Wednesday Forum: January 16, 2019

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  1. Zyconoclast

    $4 per blade set (Schick Hydro 5) versus $1 for a Gillette triple. They’d better be awesome. Consider me switched.

    I use the Schlick triple blade.
    For me it works better than the 4 or 5 blade versions.

  2. Rae

    Eumenides was good. Went over everyone’s head. Almost.

  3. Roger

    The BOM, which can barely get a five day forecast right, predicts decades of record hot temps.

    The journalist forgot to ask, “Show me your working”.

    The ABC, naturally.

  4. Tel

    I must admit that I crossed a threshold where I stopped closely checking prices at the supermarket and started buying what I wanted.

    If the wife says free range eggs are better… just so long as I get eggs and bacon … no problem free range it is. I figured out that I like the Aldi coffee beans, so I buy those (and they happen to be cheap, so that’s a bad example). When I go to the meat market, if I see a nice fillet in the big fridge and I wanna eat that steak, then I buy it. I spent years being a cheapskate and I’m kind of proud of that but I don’t have the headspace that I used to … too many things.

    I used to buy cheap boots and stubbornly walk in pain until I had busted them into shape. Now I’ve started buying expensive boots with well oiled quality leather that I enjoy pulling on (and they last for years). I think that’s a key turning point in anyone’s life but unless you have worked your way through the shitty side, you don’t understand the good side.

  5. Mother Lode

    No need for Gillette

    Before ever Wilkinson had his sword…

  6. cohenite

    Good article by the mad rooter BJ on the great fish kill:

    Cotton is not killing fish

    Barnaby Joyce The Australian January 16, 2019

    When emotion trumps logic, policy becomes illogical. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan had bipartisan support, and one of its key objectives was the delivery of further water to the Lower Lakes in South Australia. To send water south, it must come from the north, and changing the management plan for the Menindee Lakes near Broken Hill was a vital component of where the water for South Australia would come from. Compounding this, we have a record drought with minimal to zero flows coming in from the north across the Queensland border.

    A good indicator of how much water is coming from the north can be seen by how many giga­litres are flowing down the Bal­onne River at St George in Queensland. Average annual flow is 1298 gigalitres but in 2017 they had 156GL and last year just 73GL.

    So far this year, in peak wet season, they have had only 6GL.

    Unremarkably, this flow rate correlates very closely to rainfall, and when there is no rain it is called a drought. It should be unsurprising that last year when only 6 per cent of the average was flowing down the river, and at the same time people are asking for more water to go to the Lower Lakes at the very south, that something would go wrong in the middle.

    Now let’s deal with the apparent Great Satan, Cubbie Station. Last year it grew only 900ha of cotton and the last time it took water from the river was in 2017. This year, no cotton is being grown at Cubbie, nor is any being grown at Bourke, the other major cotton area upstream from the Menindee Lakes. It is implausible and mischievous to claim the recent fish kill is caused by cotton growing; it is caused by record drought and fluctuating water temperatures. Algae blooms have happened from time to time. With a change in the weather there was a cool period that killed the algae which, as it decomposed, took oxygen from the river. Fish cannot live in water that does not have sufficient oxygen. A fish kill at Menindee, in far west NSW, will have nothing to do with 900ha of cotton grown almost 1000km away at Dirranbandi, in southwest Queensland. It has everything to do with a record drought in eastern Australia. I can say that because if we had flood or a sustained wet period over a large part of the catchment then there would not have been a fish kill.

    Alternatively, you could have not moved the water from Menindee to South Australia as part of the bipartisan plan. You can’t call me parochial when I am supporting a plan devised by the Labor Party and backed in by the Coalition. Nor am I a big supporter of Cubbie Station — but I am a big supporter of towns such as Dirranbandi and Bourke, which deserve an economy too, and I’m yet to hear any other suggestion aside from irrigation. Please don’t tell me nature trails and camping areas are going to sustain an economy of a town out west.

    I get annoyed by this concept that “we become better people in the city by making you poorer in the country by taking away your economy”. You can’t sell your house in Dirranbandi and move to Sydney, simply because $100,000 doesn’t buy much of a house in Sydney.

    I’m always concerned by these Salem witch-hunts that turn dramatic footage, in this case of a fish kill, and try to solve it by burning at the stake a whole section of the agricultural industry.

    If I showed you a picture of two dead koalas on the Pacific Highway at Wahroonga on Sydney’s upper north shore, it is tragic, but to then blame and evict Sydney households because koalas are under threat in eastern Australia would be farcical.

  7. JC

    I’m at work all day, I come back and everyone wants to punch girls in the face!
    Am I crazy?

    You are but no, you’re not crazy in this instance. 11 year olds too or younger with king hits.

  8. I think Gillette must be going through a “We’ve got a toxic PR department that hasn’t got a clue” moment.
    I hope other companies who have the same problem are looking sideways at their own PR departments.

  9. 132andBush

    I don’t quite understand the point you’re making? The words and description, “male” and “nurse” together should never exist. It’s unnatural.

    Nice trolling, JC

  10. Eyrie

    Free range chooks are the ones looking fearfully into the sky, checking for raptors. The ones who don’t don’t exist anymore. I’m sure the average cage chook is happy not be raptor fodder. After all the average bogan just wants to be safe and looked after by the farmer, er government.

  11. Zyconoclast

    South Australia’s new big battery unveiled in bid to improve power security

    It can supply power to 4000 homes for 2-3 hours.

    It was built by Adelaide company Consolidated Power Projects (CPP), who worked with international company ABB and battery provider Samsung to deliver the project and it will be operated by AGL.

    The battery will rely on input from AGL’s Wattle Point Wind Farm, as well as rooftop solar.

    The project received part funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) with construction completed in April last year.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-16/improved-power-security-for-sa-with-new-battery-completed/10718772

    The project received part funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) with construction completed in April last year.

  12. AGL’s new advertising jingle for the taxpayer funded “Fagin” battery.
    “You’ve got to pick a pocket or two”.

  13. Roger

    South Australia’s new big battery unveiled in bid to improve power security

    It can supply power to 4000 homes for 2-3 hours.

    They’re gonna need a bigger battery.

  14. Well troops, looked upthread and couldn’t care less about your bitching.

    Said our final farewell to Father Jugulum yesterday (did the eulogy).

    Had a very pleasant lunch at The Waves in Bundaberg with Mother, my 2 surviving brothers, 2 Aunts and 1 Uncle.

    Hope to catch up with Motelier before i fly out.

    Play nice kids.

  15. urb

    132andBush
    #2909230, posted on January 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    I don’t quite understand the point you’re making? The words and description, “male” and “nurse” together should never exist. It’s unnatural.

    Nice trolling, JC

    will be interesting to see what happens when he needs a rectal catheter & the ward is full of bears fighting over who gets to carry out the procedure.

  16. Zyconoclast

    Ford-Volkswagen Alliance confirmed

    Ford and Volkswagen have officially confirmed a partnership to build their next-generation of vans and utes together. It will also likely spawn future shared products including Volkswagen’s electric MEB platform underneath blue oval-badged cars, autonomous vehicles, and other mobility services.
    The announcement was made in Ford’s home town Detroit, ending a week of some big reveals and news from the 2019 Detroit motor show.
    “Over time, this alliance will help both companies create value and meet the needs of our customers and society,” said Ford CEO Jim Hackett.

    https://www.drive.com.au/news/ford-volkswagen-alliance-confirmed-120548.html?ffref=smh&trackLink=SMH1

  17. jupes

    So the two female creators of the Gillette ad are communist fascist lesbian misandrists — and they’re in charge of products for men, FFS. Gillette doesn’t deserve to survive.

    There’s a lot of it going around. In 2012, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner was appointed by the Minister of Defence to prepare two reports: The first on the treatment of women at ADFA and the second to drive cultural change and improve pathways for increased representation of women into the senior ranks of the ADF.

    In other words she was appointed to emasculate the ADF. Of course the ADF accepted every single one of her 28 recommendations.

  18. Confused Old Misfit

    The project received part funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

    And does any one want to guess where this ARENA thing gets its money?

  19. cohenite

    What chart you idiot.

  20. candy

    Poor old Sam Dastaryi. No matter how hard to tries to look serious, distressed, introspective, suffering, he has a face that looks like he’s going to burst out laughing and joking and be a clowny cheerful likeable chap.

    He’s ideal for a game show host. Instead of “Family Feud” he could do “Political Feud” . He would be so good at it.

  21. Stimpson J. Cat

    Condolences Carpe.

  22. candy

    Said our final farewell to Father Jugulum yesterday (did the eulogy).

    Good on you, always a hard situation. Hope Motelier is okay, he has not been here for ages and always had something interesting to say and to me he seemed such a very pleasant gentleman.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shave Like Your Great Grandpa: The Ultimate Straight Razor Shaving Guide.

    My late father was often heard to lament the passing of the razor strop, as an unsurpassed instrument, for keeping his sons in line…

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sincere condolences, Carpe. Been there, done that.

  25. Mother Lode

    Could be worse ZK2A.

    He could have lamented the loss of the razor instead, for discipline.

  26. John Constantine

    Barnaby made a good argument, but it is no point using numbers of hectares, as the most hysterical voters can’t process how big a hectare is, so they ignore that bit. Astoundingly, many can’t process distance and ignore ‘900 kilometers’ because it means nothing to the way they feel.

    The big question he dodged is why are we dumping all the water out to sea unused, just because an idiot signed a treasonous united nations capitulation document of unswerving compliance to using australias irrigation water to freshen up a saltwater everglades style system.

    We have Many Many Fries, but we can’t grow them in the murray darling irrigation area any more.

    Comrades.

  27. Nob

    A mate of mine punched a teenage girl in the face.
    ( UK, northern England, a few years ago)

    It happened like this:
    Passing a lane outside some sort of club, passes through a mixed bunch of teenagers, maybe about 15yo, all shouting at one of their number, calling her a slut or something.

    Then they start running after this girl in a mob, baying for blood.
    They catch her and start punching and kicking and pulling her hair.

    Mate sees a pub closing, barman cleaning up inside, grabs the victim girl and drags her inside to safety.
    Barman comes to help and they try to close the door against the feral mob now screaming with rage.

    Can’t quite get the door closed for one of the screaming mad attacking girls still has a handful of victim’s hair.
    Mate punches her in the chops, she lets go of the hair and they get victim girls pulled inside the door and shut and locked.

    They can still see the crowd outside, beating on the door with fists, looking for something to throw and break glass.

    Meanwhile they’re on the phone to cops, some remote call centre but they say they can see the CCTV.
    Mate realises he’s broken his finger in the altercation.

    Eventually someone arrives and the gang disperses.

    Cops interview the guy and piece together incident with help of CCTV.
    They tell him he can get “Victim of Crime” compo for his finger.

    He does, £1000.

    End of story.

    He said you wouldn’t believe it if you weren’t there. Demented mob of teenagers, mostly girls, some boys, scary.

  28. johanna

    Such a confrontational response would never help, it shows a lamentable lack of judgement and control (no man hits a young girl);

    Despite claiming to have come from a background that makes Angela’s Ashes look like High Society, our Vaucluse resident seems to have gracefully lost touch with reality. As you do, in the Eastern Suburbs.

    Out in the Wild West, where many of my relatives live, gangs of feral females abound. They are very aggressive and dangerous. If one of them gets slugged while trying to flashmob a punter and his family, too bad, so sad.

  29. Siltstone

    Condolences Carpe. A good eulogy is difficult to write and to deliver. I trust those present were grateful for your efforts.

  30. John Constantine

    Couple of years ago after the big rains all the dams were full.

    How much of that water grew cotton, and how much was dumped out to sea unused?.

    They don’t like thay question.

    We had the water to save the fish, but sarah hanson young flushed it all away.

    Comrades.

  31. 132andBush

    The big question he dodged is why are we dumping all the water out to sea unused, just because an idiot signed a treasonous united nations capitulation document of unswerving compliance to using australias irrigation water to freshen up a saltwater everglades style system.

    Enough water every day to keep to keep an average size irrigation farm in full production for a year.

  32. JC

    Nice one, Herb.

    So the cat discussions today were

    1. the benefits of man knocking a young teenage girl out cold and,
    2. nursing is a real man’s line of work.

    Okay.

  33. jupes

    Poor old Sam Dastaryi. No matter how hard to tries to look serious, distressed, introspective, suffering, he has a face that looks like he’s going to burst out laughing and joking and be a clowny cheerful likeable chap.

    Are there two Sam Dastaryis?

  34. jupes

    Condolences Carpe. Hope your mum is coping.

  35. calli

    Oh Carpe, so sorry to hear that. Had lunch with Dad today and it hit me between the eyes how terrible life would be without him. It will come.

    Doing that eulogy must have been hard. All the best.

  36. Mark A

    John Constantine
    #2909252, posted on January 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    The big question he dodged is why are we dumping all the water out to sea unused, just because an idiot signed a treasonous united nations capitulation document of unswerving

    And that same idiot then complains about ‘toxic’ salt waste when we try to reclaim that wasted fresh water form the sea.

    Insane that’s what it is.

  37. JC

    Lol WSJ comment, commented on.

    “When I’m looking for guidance in my life I always turn to a Dow 30 company,” comments Journal reader Robert Middleton. “P&G (Gillette) for my relationship with women. Goldman Sachs for child rearing. Chevron for a mid-life crisis. Walgreen’s for spiritual insights,” he adds.

  38. Brian of Moorabbin

    Condolences to you Carpe.

  39. max

    Comma Sutra.

    Title of a show at the Perth Festival about punctuation and grammar.

  40. Boambee John

    The big question he dodged is why are we dumping all the water out to sea unused, just because an idiot signed a treasonous united nations capitulation document of unswerving compliance to using australias irrigation water to freshen up a saltwater everglades style system.

    No, John C, the big question he dodged is why we are dumping water downstream in order to maintain what was originally a saltwater estuary as a freshwater lake, to put it more plainly than you did.

    Time to open the barrages, and restore the Murray mouth to its natural condition. To add a touch of indigenous support, old rock paintings depict porpoises well upstream from the current freshwater lake.

  41. cohenite

    Off to bed; the head prefect cucks it again.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just watched the video.
    What a Muppet.
    All he had to do was pick up his kid, grab his wife’s hand and walk through without stopping no matter what happens, get in his car, drive away.
    Is he a security guard?
    I don’t think so.
    Is it his job to wrangle kids?
    But no.
    He had to do it the hard way.
    What do most 12 year black girls have?
    That’s right, older brothers or step dads.
    I wonder if they own guns?
    I wonder if they too have poor self control?

    Good luck bro.
    Hope it was worth your life.

  43. Black Ball

    Gillette is good. Last a million years so no chance of them going overboard from their I’ll advised decision to go SJW.
    To this observer, things like Brexit and President Trump are the same peas in a pod. In the sense that the will of the people have been disregarded. The media complex in the US are working to subvert the democratic election of a President they disapprove of. We seen this upon his during the Republican primary. Mueller has nothing so he should be sent to Mawson Base without rations.
    As for the Old Dart, if May had of gone with the wishes of a democratic referendum that saw the greatest civilization depart from the pox EU, she would be hailed as Thatcher. But the Left’s tentacles run deep. Hopefully May stepping down is the first step to getting the West back in some sort of order.
    One consideration, Merkel calls for a united European army. Is this a threat to the UK to remain? The old chant in 1966 was “2 World Wars, and one World Cup” at Wembley. A tipping point as we all know.

  44. Black Ball

    I thought I had paragraphs sorry

  45. Steve trickler.

    Send the Blue Angels back to Russia, Trump. 😎



  46. JC

    Cronkite

    You know the rule. Don’t ask me questions until you answer those I’ve asked you. You’re wasting your time.

  47. Oh Carpe, so sorry to hear that. Had lunch with Dad today and it hit me between the eyes how terrible life would be without him. It will come.

    Doing that eulogy must have been hard. All the best.

    Thank you all

    Having lunch with the rellies was wonderful for me and my older brother as we live overseas.

    the eulogy was good because i didn’t lose it, i never realised how difficult it is to capture a mans life in words.

    Fly to PNG on Saturday, older brother fly’s back to England on Friday.

  48. egg_

    Is Summer Dumb even dumber than usual?

  49. JC

    Know how it feels , Carpe. Keep strong.

  50. None

    Carpe. Sincere condolences on the loss of your dad.
    I posted a link to this on the previous page for the men on the Cat. This too is for you and your dad’s offices of love.

    Those Winter Sundays

    Robert Hayden, 1913 – 1980

    Sundays too my father got up early
    and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
    then with cracked hands that ached
    from labor in the weekday weather made
    banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

    I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
    When the rooms were warm, he’d call,
    and slowly I would rise and dress,
    fearing the chronic angers of that house,

    Speaking indifferently to him,
    who had driven out the cold
    and polished my good shoes as well.
    What did I know, what did I know
    of love’s austere and lonely offices?

  51. egg_

    The big question he dodged is why are we dumping all the water out to sea unused, just because an idiot signed a treasonous united nations capitulation document of unswerving

    And that same idiot then complains about ‘toxic’ salt waste when we try to reclaim that wasted fresh water form the sea.

    Then toxic blokes shave with it.
    /Guillette

  52. egg_

    Summer Dumb: Miranda Devine sticking up for blokes re Gillette’s toxic deplorables.

  53. egg_

    Is there toxic femininity – TheirABC?

  54. DrBeauGan

    Nob
    #2909253, posted on January 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm
    A mate of mine punched a teenage girl in the face.
    ( UK, northern England, a few years ago)

    It happened like this:
    Passing a lane outside some sort of club, passes through a mixed bunch of teenagers, maybe about 15yo, all shouting at one of their number, calling her a slut or something.

    Then they start running after this girl in a mob, baying for blood.
    They catch her and start punching and kicking and pulling her hair.

    Are you reading, Calli? Lizzie?

    Some females can gang up with others and be murderous bitches. Can happen at any age.

  55. urb

    JC
    #2909259, posted on January 16, 2019 at 9:57 pm
    Nice one, Herb.

    So the cat discussions today were

    1. the benefits of man knocking a young teenage girl out cold and,
    2. nursing is a real man’s line of work.

    Okay.

    Thanks JC for your reply.

    1. no comment other than i havent watched it.
    2. are combat medics & nurses not real men / unnatural? precis appreciated.

    lots more on here other than the 2 topics you mention.

    serious question – what will you do if my description of said procedure evolves to be so?

  56. cohenite

    You’re a waste of space head prefect.

  57. Helen

    I am sorry Carpe. I did Dad’s eulogy as well For many years after Dad died, I would think, Dad will know that and reach for the phone before realising it was no longer an option. When I lived at home, he bought me a cuppa and a gingernut biscuit first thing for years. I miss him still. I have wonderful memories and hope you do, too.

  58. JC

    Keep it up, Cronkite, you fraud.

  59. cohenite

    You’re a troll head prefect; and a shitty one at that.

  60. Top Ender

    Their mistake? Always double down.

    A Sydney fire station has been forced to apologise for a sign defending their masculinity, after social media users accused it of pushing “personal and political agendas”.

    The inner-city Newtown Fire Station posted a public sign outside its base that read “House fires are toxic, our masculinity isn’t” in response to Gillette’s ad calling out toxic masculinity.

    In a Facebook post apologising for the sign, Newtown Fire Station said: “Masculinity comes in different forms. Different for everyone. We are constantly redefining what it means to be a man. We strive to be proud men.

    The full Facebook post.
    The full Facebook post.
    READ NEXT

    Woman ‘assaulted before death’
    DAVID KING
    “To achieve this, we try and spread the message about helping others. This may be achieved in many ways. Being inclusive, standing up for minorities or those less fortunate, we stand against bullying and unfair labels.

    “The sign was for those concerned there is way too much toxic out there. To show there are groups that fight it … Every man needs to be in touch with their feminine side, every woman needs to be in touch with their masculine side.”

    While some social media users were dismayed with the sign, others were more upset about the fire station being forced to take it down.

    “Why did you give in, Newtown Fire Station? You should’ve kept it up! The ones who complained about your signs are the very kind of folk who laughed at those who complained at that dumb Gillette ad. Pushing your agenda? Er, so Gillette isn’t? Pfft!” one commenter said in response to the fire station’s apology.

    Link

  61. JC

    Herb

    We’re not talking about military personnel. We’re talking about schlepping around in regular hospitals. In any event, the main function of females in the major wars was nursing in military hospitals. No one complained.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For many years after Dad died, I would think, Dad will know that and reach for the phone before realising it was no longer an option

    Had the same experience, going back to run the family farm after my father died. “The old man should be round here, I’ll just ask him…”

  63. JC

    Cronkite

    There’s no point exchanging unpleasantries, as you know how I feel about you. You’re a fraud. As for being a troll.. a proto- fascist abusing libertarians on a libertarian blog .. calling them trolls. Get back to Storm Front you fuckwit.

  64. DrBeauGan

    Good luck bro.
    Hope it was worth your life.

    Consider that argument when you’re facing a lynch mob of ignorant morons who find your insanity grounds for hanging you, Stimpy. You will, of course, rely on your witty, civilised demeanour. It is bound to work.

    Your innocence is touching. It comes from never having had to deal with savages. Long may it continue.

  65. cohenite

    We’re talking about schlepping around in regular hospitals

    Let’s hope your next injection is with a 10 gauge needle; given by a big beefy male nurse.

  66. JC

    I’ve never seen this feminine side of you, Cronkers. How thoroughly modern.

  67. cohenite

    Tell us about your libertarian ways head prefect; to make the list shorter, or non-existent, who wouldn’t you do business with.

  68. Cactus

    I found Curb your Enthusiasm on TV on binge repeat. Man that Larry David can make me laugh.

  69. Stimpson J. Cat

    Your innocence is touching. It comes from never having had to deal with savages. Long may it continue.

    You Muppet.
    I’ve been in situations like this before.
    Do you think he would have behaved the same way if it was a group of males?
    I don’t think so.
    He would have followed my advice because of the potential for escalation.
    He took completely unnecessary risks without thinking through the potential consequences.
    And now, he’s infamous.
    And I bet he regrets it for the rest of his life.

  70. JC

    For people who want an honest explanation on climate science, DO NOT listen to anything Cronkite says as he’s a total fraud. Read Tony Heller’s blog, who is really good.

    I think I’m like most people who don’t like being lied to by anyone.

    Here. Book mark it.

    Heller’s a real scientist too and not a conveyance clerk in regional NSW.

  71. feelthebern

    cactus, curb your enthusiasm is better than seinfeld.
    series one took a few episodes to get going.
    post that, every show a winner.
    are you up to where the black family moves in?

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Condolences, Carpe, and best to Motelier. He is missed here.

    but unless you have worked your way through the shitty side, you don’t understand the good side.

    Tel, I used to be like you, in my case about Hairy’s supermarket purchasing, and many other spend ups, doing my own with heart in mouth thinking how profligate I was being. Now I just accept that we can afford it and carry on. Life is too short for such concerns once you’ve liquidated assets.

    Joh, hard for you to believe because you don’t believe I am who I am, but I have seen, indeed lived in, the shitty side of public housing and real poverty, but even there good men, decent by their own lights, mostly wouldn’t face-hit very young girls. The Bogan Bikie Boys next door, who taught me to drive when I was fourteen, were quite prudish, careful in their way about any touching of ‘jailbait’ and kept to older girls if they felt like smacking one in the mouth. Which mostly, they didn’t. Westies had, and still have, a lot of ‘codes’ about such things. I’d stand up for Westies any day. True, there is more ice and roid craziness these days. Plenty of busted noses due to that. It’s endemic though, you find it everywhere, not just in the West. Girl gangs too. Lotsa drugs change things for the worse. Everyone can see that. Only middle class ex-hippy fools want to legalise them.

  73. Infidel Tiger

    How many stoushes are you currently involved in JC?

  74. urb

    jc
    #2909295, posted on January 16, 2019 at 10:34 pm
    Herb

    We’re not talking about military personnel. We’re talking about schlepping around in regular hospitals. In any event, the main function of females in the major wars was nursing in military hospitals. No one complained.

    thanks for your post jc.

    apologies, i thought you posted ‘The words and description, “male” and “nurse” together should never exist. It’s unnatural.’

    anyway, i have a couple of questions i hope you could answer –

    are combat medics & nurses not real men / unnatural? precis appreciated.

    what will you do if my description of said procedure evolves to be so?

  75. feelthebern

    Tell us more artisan things you’ve done today IT?

  76. cohenite

    In other news:

    If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi’s plan to terminate state control over American elections.

    Democrats in Congress have announced their top legislative priority, and it isn’t health care, immigration, or taxes. Instead, they want to centralize power over elections in Washington, D.C. H.R. 1 is number one on the legislative agenda because it is the number one priority of House Democrats, leftist groups, deep-pocketed dark money, and those who use election process rules to help win elections — or at least to cause chaos.

    The bill is a 571-page dreamscape of wild wishes and federal mandates on states. The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge. H.R. 1 would undo that.

    And:

    H.R. 1 also mandates that states allow all felons to vote. Currently, states have the power under the Constitution to set the terms of eligibility in each state. Some states, like Maine, have decided that voting machines should be rolled into the prisons. Other states, like Nevada, have chosen to make a felony a disenfranchising event.

    Leftist groups, and unfortunately some on the right, have fought for no-contrition re-enfranchisement for all felons. Florida voters just passed a constitutional amendment that mandates felon re-enfranchisement, no questions asked, no redemption needed, no contrition necessary.

    This threatens the Republican Party’s viability in Florida because the number of felons it affects far surpasses the meager margin of victory for Senator Rick Scott and Governor Ron DeSantis in 2018. Felons vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, and exponentially more felons were re-enfranchised than the GOP margin of victory in 2016 and 2018.

    Really scary stuff:

    https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/h-r-1-democrats-act-to-strip-state-powers-over-elections/?fbclid=IwAR100sGWni45EapkPKUuFZsScA69t4s8UNzkgBIdye_3sKb-HDBn7eBLTP4

  77. calli

    The puncher apparently has PTSD and other mental issues according to his lawyer. There is more to this story than ferals and white knighting.

  78. feelthebern

    Corpsmen are the toughest sons of bitches alive.

  79. JC

    Four I think, Artie.

    Should ease up next week though, as I’m heading back to the city as I have shit to do. Before Xmas I wasn’t on here a lot, but I’ve spent more time here during the hols and I’m trying to change behavior.

  80. pete m

    The video shows near start he pushes one away – likely the same girl who goes after him later.

    He then pushes her away a second time.

    Then she comes at him with arms raised about to hit him. No time really for more pushing.

    We don’t know the genesis of this confrontation, but it looked very scary for his wife and child.

    I do not think it was excessive force to protect yourself from a mob of baying kids with 1 leading an assault with strong force.

    A rugby bloke in Brisbane was attacked by a group of 20 plus little kids – they smashed him to near death. He was a big bloke and said he fought to stop himself going unconscious as they were kicking his head so hard. Kids. Most around 10 – 12.

    You get 1 life and if you are attacked then protect yourself and your loved ones. He did and lived to be judged by others.

    Carpe – condolences. Glad you have fond memories and saw other close family at this tough time.

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How many stoushes are you currently involved in JC?

    Counting on going, about as many as the rest of the blog put together.

  82. feelthebern

    I still have nightmares of Mark Bowden’s book Black Hawk Down.
    What the medics, corpsmen did that day/days, was graphic & most sobering.

  83. Armadillo

    If Sheliahs want to be blokes…….

    Wasn’t it much simpler when we opened the car door and sent you roses.

  84. feelthebern

    Had my first drink of 2019 tonight.
    An asahi.
    Following by a class of pinot.

  85. JC

    Herb

    If you want to get really pedantic, which you seem to be, medics aren’t referred to as male nurses are they 🙂 In fact I think if you wounded on a battle field and screamed out “MALE NURSE!”, the fuckers would rightly possibly let you bleed out by leaving you there.

    But even so, lets focus on nurses in regular civilian hospitals.

    I’m not sure what procedure you’re referring to and why it needs a male. Explain it. What are you driving at.

  86. feelthebern

    If you pay for the ladies meal, they owe you at least a hand job.

  87. feelthebern

    Whats the difference between a nurse and an orderly?

  88. Armadillo

    Sheliahs dressing in jeans was the end of the beginning. What ever happened to dresses and short skirts?

    Blokes dressing in frocks was the beginning of the end.

  89. JC

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2909319, posted on January 16, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    How many stoushes are you currently involved in JC?

    Counting on going, about as many as the rest of the blog put together.

    Thanks for getting back to us Rones. Can you explain how you have a $30 million BHP position. Work back from the special dividend you told us… $100,000 plus $600,000. Also how much would you like to bet that you don’t.

    Go!

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    curb your enthusiasm is better than seinfeld.

    Yes, it’s good, but I still tend to favour Seinfeld.
    Curb Your Enthusiasm is too Hollywood/LA/Palm Springs and hideously capital D Democrat.
    Larry’s adventures all flow from the contradictions in that without satirizing the whole of it. If Larry had any sense he’d turn Republican. He never does.
    So it falls short of Seinfeld, which really exposes venal human self-serving behavior in the urbs.
    Scripting in Seinfeld is tighter too, without resorting to the shrieking banshee female mode so much.
    I find those LA women in Larry’s life so very wearing in their ‘real housewives’ cabals and concerns.

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    The puncher apparently has PTSD and other mental issues according to his lawyer.

    Oh he’s mentally ill?
    Let him off then.
    He’s a goddamned Hero.
    Well done brother.

  92. Armadillo

    The Islamic people with beards wearing a frock should have been a clue. Seriously. It’s not natural.

  93. C.L.

    None:
    There’s two types of men who hate gays. The first is the really pious, and the second are the ones who see them as a temptation.

    I don’t know – nor have I ever met – any “pious” (meaning genuinely, profoundly Christian) men who “hate” homosexuals. As for the second grouping in your little taxonomy, to wit: men who criticise or dislike homosexual behaviours or particular individuals must themselves be secretly homosexual (the original meaning of the etymologically absurd word, homophobia) – this polemical device was invented by the gay lobby in the 1970s and crashed into popular ideological parlance in the AIDS-ravaged 1980s. The thinking behind the “homophobia” tactic – for a tactic it was – was this: there is no surer way to silence men about homosexual degeneracy than to insinuate they’re surreptitiously homosexual. It has worked so well tactically that the West’s most prominent men now feel obliged to ostentatiously advertise their ‘tolerance’ of homosexuals (which tolerance has become an ever-lengthening list of ransoms; endorse the latest one or else) in order to affect the image of self-assured manliness. So, for example, a man like Bruce Springsteen who made his millions faking simpatico with the macho working stiffs of New Jersey ends up boycotting North Carolina because its Republican legislators won’t let men use little girls’ toilets. The lesson is that when men are hectored and hounded as a class (if not as a separate species) by homosexuals and women, they should either entirely ignore the didactic con lately in play or mercilessly destroy the con and its progenitors. If you don’t you end up like Springsteen: a male fag hag.

  94. Armadillo

    Suit pants is another dead giveaway. Bizarre.

  95. Armadillo

    “I dream of Genie” was an outlier.

  96. feelthebern

    Suit pants is another dead giveaway. Bizarre.

    A lady in a well cut, well fitted suit is very erotic.
    You don’t see it enough in Sydney.

  97. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2909291, posted on January 16, 2019 at 10:31 pm
    Sir Michael Atiyah obituary

    /Teh Dead Mathematicians Society

    I attended one of Atiyah’s lectures once. Probably the smartest man I’ve ever met.

  98. feelthebern

    Has ScoMo got new glasses?

  99. None

    If you don’t you end up like Springsteen: a male fag hag.

    I have been searching for years for the right words to describe Springsteen.

  100. urb

    #2909324, posted on January 16, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    thanks jc for your reply

    no pedantry involved. please read the thread, honest replies would be helpful, possibly appreciated.

  101. Cactus

    Feelthebern. Yeah the Black family has just moved in. The young man in the family is probably my favourite character.

    It is better than Sienfeld. I think its because it wasnt designed to be mass market, just a niche hobby horse to keep Larry David busy. Its raw and wrong and hilarious. I just dont literally laugh out loud from any other show.

  102. feelthebern

    The black dude & funckhauser are my favourites.
    It’s proper laugh out loud funny.

  103. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender, if you are around. Remember we spoke the other day of the ‘Shield Wall’ and you said it was mainly defensive? I had in mind that it was also a mode of attack, recalling how it was used as this in the series ‘The Last Kingdom’, about King Alfred of Britain in the 870’sAD. Now I am well into the third of Bernard Cornwell’s nine-book series called from which the TV programs have drawn their main elements. The shield wall is there depicted fictionally as both offensive and defensive, and I suspect, given how good these books are, that Cornwell has done some research on this technique.

    For any Cats interested in the warrior ethos, I heartily recommend these page turners. As I read and discard one, Hairy takes it up, so we are spending his ‘resting’ days in competitive reading. I find them quite gripping and so does he. Uhtred is a marvelous character construction, a Saxon raised a Dane. The context and descriptors, comparitors, analogies and metaphors, as he tells his tale, are all true to period. I also like, and think correct, the emphasis Cornwell places on the rise of Alfred as a religious battle for Christian ways over the new (I say old also) ways of the followers of Odin, the ancient religion of North-West Europe which I am sure existed in strength in Britain from pre-Roman till well into post-Roman times. The flexibility of the population in these novels in general to have a foot in both religious camps rings quite true to what we might expect of an ongoing conversion period, its battles back and forth.

    Grand stuff, well told and thrilling in its battle scenes, which are frequent.
    Go you military Cats, get ’em.

  104. feelthebern

    Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  105. JC

    Funckhauser actually died last week or so. The real one.

  106. Armadillo

    A lady in a well cut, well fitted suit is very erotic.

    Noted. Julia and Hillary are a disgrace.

    What’s the go with the Sheliahs in King Gees? And Hi Viz shirts?

    To the point. Sheliahs over 100 kg should probably be wearing a sack cloth. Unless they are over 7 foot tall.

  107. Steve trickler.

    This guy has an act and its is well executed.



    Very clever.

  108. feelthebern

    No way.
    I loved Funckhauser.

  109. Armadillo

    I bet IT wouldn’t be shagging a Sheliah 4 foot tall, wearing a smock with a Toberone hanging out her mouth. Just a hunch I have.

  110. jupes

    Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Appalling to make a kid play a homo character.

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    From Mitch’s link on Marihuana impact on the brain of early teens:

    What the increased brain matter volume means is unclear.
    Typically at that age, Garavan says, the adolescent brain undergoes a “pruning” process, where it gets thinner, rather than thicker as it refines its synaptic connections.
    “One possibility is they’ve actually disrupted that pruning process,” Garavan says of the marijuana-using kids.

    I think the technical term for this is befuddlement.

    Hey, let’s make it legal and have lots more of it in growing teens.
    What could possibly go wrong?

  112. JC

    yea, gonsky at 76, I think.

    I loved the black dude. He took over larry’s life and wouldn’t leave. I think Larry liked having around after the divorce.

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Can you explain how you have a $30 million BHP position. Work back from the special dividend you told us… $100,000 plus $600,000. Also how much would you like to bet that you don’t.

    Go!

    You have no idea, hairy backed/half arab/head prefect, none at all. I’ve got my own holding of B.H.P. shares, as does the family company, of which I’m majority shareholder.

  114. Armadillo

    Blokes are different. Sheliahs will shag anything.

    Exhibit A – Arkys videos. Lovely child, but Arkys a nutter.

  115. JC

    Oh ho Rones
    Yep it’s true I really have no idea, but i also suspect you’re lying and would like to explore the idea of a bet with you that you don’t have $30 million in BHP stock. Are you interested. Of course we’ll escrow.

  116. Stimpson J. Cat

    Lovely child, but Arkys a nutter.

    That doesn’t mean anything.
    I too was a lovely child,
    now I’m a mentally ill bald man trying to convince Sane people not to punch 12 year old girls.
    Life can be funny sometimes.

  117. urb

    jc,
    im more interested on your insights on matters market.
    i earn most of my money thru autodesk ADSK. what do you think of it?

  118. Zyconoclast

    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100-miles of coastline to prepare for sea-level rise.

    Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/california_set_to_seize_1100_miles_of_coastline.html#ixzz5cm0o5WbC

  119. Armadillo

    Zulu, lend me a couple of million. I’ll give it to Stimpy. Wise investment.

  120. Cactus

    I think if you had a few hundred million in the bank, a nice house and a cool black guy like Larry has in the show, you got it made.

  121. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yep it’s true I really have no idea, but i also suspect you’re lying and would like to explore the idea of a bet with you that you don’t have $30 million in BHP stock. Are you interested. Of course we’ll escrow.

    Show me where I’ve ever claimed to have that amount in BHP stock. Go! Quickly now, it’s not as though you haven’t been busted making up shit about me on this blog, before.

  122. Armadillo

    I’m a mentally ill bald man trying to convince Sane people not to punch 12 year old girls.

    The very fact we even need to discuss this is mind boggling.

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ll give it to Stimpy. Wise investment.

    No don’t.
    I’ll spend it on gold hair plugs.
    I can’t justify it.
    Divvy it up between the five poorest old people on Catallaxy so they can afford a new arse or hip or golf buggy or whatever it is that old people buy.

  124. Armadillo

    No one ever lies on this blog. Ever.

  125. DrBeauGan

    jupes
    #2909352, posted on January 16, 2019 at 11:29 pm
    Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Appalling to make a kid play a homo character.

    Chances are good he was, ah, flamboyant before they hired him.

  126. Leo G

    South Australia’s new big battery unveiled in bid to improve power security
    It can supply power to 4000 homes for 2-3 hours.

    The 8 MWh battery system can provide power for a 50MVA substation on its part of the grid for about 10 minutes- but only if it can limit substation demand to 50% of rated output.

  127. egg_

    I don’t know – nor have I ever met – any “pious” (meaning genuinely, profoundly Christian) men who “hate” homosexuals.

    Hence, “Pastor” Phelps was a fruitcake.

  128. Armadillo

    Divvy it up between the five poorest old people on Catallaxy so they can afford a new arse or hip or golf buggy or whatever it is that old people buy.

    Great way to start a fight, Stimpy. And so it begins……

    New perky boobs is sure to win.

  129. Leigh Lowe

    Deepest sympathy Carpe.
    Tough times.
    I have no doubt that your eulogy was tough, but also a huge comfort for your mum (and a massive relief for the siblings who managed to pass on that duty!)

  130. JC

    Show me where I’ve ever claimed to have that amount in BHP stock. Go! Quickly now, it’s not as though you haven’t been busted making up shit about me on this blog, before.

    Oh hi Rones. You boasted to me you took in $100,000 personally and 600,000 in you’re (Gina sized) private company. Recall? The special dividend was $1.02. From that we deduce you’re implying a stock position of roughly 700,000 shares in BHP. 700,000 is actually 23 million, but I also imputed the gross/net dividend for tax and I presumed you were telling me it was net after tax. Assuming a tax rate of 30%, that makes it a slap bang position of $30 million BHP stock. Are we betting?

  131. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1m
    It is becoming more and more obvious that the Radical Democrats are a Party of open borders and crime. They want nothing to do with the major Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border. #2020!

  132. Zatara

    The bill is a 571-page dreamscape of wild wishes and federal mandates on states. The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge. H.R. 1 would undo that.

    I wouldn’t be too worried about it. Let them waste as much time and effort as possible producing as many pages of tripe as they want.

    It takes a 2/3 vote of Congress to amend the Constitution and the chances of them assembling that are nil.

  133. JC

    Rones

    I’m taking a rough guess, the bet won’t work for you, right?

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Larry David is a genius.
    Yes, some cringing stuff, but it is so funny.
    People will watch “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 50 years time and it will still be funny, because the comedy turns on human foibles, not on cheap slag-offs at, say, the President of the day
    .

  135. Leigh Lowe

    JC.
    The figures you quote for BHP are in USD.
    Much higher in AUD.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The special dividend was $1.02.

    You haven’t even got that right. Stay off this blog when you’re drunk, JC, you only beclown yourself.

  137. JC

    Rones

    Here’s the exact computation. $1.02/1 (100,000 + 600,000)/.60 = 1,020,000 shares. At last nights close you had $33,588,600 invested in BHP.

  138. DrBeauGan

    Ian Stewart, who wrote the Atiyah obit was a collaborator of Terry Pratchett. It’s a small world.

  139. jupes

    Chances are good he was, ah, flamboyant before they hired him

    Maybe. But little kids shouldn’t be typecast as homos.

    It’s bait for these kind of freaks.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    The BHP special dividend was USD 1.02/share.
    Are we confusing the special dividend (paid January) with the share buy-back (market less 14%) executed late 2018?

  141. jupes

    People will watch “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 50 years time and it will still be funny, because the comedy turns on human foibles, not on cheap slag-offs at, say, the President of the day

    You think child homos are funny?

  142. JC

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2909381, posted on January 16, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    The special dividend was $1.02.

    You haven’t even got that right. Stay off this blog when you’re drunk, JC, you only beclown yourself.

    Oh shit, you’re right Leigh. The div of $1.02 was US Dollars. Rones’ stock position is higher then.

    Dividend 102 US cents per share

  143. DrBeauGan

    jupes
    #2909384, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:01 am
    Chances are good he was, ah, flamboyant before they hired him

    Maybe. But little kids shouldn’t be typecast as homos.

    It’s bait for these kind of freaks.

    True, and I agree having a poofy kid as a character is twisted. Trouble is the poor kid probably fits in well with half the rest of the cast and the writers.

  144. JC

    Leigh Lowe
    #2909385, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:01 am

    The BHP special dividend was USD 1.02/share.
    Are we confusing the special dividend (paid January) with the share buy-back (market less 14%) executed late 2018?

    No, It was this dividend. Rones was boasting to me he personally received 100K and 600K in her personal company, which totaled $700,000. I don’t think Rones realizes he’s given us all the necessary information for a very basic equation. Two known and one unknown.

  145. Armadillo

    Funerals are a strange event. You think you know someone, then you don’t. At least, not as the person you thought you knew. Everyone knows someone slightly different.

    Life is about circles. We all have a different “face”. Different personas.

    No one is the same to their partner, their child, their nephew, their sister, their grandchildren, their workmates or indeed, themselves.

    Arky is still shit though. It’s on tape.

  146. JC

    Herb

    I have no idea. I looked and it’s a micro cap stock (about US$ 30 million). There are about 3500 stocks in the US. I play in the big cap because I like the liquidity in the big crap and too old to hang around 3 hours looking to sell a line of stock in a down market. If you like it then love it. My background is currency trading and

  147. Mitch M.

    I think the technical term for this is befuddlement.

    Hey, let’s make it legal and have lots more of it in growing teens.
    What could possibly go wrong?

    Hey Lizzie utterly confusing result. The only way I can approach it is to think of studies showing how cannabinoids can stimulate neurogenesis but that’s a long bow. It might be a lowering of inflammation because cannabinoids are very good at that(chronic inflammation inhibits neurogenesis). It is more probable I don’t have a fucking clue.

  148. The A.D.

    I am an unwavering constant.

  149. JC

    … and I prefer liquid stocks.

  150. feelthebern

    The dividend component of the buy-back was approx $28 a share wasn’t it?

  151. JC

    Bank of America up over 5% in premarket. If this holds the entire market could tear higher destroying the shorts.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    … and I prefer liquid stocks.

    It’s showing. Stay off this blog when you’re drunk. I’m having a fucking good laugh at your ravings.

  153. Zyconoclast

    Possibly NSFW

    Cambridge’s resident ‘Naked Professor’ Victoria Bateman has stripped off again to protest about Brexit, hosting an adult-only show last night in Cambridge to make the point that “Brexit leaves Britain naked”. The creepy FBPErs who turned up to watch clearly didn’t mind, they even took to the stage at the end to sign her body with permanent marker. Desperate Remainers resorting to Project Leer…

    https://order-order.com/2019/01/15/project-leer-creepy-remainers-sign-naked-professors-body-bizarre-brexit-protest/

  154. Armadillo

    Zulu, just buy Arky a real car. Like normal people have.

  155. feelthebern

    $A27.26 was the dividend component of the BHP off-market buy-back.
    Per share.
    $11.68 franking credit.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    OK.
    Basic information.
    The BHP special dividend is USD 1.02 per share (roughly AUD 1.41 per share). It has gone XD but not paid until 30 January.
    The buyback (paid December) was AUD 27.64 per share, but it had a significant scale-back (maybe 40% ish acceptance from memory).

  157. Mark A

    The A.D.
    #2909393, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:13 am

    What about that hole you cut to clear the cross beam? Going to cover it up somehow? You didn’t say it on the vid.

  158. Leigh Lowe

    Sounds right bern.
    I am quoting dividend + capital component.

  159. Armadillo

    The dude won’t post here anymore and he’s using his kid as sympathy.

    FfS, buy him a Merceedes. Have a heart.

  160. urb

    Armadillo
    #2909400, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:17 am
    Zulu, just buy Arky a real car. Like normal people have.

    i am seeing lots of jag e-pace models about lately

  161. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2909406, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:20 am

    The dude won’t post here anymore.

    Looks like it, I’m genuinely interested in his project.

  162. Armadillo

    Poor kid is eating sandwiches and pretending to pour tea from a “tea cup”.

    She should be eating a fucking lobster.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I did my dad’s funeral oration. No-one else would.
    I found his life interesting, his ventures ambitious, largely unsuccessful, but bravely started.
    He was loud, selfish, domineering, unread; also sad, lonely, intelligent and a product of his times.
    I didn’t say these things quite like that though. Speak only well of the dead, so I tried.
    I came to know him better by researching his life objectively, not as his daughter.
    I am sure he loved us and brought us to Australia to do his best for us. Mostly, I said that.
    Also recalling some rose-tinted childhood memories about family life in those very early days.
    I really tried to be sympathetic to him, to reinvent him at his death, to explain his moods, his choices.
    He once said to me “I barely know you”, reaching out, but I couldn’t, aged 20, respond well.
    He’d wanted to be a good father; he’d just lost his way somehow. Home was ever a shouting match.
    His mental illness episodes didn’t help; he’d had a terrible childhood, which set him back a lot.

    Vale, dad. Years ago now.

    I’m off to bed; it’s late. You can probably tell.

  164. JC

    Rones

    I’m not drunk, but just wanted to see if we could arrange a bet. In fact I haven’t touched a drink since last Friday. I’m trying to have a friendly (if rare) conversation with you and arrange this bet.

    The way to work back from the information… dividend, dividend received will give us the stock position. It’s pretty basic math.

    Do you understand what we’ve done here?

    ———————

    Bern

    I always roughly figure out a buyback as a % of the market cap and work back from there. The buyback was , I think US7.3 billion, which is roughly A$10 billion. $10 billion over a market cap of $166 billion = 6%
    6% of the stock price is roughly 2 bucks a share. However we don’t exactly know how much stock they buy, because it depends on the price seeing the spend amount is fixed. Agree?

  165. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2909409, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Poor kid is eating sandwiches and pretending to pour tea from a “tea cup”.

    She should be eating a fucking lobster.

    Bingo, you just revealed that you subscribed to his videos.
    There was no link here.

  166. feelthebern

    Thinking about taking Monday off to watch the Patriots play the Chiefs.
    Should be a sublime game.

  167. feelthebern

    Also depends on how many shares are tendered into the buy-back
    No offshore insto would & they make up over 60% of the BHP register.

  168. JC

    $A27.26 was the dividend component of the BHP off-market buy-back.
    Per share.
    $11.68 franking credit.

    How do you arrive at the buyback of 27.26 a share. Buybacks are disclosed as the total amount of the spend.

    If the div component was 27.26 bucks a share that means the entire stock price.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    If someone collected buyback proceeds of $600k, that would imply they had a shareholding of … proceeds divided by scaleback factor of 57% … = $1.4m
    So, after buyback they have $800k, or roughly 25,000 shares.
    This would deliver a special dividend of USD 26k at 1.02 ps.

  170. feelthebern

    You’re thinking too US JC.
    Australia off market buy backs are vehicles to distribute franking credits.
    Small capital component, huge fully franked dividend.

  171. JC

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2909398, posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

    … and I prefer liquid stocks.

    It’s showing. Stay off this blog when you’re drunk. I’m having a fucking good laugh at your ravings.

    Oh hi Rones. Did you tell me you received 100K plus 600K as the special div or not. Please don’t force me to go to the conversation as this will really piss me off. I filed it but it’s the city and this means I have to google it. Dont let me do it.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    If the div component was 27.26 bucks a share that means the entire stock price.

    Yep.
    The capital component was something like 38 cents.
    For tax purposes it was maybe $4.
    Fucking gold if you are looking for franking credits and running low on capital losses.

  173. JC

    You’re thinking too US JC.
    Australia off market buy backs are vehicles to distribute franking credits.
    Small capital component, huge fully franked dividend.

    Really? Shit, okay.

    That doesn’t get the Ronester off the hook though.

  174. JC

    Yep.
    The capital component was something like 38 cents.
    For tax purposes it was maybe $4.
    Fucking gold if you are looking for franking credits and running low on capital losses.

    Fuccccckkkk. Okay.

  175. Armadillo

    There was no link here.

    Wrong. Gab posted it. I hit it by accident and then saw the poor child, and then heard that grating NZ accent.

    Cats are tricksters. It’s like CL pretending to post something interesting and you end up in the bottomless pit of Julia dancing. The blog owner needs to do something about it. Something severe.

  176. feelthebern

    Watching ESPN & they are advertising UFC.
    Apparently the ESPN deal has added another bill to the value of UFC.
    That Dana White might be a grub, but he knows what the mob wants.
    Blood & gore.
    Too much for my stomach though.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    On the same page bern.
    Article in the Oz today about companies dumping dividends and buybacks pre Billy Shorten.
    Looking for companies with mountains of franking credits and good liquidity.
    Could be a larger than usual price hit after the dividend/buyback but should correct if fundamentals OK.
    Looking for targets.
    Any thoughts?

  178. feelthebern

    Right now, the companies with the largest franking credit balances as a % of market cap in the ASX200 are:
    Flightcentre;
    Woollies;
    ASX;
    Fortescue (they they are already doing a 500mil on-market buy-back);
    Telstra (but they are skint so unlikely to do a big one).

  179. JC

    Can someone explain it to me. When BHP announced 7.3 million buyback, what eggactly happens with the money?

  180. feelthebern

    What ever the number of the buy-back, that’s the cash that the company buys back from the punters who tender their shares.
    Its just the make up of the components (capital & dividend) that’s throwing you.

  181. Armadillo

    Arkys kid wants a decent feed, JC wants a fabulous car. Arky needs a real car (like normal people have).

    It’s a strange world.

  182. None

    I am an unwavering constant.

    A real number.

  183. feelthebern

    The Cat’s been awesome this week.

  184. C.L.

    Gillette not running anti-men campaign in Saudi Arabia (where it is legal to bash your wife).

    The ad is only being run in countries made safe and free by white Christian men.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oh hi Rones. Did you tell me you received 100K plus 600K as the special div or not. Please don’t force me to go to the conversation as this will really piss me off. I filed it but it’s the city and this means I have to google it. Dont let me do it.

    Do your own research, you silly old bugger. Stay off this blog when you’re drunk, as you only make a complete fool of yourself.

  186. mh

    Breitbart still receiving Google leaks.

    ‘THE SMOKING GUN’: Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/01/16/google-youtube-search-blacklist-smoking-gun/

  187. Steve trickler.

    Nice work.

    Traveling on a distant probe launched from Earth.



  188. C.L.

    Ian Plimer has an excellent piece in The Australian wherein he puts a “zombie statistic” to the sword:

    Here it is, entire:

    The 97pc climate consensus fraud
    JANUARY 16, 2019
    By Ian Plimer

    It is often claimed that 97 per cent of scientists conclude that humans are causing global warming. Is that really true? No. It is a zombie statistic.

    In the scientific circles I mix in, there is an overwhelming scepticism about human-induced climate change. Many of my colleagues claim that the mantra of human-induced global warming is the biggest scientific fraud of all time and future generations will pay dearly.

    If 97 per cent of scientists agree that there is human-induced climate change, you’d think they would be busting a gut to vanquish climate sceptics in public debates. Instead, many scientists and activists are expressing confected outrage at the possibility of public debates because the science is settled. After all, 97 per cent of scientists agree that human emissions drive global warming and there is no need for further discussion.

    In my 50-year scientific career, I have never seen a hypothesis where 97 per cent of scientists agree. At any scientific conference there are collections of argumentative sods who don’t agree about anything, argue about data, how data was collected and the conclusions derived from data. Scepticism underpins all science, science is underpinned by repeatable validated evidence and scientific conclusions are not based on a show of hands, consensus, politics or feelings. Scientists, just like lawyers, bankers, unionists, politicians and those in all other fields, can make no claim to being honest or honourable, and various warring cliques of scientists have their leaders, followers, outsiders and enemies. Scientists differ from many in the community because they are allegedly trained to be independent. Unless, of course, whacking big research grants for climate “science” are waved in front of them.

    The 97 per cent figure derives from a survey sent to 10,257 people with a self-interest in human-induced global warming who published “science” supported by taxpayer-funded research grants. Replies from 3146 respondents were whittled down to 77 self-appointed climate “scientists” of whom 75 were judged to agree that human-induced warming was taking place. The 97 per cent figure derives from a tribe with only 75 members. What were the criteria for rejecting 3069 respondents? There was no mention that 75 out of 3146 is 2.38 per cent. We did not hear that 2.38 per cent of climate scientists with a self-interest agreed that humans have played a significant role in changing climate and that they are recipients of some of the billions spent annually on climate research.

    Another recent paper on the scientific consensus of human-induced climate change was a howler. Such papers can be published only in the sociology or environmental literature.

    The paper claimed that published scientific papers showed there was a 97.1 per cent consensus that man had caused at least half of the 0.7C global warming since 1950.

    How was this 97.1 per cent figure determined? By “inspection” of 11,944 published papers. Inspection is not rigorous scholarship. There was no critical reading and understanding derived from reading 11,944 papers. This was not possible as the study started in March 2012 and was published in mid-2013, hence only a cursory inspection was possible. What was inspected? By whom?

    The methodology section of the publication gives the game away. “This letter was conceived as a ‘citizen science’ project by volunteers contributing to the Skeptical Science website (www.skepticalscience.com). In March 2012, we searched the Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science for papers published from 1991-2011 using topic searches for ‘global warming’ or ‘global climate change’.”

    This translates as: This study was a biased compilation of opinions from non-scientific, politically motivated volunteer activists who used a search engine for key words in 11,944 scientific papers, were unable to understand the scientific context of the use of “global warming” and “global climate change”, who rebadged themselves as “citizen scientists” to hide their activism and ignorance, who did not read the complete papers and were unable to evaluate critically the diversity of science published therein.

    The conclusions were predictable because the methodology was not dispassionate and involved decisions by those who were not independent.

    As part of a scathing critical analysis of this paper by real scientists, the original 11,944 papers were read and the readers came to a diametrically opposite conclusion. Of the 11,944 papers, only 41 explicitly stated that humans caused most of the warming since 1950 (0.3 per cent). Of the 11,944 climate “science” papers, 99.7 per cent did not say that carbon dioxide caused most of the global warming since 1950. It was less than 1 per cent and not one paper endorsed a man-made global warming catastrophe.

    Political policy and environmental activism rely on this fraudulent 97 per cent consensus paid for by the taxpayer to rob the taxpayer further with subsidies for bird-and-bat-chomping wind turbines, polluting solar panels and handouts to those with sticky fingers in the international climate industry. It’s this alleged 97 per cent consensus that has changed our electricity from cheap and reliable to expensive and unreliable.

    Activists with no skin in the game are setting the scene for economic suicide.

    Time for yellow shirts to shirt-front politicians about their uncritical acceptance of a fraud that has already cost the community hundreds of billions of dollars.
    ——————-
    Emeritus professor Ian Plimer’s latest book
    , The Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Ripoff, is published by Connor Court.

  189. JC

    Rones

    How may times do I have to repeat this. When you inform me
    1. The actual dividend ($us1.02 per share)
    2. the amount of money received. $100,000 plus 600,000 = $700,000

    You can calculate the number of stocks you own and with the stock price, the market value of the position. With the information you kindly provided your stock position in BHP stock is over $30 million dollars, or more likely that what it is in a parallel universe.

    I don’t know why your accusing me of being drunk along with other wanton abuse. It’s very hurtful as I’m trying to help you. Do not upset me as it’s late.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I don’t know why your accusing me of being drunk along with other wanton abuse. It’s very hurtful as I’m trying to help you. Do not upset me as it’s late.

    Hilarious, watching you crashing around, making a complete dick of yourself. No wonder you’ve got no credibility on this blog. Half demented, and past it all. Stick to having lunch with the resident fascist hyena. Go to bed, you silly old bugger.

  191. Armadillo

    $30 million isn’t much, JC.

  192. JC

    I know Arma. But I wish I had it. If the ronester doesn’t get me that car, I not going to be the nice guy I’ve tried to be with him.

    I love the hallucinatory denials and dust throwing. It’s artistic, if in a very lowrent sort of way.

  193. Armadillo

    Not when you haven’t got it.

    You wouldnt be hanging around Cattalaxy boasting about it. Better things to do I’d suspect.

  194. JC

    I swear, I could be as rich as Bozo and I’d still be here stoushing and mouthing as well as being serious at times. This place is great.

  195. Armadillo

    Someone should buy Arky a car. Like a real one. I’ve been tempted, but he’s too much of an idiot.

  196. JC

    Why does arky need a car? I know, you need a car, but what’s with needing one?

  197. Armadillo

    The “sooky” bullshit did me in. Bloke needs to “man up”.

  198. Armadillo

    Why does arky need a car? I know, you need a car, but what’s with needing one?

    He’s going through a “gay” moment or some shit. Building a Model A. Idiot started jogging. He’s fucked.

  199. JC

    Trump’s right. Winning then winning some more and then more. It’s gets boring. I really need my bitches to work harder as I think the fuckers are slacking off. Unacceptable.

  200. Armadillo

    The dickhead threw out perfectly good booze to make a Christmas Pudding and poisoned half the local ducks. Enough said.

  201. Armadillo

    Arky needs a car because he’s shit at jogging.

  202. Armadillo

    We’re talking about a bloke who cut the crap out of brand new shoes? And recorded it? He’s a nutter.

  203. Armadillo

    No one does that. It’s just fucking weird. I’m surprised he didn’t ask the shop assistant for a pair of scissors.

  204. Armadillo

    He put his socks on his ears. It wasn’t in the video. He cut that bit out.

  205. Armadillo

    Arky possibly thinks he’s one of the famous gangsters, like Dillinger or that lot. It’s why he wants the car.

  206. Tom

    FMD. The look-at-me troll once again renders the Cat unusable.

  207. Armadillo

    Arky “couldn’t hack” teaching kids. He got all sooky and gave up.

    Same thing at “The Cat”, albeit with semi adults.

  208. Armadillo

    FMD. The look-at-me troll once again renders the Cat unusable.

    Go ahead, Tom. It’s late, and not as if anyone else is using the space.

    Impart your words of wisdom. What would you like to talk about?

  209. Armadillo

    Tom, go ahead. You can’t just say “troll”‘and everything’s fine. Pick a subject.

  210. Tom

    Armadillo, I suggest you move your alcohol-soaked mental illness to a professional counsellor. Hijacking a blog other people use makes you an anti-social arsehole.

  211. Armadillo

    Tom, I didn’t realise I was inconveniencing you and others.

    Go ahead with your important announcement. Others are lining up to comment. Do hurry up.

  212. Armadillo

    Tom, is there something really important you want to say?

  213. Armadillo

    Buddy, when you get out of your Universirty diapers, let me know.

    I think everyone here appreciates the “toons” (including me), but don’t lecture me. If you have something to say, say it.

  214. Armadillo

    I’m “anti-social”. Wow. Just Wow.

    Pick up a dictionary, and read it in context.

  215. Armadillo

    Tom obviously has humour bypass syndrome.

    It’s an affliction of the young these days. Mainly the gormless.

    Too much Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings rubbish. Splayed his brain.

  216. Armadillo

    Here is something I notice constantly with kids these days.

    No common sense. None whatsoever. They know how to say a few big words, no idea what 9/2 means.

  217. Armadillo

    Come on, Tom. You have accused me of ……

    Hijacking a blog other people use makes you an anti-social arsehole

    Explain yourself. In English. Make your case.

  218. Armadillo

    “Hijacking” used to happen on airplanes. I’ll let you google the correct definition. It bears zero resemblance to what I’m accused of.

  219. Armadillo

    The charges against me are ludicrous. I’m innocent and as pure as the driven snow.

    Case closed.

  220. Armadillo

    I should sue for damages. But I won’t.

  221. Armadillo

    My Solicitor is a shifty prick. His eyes are too close together. It’s very unsettling.

    Half the time I don’t know if he’s talking to me or the ceiling fan.

  222. Armadillo

    Pretty weird because the ceiling fan doesn’t actually work. I think he’s looking for flies or something.

    You’re half expecting the “lizard tounge” to come out.

    Annie, what’s the update on the “Lizard People”?

  223. Armadillo

    It appears I’ve spoiled another thread because no one else could comment. Picking up my bat and ball and going home.

  224. Armadillo

    Ill spit at Tom as I leave. Don’t be such a wuss.

  225. Armadillo

    Tom, your thread now. Go for it.

  226. Armadillo

    Don’t dare let anyone else on here buddy.

  227. Armadillo

    It’s not as if they could type a comment and hit the post button.

  228. Jannie

    Arma, its not nice to hijack the thread. It does not belong to you alone. BTW, when you are drunk you should stay away from the keyboard, and disable your email.

  229. Armadillo

    It would make them an “anti-social” thread wrecking arsehole?

  230. Armadillo

    Arma, its not nice to hijack the thread

    I rest my case.

  231. Armadillo

    BTW, when you are drunk you should stay away from the keyboard, and disable your email.

    That’s your opinion.

    Escalation is best achieved in a state oblivion.

    Say what you mean, plead ignorance in the morning.

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