Tuesday Forum: January 21, 2020

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  1. miltonf

    Buttplug? Yeah aka Mayor Pete but he also worked for McKinsey’s which is interesting- downsize, outsource, offshore. Yeah he’s def the working man’s friend.

  2. In addition to what I said above, watch this bloke do master machining stuff the same way as his great granddaddy did 100 years ago.
    Jesus would have been an engineer if he’d had access to a workshop.

  3. Mother Lode

    he is a coat strophic global warming sceptic

    “he is a catastrophic global warming sceptic”

    I have been getting some really strange auto-corrupts lately. A few days ago it automatically capitalised Remainer as a proper noun, but did not recognise ‘Brexiteer’ at all. Auto-corrupt is apparently not programmed with one of two words which are inseparable in usage.

    Like knowing North but not South.

  4. Siltstone

    struth
    #3299270, posted on January 22, 2020 at 6:57 pm
    I know Jacinta and she is a brave girl.
    Her mum is a lovely lady.
    She is mostly right but she is not totally right.
    There is also plenty of female on female violence, men on men violence, females bashing men I have seen many times.
    The women come off worse, generallybut they are no angels.
    much of the violence on women can be found to be other women.
    I’m sure KD, Top Ender, ZKA and the like would back me up on this.

    I remember the first big fight I saw in an NT Aboriginal town, many years ago. The thing that surprised me most was the female-on-female agression. No holds barred big sticks, rocks, bottles, kicks, hair pulling…most enlightening to me at the time. Accompanied by much screeching. Went on for only 3 to 4 hours, no knives. Skin group conflict, aided by pension day exuberation. Next morning all was calm as those with a job went about their work.

  5. Zyconoclast

    Canberra now has different laws for different religions:

    New helmet laws for Australia’s Sikhs and Mueslis
    By KYLIE STEVENS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

    Anarcho tyranny in action.

  6. Arky

    Bit of brass bent with panbrake.
    bit rough.
    Should have practiced on the one I bought instead of one in shop.
    Nah, whatever.
    Good enough.

  7. Geriatric Mayfly

    Canberra now has different laws for different religions:

    California’s road to ruin seems to be an inspiration, rather than a warning, for the wokelings running the ACT

  8. Zyconoclast

    What ever happened to Jon Constantine?

  9. Snoopy

    Anne Twomey in the AFR:

    The High Court held, in the chaplaincy cases brought by Ron Williams, that the Commonwealth had no authority to spend public money on grants to community groups without parliamentary authorisation.

    The High Court simply conjured up this ‘provision’. Correct?

  10. Roger

    What ever happened to Jon Constantine?

    Not the first time that inquiry has been made here in recent times.

    ’tis hoped he’s alright and not affected by the fires.

  11. Infidel Tiger

    What ever happened to Jon Constantine?

    Chinks got him.

    He knew too much,

  12. Geriatric Mayfly

    At The Oz in brief site a pic of Cormann, and behind him Gaia’s Swedish ambassadress. She looks like she is having an episode.

  13. kaysee

    This comment is aimed, in part, at the ruling classes and the powers that be.
     
    The climate-related catastrophe that we are facing, is that the deluded believers lack the faculties of reason and logic. If the impact of that did not affect the economy, I would be happy to let them fade into delusional oblivion.
     
    Since the rational process will not work, a leader, and especially one with marketing experience, could resort to the business cliché: think outside the box. Instead of sitting in the middle of the road, not sure what to do, trying to please everyone, a leader could use this cliché to solve the problem.
     

    Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before. Ironically, it’s a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that aren’t clichéd.
     
    We’re told to “think outside the box” all the time, but how exactly do we do that? How do we develop the ability to confront problems in ways other than the ways we normally confront problems? How do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things? ¹

    It can be done. It is based on a simple premise: If you are not prepared to walk the walk, don’t talk the talk. Zip it. Any leaders out there prepared to think outside the box? It is easy. Do it. Nicely and politely put out the offer to every Member of Parliament.
    Show us in your electorate, how to avert this climate crisis.
    Then, the rest of us — deniers, sceptics, non-believers — will also be converted.
     

    I outlined the solution in a post, a while ago. I won’t repeat it here. But, I will quote from a part of my comment on that other thread.
     

    Imagine Zali Steggall standing up in Parliament and saying:
     
    “Yes, I have discussed the options with my electorate. The people of Warringah believe there is a climate crisis. We would like to do our part and thus we will be getting 100% renewable energy. Yes, solar panels on all our roofs. And, of course, wind farms along our beaches. Turn off the horrible coal grid.
     
    “No, we are not worried that it will affect our creature comforts or that the prices of our properties will take a dive. We believe so deeply in the unfolding climate crisis that we are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices. We will lead by example and show the rest of the country the way.”

    Substitute Zali Steggall (Warringah) with Anthony Albanese (Grayndler). Or Adam Bandt (Melbourne). Or Dave Sharma (Wentworth).
    Anyone else in Federal Parliament want to show us how to live without evil fossil fuels? How about in State Parliaments? In the local councils?
     

    No one prepared to commit career suicide? C’mon. It is, after all, for the greater good of saving the planet. And Greta will be so pleased.
     

    Calling Once. Calling Twice ………..
    No buyers? Then Zip It. And let’s get back to dealing with the real problems facing the country.
     

    You won’t hear a peep out of anyone (politicians, at least) on the subject of climate change, after that.

  14. Roger

    The High Court held, in the chaplaincy cases brought by Ron Williams, that the Commonwealth had no authority to spend public money on grants to community groups without parliamentary authorisation.

    Does the same constraint apply to Arts grants then?

    [h/t vlad]

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looking at your link BoN and that pellet of PuO2
    glowing red hot because of radioactive decay, must be an inspiration for the clever energy hunters. As a matter of interest how long could that level of energy output be sustained?

    GM – 238Pu has a half life of 88 years. It is used in NASA’s deep space missions. The Voyager space probes launched in 1977 will still have enough RTG power to communicate with the base station until 2032. And they’re doing so from 0.002 light years away. Amazing.

    I did some work with 210Po a while back – theory not practice – but a review of Po chemistry I have a copy of includes a photo of a watchglass with a small pile of polonium chloride on it. It glows with a white light because 210Po only has a half life of 6 months. And 137Cs chloride is commonly used in medical radiation therapy machines, it glows blue.

    The trouble with Po238 is it has to be made specially, and that is expensive. But isotopes like 137Cs and 90Sr are automatically produced in conventional uranium reactors. They’re presently nearly useless, and are expensive to store, so finding a use for them as an isotopic electricity generator would be a win-win.

  16. eam

    Arky, you really must wear shoes when in the workshop.

    You are setting a bad example for Little Miss Arkette.

    Signed Mum

  17. feelthebern

    Bare foot Arky.
    Being a kiwi, you need your flip flops.

  18. egg_

    At The Oz in brief site a pic of Cormann, and behind him Gaia’s Swedish ambassadress. She looks like she is having an episode.

  19. feelthebern

    What you are doing?
    Building a chilly-bin?

  20. feelthebern

    What is it with the Thunberg photo bombing everyone she doesn’t like.

  21. Professor Fred Lenin

    Seems there was a big hail storm in Canberra many solar panels cracked by golf ball sized hail . Advice is to turn them off and diconnect from the grid as problems could occur ,houses burning down like krudds insulation scam . Wonder if home insurance will cover the damage ? Or will it be classed as an “Act of Gaia ” ,the climate god destroying her ,his ,its own spawn ?

  22. Mater

    Arky,
    Is Bilbo Baggins assisting with the re-built.
    The feet look familiar.

  23. Megan

    Good work, Arky. You didn’t burn your tootsies!

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Booze ban a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ that will hurt Broome, shire president says
    Kate Hedley
    By Kate Hedley
    January 22, 2020 — 1.37pm

    A secret application by WA Police to restrict takeaway alcohol sales to light beer only in the state’s Kimberley region has raised the ire of Broome’s shire president, who is angry and frustrated at the lack of consultation surrounding the proposal.

    Harold Tracey has sat at the head of the popular tourist town’s local council for three years and is concerned stringent liquor restrictions will see a downturn in the tourist dollar Broome relies so heavily on.

    “A blanket ban on takeaway alcohol sales hasn’t been thought out,” he said.

    “It’s a knee-jerk reaction to a coroner’s inquiry that has no practicality around it.”

    Mr Tracy said not only would a ban on the sale of full-strength booze from bottle shops lead to an increase in drink-driving, as drinkers went to pubs instead of imbibing at home, it would also mean an increase in “sly grogging”, which has plagued dry communities in the east Kimberley.

    “Sly grogging will become a massive problem,” he said.

    “People are already paying up to $100 for a carton of beer.

    “[The idea behind this proposal] didn’t work back in prohibition days and it’s not going to work now, no way.”

    As well as his concerns over the impact the Police Commisioner’s plan could have on tourism, Mr Tracy said he was frustrated to have been largely left out of the consultation process, and was disappointed other Kimberley shire presidents had not been heard on the issue.

    “We’re the ones at the coalface when the community gets upset,” he said.

    S.M.H.

  25. Arky

    The feet look familiar.

    ..
    You’re missing the point.
    that satisfying click at the end where the thing actually fits together.

  26. Nob

    Just checking to see if it’s a banned word.

  27. Tel

    Is Bilbo Baggins assisting with the re-built.
    The feet look familiar.

    That’s how all feet look … in New Zealand.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, I mean 238Pu has to be specially made:

    Pure plutonium-238 is prepared by neutron irradiation of neptunium-237,[13] one of the minor actinides that can be recovered from spent nuclear fuel during reprocessing, or by the neutron irradiation of americium in a reactor.[14] The targets are purified chemically, including dissolution in nitric acid to extract the plutonium-238. A 100 kg sample of light water reactor fuel that has been irradiated for three years contains only about 700 grams of neptunium-237, and the neptunium must be extracted selectively. Significant amounts of pure 238Pu could also be produced in a thorium fuel cycle.[15]

    Fun nuclear chemistry!

  29. Arky

    You didn’t burn your tootsies!

    ..
    See the directors cut.

  30. Roger

    As well as his concerns over the impact the Police Commisioner’s plan could have on tourism, Mr Tracy said he was frustrated to have been largely left out of the consultation process, and was disappointed other Kimberley shire presidents had not been heard on the issue.

    Upset that locals were not consulted by heavy handed state authorities?

    Take a number & get to the back of the line, mate.

  31. Roger

    [h/t vlad]

    Thanks Roger.

    🙂

  32. Zyconoclast

    Pacific coast near Sydney is magnificent.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    At The Oz in brief site a pic of Cormann, and behind him Gaia’s Swedish ambassadress. She looks like she is having an episode.

    Someone accidentally turned off her brain feed from the Gaia2020 supercomputer?

  34. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Ah, good ol’ Bolt’s blog – that haven of free sspeech and unfettered debate. On his “Tips for Wednesday” thread:

    REJECTED 2 hours ago

    What is the logical endpoint of the insanity being pushed by collectivist weather obsessives? They are demanding a zero emissions society here in Oz. For example, this would inevitably mean:

    No power
    No industry
    No jobs
    No gas/fuel
    No food (how would it be transported?)
    No travel

    That is what these morons want. You need to point out the insanity and destructiveness of what these crazies are advocating, Andrew. I’m not convinced any prominent figure has been doing this with any conviction and certainly not any of our beloved politicians or alleged journalists.

    Meanwhile some collectvist numbskull by the name of Dr Crockcity has had about twenty comments posted in just the last few hours.

    Absolutely fucking pathetic.

  35. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    stupid bloody keyboard is starting to stick on certain keys.

  36. Arky

    I don’t know how I got through all these years without a panbrake.
    It is now my favourite thing.

  37. Top Ender

    Yeah, Struth, you’re right.

    Unless the welfare “remote communities” get closed down, or somehow find some real jobs to do there, this situation will continue forever.

  38. Arky

    Guillotine.
    I need a guillotine.

  39. Mater

    I need a guillotine.

    And one ring to rule them all!

  40. P

    She has faces galore, from looking like Paddington Bear in that yellow raincoat to this one –

    a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future

  41. Tel

    People are already paying up to $100 for a carton of beer.

    Suddenly this starts looking a lot like a tax experiment.

  42. Nob

    What is the logical endpoint of the policies being pushed by Greens? They are demanding a zero emissions society here in Oz. For example, this would inevitably mean:

    No power
    No industry
    No jobs
    No gas/fuel
    No food (how would it be transported?)
    No travel

    There is no prominent figure on any side of politics effectively opposing this destructive mentality.

    Spurgeon – morons, crazies, insanity, collectivist, obsessives – preaching to the choir.
    Try my edited version. Your pints are good.

  43. Boambee John

    “These events took place a long time ago and we’ve been asked to try and recall what we did and what happened.”

    When did Simone Overburden start defending Cardinal Pell?

  44. Mark A

    Arky
    #3299336, posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    I don’t know how I got through all these years without a panbrake.
    It is now my favourite thing.

    I was going to mention it, but knew you realise it yourself, now everything looks like it needs bending.

    A guillotine is actually more useful and cheaper if you stick to a foot or foot an half size, try second hand first.

  45. Nob

    Arky
    #3299338, posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:02 pm
    Guillotine.
    I need a guillotine.

    Put your safety boots on first.

    We don’t need pictures of bloody toe stumps.

  46. Top Ender

    BRUCE PASCOE RELOCATES “HIS” ABORIGINAL TRIBE
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    January 22, 2020 7:36am
    Subscriber only

    Journalists dodge asking the race industry the obvious questions. For instance, Stolen Generations activists should be asked: name just 10 children stolen just for being Aboriginal. And journalists should ask “Aboriginal historian” Bruce Pascoe to simply name his mysterious “Aboriginal” ancestors.

    Instead, the Melbourne editor of The Age gives us this gentle probing of the Pascoe myth – well, actually a white-washing:

    Author and historian Bruce Pascoe says he believes attempts to discredit his award-winning book Dark Emu are at the heart of allegations he is not Aboriginal….

    Dark Emu draws on accounts from European explorers to argue that history has whitewashed the fact Indigenous Australians had sophisticated agricultural practices prior to European settlement…

    [Pascoe] is unsure why people would seek to discredit it, but says “certainly some people are uncomfortable about looking at Aboriginal people in a different light”…

    Dark Emu calls for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aborigines and pushes for a return to more sustainable Indigenous land management methods.

    First, this defence is post-modernist nonsense. The motives of Pascoe’s accusers are irrelevant to the truth or falsity of his absurd claim to be Aboriginal.

    Second, Dark Emu is being discredited for a simple and obvious reason: because it tells untruths. It misquotes sources, invents sources and wildly extrapolates evidence to produce fake history: a claim that Aborigines were not basically hunter-gatherers, but in fact sophisticated farmers in “houses” in “towns” of “1000 people”, with animal pens for presumably domesticated animals.

    Not one of the sources Pascoe purports to cite describes a single town of that size. I note that this Age article does not mention a single one of Pascoe’s many inventions and distortions. Other journalists actually defend his falsehoods as truth.

    Third, Pascoe’s claim to be Aboriginal is not irrelevant to arguments over the historical inaccuracies of Dark Emu. If Pascoe can’t even tell the truth about his own ancestors, why trust him to tell the tell about our past? His fantasising over our history and his own ancestry seem driven by the same urge to romanticise Aboriginality.

    So to Pascoe’s latest defence against claims by Aborigines that he’s not Aboriginal himself – complaints that have led to a police investigation:

    The complaint, first published in The Australian, was referred to the AFP after Indigenous businesswoman and lawyer Josephine Cashman wrote to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton accusing Professor Pascoe of “dishonesty offences”.

    She disputes Professor Pascoe’s Aboriginal heritage and says he has benefited financially from government grants, university appointments and literary prizes awarded to Aboriginal people.

    Professor Pascoe said he had not sought legal advice…

    “I know who I am and I know who my family is…”

    Professor Pascoe, 72, grew up unaware of any Indigenous heritage and [says he] did not identify as Aboriginal until he was 32…

    Professor Pascoe has said he found Indigenous ancestors from both sides of his family, tracing from Tasmania, the Yuin people from the south coast of NSW and the Boonwurrung (commonly written as Bunurong) people.

    However, the Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council says it does not accept Professor Pascoe “as possessing any Boonwurrung ancestry whatsoever”.

    “We have a sophisticated (and utilised in a recent Federal Court of Australia matter) ancestral database of all peoples/families who can rightfully claim to be of Boonwurrung (aka Bunurong) descent,” chairman Jason Briggs said in a statement…

    (Professor Pascoe responded by saying his connection to the Bunurong is through the Tasmanian family not through Central Victorian Bunurong.)

    Amazing.

    In fact, as Jason Briggs points out to me, Pascoe makes two basic mistakes about the Boonwurrung (or Bunurong) tribe with which he has most consistently claimed connection:

    Boonwurrung ancestral lands are mainly coastal/inland and nowhere near Central Victoria. There is no Tasmanian ‘Bunurong’ tribe; our traditional lands and waters are strictly on the Victorian mainland.

    So why doesn’t Pascoe simply identify his Aboriginal ancestors and end the matter right now?

    The fact is that every one of Pascoe’s ancestors – according to genealogical records – is of English descent. Pascoe did use to say that one of his great-grandmothers on his mother’s side was Aboriginal until admitting he was wrong. But now he seems back to arguing that he actually has Aboriginal ancestors not just on his mother’s side of the family, but his father’s, too. Over the years he has claimed links with no fewer than five Aborigjnal tribes, although his stories keep changing since the day a reviewer said his first novel would have been better had Pascoe not been white.

    To read about Pascoe’s extraordinary attempts to find – and claim- some Aboriginal ancestry, go here. It is an amazing and even comic story.

    The fact that so many ABC presenters and bosses still defend Pascoe and his claims is the most startling proof that truth is dead. So, I fear, is journalism.

    Comments open if you can climb the paywall.

  47. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Your pints are good.

    Thanks nob, I think I need several right now.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    kaysee
    #3299299, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Kaysee – The climate related catastrophe isn’t happening. The climate activists control the terrestrial temperature measurement apparatus and have been tweaking it to produce scary graphs. But other real world data doesn’t support their Chicken Little science.

    I like to point to the Snow Extent anomaly data, which is a measure of how much of the Northern Hemisphere is covered by snow compared to the average for each day of the year. (There’s not enough land in the SH for equivalent graphs.)

    If you add a regression line like this you see there’s been no change for over twenty years. Snow extent is too obscure for the climateers to play with, and it would be difficult to justify ‘adjustments’ since the extent is just read off a satellite pic.

    The area covered by snow on average has not changed at all. Ice melts at 0 C, fixed by chemistry. So it is logical to conclude that the area of Earth at o C has not changed in those 20 years. Yet during those twenty years the pCO2 level rose from 355 to 410 ppMV, over 10%. Global warming isn’t happening.

  49. Snoopy

    Doesn’t zero emissions mean no exhaling?

  50. Professor Fred Lenin

    Kaysee, how about turning the tower thing on parliament house into a power windmill and covering the roof with solar panels ? Lead by example it will work well if the wind blows ,not too hard of couurse , and the solar panels might be damaged by hail . Like the storm today ,get a bit of reality into the career pollies lives . Bust the bubble .

  51. Arky

    try second hand first.

    ..
    I’m looking.


  52. vlad

    Because as it presently stands, Bruce Pascoe is undeniably Aboriginal: he identifies as Indigenous; maintains that he has in his possession documents that confirm he is of Aboriginal descent; and he is acknowledged and vouched for by senior Yuin lore men. By that measure, Bruce Pascoe satisfies the criteria of the official three-part definition of Aboriginality.

    source:
    https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2020/01/12/opinion-bruce-pascoes-identity-no-business-commonwealth

    Sighs. He says he has documents – which no one, including the author of that quote, has seen.

  53. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Doesn’t zero emissions mean no exhaling?

    Let’s not get too technical, thanks noops.

  54. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    He says he has documents

    Mighty, mighty documents. Documents that would make mortal men cower in terror at their sheer stupendous mightiness.

  55. Bruce of Newcastle

    BRUCE PASCOE RELOCATES “HIS” ABORIGINAL TRIBE

    In Sussex?

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Dark Emu calls for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aborigines and pushes for a return to more sustainable Indigenous land management methods.’

    So, set the whole country on fire and use the remnants to try and feed 26+million people using methods that barely sustained 300,000 at the absolute best.

    Good one Bruce, you prize dork.

  57. rickw

    Just printed out the hull of an M4A4 Sherman 1/35 in funny green to go with the little guys green army men.

    Drew it up by importing drawings and photos into Inventors sketch mode and sketching over the top of it, looks sweet but needs a bit of a tidy up in places.

  58. GM:

    Looking at your link BoN and that pellet of PuO2
    glowing red hot because of radioactive decay, must be an inspiration for the clever energy hunters. As a matter of interest how long could that level of energy output be sustained?

    The plastics industry was created when one of the oil company execs – back in the days of distillation – turned to a chemist and said “This distillate residue is costing us a fortune to dump it. Find us a use for it.”
    The value of the energy locked in the radioactive waste is yuge. Bloody yuuuge.

  59. rickw

    Arky,

    Link to where you brought the panbrake please!

  60. feelthebern

    Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    First episode of the new series (series 10).
    A tour de force.
    Simply the best episode he’s ever put out.

  61. feelthebern

    40mins of howling with laughter.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mighty, mighty documents. Documents that would make mortal men cower in terror at their sheer stupendous mightiness.

    Pascoe has been awarded a prize – $15,000 – awarded to an indigenous author. Up to him to produce those documents, the sooner the better.

  63. feelthebern

    Why do VicPol uniforms look like Nazi stormtroopers?
    I’m talking the management class of VicPol.

  64. mh

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    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
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  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why do VicPol uniforms look like Nazi stormtroopers?
    I’m talking the management class of VicPol.

    Aspirations?

  66. Mark A

    Did you buy the 600m model?

    looks fantastic spec for he price.

  67. Farmer Gez

    #3299292, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:22 pm
    What ever happened to Jon Constantine?

    Last seen going for a swim at Cheviot Beach, Comrades.

  68. kaysee

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3299349, posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Bruce, what I’ve said is:

    The climate-related catastrophe that we are facing, is that the deluded believers lack the faculties of reason and logic.

    You are providing logic and facts and evidence. If the activists could handle that, we wouldn’t be having a so-called crisis.

  69. MatrixTransform

    It is now my favourite thing

    and now I’m all green eyed

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just printed out the hull of an M4A4 Sherman 1/35 in funny green to go with the little guys green army men.

    Long time in the past I turned an Airfix kit into a short barreled StuG III 75 mm with Afrika Korps camo in a diorama. Scalpel, bits of plastic, glue and paint. I was about 15. It was fun.

    These days you do it in a 3D software package and the print out the whole thing.

    Of course you could also buy the real thing.

    Restored and awarded StuG.III Ausf D is looking for a new owner – It belonged to Erwin Rommel’s fabled Afrika Korps !! (2018)

    There is cool, and then there is the going-down-to-the-shops-in-an-actual-Afrika-Korps-StuG-III level of cool.

  71. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    sustainable Indigenous land management methods

    every house needs a ditch from the near creek to capture eels

  72. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    stupid bloody keyboard is starting to stick on certain keys.

    household hints #142 put glad wrap over your keyboard when watching pornhub

  73. mh

    CH7 News in Brisbane are referring to heatwave conditions here.

    Todays temp 33
    Tomorrow’s temp 33

    Just heard the news headlines again followed by weather – “Heatwave conditions to continue”.

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is cool, and then there is the going-down-to-the-shops-in-an-actual-Afrika-Korps-StuG-III level of cool.

    Parking wouldn’t present a problem surely?

  75. Arky

    They have a lot of Taiwan stuff and put the Taiwan flag next to those products.
    Well worth a look:
    Like this.
    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Print?Code=S189
    Lot of Taiwanese lathes and milling machines too.

  76. kaysee

    Professor Fred Lenin
    #3299351, posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Kaysee, how about turning the tower thing on parliament house into a power windmill and covering the roof with solar panels ?

    No. The 100% renewables concept has to be directly linked to a politician’s electorate. Anything on Parliament house will be not really hurt their prospect of getting re-elected.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3299362, posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    First episode of the new series (series 10).

    What channel?

  78. Mother Lode

    Apparently Bernie Sanders is distantly related to Larry David.

    Uncanny, isn’t it?

  79. Mark A

    Yeah that’s the one I thought you’d go for.
    Not much need for bigger floor models for hobby use

  80. vlad

    Here’s a quote from Bruce Pascoe, from Richard Guilliatt, The Australian Magazine, 25 May 2019:

    “When people ask me whether I’m ‘really’ Aboriginal, because I’m so pale, I say ‘Yeah’. And when they ask me whether I can explain it, I say: ‘Have you got three hours?'”

    That was eight months ago and there’s still no explanation been produced. And I’ve got three hours.

  81. Diogenes

    BoN,
    Your comment about relocating tribe put me in mind of this classic…
    https://youtu.be/w8LeCJtKjEI

  82. Fair shake of the sauce

    Gotta love Vic Pol ex-leadership.
    Overland: no diaries, didn’t tell Hungry Nixon about Lawyer X
    Nixon: no diaries kept, no one told me about Lawyer X. ( even though all police are required to keep work diaries.
    Later Overland diaries found.
    Overland: um ..yes, I see now in my diary I advised Nixon on several occasions

    Happy to stop their pensions anytime……now.

  83. Mark from Melbourne

    Alright, I’ve just started. A nibble only.
    But I’m calling it Super Early…
    Trump2020 v lol Mikey.
    17/¹

    Sportsbet have Mikey at 8/1 for the Dem nomination. How do you account for the difference?

  84. Tel

    The plastics industry was created when one of the oil company execs – back in the days of distillation – turned to a chemist and said “This distillate residue is costing us a fortune to dump it. Find us a use for it.”

    Just a repeat of what happened 100 years earlier when the coal gas industry said, “This coal tar is costing us a fortune to dump it.”

    Most of organic chemistry started by studying coal tar.

  85. Mark from Melbourne

    I may have got a small missive into the Oz today.

    I must shamefully report it was an idea pilfered from one Cat or other.

    h/t to whoever that was.

  86. Tel

    Kaysee, how about turning the tower thing on parliament house into a power windmill and covering the roof with solar panels ? Lead by example it will work well if the wind blows ,not too hard of couurse , and the solar panels might be damaged by hail . Like the storm today ,get a bit of reality into the career pollies lives . Bust the bubble .

    Bugger that, sit the whole lot of them on stationary bikes and they can pedal hard to keep the lights on.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    Will nobody rid me of this troublesome penis banner?

    (h/t Henry II)

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oi, Diogenes, I drink vast quantities of Moccona.
    No. 8 if you please.
    I have certified 1.5% African genes!
    But the family is from Yorkshire and SW Scotland, not Shropshire.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    Double scoops of International Roast in a styrofoam cup. Scalding hot.

    Otherwise you’re just pretending.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    KD – Freeze drying is an awesome thing.

    I should prefer Nescafe though.

    I’ve been told by my mum that my grandfather invented CH2Cl2 extracted coffee. Or freeze-dried instant coffee, not sure which. He was a chemical engineer in Birmingham working for ICI.

  91. The principle that the executive branch of government cannot spend without parliamentary authorisation crystallised in the C17. It may be seen as an element of the common law that Owen Dixon said was the ultimate foundation of our constitutional system. (There are other illustrations.) It is a salutory principle, but easily avoided by statute authorising spending in very broad terms. Luvvies bludging of arts grants are probably safe.

  92. Rex Mango

    KD, in my family it was called International Mud.

  93. Rex Mango

    Re this Bridget McKenzie spending scandal, under what head of power in the Constitution does Federal Govt get to have a Sports Minister?

  94. Belle Gibson/ Bruce Pascoe : same type of people.

    Jacinta Price on PML now – she is very impressive and very clear about her stand on things. Not only that, she appears to be very balanced and happy as a person. God Bless her.

  95. Top Ender

    My favourite Cat banner is the fighter aircraft one.

    Of course.

  96. Rex Mango

    ABC RN Books Show reckons we will see more Clifi in the future, being Climate Fiction. Ie books based on the coming climate catastrophe. Think we are seeing a lot right now coming out of places like the Climate Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle

    Re this Bridget McKenzie spending scandal, under what head of power in the Constitution does Federal Govt get to have a Sports Minister?

    Ask Ros Kelly. Do they still use great big whiteboards for these things?

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    Most of organic chemistry started by studying coal tar.

    And I think that’s where the dye industry took off as well. Fast colours in almost infinite variations on the spectrum eg. Daffodil Blush for my dunny walls.

  99. Rex Mango

    Re McKenzie again, heard that the big NT seat, which includes everything but Darwin, got almost $2M in grants. That is a lot of money to be throwing about when still in deficit.

  100. struth

    I’ve just had an eye test for my passenger accreditation.

    Ladies and gentlemen of poor eyesight, let me assure you, Bruce Pascoe is white.

    Aboriginals are black.
    Half aboriginals are brown.
    quarter aboriginals are light brown.
    After that, anyone claiming aboriginality is known as a F….ING LIAR.

  101. Rex Mango

    Struth, it is Professor Pascoe.

  102. Rex Mango

    Wonder if Professor Pascoe any relation to Len?

  103. struth

    Double scoops of International Roast in a styrofoam cup. Scalding hot

    Ah ha…………………………….you’re the bloke who still buys it.

    It’s freeze dried river mud.

  104. Rex Mango

    On topic of styrofoam cup, remember how they were phased out due the environment and replaced with cardboard? Well now in my office, we have this coffee cup recycling thing to save the environment from evil cardboard cups & all these idiots have also gone and bought themselves enviro friendly keep cups and carry them round like medieval lepers.

  105. Rex Mango

    Lagertha just got the chop in Vikings. Gone all girl power and hard to follow the plot.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s freeze dried river mud.

    With a generous dollop of iron filings.

  107. Rex Mango

    On Vikings this girl is walking through a forest that has obviously been spray painted white to simulate snow. That can’t be good for the environment.

  108. A Commonwealth Dept of sport might administer statutes based on s 96 of the Constitution. That is, a law that grants money to the States on conditions relating to sporting activity. A law directly regulating sport might be based on the external affairs power in s 51. That is, a law giving effect in Australia to some treaty the Executive signed us up to. The corporations power in s 51 might also be relevant. There is not much difficulty finding a head of power.

  109. feelthebern

    Curb is on one of the Fox channels.
    You can stream it anytime.

  110. Rex Mango

    Folks, Viking Funeral time for Lagertha. Woman making big speech and this pregga’s girl volunteers to go with her on her journey to Valhalla. Being so woke, they don’t allow that as baby has not agreed, so they get a crow to fly around which lands on this young girl (think good looking version of Greta) who is happy to be chosen by the gods to accompany Lageertha. Cut to different scene somewhere else. Funeral up next.

  111. Rex Mango

    Rafiki, so the Constitution can confer power on the Fed Govt to do almost anything?

  112. struth

    Struth, it is Professor Pascoe.

    Blood hell, I should have known that as a Doctor.
    The Leeeeeeerrrrrve Docta!
    I’m also a Chinese Negro Israeli comedian centrefold with ancestry from American Red Indian .

    Just call me……… Mr FukhomieJooJokin’ HowDesetits

  113. Siltstone

    External powers treaty aspect needs more use. Sign a treaty with North (or South) Woop Woop that bans windfarm and solar farm subsidies.

  114. Rex Mango

    Getting Viking boat loaded by weird priest dudes in black & white, while young sacrificial girl takes drugs, interrupt with sex scene flashback (assume it’s the girl dreaming as she takes poison) then she meets the angel of death, she choses the knife. Young girl says she is not afraid, talk of the Valkeries riding alongside her, a younger girl watching on as the sacrificial one cops it & then lesso kiss (not joking that was a cheap shot). Now procession to boat. Collingwood cheer squad sprays it with pigs blood, or something, then another cut to different place.

  115. enviro friendly keep cups and carry them round like medieval lepers.

    Received Xmas gift of these items several years ago. Not yet had an occasion to use such. Nicely branded Parliament House logo however, fun item sitting on dining room shelf just in case some rare visitor notices one day. Hey, they could be useful…………… eventually.

  116. struth

    I have a mate who is an aboriginal Russian.

    Jackie Scokoff.
    Great bloke, always tying to pull your leg.

  117. http://abcnewswatch.blogspot.com/2020/01/its-our-abc-series-2.html

    Episode 2 The Conservative
    According to ABC’s Chair of Human Enterprise Learning and Leadership the ABC has the most diverse staff profile of any media organisation on the planet. Among its 5000 or so staff there is even a conservative! This episode spends a week in the life of ABC’s conservative reporter Fanny Blacksmith. Her oddball political allegiances became known after results of a confidential staff personality survey were leaked by the staff elected board member.
    It’s the 2019 federal election and after four of its senior presenters and the weather man leave to run as Greens candidates conservative voting Blacksmith gets her chance and is asked to anchor the midnight to 2am slot of ABCs 24 hour news channel. On her appointment Managing Director Anderson states “This appointment shows claims the ABC is biased to the left by the likes of Gerard Henderson are a complete sham”. Despite numerous mysterious technical glitches the ratings go off the charts and the early morning news claims more viewers than the prime time slot. This leads to calls, even from the Friends of the ABC, for Fanny to be elevated to lead the main 7pm news report. However with the opening credits rolling on her first prime time show she is tragically killed, impaled live on air by a falling light boom girder. The broadcast is saved by seasoned presenter Juanita Phillips who just happened to be on set at the time. During the funeral Chair Ita Buttrose states “We will never see another one like her”.

  118. Rex Mango

    Back to funeral, much cheering by crowd. Taking out one of their best long boats for this job & all the chicks form guard of honour. Silence now as they place valuable stuff with Lagertha, make some speeches. Do feel sorry for the young girl who copped it though. She is lying at Lagertha’s head to form a T. This scene makes the Pre-Raphaelites look like classicists. Cut to commercials.

  119. Mark A

    Rex Mango
    #3299434, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:12 pm
    Rex,
    You hate suffering alone don’t you?😂

  120. Steve trickler

    A very intense 13:55 from 2018. I reckon it was a stroke. Whatever the case, this makes your ears prick up.

    All audio, no visuals. Your brain paints the pictures.



  121. Rex.
    Rex.
    Rex.
    Surely life is too short?
    pmsl

  122. Old Lefty

    No, Snoopy, the High Court did not make it.up. s83 of the constitution provides that no monies may be withdrawn from the treasury except under an appropriation by act of parliament. The question is, of course, what that means in practice. Normally, a broad head of appropriation in the budget papara suffices, and courts won’t interfere in the exercise of ministers’ discretion. The problem for McKenzie, which Twomey has pointed out, is that the act of parliament establishing the sports commission does fetter the minister’s discretion, and she seems tomhave ignored its provisions.

  123. Knuckle Dragger

    A series of apparently completely random events lead to the jacks kicking in the door of a small businessman, just trying to make a living, for the third time, for no reason:

    ‘Former AFL bad-boy Jake King is “incensed” his tattoo business was entangled in the EastLink murder investigation. The former Richmond player on Wednesday sat in his City of Ink tattoo parlour and spoke to police as they searched the premises in connection to the November killing.

    ‘King’s lawyer, John Gdanski of SLF Lawyers, said King was not a Mongol and that police attention was hurting his business. Investigators searched the South Melbourne business with a warrant which, among other things, stated it was in relation to firearms.

    “He has done nothing wrong and will continue to do nothing wrong or breach any condition of his lease.

    ‘Police did not question King, who bought into the business in 2016 after undertaking a tattooing apprenticeship. The ex-Tiger is a close mate of Mongols strongman Toby Mitchell, who founded the business.
    Mitchell’s flat in Southbank was among 12 properties that police raided at dawn.

    ‘King has found himself on the wrong side of the law since retiring from AFL in 2014. In 2017, he was charged with extortion and making threats to kill and inflicting serious injury over a $150,000 debt. He was secretly recorded in Crown’s lobby attempting to strongarm the business partner of Hawthorn player Ty Vickery over the debt.

    ‘King met Tony Mokdissi to try to retrieve the cash, said to have been “skimmed” from the Hawthorn East restaurant Fat Monkey, which Mr Mokdissi ran with Vickery. King lost his temper and threatened to break Mr Mokdissi’s legs if he did not pay the debt. He was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty.

    He avoided conviction on one charge of threatening to inflict serious injury and another of possessing testosterone. Prosecutors withdrew the extortion and threat to kill charges. City of Ink was fired at in a drive-by shooting on July 14, 2018.’

    Tell you what, you gobby midget flog. Don’t hang around with bikies, especially the Mongols, don’t buy into their tattoo parlours, don’t act like a cock, don’t invite scrotes that shoot ordinary punters on freeways in the middle of the night into your house and your shop and don’t hide stuff for them.

    Then the wallopers might leave you alone, you sooky little bitch. They’re gonna love you in jail, ‘cos you got that purty mouth.

  124. Old Lefty

    Twomey, by the way, is not at all your typical pissant academic lefty out to engage in ScoMo-bashing. She argues, for example, that Kerr and Barwick were within their rights to act as they did in 1975; and to say that in today’s university takes some courage.

  125. Rex Mango

    Hopefully they will get this funeral over with now. All the girls are dragging the boat across the ice as the men stand back and watch. One of her sons makes profound statement, then they light the boat. Massive waste of very good long boat. Good riddance, she was killing, or has killed the show anyway. Emotional music plays as son babbles on and the crowd have faces near tears. Close up on the son, then long shot of boat on fire. Burning Man Festival 900AD. Norse song now from one of the women, wearing a veil no less, which sounds suspiciously Arabic. And finally scene ends with all the chicks climbing the cliff to fire flaming arrows down. Then they are towing the boat again, all chicks of course and now some young girl is floating in water and riding white horses around underwater. Cliche upon cliche, can’t take much more & now we see her alongside in death that company commander from Danger Close.

  126. struth

    under an appropriation by act of parliament.

    The original one says
    under an appropriation made by LAW.

  127. cohenite

    Bridget has to establish precedents by the liars.

  128. cohenite

    Twomey, by the way, is not at all your typical pissant academic lefty out to engage in ScoMo-bashing. She argues, for example, that Kerr and Barwick were within their rights to act as they did in 1975; and to say that in today’s university takes some courage.

    She wrote one of the best summaries of the 67 referendum re 28th nations which destroyed all the activist talking points. I corresponded with her about it and she was very helpful.

    She was however wrong about S.44 and Dutton.

  129. Old Lefty

    Meanwhile

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-22/university-of-wollongong-cancels-coal-conference-climate-protest/11890576

    I:d like them to try to present their message face to face to a ball full of coal miners. The bald headed flog and proud PhD Richard Dennis of the Green-alingnes Australia Institute recently held out the prospect that sacked minersmhad a bright future serving coffee to people like him. The audience was, of course, not a group of miners but of university alumni. I suppose, though, that it’s a step up from let the meat cake.

  130. Rex Mango

    On SBS tonight they had an anti meat show (all about the climate) and they said 2,000 chickens die every second around the world. That is impressive.

  131. The problem for McKenzie, which Twomey has pointed out, is that the act of parliament establishing the sports commission does fetter the minister’s discretion, and she seems tomhave ignored its provisions.

    ALL the money is ill gotten.

    Read s 11 of the ASC Act. She can clear this up fairly quickly.

    https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016C01020

    1 Minister may give directions

    (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may give written directions to the Commission with respect to the policies and practices to be followed by the Commission in the performance of its functions, and the exercise of its powers, and the Commission shall [MUST] comply with the directions.

    (2) The Minister shall not give a direction to the Commission under subsection (1) unless the Minister:

    (a) has informed the Commission, in writing, that the Minister is considering giving the direction; and

    (b) has given the Chairperson an opportunity to discuss the need for the proposed direction with the Minister.

    (3) The Minister shall cause a copy of each direction given under subsection (1):

    (a) to be published in the Gazette as soon as practicable after giving the direction; and

    (b) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after giving the direction.

  132. Rex Mango

    SBS news, shots of McKenzie in little black dress clay target shooting at Wangaratta Clay Target Club, which received $36K grant and which she is also a member.

  133. Rex Mango

    Or perhaps was a member, still she knows what to wear on the range.

  134. Arky

    Ha ha ha. Ha Ha.
    Just whipped and aluminium battery tray and folded up the ends of the radiator tank.
    Heaven.
    Might not go to bed tonight.
    Have huge variety of sheet metals in shed.

  135. struth

    Basically all that happens is the budget be passed into Law.
    Now what about the yarts grants.

    So the budget gets passed to hand over millions to the arts for them to do as they see fit.

    The budget gets passed to hand over to blackfella orgs etc to do as they wish.

    The section before it, has something to say.
    sect 81
    ………………………………………..to be appropriated for the purposes of the commonwealth in the manner and subject to the charges and liabilities imposed by this constitution.

    and according to sect 51, that does not include the yarts.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    120,000 chooks per minute?

    Is that all?

  137. Arky

    whipped up an
    to exvited to spell right.
    its like Christmas.
    See yiz.

  138. Rex Mango

    SBS World News had experts banging on about climate change causing bushfires, then story rubbishing Abbott in USA saying otherwise, followed by Turnbull dumping on Morrison for not doing enough about the climate. Classic ABC/SBS three card trick.

  139. hzhousewife

    Or perhaps was a member, still she knows what to wear on the range.

    McKenzie was given a gift of the membership, which being worth less that $300 per year, she was not obliged to report to the powers that be.

  140. struth

    In will come dot to explain how they’ve past laws to circumvent what the can’t without a referendum.

  141. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From kaysee at 3:44 pm:

    Three

    Now that is special kaysee, thank you.

  142. The root of that evil, struth, is in the common law, not legislation.

    The source cannot rise about the stream but a fish also rots from the head down.

  143. Arky

    Nah.
    aluminum and battery acid might be bad.
    need to make another one in mild steel.
    use this one as a drip tray.
    Might make a bigger one.
    And one for the work bench.
    Maybe a tool tray.
    And a box for shit.
    Three or four boxes for different size shit

  144. Hmm.

    Rossi of the “e-Cat” infamy reckons his LENR mischmetal comprises of LiAlH4.

    I call bullshit. That is volatile stuff.

  145. struth

    Speak English Dot.

    No Russian quotes Please.
    My mate Jackie Scokoff is offended by your cultural appropriation.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    An Australian gun control ad from the Hun:

    ‘A Mooroolbark man has been rushed to hospital after shooting himself in the groin with a homemade shotgun.

    ‘Yarra Ranges detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mick Duke said the 35-year-old called for an ambulance after the shooting occurred in a house on Blackburn Rd, Mooroolbark about 6am.

    ‘Police are still investigating the incident, but were told the firearm was tucked down the front of the man’s pants when it was accidentally discharged.’

    Get better soon, Delcon.

  147. struth

    Yarra Ranges detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mick Duke said the 35-year-old called for an ambulance in a very high voice after the shooting occurred in a house on Blackburn Rd, Mooroolbark about 6am.

  148. struth

    Thanks KD, now I see the penis and a very big vagina in the background.

  149. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Rossi of the “e-Cat” infamy reckons his LENR mischmetal comprises of LiAlH4.

    I think we established years ago it was a scam

  150. MatrixTransform

    to exvited to spell right.

    man needs a plasma cutter

  151. Rex Mango

    Here’s the High Court’s high point; Papadimitropoulos v R in 1957. Need to scroll down a bit, but essentially they decided that young immigrant woman who spoke little English, wasn’t raped when she slept with a bloke who pretended he had married her. You won’t this on the High Court website (not joking) and even Austlii doesn’t have the transcript – also an Owen Dixon court:

    http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MelbULawRw/1958/23.pdf

  152. Rex Mango

    That Melbourne Law Review discussion is interesting though, as they point out about deception, then every bigamist is a rapist.

  153. Rex Mango

    That Melbourne Law Review discussion is interesting though, as they point out about deception, then every bigamist is a ropist.

  154. Rex Mango

    Zippy, don’t worry wearing a mask right now.

  155. struth

    Or is that Malcolm Turnbull?

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    struth,

    I am personally unaware of the vaginas you may or may not have been in contact with, but if they look like anything in the background of that banner then either you or I need to get out more.

  157. cohenite

    I can’t see a vag; there’s only a dick and a rather sharp looking dildo. Very sexist.

  158. mh

    Hillary Clinton
    @HillaryClinton
    I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!

    But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee.
    10:07 AM · Jan 22, 2020

  159. struth

    struth,

    I am personally unaware of the vaginas you may or may not have been in contact with, but if they look like anything in the background of that banner then either you or I need to get out more.

    Rest your head on our right shoulder and look again.
    All that red…………………….if it had teeth, it would look exactly like one.

  160. max

    Curb is on one of the Fox channels.

    Larry has taken to wearing a MAGA hat occasionally. He calls it a “people repulser”.

  161. mh

    More art ideas for the top banner? Here

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    *tilts head*

    *squints*

    …… ….

    ‘Sauron? Is that you?’

  163. struth

    So dot, how does the Federal government get away with funding things not in the manner and subject to the charges and liabilities imposed by the constitution?

    In other words, outside their area of responsibility?

  164. Knuckle Dragger

    mh,

    Complete starfish. She’s admiring the bonsai.

    And he’s busted her doing it. That relationship is doomed.

  165. struth

    KD

    ‘Sauron? Is that you?’
    ‘Sauron? Is that you?’

    Sauron

    You didn’t have to ask twice.

    KD.

    I didn’t.

  166. Rex Mango

    Struth, agree. We need the High Court to do a ruling on McKenzie’s sport funding like they did the job on s44C re foreigners in parliament. Fed Govt get back to defence, foreign affairs and trade.

  167. if they look like anything in the background of that banner then either you or I need to get out more

    Fearless WENCH
    Insanity
    SHE watches
    Lurking beneath the sequins
    Drain you of your sanity
    Face the thing that should not be

  168. In other words, outside their area of responsibility?

    Because the utterly politicised High Court allows them to do so.

  169. feelthebern

    the firearm was tucked down the front of the man’s pants when it was accidentally discharged.’

    Phrasing ?

  170. rickw

    Thanks Arky!

    Rated for 1mm MS, what have you actually been bending in it? 1.6?

  171. feelthebern

    After opening season 10 with such a strong episode, it’s going to be hard for Larry David to maintain that standard.

  172. mh

    Yes KD. Outdoors, too.

    It exudes female sexual power, in a cheeky way.

  173. Farmer Gez

    The best thing about India, tattoo free women. I’ve only seen a small wrist tattoo of the Shri symbol, but that’s about it.
    Lovely teenage schoolgirls waving and smiling at us without any of the scowls or sarcasm of our local brats. It’s very refreshing.

  174. Knuckle Dragger

    That joke’s never stopped being funny.

  175. Leigh Lowe

    Fair shake of the sauce

    #3299391, posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Gotta love Vic Pol ex-leadership.
    Overland: no diaries, didn’t tell Hungry Nixon about Lawyer X
    Nixon: no diaries kept, no one told me about Lawyer X. ( even though all police are required to keep work diaries.
    Later Overland diaries found.
    Overland: um ..yes, I see now in my diary I advised Nixon on several occasions

    What stretches credibility even more is that Overland tells Chrissy “Maximum Chips” Nixon that the barrister representing half the big time crooks in Melbourne is also … by the way … informing on them.
    Her response?
    “Uh-huh. Pass the gravy Simon.”

  176. Leigh Lowe

    Rex Mango

    #3299450, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Hopefully they will get this funeral over with now. All the girls are dragging the boat across the ice as the men stand back and watch. One of her sons makes profound statement, then they light the boat. Massive waste of very good long boat. Good riddance, she was killing, or has killed the show anyway. Emotional music plays as son babbles on and the crowd have faces near tears. Close up on the son, then long shot of boat on fire. Burning Man Festival 900AD. Norse song now from one of the women, wearing a veil no less, which sounds suspiciously Arabic. And finally scene ends with all the chicks climbing the cliff to fire flaming arrows down. Then they are towing the boat again, all chicks of course and now some young girl is floating in water and riding white horses around underwater

    The NRL Footy Show??

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    Extremely commonplace state of affairs. Not even worth making a note of.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3299446, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    A series of apparently completely random events lead to the jacks kicking in the door of a small businessman, just trying to make a living, for the third time, for no reason:

    AFL bad boy?
    Don’t make me larf.
    One day this sawn off pretend gangsta pigeon will strut into the wrong place, get mouthy at the wrong person and end up going bushwalking.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    The shrivelled drunken failure skank Hillary has apparently told the Hollywood Reporter that ‘no one likes’ Bernie Sanders.

    Mid February, her hat will be in the ring once the remainder have embarrassed each other to death.

    Then it’ll be her turn.

  180. feelthebern

    President Tulsi.
    Aloha.

  181. mh

    More banner ideas – sticking with the current theme. here

  182. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3299528, posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    LL,

    Extremely commonplace state of affairs. Not even worth making a note of.

    Yeah.
    Like …

    Mmm, I see burglaries are up 4% in Warracknabeal this year.
    What do you think of the new dark chocolate Wheaton biscuits, Chrissy?
    Oh, and, Tony Mokbel’s brief is dobbing on him.

  183. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘pretend gangsta pigeon’

    Of course he’ll disappear. He’s a useful idiot who for the moment hasn’t used up his Rih-mond savings. That’s why the former Commo sergeant-at-arms Mitchell let him buy into his business.

    He won’t be hard to bury though. His body type was originally designed for picking up small change from footpaths.

  184. struth

    Because the utterly politicised High Court allows them to do so.

    Ta, as you get older, you are becoming quite a grumpy old bastard and I for one, love it.

    See other thread.
    you are obviously part of many communities being a citizen of the United communities of Unity community once known as Australia, but the community of straight talking grumpy old men is just the best, isn’t it?

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Debt collector for Ty Vickery.
    Nuff said.
    Of course, strict “no dickheads” policy at Punt Road back then.

  186. Arky

    Rated for 1mm MS, what have you actually been bending in it? 1.6?

    ..
    1.6 mm brass plate.

  187. MatrixTransform

    Thanks Trickles.

    two of my kids played brass in the high school stage band and also the local brass at C grade

    brought back memories

  188. Rex Mango

    Steve T, good track, here is another in the big band genre, perhaps:

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bruce Pascoe ‘should stop claiming indigenous ancestry

    Matthew Denholm
    TASMANIA CORRESPONDENT
    @MatthewRDenholm
    4 minutes ago January 23, 2020

    The Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania has intervened in the debate over author Bruce Pascoe, saying it does not believe he has indigenous ancestry and should stop claiming he does.

    ALCT chairman Michael Mansell told The Australian that Professor Pascoe’s claims to indigenous heritage had been rejected by ­Aboriginal people in three states and he had failed to demonstrate any First Nation ancestry.

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has referred a complaint about Professor Pascoe’s claim to Aboriginality, made to the minister by Aboriginal entrepreneur ­Josephine Cashman, to the Australian Federal Police.

    Professor Pascoe, who holds a position at an indigenous education institute and was joint winner of a $30,000 2016 indigenous writers’ prize, is author of Dark Emu, which challenges the notion of pre-European settlement Aborigines as hunter-gatherers.

    Mr Mansell said there was no evidence to support Professor Pascoe’s claim to Tasmanian ­Aboriginal heritage, while his claims to Boonwurrung (often written as Bunurong) and Yuin heritage had been rejected by some Yuin and by the Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council.

    The veteran Tasmanian Aboriginal activist earlier on Wednesday issued a three-page statement on the issue, accusing “journalists of the left” of failing to see past the role of right-wingers, such as Mr Dutton and journalist Andrew Bolt, in raising questions about Professor Pascoe’s Aboriginality.

    “To imply that we are motivated to fall in line with a right-wing political attack is a disgraceful ­attempt to undermine our integrity as responsible representatives of our people,” Mr Mansell said.

    The Australian is not suggesting Mr Mansell’s comments about Professor Pascoe are accurate, only that they have been made.

    Professor Pascoe said he had already addressed the ­accusations.

    Earlier this month, during a visit to an indigenous festival in Tasmania, Professor Pascoe told The Australian he was in no doubt he was of Aboriginal descent.

    “(In) the communities where I’ve lived, I’ve been accepted ­because the community has actually helped me with tracing family,” he said. Professor Pascoe said his ­Aboriginal ancestry would “fall below the line” of some “blood quantum” testing, but this would not change his family’s life within the indigenous community.

    He said the AFP complaint was “hurtful”.

    More recently, Professor Pascoe was quoted as telling The Sunday Age there was an attempt to discredit his book.

    On Wednesday, the AFP said it was still assessing the complaint.

    Mr Mansell acknowledged several indigenous leaders, including academic Marcia Langton and fellow Tasmanian Rodney Dillon, accepted Professor Pascoe’s Aboriginality based on his claim to community recognition.

    Some Yuin have rejected Professor Pascoe’s claim to kinship, although an elder, Pastor Ossie Cruse, recently defended the ­historian as having “done a tremendous job” for Yuin culture.

    Professor Langton, the foundation chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, told National ­Indigenous Television that Professor Pascoe’s Aboriginality was ­“settled”.

    “We all know that it is very difficult for some Aboriginal people to prove they are Aboriginal ­because of lack of records … members of the family lying because of shame about having Aboriginal ancestry, because of hatred,” she said.

    Breaking, from the Oz. Game, set, and match, I should think.

  190. Rex Mango

    ZK2A, yes quite significant, ABC will be all over that story tomorrow.

  191. Steve trickler

    Always keep your belt on in flight, when you have the option.

    12:28 in length.

    This is ugly.

  192. Steve trickler

    Hello, Rex.

    Goodnight all.



  193. Tom

    David Rowe (can’t wait for the next Liars Party pork-barrelling scandal — he’ll be all over it).

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Awake early and nothing after Tom’s toons? Can’t be.

    Testing.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    New fred somewhere? No-one up? Two hours, no show?
    Try again before I haul back to bed.

  196. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Love all the planes flying around the skies of Davos. Leak always good on the little touches that add the extra something.

  197. JC

    Tesla

    Market cap US$104 billion, up from US$ 92 billion when last reported.

    Stock price, US$577.50.

  198. The Barking Toad

    Tom’s toons have some some good ones of Ginge & Skank

  199. JC

    God he’s a dickhead.

    Britain’s Prince Charles has told business leaders at the Davos economic forum that wealth was of no use if it didn’t help tackle climate change, as he met Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and warned over the perils of global warming and environmental damage.

    Charles, the eldest son of the Queen and heir to the throne, met Thunberg in Davos on the same day as President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he had not seen the environmental campaigner.

    Charles, a long-time advocate of environmental causes, launched at Davos a new Sustainable Markets Initiative aimed at encouraging the private sector to move towards green ways to promote growth.

  200. mh

    Trump says Elon Musk is like Thomas Edison: ‘He’s one of our great geniuses’

    KEY POINTS
    “We have to protect our genius,” President Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Musk is “one of our very smart people, and we want to cherish those people,” Trump said.

    The president said Musk is not only good at electric cars. “He does good at rockets, too, by the way. I never saw where the engines come down with no wings, no anything, and they’re landing.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/trump-likens-elon-musk-to-thomas-edison-as-one-of-our-great-geniuses.html

    Trump has overlooked The Big Battery in South Australia.

  201. The Barking Toad

    Tampon Charlie wants to fiddle with little Greta.

    God he’s a dickhead.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Express has the right headline:

    Prince Charles makes radical call for green taxes after flying to Davos on private jet

    Goes perfectly with Patrick Blower’s cartoon!

  203. Cactus

    feelthebern on Curb your Enthusiasm.

    Oh Joy. I love that show. It has given me more snork, laugh out loud moments than any other show. I have often binge watched other shows, but I just cant seem to watch more than 2 episodes at a time of him. Just too intense.

    I look forward to seeing the latest episode. I find it hard to beleive it could be the best ever. But I certainly hope so.

  204. calli

    PRINCE CHARLES has used a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) to call for a “revolutionary paradigm shift” in how the world economy works after flying to Davos on a private jet.

    Surely he took the train. I’m shocked.

  205. Mother Lode

    Just saw that journo’s comment that Pascoe is definitely Aboriginal because he satisfies an official ‘three-part’ rule.

    What a stupid thing for someone to say.

    Satisfying a law does not make it ‘undeniable’. There is a separate reality that the law is trying to address. It is this that allows us to distinguish good from bad law, and to clamour for change of the latter.

    Gaming the law, or the law failing to achieve what its original objectives were is hardly something new.

    Similarly, having a degree in j’ism does not mean a person has competence in assaying facts and reporting truth. In actuality the degree is used as a way to bypass that expectation.

    Australian journos and elites are such an atrociously mediocre set.

    They are protected only by geographical isolation where most journos around the world don’t pay any attention to them or what they are rabbiting on about. Even when they do weigh in on matters of international moment they are drowned out and ignored among weightier and more eloquent (even if still deluded) voices.

  206. Candy

    Greta looks 10 not 17. Wonder if she starves herself, anorexia. The way she is grimacing looks like a frightened 5 year old. Prince Charles looked kind, could see something wrong there.

  207. feelthebern

    Trump has overlooked The Big Battery in South Australia.

    It makes approx. 2mill AUD a month.

  208. feelthebern

    After laughing at the Geta “How Dare You” meme for a long time, I now pity her.
    Clearly suffering from a range of issues.
    Clearly being abused by her parents.
    It’s quite insidious.

  209. mh

    What were the costs for Musk to set it up?

  210. calli

    Greta is taller than me. She weighs exactly what I weighed when I was 17 (7 and a half stone).

    Appearances are deceptive.

  211. feelthebern

    Dunno mh.
    Dunno what the maintenance costs are either.
    That 2mill/m number is based on a research report that made some very conservative assumptions regarding it turning on/off at the non-peak/trough pricing.
    If it did operate at peak/trough pricing consistently, the number is substantially higher.
    Example, was it buying power at the negative prices seen in SA for short periods in 2019?
    Was it selling back into the grid at the absolute peak pricing?
    Battery storage isn’t about the storage.

  212. Candy

    Calli, her baggy clothes look to be hiding a very thin body. Malnutrition.

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