Wednesday Forum: April 3, 2019

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1,689 Responses to Wednesday Forum: April 3, 2019

  1. Boambee John

    Properly set up and funded, a mobile Oncology service would work.
    Outreach services are part of our national heritage.
    Heard of the RFDS?

    Numbers

    There is a fixed, established, oncology service in Coffs Harbour, which I suspect is not as populous as Toowoomba.

    Speak to your (Labor) state government, which has the primary responsibility for hospital services.

  2. notafan

    Stimpson plans to be nurse

  3. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson plans to be nurse

    I’m already am imaginary Doctor.
    That would be going backwards.

  4. Confused Old Misfit

    It’s OK MV
    I carry.

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am happy to visit you all though.
    Just imagine, it would be the highlight of the week for the entire staff and client base.

  6. bespoke

    memoryvault
    #2980236, posted on April 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm
    Back to you old self, MV?

    Fvck off Bespoke. You are on my shortlist of people I will happily tear the throat out of, if the opportunity ever presents itself.

    LOL!

  7. notafan

    Trained in Cuba then Stimpson?

  8. calli

    Speaking of derelicts, I love Tom Waits. Here he is at his down-and-out best, cigarette and whiskey voice. The lyrics sound ominously like a lament for Australia.

  9. memoryvault

    I can’t speak for other states, but here in QLD if you require open heart surgery it will be performed at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. It will be performed by a team on nine doctors, led by the resident Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Naidoo. Before the operation and again afterwards you will be in a four bed ward, apart for the first 24 hours post-op when you will be in intensive care.

    This will be the case whether you hail from inner city Brisbane, or somewhere as far away as Townsville or Mt Isa, or you have the most expensive private health insurance, like the guy next to me, or are a public patient as I was.

    The only discernible difference between us was when it came to leave. I simply got in a wheelchair and was wheeled out by my daughter in law. The other guy got hit with a bill for $8,000.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There are some pretty sick people posting here.

    Well, I can certainly think of one. Comes here when unwelcome, and stays, and stays and stays.

    ==============

    Now, about the young woman who was fired for throwing up at the end of a work function.
    Doubtless she is just young and unused to drink. I recall a few similar throw-ups in my youth.
    People were kinder about such things in those days.

    Since then I’ve played mum to young girls in similar distress at both of my older sons’ eighteenth birthday and other parties; well-run affairs with security and the usual inexperienced drinker crowd as invitees.

    There, there dear, just have another good throw up in the toilet and would you like me to call your mum or your dad? Alternatively, you can just have a quiet lie down in this darkened room for a while alone (I said alone, dear, Henry can wait outside for you) and our driver will take you home in the hired limo-bus at midnight with everyone else not collected by their parents or an Uber. Shame about your lovely dress, but here’s a spare T-shirt and jeans. Next time, eat something first.

  11. calli

    Who sold that footage of me on the skateboard? And how much did you pay?

  12. Boambee John

    notafan
    #2980138, posted on April 5, 2019 at 1:12 pm
    Which is exactly what you would expect from a communist country

    numbers is not a communist but he sure likes apologizing for communist regimes

    Numbers told us a couple of weeks ago that he did not have politics, he had “values”.

    Communist values?

  13. Mater

    Properly set up and funded, a mobile Oncology service would work.
    Outreach services are part of our national heritage.
    Heard of the RFDS?

    Given that a lot of the treatments are everyday for six weeks, the thing couldn’t move quicker than once every six weeks. Add to that the stagger of new patients starting everyday, such a setup would only remain mobile until it’s first stop.

    No, it wouldn’t work. By the very nature of radiation oncology, it can’t.
    It isn’t a matter of a quick jab and then move on to the next town.

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trained in Cuba then Stimpson?

    Why would I spend real money to really travel to a real country for imaginary training to become an imaginary Doctor?
    Aren’t you meant to be a Sane person?
    Do I need to make an imaginary diagnosis?

  15. zyconoclast

    Just when you thought Parliament couldn’t sink any lower, along comes jailbird MP Fiona Onasanya to cast the deciding vote in favour of the latest Stop Brexit manoeuvre.

    MPs vote to block No Deal Brexit by majority of one

    It passed by 313 votes to 312, rammed through Parliament in just one day.

    Those who voted to block No Deal included 229 Labour MPs, 14 Conservative MPs and Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya who was convicted in January for perverting the course of justice.

    Onasanya walked through the voting lobby wearing the electronic ankle tag with which she was fitted after being released early from HMP Bronzefield in Surrey.

  16. notafan

    The only discernible difference between us was when it came to leave. I simply got in a wheelchair and was wheeled out by my daughter in law. The other guy got hit with a bill for $8,000.

    Very nice MV

    but so what?

    no-one plans to have open heart surgery

    People choose private health because for non urgent health issues they have choice of doctor and can avoid waiting lists

    And sometimes that includes shaving a few days off waiting for urgent things like open heart surgery

  17. memoryvault

    Who sold that footage of me on the skateboard? And how much did you pay?

    Link?

    Please?

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The only discernible difference between us was when it came to leave. I simply got in a wheelchair and was wheeled out by my daughter in law. The other guy got hit with a bill for $8,000.

    Yes. And there is something really wrong with that. Who is subsidizing who in this?
    The one who has already paid out a fortune in private insurance and received not much for it.

  19. calli

    mobile Oncology service

    It’s called “get in your car and drive to hospital”. If it’s under two hours, consider yourself blessed that you live in a country that provides such things.

    Just how many Aussies are completely woosified and entitled? It’s a worry.

  20. notafan

    only stimpson is allowed to make jokes at the cat

  21. Overburdened

    If he wanted a test drive, he’d die of fright before the first one landed.
    Jissen not kumite

  22. calli

    Heh. It’s on the page fold, Vault. Old People Fails.

    The Beloved features getting out of a skip.

    Or…we have doppelgangers who are equally unco.

  23. bespoke

    memoryvault
    #2980271, posted on April 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm
    Who sold that footage of me on the skateboard? And how much did you pay?

    Link?

    Please?

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/04/03/wednesday-forum-april-3-2019/comment-page-5/#comment-2980255

  24. zyconoclast

    President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing its mass release of border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States, most recently releasing more than 17,000 migrants in less than two weeks.
    According to newly obtained data by Breitbart News, DHS released about 17,065 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. between March 21 and April 1, a mere 12-day period. Since December 21, 2018, DHS has released about 125,565 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the country.

  25. Eddystone

    calli

    #2980249, posted on April 5, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Lol. Walking frames at twenty paces.

    When you hear the choppers approaching, don’t fear, it’s just loose false teeth.

    Ha ha! Pay that one calli.

  26. Overburdened

    Reading on, I can say with some confidence

    Don’t be an angry ant.

  27. notafan

    MV Are you saying that the only hospital in Brisbane that does open heart surgery is prince Charles, even though their website says they are the biggest, not the only?

    not true

  28. Louis

    memoryvault how many days did they keep you in hospital after your open heart surgery and how long till you could walk around?

  29. mh

    Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains he has told the truth since reporting to police that two masked men assaulted him, shouting slurs and wrapping a rope around his neck.

    Smollett is also Jooish. But we’re not allowed to talk about it.

    Or maybe Chris Rock is

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Those who voted to block No Deal included 229 Labour MPs, 14 Conservative MPs and Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya who was convicted in January for perverting the course of justice.

    It looks like she’s just got away with doing it again. On parole.

    The Brexit brawling is making a total mockery of British democracy.

  31. Overburdened

    A few sayings

    He was in it until the bell rang.

    He wouldn’t know southpaw from Singapore.

    He’s a tomato (add ‘can’ ad lib’)

    Pain is a great teacher.

    Never attack as if you are willing to lose your life.

    In a series.

    I’m often reminded of the apocryphal story of the boxer, returning to his corner, who was told by his corner man that the other bloke hadn’t laid a glove on him, to which the boxer replied, ‘ Well keep your eye on the ref because I’m getting the shit punched out of me’.

  32. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Since December 21, 2018, DHS has released about 125,565 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the country.

    That’s quite a lot of homeland insecurity on display there.

  33. bespoke

    Finished last pick of vintage, next pruning, Yay!!

  34. Overburdened

    Naturally, boxing lives in the realm of Kumite.
    In Jissen he wouldn’t be back in the corner.

  35. OldOzzie

    For the Cat Ladies

    Why this look has legs

    How two friends stepped into the activewear trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

    By Milanda Rout

    It was on a double date (in double denim, no less) that Pip Edwards first voiced her idea for a fashion-focused activewear brand to friend and future business partner Claire Tregoning. It started with a name — P.E Nation — that evoked memories of high school sports classes and played on 80s and 90s retro references. It was also about creating clothing that Edwards actually wanted to wear beyond the walls of the gym. She wanted design-driven pieces that were acceptable on the street.

    “It was authentic to who we are, what we do, our lifestyle and our style,” Edwards says of the brand, now in its third year and stocked in 255 stores globally, and which saw 400 per cent growth in the past 24 months.

    “We are both working mums who like to train. Obviously there was a rise in athletic gear when we launched, but I feel our name — and brand — has penetrated the market. It’s for every day. It’s not like fashion where you can only wear it once on the red carpet. This product is quality, it looks good, it’s fashionable, it’s functional and comfortable — I mean, what else can I give you?”

    .E Nation is just one of a number of Australian companies that have been part of the extraordinary evolution that is athleisure — aka leggings as pants — which was once frowned upon but is now expected to be worth $AU 800 billion globally by 2024, according to

    American market research company The NPD Group. In this country, sales are expected to hit $2.3 billion in the 2018/2019 financial year, and to keep increasing over the next five years.

    Business is bulging

    “Activewear is worn everywhere and I don’t think it is going to go away,” says Victoria University’s Professor Clare Hanlon, an expert in sport who co-authored the country’s first study on women, exercise and fitness apparel last year. “In Australia, physical activity is increasing. People are wanting to walk more, to bike more; being in non-organised sport is becoming more popular. The more people exercise, the more people purchase activewear. ”

    Hanlon and her colleagues found, not surprisingly, that health and appearance (or “self-care” and “wellness”, to quote Gwyneth Paltrow et al) was the main motivator for women purchasing activewear. It turns on a switch in the brain to get moving when most of us would rather be doing anything else. “When we put on our activewear for exercise it is like a mental stimulant, saying, right, I am going to exercise; it gets people in the zone,” she tells WISH. “It is really important.”

    The other thing she and her colleagues concluded is that activewear is now split into two categories, one for exercise and the other for everything but exercise. That is where fashion came into the game.

    “Casual daywear has increased,” Hanlon says. “There used to be a few traditional brands that produced activewear and now you have all your fashion brands. They have really taken on the market as well.

    “I think there is a stronger alignment between fashion and activewear, now more than there ever before. We have greater options.”

    Enter Edwards, Tregoning and P.E Nation. Edwards wanted a more fashion-driven brand of sports apparel that was socially acceptable to wear out of the gym. Tregoning thought it was worth exploring. “She messaged me three weeks after the lunch saying it was good idea and was I like, OMG, really, do you think so?” recalls Edwards. “But then it was on.”

    The pair, who met at Australian fashion label Sass & Bide (Tregoning and Edwards were both designers), spent 12 months working on weekends to get the brand off the ground. Tregoning’s husband and Edwards’ then-boyfriend (the other half of the original double denim double date) babysat Edward’s son and Tregoning’s two children while the pair put their heads down.

    “Between the two of us we could do everything, because our skill sets are quite different,” Edwards says. “Together, they have become a whole. Claire was able to draw, pull together the sampling, get the product right, and I was able to do the other side — how to penetrate the market, get the sales. We had the road map [from all our prior experience]. And we were also driven by the personal goal to do what we loved. We had worked for so many people in the past; we had worked for other people’s vision and under other’s people’s instruction. [I thought], actually we can f — king do it ourselves.”

    Edwards and Tregoning managed to launch P.E Nation in March 2016 with 45 stockists. “That was practically unheard of,” says Edwards. “We had to go around and sell it with no samples. We literally had to sell the dream before we had anything tangible.”

    Despite this great start, Edwards thought they may have missed the activewear boat, given that sales in the category had been increasing for a number of years.

    “To be honest, I thought we were at the tail end of the trend,” she admits. “What I didn’t realise was our unique proposition. We made the crossover [from sport to fashion] happen. People were talking about gym wear being street credible, but no one was actually doing that. They were just saying, yeah, you can wear your gym wear on the street, but it didn’t look fashionable.

    “We are design driven. It has all the performance qualities but it is actually design driven.”

    The pair were originally targeting P.E Nation at young mums like themselves but were impressed when a more diverse range of women starting buying their brand.

    “The product spoke to a vast majority of women and that was surprising,” Edwards explains.

    “It is not just our demographic; it is the older mum, it is the fashion girl, it is the fitness girl, it is the street girl. It really spoke to all women. I think it is quite powerful to have two women behind the brand who live and breathe it, who personify the brand. It is not a fabricated story; it is real and it is as real as it gets. We love it, we live it and we do everything with it. It’s accessible in that sense. We show you how to bring it to life.”

    And one of the big ways Edwards and Tregoning do that — as do many other Australian athleisure brands — is through social media, especially on Instagram.

    Edwards has more than 145,000 followers and P.E Nation has 169,000. The accounts are full of images of Edwards exercising in P.E Nation, as well as out and about in fabulous, sunny Bondi, where she lives. The images are beautiful, aspirational and selling a brand. That fit lifestyle — abs on display both in and outside the gym — is part of the reason there’s a massive increase in demand for activewear across the world.

    P.E Nation’s activewear range is based on creating clothing which is “fashionable, functional and comfortable”. Picture: Supplied

  36. Eyrie

    “And sometimes that includes shaving a few days off waiting for urgent things like open heart surgery”
    Friend of mine was going downhill and needed a heart valve repair. Was on waiting list for 9 months before the op and was going downhill noticeably by the end which greatly complicated recovery.
    If he had private insurance it would have been done much sooner.

  37. classical_hero

    I haven’t been posting much because I have been very sick. It seems that my kidney is making me sick and I will have it taken out asap.

  38. notafan

    I haven’t been posting much because I have been very sick. It seems that my kidney is making me sick and I will have it taken out asap.

    Hero is that the new kidney?

  39. Cassie of Sydney

    “mh
    #2980284, posted on April 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains he has told the truth since reporting to police that two masked men assaulted him, shouting slurs and wrapping a rope around his neck.

    Smollett is also Jooish. But we’re not allowed to talk about it.

    Or maybe Chris Rock is”

    He is not Jooooish. His father is but that doesn’t make him a J**. One is only Jooooish if one’s mother is…it is carried through the maternal line….Smollett’s mother is African American.

  40. From Notafan’s reference –

    Although the USA and other countries re-examine how to design health care delivery they should not uncritically accept the myth that the Cuban health care system has been the sole, or even the most important, cause of Cuba’s abnormally high longevity statistics. The role of Cuban economic and political oppression in coercing ‘good’ health outcomes merits further study.

    So “economic and political oppression” causes “high longevity statistics”.
    And the topic “merits further study”.
    With conclusions like that, hardly surprising…..

  41. Woolfe

    Get better soon classical_hero. You’ve got 2 (I hope!)

  42. notafan

    Numbers thinks that living longer under a totalitarian regime that monitors your every waking moment is a good outcome.

  43. Mark A

    mh
    #2980284, posted on April 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains he has told the truth since reporting to police that two masked men assaulted him, shouting slurs and wrapping a rope around his neck

    Strictly speaking he is telling the truth.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    bespoke
    #2980288, posted on April 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    Finished last pick of vintage, next pruning, Yay!!

    Whereabouts may I ask?

  45. Percy Popinjay

    two masked men assaulted him, shouting slurs and wrapping a rope around his neck

    Strictly speaking he is telling the truth.

    The stupid fraud was not assaulted.

  46. notafan

    While ignoring that low infant mortally rates are created by reclassifying neo natal deaths and coerced abortion

    But yeah Cuba doesn’t have obesity related deaths because everyone is on a strict calorie controlled diet

  47. Woolfe

    My wife went for a colonoscopy yesterday and was treated to a Code Blue whist waiting for the anaesthetist.

    Patient before her did a wheels up in the theatre and was wheeled out with nurses / doctors on the trolley pummelling her chest.

    Didn’t give her a warm feeling. Anyway she made it home with a spotless intestine.

  48. Percy Popinjay

    Given that the entire incident was fabricated. But then as we all know, there has probably never been a “hate crime ” reported in the US that wasn’t.

  49. bespoke

    Infidel Tiger
    #2980306, posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm
    bespoke
    #2980288, posted on April 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    Finished last pick of vintage, next pruning, Yay!!

    Whereabouts may I ask?

    South Australia.

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Vintage any good?

  51. bespoke

    It was OK IT, not best iv seen though. Some grafted blocks starting too pay for the boss and one block is close to 80 yrs.

  52. mh

    Cassie of Sydney
    #2980300, posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Cassie, don’t cast out young Jussie on a technicality. He needs guidance, love and support.

    Chris Rock now calls him Jessie, then you sink the slipper, too.

  53. memoryvault

    memoryvault how many days did they keep you in hospital after your open heart surgery and how long till you could walk around?

    I was in hospital for eight days afterwards, Louis. But I wouldn’t call it “walking around”. They encourage you to go to the toilet (with help) from day three. When I got home I could manage that, and I forced myself out of bed and sat at the table. It was eight weeks before I was cleared for rehab.

    I had the operations at the beginning of May, and I was given the final “all clear” signal at the end of November. They say it takes about 18 months to fully heal and recover.

    Unfortunately I haven’t got that long. Sometime between now and Christmas I’m going to have to go back in, get sawn in half again, and go through it all once more. I’m not looking forward to it.

  54. I pity someone who actually fought communists in real world combat and is almost 70 but thinks communist governments are generally more truth-telling than our imperfect government.

    The strong pity and and intelligent ignore.

  55. jupes

    Speaking of derelicts …

    And speaking of history repeating itself. I bought a couple of bottles of wine at a BWS this morning (sorry IT – my wife wanted the Qantas points). A bloke walked in and was told by the girl serving that she can’t serve him because he had already been in that morning. He left.

    I asked her what was all that about. Well the store (or the city?) has a policy not to serve anyone more than once a day. This is to stop the deros from getting too drunk (or make them move away?).

    Fucking seriously! How stupid are these people? As if that will effect one single dero. Back in the day WA had the same policy for everyone on Sundays. Pubs were only allowed to open for two hours for the morning session and three for the afternoon session (I think, I rarely made it to that session). Bottle shops were only allowed to sell 1.5 litres of beer to each customer.

    How do reckon that worked at keeping the punters sober? FMD those morning sessions were some of the best piss-ups of my life. We had to pour it down our throats in the limited time we had.

  56. bespoke

    It’s actually a good thing that Jussie Smollett faked the attack because it raises awareness of hate crimes

    And that’s exactly what this brave man has done. Staging an attack has brought the discussion of hate crime to the table. Sometimes it’s better to stage an incident or make up a case of prejudice if it means getting people to vote democrat in the next upcoming elections. It’s morally correct.

  57. jupes

    Do you really want this guy as your Senator, let alone our Sky Marshal of Earth?

    Is he trying to elected Dot? If so which party?

  58. zyconoclast

    He is not Jooooish. His father is but that doesn’t make him a J**. One is only Jooooish if one’s mother is…it is carried through the maternal line….Smollett’s mother is African American.

    Did she convert?
    Is she an African H3br3w [email protected]?

  59. Infidel Tiger

    And speaking of history repeating itself. I bought a couple of bottles of wine at a BWS this morning (sorry IT – my wife wanted the Qantas points).

    If you can find any left, Vintage Cellars has the best in store deal I’ve seen:

    5 x Wynns Black Labkle Cab Sauv
    1 x Wynns John Riddoch

    $160!

  60. Percy Popinjay

    FMD those morning sessions were some of the best piss-ups of my life. We had to pour it down our throats in the limited time we had.

    jupes – the booze bureaucrats in WA obviously thought the six o’clock swill was a world’s best practice method of regulating the alcohol consumption of wukkas who’d clocked off at 5:00pm.

  61. Feminism has allowed women to become the caricature of the patriarchy that they always hated.

  62. Wrong thread jupes. People can’t get enough Heinlein, re vets only get to vote. I say not with today’s army.

  63. Percy Popinjay

    Staging an attack has brought the discussion of hate crime to the table

    No, it’s yet another fraudulent incident to add to a long and sorry list.

  64. God I hate you IT but I am going to troll some friends with that now.

  65. bespoke

    Infidel Tiger
    #2980333, posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Gillette does not want any customers:

    https://twitter.com/GilletteVenus/status/1113565570354409473

    Tom?

  66. Percy Popinjay

    Feminism has allowed women to become the caricature of the patriarchy that they always hated.

    And if you don’t agree, they’ll head around to your house and rip your bloody arms orf.

  67. thefrollickingmole

    Infidel Tiger

    Someone needs to photoshop Biden in behind her.

  68. Overburdened

    Pp
    Trained by mv

  69. Infidel Tiger

    What a world.

    One of the chicks in the office thought it was appropriate to cook a steak for lunch using the sandwich press.

    I miss civilisation.

  70. Infidel Tiger

    Infidel Tiger

    Someone needs to photoshop Biden in behind her.

    I’ll bet it’s already happening. Biden is screwed.

    Dude tried to take a crack at Trump. That’s like having a bar fight with Mike Tyson.

  71. memoryvault

    As usual Nota, you go off half-cocked and misinformed. You should team up with Struth.

    They only perform what is referred to as “minimally invasive cardiac surgery” at St Andrews.
    Dr Naidoo is the Principal Cardiothoracic Surgeon there. If you require full open heart surgery you can start out at St Andrews, but when the time comes you will be transferred to The Prince Charles hospital, where your operation will be overseen by . . . Dr Naidoo!! . . . Just like me. After your day in ICU you will be transferred back to St Andrews to complete the week of overseen recovery.

    So what you get for all the money is the right to brag that you were a private patient in a private hospital for a few days, and not much else.

  72. jupes

    If you can find any left, Vintage Cellars has the best in store deal I’ve seen:

    Unfortunately it appears to be finished.

  73. Infidel Tiger

    Unfortunately it appears to be finished.

    Keep looking! Only available in store.

  74. jupes

    Keep looking! Only available in store.

    Will do.

  75. bespoke

    Bit of envy, MV RYOK?

  76. zyconoclast

    11 activists from Extinction Rebellion stripped off in the House of Commons public gallery in an attempt to draw politicians’ attention to the climate and ecological crisis.

    Who are they?
    Extinction Rebellion

    INTERNATIONAL REBELLION
    BEGINNING MONDAY 15TH APRIL : 11AM PARLIAMENT SQUARE
    1. The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.
    2. The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.
    3. A national Citizen’s Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    BWS annoyed me by having price cut labels, which upon arrival at the register, turn out to be only for people with a BWS rewards card. I haven’t been to BWS in a year or more because of that shtick.

    Best wishes Classical Hero and Memory Vault, you can have the half litre of authentic Cat blood I’m booked to give next Wednesday.

  78. Mark A

    Infidel Tiger
    #2980352, posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    What a world.

    One of the chicks in the office thought it was appropriate to cook a steak for lunch using the sandwich press.

    I miss civilisation.

    Running the risk of being labeled a barbarian, what’s wrong with using a sandwich maker to fry a stake?
    Only thing the stake requires is heat.

    Jeeeezus, some people get upset at nothing.

  79. Percy Popinjay

    https://twitter.com/GilletteVenus/status/11135655703544×9473

    FFS, IT, a trigger warning would have been appreciated!

  80. Zatara

    He is not Jooooish. His father is but that doesn’t make him a J**. One is only Jooooish if one’s mother is…it is carried through the maternal line….Smollett’s mother is African American.

    Did she convert?

    Dunno about that, but she was a communist and an activist of the Black Panthers back in the day.

    “My mom was in the movement with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, and one of her first mentors was Julian Bond,” Mr. Smollett said of the Black Panther founders and the civil rights leader.

    “To this day, Angela Davis is one of her dearest friends. We’ve spent Mother’s Day with Angela.”

  81. Confused Old Misfit

    FFS it was a STEAK!
    It was NOT a stake.

  82. feelthebern

    5 x Wynns Black Labkle Cab Sauv
    1 x Wynns John Riddoch
    $160!

    More than fair.
    That Wynns Riddoch is a quality drop.
    One of my preferred treats in the winter to enjoy with a quality steak.

  83. jupes

    Wrong thread jupes. People can’t get enough Heinlein, re vets only get to vote. I say not with today’s army.

    Yeah fuck that. I thought the gay-arsed traitor was putting himself up for election.

  84. Percy Popinjay

    One of my preferred treats in the winter to enjoy with a quality steak.

    Or a quality stake.

    Hint: Do not attempt to eat the stake, fried or otherwise.

  85. Mark A

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2980370, posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    FFS it was a STEAK!
    It was NOT a stake.

    Sue me!
    Not correcting typos. Period…. many of them too ……..

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Running the risk of being labeled a barbarian, what’s wrong with using a sandwich maker to fry a stake?
    Only thing the stake requires is heat.

    Jeeeezus, some people get upset at nothing.

    We have a communal kitchen in an open plan office and someone thinks it’s appropriate to cook a steak on the Breville?

    FFS. It’s bad enough we have people eating foreign food in the place.

    Only thing that pisses me off more is staff who ask me questions while I’m eating.

  87. lotocoti

    So far, the most exciting bit has been some geezer nicking stuff outside their gaff.

  88. bespoke

    Resistance is futile Mark A.

  89. feelthebern

    FFS. It’s bad enough we have people eating foreign food in the place.

    So you only eat wombat & echidna in the office?

  90. Percy Popinjay

    Only thing that pisses me off more is staff who ask me questions while I’m eating.

    My work colleagues have long been aware of one of our office’s golden rules – never get between me and my lunch.

  91. notafan

    I can’t speak for other states, but here in QLD if you require open heart surgery

    That isn’t what you said though

    Either way

    you ignored the far more important aspect of my so what?

    People don’t purchase health insurance because they plan to have major open heart surgery

    The purchase it for any medical possibility that might arise so they can have choice of doctor/private hospital and avoid waiting lists

    Which exist for all forms of elective surgery and medical treatment (open heart surgery is generally elective)

    and if you had looked at the graph on the previous page anyone that needs radiotherapy, for example, will on average wait less than in any public system in Australia

    so I am willing to bet that private patients might get priority even for major open heart surgery , though they won’t tell you that, will they?

    I really don’t know why you think you are making a point here

  92. zyconoclast

    5 US Code § 3110 – Employment of relatives states: Donald #Trump “may not appoint, employ (#JaredKushner or #IvankaTrump); to a civilian position in the Executive agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a ‘relative'”

    https://www.justice.gov/opinion/file/930116/download

  93. memoryvault

    Mark A,
    I’ve been meaning to ask – are you still back in Oz, or have you been redeployed again yet?

    If not, are you off anywhere in the near future?

  94. Infidel Tiger

    So you only eat wombat & echidna in the office?

    Swan.

    Same chick who used the Breville for her steak, thought it was appropriate to bring her dog to work and put some newspaper down for it to piss on… in the kitchen.

  95. Confused Old Misfit

    Mark A
    #2980374, posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Consider yourself to be in receipt of one scathing reprimand!

  96. Overburdened

    Tx lotocoti
    Looked at a Fox News report on the site.

    Those Democrats are totally fucked up.

  97. Zatara

    5 US Code § 3110 – Employment of relatives states: Donald #Trump “may not appoint, employ (#JaredKushner or #IvankaTrump); to a civilian position in the Executive agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a ‘relative’”

    https://www.justice.gov/opinion/file/930116/download

    From your link:

    You have asked whether section 3110 of title 5, U.S. Code, which forbids a public official from appointing a relative “to a civilian position in the agency . . . over which [the official] exercises jurisdiction or control,” bars the President from appointing his son-in-law to a position in the White House Office, where the President’s immediate personal staff of advisors serve. We conclude that section 3110 does not bar this appointment because the President’s special hiring authority in 3 U.S.C. § 105(a) exempts positions in the White House Office from section 3110.

    So yeah, he can. Not that I think he should.

  98. memoryvault

    That isn’t what you said though

    Actually Nota, it is precisely what I said.
    In fact, I’m prepared to bet you cut and pasted it into your last post above.

  99. feelthebern

    Same chick who used the Breville for her steak, thought it was appropriate to bring her dog to work and put some newspaper down for it to piss on… in the kitchen.

    Sounds like a keeper.
    Very maternal.

  100. Overburdened

    Bespoke

    You forgot the rule.

    No fat chicks.

  101. thefrollickingmole

    Infidel Tiger

    Next thing you know you will be criticizing people for laying toasters sideways and making toasted cheese.

  102. Speedbox

    Same chick who used the Breville for her steak, thought it was appropriate to bring her dog to work and put some newspaper down for it to piss on… in the kitchen.

    I presume it wasn’t a seeing eye dog, or similar. How was this allowed in a food preparation area?

  103. memoryvault

    Consider yourself to be in receipt of one scathing reprimand!

    That’s it. You’re done for, Mark.

  104. Tel

    I presume it wasn’t a seeing eye dog, or similar. How was this allowed in a food preparation area?

    Asthma prevention dog.

    Blood samples collected from Amish children showed that they contained more neutrophils and less eosinophils than Hutterite children.

    See? You want some of that.

  105. struth

    You’re spending an alarming amount of time slumming it with all us dumb Liberal voters today, MV.

    “Us Lot” wonder what we’ve done to deserve such an honour.

    Are you going to regale us with your sneaky voting method that no one else will know about, rendering it pointless,……………………….

    (just like old times, you old snake in the grass)

  106. struth

    And don’t worry about Nota , her comprehension skills aren’t all that the should be,and have deteriorated in your absence , and I myself , have been , many a time, smacked around the head by her, when I was in fact, just trying to be nice!!!!

    A totally vicious woman, who rails against anyone like a mad Irish catholic banshee.
    God bless her.

    Now when it comes to the Aus Cons needing an attack dog, they could do no better……………………

  107. feelthebern

    Tel, I read something ages ago about the incidence of cancer in Amish communities being well below the national average.

  108. feelthebern

    Nota does tend to fly off the handle at times.

  109. jupes

    LOL

    Normally London would be the premier posting for any diplomat. But not for Ecuador for the last seven years.

  110. Baldrick

    Next thing you know you will be criticizing people for laying toasters sideways and making toasted cheese.

    That’s exactly what this country needs, more innovations like this.

  111. This NSW LC vote is odd.

    Votes “move to the country” and the SFF vote goes down, along with the Greens barely budging, the explain the LNP uptick but the ALP moves up slightly too? PHON has also only stayed the same or gone down marginally.

    The SFF hold three LA seats now.

    Very odd.

  112. They’re not even 1/4 of the way through counting votes in NSW. The election was nearly 3 weeks ago, FFS.

  113. bundyrumthousands

    What a country, old people can’t have food or power, thousands are in energy poverty, but the most frightening thing of all….perky couldn’t get her nails or hair done for 6 weeks…how will we survive?

  114. Infidel Tiger

    Assange should be hanged from Tower Bridge.

    Traitor.

  115. Mark A

    memoryvault
    #2980383, posted on April 5, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Mark A,
    I’ve been meaning to ask – are you still back in Oz, or have you been redeployed again yet?

    If not, are you off anywhere in the near future?

    You must have missed my recent post about this.
    Still on long service leave, moving permanently to Europe on the 27th of May.

  116. hzhousewife

    In 1950s Polio was a scourge. How many today know what an ‘iron lung’ is?

    We played “polio” as a game at Primary School. I was once the “patient” when the lunch bell rang, and everyone ran off to assembly leaving me lying in the shelter shed on a bench with my legs and arms tied to boards, I could not get up! The teacher finally found me after a while, I was not happily disposed towards the older girls for quite some time after that.

  117. memoryvault

    Actually, Struth, I’ve only been here a few times since the funeral, and then only late at night. Today I got stuck at home dog-sitting at short notice. Not that I really mind – I needed a day off and she’s a lovely little thing. Prone to taking off and going exploring though.

    So I have been amusing myself at the Cat. Tomorrow it’s back to the normal routine.

    For the record, apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, the most I’ve had to drink on any one night since December 2017, is three glasses of half Shiraz and half soda water. And it takes me about five hours to drink that.

    Finally, I’m not going to “regale” anybody with any “sneaky voting method”. It was discussed at length here and rejected by all and sundry, including you, mostly because it didn’t guarantee a Liberal win.
    But as stated previously, you’ve completely forgotten all that and so you’ve been relying on bluff and bluster to hide that fact all day instead.

    And you have the gall to call ME a snake in the grass.

    Now slither off Struth. In the beginning I had high hopes for you, and said so. Several times.
    But these days all you do is pontificate about what somebody else should be doing.
    Like so many of the other Cats here do.

  118. bespoke

    struth and nota sitting in a tree….

  119. Tintarella di Luna

    Garry, this is for you’: Morrison chokes up announcing disability royal commission

    Yes, Garry – here’s 20 or 30 million dollars from taxpayers. Whoever you are.

    I think he is referring to Garry Warren, his brother-in-law who has MS. Truly I cannot say what’s in my heart in relation to ScoMo’s nauseating emotionalism – this is ScoMo’s Gillard moment when she called a Royal Commission in child sexual abuse decades too late.

    Given that an NDIS was already being rolled out since July, 2013 over a system rotten to the core, without safeguards, without standards and without penalties I guess 3 & 1/2 years is not a bad time lapse after a Senate Inquiry Report into violence abuse and neglect of people with disabilities was handed down in November, 2015 reporting widespread abuse, neglect, etc… Well done Scott Morrison but spare me the emotion.

  120. egg_

    We have a communal kitchen in an open plan office and someone thinks it’s appropriate to cook a steak on the Breville?

    A Eurasian guy in the office nukes a meat pie then crisps it to perfection in the sandwich maker.

    There are recipes for cooking on your clothes iron in the motel room – bellissimo!

  121. Infidel Tiger

    My God.

    Kurt Cobain has been brown bread for 25 years.

    I’m old.

  122. egg_

    Garry, this is for you’: Morrison chokes up announcing disability royal commission

    Yes, Garry – here’s 20 or 30 million dollars from taxpayers.

    SloMo goes full retard.

  123. egg_

    Next thing you know you will be criticizing people for laying toasters sideways and making toasted cheese.

    Careful it’s not a Kraut breed of dog – it might p1ss in the slot.

  124. calli

    Boiled eggs in the kettle.

  125. memoryvault

    That’s great MV, but have you tried DMT?

    Fantastic!
    What’s a “DMT”?
    Do you eat it, wear it, or try and seduce it?
    Inquiring minds need to know.

  126. 2dogs

    Heres some of the “OOga Booga” stuff.

    We need to keep pushing nuclear in response to the climate change alarmists.

    It causes them to make a sudden transition from pro-“science” to anti-science. It’s very telling.

  127. feelthebern

    Assange was a useful idiot.
    Part of me things once the deep state realised what wikileaks could do, they were the biggest feeders of the site.

  128. Infidel Tiger

    Chick who cooked the steak… she’s now eating an orange with a fork.

  129. I pity someone who actually fought communists in real world combat and is almost 70 but thinks communist governments are generally more truth-telling than our imperfect government.

    In the first place, the people I was fighting were not necessarily “Communists”.
    They were largely local force guerrillas. Their unit was D445 and they were mostly from the Dat Do area.
    I’ve returned to the country and met some of them. Generally the only part of Communist philosophy that resonated with them was the notion that the community is more important than the individual. As hard as that is for some westerners to understand.
    They saw themselves as fighting for their country, repelling foreigners. I have no doubt that Australians would do the same.
    Most of what we read about that conflict is written by these same foreigners in English. Have a look at

    The Sorrow of War (Vietnamese: Nỗi buồn chiến tranh) is a 1990 novel by the Vietnamese writer Bảo Ninh

    It has an English translation, and whilst a work of fiction, provides a clear understanding of the experiences of the people in whose country the war was prosecuted.

    As for “truth telling” – Communist governments are no different from non-Communist governments.
    That’s why I travel to these countries to make up my own mind whenever it’s possible.
    BTW, I am not “nearly 70”. That is not a birthday I will see again.

  130. feelthebern

    Next time I’m in the US, I’m going to try DMT.

  131. MV

    Seems like few people watch Joe Rogan here.

    You may not like the boy but it is better than pretty much anything on TV.

  132. feelthebern

    she’s now eating an orange with a fork.

    Bull shit.

  133. Chick who cooked the steak… she’s now eating an orange with a fork.

    Get the fuck outta here. You have to be pulling our legs, surely

  134. Infidel Tiger

    Get the fuck outta here. You have to be pulling our legs, surely

    She has peeled it, put the segments on a plate and is now sitting at her desk eating it with a fork.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    Back from work, where I’ve been throwing bricks at hornets’ nests. Geez some people are precious.

    There was some discussion upthread in relation to the Kharrouf spawn returning to Australia, to be looked after by their grannie. IMHO:

    It would be more humane to the children to keep them away from that morbidly obese screeching harpy until the end of days; and

    I’m sorry, but those children are now irreparably damaged goods. No amount of education or re-indoctrination will change that. Kids, as most will know, are like sponges at that age, and although it would indisputedly be better for the children to have a better life in Australia, their short lives of watching beheading, displaying their results and carrying around assault weapons (at that age, shut up Bob) means that like it or not, they will be dangerous to our own children.

    We are not to blame. The parents, at least one of whom is dead, are to blame. End of story.

  136. memoryvault

    You must have missed my recent post about this.

    I haven’t been around here much at all these past few weeks, so yes, I missed your post.

    Still on long service leave, moving permanently to Europe on the 27th of May.

    I hope you’re planning to stay in touch, even if it’s on the midnight to dawn shift, like last time.

  137. Tailgunner

    One is only Jooooish if one’s mother is

    The Chosen People.
    Lol!
    Is feminism still mixed up with the marxists? So many isms.

  138. Infidel Tiger

    Average full-time workers to be $1000 a year worse off under Labor

    New figures show the federal election is turning into a battle for votes among salary earners.

    Even Fairfax has noticed the looming disaster.

  139. Tailgunner

    Which animal runs a matriarchal system? Any guesses?

  140. feelthebern

    PS egg, most kraut dog breeds have more brains than the typical voter in Oz.

  141. Tailgunner

    MV – who are you voting for?
    What’s the anti-inflammatory UniParty htv?

  142. As for “truth telling” – Communist governments are no different from non-Communist governments.

    I am no lover of my own government, but this is just mind blowing, childlike attachment to totalitarianism.

    Jesus christ man.

    I need a stiff drink.

  143. Tailgunner

    Lol -delete inflammatory please

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yes, Garry – here’s 20 or 30 million dollars from taxpayers. Whoever you are.

    Out by a factor of twenty.
    Scott Morrison officially calls $538 million disability royal commission

    My wallet hurts.

  145. Tel

    Tailgunner #2980451, Ants, bees, and those white things that remind me of the PM before ScoMo.

  146. Tailgunner

    Frank, ppuffpuff, pass pass dude!

  147. thefrollickingmole

    Communist governments are no different from non-Communist governments

    Can we add this one to the list of numberisms?

    This squeezebag constantly hammers how wonderful labor are and how evil the libs are, then shits on the process that elects “his mob” in.

    Would he be so sanguine if Morrisson declared the country a Kingdom with him in charge as “Communist governments are no different from non-Communist governments”

    Have you sustained a brain injury?

  148. Tailgunner

    Ants

    They’ve been bad this summer. I’m still under siege from multiple sources.
    Who knew Ted Cruz would have his revenge?!
    Go LionTed2024!
    Ant, get in here!

  149. Tailgunner

    Tel, mammals, dude.
    Think National Geographic

  150. calli

    Next time I’m in the States (in June) I will not be ironing my clothes with the hotel room iron.

    Who knows where that iron’s been!

    And no, instant noodles are not a vegetable.

  151. feelthebern

    The ALP will not get its franking credit policy through the senate in its current form.
    The odds are that they will bring in refund cap.
    The number that Bowen & co a floating with business community is 12500.
    The ALP is already talking about the fall-back position openly at their budget shin-digs.
    I’m surprised the Fabulous Phil Coorey or Peter Hartcher hasn’t laid the ground work for the walk-back of the policy.

  152. memoryvault

    Seems like few people watch Joe Rogan here.

    Thanks Frank, I’ll give it a go tonight, if I can find it.
    What is its correct name?
    DMT, Joe Rogan, or something else?

  153. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/30/chinese-officials-new-photoshop-fail

    LOL

    Chinese officials in new Photoshop fail

    “Anhui province apologises for doctored picture that shows vice-mayor hovering like a ghost above a puppet-sized old lady”

    As for “truth telling” – Communist governments are no different from non-Communist governments.

    I know right? The mayor of my berg also has no legs and can float around like a Jinn. He always does it when he visits the aged care centre for midgets and elves.

  154. The Joe Rogan Experience.

    The Youtube channel is Powerful JRE.

    He has a lot of different guests. It is unscripted and there is a little bit of swearing, but nothing really dumb (most of the time).

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    “Knuckle Dragger
    #2980446, posted on April 5, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I’m sorry, but those children are now irreparably damaged goods. No amount of education or re-indoctrination will change that. Kids, as most will know, are like sponges at that age, and although it would indisputedly be better for the children to have a better life in Australia, their short lives of watching beheading, displaying their results and carrying around assault weapons (at that age, shut up Bob) means that like it or not, they will be dangerous to our own children.

    We are not to blame. The parents, at least one of whom is dead, are to blame. End of story.”

    Well said Knuckle. These Sharrouf offspring are a threat to our safety. I just wish the Russians or Assad’s troops had dealt with them.

  156. More equivocation and truth telling by Communists:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/chinese-officials-create-488m-social-media-posts-a-year-study-finds

    Chinese officials ‘create 488m bogus social media posts a year’

    Harvard researchers say leaked documents show bureaucrats fabricate positive posts to distract from criticism of government

    No different from our bumbling Scotty Morrison.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    The power of Trump.

    Biden’s apology video has 5mn views on Twitter.

    The doctored version Trump tweeted: 10mn views!

    The guy owns Libs at a rate that will ever be equalled, let alone bettered.

  158. egg_

    Who knows where that iron’s been!

    Ironing – with extra mayo!

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seven reports bunfight between Uncle Toby’s and Woolworths. Uncle Toby’s wants Woolies to put the price up because they are being eaten alive by costs.

    Specifically: electricity.

    Woolies said get stuffed and took all Uncle Toby’s products off their shelves…

    Expect more of the same because both major parties are lying about renewables’ impact on retail prices.

  160. Cassie of Sydney

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #2980468, posted on April 5, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Love Joe Rogan

  161. feelthebern

    Trump needs to slow down.
    He needs to entice someone to get the nomination.
    He’s sending too many packing too soon.
    Actually, I don’t know why they’re even holding primaries.
    Bernie will get the nomination.

  162. memoryvault

    MV – who are you voting for?

    Irrelevant, Tailgunner. As just discussed with Struth today, nobody here liked the idea, so I’ll not be bringing it up on the Cat again.

  163. Tel

    On the topic of Communist totalitarianism.

    So what we do?

    In-game:

    Whenever you are whispered by a 1 lvl character just spam him with revolutionary slogans like:

    – Free Tibet!
    – Tiananmen Square massacre!
    – etc.

    Email:

    Often if you try to sell an account a few of Chinese scammers will message you. Just send them email containing info about the taboo topics. Remember to include a lot of forbidden keywords!

    Phishing websites:

    Like in game, instead of username and password, just input some revolutionary slogans!

    Anything else?

    Yes! Popularize the idea. Mention it to your guildies, tell it in your pug raids, make people aware of the Free Tibet action. It will take just 20 seconds and you can have some real revenge on those scammers!

    Why it will work?

    The internet in China is under constant supervision. Of course the government wont bother if they find one was trying to access a forbidden website once only. They rather catch big fishes. So what will happen if everyone of us (instead of swearing at the scammers/spammers) will just ctrl+c some info from wikipedia? I can promise you those people are gonna get spotted by the programs and the authorities will be aware that they have a loooooot of revolutionary stuff in their mailboxes…

    I promise you the Chinese scammers will shit their pants off… and think 4 times before trying to scam anyone else.

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/982205-how-to-get-rid-of-chinese-scammer-spammers

  164. feelthebern

    In other news, does Tulsi Gabbard realise she’s not a Democrat yet?

  165. Infidel Tiger

    Bernie will get the nomination.

    That’s the match up Trump doesn’t want.

    Personally I want Trump to curb stomp Beta and then defile his corpse on national TV.

  166. Infidel Tiger

    In other news, does Tulsi Gabbard realise she’s not a Democrat yet?

    Love Tulsi. Sexy as!

  167. Overburdened

    A large can of insecticide smashes wasps.

    As for matriarchal animals
    Fish
    Birds
    Arachnids
    Etc

  168. egg_

    Uncle Toby’s wants Woolies to put the price up because they are being eaten alive by costs.

    It was their historic building on Clarence St, Sydney in Sinc’s olde photo contest of yore.

  169. feelthebern

    Knuckle Dragger, got any Tinder stories to regale us with?
    Have you dated any “spiritual but not religious” morons yet?

  170. bespoke

    Nothing tops 1735099 Cuba’s “cheerful squalor”

  171. Overburdened

    bernie is similar to the detached head in a jar on Futurama.

  172. Calli:

    It’s called “get in your car and drive to hospital”. If it’s under two hours, consider yourself blessed that you live in a country that provides such things.

    Or, like me, you can drive to Brisbane in two hops with a stay at an intermediate motel.
    IIRC the bus takes 18.5 hours. Train takes 22.5 hours. plane takes 3.5 hours.
    Itsapieceofpiss.

  173. zyconoclast

    Out by a factor of twenty.
    Scott Morrison officially calls $538 million disability royal commission

    Royal commission into institutional responses into child sexual abuse cost: $375M

    Royal commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption cost: $46M

    Royal commission into pink batts cost: $20M

  174. thefrollickingmole

    As for matriarchal animals

    And emus…

    Bloody emus.

  175. Tel

    Tel, mammals, dude.
    Think National Geographic

    Without looking it up, I think meerkats are matriarchal, and mammals. I’m sure they would have been in National Geographic at least once, but then so has everything else. I seem to remember those animals that live on the prairie and stand up posting lookout to see if anyone is coming … probably meerkats.

  176. Infidel Tiger

    Lauren Chen

    Verified account

    @TheLaurenChen
    Follow Follow @TheLaurenChen
    More
    Here we go…

    – ALL alcohol is disgusting
    – Democracy is not inherently good
    – Breaking Bad was boring
    – Star Wars isn’t that great
    – Football is the worst
    – Adulthood should start at 25 not 18
    – Chic-Fil-A is overrated
    – NYC and LA are not enjoyable

    #ConfessMyUnpopularOpinion

    Bitch got two opinions right. Star Wars and Adulthood.

  177. feelthebern

    Bernie is a full blown communist.
    He hasn’t changed his views since Stalin.
    All the rest are a bunch of fake flip floppers.
    Bernie & the Donald in a debate is like the first Green Mundine fight.
    The public wants to see it.
    But the Donald don’t want no Bernie.

  178. bespoke
    #2980486, posted on April 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Nothing tops 1735099 Cuba’s “cheerful squalor”

    FMD. The poor old coot has been brainwashed.

  179. Tel

    In other news, does Tulsi Gabbard realise she’s not a Democrat yet?

    She read the Democrat press release and thought you were supposed to take them at face value.

  180. Johno

    “In the first place, the people I was fighting were not necessarily “Communists”.
    They were largely local force guerrillas. Their unit was D445 and they were mostly from the Dat Do area.”
    Complete and utter crap Sniffy. I was in SVN before you,whilst you were there and after you left.
    We fought NVA 33 Regiment, to be exact. D445 was an annoyance. They had the crap beaten out of them on a number of occasions. Because they were a local force they conform to your twisted view of the place. You know,”poor little freedom fighters against the naughty imperialists”

    You really are a tool.

  181. bespoke

    I’ll not be bringing it up on the Cat again.

    Sigh! what will we do?

  182. Infidel Tiger

    But the Donald don’t want no Bernie.

    Real estate mogul vs real estate mogul will be an intriguing battle.

  183. Classical Hero:

    I haven’t been posting much because I have been very sick. It seems that my kidney is making me sick and I will have it taken out asap.

    Just one kidney playing up or is it both?
    That’s a bastard of a sickness.
    Welcome to the club.

  184. egg_

    Sir Joseph Clifton Love (1867-1951), manufacturer and businessman, was born on 18 January 1867 in Brisbane, second son of Harry Clifford Love, Dublin-born storekeeper, and his English wife Ann Paton, née Bell. Educated at Brisbane and Sydney Grammar schools, he followed his father, founder of Clifford Love & Co., tea merchants, in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits. Clifton was manager of the Imperial Manufacturing Co. Ltd which joined with his father’s firm in 1911 when he became manager of the new firm Clifford Love & Co. Ltd; in 1919 he became general manager. The firm, manufacturers of cereal and kindred foodstuffs (notably ‘Uncle Toby’s Oats‘, ‘Wade’s Cornflour’ and ‘Laundrena Starch’), operated throughout Australia and their establishments included oatmeal mills at Kent Street, Sydney, and large cornflour and starch mills on the Lane Cove River.

  185. Woolfe:

    Didn’t give her a warm feeling. Anyway she made it home with a spotless intestine.

    That would have been Doctor Calli.
    Her and her Gerni do a fabbo job, don’t they?

  186. Overburdened

    Johno

    And you have clearly defined civil society and a state of war.

  187. Infidel Tiger

    There are a helluva lot of people on this terrible website with shocking health.

    Give me a heads up? What age did you start to feel totally rooted? How long have I got before I should worry? Were the signs in your 30’s and 40’s you were not a healthy specimen? What am I looking out for here?

  188. They had the crap beaten out of them on a number of occasions.

    But they prevailed in the end.
    That’s a fact of history.
    You should go back and talk to some of them.
    You might learn the benefits of reconciliation.
    No point in taking all that hate to the grave.
    Most are still alive, and generally they age better than we do,

  189. zyconoclast

    As for matriarchal animals

    Matriarchal Bonobos vs Patriarchal Chimpanzees

    group hunting: -B- not observed yet. -C- cooperative hunting of monkeys

    tool use: -B- only frequently seen in captivity. -C- nut cracking, ant dipping/fishing, leaf clipping

    Sexual behaviour: -B- used for social bondage, pairs can include all age and sex combinations, reduction of tension, elicit social or food benefits, frequent homosexual interactions esp. in females, used as greeting, conflict resolution. -C- High ranking males monopolize and guard females in estrus

  190. memoryvault

    Sigh! what will we do?

    Politically?
    Fuck all, as per usual.
    Apart from voting Liberal cos at least they’re not Labor, that is.

    The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics:
    “The more things change, the more they stay the same”.

    Describes the Cat to a ‘T’.

  191. What age did you start to feel totally rooted? 15
    How long have I got before I should worry? Worry now!
    Were the signs in your 30’s and 40’s you were not a healthy specimen? No
    What am I looking out for here? Everything in the medical book.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But they prevailed in the end.
    That’s a fact of history.

    Strange, I was always under the illusion that South Viet Nam was over run by a North Vietnamese conventional invasion.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    ftb,

    No new stories, sadly. Admittedly, I’m still a bit gunshy after last weekend’s travesty.

    Shy Ted’s image from just after breakfast time this morning perfectly encapsulates the dilemma at hand.

    That said, I haven’t checked today yet. As Henry V said, ‘Once more into the breach, dear friends’.

  194. Steve trickler

    Polly is exposing some predators. Yet again.



  195. Johno

    “You might learn the benefits of reconciliation.
    No point in taking all that hate to the grave.”

    I don’t hate them sniffy.They were murderous mongrels.I have been to Duc Thanh and seen the heads on poles.with the fresh blood. I despise you,you complete and utter scum.

    They did not win, remember the Tet offensive? They declared a truce and then attacked. 8000 yanks died, 38000 Viet Cong. We were betrayed by scum who think like you.
    I am nothing like you. That war dominates your life. To me it was just a chapter in a much more interesting journey.

  196. Top Ender

    We have a communal kitchen in an open plan office and someone thinks it’s appropriate to cook a steak on the Breville?

    Hence a lot of Asian hotels don’t have tea and coffee and a kettle in their rooms.

    Various ethnic groups use them to cook rice and/or noodles in, and then eat the food out of the cups.

  197. Top Ender

    Cloive’s Titanic is made to sound, according to this puff-piece, as if it’s on track.

  198. Knuckle Dragger

    Bob the Crayon-Eater,

    Did D445 (who I think also came up against 6RAR in 1968 and got slaughtered) have their AK47s locked and loaded?

    Could you see it from the projectionists’ box at 1ATF?

    Serious question.

  199. zyconoclast

    Gay glass ceilings: do they exist?

    Easily fixed by adding a glass glory hole.

  200. Polly is exposing some predators. Yet again.

    Can we have a 1-2 page summary? She rambles on and her connections are very tenuous.

  201. Johno

    Knuckles,
    6RAR served 5/69 to 5/70. I served with 6. And yes we did rather give them a bit of a touch up.

    Never did check if they were locked and loaded. Went through a few bunker systems. No “cheerful squalor there”

  202. struth

    Irrelevant, Tailgunner. As just discussed with Struth today, nobody here liked the idea, so I’ll not be bringing it up on the Cat again.

    Yet you’ll keep telling us we’re fools by voting for Aus conservatives or as right as we can.
    And don’t deny you weren’t being pompous and condescending toward us this morning, about our voting habits.
    In other words you started it, so you got a bit back.

    That’s what happens here.
    It keeps you honest.

    I was only joking about your drinking, as I know you’re an old bugger who let his hair down with his crook wife one last NYE, we were joking about it around New Year’s, as I was about your “drinking” today.
    If you remember, you were joking about it yourself.
    I’d probably be able to drink most of you under the table anyway, I don’t mind a slurp, I am an ex Northern Territorian after all.
    Probably the biggest alcoholic here…………….

    Who really gives a shit?

    No need to come out swinging MV, I just thought it was a good time to get things back to healthy Australian abuse, thought you actually might appreciate it.
    It may have been a bit too soon, and if so, I apologise to you.

  203. memoryvault

    Well, little doggie has finally been picked up by Mum.
    So now it’s time to cook dinner.
    For one.
    Again.

    This being single and alone sucks.

  204. Nukkel Dragger:

    I’m sorry, but those children are now irreparably damaged goods. No amount of education or re-indoctrination will change that. Kids, as most will know, are like sponges at that age, and although it would indisputedly be better for the children to have a better life in Australia, their short lives of watching beheading, displaying their results and carrying around assault weapons (at that age, shut up Bob) means that like it or not, they will be dangerous to our own children.

    Perzakkerly.

  205. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell, Zyco.

    ‘The Gay Glass Ceiling’ by none other than James Adonis. Yes really.

    James and his fictional anecdote at the start of the ‘article’ might want to meander over to Qantas and ask to speak to the nearest midget leprechaun who invented gay friendly j#wellery.

    One of the best bosses I ever had was in higher middle management, and was certainly gay. Not flamboyant faaaaaaabulous interior designer type fingernail polish having gay, but gay nonetheless.

    You’d be hard pushed finding a more masculine environment than mine, and he wasn’t disadvantaged.

  206. thefrollickingmole

    memoryvault

    You might want to try ubereats if its available where you are.

    Gets you a large range of tucker without having to leave the house.

  207. calli

    large cornflour and starch mills on the Lane Cove River.

    Love’s mill may have been implicated in the demise of Bogle and Chandler.

    Death by pollution.

  208. jupes

    If you can find any left, Vintage Cellars has the best in store deal I’ve seen:

    5 x Wynns Black Labkle Cab Sauv
    1 x Wynns John Riddoch

    $160!

    Too bad. The local Vintage Cellars reckons all stores have run out of John Riddoch and are waiting for resup. Wanted to take my money but couldn’t tell me when they would get the next batch. No thanks.

  209. jupes

    Apart from voting Liberal cos at least they’re not Labor, that is.

    The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics:
    “The more things change, the more they stay the same”.

    Describes the Cat to a ‘T’.

    Fuck off MV. Most Cats don’t vote Liberal. I haven’t since 2013.

    Even my darling wife has seen the light and has just sent her Liberal representative an email telling him he won’t be getting her vote. It was the stupidity of giving an extra $44 mil to the ABC that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    Dear God and Darth Vader,

    Please let Essendon make cocks of themselves tonight like they did last weekend.

    Yours in anticipation,

    KD

  211. Infidel Tiger

    Too bad. The local Vintage Cellars reckons all stores have run out of John Riddoch and are waiting for resup. Wanted to take my money but couldn’t tell me when they would get the next batch. No thanks.

    Tell them to call you the moment it comes in. It’s worth it.

  212. Johno

    I think the sniffer has gone bye byes. Bloody tool.

  213. egg_

    Death by pollution.

    The pathologist wished he’d known of the couple’s dog worming tablets to test for them (exact symptoms of death – scarlet face and failure to breathe – nervous system poison – and rampant diarrhea – an awful scene for the cops on an unusually warm night).

  214. Johno

    KD Melbourne might just leap out of the blocks tonight.

  215. Johno

    Percentages of 50 and 56. Both teams going like a bat out of hell.

  216. zyconoclast

    James and his fictional anecdote at the start of the ‘article’

    My thoughts exactly.
    If even remotely true, James would had sued (chewed?) the @rse off the company.

  217. classical_hero

    Woolfe, I’ve had a transplant, so they are removing it. Not good news because it was making sick the rest of me unwell. They are doing Saturday morning because it’s easier to do at that time and to hopefully prepare my sick body with blood and plasma infusions. So far I can count the number of days I’ve been home on my fingers, for the year.

  218. egg_

    Arecoline Hydrobromide: Bill Jenkings – a crime reporter and said to be a great police contact – and Detective Sergeant Jack Bateman both believed that dog worming tablets caused the death of Doctor Bogle and Margaret Chandler. A few days before her death, Margaret had been given some dog worming tablets by a friend, which had the active ingredient of Arecoline Hydrobromide. Her friend had told Margaret that ingestion by humans was very dangerous so she could keep them out of the reach of the children. At the party, unbeknownst to Doctor Bogle and Margaret, Geoffrey Chandler slipped a couple of pills into their coffee as a practical joke as he knew that the tablets could cause bowel looseness and vomiting. He, however, was unaware of how much Arecoline Hydrobromide was in the tablets and accidentally killed them.

  219. calli

    I was thinking the hydrogen sulphide eruption from the river bed, egg_.

    Of course, it might also have been Murder Most Horrid.

    That’s why it’s still a mystery. Poor families.

  220. Steve trickler

    Can you hold your breath for over 7 minutes?



  221. egg_

    Margaret’s family believed it was murder and cut off all communications with Chandler.

  222. calli

    I didn’t know about the practical joke theory.

    They were tied up with the Sydney Push crowd. Old Mate Bob Ellis was one of them. Unsavoury lot.

  223. egg_

    The documentary tard was hoodwinked by Chandler, that’s where the renewed interest has come from.

  224. Knuckle Dragger

    God I hope so Johno.

    Bobs tends to piss off whenever the phrase ‘locked and loaded’ is mentioned these days. I’d normally put it down to embarrassment, but I’m not sure he has the requisite self-awareness.

  225. Tel

    Even my darling wife has seen the light and has just sent her Liberal representative an email telling him he won’t be getting her vote. It was the stupidity of giving an extra $44 mil to the ABC that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

    And perhaps the fact that there are now quite a number of viable alternatives, where several decades ago there were not.

    Just maybe these minor parties are making progress … because people vote strategically instead of throwing their votes away! You can always put the Liberals second last and Labor last if that’s the order of your preference … at least they will get the hint that way.

  226. egg_

    https://www.academia.edu/4043914/Remembering_Bogle_Chandler_an_exploration_of_new_medias_storytelling_potential

    The Chandlers lived next door to the author’s mum when they were in Melbourne and her and Margaret walked their dogs together.

  227. zyconoclast

    Germany’s Bundestag to ban weapons from parliament

    Until now, there were no rules for MPs about bringing guns or other weapons into the German parliament — but that’s about to change. According to a report, a far-right AfD staff member was recently caught with a knife.

    Germany’s parliament is planning to ban weapons from all of its buildings following a series of recent security scares, according to a report published on Friday.

  228. memoryvault

    Fuck off MV. Most Cats don’t vote Liberal. I haven’t since 2013.

    Fair enough Jupes. Let’s put it to the test:
    Q1 – Hands up all the Cats who preferenced Labor ahead of the Liberals/Nationals in the 2013 general election?
    Q2 – Hands up all the Cats who preferenced Labor ahead of the Liberals/Nationals in the 2016 general election?

    Don’t be shy folks. Nobody’s going to get shot for their response.
    At least not for a while, anyway.

    I’ll check back later to see the results.

  229. Tel

    This being single and alone sucks.

    MV I genuinely think you are an OK guy, with your heart in the right place, and you happen to be totally wrong about how the voting system works and too stubborn to admit it, but I can forgive you that much.

    I genuinely hope something good happens for you, although I don’t have any clever ideas to help either. We are all eventually going to end up somewhere similar to where you are … unless something else gets us first.

  230. jupes

    You can always put the Liberals second last and Labor last if that’s the order of your preference … at least they will get the hint that way.

    From the bottom – Greens, Labor, Liberal.

  231. jupes

    From the bottom – Greens, Labor, Liberal.

    Or just draw a dick for the reps and vote in Senate.

  232. Knuckle Dragger

    I see that hideous skank masquerading as a mother in Townsville, with a history of ‘leaving her kids unsupervised for long periods’ has been hit with manslaughter charges following the death of her two sons.

    Both were found in the Ross River, a block away from her Cranbrook house. Both kids, I might add, were sired by two different punters in Darwin where they were buried in the same coffin.

    The mole has also been charged with drug offences, including supplying them to minors. Whether or not she’s drugged the kids before drowning them – might have been the case, as the boys were found together – is however unclear.

    Either way, wait for the ‘mental illness’ and/or ‘the government didn’t give me enough money to get by’ excuses, and this tragedy will end up in the forgettery. Right next to that other female affront to humanity that murdered EIGHT children in her home.

  233. jupes

    I’ll check back later to see the results.

    Are you saying that one of either Liberal or Labor will get the vote even if they are placed last and second last on the ballot? Every ballot?

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