Open Forum: November 30, 2019

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  1. Ian

    Top Ender, wasn’t “The Virgin Soldiers” set in Malaysia (Malaya) at a British Army base just over the causeway from Singapore, please savage me if I am wrong. It was a good read as were most of his novels.

  2. Top Ender

    Raelene Castle resignation announcement date/reason for leaving:

    Top Ender: Friday 13th / “new opportunities present”

    Prize: lunch* with Israel F – * = TBC

  3. 1735099

    It is not Trump who is being made to look a fool.

    He’s also a liar.
    It takes very little effort to show that conclusively.

  4. Cactus

    Always wanted to go to Yarrabah. I grew up in Cairns and my memory is you could only go if invited or if your school played sports against a school there. Never came up for me.

    I camped in East Trinity once.

    Its a beautiful setting. Dress circle location.

  5. Ellie

    We get it, Liability Bob.

    Stop hating yourself. Not everyone can be a billionaire leader of the free world who’s hooked up with a supermodel and likes cheeseburgers. You’re just one of the billions of people who aren’t that guy.

    Self-loathing doesn’t help.

    Can’t he at least have an opinion without being vilified?

  6. Top Ender

    I dunno Ian – must be 30 years since I read it.

    IIRR, in the second one the hero – Sergeant Bloggs or something; he started as a Private in book 1 – gets into trouble for not taking out the anti-hero…a weedy private who is secretly shagging the CO’s daughter, and then goes berserk with a rifle.

    Or something like that.

    I have one of the two at home somewhere, probably in a box. Leslie Davies was such a good author I sought out some others. There’s one about a bloke who just walks out of his job and life one day, and goes to sea.

  7. Boambee John

    OSC at 1544

    Actually, I was referring to the seagull’s obsession about him. The seagull’s envy towards someone who achieved what the seagull failed at is palpable.

    It was the seagull who introduced the concept of perseveration to the site, many threads ago.

  8. Ellie

    Numbers is, apparently, an SS guard! I missed it, in amongst the sane commentary.

  9. Mother Lode

    The seagull’s envy towards someone who achieved what the seagull failed at is palpable.

    Jealousy.

    That and want of talent makes the nauseating cocktail called ‘leftism’.

    Would it be pushing the analogy by saying that the ice has melted so flavours are flat, plain, and watery.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Can’t he at least have an opinion without being vilified?’

    He sure can, Ellie.

    Old Yeller’s a good guy. So good, in fact, they’re going to impute a statute of him outside the Toowoomba East Post Office next year.

    Dressed in his cloak of other people’s bravery.

  11. stackja

    IT doesn’t like Israel Folau!
    I am shocked!

  12. zyconoclast

    Hangover from GFC finance deals and car companies putting out a product offering no one wants.

    At prices that too few are willing to pay.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers – Here you go.

    Clintons Vacationed Extensively At Epstein’s New Mexico ‘Baby-Making Ranch’: Report (3 Dec)

    Bill, Hillary and even Chelsea visited the 10,000-acre estate “almost every year after they left the White House,” according to the Daily Mail. The former first family didn’t stay at the property’s main compound, however – they spent their time in a custom cowboy-themed village Epstein built a mile south of his mountaintop villa.

    I know it must have slipped your mind to mention that a past President of the US and a Secretary of State were deeply linked with Epstein. Given that the MSM has mysteriously forgotten to report it, nor sought interviews with Bill or Hillary, how could you ever be expected to know about his twenty six flights on Epstein’s flying brothel? And that’s just between 2001 and 2003. There must be many more.

    I wonder why the MSM isn’t reporting this? Weird, huh?

  14. Top Ender

    Catalaxxy Special Christmas Book

    Raelene Castle resignation announcement date/reason for leaving:

    Top Ender: Friday 13th / “new opportunities present”

    Drawn Christmas Eve. Prizes:
    1) lunch* with Israel F – * = TBC
    2) arsed chaps, with sequins and neon strip light belt
    3) smug grin (to be worn until 27 Dec)

  15. zyconoclast

    Memo to Cats:

    Avoid any legal firm named Juan & Dan.

    Or love advice from Dan Juan?

  16. Infidel Tiger

    IT doesn’t like Israel Folau!
    I am shocked!

    What?

    I like him a lot. Probably my fav current player.

    Don’t like his brand of Christianity much, but couldn’t give shit what he says.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers – Here you go.

    Clintons Vacationed Extensively At Epstein’s New Mexico ‘Baby-Making Ranch’: Report (3 Dec)

    Bill, Hillary and even Chelsea visited the 10,000-acre estate “almost every year after they left the White House,” according to the Daily Mail. The former first family didn’t stay at the property’s main compound, however – they spent their time in a custom cowboy-themed village Epstein built a mile south of his mountaintop villa.

    I know it must have slipped your mind to mention that a past President of the US and a Secretary of State were deeply linked with Epstein. Given that the MSM has mysteriously forgotten to report it, nor sought interviews with Bill or Hillary, how could you ever be expected to know about his twenty six flights on Epstein’s flying brothel? And that’s just between 2001 and 2003. There must be many more.

    I wonder why the MSM isn’t reporting this? Weird, huh?

  18. Hangover from GFC finance deals and car companies putting out a product offering no one wants.

    Just got back from car fixing place.
    Their tip: don’t buy a new merc, audi, bmw or vw. Buy any manufacturer’s 1990s stuff, which can be repaired.

    Methinks it is just that few want the product. A GPS system that you can’t convince to shaddup is my pet hate.

  19. Tom

    Ellie, please leave troll-wrangling to the Cat’s troll wranglers. Ta, sweetie.

  20. Old School Conservative

    Actually, I was referring to the seagull’s obsession about him

    Sorry BJ I didn’t make it clear that I knew what you were doing, and I was simply trying to get under numbers’ rib cage with some facts that are in stark contrast to his repetitive dribble.
    Must try harder.

  21. EvilElvis

    I’m a fan of Trump. He has an Elvis look about him.

    MAGA

    Damn straight.
    Making things great again, one girl at a time. 😉

  22. Oh come on

    Cory Booker has outlasted Kamala Harris. That is pretty remarkable.

  23. Knuckle Dragger

    KD – Friday 6 December, mornos time / ‘I’ve always been passionate about Sara Lee products and I’m delighted to join their team as CEO’

  24. Infidel Tiger

    Cory Booker has outlasted Kamala Harris. That is pretty remarkable.

    Gay guys need stamina.

  25. JC

    Cory Booker has outlasted Kamala Harris. That is pretty remarkable.

    Yea, it also all depends on how efficient they are running the money angle too. Harris apparently had a large retinue of useless imbeciles. Booker maybe more money wise.

  26. Ellie

    Ellie, please leave troll-wrangling to the Cat’s troll wranglers. Ta, sweetie.

    You’ve just “trolled” me.

  27. stackja

    IT doesn’t like Biblical Christianity.

  28. Snoopy

    How poisonous? Too poisonous for cancer.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    IT doesn’t like Biblical Christianity.

    Au contraire.

  30. EvilElvis

    It’s because they’re fucked in the head, and every single doctor that enables this madness should have to dig their patients’ graves by hand.

    Please see previous post regarding Australia being generally fucked in the head.

  31. johanna

    Am re-reading one of Gladys Mitchell’s classic crime stories. This one, Pageant of Murder, published in 1965, is very revealing about political correctness. Like American crime novels, everyone is awash with alcohol. But these are not sleazy detectives and dubious blondes. These are pillars of society in England, and they drink like fish. A couple of cocktails before lunch, several after dinner. Perfectly normal.

    I am reminded of a Gore Vidal novel where an alcoholic character announced that he had reformed, because he had adopted ‘English drinking.’ ‘English drinking’ meant starting with a sherry at 11 am.

    In C P Snow’s novels about life in a Cambridge college in the 1930s to 1950s, one of his best pals, Arthur Brown, was a wine buff who always started with a drink at 11 am: ‘It’s a Manzanilla, very refreshing …’

    Let’s not even start on the G&T culture in colonial India. John Le Carre expressed a world of meaning when he described the wife of the headmaster of a public school as ‘a vague woman who had spent a lot of time in India.’ Oh, boy.

    The Brits have always been pisspots, and the Scots and the Irish were not exactly abstemious.

    Incidentally, the movie Whiskey Galore is currently on rotation at free to air. While the spelling is puzzling, the movie itself is superb.

  32. Ellie

    Why are you so engrossed in a longwinded dispute/argument with Numbers and others you claim to be “trolls”?

  33. JC

    At the start, all the pundit talk had Harris as the one and she would give Trump a hiding in the big race. She turned out, even by D’rat standards to be entirely useless. A lot of people are claiming her stupid sister, who co-ran the campaign, is at fault.

    It may not be the end for her if the selection goes to the convention. If there’s no apparent winner the party bigwigs may have another look at her. There’s really no one you can claim looks like the winner even now other than Biden although he may end up being damaged goods.

    Mini Mike is scoring 6%!

  34. Infidel Tiger

    Black people hated Harris and preferred Biden.

  35. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Can’t he at least have an opinion without being vilified?

    only gays and pocs can be vilified

  36. lotocoti

    Or love advice from Dan Juan?

    Only if you want to wake up in a strange suburb, with a Prince Albert.

  37. Hey IT I reckon Sinc should outsource the smiting. I have biblical support.

    Deuteronomy 2:34 And the Lord our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.

  38. 1735099

    There’s been discussion about the historical reliability of both archived material and contemporary accounts on this site.
    A recent example comes to mind.
    I found this pic in the AWM archive.
    It was originally captioned –

    A platoon (5 platoon) from B Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), gather around Lieutenant Doug Gibbons of Greenmount, WA (with notebook and stick pointer), for a final briefing before moving out into the jungle east of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base. 7RAR had arrived on the troopship HMAS Sydney for its second tour of duty in the war zone just nine days previously. This first operation was codenamed Finschhafen.”

    This did not gel with my memory, as I was one of the diggers in the pic and remember the day vividly, as it was the first time we’d hit an occupied bunker system.
    My memory was that it happened on the 22nd April, a few days into our second operation – (Concrete, not Finschhafen). I checked my letters, and found one written on 24th April which describes the incident.
    The original caption was wrong on three counts – the date, the location, and the name of the operation.
    The date –
    It happened on April 22nd (not nine days after the arrival of 7RAR in Vietnam on 27th February 1970 which would have been 11th March)
    The location –
    The grid reference was 588698 (near a feature called the “bone”), not near Nui Dat as the caption states – before moving out into the jungle east of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base. We were a long way from Nui dat.
    The name of the operation –
    We were in the early stages of Operation Concrete, not Finschhafen, which had concluded on 7th April 1970.

    I emailed the AWM, explaining the error, and referring them to the Commander’s Diary, also held in their collection, and at odds with the photo caption.

    They “corrected” it by removing any reference to the date, seemingly not to break with the narrative that this was a photo taken very early in the piece. The errors relating to location, and the operation title remain.

    They thanked me, and I’m not bothered to get back to them explaining that’s it’s still not accurate, as these errors don’t have the force of the lies told about Nashos volunteering for service in Vietnam, but the record has not been set straight.

    Perplexing…..

  39. Rossini

    Infidel Tiger
    #3251755, posted on December 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    YES!

  40. Bruce of Newcastle

    Slicem and dicem.

    US forces kill two jihadis in Syria using terrifying ‘Ninja’ missile that deploys SIX deadly blades to mince its targets – just 10 miles from where ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed (4 Dec)

    Pretty amazing photos. Quite grisly too. Not only did the missile hit the car without an explosion but the drone operator obviously chose which seat in the car to hit.

  41. Snoopy

    Michelle O/Butterjigajig

    Four for the price of two.

  42. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3251836, posted on December 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Black people hated Harris and preferred Biden.

    Why though? She had even more moronic and evil policies than the bidenmeister. What was there not to like other than giggling at her own jokes.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Slicem and dicem.

    US forces kill two ji hadis in Syria using terrifying ‘Ninja’ missile that deploys SIX deadly blades to mince its targets – just 10 miles from where IS IS leader al-Bagh dadi was killed (4 Dec)

    Pretty amazing photos. Quite grisly too. Not only did the missile hit the car without an explosion but the drone operator obviously chose which seat in the car to hit.

  44. 1735099

    Always wanted to go to Yarrabah. I grew up in Cairns and my memory is you could only go if invited or if your school played sports against a school there. Never came up for me.

    Beautiful place.
    I went there as part of my job in 1993.
    The visit was tinged with sadness when I went looking for a lad with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who had attended Mundingburra South Special School when I was there, only to find he had died a year previous.
    Dystrophy is an vicious disease…..

  45. Snoopy

    US forces kill two ji hadis in Syria using terrifying ‘Ninja’ missile that deploys SIX deadly blades to mince its targets

    I hope the blades are dressed in bacon grease.

  46. Cold-Hands

    Not exactly the Beagle.

    A complete non sequitur. Do you get a kickback, 8th Dan? That would explain the infomercial.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    Why though? She had even more moronic and evil policies than the bidenmeister. What was there not to like other than giggling at her own jokes.

    She’s not really black for a start. Complete phony.

    Biden is the real deal. – An OG Nigga who used to run with Corn Pop and get local kids to sit on his lap and stroke his blond leg hair.

  48. Ian

    Top Ender, I was in that dilapiladed base in 1977, I’m sure that was where the story was set, if you want more excellent war reading access Dereck (?) Robinson “Goshawk squardron” and all of his subsequent novels, so realistic and rollicking action re RAF

  49. Shy Ted

    Perplexing…..
    2+2=4 is perpelexing to you, TooBob. Why don’t you go off and write another bestseller. May I suggest “Peanuts in the Projectionist’ Room”.

  50. zyconoclast

    Pete Buttgig interview

    “Let me ask you a couple quick rapid-fire [questions],” Barber began. “Do you think we need to also stop allowing forces to demonize ‘people who are trying to get their immigration status’ and we start lifting up all the ways they benefit this country?”

    “Yeah, I mean the uncomfortable reality is that undocumented folks are in many ways, like Social Security, subsidizing everybody else,” Buttigieg claimed.

    “And we need to talk about that — and shouldn’t we have some conversation whenever people say, we call people ‘illegal aliens’ and all these things that are not human, are certainly not Christian,” Barber continued. “Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole, and the reason we took the land is because people wanted to keep their slaves?

  51. Des Deskperson

    ‘So next budget the minister says He doesn’t want money spent on it, and it doesn’t get put in the budget.
    It is not compulsory to have ABC funding in any budget and it requires nothing but the will of the government in charge (with a majority) to stop it.

    The point being is you do not need to put funding it to a vote in Parliament, they make it sound as if they’d be breaking the Law if next budget they removed ABC funding, you just decide to defund it in the budget and hey presto, it’s defunded as the government should have the majority.’

    Struth, If the government did decide to defund the ABC in the manner you propose, it would almost certainly be the subject of a legal challenge.

    The base of the challenge would be that, if an organisation has been established and given specific functions by law and if it has no source of revenue other than through the budget process, then the government is obliged to provide the resources for it to adequately carry out those functions.

    I suspect such a challenge would certainly succeed

  52. 1735099

    May I suggest “Peanuts in the Projectionist’ Room”.

    Not really.
    Kev is much more qualified.
    He spent much more time on Duty Projectionists roster than I did.

  53. Russia makes about $300 billion in gas and oil exports each year. For a tiny tenth of a billion dollars it fed western activists and successfully stopped fracking development in the UK (and some parts of Australia apparently). It’s what you call a stupendous investment.

    From another thread. (ref jonova)

    And in AU who funds the Lysenkoist* gangreens and wind/solar scamsters?

    * see Trofim Denisovich Lysenko

  54. JC

    She’s not really black for a start. Complete phony.

    Artie, she was boning Willie Brown FFS. He thought highly of her. That’s like boning royalty in D’rat circles. Get real.

  55. Shy Ted

    Much as Mrs Bucket is Mrs Bouquet and Premier Palacechook is Palashay, Planet America tells us Buttgieg is pronounced Boojhay. Even Buttgieg disagrees.
    ABC fact checker on a rostered day off.

  56. Snoopy

    Beautiful place.

    Just like Palm Cove. But with dusky maidens.

  57. johanna

    JC and Monty share a gift for political wrongology. Perhaps that’s why they lunch together.

    JC didn’t know the difference between the Prime Minister’s Department and the Prime Minister’s Office until I explained it to him. He’s a hairy-backed peasant from Sicily who is competent at reading a screen, when he’s not washing the concrete lions at his gate.

    Oh, and I see that Lizzie was boasting again about how everyone dropped their eating implements and drooled when she entered the room.

    Sad.

  58. Overburdened

    Elle 4:01pm

    No.

    It is part of such a personality types’ social contract with the thread.

    They being a dickhead and everyone else having the opportunity to put shit on them.

    They wouldn’t be here if they didn’t like it.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    Once again, Old Yeller throws his ‘mates’ under the bus to make a vague and irrelevant point, thereby once more demeaning all those who wore green because he was too terrified (and far too big brainy) to do one fucking job for the country he’s ridden for free on the rest of his life.

  60. Ellie

    Overburdened – we’re all here because we like … something.

  61. zyconoclast

    @rseclown father confirmed.

    Thank goodness he did not continue the Merritt genes.

    ‘Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate’

    He would be seething at his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against. We should never forget that. What Jack would want from this is for all of us to walk through the door he has booted down, in his black Doc Martens.

    Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight.

  62. cohenite

    Hannity so outraged by shitty Schiff’s impeachment report and the demorats holding up Trump’s economic schedule that he knocked his left hand out. The GOP pollies he was interviewing were impressed.

  63. JC

    Sad

    This is sad.

    I can assure readers that I have had no shortage of high quality men, some of whom wanted to marry me,

  64. cohenite

    Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight.

    Basically this father (sic) killed his son; his views led directly to the death of his son.

  65. Boambee John

    OSC

    That is what I thought I was doing, I just wanted to reinforce the message.

    Seems I must try harder also! 😀😀

  66. Juan

    My guess, from experience, is the settlement would probably be around a million dollars.

    You have no such experience and are in fact a poseur.

    Let’s talk again when the settlement figure comes out.

    Go to hell.

    And you have a very good night too. 😊

  67. Ellie

    And aren’t we all here – on a Libertarian blog – for JC and Johanna’s love fest.

  68. Juan

    If the settlement actually involves a payment:

    Based on what we know about the claim and the defences filed, if there was no monetary component, there would be no need for a ‘confidential settlement’.

    If there was no more to it than the joint apologies, they would simply have announced the proceedings were being discontinued. 😉

    There would be some form of payment, if only a token one. My guess is it’s probably in the order of a year’s salary. That isn’t a bad result for Israel Folau, and remember he’s free to play rugby in France, the UK, or Japan. Semi Radradra was on €600,000 (A$974,000) per year at Bordeaux and has signed a letter of intent to join Bristol for what is rumoured to be substantially more.

  69. Snoopy

    We’re here because we’re here because we’re here because we’re here.

    We’re here because we’re here because we’re here, because we’re here.

  70. Ellie

    Johanna is definitely on top. You go girlfriend!

  71. cohenite

    Based on what we know about the claim and the defences filed, if there was no monetary component, there would be no need for a ‘confidential settlement’.

    That’s not true.

  72. Tel

    Australia’s biggest youth gender clinic wants to start surgery on teenage girls under the age of 17 and to lock in long-term funding increases that will survive beyond Victoria’s pro-transgender Andrews government.

    If I was running an insurance company, I would keep at least 1000 miles away from that “gender” clinic.

    Just saying.

  73. Ellie

    You’re still here, snoopy. You flounced, but came back. We all do. Keep clicking 😁

  74. 1735099

    Once again, Old Yeller throws his ‘mates’ under the bus to make a vague and irrelevant point,

    This is really interesting.
    I post verifiable fact (that a member of my old unit did a few stints at Nui Dat as duty projectionist), that casts no negative aspersions about his service, and KD describes that as “throwing him under the bus”.
    Whereas a concocted narrative about my service, based on a US review of my book, is repeated over and over again, because I ruffle the feathers of a few with anger issues this blog.
    What’s that aphorism about goose and gander?

  75. Snoopy

    If I was running an insurance company, I would keep at least 1000 miles away from that “gender” clinic.

    We were just doing the government’s bidding. That’s why they paid us.

  76. BrettW

    Does anybody know if this is a new ACP post / command ? Dont they already have a Personnel / HR type Command already. If new command the cost would be significant and surely over lapwith the other possibly existing command. It wont help prevent or detect crime etc but you can be sure going to create a lot of work for those who do.

    Seems Curran is more of a political operative as worked for Andrews for 8 years.

    VICPOL is a joke and it lower ranked members are the victims.

    “police command called “Gender Equality and Inclusion”.

    Daniel Andrews former Chief of Staff Brett Curran will head it up.

  77. JC

    Ellie

    Just out of curiosity… I’ve seen you throw a mental fiesta when someone made comments about J*ws in a way you didn’t like. Yet you judge that unprovoked attack by a white trash slob sitting alone somewhere in rural Australia as some sort of “love fest”. What gives?

  78. 8th Dan

    Based on what we know about the claim and the defences filed, if there was no monetary component, there would be no need for a ‘confidential settlement’.

    Plain vanilla breach of contract. That it was broken and how it was broken resulting in contract termination are matters certain to be acknowledged by the parties in the confidential settlement.

  79. JC

    Ellie

    Just out of curiosity… I’ve seen you throw a mental fiesta when someone made comments about J**&ws in a way you didn’t like. Yet you judge that unprovoked attack by a white trash slob sitting alone somewhere in rural Australia as some sort of “love fest”. What gives?

  80. zyconoclast

    Sounds familiar.

    ‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts
    An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.

    The performance of American teenagers in reading and math has been stagnant since 2000,

    National Assessment of Educational Progress, an American test that recently showed that two-thirds of children were not proficient readers.

    Over all, American 15-year-olds who took the PISA test scored slightly above students from peer nations in reading but below the middle of the pack in math.

  81. Zatara

    She had even more moronic and evil policies than the bidenmeister.

    Harris was running on three things. Vagina, skin tint, and talking shit about everyone else.

    She had no policies, or rather she had policies for anyone she was pandering to at the moment.

    But always she was riding on the woman of colour, it’s my time, thing.

  82. classical_hero

    JC, I hope you have the hotline open for the pirate.

  83. Ellie

    JC – my humour is as bad and as sick as Stimpson’s.

    Sorry.

  84. JC

    Zat

    Do you judge, Biden’s, Warren’s and whoever else in that lunatic asylum of a political party to have presented better policies than Willie Brown’s mistress?

    At least she went for broke.. literally and demanded slave reparations.

  85. Mother Lode

    Bill, Hillary and even Chelsea visited the 10,000-acre estate “almost every year after they left the White House,”

    I know it must have slipped your mind to mention that a past President of the US and a Secretary of State were deeply linked with Epstein.

    And their horse.

  86. Ellie

    I had just watched the love fest that was Julia Gillard and Anne Summers at the Opera house.

    I didn’t intend to offend.

  87. johanna

    Wow, JC keeps a database of my comments from years ago. I definitely own what he calls his brain.

    There might be moss or algae growing on the tiles out back, JC. Get onto it.

  88. Tel

    And in AU who funds the Lysenkoist* gangreens and wind/solar scamsters?

    Ask the Attorney General’s Department, they have a register where they keep track of such things.

  89. JC

    Ellie

    You’ve thrown hissy fits over comments by stimson in the past. You’re now converting this to bad attempt at humor? I’m still not buying.

  90. Overburdened

    Hmm dunno if this is the place to find that something, but hey.

  91. classical_hero

    Jo, we could say the same thing about you with regards to Lizzie. But unlike JC, you have it imprinted in your memory.

  92. 1735099

    Over all, American 15-year-olds who took the PISA test scored slightly above students from peer nations in reading but below the middle of the pack in math.

    But way behind the Chinese, and most Scandinavian countries.
    Even much-maligned Oz does better than the Yanks in two out of three areas.

  93. Snoopy

    Folau didn’t apologise for suggesting that poofters and just about everyone else is going to Hell unless they repent.

  94. Overburdened

    Ellie

    Look at the exchanges below our regarding inadequate personality types and you will see what I mean about the social contract.

    Everyone has issues to some extent, but the common sense of people doesn’t let them set themselves up to fail.

    The affected ones can’t help themselves from digging the hole.

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    British lesbian couple become the first parents to have a baby carried in BOTH of their wombs

    Jasmine Francis-Smith gave birth to Otis using egg incubated by her wife Donna
    The pair, 28 and 30, from Colchester in Essex, welcomed baby on September 30
    Previously, the procedure could only be performed through artificial incubation
    Now, one partner can incubate an egg for 18 hours before it is moved to the other
    Is now open to all same-sex and heterosexual couples at London Women’s Clinic

    Daily Mail. F.M.S.

  96. 8th Dan

    Not exactly the Beagle.

    A complete non sequitur. Do you get a kickback, 8th Dan? That would explain the infomercial.

    A complete miss. So … non sequitur yourself.

    PS. A kickback is what Arky could get from hand cranking the A Model.

  97. JC

    Oh do fuck off, Jezebel. No, I don’t keep a data base when there’s google and a memory not badly damaged by alcohol and drug abuse. That would be novel to you, you obese drunk.

    Seriously, this comment

    I can assure readers that I have had no shortage of high quality men, some of whom wanted to marry me,

    … is not just a cry for help, but will also go down as one of the saddest comments since Marcus Adonis impressed us by saying every young girl at the gym kept staring like he was a movie star.

  98. Cold-Hands

    A statement on twitter from the ACL managing director:

    Donors who gave to the Folau campaign will be contacted in due course and are entitled to refunds on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with our original commitment.

    So Folau won’t be trousering the remainder of the fighting fund.

  99. cohenite

    Over all, American 15-year-olds who took the PISA test scored slightly above students from peer nations in reading but below the middle of the pack in math.

    Education is a stronghold of the swamp.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    Donors who gave to the Folau campaign will be contacted in due course and are entitled to refunds on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with our original commitment.

    Goody! A Xmas bonus!

    Don’t tell Izzy but I will buy wine with my refund.

  101. 8th Dan

    Wrong again dickless.

    Some History is wrong, cocksucker. Plain vanilla breach of contract … sue me if you like.

  102. JC

    Don’t buy the test scores thing. At least not all.

    Test scores may really not matter.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Now, one partner can incubate an egg for 18 hours before it is moved to the other

    They sound like chooks.

  104. lotocoti

    US forces kill two ji hadis in Syria using terrifying ‘Ninja’ missile

    The problem with those minimum radius weapons is the locals learn that there’s no great peril providing sanctuary for the scumbags.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    If I was running an insurance company, I would keep at least 1000 miles away from that “gender” clinic.

    As I recall a number of doctors gave obstetrics away because of the high cost of insurance premiums, due to distraught of parents suing because their infant did not grow into a rocket scientist. Damaged at delivery you see. What then of premiums for doctors chopping off God’s given organs?

  106. JC

    The problem with those minimum radius weapons is the locals learn that there’s no great peril providing sanctuary for the scumbags.

    Not really. The US is NOT going to blow up an entire village to get those fuckers holed up in a house. These blade contraptions have their use. They also sounds absolutely terrifying.

  107. Boambee John

    From Jo Nova

    Russia makes about $300 billion in gas and oil exports each year. For a tiny tenth of a billion dollars it fed western activists and successfully stopped fracking development in the UK (and some parts of Australia apparently). It’s what you call a stupendous investment.

    Matt Ridley lays out just how game changing the discovery of shale fracking could have been for the UK, and how easily the politicians and system was exploited and fell over:

    How many of our ‘vironmental “activists” (read saboteurs) have received Wussian money? Is m0nty an enviromentalist? Come on m0nty, you are among friends, how much did you get from Putin?

  108. Zatara

    Do you judge, Biden’s, Warren’s and whoever else in that lunatic asylum of a political party to have presented better policies than Willie Brown’s mistress?

    JC

    I honestly don’t think Harris presented any policies at all. Talking points designed for whatever her current audience was and shite talking about Trump and her opponents seemed to cover any occasion I saw her speak or read of. As someone else pointed out, the blacks didn’t buy her fake shtick at all. Partially because she was 1/8th black but playing it up for all it was worth, also her great grand-daddy actually being a big salve owner in Jamaica probably didn’t help.

    Biden is running as Obama’s sidekick, and Obama refuses to endorse him. Nuf said.

    Sanders will probably be dead or in senior care by Nov. He is a low energy communist grandpa with scary hair at best.

    Warren is unquestionably the scariest of the Dems. She is out of her little socialist mind, but may well be the Dem candidate in the end.

    The bright side, other than none of them having a prayer of beating Trump, is that US President’s are not dictators. A very large proportion of the crap she claims she will do isn’t going to happen for the simple reason that the legislature won’t let her.

    As to the legislature, there is no doubt in my mind that the Reps will retain the Senate and it’s looking pretty good for them to regain the house. Especially if the Dems keep playing these stupid impeachment games.

  109. JC

    Russia makes about $300 billion in gas and oil exports each year.

    That’s revenues, surely.

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    Don’t buy the test scores thing.

    I do. The kids get repeats of Inconvenient Truth over and over. They get qwerty stuff endlessly. Even mathematics is based on aboriginal culture now. And they’re about to be Dark Emued until their brains turn to custard. No wonder they can’t do a test of real stuff.

    The Chinese kids probably save, what?, a third of their time just by not having this SJW crap shoved down their throats.

  111. max

    Scroll if too long.

    Came across a wonderful short story today, beautifully written in clear, short sentences and it reminded me of certain people on this blog. Here is a summary.

    The story is both a portrait and a meditation. An old professor of history lives with his books and birds in a humble quarter of Warsaw some time before World War II. This is a Poland already in the throes of an anti-Semitic surge. Professor Vladislav Eibeschutz, who is Jewish, has chosen to retire on a small pension, just enough to cover food and rent for himself and his ancient maidservant Tekla. He has retired because his students at the Warsaw University have grown too rabidly anti-Semitic. They insist that Jewish students sit on ghetto-benches. ‘They would come to class, wearing their gold-embroidered fraternity caps… always ready to provoke a fight.’ They even looked all of a kind, all true to type, ‘- as if their common hatred of the Jew had turned them into members of the same family.’

    The professor is an old widower, cared for by his devoted servant, who had promised the professor’s dying wife that she would look after him in the lonely years ahead. A promise she loyally keeps. There is a quality of otherworldly saintliness about both Professor Eibeschutz and Tekla. They have lost their teeth and Tekla cooks soups and stews which very old people can have without excessive strain to toothless gums. They wear old, outdated clothes because they don’t need to buy new things. Professor Eibeschutz has willed all his possessions to Tekla who has no one in the world.

    The professor’s house is bursting at the seams with books and manuscripts. And he loves his birds. He has cages full of birds and the doors of the cages are left open so that the birds fly about all over the house, perch on curtain rods and bookshelves, on the Professor’s bald head and the stem of his glasses and even his index finger as he writes. When Tekla complains about the mess the birds make he retorts affectionately: ‘Little fool, everything that belongs to God’s creatures is clean.’ The conversations between master and servant are among the most endearing things about this story: ‘I’ve boiled the milk.’ ‘I don’t want any.’ ‘ Your throat will get dry.’ ‘Where is it written that the throat has to stay moist?’ ‘ It’s time for the professor’s medicine.’ ‘ What medicine? Silly woman. No heart can pump forever.’ They are two ancient people living in peace and what comes across as a scarcely noticed detail, because it hardly matters, is that while the Professor is a Jew, Tekla is Christian.

    The Professor also loves feeding wild pigeons in the street. Every morning and afternoon he takes a bag of feed and scatters grain for hundreds of pigeons that sit waiting for him on the tiled roofs and treetops. Seeing him, they swoop down in massive swarms, even alighting on his hat and sleeves, jostling one another in their headlong haste and hunger. The professor tells Tekla that for him feeding the birds is better than visiting a church or synagogue. God is not needy but the poor birds are and there is no better service of God than service of His creatures.

    The professor is a philosopher. For years he has been searching for the central truth of history, why races and nations seek to destroy one another, why there is hatred and violence, why wars happen. His mental life is a long interior dialogue with philosophers and scientists long dead. He has lost his early belief in materialism and moved towards an awed recognition of some overarching, transcendent purpose in the universe, but what that purpose is eludes his understanding. He watches his birds, notices cases of infatuation, love, jealousy, and murder. And yet birds have no sense of history. When he feeds birds he sees how the able-bodied overpower the feeble, how hunger drives even meek creatures to violence. Still, when he studies biology, zoology and other natural sciences, seeking his answers there, he is struck by the miracle of intelligence in nature. ‘He would pull a hair from his beard, place it on a slide and inspect it through the microscope. Each hair had its complicated mechanism. A leaf, an onion peel, a bit of moist earth… revealed beauties and harmonies that revived his spirit….It was not easy to have faith in God’s benevolence, but God’s wisdom shone in each blade of grass, each fly, each blossom and mite.’

    But if there is intrinsic brutality in nature, there is equally a pervasive presence of mercy. His own tender care as he watches over his birds, attending to each one’s trouble and urgency, his kindly regard for the comfort of his tired old servant, all point at some benign impulse present in the scheme of things. Professor Eibeschutz is a gentle, blameless scholar of Christlike compassion, living in close touch with the wonder of living things, partaking of their and magic and mystery.

    One afternoon, as he feeds pigeons in the square, he is hit by a stone aimed at his head. More stones follow. He staggers home to a shrieking Tekla, who tends to him, calls down curses on his attackers, runs for the police. Evidently, the police do not arrive, for attacks on Jews hardly merit their attention. ‘If this is our Poland, it should go up in flames!’- Tekla screams but the professor calms her down with the words: ‘Enough, Tekla, enough… there are many good people in Poland.’ In the privacy of his thoughts, he realises: ‘Sooner or later you have to feel everything on your own skin.’ The physical injury is bad, the hurt to his soul is worse. ‘Have we reached so low?’ – he asks himself in anguish. It is the wicked who are the makers of history, he hits upon the core truth he has been seeking, yet he drops off to sleep thinking ‘Still, it can’t be that simple.’

    That night he dies of a heart attack. At his funeral the next day, thousands of pigeons escort the hearse to the Jewish cemetery, like the heavenly host. The sky is dark with their wings. An ominous shade descends, overwhelming the city, for dark times are to come. That night someone paints a swastika on the professor’s door.

    There are many layers to this perennial, sublime story. Discover them for yourselves.

  112. Geriatric Mayfly

    These blade contraptions have their use. They also sounds absolutely terrifying.

    They should have been called ‘Boadiceas.’

  113. Boambee John

    Tel

    And in AU who funds the Lysenkoist* gangreens and wind/solar scamsters?

    Ask the Attorney General’s Department, they have a register where they keep track of such things.

    See my post above re cross post from Jo Nova.

  114. JC

    Even mathematics is based on aboriginal culture now.

    Is that really true?

  115. cohenite

    Plain vanilla breach of contract … sue me if you like.

    For what, being a dickhead. But keep fondling yourself.

  116. min

    I am told that professional liability for obstetrician is $100,000.

  117. JC

    Bruce

    The Soviet Union lasted 70 years. In the end, most people didn’t believe the bullshit and it collapsed into a black hole. Sure, I know the Western left is trying to recreate it, but that’s another story.

    My kids went through the pc era in the US . I’ve told the story before where one of my kid’s teachers told the class that he moved into Harlem ( he was white) and considered himself “a recovering racist”. The boys were sniggering about it for weeks. Kids don’t buy that bullshit.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly

    Anyone know if the blades are spinning on impact and at approx. how many revs? If so, lots of red mist in the desert once the meat grinder strikes.

  119. Ellie

    Ellie

    You’ve thrown hissy fits over comments by stimson in the past. You’re now converting this to bad attempt at humor? I’m still not buying.

    Not sure what I’ve done wrong.

    Is it moi that is having a “hissy fit”, or you?

    I have never met you or Jezebel. You appear to have an unhealthy obsession with each other.

    Hug and make up?

  120. Some History

    Well, the idea of religious freedom won’t get tested, i.e., Folau settlement.

    Despite the terms of the settlement being secret, the ultra creep/tosser, Poncharse Pirate, has wasted no time attempting to direct the narrative, i.e., pro-poofistry/anti-religion.

    Folau settlement saga over but bitter taste remains

    From the point of view of resolving the many issues raised, however – and more particularly holding Folau to account for his damaging actions – it is singularly dissatisfying.

    As one who has followed the issues closely since Folau first disgraced himself by putting up a post endorsing the view that gays are destined for hell, and who has written and ranted about it extensively, I am more aware than most of the damage he has done, the hurt he has caused. In the 21st century, his homophobic gibberish – you heard me – simply has no place. And it is no excuse that the gibberish in question is sourced from the Bible. I was hoping the court would confirm that, hence the dissatisfaction.
    It was for that reason my first reaction on hearing the news – and I write in the first few minutes thereafter – was the settlement was, firstly, a great pity. Secondly, my stronger reaction was I hoped RA kept the presumed payment to him to an absolute minimum. Everybody wants to know how much. I have no inside knowledge of the terms, not even a hint, but my bet is it will be about $200,000 to $300,000. RA was confident its case was a slam-dunk legally. It had ample evidence he had made a legal commitment to not put up damaging posts again, and that this was a matter of a broken contract. RA never wavered in its view it had no choice but to sack him, and had evidence for that, too. Since being sacked, Folau has continued to lose support due to his ongoing outrages, such as linking the bushfires and drought to Australia’s backing of same-sex marriage.

    So with all that, why settle?
    Because if it was a relatively small amount, a couple of hundred grand or the like, it would be worth it to finish the agony, stop the legal bills and allow RA to focus exclusively on the game again.
    Any sum more than that and I hope RA would have said, “bring it on, we’ll see you in court”.
    Add to shortlist
    Where to now for Folau? I have no clue. We know he won’t be playing professional rugby or rugby league in Australia. I would be surprised if he played either game for big bucks anywhere else. In the global football world, his name is anathema. The issues that led both Australian rugby and rugby league to run screaming from the room at the idea of having him in their jerseys applies equally to professional football outfits around the world, who must deal with their own supporters and sponsors. Yes, Folau could promise to not post anything controversial again, but what would that promise be worth? How much could it be counted on?
    He made the same promise, the same commitment to RA – and did it anyway.
    I repeat, I suspect his serious football career is over. Proselytising in his parents’ backyard is what remains, and whatever else he can do to make a living.
    Goodbye, Israel. You will be remembered as a greatly gifted player, who was nevertheless a disaster for rugby. The day you severed the final strands of your relationship with Rugby Australia was a good day for the game.
    Good day to you, I said good day.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/folau-settlement-saga-over-but-bitter-taste-remains-20191204-p53gvn.html

  121. Nick

    Some thoughts on the Australian PISA results

    * a mate who is a chair professor of Education, thinks PISA is flawed, largely due to the Chinese selective sample that is provided.
    * the level of maths taught in Australia is woeful. A friends’ child in kindergarten is learning fractions. They do ‘one half and one half equals one whole’ that’s it. Lol. In Asia, I’ll bet that’s not ‘it’.
    * our kids can recite about the wrongs done to indigenes and our climate catastrophe, ad nauseum.

  122. Some History

    And, it seems that we’ll have to endure at least one more crap-fest on the matter from “sick to death” Poncharse:

    My column on Folau – ideally, my second-last one. I am sick to death of it too. Folau settlement saga over but bitter taste remains

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fitz/status/1202106124259876864?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  123. Cold-Hands

    Anyone know if the blades are spinning on impact and at approx. how many revs? If so, lots of red mist in the desert once the meat grinder strikes.

    Not spinning, but travelling at up to 1000 miles/hour. Plenty of red mist just from 6 blades travelling at speed.

  124. Arky

    If you watch nothing else this week, watch this:
    ..


  125. JC

    Bruce

    The Soviet Union lasted 70 years. In the end, most people didn’t believe the bullshit and it collapsed into a black hole. Sure, I know the Western left is trying to recreate it, but that’s another story.

    My kids went through the pc era in the US . I’ve told the story before where one of my kid’s teachers told the class that he moved into Harlem ( he was white) and considered himself “a recovering wacist”. The boys were sniggering about it for weeks. Kids don’t buy that bullshit.

  126. JC

    Bruce

    The Soviet Union lasted 70 years. In the end, most people didn’t believe the bullshit and it collapsed into a black hole. Sure, I know the Western left is trying to recreate it, but that’s another story.

    My kids went through the pc era in the US . I’ve told the story before where one of my kid’s teachers told the class that he moved into Harlem ( he was white) and considered himself “a recovering wa**cist”. The boys were sniggering about it for weeks. Kids don’t buy that bullshit.

  127. Oh, and I see that Lizzie was boasting again about how everyone dropped their eating implements and drooled when she entered the room.

    Fact check

    I tested it by walking, naked, through a restaurant.
    Everyone dropped their eating implements.
    And yes, stuff came out of their mouths.

    Verdict: possibly true.

  128. Some History

    8th Dan
    #3251936, posted on December 4, 2019 at 5:46 pm
    Wrong again dickless.
    Some History is wrong, cocksucker. Plain vanilla breach of contract … sue me if you like.

    8th Dandruff has the same problem as Poncharse Pirate. The whole point of taking the matter to court was to determine whether it’s legal for an employer to require – as a condition of employment – an employee to contractually sign away their religious freedom in “public”, e.g., social media, including and particularly their down time.

  129. struth

    Hey Numbers.
    I see photos of Trump with Andrew.

    However you claim this proves he knows him.
    But can you prove he denied knowing him?

  130. Snoopy

    * the level of maths taught in Australia is woeful. A friends’ child in kindergarten is learning fractions. They do ‘one half and one half equals one whole’ that’s it. Lol. In Asia, I’ll bet that’s not ‘it’.

    I can remember when Cuisenaire rods were going to turn kids into mathematical geniuses. What happened to that?

  131. Boambee John

    From Fitzsimian

    Goodbye, Israel. You will be remembered as a greatly gifted player, who was nevertheless a disaster for rugby. The day you severed the final strands of your relationship with Rugby Australia was a good day for the game.

    Whereas Fitz is remembered as a mediocre player, who was quickly forgotten by those who loved rugby.

  132. cohenite

    27th nations maths as supposed by a professor of maths from some turd of a uni:

    In 2014, Warren Mundine, chair of the prime minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, made a statement to the effect that embedding an Indigenous perspective in mathematics was nonsense, which has stifled any progress in the national curriculum.
    This reinforces the strongly held belief that Indigenous cultures have no connection to mathematics. Indigenous cultures, for over 40,000 years, have developed deep philosophies and knowledges about the world. These philosophies categorise the world – people, animals, plants, land – into two groups called moieties.
    The two moieties exist so that all things can be kept in balance, that is, one moiety cannot out number the other or be considered more important than the other. From these moieties, there are numerous sub-categories that are placed in a relational space to create an order and a structure.
    After being immersed in the western education system, I am only starting my education in our Indigenous philosophies and knowledges. However, from the outset, I immediately saw its mathematical nature and how it can be applied to teaching mathematics.
    For example, numbers are either positive or negative and, in a sense, have their own moiety. Similarly, the operations (+, −, ×, ÷) sit in this binary relationship in the notion of “joining” and “separating”. Each of these mathematical concepts allows us to define relationships and keep them in balance. The order and structure that are created from such mathematical relationships is encapsulated in algebra. It is no surprise then that Indigenous people of Australia have language for number and have base-five number systems.
    For me, mathematics is a cultural expression that provides another way to view the world. Mathematics is a knowledge system that has a rich history and many cultures from around the world have contributed to its development. It is owned by all of us…

  133. Snoopy

    Whereas Fitz is remembered as a mediocre player,

    And world class Australian military historian, cobber.

  134. struth

    I can’t seem to find video evidence of Trump denying knowing Prince Andrew.
    Can anyone else?
    If there was evidence would the MSM not have it on constant rotation with their stories to really show Trump as a Liar?

  135. Lets hope Israel moves to NZ and plays for the All Blacks when they beat AU 75-0

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    Even mathematics is based on aboriginal culture now.
    Is that really true?

    Yup.

    Teaching children Aboriginal kinship in maths does not add up
    By NYUNGGAI WARREN MUNDINE
    11:30PM MAY 5, 2014

    Warren Mundine: indigenous culture in maths nonsense
    By PATRICIA KARVELAS
    12:00AM MARCH 13, 2014

    Both at the Paywallian, but looks like they’ve changed the preview to be more like WSJ.

  137. One emu plus one emu = two emu
    one emu divided by one emu = ?

  138. MatrixTransform

    scroll, scroll, scroll

    1735099

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  139. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think it was commented on here at the time and by people like Bolta too.

  140. Snoopy

    It is no surprise then that Indigenous people of Australia have language for number and have base-five number systems.

    CUB should market a Kooried-up VB five-pack for the price of a six pack.

  141. Juan

    Well, the idea of religious freedom won’t get tested, i.e., Folau settlement.

    The religious freedom aspect of this case was a subset of freedom of speech, which is the broader issue.

    Since neither the Israel Folau or Scott McIntyre cases saw the inside of a court room, we’re left with Comcare v Banerji and Rumble v HWL Ebsworth to try to help us figure out where the boundaries are for employees’ free speech.

  142. struth

    This reinforces the strongly held belief that Indigenous cultures have no connection to mathematics. Indigenous cultures, for over 40,000 years, have developed deep philosophies and knowledges about the world. These philosophies categorise the world – people, animals, plants, land – into two groups called moieties.

    This dickhead has visited Gove.
    That’s specific culture of the Yolgnu, it is a division of two and that’s it, different name groups divided into two groups……………that’s as deep as the maths gets and it’s only specific to East Arnhem land.

    Lots of lefties Head up for the Garma festival and then think they are the full bottle.

    Again, fuckwit racist lefties thinking all abos are the same culture.

  143. Nick

    Fitz reackons the ‘300 k’ settlement is no biggie for the ARU.
    How wrong can he get ?

  144. Shy Ted

    I’ve managed to get a sneak peek at Pirate Pete’ new book – “Raelene Castle, A Woman Wronged”.
    I arrive early and a melodic “let yourself in” greets me. I do and go to the kitchen, following the delicious aroma. Raelene, fresh from the shower, clad only in what seems to be the world’ smallest towel but is actually a normal sized one, joins me. “What can I smell?” I ask. “Sorry, UTI. Bit hard to wash down there, arms aren’t long enough” she replies. “No, breakfast I mean.” She pulls the largest turkey I have ever seen from the oven. “If I’d known you were going to be early I’d have cooked one for you too. Leg or breast?”
    I look over my shoulder, no sign of Lisa, I have to admit I’m tempted. Women come in various sizes – small, medium, large and Raelene. I’m a lefty so infidelity isn’t a sin. Which brings me to my reason for being there, the Bible and selective quotes used to smear some of my besties and in particular the furore this poor woman has been unfairly subjected to.
    Her towel slips and I quickly look away but I have to turn my head 180 degrees to not see anything. On the wall is a mirror, the widest mirror I ever did see. I am reminded of the post Wallabies shower block and think what a great hooker she would make.

    Bit busy, will post more later.

  145. Spurgeon Monkfish:

    Remind me again how the dumbocrats running this embarrassing, senile ol’ imbecile against Fatty Trump is supposed to translate to some massive 2020 victory against the Rethuglicans as per JC’s posting upthread of that other incoherent imbecile’s mighty Ehrlichesque predictions?

    Simples, SM3. They will cheat. People who died during the Civil War will be voting for the Dems.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    My column on Folau – ideally, my second-last one.

    This means he will write about it at least 14 more times.

    I am sick to death of it too. Folau settlement saga over but bitter taste remains

    Bitter taste?
    I am told Joyce’s semen does have a slightly unpleasant taste.

  147. Juan

    Well, the idea of religious freedom won’t get tested, i.e., Folau settlement.

    The religious freedom aspect of this case was a subset of freedom of speech, which is the broader issue.

    Since neither the Israel Folau or Scott McIntyre cases saw the inside of a court room, we’re left with Comcare v Banerji and Rumble v HWL Ebsworth to help us figure out where the boundaries are for employees’ free speech.

  148. struth

    Indigenous cultures, for over 40,000 years, haven’t developed and have deep superstitions that prevented them gaining knowledge about the world.

  149. MatrixTransform

    Dontcha love Inclusion … yeah, everybody’s included accept you …we don’t like like your type
    and Tolerance, we are sooo tolerant here … but we just cant stand the way you think, or that thing you said

    Breach o Contract really?
    press it RA … go on …. ah no, your’e gonna lose right? … you total wankers.

    if only they’d shut the fuck up in the first instance
    that’s right, RA needed to stfu not Folau … and everybody knows it

    What a wasteful, posturing pointless needless pile of shit.
    Sack the Vicar, sack the whole marketing department as well … shoot 10% of the remaining board members

    Fucking train wreck

  150. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/4X5WNQ-v0zw

    Be proud Australia.

    Another Ozzie who changed sports does good.

    Be good to see if he can get out of the preliminaries.

  151. Atoms for Peace

    Many hands mathematics didn’t give us EMC2

  152. Leigh Lowe

     In the global football world, his name is anathema.

    Bandana-man.
    Loves big words.
    Rarely knows their meaning or proper context.

  153. JC

    I’m taking an anitbiotic at the moment. The pack says to avoid exposure to sunlight and ray lamps. Why?

  154. struth

    C’mon Numbers.
    Show me you are not a gullible buffoon who instantly accepts what he is told by the MSM.

    I’ll admit Trump lied when I see the proof.

  155. Overburdened

    Boambee John

    Being a discreet person I won’t say much.

    Fitzsimons is a wannabe.

    I recall a time when he thought he was something about something.

    On being tested, he had nothing.

  156. Mother Lode

    This entire thing about maths in aboriginal culture is being deliberately obfuscated.

    European mathematics has a number system, sure. So does traditional culture: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, many.

    And concepts like subtraction in Europe have an indigenous equivalent: it is no accident that the subtraction sign we use looks like a spear. If you have a piece of meat, and I spear you and take it, that is subtraction.

    The idea of ‘limits’ was well established: any addition carried on continuously tended to ‘many’. In fact many scholars would argue that, given another 25,000 years they would have developed calculus.

    Newton and Leibniz don’t look so clever now, huh?

  157. The pack says to avoid exposure to sunlight

    I can guess the antibiotic you are taking.
    Because you will burn and blister very quickly.

  158. Overburdened

    JC

    Photosensitivity

  159. Percy Popinjay

    They will cheat.

    Winston – they cheated last election and lost.

  160. Overburdened

    Re the 5 based counting system

    They could figure out how to point at the 5 digits on one hand and not work out that it would work in reverse.

  161. Overburdened

    If I was in communication with my kin, I could prove this in real time.

  162. Cold-Hands

    I’m taking an anitbiotic at the moment. The pack says to avoid exposure to sunlight and ray lamps. Why?

    Photosensitisation. Many antibiotics (ie doxycycline, ciprofloxacin) will increase the skin’s propensity to react to UV radiation.

  163. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    repost. one of the most important interviews of the last decade. watchable at 1.5 speed. understanding the existential threat china poses to western values

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8IEtlOVzq4

    China’s Silent Takeover While America’s Elite Slept

  164. What happened the last time the US placed export restrictions on an Asian industrial power?

  165. Some History

    Look what they done to me, Maaaaa!!!

    Thus spake Greta™ Loonborg

    Greta Thunberg: People underestimate ‘angry kids’

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that adults should stop making young people “angry” over global warming.
    Ms Thunberg was speaking after her arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, after a two-weeks-plus journey across the Atlantic from her starting point in Virginia, US.
    “People are underestimating the force of angry kids,” she told reporters.
    The 16-year-old is on her way to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.
    She is taking a stand on more polluting forms of transport by sailing, rather than flying or travelling in cars.
    Responding to a question from a journalist who said some adults viewed her as “angry”, Ms Thunberg said: “We are angry, we are frustrated and it’s because of good reasons.
    “If they want us to stop being angry, maybe they should stop making us angry.”

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50644395

  166. Snoopy

    “If they want us to stop being angry, maybe they should stop making us angry.”

    A well-deserved hiding would also work. Carbon friendly too.

  167. adults should stop making young people “angry”

    vewy vewy angwy

  168. Hazmatic

    I always had questions regarding that particular photograph as well.

    I tried to locate Brian De-Fretis in it and couldn’t?

    Did Gibbo swap De-Fretis from 5 Section to 6 Section?

    Or alternatively did you get booted out of 6 Section?

    What were the reasons for this?

  169. Leigh Lowe

    Cold-Hands

    #3252026, posted on December 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I’m taking an anitbiotic at the moment. The pack says to avoid exposure to sunlight and ray lamps. Why?

    Photosensitisation. Many antibiotics (ie doxycycline, ciprofloxacin) will increase the skin’s propensity to react to UV radiation.

    One side effect can be hair loss.

  170. Zatara

    What happened the last time the US placed export restrictions on an Asian industrial power?

    Nike moved their production lines there?

  171. Nick

    Fitz thinks that the ARU’s apology is nothing. He is wrong.

  172. Dr.BeauGan

    The confidential settlement comes after Folau was sacked following social media posts that said homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators and drunkards were going to hell.

    And atheists. Don’t forget the atheists.

    It’s puzzling that only the poofs got upset. Maybe if Alan Joyce was a heterosexual atheist, it would have been all about atheists. Folau is clearly atheophobic.

  173. Tailgunner

    Come on m0nty, you are among friends, how much did you get from Putin?

    Aw,snap! Good call out that.
    Monty dialling…

  174. Shy Ted

    Talking about Yolgnu, there’s NITV Ch 34 on tonight 2315 hundred hours (for military types) – Something of the Times. This documentary reconstructs the life of buffalo hunters in the remote wetlands of the NT in the 1930s – the white hunters and the Aboriginal labour that supported their operations.
    Many years ago I read the book on which it’s probably based, Buffalo Hunters of Arnhem Land, I think, can’t find it on the net, but after the great war a couple of soldiers were tasked with buffalo eradication up there and wrote the book. Dark Emu it ain’t but they marveled at the hunting skills of the natives and their ingenuity when faced with having to cross crocodile infested rivers and other such daily hazards. What sticks in my mind is they said they never saw a corroboree that didn’t end in bloodshed and death.
    Should be interesting. CAUTION – may contain footage of actual blackfellas.

  175. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    What happened the last time the US placed export restrictions on an Asian industrial power?

    Brigadier General Robert Spalding was National Security Council senior director for strategic planning specialising in china. the “trade war” with china is not about trade.

  176. cohenite

    For the good of the planet I think it’s time pol tot was converted to fertiliser.

  177. JC

    That last comment was another example of flamboyance, Cronkite. Stop it now.

  178. struth

    What is absolutely amazing is the world’s media are running the same story on Trump, word for word, same photos and not one shows me where Trump denied knowing the Prince.

    Not one and I’ve just searched everywhere.

    Please show us your sources and proof that Trump lied, Sniffy.

  179. Shy Ted

    So, after you’ve done terribly at school you go to uni

  180. struth

    This is the same MSM who can’t ask Bill Clinton why he was a regular to the Isle of the p e d o—file and can’t seem to spot one tractor in a European city.

  181. MarkA:

    Right you are of course.
    I have an indelicate question re. gynecologists that I will ask late at night, nothing nasty just curious.

    Nearly every gynae uses disposable and plastic speculum. They’re at room temperature, rather than straight out of the fridge.
    No need to worry your lady friends about it.

  182. Nob

    This link is to good to leave hidden in Rafe’s links.

    Matt Ridley on the Russians and fracking:

    More than a decade later, environmentalists hit upon another money spinner: opposition to fracking. When the shale gas revolution first came along, some environmentalists welcomed it, and rightly so. It “creates an unprecedented opportunity to use gas as a bridge fuel to a twenty-first-century energy economy that relies on efficiency, renewable sources, and low-carbon fossil fuels such as natural gas,” wrote Senator Tim Wirth, a prominent environmentalist. And so it has proved: the country that adopted shale gas first and most — the United States — is the country that lowered its carbon dioxide emissions first and most, because gas displaced coal, a much higher-carbon fuel.

    But then … well, read on.

    https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/december-2019/the-plot-against-fracking/

  183. 1735099

    C’mon Numbers.
    Show me you are not a gullible buffoon who instantly accepts what he is told by the MSM.

    I’ll admit Trump lied when I see the proof.

    Here it is.
    Footage from a press conference when he landed in the UK.
    He responds to a reporter’s question twice, 13 seconds in, and then again about 18 seconds in, saying he doesn’t know Prince Andrew.

    Now who is gullible?

    This is hardly news, of course.
    Trump has absolutely no concept of truth.
    As a classic narcissist, to him the truth is an inconvenience.

  184. Steve trickler

    “People who seem to have almost nothing, are people who seem to give the most”.

    Bald.



  185. Nick

    This is the same MSM who can’t ask Bill Clinton why he was a regular to the Isle of the p e d o—file and can’t seem to spot one tractor in a European city.

    Yes, if only one of the Clintons was still alive to ask them questions.
    Strange that no American investigative team such as 60 minutes, has interviewed anyone who saw a Clinton with Epstein.

  186. 8th Dan

    The whole point of taking the matter to court was to determine whether it’s legal for an employer to require – as a condition of employment – an employee to contractually sign away their religious freedom in “public”, e.g., social media, including and particularly their down time.

    From ACLs viewpoint … maybe also from Folau’s. But, I expect that in the course of the negotiations they were disabused of that notion … it was never gonna fly. Warned after the first breach of the code, then did it again = plain vanilla breach of contract, so contract legally terminated. Carefully worded apologies from both parties, token payment to Folau … maybe 7/12 of this years previously contracted salary (roundly $6oo,000), acknowledgement by both parties that contract breached by Folau and as a consequence validly terminated by Rugby Australia, parties to meet their own costs.

  187. cohenite

    Trump has absolutely no concept of truth.
    As a classic narcissist, to him the truth is an inconvenience.

    If the left were capable of irony that coming from a dreg of the left would be ironic.

    Trump doesn’t know randy andy; he may have been in the same room, same country, same planet but doesn’t know him. It’s like saying a leftie knows anything, it’s just a proximity thing.

  188. gas displaced coal, a much higher-carbon fuel.

    C + O2 -> CO2
    CH4 + 2O2 -> CO2 + 2H2O

    So where is the higher carbon count?

  189. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    One emu plus one emu = two emu
    one emu divided by one emu = ?

    Sorry, but you’re wrong right from the first line. Most Aboriginal groups don’t even have simple numbers. For instance, for ten years Marilyn and I lived in the Obi Obi Valley district, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. In the local dialect obi means “snake”, and obi obi means either –
    big snake, or
    many snakes, or
    many big snakes.
    You have to be familiar with the local area to know which applies.

    Try calculating the rate of acceleration of a falling object due to gravity using that example as your “maths”. Or alternatively, try expressing the quantity “three”.

  190. mh

    So it’s a confidential multi million dollar payout.

    What did Pirate boy say he would do if that happened? Hang himself?

  191. vr

    Read this by Charles W Cooke of the National Review about Harris dropping out.

    Per Edward-Isaac Dovere, Kamala Harris is no longer running for president. This is excellent, welcome news — the cause for celebration. Good riddance! May Harris’s failed attempt to find higher office destroy her career and sully her reputation for all time.

    I’m told that I’m not supposed to feel like this — or, at least, that if I do feel like this, I’m not supposed to say so in public. People worked on that campaign, you see. People tried really hard. But that, I’m afraid, is a load of old nonsense. Harris was running for the presidency, which is another way of saying that she was running to acquire power. I did not want her to have that power. It is true that some people tried their best to help her gain that power. They’re probably upset today. But they’ll get over it. She’s not that special.

    On the contrary: She’s a would-be tyrant whose primary contribution to American life thus far has been to fight “tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors”; who has openly promised to act without Congress; and who showed us exactly who she is during the Kavanaugh hearings, at which she implied that she knew something terrible about the nominee for the sole purpose of sharing the insinuation on her Twitter feed. Harris is a woman who, if successful (“successful”), would have overseen the mass confiscation of millions of firearms, the seizing of patents, the federalization of abortion law, and, depending on the polling, the elimination of (her word) the private health insurance plans of 180 million people.

    Everything that is wrong with American politics is summed up in Kamala Harris. She’s a weather vane. She’s dishonest. She’s a coward. She’s condescending. And she’s a phony. She’s the answer to no useful or virtuous question. Nothing good has come from her election. She has nothing of value to offer America. Goodbye. Bad luck. That’s all, folks.

    How come we see nothing like this in the local rags?

  192. Nelson Kidd-Players

    At school I was taught the aboriginal counting system was One, Two, Many. Perhaps our Victorian ones had just reached a higher level of sophistication, MV.

    Of course, the notion that many disparate tribes across a nation, with different languages, all shared common knowledge, history and skills is strange, but I never had that pointed out to me at school. Like it was one nation, when it was nowhere near.

  193. Hazmatic

    The reason I ask is that I know this is completely untrue.

    I served in 5 Pl B Coy 7RAR in SVN in 1970. On arrival in country my section consisted of a Sri Lankan, a West Indian, 2 Murris, a pommy, and bloke of Polish heritage. The rest of us were Australian born. None of us gave a stuff about religion or race. What mattered was how we covered each other’s backsides.n consisted of a Sri Lankan, a West Indian, 2 Murris, a pommy, and bloke of Polish heritage. The rest of us were Australian born. None of us gave a stuff about religion or race. What mattered was how we covered each other’s backsides.

    And this:

    1735099
    @mk50
    You must have been a sailor once. The last time I was subjected to such sanctimonious claptrap was from a matelot who’d been caught nicking our gear on the “Sydney”. He also indulged in paralysis by analysis in an attempt to distract from the matter at hand.
    At least he wasn’t obviously dismissive and paternalistic in his attitude to those of a different race – which was fortunate, as my section commander was West Indian.

    Is there any aspect of your service in Vietnam you don’t lie about?

    I shouldn’t worry about President Trump too much. Mote – Beam and all that…

  194. And the other dislike I have is the “tonnes of CO2 per whatever.”
    Shirley, that depends on a lotta things.
    e.g. whether the country manufacturing your solar panels uses nukes
    whether your are using wood, gas, coal, nukes, fusion or Planck level energy generation

  195. 2dogs

    The PISA results show better performance by those countries who run their schools out of the lower tiers of government.

    e.g. Estonia did quite well, schools run by local government.
    Hungaary did poorly, schools run by national government.

  196. Arky

    It occurs to me that we aren’t slaves.
    We are pets.
    At least slaves have the dignity of work.
    In the new 5G world we will just be little chickens, cluck cluck cluck cluck. Or those ugly little chihuahua dogs. Too stupid to know it is just a fucking accessory in the home made for it by others.
    Constantly monitored, constantly petted by big tech companies predicting and shaping behaviour.
    Huxley and Orwell were amateurs. The future is horrific.

  197. Roger

    No self-awareness….

    Panellists on The Dumb who were in 2016 gung ho for incompetent war monger (hello Libya! hello European refugee crisis!) Hillary treating Trump’s foreign policy as a joke.

    John “Wacka” Williams cut off by a lady in a turban whose contribution to our common wealth is in net terms negative, i.e. she’s likelyu never created a job or an ounce of wealth in her life.

  198. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greta should get vewy vewy angry about being told lies by her parents and the rest of the prog-greens who’ve stolen her childhood. At least she’ll learn about sailing during all of this.

  199. Shy Ted
    #3252004, posted on December 4, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Classic!
    Love your work sir!

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    It occurs to me that we aren’t slaves.
    We are pets.

    I’m a waiter for birds.
    At least I don’t have a cat.
    Then I’d be staff.

  201. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    The future is horrific.

    And in that not too distant future the banks will hold all your money. They will charge you a fee for “looking after it” – even though you have no choice in the matter, and they will charge you another fee for spending (withdrawing) it.

    All brought to you by your friendly “conservative” Coalition government.

  202. Roger

    The PISA results show better performance by those countries who run their schools out of the lower tiers of government.

    Or even not government.

    The pan-national parent controlled Christian school movement has achieved excellent results decade after decade.

    Governance of each independent school in the hands of a council of parents.

    Now that’s skin in the game!

  203. Infidel Tiger

    Looks like crazed homosexualist rage monster Reggie Dwight was completely in the wrong with his spittle and fecal flecked spaz attack at security in Perth.

    Let’s hope they sue.

  204. …different name groups divided into two groups……………that’s as deep as the maths gets and it’s only specific to East Arnhem land.

    Struth; One of my Aunties, long ago, got lumbered with the job of knocking the store there into line.
    Having spent half her life on various other missions & the other half on stations she had a fair idea what she’d be dealing with.
    She reported that by the time she left, she’d gone one of the best girls in the shop to where she could reliably count to Seven. Mostly she was hard pressed to get anyone to comprehend the difference between Three and Four.

  205. EvilElvis

    Good day to you, I said good day.

    Is there a more pompous fucktard in Australia than this complete wanker. FMD. Don’t want to deal with Folaus shit then don’t fucking dig into his Twitter you perpetually over-emotional soapbox bothering dumbarse. Last I checked you a) had to join Twitter and b) follow someone to get their tweets.

    While I’m on Folau, Isaac Butterfield who does some ok vids slamming feminists is poised to turn at some point. Shat on Folau as a caveat to shitting on the firefighters bash their wives clown and couldn’t quite make the distinction that one is pushed on us by a complicit media, the other the media has to go hunting for tidbits to be aggrieved at. He’s also on the anxiety/mental health bandwagon. I’m off him.

  206. mh

    Everything that is wrong with American politics is summed up in Kamala Harris. She’s a weather vane. She’s dishonest. She’s a coward. She’s condescending. And she’s a phony. She’s the answer to no useful or virtuous question. Nothing good has come from her election. She has nothing of value to offer America. Goodbye. Bad luck. That’s all, folks.

    This type of honesty should be encouraged each time one of the scumbags drops out of the race.

  207. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Constantly monitored, constantly petted by big tech companies predicting and shaping behaviour.
    Huxley and Orwell were amateurs. The future is horrific.

    it’s here now. google, youtube constantly tries to shape opinions through its recommendation systems. the SJWs at google have created a pure communist AI. facebook, twitter no doubt do the same.

    every level of government is infected with leninist political correctness and these communist policies are inflicted as prerequisite internal policy requirements on every business that wants to do business with government.

    we are distracted with bread and circuses, vacuous hollywood tripe, climate change, war on this or that. while our freedoms and rights are voluntarily abrogated to big tech and increasingly harvested by china.

    didi the competitor to uber, operating here in oz, reports all trip data back to beijing. this data is invariably cross matched for blackmail opportunities.

    a world dominated by china is a world devoid of any freedoms or rights, where dissenters are placed on organ harvesting waitists for benefit of the party elite.

  208. Dr.BeauGan

    To the best of my knowledge, aboriginal mathematics never got beyond counting to small numbers. There seems to be no concept of addition of numbers, still less subtraction or multiplication.

    To be fair, aborigines didn’t need the ideas, they had very little to count. No sheep, no money.

    The strange notion that we should incorporate their concepts in our Australian education system is just more patronising racism. If I were aboriginal, I’d get angry about it. As it is, I just despise the racist creeps.

  209. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    She’s a weather vane. She’s dishonest. She’s a coward. She’s condescending. And she’s a phony. She’s the answer to no useful or virtuous question. Nothing good has come from her election.

    so, you’re saying she would fit right in as an Australian party politician then.

  210. Some History

    From ACLs viewpoint … maybe also from Folau’s. But, I expect that in the course of the negotiations they were disabused of that notion … it was never gonna fly. Warned after the first breach of the code, then did it again = plain vanilla breach of contract, so contract legally terminated. Carefully worded apologies from both parties, token payment to Folau … maybe 7/12 of this years previously contracted salary (roundly $6oo,000), acknowledgement by both parties that contract breached by Folau and as a consequence validly terminated by Rugby Australia, parties to meet their own costs.

    Hey, Dandruff, are you Poncharse Pirate?

  211. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    And in that not too distant future the banks will hold all your money. They will charge you a fee for “looking after it” – even though you have no choice in the matter, and they will charge you another fee for spending (withdrawing) it.

    Currently in beijing, if a camera catches you jay walking, your image is automatically identified, a fine issued and money automatically debited from your bank account within the hour.

    the chicoms make the nazis and fascists look like kindergarten cops.

  212. 1735099

    I’ll admit Trump lied when I see the proof.

    Proof furnished, and Struth disappears.
    Hilarious……..

  213. Percy:

    Winston – they cheated last election and lost.

    That wasn’t real cheating.
    They didn’t do it right.
    This time they will.
    🙂

  214. Boambee John

    Percy Popinjay
    #3252023, posted on December 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm
    They will cheat.

    Winston – they cheated last election and lost.

    So next time they will know to scale up the cheating.

  215. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I see Herr Doctor Mengele has showed up.
    Time to go elsewhere, where the stench of shyte isn’t quite so overpowering.

  216. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I’m assuming that the braindead collectivist lamestream meeja (BIRM) in the UK is running the “Fatty Trump has his eyes on the NHS” fake news so as to discredit the absolutely bloody hopeless tory idiots in the upcoming election. Only noting this because it keeps popping up in my fake news feeds courtesy of Windoze 10 and my phone.

    The entire concept is so preposterous as to be beyond parody. Why the f*ck would Fatty Trump be even remotely interested in chaining himself to a malodorous murderous tar baby like the NHS?

    Is there no new low those despicable deadshits* won’t stoop to?

    *The BCLM, not the stupid frigging tories.

  217. mh

    so, you’re saying she would fit right in as an Australian party politician then.

    No, no, no. She’s still better than that.

  218. miltonf

    Looks like crazed homosexualist rage monster Reggie Dwight was completely in the wrong with his spittle and fecal flecked spaz attack at security in Perth.

    Oh? What happened? So sick of these tired old has beens. Great pal of the Windsors too. Says a lot.

  219. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    paywalled chicoms abusing lawfare
    Huawei Bolsters Public-Relations Blitz With Legal Action
    Chinese tech giant pursues legal campaigns against array of overseas critics large and small

  220. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    They didn’t do it right.
    This time they will.

    By running Biden as their presidential candidate.

    Massive fail.

    Again.

  221. Overburdened

    Zippy

    The plan that has been in train for the last 40 odd years is now nearly at its completion.

    Technological innovation has helped advance the process.

    It’s what’s next that is important.

  222. Hazmatic

    The claim:

    I served in 5 Pl B Coy 7RAR in SVN in 1970. On arrival in country my section consisted of a bloke from Adelaide, a bloke Sri Lankan, a West Indian, 2 Murris, a pommy, and bloke of Polish heritage. The rest of us were Australian born. None of us gave a stuff about religion or race. What mattered was how we covered each other’s backsides. That was not PC – that was the real world.

    The Reality.
    5 Section On arrival in country Name and Place of Birth:
    Section Commander Cpl Dave Cruse – Adelaide.
    L/Cpl Gavin Rodie – Sri Lanka
    Pte Bruce Ravenscroft – Lismore
    Pte Charlie Tilmouth – Alice Springs (Aboriginal volunteer for NS)
    Pte John Turner – Bairnsdale
    Pte JJ Smith – Cottlesloe
    Pte Denis Gates – Jarradale

    And one compulsive liar from Toowoomba…

  223. Arky

    And in that not too distant future the banks will hold all your money. They will charge you a fee for “looking after it” – even though you have no choice in the matter, and they will charge you another fee for spending (withdrawing) it.

    ..
    First they stamped their faces on coins made of precious metals.
    Then they started lying about how much precious was in the metal.
    Then they just stored all the precious metals in a vault and gave you a note promising you some.
    Now they don’t even want to bother with the promisory note anymore.
    We are just pets. We don’t actually own anything.

  224. Snoopy

    Looks like crazed homosexualist rage monster Boomer Reggie Dwight was completely in the wrong with his spittle and fecal flecked spaz attack at security in Perth.

    Fixed your oversight, IT.

  225. cohenite

    Trump doesn’t lie, he couldn’t be bothered; and with the left you don’t have to lie because whatever shit things you say they’re doing they’re doing worse.

  226. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘On arrival in country my section consisted of a Sri Lankan, a West Indian, 2 Murris, a pommy, and bloke of Polish heritage. The rest of us were Australian born.’

    Yup. This would be the multi-culti Justice League of a rifle section that gets dragged out when Liability Bob actually wants to say ‘I’m not racist but…’

    Note the cheeky little qualifiers as well.

    ‘On arrival in country’ means when we got off the boat, not when we actually arrived at the big staging bases, not when the battalion was shaken out for ops and certainly not four months afterward when Old Yeller was removed, left his ‘mates’ in the lurch and swanned off to base where he enjoyed it much more due to lack of nasties.

    ‘2 Murris’ which is the Queensland term, and noted for everyone whether they wanted to be identified as such or not.

    Given that the Sri Lankan and West Indian were named as such outright, the only conclusion left to draw is the poor bloke ‘of Polish heritage’ was actually born in Australia but had Polish ethnicity. Probably the section killer too, as they’re mad bastards.

    If the Polish bloke was actually Polish either Old Yeller would have said as much, or he’s an even worse writer than his shit self-published book sales demonstrate. Without ‘of Polish descent’ we have:

    A Sri Lankan, a West Indian, a Pom who if he followed the trend emigrated to Australia years before the conflict and the rest were Australians. At the absolute best, three out of at least nine.

    It sounded so much better when Liability Bob said it.

  227. 1735099

    Hazmatic
    #3252077, posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
    The reason I ask is that I know this is completely untrue.

    You know nothing, and get both the small and large details wrong.
    You can’t spell *Snoopy’s name.
    But then, you claimed Gibbo was a Nasho, so you’re at least consistent with detail.

    I tried to locate Brian De-Fretis (sic) in it and couldn’t?

    It’s DEFREITAS, Brian Michael Peter

    I served in 5 Pl B Coy 7RAR in SVN in 1970. On arrival in country my section consisted of a Sri Lankan, a West Indian, 2 Murris, a pommy, and bloke of Polish heritage. The rest of us were Australian born. None of us gave a stuff about religion or race.

    This is correct.
    On arrival in country, I was in Snoopy’s section, although I honestly can’t remember whether it was numbered as 6 section or 5 section. Ravenscroft has that specific piece of information wrong, but then he misspelled my name as well.

    What mattered was how we covered each other’s backsides. n (sic)consisted of a Sri Lankan, a West Indian, 2 Murris, a pommy, and bloke of Polish heritage. The rest of us were Australian born. None of us gave a stuff about religion or race. What mattered was how we covered each other’s backsides.

    That is also true. It may not fit the Catallaxy orthodoxy, but there you go. By the time I was posted to Q platoon, we were down to 1 Murri, as Charlie Tilmouth had been RTA’d after he was wounded on 22nd April.

    And this:

    1735099
    @mk50
    You must have been a sailor once. The last time I was subjected to such sanctimonious claptrap was from a matelot who’d been caught nicking our gear on the “Sydney”. He also indulged in paralysis by analysis in an attempt to distract from the matter at hand.
    At least he wasn’t obviously dismissive and paternalistic in his attitude to those of a different race – which was fortunate, as my section commander was West Indian.

    Also true.
    It’s flattering, the way in which you hang on my every word in order to find something/anything you can use as a smear. You’re a thoroughly malicious piece of work.

    Is there any aspect of your service in Vietnam you don’t lie about?

    I shouldn’t worry about President Trump too much. Mote – Beam and all that…

    Well, we’ve seen where that has gone.
    You and Struth are a match made in heaven.

    *Brian Defreitas’ nickname when I knew him – a good man.

  228. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s what’s next that is important.

    a paranoid CCP trying to hang on to power at any price faced with US decoupling is going to be a dangerous beast indeed. since every US official is going to great pains to point out that regime change is not the US agenda one can only presume that it is. logic would suggest that it must be.

  229. JC

    Trump doesn’t lie, he couldn’t be bothered;

    Of course he lies and exaggerates. Supporters don’t hold it against him though as he tends to lie on little things. He’s the biggest bullshitter in America.

    You are an idiot, Cronkers.

  230. JC

    The funniest thing about the Trumpster is that he knows we know he’s bullshitting and he knows his supporters will find it funny.

  231. mh

    Donald J. Trump Retweeted

    The Royal Family
    @RoyalFamily
    ·
    13h
    📷An official photograph of
    Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, NATO Secretary General and
    Heads of State and Government from countries who form the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

    https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1201957491665514499?s=20

  232. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah, well Hazmatic did it better. With his fancy shmancy facts and stuff.

  233. Arky

    saying he doesn’t know Prince Andrew.

    ..
    If Trump says he doesn’t know Prince Andrew, then he doesn’t know Prince Andrew.
    Do you know Prince Andrew? You know OF him, the same as Trump knows OF him.
    Do you know how many heads of state alone Trump has met? Does he know them all? Is he responsible for the actions of all of them and their families and hangers on?
    Really stupid attempt to smear by association.
    Really dumb shit.
    Now fuck off and go somewhere people don’t despise your shtick.

  234. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Canada should swap Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou for two Canadians detained in China in a “prisoner exchange,” says former Liberal deputy prime minister John Manley, who is a director of a Canadian telecommunications company that uses equipment from the Chinese multinational.

  235. Snoopy

    No doubt Defraitas was the Pole? Portugal? Poland? Who gives a shit?

  236. Arky

    a paranoid CCP trying to hang on to power at any price faced with US decoupling

    ..
    China probably want to decouple.
    They already have everything out of the US they wanted, and are building the world’s 5G network.
    They have 1.4 billion domestic consumers and much of the rest of the world too.

  237. Snoopy

    If Trump says he doesn’t know Prince Andrew, he never dated him. That’s the issue here isn’t it?

  238. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh, okay.

    Do mean to say, Liability Bob that you can’t remember what fucking rifle section you were in, and yet can somehow dig out crystal clear specifics about the bombing of another country than the one you were in at time?

    Every single infanteer knew what sections they were in throughout their entire careers except you.

    Sounds legit, lawnmower boy.

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