Open Forum: January 5, 2019

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  1. Memoryvault

    self-driving trucks will be banned in the non-competitive shithole union caliphate of Australiastan

    Anybody want to bet against it happening first under a Liberal government?
    They are Big Unions’ bestest friend.

  2. egg_

    I have been in a fully laden passenger aircraft that was struck by lightning just as it was about to land in a heavy cross-wind, and the engines cut out. Over the next 30 seconds or so the two pilots justified their existence, while the rest of us suddenly found God.

    Last Ansett flight of the night Melbourne – Sydney, reached cruising altitude and some fwit must have flicked a power bus switch that killed the entire aircraft for about 30 seconds – stony silence from all in the cabin – including the cabin staff, even the chatty tossers were strangely silent.

    No subsequent incident reports online.

  3. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2899962, posted on January 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I have been in a fully laden passenger aircraft that was struck by lightning just as it was about to land in a heavy cross-wind, and the engines cut out. Over the next 30 seconds or so the two pilots justified their existence, while the rest of us suddenly found God.

    Pilots will be around for a while yet.

    MV, you couldn’t get one more in favour of automation than me.
    But not just for the sake of it.

    But I see some peeps have stars in their eyes when it comes to computer control, I don’t.

  4. Mark A

    Oh come on
    #2899961, posted on January 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Why don’t you like people?

    Why do you like small talk?

    OCO I like people, I like small talk, making a compliment of the hairdo of a checkout chick, if sincere, makes both of us feel good.

    Sometimes we find people like you and then it backfires, still worth taking the risk.

  5. Oh come on

    sometimes we find people

    Speak for yourself, Mark. Your need to indicate you have allies makes you look insecure.

  6. John Constantine

    The rail basin project hasn’t had its test because the grain season failed in so many areas, we live in hope it might be an improvement.

    Their shorten has outright declared that one of the first payoffs to his supporters will be an unswerving introduction of safe trucking legislation, where freight rates will become centrally planned, so every consumer of logistics will be effectively taxed to pay for compliance departments in big truck donor companies [ unionised].

    Maybe higher trucking rates will help rail competitiveness, maybe not.

    If the full intention is to create an all powerfull australian teamsters union, setting its own tax rates and driving all competition out of the market through State compliance officers, then rail will not be allowed to undercut this plan.

    Shorten has promised to legislate to raise the cost of trucking in australia until it is high enough to support the new requirements for compliance and regulation.

  7. Oh come on

    Nice one, Barry.

    And Hills. “We came, we saw, he they died cackle cackle cackle”

    Never fear, m0nty will be by soon to draw some false equivalence and use it to accuse you of hypocrisy.

  8. Mark A

    Oh come on
    #2899985, posted on January 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    sometimes we find people

    Speak for yourself, Mark. Your need to indicate you have allies makes you look insecure.

    Que?
    Now you are querying a figure of speech?
    How is JC today?

  9. mh

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    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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  10. Oh come on

    Now you are querying a figure of speech?

    I tell you what. You stop being an objectionable jerk, and I’ll stop querying your Freudian slips.

  11. egg_

    I see some peeps have stars in their eyes when it comes to computer control

    Fly/drive by wire has been with us for some time – that you have full control is an illusion.

    Electronic throttle, servo brakes*… now electronic steering and even electronic clutch pedal and “flappy paddle”auto mode is still a drive by wire request for a gear.

    Navigation mated with vehicle control seems the scary issue for most of us, but it can currently be overridden.

    *VSS and ABS governs final application of the brakes.

    GM Super Cruise:

  12. C.L.

    When Frogs Attack.

    That bloke is a born leader.
    He took charge there and pushed back the enemy using nothing but supreme confidence.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Breaking news, in the Oz, says Senator Anning sent the bill to attend THAT protest in Melbourne to the taxpayers..

  14. JC

    That’s really neat, Egg. Again, it shows how technology complements human interaction. It doesn’t eliminate it at all.

  15. C.L.

    Makes you wonder how often this happens …
    An extraordinary legal case in Britain:

    Millionaire reveals shattering moment a doctor told him he COULDN’T be the father of three adored boys he had raised for 21 years because he had been infertile since birth.

    She fleeced him for a £4million settlement when they were divorced.

    A devoted father has revealed he discovered the three sons he had raised for more than 20 years were not his when doctors told him he had been infertile since birth.

    Now Richard Mason’s ex-wife has been ordered to pay him £250,000 following an extraordinary legal case that has allowed her to keep the identity of the real father a secret.

    Devastated Mr Mason never doubted he was the boys’ biological dad until two years ago when he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis – an inherited disease which prevents male sufferers from fathering children naturally.

    DNA and other tests later confirmed beyond doubt that the businessman has no biological link to his eldest, now 23, and his 19-year-old twins, throwing his life – and his relationship with them – into turmoil.

    Um, and the other £3.75 million?

  16. JC

    How is JC today?

    I’m good, Mark. Just about to have lunch. Why do you ask?

  17. Roger

    Breaking news, in the Oz, says Senator Anning sent the bill to attend THAT protest in Melbourne to the taxpayers..

    Well, it makes a pleasant change from charging us to attend the football and the cricket.

  18. rickw

    But I see some peeps have stars in their eyes when it comes to computer control, I don’t.

    Scada system not communicating with Pac Scan, displayed valve positions not representative of actual valve status in the field. Multiple resets and Scada still not talking to Pac Scan. Manual reset of IP’s, connection finally re-established. Yikes. All on stuff that is sitting in an air conditioned room fed via UPS, not belting down a highway at 100km/hr.

  19. Mark A

    JC
    #2900005, posted on January 6, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    How is JC today?

    I’m good, Mark. Just about to have lunch. Why do you ask?

    Oh, no special reason, as I said, I like people, and haven’t seen you around so I thought I ask.
    Glad you are fine.

    Enjoy your day, unfortunately I can’t sleep for some reason so I try to stay up all night and see if
    I can return to a normal sleep routine.

  20. The ABC giving Phelps a platform this morning.

    Dr. Phelps gave a yelp
    The Nazis are here again
    She’s got a couple of clinics
    It’s for the poor folk she’s in it
    And not for the capital gain.

  21. JC

    Mark

    If you can’t sleep get on a course of sleeping pills, just to break the habit. But on try it for a few days only. Other than that. I’ve been watching Gomorrah on Netlflix, which has the first season. It’s really good, so you can watch that if you’re nocturnal.

  22. mh

    Cummins out.

    Expect the follow on.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Makes you wonder how often this happens …
    An extraordinary legal case in Britain:

    From memory, there was a similar case in Australia a few years ago – father had the child DNA tested, found out he wasn’t the biological father, and was suing the mother for all the child support he’d paid. FemoNazi’s were screaming that it was a breach of the child’s rights to be DNA tested. Again from memory, in one out of every four cases where the child was so tested, the “father” was not the biological father.

  24. egg_

    belting down a highway at 100km/hr.

    With each individual cylinder’s air-to-fuel ratio monitored and adjusted many times per individual piston stroke, as if it were in slo mo.

    It’s a long way since the days of Arky’s Model A.

  25. JC

    Ronery, I’m not trying to sound harsh, but in view of your problem with the cheating former wife from a while ago you told us about, did you have DNA tests?

  26. Memoryvault

    Cummins out.

    Who is “Cummins” and where did he / she go?

  27. Mark A

    Beware of insomniacs. (even the temp. ones)

    A new definition of PC, or one I never heard of.
    Q: What is PC?
    A: Giving up your own opinion to please assholes.

  28. Old School Conservative

    Well, it makes a pleasant change from charging us to attend the football and the cricket.

    …and going whale watching, or taking the bride-to-be all around the sights of Europe, or flying to the Gold Coast to check your investment properties.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    I regret nothing and in fact reiterate everything.

  30. Mater

    Makes you wonder how often this happens …
    An extraordinary legal case in Britain:

    Millionaire reveals shattering moment a doctor told him he COULDN’T be the father of three adored boys he had raised for 21 years because he had been infertile since birth.

    The same the world over. From CL’s link:

    Two days later, after being confronted by her son, Kate phoned Richard and admitted she had been seeing a man in an on-off affair during their 20-year marriage, but refused point-blank to name him.

    She said he was a member of Barclays’ staff and that they met in a London hotel from time to time on overnight trips she attended as a union official.

  31. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2900030, posted on January 6, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I regret nothing and in fact reiterate everything.

    Yes you do or otherwise, you wouldn’t say this. You feel a little guilty.

  32. egg_

    it shows how technology complements human interaction.

    Perzackery.
    Too many OHS incidents – Automate! Automate! Automate! in best Dalek voice.

    Hence, Squalid thinks drones are “cheating” – no flesh bags to mutilate and torture, OM?

  33. Mark A

    From my motel room this morning.
    Winter in Europe, give us some of that 42 C from Melbourne yesterday.

  34. Fisky

    This idiot has locked a generation out of property ownership through his Big Australia ponzi policies and now he wants to lecture us on mutual respect. Fuck off and die.

    Scott Morrison
    @ScottMorrisonMP
    [2/2] Australia is the most successful migrant country in the world. This has been achieved by showing respect for each other, our laws and values and maintaining sensible immigration policies. Let’s keep it that way, it makes Australia stronger.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    The neoliberal world order is over.

    Righteousness looms.

    Banksters, globalists and property developers are going to know the barb of Satan’s cock.

  36. JC

    Fisky

    Turn it off. Morrison’s been in the job for a couple of months.

  37. egg_

    it shows how technology complements human interaction.

    Like the “third umpire” in Sports?

  38. Des Deskperson

    ‘Well, it makes a pleasant change from charging us to attend the football and the cricket.’

    I’m by no means an expert on the definition of official travel for MPs or the rules surrounding it, but unless Senator Anning had other Parliamentary business in Melbourne at the time, I’m struggling to see how a Queensland Senator’s attendance at a demonstration in Victoria with which he has no formal political affiliation can be classed as official – and therefore taxpayer-funded – travel.

    That’s assuming, of course, that the Oz claims are true.

  39. John Constantine

    Interesting story floating around is that crony Big Truck companies, once safe trucks legislation comes in will begin charging by the hour for loading and unloading, as well as charging per kilometer for transport.

    Grain loading speeds, livestock loading speeds to all come under pressure. Is it safe to rush when you are being charged seven or eight dollars a minute?.

    No competition and the union sets all charges, take it or leave it.

    Comrades

  40. Roger

    Australia is the most successful migrant country in the world. This has been achieved by showing respect for each other, our laws and values…

    You don’t say. But it’s the migrants – many of them refugees admitted out of grace – who don’t reflect those virtues but instead run amok and make life miserable for others that people are angry about, you nincompooop.

  41. Infidel Tiger

    The return to righteousness will begin with the return of localism.

    You will all once again know the name of your shopkeepers, butchers, Baker, buttplug maker… the days of brutalist laissez faire destructivism are ending.

  42. Infidel Tiger

    Worst team ever.

  43. Memoryvault

    The neoliberal world order is over.
    Righteousness looms.

    Absolutely true, IT.
    But not before an extended period of pain.
    I’m not sure how well Australia will weather it.

  44. P

    mh #2899991, posted on January 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    AP-NORC POLL: “Immigration among the top concerns in 2019.” People want to stop drugs and criminals at the Border. Want Border Security! Tell the Dems to do the inevitable now, rather than later. The wait is costly and dangerous!

    THE WALL IS COMING

  45. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2900045, posted on January 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    The return to righteousness will begin with the return of localism.

    You will all once again know the name of your shopkeepers, butchers, Baker, buttplug maker… the days of brutalist laissez faire destructivism are ending.

    Of course, Faulthead sees recruitment potential.

    Memoryvault
    #2900047, posted on January 6, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    The neoliberal world order is over.
    Righteousness looms.

    Absolutely true, IT.
    But not before an extended period of pain.
    I’m not sure how well Australia will weather it.

    But, who is really recruiting who here?

  46. Mindfree
    #2899963, posted on January 6, 2019 at 12:44 pm
    John C and Farmer Gez

    I am reading that the Murray Basin rail project is a botched operation by the comrades and running behind schedule due poor costings, project management failings and contractual problems and even where rail deliveries such as the Ararat to Maryborough line have occurred there are speed restrictions down to 40km/h

    The rest of it Merbein, Sea Lake, Manangatang and Piangil lines are still to be completed and the cost blowouts will be significant – another stuff up by Allen and Donnellan (I noticed Jacinta Allen has had her role broken into two ministries)

    Is this having an impact by additional road trains that you refer to or do you have any comment since you guys are in that area

    Poor quality work on track standardisation meant many rail welds split when the cold weather hit and the steel shrunk. New line with fresh ballast takes a while to bed down.
    The whole system sounds good on paper but there is a lack of flexibility to rail that will always give road trucks the edge.
    Mine to port works well.
    Farm to warehouse, processor, wholesaler, supermarket or export makes rail to static. If you have to unload from rail to truck, you may as well stick it on the truck in the first place

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s assuming, of course, that the Oz claims are true.

    St Kilda rally: Fraser Anning billed taxpayers for attending

    Ben Packham
    Political Reporter
    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    30 minutes ago January 6, 2019

    Fraser Anning says he billed taxpayers for flights and a Comcar ride to attend yesterday’s far-right rally in Melbourne, where he joined neo-Nazi activists in condemning Sudanese immigrants.

    The independent Senator said the trip represented official parliamentary business, declaring “I didn’t go there for a picnic”.

    “I wasn’t going down there for fun. I travelled down there representing the people of Queensland,” he said.

    “A lot of them are very concerned about what is happening in Melbourne because now it is spreading to Queensland.

    “We’re having these Sudanese gangs belting people up and robbing old ladies and things like that here in Queensland. A lot of that is as a result that nothing has been done to the people down there (in Melbourne).

    Senator Anning said he flew from Brisbane to Melbourne, returning the same day, charging the flights to taxpayers.

    He also caught a Comcar from Melbourne Airport to St Kilda Beach, where he joined convicted extremist Blair Cottrell, head of the far right United Patriots Front, in protesting against “garbage like these Sudanese thugs”.

    He said he believed the spending was justified but would consult parliamentary authorities on the legitimacy of the claim when parliament resumed.

  48. Tailgunner

    http://www.leparisien.fr/politique/benja…981473.php
    Benjamin Griveaux evacuated from his offices after a violent intrusion

    Individuals have “broken down the door” with a construction machine.
    Big scare for Benjamin Thrushes. According to our information, the government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux had to be evacuated this Saturday after an intrusion into the offices of his State Secretariat on rue de Grenelle.

    According to a witness on site, “around 4:30 p.m., about 15 people, some dressed in black, others with a yellow vest, broke down the ministry’s door with a construction machine. »

    The intruders entered the courtyard, attacked vehicles and quickly left. The Secretary of State and his staff have been taken to safety.

    The site also houses the Ministry of Parliamentary Relations. But according to our information, intrusion attempts are also taking place in other ministries

    Welcome to the party, pal!

  49. JC

    The intervention begins and of course, we know where it ends up.

    In an effort to “combat the opioid crisis” in America, Congress is calling for a slate of governmental interventions that have been tried, tested, and shown to cause more harm. In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed 50 bills, with more to come, that throw billions of dollars at already rich universities, hand responsibility for determining addiction treatment procedures to the federal government, and allow the U.S. attorney general to ban vaguely defined substances, among many other clumsy actions. Too much of the new legislation is grounded in the “overprescription” hypothesis, which blames the current unprecedented rates of overdose on an expansion in the number of opioid prescriptions that began in the 1990s. The consensus around this theory has prompted Congress to further restrict opioid prescription access.

    Read on.
    https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/18/congress-needs-an-opioid-inter

  50. Fisky

    Wow the Yellow Vests are using forklifts to smash into banks! Vive the French! It is time to topple the neoliberal order!

  51. mh

    You will all once again know the name of your shopkeepers, butchers, Baker, buttplug maker…

    The buttplug maker? Really? So the Greens will be taking over then.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    Forklifts of Righteousness!

    Charge!

  53. JC

    Rones.

    Stop pretending you haven’t see the question asked of you and answer it. Did you have doubts and how did you deal with it? Share with us, Rones because you’re among friends and it will keep you away from touretting.

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Catherine McBride
    Catherine McBride
    @CeeMacBee
    ·
    Jan 3
    20 years of the Euro:
    Greece has witnessed a bigger fall in output, and for longer, than the US in the 1930s (IMF).
    Italy’s economy is no larger than it was 20 years ago.
    But Germany’s trade surplus, is more than 8% of its GDP.

    Let it burn.

  55. BrettW

    2GB covering the St Kilda protest.

    Unfortunately having Nazi salutes and Qld Senator using travel allowance has become the story rather than the protest against African gangs.

    If it was genuine locals protesting would be much better.

    If SHY does not like Govt accepting Annings vote how did she react to Gillard happily accepting Craig Thompson’s vote.

  56. woolfe

    I hope the forklift operators are cert 2 qualified and wearing their seat belts?

  57. vr

    Indians are better team, IT. And to top it off, they have better hair too.

  58. Roger

    Via Reuters:

    “Faced with record low popularity ratings, Macron is expected soon to set out his plans for the coming months. These include a nationwide debate on ecological, fiscal and institutional questions, the results of which he says will feed into policy.”

    If this is the best he can offer, Micron would be well advised to keep the helicopter on stand by.

  59. JC

    You will all once again know the name of your shopkeepers, butchers, Baker, buttplug maker…

    Funny as. About an 1 1/2 ago I went to Prahran market with wifey. We went to the butcher’s we use and because the place was quiet, started up a conversation with butcher/owner. He lived very close to where I grew up until about a year ago and now lives near the beach close to his grand kids. He wears a thick gold chain around his neck.
    He cuts my cut perfectly. I can’t stand chucks of thick meat , except in a NYC Steakhouse and he cuts it just right in thinner slices for me.

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Ned Ryun
    Ned Ryun
    @nedryun
    ·
    Jan 5
    Ford cancels Mexico plant, expands U.S. factory and adds 700 jobs.

    Neoliberalists hardest hit!

  61. Infidel Tiger

    Indians are better team, IT. And to top it off, they have better hair too.

    Way better team.

    India’s pace bowlers are ridiculously good.

    Pant has the best hair in the world.

  62. JC

    Jan 3
    20 years of the Euro:
    Greece has witnessed a bigger fall in output, and for longer, than the US in the 1930s (IMF).
    Italy’s economy is no larger than it was 20 years ago.
    But Germany’s trade surplus, is more than 8% of its GDP.

    Let it burn.

    That’s purely a Euro problem. Southern Europe was institutionally never prepared for a hard currency.

  63. JC

    Roger,

    Macron gets around 23% support in the polls. In the three way tussle, which is what the next election will be, he most certainly is not out of contention.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    It’s all unravelling before your eyes JC.

    Deep down you know they are coming for anyone who has ever worked on Wall St.

    I will do my best to protect you, but the mob is savage.

  65. Tucker Carlson’s monologue, which begins with a savage beating of Romney, is right over the target.

  66. mh

    I hope India continue to treat the Test series in Australia as seriously as this one.

    Well done, India.

  67. JC

    Deep down you know they are coming for anyone who has ever worked on Wall St.

    I will do my best to protect you, but the mob is savage.

    Bane courts?

    Artie, are you wearing the mask?

  68. egg_

    Wow the Yellow Vests are using forklifts to smash into banks! Vive the French! It is time to topple the neoliberal order!

    The Paris Agreement!

  69. BrettW

    Callers into 2GB all in favour of the protest so far.

  70. feelthebern

    Careful DB, since Tucker made some stupid comments re automated trucks, he is persona non grata around these parts.

  71. Old School Conservative

    JC I’m enjoying your spacechooking and passive aggressive interactions with the invisible “Rones”.
    Keep up the good work.
    (sarc off)

  72. feelthebern

    Melbourne is a poor imitation of Sydney.
    St Kilda was about 2% of Cronulla.
    Sad.

  73. Memoryvault

    Wow the Yellow Vests are using forklifts to smash into banks! Vive the French! It is time to topple the neoliberal order!

    I wonder how many working guillotines there still are, around Paris?

  74. Infidel Tiger

    Carlson’s comments were not stupid about automated trucks.

    He merely asked how would we would deal with the human cost of millions of Americans being put out of work?

    “Learn coding” “open a whale massage parlour”

  75. Sinclair Davidson

    Tucker Carlson? That moron was singing Ralph Nader’s praises late last year.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    Ralph Nader is a great man.

    Consumer rights must be protected.

  77. P

    Pictures: Yellow Vests Return to Paris to Protest Macron’s Globalist Government

  78. Sinclair Davidson

    … they have better hair too.

    Hair is over-rated.

  79. feelthebern

    Really, must have missed that.

  80. feelthebern

    Tucker has been the only anti-war voice on Fox for years. Tick.
    Tucker has Glenn Greenwald on a lot. Tick.
    But, obviously, he is not perfect.

    Who would you prefer, Tucker or O’Reilly?

  81. feelthebern

    The Aussie punter for the Seahawks is kicking the ball too far.
    Yes, that is a thing.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    I was a boy, ‘Dad we need a third political party.’ He said to me, ‘I’ll settle for a second.’

    – Ralph Nader

    Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.

    – Ralph Nader

    Yes he’s also an environmental loon, but he is dead right about so much.

  83. Memoryvault

    “Learn coding” “open a whale massage parlour”

    In the past I would have flippantly suggested they can all go serve burgers at Makka’s.
    However, after revelations here this morning, it appears those jobs are disappearing too.

  84. Mark A

    Sinclair Davidson
    #2900088, posted on January 6, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    … they have better hair too.

    Hair is over-rated.

    Ask stimpy. Not according to him.

  85. feelthebern

    JC, why do you like the steakette?
    Nothing beats a big, thick steak on the BBQ.

  86. Nick

    If it was genuine locals protesting would be much better.

    Yep. However, the reasons as to why this didn’t happen say a lot about modern Australia

  87. Tel

    Yes he’s also an environmental loon, but he is dead right about so much.

    Nader should be seen as a hero. He saved the world from President Al Gore.

    Then again, he gave us dubbya, so only half a hero.

  88. Infidel Tiger

    Gore would have been much better

    Bush is the most destructive leader since Hitler.

  89. 132andBush

    Tucker Carlson? That moron was singing Ralph Nader’s praises late last year.

    At least he wasn’t singing Malcolm Turnbulls

  90. egg_

    “Learn coding” “open a whale massage parlour”

    In the past I would have flippantly suggested they can all go serve burgers at Makka’s.
    However, after revelations here this morning, it appears those jobs are disappearing too.

    Get a job servicing Maccas burger bots.

    Flippy lost his job because he was too fast for his human counterparts.

  91. EvilElvis

    Ignore the ignorant Easterner, Elvis.
    I just checked, and Little Creatures is still thriving down Freo.
    There’s hope for Mankind yet.

    Haha, no, no MV. It’s always refreshing to be reminded of our place from our eastern states betters. What with laying around on these pristine beaches not getting beaten up by African gangs and all.

  92. Tel

    “Learn coding” “open a whale massage parlour”

    It’s the people I see who are learning to code right now that makes me 100% confident I’m never need to worry about a working self driving truck in my lifetime. Proper engineers with a level head, logical mind, and the ability to assess information are being kicked in the arse for not being politically correct enough (think James Damore for example).

    Think of it like what’s happening inside the ADF but now translate that to other engineering where the same forces are at work. The ADF is systematically removing people who want to fight, while other parts of the economy are removing people who want to analyze problems and get to an understanding of how the universe operates.

  93. vr

    Hair is over-rated.

    You would say that, Sinc.

  94. Snoopy

    Coding won’t improve until limits are put on memory.

  95. Mindfree

    Poor quality work on track standardisation meant many rail welds split when the cold weather hit and the steel shrunk. New line with fresh ballast takes a while to bed down.
    The whole system sounds good on paper but there is a lack of flexibility to rail that will always give road trucks the edge.
    Mine to port works well.
    Farm to warehouse, processor, wholesaler, supermarket or export makes rail to static. If you have to unload from rail to truck, you may as well stick it on the truck in the first place

    Got it Farmer G – thanks

    Seems like a gigantic waste of taxpayer’s money brought to you by the hunchback of Victoria and his incompetent airheads

  96. Siltstone

    At least he wasn’t singing Malcolm Turnbulls

    Indeed!
    Where is Sinclairs love interest? Has Malcolm tweeted any bile in the past few days?

  97. Rockdoctor

    Tell me you are going to fly one when no flesh and bone sits up front.
    If they still have to be there then it’s only a sophisticated cruise control.

    I have been in a fully laden passenger aircraft that was struck by lightning just as it was about to land in a heavy cross-wind, and the engines cut out. Over the next 30 seconds or so the two pilots justified their existence, while the rest of us suddenly found God.

    Pilots will be around for a while yet.

    Agreed & I give you QF72.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas_Flight_72

  98. Memoryvault

    What with laying around on these pristine beaches . . .

    Have mercy, Elvis.
    Cruel and unusual punishment has been abolished under several international agreements.

  99. Fisky

    Wow, Yellow Vests charging and kicking the shit out of the riot police! Soon it will be the bankers’ turn!

    https://twitter.com/armani_salado/status/1081572485764710402

  100. calli

    Hair is over-rated.

    No it is not!

    Just put on a floor show for the neighbours – “found” a wasp’s nest whilst pruning in the front yard.

    Thank goodness for my head of lush locks – the mongrels stung me everywhere else, including through my shirt. Woman squealing and war dancing and waving her arms around brandishing secateurs at the air.

    #savagegarden

  101. Tel

    The whole system sounds good on paper but there is a lack of flexibility to rail that will always give road trucks the edge.

    Rail would win if not for the “Hold Up Problem” which comes down to the unions and property rights.

    With trucks you have a system where investment in one truck gives a bit of return, investment in two trucks gives a bit more return. If one driver goes on strike that’s one truck out of action but you still have the others.

    With rail you first have to put down huge investment. It’s useless building a little bit of rail, you need the whole lot end to end. Once you have built all that rail, you then need plenty of rolling stock so that’s even more investment. Because of the way the system is highly interlinked, a strike can bring the entire thing to a standstill. Thus, the union can “Hold You Up” just like a stage coach and devalue the investment. Since every investor knows they are likely to get knackered they refuse to invest, which means only government money is available and that also will get held up, but government doesn’t care because other people’s money.

    So the only way rail can win is if somehow you figure out a way to make sure it’s impossible to hold the infrastructure investment to ransom. One possible option is what NSW is attempting which is run everything on robots from a central control room. I guess we will see how that works.

  102. Fisky

    Noga Tarnopolsky

    Verified account

    @NTarnopolsky
    10h10 hours ago
    More Noga Tarnopolsky Retweeted Alejo Schapire
    Police had to evacuate Benjamin Griveaux, President Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman, after #GiletsJaunes invaded the ministry in which he was spending his Saturday. Follow this thread for graphic vids of rioting all over #France.

  103. JC

    JC, why do you like the steakette?
    Nothing beats a big, thick steak on the BBQ.

    It’s probably harking back to my young days. Mum would only grill very thin meat. I just prefer it that way now. Also, it’s very hard to grill a thick steak that’s consistent. Also. I don’t like rare steak that’s also mooing.

  104. egg_

    On 27 December 2008, a Qantas A330-300 aircraft operating from Perth to Singapore was involved in an occurrence approximately 260 nautical miles (480 km) north-west of Perth and 350 nautical miles (650 km) south of Learmonth Airport at 1729 WST while flying at 36,000 feet. The autopilot disconnected and the crew received an alert indicating a problem with ADIRU Number 1. The crew actioned the revised procedure released by Airbus after the earlier accident and returned to Perth uneventfully. The ATSB included the incident in their existing accident investigation of Flight 72.[24] The incident again fuelled media speculation regarding the significance of the Harold E. Holt facility, with the Australian and International Pilots Association calling for commercial aircraft to be barred from the area as a precaution until the events could be better understood,[25][26] while the manager of the facility claimed that it was “highly, highly unlikely” that any interference had been caused.[27]

    Either that, or Qantas maintenance were doing a bad job of servicing the ADIRUs (fittings)?

  105. egg_

    Either that, or Qantas Maintenance were doing a bad job of servicing the ADIRUs (fittings)?

    LL will tell you that the hierarchy goes:

    1. Human factors (including maintenance)
    2. Weather
    3. Equipment failure

    1. & 2. being much more likely.

  106. JC

    Tel

    Rail lines will be extremely valuable property when cars are fully automated, which will be in about 50 to 10o years. They will make excellent road systems. 🙂

    On another subject. Seeing battery transport is now all the rage, how about getting of fucking trams wires hanging over roads. That’s what I call pollution.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    It would be a pretty good start to 2019 if Macron were murdered in the public square.

    Neoliberalism is shitting itself!

  108. JC

    What is neoliberalism, artie.

    Define it.

  109. egg_

    The station provides very low frequency (VLF) radio transmission to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships and submarines in the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean. The frequency is 19.8 kHz. With a transmission power of 1 megawatt, it is the most powerful transmission station in the Southern Hemisphere.[1]

  110. mh

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @AOC
    ·
    13h
    I got your back
    @RashidaTlaib
    – the Bronx and Detroit ride together 💪🏽💜

  111. P

    “Congresswoman, Alexandria Cortez, what is your position on Roe vs Wade?”

    “Well, after much consideration, I believe…..it is the only two ways Mexicans can cross the River”

    h/t theconservativetreehouse

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    Tucker Carlson? That moron was singing Ralph Nader’s praises late last year.

    At least he wasn’t singing Malcolm Turnbulls.
    How is Malcolm anyway?

  113. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why are people so angry with Tucker?
    So very very angry.

  114. Fisky

    Neoliberalism is the financialisation of the economy, shipping productive industry off to Red China, and covering up for the loss of production by importing millions of immigrants and pumping out sub-prime bank loans. It’s a dishonest scam!

  115. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jinx 132andbush!!!

  116. Fisky

    All of the good aspects of globalisation have been destroyed by neo-liberalism. You look at the successful countries in Asia that have navigated globalisation far better than we have – none of them are running our dumb neo-liberal policies, and not coincidentally, their governments consume a far lower % of the economy.

  117. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hair is over-rated.

    This statement has my full support.
    100%.

  118. cohenite

    Neoliberalism is the UN.

  119. Fisky

    Neo-liberals have discredited themselves both in terms of results and ideology. You just look at all the dumb positions they’ve taken. Supporting the PRC’s dictator-for-life and even ludicrously claiming he is a “champion of free trade”. Supporting Angela Merkel, the “leader of the free world”. Calling the Euro a “success”.

  120. cohenite

    Fraser Anning doesn’t support neoliberalism; that’s all you need to know.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    Neoliberalism is the economic rape fantasy of an evil elite who despise the middle class.

  122. Fisky

    David French

    Verified account

    @DavidAFrench
    Follow Follow @DavidAFrench
    More
    If you meet a young man from a rural county (like the KY county I grew up in or the TN county I raised my kids in), what do you tell him has the most impact on his future? His choices? Elite choices? Government policy? It’s his choices, and it’s not close. /19

    7:19 PM – 5 Jan 2019

    Another bow-tie wearing cuckservative who hates the working class. I hope he is fired and spends the rest of his life in some miserable coding sweatshop.

  123. Memoryvault

    There is much speculative BS written here about China. But it’s not worth arguing about.
    As it turns out Mrs MV has finally, reluctantly, agreed that I am well enough for her to resume her more or less annual trips over there, something she has refused to do since I got really sick in 2014.

    So, in a few month’s time I should be able to post some real time reports, complete with photos, on what the true situation is.

    Personally I’m looking forward to a few weeks not being constantly mollycoddled.

  124. Des Deskperson

    St Kilda rally: Fraser Anning billed taxpayers for attending’

    Thanks for the information, Zulu.

    I still think his case his dodgy. ‘Official travel’ for Parliamentarians has to be related to their duties as Parliamentarians – attending Parliament, committee responsibilities, meetings of the Parliamentary party, national and state party conferences, representing ministers, attending vice-regal functions. Generally speaking, ‘official travel’ is not to be used for representational purposes – MPs have a generous electoral allowance, as well as access to a private plated vehicle, for those duties.

    So Anning’s claim that he was ‘representing the people of Queensland’ doesn’t, as far as I can see, entitle him to ‘official’ travel. I’d suggest that, even if he lived in Melbourne, he wouldn’t be entitled to a comcar to attend that rally.

    Exactly the same considerations would and should, of course, apply to a Labor MP attending a CFMMEU rally.

  125. Fisky

    Kaushik Basu

    @kaushikcbasu

    More
    19 million people apply for 63,000 jobs in India. Washington Post analyzes what this means about the job market.

    This is the utopia that neo-liberal elites want to impose on us all.

  126. egg_

    19 million people apply for 63,000 jobs in India.

    They’re now driving trucks in East Woop Woop.

  127. Memoryvault

    They’re now driving trucks in East Woop Woop.

    Give it ten years and they will own the trucking company.
    Probably financed by a savvy Chinese entrepreneur / investor.

  128. JC

    Fisk, Artie

    Which one of you two will be the Bane mask?

  129. Fisky

    Elizabeth Farrelly

    @emfarrelly
    Jan 4
    More
    Opal will come to stand for the catastrophic failure not just of a building, but an entire neoliberal ideology

    Hear hear!

  130. Fisky

    Haha! This is almost an exact re-run of the US sub-prime debacle

    Property borrowers brace for $300b interest-only credit crunch

  131. Snoopy

    Probably financed by a savvy Chinese entrepreneur / investor.

    Someone financially savvy like Penny Wong?

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    Woman squealing and war dancing and waving her arms around brandishing secateurs at the air.

    So a normal day gardening then Calli?
    😁

  133. Memoryvault

    Someone financially savvy like Penny Wong?

    Penny Wong is as much Chinese as I am.

  134. Stimpson J. Cat

    I hope he is fired and spends the rest of his life in some miserable coding sweatshop.

    I hope he is replaced by one of the millions of African coders poised to transform the tech industry.

  135. Stimpson J. Cat

    Which one of you two will be the Bane mask?

    Nobody cared who they were until they put on the mask.

    The Fire Rises!!!

  136. Fisky

    Dave Laming

    @DaveLarkhall
    22h22 hours ago
    More
    Can someone explain this to me please?

    “The English Channel is regarded as our waters when it comes to picking up immigrants, but EU waters when it comes to picking up fish”

  137. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Haha! This is almost an exact re-run of the US sub-prime debacle

    Property borrowers brace for $300b interest-only credit crunch

    central planning at its best

  138. Fisky

    𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲

    @GrayConnolly
    11h11 hours ago
    More
    Replying to @KurtSchlichter
    Macron is learning that a key problem with elevating obscure economic theories over your obligations to your own people is that obscure economic theories do not gather in large numbers outside your home & threaten to hang you from a lamppost………

  139. Infidel Tiger

    Gray has been on fire recently.

  140. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @AOC
    ·
    13h
    I got your back
    @RashidaTlaib
    – the Bronx and Detroit ride together 💪🏽💜

    dumber than a box full of rocks

  141. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s probably harking back to my young days. Mum would only grill very thin meat. I just prefer it that way now. Also, it’s very hard to grill a thick steak that’s consistent. Also. I don’t like rare steak that’s also mooing.

    get yourself a combi oven

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    elevating obscure economic theories over your obligations to your own people

    – Liberty Quote!!!!!

  143. JC

    Old School Conservative
    #2900080, posted on January 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    JC I’m enjoying your spacechooking and passive aggressive interactions with the invisible “Rones”.
    Keep up the good work.
    (sarc off)

    Mocking isn’t passive aggressive. Whereas your stupid comment is.

    No sarc needed.

  144. cohenite

    Pull your head in head prefect, this is serious.

  145. JC

    cohenite
    #2900149, posted on January 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm
    Fraser Anning was called extreme. Look at the types protesting against him:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2033005023413732&set=a.169741456406774&type=3&theater

    He’s a senator, hanging around with people doing nazi salutes, you squalid little fascist and you defend him?
    You’re are a shameless hypocrite, Cronkite. At any opportunity you throw around the accusation of anti-semetism, but you’re defending these critters raising their arm for a fascist salute. Shameless.

  146. egg_

    Another bow-tie wearing cuckservative who hates the working class. I hope he is fired and spends the rest of his life in some miserable coding sweatshop.

    Underpaid little brown people are the world’s coders, even in Oz.
    It is up to their white masters to verify that their coding actually works as specified.

  147. Infidel Tiger

    Thread.

    A poor lumberjack from idaho is the head of Space X.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mekkaokereke/status/1081619342377156608

  148. JC

    Cronkite

    The thing that most upsets me is how I once thought highly of you over the gerbil warming issue. Realizing what you are must be like coming down from a heroin high. Boy you turned into a total disappointment.

  149. JC

    One of the best pics of the moon surface I’ve seen in a long time. You don’t like it, zipperhead?

  150. egg_

    Photos show Chinese lunar rover making tracks on the far side of the moon as it starts its search for secret nazi moonbase

    Did it reverse into its Lander and call for Roadside Assistance?

  151. JC

    How depressed are most people at this site these days?

    1 not depressed at all
    2 somewhat depressed
    3. Quite depresssed and drink a lot
    4 like really fucking depressed and about to call the hotline any moment.

    3/4s of people here would rate 4 is my guess.

    Are there any good news stories? The world is not as bad as made out. Be happy.

  152. Memoryvault

    Woo woo – The latest series of The Blacklist is now on couchtuneer.

  153. John Constantine

    Happy days are looming.

    For the cost of a yellow vest, an antifascist mask and a rattle driver to unzip the electricity interconnector meccano set, the Great Undoing is so close we can taste it.

    Comrades.

  154. calli

    The rover, also known as Jade Rabbit 2

    Chuckle

  155. Stimpson J. Cat

    How depressed are most people at this site these days?

    1. not depressed at all
    2. somewhat depressed
    3. Quite depresssed and drink a lot
    4 like really fucking depressed and about to call the hotline any moment.

    1. Not depressed at all, don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs except antipsychotics, freshly shaved head, literally wearing denim shorts with no shirt doing chin ups as we speak.

    Woo-hoo!!!

    Life is Wonderful my little economic units !!

    It’s a beautiful day.

    Hug your kids and get outside!

    😁

  156. calli

    In answer to your question –

    1

    Regardless of being a human-shaped welt. 🐝

  157. mh

    Bad light stops play. Again.

    When will Sydney stop embarrassing our nation?

  158. calli

    I wonder what happened to Jade Rabbit 1?

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    Calli

    Set the Wasp nest on fire and watch it burn.
    You’ll feel much better afterwards.

  160. cohenite

    So, head prefect, I’m your biggest disappointment.

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just think.
    We could soon witness the worldwide banning of flouro Hi-Vis safety gear EVERYWHERE.

    2019.

    Best year ever.

  162. JC

    Apple airplay is a really nifty bit of software. From an apple device, Mac, phone or ipad, you can play movies or even series onto the TV if you have an Apple TV. Great stuff… until you try to download stuff but the content is blocked because of geographic restrictions. I’d bet a zillion that FOXTEL has something to do with it.

  163. Mother Lode

    The Chinese rover is called Yutu 2.

    Sounds like a new hashtag.

    Other side of the moon no longer the ‘unknowable other’ side. #YuTu

  164. JC

    Not the biggest, but you’d be highlighted with a marker running down a list, Cronkite. Over time you’ve shown yourself to be a dishonest sack of shit with strong leanings toward fascism. In other words more typical scum walking through the door here.

  165. JC

    Cronkite

    You’re defending the actions of a senator, basically stealing public money to attend a gathering where people think it’s cool doing a fascist salute. What a piece of shit you are. Worthless.

  166. mh

    Canada’s only female Prime Minister* tweets:

    Kim Campbell
    @AKimCampbell
    He really IS a motherf**ker!

    *excluding the current one

  167. Please. Somebody start the “Free stuff for immigrants party” and steal 25% of the ALP primary vote.

  168. cohenite

    No I didn’t head prefect. And unlike you I didn’t invest in a muslim arse licking bank.

    For a while I thought you must be taking the piss. But you are a serious jerk. No offence intended.

  169. JC

    There’s not enough money to go around, Rambler. What with senators stealing money to attend rallies with Nazis saluters.

  170. Memoryvault

    Please. Somebody start the “Free stuff for immigrants party”

    Steady on.
    We already have two.

  171. Des Deskperson

    ‘Are there any good news stories? ‘

    Down at the NSW South Coast, I found a baby echidna curled up asleep against my front gate.

  172. Snoopy

    I don’t know, I look at this and see someone riffing Basil Fawlty. The forefinger moustache gives the game away.

  173. cohenite

    Tell us head prefect, if it was going to make money would you invest in an Islamic enterprise.

  174. JC

    You’ve been defending him most of the day, dickhead. Anning likely isn’t a nazi, but he’s a piece of shit for attending on taxpayer loot, and you’re defending him by making excuses for the douchebag. As I said… shameless.

  175. JC

    Seriously, Cronkite, you’re a fucking maggot.

  176. Memoryvault

    Down at the NSW South Coast, I found a baby echidna curled up asleep against my front gate.

    That murmuring sound that just echoed across Australia, was every female Cat reader going Awww.

  177. cohenite

    Anning is a good guy; I know him personally. The hitler salutes were the boys making fun of the wallopers and the fascist left. I understand you don’t do irony; neither does the media but you could at least not draw attention to your defects.

  178. Memoryvault

    Anning is a good guy; I know him personally.

    Maybe. But he needs a politically savvy minder, pronto.

  179. JC

    What you mean is that you suck up to Anning. That’s how you know him. When you next see him, ask him if he paid the money back to the taxpayer.

    Oh yea, the old excuse about the nazi salute. Don’t believe your lying eyes, believe me. Shameless.

  180. P

    Opal Tower –
    Builder: Icon (Japanese-based Kajima Corporation, the majority owner of the construction company)
    Developer: Ecove (Privately owned, Director Bassam Aflak) still owns 30 units in the building.

    Baptism of fire: Opal Tower’s challenge for newly formed owners’ corporation

  181. JC

    Anning needs memoryfault as a savvy political minder.

  182. cohenite

    Do some irony for us head prefect.

    Maybe. But he needs a politically savvy minder, pronto.

    So he can become like Cory. I guess.

  183. Tel

    Rail lines will be extremely valuable property when cars are fully automated, which will be in about 50 to 10o years. They will make excellent road systems.

    Quite the other way around, fully automating a rail line is a much easier place to start because the only decision is to stop or go; everything runs to timetable; and all of the factors in the system are controlled; you don’t need to share with other vehicles.

    That’s what the NSW government have been working on. The whole point is to bypass the very expensive union labour that makes the current trains uneconomical.

    Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the North West Rail Link will be a fully-automated rapid transit system – an Australian-first incorporating driverless trains and high-tech customer safety and security measures.

    https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/newsroom-and-events/media-releases/north-west-rail-link-to-be-state-of-art

    Of course, if they lose the next election (which they seem determined to do with greyhounds and stupid slow to 40kph in the middle of an expressway rules) then the ALP will insist that unions take over the new rail as a busy-work exercise.

  184. 132andBush

    The hitler salutes were the boys making fun of the wallopers and the fascist left.

    Yep, whatever.

    Given the circumstances (ie; a hostile, left wing media who lap up any chance to shit can anyone a mick hair to the right of centre), why the fuck did these boneheads even THINK of giving a Nazi salute??!!
    It shows a serious degree of retardation.

  185. Memoryvault

    So he can become like Cory. I guess.

    I said politically savvy, note naively stupid.
    He could do worse than track down a guy called Michael Darby.
    Not a nice guy, by any means. But he knows his stuff, when it comes to Aussie politics.

  186. JC

    Mh

    Your link is to an altercation that occurred in late December. There’s lots of film of morons doing nazi salutes today and it’s not for reasons that Cronkite suggests. He’s just fucking lying to cover up for them.

  187. JC

    Do some irony for us head prefect.

    I do, every time I mock you and all I get are angry responses back. FFS, don’t give these glib excuses for those morons.

  188. mh

    Thanks, JC.

    I will say this, Fraser Anning is a Qld Senator and there have been some vicious African gang crimes of late on Brisbane’s Southside. Wild violent car jackings where young African men just do not give a fvck. The Qld
    Police then released a strong statement about African crime not being allowed to take hold like in your state. So if Fraser Anning is going down there to find out what has failed in Victoria then the trip is understandable.

  189. Memoryvault

    Apple Desperate As F$ck.

    And no Steve Jobs to come rescue them.

  190. cohenite

    It shows a serious degree of retardation.

    Sure, you’ve been labelled as Nazis by the media so mocking the cops with Nazi salutes is a step too far. They should have been witty and dressed up as Bill Clinton.

    The real concern for me, apart from head prefect’s health, mental and physical, is that the only ones actually out there in the street protesting against the uniparty, Antifa, multiculturalism, importing of peoples who are going to stuff us and the rest of the UN sponsored crap are some guys who fall into the Nazi salute trap. And some Vietnamese; and a few sheilas.

  191. JC

    mh

    I watched the link you provided. It appears a bunch of black guys were playing soccer on the lawn by St Kilda. A dude gets in close proximity and begins filming them. The black dudes got angry and an altercation began.

    Forgive me for thinking that the white guy is at fault here – even though he is entitled to film in a public space. But even then it’s not a given he wasn’t breaking the law by being deliberately provocative.
    Personalize it, how would you feel, if someone was following you around the streets filming you?

  192. JC

    Sure, you’ve been labelled as Nazis by the media so mocking the cops with Nazi salutes is a step too far.

    Evidence. Go!

  193. cohenite

    Personalize it, how would you feel, if someone was following you around the streets filming you?

    I daresay it happens to you all the time.

  194. JC

    So if Fraser Anning is going down there to find out what has failed in Victoria then the trip is understandable.

    He went on a fact finding mission to attend a demonstration? How does that work, in terms of your justification for him coming down here?

  195. Diogenes

    So if Fraser Anning is going down there to find out what has failed in Victoria then the trip is understandable.

    When did the Feds take on responsibility for Qld Police ? I must have have missed that announcement somewhere

  196. JC

    I daresay it happens to you all the time.

    No it doesn’t and if it did one of us would be hospitalized.

    What’s it like being a fascist dickhead, Cronkers?

  197. cohenite

    He went on a fact finding mission to attend a demonstration?

    No numbnuts he went down to support and meet the people who have the balls to protest multiculturalism and the UN sponsored immigration policy the uniparty has. As opposed to staying home and reading the shit muslim supporters like you post on blogs.

  198. cohenite

    Eh, in moderation for calling head prefect a muslim supporter. Fancy that.

  199. JC

    Eh, in moderation for calling head prefect a muslim supporter. Fancy that.

    AI can easily spot a dishonest, dissembling fucking arsehole. Smart AI. Gets better all the time.

    By they way, explain this one as it has us all confused.

    No I didn’t head prefect. And unlike you I didn’t invest in a muslim arse licking bank.

    What Muslim bank have I ever said I’ve invested in, dickhead. You make up shit as you go along.

    Evidence. Go!

  200. Memoryvault

    He who pays the piper calls the tune, Cohenite.
    Sad, but true.

  201. calli

    Down at the NSW South Coast, I found a baby echidna curled up asleep against my front gate.

    That murmuring sound that just echoed across Australia, was every female Cat reader going Awww.

    Awwwwww

    A ickle pickle puggle!

  202. cohenite

    He who pays the piper calls the tune, Cohenite.
    Sad, but true.

    Head prefect pays for this place?!

  203. cohenite

    I suppose he can afford it from all the profits he’s made from Bendigo bank.

  204. JC

    Cronkite
    If I did pay for this place, quite a few of you wouldn’t be here in seconds after the payment went through.

    When have I ever said I invested in Bendigo bank, dickhead? You make shit up all the time. No fucking wonder even the AI can’t stand your dishonesty and general bullshit.

  205. JC

    Ironic how the stupid person’s pied piper is making reference to the piper. Funny as.

  206. cohenite

    Alright head prefect let’s nail this. You’ve accused me of supporting fascists by supporting idiots apposing multiculturalism immigration doing Nazi salutes. I’ve said that was dumb and say it again but it’s infinitely less dumb than the policies themselves and the media support of them.

    I’ve accused you of supporting islam. Deny it.

    In respect of Bendigo bank I recall, and I haven’t stored it and won’t search for it, that you boasted of making money from it despite it’s support of the Bendigo mosque and making it hard for its customers who opposed the mosque.

    If I have that wrong say so.

  207. Stimpson J. Cat

    JC can you take the money you normally spend on Monty’s lunch and use it to upgrade the Catallaxy Moderation AI please.
    Then ask it to make itself useful and search for Occasional Cortez topless photos rather than f$cking around with H®lls P®ll and other ridiculous sh®t.

  208. mh

    So if Fraser Anning is going down there to find out what has failed in Victoria then the trip is understandable.

    When did the Feds take on responsibility for Qld Police ? I must have have missed that announcement somewhere

    I made the point of what the Qld police stated to highlight the seriousness of what has taken place. Fraser Anning should be as informed as possible as a Qld Senator.

    And guys, he is going from Qld To Victoria, it’s not a junket to New York or London. Get a grip.

  209. JC

    If I have that wrong say so.

    Yep, you’re wrong as usual. But even so, how far gone are you to describe Bendigo bank as being somehow Muslim.

    You’ve been lending support to Anning all day. He associates with nazi saluting scum and steals money off the taxpayer to fund his weekend jaunt. It’s not as though the miserly canute can’t afford to fund his own jaunts. Ostensibly, he’s wealthy.

    Moreover the bonehead he was associating with was in mh’s linked vid deliberately provoking people on the beach to cause an altercation. Nice people you associate with, Cronkite.

  210. Des Deskperson

    ‘And guys, he is going from Qld To Victoria, it’s not a junket to New York or London. Get a grip.’

    But it is nowhere near the definition of’official travel as part of his Parliamentary responsibilities. I thought I had explained that at length. We shouldn’t have to pay for it.

    In fact, using taxpayers’ money to attend a political demonstration is at least arguably a breach of a fundamental principle of Wedstmister-style democracy, namely, that taxpayers’ money shouldn’t be used for political purposes.

  211. JC

    JC can you take the money you normally spend on Monty’s lunch and use it to upgrade the Catallaxy Moderation AI please.

    Mod AI is working perfectly, if it’s rejecting the likes of Cronkite etc. As I said, smart AI.

  212. Memoryvault

    All true, MH.
    But Fraser has the eyes and ears of the opposition watching and listening 24/7.
    He needs to make sure he crosses every “T” and dots every every “I”.
    Unfortunate and unfair, but that’s just how it is.

  213. Diogenes

    I made the point of what the Qld police stated to highlight the seriousness of what has taken place. Fraser Anning should be as informed as possible as a Qld Senator.

    Ok So Qld police know how serious it is. So how does his trip help ?

  214. JC

    And guys, he is going from Qld To Victoria, it’s not a junket to New York or London. Get a grip.

    It was $2,800 he can well afford to fork out of his own pocket.

  215. mh

    He went on a fact finding mission to attend a demonstration? How does that work, in terms of your justification for him coming down here?

    You Victorians! I hope Pauline joins him next time. And Latham.

  216. Infidel Tiger

    We need to end neoliberalism, and the over gassing and over hopping of craft beer.

  217. mh

    Fuck me dead. Talk about focussing on the passing butterfly and ignoring the gorilla.

  218. JC

    Yep, nice guy Blair Cottrell. Deliberately provokes altercations on the beach and then plays the fucking victim. Anning was hanging around with him.

  219. Des Deskperson:
    ‘Are there any good news stories? ‘

    Down at the NSW South Coast, I found a baby echidna curled up asleep against my front gate.

    What did it taste like, Des?

  220. Snoopy

    Senator Anning is charging taxpayers $2852.80 for his return flights ($1426.40 each way) to attend the St Kilda Beach rally

    Plus Comcar.

    I’ll bet he wouldn’t have spent over $2800 if he thought it was coming out of his own pocket.

  221. JC

    mh

    The gorillas aren’t the African scumbags causing serious problems in our cities. The police/ state government are too afraid to deal with the problem. We just elected the state government that controls the police. I’d also lay blame on the electorate.

  222. cohenite

    So, you do support islam then head prefect.

  223. Snoopy

    What did it taste like, Des?

    I have eaten echidna. It was delicious. Probably a credit to the cook more than anything else.

  224. JC

    I support having you bounced out of here permanently, Cronkite, you fucking fascist.

  225. Tel

    We need to end neoliberalism …

    What is this “neoliberalism” you are talking about? Show me a “neoliberal”… name someone.

    The Liberal Party? They aren’t even traditional liberal, let alone any modern variation, unless you are speaking the Orwellian “liberal” that the Americans use to mean not even slightly liberal at all.

    The Liars Party? What do they stand for? Power at all costs… that’s not liberalism, that’s feudalism, they are neofeudals.

    Who is “neoliberal” then? The Green Party? They are just commies wearing environmental angst as a skin-suit. Do you mean Pea Hon? Who? Who?

  226. Frank

    ask it to make itself useful and search for Occasional Cortez topless photos

    Not quite topless but Ace’s site has a university days video she appears in wiggling semi-suggestively and wearing a tank top. Failing that, how complicated do you think her iCloud password is going to be to guess? The Fappening: DC edition beckons.

  227. Des Deskperson

    ‘What did it taste like, Des?’

    More to the point, how do they ever mange to breed? Doggy style would be out o the question, for starters.

  228. Memoryvault

    Des Deskperson
    #2900274, posted on January 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Again, all true, Des. But the fact is, the Parliamentary guidelines for claiming such expenses are now so rubbery they could bounce to the moon.

    But that’s no excuse for him doing it.
    Apart from anything else, like the Nazi salute, under the circumstances it was a stupid move.
    As I said before, he needs a politically savvy minder.

  229. mh

    JC, you are a rich guy who spends a lot of time overseas. Others are not in that position and want to ensure future generations have a first world future in Australia. The immigration program is working against that outcome in the view of many Australians. Please respect their viewpoint.

  230. cohenite

    I support having you bounced out of here permanently,

    Why, because I take you to account. Islam is very censorious.

  231. Roger

    We need to end neoliberalism, and the over gassing and over hopping of craft beer.

    I think we have our manifesto.

  232. John Constantine

    The bendigo bank boasts of being australias most progressive banking operation.

    It has a legacy pale stale client base from the community banking model and the purchase of the rural bank, but is moving towards the right side of australian banking history which is doing car loans and holiday loans and house loans to diversity government jobsworths.

    They would get rid of their toxic Nazi clients overnight if they could in order to meet key performance indicators for Stalinism.

  233. JC

    Why, because I take you to account.

    As if. You’re just an extremist obsessive compulsive, clinically depressed jerkoff who leans toward fascism. You lie, dissemble. Basically a waste of space.

  234. Infidel Tiger

    The Spectator Index
    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    Estimated population in 2100. (million)

    India: 1660
    China: 1004
    Nigeria: 752
    US: 450
    DR Congo: 389
    Pakistan: 364
    Tanzania: 299
    Indonesia: 242
    Ethiopia: 242
    Niger: 209
    Uganda: 202
    Egypt: 201
    Brazil: 200
    Bangladesh: 170
    Philippines: 169

    (United Nations)

    Hey open borderist globalists, please explain how this will work out?

  235. JC

    JC, you are a rich guy who spends a lot of time overseas.

    Mh, no one is rich enough and whether I was rich or poor doesn’t matter. I also spend about just short of 2 months overseas.

    Others are not in that position and want to ensure future generations have a first world future in Australia. The immigration program is working against that outcome in the view of many Australians. Please respect their viewpoint.

    I’m not against what you’re arguing. But there are very big differences in the reasons for opposing immigration from certain places.

    I’m in the group that holds no animus towards anyone because of their race or religion, but also believe there are groups who are incompatible and don’t share the same values. These people don’t belong here.

    There’s the other group – a larger and growing cohort we see here unfortunately, who seem to hate others for their skin color or their beliefs. In other words low rent scum. It’s this group of lowrenters that I can’t stand.

  236. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hey open borderist globalists, please explain how this will work out?

    Why isn’t Australia on that list?
    It’s an outrage!

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