Tuesday Forum: October 8, 2019

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  1. struth

    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.

    I had a left wing drummer (like most musos) who would take the confliction that comes with playing in my band and his desire to do the gig, out on his drum kit.
    Also once had a series of gigs lined up with the ex drummer for the Village people who had moved to Australia.
    Bloody big black bastard certainly wasn’t gay as well, I couldn’t get him back on stage after the set breaks as he was too busy chatting up the girls.
    At least he turned up to the gig…………………………………………………….

  2. Boambee John

    m0nty

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

    The Wussian mob are quite broadminded, they also have a Demorat Party sub-division. As for the rest of the Demorats, the rest of the Demorat Party has been a subdivision of the CCP for decades.

    Bet that bit wasn’t included in the DNC, MSM, Soros talking points email.

  3. stackja

    Tensions flare in NT island community following footy final

    Police are on standby after young men brandishing makeshift weapons exchanged violent threats at the weekend.
    NT News
    Subscriber only

    October 9, 2019 1:06pm

    TENSIONS have flared on Elcho Island after community members brandishing makeshift weapons exchanged violent threats following a local league final at the weekend.

    An NT Police spokeswoman said there was an “increase in anti-social behaviour” in Galiwinku involving two groups of young men arguing after the Aussie rules match on Friday night.

    “A number of families became involved and threats of violence were exchanged,” she said.

    “Police worked with local elders who assisted with mediating between the groups which stopped any violence from escalating.”

    The spokeswoman said police responded to a total of 10 separate disturbances during the weekend and while no further violence had been reported since, additional units remained on standby and “proactive patrols (were) continuing in an effort to settle the community”.

    “While some make shift weapons were brandished by both parties during some of the disturbances, none were used nor has any further violence been reported to police,” she said.

    “Police would like to thank the tireless efforts of community leaders and liaison officers in helping to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation.”

  4. stackja

    Protesters clash with CBD construction worker

    A traffic controller in Melbourne’s CBD has clashed with climate protesters this morning, labelling the demonstration “a waste of time.” It comes as activists caused another day of peak-hour mayhem.
    Aneeka Simonis and Tamsin Rose, Herald Sun
    October 11, 2019 10:37am

    Climate protesters have clashed with two people while blockading multiple offices on Collins St.

    Traffic controller Carmie, who did not provide her surname, was pushed out by a group of protesters who were blocking the entrance to Oceanagold.

    She was trying to free colleagues who were trapped inside by the activists.

    The worker ducked under a protest banner but was stopped and pushed out.

    “I nearly punched the chick with the glasses,” she told the Herald Sun.

  5. struth

    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.

    They used to teach note by note string by string.
    This had the desired effect of boring new students to giving up so there were less guitarists around.
    My theory anyway.
    I always got some campfire chords in early to keep them interested, and quick in with theory with relative minors.
    Found that opened up scales etc.

  6. No zippy.

    I’m not going to side with some arsehole ticket inspector.

    If they really wanted to prove or disprove anything, they could have matched boarding records to Apple Pay accounts, or checked on the bus/train CCTV.

    It is just as bad as being fined for drinking water or fined for using Apple Pay ion a drive thru.

  7. Southern District of New York “cops”…

    You mean the FBI. Or you don’t even read what you are sent by Journo List. Or you can’t think critically.

    Pick at least one one of the last two.

  8. Oh come on

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

    LOL!

    He just can’t let Wussia go.

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

    Which is Trump bombed/hit the Assad regime with stand off cruise missiles?

    You offensively stupid idiot, montel.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    More Hansard*:

    ‘I didn’t have a crystal ball in 1969’

    You volunteered, Liability Bob. You had a choice, so you didn’t really need one.

    *Diet Hansard. For when quoting stuff from past is fun.

  11. areff

    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”

    Not all girls.

  12. DrBeauGan

    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.

    Damn. My cover has been blown. It was asking about how to pronounce ‘ranga’, wasn’t it?

  13. BrettW

    Heard on the radio about 30 Mins ago that Extinction Reb cult members are gathering on the William Story Bridge in Brisbane with plans to block it.

    This is 5th consecutive day and we can thank the Judiciary for their total failure to support the police who have arrested some of the protesters multiple times. Serge been arrested 8 times so far with no conviction recorded and no attempt by the magistrates to deter them by increasing the sentences.

    Might have missed it but not heard anything from the new Police Commissioner. A few years back she was in charge of G20 Security arrangements so you would think she could come up with an effective plan.

    Without consequences to their actions others will be encouraged to join in and ER numbers will grow.

    Qld response so far very poor.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    mole, just before:

    A TV licence for older viewers? Surely I’ve read that incorrectly.

    No country would be stupid enough to have licences for owning TVs, let alone watching them.

  15. struth

    areff……..do you like Heart as well?
    Great girls (and guys) in that band………….

  16. struth

    Dot, are you the guy in the green dope suit and matching cowboy hat in the LDP photos there?

  17. Oh come on

    From the WSJ:

    U.S. prosecutors announced charges against two Soviet-born donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee who helped Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to investigate Democrat Joe Biden.

    If only they were Wussians!

  18. Roger

    areff……..do you like Heart as well?
    Great girls (and guys) in that band………….

    Heart were good but before them there was Fanny (American not British, obviously!).

    Some clips available on You Tube.

  19. Eyrie

    “Qld response so far very poor.”
    Bring out the water cannons and truncheons. Break some heads.

  20. struth

    U.S. prosecutors announced charges against two Soviet-born donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee

    People that don’t want the communism they fleed catching up with them.

  21. thefrollickingmole

    No country would be stupid enough to have licences for owning TVs, let alone watching them.

    Oh my fragile child you have so much to learn….

    https://www.quora.com/Has-anyone-been-jailed-for-not-paying-their-TV-licence-in-the-UK

    You can’t be imprisoned for not paying the TV licence fee, just fined. However, if you don’t pay the fine and the courts (not the Licence Authority) impose a fine (up to £1000) and you don’t pay that then you can be sent to prison.

    Every year there are about 180,000 prosecutions a year (one tenth of all cases handled by magistrates courts in England and Wales) for non-payment and dozens (32 in 2015) have been sent to prison, although Scottish courts (Scotland has a different legal system) do not imprison people for not paying the fine, Unlike non payment of utility bills which do not attract criminal sanctions the licence fee, uniquely, does. Attempts by the government to decriminalise this a few years ago were blocked by the BBC.

    A lady was sentenced to prison in Belfast last year for just this, although was soon released after a public outcry, given she was old and had health issues.

    http://tv-licensing.blogspot.com/

    Its shit, and it spends a lot of time and resources “monitoring” any opponents of the tax.

  22. areff

    Quite like Heart, especially that Stairway to Heaven cover posted at the Cat a couple of weeks ago. Am really keen on this gal’s playing, Samantha Fish

  23. areff

    And with the great Buddy Guy

  24. struth

    Heart were good but before them there was Fanny (American not British, obviously!).

    Long clip but what I saw was good.
    Will check it out later.
    Thanks Roger.
    I’m gone…………………..

  25. struth

    snap vr.

    Now must go.
    Have a good day.

  26. vr

    Susan Tedeschi is good, but Derek Trucks is better guitarist. Listen to the last 5 mins of the tune above.

  27. John Constantine

    Apparently the sports shoe companies, like Nike and Adidas control what can be said about China.

  28. Roger

    Long clip but what I saw was good.
    Will check it out later.

    Well worth it, struth.

    Susan Tedeschi is good, but Derek Trucks is better guitarist.

    Derek Trucks is better than most, on slide anyway.

  29. Tom

    Trump is getting aggro (pointing to the fake news churnalists in the audience): “Crooked (opinion) polls are just the same as crooked writers”. “We’re draining the swamp”. “The Democrats are getting desperate”. Yuuge applause from 20,000 Trump voters in Minneapolis.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    Geelong gentle-jogging-around-with-a-football chick Meg McDonald is one of the 30% of AFLW tarts that voted against the bargaining agreement which will no doubt result in the axing of that ‘competition’.

    The Tony Liberatore lookalike spake thusly:

    ‘Fundamentally, every player wants it to be successful and a sustained competition and working towards that. We absolutely all fundamentally agree on that point. We’ve got different ideas on how we might get there and a timeline, because the playing group is so diverse and we’ve all had different understanding.’

    So she’s appointed herself a spokeschick for all the AFLW players. There’s a bit of that going around at present.

    Also, her reference to the ‘diverse playing group’ presumably means there’s one or two possible heterosexuals in there somewhere.

    ‘We just want to be paid for the hours of work that we do. All of us are hustling and trying to make this as good as it can possibly be.’

    The problem here, darling, is that the ‘work’ you apparently do isn’t of much value, so you’re paid accordingly.

    And we can see you hustling, sweetheart. Plain for all to see.

    (Paywalled Currant Bun.)

  31. areff

    ‘These people are sick…”

    Trump live

  32. John Constantine

    The price of basing your economy on slave labour.

    The slaves make cheap shoes, and the slavemasters make enough money from selling the shoes to you that they can buy our quisling elites, and The Ton can then enforce your silence.

    Comrade Maaaaaaates

  33. mh

    BrettW
    #3181342, posted on October 11, 2019 at 11:36 am
    Heard on the radio about 30 Mins ago that Extinction Reb cult members are gathering on the William Story Bridge in Brisbane with plans to block it.

    An ER spokesman was on the news about 8.00am giving plans for the day, including plans to block
    William Jolly bridge. There is nothing secret or any surprise moves to catch the authorities hopping. The Qld Labor govt knows exactly what they are going to do and the Qld Police are used as enablers for Extinction Rebellion.

  34. John Constantine

    We observe no multi-millionaire athlete taking a knee for the peasants the Tyrant is clearing from their lands, or the free folk about to be chained in Hong Kong.

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    mole,

    Unbelievable. Just frigging unbelievable.

    No wonder they’ve turned to shit.

  36. John Constantine

    If you want to know who owns you as a slave, figure out who can compel your silence.

    Comrades.

  37. Knuckle Dragger:

    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?

    It will only have any impact – and that a minimal one – if they all go to Brussels.

  38. Tom

    Hahaha. “Joe’s son got thrown out of the navy and became a genius on Wall Street…” Trump is turning the Bidens into a very entertaining stump soap opera.

  39. John Constantine

    https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Smart-Oven/dp/B07PB21SRV

    Domestic robot chef just got closer.

    Introducing Amazon Smart Oven – 4-in-1 convection oven, microwave, air fryer, and food warmer, Works with Alexa – A Certified for Humans Device

  40. areff

    “because he kissed Obama’s arse”

    Having just seen Frydenberg hail Jon Faine as fair and unbaised, and Littleproud declare himself a settled-science warmist, I’m at peak Trump envy once more.

  41. Roger

    vr,

    Derek Trucks plays some ragas on slide and incorprates that style into blues.

    Mike Bloomfield was probably the first to incorporate the modal style into rock guitar on the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s East-West album, following the lead of jazz players like Coltrane.

    Which also reminds me that Jeff Buckley would sing Qawwali songs live in Hindi accompanying himself on a Telecaster in drop tuning. Yuo have to have a very good ear to do that.

  42. lotocoti

    if they all go to Brussels.

    It’s what the Belgians do best.
    Host invading armies.

  43. Roger

    The Qld Labor govt knows exactly what they are going to do and the Qld Police are used as enablers for Extinction Rebellion.

    And the magistrates go soft on them in court.

    Mind you, if this continues indefinitely there will be a political backlash at the polls.

  44. Mother Lode

    as I believe that we are essentially social beings and we live better quality lives if we care for each other

    Is it still social when a government assumes ownership of that society and controls it through coercive means?

    To the extent humans are naturally social beings they do not need a government to impose behaviours. As soon as government does they are forcing people to act contrary to their natural impulses.

    Moreover, it changes the nature of personal interaction. People who associate according to their own inclinations form bonds. When an external entity puts them together and tells them how to interact the relationship is with the external entity, and the other person is only ever an object in this transaction. And socialist governments like this – keeps the people fractured and frightened – compliant.

    Of course socialist governments have nothing to do with human society. They are about forcing people to serve an abstract collective as dictated by an elite, and when it comes to a choice between the collective and the individual, the individual is dispensable.

  45. thefrollickingmole

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3181377, posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm
    mole,

    Unbelievable. Just frigging unbelievable.

    No wonder they’ve turned to shit

    In a way its actually better than our straight appropriation from taxation.
    The resentment at being coerced and bullied into paying for proaganda & diversiteeee as well as the horror stories of granny being menaced by the debt collectors really hurts them

    Then there are own goals like this.
    Its real.

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  46. Mother Lode

    He just can’t let Wussia go.

    Any day now. Any daaaaaay…

  47. vr

    roger.

    Check this jazz trio out. The guitarist is steeped in carnatic (south indian classical) music.

  48. mh

    The whole ER thing in Brisbane is a Labor charade.

    Sure there are a few arrests, but the protestors will already have been told that nothing will come of it.

    Anastasia and Jackie, along with Police Commissioner Katarina, are giving the middle finger to anyone who works in Greater Brisbane. They are laughing at us.

  49. vr

    Roger — Never heard of Mike Bloomfiled. will check him out.

  50. Mother Lode

    We hear about the ongoing mayhem by the climate ratbags in Melbourne and Brisbane.

    Are there similar disgorgings of climate faecal matter in Sydney?

  51. Roger

    Thanks vr, will do. I think I’ve seen him before but not that clip.

  52. thefrollickingmole

    Its also worth noting the arrest of the 2 “ex-soviet citizens” comes after they were apparently giving Gulliani info on the Biden corruption allegations.

    Very convenient.

    Also the rule changes to make heresay whistleblower reports actionable was backdated so it didnt look like it was done just to allow the complaints to go forward.
    https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/07/intel-community-ig-stonewalling-congress-on-backdated-whistleblower-rule-changes/
    RTWT
    The swamp is deep, and stinking.

    In tense testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Friday, the inspector general for federal spy agencies refused to disclose why his office backdated secret changes to key whistleblower forms and rules in the wake of an anti-Trump whistleblower complaint filed in August, sources told The Federalist.

    As The Federalist reported and the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) confirmed, the spy watchdog secretly changed its whistleblower forms and internal rules in September to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence to support any allegations of wrongdoing. In a press release last week, the ICIG confessed that it changed its rules in response to an anti-Trump complaint filed on August 12. That complaint, which was declassified and released by President Donald Trump in September, was based entirely on second-hand information, much of which was shown to be false following the declassification and release of a telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

  53. 1735099

    You volunteered, Liability Bob. You had a choice, so you didn’t really need one.

    Gomer commits GBH on the English language.
    He classifies registering for national service (to avoid a criminal offence and deregistration as a teacher) as “volunteering”.
    So the other 805000 plus who did exactly the same as I did and registered, by that definition, were also “volunteers”.
    The stupid – it burns…..

  54. Bruce in WA

    I remember as a kid when we had TV licences in WA. “Detector” vans would go up and down the streets at night looking for the distinctive blue TV light in the windows, then check to see if that address had a licence.

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This place is smelling of roses once more. Nice. Sometimes it isn’t bad to have what my Sainted Mother used to call ‘a good clear out’.

    She did it with something called Eno’s Liver Salts. Or for us, Castor Oil.

  56. Roger

    Roger — Never heard of Mike Bloomfiled. will check him out.

    Best work is with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, vr, the two early albums (not counting his work on Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited!)

    Pioneers of blues rock; but the East-West album concludes with a 13 minute jam in which he blends in modal lines. Unfortunately this was 1965 so the sound quality isn’t great and you can’t hear all of what he is doing. This track inspired later jam bands like the Allman Brothers – there’s the Derek Trucks connection.

  57. thefrollickingmole

    Numberwang wishes he had the fortitude to have refused conscription, and will never forgive or forget the government of the day for forcing him to choose between spastic herding and his own sense of moral superiority.

    Sad.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He classifies registering for national service (to avoid a criminal offence and deregistration as a teacher) as “volunteering”.

    Numbers Ho had a perfectly legal, legitimate, alternative to being conscripted. It’s all on Page 45 of Mark Dapin’s book.

  59. Top Ender

    Qld response so far very poor.

    That’s what happens when you install soft activist judges under a Labor government.

    (Not that the Liberals ever install hard ones.)

    Must be interesting in Palachook’s office watching her electoral advantage slide down the drain.

  60. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Soviet Constitution was founded on meeting the needs of ‘essentially social beings’. A fantastic document that led to untold happiness and satisfaction for millions. Cheerful squalor abounding and those wonderful gulag holiday camps.

  61. Shy Ted

    There’s an awful lot of plastic water bottles on these eco friendly, woke Qantas flights. Prolly a special type of plastic with inbuilt virtue.

  62. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Homer commits GBH on the English language’

    Liability Bob commits GBH (I’m assuming it’s the party drug, not the TV-inspired term for naughtiness) on his own self-worth.

    Could have done two years in minimum security tending a vague garden but chose instead to go along with it for the benefits, and made a complete pest of himself doing it – partly through spite, and partly due to not wanting to go near the scary men.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The never-ending story of Numbers and his terrible experience of conscription. Episode seven thousand and three, on now at Catallaxy. Lucky it’s time for lunch for the rest of us

    Carry on Numbers. Tell you what. Just put up the word ibid. Saves you time and soooo much easier to scroll.

    Don’t thank me, you’re welcome. Saving pixels to save the world from Climate Extinction.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    mole,

    Appreciated. They must live Big Brother over there.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    *love Big Brother*

    In a comradely, platonic manner of course.

  66. Rex Mango

    The video that Steve T. posted at 2AM is like a 15min Director’s Cut of the VB Commercial.

  67. Knuckle Dragger

    Criminy.

    *vegie garden*

  68. Roger

    Must be interesting in Palachook’s office watching her electoral advantage slide down the drain.

    Her solution thus far is to flag “harsh” new laws…which the magistrates will not enforce.

    Anna, the chickens have come home to roost.

  69. 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.

    The passengers will complain about the whine coming from the top of the plane.
    At least until you hit about 30,000 feet.

  70. John64

    In an appropriate juxtaposition; Jon Fainefilth OAM signs off and rides off on his scooter into his defined benefits superannuated sunset on the same day as his far-left green-commie XR mates gives another massive up yours to the citizenry of Yarragrad, just like Fainefilth himself has been doing for the past 23 years.

  71. Tom

    I think Trump just won the 2020 election, including Minnesota. Great speech about attending the return of US bodies from the Middle East and Afghanistan and mothers throwing themselves on coffins. I think there was a tear is his eye and he denounced “these reckless foreign adventures”.

  72. Percy Popinjay

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

    Rhythm guitarists in St Ruth’s backing band.

    Ship them off to Kurdistan with Jimmy Barnes where he can scream incessantly about world peace.

    Lock them in the UN Security Council Chamber with a ginourmous bank of Nigel Tufnell’s amps.

  73. Bruce in WA
    #3181402, posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    I remember as a kid when we had TV licences in WA. “Detector” vans would go up and down the streets at night looking for the distinctive blue TV light in the windows, then check to see if that address had a licence.

    What a bunch of arsewipes.

  74. bern,

    Please stop reading Krugman!

    Jimmy Dore is enough.

  75. Every year there are about 180,000 prosecutions a year (one tenth of all cases handled by magistrates courts in England and Wales) for non-payment and dozens (32 in 2015) have been sent to prison

    What an aggressively stupid waste of resources and deprivation of liberty.

  76. 1735099

    Numbers Ho had a perfectly legal, legitimate, alternative to being conscripted. It’s all on Page 45 of Mark Dapin’s book.

    You’d better sort out with your mate the difference between “alternative” and “volunteering”.
    You both seem more than a little confused.
    You’d also better read Dapin again.
    You obviously missed this bit (also from p45) –

    The myth of the volunteer was too clear-cut ever to be true, but it is worth considering the meaning behind this mythology, and why the idea continues to animate veterans.
    Ernest Benjamin Morris asked why so many veterans prefer to think of themselves as volunteers, and wrote, ‘ One possible reason is that it increases the prestige of Vietnam veterans if they can claim they were volunteers just like those who went to all the heroic, nation-building battles of World War one. It is much more heroic to have chosen to become a warrior’.
    However, the clearest function of the volunteer myth is that it absolves the government of blame: if a man knows anything else about the army, he knows never to volunteer for anything. And, if every man in Vietnam chose to fight, then none were compelled to die. It is a way of blaming the soldiers, if not for the war, then at least for their own fate: the dead were all willing fighters; they knew the risks.
    The idea of the national serviceman as a volunteer us a post war construction”.

    He’s on the money with this comment, which explains pretty well why veterans such as Johnno become “animated”. They try to rationalise the absurdity of conscription in peacetime to take sides in a civil war on foreign soil, and attempt to rewrite history in the process. They also assume that everyone else had the same motivations as they did, often driven by the bitterness engendered by the ultimate failure of an enterprise in which they had invested strongly.
    This gives rise to lies such as “Every national serviceman who went to Vietnam was a volunteer”.
    It’s this “why” question which I find fascinating. Why do these lies persist?

    Numberwang wishes he had the fortitude to have refused conscription,

    No – I’ve done OK – I’ve survived, and lived long enough to enjoy some of the benefits of operational service. Over 200 hundred Nashos didn’t, and when bullshit memes such as the one above do the rounds those men are dishonoured by these lies. The least we owe them is to respectfully tell the truth about their sacrifice.
    To quote Piaf, je ne regrette rien, but it has taught me never to compromise my beliefs and to call out bullshit (like the Anzackery driven myth above) at every opportunity.
    I will also continue to call out the hypocrisy of a Coalition government which shamefully used Nashos to cling on to power, and then dumped them like hot potatoes when they where no longer political collateral.
    I regret nothing, but I remember everything.

  77. Percy Popinjay

    What an aggressively stupid waste of resources and deprivation of liberty.

    At least you can’t allege that about my proposals for the poor li’l guitarists.

  78. Mater

    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.

    Such a shame Australian airports don’t have ‘Bird Baths’.

    https://youtu.be/inV-XepvtQo

    They’re designed to clean crap and corruption off planes!

  79. Delcon

    Tom
    #3181429, posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I think Trump just won the 2020 election, including Minnesota. Great speech about attending the return of US bodies from the Middle East and Afghanistan and mothers throwing themselves on coffins. I think there was a tear is his eye and he denounced “these reckless foreign adventures”.

    It doesn’t matter how reckless they were. The fact on the ground was that last week there was a US military presence in Northern Syria, and Trump instructed these troops to just folded up and run away in a big hurry, to quickly make way for Erdogan’s tanks to cross the border to slaughter Kurds.
    You just don’t do that. That’s what Obama did in Iraq, consequently gifting humanity with ISIS. And Trump, who just bragged in a rally how much stronger he has made the US military, has effectively done the same. If you have a military presence somewhere, you only leave on your own terms, or are effectively defeated.

  80. I will also continue to call out the hypocrisy of a Coalition government which shamefully used Nashos to cling on to power, and then dumped them like hot potatoes when they where no longer political collateral.

    They also shamefully sent soldiers to fight the Juche and prevent an Indonesian influenced communist takeover of Malaysia.

    Just shameful, isn’t it, Cháu Trai Ho?

    Like how Gillard committed troops and the RAAF to Afghanistan and against Daesh?

    Shameful really. If only Supreme Emperor Kerry “Mittens” Nettle was our overlord of this shit stained gulag, right?

  81. Rex Mango

    Mater, Edinburgh has a bird bath, they use it to wash down maritime patrol aircraft post flight to get rid of the salt. Was originally installed I think for nuke decomtanimation during Maralinga. Some reckon the high pressure water just forces salt into cracks in the airframe.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    Delcon please change your moniker to Neocon.

    The jig is up.

  83. John Constantine

    https://mmpconnect.com/lt-governor-urges-non-violent-marijuana-offenders-to-apply-for-pardon/

    We want people to get pardoned, because if they get pardoned then their record is not available for public perusal,” Hargreaves said.

    All the more reason, he said, to make the pardon’s process easier.

    “They have a much better chance of getting a job, finding a place to live, of reintegrating themselves into the community,” Hargreaves said.

    Each application for a pardon will be reviewed by the Board of Pardons, which the Lt. Governor oversees.

    “The board of pardons is creating a separate stream for those simple offenses,” says Christina Kauffman, Fetterman’s Press Secretary. “We have people whose lives are being jammed up related to charges for something that essentially, in many states, is not even illegal. These are people who haven’t harmed anybody but who were in simple possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia.”

  84. Mater

    Was originally installed I think for nuke decomtanimation during Maralinga.

    Impressive, but would it be effective on ‘self-adhesive swamp scum’?

  85. Rex Mango

    Mentioning Maralinga reminds me of the conscripts who got to enjoy the fun of advancing upon a mushroom cloud, hmmm…

  86. Rex Mango

    IT, think the spelling is gig.

  87. John Constantine

    https://smallcaps.com.au/perth-mint-launches-worlds-first-government-guaranteed-gold-backed-crypto-token/

    The world’s first government-sponsored gold crypto token has been launched by Australia’s state-owned The Perth Mint, as part of a wider campaign to digitise its gold inventory.

    Precious metals digitisation company InfiniGold, a spinout from Rozetta Ventures and part of the RoZetta Group, has announced the launch of the Perth Mint Gold Token (PMGT), a digital token backed by GoldPass certificates already being issued by the Perth Mint – currently the world’s largest refiner of newly mined gold.

    The PMGT will be the first digital gold token on a public blockchain backed by government-guaranteed gold with hopes of complementing the existing institutional gold market.

    The move to digitise gold via public ledger was hailed as “a natural progression for the global commodity markets”

  88. If you have a military presence somewhere, you only leave on your own terms, or are effectively defeated.

    Didn’t they?

    They bombed the crap out of ISIS and Assad and are going without incident.

  89. Rex Mango
    #3181450, posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Mentioning Maralinga reminds me of the conscripts who got to enjoy the fun of advancing upon a mushroom cloud, hmmm…

    What does Mark Dapin say on p 45?

  90. Rex Mango

    Checked & Jig is origin of the phrase.

  91. Rex Mango

    Mater, from a site selling birdbaths – no mention of self-adhesive swamp scum:

    The BirdBath is intended for taxi-through application of clear water for the purpose of rinsing corrosive agents from the surfaces of aircraft. This system removes dust, salt and other corrosion causing contaminates from the entire outer structure of the aircraft in less than one minute and can be configured to process almost any number of aircraft per day.

  92. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3181445, posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Delcon please change your moniker to Neocon.

    The jig is up.

    So, the guy who thinks that true conservatives should appreciate that the Australian Trade Union movement is nothing more and nothing less than the champions of the Australian working class is offering to give me advice about whether or not I am a true conservative?
    If it’s OK with you, I’ll give it a miss, IT.

  93. Tom

    As I said, Delcon, Trump is in the process of winning the 2020 election. Americans are tired of the neverending stream of body bags and family grief.

    If you don’t understand politics, I can’t help you.

  94. Rex Mango

    At least before departing for overseas service, conscripts could opt out, but at Maralinga they were told it was a harmless training drill.

  95. We need to commit to Afghanistan for 10, 20 or maybe even 100 years.

    Yes, even little old Australia.

    You know it makes sense.

  96. Johno

    I served in three different Battalions in SVN and every nasho was given the option of not going. That is a lot more service than you had sniffy, and a lot more than Dapin and the other pinhead you quoted.

    You have no regard for the truth whatsoever, you twist the truth to assuage your guilt for having dogged it.

    Now do your usual trick of shifting the goalposts, argue about something else and quote some other boofhead who noone cares about.

  97. Knuckle Dragger

    Reckon you’ve touched a nerve there, Zulu.

    ‘rationalise the absurdity of conscription’

    ‘Taught me never to compromise my beliefs’

    If you felt so strongly, you know what you could have done, but dogged it.

    And then abandoned the people who put up with you in the scrub. Dogged it.

    You’ve amply demonstrated your belief is what’s most convenient for you at the time, and your ability to apparently participate in the camaraderie and esprit de corps when it suits you and your white-knighting antics – and yet moan about how vastly unfair it is when you think you have an audience.

    Exhibit A – your unseemly display of public refusal of a Nasho decoration. Which, by the way is still somewhere in your sock drawer.

    Isn’t it?

  98. thefrollickingmole

    but it has taught me never to compromise my beliefs

    he posts after demonstrating he did compromise set of beliefs….

    What a maroon.

    And just to save Numberwang, yes its a deliberate misspelling)

    https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-25808.html

  99. Percy Popinjay

    If you don’t understand politics, I can’t help you.

    He needs to shipped off to one of Iamplonker’s ten day struggle sessions for collectivists.

  100. thefrollickingmole

    Sinc can you ban Percy for promoting cruel, vile and unusual punishments.

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    je ne regrette nien.

    Chopper Read’s life motto. And scrawled across his guts in prison ink, complete with spelling mistakes.

    If you think about it long enough, Liability Bob, it’s somehow apt that a pair of mediocre fantasists whose ambitions far exceed their capabilities both use the same phrase, which is also clearly unsuitable as both you and Read are on record as having regretted plenty.

  102. MatrixTransform

    The move to digitise gold via public ledger was hailed

    omg what great idea.

    I wish I’d thought of selling Vapour Gold Tokens.

    They will give you the digitised gold you own OR a replacement digital token … just so long as you remember which hard drive you left the key on.

    They also promise not to give anybody else a token to use against gold that you hold a token for.

    honestly …give us a kiss … I promise its only a cold sore

  103. thefrollickingmole

    This has “train wreck TV” written all over it.

    Democratic 2020 candidates address LGBTQ forum – live

    Some highlights..

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo has apologized for his offensive joke about pronouns when introducing Kamala Harris at the LGBT town hall.

    Christopher C. Cuomo
    PLEASE READ: When Sen. Harris said her pronouns were she her and her’s, I said mine too. I should not have. I apologize. I am an ally of the LGBTQ community, and I am sorry because I am committed to helping us achieve equality. Thank you for watching our townhall.

    ..
    There was just an emotional moment at the CNN LGBT town hall where Blossom, a black trans woman who was not scheduled to ask a question, took the mic and expressed her anger at the erasure of black trans people from the evening:

    Mary Emily O’Hara
    @MaryEmilyOHara
    Blossom C. Brown, a black trans woman, interrupts Beto to say “not one black trans woman has taken the mic tonight, no black trans man has taken the mic…that’s how anti-blackness works. That’s how erasure works.”


    Beto O’Rourke is now speaking at the LGBT forum. He was asked about laws criminalizing HIV. He responded that it was wrong for asylum seekers to face discrimination because they have HIV: “We have singled out a population.”


    Senator Elizabeth Warren is now up at the LGBT forum. She was asked if she regretted opposing gender-affirming surgery for an incarcerated trans person. She responded:

    Yep. It was a bad answer. I believe that everyone is entitled to medical care … and that includes people who are transgender and it is the time for them to have gender-affirming surgery.


    When asked about HIV health disparities, Biden said:

    We have to make sure there is no ability for hospitals or healthcare providers to discriminate… It’s really important we begin to educate people about what’s going on.”

    He went on a tangent about stereotypes about gay people, ending on this:

    Melissa Gira Grant
    @melissagira
    Replying to @melissagira
    San Francisco! Gay bathhouses! Round the clock sex!” – Biden, somehow


    If they cant impeach Trump he will shit it in against the Dems freakshow.

  104. Rex Mango

    Je Ne Regrette Nien was the song that French Foreign Legion’s 1st Paratroop batallion marched out of their barracks, before being disbanded after the Algerian Mutiny in 1961.

  105. Delcon

    Tom
    #3181462, posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    As I said, Delcon, Trump is in the process of winning the 2020 election. Americans are tired of the neverending stream of body bags and family grief.

    If you don’t understand politics, I can’t help you.

    Luckily for me, here in the Catallaxy blog I can have some of the wisdom of political luminaries such as yourself bestowed on me.
    As for body bags: do you really think Erdogan would have attacked American troops? If you believe Erdogan is that crazy, let me ask you: why did he inform Trump of his intention to invade Turkey before attacking: who informs his enemies that they are about to attack them, giving them a chance to summon reinforcement? So there would have been no body bags, nor any Turkish attack if Trump hadn’t evacuated from North Syria.
    (For those posters who are about to comment that Erdogan did not tell Trump of his intention to invade Turkey before Trump hastily evacuated: please leave your contact details on this blog, as I got a nice bridge to sell you.)
    As for Trump doing it for political purposes with an eye to 2020: I doubt this move will win him a single extra voter. People are not stupid: they can see the timing and think for themselves whether he was just following up on election promise, or simply being a coward. Doubt it will endear him to anyone.
    And you don’t know yet just how bad Trump’s calculation, or miscalculation, is going to play out in the ME. I hope not that bad, but I don’t know. Nor do you.

  106. johanna

    Roger — Never heard of Mike Bloomfiled. will check him out.

    Best work is with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, vr, the two early albums (not counting his work on Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited!)

    That inspired me to get out my copy of Super Session, featuring Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, released in 1968.

    It has a 10 minute version of Season of the Witch, which was unbelievably kewl at the time, and is still pretty good. Nice guitar work.

  107. struth

    I admitted this morning, that I had piled on some kilos this year.

    They all disappeared this moaning, er , morning.

    I now identify as slim.
    Done.

  108. As for body bags: do you really think Erdogan would have attacked American troops?

    The US didn’t have troops all across the Kurdistan region, did they?

    None of us here really know if the Kurds and Turks ever stopped their hostilities. We presume they did from reports, but we don’t know about unreported low intensity conflict.

    As for Trump doing it for political purposes with an eye to 2020: I doubt this move will win him a single extra voter.

    Really? The Americans have been sick of war since at least 2006, Obama promised peace but lied.

    Trump ought to be more worried about the fact that QE has basically started again, GDP growth has stalled and government debt and spending are not reined in, moreso, service sector jobs growth is government.

  109. Nick

    A dozen climate activists who had been banned from further protests in Melbourne’s CBD are free to rejoin their peers after a magistrate ruled a key bail condition imposed by police was illegal.

    Lawyers for the activists hope the decision in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon will encourage other arrested protesters to similarly challenge their conditions and lawfully resume the week-long CBD disruptions organised by the climate action group Extinction Rebellion.

    Amazing. Imagine if they were Trump supporters

  110. John Constantine

    On the.bright side, Victoria are five fer five hundy and eighty on a subcontinent style flat road.

  111. I have reviewed the data.

    BitChute now has a great user interface.

    It is now superior to YouTube.

    Ewe Chube makes some good stuff like Cobra Kai, but most of their original series are utter goddamned trash, Bezos’ offerings are usually better (The Grand Tour for example).

    Follow your peeps on BitChute. It isn’t the complete heap of shit it was a year or two ago.

  112. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    PLEASE READ: When Sen. Harris said her pronouns were she her and her’s, I said mine too. I should not have. I apologize. I am an ally of the LGBTQ community, and I am sorry because I am committed to helping us achieve equality. Thank you for watching our tdownhfall.

    covfefe!

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    Chickenhawk #2 Delcon,

    Your solution would be to leave US troops in northern Syria for the next hundred years then, as the Turks and Kurds have a history of dusting each other off.

    This would also naturally apply to the 20 or so porous and disputed borders in Africa. Why the lack of insistence in those cases?

    If you’re that concerned, start lobbying the UN to send in thievery and rope troops as ‘peacekeepers’. This is their (self-appointed) mandate, after all.

  114. But Anthony Kelly, an advisor with Melbourne Activist Legal Support, said the magistrate followed a 1994 Supreme Court precedent in ruling that police could not use bail conditions as an injunction against participation in protests.

    Wow. I’m surprised the Crown has never challenged this. I’m against government overreach but if you get arrested for disturbing the peace, why is it unreasonable to say; don’t go back there, you have already breached the peace etc?

    Organisers said Friday’s action would be more “subdued” than the city-stopping action of previous days. However about an hour into the blockade, protesters stepped onto the road, blocking cars and trams in both directions.

    I’m pretty sceptical about the validity of this caselaw. The police have alternatives; more restrictive conditions or to deny bail. These protestors seem like utter arseholes as well. Imposing liability on poor bloody motorists and tram drivers. That’s not protesting, that’s harassment.

    Giving the executive a good whack is usually a good idea, but I tend to think this magistrate is a warmie loon rather than a libertarian saint.

  115. I guess this is a reflection of the “dating app finds most women think most men are below average” meme.

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/22/men-regardless-age-will-always-attracted-women-early-20s-8718590/

    Men, regardless of their age, will always be attracted to women in their early 20s

    By definition, only a small proportion of women are this age.

  116. thefrollickingmole

    I wonder how a case against the swampies would go for unlawful obstruction or imprisonment, especially when they block egress from buildings and areas by “civillians”?

    https://www.gotocourt.com.au/criminal-law/false-imprisonment/

    Seems to me the tort is valid especially where they block buildings, and it appears their intent makes no difference to the charge.
    It might be worth crowdfunding a case just to see how the law tried to square the circle of effectively detaining people and the right to protest…

  117. Questions sometimes have shocking answers

    https://www.quora.com/How-can-people-make-money-through-Reddit

    https://www.quora.com/How-many-Reddit-sock-puppet-accounts-does-Gawker-have

    Six years ago, they had over 200 sock puppet accounts.

    Quite frankly I’m wondering what kind of person would “mod” a reddit forum they don’t own the IP that it relates to.

  118. Armadillo

    Did I just hear Trump refer to the whistleblower as “her”?

  119. feelthebern

    Luckily for me, here in the Catallaxy blog I can have some of the wisdom of political luminaries such as yourself bestowed on me.

    Tom, I think neocon is coming on to you.
    Be careful.
    He might want to turn you into a human canoe.

  120. feelthebern

    Did I just hear Trump refer to the whistleblower as “her”?

    Phrasing.

  121. Luckily for me, here in the Catallaxy blog I can have some of the wisdom of political luminaries such as yourself bestowed on me.

    Riffing the Batman/Killing Joke meme:

    Eventually you live long enough to see your contemporaries as pigs.

    …and you know what that means.

  122. feelthebern

    Men, regardless of their age, will always be attracted to women in their early 20s

    Women in their early 20’s are mostly painful.

  123. bespoke

    Lets not forget many conservatives were called ‘Chickenhawk’ in the lead up to Iraq and Afghan invasions. I think the principle is sound “fight them over there’’ but things have changed, lessons have been learnt and hopefully unlike last time the urge to own the other side isn’t clouding judgment.

    They could be at home with there family’s. Why not?

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Extinction Rebellion climate protesters expected to create Melbourne peak hour chaos

    Rebecca Urban
    National Education Correspondent
    @RurbsOz
    1 minute ago October 11, 2019
    No Comments

    Victoria Police has taken the extraordinary step of suggesting that Melbourne CBD workers consider knocking off work early on Friday, with climate protesters expected to cause significant disruption leading into peak hour.

    “If possible we advise people to leave the city early or plan for delays,” said North West Metro Region Commander Tim Hansen.

    “The community can expect to see large numbers of police in the CBD this afternoon and into the weekend as protest activity continues.

    “We’re there to ensure a safe environment for the broader community, those protesting and minimise disruptions.”

    Commander Hansen’s comment comes after dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the entrance mining giant BHP’s Collins Street headquarters this morning.

    While the group had pledged the day’s planned activities would be more “subdued” than earlier in the week — 41 people were arrested on Thursday and dozens more earlier in the week — several protesters blocked the major road causing traffic to be disrupted.

    From the Oz. That’s how Victoria Police “uphold the law.”

  125. feelthebern

    Lets not forget many conservatives were called ‘Chickenhawk’

    If the lessons from that speed freak idiots JFK onward haven’t been learned by now, when will they be?

  126. calli

    Rien, not Nien.

    Lol, DrBeau.

    That was the one by Judith Kerplunk.

  127. 1735099

    I served in three different Battalions in SVN and every nasho was given the option of not going. That is a lot more service than you had sniffy, and a lot more than Dapin and the other pinhead you quoted.

    So you spoke to each and every Nasho in every battalion in which you served?
    That’s a few thousand all up.
    You must have been a busy little digger and had a lot more free time in your three battalions to conduct interviews than the people I served with. Did you get dates, times, and names of commanding officers conducting the parades?
    It’s strange how this apparently universal practice was never recorded anywhere in any archive.
    It’s also strange that these anecdotes appear whenever you have a group of veterans out to impress.
    There is absolutely no connection between the amount of service and your capacity to tell the truth, by the way.
    In fact, in my experience, the correlation is usually negative.

    Whether Dapin and Morris had service is also beside the point.
    People who actually make a successful living out of researching and writing history are generally more careful with the truth than ex soldiers telling warries.
    Their livelihood depends on it.

  128. calli

    Good heavens. I thought chickenhawk meant something altogether different.

    Uncle Milty (soon to be paroled) different.

  129. calli

    several protesters blocked the major road causing traffic to be disrupted.

    Silly old hens and capons trying to relive their yoof-ful escapades. Trouble is, water canon would fracture them.

    Perhaps lure them off the roads with an offer of some chateau cardboard and cheese on jatz. Irresistable.

  130. Top Ender

    Men, regardless of their age, will always be attracted to women in their early 20s

    Once you have passed on your genes, a bloke is free to leave the planet.

    That’s biology baby!

  131. Mater

    People who actually make a successful living out of researching and writing history are generally more careful with the truth than ex soldiers telling warries.

    You are a case in point.

  132. Top Ender

    This is the Chickenhawk you want.

    Good book. Especially the surprise in the last few pages.

    Mason’s still around, apparently.

  133. Percy Popinjay

    Men, regardless of their age, will always be attracted to women in their early 20s

    Cap’n Obvious strikes again with another groundbreaking observation.

  134. Top Ender

    And this is his helicopter, restored and in a museum.

  135. Eyrie

    Any cats receive a demand from Westpac to update personal details for Foreign Tax Residency Status?
    Is this a scam?

  136. Geriatric Mayfly

    Victoria Police has taken the extraordinary step of suggesting that Melbourne CBD workers consider knocking off work early on Friday, with climate protesters expected to cause significant disruption leading into peak hour.

    Spot the difference. Workers being given gratuitous advice. Meanwhile, after a good day’s lie in, a bong or six and a long phone call to Centrelink re a missing dollar, the disrupters come over the hill.

  137. bespoke

    I don’t reply to text or Email asking for details. If you arn’t sure ring or log into the website.

  138. Victoria Police has taken the extraordinary step of suggesting that Melbourne CBD workers consider knocking off work early on Friday, with climate protesters expected to cause significant disruption leading into peak hour.

    The surrender monkeys have already hoisted the CCP flag, why not lie down and let more commies have their way?

  139. Mater

    People who actually make a successful living out of researching and writing history are generally more careful with the truth than ex soldiers telling warries.

    The funny thing is, historians (and Dapin is no exception) get a lot of their material from those very same ‘ex-soldiers‘. So one way or another, the same ‘warries’ come to the fore.
    If it’s bullshit, the only difference is: first hand bullshit versus second hand bullshit.

  140. johanna

    TheirABC is having a lengthy series of funeral orations about how wonderful Jon Faine is. In Just in (not linking it) the latest is his former producer saying what a great bloke he is. On TV they devoted a whole episode of One Plus One today to singing his praises. And there has been a lot more of the same.

    Firstly, nobody outside Melbourne has ever heard of him, not to mention a lot of people who live there. Secondly, why are our taxes being used in this cult worship of a radio announcer who grew fat and prosperous on our taxes, despite his blatant bias?

    Perhaps they are hoping for the same when they retire.

  141. Steve trickler

    Mintox!

    80’s vernacular.



  142. SMACKDOWN
    Intelligent Investor on Latitude float:

    https://tinyurl.com/y6c8r574

    Ahmed Fahour’s bad Latitude

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    While the private equity owners are obliged to retain a 54% stake until at least August 2020, we don’t imagine they will stick around for long after that. However the stock performs after listing, this is not a business you want to own for five minutes, let alone five years.

    Our recommendation on the Latitude IPO is a very firm AVOID. If you’ve already applied for stock, we recommend you sell upon listing, even at a loss.

  143. Johno

    As I said I served in 3 different Battalions and never once met a nasho who was not offered an out. Of course I never interviewed every one, however I would think the whole of Battalion experience would be the same as the companies in which I served. I would say that the people you selectively quote would have an agenda for which they only sought reinforcing data.

    Perhaps because it was so universal it wasn’t thought interesting enough to write about. Were you offered an out Sniffy? I will bet that is why this is so important to you. You want to be the wronged hero of your story, but if you volunteered that would change everything.

  144. notafan

    Some satisfaction in knowing JC gave Faine stick at high school is there not?

  145. notafan

    I heard latitude advertising on the radio today.

    Interest free for ever.

    Ten payments over ten weeks

    Minimum amount of loan $20.

    Yes that will be ten weekly payments of $2

  146. Mother Lode

    Why the sudden outpouring of lerve for Faine?

  147. They’re trying to compete with AfterPay, nota.

    Personally I wish we could go back to Lay-By, but “poor” people did that.

    I’m not against banks but there is a real tendency to become indebted these days. It started before millenials as well.

  148. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells
    Many of the world’s most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses—Ebola, Zika and flu, for example—and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has now turned a CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.

  149. Percy Popinjay

    Why the sudden outpouring of lerve for Faine?

    Load – The self important boring egomaniacal tax hoover’s about to waddle off into the sunset with many many massive Aldi bags full of extorted OPM.

    Consequently raw onions across the country will remain unchomped and mythical dried out ol’ telephone sex workers will have to wink at themselves.

    A tragic day, indeed.

  150. calli

    I presume that with afterpay goods can be moved immediately.

    Old lay-by meant admin and storage. All costs to business.

  151. calli

    Heh. The moment I heard of Faine’s retirement I thought of JC giving him stick.

  152. That’s pretty groundbreaking stuff Zip.

    Good point calli. I did not think of it that way.

  153. Rex Mango

    Someone (think BON) posted other day, Guardian story about Aust War Memorial & Tony Abbott getting gig as a Director. Real theme of article was big whinge as to why there is no AWM section devoted to the ‘frontier wars’ & vibe was Abbott won’t help that push. From memory it said Geoffrey Blainey is now in favour of frontier war section. Not wanting to criticise ole Geoffrey, but it is sad how after thirty odd years of being the whipping boy of the left, in his dotage the great man surrenders.

  154. Rex Mango

    Does Imperial War Museum have section devoted to the Angles and Saxons duking it out in the Dark Ages?

  155. calli

    Chuckle. The Beloved is watching the Bathurst Friday qualifying.

    Pouring with rain. And apparently it’s snowing in Lithgow.

    Climate Change. *shakes fist at sky*

  156. Overburdened

    Checked out the ‘trending’ page on you tube for the first time.

    Persevered way past the point of interest to see how deep the gene pool is for you tube trendoids.

    The end is nigh.

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Airbnb sent an email out to its Australian members on Thursday night, warning that their personal details – names, addresses and emails – would be given to the ATO.

    “Airbnb is currently under legal notice by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to share information concerning your hosting activity from the period from 1 January to 30 June 2019,” the email read.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Real theme of article was big whinge as to why there is no AWM section devoted to the ‘frontier wars’ & vibe was Abbott won’t help that push. From memory it said Geoffrey Blainey is now in favour of frontier war section. Not wanting to criticise ole Geoffrey, but it is sad how after thirty odd years of being the whipping boy of the left, in his dotage the great man surrenders.

    What’s going to be the source of any credible account of the “Frontier Wars? ” “Stories my Nanna told me?”

  159. Armadillo

    The Trump rally in Minneaplos was definately worth watching. Link below.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9duHYsmux-w#

  160. Armadillo

    After watching the comment about the whistleblower a couple of times, I now believe the “she” he was refering to was Pelosi.

  161. Frank

    Women in their early 20’s are mostly painful.

    Honey you look divine but please, just don’t speak.
    Now for the next hate crime…

  162. thefrollickingmole

    Johno

    Save your breath, a paper signed by the ghost of bob Menzies stating “offer every nasho an opt out” would be discarded for a “warrie” from a nasho claiming otherwise.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Once you have passed on your genes, a bloke is free to leave the planet.
    That’s biology baby!

    It’s that sense of urgency that men have, isn’t it?

    Give it to me now, baby, now. 😀

  164. Rex Mango

    ZK2A, If the AWM did open a frontier war(s?) section, that would be the beginning of the end for Canberra’s only decent institution. The FW section would grow like a cancer to devour the building and sadly also lack any material exhibits whatsoever, just second hand stories & opportunity for historians to make names for themselves on ‘the right side of history’ by exaggerating. I imagine Mark Dapin would be shortlisted as first director.

  165. Armadillo

    By the sounds of it, Trump doesn’t particularly give a shit about the Kurds and Turks duking it out. They have been at it for centuries. Nothing the US does is likely to change that.

    The Christians seem to be the ones he’s sticking around to make sure they don’t get smashed to smithereens. My hunch is that’s his “line in the sand”. If either side has a genocide in mind, there will be swift and painful retribution. That’s my take anyway. He was cut off by a protester just as he got to that part, and didn’t seem to finish saying what his strategy is.

  166. Armadillo

    He also doesn’t hold back on the MSM or the D’rats. Hunter and Joe Biden are firmly in his sights.

    He suggested a great T-Shirt would be “Where’s Hunter”?

    LOL.

  167. Rex Mango

    Deal should be, if there has to be a Frontier Wars Section at the AWM, then before you get to that bit, you go through the Tribal Wars Section which details the 50, 60, 70 (decadal multiple of ten of your choice) thousand years of brutal tribal warfare.

  168. Armadillo

    Saying that the only thing Joe was ever good at was kissing Barrack Obamas Arse was hilarious.

    [Yes, he did actually say that]

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli at 3.04

    lol
    Elderly protesters still working on generational change.
    Still not trusting anyone over 30.

  170. Bespoke:

    Lets not forget many conservatives were called ‘Chickenhawk’ in the lead up to Iraq and Afghan invasions. I think the principle is sound “fight them over there’’ but things have changed, lessons have been learnt and hopefully unlike last time the urge to own the other side isn’t clouding judgment.

    One of the lessons that has been learnt but not put into practise is the deballation option*.
    Just say country ‘I’ detonated a massive truck bomb in country ‘A’s main village of ‘W’ or ‘NY’. That would be, in fact, a casus belli. Country ‘A’ then decides to not put tens of thousands of its troops into an invasion, but uses its fleet of Tiger Moths to drop many, many kilos of bombs onto the the bridges/dams/baby milk factories/highways/airports, until the nation ‘I’ has no infrastructure left.
    Nation ‘A’ then declares a cease fire for 24 hours during which the heads of the leaders can be left at a suitable place. If the heads are not forthcoming, Nation ‘A’ uses its b52s to level city after city until the heads appear.
    It worked last time we used it.
    Bomb the fuckers out of existence if they raise their hands against us.
    * Standard of proof is reasonable grounds of guilt. No bullshit court hearings.

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    [Yes, he did actually say that]

    Yep. I heard him too. The crowd roared.

  172. Rex Mango

    Phil Adams has some Palestinian dude (who else?) on his show who was born in Beersheba. He said just then that the news of the Light Horse capture of that town, was what prompted Balfour to promulgate his declaration. Never heard that before. Sill, makes you proud to think we are responsible.

  173. Men, regardless of their age, will always be attracted to women in their early 20s

    Yes well.

    Frank
    #3181584, posted on October 11, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Women in their early 20’s are mostly painful.

    True

    Honey you look divine but please, just don’t speak.
    Now for the next hate crime…

    Bigot!

    We’re a Captain Obvious triumvirate.

  174. Rex Mango

    Palestinian bloke reckons by 2030, there will be 18 million Palestinians wanting to return home. That makes Erdogan’s 3 million reffos seem pretty small. He is also adamant Israel has no recognised international borders and no ownership of the land. He is out here to deliver some lecture. Can’t imagine what he will talk about.

  175. He is also adamant Israel has no recognised international borders and no ownership of the land.

    Whatever the “international law” is, is irrelevant.

    Not de jure but de facto is what matters.

    Hundreds of thousands of Israelis with Tavors, plus some quietly held nukes.

  176. thefrollickingmole

    If the heads are not forthcoming, Nation ‘A’ uses its b52s to level city after city until the heads appear.

    Kipling already set out the strategy.

    The Grave of the
    Hundred Head

    There’s a widow in sleepy Chester
    Who weeps for her only son;
    There’s a grave on the Pabeng River,
    A grave that the Burmans shun;
    And there’s Subadar Prag Tewarri
    Who tells how the work was done.

    A Snider squibbed in the jungle,
    Somebody laughed and fled,
    And the men of the First Shikaris
    Picked up their Subaltern dead,
    With a big blue mark in his forehead
    And the back blown out of his head.

    Subadar Prag Tewarri,
    Jemadar Hira Lal,
    Took command of the party,
    Twenty rifles in all,
    Marched them down to the river
    As the day was beginning to fall.

    They buried the boy by the river,
    A blanket over his face—
    They wept for their dead Lieutenant,
    The men of an alien race—
    They made a samadh in his honor,
    A mark for his resting-place.

    For they swore by the Holy Water,
    They swore by the salt they ate,
    That the soul of Lieutenant Eshmitt Sahib
    Should go to his God in state,
    With fifty file of Burmans
    To open him Heaven’s gate.

    The men of the First Shikaris
    Marched till the break of day,
    Till they came to the rebel village,
    The village of Pabengmay—
    A jingal covered the clearing,
    Calthrops hampered the way.

    Subadar Prag Tewarri,
    Bidding them load with ball,
    Halted a dozen rifles
    Under the village wall;
    Sent out a flanking-party
    With Jemadar Hira Lal.

    The men of the First Shikaris
    Shouted and smote and slew,
    Turning the grinning jingal
    On to the howling crew.
    The Jemadar’s flanking-party
    Butchered the folk who flew.

    Long was the morn of slaughter,
    Long was the list of slain,
    Five score heads were taken,
    Five score heads and twain;
    And the men of the First Shikaris
    Went back to their grave again,

    Each man bearing a basket
    Red as his palms that day,
    Red as the blazing village –
    The village of Pabengmay,
    And the “drip-drip-drip” from the baskets
    Reddened the grass by the way.

    They made a pile of their trophies
    High as a tall man’s chin,
    Head upon head distorted,
    Set in a sightless grin,
    Anger and pain and terror
    Stamped on the smoke-scorched skin.

    Subadar Prag Tewarri
    Put the head of the Boh
    On the top of the mound of triumph,
    The head of his son below—
    With the sword and the peacock-banner
    That the world might behold and know.

    Thus the samadh was perfect,
    Thus was the lesson plain
    Of the wrath of the First Shikaris –
    The price of a white man slain;
    And the men of the First Shikaris
    Went back into camp again.

    Then a silence came to the river,
    A hush fell over the shore,
    And Bohs that were brave departed,
    And Sniders squibbed no more;
    For the Burmans said
    That a white man’s head
    Must be paid for with heads five-score.

    There’s a widow in sleepy Chester
    Who weeps for her only son;
    There’s a grave on the Pabeng River,
    A grave that the Burmans shun;
    And there’s Subadar Prag Tewarri
    Who tells how the work was done.

  177. Rex Mango

    Salman Abu Sitta his name and he’s delivering the annual Edward Said Memorial lecture, get your tickets while you can.

  178. Frank

    If the heads are not forthcoming, Nation ‘A’ uses its b52s to level city after city until the heads appear.

    Referred to as the “more rubble and less trouble” doctrine.

  179. Top Ender

    What’s going to be the source of any credible account of the “Frontier Wars? ” “Stories my Nanna told me?”

    Do try and keep up Zulu.

    It will be “stories I will make up to suit my political and financial outlook and say that my nanna told me.”

  180. thefrollickingmole

    “stories I will make up to suit my political and financial outlook and say that my nanna told me.”
    With the optional “Backed up by research from a uni punk whos continued access to his area of study depends upon me granting him access”

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It will be “stories I will make up to suit my political and financial outlook and say that my nanna told me.”

    Sorry, I’m remembering the story of the “frontier massacre” supposedly perpetrated by a group of white stockmen – “eyewitnesses” claimed the leader was a man who had actually been dead for two years at the time…

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    #stillmisstestpattern

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Two steaks a week’: 14 cities pledge to cut out meat to save the planet
    Nick Miller
    By Nick Miller
    October 11, 2019 — 2.04pm

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    Mayors from 14 of the world’s biggest cities have pledged to radically cut down the amount of meat they serve in schools, hospitals and other public buildings, so adults will get less than 300 grams of meat – about the equivalent of two fillet steaks – a week.

    The “Planetary Health Diet” is designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and will be adopted by cities – including Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and Toronto – according to the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration signed at a global climate summit of mayors in Copenhagen on Thursday.

    Sydney Morning Herald.

  184. zyconoclast

    In Sweden’s two largest cities, the Nigerian mafia Black Ax – a group well-known for performing dark occult rights and rituals – is forcing women into prostitution and selling drugs as a way to help finance their operations.

    Now the Nigerian mafia Black Ax is also trying to establish itself in Sweden.

    In Gothenburg, the network should have forced several women to sell s3x, reports SVT Nyheter Väst .

    The vulnerable women testify about torture and how they are blackmailed.

    “They’ve got a curse on them that makes them very afraid of leaving human trafficking,” says Talita, who works to help women from human trafficking, tells SVT.

  185. Top Ender

    Magistrate says HIS brain is not fully developed:

    Brisbane protest: Extinction Rebellion car protester cops fine

    SERIAL protester Eric Herbert, who was locked onto a car in a city protest, has been ordered to complete six months on probation, for committing public nuisance and breaching bail conditions.

    Herbert also was ordered to pay $350 restitution to police towards the cost of towing away a station wagon, which Herbert had locked himself onto in Brisbane CBD on Thursday.

    A police prosecutor had asked for Herbert to be jailed for a month.

    “We try to assist people in court, without moving to imprisonment for such a young person,” Brisbane Magistrate Judith Daley told Herbert, 20, who was appearing for the fifth time on protest-related charges.

    However, Herbert will have to face court again next week for two alleged breaches of his community services orders, and could be resentenced for earlier convictions and face possible imprisonment.

    Herbert was appearing in Brisbane Magistrates Court this afternoon, after spending yesterday and overnight in the Brisbane Watchhouse.

    He pleaded guilty to public nuisance, breaching bail, causing an obstruction to traffic and contravening a direction to provide his name and address to police.

    Magistrate Daley convicted but did not impose a penalty for the last two charges.

    Police prosecutor, Sergeant Josh Kelly, asked for Herbert to be given one month’s imprisonment for Thursday’s offences.

    Sgt Kelly said Herbert had previously been fined and given community service but had failed to comply with orders.

    Herbert, who insisted on representing himself in court, although the Magistrate repeatedly asked him to see a lawyer, made submissions against imprisonment.

    “We have just had a week of demonstrations about climate, which is coming to an end today,” Herbert said.

    He said he did not think there were any other climate demonstrations coming up.

    The court heard Herbert has performed only nine hours out of a total of 90 hours of community service he has been ordered to complete. He had also failed to show up for some community service appointments.

    Ms Daley said she thought Herbert lacked insight about the consequences if his offending, but Herbert said: “I’m fully aware of the consequences.”

    She said she was prepared to put him on probation, rather than give him a suspended jail sentence.

    Herbert agreed to a probation order, to start on Monday, and was granted bail.

    Earlier Magistrate Judith Daley told Herbert she had to resentence him for an earlier conviction, because she had mistakenly given him 90 hours of community service.

    Since making the order, when he pleaded guilty on August 7 to causing an obstruction and contravening a direction, she had become aware that she was only able to fine him.

    Ms Daley resentenced Herbert, convicting and fining him $850 for the August 6 offences.

    The man who was locked onto the station wagon with Herbert was fined $1000 and ordered to pay restitution for the cost to police of towing the car.

    Todd Dent, 40, had his arms through a metal tube, inside the car, which was blocking traffic in the middle of Margaret and William Sts in Brisbane early yesterday.

    Police prosecutor, Sergeant Josh Kelly, told Brisbane Magistrates Court police had to push the vehicle onto a footpath, to free up the road.

    He said Dent’s actions upset members of the public. Dent, a Sunshine Coast carpenter, pleaded guilty to causing an obstruction to traffic, public nuisance and breach of his previous bail condition not to enter Brisbane CBD.

    Sgt Kelly asked for restitution of $699, to compensate police for having the vehicle towed, but Dent’s defence lawyer asked that he only be ordered to pay a share of the cost.

    After being told another person was locked onto the car, Magistrate Judith Daley ordered Dent pay $350 restitution.

    Ms Daley took into account Dent had spent two days in the Watchhouse, but also that he had a previous conviction for contravening a police direction.

    She said he had disobeyed his bail condition and had caused disruption to traffic.

    She fined him $1000 and recorded a conviction.

    Dent was one of 18 protesters, including Eric Herbert, who spent the night in the Brisbane Watchhouse and were due to appear in court today.

    Courier-Mail complete article

  186. thefrollickingmole

    400 swampies.

    Cant we just cull them humanely to grant them the peace from carbon they desire?
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-11/extinction-rebellion-protesters-take-to-perth-cbd/11594964

    A group of about 400 men, women and children from Extinction Rebellion marched along William Street through the heart of the city during the morning peak hour.

    But the attendance was smaller than some organisers had been hoping for, with the crowd falling short of the 1000-plus they had targeted.

    Check out the pictures, some of them have been sequestrating carbon for decades, in the form of pies and pure lard…

    a

    b

  187. Top Ender

    It will be “stories I will make up to suit my political and financial outlook and say that my nanna told me.”

    “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” 1984. George Orwell.

    Most of the woke generation would likely a) not have read it, and b) even if they had would think: well OK then.

  188. Hey m0nty

    Where are the Mueller indictments?

    What exactly is a “*Southern District of New York* [Federal Court] Police Officer”?

    So the US Courts have their own cops and are arresting the Russians who control the US GOP in Austria?

    This is real life fuckhead, not a James Bond movie.

  189. Rex Mango

    To pub, or not to pub? 1st world problem. In the Line of Fire on at 8.40pm Ch95.

  190. johanna

    Mayors from 14 of the world’s biggest cities have pledged to radically cut down the amount of meat they serve in schools, hospitals and other public buildings, so adults will get less than 300 grams of meat – about the equivalent of two fillet steaks – a week.

    Given the abysmal standard of food served in hospitals and schools, I doubt that anyone gets two fillet steaks a week currently.

    That said, depriving children and the sick of proper nutrition because of cost cutting is one thing; dressing it up as saving da planet is another.

    I notice that the mayors themselves are not signing up for this on behalf of themselves, their families, or their guests at official dinners and other functions. Serving up a plate of lentils at the next fundraiser would obviously be a bridge too far for these globetrotting hypocrites.

  191. thefrollickingmole

    Canberra man Robert Glen Sirl, who traded ice for sex with teenage foster child, found guilty

    Im willing to bet this lump of excrement in human form has never contributed a single positive thing in its life to the general community.

    Robert Glen Sirl, 48, was caught having sex with the 15-year-old girl when police went to talk to him about the Papist. He was subsequently arrested.

    Police surprised Sirl when they knocked on the door of his room in the house where he lived.

    “What are you doing in there?” police asked.

    “Getting busy with a woman,” Sirl replied.

    He maintained throughout the ACT Supreme Court trial that he thought she was older than 16, and said it was the only time the pair had sex.

    But the girl said it had happened many times.

    She also told her foster mother the pair had a deal. “Our agreement was I’d have sex with him and he would give me ice,” she said.

  192. calli

    Thanks, Joh. Took the words clean off my iPad.

    The young, the sick and the elderly – the first to do without.

  193. max

    A Faine story from this morning:

    Faine interviewed Kennett near the end of his last election campaign and after the interview finished asked: ‘How will you feel if you lose ?’

    Kennett: ‘ Well, if I do lose, at least I won’t have to come in and talk to you any more.’

    Kennett was a noticeable absentee this morning unlike the weak-as-piss Liberals who did attend so that the ABC can claim it is not partisan. They have no idea what it needs to take back power from Andrews.

  194. maintaining a sexual relationship with a young people

    Yeah, good editing, ABC. I’m sure he didn’t assault a whole race of people.

    Shut it down! They can’t even write decent copy. High school kids ought to write better stuff.

    The woman said he suddenly said he was missing $68,000 in cash and she would have to help him find it.

    As much as I don’t like unexplained wealth laws, welp, I thought it was difficult to become a foster parent or an adoptive parent?

    Apparently not!

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As I said I served in 3 different Battalions and never once met a nasho who was not offered an out. Of course I never interviewed every one, however I would think the whole of Battalion experience would be the same as the companies in which I served. I would say that the people you selectively quote would have an agenda for which they only sought reinforcing data.

    Perhaps because it was so universal it wasn’t thought interesting enough to write about. Were you offered an out Sniffy? I will bet that is why this is so important to you. You want to be the wronged hero of your story, but if you volunteered that would change everything.

    That would have never h append, would it, Johno? A National Serviceman who didn’t take any of the unofficial chances to “opt out”, and then claim, when popular opinion turned against the war, that he had been forced to go?

  196. Rex Mango

    Idiots on ABC Radio currently discussing a treaty needed for the Moon. They want it locked up like Antarctica. Seriously, why can’t we mine the Moon? There aren’t even penguins there.

  197. Rex Mango

    These ‘experts’ reckon the Moon is moving away from Earth at the same speed your finger nail grows.

  198. thefrollickingmole

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Im fairly sure that story is a tangle of pathologies, not least the foster mother who was told the girl was rooting the old junkie for ice.

  199. Rex Mango

    Predictably discussion has moved onto getting a woman onto the Moon, to balance the male bias of the place.

  200. Rex Mango

    I personally hope we sign a treaty locking up the Moon immediately, thus making it a Male Only Zone for perpetuity.

  201. classical_hero

    Why can’t we go whaling on the moon?

  202. Geriatric Mayfly

    CFMEU $80k
    The CFMEU has been fined $80,000 and an organisers ordered to personally pay $12,000 over a blockade of an Aldi store.

    These personal payments are a joy to behold – this the second I have seen. Curious to know how is it supervised to ensure that the thugs at the CFMEU do not dip into members’ money by some sleight of hand and rescue the offender from ‘unnecessary hardship.’

  203. cohenite

    Idiots on ABC Radio currently discussing a treaty needed for the Moon. They want it locked up like Antarctica.

    China is going gangbusters in the Antarctica.

  204. Idiots on ABC Radio currently discussing a treaty needed for the Moon. They want it locked up like Antarctica.

    More so against private citizens than nations. They’re communists before they are internationalists or even globalists.

    The US effectively owns the moon. They were the first there and can shoot anything they like out of the sky.

    Antarctica is already so polluted and Argentina and Australia have decent claims on it, there is not much point in that absurd treaty other than stopping the US and USSR from having missile silos there.

    But this isn’t 1977 anymore.

  205. John Constantine

    Organ transplants in China, where foreigners travel to get cheap vital organs harvested from healthy dissenters.

    Should Australia ban murder-to-order tourism ?.

    How many members of australias elite travel to the Tyrant’s frankenclinics for infant stem cell treatment?.

    Bribery can be for things other than money–the belief that you get a longer life if you serve the Tyrant and get his injections of baby blood would motivate some.

    The Nazgul kings and Sauron.

    How many of australias political orcs travel a suspicious amount of times to China and look younger than expected?.

  206. John Constantine

    The Antarctic treaty hasn’t stopped the chicom peoples liberation army from walking in and building bases on the Australian Antarctic Territory.

    Comrades.

  207. bespoke

    johanna
    #3181634, posted on October 11, 2019 at 5:34 pm
    Mayors from 14 of the world’s biggest cities have pledged to radically cut down the amount of meat they serve in schools, hospitals and other public buildings, so adults will get less than 300 grams of meat – about the equivalent of two fillet steaks – a week.

    Administrative State mantra:
    Sitting in some comity making rubbish up with only a short term side shift in career if things go belly up.

  208. jupes

    Idiots on ABC Radio currently discussing a treaty needed for the Moon. They want it locked up like Antarctica.

    Example #5,254,089 of the utter idiocy of our society.

    It’s a fucking rock!

  209. Rex Mango:

    Idiots on ABC Radio currently discussing a treaty needed for the Moon. They want it locked up like Antarctica. Seriously, why can’t we mine the Moon? There aren’t even penguins there.

    Do not assume that China, if it gets a man and a woman onto the surface of the moon, do not say that they now own the moon and are colonising it.
    Laws and treaties are only for Western Heathen.

  210. Rex Mango

    Dumbest thing Hawke did was setting up the Antarctic Treaty. We should’ve given the USA the smaller piece of our pie and started exploring for oil etc. No-one knows what is under that ice. It’s a bigger continent than Australia being wasted on penguins. At very least, we could introduce some breeding pairs of polar bears to control the penguin population and maybe bag a few climate researchers.

  211. thefrollickingmole

    The Antarctic treaty hasn’t stopped the chicom peoples liberation army from walking in and building bases on the Australian Antarctic Territory.

    Lots of empty Aldi bags floating around there, what do you think all the polar bears choked to death on?

    As long as they dont set off the secret nazi flying saucer base there…
    https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/08/nazis-antarctica-and-bigfoot/

  212. thefrollickingmole

    Seriously, why can’t we mine the Moon?

    Because it would kill of the neo-Mathusan movement overnight.

    How does “were consuming 3 earths worth of resources !II!!!” go when you allow extraction of resources on a solar system wide scale?

  213. “We’re consuming three Jupiters of thorium a week”

    *The universe is infinite*

    “But you’re insulting universe gaia, plus that’s insulting to the savages on planet Zork…”

    Technology will put the watermelons in their place.

  214. calli

    There was one thing the judge got right.

    But if that’s so, why does he have a car licence?

  215. Rex Mango

    That magistrate really threw the book at Eric Herbet.

  216. calli

    And, as it’s school holidays, we can expect carnie folk.

  217. Rex Mango

    Thing that will hurt these climate protesters is decent fines. Min $10k for first offence for anyone attempting to disrupt peak hour traffic would be a start.

  218. areff

    That picture, Calli. Look in the middle-distance at right. They recruited the Unabomber!

  219. thefrollickingmole

    calli
    #3181667, posted on October 11, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    There was one thing the judge got right.

    Hes certainly emitting a smug cloud in that picture calli.

  220. Knuckle Dragger

    Fucking Warner made a century for NSW.

    I suppose Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran will be ecstatic.

  221. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thing that will hurt these climate protesters is decent fines. Min $10k for first offence for anyone attempting to disrupt peak hour traffic would be a start.

    You overestimate the earning power of some of that riff raff. A mattress, an amplified noise contraption, maybe a tv, and an unroadworthy conveyance is about all the bailiff could count on.

  222. Science tells us that your brain hasn’t fully developed,” Ms Daley said, with regard to his age and ability to represent himself in court.

    I had a giggle, but

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Dixon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Fitzgibbon

    So others can win a VC at 15 or get called to the bar at 23.

    We’ve dropped our standards.

  223. Rex Mango

    Supaglue should become a controlled substance, like fertiliser and put behind the counter at the hardware store.

  224. Frank

    Thing that will hurt these climate protesters is decent fines.

    A spell in chokey would be quite instructive. The difference between the harsher realities of life and their current LARPing down at the student union bar would rapidly become apparent too them.

  225. Rex Mango

    Boris Becker won Wimbledon at 17.

  226. Rex Mango

    PM Morrison has brokered a deal with Fiji whereby personal limit for importation of kava will be lifted from 2 to 4kg per person. That is good news.

  227. Tel

    Thing that will hurt these climate protesters is decent fines. Min $10k for first offence for anyone attempting to disrupt peak hour traffic would be a start.

    You overestimate the earning power of some of that riff raff. A mattress, an amplified noise contraption, maybe a tv, and an unroadworthy conveyance is about all the bailiff could count on.

    Escalate the fine up to the organizers which is exactly what happens to a local sporting club that organizes an event where someone slips over and hurts themselves. This is not really non-violent protest, it actually does hurt a lot of people and every business that lost out should be able to claim recompense through the courts.

    Further escalate the fines to the donors who are probably not protected by Pty/Ltd shareholder protections.

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    Joke alert. Nobel Peace Prize imminent.

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Joke alert. Nobel Peace Prize imminent.

    It’s been a joke since Yasser Arafat won one.

  230. Arky

    why can’t we mine the Moon? There aren’t even penguins there.

    ..
    Fuck those lunar penguins.

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