Open Forum: January 5, 2019

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  1. RobK

    How do you tell the difference between sheep pubes and fleece?
    Sheep hair is hollow and absorbs dye much more than wool. This is an issue, particularly with crossbred wool (which tends to have more hair)if it is contaminating expensive superfine wool; the latter gets rogue darker fibres due to the extra dye absorption. Sheep hair is course, hollow and short compared to wool.

  2. Elle

    Well, my arch-enemy, I am on holiday.
    Back to work next week. You will see less of me.
    Happy days, I hear you say.

    Am still trying to think of how I can respond to Peter Campion’s query. I can respond analytically, but only using criminals; the mentally ill, drug addicts, sex offenders, gambling addicts etc. All within a bureaucratic framework. One wouldn’t want to confuse.

  3. Tailgunner

    Grrr, I couldn’t get to the StKilda protest today, bit of a family emergency. I’m at the Frankston hospital with my mum.
    She’s OK.

  4. The A.D.

    … data from the National Safety Council from 1933 through 1997 indicate that deaths from unintentional work-related injuries declined 90%, from 37 per 100,000 workers to 4 per 100,000

    However:

    Since 2000, the U.S. drug overdose death rate has gone from 6.2 per 100,000 people in 2000 to 14.7 per 100,000 in 2014.

    Nearly half the gains made in occupational safety fatalities in the last 90 years have been compensated for in the last twenty years due to the soul destroying nihilism of the new shit economy of shit jobs resulting in despairing obsolete humans poisoning themselves.

  5. Roger

    So depressing.

    It’s just like the mid-1980s, except there’s no Allan Border to redeem us.

  6. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jair M. Bolsonaro
    @jairbolsonaro
    One of our strategies to get Brazil to climb from the lowest spots of the educational rankings is to tackle the Marxist garbage in our schools head on. We shall succeed in forming citizens and not political militants.
    9:52 PM · Jan 2, 2019

  7. Elle

    Tea break in the cricket.
    The guys on the couch – Glen McGrath and Scott Morrison – are dressed nicely.
    The token gal on the couch is dressed like she’s going to a cocktail party. Huh?
    Bring back the real blokes/commentators from the 80s and 90s.

  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    Well, my arch-enemy, I am on holiday.
    Back to work next week. You will see less of me.
    Happy days, I hear you say.

    You aren’t my enemy Elle.
    It’s a shame you think that.
    Enjoy your holidays.

  9. C.L.

    Hope you’re feeling better, Mrs Tailgunner.

  10. Bring back the real blokes/commentators from the 80s and 90s.

    And find batsmen who don’t bat like a bunch of sheelas.

  11. Roger

    The token gal on the couch is dressed like she’s going to a cocktail party. Huh?
    Bring back the real blokes/commentators from the 80s and 90s.

    No, just no.

    I’ll take Mel in a cocktail dress over a dour Ian Chappell any day.

  12. Elle

    Well, Stimp. When you linked to a holocaust denier and appeared to be a supporter, I was absolutely floored. I don’t know what else to say.

  13. How do you tell the difference between sheep pubes and fleece?

    Kiwi DNA.

  14. Elle

    And when I posted about my family who perished in Auschwitz; you said “prove it”.

  15. How do you tell the difference between sheep pubes and fleece?

    A trick question to expose the people that care.

  16. Roger

    The token gal on the couch is dressed like she’s going to a cocktail party. Huh?
    Bring back the real blokes/commentators from the 80s and 90s.

    I’ll take Mel in a cocktail dress over a dour Ian Chappell any day.

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    Arch enemy.
    Jesus Christ.
    Just because I’m bald doesn’t mean I’m Lex Luthor.

  18. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hope everything goes well Gunner.

  19. cohenite

    Jair M. Bolsonaro
    @jairbolsonaro
    One of our strategies to get Brazil to climb from the lowest spots of the educational rankings is to tackle the Marxist garbage in our schools head on. We shall succeed in forming citizens and not political militants.
    9:52 PM · Jan 2, 2019

    Quote of the year so far.

  20. feelthebern

    Sometimes Cat threads turn into a cross between Seinfeld and Will & Grace.

  21. John Constantine

    In following days I shall reveal chapter by chapter my manifesto on the distinguishing features of the various fibres from the various regions of the Merino Sheep, and the revolutionary struggle between the nomenklatura of the compliance focused Australian Regulatory and Testing Authority and the underground customer focused woolgrower.

    Comrades.

  22. Stimpson J. Cat

    Elle we’ve been through this numerous times.
    No more.
    Relax and watch the cricket.

  23. feelthebern

    Why do people smoke & drink coffee at the same time?
    Wouldn’t the cigarette spoil the taste of the coffee?

  24. Memoryvault

    Relax and watch the cricket.

    True.
    There hasn’t been such a spectacle of ongoing slaughter since the revolution and guillotine in France.

  25. feelthebern

    On the rare occasion I smoke a cigar, I like to drink a big Shiraz.
    But I find I can’t taste the wine.
    But it goes ok together.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    So depressing.

    It’s just like the mid-1980s, except there’s no Allan Border to redeem us.

    Was thinking the exact same thing.

    Even in our darkest hour we always had AB.

    Now we have a team of park cricketers.

  27. Roger

    Why do people smoke & drink coffee at the same time?

    The thrall of addiction.

  28. Memoryvault

    Wouldn’t the cigarette spoil the taste of the coffee?

    No. A God-given gift of perfect synergy.

  29. feelthebern

    It’s the 5th January & I have not watched a single ball of cricket this summer.

  30. JC

    Bespoke

    Why listen to me about government bloat. Listen to Uncle Milt who persuasively argued total government take should be no more than 10% of GDP. Personally I think he’s on the higher side as it shouldn’t exceed 5%.

  31. Memoryvault

    t’s the 5th January & I have not watched a single ball of cricket this summer.

    So you can’t see them?
    Like the Australian batsmen?

  32. feelthebern

    If you want to watch a real contest the Cowboys play the Seahawks tomorrow at 12:15pm (Syd time).

  33. Confused Old Misfit

    Carlson is wrong if he blames the breakup of the family unit on capitalism.
    That was clearly due to socialism.

  34. JC

    Been

    There’s no earthly pleasure – not even sex- that beats a morning coffee/cig combo. Nothing.

  35. feelthebern

    Carlson gets a pass as he was the only person on Fox who was anti Syrian intervention.
    Then Trump makes his announcement & most of the cattle on Fox change their views overnight.

  36. feelthebern

    Maybe you need a coffee flavoured vape, JC.

  37. Roger

    Via ABC Kimberley:

    “A remote pastoral station is under investigation after hundreds of cattle allegedly died from being left without adequate water in scorching conditions.

    The ABC understands the cattle belonged to Noonkanbah Station in Western Australia’s far north.

    The State Government refused to name the property but said an inspection last week found several hundred animals dead or dying after becoming bogged near watering points.

    A further 85 had to be euthanased.

    A final figure is yet to be released but it is understood that as many as 1,000 head of cattle may have perished.

    Noonkanbah Station is managed by Yungngora Association Incorporated.”

  38. Confused Old Misfit

    There’s no earthly pleasure – not even sex- that beats a morning coffee/cig combo. Nothing.

    Should read: There’s no earthly pleasure that beats morning sex, a coffee/cig combo. Nothing.

  39. mh

    I went to the Age to check the cricket and saw this:

    Leaked Congresswoman dancing video goes viral, backfires on Republicans
    What was meant as a put-down of the youngest woman elected to US’ House of Representatives turned into a smash-hit.
    by Tiffany May

    * sigh *

  40. feelthebern

    Coffee & a fresh, warm croissant is a wonder to behold.

  41. feelthebern

    Hail storm warning for Sydney.

  42. calli

    It’s summer in Sydney. Hail is the new “extreme weather”.

    Take no notice unless it ignites on hitting the ground, plague-style.

  43. Roger

    Hail storm warning for Sydney.

    We’re watching the cricket, hence we’re already informed of that development.

  44. Memoryvault

    Coffee & a fresh, warm croissant is a wonder to behold.

    A fresh, warm lover beats anything, anytime.
    Followed by a fag, then a croissant.
    Or a crumpet, in a pinch.

  45. P

    The Tasman bridge disaster was 44 yrs ago today but remembered still by many.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Unless the Indian team are struck by lightning nothing can save Australia.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    Woohoo!

    Bad light!

  48. bespoke

    JC, Uncle Milt is why I agree with you. I’m just thinking maybe we have reached full employment long ago and that’s some of the reason for creating busy work.

  49. Memoryvault

    Unless the Indian team are struck by lightning nothing can save Australia.

    Unless, of course, the Indians brought their wives/sons/ and or daughters with them.
    In that case not even a lightning strike will save Australia.

  50. mh

    India win the series 2-1 or 3-1

    The rain cannot save Australia from a crushing Test series defeat on home soil.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    JC, Uncle Milt is why I agree with you. I’m just thinking maybe we have reached full employment long ago and that’s some of the reason for creating busy work.

    God no.

    We are a chronically under developed country that has only skimmed its potential.

    It’s the people in bullshit jobs and busy work that is holding us back.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    For India to beat the weakest Australian team in history doesn’t mean much.

    These are all asterisk tests.

  53. Memoryvault

    Nothing The rain cannot save Australia from a crushing Test series defeat on home soil anywhere.

    FIFY

  54. mh

    For India to beat the weakest Australian team in history doesn’t mean much.

    When Kohli gets presented the Border–Gavaskar Trophy India will go nuts.

  55. cohenite

    Noonkanbah Station is managed by Yungngora Association Incorporated.”

    Noble Savage mystic management?

  56. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “A remote pastoral station is under investigation after hundreds of cattle allegedly died from being left without adequate water in scorching conditions.

    there’s got to be a consulting gig in indiginie water management magic coming out of this story

  57. John Constantine

    Mexico to legalise recreational marijuana.

    Hard to see how the cartels can kill any more people or corrupt any more cops than they already do.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-46374191

  58. Neil

    For India to beat the weakest Australian team in history doesn’t mean much.

    Our 4 bowlers are as good as anything we have produced

  59. John Constantine

    Mexico, where the war on drugs has utterly failed.

    Once the big legal Mexican marijuana plantations get planted within stones throw of the american border, even legal marijuana states will want a wall to protect revenues. They hate competition.

    Comrades.

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Our 4 bowlers are as good as anything we have produced

    Lyon is. Perhaps Cummins.

    Hazlewood and Starc are Shield bowlers and wouldn’t play Test Cricket with decent selectors.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Controversial senator backs Vic race rally

    From the Oz. It seems that, if you are a right – winger, you are an extremist, if you class yourself as “anti fascist”, you are a protester.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    When Kohli gets presented the Border–Gavaskar Trophy India will go nuts.

    That’s great.

    Kohli is the only thing keeping Test Cricket alive. We better hope he retains a passion for it.

  63. Memoryvault

    Our 4 bowlers are as good as anything we have produced

    Probably true.
    But what has ability with a jack got to do with cricket?

  64. cohenite

    Our 4 bowlers are as good as anything we have produced

    Maybe, but they’re certainly the best batsmen in the team.

  65. I’m assuming the idiots doing Nazi salutes at St Kilda were having a go at the police, but of course it just ends up making you look like a Nazi.

  66. cohenite

    I’m assuming the idiots doing Nazi salutes at St Kilda were having a go at the police, but of course it just ends up making you look like a Nazi.

    FMD. This is why conservatives are toast. The left have Antifa and every bureaucrat, and the right has these dickheads.

  67. Baldrick

    Can’t they just sack the entire Australian cricket team and replace them with the Hobart Hurricanes?

  68. bespoke

    I’m assuming the idiots doing Nazi salutes at St Kilda were having a go at the police

    own goal

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    FMD. This is why conservatives are toast. The left have Antifa and every bureaucrat, and the right has these dickheads.

    When the Left has supporters of the caliber of the resident Fascist hyena, of this blog, feeding their worthless carcasses to the dogs should be quite easy, but these fools allow them the moral high ground.

  70. calli

    I’m assuming the idiots doing Nazi salutes at St Kilda were having a go at the police

    Makes youse proud to be a Strayan.

    Caught between the wolves and the hyenas.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    TheEconomist –
    Can virtual reality teach men to avoid sexually harassing women?

    Always sad seeing a great magazine die.
    TE is now a sort of zombie Cleo.

  72. calli

    I sense a disturbance in the Force…

  73. Infidel Tiger

    As if the so called “right wing” protestors aren’t left wing plants.

    It’s kabuki theatre.

  74. Baldrick

    The left have Antifa and every bureaucrat, and the right has these dickheads.

    They’re both Leftard factions warring for dominance. Dumb -v- Dumber

  75. Memoryvault

    When the Left has supporters of the caliber of the resident Fascist hyena, of this blog, feeding their worthless carcasses to the dogs should be quite easy, but these fools allow them the moral high ground.

    Afternoon, Zulu.

    I was going to say something terribly witty about a convoy and a “ditch the witch” sign.
    But it’s just about that time of the day for Struth to show up.
    So I thought better of it.

  76. calli

    How can you pick between talented halfwits?

  77. calli

    Kabuki has nicer costumes.

  78. Memoryvault

    As if the so called “right wing” protestors aren’t left wing plants.

    Jeez, and I thought I was courting danger.
    Are you sure your house is Kenworth-proof, Tiger?
    Mere razor wire won’t cut it, you know.

  79. Memoryvault

    They are currently fighting a bushfire on the outskirts of Sydney.
    Meanwhile, the city has been warned of an approaching hail storm.

    God I love this country.

  80. Armadillo

    The Australian “right” need to take a clue from Trump.

    Pissing off coppers and the Defence Forces probably isn’t the best idea. I suspect that battle has already been lost in Australia. There seems to be a lot of Cats that are ex or serving military.

    I’m blaming you lot. ADF. VicPOL. Ex servicemen.

    We paid you fuckers to defend us from these pricks. You FAILED.

    What the hell went wrong? You lot are the first to complain and post shit on here about gays, transgender operations paid for by the military and endless other justified grievances. All paid for by taxpayers.

    What the hell were you lot doing? Asleep at the wheel?

    FFS, you were paid to keep us safe. All you can do is “whinge and moan” about your high ranking officers wearing lipstick and high heels. Not your fault? Bullshit.

    Paid Australian soldiers won’t save this nation, if God forbid, it comes to that. Patriots will.

    .

  81. Memoryvault

    FFS, you were paid to keep us safe. All you can do is “whinge and moan” about your high ranking officers wearing lipstick and high heels. Not your fault? Bullshit.

    Why don’t you ask Les Hiddins, Arma?
    Write to him c/- Pandanus Park, QLD.

  82. calli

    In other news, the 2018 Frightbat Awards are cancelled due to lack of quality contenders.

    Or, Frightbattery is now the New Normal.

  83. Armadillo

    This was on “your watch” guys.

  84. bespoke

    What were they supposed to do Arma? Shoot them?

  85. Armadillo

    Next time you pass an RSL club, hang your collective heads in shame.

    We thought you had our backs. Apparently not.

  86. Nick

    The police finally found where St Kilda Foreshore was eh?

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    In other news, the 2018 Frightbat Awards are cancelled due to lack of quality contenders.

    It’s a shame, but I suppose YAM and SHY would’ve had no chance against Mal’s dummy spit.

  88. Carpe Jugulum

    Back in Australia for a few (or more) weeks, the first thing I noticed was how terrible the roads are.

    Disgraceful

  89. Memoryvault

    This was on “your watch” guys.

    No, my “watch” was a long time ago, Arma.
    Back when the late Bruce Ruxton tried, and almost succeeded, in having ex Nashos banned from marching on Anzac Day.

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    Back in Australia for a few (or more) weeks, the first thing I noticed was how terrible the roads are.
    Disgraceful

    Shut up you foreign devil.
    How’s the fishing?
    😁

  91. Armadillo

    What were they supposed to do Arma? Shoot them?

    Belittling the fuckers would have been a good start. How these people ever rose to the rank they did is amazing. Think about it. The head of the ADF did a video waring high heels and lipstick. How the hell did that happen?

    It’s fucking bizarre. An embarrassment. Don’t get me started on how an Australian soldier can be put before a court for killing a Taliban combatant.

    If no one can see how wrong this is, we have lost the plot.

    Furthermore, as taxpayers, we fund soldiers to protect US. Not the Government of the day.

  92. OldOzzie

    Memories for Older Cats

    Meatloaf – Paradise By The Dashboard Light

    This version of the classic meatloaf song , was reworked for the release of the 1992 film starring Steve Martin . Meatloaf also reprises his role as Eddie from Rocky horror picture show

    or Original Version Vevo

    Meatloaf with Karla DeVito – Paradise by the Dashboard Light

    Although Ellen Foley is recorded on the album, another singer, Karla DeVito, was used for the music video and for live performances.

    Worth watching just for Karla DeVito

    Turn the Volume up and Enjoy

  93. Carpe Jugulum

    Shut up you foreign devil.
    How’s the fishing?

    Still an Oz citizen, fishing is great

  94. Memoryvault

    Furthermore, as taxpayers, we fund soldiers to protect US. Not the Government of the day.

    Just be thankful that there are still earnest young men and women prepared to enlist, Arma.
    If and when the time comes, they will rise to the occasion.
    Always have, always will.

    Now enough of all the dark clouds.
    Let’s drop it and go back the joviality we were all enjoying.

  95. Memoryvault

    Still an Oz citizen, fishing is great

    So, you remembered the bait this time, Carpe?

  96. Carpe Jugulum

    Yes remembered the bait, I still cop Shyte over that

  97. Armadillo

    Now enough of all the dark clouds.

    The dude wore lipstick. And high heels.

    If that doesn’t hit a “panic button”, nothing will.

  98. Memoryvault

    OldOzzie
    #2899453, posted on January 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Old Ozzie, perhaps you can enlighten me:
    Is the lady who asks about offering your throat to the wolf with the red roses Mrs Meatloaf?
    What about the lady subsequently singing?
    Is it the same lady who sings in “I Would Do Anything For Love”?

    I’ve always wondered.

  99. Memoryvault

    I still cop Shyte over that

    Your adventure gave us all a laugh, Carpe.
    Don’t feel bad about it.

  100. Baldrick

    Yes remembered the bait, I still cop Shyte over that

    Just don’t forget the beers, or you’ll end up as bait. 🙃

  101. OldOzzie

    Memoryvault
    #2899464, posted on January 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    OldOzzie
    #2899453, posted on January 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Old Ozzie, perhaps you can enlighten me:

    Is the lady who asks about offering your throat to the wolf with the red roses Mrs Meatloaf?

    What about the lady subsequently singing?
    Is it the same lady who sings in “I Would Do Anything For Love”?

    Although Ellen Foley is recorded on the album, another singer, Karla DeVito, was used for the music video and for live performances. This would also happen for Meat Loaf’s 1993 hit “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, where Dana Patrick mimed to Lorraine Crosby’s vocals.

    Lorraine Crosby (born November 27, 1960), better known as “Mrs. Loud”, is an English singer and songwriter. Her most famous work, especially in the United States, is as the female vocalist in Meat Loaf’s 1993 hit single “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.

  102. Memoryvault

    Thanks Old Ozzie.
    Were any of them ever “Mrs Meatloaf”?

  103. Armadillo

    My charge against the ADF stands.

    How on earth could you lot follow a leader in high heels and lipstick?

    Pension? It is, what it is? Look the other way? Not my problem?

  104. Snoopy

    How on earth could you lot follow a leader in high heels and lipstick?

    He wasn’t a leader, he was a commander. But, yeah.

  105. Memoryvault

    How on earth could you lot follow a leader in high heels and lipstick?

    You don’t.
    You do what has to be done, and watch out for your mates.

    Pension? It is, what it is? Look the other way? Not my problem?

    No, it isn’t.
    No, they don’t.
    True.

  106. OldOzzie

    Memoryvault
    #2899468, posted on January 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks Old Ozzie.
    Were any of them ever “Mrs Meatloaf”?

    No

  107. Armadillo

    Don’t get me wrong, the ADF does good work.

    I just can’t figure out why the heirachy got where they did. None of them were elected. Promotion is a system based on connections.

  108. Roger

    My charge against the ADF stands.

    How on earth could you lot follow a leader in high heels and lipstick?

    Pension? It is, what it is? Look the other way? Not my problem?

    My oldest son is a reservist deployed overseas at present.

    He does it because he’s a patriot.

  109. cohenite

    cortez is interviewed by that white haired freak from CNN. If these 2 aren’t aliens I’ll shout head prefect a cigar:

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-calls-for-super-wealthy-to-be-taxed-70-to-fund-green-new-deal/

  110. Baldrick

    Filed under Stupid.Fucking.Liberals:

    Nine News Australia ✔ @9NewsAUS
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged almost 30 million dollars to tackle one of our biggest killers; breast cancer (to the McGrath Foundation)

    With less than 50% going to program delivery, that’s a nice little earner.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You do what has to be done, and watch out for your mates.

    You protest in the only way open to you – complete your engagement, and claim your discharge. It’s hilarious watching all the pogo’s running round, wondering why re – engagement rates are at an all – time low.

  112. Memoryvault

    Thanks, Old Ozzie.

  113. egg_

    the 2018 Frightbat Awards are cancelled due to lack of quality contenders.

    The ol’ Frightbat horde resides on Teh Dumb’s freakshow nowadays – Van Badass, Jane Caro, Van Wrongsolong, et al.

  114. Armadillo

    My oldest son is a reservist deployed overseas at present.
    He does it because he’s a patriot.

    An Australian reservist?

  115. egg_

    Nine News Australia ✔ @9NewsAUS
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged almost 30 million dollars to tackle one of our biggest killers; breast cancer (to the McGrath Foundation)

    M0nster!

  116. Armadillo

    What’s he getting paid?

  117. Mater

    I just can’t figure out why the heirachy got where they did. None of them were elected. Promotion is a system based on connections.

    There is a truism about being an Officer:

    “Sooner or later, doing your duty will cost you your career.”

    Wonder no more about those who get to the top.

  118. Memoryvault

    I just can’t figure out why the heirachy got where they did.

    People were asking the same question in 1914.
    Then again in 1939.

    It has ever been thus.

  119. Baldrick

    I doubt McGrath gets paid anything but it’s top heavy with bureaucrats.
    This article suggests they spend less than 9¢ in the dollar on programs.

  120. Armadillo

    Zulu needs to weigh in on this.

    He seems to have military knowledge. What’s the go with patriots supporting high heel wearing dudes with lipstick?

    Are they committed patriots, or is it about the money?

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nine News Australia @9NewsAUS
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged almost 30 million dollars to tackle one of our biggest killers; breast cancer (to the McGrath Foundation)

    M0nster!

    Monster indeed. The wymminses get $30 million and the guys get almost $800,000.

    Greg Hunt‏Verified account @GregHuntMP
    The Govt. is investing almost $800k into prostate cancer research that looks into how this particular disease spreads and becomes resistant to normal treatments. Today’s announcement builds on top of the already $70m invested since 2013.
    3:24 PM – 3 Jan 2019

    Thanks a lot, Lib men-haters.

  122. Armadillo:
    It can’t possibly be the money – I had a 50% pay cut when I went in.

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What’s the go with patriots supporting high heel wearing dudes with lipstick?

    I thought Morrison did the high heels bit after he was back in civvie street?

  124. Snoopy

    Nine News Australia ✔ @9NewsAUS
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged almost 30 million dollars to tackle one of our biggest killers; breast cancer (to the McGrath Foundation)

    With less than 50% going to program delivery, that’s a nice little earner.

    Most of the government grant would be spent on program delivery. Maybe 10-15% goes on admin which is probably fair enough.

    But it’s the fundraising activities from pink cricket and other events which is the money pit. Well over 50% in expenses.

    There’s a lot of people getting a drink out of the McGrath Foundation.

    I expect that all those high profile charities which plague the modern workplace would have a similar performance.

  125. Roger

    I thought Morrison did the high heels bit after he was back in civvie street?

    He did; Armadillo is talking crap, as usual.

  126. Memoryvault

    Sigh.

    Okay Arma, you win.
    Everybody in the military is either a faggot or a gold digger.
    Or both.
    I’m glad we cleared that up.

    NOW can we get back to having a friendly chat?

  127. Snoopy

    I thought Morrison did the high heels bit after he was back in civvie street?

    He did; Armadillo is talking crap, as usual.

    The heels were theatre. The real damage was inflicted by his infamous 2013 speech written by Malcolm McGregor.

  128. Old Lefty

    Of course, Struth @ 1134, Chinese carbon doesn’t count, just as the Soviet Union’s progressive peace and freedom loving socialist people’s nuclear weapons didn’t count for the so-called anti-nuclear movement.

  129. areff

    Peter Campion: Try this pitch:

    CO2 is reckoned in parts per million, but all those zeroes make the brain hurt, so let’s divide by ten to make things simple. That’s 100,000.

    Picture the MCG on Grand Final day, chocka with exactly that many spectators.

    Now imagine 40 have spurned Western Bulldogs colours and those of the opposition, whichever verminous long-drop scraping that might happen to be. Instead, they’ve turned up wearing Anne Summers-endorsed pink pussy hats.

    Well those 40 represent the CO2 in the atmosphere.

    A century ago there would have been 30 of them. Now there are ten more amongst the 100,000.

    Do they change the complexion of the MCG? Not at all.

    Does an extra 100ppm change the atmosphere and climate. Nope.

    Now don’t you feel silly?

  130. Old Lefty

    Now that Fatty Ashton’s co-flatulators have found out where St Kilda beach is, might they also find the 15+ Christian places of worship that have been the targets of arson attacks in and around Yarragrad in recent years.

    And has it ever occurred to them that if they did their job properly they wouldn’t have protests to deal with?

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Doesn’t work Areff.
    People, especially women, are being conditioned to regard CO2 as poison.
    It produces a visceral reaction, and is entirely intended.
    The Left is evil incarnate.

  132. Snoopy

    Everybody in the military is either a faggot or a gold digger.

    Only above the rank of Major or equivalent. Apparently.

  133. Armadillo

    I’ll answer my own question.

    It’s usually about both. Money, power and recognition. They are all linked. As is sacrifice.

    Sacrifice is the poor mans version of righting failure. It’s why you get suicide bombers and stuff. Educated idiots, educating idiots. It’s empowering. Like wearing high heels. And lipstick. Same deal.

  134. Hay Stockard

    Armadillo,
    I got out 40 yesterday ago.nothing to be ashamed about with my service.
    The only one that should hang their head in shame is you you pig ignorant son of a bitch.
    Go and get a big one up you, clown

  135. cohenite

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2899510, posted on January 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Doesn’t work Areff.
    People, especially women, are being conditioned to regard CO2 as poison.
    It produces a visceral reaction, and is entirely intended.
    The Left is evil incarnate.

    Which is why you have to say CO2 is natural and the human contribution is essentially nothing; women, especially left leaning women, love nature Have you seen Ed Berry’s proof?

  136. Memoryvault

    Sacrifice is the poor mans version of righting failure. It’s why you get suicide bombers and stuff. Educated idiots, educating idiots. It’s empowering. Like wearing high heels. And lipstick. Same deal.

    Tell you what, Arma. I happen to know where the SASR guys drink.
    I’ll save up my pennies and we’ll fly over to Perth.
    We’ll go to the pub, and you can explain to them how they are all idiots.
    And gold diggers.
    And faggots.

    Just make sure your hospital cover and funeral insurance are up to date.

    I’ll be sitting in the farthest corner away from you.

  137. Armadillo

    I got out 40 yesterday ago.nothing to be ashamed about with my service.

    Never suggested there was. I’m assuming English lessons were sparse?

  138. Roger

    Tell you what, Arma. I happen to know where the SASR guys drink.
    I’ll save up my pennies and we’ll fly over to Perth.

    I’ll chip in, mv.

  139. bespoke

    calli
    #2899430, posted on January 5, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    I sense a disturbance in the Force…

    Spooky!!

  140. Snoopy

    Tell you what, Arma. I happen to know where the SASR guys drink.

    Stop right there. That’s top secret.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tell you what, Arma. I happen to know where the SASR guys drink.
    I’ll save up my pennies and we’ll fly over to Perth.

    I’ll chip in, mv.

    I’ll chip into that one, MV – save us a seat at the corner table. Should be interesting entertainment.

  142. Snoopy

    I’ll chip into that one, MV – save us a seat at the corner table. Should be interesting entertainment.

    Will you frock up for the occasion, Zulu?

  143. Armadillo

    Proves my point really. You blokes have no sense of humor.

    The “hive mind”. It’s why we’ve ended up with a military chief wearing high heels. And lipstick.

    My uncles would have punched the piss out him.

  144. Roger

    Proves my point really. You blokes have no sense of humor.

    Humour.

    And you’re not funny.

  145. Armadillo

    Where were the SARS blokes when the Government started prosecuting soldiers for doing their duty?

  146. Helen

    FFS cohers, Im glad the charts make the theory so simple, with ed barry’s work.

    I am excited but like a labrador have no idea why.

  147. pete m

    And what would you have done Arma? What should these ex military guys have done to stop the leftism invasion of our institutions and media?

  148. bespoke

    I bet monty and Rae are lurking and giggling right now guys.

  149. Steve trickler

    The guy creating this music is exhaling carbon dioxide at 40,000 parts per million, with each and every breath.



  150. C.L.

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  151. Boambee John

    mv at 1614

    Followed by a fag, then a croissant.
    Or a crumpet, in a pinch.

    A warm lover, then a fag, then some crumpet. Your stamina is admirable!

  152. Roger

    Where were the SARS blokes when the Government started prosecuting soldiers for doing their duty?

    Look, I’d like to engage you more, Arma – you are no doubt an interesting case – but I’ve more pressing and, frankly, rewarding things to do…like cutting my toenails and watching a 10 y.o. Spicks and Specks repeat.

  153. Armadillo

    Lambie is in Parliament. Bernard is in the courts. As are other ADF personnel. Meanwhile, the ADF in general is overrun by leftards.

    I’m just pointing that out.

  154. Muddy

    I thought I posted this, but, umm … dunno…

    Equalidy!

    Advisory War Council Minute 923, Canberra – 28th April, 1942. Rates of pay for women workers. Mr. Spender said he understood that a Tribunal had been set up to determine wages for women in relation to men and that it had recommended that women’s wages should be at the rate of 60% of men’s wages. If this were so he enquired why it was that at the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, women and men received equal rates.
    The Prime Minister said that it had been agreed that women might be employed in certain industries for the duration of the war owing to the calling-up of men for military service. They were to be paid the whole or a proportion of the male rate according to output. This was similar to the practice followed in the United Kingdom. The Arbitration Court had abandoned the principle of assessment of wages on the basis of domestic responsibility in 1931 when wages were determined on the basis of national income. In the case referred to by Mr. Spender, the women were employed on routine process work and their output and performance were equal to those of men. They were accordingly paid the male rate.

  155. Peter Campion

    Have you seen Ed Berry’s proof?

    While I’ve read Ed’s paper, I’ve not yet used it in letters. But I will. It’s all a matter of compressing these concepts into just a few words. People have short attention spans. Editors have harsh word limits. Particularly for sceptics.

    On non-cyclone Penny, I’ve incorporated the Cat-wisdom into my blast about the BoM-MSM reporting and fed it to the journo that has his by-line on a couple of the stories in the Mudrock press. Unsurprisingly, he hasn’t replied.

    Educating journos is the default reason I write to newspapers. A mate who is a journo was triggered to his a-ha moment by a persistent letter-writer. Even when my missives don’t get printed, they may serve to cause an epiphany in another journo.

    On the compressor analogy, I ran it by two tradie b-i-ls and one tradie son and it might have got traction. It’s hard to know what’s genuine comprehension and what’s just agreeing with the old bloke so as not to appear uninformed.

    While some Cats have far more specific scientific training than I do, and I bow to them, we must always remember we’re fighting a propaganda war. Facts are important, but the other side will deny them anyway – so they become casualties of war…

    Sowing seeds of doubt in the settledness of the science is important, imho. My own conversion from greentard to hardened sceptic began with noticing one failed sea-level rise prediction. The more doubts raised the better for the side of logic and reason.

    The point is to have credible alternatives to the mainstream CAGW meme – presented in plain English, . Analogies help. Especially ones involving trade tools. Hence the air-compressor analogy.

    Again, I thank Cats for their input on both issues.

  156. Boambee John

    cohenite
    #2899405, posted on January 5, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Noonkanbah Station is managed by Yungngora Association Incorporated.”

    Noble Savage mystic management?

    Hang on, isn’t Victoria getting advice on indigenous water management? But didn’t the cattle at Noonkabah die from lack of water?

    Victorians, stock up on bottled water!

  157. Hay Stockard

    Armadillo,
    Check yourself up threat you mendacious moron. We should hang,our heads in the RSL.
    You are the craven liar that should,polish up on English.
    No wonder Armadillos are vermin in most States of the Union.

  158. Stimpson J. Cat

    What should these ex military guys have done to stop the leftism invasion of our institutions and media?

    How do we know that they didn’t see this coming years ago, and trained their best and brightest young male and female soldiers to become Deep Cover double agent Lesbians, Gay’s, and Trannys to retake control of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and save our country?

    You idiots.

    This is all part of the plan.

    Imagine sacrificing your balls for Australia.

    That takes more balls than you civilians can imagine.

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    What should these ex military guys have done to stop the leftism invasion of our institutions and media?

    How do we know that they didn’t see this coming years ago, and trained their best and brightest young male and female soldiers to become Deep Cover double agent L®sbians, G®ys, and Tr®nnys to retake control of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and save our country?

    You idiots.

    This is all part of the plan.

    Imagine sacrificing your balls for Australia.

    That takes more balls than you civilians can imagine.

  160. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lambie is in Parliament.

    Didn’t she have to resign, over the dual citizenship issue?

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Moderation please.
    💣

  162. Memoryvault

    Again, I thank Cats for their input on both issues.

    Good luck in your endeavours, Peter. When you eventually get tired of that Quixotic quest, I’ve got a spare brick wall you can bang your head against.

  163. Black Ball

    Hang on, isn’t Victoria getting advice on indigenous water management? But didn’t the cattle at Noonkabah die from lack of water?

    Victorians, stock up on bottled water!

    Geoff Clark running the station?

  164. Armadillo

    Hay,

    State your case. Do you believe that the Australian military has been hijacked by the left?
    If not, why not?

    As a taxpayer, I see some dude prancing about in high heels and red lipstick. I’m bombarded with reports of the politicisation of the ADF. Mainly from “The Cat”. Videos, news items and so on.

    The military in this country at least, is meant to be bipartisan.

    Dangerous territory if it’s not. Like the media. It’s a fair question. As is “How we got to this stage”?

  165. RobK

    Good luck Peter. You are doing fine work.

  166. bespoke

    Always worth a try Peter good luck.

  167. Armadillo

    We should hang,our heads in the RSL

    You blokes won’t have RSL’s unless you start volunteering.

  168. Armadillo

    Why you should even suggest “hanging your head” in an RSL is symptomatic of the wider problem.

  169. cohenite

    FFS cohers, Im glad the charts make the theory so simple, with ed barry’s work.

    I am excited but like a labrador have no idea why.

    and

    While I’ve read Ed’s paper, I’ve not yet used it in letters. But I will. It’s all a matter of compressing these concepts into just a few words. People have short attention spans. Editors have harsh word limits. Particularly for sceptics.

    It’s easy guys: you can’t get out more than you put in; so since the amount of CO2 put in by humans is so trivial so too is the effect.

  170. RobK

    Peter,
    In the off-chance you’ve not read it; Atmospheric Physicist, John Reid at his blog Blackjay, has some good articles. In particular he’s done:A YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
    Worth a read. Easy to digest language.

  171. Hay Stockard

    Armadillo,
    Every institution in this country has been hijacked by the left.
    The Navy and Air Force are mostly snowflakes.
    The Army,is,being gutted of proper soldiers.
    Anybody above Major,stationed,in,Canberra is a flunkey
    We won’t have an RSL if Turnbull son in law gets his way.%

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A good yarn.

    French officers, leading the attack, with drawn swords. FMD.

  173. Infidel Tiger

    What are you drinking these days Armadillo?

    Try the mid strength version.

  174. P

    Pity it ain’t poetry night tonight. I just thought of some lines:

    Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
    The wretch, concentred all in self,
    Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
    And, doubly dying, shall go down
    To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
    Unwept, unhonour’d and unsung.

    (Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.)

  175. RobK

    Ed’s paper aligns pretty well with John Reids take on the bomb curve. I think Eds paper is sound.

  176. JC

    America is filled with truly incredible people. The place is just so fucking interesting and exciting.

    Just when you thought bricks and mortar stores are done, this dude reckons it’s the opposite.

    Few people embody the highs and lows of retail in the past three decades quite like Ron Johnson, who is known for his success at kick-starting Target and inventing the Apple store, as well as for his failure to rejuvenate J.C. Penney .

    Johnson’s latest vantage point is Silicon Valley, where he’s running a start-up called Enjoy that he thinks can make online shopping less impersonal.

    As at other times in his career, Johnson, now 60, says that the retail world is experiencing a once-in-a-generation shift that will reorder it again. Physical stores are suddenly ascendant, and Amazon.com (ticker: AMZN) is on its heels, he contends.

    “This is the first time in 20 years the physical retailers have the upper hand, and they will for the next decade,” he tells Barron’s. “Amazon is the one in the tough competitive position right now.”

    Johnson isn’t the only one impressed by the performance of the big box giants. Online sales at traditional brick and mortar stores are “growing at a faster rate than we’ve seen in quite some time,” says John Tomlinson, an analyst with M Science, which uses alternative data like transaction information to predict sales.

    Tomlinson projects that U.S. online sales at Walmart (WMT) will grow 48% to 58% in the fourth quarter on a year-over-year basis, up from 23% in the fourth quarter of 2017. He projects that Target’s (TGT) online sales will rise 26%. Tomlinson isn’t convinced that these sales increases are coming at Amazon’s expense, but they have at least made the stores more serious rivals. Amazon—whose sales Wall Street expects to rise 19% in the fourth quarter—declined to comment.

    The ascendancy of Amazon has seemed inevitable for the past few years. But Johnson’s career has proven that few things are preordained in retail.

    When he went into the field in 1984 out of Harvard Business School, retail seemed like a hot field. Specialty stores were expanding, young executives like Mickey Drexler were reimagining how customers shopped, and venture capitalists were investing. Target, where Johnson landed, was one of about a dozen discount chains. Few of them survived Walmart’s rapid expansion. But Target used marketing and merchandising to set itself apart.

    “We created an identity that became known as Tarjay,” says Johnson, who led the company’s merchandising. “It became a hip place to shop.”

    Read on

    https://www.barrons.com/articles/air-lease-shares-are-down-and-could-be-a-bargain-51546649353

  177. JC

    If you can’t

    Johnson has moved on. But his emphasis on the experience of in-person shopping has only become more important. Stores-within-stores have caught on at chains like Best Buy (BBY), for instance.

    Enjoy initially looks like a delivery service—it partners with brands like AT&T and Sonos to hand-deliver products to customers at their homes free of charge (the brand pays). But in some ways it resembles a moving Genius Bar, helping customers understand what they’re buying and setting it up for them. Johnson, ever the marketer, terms it a “mobile retail store.”

    Getting a “device on your doorstep” is an impersonal experience, he says. Sometimes, that’s fine. No one needs paper towels to be hand-delivered. Other times, it’s crucial. “When my purchase really counts, like a smart-home product, I’m going to value an experience. I want to learn how to do things I didn’t know how to do. When you order online, you’re on your own.”

    “If you look at the physical world, there are convenience stores and there are experience stores,” Johnson says. “The Apple store is an experience store. Walmart is a convenience store. In the online world, there should be convenience stores—that’s Amazon—and experience stores—that’s what Enjoy is.”

  178. Infidel Tiger

    I have changed my shopping habits.

    I now research online but buy in bricks and mortar if possible.

    The only online shopping I do now is direct from the the small producer. I refuse to support corporate filth.

    Used to love Amazon, now I hope Bezos becomes an intergalactic fuck toy for voracious alien perverts.

  179. Armadillo

    Try the mid strength version.

    No. I refuse. A term very few in the ADF are familiar with apparently, IT.

    The military dudes on here will excuse it as “following orders”.

    Guys, your “Commander in Chief” is wearing high heels and red lipstick. It could be a hint that everything isn’t as it should be?

  180. JC

    I can understand Amazon doing well in most of the US because of the weather – especially in the winter months. Far easier to roam the net than trudge around in freezing cold weather.

    I think there’s a place for both forms of retail.

  181. Infidel Tiger

    The cuck bowtie squad are going insane about Tucker Carlaon’s brilliant hit on market fundamentalism and the neoliberalism madness that has raped and pillaged its way through the western world.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No. I refuse. A term very few in the ADF are familiar with apparently,

    Can someone refresh my memory? Did “disobeying a lawful command” get you thirty or sixty days “up the creek?”

  183. Armadillo

    Getting a “device on your doorstep” is an impersonal experience, he says.

    Depends if ISIS sent it.

  184. Black Ball

    Plod in Victoria need more Axel Foley’s and Billy Rosewood’s.

  185. Armadillo

    Can someone refresh my memory? Did “disobeying a lawful command” get you thirty or sixty days “up the creek?”

    Making progress. Why sign up to a job whereby a totalitarian can confiscate 30-60 days of your life? Just because you “disobeyed a command”? Strange.

  186. Infidel Tiger

    Read this thread on Amazon:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/stacyfmitchell/status/1081176811659243520

    We are at one of history’s most important junctions. We need to smash big tech to smithereens.

  187. JC

    Artie

    Please stop this.

    The US is not doing badly, its doing quite well – just that it’s growing slower than the developed world. If the latest estimates are true then illegal immigration has most certainly been the cause of slow to no growth in incomes for the lower quintile.

    See Henry Ergas. It’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in the newspaper in 12 months.
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/01/04/donald-trump-wall-is-a-tall-order-but-migrant-issue-is-heating-up/

    Henry is the best micro-economist in a long time.

  188. Black Ball

    Stupid auto correct.

  189. Snoopy

    Used to love Amazon, now I hope Bezos becomes an intergalactic fuck toy for voracious alien perverts.

    If the latest estimates are true then illegal immigration has most certainly been the cause of slow to no growth in incomes for the lower quintile.

    Something’s happening. But what?

  190. cohenite

    Ed’s paper aligns pretty well with John Reids take on the bomb curve. I think Eds paper is sound.

    A lot of work on the bomb curve:

    https://daedalearth.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/paper2.pdf

    And generally on the point of how much ACO2 contributes to CO2 increase:

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281111296_RESPONSIVENESS_OF_ATMOSPHERIC_CO2_TO_ANTHROPOGENIC_EMISSIONS_A_NOTE

  191. Infidel Tiger

    JC you are so out of touch with the working class and real life I may as well talk to Monty about nutrition and getting a six pack.

    The experiment with market fundamentalism, off shoring, outsourcing, downsizing etc has failed specatacularly. All it has done is gut the middle class and create a cataclysmic gulf that threatens to tear every single country apart from within.

    It’s a disaster. Thankfully it is over and millions of wall st types are about to get it, bigly.

  192. Memoryvault

    Can someone refresh my memory?

    Forget it, Zulu. Arma is beyond redemption tonight.
    So come, eat, drink, and be merry (or Mary, if you prefer), for tomorrow we may die.

    Cheers.

  193. JC

    What’s Happening?

    If Trump gets the wall up and or stems the flow, a major part of the problem would be solved on the illegal side. I would bet that after that most of the illegals who have been there for a long time will be regularized. The Ergas piece recites recent research that the illegal are about 22 million. Fucccckkk!

  194. RobK

    I think there’s a place for both forms of retail.
    I think that’s right. The logical next step is taking the service to the customer. Not unlike street vendors of old in some (narrow) respects. Should work in heavily populated areas well. Even the trend to get service from bricks and mortar should stem the flow to online buying. The disappointment from some of the Asian dispatches has over valued the low price point by delivering useless rubbish, at times.

  195. Armadillo

    Something’s happening. But what?

    The conclusion of the data is wrong. If they bothered to look at the upper quintile rather than the lower quintile, it’s not too hard to work out.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So come, eat, drink, and be merry (or Mary, if you prefer), for tomorrow we may die.

    Hang on – talk of lipstick and high heels was how all this got started?

  197. Armadillo

    Arma is beyond redemption tonight.

    It’s only early. Let’s wait this out.

  198. Westie Woman

    Happy New Year to all

    We’ve just had a couple of days in Canberra – so we did the Canberra history tour ( my old schools Yarralumla Primary and Telopea Park High and my old house – yes I grew up there)

    We saw the Summernats parade down Northbourne Ave and we toured the wonderful Australian War Memorial

    The highlight for me was the Rome exhibition at the Australian Museum – being an ancient history can this wonderful exhibition was brilliant – 200 pieces brought out from the British museum and set out in a great display – I recommend this for any of you with an interest in Roman history – worth the trip to Canberra !

  199. zyconoclast

    Baldrick
    #2899492, posted on January 5, 2019 at 7:33 pm
    I doubt McGrath gets paid anything but it’s top heavy with bureaucrats.
    This article suggests they spend less than 9¢ in the dollar on programs.

    It says it spent 9¢ in the dollar on fund raising.

    The National Heart Foundation raised more than $51 million in 2012, but spent more than $20 million on fund-raising, $8 million more than it put towards research. Other revenue went towards health programs.

    At the opposite end of the spectrum, global charity World Vision spent 11¢ in the dollar on fund-raising, the McGrath Foundation spent 9¢ and the humanitarian arm of the Red Cross spent 4¢.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    Used to love Amazon, now I hope Bezos becomes an intergalactic fuck toy for voracious alien perverts …

    … who hijack Elon Musk and Richard Branson spacecraft for the final leg of the journey and crash-land them into George Soros’ uninsured house.

  201. Memoryvault

    Hang on – talk of lipstick and high heels was how all this got started?

    True.
    That’s why I was trying to be inclusive.
    I’m now convinced Arma is secretly yearning for a combat capable faggot in stilettos.
    His lack of success is why he is being so bitter and vocal about it.

  202. Tel

    The experiment with market fundamentalism, off shoring, outsourcing, downsizing etc has failed specatacularly.

    Nonsense. It’s broken the back of the US workers unions… which was the design. Probably a good thing too.

    All it has done is gut the middle class and create a cataclysmic gulf that threatens to tear every single country apart from within.

    It’s produced some wealthy Chinamen, and delivered cheap phones to the whole world. Cheap cars too if you don’t count the tax.

  203. DrBeauGan

    I liked the name of the latest defender of the company that upset my inner child:

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Xiaomi Customer Support. I am Harsh and sorry to know that you are facing issue with your device.

    I would like to inform you that if you wish to use the bip smartwatch you need to create the Mi Account and login in the account with the credentials.

    Hope the above information helps you. For any further query, feel free to contact us.

    Regards,

    Harsh

    Xiaomi Customer Support

    Reply:

    I Am not facing issues with the device. I am facing issues with your company for forcing me to register with you before I can use it.

    When I bought the device there was no warning or caveat to say I would have to register with you slime-balls before I could use it. You have cheated me out of the cost of the watch. I intend to let everyone on the internet find out how useless you are.

  204. Infidel Tiger

    This is another point we must confront: why are law abiding workers unions a bad thing?

    We need to question much of the past 3 decades of rot we have been fed.

  205. Armadillo

    His lack of success is why he is being so bitter and vocal about it

    Hardly.

  206. Memoryvault

    Not to mention being in denial.

  207. Memoryvault

    why are law abiding workers unions a bad thing?

    They aren’t.
    Which is why it’s a pity we don’t seem to have any.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    This is another point we must confront: why are law abiding workers unions a bad thing?

    I just watched a show about Pope John Paul II.
    The Polish Solidarity movement had it’s roots as a shipyard workers union (illegal at that).
    But I don’t see much Lech Walesa in John Setka.

  209. Tel

    Dillo has a point. You guys are getting muddled between the defence force you remember from half a century ago through the soft focus of beer and whisky. As opposed to what is now simply a government department with career opportunities for those who can navigate PC culture.

    Digging up some grizzled old roughneck sharpshooters from the back of the pub won’t bring those two worlds back together.

  210. Fisky

    We need to question much of the past 3 decades of rot we have been fed.

    The whole neo-liberalism thing was a massive bait and switch by the banks and the big corporations. The purpose of the phony ‘reforms’ was never to shrink government but rather to break the back of the white working class, the only political force that genuinely scares the elite.

  211. Infidel Tiger

    We could have law abiding uniions, but we have one insane party that demands low wages, high house prices, unfettered immigration, outsourcing, offshoring and hollowing out of the middle class dead against them.

    We must question everything. Drinking gin helps.

  212. Snoopy

    At the opposite end of the spectrum, global charity World Vision spent 11¢ in the dollar on fund-raising, the McGrath Foundation spent 9¢

    That’s rubbish. And meaningless. What counts is what’s raised and what is actually spent on programs. Curiously, the McGrath Foundation 2017 annual report is currently offline.

  213. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As opposed to what is now simply a government department with career opportunities for those who can navigate PC culture.

    “The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground, to repel attack, by night or day, regardless of season, weather or terrain.”

    I’m sorry, could you point me in the direction of any other Government department, with a similar mission statement?

  214. Leigh Lowe

    We must question everything. Drinking gin helps.

    Oh Jesus!
    Gin?
    Get back on the Swan Special Light before all is lost.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    What if everything you believed until recently was wrong?

    Far out. I have 4 litres of duty free gin. What have you got?

  216. Snoopy

    IT thinks with his dick. He gets the hots for AOC and next thing he’s gone all Bolshie.

  217. mh

    Dems Gone Wild

    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) declared, “We will not support a wall.”

    Cardin said, “We’re prepared to talk with the president as to what we need for border security. We will not support a wall. Because the experts tell us the wall is a waste of money, and it detracts from dollars being available for real border security. So, we need to talk about how we can make our border safer, and yes, Democrats and Republicans can come to an agreement on that. But it’s unclear whether the president’s interested in that, or is just interested in his wall.”

    Of course walls never work. 🤦‍♂️ 🤦‍♀️

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  218. BrettW

    Interesting link put up by IT about Amazon. Have never bought from them and never will.

    The company wants to get all US Government purchases go through its online system. How could any Government consider getting involved with a company notorious for its tax avoidance ?

    They are a major job killer worldwide. Not to mention they are involved in Cloud storage and facial recognition technology etc.

    Now I am sure there are many here who like their variety and service etc but personally I would like them to crash and burn.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    I’d bone that big titted bitch but make no mistake she is a globalist knob gobbler.

    What’s bolshie about wanting to smash corporatism, jail bankers and free the middle class?

  220. Snoopy

    How could any Government consider getting involved with a company notorious for its tax avoidance ?

    Because the largest shareholder in Amazon owns the Washington Post?

  221. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Far out. I have 4 litres of duty free gin. What have you got?

    I’ve had a windfall. A bottle of Aardberg.

  222. Memoryvault

    As opposed to what is now simply a government department with career opportunities for those who can navigate PC culture.

    Tel, I can only repeat what I said to Arma much earlier today. It has ever been thus.

    Go read the fate under Queen Elizabeth, of many of the ordinary seamen who were responsible for the defeat the Spanish Armada. Or, if you’re not into ancient history, go read the trials and tribulations of getting the Owen machine gun into production during WWII.

    It went on to become one of the most popular, and sought after, light weapons up to, and including the Vietnam War. It was nearly prevented from ever going into production.

    Us old salts and diggers aren’t merely playing at being armchair warriors. We are telling it like is, and was, and will be again, if and when the need arises.

  223. mh

    Infidel Tiger
    #2899613, posted on January 5, 2019 at 11:01 pm
    I’d bone that big titted bitch …

    Face down, ass up?

  224. Infidel Tiger

    Gotta put her face down. She has the snaggle tooth.

  225. jupes

    Do you believe that the Australian military has been hijacked by the left?

    Of course. How could anyone dispute it? The ADF rivals the universities and the Greens as the most left wing organisation in the country.

  226. DrBeauGan

    “The role of the infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground, to repel attack, by night or day, regardless of season, weather or terrain.”

    I’m sorry, could you point me in the direction of any other Government department, with a similar mission statement?

    I hate to break it to you zulu, but that’s the old, obsolete, politically incorrect mission statement. The current one focusses on inclusiveness to the lgbqixyz community. And sports.

  227. RobK

    Get back on the Swan Special Light before all is lost.
    You can’t wish that on anyone. It’s not right.

  228. JC

    Rooster

    You wouldn’t have enough money to buy anything from Amazon. But more to the point, Artie put up a twitter feed making all these accusations. As far as I’m aware most of US federal procurement is done through an open and transparent bidding process except for when the US government wants to suck up to small business in which case they limit bidding according various metrics used to keep big business out.
    Why would you believe that twitter feed is telling us how it really is?

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I hate to break it to you zulu, but that’s the old, obsolete, politically incorrect mission statement. The current one focusses on inclusiveness to the lgbqixyz community. And sports.

    It goes back a few years, but somebody posted a Royal Australian Air Force recruiting advertisement, with the comment that they may well have been advertising ladies sanitary products – all soft and cuddly..

  230. Memoryvault

    The current one focusses on inclusiveness to the lgbqixyz community. And sports.

    And when war comes again, as it inevitably will, just how long do you think that will last, when the bullets start flying, Dr BeauGan?

  231. Infidel Tiger

    All I care about is the truth Jc.

    We have traded a functioning society for cheap dildos and fake vomit.

  232. JC

    Who’s responsible for his military tourettes outbreak this evening? You know you’re not supposed to post anything about the military after 6 pm, which is he starts drinking and goes spastic.

    This just makes it harder in therapy.

  233. jupes

    And when war comes again, as it inevitably will, just how long do you think that will last, when the bullets start flying, Dr BeauGan?

    If it is an existential war it will be too late. We will have lost.

  234. Snoopy

    And when war comes again, as it inevitably will, just how long do you think that will last, when the bullets start flying, Dr BeauGan?

    It will be all over before anyone gets around to reviewing the mission statement.

  235. DrBeauGan

    Memoryvault
    #2899626, posted on January 5, 2019 at 11:27 pm
    The current one focusses on inclusiveness to the lgbqixyz community. And sports.

    And when war comes again, as it inevitably will, just how long do you think that will last, when the bullets start flying, Dr BeauGan?

    Until after we have signed the surrender documents.

  236. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Great support coming from all sides for Border Security (including Wall) on our very dangerous Southern Border. Teams negotiating this weekend! Washington Post and NBC reporting of events, including Fake sources, has been very inaccurate (to put it mildly)!

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