Wednesday Forum: August 15, 2018

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  1. Rae

    the early twentieth century research by demographers that were used by both fascists and communists as excuses for policies depopulating Europe

    Adolf thought the Dews were Bolsheviks.

  2. Elle

    You better not be a parking inspector Elle.
    I quite like you as a person.

    I view parking inspectors as scum bags.

    I could have you up against a wall, with legs spread. I have the power to arrest you. Don’t hold that against me. As I said, I live a conflicted life.

    Enough said about moi!

  3. Tintarella di Luna

    You mean nobody is buying Phillip Adams coffee cups?

    That’s right, and they’re not buying the Bandana-ed Ape’s novelised histories either.

  4. From old Fred…

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Melbourne after police found a suspected AK47 assault rifle, as well as drugs and a fake firearm, in an afternoon raid in the city’s southeast.

    Fake news. AK47s are illegal, so they cannot exist.

    Everybody knows this.

  5. Steve trickler

    Sewers.

    Sewers are important.

    Today a 24 hour power blackout in a city would be a mess.

    The Great Stink of 1858



  6. Tintarella di Luna

    Baldrick, how is everything going healthwise? seems you haven’t missed a beat.

  7. Neil

    These factors must be taken into consideration when considering the carrying capacity of this continent.

    The carrying capacity of Australia is up to the ingenuity of Australians. But we do not need Eastern European Doctors, Dentists, Scientists who like the higher paying jobs here than they get back home. They should be fighting for better pay and working conditions like people in this country did. Furthermore they should go back home and look after their parents who they left.

    Has anybody seen the size of Russia? Most of their scientists get paid $12,000/year and they do not like it. So they all want to migrate to Australia because the money is better. They contribute nothing to Australia. The Greeks and Italians created jobs brought different types of food and made a contribution

  8. Roger

    Easy Roger. Not having a go at you.

    Noted.

  9. stackja

    Sensible centre needs to reclaim immigration debate
    LAURA JAYES
    Laura Jayes
    August 15, 2018 4:42pm
    Subscriber only

    FRASER Anning is appealing to a significant cohort of people, who have wrongly been ignored by centre mainstream politicians.

    Set aside the shout-out to Nazi propagandists for a moment. Senator Anning only has a platform because others have vacated the field when it comes to serious discussion on immigration and integration.

    It shouldn’t be up to Fraser Anning to lead this debate. He’s the last person in the parliament that should be. He was elected on 19 first preference votes and surfed in on One Nation’s wave. His guiding principles can surely be called into question after he defected from One Nation on his first day in Parliament, eventually joining Bob Katter’s Australia Party.

    I’m not even sure he represents the people of north western Queensland. Why? Because he lives in a high-rise building in Brisbane. As one of his colleagues told me: “He left Gladstone to move to his luxury apartment and his parliamentary office is on the 36th floor of a riverside building with an office window that overlooks the Story Bridge”.

    A man of the people? I think not.

    He was deliberately provocative in his maiden speech. That’s the way you get headlines and get noticed. Make no mistake, that was the primary motivation, and he achieved it.

    It was a great bipartisan moment on Wednesday — when Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull denounced Fraser Anning for evoking Nazi Germany and harking back to the White Australia policy. To see the Parliament’s first elected Muslim MP Ed Husic be embraced by his mate — a Jooish minister in the other side, Josh Frydenberg — reminds us of the great things that can be achieved.

    Laura Jayes is the host of NewsDay on Sky News.

    @ljayes

  10. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fake news. AK47s are illegal, so they cannot exist.

    Everybody knows this.

    AK74 probably.
    Easy mistake to make.

  11. Infidel Tiger

    Small mercies. The euthanasia bill was defeated tonight.

  12. Rae

    Looking at those pictures of Genoa

    We drove across that bridge not so long ago. On the way from Pisa to Monaco.

  13. Baldrick

    Doing great thanks Tinta. Good as new. 😸

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    Has anybody seen the size of Russia? Most of their scientists get paid $12,000/year and they do not like it. So they all want to migrate to Australia because the money is better. They contribute nothing to Australia.

    Russian Scientists Confirmed!!!

  15. Snoopy

    The issue is JC wants more immigration, loves the immigration ponzi. He will lie and obfuscate to argue this point forever. Because living like sardines crammed into a 3rd world shithole is good for GDP. That helps JC’s Qantas and Sydney Airport shares. Case closed.

  16. Stimpson J. Cat

    The euthanasia bill was defeated tonight.

    Who Hoo!!!
    I’ll take a few extra antipsychotics to celebrate!
    Party On Dudes!

  17. Tintarella di Luna

    Doing great thanks Tinta. Good as new

    Happy to hear it Baldrick, so it’s look out world eh?

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Has anybody seen the size of Russia? Most of their scientists get paid $12,000/year and they do not like it. So they all want to migrate to Australia because the money is better. They contribute nothing to Australia. The Greeks and Italians created jobs brought different types of food and made a contribution

    I’d rather a million Russian scientists than one whinging Pom.

  19. twostix

    It takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to drive 38km’s to the Brisbane CBD in the morning. It took 1 hour 30 yesterday.

    That’s now.

    How’s it going to be when the 350,000 new people move into the hundred new dog box ghettos they’re manufacturing around here.

    There is no upside to any of this for the australian native, it’s third world shithole thinking that has infected the bugman class like a virus, they need to be stopped.

  20. Robber Baron

    non-discriminatory immigration policy.

    We obviously need more nutters, bludgers, fanatics, disease carriers and serial killers. We can’t discriminate. Everyone is equal.

    What Australia desperately needs is a discriminatorty immigration policy.

  21. Tintarella di Luna

    The euthanasia bill was defeated tonight.</blockquote

    Death forestalled, for now.

  22. Snoopy

    I’d rather a million Russian scientists than one whinging Pom.

    I’d rather any amount of hot Singapore chicks.

  23. Speedbox

    They contribute nothing to Australia.

    Bullshit.

  24. stackja

    With the debate about solving finally the arid problem of Australia.
    Open the borders to anyone who volunteers to turn the central Australian area into farmland.
    Build dams and canals like Mid Eastern countries.
    I am sure many all ready here from various countries would happily leave the crowded cities for the open areas.
    Greens would welcome the new wilderness. And the ALP would like all the new union members.

  25. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2789949, posted on August 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Good.

  26. Stimpson J. Cat

    Isn’t BorisG Russian?
    Get in here Boris!

  27. Neil

    I’d rather a million Russian scientists than one whinging Pom.

    Really? I was born in Australia. Where were U born? But science is the first profession without borders. Every Scientist has to publish in English. Guess what? Every scientist wants a job in a English speaking country. Especially those from Eastern Europe and China

    But 25m people in a country the size of Australia is stupid. Immigration in general is good for Australia. Remember the days when there were only chicko rolls and meat pies? Remember tripe?

  28. harrys on the boat

    I see that dopey bint Alberici is channeling m0nty and being fucking clueless when it comes to economics and in particular tax.

    https://twitter.com/albericie/status/1028893308485951488?s=19

  29. Infidel Tiger

    I’d rather any amount of hot Singapore chicks.

    No such thing.

  30. Pete of Perth

    Aftet work do celebrating one year in our new premises. A few beers + champagne (bubbly stuff, stuff the French) poured into a wine glass. Met lots of people from the first floor; engineers. I reside on the 4th floor; lots of biologists which don’t party. No mention of turdball during the conversations. My legs are feeling really relaxed

  31. Death Giraffe

    Remember the days when there were only chicko rolls and meat pies?

    ..
    Goddamn communist.

  32. harrys on the boat

    IT was spawned from the ass of a jackal.

  33. Pete of Perth

    IT, I’m married to an ex Singapore hot chick.

  34. Goanna

    Delta.
    The dead hand of interfering government at all levels has choked most initiative out of the country.
    The immigration/housing Ponzi forestalls the day of reckoning.

  35. Snoopy

    It’s Chiko rolls. Fuck off.

  36. Neil

    Goddamn communist.

    What is your point? I was talking about the days when there were only chiko rolls, meat pies and tripe. the Greeks and Italians made a contribution to Australia by changing all that. the Eastern Europeans are only here to take things from people

  37. Habib

    Does anyone believe Albersceechy has a clue about anything whatsoever except maybe shopping? She’s ignorant, stupid and obnoxious enough to be an economics academic. Or even a journalism prof.

  38. Pete of Perth

    30 minutes till I get home and I need a leak.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    So have you dined on much Sudanese grub Neil?

    I think we have the food thing covered. Why are we importing anyone else?

  40. Boambee John

    Delta A
    #2789788, posted on August 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm
    Serious question:

    can someone please tell me how/why increased immigration is economically beneficial to the country? Especially immigration from impoverished and war stricken countries, where immigrants bring few skills and rely on welfare for many years – sometimes for life.

    There is no advantage at all in bringing in unskilled workers. We cannot even find jobs for native born unskilled workers.

    Apologies, there is a group that gains. Social workers and Centrelink staff get more “clients”, leading to more jobs and improved career opportunities for them. The rest of us, not so much.

  41. Senator Anning:

    “The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote.”

    The Australian, channeling Joseph Goebbels:

    The former prime minister today added his voice to the chorus of disapproval over Senator Anning’s first speech, in which he called for a ban on Muslim immigration and a “final solution to the immigration problem”.

    See what they did there?

    Logically, this means that the prime minister called for censure of a popular vote.

    Which is entirely the point.

  42. Makka

    That is the point you are avoiding.

    No, you are avoiding the bloody obvious. I have already accepted that Anning was going to cop it with his speech. Anning did not have to hand over the high ground and undermine his argument with his obvious cock up of using final solution. Yet, he did.

    He should now come back and escalate the shyte out of this and make a real fist of it. Let’s see.

  43. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    IT, I’m married to an ex Singapore hot chick.

    them’s got short legs

  44. Death Giraffe

    What is your point? I was talking about the days when there were only chiko rolls, meat pies and tripe. the Greeks and Italians made a contribution to Australia by changing all that. the Eastern Europeans are only here to take things from people

    ..
    Has everyone lost their sense of humour today?
    Is it the lack of smiley faces?
    Look, as a world famous Youtuber, I don’t have to take this.

  45. Habib

    And if anyone could descend into the sewer that is Twitter they could point out to the ignorant, innumerate imbecile that Bluescope would be considerably more profitable and thus actually coughing some company tax if they weren’t being hosed by energy costs, caused by noisy, fuckwitted greensoc shills like her.

  46. jupes

    It was a great bipartisan moment on Wednesday — when Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull denounced Fraser Anning for evoking Nazi Germany and harking back to the White Australia policy. To see the Parliament’s first elected Muslim MP Ed Husic be embraced by his mate — a Jooish minister in the other side, Josh Frydenberg — reminds us of the great things that can be achieved.

    FMD

    Vomit inducing garbage from Laura Jayes.

  47. C.L.

    The euthanasia bill was defeated tonight.

    The final solution to the ageing population problem.
    A sad day for Nazism.

  48. Neil

    So have you dined on much Sudanese grub Neil?

    Mate life is complicated. In general immigration is good for Australia. 25M people in a country the size of Europe is insane. Who knows what is right or wrong All I know is that in a group of 10 scientists I was the only one born in Australia. They were all here because the money is better and the academics in charge flew them in.

    I think most academics in Australia are Labor Party voters. it gives them sexual thrills when they say they have given a job to someone from Russia or China. look how great I am they proclaim.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    With a few careful edits all this Anning fuelled idiocy could have been avoided.

    It’s almost like it was pre-planned?

  50. Speedbox

    I was born in Australia. Where were U born? But science is the first profession without borders. Every Scientist has to publish in English. Guess what? Every scientist wants a job in a English speaking country. Especially those from Eastern Europe and China

    But 25m people in a country the size of Australia is stupid. Immigration in general is good for Australia.

    Has anybody, ever, said that immigration to Australia should be stopped? Howard was right when he said that ‘we’ will decide who comes to Australia. The difference is that we don’t want backward, social security dependent hordes of illiterate goat farmers.

    I’d take Russians any day of the week compared to much of the dross currently imported. Russians who emigrate to this country are well (usually highly) educated, don’t live in enclaves, inter-marry with Australians, get jobs or start businesses and pay tax. FMD, what more do you want.

    I know many Russian emigrants and to a person, they are strong contributors to the nation. Not one collects social security. And by the way, those who have previously lived under communist/socialist regimes are usually the most anti-communist/socialist people you will find. Which, in itself, is probably why Labor will never want too many Russians or Eastern Europeans emigrating here as they are not the usual leftist vote herd.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    After I got red-pilled on climate change I started to scratch a few other conventional wisdom thingy’s. Whaling was a surprising one for me. I ended up not pro-whaling – but neutral. I reckon that is even more controversial than climate change at dinner parties.

    Cactus, we’ve just been to a ‘talk’ on Hunting in the Arctic, given by the ship’s resident ‘exploration’ expert. He was rather weak on the Vikings with a simple overview yesterday (I know more because I’ve read more I guess), but gave quite an informed overview of the various forms of hunting – for seals, whales, arctic fox and poley bears. He apologised for some ‘unpleasant’ pictures of early hunting that he was showing for historic purposes and we thought we were in for a sermon (you get those on this cruise – tonight we are being fed a ‘vegan’ meal in the hope that it will start us off on the authorised track of living for the planet, so strongly endorsed by this company – in theory – on this one night, although there’s plenty of pork and lamb and beef at other times).

    Our lecturer though was pretty straight about what happened in the past re hunting, and also about how limited culling was allowed at present, especially for self-defense vs poley bears, but also for whaling and sealing for meat and skins. Many Cats would have enjoying hearing him say in Svalbard at the top it was mandatory to have a gun, you were not allowed to enter otherwise. This area is an international zone, although policed by Norway. Norwegians still enjoy their whale meat and the poley bear ‘crisis’ is, as we found in Iceland’, not exactly a real crisis or something they worry much about. So there is a fairly schizoid attitude to things climatic – full of official political gloom and doom but a lot of doing otherwise when it comes to the crunch. Tell that to your dinner party confreres, Cactus. Whales are still being culled and so are seals and 500 poley bears are killed there each year in ‘self-defense’. These are all abundant species (the figures taken in the past are amazing, running into hundreds of thousands yearly) and although there were concerns from that about species decline, they are all doing very well again now under certain controls.

    All the questions asked by the Americans were about how to get a gun licence and what calibre of bullet you had to use. They didn’t sound like high protectionists. lol.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    Mate life is complicated. In general immigration is good for Australia. 25M people in a country the size of Europe is insane. Who knows what is right or wrong All I know is that in a group of 10 scientists I was the only one born in Australia. They were all here because the money is better and the academics in charge flew them in.

    You are a parody account.

    Maybe we could replace those ten highly educated and culturally compatible Russian Scientist with some Sudanese sous chefs?

  53. Habib

    Did someone actually get paid to pen that moronic drivel? They really have a low opinion of their readership to publish such lightweight, ignorant shit. It was certainly the right choice to cancel my sub to that rag, a pity as it once was almost relevant and readable. Rupes should turn off the heart lung machine.

  54. Boambee John

    Confused Old Misfit at 1803

    If you couch every utterance with the caution that it might ignite a response from the other side then you will muzzle yourselves.

    This is probably why Tony Abbott speaks in such a stilted fashion. He is desperately trying to avoid the use of “trigger” words.

  55. Had amyone else seen the current ABC self-promo Yours? Diversity! The funny thing is that representing homosexuals still requires a flag.

  56. Makka

    In general immigration WAS good for Australia.

    FIFY Neil

  57. Boambee John

    Lucy turnbullites will have the power to punish private car ownership any day now.

    I think she might find that that is a bridge too far. There will be ekectoral repercussions for any party that tries that.

  58. Zatara

    Barnaby was interesting recently, when he remarked that because the Ord River Dam was protected by a signed international rights of the waterfowl treaty, it was impossible for a future greens government to dynamite the dam to save the river.

    Why do politicians assume nobody actually reads the crap they base their lies on?

    Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat

    5. Any Contracting Party shall have the right to add to the List further wetlands situated within its territory, to extend the boundaries of those wetlands already included by it in the List, or, because of its urgent national interests, to delete or restrict the boundaries of wetlands already included by it in the List

  59. Roger

    Russians are OK and piroshki are quite tasty.

    It’s the New Zealanders we should be worried about.

    They bring nothing exotic to the table.

  60. Neil

    I’d take Russians any day of the week compared to much of the dross currently imported

    I would not. They should be back home looking after their parents. They just take jobs and contribute nothing Why do you think the poms up and left the EU?

  61. Gab

    Anyone else remember when gillard banned “immigrants” from Sudan? Or was it Nigeria?

  62. Death Giraffe

    I think our immigration policies should stop discriminating against blonde girls with huge norks.
    In my memory of my youth such girls were everywhere.
    The current deficit can only be due to discrimination.
    Well I remember as a lad of 12 at the dental school having my teeth experimented on by buxom young trainee dental nurses.
    My head clamped firmly into their bosom, while the drill whined and ground unnescesary holes into my grateful teeth.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We are just about to go for lunch. I am going to pack in the meat at lunch, I say to Hairy, to make up for the lentil burgers tonight. Lunch is always a buffet, but dinner is always served at table and you have no choice whatsoever. One starter, one main, and one dessert. If you seriously object (say, for allergies etc) they will provide a choice. I somewhat fearful that Hairy will declare an allergy to da sermon and demand his planetary rights as an omnivore-by-dentition to Vitamin B12. Luckily we are eating early due to an evening tour we are taking and so will not have our new-found dinner companions with us; they are academics and we are still feeling our way politically with them; socially, they are good fun, French, from Paris, and right into sailing. They may yet come a time to agree to disagree though. Tricky, these cruise dinners.

  64. twostix

    This nation is effectively run by a cabal of property developers, education diploma printers and corporatist social engineers.

    Funnily enough all of them live in 95% white suburbs.

    A good list, a good list, but you forget the leviathan.

    4 million baby boomers sitting on a half a million bucks of unearned cash in their soon to be sold for a caravan overpriced houses. Somebody has got to somehow keep those prices high until they cash in then kick off.

  65. jupes

    Meanwhile the AFL grapples with its own Frankenstein’s monster.

    Already committed to expanding the number of AWFL teams in a competition no one pays to watch and costs the league a lazy $10 mil per year, they have tried to reduce the number of games to save some money but copped pretty predictable abuse from the ‘athletes’.

    If that wasn’t embarrassing enough, what about the trannies? Surely they can play too and make an already joke competition a complete and utter farce? Diversity is a strength right? LOL

    Too gutless to make a permanent decision last year, they kicked the can down the road and now the issue of trannies has reared its (literally) ugly head again.

    Suck shit dickheads.

  66. John Constantine

    Safe Cars after they do Safe Trucks.

    Cutting emissions by requiring new standards will cull many proles out of car ownership.

    Cutting speed limits, zero blood alcohol, annual safety and emissions checks.

    Constant robot camera punitive fines of bad proles in cars.

    Artificial intelligence monitoring software required in new compliant cars, to punitive fine your bank account directly in real time as you offend.

    Proles will give up the burden of cars of their own safe will.

    Comrades.

  67. Speedbox

    I would not.

    Oh, I see. Your a dopey ignorant troll. My mistake. Fuck off.

  68. Death Giraffe

    It’s the New Zealanders we should be worried about.

    ..
    Yeah.
    Kiwi bastards.
    They should stay right where they are. We have enough of ’em already.
    Except their dental nurses.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    The Neilbot wants all immigrants who take his job banned but the rest of the country filled to the gunwales with third worlders.

    What an extraordinarily stupid man.

  70. rickw

    With a few careful edits all this Anning fuelled idiocy could have been avoided.

    It’s almost like it was pre-planned?

    Maybe that’s the idea. Most Australians who might have otherwise not heard about the speach will read it and make up their own minds. Generally, he’s spot on and The Left are being tossers as usual.

  71. egg_

    ABC pulling the plug on storefront and online sales. Of course will take nothing away from the fact that obviously no-one is buying their shit any more.

    You mean nobody is buying Phillip Adams coffee cups?

    That’s right, and they’re not buying the Bandana-ed Ape’s novelised histories either.

    Father’s Day specials bin – a Phatty gallon mug and penis head Pete’s potty potted histories?

  72. twostix

    What is your point? I was talking about the days when there were only chiko rolls, meat pies and tripe.

    We’ve got the Internet to get recipes now. We don’t need to import a million people from each race on earth to learn how to cook the five dishes they eat.

  73. C.L.

    It was a great bipartisan moment on Wednesday — when Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull denounced Fraser Anning for evoking Nazi Germany and harking back to the White Australia policy. To see the Parliament’s first elected Muslim MP Ed Husic be embraced by his mate — a Jooish minister in the other side, Josh Frydenberg — reminds us of the great things that can be achieved.

    The Great Bipartisan Moments are always left-wing triumphs. Always.
    And in the midst of a GBM the Liberals always have that nervously excited, chest-out and thrilled demeanour; like a 17 year-old boy just told by dad that he can have a beer at the family barbecue.

  74. Rae

    I think it’s a good evening to re-watch One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

  75. Sinclair Davidson

    It is always a good day to watch One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

    Gentlepeople – there is a dedicated Fraser Anning thread.

  76. rickw

    Mate life is complicated. In general immigration is good for Australia. 25M people in a country the size of Europe is insane.

    Isn’t that the whole point of Australia?

    Being able to put vast distances between yourself and people you don’t like?

  77. Roger

    Yeah. Kiwi bastards.

    Thieving Kiwi bastards, as the deportation rate attests.

    They even claim the pavlova as their national dessert.

  78. egg_

    Barnaby was interesting recently, when he remarked that because the Ord River Dam was protected by a signed international rights of the waterfowl treaty, it was impossible for a future greens government to dynamite the dam to save the river.

    Why do politicians assume nobody actually reads the crap they base their lies on?

    Pollies fouling the water, yet again?

  79. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Speaking of caravans, no-one on this ferry/cruise calls the cabins Staterooms, as they do on the real cruise ships. They are cabins. Hairy calls ours ‘the cupboard’. It is about the size of a caravan, and we had a good time at first unpacking three months worth of changing seasonal clothing into it. You can have three shelves for your stuff, I say graciously, and one hanging cabinet plus a socks and undies drawer. I need at least five shelves and three drawers and lots of little pokey holes for my make up and j3welery etc, I declare.

    He travels far more lightly than I do. 🙂

  80. C.L.

    We’ve got the Internet to get recipes now. We don’t need to import a million people from each race on earth to learn how to cook the five dishes they eat.

    Yes, it’s time to retire the old argument from falafels.

  81. twostix

    To see the Parliament’s first elected Muslim MP Ed Husic be embraced by his mate — a Jooish minister in the other side, Josh Frydenberg — reminds us of the great things that can be achieved.

    The commonwealth is as close to the heart of the Australian everyman as the EU is to Brits at this time.

    Its completely deshackled from the australian nation which created it and sustains it.

  82. Death Giraffe

    They even claim the pavlova as their national dessert.

    ..
    The pavlova is without dispute a New Zealand dish.
    Why do you think we had to train all those dental nurses?

  83. Neil

    We’ve got the Internet to get recipes now. We don’t need to import a million people from each race on earth to learn how to cook the five dishes they eat.

    Yes but immigration has made a contribution to food that was English eg tripe, steak and kidney pie etc

    The Neilbot wants all immigrants who take his job banned but the rest of the country filled to the gunwales with third worlders

    OK some truth in that. I am human after all. But I lost it when I turned up to the fortnightly meeting chaired by 2 academics with 10 other people in the group and I was the only person born in Australia.

  84. rickw

    To see the Parliament’s first elected Muslim MP Ed Husic be embraced by his mate — a Jooish minister in the other side, Josh Frydenberg — reminds us of the great things that can be achieved.

    Works great until Husic’s mates think they have the numbers, then it’s all over for Frydenberg and friends.

  85. egg_

    We’ve got the Internet to get recipes now. We don’t need to import a million people from each race on earth to learn how to cook the five dishes they eat.

    Five versions of rancid offal in spices?

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Our future is crumbling bridges and 101 ways to cook fetid mutton.

  87. Death Giraffe

    Our future is crumbling bridges

    ..
    Also originally a NZ recipe.
    Made with rhurbarb and biscuit crumbs.

  88. Gab

    Liberty Quote:

    The Great Bipartisan Moments are always left-wing triumphs. Always.
    And in the midst of a GBM the Liberals always have that nervously excited, chest-out and thrilled demeanour; like a 17 year-old boy just told by dad that he can have a beer at the family barbecue.

  89. Elle

    Gentle, Sinc? You have a not so gentle following, combined with peace loving hippies, confused peeps (like me) and brains I’d like to smooch.

  90. Elle

    Bledisloe this weekend, bros.

  91. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    25M people in a country the size of Europe is insane.

    Not when you consider the settlement patterns in Australia as well as some of the climatic reasons for them. Over time we could probably accommodate more well in the coastal strips which are the most habitable regions, but that would require the foundation of many smaller communities such as you find in Europe; even here in Norway the area up to the Arctic, and now even the Arctic, has everywhere a multitude of small settlements based on a regional economy of fishing, North Sea oil, tourism, and carefully calibrated areas of manufacturing, such that each small town has some sort of factory or industry to provide extra employment. These coastal regions are well serviced by this ferry, roads here and there, excellent telecommunications the whole way up, and air transport aplenty. There is also a strongly redistributive aspect to the whole economy, propped up by the oil wealth and a compliant population which is strongly nationalistic and not particularly open to immigration.

    Australia’s settlement patterns at present are just ribbon development from central capital cities in each State. A very different animal, so take care when making broad generalisations about how quickly we can, or should, change this.

  92. rickw

    Remember the days when there were only chicko rolls and meat pies?

    And when pedestrians only got run over because the driver was completely pissed.

  93. cohenite

    How stupid is this country:

    Energy retailers face $100m fines for NEG emission reduction failures

    Phillip Coorey AFR August 15, 2018

    Electricity retailers who fail to meet emissions reductions targets under the proposed National Energy Guarantee should be fined as much as $100 million, the designer of the scheme, the Energy Security Board, recommends.

    And retailers who fail to meet the reliability standards would face fines of up to $10 million per breach.

    In a draft design circulated Friday to federal and state energy ministers, the board recommends flexibility measures to help retailers adapt to the NEG which would mandate they sell power that would simultaneously have to meet reliability and emissions reductions standards.

    Small retailers would be exempt from emissions reduction standards for the first 50,000 megawatt hours of power sold each year, while larger retailers which exceeded reduction targets in one year could, with limits, carry forward their “over-achievement” to the next year. Likewise, retailers which under-achieved could make up for that the next year, again with limits.

    The draft has been circulated for consultation, with the final design to be completed in a month. The states and territories will meet in August to sign off on adopting the NEG and the federal government aims to have it legislated by Christmas.

    The draft report warns that “15 years of climate policy instability has complicated long-term investment decisions in the National Electricity Market and has compromised system security and reliability”. This has caused escalating prices, less reliable power and led to increased market intervention which has caused further distortion.

    “Providing long-term policy confidence is critical to bringing down electricity prices,” it says.

    At Friday’s meeting of ministers, federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg circulated the Commonwealth’s separate draft paper which confirms its intention that the NEG would require the electricity sector to reduce emissions by 26 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. This is a pro rata share of Australia’s overall Paris pledge to reduce all emissions by 26 per cent to 28 per cent by 2030.

    But because the electricity sector is such a high emitter, accounting for about one-third of the nation’s emissions, achieving the Paris targets will mean other sectors of the economy such as agriculture and transport, will have to do much of the heavy lifting.

    A report released Friday by Environment Victoria said a 26 per cent target for electricity would force huge emissions cuts on farmers, truckers, airlines and manufacturers.

    Federal Labor supports the NEG in principle but argues the emissions reduction target for 2030 should be 45 per cent. Friday’s draft report acknowledges the flexibility to do so.

  94. John Constantine

    “Water is wealth and stored water is a bank,” he told the National Farmers’ Federation Congress in Canberra on Monday.

    “If we are to be honest, what are the biggest impediments to us returning to the vision and purpose that built the Snowy Mountains Scheme? The answer is our self-imposed caveats, not least of which are the sacred invertebrates, amphibians and molluscs.

    “Chaffey Dam was almost stopped by the Booroolong frog, Nathan Dam was stopped by the Boggomoss snail, yet Lake Argyle created two Ramsar wetlands that would prevent us getting rid of that dam – not that we want to.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/20/coalition-debate-new-dams-avoids-firm-commitment

  95. rickw

    Not when you consider the settlement patterns in Australia as well as some of the climatic reasons for them.

    Australia has the same arable land area as Argentina. No one ever says Argentina is underpopulated.

  96. twostix

    What’s funny about the food -> immigration argument is that we don’t like the shit food other people eat at all.

    What we eat here: pizza, ‘chinese food’, ‘indian’ etc is hilariously not. It’s all fusion that’s come from the mother country and US.

  97. John Constantine

    If everything could be judged equally by a glance at a Mercator projection on paper of them, then shorten would look to have a larger area of mapped boobies than Stormy Daniels.

    Still wouldn’t make him a more attractive settlement option for most.

    Comrades.

  98. Dan Dare

    Death Giraffe, for your rust, POR15.
    That other stuff is shit.

  99. Dave in Marybrook

    Remember the days when there were only chiko rolls and meat pies?
    Pffff. Townies.
    I remember the days when it ways desperately trying to pop a bronzewing pigeon, and foraging for bush herbs like a modern hipster chef.

  100. Mater

    Death Giraffe, for your rust, POR15.
    That other stuff is shit.

    Especially when you get it in your eye.

  101. Roger

    Australia has the same arable land area as Argentina. No one ever says Argentina is underpopulated.

    Give it a moment, Neil and/or JC will be in to make the case.

  102. rickw

    Currently in PNG, have been contemplating PNG’s attempts to drag itself out of the third world.

    There isn’t in fact much wrecking in a nation at all.

    A nation that isn’t wrecked is a rarity and aberration, you can count them on one hand.

    Australia shouldn’t be so blithely fiddling with so many fundamentals.

  103. .

    Argentina also has 44 million people.

  104. IT,

    When Australia finally ends in the next few years, all that will be left are nail salons and optometrists.

    Why did the term “Nail Salon/Optometrical Event Horizon” suddenly come to mind?

  105. Roger

    Argentina also has 44 million people.

    Yes, and cities beset with overcrowding too.

  106. twostix

    Yes but immigration has made a contribution to food that was English eg tripe, steak and kidney pie etc

    Yeah no.

    Victorian era farmers wives were cooking Indian food. Somehow they got the recipes without needing to import a million of them.

  107. rickw

    non-discriminatory immigration policy

    The same way that Lefties are non-discriminatory about who can come for a sleepover at their house?

  108. .

    Yes, and cities beset with overcrowding too.

    So what has arable land got to do with anything then? If you don’t like cities, don’t live there.

  109. duncanm

    Sweden sounds nice and toasty this time of year.

  110. Steve trickler

    Epic footage. 2015.

    4 Reapers in shot at one time approaching the Loop. One of the great spectacles of the world.



    Be thankful people film it.

  111. calli

    We definitely need our very own villa miserias.

    Why should the Argies have all the good stuff?

  112. Roger

    So what has arable land got to do with anything then? If you don’t like cities, don’t live there.

    Most people like to live in cities and cities need arable land to support them, unless you want to be totally dependent on food imports, which is not wise.

  113. rickw

    Energy Cats:

    I did a tour today of Port Moresby’s under construction new 60MW power station. Natural gas fired, 6 Warsila reciprocating engines, nice project delivering vital cheap power to allow development and prosperity.

    Fuckwit Australian Politicians take note, even people in the 3rd world understand how this works.

  114. Death Giraffe

    So what has arable land got to do with anything then? If you don’t like cities, don’t live there.

    ..
    Good luck with that Dot.
    Haven’t you noticed they spent the last thirty years herding everyone into massive cokkiie cutter suburbs?
    There are no market forces in these councils or planning schemes.
    You can’t jyst buy a rural property anymore.
    It’s regulated to shit.

  115. Dave in Marybrook

    ABC TV tonight-
    7:30- virtue signalling about the horror of hearing “final” and “solution” spoken concurrently.
    8:00- Anh Do pretending to paint a fame hungry narcissist while they pretend that he’s charmed them into confessing new depths of their character. Do miraculously slaps up a poster of the subject he’s been giving Pierce Brosnan-style pouty squinty attention to for the last hour. It inevitably shows an obviously different light source, pose, perspective, hairstyle. It’s inevitably declared “amazing”. The camera does not linger upon it.
    8:30- the Weekly with Charlie Pickering and Permanent Special Guests. Sometimes contains content relating to current affairs of The Week previous, more often The Last Weekly or The Week Before Thatly.
    9:00- Youse Didn’t Ask That, a soapbox for the embittered. And fame-hungry narcissists.
    9:00- BBC content. Adam Hills will appear soon on Anh Do’s Brush With Celebrity, confessing new depths to his prosthetic foot and pinko harpy comedy.
    9:30- A Faaaabulous Time With A Gay Man!!!!! Boned, because now people going through a curious phase can now get all that from Take Me Out with Joel “Bum” Creasy.

  116. rickw

    So what has arable land got to do with anything then? If you don’t like cities, don’t live there.

    Food.

  117. Entropy

    If ever there was an example of what not to do, it would be Argentina. We do not want to emulate Argentina. About anything. I can’t think of one good thing from there. As well as permanently going out of their way to be a chronic economic basket case, the wankers even like soccer.

  118. twostix

    Liberals are bringing in millions of people for two reasons:

    A) Drive down the native’s wages – particularly in IT and the accessible professions.
    B) Hold up the property market until baby boomers go into aged care homes.

    There’s also a small cabal who are moist at the idea of forcing the quarter acre block loving Australian into a Bangalore style ocean of dog box ghettos and never ceasing traffic jams. He’s always been with us though, ever since the beginning, we can handle him.

  119. rickw

    Argentina also has 44 million people.

    The only place in the world I have seen sane and well dressed people carefully picking through garbage.

  120. Frank

    Argentina has some pretty hot women doesn’t it?

    Steak also.

  121. Cpt Seahawks

    Just shows you, I found out the “final solution” is also mentioned in Chemistry. Bastards, sometimes it precipitates White!

  122. Stimpson J. Cat

    The only place in the world I have seen sane and well dressed people carefully picking through garbage.

    Latinos aren’t sane Jesus Christ.

  123. rickw

    Argentina has some pretty hot women doesn’t it?

    Steak also.

    Yes and Yes. Big arses and small waists, and judging by the rump steaks the cattle are of a similar build.

    Also good Malbec wines.

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This is your future Australia.

    Curse you, Stimpson , that’s a double Scotch and a new keyboard you owe me.

  125. twostix

    So what has arable land got to do with anything then? If you don’t like cities, don’t live there.

    This guy.

    We don’t, then you in service to nothing more that a stunted mental ideology import three million people and dump them in our not city locations.

    Our desires come from our actual lived life and what we do and don’t want around us. Yours is just mental playtime. And in the final equation, our way does not affect you, you on the other hand force your will on us (there’s a pattern one notices there with ‘libertarianism’ and always forcing things on other people).

  126. rickw

    Latinos aren’t sane Jesus Christ.

    These weren’t Latino’s, looked like descendants of Rat Liners.

  127. Cpt Seahawks

    Stimpson J. That is gold.

  128. egg_

    Teh Dumb tonight gave Paki muzzo advocate Ali Kadri a platform to bash “white extremists” – a shameless @rsehole.

  129. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh no no no no no no Monty.

    Wired Sources
    @WiredSources
    BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer concedes defeat to Trump-endorced Kris Kobach – AP
    8:41 AM · Aug 15, 2018

  130. Speedbox

    This is your future Australia.

    Sweet jeezus – how about some warning first?

  131. Sinclair Davidson

    Gentle, Sinc? You have a not so gentle following, combined with peace loving hippies, confused peeps (like me) and brains I’d like to smooch.

    Gentlepeople is so much better than “boys and girls”, or just “listen up people”.

  132. egg_

    Yours is just mental playtime.

    Theory vs fact – academe.

  133. .

    Our desires come from our actual lived life and what we do and don’t want around us. Yours is just mental playtime. And in the final equation, our way does not affect you, you on the other hand force your will on us (there’s a pattern one notices there with ‘libertarianism’ and always forcing things on other people).

    Oh right, so I’m not alive, I’m not a “real boy” and you hate having freedom “forced” on you.

    Okay. Not unhinged at all.

  134. Cpt Seahawks

    Was any cat working customs when the boat people from Afghanistan were processed? Rhetorical question.

  135. Makka

    Yours is just mental playtime.

    Theory vs fact – academe.

    No skin in the game = couldn’t give a fk. Beware of these people.

  136. .

    Most of the conservatives here are cowards and bullies. You would not write to Sinc the way you do me; most of which comes from a similar professional background and beliefs.

    In fact, you’re mealy-mouthed, bullying, grovelling cowards.

  137. egg_

    6 Warsila reciprocating engines

    Noice!

  138. Roger

    Teh Dumb tonight gave Paki muzzo advocate Ali Kadri a platform to bash “white extremists” – a shameless @rsehole.

    I gave it a miss on a hunch that would be the case. Not good for the blood pressure.

    But ABC News couldn’t resist verballing Anning.

    He might want to consider suing them.

  139. egg_

    You would not write to Sinc the way you do me

    Crap!
    Plus, Sinc ain’t so thin skinned.

  140. JC

    Anning seems to have a good sense of humour. From his Facebook page that was deleted.

    The text of the joke reads: “I was standing in a queue behind a very fat woman with a huge ar-e, when her phone starts to bleep. A boy behind me says, “f––k me, she’s reversing”.

  141. Makka

    dotty, Sinc owns the blog. You are just a pleb. Reality continues to shock you.

  142. Tel

    Our future is crumbling bridges and 101 ways to cook fetid mutton.

    You better not have anything bad to say about Chico Rolls around here buddy!

  143. cohenite

    In fact, you’re mealy-mouthed, bullying, grovelling cowards.

    I’m not. And I can prove it.

  144. Frank

    Gentlepeople is so much better than “boys and girls”, or just “listen up people”.

    Listen up you stinking maggots” is a bit too forward then you think?

  145. Stimpson J. Cat

    Most of the conservatives here are cowards and bullies. You would not write to Sinc the way you do me; most of which comes from a similar professional background and beliefs.
    In fact, you’re mealy-mouthed, bullying, grovelling cowards.

    Imagine calling yourself a Conservative in Australia.
    You would have to be f$cking ashamed of yourself and your failure.

    Oh well, at least we have Safe Schools, Gay Marriage, My Health Record, Section 18C, healthy immigration, and Renewable Energy Security, right guys?

  146. Yohan

    I have been away from the Cat for most of the last 2 years. Has anything changed?

  147. Yohan

    Not you Stimpson, I mean this website 😉

  148. Gab

    I have been away from the Cat for most of the last 2 years. Has anything changed?

    The class of trolls has been downgraded to boring and predictable.

  149. Yohan

    Does the Liberal brain trust still think the path to victory is another emissions trading platform? And not talking about immigration?

  150. cohenite

    senator janet rice bubbles of the stinking filth condemns Fraser Anning’s

    racist first speech

    by using the word celebrates 39 times

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not you Stimpson, I mean this website 😉

    I’m still bald but thanks for asking Yohan.

  152. Bruce in WA

    Loved Buenos Aires. The women were beautiful — slender, elegant. The streets wide, tree-lined, Parisian.

    The steak was absolute shit; inedible, undercooked, stringy, fat-laden crapola.

  153. Gab

    Does the Liberal brain trust still think the path to victory is another emissions trading platform? And not talking about immigration?

    Liberal? They’re Labor 2.0 now, only a pathetic copy of the original.

  154. Top Ender

    the days when there were only chiko rolls, meat pies and tripe. the Greeks and Italians made a contribution to Australia by changing all that.

    Bugger. I always thought Chiko Rolls were a sort of European invention.

    Who designed them then?

  155. Stimpson J. Cat

    Gentlepeople, please stop bullying Dot.

    He’s not the only Libertarian in the village.

  156. Death Giraffe

    The Dot was wild that night, my friends.

  157. Rae

    I have been away from the Cat for most of the last 2 years. Has anything changed?

    Johanna and Grigory M have gone. The Cat is a lesser place without them.

  158. Speedbox

    The Chiko Roll is an Australian savoury snack invented by Frank McEncroe, inspired by the Chinese spring roll and first sold in 1951 as the “Chicken Roll” despite not actually containing chicken. The snack was designed to be easily eaten on the move without a plate or cutlery. Since 1995 they have been owned by Simplot Australia.

  159. Habib

    CPT SH, I was for latter Vietnamese, and the Somalis. The Viets were riddled with TB, a few with plague. The Somalis were were mostly black marketeers or functionaries in the last regime, invariably douchebags. Arrogant, and usually very well cashed up. Know plenty of Pussers who dealt with the ME influx, very similar to the Somalis.

  160. Snoopy

    The steak was absolute shit; inedible, undercooked, stringy, fat-laden crapola.

    Bruce, that wasn’t my experience three years ago. But I didn’t eat in hotel restaurants. The reds were excellent too.

    Being a restaurant waiter is actually a vocation. No being served by dopey 18 year old uni students.

  161. Yohan

    No joke a few weeks back I had my first Chiko roll in 20 years. It was very good. Probably not too healthy though.

  162. Mater

    Myers and Chiko Rolls.
    The two notable achievements from Bendigo.

  163. Rae

    I have never had a Chiko Roll.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have been away from the Cat for most of the last 2 years. Has anything changed?

    JC spends all his time raving on about someone called “Rones”/”Roonery” despite the fact that no – one using that designation has ever posted here.

  165. duncanm

    If ever there was an example of what not to do, it would be Argentina. We do not want to emulate Argentina. About anything. I can’t think of one good thing from there.

    BBQ’d meat

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Myers and Chiko Rolls.
    The two notable achievements from Bendigo.

    I do enjoy that part of the world – rich in Australian history.

  167. rickw

    The class of trolls has been downgraded to boring and predictable.

    Is there a classification system for trolls like there is for steam engines? Oh the 6:30pm 4-4-2 troll was right on time! Number of known socks – Extent of Weight Problem – Trolling Originality?

  168. Death Giraffe

    Myers and Chiko Rolls.
    The two notable achievements from Bendigo.

    ..
    Gillies pies?

  169. Mater

    I do enjoy that part of the world – rich in Australian history.

    Some beautiful buildings. The tour of the Central Deborah Gold Mine is also worthwhile.

  170. rickw

    Kiwis are sick, sick people.

    I’m glad there wasn’t any footage of him “helping” the sheep out of the swing…

  171. Top Ender

    I have been away from the Cat for most of the last 2 years. Has anything changed?

    The owner has a new “Smite” button.

    It’s not used enough.

  172. Tel

    Johanna and Grigory M have gone. The Cat is a lesser place without them.

    Johanna politely took the hint and found alternative (hopefully productive) activity elsewhere.

    Grigory, on the other hand, raised a mighty army, summoned from his sock drawer, to laugh in the face of Internet oblivion. You will have to concentrate REALLY HARD to figure out where he is.

  173. Snoopy

    JC spends all his time raving on about someone called “Rones”/”Roonery” despite the fact that no – one using that designation has ever posted here.

    Sad, really. But that’s the way it goes. Apparently.

  174. JC

    Ronery

    Go to bed as you’re drunk.

  175. rickw

    I do enjoy that part of the world – rich in Australian history.

    Some beautiful buildings. The tour of the Central Deborah Gold Mine is also worthwhile.

    A wealthy country, second highest standard of living in the world. All downhill since the.

  176. Bruce in WA

    Bruce, that wasn’t my experience three years ago. But I didn’t eat in hotel restaurants. The reds were excellent too.

    We were so disappointed. We were at at Posta Recoleta on Junin (near La Recoleta). I had “genuine Argentinian ribs”, about a kilo, which were, I do not joke, inedible. I couldn’t even cut them.

    The salad was just OK; the wine (fortunately) not bad. It was our last night there and just … sad.

    But overall we loved the place.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Some beautiful buildings. The tour of the Central Deborah Gold Mine is also worthwhile.

    Went through the Central Deborah Gold Mine quite some years ago, with the Memsahib. The rather patronizing tour guide formed us that Bendigo gold mines were the second richest in Australia. He was informed from the back of the tour that Kalgoorlie mines were the richest..

  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ronery

    Go to bed as you’re drunk.

    Up pops JC to prove my point yet again – more raving about “”Ronery.” Silly old duffer really has lost the plot.

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “I was standing in a queue behind a very fat woman with a huge ar-e, when her phone starts to bleep. A boy behind me says, “f––k me, she’s reversing”.

    Made me LOL. A joke worthy of that Scottish Right Wing Comedian we saw in Edinburgh.

    We are berthed in Boder and sitting quietly here on board I have just helped a young man, no doubt on piecework rates, by filling in his questionnaire from the Norwegian Tourist Board. Ten minutes I’ll never get back again. Hairy has gone for a walk on the dock, and I won’t rest easy till he’s back on board. He is not good with timings and the gangplank goes up at 2.50 for a 3pm departure. Make sure you allow gangplank time, I remind him as he leaves. Remember that time in Bangkok, I caution, when you delayed a whole plane…

    Aha. He’s back now. Just as the bell dinged.

  180. Frank

    BBQ’d meat

    The gaucho grill.
    It gets lonely out there on the pampas.

  181. Dave in Marybrook

    Argentina birds are just like the French-
    In the main drag of the big city, they’re early career 30’s or trophy 50’s, well kept and dressed for the show.
    Out in the ‘burbs, they’re just like the ones we get at home.
    Actually, I witnessed a third type in the Altiplano- the thousand-yard-stare my boyfriend wheel keel you crazy hots, in white jeans and leather. Serving the best beef and shiraz in the world.

  182. Infidel Tiger

    Rae
    #2790186, posted on August 15, 2018 at 10:26 pm
    I have never had a Chiko Roll.

    Yes but you have murdered several prostitutes, so you have that one on us.

  183. Rae

    Grigory, on the other hand, raised a mighty army, summoned from his sock drawer, to laugh in the face of Internet oblivion. You will have to concentrate REALLY HARD to figure out where he is.

    I saw that Grigory M retired early a couple of months ago. Some say he has cancer. I hope not, but if so I wish him well. I know where he’s coming from.

  184. Snoopy

    South Americans can’t do breakfast to save their life. Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, all hopeless.

    Outside of Brazil they don’t even know what a gin and tonic is. Anywhere in Brazil you seem able to get a G&T.

  185. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mad Lad.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    Aug 14
    When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    No joke a few weeks back I had my first Chiko roll in 20 years. It was very good. Probably not too healthy though.

    If I want a Chiko Roll I’ll grab a fat chick.

  187. JC

    Artie

    Go a little gentle on the Raemeister as he’s on the crook side. How many do you think he’s knocked off though.

  188. Infidel Tiger

    Greg Scott
    Greg Scott
    @GScottSays
    BREAKING: Colorado Civil Rights Commission comes after #masterpiececakeshop AGAIN. Man demands “transition celebration” cake, files complaint w/CCRC, which found “probable cause” despite #SCOTUS ruling, @AllianceDefends files suit against CCRC (link: http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/10601) adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/…

    Evil never sleeps.

  189. Frank

    South Americans can’t do breakfast to save their life.

    Yes, but they do ultra violence, cocaine and impossibly pneumatic lingerie models so perhaps it evens out.

  190. Death Giraffe

    Read Dawkin’s The God Delusion in prrparation for coming debate.
    Such an arrogant and dismissive writing style.
    I don’t think the Atheism v Belief debate has been done properly anywhere.
    Bloody Peterson v Harris bangs on endlessly to no effect about achetypes and hierarchy.
    Useless.
    No one will have put the relevant arguments like I will, broken down and easy to understand against an intelligent and engaging adversary.

  191. JC

    Snoopy
    #2790216, posted on August 15, 2018 at 10:47 pm
    South Americans can’t do breakfast to save their life. Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, all hopeless.

    Outside of Brazil they don’t even know what a gin and tonic is. Anywhere in Brazil you seem able to get a G&T.

    Interesting travelogue, text. One of the best posted here. Keep it up.

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    I saw that Grigory M retired early a couple of months ago. Some say he has cancer. I hope not, but if so I wish him well. I know where he’s coming from.

    Yep, Grigsie is definitely cancerous.
    I hope he’s well.

  193. Snoopy

    Artie I’m a globalist open borders fuckwit but can I pretend to be your friend?

  194. Habib

    Another lefty organisation that has no concept of irony, just saw an ad bunged on by the AFL, featuring a boardroom full of snivelling, obnoxious, mostly female juvenile brats, coming up with inane, idiotic ideas that have zero to do with that sad code of football. I think it was the actual board.

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yes, but they do ultra violence, cocaine and impossibly pneumatic lingerie models so perhaps it evens out.

    “Impossibly pneumatic lingerie models” Any chance of a link? Asking for a friend..

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    Read Dawkin’s The God Delusion in prrparation for coming debate.
    Such an arrogant and dismissive writing style.
    I don’t think the Atheism v Belief debate has been done properly anywhere.
    Bloody Peterson v Harris bangs on endlessly to no effect about achetypes and hierarchy.
    Useless.
    No one will have put the relevant arguments like I will, broken down and easy to understand against an intelligent and engaging adversary.

    God Atheists are annoying.
    Just reading a post about them is annoying.

  197. Steve trickler

    I’ve yet to see it.

    Film review. “Death of a Nation” from Dinesh D’Souza.



  198. struth

    We are talking about South America here tonight I See.
    Being the next Venezuela, I suppose it’s appropriate.

  199. Habib

    Bought a Chiko poster from a greasy spoon on Roma St in Brisbane back in the ‘80s, featured a bird in a bikini astride a Vincent Black Shadow. Offered $20 and they took it, still got it.

  200. Cpt Seahawks

    I demand the tightwad award! Today I unashamedly grabbed a bag from the grocery section at IGA and presented it to the the checkout mum to pack my goods in. So much joy in my heart at being so tightly assed.

  201. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Argentina made a lot of mistakes. Spanish heritage didn’t help. Peronism and bad politics of both the left and the right. Death squads. Economic idiocies. Over-reliance on beef cattle. Overcrowded cities. Grandstanding over the Falklands.

    As I said above, you have to look at the nature of the economy both past and present, plus historic settlement patterns and the current settlement drivers, to develop a viable and livable set of cities and townships utilizing large-scale immigration. It is poor policy with many unintended consequences if you just bring in hordes of disparate people with many needs and dump them in existing suburban areas or even rural townships where you expect them to stay.

  202. Death Giraffe

    God Atheists are annoying.

    ..
    On a scale of one to ten, where one is not annoying at all and ten is libertarian annoying, where, in your view Stimpson, do atheists sit?

  203. Speedbox

    Bought a Chiko poster from a greasy spoon on Roma St in Brisbane back in the ‘80s, featured a bird in a bikini astride a Vincent Black Shadow. Offered $20 and they took it, still got it.

    For sale on eBay for $90.

  204. Natural Instinct

    Emma Alberici has as a pinned tweet a cartoon by Cathy Wilcox.
    Does this cartoon selection mean she is:
    a) too unqualified, or,
    b) too ignorant, or,
    to hold the position of “ABC Chief Economics Correspondent”

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If you’ve never brought a Chico roll, from the front seat of an old FJ..

  206. Bruce in WA

    Emma Alberici has as a pinned tweet a cartoon by Cathy Wilcox.
    Does this cartoon selection mean she is:
    a) too unqualified, or,
    b) too ignorant, or,
    to hold the position of “ABC Chief Economics Correspondent”

    All of the above.

  207. Stimpson J. Cat

    On a scale of one to ten, where one is not annoying at all and ten is libertarian annoying, where, in your view Stimpson, do atheists sit?

    8.

    Lesbians are 9.

    Women are 7.

  208. Frank

    Emma Alberici, one suspects she is at that stage in life where one transitions to the cat lady years. On the inside at least.

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    Kiwis are 7.5.

  210. Speedbox

    Ok, but what about a christian Kiwi lesbian?

  211. Death Giraffe

    Where are bald smartarses located on that scale Stimpson?

  212. Cpt Seahawks

    In my humbly researched opinion, with most south Americas countries, globalism is the enemy. The “right” in Latin America applies to corporates selling out to internationals and so they are enemy. Venezuela might be defined as a victim of this globalism and its economic plots, not nec socialism. We are following that path with Turnbull in my opinion. However the Latin community minded who might be called left wing here, actually get out and keep,the community running. Food, waste management under control.
    F it, Anning will make this comment not even controversial. I feel the Venezualans are being sold as a dud.

  213. Stimpson J. Cat

    Where are bald smartarses located on that scale Stimpson?

    Oh I’m a 10, like Bo Derek.
    I am literally the most annoying person I know.
    It’s important to be honest with yourself if you want to be honest with other people.
    Namaste.

  214. struth

    Globalism is socialism.
    The ultimate centralised government.

  215. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ok, but what about a christian Kiwi lesbian?

    Probably off the scale, especially if she has tattoos.
    I’m sorry but that’s just the way it is.

  216. Speedbox

    Probably off the scale, especially if she has tattoos.
    I’m sorry but that’s just the way it is.

    Harsh but fair.

  217. struth

    Karl Stephanovic has got to be high on the scale, surely.

  218. struth

    I find Cressida Dick highly annoying.
    (She’s the head of The Victorian police)

    The politicised are all interchangeable.

  219. JC

    Snoopy
    #2790225, posted on August 15, 2018 at 10:54 pm
    Artie I’m a globalist open borders fuckwit but can I pretend to be your friend

    Lol
    Text, you came out defending Rones. That’s so debasing – even when trying to get the car of the week.

    Artie is engaging and funny. He’s good value here whereas you’re just loser with a huge chip. And sad.

  220. Steve trickler

    Keep in mind the recent fuss in Aussie politics! You’ll figure it out?

    Three year old video.

    Paul Weston makes his case.



  221. Chris

    If ever there was an example of what not to do, it would be Argentina. We do not want to emulate Argentina. About anything. I can’t think of one good thing from there.

    BBQ’d meat

    F me drunk, you never danced Argentine Tango??
    https://youtu.be/lphl3okTxkI

  222. JC

    Lame, text. I keep telling you you’re not good at the short game. Actually you’re even more pathetic at the long version too, but that’s another story,

  223. Stimpson J. Cat

    Karl Stephanovic has got to be high on the scale, surely.

    Karl’s off the scale.

    Karl Stefanovic
    Karl Stefanovic
    @karlstefanovic
    I come from Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is home for millions of fish, turtles and wildlife; it’s one of the great natural wonders of the world. Millions rely on it for tourism. Politics should have no place in its waters. God we need to save it. We are running out of time.

  224. DrBeauGan

    God Atheists are annoying.

    We do it on purpose.

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    I find Cressida Dick highly annoying.
    (She’s the head of The Victorian police)

    She’s a Lesbian with a Dick so technically she’s Transgender.
    She is also British so off the scale.

  226. Snoopy

    Karl Stefanovic is possibly Australia’s greatest living scientist.

  227. C.L.

    Vermont Democrats have chosen this man dressed as a woman to be their gubernatorial candidate.

  228. BrettW

    Struth,
    Cressida Dick is head of the Met not VICPOL.

  229. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2790285, posted on August 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm
    Vermont Democrats have chosen this man dressed as a woman to be their gubernatorial candidate.

    Gaaaaahh!

  230. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If I want a Chiko Roll I’ll grab a fat chick.

    Stimpy I don’t think that would work for me.

    I did have a Chiko Roll not long ago. A real one.
    Thick tasty oily casing and lots of very hot cabbage with carrot.
    I ate it down to the last bit of MSG. 🙂
    ——–
    That candidate above, trying to be a woman, has a male chin cleft and very male eyes.
    Wonder what he sounds like.
    At that music museum we listened to the only recording ever made of a male Castrati singer.
    The blurb there said the RC Church wouldn’t allow females to sing in church, so Castrati were produced as a substitute. Poor little boys who had musical talent prior to puberty were castrated, no say in the matter. At one time Italy had at least two thousand of these poor souls.

    This man was singing part of the Mass. The voice sounded all wrong; Hairy thought so too.
    Rather thin, hitting the high notes but with no richness there, as with a woman’s voice.
    The recording was made in 1905, and this was the last Castrati still singing, likely not a young man.
    I suppose his age may have had something to do with the sound, or the imperfect recording.
    But I still didn’t like it.

  231. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In contrast to the Castrati, I quite like to listen to medieval music with a counter-tenor like Alfred Deller. Quite a different thing, that is.

  232. C.L.

    Savva: Tony Abbott evil.

    No stopping until PM destroyed
    12:00 AMNIKI SAVVA
    In Tony Abbott’s mind, helping Bill Shorten doesn’t classify as a mortal sin; following his logic, most evils are excusable.

  233. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    God Atheists are annoying.

    We do it on purpose.

    Dr. BG, have you read Matt Ridley’s ‘The Evolution of Everything?’.
    He’s a Dawkins man through and through. Against explanatory ‘skyhooks’.
    Tends to overstate his case though.
    Nevertheless, I still find him very interesting.

  234. C.L.

    the RC Church wouldn’t allow females to sing in church

    I guess that’s true but, musicologically, boys’ voices are superior to girls’.

  235. DrBeauGan

    Dr. BG, have you read Matt Ridley’s ‘The Evolution of Everything?’.
    He’s a Dawkins man through and through. Against explanatory ‘skyhooks’.
    Tends to overstate his case though.
    Nevertheless, I still find him very interesting.

    Dunno, Lizzie. I’ve read a fair amount and may have read that piece. Dawkins is very good on biology, not so good on politics. Ridley likewise. But they are both intelligent men and worth reading.

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