed those who crossed his path, before being tackled by witnesses and shot dead by police.
    This is the groups twitter feed, which has been locked.
    Learning TogetherProtected Tweets
    @JustisTogether
    ‘Education as the practice of freedom.’ Bringing students in Higher Education & Criminal Justice institutions together in transformative learning communities.

    Oh dear.
    It would be a crying shame if one of the bleeding hearts ended up with, well, a bleeding heart.

  208. old bloke

    Still in Cuzco, going to Sacred Valley today. All my travelling companions sick as dogs because altitude. All I have had is a slight headache and weird deja vu feeling.

    Calli, will you be visiting Cali?

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