Wednesday Forum: December 26, 2018

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  1. google nose cancer

    Those internet glasses give you cancer? Figures.

  2. Steve trickler

    An excerpt from this doco was posted a while back. A great snapshot in time with MOB playing its part in certain scenes.

    Note: I am pretty sure the schooling model espoused here, turned out to be rather bleak for NYC.



  3. Arky, are you a closet Kiwi? You’re sounding a bit Sam Neill.

  4. rickw

    Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery

    The cancer is now Ginsburg free and is expected to make a full recovery.

  5. Siltstone

    Large volumes of medium sized logs are cut from Siberian forests. Many hauled via the trans-Siberian railway. Thousands of rail wagons on the move at any point in time. Impressive to see.

  6. This video of Arky’s reminds me of those zombie apocalypse films where the protagonist talks to the camera because no one else will talk to him. Except he’s not Will Smith.

  7. JC

    Bruce
    Sure, triple leveraged ETFs are widow makers, but by hell they’re great when you’re right. Bank stocks have an upward bias at the beginning of the year.

  8. mh

    For the cricket aficionados on the Cat of which I am not one,

    Is there an issue with drop-in pitches in Australia? Our cricket grounds have been built/rebuilt to accomodate AFL, even the Gabba. Can curators ever get a Test pitch how they want it when it is in the middle of an AFL field?

  9. rickw

    Bog iron was the poorer quality iron used a lot by the Britons.

    Lizzie, I don’t believe that this is correct, my understanding is that bog iron is very pure and can start to be forged immediately, which begins to incorporate carbon which begins to make steel.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    This video of Arky’s reminds me of those zombie apocalypse films

    Yes. Australia feels like a zombie apocalypse. All those brain-dead hordes marching and marching.
    I blame the teachers’ unions.

  11. Tintarella di Luna

    How many mankini patterns do you have, Tinta?

    Just the one, with sufficient left/right allowances

  12. mh

    For the cricket aficionados on the Cat, of which I am not one,

    Is there an issue with drop-in pitches in Australia? Our cricket grounds have been built/rebuilt to accomodate AFL, even the Gabba. Can curators ever get a Test pitch how they want it when it is in the middle of an AFL field?

  13. Gab

    WOW! The African nation of Angola has become the first country in the world to entirely ban Islam. Muslims are super mad right now. There’s about 80 mosques that are about to be destroyed.

  14. mh

    For the cricket aficionados on the Cat, of which I am not one,

    Is there an issue with drop-in pitches in Australia? Our cricket grounds have been built/rebuilt to accomodate AFL, even the Gabba. Can curators ever get a Test pitch how they want it when it is in the middle of an AFL field?

  15. JC

    I know pete. I’m just messing around with Crockers.

  16. rickw

    Tasmania fires: Drone pilot could face five years imprisonment

    All commercially available drones weigh less than a significant number of Australian native birds that roam around airspace completely unlicensed and completely uncontrolled.

    Drone owners are just another casualty of Australian Bureaucrats obsession with being complete wankers at every opportunity.

    Any bushfire is replete with a large number of eagles and hawks riding the fire thermals searching for easy prey. How ever do fire fighting aircraft operate under these conditions??!!

  17. stackja

    China jails former vice minister for life
    Reuters
    December 27, 2018 7:15pm

    A Chinese court has sentenced Ma Jian, the former vice minister of state security, to life in prison.

    Ma was convicted of crimes including bribe taking and insider trading, the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court said in a statement on its website on Thursday.

    Ma was put under investigation for corruption in 2015 and expelled from the Communist Party the following year.

    Xi has his way.

  18. rickw

    WOW! The African nation of Angola has become the first country in the world to entirely ban Islam. Muslims are super mad right now. There’s about 80 mosques that are about to be destroyed.

    Awesome news! Sometimes Africans manage to cut to the chase!

  19. RobK

    Lizzie, I don’t believe that this is correct, my understanding is that bog iron is very pure and can start to be forged 
    I seem to remember that bog ore was low in phosphorus which is a difficult impurity to remove, and some silica helps control rusting for wrought iron. I think I was taught that in high school.

  20. Memoryvault

    There’s even more absolute crap claimed about the so-called “dangers” of smoking, than there is about alleged CO2 induced global warming/climate change.

  21. sdfc

    Is there an issue with drop-in pitches in Australia?

    Perth and Adelaide were fine. MCG looked a different pitch with Bumrah bowling on it.

  22. old bloke

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2893051, posted on December 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    British copper and tin was mostly exhausted by the Bronze Age traders up from the Mediterranean.

    They travelled much further than south-west Britain, they ventured in large sailing ships over the Atlantic to South America. Hence, Brazil is the [email protected] word for iron.

  23. Death Giraffe

    Watch it again, why not? A lot more fun than actually doing it. Heck, after three hours lying on the couch making random groaning noises, I’m feeling pretty good now. Endorphins, or whatever.
    And subscribe. Talking to you, Monty. A bit of pain now could save you from another hospital trip. But for God’s sake , man, start slowly.



  24. 132andBush

    Coles selling hot cross buns already.
    FMD!

  25. Death Giraffe

    Where’s that stinking rabbit turtle?
    How much material do you have to give someone before they bite?

  26. Nelson Kidd-Players

    How are the apricots, Arky?

  27. Death Giraffe

    Apricot tree is dying.
    No fruit.

  28. Zyconoclast

    Thought crimes?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46592080

    Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, were part of National Action and had “a long history of violent racist beliefs“, a judge said.

    Thomas was jailed for six years and six months, and Patatas for five years.

  29. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Apricot tree is dying.
    No fruit.

    if only you had dreamtime indigenous water management consultants on hand

  30. struth

    Have you ever heard the term “mad dogs and Englishmen” Arky?

  31. cohenite

    The Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH), Germany’s highest court of civil and criminal jurisdiction, has ruled that a new law that bans child marriage may be unconstitutional because all marriages, including Sharia-based child marriages, are protected by Germany’s Basic Law (Grundgesetz).

    The ruling, which effectively opens the door to legalizing Sharia-based child marriages in Germany, is one of a growing number of instances in which German courts are — wittingly or unwittingly — promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in the country.

    The krauts are the first European nation to ratify child marriages judicially.

  32. DrBeauGan

    Thought crimes?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46592080

    Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, were part of National Action and had “a long history of violent racist beliefs“, a judge said.

    Thomas was jailed for six years and six months, and Patatas for five years.

    There’s something rather sweet about neo-nazis. To believe that there is a place in the ideas market for waving swastikas. They even had a swastika cookie cutter. That sort of pottiness is kinda cute after the grimness of politically correct thought. It’s like discovering there really are fairies at the bottom of the garden.

  33. Old School Conservative

    Arky, I love your running videos.
    Speaking as a cardiac specialist of course.

    PS I’m not at all sure you are converting those who hate running.

    PPS technology has moved on from dinner plate clocks.

  34. Oh come on

    My phone is advising me to “have fun with your Google Assistant”. Not a chance. In ten years’ time some robot will be suing me for sexual harassment.

  35. Gab

    But seriously, Arky, get a pedicure.

  36. Death Giraffe

    But at least now I can see my toes.
    And other… bits.

  37. DrBeauGan

    I suspect Kenya may come to dislike Chinese imperialism rather more than British imperialism.

  38. John Constantine

    Their andrews Nazgul occupying regime only signed our one belt one road one way treaty in utter secrecy because the chicoms were embarrased by how completely outwitted they had been by andrews, and he didn’t want to publically humiliate the chicoms by publishing the gap in astuteness between the Tyrant ruling a billion people and the vicco labor party.

  39. Zyconoclast

    the estimated number of babies born in 2018 dipped to 921,000 — the lowest since records began in 1899 —

    https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/12/23/health/japan-birthrate-record-low-intl/index.html

  40. Steve trickler

    DrBeauGan
    #2893140, posted on December 27, 2018 at 10:45 pm
    I suspect Kenya may come to dislike Chinese imperialism rather more than British imperialism.

    A few Chinese heads hacked off with machetes is not too far fetched to imagine.

  41. John Constantine

    Once the Japanese perfect birthing bags, where ivf babies can happily grow in Bene Tleilaxu style nutrient rich artificial intelligence monitored home birthing tanks, every incel who wants some can have some kids to grow up and play pacman with them.

    Just got to get over this uncanny valley of discomfort with the tech and all systems go.

    In a decade or so the japanese incel market will be supplied with sexbots that can actually get pregnant to the owner.

  42. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    13m
    Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for West Australian Cats – the old Victoria Hotel in the main drag of Toodyay – built 1864 – has been renovated – 3 million bucks worth . Damnfine pub meal, good wine list and great decor. (Burp.)

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    rickw
    #2893091, posted on December 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm
    Bog iron was the poorer quality iron used a lot by the Britons.
    Lizzie, I don’t believe that this is correct, my understanding is that bog iron is very pure and can start to be forged immediately, which begins to incorporate carbon which begins to make steel.

    Anyone here know? Any chemists around these here parts?
    Maybe the ancient Britons couldn’t control the phosphorus issues.
    I’ve simply read that they had problems with their iron production from poor quality bog iron.
    Later bog iron and fairies fearing iron became part of folklore; can’t recall the details right now.

    Interesting about the association between lead smelting and silver.
    Learn a new thing a day on the Cat.

    We’ve just watched Dugal from Father Ted, really Ardal O’Hanlon, now twenty odd years older but still as delightful albeit IRL fully compos mentis, taking us on a tour of Auld Ireland. It was wonderful. We both love Ireland dearly, and Ardal showed it in all of its quirky nature, such as the Irish capacity keep options open, to dissemble and circumlocute, to disbelieve while believing, e.g. I don’t believe in ghosts but I wouldn’t say they don’t exist. People after my own heart, my Celtic Welsh side is drawn to them. The delightful Matchmaker Man in this episode was a treat for the ears as well as the heart. My own Hairy has that Celtic side too; when he had a moustache it was reddish in colour, and his genes show up Irish as well as Southern English. In his youth he left his young heart with a fey Irish girl forever (till he said goodbye to her ghost one night in the shadow of Galway’s Spanish Arch not so long ago). Many Irish came up the Atlantic coast on log boats originally, dark haired mesomorphs; except that reddishness is a north-west European trait. Scotland is full of redheads too. What a gloriously confused mixture we all are, with a lot of the Scots and Irish also being Norse in origin (like me), and the East Anglian Britons also being originally Swedish or Danish. I have a lot of East Anglian genes via my dad (Ancestry declare they have an exact match for a first cousin there that I’ve never heard of). To say nothing of Devon’s Jutes being Danish.

    Ardal’s show is found on UKTV, made by the BBC I think, and you should catch it next week if you’ve a hint of ‘Celtic’ in you. Celts, of course, are simply local populations pushed long ago into isolated pockets of territory, remnants of the great north-western European proto-Indo-European culture that once held sway from the Mediterranean to Norway.

    Hairy brought the mail in this evening. Our Quadrant has also arrived with it. Good-o.

  45. Nob

    So I was talking to a Senegalese taxi driver , as you do.
    He used to work in the oil service industry in UK, Norway and elsewhere til it took a dive. I’ve been in his taxi before so I know a bit of his backstory.

    He was telling me about some of the export stuff he does back to Senegal from Europe.
    Like he can sell cheap cars and the locals down there will fix them from wrecker’s parts.

    So he snaps up on the internet, sight unseen, any car of certain makes (Japanese, German mainly) that is below 500EUR and gets it shipped to Dakar in his next container-load. Reckons he makes €6-700 a day on top of his taxi earnings.

    What about all the computerised stuff in cars these days? I asked.
    He said, Those guys down there can turn it into manual operation with a few tweaks.
    They can fix anything, not like people here.

    We used to be able to, I said.

    Yeah, maybe twenty, thirty years ago, he said.

    Then I told him about the shit roads down in (Republic of) Congo once you got out of Pointe Noire or Brazzaville, or even before then.

    How are the roads in Senegal? I asked

    Pretty good, he said.
    All built by the Chinese. And now they own us.

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good-o and good night. Gotta get up early tomorrow.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    G’day, Nob. Happy New Year for 2019. Great to meet up with you in Aberdeen earlier this year.

    Arky, Gab is right. Get a pedicure; also cure the local infection in your big toe with some antibiotic cream. Possibly some antifungal cream too. — see what happens when you expose yourself to critical female motherly eyes? Also, do not jog in forty degree heat. It is very bad for you. Treadmill at the gym with Hairy in aircon if you absolutely must do those hard yards regularly.

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Or jog early morning or evening, when it is cooler. You will then meet like-minded others, as a bonus.

  49. Death Giraffe

    cure the local infection in your big toe with some antibiotic cream.

    ..
    See my video of operating on an ingrown toenail with pliers and a knife.
    also, how dare you infer I have fungus, you, uppity wench.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    See my video of operating on an ingrown toenail with pliers and a knife.

    Ingrown toenail? Cut off the offending toe with a pair of boltcutters and a suitable anesthetic.

  51. Helen

    When I said run it out, Arky, I didnt mean kill yourself. Run early in the morning, or in the evening, but watch out for assassins in the evening.

    The gals are being mean about your toes. They just look like blokes toes to me.

    Do you ever get the endorphin hit with running? I read some of this book called run you fat bitch, or something like that, and she started off walking then walk/jogging then occasional run mixed in with the walk/jog/ run, then over time it just adds up. Apparently. I was flat out out running a poor cow we’d just dragged out of a bog yesterday. And it didnt help that I ran at a tangent to the car and then had to angle back again. Not very tactical of me. Ungreatful cow, she was.

    Anyway there was no endorphin for me, just adrenaline. Keep us posted on your weight loss and good to see sugary stuff (almost) out of the sustenance plan. And the other thing, you never, ever beat it, just flog it into submission for a while. It knows your weak points and will sneak in when you are not watching, not a black dog so much as a mongerl dingo bastard. 🙂

  52. Helen

    Now a couple of choccies and off to bed.

  53. Bruce in WA

    Spot of spacechooking for West Australian Cats – the old Victoria Hotel in the main drag of Toodyay – built 1864 – has been renovated – 3 million bucks worth . Damnfine pub meal, good wine list and great decor. (Burp.)

    Thanks for that. Favoured spot for a weekend blast on the motorsickle. Have to try the pub next time.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks for that. Favoured spot for a weekend blast on the motorsickle. Have to try the pub next time.

    Where do you normally drop anchor? Freemason’s or the Coca Cola cafe?

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kerryn Phelps quiet on property rental returns

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    Richard Ferguson
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    @RichAFerguson
    23 minutes ago December 28, 2018
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    Independent MP Kerryn Phelps has listed her two medical clinics and a multi-million-dollar property portfolio on her first register of member’s interests but has not disclosed how much rent she receive­s from the clinics.

    Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, who was forced to a by-election last year after a High Court ruling determined he was ineligible to sit in parliament under section 44 of the Constitution, yesterday raised fresh questions about the high-profile Wentworth MP.

    Coalition figures have expresse­d constitutional concerns over Dr Phelps’s work as a GP since she won Malcolm Turnbull’s former seat of Wentworth in October.

    Dr Phelps, who owns the buildings that house the clinics but does not directly run the businesses, declared her properties and income as a City of Sydney councillor on December 14.

    The document shows no declar­ation of income from her work as a GP or how much rent she receive­s from tenants in her Doubl­e Bay and Surry Hills properties, which were bought for $1.6 million and $2.55m respectively. “All relevant information is listed on the register in accordance with the guidelines,” her spokesman said.

    From the Oz. When is what is laughingly called the Morrison Government going to start going for the jugular?

  56. Bruce in WA

    Where do you normally drop anchor? Freemason’s or the Coca Cola cafe?

    Coca Cola or Bakery, usually.

    Road or dirt, Bruce?

    BMW R1150RT; so definitely road 😉

  57. From the Oz. When is what is laughingly called the Morrison Government going to start going for the jugular?

    They’ll be going for the jugular by 9am tomorrow.
    …. unless you didn’t mean their own jugular.

  58. John Comnenus

    So if Dr Phelps was practicing she received the Medicare Rebate for seeing patients. Clearly she needs to be referred to the High Court as she would have received most of her income from Medicare rebates ie an income from the Government, exactly the same as Mr Dutton has received into his childcare facility. Refer Dr Phelps, and hopefully Dr Laming, Dr Gosling get High Courted as well.

  59. the old Victoria Hotel in the main drag of Toodyay – built 1864 – has been renovated – 3 million bucks worth . Damnfine pub meal, good wine list and great decor.

    That’s a serious amount to spend on renovations in an already trading regional pub.

  60. Bruce in WA

    That’s a serious amount to spend on renovations in an already trading regional pub.

    ZK2A will know for sure, but I thought it had been shut for some time before renovations began?

  61. John Comnenus

    The George at Jugiong is worth visiting for those who want good food and beer in a beautifully restored country pub. Jugiong is about 50km on the Sydney side of Gundagai. Well worth the stop. It’s 1 km off the Hume Hihghhway.

  62. I thought it had been shut for some time before renovations began?

    Thank you.
    All is clear. Still a lot of money – but depends on the state of the place beforehand.
    Who is the new operator?
    I struggle that either Woolies or Coles would spend so much.
    Did some greenhorn buy “the dream”?

  63. Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Ban will be in place Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

    What the heck does this mean Zulu?
    I can work out parts of it, what is it supposed to achieve?
    I smellum king size rat when only those 3 days are banned.

  64. Oh come on

    Once they iron the minor tech issues out, this sounds like paradise.

    I feel like a chilled sparkling water; have a drone shuttle it to me within a few minutes for a couple of dollars. Astonishing. Remarkable.

    Sorry, Luddites, you lose.

  65. John Comnenus

    The George seems to have revived the whole town of Jugiong with some up market leather and clothes shops next to the pub. The place is always full, as in dozens, maybe over 100+ people, on the weekend but you get served quickly. They are putting in some suites so one can have a few and stay the night.

  66. Oh come on

    The future is where we can all live like the aristocrats of yesterday. Obviously.

  67. The Victoria Hotel Toodyay seems a fantastic building. The interiors look great – not sure if I’m seeing before or after photos.
    Heritage listed it seems – so naturally I extend my sympathies to the poor bastard who owns it, as it doesn’t look as if the Red Steer would be able to clean it up for him.
    If the internet info is correct, Toodyay has about fifteen hundred people, but at 45 miles from Perth is well within urban wanker range for weekend snobs to drop in.

  68. John Comnenus

    43% of French Jews or 200,000 people, are planning to emigrate to Israel. Imagine if our immigration program attracted them to Australia. No, they won’t come to Australia where Jewish kids can’t go to a Jewish school that doesn’t have armed security and bomb screening at the school drop off and the kids can’t play inter school sports for security fears. How long til Austrlia’s Jewry starts thinking of emigrating to Israel. Perhaps another 5 years of non discriminatory migration will do the trick.

  69. None

    I’ve seen far too many wonderful pubs in Adelaide knockeed down so it’s always good to hear of old pubs being restored and doing a roaring trade. Those old pubs would have been a gold mine for the tourist dollar these days esoecially in a city that has no other industry except fleecing international students (when they’re not jumping off their new multi-storey accommodation and suiciding) or building a government funded Berlin Wall on North Terrace.

  70. Steve trickler

    Boston John was good with the ladies.

    Very good.



  71. None

    Has anyone checked Kerryn Phelps citizenship status yet? She is a Kiwi after all.

  72. Fisky

    WOW! The African nation of Angola has become the first country in the world to entirely ban Islam. Muslims are super mad right now. There’s about 80 mosques that are about to be destroyed.

    This is a FakeNews story that has been circulating for about 5 years now, mostly being pushed by Putinist outlets such as Russia Today and their Iranian Press TV patsies. Here’s a BBC article from 2016 about the “Angolan Islam ban” –

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37316749

  73. Tom

    Just a follow-up on Bespoke’s 5.52am video: here is the address of the alternative crowd-funding source to Patreon: SubscribeStar.com — which has now been attacked by a fascist online mob trying to shut down the competition. It is also on Twitter.

    Nothing bad ever happened as a result of competition, so the fascist left, which controls Silicon Valley, Google and Spacechook, naturally behaves like an anti-competitive cartel, which will be its downfall. It can’t come soon enough.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle

    Petrolheads fight back…

    Quartz claims that internal combustion engine vehicle drivers are bullying Tesla owners by parking their ICE vehicles in Tesla charging station bays.

    One of the most recent incidents was at a North Carolina convenience store called Sheetz. Reddit user Leicina posted her account of several pickup-trucks pulling in to block all the Tesla supercharging station’s spots.

    “I’ve never had a supercharging experience like this one,” she wrote. “These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted ‘F’ Tesla, and were kicked out by a Sheetz employee.”

    Sanctimonious Greens, who want us all to drive golf carts, eat tofu and freeze in the dark, wonder why there’s a backlash? ROFL!

    Claim: Climate Conscious Tesla Owners being harassed by ICE Drivers

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    the fascist left, which controls Silicon Valley, Google and Spacechook, naturally behaves like an anti-competitive cartel, which will be its downfall. It can’t come soon enough.

    My credit card was defrauded on Christmas eve and has been cancelled by the bank — I took the opportunity to write to Patreon about the fraud and that I was cancelling my account and would not be returning due to its anti-competitive behaviour with respect to Carl Benjamin and its attack on freedom of speech.

  76. Tintarella di Luna

    Sanctimonious Greens, who want us all to drive golf carts, eat tofu and freeze in the dark, wonder why there’s a backlash? ROFL!

    Don’t you have to have quite a high disposable income to drive a Tesla?

  77. Tintarella di Luna

    Wow looking through Oliver Cromwell quotes I’ve found an old word which needs reviving — cozenage — because it so perfectly describes what is going on with RINOs, Dems, SJWs, Hollywood the 1% pretending to be in 99% (you know like Stale Pale Michael Moore and Anne Hathaway types) etc..

    Synonyms

    artifice, cheating, craft, craftiness, crookedness, crookery, cunning, cunningness, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, fakery, foxiness, fraud, guile, guilefulness, wiliness

    Cromwell 12/9/1654:

    Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imagined necessities… are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretenses to break known rules by.

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    how dare you infer I have fungus, you, uppity wench.

    Arky, if I can get fungus between my little toe and its adjacent friend, caught from the swimming pool showers, then you can certainly check it out as a result of foot insertion into sweaty sneakers at forty degrees. Fungus knows no class barriers and attaches freely to the good and the bad as it desires.

    Fear not. It’s easily cured by some Canisten or similar chemist creams. As Matt Ridley points out in The Red Queen, humanity is in a constant battle with parasitic viruses, germs and spores. 🙂

  79. calli

    I like that Cromwell quote, Tinta.

    The confusion of wants and needs, and the corrosive effect on character.

  80. calli

    My house is full of people, laughter and talk. And the occasional death threat.

    Not much different to the Cat really.

  81. stackja

    The Newcastle, New South Wales, earthquake of 28 December 1989 …
    https://data.gov.au/…/the-newcastle-new-south-wales-earthquake-of-28-december-198…
    Dec 28, 1989 – An earthquake occurred without warning at 10:27 am on 28 December 1989 (local time) causing loss of life in the city of Newcastle, New South …

  82. Tom

    At tab.com.au, the draw is now the $1.75 favourite in the Boxing Day test because of the pitch fiasco engineered by Matt Page, the incompetent clown the MCG imported from the WACA (Paywallian):

    Cricket Australia has admitted that the MCG’s lacklustre ­wicket must be urgently fixed as fears build that the revered ground risks being banned from hosting internationals under a strict new demerit point system introduced by the International Cricket Council.

  83. Gab

    Mark A

    Aint it the truth? Learning Hungarian.

    LOL very much so, although I could actually read the the FB title of that page.

  84. areff

    Lizzie: When fungus is afoot, put a goodly splash of Listerine in your runners. Not only will it curtail the fungal ambition to slide up your leg — an ambition for which it cannot be blamed, given it is shared by many male Cats — but it will also eliminate all nasty smells. This is especially valuable when camping and stinky shoes must kept inside the tent.

  85. calli

    Handy Household Hints – another one for the Appendices Lizzie.

  86. Death Giraffe

    Please.
    Spare us your manky fungus stories.
    It is breakfast time.
    An ingrown toenail is not fungus. It is usually worsen-ened by cutting with a fingernail trimmer because you can’t find the toenail trimmer.
    Toes are shit.

  87. Death Giraffe

    Chilblains.
    Now there is a breakfast topic.

  88. areff

    Goiters, too, will brighten the bacon and eggs; likewise trusses.

  89. calli

    Nothing beats gangrene. Nothing.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Newcastle, New South Wales, earthquake of 28 December 1989

    I was in Cardiff, and the ground didn’t sway there – it was more like bouncing. The swaying was down on the reclaimed land near the Hunter River, which is where the worst of the damage was.

    I’ve been seeing photos of Anak Krakatoa in the press the last couple of days, and have been a bit confused. Some photos show AK as a regular volcano with fire from the peak, others of a largish submarine eruption. Here at last is the explanation: the fire-flaming volcano isn’t there any more.

    Photo Journal: Deadly collapse (via Lucianne)

    One look at the pair of sat pics and you can immediately see why the tsunami was so big.

  91. Viva

    Spare us your manky fungus stories.
    It is breakfast time.

    Well my husband calls the itchy, sore redness he is currently suffering “athlete’s foot” which sounds far more salubrious.

  92. John Constantine

    Journalists infected with cultural Marxism and spreading it are worse than journalists infected with tapeworms.

  93. Baldrick

    My house is full of people, laughter and talk. And the occasional death threat.

    It’s surprising how intolerant some people are with the very mention of the ‘Trump’ word Calli.
    I always slip it into a conversation just to watch the reaction.
    Fun times.

  94. Calli, it is all Christmas fun and games until someone gets shot in the head with a nail gun.

  95. Nick

    It’s surprising how intolerant some people are with the very mention of the ‘Trump’ word Calli.
    I always slip it into a conversation just to watch the reaction.
    Fun times.

    Balders, I was discussing about this with family the other day. It’s strange how many Lefties who see themselves as the bastions of ‘concern’ , being unable to even discuss their point of view. Imagine if RWDBs behaved as they do.

  96. egg_

    Claim: Climate Conscious Tesla Owners being harassed by ICE Drivers

    Coal powered vehicles vs petroleum powered vehicles?
    Teh Grunenfuhrers are certainly luddites.

  97. egg_

    it is all Christmas fun and games until someone gets shot in the head with a nail gun.

    An Antifa Christmas?

  98. mention of the ‘Trump’ word…

    More effective than the two word trigger of “Tony Abbott”.

  99. “Trump, Trump, Trump”

    That oughta slay the cat’s google ranking.

  100. Nick

    There’s little logic to the Trump hate. Remember the guy who was going to p,une us all into war? Who would have thought that not deploying troops would enrage Lefties so much.

  101. Nick

    There’s little logic to the Trump hate. Remember the guy who was going to plunge us all into war? Who would have thought that not deploying troops would enrage Lefties so much.

  102. egg_

    Trump + grab pussy = lefty head explosion

  103. Nothing will kill off Test cricket faster than dishing up concrete roads. Who wants to watch five days of a man kicking a dog?

  104. Nob

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2893208, posted on December 28, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Don’t you have to have quite a high disposable income to drive a Tesla?

    yeah. And disposable travel plans.

  105. Dan Dare

    Arky, don’t do a James Fixx.
    There are a lot of track suits in the morgue.

  106. stackja

    Previous failures of Sydney Opal Tower’s certifier revealed
    Annabel Hennessy and Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph
    December 28, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    The directors of the company that signed off on the structural integrity of the defective Opal building have previously been reprimanded by the building watchdog.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal that McKenzie Group director Mark Cogo, whose company was the independent certifier for the Opal building, has been whacked with multiple fines and reprimands by the Building Professionals Board.

    This included a fine of $11,000 in 2009 over a warehouse he accredited, where he authorised a “fire safety solution” that was deficient.

  107. Nothing will kill off Test cricket faster than dishing up concrete roads.

    It aint over yet.

  108. stackja

    HAVING A CRACK

    The owners of Opal Tower units are still advertising apartments for lease on Airbnb — despite the safety fears engulfing the troubled development.

    Ads targeting Asian visitors were still listed last night despite inspectors evacuating residents for a second time.

    “It’s safe. Don’t worry!” said one Airbnb host — who called herself Ting — when contacted yesterday. A second host, known as Yujing, said: “Mine is lucky and I have guest currently inside and they are all good now.”

  109. Nick

    Lol the Chinese and money…

  110. Tom

    You know your ex- WACA curator, Humphrey? You can have him back. He’s done more damage to the MCG’s reputation in a week than the ground’s accumulated 165 years of goodwill.

  111. egg_

    “It’s safe. Don’t worry!” said one Airbnb host — who called herself Ting — when contacted yesterday. A second host, known as Yujing, said: “Mine is lucky and I have guest currently inside and they are all good now.”

    Surely not Sum Ting Wong?

  112. egg_

    “It’s safe. Don’t worry!” said one Airbnb host — who called herself Ting — when contacted yesterday. A second host, known as Yujing, said: “Mine is lucky and I have guest currently inside and they are all good now.”

    Split level apartment going very cheap!

  113. Crossie

    Nothing bad ever happened as a result of competition, so the fascist left, which controls Silicon Valley, Google and Spacechook, naturally behaves like an anti-competitive cartel, which will be its downfall. It can’t come soon enough.

    I wish that were true but both major US political parties are comfortable with the status quo so anti-trust moves are not likely in the near future. Trump would probably like to move in that direction but the border wall funding is his paramount concern at present.

  114. Lol one of those knocking cats should do the trick.

  115. stackja

    Violence fears after members of Vietnamese, African communities brawl in St Albans
    Ryan Tennison, Herald Sun
    December 27, 2018 11:18pm

    Vietnamese traders in St Albans are vowing to strike back against groups of African youths after two violent incidents before Christmas.

    Threatening messages have been posted on social media by frustrated Vietnamese workers following two brawls in recent days.

    “Soon there will be machetes and guns out. And they will wonder why there is blood,” a local said on Facebook.

    Another said it was time to “set up the Asian patrol squad”.

    “Guys, I usually don’t post much, but enough is enough,” a worker wrote on Facebook. “We gotta make a stand together as a whole and stick up to these situations.

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    The owners of Opal Tower units are still advertising apartments for lease on Airbnb

    Good luck with that. Everyone was booted out of the Opal Tower again yesterday, for at least 10 days. The engineers are going to check all the other panels like the cracked one.

    It’s not a small building – passed it recently whilst on the train. Very prominent just to the west as you arrive at Strathfield.

  117. H B Bear

    You know your ex- WACA curator, Humphrey? You can have him back. He’s done more damage to the MCG’s reputation in a week than the ground’s accumulated 165 years of goodwill.

    Not sure he is to blame. Talk seems to be around the nature of the concrete trays used at the MCG and the percentage of sand in the pitch being too high. Whatever it is they have a big problem. Not sure why they even require drop-in pitches in the first place. Surely it is possible to have a central wicket area without it becoming Moorabbin Oval in this day and age?

  118. cohenite

    Violence fears after members of Vietnamese, African communities brawl in St Albans
    Ryan Tennison, Herald Sun
    December 27, 2018 11:18pm

    That’s what happens when the police have become politically correct agents of the politicians: communities will protect themselves. Except the Aussies of course.

  119. classical_hero

    https://youtu.be/ExgxwKnH8y4

    The joys of trying to build housing in San Francisco. No wonder why they recently elected a mayor to solve the problem.

  120. Top Ender

    What? There ARE differences between races?

    An African soldier is suing the military for £150,000 after accusing them of failing to protect him from the British winter.

    Michael Asiamah says he suffered from a ‘cold-related’ condition after officers neglected to supply him with warm clothing during an 18-hour exercise in the freezing wind.

    The 36-year-old, who served with the Adjutant General’s Corps, said the army exposed him to the cold despite knowing that people of black Caribbean and African origin are more susceptible to cold injuries. Link

  121. Dave in Marybrook

    Met by chance the ex-ex-WACA curator, Cameron-
    poor bloke. Shafted by his female boss, and then by his wife.
    Handy horticulturalist, hopefully he can rebuild his shattered life.

  122. Tel

    I wish that were true but both major US political parties are comfortable with the status quo so anti-trust moves are not likely in the near future.

    As if government anti-trust ever improved the competitive market.

    Microsoft were told that their contract requiring hardware vendors to pay for operating system software regardless of whether it was installed or not (even whether the end-user wanted the stupid thing) was an illegal contract. They kept right on doing the same thing for a decade or more.

    http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Microsoft_Tax_Refund_Quest

    What actually brought competition to the market was things like Linux which offered a free market alternative.

  123. Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting

    And there it is, the smoking gun. If you have been following the Mueller investigation, you know how huge this news is. Trump is guilty of monstrous crimes, the proof exists, and Mueller has it.

  124. Tom

    May be a different bloke, Dave in Marybrook. The ex-WACA curator now at the MCG is a bloke named Matt Page.

  125. Zyconoclast

    Ramaphosa recently told Xolani Gwala on Talk Radio 702 the week before, speaking about black anger in South Africa: “It is justified anger. This is why we say to white people that the majority of this country is becoming tired of their lackadaisical commitment to nation-building.

    https://newsoweto.co.za/raaphosa-asked-to-apologize-to-whites-over-lackadaisical-statement/?fbclid=IwAR2J84v8Wj4zptwB6CWENlAvg2Ccl8vCzl09b_ebkdzjoHf0XhQVZFycLFg

  126. Dave in Marybrook

    Ex-Ex, Tom.
    I suppose he might even be ex-ex-ex by now, I admit I don’t keep up. The WACA CEO remains in place, and it would seem she’s making her mark by firing longstanding staff and losing business to Optus/Crown.

  127. Elle

    I just viewed your video, Arky. You’re slimming down beautifully. So much sweat dripping. I wanted to dab your brow with a towel. Apart from your feetsies, we only saw your upper body. Were you wearing lycra?

  128. Top Ender

    Will all be settled for a bag of cash:

    Michelle Guthrie has asked the Federal Court to reinstate her as managing director of the ABC, saying the national broadcaster’s board had no right to sack her under its governing legislation.

    Ms Guthrie makes the claim in a lawsuit against the ABC, former chairman Justin Milne and severa­l other board members, alleg­ing she was wrongfully dismissed and that her duty to maintai­n the independence of the broadcaster was undermined.

    Link – comments not supportive

  129. Zyconoclast

    Arsalan Tariq Khawaja, 39, was arrested by authorities from the Australian Federal Police, ASIO and the NSW Crime Commission on Thursday afternoon for allegedly attempting to influence a witness.

    Khawaja was taken from his Westmead home to Parramatta police station in Sydney’s western suburbs where he was charged with breach of bail and influence witness in judicial proceedings, the Daily Telegraph reported.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6532755/Cricket-star-Usman-Khawajas-brother-breached-bail-trying-influence-witness.html

  130. Infidel Tiger

    Lol Monty!

    McClatchy!

  131. H B Bear

    Will all be settled for a bag of our cash:

  132. H B Bear

    Nothing screams “modern Socialist” like an ancestral French villa.

  133. Armadillo

    And there it is, the smoking gun.

    mOnts, search the Internet and find out how easy it is “phone clone”. It’s a claim from the Steele dossier, and about as credible as Trump pissing on hookers.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6533445/New-claim-Michael-Cohens-phone-Prague-time-meeting-described-Trump-dossier.html

  134. C.L.

    Ahahahahaha.
    Monty a Cohen-in-Prague deadender.

    Today at Ace of Spades: Daily Caller Rounds Up Year’s Worst #FakeNews Media Lies.

    10. MCCLATCHY CLAIMS MUELLER HAS EVIDENCE THAT CORROBORATES PIECE OF DOSSIER

    McClatchy reported in April that special counsel Robert Mueller had evidence that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen had been in Prague in the summer of 2016. The report appeared to corroborate a key part of the largely unverified Steele dossier.

    But no other news outlets came forward to confirm McClatchy’s reporting and a spokesperson for Mueller’s team hinted to The Daily Caller News Foundation that the report may be false.

  135. Tintarella di Luna

    Nothing screams “modern Socialist” like an ancestral French villa.

    I can smell the bacon from here.

  136. John Constantine

    How long in australia before a lackadaisical committment of deniers to the deindustrialisation and despoiling of the country earns a predawn raid from the States paramilitary Death squads?.

    Not enough to tolerate the left burning the place down around them, you actually have to be up front with the matches and kerosene doing self immolation to progress the dewesternistion of this poor bastard literally toxic Nazi biggles loving settler.outpost.

    Comrades.

  137. stackja

    Tel – Microsoft has always had other software companies fail to compete. Boland, Novell, etc, etc.

  138. Elle

    And I didn’t see any fungus, Arky. I did see hair though. You can get that waxed you know; but somehow I don’t see you as the waxing type.

  139. Zyconoclast

    A man suspected of snatching a girl from her home was just trying to teach the family a lesson because they were too sociable, a court has heard.

    Anandkumar Sivapragasam, 37, allegedly barged his way into his neighbour’s Perth unit while wearing a motorcycle helmet to conceal his face, Perth Magistrates Court heard.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6532453/Man-suspected-trying-snatch-girl-wanted-teach-family-lesson.html

  140. John Constantine

    Their Cyril Ramaphosa and their waleed are both put up by the transnational looting cartels as transformative nation builders.

    If you ask what sort of nation is being built, that is evidence of a lackadaisical committment to transnationalism.

    Comrades.

  141. max

    The MCG pitch,the track at Flemington … Melbourne is full of whingers who know better.

    The track manager at Flemington, Mick Goodie, got fed up and has migrated to Brisbane and done a good job overseeing the renovation of Eagle farm.

    The test ain’t over yet.

  142. stackja

    C.L. – Fake news. I am shocked! Always many gullible believe.

  143. mOnts, search the Internet and find out how easy it is “phone clone”. It’s a claim from the Steele dossier, and about as credible as Trump pissing on hookers.

    So who are you claiming it was that cloned Cohen’s phone? The Russians? You are making things up again, Dillo.

    Find me aa specific claim from the Steele dossier that has been conclusively debunked. GO!!

  144. But no other news outlets came forward to confirm McClatchy’s reporting and a spokesperson for Mueller’s team hinted to The Daily Caller News Foundation that the report may be false.

    Hinted, LOL. The actual quote was a generic one about how you shouldn’t trust anyone who says they got a leak from the Mueller investigation. And fair enough too, as Mueller doesn’t leak. But the McClatchy report was clearly sourced from European intelligence, not Mueller.

  145. stackja

    The usual suspect still doesn’t get it.

  146. johanna

    Gonna be a scorcher here. At 9.10 am (unadjusted time) it’s already 31C. In other words, a typical summer day for this time of the year. Have drenched the garden and am now settled in the aircon.

    Say what you will about the cricketers, for mine they earn their money, standing out there in the blazing sun for hours when the temperature is in the mid thirties or higher, and trying to pay close attention while the sweat rolls into their eyes.

    They must be very fit indeed.

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The 36-year-old, who served with the Adjutant General’s Corps

    He claims that “superiors failed to warn him to bring cold weather clothing.” Me smells some POGO, dragged out of his nice, warm, office, and being forcibly reminded of what he is actually supposed to do for a living..I hope he doesn’t get a cracker.

  148. struth

    Good Moaning

    Any day now, any day………………………………………

    Yawn.
    Pathetic.
    TDS is a lifetime disorder.

    Elle, you do have it bad for Arky, don’t you?

    I mean, that last video should have put anyone off……………………………..
    Forget the toes.
    He goes jogging in the middle of the day in 40 degree heat, and posts himself doing it on the internet.

    Surely you have some concerns regarding his sanity?

  149. calli

    Is red herring on the luncheon menu?

    Yum!

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What the heck does this mean Zulu?
    I can work out parts of it, what is it supposed to achieve?
    I smellum king size rat when only those 3 days are banned.

    Largely due to the fact that the local volunteer fire brigade will be celebrating Christmas and the New Year, and it wil be difficult to man the trucks, if a fire does break out.

  151. rickw

    A man suspected of snatching a girl from her home was just trying to teach the family a lesson because they were too sociable, a court has heard.

    Third World Problems brought straight to your doorstep by the Uniparty.

  152. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop. Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!

    Democrats are complicit

  153. struth

    Say what you will about the cricketers, for mine they earn their money, standing out there in the blazing sun for hours when the temperature is in the mid thirties or higher, and trying to pay close attention while the sweat rolls into their eyes.

    They must be very fit indeed.

    That’s nothing.
    They get paid shit loads.
    Arky doesn’t just stand there doing nothing (cricket is seconds of action packed into an hours play), he jogs, no runs, 20 k’s in the hottest part of the day, with deformed feet and doesn’t make a cent out of it.

  154. John Constantine

    https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-07-31/shady-and-dangerous-business-chinese-mining-cameroon

    “Local elites in Cameroon have partnered with the Chinese miners, according to the Center for Education, Training and Support for Development Initiatives in Cameroon, an NGO based in Yokadouma.

    “They [the elites] are collecting photocopies of ID cards from villagers on the pretext of wanting to bring in companies that will provide water, electricity and jobs to the village,” said Victor Amougou, the center’s coordinator. “With 10 photocopies, this elite can obtain 40 artisanal mining authorizations equivalent to 40 hectares of land.”

    Once the local Cameroonian obtains permission to mine, Amougou said, he or she signs a contract with a Chinese operator to run the mine. The Chinese, in turn, bribe mining authorities and other officials so they can begin work.

    The law also states that mining operators must close their holes after completing their digs. Chinese companies usually abandon their giant pits, leaving behind dangerous areas where people and domestic animals might fall and drown. The Chinese companies also pollute rivers with their chemicals and mining runoff, said Moussa.”

    Our australian political elites close relationships with the Tyrant’s communist party secret police Is Our Strength.

    Comrades

  155. rickw

    That’s what happens when the police have become politically correct agents of the politicians: communities will protect themselves. Except the Aussies of course.

    Good luck to the Vietnamese giving the Africans a bloody nose!

    Of course this option isn’t open to Aussies because racism and because Aussies are basically all that Vicpol is interested in policing because it’s a relatively safe occupation.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thank you.
    All is clear. Still a lot of money – but depends on the state of the place beforehand.
    Who is the new operator?
    I struggle that either Woolies or Coles would spend so much.
    Did some greenhorn buy “the dream”?

    State of the place beforehand was fairly run down and tatty, and the new owner is a local entrepreneur.

  157. Tel

    Tel – Microsoft has always had other software companies fail to compete. Boland, Novell, etc, etc.

    The job ain’t done, till Netscape won’t run!

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/3214823_Winsocking_the_competition

    I know a guy who was very angry after wasting days trying to figure out the mystery of the broken winsock DLL. Ahhh those were the days!

  158. zyconoclast

    Short sentence and no deportation for migrant who [email protected] Swedish woman on cruise ship

    He was sentenced to only one year and nine months in prison – even though the minimum penalty for [email protected] is 2 years in prison.

    The reason is that he stated that because of the [email protected] “he will find it difficult to obtain a position as a teacher and that he has already been dismissed from his internship because of the crime”.

  159. Elle

    Elle, you do have it bad for Arky, don’t you?

    No.
    You misinterpret my friendliness for something else.
    Being complimentary doesn’t mean I want to jump through the screen and ravage Arky. Besides, he’s a married man.
    I’m not that kinda gal. And it’s not that kinda blog.
    😍😊

  160. egg_

    Is red herring on the luncheon menu?

    Something smells fishy.

  161. zyconoclast

    Germany faces hefty bill from hard Brexit, says EU’s Günther Oettinger

    A messy Brexit without a London-Brussels deal would land Germany a substantial bill, EU commissioner Günther Oettinger has warned. He reckons Britain’s parliament will opt in January for a formal divorce.

    Oettinger, the EU’s budget commissioner, said Thursday that if Britain ended up not paying its dues into the 28-nations’ coffers in 2019 under a “hard” Brexit, Germany’s extra bill would amount to what he termed “in the mid-three digit range” of hundreds of millions of euros.

  162. Elle

    Pickled herrings are the best!

  163. Bruce of Newcastle

    Several fun things about the Cohen phone claim.

    First – who cares? We know he was assisting Trump in his job as legal beagle for development projects. All of which were entirely above board as far as the reporting has gone.

    Second – if the story is fake news the Left will have even more egg on their faces.

    Third – if the story is true someone has committed a serious felony. They have perverted the course of justice of a Grand Jury and active court cases. If it was one of Mueller’s pet Dems, or even Mueller himself, the perp should get very serious jail time. All for leaking something completely innocuous.

  164. Riccardo Bosi
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2893324, posted on December 28, 2018 at 10:54 am

    How to make politicians more accountable – Professor David Flint AM interviewed by David Pellow

    You’re kidding. Let’s try again.

    https://youtu.be/EpZEW5Dc9Pc

  165. struth

    No.
    You misinterpret my friendliness for something else.
    Being complimentary doesn’t mean I want to jump through the screen and ravage Arky. Besides, he’s a married man.
    I’m not that kinda gal. And it’s not that kinda blog.

    Hmmm…………………………OK…………………..

    He he…………….

    A messy Brexit without a London-Brussels deal would land Germany a substantial bill, EU commissioner Günther Oettinger has warned.

    Only way to beat them is to defund them.

  166. stackja

    The Daily Telegraph has been told the panels were all part of the same batch made by the manufacturer of the cracked panel, Rooty Hill’s Evolution Precast.

    When the Telegraph called the company last night a man who answered said “no comment” before hanging up the phone.

    Angry residents said they were scared about the building’s safety, following the second shock evacuation.

  167. struth

    Mueller has to keep the pressure on.
    One thing is for sure, while he keeps this Ludicrous charade going, they must humour it.
    For him and his corrupt mates to stay out of Prison they must never end the investigation.
    It’s that simple.
    It’s embarrassing to think, with all the resources available to the FBI that years later, they are still conducting it.
    You’d swear the FBI was manned by Australian road workers.
    Attack now is their only form of defence and they will continue this throwing out nothing burgers to be consumed by gullible twats like Monty.
    This will not end, and they don’t want it to, until Trump is out of office by election or bullet, of they can set him up.
    It’s literally life or death for them.
    At that point,their activities will then be shielded by the deep state and Clinton crime cartel and all the other players who should already be in Prison will be off the hook.

    One thing you can take to the bank Monty, is they won’t end their investigation until Trump Is gone.

  168. John Constantine

    No vicpol arrests after a night of beach violence in yarragrad.

    Wouldn’t want to corrupt statistics by needless arrests when there is a career advancing diversion program industry statefunded.

    Inventing ways of describing violent gang crime in a way that protects the political process and refusing to do interventionist arrests if it would distort the required statistics Is Our Strength.

    Politics first, Comrades.

    Telling the proles to stay home and stay sober New Years Eve, so as to not cause crime by providing themselves as enticing targets is step two for vikpol.

  169. First – who cares?

    Ah yes, we have finally reached the stage where you lot start shrugging at the President of the United States having conspired with a hostile foreign government to install him as their puppet. Watergate crossed with the Manchurian Candidate, but he’s committed to building a white ethnostate for people like you, so… “enh”.

  170. One thing you can take to the bank Monty, is they won’t end their investigation until Trump Is gone.

    Looks that way, doesn’t it? 😎

  171. Bruce of Newcastle

    I am amused that the famous lefty head tilt is a real psychological phenomenon:

    A tilt of the head facilitates social engagement, researchers say

    A new study of facial “fixation” led by Nicolas Davidenko, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, boosts our insights considerably.

    “Looking at the eyes allows you to gather much more information,” said Davidenko. “It’s a real advantage.”

    Davidenko found that the tilt leads people to look more at the eyes, perhaps because it makes them more approachable and less threatening. “Across species, direct eye contact can be threatening,” he said. “When the head is tilted, we look at the upper eye more than either or both eyes when the head is upright. I think this finding could be used therapeutically.”

    There you go. Totalitarian lefties do the head tilt thing to look “more approachable and less threatening”. So when you see a pic of a lefty tilting lefty, flee.

  172. Makka

    but he’s committed to building a white ethnostate for people like you, so

    mOron, you won’t be happy until the last central American raypist, drug dealer, child trafficker, thug and murderer is safely ensconced within the US welfare system will you?

  173. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why did I watch Arkys running video?
    Why do I do these things to myself?
    He dresses the same way I imagine Monty does.

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    Barack Obama
    @BarackObama
    I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. #SOTU
    10:37 AM · Jan 26, 2011

  175. egg_

    Several fun things about the Cohen phone claim.

    The FBI couldn’t prove the 911 cellphone claims in court, Trump being a Troofer ‘n’ all.

  176. Death Giraffe

    This thread has way too much posting about Arky.
    We need some more from other narcisistic loons.

  177. mh

    Barack Obama
    @BarackObama
    I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration

    Half-white man speak with forked tongue.

  178. EvilElvis

    Oettinger, the EU’s budget commissioner, said Thursday that if Britain ended up not paying its dues into the 28-nations’ coffers in 2019 under a “hard” Brexit, Germany’s extra bill would amount to what he termed “in the mid-three digit range” of hundreds of millions of euros.

    Excellent! Make it as hard a Brexit as possible then! Then we’ll see Angulars house of cards tumble under the weight of third world immigration, renewable energy and the plebs potentially getting narky about paying even more to Brussels. Brown vests rioting?

  179. Death Giraffe

    Oh. There you are Stimpson.

  180. Woolfe

    Just posted in Paywallian
    Youths have glassed a young man, bashed others and robbed beachgoers of their belongings during a horror night on a Melbourne beach last night, which coincided with police being pelted with rocks in the western suburbs.

    A series of incidents throughout the night at Chelsea Beach, in Melbourne’s southeast, culminated in what witnesses said was a series of crimes committed by a group of teenagers of African appearance.
    This saw unattended belongings stolen from the beach at about 9.30pm.

    A man reportedly saw them and confronted them, before being assaulted. According to 3AW, the youths then fled.
    Three men, aged 25, 28 and 30, were later approached, assaulted and the attackers stole a mobile phone.
    A 19-year-old man reportedly had a glass bottle smashed over his head, and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Victoria Police are holding a press conference about the matter this morning.
    This comes after six youths were arrested over an unrelated brawl and a separate robbery in St Albans, in the northwestern suburbs, that took place on Christmas Eve.

    Those arrests followed Facebook posts urging vigilante groups be formed by members of the Vietnamese community to battle what was claimed to be increasing violence by youths of African appearance.

  181. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Brad Blakeman: “The American people understand that we have been played by foreign actors who would rather have us fight their battles for them. The President says look, this is your neighborhood, you’ve got to stand up to protect yourselves. Don’t always look to America.”
    5:26 AM · Dec 28, 2018

  182. stackja

    Reading “Breaking the Codes, the book about Australia’s KGB network”
    Found this:

    The spy who came out as Klod By Desmond Ball
    The Australian 1:00AM September 24, 2011

    WALTER Seddon Clayton was the spymaster who ran Australia’s network of KGB spies from 1944 to 1950.

    He had migrated to Australia from New Zealand in 1930, joined the Communist Party of Australia in 1933, becoming a member of its central committee in 1943 and a member of the central control commission in 1944. The commission was responsible for the internal discipline and security of the party, including the organisation and operation of an undercover or clandestine apparatus for the maintenance of party activities under illegal conditions.

    First, he strongly believed he had been “the most powerful man” in the CPA. He said he was “probably the only one who gave it direction”. He had not only been “in the centre of operations” in the party, but had been principally responsible for directing those operations.

    Second, he described some key aspects of the operational functioning of the spy network. He confirmed that his Soviet contact in Sydney, to whom he passed the classified material he obtained from the members of his group, was Feodor Nosov, who served in Australia from 1943 to 1950 under the cover of a journalist for TASS, the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union. This has already been well documented. But he cast new light on the role of Doris Isabel Beeby and the process by which he collected classified material from his agents in the Department of External Affairs in Canberra: Ian Milner (code-named Bur) in 1945-46, Jim Hill (Tourist) in 1945-50, Dorothy Throssell (nee Jordan) (Podruga) in 1945-47, and Ric Throssell (Ferro) in 1945 and 1947-49.

    From 1945 to early 1947, Beeby was his most important contact in Canberra. She had joined the British Communist Party in September 1939 and had become a full-time party organiser when she returned to Australia. She was sent to Canberra to help build a branch of the party in 1945, and in 1946-47 she lived at No 18 Myuna Flats in Braddon, near Canberra’s Civic Centre. During this period, Clayton’s agents in External Affairs passed their purloined material to Beeby for him to collect on regular visits to Canberra. The Myuna apartment became his principal collection point. In early 1947, Throssell took over the flat from Beeby; he was joined there by Jordan in October, when they were married, and remained there until February 1949. In 1949-50, it was replaced by Frederick Rose’s house in the suburb of Turner as his main collection place.

    Third, Clayton remained convinced that “the socialist revolution will still happen”. He said that with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, communists had lost “the first round”. However, he enthusiastically awaited “the next round”, telling me about the next generation of covert communists, and referring me to the children of those who had been in his spy network. He and Peace had been, I think, childless. But he made me wonder about which particular members of his Klod group he might have had in mind. I have known several of their offspring, and cannot believe any of these would have served his agenda. In the end, Clayton’s “next round” was simply the wishful thinking of a deluded old man.

  183. Woolfe

    And:

    “While police were arresting the teens others from the large gathering started throwing rocks at police, injuring one officer from the Public Order Response Team,” a police spokeswoman said.

  184. struth

    Thanks Mr Bosi

    Good video.
    I really like David Flint.
    He gets on Sky a bit with Rowan.
    Always on the money.

  185. Whalehunt fun

    Half-white Kenyan speak with forked tongue.

    Fixed it for you.

  186. stackja

    Woolfe
    #2893351, posted on December 28, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Vic Pol been shamed?

  187. John Constantine

    The destruction of the anglosphere is so vital to the cat troll that he is happy to die because it is not acceptable for Australia to fund research into treatments for cardiovascular disease that are more effective on northern europeans than others.

    Over the next decade near a million stale pale males will die or be crippled by heart attacks in Australia, but only generic treatments are allowed, not high risk specific treatments.

    At least when the cat troll collapses, clutches his chest and releases his stenchy bowels, he can die proud that he was unswervingly politically indoctrinated to his last agonised, poo stained, gasp.

    Comrades.

  188. EvilElvis

    Totalitarian lefties do the head tilt thing to look “more approachable and less threatening”.

    Isn’t the exposure of the neck in nature, by tilting your head, a less threatening gesture to lure then attack or be killed quickly by a predator? Depending on the animal of course?

  189. struth

    Wouldn’t want to corrupt statistics by needless arrests when there is a career advancing diversion program industry statefunded.

    and truckies who’s mudflaps aren’t the correct inches from the ground to fine.

  190. Tom

    the President of the United States having conspired with a hostile foreign government to install him as their puppet.

    Outside of the US, where the MSM is involved in 24/7 destabilisation of and propaganda against the President, how many simpletons are there left in the world who actually believe that fantasy?

    LOL. Monty’s religious brainwashing makes primitive Caribbean voodoo (witchdoctors going ape, smoking ganja etc, as featured in that Bond movie) look mainstream.

    Monty, DNC talking points are for the consumption of the peasants — not for one of their aspiring ruling class corruptocrats (Strayan division) like you.

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    narcisistic loons.

    Listen here you unemployed Kiwi shepherd, I’m not the one who makes videos of themselves(narcissitic) running in 40 degree heat(loon).
    Also I just bumped up your views.
    “Thank You For Your Support Stimpson My Great Mentally Ill Australian Rolemodel Friend” are the words you are looking for.
    😁

  192. Infidel Tiger

    Monty appears to be having a breakdown in real time.

    Fucker has perhaps months to live and he’s obsessing about this stuff.

    Go for a walk with your wife and kids monty.

  193. C.L.

    One of the funnier parts of the Ripley’s McLatchy It Or Not article:

    During the same period of late August or early September, electronic eavesdropping by an Eastern European intelligence agency picked up a conversation among Russians, one of whom remarked that Cohen was in Prague, two people familiar with the incident said.

    By “Eastern European intelligence agency” they mean Russia.

  194. Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Brad Blakeman: “The American people understand that we have been played by foreign actors who would rather have us fight their battles for them. The President says look, this is your neighborhood, you’ve got to stand up to protect yourselves. Don’t always look to America.”
    5:26 AM · Dec 28, 2018

    Oh this is pathetic. Is he really going to play the victim card? He was merely hoodwinked by that nasty old Mr Putin, who he thought was such a nice man? Don’t come the raw prawn.

    This is such a beta move by Trump.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Go for a walk with your wife and kids monty …

    … while there’s still time.

  196. Go for a walk with your wife and kids monty.

    It’s currently 34C and the sun hasn’t even passed the yardarm yet. Melbournians are all Schweddy Balls Arky today.

  197. stackja

    Beachgoers terrorised by gang at Chelsea beach
    Ryan Tennison, Herald Sun
    32 minutes ago

    A gang of youths have terrorised beachgoers in a series of unprovoked assaults and thefts in Melbourne’s southeast last night.

    The rampage across Chelsea beach left a man in hospital with injuries to his head that required stitches while two other victims needed medical treatment.

    Supt McKinnon also said terrified locals should be confident everything possible is being done to target the offenders.

    No arrests have been made.

    The investigation is ongoing.

  198. Go for a walk with your wife and kids monty.

    It’s currently 34C and the sun hasn’t even passed the yardarm yet. Melbournians are all Schweddy Bawlls Arky today.

  199. struth

    Ah yes, we have finally reached the stage where you lot start shrugging at the President of the United States having conspired with a hostile foreign government to install him as their puppet. Watergate crossed with the Manchurian Candidate, but he’s committed to building a white ethnostate for people like you, so… “enh”.

    He he.
    That’s a lot of power the Russians have.
    FMD, who knew they could install American presidents?
    And all done by a coupla pimply faced Russian kids on facebook!!!!

    I mean they were up against a democratic party that could collect votes from non citizens, and even raise the dead to vote democrat, even when they voted republican all their lives.

    The Australian Labor party flew their members to the states to openly campaign for Shillary and were convicted of it and fined ( a symbolic nothing amount because thet’re leftists)

    You still want to vote Labor when a coupla Teenage Russians can do better than the Australian Labor party, Monty?

    You are a sad joke Monty.
    You’re not the sharpest tool in the shed.
    Not by a long shot.

  200. C.L.

    Elon Musk’s legal defence is that everybody knows Twitter is for liars:

    Elon Musk’s lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a British diver who the Tesla chief executive had labelled a “p-do guy”, arguing the comments were “just imaginative attacks” protected by the US constitution’s first amendment.

    In a filing with the US District Court in Los Angeles, the lawyers also defended their client by saying Mr Musk posted the comments on Twitter, where participants “expect to read opinions, not facts”.

    Good luck with that.
    ————
    ABC.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Two down with two Marshs to come.
    India to go 2-1 up.

  202. Death Giraffe

    Also I just bumped up your views.

    ..
    Watch it again ten times and report back here on the effects.

  203. C.L.

    Is he really going to play the victim card?

    Hillary preferred the blowjob card:

  204. When I think of the privileged Boomer effwits I wish would just pop their clogs (peacefully) and leave the rest of us to get on with living in the modern world with all its complex delights, an image much like that of David Flint appears in my mind.

  205. Tel

    This thread has way too much posting about Arky.

    I’d like to get into some discussion of Federal Reserve statistics and the M2/M1 ratio if everyone is cool with that.

    There’s good podcast here. https://www.bobmurphyshow.com/ep-10-this-one-simple-fed-trick/

    Paying interest on reserves … the US banks have managed to get to the position where they compensate themselves for doing nothing. It’s up above 2% P/A now, which is pretty good return when you think that it’s effectively payment for NOT doing your job. Fair enough, it was an emergency, had to do it to protect the banks, blah blah but does that argument still apply? Time to start reducing these payments.

  206. stackja

    The Royal Family of Australian Communism

    The Aarons family were influential Australian communists over three or four generations. In presenting his family’s story Mark Aarons has two aims which are in conflict with each other. One is to criticise his family for being supporters of communist mass murderers—he admits some communists “betrayed” Australia, a strong word. The other aim is to salvage something from the wreckage by bignoting his relatives, particularly his father Laurie Aarons, for being close to the centre of great events, as though some of the glamour rubs off on them. He claims they wielded great influence (especially in the ALP), and had the biggest ASIO files (Why is this surprising, why an occasion for boasting?). It’s a tightrope act to reconcile these contradictory aims, and Mark Aarons falls off on a number of occasions.

    ..

    Many important parts of this book involve “the case”. Venona transcripts of Soviet cables in the postwar years revealed that allied military and strategic secrets were being leaked in Australia to the Soviets by a spy ring whose members were given code names. The “case” consisted of identifying these spies and their controller, and stopping them. It was eventually found that a “nest of traitors”, Ian Milner, Jim Hill and probably Ric Throssell of the External Affairs Department, and Frances Bernie of Dr Evatt’s staff, were giving top secret intelligence to an Australian communist, Walter Clayton (codenamed Klod), who was passing it on to the Soviet embassy in Canberra. This has been clearly established for many decades by the Petrov Commission, by subsequent books on the topic, and by the release of the Venona transcripts. To say it didn’t happen is to live in fantasy land.

    Mark Aarons | The Monthly
    https://www.themonthly.com.au/author/mark-aarons
    Mark Aarons is the author of The Family File and War Criminals Welcome: Australia, a Sanctuary for War Criminals Since 1945. From 1996 to 2006 he was a …

    Mark Aarons – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Aarons
    Mark Aarons (born 25 December 1951) is an Australian journalist and author. He was a political adviser to NSW Premier Bob Carr.

    Mark Aarons | Contributor | Scribe Publications
    https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/authors/aarons-mark
    Mark Aarons was an investigative reporter on ABC Radio National for twenty years, and was the founding executive producer of Background Briefing.

  207. Infidel Tiger

    Save that stuff for your therapist Monty.

  208. Death Giraffe

    It wasn’t just me. There were other people out running yesterday.
    There was an old geezer shuffling along.
    Also an attractive young couple at one point.
    I must say I thought there were alternative exercises they could have been doing in air conditioned comfort.
    The couple. Not the geezer.

  209. C.L.

    You’ve gotta love the British press.
    Having milked the romance and magic of Harry and Meggs, they segue effortlessly to an all-out attempt to set them against Wills and Kate and bust up their marriage

    That said …
    William does seem to prefer fiddling with that scarf to being conversationally lumbered with Megyn.

  210. struth

    Pulling troops out Monty?

    Wasn’t he going to start WW3 with his finger on the red button?
    The war mongering republicans….blah blah…

    You’re a fucking joke.

    It’s time for one of your little time outs.
    Those left wing bubbles you regurgitate and your gullible magical thinking is really quite embarrassing .
    You’re jumping all over the place now Monty.
    It’s TDS and it’s terminal.

  211. C.L.

    What distances are you doing now, Giraffe?

  212. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s currently 34C and the sun hasn’t even passed the yardarm yet.

    Seven news babe breathlessly reported just now that during the current terrible heatwave parts of SA would be above 40 C today, ie the normal temperature for this time of year.

  213. Death Giraffe

    If Monty hates boomers I may have to modify my view of them.
    Can anyone help me with some positive boomer attributes so I don’t have to stay in agreeance with the commie swine? (no offence intended Monty)

  214. Oh come on

    Poor m0nty is heading for a serious breakdown.

  215. Senile Old Guy

    Surprise!

    Police said a group of young people aged in their late teens and early 20s, described as African in appearance, began causing trouble about between 9.30-10pm.

  216. rickw

    leave the rest of us to get on with living in the modern world with all its complex delights

    Whatever you’re smoking, it’s not good.

  217. bespoke

    Tel
    #2893271, posted on December 28, 2018 at 9:29 am
    What actually brought competition to the market was things like Linux which offered a free market alternative.

    Only us geeks use Linux. Iv even given up using it regularly as hardly anyone make drivers for Linux and then they are out of date. Its a better safer and cheaper OS but the hold of big tech over manufactures is strong.

  218. struth

    When I think of the privileged Boomer effwits I wish would just pop their clogs (peacefully) and leave the rest of us to get on with living in the modern world with all its complex delights

    previous generations, and that includes the boomers gave you this modern world Monty.

    What have you done toward it?
    Like a typical Nazi, you parasitically take from yet bite the hand that feeds you.
    Socialists are just so fucking angry.
    Wanting people to die, those that Monty decides should, collectively grouped together……..

    Nothing changes.
    It truly is evil.
    It’s not a mental illness.
    It’s a complete lack of morals and ethics.
    Born of envy, laziness, entitlement and greed.

  219. Zatara

    There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop. Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!

    The officer killed was Police Corporal Ronil Singh.

    He immigrated legally to the United States from Fiji in 2003.

  220. struth

    When I think of the privileged Boomer effwits I wish would just pop their clogs (peacefully) and leave the rest of us to get on with living in the modern world with all its complex delights

    This was the thinking of the Hitler youth.

    Socialists.
    Nothing changes.

  221. Infidel Tiger

    There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop. Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!

    An illegal immigrant killed an Indian-American police officer.

    The left are insane not to understand this problem.

  222. struth

    It wasn’t just me. There were other people out running yesterday.
    There was an old geezer shuffling along.

    That makes two of you.
    He was probably young that morning.

  223. Death Giraffe

    C.L.
    #2893385, posted on December 28, 2018 at 11:51 am

    ..
    I can run at a moderate speed (9 or 10 kph) for 3 or 4 km without stopping and without much stress.
    Doing around 12 to 15 km a day most days.
    Will eventually cut back on distance and up the cadence.

  224. DrBeauGan

    I suspect Kenya may come to dislike Chinese imperialism rather more than British imperialism.

    A few Chinese heads hacked off with machetes is not too far fetched to imagine.

    The Chinese think they are the hardest traders in the world.
    I wonder if they understand “If you play in Africa, you play by African Rules.”

  225. John Constantine

    Survival on this brutal and near unplayable pitch is a true Test of grit.

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