Tuesday Forum: October 8, 2019

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2,880 Responses to Tuesday Forum: October 8, 2019

  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Two people agree with me!

    My empire. It is growing.

  2. Armadillo

    Seriously? We’re still banging on about None?

    It’s no longer purely about “None”. Lizzie is now calling Sinc sexist. Always escalate.

  3. Nelson Kidd-Players

    The first match of the season is always hell on rusty scorers. Still trying to get the book into shape…

  4. Rex Mango

    Jet were a better band than the Beatles.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    And is the spokeschick for all Kittehs, according to her earlier, quite specific and repeated commentary.

    Salting her own wounds, I would think.

    I’m unsure what her conflict resolution process was whilst head of something at uni somewhere, but it must have been epic.

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    I was drummer (stop it) in a high school band in 1987.

    That band was better than the Beatles, as was every other band ever.

  7. Oh come on

    Good. Let’s focus on rehashing our glory days and making fun of m0nty’s persistent know-nothingness.

  8. Rex Mango

    Steve T, why are you not at work:

  9. Lazlo

    The Boys are Back in Town.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    1986 was also the year I was also all over Dean ‘Spot’ Wallis, former Essendon footy bloke and before that from Nhill, to the point where he didn’t get a kick all day at centre half-forward. It was a prelim final too.

    I got thee votes, a pie and five bucks.

    And I was damned grateful for it. Tell the kids these days and they won’t believe you.

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    Forgot to add:

    Oh, how we danced.

  12. Armadillo

    mOnts need to start making predictions again. He’s much better value than Flannery (taxpayer wise).

    It costs nothing to mock.

  13. DrBeauGan

    mOnts need to start making predictions again. He’s much better value than Flannery (taxpayer wise).

    Yep. His score is perfect. Flannery might occasionally have got something right.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Speaking of failure, Monty’s Kurdish mates have now put a bunch of mortars downrange and into a Turkish border town, killing two adults and a child.

    He will now, with his intimate tactical and strategic military knowledge, call for a US carrier group to be airlifted onto a dam outside the Turkish town and raze it.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Jet were a better band than the Beatles.

    Rat Cat were a better band than The Beatles.

    You can tell a person sucks if they like The Beatles.

  16. DrBeauGan

    For sheer stupidity and transcendental wrongness, I’d back m0nty against AOC.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Three people!

    RatCat were awesome, btw.

  18. Armadillo

    I have a hunch that those US troops might have been re-deployed to protect Christian minorities.

  19. Steve trickler

    G’day Rex. Sussing out flicks that delve into the past.



  20. DrBeauGan

    I’ve just got a patronising email from Uber telling me that we’ve all got to be respectful to each other even if they don’t look like us.

    Does this mean they’ve been recruiting tranny drivers?

  21. Armadillo

    G’day Rex. Sussing out flicks that delve into the past.

    Steve, that footage looks to be professionally produced. “Propaganda” film of some sort. Any idea of its provenance?

  22. Armadillo

    FIL was born in Shanghai in 1924. His father was working there building infrastructure. There are “tapes” in a box here. Somewhere. Never watched them. Could be anything on there. Family stuff for all I know. Or dancing bears.

    One of the major roads in HK bears the family name, and also a bridge in Singapore.

  23. Armadillo

    The dude on the “front page” of that video looks about 19? So born 1930 perhaps?

  24. Steve trickler

    Armadillo
    #3181006, posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:32 am
    G’day Rex. Sussing out flicks that delve into the past.

    Steve, that footage looks to be professionally produced. “Propaganda” film of some sort. Any idea of its provenance?

    I do not know the back story.



  25. Armadillo

    It just seems a little “odd”. A nineteen year old (or even 29 year old) wouldn’t be taking footage like that on a family camera. It’s more likely to be footage taken by the British with the dude “narrating it” later in life.

    He actually sounds a bit Dutch (or one of those other exotic European types).

  26. Armadillo

    He might be one of these “Beatle People” (sans the Asian accent).

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Neocons, Warmongers and the Middle East on suicide watch!
    Ha ha ha ja!

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE…..
    ….IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE! Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!

  28. Top Ender

    The AMA & I think the surgeons lobby group have been pushing for some time now to put a tax on booze via amount of alcohol

    Was introduced in Darwin by the present Labor government, as a “floor tax”.

    Minimum of $1.30 a glass.

    Means the cheapest bottle of wine you can buy is now $10.50.

    Has made no difference in the amount of drunks staggering the streets.

  29. Armadillo

    Ahh ha. Love the “Top End” video. Pretty sure Helen would like it to.

    Stuff like that brings back memories of what Australia once was. Blokes working hard with a beer bottle in one hand and a smoke in the other.

    mOnts and his cohorts would be squirming with visions of racism and animal cruelty.

  30. Steve trickler

    I’ve walked through this building. The Power Station mentioned. 😉



  31. Armadillo

    Has made no difference in the amount of drunks staggering the streets.

    It will however eventually make a difference to the number of people climbing through windows to steal your stuff.

  32. Top Ender

    Interesting.

    A search of the internet for at least 30 seconds suggests “Extinction Rebellion” are not demonstrating much at all in the USA.

    Is it only in the nations that have a soft attitude towards law and order where you can get away with this sort of crap?

    Photos of the halfwits concerned….

  33. Armadillo

    The fact Trump is implementing a non-interventionalist policy is driving the UN and EU absolutely insane.

    They really have no idea how to cope with this stuff. The rivers of gold are drying up, and these mob are going to have to defend themselves.

    Once the Southern US Border is shut off, I know where I would like to be situated on a Risk Board.

    I suspect Trump played the game as a child.

  34. Armadillo

    The real danger to the world from America is from lefty billionaires, formenting trouble wherever they go.

  35. Armadillo

    I’d be deporting Soros, Google, Hollywood, and the UN headquarters directly to Africa.

  36. Steve trickler

    It is pretty funny.



  37. Armadillo

    The swamp is indeed deep. These “Never Trumpers” are starting to be exposed.

    Don’t think for a minute Australia isn’t just as bad. The conservatives here have been infiltrated by the left as well. Greed knows no bounds.

    The Bidens are hardly alone. President Trump’s transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, and her husband, Senator Mitch McConnell, are being accused of having profited from their commercial ties to Beijing. In 2004, the two had a net worth of about $3.1 million, according to public disclosures. Three years later, the range was $3.1 million to $12.7 million. The next year, their net worth rocketed to $7.3 million to $33.1 million.

  38. classical_hero

    The Old Rugged Cross

    The first verse aptly describes what the cross is about.

    On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross
    The emblem of suffering and shame
    And I love the old cross where the dearest and best
    For a world of lost sinners was slain

  39. Armadillo

    Full story is here….

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/10/biden-campaign-throws-temper-tantrum-over-schweizer-nyt-op-ed/

    It’s about Biden mainly, but you need to note how intertwined politicians are.

    I gave the example of Richard Torbay in New England up thread. And let’s not forget that Tony Windsor represented one of the most conservative electorates in Australia. Where did he decide to park his vote?

    Again, nothing will come of any of this. Most of the characters in the RC into corruption are still wandering about. Untouchable. The list of names that have simply “disappeared” is absolutely astounding.

  40. Armadillo

    Setka and countless others that enrage the public are still giving everyone the middle finger.

    Pell is in a cell.

  41. Armadillo

    Get the smirk off your face, Steve.

  42. Armadillo

    I’m going to give Tom the courtesy of posting his cartoons at the allotted 4am time slot. It’s because he’s a bloke. His cartoons may offend some, and not others.

    Lizzie would argue that None would not be afforded the same courtesy, because she’s a Sheliah.

    It’s all about “Free Speech”. Yes?

  43. Armadillo

    PS. Arky still owes me an apology. A heartfelt one.

  44. classical_hero

    calli, the greatest indicator of a healthy environment is is a wealthy population. That’s due to capitalism.

  45. Armadillo

    Bumper crop today, Tom. Some really good stuff. Hard to choose.

    I’m giving it to Paul Zanetti read in conjunction with Tricklers video post at 2am.

  46. Steve trickler

    You can’t make this up.

    Hello, Tom. G’day.



  47. Armadillo

    That’s due to capitalism.

    Only as far as being able to afford to get someone to pick up your garbage and flush your turds.

    It seems the wealthier a country gets, the more public servants they can employ to lock up your forests and tell you how to live. The ways Government invent new stuff to keep sponging money and growing bigger is endless.

    There is a definate “line there”. I’m calling it the “shit line”.

    Every cent spent over the “shit line” should be returned to taxpayers.

    Roads, Rubbish and just enough tax to cover it. Other than that, defence of our citizens and a fair system to settle disputes. Like Arky giving a heartfelt apology.

  48. Armadillo

    The Hatfields and McCoys feuded over a pig. It establishes a precedent.

    If bacon prices reach the levels predicted due to swine flu, the Chinese deserve to be nuked.

  49. Armadillo

    mOnts seems to have turned into a hawk since his sabbatical (other than the occasional drive by).

    He’s probably been in the US training with Antifa. It explains his silence.

  50. Armadillo

    mOnts, how are the kids Catholic Education going?

  51. Armadillo

    This is pretty funny – Washington Examiner….

    US-Bookies.com told Secrets Thursday that Trump’s odds have “lengthened” from near-even at 6/5 to 13/10.

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s odds have jumped, vaulting her to the top of those seeking to oust Trump. The Massachusetts senator’s odds of winning the presidency have shifted from 13/5 to 9/4.

    “Elizabeth Warren’s odds have surged over the weekend, and she is now closer to Donald Trump than at any other time in the campaign in what is increasingly looking like a two-horse race for the White House,” said US-Bookies.com political analyst Alex Donohue.

    LOL. Desperate to get some money in the bag. Expect to see more reports like this.

  52. Armadillo

    Oldest trick in the book, winding in the odds. Follow the market. Get in before it’s too late.

    Do it early before the punters realise she hasn’t got a hope in hell. The “polling” doesn’t help the punters much either. It’s all geared towards donors believing she has a chance so that they keep contributing, and in turn, it’s all a bait to get the voters out.

    It’s done and dusted. Trump will be the next President.

  53. Armadillo

    It doesn’t matter what happens from now on (bar Trump wiping his arse on the American flag and slitting Melanias throat on National Television).

  54. Tintarella di Luna

    Sorry if already posted:

    Sounds like trouble at the vagazalised AFL:

    AFL’s McLachlan facing a female rebellion
    12:00AM OCTOBER 11, 2019
    After five years in the job, the AFL women’s competition could end up being Gillon McLachlan’s legacy.

    Just not in the way the footy boss might have hoped.

    The festering dispute between the league’s divided female players and the AFL over how women’s football is structured has the potential to derail the code’s 2020 season and, possibly, define McLachlan’s tenure as one of Australia’s most powerful sports administrators.

    McLachlan’s female players have just knocked back an enterprise bargaining agreement that was negotiated on their behalf by the AFL Players’ Association, which is led by Paul Marsh.

    The deal required 75 per cent approval, but got the green light from only 70 per cent of players, with the remaining 30 per cent dissatisfied with the AFL’s proposed length of the women’s season over the next few years.

    For 2020, the AFL has proposed that 14 women’s teams — three more clubs than in the 2019 season — play just eight home and away games under a complicated conference system where the teams are divided into two groups.

    The AFL says the season can’t be longer because it wants all games to be broadcast, but Margin Call understands that there has been no discussion between McLachlan’s people and AFL broadcaster Seven West, which is controlled by billionaire Kerry Stokes, about whether more games could be shown.

    We also understand that AFL Players’ Association boss Marsh is filthy that his deal wasn’t ­accepted by the players.

    Things haven’t been going well for him on the women’s front since September when one member of his women’s football advisory committee, Prue Gilbert, pulled the plug.

    Gender workplace expert Gilbert, who runs consulting firm Grace Papers, is understood to have told Marsh she could no longer serve on his advisory group after the union had failed over four years to deliver a level playing field for the women’s competition.

    A copy of the AFLPA proposal on the women’s EBA sent to players — and seen by Margin Call — begins with a “joint AFL/AFLPA vision for women’s football”.

    That’s despite Marsh being encouraged by his advisory board to develop the association’s own vision for the female competition independent of the league.

    Dissenting players have now engaged law firm Maurice Blackburn to advise on their workplace rights.

    Margin Call understands the engagement of lawyers followed advice from one of Australia’s leading sex discrimination figures, who is watching the battle unfold.

    The worst case scenario could see McLachlan and his AFL commission chair Richard Goyder, who is also chairman of Qantas and Woodside, soon hit with a lawsuit over discrimination.

    That’s in addition to what would be a major disruption to the 2020 season.

    McLachlan, who runs the not-for-profit entity at a $50m operating surplus, is careful to consistently differentiate the women’s game from its male counterpart (particularly the shorter season), helping to justify the pay gap between male and female players.

    Since 2015, McLachlan has been one of former sex discrimination commissioner Liz Broderick’s “Male Champions of Change”.

    It is a status the footy boss shares with club chiefs including St Kilda’s Matt Finnis, Geelong’s Brian Cook, Mark Anderson from Eddie McGuire’s Collingwood, the Bulldog’s Ameet Bains, Richmond’s Brendon Gale and Carlton’s Cain Liddle.

    Broderick might soon have to reassess her club’s Aussie rules representation.

    No tote for Stokes

    Billionaire Kerry Stokes has fashioned himself into one of West Australia’s most fortunate sons, but his Seven West Media won’t be taking a punt on the local tote.

    Stokes’ Seven West has long been mooted as a potential buyer of the WA TAB, which Premier Mark McGowan’s Labor government will soon flog off.

    Expressions of interest in buying the TAB are due to West Australia’s department of finance, under the orders of state Treasurer Ben Wyatt, by October 28.

    The sale process is being led by boutique advisory Investec and is expected to yield McGowan’s government in the order of $500m on completion mid-next year.

    That seems a digestible sum for Stokes, whose fortune is valued at $5.38bn by The Australian’s wealth specialist John Stensholt.

    New Seven West CEO James Warburton, for his part, hasn’t stopped going on about acquisition opportunities since he was announced as racing nut Tim Worner’s successor, effective immediately, in August.

    But Margin Call understands that Seven — which under its previous WA management had considered a tilt at the TAB — has decided not to involve itself in the sale.

    Warburton clearly has something else in mind for his debut takeover target.

    That leaves a field of buyers for the government asset that is likely to be dominated by the David Attenborough-led, almost $10bn Tabcorp, which holds similar wagering licences in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT, making it the behemoth on the domestic scene.

    Investec is being paid $1.4m in fees for the privatisation’s scoping study and the initial sale contract. It is likely to draw more from the WA government for the firm’s work.

    PwC, in April appointed due diligence adviser, has a $1.8m contract.

    Better than a flutter on any pony.

    Storm brewing

    It is now being described as a “fluid situation”.

    Margin Call doesn’t want to get into the business of providing daily updates on the relationship of billionaire investor Alex Waislitz and Rebekah Behbahani, the expectant mother of what will be Waislitz’s fourth child.

    All agree the last few months have been dramatic.

    The 60-something Waislitz and 20-something Behbahani set off on separate, lengthy overseas trips.

    Now we hear talk of an offshore reunion to “sort out issues” ahead of the birth of their daughter, who is due in late November and who we are told has been named Storm.

    We wish all involved the best and will occupy ourselves with other subjects until the storm has passed.

  55. BrettW

    Don’t tell me, they play eight games, not even against all teams, but want equal pay to the guys. No doubt will use women’s tennis as their guide. Less playing time for the same money as the guys.

    “Dissenting players have now engaged law firm Maurice Blackburn to advise on their workplace rights.

    Margin Call understands the engagement of lawyers followed advice from one of Australia’s leading sex discrimination figures, who is watching the battle unfold”.

  56. Armadillo

    What’s all the fuss about?

    I thought Sheliahs have been permitted to play for at least the last fifty years or so. I watched it on TV when I was a kid once.

  57. Armadillo

    Explain Warwick Capper. I dare ya’s.

  58. Armadillo

    Because he has no good answers for why his ne’er-do-well son Hunter was paid a sweet $50,000 a month — a month! — by a Ukrainian energy company, former-tough guy Joe Biden is going the full-crybaby to kill the story.

    So, uhm, what happened to the badass who took on Corn Pop? What happened to the tough guy who was going to beat President Trump like a drum? What happened to the sunglasses and swagger?

    I’ll tell you what happened…

    https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/10/10/nolte-ukraine-fallout-turns-tough-guy-joe-biden-into-big-crybaby/

  59. Tintarella di Luna

    Less playing time for the same money as the guys.

    doncha know that’s equalady

  60. Armadillo

    Someone should have reminded him about “guitars ” and big noting themselves.

  61. Armadillo

    I notice Trump is in front of the media cycle again (with the relevations about Mitch McConnell’s dealings with China). I foresee swamp monsters being slayed (both Democrats and Republicans).

  62. Armadillo

    He’s about to take them all out. There has already been a flurry of resignations from the ones wise enough to get out when confronted early in the piece. Now for the hold outs. The true narcissists.

  63. Armadillo

    The “untouchables” are in for a very rude shock.

  64. notafan

    If Kurds were the good guys wouldn’t at least some of the millions of Syrians currently in Turkey gone home to those areas where fighting had ended.

    They haven’t.

    Must be a reason.

    Turkey aren’t good guys but they have some legitimate arguments on their side.

    Kurds wouldn’t be taking property belonging to Christians, Yadizi and Sunni inside areas controlled by the ‘SDF’ would they?

    BBC on turkey incursion

  65. notafan

    The best outcome for women’s’afl’ is for be no 2020 season.

    No one will care and it will soon be forgotten.

    Equal pay for the AFL millstoners.

    Lol.

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    I wonder who’s paying for Maurice Blackburn to represent the 30% of AFL chicks that aren’t happy?

    I suspect quite a few of these people, suitably pumped up by their ‘advisors’, who themselves are driven by market research consisting of asking everyone else in the organic coffee shop, have overplayed their hand a bit.

  67. notafan

    I can’t see much to blame on western colonists for Kurdish Turkey related conflict, most Kurds live in Turkey, 2 million of them in Instanbul.

    If they had their own country it was a very very long time ago.

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Predictably, the Kurds are now being portrayed in equal parts by the meeja as indomitable freedom fighters, with links to the same bit of desert for thousands of years etc etc (which sounds strangely familiar) and terrified farmers fleeing the latest round of fighting.

    In utes and cars, which have an excellent chance of originally belonging to the Yazidis before they were disarmed by said terrified farmers and led into the desert to die from the Sun or IS, whichever rocked up first.

    Northern Syria. The new Wakanda.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Ha!

    Erdogan has apparently threatened to EU that if they don’t stop their bitching, he’ll open the borders and let another 3,000,000 ‘refugees’ into continental Europe.

    How do you like them apples, Eurotrash?

  70. jo

    Shelled Rat (aka Mrs Arky), just turn to him in bed saying, “I forgive you even if you won’t apologize”. Then get down and dirty, everything will be ok.

  71. Nob

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3180775, posted on October 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    minyan – 10 men of good standing necessary to form a quorum for prayer.

    Thanks Sinc.

    Doesn’t sound like that much fun.

    https://cjmart.jp/en/upload/save_image/0126_190824_mp4otl_y_2.jpg

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    Unsurprisingly, certain elements are describing the moving on of 50-odd US troops in northern Syria as some sort of reverse D-Day, where hundreds of thousands of willing, combat-ready soldiers all had the switch flicked at the same time and headed off to some unspecified location via chopper, hanging off the sides of tanks and rappelling down onto aircraft carrier decks.

    Slapping away the grasping, fearful hands of old women and children as they go.

  73. bespoke

    A new day and fresh start.

    Life is good.

    Tip: If you log off the Cat feeling frustrated etc best to stay away at least for a time.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Shelled Rat (aka Mrs Arky), just turn to him in bed saying, “I forgive you even if you won’t apologize”. Then get down and dirty, everything will be ok.’

    Hi jo.

    The meth should wear off a bit by lunchtime. Just try and stay still, and avoid stimulus.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greenpeace starts a campaign for a newly threatened species.

    From here.

  76. Mater

    Slapping away the grasping, fearful hands of old women and children as they go.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/fYifMRvqFavvFFH36

    😉

  77. Farmer Gez

    Jon Faine (not tall enough to be a jockey) has retired from the ABC saying it’s in good shape but criticising a raft of general managers who came in thinking there was something wrong with the organisation.
    *The character portrayed should not be mistaken for journalist.

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    Exactly, Mater.

  79. John Constantine

    https://cbs12.com/news/entertainment/were-not-alone-sesame-street-tackles-addiction-crisis-10-10-2019

    “Sesame Street” creators said they turned to the issue of addiction since data shows 5.7 million children under age 11 live in households with a parent with substance use disorder.

    “There’s nothing else out there that addresses substance abuse for young, young kids from their perspective,” said Kama Einhorn, a senior content manager with Sesame Workshop. It’s also a chance to model to adults a way to explain what they’re going through to kids and to offer simple strategies to cope.

    War on drugs ends up with more kids living in substance abuse households than started out.

    Supply of chicom fentanyl distributed by the cartels is endless, only a secret police state with every citizen wired directly up to Skynet every moment of their life can utterly stamp criminal behaviour out.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    And in other pissweak news, Ed Sheeran has visited Harry Windsor to conduct a duet of bitching about being rangas in this modern world. Naturally, this was recorded for posterity on the telly.

    And finished by a plea to check on other rangas to see if they’re ok, on one of the endless Mental Health Awareness something or other.

    In normal circumstances, I’d say God bless the rangas, but they have no souls so it’d be a pointless exercise.

  81. Mater

    Hey Monty, in last nights round of Ghost Recon, did your team of five eventually manage to hold back Erdogan’s main thrust?

    No?
    Never mind, there’s always tonight…and the entire weekend. Keep trying.

  82. John Constantine

    That didn’t take long.

    Regenerative agriculture theory now occupied by Tyranny as a tool for godless commo rewilding.

    Funded by godless commo crony national australia bank.

    https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/valuing-natural-capital-for-lamb-survival/

    Tyranical vegynsys want sheep graziers to provide lamb wastage figures voluntarily.

    We know this will end up like the greyhounds wastage issue.

    Comrades.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    “Sesame Street” creators said they turned to the issue of addiction since data shows 5.7 million children under age 11 live in households with a parent with substance use disorder.

    Who better to talk to kids about drugs than a giant talking yellow bird, a Snuffaluffagus and an angry green monster living in a trash can.

    Pass the acid.

  84. DrBeauGan

    How do you pronounce ‘ranga’? Does it rhyme with banger, hangar or danger or anger? I’ve never heard anyone say it

  85. Mater

    Hey Monty, in last nights round of Ghost Recon

    Scratch that! You come from Seymour, yes?
    World of Tanks then.

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    Gez,

    Mr Faine is apparently not vain and up himself at all.

    I know this because I was walking down Little Collins Street in Melbourne at about 5.00 a.m. one day in 1996, and noticed Mr Faine next to a smallish red MG, or MX5 or similar pansy car which had been damaged in a bingle. An arriving copper asked for his licence, and I overheard this exact conversation:

    Plod: Do you have your licence with you?
    JF: Somewhere. I’m Jon Faine. (Emphasis): Jon. Faine.
    Plod: OK. Your licence.
    JF: Don’t you listen to the radio?
    Plod: What station?
    JF: The ABC.
    Plod: No. Your licence, please.

    As I walked off, a clearly miffed Faine started rummaging around for something in his well-appointed man bag. I got the distinct impression that the copper didn’t recognise Faine from his ABC promo material, and didn’t give a flying fuck who he was aside from some dickhead who was interrupting Plod finishing his paperwork at the station before knocking off in two hours’ time and going to the Casino for a beer.

  87. DrBeauGan

    Thanks, Mater. It’s the circles I stagger in. Too many intellectuals.

  88. calli

    From last night’s thread:

    Ms Broom was arrested for taking part in the blockade of an intersection near Melbourne’s state parliament. She danced as she was led away by police.

    “It was exciting. I was glad it happened,” she said. “I put myself up for arrest. I was very sombre to begin with … a lot of grounding (myself) to make sure I was going to be able to go through with it.”

    Ms Broom said she had been concerned for the environment since she first read Silent Spring, about the impact of pesticides, in 1962, which “gave me a huge amount of depression”….

    Aged 67. Retired.

    This. Woman. Taught. Children.

    Let that sink in.

  89. John Constantine

    At the recent Regenerative Agriculture Conference in Western Australia, 78% of attendees identified hard proof of return on investment and investment readiness as key barriers to private investment and lending in regenerative agriculture.

    “Given the key role regenerative agriculture can play in simultaneously tackling the climate crisis and land degradation, these barriers desperately need to be hurdled,” said Greening Australia’s Science and Planning Manager, Dr Blair Parsons.

    “It is vital to understand where producers can improve the profitability and productivity of their businesses by investing in natural capital.”

    “Ultimately the results of the project should help improve decision making about integrating native vegetation into farming enterprises for all involved: landholders, financial institutions and land management planners. Putting a dollar figure on the value of native vegetation for farming systems could also stimulate further investment in the environment and agriculture sectors.”

    I have some regenerative grazing agriculture acreage, and right now it is worth big money to a spraycan cropper to bulldoze and graingrow. This window of development is nearly shut, and if the ground isn’t cleared very soon it will be regulated into permanent rewilding, with Tyrannical State grazing controls.

    With lambs at two hundred bucks a head the system works well and isn’t worth me getting the old dozer out, but I recently had an offer almost too good to refuse for it. Big capital loss looming if i hold it into a regime of compulsory rewilding.

  90. calli

    I wonder if Ms Broom ever gives a moment’s thought to the millions who could have been spared the hideousness of malaria.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    God, BeauGan.

    Talk about living in a bubble.

  92. Farmer Gez

    Tyranical vegynsys want sheep graziers to provide lamb wastage figures voluntarily.

    Surprisingly the highly productive meat sheep breeds we use are natives from windswept cold rainy regions of Northern Europe. They survive the cold just fine.
    Merinos are less suited to the cold but stand up to the heat better than other breeds except for the Saffie breeds.
    Trees for shade in summer is a must for good sheep health once you get north or west of the divide.

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    Ghost Recon. My kid loves it.

    Apparently you can do the same thing, ie run down the same hill, along the same trench, kick open the same door and get your head blown off the same way by the same people for hours on end.

    A striking similarity to the fantasy football fan.

  94. mh

    RSB already broadcasting from today’s Trump rally in Minneapolis

  95. calli

    Fortnite is the same, Knuckles. I have to be a strict “limiter” as it’s quite addictive.

    Rainy days and school holidays don’t mix. Looks like a day of endless Cluedo and Operation. With a dash of Battleship.

  96. struth

    Good Moaning.

    God Bless DJT.

    The UN , EU and parasitic Australia boo hoo about the yanks pulling a measley numbe of troops out, they could easily replace with their own.

    How embarrassed do you feel being an Australian?

    Bloody Praying Mantis Credlin last night and numerous others think Trump has made a mistake.
    Does anyone look in the mirror any more?

    The world does not deserve the USA.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The deal required 75 per cent approval, but got the green light from only 70 per cent of players, with the remaining 30 per cent dissatisfied with the AFL’s proposed length of the women’s season over the next few years.

    who in their right mind honestly thinks you can get 75% of women to agree on anything?!??!

  98. Bruce of Newcastle

    At least Ms Broom didn’t glue herself to the top of a 737.

    How was BLIND Extinction Rebellion activist ALLOWED to glue himself to the top of a plane?

    Well it might be an A330, I can’t tell. I hope they didn’t peel the skin off the plane in removing him.

  99. struth

    This. Woman. Taught. Children.

    We must realise 95 % of teachers are exactly the same.
    The good ones, and most of the men, have been weeded out long ago.

  100. DrBeauGan

    . God, BeauGan.

    Talk about living in a bubble.

    I know, kd. That was a cry for pity.

    You can see why I do weird things like going to Cuba.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    RSB already broadcasting from today’s Trump rally in Minneapolis

    Did the 10,000 protesters turn up?

  102. struth

    No, Dr BG is a special being , sent to earth on an anthropological mission to study humans.
    If he had superiors, he’d have to report to them and couldn’t spend time here.

    Thank goodness he doesn’t.

  103. struth

    What’s going on with impeachment?
    Still happening?

  104. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce. I’d posit the the blind XR protester has a guide dog that doesn’t like him.

  105. Nick

    The whole women’s football thing is popcorn time. The AFL have created the situation they are now in. I’m waiting for the day when they have to explain why both the season and the pay cannot match that of the top tier.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    I had some initial concerns, calli, but they proved unfounded. He’s gone on to 80% geetar, 10% Xbox and 10% eating.

    I took him to JB Hi-Fi the other day when he was here. He rocked up to the back of the store, and asked the bloke if he could see one of the guitars that was hanging up. Obtained guitar. Bloke hooked up the amp.

    The son and heir went plink, plink, half a strum. Plink.

    And then launched into Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sweet Home Alabama.

    And not a stilted, play by the numbers version. Very tight, highly energised and impossible to tell apart from the actual song on tape, played on the beach at dusk when everyone’s half shot. Punters and staff alike stopped and looked.

    I know I sound like the gushing Dad here, but by Christ it was good. 15 years old. Bloody hell.

    We walked out of the shop and I said ‘Why was I not told about this? You couldn’t do that in April.’

    ‘Oh. Yeah. Been practicing.’

  107. calli

    Looks yuuuuuge, Bruce.

    But it may just be the camera angle. 😁

  108. struth

    Go woke, go Broke, AFL.
    More taxpayer dollars will be required?

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    Then:
    Victoria’s Secret hires its first transgender model for Pink campaign (5 Aug)

    Now:
    Victoria’s Secret, Under Siege, Lays Off Employees at Headquarters (10 Oct)

    The cuts, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday, involved about 50 people and range from senior leaders to junior staff, according to three people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity

    Weird how that happens.

  110. Farmer Gez

    Plod: Do you have your licence with you?
    JF: Somewhere. I’m Jon Faine. (Emphasis): Jon. Faine.
    Plod: OK. Your licence.
    JF: Don’t you listen to the radio?
    Plod: What station?
    JF: The ABC.
    Plod: No. Your licence, please.

    Sounds about right.
    I watched him bring torn to shreds by a company manager who Faine challenged on his energy management.
    Faine was trying to justify higher energy costs for the sake of the climate. The manager went through his company’s energy usage in minute detail and finished by reminding Faine that energy waste cost profits.
    The sawn off dill eventually had to give up. Live you see, no button to shut down common sense.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    Shit.

    Got my maths wrong.

    80% geetar, 10% Xbox and 41.7% eating.

    137.1%. Much better.

  112. calli

    Mr 10 plays g-tar. Electric and acoustic. And Mr 8 does the drums. Miss 3 does expert twirling.

    I expect to have a Fleetwood Mac cover band directly. They just need a good agent.

  113. Mother Lode

    One of the weird things about Rowe is that he insists on drawing Pelosi as if she is a measured, sensible , sober presence.

    Compared to the rest of the acts in the Dimocrat circus that is likely true, but compared to real people?

    If you imagine that Trump’s brash bombastic style is the result of having some screws missing (despite the fact he has eluded every attempt to bring him down by the MSM, Dimocrats, Establishment GOP, etc, and a string of successes undoing his predecessor’s agenda and pushing through his own) then Pelosi might, on a good day, be equal to Trump.

    In actuality, he has completely outclassed her and the rest of them. They are reduced to constantly hatching new plots out of the blue with no objective beyond removing him. Beyond that they got nothing. No over-arching strategy, no “Get rid of Trump and also…”.

    But Rowe, perhaps a loyal reader of stable mate SMH, seems to have absolutely no insight whatsoever.

    He just wants to get Trump.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    What’s going on with impeachment?
    Still happening?

    Struth – Good article here:

    We Now Have a Genuine Constitutional Crisis (10 Oct, via Powerline’s picks list)

  115. Nick

    Went into a shaver shop the other day looking for razor blades. The shop assistant hasn’t heard about the Gillette boycott when I explained why I couldn’t buy that brand. His jaw dropped when I asked him to look at how many Gillette products they had on sale compared to none of the Shick products. Boycotts work.

  116. struth

    Hey Numbers, those yanks are pulling out.

    Terrible, isn’t it?
    It’s Vietnam all over again!!!!

  117. 1735099

    Hey Numbers, those yanks are pulling out.

    True.
    Apparently because the Kurds weren’t on the beaches at Normandy.
    (Not many people knew that).
    Slack buggers deserve everything they’re getting…..

  118. From elsewhere.

    Players of the NBA,

    Please stand for the March of the Volunteers.

  119. Another great presentation.

    gordonmcdowell
    21.3K subscribers
    Robert Hargraves “Aim High!” presentation has evolved into both a book and extended lecture. His thesis is that a non-CO2 emitting energy source must also be cheaper than coal, or will ultimately fail to displace fossil fuels as a means of energy production.

    THORIUM Energy Cheaper than Coal is available in hardcover and Kindle eBook. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478161299/

    Hargraves met me at LAX, then shared a flight with me to Shanghai. At LAX, and en-route we conducted video interview. He also allowed for some b-roll capture on a touristy-day with Mark Ho. Expect Hargraves to be prominently featured in future Thorium Remix efforts.

    Robert’s book is also an important asset in educating the public about thorium (and molten salt reactors). It fills a niche that Superfuel does not… Superfuel is a narrative work. Cheaper Than Coal is much more analytical, and better answers the oh-so-common refrain, “Why would we pursue thorium when we have the Sun?”

    That is the response offered by the Canadian Green Party leader. That is perpetually asked on Twitter. There is an answer to that question, and it is contained within this video.

  120. struth

    Thanks BoN.
    I reckon the Demoncrats will back off, not because they are scared of being unconstitutional, but because the have too much corruption to be exposed and know Trump will do it.
    They refuse to learn, due to a belief their media will see them through, which has been the case for years, but now Biden has been killed off despite the bias MSM best efforts, it might be slowly sinking in.
    Sort of like Japan after the first atomic Bomb, these fanatics will need another one or two yet for the reality that the elite are actually in danger,…………………………………

  121. bespoke

    The right mix of positive reinforcement and ground rules is difficult at the best of times. to much of one can e devastating.
    Kids are 24/7 for the rest of you life.

  122. struth

    True.
    Apparently because the Kurds weren’t on the beaches at Normandy.
    (Not many people knew that).
    Slack buggers deserve everything they’re getting…..

    So you would support sending Australian troops in?

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apparently because the Kurds weren’t on the beaches at Normandy.

    Maybe NATO will now stir itself and boot Turkey from their midst.

    Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with 3.6 million refugees if EU calls Syria operation an ‘invasion’

    Which has led to this call:

    Turkey must be kicked out of Nato over Syria offensive demands François Hollande

    Who is François Hollande you ask?

    President of France 15 May 2012 – 14 May 2017
    Political party: Socialist Party

  124. Who better to talk to kids about drugs than a giant talking yellow bird, a Snuffaluffagus and an angry green monster living in a trash can.

    Pass the acid.

    Top comment.

  125. Stimpson J. Cat
    #3181013, posted on October 11, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Neocons, Warmongers and the Middle East on suicide watch!
    Ha ha ha ja!

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE…..
    ….IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE! Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!

    Libertarians were right episode #653198654.

  126. Farmer Gez

    Once ISIS was beaten the Kurds and Turks are back to business as usual.
    Does Numbers think an independent Kurdish state will be allowed by any of the four countries with significant Kurdish minorities?
    Not going to happen and it has nothing to do with the US. The Kurds fought against the Is*amic state because they were on their patch and that’s all.

  127. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can someone build a better vegan mousetrap please?

    Now vegans have banned MOUSE TRAPS: Store is ordered to stop selling rodent-killing devices because they are ‘inhumane’

    A discount store has been ordered to stop selling glue mouse traps because they are ‘inhumane’.

    Cheap as Chips stores in the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia have taken the product off their shelves.

    The ban comes after a customer contacted animal rights organisation PETA, which urged the business to stop selling the item.

    Maybe the mice are Extinction Rebellion protesters who are gluing themselves to the mousetraps in protest.

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    struth,

    Yes. Preferably conscripts.

  129. I’ll take advice from vegans when they can beat me up.

  130. woolfe

    This daylight saving plays is hell with my scrolling finger to get back to Tom’s Toons. I am the victim here, I demand compo!

  131. mh

    Caller having a breakdown on the Alan Jones show.

  132. struth

    A discount store has been ordered to stop selling glue mouse traps because they are ‘inhumane’

    “ordered”?????????

  133. 8th Dan

    the Kurds weren’t on the beaches at Normandy

    So you would support sending Australian troops in?

    To Normandy? Of course. But you’ll have to wait till the 6th of June.

  134. struth

    struth,

    Yes. Preferably conscripts.

    There are many easy questions that give you a good 15 minute break at least until he comes back pretending the question was never put to him.

  135. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Agree re kids there, Bespoke. They are a lucky dip for the rest of your life. They are all different and negotiating the shoals of bringing them up is never easy. Letting go is also important.

    But then they keep coming back. With an armful of grandkids and it’s buckle up for the ride again.

    Stuff of life and I’m not complaining. 🙂

  136. Mater

    Please don’t coax Bob into hitting the Tar-Baby. He has far too many skeletons in the closet, and I don’t have all day.

    1735099
    #1427623, posted on August 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The only people worth helping in the Middle East are the Jews, the Christians and maybe the Kurds.

    Every now and again, someone posts the unambiguous racism that is such a consistent feature of this blog.
    Thank you, Andreas, for your honesty.

    1735099
    #1427611, posted on August 24, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Wheras Obama has saved the lives of countless service personnel by extracting his country from two pointless conflicts.
    I know which of the two presidents is the abject fool.

    1735099
    #1427484, posted on August 24, 2014 at 8:14 am

    And remember, Bush started two wars, the first one now responsible for the current chaos.
    And you advise more casualties – if so, and you’re of military age, you could always volunteer.
    If you’re not prepared to do that – STFU.

  137. notafan

    Some Kurds.

    Plenty of Sunni Kurds joined is.

    It’s how they do.

  138. 1735099

    So you would support sending Australian troops in?

    Would you?
    After all, the Vietnamese weren’t on the beaches at Normandy, but we “helped” them.
    Consistency etc……

  139. Mater

    Please don’t coax Bob into hitting the Tar-Baby. He has far too many skeletons in the closet, and I don’t have all day.

    1735099
    #1427623, posted on August 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The only people worth helping in the Middle East are the Jooos, the Christians and maybe the Kurds.

    Every now and again, someone posts the unambiguous racism that is such a consistent feature of this blog.
    Thank you, Andreas, for your honesty.

    1735099
    #1427611, posted on August 24, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Wheras Obama has saved the lives of countless service personnel by extracting his country from two pointless conflicts.
    I know which of the two presidents is the abject fool.

    1735099
    #1427484, posted on August 24, 2014 at 8:14 am

    And remember, Bush started two wars, the first one now responsible for the current chaos.
    And you advise more casualties – if so, and you’re of military age, you could always volunteer.
    If you’re not prepared to do that – STFU.

  140. Percy Popinjay

    Knuckles, I trust the mini amp has been receiving a good workout?

  141. Gab
    #3180673, posted on October 10, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Fascism, alive and well in Australia.

    Astonished driver is pulled over and fined $173 for drinking WATER behind the wheel in scorching 39C heat – all because of a little-known road rule

    What if you have a drink of coffee whilst paying for another coffee in a drive thru on apple pay on a double demerit period?

    Short answer: you might have to lose your job.

    So yes, Gab was right. We’re ruled by fascist scum, absolute scum.

    We also live in a democracy.

  142. Percy Popinjay

    So the Yanks are fascist imperialist baby killing mass murderers if they deploy their forces in the muddle east and fascist imperialist baby killing mass murder enablers if they don’t, eh?

    Consistencee!

  143. mh
    #3181179, posted on October 11, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Caller having a breakdown on the Alan Jones show.

    Was it the “black helicopters” chick who reckoned the Wagner Brothers were sending around MIB to harass her?

  144. Percy Popinjay

    We also live in a democracy

    No, we don’t actually. There is no point in voting. You’ll be burdened with the same ridiculous totalitarian collectivist slop no matter who you vote for.

    The unipardee demands it, Tovarisch.

  145. bespoke

    The ‘Progressive “ MSM was comparing ATIFA to the blokes on D-Day not the long ago.

    It all noise.

  146. Percy Popinjay

    Thanks Tom, Zanetti has brilliantly defined the monstrous tax hoovering hugely unwatched clown show goat rodeo that is our beloved ALPBC.

  147. struth

    Would you?

    Well, I asked you first and as you claim to be a virtuous old commie, surely you don’t need me to make your mind up for you?

    Should we help the Kurds or not?

  148. Percy Popinjay

    Was it the “black helicopters” chick who reckoned the Wagner Brothers were sending around MIB to harass her?

    Or the barking mad slag* who used to cycle around Tuscany while slathered in olive oil?

    *Whose name I’ve forgotten. Mate of the Avian’s.

  149. Mother Lode

    Weird how that happens

    They spend all that time and money finding female models whose image they hope their customers will want to be associated with.

    Then they bring in a bloke with issues and are dismayed to find that their customers don’t want to associate with that particular cocktail of social righteousness, the mental state, and all the unsavoury coercive (and corrosive) campaigning, legislating and outright agitating of the movement.

    You’re right! They must be shaking their heads. “What the hell went wrong?”

  150. You have to realise how much the Democrats (like Rob Reiner) hate the chicken hawks like Biden and Hillary Clinton.

    Wag The Dog was written about the Clinton. I hated that movie as a kid. I thought it was twee bullshit.

    It makes more sense when you consider the Bushes were in the wrong party, not the Clintons – but so were the Clintons. The Party of Expediency and Establishment.

    It also makes more sense regarding smug nonsense when Hillary said “What, you mean like with a cloth…?” and the fact that her action’s legality rested upon Obama not wanting to embarrass himself and tacitly approve declassification. What they run on is twee bullshit.

    Nothing proves how out of touch the establishment is regarding how both Bernie and Trump were absolutely shit canned; likewise how CNN pretends to not know if they have any conflicts of interest [AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR, RAYTHEON!] or how the Democrats are even tried that fake mole on Tulsi bullshit, or the shit canning of the Marianne Williamson from the left.

    Likewise there are plenty of “republican” Senators and judges who got their start prosecuting draconian laws enforced by the IRS and so on. Just watch a bit of Stossel to see the nonsense that is law.

    The upshot of this is Trump should aim to repeal many of the process laws on the books and aim for new members of Congress, as well as anti-establishment, principled, constitutionalist judges. Maybe the honourable Brett Kavanaugh was too close to the Shrubs.

  151. mh

    Was it the “black helicopters” chick who reckoned the Wagner Brothers were sending around MIB to harass her?

    No, it was a farmer affected by drought.

    Alan will be playing a recording of it to the PM. Something for ScoMo to look forward to.

  152. struth

    Don’t encourage the guitar playing KD.

    He’ll end up with Arthur Ritis in da fingers and maybe a blister on his thumb.

  153. 1735099

    Interesting little gem in Hansard Thursday, 26 October 1972 –

    Mr Hansen asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:
    (1) How many . volunteers were accepted for national service In the last 2 years.
    (2) How many volunteers were rejected on medical or other grounds.

    Mr Lynch – The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:
    (1) and (2) 1,222 men who volunteered for service under the National’ Service Act were enlisted In the Regular Army Supplement in the 1970-71 and 1971-72 financial years. During the same period 787 men who had volunteered were found not to meet the standards required by the Army.

    Given that the total number of Nashos balloted in 1970-72 was likely around 200000, volunteers were a fairly rare breed (0.6% of the total).
    Another interesting figure relates to those who used the CMF option to escape callup. The total between 1964 and 1972 was 7849. Again, given that 804286 had to register, that was another very small cohort (0.94%).
    Despite the bullshit promoted here, the notion of volunteering for the CMF to avoid going to Vietnam was not exactly front of mind for most 20 years olds back then.
    Nor, apparently was volunteering to keep the Commies out.*
    * Source – Sue Langford, Appendix: The national service scheme, 1964-72: From AWM 263 (records of the Official Historian, Peter Edwards)

  154. Mater

    Wow, that was random!

    No Tar-Baby for Bob today.

  155. 1735099

    Well, I asked you first and as you claim to be a virtuous old commie, surely you don’t need me to make your mind up for you?

    I’ll answer your question when you can show where I claimed to be “a virtuous old Commie”.
    Go…..

  156. struth

    Should we go in for the Kurds , Sniffy?
    Oh, and is a country socialist if it has private business ownership?

  157. struth

    I’ll answer your question when you can show where I claimed to be “a virtuous old Commie”.
    Go…..

    In every statement you make, whether you realise it or not.

  158. I have a scientific question.

    Given that much of New Guinea has higher rainfall at higher altitude than most of Australia, what validity is there in the old idea that our ground water is significantly sourced from New Guinea?

    It is the same continent as Australia. (I’m not sure how the curvature of the earth diminishes this hydraulic).

    There could even be a flow from Tasmania to the mainland.

    This idea is poo poohed in the orthodox scientific media.

    There is no proof that it is untrue. It has been believed or not believed when politically convenient.

    We could be massively understating our groundwater resources.

  159. struth

    Despite the bullshit promoted here, the notion of volunteering for the CMF to avoid going to Vietnam was not exactly front of mind for most 20 years olds back then.
    Nor, apparently was volunteering to keep the Commies out.*

    Didn’t have to scroll back too far.

    This implies no one had issues with good old communism , it’s just these terrible western governments that made peace loving lefties like yourself take up arms against your ideological brothers.

  160. Mater

    I’ll answer your question when you can show where I claimed to be “a virtuous old Commie”.
    Go…..

    Sorry Struth, best I can do off the top of my head. It’s veiled, but essentially means the same thing.

    1735099
    #622426, posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I vote Green, not Labor, because they are the party which has a value set closest to my own. Better a philosphy of compassion and hope than a mantra that thrives on fear and bigotry. Labor has moved too far to the right for my liking.

    1735099
    #2949294, posted on March 3, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’m a proud socialist, as I believe that we are essentially social beings and we live better quality lives if we care for each other.

  161. You don’t care for someone because the government robs you at gunpoint and gives some schlub a do nothing job to waste 70% of the funds set aside for “charity”.

  162. 1735099

    In every statement you make, whether you realise it or not.

    OK – here’s a statement.
    “The temperature at the moment is 17 degrees centigrade.”
    Perhaps it would remove any suspicion of Communist tendencies if I converted it to fahrenheit?

  163. 17 degrees centigrade hasn’t killed over 100 million innocent poeple.

  164. 1735099

    This implies no one had issues with good old communism

    You can have a lot of fun with “implications.”

    3181160, posted on October 11, 2019 at 8:30 am
    Thanks BoN.
    I reckon the Demoncrats will back off, not because they are scared of being unconstitutional, but because the have too much corruption to be exposed and know Trump will do it.
    They refuse to learn, due to a belief their media will see them through, which has been the case for years, but now Biden has been killed off despite the bias MSM best efforts, it might be slowly sinking in.
    Sort of like Japan after the first atomic Bomb, these fanatics will need another one or two yet for the reality that the elite are actually in danger,…………………………………

    Struth clearly implies that atomic weapons should be used to sort the Democrats out….

  165. struth

    OK – here’s a statement.
    “The temperature at the moment is 17 degrees centigrade.”
    Perhaps it would remove any suspicion of Communist tendencies if I converted it to fahrenheit?

    I let you in on a secret.
    What we are doing here is laughing at you while , admittedly, shaking our heads, watching a pathetic lefty squirm.

    You don’t have a valid argument purely because you are conflicted, and we always call you out on it.

    Tribalism always beats any ideology, and definitely beats integrity, with you lot.
    So contradicting yourselves, regarding USA’s military behaviour is sweet to watch.

    This would be fine, except it was Trump that did it.

    So, I ask you again, if you believe the Kurds need a hand, but you detest US foreign interference, should we send in our troops, as good international citizens?

  166. mh

    George Clooney horrified!

    “I’m horrified at the idea we would say that after having Kurds fight our battle for us – because we don’t want to send troops there – and then say, ‘OK, you’re on your own.'”

  167. struth

    Struth clearly implies that atomic weapons should be used to sort the Democrats out….

    Clearly, as a moronic member of the propaganda system called education, you should still be able to clearly spot the difference between a metaphor and your direct observation.

    But it’s not about that, is it shitferbrains?
    Your just tying to deflect.

  168. “I’m horrified at the idea we would say that after having Kurds fight our battle for us – because we don’t want to send troops there – and then say, ‘OK, you’re on your own.’”

    Wouldn’t have been a problem if Obama used air power to begin with instead of proxies – or you know, not going there at all, being a Nobel Peace Prize “winner”.

  169. struth

    Squirming much, Sniffy?
    Answer the questions, go on, stand by your convictions………………………..

  170. struth

    You know you’re fucked either way, because you are a tribal hypocrite.

    On both questions.

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    KD, point of clarification, I didn’t run my department on ‘conflict resolution’ and femiwaffle, I ran it on results. We achieved a lot together. Unusual for a university, but there you are.

    Very glad indeed to be a private citizen these days. I was not universally loved and admired in academia. Not unlike here in that regard.

    Once a street fighter always a street fighter I guess and far too old to change now. 🙂

  172. Ellen Degeneres won’t interview Donald Trump or Andrew Yang.

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think Trump is right to sit this one out. A negotiated settlement will emerge with Turkey regardless so best for it to happen sooner than later. Behind the scenes work can continue.

  174. Knuckle Dragger

    Percy,

    He loves the mini amp. Excellent suggestion, and greatly appreciated.

    struth,

    He’s already got calluses in the right spots. And as well know, including those who don’t play, young blokes handy with a geetar get allllll the chicks.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Jeepers.

    ‘We all know’

  176. Roger

    Melbourne Lord Mayor complains that ER protesters are “disrespectful”.

    Lady, international socialists & anarchists aren’t known for their manners.

  177. thefrollickingmole

    I purchased the entirety of the Beatles albums in Hong Kong many years ago from a street stall. Very cheaply I might add.

    I did the same in bali, brought a Kate Bush tape with lots of songs on it.

    Afterwards reading the songlist I saw she had a tune called “and ream of sheep”.

    Disturbing.
    I never thought she was a Kiwi.

  178. Eyrie

    After watching the Youtube vid on making jet fuel for the US Navy out of seawater by using the water, CO2 and nuclear electricity and heat, I’m thinking that the whole renewable/battery/electric everything is a complete waste of time and resources. This where engineering R&D ought to go.

  179. 1735099

    You know you’re fucked either way, because you are a tribal hypocrite.

    You can tell when Struth is bested – he resorts to obscenities and abuse.
    This is great fun…..

  180. struth

    struth,

    He’s already got calluses in the right spots. And as well know, including those who don’t play, young blokes handy with a geetar get allllll the chicks.

    True.
    I’ve got two gigs next weekend, but being older, I see the confusion on the faces of the young girls who want to flirt with the guitarist but are repulsed by my old age 52.
    They are still very accepting though, and we have a good time, but these kids are Queenslanders, and they tend to party with anyone of any age.
    Admission, I’ve just had two bouts of the flu, haven’t got my voice back yet, have stacked on too much weight over the touring season, and just pulled a muscle in my back…………..

    It’s getting harder every year, and staying up that late is not appealing to me, but I love playing, love music, and seriously, that guitar will, if he really likes it, keep him out of trouble to some extent.
    If he needs to understand inversions, substitutions, or basics like relative minors, ask me, and then you can go back at him as if you knew it all along.

  181. Geriatric Mayfly

    Melbourne Lord Mayor complains that ER protesters are “disrespectful”.

    She needs an update. They now call themselves XR.

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Speaking of great fun:

    Old Yeller, how many houses and cars did you get with your five figure windfall inheritance bonanza you kept telling us all about?

  183. Eyrie

    As for the dickhead who glued himself to the top of the A320, the correct way to deal with this is: Doors closed? Ready for pre start checklist. Start number one. Start number two. Tower BA one requests clearance . BA one, runway 09, turn left after takeoff, onto 010, climb to FL 330, clear takeoff.

  184. struth

    Oh, I also bought a two and a half thousand dollar Maton while down in Adelaide, from Derringers.
    I got a little choked up playing it.

    Bloody beautiful .
    Aussies make fine Guitars.
    Dam fine.
    My last stage Guitar I bought in about 2oo5, and was a Cole Clarke fat lady two, which has been an amazing instrument I’ve had re-fretted twice.
    It’s now going to be my whole step down Mossy tuning guitar and it sounds awesome as well.

    You don’t live long enough to get all you want to get out of guitar-ing.
    It’s never ending.
    Good luck to your boy.

  185. struth

    You can tell when Struth is bested – he resorts to obscenities and abuse.
    This is great fun…..

    So no answering of the questions?
    Pathetic.
    You should be embarrassed.
    You’re probably not, such is the sad shallowness of your existence.
    However, you’re done.
    As is my job here exposing it.

  186. thefrollickingmole

    Sort of like Japan after the first atomic Bomb, these fanatics will need another one or two yet for the reality that the elite are actually in danger,…………………………………

    Trumps first election = Hiroshima
    2nd term = Nagasaki?

    Im betting there will still be isolated numbers fighting in the jungle decades after the war has finished though.

  187. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Perhaps it would remove any suspicion of Communist tendencies if I converted it to fahrenheit?

    communist, socialist, it’s splitting hairs, a dickhead is still a dickhead by any other name

  188. 1735099

    As is my job here exposing it.

    Be careful.
    Public flashing is a criminal offence.
    🙂

  189. 1735099

    a dickhead is still a dickhead by any other name

    Rich pickings here…..

  190. struth

    Please tick the following and post.
    Do you believe Sniffy McOmmo has made you feel:
    a) embarrassed for him
    b) bored by the blatant tribalism that you knew would make it impossible for him to answer questions exposing his hypocrisy
    c) that as a new Lurker, surprised just how brain dead commos actually are when taken to task
    d) a blister starting on your scrolling finger
    e) all of the above

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    1735099
    #2949294, posted on March 3, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’m a proud socialist, as I believe that we are essentially social beings and we live better quality lives if we care for each other.

    You can tell when Numbers Ho is bested – he suddenly goes quiet on the matter.

  192. mh

    Trumps first election = Hiroshima
    2nd term = Nagasaki?

    Monty is sick from the first Trump bomb.

    He should be avoiding the second, but the TDS is strong.

  193. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Turkey must be kicked out of Nato over Syria offensive demands François Hollande

    odd how no one in NATO is rushing to turkeys defence…

    NATO Collective defence – Article 5

    “Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.”

  194. Big day in America. Two Russian oligarchs arrested by SDNY cops trying to flee to Vienna after meeting with Giuliani and facing subpoenas from the Democrats over the Ukraine scandal. They look very much like bagmen for Putin’s funnelling of funds to a string of senior Republican pols, including the House Leader.

    The entire Republican Party is a subdivision of the Russian mob by this point.

  195. Tom

    Melbourne Lord Mayor complains that ER protesters are “disrespectful”.

    … on the same day that this green left loon unveiled a Melbourne City Council plan to virtually ban cars from the CBD [paywalled front-page lead story in this morning’s Herald Sun].

    All the loony left had to do to get control of the city was to trump up sexual “harassment” charges against Liboral Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.

  196. Roger

    If he needs to understand inversions, substitutions, or basics like relative minors, ask me, and then you can go back at him as if you knew it all along.

    Once he has the basic chords down introduce him to the circle of fifths; then he’ll not only be able to play songs but also understand why certain chords sound good together – because they’re relative to each other harmonically. There are any number of diagrams/videos on the web laying it out.

    After that comes fretboard navigation; I suggest the CAGED system. Intros available for free on the web.

    With this tool you’re breaking out of the “cowboy chords” level most people get stuck in and starting to get into basic musical theory, a knowledge of which is very useful even for guitarists. Not so much for drummers though 😉

    Good luck to him and practice, practice, practice!

  197. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    a dickhead is still a dickhead by any other name

    Rich pickings here…..

    so profound, so witty, so original, the culmination of a 1 billion years of evolution. bravo!

  198. struth

    Big day in America. Two Russian oligarchs arrested by SDNY cops trying to flee to Vienna after meeting with Giuliani and facing subpoenas from the Democrats over the Ukraine scandal. They look very much like bagmen for Putin’s funnelling of funds to a string of senior Republican pols, including the House Leader.

    The entire Republican Party is a subdivision of the Russian mob by this point.

    And right on queue, in Comes Monty with his near half decade long TDS gossip.

    FMD.

    Now there’s got to be

    f) found your tits on the floor.

    Any day now Monty, …………………any day.

  199. lotocoti

    “I’m horrified at the idea we would say that after having Kurds fight our battle for us – because we don’t want to send troops there – and then say, ‘OK, you’re on your own.’”

    And yet, ten seconds after it’s alleged some doe-eyed waif has stopped a chunk of Mk84,
    Mrs George Clooney is on the blower to the UN, chucking about words like war and crime.

  200. Tom

    The entire Republican Party is a subdivision of the Russian mob by this point.

    LOL. Monty, you’re not expected to believe this gibberish. It’s just Twitter talking points for the dumb, ignorant Dem-voting plebs.

  201. Geriatric Mayfly

    … on the same day that this green left loon unveiled a Melbourne City Council plan to virtually ban cars from the CBD [paywalled front-page lead story in this morning’s Herald Sun].

    The very same warrioress who is flying the ban smoking kite, which will apply to the whole CBD. She should be on Darebin Council.

  202. cohenite

    Fuck off fat bastard.

    In other new why we are collectively stuffed; the msm at work:

    Climate sceptics are just as crazy as Extinction Rebellion

    David Penberthy Daily Telegraph October 11, 2019

    Here’s a cheery question: Is the world going to come to an end as a result of climate change? The world, at least as we know it, would come to an end sooner than would be the case if the more radical prescriptions of Extinction Rebellion were adopted as government policy. Air travel, motor cars, mining, agriculture, factories — even farting cows — would all be in the crosshairs to ensure the planet reaches net zero emissions by 2025.

    But here’s the thing — the world will definitely come to an end if the scientifically bereft views of climate-change sceptics are allowed to dominate or infect public policy.

    Over the past week, the rattier members of Extinction Rebellion have created a target-rich environment for those who would ridicule climate-change adherents as a bunch of apocalyptic nut-jobs.

    Certainly, one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while is that English bloke who chained himself to a hearse in London and, as the police were trying to untether him and whack him into a paddy wagon, started weeping uncontrollably while holding a photo of his two toddlers, saying he was just trying to save the planet because he loved his kids.

    Blokes like this — and agitated youngsters such as the hysterical Greta Thunberg — help create a lazy perception that all this protesting is nothing more than the public workings of an obsessive cult.

    It is the other cult that interests me. It is a cult in the true sense of the word, in that it has absolutely nothing to do with science, indeed is openly hostile and derisive towards science.

    This cult has everything to do with a gaggle of self-styled iconoclasts cherry picking or ignoring research to suit its own agenda. That agenda is framed around doing absolutely nothing about the reality of climate change.

    And amid the Nutbush dancing in the middle of intersections and the excruciating street theatre at “Die-Ins” in our city malls, I am still left with one question: Who is more ignorant — the bloke dangling from a harness under Brisbane’s Storey bridge or the newspaper columnist, conservative politician or self-centred industrialist, who, with no scientific basis at all, would recklessly assert that this whole climate change thing is nonsense?

    If you have even a passing interest in and knowledge of mainstream science, you would know that sea levels are rising more than they have been historically, ice is melting faster than it has been, that the oceans are getting warmer.

    Yet we have a bunch of people, barely any with a skerrick of scientific training, who arrogantly posture as knowing more than the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and David Attenborough combined…

    Fuck I know more than the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and David Attenborough combined.

  203. Roger

    Roger Roger.

    (I had to do it.)

    Old muso’s joke:

    Q. What do you call a bloke who hangs out with musicians?

    A. A drummer.

    Boom tish!

    (Likewise, I had to do it.)

  204. thefrollickingmole

    “Eat your Peas” Parasite of wall to wall leftoid propaganda worried its hosts might be abandoning it.

    Only reading the headlines Im guessing the cure is more Öther peoples money”.

    Government must help BBC fund TV licences for over-75s, say MPs
    MPs ‘deeply concerned’ about corporation’s finances amid the threat from Netflix and the exodus of younger viewers

    MPs have warned about the increasingly dire state of the BBC’s finances as competition from Netflix pushes up the cost of making programmes, and called on the government to find a way of ensuring all over-75s continue to receive a free TV licence.

    The House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee said that they are deeply concerned about the BBC’s current reliance on income from the TV licence as younger viewers drift away from traditional television channels.

    They also called on the government to work with the BBC to help ensure all older viewers continue to receive a free TV licence. Responsibility was covering the cost was shifted from the government to the broadcaster following a deal in 2015, but this year it announced that over-75s would have to pay the £154.50 cost from June next year. Exemptions will be made for individuals who are in receipt of pension tax credit.


    The report concluded that the chaotic and brief negotiations in 2015 that left the BBC picking up the cost were a “flawed process on all sides that gave no opportunity for consultation with licence fee payers”, criticising the director general, Tony Hall, for a lack of transparency. It suggested that there was never any intention on the BBC’s part to find the hundreds of millions of pounds a year required to maintain the benefit.

    Damian Collins, the committee chair, said: “This is an invidious position for the BBC to put itself in. It agreed to fund a pensioner benefit that it couldn’t afford and as a result, false reassurances were given to the over-75s that their free licence fees would be maintained.”

    The MP for Folkestone & Hythe added: “The BBC and the government must reach an agreement to allow the funding of free licence fees for the over-75s to continue after 2020.”

    ..
    The committee cited data about under-34s who spend on average more than twice as much time each day watching YouTube than they do BBC 1, BBC2, ITV 1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 combined, suggesting that there is a danger that income will continue to diminish in the coming years as younger viewers simply choose not to pay the licence fee.

    Yup, all about the need to have unlimited funds…

  205. struth

    After that comes fretboard navigation; I suggest the CAGED system. Intros available for free on the web

    Yes correct.
    You don’t need to ask me, KD, it’s all on the net these days.

  206. Q. What do you call a bloke who hangs out with musicians?

    Q. How do you tell when there is a drummer at the door?
    A. The knock speeds up.

  207. Tom

    The Democratic Party zombies who control Minneapolis City Council have tried to bill the Trump campaign $530K for security for tonight’s rally — the first time in history the council has tried to levy any party for a campaign event. Trump told them to get pharqued.

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I buy guitars and related stuff inline every Christmas for my sixteen year old grandson. He gives my his list, I grab my Amex. Symbiosis.

    So many aspiring teenage guitarists. What are we going to do with them all? 🙂

  209. stackja

    thefrollickingmole
    #3181304, posted on October 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

    George Orwell supposedly based the Ministry of Truth on the BBC.

  210. struth

    I would add that the only problem that the self taught on the net may have, is knowing what order to study music in.
    Hence you setting out the order, Roger.
    Would you agree that the order the information comes in is very important?

  211. Roger

    Q. How do you tell when there is a drummer at the door?
    A. The knock speeds up.

    LOL.

    Once had an excitable drummer who would speed up as a song was played, which led to the bass player walking over, standing in front of his kit and looking at him very sternly. They never got on and we soon broke up.

  212. EvilElvis

    How do you pronounce ‘ranga’? Does it rhyme with banger, hangar or danger or anger? I’ve never heard anyone say it

    After a question like that you should hand your nickname back in, DrBG.

  213. vr

    Four Corners whistleblower sued by Murdoch University after raising concerns about international students

    A university academic who spoke out about international student admission standards and welfare is being counter-sued for damages by his employer after appearing on a Four Corners program.
    Key points:

    A Four Corners investigation found Murdoch University was one of a number of Australian universities admitting international students below its own published English standards
    Dr Gerd Schroder-Turk appeared in the program and has commenced legal action against the university under the Fair Work Act
    Murdoch University has filed a cross-claim law suit seeking damages for money lost since he spoke publicly

    Federal Court documents reveal Murdoch University in Western Australia is seeking compensation from Associate Professor Gerd Schroder-Turk, claiming it has lost millions of dollars in revenue due to a reduction in international student numbers since the program aired.

    Dr Schroder-Turk was one of three Murdoch academics who told a Four Corners investigation in May that they were concerned for the welfare of a group of Indian students who were failing courses in higher than normal numbers.

    Four Corners found Murdoch University was one of a number of Australian universities admitting international students below its own published English standards, or through other means without taking an independent English test.

  214. struth

    So many aspiring teenage guitarists. What are we going to do with them all?

    Not many of them get up to gig standard.
    You might note the soft style of the new age female soloist.
    That’s because they can’t do much else and disguise their lack of ability with pretending to “bare it back”

    Yawn……………..although there are some great young players around, the lack of commitment to the instrument by the rest and I’m guessing the distraction of social media and stuff, means those that can play can still do alright.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    Hahaha!

    The Whistleblower worked with… Joe Biden.

    And accompanied him on trips to Ukraine.

  216. 1735099

    More interesting Hansard extracts –

    Thursday, 26 October 1972 – Phillip Lynch replying to QoN from Jim Cairns –
    (a) During the period from 1st January 1968 to 30th June 1972, prosecution action has been initiated against 1,625 men for failure to register as required; (b) In the period 1st July 1972 to 30th September 1972, completed prosecutions numbered 200. A further 237 cases had been referred to the Attorney-General’s Department with a view to prosecution action.

    So the number of 20 year olds failing to register at this time was about 400 more than the number of NS volunteers – (1625 against 1222).
    (See #3181217, as posted upthread).
    So less than 1% took either of the two most definitive options (not registering or volunteering) and a further 0.94% took the CMF option.
    The rest (over 98%) took their chances.
    The odds of being balloted in were about 1 in 12.
    Young men back then were a pragmatic lot.

  217. Roger

    Would you agree that the order the information comes in is very important?

    Yes, very much so, struth. The teaching of any instrument is done in stages accompanied by appropriate theory. Then you really get to see how music works and you also build confidence and competence by mastering each level to the best of your abilities before advancing to the next level. There’s no sound reason why guitar should be different.

    A professional teacher is good in that regard.

    But with guitar they also know that for fun there’s nothing like learning a few licks even though you don’t know what you’re doing or why they work.

  218. 1735099

    I’m a proud socialist, as I believe that we are essentially social beings and we live better quality lives if we care for each other.

    ++++

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