Tuesday Forum: October 22, 2019

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  1. egg_

    Two-lengths and a rear-ender would have None in spasms.

  2. DrBeauGan

    Keep on surviving, Calli. You’re the only argument I recognise for giving women the vote.

  3. Snoopy

    In heavy traffic it isn’t the gaps that are causing the jams.
    It is the stop start surges.

    If cars didn’t stop so close together at red lights they could all move forward together when the lights turned green.

  4. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Game fishermen have been ordered by the sport’s peak body to ‘censor’ their catches amid a politically correct trolling frenzy threatening the very future of the classic Aussie pastime.

    If they buckle instead of fighting it head on, then they’re gone. Our farmers have only just realised this fact after enduring trespassers and doxing.

  5. Armadillo

    The problem with traffic lights is Sheliahs checking their lipstick, oblivious to the fact that the light has now turned green, not red.

  6. bespoke

    Mother Lode
    #3192705, posted on October 24, 2019 at 5:39 pm
    My image of frightbats is of the daringly crude and naughty girl at a private girls school, who meets with her friends behind the sheds at school for a cigarette and shocks her captive audience by talking loudly about ‘dicks’ and ‘vaginas’ and making men do insane things by letting them see your bosoms, and how she has seen dicks, and they look like carrots.

    The other kids at school tell her that she is brave, clever, worldly, and truly iconoclastic. Society will be in no way ready for her. She will tear down the temples of the peacock imposters who have had their day, upturn the tables of their servants, and herald the dawn of a new age.

    And she believes it

    Sorry but it’s so true iv book marked it.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s amazing the tards who ride the accelerator and brake like pogo sticks in traffic, must be exhausting.’

    Zackery. This achieves:

    1. On the road and in relation to quicker travel times – nothing;
    2. Several yacht purchases for various mechanics, due to premature aging and wear on brakes and/or carby;
    3. Whiplash and spilt coffee; and
    4. A sense of bewilderment by the driver when the fuel consumption is five times more than advertised on city driving.

  8. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    1. On the road and in relation to quicker travel times – nothing;
    2. Several yacht purchases for various mechanics, due to premature aging and wear on brakes and/or carby;
    3. Whiplash and spilt coffee; and
    4. A sense of bewilderment by the driver when the fuel consumption is five times more than advertised on city driving.

    Knuckles,
    Please stop denigrating Number One Son like that.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Q5 is a medium-sized SUV that has plenty of warnings re cars in front and behind on the road’

    ***This is NOT a crack directly at you, Lizzie. NOT a personal crack. Gawd.***

    Anyone that thinks they needs these in a motor vehicle is, or very shortly will be, reliant on them to replace vision and judgment and therefore shouldn’t have a licence.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You had a single line of support from someone, and everyone else went quiet. Then you tried to change your intent, but it was clearly evident that the groundswell of support you expected didn’t materialise. And you can’t use the misuse of language dodge like Liability Bob does, because in contrast to him you’re a very good writer.
    And then once this occurred, you followed up the ‘strong women’ line with references to pile-ons, small tyrannies against women, jackboots and you with such a widdle neck. Parasol in hand.
    And that was my problem, and perhaps to my eternal chivalric discredit I was embarrassed for the strong women here you reduced to frail, delicate organisms wilting under the tyrannical jackboots of men.

    Yep, I was right. You can’t read. And you mess up your paraphrasing too. You also combine later comments that I made on that night into an earlier one that I made because it suits your purpose to do so.

    For the record, I’ll correct your garbled view.

    I made a statement that I seriously disagreed with the peremptory dismissal of None and wished to place that formally on record. That statement suggested that other women had felt the same way; in fact they had expressed this at the time and some on the next morning too if you refer to the original event. Cassie and I privately discussed this issue and felt a statement would be a good idea. My statement was phrased to present this issue as one of freedom of speech, but also decried poor behavior towards a woman commenter on the part of the blog owner. Other comments following my statement, from two other women here, were not supportive of any view suggesting that women may be upset by any male’s poor behavior because they felt they could handle it. So they could. So could I if it came to that matter. The issue was that this dismissed commenter had no opportunity to ‘handle it’. “Jackboots” was later used by me as a metaphor for that

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    Apologies, Peter.

    I’m terribly sorry. I had no idea.

  12. bespoke

    poor behavior towards a woman commenter on the part of the blog owner.

    That totally out of corrector for Sinc I call BS!

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    These white arrows, called ‘chevrons’

    I recently encountered a section of road with these things painted on it.
    Severely headache inducing monstrosities.
    Hypnotic and terribly distracting.
    They should be removed post-haste before the wretched things cause an accident.

  14. Some History:

    Today,
    the Cancer Council will receive the Mike Daube Big Medal for Exemplary Service.
    Simon Chapman will receive the Cancer Council Trophy for Public Health Super-Heroes.
    Mike Daube will receive the Simon Chapman Really Big Medal for Public Health Super-Super Heroes.
    The Cancer Council will receive the Daube/Chapman Medal Set for Best Trophy Awards.

    So who got the Best Rack Award?

  15. Gab

    ‘It’s amazing the tards who ride the accelerator and brake like pogo sticks in traffic, must be exhausting.’

    People are illogical when their egos get in the way. It’s amazing watching driver behaviour. The need to get in front of just one car to feel superior, despite nearly causing an accident or in some cases, causing an accident in their wake to which they are totally clueless. Most people just don’t think ahead and calculate the potential consequences because of feelings. Rationally is long dead.

  16. John Constantine

    Winston, the State wants to look like it is moving towards regulating all the feral pigs dead because of the threat of pig plague.

    Unfortunately the State despises independent, self motivated capable frontiersmen more than anything else.

    If the State does nothing, then the pig plague will kill the feral pigs, the proles will be one step closer to veganism once the intensive pigs die, and the boar hunters will be put of a sport.

    There is no downside to pig plague for the revolution.

    Comrades.

  17. Exit Stage Right

    I drive in city traffic all day, everyday. Not Sydney or Melbourne but the next biggest city, you know the one, the big country town with about 2.2 mill people. Let me just say I have never considered that the cars behind me might want to float through on the amber light and that is my responsibility as the car in front to facilitate that. Always leave enough space in front of me for any emergency braking, that might be needed. Focus on the car in front, not the needs of the car behind. Maybe Sydney drivers are different, but I couldn’t give a flying fuck about whether someone behind me catches the green or amber light. Responsible driving is more important than catching a friendly light. But what would I know, I have only been driving for 51 years and I don’t drive an Audi (with German engineering, goes like the clappers etc). But, I have never run a red light.

  18. Twostix
    #3192757, posted on October 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    ‘Shy and awkward’ student, 19, is convicted of sexual assault and told to pay £250 to a schoolgirl

    He has to pay her $500 because he touched her?

    If so the state has made her a tart and is acting like a pimp.

    What a disgraceful situation.

    Keep in mind, he touched her arm.

  19. Twostix
    #3192751, posted on October 24, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    A WTF moment I heard today from someone in Singleton NSW. Apparently since water restrictions have been in the council has had a deluge of complaints by people dobbing in people not following the guidelines. The person I was talking to was amazed there were so many out there prepared to be informers for the state

    I remember a man was killed on his front yard for watering his lawn when NSW labor whipped up a hysteria about water claiming that it would never ever rain again, etc.

    There are a lot of wannabee block captains in in modern australia.

    Quite unnerving really.

    Imagine if you actually did 20 – life because you murdered someone for being a “water abuser”.

  20. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    No apology required, Knuckles. Just a sad fact of life.

    I taught #1 son and then girlfriend – now DiL – how to drive, at the same time.
    I also paid for both to be professionally taught at the same time, by the same instructor.

    DiL is now one of the safest – and quickest – drivers point to point that you could encounter.
    #1 son is a disaster. He goes through brakes and tyres like butter, and is forever complaining bout excessive fuel consumption.

  21. Gab

    Keep in mind, he touched her arm.

    Poor kid, this will mess up his mind and confidence ever more. There’s no thought for how this could affect him. Worse case scenario, he’ll become a woman-hater.
    Couldn’t blame him.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That totally out of corrector for Sinc I call BS!

    Hopefully Bespoke your opinion has more value than your syntax. Hard to tell.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    You’ll note, Lizzie, that I had the decorum not to bring your sole supporter at the time’s name into it.

    And yes, I paraphrased your commentary from various posts as you became increasingly and obviously upset that the support base you had hoped for didn’t materialise, before you flounced off. Three times. Threatening to post articles in other publications about the terrible tyrannies men foist upon women, and making the further assumption that they’d publish it because they’d done so for you on other subjects in the past.

    AND further suggesting that the banned (for the moment) poster, who is a long way from a wilting flower (to her credit, as I said at the time) would be as shocked and horrified as you would have been, red and in tears or somesuch as I recall. Which does sorta grain up against your ‘so could I’ just now.

    I will not resile from my stance that you undertook to speak for all women, and certainly all lady Cats, and that it didn’t go as planned, and that you Hulked up and took your bat and ball as a result. No I am not white-knighting.

    I am rarely embarrassed for others, but I was for the other Kittehs that evening.

    And driving is an art, rather than a skill.

  24. PoliticoNT

    Team – I’m just looking for advice/guidance on an issue. Darwin City Council has installed a substantial number of surveillance cameras in the Darwin CBD. What act or authority allows a city council to install a surveillance network? Or do they not need it? As a long term resident of the NT my understanding is authority for policing/judicial matters rests with the NT Government. Would some kind of arrangement between the two levels of government need to be in place? (In a broader sense I think a lot of governments at the local and state/territory level are about to run into serious resistance from the general public re surveillance [No surveillance without representation.] – feelings having changed over the past few years, trust having eroded.)

  25. Gab

    Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle

    I just saw a photo of the CEO. Is it a transgender? Serious question.

  26. Gab

    And driving is an art, rather than a skill.

    I disagree. I think it is both an art and a skill.

  27. What act or authority allows a city council to install a surveillance network? Or do they not need it? As a long term resident of the NT my understanding is authority for policing/judicial matters rests with the NT Government.

    They are an arm of the territory. If the Feds or the States are allowed to do something like that, then they’re allowed as long as the NT or Cth does not say no.

    There really isn’t a constitutional rule against this.

    The Feds have the defence and nationhood power and the States have plenary powers to legislate.

    You may need to look at your Local Government Act (or equivalent) or take a stab at a ‘uman rights angle. Maybe even a law enforcement powers & responsibilities approach. The ‘uman rights thing might tie into the Federal constitution.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Poor kid, this will mess up his mind and confidence ever more.

    Yes. I hope he has some good supporters around him. I know when my grandson at 13 got pulled up at school because some girl accused him of ‘looking’ at her breasts (a flat-chested 12 year old girl in a tunic in the busy lunchroom!) he was devastated and we all had to rally round and flip the school a reprimand and take his side on such silliness.

  29. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3192698, posted on October 24, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Zippy, from that Edward Snowden video:
    You can’t awaken someone who is pretending to be asleep.

    How many politicians, bureaucrats, global warming gravy trainers et al., would that cover?

  30. Roger:

    Free world and all that…but I just don’t understand this fashion (or how some of them can afford it).

    It’s a form of advertising. It says “I have low impulse control.”
    I made it a point to not have anything to do with the tattooed.
    Regard it as a form of self selection.

  31. Look at the Local Government Act 2008 (NT) s 12 (1) c)

    to provide for the interests and well-being of individuals and groups within the council area;

    Very vague but they might argue they are following this section because the cameras are in a specific area preventing (or they think) a specific problem (presumably violence and breaches of the peace) to the inner city, tourists [see s 12 (2) a)] and so on.

    Look at the ICCPR or NT law enforcement laws. Also note in your LGA that agreements with the NT and councils can be made.

  32. bespoke

    Numberwang, I apologize you aren’t the only one.

  33. Roger

    Keep in mind, he touched her arm.

    The cad!

  34. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    as you became increasingly and obviously upset that the support base you had hoped for didn’t materialise, before you flounced off. Three times. Threatening to post articles in other publications about the terrible tyrannies men foist upon women, and making the further assumption that they’d publish it because they’d done so for you on other subjects in the past.

    Continuing on this, are you?

    ‘flounced off’. Where? What ‘three times’? You made this up. Par for your course.
    ‘threatening’ re having the capacity to take this issue elsewhere? Try using the neutral word ‘stating’. A free speech issue not a gender issue in particular, although there was an element of that too, is a worthwhile thing to raise here, and if banned here (which I was partly expecting) then I was quite prepared to try elsewhere. I never gave any surety of being published in Quadrant or anywhere else, as I certainly have no surety on that, although from a comment he had made on this site on this very issue areff was obviously very concerned about the blog owner’s attitude and behavior re this matter.
    ‘terrible tyrannies men foist upon women’ – the discussion here centred on the witchcraft trials of the early modern period. Read something about them and improve yourself.

    Your assumed role here tonight seems to be that of ‘moderate’ moderator.
    You are certainly not that.

  35. If you were prepared to go to the High Court, a starting point might be Durham Holdings Ltd v NSW.

    I think it is fair to say freedom from indiscriminate state surveillance is a “deeply rooted” common law right, even if a territory is presumed to have as much power as a state.

  36. Steve trickler

    Gulag, are up to their usual tricks. This time with, Tulsi.

    Forget the Russian BS , this is clear cut and blatant political interference. Heads should roll.

    It’d be the same here.



  37. Arky

    Car quiz.
    Match the car to the program or movie:
    ..
    Rockford files
    Gone in sixty seconds
    Dirty Harry
    Breaking Bad
    Columbo
    Magnum PI
    Get Smart
    Mad Max
    Vanishing Point
    American Graffiti
    Cheers
    ..
    Pontiac Aztec
    Dodge Challenger
    Peugeot 403
    Ford Custom
    Corvette Stingray
    Sunbeam Tiger
    Pontiac Firebird
    Shelby Mustang
    Ford Model B coupe
    Ferrari 308
    Ford XB Falcon

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    Politico,

    As you probably know, the DCC cameras were installed initially as some sort of marketing exercise, ie to track the number of punters moving through the CBD at given times, traffic flows and all that.

    This is of course the line fed to the punters. The software the inscrutable dry cleaners manufactured into it, facial recognition leading to the loss of social credit etc is still there. It just needs to be turned on without the ratepayers knowing. Also, allegedly and apparently, the wallopers here have expressed considerable interest in hooking into the system to feed the DCC footage through their existing facial recognition database, ostensibly to catch people breaking their bail conditions and so on.

    The prevailing view seems to be along the lines of ‘there’s heaps in England so we’ll do that too,’ which leaves aside the skyrocketing crime figures there that is not reduced by cameras one iota if the villain is wearing a hat.

    I don’t think there’s specific NT or Commonwealth criminal legislation that either allows for this or precludes it. Real lawyers like pete m, or pretend ones like Rafiki may have other views.

    If I’m right on this point, though, there would need to be MOUs between the cops and the DCC, and in turn with NTG to allow for any footage to be used for law enforcement. Bits of the NT Information Act may be relevant. Compliance with DCC by-laws may be something else.

    Also, I heard from a reliable punter the other day that the entirety of NTG legal services have just been centralised, in a vain attempt to return to within sight of a budget – despite an explosion in public service recruitment in the past year.

    Having said all that, anything is possible – bearing in mind that NTG with the active assistance of the DCC performed the equivalent of hocking the engagement ring at Cash Converters by leasing the port to Chi-nerrrr for 99 years to get some readies. Which, of course, they spent before they got.

  39. bespoke

    Every day hear I read about exaugurated claims of harassment in the news and it seems some think they can get away with it, they belong to the tribe.

  40. bespoke

    if they belong to the tribe

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Every day hear I read about exaugurated claims of harassment in the news and it seems some think they can get away with it, they belong to the tribe.

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Bespoke. I saw this at the very junior end of the scale with the upcoming generation – see my comment above about the ridiculous ‘charge’ leveled at my grandson.

    It becomes part of the culture for young women to do this.

  42. Arky

    I just saw a photo of the CEO. Is it a transgender? Serious question.

    ..
    She has hair loss.

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    Sigh. I’m not continuing anything, Elizabeth. I’m certainly capable of doing snide, but this ain’t it.

    Your Niagara Falls scale watering-down of the other night notwithstanding, quite a considerable bit was gender-based disguised as free speech. Banned. And a woman too. Tyrannies conducted by men, especially psychologically damaging to women and painfully so on. Witchcraft trials from 400 years ago.

    And you took up the sword and claimed to brandish it on everyone else’s behalf, whether they wanted it or not. The End, and cannot be denied.

    Keep the emotion in check, please. And yes, I should improve myself by reading. If only I could find my glasses.

  44. Arky

    . What act or authority allows a city council to install a surveillance network?

    ..
    PLA.

  45. Cardimona:
    The air rifles must require a permit to acquire, etc?

  46. Nick

    Banned. And a woman too. Tyrannies conducted by men, especially psychologically damaging to women and painfully so on. Witchcraft trials from 400 years ago.

    I laughed my head off. The shark was well and truly jumped at that point.

  47. PoliticoNT

    Frank/KD – Cheers. All useful.

  48. bespoke

    Bluetooth Glasses, KD Twenty grand gets you the first pair and a photo of Stimps.

  49. Zyconoclast:

    One can only hope they are forced to liquidate their assets and are closed down.
    Unlikely as their endowment is about $1B

    Watch the bequests drop to zero really bloody quickly. Not only them, but every university.
    There’s no way they’ll be able to ring fence them.

  50. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘role of “moderate” moderator’

    Apologies. Forgot that bit.

    Well, I’ve never argued that anyone should be banned, or not banned, or un-banned, if that’s what you mean.

    If Buuurd wasn’t so anti-you know what he’d be enjoyable. High energy, actually makes an argument. Better than some of the low-wattage specimens we currently see from time to time.

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    bespoke,

    $10K in the hand and 15% of the returns.

    Include Star Wars and Baby Shark locator tones and you’re getting warmer.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    Arky at 8:27.
    Pretty sure Colombo drove an XB Falcon.
    After that I got nuttin’.

  53. zyconoclast

    1. Don’t have women soldiers
    2. Can the ADF send a batallion of lawyers to investigate?

    Derik, Syria: A new video has emerged showing bearded men, apparently loyal to a Turkish-backed militia group, abusing the body of a dead young female Kurdish fighter, Amara Renas, by kicking and stomping on her and yelling “Allahu Akhbar”.

    The disturbing footage, shot by the militants themselves on Monday and released on social media, has prompted Kurdish sources to say of Turkey’s proxy forces: “These are the very same methods [used by] Islamic State”.

  54. bespoke

    $10K and a case of Woodstock but you have to drink half.
    Final offer.

  55. Old School Conservative

    Is it a transgender? Serious question.

    Raelene is the daughter of two well known NZ sporting identities which accounts for her large bones.
    She suffers from hair loss as Arky said.
    Castle was first diagnosed with Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out, at the age of 34
    “For me, I go through cycles where my hair falls out but then grows back again. So while I’m in a period of my hair falling out, I have to wear a hat or a bandanna, or whatever you want to call it. I’m not channelling Peter Fitzsimmons,” (Stuff NZ 2018)

  56. 8th Dan

    “Swamp Donkey”

    I love it. Someone must tell Trump immediately.

    He might already know about it. Does he have access to Urban Dictionary? It’s not the same as pussy grabbing.

  57. Rockdoctor:

    A WTF moment I heard today from someone in Singleton NSW. Apparently since water restrictions have been in the council has had a deluge of complaints by people dobbing in people not following the guidelines. The person I was talking to was amazed there were so many out there prepared to be informers for the state.

    Some people will do damn near anything to get a free pat on the head or a bikkie.

  58. Eyrie

    “Some people will do damn near anything to get a free pat on the head or a bikkie.”
    Yup, sport aviation in Australia is full of them. Psychopaths and sociopaths.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    Half a case of Woodstock.

    Define ‘drink’.

  60. Old School Conservative

    “the touching of the breast was only fleeting, maybe for no more than a second or two,” Group Captain Geeves said.

    Promotion set back 3 years, no pay for a month – yep I’d say the naval officer got hit hard.
    But think of the poor victim. the woman said she felt “at breaking point” following Sub Lt Petersen’s attack.
    Our country is being defended by this woman. We’re in the best of hands.
    I hope she doesn’t suffer the treatment linked to by zycon.

  61. Steve trickler

    Be careful out there on the road.

    Fuckwits abound.



  62. Knuckle Dragger

    When too much heroin isn’t nearly enough (Herald Sun):

    ‘Heroin was allegedly dealt to ­addicts by workers linked to ­Melbourne’s troubled North Richmond safe-injecting room. Two staff employed by North Richmond Community Health — which runs the injecting centre — were among eight people arrested in a police swoop on traffickers preying on drug users in the area.

    ‘A 36-year-old Brunswick West woman was arrested at NRCH on Thursday and a man, 49, was taken into custody in Victoria St. The pair are community outreach workers who have been providing ­advice on harm reduction to local drug users, but have not been working directly in the safe-injecting room.

    ‘The arrests have sparked new calls for the injecting centre to be shut. In April the Herald Sun ­revealed two North Richmond ­Community Health workers had been caught shooting up in separate incidents close to the centre.

    ‘There have been persistent claims the injecting room — operating on a two-year trial — should not be in an area where families live and not near a primary school.

    ‘Neighbours have complained of blatant dealing, heroin use and violence involving those drawn to the area by the drug trade. There have been instances of people publicly having sex and using the street as a toilet.’

    State sponsored and condoned heroin trafficking. Nice one, Dan.

  63. bespoke

    Now asking me to define anything is like expecting monty to stop eating donuts. I’m only hear as a minor irritante.

  64. 8th Dan

    Barry Newman drove the Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point.

  65. Gab

    I am better informed thanks to you, Old School Conservative.

    You can understand why I asked the question in this day and age.

  66. Snoopy:

    Surely ears would be only $10 each?

    Yes, but ones for old mates puppy.

  67. Boambee John

    In heavy traffic it isn’t the gaps that are causing the jams.
    It is the stop start surges.

    Sometimes known as the “caterpillar effect” if I recall maths lectures from far too many years ago.

  68. Cardimona

    The air rifles must require a permit to acquire, etc?

    Yeah, Winston.
    They’re full-blown firearms.
    Only without the fire.

  69. calli

    Husky and Starch was a Gran Torino.

  70. Arky

    Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point.

    ..
    Correct. Five points.

  71. Arky

    Husky and Starch was a Gran Torino.

    ..
    -15 points. I did not ask about either.
    You there.
    Go and sit in the corner.

  72. bespoke

    Blind men say they were ‘accosted’ by animal rights activist for using guide dogs

    “These dogs don’t make it through their training if they don’t want to work,” Patel told Unilad. “A lot of dogs don’t make it through their training because they don’t want to work because they’re not interested or they’re too sniffy.”

  73. calli

    I like the corner. Some punishment.

  74. Considering the current amount of money that China is throwing at the smaller nations, it should be reasonable to expect Australia to withdraw from the UN and let them find out just how quickly an empire will send you broke?

  75. calli

    The Clampetts had an Oldsmobile.

    With rocking chair.

  76. Arky

    Facing the wall.
    And give me that Starsky and Hutch pencil case.
    You can have it back at the end of the day.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Point Break on shortly.

    Magnificent.

  78. Frank

    Is it a transgender? Serious question.

    Raelene is the daughter of two well known NZ sporting identities which accounts for her large bones.

    Dad is into powerlifting and mum is a shot-putter no doubt. Mesomorphs of some description.

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Blind men say they were ‘accosted’ by animal rights activist for using guide dogs

    From memory, People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been campaigning against the use of guide dogs for some years now.

  80. calli

    Daisy Duke had a Dodge Charger. Or was that Bo?

    ***Trigger warning***

    The General Lee.

  81. Some History

    Some History:
    Today,
    the Cancer Council will receive the Mike Daube Big Medal for Exemplary Service.
    Simon Chapman will receive the Cancer Council Trophy for Public Health Super-Heroes.
    Mike Daube will receive the Simon Chapman Really Big Medal for Public Health Super-Super Heroes.
    The Cancer Council will receive the Daube/Chapman Medal Set for Best Trophy Awards.

    So who got the Best Rack Award?

    Hands down, easy win for Mike Drab.

    https://imgur.com/JHJdwiu

  82. Arky

    Pretty sure Colombo drove an XB Falcon.

    ..
    -15 points.
    Don’t test me boy.

  83. Some History

    Somehow I don’t think that’s want you meant by “rack”. 🙂 If it’s what I think you meant, there are no good racks to be found at a “tobacco control” conference. An example of the welcoming committee at the entrance:

    https://imgur.com/aJ03HFf

  84. calli

    Dennis the Menace had roller skates. Dunno which brand.

    [runs]

  85. bespoke

    Munster’s had a Model-T That was roadworthy.

  86. Mater

    Harry Potter was a Flying Ford Anglia.

  87. Cardimona

    The XB was Max’s.
    The 308 was Magnum’s (actually Robin’s).
    The Firebird was Jim’s.
    After that, I dunno…

  88. Some History

    If we’re talking boobs, Mike Drab would win that award as well, i.e., Best Rack and Best Rack.

  89. Cardimona

    Wait, the 403 was Raincoat-man’s.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    Dumb and Dumber had a Bedford van that looked like a dog.

  91. zyconoclast

    Tesla Reports Profit for Quarter, Sending Shares Soaring

    Just months ago, Tesla was mired in turmoil. It was scrambling to raise capital, closing stores and reeling from a sudden slump in sales.

    But it seems to have shaken off many of its troubles by cutting costs, lifting deliveries to record levels and dipping into a pool of money it had been required to set aside.

    The electric-car maker’s suddenly robust position was detailed Wednesday when it reported $143 million in net income in the third quarter, defying analysts’ expectations of a loss.

    Tesla said it had earnings of $1.86 per share on an adjusted basis. Revenue was $6.3 billion in the quarter.

  92. hzhousewife

    39 dead lorry dudes were Chinese nationals…………………….

  93. Arky

    Car quiz results:
    0 correct- You are shit.
    1 correct – Shit.
    2 correct – Shit.
    3 correct – Shit.
    4 correct – Still shit.
    5 correct – Shit.
    6 correct – Still quite shit.
    7 correct – Shit.
    8 correct – A bit shit really.
    9 correct – Getting there.
    10 correct – Only a bit shit.
    11 correct – Excellent.
    12 correct – what do you mean 12? There were only 11 questions, get the hell out of here.

  94. Arky

    The XB was Max’s.
    The 308 was Magnum’s (actually Robin’s).
    The Firebird was Jim’s.

    ..
    15 points.

  95. Mother Lode

    Game fishermen have been ordered by the sport’s peak body to ‘censor’ their catches

    “I swear, officer, when I landed the fish its mouth was rhythmically moving, mockingly simulating oral sex. With absolutely no rancour I determined it was best to snap its head off and cook it rather than allow it to corrupt other fish.”

  96. Twostix:

    ‘Shy and awkward’ student, 19, is convicted of sexual assault and told to pay £250 to a schoolgirl

    And who will be to blame when the kid takes his own life?

  97. Mother Lode

    39 dead lorry dudes were Chinese nationals…………………….

    So it was because of Brexit.

  98. Mater

    Gone in Sixty – Shelby ‘Stang

  99. Arky

    Gone in Sixty – Shelby ‘Stang

    ..
    5 points.

  100. jupes

    Okay I expect about 50% correct. I haven’t seen most of those shows .

    Rockford files – Dodge Challenger
    Gone in sixty seconds – Corvette Stingray, Shelby Mustang
    Dirty Harry – Ford Custom
    Breaking Bad – Pontiac Aztec
    Columbo – Peugeot 403
    Magnum PI – Ferrari 308
    Get Smart – Sunbeam Tiger
    Mad Max – Ford XB Falcon
    Vanishing Point – Pontiac Firebird
    American Graffiti – Ford Model B coupe

  101. Some History

    Health advocate, Mike Drab, is getting old and fat (something he thought only happened to the “sinners”, e.g., smokers, drinkers). Here’s a photo where the only way you can distinguish between the men and women is that Drab has a beard (Drab is 2nd from right).

    Suppose we could crash one of Drab’s presentations and chant, “show us yer boobs”.

    https://imgur.com/RgxhSfh

  102. Arky

    Rockford Files, Pontiac Firebird:


  103. Arky

    Rockford files – Dodge Challenger
    Gone in sixty seconds – Corvette Stingray, Shelby Mustang
    Dirty Harry – Ford Custom
    Breaking Bad – Pontiac Aztec
    Columbo – Peugeot 403
    Magnum PI – Ferrari 308
    Get Smart – Sunbeam Tiger
    Mad Max – Ford XB Falcon
    Vanishing Point – Pontiac Firebird
    American Graffiti – Ford Model B coupe

    ..
    7.5 out of ten.
    37.5 points
    Vanishing point and Rockford Files incorrect.
    You can’t put two answers to a question. I hate it when kids do that.

  104. Some History

    Here’s a photo where the only way you can distinguish between the men and women is that Drab has a beard (Drab is 2nd from right).

    The women of Tobacco Control shave their facial hair… daily.

  105. Rex Mango

    What did James Dean drive in Rebel Without a Cause?

  106. mh

    Rep. Katie Hill admits to ‘inappropriate’ relationship with campaign staffer, vows to cooperate with ethics panel

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-ethics-committee-katie-hill-investigation

  107. Some History:

    Hands down, easy win for Mike Drab.

    Bastard.

    Sinc, please ban Some History for gratuitous use of questioning implements.

  108. Rex Mango

    Re Gone in Sixty Seconds, are you talking the original masterpiece, or the dodgy Nicholas Cage remake?

  109. Some History

    What did James Dean drive in Rebel Without a Cause?

    WAS THE 1949 MERCURY IN “REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE” REALLY A REBEL?

    https://www.goldeagle.com/tips-tools/was-the-1949-mercury-in-rebel-without-a-cause-really-a-rebel/

  110. Rex Mango

    The original Gone in Sixty Seconds has a 73 Mustang, same car Sean Connery drove through Vegas in Diamonds are Forever.

  111. Arky

    Good pick up there Rex.
    I have the original Gone in sixty seconds in DVD.
    It was the later model 1970’s mustang.
    The Nicolas Cage movie did Eleanor as an 60’s Shelby Mustang.

  112. egg_

    What about Kolchak’s 6 cyl pus-box Mustang?

  113. Rex Mango

    Arky, I too have one of the greatest car pornos ever filmed in my classic dvd cabinet. Great low budget movie where all the money went into cars, with terrible acting, but a superb 45min car chase thought LA.

  114. Arky

    What did James Dean drive in Rebel Without a Cause?

    ..
    Don’t know, but a Porsche killed him.

  115. Steve trickler

    Another fine story from THG.



  116. HZ Housewife:

    39 dead lorry dudes were Chinese nationals

    All male, between the ages of 24 to 30?
    How odd.

  117. Arky

    I think the 60 seconds remake worked pretty well too.

  118. Rex Mango

    SH, yeah that would be a nice car to own. If you get on Hemmings Auto Classified’s (do spend fair bit of work time on that website) a good 49 Mercury Coupe is worth a bomb.

  119. Rex Mango

    The widow of the bloke who made the original sold the rights to make the modern one and thus kept her hubby’s dream alive. He died filming a car stunt in after Gone in 60 Seconds.

  120. Rex Mango

    Egg, that is great clip, but he’s driving his SL Merc (don’t know German cars) but yeah not a Ferrari. Had his mates on street corners early morning with radios etc to get a clear run.

  121. Arky

    Geeze.
    Paris is flat isn’t it?

  122. Rex Mango

    How can you be talking car movies and not mention Two Lane Blacktop – another in classic dvd cabinet:

  123. Zyconoclast

    What did James Dean drive in Rebel Without a Cause?

    Probably Sal Mineo

  124. DrBeauGan

    For Lizzie and other lovers of Mozart operas:

    https://youtu.be/RtDX1Vl-Jxk

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent clip by The History Guy on Task Force 34.

    Loved it. Appreciated, Steve T.

    That stuff and dashcams, please.

  126. jupes

    You can’t put two answers to a question. I hate it when kids do that.

    I thought you only had 10 shows because I thought Cheers was you signing off. Also isn’t Cheers set in a bar? I didn’t think they would have cars.

    How embarrassment.

  127. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3192953, posted on October 24, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    For Lizzie and other lovers of Mozart operas:
    https://youtu.be/RtDX1Vl-Jxk

    Quite apposite re. Mozart.
    As operas go he is rather a lightweight, His work is more in line of operettas.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Another fine story from THG.

    Interesting link – my compliments and thanks.

    “Where is, repeat, where is Task Force 34. The whole world wonders.”

  129. DrBeauGan

    Quite apposite re. Mozart.
    As operas go he is rather a lightweight, His work is more in line of operettas.

    I see Mozart’s operas as inferior to Gilbert and Sullivan. Gilbert could see that fat ladies singing and pretending to be sexy chicks was funny, and he exploited it.

  130. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Another fine story from THG.

    That doco mentions the battle of Surigao Strait – Royal Australian Navy ships were there – HMAS Shropshire, and HMAS Arunta.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    CL, there’s a collection of frightbats, enough to make you shudder!

  132. Steve trickler

    Hello all.

    That stuff and dashcams, please.

    It is not comedy. You learn to look ahead on the road after watching it. With no dicky commercial corporate commentary.

    Learn from it.

  133. Some History

    Is that Kev Dudd dressed up as Joan Kirner?

  134. Some History

    The 3 lardies up front have obviously studied at the Elaine School of Dance:

  135. max

    hzhousewife
    #3192908, posted on October 24, 2019 at 9:36 pm
    39 dead lorry dudes were Chinese nationals…………………….

    They have been trying to keep that quiet. News tonight said only that they’d started from Bulgaria.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m aware it’s not comedy, Steve T.

    And I have learned from bitter experience, and the experiences of others, to look where I need to look.

    The clips can’t teach me anything, so I don’t need to learn from it.

    Thanks for the advice though, Dad.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    NB: If you had to learn to look ahead on the road by watching videos, then a) you need to get out more, and b) perhaps you shouldn’t have a licence either.

  138. mh

    JC take note. Proctor & Gamble woke ‘til their broke

    Always to ax female symbol from sanitary products packages in nod to trans users

    Always announced it will remove the Venus symbol from its menstruation products packaging following calls by transgender advocates, who said its parent, Procter & Gamble, was alienating trans and gender-nonconforming customers by not acknowledging that they, too, can experience menstruation.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/always-remove-female-symbol-sanitary-products-packaging-n1069721

  139. Steve trickler

    KD.

    It should be compulsory viewing on all the big screens at licensing centers around the country. On a loop.

  140. Steve trickler

    KD.

    You get MSM television on those screens today.

  141. Lazlo

    What is the difference between an Opera and an Operetta? Beware of judging past times by later standards. Many people dismiss Mozart thus so. Whereas, for his time, he was an absolute genius. He wrote Marriage of Figaro in six weeks. He composed entire symphonies in his head before committing them to hand-written manuscript. Try it for yourselves.

  142. Infidel Tiger

    That’s strange. The 39 dead stowaways in that lorry are apparently Chinese.

    Must be sex trafficking.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes, Steve. Yes you do.

    A fine idea.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    39 brown bread Chineee chickies would be yuuuge news.

  145. hzhousewife
    #3192908, posted on October 24, 2019 at 9:36 pm
    39 dead lorry dudes were Chinese nationals…………………….

    They have been trying to keep that quiet. News tonight said only that they’d started from Bulgaria.

    UK Plod did say they would not speculate on the nationality, beyond saying it is highly unlikely they were Bulgarian citizens.

    I took that as one glance at the pile of carcasses showed there wasn’t a hope in hell they resembled a Bulgarian (which does have a significant population of Turkish bloodline)
    So likely east asian.

  146. JC

    mh
    It’s trading comfortably near the highs. It’s a fine stock.

    If PG is trying to sell this crap to trannies, which is redundant anyway, I don’t have problem. 🙂

    The more customers the better.

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link, but the front page of tomorrow’s Oz, claims that Australians fighting with 1Z1Z are being investigated over claims that they trafficked sex sl2ves. I hope they are investigated on the same basis of rumor, innuendo and gossip that the Special Air Service Regiment is being investigated on….

  148. Infidel Tiger

    If they can convince men to start wearing tampons they have just doubled the market.

  149. egg_

    97% consensus among “climate scientists”?
    Yet not all Physicists agree on Quantum Mechanics, the building stones.

  150. JC

    If they can convince men to start wearing tampons they have just doubled the market.

    ‘sactly

  151. Lazlo

    Mozart wrote some of the most soul tearing melodies of all time. Just for starters, the Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet. Then move on to the 40th Symphony and 21st Piano Concerto. Finally, his Requiem (famous in Amadeaus), the most sublime music, ever. Lachrymosa.

  152. Lazlo

    Will you be a consumer in that market JC?

  153. jupes

    If PG is trying to sell this crap to trannies, which is redundant anyway, I don’t have problem.

    Maybe the cut and tuck takes a while to heal.

  154. JC

    No, but I see a need for a lot of blokes though.

  155. mh

    If they can convince men to start wearing tampons they have just doubled the market.

    Fair call. I don’t think outside the box.

    * boom tish *

  156. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Your Niagara Falls scale watering-down of the other night notwithstanding, quite a considerable bit was gender-based disguised as free speech. Banned. And a woman too. Tyrannies conducted by men, especially psychologically damaging to women and painfully so on. Witchcraft trials from 400 years ago.
    And you took up the sword and claimed to brandish it on everyone else’s behalf, whether they wanted it or not. The End, and cannot be denied.

    Those interested should check the thread to see who is ‘watering down’ and who is currently ‘playing something up’ into his own playbook, KD. Gender was a part of it, but free speech, as I said then, said above again tonight, and will constantly stand by, was the issue. I reiterated that a lot on the night too.

    Peremptory banning a valued commenter is not reasonable on the grounds that were used by Sinc. That is my view and was the view of others here, at the time, and has been since too. No-one denies that the owner can do what he wants; it’s his blog. Commenters here though are not automatons and do deserve consideration as human beings. That the person banned was a woman did nothing to make this ban any more palatable. None, in her final permitted comment, reiterated that she had done nothing to warrant the ban, that she would not apologise, and wished all here well. Men and women do tend to respond differently to such aggressive behavior. None was very graceful. I will grant that very aggressive women, two here in particular, always respond aggressively. Good luck to them. Yes, None could be tough. So can any woman who survives here for .. me? ten years.

    If I brandished any sword for women, KD, it was in general for all women who speak out and stay true to their principles, as None did, not just the women here, nor just those two highly oppositional ones; long may their voices be heard is my view on them. Your ’embarrassment’ for them is supremely misplaced and tremendously presumptuous. That the discussion turned to some of the worst of the abuses that women have suffered historically may have done some good to some of you. Steve Trickler’s video late that night told the witchcraft trials tale well; they are an object lesson on where gender hatred ends up. I am no bleating feminist although I think women have a place in political life beyond the home and in employment too should they wish for it. I believe very strongly that women are different in nature and kind to men and in my life have suffered badly at the hands of ‘the sisterhood’ for publicly stating this, more than forty years ago on one very notable public occasion, and many times after that.

    All of that said, in the world we live in today I am far more interested in ensuring that free speech is protected than in anything else, for it is the foundation of all liberties, for men and for women everywhere.

    As for Nick, he can go and jump his own shark, naturally piggy-backing on your illusory summary, KD.
    ————-
    Mozart, now. That such extraordinary music should attach to such seemingly banal plots has been long commented by music lovers. Yes, his operas are of the Operetta type, but they are not trivial. They engage in social comment that was brave enough for its time, and they are, as Grahame Green characterised his own best work, intended to be ‘entertainments’. But Mozart did more. The arias are perfection itself. The
    exchanges in discourse are carried on the waves of genius. BTW – you either ‘get’ Mozart, or you don’t.

  157. John Constantine

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/23/health/alzheimers-trans-fats-dementia-risk-75-higher-wellness/index.html

    Over 1,600 Japanese men and women without dementia were followed over a 10-year period. A blood test for trans fat levels was done at the start of the study and their diets were analyzed.
    Regular aerobic exercise may slow progression to Alzheimer's for those most at risk
    Regular aerobic exercise may slow progression to Alzheimer’s for those most at risk
    Researchers then adjusted for other factors that could affect the risk of dementia, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. They found that people with the two highest levels of trans fats were 52% and 74% more likely to develop dementia than those with the lowest levels.
    “The study used blood marker levels of trans fats, rather than more traditionally used dietary questionnaires, which increases the scientific validity of the results,” said neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson, director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.
    “This study is important as it builds upon prior evidence that dietary intake of trans fats can increase risk of Alzheimer’s dementia,” said Isaacson, who was also not involved in the study.

  158. Lazlo

    That could be worn nearer to the rear, perchance?

  159. Fat Tony

    Infidel Tiger
    #3192982, posted on October 24, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    If they can convince men to start wearing tampons they have just doubled the market.

    Some blokes could use them as an alternative to adult nappies and butt-plugs.

    Just as a matter of interest, IT – are you still putting that [email protected] shit on your face??

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘soul tearing melodies’

    All of those mentioned.

    Plus Roxette’s ‘Fading Like a Flower’. Just listened to it. Timeless.

  161. John Constantine

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/14/health/trans-fats-who-2023-intl-bn/index.html

    The REPLACE package is the first time the WHO is calling for the elimination of a big lifestyle factor driving non-communicable disease, as indicated by Dr. Tedros Adhanom, director-general of the WHO, while speaking during a telebriefing on Monday.
    Non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases, tend to result from a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral factors, such as diet, according to WHO. Cardiovascular diseases, associated with consuming a diet high in artificial trans fats, are an example of a non-communicable disease.
    “Non-communicable diseases are the world’s leading cause of death,” Adhanom said during the telebriefing.

    Vegetable and seed oils, [not mutton fat, dripping and lard ] are porking you up and killing your brain.

    Comrades.

  162. Lazlo

    Interesting, but I do not know what ‘trans fat’ is. Is it some person I need to beware my pronouns with, and privileges about body weight? I want to do the right thing.

  163. mh

    Trans fats?

    Not interested, thank you.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    Just as a matter of interest, IT – are you still putting that [email protected] shit on your face??

    Semen?

    Nah, very occasionally some sunburn cream or moisturiser.

  165. Infidel Tiger

    Trans Fats sounds like a cross dressing jazz player.

  166. Infidel Tiger

    If you have your hair in a man bun, it’s not too much of a leap to whack a tampon up your mangina.

  167. Fat Tony

    Infidel Tiger
    #3193000, posted on October 24, 2019 at 11:54 pm
    Trans Fats sounds like a cross dressing jazz player.

    That’d be jizz player, wouldn’t it?

  168. Lazlo

    Each to their own KD. Enjoy.

  169. John Constantine

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/politician-cannabis-1.4871840?__vfz=medium=sharebar

    The war on drugs becomes follow the money.

    We know that many Canadians’ lives were completely derailed — some perhaps ruined — because of decisions made in Parliament. That’s not to absolve individuals of personal responsibility, of course, but to highlight the fact that these now outdated laws had years-long effects on regular Canadians, while a few powerful Canadians walked away not only unscathed, but reaping the financial benefits. It was politically expedient to be a prohibitionist then; it’s economically expedient — especially for those who can coast off the name-recognition garnered from a career in politics — to take the opposite position now.

    Perhaps, as mentioned earlier, these ideological evolutions truly were genuine, and perhaps these former politicians should be commended for at least coming that far. To confess to a genuine about-face in thinking is hard, not only because changing your thinking is hard, but also because the typical response is not “welcome, friend” but “what took you so long, hypocrite?”

    ‘(It’s) the way to go’: Brian Mulroney explains his about-face on cannabis

    Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

    But there’s an obvious reason why Canadians would assume opportunity, rather than a true change of heart, was at play in the cases of Mulroney, Fantino, Oliver, Herb Dhaliwal, Leona Aglukkaq, Kash Heed, Ernie Eves and other former politicians who belatedly came to realize the relative innocuousness of medical or recreational marijuana.

    These aren’t average Joes whose views on cannabis have changed; they were and are enormously powerful people who oversaw the arrest, prosecution and punishment of thousands of Canadians who possessed substances about which they have not only changed their views, but which will now be a money-maker for them.

    To be perceived as truly genuine, such a dramatic, public about-face should probably come with a good degree of humility. Graciousness. Charity toward those you may have wronged, and also toward those with whom you were previously aligned. And the pursuit of lucrative business deals should probably wait, at the very least, until those affected by your past decisions know if and when they may apply for a pardon.

    Imagine australias political class scrambling for crony marijuana industry consulting and lobbying jobs.

    Joke is how much better off the country would be if we had let the political class benefit openly from drug companies instead of being paid by Ponxi dogbox death trap apartment loanshark developers demanding mass importation of millions of the worlds poorest people as property debt consumption machines.

  170. Lazlo

    I think you are just in denial about Canada having its first Black Prime Minister.

  171. Mark A

    Some History
    #3193005, posted on October 25, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Another article on trans fat:

    https://curvyandtrans.com/p/04F3FD/never-too-fat-to-transition/

    And he calls that an improvement in looks?

  172. mh

    If you have your hair in a man bun, it’s not too much of a leap to whack a tampon up your mangina.

    The pc morons are only now catching up with T.J. Hicks.

  173. John Constantine

    Transfats are vegynsys.

    Look at photos of australians walking the streets in the days of tallow/lard/dripping/butter.

    Watch the waddling parade now.

    We know transfats are cheap and nasty crap, but addictive and comforting and sooth anxiety.

    Giving up meat/butter/dripping for transfats vegynsys and you get a side order of alzheimers to go with your wokeness.

  174. JC

    He took the wrong bets in the tech crash but George is worth listening to on the big ideas. I reckon he’s right the human brain and computer power are nothing alike and that google has peaked. Big data and big data analysis, combined with AI is nowhere near the human brain… and he argues, big tech is Marxist and will fail.

    https://dailyreckoning.com/the-coming-internet-2-0/

  175. Tel

    Hi Sinclair, could you please add this guy to your Blogroll list on the RHS?

    http://greyenlightenment.com/

  176. Tel

    Infidel Tiger #3192982,

    If they can convince men to start wearing tampons they have just doubled the market.

    Low caliber small arms have been known to open up a market for male tampons.

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh gawd. Again with the emoting.

    Great speech Liz. Only three hours or so to compose, too. Nicely highlighted the points you were probably trying to make but were drowned in indignant horror at the time. Omitted all the high-horse slappery that accompanied it, though, as well as your presumption that you, like good old Hillary, had the female vote.

    On that particular balloon deflating, you publicly retired to the bath to refresh and recover, only to return and comment with such vitriolic spite that your comments (or parts thereof) had to be deleted by management. Of which you are not a part, despite your constant reminders of how long you’ve been here. Ten years. We know.

    On receiving no sympathy or backup or further discussion by people on the topic you then went from, as you say above, ‘ Yes, None could be tough. So can any woman who survives here for .. me? ten years’ to jackboots and tyrannies against women and little necks and fragile and special. Strong. Delicate. Strong. Fragile. Jekyll. Hyde. Depending on the audience you were hoping to attract to your failed cause.

    And THEN – and I wasn’t even going to mention this, but since you keep poking – THEN, shortly afterwards, mid moan about how hard done by you were, you started a sentence in a post which began with a plaintive ‘You need not know about………’ and then went on to describe a relative of yours who was having mental health problems to the point of self harm in a very transparent attempt to elicit sympathy.

    Which also failed, and I’m confident in making the assertion that it failed to produce the desired outpouring of support and replies to the effect how you’re such a trooper because you didn’t or wouldn’t comprehend that not only you might have relatives in that situation. I can’t speak for others (see how that works?) but I for one saw it and decided not to bother giving it legs. Until now.

    That was when you finally lost me. It was a shameful public display of using the troubles of others to garner support after all your other efforts had fallen over. This entire disgraceful episode has in my very humble view well and truly eclipsed anything the banned commenter brought to the table, and that’s saying something.

    Nice of you – again – to drag other commenters’ names into your diatribe, too. I’m sure they’re grateful. Or not. Who knows?

    In any event, there’s another regular poster that also plays the noble victim. He’s due to produce his 500 words of daily ineptitude at dawn. I’m not sure he’s intelligent enough to know what he’s typing half the time.

    But you are intelligent enough. And you do know what you’re typing. Which makes this odious chapter ten times worse.

    I’m happy enough to let this go. Again. But if you continue to flail your dainty, lace-gloved hands at me over an argument you started, you lost and you can’t let go of, then I reserve the right to respond whenever I have the inclination.

  178. Some History

    Pachelbel – Canon in D

    Beautiful piece, well done.

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And he calls that an improvement in looks?

    He lies about his weight being stable from go to whoa, as the pics show he definitely lost weight to ‘become female’. He presents as such an overweight man that he obviously had some emotional problems which he was trying to eat and drink his way out of. Yes, he probably did have less testosterone than a less weighty guy would have, and female hormones can do wonders for the tits, but he’s still a man who dieted into a dress. If he’s happy with the charade he’s in, I wouldn’t ill wish him at all, but the truth is that every cell in his body still has xy chromosomes and I wouldn’t personally be interested in talking tampons with him.

  180. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Low caliber small arms have been known to open up a market for male tampons.

    Seems that, during the bush war, in Rhodesia, you could always tell when the Security forces were planning a major operation – tampons were unavailable…

  181. mh

    I was looking at some TJ quotes

    T.J. Hicks : This next date is what we man-pimps call a doozy.
    Deuce Bigalow : What’s wrong with this one?
    T.J. Hicks : Nothin’.
    Deuce Bigalow : Have you seen her? What is she 80? A hunchback?
    T.J. Hicks : She just got outta college. Some of her girlfriends pitched in to get her a little beefcake. She thinks it’s a blind date.
    Deuce Bigalow : It’s a guy isn’t it?
    T.J. Hicks : I don’t think so, but I have been fooled before.

  182. Lazlo

    Quantum Computing is a con JC, believe me.

  183. Knuckle Dragger

    To important issues:

    Trans fats, Lazlo, are the ones the vibrations cause when you’re on a train.

  184. John Constantine

    BOT botanix, asx listed greenchip pot stock that seeks to cure acne with medical marijuana.

    Dropped over fifty percent this week when american trials showed safe and positive results– for the control placebo treatment part of the trial.

    Ooops.

    Looked at picking some up for the rest of their product pipeline, but in this trading enviroment it is time to screen out speccies, not screen them in on hope things aren’t as stuffed up as they look.

  185. Lazlo

    You OK KD? Your choice of music fine, but not over-reacting or anything? Your call.

  186. Knuckle Dragger

    All good, thank you Lazlo.

    Just laying it out, and doing so nicely.

    To clarify, if you over-react to trans fats as described – well, discretion’s the better part of valour if you know what I mean.

  187. John Constantine

    https://www.aspi.org.au/report/engineering-global-consent-chinese-communist-partys-data-driven-power-expansion

    he Chinese party-state engages in data collection on a massive scale as a means of generating information to enhance state security—and, crucially, the political security of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—across multiple domains. The party-state intends to shape, manage and control its global operating environment so that public sentiment is favourable to its own interests. The party’s interests are prioritised over simply the Chinese state’s interests or simply the Chinese people’s interests. The effort requires continuous expansion of the party’s power overseas because, according to its own articulation of its threat perceptions, external risks to its power are just as likely—if not more likely—to emerge from outside the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) borders as from within.

    This report explains how the party-state’s tech-enhanced authoritarianism is expanding globally. The effort doesn’t always involve distinctly coercive and overtly invasive technology, such as surveillance cameras. In fact, it often relies on technologies that provide useful services. Those services are designed to bring efficiency to everyday governance and convenience to everyday life. The problem is that it’s not only the customer deploying these technologies—notably those associated with ‘smart cities’, such as ‘internet of things’ (IoT) devices—that derives benefit from their use. Whoever has the opportunity to access the data a product generates and collects can derive value from the data. How the data is processed, and then used, depends on the intent of the actor processing it.

    In viktoria, the andrews occupying Nazgul quisling regime fully intends the chicom secret police to have full metadata access to the proles, starting with melbournes chicom diaspora, but extending to every potential perpetrator of dissent against Tyranny.

    Comrades.

  188. Lazlo

    I’m not sure if you are displaying discretion, neither is someone else.

    I remember the days of the Old School Yard.

  189. Some History

    Pachelbel – Canon in D

    Guitar

  190. JC

    Lazlo

    May be, however I don’t see a slowdown in the speed and functionality of computers. That appears to be still going on.

    Seymour Cray’s supercomputer of the 80s and early 90s was supposed to immensely fast. These days the average computer would be as fast.

    Seymour was out of this world smart. He was able to code new supercomputers all out of his head. He knew it all off by heart. I assume he’s not with us anymore.

  191. Some History

    Pachelbel – Canon in D

    Another fine rendition.

  192. Mark A

    John Constantine
    #3193025, posted on October 25, 2019 at 12:44 am

    In viktoria, the andrews occupying Nazgul quisling regime fully intends the chicom secret police to have full metadata access to the proles, starting with melbournes chicom diaspora, but extending to every potential perpetrator of dissent against Tyranny.

    I’m amused by this fervor by authorities to collect data about people by electronic means.
    They never had a problem of finding dissenters before.
    Look at a post earlier above about people dobbing in neighbors who disobey water restriction.

    Snitches were never in short supply, all you have to do is to set up the right environment.

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    that your comments (or parts thereof) had to be deleted by management.

    Game on, Sunshine.

    Firstly, I composed my last comment in fifteen minutes, as I write all of them. This one will be even shorter as I am going to bed. I need to get up in the morning.

    Secondly, the only comment deleted that night was one by Nick about me, one which was so disgusting that Sinc removed it. No words of mine were deleted and the deletion had nothing to do with me or anything that I said.

    Thirdly, other commenters’ names. I spoke above of two aggressive women. You can put the names to them if you wish. I mentioned Cassie because we both agreed that I write my statement; she read it an approved it prior to my posting it. She was as appalled by None’s dismissal as I was.

    Fourthly, the ‘Jekyl and Hyde’ bullshit that you deal out. Patent nonsense. Women can be strong and still have emotions about having to be so. We have a different hormonal composition to men, and it counts.

    Fifthly, the whole ‘disgraceful episode’. The only disgrace was from Nick. The reference to my ‘little neck’ was an allusion to a European Princess who begged not to be married to Henry VIII, saying she had but a little neck. After an evening here – including having my bath, hardly a flounce – I was rather hoping that the Henry’s hounding me might have given up, as I had been dealing with a threatened suicide during that interim period. Something I am used to (I’ve counselled lots of them) but it is still distressing. Sorry to mention it, but I do share my life’s trials here. It’s what I do, and have always done here, so put up with it. Not seeking any particular ‘audience’ or sympathy.

    Sixthly, attracting an ‘audience to your failed cause’. The cause of free speech is not a failed one, not yet at least, in my view. You give up on it if you wish.

    I’m ‘flouncing’ off to bed now. You carry on, soldier.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    AFP probes Aussie t#rror fighters over IZlomic State sex slavery
    Detained: Hamza Elbaf.
    Detained: Hamza Elbaf.

    exclusive
    Paul Maley
    NATIONAL SECURITY EDITOR
    @paul_maley
    46 minutes ago October 25, 2019

    Australians fighting with IZlomic State are being investigated over allegations they bought Yazidi women, roped them and held them as sex slaves, as part of a widening AFP probe into jOhadis.

    The Australian can reveal that Australian Federal Police investigators have been sent to Europe to interview suspected sexual assault victims as part of a wide-ranging investigation into dozens of ­Australians in northern Syria.

    Investigators have collected a number of harrowing and disturbing statements from the women, who have been resettled as refugees in Europe.

    The women have offered graphic descriptions of the brutal treatment they say they suffered at the hands of Australian fighters.

    The allegations have emerged as the AFP ramps up its investi­gations of Australians in Syria who fought with IZlOmic State.

    The AFP has sent at least four extra police officers to Jordan tasked with gathering evidence against the Australians marooned in the al-Hawl refugee camp and in Syrian army detention.

    They are in addition to the two AFP liaison officers permanently stationed there.

    The AFP has also doubled the size of its Australia-based team of investigators with a view to ­drawing up indictments against foreign fighters. Most of the attention so far has been on the Australian men, thought to number fewer than 20, who are being held in detention by the Syrian Defence Force.

    In addition to the string of ­terrorism charges they may face, several are also being investigated for sexual servitude or sexual ­assault stemming from their alleged treatment of the women who were bought and sold at ­IZlamic State “slave auctions’’ across the cOliphate.

    Among those held by the Kurds is Sydney man Hamza Elbaf, who in 2014 made national headlines after he travelled with his three brothers to Syria and joined IZlamic State.

    The 27-year-old played down his role within the terror group, telling Kurdish media he was a cook, not a combatant.

    He denied any involvement in the trafficking of s#x slaves, claiming he had heard of the practice but had not participated in it.

    “[It was] impossible,” Elbaf said. “They wouldn’t let you. It was done secretly. Only high-ranking people and princes in the Izlamic State had access.”

    Investigations are being ramped up as the Morrison government moves to harden its line against returning foreign fighters.

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said it was “very difficult’’ to see how Australians who joined Izlamic State could come back.

    From the Oz. Well done, get after these characters, on the same basis that SASR was investigated. Rumour, innuendo and gossip.

  195. John Constantine

    Tyrant/citizen andrews of Andrewstown, on the Andrews River, flowing down into Port Andrews Bay has seen the domination of the chinese communist party over every aspect of the everyday chinese peasant’s life.

    So captivated by the potential for Tyranny that victoria is unswervingly signed up to complete year zero totalitarianism. Hate speech laws to purge dissent.

    “Because federal hate-crime laws criminalize thoughts, they are incompatible with a free society.” – Ron Paul

    Free societies aren’t profitable enough for andrews and his cronies.

    Comrades.

  196. JC

    If Gilder is correct in his summation of Google’s profitability in the piece I posted, the stock is carrying huge risk.

    It may not be a catastrophe, but watch out below.

    Google has pulled off a fabulous accomplishment. It grew a company from nothing to a $700 billion market cap behemoth. It has dominated in the world of search and cloud computing.
    We live in the Google era. There’s no doubt about that. But that era is coming to an end.

    I chose Google to highlight the problems with the current internet infrastructure because the company is fundamentally flawed. Indeed, we already know that its advertising business is not sustainable.

    Did you know that 30% of your payments for smartphone services go to download ads that you don’t want to see? And only 0.06% of these smartphone ads are clicked on?

    According to surveys, 50% of these clicks are made in error. That means only 0.03% of ads are actually desired.

    This is a catastrophe.

    I reckon I fall in line with his summation. I rarely, if ever look at any ads and if I click on them it’s usually in error and feel annoyed.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The reference to my ‘little neck’ was an allusion to a European Princess who begged not to be married to Henry VIII, saying she had but a little neck.

    The lady in question was actually Anne Boleyn – you may be confusing her with the European princess, who would only be married to Henry VIII if she had two heads, so she could offer one head to the service of his Majesty…the lady would have made a damn fine Kitteh…

  198. Lazlo

    JC
    Cray was seriously smart, but he built computers for fast mathematical computations, whereas IBM etc built them for data processing (as it was then known).

    It’s horses for courses. Quantum Computing (and Optical Computing) are trying to play the the same ‘fast is best’ game, whereas the smarts now are in parallel cloud computing and software.

    (It was always about software, says an old programmer).

  199. Lazlo

    JC: Google’s entire (90%+) revenue stream is due to advertising. I would get out now.

  200. John Constantine

    Headology indicates that the true power-crazed control freak is drawn to metadata and Skynet identification of dissenters because they simply don’t fully trust that paid informers will betray enough threats to them with enough speed.

    Allowing Big Men networks of stasi informers and handlers secret policing the proles can create internal threats.

    Push a button and unleash the skynet social credit system and Tyranny has the perfect world, where each citizen secret polices themselves or starves.

  201. John Constantine

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/former-just-scientist-protein-startup-funding-lux-shiru-2019-10?r=US&IR=T

    In February, a startup called Sustainable Bioproducts launched with a focus on leveraging a “super protein” discovered in Yellowstone’s volcanic hot springs. A few months later, another protein-focused venture called Emergy Foods said it had closed a $US4.8 million funding round to turn fungi into filets.

    Also participating in Shiru’s funding round is food venture firm S2G, which backed the newly-public plant-based burger company Beyond Meat and a protein startup called MycoTechnology. The venture firm CPT Capital, backers of the plant-based meat company Impossible Foods and the protein startup Motif Foodworks, and also participated.

  202. Infidel Tiger

    Cracking column at The Oz from AJ on the rugby fiasco.

    He really is a good writer.

  203. Infidel Tiger

    Someone told me recently that IBM have basically staked the entire companies future on their cloud computing tech.

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    Look, it’s very important for Women drivers to keep a safe distance between cars.
    If it makes it easier for you Ladies to understand, think of it as a Vehicular Thigh Gap.
    Standards Must Be Maintained.

  205. Lazlo

    Well, they are all doing Cloud, so this is hardly product differentiation.

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    Texas Governor
    Greg Abbott
    @GregAbbott_TX
    FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

    #JamesYounger
    7:58 AM · Oct 24, 2019

  207. JC

    Lazlo

    That’s it, parallel processing. It’s not the same as quantum couldn’t think of it.

  208. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3193044, posted on October 25, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Texas Governor
    Greg Abbott
    @GregAbbott_TX
    FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

    Don’t know what’s going to happen to him, but if he was my son I’d go to all lengths to prevent this, at least until he is of age.
    A seven year old, cannot possibly weigh up all the facts, spec. if he is monstered, groomed by his mother.

  209. Mitch M.

    Someone told me recently that IBM have basically staked the entire companies future on their cloud computing tech.

    That’s where the money is but it will never have enough speed for those huge calculations. Too much distance. In supercomputers one of the design criteria is minimizing signal transmission distance. Even on PC’s that is important which is why the memory modules are next to the CPU.

  210. Snoopy

    The Yarra River Business Association has called for the river to be renamed “Birrarung”, to properly recognise its indigenous history.

    Well for starters the YRBA could rename itself the Birrarung River Business Association.

  211. 2dogs

    Someone told me recently that IBM have basically staked the entire companies future on their cloud computing tech.

    The money is there, though. Most of Microsoft’s revenue these days comes from their cloud offerings.

  212. Tom

    I have a bumper batch or ‘toons ready to go, but I can’t post them because all the Cat’s buttons have disappeared courtesy of the Microtheft Windows 10 virus. FMD. I give up.

  213. Mark A

    Tom
    #3193056, posted on October 25, 2019 at 4:40 am

    I have a bumper batch or ‘toons ready to go, but I can’t post them because all the Cat’s buttons have disappeared courtesy of the Microtheft Windows 10 virus. FMD. I give up.

    Dosen’t bother me much, but you can upload them all onto a picture server like Imgur or other, you can make comments if you like and then you only have to post one link.

    Up to you of course.

  214. notafan

    The 39 Chinese.

    Must have been a miscalculation on the part of the smugglers.

    Must be a little disconcerting for the Chinese government

    So many of their people wishing to be anywhere else.

    Communism

    Ain’t it grand.

  215. notafan

    I see kd is ducking and weaving with the passive aggressive one

    You know

    The one who goes on and on and on then resorts to foul language or nonsensical claims like you’re just jealous because I’m so bootiful and wich whenever her weak as argument gets exposed.

  216. Gab

    The one who goes on and on and on then resorts to foul language or nonsensical claims like you’re just jealous because I’m so bootiful and wich whenever her weak as argument gets exposed.

    But enough about Clammie Ford.

  217. bespoke

    But enough about Clammie Ford.

    Boom!!! 😂

  218. Herodotus

    Anyone with Origin as their electricity retailer should look closely at the rates being charged, and switch to another supplier if it’s not very competitive. We went through this process recently, and trimmed 8c off the peak rate and another 4c from the off-peak.
    You might also have a look at what the Origin CEO is spruiking in today’s Australian.
    Mr. Calabria says coal is finished and the government should not try to keep it going.

  219. Bruce of Newcastle

    Popcornworthy news of the first water:

    California’s Electric Vehicle Dream Is Turning Into A Nightmare

    California might be blazing a trail with getting a large number of electric vehicles on the road, but the only trail California is currently blazing is the wildfire/PG&E fiasco that could once again plunge millions of Californians into the dark in the next wave of blackouts, expected today, the likes of which could sour investor confidence in purchasing a vehicle that relies on sketchy power sources.

    It’s windy in dry California, and apparently that’s enough to trigger another preemptive blackout for PG&E customers. For starters, PG&E will cut power to 179,000 residents on Wednesday.

    But it’s not just PG&E. Other utilities, too, such as Edison International and Sempra, are also expected to cut off power to hundreds of thousands of Californians who are in an area that is notoriously dry, with winds expected to combine with those dry conditions to create too much of a fire risk.

    The result? A blackout akin to the Venezuela 2019 blackouts that kept millions in the dark.

    So not only are EV owners stranded by no electricity, but the PG&E debacle has now spread. Other electricity companies are so terrified of being sued for fires that they’re cutting off electricity as well.

    I’m sad for the poor people who are dying as a result of this. Leftists seem to be good at killing the innocent.

    Well done California. Every time you think they’ve jumped the shark another bigger shark appears.

  220. bespoke

    JC
    #3192984, posted on October 24, 2019 at 11:36 pm
    If they can convince men to start wearing tampons they have just doubled the market.

    ‘sactly

    Most of there marked don’t pay attention but once word gets out it will make them cringe.

  221. John Constantine

    Sold my long held origin shares and changed electrical retailers. Whatever the woke business strategy of origin sees Australia becoming, it is a Statist dystopic future, friendly to woke totalitarian Stalinist revolutionary freedom fighters that make their companies tools of struggle.

    Investors and customers are not important, only crony Statist Tyranny is important.

    Comrades.

  222. John Constantine

    Rural Viktoria is only weeks away from kalifornia style blackouts.

    Lawsuits for the St Patricks Day fires up and running.

    Masses of money spent this winter to enable voters from dissenting electoral booths to be cut off the grid while swinging towns stay on.

    Electricity rationing posing as fire Safety is in Andrews Nazgul occupied Viktoria.

    Comrades.

  223. bespoke

    Thanks mh. It’s frustrating. If it was my kid I would be going nuts.

  224. John Constantine

    https://yellrobot.com/china-using-facial-recognition-smart-toilet-paper-usage/

    The use of AI in China may be getting a bit out of hand. We’ve previously reported on the country using facial recognition to make sure citizens sort their garbage properly and having robots act as drug counselors. Now artificial intelligence and facial recognition are making their way into some public restrooms in the form of smart toilets.

    If you happen to be using a stall in Guangzhou’s Shamian island, you might want to be careful about how much toilet paper you plan to use. Authorities are using sensors and facial recognition to monitor citizens as they go to the bathroom. Users can only use up to 90 cm of toilet paper before they are cut off.

    Also if you happen to be having some stomach issues and need to quickly return to the stall you may be out of luck. If the smart toilet system detects the same face within ten minutes, the person won’t be allowed any more paper.
    China Monitoring Toilet Paper Usage Since 2017

    Apparently using AI to monitor Chinese bathrooms is nothing new. Facial recognition for toilet paper conservation first appeared in 2017 at a public bathroom at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing.

    While most are a bit wary of their toilet paper usage being monitored some citizens feel it is necessary.

    Proles secret police themselves and will not dissent against their toilet paper ration being increased to ninety centimeters. How long until viktoria finds out dan andrews has signed us up to comply with the same regulations?.

  225. zyconoclast

    John Constantine
    #3193080, posted on October 25, 2019 at 7:11 am
    https://yellrobot.com/china-using-facial-recognition-smart-toilet-paper-usage/

    There are places where there is no rationing but you pay per ‘usage amount.’

    Use more = pay more.

    People will start carrying their own or start practicing open defication. You know you want to.

  226. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    From https://savejames.com/

    universal suffrage, gender equality are the root cause of our civilisational downfall

  227. calli

    Keep cool and stay hydrated, Cats! The mercury will soar in Sydney to a sizzling 37C.

    These unprecedented temps will see birds dropping from the trees and bitumen boiling on the roads.

    Take care and hope that we can come through this Climate Emergency unscathed.

  228. 1735099

    The 39 Chinese.

    Must have been a miscalculation on the part of the smugglers.

    Must be a little disconcerting for the Chinese government

    So many of their people wishing to be anywhere else.

    Communism

    Ain’t it grand.

    I doubt the Chinese government is in the least “disconcerted”.
    Using your (extremely dodgy) reasoning –
    Those dead Chinese “wishing to be anywhere else” represent a whole 0.00000281385281% of the total population.

  229. Top Ender

    Won’t somebody rescue Tom?

    I need my daily fix of cartoons!

  230. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘bitumen boiling on the roads.’

    Yes. The one thing guaranteed not to be seen in Sydney today is a dainty ER warrior glueing its arse to warm bitchy.

  231. Top Ender

    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, a great victory in 1415 for the British over the French.

    Point to note: King Henry did not fight without a helmet on, as depicted so often in films – else he’d be hors de combat in the first few minutes…

    https://www.britishbattles.com/one-hundred-years-war/battle-of-agincourt/

  232. calli

    This confection is what passes for breaking news on Aunty’s “Just In”.

    Are they trying to outdo The Bee? If so, it’s a poor effort.

  233. stackja

    25 October 1616
    The first recorded European landing on Dirk Hartog Island in Shark Bay, Western Australia

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