Tuesday Forum: January 1, 2019

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  1. Hay Stockard

    Thank you Stimpy I am fine. The cleaner had the last two Tuesdays off. Hence me being a domestic God. I am only off to the pub so I don’t need an ironed shirt.
    If you mean the smoking I believe now that it happened. However the unspeakable troll probably has a bag load of email addresses. I don’t believe we have seen the last of him.
    As I feel charitable I hope that thing gets treatment for its personality disorders.

  2. Roger

    struth
    #2896930, posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:15 am

    My comments related specifically to ABC coverage, particularly an “in-depth” analysis broadcast on RN several times before and after Christmas in which they dug up a retired US general with an ax to grind over Afghanistan. Not once was the question asked, “What exactly is the US doing in Afghanistan? What key national interest is it pursuing there with American blood and treasure?”

  3. P

    TheLastRefuge Retweeted:

    Alana Mastrangelo
    Jair Bolsonaro, who’s just been sworn in as the new president of Brazil, says he promises to “fight Marxist trash” and the “ideology of gender” in schools, “respect Judeo-Christian tradition,” and “prepare children for the job market, not political militancy”

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I thought Rae had been struck down?

  5. Snoopy

    2. The reason Venus doesn’t have plate tectonics is because she has no oceans.

    Because no continents?

  6. Rae

    I am desolated

    Joy Molineau could care less.

  7. Peter Campion

    Today’s Cairns Post reporting on Cyclone Penny’s direct hit on Weipa yesterday…

    The Bureau of Meteorology reported the system made landfall at 3.30pm yesterday and weather stations on the ground recorded sustained winds at the centre of 75km/h, with gusts of up to 110km/h.

    Yet if we visit the BoM data page for Weipa – http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60801/IDQ60801.94170.shtml – we see winds of 43km/h, with gusts to 76km/h.

    Facts don’t seem to matter when it’s all about the narrative…

  8. JC

    Bruce

    Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

  9. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Raecist.
    Black Ball makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another race is pathetic, which as an aboriginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to niggle away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a boong.
    Good going, shitfabrains.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Yugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  10. Top Ender

    Good point here – what sort of cannon to use?

    Man Arrested for Using Civil War Cannon in Neighbor Dispute

    One Kiantone resident, Brian Malta, was so outraged by the conduct of one of his neighbors that he took out his replica Civil War cannon and fired it across his fence for eight days. The cannon was loaded with powder and wadding, so it was technically no more dangerous than a bird-scaring device. However, the discharge could be heard for miles around, so eventually Malta was arrested and charged.

    American Civil War-era replica of Howitzer. Photo: Charles Edward – CC BY-SA 3.0
    While it is not illegal to own a cannon in New York State, deputies seized the weapon since it was being used maliciously. Malta was charged with harassment and was allowed home after posting $2,500 bail. He will face North Harmony Town Court on three counts of second-degree menacing and three counts of second-degree harassment.

    No details of the cause of the dispute have been released by the authorities. However, should you decide that a Civil War-era cannon is the way forward regarding a problem neighbor, you would be well to consider which type and size would be most effective.

    Link

  11. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Raecist.
    Black B a l l makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another race is pathetic, which as an aboriginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to niggle away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a boong.
    Good going, shitfabrains.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Yugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  12. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Raecist.
    Black B a l l makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another race is pathetic, which as an aboriginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to ni g gle away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a boong.
    Good going, shitfabrains.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Yugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  13. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Rae cist.
    B B makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another r a ce is pathetic, which as an aboriginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to ni g gle away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a bo ong.
    Good going, shitfabrains.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Yugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  14. Snoopy

    Yet if we visit the BoM data page for Weipa – http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60801/IDQ60801.94170.shtml – we see winds of 43km/h, with gusts to 76km/h.

    Facts don’t seem to matter when it’s all about the narrative.

    Don’t be a cyclone denier, Peter. Penny was a cyclone. By hook or by crook.

  15. Black Ball

    I won’t be told what to say or think Rae by you or anyone else. We are apparently supposed to think a certain way by you and your ilk. I don’t subscribe to your theory. That is all.

  16. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Rae c ist.
    B B makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another race is pathetic, which as an aboriginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to ni- g- gle away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a b-o-o-n-g.
    Good going, shitfa….

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Yugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  17. cohenite

    Venus’s problem isn’t the greenhouse effect so much as a lack of a big moon, being too close to the Sun and having no magnetic field.

    K.S. Robinson’s novel 2312 looks at terraforming Venus. NASA scientist Geoffrey A. Landis has also proposed cities stationed in Venus’s atmosphere which approximates Earth’s temperature and pressure. But to really do a job on Venus would require a Ringworld effort.

  18. Tom

    Hay Stockard, I think you’ll find that Armadillo makes shit up, including imagined comments from our Doomlord about the smiting of trolls.

  19. cohenite

    Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

    It doesn’t spin very fast head prefect. Your magnetic field would be as big.

  20. struth

    Thanks Sinc, I was just in the process of tearing Rae a new rectum, and I’ve spent the last 15 minutes spacing words and changing things about for no gain.
    I realise I am not allowed to say B-a-l-l while others are, I changed n-I-g-g-l-e.

    Struth!!

  21. John Constantine

    Wall phones are being pulled out all over the country because of harassment from thieves.

    Be a big political win for the side that undertakes a royal commission into the over the phone criminal cartels.

    Even if nothing is done, lot of votes in the issue.

  22. JC

    Mensa membership is falling.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/mensas-debate-deep-thinking-or-games-and-drinking-11546387272

    Why? Perhaps it’s something to do with this.

    “Still, around 60% of the time, they talk board games,” he said. “You can’t get away from that.”

  23. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Raecist.
    B B makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another r a c e is pathetic, which as an abor iginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to n i -g- g-le away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a b-o-o-n-g.
    Good going, shitfabrains.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Y-ugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  24. struth

    I’ll try and spell it out for you Rae–c-ist.
    B B makes the obvious point that white lefties who call themselves another r a c e is pathetic, which as an abor iginal Australian he is sick of, and finds offensive.
    You trying to n i -g- g-le away, knowing in no way shape or form can you justify it, but on this very disgusting issue, you still won’t condemn it, and call him a b-o-o-n-g.
    Good going, shitfabrains.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the best you’ll find at those things.
    Y-ugely good.
    You won’t find better.

    I learn from Trump

  25. JC

    Shut up Cronkite. I didn’t ask you. Stick to land transfers.

  26. stackja

    Fog and holiday crowds cause chaos at Sydney Airport
    Henry Lynch, The Daily Telegraph
    5 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Thousands of frustrated travellers have spilled out of Sydney Airport and onto the footpath after low-lying fog and bumper crowds delayed flights this morning.

    Passengers filled the Virgin Australia domestic terminal just after 7am, as Sydneysiders attempted to embark on summer holidays.

    But a combination of fog and major crowds meant that angry passengers were left crammed in the terminal after multiple flights were either delayed or cancelled.

  27. H B Bear

    Why do people live in Sydney?

  28. Confused Old Misfit

    Fog and holiday crowds cause chaos at Sydney Airport

    They’re moving now.
    VFR @ YSSY
    Vis >10nm

  29. C.L.

    It certainly does.

    ALP’s record on women ‘speaks for itself’

    Female Labor MPs reject Liberal Senator Linda Reynold’s suggestion that quotas are simply “a quick fix’’.

    Gillard, Plibersek, Macklin, Bligh, Lawrence, Kirner, Palaszczuk …

  30. Oh come on

    Another member is added to Trump’s Fired Like A Dog annals:

    ’General’ McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama. Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!

    Hahahahaha

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    Because no continents?

    Snoopy – Lack of water. If there was enough water plate tectonics would get going, and continents would be formed from the bits which don’t sink. I think Venus didn’t have much water to begin with because of a lower amount of volatiles closer to the Sun in the planetary disk.

    It’d be easier to terraform Mars than Venus, because you just have to add volatiles to Mars. Lots of Kuiper Belt snowballs just need the right nudge. Taking volatiles away from Venus is going to be much harder.

    Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

    JC – I don’t know why Venus doesn’t spin much. Mercury also doesn’t spin much, being locked in a resonance with the Sun, and has a weak magnetic field . Maybe being closer to the Sun is the problem, or maybe Venus just didn’t get the glancing blow that Earth did when the Moon was formed.

  32. feelthebern

    I mentioned the article over the holidays.
    I reckon there NY will be fine.
    I reckon anyone who worked in this timezone will be thrown under the bus.

  33. Oh come on

    Tell a dog it’s fired. It’ll probably go all mopey, flatten its ears and look unhappy. Like it does when you tell it it’s bath time.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Because no continents?

    Snoopy – Lack of water. If there was enough water plate tectonics would get going, and continents would be formed from the bits which don’t sink. I think Venus didn’t have much water to begin with because of a lower amount of volatiles closer to the Sun in the planetary disk.

    It’d be easier to terraform Mars than Venus, because you just have to add volatiles to Mars. Lots of Kuiper Belt snowb alls just need the right nudge. Taking volatiles away from Venus is going to be much harder.

    Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

    JC – I don’t know why Venus doesn’t spin much. Mercury also doesn’t spin much, being locked in a resonance with the Sun, and has a weak magnetic field. Maybe being closer to the Sun is the problem, or maybe Venus just didn’t get the glancing blow that Earth did when the Moon was formed.

  35. thefrollickingmole

    Not the most promising start to the new year.

    My new year business so far.

    A burned bum (kid) with a blister the size of the palm of my hand. (tourist)
    A snake bite requiring RFDS evacuation (tourist)
    A vehicle fire on site during nightshift (ours)

    Ok 2019, you can slow down a little now

  36. twostix

    “And people are cheering you and this just feels so good, and yet I never served any wars.”

    And we die of shame.

  37. Dr Faustus

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan told an audience in Shenzhen that the simmering dispute over the East and South China Seas could be decisively ended by sinking two US aircraft carriers.

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan is an academic and Communist Party polemicist, an honorary rather than an active service admiral. He was an early booster of the South China Sea fortification policy.

    Hard to see any strategic value in committing the PLA to a hot war to protect a string of immobile ‘aircraft carriers’ which one would expect to be rendered inoperable early in any conflict with the US.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    Why do people live in Sydney?

    Have no idea.

    Unless you had at least $10mn or were very serious about sodomy, it holds zero attraction.

  39. thefrollickingmole

    Dr Faustus

    The amazing thing is the Chinese strategy of fortifying islands with the intent of making any war with them extremely costly (in naval terms) is straight out of the Japanese WW2 handbook.

    The Jap strategy wasnt too bad, but the never got 1/2 way as fortified as they intended before the yanks bounced back.

  40. John Constantine

    Their abc rural country hour wymynsys vegynsys stalinists thundering about bugeaters from their billion dollar bully pulpit.

    The future of your rations is mould and maggots, mulched up into munchies.

    Forming a compliant queue to be served our rations of fungus and insect larvae to save the planet Is Our Strength.

  41. Rae

    I won’t be told what to say or think Rae by you or anyone else. We are apparently supposed to think a certain way by you and your ilk. I don’t subscribe to your theory. That is all.

    There you go, in over your head again. Is that a low IQ thing? Those anti-indigenous Cats I referred to would say so. Pretty sure I don’t have an “ilk”. And I have propounded no theory, none at all, to anyone. Just pointed out some DNA facts to another commenter, and responded to your uninvited racist comments. You should try talking to someone else. Or take up dot painting.

  42. Marty

    I thought that everyone knew that Venus is inhabited by the Treens.

  43. C.L.

    So much worse than the horrors of being a “teen” in the 1930s and 40s – or the 1430s and 40s …

    Bo Burnham’s debut film Eighth Grade chronicles the low-key horrors of being a teen of the iGeneration.

  44. Old School Conservative

    One day I’m being threatened on the Cat with death for being a boomer, and today I’m accused of being a sodomite by IT.

    It’s just as well I’ve got thick skin and a boomer’s sense of humour.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s just as well I’ve got thick skin and a boomer’s sense of humour.

    I didn’t realize that baby boomers were such an incredibly privileged generation until I came to this site.

  46. Black Ball

    Liverpool away to Manchester City. Seen too much failure before but going to say if the Reds win this match, the title will be heading to Anfield.

  47. thefrollickingmole

    One day I’m being threatened on the Cat with death for being a boomer, and today I’m accused of being a sodomite by IT.

    Lets split the difference, death by sodomy.

  48. P

    Cops grieve Krispy Kreme doughnuts lost in NYE truck fire: ‘No words’

    We feel your loss. We donut know what else to say.

  49. bespoke

    Black Ball
    #2896955, posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:41 am
    I won’t be told what to say or think Rae by you or anyone else. We are apparently supposed to think a certain way by you and your ilk. I don’t subscribe to your theory. That is all.

    Looks like you did us all a favour by exposing another creepy Rae’s skins to the light.

  50. Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

    My bet is that Venus doen’t have a rotating molten iron core.

  51. Tel

    I blame the Boomers for “Red” Whitlam, Mal “Adept” Fraser, and the Hawke/Keating years.

    John Howard was a collective national brain fart.

    My generation should own up to “Red” Gillard, the Milky Bar Kid and the entertaining self-immolation of the Liberal Party. At least our lot put on a good show.

  52. bespoke

    struth
    #2896913, posted on January 2, 2019 at 10:53 am

    That about all we can do until someone smarter comes up with a detailed plan to restructure the education system.

  53. bespoke

    Mark A
    #2896844, posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:59 am
    bespoke
    #2896841, posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:39 am
    Myrddin Seren
    #2896740, posted on January 1, 2019 at 11:22 pm
    At this moment, there is a sweating, angry, determined Kiwi machinist, maths teacher and combat infantryman furiously driving an antique automobile at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.
    The Model A Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h).

    We are talking about an Arky creation and even then I recon MS was being charitable.

  54. The amazing thing is the Chinese strategy of fortifying islands with the intent of making any war with them extremely costly (in naval terms) is straight out of the Japanese WW2 handbook.

    Like most castles or outposts, they don’t go real well once you manage to cut off the tucker supply.

  55. At this moment, there is a sweating, angry, determined Kiwi machinist, maths teacher and combat infantryman furiously driving an antique automobile at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.

    Arma should be able to identify the foe when it draws up in front of his house.

  56. Peter Campion

    Fakenews Cyclone Penny already has a Wikipedia entry.

    Category one cyclones have sustained winds of 63 to 88km/h, with gusts 91 to 125km/h.

    BoM’s official data log for Weipa shows “TC Penny” had maximum sustained winds of 43km/h, with gusts to 76km/h.

    Queensland’s “second cyclone for the season”.

    Royal Commission now!

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Officials ‘carefully considered’ Neil Prakash foreign citizenship
    There is some dispute over whether Neil Prakash has Fijian citizenship.

    Mark Schliebs
    Reporter
    @mark_schliebs
    An hour ago January 2, 2019
    3 Comments

    Senior officials from security agencies and government departments carefully considered whether Neil Prakash was a foreign national prior to the stripping of terrorist recruiter’s Australian citizenship.

    Speaking out after Fiji’s top immigration official said Islamic State recruiter Neil Prakash is not a citizen the country, Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton also said the government had been in “close contact” with Fiji since the citizenship-stripping decision was made.

    “Mr Prakash’s case was brought to my attention after careful consideration by the Citizenship Loss Board that Mr Prakash’s Australian citizenship had ceased by virtue of his actions in fighting for Islamic State from May 2016,” Mr Dutton said in a statement.

    “Neither the Citizenship Loss Board nor I make decisions on whether an individual ceases to be an Australian citizen, as the provisions operate automatically by virtue of a person’s conduct. The Government has been in close contact with the Government of Fiji since Mr Prakash was determined to have lost his citizenship.

    “Australia will continue our close co-operation with Fiji on this issue and the many other areas of mutual interest.

    From the Oz.

  58. Stimpson J. Cat

    furiously driving

    Ahem.

    “furiously pushing”.

  59. P

    He can’t even wait till Thursday –

    Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.

  60. RobK

    Arma should be able to identify the foe when it draws up in front of his house
    He should get some warning at about part5 of “my trip to the countryside” video, as a progress report.

  61. At this moment, there is a sweating, angry, determined Kiwi machinist, maths teacher and combat infantryman furiously driving an antique automobile at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.

    putt… putt… putt… putt…. putt.. cough… backfire… putt…. putt…. putt…. putt…. (slight uphill grade)… pip………… ….. pip………….. pip………. ….. pip…….. ……….. ……….. ……….. pip…….. ………… ……….. …….. pip………. …….. ……….. …….. pip…………….. …………. …….. pip…………………… (crests 3% uphill grade of 3 metres total height)… putt…. putt…. putt…putt…putt…putt..BANG!…. putt….putt…. putt…. putt… putt. (transmission whine now takes over and motor cannot be heard)….. nyirrrrrrrrrrrrr… nyirrrrrrrr.. nyirrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…………..

  62. Makka

    AUD just took out its 2018 low on the first trading day of 2019 . Not a good look.

  63. struth

    BB was offended by the n I g g ling smarmy behaviour of Rae when insisting on side tracking an issue involving the blatant disgusting behaviour of Pocohonky and how it’s quite insulting for an aboriginal person to be dealing with these types
    The Indians don’t want to own pocohonky.
    But typical rae style, he’ll [email protected]#$&*ggle away and when someone calls him out will chuck a r
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    tirade.

    (how did I go there, with my more simplified, nicer version?)

  64. mh

    Out goes Mormon Jeff Fake, in comes Mormon for Utah Mitt Romney.

    Both total shitheads.

  65. Snoopy

    BoM’s official data log for Weipa shows “TC Penny” had maximum sustained winds of 43km/h, with gusts to 76km/h.

    Cyclone denier! BOM’s predictions were consistent with a Cat 1 cyclone. What does it take to satisfy you FFS?

  66. struth

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    I’m the very best at these things.
    You find better.
    (I learn from Trump)
    Especially the drinking part.
    I don’t even have a hangover this morning.
    And I should have.
    Best check my pulse.
    No best not.

  67. Tel

    Like most castles or outposts, they don’t go real well once you manage to cut off the tucker supply.

    In modern day that’s way too slow … this isn’t the Middle Ages.

    A Brahmos missile pops out of the ocean, skims the surface for 100 miles and hits you at 3000 kph. Supposedly a Zircon missile comes at you more than twice as fast. Coral isn’t all that strong, and on an island everyone knows where you are … can’t hide or move out the way or nothing.

    Those little reef bases serve no defensive purpose whatsoever. They represent only an ambit claim to extend China’s territory and intimidate commercial shipping.

  68. RobK

    To be fair, the model A is a little over one tonne in weight and has a 200 cubic inch, side valve power pack that can easily spin to 2785 rpm to hit 65mph, punching out…..40bhp. Still, it would be fun.

  69. Coral isn’t all that strong, and on an island everyone knows where you are … can’t hide or move out the way or nothing.

    Call me Nostradamus if you like, coz I’ll warrant the coordinates of each one of those coral castles is meticulously locked & loaded into a target menu.

  70. struth

    pack that can easily spin to 2785 rpm to hit 65mph

    That’ll get you a speeding fine in most of Australia.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

    My bet is that Venus doen’t have a rotating molten iron core.

    No.
    You’re thinking of Serena, not Venus.

  72. To be fair, the model A is a little over one tonne in weight and has a 200 cubic inch, side valve power pack that can easily spin to 2785 rpm to hit 65mph, punching out…..40bhp. Still, it would be fun.

    Could be fun if he decides to speed things up a bit by knocking her into angel gear at the top of what transpires to be one of those never-ending New England downhill slopes.

  73. Black Ball

    Never mind struth. That time of year to rate the tennis beauties. Maria Kirilenko for mine, but Amanda Coetzer was a stunner too.
    https://m.ranker.com/list/hottest-girls-in-tennis/sportsyeah?var=3&utm_expid=16418821-424.rYNi5-_cTHuEUfUhdsjseg.2&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

  74. Rae

    So much effort for such a pathetic show, struth. I repeat, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    Maybe you could join the other racist in dot painting classes. Or cooking, in a pot, with fire. That was a hot topic among you anti-indigenous Cats only a few days ago. And your professed Abo* friend didn’t say a word about it.

    [* His name might not mean he’s indigenous. Maybe he’s just another WA Pom who doesn’t bathe often enough.]

  75. DrBeauGan

    [Sinc: Any armadillos taking the name of the Doomlord in vain may find themselves on the wrong side of a smoting. ]

  76. thefrollickingmole

    A good little bit over at taki.
    This made me laugh.

    Today, the average “progressive” is likely to shut down any discussion of Reagan with an impassioned cry of “Gay people died!” That’s quite literally become the epitaph the left has chiseled upon his tombstone. “Gay people died because Reagan refused to publicly say the word ‘AIDS’ as the disease first began to spread.” Because of course in the early ’80s there were thousands of American gays who were like, “Oh my gawd, even though every newspaper and TV network in the country is telling me to beware of AIDS, I’m gonna keep probing anuses with my dirlywanger like a workaholic proctologist until I hear the president whose policies I despise speak the name of the disease at a press conference.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/the-genocidal-fountain-of-beverly-hills/

  77. jupes

    I blame the Boomers for “Red” Whitlam,

    Not sure that they comprised the majority of the electorate when Whitlam was elected. The oldest Boomer was only 26 at the time.

  78. Boambee John

    Black Ball
    #2896768, posted on January 1, 2019 at 11:55 pm
    Raecist

    Beautifully phrased!

  79. FMD! Banned from FB again.
    I made a comment under that video Steve Kates posted a few days ago, of the tranny going beserk at a shop assistant.

    In my “offensive comment” the tranny was referred to as a “Tranny”.

    Now I gotta create another ID, all over again. * sigh *

  80. cohenite

    incoherent rambler

    #2897002, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Is it known why Venus has no magnetic field?

    My bet is that Venus doen’t have a rotating molten iron core.

    The interior of Venus is molten; one theory says the lack of tectonic plates results in Venus periodically turning itself inside out every few million years. Venus rotates once every 243 days, the slowest by far of the major planets; and while Venus has a molten core, like the exterior, it is barely moving; for a body to have a magnetic field it needs to be spinning rapidly and have a hot guts; like head prefect.

  81. thefrollickingmole

    Coral isn’t all that strong, and on an island everyone knows where you are … can’t hide or move out the way or nothing.

    Missiles work both ways, and its a cheap option compared to running a fleet.
    And yes, Im absolutely sure every pimple & bump on those places are pre targeted.

    The jap strategy was to take & fortify then bleed the Allies until they could negotiate a favorable outcome.
    Doesnt mean it would have worked, especially as their transport shipping was decimated.

  82. struth

    So much effort for such a pathetic show, struth. I repeat, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

    Maybe you could join the other racist in dot painting classes. Or cooking, in a pot, with fire. That was a hot topic among you anti-indigenous Cats only a few days ago. And your professed Abo* friend didn’t say a word about it.

    [* His name might not mean he’s indigenous. Maybe he’s just another WA Pom who doesn’t bathe often enough.]

    So much bitterness and hate!?
    Tisk tisk, you’re throwing shit like a caged monkey, at all and sundry.
    And none of it is sticking, which gets you so peeved, you get worse.

    Luckily, being a shitfabrains , you shouldn’t run out anytime soon.
    My “Abo friend” as you call him. has a mind of his own and realises the truth in what is said here.
    He may agree or disagree.
    This may not suit your narrative, or the way you like to think “they’re all the same” but that’s the real world for you.
    People being individuals all over the place.
    Most annoying to leftists.

  83. bespoke

    DrBeauGan
    #2897030, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm
    [Sinc: Any armadillos taking the name of the Doomlord in vain may find themselves on the wrong side of a smoting. ]

    Tempting!!

  84. struth

    Forget about facebook.
    I got on for the once a year thankyou for the birthday wishes, wish everyone a happy New Year and reminded everyone I don’t do facebook, Mrs Struth does it for the both of us.

  85. Forget about facebook.

    I don’t have much choice about that.

  86. struth

    I don’t have much choice about that.

    Couldn’t be a better reason, then.

  87. P

    struth
    #2896913, posted on January 2, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Doc Evatt’s legacy.
    Another unelected socialist.
    This is where our fight should really be fought.

    I may have misread your comment as referring to Doc Evatt as unelected. He was indeed a socialist.

  88. Dr Faustus

    The amazing thing is the Chinese strategy of fortifying islands with the intent of making any war with them extremely costly (in naval terms) is straight out of the Japanese WW2 handbook.

    I’m very far from military, but fortified islands appear to have little value against an opponent who can instantly dial-up submarine-launched cruise/ballistic missiles capable of denying use as an airstrip, or flattening the place altogether, as needed.

    The whole Chinese island building strategy in the South China Sea seems aimed at leveraging CNOOC into gas/oil exploration in waters claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam. And there, the Chinese exploration approach appears half-arsed and technically/economically very risky.

    Hard to see a series of complex frontier oil plays brought to life with Admiral Luo in the background screaming Death to Imperialists.

  89. Tel

    The oldest Boomer was only 26 at the time.

    The sort of age someone might allow their vote to be purchased in return for … ohhh … a free university education for example. Hold on a moment, that’s what Whitlam was offering them. Huh!

  90. struth

    I may have misread your comment as referring to Doc Evatt as unelected. He was indeed a socialist.

    No Australian has a say in electing UN Leaders.
    It’s done amongst their own bureaucracy.
    He was an elected Labor party guy, but I’m talking about his UN position.
    And any and all of them.

  91. jupes

    The sort of age someone might allow their vote to be purchased in return for … ohhh … a free university education for example. Hold on a moment, that’s what Whitlam was offering them. Huh!

    Sure. Most likely most boomers voted for him but their non-boomer parents are more culpable.

  92. Top Ender

    Phoenix and eight degrees at the airport.

    The city has cleverly ruled that cars don’t have front number plates so how can you tell which Uber is yours? They might say what sort of car but small urban movers look the same…

  93. thefrollickingmole

    Dr Faustus

    There can be a number of smaller wars with the countries you mention where the islands would become extremely useful.

    There is the pure cheapness of the thing as well, if all them manage is to soak up their own weight in explosives then they have been useful anyway.

  94. Fleeced

    @MittRomney’s “character”:

    2012: Seeks @realDonaldTrump’s endorsement, gets it.
    2016 (Mar.): Trashes Trump.
    2016 (Nov.): Crawls to Trump, asks to be Sec’y of State.
    2018: Seeks Trump’s backing for Senate, gets it.
    2019: Trashes Trump in @washingtonpost.

    Via: https://twitter.com/joelpollak/status/1080285828016795650

  95. Tel

    https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/whitlamites-impressions-of-a-1972-novice-voter-20021203-gdg2nk.html

    In 1972, as an active founding member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby and a new mother I cast my first vote in a federal election. Along with many of my generation, I voted for the Whitlam government.

    Like many of the women pressing to improve the status of women in Australia, I was sceptical that a Whitlam Labor government would make much difference. Indeed, it seemed to me – and many others – that only a fundamental change in our society would ensure equality.

    Born in 1948, Boomer voter, Whitlam supporter, free stuff, eqwality.

    Members of the jury, the Prosecution has nothing more to say, this case has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt.

  96. Miltonf

    Romney Flake and Reid are despicable

  97. Infidel Tiger

    ONJ has weeks to live.

  98. Infidel Tiger

    Romney Flake and Reid are despicable

    Mike Lee OTOH is superb.

  99. calli

    Poor lady. She’s had a long, hard battle.

  100. Dr Faustus

    There can be a number of smaller wars with the countries you mention where the islands would become extremely useful.

    I think I was agreeing with you.

    The intimidation effect already has both Vietnam and the Philippines trying to find a way to cooperate with China, and bring in a technically capable partner, and not give away territorial claims.

  101. eam

    jupes @ 1.43pm

    Boomers also had to be at least 21 to vote in that election, so a lot of blame is being put on a 5 year age group.

  102. JC

    Did they ever find her boyfriend. I always thought it was staged.

  103. mh

    @MittRomney’s “character”:

    2012: Seeks @realDonaldTrump’s endorsement, gets it.
    2016 (Mar.): Trashes Trump.
    2016 (Nov.): Crawls to Trump, asks to be Sec’y of State.
    2018: Seeks Trump’s backing for Senate, gets it.
    2019: Trashes Trump in @washingtonpost.

    The voters of Utah new Romney’s character and said he’s our guy.

  104. eam

    Thanks JC, I was trying to work out who ONJ was.

  105. jupes

    Prosecution:

    Members of the jury, the Prosecution has nothing more to say, this case has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt.

    Jury: Yeah nah.

    Defence:

    Boomers also had to be at least 21 to vote in that election, so a lot of blame is being put on a 5 year age group.

    Jury: Not guilty!

  106. Michael Lewis

    I picked up yesterday from my local supermarket, their “Yours Free” magazine. It’s a breezy book – a mixture of pretty pictures of food, menus and lovely advertisements. The first page has an ad for “snack packs”, labelled “treat yourself to the little things” where an example pack is labelled “5 Generous packs in every multipack” The definition of generous in this add is 28 grams. It reminded me of the old unethical ads for a “full pound”. Further in the magazine, there is an ad for “Italy’s No1 Fresh Pasta and Fresh Sauce”. How can a pre-packed, pre-manufactured pasta and sauce be labelled as fresh? Further on there is an ad for “Naturally Wood-Smoked” sardines – as opposed to un-naturally? The last one, before I gave up, was an ad for dairy free cheese. Big label of CHEDDAR then faint and small, FLAVOUR. Instead of discussing the subterfuge exposed in one give-away magazine, here, I should direct my comments to the relevant Dept of XXX?

  107. calli

    Here’s a bit of fun from the lovely Olivia.

  108. calli

    Boomers also had to be at least 21 to vote in that election, so a lot of blame is being put on a 5 year age group.

    Yep. I wonder if it was aspirational parents who were the culprits in Tel’s little scenario. Most degrees were well and truly conferred by age 21.

    Who needs to tout around for traineerships and cadetships and Commonwealth scholarships when our kids can have it for freeeeeee!

  109. Infidel Tiger

    Did they ever find her boyfriend. I always thought it was staged.

    She’s had a very odd love life.

    Her kid is very weird too.

  110. old bloke

    Black Ball
    #2897028, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Never mind struth. That time of year to rate the tennis beauties. Maria Kirilenko for mine, but Amanda Coetzer was a stunner too.

    Nah, try Elizabeth Anne Holland.

  111. calli

    The detectives at No Idea found him.

  112. RobK

    Nah, try Elizabeth Anne Holland.
    Never mind the tennis.

  113. Nick

    She’s had a very odd love life.

    I wonder if the losing her virginity to Ian Turpie story will get a run?

  114. calli

    Her bazookas will be knee warmers if she doesn’t get a better bra.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    Nah, try Elizabeth Anne Holland.

    She missed every single shot.

  116. H B Bear

    I wonder if the losing her virginity to Ian Turpie story will get a run?

    I’d be taking that one to the grave if it was me.

  117. Fleeced

    Mike Lee OTOH is superb.

    Isn’t he the loser he said that Trump should step down as candidate in October 2016 – effectively giving Hillary a victory? Why, yes. Yes he is.

  118. Infidel Tiger

    Isn’t he the loser he said that Trump should step down as candidate in October 2016 – effectively giving Hillary a victory? Why, yes. Yes he is.

    Now he’s Captain of the Trump Train!

  119. Gab

    Her bazookas will be knee warmers if she doesn’t get a better bra.

    Love it!

    What Grammy Calli Taught Me. #upcomingbookdeal

  120. RobK

    She missed every single shot.
    Oh.

  121. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Liz
    Is there a smidgen of a possibility the dude was politely- if politically incorrect- signaling he thought you were talking nonsense?

    Nope. Not the slightest possibility. He was just a wimpy academic on the make. Plenty of those.
    My legs were worth it. Devoted to Lefty at the time though.
    Youse can all make up your own mind about my brain.
    Seems as if JC has done so already, but no matter.
    I am very forgiving to old guys with ironed jeans and tasseled loafers. 😀

  122. Tel

    We’ve had our best detectives on this one, working with forensic precision. I will now reveal to you the precise time and place that the train left the rails and Western culture lost the plot. Ahem *taps whiteboard* pay attention.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_generation

    Health and exercise fads, New Age spirituality such as Scientology, discos and hot tub parties, self-help programs such as EST (Erhard Seminars Training), and the growth of the self-help book industry became identified with the baby boomers during 1970s. Human potential, emotional honesty, “finding yourself’, and new therapies became hallmarks of the culture. The marketing of lifestyle products, eagerly consumed by baby boomers with disposable income during the 1970s, became an inescapable part of the culture.

    That place is Australia, the year was 1972, and it war da Boomers wot done it.

  123. Top Ender

    Olivia Neutron-Bomb still does it for me.

    Anyone have her address?

  124. RobK

    That place is Australia, the year was 1972, and it war da Boomers wot done it.
    Im still trying to count the tennis shots missed.

  125. Rockdoctor

    Makka
    #2897016, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    AUD just took out its 2018 low on the first trading day of 2019 . Not a good look.

    Yup SGD was almost at parity. Last time I spent any period of time there was AUD1=SGD1.2. Lucky my knowledge of Singapore paid off as there is still cheap food & drink if you know where to find it…

  126. bespoke

    I am very forgiving to old guys with ironed jeans and tasseled loafers. 😀

    Give up while have some dignity left JC.

  127. Confused Old Misfit

    AUD just took out its 2018 low on the first trading day of 2019 . Not a good look.

    AUD dropping or the USD rising?
    Relatively speaking.

  128. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2897072, posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    Nah, try Elizabeth Anne Holland.

    She missed every single shot.

    IT’s sex change operation has been a success.

  129. BoN;

    It’d be easier to terraform Mars than Venus, because you just have to add volatiles to Mars. Lots of Kuiper Belt snowb alls just need the right nudge. Taking volatiles away from Venus is going to be much harder.

    I just hope they hit Mars with enough snowballs at the right angle so the annoying very slightly longer day gets shortened.

  130. Memoryvault

    She missed every single shot.

    She didn’t!
    Did she?
    Hang on, I’ll go back and check.
    Again.

  131. P

    That place is Australia, the year was 1972, and it war da Boomers wot done it.

    An 18 seat swing to Labor took place three years earlier in 1969 – Gorton and Whitlam.
    1972 it was McMahon and Whitlam. No contest.

  132. cohenite

    Canadian minister Catherine McKenna: “Climate Denial And Misogyny Seem To Go Together”.

    She has very nice tits.

  133. RobK

    Did she?
    Nah. She returned a couple early on. It seems she couldn’t get her costume right.

  134. Old School Conservative

    Victor Davis Hansen cuts through.

    The reason a secure border wall has not been — and may not be — built is not apprehension that it would not work, but rather real fear that it would work only too well.

  135. Memoryvault

    An 18 seat swing to Labor took place three years earlier in 1969 – Gorton and Whitlam. 1972 it was McMahon and Whitlam. No contest.

    Afternoon, Mrs P.

    You are, of course, quite right.
    The Liberals degenerated into factional infighting virtually the day Menzies resigned (1966?)
    The end result was inevitable.
    Pretty-much like today, in fact.

  136. OldOzzie

    Rockdoctor
    #2897082, posted on January 2, 2019 at 3:16 pm
    Makka
    #2897016, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    AUD just took out its 2018 low on the first trading day of 2019 . Not a good look.

    Yup SGD was almost at parity. Last time I spent any period of time there was AUD1=SGD1.2. Lucky my knowledge of Singapore paid off as there is still cheap food & drink if you know where to find it…

    try

    Changi Sailing Club Coachman Inn Restaurant – Local Menu
    or

    Western Menuhttps://www.coachmaninnrestaurant.com/westernmenu

  137. old bloke

    Canadian minister Catherine McKenna: “Climate Denial And Misogyny Seem To Go Together”.

    So, Jo Nova is a misogynist?

  138. Oh come on

    I think the following gives some insight into why m0nty thinks what he thinks:

    Predictions: Trump goes, unexpected candidate emerges in 2019

    These predictions appear to be offered by some NeverTrumper podcaster. It starts with

    1. Donald J. Trump’s presidency will not survive 2019;

    and includes

    13. Mueller will shock everyone with what he has discovered, and the result will be much worse for Trump than anyone has anticipated;

    And

    20. This [withdraw from SK – prediction number 19] is exactly what North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and China and Russia want us to do;

    Ummm that’s not a prediction.

    21. Trump tried this last spring but Mattis and former chief of staff John Kelly talked him out of it; now, neither man remains to stop him;

    And neither is that. Anyway, it’s wacky, wacky stuff.

  139. min

    If the wall works well all those lefty actors etc would have no one to do the garden,clean houses, baby sit etc. How on earth could they manage their lives?

  140. P

    You are, of course, quite right.

    Thanks MV. I lived through it all as a voter. I was 32yrs with three young kids when the ’72 election was held.
    I remember well the Musicians’ Christmas Party at Concord Park just before the election. I think at that stage the Musicians Union had combined with some other entertainers union, anyway there were so many celebrities there, radio, TV and stage, and Labor was the flavour of the day. Someone pushed into my hands a box of “It’s Time” badges so I gave them to the five year old and two and a half year old to hand out among the crowd.
    The daughter was in the stroller. My husband nearly died when he saw what they were doing. They enjoyed themselves. Both boys today are staunch conservatives (like their father who was born a conservative).

  141. Boambee John

    Roger at 1052

    The Left are now the war mongers.

    They always were.

  142. OldOzzie

    Iran: The Shah Was Never This Crazy

    December 28, 2018: Inside Iran, the main concerns are the economy and how the government has mismanaged it. In the last year, there have been a growing number of anti-government protests. Most are by Iranians suffering economically and the increasingly obvious government corruption. The government response has been to set up a special anti-corruption court and trying obvious cases of corruption, but only non-government corruption. The most flagrant and hated corruption is found among the families of the senior clergy (who run the country) and the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) which protects the ruling clerics from the wrath of the Iranian people. Despite that, the anti-corruption court is finding and prosecuting some major offenders. Over thirty have been sentenced to long prison terms and so far at least three have been executed.

    Despite the highly publicized anti-corruption effort the number of Iranians living in poverty (barely making it) has more than doubled (to about twenty percent) in the last year. In addition, most Iranians have suffered reduced income and living standards. The government has lost over half its normal revenue sources in the last year, a fact that appeared briefly on government websites before being removed without comment. The 2019 government budget is supposed to be $47 billion but that is seen as optimistic if only because the Iranian currency has lost half its value (against the dollar, the benchmark for buying imported necessities). While the military boasts of its $7 billion military budget (compared to $20 billion for Israel, $7.2 billion for Iraq, $8 billion for Pakistan, $15 billion for the UAE and $30 billion for Saudi Arabia), a year ago the military was expecting to get $10 billion.

    Here’s where mismanagement comes in. The government admits that only about a third of the defense budget goes to improving Iranian defenses the rest goes to secret projects, like supporting wars in Syria and Yemen as well as forces in Iraq and Lebanon. It is obvious that the Iranian military gets little money because the navy is practically non-existent and the air force is an antique show.

    The rest is an interesting read

  143. H B Bear

    Victor Davis Hansen cuts through.

    The reason a secure border wall has not been — and may not be — built is not apprehension that it would not work, but rather real fear that it would work only too well.

    Exactly what Gillard and her hand chosen “experts” were saying about boat turnbacks.

  144. Old Bloke:

    Hippity hop,
    Hippity hop,
    Jump like a bunny,
    your boobies will flop.

  145. Muddy

    thefrollickingmole
    #2897036, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    The jap strategy was to take & fortify then bleed the Allies until they could negotiate a favorable outcome.

    Aside from desiring a cataclysmic naval battle where the Japanese would wipe out the whole of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (the major units anyway), the only other strategy of their war was to ‘grab as many resources as we can.’ Beyond that, there was no deep thinking.

  146. Tel

    Despite the highly publicized anti-corruption effort the number of Iranians living in poverty (barely making it) has more than doubled (to about twenty percent) in the last year. In addition, most Iranians have suffered reduced income and living standards. The government has lost over half its normal revenue sources in the last year, a fact that appeared briefly on government websites before being removed without comment.

    That’s not exactly the effect of mismanagement, or at least no more than standard mismanagement for that part of the world. US sanctions do have some bite to them if you are a smallish country and your only export products are oil and small missiles.

    The government admits that only about a third of the defense budget goes to improving Iranian defenses the rest goes to secret projects, like supporting wars in Syria and Yemen as well as forces in Iraq and Lebanon.

    So how do you think the Pentagon operates?

    They just finished an audit and no one had any idea where the money went (or at least, no one had the courage to talk to the auditors).

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    13. Mueller will shock everyone with what he has discovered, and the result will be much worse for Trump than anyone has anticipated;

    Seems unlikely since the Wussians that Mueller is sleuthing after have turned out to be Democrats.

    The Only Meddling “Russian Bots” Were Actually Democrat-Led “Experts” (1 Jan)

    I wonder if these people will ever be held to account?

  148. JC

    The Aussie is falling against major currencies , old Ozzie. Looks like currency market continues to discount the election to some much extent.

  149. OldOzzie

    This is why we need to start treating ageing as a disease

    The next medical frontier is extending the human lifespan. But changing the definition of ageing is still a huge obstacle

    In June 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases. It contained an important addition: “Code MG2A: Old age.”

    This tiny line of text could be one of the most important documents in human history, potentially leading to medicines designed to tackle the world’s most common ailment – ageing itself – and one that causes almost all others. It could lead to a new regulatory attitude to ageing (currently the United States Food and Drug Administration does not see ageing as a legitimate target for healthcare), and to doctors being able to prescribe medicines to slow the condition.

    Contrary to what most people think, there is no biological law that says we must age. Indeed, as ageing is the most significant risk factor for almost all diseases, the true promise of ageing research isn’t simply extending lifespan; it’s the obliteration of disease itself. And, while, in some cases, the processes for extending life are complicated, in many cases, as the metformin trial seeks to show, it may be as simple as repurposing medications that are already available, in some countries even over the counter.

    Changes to the definition of ageing and the rapid advances in this sector are challenging long-held beliefs. Most people are resistant to the idea of extending their years because their greatest fear is becoming frail and sick. But the technologies being developed now won’t just give us extra years of life, they will give us extra years of youth

  150. OldOzzie

    JC
    #2897108, posted on January 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm
    The Aussie is falling against major currencies , old Ozzie. Looks like currency market continues to discount the election to some much extent.

    JC,

    I have a smile on my face – good for SMSF

  151. JC

    That’s going to be a huge fight in healthcare, because anti aging will cost a fortune that at first only the 1% will be able to afford.

  152. OldOzzie

    In South Africa, ‘Decolonizing’ Mathematics\

    Recent student efforts to break free of the colonial dogma embedded in standard education there have now turned to math. Some academics are wary

    Exactly what decolonizing math would entail isn’t entirely clear: Curriculum revisions that promote non-Western contributions to the field, new teaching methods rooted in indigenous cultures, and greater openness to ideas outside the academic mainstream are all under discussion. Some want to go further, challenging the philosophical foundations of mathematics itself.

    That notion strikes many mathematicians as odd. After all, the patterns and equations that underpin our knowledge of the physical world would seem to have little to do with power dynamics. Math simply is.

    “It doesn’t inspire a lot in me,” Henri Laurie, a soft-spoken academic who has spent three decades teaching math at the University of Cape Town, says of efforts to decolonize math. “I can see that it has meaning in the creative arts and possibly even in history and law” but “when it comes to science and mathematics, we want to be part of the international community.”

    Unlike the arts and humanities, mathematics is generally understood to be universal and objective. Necessary truths are discovered through a process of logical deduction — with proofs as the cornerstones of the discipline. “What makes mathematics valuable, what makes it powerful, is that you can communicate mathematics without any change to a huge range of cultures,” says Laurie.

    He is among those who are concerned that the decolonization movement could disadvantage young South African mathematicians on the international stage if curricula were changed or alternative methodologies take hold. “We can’t cut ourselves [off] from mathematical developments in the rest of the world,” says Loyiso Nongxa, vice president of the International Mathematical Union, which promotes international cooperation among mathematicians. “Our intellectual project would be impoverished.”

  153. Tel

    The Aussie is falling against major currencies , old Ozzie. Looks like currency market continues to discount the election to some much extent.

    The RBA are afraid to raise Aussie interest rates … say what you like about Powell and his deadpan signalling but I predict there will be at least another two rate rises in the USA 2019 which is going to put us under a lot of pressure in terms of currency devaluation. When the ALP takes over, the RBA will be even more nervous to raise rates, being “independent” by which I mean not very.

  154. JC

    I’m not sure it is good. Nearly all my net worth is in the big buck and it’s done splendidly against the Aussie for the past 7 or so odd years. But I’m never going to repatriate those assets or make much change to the holdings, so what is my benefit? I would only care if I were to bring those assets home, but I’m not. The other issue is the import mix of goods and services you consume in Australia with a foreign component will end up costing more. Additionally most things you buy produced domestically that have a US dollar global price will also cost more. Petrol, bread, meat ……etc. We may need a weak dollar, but it’s not good for us in terms of purchasing power. The ideal is always, a strong economy, great terms of trade and a strong Aussie dollar. That’s the best mix for the average Australian.

  155. JC

    By net worth I mean outside of shelter.

  156. P

    That’s going to be a huge fight in healthcare, because anti aging will cost a fortune that at first only the 1% will be able to afford.

    It’s costing me a fortune already $233 a month for private health cover. I dare not at my age (I’ll be 79 in four weeks) change even though I am fortunate enough not to have to use it.

    Three score years and ten – everything else is a bonus. I’ve been realizing recently that aging is part of living and although not the most enjoyable part it’s good or maybe just O.K. Not sure.
    Many of my friends and acquaintances are no longer here, so it must be a plus, just being.

  157. Makka

    When the ALP takes over, the RBA will be even more nervous to raise rates, being “independent” by which I mean not very.

    Outside the USD and rates there, which are now largely already baked in, I suspect the economic situation in China and the growing unknowns there are weighing down the AUD. I don’t think the ALP Govt prospects factor heavily at all. Polls for the LNP have been crap forever so that is old news. China is the bigger issue for AUD these days.

    However, if the US does 3 rate rises well that’s a different kettle of fish..

  158. Infidel Tiger

    The ideal is always, a strong economy, great terms of trade and a strong Aussie dollar. That’s the best mix for the average Australian.

    0/3 ain’t bad.

    Suppose we can always import some more third worlders and build some dog boxes.

  159. JC

    Calendar years seem to figure prominently in people’s mindset. I don’t know why they do, but it does for certain things.
    So the two US rate raises – even though Powell has said there will be two more haven’t been discounted? China slow down also hasn’t figured?

  160. JC

    Artie

    We’ve always had dog boxes. The old workers cottages in the big inner cities now selling for a kings ransom were rat traps – worse than dog boxes.

  161. JC

    When the ALP takes over, the RBA will be even more nervous to raise rates, being “independent” by which I mean not very.

    The current RBA gov received his PhD under the Krugster. What does that tell you? The libs appointed the fucker.

  162. Memoryvault

    It’s costing me a fortune already $233 a month for private health cover. I dare not at my age (I’ll be 79 in four weeks) change even though I am fortunate enough not to have to use it.

    Mrs P, I do not know your full circumstances, but may I suggest you do a little research into what you do, and don’t qualify for with your private health insurance? You may be surprised at the results.

    I won’t wish you a happy birthday now, as I know we will both be here when you turn 79 years young in four weeks time.

  163. JC

    The safe cig, the safe that… always looking for that safe space, Cronkite. Live a little on the wild side, you ladyboy.

  164. OldOzzie

    Trump’s Historic Impact on Judiciary in 2018 Promises Even Greater Gains in 2019

    Trump’s Historic Impact on Judiciary in 2018 Promises Even Greater Gains in 2019

    President Donald Trump has had as much impact on the third branch of government in two years as most presidents have in two full terms, and the new Senate opens the door for the second half of his first term to be even more significant than the first half.

    The Senate in 2018 confirmed 67 federal judges to lifetime appointments: one Supreme Court justice, 18 judges to the U.S. courts of appeals, and 48 judges to the federal district courts (which is where trials are conducted).

    Combined with the 2017 number, this is a phenomenal total of 85 new federal judges: two Supreme Court justices, 30 appellate judges, and 53 trial judges. The total of 30 for the circuit courts of appeals breaks the previous all-time two-year record of 23, marking a historic achievement by President Trump and Senate Republicans.

    As a consequence, the new 53-47 Republican-controlled Senate should almost always be at worst 51-49 on originalist judges. Even when a surprise comes along that costs a vote – such as Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who somehow fell for left-wing attacks, opposing two well-respected judicial nominees because of long-discredited allegations of racial insensitivity that even the liberal American Bar Association (ABA) did not see as disqualifying – this new equation allows for Vice President Mike Pence to break 50-50 tie votes to confirm the president’s nominees.

    President Trump can now be even bolder on one of his strongest issues. In 2016, 48 percent of voters said judges were very important to their voting choice and an amazing 21 percent said it was their top issue. With almost 100 additional judicial vacancies to fill, the president can more than double his historic success thus far on that campaign promise, and over the next two years can give those voters something to mobilize for in 2020.

  165. JC

    Yep dog boxes, Artie.

    While global statistics on home size are difficult to come by, latest data indicates that Australian homes are the second biggest in the world, behind the US. The average new house built in the US last calendar year (latest available) was 245 square metres (m²), around 5 per cent bigger than in Australia.Nov 17, 2017

    I’m guessing compared to Buck palace, they are dog boxes.

  166. Dr Fred /Lenin

    The Chinese fortified islands wont have to be placed under seige,they have things these days called missiles fired from a great distance away and very accurate , they contain explosives which would blow the thing out of the water. This has echoes of the Great Wall of China and we all know how well that worked ,another case of the Maginot Syndrome . Bet the missiles are programmed to destroy them now.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    We’ve always had dog boxes. The old workers cottages in the big inner cities now selling for a kings ransom were rat traps – worse than dog boxes.

    I will guarantee that the dog boxes we are building these days are never worth more than the original sale price.

    There is a place for apartment living, but most of the shit we build is a disgrace that has defiled our cities and suburbs. If you live in an apartment that doesn’t have great amenity and a stupendous view then you are insane.

  168. Makka

    I already said 2 US rate rises have been baked in , old news ….

    Outside the USD and rates there, which are now largely already baked in,

    The unknown is what is happening inside China, that’s what is weighing on the AUD IMO. China’s economy and it’s metrics are toilet of disinformation and manipulation so trying to divine it’s real performance, especially when around 20% of it’s new build apartments stand empty and are increasingly not selling on top of it’s trade conflict with the US has to be causing serious bank and economic disruptions. How bad? The truth is largely unknown. But the Shanghai composite continue to paint an ugly picture.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/china/stock-market

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares blindsided by dismal China data

    SYDNEY, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Asian shares turned tail on the first trading day of the new year as more disappointing economic data from China darkened the mood and erased early gains in U.S. stock futures

    MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1.1 percent as a private survey showed China manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in 19 months.

    The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December fell to 49.7, from 50.2 in November, and followed a raft of soft trade data from the Asian region.

    The Shanghai blue chip index quickly shed 1 percent and South Korea fell 0.8 percent. Japan’s Nikkei was closed for a holiday.

    China , the great unknown with more blindsides to come.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    While global statistics on home size are difficult to come by, latest data indicates that Australian homes are the second biggest in the world, behind the US. The average new house built in the US last calendar year (latest available) was 245 square metres (m²), around 5 per cent bigger than in Australia.Nov 17, 2017

    Those stats are for houses JC, not the aerial slums that are the only thing allowed to be built these days.

    Melbourne used to be the world’s most beautiful city and now resembles the shitter in 4th class on a Chennai train.

  170. JC

    Artie

    I think you’re right, but for the reason you think. Apartment prices do go up in places like NYC because there simply is no more space to build new ones. It’s not the case in Oz.
    Apartments should only be valued on the lot size divided by the amount you own according to the ownership structure less depreciation of the building plus any building cost inflation. That’s the formula for figuring out apartment valuation.

  171. P

    MV I was with Manchester Unity since I started work at 15yrs of age. M.U.I.O.O.F is now H.C.F. and they have left me on “Top Cover” which has now been superceded by a higher cover.
    One of my sons advised me to look into it because he now is paying not much more for family cover with H.C.F.
    Because of my advancing age I am cautious of changing because I may not have the cover that I have presently under the old Manchester Unity scheme which was as I experienced throughout my lifetime most generous.
    Health Care Insurance is tricky.

  172. JC

    Yea, the China collapse. We’ve been waiting for that for 30 years.

  173. struth

    That place is Australia, the year was 1972, and it war da Boomers wot done it.

    You know, the sixties weren’t anything like you saw it in Austin Powers movies ……………………….

  174. JC

    Clearer

    Lot size apportioned

    Plus construction costs

    Plus building cost inflation

    Less building depreciation.

  175. cohenite

    Ed Berry is one of the smartest physicists going around; here is an exchange he had with some alarmist out of the Peter Glick camp who criticised Murray Salby who was hounded out of Australia for proving the increase in atmospheric CO2 was natural:

    https://edberry.com/blog/climate-authors/murry-salby/murry-salby-atmospheric-carbon-18-july-2016/

    Ed has updated this rebuttal of the foundation of alarmism but I find this 2016 effort more accessible. If CO2 increase is natural and not due to humans then it doesn’t matter if CO2 is the big bogeyman, which it isn’t in any case.

  176. jupes

    While global statistics on home size are difficult to come by, latest data indicates that Australian homes are the second biggest in the world, behind the US.

    Not so much back yards.

    New suburbs in Perth have the eaves a few centimeters in from the back fence. Kids don’t even get a tree to climb.

  177. None

    Peter C. Cyclone Penny is one that Tim Blair would enjoy I think.

  178. Makka

    China won’t collapse. But it won’t deliver either. That’s the problem and a big reason why AUD will suffer.

  179. P

    You know, the sixties weren’t anything like you saw it in Austin Powers movies ……………………….

    My eldest son was born near to the end of 1966. when I was 26yrs of age.

  180. Eyrie

    “The sort of age someone might allow their vote to be purchased in return for … ohhh … a free university education for example. Hold on a moment, that’s what Whitlam was offering them. Huh!”

    IIRC , if you had half a brain before Whitlam you could fairly easily get a Commonwealth Scholarship. Certainly when I was at UWA I knew of only one or two who weren’t there on a Commonwealth Scholarship or a cadetship with a government department. Got fees, some small allowance for living and books.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yay, sixty years as a socialist toilet!

    Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amid challenges and change

    Cuba, long a source of inspiration for leftist Latin American governments, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its revolution on Tuesday facing increasing isolation in a region dominated by a resurgent right.

    Ex-president Raul Castro lashed out at what he called a return by the United States government to “confrontation with Cuba” after restoration of diplomatic ties and a friendlier tone under the former administration of Barack Obama.

    Maybe Cuba will give BO a Hero of the Revolution medal after that bit of tonguebathing.

  182. Memoryvault

    Health Care Insurance is tricky.

    Mrs P,
    My comments were not about any particular health care insurance company, but whether ANY such cover is actually likely to be of any benefit to you at all these days. As I said, I do not know your particular circumstances, but you just may be surprised at the results of such an investigation.

    And not pleasantly.

  183. Memoryvault

    IIRC , if you had half a brain before Whitlam you could fairly easily get a Commonwealth Scholarship.

    You left out private cadetships. I started my engineering with a mechanical engineering firm in Osborne Park. I worked, initially as a draftsman, and went to uni two half days and one evening a week. I earned reasonable money, learned, and had fun. They paid my uni fees as well.

  184. JC

    You left out private cadetships. I started my engineering with a mechanical engineering firm in Osborne Park. I worked, initially as a draftsman, and went to uni two half days and one evening a week. I earned reasonable money, learned, and had fun. They paid my uni fees as well.

    Bored with it all I then started a newsletter and smoked tons on crack and I mean tons

  185. H B Bear

    Apartments can only ever show limited capital appreciation linked to construction costs and replacement value where land for development is not limited. Just had a look at Docklands apartments in Melbourne, which were reasonably upmarket developments, that suggests annual average growth of 1.03%.

    The only reason to live in an apartment in Oz is if you can’t afford a house where you want to live or are prepared to sacrifice capital gain for the convenience of not having a stand alone block.

  186. P

    MV, I am a RN from long ag0, but I experienced my husband die from cancer (took three and a half years) before he reached his 70th birthday, and I then appreciated the value of private health insurance.

    I am perhaps not one of the smart ones, as many I know including my own brother who opted out of Private a few years ago, who get everything for free and as I noticed recently appear to be better off relying only on Medicare.

    MV, it somehow goes against my grain.

  187. John Constantine

    The former political staffer, now a libby politician announced that banning duck hunting would re-establish the libby brand.
    In his maiden speech.

    “A PUSH within the Victorian Coalition to curb or ban duck shooting has been flagged by a freshly-elected Opposition MP.

    Brighton MP James Newbury used his maiden speech to criticise duck hunting, claiming it is a niche pastime without broad community support.

    However, new state Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien has distanced himself from the call, maintaining the bipartisan support for the practice in Spring St.

    “The protection of our natural environment must also extend to animal welfare,” Mr Newbury said in his first speech to state parliament.

    “For three months each year, duck hunters, who represent half of 1 per cent of Victorians, kill and bag up to 10 ducks per day. Though hunters are required to carry out ducks killed, hundreds of birds, including endangered species supposedly protected from being shot, are found dead during the season.”

    Mr Newbury narrowly fended off a Labor challenge in the once-safe Liberal constituency covering some of Melbourne’s most prosperous suburbs at the 2018 state election.

    The former political adviser said the stand against duck shooting would help re-establish the Coalition’s brand following the bruising loss to the Andrews Government.”

    Blowing from guns.

    Why can’t political staffers simply be blown from the guns?.

    Comrades?.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    The only reason to live in an apartment in Oz is if you can’t afford a house where you want to live or are prepared to sacrifice capital gain for the convenience of not having a stand alone block.

    Or if you like fine nosh and nice bars. It’s a lifestyle model which does have definite merits…

  189. OldOzzie

    JC
    #2897134, posted on January 2, 2019 at 4:56 pm
    Artie

    I think you’re right, but for the reason you think. Apartment prices do go up in places like NYC because there simply is no more space to build new ones. It’s not the case in Oz.

    Apartments should only be valued on the lot size divided by the amount you own according to the ownership structure less depreciation of the building plus any building cost inflation. That’s the formula for figuring out apartment valuation.

    Apartments should only be valued on the lot size divided by the amount you own according to the ownership structure

    That is effectively how Land Tax is Calculated in NSW based on UCV on Lot size – For Rental Income in NSW it is best to go for Apartments

    For Example a House on Ocean Road Palm Beach Sydney has a UCV of $4,310,000, which Land Tax for year is $60,852.00 if rented out

    If we look at an Apartment in Highgate 127 Kent Street Sydney Unit –

    NOTE – this is just taken as a purely random example

    NEW SOUTH WALES VALUER GENERAL – LAND VALUE SEARCH

    ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: HIGHGATE,
    603 / 127-153 KENT ST,
    MILLERS POINT NSW 2000

    DESCRIPTION OF LAND: 449/SP58931

    UNIT ENTITLEMENT: 48
    TOTAL ENTITLEMENT: 10000

    PROPERTY AREA: 193 SQUARE METRES (FROM PLAN)

    PROPERTY DIMENSIONS: NOT AVAILABLE

    VALUING YEAR: 01/07/2017 DATE VALUATION WAS MADE: 03/09/2017

    ZONING USED FOR VALUATION: METROPOLITAN CENTRE

    LAND VALUE AUTHORITY: 14A(1) – ANNUAL REVALUATION

    STRATA SCHEME LAND VALUE: $74,350,000

    LAND VALUE BASIS: 6A(2) – THE LAND VALUE IS THE FREEHOLD VALUE OF
    THE LAND ASSUMING THAT THE CURRENT USE OF THE LAND
    MAY CONTINUE

    STRATA UNIT LAND VALUE: $356,880

    THE STRATA SCHEME LAND VALUE IS THE LAND VALUE FOR THE WHOLE SITE OF THE
    STRATA SCHEME.

    THE STRATA UNIT LAND VALUE IS A PROPORTION OF THE STRATA SCHEME LAND VALUE
    BASED ON UNIT ENTITLEMENT.

    THE CURRENT LAND VALUE FOR RATING PURPOSES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
    OF CITY OF SYDNEY IS THE VALUE AT 1 JULY 2016.

    Land Tax on the Apartment with UCV $356,880 is Zero if you do not own any other Properties in NSW

  190. Makka

    The GOPe is a snake pit;

    Senator-elect Mitt Romney’s niece is Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Senator Romney didn’t just wake up on New Year’s Day and haphazardly write a specifically constructed character assassination against the President of the republican party; who is currently the President of the United States.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/01/02/strap-in-romney-didnt-wake-up-this-morning-and-haphazardly-write-an-op-ed-to-attack-the-president-of-his-own-political-party/

  191. Memoryvault

    MV, it somehow goes against my grain.

    Fair enough, Mrs P. I’ll say no more about it.

  192. John Constantine

    The dogbox apartment Ponzi is sold as a package.

    Given that the whole of life free stuff that goes with an australian citizenship is at least a million bucks of welfare and first world medical and infrastructure and amenity of the city and rule of law, the billionaire dogbox developer landsharks claim that buying a ten square meter apartment for a fortune is worth it, as you set up anchor rights for citizenship for the entire family.

    Allowing Landshark developers to offer family citizenships packaged up with dogboxes Is Our Strength.

  193. H B Bear

    Bruce – by the time you add in the strata fees at most high rise developments (lifts, pools, caretakers etc) it is a bloody expensive way to live. Cheaper to get a Uber when required. I was paying $400 a week to rent in Melbourne about a decade ago and I if owned the apartment strata fees would have been close to 20% of that figure alone.

    Depending on how this Opal Towers thing plays out apartment prices could take a big hit too. Interesting to see how the banks react also. Someone is going to be left holding the can.

  194. P

    IIRC , if you had half a brain before Whitlam you could fairly easily get a Commonwealth Scholarship.

    Yes, but first you had to complete yr4 and yr5.
    I attended a selective school and my only wish was to continue my education as so many of my friends also wished. Back in ’54 it was not considered essential for a further two years education and further study by many parents if you were a girl.
    I therefore endeavoured to go for a bursary to pay for my school fees and book fees (yes, at a public school) and on the morning of the exam I was told that my father earned one pound a week more than was acceptable to receive a bursary. I then left school at 14yrs as most of my contemporaries did. Joined a bank.

  195. mh

    Makka
    #2897157, posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Do not ever visit Utah, people. It is home to evil people.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    Nassim Taleb has been on a tear lately going after the IQ fraud:

    https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39

    Lots of very angry people.

  197. John Constantine

    In the going down in flames department. Chick posts on the web her husbands spreadsheet he made up, giving every response she mentioned for rationing sex to him.

    https://www.boredpanda.com/wife-husband-excel-spreadsheet-work-trip/?cexp_id=14663&cexp_var=4&_f=featured&utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

    Ten days of freedom to go to titty bars and lapdancing establishments and legal bordellos with his mates and he takes the time to construct a spreadsheet instead and she still fails him in the shit-test department.

    Comrades?.

  198. Confused Old Misfit

    My goodness “P”!
    You and I are of an age!

  199. P

    My goodness “P”!
    You and I are of an age!

    I had my 19th birthday “The day the music died”.

    Cheers.

  200. Memoryvault

    Yes, but first you had to complete yr4 and yr5.

    That’s pretty-much how it was in my day, Mrs P. 80% of kids finished after the Junior Certificate at the end of third year high – now year 10. They mostly went into apprenticeships (predominantly male), and junior office jobs and retail (girls).

    Of the 20% who continued, most of the girls were ones who showed promise and spent the year honing their office skills – typing speeds and shorthand. And most of the boys did commercial studies which was the pathway to a junior bank teller job, leading eventually to accountant.

    Less than 10% of the original intake continued on to fifth year. We were the kids destined for uni. Interestingly enough, just over half of my group were girls. This was common.

  201. John Constantine

    There will never be an ‘anybody but shorten’ or ‘anybody but greens’ party.

    The left however set up swarms of abc backed hate speech parties, like this ‘anybody but Nats’ one.

    Hate speech parties, backed by the billion dollar abc bully pulpit are hypnotically attractive to emotional wrecks and depressives and bitter disatisfieds.

    Their left have identified this, and weaponised the trend and kept it at arms length by having donors that would otherwise donate labor donate to the hate group instead.

    Comrades.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nassim Taleb has been on a tear lately going after the IQ fraud

    We need a GQ test.
    Gullibility quotient.
    Lefties would score high.

  203. P

    As I saw it in my day, most who continued had rich parents who had hope for their not so smart kids. I was in the top class of my year and near to the top in exams. Many below me went on to Teacher College (being an all girls school) and some to Uni. The brightest I regret mostly went to work.

  204. Memoryvault

    The left however set up swarms of abc backed hate speech parties, like this ‘anybody but Nats’ one.

    Poetic justice.
    The Nationals perfected hate campaigning back in the 80’s. Maybe even earlier than that.

  205. egg_

    However, new state Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien has distanced himself from the call, maintaining the bipartisan support for the practice in Spring St.

    Duck hunting in Spring St?
    Peking Duck?

  206. Memoryvault

    We need a GQ test.

    Been a while since this was posted here.

  207. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Officials ‘carefully considered’ Neil Prakash foreign citizenship
    There is some dispute over whether Neil Prakash has Fijian citizenship.

    the correct action was to drone him out of australian citizenship

  208. Rae

    P.

    Be very wary of advice that suggests you should “consider whether ANY such [health] cover is actually likely to be of any benefit to you at all these days”. It is not good advice. It is very bad advice.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    Been a while since this was posted here.

    Hehe, hadn’t seen that one before MV. Gold!

  210. egg_

    Chick posts on the web her husbands spreadsheet he made up, giving every response she mentioned for rationing sex to him.

    3 bonks in 7 weeks – put on weight, so she goes to the gym instead of having sex with hubby?
    That’s your twisted egotistical behaviour, right there.

  211. thefrollickingmole

    Aside from desiring a cataclysmic naval battle where the Japanese would wipe out the whole of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (the major units anyway), the only other strategy of their war was to ‘grab as many resources as we can.’ Beyond that, there was no deep thinking.

    File this as “if wishes were fishes”….

    IF the Japs had finished the airstrip & defenses on Guadalcanal, IF they had been able to keep it supplied (and airpower in that area would have been great for them, crap for the Yanks) the US may have spent a massive amount of men and materiel just to get past there.
    Land based aircraft generally outperform carrier ones quite significantly.
    It would have been a huge obstacle to the extremely successful sub campaign the Americans waged and would have allowed other places to be similarly hardened up.

    It was (for its time) not a bad strategy but completely miscalculated how peeved the Americans were about the whole Pearl Harbor kerfuffle and how long it would take for them to lash back.

  212. Fleeced

    Nassim Taleb has been on a tear lately going after the IQ fraud:

    My take on IQ is that it had some broad correlative value, but is otherwise useless. Taleb seems to think it is completely useless (I’m not sure he’s right, but maybe he is). The problem is that people want it to be real (or more valid than it is), because they like to think they’re smart. Look at all the fake tests that do the rounds on Facebook – it’s a great viral trick, that one. People actively share fake results from fake tests to show how smart they are, when it just shows them as… not.

    I reckon it’s still a less fake metric than that stupid Myers-Briggs personality test. It’s hilarious that employers use that thing. They’re the same ones who spout cliches about wanting people to “think outside the box,” and then administer a test to put them in one of sixteen boxes.

    Oddly, people then get tribal about their own box – making excuses for their behaviour (“Oh, excuse me – I’m an ESJP”, or whatever) whilst looking down on people from other boxes. It’s really just New Age astrology, but then I would say that – I’m a Taurus.

  213. Memoryvault

    Mrs P should be wary of ANY advice about ANYthing suggested by ANYbody, Rae.
    Which is why I suggested she investigate her own circumstances herself, personally.

    Including “advice” from you.

  214. DrBeauGan

    Memoryvault
    #2897174, posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:15 pm
    We need a GQ test.

    Been a while since this was posted here.

    This will help you understand lefties. In fact if you reduce your IQ to 70, you’ll become one.

  215. Rae

    Meh. My observation is that you come up with some pretty screwy ideas. And from what others have been saying, you’ve been doing it for a long, long time.

  216. P

    Rae
    #2897176, posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks Rae. I’ll go along as I have regardless of advice even that of my family.
    I’m old. Tomorrow is another day. I don’t know what it will bring.

    Take care of yourself Rae. I wish you all the best and I pray that you long will be with us,
    so may God bless you.

  217. Memoryvault

    Hehe, hadn’t seen that one before MV. Gold!

    I love the way he covers in two minutes, what a lesser mortal like me would spend half a day trying to convey. And much less successfully than him.

  218. Rae

    Thank you P. My best wishes to you too.

  219. pete m

    Egg, maybe he was bad at it.

    Also, women and men have very different libidos and patience, appreciation and a little bit of effort would do them both a favour.

    Saying he would not miss her for ten days is piss poor too.

  220. Fleeced

    Rather than take the pill, you could just have a liquid breakfast every morning. That’ll have a similar effect. Careful not to overdo it, mind.

  221. Gab

    Herald Sun reports on My Health Record data breaches.

    Seventeen people had another individual’s private medical details entered onto their online My Health Record in a serious glitch that highlights key risks with the controversial $2 billion system.​

  222. Gab

    Opt out of My Health Record.

    A My Health Record will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.

  223. bespoke

    This will help you understand lefties. In fact if you reduce your IQ to 70, you’ll become one.

    Watch the video DrBeauGan, t was made by lefty version on you.

  224. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Ten days of freedom to go to titty bars and lapdancing establishments and legal bordellos with his mates and he takes the time to construct a spreadsheet instead and she still fails him in the shit-test department.

    If he was any good he would be the one rationing.

  225. P

    Thank you P. My best wishes to you too.

    Thank you my friend.

    Many here have tried endlessly to link us both to a grigory of the past, for that he is, to their detriment without avail.

  226. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Nassim Taleb has been on a tear lately going after the IQ fraud:

    because a genius is of course no smarter than an idiot. taleb must have got a lower score than he expected

  227. DrBeauGan

    Watch the video DrBeauGan, t was made by lefty version on you.

    I did. He’s not a lefty. Nor is he much like me. I thought he was quite amusing.

    A leftie version of me is an impossibility.

  228. DrBeauGan

    because a genius is of course no smarter than an idiot. taleb must have got a lower score than he expected

    My thought too, Zippy. Someone’s law says it’s not possible to assess the intelligence of anyone smarter than you are. Most of the psychologists who devise IQ tests come out around 130. Which is why the tests are hopeless on adults smarter than psychologists. They work reasonably well on children, up to the point where they are still.smarter than adult psychologists.

    I wonder if IT has been on those pills. He was pretty smart before the sex change.

  229. Memoryvault

    Watch the video DrBeauGan, t was made by lefty version on you.

    It was made by a very clever man to promote his high end advertising/promotional company.
    Trying to read anything more into it is pointless on the information available.

  230. DrBeauGan

    It was made by a very clever man to promote his high end advertising/promotional company.
    Trying to read anything more into it is pointless on the information available.

    He had a nice sense of humour.

  231. thefrollickingmole

    Has anyone seen stimpy today??

    Australian man screaming at spider ‘why don’t you die?’ triggers full police response
    Multiple officers arrive at home to find Perth man with ‘serious fear’ of arachnids ‘trying to kill a spider’

    A concerned passerby was walking outside a house in suburban Perth when they heard a toddler screaming and a man repeatedly shouting “Why don’t you die?”

    After they called triple zero, officers arrived to find a man “trying to kill a spider”, who apologised for having an extreme fear of the arachnid.

    The Wanneroo police Twitter account posted a screenshot of the police log of the incident on Wednesday morning.

    “Caller walked past the AA and heard a male screaming out ‘Why don’t you die’ – repeatedly,” the log read. “The toddler inside was screaming … caller doesn’t know them, but has seen them a few times when walking”.

    Twenty minutes later, officers on the scene provided an update.

    “Police spoke with all parties who advised that husband had only been trying to kill a spider (has serious fear of spiders). Apologised for inconvenience to police.

    “No injuries sighted (except to spider). No further police involvement required”.

    An officer at Wanneroo police station confirmed to Guardian Australia that the incident occurred, but declined to provide further comment.

    The Wanneroo police account had tweeted the screenshot on Wednesday morning, but it was later deleted.

  232. bespoke

    I think your wrong this time DB, no big deal though. He says most people hate but in reality it’s the minority that provokes and that tends to be in the higher IQ.

  233. Roger

    Furious agreement on The Dumb:

    The government’s intervention in the electricity retail market is condemned – let the free market operate!

    Yet I suspect that to a man they all support government subsidies to renewables and probably also benefit from same.

    Pity the likes of the jeweller who today told me she dare not run the air con at home for fear of the cost.

  234. Roger

    Furious agreement on The Dumb:

    The governments intervention in electricity retail is condemned – let the free market operate!

    Yet I suspect each of them supports government subsidies to renewables and probably benefits from them.

    Pity the likes of the small business operator who today told me electricity prices will eventually drive her out of business.

  235. Rae

    Many here have tried endlessly to link us both to a grigory of the past, for that he is, to their detriment without avail.

    Yes, P. It’s an amusing phenomenon. He was actually here a few days ago, posted a greeting on one of the New Year threads. You and just a couple of others commented to/about him. But all of those who seem fascinated by him said nothing. Very strange.

  236. Gab

    Ooooh that spider story – that is SO me!

  237. Old Lefty

    I posted a few days ago on the interesting Ms Nevena Spirovska, Media and Community Liaison Officer of the County Court of Victoria with a parallel career as a political and social activist (including Ms Patten’s S3x Party).

    I was interested to see the following on her Twitter page (a Christmas night out with the girls, 21 December):
    https://twitter.com/NevenaSpirovska/status/1075935087089221632
    Would that be Ms Milligan to the right of her in the picture and, if so, what does the V for Victory gesture signify?

    She certainly has form with a high-profile person who, for all we are allowed to know, may or may not be a defendant at present. See entires for 27 July, 4 September and 19 October 2017 for links and endorsements to material highly derogatory of the putative defendant. The whole Twitter page drips with hostility, sometimes scatological, to the beliefs expounded by the putative defendant. And she has several Likes on other Twitter pages to material hostile to him.

    They seem to have an interesting concept of the impartiality of the courts in Yarragrad.

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