Open Forum: May 23, 2020

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  1. But first let’s revisit some of Liverpool FC’s finest work
    https://youtu.be/Bz1Uad1gOnw

  2. I would like to speak to St Clair’s manager regarding his intemperate language.

  3. Nick

    The Left are weird. One minute they want Trump dead, the next they complain that the anti corona viral drug he’s using may kill people….

  4. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Black Ball – I’m also a fan of those Mighty Reds – who will win the EPL this season, despite the best efforts of various corruptocrats to prevent the inevitable.

    Istanbul – what a fucking triumph.

  5. Mark A

    rickw
    #3462072, posted on May 23, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    student pilots for commercial license get that chance if they want, at least they did in the late 90s.

  6. Gooners better get their shit together or it is rellies and ressies in 10 or so years.

    I bought the 1985 retro shirt and jacket for casual and fitness respectively, now win and stop making money you yellow banana slip and fall school heroes!

  7. Did you ever hear the tragedy of Richie Aprille? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jersey mafia would tell you.

    It’s a Soprano legend. Richie Aprille was a made man, so powerful and so wise he could use his Manson lamps to influence and create life.

    He had such knowledge of yoga and meditation that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. 10 years in prison is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.

    He had so much moxie that the only thing he was afraid to lose was the jacket which of course he eventually did.

    Unfortunately he taught Janice everything he knew, she killed him in his kitchen. It’s ironic, he could save others from death, but not himself.

    Veal Parmesan sandwich ? fuck you

    They gave him a burial worth such a legend. On a little hill overlooking a river. With pinecones all around.

  8. thefrollickingmole

    Sciencism is settled!
    No debate.

    Climate change wot did it.

    Humans did not drive Australia’s megafauna to extinction – climate change did
    We now know people and megafauna overlapped by up to 20,000 years, until changes to vegetation, water and fire

    The extinctions of these tropical megafauna occurred some time after our youngest fossil site formed, around 40,000 years ago. The time frame of their disappearance coincided with sustained regional changes in available water and vegetation, as well as increased fire frequency. This combination of factors may have proven fatal to the giant land and aquatic species.

    The megafauna extinction debate will no doubt continue for years to come. New discoveries will plug up the key gaps in the record. With the gaps in the north of the continent the greatest yet to fill.

    With an overlap between people and megafauna of 15,000 to 20,000 years, new questions arise about cohabitation. How did people live with these giants during a period of such drastic environmental change?

    Well its obvious, according to Bruce Pascoe they were driven out as the Aboriginals converted the country into fertile farmlands.
    With fire stick farming….

  9. cohenite

    Cardimona
    #3462049, posted on May 23, 2020 at 5:44 pm
    Apologies if this has already been posted, Cats, but it’s too good to miss.

    Ed Berry is great; he has torn to bits the core point of alarmism which is the increase in atmospheric CO2 is all due to human emissions of CO2, ACO2. Ed simply points out by the IPCC ‘s own reckoning ACO2 is at most ~ 3% of the annual flux of CO2. Therefore ACO2 cannot be responsible for any more than 3% of the increase of CO2. So even if you think CO2 controls the temperature and climate it can’t be human CO2. This was amply demonstrated by the recent sudden decline in ACO2 emissions, at least 8% which should have caused a decline in atmospheric CO2; instead atmospheric CO2 kept increasing proving ACO2 doesn’t cause the increase in CO2.

    The fact that the IPCC also gives special properties to ACO2 so that it is different from natural CO2 is just grist for the mill.

  10. Excellent Spurgeon Monkfish III. Rather than view the virus as an effort to take President Trump down, I see it as an effort by Manchester United to hold onto their tenuous status as the preeminent club in England. Which of course is complete tosh.

  11. cohenite

    Sciencism is settled!
    No debate.
    Climate change wot did it.
    Humans did not drive Australia’s megafauna to extinction – climate change did
    We now know people and megafauna overlapped by up to 20,000 years, until changes to vegetation, water and fire

    This bullshit needs to stop being posted. In 2017 a major joint university paper was published:

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312577659_Humans_rather_than_climate_the_primary_cause_of_Pleistocene_megafaunal_extinction_in_Australia

    Abstract

    Environmental histories that span the last full glacial cycle and are representative of regional change in Australia are scarce, hampering assessment of environmental change preceding and concurrent with human dispersal on the continent ca. 47,000 years ago. Here we present a continuous 150,000-year record offshore south-western Australia and identify the timing of two critical late Pleistocene events: wide-scale ecosystem change and regional megafaunal population collapse. We establish that substantial changes in vegetation and fire regime occurred ∼70,000 years ago under a climate much drier than today. We record high levels of the dung fungus Sporormiella, a proxy for herbivore biomass, from 150,000 to 45,000 years ago, then a marked decline indicating megafaunal population collapse, from 45,000 to 43,100 years ago, placing the extinctions within 4,000 years of human dispersal across Australia. These findings rule out climate change, and implicate humans, as the primary extinction cause.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well its obvious, according to Bruce Pascoe they were driven out as the Aboriginals converted the country into fertile farmlands.
    With fire stick farming….

    For shame, don’t you understand that Aborigines invented minimum till agriculture, and the combine harvester?

  13. Tel

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-23/japan-was-meant-to-be-the-next-italy-on-coronavirus/12266912

    Lol, the ABC are holding their heads in amazement over why the Japanese were not punished by CCP-19 for their lack of strict lockdown. How is it possible?

    What do you notice in all the photos of Japanese people … something that no one at the ABC can seem to observe? Something that might be really important when it comes to protecting people from getting sick … something that might solve this deep mystery.

  14. Zyconoclast

    Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Though it had piled up $17 billion in debt, Hertz, which also owns the Dollar and Thrifty brands,…

  15. Rockdoctor

    as well as increased fire frequency

    Gee I wonder what or who did that? 🤔

  16. Dr Faustus

    1 day ago:
    Joel Fitzgibbon breaks Labor ranks to suppport China on covid-19 inquiry.
    Over to you, Albo.

    Like a whip:

    Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese dodged questions from reporters in Sydney about Mr Fitzgibbon’s comments but admitted they hadn’t spoken.

    Asked if he had an issue with Mr Fitzgibbon freelancing on China, Mr Albanese said: “I speak on behalf of the Labor Party.”

    Emperor Xi’s eunuchs nod; a little work needed on the prostrations, but…

  17. thefrollickingmole

    This bullshit needs to stop being posted. In 2017 a major joint university paper was published:

    That was written ages ago BP (Before Pascoe)
    The whole field of archaeology is now dominated by the necessity of making Aboriginals into magic pixie people.
    Simultaneously master agriculturalists, but not storing surpluses.
    Builders of animal pens with no domesticated animals.
    etc etc.

    Its just filthy racism imagining them to be too dumb to have thought about even storing their alleged surpluses of grain.
    Agriculture was a really hard discovery, developing it in near complete isolation would have been phenomenal.

  18. calli

    In other mysteries, broke and miserable café owners will be pleased to know that Nine News reports Hijab House as “packed” when the runaway car ploughed through.

    No blushes, no questions when interviewing the distressed owner.

    Let that sink in.

  19. Dr Faustus

    Morrison government ‘couldn’t even run a bath’: Albanese

    Looks like Albo has started channeling Bill ‘Zinger’ Shorten.

  20. Ed Case

    Let that sink in.

    Government doesn’t care if hijab wearers get the ‘rona because they refuse to obey rules like the normal people?
    Okay, i’m fine with that.

  21. johanna

    Mr Fitzgibbon has accused the coalition of demonising China and its communist system,

    I wonder what aspects of China’s behaviour and its system Mr Fitzgibbon thinks should be lauded? Perhaps someone should ask him. Apart from the Aldi bags, that is.

    Sadly, between presstitutes and airheads, not to mention gutless and gormless politicians, nobody will.

  22. Zyconoclast

    I missed this one

    Google and James Damore, an engineer it fired in 2017, have agreed to dismiss his lawsuit against the tech giant, a quiet end to a loud case that began with a controversial memo in which Damore criticized the company’s efforts to improve the diversity of its workforce.

    “This matter is dismissed in its entirety,” Judge Brian Walsh wrote in a Thursday order with the Superior Court in Santa Clara, the Silicon Valley county where Google is headquartered, after Damore and Google “agreed to end the case … between them.” Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

  23. JC

    Cronkite, stop posting stupid shit. It’s well known there is natural variation in the level of Co2 in the atmosphere – that it is both absorbed and pulsed out. The recent addition, if indeed is true, doesn’t change their argument. This last one you’ve posted is one of the stupider comments. I keep telling you that the strongest arguments against gerbil mitigation is on the economics side…. ie trade offs. Economics, however is one of your weaker “talents”. 🙂

  24. calli

    My comment was about “government”?

  25. Bruce of Newcastle

    Morrison government ‘couldn’t even run a bath’: Albanese

    Is that anything like a Thai bathhouse?
    At least he didn’t say “pie shop”.

  26. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Darkest Hour has just started on GEM

  27. cohenite

    It’s well known there is natural variation in the level of Co2 in the atmosphere – that it is both absorbed and pulsed out.

    I like it when you talk dirty head prefect.

  28. Yes swimmer of bar beaches. Cigar with breakfast, grog with bacon and eggs.

  29. Mark A

    Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3462103, posted on May 23, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Darkest Hour has just started on GEM

    Take it’s a film, what’s about?

  30. kaysee

    Living in a shoebox apartment?
     
    Handy Tips (via Morning Mail)

  31. JC

    Sumner posted the following in a comment about Chinese conspiracy theories. I always like looking at both sides of disputes.

    China first admitted person-to-person transmission of coronavirus on January 20, 2020. On January 23rd, the central government put Hubei into lockdown. The close proximity of those two dates is easy to explain if you don’t believe in vast dark conspiracies. If you are conspiracy-minded, you need some pretty fancy footwork to explain why China waited until January 23 to lock down Hubei.

    and

    Think of it this way. What would China’s government have done if they had known about the severity of the epidemic prior to January 23? The answer is obvious. A Hubei lockdown would have been vastly preferable if done earlier. Today, China locks down entire provinces when there are just a couple dozen cases. There is only one plausible explanation for China delaying the lockdown until January 23—ignorance. They knew they had some sort of “problem”, but they were ignorant of the extremely dangerous epidemic they actually had on their hands.

    and

    Given those facts, the Chinese government probably initially believed that things like travel bans were unneeded. Why do I think that? Because they didn’t even impose travel bans within China! They also recalled how panic over SARS had significantly damaged the Chinese economy in 2002, and wanted to prevent panic until the scale of the problem was better understood. Their attitude was “we’ll hold back info until we know exactly what we have on our hands.” Unfortunately, that’s how authoritarian governments behave.

    The thread is here.

  32. Geriatric Mayfly

    Simultaneously master agriculturalists, but not storing surpluses.

    Not just surpluses for lean times. Seeds would have to be stored for re-planting as well, to suit the seasons. No doubt, they found a way and only selected and planted those seeds from parent plants that had given the best yield.

  33. Zyconoclast

    Gretchen Whitmer Allows Gay Swinger’s Club to Operate While Barber Loses License

    There is perhaps nothing more confusing than Democrat governors’ orders during the Chinese WuFlu pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is by far the worst. That was made clear with the news that a gay swinger’s club with “glory holes” is being allowed to operate under her nose in Lansing while she aims her business-killing death ray on 77-year-old barber Karl Manke for giving haircuts.

    Gay swinger’s club is essential.

    But strangers servicing each other through holes in a basement wall in the state capitol is perfectly fine. I guess group sex is an “essential” activity in the Democrat-run state of Michigan. The underground private club, Club Tabu, has a website that describes what goes on there. (HT: Steve Gruber)

  34. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Barring accidents, he will piss it in. 🙂

    +lots

  35. calli

    Take it’s a film, what’s about?

    Churchill.

    Recommended.

  36. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Mark A, it’s when Churchill takes over as PM – Gary Oldman Winnie – great film

  37. kaysee

    Damore and Google “agreed to end the case … between them.” Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

    Google didn’t respond to requests for comment, and Damore’s attorney, Harmeet Dhillon, didn’t comment on details of the agreement to close Damore’s case. But Dhillon believes the case has had repercussions in corporate America.

    Does this mean businesses will start sticking to their knitting?

  38. Cactus

    Blackball, Monkfish. Go you mighty Redmen. Was just cooing my 6mo to sleep this afternoon with Youll Never Walk Alone. We are everywhere…

    I started supporting 30 years ago just after their last Div 1 Triumph. Been with them through thick and thin. It would have been so cruel to be denied the PL due to COVID. I still think its cruel Anfield will be empty. Sigh. I guess some things are bigger than football..

  39. JC

    Swimmer

    Unless you have skin in the game and most of my invested assets are in the US, then talk is cheap. If Trump wins, the Dow is going well above 30K and may end up touching 4oK by the time he retires. If Biden gets in… well actually not Biden, but his VP pick because Biden won’t last more than a year… then the Dow goes to zero… well not actually zero, but close enough. 🙂

  40. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Black Ball
    #3462105, posted on May 23, 2020 at 7:08 pm
    Yes swimmer of bar beaches. Cigar with breakfast, grog with bacon and eggs

    Maybe not the cigar, and as long the grog’s champagne, the rest is a perfect description for breakfast, BB!

  41. JC

    Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3462115, posted on May 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Mark A, it’s when Churchill takes over as PM – Gary Oldman Winnie – great film

    You know what turned me off the movie. There was a train scene where Churchill takes the train and is confronted by a black dude in the compartment. Really, like how many black people were there in London before the war. 7?

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Maybe not the cigar, and as long the grog’s champagne, the rest is a perfect description for breakfast, BB!

    Whisky and soda over the breakfast tray was Churchill’s choice.

  43. JC

    Hertz is gonsky

    Hertz Global Holdings, one of the nation’s largest car-rental companies, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday night in the US, saddled with about $US19 billion ($29 billion) in debt and nearly 700,00 vehicles that have been largely idled because of the coronavirus.

    The Florida-based company entered chapter 11 proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, hoping to survive a drop-off in ground traffic from the pandemic and avoid a forced liquidation of its vehicle fleet.

    Hertz’s main international operating regions, including Europe, Australia and New Zealand are not included in the US chapter 11 proceedings and are continuing normal operations, Hertz said in a statement.

    Well not yet anyway, because Chap 11 affords protection creditors. The shareholders are rooted though.

  44. Tel

    … the Dow goes to zero… well not actually zero, but close enough …

    There’s really no limit to how much money the Fed can print to prop up the price of assets.

    However, there will be consequences, and we have yet to fully explore that.

  45. JC

    Might check out this guy, I would say he’s nuts but he worked at NASA.

    http://mc1soft.com/papers/

    He has some interesting ideas.

    He’s wrong about Corona.

  46. JC

    It will be interesting to see if the outside-the-US-operations hold up. Generally, most hires are done with a credit card. Will the credit card companies take the risk, because if say the Australian operation fails the credit card company takes the hit in the event of service failure to consumers.. I wouldn’t do it.

  47. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Cactus

    Sydney Cats – very soon.

  48. JC

    There’s really no limit to how much money the Fed can print to prop up the price of assets.

    However, there will be consequences, and we have yet to fully explore that.

    Tel. The Fed WILL not print money because Biden wins the election and follows damaging policies. It may try not to allow deflation to rear its head, but that’s about all.

  49. johanna

    Consumer Covid alert.

    My electric kettle died, so I went to K Mart to get another. The last one cost me $12 and lasted four years – $3 a year for almost instant hot water, not bad.

    Anyway, the four long shelves dedicated to electric kettles had exactly two specimens left. One had no base, and the other had a base that didn’t fit. On the off chance, I tried the base that didn’t fit on the other one, checked the model numbers on both, and – voila – got the last electric kettle in K Mart Queanbeyan, which normally has hundreds of them.

    Could kettles be the new toilet paper?

    Seriously, the supply chains from China are suffering.

    One can live without an electric kettle – I have a tiny saucepan which boils a cupful of water on the gas stove in a couple of minutes – but it does portend shortages down the line.

    Oh, and cardigan wearers – nuff said – I have been checking out cable knit patterns. More on the secret blog.

  50. Bar Beach Swimmer

    JC, except on The Cup, I never bet. But I’m seriously considering opening a betting account for one bet and one bet only.

    How much to place on him, I’m not sure. And whatever I do put on him, when I tell the other half, he’ll be flabbergasted, not that I’m backing The Donald, I believed he would win last, but that I’ve actually gone and done it.

    Is that skin in the game, probably no where to the extent that you’d think it serious. But for a definite non-better…

    The only thing that is the concern is opening a betting account!

    Ps if you’re not watching Darkest Hour, turn it on and look at what Winnie was up against.

  51. calli

    It’s a really interesting question, JC.

    There have been Africans living in Britain since Roman times, and there were some at the Elizabethan court. I picked this up from Wiki:

    By 1918 there may have been as many as 30,000 black people living in Britain.

    In London, they lived mostly in the East End, possibly because of the docks.

    As for Winnie meeting on on the Underground, depends where he was. Doubt there’d be too many around Whitehall.

  52. Lilliana

    Mr Fitzgibbon has accused the coalition of demonising China and its communist system,

    He seems to be confused as to who is doing saying what to whom. Or maybe he thinks being called a ‘dog’ is a term of endearment. Or maybe he is just another ccp shill.

  53. JC

    Calli

    I’m sure. The problem is that I see it as the producers trying to put a modern day flavor to the story line. It’s like almost every movie or series, has a couple or gay dudes/ lezzos kissing as well as references to same sex relationships.

    The reality is the Churchill did use the underground and he was NOT asked a question by a black dude during the duration of the war. That’s being deposited as a bank cheque.

  54. Nick

    Dennouncing. The last lot to use that term were the Russian Communists and the Chinese Communists during the cultural revolution. Whatever link could there be?

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    Gez, earlier:

    ‘Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr. Annaliese Van Diemen said Vicco’s got more cases because we test the most.’

    Snitch the most, you mean. 100,000 calls to the DIAC (Dob In A Coronadodger) line in 24 hours, wanting to speak to the manager. A name change is in order.

    Karentoria.

  56. Tel

    One can live without an electric kettle – I have a tiny saucepan which boils a cupful of water on the gas stove in a couple of minutes – but it does portend shortages down the line.

    You can microwave a mug of water easily enough … feels a bit weird and unnatural but people do it. Be careful because the microwave can take it beyond 100C and it jumps at you when the tea bag goes in so get the timer setting correct.

    My stainless steel whistle kettle must be more than 20 years old by now … pretty much indestructible.

    The coffee machine also has an outlet to deliver hot water which I believe is somewhere around 90C, although it only delivers a cupful at a time … which is fine for a cuppa tea.

  57. Bar Beach Swimmer

    You know what turned me off the movie. There was a train scene where Churchill takes the train and is confronted by a black dude in the compartment. Really, like how many black people were there in London before the war. 7?

    JC, David Stratton, the film critic, was unhappy with that scene because it was pure fiction. However, while I am normally a stickler for authenticity, the scene showed the indomitable, fighting spirit of the men and women of the United Kingdom, which was juxtaposed with the politicians and the bureaucratic class who wanted to sue for peace.

  58. johanna

    Zyconoclast
    #3462112, posted on May 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Gretchen Whitmer Allows Gay Swinger’s Club to Operate While Barber Loses License

    There is perhaps nothing more confusing than Democrat governors’ orders during the Chinese WuFlu pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is by far the worst. That was made clear with the news that a gay swinger’s club with “glory holes” is being allowed to operate under her nose in Lansing while she aims her business-killing death ray on 77-year-old barber Karl Manke for giving haircuts.

    Gay swinger’s club is essential.

    But strangers servicing each other through holes in a basement wall in the state capitol is perfectly fine. I guess group sex is an “essential” activity in the Democrat-run state of Michigan. The underground private club, Club Tabu, has a website that describes what goes on there. (HT: Steve Gruber)

    Dimmocrat governors like her have gifted Trump many points in an election.

    He doesn’t have to do a thing. They dig their own graves.

    The latest is Senile Joe telling a black audience with a black presenter that if they don’t vote for him, they are not black.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    LegSed, 6.22;

    Richie Aprile, with the potentially faaaaabulous dancer for a son.

    Great character. And yes, the gravesite description was glorious TV.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As for Winnie meeting on on the Underground, depends where he was. Doubt there’d be too many around Whitehall.

    Churchill was supposed to have ridden the Underground once in his life – during the General Strike of 1926. He got lost, and a search party had to be sent to find him.

  61. johanna

    Tel, prior to falling into Chicom kettledom, I had a Gilford jug with a replaceable element for about 40 years.

    I liked it, but it was a precursor to the modern printer. You soon outweighed the purchase price with the consumables.

  62. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN, 7.01;

    ‘Is that anything like a Thai bathhouse?
    At least he didn’t say “pie shop”.’

    Chortle. ‘This is a government that couldn’t run a pie shop.’
    (Furious whispering from advisers)
    ‘Fuck.. I mean, couldn’t run a cash-only therapeutic massage business with Asian ESL staff on expired 457s with no computer records and ledger written in Chinese.’
    (Furious whispering)
    ‘This interview is over.’

  63. Arky

    The day our shops are completely empty of slave labour chinese shit will be a day worth toasting.
    Maybe then people can stop mowing each other’s lawns, waxing balls and sucking each other off for a living AND START MAKING THINGS AGAIN.

  64. areff

    Seriously, the supply chains from China are suffering.

    I’ve been trying to get a replacement keyboard for six weeks. My typing habits were ingrained on an Imperial 66, which means I’m a chronic pounder, and they tend to survive only six months or so. I usually buy the $8 cheapies because they last just as long as the delicate sort for you effete touch-typists.

    Using the last one now. The characters are, at best, ghostly images of the letters they once were, and pasting anything makes the screen jump to the foot of the page. Very annoying.

    OfficeWorks had only three left the last time I went there, none cheaper than $80, and sales people said they had no idea when fresh supplies will arrive.

    Weaning ourselves off Cheapo China won’t be easy. Just essential

  65. Tel

    Tel. The Fed WILL not print money because Biden wins the election and follows damaging policies. It may try not to allow deflation to rear its head, but that’s about all.

    You don’t believe in Fed independence? Oh dear I’m so shocked … how could you?

    https://macromusings.libsyn.com/scott-sumner-on-the-governments-response-to-covid-19-and-the-future-of-level-targeting

    The language they are using: “Whatever it takes!”, “More aggressive monetary policy!”

    Oh they are gonna print … plenty. If Biden breaks stuff, they will print even more to compensate.

  66. Old Lefty

    I wonder if their ‘Wise Woman’s still has the beatific smile on her face:

    https://wisewomen.com.au/kerri-judd/

  67. JC

    Rones

    He also never took a slash unless it was a porcelain bowl. (not true).The point was, you imbecile, the producers inserted the scene with the black dude asking him questions for present day context.

    Churchill was found to be frequently messing about with commoners and went to lots of places to gain some insight into what people were thinking. That’s why , I’m sure, the producers put the scene in the movie. It didn’t make sense with the black dude. As usual, you can never stay on topic because of your toppering illness.

  68. Imagine going about your normal life during a World War, with bombs dropping, knowing it could be your last. Compare it to today’s shitshow. Locked away for your own good. FMD

  69. zyconoclast

    The latest is Senile Joe telling a black audience with a black presenter that if they don’t vote for him, they are not black.

    Similar to…

    Trump says J00ws who vote for Democrats are disloyal to Israel

    And considering about 70% of them vote for the Dems

  70. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    START MAKING THINGS AGAIN

    Yeah, LOL, Arkers.

    A lengthy period of national introspection needs to take place before we get off our ample backsayeedahs and start attempting to break a sweat.

    Which means none of the above will happen. At least not in our lifetimes.

  71. JC

    Tel

    Sumner is a market monetarist. His whatever it takes comment relates directly to what he would like to see the Fed do, which is to announce a move away from interest targeting and move towards level targeting. Level targeting means this:
    https://investinganswers.com/dictionary/p/price-level-targeting

    Essentially, the Fed would no longer have an interest rate target allowing the market to decide. The fed would control things through money market operations.

  72. Never expected this on Mark Felton, but you know, it is compelling viewing.

    Mark Felton Productions

    699K subscribers
    Many American GIs during the Vietnam War reported encounters with large unknown primates they nicknamed ‘Rock Apes’. Were they lying or mistaken – this video presents evidence dating back to the early 19th century for the existence of the Rock Ape, encountered many times during the French colonial period, and also includes more recent physical evidence discovered by Vietnamese scientists.

    Vietnam Rock Apes – Bigfoot or Big Fraud?

  73. mh

    Arky
    #3462150, posted on May 23, 2020 at 7:56 pm
    The day our shops are completely empty of slave labour chinese shit will be a day worth toasting.
    Maybe then people can stop mowing each other’s lawns, waxing balls and sucking each other off for a living AND START MAKING THINGS AGAIN.

    The Chinese are making all our goods AND sucking us off.

  74. miltonf

    A lengthy period of national introspection needs to take place before we get off our ample backsayeedahs and start attempting to break a sweat.

    What an absurd statement. A lot of people do manual work and break a sweat in Australia right now.

  75. I am not that aware of Chamberlain and his role except for declaring “peace in our time”. Lots of commenters here say he was underrated and bought time to allow the Old Dart to reorganise military assets etc. Darkest Hour portrays Chamberlain, in my mind, as an appeaser along with Halifax. Most interested in thoughts on this matter.

  76. Arky

    Which means none of the above will happen. At least not in our lifetimes.

    ..
    You underestimate the nation.
    There are many, many little manufacturers out there.
    I have been in many small workshops talking to owners these last two years, and had quite a few small bits and pieces custom made for the Model A.
    Without having to compete with fucking arseholes paying almost nothing for labour, plus all the other global rorts tilted in the chinese favour, these small firms would take off and grow.

  77. calli

    Seriously, the supply chains from China are suffering.

    The pollution plume tells its own story. Production is down, especially heavy manufacturing. You can b/s the media, but you can’t b/s an NO plume.

    On manufacturing, depends where it is. Area close to HK seems to be okay and shipping according to my family member who manufactures and imports. Stock is continuing to land.

    I noticed a marked shortage of stock on KMart shelves last time I was there. Plenty of textiles, clothing and the like, but kitchenware was definitely low. This might be because clothing is outsourced to Vietnam.

  78. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    milto – those that do would constitute about 0.00008% of this country’s population.

    Stop generalising.

  79. JC

    Tel

    Let’s say the Fed adopted level targeting and Biden won the election. Biden immediately announces measures such as a minimum 20 dollar an hour Federal wage rate and tries to anact single payer government healthcare, price controls on medications, and parts of the Green new deal such as a ban on fracking. What do you think the Fed would do even with level targeting and the inflation rate heads to 5%? Unemployment is around 10%. I believe it would tighten even in that environment. It would have to.

  80. Fisky

    Given those facts, the Chinese government probably initially believed that things like travel bans were unneeded.

    This is a sleight of hand from a known China shill. China did impose a travel ban on Hubei from January 23, however they actively lobbied and arm-twisted against travel bans in other countries, and allowed flights to leave Hubei for overseas until the US, Australia etc imposed their own restrictions.

  81. Warms my heart Spurgeon. Nothing better than hearing The Kop, indeed Anfield in full voice singing this anthem.

  82. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    There are many, many little manufacturers out there.

    Arks – if these mythical creatures exist, then good.

    I used to use them back when I was a motorcycle enthusiast.

    Three decades ago.

    They’d all be backyard operators nowadays, presumably.

  83. Arky

    One has to remember: Our industries were deliberately sabotaged by globalist arseholes, in the hope of ushering in the new age of the communist internationale.
    Their plans have recently suffered an unexpected series of setbacks, their timetable has been all fucked up and it is now or never to push back in a concerted effort against their evil intent.

  84. Tel

    I had a Gilford jug with a replaceable element for about 40 years.

    My parents had one of those ceramic electric jugs with Bakelite flip top, but I don’t know the brand. I remember my dad swearing quietly changing elements … the trick is that if you don’t allow the element to ever run dry, then it won’t burn out because the water regulates the temperature. That said, those jugs did not automatically turn off … making it easy to get distracted and burn an element.

    Eventually dad found a round disc element which I seem to remember operated by capacitive coupling, using the water between the plates to complete the circuit, and with that element you could boil it all the way dry and it simply stopped by principle of physics. He was very happy with it, used that for decades … might still have it or perhaps the cord finally got too dangerous.

    The concept is analogous to a heavy water nuclear reactor which shuts down when the water boils off … because the heavy water is a necessary part of keeping it running.

    Not sure why those electric jug disc elements never became popular, probably because nothing went wrong with them.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lots of commenters here say he was underrated and bought time to allow the Old Dart to reorganise military assets etc. Darkest Hour portrays Chamberlain, in my mind, as an appeaser along with Halifax. Most interested in thoughts on this matter.

    Neville Chamberlain genuinely thought he was bringing back permanent, lasting peace. He didn’t believe anyone in their right mind would ever start another war.

  86. New technologies (3D printing and improving robotics) are going to chisel away at China’s (etc) comparative advantage.

    We won’t need low paid low skill assembly workers to make goods and services.

    There will be a focus on quality, minimising defects and low inventories.

  87. I forget myself.

    We won’t have affordable and abundant electricity.

  88. miltonf

    One has to remember: Our industries were deliberately sabotaged by globalist arseholes, in the hope of ushering in the new age of the communist internationale.

    Exactly. It wasn’t that long ago we were building Camrys for Saudi Arabia. The high price of electricity is a huge impost and deliberate too.

  89. Arky

    They’d all be backyard operators nowadays, presumably.

    ..
    Nope.
    The sandblaster I used does the surface finishes on a wide range of locally made products, including stuff for export.
    The suspension bloke who fixed the rear leaf springs had a furnace and was able to make new leaf springs. I had a little backyard turner make a couple of parts, and a sheet metal place made a replacement body panel, but manufacture all kinds of ventilation systems.
    There are a plethora of machine shops, sheet metal shops, paint shops and engineering works out there.

  90. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Black Ball – the Klopp will usher in a new era of Mighty Reds dominance. One Champs’ League, one EPL championship. Next season will herald new frontiers for the Firm and the Faithful.

  91. Mitch M.

    Legalise Sedition
    #3462165, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    Never expected this on Mark Felton, but you know, it is compelling viewing.

    Mark Felton Productions

    699K subscribers
    Many American GIs during the Vietnam War reported encounters with large unknown primates they nicknamed ‘Rock Apes’. Were they lying or mistaken – this video presents evidence dating back to the early 19th century for the existence of the Rock Ape, encountered many times during the French colonial period, and also includes more recent physical evidence discovered by Vietnamese scientists.

    Vietnam Rock Apes – Bigfoot or Big Fraud?

    There were giant gorillas in SE Asia. Perhaps they didn’t die but changed.

    https://www.livescience.com/53313-biggest-ape-forest-dweller.html

  92. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    There are a plethora of machine shops, sheet metal shops, paint shops and engineering works out there.

    Arks – ask them about their electrickery bills the next time your helping them subsist.

  93. So Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, all hypothetical now of course. If Halifax was given 10 Downing Street after Chamberlain stood down, would things be different now?

  94. Cassie of Sydney

    “Neville Chamberlain genuinely thought he was bringing back permanent, lasting peace. He didn’t believe anyone in their right mind would ever start another war.”

    And therein lies the rub….you can never appease evil…you can stall evil but Chamberlain didn’t even manage to do that.

  95. Arky

    There is a shop locally that can rewind the armatures on old electric motors.
    Therefore we have the capacity still to make new electric motors.

  96. miltonf

    I like the idea of the Clayton beetle, over 50 years ago now- more Australian than German.

  97. JC

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kotlikoff/2018/07/21/is-our-government-intentionally-hiding-21-trillion-in-spending/#60c32eb74a73

    21 trillion USD missing over 17 years (1998-2015).

    This is actually quite close in current prices to how much WWII cost America directly, if it was fought five times (4+ trillion in 1941-1945 in current US dollars).

    It’s about 15 years or more total GDP for Australia.

  98. Arky

    Arks – ask them about their electrickery bills the next time your helping them subsist.

    ..
    I would say the number one impediment to these guys expanding is labour laws.
    Not the cost of employing people, but the cost of getting rid of the duds make them reluctant to hire.

  99. johanna

    The average Queensland annual salary is about $80,000. The 2019-20 increases were gazetted on May 15, but they came into effect on February 7 and were back-paid until July 1 last year.

    In 2007, Queensland passed laws which introduced a new system creating a statutory link between the remuneration of a Federal Court judge and a Queensland Supreme Court judge.

    Wages for other judicial officers are benchmarked against the amount received by Supreme Court judges.

    The President of the Court Appeal’s remuneration soared from $506,421.71 last financial year to $516,553.67 in 2019-20. All other Supreme Court judges will earn total remuneration of $468,020 – up from $458,840 in 2018-19.

    The Chief Judge of the District Court will also earn $468,020 which is an increase from $458,840.

    Acting Attorney-General and Justice Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that, like other jurisdictions, Queensland judicial salaries were directly linked to Commonwealth judicial salaries, as determined by an independent Commonwealth tribunal.

    “Queensland’s courts continue to operate during COVID-19, with appropriate social distancing and operational safeguards in place,” he said.

    When unions ratchet up salaries in relation to other places, it is rightly described as extortion.

    When judges, public servants and politicians do it, it is described as an independent decision of a group of people appointed by us.

    I know, blockquote fail.

  100. Cactus

    My Wife has had to endure a lot from me with regards LFC. Waking up 3am sneaking off to watch another game.

    We have also been enjoying the Michael Jordan last dance thingy. I asked her, in the current team, who do you think is the greatest, the Jordan if you will (sans the douchebag arrogance). She answered a few of the team. After a few shakes of the head I just said Klopp. She smiled and said Yeh, Klopp.

  101. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Arks – if it’s any consolation, my hope is that we can resurrect manufacturing in this country. It’s a noble trade and we have a proud history of it.

  102. Rockdoctor

    This is a sleight of hand from a known China shill. China did impose a travel ban on Hubei from January 23, however they actively lobbied and arm-twisted against travel bans in other countries, and allowed flights to leave Hubei for overseas until the US, Australia etc imposed their own restrictions.

    One of the guys I work with was on a Jetstar flight from Bangkok to Singapore on January 6th. Full of Chicoms, could tell by passports. Whole lot were sick with a flu, he came down with the same symptoms of Covid about a week later but were mild. Believing the WHO advice couldn’t be transferred between people he didn’t seek help but had a few days off work. IMO it was well out of the box by New Year.

  103. Knuckle Dragger

    Aha.

    Suicide Squad on Focks.

    Harley Quinn. Yes indeed.

  104. Steve trickler

    Now you know about it.



  105. The 2019-20 increases were gazetted on May 15, but they came into effect on February 7 and were back-paid until July 1 last year.

    Such chutzpah.

    It’s offensive and we’re mad for not demanding sortition and ostracism.

  106. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Churchill currently arguing with Halifax, who wants to open up talks with Hitler.

    Churchill responds:
    ‘When will the lesson be learned…you can not negotiate with a tiger when your head is in his mouth’

  107. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    the number one impediment to these guys expanding is labour laws

    Some keys to resurrecting manufacturing in this country:

    Cheap electrickery
    Flexible labour laws
    Efficient delivery of raw materials
    Suitably priced final product

    Anything else, Cats?

  108. miltonf

    Our three great industries- mining, manufacturing and agriculture have all been under attack for the last 50 or so years. Do people here the Lima declaration that Whitlam signed in 1975 is significant?

  109. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    KD – she’s a beauty, indeed.

  110. Rex Mango

    Just watched that link about Rock Apes in Vietnam. Mark Felton is very good & the show interesting, but with all those encounters with US troops, how come no-one ever shot one? Won’t pass judgment though on the subject, till I hear expert opinion from Numbers.

  111. johanna

    Tel
    #3462179, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I had a Gilford jug with a replaceable element for about 40 years.

    My parents had one of those ceramic electric jugs with Bakelite flip top, but I don’t know the brand. I remember my dad swearing quietly changing elements … the trick is that if you don’t allow the element to ever run dry, then it won’t burn out because the water regulates the temperature. That said, those jugs did not automatically turn off … making it easy to get distracted and burn an element.

    Eventually dad found a round disc element which I seem to remember operated by capacitive coupling, using the water between the plates to complete the circuit, and with that element you could boil it all the way dry and it simply stopped by principle of physics. He was very happy with it, used that for decades … might still have it or perhaps the cord finally got too dangerous.

    It would have been a Gilford.

    The main thing was to always keep water over the element, which went about halfway down the jug. If you didn’t, it went phffft immediately.

    Dad’s favourite invention must not have made commercial sense.

  112. miltonf

    Value adding was all the range back in the Button era.

  113. Rex Mango

    BBS, you read Six Days in May, the book which Darkest Hour based on? Excellent and short read. First published in late 90’s, it revolutionised history book writing.

  114. Mark A

    Arky
    #3462190, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    There is a shop locally that can rewind the armatures on old electric motors.
    Therefore we have the capacity still to make new electric motors.

    I suggest you look up how modern plants wire electric motors.
    Don’t have the vid handy but post it soon as I have.

    Suffice it to say there is a huge difference.

  115. miltonf

    Kambrook kettles were made here too.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, all hypothetical now of course. If Halifax was given 10 Downing Street after Chamberlain stood down, would things be different now?

    FWIW, I think a Halifax led Government would have entered into peace talks after the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.

  117. Rockdoctor

    The thing that rubs about electricity for me is seeing perfectly good coal wasted oxidising away on spoil heaps because it isn’t metallurgical grade and the nearest power station to Moranbah is Callide. Or the roadblocks two faced charlatans like Taylor are looking the other way at when someone wants to reopen Collinsville.

  118. Pretty cool that the President of brave little Tanzania trolled the virtue signalling, catastrophist idiots in the WHO.

  119. Bar Beach Swimmer, it’s one of the great lines in history. Equally applicable now.
    Dragger, you have an eye for talent indeed.

  120. Arky

    I think we might see the rise of the conglomerate again.
    Big companies will see the sense in securing supplies by owning the entire supply chain, like Henry Ford did in the 30s, owing everything from rubber plantations to electricity generating plants.
    Whereas in the recent past companies believed it was more efficient to concentrate on their core business and allow suppliers to compete on price, once supply chains break security of supply is more important than price.

  121. johanna

    It’s offensive and we’re mad for not demanding sortition and ostracism.

    We have someone here who repeats, ad nauseam, put your sitting member last.

    Then we have you, ad nauseam, with sortition.

    Sadly, neither of you has an example in the real world of your fantasies, but you keep taking time between strokes to tell us about them.

    Basta!

  122. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rex, no I haven’t – I’ll check it out, thank you. But I have so many books to read and I spend too much time reading the Cat!

  123. Arky

    Why not generate your own electricity on site like Ford did?
    Then the critical price is oil or gas.
    Which is cheap.

  124. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Our three great industries- mining, manufacturing and agriculture have all been under attack for the last 50 or so years

    Without wanting to sound like a tinfoil hat clad conspiracy hypothesist, is there a single politician* in an Australian government that has deliberately acted in this country’s interest in the last forty or so years?

    Fell free to name them.

    *And no, Joh Jelke-Product does not count.

  125. Cactus

    For those not familiar with Klopp. He is the charismatic German who is the manager of Liverpool FC. He really does have a turn of phrase and is a truly inspiring person. When he joined Liverpool he could name his pick of any of the worlds best clubs. He chose Liverpool because of the fans, the songs, the history, the spine tingling stuff.

    In 5 years he has taken LFC from perrenial mid table underachiever to the top of club football. LFC was down 3-0 midway through the Barcelona tie in the champions league semi final and he was going to miss 2 of his 3 key forwards in the return game at home. This Barcelona has Messi and 2 former LFC players who left to be part of a bigger club.

    Prior to the game the equation was LFC needed to score at least 3 goals, if Barca scored 1, at least 5. He said to his players before the game, “Id normally say this is impossible, but because of you I think we have a chance. People expect us to fail, but if we do lets fail in the most beautiful way”..

  126. calli

    Birko ceramic kettles. A little element, plastic lid and wonder of wonders, a button to stop it boiling dry.

    Got one for a wedfing gift in ‘76.

  127. Thank you Zulu. Do you think Hitler would have listened to any word Halifax or indeed any other head of parliament had uttered? Again, only my thoughts but I think no. Hitler would have talked peace but never practiced it. He was emboldened by his advance in Poland or what was it, Sudetenland. Again only going from my knowledge which is not as keen as others here.

  128. Tel

    JC, what part of “whatever it takes” do you find difficult?

    They are only just feeling their oats … the sense of being the most important people in the world is too intoxicating. They will print.

  129. Hey JC. I’m a cyclist. Ooooooh, and I wear lycra.
    I became a cyclist when my treasonus back ended my running passion.
    I, like most cyclists, am respectful of cars and fully understand that every motorist is a paragon of tolerance and would never act in a manner that threatened homicide against innocent fellow road users.
    I agree that all courier cyclists deserve to be insignificant stains at the traffic lights, but of cause, it is your industry that created and sustained these plagues.
    So, given my indulgent attitude to my fellow road users, I imagine that you will be surprised to learn of my benign experience of 2 years ago.
    Long story short, criminal lycra clad me was puffing his way to the beach in the designated bike lane when I was swiped by an old Nissan ute. I wasn’t badly hurt but was tossed-off and I was terrified. Arriving at the beach, I saw a cadaverous creature walking the boardwalks screaming about, “If those xnuts wanna use the roads they should pay rego like me”. Did you know this chap, JC?
    I went to the beach cop shop but out finest were all out surfing apparently.
    JC’s anti-cycling hero then proceeded into town and knocked over a backpacker cyclist scumbag who wasn’t badly hurt and proceeded to do a serious job on JC’s preferred road user.
    He then took-off down the road and murdered a school teacher going for his morning exercise. Well deserved of cause.
    This ain’t Manhatten JC. Grow-up xnunt.
    PS. When JC’s meth addled adjutant was raging about paying rego, I was paying and resenting 37 regos. So there we go. A blink on JC’s screen. “METH ANTI-CYCLING HERO CREATES DROP ON OPENING”.

  130. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Black Ball
    #3462216, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:42 pm
    Bar Beach Swimmer, it’s one of the great lines in history. Equally applicable now

    👍

  131. miltonf

    Re Ford- I visited the Rouge Plant last year and they build F series there now (before the WuFlu anyway). His steelworks still operates but was spun off.

  132. Rex Mango

    Cactus, great story, but what was final score?

  133. Zyconoclast

    Steve trickler
    #3462199, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:34 pm
    Now you know about it.

    Looks like a play for a bigger bribe rather than genuine hurty feelings.

  134. Yes Cactus. Luis Suarez and Phillippe Coutinho are with Barcelona after careers at Liverpool. Both guns.

  135. Arky

    I visited the Rouge Plant last year

    ..
    Did you go to Detroit?
    What was it like?

  136. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Cactus – that win was the key to the those Mighty Reds’ last European championship since the Istanbul Miracle in 2005 – Wijnaldum has earned his status among the Reds legends.

    The Klopp has a special understanding of the greatest game.

  137. Rex Mango Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona at Anfield

  138. mh

    I wasn’t badly hurt but was tossed-off and I was terrified.

    Phrasing

  139. Rex Mango

    BB, thanks, will start paying attention to this Kopp guy now.

  140. cohenite

    I think we might see the rise of the conglomerate again.
    Big companies will see the sense in securing supplies by owning the entire supply chain, like Henry Ford did in the 30s, owing everything from rubber plantations to electricity generating plants.

    Yep. Redbank in the Hunter Valley.

  141. Kev

    Rex Mango
    Just watched that link about Rock Apes in Vietnam. Mark Felton is very good & the show interesting, but with all those encounters with US troops, how come no-one ever shot one? Won’t pass judgment though on the subject, till I hear expert opinion from Numbers.
    I was with a long range recon mob and we often patrolled into Gibbon territory a long way from town centres. Mostly black (bad colour choice as same as VC uniforms) and about 4 to 5 foot tall. They would scream and rush us in an upright gait through low light primary jungle which always was a bad lifestyle decision as switched on scouts shot a few before they (the scouts) had time to think. Never threw rocks at us and we always knew, after the event, that they were primates, not people. Sorry I’m not an expert like Numbers (and I thank my lucky stars that I’m not) but maybe he’ll come by later and give us the benefit of his superior intelligence as I recall him saying us regulars were dumb or some similar put-down

  142. Rex Mango

    Bubbles, kicking off side mirrors is the go, when downhill and you have the speed, or when they stationary in traffic.

  143. Tel

    Pretty cool that the President of brave little Tanzania trolled the virtue signalling, catastrophist idiots in the WHO.

    He did not troll … that was a genuine scientific experiment.

    He wanted to know the efficacy of the tests, so he used the principle of a double-blind trial where the people doing the tests did not know which samples were genuine (nor even that they were being tested). This is a really important lesson that ANYONE can do science, if you understand the method. Science is not about having a wall full of credentials, nor about a fancy white lab coat. Science is the scientific method.

    This is once again a battle between high church (ritual, authority, ceremony) vs low church (basic principles) … only this time around it is happening within the scientific community and it is scientism vs scientific method.

  144. JC

    Hey JC. I’m a cyclist. Ooooooh, and I wear lycra.

    Bubbles, you need to apologise and promise never to wear such abomination again. It’s against nature itself.

  145. Mark A

    This is one winding machine but there is a better one with clear view of the process.
    You can skip the ad.

  146. Jurgen Klopp who managed Borussia Dortmund. Not quite Bill Shankly but he is now entrenched in Reds history

  147. Rex Mango

    Kev thanks, but how come no-one ever dragged a body into town, or took a photo?

  148. No, it will not be enough to have sortition.

    We would still need recall elections.

  149. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I don’t wanna take a chance on your paper romance, anyway …

  150. Rex Mango

    Great effort by Ben Mendelsohn in Darkest Hour here, playing King George VI.

  151. Zyconoclast

    Prepare for business as usual…

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A range of business groups have made an 11th-hour appeal to U.S. President Donald Trump as he weighs whether to restrict temporary work visas, warning of negative economic consequences if he blocks the flow of skilled foreign workers into the United States.

    More than 300 U.S. companies, business associations and higher education groups that employ skilled workers sent a letter to Trump on Thursday that said reducing access to those workers – even for a short period – would result in “unintended consequences” and cause “substantial economic uncertainty.”

    Google , Facebook and Microsoft were among the companies pushing for Trump to leave H-1B visas, student visas and other skilled visas untouched. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce – the nation’s largest business association – also joined the effort.

  152. Tel I never said they were not real tests.

    “Ah yes, this mineral oil is infected…”

    Wwll played your excellency.

  153. Nick

    Still no sign of Leigh Lowe?
    I heard he had choked on a diamond necklace

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ben Mendelsohn in Darkest Hour here”

    Ben is a very, very good actor.

  155. Kev

    Rex
    but how come no-one ever dragged a body into town, or took a photo?

    Dead apes not important…a but embarrassed that we shot them…more important things to do…..continue patrolling. We have signalled our presence with wasted rifle shots so now have to move out of the area. I’ll say again- we knew they were gibbons and I had never heard of the Rock Ape theory until just before when I watched the video.
    Tigers…now there’s another story.

  156. Rex Mango

    Assuming Darkest Hour historical fact and London was operating the ‘broken windows’ policy of law enforcement back in May41, then ole Winnie would’ve been busted for fare evasion.

  157. Rex Mango

    Kev, how many tigers you see? Just saw Felton got a video about American’s contacting them, but haven’t watched yet.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    Bubbles.

    Disclaimer: Not a cyclist, let alone a lycra one.

    Solution: Bunnings tack hammer, handle sawn off 1/4 way in. Double clip to right handlebar horizontal span.

    Coast along. Remove hammer from clip. Wing mirror. Wing mirror. Wing mirror. Wing mirror. Wing mirror.

    Replace hammer in clip. Piss off through stationary traffic.

  159. Bar Beach Swimmer

    areff
    #3462067, posted on May 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm
    And according to the blog owner, I do post positive and interesting material.

    According to the blog owner, Malcolm Turnbull was the hope of all mankind

    Needs to be reposted, Areff.

    Despite the blog owner’s special attributes in facilitating our need to congregate here, you have provided clear and unambiguous evidence that no-one’s perfect.

  160. Tell us about Tigers *Uncle Kev*.

    I’d straight up soil myself if I saw one or heard one up close in the wild.

  161. Bubbles, you need to apologise and promise never to wear such abomination again. It’s against nature itself.
    Yeah, screen hero, I spent years in Manhattan, like you. I obviously left the sewer before I became addicted like you.
    May the ‘blue screen of death’ have meaning for you AR SOLE.

  162. Arky

    Mark A
    #3462247, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    ..
    Cool.
    I got the 8 y.o. to make an electro magnet for science this week, and then showed her the guts of some electric motors in the shed, so she happily watched that vid with me just now.

  163. jo

    Liverpool-Barcelona semi was fantastic. How does it go Barca, we have Messi Liverpool we have Anfield.

  164. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Winnie on the train:

    Then out spake brave Horatius,
    The Captain of the Gate:
    To every man upon this earth
    Death cometh soon or late.
    And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
    For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his gods
    Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lays of Ancient Rome

  165. Arky

    Every year in my science classes I got year 9s to make electric motors.
    Over the years I have spent hundreds putting together little kits and figuring out the most efficient design for even the mongs to make a working AC motor in one lesson.

  166. JC

    Bubbles, don’t be like that. Just stop wearing Lycra. It’s wrong it will end up sending you to hell and I fear for your soul.

  167. Cactus

    Rex Mango. Just watch. When watching know the equation was 1st leg at Barca was 3-0 to them. 2nd leg was at LFC. 3-0 to LFC would tie, but 1 goal from Barca would have meant LFC need 5 under away goals. You need to go all out attack but not concede against the best player in the world and the rest of their all stars.

    Also the number 66 who features a bit was just 19 years old. Very very cheeky…

    https://youtu.be/vbK7w9jJDbo

  168. Crescendo upon us. The Churchill speech to Parliament imploring the fight against Hitler. Stirring stuff.

  169. miltonf

    Arky, Detroit metro was buzzing. Downtown is pretty dodgy but Detroit Art Institute was going strong. Fascinating place. Where else but the US would you have suburbs called Romulus and Ypsilanti?

  170. Kev

    Rex
    Saw two. One stalked us on night gun picquet. He came through the barbed wire low entanglement and got to about 10 or 15 feet in front when I lost my cool and tapped the gunner on the shoulder as a signal to open up. 20 round link belt all fired…all missed…… he was as shit scared as I was. The tiger fled, and I’m glad he did and I considered demoting the machine gunners to tail-end charlie rifleman.
    Off to bed perchance to dream of Gibbons, rock apes and huge tigers.

  171. miltonf

    Great burgers at Ford’s garage.

  172. Puts our so called National Cabinet to shame.

  173. Cactus

    Post game. These were the scenes. What other team can elicit a crowd as one with their team as this. If you havent seen this and you like your sport, just watch….

    https://youtu.be/gXEoGphDsfQ

  174. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Also the number 66 who features a bit was just 19 years old. Very very cheeky…

    The Alexander-Arnold. Magnificent.

  175. Rex Mango

    Kev, thanks better story than mine. Attended wedding at Adelaide Zoo many years ago. In the dark wondering around drink in hand you would, you would suddenly hear a lion roaring just ahead of you. With no way of seeing the bars between them and you, was terrifying.

  176. Yeah, JC. Keep dreamin. What Chicom units are you promitim now , screen hero.

  177. Nick

    Rex, go to the Singapore night zoo.

  178. JC

    Bubbles

    Certainly not Lycra wearing 🙂

  179. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Nick
    #3462257, posted on May 23, 2020 at 9:05 pm
    Still no sign of Leigh Lowe?
    I heard he had choked on a diamond necklace

    Nick,
    Perhaps a mistranslation of his most recent communication while incommunicado.

    While writing quickly but haphazardly, because of the duress of the incident of the commode, he was meaning to divulge that in his haste he had “chucked in his hand of diamonds” and thereby had lost the necklace in the stake…

  180. Rex Mango

    Churchill in the House of Commons now, doing almost as well as Morrison tackling the Coronavirus.

  181. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Black Ball
    #3462284, posted on May 23, 2020 at 9:23 pm
    Puts our so called National Cabinet to shame

    Good point, BB.

  182. Rex Mango

    Wonder how well Darkest Hour did in China?

  183. Arky

    Detroit metro was buzzing.

    ..
    The USA. Never been. Greatest country in the history of the planet. One day. One day.
    ..


  184. notafan

    Darkest hour.

    Jazz hands all round!

  185. Rex Mango

    Nick, got a sister in Singapore, will tell her to visit the night zoo.

  186. Bar Beach Swimmer

    The Commons are on their feet.

    Halifax says: he mobilised the English language and sent it into battle

  187. Tel

    Cheap electrickery
    Flexible labour laws
    Efficient delivery of raw materials
    Suitably priced final product

    Anything else, Cats?

    Unicorns.
    Rainbows.
    Walking on water.

    That would be the main three target items … once we get those done see how it looks.

  188. Now Valkyrie. I don’t mind this fillum.

  189. miltonf

    Greatest nation on earth Arky- amazing scenery, amazing people.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Halifax says: he mobilised the English language and sent it into battle

    The person who actually coined that phrase was the American journalist Edward Murrow – John Kennedy later used it.

  191. Rex Mango

    BB, I’m giving Valkyrie half hour, but will switch to Saturday Night Fever at 10pm if it doesn’t measure up. Good opening sequence.

  192. Rex Mango

    When the German army all cruised about in Hugo Boss leather trench coats, how could they freeze on the Russian front?

  193. rickw

    Greatest nation on earth Arky- amazing scenery, amazing people.

    I love it!!! $20,000 trucks and you can buy AR-15’s at most sports stores. I should have been there right now on a work trip, drinking Budweiser to console myself!

  194. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I just received this email from Peter Ridd via go fund me:

    Dear All,
    Apologies to those who have already seen this message (there were two gofundme campaigns with different donors to each, but with some overlap).

    JCU’s appeal against the unfair dismissal decision will be held by video-link, due to the virus, on 26 and 27 May.
    Some of you have asked if they could be at the court to see the proceedings but that will not be possible due to the virus. However, there is a possibility that people can see the video-link if they apply to the court to do so. See instructions below.

    The IPA has also released a podcast on the whole sorry affair

    https://ipa.org.au/theheretic

    Thanks again for your interest and support.

    Peter

  195. Mmmyes Mango. I for one have been trying to mimic these moves. To spectacular failure.

  196. rickw

    When the German army all cruised about in Hugo Boss leather trench coats, how could they freeze on the Russian front?

    The devil’s in the detail. They used to think the Russian’s were peasants using cloth strips instead of socks. Then they had their first winter there.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    Somebody last night put a pic up of some tart in a flick saying she had the hottest arse in film, but nothing.

    Pfft.

    Margot Robbie. Micro hot pants.

    Indescribably unbelievable.

  198. mh

    Brisbane high temp today was only 15.1 C

    Could be a long winter ahead

  199. Nick

    While writing quickly but haphazardly, because of the duress of the incident of the commode, he was meaning to divulge that in his haste he had “chucked in his hand of diamonds” and thereby had lost the necklace in the stake…

    Hmmm a likely story 😉

  200. Nick

    Rex, go, it’s amazing.

  201. Free Radical

    Tell us about Tigers *Uncle Kev*.

    I’d straight up soil myself if I saw one or heard one up close in the wild.

  202. Being a student of Australian sport, knew enough to know that Ashley Cooper was part of the golden era of tennis. Brown bread. Winner of 4 majors before the professional era.
    I also note that Melbourne Storm are going into the season with all staff restored on full pay under the stewardship of Matt Tripp. It’s why Paul Kent reckons they are the best run club in any Australian sport, if not the world.

  203. Rex Mango

    rickw, what is the advantage of strips of cloth against socks? Until recently the Russian army still used them.

  204. Bar Beach Swimmer

    At the end of Darkest Hour is a postscript. Churchill loses the 1946 general election 9(?) months after the end of the war. Thus showing that previous accomplishment is no guarantee of future success. There is a risk to Morrison if he can’t get the economy back up and running reasonably quickly.

  205. Mark A

    rickw
    #3462316, posted on May 23, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    When the German army all cruised about in Hugo Boss leather trench coats, how could they freeze on the Russian front?

    The devil’s in the detail. They used to think the Russian’s were peasants using cloth strips instead of socks. Then they had their first winter there.

    Toe-rags are OK I was shown how to use them, but in extreme cold give me pair of silk socks and pair of heavy woollen ones over them anytime, you never get a frostbite using them.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Favourite Churchill.

    Churchill was seated “on the throne” one morning, when a parliamentary messenger knocked on the door, and told Churchill that the Lord Privy Seal – who Churchill detested – wished to see him, immediately.

    “Tell the Lord Privy Seal” was the reply ” that I am currently sealed to my privy, and can only deal with one sh!t at a time.”

  207. From The Age.

    Labor just love increasing public service wage bills.

    “Victorian Public Sector Commissioner reports reveal that since the election of the Andrews government in 2014, the ranks of public service executives have swelled from 646 to 1259, with a median remuneration of $227,517”.

  208. rickw

    Rex, the cloth strips are apparently much easier to clean and dry.

  209. Arky

    Shit.
    This is the shit. Crank it.
    ..


  210. jupes

    You know what turned me off the movie. There was a train scene where Churchill takes the train and is confronted by a black dude in the compartment. Really, like how many black people were there in London before the war. 7?

    Yeah that scene was bollocks on stilts. Firstly because Churchill never took the tube, secondly because there would not have been a black man there and thirdly because Churchill didn’t need the British people to inspire him. Quite the opposite in fact.

  211. Rex Mango

    Best arse in Hollywood, former Sydneysider Cameron Diaz right up there:

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    At the end of Darkest Hour is a postscript. Churchill loses the 1946 general election 9(?) months after the end of the war.

    Churchill was seen as a wartime leader – the British people figured they wanted the benfits of having been on the winning side – the “cradle to the grave ” welfare system, the council housing, the National Health Scheme…

  213. Rex Mango

    rickw, that does sound believable, particularly with trenchfoot in WW1, but they would be worse for blisters I imagine. So static warfare, cloth strips beats socks.

  214. rickw

    If the problem with China is copying everything, the problem with India seems to be not having copied anything since the British left.

    Brand new lathe that is mechanically the best of British circa 1950. It’s even got an L-0 spindle nose, probably the only lathe you could buy on the planet in that size which doesn’t have a D1-4 spindle nose.

  215. Arky

    Liked this one too.
    Might be going through another Motorhead phase.

    Just ‘Cos You Got The Power
    You might be a financial wizard,
    With a sack of loot,
    All I see is a slimy lizard,
    With an expensive suit,
    Go on and run your corporation,
    Go and kiss some ass,
    You might buy half of the nation,
    But you can’t buy class
    You bastards think it’s funny,
    Lyin’ and thieving all your life,
    Think all there is is money,
    Got your future strapped up tight,
    Just ‘Cos You Got The Power,
    That don’t mean you got the right
    You can take my fingers babe,
    You can take my eyes,
    You can take my past and future,
    It won’t make you wise,
    You can have me thrown in jail,
    You can steal my booze,
    You can even read my mail,
    Step on my blue suede shoes,
    You bastards must be clever,
    Got it mapped out in black and white,
    But don’t forget you’ll never,
    Get a dog to walk upright,
    Just ‘Cos You Got The Power,
    That don’t mean you got the right
    Go on out make another deal,
    Feed your big fat face,
    Go on out and cop a feel,
    Get on somebody’s case,
    You surely would be satisfied,
    If you could have it all,
    But time ain’t on your side,
    You’re going to the wall
    You think that life’s all dollars,
    Greed and lust and spite,
    But I wasn’t born to follow,
    Like to get my sleep at night,
    Just ‘Cos You Got The Power,
    That don’t mean you got the right

    ..


  216. jupes

    Hey JC. I’m a cyclist. Ooooooh, and I wear lycra.

    Why would anyone admit that shit?

    Have you no shame Bubbles?

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    Rex,

    With all due respect, Robbie’s Suicide Squad arse makes Cameron Diaz’s look like that of the Belgian Health Minister.

  218. Rex Mango

    Here’s Goldie Hawn aged 47 getting an honourable mention for Best Arse in Hollywood, full respect:

  219. mh

    At the end of Darkest Hour is a postscript. Churchill loses the 1946 general election 9(?) months after the end of the war.

    Churchill was seen as a wartime leader – the British people figured they wanted the benfits of having been on the winning side – the “cradle to the grave ” welfare system, the council housing, the National Health Scheme

    Churchill became PM again in 1951, and the Tories remained in power for another 13 years.

  220. Nick

    Best ass in Hollywood? Donkey in Shrek

  221. Arky

    Another smashing one with relevant lyrics.
    ..


  222. Knuckle Dragger

    Seriously Nick.

    That’s a redonkulous comment.

  223. jupes

    Rex
    Saw two. One stalked us on night gun picquet. He came through the barbed wire low entanglement and got to about 10 or 15 feet in front when I lost my cool and tapped the gunner on the shoulder as a signal to open up. 20 round link belt all fired…all missed…… he was as shit scared as I was. The tiger fled, and I’m glad he did and I considered demoting the machine gunners to tail-end charlie rifleman.
    Off to bed perchance to dream of Gibbons, rock apes and huge tigers.

    My Dad tells the story of when he was in Vietnam a black panther came into his tent. He grabbed his pistol but the cat just sniffed around a bit and then left.

    I’ve never seen a cat in the wild but I’ve seen fresh paw prints in Malaysia. Probably a tiger as they were the size of dinner plates.

  224. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Churchill became PM again in 1951, and the Tories remained in power for another 13 years.

    Churchill was widely regarded as past his best, and only staying in office to deny Anthony Eden – his deputy – the position.

  225. Steve trickler

    Asian chick going ballistic from over an hour. Bookmark it.

    She’s gorgeous.



  226. Rex Mango

    One of Hollywood’s greatest behind’s, Tawny Kitaen (Bachelor Party was on the other night):

  227. Rex Mango

    Zycon, that is hilarious. London deserves a mosque in Piccadilly Circus.

  228. zyconoclast

    With all due respect, Robbie’s Suicide Squad arse makes Cameron Diaz’s look like that of the Belgian Health Minister.

    👍

  229. will

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3462222, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:46 pm
    Our three great industries- mining, manufacturing and agriculture have all been under attack for the last 50 or so years
    Without wanting to sound like a tinfoil hat clad conspiracy hypothesist, is there a single politician* in an Australian government that has deliberately acted in this country’s interest in the last forty or so years?

    Jeff Kennett?

    Paul Keating and maybe Peter Reith in the fist Hawke Ministry, when Keating was parroting the Treasury line when the Treasury believed in free markets?

  230. Oh come on

    Churchill had a point. Anthony Eden was far from a good PM when he eventually assumed the role. Eden and Trumble are similar in the Potential Greatness stakes.

  231. will

    A

    rky
    #3462217, posted on May 23, 2020 at 8:44 pm
    I think we might see the rise of the conglomerate again.
    Big companies will see the sense in securing supplies by owning the entire supply chain, like Henry Ford did in the 30s, owing everything from rubber plantations to electricity generating plants.

    Maybe, but it will bypass Oz as the ATO wields it transfer pricing powers. For the good of the nation, of course.

  232. miltonf

    Since the 70s seems most of our polimuppets and their masters in the pubic service seemed more interested in gaining brownie points from foreigners than from those who elected and paid for them.

  233. At the end of Darkest Hour is a postscript. Churchill loses the 1946 general election 9(?) months after the end of the war.

    The election was in July 1945 before the end of WWII.
    It was Attlee who finished off the war & oversaw the aftermath.

  234. miltonf

    Interesting exception was Fraser’s ignoring pubic service advice re immigration.

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