Open Forum: June 29, 2019

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Yessss!

    Forum claimed for the final destruction of rangas everywhere.

    Especially left-handed mouthy houso midget ones.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Shit.

    Another day then.

  3. Zyconoclast

    NEW PHOTOS Reveal Ocasio-Cortez Was Not Sobbing at Sight of Caged Migrant Children — She Was Sobbing in an Empty Parking Lot for a Photo-Op

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/new-photos-reveal-ocasio-cortez-was-not-sobbing-at-caged-migrant-children-she-was-sobbing-in-an-empty-parking-lot-for-a-photo-op/

  4. Shy Ted

    Time gentlemen please. “Aven’t you got no ‘omes to go to?

  5. Armadillo

    The guys on the old thread are trying to figure out how to get here via bush navigation.

  6. Zyconoclast

    White Powder, Red Faces: Cocaine Cargo Aboard Brazil Presidential Plane

    A Brazilian airman on that aircraft was caught with the shipment on Tuesday during a brief stop in Spain en route to the Group of 20 summit in Japan, Brazilian and Spanish officials said Wednesday.

    The authorities in Spain said they had intercepted the cocaine when the airman, Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues, stopped in the city of Seville along with an advance team supporting Mr. Bolsonaro’s trip.

    Mr. Bolsonaro traveled on a separate plane that made a stop in Lisbon en route to Osaka, where G-20 leaders are convening.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/26/world/americas/bolsonaro-staff-cocaine-bust.html

  7. Gee, I thought I heard something.
    Almost sounded like Struth calling my name.
    But that cannot be.
    Struth is not speaking to me until I apologise to him because he called me an arsehole.

    Must have just been the wind.
    Or someone farted in my general direction.

  8. Zyconoclast

    Italy arrests 18 for allegedly brainwashing and selling children

    Italian police have arrested 18 people including a mayor, doctors and social workers for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents.

    Police in the northern city of Reggio Emilia made the arrests after an investigation started in 2018 revealed an alleged network of carers who used methods including electroshock to make the children believe they had been sexually abused.

    The network then allegedly gave the children to foster families in exchange for cash, while keeping gifts and letters sent to the children by their real parents hidden in a warehouse that was discovered by police.

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190627-italy-arrests-18-allegedly-brainwashing-selling-children

  9. none

    Does anyone remember the name of that contraption that soldiers used to use to calculate the trajectory of ballistoics? Our guys used to use them during the Vietnam war and they look like this big stunted metal conical (or cylindrical?) slide rule. I know show show me a picture once and explain how they wear it but I can’t remember what they were called

  10. I’d tell you None.
    But then I’d have to kill you.
    State secrets and all.

  11. Pedro the Ignorant

    Which way is north from here?

  12. struth

    Are you ok MV?
    If you called me an arsehole I forgive you.

    Who gives a rat’s petoot?

    Get on with dribbling shit as per usual old fella.
    Love ya work.

  13. Harlequin Decline

    Made it.

    As I was saying –
    Apart from marsupials there were a hell of a lot more dead cattle along the roads than I have seen in past trips. Especially heading to Port Hedland from Newman past the Karajini turnoff the mining roadtrains had done for around 1 beast per 5 km.

    Must be a trade off for the farmers-cost of fencing versus cost of roadkill.

  14. Armadillo

    Struth is not speaking to me until I apologise to him because he called me an arsehole.

    Sounds like Struth has been reading Trumps missive “The Art of the Deal”.

    Now you know how the Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians, Canadiand, French and the EU feel.

  15. Zyconoclast

    BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court will decide whether Trump can end Obama’s DACA program to stop deporting ‘dreamers’ – and should rule before 2020 election

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7192687/Supreme-Court-decide-Trump-bid-end-DACA.html

  16. The last time I was on that road Harlequin (in 2005) the cattle were a problem, but the suicidal emus were truly menacing.

  17. none

    Haha memory. Gosh it was only a few months ago that I first heard about it. You had to do a fair bit of mental arithmetic as well even though it was sort of like a giant slide ruler. This guy used to train soldiers to use it and also how to get bearings from a helicopter hovering above the ground or something like that.

  18. struth

    Suicidal emus are always the males.
    You don’t want to be a male emu.

  19. none

    I don’t know, find South and go opposite, Pedro.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Kamala Harris is certainly sexy.

    I would do her.

    Love these lefty whores. I have a problem.

  21. Armadillo

    Which way is north from here?

    From experience, threads always head southward. The first comment usually starts with someone claiming themselves as “Top Dog”. From there on in, it quickly degenerates into a full on argumentative shit fight.

    Meh. There is no solution. It is what it is.

  22. struth

    Which way is north from here?</blockquote

    Turn right twice and around the block once wbile maintaining Santa's GPS coordinants.

  23. I don’t know, find South and go opposite, Pedro.

    He can’t, None.
    His GPS is on the fritz and he flattened the battery on his mobile watching porno.

  24. Harlequin Decline

    Bugger all emus this trip, there’s usually quite a few near Balranald.

    A few years back between Bourke and Brewarrina I saw swarms of them not far from the Barwon river. Not sure why but there had been good rains upstream.

  25. Pedro the Ignorant

    I apologise.

    Real men don’t ask for directions.

  26. Armadillo

    Kamala Harris is certainly sexy.

    Oh dear. See what I mean.

  27. Pedro the Ignorant

    You can get p*rn on a phone?

    Who knew?

  28. none

    Emus are a bit smelly when they connect with your bull bar.

  29. Armadillo

    I apologise.

    Good Lordy. Never apologise. Escalate. Always.

  30. Armadillo

    If we put our minds to it, we could have Sinc pulling this thread before sunrise.

  31. Confused Old Misfit

    Which way is north from here?

    That will depend where here is.
    There’s a trick you can use with an analogue wrist watch but who wears them any more?

  32. Real men don’t ask for directions.

    Real men don’t need them.

  33. Armadillo

    It’s incredible when you think about it. Google and YouTube have the power to censor what you see and what you say. Wow.

  34. Armadillo

    More incredible is that newspapers you subscribe to (and pay for) want to tell you (their customers) what they can and cannot say.

    I actually have no problem with that. The market will send them broke.

  35. none

    Oh my god misfit that video has me worried. It starts off by saying the sun rises in the east and sets in the west but that it’s reversed in the Southern Hemisphere. Really? lol lol lol

  36. Armadillo

    Insulting your customers is a novel business approach.

  37. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3065564, posted on June 29, 2019 at 12:57 am

    More incredible is that newspapers you subscribe to (and pay for) want to tell you (their customers) what they can and cannot say.

    I actually have no problem with that. The market will send them broke.

    Not if more than half of your customers are morons.

  38. Oh my god misfit that video has me worried.

    Yes you are right, None, it is confusing in the actual presentation.
    What he means is the directions are reversed.
    IE in the SH when the hour hand is pointing at the sun, the right angle between it and the ’12’ is pointing NORTH, not South as shown.

  39. Armadillo

    Not if more than half of your customers are morons.

    Why take 50% of the cake when you can have the lot. I can assure you that way over 50% of my customers are morons. Well over that in fact. I just don’t tell them that they are morons. I just nod and smile. To do otherwise is ludicrous.

  40. Armadillo

    The customer is always right.

  41. Mark A

    There is no reason you can’t use your digital watch to do the same, just draw an analog watch face and turn it towards the sun same as a real watch.

  42. Mark A

    Without maroons for client you’d be broke in no time Arma. All bookies would be.

  43. DrBeauGan

    I am less enthusiastic about Cuba. Spending all night having diarrhoea will do that.

    I invited Spiky to join me for a few weeks, and then uninvited her. Fighting each other for the toilet bowl at two in the morning would take our relationship to a new level, but not in a good way.

  44. Armadillo

    You have no idea how low I have stooped, Mark.

    I have child at University to feed, and a Merceedes to fuel up.

    I even told a punter after prompting that I thought Julia Gillard was sexy. I have no shame. A guilty conscience perhaps, but that’s what the Catholic confessional is for.

  45. Armadillo

    I usually wear a balaclava in case the priest rips open the curtain in rage.

  46. Armadillo

    I am less enthusiastic about Cuba. Spending all night having diarrhoea will do that.

    Visit the local hospital. Apparently the health care is first class.

  47. Armadillo

    Best in the world. And it’s free.

  48. Armadillo

    Anyone here interested in a cheap sundial?

  49. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3065577, posted on June 29, 2019 at 1:37 am

    I usually wear a balaclava in case the priest rips open the curtain in rage.

    Good tactic, I know a few mad punter priests, they may recognise you.

  50. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3065577, posted on June 29, 2019 at 1:37 am

    I usually wear a balaclava in case the priest rips open the curtain in rage.

    Good tactic, I know a few mad punter priests, one or two could be your clients.

  51. Armadillo

    It’s sort of like the equivalent of a solar panel watch.

  52. Mark A

    testing “mad punter”

    “priest”

  53. Mark A

    testing “mad punter”

  54. I am less enthusiastic about Cuba. Spending all night having diarrhoea will do that.Especially so in one of those no-toilet-paper socialist countries.
    Just as well Cuba is communist & not socialist.

  55. Mark A

    so it’s either “mad” or “punter” or “priest”

  56. Mark A

    I think it’s the combo that sends my post instantly to purgatory.

    Anyway good tactic Arma, hide your face the bloke you are confessing to might be your best customer.

  57. Armadillo

    Doc, give us a your thoughts on the toilets in Cuba Vs Sri Lanka.

    It’s the true indicator of a civilised country.

  58. What are you doing, Armadillo?
    You weren’t thinking of trying to break my record, were you?

  59. Armadillo

    hide your face the bloke you are confessing to might be your best customer

    The priests used to love a punt and a few beers. Great people in general.

    It’s greatly disconcerting to see the media seek to destroy so many, for the behaviour of so few.

  60. Armadillo

    You weren’t thinking of trying to break my record, were you?

    I inadvertently told my waitress girlfriend you were Trump Junior, Winston.

    I owe him an apology.

  61. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3065592, posted on June 29, 2019 at 2:05 am

    hide your face the bloke you are confessing to might be your best customer

    The priests used to love a punt and a few beers. Great people in general.

    It’s greatly disconcerting to see the media seek to destroy so many, for the behaviour of so few.

    Yes they are I know a few personally, great blokes.

    As to destroy them, I’m almost sure it’s not really personal, but institutional hatred that is leading the attack. That is why they go for the biggest target, bring them down from the top.

    I think electing the current Pope is a the biggest victory for these forces without a court battle.

  62. Armadillo

    I’m sensing that the whole Google/DNC partnership is going to be exposed.

    Don’t be surprised if Julian Assange figures prominently in this whole thing. Trump has nothing to fear from what Assange has to say. He’s been locked away for years. Plenty of others, do have problems.

    Trump probably wants Assange in protective custody.

  63. Armadillo

    but institutional hatred that is leading the attack. That is why they go for the biggest target, bring them down from the top.

    True.

  64. Armadillo

    I was taught by the nuns, and later the brothers. As a child, I always thought they were hard arses.

    It’s only when you reach maturity, that you realise exactly how lucky you were.

  65. DrBeauGan

    Armadillo
    #3065578, posted on June 29, 2019 at 1:42 am
    I am less enthusiastic about Cuba. Spending all night having diarrhoea will do that.

    Visit the local hospital. Apparently the health care is first class.

    Yes. Or I could ask my landlord for immodium which is quicker.

    I don’t know if there are public toilets in Cuba. The one in my apartment is first rate. It’s the only one I have used in Cuba, but I have used it a lot.

    The toilet paper does not have perforations.

  66. DrBeauGan

    The toilet in my hotel in Sri Lanka didn’t always flush. You had to find the right place to hit the tank.

    So Cuba is ahead so far. Although I didn’t get diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.

  67. Armadillo

    The toilet paper does not have perforations.

    Your message appears to be coded. I’m guessing newspaper, discarded rag, jug of water, or no paper at all.

  68. Armadillo

    Blinking in your hostage message about how wonderful Cuba is will be difficult for us decipher.

    Meh.

  69. DrBeauGan

    My landlord and his wife, my cleaning lady, and I communicate via Google translate. It’s sometimes horribly wrong, and produces gibberish, but it sure makes life easier.

    I passed a shop called Casa de perro caliente. I could translate it without Google, and sure enough, there were pictures of buns with sausages in.

  70. Armadillo

    So Cuba is ahead so far.

    Pit toilets don’t flush? OK, message recieved.

    [Sinc, please smote Doc. We have enough Commies trolling here as it is]

  71. DrBeauGan

    The toilet paper does not have perforations.

    Your message appears to be coded. I’m guessing newspaper, discarded rag, jug of water, or no paper at all.

    It comes on a continuous roll, and there is a sort of metal cap that you can use for cutting off your desired portion. Genuine toilet roll, of about the quality you get from green recycling fanatics in the supermarkets in Oz. So nothing special, but usable.

    I’m not intending to send coded messages. Anything bad happens and you get to know first thing. As with the dire rear.

  72. Armadillo

    My landlord and his wife, my cleaning lady,

    Translation: I’m being held prisoner and being beaten senseless by a hairy dude in a uniform. His wife wipes my blood from the floor.

  73. Armadillo

    Anything bad happens and you get to know first thing.

    Someone here might feint interest. Don’t hold your breath (unless being water boarded);

  74. DrBeauGan

    [Sinc, please smote Doc. We have enough Commies trolling here as it is]

    I have two competing theories about the communist government of Cuba. The first is that they are the evil tyrannical bastards the US state department says they are. The second is that they got caught up in romantic tosh a long time ago and haven’t had the nerve to admit it; also their grasp of economics is even lower than Australian politicians.

    So far I haven’t been able to make up my mind.

    It’s basically the old malice versus incompetence thingy. The principle that you should never ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity, is a good one. To be a communist these days you have to have a colossal quantity of stupidity, but there’s a lot of it about.

  75. DrBeauGan

    I do have a Che Guevara hat for stimpy. I was given it by the fokky-fokky chick. Actually, I gave her a convertible peso for it, so it was a sale.

  76. Armadillo

    also their grasp of economics is even lower than Australian politicians.

    OMG. What a ridiculous statement. Even the Cubans aren’t as stupid as Australian politicians.

    Doc’s been drugged.

  77. DrBeauGan

    Armadillo
    #3065612, posted on June 29, 2019 at 3:34 am
    also their grasp of economics is even lower than Australian politicians.

    OMG. What a ridiculous statement. Even the Cubans aren’t as stupid as Australian politicians.

    Doc’s been drugged.

    Hard to believe, I know, but it can’t be ruled out. Thing is, our politicians know they are stupid, public servants let them know all the time. But they have figured out that the average voter is even stupider. Communist rulers don’t have to bother about the voters, only each other. So there is scope for even higher levels of ignorance and stupidity.

  78. Armadillo

    Toms late. Dock his pay.

  79. Tom

    Mark Knight is on holidays, so the Herald Sun is doing a best of.

  80. 2dogs

    What are you 1st at, bespoke?

  81. Mark M

    Worst Apocalypse. Ever. Update:

    “In Germany, heated rows broke out over how much nudity to tolerate in the midst of the heat wave. 

    After a group of women took off their bikini tops in Munich last weekend to bathe along the banks of the city’s Isar River, five security guards ordered them to put their tops back on, citing local public nudity prohibitions.

    In response, about two dozen women also took their tops off “out of solidarity,” according to the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung.

    The security guards proceeded to call the police, who insisted the women cover their breasts. ”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/melting-autobahns-jaguars-in-pools-naked-men-on-scooters-europe-faces-an-early-summer-inferno/2019/06/27/cf6597d4-9821-11e9-9a16-dc551ea5a43b_story.html?utm_term=.b0b59bbd3a7b

  82. bespoke

    If DrBeauGan doesn’t make it back.

    OMG! OMG! OMG! it’s literally the best toons line up yet, thanks Tom.
    Grovel snort.

    Singed DrBeauGan

  83. bespoke

    2dogs
    #3065634, posted on June 29, 2019 at 6:05 am
    What are you 1st at, bespoke?

    1 st post after 6 am.

  84. Rafiki redux

    Reading the extract in today’s Oz from Savva’s book is akin to wading through sludge to get to her point. Her comment that something was “as circular as a chainsaw” is like the 13th gong if a clock: it casts in doubt all that went before and follows.

  85. DrBeauGan

    It’s warm here bespoke, but I haven’t been singed.

    Thanks Tom. I couldn’t get the first three for some reason. Maybe the government doesn’t want me to see them. Or there was something wrong with the links.

  86. Tom

    All the links work for me, Beaugy. I’m guessing it’s some quirk in your internet connection and nothing to do with the Castro regime. When in doubt, it’s a stuff-up, not a conspiracy.

  87. Shy Ted

    New date wanted to go to “something intellectual” as first proper date. So we’re off to see Toy Story 4. She doesn’t know yet. As long as there’s Woody and a happy ending it’ll be a good date.

  88. John Constantine

    The just in time supply chain for urea fails.

    Australia wide a cascade of demand for nitrogen fertiliser has exhausted stocks and the supply pipeline will not catch up.

    Just in time means it is better business to leave a quarter of demand unmet and auction off tight supply than to be caught with unsold stock.

  89. DrBeauGan

    It’s so slow here, Tom, I suspect some links just time out. Yes, it’s usually better to back incompetence against malice. I explained to some students once that there is far more harm done in the world by well intentioned fuckwits than by evil malevolent bastards. Us evil malevolent bastards just don’t have the numbers.

    I may also be doing stupid things. The shift in climate may be buggering me up. The dire rear certainly doesn’t help.

    I have had a siesta and am smoking half outside my front door and making friends with a neighbour’s dog. Of course it may have just given me a horrible skin disease from scratching him behind the ears, this is a foreign country where things are different.

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3065644, posted on June 29, 2019 at 6:50 am

    All the links work for me, Beaugy. I’m guessing it’s some quirk in your internet connection

    Rubbish!
    Cuban internet is the best in the world.
    When I was there I processed thousands of orders for my book online without a glitch.
    And that was mobile internet too, using my locally made Castro 8.0.1 laptop (free to all).
    I was on my beautifully appointed air-conditioned Soviet Tour-Buski travelling on fabulous new highways through a lush green countryside populated by cheerful farmworkers singing revolutionary songs about free stuff as they worked.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Any suggestion that the Cuban internet service is poor is totally RayBurgess!

  92. Mark A

    Mark M
    #3065635, posted on June 29, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Worst Apocalypse. Ever. Update:

    breaking a 72-year record.

    What caused the heatwave 72 years ago?
    And I’m sure there were others before that.

  93. lotocoti

    What caused the heatwave 72 years ago?

    Don’t ask inconvenient questions.

  94. Cardimona

    With thanks to Ben from a Rafe thread, the following got into print in the Townsville paper today…

    The Editor

    Grab your payslip and check how much superannuation you pay. Nine per cent? Fifteen per cent? It’s a fair chunk of your pay, right?

    It’s your money but it’s locked away from you, because the government doesn’t trust you to invest wisely for your own senior years.

    You just have to hope and trust your superannuation fund managers look after it wisely – so do they? Here’s something that will make your skin crawl.

    Industry Super Australia has released a discussion paper titled, “Modern Electricity Sectors: A guide to long-run investment decisions”, dated June 2019*, that concludes “… investments in renewable-energy industry are becoming attractive with higher returns and greater diversification benefits.”

    This 107-page paper is well-researched and accurate, as far as that goes, if you begin with this (erroneous) belief – “The scientific consensus is that emissions of greenhouse gases need to be close to zero before the end of this century.”

    A large collection of carefully-derived input that is based on incorrect assumptions will not yield a successful investment outcome capable of paying your bills when you’re too old to work.

    While the discussion paper does delve into the technical side of electrical grid supply and maintenance, it fails to draw the obvious conclusion that renewables cannot and will not supplant coal-fired power due to intermittency issues.

    It should, but doesn’t, point out that it is unethical to invest member’s funds in a generation source that can only destroy the electricity grid that the entire economy depends on.

    While I only looked at the paper to find the source of their information that 36 hours of battery back-up would cost $6.5 trillion, the price of 1,000 nuclear reactors, it has left me chilled that our money is pushed by government edict into schemes that don’t work.

    If you’re still in the contribution phase of superannuation, and you understand enough electrical engineering to appreciate the absolute futility of renewables, you should consider lobbying your fund to get out of renewables before they destroy Australia – and your nest-egg with it.

    (339 words)
    * https://www.industrysuper.com/assets/deb18ac10c/Modernising-Electricity-Sectors.pdf

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh great.

    I get pinged for cultural appropriation yesterday, but someone special just gets to keep on keeping on.

    Outrageous.

  96. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    no shit
    Russia’s Vladimir Putin: Liberalism in Europe is ‘obsolete’
    “The liberal idea… has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population,” Putin said.

  97. DrBeauGan

    Leigh Lowe
    #3065653, posted on June 29, 2019 at 8:02 am
    Any suggestion that the Cuban internet service is poor is totally RayBurgess!

    It is marginally better than not having one. But nothing like as good as Sri Lanka’s.

    I haven’t noticed workers in the fields singing revolutionary songs, but I plan to travel to a tobacco plantation next week, and will keep you posted.

    Cubans are pretty much like people anywhere. There are plenty who are kind and helpful and friendly, and a small number of unpleasant, sulky bitches who make it clear that doing their job is an imposition they resent.

    Some people need misery as Tom pointed out on the other thread.

    Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.

  98. Bruce of Newcastle

    For Wick fans, of which there’re many here. (Although maybe I should’ve waited until evening since Saturday night is for fighting.)

    Why is Keanu Reeves everywhere these days? (via Drudge)

    The journo misses one of the biggest things about Mr Reeves – he seems resolutely apolitical. In a darkly woke Hollywood he’s the one eyed man.

    Not sure how long he can hold out. Mzzz Milano is on woke patrol duty:
    Jon Voight responds to Alyssa Milano attack: ‘Ignorance doesn’t scare me’

    Kapow!

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    If that person in Kudelka’s toon is supposed to be Ray Castle, then Kudelka has some world-class, industrial-strength, weapons-grade beer goggles on.

    It’s the sort of thing that gets fat chicks pregnant.

  100. miltonf

    I see Jimmy Carter’s still hanging around like a bad smell.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    KD, it looks like the Poms might miss the WC finals.
    They are clinging to 4th on the table with the their last two games against the Injuns and sheep-shaggers.

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    Good to see the old ways are quite often the best ways.

    Vision this morning of a punter taking on two coppers on a NSW train platform. Devolved into a bit of a wrestle, during which the punter managed to get hold of a Taser and got one of the cops to ride the lightning.

    They responded by one of them putting the chicken on the punter and the other one batoning him into submission, Rodney King-style.

    Lovely stuff. And a warning to others, to boot.

  103. cohenite

    Alan West is, justifiably, upset:

    Yesterday, June 14th, we celebrated the 244th birthday of our US Army, whose motto is “This We’ll Defend.” But, what happens when our Army, the nation’s oldest military service, no longer defends the honor of our nation? What happens when the Army surrenders and does not live up to the oath that soldiers take, “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign, and domestic?”

    Sadly, it appears that an action took place this week which should cause true Americans, and soldiers, great concern. With great sadness, and anger, I must bestow this week’s “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” recognition to the US Army War College.

    As written by Raymond Ibrahim — someone I have met — at American Thinker yesterday:


    The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) has just surrendered to the demands of the Council on American-RoP Relations (CAIR) — an “unindicted co-conspirator,” to quote the U.S. Dept. of Justice, in the largest terror funding case in American history.

    The June 19, 2019 planned lecture on my book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between RoP and the West at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks was cancelled due to a CAIR-induced hysteria that focused on presenting me — a native Arabic speaker of Egyptian/Middle Eastern descent — as a “racist” and “white nationalist” who is out to incite American soldiers to murder RoP.

    In my last phone call with the USAWC on that same day, I suggested a compromise: turn my lecture into a debate, and pit me against any academic of CAIR’s choosing. Even though I was under no obligation to make such a concession, it still wasn’t good enough for the USAWC.

    I find this so very unconscionable, and infuriating.

    First, who are these people, CAIR and Linda Sarsour, to believe that they can dictate what is acceptable speech and expression in our America? How did our Army leadership become so neutered that they would not simply do as the Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, BG McAuliffe, did in responding to the Nazi German demand to surrender? He replied “Nuts.” What is happening in our Army that they would allow themselves to be bullied by RoP-fascists, and known RoP terrorists at that? Yes, unless you have your head buried in the sand, CAIR is known to have ties to the RoP Brotherhood, and therefore should be denounced as an RoP terrorist group, and not allowed to operate in this country…

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes LL, it’s glorious.

    Frigging Bairstow’s shut his whiny trap after bitching that the crowds weren’t behind them.

    Well Mr Bairstow, if you and your ‘pals’ put in pissweak performances against minnows you’re not going to get chaired through the streets.

  105. Eyrie

    “The principle that you should never ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity, is a good one.”

    Except that ” sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice”. Porter Clark’s Law I believe.
    For examples see any government department. Start with CASA which has wrecked an industry due to their stupidity.

  106. cohenite

    More news from the magical world of RoP: missing wives and princesses.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    breaking a 72-year record

    One look at the jet stream map and you can see why. Most recent NH one here.

    There’s a big loop down from the north now located over Romania and another loop west of Ireland. Europe is on the hot side of the jet stream in both cases. So jet stream blocking is keeping hot southern air from moving east and the one west of Ireland is preventing cooler air from the sea from giving any relief.

    The pattern is classic for solar minimum conditions, which caused the analogous great Moscow heatwave in 2010. And we’re now into the deepest solar minimum for a couple centuries.

  108. jo

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3065664, posted on June 29, 2019 at 8:17 am

    If that person in Kudelka’s toon is supposed to be Ray Castle, then Kudelka has some world-class, industrial-strength, weapons-grade beer goggles on.

    It’s the sort of thing that gets fat chicks pregnant.

    Bourbon is what gets uglies pregnant. I don’t think I could drink that much and still manage it. Bleach in eyes. What can be imagined cannot be unseen.

  109. cohenite

    The pattern is classic for solar minimum conditions, which caused the analogous great Moscow heatwave in 2010. And we’re now into the deepest solar minimum for a couple centuries.

    Exactly. If you want extreme weather just wish for a cooling world.

  110. Entropy

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3065664, posted on June 29, 2019 at 8:17 am
    If that person in Kudelka’s toon is supposed to be Ray Castle, then Kudelka has some world-class, industrial-strength, weapons-grade beer goggles on.

    It’s the sort of thing that gets fat chicks pregnant

    Funny as though. I also notice that the woke work experience kiddies have been let loose for the weekend on news dot com dot au going by their outraged headlines. Outraged that that brown fella doesn’t conform to their prejudices.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    Mention of digital watches overnight.

    Anyone wearing one should not be permitted to control a motor vehicle or anything powered by electricity.

  112. feelthebern

    The French were robbed of an opportunity against that Yank ladies this morning.
    Makes up for the French mens blatant handball against the Irish a decade ago that stopped the Irish qualifying for the world cup.

  113. feelthebern

    I just saw an add for 20 McNuggets for 9.95 today.
    Don’t expect to see monty around these parts today.

  114. Farmer Gez

    A load of urea was delivered yesterday at our place John C. None after that we were told.
    We then spent forty grand on young merino ewes at the Wycheproof sale. Not a great sale considering the terrific conditions in the district.
    17 drop ewes scanning in lamb could be had for $160-190. Lovely type, fully loaded first cross ewes were just
    $200-250. Cheap considering the price of lamb. Go figure.

  115. feelthebern

    Listening to a Michael Tracey patreon this morning.
    There is speculation that Mayor Pete was hungover at the Dem debate.
    Apparently he was on the turps the night before the debate.

  116. Perth Trader

    In an interview with the Herald on Friday after settlement negotiations broke down between Rugby Australia and the footballer, paving the way for Folau to lodge an unlawful termination claim in the Federal Court, RA chairman Cameron Clyne opened fire on the sacked Wallaby.

    Mr Clyne said the prospect of a drawn out court battle was a “painful” one for Australian rugby, but the alternative was worse if RA had not acted against Folau’s Instagram post in April warning homosexuals, among other groups, were destined for hell.

    “[The alternative] would be that we’d have no sponsors at all because no sponsor has indicated they would be willing to be associated with social media posts of that sort and that includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,” he said.
    “We would also potentially be in litigation with employees who are gay and who would say we’re not providing a work place that is safe or respectful.”

    Holy cowpat’…

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Funny as though. I also notice that the woke work experience kiddies have been let loose for the weekend on news dot com dot au going by their outraged headlines.

    Popped over for a squiz.
    It seems they are out of lurv with Prince Willy.
    After getting an initial pat for declaring that he would be OK with it if his kids were gay, they have “examined his comments more carefully.”
    Verdict? … Not quite woke enough.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    Hang on a minute.

    Apparently the AFL has covered itself in shit yet again, this time by introducing the ‘ultra-edge’ technology designed to detect leather on wood at the cricket, but somehow placed on thickened padded goalposts.

    Achieving mediocrity through technology.

  119. feelthebern

    IT, Kamala Harris is evil.
    She is not hot.
    There will be a primary to roll her pre the next time she is up for Senate re-election.
    Barbara Boxer (the long time Senator who retired before Kamala) has already endorsed Yang & has already moved her money men away from Harris.
    A reasonable play is for Yang to primary against Kamala for the next Senate election.

  120. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A very good morning to you all.

    *walks in, dusts hands off, having just smacked down Johanna on the end of ye Olde Threadde*

    You’d think she’d give up.

  121. Leigh Lowe

    “[The alternative] would be that we’d have no sponsors at all because no sponsor has indicated they would be willing to be associated with social media posts of that sort and that includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,” he said.

    Oh?
    Who is “Government”?
    I’ll bet it isn’t anyone elected.
    It will be some lefty bureacrat in the Ministry of Sports Funding Gouges.

  122. feelthebern

    Watching the sports wrap on Foxsports this morning.
    NRL coaches, blunt, talk the game that was just played, critical of the NRL
    AFL coaches, woke, corporate speak, kissing the AFL’s arse.
    The AFL is committing suicide.

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Italian police have arrested 18 people including a mayor, doctors and social workers for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents.

    Sounds like some of the ‘social work’ we hear of in child-snatching modern Britain too.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    So RA admits that sponsors (ie Qantas) have been interfering.
    Good news.

  125. feelthebern

    hat includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,

    Excellent.
    We’ll find out who during discovery.

  126. Confused Old Misfit

    none
    #3065565, posted on June 29, 2019 at 1:01 am
    Oh my god misfit that video has me worried. It starts off by saying the sun rises in the east and sets in the west but that it’s reversed in the Southern Hemisphere. Really? lol lol lol

    I wondered if anyone would pick that up!

    Someone was wrong on the intertube!!!!!

  127. feelthebern

    Anyone expecting proof that Alan Joyce was involved should set their expectations low.
    All communication went through a go-between.
    Zero doubt that Joyce called the shots, but there will be nothing in writing, text, whatsapp etc.
    Everything would have been verbal.
    This allows Joyce to deny everything.
    & the PR hack will end up saying she misunderstood or made a mistake.
    & then the PR will have a job for life at Qantas.
    This is the first rule of the club.
    No records.
    Always have someone who can absorb any shit storms.

  128. `

    Shy Ted @ 7:05am

    As long as there’s Woody and a happy ending it’ll be a good date.

    Hahahaha – nice one Centurion

  129. Cassie of Sydney

    I love Gary Orsum…

  130. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    17 drop ewes scanning in lamb could be had for $160-190. Lovely type, fully loaded first cross ewes were just $200-250.

    Careful there, Farmer Gez. That sort of disrespectful talk about downtrodden female animals who have reproductive rights too will bring you a violent visitation from vegan feminists in full voice.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    Finally.

    The Israel Folau conundrum is sorted.

  132. miltonf

    RA chairman Cameron Clyne formerly of the NAB. Part of the in crowd.

  133. Woolfe

    Wasn’t there a story recently about Joyce denying any involvement in sacking the Christian?

  134. feelthebern

    An idea.
    At the start of ABC shows, they should acknowledge the original indigenous peoples.
    Imagine every ABC news bulletin, Q&A, ABC breakfast TV show, all starting like that.
    It’s time for the ABC to make a stand!

  135. Leigh Lowe

    Zero doubt that Joyce called the shots, but there will be nothing in writing, text, whatsapp etc.

    Except for that very strange black-hole effect of a witness box, the oath which carries perjury implications*, the very smart QC and the occasional reminder that “remember, you are under oath.”
    .
    * Being shallow weathervane types, they worry that one of their confidantes might spill the beans later leaving them in perjury trouble.

  136. Entropy

    This is the first rule of the club.
    No records.
    Always have someone who can absorb any shit storms.

    You would be amazed at some of the stuff that ends up in emails. People can be stupid as. My rule of them is if never send an email as soon as you type it. Go back to it a little later.

  137. stackja

    Sydney Airport flights disrupted by fog. QANTAS ?

    Sydney Airport ✈️
    ‏Verified account
    @SydneyAirport
    ✈ We’re currently experiencing delays due to fog. Please check with your airline for flight status.

  138. JC

    Hey dude, I’m just finishing work for the weekend. Feel like a beer?

    Trump tweet

    After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!

  139. Cassie of Sydney

    Sorry to upload another youtube video..but this is also hysterical…..

  140. JC

    Thanks stack

    There are some storm warnings in the mid west too.

  141. Indolent

    Branco by a country mile today.

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘black-hole effect of a witness box’

    For sure. Punters with regular experience of this don’t have too many dramas, as their back stories are generally well in hand.

    For unaccountable morons like the RA board and the black-lipped pavlova monster herself, this will be the first time in a long time, if at all, that they can’t change the subject, regurgitate motherhood statements or screech ‘How DARE you?’

    The ‘save yourself’ mentality usually comes to the fore.

  143. Perth Trader

    RA has come in for criticism from some corners that it acted too quickly and at the behest of major sponsor Qantas to try to sack Folau.

    Mr Clyne rubbished those claims as “offensive”.

    “That’s simply wrong. Sponsors have a right to associate themselves with a game they feel best represents their values, but it is absolute nonsense to suggest it was done at the behest of a sponsor,” he said.

    “Having said that I haven’t had any sponsor come forward and say they were happy with the post or happy to be associated with it. But it’s offensive to suggest we get our moral compass from someone else.”

    But….RA’s Raelyne said she call Qantas….the plot thickens.

  144. Roger

    Dim bulb RA chair Cameron Clyne admits it was about sponsorship dollars.

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘it’s offensive to suggest we get our moral compass from someone else’

    Yes, Mr Clyne. Yes it is.

  146. `

    black-lipped pavlova monster herself

    Knuckle – I’m stealing that

  147. Roger

    Dim bulb RA chair Cameron Clyne is evidence of Putin’s thesis: Liberalism is dead.

    ScoMo to the rescue!

    Oh wait, he’s occupied with talking up war with Iran.

    Where’s Cory?!

    Safely back in the fold.

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    Entropy, 9.15 am;

    An old boss of mine once said to me, ‘Never send an email when you’re angry.’

    I have consistently disappointed him.

  149. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy has two mantras from his senior management career.

    1. Never put anything sensitive in emails.
    2. Can I have that in writing?

    On the latter, it is a favorite of his whenever I make promises to get something done. 🙂

  150. Twostix

    “[The alternative] would be that we’d have no sponsors at all because no sponsor has indicated they would be willing to be associated with social media posts of that sort and that includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,” he said.
    “We would also potentially be in litigation with employees who are gay and who would say we’re not providing a work place that is safe or respectful.”

    What he’s saying is christians are necessarily banned from modern Australian corpocracy.

  151. Perth Trader

    Oh well….One more day till the end of financial year. I wonder if costs of litigation are tax deductible?

  152. Twostix

    20 years ago when the greatst generation were pointing out the obvious: that the fag pride movement would see christianity banned.

    Right again.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    Woolfe

    #3065707, posted on June 29, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Wasn’t there a story recently about Joyce denying any involvement in sacking the Christian?

    Yesterday’s SMH quoted a “legal expert” saying how Folau’s legal team “briefly considered dragging Qantas in as a co-defendant” which shows “how desparate they are”.
    They decided against it which is “just as well, as it would have been a “suicide mission”.
    .
    Riiight.
    This tells me that Folau’s lawyers have probably served notice of discovery on Qantas (ie “don’t shred evidence, guys”) and they are shitting themselves.
    Qantas won’t be involved at FWA hearings because these deal more tightly with employee-employer relations, but the net might be cast wider before the Federal Court.
    Whilst I agree with bern that Joyce’s fingerprints won’t be on it, I think there will be plenty of damning stuff within Qantas, both internally and between Q and RA.
    You see, the thing about virtue signalling is the overwhelming desire to, well, signal it.
    No point working in Qantas PR and sending a terse e-mail to RA if nobody else sees it, is there?
    So, we Cc’d fifty people.

  154. Roger

    …and that includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,” he said.

    This is why this needs to go all the way to the High Court.

  155. Perth Trader

    I think Cameron might regret this interview….

  156. Woolfe

    Easy way for RA to win is to have any court proceedings moved to Viktoria.

  157. Roger

    I think Cameron might regret this interview….

    Let me see…former banker.

    Only being hauled before a judge elicits expressions of regret from that type.

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Except for that very strange black-hole effect of a witness box, the oath which carries perjury implications*, the very smart QC and the occasional reminder that “remember, you are under oath.”

    Yep. Occasionally when Hairy knew I had perhaps heard something he felt better about not knowing, he would say as I commenced, don’t tell me, I don’t need to know.

    The ability to stand honestly in the witness box is something he always wished strongly to maintain.

  159. stackja

    Severe Thunderstorm Threat across the Northern Plains; Excessive Heat Over the Center of the Country and Alaska
    Severe thunderstorms with threats of large hail and damaging winds are possible across the Northern Plains shifting slowly east today into Saturday. Excessive heat is forecast across the Central Plains and into the Upper Midwest as well as southern Alaska today into this weekend before shifting into the Southeast for much of next week.

    Current conditions at
    New York City, Central Park (KNYC)

    28°C

    Humidity 48%
    Wind Speed Vrbl 5 mph
    Barometer 1019.3 mb
    Dewpoint 16°C
    Visibility 10.00 mi
    Heat Index 29°C

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘might regret this interview’

    As fat Magda would say, oh my wordy lordy yes.

  161. dover_beach

    20 years ago when the greatst generation were pointing out the obvious: that the fag pride movement would see christianity banned.

    Right again.

    Indeed. Some people simply cannot follow an argument to its point of rest, which is its conclusion. It’s both a failure of intellect and imagination. The former involves not seeing where a premise leads, the latter in believing, when it is pointed out to them, that the conclusion could never eventuate in practice.

  162. feelthebern

    Except for that very strange black-hole effect of a witness box, the oath which carries perjury implications*, the very smart QC and the occasional reminder that “remember, you are under oath.

    Contrary to the public back slapping of the assisting counsel during the banking RC, the big wigs pretty much lied through their teeth for their entire questioning.
    Once you’ve been in one witness box, they are not intimidating at all.

  163. feelthebern

    When the Izzy case is all done, the RA board & CEO will be gone.
    Izzy will get his money (maybe an apology).
    RA will apologise to Joyce & Qantas for all the trouble.
    Rules of the club.

  164. stackja

    Twostix
    #3065728, posted on June 29, 2019 at 9:31 am

    The Rainbow Sash movement got their critic.

  165. feelthebern

    Rule one of these hearings for RA is to not drop any members of the Club in the shit.
    Clyne is a member of the Club.
    He knows the rules.
    He takes his medicine now.
    He gets welcomed back with open arms.
    If any of them say Alan Joyce told us to sack Izzy they will have all their Club memberships cancelled.
    For life.

  166. Twostix

    I was talking to a happy clapper the other day, she was all in on the Left Behind apocalptic cult that evangelicals were into during the 2000’s.

    Anyway there was still a strong stroke of that in her: it’s all biblical she says and starts going on about global events as proof of signs. She’s of the mind that the rest of the world is demonic and will over run the imperfect but good and christian west.

    I asked if she had ever wondered if the west will be the baddies in the apocalypse.

    Reaction was funny.

  167. feelthebern

    RA has bought an insurance policy against a potential loss.
    They know they are done.
    It’s all about protecting Joyce & Qantas.

  168. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne slams Israel Folau
    Rugby Australia’s chairman has slammed Israel Folau and claimed the game would have no sponsors — and more litigation — if it failed to act.

    “(The alternative] would be that we’d have no sponsors at all because no sponsor has indicated they would be willing to be associated with social media posts of that sort and that includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,” he said.

    “We would also potentially be in litigation with employees who are gay and who would say we’re not providing a workplace that is safe or respectful.”

  169. Perth Trader

    I want to know ‘what Govt. head and from what department contacted RA and for what reason’?

  170. Nick

    Bespoke, Hairy knows I flirt here, as I do very successfully IRL, always have, and doesn’t mind, although Nick would be my last choice of the delightful Cat men. Hairy, who knows best of all, thinks I wouldn’t physically disappoint, but also knows how loyal I am. 🙂

    77 and bragging about your ‘perky tits’. Dream on Walter Kitty.

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    bern,

    Yep. A rash of board members ‘seeking new challenges’ will ensue. Right now there’d be a stare-off in the boardroom to see who’ll be the first to go, and once the wall’s breached the rest will stampede through like meth-crazed lemmings, thinking ‘I never signed up for this’.

  172. Nick

    Whilst I agree with bern that Joyce’s fingerprints won’t be on it, I think there will be plenty of damning stuff within Qantas, both internally and between Q and RA.
    You see, the thing about virtue signalling is the overwhelming desire to, well, signal it.
    No point working in Qantas PR and sending a terse e-mail to RA if nobody else sees it, is there?
    So, we Cc’d fifty people.

    Spot on.

  173. 132andBush

    Urea?
    Just flung out a couple of hundred tonnes in the last four days.
    Ideal crop stage and forecast rain.
    $1 spent now yields $5 at harvest.
    Not being able to source urea at such a critical time hurts.

    A lot of this stuff was carryover from last years disastrous year. Not too many lumps after being in the silos for 12 months.
    The financing of it hurts though.

  174. DrBeauGan

    Indeed. Some people simply cannot follow an argument to its point of rest, which is its conclusion. It’s both a failure of intellect and imagination. The former involves not seeing where a premise leads, the latter in believing, when it is pointed out to them, that the conclusion could never eventuate in practice.

    We gave up on expecting logical thinking from undergraduates and senior schoolies long ago, DB. Thinking has never been popular, now it’s unfashionable.

  175. feelthebern

    If the entire RA board runs protection for Joyce & Qantas, within 12 months, they’ll all be on government committees, industry groups, company boards.
    Because they all kept their mouths shut during the Izzy case.
    If they don’t, they’ll be unemployable.
    This will not be a hollywood movie moment like “In the Name of the Father”.

  176. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Get on the Rugby Australia board’, they said.

    ‘It’s the perfect sinecure’, they said.

  177. Perth Trader

    But , But, But…..’diversity is our strength , haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  178. Mater

    When the Izzy case is all done, the RA board & CEO will be gone.
    Izzy will get his money (maybe an apology).
    RA will apologise to Joyce & Qantas for all the trouble.

    And the Facebook archives will bear witness to how many totalitarians, and useful idiots, currently inhabit this once great nation.

    Who says Facebook is a waste of time?

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anyway there was still a strong stroke of that in her: it’s all biblical she says and starts going on about global events as proof of signs.

    Answer to that is Deut 7:9.

    9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

    Then point out that 20 years times 1,000 is 20,000 years…

  180. feelthebern

    This is now a decision that gets made by RA’s insurer.
    The insurance note was taken out before the GFM page went up.
    So they would have thought they’d have a decent chance of bleeding Izzy, then maybe a settlement.
    But since the GFM, then ACL pages went up, the insurer will now be calling the shots regarding strategy.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    When Big Sis many many years ago now told me of these airline clubs and how, given she had just in her particular medical capacity joined the greasy pole of the Canberra bureaucracy at an airline club level, I thought they were the silliest things I had ever heard of and wondered why they were such an important part of a reward package. Then I met Da Hairy Ape and found out that in certain circles if you didn’t belong to them then you basically didn’t exist, with the Chairman’s Lounge at the Apex. Proliferation of such clubs has lessened the sting of membership refusal, although it is still there.

    Worse than Google or YouTube in terms of extreme social control. Alan Joyce knows it too.

  182. Twostix

    Remember five minutes ago when “Conservatives” were literally willing to die on a hill for corporations.

    That was really, really stupid.

    It was the political equivalent of the happy clapper Left Behind phenomenon (interestingly pushed by the same US based Sponsored by Geico corportist apparatus).

  183. Tom

    Thinking has never been popular, now it’s unfashionable.

    Soon, it will be illegal, too.

  184. duncanm

    The journo misses one of the biggest things about Mr Reeves – he seems resolutely apolitical. In a darkly woke Hollywood he’s the one eyed man.

    He also seems to be Red Pilled. Note his very careful avoidance of any #metoo incidents with the hovering hand.

  185. stackja

    Real Mark Latham
    @RealMarkLatham
    Confirmation Big Corporates are running Rugby Australia: Folau sacked “otherwise we’d have no sponsors at all”
    In fact, biggest sponsors of sport are State/Fed Govts who must intervene to ensure no player excluded due to religious views.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Are Twitter at the moment putting their ‘warning, warning’ signs up before Trump’s tweets?
    I am not on Twitter and never will be so I don’t know.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Please, enough about the availability of urea.
    It is not that sort of blog.
    Totally RayBurgess!

  188. feelthebern

    In the next RA annual report, they’ll have to disclose their provisioning for the litigation.
    This will be the excess on the insurance.
    Who knows what the excess is 500k-1mill.
    They should line report the insurance. Year on year, the insurance increase will tell what the premium was on the litigation note.

  189. Twostix

    “(The alternative] would be that we’d have no sponsors at all because no sponsor has indicated they would be willing to be associated with social media posts of that sort and that includes government, because we’ve also heard from them,” he said.

    Well, well, well. What do we have here then?

  190. Bar Beach Swimmer

    A Quiet Australian
    #3057933, posted on June 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm
    BTW, I should have introduced myself before posting. I have been a long-time lurker to this site. I really enjoy the wit, insight and repartee of so many of you. The site has become my major source of news and analysis. Thank you all.

    I’m always [5 mins, 5 hrs, 5 days] behind the discussion. So belatedly, how do you do, AQA!

  191. feelthebern

    I’m not talking about the Chairman’s club at Qantas.
    I’m talking about the Corporate Club that IT reminds of daily.

  192. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think it appalling that such pre-warnings are even being mooted re Trump’s tweets.

    I think he should start every tweet with, ‘Thank you for ignoring Twitter’s Democrat political warning’, just to make the point that the President of the United States is being partially censored during an election campaign (by algorithm dispatch too). How else? Any suggestions?

  193. feelthebern

    AQA

    AQA!!
    A great stock code. One of my biggest wins.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m always [5 mins, 5 hrs, 5 days] behind the discussion. So belatedly, how do you do, AQA!

    From me too. I’ve welcomed most of the current commentators because I’ve been here for around ten years. It’s always good to get new blood.*

    *not a vampire threat* 🙂

  195. stackja

    Tom
    #3065773, posted on June 29, 2019 at 10:02 am
    Thinking has never been popular, now it’s unfashionable.

    Soon, it will be illegal, too.

    We will all love Big Brother!

  196. the insurance increase will tell what the premium was on the litigation note.

    I foresee an announcement from RA, indicating that each rugby player* will have to contribute $100 per game, to cover the insurance costs.

    * including junior competitions

  197. Cassie of Sydney

    Science is dead….from The Oz…

    “Indigenous arrival has no date, dons told”

    “University science lecturers have been warned off making the familiar statement in class that “Aboriginal people have been in Australia for 40,000 years”.

    It “puts a limit on the occupation of Australia” and many ­indigenous Australians see this as “inappropriate”, according to the University of NSW language ­advice for staff.

    The document suggests it is “more appropriate” to say Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s” ­because this “reflects the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia, from the beginning of time, and came from the land’’.

    A new set of classroom guidelines, which alert scientists to ­existing language advice, was ­circulated in the science faculty this month. One scientist said most academics got on with their work and did their best to ignore such documents.

    Asked by the government to review free speech on campus, former High Court chief justice Robert French reported in April on the censorship potential in ­myriad university policies, among them some inclusive language guides which imposed “very wide-ranging constraint” on freedom of expression.

    The inclusivity guidelines, which introduce and link to the indigenous language advice, were approved by a working group involving the dean Emma Johnston.

    The guidelines say: “Recognise that intentional or unintentional racist, classist, homophobic, ableist, ill-informed and/or disparaging comments or content can be harmful or damaging to students from minority identities.

    “In the case that a student calls out your use of non-inclusive ­language, avoid being defensive. Acknowledge it, and reflect on how you might ensure inclusivity.”

    The indigenous language ­advice says putting a date on ­Aboriginal arrival “tends to lend support to migration theories and anthropological assumptions’’.

    “Many indigenous Australians see this sort of measurement and quantifying as inappropriate.’’

    Asked for evidence, a UNSW spokeswoman cited “extensive consultation” with the university’s Centre for Indigenous Programs, Nura Gili, and its Equity Diversity & Inclusion Division.

    Last year a UNSW science faculty research centre said the First People “arrived soon after 50,000 years ago, effectively forever, given that modern human populations only moved out of ­Africa 50,000-55,000 years ago”.

    The centre’s blog on its review of the scientific evidence begins: “Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here.”

    The Weekend Australian asked researchers in this field whether indigenous Australians had warned them against the attempt to unravel the timing and sequencing of arrival on the continent. University of Wollongong ­archaeologist Richard Fullagar said: “The Aboriginal people I’ve worked with are enormously interested in the scientific evidence” of early indigenous occupation.

    He said this research could be sensitive, and said: “Aboriginal ­people have sometimes told me that they have been here forever.

    “Current scientific evidence indicates that the first Aboriginal groups in Australia came from ­islands to the north and ultimately (like all of us) from modern human dispersals out of Africa with subsequent genetic mixing.

    “It is true that migrations of people from other places contradict the idea that Aboriginal ­people have always been in Australia but I don’t think this creates such a conflict that migration theories are objectionable in the sense that they have to be offensive.”

    Danish DNA scientist Eske Willerslev, of Cambridge University, said it was important to spend time with indigenous communities, secure their agreement for ­research, and tell them the possible risks and benefits.

    He said: “Scientists can potentially damage the standing of the elders, or the right to land claims, should our findings contradict the oral traditions.” Today’s results were provisional and might not reflect the true history, he said.”

    So human evolution and human migration out of Africa is now offensive to indigenous Australians.

  198. Perth Trader

    Journalist..Raelene, have you read this mornings SMH?

    Raelene..Yes

    Jounalist..Do you have any comments on what Cameron said?

    Raelene..Yes. Shutup Cameron.

  199. Roger

    The document suggests it is “more appropriate” to say Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s” ­because this “reflects the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia, from the beginning of time, and came from the land’’.

    At this rate animism will soon be compulsory along with enthusiastic approval of buggery.

  200. feelthebern

    RA works off the calendar year, not financial year.
    Their 2018 annual report was released in April this year.
    This means we’ll have to wait until April 2020 to see what a financial disaster 2019 is for RA.
    The data will tell us more than anything else will.

  201. “Many indigenous Australians see this sort of measurement and quantifying as inappropriate.’’

    Hmm.
    Measuring things. Can’t have that!

    Tell me again about the timeless arithmetic, numeric and notation system in use.

  202. feelthebern

    The document suggests it is “more appropriate” to say Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s” ­because this “reflects the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia, from the beginning of time, and came from the land’’.

    As an atheist, I find this pagan shit offensive.
    Who can I complain to & who can I get sacked?

  203. Farmer Gez:

    A load of urea was delivered yesterday at our place John C. None after that we were told.

    Could you edumacate us on why this is happening? I would think that we all know Just-In-Time delivery, but how come the failure to produce is so far back up the chain that supplies can’t be produced in time?
    Thanx.

  204. Old School Conservative

    While all the big shots are strategising, employing PR consultants, briefing lawyers, using grassroots rugby monies for law fare and taking out loss insurance, a very gifted rugby player is without his career, has no income, and is assaulted by every SJW known to man.
    And the Wallabies are without their key player for the World Cup.

    Yep, plenty of upside in this scenario Raelene.

  205. feelthebern

    I love my Saturday morning Tucker.
    PS, Tucker reverts to Cartman with some of his accents.
    Well done that man.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The document suggests it is “more appropriate” to say Aborigines have been here “since the beginning of the Dreaming/s” ­because this “reflects the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia, from the beginning of time, and came from the land’’.

    We are supposed to take this malarkey seriously? Good luck with the referendum on Constitutional recognition, and the “voice” in Parliament.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    Indigenous people regard themselves as having been here forever.

    For actual indigenous Australians, ‘forever’ can mean last week.

    For the fauxboriginals and professional offence-takers, the Garden of Eden was in Wilcannia.

    Right next to Centrelink.

  208. Feelthebern:

    There is speculation that Mayor Pete was hungover at the Dem debate.
    Apparently he was on the turps the night before the debate.

    I wonder if they do D&A testing of those contestants?
    I’d also like to see random drug testing in our own Parliaments – something has to explain the malignant stupidity of the inhabitants.

  209. feelthebern

    Raelene & Clyne & the board are not in the loop anymore.
    After their insurer tells RA’s lawyers to settle, Raelene, Clyne & the board will be informed after they give the direction.

  210. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    repost for those that missed it

  211. Old School Conservative

    feelthebern
    #3065781, posted on June 29, 2019 at 10:06 am
    In the next RA annual report, they’ll have to disclose their provisioning for the litigation.

    RA providing clear, understandable and transparent annual reports?
    Best. Joke. Ever.

  212. Cassie of Sydney

    “For the fauxboriginals and professional offence-takers, the Garden of Eden was in Wilcannia.

    Right next to Centrelink.”

    Classic!

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    Missed this nugget:

    He said: “Scientists can potentially damage the standing of the elders, or the right to land claims, should our findings contradict the oral traditions.”

  214. feelthebern

    RA providing clear, understandable and transparent annual reports?

    They have to.
    The same rules that apply to ACL apply to RA.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The most extraordinary thing about the Folau case is that the commentariat completely forget that more than 40% of the 80% of voluntary voters in the Gay Marriage plebiscite voted a resounding NO, and that many of them, though by no means all, were Christians. Many of the non-voters would have been too, finding it too distasteful to enjoin. Also, of the YES voters, many were reassured that religious freedoms would be upheld, which the Folau case has put to the sword. Legal and social acceptance of homosexuals in society, even changing the definition of marriage to accommodate them, does not, and should not, necessarily de-authorize other viewpoints which are clearly widespread.

    Morrison should support his Quiet Australians.

  216. feelthebern

    They may try do what some huge, bloated organisations due.
    Publish the “annual report” that excludes financials.
    But then have their financials in a seperate “financial report”.
    The financials have to provided on request.

  217. Cassie of Sydney

    As an atheist, I find this pagan shit offensive.”

    There’s more science in the Adam and Eve story than this shit…it’s utter fucking shit…….after all, DNA has traced our DNA to a common maternal ancestor, the Mitochondrial Eve in Africa.

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘this “reflects the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia”‘

    I believe I am a millionaire secret agent astronaut.

    Somebody give me money.

  219. feelthebern

    I believe I am a millionaire secret agent astronaut.

    Peter Griffin, KD?

  220. Ellie

    Work function last night. Ended up in a nightclub on Oxford Street. I danced with da man ❤. He kept repeating he likes p*ssy. No groping though.
    😁
    Link attached to Quadrant, as areff is going to use it on an upcoming piece.
    Piccy

  221. Fornicators Australia P/L must surely consider joining forces with RA.

    Adulterers Australia P/L could be contacted for comment.

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