Wednesday Forum: July 1, 2020

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  1. DrBeauGan

    I don’t need to know…

  2. Arnost

    . Is she pregnant?

    Yes. And now her husband has been fired from his job at Oakland Uni.

  3. MemoryFault

    But I really need a compliant chemist, Breaking Bad- style, to school a young Padawan in the essential points in not blowing oneslf up prematurely.

    Enrol said Padawan in a certified Powder Monkey course. Even if they are under eighteen there are experienced guys who will train them, just not issue a certificate.

    I am quite sure doing just that when #1 Son was sixteen, is the only reason he, us, and the house survived the next ten years.

  4. egg_

    This seems to me extremely unwise. Taking a swing at Putin WTF??

    Xi Ping is Hitler 2.0, but like a lot of upgrades these days, even worse than the original.

    Instead of starting wars on two fronts, now working feverishly to start wars on 8 fronts.

    Xi exploiting Putin in a weak position?
    Not one to be trifled with IMHO.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Time for a handle change. Maybe. Not an additional one, just changing my usual one.

    In honour of lifelong lying scaredy cats, I might go with Ignorant Lout.

    You could always use your service number, then complain when you get abusive phone calls.

  6. Delta A

    I might go with Ignorant Lout.

    Yeah nah, KD.

    You are indeed many things – entertaining, knowledgeable, informative and completely down to earth.

    Never ignorant.

  7. entropy

    Barry
    #3502614, posted on July 3, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    Why should the HC be immune from the destruction wrought by bringing sex into institutions.

    It was preordained that hysteria (in the uterine sense) would rear its ugly head as soon as the possessors of said wombs were placed as tokens on the bench.

    Despite men’s supposed preoccupation with sex, they rarely allow it to intrude into the institutions they create. Women, though, show their subservience to sexual imperatives, through their inability to view any issue through a lens other than one tinted by sex.

    It’s men’s fault, though, for it is they who have failed to defend their creations against attack from the inside. Nay, they have encouraged it.

    To be fair Barry, my oldest offsider tells me of the days she was teenage Secretary of a State manager of what is now a big 4 bank. In those days women weren’t allowed to wear pants and had to resign on marriage. The girls would never go to the archive room alone with a man, and always stood at the back of the lift facing forward. To do otherwise would result in copping a feel.

  8. egg_

    Many Chunk planes fly by the Ukraine airspace?
    Woops, my missile just went off!

  9. Darren John Mohr, a hulking Bondi drug kingpin who tried to import half a tonne of cocaine into Sydney by boat, has been jailed for at least 18 years.

    The bloke was arrested 1286 days ago.
    I know fairly well one of the blokes arrested with him, & he was sentenced years ago to a similar stretch.

    What took so long with this kingpin bloke?

  10. Dr Faustus

    Queensland police are now searching vehicles at the border, looking for smuggled Victorian refugees.

    With new rules in force from today, anyone entering Queensland from Victoria will be forced into hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own cost of about $3,000.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she had received an operational briefing from police concerned about people-smuggling in the back of trucks and cars crossing the border.

    Next Up: summary executions at Currumbin and Goondiwindi…

  11. 1735099

    “The diggers didn’t nickname him anything”

    Oh yes they did.
    They called him Noddy Newman.
    You would have no idea of the origin of the name.
    Either you are given a nickname or you’re not.
    I only served with one soldier who was not given a nickname.
    Generally, the specific origin of the name was obscure and not really important.
    What mattered was the moniker.
    You make it up as you go along, and attempt to distract with feeble abuse that would shame your average adolescent.
    To reiterate – you are a boring and ignorant lout.

  12. Struth

    Now the smoker beckons me.
    I’m doing beer can surprise.

    You get a heap of mince and make big paddies.
    Flatten then out a bit and then stick a beer can in them, wrapping the mince around it making a cup.
    You have already infused meat with your SPG etc and you then wrap the outside with bacon.
    Inside the cup you have made once the can is removed you place caramelised onions, mushrooms , whatever you like.
    Sit them on low heat about 200 F and smoke with hickory of similar.
    Just before it’s done you chuck grated cheese over the top and let it melt through.
    Good parmesan gives me the bight I like.
    A couple of those and you’ll be in heaven.

    However, you could also be blocked up for the next week, so you must consume with red wine.
    I recommend Lake Breeze Benoota shiraz from Langhorn’s creek.
    Have fire pit going in back yard.
    Get pissed.

    I should be doing a gig now so fuck it.

  13. cohenite

    The troll has Friday off from rummaging through the garbage bins of its 2 synapses. Shit of a person.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Delta:

    *blushing for the first time since 1988*

  15. areff

    Keith Miller on every school hall.

    And on bank notes. In a dinner jacket. With Princess Margaret sprawled on a crouch behind him, legs akimbo, garters undone and wearing a rapturous cross-eyed expression.

  16. Struth

    Fucking BITE BITE BITE

    Bite bite bite bite bite bite bite bite bite bite…………………………..x 100

  17. Frank:

    Where would the average CCP crony go if it came to it. It’s not as if there are lot of countries brimming with goodwill that want to take them in.

    Xi will probably go to Victoria as the next Premier, and then the PM – for – Life after that.

  18. MemoryFault

    LOL. Poor old MV. Nobody wants to read his stupid manual.

    True, Jupes.
    Nonetheless it seems everybody has an opinion about what it states.
    A conundrum of Catallaxian concerted cerebral contortion.

  19. jupes

    I’d rather be called Noddy than Jack.

  20. Delta A

    KD, love to know what happened in 1988.

    🙂

  21. calli

    Big Ears is taken, too.

  22. Tailgunner:

    BatFluXi wants to poke the Bear?
    Dude, don’t!

    Russia feels like China in the same way the West feels about Russia.
    Xi would just love for Putin to invade and bog down inside China.
    Even if the Russians used many, many nukes – and I’m talking about 200+, they would still be engulfed by China. And China would not stop at Russia’s borders.

  23. notafan

    Stopped and checked?

    Rellies from NSW didn’t even get stopped crossing the border into QLD this week.

  24. cohenite

    Zyconoclast
    #3502681, posted on July 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm
    Any one want to call her Karen?
    The Worstenburgs have been charged and face 4 years in jail
    https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/copscourts/couple-charged-with-felonious-assault-in-racially-charged-gun-incident-in-orion-townshlp/article_9c7ff9ee-bc84-11ea-a8a3-8b4fbc897f5c.html
    In case it has not been posted, here is a video showing the full confrontation.
    Watch from 4:56 to 8:44

    That is terrible. This is the world which the likes of the troll will deliver. That woman is pregnant and yet that black harridans threaten them both, obstruct them, stage an accident and the couple are forced to defend themselves; and now the guy has lost his job. This is going to get worse.

  25. Calli:

    Apparently The Diseased are hiding out in car boots in order to cross the Queensland border.
    Desperate times.

    But which way are they coming?
    I need to know so I can make sure I have enough ammo to thin the hordes a bit.

  26. miltonf

    I note Harry Saxe-Coburg Gotha is lecturing us again and Chilla Saxe-Coburg Gotha want to re engineer the world economy or something.

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I doubt that the diggers who served under him would agree.
    They nicknamed him “Noddy”.’

    These are your words. They – the diggers – nicknamed him Noddy. This is what you said – that the diggers nicknamed him Noddy. Which, if you’ve used English a bit sort of infers that they wouldn’t have nicknamed him Noddy – ‘conferred’ as you put it – if he was already called Noddy.

    The RMC blokes nicknamed him Noddy. Whether the digs became aware of it and used it is not the point. They didn’t give him the nickname, which you *gasp* said they did. Lie.

    Now – below, the observer can see that you’ve now tried to change words around, which changes the meaning
    of the sentence. Well – that was the intent, but it failed and had the unintended consequence of making you look even more than a pompous bag of shit than usual:

    “The diggers didn’t nickname him anything” (Ignorant lout – the coin’s still in the air Delta))

    ‘Oh yes they did.
    They called him Noddy Newman’, said the dissembling elderly gongbanger while waiting for dinner to be cooked for him, and trying to find ways to avoid being called Private Jack for the rest of the weekend.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’d rather be called Noddy than Jack.

    Well there’s Jack and there’s…

    Spring-heeled Jack

    The vast urban legend built around Spring-heeled Jack influenced many aspects of Victorian life, especially in contemporary popular culture. For decades, especially in London, his name was equated with the bogeyman, as a means of scaring children into behaving by telling them if they were not good, Spring-heeled Jack would leap up and peer in at them through their bedroom windows, by night.

    However, it was in fictional entertainment where the legend of Spring-heeled Jack exerted the most extensive influence, owing to his allegedly extraordinary nature. Three pamphlet publications, purportedly based on the real events, appeared almost immediately, during January and February, 1838. They were not advertised as fiction, though they likely were at least partly so.

    Fun wiki.

  29. cohenite

    The only racially charged aspect of the whole event was the black bitches calling the white couple every thing under the Sun

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘And on bank notes. In a dinner jacket. With Princess Margaret sprawled on a crouch behind him, legs akimbo, garters undone and wearing a rapturous cross-eyed expression.’

    Excellent point areff, and much more engaging than (justifiably) ridiculing elderly cowards.

    Keith Miller should have a day named after him. Not a public holiday – you’d still have to turn up for work after being on the piss and porking royalty all night, just as Miller would.

  31. custard

    Was nice this arvo when Evil Elvis decided to call in to my workplace.

    Pretty hard to miss an imposing 6’4” figure walking in and me saying “can I help you sir” when he replies g’day custard.

    We had a stubby of coronavirus each and compared notes.

    Top bloke, winning.

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    Good stuff custard.

  33. calli

    I’m curious, cohenite. Who took the other video and made it available? And why didn’t they step in to help the couple?

    Now I know, it becomes very clear. She was frightened for her baby. The hand over the belly said it all, and the women abusing her wouldn’t have missed it. They just didn’t care. There’s always a back story.

  34. cohenite

    And now the abc: good article:

    The Joke’s on Ita — and Taxpayers
    Peter O’Brien Quadrant Online 3rd July 2020
    When the ABC ambushes a senior federal minister on Q&A, its flagship current affairs program, by having a prepubescent girl ask him a question about ABC funding, as it did this week, you know the national broadcaster is totally off the leash. ABC managers and producers know that Coalition MPs are reluctant to go on Q&A because they well know the shoddy treatment they will get. So you would think that when a Coalition minister – the luvvies’ own paymaster, no less – agrees to appear, they might see that as an opportunity to metaphorically ‘bury the hatchet’.
    Regrettably, they did it literally.
    That ambush was more than a cynical ploy; it was also a serious mark of disrespect for someone who, on the strength of the last election, represents a majority of voters. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher should have responded ‘I am not here to answer gotcha questions from children, of any age’. But given the almost universal deference shown by world leaders to climate goddess Greta Thunberg that was probably a step too far. If he is not in his office right now working out ways of relieving the ABC of further cash, then he is a fool.
    That episode of Q&A was preceded by a self-serving rant from Paul Barry on Media Watch, also on the subject of ‘funding cuts’. This rant lasted almost the entire show and, of course, had nothing to do with calling errant media to account. Barry ran through a litany of ostensibly worthy programs that had been cut. Laughably, that list included ABC Life. Strangely, he never once mentioned that these cuts represented the decisions of ABC management, not the government. There is enough material in just these two programs for Chris Kenny, tireless chronicler of the ABC’s inanities and outrages, to write an entire book.
    Barry clearly believes that everything is sacred at the ABC and nothing should be axed. But perhaps, if he could put aside his ideology for a moment and exercise some discretion, if such exists, he might consider the case of a little gem called At Home Alone Together, the tail end of which I stumbled across while channel surfing in a Sydney hotel room recently. This is a new series of which eight episodes have been made, all hosted by Ray Martin.
    This is funny?
    As I watched, in horror, the last five minutes or so, I wondered if the rest of the program could be this bad. So I watched it next morning in iView. And yes, the whole thing is unutterable crap. A series of unfunny sketches — a trendy couple build a time machine to warn their past selves not to have kids; a stir-crazy middle-aged woman gives herself a make-over prior to coming out of lockdown; the unspeakably painful drek in the clip above — a gigglefest it most certainly isn’t. I watched in astonished incomprehension as Ray Martin claimed to have invented COVID-19. Whatever the ABC is paying for him to make a spectacle of himself it cannot be enough.
    Of course, the whole thing is littered with references to funding cuts, Donald Trump and so on. I have no particular fondness for Ray Martin but he has achieved a certain eminence in the media world. Why he would lend his name to this dross is a mystery. I’m tempted to say I watched this taxpayer-funded humour deficit unfold so you, dear readers, don’t have to. But in this case I urge everyone to check it out it person. You will only need to endure five minutes to get the ‘vibe’ of the thing.
    That ABC staff and management believe they should be immune from any of the financial vicissitudes that have been visited upon every other media organisation in the country, both public and private, speaks of an Olympic arrogance.
    This incessant lobbying about funding cuts is totally political and therefore contrary to the ABC Charter. Chairwoman Ita Buttrose would put a stop to it were she up to her august appointment. Certainly, her job is to help ensure the ABC’s independence, but that includes accommodating government policy inasmuch as it concerns the ABC and is not in breach of the ABC Act. She is a government appointee. If the government legislated to abolish or privatize the ABC it would be her duty to oversee the implementation of that decision. So it is with these funding freezes. If she cannot accept that, she may choose to lobby privately, but failing that she should resign or be sacked.
    Anyone who allows At Home Alone Together to be funded, produced and broadcast is clearly not up to the job.

  35. John Smith101

    Helen
    #3502504, posted on July 3, 2020 at 1:17 pm
    Bruce of Newcastle – why is the case against Maxwell being moved, to I think, New York?

    The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has jurisdiction over the Anthony Weiner evidence collection, Clinton Foundation, Epstein evidence collection, Ukraine.

    All interconnected; all related. Watch this closely in the coming weeks. It will likely be the gateway for what is to follow.

  36. mh

    Ghislaine deserves to be suicided.
    She chose not to change her name, now she must die.
    It must serve as a warning to all Ghislaines.

  37. calli

    Trivia alert. “To lout” is a verb. It means to bow to an authority figure.

    So KD, as I make my progress, I expect a lout, lout.

    😊

  38. H B Bear

    A bullet in the back of the head before zipping herself in a sports bag perhaps?

  39. MemoryFault

    There’s a manual ?

    Yeah. But it’s got a few words with more than one syllable.
    So you may need to get someone to read it to you.

    Frederic Bastiat – The Law.

  40. cohenite

    I’m curious, cohenite. Who took the other video and made it available? And why didn’t they step in to help the couple?

    I don’t know but at very least I’m just glad it came out because in the normal course of events it will exonerate them. But in the normal course of events they would not have been charged at all. This happened in Michigan where that evil bitch Gretchen whitmer is governor; she will crucify this couple despite everything they did being consistent with Michigan’s Stand Your Ground Law.

  41. Geriatric Mayfly

    Instead of starting wars on two fronts, now working feverishly to start wars on 8 fronts.

    Got to do something with all those boy children who cropped up under the ‘one child’ policy. Many must be old enough to march by now.

  42. William the Conjuror

    Cuckles.

    As you were named yesterday. It fits you. Go with it.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bid to stop Black Lives Matter rally fails

    The NSW Supreme Court has given the green light for a Black Lives Matter protest to be held in Newcastle at the weekend, dashing a NSW Police attempt to outlaw the event.

    Justice Christine Adamson refused an application from the NSW Police Commissioner to prohibit the event organised by Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties on the grounds it could allow the spread of COVID-19 among attendees.

    Justice Adamson said due to time restraints she would publish her written reasons by noon on Sunday, an hour before the protest is set to begin.

    Sunday’s rally, highlighting the impact of racism on Indigenous justice and health, is predicted to draw about 500 people to Newcastle’s Civic Park about 1pm, with speeches and a march to Pacific Park to follow.

    Justice Adamson’s ruling means protesters will not fall foul of police as long as they adhere to public health and order laws. The police were also ordered to pay costs for the hearing.

    After the ruling, organiser Taylah Gray said the court would be on “the right side of history”.

    From the Oz.

  44. areff

    Ghislaine deserves to be suicided.

    Her rotten dad got what he deserved. Fat bastard stole about $12k of my pension fund.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    Of course, calli, you are correct.

    ‘lout as the queen passed by’

    See, if I was an actual lout in the other sense of the term, I’d have said ‘I’d lout ya. Lout ya real good’ just now.

    Naturally, that sort of thing never crosses my mind.

    *curtsies*

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    Cap’n Bob. This might cheer you up areff.

    Ian Hislop, appearing at the Cheltenham Literary festival over the weekend to look back over Private Eye’s 50 years, regaled the audience with the tale of “Cooky’s finest hour” – the time he, the late proprietor Peter Cook and others invaded the office of arch enemy Robert Maxwell.

    The late Daily Mirror proprietor had got the Eye removed from newsstands over a potential libel and was planning to print a million copies of rival mag Not Private Eye. The Eye crew set about scuppering Not Private Eye by sending a crate of whisky to the journalists working on it – a ruse thought up by Cook.

    They then went round to the Mirror’s London HQ to find the aforementioned hacks “all legless in Maxwell’s office”, Hislop recalled. He nicked the Not Private Eye dummy (“the front page claimed I had been picked up soliciting for boys on Hampstead Heath. Which is absolutely untrue – it was Clapham Common,” he joked in Cheltenham). This later proved invaluable in persuading WH Smith to put Private Eye back on sale alongside Maxwell’s rip-off.

    Back in Maxwell’s office, Cook was really getting into his stride. “Peter calls up Mirror catering and orders a crate of champagne. He then rings the Mirror photography department saying we need some photos of ourselves. We then have to draw – in crayon – ‘Hello Captain Bob’ on the windows,” Hislop said. “Then Peter had the bright idea of calling up Maxwell in New York. He said: ‘I’d like to speak with Maxwell.’ ‘Why?’ was the answer. ‘Because I’m in his office.’ We all shouted: ‘Hello Captain Bob’ down the phone and were eventually thrown out of the building by Mirror security.” In your face, Jason Bourne.

  47. max

    Hagia Sophia to become a mosque again.

    You didn’t build that.

  48. Des Deskperson

    ‘The High Court was under no obligation to establish an inquiry.’

    But it was under and obligation, as an employee, to respond to complaints about workplace behaviour that could impact upon its duty of care responsibilities toward its staff. As I have indicated before, a similar investigation to that undertaken by the HC is standard practice in the APS in similar cases, although there are features of the Heydon case – apart from the complex legal issues outlined above – that are out of the ordinary.

    So how should the HC have managed the issue? On reflection, were I the CJ, I would have responded:

    the allegations are years old and the alleged perpetrator left the organisation some 7 years ago;

    at the time the HC had appropriate rules and practices in place to deal with work-based sexual harassment – I’m sure this would have been the case – including trained staff to whom reports about sexual harassment complaints could be made in confidence;

    we received no complaints at the time about Judge Heydon;

    the complainants are entitled to take their cases to the civil or criminal courts.

    It might sound a bit heartless and would take a bit of guts, but…

  49. Nick

    Yeah. But it’s got a few words with more than one syllable.
    So you may need to get someone to read it to you.

    Nothing you wrote then?
    That’s good. I don’t think I could stomach a book of late night poems of unrequited elderly lust.

  50. egg_

    I don’t need to in the lefty talking points of the day. What I need to know is who sends them.

    Going by their political donations largesse, GetUp! & FOTABC dictate policy via TheirABC and the Greens.

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Cuckles’

    Apologies, Miss, but I haven’t got the months you just spent recovering from being beaten up both here and by one actual person just to think of a pissweak nickhandle for you.

    So, because I’m a busy man and just because it’s you, I’m going to go with:

    Karate poof. KP.

    Now wash my cars and paint my fence. Wax on. Wax off. Keep the hair out of your eyes with your Coral Belt ($8.99 from mmadirect.com.au).

  52. egg_

    The NSW Supreme Court has given the green light for a Black Lives Matter protest to be held in Newcastle at the weekend,

    Novocastrians lives don’t matter?

  53. cohenite

    It might sound a bit heartless and would take a bit of guts, but…

    Instead the CJ has dismantled the integrity of the HC. If Heydon appeals any civil claim against him to the HC, what then.

  54. Knuckle Dragger

    Plus, that’s one of the failed namey names you tried on when you were 8th Dan(ielle, the fairy karate poof).

  55. areff

    Thanks, Mayfly. That laugh was worth at least a few bucks of the $12k. They reckon fatso hung off the back off his yacht for some time, dislocating his shoulder in the process. Dear God but I hope it hurt.

  56. Top Ender

    where the legend of Spring-heeled Jack exerted the most extensive influence, owing to his allegedly extraordinary nature

    About 40 years ago I was a member of a touring drama society. About 50 of us toured regional towns and villages. One of the plays was a melodrama – Only an Orphan Girl. Had moustachioed villains, a pure and simple hero, a comely lass who just might have a bit of native cunning, an evil mother in law and so on.

    Great fun to stage, and rather politically incorrect, even for the times.

    The whole thing was fuelled on alcohol and adrenaline. Enormous audience participation helped.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    Pies v Jabingdon starts in four minutes.

  58. MemoryFault

    I don’t think I could stomach a book of late night poems of unrequited elderly lust.

    Sorry. Not one of mine. My last ‘adult’ offering was “Amorous Adventures of the Aged”.
    But you probably wouldn’t enjoy that either. The physical postures are quite demanding.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    If that doesn’t get LL off his arse and in here nothing will.

  60. jupes

    This is a new series of which eight episodes have been made, all hosted by Ray Martin.
    This is funny?

    On the other hand it is good to see Ray Martin reviving his comedy career, the highlight of which was John Safran and Shane Paxton going through Ray’s garbage bin.

    Hilarious.

  61. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Good stuff Evil Elvis & Custard! 😉

  62. jupes

    About 40 years ago I was a member of a touring drama society.

    Well that’s one way to describe the navy I suppose.

  63. Nick

    The physical postures are quite demanding.

    Yep, nothing quite beats a reverse zimmer

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Law must change’ on past sex claims

    Emily Ritchie
    Reporter
    Nicola Berkovic
    Legal Affairs Correspondent
    @NicBerko
    58 minutes ago July 3, 2020

    The NSW government is being urged to amend a “poorly drafted” law which “gives rise to prejudice” after a man accused of rope was told he would have to face trial without being allowed to tell the jury of the complainant’s extensive history of making false sexual assault complaints.

    The provision, section 293 of the Criminal Procedure Act, is aimed at protecting rope victims from being cross-examined on their prior sexual history. However, it has been interpreted by the NSW courts as also preventing any evidence of prior false sexual-azzault complaints by ­victims.

    Unlike in other states and territories, judges in NSW have no discretion to include such evidence in “exceptional circumstances”. In this case, a man known as Jackmain has been prevented from introducing evidence at his trial of 12 incidents in which the complainant allegedly made false sexual ­assault claims.

    These included two separate incidents in which the woman made false complaints to police, prompting investigations that ended in her admitting the allegations were fabricated.

    She was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, making a false report to police after the second incident in 2009.

    Jackmain appealed against the decision to exclude the evidence and argued that, if the evidence must be excluded, there should be a permanent stay on his prosecution because it would cause such unfairness.

    A panel of five appeal judges threw out his appeal on Friday.

    NSW Court of Appeal judge Mark Leeming agreed that this case was “exceptional” and that s293 was “not well drafted”, “needlessly complex” and contained “textual errors”.

    From the Oz

  65. egg_

    The physical postures are quite demanding.

    Yep, nothing quite beats a reverse zimmer

    Swinging from the chandelier via a Zimmer?

  66. mh

    Trump regrets Kushner advice on prison reform

    President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president’s thinking tell Axios.

    Behind the scenes: One person who spoke with the president interpreted his thinking this way: “No more of Jared’s woke s***.” Another said Trump has indicated that following Kushner’s advice has harmed him politically…

    https://www.axios.com/trump-kushner-second-thoughts-408d5a33-725d-442a-88e4-d6ab6742c139.html?utm_campaign=organic&utm_medium=socialshare&utm_source=twitter

  67. custard

    One thing I shared with Evil Elvis this afternoon was that the automotive sector has gone ballistic.

    A Toyota dealership in our city of Perth that would do 200 in a (really good month) did 420 in June and delivered 380.

    Wtf is driving this? I can understand why I’m busy in caravans …..but this?

  68. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    Anybody know when Numbers was discharged from the Army?

    Just that he seems to speak so authoritatively of Campbell Newman’s time in the army.
    His nickname, every time Major Newman stubbed his toe on bivouac, what each digger thought of him, etc.

    To be so full bottle on all this contemporary information, & to know so much better than anybody else here, Numbers must have either served under him or in the same unit.

    Campbell Newman was commissioned in 1985.

  69. MemoryFault

    Yep, nothing quite beats a reverse zimmer

    Don’t joke about it.
    Releasing the wheel brake then reapplying it at the instant of maximum forward thrust, is tricky.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Well that’s one way to describe the navy I suppose.’

    Snort chortle snork.

    C’mon TE. That was pretty good.

  71. Frank

    The physical postures are quite demanding.

    Yep, nothing quite beats a reverse zimmer

    Cleveland Steamer you say? Nah, just the bag broke.

  72. Fleeced

    Wtf is driving this? I can understand why I’m busy in caravans …..but this?

    Could some of it just be a holdover from previous months?

  73. cohenite

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3502769, posted on July 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm
    ‘Law must change’ on past sex claims
    Emily Ritchie
    Reporter
    Nicola Berkovic
    Legal Affairs Correspondent
    @NicBerko
    58 minutes ago July 3, 2020

    Another reason why I tell clients to settle, negotiate, anything to avoid the courts.

  74. MemoryFault

    Swinging from the chandelier via a Zimmer?

    Don’t be silly.
    You hang the zimmer in the chandelier and swing from that, upside down.
    With a half twist on delivery for extra bonus points.

  75. jupes

    Anybody know when Numbers was discharged from the Army?

    Early ’70s.

    Numbers spent about 2% of his life in the army. He spent about 1% of his life in Vietnam and he spent about half of that doing the hard yards, before he went jack on his mates and became a blanket folder / projectionist.

    0.5% of his life was honourable.

  76. dover_beach

    Under oath, Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting partner (ABR) states “we do a dissection” of babies, harvesting organs even while they have beating hearts

    “I can see hearts that are not in an intact [baby] that are beating independently”

    https://twitter.com/LilaGraceRose/status/1278072413499068416?s=19
    But look over there, the middle ages!

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Trying Really Hard news (the Hun):

    ‘Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine program will be completely overhauled with senior government bureaucrats axed from the task force, after it was revealed security guards contributed to outbreaks in Melbourne suburbs.

    ‘Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kym Peake announced Operation Soteria to start from Monday. But department insiders say senior bureaucrats previously involved had been left out of the new task force, including deputy secretary Melissa Skillbeck, who had been the head of the COVID-19 Emergency Accommodation and Enforcement Compliance functions.

    ‘Others have also returned to their normal roles or moved on.’

    Pissweak expendables.

    Thoroughly deserving of getting the lemon and sars, but there should be higher-paid heads on the block as well. And they know it.

  78. jupes

    Just glancing at it, but it looks like a good game at the ‘G.

  79. Mitch M.

    custard
    #3502772, posted on July 3, 2020 at 7:56 pm
    One thing I shared with Evil Elvis this afternoon was that the automotive sector has gone ballistic.

    A Toyota dealership in our city of Perth that would do 200 in a (really good month) did 420 in June and delivered 380.

    Wtf is driving this? I can understand why I’m busy in caravans …..but this?

    Recent changes
    From 12 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 the instant asset write-off:

    threshold amount for each asset is $150,000 (up from $30,000)
    eligibility has been expanded to cover businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million).

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    So I was talking with two mates today. One is a fellow former infanteer, and the other’s an ex-pusser.

    Acquaintance rocks up: ‘Hey, I’ve got a question for you blokes.’

    Points at me and first mate^ – ‘You two were in the military, and Martin (third one) you were in the Navy, so sort of….’

    Ex-pusser lost his shit. Fabulous theatre.

    ^I know right?

  81. Eyrie

    “Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine program will be completely overhauled with senior government bureaucrats axed from the task force”

    Now if the axe was really taken to them, you’d be talking.

  82. Eyrie

    I did hear today that car sales are going gangbusters in Toowoomba too.

  83. MemoryFault

    From 12 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 the instant asset write-off:

    Not to mention the three million plus people who mostly just liberated ten grand out of their super fund. Ditto for record rebound in retail sales in May.
    Don’t expect it to last.

  84. jupes

    Ex-pusser lost his shit. Fabulous theatre.

    No doubt the term “senior service” was mentioned.

    Complete bullshit of course but they actually believe that shit.

  85. MemoryFault

    Time for a movie.
    Anybody got any suggestions?
    Preferably on Netflix.

  86. jupes

    Really good footy at the minute even though it is pouring rain.

    It might be a bit premature to rail about the state of the game.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Complete bullshit of course but they actually believe that shit.

    The last service to abolish flogging as a disciplinary measure, and has retained hanging from the yardarm and keelhauling?

  88. Boambee John

    Winston

    Russia feels like China in the same way the West feels about Russia.
    Xi would just love for Putin to invade and bog down inside China.

    Old joke from 1969, when the Soviet Union and China were exchanging shots across the Ussuri River, in northern Manchuria, not too far northwest of Vladivostok.

    Finally Brezhnev got sick of it and ordered the Guards Tank Armies to invade.

    On Day 1, they advanced 50 miles, and captured 100,000 Chinese troops in a pincer movement.

    On Day 2, an advance of over 100 miles, and 250,000 Chinese troops captured.

    On Day 3, an advance of 150 miles, and 500,000 prisoners.

    On Day 4, the Guards Tank Armies closed a 250 mile pincer movement, capturing a million Chinese soldiers.

    That evening, Mao phoned Brezhnev, and asked “Do you give up!”

  89. MemoryFault

    has retained hanging from the yardarm and keelhauling?

    Such cruel and inhumane treatments should never be inflicted on servicemen.
    They should be reserved for politicians.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    Investors in Plague Barge International, you’ve done your cash.

    $15.88. Up from $12.00, down from $72.00.

  91. Tintarella di Luna

    how prescient is this article written in 2015 by the same lawyer Graham Hyrce who wrote the Spectator article about the compromised High Court in its Dyson Heydon decisions posted by cohenite #3502580, posted on July 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm

  92. Boambee John

    Got to do something with all those boy children who cropped up under the ‘one child’ policy. Many must be old enough to march by now.

    Known as the “Little Emperors” in their youth and adolescence. When they start dying in large numbers, Xi will find that he has more problems than Kung Flu.

    Chinese culture is family focussed. The death of a Little Emperor, a sole child, will end a family line. There will be many upset parents.

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    On this day 80 years ago, the Poms smashed the soon-to be Vichy French fleet to small pieces of surrender monkey in an Algerian port.

    And rightly so.

  94. shatterzzz

    I wouldn’t, normally, put family pix up but it’s not often Grandkids 7 & 8 turn out to be identical twins .. meet Tristan & Jonah .. 6 weeks ..
    https://ibb.co/Gn3r7HQ

  95. Tintarella di Luna

    Under oath, Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting partner (ABR) states “we do a dissection” of babies, harvesting organs even while they have beating hearts

    “I can see hearts that are not in an intact [baby] that are beating independently”

    https://twitter.com/LilaGraceRose/status/1278072413499068416?s=19
    But look over there, the middle ages!

    Living breathing evil supported wholeheartedly by the DEMONCRATS

  96. mh

    Congrats, Shatterzzz.

    Reminded me of Ron and Reg.

  97. Tintarella di Luna

    wonderful news and thanks for sharing shatterzzz

  98. jupes

    Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti!

    One of my favourite non-Eagles players. You can’t help but wish him well.

  99. H B Bear

    Wtf is driving this? I can understand why I’m busy in caravans …..but this?

    Instant asset write-off.Seen the accountant and made $100k profit. Buy a Landcruiser and … poof… it’s gone.a

  100. H B Bear

    Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti

    The answer when Irishman Adam Goodes says the ALPFL is racist.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    On this day 80 years ago, the Poms smashed the soon-to be Vichy French fleet to small pieces of surrender monkey in an Algerian port.

    Smashed 1300 French sailors to Hell and gone.

    Churchill wrote “This was the most hateful decision, the most unnatural and painful in which I have ever been concerned”

  102. areff

    MV: Just finished watching a four-parter on the Tokyo war crimes trials. Very good indeed.

    Here is at IMDB

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7854302/

  103. Megan

    Congratulations to you and your family, shatterzzz. Twice the fun!

  104. Mitch M.

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3502817, posted on July 3, 2020 at 9:19 pm
    On this day 80 years ago, the Poms smashed the soon-to be Vichy French fleet to small pieces of surrender monkey in an Algerian port.

    Smashed 1300 French sailors to Hell and gone.

    Churchill wrote “This was the most hateful decision, the most unnatural and painful in which I have ever been concerned”

    Some months ago I watched a doco on that which argued that the French admiral was an arrogant prick who refused to negotiate with the British officer of a lower rank so onwards towards the carnage.

  105. Helen

    John Smith101
    #3502739, posted on July 3, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for that John.

  106. notafan

    Congratulations shatterzzz!

    Lots of new grandchildren for cats atm

  107. rickw

    Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine program will be completely overhauled with senior government bureaucrats axed from the task force, after it was revealed security guards contributed to outbreaks in Melbourne suburbs.

    These are the same scum that have been fining the peasants and wrecking their businesses over bat flu?

  108. Mitch M.

    The doco may have been this one. He is a naval historian and provides some interesting vids. His one on the disastrous Russian fleet that set sail to fight Japan pre WW1 is hilarious.

    I guess if Admiral Gensoul felt a mere Captain was of an inferior rank and insulting to him he must have considered a 15″ shell to be equal in rank to himself and worthy of a personal meeting with himself.

  109. dover_beach

    Hey Tiger, you’ll love this:

    According to a report from Axios, President Trump is done listening to his son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling White House staff he wants “No more of Jared’s woke shit”.

    https://t.co/7YF6tBJ6GW

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Some months ago I watched a doco on that which argued that the French admiral was an arrogant prick who refused to negotiate with the British officer of a lower rank so onwards towards the carnage.

    I don’t have a reference, but I’ve read the same thing.

    FWIW, the French suffered the highest casualty rates among the victorious Powers in Wobbly Wobbly One. Nearly SEVENTY PERCENT of all the men they mobilized were casualties – might explain why they weren’t too interested in an action replay in 1940. (John Terraine “The Smoke and the Fire. “)

  111. Fisky

    This is India hitting the Chicoms where it hurts. The dumb Wumao incel losers who support the CCP are going to be crushed!

    Parth Jindal
    @ParthJindal11
    The unprovoked attack by the Chinese on Indian soil on our brave jawaans has been a huge wake up call and a clarion call for action – we
    @TheJSWGroup
    have a net import of $400mn from China annually and we pledge to bring this down to zero in the next 24 months #BoycottChina

  112. shatterzzz

    One piece of luck for the Cowboys to come out tonight’s Eels thrashing .. with Melbourne Storm re-locating to Qld Cameron Smith and Craig Bellamy can continue their “WE FEEL THE PAIN” tour on to Townsville this weekend .. LOL!

  113. Steve trickler

    The first debate is going to be epic. Until that moment, forget the polls. ( :



  114. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2m
    NASDAQ HAD ITS 23RD RECORD CLOSE OF THE YEAR. OTHER EXCHANGES ARE FOLLOWING CLOSELY BEHIND. TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL REMAINING. BIG MONTHS UPCOMING. NEXT YEAR, DEPENDING ON AN ELECTION WIN, WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST EVER!
    @LouDobbs

  115. rickw

    6.5 Creedmore @ 3000 yards!

  116. rickw

    Trump + Mount Rushmore + Fireworks!

  117. rickw

    Chris Cuomo is such a POS:

  118. Top Ender

    Scrolled back…very funny Jupes and Knuckles and anybody else…I will get you yet!

  119. Sinclair Davidson

    See the Bombers fly up

  120. Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr

    First day back in the shop has gone okay so far.
    We were caught short by Pony-Girl giving only Three days notice – wasn’t sure how it’d go.

    People so thrilled to be able to breast a bar & blow the froth off one that they really don’t mind much else.

    As long as I’m providing beer in a glass they’re happy.
    Optional:
    The beer actually being cold.
    Barstools.
    Food (none – kitchen not open)
    Air conditioning (they’ll wear stifling heat if there’s beer)
    TV, jukebox, or other such stuff (there’s none in my place today)
    The place looking like a building site (it does)
    Beer being fresh (it’s several months old)

    Much of the electronic equipment didn’t work, played up, or is malfunctioning.
    They could overlook anything – coz there’s beer. In a glass. In a public bar.

  121. MemoryFault

    MV: Just finished watching a four-parter on the Tokyo war crimes trials. Very good indeed.

    Thanks Areff.
    But in my mood I was in need of some more lighthearted entertainment.
    I just watched A.X.L.

  122. Top Ender

    jupes…No doubt the term “senior service” was mentioned.

    Complete bullshit of course but they actually believe that shit.

    Here we go then.

    Who marches in front in parades?

  123. Maj

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2m
    NASDAQ HAD ITS 23RD RECORD CLOSE OF THE YEAR. OTHER EXCHANGES ARE FOLLOWING CLOSELY BEHIND. TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL REMAINING. BIG MONTHS UPCOMING. NEXT YEAR, DEPENDING ON AN ELECTION WIN, WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST EVER!
    @LouDobbs

    President Trump’s Second Term is guaranteed.

  124. MemoryFault

    First day back in the shop has gone okay so far.

    Yep.
    Heading back to Bribie Island Monday for lunch at the Woorim pub.
    First time I’ll have been out to lunch at a pub since before Marilyn died at the beginning of last year.
    Time to start getting my life back into some semblance of order and normality.
    Pity I’ll be on my lonesome. First time for that in decades.

  125. Zyconoclast

    Trump regrets Kushner advice on prison reform

    Until Trump boots J&I to Greenland, I’m calling fake news.

  126. EvilElvis

    Was nice this arvo when Evil Elvis decided to call in to my workplace.

    Thanks for the ‘beer of our time’ and the chat, custard. Good to catch you again.

    When a giant clown rocks into your showroom at 4.30pm on a Friday arvo looking like he’s fresh from a gay Greek wedding and gets met with “how can I help you, sir?”, well, that fellow is at the top of his profession. Or its the code saying for the admin girl to call security. Anywho… 😁

    I think the super withdrawals, instant write off as you and fleeced mentioned above and Jobkeeper have helped move a few cars. One of my younger ex-employees with poor current job prospects is off car shopping for an upgrade. No apparent savings and low probability of finance so best guess is handouts are getting her along.

    We need to revisit and build on the infiltration of the libs to, custard. Might be the quickest and dirtiest path to results long-term. It’s worked for the other bastards.

  127. EvilElvis

    Hope it all gets rolling smoothly, Salvatore. Always a few teething dramas when things haven’t been working for awhile.

  128. EvilElvis

    And bloody hell, custards Avans are beautiful thing.

  129. MemoryFault

    We need to revisit and build on the infiltration of the libs to, custard.
    Might be the quickest and dirtiest path to results long-term.

    Good luck with that, Elvis. You’ll need it.
    Along with a miracle or two.

  130. K2

    No Steele Sidebottom. No Collingwood. LOL

  131. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’ slogan is now illegal, Chinese Government says
    The popular protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” connotes separatism or subversion, the city’s Government says, pointing to crimes that are covered under the new national security law imposed by Beijing.

  132. jupes

    Who marches in front in parades?

    The juniors.

    Let’s check the history:

    The colonial armies were officially united as the Commonwealth Military Forces in the Defence Act of 1903.

    That would be the beginning of the Australian Army. What about the RAN?

    At an Imperial Conference held in 1909, it was decided to deploy to Australian waters a naval unit consisting of at least a battle cruiser, three second class cruisers, six destroyers, three submarines and a number of auxiliaries. Detailed discussions were held on 19 August 1909 between representatives of the British Admiralty and the Australian Government that resulted in a decision to proceed with the establishment of an Australian Fleet Unit. The first units of this Navy, the destroyers, HMA Ships Yarra and Parramatta, reached Australian waters in November 1910 and in the following year on 10 July 1911, His Majesty King George V granted the title of ‘Royal Australian Navy’ to the Commonwealth Naval Forces.

    Missed it by eight years.

  133. Mark A

    Getting late and the usual Friday night forum frolic is no longer happening.
    Where are Armadillo and others? I know Arky is busy tinkering with his restoration, finished the battery holder according to his last vid.

    Lame pics.

  134. mh

    Fox News

    Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages

    Trump should say “Yep, it’s another Democrat disaster”.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Who marches in front in parades?’

    I thought Captain Blood N Guts Sneath banned the RAN from marching anywhere.

  136. Top Ender

    Bollocks Jupes.

    Naval forces are always older than naval forces, at least in the Western world.

  137. MemoryFault

    Thanks Mark.
    Yeah – a bit dead around here.
    Maybe things will perk up with the new thread.

  138. Hope it all gets rolling smoothly, Salvatore. Always a few teething dramas when things haven’t been working for awhile.

    Thanks Elvis.
    The rushed time-frame (Three days) wasn’t much help.
    I’m the only pub in town that has opened, the others – believing (as did I) that they had another week up their sleeve, had gone in for some serious dismantling of equipment for full servicing & couldn’t put it together in time.

    There’s a lot of gear we didn’t get to test run, some of it malfunctioned when pressed into service.
    There’s quite some operational issues with the special covid rules we have to work to.

    The main threat to the business didn’t happen until 35 minutes after we opened – Dunno what took ’em so long, you’d expect them to call before or right on opening time.
    They don’t much like me now.
    They may have been perceptive enough to get the impression that I don’t give a continental what they think.

  139. I thought Captain Blood N Guts Sneath banned the RAN from marching anywhere.

    Quite so.
    They Navy may get it’s uniform dirty or something, stumbling on an improperly marked trip-hazard en-route.
    Leading the parade is now up to ex-servicemen.

  140. Top Ender

    Bollocks Jupes.

    Naval forces are always older than ARMY forces, at least in the Western world.

  141. EvilElvis

    The main threat to the business didn’t happen until 35 minutes after we opened – Dunno what took ’em so long, you’d expect them to call before or right on opening time.

    But, but! Everything’s back to normal!

    Shit, it wasn’t a local government styled threat was it?

  142. Top Ender

    A bit old but I’ll leave you with it:

    The “Senior Service” – why is the Navy so-often called?

    A sure way of ensuring rage from Army colleagues is for a Navy member to start up a discussion as to the order of protocol for a march, or a display, or whatever – and insisting that Navy goes first, in that “the Navy is the Senior Service”. Try it and see!

    But what is the background, and indeed the validity of this argument? The usual suggestion is that the Royal Navy is the oldest service in Britain’s history. There was a “standing Navy” in Tudor times, whereas the Army was an occasional thing, dating back from the “feudal levies”, which were bands of trained soldiers brought to the Sovereign’s service as occasion dictated by the barons and knights of the realm.

    Indeed, if we examine the history of the British Navy, we can see that many historians trace it back to King Alfred’s time, when in 885AD he “…went out to sea in ships and fought against four ships’ companies of Danes”. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle suggests that a tax for the upkeep of a fleet had been made by the time of Edward the Confessor’s accession in 1043. It is well-known that the marauding armies of, say, Edward III, who was the victor of the Battle of Crecy in 1346, were raised for the time and then paid off when the need had passed. Indeed, there have been suggestions made that this was one of the factors that led to the successful invasion of Britain in 1066 by William the Conqueror: King Harold’s army had been kept on hand for too long, and its soldiers wanted to go home to get the harvest in…

    A rationale for keeping naval forces on hand relates to the way armies and navies were used from their earliest times. An army’s main tactics related to skills that could be kept up without the soldiers being in a permanent force: the use of bow and simple sword was a skill that an average rural inhabitant of Britain might be expected to keep for defence and for hunting. It is admitted, of course, that the more sophisticated cavalry skills of lance and shield on a horse demanded more practice, but these were the province of the elite of knights, the ownership of a horse and armour being beyond the average man. Thus the main body of troops did not need to be professional soldiers. However, the handling of a ship at sea demanded more practice, and moreover ships needed to be maintained and kept ready for use. Therefore, for example, the British in 1217 were able to put immediately to sea a force of 36 ships to deal with a French fleet threatening attack off Dover. And so down the years the monarchs saw to it that a full-time force was maintained. Under Henry VIII the Navy rose to new heights, and under Drake and Hawkins Queen Elizabeth’s fleet defeated the Spanish in one of the most decisive battles of all time, in 1588, with the annihilation of the Armada.

    A permanent army, by contrast, does not seem to be a feature of British history until the “New Model” force under Cromwell. In return for regular pay and a professionally-organised force, this well-trained body “…was a National army, as distinct from the various county associations which had hitherto fought the war…” Indeed, as one Encyclopedia notes, there is indeed some seniority involved in the prefix “Royal” for the Navy: “The incorporation of the royal navy was in contrast to the land forces, which are descended from parliamentary forces and hence are not royal”.

    The bequeathing of traditions, customs, and ship battle honours from the RN to its daughter-service of the RAN means that the Royal Australian Navy has inherited the term “senior service” as well. Indeed, the term is still in popular use, as the Australian Defence Force saw recently: “Defence Minister Robert Hill will congratulate the incoming Chief of Navy and says he looks forward to working closely with the new head of the ADF’s senior service”.

    References:
    Department of the Minister for Defence. Media Release. (Min 324/02). “Royal Australian Navy Changes Command”. Tuesday, 2 July 2002.
    Hill, JR (ed.) The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    Lambert, Nicholas A. Australia’s Naval Inheritance. Canberra; Department of Defence (Navy), 1998.
    Lockyer, Roger. Tudor and Stuart Britain. London: Longman: 1971.
    Stevens, Dr David. Director – RAN Naval Historical Directorate. “The Commonwealth Naval Forces and the creation of an Australian Navy”. Draft of article, in the possession of the author.
    The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. http://www.britannia.com/history/docs/1036-42.html
    Wikipedia. http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy
    Watson, David. Battlefield Detectives. UK: Granada, 2003.

  143. MemoryFault

    Since it’s so quiet – a repost to while away the time as we wait for the new thread

  144. K2

    They are auctioning the Essendon and Collingwood jumpers from tonight’s game. ANZAC edition etc. I reckon whoever has Steele Sidebottom’s daks in Willy should auction them. Top Dollar.

  145. Steve trickler

    You can’t fault his voice.



  146. The main threat to the business didn’t happen until 35 minutes after we opened – Dunno what took ’em so long, you’d expect them to call before or right on opening time.

    But, but! Everything’s back to normal!
    Shit, it wasn’t a local government styled threat was it?

    Sorry, my omission.
    Police.
    They’re the greatest threat to my business.

    Probably 60% of mental energy goes into trying to second-guess the police, (or the Fire Brigade or Health Inspector)
    The Fire Brigade & Health Inspector are principally why I didn’t open the kitchen or the accommodation.
    It’s enough for one day to have to deal with the Police in the bar.

    I’ll work up the energy to do battle with the others another day. The kitchen will be last cab off the rank, probably not for a few weeks.

  147. K2

    Wish that Massive Attack – Paradise Circus was me and Liz Storer.

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