Tuesday Forum: July 7, 2020

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  1. MatrixTransform

    those fucking brushies are running down the back fence crashing and squealing and making awful guttural noise while I sit here.

    …possum pie sounds good

  2. JC

    Help a fellow boomer (how do you fellow booms, etc).

    What the he is Sezzle and why is it up 2200% over 3 months?

  3. Rockdoctor

    Banjo Bakery near Cardiff. Intrigued now so will have to check out on my next trip to Newcastle.

  4. JC

    Seds

    Can you put that in plain English? What’s up 2200%

  5. egg_

    Coronavirus Australia: Three different strains of virus identified by Cambridge University researchers

    Researchers have found three distinct strains of COVID-19, with two of them popping up in Australia including one closest to the “root of the outbreak”.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bespoke – Tail twitching on a rounded light fitting would be an exercise in careful balance! I’ve a letterbox with a semicircular top, sometimes they slide off it.

  7. bespoke

    Test

    [url=https://postimg.cc/56dzySPT][img]https://i.postimg.cc/56dzySPT/wag.jpg[/img][/url]

  8. Carpe Jugulum

    bespoke
    #3509395, posted on July 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Test

    Yeah, nah

  9. bespoke

    Well BoN got the link. All good 😎.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    As for the other pressing concerns of the blog, my reading this evening is 5 Days in August accompanied by some Froggy wine, so nukes are covered, but I’ve only been in the Banjos at Glendale once. Wasn’t impressed, so I took my patronage to Bakers Delight instead. And the lady possum has wandered off after half a slice of bread and two carrots. She was hungry.

  11. DrBeauGan

    The first thing to do is to reclaim the institutions, particularly the media.

    I recommend supporting the dissident bloggers like Paul Joseph Watson, Paul Weston and others financially. There’s no point in doing much with the MSM beyond emulating Cardimona and Cassie. And demanding the rabzing of the ABC.

  12. Makka

    There’s a story doing the rounds that the Andrews’ govt is covering up a strong link between the outbreak in the towers and the BLM protest a month ago.

    Everyone knows there’s a connection. It will never be stated though. The ethnics in the virus epicentre in the North are the cornerstone of Dickhead Dan’s constituency. He’s locked down all of the Peninsula and SE Melb with FK ALL covid cases yet Geelong with a shitload (ethnics) is still outside the wire.

    Enola Gay neeeds to fly again and do a quick run over the Towers of Disease.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    5 Days in August

    Highly recommended, indeed.

  14. …and it’s all BS to make Trump look bad.

  15. Frank

    And the lady possum has wandered off after half a slice of bread and two carrots. She was hungry.

    We had possums in Melbourne the would raid the kitchen and make off with whole loaves of bread still in the bag. Mind you, we lived close to the Collingwood football club.

  16. DrBeauGan

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #3509401, posted on July 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    The first thing to do is to reclaim the institutions, particularly the media.

    I recommend supporting the dissident bloggers like Paul Joseph Watson, Paul Weston and others financially. There’s no point in doing much with the MSM beyond emulating Cardimona and Cassie. And demanding the [email protected] of the ABC.

  17. JC

    Dot , never heard of them until now. I presume they’re a competitor to Afterpay.

  18. ZIP are ripping up too.

    Sold KGN too early. Was going to go into QAN but Lockdown Bugaloo II means I should load up on crap like APT.

  19. Rockdoctor

    Just found out family member locked down in Mitchel Shire. WTF, he is 100km north of Melbourne & 40km north of a outbreak centre at Wallan. Most of Mitchell is rural with successive incompetent councils, they really are jumping at shadows now…

  20. JC

    Dot

    I’m a little pessimistic about Afterpay. If they get to big visa will likely crush them in some way. I understand the concept that instead of the buyer paying interest, the seller is the one that cops a hiding, however getting around this shouldn’t be too difficult for Visa and Mastercard.

  21. Makka

    Most of Mitchell is rural with successive incompetent councils, they really are jumping at shadows now…

    Rockie,
    Andrews had to lock down a huge portion of the state UNAFFECTED so as to appear to not be racist in locking up the real problem, ie the ME ethnics in and around the towers area. The outbreak is actually located in a handful of postcodes N an NW of the CBD. Full of fkg immigrants.

  22. JC

    Dot

    I’m itching to buy the US banks for the longterm, but for that, Trump has to be ahead in the polls. Biden winning would crush the banks. Similarly, a win the orange oaf would see them zoom.

  23. notafan

    Agreed Makka

    None for miles around here and the vast majority play the social distancing rules without the heavy hand of Typhoid Dan

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Go to university, they said. It will make you smarter, they said:

    ‘Police are investigating why a man who was shot dead was wearing a faulty bulletproof vest, and if it was a case of ­hijinks gone wrong. Chris “Legsy” Jacobs, 39, was gunned down early last Saturday in Corio, near his caravan in the vicinity of Chaffey Square.

    ‘Detectives have yet to lay charges but it is understood the alleged shooter was known to the victim.
    Sources told the Herald Sun an essential panel designed to repel projectiles was missing from the bulletproof vest at the time of the shooting.’

    Pro tip: Only the armour in a bulletproof vest is bulletproof. If you take the armour plate out, it’s not bulletproof any more and you shouldn’t get your mates to shoot you until it’s back in.

    ‘Georgia Finnigan described her friend Mr Jacobs as “so intelligent and so smart”.’

    Obviously. Or not.

    “He was cleaning up his act. He did four years at uni but he got into the wrong crowd,” she said.

    That Diploma of Rocket Science. Utterly wasted.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘We had possums in Melbourne the would raid the kitchen and make off with whole loaves of bread still in the bag. Mind you, we lived close to the Collingwood football club.’

    Frank.

    I don’t think they were possums.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Detectives have yet to lay charges but it is understood the alleged shooter was known to the victim.
    Sources told the Herald Sun an essential panel designed to repel projectiles was missing from the bulletproof vest at the time of the shooting.’

    That’s worth a “Darwin” Award, surely?

  27. H B Bear

    Snaeakers McGowan decides he can milk a few more weeks from the Covid scare and cancels Stage 5 relaxation – essentially back to normal except if you want to cross the Nullarbor. Community transmission in WA same as it always was – NIL.

    I hope this turns around to bite him. But doubt that it will.

  28. DrBeauGan

    White privilege in Sleeping midgets.
    I’m leaving Sleeping Giants, but not because I want to: How my white male co-founder gaslighted me out of the movement we built together.

    Oh goody! The bastards are eating each other. 😄

  29. 1735099

    ‘Ex military mate reckons when going bush everyone stinks pretty much the same, except the women, they stink to high heaven, he reckons you can smell them before you see them.’

    Bullshit.
    Gender has nothing to do with it.
    Diet is a major factor.
    I remember the distinctive odour of fish sauce in a bunker system we encountered in April 1970 near the Suoi Da Bang.

    At the end of our exercise through Shoalwater in November 1969, we boarded a RAAF Caribou for the flight back to Rockhampton airport prior to boarding a Herc back to Richmond. We’d been in the Shoalwater scrub for about two weeks without the benefit of a change of greens or a dobie.
    After we were strapped in, and had been sitting in the aircraft for twenty minutes or so, a very dapper looking Ronnie RAAF Caribou driver walked up the ramp.
    He had a carefully trimmed mustache and an immaculate flying suit. You could smell his deodorant.
    He got about halfway along the fuselage, muttered “Christ – you lot stink!” and headed for the cockpit in a hurry.
    Once we were airborne, the ramp opened, and we completed the journey to Rockhampton with it open, obviously to spare delicate RAAF nostrils.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    Attention Blog Management:

    I propose an award – the Legsy Jacobs Award for the stupidest person in Australia.

    It can be presented to a new person every month. Like the Walkleys.

    Nominations are open.

  31. stackja

    Makka
    #3509402, posted on July 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    LeMay used M47,

  32. bespoke

    vr
    #3509419, posted on July 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    LOL! they have the same problem, ego’s.

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Gender has nothing to do with it.’

    .. …

    ‘I remember the distinctive odour of fish sauce in a bunker’

    Seriously, must you bring your trans prejudice here every time you post?

  34. H B Bear

    ‘NamBob flashback.

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    Now he’s an expert on lady plumbing.

    Aside from the whole vagina/vulva thing.

    No really, an expert. Does anyone realise he was in Nam? That was before he was a pro bono advocate.

    It’s a cool story. Maybe we’ll hear about it one day.

  36. Twostix

    Australia’s domestic spy agency wants beefed-up powers to interrogate suspects as young as 14 and track cars without a warrant to protect the country from lone-wolf attacks.
    The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is seeking new powers that would allow operatives to attach basic tracking devices to cars and place them in handbags without a warrant to respond to threats fast.

    It is also pushing for laws that would allow suspects as young as 14 to be interrogated, saying the rise of right-wing extremism and the security threat of foreign interference and espionage has made it necessary.

    “Right wing extremism”.

    Asio knows how to play the media like a fiddle.

  37. Twostix

    If Asio tried to interrogate my sons without me they’d have a bad day.

    Absolute Dickheads.

  38. Nick

    Lol 14 year old right wing extremists. Asif.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Zulu – Indeed, since I bought it on your recommendation some time ago! But only have gotten around to reading it now. I’ve just finished one with a nuclear flavour called Hell’s Faire by John Ringo, which is fun scifi, therefore some real history was a logical sequel.

    I am finding Prof. Gordin over-analyses, but he’s an academic not a serviceman. The material is marvelous though.

    A really good scifi on nuclear warfare is Alas Babylon, by Pat Frank. Written in 1959 it has a realistic feel, even though Frank was a journalist – who had direct war correspondent experience in WW2 and the Korean War.

  40. stackja

    Dan wants people to wear masks. Banks will be surprised.

  41. egg_

    This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why.

    The mutation does not seem to lead to worse outcomes in patients. Nor did it alter the virus’s response to antibodies from patients who had the D variant, Choe said, suggesting that vaccines being developed based on the original version of the virus will be effective against the new strain.

  42. jupes

    Bullshit.
    Gender has nothing to do with it.
    Diet is a major factor.
    I remember the distinctive odour of fish sauce in a bunker system we encountered in April 1970 near the Suoi Da Bang.

    Soon after this boring event, Numbers went jack on his mates and transferred to the Q-store / theatre. Thus ended the 0.5% of his life lived honourably.

    At the end of our exercise through Shoalwater in November 1969, we boarded a RAAF Caribou for the flight back to Rockhampton airport prior to boarding a Herc back to Richmond. We’d been in the Shoalwater scrub for about two weeks without the benefit of a change of greens or a dobie.
    After we were strapped in, and had been sitting in the aircraft for twenty minutes or so, a very dapper looking Ronnie RAAF Caribou driver walked up the ramp.
    He had a carefully trimmed mustache and an immaculate flying suit. You could smell his deodorant.
    He got about halfway along the fuselage, muttered “Christ – you lot stink!” and headed for the cockpit in a hurry.
    Once we were airborne, the ramp opened, and we completed the journey to Rockhampton with it open, obviously to spare delicate RAAF nostrils.

    It’s telling that those who spent the least amount of time in the army tell the lamest ‘warries’.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Gender has nothing to do with it.

    Experience! Because there were just so many lady nashos in Vietnam.

  44. thefrollickingmole

    so someone who didnt do something is again telling others they are wrong and backing it up with the smell of fish sauce?

    Weird.
    Senile.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    ASIO are a political lobby group and nothing more.

    ‘trackers in handbags’

    Who do these cocks think they are? It’s not Maxwell Smart you clowns – put the Jason Bourne stream down right now.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He had a carefully trimmed mustache and an immaculate flying suit.

    What’s a pilot supposed to wear while flying – board shorts and a Bali “T” shirt?

  47. Knuckle Dragger

    Also, no such thing as a dapper Caribou pilot. All mine looked and acted like the Night Rider from Mad Max.

  48. Mater

    Bullshit.
    Gender has nothing to do with it.

    Had a lot of experience with females Section mates out bush, have you Bob?
    Explain to me why they were taken out of exercise every couple of days, for a wash, whilst the blokes kept going?

    Again, you talk about things well outside your experience and knowledge.

  49. jupes

    Lol 14 year old right wing extremists. Asif.

    Exactly. Who the hell do these dickheads think they are kidding?

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    The mutation does not seem to lead to worse outcomes in patients.

    Natural selection. Lethal variants tend to be noticed and caused unwanted attention, if you are a horny virus. Therefore by coming in under the radar you can further your species much more, before some knuckle-dragging hominid cramps your prospects with a horrible toxin like HCQ.

  51. rickw

    Bullshit.
    Gender has nothing to do with it.

    Heaven’s you’re a retard! He, unlike you, spent plenty of time on exercises and deployments with women.

  52. Knuckle Dragger

    A firm favourite emerges for the inaugural Legsy Jacobs Award.

  53. thefrollickingmole

    Have Wang and Biden ever been seen in the same room together?

    I’m detecting similar symptoms.
    Have there been any “ hair sniffing” bandit attacks in Wangville?

  54. Rex Anger

    @ HB Bear

    Sneakers McGowan decides he can milk a few more weeks from the Covid scare and cancels Stage 5 relaxation – essentially back to normal except if you want to cross the Nullarbor. Community transmission in WA same as it always was – NIL.

    Old Mate is now standing between this Anger and the only steam fix he will get this season. That sort of behaviour loses votes, and could even lead to inventive injuries with a coal shovel…

    Hotham Valley Railway at Dwellingup cannot run its very popular steam trains up the side of their mountain until the Social Distancing Restrictions are lifted. After several months of no running and being restricted in the passengers they can carry, HVR and Dwellingup need all the love and tourist traffic they can get.

    WA Cats, please consider visiting. Ditto Whiteman Park and the Bennett Brook Railway.

    (I will shill no more, I promise).

  55. rickw

    It is also pushing for laws that would allow suspects as young as 14 to be interrogated, saying the rise of right-wing extremism and the security threat of foreign interference and espionage has made it necessary.

    The ASISO cockheads should be seriously embarrassed.

  56. mh

    Can ASIO tell us what activities 14 year old right wing extremists in Australia might engage in?

  57. Rex Anger

    Also, no such thing as a dapper Caribou pilot. All mine looked and acted like the Night Rider from Mad Max.

    Betcha they flew like it too, right? 😉

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’m detecting similar symptoms.’

    That’s it! Menzies!

    Menzies is Corn Pop!

  59. Boambee John

    stackja
    #3509352, posted on July 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm
    areff
    #3509325, posted on July 10, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Curtis LeMay wanted least USAAF losses, most Japaneses destruction and no concern for Japanese lives.

    Hence he abandoned high level daylight “precision” attacks, and switched to low level night area attacks predominantly with incendiaries. The first big fire raid, on Tokyo on the night of 9/10 March 1945 killed (depending which source you believe) between 70,000 and 200,000. Then he worked his way around Japan. Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Kyoto were among the few cities not burned out.

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    Not quite, Rex. Still here.

    I just about shit myself when I discovered a plane could land sideways though.

  61. DrBeauGan

    Does the RoP count as ‘right wing’?

  62. Nick

    Be warned, the new HK security law

    This law is extraterritorial, which means it applies to anyone writing about China, whether they are in Hong Kong or London,” said Professor Tsang, who added that he would no longer feel safe travelling to Hong Kong. “I would absolutely consider it a risk,” he said.

    While Professor Tsang maintained that his academic output on China was “critical commentary” as opposed to “advocacy”, which could be prosecuted under the new law, he said he was not confident that Chinese authorities would see the situation in the same way.

  63. cohenite

    vr
    #3509419, posted on July 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    White privilege in Sleeping midgets.
    I’m leaving Sleeping Giants, but not because I want to: How my white male co-founder gaslighted me out of the movement we built together.

    This is what I mean; this is what the left do; the arseholes go for the jugular; sure they are just vile people but their tactics are great. One of the qualities I left out about the right is they’re not prepared to be bastards and hurt people.

    Except head prefect; maybe its the shiny arse.

  64. Rex Anger

    I just about shit myself when I discovered a plane could land sideways though.

    🤣

    Can only read that with envy- Never got to ride in one of those. Maybe just as well?

  65. MatrixTransform

    Nominations are open.

    I’m not even trying anymore

    it’s a lay down misere

  66. cohenite

    Does the RoP count as ‘right wing’?

    Not to ASIO.

  67. jupes

    Hotham Valley Railway at Dwellingup cannot run its very popular steam trains up the side of their mountain until the Social Distancing Restrictions are lifted. After several months of no running and being restricted in the passengers they can carry, HVR and Dwellingup need all the love and tourist traffic they can get.

    WA Cats, please consider visiting. Ditto Whiteman Park and the Bennett Brook Railway.

    Mate I went down to Pinjarra the other day with the idea that if it was too boring we would visit Dwellingup but Pinjarra had too much to see so we didn’t get to go.

    I love the old steam trains, especially if they burn coal. I am old enough to remember standing on the horse shoe bridge in Perth as steam trains ran underneath. I love the smell of coal. Might go out to Whiteman Park soon and check if their train is running. Last time I went it was summer so they had the diesel running as the coal fired train is a fire hazard.

  68. Delta A

    Darling grandson has gone home after a two-day sleepover at Granny’s.

    So has the 72 episode stick of Fireman Sam compiled by Grandpa.

    I shall miss one of these.

    (Is it wrong to wish dire harm on Norman Price?)

    (If you don’t know who Norman Price is… lucky you.)

  69. Rex Anger

    @Cohenite-

    Is.it bad that whenever the Establishment talk about ‘Right-wing Extremists,’ I fail to think about goose-stepping hordes and lethal good ol’ boys in bandannas and toting rifles?

    And instead find myself thinking of lethally dimwitted bogans with firecrackers? Or drunken Gopniks with garbage bin cannons?

    LINKY-POO

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘grandson has gone home’

    Apparently Delta, although I have yet to experience this personally, this is said to be one of the joys of grandparentry.

  71. Rex Anger

    @ Delta-

    It wasn’t as good after the company transitioned from Stop-Motion to CGI.

    But such is the way of childrens’ television these days. You’d think 6-8 year olds were utterly retarded, the way shows are written and produced now…

  72. cohenite

    Is.it bad that whenever the Establishment talk about ‘Right-wing Extremists,’ I fail to think about goose-stepping hordes and lethal good ol’ boys in bandannas and toting rifles?
    And instead find myself thinking of lethally dimwitted bogans with firecrackers? Or drunken Gopniks with garbage bin cannons?

    Correct. And the irony is these dickheads vote left anyway.

    ASIO making comments about rightwingers is nonsense when even the new zealandistan mosque shooter was a greenie.

  73. Nick

    Delta, he sounds like a human Peppa Pig. Such a rude pig!

  74. Nick

    Norman. Not Grandson…

  75. Boambee John

    KD

    I just about shit myself when I discovered a plane could land sideways though.

    Once watched (from the ground) a Caribou land on a narrow gravel strip in a strong crosswind. When the nose wheel touched down, the tail swung several degrees off line in the wind. The pilot quickly dropped the main wheels to the ground, and kept on the strip. A couple of dozen pale faced individuals staggered down the ramp, presumably contemplating the awful reality that at some time, they would have to take off.

  76. Nick

    The COVID-19 pandemic has put more than 4 per cent of the global workforce out of a job while contributing to the largest-ever drop in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report led by the University of Sydney.

    The study, from the Australian Industrial Ecology lab at the University of Sydney found the pandemic caused global consumption losses of more than $US3.8 trillion – roughly the size of the German economy – while triggering the full-time equivalent job losses of 147 million people, or 4.2 per cent of the global workforce.

    Worth remembering

  77. Rex Anger

    @Jupes-

    No steam at Whiteman Park until 2021. Due to the shutdown and competing demands for mechanical work on diesels, it was decided not to put the little steamer back together this year.

    Next year, we have our NG15 steamer back from overhaul, so potentially 2 locos in steam from next May.

    HVR should have their W class ready in time for this August- I was down there doing some cleanout and painting work on it a few weeks ago. All things going well, you can get a fix (and a decent Scone) on the Steam Ranger some time after August 1.

  78. max

    Curtis LeMay wanted least USAAF losses, most Japaneses destruction and no concern for Japanese lives.

    Yeah, but what deodorant did he use ?

  79. Mater

    I just about shit myself when I discovered a plane could land sideways though.

    That’s why you jump out of them at height.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    Does the RoP count as ‘right wing’?

    Yes.

    I had a more recent example of “far-right” Turkish ethnic/religious Grey Wolves in Germany that I posted on the OT maybe a month ago, but I can’t find the article. Nonetheless the intelligence agencies classify RoP paramilitaries as far-right terrorist organisations, which is something to keep in mind when you see the MSM moan about the dangers of the “far-right”. The RoP is no friend of the right, so it is classic misdirection.

  81. Steve trickler

    Two victims of nitromethane. No injuries, just big dents to their bank accounts. Ouch!



  82. Rex Anger

    @ Max-

    Yeah, but what deodorant did he use ?

    Enola Gay. For when that stress sweat simply must be vapourised.

    Also, from the same manufacturer: Fat Man! Leaves no sweat marks…

  83. Delta A

    Apparently Delta, although I have yet to experience this personally, this is said to be one of the joys of grandparentry.

    Got it in one, KD. Although TBH, I could have tolerated (almost aspy) Grandson for a good deal longer were it not for his current obsession with Fireman Sam. Even endlessly tolerant Best Man was getting a tad tetchy when he heard, yet again, that blessed ‘fire alarm’.

  84. Zyconoclast

    Australia’s domestic spy agency wants beefed-up powers to interrogate suspects as young as 14

    Ii it’s goodes enough for the AFL, it’s should be ok for ASIO

    MCG defends treatment of girl at centre of Adam Goodes scandal as family expresses anger

  85. cohenite

    More great work from Craig Kelly. Bourke in 1909 had Australia’s hottest ever temperature at 125F. BoM rejected it because they said no other surrounding site had a similar temperature. Craig did the leg work and found nearby Brewarrina maxed out at 123F.

    Fucking BoM.

  86. Rex Anger

    @ Bruce of Newcastle-

    Nonetheless the intelligence agencies classify RoP paramilitaries as far-right terrorist organisations, which is something to keep in mind when you see the MSM moan about the dangers of the “far-right”. The RoP is no friend of the right, so it is classic misdirection.

    I consider myself educated.

    (Though I suspect that plenty of Leftie fellow travellers are still surveilled. At least the ones that The Powers That Be don’t like…)

  87. liliana

    they were taken out of exercise every couple of days, for a wash

    Yep – it true. Even with a brazillan moisture and an extra orifice = extra pong.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    Two victims of nitromethane.

    The method of synthesis was pretty hairy too. I looked it up once because I was using nitrobutane for organic chemistry R&D. Making nitromethane wasn’t something an insurance company would sell you life insurance for.

  89. Delta A

    Delta, he sounds like a human Peppa Pig. Such a rude pig!

    Peppa Pig, Norman Price.

    Both eminently punchable.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘jump out of them at height’.

    Only if I have one of those rafts you inflate on the way down, like Indiana Jones.

  91. Rockdoctor

    I just about shit myself when I discovered a plane could land sideways though.

    Got a good gust just before touch down that caused a sudden yaw in a B737 into Brisbane once as a passenger. Interesting as aircraft are quite robust however being fragile at the same time due to weight designs.

    Best landing I ever experienced was into Melbourne, 120km/h gusts. We were thrown round in approach. The pilot just before landing gave burst of thrust a second or two and we kissed the runway. Smoothest landing I ever experienced despite the conditions. I told him well done from a passenger point of view as I was exiting the cabin that I thought it was going to be rough, he said thanks and that he thought it was going to be too.

  92. Mater

    Only if I have one of those rafts you inflate on the way down, like Indiana Jones.

    Blonde included?

  93. Rex Anger

    @ KD-

    Life rafts only work when there’s a breeze up… 😛

  94. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rex – A caution, that’s the Germans. I don’t know ASIO or ASIS. But the incredible pressure upon these agencies to find all the right-wing extremists that the Left are totally sure are out there means they will find “right-wing extremists”. Language is, as always, malleable.

  95. Makka

    Once watched (from the ground) a Caribou land on a narrow gravel strip in a strong crosswind. When the nose wheel touched down, the tail swung several degrees off line in the wind. The pilot quickly dropped the main wheels to the ground, and kept on the strip.

    Back in the mid ’70’s I flew on a Bushpilot’s Airways DC3 to Karumba in the Gulf from Cairns. The strip then was pretty much parallel to the coast and there was gale blowing in across the strip at right angles to landing. No cabin door on this bird as it was predominantly a freight carrier, in this case a prawn trawler engine to be installed just prior to the season kick off. So from where I was I could see out the screen. We were landing a good 30 odd degrees off straight compensating for that cross wind. Horrifying. That pilot touched down on one wheel angled across the strip,then quickly pivoted the ship with a light rudder kick just before planting the other wheel to place the bird perfectly straight up and down the strip before the rear wheel grounded.

    Absolutely gobsmacking to this youngster. I got off the plane and asked the guys meeting me there, ” Did you fkg see THAT?” No biggie mate- he does this 4 times a week during the wet season. Pure slick ballet it was.

  96. Zyconoclast

    NBC News Sets Goal of a Workforce That Is Half Minority

    The staff is currently nearly 27% minority, including 8% each of Black, Latino and Asian workers. Conde set no deadline for achieving his “50 Percent Initiative.”

    He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he’s already nearly there.

  97. Knuckle Dragger

    As a younger child my bloke was berko for Fireman Sam as well. And I mean berko.

    I think it’s the colours and repetition or something.

    If, or more properly when, he gives me the shits now (he’s almost 16) I’ll sometimes give him a bit of the FS theme song to wind him up.

  98. Rockdoctor

    cohenite
    #3509487, posted on July 10, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Meh they can say what they want. Till my generation dies out Cloncurry 1883 at 53 deg C is still what I recognise. Having worked in those areas and some in northern/central SA during summer I reckon that is understating though…

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Makka – Had that couple times in Aeropelican doing Ncl-Syd. The Twin Otter was fun because if you looked down the aisle you were looking at what the pilots were seeing, straight out the front windscreen. Very creepy coming into Kingsford Smith in a big crosswind.

  100. Nick

    Watch the pilot kick the 747 to land it

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    I think the raft only works if it lands on snow or water. Experiences with rock and/or sand may vary.

    Apparently it also helps to have a blonde and a little noggie kid, who probably only ran away from home in the first place to avoid a trip to the films in a special bus.

  102. Zyconoclast

    Take 2

    NBC News Sets Goal of a Workforce That Is Half Minority

    The staff is currently nearly 27% minority, including 8% each of Black, Latino and Asian workers. Conde set no deadline for achieving his “50 Percent Initiative.”

    He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he’s already nearly there.

  103. Makka

    Best landing I ever experienced was into Melbourne, 120km/h gusts. We were thrown round in approach.

    Scariest windy landing ever , of many, was at Heathrow. Truly pantswetting lumpy , tossed around like a leaf in a gale. Every time I land there I’m still pretty nervous- after 20 years.

  104. thefrollickingmole

    Thoms the tank engine laughs at your petty annoyances.

    300 times a day.
    Thanks iPad…….

  105. Rex Anger

    But the incredible pressure upon these agencies to find all the right-wing extremists that the Left are totally sure are out there means they will find “right-wing extremists

    Because the Left is virtuous and upright and never tears itself to pieces over its perceived purity or lack thereof… 😉

    But caution acknowledged and considered. If in doubt, treat all official proclamations as one would Chicom/Soviet propaganda. Assume the opposite to what is being said, and that practically all the supporting facts.and evidence are.contrived…

  106. Entropy

    Right wing = people and ideologues the left don’t want to be associated with, regardless of how collectivist they actually are.

  107. max

    I remember reading somewhere that toothpaste was verboten on night manoeuvres where the idea was to sneak up to enemy lines in the dark. Out in the bush the smell was too easily picked up. Snipers have to wait for days. What do they do ? No sweating.

  108. Zyconoclast

    Billionaire John Paulson penned letter to Manhattan’s $50K-a-year Spence School accusing it of ‘anti-white indoctrination’ and claiming reading materials maliciously portray white people
    -John Paulson and his wife Jenny accused the Spence School of ‘anti-white indoctrination’ in a letter to school officials in 2017
    -The couple described several examples of assignments their two daughters received in Spence classes with malicious portrayals of white people
    -They argued that the curriculum is ‘designed’ to promote anti-white ideologies by teaching students that white people are successful because of their race

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    Ringo Starr.

    Ewwwww.

  110. Rex Anger

    Thoms the tank engine laughs at your petty annoyances.

    300 times a day.

    And it’s the modern series too, right?

    Seriously, modern childrens’ TV is the pits. Repetitive, infantile, utterly plotless and nonsensical. And somehow completely addictive to the kids.

    The books are far better. If you can get them…

  111. They won’tn’t use their guns cohenite.

    You won’t use your guns.

    Not even once!

  112. Makka

    Twin otters are pretty hardy Bruce. I flew in them regularly around Kalimantan in the 80’s , through storms and wind. Some very bad stuff actually. Held up every time in a sturdy steady way. Much better than those Brittan Norman Islander heaps of flying junk!

  113. All I know is I want the Mayor and the hen in Paw Patrol to die.

  114. MatrixTransform

    Watch the pilot kick the 747 to land it

    I have it on good authority that the outer wing has to travel faster when straightening up and as a result wants to lift.

    gets a bit rowdy for the inexperienced pilot

    *quized the ex father in law after a particularly gnarly landing I enjoyed in Devonport once

  115. jupes

    Next year, we have our NG15 steamer back from overhaul, so potentially 2 locos in steam from next May.

    Cool. I’ll put it in my diary.

    HVR should have their W class ready in time for this August- I was down there doing some cleanout and painting work on it a few weeks ago. All things going well, you can get a fix (and a decent Scone) on the Steam Ranger some time after August 1.

    Good stuff. I’ll give it a go for sure.

  116. Rex Anger

    @ Makka-

    We were landing a good 30 odd degrees off straight compensating for that cross wind. Horrifying. That pilot touched down on one wheel angled across the strip,then quickly pivoted the ship with a light rudder kick just before planting the other wheel to place the bird perfectly straight up and down the strip before the rear wheel grounded.

    All the more impressive for the fact that DC3s have no power assistance whatsoever, and the airframe was at minimum 30+ yr old at the stage. With whatever additional stress from war service and so on…

    Very, very decent pilot.

  117. jupes

    Snipers have to wait for days. What do they do ? No sweating.

    Shoot the enemy before they come into smelling range.

  118. Rex Anger

    @ Jupes-

    Goodo.

    I drive the things at Bennett Brook Railway, and- Restrictions permitting- I hope to be steam qualified at HVR by the end of this year.

    I may well be your chauffeur, all things going well. Or the cheeky chucklehead flinging the coal…

  119. Knuckle Dragger

    Three goals in Quarters Two and Three.

    44 allegedly elite footballers achieved this in perfect footy conditions.

    Suffering Christ. You’d almost pay me not to watch this on the teev, let alone inconvenience myself going to the actual ground.

  120. Rex Anger

    Shoot the enemy before they come into smelling range.

    If you’re close enough to smell the other guy, he’s probably close enough to trip over you, right? 😛

  121. Makka

    Very, very decent pilot.

    I thought so Rex. Bushie’s was a great airline back in the day. Lot’s of ex Vietnam , WW2 and PNG in their ranks. Plenty of grey hair hard men type pilots too.

  122. cohenite

    Meh they can say what they want. Till my generation dies out Cloncurry 1883 at 53 deg C is still what I recognise. Having worked in those areas and some in northern/central SA during summer I reckon that is understating though…

    This is not bad either:

    THE RECENT HEAT WAVE.
    The Colonial Secretary of New South “Wales,
    Mr. J. N. Brunker, on Saturday received a
    memorandum from Gundabooka station, on
    the Darling river, giving the readings of the
    thermometer in proper shade at the station
    homestead (which is within 30 yards of the
    river) from January 1 to January 25. The
    following is the extraordinary record of each
    successive day’s temperature from the 1st to
    the 25th, inclusive, at this station:—112°, 107°,
    112°, 114°, “118°, 121°, 123°, 118°, 118°, .115°,
    114°,’124°, 117°, 121°, 120°, 128°, 128°, 124^,
    129°, 126?, 120°, 126°, 129°, 119°, 98°

    The point is you have to beat the fucking BoM at their own game, especially with corroborating evidence such as similar temps at nearby sites. Bourke does this. Some of the nerds I work with don’t like Cloncurry for this reason. This is also interesting:

    http://joannenova.com.au/2018/01/sydney-hottest-ever-mistake-generates-fake-news/

  123. Rex Anger

    @ KD-

    It’s the Corona-virus affecting match preparation, you see. Too much cheap, imported foreign Mexican lager.

    VB would never stand for it…

  124. Steve trickler

    G’day Bruce. You’ve explained the following in words many times before.👍



  125. Zyconoclast

    On June 11, the band announced it was dropping the name Antebellum from its name after reflecting on the Black Lives Matter movement and in an effort to be more inclusive.

    Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum” from its name because of the word’s ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years.

    The Grammy-winning vocal group filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court after negotiations with Anita White broke down in recent weeks. According to the lawsuit, the band is seeking a ruling that their use of the trademark “Lady A” does not infringe on White’s alleged trademark rights of the same name. The band is not seeking monetary damages.

  126. jupes

    I may well be your chauffeur, all things going well. Or the cheeky chucklehead flinging the coal…

    Good stuff. I’ll say hi to the driver and coal flinger when I get down there. Hope to see you soon.

  127. Delta A

    Watch the pilot kick the 747 to land it

    The first time we flew to HK (1986) we landed at Kai Tak. A jittery passenger at best, I almost freaked out seeing families sitting at their dinner table, just inches (so it seemed) beyond our wing tips as we flew the narrow corridor through the city.

  128. Steve trickler

    Thank God it is Friday.

    Shit week. Work colleague dropped with a coronary on the job. Kept alive from a fellow crew member and a defib on site. In a coma as we speak with stents in all arteries.

    Moving on.



  129. Nick

    The first time we flew to HK (1986) we landed at Kai Tak. A jittery passenger at best, I almost freaked out seeing families sitting at their dinner table, just inches (so it seemed) beyond our wing tips as we flew the narrow corridor through the city.

    Same 🙂
    I’ve done it in an actual flight sim and it’s an interesting ride.
    When Kai Tak had been decommissioned, I once drove my car along the old runway, no security, nothing

  130. Rex Anger

    Good stuff. I’ll say hi to the driver and coal flinger when I get down there. Hope to see you soon.

    You too mate. Enjoy the ride…

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Beginning of the End of Whites in South Africa
    White South Africans will be resilient to the end. Their only regret is the speed with which it now comes.

    White lives don’t matter!

  132. MatrixTransform

    stents in all arteries

    a few years back a good friend of mine was meant to meet me at the pub (fuck off sandgropers)
    When I rang the Irish fucker he’s on the couch at home still.

    ‘it’s dis fooken’ pain in me chest’ he says, ‘botherin’

    I said are you fucking nuts… ring an ambulance.
    Nah he says “Anne will be back in a minute”

    So I left it for a few minutes until the bad feeling overwhelmed me.
    not having Anne’s number I rang Francis junior … naturally he thought that I was just taking the piss

    Anyway junior rings mum who’s been home now for 10 minutes thinking that the lazy fucker has simply got lazier and gone to bed.

    Urged by junior she goes into the bedroom and finds the Old Man collapsed behind the bedroom door.

    Close shave.

    anyway, he gets stents just recently and from time to time we ring one another with a joke or just to hang shit on each other.

    I rang him yesterday.
    no answer
    I texted the joke.
    no answer

    It’s a worry.

    yr here for a good time, not a long time.

  133. DrBeauGan

    The COVID-19 pandemic has put more than 4 per cent of the global workforce out of a job while contributing to the largest-ever drop in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report led by the University of Sydney.

    No doubt the mauna loa records will show the co2 drop.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    From one of TAFKAS’ posts on the main page:

    ‘Social justice, he said, would “identify ever more closely the fascist State with the working class”.’

    Not a quote from an Ivy League professor, or the ANTIFA Grand Beanie.

    Benito Mussolini. In 1939.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    I have it on good authority that the outer wing has to travel faster when straightening up and as a result wants to lift.

    Yaw induces roll.
    You just have to compensate.

  136. rickw

    Heinkel 111 inside tour:

  137. MatrixTransform

    yr here for a good time, not a long time.

    yr certainly not here to listen to Numpty’s frog shit.

    the joke …

    The missus asked me yesterday to pass he the lip-balm.
    I accidentally gave her the super-glue.

    … she’s still not talking to me

  138. MatrixTransform

    You just have to compensate.

    dunno about the pilot but near shit myself

  139. Rex Anger

    @ Rickw-

    Ooo! The Pik As (Ace of Spades)!

    Now I’ve got a really compulsive.urge to go break out my copy of The Battle of Britain, maybe with A Bridge Too Far as the supporting Feature.

    True/False for Aviation-oriented Cats: All the fighting aircraft used to film The Battle of Britain were powered by the same engine.

  140. jupes

    Seems there was a Spitfire and a Hurricane flypast. Onya the Brits.

    They were both Spits.

  141. rickw

    Interesting snippet from Greg’s Airplanes yesterday. It seems that a slightly naughty shipment of Tetra Ethyl Lead from the US to the UK just before the Battle of Britain could have been particularly important in leveling out the horsepower difference between the RR Merlin (27L) and the DB 605 (36L), the TEL added to the Avgas allowed them to run much higher boost pressures to make up for the significant difference in cubic capacity.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avgas

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A Bridge Too Far as the supporting Feature.

    “A Bridge Too Far” might be a good, old fashioned , shootem up, but it is best viewed as having very little relationship to the facts.

  143. rickw

    True/False for Aviation-oriented Cats: All the fighting aircraft used to film The Battle of Britain were powered by the same engine.

    True!

  144. Leigh Lowe

    MatrixTransform

    #3509553, posted on July 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    You just have to compensate.

    dunno about the pilot but near shit myself

    If you are sitting in a 737 passenger seat when it is coming over the threshold and you can see the centreline, someone has a bit of work to do.

  145. rickw

    The 109’s and HE 111’s were all Spanish built. After their stocks of Junkers and DB engines ran out they started manufacturing them with RR Merlin engines.

    The vast majority of these aircraft were subsequently built with RR Merlins.

    The Spanish built Aircraft were the most readily obtained aircraft to represent the Luftwaffe. Hence everything in the film had an RR Merlin in it.

  146. Rex Anger

    @ ZK2A-

    I tend to stop at the (admittedly not quite right) Shermans and the Dutch Army ‘Panthers.’ Leopard 1A3 looks not wildly out of place when viewed from the front…

    I find Iike watching the buildup, air drops and roll-out of ’30 Corps,’ right up to the first ambush. The Harvards pretending to be Thunderbolts (When RAF only used them in the Far East) and dropping bombs when their efforts where characterised by rocket-firing ‘Tiffies,’ ruins the immersion from there.

    But then again, the book is so big you’d effectively need a miniseries on the scale.of Band of Brothers to even begin to capture the scale of that battle properly.

  147. Rex Anger

    My pure fantasy movie is The Wild Geese. Great film.

  148. jupes

    Do you have this problem at the cricket Knuckles?

    Never gets old.

  149. rickw

    From .43 mark, these are the ME109’s from the movie, they’re in a hanger in the USA. One of the pilots from the movie did some deals and ended up with them after the movie, still owns them to this day:

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    BB,

    Yes I bloody do have that problem.

    There are more Indians, Lankans and Pakis playing up here than ever before. Some are from own country here for off season, some are journeymen and some are from southern states, again for the off season before returning to their first grade clubs and/or Shield squads.

    Most have done their quarantine and paid for it, and the Vics can get fucked. This year, at least. Three blokes from the one team alone have Redbacks contracts, and others have NSW and WA ones.

    Although it’s not in that link, the greatest bit of that album was Max Walker warming up:

    ‘Yesssss, welcome back. Welcome back yeesssss.’

  151. Tim Neilson

    wasn’t that bad … but then, I’m from the peninsula so it seemed like a step-up
    21st Century Dance Club, Frankston?
    Makes numbers’ all expenses paid holiday in SE Asia look soft.

  152. Steve trickler

    Hello, MatrixTransform.



  153. Diogenes

    Catching up
    Favourite no 1 and 2 (aka mini me) grandsons (3.5 and 0.75 yo) left this morning after a week visiting … Fireman Sam, I feel your pain as it is No 1 grandsons favourite. No 2 grandson prefers Thomas, and the early Ringo episodes that were based on the books at that.

    Speaking from experience female infanteers really pong after 2 days, Did a 2 week AFX at UNSWR as Sig Pl Sgt before I was commisioned, and the boss was female, and she had the the hide to complain after coming back after a shower and change of greens on day 3 that we stunk. She stayed in BHQ, my Sigs and I had to go out with patrols (in my case I was PlSgting for other Sgts doing their last assessments before commissioning, and I took out a patrol for my final assessment.

    My best landing was when I was in the AirTC while at school in 77. Model A Herc, i was sitting on a jump seat in the cockpit(I was a CdtUO , and RHIP), flight from Wagga to Richmond with a bump and go (land and continue straight into take off) at both RAAF Fairburn and Mascot, just after leaving Canberra we flew in to the back end of a massive thunderstorm. The pilot had to crab it in because of the crosswind, kick the tail around to get all the wheels on the tarmac, then gun it to get off the ground again, we bounced hard twice before we were airborne again – that was Mascot, we were hit by lightening somewher over the NW suburbs, and landing at Richmond was more straightforward, but we did a looooong skid before stopping because it was raining so hard there was about an inch of water on the runway.

    Nice to see some other steam aficionados here on the Cat. Before leaving Stanthorpe, I was a member of the Southern Downs Steam Railway based at Warwick. I had qualified as a carriage attendant and conductor, and diesel driver, and had completed all the theory to be a fireman/driver, and was waiting for the kettle (C17) to be pass its boiler inspection so as to do the pracs to get my my firemans and drivers tickets, so it never came to pass. For the 2nd time since moving here I had a free weekend for steamfest but the frikken Wuflu put paid to that 😤😢

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    Every single ground up here, by the way, is the equal in terms of surface to any grade venue I was involved with in Yarrograd, with the sole exception being the Junction Oval.

    The decks aren’t terrible either.

  155. Rex Anger

    The Spanish built Aircraft were the most readily obtained aircraft to represent the Luftwaffe. Hence everything in the film had an RR Merlin in it.

    Correct. The only ones that didn’t were the Ju52 trimotor (Actually another Spanish bird, the CASA 352), and the B-25 camera ship.

  156. rickw

    Mark Dice / Roger Stone

  157. Rex Anger

    @ Diogenes-

    Had I stayed in country NSW, the Southern Downs was the nearest steam railway to me. Bugger going all the way south to Lithgow, Thirlmere or Cowra.

    Then, I ended up in WA. The elder Angers bought me a footplate ride at Bennett.Brook Railway in 2013 as a birthday gift, and that was that. Joined up in April 2014, and by the end of 2017, was qualified as Steam Driver and Fireman. I even managed to make it to South Africa in 2017 and 2019 for Stars of Sandstone while that was still on. Glorious!

    But for that footplate ride, life would have been very different.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But then again, the book is so big you’d effectively need a miniseries on the scale.of Band of Brothers to even begin to capture the scale of that battle properly.

    That whole film just reinforces a lot of stereotypes. One of the major causes, if not the major cause, of the failure of that operation, was the failure of the Americans at Nijmegen, to adhere to their orders, and capture the bridges “with thunderclap surprise.” The much maligned British Army may have had a “slow start to the operation” but they arrived in Nijmegen, on the 19th of September. Frost’s paras held the bridge at Arnhem, the road was open, and Arnhem was ten miles up that road. By the time the Americans had taken the bridge at Nijmegen, the bridge at Arnhem had fallen, and the road between Arnhem and Nijmegen was crawling with German infantry, well armed with handheld anti tank weapons.

  159. MatrixTransform

    21st Century Dance Club, Frankston?

    omfg … The Dava

  160. Is that where Tangles won’t have a bar of ‘The Male Model From Mudgee’, aka Ken Sutcliffe taking his spot on the commentary team?

  161. Knuckle Dragger

    I think it’s where he wanted back in after being ‘omitted’, and started locking punters out of the box.

  162. Rex Anger

    One of the major causes, if not the major cause, of the failure of that operation, was the failure of the Americans at Nijmegen, to adhere to their orders, and capture the bridges “with thunderclap surprise.” The much maligned British Army may have had a “slow start to the operation” but they arrived in Nijmegen, on the 19th of September. Frost’s paras held the bridge at Arnhem, the road was open, and Arnhem was ten miles up that road

    What’s that?! It wasn’t Monty’s fault at all?! Perish the thought! The Americans wpuld.neber stand for it…

    Monty, after all, being the angry oddball that everybody from Eisenhower down wanted to hate. Patton especially disliked him.

    I must finish my copy of the book. I think I was up to the point of the Arnhem encirclement, whoch the Germans called the Hexenkessel.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    Listening to it now on the other tab. Hahaaa.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I must finish my copy of the book. I think I was up to the point of the Arnhem encirclement, whoch the Germans called the Hexenkessel.

    I’ve walked over that ground, and seen the old church at Osterbeck (spelling?) . The best books on that operation were written by Martin Middlebrook and Robin Neillands.

  165. max

    Anyone know how they did the artillery/ shelling effects in A Bridge ? It looks authentic.

  166. MatrixTransform

    there’s nothing new under the sun

    –my Nan

  167. MatrixTransform

    [Bridge]
    ‘Cause when love is gone, there’s always justice
    And when justice is gone, there’s always force
    And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi Mom!
    Ah, ah
    Ah ah ah ah

  168. Rex Anger

    @ ZK2A-

    . The best books on that operation were written by Martin Middlebrook and Robin Neillands

    Titles? I got Saturday off. Time for a book search…

  169. twostix

    Imagine being an canberra pube, working for ASIO thinking you’re special, forever boxed into far-leftwing APS goonery.

    The country is awash in leftwing CCP goons, muslims, Antifa fags, US deep state influence, every day you see it, it’s all you deal in.

    But to the media you must denounce 14 year old 4chan trolls as the pinnace threat to the commonwealth in order to be allowed to secretly take actions about anything in the above list.

    What a clown show.

  170. Steve trickler

    Sipping the booze in the crowd.



  171. ITK:

    Morrison is decoupling us from China.
    He may end up being a great PM.

    Only if he’s got someone to kick his arse into line.

  172. Bruce Of Newcastle:

    A really good scifi on nuclear warfare is Alas Babylon, by Pat Frank. Written in 1959 it has a realistic feel, even though Frank was a journalist – who had direct war correspondent experience in WW2 and the Korean War.

    Excellent story! I loved the bit where they discovered the bathtub full of drinking water had been used by the young daughter to flush the toilet… “She’s always been a fastidious girl…”

  173. Boambee John

    Does anyone ever click on the bin chicken’s links?

    Last time I did, I ended up at what he laughingly calls his blog. Not exactly a hive of intellectual ferment there!

  174. Mark A:
    7 seconds.
    Second time, <2 seconds.
    Easy Peasy. (Buffs Nails)

  175. stackja

    Winston Smith
    #3509845, posted on July 11, 2020 at 11:09 am

    And the “Holodomor” to follow.

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