Tuesday Forum: January 21, 2020

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  1. old bloke

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3300765, posted on January 24, 2020 at 10:57 am

    “No commonwealth offence has been identified. The AFP has now finalised this matter.”

    how exactly short of a dna test, which one presumes wasn’t done, did they establish his aboriginality?

    I don’t think that they established his aboriginality Zippy, they just said that no Commonwealth offence had been identified. If he has falsely claimed aboriginality to secure funding, it may have been a crime against a state government, not the Commonwealth. The AFP only investigates crimes against the Commonwealth.

  2. feelthebern

    Strassel on Tucker.
    After Greenwald (#1 journo on the planet), the next tier is:
    Strassel, Taibbi, Bethany McLean.

  3. Geriatric Mayfly

    chicom “official” toll, 850 infected, 25 dead.
    So far no clues as to the symptoms close to the final call. Wondering if it will be a peaceful death.

  4. Arky

    This could be the worst cross- species disease outbreak since Kermit fucked Miss Piggy.

  5. Top Ender

    Darwin has decided to get on the e-scooter craze. Predictions from the readers of the NT News:

    ON DARWIN’S NEW SCOOTERS

    THE eScooters are a great idea in Darwin. In the heat, getting some breeze while you move is always good – so with the speeds these can get up to (some 20km/ h), you’ll certainly whip up some wind.

    I’m slightly concerned with how dangerous these could be, but it was a relief to see people choosing to wear the helmets that come with them.

    Hopefully no idiots nick these. And fingers crossed no one has lice!

    Penny, Parap

    You’ll find em in the rivers, you’ll find em in the creeks, Facebook even wait and see. You may even find em up the occasional tree. You’ll find em everywhere, except on the street where they are suppose ta be.

    Carolyn Matheson

    Already seen an elderly woman nearly knocked over this afternoon. Why are they allowed to be on the footpath?

    Chris Parry

    Look out Darwin!

    Marnie Paterson

    Gone in a wk.

    Tania Harcourt

    Scooter RBT a new show coming soon.

    Danny Christie

    Friday night prediction= Segway scooter cop chase … Which is faster, can’t wait to see.

    Anthony Michael

    I can see a lot of these ending up in the ocean, how about the NT Government do something to help the community with the increasing crime rates and/or lack of businesses.

    Mickel Tantucz

    I heard on the radio this morning that Singapore has banned them due to a death – sounded like a collision with a pedestrian but not clear.

  6. Roger

    chicom “official” toll, 850 infected, 25 dead.

    I suppose the ones who escaped to Sydney on the last plane out will have to be included in our stats, not theirs?

  7. mh

    ChiComs are working hard to get WA to be the next state to sign up to One Belt One Road.

    Currently they are holding firm, so pressure is being put on the corporates.

  8. feelthebern

    Suggest all Cats stay off zerohedge until the Wuhan Zombie Apocalypse is over.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    Darwin has decided to get on the e-scooter craze.

    Can a whole city win a Darwin Award?
    They’re glorious for causing head injuries.
    Twist the throttle and over you go backwards onto the concrete.

  10. feelthebern

    Tulsi on Tucker.
    No Greenwald yet.

  11. mh

    Fredo fail

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo rips ‘Trumpers’ for attacking ‘kid’ Greta Thunberg, critics remind him of Sandmann settlement

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/chris-cuomo-greta-thunberg-cnn-nick-sandmann-covington

  12. lotocoti

    Now where did I put World War Z?

  13. mh

    Tulsi on Tucker.

    Has she mentioned she was in the military?

  14. Roger

    Monsoonal rains about to hit NW QLD.

  15. feelthebern

    Only a couple of times.

  16. feelthebern

    Monsoonal rains about to hit NW QLD.

    ScoMo’s fault.
    Monsoonal rains in NW QLD?
    Never happened until ScoMo’s reign of terror.

  17. Helen:

    Dillo, saw Bear Grillis eat a skank, has to be worse than a fox. No-one seems to eat cat either.

    Heavens! We’re not that kind of blog!

  18. calli

    stackja
    #3300820, posted on January 24, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I mentioned yesterday’s blackout here this morning. Inconvenient and annoying.

    One of the local chicken farms lost hundreds of birds in the time it took to get the genset going. He was saying that the larger producers lose thousands.

  19. Tel

    ON DARWIN’S NEW SCOOTERS

    I think in general e-scooters are a good idea, but all the rules that apply to motor scooters and motorbikes should apply equally to the e-scooters including rego, third party insurance, and normal road rules.

    These electric systems are not a joke, they deliver significant power, no different to an ICE.

  20. Old School Conservative

    I just added this to Bruce Pascoe’s wiki entry:

    His work has been described as slipshod, slapdash scholarship by Peter O’Brien.

    It won’t be a long-term entry!

  21. Roger

    Never happened until ScoMo’s reign of terror.

    The floods that eventuate will be ‘unprecedented’.

    The doomsday clock will be nudged a second closer to midnight.

    Australians will be credited with enormous influence on the planetary climate.

    Coronavirus is small beer by comparison with what we have wrought.

  22. Helen

    It was a direct quote, Winston, good pick up, though, I hadn’t noticed it. Of course Bear ate skunk!

  23. Jupes:

    Wow. The claim was that he gained money by fraudulently claiming to be an Abo. But now apparently Aboriginality is not relevant. How the fuck does that work?

    …and they wonder why we have no respect for the law.

  24. Old School Conservative

    Coronavirus is small beer

    I’m in awe of your work.

  25. feelthebern

    There was no drought in Australia under Turnbull.
    Under ScoMo we’ve had the highest temperatures, worst bushfires, worst drought in Australian history.
    I blame it on the lack of funding for the ABC.

  26. cohenite

    The AFP said Pascoe’s “Aboriginality was not relevant in determining whether a Commonwealth offence had been committed” and so those inquiries had not been undertaken.
    Wow. The claim was that he gained money by fraudulently claiming to be an Abo. But now apparently Aboriginality is not relevant. How the fuck does that work?
    Maybe they didn’t have the manpower to investigate Pascoe, as they have sent all those investigators in Afghanistan asking the Taliban to help them prosecute Australian soldiers.

    The test is: those who think this is fine are lefties. And this is why Trump is so important; the left are the swamp; they occupy a privileged position in the West while actively subverting the West.

  27. Helen

    One of the local chicken farms lost hundreds of birds in the time it took to get the genset going. He was saying that the larger producers lose thousands.

    calli I wonder why it is not set up to auto start in the event of power loss? My home gen set is set up that way, surely you’d do the same with your chook farm?

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Recognition by members of an aboriginal community is also required. But there’s a problem there as well – members of aboriginal communities don’t always agree on who is in or out.

    Going price for ‘ recognition” in some Kimberly communities used to be three cartons of V.B.- don’t know what the price is now.

  29. Mitch M and TE,
    There has been considerable financial reward for Pascoe due to his claim of Aboriginality in relation to grants etc. As shown above he got one for farming based on him being Yuin which is one of the groups who have questioned his claim.

    There was an article in The Age that they kept on their web page for at least 10 days showing his book was a best seller (over 100,000) and suggesting the controversy might have increased sales. His apparently false history is being used in schools and as basis for a doco series by ABC.

    I can’t remember where but probably at Quadrant it was shown that in his early days it was suggested to him he might be better off in seeking grants if he was Aboriginal.

    Quadrant currently has a side editorial indicating that no journalist has inquired about what the book Bitter Harvest has revealed about the “history” in Dark Emu.

    I note Areff has just put up a Quadrant article about Pascoe being a judge in a Qld competition. The title is
    Pascoe Laments Writers ‘Without Aboriginal Heritage’ and the hypocrisy is staggering.

    However the scandal is made worse by Ken Wyatt backing him up, the many grants and benefits he has received, the so called AFP investigation and the fact his history is being taken as true by ABC and Education Depts. He is being enabled by the ABC, The Age etc who do not want to look into his background but hype his version of history as it pushes their agenda of black man good, white man bad. In this case it does not matter that the stories are coming from an apparent white man as his thoughts align with the woke SJW crowd.

    Since Slater and Gordon is trying to drum up business from sports groups to sue McKenzie over her non allocation of funds to them perhaps there are grounds for others to mount a case against Pascoe.

    Facts don’t matter in this case to those on the left.

  30. calli

    That was the first question I asked, Helen. They need to make changes so it’s automatic – the blackouts are going to get worse.

    Apparently just ten minutes is critical in these places.

  31. Roger

    …and they wonder why we have no respect for the law.

    And that is the really insidious aspect of it.

    Even if the initial intentions were benign, privileging one group over another on the basis of race or ethnicity subverts democracy.

    We are reverting from a democratic polity – one of the most succesful in the world (albeit not perfect) – to a nation of squabbling tribes.

  32. Arky

    The South China Morning Post identified the case of one Wuhan woman who claimed to use medication to lower her temperature when traveling to France, then boasted of evading detection.
    “I had a fever and a cough before I left – I was so scared. I quickly took some medicine and checked my temperature,” the woman, later identified as Ms. Wan, posted along with a photo of herself and a friend. “Luckily the temperature was controlled and I had a smooth journey through the border.”
    The report about the woman did not say where in France

  33. Roger

    I’m in awe of your work.

    🙂

  34. old bloke

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3300835, posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    From The Australian…

    It is the first time in the modern history of epidemics that a government has attempted to isolate an entire city

    Albert Camus wrote of the city of Oran, Algeria being isolated in the late 40’s due to an outbreak of the Plague (The Plague / LaPeste – 1947.) I don’t know if this was a fictional account or if it actually happened.

  35. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    A simple DNA test could put all the discussions about Bruce Pascoe’s ancestry to rest. Only about $100, problem solved.
    My Grandchildren have about 4% Chinese ancestry, via their mother, who had no idea where it came from, as far as we can work out it was many generations ago.

    Strange as it may seem, none of the grandkids have any interest in wearing traditional Chinese clothing, being experts on traditional Chinese farming, or Tang Dynasty culture.

  36. MatrixTransform

    none of the grandkids have any interest in wearing traditional Chinese clothing, being experts on traditional Chinese farming, or Tang Dynasty culture.

    have you done the Bat Soup Test?

  37. Leigh Lowe

    FMD.
    This RC into VikPol informants is redacting evidence left, tight and centre and, from the preamble to the line going dead, it is obvious that VikPol counsel is running interference to prevent any embarassing stuff about Nixon, Cornelius and Ashton getting out.
    But they have just named someone three times as suspetcted of issuing threats to Gobbo without this person being convicted or even charged with that offence.

  38. mh

    Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world’s most dangerous pathogens

    22 February 2017

    A laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The move is part of a plan to build between five and seven biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) labs across the Chinese mainland by 2025, and has generated much excitement, as well as some concerns…

    https://www.nature.com/news/inside-the-chinese-lab-poised-to-study-world-s-most-dangerous-pathogens-1.21487

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    have you done the Bat Soup Test?
    Bat soup is off.
    The new special: Fillet of a fenny snake.

  40. struth

    My Grandchildren have about 4% Chinese ancestry, via their mother, who had no idea where it came from, as far as we can work out it was many generations ago.

    Strange as it may seem, none of the grandkids have any interest in wearing traditional Chinese clothing, being experts on traditional Chinese farming, or Tang Dynasty culture.

    Well said…………..

  41. struth

    And I have just had my eyes tested.
    I can assure you Bruce Pascoe is not black.
    Therefore he is not aboriginal.

    Never thought the world would be like this.

  42. Roger:

    Monsoonal rains about to hit NW QLD.

    I watched that on the radar.
    Sure enough, it split north/south over Barcaldine.
    Not a bloody drop.

  43. Leigh Lowe, since Carl’s skiing accident, who do Vikpol use as their main problem solver?

  44. shatterzzz

    How low can we get ..
    Oz, that is seems that yesterday our GG in Israel for the Holocaust event felt the need to visit Palestine, officially so lunch and an inspection of a guard of honour replete with side by side national flags.
    keep your friends close and your terrorists even closer appears to be our mantra!
    All in a day’s work ..

  45. Bar Beach Swimmer

    struth
    #3300753, posted on January 24, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Struth,
    Interesting link, thank you. The fact that a well known on-line “news” outlet is making something of the backwards and forwards discussion of Agenda 21 on FB & Twitter does show that many people have become aware of the U.N. Plan. Also, the Brexit debacle over the last 3.5 years has made more and more people aware of deliberate attempts to undermine democracies. There is hope! But it would be good if someone did a major investigation into it that then received widespread press reporting.

  46. Helen:

    It was a direct quote, Winston, good pick up, though, I hadn’t noticed it. Of course Bear ate skunk!

    I was pulling yer leg Helen.
    The original said ‘skunk’.

  47. Roger

    Not a bloody drop.

    Hang in there Winston.

    Are you on tanks?

  48. mh

    @Dystopia – #HongKong is NOT China
    @Dystopia992
    ·
    Jan 22
    Graphic ⚠️
    #ChinaPneumonia — “Bat Soup” on 🇨🇳 diners’ desk.

    #Wildlife animals hv ALWAYS been “delicacies” in #China, some even claim they can improve health & sex performance.

    https://twitter.com/Dystopia992/status/1219925516372922368?s=20

  49. mh

    @Dystopia – #HongKong is NOT China
    @Dystopia992
    ·
    Jan 23
    #ChinaPneumonia —
    TERRIFYING #bat-eating Chinese woman..

    https://twitter.com/Dystopia992/status/1220149637291610113?s=20

  50. Roger,

    Are you on tanks?

    Unfortunately, no.
    A bit expensive for a poor old pensioner like me.

  51. Roger

    Also, the Brexit debacle over the last 3.5 years has made more and more people aware of deliberate attempts to undermine democracies.

    Headline at the Bee:

    Democrats Warn That American People May Tamper With Next Election

  52. Roger

    Unfortunately, no.

    One less thing to worry about then.

  53. 132andBush

    Stop ragging on Bendigo.
    It’s going to have a beautiful mosque to compliment the Bendigo Bank head office building.

  54. Rococo Liberal

    Every time I see the picture at the top of this blog I’m reminded of that vulgar little piece of doggerel from years gone by : long and thin might get it in, but short and thick does the trick

  55. struth

    If you park in a handicap space and you are not handicapped, you are fined.
    I remember writer’s festivals being utterly outraged that the writer who won was found to be a bloke , not a sheila.
    Demanded the prize back.
    If you claim the dole and you aren’t entitled to it, you’re up shit creek.

    Now that claiming aboriginality with no proof, indeed abo’s all rejecting your claim, for financial gain, is not a problem for our AFP, which I can assure you, [and hope] has the dumbest bastards god ever put breath into , I am now claiming to be StuthBruz, the most aboriginal of all aboriginals, and indeed chief over all tribes.
    Our culture never wore bike helmets and we had no speed limits on our ancient trading routes.
    I will not wear one and when driving my black Mustang, will decide the speed I wish to travel at.
    That’s just for starters.
    I want the head of the AFP made president.
    He’ll tow the line, it seems.
    I will take over receiving the billions of dollars coming to my people from you arsehole whites and will dish it out to my people as I see fit.

    Stand by, there could be more, but someone is knocking at the door, so I’m going to do a welcome to country.
    I declare Pascoe to be a white man.
    I’m darker than he is.
    He’s really pasty, isn’t he?
    Yuk.
    Just like a newly arrived Pom.

  56. rickw

    Leigh Lowe, since Carl’s skiing accident, who do Vikpol use as their main problem solver?

    Didn’t you get the notification for bid submissions?

  57. struth

    long and thin might get it in, but short and thick does the trick

    It was.

    Long and thin goes too far in, and orften ‘urts the lady
    Short and thick, does the trick, and manufactures the baby.

    No need to thank me.
    I was born on the transport industry side of town.

  58. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world’s most dangerous pathogens

    just what the free world needs, a communist supremacist regime working on deadly pathogens of mass destruction

  59. old bloke

    mh
    #3300898, posted on January 24, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world’s most dangerous pathogens

    What are the odds that a cleaner at the Wuhan biological weapons laboratory, instead of incinerating dead monkeys from the laboratory, found he could earn an extra few yuan by selling them at the Wuhan meat market.

    “10 yuan for monkey soup with noodles, greatly enhances your sexual prowess.”

  60. rickw

    “Luckily the temperature was controlled and I had a smooth journey through the border.”

    We’re supposed to be worried about domination by these people? All we have to do is seal the borders and let them infect each other.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    , I am now claiming to be StuthBruz, the most aboriginal of all aboriginals, and indeed chief over all tribes.

    Any Western Australian Cats remember how “King Billy Cokebottle” a.k.a. Louis Beers, fooled so many indigenous on the old “Barry Martin and John K Watts” morning radio show?

  62. Cassie of Sydney

    “A simple DNA test could put all the discussions about Bruce Pascoe’s ancestry to rest. Only about $100, problem solved.”

    Agree however there is absolutely no mystery…no conjecture…and no speculation about Bruce Pascoe’s ancestry that needs explaining. He is NOT indigenous. I went to a great talk yesterday at the CIS (saw Rafe there) where Jacinta Price, Warren Mundine and Anthony Dillon all gave inspired talks about indigenous issues……and they all laughed at the idea of Pascoe being indigenous.

  63. candy

    The big problem with the Dark Emu book is that it might get into schools as a “text” to be studied.
    Our kids already believe there was genocide and about a million aboriginal people were killed.

    It’s not much of leap to teaching them that there were thriving indig. villages, communities, schools, agriculture and water systems that were completely crushed and buried by the evil white invaders who specifically got on a boat to come here and destroy the bl…k folk.

    Really, they will believe it.

  64. Helen

    LOLs Goldman sacks of gold will no longer help firms go public unless they have at least one woman on the Board.

    No woman, no float, says a man.

  65. Mater

    Any Western Australian Cats remember how “King Billy Cokebottle” a.k.a. Louis Beers, fooled so many indigenous on the old “Barry Martin and John K Watts” morning radio show?

    Try this bloke (King Percy). My aboriginal mates love him. By all accounts, not aboriginal.
    Note: Not suitable for work environment.

    https://youtu.be/EuqYu4WlzKo

  66. Helen

    hmm links not working, it is in the OZ

  67. Helen

    What are the odds that a cleaner at the Wuhan biological weapons laboratory, instead of incinerating dead monkeys from the laboratory, found he could earn an extra few yuan by selling them at the Wuhan meat market.

    x 100

    Just look at the marketing of sick pigs recently.

  68. struth

    Now you will learn.
    When Captain Cook strolled onto Botany Bay, he saw many white aboriginals who were tending their social media traditions.
    His First words on our soil were, who are these white people and why are they so technically advanced?
    He noted if they had a chronic disease, or having a heart attack, they would simply pick a certain berry or pill and instantly cured.
    Many people believe the white aboriginals died out due to the burning at the stake of every aboriginal Europeans could find, or as we now call it the “Genocide” , [the true history] however there were still a few remaining in Tasmania, and Michael Mansell showed you all, we were not all gone.
    Our numbers have sky rocketted since then, in the length of time it takes you to grow a beard and where an aboriginal flag shirt, thousands have decided to come out of the racial closet and declare their brightly reflecting, sun screen wearing, white aboriginality.

  69. Mitch M.

    The big problem with the Dark Emu book is that it might get into schools as a “text” to be studied.
    Our kids already believe there was genocide and about a million aboriginal people were killed.

    It already has. That’s another reason why I think focusing on the book is more important than the author; the latter will be interpreted as racist, the former can be assessed through evidence. The ancestry of Pascoe is now forever in limbo because the ADF hasn’t chosen to investigate it and we can’t force Pascoe to provide a sample(there are problem with DNA testing in regards to tribal identity, it is not as simple as it appears to be) so I don’t understand why people keep thinking this is a viable strategy.

    The claims of the book don’t even interest me. It’s brute obvious: Europeans showed up in leaky boats from the opposite side of the world, had writing and various technologies aborigines never had developed. The real intent of Dark Emu is to portray aborigines as being sophisticated and advanced. That’s obvious rubbish.

  70. Kev

    Rococo Liberal
    long and thin might get it in, but short and thick does the trick
    In SW West Aust the doggeral went;
    Long and thin goes to far in,
    irritates the ladies.
    Short and thick does the trick
    and manufactures babies

  71. Fisky

    Sometimes, I think about all the weird restrictions on diet etc in the Old Testament, and wonder, perhaps those wise rabbis were onto something all those millennia ago…

    @Dystopia – #HongKong is NOT China
    @Dystopia992
    ·
    Jan 22
    Graphic ⚠️
    #ChinaPneumonia — “Bat Soup” on 🇨🇳 diners’ desk.

    #Wildlife animals hv ALWAYS been “delicacies” in #China, some even claim they can improve health & sex performance.

    https://twitter.com/Dystopia992/status/1219925516372922368?s=20

  72. Helen

    Didn’t one of the Durack ladies get swamped for being discovered that she was not an indiginie male painter?

  73. struth

    No you are not black, you are left wing.
    Stop insulting blacks.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    And it says it all about the putrid progressive left in this country that they choose to put on a pedestal a man who pretends to be indigenous…… this same putrid progressive left celebrate a man who writes a book that is actually insulting to real indigenous history…a book so infused to its core with fiction, myths, errors and make believe that people should be laughing at it…..and also…..critically, a book that is, to its core, imbued with the soft bigotry of low expectations…trying to make out that the Aboriginals used European style farming practices….I mean is that not insulting? Is that not demeaning? And yet the same putrid progressive left, everyday on twitter, on their ABC, in Nein newspapers, routinely ridicule, mock, smear and taunt real indigenous people….such as Warren Mundine, Anthony Dillon and Jacinta Price…because they refuse to kowtow to the putrid progressive mindset. Oh and speaking of Jacinta Price…she who has personally lived with violence among her kin in Alice Springs, she who regularly receives death threats on twitter and facebook…all because she commits the unforgiveable crime of being a women who thinks independently and who is of the right of centre politically. And same with Mundine and Dillon….Mundine was called an “Uncle Tom” last year by that oh so progressive leftist smear merchant….Paul Bungjourno…you know…the same person who once shared digs with Gerard Ridsdale…and who says “I saw nothing” but was always happy to stick knives into Pell……but that is a rant for another day.

  75. struth

    Didn’t one of the Durack ladies get swamped for being discovered that she was not an indiginie male painter?

    Yep.

  76. struth

    , a book that is, to its core, imbued with the soft bigotry of low expectations…trying to make out that the Aboriginals used European style farming practices….I mean is that not insulting? Is that not demeaning?

    The left are the racists and the truth is irrelevant.
    All that matters is the white west is bad.
    They use and abuse and kill aboriginal people with left wing welfare to this day, to parade them as victims of the west.
    To keep them down.
    How dare Jacinta stand up.
    How dare you, Jacinta!!
    Or else they would have nothing to do with them.

  77. Helen

    Winston, you are naughty.

  78. Rossini

    struth
    #3300944, posted on January 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Love your work!

  79. Helen

    calli
    #3300885, posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    That was the first question I asked, Helen. They need to make changes so it’s automatic – the blackouts are going to get worse.

    Yes and big alarms if it doesn’t kick in, or even a back up back up generator. Small margins cant soak losses.

  80. Helen

    So not ok for white woman (who has skin name, nannies, speaks a fair bit of lingo) to paint as blackfella, but ok for white man to write as blackfella. MYSOGINEE!

  81. cohenite

    Pascoe has blessing from possum man and the abc; he is therefore untouchable right now.

  82. cohenite

    Vince Forbes has a good article on the types of fire-starters in Australia:

    Australian Fire-lighters come in six colours – yellow, black, white, blood red, dark green, and light green. All are relevant to bushfires and forest management. “Yellow” is the Fire-lighter that has been with us forever. It is the yellow flash of lightning which has always ignited the Australian bush. We’re dreaming to think we can lock yellow fire out of parks, forests and heritage areas. But good forest management can reduce the ferocity and destruction of lightning-strike fires.

    “Black” Fire-lighters came with the first Australians. Without matches or tinder boxes they probably captured the fire genie from a lightning fire. Or they carried it here on clay hearths on the floor of their canoes. They valued this magic tool for warmth, cooking, insect control, vegetation clearing, animal trapping and fighting enemies. Some also learned how to light fires using heat generated by friction, but this was a slow laborious process and it was far easier to preserve and carry fire in a burning fire-stick. To keep these sticks alight or to light a new one as they travelled, nomadic parties on the plains and deserts renewed them periodically by setting fire to a clump of dry vegetation. Then they moved on. They lit fires for many reasons, anywhere at any time. They tried to keep out of the way of fires, and were known to redirect mild grassland fires but never tried to put them out. This continual mosaic of small fires created the magnificent grasslands and open forests that Europeans admired when they first arrived. Aboriginal fire management followed no central plan, but it worked, making most lives and forests safer.

    “White” Fire-lighters were introduced by the next wave of settlers – the British, bringing matches, flints and tinder boxes. They marvelled at the grasslands and open forests they found. Soon the sheep and cattle of the squatters were flourishing on the fresh nutritious pastures of frequently burned land. They soon learned about bushfires as the “Yellow” and “Black” Fire-lighters were still operating. The squatters soon learned two new skills to protect their pastures, flocks, herds, stock-yards, wool sheds and homesteads. Firstly, reduce fire loads and encourage new grass using cool season burning. And secondly, when faced with invading fires, fight fire with fire – back burn from station tracks, freshly burned bush or creeks towards the invading fire. We need to relearn these valuable lessons.

    “Blood-Red” Fire-lighters are carried by the fire vandals – the arsonists. And the greater the fire danger, and the more headlines it creates, the more active are these pyro-maniacs.

    “Light-Green” Fire-lighters were developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s for professional foresters to protect forests with prescribed burning. These marvellous tools were banned by political fools, and are hard to procure today.

    Finally Australia was inflicted with the “Dark-Green” Fire-lighter – an imported tool that almost never works. Deep Greens keep their lighters permanently in their pockets and NEVER light anything except for token fires in small areas and to light tofu-burger barbecues or their pretentious Earth Day candles. Their attempt to lock out all fire creates a huge load of forest fuel, with dead wood, leaves, bark and weeds on the ground and vines and suckers between the trees. And neighbours living in fear of the inevitable firestorm.

    What should we do?

    First, ban the defective Dark-Green Fire-lighters, jail arsonists caught using Blood-Red Fire-lighters for thrills or malevolence, and learn to live with Yellow lightning strike fires.

    Second, mandate the use of the Light-Green Fire-lighter – an improved version of the Black & White models used by aboriginals and Squatters. Use them to remove fuel load with cool season burning. And when fire comes, use them to fight fire with fire.

    Give Light-Green Lighters to all practical foresters, landowners, fire wardens and local bushfire managers – they will safely abolish the Dark-Green nightmare of massive wildfires with the power of patchwork burning.

    With so much land burnt, now is the perfect time to make sure it does not happen again in those areas. Kick out the bureaucrats and the Deep Greens and put rangers, foresters, property owners and local fire wardens in charge.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Sometimes, I think about all the weird restrictions on diet etc in the Old Testament, and wonder, perhaps those wise rabbis were onto something all those millennia ago…

    The ancients were far smarter than us.

    Leviticus is the only health and lifestyle guide you need.

  84. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    http://www.abc.net.au › radionational › programs › awaye › great-white-ho…
    Great white hoax: Eddie Burrup and Wanda Koolmatrie … – ABC
    Aug 16, 2008 – In the late 1990s, two Aboriginal artists, Eddie Burrup and Wanda Koolmatrie, are revealed to be white people producing, respectively, art and …
    http://www.independent.co.uk › incoming › the-scandalous-outing-of-eddie…
    The scandalous outing of Eddie Burrup | The Independent
    Jul 26, 2000 – It is the most extraordinary Australian arts scandal since the Ern Malley Hoax. You can see the Eddie Burrup case as fraud or cultural .

  85. Infidel Tiger

    Even the Sharia types believe you may have sex with an animal but not sell it in your own village.

    Very wise.

  86. old bloke

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3300934, posted on January 24, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Zulu, I had some contractors at my place recently putting up a shed at the rear of my place. I told them to watch out for snakes, they are nasty this time of the year in the Perth hills.

    The supervisor told me an interesting snake story. His family migrated to Australia many years ago from Kenya as they were having some small disagreements with the Mau Mau. He was working on some communications project in the north-west of WA, and they were camped next to an aboriginal settlement.

    One day he saw a large brown snake crossing his path near his campsite, so he picked it up by the tail and took it into the scrub a fair way off and let it go. An aboriginal guy watched the process and said “watch out mate, dem things can kill ya.” He told the aboriginal guy that he wasn’t afraid of snakes, having handled many of them on his farm in Kenya.

    The aboriginal bloke didn’t understand what he was talking about, probably had never heard of Kenya, so he repeated his statement in a way the aboriginal bloke could understand, and said that snakes won’t hurt him because snakes are his totem. “Oh, righto, your the snake man” said the aboriginal guy.

    At 4 AM the next morning, a group of aboriginal men burst into his tent and pulled him off into the bush and initiated him into their tribe as the Snake Man.

    30 plus years later, he was living in one of Perth’s north eastern suburbs which has a large number of state government houses, and the housing commission bought the place next door. They moved in a young aboriginal couple, which annoyed my story-teller as there is supposed to be no more than two aboriginal households per street, and his next door neighbours were the third to move in.

    Shortly after, the next door house was packed, cars all over the verge and front lawn, much noise etc., so he went next door to tell them to keep things quiet. He told all assembled that they shouldn’t be there, it was a single family house, and the young couple who moved in would be in danger of eviction if there were too many people living there.

    He then went back to his house, and a few minutes later there was a knock on his door. He opened the door and there was an old aboriginal man standing there “Hey, are you the Snake Man?”

    Tribal affiliations being what they are, the old man then came in for many cups of tea and lots of talking. The next morning, there was another knock on the door and the same fellow was there, he came around to say goodbye and the tribe were all heading back north.

  87. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    VICTORIA LAURIE
    SENIOR REPORTER

    1:00AM AUGUST 6, 2016NO COMMENTS
    Over three days in December 1994, artist Elizabeth Durack ­feverishly put paint to canvas in a dozen paintings that — seemingly inexplicably — she signed “Eddie Burrup”.

    Her daughter Perpetua Durack Clancy, an art dealer in ­Broome, was drawn into the conceit with great reluctance. For her mother, by then in her late 70s, to be producing canvasses by “channelling” a Karrajarri Aboriginal man who did not exist was stretching the truth, she felt.

    But Perpetua gave in, swayed by loyalty, her mother’s stubborn will and a daughter’s intuition that “Eddie” was Elizabeth’s outpouring of grief for her adored older sister, writer Mary Durack.

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    The mother-daughter conspiracy that became the Eddie Burrup scandal is revealed in Art and Life: Selected Writings, a body of Elizabeth’s previously unpublished letters, diaries, poems and essays collated by Perpetua and launched this weekend in Perth.

    It shows Elizabeth depicting the Kimberley station life she and Mary witnessed in the 1930s and 40s, drawing inspiration from its indigenous people, red-dust landscapes and cattle musters.

    Her prodigious output and more than 60 solo exhibitions earned popular acclaim but faint praise from eastern critics. “She was seen as outsider and she was the pastoralist’s daughter,” says Perpetua.

    As Eddie took hold, Elizabeth wanted to test the art world in “an experiment — not a hoax — not a crime”, she wrote to her daughter in March 1995. She’d asked Perpetua to place Eddie Burrup-signed paintings under the eye of a Sydney art gallery.

    At her mother’s request, Perpetua wrote a letter from her Broome gallery describing how she “first met Eddie Burrup when he called in here late last year”.

    “He is a Karajarri man, born about 1925 in the Bidyadanga (La Grange) area south of Broome. Says he has lived all over the north and worked from time to time for mining companies in the Pilbara.”

    Eddie’s work was “sufficiently different to warrant some special presentation”, she explains, “preferably in a larger, more informed centre than Broome.”

    Perpetua then wrote to Elizabeth: “Eddie Burrup is on his first flight as I write … God, it’s nerve-racking. I have spasms of terribly cold feet.” Elizabeth was thrilled.

    They exchanged letters about pushing for Eddie’s first show, pricing his works, but that he should be “quite philosophical — not too hungry or eager for fame and fortune.”

    Elizabeth was enthralled, believing her muse had liberated her art. Totems and morphological figures emerged as layers of Rorschach ink blot images “not unlike the way they can gradually emerge on ancient rock surfaces or within moving clouds,” observes Perpetua.

    Elizabeth writes: “As Eddie draws me deeper and deeper into his world I find myself becoming not only reluctant but actually resentful of putting him on the back burner.” Perpetua responds: “Oh, oh what a tangled web.”

    The truth did emerge, but not before Eddie paintings had hung in a 1996 Adelaide Festival of Arts indigenous artists’ show and that year’s Telstra indigenous Art Award in Darwin.

    The Eddie Burrup storm “broke without warning”, noted Elizabeth in a March 1997 diary entry. She had confessed to art historian Robert Smith in Art Monthly Australia. Reporters rang, Aboriginal leaders objected, friends rallied. One Labor MP, a cousin, wrote to her that Eddie had emerged from her long years of friendship with Aboriginal ­people, “understandable and ­explicable and wonderful.”

    “Which is better,” wrote Elizabeth, “than an angry mob howling for my blood, talking of suing me and stripping poor old Eddie’s paintings off the walls of a gallery, as seen on the ABC television news tonight.”

    Other diary entries reflect Elizabeth’s frustration building over the years before using Eddie as an inspiration and, more pragmatically, as marketing in an art market obsessed by indigenous art.

    “The maddening part for me in all this is that what I am now trying for — a place, a tiny, tiny slot in the general Art picture of Australia — should lie behind me,” she writes crossly to Perpetua in 1975.

    In magazine essays and letters, she railed against “political correctness”. The stoic stockmen she befriended in her youth were being replaced by Aboriginal ­activists, and even the art world was turning against her.

    But Elizabeth couldn’t let go of Eddie, even after galleries refused to show the works. “I can’t really live without Eddie B now,” she admitted in March 1995. “He has become a part of me — me in fact.”

    The ruse remains a touchy subject, admits Perpetua, “because the dominant story that came across was that she’d stolen or appropriated Aboriginal styles, which was incorrect.”

    “Who can ever pinpoint the impetus behind creativity?” she notes, before citing the most compelling reason for Elizabeth’s quixotic ruse.

    She had felt shut-out from ­visiting her beloved dying sister Mary, after the large Durack clan was split by a bitter dispute over precious family archives left by Kimberley pastoral patriarch ­Michael Durack.

    Writes Perpetua: “One explanation for the new ‘morphological’ paintings was that, barred from visiting Mary in the months before her death, Elizabeth found an outlet for her grief in producing new work.”

    Her mother died in 2000, aged 85, while planning an Eddie Burrup exhibition that opened in London three months later.

    Her last poem, written the day before her death, includes the lines: “There is no end, But a loop, Mary and Elizabeth together.”

    VICTORIA LAURIESENIOR REPORTER
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  88. cohenite

    Rococo Liberal
    long and thin might get it in, but short and thick does the trick
    In SW West Aust the doggeral went;
    Long and thin goes to far in,
    irritates the ladies.
    Short and thick does the trick
    and manufactures babies

    The version I heard was:

    Long and thin goes all the way in and makes the babies;
    Short and thick does the trick and pleases all the ladies.

    It was on the Max Gillies show and written by Patrick Cook about 2 businessmen, one a long lanky guy and the other the short thug Elliot.

  89. Was it the Dark Emu that pointed out that if Governor Phillip had not destroyed the indigenous naval fleet, then England would now be under aboriginal rule?

  90. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler
    #3300904, posted on January 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm
    Leigh Lowe, since Carl’s skiing accident, who do Vikpol use as their main problem solver?

    Firstly, it was not a skiing accident.
    It was a cycling accident.
    A tragic cycling accident.
    As for problem solvers, Matty Johnson solved that particular problem, but his access to targets on an ongoing basis is somewhat limited.
    I don’t buy into VikPol getting rid of Fat Carl.
    My take is this (based on guesswork it has to be said):-
    Carl was their (cough) “star witness” in trying catch allegedly dodgy coppers.
    Except Carl didn’t really have much of use.
    Someone (three guesses) in VikPol fed stories to Gobbo, who then fed them to Carl (and others in other jails and on the outside).
    She salted the goldmine.
    Lo and behold, Carl (sitting in HM Barwon) is spilling his ample guts to an unimpeachable straight copper (think Iddles or Bezzina or someone like that) who then corroborate the story with other crooks in HM Port Phillip or on the outside when there is seemingly no chance they could have collaborated to cook up the story.
    Looks good.
    Carl and his family are handsomely rewarded for his story-telling, but Carl has a little problem. He is not only fitting up allegedly bent coppers past and present. He is also putting other incarcerated chaps in the frame for stuff they did or didn’t do. But Carl didn’t give a fuck. He was getting his old man off the hook with the ATO and having “memory recovery” sessions in beachside houses with his girlfriend and a fridge full of VB.
    Until the weight of people he had set up got to the point where he had to go.
    VikPol management desperately wanted him alive because he had become a very compliant and imaginative witness.
    Others wanted him dead because he had become a very imaginative witness.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #3300974, posted on January 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm
    Even the Sharia types believe you may have sex with an animal but not sell it in your own village.
    Very wise.

    Is Sharia a suburb of Perth?

  92. cohenite

    Leviticus is the only health and lifestyle guide you need.

    He was big on stonings. Why don’t you try one; just lift it up and drop it on your head.

  93. It was a cycling accident.
    A tragic cycling accident.

    My mistake. No helmet eh?

  94. Is Sharia a suburb of Perth?

    no. Its from a Stevie Wonder song. “My Sharia More.”

  95. Rockdoctor

    Sometimes, I think about all the weird restrictions on diet etc in the Old Testament, and wonder, perhaps those wise rabbis were onto something all those millennia ago…

    As my yr 10 Biology teacher used to talk about certain regions aversions to food came about due to disease. She said the ancients didn’t know about viruses or bacteria but did have the nous to know a certain animal seems to cause disease. Then how do you stop the masses eating them, well in those days the religious leaders generally were in court with the King so what better way than suddenly declaring said animal unclean or a deity. Tell an illiterate devout peasant that he can’t go to the temple till he atones or cleanses himself is an easy way to control the masses. Apparently there was some study done into it and pigs in the Mediterranean at the time did have disease issues as well as bovines in the sub continent.

    Even if it is a good story I wouldn’t put it past being plausible. The human mind can be incredibly acute at noticing patterns, even without knowledge of what the root cause is.

  96. Do I need to upgrade my version of windows to protect against Corollavirus*?

    h/t Bruce

  97. Helen

    Thanks for that, JB, stirring stuff. Good on her. Sucks to them.

    The stoic stockmen she befriended in her youth were being replaced by Aboriginal ­activists,

    The chattering classes, the grievance feeders, the gravy train drivers smothering the land, poisoning the wells of common purpose.

  98. Fisky

    As my yr 10 Biology teacher used to talk about certain regions aversions to food came about due to disease.

    Not just the food – all of the injunctions against sodomy, adultery crop-mixing, etc, were simply reactions to the fact that these practices had catastrophic consequences (which they assumed reflected God’s judgment).

  99. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler

    #3300986, posted on January 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    It was a cycling accident.
    A tragic cycling accident.

    My mistake. No helmet eh?

    Yes.
    You can never be too careful.

  100. Helen

    In that twitter bat soup story up stairs, there was a picture of pangolian fetus soup.

    That’s an Armadillo sez I.

    Unfortunately it is a scaly anteater, not an armadillo, but it looks the same.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    Jack the Insider has just uploaded a piece on Belle Gibson……I posted a comment which took five seconds to get rejected…

    “Great piece Jack…and as for your line….”Perhaps the greatest crime of a faker like Gibson is that she has made people suspicious of all cancer sufferers”

    I think the same applies to people who fake their ethnicity for attention and to sell books.
    whatshot0likesreply0replies
    Story: Belle’s crime: cancer sufferers no longer heard
    REJECTED

    You gotta laugh at the state of this country.

  102. Cassie of Sydney

    I don’t see any difference between Belle Gibson and Bruce Pascoe.

  103. Tailgunner

    you may have sex with an animal but not sell it in your own village.

    Fkn, don’t IT, you’ll rile up the MGTOW’s!

  104. Huck

    Just found out the video for this song was filmed entirely at my golf club.
    Number 1 in 14 countries apparently. I’d never heard it.

  105. Top Ender

    Hey Cassie, have just tried: “Gibson really needs to serve jail time as an example to others thinking of trying the same scam.”

    We’ll see.

  106. Narwhal Tusk

    Short and fat, get rid of that!

  107. Mark A

    May I interrupt?
    BoN can you confirm this?

    Garlic—Love the Taste, Hate the Smell

    How Stainless Steel Stops Garlic Smells

    Simply rubbing your fingers against the blade of your knife, or the faucet of your sink while, or directly after, rinsing with water for about ten seconds, will neutralize garlic smells completely. And there’s a scientific reason to back it up.

    See, when garlic is cut, it releases sulfuric compounds that turn into sulfuric acid when mixed with water. The sulfuric acid is what we smell on our hands hours later. But, sulfuric compounds also bind with stainless steel. So, if you allow the acid on your hands the chance to bind with the metals in your knife, or on your faucet, you end up garlic-scent-free.

    The best part? This works with fish and onion smells, too, as they’re also sulfur-based. And, if you prefer it, many companies make a stainless steel “soap” bar that has the same effect. It’s literally just a block of stainless steel, but for those who prefer not to play with knives, it might be worth looking into.

    So next time you catch a whiff of garlic scent, don’t reach for hand soap. Just grab your faucet or rub the edge of your knife instead, and say goodbye to garlic stench.

  108. Tailgunner

    Let’s just say being able to stretch her out, and hurt her a little if you want, is ideal.
    :smoking:

  109. pete m

    Serena gone!!!
    Guess we won’t worry about her views on m court

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Not just the food – all of the injunctions against sodomy, adultery crop-mixing, etc, were simply reactions to the fact that these practices had catastrophic consequences (which they assumed reflected God’s judgment).

    Seafood scoffing sodomites, not practising crop rotation are a biological plague nightmare.

  111. Cassie of Sydney

    “pete m
    #3301018, posted on January 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm
    Serena gone!!!
    Guess we won’t worry about her views on m court”

    There is a God.

  112. Top Ender

    Rejected, Cassie. Weird.

    Have appealed.

  113. 1735099

    You gotta laugh at the state of this country.

    You gotta laugh at the state of that poster.

  114. Cassie of Sydney

    “Top Ender
    #3301024, posted on January 24, 2020 at 4:09 pm
    Rejected, Cassie. Weird.

    Have appealed.”

    Top Ender….your comment is totally benign…much more benign than mine……however I reckon that they are being swamped with comments alluding to Pascoe vis-à-vis Gibson….and such is their cowardice they are rejecting most comments.

  115. cohenite

    It’s a small point but Lt col, Mr vindman who testified against Trump on policy and who was offered positions with the Ukraine government, still has his fucking job; spying on Trump and subverting his policies.

    Nothing ever happens to these bastards. Nothing will happen to Schiff, comey, McCabe brennan, shrillary; nothing will happen.

    Until it does we’re fucked and trolls can come here knowing that while no conservative can get a guernsey at the abc/conversation or any other leftie site they can go to any conservative site and dickheads will defend their right to do so.

  116. Mitch M.

    Even if it is a good story I wouldn’t put it past being plausible. The human mind can be incredibly acute at noticing patterns, even without knowledge of what the root cause is.

    Reasonable. Pharmaceutical companies used to hire anthropologists to befriend shamans so they could find out the secret herbs and spices hunter gatherer societies used to treat various ailments.

  117. Cassie of Sydney

    “1735099
    #3301026, posted on January 24, 2020 at 4:13 pm
    You gotta laugh at the state of this country.

    You gotta laugh at the state of that poster.”

    I laugh at you everyday…..Joo hater. How many dead Joos did you fantasise about today?

  118. Ubique

    What’s with the Drudge Report being so utterly negative about President Trump? I’ve got to the point where I’ve stopped looking to Drudge for useful news aggregation.

  119. Ian

    Serena Williams out of the oz open very impressive performance by the young Chinese lady, whom, last time they met was flogged 0-1 in 45 minutes, good to see the very large end of Williams born.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    See, when garlic is cut, it releases sulfuric compounds that turn into sulfuric acid when mixed with water. The sulfuric acid is what we smell on our hands hours later. But, sulfuric compounds also bind with stainless steel. So, if you allow the acid on your hands the chance to bind with the metals in your knife, or on your faucet, you end up garlic-scent-free.

    The best part? This works with fish and onion smells, too, as they’re also sulfur-based.

    Mark – The active ingredient in garlic is allyl mercaptan and related compounds diallylsulfide and diallyl disulfide. Allicin is another one, which is the odour of fresh cut garlic.

    They’re all sulfides although allicin is a sulfide-sulfoxide.

    No sulfuric acid. That’s garbage. But the idea is not ridiculous since the nickel in the stainless steel, and nickel oxide surface layer, are good catalysts and have an affinity for sulfides and π-bonded organics. So it could well bind to the allyl sulfides and render them less smelly.

    Onion smell is this chemical, an S-oxide. It’s a bit more oxidized than the allyl sulfides in garlic, but it’d turn into unsmelly propylsulfonic acid with more oxidation. Likewise that’s plausible with a nickel oxide catalyst.

    The smell of fish on the other hand is an amine not a sulfide, but nickel is pretty good at complexing with amines too.

    So the idea may have merit but the described chemistry is total rubbish. 😀

  121. Tailgunner

    Odds that Brad Pitt has a share in the Pirbright Institute?

  122. 8th Dan

    #3300870, posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I mentioned yesterday’s blackout here this morning. Inconvenient and annoying.

    One of the local chicken farms lost hundreds of birds in the time it took to get the genset going. He was saying that the larger producers lose thousands.

    #3300882, posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I wonder why it is not set up to auto start in the event of power loss? My home gen set is set up that way, surely you’d do the same with your chook farm?

    #3300885, posted on January 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    That was the first question I asked. They need to make changes so it’s automatic – the blackouts are going to get worse.

    Apparently just ten minutes is critical in these places.

    Raises eyebrows … slowly shakes head … sips beer.

  123. Tailgunner

    Fkn hell, Ian!
    The Bantu Appreciation Thread is thata-way!
    ➡️

  124. Infidel Tiger

    What’s with the Drudge Report being so utterly negative about President Trump? I’ve got to the point where I’ve stopped looking to Drudge for useful news aggregation.

    Drudge retired to be a fulltime homo.

    Some leftwing random runs it now.

  125. Des Deskperson

    Th headline on the ABC news website, fourth item down:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/

    describes the three ‘heroic American firefighters’ who died in NSW tanker crash in quotation marks.

    Why? Using quotation marks like this is often a way of expressing disbelief or derision. Odd!!

  126. LoL!
    Democrats tearing themselves to pieces. Tulsi is suing Hillary for 50 million. Apparently Tulsi was in the military. Obviously as a vet she will get depressed and kill herself.

  127. Chris

    Seafood scoffing sodomites, not practising crop rotation are a biological plague nightmare.

    I know, right?

  128. Zatara

    What’s with the Drudge Report being so utterly negative about President Trump? I’ve got to the point where I’ve stopped looking to Drudge for useful news aggregation.

    Drudge went over to the dark side ages ago. Rumour has it he sold out, literally. Sold the site to persons of the left persuasion.

    Here’s an alternative similar to the Drudge of old.

  129. Infidel Tiger

    Serena Williams out of the oz open very impressive performance by the young Chinese lady

    Was Serena struggling for breath?

    Probably got Coronaed.

  130. cohenite

    Raises eyebrows … slowly shakes head … sips beer.

    Are your eyebrows fake too. Video of dickless drinking beer:

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Probably got Coronaed.

    The car, the beer or the virus?

  132. P

    Vice President Pence addresses World Holocaust Forum in Israel

    Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum ceremony at Yad Vashem.

  133. 8th Dan

    describes the three ‘heroic American firefighters’ who died in NSW tanker crash in quotation marks.

    Why? Using quotation marks like this is often a way of expressing disbelief or derision. Odd!!

    It’s a quote from the Governor of California’s tweet about the men. Mentioned in the body of the article.

  134. The sulfuric acid is what we smell on our hands hours later

    Hey Bruce, can you smell it? (H2SO4)
    I never have noticed. I can taste it, but not smell it.

  135. Mark A

    So the idea may have merit but the described chemistry is total rubbish.

    Thanks BoN it came from the most reliable source, LOL my inbox, via the interwebs.🤣

  136. struth

    So if you have garlic breath, lick the knife?

  137. cohenite

    Drudge went over to the dark side ages ago. Rumour has it he sold out, literally. Sold the site to persons of the left persuasion.
    Here’s an alternative similar to the Drudge of old.

    Just go to Whatfinger:

    https://www.whatfinger.com/

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey Bruce, can you smell it? (H2SO4)

    As a vapour you can, it will catch in the back of your throat. But sulfuric acid solutions up to 97% H2SO4 have no odour. Very concentrated (ie nearly 100%) will have SO3 fumes coming from the liquid. That’s bad stuff.

  139. struth

    Actually , it’s the non sedentary carbon adjustment continuum , pre phased with hyper related conditional atmospheric hydration of peak trace elements, and breathing in through your nose.

  140. Geriatric Mayfly

    In that twitter bat soup story up stairs, there was a picture of pangolian fetus soup.Unfortunately it is a scaly anteater, not an armadillo, but it looks the same.

    And thanks again to Chinee peculiarities and African voodoo, Pangolins are now a highly endangered species.

  141. struth

    C12H21NO4S3 has always been a yummy addition to meals.

    Garlic contains 0.1-0.36% of a volatile oil these volatile compounds are generally considered to be responsible for most of the pharmacological properties of garlic. I’ve heard Garlic contains at least 33 bloody sulfur compounds like aliin, allicin, ajoene, allylpropl, diallyl, trisulfide, sallylcysteine, vinyldithiines, S-allylmercaptocystein, and others, do you agree BoN?

    Besides sulfure compounds garlic contains 17 amino acids and their glycosides, arginine and others. Minerals such as selenium and enzymes like allinase, peroxidases, myrosinase, and others. Garlic contains a higher concentration of sulfur compounds than any other Allium species, which I would have expected.

    The sulfur compounds are responsible both for garlic’s pungent odour and many of its medicinal effects, ya know, good for colds, The odour is formed by the action of the enzyme allinase on the sulfur compound alliin. This enzyme is inactivated by heat, which accounts for the fact that cooked garlic produces neither as strong an odour as raw garlic nor nearly as powerful physiological effects.

  142. calli

    It was over 40 when the power went off. Apparently heat stress is more deadly for heavier birds. This farmer raised meat birds.

    Enjoy your beer.

  143. struth

    They trespass to save the chickens while their policies of insanity kill them in their thousands from heat stress………………………….basically cooked alive.

  144. Lysander

    Enjoy your beer.

    Ok Calli, thanks, if you insist… 😛

    Anyone know when Hendo’s media watch dog blog is back out or is he still on a WEB?

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    One of the local chicken farms lost hundreds of birds in the time it took to get the genset going. He was saying that the larger producers lose thousands.

    And where are all the crying leftist eyes about the poor smothered chickens? Killed due to leftist energy policies. To say nothing of the old folk reduced to sitting around the shopping centres nodding away after a sleepless night with no fans or aircon due to high energy prices on the pension.

  146. calli

    You’re welcome, Lysander. I’m having a vodka soda, otherwise known as a Skinny Bitch.

    Well earned, too. Spent most of today in the garden ripping out weeds and wielding the secateurs.

  147. Lysander

    Well at least you earned it. Can’t say I had the most productive day in the office today… although I did get home from Sydney pretty late last night for work (well that’s my excuse anyway)

  148. Top Ender

    Why George Pell was moved from Melbourne Assessment Prison to Barwon prison

    Disgraced cardinal George Pell was hurriedly shifted to the high-security Barwon Prison this month after a drone spotted flying close to the CBD jail prompted security fears. But this is what it was really doing.

    Aneeka Simonis, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only
    |
    January 24, 2020 11:27am

    Police investigating a drone which was spotted hovering metres from George Pell have concluded it was not spying on him.

    A Victoria Police probe found the drone was being flown as part of an unrelated “commercial operation”.

    Two men were interviewed by police and referred to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

    The Catholic cardinal was moved from Melbourne Assessment Prison after a drone was spotted hovering near a visitors’ garden frequented by Pell on January 9.

    The security breach landed him at Barwon Prison, with the state’s most dangerous criminals.

    It is understood he will remain there for some time even though he was found not to have been a spy target.

    A prison source told the Herald Sun: “There are no plans to move him back”.

    A Department of Justice spokesman said prisons conduct “rigorous security and risk assessments to ensure the safe and secure placement of all prisoners”.

    In 2018, the state government brought in a maximum penalty of two years behind bars for anyone caught with a drone within 120m of a jail or youth justice centre.

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is assessing whether it will investigate the men involved in the prison threat.

    Those in breach of the rules can be hit with fines of up to $10,500, a spokesman said.

    Pell has spent almost a year in custody in Melbourne on child sex offences.

    He is serving a maximum sentence of six years for abusing two choirboys in the 1990s, while he was Archbishop of Melbourne.

    Pell will have a final chance to overturn the convictions at the High Court of Australia later this year.

    [email protected]

    @AneekaSimonis

  149. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Speaking of shopping centres, I’ve just been injured in Coles. Was running second son around to do a food shop as he’s had another of his gambling sprees and is destitute again. I was pushing the trolley, he was gathering those things he most needs, and some woman shoved her trolley into a tight spot next to mine. She was driving on the inside lane, plenty of room on the other side of me, and so she clipped my hand a severe one as I had it on the edge of the trolley. It would have been worse except for Hairy’s five big diamond channel set ring, which acted as a sort of knuckle duster to deflect the worst of it. I still have a deep bruise all around that finger and my yelp could be heard by all; a service woman came up with a plastic bag with ice in it and slowly I recovered. The service woman said if I wanted to have the injury registered she would have to get the name of the person who injured me, who after profuse apologies and a great sense of upset had moved on.

    I said I’d be fine. No point, I said to my son, in making that person’s life more miserable than it is.
    You know she’s a trannie? said my son. That’s what I mean, I said to him. Spaced out trannie in a bad dress having a bad hair day doesn’t need me to make it worse. We moved on to the check out.

  150. Bruce of Newcastle

    do you agree BoN?

    Yes, Struth. Allicin has useful antibacterial properties too, as I recall from 3rd year chemistry lectures.

    One of my colleagues needed occasionally to make a batch of allyl mercaptan for his project. He was banned from doing it in office hours, but if you were walking back from the USU cafeteria on City Rd after dinner you’d quickly know he was synthesizing it as it’d pong out a 100m zone from the Chemistry Bldg.

    There isn’t much selenium in garlic. I know this because another colleague used to make selenium compounds. If you thought sulfur compounds were stinky, hydroselenides are ‘way beyond the known universe of stinky…

  151. Old School Conservative

    Anyone know when Hendo’s media watch dog blog is back out or is he still on a WEB?

    ….it will emerge from its WEB on Friday 31 January 2020

  152. Infidel Tiger

    Was running second son around to do a food shop as he’s had another of his gambling sprees and is destitute again.

    Your kids seem to have a lot of issues. Did you spare the rod? Long absences from travel blogging?

  153. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘Twas in Surrey Hills. An area with a lot of gentrification, many trendies and a mass of public housing in nearby Redfern and Waterloo. You have to pay $1 refundable to release the trolley and people hang around to collect the dollar if you forget it, busying themselves looking for ciggie butts in the meantime.

    So much for the wonderful anti-smoking ‘health’ price measures which simply drive the desperate poor to risk every disease going on the street from the butt ends.

  154. Arky

    King so what better way than suddenly declaring said animal unclean or a deity.

    ..
    Armadildos. Unclean or God?
    Hmmmmm. Tough. Tough question.
    I’m going with filthy little vermin.

  155. Lysander

    Thanks OSC.

    And Top Ender… that Pell story just shows what a fucking disgrace Victoria has become. A man (whom I presume innocent), is moved to a MAXIMUM SECURITY prison for doing nothing wrong and, once admitted he was not at fault, “there are no plans to move him back?” This is just one last “fuck you” from Doughnut King Fatty Ashton.

  156. Arky

    I’m stuffed.
    All the fast food shops around are owned by chinese.
    fish and chips tonight.
    Asked the guy: “Ni shi Wuhan ren ma”?
    Didn’t answer. Just smiled and added some more bat wing sauce to the batter.

  157. Leigh Lowe

    pete m

    #3301018, posted on January 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Serena gone!!!
    Guess we won’t worry about her views on m court

    Gold!!
    The SJWs were desparate for Serena to get Grand Slam #24 so they could despatch Margaret Court from the record books.
    She’s got no hope now.
    Too fat.
    Too lazy.
    Too old.
    Struggling to reach the quarters of minor tournaments now.

  158. Arky

    Bastards could at least offer some of those cool Uighur reeducation camp special lung replacements with the corona infected flake and chips.

  159. Zyconoclast

    Now, if grants and benefits were based on merit and need instead of race, as they should be in an eganitarian democracy, this complex problem would largely disappear. Which politician would try to unscramble that egg?

    Our YAM in Paris would whole heartedly agree.

  160. Lysander

    If it arrives in Australia does it then become the VB virus? (the VBV?)

  161. shatterzzz

    Odds that Brad Pitt has a share in the Pirbright Institute?

    It was part of his salary package for World War Z …….

  162. Des Deskperson

    ‘It’s a quote from the Governor of California’s tweet about the men. Mentioned in the body of the article.’

    Thanks Dan, but maybe the ABC should have mentioned that in the heading, otherwise it looks sorta sarcastic.

  163. max

    Don’t be a prick, IT. You’ve never had a gambling problem, or been in the vicinity of someone who has.

  164. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Your kids seem to have a lot of issues. Did you spare the rod? Long absences from travel blogging?

    I knew that this would arise here sometime, and most likely from someone like you.

    My eldest son is mildly autistic, but tries hard, and has a quite severely autistic son and another son whom I have partly brought up as his mother has severe schizophrenia. My second son has a genuine bipolar mental disorder and won’t take medication (genetically it is in my family and their father’s, so double whammy). Their father was a double university medalist and extremely brilliant but rather depressive and emotionally fragile; . He is also a long standing and unreconstructed leftist who had influence during their childhoods. I have spent most of my life trying to assist these two in every way possible, including during their disturbed teenage years, and still assist when they have problems, which is frequently. We sent them to private schools, which helped. They had significant stability in their home life with me and Hairy, my second husband and they both now say they are grateful to him for this. They had both left home long before I started blogging here or doing anything else but being a good mother to them, something I could do well by stinting on my own academic career. The times were not good for them, and nor were drugs.

    My two children with Hairy are very good kids. Our daughter has been offered a partnership in one of the big four accounting firms, where she is already a director. She is brilliant, beautiful, emotionally very stable, married well, has two well-brought up children and is heading up to earn more than Hairy did. Her husband is a CEO. Our son is a heading up in seniority in the public sector, is happily and well married to an female engineer, has a young baby. Both of these two children of ours have law degrees, one has a practicing certificate, and both have higher degrees in taxation. Both own substantial property generated by their own activities.

    Hairy is extremely supportive of me helping both my sons and some other members of my extended family who may need it. As I didn’t come from an area or familial situation of privilege my familial connections obviously stray far beyond what most people on this blog are familiar with. My mother was for many years severely schizophrenic. My father had long periods of paranoid delusions. Neither had any education. Both are dead now.

    I am sane. Any more questions? May I kindly suggest that no-one’s life is perfect, and that if yours is then get down on your knees, thank your god, and count yourself lucky.

  165. Old School Conservative

    Struggling to reach the quarters of minor tournaments now

    Serena has a magnificent tennis record and should retire now.
    Full time business and Grand slam tennis do not go together.

  166. Cassie of Sydney

    Lizzie darling…hope you are okay?

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    wielding the secateurs.

    Calli, I bought a Christmas Bush in a pot which flowered well over Christmas and has now died back. The label says to prune it hard after flowering, so I have just cut off all the dead bits, which included half the main stem. It is still alive lower down. Do you think it is still retrievable? We wanted to plant it out in a sunny spot in the garden, but it does seem rather a fragile thing. Would I be better off buying another?

  168. Cassie of Sydney

    Great news from Avi about those trumped up charges……

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmn2dRoeF0o

    Interesting that it was instigated by those oh so tolerant Greens.

  169. Tintarella di Luna

    Lizzie sorry to hear about your injury today hope all is well.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    May I kindly suggest that no-one’s life is perfect, and that if yours is then get down on your knees, thank your god, and count yourself lucky.

    +1 Lizzie.

    God has blessed me very generously, but so many people have a terrible time of it. ‘Tis a vale of tears oftentimes.

  171. feelthebern

    The most insidious aspect of the charges against Avi was that there was a suppression order that banned him from commenting on any media platform regarding what the charges were.
    Does anyone know who the judge was who ordered that?
    That kind of information should be public.
    Just like the person/persons who signed off in the DPP approving these charges.

  172. calli

    They are hard to kill (but, yes, I have the distinction of killing one). Prune back by half. May need re-potting and fertiliser. They grow wild up here, acres of them. Tough as.

  173. cohenite

    Great news from Avi about those trumped up charges……
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmn2dRoeF0o
    Interesting that it was instigated by those oh so tolerant Greens.

    Avi is our Tommy Robinson.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    May I kindly suggest that no-one’s life is perfect, and that if yours is then get down on your knees, thank your god, and count yourself lucky.

    May I kindly suggest that 99% of people don’t fill the internet with tales of their family and then get all shirty when questions are asked.

    Besides, creative writing class is the next door down.

  175. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3301147, posted on January 24, 2020 at 6:21 pm
    The most insidious aspect of the charges against Avi was that there was a suppression order that banned him from commenting on any media platform regarding what the charges were.
    Does anyone know who the judge was who ordered that?
    That kind of information should be public.
    Just like the person/persons who signed off in the DPP approving these charges.”

    Yep…Victoria is corrupt…totally corrupt.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cassie, I’m fine. Don’t worry about me. You know this is just daily life for me. I just will not let people give me the guilts. I’ve tried my best and am still trying hard to bring these two wayward kids of mine into a happier state of being. Their father I’ve always thought is also slightly autistic, as he got one of his medals in symbolic logic and he is much happier with notational abstractions than the realities of children or life in general. Sometimes you just have to take the blow and say some of this is likely genetic. It’s a spectrum. And also that how kids process things will differ between kids genetically and a/c to what they experience. He is now retired after a career as an academic. He does love those boys, as I do, but they totally bewilder him.

    Academia in some faculties, says Hairy, is a sheltered workshop for the intellectually enabled.

    Cassie, did you hear Hairy’s question re Matt Corman on PM Live last nite? Who are you talking to? I call out from my study, around 9.30 when I hear him with his ‘professional’ voice on. I wander out to see Paul Murray listening intently and then throwing Hairy’s question to Tina McQueen and Campbell Newman: to paraphrase it, he wanted to know why they thought the Libs were so hopeless at saying what really caused the bushfires? Tina said Corman had to give a little to the general tenre of Davos. This, after saying how much she admired Trump for being very direct. Campbell then said he was reinvigorated to take up the lies in future when he heard them from public sector firies etc.

    I thought that you would be a great caller too, Cass, while they have the lines open as a TV experiment.

  177. max

    ‘Tis an open forum, IT. Some of us vent, some boast, some flounce, some drink.

  178. Cassie of Sydney

    I missed it Lizzie…oh gosh…I went to bed early last night. I wish I had heard Hairy’s question. I have thought that I would try and put in a call to PM Live!

    Also…we need to have a Sydney Cat Catch up….ASAP.

  179. Arky

    I have to side with perky.
    Can’t we all be nice to each other in the few remaining days we have before dying a horrendous chocking death from chinese bat armadildo snake flu?

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Besides, creative writing class is the next door down.

    No it isn’t. That’s your door. It’s labelled “Intolerance”.

    If you are really interested then you need to learn how to ask questions nicely.
    But I don’t expect you really want a reply. Interest is not your forte. Snipe is what you do best.

    Pity. You could have been quite a fun person in your day. Maybe you were.

  181. Tintarella di Luna

    May I kindly suggest that no-one’s life is perfect, and that if yours is then get down on your knees, thank your god, and count yourself lucky.

    +1 Lizzie.

    God has blessed me very generously, but so many people have a terrible time of it. ‘Tis a vale of tears oftentimes.

    My dear departed mamma oft repeated Italian say: If we all took our cross to the village square to swap with someone else’s, we’d come home with our own.

  182. calli

    Weeds are good for ventilation. Voltaire was right about that, at least.

  183. Infidel Tiger

    I know everything about her sex life, her holidays, her past and I ask one question about her parenting and I’m the bad guy?

  184. Arky

    and I’m the bad guy?

    ..
    It’s the 2020’s.
    Open up a bit more.
    Be vulnerable and sharing.
    Xunt.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    First time I’ve seen Infi on the back foot. 😀

  186. Infidel Tiger

    Hahaha!

    Joe Rogan endorses Bernie Sanders.

    Anyone who smokes pot is a fucking moron. That is some serious brain damage.

  187. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have to side with perky.
    Can’t we all be nice to each other in the few remaining days we have before dying a horrendous chocking death from chinese bat armadildo snake flu?

    Thanks, Arky. The truth is, I think I have that disease already, for I am sickening by the minute. One of the teenagers was sniffling on Wednesday after their swim and she seemed worse the next morning when they left. Her father goes regularly to China. So clearly, my light temp, sneezes and general terseness (sorry IT but this is physical) is the beginning of the possibly fatal Armadillo Dose of a different sort of Yin-Yang bat flu. Or else it’s just anther summer head cold due to too much aircon during the latest round of absolutely unprecedented heat.

    Hairy has just fed me some of his show-your-drivers-license very rare industrial strength Codral for Heroes and Heroines. That is so I can now ‘soldier on’ and go down to the ‘orchard’ and tie netting with him (he made a special trip to Bunnings just now for this) over his fruit trees that the birds are starting to notice and snip.

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ps he is so happy about this netting purchase, came in waving it, that I haven’t had the heart to tell him that Calli and others have said it’s probably going to be useless. 🙂

  189. Infidel Tiger

    First time I’ve seen Infi on the back foot. 😀

    Sarcasm. It’s a new thing. All the boomers are doing it.

  190. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3301171, posted on January 24, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Hahaha!

    Joe Rogan endorses Bernie Sanders.

    Anyone who smokes pot is a fucking moron. That is some serious brain damage.

    Here’s the go with this.

    Bernie is 3/4s libertarian. Nearly all his economic policies are crap, but they will never get through. However his social policies may.

    I don’t agree with this argument as there is a risk some will.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I know everything about her sex life, her holidays, her past and I ask one question about her parenting and I’m the bad guy?

    No, you know nozzing. Cheer up though. Mwwwah.
    Ooops. Forgot about the sneezing and temp.

    Look, we’re all in this together, and as they say, no-one gets out of here alive.
    I know you’re not the bad guy. I have plenty of other candidates for that, not on the Cat, natch.

  192. dopey

    Serena out. There’s always the mixed doubles.

  193. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Bastards could at least offer some of those cool Uighur reeducation camp special lung replacements with the corona infected flakesnake and chips.

    covfefefefefe

  194. Tintarella di Luna

    The blood of the dead bushfire victims, including the three dead Americans, and the millions of animals, is on the hands of the Greens, the local councils, the various state Parks and Wildlife clueless numpties but most of all the state governments which have allowed the fuel loads to increase catastrophically. It the state governments which are responsible by acquiescing to the enviro-madness which passed for land management over the last decade or more.

  195. feelthebern

    It should be as simple as click, click to find out the hazard reduction history of every state/federal piece of land in Australia.
    And there needs to be an ultimate decision maker history allotted for every grid reference.
    That is, if someone didn’t oversee hazard reduction for a period of time, those details should be easily found.

  196. Mark A

    Something different, rare pic. of U-boat race.

  197. cohenite

    From the whacky world of RoP;

    UK: RoP claimed bomb was on airplane in order to delay it because he was late to catch it

    UK: Top cop involved in failed RoP r.pe gang investigation promoted to chief of child exploitation unit

    Good old UK. No one in authority gives a rats anymore, except Trump.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  198. Dave in Marybrook

    LL, please-
    win an Open= Open win.
    Win all four Opens in a season = Grand Slam.

  199. Infidel Tiger

    Cohenite, you seem upset?

    I offer you my bosom.

  200. feelthebern

    What most here at the Cat have known for a long time, is that the tax hoovering class want all the trappings of power, higher than market packages, but zero responsibly or transparency.
    My view is that with total transparency the system would start to correct itself.

  201. Roger

    Top cop involved in failed RoP r.pe gang investigation promoted to chief of child exploitation unit

    Nobody in the managerial elite seems to pay a price for their ineptitude anymore.

    At least the idiot sons of the old monied aristocracy were exiled.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bastards could at least offer some of those cool Uighur reeducation camp special lung replacements with the corona infected flakesnake and chips.

    A book I picked up in a 2nd hand store once was “The Long Walk” by Slavomir Rawicz. A fine read. The escapees caught and ate snakes in the Gobi on their way from Yakutsk to British India.

    Fun later to find out this was a sort of Polish “Dark Emu”.

    Which fooled Peter Weir big time. Although I think there’s a lot of truth in the book it’s hard to work out what bits are true and what is fiction.

  203. vlad

    B. Wongar was another faux indigene; Serbian in reality. Remember him? Born 1932, still alive.

    I can remember watching an SBS documentary that swallowed whole every story he told about himself; even though it was obvious bunkum from start to finish.

    My suspicion is that Prof Pascoe actually had a great-uncle whose second cousin’s sister-in-law married an aborigine and when he found that out he felt such a kinship to indigenous Australia that he went native himself. And that’s why he claims to have documents but won’t release them. He doesn’t want people to know what a ludicrous basis his claimed identity rests on.

    Either that or he made the whole thing up.

  204. feelthebern

    Great movie though, Bruce.
    After watching it, I looked up the story & was disappointed to see it was an exaggeration (at best) or a fabrication (at worst).

  205. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301198, posted on January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    The Long Walk

    I think I read that, plagued by sandflies at one stage were they?

  206. Mark A

    They made movie out of it?

  207. struth

    Yes, Struth. Allicin has useful antibacterial properties too, as I recall from 3rd year chemistry lectures.

    Fancy taking me seriously……………………….[I know you are not]
    I haven’t a clue what I cut and pasted about Garlic.
    I feel dishonest and must clear the air.
    I just added a bit of my own flavour to a couple of the sentences.
    You’re such a bloody gentleman, BoN!!!!

  208. 8th Dan

    Very remiss of Prime Newcastle and NBN 3 not to report that yesterday’s power outage caused the sudden demise of hundreds and thousands of plump chickens in yesterday’s devastating heat.

    Hmmm … Cracks another James Squire Hop Thief American Pale Ale No 9.

    Not even a mention in the Newcastle Morning Herald …

    Maybe it will make the next edition of the Star.

  209. JC

    Artie

    Cronkite is always upset these days. He’s developed a really bad attitude.

  210. areff

    The ABC report of the Weinstein trial contains this gem:

    After dropping her off, he knocked on her door and came inside uninvited.

    She testified that after forcing intercourse on her, he performed oral sex on her as she protested.

    “It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual,” she said.

    Innocent as I am, is it unusual for women to “shake in a way that was very unusual” as a consequence of oral sex?

    More worldly Cats more care to comment.

  211. struth

    sudden demise of hundreds and thousands of plump chickens in yesterday’s devastating heat.

    The heat isn’t devastating you fecal blimp, the lack of power is.

  212. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently mentioning that watching black Christians being burnt alive was not a thing a normal person should do has triggered him.

  213. mh

    Falling iguanas and patchy cloud

    NWS Miami
    @NWSMiami
    Jan 21 – This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr! #flwx #miami

    https://twitter.com/NWSMiami/status/1219691736412246016?s=20

  214. JC

    Incredible

    24 hours at the cat and it’s free of aboriginal Tourettes.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    “It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual,” she said.

    I know the feeling.

  216. Bruce of Newcastle

    Dan – Why would any of them report it?

    NBN Nein is a semi-detached part of the Fairfax kolkhoz. Prime Ncl is thoroughly lefty like Se7en. The Newcastle Herald is Fairfax, mainly produced in Kiwiland. And the Star is Fairfax too.

  217. struth

    Innocent as I am, is it unusual for women to “shake in a way that was very unusual” as a consequence of oral sex

    Oral …….Talking about sex usually makes Mrs Struth shake her head.
    It’s nothing unusual.

  218. cohenite

    Cronkite is always upset these days. He’s developed a really bad attitude.

    That’s not true head prefect. Kunts can be fun and useful; except when they’re not.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    Ian Miles Cheong

    Verified account

    @stillgray
    32m32 minutes ago
    More
    China is covering up the number of Coronavirus fatalities. Hospitals are turning away the sick because they’re understaffed, underequipped, and overcrowded. People are dying in their homes. Their deaths aren’t being counted.

    We need a total travel ban from China and anyone who has been there in the last month.

  220. cohenite

    Apparently mentioning that watching black Christians being burnt alive was not a thing a normal person should do has triggered him.

    See, IT is a kunt.

  221. JC

    It is true, cronkers . You’re always agitated,

    To use a comment wifey uses against me in an argument.

    This is a side of you I don’t like.

    As if about me. However, it is true about you.

  222. cohenite

    To use a comment wifey uses against me in an argument.

    Head prefect, do you see me as your wife surrogate.

  223. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apparently mentioning that watching black Christians being burnt alive was not a thing a normal person should do has triggered him.

    It’s ok Infi, if you don’t like that sort of thing there’s always the BH kiddie executing the Christian guy (22 Jan) and the beheadings of the bride and bridesmaids on the way to her wedding (6 Jan).

  224. Infidel Tiger

    Bruce, I know that that right now a young Aboriginal girl is being gang roped by drunk rellos.

    I don’t need to watch the vids to know it’s abhorrent.

  225. me262

    Holidaying in Queenstown NZ at the moment.
    It’s seriously nice here.

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    Well, Infi, if that is the case maybe you should compose your prose a little more sensitively.

  227. cohenite

    I don’t need to watch the vids to know it’s abhorrent.

    That’s because you’re a superior kunt.

  228. calli

    Very remiss of Prime Newcastle and NBN 3 not to report that yesterday’s power outage caused the sudden demise of hundreds and thousands of plump chickens in yesterday’s devastating heat.

    Comprehension fail.

    One farmer reported loss of birds due to power outage (and failure to get the genset going fast enough to restart the fans). In passing, he mentioned that big producers can lose thousands.

    Why do you bother?

  229. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I wish I had heard Hairy’s question.

    They played it out word for word, Cassie. He was quite chuffed. He used to do quite a lot of this speaking to the media stuff, but has been out of that for a while now.

    We’ve now netted the necessary fruit trees. They are still quite small. I have made cute little parcels of them, covered with white netting, and pulled it in around the base with a neat little black plastic tie. I’ve finished it off with a bow. You’d think a wedding or something was going to take place there. Like fancying up the chairs with tulle. 🙂

    The mosquitos were bad after the rain. I am calming the pain with a stiff G & T. Inbetween sneezes.

  230. Infidel Tiger

    That’s because you’re a superior kunt.

    Spot on brother.

  231. Enough of Bruce Pascoe. He will be stripped of his eminence soon enough. Who was it about 20 years ago, Helen Demidenko or some such. Wrote a book, claimed to be black but the Ukrainian blood sort of held her back.
    To be honest, I am tempted to write something myself to refute Pascoe. Where were these vast agricultural farms, these vast cities? Surely there is written records? Carbon dating? It wouldn’t be hard.

  232. Old Lefty

    Speaking of Newcastle, where in all this waffle is the slightest hint of what the sacked coal miners might do? Any advance on the good Dr Richard Dennis:s bright future of serving coffee to bald headed New Class hipster flogs? (Rims presumably available for a small additional charge.)

    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6595135/coal-regions-summit-in-wake-of-horror-bushfires/

  233. And add ‘marngrook’ to the list, as well as blacks claiming to have played a primitive rugby union game. The complete blackwash of history is embarrassing and would indeed be hilarious if they weren’t serious.

  234. Mark A

    Black Ball
    #3301244, posted on January 24, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    And add ‘marngrook’ to the list, as well as blacks claiming to have played a primitive rugby union game. The complete blackwash of history is embarrassing and would indeed be hilarious if they weren’t serious.

    Let them overdo it I say, the more outrageous claim they make the sooner the peeps realise what a sham this all is.

  235. old bloke

    feelthebern
    #3301147, posted on January 24, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    The most insidious aspect of the charges against Avi was that there was a suppression order that banned him from commenting on any media platform regarding what the charges were.
    Does anyone know who the judge was who ordered that?
    That kind of information should be public.
    Just like the person/persons who signed off in the DPP approving these charges.

    Agree 100% FTB, a most disgraceful set of events. I’m so glad that I don’t live in Victoria, corruption is crook, but when it’s so obvious and in your face, it’s really stomach churning.

  236. cohenite

    Sounds right:

    Antifa Members are Now Protesting George Soros Demanding Their Payments

  237. Bruce of Newcastle

    Enough of Bruce Pascoe. He will be stripped of his eminence soon enough. Who was it about 20 years ago, Helen Demidenko or some such.

    Helen Dale did an article about Mr Pascoe in the Oz last week. I couldn’t read it being paywalled but I was still amused.

    The Morning Mail guy has the story. It’s rather popcornworthy.

  238. Mark A

    Still keen to fly?

    I hope it’s for on ground maintenance stuff.

  239. Infidel Tiger

    Rita Panahi
    @RitaPanahi
    ·
    4h
    4 possible cases of coronavirus in NSW, according to NSW Health.
    @SkyNewsAust

    Anyone going near a Chinaman is a maniac.

    Total travel ban and quarantining of all Chinese is warranted.

  240. Let them overdo it I say, the more outrageous claim they make the sooner the peeps realise what a sham this all is.

    Mark A one shouldn’t hold their breath that this will happen. Abolish the Australia Council, they are completely useless. One in charge of that operation would at least cast s discerning eye over any project that would claim anything as fanciful as Pascoe.

  241. Top of the page to you ladies and gentlemen

  242. mh

    Infidel Tiger has broken Cohenite’s ba lls it seems.

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