Open Forum: July 11, 2020

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  1. Zyconoclast

    More than a year since the Notre-Dame cathedral fire, authorities have decided how it will be rebuilt

    The national heritage and architectural commission have approved plans to restore the cathedral to its last “complete, coherent and known” state, including the spire, the restoration body said in a statement.

  2. stackja

    Dan rules masks to be worn.
    Misbehaving now masked.

  3. Rex Anger

    Top 10! Would Play Again…

    …Except off to turn into a pumpkin. Yay timezones.

    ‘Night Cats.

  4. Zyconoclast

    Cambodia’s tourist hotspot bans dog meat trade

    Siem Reap authorities announced a ban late Tuesday, with the provincial agricultural department saying the dog meat trade has descended into “anarchy” in recent years.

    “It has caused the infection of rabies and other diseases from one region to another, which affects the public health,” said the statement.

    “The catching, buying, selling and slaughtering of dogs… will be punished severely.”

    The maximum penalty for dealing in dogs for slaughter as food is five years in prison, while fines range from 7-50 million riel ($1,700 to $12,200).

    How the ban will be enforced remains to be seen, as Cambodia has long struggled with lax policing.

  5. Megan

    Thank the good Lord that good sense has prevailed and they’ve resisted the temptation to repair the cathedral with some modernist, or worse still, postmodernist rubbish.

    I do recall some pontificating about the great opportunities presented by the fire from sundry architectes Parisienne in the immediate aftermath of the fire. They* just have to grab any opportunity to inflict their bad taste on the world and call it a legacy.

    *Not all architects, just the brutalist, modernist ones.

  6. Megan

    LockDan 2.0 has exacerbated my insomnia. I keep dreaming of ways to inflict serious pain on the smug dope responsible.

  7. mareeS

    Xi has ruined China.It could have been OK, but it will take hundreds of years to repair. We actually like Chinese people, but the elites always over-reach their culture.

  8. Steve trickler

    Never allow anyone to force you to download an app to your phone, prior to commencement of work. Union sites are doing this. Wankers.

    Paperwork only.

  9. Tom

    For lefties like David Rowe (Anti-Business Daily), Trump dementia is all-consuming and neverending. Sad. And monotonous.

  10. Zatara

    From the O/T

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

    The B-52 was designed with landing gear that “auto crabbed” or rotated 20 degrees left or right so that the aircraft could land off-wind or sideways.

  11. calli

    Trump dementia is all-consuming and neverending. Sad. And monotonous.

    True. Spending the weekend away with the gal-pals, catching up with the usual.

    And then it starts. TDS is real and rather horrifying. Like “Karening”. This virus has had some curious effects on people.

    I might be mischievous today and drop an “I quite like Trump” into conversation. If youse don’t hear from me again, it means I’ve been cast from the clifftop into the Hawkesbury.

  12. calli

    Lisa Benson (both) today.

    Rip Van Biden’s good, but I particularly like Wile E. Pelosi. She’s a clever, funny cartoonist with a crisp, clear style.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    I particularly like Wile E. Pelosi.

    This is what is so weird with the tax return thing. Don’t they realize that their own tax returns are all going to be subpoenaed too? And you can be sure they will be full of interesting stuff, especially Pelosi’s and Biden’s. I suppose they are now so old they don’t care, but the rest of the Dems must be terrified.

  14. No one but the church should determine how Notre Dame is rebuilt.

    Anyway, anyone’s 14 year old right wing extremists been targeted by ASIO yet?

    The Guardianistas framed that as *new powers could be used to target BLM activists* which would be a good thing, since many of them are just crooks and domestic terrorists.

    We should really just wind the clock back to 1988. It wouldn’t be perfect, it wouldn’t be libertarian at all but it would not be indicative of a gradual descent into East German Communism.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I might be mischievous today and drop an “I quite like Trump” into conversation.’

    Do it calli. From my own experience they’ll be so shocked, having been well used to a) having competitions of sorts to see who can hate DJT more, and/or b) astounded that there’s a point of view outside the hivemind they’re more likely to freeze in place, gobs open than cast anyone anywhere.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    You don’t even need to state a position.

    I did it the other day with the coven of ditzy plump office chicks. Walked past on my way somewhere. Coven gathered around one terminal. The usual Pixie-Anne Wheatley giggling. Then:

    ‘oh. I just hate that Trump so much.’

    Stop in tracks, which stops giggly convo. Turn to office chick. ‘Why?’

    Couldn’t articulate any reasoning behind it at all. None. Then, after realising what I needed them for during the following week (nothing) I opined that people just say they don’t like him because that was the popular thing to do. At one point during that sentence I managed to get ‘on trend’ out.

    Googly-eyed silence. Beautiful.

  17. Always troll a few people daily Calli. They usually deserve it.

    “Create an air of unpredictability to cultivate power by keeping others on their toes”.

    I told an evangelical chick yesterday I was deeply offended that she referred to Catholics as non Christian and she should apologise and withdraw her comment. Whilst my complaint was factually true, I can’t red pill millions who have been brainwashed by religious fanatics like Alexander Hislop (who was probably actually a satanist). HMMM. Usually Baptist’s are the absolute worst with this nonsense. I can even point to biblical foundations of Catholic prayers they say are “not Christian”. Also odd that Christianity existed in the East and West 1500 years before they lobbed up with their intellectually inferior seminaries.

    It was joyous to watch her squirm and see the hamster wheel tick over. I also live in her head rent free now. She deserves it for piping up with pro lockdown, normie TDS nonsense.

    If that’s the state of evangelicals in 2020, I really fear for the USA.

  18. Mater

    Do it calli. From my own experience they’ll be so shocked, having been well used to a) having competitions of sorts to see who can hate DJT more, and/or b) astounded that there’s a point of view outside the hivemind they’re more likely to freeze in place, gobs open than cast anyone anywhere.

    In my experience of doing it, some will breathe a massive sigh of relieve, say “Thank God I now don’t feel compelled to mouth the same brain dead shit as everyone else”, and you’ll end up having a decent (and meaningful) conversation.

    Everyone has their defences up. Show them the slightest indication that you are open to non-dogma, and it’s interesting what you can find.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Calli – Probably not a good idea to say you like Trump.

    Goya Foods Faces Boycott Over CEO’s Support For President Trump (10 Jul)

    Hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya began trending on Twitter after the CEO of one of the country’s largest Hispanic-owned food companies offered praise to the president. Shoppers announced a boycott of Goya Foods on Thursday after CEO Robert Unanue attended a roundtable event at the White House.

    During the meeting, Unanue praised President Trump and expressed the country is blessed to have him as a leader.

    Unfortunately politics is so crazy right now that activists will destroy your business, which then hurts family and employees.

  20. pete m

    Bruce, Biden has put his returns on his website. Not saying they are correctly recording all his campaign contribs – just his income.

  21. Knuckle Dragger

    Like a petulant small child attempting its first macaroni picture, LockDan is refusing help from the nearest grown-up.

    Having repeatedly knocked back offers of thousands of ADF office types from the bastard Libs in Canberra to help with call centres to try and trace and follow up with people* it’s instead turned to same private sector which has survived in Vicco in spite of Andrews’ presence, not because of it.

    All your call centre people belong to us, he said, apparently oblivious that most of them are from the exact demographic that caused this nonsense in the first place.

    After having glued macaroni and his fingers to his forehead, Andrews will then no doubt publicly declare that he didn’t want to do a stupid picture anyway.

    *Because people never ever lie to gummint, even if they have something to hide.

  22. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The Herald Sun can reveal the Department of Premier and Cabinet turned to the private sector despite repeated ­offers from the federal government of Defence Force personnel to bolster Victoria’s team of disease detectives.

    ‘More than 5000 close contacts of the state’s 1172 active cases are supposed to be called every day, but some* have not been called for days to check whether they have symptoms and are isolating. It has also taken days in some cases for close contacts to be told they may be infected.

    ‘The latest move mirrors Premier Daniel Andrews’ decision to turn away 800 Defence members to run the state’s troubled hotel quarantine system, with flight attendants and pilots instead called in to help.’

    No way this has anything to do with unions. Right Dan?

    *Most

  23. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pete – I was thinking of the Biden family interests in China and Ukraine. Joe may’ve coffer-dammed his tax affairs, but there’s going to be something somewhere about such things, and taxes payable on them. It’d be a Catch 22 – if tax has been paid on an illegal transaction then you have them for the illegality, or if tax hasn’t been paid you get them for tax evasion.

  25. We might finally get ‘erd ‘mmunity from good old Victoria!

  26. rickw

    Unfortunately politics is so crazy right now that activists will destroy your business, which then hurts family and employees.

    Will it actually destroy their business or do the exact opposite?

  27. Tel

    This is what is so weird with the tax return thing. Don’t they realize that their own tax returns are all going to be subpoenaed too?

    Not before October … and if this lot win in October they will happily change the rules. They have plenty of ways to protect themselves.

    Their tax returns would contain transcripts of profit and loss on stock trades where they front-run their own legislation and buy up the beneficiaries. It would be called insider trading, but oh they gave themselves a special exemption for that. This perk is already well known but very difficult to get any traction with.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    The Mercury I Hobart had a good front page yesterday.

    Map of Australia, with Tassie and Victoria swapped over. Tassie was welded to the bottom end of NSW and Vicco stranded between Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean.

  29. duncanm

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3509669, posted on July 11, 2020 at 7:30 am

    ‘I might be mischievous today and drop an “I quite like Trump” into conversation.’

    Do it calli.

    I do it all the time. I’m the “RWNJ”, apparently.

    For sensitive types, its easy to temper the argument with “he’s far from perfect, but the system is so corrupt, and he’s a great disrupter”

    You can see the cognitive dissonance (tm Scott Adams) kick off. Its quite amusing.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    The ‘Trump 2020 – The Sequel’ cup makes its appearance in the proper workplace on Monday.

    It’s not often I can say I can’t wait to get to work.

  31. duncanm

    Perfect opportunity for a NSW / TAS ferry service to kick off.

  32. notafan

    I didn’t know it was still a controversy.

    I saw the cathedral in January and work was well underway, and exactly as before was my clear understanding then.

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘DemoCAT’

    Heh.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Cats, by the way, are the European Carp of the mammal world.

  35. Hnnnng

    Amber Heard put Johnny Depp in deep shit.

    Now he has put her in deep shit.

    He genuinely loved his abuser. Poor deluded soul.

    Remember when feminists insisted he was the abuser?

    Catallaxy Farms remembers.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just putting this one out there.

    Study: Women Are Less Likely To Date Men With Cats (22 Jun)

    Scientists showed hundreds of women photos of two men, both men pictured with and without a furry companion.

    Their responses showed that the men’s luck got noticeably worse when women saw the picture with a cat.

    “Men holding cats were viewed as less masculine; more neurotic, agreeable, and open; and less dateable,” the authors wrote.

  37. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Tegrity Farms.

    Haaa.

    South Park’s predictive genius will be spoken of in hushed tones for centuries.

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘“Men holding cats were viewed as less masculine; more neurotic, agreeable, and open; and less dateable,” the authors wrote.’

    Duh.

  39. Struth

    Do it Calli…..do it.

    And don’t back off if a left wing bitch gets stroppy, and be prepared for it, not all are struck dumb.
    You’ll have to be prepared to escalate and pretend to be shocked at the vicious hatred you are receiving from said Karen while swinging the clue bat mercilessly.

    None of our left wing In laws and real rellies come here anymore, it’s a joy.

    Be prepared to rid them from your life, but make sure you get in first, and do not allow them to shun you first.

  40. If you were a middle class white New Yorker you would probably already be making plans to move elsewhere. The final straw for me would be Mayor De Blasio and Al Sharpton painting BLM on the road outside Trumps hotel.

    Hopefully the NYPD withdraws its protection detail from him since he treats them like the enemy.

    BLM has made cowards of so many. However special mention goes to the 6 F1 drivers who did not take the knee. Time for some Football players in UK to speak up and say they are not comfortable wearing BLM on their shirts.

  41. Struth

    Yet if a woman didn’t have a pussy…………………..

  42. Disgusting

    Ezra Levant

    China harvests so many organs they have express lanes in airports for it.

    https://youtu.be/CzJnKquWWcw

  43. hzhousewife

    BrettW’s post reminds me – whatever has happened to the soccer club/coach who made the 13 yr old kids take the knee down in Melb last week or so ago? Anyone know?

  44. Diogenes

    Mrs D dragged me out to her coven to help show of the grandsons. One dud the i dont like Trumps handling of the crisis. Cue Mrs D kicking me furiously under the table as i asked what exactly would you like him to have done that he didnt do, or did that he shouldn’t, given that in the Us like here states are responsible for health. Impression of a fish followed. Then to turn the knife pointed out that the worst states were all dumbocrat, and that Cuomo is Americas worst mass murferer for moving covid positive people her age out of hospitals into nursing homes where it spread like wildfire killing thousands if you dont believe me google it ! Could see many cogs turning amongst the 3 or 4 that stopped their chat and listened

  45. mh

    Senator Ted Cruz
    @SenTedCruz
    How are we supposed to trust universal mail-in ballots and universal voter registration when activist groups are sending voter registration applications to dead cats?

    https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/1281657874641563651?s=20

  46. Nick

    oh. I just hate that Trump so much.’

    A Primary School teacher told me she has to put up with 6 year olds doing it. 6.
    Imagine what their home lives are like. It’s not as if their parents can even vote in the States anyway.

  47. mh

    President Trump is expected to announce that he will commute Roger Stone’s sentence, just days before the longtime political operative is slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

    Sources told Fox News Friday that the president could announce a commutation of Stone’s sentence as early as Friday evening.

    The president, as recently as Friday morning, has said he was “looking at” offering Stone clemency, saying he was “very unfairly treated.”

  48. shatterzzz

    BrettW’s post reminds me – whatever has happened to the soccer club/coach who made the 13 yr old kids take the knee down in Melb last week or so ago? Anyone know?
    Most likely, what always happens with these things .. let the 24 hour news cycle pass then dump it in the forget-ary file!

  49. Yeah Nick

    I had fun red pilling my nephew.

    “Behind The News” is full of lies.

    Your teachers are idiots and don’t know what they are talking about.

    Why does mummy say nasty things about Mr Trump? You don’t like being picked on when you have done nothing wrong, do you?

    He didn’t take my assessment of BTN well. He had bit of a tantrum.

    I feel awful like the Daily Stormer but the MAGA Pepe on my laptop background has knocked out some of the anti Trump stuff drilled into him.

  50. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    6h
    With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Stay safe, we will be there soon! #MAGA2020

  51. Gilas

    COVID has done some good after all.

    Hightower, whom De Niro married in 1997, requested that the actor raise her monthly American Express allowance from $50,000 to $100,000. But the Post reported that the New York judge on the case denied her request, ordering De Niro to keep her credit card limit at $50,000 a month and to pay her $75,000 so she can find a summer home for their two children.

    Only $50,000 US$ a month! And for a black woman.
    Racist [email protected]!

  52. LOL

    A feel good news article from SBS

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/how-the-act-has-defied-australia-s-high-unemployment-rate

    A black hole filled with venomous public serpents is a good thing?

    (Maybe for evil, clandestine human experimentation…)

  53. Nick

    so she can find a summer home for their two children.

    She’s flying south for the winter? Hope she finds a nice nest.

  54. Crazyoldranga

    I got back from Adelaide yesterday. I’m off to Perth again this morning, having to travel through SA (brown shirted?). All visitors from Victoria have to wear masks while in public in SA. WA on the other hand is fine once past Eucla inspection point. I have to say, getting out of Danistan for 4-5 days a week is very healthy.

    Of course I’m “assuming” that I will get past the Ring of Steel outside Bacchus Marsh.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  55. Mark M

    Matt Ridley: Against Environmental Pessimism
    “Doomsday thinking about the environment has been popular for decades.
    A rational optimist lays out the many reasons we can be hopeful about the future of the planet.

    In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months in the Himalayas working on a wildlife conservation project.
    One species of particular interest was a bird called the western tragopan, a large, spotted gray forest pheasant with red plumage around the neck and bright blue skin on the male’s throat.
    The bird was found only in a few places and thought to be teetering on the brink of extinction.

    If you had asked me in 1980 to predict what would happen to that bird and its forest ecosystem, I would have been very pessimistic.
    Today … It has not gone extinct, and although it is still rare and hard to spot, the latest population estimate is considerably higher than anybody expected back then”
    https://www.perc.org/2020/07/06/against-environmental-pessimism/

    Quite so.

    9 July 2020: Rare Cross River gorillas carrying babies captured on camera in Nigeria’s Mbe Mountains

    “It is proof the Cross River gorilla subspecies, which was once feared to be extinct, is reproducing amid protection efforts.”
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-08/cross-river-gorillas-nigeria-captured-on-camera-with-babies/12436456

  56. Mater

    All visitors from Victoria have to wear masks while in public in SA.

    No yellow stars yet?

  57. Nick

    No yellow stars yet?

    A pink V

  58. Crazyoldranga

    Mater, give them time.

  59. mh

    Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, joined Breitbart News’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily to discuss how Google hopes to shift 10 percent of the voting public away from Trump to fulfill a company executive’s stated goal of making populism nothing more than a “blip in history.”

  60. Johno

    Some years ago an enterprising young man had a brilliant idea of how to rip off the international banking system. He set himself up in the USA with a banking license and an office.He then travelled to Paris and presented a Bank cheque for $100M. The Paris bank then rang his Bank in the US and the young thing in his office said the cheque was kosher. He then withdrew $50M and placed it in another a/c. He then travelled to a number of other countries ,including Australia , and did it again. He then transferred all the legitimate money to Israel and when the scam was exposed he offered the banks half their money back if they did not prosecute. Quite a few took up his offer,Australia and Japan did not. He could not be extradited because Israel does not do extradition.

  61. Only because it is the wrong type of populism.

  62. Geriatric Mayfly

    oh. I just hate that Trump so much.’

    Abbott played a role in this. Similar political acumen was brought to bear during his tenure.
    it was sufficiently profound as to make any further analysis pointless.

  63. Eyrie

    I’ll put this out there:

    Dogs are Slaves to their Masters. That should play well right now.

    Even the IT/electronics industry is suffering from political correctness. The terms Master/Slave are being replaced. They actually have fairly specific meaning in IT/electronics which isn’t necessarily the same as data IN and data OUT.

  64. Tom

    Only because it is the wrong type of populism.

    Dot, the left doesn’t do popular. A foundational belief for leftards is that if an idea is so popular it can win elections — i.e., populism — there must be something wrong with it because people are congenitally stupid.

    Much more morally superior for leftards to lie and cheat and rig an election because democracy is beneath them as it is only for stupid people.

  65. Zatara

    In the previous thread someone was asking for a reference book regarding Operation Market Garden.

    I can recommend British military historian Sir Antony Beevor’s ‘The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII”.

    The most recent edition was published October 29th 2019 and is the most up-to-date treatment of the topic I know of. It has been updated with a vast amount of information from relatively recently declassified reports and sources and is a masterwork of historic reporting.

  66. cohenite

    Tom’s toons: Leak great as usual, a real chip off the old block; rowe is demented and needs to be taken out the back and shot, not that I’m advocating violence. The british hacks are just as bad although boris deserves it for becoming almost as pussy whipped as the pathetic hazza. The US ones are great.

  67. Zyconoclast

    I thought you could no longer do [email protected] face in movies

    https://youtu.be/xXh53I-Sdsk

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Zatara,

    Beevor’s my go-to on WW2. Impeccably researched and captures strategic direction as well as the struggles of the on-ground soldier.

    I’ve got his books on Stalingrad, Berlin, D Day, the Ardennes campaign, the Spanish Civil War and his overarching ‘The Second World War’. Each a masterpiece.

  69. Tom

    Breaking: White House has commuted Roger Stone’s three-year jail sentence.

  70. Cassie of Sydney

    “”Zyconoclast
    #3509763, posted on July 11, 2020 at 9:47 am””

    What next…..a man of African heritage portraying Henry VIII?

    All of this is ludicrous. So okay then…perhaps we can then have a white actor play Nelson Mandela? Does it work both ways?

  71. Rex Anger

    @ Zatara-
    I can recommend British military historian Sir Antony Beevor’s ‘The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII”.

    The most recent edition was published October 29th 2019 and is the most up-to-date treatment of the topic I know of. It has been updated with a vast amount of information from relatively recently declassified reports and sources and is a masterwork of historic reporting.

    I like me a good history.

    Thanks mate. I might go searching.for that a little later today. Ditto the Ardennes one.

  72. cohenite

    Zyconoclast
    #3509763, posted on July 11, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Fuck me, so Copperfield is now a person of colour; that’s cultural appropriation.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In the previous thread someone was asking for a reference book regarding Operation Market Garden.

    Robin Neillands “Battle for the Rhineland” and Martin Middlebrook’s “Arnhem 1944 – The Airborne battle” are also good reading on the battle.

  74. cohenite

    Tom
    #3509769, posted on July 11, 2020 at 10:00 am
    Breaking: White House has commuted Roger Stone’s three-year jail sentence.

    Outstanding!

    Trump can’t pardon Flynn at this stage because it may prejudice appointing him to the head of the FBI; although on reflection I think it would be a grand act. Especially after it has been revealed that vile thing clinton pardoned the mad bitch susan fucking rosenberg so she could make a comeback in BLM.

  75. Johno

    A group pf Pom crims went to Auction and bought an ATM machine. They called it One Bank and leased a hole in the wall in a very busy shopping centre. It was advertised as accepting all cards from all banks. People would put their card in and then their PIN, the card would then be rejected. After a couple of weeks Centre Management told the crims to remove the ATM. That weekend they descended upon hundreds of ATMs armed with PINs and cards and cleaned the lot out Got away with millions.
    These have been tried already and counter measures are probably in place. Anyone got any ideas? I want a scam that hurts the Banks but not the clients. A couple of hundred million would be nice. Just keep it between us OK?

  76. Antony Beevor is the man.
    Big +1 from me.

  77. Nick

    Dark skinned actor putting white skinned actors out of work /sarc. If David Copperfield was gay, there would be hell to pay.

  78. Mother Lodei

    I might be mischievous today and drop an “I quite like Trump” into conversation.

    Be prepared to be deluged with ‘facts’ that turn out not to be true, and ill-informed opinions masquerading as facts.

    Of the latter type you will hear that Trump is a misogynist and a racist. And Wussia – Meuller’s report notwithstanding, the sheer volume of ‘evidence’ is convincing enough.

    With regards to the former they will be snippets picked up like lint from habitual rolling about in transports of self-pleasuring among the flimsy fluff of The Ague, The Sickly Moaning Haemorrhoid, CNN etc. they will keeping throwing these at you until there is one ‘fact’ (an accuser, a report, something he said or did) that you cannot not claim to know about and therefore cannot rebut with specifics. They will take that as winning the argument and vindicating their opinion of Trump.

    It is not about truth for them. It is about winning. The appetite is not curiosity, it is insecurity – unease at what else they may be wrong about and haunted by misgivings as to their ability to work things out.

    And of course they will use numbers to prevent you being able to respond to each in their turn.

  79. Top Ender

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is presumably now going to played by some trannie and seven tall people…

  80. Mater

    It is not about truth for them. It is about winning.

    Our Bob gives us a regular example of this.

  81. Top Ender

    Truck driver needs some dosh?

    Peter Falconio could be ‘jelly man’, says witness

    The truck driver who rescued Joanne Lees from the side of the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory hours after her boyfriend Peter Falconio was believed to have been murdered has given startling new details about what happened on the evening of July 14, 2001.

    Vince Millar has told a television program that he had seen a person dubbed “jelly man’’ — who might have been Falconio — shortly before a distraught Ms Lees threw herself at his road-train truck.

    Channel 4 has reconstructed the mystery disappearance of Falconio, a 28-year-old British backpacker, and raised at least six key questions about the ­subsequent life imprisonment of Bradley John Murdoch, who was convicted of his murder in a 2005 court case.

    Falconio and Ms Lees, then 27, were stopped on the Stuart Highway en route to Darwin by another driver claiming there were some sparks coming from the back of their vehicle.

    Ms Lees heard a gunshot at the back of the car and was then bound at gunpoint. She escaped and hid in nearby bushes for hours as the gunman searched for her.

    Falconio’s body has not been found and Ms Lees, who was ­vilified for not speaking publicly after her traumatic ­experience, returned to Huddersfield in ­England’s north.

    But in the most sensational new development in a mystery that has riveted both Australians and Britons for nearly two decades, Mr Millar has recounted something he witnessed before seeing Ms Lees.

    He said he saw headlights “doing circles and lights going on and off’’.

    At one point he slowed down his truck thinking two men standing outside a red car on the roadside may have required assistance before witnessing the men bundle a man who looked “like jelly’’ into the car.

    “There was something they didn’t want me to see. I am pretty sure that guy in the middle very well could have been Peter ­Falconio,” Mr Millar said.

    The truck driver said this was the first time he had spoken about “jelly man’’ because the police had not asked him about events he had seen before Ms Lees ran in front of his truck.

    Mr Millar gave evidence at Murdoch’s Northern Territory trial that “this sheila jumped out in front of my truck’’, forcing him to swerve to avoid her.

    Her hands were together above her head and she “sort of threw herself” at him.

    Mr Millar said Ms Lees wanted to try and find her boyfriend, and they started to look until Ms Lees told Mr Millar that the ­attacker had a gun and had held it against her head.

    In the television program, which aired in Britain last month and which will begin on Seven this Sunday, experts raise questions about the DNA evidence used to convict Murdoch and the small amount of Falconio’s blood at the scene.

    Oz

  82. Des Deskperson

    ‘A black hole filled with venomous public serpents is a good thing?’

    Actually, the more I talk to people around here, the more I’m becoming convinced that ‘APS staff had been working around the clock to assist the community during the pandemic.’ is a something of an exaggeration.

    My APS contacts – from both line and central agencies – say that while there were times they did have to bust a gut, there were also long periods of normal or even slack workloads, complicated by the fact while there are certain jobs you can do effectively from home, there are others – despite ‘zoom’ – that you can’t.

    And while we were told that there had been a massive and unprecedented redeployment of staff across the APS to cope with COVID, the CPSU figures – which may be, err, rounded – indicate that only about 3% of staff were actually affected.

    And why would a pasty-faced little EL1 in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – an agency whose work is marginal at the best of times but irrelevant to the pandemic – have any actual idea about whether ‘the public sector had been critical in making sure Australians were receiving support from the government in the crisis.

  83. mh

    Donald J. Trump Retweeted

    Shannon Bream
    @ShannonBream
    ·
    25m
    BREAKING: POTUS commutes Roger Stone’s sentence.
    From WH: “Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!”

  84. Roger

    In a time when the thesis that “2+2=4 is a racist construct” can be publicly discussed and even form the basis of education policy and curricula revisions in some jurisdictions a brown David Copperfield is the least of our worries.

  85. 2dogs

    Dark skinned actor putting white skinned actors out of work /sarc.

    Could have at least done it in whiteface.

  86. mh

    Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.

    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr.
    Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency. There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia. Such collusion was never anything other than a fantasy of partisans unable to accept the result of the 2016 election. The collusion delusion spawned endless and farcical investigations, conducted at great taxpayer expense, looking for evidence that did not exist. As it became clear that these witch hunts would never bear fruit, the Special Counsel’s Office resorted to process-based charges leveled at high-profile people in an attempt to manufacture the false impression of criminality lurking below the surface. These charges were the product of recklessness borne of frustration and malice.This is why the out-of-control Mueller prosecutors, desperate for splashy headlines to compensate for a failed investigation, set their sights on Mr. Stone. Roger Stone is well known for his nearly 50 years of work as a consultant for high-profile Republican politicians, including President Ronald Reagan, Senator Bob Dole, and many others. He is also well known for his outspoken support for President Donald J. Trump and opposition to Hillary Clinton.
    Mr. Stone was charged by the same prosecutors from the Mueller Investigation tasked with finding evidence of collusion with Russia. Because no such evidence exists, however, they could not charge him for any collusion-related crime. Instead, they charged him for his conduct during their investigation. The simple fact is that if the Special Counsel had not been pursuing an absolutely baseless investigation, Mr. Stone would not be facing time in prison.

    In addition to charging Mr. Stone with alleged crimes arising solely from their own improper investigation, the Mueller prosecutors also took pains to make a public and shameful spectacle of his arrest. Mr. Stone is a 67-year-old man, with numerous medical conditions, who had never been convicted of another crime. But rather than allow him to surrender himself, they used dozens of FBI agents with automatic weapons and tactical equipment, armored vehicles, and an amphibious unit to execute a pre-dawn raid of his home, where he was with his wife of many years. Notably, CNN cameras were present to broadcast these events live to the world, even though they swore they were not notified—it was just a coincidence that they were there together with the FBI early in the morning.

    Not only was Mr. Stone charged by overzealous prosecutors pursing a case that never should have existed, and arrested in an operation that never should have been approved, but there were also serious questions about the jury in the case. The forewoman of his jury, for example, concealed the fact that she is a member of the so-called liberal “resistance” to the Trump Presidency. In now-deleted tweets, this activist-juror vividly and openly attacked President Trump and his supporters.

    Mr. Stone would be put at serious medical risk in prison. He has appealed his conviction and is seeking a new trial. He maintains his innocence and has stated that he expects to be fully exonerated by the justice system. Mr. Stone, like every American, deserves a fair trial and every opportunity to vindicate himself before the courts. The President does not wish to interfere with his efforts to do so. At this time, however, and particularly in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the President has determined to commute his sentence. Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!

  87. Infidel Tiger King

    Meet the Press
    @MeetThePress
    ·
    2h
    BREAKING: President Trump tells Telemundo’s
    @jdbalart
    he will sign an executive order on immigration that will include DACA in the coming weeks. #mtpdaily

    Trump: “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.”

    Why would you bother voting for this extreme left wing buffoon?

    Javanka sucks.

  88. Zatara

    Beevor’s my go-to on WW2.

    I’m also a big fan of Victor Davis Hansen’s historical works. WWII wise his ‘The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won’ is a sophisticated analysis from a strategic viewpoint of WWII.

    The author writes at a level which assumes the reader is knowledgeable of WW2 and has read at least some of the popular histories. This saves a great deal of time and text. The analysis concentrates on fundamentals of production, logistics, time and distance while spending almost no space on battlefield sketches of individual actions. Mr Hanson is very good at avoiding the standard tropes and clichés, making his own reserved judgments. The Author has a firm grasp of basic Economics, essential to any serious History of this subject.

    I’m just starting to work my way through the rest of his stuff. He has a remarkable range of historic and social knowledge.

    His video’s on yootube rank as highly on my playlist as his mate Thomas Sowell’s.

  89. Geriatric Mayfly

    In a time when the thesis that “2+2=4 is a racist construct”

    PRIME numbers will be next. All numbers are equal, and only dead white mathematicians would deem some of a higher status than others.

  90. Zatara

    PRIME numbers will be next.

    Followed by natural, rational, real, and complex numbers.
    The integers, being both positive and negative, will dither and remain on the sidelines.
    The irrational and imaginary numbers will rule the day.
    Until they are decimated by the binary.

  91. lotocoti

    I want a scam that hurts the Banks but not the clients.

    Way back, when I used to hang out with graphic artists, what was and wasn’t possible eventually led to the topic of forgery.
    I can say no more about a movie worthy plot to swap pallets of forged notes with legitimate ones returned for destruction.

  92. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3509665, posted on July 11, 2020 at 7:24 am

    A community lawyer from Chicago now a millionaire.

  93. Cassie of Sydney

    “Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr.”

    Great, great news.

  94. Makka

    I can recommend British military historian Sir Antony Beevor’s ‘The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII”.

    Beevor’s book on Stalingrad was positively awesome. Talk about a harrowing battle. Beevor is masterful at getting not just the technical and numerical data into the book, but also capturing the human horrors and deprivation , the emotion associated with the battle. Arnhem will be no less I’m sure.

    I have a Dutch mate who lives near that bridge, several hundred metres away. He reckons the plan would have had to have a lot more troops and the absolute certainty of heavy armour to succeed. Market Garden was a whim gone badly wrong.

  95. incoherent rambler

    The irrational and imaginary numbers will rule the day.
    Until they are decimated by the binary.

    Polly Nomial and Curly Pi
    (Impure Mathematics: The Cautionary Tale of Polly Nomial)

    Once upon a time pretty little Polly Nomial was strolling across a field of vectors when she came to the edge of a singularly large matrix.

    Now Polly was convergent and her mother had made it an absolute condition that she must never enter such an array without her brackets on. Poll however, who had changed her variables that morning and was feeling particularly badly behaved, ignored these conditions on the ground that they were unnecessary, and made her way amongst the complex elements.

    Rows and columns enveloped her on both sides. Tangents approached her surface; she became tensor and tensor. Quite suddenly two branches of a hyperbola touched her at a single point. She oscillated violently, lost all sense of directrix and went completely divergent. As she reached a turning point she tripped over a square root which was protruding from the erf and plunged headlong down a steep gradient. When she was differentiated once more she found herself alone, apparently in a non-Euclidian space.

    She was being watched however. That smooth operator, Curly Pi, was lurking inner product. As his eyes devoured her curvilinear co-ordinates, a singular expression crossed his face. Was she still convergent, he wondered. He decided to integrate at once.

    Hearing a vulgar fraction behind her, Polly turned round and saw Curly Pi approaching with his power series extrapolated. She could see at once by his degenerate conic and his dissipative terms that he was bent on no good.

    “Eureka” she gasped.

    “Ho Ho” he said, “what a symmetric little polynomial you are. I can see you’re absolutely bubbling over with secs.”

    “Oh Sir”, she protested, “keep away from me, I haven’t got my brackets on.”

    “Calm yourself, my dear,” said our suave operator, “your fears are purely imaginary.”

    “i,i,” she thought. “Perhaps he’s homogeneous then.”

    “What order are you,” the brute demanded.

    “Seventeen”, replied Polly.

    Curly leered. “I suppose you’ve never been operated on yet”, he said.

    “Of course no,” Polly exclaimed indignantly. “I’m absolutely convergent”.

    “Come, come,” said Curly, “lets off to a decimal place I know and I’ll take you to the limit”.

    “Never” gasped Polly.

    “EXCHLF” he swore, using the vilest oath he knew. His patience was gone. Coshing her over the coefficient with a log until she was powerless, Curly removed her discontinuities. He started at her significant places and began smoothing her points of inflection. Poor Polly, all was up. She felt his digit tending to her asymptotic limit. Her convergence was gone for ever.

    There was no mercy, for Curly was a Heavyside operator. He integrated by partial fractions. The complex beast even went all the way round and did a contour integration. What an indignity. To be multiply connected at her first integration. Curly went on operating until he was absolutely and completely orthogonal.

    When Polly got home that evening her mother noticed that she was truncated in several places. But it was too late to differentiate now. As the months went by, Polly increased monotonically. Finally, she generated a small but pathological function which left surds all over the place until she was driven to distraction.

    The moral of the story is this: If you want to keep your expressions convergent, never allow them a single degree of freedom.

    http://math.newhaven.edu/mhm/mhumor/poly.html
    https://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/~sdg/story1.html

  96. woolfe

    Amber Heard found a nice nest.

    Yes but what about Pistol and Boo?

  97. Old Lefty

    Health workers in Victoria short of PPE?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-11/victorian-hospitals-and-aged-care-still-cannot-access-ppe/12445318

    Let the proles wait! We’re far too busy monitoring webcast church services.

  98. Dr Faustus

    What next…..a man of African heritage portraying Henry VIII?

    Well, obviously Forest Whitaker: he has had great success playing syphilitic tyrants.
    (And oddly, was done up in blackface to play Idi Amin – not quite sure how that works out in Cancel Culture.)

  99. Dr Faustus

    Yes but what about Pistol and Boo?

    Bananaby’s finest hour.

  100. miltonf

    PoS of the day award- I nominate Thomas Friedman of the NYT. Poisonous parasite.

  101. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    I LOVE @GoyaFoods!

  102. shatterzzz

    I must be the odd man out when it comes to Beevor and his books .. Read one of them and attempted a second but found him a bit boring .. tends to blunt the story down with too far many statistics and references that would be better suited in appendix(s).
    Preferred the Cornelius Ryan approach to WW2 narratives ..

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

  104. Rossini

    Johno
    #3509785, posted on July 11, 2020 at 10:14 am
    “I want a scam that hurts the Banks but not the clients. A couple of hundred million would be nice. Just keep it between us OK?”

    AS a self funded retiree who relies on bank shareholder dividends all I can say is
    FUCK YOU!

  105. Makka

    Preferred the Cornelius Ryan approach to WW2 narratives ..

    Ryan did a masterful job on D-Day, without doubt. I prefer his version as well actually. You might also enjoy this shatterzz:

    Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day

  106. AS a self funded retiree who relies on bank shareholder dividends all I can say is
    FUCK YOU!

    If you’re one of the owners, you’re part of the problem. What has been done in your name is beyond the pale.
    You should feel deep shame.
    Reparations aren’t the answer, merely a good start.

  107. stackja

    Teacher charged in Greenacre over alleged sexual assault of a student at western Sydney school
    A female teacher from Greenacre has been hit with 10 charges after she allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy who was a student at the western Sydney school she is employed by.

    Eliza Barr, Canterbury-Bankstown Express
    Subscriber only
    |
    July 10, 2020 7:36pm

    Get probation?

  108. thefrollickingmole

    Heres an actual headline (I cant copy for some reason) from the Gruiniad explaining why you filthy, filthy easterners need to stay locked up.

    The premier of the state of Victoria, Australia, has announced 216 new cases of Covid-19 and one death (of a man in his 90’s)

    We must not let 90 year olds die of illness!!!

  109. stackja

    Makka
    #3509853, posted on July 11, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Operation Fortitude
    Reasons for success
    General George Patton was the leader whom the Germans feared the most and whom they considered the Allies’ best general.[27] Therefore, the German High Command believed that he would lead the daring attack.

    27. Beevor (2012), p. 571

  110. Rossini

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3509854, posted on July 11, 2020 at 11:21 am

    FUCK YOU TOO

  111. Makka

    stack,
    Fortitude was the Patton hoax and much much more.

  112. What has been done in your name is beyond the pale.

    No.

    Insurers are worse, but it requires three seconds of reflection to understand why.

    If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. Not even with debt!

  113. H B Bear

    In his 90s!

    Taken too young.

  114. shatterzzz

    Preferred the Cornelius Ryan approach to WW2 narratives ..
    Ryan did a masterful job on D-Day, without doubt. I prefer his version as well actually. You might also enjoy this shatterzz:

    Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day
    Saw a copy in a Salvos op-shop for $2 last week .. very unlikely to be gone so I’ll pop back this week ..

  115. rickw

    Out and about today in Melbournistan, watching live the real time destruction of the last vestiges of Australian Wealth and Prosperity!!!

    Fuck em! They’re getting what they voted for!

  116. Yeah rick.

    I pity the ADF.

    Would you sacrifice your life these days for the average Australian, let alone your average Melbournian?

  117. Johno

    Banks rip many Billions of hard earned dollars from people who have no option other than to use the filthy swine. To relieve them of a few hundred million would be an exquisite delight. I would be willing to donate a small sum to the makers of fine German and Belgian beer.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    I LOVE @GoyaFoods!

    Hehe…remember when he did the taco bowl?
    Lefties went absolutely nuts over it.
    He should do it again!

  119. JC

    Liberty Quote.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…

  120. JC

    Artie, Bruce?

    Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
    NasdaqGS – NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
    Add to watchlist
    $1,544.65 +$150.37 (+10.78%)

    Market Cap $286.494B

    Comments please. Can you also explain how you made what has been the worst call in stock market history (since WW2) and what you’re going to say in the apology post.

    Thanks.

  121. Johno

    My first job was with the Commonwealth Bank. Decimal currency had just been introduced and all the money in the country had to be changed over. Every Wednesday all the other Banks in the area came into our branch and exchanged pounds for dollars. All this money was then handed to me and I would run it through a machine which cancelled it.I then placed it in several large suitcases and it was then posted to the Reserve in Melbourne where it was burned. Usually between two and three million dollars.That money was not counted after I had mutilated it. I could have just taken 20 or thirty thousand quid at a time very easily, but being young and dumb I didn’t. Anyone got a spare Time machine they aren’t using?

  122. Steve trickler

    30000 allowed at the footy in Perth, not 60000. Total bullshit to think a seat in between each spectator has a scientific basis to do anything. Exposed to radio via work and i have yet to hear any anyone question this bullshit. AM and FM. Useless.

    On a related note.



  123. JC

    FMD, seriously FMD. This is a tweet from the US libertarian party candidate for prez. Standing together with BLM?

    Jo Jorgensen
    @Jorgensen4POTUS
    #BlackLivesMatter
    means standing in solidarity with a mourning black community as we fight together to end qualified immunity, police brutality, sentencing disparities, and the war on drugs, not support of any “organization” by that name.

    Just fucking shameful.

  124. Geriatric Mayfly

    @realDonaldTrump
    Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…

    Have I been waiting for this! I sensed it would come eventually, but in his second term. No doubt our local Education Unions will whip themselves into a lather and be sending funds to help out their besieged confreres. I recall union funds once being diverted to the Sandanistas, and to Arfur Scargill’s benevolent fund. The integrity of Wimmin’s Studies outweighs both.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops sorry that’s Bezos not Musk.
    Amazon Is Now Worth More Than The ASX: Whether Its Time To Buy Into Australia

    Then there’s Zoom. 😀
    Zoom is Now Worth More Than the World’s 7 Biggest Airlines

    I get a feeling were not in Kansas anymore.

  126. cohenite

    mh
    #3509805, posted on July 11, 2020 at 10:31 am
    Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.

    Outstanding! Trump has to go full snowflake crusher now and pardon Flynn while simultaneously appointing him head of the FBI.

  127. JC

    Cronkite

    What parallel universe have you entered today where Trump appoints Flynn as the head of the FBI? What happened to Flynn is a legal and moral travesty but that doesn’t make head of the FBI material.

    STFU and get back to apportioning rate notices.

  128. MACK

    The virus was caused by communism. If China had adopted free enterprise and democracy after WW2 like Japan, they would have been prosperous and banned live animal markets. So add another half million or so deaths to already astronomical number on the communist scorecard.

  129. JC

    Question.

    Should the FBI building be renamed? Currently, the J Edgar Hoover Building.

  130. zyconoclast

    Legalise Sedition
    #3509784, posted on July 11, 2020 at 10:13 am
    Rosenberg should have been hanged.

    True to form, Trump cucks again.

  131. cohenite

    What parallel universe have you entered today where Trump appoints Flynn as the head of the FBI? What happened to Flynn is a legal and moral travesty but that doesn’t make head of the FBI material.

    The parallel universe of universal shiny arses head prefect.

    So, you’d leave Wray there. One of your better ideas.

  132. Ed Case

    *** …means standing in solidarity with a mourning black community as we fight together to end qualified immunity, police brutality, sentencing disparities, and the war on drugs, not support of any “organization” by that name.***
    Sounds reasonable.
    The cops ought not have qualified immunity to murder and rape people. If anything, they ought to be held to a higher standard.
    The so called War On Drugs has been a huge failure, turned many inner city areas into black war zones.
    All round, reasonable statement from the Libertarian Candidate.
    Meet the Director of the Nation Institute on Drug Research, Trotsky’s Great Granddaughter!
    She says ”No to Pot.”

  133. zyconoclast

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is presumably now going to played by some trannie and seven tall people…

    Looks like plot idea for a p0rno

  134. Tel

    30000 allowed at the footy in Perth, not 60000. Total bullshit to think a seat in between each spectator has a scientific basis to do anything.

    What? What?!? You don’t accept the science of making a token effort?

    Scientism denier!!!

  135. Top Ender

    I could have just taken 20 or thirty thousand quid at a time very easily, but being young and dumb I didn’t.

    Bigger Life Mistakes…

    I bought a house and 4 acres of land in Tassie as a young bloke, together with the then-girlfriend. Together we renovated it for four years. The land was pretty crap, and featured an old quarry.

    One day a bloke knocked at the door. He was from the Department of Main Roads. They were excavating a cutting some k’s down the road. Could he put fill into the quarry?

    We thought about it and said yes. The result was one truck per hour for 10 hours a day dumping fill into the quarry. Like idiots we did not ask him for even $10 per truckload.

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump has to go full snowflake crusher now and pardon Flynn

    Not yet. The latest document drop shows even the FBI didn’t think he was lying.

    Elusive Government Memo Shows FBI Did Not Think Michael Flynn Intentionally Lied (10 Jul)

    The Justice Department this week provided Michael Flynn’s lawyers with a long-rumored government memo which shows that FBI officials did not believe that the former national security adviser intentionally lied in a White House interview at the center of his legal battle.

    Thus Sullivan is persecuting an innocent man. Doubly damning when Sullivan himself ordered the FBI to provide all exculpatory evidence, eg. this memo, which they refused to do. He is managing to discredit the entire Dem legal system all by himself, thus making ordinary people fearful of getting caught with a judge like Amy Berman Jackson and her lefty activist jury leader.

    If ordinary people fear that there is no justice if the Left controls the courts then more of them will vote against Biden. The defund the police stuff is also very scary for them. Wymminses may not like Trump because propaganda but wymminses can turn on a dime when they get scared.

  137. Zatara

    The cops ought not have qualified immunity to murder and rape people.

    That’s why they don’t and never have had immunity from charges of murder or rape.

    The qualified immunity they possess is to lawsuits, not criminal charges.

  138. zyconoclast

    Trump: “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.”

    Why would you bother voting for this extreme left wing buffoon?

    Are you tired of all this winning?

    Trump is the efficient Manchurian candidate.
    No need to replace the POTUS with the VP

  139. rickw

    FMD, seriously FMD. This is a tweet from the US libertarian party candidate for prez. Standing together with BLM?

    I think I found a worthwhile morning walk, short walk down Sydney Rd, binned a couple of BLM posters stuck to the side of bins. Very convenient.

    Seriously pathetic aping of US politics.

  140. notafan

    If people pay to see the Copperfield movie

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating

  141. Ed Case

    The qualified immunity they possess is to lawsuits, not criminal charges.

    They shouldn’t have any qualified immunity.
    By the way, how many people in the U.S. get shot dead by the cops annually?
    Over a thousand?
    How many Murder charges?
    Well, the Somali who shot dead the Sydney yoga teacher in Minneapolis in 2017 was charged and
    convicted for 3rd degree Murder. Sentenced to a couple of years, likely a free man by now.
    Any others? Very doubtful.

  142. Tel

    What happened to Flynn is a legal and moral travesty but that doesn’t make head of the FBI material.

    Oh I think that a sense of personal revenge is near enough to a sense of justice … good enough for government work at any rate.

    Flynn could start with a quick intro speech, “I come not to praise the FBI, I come here to bury the bastards that messed with me.” Could turn out … quite the Shakespearean tragedy.

  143. Tel

    The qualified immunity they possess is to lawsuits, not criminal charges.

    The cops get protection from criminal charges because DAs simply refuse to ever lay charges.

    Should be that ordinary citizens can lay criminal charges with a petition of a few thousand signatures if they fund it themselves. Then it would be a very different story.

  144. notafan

    Hmm.

    A couple of local traders that closed for the first unnecessary stage three lockdown have remained open this time.

    Good.

    Shopping centre definitely less busy but probably because extra shopping mid week and truly miserable weather combo.

    Five and a half more weeks of idiocy and irksomeness.

  145. rickw

    Her first CNC Milling Machine:

  146. Gilas

    “If that person says 2 times 3 equals a chicken, that person is wrong. I don’t care how trans they are.”

    Eric Weinstein, 2020

    The genius who came up with the Distributed Idea Suppression Complex – or “DISC”

    ie. the MSM’s and the politico-academic-corporate complex’s obsessive focus on highly select issues ad-nauseam (the Left’s talking points) to the almost complete exclusion of everything else.
    “Everything else” being what’s really important to normal people and what matters.

    Some interesting comments on the subject here.

  147. Tel

    President Trump tells Telemundo’s jdbalart he will sign an executive order on immigration that will include DACA in the coming weeks.

    What would be the point? SCOTUS already signed DACA into law, making the other branches of government largely a waste of time. Explain how I’m wrong.

  148. Moby Ed has some good comments then says qual. immunity gives coppers the right to rape people.

    Jesus Christ man.

    Shit straight out of Volkischer Beobachter.

  149. Mark A

    It’s a joke, so pls. no “so what?”

    3 men arrive at the Pearly Gates of Heaven, so St. Peter asks each of them how they died.

    The first guy says “I was sure my wife was having an affair, so I left work early to catch her out. I arrived home, and she was alone, but I still checked the wardrobes, under the bed, everywhere. I looked out of the window and saw a guy running out of the flats we live in, and I was so angry that I lifted up the fridge, and heaved it out of the window. The strain of that, and seeing the fridge hit him, caused a heart attack”.
    St. Peter says “That’s a terrible thing to happen. Go ahead – you’re in”

    The second guy says “I was on my way to work, and saw my bus coming, so I started to run. All of a sudden, a fridge came out of nowhere and killed me”.
    St. Peter says “That’s a terrible thing to happen. Go ahead – you’re in”

    What happened to you”, asks St. Peter to the third man.
    “Well, I’m sitting in this fridge, minding my own business …”

  150. Sounds like Amber Heard put another boyfriend in a fridge as punishment for being a meanie.

  151. zyconoclast

    @realDonaldTrump
    Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…

    re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status…

    A real tough guy would do something like this. Just copy and paste with minor edits.

    Controversial intensive scrutiny of political groups
    Beginning in March 2010, the IRS more closely scrutinized certain organizations applying for tax-exempt status under sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code by focusing on groups with certain words in their names.[33][34][35] In May 2010, some employees of the “Determinations Unit” of the Cincinnati office of the IRS, which is tasked with reviewing applications pertaining to tax-exempt status, began developing a spreadsheet that became known as the “Be On the Look Out” list.

    The list, first distributed in August 2010, suggested intensive scrutiny of applicants with names related to a number of political causes, including names related to the Tea Party movement and other conservative causes.[35] Eventually, IRS employees in at least Cincinnati, Ohio; El Monte, California; Laguna Niguel, California; and Washington, D.C.[36] applied closer scrutiny to applications from organizations that:[37][38][39]

    referenced words such as “Tea Party”, “Patriots”, or “9/12 Project”, “progressive,” “occupy,” “Israel,” “open source software,” “medical marijuana” and “occupied territory advocacy” in the case file;[34][35]
    outlined issues in the application that included government spending, government debt, or taxes;
    involved advocating or lobbying to “make America a better place to live”;
    had statements in the case file that criticized how the country is being run;
    advocated education about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights;
    were focused on challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—known by many as Obamacare;
    questioned the integrity of federal elections.
    Over the two years between April 2010 and April 2012, the IRS essentially placed on hold the processing of applications for 501(c)(4) tax-exemption status received from organizations with “Tea Party”, “patriots”, or “9/12” in their names. While apparently none of these organizations’ applications were denied during this period,[Note 2] only 4 were approved.[41] During the same general period, the agency approved applications from several dozen presumably liberal-leaning organizations whose names included terms such as “progressive”, “progress”, “liberal”, or “equality”.[41][42] However, the IRS also selected several progressive- or Democratic-leaning organizations for increased scrutiny. An affiliate of the liberal group Emerge America had its request for tax-exempt status denied, leading to a review (and the eventual revocation) of the larger Emerge America organization’s tax-exempt status.[40] The conservative National Review states that a November 2010 version of the IRS’s BOLO list indicates that liberal and conservative groups were in fact treated differently because liberal groups could be approved for tax-exempt status by line agents, while tea party groups could not.[43]

  152. Carpe Jugulum

    By the way, how many people in the U.S. get shot dead by the cops annually?

    Not as many as you would think

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

  153. Steve trickler

    Sina – 2016. Drumming to a song I have never heard.

    Lyrics that are pertinent. Hello Victoria.



  154. Dr Faustus

    Should be that ordinary citizens can lay criminal charges with a petition of a few thousand signatures if they fund it themselves. Then it would be a very different story.

    Yes it would.
    It would set up an instant GoFundMe/Change.org industry to prosecute causes du jour.

    Vexatious criminal litigation weaponised against the fascist state.

  155. Yeah I can’t see anti clerical lunatics going apeshit with a GoFundIndictments Dot Com.

    Who knows, maybe every PM and judge ever would be brought to trial by an underclass of high school dropouts who think LBJ trafficked and raped their sister when she was 18 months old and she has a perfect memory of that.

    What a hoot, but better observed through the prism of an interdimensional entity than a real human.

    We can call it the Housos Inquisition.

  156. Tel

    FMD, seriously FMD. This is a tweet from the US libertarian party candidate for prez. Standing together with BLM?

    Did you read the words? What do you think she means by ‘not support of any “organization” by that name’?

    Jo is sound … perhaps a touch too cerebral for the campaign trail … but sound nevertheless.

    Push the BLM organizers to come out in favour of moving hemp off the schedule 1 drug list. It’s their weak point issue … because secretly they are Marxist and hate freedom … which is why they never talk about solving problems.

  157. Rossini #3509860, posted on July 11, 2020 at 11:28 am
    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3509854, posted on July 11, 2020 at 11:21 am
    FUCK YOU TOO

    Confirmed, you’re a banker alright.
    Degree of empathy, people skills & civility all match.
    Reparations from you will be a good way to begin showing your contrition.

  158. Carpe Jugulum

    JC
    #3509893, posted on July 11, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Question.

    Should the FBI building be renamed? Currently, the J Edgar Hoover Building.

    Answer – Yes

    The Tax Hoover Building

  159. Tel

    Who knows, maybe every PM and judge ever would be brought to trial by an underclass of high school dropouts who think LBJ trafficked and raped their sister when she was 18 months old and she has a perfect memory of that.

    Oh I’m sure all the judges trust that the system is fair and would never convict anyone innocent.

    They have nothing to hide … They have nothing to worry about.

  160. Bruce of Newcastle

    SCOTUS already signed DACA into law

    All they said was go back and do your homework better. They didn’t uphold DACA and didn’t permanently void Trump’s exec order. So it sounds like Trump is resubmitting the exec order with more supporting guff to keep Roberts happy. Or was it Kavanagh. Gorsuch? One of them didn’t like it.

  161. Zatara

    SCOTUS already signed DACA into law

    SCOTUS doesn’t get to sign anything into law. They are a judicial agency and laws are made by the legislature. They are however supposed to rule on the law.

    But there is no DACA law. DACA is a blatantly illegal executive order made by Obama that unilaterally halted enforcement of laws passed by Congress, and further illegally bestowed upon individuals living in the nation illegally the right to obtain working papers, in direct contravention of federal law.

    Obama implemented it that way because he didn’t dare try to get it passed in Congress.

    What SCOTUS did was improperly decide to invalidate Trump reversing Obama’s executive order. They did so because they couldn’t stand the social pressure from the left and the media regarding the perceived hardship on the DACA recipients.

    When the highest court in the land doesn’t have the courage to act in accordance with the law the left has won. Who knows what Trump is going to be able to do about it now.

  162. Tel

    SCOTUS doesn’t get to sign anything into law. They are a judicial agency and laws are made by the legislature. They are however supposed to rule on the law.

    You old fashioned fuddy duddy.

    All contracts are living documents … a word means what I say it means.

  163. Dr Faustus

    All contracts are living documents … a word means what I say it means.

    How very Humpty Dumpty.

  164. Tel

    Confirmed, you’re a banker alright.

    Sorry Sal, I bought Westpac shares … couldn’t resist, they were selling on Rona discount day, and I had JC telling me not to hold too much cash … with inflation coming n-that.

    Pay interest on your debts buddy, it’s the law, and not that I don’t like you but this is business.

  165. mh

    Tel
    #3509931, posted on July 11, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Good pick up.

  166. Top Ender

    State school teachers are accusing the Andrews Government of risking their lives by reopening schools on Monday, ramping up pressure for a return to remote learning for all students.

    Citing health concerns based on the Al-Taqwa outbreak, one teacher has started a change.org petition which has attracted more than 1000 signatures from parents and other teachers. The petition, which is being widely shared on social media, is in direct contravention of the Victorian Public Sector Code of Conduct which prohibits teachers from making comment in a private capacity that relates to their jobs. They are also required to “implement and administer the policies and programs of the elected government”.

    The petition was started by Sawsan Hassan, who is listed as a teacher at Cranbourne East Secondary College.

    “Education is important however, being dead or seriously ill negates education. The health and wellbeing of my family and students is my highest priority,” the petition says. “As a teacher I am worried about the risk that this return to school poses to my colleagues, my students and my family. Hundreds are being diagnosed every day. I dislike remote teaching, but in this situation it is necessary to prevent the continuation of these outbreaks,” it says.

    It references the spread of the virus among senior students at Al-Taqwa College.

    “There is no rational justification for putting the health of teachers and students at risk by sending senior students and teachers back to school,” it says.

    A number of registered teachers have supported the petition, including Lauren Perkins, who asks: “Why are we being forced to risk our safety, as well as the livelihood of students, their families and the local communities?”

    The same sentiments are expressed by Manolya Moustafa, who says she is a VCE teacher and a sub branch president of the Australian Education Union. In an article in Red Flag, a socialist magazine, she writes: The state government has put the VCE results timeline ahead of the health and lives of students and school staff”.

    “The government feigns concern for student wellbeing and education, yet they are happy to send them into harm’s way, knowing full well that it could mean death or severe long-term illness for students, staff and their families,” the article says.

    Ms Moustafa is a registered Victorian teacher.

    The Department of Education has been contacted for comment.

    [email protected]

    Herald-Sun

  167. Dr Faustus

    Interestingly, the reliably left-wing Turnbull Guardian is now running consistently anti-China and sometimes slightly pro-Morrison.

    China has only itself to blame for Australia’s move on Hong Kong

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Race to tear down pillars of reason

    We are in the grip of a cultural revolution and Western civilisation itself is in danger of being destroyed. It is well past time for people to stop kowtowing and start vigorously defending it.

    By Peter Baldwin

    From Inquirer
    July 11, 2020
    10 minute read
    Comments

    What happens when a civilisation starts to loathe itself? To loathe itself with a quasi-religious fervour? When its citizens, who may have committed no crime and oppressed no one, feel obliged to get down on their knees in a gesture of supplication to persons unspecified, as all the players in the two main Australian football codes did recently, along with innumerable other people around the world?

    Something very weird and profoundly disturbing is going on in the Western world at the moment, something I would not have imagined possible just a few years ago — indeed a few months ago.

    We are witnessing nothing less than a cultural revolution, with distinct echoes of the one that rent China in the 1960s and 70s. We see mob hysteria in the physical and online space, and ritual denunciations of anyone expressing the slightest disagreement with the ever-changing orthodoxies of the identity politics creed, as even the hitherto impeccably politically correct JK Rowling has found.

    Instead of the forced confessions of ideological errors of Cultural Revolution China, people are pressured into making apologies and acknowledging “privilege”, with serious malefactors required to undergo counselling and “re-education” by training in diversity and “implicit bias”.

    As in China, we see the obsessive desecration and destruction of monuments and symbols of an irredeemably tainted past and an absolute intolerance of dissent. What would have befallen any of the kneeling footballers who dared to say “I disagree”? Social obloquy and career destruction, almost certainly.

    So what is it that the footballers, and innumerable others all over the Western world, are held guilty of? Their race, defined in the most literal sense by their white skin, possession of which is held to be a kind of original sin.

    Overstated, you might think? Consider the following excerpt from an ABC Radio National program, The Minefield. The title of the episode was Wrong to Be White and featured a panel discussion involving the show’s compere, Scott Stephens, who runs the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website, and two academics, “critical race” theorist Alana Lentin from Western Sydney University and historian Joanna Cruickshank from Deakin University.

    In the midst of an hour of blather about the problematical nature of “whiteness”, Stephens came out with this to the murmured assent of the others: “The great moral debility about being white is that people have wilfully chosen the trinkets and accoutrements of the accretions of power and privilege over a much more fundamental bondedness with other human beings … I mean, that is, if we were speaking in a theological register we would call that a tremendous or even radical sin.”

    Got that? The mere fact of “being white” is a “tremendous or even radical sin”. This kind of deprecation recurs, expressed in less elevated terms, in both traditional and social media, especially the latter, and is endemic in university humanities departments.

    The remarkable thing about this is that it is the mirror image of the old racist trope that saw black skin as the biblical mark of Cain. I think this marks the point where identity politics has begun to evolve into a quasi-religious cult, complete with sinners, the saved, and rituals of absolution. Have you seen the university demos where demonstrators recite from texts, as if in a prayer meeting?

    I am old enough to recall when liberals and progressives aspired to a post-racial future in which people would be judged by the content of their character, not the colour of their skin, in the majestic words of Martin Luther King.

    Nowadays, liberals and progressives have turned this thinking on its head. Today, to advocate a post-racial future is denounced as itself racist. Indeed, some universities, including the University of California, have designated statements such as “when I look at you I don’t see colour”, or “there is just one race, the human race” as impermissible “microaggressions”.

    Instead of being seen as individuals, according to the identarian ideology we are all essentially defined by our race and other identities — gender, sexual preference and so on, with each such identity marking us as oppressor or oppressed. Instead of being free agents capable of forming and expressing our own opinions on the issues of the day, we are all expected to speak as members of our respective identities, arrogantly assertive if deemed oppressed or grovellingly apologetic if an oppressor, destined at best to be a loyal “ally” of the former.

    This mentality is exemplified by Ayanna Pressley, one of “the Squad” of members of congress led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” In other words, stick to the script, a script prescribed by the immutable characteristics, the “intersectional identities”, that define who you are.

    Hear that, Jacinta Price and Warren Mundine? What made you think you are entitled to suggest that violence in indigenous communities is not solely a product of European colonisation but might even have something to do with the very traditional culture uncritically romanticised by “progressives”? How dare you, Price, think that you have the right, as you put it, “not to live by 40,000-year-old laws when the rest of the world has had the privilege of evolution within their cultures”.

    And, of course, if you are a possessor of the dreaded white skin, the new mark of Cain, not only are you held responsible for the crimes of people who may or may not be your ancestors. You are held liable, individually and collectively, for the actions of any sadistic brute of the same skin tone in a police uniform anywhere in the world.

  169. Note the names of the two teachers mentioned. Not Anglo.

    “State school teachers are accusing the Andrews Government of risking their lives by reopening schools on Monday, ramping up pressure for a return to remote learning for all students”.

  170. Johno

    Why wouldn’t this work?
    I go to the USA and start a bank. There are thousands of the buggers there, so one more won’t hurt.I seed the Bank with a bogus EFT . I then open up an account with another Bank and deposit the funds from my Bank into that a/c. I do that every where I can. All funds are by EFT. When the GFC was on the Bank of England made an EFT of about 5 billion Pounds to the Bank of Scotland. They didn’t have that money, they just pressed a button and Voila!!!!!!.
    Now I reckon that Banks have to be audited etc. So, say this happens every 6 months, when time is up I fold the Bank and walk. No-one is suing because no-one has lost anything. I will then have legitimate money from legitimate Banks in legitimate a/cs.
    The original Banks have not lost anything because they have EFTs from a legitimate Bank.

  171. JC

    Did you read the words? What do you think she means by ‘not support of any “organization” by that name’?

    Jo is sound … perhaps a touch too cerebral for the campaign trail … but sound nevertheless.

    Push the BLM organizers to come out in favour of moving hemp off the schedule 1 drug list. It’s their weak point issue … because secretly they are Marxist and hate freedom … which is why they never talk about solving problems.

    Tel, I read the words and there’s zero reason to use that term even with a fucking disclaimer. It’s a terrible look.

  172. JC

    cohenite
    #3509895, posted on July 11, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    What parallel universe have you entered today where Trump appoints Flynn as the head of the FBI? What happened to Flynn is a legal and moral travesty but that doesn’t make head of the FBI material.

    The parallel universe of universal shiny arses head prefect.

    So, you’d leave Wray there. One of your better ideas.

    And you draw the conclusion my comment means I support Wray? How so? Cronkite, you’re reading too much into the latest rate notice.

    Remind me again, is it 360 or 365 days apportionment?

  173. JC

    mh
    #3509943, posted on July 11, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Tel
    #3509931, posted on July 11, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Good pick up.

    Take that back and apologize. 🙂

  174. JC

    Tel
    #3509942, posted on July 11, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Confirmed, you’re a banker alright.

    Sorry Sal, I bought Westpac shares … couldn’t resist, they were selling on Rona discount day, and I had JC telling me not to hold too much cash … with inflation coming n-that.

    Pay interest on your debts buddy, it’s the law, and not that I don’t like you but this is business.

    Oh lord, he’s possibly in default again. I hope those bank managers are wearing protective vests.

  175. JC

    Architectural porn.

    Artie, new apartment building about to go up in a ritzy part of Melbourne sort of – although it’s a busy street.

    Nice looking and they used a Swedish interior design firm for the inside. Kitchen looks great and no clutter. Thoughts?

    https://www.kincrest.com.au/stanhope#contact

    nice work by the Swedish design gal.

  176. JC

    MSM isn’t just a little fucked up. It’s huge with all of them needing mental health hospitalization. They’re just not well… mentally.

    NBC News Spent Weeks Reporting On A Contributor’s Journey Battling Coronavirus – But He Never Had It

    Get a load of the lunatic’s pic.

  177. cohenite

    And you draw the conclusion my comment means I support Wray? How so?

    Well. You don’t want Flynn to replace him, do you. If not Flynn, then who; and if no one else then you want Wray to stay. FFS, do better will you head prefect.

  178. Tintarella di Luna

    I wonder if there is the possibility of the NSW Premier offering asylum to refugees from Victoria the condition would be that they would spend 2 weeks in detention not six weeks as proposed by Dunderhead Dan. I am sure that would assist State relations

  179. JC

    I always wanted you as FBI director, Cronkite.

    In fact, just last week, in a regular meeting with the Orange Oaf, I said

    Trumpster, we need Cronkite at the FBI.

    Exact words.

  180. Bundyrum

    Shiny arse, if you hadn’t been a Gekko wannabe, the best professions for your sleazy talents would have been a politician, banker, lawyer or second hand car dealer, did you ever consider any of these options?

  181. egg_

    Talk about on the blog 24/7, Head Prefect.

  182. Bundyrum

    I am gonna be told to get him more bananas soon.

  183. JC

    Eggles

    I don’t know what’s come over you of late.

    By the way, your link last evening, which I took a look at, doesn’t do anything to your argument suggesting the China bug is weakening. It describes observance of mutation change. Yes, we’ve known about this since March. Your boneheaded argument that its both mutated and weakened is pure speculation. Understand the difference?

    ———

    Ted

    Go pick bananas.

  184. Tel:

    Flynn could start with a quick intro speech, “I come not to praise the FBI, I come here to bury the bastards that messed with me.” Could turn out … quite the Shakespearean tragedy.

    And he can add “Being added to your ‘in’ trays is your dismissal notices, and the paperwork for confiscation of your pensions. You’d all better get good lawyers because I am going to make you feel the pain of every poor innocent bastard who fell into your clutches.”

  185. cohenite

    Trumpster, we need Cronkite at the FBI.

    Exact words.

    At last you say something sensible head prefect. My first decree would be to put every one of the slackers on an intense exercise regime. If you’re sweating exercising you’re not gonna have any excess energy to waste on plotting against the Trump.

  186. Mother Lodei

    I have just stumbled across an expression with near infinite application describing MSM j’ism.

    The Igon Value Problem.

  187. thefrollickingmole

    Slight correction.

    Overstated, you might think? Consider the following excerpt from an ABC Radio National program, The Minefield

    I believe its Squalid Ally and a mate and its called “the Mindfield”, which is as cerebral as it gets.

    Awful stuff, unless you like an hour of auto fellatio and reach arounds by the compares and their carefully curated “experts” beamed via your radio.
    Only caught a few, and its lots of
    Squalid: “Grand pronouncement”
    Squalids cocksock: “Wow, I never thought of that what a brilliant insight”

    And variations on that theme.
    Nearly as self fellatory as Phillip Aaddaammss’s mumble hour.

  188. Aussie

    Watch and listen to a real leader’s approach to articulating the processes and the adult way of communicating that builds confidence at so many levels.

    Not likely to happen in Australia as it’s all about point scoring.
    So much for so many people to learn about

    https://youtu.be/5OxINIkJuHY

  189. Steve trickler

    China daily with this bloke. Good channel.



  190. thefrollickingmole

    On the one hand its awful.
    On the other hand, they are getting exactly what they voted for.

    BREAKING: Warrant Served On St. Louis Couple Who Defended Private Property, Rifle Confiscated, Report Says

    Law enforcement officials in St. Louis have allegedly served a warrant on the St. Louis couple who recently defended their home when a large mob of angry demonstrators allegedly trespassed onto their private property.

    “5 On Your Side has learned St. Louis police officers executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Central West end couple who confronted protesters with weapons in June,” KSDK News reported. “Sources tell 5 On Your Side police seized one of the weapons, the rifle, from the couple and they told police their attorney has the pistol seen in photos.”

  191. Tintarella di Luna

    Watch and listen to a real leader’s approach to articulating the processes and the adult way of communicating that builds confidence at so many levels.

    Outstanding interviewed I listened to it on the way to work in the car — what a leader – I don’t think she had a privileged background the only privilege I think she had was to have parents who set her challenges asking her to do what seemed impossible to do and figuring out a way of doing it — best problem solving practice — no wonder her state of South Dakota has done so well compared to those state run by the likes of New Yorks Turmoil Twins Andrew ‘Granny killer’ Cuomo and Bill “I’m a Communist’ de Blasio

  192. Filbert

    JC,
    Any thoughts about buying Sydney Airport stocks at the moment?
    The price is pretty low.
    Cheers.

  193. Filbert

    Also looking at Woodside Petroleum, currently $21 from a high of $31 in Jan.

  194. In a just world, the same process would have been initiated in the case of Iran Air flight 655.

  195. pbw

    Mark M,

    9 July 2020: Rare Cross River gorillas carrying babies captured on camera in Nigeria’s Mbe Mountains

    Brisbane is doing its bit. We’re putting in a Cross River Rail Tunnel to make it easier for these extremely rare animals.

  196. cohenite

    I have just stumbled across an expression with near infinite application describing MSM j’ism.

    The Igon Value Problem.

    A variation of this is doctor’s secretary syndrome where idiots employed in professional offices assume an ability to offer advice based on the profession employing them.

    How many times do we see maggot brained ego media hacks assume some sort of superiority because they interview important people? Journalists are parasites and one a week should be executed to keep the rest in line. Not that I’m advocating violence.

  197. Eyrie

    From the OT:

    “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? 😉”

    I only had one Caribou ride when working for the RAAF. Crew arrived in the met office wanting forecast for departure in a couple of hours. I did it and asked if I could come along (this was the Good Old Days when the Met man was officially encouraged to fly anytime someone would take him). So we took off and went to Cunderdin to pick up some SAS guys to take to Manjimup. I was in the jump seat. Arrival was a 140 knot beat up of the huts they were staying in. As we taxied in I pointed out the blue and white Bonanza parked on the tarmac as being the WA DCA aircraft. No probs as they were all ex RAAF mostly anyway.

    Got to fly the thing for an hour on the way home. Caribou’s were fun.

  198. cohenite

    thefrollickingmole
    #3509985, posted on July 11, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    They have disarmed this couple, publicly, while denying them police protection. This in a state run by a GoP governor, the shithead, Mike Parson.

  199. Eyrie

    Filbert, you and me both. I have my eye on Sydney Airport and some more Woodside. The madness must end one day and then the oil price will go up and air travel restart. I think they ought to be considered longer term bets though.

  200. jo

    Top Ender
    #3509900, posted on July 11, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    I could have just taken 20 or thirty thousand quid at a time very easily, but being young and dumb I didn’t.

    Bigger Life Mistakes…

    I bought a house and 4 acres of land in Tassie as a young bloke, together with the then-girlfriend. Together we renovated it for four years. The land was pretty crap, and featured an old quarry.

    One day a bloke knocked at the door. He was from the Department of Main Roads. They were excavating a cutting some k’s down the road. Could he put fill into the quarry?

    We thought about it and said yes. The result was one truck per hour for 10 hours a day dumping fill into the quarry. Like idiots we did not ask him for even $10 per truckload.

    Knew a bloke that did that except he charged contractors a heap to fill and compact it then sold the land for 3 x as much. no capital gains at the time.

  201. stackja

    Traders think in minutes.
    Realists in years.

  202. Filbert

    Eyrie,
    Agree mate.
    Just wondering how JC saw these things re: timings.

  203. Makka

    Headline at Just the News;

    Data suggest Florida’s record-breaking coronavirus days may have been inflated by as much as 30%
    The state appears to be posting backlogged cases as if they occurred on the days in question.

  204. stackja

    Old advice still good.
    Time in the market beats trying to time the market.

  205. Farmer Gez

    1735099
    #3509995, posted on July 11, 2020 at 3:35 pm
    In a just world, the same process would have been initiated in the case of Iran Air flight 655.

    Simply pathetic.
    The US admitted responsibility and payed compensation.

    Any criticism of current Australian events maybe?
    The Andrews government and their monumental stuff up.

  206. Took 3/4 of a working day for Bobblejuice to find the new Open Forum. 🤣

  207. Eyrie

    Gilas, next time eye bleach warning PLEASE!

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