Tuesday Forum: August 20, 2019

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  1. Snoopy

    Greg Jericho.

    Whatever happened to that idiot?

    Enjoy.

  2. Mater

    What’s your definition of bad news?

    An actual diagnosis of Leukaemia or Multiple Myeloma. Getting it at 36 when you’ve got four small children. That’s bad news.
    You’ve got to 70+ and are still healthy. You are doing better than many. Relax.

  3. Delcon

    Pell appealing is causing “victims” to suffer, so don’t.

    Yes, but of course our ABC already beat him to this line.
    Watch the ABC working this line up into a frenzy as the appeal date nears.
    Our tax money at work!

  4. JC

    Snoopy
    #3138530, posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Greg Jericho.

    Whatever happened to that idiot?

    Enjoy.

    Oh lord.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Game, set and match, Spud.
    Smash your racquet and go home.
    And stop playing the fucking victim in advance.
    One day your wish will come true.

  6. MatrixTransform

    You’ve got to 70+ and are still healthy

    he doesn’t prattle like a retard though so, who can say heh?

  7. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Greg writes on economics for Guardian Australia

    Yeah, and Raelene Wednesday Addams Castle “manages” the ARU.

  8. notafan

    On the other hand the high court refused leave to appeal the court of appeal decision in brother tyrrells case

    I bet Deryn was delighted by that

  9. Saying protesters should be zapped with a cattle jigger has worked for Pauline.
    Twitter suspended her account earlier today as punishment for her uploading that video.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    From the previous page …

    Mater

    #3138531, posted on August 22, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    [Numbers quote] What’s your definition of bad news?

    An actual diagnosis of Leukaemia or Multiple Myeloma. Getting it at 36 when you’ve got four small children. That’s bad news.
    You’ve got to 70+ and are still healthy. You are doing better than many. Relax.

    Should be enough for Spud to wind his head in.
    But it won’t be.

  11. JC

    Hey, this is really cool. If all the ice… all of it melted this greek reckons it would lengthen the day.

    Steven Dutch, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay believes that if our polar ice caps end up melting, they will add an additional 2/3 of a second to our normal day. While adding two-thirds of a second might not be a big deal, it is still pretty crazy. The reason behind this phenomenon would be that all the melted ice is going to redistribute water around the globe which will end up affecting our planet’s moment of inertia, slowing its rotation down by just a tiny bit.

    I hate nighttime.

  12. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Note woke enough

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/but_im_a_cheerleader

    But I’m a Cheerleader
    Critics Consensus

    Too broad to make any real statements, But I’m a Cheerleader isn’t as sharp as it should be, but a charming cast and surprisingly emotional center may bring enough pep for viewers looking for a light social satire.

    TOMATOMETER

    39%
    Total Count: 83

    74%
    Audience Score
    User Ratings: 40,874

  13. JC

    If all the glaciers melted, this is what would happen to sea levels.

    How would sea level change if glaciers melted?

    If all of the glacier ice on Earth were to melt, sea level would rise ~ 80 m (~ 265 ft), flooding every coastal city on the planet.

    If all of Earth’s temperate glaciers melted, sea level would rise ~ 0.3–0.6 m (~ 1-2 ft).

    That’s hardly the end of the world.

  14. JC

    Whoops

    Forget the first one, because that isn’t happening. We don’t have enough energy to cause that. But if all the temperate ones went, big deal.

  15. dover_beach

    ‘pre natal depression’

    Surely this can be treated without killing the child.

  16. cohenite

    A majority of Australians may either think gun laws are right or too weak but gun purchases are increasing at an exponential rate.

    Rates of gun crime, apart from RoPs in the Western suburbs are declining at the same time as the rate of gun ownership is increasing.

    The poll the troll linked to is like all other polls.

  17. dover_beach

    Sad news re Tim Fischer. RIP.

  18. Black Ball

    Dragger, get in here and explain to me how Australia can scrounge 100 total. Why Root has a mid on and mid off is stupid, must be in short with a leg gully.

  19. Mark A

    dover_beach
    #3138554, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    ‘pre natal depression’

    Surely this can be treated without killing the child.

    It wasn’t successful and she killed herself she was only 22 at the time.
    I’m against abortion in 99% of cases BTW.

  20. Sinclair Davidson

    Sad news re Tim Fischer. RIP.

    He was an anti-Semite.

  21. Mark A

    dover_beach
    #3138554, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    PS, they all thought she was OK and responded to treatment but they saw her every day and didn’t notice the subtle changes.

    Whatever, she is dead and so is the child.
    One can be too rigid on a principle.

  22. Gab

    Surely this can be treated without killing the child.

    No, no. The adult female is the one that must be saved. Children, it seems, are just disposable.

  23. notafan

    I’m finding it hard to believe that there is a form of depression that is curable by abortion.

    There must be literature if such a condition exists.

  24. notafan

    Wasn’t Tim Fischer autistic?

  25. Des Deskperson

    Greg Jericho.is one of the literary giants starring this weekend at the Canberra Writers festival. He’s talking with Tim Dunlop about the future:

    https://www.canberrawritersfestival.com.au/event/future-everything

    and he’s talking with Fitzgibbons about sport:

    https://www.canberrawritersfestival.com.au/event/fair-go-sport

    Other festival luminaries include Bonge, Rev Rod Bowers and Jane Caro.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson

    #3138560, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Sad news re Tim Fischer. RIP.

    He was an anti-Semite.

    But he liked trains, so fair’s fair I guess.

  27. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    How did this senile bastard ever get into politics? He just keeps rambling on with the same answer.

    Well sir. We live in a democracy.

    Ah well. A Current Affair a long time ago, was not a joke like the National Enquirer.

  28. Dragnet

    I feel the,breakdown of civilisation when I am at the KFC cnr of George and Bathurst and have had to wait 30 minutes to get some bloody Wicked Wings.

  29. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/06/how-rising-inequality-hurts-everyone-even-the-rich/

    Bill Gates must have really hurt himself going from the son of millionaires to being worth 80 bn USD in 1999.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Des Deskperson

    #3138569, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Let me know how it goes, Des.
    .
    Only joking.
    Never speak of it again.

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    Moderation please.

  32. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “Very mild form of autism”

    No sale.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘I can get away with anything because I’m black’: Thug who bashed two female cops and threatened to kill them mocks the legal system and vows to ‘play the race card’ in court

    Police followed Yak Dut when they saw him driving a car with a missing wheel
    The 21-year-old stopped outside his house and attacked the female officers
    The South Morang man claims he won’t spend time in jail because he’s black

    Daily Mail. Seems he’s from Kenya.

  34. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Thug who bashed two female cops

    I’m not being a prick, but they’re not the right fit for the police service.

  35. Gab

    The South Morang man claims he won’t spend time in jail because he’s black

    He’s right.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    Thug who bashed two female cops

    I’m not being a prick, but they’re not the right fit for the police service.

    Thugs?
    Or sheilas?

  37. Neil

    How did this senile bastard ever get into politics? He just keeps rambling on with the same answer.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh_Bjelke-Petersen#State_development

    State development[edit]
    Considerable development of the state’s infrastructure took place during the Bjelke-Petersen era. He was a leading proponent of Wivenhoe and Burdekin Dams, encouraging the modernising and electrifying of the Queensland railway system, and the construction of the Gateway Bridge.[9] Airports, coal mines, power stations, and dams were built throughout the state. James Cook University was established. In Brisbane, the Queensland Cultural Centre, Griffith University, the Southeast Freeway, and the Captain Cook, Gateway and Merivale bridges were all constructed, as well as the Parliamentary Annexe that was attached to Queensland Parliament House. Bjelke-Petersen was one of the instigators of World Expo 88 (now South Bank Parklands) and the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games.[9]

  38. Mitch M.

    Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight

    Those who advocate space colonies and planet colonisation rarely if ever make mention of the many strange and inexplicable physiological effects of space flight, from enlarged ventricles in the brain to altered microbiomes and this example.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MbgW9C9G0H4

    Most interesting link, thank you.

    Richard Nixon, to Moshe Dayan – “They say your army is the most effective in the world.”

    Moshe Dayan – “I wouldn’t know, we’ve only ever fought Arabs.”

  40. rickw

    A majority of Australians may either think gun laws are right or too weak but gun purchases are increasing at an exponential rate.

    My experience visiting O’Rielly’s on a Saturday morning is that the que is often halfway down to shop. The customers aren’t kicking tyres, they’re buying.

    The staff now carry side arms thanks to the increasing likelihood that some low IQ goat lovers will attempt to rob the joint.

  41. egg_

    Pell appealing is causing “victims” to suffer, so don’t.

    Yes, but of course our ABC already beat him to this line.
    Watch the ABC working this line up into a frenzy as the appeal date nears.
    Our tax money at work!

    Their ABC denying justice?
    Don’t they have some convicted pe do felons of their own?

  42. Neil

    A majority of Australians may either think gun laws are right or too weak but gun purchases are increasing at an exponential rate.

    But I was told that John Howard disarmed Australia. But I keep seeing articles saying people own more guns than ever.

    So what did John Howard actually do?

  43. mh

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3138560, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm
    Sad news re Tim Fischer. RIP.

    He was an anti-Semite.

    I wonder what led him to anti Semitism?

  44. Knuckle Dragger

    Back from work.

    Pissing down in England.

    In summer. Again.

    Ze Chermans should have taken it in 1940, towed it somewhere else in the Atlantic and used it as a penal colony and/or submarine base.

  45. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I wonder what led him to anti Semitism?

    Owen Benjamin and Vox Day.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m not being a prick, but they’re not the right fit for the police service.

    Certain State police service, in the mid 1980’s was actively recruiting women, preferably with tertiary qualifications. One of the ouens was partnered with one of the first to graduate from the Academy.

    Ordered to a suburban brawl, they were told to “leave their belts in the car.” The whole business went pear shaped – she bolted back to the car and locked herself in, and he got his block knocked off.

    She was sent on stress leave, and referred for counseling, he had treatment and was told he’d be on the afternoon shift.

  47. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    So what did John Howard actually do?

    Effectively disarmed any form of civilian militia defence against invasion.

  48. Infidel Tiger

    Fischer was an anti-Semite?

    Didn’t know that.

  49. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Certain State police service, in the mid 1980’s was actively recruiting women, preferably with tertiary qualifications

    Oh, and for what it’s worth, the average length of service of these ladies was a third to half that of a male officer, before they resigned, mostly citing “stress” as the reason.

  50. Knuckle Dragger

    Like First Constable Ashley in the paper the other day, Zulu.

    ‘I was really surprised they’d hit a girl.’

    With very small and very outstanding exceptions (allegedly and apparently) they’re waiting to marry another cop, preferably a detective to improve their social status in the profession and thus go on paid maternity leave for the next six years, or getting around knowing full well they’re a hindrance rather than a help.

  51. mh

    Amy Mek
    @AmyMek
    Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat visits Bradford, UK

    “It’s like Mini Pakistan,…It’s Like Being At Home”

    Bradford has the largest proportion of people of Pakistani ethnic origin in England

    It increasingly appears that it will be the UK that integrates into Pakistani culture.
    https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1164226272752480257?s=20

  52. Dave in Marybrook

    Johnny English: Reborn is a waste of babe-age.
    Ever lovely Rosamund Pike and Gillian Anderson, the chameleonic ageless hot chick, on screen together.

  53. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fischer was an anti-Semite?

    Didn’t know that.

    No he wasn’t.
    Sinc is full of shit.
    He still hasn’t moderated my link upthread to the TimesofIsrael story I’m sure he thinks proves it.

    Stimpson J. Cat
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #3138576, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:55 pm
    He was an anti-Semite.

    Sure he was Bro.
    Sure he was.(F®cking snort with laughter.)

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    With very small and very outstanding exceptions (allegedly and apparently)

    I’m remembering the first woman sent to command my local police station, when I lived in the suburbs – she was a lady best described as “formidable.”

    “If you ever attempt to assault any of my constables, ever again, the full weight of the law will descend on you, leaving a greasy little stain.” (I hasten to add I was a witness to this conversation, not the subject.)

  55. mh

    Settle down Stimpy. Check out the NYT Editor’s tweets:

    Exclusive — ‘Crappy Jew Year’: New York Times Editor’s Antisemitism, Racism Exposed

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/22/exclusive-crappy-jew-year-new-york-times-editors-antisemitism-racism-exposed/

  56. Zyconoclast

    ‘I can get away with anything because I’m black’: Thug who bashed two female cops and threatened to kill them mocks the legal system and vows to ‘play the race card’ in court

    Yak Dut was pursued by the female police officers when they saw him driving a Volkswagen with a missing wheel in February last year in Mill Park, near Melbourne.

    The then 21-year-old stopped outside his house in South Morang and assaulted the officers so violently they were rushed to hospital.

    Following his arrest, he threatened to hunt the women down and kill them with their own guns, reported the Herald Sun.

    Dut has been in custody for a year and four months, but is confident he’ll be free to walk to streets again because he’s Kenyan-born with dark skin.

    ‘I will get away with anything because I’m black. I will play the race card,’ he told police.

    The female officers, aged 36 and 57, each broke down at the County Court while recounting the events, and said they have suffered physical and mental trauma as a result of the attack.

    One said Dut continued to kick her even after she fell to the ground, and attempted to grab her gun.

    Her partner said the family now live in constant fear that the 22-year-old will find the officer and kill her.

    ‘He has no respect for authority and appears to have a hatred for females,’ one victim said.

  57. mh

    Trump seems a little obsessed with the Fed Reserve.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    6m
    Germany sells 30 year bonds offering negative yields. Germany competes with the USA. Our Federal Reserve does not allow us to do what we must do. They put us at a disadvantage against our competition. Strong Dollar, No Inflation! They move like quicksand. Fight or go home!

  58. Fat Tony

    Neil
    #3138600, posted on August 22, 2019 at 10:25 pm
    A majority of Australians may either think gun laws are right or too weak but gun purchases are increasing at an exponential rate.

    But I was told that John Howard disarmed Australia. But I keep seeing articles saying people own more guns than ever.

    Don’t worry your pretty little head about it Neil – as soon as anyone in this country actually needs those guns, the government has all the owners’ names and all their guns listed so they will all be confiscated.
    So I guess you will have to get that nasty dog to protect yourself and your family anyway.
    Or you could buy a tactical nuclear weapon…high deterrent value.

    So what did John Howard actually do?

  59. rickw

    But I was told that John Howard disarmed Australia. But I keep seeing articles saying people own more guns than ever.

    So what did John Howard actually do?

    John Howard got rid of all the really useful guns.

    People are just making do with what they can get.

    My tips:

    Remington 7615 in .223 (don’t touch their other pumps)
    SMLE No.1Mk4

    For the budget conscious.

    Mosin Nagant M44

    Whatever you can get your hands on that consistently goes bang.

  60. rickw

    One said Dut continued to kick her even after she fell to the ground, and attempted to grab her gun.

    Highly paid gun dispensers.

    Isn’t him attempting to grab the gun the point at which you empty its contents into him?

  61. Infidel Tiger

    Public drunkenness to be decriminalised in Victoria because it’s racist?

    What the hell is going on in that state?

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Effectively disarmed any form of civilian militia defence against invasion.

    With all due respect, Peter, formerly known as Memory Vault, how many of your average Aussies, these days, would be interested in being part of any civilian militia defence against invasion?

    From the Cat, I reckon me, you, Knuckledragger, Mater, Lizzie B and Cassie would put up the best fight we could – add the memsahib, her father was in the Dutch Resistance – but I reckon your average Aussie bogan would just go home, and as long as “My Kitchen Rules” and “Married at First Sight” was on the T.V., they wouldn’t really care who ran the country.

  63. Black Ball

    Khawaja a stylish 8.

  64. Zyconoclast

    Public drunkenness to be decriminalised in Victoria because it’s racist?

    What the hell is going on in that state?

    Khartoum + San Francisco = Melbournibad

  65. mh

    Aussie batsmen failing again.

  66. Whalehunt Fun

    as long as “My Kitchen Rules” and “Married at First Sight” was on the T.V., they wouldn’t really care who ran the country.

    They are and they don’t.

    Which explains all the governments since Howard’s.
    Leftwing idiots the lot of them. Just that the Labor idiots are more left and more idiotic.

  67. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump seems a little obsessed with the Fed Reserve.

    Ahem.
    That’s President Donald Trump,
    King of the J®ws and King of Israel to you, kid.
    😂

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Aug 21
    “Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words.
    “President Trump is the greatest President for J®ws and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him……..like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American J®ws don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for………all J®ws, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.” Wow!

  68. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump seems a little obsessed with the Fed Reserve.

    Ahem.
    That’s President Donald Trump,
    King of the J®ws and King of Israel to you, kid.

    😂

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Aug 21
    “Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words.
    “President Trump is the greatest President for J®ws and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the J®wish people in Israel love him……..like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American J®ws don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for………all J®ws, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.” Wow!

  69. egg_

    t I reckon your average Aussie bogan would just go home, and as long as “My Kitchen Rules” and “Married at First Sight” was on the T.V., they wouldn’t really care who ran the country.

    Our Sino masters are quietly buying out the country:
    – Darwin Harbour
    – Ausgrid
    – Mining
    – Power Generation

    More to add?

  70. Zyconoclast

    With all due respect, Peter, formerly known as Memory Vault, how many of your average Aussies, these days, would be interested in being part of any civilian militia defence against invasion?

    You forgot to mention a more important point

    Nearly half (49%) of all Australians were either born overseas (first generation) or have at least one parent born overseas (second generation). The remaining 51% were at least third generation – born in Australia to Australian-born parents.

  71. 132andBush

    egg_

    #3138637, posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    t I reckon your average Aussie bogan would just go home, and as long as “My Kitchen Rules” and “Married at First Sight” was on the T.V., they wouldn’t really care who ran the country.

    Our Sino masters are quietly buying out the country:
    – Darwin Harbour
    – Ausgrid
    – Mining
    – Power Generation

    More to add?

    From what I’ve heard tonight about morale in the ADF you can add dept of defence .

  72. egg_

    From what I’ve heard tonight about morale in the ADF you can add dept of defence .

    LMFAO!

  73. twostix

    With all due respect, Peter, formerly known as Memory Vault, how many of your average Aussies, these days, would be interested in being part of any civilian militia defence against invasion?

    From the Cat, I reckon me, you, Knuckledragger, Mater, Lizzie B and Cassie would put up the best fight we could – add the memsahib, her father was in the Dutch Resistance – but I reckon your average Aussie bogan would just go home, and as long as “My Kitchen Rules” and “Married at First Sight” was on the T.V., they wouldn’t really care who ran the country.

    You couldn’t even beat Vietnamese communist peasants.

  74. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yep. Me and Cassie. We’re in. ‘We can be activists too’ is Cassie’s slogan. We are hot to trot in the civilian militia. When and where do we get our rifles? I used to be able to load and shoot a 16mm hand-held camera back in the cinema verite days, before reality TV videos ruined that gig. It can’t be too hard to learn to load and shoot a 22 rifle. If that’s what we will get. A weekend with the boys on the firing range sounds like fun. 🙂

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You couldn’t even beat Vietnamese communist peasants.

    Are you Numbers Ho’s sock puppet?

  76. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    You couldn’t even beat Vietnamese communist peasants.

    No, our soldiers were fine. The government was cucked.

  77. twostix

    Our Sino masters are quietly buying out the country:
    – Darwin Harbour
    – Ausgrid
    – Mining
    – Power Generation

    This all happened on Captain General Field Marshal Zulu’s Alpha’s civilian militia’s stern watch, mind.

    But how about them dumb bogans!

  78. egg_

    Small wonder Sino cop cars go about their business here unimpeded.
    Comrade.

  79. Neil

    Don’t worry your pretty little head about it Neil – as soon as anyone in this country actually needs those guns, the government has all the owners’ names and all their guns listed so they will all be confiscated.

    I am a believer in gun control. I do not think Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons. You obviously do. My argument is where do you draw the line?

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yep. Me and Cassie. We’re in. ‘We can be activists too’ is Cassie’s slogan. We are hot to trot in the civilian militia. When and where do we get our rifles

    Your role would be to park the four wheel drive, outside occupation head quarters, in Sydney.

    “But I always park here. I have an appointment for my gym class, and to see my hairdresser to have my hair done, ash blonde.”

    When said four wheel drive exploded, as a result of a fuel oil and fertilizer bomb concealed under the back seat…”

    “Zulu Kilo and Memory Vault? Never heard of them? Catallaxy Files? Who are they?”

  81. twostix

    No, our soldiers were fine. The government was cucked.

    Don’t be a cuck dot.

    Zuluesque Baby boomers voted overwhelmingly for that government.

  82. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I am a believer in gun control. I do not think Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons. You obviously do.

    Yes Neil you clever boy, the average civilian is as evil as the regime of Shi’ite fanatics currently ruling Iran. Have you hanged some gay teenagers on a crane today? I certainly have. I also flogged some women for wearing mini skirts and drinking. To top it off, I vowed to kill everyone in the Levant.

    Good god.

    You couldn’t make this shit up.

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have my Israeli military t-shirt ready for the range. Has a MIG 15 and an assault rifle on it and the comforting words ‘don’t worry America, Israel has your back’. I quite fancy toting a rifle wearing thay. I have spare Australian Conservatives T-shirts too, and some insignia AC hats. Might as well turn these to a good purpose. Was going to use them for gardening but I don’t actually do much of that..
    At a pinch I am ok to make sandwiches for the men. Cassie will have to decide for herself what she is best at. Truth to be told, I can’t really speak at all for her. She is, as you might guess, the sort of girl who speaks for herself.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Raining again in England. Twice in one day.

    How odd.

  85. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    If it is cuckery to point out cuckery…

  86. egg_

    “My cuck is bigger than your cuck”?

  87. twostix

    Your role would be to park the four wheel drive, outside occupation head quarters, in Sydney.

    Even in your imaginary war you’ve got the women to do the actual fighting!

    LOL

  88. Stimpson J. Cat

    Imagine actually fantasizing about elderly armed conflict in Australia.

    You sane people make me laugh, honestly.
    😂

  89. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have my Israeli military t-shirt ready for the range. Has a MIG 15 and an assault rifle on it and the comforting words ‘don’t worry America, Israel has your back

    LizzieB, if the shit ever hits the fan, and the bloke next to you in the ditch is wearing a sweatshirt with Winston Churchill’s immortal quote about “Socialism being the philosophy of failure , the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy” I’d be proud to consider us formally introduced.

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    All we need is Tomix to lead a wheelchair cavalry bayonet charge and the war would be over.
    Not to mention Grigs terrifying trained Grey Nurse Shark Navy.

  91. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Had my hair done Ash Blonde this week. It is rather ash brown, in the event. Hairy prefers it simply blonde. Will change it back next week just to humor him.

    Ps I am not blowing up my Q5 for anyone. It is very handy for getting me around although it is too big for me. It’s a long way to the ground for me. I don’t step out of it, I slide out of it, hanging on till I hit terra firma. I might thus not be too useful in a tank patrol.

  92. struth

    Add vineyards and wineries to the Chicoms.

  93. Infidel Tiger

    Someone has the spiked the prune juice. The octogenarians think they are playing armies.

  94. egg_

    Imagine actually fantasizing about elderly armed conflict in Australia.

    A good zimmer frame will take out a few Chinks.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3138560, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm
    Sad news re Tim Fischer. RIP.

    He was an anti-Semite.

    That’s awkward.
    Because he is going to the semitery day after tomorrow.

  96. struth

    Your role would be to park the four wheel drive, 

    I can see a problem with this plan already.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3138675, posted on August 23, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Someone has the spiked the prune juice. The octogenarians think they are playing armies.

    Leave it be.
    Better than them going on about oral sex.

  98. Steve trickler

    Occupational Health and Safety.



  99. Public drunkenness to be decriminalised in Victoria because it’s racist?
    What the hell is going on in that state?

    Pleasing to see the Irish ethnic lobby having a legislative win for a change.

  100. Zyconoclast

    Imagine actually fantasizing about elderly armed conflict in Australia.

    You sane people make me laugh, honestly.

    Dad’s Army?

    https://youtu.be/Jvr6X054xLY

  101. struth

    Better than them going on about oral sex.

    Focussing the loud speaker toward the enemy it’d be as bad as a gas attack.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Public drunkenness to be decriminalised in Victoria because it’s racist?

    What the hell is going on in that state?

    Racist?
    Presumably they are talking about Pakistani pinot-louts.
    Out of control after Friday Mosque.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    Mrs L thinks “oral sex” means talking about it.

  104. JC

    Talking about Octogenarians it’s a quiet morning at the White House. The fat fuck hasn’t thrown a dart at the Fed all morning and is just complaining about German bond market being negative in the 10 years. There’s still the afternoon though and anything can set him off.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    add the memsahib, her father was in the Dutch Resistance

    I think it is called the Dutch Obstinance, not the Dutch Resistance.
    They are all enrolled at birth.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Talking about Octogenarians it’s a quiet morning at the White House. The fat fuck hasn’t thrown a dart at the Fed all morning and is just complaining about German bond market being negative in the 10 years. There’s still the afternoon though and anything can set him off.

    Just imagine if he was a drinker.

  107. JC

    add the memsahib, her father was in the Dutch Resistance

    Leigh, you know she was born in Rotterdam, right?

  108. struth

    Chain toasters to be banned in case the bread ends up black faced and offends.

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    There’s still the afternoon though and anything can set him off.

    He’s buying Greenland, he’s The King of Israel, and he’s going to get Rand Paul to audit The Fed.
    What more do you want from the man JC?
    😁

  110. JC

    The Greenland deal sounds really good though, Stimson. It’s not a bad idea actually.

    I’ve asked people what they think it would go for and no one responded. I reckon the price would be US$100 billion. 150 tops.

  111. egg_

    Chain toasters to be banned in case the bread ends up black faced and offends.

    Brown bread only – white bread offends.

  112. struth

    He should be with scomo and giving oral to Tuvaluvian tockleys and handing our taxes out to develop future Chinese Islands.

  113. struth

    I wish Trump( peace be upon him) would buy Australia.
    Surely it’s not worth that much nowadays.

  114. JC

    A while ago I would never have believed this was possible, but I do now.

    NGOs started fires: Bolsonaro

    Brazil’s President has accused NGOs of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government.

  115. Neil:

    But I was told that John Howard disarmed Australia. But I keep seeing articles saying people own more guns than ever.
    So what did John Howard actually do?

    People handed in their clapped out .22 rifles, got a couple of hundred bucks for them and went and bought new, modern build .223/.308s
    John Howard got us all to renew the civilian firearm stock.
    Mind you, I’m dirty about losing the semi autos. Duzzenmatter – good ones were buried in 6″ pipe.

  116. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #3138702, posted on August 23, 2019 at 1:47 am
    Mind you, I’m dirty about losing the semi autos. Duzzenmatter – good ones were buried in 6″ pipe.

    Hope you remember where Winston?

  117. ZK2A:

    From the Cat, I reckon me, you, Knuckledragger, Mater, Lizzie B and Cassie would put up the best fight we could

    Well thanks a fucking lot.

  118. MarkA:

    Hope you remember where Winston?

    Like getting sheilas to park fertiliser fueled Patrols outside Occupation HQ, you may have identified another minor problem.

  119. Mitch M.

    Researchers discover that fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases

    If you practice fasting your body adapts. Don’t bother with caloric restriction(too dangerous) but even short fasts or restricted time eating can have benefits and without energy loss.

    Inflammatory cells rely on glycolysis for energy production. Glycolysis(sugar “breaking”) is an ancient form of energy production that is reliant on glucose and cannot use fats as an energy source. By reducing available glucose in the bloodstream the loss of inflammatory monocyte function might be mediated by ketones which are known to be anti-inflammatory(even ketone supplements will reduce inflammation). Alternatively the loss of glucose might starve these cells but that seems unlikely to me because even with a sustained fasting or ketogenic diet blood glucose levels are maintained by glycogenesis(where the liver can use certain fats to make sugar).

  120. bespoke

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3138628, posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:17 pm
    Effectively disarmed any form of civilian militia defence against invasion.

    With all due respect, Peter, formerly known as Memory Vault, how many of your average Aussies, these days, would be interested in being part of any civilian militia defence against invasion?

    From the Cat, I reckon me, you, Knuckledragger, Mater, Lizzie B and Cassie would put up the best fight we could

    No it will done by the younger blokes as it has always been while the old farts play games in safety.

  121. Mitch M.

    No it will done by the younger blokes as it has always been while the old farts play games in safety.

    True because the old farts won’t be physically capable of fighting and will be the first to die when hardship sets in. It is the only the young that will be live as slaves or if lucky enough find a way to become resistance fighters.

  122. Tom

    It’s a day ending in Y so it’s Trump Derangement day for David Rowe.

  123. jupes

    Australia not doing too well without Steve Smith at the minute.

    At least Warner got a few runs this time. Labuschagne doing alright and will probably hold his place next test.

  124. Nob

    Maybe the Navy should be building Concussion Subs.

  125. Mater

    Again, not a bad effort last night, lads (and ladies). Well done.
    Struth, you were on fire. Sharp, concise, witty! Shades of old.

  126. struth

    Good Moaning……………………………………………..get up for god’s sake.
    Best time of the day.

    From the Cat, I reckon me, you, Knuckledragger, Mater, Lizzie B and Cassie would put up the best fight we could

    Well thanks a fucking lot.

    Yeah seems I’ll have to pull my socks up.

    Again, not a bad effort last night, lads (and ladies). Well done.
    Struth, you were on fire. Sharp, concise, witty! Shades of old.

    Thank you.
    Just like around here, I’m never really appreciated, until we go to bed.

  127. stackja

    Nine chief says 2GB could survive without its star broadcaster
    Channel 9 boss Hugh Marks says 2GB could survive the loss of any of its talent — including breakfast king Alan Jones — as ­Nine makes a bid to fully own the radio station.

    Edward Boyd, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    41 minutes ago

    Channel 9 boss Hugh Marks has claimed the Macquarie Media group could survive­ without its star broadcaster Alan Jones and it would prosper regardless of whether he was on air or not.

    Mr Marks said yesterday he would not seek to control 2GB heavyweights Jones and Ray Hadley if Nine successfully buys the remainder of the radio station.

    But he said Jones — currently under fire for his comments about New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern — was not necessarily a vital part of the station’s success.

    The boss of previous owner of 2UE said similar to ‘could survive­ without its star broadcaster Alan Jones and it would prosper regardless of whether he was on air or not.’

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    Spooner in the business section has a nice subversive cartoon about Qantas. And Kudelka does a worthy tribute to Tim Fisher.

  129. 1735099

    A forgotten episode involving Tim Fischer –

    When he heard one of the Lao boys was waving around a hunting rifle in Albury’s immigration office, right above his own electorate office, he told police he would sort things out.

    The police weren’t happy. This was a 1980s version of a terrorist situation, Specialists armed with big guns were flying in from Sydney. The last thing they wanted was a member of parliament becoming a hostage.

    Fischer wasn’t for turning. He strode in to the building and we held our breath. Hours passed.
    Eventually, Fischer appeared, the rifle over one shoulder and a big arm slung around the shoulder of the young man.

    He’d discovered the man’s mother, grandmother and his brother were stuck in a refugee camp in Thailand. The grief-stricken man couldn’t persuade anyone to help him get them out. Thus, the madness with the gun.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL.

    Gillette ‘shifting the focus from social issues,’ ‘toxic masculinity’ ads to ‘local heroes’

    Gillette’s days of spotlighting “toxic masculinity” may be coming to a close as the company employs a new strategy for reaching men.

    Manu Airan, associate brand director for Gillette Australia and New Zealand, recently spoke with News.Com.Au about its latest efforts to “authentically connect” with consumers.

    “Shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” like firefighters and personal trainers is the company’s new focus.

    Translated to Earth-speak: “we didn’t realise that flipping the bird at our normal customers would cost us $8 billion, sorry can we now be friends again?”

  131. DrBeauGan

    Egg, you commented earlier that our wines are blowing the froggies away. I think that’s an exaggeration, the French clarets are superb and they have the quantity as well as the quality. But our sparkling whites beat most champagne, and some of our reds are giving said froggies something to think about, that’s for sure. There’s some great plonk coming out of Margaret River these days.

    So yes, Oz is certainly competitive.

    And we don’t suffer from an inferiority complex in general, although some of our intellectuals do. But intellectuals deserve to feel inferior.

  132. Entropy

    Gillette products heavily discounted at Costco at the moment.

  133. Entropy

    I didn’t buy them. Did do a quiet little LOL though.

  134. Eyrie

    “So what did John Howard actually do?”

    Labelled a bunch of otherwise law abiding citizens as dangerous and passed oppressive legislation with which to oppress and harass them and legitimised the idea that effective personal self defence is illegal under any circumstances.

    That’s what he really did.

  135. calli

    All the elderly militia talk last night brought this to mind.

    Though I’m better with a mulch fork than a rolling pin. Longer reach and lotsa tines.

  136. 1735099

    “So what did John Howard actually do?”

    Since you’re asking, brought Australia kicking and screaming into the twentieth century, despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth from gun wankers nationwide, who continue to be able to acquire firearms providing they have a legitimate reason.

    This might have something to do with the fact that we have one eleventh the rate of gun related homicides, corrected for population in comparison with the deregulated USA where there have been 28 school shootings (firearms discharged in a school) up until May 7th this year.
    There have been none in Australia.

  137. Cassie of Sydney

    “The boss of previous owner of 2UE said similar to ‘could survive­ without its star broadcaster Alan Jones and it would prosper regardless of whether he was on air or not.’”

    Really…….I always need a good laugh early in the morning……memo to Marks…..bring is on.

  138. Diogenes

    “Shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” like firefighters and personal trainers is the company’s new focus.

    Personal Trainers – heroes ? They STILL don’t get it

  139. DrBeauGan

    All the elderly militia talk last night brought this to mind.

    So that’s what you look like, Calli. I’ve often wondered.

  140. Tel

    Volunteer firefighters are heroes. The union guys are somewhat overpaid and get the luxury of an uncompetitive market.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Soooooo……..

    Apparently, last night while I was having a bit of a kip, I was apparently conscripted into some sort of The Expendables redux along with a couple of chicks and some other punters to blow stuff up and things.

    Shit.

    Conscripted! It’s a national disgrace I tell you! Why wasn’t Trump conscripted too? Even though I didn’t have a crystal ball, yet somehow at the same time I knew exactly what I was getting into?

    I’m clearly special, and too important for this sort of thing. Lucky I ended up in The Expendables to do a job, not get a job.

    Hey, guys. Guys? Guys? If you need someone to stay home and put on YouTube clips, I’m your man. Just sayin’…….

  142. calli

    It’s a very flattering depiction, DrBeau.

    😁

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    ’28 school shootings (firearms discharged in a school) up until May 7th this year.
    There have been none in Australia.’

    Physically, sure. But what about metaphorically?

    Trying not to go all binary here.

  144. Mater

    …who continue to be able to acquire firearms providing they have a legitimate reason.

    And self-defence is not amongst those acceptable ‘legitimate’ reasons.
    You have said, several times, that you support gun ownership for self-defence. So do you agree that the NFA should be altered to include self-defence as a legitimate reason for firearm ownership?

    Yes or No, Bob.

  145. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    1735099
    #3138727, posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:38 am

    First Dog on Queensland.

    What about the bit where Palace Chook broke the ASIO Act and should go to gaol for 10 years?

  146. Diogenes

    Oh wise, handsome, noble, handsome, omniscient , and did I mention handsome Doomlord …

    I was wondering of you have seen this & am interested in your take …

    Analysis Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra, and its accompanying digital wallet Calibra, should be scrutinized not only by financial regulators – as lawmakers in the US and Europe have already started to do – but by national entities concerned with law, public safety and defense.
    The reason for that, argue Valerie Khan, VP of the Digital Equity Association, and Geoffrey Goodell, senior research associate at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies, is that Facebook is interested not in finance but identity.
    Their opinion paper, “Libra: Is It Really About Money?”, answers the question posed by its title with the assertion that Facebook’s ulterior motive is to become the world’s digital identity provider

    “transparent citizens.”
    “Allowing Facebook to become a crucial player in digital identity for the financial sector will enable it to tighten the knot on the ‘transparent citizen’ (Reidenberg, 2015) by accessing a strong bastion of meaningful data,” they write. “It will also allow everyone else to purchase the means to manipulate Facebook users, perhaps in pursuit of their respective advertising ideas – some harmless, some of corrupting influence.”
    Such transparency – seeing everything – challenges democratic institutions and norms, argued Joel Reidenberg, a Fordham University law professor, in his 2015 paper, “The Transparent Citizen.” China’s social credit system and its role as a political control mechanism offers an example of how such transparency can be exploited.
    Khan and Goodell note that there’s no expectation Libra transactions would be private – blockchain transactions are public, after all – and to appease regulators and lawmakers, Facebook can be expected make its platform a robust surveillance system.

  147. BrettW

    Was in a Coles yesterday looking at the razor department.

    80% of the male section was Gillette whereas in female section about 50%.

    Bought the Schick.

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    That moron in Queensland has just destroyed an ASIO bloke’s career.

    Looking forward to her meeting the expense of having his and his whole immediate family’s names changed, backstories created, alternative employment found, moving costs and about ten million more for the inconvenience.

    ‘Administrative error’ doesn’t cut it, toots.

  149. 132andBush

    Entropy

    #3138737, posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Gillette products heavily discounted at Costco at the moment.

    I, for one, would like to thank Gillette for helping me discover just how much better Schick razors are.

  150. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Personal Trainers – heroes ? They STILL don’t get it

    Welp.

    We are facing an “obesity epidemic”.

  151. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3138766, posted on August 23, 2019 at 7:41 am

    That moron in Queensland has just destroyed an ASIO bloke’s career.

    It might be cheaper to simply promote the hell out of him.

  152. 132andBush

    Personal Trainers – heroes ? They STILL don’t get it

    Dunno about that.
    Have you seen some of those land whales, of both sexes?

  153. 1735099

    Yes or No, Bob.

    No.
    The NFA has nothing to do with self-defence.
    That what the judicial system is for.
    That conflation originates from another TLA in another country.
    It would be gestural/symbolic, not relevant.
    Best it remains there.

  154. Mater

    So you don’t support people owning guns for self defence, despite what you’ve continually posted here.

    Why am I not surprised.

  155. Knuckle Dragger

    The teev just had a quick bit on the ‘epidemic’.

    There is no excuse – none – for letting yourself turn into a great big fat bastard. Or bitch. None whatsoever.

    Sure, Islander chicks are predisposed to turning into Whatsisname from Big Momma’s House after they turn 22, but aside from that – how could you look at yourself? Have they no shame that they can no longer operate as humans any more?

    ‘But – but muh genes.’ I will accept that one in every 10,000 people or so have a metabolism that can’t be dealt with. Otherwise, bullshit.

    You never hear these mobile Earth b#lls say, ‘Yeah, I’m a corpulent mess because I like it. Still eat nine cheeseburgers for brekky and work up from there. By the way, it’s awesome not being able to wipe my own arse’.

    Instead, it’s ‘muh genes. My whole family is fat. It’s not my fault. Dunno whose fault it is but it’s not mine. Don’t fat shame me. Fat pricks are beautiful too. There should be fat supermodels with cellulite that looks like a sheet of corrugated iron beaten by fifty gorillas with baseball bats’.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    Stupid spaminator.

  157. Top Ender

    Hahahahahaha

    Gillette’s days of spotlighting “toxic masculinity” may be coming to a close as the company employs a new strategy for reaching men.

    “Shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” like firefighters and personal trainers is the company’s new focus.

  158. mh

    Ashes third Test

    Only three Australians reached double figures with the bat. One of them was Tim Paine with 11.

  159. Cassie of Sydney

    “132andBush
    #3138768, posted on August 23, 2019 at 7:42 am
    Entropy

    #3138737, posted on August 23, 2019 at 6:57 am
    Gillette products heavily discounted at Costco at the moment.

    I, for one, would like to thank Gillette for helping me discover just how much better Schick razors are.”

    Good and keep it is up…don’t ever buy Gillette again…these companies that choose to go “woke” must be punished…they must be made to feel eternal pain that ensues from deliberately politicising their brands….because that’s what it is….it’s deliberate politicisation and contempt. Gillette made a calculated decision to smear its consumers as “toxic”…..well that backfired on them….big time. And you know what…in woke world there is no forgiveness and no redemption for transgressions….so I think it is high time that this was also applied to them….Gillette must never ever be forgiven for what it did……they made their bed…they can now lie in it. Labelling masculinity as toxic is, as far as I am concerned, unforgivable.

  160. stackja

    Another day in Glad Bag NSW

    T1 North Shore Line – partial closure, T1 Western and T9 Northern Line – delays
    UPDATED 23 Aug 07:42
    Ongoing
    Details
    No trains are running from Town Hall to North Sydney in that direction only due to a train requiring mechanical repairs at Town Hall. Passengers are advised to catch a local bus service to North Sydney to continue their journey. Allow plenty of extra travel time and listen to announcements. As a result, if you are catching a train on the T1 Western Line and T9 Northern Line, also allow extra time, check indicator boards and listen to announcements as stopping patterns may change at short notice.

  161. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Sure, Islander chicks are predisposed to turning into Whatsisname from Big Momma’s House after they turn 22, but aside from that – how could you look at yourself? Have they no shame that they can no longer operate as humans any more?

    They are bloody gorgeous before that though.

    Sugar.

    Sugar (and highly refined flour, a source of amylopectin) is the cause of all of this. The arguments about trans fats or saturated fats are pretty weak.

    https://idmprogram.com/blog/

    Fung has even gotten on Russian Toady.

    https://idmprogram.com/video-interview-on-rt-com/

  162. 1735099

    So you don’t support people owning guns for self defence, despite what you’ve continually posted here.

    You’re verballing again.
    You do it all the time.
    I don’t support them buying baseball bats for the same reason.
    Playing baseball with them is OK, that’s what they were designed for.
    Semi-autos (for example) were designed to kill as many people as quickly and efficiently as possible.
    I carried one for a while.
    I know what they’re for – they’re not toys or ego inflaters.

    It matters not what method of self-defence is used if you’re threatened, the courts will determine.
    If you want to live in a culture where kids can’t attend school without the fear that some idiot will shoot them and their classmates dead, you can always cross the Pacific.

    The US gun problem is one of the most glaring modern examples of unintended consequences.
    The legislation responsible for these consequences is the second amendment.

  163. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I don’t support them buying baseball bats for the same reason.

    So – you really want civilians to be totally unarmed except for learning Jujitsu and having a working phone to call the cops?

  164. Cassie of Sydney

    “Sugar (and highly refined flour, a source of amylopectin) is the cause of all of this. The arguments about trans fats or saturated fats are pretty weak.”

    Agree 100%.

  165. Top Ender

    What you do with this article, is copy and paste it into your folder of “Useful Articles I can quote to destroy Woke Arguments”:

    The forecast: yet another sunny day for the planet
    BJORN LOMBORG

    Most people on the planet wake up each day thinking things are getting worse. It is little wonder, given what they routinely read in newspapers or see on television. But this gloomy mood is a problem because it feeds into scare stories about how climate change will end in Armageddon.
    The fact is that the world is mostly getting better. For starters, average global life expectancy has more than doubled since 1900 and is now more than 70 years. Because the increase has been particularly marked among the poor, health inequality has declined massively. Moreover, the world is more literate, child labour is decreasing and we are living in one of the most peaceful times in history.
    In addition, people are better off economically. During the past 30 years, average global per capita income has almost doubled, leading to widespread reductions in poverty. In 1990, almost four in 10 people were poor; today, that’s less than one in 10. That has helped to transform the way people live. Between 1990 and 2015, for example, the proportion of the world’s population practising open defecation halved to 15 per cent. And in the same period, 2.6 billion people gained access to improved water sources, bringing the global share up to 91 per cent.
    These changes also have improved the environment. Globally, the risk of death from air pollution — by far the biggest environmental killer — has declined substantially; in low-income countries, it has almost halved since 1990.
    Finally, rich countries are increasingly preserving forests and reforesting, thanks to higher agricultural yields and changing attitudes to the environment.
    Of course, many people may hear all of this and still remain convinced that climate change will wipe out the planet. That is understandable, but it says more about the influence of single-minded environmental activists and desperate media than it does about reality.
    We are told that global warming will cause extreme weather and climate chaos that will put human survival at risk. But this view is not only unfounded; it also contradicts the findings of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
    For example, hurricanes are constantly linked to global warming. But only three major hurricanes (that is, Category 3 or greater) have hit the continental US in the past 13 years — the lowest number since at least 1900. In its most recent assessment, the IPCC — using the term cyclone for hurricane — says there has been “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century”. And NASA’s hurricane-modelling team has concluded “the historical Atlantic hurricane frequency record does not provide compelling evidence for a substantial greenhouse warming-induced long-term increase”.
    Scientists say they think in time global warming will mean that hurricanes become less frequent but stronger. At the same time, prosperity is likely to increase dramatically during the coming decades, making us more resilient to such events. Once that is taken into account, the overall impact of hurricanes by 2100 will be lower than it is today.
    Climate change is real and it is a problem. According to the IPCC, the overall impact of global warming by the 2070s will be equivalent to a 0.2 per cent to 2 per cent loss in average income. That’s not the end of the world but the same as a single economic recession in a world that is much better off than today.
    The risk is that outsized fear will take us down the wrong path in tackling global warming. Concerned activists want the world to abandon fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But it will mean slowing the growth that has lifted billions out of poverty and transformed the planet. That has a real cost.
    Rich, well-educated people in advanced economies often ignore or scoff at this cost. From the comfort of the World Economic Forum’s 2017 annual meeting in Davos, former US vice-president Al Gore tut-tutted about plans to build coal-fired power plants in Bangladesh. But Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina slapped that down, pointing out: “If you cannot develop the economic conditions of your people, then how will you save our people? We have to ensure the food security; we have to give them job opportunity.”
    Indeed, analysis for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre shows that, even when accounting for global climate damage, developing coal power to drive economic growth in Bangladesh is an effective policy.
    The cost would be $9.7 billion, including the global, long-term climate costs of $570 million, but the benefits would be greater than $250bn — equivalent to more than an entire year of Bangladesh’s gross domestic product.
    On a global scale, our pathways are laid bare by work undertaken for the UN studying five global futures. It turns out that humanity will be much better off — including in Africa — in a scenario of high fossil fuel use than it would be even if we succeeded in achieving a benign low-CO2 world.
    We need to solve climate change, but we also need to make sure the cure isn’t more painful than the disease. A commensurate response would be to invest much more in researching and developing cheaper carbon-free energy sources that eventually can outcompete fossil fuels. That would ensure a smooth transition that doesn’t slow economies down and hurt the worst-off in society.
    Doom and gloom distort our world view and can lead to bad policies. The future is bright and we need smart decisions to keep it so.

    COLUMNIST
    Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

  166. Diogenes

    KD.
    have you ever noticed that when they talk about the ‘epidemic’ , they will introduce it with a scary intro like …
    ‘being obese causes (insert terrible medical condition) thinks, yep OK yep I can believe that, then immediately followed by the scary statistic that x% of Australians are overweightorobese (yes said as one word) conflating overweight , which is one issue that has both positive & negatives with another that is very definitely NOT a good thing.

  167. Mater

    Stop the bloviating.
    You’ve started numerous times previously, that you support gun ownership for self-defence. However, when it becomes obvious that that stance would be contrary to that little comfort blanket you carry around, called the NFA, you renege.
    The talk of Semi-Autos is a distraction squirrel. Currently, a person can’t even by a single shot air rifle for self defence.

  168. Farmer Gez

    Thanks for the Tim Fischer story Numbers.
    Like the late Vic Premier Lindsay Thompson during the Faraday school siege, he stepped in as a community leader to show true physical leadership not just the cheap mouthy platitudes used cheaply these days.

    I’d forgotten the story but nobody who knew Tim would be surprised by his actions and keeping true to a promise.

  169. Percy Popinjay

    Grate. Looks like I’ll be walking to work from Redfern, if we ever get there.

    Thanks, you f*cking staggeringly incompetent and utterly useless third world imbeciles.

  170. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    support gun ownership for self-defence

    But not baseball bats!

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    Diogenes.

    Yep. 2kg over your ‘ideal’ weight, as determined by an as yet unnamed person somewhere, or quite possibly a robot and it’s a national outrage.

    35kg overweight and it’s someone else’ fault.

  172. Top Ender

    Just tried to post a rather good article from Bjorn Lomberg in today’s Oz but it goes into the spaminator.

    My list of Cat banned words at present is:

    Ba lls
    I slam
    M uslim
    N igger
    W og
    J ew
    C oon
    M ohammad in all variations
    P aedophile

    None of them are in the article though.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I carried one for a while.’

    Thank God it was unloaded, Liability Bob.

    If it actually had a full mag and one in the spout, the distinct possibility remains that you wouldn’t have been able to lift it.

  174. stackja

    Top Ender
    #3138805, posted on August 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

    a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. That which is so dense and secretive as to be totally indecipherable or impossible to foretell. It is from a line used by Winston Churchill to describe the intentions and interests of Russia in 1939: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia spaminator.

  175. struth

    Numbers, a knife death of an innocent who couldn’t defend themselves goes where in your statistics?

    Just recently people were attacked and killed in Sydney with knives.
    One, a girl, had of course no way to overpower the retard Mooooooossie who killed her.
    She couldn’t defend herself with a fire arm and he was pretty dam sure she didn’t have one to deter him in the first place.
    Where does that go in your statistics?
    The cops did what to help?

    You utter misogynistic , statistic twisting, evil, unhuman shit.

  176. mh

    Steven [email protected]
    So after @TheYoungTurks host said America deserved 9/11, he went on to celebrate Navy SEAL @DanCrenshawTX losing his eye to an IED.

    …but we conservatives are crazy to say the left hates America!
    https://twitter.com/scrowder/status/1164320961396649984?s=20

  177. cohenite

    The NFA has nothing to do with self-defence.
    That what the judicial system is for.

    Oh good, the judiciary will protect us because the police can’t and indeed do not even have a legal obligation to do so. The simple fact is if citizens in a Western democracy are entitled to self defend, as surely they must otherwise it isn’t a Western democracy, then the means of self defence must include weapons. But the troll of course neither supports the right to self defend or Western democracy.

    Best to treat it as the commie/fascist self anointed elitist it is and scorn, insult and counter it’s leftie talking points as they are vomited here from time to time.

  178. struth

    It matters not what method of self-defence is used if you’re threatened

    ,

    It most certainly does.
    The weak can still pull triggers.
    It’s the great equaliser.

    I wouldn’t be put off by a young woman swinging a baseball bat if I wanted to attack her.

    the courts will determine

    . …totalitarian religion of government again by resident commo.
    If you want to live in a culture where kids can’t attend school without the fear that some idiot will shoot them and their classmates dead, do all you can to eliminate devise culture destroying Marxism in the west

    you can always cross the Pacific.

    Nah mate, you fuck off.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So – you really want civilians to be totally unarmed except for learning Jujitsu and having a working phone to call the cops?

    And when you have trespassers on the property, expressing their intention of doing you harm, and the nearest manned police station is two hundred kilometers away?

  180. cohenite

    You utter misogynistic , statistic twisting, evil, unhuman shit.

    Must you praise the bastard.

  181. struth

    devise equals divisive.

    Until you can tell us why a heavily armed United States did not have mass shootings until the march through education of the left and with it, the sickness of cultural Marxism, you are a fucking sad joke Numbers, but also an evil apologist for the misery and death your side of politics brings with it’s filthy hatred of the west.
    For the truth is sunshine, the politics you support has more to do with those killings than the weapons used.

  182. 1735099

    So when you have trespassers

    My BIL in remote NQ owns a legal .22.
    I have no doubt he’d use it to protect himself and family if anyone “expressed their intention of doing him harm”.

  183. struth

    Top ender, look at the words more closely.

    I’ve been caught with Joooowellery, and snig…ger, for example.

  184. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    More garbage science.

    https://theconversation.com/why-full-fat-milk-is-now-ok-if-youre-healthy-but-reduced-fat-dairy-is-still-best-if-youre-not-122184

    The review found dairy fat in butter seems to raise LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels more than full-fat milk, cheese and yogurt. And for people with raised LDL cholesterol there is a bigger increase in LDL after consuming fat from dairy products.

    They then go onto say that we eat a lot of junk food after not providing a mechanism for butyric acid esters “seeming to” raise LDL and thereby proportionally lowering HDL.

    Must be that butter they can’t explain how it works, that does all the bad stuff.

  185. stackja

    Female shooter in Los Angeles leaves multiple people wounded
    Staff writers, News Corp Australia Network
    3 minutes ago

    Police in Los Angeles are hunting a female suspect after she shot several people in Los Angeles.

    Four victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to local TV station, CBS Los Angeles.

    Officers responded to the area of 5th and San Julian St, near Skid Row around 12:15pm (2:15am AEST) after reports of multiple shooting victims, according to LAPD Officer Rosario Cervantes.

    Ms Cervantes said four people were shot and that the gunwoman was still at large. At least two of the victims were women.

    The LA Times reports the shooting reportedly occurred after two people in a white SUV — a woman and a man — got into a fight with another person in a park.

    Police reported people in the car fired shots into the park.

    “This is unusual. You have the occasional shooting down here, but four is a lot,” Captain Scott Harrelson said.

    All the victims suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to LAPD Officer Drake Madison.

    Three people have been taken to hospital for treatment and their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

    US media reports speculated that the shooting may be gang-related.

  186. 1735099

    So “the sickness of cultural Marxism” hasn’t had the same effect in Western Europe, Australia and the UK?

    Funny that.
    There must be some other factor.
    The second amendment perhaps?

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘That what the judicial system is for.’

    The judicial system (not the justice system, mind) will not jump to your assistance when you’re being threatened with an edged or any other weapon, or indeed by someone with the physical capability to kill you with their bare hands.

    What they will do, however, is much, much later take into account that the baddie was drug affected, fell in with the wrong crowd, came from a broken home and didn’t get his bacon and eggs quite warm enough for brekkie one day, and give the crook a three year break with three squares a day and Foxtel. For two years, if you survive.

    The cops cannot be everywhere. They do their best (the working cops, not the managers posing as hierarchy) but they cannot physically be over everyone’s shoulder in their immediate time of need.

    So yes, you could and should be able to defend yourself. By whatever means is at hand. No-one’s saying you can shoot punters who cut you off in traffic (although there’s a solid argument for that).

    Crooks prey on the vulnerable. By definition they are cowards, and will not have a crack at someone where there’s a chance they will have their arses handed to them. It’s like owning a house with a pitbull in it. If the crook reckons there’s an easier target elsewhere he will move on and find it.

    If the crook gets it in his tiny mind that you have the capacity to blow his head off, he will not take you on. It’s that simple.

  188. Mater

    My BIL in remote NQ owns a legal .22.

    And his reason for ownership?
    I know that it is NOT “self-defence”.

    What are those who don’t own at least 5 acres meant to do?

  189. cohenite

    My BIL in remote NQ owns a legal .22.
    I have no doubt he’d use it to protect himself and family if anyone “expressed their intention of doing him harm”.

    And he would be arrested and thrown in jail as this poor farmer was and this poor lady.

    Guns can’t be used for self defence in this leftie stronghold nation even if they are held legally for another reason. There have been court cases on this point given each state in Australia have very strong self defence rights in their respective criminal codes. But the cases involved criminals with illegal weapons so extrapolation from them to private law abiding citizens is impossible.

  190. Mater

    Get this! I read this on the Army Website.

    To describe the effects of friendly fire, Western armies also adopted another term of even older origin: ‘fratricide’. Fratricide refers literally to ‘the act of killing one’s brother’. This term may have been appropriate when armies were the exclusive domains of males, but all contemporary Western armies have significant proportions of female personnel. Women are being killed in combat. More recently, additional terms have been coined in the attempt to overcome any ambiguity in describing the problem and its effects.

    FMD. The term “Fratricide” is too ‘male’ for modern warfare.
    Stick a fork in us, we’re done.

  191. Some History

    Hee hee.

    William and Kate take budget flight from Norwich to Aberdeen

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-49439089

  192. stackja

    Mater
    #3138831, posted on August 23, 2019 at 8:48 am

    New meaning for ‘creeping barrage’?

  193. Percy Popinjay

    And of course, it’s the coldest f*cking morning of the year.

  194. 1735099

    And he would be arrested and thrown in jail

    Except according to your link charges were dropped and the weapon returned.
    The report about the woman indicates that the “trespassers” were genuinely lost, and she pointed a shotgun at them.

  195. calli

    Bill and Kate are smart cookies.

    Well, she is anyway. The jury’s still out on him.

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    Self-defence, regardless of what you use to do it with, is about reasonable and proportionate force. Wherever you are in this bastard country.

    If I’m being attacked by a 12 year old trans schoolperson who has expressed every intention of scratching my eyes out, I can give it a decent backhander and make it sit down for a bit and re-evaluate its position.

    What I cannot do (according to the lore) is beat it to death with a 12 inch shifter.

    If you’re the subject of an assault, though, it’s about your own state of mind. If you were in fear of your life, and there’s the tiniest of circumstances to support that belief then the ‘rules’ go over the back fence and it’s on like Donkey Kong.

    If you reckon your assailant has the means, intent and opportunity to do you serious harm, you are quite entitled to use whatever means you deem necessary, and that might be considered reasonable by the man in the street (ie, a juror) to stop that threat.

    Qualifier: Once that threat’s stopped, then really, so should you.

    Allegedly and apparently. Saw a fillum about it once.

  197. struth

    So “the sickness of cultural Marxism” hasn’t had the same effect in Western Europe, Australia and the UK?

    Is this what you call an argument?
    Very simplistic.

    Firstly many countries , like for example Austria are heavily armed.
    Secondly, mass shootings in Europe and violence like throwing acid, and shooting up concerts and running over crowds with trucks, and vans, bombings you chose to ignore.
    My point exactly.
    The Mooossie shootings you ignore, and the other deaths that may have been avoided, if they were better able to defend themselves don’t show up in your statistics.
    Only those at a mass shooting in the states, caused by the confusion created by Cultural Marxism.
    The last two shooters were brainwashed heavily by it, and were basically green ecoloons who believe the world is about to end from Glowball warmening.
    No other murders or violence that may have been avoided by an armed society do you give one shit about.
    Because it’s about who is armed, and not about actual murder to you, is it, you pure C..nt of man.

    Europe has nowhere near the levels of freedom of the States and England is trying to pull out of the New Self appointed centralised communist EU takeover of Europe that will really cause death and misery on a scale unfathomable in comparison.
    What is the first thing totalitarian socialist/commos need to do to bring on that misery.
    De -arm the good guys.

  198. stackja

    Train breakdown at Town Hall causes commuter chaos in Sydney

    Huge crowds are spilling onto Sydney CBD streets after a train breakdown at Town Hall station halted services to North Sydney. Buses have replaced trains but there aren’t enough services to go around as the flow-on impact affects multiple lines across the network.
    Campbell Gellie, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    25 minutes ago

    It’s chaos for commuters heading to North Sydney after a train broke down at Town Hall. Picture: Campbell Gellie

    The Sydney rail network has been thrown into chaos this morning after a train broke down at Town Hall station.
    Commuters heading over the harbour bridge are being forced onto buses between Wynard and North Sydney but there is not enough room on the footpath for waiting crowds.

  199. Woolfe

    I’ll try

    Most people on the planet wake up each day thinking things are getting worse. It is little wonder, given what they routinely read in newspapers or see on television. But this gloomy mood is a problem because it feeds into scare stories about how climate change will end in Armageddon.

    The fact is that the world is mostly getting better. For starters, average global life expectancy has more than doubled since 1900 and is now more than 70 years. Because the increase has been particularly marked among the poor, health inequality has declined massively. Moreover, the world is more literate, child labour is decreasing and we are living in one of the most peaceful times in history.
    In addition, people are better off economically. During the past 30 years, average global per capita income has almost doubled, leading to widespread reductions in poverty. In 1990, almost four in 10 people were poor; today, that’s less than one in 10. That has helped to transform the way people live. Between 1990 and 2015, for example, the proportion of the world’s population practising open defecation halved to 15 per cent. And in the same period, 2.6 billion people gained access to improved water sources, bringing the global share up to 91 per cent.

    These changes also have improved the environment. Globally, the risk of death from air pollution — by far the biggest environmental killer — has declined substantially; in low-income countries, it has almost halved since 1990.

    Finally, rich countries are increasingly preserving forests and reforesting, thanks to higher agricultural yields and changing attitudes to the environment.
    Of course, many people may hear all of this and still remain convinced that climate change will wipe out the planet. That is understandable, but it says more about the influence of single-minded environmental activists and desperate media than it does about reality.
    We are told that global warming will cause extreme weather and climate chaos that will put human survival at risk. But this view is not only unfounded; it also contradicts the findings of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    For example, hurricanes are constantly linked to global warming. But only three major hurricanes (that is, Category 3 or greater) have hit the continental US in the past 13 years — the lowest number since at least 1900. In its most recent assessment, the IPCC — using the term cyclone for hurricane — says there has been “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century”. And NASA’s hurricane-modelling team has concluded “the historical Atlantic hurricane frequency record does not provide compelling evidence for a substantial greenhouse warming-induced long-term increase”.
    Scientists say they think in time global warming will mean that hurricanes become less frequent but stronger. At the same time, prosperity is likely to increase dramatically during the coming decades, making us more resilient to such events. Once that is taken into account, the overall impact of hurricanes by 2100 will be lower than it is today.

    Climate change is real and it is a problem. According to the IPCC, the overall impact of global warming by the 2070s will be equivalent to a 0.2 per cent to 2 per cent loss in average income. That’s not the end of the world but the same as a single economic recession in a world that is much better off than today.
    The risk is that outsized fear will take us down the wrong path in tackling global warming. Concerned activists want the world to abandon fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But it will mean slowing the growth that has lifted billions out of poverty and transformed the planet. That has a real cost.
    Rich, well-educated people in advanced economies often ignore or scoff at this cost. From the comfort of the World Economic Forum’s 2017 annual meeting in Davos, former US vice-president Al Gore tut-tutted about plans to build coal-fired power plants in Bangladesh. But Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina slapped that down, pointing out: “If you cannot develop the economic conditions of your people, then how will you save our people? We have to ensure the food security; we have to give them job opportunity.”

    Indeed, analysis for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre shows that, even when accounting for global climate damage, developing coal power to drive economic growth in Bangladesh is an effective policy.
    The cost would be $9.7 billion, including the global, long-term climate costs of $570 million, but the benefits would be greater than $250bn — equivalent to more than an entire year of Bangladesh’s gross domestic product.

    On a global scale, our pathways are laid bare by work undertaken for the UN studying five global futures. It turns out that humanity will be much better off — including in Africa — in a scenario of high fossil fuel use than it would be even if we succeeded in achieving a benign low-CO2 world.

    We need to solve climate change, but we also need to make sure the cure isn’t more painful than the disease. A commensurate response would be to invest much more in researching and developing cheaper carbon-free energy sources that eventually can outcompete fossil fuels. That would ensure a smooth transition that doesn’t slow economies down and hurt the worst-off in society.

    Doom and gloom distort our world view and can lead to bad policies. The future is bright and we need smart decisions to keep it so.

  200. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Percy Popinjay
    #3138834, posted on August 23, 2019 at 8:55 am

    And of course, it’s the coldest f*cking morning of the year.

    The angry heat is petulant, don’t turn your back on it, BAM! The seas are boiling, real wrath of god stuff…

  201. Woolfe

    Nope, moderatiooooooooon

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Comment in moderation – from the Daily Mail – seems sixty members of the RoP will be on a trip across Australia to destroy misconceptions about the RoP – they won’t be bringing any women, though.

  203. stackja

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3138838, posted on August 23, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Self defence using whatever. Better to face a court then funeral.

  204. struth

    Interestingly enough, cultural Marxism is now, after many insidious years brainwashing kiddies, and the countries falling fast are the de-armed ones, eg European countries and Australia and now New Zealand.

    The only one fighting against this is a country that has an armed populous and freedom of speech to argue against the sickness of leftism attacking it.
    It’s the only one with a chance of winning.

    If the United States wasn’t armed the left would have already been even more violent than they have, even more powerful and I would suggest the States would be in a situation as hopeless as we are.

  205. Mater

    Self-defence, regardless of what you use to do it with, is about reasonable and proportionate force. Wherever you are in this bastard country.

    Even in Victoria, Knuckles? I’m not convinced anymore.

    Yes. My faith in our justice system has been shaken that much. In the last couple of days, I’ve spoken to a number of cops and ex-cops who have expressed genuine fear following the appeal decision. No one is quite sure what the rules are now.

  206. struth

    All the good cops are getting out.
    Classic situation as a country falls to socialism.

  207. Slim Cognito

    No one is quite sure what the rules are now.

    They are whatever Dan says they are, subject to change at any time.

  208. struth

    The fact is, that Sniffy is against anyone shooting the driver of a truck murdering women and children as he plows though a crowd.
    (a crowd he knows is de-armed)
    And the body count afterwards, well Sniffy doesn’t want to know about it.
    A pure communist C..nt, there is no other description more accurate.

  209. stackja

    Cop-bashing thug mocks Victoria’s legal system

    A thug who beat two policewomen so severely one feared she was going to die has mocked Victoria’s legal system, saying no magistrate would lock him up because of his skin colour. “I will play the race card,” he told police.
    SHANNON DEERY, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    August 22, 2019 4:44pm

    A young thug who savagely attacked two female police officers mocked Victoria’s legal system boasting he could do what he wants because he’s black.

    Yak Dut, 22, left the two officers hospitalised then threatened to hunt them down and kill them with their own guns after his arrest.

    He told police: “I will get away with anything because I’m black. I will play the race card.”

    The Kenyan born man said he was confident he wouldn’t spend a day behind bars because no Victorian magistrate would lock him up because of his skin colour.

    He has been locked up for more than 500 days since his arrest but hopes to walk free when sentenced tomorrow.

    At the County Court this week the two officers each broke down as they detailed how the February 2018 attack had left them permanently scarred.

    One said she thought she was going to die after being kicked in the head by Dut.

    She fell to the ground where he continued to kick her but was able to jump to her feet after Dut reached for her gun.

    Her partner said she and her family now lived in fear because of Dut’s threats to hunt her down and kill her.

    Both women said they continued to suffer physical and mental injuries as a consequence of the attack.

    “He has no respect for authority and appears to have a hatred for females,” one said.

    Dut sparked a pursuit after he refused to pull over when police tried to intercept him after he was seen driving around Melbourne’s northeast.

    He led police to his home then set upon them with a flurry of kicks and punches.

    His sister also lashed out at police as Dut’s mum shouted in the front yard of their home.

    The policewomen had to use capsicum spray to gain control after they suffered injuries to their head, neck and body during the violent attack.

    Both policewomen were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

    It took four officers to bring Dut under control.

    Dut was this week assessed for his suitability to complete a community corrections order and hopes to walk free from jail tomorrow.

    He pleaded guilty to two counts each of intentionally causing injury and threats to kill as well as a string of less serious offences.

    [email protected]

  210. calli

    Further to Zulu’s RoP “misconceptions” tour, I was amused when this architect’s drawing was presented as part of the submission to council for a mosque at Glenhaven.

    Note an obvious error. Perhaps it was just a stock graphic.

  211. Roger

    My BIL in remote NQ owns a legal .22.
    I have no doubt he’d use it to protect himself and family if anyone “expressed their intention of doing him harm”.

    Any man would in such circumstances, but be prepared to go to gaol for doing so.

  212. Roger

    Further to Zulu’s RoP “misconceptions” tour, I was amused when this architect’s drawing was presented as part of the submission to council for a mosque at Glenhaven.

    Must be one of those liberal mosques we hear so much about.

  213. stackja

    Barack and Michelle Obama Are Buying This Island Retreat for $14.8M
    —and It’s Peculiar
    After years of vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in escrow on an estate on the southeastern coast of the island.

  214. struth

    I always say de – armed as opposed to unarmed as “unarmed” doesn’t describe arms confiscation.

  215. BoN

    “Shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” like firefighters and personal trainers is the company’s new focus.

    Personal trainers? Local Heroes? Hahahaha! They just don’t get it, do they?
    They think they can take one step back that they can negate at any time, and everything will be hunky dory?
    The management that a month ago were wagging the finger at us for our Toxic Masculinity™️ wants us to forget that stuff?
    They can get stuffed. When the management team that treated us and our blokey culture with contempt are gone, I may consider buy a razor.
    Duplicitous behaviour will not be rewarded.

  216. John Constantine

    Large cement planters, waist high and full of dirt.

    Even the Australian gal raised garden beds for vegetables.

    You can weed and collect the harvest without stooping, and the preppers point out they are bullet and blast proof when placed against a homestead the State may find to be dissenting.

    Not droneproof from above though.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cop-bashing thug mocks Victoria’s legal system

    Comment on that article says that, in the 19990’s Victorians complained that the police were too heavy handed..

  218. old bloke

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3138560, posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Sad news re Tim Fischer. RIP.

    He was an anti-Semite.

    That surprises me, wasn’t he was a leading campaigner for Monash’s posthumous promotion to Field Marshal?

  219. Roger

    Liberty Quote

    The intellectual deterioration of Peter Van Onselen is approaching the magnitude of a national calamity, like, say, the facelift of Paul Hogan, or the sex change of Christopher Pyne. Once a reputable historian, he is now a drooling oaf.

    — Bob Ellis

    PvO is now the Chief Political Editor at…Channel 10!

  220. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That surprises me, wasn’t he was a leading campaigner for Monash’s posthumous promotion to Field Marshal?

    He was, actually.

  221. John Constantine

    Their andrewsville bollard culture dumps hideous chicom inspired cement blocks in public spaces to protect our quisling elites against the dissenters.

    Wouldn’t be hard to have cheery planters full of dirt and plants to do the same thing.

    Almost as if the brutalism of the bollards send a psychic message to the proles.

  222. struth

    F…ing trains.

    Tim Fischer loved his trains as do all the agrarian socialists.

    One derailment fucks them for months and everything goes by truck once more.
    They still will need roads for cars anyway, so it’s not like they’ll disappear, and trains are centuries old technology that , unless hauling direct bulk, one site to port are just not competitive and require your taxes.
    Anything else that goes by train goes by truck, or air by truck, or by ship, each end.
    Surely time to take the billions of dollars taxed from the road transport industry and put it back into the roads and save lives.
    And by that I don’t mean spend a few million so a few unionists can stand around in hi viz using worksafe as an excuse to do nothing.
    Australia’s road system is a dangerous, collapsing serious of goat tracks.

  223. Knuckle Dragger:
    In the New Socialist Militia, these recruits will be classified as potential preppers, and not fed for the first year of training.
    Comrade.

  224. struth

    Good fun this morning.

    Ah, I feel good, I really do.
    Have a great day folks.

  225. RobK

    Numbers says our gun law reform was justified on the basis of US vs Australian school shooting stats this year,( I think it would have been valid to compare pre reform to post reform…never mind), then claims the US shooting stats is wholly down to the US constitution amendment. Poor fellow.

  226. Geriatric Mayfly

    Barack and Michelle Obama Are Buying This Island Retreat for $14.8M

    Ant chance of an audit on this pair? Where does that sort of moolah come from? Certainly not from the Presidential salary, or writing fiction.

  227. Infidel Tiger

    The Obamas give speeches for millions at a time to the same people they enriched through their crony Wall St bailouts.

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