Open Forum: July 20, 2019

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  1. notafan

    If people really need to have a swim they can take the ferry to the Lido and swim at the beach on the ocean side but no being a pest is more important

    Three foreign tourists, two Germans and an Australian, have received hefty fines of 450 euros (400 pounds) each for swimming in canals in Venice in the first use of stiffer penalties against the hordes of unruly visitors who are maddening Venetians by making la Serenissima unliveable.

    more tourism turkeys

  2. Entropy

    Anyway, how does Portman’s character become the goddess of thunder?
    Is her powers bequeathed, r transferred, from a man?

  3. C.L.

    Then, there’s this quote from The Australian; “Justice Vasta said the statement attributed to (JCU Provost) Chris Cocklin was “almost contemptuous” and could be referred to the Federal Circuit Court Marshal”. JCU seem oblivious of how contemptuous they appear.

    I’m not supporting one man’s free speech while cheering the quashing of another’s.
    I’m not sure what a “Federal Circuit Court Marshal” is exactly but – excepting limited circumstances – courts should be wholly disempowered of their authority to punish people for contempt. Having contempt for courts and judges is every man’s right and, nine times out of 10, is well deserved. If Cocklin believes the court’s decision was a pile of crap, that’s his business.

  4. Old School Conservative

    Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro said: “Venice must be respected and those impolite people who come here and do what they want must understand that. Thanks to the local police, they will be sanctioned and removed.”

    More selective policing.
    Young men of African appearance sell knock-off products on the same bridges with impunity.

  5. feelthebern

    Chris, you are a sick freak.

  6. feelthebern

    Ah Europe.
    You can go a r*pe binge & get the red carpet from the plod.
    But try have a picnic, you get kicked out the city.
    You know it makes sense.

  7. Mitch M.

    Researchers discover genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals

    There is a predisposition to rely on discovering specific gene types to answer the questions of sexuality. The approach in this article would be interesting in relation to the LGBxouer community but I only found one article suggesting epigenetics as a possible approach. That’s a good starting point but I’d prefer a full gene expression analysis as in this study.

  8. feelthebern

    Mitch, that is hate speech.

  9. Boambee John

    Cassie at 0946

    The only way to get around this is for media to revert back to “cadetships”……but those days are probably long gone.

    Those days are completely gone, there are now no actual “journalists” to mentor the cadets.

  10. Percy Popinjay

    another Australiana stocking filler written for FitzSimons by his researchers, “his” 36th tome in 29 years requiring as much exertion as starting a microwave

    Any more talk of that monstrous boofhead and I’ll be compelled to post some extracts from my own FitzSimians parody tome*, a potboiler on Ozzie politics entitled: “21st Century VenOztraliastan – This Mighty Land”.

    *Work having ceased by necessity due to using 97% of my lifetime comma allowance (in only four pages).

  11. “Boambee John
    #3113008, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Those days are completely gone, there are now no actual “journalists” to mentor the cadets.”

    Agree.

  12. notafan

    More selective policing.
    Young men of African appearance sell knock-off products on the same bridges with impunity.

    Not my observation OSC

    I have seen Men of Bangledeshi and African appearrance running helter skelter from police in Venice, some for illegally selling bird seed to very stupid tourists in St Mark’s Square and others along the main walkway from the station, with the blankets full of counterfeits texting to their mates further along to make themselves also scarce.

    Also seen Eastern European? men most likely pickpockets being arrested near the rialto, conversations were in English and passports were being taken.

  13. Percy Popinjay

    There he goes again, shamelessly plugging Lisa Wilkinson’s sagging ratings

    As opposed to shamelessly plugging her sagging udders, which were last spotted somewhere in the vicinity of her knees.

  14. Bruce in WA

    Ooops, should have refreshed before posting .

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All the North Shore doctors wives I know are too busy to watch Four Corners.

    That’s ‘cos they’re all living now in apartments in Darling Point and Paddington.
    The boomer retirement flight from the North Shore to the inner East.
    It’s a thing. 🙂

  16. 1735099

    Interesting morning renewing my first aid qualifications.
    I’ve been doing this since 1968, and the snakebite treatment protocol has changed at least four times in that period. These days it’s immobilisation and pressure bandage.
    One amusing aspect was the group’s reaction to the manikins used for CPR drills.
    All were bald, except for one that had fake hair of an orange tone.
    It was the subject of a great deal of mirth and derision because of its resemblance to the snake oil merchant currently occupying the White House.
    One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.
    This from a thirty year old running a private child care centre, in conservative Toowoomba.

  17. Farmer Gez

    One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.
    This from a thirty year old running a private child care centre, in conservative Toowoomba.

    Ironically, both running child detention centres.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Is that 2019’s most boring story?

  19. Mother Lode

    Is that 2019’s most boring story?

    Only until the next one.

  20. feelthebern

    One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.

    File under things that never happened.

  21. “feelthebern
    #3113023, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.

    File under things that never happened.”

    Yep…never happened…he is making things up….like his “boong” comment from last week….his lies are getting worse…rather like his pathological racism.

  22. Knuckle Dragger

    In an amazing state of affairs DJT was elected to run the US, jobs and economic growth are up, the Yanks are involved in less conflicts than at any time since 1945 and he continues his daily arse-kickery of socialist idiots across the globe.

    And all this despite the objections of a person with a job in regional Queensland and a retired Walter Mitty mediocre tax eating spastic herder, who between them think he’s funny looking and a bit fat.

    What manner of sorcery is this?

  23. feelthebern

    numbers has hearing that allows him to hear comments that were never made.
    I expect it’s all part of this defence when he goes Man Monis.
    He’s even got a novella where he hears bombings that occurred on the far side of a city.
    A long, well thought out defence.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Did this tale occur in 2019, 1976 or 2147?

  25. johanna

    The people of East Timor are among the poorest in the world – and the local Big Men are on track to make sure they stay that way. As per usual for Third World shitholes, they are frittering away what money there is on flashy, useless projects, no doubt with plenty of backhanders thrown in:

    At Xanana Gusmao International Airport on Timor-Leste’s picturesque south coast, a morning flight comes in to land.

    In fact, it is the only plane scheduled for the day. The next regular flight will not be for another four days.

    As the 15 passengers collect their bags and leave, the airport empties into a silent, cavernous shell.

    Inside, the check-in desk is unstaffed. The X-ray machine at immigration is switched off.

    The empty departure lounge gleams with new chairs that look as if no-one has ever sat in them.

    There is not a soul in the VIP lounge.

    and

    Barely a kilometre away is a four-lane ‘super highway’ built by a Chinese consortium at a cost of around $500 million.

    But it is a road to nowhere. The 33-kilometre highway connects Suai to a bumpy dirt road that leads to a few small villages surrounded by farmland.

    And wet season rains have rendered the highway virtually unusable.

    There was a faint chance that an independent East Timor would not become just another failed state for the usual reasons, but from the look of it that chance is now zero, with no hope in sight.

    As usual, generous Australian taxpayers are subsidising the kleptocrats, to the tune of $100m this year.

    Business as usual, then.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lunchtime at Cafe Bruce. Mr Gravatar is beset by a severe case of envy. For about 6 months his lady has been coming onto my hand for a personal waitering experience. Today he decided to try himself! Which for an old bird is quite a feat (the gravatar photo is from 6 years ago).

    He wasn’t the most well dressed of the lunchtime clientelle: these two were in their finest finery.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Hysteria on the SMH main page …

    An epic battle that went down to the wire: Diamonds bitter loss a kick in the guts

    Gut wrenching. Heart breaking. But in the cold light of day, not surprising.

    by Liz Ellis

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    Liz angry.
    Liz got pulled into line after her Twatter attack on Maria Folau.
    Maria copped another pasting the other day when she missed the winning goal in a pool match against Straya.
    Liz’s latest article was all ready to go but had to be binned this morning. It was all about the Kiwis losing and Maria being a “problematic and divisive presence in the team”.
    Once again, reality fails to follow the SJW script.

  28. Damienski

    We bet that’d make Jane Caro (AM) think twice.

    Someone being doubly ambitious, perhaps?

  29. Infidel Tiger

    For about 6 months his lady has been coming onto my hand for a personal waitering experience. Today he decided to try himself! Which for an old bird is quite a feat

    Phrasing.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3113020, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Is that 2019’s most boring story?

    Well, it’s only July, but it is the clubhouse leader.
    And, if it was mine, I would have a pint, because the chances of a play-off are slim.

  31. 1735099

    In an amazing state of affairs DJT was elected to run the US, jobs and economic growth are up, the Yanks are involved in less conflicts than at any time since 1945 and he continues his daily arse-kickery of socialist idiots across the globe.

    Would be cute if true, but it isn’t.
    None of the improvements that have been made in the US economy have anything to do with Tump’s policies.
    They were all under way by Obama’s second term.
    And he has left an unexploded device in the form of his tax cuts.
    He’ll be out of office before the shit hits the fan.

    From the link –

    So while the White House can certainly point to some yardsticks that indicate a meaningful turnaround on Trump’s watch — including small business sentiment, business investment and goods-producing job growth — broader measures of the overall job market and wages show the economy continues to follow the steady, upward glide path that began under Obama.

  32. Bruce of Newcastle

    Blair’s Law climaxes.

    Transgender woman, 26, who was jailed after dousing her ex-boyfriend in bleach then trying to set him on fire is spared prison over lashing out at police who ‘didn’t use the proper pronouns’ to address her (Daily Mail, 21 July)

    – Charlotte Blundell was previously jailed for a ‘frenzied’ bleach incident
    – Blundell has now been spared another stint in prison after lashing out at police
    – She admitted attempted criminal damage of a police vehicle, failing to surrender, and two counts of harassment after breaching a restraining order
    – Blundell said: ‘They didn’t use words like she, or her – they were saying ”he” ‘
    – Magistrates sentenced Blundell, 26, to an 18-month community order

    I wonder whether it has had an operation yet? The boyfriend obviously has a few kangaroos loose too.

  33. mh

    In case you missed it

    1735099
    #3113017, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:24 pm
    Interesting morning renewing my first aid qualifications.
    I’ve been doing this since 1968, and the snakebite treatment protocol has changed at least four times in that period. These days it’s immobilisation and pressure bandage.
    One amusing aspect was the group’s reaction to the manikins used for CPR drills.
    All were bald, except for one that had fake hair of an orange tone.
    It was the subject of a great deal of mirth and derision because of its resemblance to the snake oil merchant currently occupying the White House.
    One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.
    This from a thirty year old running a private child care centre, in conservative Toowoomba.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro said: “Venice must be respected and those impolite people who come here and do what they want must understand that. Thanks to the local police, they will be sanctioned and removed.”

    Absolutely wonderful. If only more places did this.

    The Croatians don’t tolerate middle-class hipsters from Western Europe squatting in their holiday spots either.
    Hvar has a whole bunch of rules to prevent an influx of “cheerful squalor”.
    There was also a two part pictorial sign, with the first frame showing a profile of a bloke pissing against a tree.
    The second frame shows a pair of scissors and a scrotum separated from it’s owner.

  35. Lysander

    Just checking in folks…

    I see numbers is quoting the National Public Radio website as a source of fact-checkable truth BAHAHA… a usual day at the Cat.

    Ok… I’m out.

  36. Memoryvault

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3113030, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Good afternoon Bruce. I’m hoping you can advise me on something quite perplexing.

    When we bought this place five years ago it came with a resident cat, Jade. It also came with a large crowd of butcher birds who used to sit on the door and tease Jade. It went on all day, just about every day. Then about two years ago Jade went to sleep one day in her favourite posi by the pool, and never woke up. She was very old. The butcher birds all disappeared soon after.

    A few weeks ago I adopted Boofhead. For two weeks I kept him inside, then only let him out into a small enclosed area out the front. Five days ago I let him out into the wild blue yonder for the first time, and he has subsequently spent most daylight hours outside.

    The following day (four days ago) the butcher birds reappeared for the first time since Jade died, and they have come every day since. They sit on the same door and tease Boofhead just the same as they used to tease Jade.

    What do you think is going on? It is a mystery to me.

  37. politichix

    Have we discussed the swimming thingy yet?

  38. bespoke

    Knuckle Dragger

    It appears that looking after special needs kids happened a lot earlier then he previously claimed.

  39. egg_

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3112956, posted on July 22, 2019 at 11:56 am

    More cowbell comma!

  40. cohenite

    I did think this was in the running for the thread funny:

    mh

    #3112959, posted on July 22, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Cher

    But as usual I have underestimated the troll’s capacity for pure arse-hole shit-headedness:

    None of the improvements that have been made in the US economy have anything to do with Trump’s policies.

    The creep had Tump for Trump but I corrected it.

  41. 1735099

    It appears that looking after special needs kids happened a lot earlier then he previously claimed.

    I began my teaching career in primary school at Goondiwindi in 1968, and was conscripted in 1969.
    The year 1968 was when my St John’s Cert (as it was in those days) was first current.
    The army thought enough of that qualification to appoint me platoon medic until a properly trained medic became available a couple of months into our tour. Fortunately my training wasn’t required prior to the “real” medic coming in.

    I’m complemented that my recall of fact is so closely interrogated by those who idle here with SFA to do. At least I’m keeping them off the street and out of harm’s way.
    I guess if you have lived a sheltered existence, reality can be occasionally hard to understand.

    I started teaching (not “looking after”) children with disabilities post discharge at the State School for Spastic Children, New Farm, in 1971.

    earlier then he previously claimed

    I don’t “claim”.
    I understand how much of a leap that is for Catallaxy posters who live in an altered reality where reality and facts are optional.
    You also share the bigotry that children with disabilities are somehow unworthy of education, and entitled only to be “looked after”.
    That attitude went out with kerosene refrigerators and bottled milk deliveries.
    It’s 2019, in case you missed it……

  42. egg_

    HES THUG WITH PHD IN SHOWBIZ

    Great credentials!

  43. bespoke

    Tel
    #3112861, posted on July 22, 2019 at 9:06 am.
    Astounding how much effort leftists put into accusing others of whatever they are doing.

  44. Bruce of Newcastle

    MV – Sounds like Jade the cat and the butcherbirds did lunch together. I’ve had butcherbirds recognise me after a break of a year or more – there’s a family I’d befriended that lives a kilometre away on a trail I used to walk. They arrived straight away when I did a rare walk along that path last year, as did the local magpie pair. The memory of mincemeat is a powerful one!

  45. Old School Conservative

    Not my observation OSC

    You are on the money nota – I exaggerated for brevity’s sake and to try and out-do John Constadine.
    By impunity I meant the blankets full of knock off products were on many of the tourist-laden bridges for long periods of the day and night. When the police ambled up, the sellers had plenty of time to sweep up their goods and repair to a cafe just one street back.
    I’m sure there are some arrests but they don’t make much of a difference.
    Too many Fagins and too many urchins.

  46. Knuckle Dragger

    Truly amazing, the world we live in.

    A bloke can unerringly recall when he got his inital first aid certificate, yet becomes prone to error when recounting the tale of standing up for noggie kids everywhere (except those actually in Vietnam) and heroically telling a digger to fuck off.

  47. rickw

    One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.
    This from a thirty year old running a private child care centre, in conservative Toowoomba.

    No surprises, childcare to tertiary education is infested with filthy communists.

  48. None

    This from a thirty year old running a private child care centre, in conservative Toowoomba.

    you mean this from a 30 year old child in the city that houses fuckwits like numbers.

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Reality and facts are optional’

    No shit, Sherlock.

    ‘It was 1976.’ Oh, I’ve been caught out.
    ‘It was probably 1978.’

    ‘Townsville pubs were quiet.’
    ‘My SLR was locked and loaded.’

  50. None

    Shorter numbers: I need you all to believe that I’m not a racist because basically I’m the most bigoted fuckwit that walks the arse-end of Australia and I can’t face myself.

  51. rickw

    So while the White House can certainly point to some yardsticks that indicate a meaningful turnaround on Trump’s watch — including small business sentiment, business investment and goods-producing job growth — broader measures of the overall job market and wages show the economy continues to follow the steady, upward glide path that began under Obama.

    Businesses started investing and expanding when the end of the Kenyan Winter came into view.

  52. Memoryvault

    Thanks Bruce. You could be right.
    Marilyn fed pretty much everything everywhere – birds, bandicoots, bees, possums, quail, and anything else that strayed into our yard (except snakes). She could have been feeding the birds when she was giving Jade tidbits at the back door. It would be just like her. In that case it would have stopped when Jade died.

    I was pretty crook back at that time, and not taking much notice of the menagerie feeding details.
    I was just rather surprised when they all appeared out of nowhere as soon as there was a cat back on the scene. I think they hail from a grove of trees about 400 metres away.

  53. mh

    Numbers, have you no shame?

    Lies upon lies.

  54. Boambee John

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3113010, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:07 pm
    “Boambee John
    #3113008, posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Those days are completely gone, there are now no actual “journalists” to mentor the cadets.”

    Agree.

    Although I had not seen it when I wrote, Winston made the identical point earlier.

  55. notafan

    Losing battle OSC

    They were certainly more concerned with the seed in pockets guys and the probably pickpockets than chasing down the sellers of crap.

    The pickpockets were being detailed by tough looking fellas in plain clothes.

    I’ve only been in Venice in winter, Carnevale was busy enough, traffic controllers on the main bridges etc and I did not bother braving the evening crowds for that.

  56. One remark had everybody in stitches – “I wouldn’t bother resuscitating that one – it looks too much like Donald Trump”.

    It’s a lie……everything the SS guard writes is a lie. His lying is pathological.

    Oh and good to see you None.

  57. Memoryvault

    ‘It was 1976.’ Oh, I’ve been caught out.
    ‘It was probably 1978.’

    Even better, Knuckles.
    “To Kill A Mockingbird” was released in 1963.
    It would have been the Devil’s own job to find a cinema screening it in 1976, let alone 1978.
    What a clever little fellow he is.

  58. notafan

    Good to see you too None,

    DrBG could do with your advise on how to deal with Maria

    he has a daily litany of complaints

    beaugy complaining again about Maria, again.

  59. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I think Beaugy is in love.

    One of my favourite film scenes come to life.

    If Maria is a latina Ingrid Bergman….phwoar!

  60. cohenite

    Time travel!

    Abstract

    Uncovering the origin of the “arrow of time” remains a fundamental scientific challenge. Within the framework of statistical physics, this problem was inextricably associated with the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which declares that entropy growth proceeds from the system’s entanglement with the environment. This poses a question of whether it is possible to develop protocols for circumventing the irreversibility of time and if so to practically implement these protocols. Here we show that, while in nature the complex conjugation needed for time reversal may appear exponentially improbable, one can design a quantum algorithm that includes complex conjugation and thus reverses a given quantum state. Using this algorithm on an IBM quantum computer enables us to experimentally demonstrate a backward time dynamics for an electron scattered on a two-level impurity.

  61. Memoryvault

    I think Beaugy is in love.

    Herr Doktor Mengel was already in love.
    That’s why he carries around a little mirror in his pocket.
    So he can steal glances of his beloved every few minutes.

  62. JC

    Let’s hope time travel works, because I’d love you to go back to Paris during the French Revolution, Cronkite.

  63. “JC
    #3113108, posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm
    Let’s hope time travel works, because I’d love you to go back to Paris during the French Revolution, Cronkite.”

    I’d like to travel back to 1743 in Scotland and meet Jamie Fraser.

  64. JC

    Cassie, who is he.. a noted Scottish chef of the time?

  65. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    cohenite

    Check out Ronald Mallett. Thanks for the link.

  66. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Numbers: ‘There is no capitalist equivalent of China’s phenomenal growth’.

    This guy is so far to the left, he’s revolutionary compared to Deng Xiaoping.

    “It doesn’t matter if it is a black cat or a white cat, as long as it catches mice…”

    PS

    They already tried real communism.

  67. JC

    I’d like to travel back to 1743 in Scotland and meet Jamie Fraser.

    I’d love to go back to the 29/32 stock market crash. It would be a shorters paradise. I much prefer to trade on the short of all markets because that’s where the panic always sets in… but these days it’s impossible to, unless you want to end up on the street.

  68. JC…he’s a character from the Outlander books and the television programme…..a highland chief.

  69. Memoryvault

    Time travel!

    Of course time travel exists, Cohenite.
    Little Johnny Howard invented it back around 1980.
    It’s called retrospective legislation.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    25 December 1962, MV. Just looked it up.

    To Kill a Mockingbird. Four Leaf would have been 13.

    Ahem.

    HAAAAAAHAHHAAAAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!

    Busted more than anyone’s ever been busted in the history of busted people being busted!

    MV – thankyouthankyouthankyouthereisaGod

  71. Knuckle Dragger

    HAAAAAAAAHAHAAAAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

    *inhales*

    HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

  72. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    mh
    #3112701, posted on July 21, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Dot is supporting Iampeter on the Iran thread:

    This is the exact tribal braindead nonsense that Iamputrid is trying to warn us off.

    Dot calls him a name in a failed attempt to get us to believe there is daylight between himself and Peter.

    This is pretty beta, dude. Omega male, even.

    Iamputrid responded however in a David Byrne – esque manner, as he is incapable of taking a compliment, even a backhanded one. (I assume he’s incapable of being loved, too).

    If anyone seriously wants to suggest that bad foreign policy stuff never happens when the GOP are n office – you’re probably the kind of person the Tea Party and Trump voters despise anyway.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  74. feelthebern

    Even better, Knuckles.
    “To Kill A Mockingbird” was released in 1963.
    It would have been the Devil’s own job to find a cinema screening it in 1976, let alone 1978.
    What a clever little fellow he is.

    MV !
    Well done that man.

  75. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I would like to go back to the good old days when Catallaxy wasn’t infested by feral morons who actually believe in white supremacy.

    There used to be a black conservative American who posted here as sdog (spotted dog), but he got pissed off with all of the insane anti-Obama nonsense.

  76. feelthebern

    The chap that accused Pell had less holes in his story.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    *snort*

    *cackle*

    ……

    Oh, man……

  78. feelthebern

    This kind of behaviour would get one thrown off a plenary council or two.

  79. cohenite

    Let’s hope time travel works, because I’d love you to go back to Paris during the French Revolution, Cronkite.

    Eat cake head prefect.

  80. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The chap that accused Pell had less holes in his story.

    To his credit numbers never had the police concoct a fake telephone conversation from some heavily edited phone tap where the discussion was about another subject.

  81. Mother Lode

    So this time travel would only be for going back? Or do future states of affairs already exist so that moving in that direction would be achievable?

  82. feelthebern

    If I had a time machine, I would back & buy AMZN around 2001/2002.
    I don’t want to be too greedy.

  83. “If anyone seriously wants to suggest that bad foreign policy stuff never happens when the GOP are n office”

    One of the most disastrous foreign policy decisions ever made was under a GOP president…and that was the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

  84. feelthebern

    “If anyone seriously wants to suggest that bad foreign policy stuff never happens when the GOP are n office”

    Who would be stupid enough to think, let alone suggest such idiocy?

  85. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Hey numbers,

    Have a nice day!

  86. “Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3113130, posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm
    The chap that accused Pell had less holes in his story.

    To his credit numbers never had the police concoct a fake telephone conversation from some heavily edited phone tap where the discussion was about another subject.”

    No..he’s just spent his whole life faking things.

  87. cohenite

    So this time travel would only be for going back? Or do future states of affairs already exist so that moving in that direction would be achievable?

    Travel to the future is theoretically possible under the General Theory of Relativity. You just have to travel at or near the speed of light. It’s called the Hafele and Keating effect.

  88. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    roger
    #3112339, posted on July 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Jimmy Carter decided Iran didn’t need the Shah. What could possibly go wrong?

    Every time some Democrat loser seizes the White House some other shit hole around the world starts to cause trouble.

    To be honest I probably got trolled by a lefty that has only ever posted here on one thread.

  89. JC

    One of the most disastrous foreign policy decisions ever made was under a GOP president…and that was the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

    I don’t think so. At the time, all the major Western intel agencies believed Iraq was working on destructive weapons. There was 911 and someone in the Mid East deserved punishment. There was also the problem Saddam would have used these weapons without blinking. He set the oil fields alight in the 1st Gulf War and lobbed numerous missiles at Israel in an act of vengeance. Saddam had to go. It was what came after that was a huge mistake.

  90. feelthebern

    To Kill A Mockingbird was overrated.
    The most relevant work for a young American to read today is American Psycho.

  91. Memoryvault

    Does anybody know the protocol for changing your name on the blog?
    Do you just do it, and wait for Sinc to check and clear the post?
    Or do you email him and advise of the new name?

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    As a comparison, John Wick III would have had to have premiered in 2004 and be screened constantly in cinemas across the country right up to today, in order for Four Leaf and his junior noggie entourage to get a look in at Atticus Finch.

    God this is good.

    Oi, Retardo – you sure you didn’t mean Star Wars?

  93. JC

    Travel to the future is theoretically possible under the General Theory of Relativity. You just have to travel at or near the speed of light. It’s called the Hafele and Keating effect.

    If that’s true then we’re likely to be in some form of simulation. In a non-simulation environment it can’t be possible to leave some place and return before you left.

    Also, you’re theoretical physicist now, Cronkite?

  94. stackja

    Teacher Simon Phillips cleared of sexually assaulting students

    A former Sydney teacher says he has no plans to return to the classroom after being cleared of sexually assaulting students.
    The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    A former Sydney teacher says he has no plans to return to the classroom after being cleared of sexually assaulting students.

    Simon William Phillips, 52, wept as he was found innocent on Monday of 12 counts of aggravated indecent assault he was alleged to have committed against three girls aged between 11 and 12 in 2017.

    The court heard students who would have been in a position to witness the alleged behaviour did not see it, nor did any other teacher or a student-teacher present in the classroom on the days it was said to have happened. While the prosecution’s child witnesses “presented well and appeared honest and forthright” Mr Reiss said there were “a number of areas of contradiction and weakness” as well as inconsistencies in the evidence given.

    Speaking outside of court, Phillips said the charges had taken an “incredible toll” on his life.

    “As you would expect, to be accused of these horrendous charges impacts greatly on my personal career, my private life but we’ve been very fortunate to have excellent representation and excellent support from hundreds and hundreds of people,” he told reporters.

    Phillips said at this stage he has “no plans” to return to teaching. A number of his friends and family in court as the charges were dismissed erupted in applause, some crying with relief.

    This is the second teacher cleared. Another career destroyed?

  95. feelthebern

    Since WWII, the two stupidest pieces of US policy have been:
    1) JFK getting the US into Vietnam;
    2) Bill Clinton repealing the Glass-Steagall act.

    Everything else is light years behind.

  96. JC

    Bill Clinton repealing the Glass-Steagall act.

    Why?

  97. bespoke

    Do you just do it, and wait for Sinc to check and clear the post?

    Yes

  98. cohenite

    Also, you’re theoretical physicist now, Cronkite?

    No just a practical one. As for simulation, every day I simulate interest in what you say head prefect. Now put up some real estate porn.

  99. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Bill Clinton repealing the Glass-Steagall act.

    Why?

    A lack of understanding of history and monetary economics. Listening/reading to utter shit like Macro Bilge.

  100. feelthebern

    Because Wall Street couldn’t help itself JC.

  101. Memoryvault

    Thank you Bespoke.
    I will give a burl.

  102. stackja

    Memoryvault
    #3113143, posted on July 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    Does anybody know the protocol for changing your name on the blog?
    Do you just do it, and wait for Sinc to check and clear the post?
    Or do you email him and advise of the new name?

    Sinc maybe still away.

    Travelling
    Posted on 6:00 pm, July 18, 2019 by Sinclair Davidson
    I shall be away for a few days – conspiring to overthrow the established economic order and create sound money.

    Email him first, and wait for Sinc to check and clear everything.

  103. bespoke

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What are you n about? roger has been hear for a long time.

  104. feelthebern

    If you put a kilo of marching powder on a coffee table in front of a bunch of addicts, who do you blame?
    The addicts, or the chap who dropped it off?

  105. cohenite

    This is the second teacher cleared. Another career destroyed?

    The thing is the accuser cannot be prosecuted because a not guilty verdict of a criminal offence doesn’t mean you didn’t do it, just that the standard of proof was not met. I can’t see how you could remedy that by specific legislation.

  106. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Test.

  107. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    That means absolutely nothing bern.

    Glass Steagall….dindu nuiffin.

    CRA loans
    Freddie, Fannie & Ginnie
    US Treasury – promising a two trillion-dollar level of credit to GSEs
    HUD PMI guarantee
    Greenspan’s accommodation
    The Fed’s “hedonistic” price index, based off a bad rule of thumb
    No recourse mortgages
    Massive US Federal debt
    Increasing labour supply, cost and energy pressures due to the Iraq War
    The ratings agencies as sheltered workshops

    There are a plethora of reasons behind the GFC and the repeal of Glass Steagall isn’t one of them.

  108. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Definitely not the same roger as Roger.

  109. Memoryvault

    Thanks Stackja.

    I posted a test re Bespoke’s advice.
    But it’s in moderation.

  110. stackja

    cohenite
    #3113159, posted on July 22, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I believe the parents are the problem.
    Children today making up stories and parents insist school do something.?

  111. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The thing is the accuser cannot be prosecuted because a not guilty verdict of a criminal offence doesn’t mean you didn’t do it, just that the standard of proof was not met. I can’t see how you could remedy that by specific legislation.

    Let’s say you have a high profile case where an accuser is caught out lying in the committal?

  112. JC

    Bern

    Glass Steagall never really disappeared. I believe it’s inaccurate to suggest otherwise.

    The so-called repeal did one major thing. It allowed the banks to enter the investment banking business. However in doing so the banking and IB businesses were always partitioned. Banks were never allowed to use banking deposits to underpin the IB business. IB had to have separate capital and couldn’t borrow from the bank in any significant way.

    Also, the sectors that had the biggest collapse during the financial crisis was the debt businesses and the banks were always allowed to participate in this sector prior to the repeal.

    No bank appeared to fail because of it’s stock brokerage , futures or other similar businesses. They were in bad shape primarily because of their debt businesses.

    The seeds for failure were planted after the banking crisis of the late 80s and early 90s when banks were forcibly encouraged by the SEC to mark to market most of the shit they have on their books. This occurred without any real thought to requiring higher levels of capital because the SEC, in its wisdom believed mark to market would allow for greater liquidity. It never took into account the disaster potential where all the banks wanted to offload at the same time.

    Always look for government failure.

  113. Roger

    I can confirm I am not roger.

    I’m not even Roger, actually; but that’s another story.

  114. feelthebern

    Norm Macdonald on Priests vs Teachers.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    I can confirm I am not roger.

    I’m not even Roger, actually; but that’s another story.

    Oh no! Even solid and dependable Roger is transitioning.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    Memoryvault…why do you want to change your name?

  117. stackja

    Giving credit to people who don’t know how to handle money. What could possibly go wrong?

  118. Tintarella di Luna

    When the police ambled up, the sellers had plenty of time to sweep up their goods and repair to a cafe just one street back.
    I’m sure there are some arrests but they don’t make much of a difference.
    Too many Fagins and too many urchins.

    Saw them everywhere in Florence and Rome — doing just that — I called it Il Ballo Caribiniere

  119. bundyrum

    Hey Cassie, you got rid of your Oz subscription yet?
    You been threatening to teach them a lesson for months.

  120. stackja

    Terry McCrann: Sky may be blue for now but clouds are gathering
    TEN years ago almost to this day one of the biggest investment banks in the US, Lehman Brothers, went belly up and triggered the Global Financial Crisis. It’s important to note that it didn’t come out of a blue sky, writes Terry McCrann.

    Terry McCrann, Sunday Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    September 15, 2018 7:00pm

    TEN years ago almost to this day, one of the biggest — and dodgiest — investment banks in the US, Lehman Brothers, went belly up and triggered the global financial crisis.

    This sent share markets plunging and had even the biggest financial institutions right around the world teetering on the edge of collapse.

    The only reason they didn’t go — fully — over the edge was that they were either guaranteed by their national governments or actually directly bailed out with taxpayer money. Even so, a number of big names, especially in the UK and the US, did go under.

    On one level, like generals who always try to fight the last war, our regulators and financial institutions are well fortified against the malpractices and structures that sparked the GFC.

    But that means, almost by definition, they are not well prepared for — unknown — new threats or indeed the reality of all that debt. There is a pretty big element of everyone just crossing their figures and hoping.

    It’s important to note that the GFC didn’t come out of a blue sky. It had been building for well over a year. We can take some comfort that right now, the sky is still pretty blue, albeit with gathering clouds.

  121. JC

    Because Wall Street couldn’t help itself JC.

    It’s easy to blame the street because that’s where the shit hit the fan.

    The financial crisis isn’t one thing. It’s a number of things all rolled into one enormous fuck-up.

    1. The Fed removing red-lining from bank lending practices calling in racist.

    2. Dreadful appreciation of speed of the collapse thereby running inappropriate monetary policy.

    3. ECB totally fucking up on the monetary front.

    4. Misdiagnosing a commodity price boom as a change in relative prices for inflation.

    All government fuck ups on a massive scale.

  122. 1735099

    To Kill a Mockingbird was released in 1963

    And it was screening at the Ennogera Theatre when we bussed that group of kids to watch it.
    Many small cinemas screened classics from time to time in those days, often for school groups.
    But frankly, I couldn’t give a stuff whether you believe me or not. Your tenuous grasp of reality probably makes it difficult for you to separate fact from fantasy, and your almost autistic tendency to fixate on irrelevant detail makes it worse.
    I feel quite sorry for you.

  123. JC

    Hey Stack

    You may be wondering by now, why you were asked to participate in the elevator ride. Wonder no more.

  124. notafan

    I was going to say KD

    if it was on the school book list then screenings were shown

    My school saw Romeo and Juliet in 1977 in Melbourne cbd , first release 1968.

    Though we were allowed to go unsupervised because mature young ladies.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    You don’t need to lie to impress us Numbers.

    ‘We are your friends and love you for who you are.

  126. Memoryvault

    We are your friends and love you for who you are.

    The comic relief?

  127. feelthebern

    And it was screening at the Ennogera Theatre when we bussed that group of kids to watch it.

    This is like George driving out to the Hamptons with Susan’s parents, because he got caught in a lie about owning property out there.

  128. JC

    Unreal, just unreal.

    OTTAWA — A trio of Environment Canada bureaucrats ate their way through more than $12,000 worth of fine Parisian cuisine during last fall’s big climate change conference.

    https://torontosun.com/2016/08/23/politicians-racked-up-whopping-1-million-bill-in-paris/wcm/0ecdde9a-cce4-47e5-89af-fd485770a097

  129. feelthebern

    numbers: let’s get nuts.

  130. Memoryvault

    Martin Parkinson, Grand Poobah of the Federal Public Service, has found that neither Missy Sissy Pyne, nor Skeletor, breached parliamentary guidelines in taking up their new jobs.

    Missy Chrissy Pyne, former Defence Minister, now works for a company that makes its money out of Defence contracts, and Skeletor, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, now works for a company that makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year out of services provided to the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    Quelle surprise?

  131. feelthebern

    Talking GFC needs to be done over a steak & a bottle of fine wine.
    Otherwise it’s like hours of blogging about anal r*pings.

  132. feelthebern

    OTTAWA — A trio of Environment Canada bureaucrats ate their way through more than $12,000 worth of fine Parisian cuisine during last fall’s big climate change conference.

    In total, the climate change scam has cost more money than the GFC ever did.

  133. cohenite

    Let’s say you have a high profile case where an accuser is caught out lying in the committal?

    How are they caught out; a lot of the r.pe cases are historical with one word against another and any inconsistencies such as with Blasey Ford can be put down to the passing of time, or with the kids, immaturity and confusion. Even evidence of being some where else at the time of the allegation can be funnelled through the forgiveness box. The contrary evidence would have to be pretty clear such as in the Sophie Skinner case. Contrary video evidence is a killer. I know my son always has it in rooms when he treats the riff raff who often demand drugs and when refused say they’ll accuse him; he just points to the cameras in the corner.

    But let’s face it when they want to nail you, like P.ll, they’ll get you. Let’s see if he gets off on appeal whether any moves are made against the accuser.

  134. feelthebern

    and your almost autistic tendency to fixate on irrelevant detail makes it worse.

    Is this numbers calling the Cat a pack of retards ?

  135. Shy Ted

    How good are Australia’ criminals? A beheading, various shootings, young psychopaths (I mean disadvantaged yoof) attacking sex offenders in youth detention, a lady who poisoned her husband, police shoot man with a samurai sword, even a young lad shot through a window of his home in Adelaide (police hunting a man in a dark T shirt and dark jeans) to name but a few. It’s a crime-led economic recovery. ScoMo’ 1.25 million new jobs as correctional officers. Simples.

  136. feelthebern

    But let’s face it when they want to nail you, like P.ll, they’ll get you. Let’s see if he gets off on appeal whether any moves are made against the accuser.

    At some stage it will be legal to video any encounters.
    Purely for protection against vexatious litigation.

  137. feelthebern

    young psychopaths (I mean disadvantaged yoof) attacking sex offenders in youth detention,

    I actually was quite hopeful for the future when the young crims reportedly did that.
    Strong morals amongst the criminal class when it comes to the S.O’s.

  138. old bloke

    Memoryvault
    #3113165, posted on July 22, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks Stackja.

    I posted a test re Bespoke’s advice.
    But it’s in moderation.

    What label will you reappear under in your reincarnation?

  139. stackja

    JC posted about itself

    I’m boring and not very nice. Just forget about me.

  140. feelthebern

    We need to designate an island off the coast of Oz, S.O Island.
    Life on the island, no parole, no phones, no internet.
    The productivity gains from having them all contained & not offending again would be society building.

  141. cohenite

    Interesting essay, especially the conclusion.

    Is there a Trump smear the left won’t stoop to?

    Vanessa de Largie The Spectator Australia 21 July 2019

    Last week, the Channel Nine tabloids ran a column: Trump and Epstein partied and commented on women in 1992 video. The piece was partially syndicated from a New York Times column and published without a byline. The video shows the billionaires laughing and discussing chicks together at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

    Perhaps Epstein and Trump would have been better off discussing their belly-buttons or venemous tropical fire ants? Because apparently discussing hot chicks, like the average bloke — is a big no-no in today’s times.

    What is The SMAge implying? That Epstein and Trump trafficked women together? I couldn’t give a rat’s testicle about sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein nor do I care much for Trump. I just detest the shitty association.

    In acclaimed American anthropologist’s Helen Fisher’s piece. she discusses flirting and gender exchanges across the animal kingdom from humans to gorillas to antelopes.

    Chest thrusts, preening, attention-getting and revealing of the teeth are all part of the exchange. Blokes have been leering at women for centuries, this is not new. It’s got something to do with their biological inclination to prevent human extinction. Take up your issues with the creator or the universe.

    And the opportunistic left-wing press loves nothing more than to rehash a statement made by Trump to New York Magazine back in 2002 in reference to Epstein:

    He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. Seriously, what bloke in the universe doesn’t like beautiful women or youthful snatch? It cannot be proved that Trump was referring to “underage” girls. He could have been speaking about adult teens and women in their early twenties.

    If you can find me a man anywhere that doesn’t like beautiful felines and young pussy. I will give you all of my assets — of which I have none.

    Vanessa de Large is a freelance journalist, sex columnist and public speaker that divides her time between London and Melbourne. You can find more of her work on her website.

    If you can find me a man anywhere that doesn’t like beautiful felines and young pussy. I will give you all of my assets

    She’s obviously not including the alphabet men in her definition of man.

  142. Memoryvault

    What label will you reappear under in your reincarnation?

    The old one with a minor addition to bring it up to date, Old Bloke.

  143. cohenite

    Latest on the joys of RoP from Robert Spencer.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  144. zyconoclast

    The UK military should be filled with confidence that that they are finally being looked after.

    Troops are to get new protection to prevent them from being tried for murder on the battlefield in new pledge by Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt

    Soldiers will get new protection against being tried for murder on the battlefield, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt pledges today.

    The minister is looking at ways the crime could be reduced to manslaughter in certain circumstances.

    Miss Mordaunt also promises greater legal protection to military personnel facing allegations of offences committed abroad more than ten years ago.

    The proposals came as MPs demanded that ministers should legislate to end the ‘witch-hunt’ of forces veterans.

    She added that she would consider extending the policy to Northern Ireland.

  145. Des Deskperson

    ‘Martin Parkinson, Grand Poobah of the Federal Public Service, has found that neither Missy Sissy Pyne, nor Skeletor, breached parliamentary guidelines in taking up their new jobs.’

    Here is the relevant section of the STATEMENT OF MINISTERIAL STANDARDS”

    ‘Ministers are required to undertake that, for an eighteen month period after ceasing to be a Minister, they will not lobby, advocate or have business meetings with members of the government, parliament, public service or defence force on any matters on which they have had official dealings as Minister in their last eighteen months in office. Ministers are also required to undertake that, on leaving office, they will not take personal advantage of information to which they have had access as a Minister, where that information is not generally available to the public.’

    It’s pretty piss-weak. All they are required to do is not to personally lobby on behalf of their employer for the 18 months after which there cease to be a minister and not to use official information they had access to as a minister.

    Otherwise, they can be as helpful as they like to their new employer in working with government. Pyne and Bishop could ‘add value’ without ever having to breach these ‘standards’.

  146. old bloke

    The old one with a minor addition to bring it up to date, Old Bloke.

    Senilevault?

    Nomemoryvault?

  147. Mark A

    mh
    #3112941, posted on July 22, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    4h
    Congratulations to Bibi @Netanyahu on becoming the longest serving PM in the history of Israel. Under your leadership, Israel has become a technology powerhouse and a world class economy……..Most importantly you have led Israel with a commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and equal opportunity that both our nations cherish and share!

    Unfortunately the progressive j…s of the west don’t agree with him

    Arzenu Hungary
    18 hrs ·

    Wow … what a thought!

    What if 100 million courageous civil activists combined forces worldwide??
    Indeed we just might be able to defeat the trumps, the orbans, erdogans, putyins and sadly I have to include here the netanyahus too.

  148. Mark from Melbourne

    … police shoot man with a samurai sword…

    Seems a tad heavy duty as a projectile.

  149. Memoryvault

    Nomemoryvault?

    Close.

  150. old bloke

    Forgotteneverybloodythingvault?

  151. Memoryvault

    Nah, nowhere near so complex.

  152. Memoryvault

    But probably true enough.

  153. Mark A

    But they posted a pic. of the very young https://gyazo.com/1dc6ceab9918c3f61eca8883100d2501for the laddies to ogle.

  154. duncanm

    What the hell is going on with crazy young ladies in Sydney atm?

    One beheading, and another situation with a Dad falling (jumping?) off a balcony to his death after stabbing his 14yo daughter who was on an ADVO (filed by her parents).

  155. Mark A

    laddies?
    probably too, but I meant ladies.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3113158, posted on July 22, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    If you put a kilo of marching powder on a coffee table in front of a bunch of addicts, who do you blame?
    The addicts, or the chap who dropped it off?

    I would ask what role the supplier of the coffee table had to play in all this.

  157. OK Bruce of Newcarstle:
    I’ve put the CPU chips into a jar, they’re still intact with the plastic substrate. Half filled the jar with hydrochloric acid.
    The gold pins on the chips have all turned black, and the HCl acid when shaken has a lot of sediment in it. The chips have remained essentially intact. The sediment falls to the bottom in about an hour.
    The process has been going on for a week now.
    I guess the chips will have to be broken up, and the gold recovered by electrolysis.
    What do I need for the electrodes, and will a car battery do the job?
    (If you hear a boom and the ground shakes, tell my family etc etc…)

  158. duncanm

    This is the second teacher cleared. Another career destroyed?

    yep – and yet another nail in the coffin of having any male teachers in the classroom.

  159. duncanm

    Winston Smith
    #3113247, posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm
    OK Bruce of Newcarstle:
    I’ve put the CPU chips into a jar, they’re still intact with the plastic substrate.

    if they’re of any recent vintage, they’ll be ceramic plus metal, not plastic.

    Aren’t you just trying to pull the gold plating off the pins ?

  160. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The addicts, or the chap who dropped it off?

    both

  161. duncanm

    oh — and even if plastic (unlikely), I seem to recall we had to use Nitric acid to remove IC packaging.

  162. Memoryvault

    Aren’t you just trying to pull the gold plating off the pins ?

    He needs to go on holiday to Cuba.
    I’ve heard the ladies there can charm the gold fillings out of your teeth.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    I would ask what role the supplier of the coffee table had to play in all this.

    Exactly. Without the table none of this is possible.

  164. JC:

    A briefing noted obtained by the Sun that was prepared earlier this year for Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion was far less apologetic about the overall $1-million tab.
    “This government will not apologize for its position on climate change. COP21 was a critical demonstration of Canada’s collaborative commitment to strengthening its leadership globally in addressing climate change,” Dion is advised to say by his bureaucrats,
    “The size of the Canadian delegation points to the priority placed on the issue of climate change.”

    No, you greedy bastards, it points to the contempt you hold the taxpayers in.
    These bastards will be taken absolutely by surprise as the tumbrils roll up to the palaces. “But it was within the guidelines!”

  165. duncanm

    Infidel Tiger
    #3113256, posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm
    I would ask what role the supplier of the coffee table had to play in all this.

    Exactly. Without the table none of this is possible.

    nor the Aboriginal land on which it stands.

  166. zyconoclast

    They will be giving hormone blockers and sex change operations to baboons soon

    Do these baby baboons undermine trendy gender-neutral theories about toys?

    One male baboon initially dashes over to a toy doll but quickly becomes disinterested and moves his attention to a shiny yellow plane.
    Other male baboons also seemed to be more interested in ‘active’ toys and intrigued to work out how the wheels moved on toy trucks.

    And for the first time ever, female baboons were spotted toting dolls around as though they were baby monkeys.

  167. Pedro the Ignorant

    The Frogs are awful people, but they have a cracker of a national anthem.

  168. Herodotus

    Sky has a problem, and it’s possibly sabotage on Credlin’s show.
    How hard is it to get the right clips up as required?
    If it’s not sabotage it’s incompetence.

  169. cohenite

    Why, or at least one reason, renewables are so expensive:

    Renewables do push up power price

    Peter Westmore News Weekly, July 27, 2019

    A study by economists from the University of Chicago has confirmed that solar panels and wind turbines are making electricity much more expensive. The study confirms the link between renewables and rising power prices, contradicting the claim of the green-energy lobby that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels, and that energy prices will fall as the proportion of renewables increases.

    The study is entitled, “Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?” Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) is the American bureaucratic phrase that means mandatory renewable energy targets.

    They have been introduced in 29 of America’s 50 states, and are a form of carbon tax on fossil fuels, such as coal (used mainly in power stations), gas and fuel oil.

    The RPS mechanism places an obligation on electricity supply companies to produce a specified fraction of their electricity from renewable energy sources.

    Certified renewable energy generators earn certificates for every unit of electricity they produce and sell these along with their electricity to supply companies.

    The renewable certificates are therefore a subsidy paid by fossil fuel users to renewable energy providers, pushing up the price of electricity generated from fossil fuels.

    To enforce compliance, the electricity companies must pass the certificates to a government regulator, like the Renewable Energy Target scheme in Australia…

  170. Eyrie

    “Also, you’re theoretical physicist now, Cronkite?”
    JC, well clearly you are not. If you want to go to earth’s future, just get on a spaceship capable of accelrating to a high fraction of the speed of light. Go for a few months. decelerate and return to Earth. More time will have passed on Earth than you experienced on the ship.
    These two ladies explain quite well what happens. Listen carefully and you realise the tragic story going on:

  171. duncanm:

    if they’re of any recent vintage, they’ll be ceramic plus metal, not plastic.

    They’d be about ten years old – they look like that hard plastic substrate that motherboards are made of.
    I’m really just playing with the stuff, but yes, I’d like to recover the gold if possible.

  172. Pedro the Ignorant

    Drove to Perth today to buy a chesterfield sofa for Casa Pedro.

    Hordes of various shades of PoC trying to run me off the road and kill me.

    I should have just stuffed a couple of wool bales with grass instead and stayed home.

    Time for a nerve fortifying drink, methinks.

  173. Memoryvault

    and it’s possibly sabotage on Credlin’s show.

    Good.

  174. cohenite

    and it’s possibly sabotage on Credlin’s show.

    Good.

    I don’t know; she was strong with the RoP bastards and wished more of them were killed; and Moylan is going ok about the Iranian bastards.

  175. Mark A

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #3113261, posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    The Frogs are awful people, but they have a cracker of a national anthem.

    nahhh.
    stolen from a footy team.

  176. Roger

    ‘Martin Parkinson, Grand Poobah of the Federal Public Service, has found that neither Missy Sissy Pyne, nor Skeletor, breached parliamentary guidelines in taking up their new jobs.’

    Wait…the independent review ordered by “ScoMo” was conducted by Martin Parkinson!?

    This is the sort of thing people file away under “justifications for a revolution”.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Drove to Perth today to buy a chesterfield sofa for Casa Pedro.

    Hordes of various shades of PoC trying to run me off the road and kill me.

    I get as far as the “Rose and Crown” in Guildford these days before I decide the majority of other drivers are brain dead fools. Taxi after that.

  178. Eyrie

    “The Frogs are awful people, but they have a cracker of a national anthem.”
    Yup, La Marseillaise is a fine song. So is “Die Wacht am Rhein” which the German officers were singing in the clip from Casablanca. It is about soldiers protecting their homeland against barbarian invaders from the west.
    aka the French.

  179. Infidel Tiger

    I don’t know; she was strong with the RoP bastards and wished more of them were killed; and Moylan is going ok about the Iranian bastards.

    Sounds like a real brains trust of perpetual war lunatics jerking each other off.

  180. Cassie of Sydney

    “Herodotus
    #3113263, posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:16 pm
    Sky has a problem, and it’s possibly sabotage on Credlin’s show.
    How hard is it to get the right clips up as required?
    If it’s not sabotage it’s incompetence.”

    I’ve been wondering that too….I reckon it is sabotage…it has happened a lot lately……..to Credlin, Outsiders and Bolt.

  181. Memoryvault

    I don’t know; she was strong with the RoP bastards
    and wished more of them were killed

    Brian Loughnane is the technical wizard behind the Kroger/Textor “progressive” takeover of the Liberal Party. In this endeavor he works very closely with his wife.

    His wife is Peta Credlin.

  182. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    nmn update

    not a lot to report. I keep cranking up the intensity at the gym and still negligible soreness the next day. I am going to try going from twice a week to three times a week. One thing is for sure that nmn doesn’t suddenly give you aerobic fitness, it is however picking very quickly. Something I had never focused on before.

    The wife has nagged me to get a treadmill for months. yes thanks but no thanks. my knees wouldn’t take it. I ended up getting an elliptical trainer, much easier on the knees. Not so easy on the rest of me. The first day I tried HIIT (high intensity interval training) the app told me: nice work but try adding some high intensity next time. thanks for the tip 🙁

    I also order the first epigenetic dna test (https://www.chronomics.com/science) which maps the activations across a large chunk of dna space. Very interesting to see the change over the next year with nmn.

    Although it’s not really an N=1 test as I’m not holding anything constant to test only the effect of NMN and part of the chronomics package is they provide advice on how to improve the epigenetic activations over the year.

    500mg NMN 500mg resveratrol 500mg TMG. keto with intermittent fasting 20:4
    also doing pqq, fisetin, quercetin and CoQ10

  183. Cassie of Sydney

    “progressive j…s of the west don’t agree with him”

    Progressive Joooos are modern day kapos…no different to collaborators like Stella Kubler

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    Winston – After our conversation about gold and chips I realised I forgot to mention a tiny little piece of information.

    My friend who used to extract gold from circuit boards told me they assay in bulk at about 30 g/t of gold.
    One ounce per tonne, give or take. And that was in the eighties – I think circuit boards will have less gold in them now.

    The HCl may not have dissolved much if any gold. AuCl3 is the species that needs to be produced and it is strongly oxidizing. So you have to provide lots of oxidizer too, which may be air plus a catalyst or chlorine gas or aqua regia. Unfortunately lots of other stuff in the circuit board is also oxidizable, so you consume lots of oxidant. Which makes it not worth the bother.

    Bubbling air through strong HCl is NOT RECOMMENDED. You will give yourself respiratory problems which ain’t good. Also strong HCl is what caused pollie Alby Schultz to lose sight in one eye.

    Finally the usual process for this is to oxidise the easily oxidizable stuff in a separate step from gold leaching. That might be roasting or ferric chloride leaching (which is what the guy used) or etc. Roasting is probably the most practical. Roasting with a set amount of sulfur would convert the copper in the boards to copper sulfate, which can be washed out with water – but that process requires careful temperature control and the correct amount of sulfur. It also produces lots of sulfur dioxide fumes. I worked at a site that did this. After the copper sulfate is washed out they extracted the gold with cyanide, which pretty much all industrial gold plants do. Copper has to be removed before cyanidation. Needless to say sodium cyanide is frowned upon in a domestic setting…

  185. egg_

    Astounding how much effort leftists put into accusing others of whatever they are doing.

    AKA Projection.

  186. Infidel Tiger

    What the heck is nmn?

  187. zyconoclast

    The end of coal. Any minute now

    Bangladesh is urging Australia to take advantage of an “enormous opportunity” to export coal and liquefied natural gas to the developing country, which is experiencing surging demand for the fossil fuels.

    The country of about 165 million people has a slew of coal-fired power stations coming online over the next five years and will be importing about 45 million tonnes of coal by 2025, worth a predicted $4 billion to $5 billion annually.

  188. Shy Ted

    Naturally 100% of The Dumb panelists want 100% of “foreign fighters” to return to Oz.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    Actually I think the black colour is more likely to be due to silver being leached out of the gold alloy, leaving black colloidal gold on the surface of the pins.

    Dissolving gold in hydrochloric acid is really hard to do. Possible, but no one does it in practice.

    Sorry if I gave you a wrong impression.

    And don’t use aqua regia as you’ll be reported to ASIO. 😀

  190. Memoryvault

    Naturally 100% of The Dumb panelists want 100% of “foreign fighters” to return to Oz.

    That’s okay – as long as it is in a body bag.
    . . . At the family’s expense.

  191. cohenite

    Sounds like a real brains trust of perpetual war lunatics jerking each other off.

    As opposed to you jerking yourself off.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Naturally 100% of The Dumb panelists want 100% of “foreign fighters” to return to Oz.

    Fine, as long as their local mosque guarantees their future good conduct, under threat of dire penalties for any breach of the peace.

  193. Tel

    Brian Loughnane is the technical wizard behind the Kroger/Textor “progressive” takeover of the Liberal Party.

    Is that right? Loughnane resigned soon after Turnbull became PM.

    Seems that Loughnane had an outspoken preference for Abbott … do you count Abbott as part of this progressive takeover plan, foiled at the last minute by the rise of Turnbull no doubt.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-08/liberal-party-director-brian-loughnane-to-stand-down/6836562

  194. Roger

    Naturally 100% of The Dumb panelists want 100% of “foreign fighters” to return to Oz.

    Furious agreement!

  195. P

    Laddie

    Laddie as mentioned upthread reminded me of the Gene Stratton Porter book of that name.
    Read this and a couple of other of her books when I was 13/14yrs. Loved every one of them.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    We need to designate an island off the coast of Oz, S.O Island.
    Life on the island, no parole, no phones, no internet.

    Needs to have butterflies. Butterflies are important.

  197. egg_

    Naturally 100% of The Dumb panelists want 100% of “foreign fighters” to return to Oz.

    That’s okay – as long as it is in a body bag.

    Swarthy Au Pairs for Cato?

  198. Mark A

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3113279, posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I must have missed the reason you do this. (been away working a lot)
    Any illness, injury or to get in shape and lose weight?

    (what are those chemicals/pills? any brand name?)

  199. Eyrie

    Can’t we send the right people to whack the foreign fighters before they return?

  200. JC

    This is no joke. I received an email from a Euroweenie retail website flier with this

    Adidas
    adidas x Yeezy Boost 350
    $4,176

    That’s US dollars by the way.

  201. Bruce of Newcastle

    MT – Bleach plus HCl makes chlorine gas, which I mentioned.

  202. MatrixTransform

    yah … dont do it in the shed

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Was that a knock at the door? Guys I can explain everything. Please don’t put me on the terrorist watch list. Uh oh, they know I’ve worked with uranium, I’m rooted.

  204. JC

    Eyrie

    Read what I said instead of hallucinating what I said. I suggested that for that to occur we may possibly be in a simulation. Stick to creating bolts that work.

  205. Memoryvault

    Is that right? Loughnane resigned soon after Turnbull became PM.

    It’s called “mission accomplished”, Tel.
    Sub-heading – “Now Peta and I can concentrate more fully on making a baby”.

  206. Tel

    That might be roasting or ferric chloride leaching (which is what the guy used) or etc. Roasting is probably the most practical. Roasting with a set amount of sulfur would convert the copper in the boards to copper sulfate, which can be washed out with water – but that process requires careful temperature control and the correct amount of sulfur.

    The plastics in circuit boards tend to be phenols, epoxies, and maybe some polyester and polycarbonate.

    The sort of thing that the environmentalists will go berko if they catch you roasting.

    Even if you do get the plastics to burn off you will be left with the short chopped strands of glass fiber filler which won’t burn or dissolve but it does get into everything and will generate horrible dusty ash. Roasting circuit boards is a bad idea IMHO.

  207. Robber Baron

    8.30pm 7mate ……………..Dirty Harry
    8.30pm FOX Classics ……Bullitt.

    A decicion needs to be made.

    Can Cats help me decide?

  208. Des Deskperson

    ‘Wait…the independent review ordered by “ScoMo” was conducted by Martin Parkinson!?’

    Well, yes, but it’s academic, since the Ministerial Standard covering post Ministerial employment is so lax and minimalist that, unless Pyne or Bishop have been exceptionally stupid, even their worst enemies would have to find the they had not breached them.

    This is fairly typical of the standards, rules and codes that MPs and their staff are supposed to abide by, and is almost certainly deliberate.

    That is why it is difficult to fathom what a senate inquiry into the issue might achieve.

  209. Roger

    French activist journalist (now there are three words that, when used together, should raise hackles among right minded people) demands the right to be exempt from Queensland’s trespass laws so he can expose how a mine not yet in operation has despoiled the GBR.

    Peak stupidity approacheth.

  210. Nob

    Bangladesh quote from SMH:

    The growing demand for coal in Bangladesh is also notable given the country is among the most vulnerable to the effects of global warming.

    It’s almost like they don’t really believe it!

    Done some jobs in the BD gas fields up near Sylhet and also offshore Chittagong.
    Soft C, according to the rig hands.

    Operator was Chevron at Sylhet, and Santos, the Australian oil & gas company, off Chittagong.

    They have this thing in Bangladesh called a “hartal” – a combo strike, roadblock and political demo. They give notice but it can mean road supplies take weeks to get to location instead of hours or days.

  211. Mother Lode

    The Frogs are awful people, but they have a cracker of a national anthem.

    Something about them managed to produce insanely delicious food and insanely delicious grog – and one of the peculiarities of France is that it has been a relatively demographically unified country for a long time. Britain did not have as significant an urban focus*, Germany and Italy not as politically unified.

    For all of their vices and inhuman detachment from their citizens the French aristocrats bequeathed us a vast array of pleasures capitalism has made affordable. And they did give us the enlightenment – although a lot needed ultimately to have their heads cut off.

    *When the French were orbitting around Versailles the British aristocracy attended their rural estates.

  212. Eyrie

    “Eyrie

    Read what I said instead of hallucinating what I said. I suggested that for that to occur we may possibly be in a simulation. Stick to creating bolts that work.”

    JC, stick to trading equities. You are embarrassing yourself. Relativity has nothing to do with living in a simulation. You are a great example of Dunning-Kruger in action.

  213. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I must have missed the reason you do this. (been away working a lot)
    Any illness, injury or to get in shape and lose weight?

    Started trying to rectify CVD and insulin resistance but the intersection of niacin and NMN anti-ageing thingy caught my interest. Not getting any younger and the conveyor belt of medicines to address the side effect of prior medicines is to my mind often a slippery slope downhill I’m not keen on.

  214. 1735099

    A bloke can unerringly recall when he got his inital (sic) first aid certificate.

    Probably because I keep good records.
    You can’t beat a signed and dated certificate.
    I have all of them going back to 1968.
    We were told by our instructor today that the updated certificates will be emailed in 24 hours.
    Now that is progress.

  215. cohenite

    .30pm 7mate ……………..Dirty Harry
    8.30pm FOX Classics ……Bullitt.

    A decicion needs to be made.

    Can Cats help me decide?

    Bullitt; here’s one of the reasons:

  216. Roger

    This is fairly typical of the standards, rules and codes that MPs and their staff are supposed to abide by, and is almost certainly deliberate.

    A testimony to how corrupt our polity is.

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    Did you keep the records of the quiet Townsville pubs, Four Leaf?
    Grunts on short leashes?
    Locked and loaded SLRs?
    White knighting for the non-English speaking noggie kids?

    You’re awfully quiet on stuff you’ve been caught out on, old fella.

  218. BoN;

    And don’t use aqua regia as you’ll be reported to ASIO. 😀

    Why?
    It’s just a 1:3 mix of nitric acid and HCl?
    It appears one can buy Nitric acid at any reputable chemical and lab supplies spot.
    Mind you, I’m utterly ignorant of any other use for the stuff.
    Seriously.

  219. jupes

    Something about them managed to produce insanely delicious food and insanely delicious grog – and one of the peculiarities of France is that it has been a relatively demographically unified country for a long time.

    Agree about the food and grog – especially the grog – but does the demographically unified country include the 8.8% of RoP?

  220. Zaan

    I
    think Peta Credlin is fantastic
    A very strong conservative voice

  221. jupes

    A decicion needs to be made.

    Watch one and record the other.

  222. JC

    JC, stick to trading equities. You are embarrassing yourself. Relativity has nothing to do with living in a simulation. You are a great example of Dunning-Kruger in action.

    You may be able to cheat time, but that’s not what I said, you dill.

    If you want to go to earth’s future, just get on a spaceship capable of accelrating to a high fraction of the speed of light. Go for a few months. decelerate and return to Earth. More time will have passed on Earth than you experienced on the ship.

    Okay, but that’s not what I suggested you can’t be able to do. This is what I said, you infernal goose.

    it can’t be possible to leave some place and return before you left.

    Your point and mine aren’t describing the same thing, Einstein.
    Eyrie, let me explain something. If I chose to be a theoretical physicist or engineer, I would have been one of the great ones – spoken of in awe 500 years hence. You never will be. 🙂

  223. 8.30pm FOX Classics ……Bullitt.

    And turn the sound up before the car chase.

  224. Mark A

    MatrixTransform
    #3113302, posted on July 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Fascinating, Matrix.
    Now I know why I didn’t choose chemistry.

  225. Nob

    feelthebern
    #3113124, posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    Even better, Knuckles.
    “To Kill A Mockingbird” was released in 1963.
    It would have been the Devil’s own job to find a cinema screening it in 1976, let alone 1978.

    We had it at school in the late 60s/early 70s.

    Nothing posh, underfunded overcrowded catholic day school.

    But projectors were fairly standard school equipment.

    It was considered Educational. And a help to the novel which was practically compulsory in Vic secondary schools by then,

    Man for All Seasons was another favourite. Same reason, but for the Robert Bolt play.

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why?
    It’s just a 1:3 mix of nitric acid and HCl?

    You said the N word Winston. Now you’re for it!

    It is actually an issue. My mum, who is an artist, ordered some 70% nitric for etching work and got into quite a kerfuffle with the bureaucracy. I can’t remember the details, and eventually they relented and let her buy her whole litre of HNO3, but the RoP inspired paranoia was interesting.

    You can of course make all sorts of fun things with nitric acid. Don’t try it at home. Or at all.

  227. cohenite

    And don’t use aqua regia as you’ll be reported to ASIO. 😀

    Why?

    It dissolves gold.

  228. jupes

    And turn the sound up before the car chase.

    Also count the hubcaps that fall off the Dodge Charger.

  229. Knuckle Dragger

    It dissolves pride if you’re hard up enough to try and get gold out of computer parts.

    Pedro! Get in here!

  230. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bullitt

    I am very disappointed in Cats that there is no discussion why butterflies are important for an island gaol. Sheesh.

  231. BoN:

    I am very disappointed in Cats that there is no discussion why butterflies are important for an island gaol. Sheesh.

    I was curious about that.
    Why butterflies?
    And do they dissolve in notric acid?

  232. Leigh Lowe

    Robber Baron

    #3113310, posted on July 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    8.30pm 7mate ……………..Dirty Harry
    8.30pm FOX Classics ……Bullitt.

    A decicion needs to be made.

    Can Cats help me decide?

    Hmmm.
    A difficult one.
    This question doesn’t have a definitive answer.
    It is up to every individual and how lucky they may be feeling.

  233. None

    Always good to see you here Cassie, Nota.

  234. JC

    Always good to see you here Cassie, Nota.

    Spent a few days in a town called Nota in Italy. It’s a world heritage site and really unusual.

  235. Eyrie

    Scroll by list:
    Numbers
    JC

  236. hzhousewife

    I vote for Dirty Harry Robber Baron, ‘cos I’m a girl.

  237. classical_hero

    No ir, that would be HF.

  238. JC

    Eyrie

    No kidding around now. This is twice now you’ve misconstrued what I’ve said having- done the same thing about a week ago. I’m really worried about you professionally because if you are an engineer as you claim to be, one of the attributes in that line of work is to understand eggsactly what someone is trying to convey. In other words, you have to b a clear thinker. You don’t appear to be. I hope I’m wrong but that doesn’t happen very often.

  239. JC

    Scroll by list:
    Numbers
    JC

    Stop being a big Nancy. You were wrong. Accept your failing and move on as I’m not going to hold it against you. Leave the nancy stuff to the real nancies here as you’re better than those assclowns.

  240. None

    The gratuitous car chase vs the gratuitous sex scene.

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