Wednesday Forum: March 4, 2020

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  1. twostix

    The couple:
    https://imgur.com/k6fGFyg

    They look like serial killers.

    The left’s militant base in all its glory.

    The fallen children of the professional middle class.

  2. calli

    And I enjoyed the “anarchy”/“archaic” slip.

    In other news, I’m watching a rather hot kooka who’s discovered the air-con fan. It’s sitting Monroe style allowing the air to blow up and fluff its feathers.

  3. lotocoti

    Arm up, buttercups;!

    Get proper tooled.
    Get a microwave.

  4. Tailgunner

    Thanks guys, keep watching/sharing and giving feedback.
    This stuff is all totally random. No idea when a new clip will happen? Could be 5 minutes from now, or 5 weeks?
    It’ll always be subscriber worthy content though.
    How about a GoPro view of a Generation Identitaire-style agitprop mission?
    That’d be sik

  5. Some History

    And I enjoyed the “anarchy”/“archaic” slip.

    I thought he said “Antarctic”. 🙂

  6. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Tails: “I’m upset with immigrants, but I have a cunning plan to rectify that”.
    Hipster: “What, like Germany in the 40s, man?”.

  7. Tailgunner

    That beardy sonk is “anfita”, Gunner?

    I hope he is just a crazy lone wolf like me. But these fkrs don’t roll like we do….
    They’re organised AF.
    Could be lurking watching this develop.
    I’ll keep the details to known facts.
    Especially about my campsite.

  8. Tailgunner

    I thought he said “Antarctic”. 🙂
    Watching again, I think that’s correct.
    Lol! Professionalism!
    No spliffs before work!
    🤣🤣

  9. Old School Conservative

    Well done TG.

  10. Megan

    Gunner! His discomfit was oozing all over the table! Fantastic effort.

  11. Tom

    But then my journalism degree kicked in and I saw that the interview was worth not schwackibg him into a heap.

    Kidding, right, Gunner?

  12. Gunner! His discomfit was oozing all over the table! Fantastic effort.

    +1
    If he wasn’t such a scrawny old misfit he’d have been liable to asked outside for what he’d said.
    & he knew it.

  13. mh

    Tailgunner, I’m not sure the ‘alt right’ is that enamoured with Trump. Definitely not the same camp. Maybe the next time an academic wants to discuss it just point out that you support both MAGA and Alt Right, but they are not necessarily the same.

  14. Tailgunner

    I was 80% ready to schwack him about 30 seconds before I started filming.
    It’s Friday arvo, having a very quiet knockoff beer and talkin to y’all here….and suddenly I have to deck a communist?
    Fkn hell, talk about acceleration!
    😎

  15. Megan

    And I laughed like a drain at the 300000 hot sheilas in your proposed mass immigration program. He would not have a clue what to with one of them if she fell on his hipster bearded head. 🤣

  16. Tailgunner

    The AltRight is the future.
    No more bowtie bullshit
    Fight, you bastards!
    March or Die

  17. Mark from Melbourne

    Compared to my old stonemasons and steel fixers then.

    Fact Check : Plausible.

  18. Tailgunner

    300000 hot sheilas

    Yeah, the stumpings were pretty funny.
    You can see the Marxist NPC malfunctioning in real time.
    Lol

  19. Infidel Tiger

    If Melbourne was a person, Gunner just had a beer with him.

  20. OldOzzie

    Rated recovery points explained

    To handle the incredible forces and loads of either a winch or snatch recovery you’ll need rated recovery points, but not all are made equally, and it’s very important to know the difference.

  21. Dave in Marybrook

    Gunner- you sound young.
    Oh, If only I were still yoof enough to hang around a pub on the Friday arvo session and stir up the cool kids…
    You missed the chance to ask him what op shop his jacket came from. It’s a great make-or-break line- dare he admit it’s off the hook from DJs?

  22. OldOzzie

    Everything you need to know about diff regearing

    In this guide, we’ll look at the side effects of changing to bigger tyres and how to bring everything back into spec with diff regearing.

  23. Cardimona

    I just bought bigger tyres and for the first time in its life the trucks speedo has a similar reading to the GPS.

  24. OldOzzie

    Cardimona
    #3345329, posted on March 6, 2020 at 5:10 pm
    I just bought bigger tyres and for the first time in its life the trucks speedo has a similar reading to the GPS.

    Yep same with me

  25. zyconoclast

    Who knew that the Home Affairs/Immigration department are shills for private immigration agents?

    I called today and was told that because they assess the applications it would be a conflict of interest to advise on the correct visa.

    It was my job to find and submit a visa application with payment.
    If it is the wrong one they still won’t tell the right one I should have used.
    It is like visa roulette.

    When I said my taxes pay for them, why should I have to pay an agent.

    I call the local federal MP office and they give me the same run around.

  26. Cardimona

    Well, since nothing much is happening here I’ll post a letter I sent this morning…

    The Editor
    The Townsville Bulletin

    “Dump the panic buy” (TB, 6/3), really? Are you sure that’s good advice? Townsville is near the end of some very long supply chains.

    Australia doesn’t have the 90 days of fuel storage that international agreements require; we have about 22 days’ worth. What happens to supermarket stocks if fuel for trucks is unavailable?

    It’s deeply ironic that so many of our leaders who are absolutely freaked out about the possibility it may be a degree or two warmer in 80 years’ time are advocating calm now.

    Carbon dioxide offers no threat or risk to our climate outside of faulty computer models but the “novel” coronavirus is actually killing people. Right now. In Australia.

    Covid-19 has the medical community baffled, as highlighted in “Mutation fear brings new dangers” (TB, 6/3).

    The reported double-hit of the virus might be explained by the mutation into two strains, but we really don’t know. This is a case where the “precautionary principle” is valid.

    So are we seeing our CO2phobic leadership applying the precautionary principle to keep us safe from a virulent and puzzling disease? No, they’re urging calm.

    How can they get everything so backwards? Wouldn’t we have been better off being calm about “climate change” and keeping our energy prices down and our manufacturing industries local?

    Most of the world’s pharmaceuticals come from China and India, so what happens to us if they find they need to put their whole output to domestic use?

    Here’s what our leaders need to do.

    Instruct our university hospitals to get started on finding the quickest and easiest chemical processes for drug manufacture.

    Offer special zero-tax, overnight-approval status for manufacturers to re-establish our industries locally.

    Exit the Paris Climate Accord and reset the price of Renewable Energy Certificates and the like to one cent each to allow coal to return cheap, reliable energy to the market.

    Slash red and green tape, reduce taxation (especially PAYE), cut middle-class welfare, and thin the public service herd.

    Do any of our politicians or bureaucrats in Canberra or Brisbane ever actually put Australia and Australians first?

    (346 words)

  27. OldOzzie

    Why small nuclear reactors could be NSW’s energy – and emissions – solution

    A solution is in front of us. With innovation and technological advancements, nuclear power in small modular reactors (SMRs) is tomorrow’s solution for today’s problem.

    Last year, I attended and spoke at a global seminar in the US on the next generation of nuclear energy systems – SMRs. They are not the reactors that your grandparents grew up with, nor Mr Burns’ nuclear power plant from The Simpsons. It’s not Chernobyl or Fukushima.

    They are smaller in size than conventional reactors and can be placed in remote areas (unlike old reactors that need to be near large water catchments) and can be buried to withstand almost any physical or natural disaster.

    And we are not as far away from this reality as many think. Rolls-Royce is currently leading a consortium to build SMRs and install them in former nuclear sites in the United Kingdom. The company plans to build between 10 and 15 of these stations by 2029.

    The compact nature of SMRs means they need close to only 5 per cent of the nuclear fuel required for large conventional reactors.

    They can be mass-produced in an off-site factory, shipped to locations, and then assembled. Given their size and efficiency, their waste is minimal. (Advances in technology continue to address the waste issue.) And they are affordable to build as they don’t require the up-front costs and decade-long development times of current reactors.

    So why – with the growing outcry on climate change, net-zero emissions, and the need to move away from coal – are the very same people dismissing nuclear energy? Why the fear and misinformation campaign?

  28. Eyrie

    “Who knew that the Home Affairs/Immigration department are shills for private immigration agents?”

    Of course. After they retire they become private immigration agents. Same for the customs people, they become customs agents. CASA people write the CASA required manuals for money that people who want flying schools, charter businesses etc need.

    We’ve got corruption down to a fine art in Australia.

  29. Tom

    But then my journalism degree kicked in and I saw that the interview was worth not schwackibg him into a heap.

    Gunner, when I asked whether you were kidding, I meant about having a journalism degree.

  30. Cardimona

    Rafe might have some volunteer work for a Cat with a journalism degree.

  31. Tailgunner

    Well, Tom, my records are sealed, natch, but I can tell you that I was accepted into the illustrious Deakin University GTown Journalism course, BITD.
    Lived, on the bones of my ass, OG in 92.
    Terrible economic times for a young& inexperienced Gunner away from hearth&home.
    Could walk to a wave, but the beach/reef there was weird and it was a generally terrible break. Got it “good” maybe half a dozen times in 8 months?
    Tried hitching to 13th, as per Tracks advice, but yeah nah nah nah, no rides.
    10km walking with a board? Nope

  32. Farmer Gez

    Funny thing Gunner but after your political pub discussion I scroll down the YouTube suggestions on the page and one is Ripping Yarns: Roger of the Raj.

    All about class barriers and socialist revolution. Great fun but almost spooky that it’s a suggestion after your vid.

  33. thefrollickingmole

    Dave in Marybrook

    As long as my job holds out, last of the residential mining towns…

  34. zyconoclast

    Super-rich to ‘live forever by implanting brains in human-like robots’

    Dr Pearson believes that by the 2050s, we will have achieved what he calls “electronic immortality”.

  35. johanna

    Popped in to the mall this arvo and sure enough, the Canberra locusts had evidently descended on Queanbeyan’s toilet paper supplies. A bloke was standing in front of the empty shelves shaking his head, and said to me ‘Crazy’ while making the ear-twirling finger gesture. I agreed, and he said – ‘after all, there’s always the hose’ and grinned.

    Funny thing is, there were plenty of other paper products, plenty of disinfectant, a bit of a rush on baked beans and canned soup, but still some left. Big bags of rice all gone, though.

    Strange times we live in.

  36. Tailgunner

    I trained it from Nunawading station for about half a year.
    3hour trip. For a 3 hour class.
    Lol.
    My second year was without merit. I was working in the surf shop and saving for Western Samoa/Fiji.
    And a working Age woman journalist(lol! but she was legit) who was my tutor for six months, belled the cat re:FakeNews.
    92.
    Trump knew it then too.

  37. Delta A

    Big week for Granddaughter #1.

    Turned 18 on Saturday; celebrated with family at the hotel where she’s worked after school for three years. The owners shunted her into adulthood with complimentary cocktail, followed by tequila shots.

    Next day she started Uni – education course, teaching secondary history and English. Tomorrow is her BIG party: oldies, family friends and family for lunch, followed by friends’ rage which will rock into the early hours of tomorrow.

    Naughty daughter posted on FB, “If anyone needs to crap at the party, please bring own bog roll.”

    Naughtier nephew replied, “In this economic climate, I can’t afford to be a party pooper.”

  38. Arky

    Strange times we live in.

    ..
    Historically, the last century of plenty are the strange times.

  39. Chris

    Big bags of rice all gone, though.

    Bugger! What will I run my Honda on??!

  40. Tailgunner

    followed by tequila shots.

    Good girl. Just remind her, Always Anejo.

  41. Tel

    Popped in to the mall this arvo and sure enough, the Canberra locusts had evidently descended on Queanbeyan’s toilet paper supplies.

    Told you that you were living in the Canberra Bubble … you can’t see it while looking out from the inside you know.

    It’s very similar to “White Privilege” which of course cannot ever be seen by any white person. I have to go the full Trudeau before I can catch a glimpse of mine.

  42. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Unanimous condemnation of SHY’s support of a wife beater.
    Green hypocrisy exposed for all to see.
    /Stuff happens

  43. Tel

    Dr Pearson believes that by the 2050s, we will have achieved what he calls “electronic immortality”.

    I so hope that the Bill Gates robot is running on Windows.

    With that bloody paper clip installed, permanently.

    Don’t call me a bastard … sometimes the universe itself demands justice.

  44. Tel

    It’s deeply ironic that so many of our leaders who are absolutely freaked out about the possibility it may be a degree or two warmer in 80 years’ time are advocating calm now.

    I spotted a typo … you wanted to say “deeply moronic” right?

  45. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Unanimous condemnation of SHY’s support of a wife beater.

    Including panellist, Lucy Trumble.

  46. Chris

    Teh Dumb:

    FMD. I go to lengths to NOT be subjected to the hectoring FIGJAM voices on that channel.

  47. JMH

    I think any Australian intending to take a cruise from now to at least the end of June is courting disaster. Absolutely stupid. No intelligent, clear thinking person would entertain such folly under current coronavirus circumstances. How does one check whether cruise bookings have crashed lately? Are the ship owners serious about departing Australian ports with half or a quarter passenger compliment? If so, how’s their bottom line faring? What’s the go? Are these cruise germ incubators fully booked, half booked, or cancelled because of COVID 19?

  48. calli

    I’m intrigued by Ricegate. It would have to be the one of the most empty of foods nutritionally. I get the plunder of beans, lentils and peas.

    I have a bag of soup mix. Perhaps I’d better get some dried beans.

    And to think we aren’t a particularly musical family. 😁

  49. mizaris

    Bayswater WA – no hand soap, no sanitiser, no baby wipes, no flour, no sugar, no eggs, no rice, no infant formula, no panadol, no aspirin, few nurofen, no baked beans so no bumwipe.

  50. miltonf

    You’re one hell of guy Tailgunner.

  51. calli

    How long do these halfwits think eggs will keep?

  52. Arky

    How long do these halfwits think eggs will keep?

    ..
    Custard powder.
    Essentially the same thing, but keeps for years.

  53. Arky

    My iron rations, the last thing we will eat if the zombie plague lasts too long, is a dozen packets of aeroplane jelly and two packets of custard powder.

  54. calli

    Do not trifle with us x Arky.

    This is serious!

  55. miltonf

    There are plenty of reasons Elizabeth Warren will never be president, and most of them have to do with the fact she’s an unappealing person. Warren’s not terribly bright, blatantly dishonest, scoldy and school-marmish, a flaming phony, and has less charisma than a bowl of bran. Made me laugh (from Breitbart)

  56. calli

    Time to turf out the orchids – rotten freeloaders. I’ll convert the bush house into a chook pen.

  57. Arky

    Trifle.
    Yum.
    I like the way you think calli.
    I also have canned cream, so that’s a possibility.
    Just have to keep a packet of biscuits too.
    You are a bloody genius.

  58. bespoke

    Good job Delta, Runs in the family.

  59. calli

    And apricots. Or peaches.

    Quick! Off to the shops! Stock up on tinned peaches.

  60. Arky

    I have a dozen tins of apricots.
    All set.

  61. egg_

    Men of Straya:

    If a woman is e.g. walking a dog along the street (on her own?) and you (solo?) are approaching her from the opposite direction, please consider crossing the street, ’cause she might feel afraid, DV ‘n’ all.
    Idiot comment left unchallenged by the panel.

    /Beyond parody

  62. Chris

    Quick! Off to the shops! Stock up on tinned peaches.

    Tinned stuff is very, very cheap meals.
    Makes passable ammunition in case you get attacked with a microwave, too.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    Bayswater WA – no hand soap, no sanitiser, no baby wipes, no flour, no sugar, no eggs, no rice, no infant formula, no panadol, no aspirin, few nurofen, no baked beans so no bumwipe.

    The madness of crowds.

  64. Chris

    , please consider crossing the street,

    Who am I to assume her/xer gender? S/thex might identify as an ABC-employed upper middle-class rent-seeking harridan, or a young and naive red-headed trans sex-worker!

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Another great letter, Cardimona.

    The good citizens of Townsville are not getting off lightly; shame about the rest of Australia.
    Your letters should be required discussion at schools and universities across the Nation.
    And at all BBQ’s and Bars.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Ryan Bourne
    @MrRBourne
    Coronavirus ‘like a combination of SARS and AIDS’ say Chinese doctors https://news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/chinese-doctors-say-coronavirus-like-a-combination-of-sars-and-aids-can-cause-irreversible-lung-damage/news-story/f58f19c5eeae99b845c54e2d2b9305ca#.0cdwy via
    @newscomauHQ
    << this seems bad.

    The lung damage is what worries me.

    I reckon this is a Chicom tuberculosis bomb.

  67. Infidel Tiger

    Tom Piper must be doing a roaring trade.

  68. JMH

    I’ve got laying chooks – but I won’t be sharing them!

  69. egg_

    Men of Straya:

    If a woman is e.g. walking a dog along the street (on her own?) and you (solo?) are approaching her from the opposite direction, please consider crossing the street, ’cause she might feel afraid, DV ‘n’ all.

    Panellist, Nicole Lee, “disability advocate”*.

    *Full retard?

  70. Cardimona

    Thanks Lizzie

    <(-:

  71. Arky

    I’ve got laying chooks – but I won’t be sharing them!

    ..
    C’mon.
    Give us a go.
    I’ll lend you this sheep.

  72. egg_

    Who am I to assume her/xer gender? S/thex might identify as an ABC-employed upper middle-class rent-seeking harridan, or a young and naive red-headed trans sex-worker!

    They should be thankful it’s not an NRL player, who might want to hump their dog!

  73. Top Ender

    Absolute rip-off!

    $475 to replace the keyboard on a Macbook Air!

    $350 for the “Topcase (inc keyboard)” whatever that means, and $125 labour.

    Two quotes so far with one $25 cheaper.

  74. thefrollickingmole

    Dr Pearson believes that by the 2050s, we will have achieved what he calls “electronic immortality”.

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine Madonna releasing an album every year – forever.

    *George Orwell

    *he would have changed it to this if hed lived through the caterwauling harlots efforts, so it contains elements of truth.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Dr Pearson believes that by the 2050s, we will have achieved what he calls “electronic immortality”.

    Seeing we are supposed to emit no CO2 by then, and grid electricity will be pretty much impossible, electronic immortality may only last until the next blackout.

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tinned stuff is very, very cheap meals.

    It is. And some of them can be quite tasty and nutritious, although nutritionists grumble about the fat and salt in them (so, you’re worried in a time of epidemics when you’re feeling crook and simply seek to fuel the frame?) and greenies grumble about the terrible dreadful unnaturalness and climatic disaster that they represent. Their main value is that they keep for years and require no special storage facilities. They are also very easy to open these days via the ring-pull most have (but do keep a tin opener beside the stockpile) and you don’t have to do anything but heat and eat them. A dream for those who hate cooking (mentioning no names). Even the heating part is optional if you are stuck for a stove. Also, no washing up if you eat out of the can (in extremis this can be done, as cans can be converted into utensils then tossed).

    Look, I’ve almost talked myself into opening a tin or two for us tonight. But I won’t ‘cos Hairy would object. Picked up some ready-made Chicken Kiev at the chicken shop after a hard session this morning of power kick-boxing followed by an enthusiastic dance class and coffee and hilarity with my friends. Came home, had a little post-prandial nap after lunch mit Hairy, and now looking at a suitcase, calmly assessing needs and carrying on. Not carrying on in the British way my Sainted Mother used to complain about – stop carrying on, Lizzie, put that book down and milk the cow – but carrying on in the keeping calm manner of judicious assessment; how to fit in another can of Glen 2o? 🙂

  77. JMH

    C’mon.
    Give us a go.
    I’ll lend you this sheep.

    I would need to know said sheep is more superior in quality than the 300 odd I spy across the boundary fence, Arky. Photos please before negotiations commence!

  78. egg_

    panellist, Lucy Trumble.

    Talk about old iron drawers.
    I’ll bet she wears a strap-on, whilst Mal wears a gimp outfit.

  79. Top Ender

    Interesting:

    BHP Coal was wrong to sack a male employee for telling a sexually explicit “vulgar and graphic” joke to two female colleagues who found the comment offensive, the Fair Work Commission has found.

    Travelling in a work car together at BHP’s Peak Downs Mine in Queensland in 2018, one of the women said she had a headache, when the man responded: “If my old girl has a headache, I crush up Panadol and rub it on my old fella and tell her she can either have it orally or anally.”

    Following a complaint to management by one of the women — a coal mining supervisor who said the comment was disgusting, rude and “totally sick” — BHP launched an investigation before dismissing the male worker.

    Commissioner Jennifer Hunt ultimately upheld the dismissal, finding the man falsely claimed he made the joke in response to “sexualised talk” by the two women. She said the purported “slur” against the women was “most foul” and his false assertions were a valid reason for his sacking.

    But, in a 91-page judgment, Commissioner Hunt found the reasons given by BHP for the dismissal — the telling of the “joke” and the man’s conduct during a later meeting with management — were not valid for the dismissal.

    She said while the joke was crude, vulgar, and might easily offend others, there were “many people who would find the joke amusing, even if those persons were to admit that it ‘crossed the line’ and might be considered too much for a joke within the workplace”.

    In light of the findings of the national inquiry into sexual harassment at work, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the commission ruling was “a very interesting decision for employers”.

    “How many jokes does it take before employers can take action,” the chamber’s director of workplace relations Scott Barklamb said.

    “What if, for example, the joke made to another employee is a “rape joke” – the FWC has effectively said in such an instance we would be left completely unable to take any action to dismiss an employee for such an instance of sexual harassment.”

    Commissioner Hunt said the male worker used his female colleague’s reference to a headache “in a non-sexualised way” as a segue to make his joke.

    “Many people have told a crude joke in the workplace, and I do not consider it appropriate that it should necessarily result in a loss of employment, even if it is in breach of a company’s workplace policies, code of conduct or charter values,” she said.

    “A one-off joke should be appropriately dealt with, and appropriate warnings implemented. Termination for a single offence is, in these circumstances, far too harsh a punishment.”

    While being questioned by management over the incident, the man repeated the comment and this was one of the reasons given by BHP for his dismissal. Maintaining the joke was funny, and looking to his bosses for validation, the man told them the best way to tell the joke was to use a “croaky or creepy voice, and then a doctor’s voice towards the end — he then demonstrated it”.

    But Commissioner Hunt criticised BHP, saying it was quite extraordinary investigators would take such offence at his repetition of the joke and she found their offence was overstated.

    During the hearing, Commissioner Hunt had questioned the female supervisor about her attitude to “sexual talk” and swearing in the workplace.

    The woman said she would be “absolutely” offended by any “sexual talk” at work and she did not tolerate swearing at the mine. While “bloody” and “sh-t” was tolerable, she would “pull people up if they used the “f-word” or “c-word”.

    Commissioner Hunt said the woman’s tolerance for workplace behaviour of others was “on the evidence before me, prudish”.

    But she said the man’s claim that his joke had been prompted by the two women discussing “rooting” and withholding sex from their husbands was an “extraordinary slur” against them.

    She said the joke was crude, “particularly vulgar and graphic, and may easily offend others.

    “It would not, however, offend everybody,” she said. “There are many people who would find the joke amusing, even if those persons were to admit that it ‘crossed the line’ and might be considered too much for a joke within the workplace.”

    Commissioner Hunt said there had been an improved culture in modern workplaces as to what was tolerated and what was not.

    “Compared to recent decades, there are far less slaps on the bottom, suggestive leering, unsafe initiations on apprentices and other new workers, and the removal of provocative posters,” she said.

    While these are positive steps, “there will, however, in most workplaces, remain the right to have a sense of humour”.

    “A workplace devoid of some humour and the occasional joke is, I consider, to be a very sad, dull and oppressive workplace,” she said. “For many employees spending approximately 38 hours per week at work, lighthearted bantering and the occasional joke will make their workplace, and for those within it, a better, more productive and fulfilling workplace.

    “I do not consider, in most circumstances, that an employee should lose their job on account of the telling of a single joke …. a senior manager may well tell a raucous, arguably offensive joke. Should that senior manager lose their job on account that somebody considered it to be offensive? That is not a proposition I would support, and if that proposition was adopted, there would be many, many employees in the workplace dismissed on account of mildly or even strongly offensive joke-telling, even if a first offence.”

    She said there was some tolerance in modern workplaces for joke-telling and to some degree, larrikinism. “In my view, it would be sad to completely lose Australian larrikinism, including in the workplace, so long as it does not seriously adversely affect others,” she said. “To remove larrikinism would mean workplaces would be devoid of nicknames, which are often given on account of a person’s attributes or perceived attribute, and where the nickname is welcomed by the person so named.”

    Entire article from the Oz – no comments allowed, which is interesting

  80. Confused Old Misfit

    I’ve got laying chooks – but I won’t be sharing them!

    Have you a rooster as well?

  81. Cardimona

    Gleeso on Sky on Win (Qld) talking with two guests about how “unfair” the Qld professional firefighter fitness test is.
    When I did it I was a very fit lad, training for my black belt.
    It was hard!
    A couple of times I didn’t think I’d be able to finish it.
    The handful of wymmynses that got through in that era did NOT do the same test as the blokes.
    They had physical assistance and they had much lower hose pressure and flow in the drag-and-hold section.
    None of the female fireys I met could’ve carried me down a ladder if I was in full PPE plus BA.
    But I could them – easily.
    The sexes are not the same, ffs…
    This while everyone else gets to watch Bolta – I may have to subscribe to Foxtel.

  82. egg_

    if China imposes restrictions on pharmaceutical exports, US will be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus”

    Worthy of the DPRK, the mouse that roared.

  83. Rockdoctor

    Cairns Post beating the drums for another run on supermarkets… Not even the BOM overly interested yet… Joint Typhoon Warning Centre & Co-operative Institute Meteorological Satellite Studies not even on the radar whom I trust more.

    3 Day Cyclone outlook

    There are no significant lows in the region and none are expected to develop during the next three days. From late Sunday or early next week, a monsoon trough is expected to develop near the north coast of the Top End and across the Gulf of Carpentaria. A tropical low may develop in the vicinity of the Gulf of Carpentaria early or mid next week.

  84. thefrollickingmole

    Im stuck as mediator/support person for a harassment/bullying thing thats going to end in tears before bedtime.
    The actual incident happened while I was away.

    Bloke complained about was summarily dismissed almost within the hour, however the complainant pretty well bypassed everyone on site and went to head office to lob their complaint. (and if it was true it was sustained, and quite foul, bringing the blokes family into it)
    So no investigation, no reply just instant dismissal for one, and a person who will probably never return to work who Im supposed to assist.

    And Im getting to deal with it.
    Wonderful.

  85. JMH

    Have you a rooster as well?

    Nope. The hens have ruled males out. Girl power. Surely you understand!

  86. egg_

    “What if, for example, the joke made to another employee is a “rape joke” – the FWC has effectively said in such an instance we would be left completely unable to take any action to dismiss an employee for such an instance of sexual harassment.”

    Isn’t “harassment” a repeated offence, by definition?

  87. Rockdoctor

    The woman said she would be “absolutely” offended by any “sexual talk” at work and she did not tolerate swearing at the mine. While “bloody” and “sh-t” was tolerable, she would “pull people up if they used the “f-word” or “c-word”.

    Sorry however crude or vulgar the worker was and probably foolishly fishing for/deserving of the rise given the full article. IMO this woman on the above paragraph alone has no place on a mine site. Have had the acquaintance of a few out at Goonyella that would send her white. If the foul or crass word offends then she wouldn’t want to go near the exploration crews especially the drillers or even us older rougher Geo’s.

  88. Zatara

    NT News, a Darwin-based newspaper, said in a tweet Thursday with a video showing a special eight-page insert that can be cut into toilet paper.

    The front page said: “Run out of loo paper? The NT News cares. That’s why we’ve printed an eight-page special liftout inside, complete with handy cut lines, for you to use in an emergency. Get your limited edition one-ply toilet newspaper sheets.”

    The newspaper is known for its cheeky and hilarious headlines, however, its editor said this one was “certainly not a crappy edition.”

  89. Cardimona

    Nope. The hens have ruled males out. Girl power. Surely you understand!

    I accidentally shot the last rooster.
    Now we have hens ripping each others neck and tail feathers out – and one of them tries to crow in the mornings!

  90. calli

    No tinned tucker chez calli. Tonight we had a pre-famine meal of roast beef fillet, mushroom pepper sauce, roast veggies and greens.

    Washed down with a delicious Sons of Eden shiraz.

  91. egg_

    Now we have hens ripping each others neck and tail feathers out – and one of them tries to crow in the mornings!

    TheirABC?

  92. Cardimona

    Egg!
    Had to be you!

  93. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stock up on tinned peaches.

    Two bucks for a big tin in Coles. I bought five of them. Great with Weekbix or Muesli for brekkie.

  94. JMH

    Cardi, my hens have lived a nun’s existence for over two years. None of the problems you described have arisen. Mine are in a reasonably large (fox-proof) run.

  95. Cardimona

    …pepper sauce, …

    I read that as “prepper sauce”.
    Seemed appropriate.

  96. calli

    I lied. We obviously had bottled food.

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    its editor said this one was “certainly not a crappy edition.”

    The editor is doing a roaring trade entertaining the Brits with interviews on BBC TV and radio.

  98. Cardimona

    None of the problems you described have arisen.

    Ours are free-range.
    Insane FNQ chooks.
    Driven mad by the heat…?

  99. Cardimona

    Shhh!

    Outsiders are on – talking about gun laws…

  100. Zatara

    The big danger of coronavirus is that we panic ourselves into a greater crisis

    All this talk of hoarding is completely missing the point.

    It’s not (or shouldn’t be) about fear that there will be national shortages of TP.

    It’s about having enough provisions at home so you don’t have to risk getting contaminated by standing in a long line of sniffling, coughing, humanity in the middle of a virus outbreak just for a can of beans or a packet of fags.

    It’s time to start working on your anti-social side. Stay home, eat, drink, play video games, and be uncontaminated.

  101. Rockdoctor

    Isn’t “harassment” a repeated offence, by definition?

    Exactly Egg, a simple, “oi mate that’s not on, pull your head in & apologise”, would have done. Now if it was not first time occurring then yeah I agree the bloke should have gone a row.

    However the article doesn’t state that and probably would have resulted in a different result with the tribunal if it was a pattern.

    That said we don’t know if there were other work issues that contributed to the dismissal & that was the last straw. If so then they would have had to have known they were on shaky ground and hoping he would just go away.

    Bad gamble should have just settled before it got expensive. Mining industry is small, unlikely he will work on a major again if he is a tool.

  102. Jessie

    Herewith some models for Stephen Hagan’snext crusade against self-identifying fakes/imitations/counterfeits and a paper on the associated economic costs in this creative industry of art n culture…….. academia, lands, seas, rivers and employment opportunities.

    Genuine or Fake? – How to Spot Fake Fashion Items
    Source: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/genuine-fake-how-spot-fake-fashion-items.html

    The money’s in the fake: Profitability in the fashion knockoff industry
    This just goes to show that this industry is not restricted by the type of product, or the imminence of the brand involved, but functions only according to one thing — the bottom line
    Source: https://www.michigandaily.com/section/arts/money%E2%80%99s-fake-profitability-fashion-knockoff-industry

    OECD Trade in fake goods is now 3.3% of world trade and rising
    Source: https://www.oecd.org/newsroom/trade-in-fake-goods-is-now-33-of-world-trade-and-rising.htm

    Sothebys How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective
    Like criminals of every stripe, modern forgers have kept easy pace with the techniques that attempt to trap them. The mismatch between the purported age of a painting and the true age of its ingredients is the workhorse of Martin’s technique. So forgers have grown more rigorous in their harvesting of materials
    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jun/15/how-to-spot-a-perfect-fake-the-worlds-top-art-forgery-detective

  103. JMH

    Ours are free-range.
    Insane FNQ chooks.
    Driven mad by the heat…?

    The heat may make sense with regard to feather-picking if they gather closely together for extended lengths of time trying to keep cool. Fox problem here, hence gaol! I have lost a number of chooks in daylight strikes over the years. Not happening again!

  104. JMH

    It’s time to start working on your anti-social side. Stay home, eat, drink, play video games, and be uncontaminated.

    Exactly, Zatara. It’s not hard and works a treat come winter flu or summer flu here. Cleansing hands before getting into vehicle after shopping, handling money and, of course, supermarket filth. No Rhodes scholarship required! Double wash when arriving home.

  105. Roger

    Australia’s last full time aboriginal police tracker, Barry Port, has died in NTH QLD aged in his 7os.

    Thanks for your service, Barry.

  106. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Iraqi Thamer Ari is set to be deported, along with his wife and eight children, after he was jailed for staging crashes

    Please, Mr Dutton, more please

  107. Eyrie

    TE, anything Apple is a ripoff. It’s a cult.

  108. Eyrie

    Lizzie, you may as well have a dozen or so spoonfuls of sugar instead of Weetbix or muesli and peaches.

    No low carb there.

  109. Tel

    Tom Piper must be doing a roaring trade.

    Tinned soup from Aldi is surprisingly good tasting (after you have added salt because no one puts salt in food anymore) but I estimate not a lot of nutrients in there. Still for the price it will get you across the line, my rating is comfort food, better than going hungry.

    Griggs might have been a bit creepy but he was ahead of his time. Sock army we salute you.

  110. Roger

    There are plenty of reasons Elizabeth Warren will never be president, and most of them have to do with the fact she’s an unappealing person. Warren’s not terribly bright, blatantly dishonest, scoldy and school-marmish, a flaming phony, and has less charisma than a bowl of bran.

    All true.

    Yet she owned Mike Bloomberg in Las Vegas.

    And some people here still contend he was a contender.

  111. JMH

    Iraqi Thamer Ari is set to be deported, along with his wife and eight children, after he was jailed for staging crashes

    I am waiting for Saint Jacinda Bucky Beaver to lodge a complaint, publicly, lambasting Morrison for his abject cruelty to an Iraqi national.

  112. Arky

    It’s about having enough provisions at home so you don’t have to risk getting contaminated by standing in a long line of sniffling, coughing, humanity in the middle of a virus outbreak just for a can of beans or a packet of fags.

    It’s time to start working on your anti-social side. Stay home, eat, drink, play video games, and be uncontaminated.

    ..
    Exactly right.

  113. Chris

    It’s time to start working on your anti-social side. Stay home, eat, drink, play video games, and be uncontaminated.

    ..
    Exactly right.

    I notice there was no mention of doing Model A coachwork in that recommendation…

  114. miltonf

    Yes Liarwatha did well doing over the Tiny Tyrant.

  115. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Tailgunner
    #3345201, posted on March 6, 2020 at 3:40 pm
    I haven’t even watched the clip myself, totally raw, just happened.
    MAGA

    TG, good to see you’re a shining light, (even if it is an IKEA tea light) for MAGA in Viktoristan 👍

  116. Arky

    no mention of doing Model A coachwork in that recommendation…

    ..
    The Model A is on hold until after the share market bottoms.
    I am scraping up every cent to dive into some of the following:
    XOM
    SunCoke
    NIB
    Origin
    SYD
    Seagate
    Southern Co
    KO (Coke)
    FLIR
    Olin
    Occidental
    Woodside.

  117. egg_

    Yes Liarwatha did well doing over the Tiny Tyrant.

    Lefty cage fights are a thing to behold.

  118. Chris

    Shhh!

    Outsiders are on – talking about gun laws…

    So what did they say?

  119. Tel

    It’s not (or shouldn’t be) about fear that there will be national shortages of TP.

    Fear has nothing to do with it … fear means worrying about the unknown … there ARE national shortages and it didn’t take hardly anything to make that happen. This is a known. It’s done and dusted.

    The only unknown is how long it stays unavailable, and what else disappears in the meantime.

  120. Keith Forwheels

    Arky
    #3345471, posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Hasten slowly, may take a while to get where it’s going.

  121. Chris

    Fear has nothing to do with it … fear means worrying about the unknown … there ARE national shortages and it didn’t take hardly anything to make that happen. This is a known. It’s done and dusted.

    The only unknown is how long it stays unavailable, and what else disappears in the meantime.

    And it appears to back up general concern about the vulnerability of supply chains.
    I hate the thought of Perth going a week without trucks coming from the East – we will be reduced to eating backpackers.

  122. So what’s the picture look like if you take out the data from Iran and China?
    Anybody know?
    98,698 have contracted the WZV – I had bet on 100,000 by 8 – 9 am tomorrow.
    It looks like it will crack the barrier by midnight.
    Dunno if this will work, but I’ve removed the China/Total recovered and left only “other locations”.

  123. Damn.
    Didn’t work.
    Open the link above, then open the lower right hand graph.
    Deselect the “Mainland China” and ‘Recovered” buttons. You should have the “Other Locations” remain.
    Now that’s not a comforting graph.

  124. Iraqi Thamer Ari is set to be deported, along with his wife and eight children, after he was jailed for staging crashes

    Seeing the bastard got about $3 million, they’d better make sure they recover the loot before he goes.

  125. Ed Case

    Death rate in China in Hubei province is 3% outside Hubei much lower In Iran it is 10-25% everywhere else its fairly mild only the very old and sick have died.

  126. Tel

    I notice there was no mention of doing Model A coachwork in that recommendation…

    When the looters come through they are extremely unlikely to look in or around the Model A in search of anything valuable. That’s the ideal hiding spot.

  127. Fisky

    Morrison government plans for hundreds of thousands of coronavirus infections
    By Dana McCauley
    March 6, 2020 — 5.51pm
    Hundreds of thousands of Australians could be infected with the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 under the scenario the federal government is planning for, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison offering to share the estimated $1 billion health cost with the states.

    License this article
    CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
    SCOTT MORRISON
    CANBERRA
    PAUL KELLY
    GREG HUNT
    CHINA
    UK
    MOST VIEWED IN POLITICS

    Berejiklian government prepares to privatise WestConnex

    ‘Nothing I will ever do in life professionally will compare’: Lunch with Gladys Berejiklian

    ‘How big will the deficit be?’: Coronavirus stimulus package to wipe out surplus

  128. Arky

    You just dealt yourself out of your invite to the Model A drive.

  129. Bar Beach Swimmer

    A workplace devoid of some humour and the occasional joke is, I consider, to be a very sad, dull and oppressive workplace,” she said. “For many employees spending approximately 38 hours per week at work, lighthearted bantering and the occasional joke will make their workplace, and for those within it, a better, more productive and fulfilling workplace.

    What is this, a commissioner/(public servant?) with common sense.

  130. Arky

    Hasten slowly, may take a while to get where it’s going.

    ..
    We are at the end of the process of money going into safe stuff like utilities, and at the point where everything goes down for month after month.
    IMHO.
    But what the hell would I know?

  131. mh

    SEBASTIAN GORKA BLASTED AFTER ATTACKING INFOWARS

    Conservative gatekeeper tells caller Inforwars ‘part of the problem. They undermine the conservative right.’

    https://www.infowars.com/sebastian-gorka-blasted-after-attacking-infowars/

    Gorka is wrong of course, as no one considers Alex Jones’ Infowars as part of the conservative right.

  132. Flash forward to 2016. The election of outsider Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, not only stunned the media and the establishments of both political parties, it created a mortal threat to the real powers in Washington—the embedded bureaucracy, the regulators who wield more power than the average congressman, and, most importantly, to the Intelligence Community, spearheaded by the Central Intelligence Agency.

    …perhaps foremost among them why the vaunted CIA hasn’t managed to get a single thing right throughout its post-war existence—from Guatemala in 1954 to Iran in 1953 and 1979, to East Germany and the Soviet Union in 1989–1991. It’s a stunning and frankly intolerable record of failure that needs a fearless, and very public, airing.

  133. mh

    I note Infowars even spelt Infowars wrong in their title lol

    Good guys though.

  134. Mitch M.

    It’s time to start working on your anti-social side. Stay home, eat, drink, play video games, and be uncontaminated.

    No changes for me then.

  135. Old Lefty

    Another ABC leftist sermon.

    https://www.abc.net.au/religion/the-high-court-and-australias-constitutional-nomopoly/12027044

    All Anglo-Australians will now flagellate themselves on pain of compulsory euthanasia if they refuse.

  136. Robber Baron

    If the federal government wants to ensure it maintains it’s surplus, it should cut spending.

  137. Just won $75 in lotto.
    Think I’ll rush out and buy some dunny paper.

  138. Mitch M.

    Robber Baron
    #3345503, posted on March 6, 2020 at 9:35 pm
    If the federal government wants to ensure it maintains it’s surplus, it should cut spending.

    You mean like this …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/02/coffee-cart-upgrade-at-parliament-house-cost-taxpayers-almost-400000

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Health warning.

    13 years for roping toddler in outback

    Amos Aikman
    Northern Correspondent
    @amosaikman
    40 minutes ago March 6, 2020

    A 27-year-old man who roped a toddler in Tennant Creek in 2018 — causing her injuries that ­required a blood transfusion and infecting her with a s#xually transmitted disease — has been sentenced to 13 years in jail.

    A court heard how Kingsley Corbett, 27, sneaked into the girl’s home in the troubled outback town late at night and snatched her from her mother’s side. He then roped her in an adjacent room before leaving her on some cushions, naked and bleeding.

    The girl’s mother, who told police she had been drinking and watching TV before going to sleep, did not notice the crime until a relative woke her at midnight and turned on the lights.

    It later emerged that the girl and her siblings had been the subject of more than 50 child protection notifications.

    Corbett initially denied his involvement and gave a false alibi that police were forced to disprove. After DNA evidence from two nappies and a bedsheet linked him to the rope, he pleaded guilty in the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Friday.

    In sentencing Corbett, judge Judith Kelly told him his crime ­inspired disgust and loathing and was worsened by not being ­opportunistic. She said the victim, who was two-years-and-nine-months old at the time and cannot be named for legal reasons, would likely suffer lasting emotional damage.

  140. Mitch M.

    Eyrie
    #3345461, posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:22 pm
    Lizzie, you may as well have a dozen or so spoonfuls of sugar instead of Weetbix or muesli and peaches.

    No low carb there.

    Pancreatic pandemonium. That will unsettle the cerebral stability(see Zippy’s recent post on keto and the brain).

  141. Leigh Lowe

    I hate the thought of Perth going a week without trucks coming from the East – we will be reduced to eating backpackers.

    I’ll send my copy of “101 Quokka Recipes”.

  142. Old School Conservative

    Just won $75 in lotto.
    Think I’ll rush out and buy some dunny paper.

    I’ve got one roll I can sell you.

  143. Top Ender

    13 years for roping toddler in outback

    If there was ever a crime that deserved death, this is it.

  144. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If there was ever a crime that deserved death, this is it.

    I’d volunteer for the firing party that shot that filth at dawn, and go on to eat a hearty breakfast with every enjoyment.

  145. Keith Forwheels

    Arky
    #3345497, posted on March 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    You’re probably right. I’d just be waiting till the Fed looses credibility. Blood’s not flowing on the streets yet.

  146. Top Ender

    Royal Navy To Get First Large Autonomous Submarine – Forbes

    Interesting development. Makes 12 manned submarines available in 15 years time look very “20th century”.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/03/05/royal-navy-to-get-first-large-autonomous-submarine/

  147. mh

    Wall Street set to continue wild week as Dow futures indicate a 600 point opening drop

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/06/us-markets-dow-futures-coronavirus-us-treasury-yields.html

  148. Mitch M.

    The girl’s mother, who told police she had been drinking and watching TV before going to sleep, did not notice the crime until a relative woke her at midnight and turned on the lights.

    It later emerged that the girl and her siblings had been the subject of more than 50 child protection notifications.

    Corbett initially denied his involvement and gave a false alibi that police were forced to disprove. After DNA evidence from two nappies and a bedsheet linked him to the rope, he pleaded guilty in the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Friday.

    Bullshit. This stinks. The can’t prove the mother was prostituting the child but you have to wonder …

  149. Keith Forwheels

    Arky
    #3345497, posted on March 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Oh, and the penis banner is still flying. When Sinc changes to the “Blood in the streets” banner, then it’s time.

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Low carb? I am not doing low carb, Eyrie. Not until I get back from this trip and need to address the doing up of the zips.

    Anyway, tinned peaches were a childhood treat. These things count. Comfort food when you might be sick. 🙂

  151. Tel

    Running your brain on ketones is very similar to running your brain on alcohol … so I’m told.

    Indeed, if you search around for particularly cheap booze it is probably laced with ketones already, mostly acetone a.k.a. nail polish remover. If you don’t want that, then go for something more classy and stick to the high purity stuff. Don’t worry, what’s left of your liver will turn it into ketones anyhow.

  152. Keith Forwheels

    Crikey, looks like the Kung Flu has ripped through the Cat, the open thread is… well…. almost dead…

  153. calli

    Not dead. Just resting.

  154. Keith Forwheels

    Cali … your still alive.. bless 😊

  155. Keith Forwheels

    I’m blaming the penis banner, it’s become a bad omen… KD was right the whole time, we should have listened!

  156. Steve trickler

    The roaring 2020’s



  157. MatrixTransform

    what to say?

    well, my laptop screen shit itself today and seeing as I need it for work, a new one was required like…NOW!

    Turns out that our just-in-time supply chain actually means that nobody has stock … of anything.
    So, I did a shifty.

    I need a screen that is 17″ and hefty processor
    the missus needs a light-weight grunter but not necessarily the screen real-estate

    So her 17″ Dell gets gifted to me and with luck I can just drop my old HDD into it and it will work.
    For her, a slinky smaller, faster new i7

    … last in the shop.

    like I said … at least Australia makes beer

    smoke em if you got em

  158. Steve trickler

    For those that have never seen this. Enjoy.👀



  159. Fisky

    Theresa Fallon
    @TheresaAFallon
    ·
    43m
    When CCP threatens to weaponize masks & medicine to rest of the world during this corona virus pandemic what makes European leaders believe that Huawei will never be weaponized, too? #Wakeup! #MagicalThinking
    cc:
    @andrewmichta

  160. Crossie

    Let’s reflect on the “senior royals” Harry and Meghan as they bow out of the royal family.

    First, he was a “senior royal” or close in the line of succession, she is a hanger on. Second, she made him choose between her and not only his entire family but his country. Third, by doing so she made him look ridiculous.

    Conclusion: every girl Prince Harry dated before Meghan actually respected him more than she did but he is not smart enough to work that out. That or she is spectacular where it counts.

    Regardless, he is still going to regret it but what’s even more sad, their son is going to pay the price.

  161. Crossie

    When CCP threatens to weaponize masks & medicine to rest of the world during this corona virus pandemic what makes European leaders believe that Huawei will never be weaponized, too? #Wakeup! #MagicalThinking

    What makes people think anyone in official Europe has two neurones to rub together?

    I’ve visited Europe on and off for the last 28 years and each time I noticed a deterioration from the time before. The latest visit was in October/November last year and all I can say is Eastern Europe now has an advantage.

  162. Old School Conservative

    what’s even more sad, their son is going to pay the price

    So will the Royal Family who wanted to spend time with him.
    Especially the Queen.

  163. Top Ender

    Good old Kung Flu – I knew it was good for Friday night.

  164. MatrixTransform

    There’s an old measure of heating or cooling demand in a building referred to as Degree-Days.

    This is summer in Melb for 2020 compared with 2019

    note: comparing this season with last seasonn … lots of heating days in early summer, not as much cooling required late summer.

    hottest year evah?

    …yeah… bullshit, mate.

  165. Top Ender

    Down with the Penis Banner!

    Out foul spot now!

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Let’s reflect on the “senior royals” Harry and Meghan as they bow out of the royal family.

    Let’s reflect on the fate of the last “senior Royal” who gave up his status to marry an American divorcee, shall we?

  167. MatrixTransform

    I miss the last millennium and blowing shit up for real.

    these days, a gotcha on FacistBook is a big deal

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We just watched that show on Balmoral as a Royal Retreat. They do the big pack up at Buck Palace and remove to Scotland each year for months. Part of keeping faith in the Union? I query to Hairy. Umm he says thoughtfully, watching them putting up dust sheets all over the Palace furniture. Maybe we should get some of those, is his only response.

    And he thinks my travel preps are OTT? We don’t even have any antiques worth protecting. And I thought dust sheets went out with Ark anyway.

    It’s hard to know sometimes what is really going on in that mind of his. Suspicion is that with responses like this he is just marking time, a sort of social defense when he doesn’t want to be bothered.

    I read somewhere that women are always asking men what they are thinking about and men are always trying to find ways around truthfully replying either ‘nothing’ or ‘sex’.

  169. MatrixTransform

    either ‘nothing’ or ‘sex’

    or whiskey

  170. MatrixTransform

    or lawn mowing

  171. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/national/northern-territory/abhorrent-man-who-raped-twoyearold-girl-jailed-for-13-years/news-story/3cf0b533b413cd9dcecf3f0978fbc97b

    The state borders mean nothing out here.

    There will be payback if anyone remembers at the time this bloke turns up.

    To all the people who diminished the social impact of corona virus, now renamed, I say get fucked.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I read somewhere that women are always asking men what they are thinking about and men are always trying to find ways around truthfully replying either ‘nothing’ or ‘sex’.

    It’s a very old cartoon, Lizzie B, but it’s out there somewhere. The happy couple are lying together, in the afterglow of passion.

    She is thinking ” Did he notice my cellulite? Do I still look good in a “G” string? Does he still find me alluring, when I’m naked?”

    He is thinking “How do flies land, upright, on a vertical wall?”

  173. MatrixTransform

    How do flies land, upright, on a vertical wall?

    Why doesn’t avocado come off in the dishwasher?

  174. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why doesn’t avocado come off in the dishwasher?

    What’s all the fuss about the wet patch, anyway?

  175. Overburdened

    Must say that the emerging pattern is that I get to carry on at the forum is when things have gone to shit ‘here’, which is a bit of an amorphous term.

    In the meantime, I remember slights against my prudent recommendations re corona virus.

    I also remember similar self proclaimed experts in a different environment regarding Zika Virus.

    It’s not for me to say anything.

    It may be that the risk in my case is not doing the job but getting back to camp.

    There is apparent advantages to being in places no one goes to if not for work.

    Getting back to the beach may be more risky.

  176. MatrixTransform

    same reasons I suspect

  177. Overburdened

    Women are fucked in the head.

    End of story.

    OAO

  178. MatrixTransform

    OB,

    things are always going to shit

    just that sometimes everybody else notices

    gallows humour is an acquired taste

  179. Crossie

    MatrixTransform
    #3345564, posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm
    either ‘nothing’ or ‘sex’

    or whiskey

    According to my husband, on a busy day all of the above but then again he is retired so he has the leisure time.

  180. Crossie

    I also remember similar self proclaimed experts in a different environment regarding Zika Virus.

    Whatever happened to the Zika virus? It was all the rage at the time of the Rio Olympics and then nothing.

  181. MatrixTransform

    lucky bastard.

    there’s a rotational vector relationship thing between sex, nothing and whisky

    sex, nothing, whisky, sex, nothing, whisky, sex, nothing, whisky, sex, nothing, whisky

    lawn-mowing.

    sex, nothing, whisky, sex, nothing, whisky, sex, nothing, whisky, sex, nothing, whisky

    etc

  182. NoFixedAddress

    TailGunner

    wear a gopro on helmet and make sure video is continuously real time uploaded to cloud.

    remember when your surrounded they are in trouble

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/83203.html

    and

  183. MatrixTransform

    TG kicked the retard’s arse.
    was beautiful to watch

    TG is forgiven for being a j-ism-ist

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Long, long goddamned day.

    I see the APBM* is gaining momentum.

    *Anti Penis Banner Movement

  185. Helen

    That twinkles bolt ons is just one nasty bitch. How spiteful not to bring Archie to see the Queen? Contemptuous – and Harry for not insisting – he is as weak as piss.

  186. Rossini

    wrong thread Helen? /

  187. ZK2A:

    He is thinking “How do flies land, upright, on a vertical wall?”

    Ask and ye shall receive!

  188. Helen

    TG is living rent free in that bloke’s head. He will be thinking ALL the time how he could have answered those questions better. He went over there thinking TG must be a brainless thug and found he was wrong about the brainless part. LOLs

    When he got up close (but as far away as possible – diagonally opposite) he found he was lost when challenged.

    He must have been fuming over this for days of not weeks before the put him down approach. lols

  189. Helen

    No Rossini – unless this is not the open thread.

  190. Top Ender

    This is an ex-thread.

    It has ceased to be.

  191. Gunner he was trying to goad you.
    Don’t fall for that trick again.
    Assume every interaction you have with the Collectivists is being recorded, even if you can’t see the camera.

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