Open Forum: November 16, 2019

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dear Cats. Forgive me for posting in prime time but I’m on the road and the swag beckons.

    My compliments, and thank you, Hazmatic.

  2. egg_

    @rse Bandit’s no borderline @rsehole.

  3. Geriatric Mayfly

    My compliments, and thank you, Hazmatic.

    He’s really poked the hornet’s nest. Singular, please note.

  4. miltonf

    Spot on Tintarella re Shorten. The very model of a modern career politician. A Uni unionist who’s never worked in a blue collar job.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3214443, posted on November 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    It’s not as though Kaepernick’s short of a quid, 

    Possibly.
    But what has been taken away is his SJW lectern, which is what he craves.
    He liked being Col’n Kapernik, quarterback, but he loved being Col’n Kapernik, social justice activist to rival MLK.
    I think you are right about him pissing the cash away.
    I reckon the next time we see him will be in about 20 years time, re-appearing as Colleen Kapernik and starring alongside Caitlyn Jenner in a re-make of Thelma and Louise.

  6. I’ll agree with Bandt.*

    Our conservative governments have reckless fire policies.

    Increased fuel loads, no hazard reduction, limited back-burning, blocked fire trails, bans on residential clearing, prohibition or curtailing of forestry, profit a pendres and grazing.

    *Which are all (inner-city) Green policies, or sops to the Greens doled out by the ALP or LNP.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    Heh.

    Col’n.

    Col’n K’purn’k.

  8. cohenite

    I do the odd little movie review; a recent topic was the latest iteration of Charlie’s Angels. I wrote this:

    This is not a movie, it’s a feminist primer, a festival of woke. Besides which is anyone else sick of 45kilo girl brats being shown wiping the floor with 100kilo tough guys. This is not fantasy, it’s wish fulfillment by left wingers.

    Apart from it’s woeful content the movie is poorly written, shot and acted.

    So far we’ve had a number of great franchises completely gutted by leftie politics: Ghostbusters, Men in Black, Terminator, Star Wars and I seriously hope the new woke James Bond crashes and burns.

    Don’t waste your money; go and see Ford v Ferrari instead

    The review received a lot of hits with over 50% approving. Then as if by magic it turned to this:

    Apart from it’s woeful content the movie is poorly written, shot and acted.

    So far we’ve had a number of great franchises completely gutted by leftie politics: Ghostbusters, Men in Black, Terminator, Star Wars and I seriously hope the new woke James Bond crashes and burns.

    Don’t waste your money; go and see Ford v Ferrari instead

    Amazing innit?

  9. Geriatric Mayfly

    Given what is happening to Trump at the moment over a few lines in a phone call, I cannot for the life of me see how The Hillbot would have the gall to even consider running. If a Republican majority came to pass, they would be onto her in an instant, considering the criminal baggage she has already accumulated.

  10. mh

    Amazing innit?

    You’ll have to tell us where you were posted your review, then we’ll make a judgement.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3214449, posted on November 17, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Hahahaaa.

    Just watched the snippet of Life of Brian where one of the JPF decides he wants to be a woman and have babies.

    ‘You can’t have babies, you haven’t got a womb. Where’s the foetus gonna gestate, you going to keep it in a box?’

    And here we are.

    It’s symbolic of Loretta’s struggle against oppression, Reg.
    Reg : It’s symbolic of his struggle with reality.
    .
    How long before we are watching a re-run on TV and that scene gets quietly snipped off, like a Wing Commander’s cock?

  12. feelthebern

    where he proved that he is still one of the most talented quarterbacks in the USA.

    Rubbish.
    Got to one super bowl.
    Contrary to what someone posted before, he didn’t win it.

  13. Fisky

    Back in August I collated the responses of those who provided some answer regarding their level of motivation regarding service in Vietnam. It was not a ‘set question’ but in some instances formed part of an individual explanation of their personal narrative. The AAAFA is a useful dataset. n = > 30, so can be considered a representative sample. I have not detected any overt interviewer bias. It is an excellent representative sample. I have pointed this out all before.

    This notion that Australian troops had no choice but to go to Vietnam is a KGB propagated lie.

  14. feelthebern

    Colin Kaepernick was an ok duel threat QB.
    So was RGIII.
    But if your pass accuracy aint great, it means you have to run a lot.
    Which means you get hit a lot.
    Which means you remain only ok for a short period of time.

  15. Tel

    Maybe we are just producing weak pricks.

    Can’t imagine this current generation winning WW2.

    Fortunately the current generation of Germans are not up to starting anything.

  16. Hazmatic

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3214456, posted on November 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm
    Dear Cats. Forgive me for posting in prime time but I’m on the road and the swag beckons.

    My compliments, and thank you, Hazmatic.

    Z2K and Johno – Wait out.

    While that lot confirms everything that you’ve both proposed here. There are some special circumstances relating to the 2nd 7RAR tour that the expert in ‘hand to gland combat’ hasn’t worked out yet…

    Only today he has discovered that 15% of his own conscripted cannon fodder platoon were Nasho Volunteers! If only someone had told him earlier…

    Go easy. 😉

    There’s further beclownment yet to come.

  17. rickw

    For anyone who thought FPS Russia (Kyle) was dead, he ain’t. Just been busy fighting charges for two years with a bit of prison time on the end:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3YazQEuzw

  18. cohenite

    You’ll have to tell us where you were posted your review, then we’ll make a judgement.

    Amazon.

  19. Muddy

    the Australians at War Film Archive.

    That is indeed a great resource, and one in which I have spent many an hour procrastinating about more important tasks.

    I only ever comment about certain niche historical aspects of the Vietnam War which I have a fractional knowledge of, but kudos to you, Hazmatic, for your research efforts.

  20. feelthebern

    Kaepernick would need to fit into an offence that suits him.
    & that doesn’t have a QB depth chart that already has 3 better him already on the roster.
    When you go through all 32 franchises, the only one that I think he could have a chance at is the Carolina Panthers.
    The Cam Newton/Ron Rivera playbook would suit him.

  21. rickw

    Maybe we are just producing weak pricks.

    Can’t imagine this current generation winning WW2.

    The need for mental health breaks follows pretty closely on the appearance of sports psychologists.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    By any chance is Colon Kapernik related to Englebert Kapernik?

  23. hzhousewife

    Whooooo
    Campbell Newman is very very anti Ben Roberts-Smith on PML tonight.

  24. mh

    Amazon.

    Now you need to write another review.

    Of Jeff Bezos.

  25. Leigh Lowe

    expert in ‘hand to gland combat’

    Snort, cackle!

  26. Knuckle Dragger

    Kaepernick would make a shit centre half-back.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Campbell Newman is very very anti Ben Roberts-Smith on PML tonight.

    They fought shoulder-to-elbow in … no wait.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    Breaking news:

    They’ve just run out of palm oil at the Toowoomba Village Amcal.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3214486, posted on November 17, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Kaepernick would make a shit centre half-back.

    I dunno.
    I would like to see him playing on Barry Hall and giving Baz a couple of sharp fingernails under the ribs.

  30. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Can’t imagine this current generation winning WW2.

    If and when the need arises the current generation will respond just as bravely and valiantly as their forefathers did in WWII.
    Don’t confuse them with the stupid, insipid, dithering dickheads in politics and the bureaucracy, who are no different today than they were back then.

  31. Zyconoclast

    It’s Not Just Farmers—U.S. Exports May Never Recover From the Trade War

    The Trump administration’s trade war is ravaging exports to China across the U.S. and well beyond the farm belt, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show.

    More than 30 states stretching from Florida to Alaska suffered double-digit drops in merchandise exports to China through September of this year. Sales to the Asian nation fell 39% in Texas, where oil and gas products comprise the largest export to that country.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pop star will.i.am at fault, says Qantas crew

    Robyn Ironside
    AVIATION WRITER
    @ironsider
    25 minutes ago November 17, 2019
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    Flight attendants have gone on the attack over pop star will.i.am’s outing of a Qantas cabin crew member he claims treated him poorly because of his race.

    The Black Eyed Peas rapper in a string of tweets on Saturday ­labelled the flight attendant ­“racist” after police were called to meet his flight from Brisbane to Sydney.

    The incident is believed to have stemmed from will.i.am’s behaviour throughout the flight, from refusing to show his boarding pass to ignoring safety directions to stow his laptop.

    “This is how your (sic) greeted when you land from Brisbane to Sydney flying Qantas with a ­racist flight attendant named …,” he tweeted, with a picture of an Australian Federal Police officer.

    “She sent the police after me because I couldn’t hear the PA while making beats on the plane while wearing noise-cancelling headphones.”

    He continued with “Qantas your racist flight attendant was beyond rude … Imagine if the police were as aggressive as (flight attendant’s name)”.

    A Qantas spokesman confirmed there was a “misunderstanding” that appeared to have stemmed from will.i.am wearing noise-cancelling headphones.

    “We completely reject the suggestion this had anything to do with race,” the spokesman said.

    “We’ll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour.”

    The flight attendant in question was being supported by ­Qantas and friends yesterday after followers of will.i.am trolled her on her social media sites, and labelled Qantas the “white ­supremacist airline”.

    Flight Attendants Association of Australia secretary Teri O’Toole said it was disappointing and completely unjust that individual crew were singled out and their names spread across social media for simply doing their job.

    “These are safety protocols that have been put in place by Qantas,” Ms O’Toole said. “As employees, crew are bound to follow their employer’s direction. It seems that in doing this, crew are being vilified and ­attacked on ­social media.”

    She said take-off and landing were “critical operational times” and a flying laptop could cause ­serious injury to another passenger or crew member. “It seems like a pretty simple request (to stow a laptop for landing) and it’s there to protect passengers,” Ms O’Toole said.

    Breaking, from the Oz. I hope the flight attendant sues for gazillions.

  33. jupes

    The need for mental health breaks follows pretty closely on the appearance of sports psychologists.

    Just like the proliferation of psychs in the army has resulted in a suicide crisis.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Apropos of Yank footy:

    It was humorous the other day to watch the bloke drag the other bloke’s helmet off the other day, and then try to bean him with it.

    Helmetless bloke lands on his arse, looks up and says to his adversary, ‘Bitch’.

  35. feelthebern

    KD, the white guy was the instigator.
    The black dude (#1 overall draft pick from Texas A&M) was retaliating.

  36. Just like the proliferation of psychs in the army has resulted in a suicide crisis.

    They’re crazier than the patients, but it’s infectious.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    “She sent the police after me because I couldn’t hear the PA while making beats on the plane while wearing noise-cancelling headphones.”

    And, as everyone knows, we face a critical beat shortage which Mr I.am is trying to alleviate.

  38. feelthebern

    Cleveland Browns have had more first round draft picks in the last decade than any other franchise.
    New England Patriots have had the least.

  39. egg_

    “It seems like a pretty simple request (to stow a laptop for landing)

    Unless you’re “entitled”?

  40. feelthebern
    #3214470, posted on November 17, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    where he proved that he is still one of the most talented quarterbacks in the USA.

    Rubbish.
    Got to one super bowl.
    Contrary to what someone posted before, he didn’t win it.

    He won an NFC championship.

    Not the Super Bowl.

    He’s also 32. His career is over as he hasn’t played in 3 years.

  41. feelthebern

    Qantas hates the black or brown man.

  42. BrettW

    Am all for freedom of speach etc but I find I am now neutral over what happens to Folau and his battle with RA.

    Certainly no fan of Castle etc but Folau’s comment about gods punishment does not impress me at all.

    I am not religious but it would appear Folau’s god’s punishment , by the bush fires, is punishing many who were probably against SSM and abortion.

    Folau can exercise his right to freedom of speach but I am now exercising my right to think he is a loon and RA might have done the right in cutting him loose. Imagine if he was still playing for Australia and went on about gods punishment of those suffering from the bush fires.

    Hopefully none of those who donated money to his legal bills are suffering from bush fires in their homes etc.

    Regretfully he has just shown Beattie and the new RL guy were right to not welcome him back to League. I must emphasise I am no fan of Beattie either.

    I presume RA can use his latest comments to support their view he was a loose cannon who should have been careful about what he said.

  43. feelthebern

    Tom Brady is 42.
    But he can pass.

  44. jupes

    If and when the need arises the current generation will respond just as bravely and valiantly as their forefathers did in WWII.

    Yeah nah.

    Let’s see what Keith Miller had to say on the subject:

    “Pressure? There is no pressure in Test cricket. Real pressure is when you are flying a Mosquito with a Messerschmitt up your arse.”

    Can’t recall Keith taking any mental health breaks.

  45. Infidel Tiger

    The NFL wanted to keep Kaepernicks tryout in-house, with no media except their own spin-doctors present, most likely so they could again deny him a return to the game. He was having none of that and arranged his own venue, open to the media, where he proved that he is still one of the most talented quarterbacks in the USA.

    From what I have read from people who live and breathe the game, Kaepernick has a hugely powerful arm and a great running game but generally misses targets by 5-10 yards every throw. QB’s at NFL level live and die by accuracy. Running game means squat. He’s also a trouble maker and not suited to team sport.

    Guy could make a healthy living jerking soy boys off in back alleys.

  46. feelthebern

    What does Folau’s religious views have to do with anyone apart from those in his congregation?
    Unless he’s inciting violence, he can say what he wants.

  47. feelthebern

    QB’s at NFL level live and die by accuracy.

    Fact check: True.

    This is why Tim Tebow was found out at NFL level.

  48. Certainly no fan of Castle etc but Folau’s comment about gods punishment does not impress me at all.

    I am not religious but it would appear Folau’s god’s punishment , by the bush fires, is punishing many who were probably against SSM and abortion

    Yeah, it’s not as if the bushfires are in the Melbin CBD or Oxford St.

    How come I’ve notived that God only punishes the policies I feel the most strongly negative about? Gee I don’t know, it’s a Scooby Doo mystery.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    Brady is a phenom.

    Accurate. Team oriented. And he has a brain that knows just what to do at critical moments.

    Glad to hear Tua has only dislocated his hip. Huge talent and genuinely good person.

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Tebow was the perfect College player.

    His game style don’t fly in the big leagues.

    It’s like Glen Maxwell. Has every shot and can do amazing stuff but completely unsuited to proper cricket. And now he’s mentally fucked too. Weak as piss.

  51. cohenite

    Now you need to write another review.
    Of Jeff Bezos.

    He’s a smart ugly bastard who through his hobby, WAPO, has demonstrated he has more in common with soros then Trump.

  52. feelthebern

    This new breed of baseball style QB’s in the NFL like Mahomes & Murray & to a lesser extent Lamar Jackson are having their time in the sun.
    But they will all have bung arms by the time they are 30.

  53. mh

    ‘What’s a girl seeking, alone at night?’ German mayor’s ‘victim-blaming’ blasted as immigrants accused of gang-raping teenager

    Mayor Gunter Czisch was “shocked” by the crime, telling Sudwest Presse that “Ulm is a safe city but there is no such thing as absolute security.” The official then quickly made something of a detour, to ostensibly chastise the girl’s parents.

    “I wonder, however, what a 14-year-old-girl would want in Ulm at night. Parents have a duty to ensure that an underage girl does not walk around the city alone. I want to be clear: we all have to take our duties seriously if we want to prevent cases like this one.”

    https://www.rt.com/news/473553-germany-ulm-outrage-refugees/

    The Mayor is correct, but of course he chooses to ignore the elephant – gangs of middle eastern and African males are roaming the streets of Germany. Nice one Mutti Merkel!

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Brady could play another 10 years.

  55. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    How come I’ve notived that God only punishes the policies I feel the most strongly negative about?

    Factcheck = true, Dot.
    I wonder if Folau has, or ever had, a variable interest rate home loan?
    It’s been a long time since I heard one of these “born again” types rail against usury.

  56. feelthebern

    Trevor Lawrence out of Clemson could be the second coming of Brady.
    He’s carrying an offensive line this year that can’t block anything, yet they still haven’t dropped a game.
    & this is only his second year at college.
    Bandanna man will hate him.
    Can’t finish a sentence without thanking Jesus.

  57. Infidel Tiger

    College Football is a hella fun.

    Before the roids and coke takeover it’s a great game.

    Ludicrous the players don’t make bulk coin from it.

  58. Leigh Lowe

    “She sent the police after me because I couldn’t hear the PA while making beats on the plane while wearing noise-cancelling headphones.”

    We have people happily playing sport and making movies who firmly believe in E-meter auditing and that God is called Mr Hubbard and he left earth by spaceship.
    Fucking loonies, no doubt, but no-one is taking their livliehoods away.

  59. Arky

    Just spent the day sewing the vinyl top for the Model A.
    Sewing machine crapped out halfway through.
    Bought another: $280 Spotlight.
    Now to fit the bloody top. Might catch some zees first.

  60. feelthebern

    Just checking UK customs.
    I can take 4 litres of wine into the country with zero duty.

  61. Infidel Tiger

    Dude takes up sewing.

    Uses car as cover.

    Very suspect.

  62. feelthebern

    Just spent the day sewing the vinyl top for the Model A.

    Mardi Gras costume ?

  63. Leigh Lowe

    Guy could make a healthy living jerking soy boys off in back alleys.

    It never ceases to amaze me what passes for “healthy” in WA.

  64. Arky

    Might take the old sewing machine hunting with me.
    Give it a half hour head start before putting some .303 rounds into it.

  65. feelthebern

    When the zombie apocalypse comes, Arky will quickly assume power due to his skill set.

  66. Leigh Lowe

    Just spent the day sewing the vinyl top for the Model A.

    Voice to text.
    Just spent the day sewing the vinyl top for the model, eh?

  67. Leigh Lowe

    When the zombie apocalypse comes, Arky will quickly assume power due to his skill set.

    Yeah, because a well made vinyl roof is the only known protection from zombies.

  68. Arky

    Sheds have roofs.
    Model A’s have tops.
    Made of vinyl.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3214533, posted on November 17, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Dude takes up sewing.

    Uses car as cover.

    Very suspect.

    That sledge would get you banned until Easter in the Sheffield Shield.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They’ve just run out of palm oil at the Toowoomba Village Amcal.

    I can foresee Toowoomba Village Amcal running out of blood pressure medication about lunchtime tomorrow.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Nein, Nein, NEIN, Goebbels you dumkopf.
    The final solution.
    FINAL!!!
    What ze fuck good is a vinyl solution, you mascara wearing poof?

  72. Leigh Lowe

    I give myself a one week ban from the Fuhrer’s Berlin Big Bash.

  73. Leigh Lowe

    I can foresee Toowoomba Village Amcal running out of blood pressure medication about lunchtime tomorrow.

    With any luck Dymock’s Toowoomba will be out of Pocket Oxfords and Roget’s Brontosauruses as well.

  74. egg_

    “It seems like a pretty simple request (to stow a laptop for landing)

    Unless it’s “Do you know who I.am?”?

  75. Mitch M.

    Can’t recall Keith taking any mental health breaks.

    Read War of Nerves, Ben Shephard. For every physical casualty there were two psychiatric casualties.

    Post WW2 the psychiatric wards were overflowing with burnt out cases which is why they welcomed the advent of the first decent antidepressants, antipsychotics, and in the US were so desperate Walter Freeman and a few others came up with that terrible frontal lobotomy procedure. PTSD wasn’t even recognised as a formal diagnosis until the early 70’s.

    The current generation clearly has anxiety and depression issues. If you think you know why you are wrong. No-one knows but that won’t stop endless arm waving. Speculate to your heart’s content but remember you are speculating.

  76. Top Ender

    Andrew Bolt: Anti-white ABC film a grim sign of our intellectual decay

    If you needed any proof that truth is now what activists say it is, look no further than the ABC’s upcoming anti-white film which will make extraordinary claims by an “Aboriginal historian”, writes Andrew Bolt.

    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only
    November 17, 2019

    Truth is now what activists say it is. Proof: the ABC will next year screen a two-part “history” by “Aboriginal writer” Bruce Pascoe.

    Based on Pascoe’s prize-winning book Dark Emu, the film will make an extraordinary claim.

    No, Aborigines weren’t primitive hunter-gatherers, but sophisticated farmers with an “agricultural industry” — tilled fields, big villages and huge overhead granaries. That is, until it was destroyed by wicked men as white as, er, Pascoe’s face.

    This is the kind of anti-white story that the woke now love, and so Pascoe was given the NSW Premier’s Prize for Book of the Year and another for best indigenous writer. The Australia Council gave him a lifetime achievement award.

    He’s even been made a professor in the indigenous faculty of the University of Technology Sydney.

    But wait. Pascoe has repeatedly said he’s Aboriginal, although he conceded it’s “only a remote Aboriginal heritage, going back to my mother’s grandmother”.

    Still, he loves being Aboriginal: “It does my soul good to go back and talk words that my great-grandmother would have spoken.”

    So who is this great-grandmother? I asked Pascoe on to my TV show to discuss this. He said he wouldn’t, despite telling journalists he’d love a “yarn” with me.

    I wrote twice more to Pascoe asking him to name his great-grandmother or any other Aboriginal ancestor. He didn’t.

    But about 20 amateur researchers, led by scientist Bruce Karge and publishing on dark-emu-exposed.org, have fact-checked Dark Emu. They’ve also checked Pascoe himself, examining birth certificates, death notices, graveyard records and newspapers.

    How odd: they cannot find a single Pascoe ancestor who is Aboriginal. All are descended from English immigrants.

    For instance, Pascoe’s great-grandmothers on his mother’s side were both English, and only one — Sarah Matthews — lived in Australia.

    On his father’s side, all great-great-grandparents were born in England.

    Sure, maybe there’s a mistake, or an illegitimate birth somewhere. If so, Pascoe isn’t telling.

    Equally dubious is the evidence for Pascoe’s claim that Aborigines were actually farmers.

    For example, Pascoe claimed that explorer Thomas Mitchell wrote that he once “rode through nine miles of stooked grain” — sheaves of grain cut and heaped on end to dry.

    In fact, Mitchell, in his 1848 Journal of an Expedition Into the Interior of Tropical Australia, wrote that he’d “counted nine miles along the river, in which we rode through this grass only, reaching to our saddle-girths”, and that “dry heaps of this grass, that had been pulled expressly for the purpose of gathering the seed, lay along our path for many miles”.

    The grassland is what reached for nine miles. The “stooks” were just heaps of grass along the route, as you’d expect from hunter-gatherers.

    Pascoe misquoted his source. I asked him about that, too, but got no response.

    Pascoe has also told of huge seed granaries built by Northern Territory Aborigines and looted by an explorer’s brother.

    “Ernest Giles’ brother … came across huge stores of what he discovered was grain stored up in platforms, three metres off the ground. Each of those stores weighed a ton …

    “It didn’t stop him stealing it, because, once again, he was an explorer. He was lost and he was angry.”

    In fact, it wasn’t Ernest Giles’ brother, but an unrelated Giles, Christopher, who found a single wooden platform near the Finke River while preparing for the telegraph line.

    Giles wrote: “This was a rude platform built in a tree, about 7 or 8 feet [2.44m, not 3] from the ground.”

    On it, Giles found bags made from clothes Aborigines had stolen from his men: “They contained different kinds of grain … [in] the legs of our trousers and the sleeves of our shirts, tied up at each end.”

    That would not add up to a ton, and Giles’ men didn’t steal it: “I would not allow this, nor permit anything to be removed.”

    Again and again, Pascoe misquotes sources in ways that boost his claims.

    He claims Aborigines had elaborate dams and irrigation systems, and writes that Ernest Giles in 1875 “found a dam near Ooldea, South Australia” that had “a bank 1.5 metres high” with “an overflow channel”.

    But Giles’ 1872-1876 journals describe Ooldea having only a “soak” — “a shallow native well” which they “had to dig out” to find water at “a depth of between three and four feet”.

    This is the “Aboriginal historian” and “history” the ABC will next year present as authoritative.

    What a grim sign of our intellectual decay.

  77. egg_

    Can you speak a little louder?

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Andrew Bolt: Anti-white ABC film a grim sign of our intellectual decay

    Comment from that story.

    William
    1 hour ago
    Yeah, they had combine harvesters, sold crops on the futures market and export using deep water canoes. Where is the evidence? Dreaming.

  79. max

    Paterson and Hastie not repenting. The mood is turning on China.

    Brennan lays it out above: their modus is to pay off elites.

    Tonight on the ABC, the lady mayoress of Whitehorse (Box Hill) let slip that there are eight more multi storey tower blocks in the pipeline to complement the 30 and 40 storey shibboleths that exist already. Lovely old cottages gone forever. Overgrown gardens no more. Narrow roads lined with parked Mercs, Lexus and Range Rovers belonging to Chinese who take ten minutes to reverse park. A nearby girls’ school invited parents to contribute to a support fund for a family who’d lost a parent. Most people put in five dollars or twenty if you were generous. Chinese mother in a rush pulls out her cheque book: ‘Will five thousand do ?’

    A hot war in 5 years says Brennan and in the South China Sea.

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Based on Pascoe’s prize-winning book Dark Emu, the film will make an extraordinary claim.

    What bothers me, is that there is an edition, of all this malarkey, to be used to teach history in schools.

  81. MatrixTransform

    got the Bruce Pascoe book as a gift and speed readed it this morning.

    utter gibberish

    these stone tools are overlooked by exerts because, stupid anthropologists and their narratives etc.

    images of ‘wells’ look suspiciously like puddles but wtf would I know eh?

    fish traps seem legit

  82. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    PTSD wasn’t even recognised as a formal diagnosis until the early 70’s.

    The late, great comedian, George Carlin, explains PTSD.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Interesting times in Iran.

    Close to exploding.

  84. 132andBush


    Now to fit the bloody top. Might catch some zees first.

    Zeds

  85. egg_

    Narrow roads lined with parked Mercs, Lexus and Range Rovers belonging to Chinese who take ten minutes to reverse park.

    Sounds like Ryde in Sydney – wait till you’re stuck behind a blunder bus that doesn’t go over 40 km/h driven by a myopic elderly (ex Honkers?).

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    With any luck Dymock’s Toowoomba will be out of Pocket Oxfords and Roget’s Brontosauruses as well.

    Should imagine that “Vo Nguyen Giap – his Part In My Victory” by Numbers Ho would also be in the remainder bin.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3214551, posted on November 17, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    “It seems like a pretty simple request (to stow a laptop for landing)

    Unless it’s “Do you know who I.am?”?

    You lot just don’t get it, do you?
    He was writing beats, people.
    Important beats.
    When he was interrupted by the Q Old Boiler he could of been on the verge of writing the next “Hey, Jump in My Car” or, more likely, “Shuddup Your Face”.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Zeds.’

    Zuds.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3214561, posted on November 17, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Interesting times in Iran.

    Close to exploding.

    He, he.
    Partially because they’ve jacked petrol up from 3 farthings a gallon to 5.
    Luxury.
    Although I suspect that is just the catalyst for a lot of shit simmering away.
    Nice to see the Europeans desperately trying to throw them a lifeline.

  90. Old School Conservative

    “Lawyer X links to former Labor Minister”
    Tomorrow’s Tele.
    Will make for interesting reading.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    Important beats indeed. World-altering consciousness-raising discourse inspiring generations – nay, millennia:

    ‘Get your love drunk off my hump.
    My hump, my hump, my hump,
    My hump, my hump, my hump,
    My hump, my hump, my lovely lady lumps [Check it out]’

  92. Leigh Lowe

    Look at the leatherwork in this top.
    Arky.
    You need to leave the shed occasionally.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    “Lawyer X links to former Labor Minister”
    Tomorrow’s Tele.
    Will make for interesting reading.

    Why the Tele and not the Hun?

  94. Old School Conservative

    Sounds like Ryde in Sydney

    Exactly my experience on Friday night in Ryde near the Parramatta River.
    Many many apartment blocks built on narrow streets. Obviously the buildings don’t have enough parking for all the tenants so street parking explodes.
    Double parking was the norm, just to make things even more difficult.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Sounds like Ryde in Sydney – wait till you’re stuck behind a blunder bus that doesn’t go over 40 km/h driven by a myopic elderly (ex Honkers?).

    Two drivers turn corner and are confronted by 40 kmh sign.
    Aussie driver : “Faaaarrrk!!!”
    Chinese driver : “Do I have to?”

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stimps, love your work. Enthusiastic response (two viewers) suggest you have a winner on your hands. Go pitch it somewhere and I don’t mean into the garbage. Not yet anyway. Do what we in the scripting trade call ‘a treatment’ on it.

    On second thoughts, Stimp, you night get the wrong idea about what constitutes a treatment. Neither JC nor I wish to end up in shock therapy. Especially not together.

    Ikea would be sure to sponsor it. They couldn’t lose. They will go for it as they will have some losses to make up for due to going woke and going broke in their lunch operations.

    The only bearable food in their canteen was Swedish [email protected] With jam, which is how the Swedes like it. It’s an unwoke combination of minced meat and sugar. It is also the National dish. Yes, they have axed their National dish. How low can you go?

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NationalIndigenous justice

    Editorial
    Shooting death underlines ongoing travesties
    The Herald’s View
    The Herald’s View
    November 17, 2019 — 5.28pm

    The fatal shooting of Kumanjayi Walker in the remote Northern Territory community of Yuendumu has brought to the fore deeply disturbing issues that, to this nation’s shame, are at times ignored or carelessly dismissed in the hurly-burly of political and social discourse.

    The death of this young Warlpiri man should sting every one of us. It should make us sit up and pay attention, for it is the story of so many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities writ large. Investigations continue into what happened on Saturday, November 9, when two police officers based at Yuendumu went to a house to arrest Mr Walker over purported breaches of his 16-month sentence (partially suspended) for theft.

    No emergency or even general health facilities were available that night in the town because, coincidentally, the clinic staff normally stationed in Yuendumu, almost 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, had left the town, reportedly fearful for their safety after a series of break-ins at their residences.

    When an ambulance eventually arrived from the even more remote community of Yuelamu, 70 kilometres east, Mr Walker was pronounced dead.

    A Northern Territory police officer has been charged with murder and bailed.

    The investigation and perhaps the courts will decide what happened on the night Kumanjayi died. There are many questions and many conflicting narratives. The officer will contest the charges.
    But this death in custody has triggered an outcry that prompted elders from across central Australia to march through Alice Springs, calling for services and calling for justice.

    The circumstances leading up to and after the shooting, as well as the apparent lack of engagement with Mr Walker’s family and the local community, raise urgent questions about policing techniques, provision of services in remote communities, support afforded those communities, the nature of justice and most importantly, how the nation responds.

    Generations of Indigenous people have understandably struggled to discover and retain trust in the various state and federal police and justice systems. The impact on Indigenous people of gross homicides and massacres by settlers supported by police, of terrible racial abuse and institutional neglect, and of the theft of their children in the 20th century must never be discounted.

    And yet, appalling disparities continue. High incarceration rates, significantly lower life expectancy, poor health outcomes, substance abuse issues, low rates of school attendance and education outcomes, substandard housing, poverty, lack of job opportunities and so on are chronic and urgent issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people generally.

    The nation might like to believe it has come a long way from where it was in the 1980s, when a royal commission took extensive evidence about Aboriginal deaths in custody. It might like to think it has come a long way since the 1997 Human Rights Commission’s report into the former policies of separating Indigenous children from their parents. In the cities, we might like to take comfort in believing that things somehow get righted by the symbolism of the 2008 Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, or stopping tourists climbing Uluru, or the continuing discussion towards constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The remote communities are under-serviced, they battle extreme isolation and extreme living conditions, yet they can be treated as an after-thought by governments more focused on city issues. And now we have another death in custody. Indigenous communities are right to feel they have had more than enough.

    So the clinic staff are fed up with repeated break ins, and choose not to stay in the Third World shithole? And, somehow, they are to blame for leaving?

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    OSC,

    Also in the Tele tomorrow – a nice little compare the pair. Commish Mick Fuller has told the sooking fairies who want powers for cops to strip search for weapons in public abolished – no doubt fearing a spike in suicides among the vulnerable bladeophile community, to pull their tiny pink pasty heads in.

    ‘NSW also has avoided major problems with African youth gangs which have committed murder and mayhem in Melbourne, attributed by some to softer Victorian police policies. When a number of organised robberies occurred in northwest Sydney, Mr Fuller said police moved swiftly.

    ‘“The first message we sent and I said is, ‘these are gangs of young people from Sudan’. We called it for what it was and I think people want the Police Commissioner to stand up and tell them how it is,” he said.
    A strike force was formed and 20 young men arrested. Mr Fuller revealed police not only contacted the parents but took them to the courts and interacted with them.

    ‘“I wanted to stop them reoffending. We took the parents along for the journey and they were 100 per cent behind us. They spoke to their children and said if you reoffend you are going back to Sudan. There is little evidence that the gangs have re-emerged.’’’

    According to some Mr Fuller clearly would need to update his media training, as he seems to be out of step with the rest of the country.

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    I could carefully point out all the things wrong in that editorial, but Liability Bob’s going to need some pixels tomorrow and I’m unsure if the supply is infinite.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    So the clinic staff are fed up with repeated break ins, and choose not to stay in the Third World shithole? And, somehow, they are to blame for leaving?

    “Break in” is a very passive sounding term, implying someone jemmied up a window of an unoccupied building in the dead of night and stole the Olivetti typewriter.
    I’ll bet that the “break ins” were breaches of secure areas during working hours accompanied by impolite requests about when they might receive treatment from the white c..ts * in charge.
    .
    .
    * white coats.

  101. max

    Really liked Brennan’s take on the Chinese though he comes across as a self-promoting blowhard.

    Declan the business guy talking about the morals and democracy of the West was risible. He needs to look at it from the Chinese side.

  102. Cold-Hands

    It sounds more like assault rather than just “break-ins”. Even #TheirABC couldn’t gloss over why the Yuendumu Clinic was unable to treat the youth after he was shot.

    The NT Health Department spokesperson defended the weekend closure of the Yuendumu clinic in a statement released late on Monday.

    It said staff raised safety concerns on Saturday morning after “community unrest” and the department put plans in place to enable them to leave the community, “as did staff from other government and non-government services”.

    The department also said the two clinic workers from Yuelamu who arrived in Yuendumu after the shooting on Saturday night “were injured in community unrest” but did not give any details about what happened.

    The staff members were reportedly taken to Alice Springs Hospital for treatment for “minor bruises and lacerations”.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    According to some Mr Fuller clearly would need to update his media training, as he seems to be out of step with the rest of the country.

    The Triggsies and Southpossums will be all over it tomorrow.
    Before Wednesday allegations will surface of him rogering the station cat at Redfern whilst calling everyone @bos, [email protected], ch1nks and [email protected]

  104. Cold-Hands

    Oops. It appears as if the Paramedics treated at Alice Springs Hospital were the team from Yuelamu after the shooting.

  105. jupes

    Read War of Nerves, Ben Shephard. For every physical casualty there were two psychiatric casualties.

    I’m pulling the bullshit card on that one. Sounds like propaganda. 65% of the AIF were physical casualties in WW1. If your stat was true, then all the survivors would have been psychiatric casualties.

    The current generation clearly has anxiety and depression issues. If you think you know why you are wrong. No-one knows but that won’t stop endless arm waving. Speculate to your heart’s content but remember you are speculating.

    I know I’m speculating. I have put my theory (that mollycoddling rather than teaching people to toughen up, plus too much psychology increases mental illness) to psychologists, but funnily enough I haven’t found one who agrees. Yet the stats are damning:

    Before sports psychologists and the current fashion of “talking about mental health” there were no ‘mental health breaks’ in cricket. Yet right now, there are three contracted Australian players unavailable for selection including a young bloke who was about to make his test debut!

    There are more psychs in the army now than ever before in history and psychiatric support is free for every veteran, yet veterans are killing themselves at an annual rate equal to the total number of diggers who died in combat this century.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Captain Obvious moment.

    ‘Community unrest’ does not indicate a group of people moderately annoyed about something.

    It is firmly in the stable of weasel words for widespread full-scale tribal riots and shit being burnt to the ground.

  107. Top Ender

    Police boss warn of knife crime violence if lefties get their way

    NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has called on the public to support his officers in carrying out strip searches and other tough policing measures, or suffer the consequences of rising youth crime.

    MARK MORRI, Crime Editor, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    November 17, 2019 10:36pm

    NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has called on the public to support his officers in carrying out strip searches and other tough policing measures, or suffer the consequences of rising youth crime.

    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Fuller expressed alarm about community opposition to strip searches, saying young people on the verge of criminality should have “a little bit of fear” of police.

    Otherwise, he said, Sydney could go the way of London and other cities where crime had risen after police powers had been curtailed.

    “My biggest issue at the moment is making sure the public understand why we need to be a force and understand it’s important to have powers and use those powers because if you don’t, there are consequences,” he said.

    “There will be a generation of kids that have no respect for authority and no respect for the community.

    “The reality is we need to be a police force and part of that is searching people — which doesn’t make everyone happy — but people need to know there are consequences especially those who are criminals or on the verge of being criminals.

    “They need to have respect and a little bit of fear for law enforcement.”

    In 2014 UK Prime Minister Theresa May placed heavy restrictions on police stop-and-search powers after political pressure from left wing groups only to see them wound back this year after an 80 per cent rise in knife crime offences in five years.

    Mr Fuller fears a growing push from some organisations to soften police powers.

    “You look at London. They decrease their person searches by 20,000 because of a government policy position and knife crime went through the roof,” he said. “When the legitimacy of policing communities is questioned it has a negative impact on public safety. It is under heavy scrutiny here at the moment and it’s my job to protect those powers but also be mature enough to say ‘OK juvenile strip searches is a point of contention at the moment, some people are worried about it’, so we are going to do an immediate review of how they are conducted.”’

    Mr Fuller said he did not usually speak out on public policy but believed he had a duty to do so when public safety was at stake.

    In the past month, since NSW Deputy Coroner Harriet Grahame called for restrictions on strip searches and sniffer dogs at music festivals there, has been a chorus of detractors of police tactics including from NSW Greens senator David Shoebridge, the Redfern Legal Centre, former Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery and other high-profile members of the legal fraternity.

    The campaign compelled the Commissioner to send out a video to his 17,000 officers saying he was 100 per cent behind them particularly in relation to strip searches.

    “I’m not suggesting lifting up your shirt or being fully stripped is a nice experience. I accept that and also we have to work within our framework,” he scfaid. “But I cut a video for the troops around this (policy) telling them they have my support. You watch London, you watch Melbourne and you see a significant increase in knife crime. Knife crime isn’t taking over Sydney, organised crime is not taking over Sydney.”

    NSW also has avoided major problems with African youth gangs which have committed murder and mayhem in Melbourne, attributed by some to softer Victorian police policies. When a number of organised robberies occurred in northwest Sydney, Mr Fuller said police moved swiftly.

    “The first message we sent and I said is, ‘these are gangs of young people from Sudan’. We called it for what it was and I think people want the Police Commissioner to stand up and tell them how it is,” he said.

    A strike force was formed and 20 young men arrested. Mr Fuller revealed police not only contacted the parents but took them to the courts and interacted with them.

    “I wanted to stop them reoffending. We took the parents along for the journey and they were 100 per cent behind us. They spoke to their children and said if you reoffend you are going back to Sudan. There is little evidence that the gangs have re-emerged.’’

  108. johanna

    The flat-pack furniture giant has scrapped all meat-dishes on the Christmas menu across all of its stores.

    From November 4, Ikea shoppers can instead choose from a brie and cranberry tart and vegan vegetable tarts and mince pies.

    They are saving money while virtue-signalling. A win-win from their point of view.

    Meanwhile, I doubt that many family Christmas dinners wil be meatless.

  109. jupes

    I’ll bet that the “break ins” were breaches of secure areas during working hours accompanied by impolite requests about when they might receive treatment from the white c..ts * in charge.

    According to reports the “break ins” were into the accommodation.

    No emergency or even general health facilities were available that night in the town because, coincidentally, the clinic staff normally stationed in Yuendumu, almost 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, had left the town, reportedly fearful for their safety after a series of break-ins at their residences.

    Why would anyone stay there?

  110. Mark A

    Why would anyone stay there?

    Sense of duty?
    But that goes only so far in most cases, unless suffering from some guilt feeling.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    Pro tip.
    Don’t buy meatballs from a furniture company.
    Crazy as it sounds, I get my meatballs from a butcher.
    And guess what?
    If he tries to sell me a bookcase I say no thank you.
    (If it was anyone else I’d say “fuck off idiot” but he owns a meat cleaver).

  112. Leigh Lowe

    Pro tip.
    Don’t buy [email protected] from a furniture company.
    Crazy as it sounds, I get my [email protected] from a butcher.
    And guess what?
    If he tries to sell me a bookcase I say no thank you.
    (If it was anyone else I’d say “fuck off idiot” but he owns a meat cleaver).

  113. Leigh Lowe

    According to reports the “break ins” were into the accommodation.

    Ah.
    A little detail missing from early reports.

  114. Steve trickler

    Good fun keeping up with him.



  115. Bruce in WA

    Years ago, part of my job was to go out into the Central Aboriginal Reserve in WA. In one location, the teachers’ houses were inside a Cyclone-wire compound, locked at night. Principal went outside one night as there was a general ruckus going on beyond the fence. Copped a length of re-bar thrown like a spear that slid under his armpit and scraped along his ribcage, penetrating the flesh but not breaking any bones. Lucky man.

    Female teacher in same locale had a nervous breakdown and was flown out.

    Male teacher nearby totally lost it … when the Superintendent landed and put his hand out to shake, the teacher (dressed in black shorts, a singlet, and barefoot!), looked away and rubbed one foot over the other.

    And yes, I was there.

  116. Bruce in WA

    Some rare footage of people seated next to Numbers on a plane:

  117. mh

    German Companies in China Have Low Business Confidence; Many Plan to Leave Market: Study

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/german-companies-in-china-have-low-business-confidence-with-many-planning-to-leave-market-study_3144249.html

    Among the companies that have decided to leave or are planning to do so, 71 percent attribute the reason to rising costs, including labor costs; 33 percent cited an unfavorable policy environment; 25 percent cited the Sino-U.S. trade war; and 22 percent pointed to market access barriers. Firms can choose more than one reason in the survey.

    As to the preferred destinations of relocation, Southeast Asia was the top choice with 52 percent, followed by India at 25 percent, and the United States at 5 percent, the survey showed.

  118. johanna

    I don’t care if he accused him of murdering the Beaumont children and bombing Dresden whilst rooting a donkey.
    Fast bowlers need to have just a little bit of xuntiness in their demeanour, and batsmen need to harden the fuck up and not chow down on a bottle of medication a day to deal with their “issues”.

    That goes for life across the board, LL.

    If you fold like a cheap tent every time someone has a go at you, you are never going to make it anywhere near the top.

    This is a consequence of the ‘self esteem’ movement, which championed participation medals and no score sports.

    I feel a bit sorry for these kids, although the smarter ones would have worked out the scam long ago.

  119. RobK

    Speaking of pro-tips:

    Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called for Germany to cease its practice of training Chinese soldiers.

    https://m.dw.com/en/germany-should-stop-aiding-chinese-military-amnesty-warns/a-51283225

  120. Mitch M.

    I’m pulling the bullshit card on that one. Sounds like propaganda. 65% of the AIF were physical casualties in WW1. If your stat was true, then all the survivors would have been psychiatric casualties.

    The book doesn’t address Australian military, mostly USA and is only from WW2 onwards because there is insufficient information on WW1. Besides in WW1 those who were shell shocked often treated as deserters and shot.

    I take your point though, it does seem excessive. Perhaps my memory failed on that one because I read the book some 30 years ago.

    There are more psychs in the army now than ever before in history and psychiatric support is free for every veteran, yet veterans are killing themselves at an annual rate equal to the total number of diggers who died in combat this century.

    The same is happening in the USA. That could be arising because of what a former marine once told me about: moral injury. There is a big difference fighting for a just cause and fighting for a problematic one.

    Another issue is that blast injury is much more devastating now than in the past. The shock wave travels through the skull and can do a lot of damage to the brain. Even firing shoulder mounted missiles has demonstrated a like effect. That causes a host of problems and the brain never fully recovers from it.

    The mollycoddling is probably involved. Blame the parents for that. Won’t even let their kids walk to school, hovering over them all the time. You can’t teach people to toughen up, you have to expose them to challenges that make them toughen up. I once put this idea to psychologists: how come you never scold your patients? What is this “no judgement zone” all about?

    In Beyond Human Nature Jesse Prinz puts forward the idea that we are scripting people for depression. There is something to that. Confirmation bias is rife. When ADD became an official diagnosis rates soared in the 80’s, now we’re seeing the same with ASD. Everyone think this or that behavior is ASD. Most people who rant about ASD don’t even know about misophonia or stimming but that doesn’t stop them playing Dr. Kanner.

    Mental health professionals have a huge vested interest in diagnosing depression and anxiety: more patients equals more money. It is too easy to con mental health professionals. As one wit commented: want a diagnosis of schizophrenia, just tell ’em you’re paranoid and smoke pot. I’m no fan of psychology, I think it is a conceptual mess. Positive psychology is a perfect example of what is so wrong with psychology. Until recently its leading proponent, Scott Barry Kaufmann, now quietly teaching at some NY educational institution, was the most popular psychologist on the planet. Sports psychology is as stupid as Positive Psychology. Self-esteem was hugely dumb. When a profession is pushing nonsense like that it is time it went back to first principles but they won’t do that, better to keep the money rolling in than question therapies.

  121. Top Ender

    This was written about Port Kets/Wadeye in 2008.

    I decided to take a teaching position at the isolated Aboriginal community of Wadeye in the Northern Territory, to see first-hand how the Rousseau-inspired Coombsian theories had played out in reality.

    Wadeye has a population of about 2500 in its general vicinity. The main settlement has an airstrip, a Catholic school, a swimming pool, a Catholic church, a store, an art centre, a museum, a post office, municipal offices, a mechanics shop, locked petrol bowsers ($2.60 per litre) and a Centrelink office. The main street is surrounded by about a square kilometre of solidly-built kit-type houses in various states of repair. Many have been looked after, some even improved with green lush gardens; others, perhaps most, are vandalised, graffitied and surrounded by garbage in the deep terra cotta dust. Most have things like prams on their rooves and mangy dogs hanging around in packs.

    and

    You need a permit from the Northern Land Council to enter this settlement, and you need permission from the big men here to enter any country which is outside the settlement, off the road to the beach or the road to Daly River, or even the road to the tip. So you are caged in from the moment you arrive. You live in a “donga”, which is a shipping container. The donga is caged, the school is caged—the whole town is caged and locked in. Whitefella teachers walk around with backpacks containing their valuables and great bunches of keys around their necks in the thirty-eight-degree heat. The settlement is caged because of the enormous number of break-ins and the mindless vandalism perpetrated constantly, often by children.

    Since about 2002 Wadeye, somehow and to its credit, has been a “dry” settlement in which alcohol is illegal except for those people who have an alcohol permit—overwhelmingly white workers. Marijuana is the drug of choice for the locals, and though the flights in are fairly strictly policed with sniffer dogs, there seems to be significant “gunja” in the community. The white locals who have lived here for a while say the settlement is less violent and there are fewer break-ins when there is sufficient “gunja”—if the dope runs out, the trouble returns.

    and

    The school where I am working attempts to teach children to read and write, but exaggerates its attendance figures. It needs to be constantly employing new teachers, as they often only last a matter of days or weeks before they are overwhelmed by the extent of the problem, the complete lack of discipline and the primitive circumstances under which they must work and live. There is no need to play up the extent of the massive social and educational “disadvantage” or more specifically, the mayhem, anger or passive revolution here—it is obvious.

    The children who attend school regularly or even irregularly are often tired from lack of sleep, or are hungry and irritable. The school feeds each child breakfast, morning tea and lunch, every day. The teachers are, without exception, exhausted from the huge demand of teaching classes of children, many of whom would be on Ritalin if they were city kids. The teachers live in a constant low-level fear fuelled by intermittent dog attacks, the hardly suppressed resentment and violence within the community, the total lack of respect, mindless vandalism, foul language and “motherfucker” mentality of the children, the difficulty in obtaining basic food supplies and the insufficient, caged and very basic accommodation (which often requires them to be moved around at a moment’s notice), the lack of being able to go for a decent walk out of the township, and lack of sleep due to the all-night noise.

    Each day at school is a guess as to what new program might be introduced. There is an unstated assumption that all teachers be apologists—that they accept the black-armband orthodoxy. The teachers hoard and hide supplies of teaching materials in secret places. Too many women and not enough men does not produce a healthy school community, and this is particularly so within a patriarchal semi-tribal isolated Aboriginal community. These Aboriginal people do not like having to deal with whitefellas anyway, and when they do—at the school, Centrelink, the health centre, the store—the whitefellas are overwhelmingly women.

    The whole thing can be read here. Wonder if it’s any different now.

  122. Muddy at 9.12: there was a media story in the Israeli military cyber-security scheme a while back. In part, it was to train up the nashos to a point where they could then enter some other sector. Under military discipline, they might take their study seriously (in Oz that is). Some might stay in the defence or intelligence services. In Oz, we would need to monitor the scheme and its products very carefully.

  123. Mark A

    Oh well doesn’t matter, not a very good ‘toon anyway.
    Stating the obvious.

  124. Mark A

    Did You Know?

    The house edge, the percent the casino wins over the player, is lowest for Blackjack (less than 1 percent) and highest for Keno (25-29 percent).

  125. bespoke

    Hazmatic
    #3214452, posted on November 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks.
    1735099 want give credit and will claim the ‘research’ for his nothing PH’d is all his own but at least it will have some credible input.

  126. bespoke

    Thanks Mark, Ill sleep better tonight knowing that. 😎

  127. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Did You Know?

    That roulette tables in legitimate, legal casinos across Australia, are openly used as money laundering facilities, and are, in fact, now the main method of laundering illicit funds in this country?

    Did you further know that that everybody in the industry knows this, as do the authorities?

    Finally, did you know that the proposed new laws allegedly aimed at curtailing illicit the use of cash for nefarious purposes, actually has loopholes specifically built in relating to casinos so that the laws don’t interfere this trade?

    We are a nation of mugs.

  128. Mark A

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3214638, posted on November 18, 2019 at 5:22 am

    You can feed fifties into slot machines, occasionally withdraw from ATMs and feed “winnings” back again?

  129. bespoke

    Mark A
    #3214605, posted on November 18, 2019 at 1:03 am
    Something different.

    Wow! Do not watch before operating heave equipment.

    Seriously though they are very good. Sending link to my wife.😉

  130. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    No Mark.

    Two people on roulette table. One bets red, the other black. or one bets odds, the other evens. Between them they “lose” 3% or 6%, depending on setup of wheel. At end of night they have, in worst case scenario, usually 97% or 94% of original stake, as “clean, legitimate, non-taxable winnings”.

    .

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Leak went there! 😀

    Probably safe since, due to the MSM, very few people would know what it is about.

  132. Mark A

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3214641, posted on November 18, 2019 at 5:42 am

    I’m innocent as virgin snow when it comes to casinos, how come nobody questions the origins of the seed money?
    Since they lose approx. 5% they had to have money to begin with.

  133. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    they had to have money to begin with.

    That’s why it’s called “laundering”, Mark.

  134. Mark A

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3214644, posted on November 18, 2019 at 5:58 am

    they had to have money to begin with.

    That’s why it’s called “laundering”, Mark.

    Come on, you are stating the obvious.
    Why no question of the origin of it?

  135. Mark A

    If any organisation could, casinos would be the best ones to identify their customers best (gamblers).
    Why isn’t there a question mark when a nobody turns up with money day after day like that company secretary who lost 100s of ks?

    Something does not add up.

  136. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Come on, you are stating the obvious.
    Why no question of the origin of it?

    No Mark. YOU are stating the obvious.
    Why on earth would the casino want to know where the money comes from, that punters lose bucketloads of, every day of the week? In fact they have a vested interest in NOT knowing.

    There are several people here at the Cat who frequent casinos from time to time. Ask one of them when was the last time they were queried as to the source of the funds they were betting.

  137. Mother Lode

    “These are safety protocols that have been put in place by Qantas,” Ms O’Toole said. “As employees, crew are bound to follow their employer’s direction. It seems that in doing this, crew are being vilified and ­attacked on ­social media.”

    So the flight attendant is racist because they treated will.i.am precisely the same ss every other passenger.

    And it says he was ‘making beats’ on the table? I assume that means he was striking the table in the same mockery of music he trades in.

    Imagine having to sit within earshot of that for the whole flight.

    I am just surprised he took a commercial flight. I wonder how the career is going?

  138. Mark A

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3214647, posted on November 18, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I’m not necessarily talking abut the casino itself, but with the 10k cash transaction rules and others in the pipeline, wouldn’t the gov. be interested?

    After all money laundering is illegal isn’t it?

  139. Mark A

    Mother Lode
    #3214649, posted on November 18, 2019 at 6:26 am

    mockery of music

    By God I’m stealing this.

  140. Mother Lode

    They’ve just run out of palm oil at the Toowoomba Village Amcal.

    I suppose Palm oil is the aficionado’s choice to prevent Palm-hair growth and blindness.

  141. notafan

    Casinos report all cash transactions over $10,000 to austrac

  142. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    but with the 10k cash transaction rules and others in the pipeline, wouldn’t the gov. be interested?

    As I pointed out in my original post, casino “winnings” are specifically excluded in the new, proposed legislation. You would need to ask a member of our coalition government why that is so.

    As I also wrote – “we are a nation of mugs”.

  143. notafan

    Casinos also have to report international funds transfers

  144. Entropy

    jupes
    #3214458, posted on November 17, 2019 at 9:49 pm
    As one star rises, another takes a break. Are the mental health challenges young athletes face too great?

    Maybe we are just producing weak pricks.

    Can’t imagine this current generation winning WW2

    Against the modern Germans?

  145. Mark A

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3214656, posted on November 18, 2019 at 6:39 am

    but with the 10k cash transaction rules and others in the pipeline, wouldn’t the gov. be interested?

    As I pointed out in my original post, casino “winnings” are specifically excluded in the new, proposed legislation. You would need to ask a member of our coalition government why that is so.

    As I also wrote – “we are a nation of mugs”.

    OK MV we are getting nowhere with this and my bedtime approaches.
    My original query was about the seed money, to make losing worthwhile one must bet reasonable sums.

    Given they are smart and keep under the 10K rule they still have to turn over a decent sum and losing 5% they can’t maintain that from winning. Hence the question about origin of funds.
    In this scenario you have to start with with something bigger than with the one you finish with.

    In TAB terms I can, and one day I may even prove that you can start with a tenner and build up a bank of thousands.
    I can do it day in day out, except that I’m a poor gambler and give all back.

  146. struth

    Good Moaning.

    What a larf…

    Our younger Gen at war?
    Only with their own country.

  147. notafan

    Worldwide casinos are frontline for money laundering by people involved in criminal and terrorist activities.

    Why would the Australian government undermine it’s own reporting requirements?

    seems like Australian casinos report a lot of ‘suspicious’ transactions

  148. notafan

    Keeping under the ten K rule isn’t a guarantee.

    Well covered by suspicious transactions reports

    Which casinos complete all the time.

    It’s called structuring.

  149. Eyrie

    Mark A, the walls are touching. Zero distance.

  150. Mark A

    Eyrie
    #3214672, posted on November 18, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Mark A, the walls are touching. Zero distance.

    Bingo, I wish you’d held back but.
    WD nonetheless.

  151. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Nota,

    I swore myself to a cone of silence regarding you, and I know I’m going to hate myself for breaking it.

    But ‘. . .

    You would have to be the dumbest, stupidest, half-brained fvckwit to ever comment on a public blog. Do you ever actually READ what others post, before you make your stupid attempts at a “gotcha”? Do you ever actually READ any of the stuff you post links to, in your “gotcha” statements?

    I explained to Mark how casino funds are laundered HERE IN AUSTRALIA. No mention of sending it overseas. You respond with a barrage of utterly irrelevant posts about international money transfers.

    I repeat, you are a stupid, stupid person.

  152. Eyrie

    I’ve thought for a long time that the primary purpose of casinos was money laundering. Why else would you be stupid enough to lose money in one?

  153. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Mark A,

    I repeat, it’s called “money laundering”.
    Even with money legitimately earned, there’s a gain in turning $100,000 in such earnings, into $95,000 in tax-free “winnings”. With illegitimate money the gain is even more so. even though there is a “loss”.

  154. Mark A

    Eyrie
    #3214675, posted on November 18, 2019 at 7:07 am

    I’ve thought for a long time that the primary purpose of casinos was money laundering. Why else would you be stupid enough to lose money in one?

    Only ever been to one, Crown, when at uni and they sent us free betting tokens when attending an international computer show.

    I found it the most miserable place on earth with dour, sour looking peeps putting coins into machines and pushing buttons.

    It was remarked at the time that if it was a genuine job it would have been outlawed for being inhuman and ready for automation.

  155. Mark A

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3214677, posted on November 18, 2019 at 7:14 am

    I take your word for it MV.
    I’m too honest (say stupid?) in my ways to contemplate such things.

  156. notafan

    No

    I put up a series of posts about casinos reporting suspicious transactions to austrac, as they are required to do under Australian law.

    Peter you are a vile nasty man hiding behind your wife’s death.

    Numbers has never been as revolting as you. ( I am referring to a particularly disgusting and unprevoked comment you made about me)

    But like him you make stuff up to suit your narrative.

    Now show all your eager readers some evidence of your allegation about new legislation.

    Oh I forgot you are the expert on everything and noone else has ever worked in an industry that might suggest they know something about the subject at hand.

  157. struth

    Casinos flourish around Australia while all else is banned.
    Should tell you all you need to know.

  158. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Why else would you be stupid enough to lose money in one?

    and why else would a government draft legislation supposedly to stop money laundering, with specific exclusions for casino “winnings”?

  159. Twostix

    After spending a week crying out across their entire media organ that their god Clinate Change is angry and punishing us with bushfires, the bugmen front page some inconsequential random christian guy doing the same. A heretic!

    So it us to be their gay tranny Climate Change god vs the Christian god.

    Good luck, bugmen!

  160. struth

    You would have to be the dumbest, stupidest, half-brained fvckwit to ever comment on a public blog.

    Bloody hell.
    It’s like elderly tourettes here this moaning.
    Oh dear, my delicate sensibilities.

  161. Eyrie

    A long time ago Mrs Eyrie and I were in Boulder City for the night. Accommodation and cheap food at the casino. The misery of the whole thing was brought home to us when some old guy was putting coins in the slot machines (most times in Nevada when you go from point A to point B in a building you have to run the slot machine gauntlet – including between the checkouts and the door of the supermarket) and we noted that he didn’t look like he was having a lot of fun and had a tubes up his nose for the oxygen bottles he had in a pack on the floor next to him. Horrible.

  162. Eyrie

    “and why else would a government draft legislation supposedly to stop money laundering, with specific exclusions for casino “winnings”?”

    Why else indeed, Peter.

  163. notafan

    Your claim by the way that washing money through a casino is a 100 percent guaranteed safe way to fool tax and other authorities is the stupid one.

  164. notafan

    Where is the link to this proposed legislation?

    I thought Australian casinos made their bucks from international high rollers.

    And didn’t crown recently get into a bunch of trouble with Chinese authorities?

  165. JC

    Interesting. The Louisiana election was very likely stolen.

    How and why would 130K more Louisianans vote for a Republican Secretary of State but not for Republican Eddie Rispone for Governor?

  166. notafan

    Pokies are ubiquitous in Australian clubs and pubs.

    Usually with an army of pensioners starting as soon as they open in the morning.

  167. Caveman

    random christian guy

    superglued to pulpit.

  168. notafan

    Casinos are like mono rails.

    Every thinks they are going to bring an economic resurrection for some place.

    Even Alice Springs.

  169. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Why else indeed, Peter.

    Somebody (apologies, I forget who) posted the link to this guy last week. He is not a good presenter, but his info is detailed and spot-on. While not specifically about casinos, the casino loophole is covered in the second half.

    A “must watch” for anybody interested in the true ramifications of new legislation.

  170. Twostix

    Green fags are getting btfo over last week so naturally the entire bugman media lends their little mates a hand at the critical moment.

    Green leftism is the culture and religion of the urban professional bugman class. That is how green policy has infiltrated all aspects of the state involvement in land management, from parks and forests to farming and tips, despite the Greens only getting 10% of the vote (overwhelming inner city bugmen).

  171. stackja

    Let None Dare Call It Sedition

    High School students are probably no longer required to read Seven Days in May. The political novel that was later turned into a movie starring Burt Lancaster. It may be time to read it again or at least watch the film. It’s a story about some military brass who become furious with a President over his nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union. So they plot a coup.

    They almost succeed.

    Dr. Sebastian Gorka has taken to using the word sedition. Simple sedition normally applies when we are under a declaration of war. This criminal behavior more clearly falls under 18 USCS § 2384. Seditious Conspiracy. “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow…” Conviction carries with it a sentence of up to 20 years in a federal penitentiary.

  172. dover_beach

    After spending a week crying out across their entire media organ that their god Clinate Change is angry and punishing us with bushfires, the bugmen front page some inconsequential random christian guy doing the same. A heretic!

    Urban bugmen crave rage porn.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Sigh.

    Peter, you are correct. A thunderous win on the tables for the average punter is not required to be recorded as a transaction at the cashier’s office when you walk out covered in cocaine residue and hookers.

    If you have any dosh left after the next day, and you put it in the bank and that amount’s over $10,000 THAT is recorded not necessarily as a suspicious transaction, but simply as a transaction over the arbitrary limit someone decided on.

    You’re not required to flag with anyone how much cash you walk into a casino with. Therefore, the roulette scenario described above will work, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it unless they change the rules of the game. Which, freakin’ obviously, they won’t.

    It used to be even easier with the pokies. Punters used to put 5 – 6 grand in fifties in the slot, play a couple of dinky $1 slaps then collect, take the ticket to the cashier and walk out with shiny fresh cash. Now there’s a limit on how much you can put in at any one time – allegedly and apparently.

  174. Caveman

    Izzy trolling, would be classic if he can slip a “How dare you” in his next sermon.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    There are eleventy gasquillion $10K+ transactions recorded daily in this country. For once, this isn’t the banks’ fault. The vast, vast majority go into a register unnoticed in the nation’s capital where they remain, unnoticed for posterity.

    It takes a pattern of repeated, numerically exact transactions over a long period of time for any of them to get noticed whatsoever. And even then if you have your ‘business’ sorted out, a cursory reply will satisfy these beasts for the next decade or so.

  176. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maybe the Manus guy was right to choose palm oil not canola.

    Millions of acres of Canadian canola freeze (17 Nov)

    This year will be remembered as the “harvest from hell,” said farmer John Guelly, chairman of the Alberta Canola industry group.

    Heavy snow and rain during harvest have left several million acres of canola, renowned as Canada’s most profitable crop, buried until spring.

    A brass monkey would have trouble, especially trying to get the needle in.

  177. notafan

    I think you are wrong KD.

    A payout in cash over $10,000 must be reported by the casino to Austrac.

    casinos are subject to exactly the same legislation that the banks are and have been for a very long time.

    And is because of the existing legislation the banks and casinos are not going to be subject to the new legislation.
    Hansard here.

  178. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    They make it even easier, Knuckles.

    In my day you could take all your “winning” roulette chips back to the cashier, and they would write you up a nice bank cheque for you to deposit in your bank account the next day as tax free “winnings”.

    These days it’s probably done via EFTPOS while you wait. Same end result.

  179. JC

    Look at what Rod Stewart has built over the past couple of decades.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561

  180. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Generations of Indigenous people have understandably struggled to discover and retain trust in the various state and federal police and justice systems. The impact on Indigenous people of gross homicides and massacres by settlers supported by police, of terrible racial abuse and institutional neglect, and of the theft of their children in the 20th century must never be discounted.

    woke genetic memory

  181. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Tom.
    Gary Varvel’s adaptation of Norman Rockwell is very good.

  182. Eyrie

    Even before her first cup of coffee Mrs Eyrie figured out the wall problem. Smart girl.

  183. notafan

    Lol KD

    Not only do all the 10k transactions get reported so do lots of smaller cash transactions that the reporting entity deem suspicious.

    Various agencies get notified of these and sometimes investigate further.

    We’re actually don’t want austrac looking at every single legitimate transaction, most are innocuous.

    You’re a hot dog salesman after all, so you should know that.

    You seem to think everyone gets all their information from the internet.

    Sometimes they actually know it by different ways.

  184. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Millions of acres of Canadian canola freeze (17 Nov)

    And yet, if I were to point out that this has all happened before (1940’s) and is simply happening again because climate is cyclical, you’ll rubbish me again for “predicting another ice age”.

    Life, and people, can be strange sometimes.

  185. mh

    Clay Travis
    ‏@ClayTravis
    Colin Kaepernick, who has made tens of millions of dollars playing football, showed up for his NFL workout with a film crew in a Kunta Kinte shirt, equating himself with the slave from Roots. I honestly believe he doesn’t want a job, he wants to remain a victim & woke SJW martyr.

    Cultural appropriation by the mixed race Kaepernick?

  186. Leigh Lowe

    The house edge, the percent the casino wins over the player, is lowest for Blackjack (less than 1 percent) and highest for Keno (25-29 percent).

    How do they figure Blackjack is as low as 1%.
    I figured roulette was pretty low at 2.7%.

  187. Mother Lode

    After spending a week crying out across their entire media organ that their god Clinate Change is angry and punishing us with bushfires, the bugmen front page some inconsequential random christian guy doing the same. A heretic!

    While Izzy’s theology is contentious the attitudes are far mote mature than anything the Greens have to offer.

    The Bible states that Man has dominion over the earth – power and responsibility. People who believed that constructed firebreaks, reduced fuel loads, tried to minimise the destructiveness of an iconic Australian ordeal.

    The Greens concede the power humans have – otherwise there would be nothing for them to talk about – but they do not accept responsibility. That they instead heap on people they don’t like. Other people are to blame.

    The eternal childhood of the greenie. Like the irritable kid who wants to have cake and ice cream, and cannot be brought to understand that they can’t have both. They demand that adults make both possible. And when the adult can’t they stamp their feet, scream out how much they hate them, storm off and break something.

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    The law says all $10K transactions must be reported, nota. (Yup – on, reflection that is true for winnings as casinos. Got me.)

    The question, however, is whether they actually are reported. Casinos have several layers of accountancy, electronic or not. what triggers AUSTRAC has to take action. The legislative clause that requires entities to report transactions itself indicates it is a manual process somewhere. It’s not just a machine that goes ‘bing’.

    People accustomed to breaking laws, at some level, weigh up the penalty and the likelihood of being caught before they do so. I have no idea what AUSTRAC’s trigger is for investigation. No doubt there are reams and reams of these things buried in Canberra for ‘intel purposes’.

    It’s a rare event indeed when a financial entity is actually prosecuted for breaches. I also admit I don’t know (and why would I?) the penalties for said breaches. Like most crooks, the casinos recognise that the benefits of moving cash valued at X over a period of five years outweigh incurring a much lesser penalty of Y in the same time period. For which they generally blame human error, shift some staff around and claim the problem is solved, until next time.

  189. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘electronic or not. what triggers AUSTRAC has to take action’

    My God. Deepest apologies, people. That was like a loud, rancorous fart during Mass.

    More Winnie Blues required.

  190. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Saudi Aramco pares back IPO on weak foreign demand
    Kingdom curtails roadshow to focus on domestic investors and sovereign funds

  191. struth

    Generations of all Austalians have understandably struggled to discover and retain trust in the various state and federal police and justice systems. The impact on Indigenous people of gross homicides and massacres by other tribes suppressed by police, of terrible racial abuse and institutional neglect, by left wing racist parasitic bureaucrats making them live in apartheid socialism (while pretending to help , ) and of the removal of half caste children for their safety from racist aboriginal full blood people in the 20th century must never be discounted.

    Fixed.

  192. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Could someone with more patience than me please explain to our resident stupid fvckwit that cash transactions reports of casino “winnings” are of no interest to the authorities. “Winnings” are a quite legitimate source, and are non-taxable. That’s the whole point of the exercise.

    My posts were about the source of the money that ultimately generates those “winnings”. The casino has no interest in that source, and has no legal imperative to find out.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell.

    Just watched Tim Paine on the teev spruiking the crikkit.

    He should be sacked as captain, and as a player for that matter, for that shit ‘tache.

  194. areff

    The house edge, the percent the casino wins over the player, is lowest for Blackjack (less than 1 percent) and highest for Keno (25-29 percent).

    Not at Crown, where they’ve written their own rules, giving the house (from memory) a 3-4% advantage.

    If you want to play, go on a cruise. Seaborne dealers are mostly bored, contract workers — usually young, slack Poms in my experience — accustomed to dealing with dills and not paying too much attention. If they don’t have shuffle machines, you’ll see the same (or very similar) runs of picture cards on repeated shoes because they just can’t be bothered doing a proper job of it. Doesn’t matter, anyway, as your fellow players are likely to be Doris and Norman having their once a year flutter. Once a year because, if you’re splittling sixes or hitting on 14 when the dealer is showing 16 and is obliged to draw again, gambling will not leave pleasant memories.

    How slack are they? I’ve been paid twice over the years on losing hands. Twice!

  195. stackja

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  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    He should be sacked as captain, and as a player for that matter, for that shit ‘tache.

    Movember? Our Ncl government buses currently have mustaches.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    As do ours, Bruce.

    My own Movember arrangement (and I can say this with complete authority on this forum) can be adequately described as luxurious. Smacks you in the face like a rogue wave on a seawall at high tide.

  198. struth

    All Rifles: 1

    Now you’ve done it.
    You know how much Sniffy cares for the American population and despairs that they have weapons with which to harm each other……………………………..
    He’ll now be in shortly, to show us all just how virtuous us Nazis should aspire to be.

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    Prediction.

    The Perfesser has to take time off this morning to buy extra tera quintabytes or whatever of spam filter space, in order to accommodate None’s rabid, frothing howls of easy flowerness.

    Pass the hat around, punters.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    I would think money launderers would want to have their casino “winnings” recorded and reported.
    That adds to their legitimacy.
    I walk in with $50k in dirty cash and turn it into $45k over the course of a day.
    I actually want a trail to be created of my $45k “win”.
    That is the point.

  201. JC

    Fan.

    The blackjack caper of laundering money by having one person bet black while another red sounds kind silly to me. The odds aren’t 50/50 because one of the pockets (I think) belongs to the house, no? Even so, if it’s a rough 50/50 bet, a good part of the time the ball will slip into a red or black pocket without, in this case, a decent streak. You could be wasting time for hours an in doing so, the caper would be caught on tape and reported. I don ‘t think it’s that easy nor worthwhile.

  202. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Knuckles,

    We need to get together for a mustache comparison.
    Any other facial hair?
    My ‘stache proudly sits atop my dplendiferous goatee.

  203. JC

    I walk in with $50k in dirty cash and turn it into $45k over the course of a day.
    I actually want a trail to be created of my $45k “win”.

    You have to exchange the 50K for chips though which may also create a reporting incident.

  204. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I would think money launderers would want to have their casino “winnings” recorded and reported.

    Spot on, Leigh.

  205. struth

    I’m about to shave off my beard as it is getting too grey, and I’ve gone from looking ok to looking like an old grey whiskered slob.
    You young people can have your fun with your Mo’s and facial hair.
    And now I get Rogue eyebrows that grow overnight and when I wake up the world I see has a crack in it.
    I thought I needed a new computer the other day.
    The missus screams because she thinks she accidently slept with John Howard.
    I comb my hair and it pulls on my ears, and if I’m not on the ball, my nostrils hairs spring out on exhaling like a squid grasping at prey.
    I’m nearly 53 and it’s all going to shit.
    And you think you’ve got problems.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    No other facial hair, Peter.

    Or hair.

    Hi None!

  207. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    as your fellow players are likely to be Doris and Norman having their once a year flutter.

    I think the word is out, areff. Hairy dragged me to watch the Blackjack on that Ovation of the Seas cruise we took to New Zealand. This is the huge floating Ari with 4000 customers on it, beloved of Grigs. We were only on it to use up some half-price discounts we had been given for it before they expired. The dealing on The Ovation was slow enough there for me to follow the game, being unfamiliar as I am with such things.

    The Chinese had moved in on the Blackjack and were doing very well out of it. Doris and Norman didn’t get much of a look in and seemed relegated to the machine room.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3214738, posted on November 18, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Fan.

    The blackjack caper of laundering money by having one person bet black while another red sounds kind silly to me. The odds aren’t 50/50 because one of the pockets (I think) belongs to the house, no?

    1 pocket of 37 belongs to the house JC, which is 2.7%.
    The whole point of money laundering is not to win or even break-even.
    It is to turn dirty money (the source of which can’t be legally explained) into clean money.
    If you drop 3-5% maybe that is the dirty:clean exchange rate.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    You have to exchange the 50K for chips though which may also create a reporting incident.

    You buy the chips in dribs and drabs.
    $400 here, $600 there from different windows, then cash them all in at once and get a receipt.
    I actually don’t think much of it is actually “laundered”.
    Simply bought and recouped with a small pretence at sitting at a table and gambling.

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