Open Forum: April 27, 2019

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  1. Welp.

    Just like the idea.

    Don’t really want to change.

  2. There should be no male and female prizes, only 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

    After all, gender is a social construct, and that is a scienced-fact.

  3. stackja

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2999802, posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:33 am
    Doesn’t seem to me to have been too clear about how men and women were to be assessed during this race, and that might be the crux of the dispute.

    A race between the sexes? Sexism? Racism? A ism for all?

  4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Disclaimer: you would have to drag me by my hair to the start line of the City to Surf. 🙂

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    No way, Lizzie – sorry.

    If you’re one of these lycra-wearing poseurs and enter these proper events, you know well in advance what the prizes are and who they go to before you decide to make the effort to enter and compete. Same with any sport. It’s inconceivable that she didn’t realise there would be special prizes for the first slow vagina owner across the line.

    Then again, there is a chance she was monumentally stupid enough to just expect those prizes as a matter of course.

    The only downside here is that those spineless weasels at QUT didn’t follow the lead of the race organiser and backtracked when it became clear the screeching would shatter all their office windows.

  6. Roger

    …it’s pretty obvious this is a facility that’s been made available to the public at large.

    The university is calling it a “prayer room” but the M us lim s are calling it a masjid; a masjid (lit. place of prostration) is a mosque, plain and simple.

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A race between the sexes?

    Not a race between. Men and women don’t compete with each other in this sort of race. That way lies gender bending fluidity and statements that biology doesn’t matter and that it is all feelz.

    I thought Cats were mostly against that sort of thing.

  8. Cactus

    Did City To Surf a couple of times. It was a good way to get motivated to train and get fit. But then it turned into a big money making exercise. Think its like $100 a ticket now. Last time I decided to do the Bay Run on the day because 1) its free and 2) all the people who would normally do it are doing City to Surf. If you run it twice – it is the same distance.

  9. Roger

    There should be no male and female prizes, only 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

    After all, gender is a social construct, and that is a scienced-fact.

    Hey, hey, ho, ho, heteronormativity has got to go!

    Hey, hey, ho, ho…

    Repeat, ad nauseam.

  10. bespoke

    You guys are just being mean. Also being contradictory.

    I don’t think so Lizzie. Both dad and the girl sound like they are pat of the woke mindset that have distorted the meaning of what it is to be ‘sexist’ and ‘equality’.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The university is calling it a “prayer room” but the M us lim s are calling it a masjid; a masjid (lit. place of prostration) is a mosque, plain and simple.

    In the days of Uhtred, the Pagan Lord, robust and Cross-thrusting Christians would have forcefully claimed their rights to this room too. Where are they these days, these Christian soldiers of yore? They won then.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    But enough about vaginas. Well, sort of.

    Released survey results (check the NT News) show that as few as 15% of NT police officers believe that senior management knows what it’s doing.

    Well, duuuuhhhhhh.

    This is what happens when you have an organisation that LED the Alice Springs Mardi Gras parade earlier this year, and the contingent was led in turn by a six foot one tranny in a sparkly dress and heels and went by the name of ‘Clitorally’.

    I am not making this up. The NT coppers’ media releases, unless they’ve been forgettoried have it in all its glory.

  13. Think its like $100 a ticket now.

    WTF!?

    Just run up long reef/dee why beach a few times, run up to the plateau/around the heights for your intervals and then round it off with more running on the beach then a swim to cool down.

    Plus the female lifesaver at long reef was a major babe.

  14. Grigory M

    Speaking of prostate cancer – Mike of Marion seems to no longer be here.

    Mike commented a year or so ago that he was in trouble with a brain tumour – received the news on Christmas Eve 2017 – and that he’d previously had prostate cancer.

  15. I wonder how many of the bogans putting shit on the Adani protestors know anything at all about the history of their town.
    Their enthusiasm for climate destroying development matches the ignorance of their forbears who built the town in the wrong place despite the advice of the local aborigines.
    My mum and dad were married in Clermont in 1939, and my grandfather lived through (and narrowly survived) the flood.
    He used to repeat the story of the indigenous warning when he was in the mood for a yarn.
    Unless Clermont has changed in the last few years, it’s full of Mexicans who came North looking for a quick quid. Very few real locals remain.
    BTW, Bob Brown should have taken his convoy through Miles.
    They have a very different view of mining development after it flensed their town.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Both dad and the girl sound like they are part of the woke mindset

    That may be so. People grasp from the leftist zeitgeist. But the substantive issue is that men and women should have different prizes and different treatment in biologically-based contests. Incontrovertible.

    Once that difference is slid over, ignored, lost, then the way is wide open for the gender-benders. The other thing is that we should be free to call out a genuine refusal to treat women as full members of a polity and society even though they are not men. In other words, clarify your rules. Sexism does exist, not everything is fabricated. Same as racism. It is just that the terms have been so corrupted they have lost meaning.

  17. Roger

    The university is calling it a “prayer room” but the M us lim s are calling it a masjid; a masjid (lit. place of prostration) is a mosque, plain and simple.

    Say, why aren’t the secularists up in arms about this state sponsorship of religion?

    I dare say every state owned university now hosts a masjid.

    And why is one religion in particular being privileged thus at tax payer expense?

  18. Sad pewds. He’s genuinely upset those Tarrant & Earnest idiots have associated themselves with him.

    👊

    Ending the Subscribe to Pewdiepie Meme

    [Lowkey – T-Series are really butthurt].

    PS – I never had an interest in Lithuanian cheerleaders until now.

  19. Their enthusiasm for climate destroying development matches the ignorance of their forbears who built the town in the wrong place despite the advice of the local aborigines.

    So now they should listen to people who want to destroy their livelihoods?

    Should have listened to tribal knowledge about floods – probably.

    Should destroy their main source of income – how about no?

  20. So now they should listen to people who want to destroy their livelihoods?

    If they already have livelihoods in Clermont, Adani will make no difference.
    Unless they behave in the same way as the get quick rich merchants did in Miles, and came a gutser.

  21. Cactus

    City To Surf – just looked it up – entry fees are $68/78/88 depending on when you register. Not quite $100 – but still steep.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Did City To Surf a couple of times.

    Every time I roar up Heartbreak Hill in my Q5, I think of the puffing souls who have died doing it.
    These days I also keep a weather eye out for the speed cops, as they’ve just lowered the limit to 50.

  23. stackja

    Liz – My sarcasm not showing?
    Maybe women get an hours start?
    And men have to carry a load of rocks. Possibilities are endless.

  24. DrBeauGan

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2999802, posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:33 am
    Doesn’t seem to me to have been too clear about how men and women were to be assessed during this race, and that might be the crux of the dispute. I don’t blame her for wanting recognition for her achievement as a woman given that they did recognize both men and women would be running. The Sydney City to Surf recognizes the male winners and the female winners. You guys are just being mean. Also being contradictory. You want women to be women but won’t agree that they should get separate prizes.

    Quite right Lizzie. Having separate prizes for men and women makes it clear that the two sexes aren’t equal. I never thought they were.

  25. stackja

    Bolt ever race against women?

  26. Mother Lode

    In the days of Uhtred, the Pagan Lord

    When is the next season due, do you know?

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    I wonder how many of the bogans putting shit on the Adani protestors know anything at all about the history of their town.

    Ah so, the 1916 floods were caused by climate change then?
    That ebil coal sitting underground is clearly wicked stuff.
    Maybe someone should dig it up and take it away, to be safe.

  28. John Constantine

    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2019/april/status-6-russian-drone-nearly-operational

    Russia is preparing to put to sea a revolutionary underwater weapon—a long-range, high-speed, nuclear-powered, unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) with a thermonuclear warhead. The weapon is intended primarily for use against ports and coastal cities, with some Russian reports claiming a secondary role of attacking U.S. aircraft carriers.

    Up against australias rum, sodomy and the lash pynofilth calss subs.

    Somehow, the Russian robots sound a better bet.

    Comrades.

  29. Cactus

    I hate these heritage listings. If the community thinks a house should be kept in stasis for heritage, then they should buy the property and keep it that way. This is just theft of someone’s property rights.

    Separate to the article below, I know a couple who were fined by the council in Balmain for having renovated their home and applying the ‘wrong’ colour to their fence.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/i-ve-been-put-in-prison-here-how-a-sydney-council-cost-this-homeowner-700k-20190425-p51hbd.html

  30. areff

    The Age reports beneath a charming snap of the reporter:

    Labor is hoping an alliance with a “pragmatic” Senator Hinch will boost its chances of passing controversial legislation, including changes to superannuation tax and industrial bargaining reforms, through the Senate..

    https://www.theage.com.au/federal-election-2019/preference-whisperer-glenn-druery-brokers-deal-between-derryn-hinch-and-labor-20190425-p51h9z.html

    If there weren’t already enough reasons to despise the dreadful old drunk and Olympics-standard onanist, this should seal the deal.

  31. stackja

    2GB report – Man upset by train delayed for ten minutes, due to signal problems.

  32. Gab

    “The chief sniper during the Lindt cafe siege in 2014 is suing NSW Police, claiming he was prevented from doing his job and Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson could’ve been saved.”

    Good. I hope he goes through with this and hopefully it will teach them a lesson. (But I doubt it).

    In the Oz.

  33. stackja

    Don’t buy anything that is likely heritage, unless you have no plans to renovate or sell.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Labor is hoping an alliance with a “pragmatic” Senator Hinch

    I can’t wait for Rowe‘s cartoon tomorrow of Bill stuck in Hinch’s bumcrack.

  35. John64

    I didn’t realise Richo’s brain was one of his several organs unfortunately removed:

    “Deal betrays desperation

    It would appear that Scott Morrison will do whatever it takes to win this election.

    Now where have I heard that before?

  36. stackja

    John – Richo didn’t mean for non- ALP to follow such advice.

  37. woolfe

    Should have listened to tribal knowledge about floods – probably.

    No written records before invasion were there, so why would you listen? And now our records are adjusted to show da warmening!

  38. So now they should listen to people who want to destroy their livelihoods?

    If they already have livelihoods in Clermont, Adani will make no difference.

    So, people should not try to better themselves?

    You lunatic, you’re an educator, the point of education is the same as physical capital investment.

  39. Maybe someone should dig it up and take it away, to be safe.

    The problem is not climate change, but bog ignorance and arrogance, and the belief that the environment has only one purpose – to be exploited for profit or to win wars.
    Adani has every chance of turning Clermont into a combination of Miles and Mount Morgan should it proceed.
    And it will create very few jobs (remember – Adani CEO’s quote – “automation from the pit to the port”) – and will probably cost mining jobs in NSW.

  40. DrBeauGan

    A question for any animal activists on the Çat (not a big number I expect, but you never know.)

    Do cockroaches and mosquitoes have rights? How about the AIDS virus? If cows, sheep and chickens do, where do we draw the line?

  41. C.L.

    That poor kanga in Texas, hopping around with no mates.

  42. thefrollickingmole

    Olympics-standard onanist

    He always comes first?

  43. That heritage order nonsense is a good reason as to why regulations ought to lead to compensation if a regulation makes a party incur a loss.

  44. C.L.

    Clive Palmer has announced that he and the UAP are on track to win government.

  45. Top Ender

    Cloive in a “bizarre on-air rant” this morning:

    “My members of my family have died in the First World War. Served at Tobruk and Kokoda, my nephew, Squadron Leader Martin Brewster led a logistics team in Timor. They have done more for this country than you or I can do. We are not going to let them down, the Anzacs down, who fought for this country. I’m happy to invest $50 million in Australia, a $50 million in your children’s future. God bless Australia.”

  46. Mother Lode

    a “pragmatic” Senator Hinch

    Unless Hinch has decided that destruction of his second liver is a worthwhile goal I don’t think you can call him pragmatic.

  47. And now our records are adjusted to show da warmening!


    Absolute bullshit.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Russia is preparing to put to sea a revolutionary underwater weapon

    Seven of them would make Canberra the biggest city in Australia, and about 90% of Australians would drown. Pollies better hope that Parliament is in session that day.

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They won then.
    Not really.

    Europe became Christian when led by robust priests, who also stopped Islam’s advance.
    Charles Martel is still revered for that in France.
    The Crusades were part of that ongoing strategic battle.
    Prayer Rooms for Muesli’s Only are something of a tactical loss.

  50. And it will create very few jobs

    Jesus christ man, just quit it.

    There will be at least 1460 jobs from the mine operations, plus construction, plus the multiplier effects.

    Mining has the highest inter-industry multiplier other than agriculture.

    and will probably cost mining jobs in NSW

    Coal prices are still high and a few mines in NSW are scheduled to close soon (as is normal), and some are opening up again. QLD has more mines planned. This is normal.

    The dollar is low and the BBC last year reported that satellite imagery showed construction retsarting on HUNDREDS of coal fired power stations in China.

    You’re a deadset lunatic Bobby Bob Bob.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They won then.
    Not really.

    Europe became Christian when led by robust priests, who also stopped the Muesli advance.
    Charles Martel is still revered for that in France.
    The Crusades were part of that ongoing strategic battle.
    Prayer Rooms for Muesli’s Only are something of a tactical loss.

  52. The research, carried out by green campaigners CoalSwarm, suggests that 259 gigawatts of new capacity are under development in China.

    Nah, the bottom has fallen out of the market. LOL

    Via the BBC (Sep 2018).

  53. Bushkid

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2999833, posted on April 29, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Ah so, the 1916 floods were caused by climate change then?
    That ebil coal sitting underground is clearly wicked stuff.
    Maybe someone should dig it up and take it away, to be safe.

    I like your thinking, BON. Why leave all that nasty evil coal where it can do harm!

    Brown and his comet-tail of idiots got off lightly. WTF did they think, that they’d be welcomed with open arms by the very people they demonise and want to beggar? I hope nobody sells them fuel to get back to the south. Make the blighters walk home.

  54. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL. Numbers is linking SkS. Let’s recall this fun story.

    Skeptical Science: “[W]e’re all a bunch of leftists” (2012)

    In a forum thread titled, “Political Compass” frequent Skeptical Science commentators and moderators took a political quiz revealing (much to their surprise) they all share the same left-wing political ideology,
    “It’s official, we’re all a bunch of leftists” – John Cook [Skeptical Science], August 26, 2011

    Numbers – The adjustments are completely unjustified, except for all the yummy money they bring in.

  55. thefrollickingmole

    Equalidee makes a comeback, but is beaten like a red headed stepchild by “fair” in the cliche cup.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/28/bill-shorten-poverty-wastes-people-it-wastes-opportunity

    Asked what a Labor government would do to engage with the cohort of Australians languishing in poverty, and improve their circumstances, Shorten says he is determined to “look after women who go through divorces – that’s an impoverishing experience”.

    For the bloke….

    He says it is important to give older people dislocated by change and redundancy a chance to get a job in their 50s and 60s, “because that’s an impoverishing thing”

    Im sure bringing in another 10o,00o++ migrants wont impact their ability to get jobs wiping the bums of the elderly Chinese with $5,000 parent visas…

    Shorten says Labor intends to ensure Indigenous children get the same treatment as white children, and ensure people with disabilities “don’t get defined purely by their disability, we need to give them some support so they can participate”.

    Because there are hundreds of schools with “Nie bleks” signs out the front?

    He says more investment in mental health is critical because “you never know when someone’s going along well, but one bump off the rails and they can’t get back on”.

    “Investment” is such an abused word, truely the “ex-wife dropped like a cold pie at the footy by text” of political weasel words.

    Most problems in society come from a lack of money and a lack of power. It’s got to be ability, not age or gender or skin colour. We should have a proper safety net, a proper education system.

    Schools are funded at eye watering levels yet apparently many indicators are down. Lets spend more money and see if we can truly bottom out…

    “Your income levels should not determine your chances of surviving cancer.

    Because wealthy people dont die from cancer do they?

    “Equality is an economic strategy because it unlocks the potential of all 25 million Australians

    Underpants gnome economics.
    Ill tax more because no one sees the business opportunities that costs, and piss it up the wall while moaning about “de equalidee”.
    At the same time no media outlet or political entity will attack my own living arrangements subsidized by the in laws multi millions.

  56. Farmer Gez

    And now our records are adjusted to show da warmening!

    Absolute bullshit.

    Strange how the skeptics predicted the upward adjustment of the UAH Sat record before the event.
    How could you do that with supposedly objective and disinterested science?
    You’re curiously incurious Numbers.

  57. Tom

    Absolute bullshit.

    Bwahahaha. The old commo simpleton is too stupid to realise the “Skeptical Science” blog he linked to is a CAGW propaganda site.

  58. bespoke

    But the substantive issue is that men and women should have different prizes and different treatment in biologically-based contests. Incontrovertible.

    Sure Lizzie Iv never disputed that but the rules should have been protested before hand. We did’t make these new rules or want them so I think it only fare to make the people who support follow them.

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