Open Forum: February 15, 2020

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  1. Confused Old Misfit

    Yep. What’s wrong with that?

    Didn’t mean to imply that there was anything wrong with them raising their rates. They have every right so to do.
    I do question the implication QBE makes; ie due to “climate change”.
    “Climate concerns”!!! My great aunt’s hairy arse!

  2. mh

    Dirty Harry on Maaate!

    Body count quite high already.

  3. Entropy

    duncanm
    #3326800, posted on February 17, 2020 at 9:45 pm
    Black Ball
    #3326777, posted on February 17, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Bah. Get home from work and find Under Siege is almost finished. A fine fillum.

    lots of nasty killin’ and a good cake scene.

    Hmmm, cake.

  4. vlad

    Louise Milligan’s 4 Corners attack on St Kevin’s Toorak managed to drag in the Pell case for bonus smear points. No mention that that decision is pending appeal in the High Court.

  5. Will have to try and stay awake for The Expendables duncanm.
    Meanwhile, reading an article on the great Dermott Brereton. 26 major operations with one today on his spine. Looks hideous in the x-ray. He certainly walked the walk.

  6. duncanm

    mh
    #3326806, posted on February 17, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Dirty Harry on Maaate!

    Body count quite high already.

    Andrew Robinson played the perfect 70’s creep.

  7. vlad

    Andrew Robinson played the perfect 70’s creep.

    The Dean from Animal House is really good in it too.

  8. egg_

    So you love tyranny and torture, Good to know.

    Nice smear.
    If you admire the Westminster tradition, it is the lesser of two evils, rather than lofty armchair ideals.
    Are you agitating for your Countrymen back home?

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good to see Advance Australia doing something at last to counter climate madness. But schools obviously won’t accept anything that doesn’t give the anthropogenic thesis at least some credence (even if the evidence is lacking). Good marketing would suggest a totally oppositional approach wouldn’t fly and would thus be less effective in starting discussions.

    Wonder who is advising them.

  10. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lena Dunham Makes Runway Debut at London Fashion Week

    Stunning pics at breitbart.com Beside the tramp stamps, we get a peek at the arse acreage through the forest of mardi gras left-overs. I will vouch the beam is close to the six axe handle International Metric.

  11. JC

    In the largest manufacturing country in Europe, factory owner not allowed to cut down trees to make way for the plant. How fucked is this.

    Tesla ordered by German court to stop cutting down trees for Gigafactory

  12. Geriatric Mayfly

    Louise Milligan’s 4 Corners attack on St Kevin’s Toorak

    Wish this grotesque was with me the day the young ladies from MLC boarded the tram at the cnr of Glenferrie and Cotham Roads. Toxic slaggettes in fine form.

  13. Arky

    Greenies protesting electric car factory.
    Ha ha ha ha ha.
    HA HA HA
    They really just want us all to quietly go off and top ourselves and let China have everything.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Non bat-related poultry news (the Hun):

    ‘A massive suspected cockfighting ring has been busted in Melbourne’s northwest.

    ‘Almost 200 birds were seized during a raid executing a warrant on a Malmsbury property on Wednesday, with 75 roosters allegedly groomed for cockfighting and another 119 chicks, mature hens and young roosters removed.

    ‘No charges have been laid.

    ‘The RSPCA has since revealed the owner is already banned from owning poultry for 10 years as a result of a prior prosecution.’

    Seriously. I mean, how bad do you have to be going if you’re banned from chooks?

  15. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3326809, posted on February 17, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Louise Milligan’s 4 Corners attack on St Kevin’s Toorak managed to drag in the Pell case for bonus smear points.

    Uh-huh.
    So how exactly did she draw the Pell case into it?
    Choir boys expelled?
    I wouldn’t go there.

  16. Fair Shake

    A busted cockfighting ring.

    …sounds uncomfortable

  17. vlad

    So how exactly did she draw the Pell case into it?

    The fact that his supposed victims went to the school – and the school sending a copy of Fr Frank Brennan’s article about the case to parents.

    Footage of Brennan used as well – wherever from – as well as footage of Cardinal Pell going into the County Court with ratbags screaming abuse at him.

    All irrelevant to the supposed story being covered tonight, but all of it highly relevant to the actual agenda of Catholicism-bashing.

    Milligan wouldn’t be interested in anything that happens at MLC or Scotch.

    And I see “Chrissie” Foster is screaming in Nine’s Melbourne tabloid paper (online) for the St Kevin’s principal to resign. All par for the course.

  18. cohenite

    Jordan Peterson cops a dose of leftism as he recovers from a very nasty addiction:

    https://www.facebook.com/dallas.beaufort.71/posts/195471381833805

  19. BorisG

    egg:

    If you admire the Westminster tradition, it is the lesser of two evils, rather than lofty armchair ideals.

    Political repression is a lesser of two evils? I don’t get it sorry

  20. vlad

    All irrelevant to the supposed story being covered tonight,

    By which I mean irrelevant to the story being directly covered – as opposed to the hidden agenda of Milligan and the ABC.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3326835, posted on February 17, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    So how exactly did she draw the Pell case into it?

    The fact that his supposed victims went to the school – and the school sending a copy of Fr Frank Brennan’s article about the case to parents.

    Footage of Brennan used as well – wherever from – as well as footage of Cardinal Pell going into the County Court with ratbags screaming abuse at him.

    Riiight.
    So fuck all to do with the sing along on the tram.
    Whither next?
    An expose on dusky youths from Dandenong High beating people up on the train?
    Any “toxic culture” angle there?

  22. Dave in Marybrook

    Damn facebook! No access for me, Cohenite-
    BTW, what’s the factor in Twitter where most accounts are open access to bystanders, when linked here at the cat- but a few, noticeably the right-wing, are subscriber only? I’m right in thinking the gatekeepers are biased left, correct?

  23. Porter

    So the crazy collapsed Catholic has gone after innocent school boys and a highly respected LEFTY Jesuit priest to smear Pell? You never know whether you should call a psychiatrist or an exorcist with Milligan. Truly execrable creature. A very special corner of hell awaits.

    This “Chrissie” Foster. Seriously unhinged too. Her girls suffered immeasurably at the hands of an evil priest but me thinks she made their life hell on earth as well. May they forever rest in peace far away from this nasty piece of work as well.

  24. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #3326836, posted on February 17, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Jordan Peterson cops a dose of leftism as he recovers from a very nasty addiction:

    https://www.facebook.com/dallas.beaufort.71/posts/195471381833805

    I’m not all that Impressed by Jordan Peterson, but then, he’s a psychologist. The viciousness of lefties is utterly foul though. It should be broadcast far and wide. That these idiot scum see themselves as an intellectual and moral elite is astonishing.

    But then, numbers thinks he’s intelligent and morally superior, so I suppose anybody can.

  25. Geriatric Mayfly

    Interesting that Milligan suddenly reappears with this lame exposé, but a few weeks before the Pell appeal. That the ABC gave the charlatan airtime to parade her prejudices cries out for application of the frighteners currently besetting the BBC. And there, last week, was Buttrose begging for more funds from taxpayers who don’t watch the money wasting shambles.

  26. Zatara

    Lena Dunham Makes Runway Debut at London Fashion Week

    Posted at the end of Heathrow runway 27 to frighten off seagulls?

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    Security guard reacts badly to mallcop jokes:

    ‘Reace Desland allegedly became enraged when a female Sergeant approached him at the end of a music festival and asked where a police vehicle should be parked.

    ‘Police allege the 27-year-old became “agitated and dismissive” towards the Sergeant before being asked to produce identification as two more police officers arrived.

    ‘Desland then allegedly punched a male Senior Constable in the face numerous times before grabbing his police vest to leverage his punches and prevent him from escaping.

    ‘Police had to use force to subdued Desland, before he was handcuffed and taken to hospital with injuries to his forehead.

    ‘Desland has stated to police that he suffers from PTSD which is triggered by females and that female Sergeant triggered his PTSD which caused a “fit of rage”.’

    In fairness to the security bloke, the people I know tell me that female sergeants quite often trigger fits of rage.

  28. cohenite

    Dave in Marybrook
    #3326842, posted on February 17, 2020 at 10:46 pm
    Damn facebook! No access for me, Cohenite-

    Jordan Peterson and how the left seek to destroy those it hates
    Mark Powell The Spectator Australia 17 February 2020

    Jordan Peterson, one of the world’s leading intellectuals and a twenty-first-century champion of academic truth has just passed through one of the most harrowing experiences any human being could endure. After his wife was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer he developed a physical addiction—due to a paradoxical reaction—to the anti-anxiety medication benzodiazepine.

    This came at a time of enormous opposition in the public square and grief over his wife’s illness. Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, recently gave the following update on The Postmillennial:
    For the last eight months, he’s been in unbearable discomfort from this drug, made worse when trying to remove it, because of the addition of withdrawal symptoms, stemming from physical dependence. He experienced terrible Akathisia, which is a condition where the person feels an incredible, endless, irresistible restlessness, bordering on panic, and an inability to sit still. The reaction made him suicidal.

    After several failed treatment attempts in North American hospitals, including attempts at tapering and micro-tapering, we had to seek an emergency medical benzodiazepine detox, which we were only able to find in Russia. It was incredibly gruelling and was further complicated by severe pneumonia which we’ve been told he developed in one of the previous hospitals.

    He’s had to spend four weeks in the ICU in terrible shape, but, with the help of some extremely competent and courageous doctors, he survived. The decision to bring him to Russia was made in extreme desperation when we couldn’t find any better option. The uncertainty around his recovery has been one of the most difficult and scary experiences we’ve ever had.

    So: Finally, Dad is on the mend, even though there’s a lot of physiological damage that he needs to recover from. He’s improving and is off of the horrible medication. His sense of humour is back. He’s smiling again for the first time in months, but he still has a long way to go to recover fully.

    It appears that we are going to get through this by the skin of our teeth.

    Most people would respond to this kind of suffering with sympathy, even for those whom they consider to be their sworn enemy. But not so those on the Left. Instead, they have continued to heap unmitigated scorn upon Peterson and his family. Libby Emmons, also writing for The Postmillennial, offers the following examples:
    And then to top it off is Suzanne Moore, a journalist from The Guardian:

    Does anyone recall a pile on from conservatives when Women’s Electoral Lobby founder, civil libertarian and high profile feminist academic, the late Beatrice Faust, published an account of her own addiction, Benzo Junkie, in 1993. No? There was none. Instead, the following year, she reviewed a book on the then much-hyped Prozac for the Centre for Independent Studies magazine, Policy. Well over a decade later The Australian was still citing Benzo Junkie as a must-read on the subject.

    How different are the modern left. The problem is not just that the tweets are so vindictive and cruel, but that so many thousands of people have agreed by liking them. Why dump on a person when they have just had a year of what they describe as being ‘absolute hell’ and then withdrawn completely from public life?
    It’s events like this which provide the inspiration for shows such as “Hated in the Nation” in Netflix’s dystopian series, Black Mirror. Let the viewer understand. For, as the following heartbreaking interview with Rex Murphy shows, the vicious twitter pile on has devastated him psychologically as a human being.

    What has become clear is that compassion and common decency are frequently lacking in those who consider themselves to be ‘progressive’. Indeed, it seems that they feel justified in treating their opponents this way because they are considered as being not just being wrong, but morally evil. As Douglas Murray writes in The Mail on Sunday:

    [I]t is a feature of our toxic age that people who like to present themselves as the kindest can be relied upon to be vicious as hell in a cause they think is good.

    Those social-justice activists who Peterson exposed when he was well are now being vile because he cannot remonstrate.

    This is the terrible personal cost that must be borne by anyone—and especially conservatives— who wish to speak truth to power. Because the animosity of the Left is almost visceral. What has become clear, though, is that the most intolerant people today are those who champion the cause of tolerance.
    For it’s not freedom of thought or expression which they desire but the unconditional affirmation to their own political agenda.

    Mark Powell is the Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Strathfield.

  29. notafan

    Tel

    They were sprung by a driver or passenger I forget which who videoed them.

    Most people would have avoided looking at them, as you do.

  30. QBE says parts of planet becoming uninsurable due to climate concerns

    Any excuse to raise the rates.

    Quite right, insurance premiums aren’t very high at the moment.
    There’s a fair bit of room to raise them yet, there’s still businesses in Australia – gotta get ’em closed, quicksmart.

  31. Porter

    Folau walked on the ground to the soundtrack AC/DC’s Hells Bells, which was a surprising choice given the controversy over his Instagram post that said “hell awaits gay people”.

    No it wasn’t. It was a fucking brilliant choice for a man who comes from a nation which grew up head banging to Akka Dakka’s Highway to Hell and is now pretending to poop in its pants over the word. Way to go, fellas. You just made me a Catalan Dragons’ fan.

  32. Cold-Hands

    what’s the factor in Twitter where most accounts are open access to bystanders, when linked here at the cat- but a few, noticeably the right-wing, are subscriber only? I’m right in thinking the gatekeepers are biased left, correct?

    There’s no doubt the gatekeepers are biased- ZeroHedge had its account closed for theorising that the novel Coronavirus began as a biological weapon, & now that theory is respectable they haven’t been re-instated. However, “subscriber only tweets” are often due to some accounts’ owners having made their tweets only visible to their followers. I suppose if you’d gotten tired of being flooded with leftist vitriol, that could explain it.

  33. stackja

    cohenite
    #3326854, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:05 pm
    the unconditional affirmation to their own political agenda.

    But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.” ― George Orwell, 1984.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lena Dunham Makes Runway Debut at London Fashion Week
    Posted at the end of Heathrow runway 27 to frighten off seagulls?

    Even the planes might balk. However Zatara, you have fast forwarded with centuries to spare. They’ve been arguing about a Runway 3 at LHR since the Wright brothers took off.

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell. There’s rampant poofery left right and centre in Dirty Harry.

    Callahan, however and to his eternal credit, is having none of it.

  36. duncanm

    Karen upset she can’t go into a male-only barber shop.
    https://abc7chicago.com/5934346/

    Purple hair – what a surprise.

    Unlike here in Australia, the owner can serve whom he chooses.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3326853, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Security guard reacts badly to mallcop jokes:

    ‘Reace Desland allegedly became enraged when a female Sergeant approached him at the end of a music festival and asked where a police vehicle should be parked.

    Reace was charged with one count of being in possession of an incorrectly spelt first name and one count of using a highly improbable family name.

  38. Steve trickler

    It’s a good walk.



  39. Porter

    Ah OK the “brave” guy is someone who is now 20 and long left St Kevins and the same guy who shot or gave the video of the boys’ bus ditty to the media. Because you have to punish rowdy boys who have nothing to do with you.
    The exchanges with the coach were sicko but I see boy played along too.
    The mother was so shocked at her boy being groomed and the lack of support that she kept the boy at school.
    Absent father. Guess the rest.
    Something stinks about St Kevins and it’s not just the teachers.
    And none of this has anything to do with Brennan or Pell. That bit was pure gratuitous smear. The usual pants stain one expects from Milligan and the ABC.

  40. Arky

    10% of the world’s population now under quarantine.
    Major news outlets in the West completely failing us in describing what is actually going on:
    ..


  41. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #3326851, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Interesting that Milligan suddenly reappears with this lame exposé, but a few weeks before the Pell appeal.

    Yes.
    The dirty ditty sung on the tram was in poor taste, but even worse, lacked any creativity or wit.
    But I did wonder how it could be woven into a 45 minute Woodward and Bernstein special.
    I didn’t watch but no doubt full of disgruntled parents failing to come to grips with the highly gifted young Algernon’s unfulfilled potential?

  42. Leigh Lowe

    The mother was so shocked at her boy being groomed and the lack of support that she kept the boy at school.
    Absent father. Guess the rest.

    Absent father behind in the fees perhaps?
    We can be reconciled for the price of a scholarship and some catch-up tutoring?

  43. Arky

    10% of the world’s population under compulsory lockdown, but brace yourself for this site’s resident commie fuckwit to start complaining about a few months in Vietnam fifty bloody years ago.
    looks at watch. few hours to wait. But the fucking thing will be here.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Folau walked on the ground to the soundtrack AC/DC’s Hells Bells, which was a surprising choice given the controversy over his Instagram post that said “hell awaits gay people”.
    .
    .
    No it wasn’t. It was a fucking brilliant choice …

    These people have no sense of humour.
    That is Trump level trolling.
    I doffs me cap, sir.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Porter

    #3326876, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Algernon

    Present, Sir!

  46. Arky

    Japan heading into recession?
    ..


  47. Arky

    Honkies are robbing each other of loo paper at knifepoint:
    ..


  48. Arky

    China shutdown fucks up India drug industries:
    ..


  49. Porter

    That is Trump level trolling.

    Indeed.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    but brace yourself for this site’s resident commie fuckwit to start complaining about a few months in Vietnam fifty bloody years ago.
    looks at watch. few hours to wait. But the fucking thing will be here.

    It’s most amusing reading the history that’s been written over the past twenty years, with access to the North Vietnamese official records, and realizing just how completely he fell for the Party line…..war of national liberation…

  51. Arky

    He didn’t fall for it Zulu.
    He has a driving psychological need to believe it.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    The graphic on the “Root Causes” thread has been shrunk.
    Impossible to read.
    Can someone get on to that and fix it?

  53. BorisG

    Arky I don’t think MSM is underestimating it. It is all frnt pages and All news bulletins start with it.

  54. Arky

    Arky I don’t think MSM is underestimating it. It is all frnt pages and All news bulletins start with it.

    ..
    Yeah, yeah, nah:
    ..
    https://www.youtube.com/user/9NEWSAUSTRALIA/videos

  55. Mark A

    A very Happy 91st Birthday to Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge, DBE. AKA Mrs Bouquet.

  56. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3326896, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Oh God.

    Yes, my son.
    .
    .
    Or is that another JC?

  57. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #3326884, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Honkies are robbing each other of loo paper at knifepoint:

    Honkies go Bonkers for Hankies?

  58. mh

    Folau walked on the ground to the soundtrack AC/DC’s Hells Bells, which was a surprising choice given the controversy over his Instagram post that said “hell awaits gay people”.

    Two gay activist protestors had flown from the UK to be at the game. They had their rainbow flags taken from them.

    Hope they enjoyed Hells Bells.

  59. Arky

    It’s only in the stupid anglosphere that you will find the majority of coronavirus stories are about empty bloody yum cha restaurants.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He didn’t fall for it Zulu.
    He has a driving psychological need to believe it.

    I’m interested, Arky. You mean all the myths about dear kindly old Uncle Ho, who just wanted an independent North Vietnam, and how the Viet Cong were a gallant little bunch of Robin Hoods, fighting the evil, debbil debbil Americans, and their running dogs, the Australians, for the liberation of South Vietnam?

  61. Arky

    I’m calling in the Fonda Syndrome.

  62. Arky

    I’m open to universities that want to enrol me in a Ph.D to present my findings.

  63. Oh come on

    I’m surprised Jordan Peterson didn’t do the research on the medication he was prescribed. I realise that a scary proportion of doctors don’t understand the medicine they dish out to their patients, so the fact he got a years’ long script for Klonopin and was then advised to go cold turkey off of it, isn’t that remarkable. There are countless numbers of horrendous anecdotes of doctors brutally failing to understand the needs of their patients wrt benzodiazapines floating about. These stories are genuinely horrendous, from what I understand. Benzos are a class of drug that ought to be dispensed only by those who know exactly what they are doing, and many (most?) doctors don’t.

    That being said, I’m no medical expert, yet I’ve heard of the risks of prolonged benzo use, dependence, withdrawal etc. It’s not hard to find this stuff out. A cursory search will do it. I wonder why Jordan Peterson didn’t do his due diligence on what he was putting into his system for years on end?

  64. Porter

    Ah yes, the Gaystapo. They don’t want Israel Folau to have a say but hell, if they want to spoil a rugby game, the will. https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/51518424

  65. JC

    Arky
    #3326882, posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Japan heading into recession?

    Totally. They raised sales tax by 10% and fucked things up big time.

    Japan’s economy suffered its biggest contraction in five years in the final quarter of 2019, slowed by a sales-tax hike and a destructive typhoon.

    Gross domestic product for the world’s third-biggest economy shrank an annualized 6.3% from a quarter earlier, according to data released by the Cabinet Office on Monday. The average forecast of 34 economists surveyed by the Japan Center for Economic Research was for a 3.55% fall.

    Consumer spending fell 11.1% after the national sales tax was raised in October to 10% from 8%. During the same month, Typhoon Hagibis ravaged a large swathe of the country.

    Capital spending declined 14.1% and exports slipped 0.4% due to the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war.

    The economists surveyed in the JCER poll expect a rebound in the January to March quarter, projecting that GDP will rise 0.54%. But uncertainty over the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak has cast a shadow over the Japanese economy, especially with China’s slowdown expected to worsen.

    “The sharp drop in output after October’s sales tax hike supports our view that Japan’s economy will shrink this year,” Capital Economics wrote in a note after the data was published. “But after today’s release, our forecast of a 0.2% drop in GDP in 2020 looks optimistic.”

    “We can expect a gradual improvement,” Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister for economic and fiscal policy, said after the data was published, adding that the impact of the tax hike was not as big as the previous increase in 2014.

    They’re going to QE like crazy I reckon. At the rate of Japanese QE, the Bank of Japan will end up owning all the government bond market and all the stock market. 🙂 They literally bought their way into socialism 🙂 Just kidding. If they theoretically ran out of shit to buy, because they could impose a limit, they can then boy overseas assets by selling Yen and buying say .. US dollars.

    That’s the second and third largest economies toying with recessions and slowdown. We’re fucked.

  66. Arky

    We’re fucked.

    ..
    I’ve been saying this for years. It’s pretty much the main point of everything I post here.

  67. JC

    Look, we may not be fucked in the sense that our economy goes tits over and we end up in a deep recession. That’s certainly not out of the deck of cards. But… the Aussie could take it up the rear end like its in a San Francisco bathhouse. We could end up eggsactly where we started before the huge resources boom – at around 50 cents.

    This “we’re fucked” thing would suit your sensibilities Arky as we would import less and people would stay at home. A minimalist life.

  68. JC

    The US is like a honey badger, it just doesn’t give a shit about China, Kung Flu viruses, Japan falling out of bed. Stock futures are up. It just doesn’t give a rats.

    It would be good being them or like them.

  69. JC

    I’m surprised Jordan Peterson didn’t do the research on the medication he was prescribed. I realise that a scary proportion of doctors don’t understand the medicine they dish out to their patients, so the fact he got a years’ long script for Klonopin and was then advised to go cold turkey off of it, isn’t that remarkable.

    Didn’t he just break one of his 12 rules for life?

  70. Arky

    I think we are heading into yet another life or death struggle with totalitarianism.
    How many people can afford a new toaster should be the last of our concerns.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m calling in the Fonda Syndrome.

    “The Vietnamese people were peasants, living a peaceful bucolic life before the Americans came to destroy Vietnam.”

    “The Vietnamese seek only”freedom and independence” which the United States wants to prevent them from having”

    That Jane Fonda?

    “Aid and Comfort: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam” Henry Mark Holzer, Pages 63-6.

  72. Porter

    Re Jordan Petersen. Doctors here can only prescribe one of two basic anti-anxiety/anti-depressant drugs. Anything stronger like benzodiazepine has to be from a specialist or shrink. I assume it is the same in Canada. Bensodiazepine is not aspirin. Benzodiazepine is a disgusting drug and all major medico associations recommend it only be used for short term (1-2 weeks) but instead you find people have been on it for years. Totally addicted. Deadly.

  73. JC

    How many people can afford a new toaster should be the last of our concerns.

    Funny you mention that. Wifey was agonizing over which toaster to buy and settled on the Wolfe. Agonized about it for a week. True.
    It was either a Wolfe or going back to the Dualit.
    I know this shit because she was babbling about it over dinner a few nights until I told her I didn’t want to talk about it.

  74. BorisG

    Virus Panic meter: the first batch (240) of Xmas island evacuees cleared of virus and returned home. This suggests that proportion of infections in Hubei at 1 Feb was not much more than 1 in 240, or about 60,000,000/240= 250,000. This is not far oof from a number I have calculated from promotion of infections among Chinese arrivals in Australia in January.

    It remains to be seen whether draconian lockdown has curtailed that number.

    The biggest problems expected now are in places like Indonesia.

  75. JC

    What was the point of the Vietnam war? We lost 500 men (?), the American lost 55,000 and Vietnam was down 1 million people. The South was taken over by the North and went communist anyway. Everyone would have been better off to simply let it go at the very beginning.

    If the Nuts is arguing the war was pointless ( I don’t know because I don’t read his swill) he has an argument.

  76. JC

    I can’t get the thought out of my head that WW2 was essentially started because Germany and… AND the Soviet Union attacked Poland. The Allies ignored the last bit and declared war on Germany. At the end of the war, Poland was handed over to the Sovs. This is so fucked up and convoluted it can’t register in any rational way.

  77. Steve trickler

    A credit to family. EV fans, there is fuck all for you on the show.

    PAC!



  78. BorisG

    Virus panic meter: all 15 infections in Australia are from Wuhan, which is sealed off from the rest of China. This is out of over 100,000 Chinese arrivals in Australia in January. In the rest of China the current reported rate of detected infections stands at 12,000, or about 1 in 100,000. This should serve as a guide to the risk of possible spread of virus here from Chinese arrivals if any. Weighed against economic risk to the tourism industry.

    Since current numbers are still tentative it may be best to keep the current ban for a while but keep it in perspective.

  79. JC

    Bloombox must be close to half a brick spending wise. 1/2 billion.

    Mike Bloomberg adds Capricia Marshall, top Clinton ally, to 2020 campaign

  80. BorisG

    JC, your timeline is not quite accurate. Germany invaded Poland 1 Sept 1939, and France and Britain declared war in Germany 3 Sept. USSR occupied eastern Poland 17 Sept, after Warsaw had been surrounded and the Polish state had effectively ceased to exist (as claimed by Stalin). At the time no one knew about the secret protocol, so the allies were probably happy that Hitler did not have the entire Poland, and did not see it as a major event (which indeed was relatively small in scope and covered mostly territories populated by Ukrainians and Belorussians). Stalin’s main crime here was not the annexation of this territory but the fact that he offered no help to the poles and assured Hitler that he won’t intervene. Had Stalin objected it is hard to see Hitler invading Poland and getting bogged down on two fronts.

    The allies were much more concerned with Stalin’s invasion of Finland in 1940, but were hardly in a position to offer any help.

  81. JC

    Boris. The 16 day difference is neither here nor there. Both Germany and the Sovs occupied Poland irrespective if Warsaw was surrounded.

  82. JC

    Boris

    Anything reported by CNN has to be fact checked and corroborated 6 times over as anything simply cannot be trusted.

  83. BorisG

    JC objectively and ethically you are right. But I am just trying to explain the allies logic. At mid September they were facing potential military might of Nazi Germany (soon to concur most of Europe). Would you expect them to say 17 Sept oh Stalin invaded them too, let’s declare war on him as well? The last thing they wanted was alliance of Hitler and Stalin. They say Germany as the main aggressor seeking domination of Europe and Stalin as a mere opportunist.

  84. BorisG

    At the end of the war, Poland was handed over to the Sovs.

    Occupied by military force, not handed over.

  85. Infidel Tiger

    Bloomberg is a very evil guy.

    Some of the shit that has come out this week is terrifying. He’s a demented sociopath

  86. Porter

    Your tax dollar at work, people. AHRC practicing for the gay mardi gras.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07u8292j8-U

    Recall that pride marches were founded to commemorate the violent Stonewall riots (one of several violent gay riots of that era). Note AHRC staff comprise all bar one white women and one beta male. Diversity! Note the sole non white woman who is not keen to participate. Hell, what self respecting woman would want to celebrate violence and sodomy?

  87. Peted

    Virus panic meter: all 15 infections in Australia are from Wuhan, which is sealed off from the rest of China. This is out of over 100,000 Chinese arrivals in Australia in January.

    Except it was clearly freely being transmitted in Singaporean Hotels in mid-January (linked to a cluster in Switzerland from a man now in the UK), could be caught by a family transiting between Taiwan and Italy in Hong Kong, and hit a whole cruise ship a week after an infected passenger alighted in Hong Kong.

    Even this weekend it was revealed that a taxi driver in Central Taiwan (not where most tourists go) has died from it.

    Without wanting to hit the panic button (as the risks in Australia are still low and being managed by the entry ban along with voluntary preventative measures among the local Chinese population), it seems to me that there must be a number of carriers globally who haven’t been identified.

    Maybe that means it is less deadly than it seems, or maybe we aren’t getting a real picture of the situation in China, hence their desire to lock things down.

  88. Lizzie:

    Good to see Advance Australia doing something at last to counter climate madness. But schools obviously won’t accept anything that doesn’t give the anthropogenic thesis at least some credence (even if the evidence is lacking). Good marketing would suggest a totally oppositional approach wouldn’t fly and would thus be less effective in starting discussions.

    Lizzie, I have a feeling that the schools are being set up by AA.
    I bet this is just round one.

  89. Fisky

    China cancels its March parliamentary sessions. #justtheregularflu

  90. Cohenite:

    This is the terrible personal cost that must be borne by anyone—and especially conservatives— who wish to speak truth to power. Because the animosity of the Left is almost visceral. What has become clear, though, is that the most intolerant people today are those who champion the cause of tolerance.
    For it’s not freedom of thought or expression which they desire but the unconditional affirmation to their own political agenda.

    From their ranks will come the next generation of KGB/Gestapo/Shining Path/Psychos.
    The tattered remnants of the lunatic ideologies of the 20th Century are getting ready for their new uniforms – black of course – and the rough beast is slouching toward Bethlehem.
    Poetic, huh?

  91. Arky:
    Your video at 1130 – I loved the discovery of a Chinese Stakhanovite.

  92. BorisG

    Maybe that means it is less deadly than it seems, or maybe we aren’t getting a real picture of the situation in China, hence their desire to lock things down.

    I don’t trust numbers from China. They can’t have accurate numbers even if they wanted to, and their entrenched and paranoid culture of secrecy makes them more than likely to distort figures even when there is no obvious reason to do so. So I try to estimate numbers from other more objective sources like Australia. Occasionally I slip and quote Chinese numbers but this is not right, except perhaps as some sort of reference.

    Added to this is a concern about accuracy of testing and availability of tests. It seems in some places hundreds of people are tested in one day while in other places they await the results for days.

    The ship story is a horrible human experiment. Totally mishandled by Japan. As horrible as it sounds, we shall see an estimate of the fatality rate there. Many of the passengers were elderly.

  93. Porter

    Aagh so the moaning lesbian chicks at the Folau game were actually asked to cover up t-shirts with aggressive slogans. The flags were a non-issue. If that report is true we have a few liars either in the media or among the gaystapo protestors.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Good work again Tom.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Aagh so the moaning lesbian chicks at the Folau game were actually asked to cover up t-shirts …

    … because the barely covered rolls of fat were putting people off?

  96. vr

    The age of cooptation: The high cost of doing business in Xi’s China

    Galloway made some predictions with respect to China in 2020:

    I think we are going to hear about Apple in China [in 2020]…The only big tech company that’s been able to make any real inroads in China has been Apple…I wonder what has gone on in terms of their supply chain, in terms of privacy, and Tim toes a pretty righteous line around his activities and he’s used it to his advantage.

    I wonder what kind of deal with China he has struck and I think we are going to start hearing more uncomfortable things about what Apple has had to do to stay as relevant and sell as many iPhones. I think there is no free lunch over there. I think a company that big…We’re going to hear more about Apple in China in 2020, and it’s not going to be good for Apple.

    It was interesting to hear Galloway’s take on China because it reflects my own conclusions about doing business in China in the era of Xi Jinping. I am not in the prediction business and thus don’t know if Galloway is right about what we are going to hear about Apple and China in the coming year. But I do know that he has suggested an important line of discussion for the coming years: What does it cost to do business in China in the Era of Xi Jinping?

    My own view: There is no free lunch for doing business in Xi’s China — especially for technology companies. China will get its pound of flesh as the cost of operating there: you get to operate here and gain access to the the most innovative supply chain in the world and world’s largest marketplace; and China gets what it wants in terms of benefits to Chinese economy and society (as defined by the Chinese Government).

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Headlines you thought you’d never see.
    From the Hun.

    AFL to Explore Menstrual Cycle Link to Injury Crisis.

  98. Mother Lode

    I just saw the Lena Dunham story at Breitbart.

    Was she the one* who said that the election of Trump had stopped her eating? If so she seems to have gotten better.

    * I honestly cannot remember for sure. If not her I am guessing Amy Schumer has the politically engaged digestive tract.

  99. Cassie of Sydney

    “If that report is true we have a few liars either in the media or among the gaystapo protestors.”

    I reckon both.

  100. Mother Lode

    And I can see the logic of a runway – lots of room around it for manoeuvring, gigantic maintenance sheds with moving gantries so the can get her dressed, and they can use the air bridges to pour buckets of fried chicken down her gullet to her fuelled for tottering about.

    Nothing sadder than seeing a fat woman trying to look thin. When a guy does it he looks comical. But a woman…

  101. Mother Lode

    Gawd!

    When they realise they cannot switch it off in women, what strange new policies will they bring in to hamper the men so as to not give their game an advantage.

  102. Cassie of Sydney

    “Porter
    #3326846, posted on February 17, 2020 at 10:58 pm
    So the crazy collapsed Catholic has gone after innocent school boys and a highly respected LEFTY Jesuit priest to smear Pell? You never know whether you should call a psychiatrist or an exorcist with Milligan. Truly execrable creature. A very special corner of hell awaits.

    This “Chrissie” Foster. Seriously unhinged too. Her girls suffered immeasurably at the hands of an evil priest but me thinks she made their life hell on earth as well. May they forever rest in peace far away from this nasty piece of work as well.”

    I have long suspected that Chrissie Foster is trying to deflect from her own failures and guilt. She and Rosie Batty are two peas from the same pod.

  103. Old Lefty

    Today’s green left sermon from the ABC, calling on fascist redneck Australia to repent like its euro betters:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-18/australia-climate-how-germany-is-closing-down-its-coal-industry/11902884

    And for jobs there’s always coffee shops and kinky knocking shops.

  104. Farmer Gez

    The story is not quite as the ABC headline suggests, Old Lefty.
    – Can’t rely on wind & solar.
    – Job concerns
    – no mention of French nuclear backup.
    That’s called journalism. “What price truth?”

  105. https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/02/the-crown-prosecutors-bent-trump-card/
    The Crown Prosecutor is altering the evidence allowed by the Defence?
    How can they do that?
    Or have I misread the article?

  106. Back to bed – hopefully the migraine which has run most of the night settles.

  107. Farmer Gez

    Anti Boris cartoons are at a fever pitch in Tom’s roundup. He must be performing very well for such a concerted pile on.

    Woke up with a headache myself Winston. An entrapped nerve in my back and medication seem to have my blood pressure riding high the whole time. The Doc doesn’t seem as concerned as I am.

  108. Scotty from marketing hasn’t been able to sell the bushfires –

    Australia’s bushfire crisis has caused a spike in concern about the environment, a hit to the popularity of the Coalition and Scott Morrison and a drop in support for new coal mines, even among Coalition voters.

    Those are the conclusions of a poll of 3,249 Australians conducted by the Australian National University’s centre for social research and methods, which found a “significant and substantial decline” in the Coalition’s vote from 40% in October 2019 to 35% in January.

  109. We won’t give you our prisioner if you won’t give us yours.

    A change in the UK government’s attitude towards Assange’s extradition to the US could be partly linked to a high-profile battle underway between the US and UK after Washington rejected a request for the extradition of an American citizen who fled Britain after allegedly causing the death of a teenage motorcyclist.

  110. Farmer Gez

    If ScoMo and coal caused the fires it stands to reason they also brought the rain.
    All hail Scotty!

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘AFL to Explore Menstrual Cycle Link to Injury Crisis’

    Great. Fuckin’ great.

    As if we weren’t already subjected to the wayward spectacle of a bunch of hairy ex netballers with thigh tattoos running slowly around an oval apparently attempting NOT to score for 100 minutes, now the apologia will be amending the draw.

    Round 1 – Lesbian Round
    Round 2 – Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach Round
    Round 3 – Indigenous Lesbian Round
    Round 4 – Bye
    Round 5 – Short Lesbian Round
    Round 6 – Furbabies Instead of Kids Round
    Round 7 – Lipstick Lesbian Round
    Round 8 – Bye
    Round 9 – Wailing About Not Being Paid The Same As Brodie Grundy Round

    And so on. Guaranteed injury-free.

  112. Cassie of Sydney

    “Knuckle Dragger
    #3327025, posted on February 18, 2020 at 7:38 am
    ‘AFL to Explore Menstrual Cycle Link to Injury Crisis’

    Round 10 – Transgender Lesbian Round

    Guaranteed injuries.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    It looks like she’s got the ball on a string … no, wait … that’s …

  114. Leigh Lowe

    ‘AFL to Explore Menstrual Cycle Link to Injury Crisis’

    At least the sub-editor used “explore”, not “probe”.
    Small mercies.

  115. Leigh Lowe

    AWFL club theme songs all to be ragtime jazz.

  116. Knuckle Dragger

    Frigging Poms. Can’t let anyone else just have something. They have to be in on it too.

    No hurricanes in England. No cyclones, no typhoons. Nothing dramatic enough to have a name.

    So they invented a system to be just like everyone else, and accordingly we now have Storm Dennis, and before that Storm Ciara. What absolute shit. Naturally, it’s an attempt to make Pom disaster porn a bit more palatable to the ecofreaks.

    If reality got a look in, it would be called ‘Slightly More Shit Weather Than Usual Dennis’.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It looks like she’s got the ball on a string … no, wait … that’s …’

    Chortle.

    Thankfully Dennis Cometti will not be around to ponder aloud on who’s at risk of leather poisoning.

  118. Farmer Gez

    ABC news telling us that Australia summer crop production fell to record lows. Ya don’t say.

  119. Cassie of Sydney

    “‘AFL to Explore Menstrual Cycle Link to Injury Crisis’”

    The AFL should employ Canadian transgender activist Jonathan Yaniv…aka Jessica Yaniv….to do the exploration….after all Mr Yaniv…pervert extraordinaire that he is…is obsessed with teenage girl’s menstrual cycles and tampons hanging out of teenage girl’s vaginas.

  120. Caveman

    AFL goal to engineer all women to have periods at the same time.

  121. Old School Conservative

    Stop it LL, just stop it.
    Grandkids want me to explain why I’m laughing.
    It’s not good to lie to grandkids.

  122. calli

    What ever happened to “Gale”?

    The Poms have a history of Great Storms. They used to just give them a year date. Now they name them.

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The ship story is a horrible human experiment. Totally mishandled by Japan. As horrible as it sounds, we shall see an estimate of the fatality rate there. Many of the passengers were elderly.

    The clear message is to get passengers off a ship and into proper quarantine on shore, and to quickly repatriate all who test negative. You have to have a situation like this to learn from it so I don’t blame Japan. Also quarantining 3,500 people properly is not easy. It is still unclear on this ship whether the infection was being carried from cabin to cabin by aircon or personnel after the shut down or whether it was just an incubation period expressing itself in new cases, not forgetting too that people suddenly confined to their cabins would have plenty of surfaces and clothing and bedding that may have had the capability of infecting them after they were confined. I doubt that a thorough disinfection of the cabins was done before people were confined in them.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am off to the movies with some girlfriends to immerse myself in Emma. As with many of the other husbands, Hairy has no interest whatever in seeing it. It is for movies like this that the chickflix group exists.

    We have a restaurant lunch afterwards to discuss the finer points.
    The review in the Speccie, and the article on Austin’s work turned into movies, will form a base. 🙂

  125. Arky

    What ever happened to “Gale”?

    ..
    Oh God.
    I just had a terrible flashback to something I tried hard to forget.
    I had a housemate. Her friend was Gale.
    An immense fat girl who wouldn’t shut up for a tiny fraction of a second and who was at our house ALL THE TIME.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    Look.

    A lot’s been said in recent times about PhDs. There are real ones, such as those achieved by more than a handful here. Think BoN and others. If Mitch M hasn’t got half a dozen of the bloody things crammed into a cupboard somewhere I’ll go he.

    These would be known as the ‘hard sciences’, and I am the first to put my hand up and say I don’t, and will never have one. Primarily because, as the name suggests, they’re fucking hard.

    Then we have the ‘soft sciences’. The pliable, malleable ones. The ones with a bit of wiggle room. Potential soft science PhD people – the following is your benchmark, your aspiration, your brass ring:

    ‘Thirty years ago this month, Craig Minogue, a 23-year-old on a hard criminal track, was convicted of murdering policewoman Angela Rose Taylor in the Easter 1986 bombing of Melbourne’s Russell Street police headquarters. Minogue, sentenced to life for murder, has served his minimum non-parole period of 28 years.

    ‘By 1986 the illiterate and dyslexic Minogue had graduated from pinching cars to armed robberies and, finally, to the bombing – an act of urban terrorism one newspaper greeted with the headline “Beirut comes to Australia”.

    ‘In the interval between conviction and sentencing for the bombing and related crimes in 1988, he killed a fellow inmate, multiple murderer Alex Tsakmakis. [Using a couple of weights socked into a pillowcase, and while Tsakmakis wasn’t looking – KD]

    ‘In 2012 he was awarded a PhD in applied ethics, and human and social sciences, from La Trobe University. He favours the honorific “Doctor”.’

    The inference is stark. If you want a soft PhD and you’re not already an illiterate Commodore thief, you have some work to do.

  127. Knuckle Dragger

    Whoopsie.

    The abovementioned quotes are from The Grauniad.

    Freakin’ obviously.

  128. Arky

    “Steve, can I use the kitchen now”?
    “Why”?
    “Gale’s coming and we are making bacon cupcakes iced with tallow and deep fried in icing sugar and I need that that bread board”.
    “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhgggggghhhhhbhhhb”.

  129. Filbert

    I’ve been thinking about what Digger was shouting the other day and I think I may have finally understood what he was trying (not very well) to say.
    So, by way of demonstration, let me illustrate my new strategy of mocking the Left.
    Not just that pathetic excuse for a human, Von Snifter the Gutless, but the whole damn lot.
    Example 1

  130. Arky

    “Steve can I have sole use of the Teev tonight”?
    “Why”?
    “Gale’s coming and we want to watch Generic Popular with Teenage Girl TV Program and scream and giggle non stop the whole night like we do every night because Gale is here ALL THE TIME and eventually you are going to be faced with the choice of evicting me or going insane”.

  131. Arky

    Gale is coming, Gale is coming.

  132. stackja

    Key Victorian Labor MPs were filmed during a booze-filled night at a Bali nightclub
    Dancing a merry jig at a trendy Seminyak nightspot, Labor MPs have been filmed living it up in Bali while bushfires raged in East Gippsland.

    James Campbell and Matt Johnston, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    February 18, 2020 7:45am

    A group of Labor MPs ­including a senior minister has been captured on film during a booze-fuelled Bali party.

    The raucous caucus was gathered at trendy Seminyak night spot Motel Mexicola, with one MP filmed having ­alcohol poured into his mouth while others gyrated with ­revellers.

    The party in late-December featured Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, who was up the next day to tweet about emergency evacuations ­ordered for East Gippsland due to towns being threatened by bushfires, as well as about the dangers of heat stress. One onlooker described the scene at the tourist hotspot as “like a year 12 schoolies trip”.

    “It was pretty appalling ­behaviour when MPs are having liquor poured down their throats,” the witness said.

    But a Labor source said it was just a group of friends and their partners letting their hair down after a long year.

    A government spokeswoman said no taxpayer money was spent during the private holiday.

    The MPs in the videos, provided to the Herald Sun, included Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Dimopoulos, Bentleigh MP Nick Staikos, Bayswater MP Jackson Taylor, and Ms Mikakos.

    At various times the four colleagues linked arms to dance and also high-fived ­bemused patrons, while Mr Dimopoulos lifts up Mr Taylor as the pair leaves the bar.

    Also in attendance were Yuroke MP Ros Spence and her husband, former ALP ­assistant state secretary Kosmos Samaras, who appeared to give the makeshift dancefloor a wider berth.

  133. calli

    Snap out of it Arky. The horror is over.

    Time to move on.

    Unless there’s a PhD in re-living the trauma. Then go for it, man!

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘AFL goal to engineer all women to have periods at the same time.’

    Caveman, there is already an established system to make this happen. You put (unrelated) girls in a house together, and somehow – I have NO IDEA how – but through some unknown sorcery, their cycles align so this happens.

    I thought it was a crazy, wacky urban myth until I shared a house with two of them in Townsville back in the day.

    After it was all over, I recounted the tale to some friends as though I was the sole survivor of a shipwreck. They looked at each other, nodded wisely and said to me, ‘Now you have the knowledge.’

    ‘Nobody told me!’ I screamed at the sky.

    .. ……

    ‘Nobody told me.’

  135. Whalehunt fun

    I promise you Knuckles, the backstabbing and career assassinations in academia in the hard sciences is every bit as brutal and bloodthirsty. There just is no physical damage. Once yoi het a doctorate it is best to mive to industry.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    Arky,

    Preach it, brother. I’m picking up what you’re laying down.

    My ‘Gale’ wasn’t enormously fat. She was just fucking hideous.

    ‘KD, you and Gale should hook up.’
    ‘No, thank you.’

    ‘Why not?’
    ‘Because she’s fucking hideous.’

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The party in late-December featured Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, who was up the next day to tweet about emergency evacuations’

    Bet she wasn’t.

    One of her red shirted lackeys, maybe.

  138. Whalehunt fun

    Knuckles, the alignmemt is so that the bitch explosion is lunatic on lunatic, rabid frothing mouthed vitriol against rabid frothing mouthed vitriol. After all, a person in passive phase would be torn asunder, so youeither align or die. And those who die do not pass on theor genes.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Generic Popular with Teenage Girl TV Program’

    *golf clap*

  140. Filbert

    As a lad, I knew a Gail also.
    She was nicknamed Mr America.
    And yes, she became a Les Boyd.
    Sad.
    (Not really)

  141. Filbert

    Alright, great!
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Time for coffee and a delicious smoke.

  142. duncanm

    1735099
    #3327015, posted on February 18, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Scotty from marketing hasn’t been able to sell the bushfires –

    let’s jump to the source.. the ANU survey

    Although we do not ask for second or later preferences and do not
    allocate minor parties to obtain a two-party preferred comparison, comparing the cross-
    sectional results in October 2019 and January 2020 shows a significant and substantial decline
    in the per cent of people who would vote for the Coalition if an election was held that day,
    from 40.4 per cent to 34.8 per cent. It would appear that a very large proportion of that decline
    was picked up by ‘Other’ parties
    , but there were also small increases in the proportion of
    people who said they would vote Labor and the Greens, albeit increases that were not
    statistically significant.

    so where are those voters going? Many appear to be jumping further right, not left.

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hairy has no interest whatever in seeing it.

    Misogynist!

    Dear men who are afraid to see ‘Little Women’: You can do this. (WaPo, 1 Jan)

    “I spent an hour disguising myself so no one I knew could see me going into Little Women alone,” tweeted one man, who was probably (hopefully?) exaggerating.

    “I hope movie theater employees don’t judge people for coming to the theater alone. . . . I have to go see Little Women,” wrote another.

    “Picture this: a gay, alone in the cinema, sobbing softly and silently throughout the second half of Little Women,” tweeted a Little Women Man who had managed to overcome any trepidation. “It’s me, I am the gay.”

    Wow, who would ever imagine that men might not want to go see Little Women after all that (the whole article is unintentionally hilarious).

    After that and the Vanity Fair article there was much wringing of hands amongst the frightbat community that men were so miserably neanderthal as to not be interested in chick flicks.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    Whalehunt.

    This is a good point. Now that the PTSD has returned, and subsequent clarity along with it, this particular ‘time’ always seemed to align with said housemates (who were hot AF, which made the hookup suggestion with ‘Gale’ even worse) making overt attempts to pinch each other’s boyfriends.

    As I said, sorcery. Probably a bit of popery going on there too.

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘She was nicknamed Mr America.’

    Hnnnnnghhh.

    Stolen.

    The best (and very sub-par, in comparison) I have is a person of similar stature in my field of endeavour called Erin.

    Known to one and all (except her) as Eric.

  146. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared Australians will be fuming after Holden allowed its business to “wither away” even as it pocketed $2 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies.

    Bluddee hell. I’ve read some staggeringly stupid drivel of late (mostly on this blog), but the sentence above is a treasure trove of stupid.

    “Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared …” There’s your first problem there. The man is an irredeemable imbecile.

    “Australians will be fuming …” No, they won’t because they stopped buying holdens (and fords for that matter) in any kind of sustainable numbers decades ago. Most Ozzies wouldn’t give a rodent’s backside about holden going tits up, just as they wouldn’t give a rodent’s backside if any of the braindead commercial FTA TV channels finally went tits up.

    “allowed its business to “wither away” …” The announcement that ford and holden would cease manufacturing cars locally was made back when Yabbott was PM. Remember that (very brief) golden age, Cats?

    “it pocketed $2 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies” For a loss making sheltered workshop staffed by unproductive subsidy hoovering unionist blockheads making obsolete ugly unreliable vehicles that no one possessing a functioning brain would purchase. The car making equivalent of their beloved ALPBC.

  147. Mater

    Gale is coming, Gale is coming.

    Your failure to confront your feelings and ask her out, when you had such obvious strong feelings towards her, has obviously caused you long lasting emotional turmoil, Arky.
    I think it’s healthy that you’re confronting it, but trying to concoct flaws in an effort to convince yourself that you weren’t attracted to her, is unhealthy…and morally dishonest.
    Snap out of it, man. It was love, and denying it will eat you up.

  148. Helen

    I’m watching China Beach. On the second series last session there was an interview with the Vets who gave input to the series.

    One nurse said, I had no idea what a basket case was until one day I met one. He was a man (boy) with no legs, no arms and blind. A Dr said he operated on a man (boy) Both legs gone, left arm, left kidney, spleen and and an eye. As he was about to be medivaced out to Japan the man (boy) said to the Dr, You know Doc, it could have been worse. Some gals that had gone there to entertain the troops sang some songs and the harmony was just heart breaking, thinking that might have been the last song some guy heard. The red cross gals. They died, too, red cross gals, nurses, Uncle Ho didn’t care about bombing or attacking hospitals.

    I can see things in there that are wrong, not wiping down mattresses properly, long nails, no mould, impossibly white whites but I’ll forgive them that. The timing was just 20 years after and it was just becoming possible to even talk about Vietnam. One actress said, your job was to listen, listen to what they had to say, and it is disrespectful to not give a voice to returned vets now. Just listen to them.

    I think Trump is doing that, he is listening, giving respect, acknowledging, without making judgement on the rights or wrongs of what ever theater it was, just acknowledging that these guys, men and women went, and experienced and came home or did not, and they deserve respect, not vitriol or scorn. Well, most of them, almost all of them.

  149. Arky

    Don’t make me have to send wang your home address.

  150. Entropy

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3327033, posted on February 18, 2020 at 7:50 am
    Frigging Poms. Can’t let anyone else just have something. They have to be in on it too.

    No hurricanes in England. No cyclones, no typhoons. Nothing dramatic enough to have a name.

    So they invented a system to be just like everyone else, and accordingly we now have Storm Dennis, and before that Storm Ciara. What absolute shit. Naturally, it’s an attempt to make Pom disaster porn a bit more palatable to the ecofreaks.

    If reality got a look in, it would be called ‘Slightly More Shit Weather Than Usual Dennis’.

    Kind of like a pommy heat wave.

  151. Tel

    The natural state of the British Midlands is swamp, bog and marsh.

    Three generations of the Brunel family (greatest engineers the UK has ever seen, and possibly will ever see) worked on draining that swamp, and built a network of canals, locks and pumping stations, all of which have been deliberately allowed to fall into disrepair in the hope that once again nature will embrace the people with soggy, boggy goodness.

    Then the buggers whinge about it.

  152. Mater

    Don’t make me have to send wang your home address.

    An ideal threat, me thinks.
    There are numerals involved; I’m not convinced he could find the place.

  153. Shy Ted

    If I wanted to see Little Women I’d go to Asia. Not at the moment though.

  154. stackja

    New pollution and noise rules for rail freight will hurt state’s gran industry farmers warn
    New pollution and noise rules for rail freight risks piling another 25,000 B-double trucks onto the roads in a perverse outcome of a state government green push that would also hurt the state’s grain industry and push up grocery prices, farmers warn.

    Anna Caldwell, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    February 17, 2020 10:35pm

    New pollution and noise rules for rail freight risks piling another 25,000 B-double trucks onto the roads in a perverse outcome of a state government green push.

    The pollution scheme would also hurt the state’s grain industry and push up grocery prices, farmers warn.

    Agricultural leaders, including the NSW Farmers Association, have detailed the warning in a letter to NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean as the government finalises plans to impose strict new pollution and noise rules on the rail freight sector.

    The reforms signal the newest front in the government’s environment wars with Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall on Monday slamming the plans — which are being finalised by Mr Kean’s Environmental Protection Authority.

    “At every turn the EPA go out of their way to put green ideology ahead of our regional communities and common sense — this will mean less freight by rail and more by truck — how does that achieve any improvement to emissions?” Mr Barilaro said.

    Matt Kean again.

  155. Knuckle Dragger

    Mater
    93.1 Smith Street
    Browntown

    Simple. Anything else is ‘your interpretation’.

  156. calli

    The weather presenter added: “Recently temperatures were in the 20s, such was the warmth.

    “But across more northern areas, it will certainly be colder.

    “But still no where near as cold as it should be this time of the year.”

    Turn that thermostat down Gaia!

    Freeze the buggers!

  157. calli

    Twenty degrees is a Heat Wave.

    Break out the knotted hankies! And the Hyde Park deck chairs!

    We’re all gonna fry!

  158. Eyrie

    Saw the Dunham on Breitbart news just now. Ewwwww!
    If they had a contest for Tattoed Bush Pigs she’d be the favorite.

  159. Helen

    Kung Flu: some local gals went to Singapore weeks ago for a week. Got back a few days ago. AFTER UK said no one from Sinkers allowed in without isolation, etc. No restrictions, no isolation, just free and floating about the local woollies, the only supermarket, school (they are all mums of school age kiddies), god knows where else they might spread their germs or where the germ picker uppers spread theirs. Waiting for the 24 days to pass.

  160. Mater

    Simple. Anything else is ‘your interpretation’.

    Numbers are so binary, Knuckles. You have to snap out of your Black and White view on the world, and embrace the ‘vibe’.
    The difference between 93.1 Smith St and 193 Smith St is just a patriarchal construct of the evil capitalists. It matters not who you call on, they all garnered their wealth through unfair exchanges.

  161. Eyrie

    The Christmas Islanders should have been kept for 28 days.
    Once again the Australian government fails.

  162. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Sacré bleu, KD – the film you were referring to upthread was 28 Weeks Later. A third, 28 months later, is apparently under development.

    I enjoyed both films immensely, but my favourite scene is the one with the hippie animal libbers sneaking into the super secret bio hazard lab to liberate the creatures within. One of them finds some cuddly li’l monkeys and opens their cages, only to be viciously torn to pieces by the rage virus infected simians, thus setting the entire regrettable incident (a zombie virus event that kills tens of millions) in train.

  163. Arky

    (they are all mums of school age kiddies),

    ..
    assume most kids have symptoms so mild no one notices.
    assume average spread time = 6 days.
    assume patient zero in the cluster is adult, also has no bad symptoms, mild case.
    To spread from one family to another and get noticed, most likely route is through the children.
    ..
    So parent A to child A 6 days.
    child A to child B at school 6 more days
    child B to her parent B- 6 more days
    parent B to become symptomatic, go to doctor, get tested results back, 8 days.
    That is 26 days until there is even an even chance of this cluster getting noticed.

  164. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The difference between 93.1 Smith St and 193 Smith St is just a patriarchal construct of the evil capitalists. It matters not who you call on, they all garnered their wealth through unfair exchanges.

    Magnificent work, the pair of you.

  165. Delta A

    A welcome serve of commonsense. From the Oz:

    THERE’S NO QUESTION OF OUR BIOLOGICAL SEX
    COLIN WRIGHT EMMA HILTON

    That is settled as a scientific fact, not a construct

    Transgender ideology can take on a comical character, as in a recent American Civil Liberties Union commentary objecting to sales tax on tampons and similar products while pondering: “How can we recognise that barriers to menstrual access are a form of sex discrimination without erasing the lived experiences of trans men and non-binary people who menstruate, as well as women who don’t?”

    Yet it’s one thing to claim that a man can identify as a woman or vice versa. Increasingly, we see a dangerous and anti-scientific trend towards the outright denial of biological sex.

    “The idea of two sexes is simplistic,” an article in the scientific journal Nature declared in 2015. “Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.”

    A 2018 Scientific American piece asserted that “biologists now think there is a larger spectrum than just binary female and male”.

    And an October 2018 The New York Times headline promised to explain “Why Sex Is Not Binary”.

    The argument is that because some people are intersex — they have developmental conditions resulting in ambiguous sex characteristics — the categories male and female exist on a spectrum, and are therefore no more than social constructs. If male and female are merely arbitrary groupings, it follows that everyone, regardless of genetics or anatomy should be free to choose to identify as male or female, or to reject sex entirely in favour of a new bespoke “gender identity”.

    To characterise this line of reasoning as having no basis in reality would be an egregious understatement. It is false at every conceivable scale of resolution.

    In humans, as in most animals or plants, an organism’s biological sex corresponds to one of two distinct types of reproductive anatomy that develop for the production of small or large sex cells — sperm and eggs, respectively — and associated biological functions in sexual reproduction. In humans, reproductive anatomy is unambiguously male or female at birth more than 99.98 per cent of the time.

    The evolutionary function of these two anatomies is to aid in reproduction via the fusion of sperm and ova. No third type of sex cell exists in humans, and therefore there is no sex spectrum or additional sexes beyond male and female. Sex is binary.

    There is a difference, however, between the statements that there are only two sexes (true) and that everyone can be neatly categorised as male or female (false). The existence of only two sexes does not mean sex is never ambiguous. But intersex individuals are extremely rare, and they are neither a third sex nor proof that sex is a spectrum or a social construct.

    Not everyone needs to be discretely assignable to one or the other sex for biological sex to be functionally binary. To assume otherwise — to confuse secondary sexual traits with biological sex itself — is a category error.

    Denying the reality of biological sex and supplanting it with subjective “gender identity” is not merely an eccentric academic theory. It raises serious human rights concerns for vulnerable groups including women, homosexuals and children.

    Women have fought hard for sex-based legal protections. Female-only spaces are necessary because of the pervasive threat of male violence and sexual assault. Separate sporting categories are also necessary to ensure women and girls don’t have to face competitors who have acquired the irreversible performance-enhancing effects conferred by male puberty.

    The different reproductive roles of males and females require laws to safeguard women from discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere. The falsehood that sex is rooted in subjective identity instead of objective biology renders all these sex-based rights impossible to enforce.

    The denial of biological sex also erases homosexuality, as same-sex attraction is meaningless without the distinction between the sexes. Many activists now define homosexuality as attraction to the “same gender identity” rather than the same sex. This view is at odds with the scientific understanding of human sexuality. Lesbians have been denounced as “bigots” for expressing a reluctance to date men who identify as women. The successful normalisation of homosexuality could be undermined by miring it in an untenable ideology.

    Those most vulnerable to sex denialism are children. When they’re taught that sex is grounded in identity instead of biology, sex categories can easily become conflated with regressive stereotypes of masculinity and femininity. Masculine girls and feminine boys may become confused about their own sex. The dramatic rise of “gender dysphoric” adolescents

    — especially young girls — in clinics likely reflects this new cultural confusion.

    The large majority of genderdysphoric youths eventually outgrow their feelings of dysphoria during puberty, and many end up identifying as homosexual adults. “Affirmation” therapies, which insist a child’s cross-sex identity should never be questioned, and puberty-blocking drugs, advertised as a way for children to “buy time” to sort out their identities, may only solidify feelings of dysphoria, setting them on a pathway to more invasive medical interventions and permanent infertility. This pathologising of sexatypical behaviour is extremely worrying and regressive. It is similar to gay “conversion” therapy, except that it’s now bodies instead of minds that are being converted to bring children into “proper” alignment with themselves.

    The time for politeness on this issue has passed. Biologists and medical professionals need to stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex. When authoritative scientific institutions ignore or deny empirical fact in the name of social accommodation, it is an egregious betrayal to the scientific community they represent. It undermines public trust in science, and it is dangerously harmful to those most vulnerable.

    Colin Wright is an evolutionary

    biologist at Penn State University; Emma Hilton is a developmental biologist at the University of

    Manchester.

    Biologists and medical professionals need to stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex

  166. Geriatric Mayfly

    Griffon Vultures can soar at up to 11,000 metres (36,100 ft) above sea level. A perfect vantage point?
    Saudi Arabian officials have “detained” a vulture on accusations of being a spy for Israel,

    Yesterday’s news. They aint seen nothing yet. As plagues of locusts now sweep the Middle East and North Africa, there will be one or two with sinister motives and worth interrogating.

    Cyborg locusts could be used to sniff out bombs, scientists say

  167. Cassie of Sydney

    “Delta A
    #3327102, posted on February 18, 2020 at 9:26 am”

    Delta….I posted a comment on this excellent piece earlier this morning……which was rejected within sixty seconds…I then complained and they reinstated it. However they have now closed all comments…interesting…they’ve probably received the usual threats from trannies and their apologists.

    Here is my comment….

    “Amen.

    I have been following this debate for a few years now. My heroes are women, often radical feminists such as Megan Murphy, Posie Parker, Kara Dansky, Saba Malik and many others who are all bravely standing up to this nonsense that is transgender ideology….an ideology which, at its core, is the denial of biological sex.

    Earlier this month, in Seattle, the aforementioned women….Kara Dansky, Saba Malik and Megan Murphy gave a public lecture in a public library on the dangers posed to biological women of transgender ideology. For their “thought crimes” these women received death and rape threats (the irony was not lost on them) and had to be escorted into the library by security (mainly men and again…the irony was not lost on them). Outside the library trans rights activists and antifa expressed their resentment and hostility very clearly……screaming obscenities, threatening rape, shouting and harassing speakers and attendees. So yes…I agree completely…..”The time for politeness on this issue has passed”…..well passed.

    Thank you to this newspaper for publishing this and thank you for the amazing work done by Bernard Lane.

  168. stackja

    1948 first Holden – 1950 VBU strike

    Holden’s Strike Settled
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) – Tue 28 Mar 1950 – Page 4 – Holden’s Strike Settled
    About 100 employees of General Motors-Holdens, Ltd., Birkenhead, who went on strike on Sunday because they claimed a staff man had done work usually done by a daily-paid employee, decided yesterday at a meeting in the Trades Hall to resume work today. After a conference with the management, officials of the Vehicle Builders’ Union, which covers the men, said that the management had agreed to disrate the staff man. Applications would close on June 15. Only boys whose 13th birthday occurred this year were eligible to apply. The management had indicated that the staff man bad acted against their instructions in working on Sunday.

  169. 8th Dan

    What was the point of the Vietnam war? We lost 500 men (?), the American lost 55,000 and Vietnam was down 1 million people. The South was taken over by the North and went communist anyway. Everyone would have been better off to simply let it go at the very beginning.

    Well said.

  170. stackja

    Strike Delays Holden Output
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) – Tue 30 Aug 1949 – Page 4 – Strike Delays Holden Output

    Peak 1949 Holden production — which it was hoped would be 80 cars a day — has been set back three months by the coal strike.
    The highest daily figure this year will now be about 64. Output had been increased by General Motors-Holdens Ltd., according to a planned schedule. At the end of June daily production was 40. The strike, however, meant delay in supplies of raw materials and parts from many Australian sources.

  171. pete m

    They need a new catchy name for people who don’t id as man or woman.

    Misex?

  172. struth

    They need a new catchy name for people who don’t id as man or woman.

    A retard.

  173. lotocoti

    Kind of like a pommy heat wave.

    They were a horror show pre Sunday trading for pubs in Norn Iron.
    There were those bijou under bench fridges and offies which didn’t sell cold.
    Which meant joining the blockbusting queue waiting for a table at the Wuhan Palace,
    for a serve of spling lolls and a dozen Caffery’s Red Ale.

  174. Rambler quote of the day:

    Cats love fish, but hate to get their paws wet.

  175. struth

    New pollution and noise rules for rail freight will hurt state’s gran industry farmers warn
    New pollution and noise rules for rail freight risks piling another 25,000 B-double trucks onto the roads in a perverse outcome of a state government green push that would also hurt the state’s grain industry and push up grocery prices, farmers warn.

    How does the grain magically get to the train?
    How does it get to the port of choice, or from train to factories/bakeries and the like?

    Our farmers federation want subsidised freight, being the true agrarian socialists they are.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    They need a new catchy name for people who don’t id as man or woman

    Trees.

  177. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    What was the point of the Vietnam war? We lost 500 men (?), the American lost 55,000 and Vietnam was down 1 million people. The South was taken over by the North and went communist anyway. Everyone would have been better off to simply let it go at the very beginning.

    using that logic we should just let china take over the world as well. stupidity

  178. Leigh Lowe

    New pollution and noise rules for rail freight will hurt state’s gran industry farmers warn

    Grans can be noisy old sheilas, it is true.

  179. vlad

    What was the point of the Vietnam war? We lost 500 men (?), the American lost 55,000 and Vietnam was down 1 million people. The South was taken over by the North and went communist anyway.

    That’s because we lost it. If we’d won it and the South went communist, you might have a point. The point was to stop the South going communist by winning the war.

  180. Stimpson J. Cat

    He experienced terrible Akathisia, which is a condition where the person feels an incredible, endless, irresistible restlessness, bordering on panic, and an inability to sit still. The reaction made him suicidal.

    Welcome to the party pal!
    It’s fun isn’t it?
    The good news is you can clean your room over and over and over until it is absolutely spotless.
    It’s important to stay positive and keep moving.
    Except for one thing: you experience this condition BECAUSE you took these drugs.
    It is a side effect.
    How many other poor dumb b®stards take these drugs on the recommendation of Doctors, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists like yourself and experience these conditions as side effects as well?
    And continued use of the drugs makes these side effects PERMANENT.
    But none of you mention that do you?
    No.
    You don’t.
    No one does.

    Good luck,
    I hope you completely recover and learn a valuable lesson about medication and mental illness.
    But I don’t think you will learn the right lesson, unfortunately.

  181. areff

    Or have I misread the article?

    Nope. You read it right. When the appeal is lodged by a cardinal, you’re allowed to include information as fact that was specifically ordered retracted by the trial judge.

  182. struth

    What was the point of the Vietnam war? We lost 500 men (?), the American lost 55,000 and Vietnam was down 1 million people. The South was taken over by the North and went communist anyway. Everyone would have been better off to simply let it go at the very beginning.

    If the left in the west weren’t so rabid because they , like numbers, hated the thought of fighting their ideological comades, we would not have lost.
    Vietnam was a time of learning.
    We all learned that politicians shit themselves over noisy minority rabid lefties and the are still doing it today.
    And like our overfuelled, eco-arsonist lit bushfires to victims of mooossie terror attacks, to the poor bastards who went to Vietnam with half committed governments appeasing domestic and foreign commos, it costs lives……………….unnecessary lives.

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    Cats love fish, but hate to get their paws wet.

    And live a coward in thine own esteem,
    Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would, ”
    Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage?

  184. Eyrie

    Geriatric Mayfly: “Griffon Vultures can soar at up to 11,000 metres (36,100 ft) above sea level. A perfect vantage point?”

    I wonder what that is based on? Unless sucked up in a thunderstorm. Clear air thermals do not go that high and I have not heard of birds wave soaring. Birds can’t deliberately fly in cloud either.

  185. struth

    Stimpson…………………..

    Here’s a bit of my life you may find interesting.

    I was the golden haired boy when younger, a swimming champion and top of the class etc.
    Then some real shit , terrible stuff, went down and having had the most perfect upbringing, and being just a teenager I couldn’t cope, I had heart beating over a hundred at rest, and was basically about to have a complete breakdown.
    The doctor put me on Serapax…………..if that’s how it is spelt, which is a depressant.
    I got quite suicidal on it, the thought would not leave me.
    I was shaking and could not weld at work.
    One day my father found out what I was on, and made me stop taking them.
    From that very moment in life, I toughened up, and came good.
    What chemicals can do is just amazing, the virtual psychosis was prescribed for me by a doctor!

  186. Geriatric Mayfly

    Eyrie
    I wonder what that is based on? Unless sucked up in a thunderstorm. Clear air thermals do not go that high and I have not heard of birds wave soaring. Birds can’t deliberately fly in cloud either.

    I snatched that from BBC News Jan 5, 2011. No greater authority in my humble opinion. Oops! The ABC can out perform when motivated eg. 100 metre Williams.

  187. The ABC is having another “evil coal” day.

  188. Roger

    Comment by ‘waggamick’ at The Guardian on rugby’s decline nails it:

    Rugby was doomed from the moment it was taken over by marketers and turned into ‘a product’. Simplifiying rules that eliminated skills and chance in the name of attracting a bigger viewing audience(women) had unitended consequences. It changed from a game that showcased team skills and strategy into a product based on speed and strength. So fast that the rules couldn’t keep up and the 150 year old playing field dimensions couldn’t cope. Body shapes homgenised, coaches adapted and the game sacrificed nuanced strategy, tactics and moves to generally become boring and predictable with real football time sapped from the game by numerous interminable shots at goal. Playing groups became logos and lost connection with their locations all in the name of merchandising. The game lost it’s soul.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    As plagues of locusts now sweep the Middle East and North Africa, there will be one or two with sinister motives and worth interrogating.

    Locust soup is the next big thing.

    Locust plague reaches coronavirus-hit China after wreaking havoc across Africa (17 Feb)

    But footage has now surfaced showing thousands of the locusts seemingly reaching the border of China, adding yet more problems to a country struggling to contain the deadly coronavirus.

    The clip is believed to have been taken on the Xinjiang border in the west of the country on February 15.

    It shows the blue sky filled with the locusts as far as the eye can see.

    China isn’t having a good run lately.

  190. GoTiges

    About the AFLW and the high number of injuries. Can’t imagine how it is connected to menstruation. They ought to read their own reports. The AFL publishes (or used to publish) an annual injury report. The full report from 2018 seems to have been removed from the website* but the summary is there. What is missing from the summary are stats regarding females:

    (AFLW) Torn ACL injuries increased from 4.31 per 1000 hours in 2017 to 6.47 this year (2018). By comparison, there were only 0.7 ACL injuries per 1000 player hours in the AFL (men) in 2017.

    The incidence of concussion causing missed matches was 3.2 injuries per 1000 player hours in both AFLW seasons, compared to 1.5 injuries per 1000 hours in the 2017 AFL (mens) season.

    AFL is a hard game to play. I’m happy for the girls to be running around and they seem to enjoy themselves even if the standard of play is terrible. But it is simply a fact that females are much more likely to be injured while playing. Increased number of hours played = increased number of injuries.
    *The search function seems to have disappeared from the AFL website, I wonder why that would be? And the 2019 annual report is not available yet.

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    From that very moment in life, I toughened up, and came good.

    Well that is very good news and you had a very good father.
    Driving a truck is still crazy though,
    I’m sorry to tell you.
    You are are still one of my people.
    😁

  192. notafan

    JC

    Vietnam.

    Pointless?

    Only because we walked away without winning.

  193. Snoopy

    TheirABC:

    UK hit with record number of flood warnings

    My bold.

    Laughter is the only sane response.

  194. 10% of the world’s population under compulsory lockdown, but brace yourself for this site’s resident commie fuckwit to start complaining about a few months in Vietnam fifty bloody years ago.
    looks at watch. few hours to wait. But the fucking thing will be here.

    Now this is funny.
    Just did a word search for “Vietnam” on the last page of this site.
    It comes up 23 times.
    I have not posted about the issue at all on this OT.
    Who is obsessed?

  195. Sinclair Davidson

    Venn diagram time:
    1. people happy that Australia will not deport indigenous Australians
    2. people pissed off Israel will not deport Jews.

  196. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Japan’s economy suffered its biggest contraction in five years in the final quarter of 2019, slowed by a sales-tax hike and a destructive typhoon.

    the only thing that will save japan is fucking. literally. making babies. what they are doing is window dressing on slow motion civilisational collapse. women must be herded back out of the office and back into the bedroom en mass.

  197. Geriatric Mayfly

    Locust plague reaches coronavirus-hit China after wreaking havoc across Africa (17 Feb)
    But footage has now surfaced showing thousands of the locusts seemingly reaching the border of China,

    Will Mr. Huawei with his all encompassing 5G eyes be able to pick out the CIA cyborg locusts for re-education. No shortage of facilities in western China.

  198. notafan

    Interesting Cassie

    I have wondered what the circumstances were that those two little girls were so accessible.

    Let me say I never ever left my little girls alone with anyone male except their father.

    Not even single uncles.

  199. EvilElvis

    “Gale is coming, Gale is coming!”

    Arkys regular Saturday night call rang out across the suburbs as he dismounted the beast. A quivering, sweating, pulsating, yet satisfied mass that had just had her ‘Model A’ ‘restored’.

    Our queer accented hero skulked off into the night, dignity trampled again, pressure cleaner in hand…

  200. Stimpson J. Cat

    Now this is funny.
    Just did a word search for “Vietnam” on the last page of this site.
    It comes up 23 times.
    I have not posted about the issue at all on this OT.
    Who is obsessed?

    All of you disgust me.

    Absolute disgrace.

    Just change the name to Vietnam Files.

    It’s over.

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