Monday Forum: October 19, 2020

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  1. Arky

    It wasn’t women who created the world’s most tyrannical left wing dictatorships was it?

    ..
    Never.


  2. So how to you (sic) explain evidence of NVA troops detected by the SASR in the lead up to Long Tan, and by 6 RAR in the aftermath of the fight itself, some 4 years before you turned up, Jack Hunt

    Scroll up.
    I wrote that they were not consistently active in Phuoc Tuy. Go here to understand the meaning of “consistently”. You seem to have the same limited grasp of the language as Johno. He has a very strange definition of “every”. He ignores the “without exception” bit in the meaning.

    Gary McKay, in his account In Good Company from 1971 also disagrees with you, Jack Hunt.

    He does not.

    Elements of an NVA Regiment were moving back into Phuoc Tuy Province in the north-west (p108).

    And

    All the intelligence reports indicated that not only Viet Cong Main Force but North Vietnamese Army units were crossing into the province.…(p142)

    And

    All of the efforts by the battalion including the APC reaction, the artillery and the air strikes, were responsible for forcing the 33rd NVA Regiment to abandon their efforts and withdraw to more secure surroundings north of the Phuoc Tuy Province boundary. (p175)

    McKay’s work makes it obvious that even towards the end of the Australian commitment when the ADF contingent was reduced to two battalions, and the tanks were back in Oz, that the NVA were even at this stage, not a permanent presence.

    The fact of the matter is that the NVA were never a consistent presence in Phuoc Tuy after Long Tan. This can be verified by checking Terry Burstall’s work, as well as the official history. Burstall in A Soldier Returns interviewed ex-members of D445, and his account resonates with my recollections of meeting this sane group of aging ex-guerillas as I did on my trips back in 2006 and 2007.

    And he came after you did. He also did not finish his tour running a projector…

    I finished my tour (day before RTA on 10th December 1970), on picket duty on the base rubbish tip. Because replacements for 15th intake Nashos had arrived before we went home, the battalion had twice as many soldiers for a few days and were intent on keeping idle soldiers busy. Usually, the task force tolerated night time incursions into the tip on the edge of the base by kids intent on retrieving useful bits and pieces, but when twice as many soldiers than were needed were available, they were deployed to this relatively useless task.
    I remember thinking during my midnight to three AM picket on a bulldozer behind an M60, that this last duty was somehow a metaphor (that word again) for our whole Australian deployment.

  3. Haha!
    Cathouse!
    Stoushes in all directions!
    Excellent

  4. Boambee John

    This is some desperate stuff, nobody outside the wingnut bubble believes a word of it.

    m0nty

    Are you still in denial about the total discrediting of the whole Wussia, Wussia, Wussia narrative?

    It was clearly a Demorat diversion from Shrillary’s political incompetence and corruption.

  5. So how to you (sic) explain evidence of NVA troops detected by the SASR in the lead up to Long Tan, and by 6 RAR in the aftermath of the fight itself, some 4 years before you turned up, Jack Hunt

    Scroll up.
    I wrote that they were not consistently active in Phuoc Tuy. Go here to understand the meaning of “consistently”. You seem to have the same limited grasp of the language as Johno. He has a very strange definition of “every”. He ignores the “without exception” bit in the meaning.

    Gary McKay, in his account In Good Company from 1971 also disagrees with you, Jack Hunt.

    He does not.

    Elements of an NVA Regiment were moving back into Phuoc Tuy Province in the north-west (p108).

    And

    All the intelligence reports indicated that not only Vi3t Cong Main Force but North Vi3tnamese Army units were crossing into the province.…(p142)

    And

    All of the efforts by the battalion including the APC reaction, the artillery and the air strikes, were responsible for forcing the 33rd NVA Regiment to abandon their efforts and withdraw to more secure surroundings north of the Phuoc Tuy Province boundary. (p175)

    McKay’s work makes it obvious that even towards the end of the Australian commitment when the ADF contingent was reduced to two battalions, and the tanks were back in Oz, that the NVA were even at this late stage, not a permanent presence.

    The fact of the matter is that the NVA were never a consistent presence in Phuoc Tuy after Long Tan. This can be verified by checking Terry Burstall’s work, as well as the official history. Burstall in A Soldier Returns interviewed ex-members of D445, and his account resonates with my recollections of meeting this same group of aging ex-guerillas as I did on my trips back in 2006 and 2007.

    And he came after you did. He also did not finish his tour running a projector…

    And nor did I. I finished my tour (day before RTA on 10th December 1970), on picket duty on the base rubbish tip. Because replacements for 15th intake Nashos had arrived before we went home, the battalion had twice as many soldiers for a few days and were intent on keeping idle soldiers busy. Usually, the task force tolerated night time incursions into the tip on the edge of the base by kids intent on retrieving useful bits and pieces, but when twice as many soldiers than were needed were available, they were deployed to this relatively useless task.
    I remember thinking during my midnight to three AM picket on a bulldozer behind an M60, that this last duty was somehow a metaphor (that word again) for our whole Australian deployment.

  6. dover_beach

    Quite incredible, really. Two churches in Chile, hundred of years old, were burned down and crosses, statutes, etc. desecrated, by violent protestors, and the media generally doesn’t give a shit.

  7. How many people watched the Hindenburg go down?
    Joe Biden : here’s the deal….hold my beer”

  8. antifa is no joke.
    It’s gonna get messy.
    😏😏

  9. Colonel Crispin Berka

    OldOzzie,

    Go on, give us a hint.
    Where is the implant? The PC, the gateway, or further downstream?

  10. woolfe

    Will God Emperor Trump reveal if there were photos of Chickens on Hunters Laptop?

  11. Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen
    So while Trump has been screeching about Biden & his “shady Chinese business deals,” Trump has not only maintained a secret Chinese bank account, but he paid $188,561 in taxes in China from 2013 to 2015, while paying practically nothing in the United States.

    That should shut up all those whining about Biden and China. Should, but of course those whiners have no shame whatsoever.

  12. zyconoclast

    The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is overhauling the way it grades students. Board members say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism.

    Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn in assignments. Those are just some of the major grading changes approved this week by California’s second-largest school district.

    “This is part of our honest reckoning as a school district,” says SDUSD Vice President Richard Barrera. “If we’re actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years.”

    According to data presented by the district, under the old grading system, teachers fail minority students more than White students – a lot more.

    Another big change, teachers can no longer consider non-material factors when grading. Things like turning work in on time and classroom behavior will now instead count towards a student’s citizenship grade, not their academic grade.

  13. Struth

    No Notafan, evil men used women’s hysteria to gain control.
    History has just repeated itself.
    And this happened in every one of those dictator’s situations above.
    Especially China.
    Look into it.
    We are talking about voting and supporting, not leading.
    They’ve all used women’s sense of Victim hood.
    And women probably had good reason to feel like victims back then,
    Western women, not so much, so they had to be brainwashed and wound up into hysteria first.
    The irony of it is that women will never lead those type of governances, the rule by force tyrannies, and will end up being treated worse.

    Bad Men’s manipulation.
    Good men doing nothing, or as we see today, taking the easy way out and calling realists, misogynists, which is just a lazy way of avoiding their responsibility to be the leaders of their civilisation and the providers of security and safety for women first.

    Just an opinion.

  14. Helen

    That is fine boys, you know what the world looks like with no … women.

    That scene in Deliverance, up in the mountains, something to do with a log and piggy noises, and men with no teeth, but needs is as needs does.

    It will be nothing on the yard full of billy goats, hahahahaha!

  15. Helen

    Moisturiser and tissues on Zoom will be but a distant civilized memory.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    desecrated, by violent protestors

    At least one archbishop had a pithy way of expressing what he thought about desecration by violent protestors.

    San Francisco Archbishop Performs Exorcism at Protest Site (20 Oct)

    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed the rite of exorcism this weekend outside St. Raphael Catholic Church where protesters had toppled a statue of Saint Junipero Serra.

    Some 150 people gathered to attend the exorcism Saturday morning in downtown San Rafael, where the statue of St. Junipero had been vandalized during an October 12 protest.

    “This sacred site has been desecrated, so we know there is evil here,” Archbishop Cordileone said before beginning the ritual.

    Yep. The perps have just gotten a very fine warning that repenting might be an extremely worthwhile thing for them to do.

  17. zyconoclast

    Contiuing from the other day

    Survival essentials: How to select duct tape for your stockpile

    That picture looks like gaffer tape.

  18. Infidel Supreme is the guy on the floor looking up at the temple roof cracking open, shitting bricks!
    I’m in the portico having a whiskey.

  19. cohenite

    Just The News, the rag started by John Solomon who was exposed as a Russian asset during the Trump impeachment hearings, and is a close mate of Trump/Giuliani bag man Lev Parnas.

    I take it back monty, you’re taking the piss, badly though, because that is just ridiculous. Try a little harder and you might elicit a giggle.

  20. zyconoclast

    Doug Ford [premier of Ontario] pleads with protesters to stop coming to his neighbourhood, scaring children

    But he’s drawing a line in the sand when it comes to disrupting the lives of his neighbours and their children.

    Ford took time during an announcement Monday on the streamlining of government services to plead with protesters to stop showing up at his house every weekend, saying they are impacting the quality of life of his neighbours and scaring their young children.

    Ford said large groups of protesters are at his house “every Saturday morning” complete with loudspeakers that rattle the already-frayed nerves of his neighbours

  21. Struth

    We aren’t arguing for the death penalty for all those with tits, Helen.

    Just a more Islaaaaaaaaamic approach.

    OK, that was me over —egging it, I don’t want that.
    He he.
    We want the skirts way shorter in the under 35’s and the Hijab gone.
    Only women over fifties in the black sack.
    Heaps easier for them, takes the pressure right off.
    #foryourowngood

  22. Good point, Helen.
    I reckon that thing was a total squirrels.
    Would they release the tapes if he refused?
    Toobin.
    Lol.
    Some of us are awake.

  23. cohenite

    Ah, that’s better monty, you rascal; it’s not biden who’s the Manchurian Candidate but Trump because he allegedly paid some chunk taxes. That’s not bad; you ought to do stand-up; in Pitt st on Friday afternoon.

  24. Rex Anger

    Sorry Angry person, but a moron is trying to equate me to the #IstandwithDan mob.

    I am inclined to as well.

    Throwing the names up of pollies you don’t like as a shibboleth is as lazy and counterproductive as the other sides’ antics.

    You know as well as I do that politicians are merely figureheads. The bugman classes made the decisions and all groupthink’d their way to economic disaster. The PM and down went along with it, to preserve their political skins. If they happened to agree with the groupthink, then excellent for them.

    The entire apparatus is suspect. Not merely one party more than the other.

    And you know it.

    for without the slightest ability for your own good self to comprehend the situation from which caused my retort, where others surely can, you put yourself in the same category of the instigator to the initial response.

    That’s a Petey Projection.


    God you’re a fool notafan.
    A Christian in name only, and I know no one will support me in this, but they know, the truth is I have always blamed men, for allowing this.
    They have abrogated their responsibilities.
    But the truth has never stopped you and your rampant bitchiness.

    And that’s just plain personal abuse.

    My position remains unchanged.

    You fool.

  25. stackja

    The angry private is posting?
    Scrolling, scrolling…

  26. Makka

    That should shut up all those whining about Biden and China. Should, but of course those whiners have no shame whatsoever.

    You really are reaching aren’t you mOron.

    Let’s look at the world of differences;

    – Company not Trump personal account.
    – Entirely legit , audited transactions and above board business (which leftards hate)
    – No fraud or personal gain through corrupt or slimey means, unlike the Biden’s dealings in Ukraine and China.
    – Not a whiff of underage secsual malevolence, unlike crackhead Hunter’s confession to his daddy, Big Guy.

  27. Awhile ago I got into a twitter thing with some ex-servicemen about using the Shrine as a focal point.
    I know it split the Cat.
    Is it counter productive?
    Yes/No

  28. Arky

    Remember that when Hitler came to power there were millions more women than men in Germany, because of the men wiped out in the Great War.

  29. Struth

    Spare us thou white knighting, Angry mouse, for thou art dribbles excrement.

  30. dover_beach

    Ahahaha, monty responds with whataboutism.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    Haha, M0nty. Mueller went over everything he and his bunch of lefty lawyers could lay their hands on and found not one thing that could be used against Trump. And don’t give me guff about being restricted to Russia, they had the precedent of the blue dress. Yet there was nothing they could find.
    Then New York Times received illegally leaked Trump tax returns and they couldn’t find anything naughty either. He’s about the most audited man in history.

    Wouldn’t it be fun if we saw the same level of investigation of Biden, Pelosi, Clinton, Obama and their cronies? They’d all be in jail for the rest of their lives, especially Biden and Clinton.

    I’m really interested in this collective insanity that the Left has fallen into, where their guys can do absolutely anything and get a free pass, yet they irrationally fear and despise a guy who has done nothing wrong.

  32. cohenite

    Apparently hunter, (who in their right mind would call their sprog hunter?) got 3.5 big ones from the russkie mayor’s missus because she was laundering 200 big ones, according to hunter’s partner. Looking at her and given he’s a biden, it couldn’t have been for sex, so that makes sense:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-news-mayor-moscows-wife-paid-hunter-biden-3-5-million-likely/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=the-gateway-pundit&ff_campaign=dailypm&ff_content=daily

    Monty will probably drag out stormy now.

  33. zyconoclast

    notafan
    #3627367, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:19 pm
    another elaborate child care fraud

    It cant the that elaborate.
    Every guy with a beard, turban or tan who just got off the boat is running it.

    I’m tipping the government has a how to manual but only in foreign languages.

  34. who in their right mind would call their sprog hunter?

    Actually I think we do know one, who carries reasonable respect here!

  35. kaysee

    Do you keep wondering why so many big organisations and companies are pledging their support for movements like BLM? One by one, they bite the dust?
     
    It is not because they care. Or because they are woke.
    It is self interest.
     
    The following five articles will provide an explanation. I’m quoting the main points in each article, and those who are interested can use the link to read the entire article.
     
    1/

    Black Lives Matter: Do companies really support the cause?

    Businesses have been increasingly embracing what is known as brand activism, taking a stand on social, environmental, or political issues. It’s a trend driven by consumer behaviour, as more and more people expect companies to make a positive contribution to society.
     
    In fact, a 2018 survey covering 35 countries showed that 64% of consumers would reward firms which they see as engaged in some kind of activism. “So it is no surprise that we saw so many companies going public in the aftermath of what happened to George Floyd,”…..

     

  36. Bundyrum

    Struth, good posts, I appreciate them, 2stix has the tag team measure too.
    I gotta be told to go pick bananas now by the blog hilarious person.

  37. kaysee

    2/
    Why companies were so quick to endorse Black Lives Matter

    Not too long ago, few companies paid much attention to Black Lives Matter. Today, in the wake of the George Floyd protests, it seems as if most major companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook have endorsed the movement – or at a minimum pledged millions of dollars to fight racism and vowed to do more to end discrimination in their workplaces.
     
    So how did companies so swiftly decide to align with Black Lives Matter?
     
    As with anything, there usually are lots of reasons. But, as a scholar who studies the psychology of consumer behavior and how companies respond to it, I believe that one stands out: young people
     
    As a result, the spending power of millennials – born from 1981 to 1996 – is currently estimated at about US$2.5 trillion a year, according to YPulse, which researches younger generations. That could grow significantly in the coming years as they inherit $68 trillion in wealth from their baby boomer parents, which will constitute one of the greatest wealth transfers in modern times.

  38. kaysee

    3/
    Sony Corporation (Net Worth $45 Billion) Endorses Black Lives Matter

    The endorsement came via Sony Playstation announcing a new BLM theme for the PS4 console.
     
    “Show your support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement with this new PS4 theme, out now for free at PS Store,” states the tweet.
     
    The promo once again underscores how Black Lives Matter – which according to its founders is a neo-Marxist movement eventually intended to dismantle capitalism, is supported by some of the biggest purveyors of monopoly capitalism on the planet.
     
    As we have previously highlighted, massive corporations routinely virtue signal in favor of far-left political movements in order to attract media attention and in turn a huge slice of free advertising that would otherwise cost millions of dollars to buy.

  39. Calm down, Bundy, you’re included in the Truce too.

  40. OldOzzie

    Colonel Crispin Berka
    #3627347, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm
    OldOzzie,

    Go on, give us a hint.
    Where is the implant? The PC, the gateway, or further downstream?

    Que?

  41. dover_beach

    Meredith Newman
    @MereNewman
    ·
    3h
    New: Rudy Giuliani visited a Delaware police station Monday to share files from what he said was Hunter Biden’s laptop.

    New Castle County Police then called the state AG

    The Attorney General then called the FBI.

    This is real.

  42. kaysee

    4/
    High-End Brands Tell Security Guards to Keep Quiet About Looting Over Fear of Being Labeled “Racist”

    High-end brand stores in New York are telling security guards to keep quiet and allow looters to steal luxury items in case the company is accused of being “racist.”
     
    Yes, really.
     
    According to a report in the New York Post, “shoplifters are terrorizing Soho’s high-end boutiques,” stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of products on a weekly basis.
     
    The stores have posted numerous security guards outside the premises in an attempt to deter thieves, but ever since nationwide riots at the end of May, many of them are being told to stand down if any looting actually takes place.
     
    “If they [store personnel] stop them and say anything in the store before they’ve left the building then it often gets turned into a racial accusation,” a local source told the newspaper.
     
    “The brands … tell their employees to walk away,” the insider added. “They don’t want to be the next Instagram video claiming they are a racist brand.”
     
    The criminals appear to have become emboldened since the BLM movement picked up steam earlier in the year, presumably thinking that shoplifting a new pair of expensive sneakers is a form of “justice”.
     
    “The era of Black Lives Matter is a golden age for criminals,” writes Dave Blount.
     
    “In the near future, all stores will resemble ghetto liquor stores, with the goods secured behind bulletproof glass. A society that reveres criminals like George Floyd, Jacob Blake, et al can expect no better.”

  43. Arky

    In July 1917, women over 20 were given the right to vote and hold public office. The first opportunity to exercise their newly-won right was during elections for the Constituent Assembly in November 1917. In many areas, such as Yaroslavl, the female turnout exceeded that of men.

    What role did women play in the Russian Revolution and civil wars?
    Historians generally agree that the February Revolution began in Petrograd on International Women’s Day, 23 February (Old Style: 8 March) 1917, when thousands of women from different backgrounds took to the streets demanding bread and increased rations for soldiers’ families. There is, however, disagreement as to whether the women-led demonstrations were spontaneous, or whether they were a result of conscious political action. The former view tends to downplay the role of women in the Revolution, painting them as impulsive and politically backward.
    ..
    https://www.bl.uk/russian-revolution/articles/women-and-the-russian-revolution

  44. kaysee

    5/
    Marxist Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Signs Production Deal with Warner Bros

    Leftist activist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has inked a production deal with Warner Bros. Television Group to produce content across the company’s many multimedia platforms.
     
    The contract includes every sort of production from animation, to scripted and unscripted projects, as well as digital projects to be aired on Warners’ streaming services, TV, and film, according to Variety. Cullors promised to push the Black Lives Matter principles into her projects
    .

  45. OldOzzie

    Johno
    #3627359, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    Oh ,piss off, you bore.

    +1

  46. Arky

    So as soon as voting age chicks were a big majority in Germany, we got Hitler, and as soon as chicks got the vote in Russia they ushered in a red terror.
    Way to go chicks.

  47. Cassie of Sydney

    “Do you keep wondering why so many big organisations and companies are pledging their support for movements like BLM? “

    These companies are cowards. Pledging support for a racist organisation like BLM is no different to companies like Siemens, IBM, Bayer and Hugo Boss that pledged support for Nazism.

  48. Child prawns confirmed.
    Hunter.
    It’s happening

  49. thefrollickingmole

    If i write a little guest post how do i contact doomlord?
    I tried [email protected] but all i got was a dick pic back.

  50. OldOzzie

    Coronavirus: Cox Plate crowd debacle shows Andrews government hypocrisy

    Caroline Overington

    From the Comments

    They’re making it up as they go along. Is it coincidence that “draconian” starts with a “d” and ends with an “an”?

  51. There’s an October Surprise a Day past Halloween,yo!
    😎😎🔥🔥
    Go Rudy. And Steve.
    Magnificent bastards both.

  52. thefrollickingmole

    Why would any sane person subscribe to the Q conspiracy theories.

    Alleging kiddy procuring and molesting by powerful people and their families.
    Vast sums of money in aldi bags being floated round.
    Common people oppressed and under the governments thumb.

    Its a mystery.

  53. Frank

    Arky
    #3627319, posted on October 21, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Hitler, the original Beatle mania.

  54. dover_beach

    Leftist activist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has inked a production deal with Warner Bros. Television Group to produce content across the company’s many multimedia platforms.

    Lenin is supposed to have written that capitalists would sell the rope that they would be hung by. What he in fact wrote is

    they will work on the preparation of their own suicide

    He was right.

  55. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I’ve just had the misfortune to check out the homepage of the Oz – the Fake News and Wrongology on display is plentiful and leavened with puff pieces on luvvee imbeciles and loathsome knobheads such as Zuckerberg and Cannon-Brookes.

    All after a 34% increase in the cost of a subscription.

    Why anyone would bother is beyond me (Leak Jr excepted and you can see all his cartoons for free anyway).

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    Arky – Venezuela also.

    Why Do Venezuelan Women Vote for Chavez? (2012)

    The women of Venezuela have especially embraced the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, not because they are “followers” but because actually, they have become protagonists of a social, economic and, cultural revolution that has transformed Venezuela and the region.

    It’s easier to believe the lies of someone who says “I will look after you” than it is to work out that they are lies. And socialists are quite happy to lie and lie and lie, as we’ve been seeing in the MSM lately.

    I will now be scolded by Kittehs, but such is my lot.

  57. min

    Observations from the stories of Hunter’s life . It seems he was born into a life of privilege however was it his mother who crashed and killed herself , was he in the car? There seems to have been a life of self sabotage , even in in the Freudian sense re the computers. Anyway just saying.

  58. Arky

    “It was the women’s vote that brought Hitler to power”.
    -Hermann Rauschning, 1939.

  59. Slim Cognito

    The stores have posted numerous security guards outside the premises in an attempt to deter thieves, but ever since nationwide riots at the end of May, many of them are being told to stand down if any looting actually takes place.

    Speak to anyone who works in retail. They will tell you this has been happening here for a while. Staff are told not to confront shoplifters due to the real prospect of being assaulted. Employers don’t want the resulting workers compensation claim or their staff being injured. As a result, crims just walk out largely unchallenged. Nothing to do with appearing racist but wrong all the same.

  60. areff

    Daniel Andrews’ VicPol: Unfit for Purpose

    Douglas Drummond, an ex-judge and Qld Special Prosecutor who knows a thing or two about corruption, filed this submission with the Lawyer X RC.

    Blistering stuff

  61. Bundyrum

    No way TG, not until a pic of the hilarious one being dragged out from under his bed & a video of Arky beating up nearly everyone over 6 foot….he is my hero now.

  62. Makka

    mOnty’s world is crashing down around him. Conservative SCOTUS, Trump’s 4 more glorious years. During which the Demrat Marxists will wither and die.

    This will be Trump off the leash, no re-election burden, Demrats entirely discredited and rejected by the electorate. Their best candidate exposed as a vile corruptocrat. I can picture the political landscape for the Dems- Hiroshima.

  63. Who saw Fiddy &IceCube steppin’ onto the Train?
    Haha
    Epic.
    #2020

  64. vlad

    Observations from the stories of Hunter’s life . It seems he was born into a life of privilege however was it his mother who crashed and killed herself , was he in the car? There seems to have been a life of self sabotage , even in in the Freudian sense re the computers. Anyway just saying.

    Yes, that was Hunter’s mother. And he was in the car, aged 2 going on 3.

  65. Rex Anger

    Ah, Jack Hunt. You’d have me, if your claims about what I had said about he NVA being a constant presence were true.

    The various historical sources out here (including sildiers like you) indicate that by this late stageof the war, the VC were mostly spent. Contact was intermittent, and the VC they did find were malnourished and in poor spirits. 1ATF’s more frequent fights with the NVA, in the other hand were a different story.

    the only enemy I saw were Vietnamese, who lived in Phuoc Tuy province, members of D445 battalion.

    Apropos of Johno’s comment and your bullshit regarding it, I challenged you. I never said that the NVA were a constant presence, or even an intermittent one. Tha was your invention alone.

    Congratulations on your attempt to ‘barracks lawyer’ me.

    It only took you all day, and rereading In Good Company from start to finish in order to ty and find sufficient material to support your Narrative.

    What next? Break out the 4RAR War Diary and cross-reference it for every listed NVA vs VC contact?

    True to form Jack Hunt, you have tried to evade and ‘win’ by selective quoting and misrepresentating (and claiming I lack comprehension skills. Hmmm…).

    You’re still a liar and a fool. Get out, and take your shoddy straw men wth you.

  66. areff

    Arky, don’t forget Prohibition in the US — another triumph for female suffrage

  67. Boambee John

    That should shut up all those whining about Biden and China. Should, but of course those whiners have no shame whatsoever.

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who could possibly be the whiniest and most shameless one of all?

    Oh, hello m0nty!

  68. Fiddy has 26m followers on whatever.
    MAGA niggas for the win,yo!
    It’s gonna be an Epic Win

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mole – Sinc’s contact email is under the About tab.

  70. 2020 is the red pill year.
    Everything is accelerating.
    Chaos

  71. min

    WEL well well Two year old Hunter was seriously injured in crash that killed his mother , Joe remarried 5 years later . Another psychologically damaged person who lost their mother.

  72. Oh come on

    This election is going to be fascinating. There are a large number of people with enormous megaphones that, up until recently, recognised that their dominant positions in the public square required them to at least make an outward show of objectivity. The thing is that they’ve been so consumed by Trump hatred that they are now unable to do this. They’ve lost all sense of self-awareness. Their constant screeching and hysteria crowds out so much public discourse. The once-trusted institutions they run are corrupted and weaponised anti-Trump propaganda mills that churn out endless fake news, fake polls – whatever it takes. However, these people are relatively few in number, and we’re about to see how much influence they have on the broader community that they’ve silenced.

  73. kaysee

    These companies are cowards.

    That may be true. After reading the articles, I began to see it as less to do with cowardice, and more to do with ensuring their own security – physical, social, financial – by making sure their jobs and careers are not affected.
     
    Contrast that with the company Coinbase and its CEO, Brian Armstrong. I posted on that topic here.

  74. dover_beach

    Just skimming twitter. So monty was just passing off some NYT disinformation to try and detract from the scandal of the century. Dude, please.

  75. notafan

    It all started with Eve.

  76. OldOzzie

    Revealed: the supercars millionaires are driving

    A $5 million car you can’t really drive to the shops? We know you want one. Here’s WISH’s annual round-up of the ultimate in automotive design and engineering.

    By Stephen Corby

    ASTON MARTIN VALHALLA

    You might assume that the market for hypercars – those vehicles that go beyond being merely super and carry price tags that would make the average wallet weep – is somewhat limited, but Aston Martin seems to disagree.

    Its new Valhalla (the name means “Hall of the Fallen” in Norse mythology), set to hit the road in 2021 at a cost of $1.9 million, will be its third absurd effort at hyper-reality, after the Valkyrie and the Valkyrie AMR Pro.

    Like those two “cars” (the word seems barely adequate here), the Valhalla is a joint venture with Formula One design guru Adrian Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies. That means lots of tricky aerodynamics and “next-generation aircraft morphing technology”, which is used to create a variable airfoil across the entire rear wing.

    Made entirely of carbon fibre and looking like an F1 car with a spaceship parked on top, it will be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 and an electric motor, which will combine to deliver around 800kW, a 0 to 100km/h time of just over two seconds and a top speed of a nice, round 400km/h.

    That might all sound quite hard-edged and track focused, yet the Valhalla is described as being less compromised inside than the Valkyrie, touted as the “inspiration” for this car.

    The insides are, in fact, quite spectacular, highlighted by a wild-looking steering wheel that incorporates the controls for all of its engine, traction and suspension modes, and a very prominent heart monitor – which presumably warns you when you’re about go into cardiac arrest.

    PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO

    Apparently, Elon Musk doesn’t get a lot of sleep – simultaneously performing rocket science, car design, share-market spritzing and self-marketing takes a lot of hours – but you can bet the imminent arrival of a proper competitor for his EV brand, Tesla, is costing him even more.

    Australians have already snapped up plenty of the first-ever Porsche EV, the four-door Bahn-stormer that is the Taycan. Early reports suggest that this vehicle’s ability to deliver all of its 1050Nm from zero rpm, or any throttle position at all, may be dangerous to the structural integrity of many people’s necks.

    The range-topping Taycan Turbo S has a claimed 0 to 100km/h time of a supercar-besting 2.8 seconds and can produce up to 500kW of overboost, while it has just two forward gears (still, twice as many as a Tesla), so there is barely any halt in your rapid progress.

    While the first Taycans will slip quietly onto our roads later this year, 2021 will see the arrival of a new model, the Cross Turismo, a high-riding wagon version that will no doubt prove even more popular with families in a furious hurry to save the world.

    Similar in looks to the initial Taycan from front on, the Cross Turismo gets a bit swooshier, and more Panamera-like, as you look past its longer roof and higher sides, which add up to more luggage space in the rear.

    Pricing for Porsche’s second-ever EV (an electric Macan will follow in 2022) is expected to be north of $200,000, and you can bet it will sell very well indeed.

    MERCEDES AMG PROJECT ONE

    The idea of Mercedes dealerships selling Formula One cars for people to drive on the road seems as patently absurd as Bunnings flogging backyard nuclear power plants, but they’re doing it anyway.

    To be fair, the Mercedes-AMG Project One – most often described with the word “ludicrous” – looks slightly more practical than an F1 car, but have no doubt that is what it is underneath.

    The One is powered by a “comprehensively electrified and highly complex V6 hybrid power unit” lifted from the Mercedes that the very humble Lewis Hamilton drives at work. It will produce more than 1000 horsepower (or 735kW) and costs a Formula One-budget-like $5 million.

    Incredibly, neither that price tag, nor the fact that it will surely be close to undriveable by mere mortals, has put off buyers, who have snapped up all 275 of its limited run. And eight of these insane weapons are on their way down under to Australian owners.

    They will need to access a track to enjoy the fact the Project One can go from zero to 200km/h in less than six seconds, which means it probably won’t take too long a straight to explore its 350km/h top speed.

    While they’ll certainly brag about that, you might not hear a One owner talking about the fact that his engine is just a 1.6-litre – albeit one that can rev to more than 11,000rpm and frighten dogs two suburbs away. It also features no fewer than four electric motors.

    And, in the most F1 touch of all, owners have to pay for a full engine rebuild after 50,000km, because that’s as long as one of these high-strung power units can last.

    LAMBORGHINI ESSENZA SCV12

    F1 drivers are regularly drug tested, which is weird because it’s clearly psychological testing they’re more in need of, but it might be time to start testing the design departments of car companies as well.

    Clearly, the people at Lamborghini who came up with the Essenza SCV12 have been indulging in long and late nights, taking psychedelics while watching the Tron films.

    Look closely and it’s hard to believe it’s an actual car and not just the result of someone playing with computer graphics while off their face. To be fair, the SCV12 is not, in fact, a road-legal vehicle, and it will be bought for track use only.

    This is probably very wise, considering it is low enough to decapitate worms, carries Lamborghini’s most powerful V12 ever – making 602kW – and drives the rear wheels only.

    Driving it will not be easy, which is why purchasing one gives you access to the Essenza SCV12 Club, which hosts drive days at race tracks around the world where you will be tutored in how to use your insane car by the likes of five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro and Lambo factory driver Marco Mapelli. Perhaps because the Essenza would be difficult to park, Lamborghini will also provide storage as part of your membership, at a specially built hangar in Italy fitted with webcams so you can keep an eye on your wild and wonderful vehicle.

    And if you need to ask how much all this costs, you can’t afford it (in other words, Lamborghini isn’t saying).

    MASERATI MC-20

    When it comes to living in the shadow of a sibling, few come taller and more filled with sun-blocking darkness than the looming silhouette Ferrari has cast over Maserati in the business of building out-and-out performance cars.

    While the two share engines, and more, it’s Maserati that does plush and premium, while also serving up no shortage of grunt. But true performance? That’s Ferrari’s bag.

    But no longer. Because the new MC-20 isn’t just fast for a modern Maserati, it’s fast, period, with enough fire-breathing performance under that sculpted bonnet to well and truly put the frighteners on its Prancing Horse stablemate.

    The raw numbers make for eye-widening reading. Powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the MC20 will clip 100km/h in less than 2.9 seconds, demolish 200km/h in just 8.8 seconds, and push on to a blistering top speed of 325km/h.

    That is as fast, and possibly faster, than the most ferocious Ferrari ever, the 812 Superfast, which means the sun has unequivocally shifted and the shadow has finally fallen across a different sibling, at least for now.

    That engine is the first made in-house at Maserati in more than two decades, and produces a sizeable 463kW and 730Nm – numbers made even more staggering when you consider the MC20 weighs just 1500kg.

    It even looks fast, with those butterfly doors that open skyward from its forward-positioned hinges, its smooth and sinuous body styling, and that down-facing snout that conjures images of a predator sniffing its prey.

    And if you think this one’s fast, just wait until the all-electric version of the MC-20 arrives. Maserati says it will be even quicker.

    MERCEDES BENZ S-CLASS

    The headlines have been all Tesla over the past couple of years, with the Silicon Valley upstart somehow catching the auto giants napping on everything from in-cabin technology to the race for the first self-driving car.

    But Mercedes-Benz was hardly going to let that go on forever, and the launch of this seventh-generation of its flagship model, the S-Class, was the perfect opportunity to clap back with a headline-grabbing claim of its own.

    And here it is: the S-Class will be the only Level 3 autonomous vehicle when it launches globally towards the end of the year, and in Australia around the second quarter of 2021, with the luxo-sedan now able to handle steering, acceleration and braking duties on freeways and in certain situations in the city – meaning the driver can sit back, relax, and let the vehicle do the work.

    Well, in theory. As always with these things, there is a catch. The S-Class is ahead of regulation when it comes to self-driving cars, so while the new flagship Mercedes will be able to drive itself, that functionality is likely to be switched off or toned down until governments around the world figure out the intricacies and legalities.

    Happily, then, the S-Class serves up plenty to satisfy the driver, like a clever new system that employs eye-tracking cameras to give its digital screens a 3D effect, or the Head Up Display that beams its info across much of the windscreen, effectively giving the driver a 77-inch display screen to follow the ingenious, augmented-reality navigation instructions.

    Also very cool is what Mercedes calls the “world’s most intelligent suspension”, which reads the road ahead, identifying any imperfections and adjusting the suspension stiffness accordingly, effectively transforming all roads into smooth surfaces by ensuring you glide over lumps and bumps.

    FERRARI PORTOFINO M

    There are various ways to tell if you’re looking at a serious, proper Ferrari or one of the slightly disappointing, ersatz versions aimed at Americans who can’t drive.

    The name was the first giveaway – the California was about as close to the island of dull as Ferrari has ever dared to sail – but with the next generation of its pretty convertible it cleverly changed the moniker to Portofino, which sounded more Italian.

    A far better, and prettier, convertible, the Portofino’s tell was on its Manettino, a sexy little F1-style switch on the steering wheel of Ferraris that allows you to dial up increasingly dangerous driving modes. The Portofino made do with just four settings, notably deleting the Race mode found on proper Prancing Horses.

    This is how we know Ferrari is serious about its latest Spider, the Portofino M, because it is the first car of its kind to come with a five-position Manettino and a Race mode, “supported by the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer”, to maximise driving pleasure.

    The M in the name means “Modificata”, which in Ferrari speak refers to cars that have “undergone an evolution that has boosted performance”. The new car has had a significant bump to the power output from its famously wonderful turbocharged V8 engine, rising to a very impressive 456kW, which is about 30 more kilowatts than its glorious 458 supercar.

    Ferrari sums up the changes (which also include a redesign of the front of the car that is “sometimes sharper and then softer and more flowing”) as making it “sportier” in character.

    That, unusually for Ferrari, seems like an understatement.

    ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST

    It stands to reason that the only group of people on the planet who could possibly describe the new Ghost as toned-down and understated are those already breathing the rarified air of Rolls-Royce ownership.

    Because yes, compared to the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Ghost is a tiny tad less flashy. But up against just about any other vehicle, it’s like comparing a hot-air balloon to a private jet.

    This is, after all, more than 5.5m of hand-welded aluminium, with doors that swing open with the gentle push of a button, revealing a spacious, leather-soaked interior complete with 1300 fibre-optic cables woven through the roof fabric to recreate a shining night sky, as well as a whisky decanter and a chilled champagne magnum.

    Understated obviously means something a little different in the hallowed halls of Rolls-Royce.

    “This is a different kind of Rolls-Royce,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the brand’s CEO. “A less ostentatious, more simple Rolls-Royce. In a post-opulent world, the new Ghost fits the zeitgeist of our times. It whispers, it doesn’t shout.”

    Well, a Ghost would whisper, but as it turns out, he means that last bit literally. Previous Rolls have been so silent that they turn the outside world into a silent movie, but the new Ghost ups the ante again, with its engineers fitting more than 100kg of sound-absorbing material to create the most silent transport possible, even with its 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 (420kW/850Nm) humming under that acreage of bonnet.

    It’s so silent, in fact, that during prototype testing its passengers described the experience as unnerving, a bit like floating through the silence of space.

    So the engineers turned to a solution unheard of in the world of luxury cars – they made it louder. The result is what Rolls-Royce calls “a whisper” – a single, low-frequency note that permeates the cabin, reminding passengers that they are, in fact, still on Earth.

    MCLAREN ELVA

    While it’s quite surprising how attractive you can make a car just by removing the windows and windscreen – particularly considering they’re see-through already – it’s not the most practical idea.

    The fact that the McLaren Elva has no glass attached to it is just part of what marks it out as one of the most ridiculous supercars ever made, but it’s worth mentioning that I’ve driven something fast and open like this – the KTM X-Bow – and the resulting gravel rash made my face go all Gary Busey.

    Few people have ever driven something as wild and crazy as the Elva, however, because it represents the speed freaks at McLaren going completely doolally.

    The whole car – its body panels, central tub, seats, brakes – is made from carbon fibre, making this the lightest road car the company has ever produced. At the same time it’s somehow even more powerful than the ballistic McLaren Senna, extracting a whopping 600kW and 800Nm from its famous 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.

    The power-to-no-weight equation equals a zero to 200km/h time of just 6.7 seconds, pipping the Senna and beating the V12 Ferrari Superfast by more than a second.

    While it seems certain that attempting such feats of speed in the Elva would give you eyes in the back of your head, McLaren says the car has an Active Air Management System that shelters occupants “by manipulating air flow while retaining their connection to the elements”.

    They will certainly feel connected to the elements when the car in front of them flicks up a rock.

    Options include a 24-carat gold heat shield for the engine bay and the asking price is roughly $2.68 million, which is a lot of money to pay to get wet when it rains.

    FERRARI ROMA

    Debates over who makes the most beautiful cars in the world have probably assisted in the sale of large amounts of alcohol and almost certainly produced unnecessary amounts of carbon dioxide, but fortunately Ferrari has silenced them all with the unveiling of its new Roma.

    It won’t be the fastest Ferrari ever – taking a relatively pedestrian 3.4 seconds to hit 100km/h and a full 9.3 to hit reach 200 – but this truly grand tourer is a work of automotive art. It should be impossible to declare something a classic when it’s still brand new, but with the Roma it would seem rude not to.

    Chief designer Flavio Manzoni, who literally designs Ferraris with the aid of a grand piano, says his goal was to produce a car of “understated elegance”, a vehicle that made the idea of retro relevant again, and to “reanimate the classic Italian idea of la dolce vita”.

    Yes, we are still talking about a car here, one that Ferrari also grandly desires to be seen as an F1 car in evening attire, but just look at it. That classy chin, those alluring flanks, all wrapped around an ultra-modern, rich-smelling interior, and a mid-mounted turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 making 456kW and 760Nm.

    We recommend ordering yours, at a cost of $409,888, in its special colour, Roma Blue, which is meant to bring to mind the colour of the Eternal City at night.

  77. Nazi Trump stealing Blick votes .
    The MAGA movement includes everyone,racists.
    You can’t stop what’s coming.
    😏

  78. dover_beach

    The Hunter Biden story was a test for tech platforms. They barely passed

    LOL. That judgement will not age well. It will turn like milk left out in the sun.

  79. Derp

    New: Rudy Giuliani visited a Delaware police station Monday to share files from what he said was Hunter Biden’s laptop.
    New Castle County Police then called the state AG
    The Attorney General then called the FBI.
    This is real.

    IF (and it’s a BIG if) the hints and allegations are true and there is CP on the disk… then in a twisted way it can help Joe Biden.

    … because the focus of the investigation immediately turns onto Hunter and his degenerate habits and the hard drives are seized and locked up as evidence. If CP is on them, even having a hard drive in your possession is criminal.

    End Result; the hard evidence and investigations tie things up for month or years.
    Joe skates on by like Steven Bradbury

  80. OldOzzie

    Biden: No Legitimacy to Claims Hunter Profited off Family Name, ‘Desperate Campaign to Smear Me and My Family’

    During an interview with Milwaukee’s WISN 12 News on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden stated that there is no legitimacy to claims by Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that Biden’s son, Hunter, along with other members of the Biden family, profited off the Biden family name and stated that the claims are a “last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family.”

    Reporter Adrienne Pedersen asked, “So, Wisconsin’s Republican Sen., Ron Johnson, put out a statement, on Homeland Security letterhead, saying Hunter Biden, together with other Biden family members, profited off the Biden name. Is there any legitimacy to Sen. Johnson’s claims?”

    Biden responded, “None whatsoever. This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchman — it’s the last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family. Even the man who served with him on that committee, the former nominee for the Republican Party, said there’s no basis to this, and…the vast majority of the intelligence people have come out and said, there’s no basis at all. Ron should be ashamed of himself.”

  81. vlad

    From that Guardian article on Huntergate:

    The latest example is how a tiny, unverifiable, almost-certainly-false story published by Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post (the fourth-largest readership of any newspaper in the United States) generated a ridiculous blowback among rightwing pundits and politicians.

    The story is almost comical.

    I doubt that the Bidens are laughing.

    And “almost certainly false”? Let’s not rush to judgment.

  82. cohenite

    areff
    #3627415, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    Daniel Andrews’ VicPol: Unfit for Purpose

    vicpol are about average:

    Abstract
    One groundbreaking aspect of the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption in New South Wales was to recognize the importance of the historical dimension of corruption. The historical consensus is that systemic police corruption emerged in NSW only after the Second World War but, as Wood acknowledged, there has been little detailed research into earlier periods. One window into policing in the 1930s is provided by the Markell Royal Commission, which investigated allegations of police misconduct in relation to illegal bookmaking in 1936. This article explores the evidence gathered by Markell, and argues that his inquiry uncovered a system of entrenched police corruption at a level of complexity previously thought not to have appeared for another decade. It is argued that poor management contributed to the growth of systemic corruption from the early 1930s, and that a defensive and negative reaction to the exposure of this corruption caused an historic opportunity for reform to be lost.

  83. calli

    Johno

    #3627359, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    Oh ,piss off, you bore.

    Certainly not!

    On the Hitler was elected by women because of WWI attrition, how does that explain Churchill?

  84. calli

    Eeek! Formatting fail of tyrannical proportions!

  85. OldOzzie

    WSJ Editorial Board: Joe Biden Must Answer Questions About Hunter Biden and China

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board published a demand Tuesday evening that former Vice President Joe Biden answer questions about his son Hunter’s “influence-peddling” and “his own financial dealings — notably regarding China.”

    The editorial cites recent reports in the New York Post that Hunter Biden was exploring a lucrative business deal in 2017 with the CEFC China Energy Co. in which “the big guy” — allegedly Joe Biden himself — would be receiving a 10% share.

    It notes:

    Most of the media is ignoring the emails found in Hunter Biden’s laptop, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t news. Joe Biden has an obligation to answer questions about his son’s influence-peddling and his own financial dealings—notably regarding China.

    The emails regarding Hunter’s business in Ukraine have been widely reported. But as intriguing is a May 2017 email thread that includes a discussion about “remuneration packages” for six people as part of a business deal with a now-defunct Chinese energy titan, CEFC China Energy. The Chinese company was international news a few years ago, after the U.S. government charged a CEFC-funded organization with money laundering, and its CEO was detained by Chinese authorities. CNN reported in 2018 that “at its height” CEFC was “hard to distinguish” from the Chinese government.

    According to the emails, both Bidens were in line in 2017 to benefit from a deal with CEFC. One email appears to identify Hunter Biden as “Chair/Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC.” It also refers to financial payments in terms of “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”

    Joe Biden ought to clear the air on this China business in his own political interest. Is he the “big guy” in the email?

    The Journal adds that it is critical for Biden to answer questions because China would be his toughest foreign policy challenge if he were to win the November election, and it would be important to know if he had been compromised by personal economic interests.

    Read the full editorial here.

  86. Arky

    Eeek! Formatting fail of tyrannical proportions!

    ..
    And you want to vote.

  87. kaysee

    Ballot drop box in LA set on fire (2:09)
     

  88. thefrollickingmole

    Bruce of Newcastle

    Cheers, was clicking round looking for it.

  89. calli

    You dropped the engine block on your foot.

    I remain unharmed by the format button.

  90. OldOzzie

    calli
    #3627444, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:09 pm
    Johno

    #3627359, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    Oh ,piss off, you bore.

    Certainly not!

    On the Hitler was elected by women because of WWI attrition, how does that explain Churchill?

    Hang on I thought Johno was referring to Vietnam?

  91. Boambee John

    (and claiming I lack comprehension skills. Hmmm…).

    Only this morning, the bin chicken demonstrated his own lack of reading comprehension skills.

    In response to a comment about the lack of precision in his writing, he threw in a distraction squirrel about being invited to talk at his old school.

    Reading maketh a full man: Only if what is read is comprehended!

    Writing an exact man: Demonstrated failure by the bin chicken there!

    Conversation a ready man: Well, the bin chicken is certainly ready to throw out any number of distraction squirrels!

  92. calli

    Dunno Ozzie.

    I identify as an old bore.

    Alluring, but boring. 🤣

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    Calli – Neville Chamberlain.

    Churchill only became PM on 10 May 1940 when Chamberlain resigned after the Germans invaded Belgium on the way to Paris.

  94. JC

    m0nty
    #3627349, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen
    So while Trump has been screeching about Biden & his “shady Chinese business deals,” Trump has not only maintained a secret Chinese bank account, but he paid $188,561 in taxes in China from 2013 to 2015, while paying practically nothing in the United States.

    That should shut up all those whining about Biden and China. Should, but of course those whiners have no shame whatsoever.

    Monster, you’re such a guullible imbecile. No westerner in their right mind would hold a bank account in Chi..na, you idiot. You complete nimrod.

  95. OldOzzie

    calli
    #3627454, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm
    Dunno Ozzie.

    I identify as an old bore.

    Alluring, but boring. 🤣 +1

    calli, within sequence of posting I believe Johno was referring to Vietnam Numbers Pest.

    I stand to be corrected/

  96. Arky

    You dropped the engine block on your foot.

    ..
    For the sake of art.
    You don’t think it was by accident, do you?

  97. vlad

    I’m sceptical that the voting box fire was politically motivated. Neither side would have much to gain from burning Californian mail-in votes. It’s hardly a swing state!

  98. Arky

    All my stumbles, falls and maimings are carefully choreographed by a professional.

  99. OldOzzie

    More on – Joe Biden Claims ‘No Basis’ for Hunter Biden Accusations; Cites Romney, Clapper, Brennan

    Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Wisconsin reporter Tuesday evening that there is “no basis” for the accusation that his son, Hunter Biden, profited from foreign business partners by selling access to his father during his tenure in office.

    Adrienne Pedersen of Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN 12 News’ interviewed Biden, who was at his home in Delaware after “calling a lid” for several days leading up to Thursday’s final presidential debate.

    Pedersen asked about the story, which is based on the release of emails purportedly from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, as well as emails from Bevan Cooney, a former business partner of Hunter Biden who is currently serving time in prison.

    The emails provide evidence that Hunter Biden arranged a meeting between his father and an adviser to the corrupt Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. They also suggest Hunter Biden’s business partners arranged White House meetings for senior Chinese executives and officials.

    Pedersen’s question was the last in the interview — and a Biden aide could be heard offscreen in the video, attempting to stop the interview before she asks it: “Adrienne, that’s all the time we have, I’m so sorry.”

    She persisted anyway:

    Pedersen: Wisconsin’s Republican Senator Ron Johnson, put out a statement on Homeland Security letterhead saying Hunter Biden, together with other Biden family members, profited off the Biden name. Is there any legitimacy to Senator Johnson’s claims?

    Biden: None whatsoever. This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchman. It’s the last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family. Even the man who served with him on that committee, the former nominee for the Republican Party, said there’s no basis to this, and you know, and all and the vast majority [sic] of the intelligence people have come out and said there’s no basis at all. Ron should be ashamed of himself.

    The “former nominee” — Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), whose name Biden has forgotten before — criticized Johnson’s probe in September, but was not reacting to the recent revelations about Hunter Biden’s emails. (One of Romney’s former advisers sits on Burisma’s board.)

    As for the “vast majority of the intelligence people,” over 50 former intelligence officials, led by Obama-era figures James Clapper and John Brennan, released a letter Tuesday claiming that the emails looked like they could be “Russian disinformation.”

    Clapper and Brennan — who were leading figures in pushing the Russia collusion hoax against President Donald Trump — admitted that they “do not have evidence” of Russian involvement.

    They did not say “there’s no basis at all” for the allegations; rather, they admitted that the emails could indeed be “genuine.”

  100. calli

    Oh, alright. Let me see how I can wriggle around Bruce’s inconvenient facts. 🙂

    Women are responsible for Chamberlain. The guy who bought time. Or sold out England with his little piece of paper. Depending on your point of view.

    🍿

  101. OldOzzie

    More on – Joe Biden Claims ‘No Basis’ for Hunter Biden Accusations; Cites Romney, Clapper, Brennan

    Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Wisconsin reporter Tuesday evening that there is “no basis” for the accusation that his son, Hunter Biden, profited from foreign business partners by selling access to his father during his tenure in office.

    Adrienne Pedersen of Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN 12 News’ interviewed Biden, who was at his home in Delaware after “calling a lid” for several days leading up to Thursday’s final presidential debate.

    Pedersen asked about the story, which is based on the release of emails purportedly from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, as well as emails from Bevan [email protected], a former business partner of Hunter Biden who is currently serving time in prison.

    The emails provide evidence that Hunter Biden arranged a meeting between his father and an adviser to the corrupt Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. They also suggest Hunter Biden’s business partners arranged White House meetings for senior Chinese executives and officials.

    Pedersen’s question was the last in the interview — and a Biden aide could be heard offscreen in the video, attempting to stop the interview before she asks it: “Adrienne, that’s all the time we have, I’m so sorry.”

    She persisted anyway:

    Pedersen: Wisconsin’s Republican Senator Ron Johnson, put out a statement on Homeland Security letterhead saying Hunter Biden, together with other Biden family members, profited off the Biden name. Is there any legitimacy to Senator Johnson’s claims?

    Biden: None whatsoever. This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchman. It’s the last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family. Even the man who served with him on that committee, the former nominee for the Republican Party, said there’s no basis to this, and you know, and all and the vast majority [sic] of the intelligence people have come out and said there’s no basis at all. Ron should be ashamed of himself.

    The “former nominee” — Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), whose name Biden has forgotten before — criticized Johnson’s probe in September, but was not reacting to the recent revelations about Hunter Biden’s emails. (One of Romney’s former advisers sits on Burisma’s board.)

    As for the “vast majority of the intelligence people,” over 50 former intelligence officials, led by Obama-era figures James Clapper and John Brennan, released a letter Tuesday claiming that the emails looked like they could be “Russian disinformation.”

    Clapper and Brennan — who were leading figures in pushing the Russia collusion hoax against President Donald Trump — admitted that they “do not have evidence” of Russian involvement.

    They did not say “there’s no basis at all” for the allegations; rather, they admitted that the emails could indeed be “genuine.”

  102. Dr Faustus

    The Journal adds that it is critical for Biden to answer questions because China would be his toughest foreign policy challenge if he were to win the November election, and it would be important to know if he had been compromised by personal economic interests.

    “Important to know” slightly understates the issue.
    If Biden is “the Big Guy”, this information and full supporting data is currently in Emperor Xi’s hands.

    Holding the Golden Impeachment Trigger will be very empowering.
    Like Tiger Penis Soup.

  103. Arky

    I don’t think people appreciate the amount of work that goes into a professionally produced Model A video to make it look like it is produced by a stumbling, accident prone and disorganised bum.

  104. kaysee

    A letter in the Ventura County Star.
     
    Thank you, liberals

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Women are responsible for Chamberlain. The guy who bought time. Or sold out England with his little piece of paper. Depending on your point of view.

    Chamberlain didn’t think anyone in their right mind would ever contemplate another war….he was dealing with the little Austrian corporal, with the funny mustache.

  106. Helen

    the amount of work that goes into a professionally produced Model A video

    The focus was a bit beer goggles, lols

  107. Arky

    For sure, it may seem pointless and thankless after the eighteenth take bashing my head on the frame to get just the right “thonk” noise and dismayed expression, but it’s all worth it when only 42 people watch the vid.

  108. Jo

    I like the Churchill quote “You choose war or dishonor, you chose dishonor and got war”. Something like that.

  109. cohenite

    The Five is a very good show but juan williams is a slug, one of the vilest pieces of shit on the media.

  110. twostix

    The Hunter Biden stuff is getting too hot.

    They need to withdraw and move onwards with other things and let it simmer.

  111. OldOzzie

    Arky
    #3627466, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm
    I don’t think people appreciate the amount of work that goes into a professionally produced Model A video to make it look like it is produced by a stumbling, accident prone and disorganised bum.

    Aeky,

    I would like to have the money to buy

    Pur Sang, which originated as the French term for pure blood, is an old horse racing term to describe a genuine thoroughbred.

    The phrase also refers to the Argentina-based company that hand-builds Type 35 Bugattis as exact replicas of the originals. Pur Sang Argentina produces more than 20 Bugatti Type 35s a year, among other models, that contain the same components—no more, no less—as their now multimillion-dollar predecessors.

    The $250,000 Pur Sang Bugattis are a bargain compared to their predecessors, which are generally considered to be the world’s first supercars. At a time when the bumbling Model T Ford was the most prevalent car on the road, Ettore Bugatti’s sculptural Type 35 could hit 120 miles per hour on a racetrack and reach 60mph in less than 10 seconds. The fact that it came in a chic French blue, with revolutionary alloy wheels and an undefeated racing record from 1925 to 1929 only added to the allure—not to mention that fewer than 100 were ever made.

    https://pursangargentina.com/

  112. Jo

    Helen there will be a lot of drunk happy men after looking at that lot.

  113. Arky

    The focus was a bit beer goggles, lols

    ..
    This is how we got Hitler.

  114. areff

    Jelen and Jo: Behold Carrie Nation and her hatchet, the two best things that ever happened to organised crime.

  115. Arky

    OldOzzie
    #3627477, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    ..
    No chance of making something like that in Australia with the ADRs in place.
    Thanks chicks.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3627326, posted on October 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm
    Live Monitor
    @amlivemon
    ·
    23m
    I mean… he was on crack and banged his dead brothers widow.. I’m surprised there isn’t beastiality involved at this point

    I mean, the hooking up with the brother’s widow is a little off the wall, but it happens.
    But then ditching her, saying he was drug-addled when he got with her, then taking up with an “exotic dancer” and then her having had to drag him to court for the maintenance of the kid they had together … that is something else.

  117. OldOzzie

    Helen
    #3627469, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm
    areff – lips and liquor

    Damn, I would never get kissed – time to go the fridge, pour a cold glass of Alkoomi Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and drown my sorrows, and try to not spill it on the keyboard like I did last night.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger King
    #3627326, posted on October 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm
    Live Monitor
    @amlivemon
    ·
    23m
    I mean… he was on crack and banged his dead brothers widow.. I’m surprised there isn’t b***stiality involved at this point

    I mean, the hooking up with the brother’s widow is a little off the wall, but it happens.
    But then ditching her, saying he was drug-addled when he got with her, then taking up with an “exotic dancer” and then her having had to drag him to court for the maintenance of the kid they had together … that is something else.

  119. Arky

    I mean, the hooking up with the brother’s widow is a little off the wall, but it happens.

    ..
    Gross.
    I dunno how you can compare something that creepy and revolting to something as pure and beautiful as rooting an exotic dancer.

  120. Top Ender

    Some people here are going the full Rolf Harris.

    Bad idea.

    Never go the full Rolf.

    This is what happens:

  121. Leigh Lowe

    Awhile ago I got into a twitter thing with some ex-servicemen about using the Shrine as a focal point.
    I know it split the Cat.
    Is it counter productive?
    Yes/No

    My view is that the target is Dan.
    Therefore the place is Parliament House.
    Yes, I know Googlery got onto Google Maps last time and told us the geography was all wrong but he doesn’t know shit.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Tailgunner
    #3627385, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm
    Calm down, Bundy, you’re included in the Truce too.

    Truce?
    When did this happen?

  123. vlad

    My view is that the target is Dan.
    Therefore the place is Parliament House.

    +1

  124. C.L.

    Maybe they thought she was a Victorian:

    Canberra public servants told Mexican woman their security clearance banned them from living with her.

    Viry seems like a great gal. I’m sure she’ll get some offers now.

  125. Nick

    If Giuliani sat on the material, can he be pinged for not having reported a crime ?

  126. OldOzzie

    OPINION: WASHINGTON SECRETS

    ‘Trump does what he says’: Muslims abandon Biden, back president

    President Trump, whose Middle East plan is winning support from Arab nations, is gaining strong support from Muslim leaders and their followers who believe that the Democrats haven’t delivered on years of promises, according to a new survey of Islamic leaders.

    In a shocking turnaround, 61.48% of the 109 Muslim leaders who “represent two million voters” plan to vote for Trump. That is a slight edge over their 2012 vote for Barack Obama.

    The survey of the leaders was done by the Washington correspondent for Aksam Gazetesi, a Turkish news site. It suggested that the Muslim leaders’ support for former Vice President Joe Biden was 30.27%.

  127. OldOzzie

    OPINION: WASHINGTON SECRETS

    ‘Trump does what he says’: [email protected] abandon Biden, back president

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/[email protected]

    President Trump, whose Middle East plan is winning support from Arab nations, is gaining strong support from [email protected] leaders and their followers who believe that the Democrats haven’t delivered on years of promises, according to a new survey of [email protected] leaders.

    In a shocking turnaround, 61.48% of the 109 [email protected] leaders who “represent two million voters” plan to vote for Trump. That is a slight edge over their 2012 vote for Barack Obama.

    The survey of the leaders was done by the Washington correspondent for Aksam Gazetesi, a Turkish news site. It suggested that the [email protected] leaders’ support for former Vice President Joe Biden was 30.27%.

  128. notafan

    Can I pile on and say i said parliament house too?

  129. JC

    Nick

    I don’t believe it works that way. If you’re walking down the street you’re not legally obliged to report a crime if you saw it.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    calli
    #3627445, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:10 pm
    Eeek! Formatting fail of tyrannical proportions!

    Women should never BE allowed to use formatting BUTTONS.

  131. notafan

    Also vegan meat is disgusting even with added real bacon from a pig and real eggs from a chicken, even drowned in tomato sauce.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    JC
    #3627504, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:56 pm
    Nick

    I don’t believe it works that way. If you’re walking down the street you’re not legally obliged to report a crime if you saw it.

    And this isn’t as simple as a street crime in progress.
    Guiliani can say that he sought advice about the content of the drive, the veracity of the source, yada, yada.
    Plenty of justification for a delay.

  133. OldOzzie

    Report: Explicit Photos of Minor in Hunter Biden’s Laptop Were of a Relative — and He Was in Some of the Photos WITH HER

    Approximately 1/3 of the explicit photos of minors in Hunter Biden’s laptop were of the same 14-year-old girl — who is one of his relatives, according a shocking new report.
    Not only were there explicit photos of the child on her own, but Hunter Biden was in some of them with her.

    “A source close to the matter, though, who claims to have seen the images on Hunter’s laptop, told Revolver that about one-third of the images are of the same underage girl. Some of the images are topless, while in others she is shown in suggestive positions with Hunter himself,”

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Nick
    #3627499, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    If Giuliani sat on the material, can he be pinged for not having reported a crime ?

    Also, if Rudy is pinged, so must the FBI for not having advanced an investigation.

  135. Bundyrum

    I have no idea why TG mentioned a truce with you hilarious one, as far as I am concerned you are an arsehole of astronomical proportions & a total wimp.
    Don’t get angry with me though it has been a bad banana picking day, call me a sock , that breaks my heart.

  136. OldOzzie

    BREAKING: Biden Campaign Pulls Ad After Truth About Wealthy MI Bar Owner Is Exposed By Conservative Media

    After the news came out that Joe Malcoun is actually a wealthy tech start-up business owner and investor, and that he regularly hosts large ticket Democrat fundraisers, the Biden campaign pulled the ad.

    t didn’t help Joe’s cause that he admitted in an MLive article that he decided to close The Blind Pig in June, due to low attendance and his frustration over not being able to effectively communicate “what it means to have a really socially distanced and live music show,” adding, “we decided it’s not really worth trying,” so without waiting for the government to close down his establishment, Malcoun and his partner closed it down.

    Before the ad was pulled, it was aired during two NFL games and viewed over 1 million times on Twitter and over 366,000 times on YouTube.

    Screenshots from the “not, so average Joe’s” Facebook page show he was actually in favor of Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s wrecking ball approach to shutting down businesses in late March, telling his Facebook friends, “This sucks. But it’s absolutely the right call,” he says. “Shelter in place, folks,” he tells his Facebook friends.

    In addition to being a Democratic Party fundraiser, Joe Malcoun’s Facebook page reveals that he doesn’t appear to be a very nice guy either. On March 7, early on in the pandemic, Malcoun appeared to be wishing COVID would infect President Trump and his supporters when he posted an Axios article about with an image of Trump about a CPAC attendee who tested positive for COVID. Joe wrote, “Ok…so maybe I DO believe in a God.”

    Joe Malcoun believes Trump supporters who don’t support the violent domestic terror group, Antifa are Nazis.

    “Why is it so hard to understand that being “anti-Antifa” means you’re pro-Nazi?” he asked his followers.

    Only two weeks ago, Malcoun hosted a fundraiser for US Senator Gary Peters at Cahoots, the start-up tech hub Malcoun owns in Ann Arbor, MI. According to the invitation, Joe Malcoun, who claims he was devastated by the impact of Trump’s COVID on his business, donated at least $1000 to Peters.

    In a more recent post, Joe again defends the violent domestic terror group, Antifa, telling his followers, if you’re against Antifa and support President Trump, you’re a fascist. According to Joe, the only way to escape being labeled a fascist is to vote for Biden.

  137. notafan

    I hate those Australians are racist stories because of a one off incident. Maybe the advertisers were just dumb and really thought that.

    On the other hand it’s perfectly okay for non Anglos to reject potential Anglo sons and daughter in-laws, that’s not racist at all (referencing a tweet by Osman Faruqi about Gladys’s secret love)

  138. JC

    And this isn’t as simple as a street crime in progress.
    Guiliani can say that he sought advice about the content of the drive, the veracity of the source, yada, yada.
    Plenty of justification for a delay.

    Sure.

  139. Bruce of Newcastle

    Canberra public servants told Mexican woman their security clearance banned them from living with her.

    Share house with two female public servants in Canberra?
    Worth a whole drama series I think.
    She can cook Mexican too.
    Canberra public servants meeting real chillis for the first time would be most entertaining.

  140. calli

    Chuckle. Banner change!

    Oh, the triggering!

  141. Dot

    Step back for a moment. Ignore who the parties are.

    “We had your laptop for X amount of months”

    The possibility of doctored evidence is high.

    If you were sitting on a jury and did not know the parties from shinola, would you take them at their word?

  142. calli

    I would want to know the date the hard drives were copied and how that relates to the drop off receipt.

  143. dover_beach

    End Result; the hard evidence and investigations tie things up for month or years.
    Joe skates on by like Steven Bradbury

    That was my initial worry but I think the opposite now. I think this makes it impossible for the media to ignore the alleged pay for influence. If the photos are authenticated then the emails, etc. will have to be looked at too and the DNC will have to choose between an arm (Biden family) and the whole body (the Democratic Party).

  144. feelthebern

    Quite incredible, really. Two churches in Chile, hundred of years old, were burned down and crosses, statutes, etc. desecrated, by violent protestors, and the media generally doesn’t give a shit

    DB, I was on a conference call this morning regarding some assets in Colombia & this story came up.
    The comment was that churches are being burnt down in Chile, Peru & Bolivia.
    I went looking for more info, but could find number apart from the Chile news.

  145. JC

    Dot.

    No we wouldn’t. This, however, isn’t a legal case as yet. It’s information that would help punters decide on whom to cast their vote if they already haven’t done so.

    The Hidens need to come out and say if the emails are real or they’re fakes. It looks like they’re real.

  146. OldOzzie

    Oh Boy: Rudy Giuliani Reads Text Message from Hunter Biden to Joe Biden talking about FaceTiming 14-Year-Old Girl Naked While Smoking Crack (VIDEO)

    Rudy Giuliani: Well, here is a very, very sensitive one. It’s a text message to his father in which he says the following. In which he says the following, and he’s discussing his sister-in-law who for quite some time was his lover. And he says, “She told my therapist I was sexually inappropriate.” This would be with an unnamed 14-year-old girl. When she says I face-timed naked with the unnamed 14-year-old girl. And the reason she can’t have her out to see me is because I walk around naked smoking crack talking Tom Girls(?) on Face time. When she was pressed she said the unnamed 14-year-old-girl never said anything like that but the bottom line is that I created and caused a very unsafe environment for the kids.

    Here is the text message that Rudy shared on Newsmax.

  147. JC

    Also payback is a real bitch, Dot.

    It was also around this time when the Demons began to peddle the story that Trump was a Putin lackey back in 16.

  148. OldOzzie

    Oh Boy: Rudy Giuliani Reads Text Message from Hunter Biden to Joe Biden talking about FaceTiming 14-Year-Old Girl Naked While Smoking [email protected] (VIDEO)

    Rudy Giuliani: Well, here is a very, very sensitive one. It’s a text message to his father in which he says the following. In which he says the following, and he’s discussing his sister-in-law who for quite some time was his lover. And he says, “She told my therapist I was sexually inappropriate.” This would be with an unnamed 14-year-old girl. When she says I face-timed naked with the unnamed 14-year-old girl. And the reason she can’t have her out to see me is because I walk around naked smoking [email protected] talking Tom Girls(?) on Face time. When she was pressed she said the unnamed 14-year-old-girl never said anything like that but the bottom line is that I created and caused a very unsafe environment for the kids.

    Here is the text message that Rudy shared on Newsmax.

  149. calli

    Apparently Democrats are afraid of armed Trump supporters, according to Channel Seven’s breathless report.

    Could the reporters at Seven please remind me who is responsible for actual violence in the lead up to the election? You know. The burning, rioting, pillaging, bashings and murders? That violence.

  150. dover_beach

    WSJ Editorial Board: Joe Biden Must Answer Questions About Hunter Biden and China

    Uh oh, going to be really hard from here in claiming this is just a NY Post hit piece.
    “The walls are closing in.”
    Believe me.

  151. Bruce of Newcastle

    Also vegan meat is disgusting even with added real bacon from a pig and real eggs from a chicken, even drowned in tomato sauce.

    And vegan sausages! The content of real sausages is mysterious enough, vegan sausage ingredients must be beyond the ken of man.

    EU NUTS: Veggie sausage debate more important to EU than £672Bn Brexit trade deal (20 Oct)

    But the excitement is palpable in the European Parliament for next week’s mammoth Common Agricultural Policy reform hoo-ha which will be proposing to ban veggie burgers, vegan sausages, and assorted other vegetable-based foodstuffs masquerading as red-blooded moo-ing stuff.

    Just over 700 people in the European Parliament are to sit and discuss, apparently with straight faces, the whether a vegan sausage is actually a sausage in the next few days.

    Impossible for me not to add this video…the emulsified high-fat offal tube.

  152. dover_beach

    ftb, same. Haven’t heard of anything in Peru or Bolivia.

  153. dover_beach

    By the bye, just placed a bet on Trump winning the popular vote. Had to, my waters tell me those odds are only going to shorten.

  154. JC

    WSJ Editorial Board: Joe Biden Must Answer Questions About Hunter Biden and China

    Yea like, what ice cream flavor do you like.

  155. feelthebern

    DB, the narrative was that people are still going to mass & is the reason for COVID ripping through South America.
    So a pack of Marxist have been burning down churches.
    That’s the narrative, but clearly wrong considering the most of the Church in South America are a pack of lefties.
    Also, the inter webs are saying that churches are restricting numbers or having outside mass.
    So something stinks & is clearly coordinated & it’s not being reported which makes it stink even more.
    Anyway, that’s the story a Mexican living in Bogota was saying this morning.

  156. OldOzzie

    Chile: Churches Burn as Left Demands Country Trash Its Constitution

    Masked rioters burned down two churches and looted several businesses in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday following a rally of tens of thousands of people in support of erasing the nation’s constitution and writing a new one.

    The rally also commemorated the anniversary of nationwide leftist riots, presumably against high metro fares and alleged police brutality.

    Local reports identified the two churches as the institutional church of Chile’s national police force, the Carabineros: San Francisco de Borja, and the Church of the Ascension, one of the oldest in the country, both near the hub of leftist mass assemblies against the current constitution. Supermarkets and other businesses that suffered vandalism and looting were in the same neighborhood.

    Chilean leftists — reportedly with the help of terrorists from Cuba, Venezuela, and other neighboring socialist states — began rioting in October 2019 in response to an announced hike in subway fares in Santiago. The riots resulted in the burning down of several subway stations, significantly hindering business and transportation in the capital.

    Center-right President Sebastián Piñera responded to the protests by yielding and suspending the fare hike, triggering a demand from leftists to scrap the constitution and more riots. Rioters burned and vandalized several churches last year. Chile’s population is estimated to be about 67 percent Catholic and 84 percent Christian, including other denominations.

    The Chilean constitution does not address subway fares and the Catholic Church has no official position on the matter.

    The protesters demand a new constitution because the current one took effect in 1980 under General Augusto Pinochet. Lawmakers have significantly amended the constitution since, however, particularly after Pinochet called for elections in 1989 to significantly upgrade and democratize the document.

    Chileans will vote on October 25 to choose if they will enact a new constitution.

    While many outlets reported that Sunday’s assemblies were “festive,” attracting tens of thousands of people, masked thugs reportedly attacked San Francisco de Borja around 4:00 p.m. local time, far from dusk, and built up barricades around it before burning it down. Footage broadcast on Chilean news networks showed widespread destruction inside the building.

  157. Dot

    All of it is coordinated bern.

    The lockdowns, the stupid doctor tik toks, dancing cops, softballing Joe Biden – all coordinated.

  158. feelthebern

    I was going to Colombia this year.
    But that got canned.
    Kind of lucky I wasn’t there & got stuck there.

  159. JMH

    Memo to Struthie-poo:

    Credlin editorial 21/10/2020. (DST adjusted)

    Tear it apart.

    Your time starts now.

  160. OldOzzie

    Gretchen Whitmer admits it: No release from lockdown without a vote for Joe Biden

    For the past 200 days, Democratic governors have been commanding their states to go on lockdown, and ordering nursing homes to be seeded with COVID patients.

    The result has been the twin disaster of broken economies and high COVID death tolls, way out of proportion to the rest of the country. And incredibly, they’re blaming President Trump for all of the bad consequences of their own acts, and reaping big political hay from it.

    They do all the harm, Trump gets all the blame, they take all the glory.

    What power-mad leftist wouldn’t want a heads-I-win, tails-you-lose setup like that? Torture your state, blame Trump, win big.

    So it’s natural to expect that the worst of them might just keep holding their states on lockdown as a hostage act, at least until election day, to beat their citizens into submission. After that, the mask can come off.

    Far-left Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, though, didn’t want to wait.

    According to Red State:

  161. feelthebern

    monty was Hunter’s point man in Oz.
    It was all about Big Doughnut money.
    Sleepy Joe was going to get some glazing.

  162. Huck

    Big, big day at the hot dog stand. Massive.
    Barry didn’t know what hit him.
    More to come…

  163. OldOzzie

    Do the Chinese Own Joe Biden?

    Americans will need to come to grips with a mounting, deadly serious crisis. The Democrat nominee for the presidency appears saturated with corruption, and worse — yes, there’s a worse here — he’s compromised himself to foreign powers, one of which — the People’s Republic of China (PRC) — is rightly regarded as an enemy of the U.S. Sly Vlad Putin and whoever runs the Ukraine owns Joe Biden, too. Russia and the Ukraine having the goods on Biden is bad enough, but China is the U.S.’s principal rival for global dominance. The blackmailing of a President Joe Biden is a chilling prospect. Biden as president imperils the nation in ways never experienced before.

    What does this mean to the Sino-American rivalry? It means that with Biden blackmailed and in the White House, the Chinese may never fire a shot to gain hegemony over the U.S. — the domination that tyrant Xi Jingping dreams about.

    Did you know that in the last week the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group was deployed to the South China Sea? Let’s examine this development and then tie it in to the growing Biden uber-scandal.

  164. Arky

    I’m putting my Egg timer on.
    We’ve had the vietnam crank and the fat idiot, time to bring on the insecure omelette.

  165. Huck

    Oh, shit shit shit.
    Disregard the last.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3627520, posted on October 21, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Chuckle. Banner change!

    Oh, the triggering!

    Waaaaahhh!
    Foetal position!!
    Thumbsuck!!
    Can anyone recommend a tape I can stick over the top 20mm of my phone screen to hide the new banner photo?

  167. pete m

    For cl re classic architecture in fed buildings chat via powerline

    here

  168. Arky

    Oh, shit shit shit.

    ..
    Sprung.

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nick
    #3627499, posted on October 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    If Giuliani sat on the material, can he be pinged for not having reported a crime ?

    Giuliani only had them a week before he reported them, according to the timeline I saw this morning. I’ll see if I can find the story again.

  170. Arky

    the new banner photo?

    ..
    I imagined her boobs would be bigger.

  171. OldOzzie

    The fix is in for the final presidential debate

    President Trump will be silenced during the second and final presidential debate Thursday night if he tries to raise any issues that might be too uncomfortable for Joe Biden or the swamp that backs him. There can be no question that the Commission on Presidential Debate is doing its utmost to defeat him, further exposing that extent of insider D.C. swamp forces conspiring against him by limiting the access of the American people to relevant information.

    Two recent actions by the Commission on Presidential Debates reveal the outrageous information control strategy being implemented. Kristen Welker, the debate moderator, is a highly partisan Democrat working for highly partisan NBC News. Welker even celebrated Christmas at the Obama White House with her parents, major donors to Obama.

    Welker also has hidden her social media accounts, which ought to be a disqualifier for moderating a presidential debate. Nevertheless, she was empowered to choose debate topics that favored Biden and eliminated the very topics that President Trump would want to discuss:

    Foreign policy, where President Trump has triumphed in the Middle East, is verboten. And any mention of Hunter Biden’s activities as bagman for his father in selling American foreign policy — despite being the major theme of Trump’s campaign activities — is MIA. But once again, climate change, already discussed in debate #1and far down on the list of issues that most concern Americans, is on the agenda.

    But it just got worse — much worse. The AP reports:

    The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that the second and final debate between the two candidates will have each nominee muted while the other delivers his two-minute remarks at the outset of each of the six debate topics. The remainder of each 15-minute block will be open discussion, without any muting, the commission said.

    Welker’s handpicked, Dem-favoring topics will get a monopoly in establishing the character of each segment of the debate. This obviously is intended to force Trump to stick to the subject Dems want covered. And pardon me if I do not trust this assurance that the mute button, whose very existence is an outrage, will not be further employed to silence Trump if he brings up Hunter’s crooked deals on behalf of his father, who gets a cut of 10 to 50 percent on the proceeds, according to a text Hunter sent.

  172. JMH

    Arky, elegant ladies don’t need big boobs.

  173. feelthebern

    Had lunch today in China town.
    Team hot pot.
    30% off if you turn up after 2pm & leave before 4;30pm.
    Plus someone had to like their fb page & WeChat.
    Walked in at 2:01 & left at 4:29.
    I have never seen China town so empty.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Huck.
    Check KD’s email please.

  175. Arky

    She’s a good ‘un JMH.

  176. OldOzzie

    President Trump just got a very important endorsement

    And in the world of podcasts and videos, one of the biggest political stars is 36-year-old Ben Shapiro — who refused to vote for Trump in 2016. This time around, Shapiro has given Trump an enthusiastic thumbs-up, both because of Trump’s proven history of conservative governance and because the Democrats have become insane.

    In a statement that lasted less than nine minutes, Shapiro opened by succinctly stating the three reasons why he supports President Trump in 2020:

    1. “I was simply wrong about Donald Trump on policy.”

    2. “I wasn’t really wrong about Donald Trump on character, but whatever damage he was going to do has already been done, and it’s not going to help if I don’t vote for him this time.”

    3. “Most importantly, the Democrats have lost their [bleeping] minds.”

    Shapiro then used the remainder of the podcast to develop those ideas. Regarding policy, he said Trump has been the most conservative president of his lifetime. On issue after issue, Trump has fulfilled the conservative, pro-American wish list.

    Thus, according to Shapiro, Trump has cut regulations; appointed dozens of originalist judges; cut taxes; lowered unemployment; supported the pro-life movement; pulled America out of the disastrous Paris Accords and Iran deal; crushed ISIS, al-Baghdadi, and Soleimani; refrained from starting any wars; moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem; brokered real peace deals in the Middle East; cracked down on China; restored due process on college campuses; and, perhaps most importantly, refrained from using the excuse of the Wuhan virus to increase government control over Americans.

    Shapiro still can’t make himself like Donald Trump. He thinks Trump’s tweets and habit of picking fights hinder his ability to govern. However, Shapiro also believes that Trump is correct to have taken on the media, which is, as Shapiro said, a dumpster fire.

    What I believe Shapiro misses is that the same parts of Trump’s temperament that allow him, rightly, to challenge an unhinged and biased media are also what drives those tweets and fights. They’re a package deal. You cannot have the fighter America needs and, at the same time, deprive him of his chosen weapons

  177. stackja

    Some Biden stories not posting.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #3627568, posted on October 21, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Some Biden stories not posting.

    If they contain offending words like peter-file they will bounce.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Queensland Greens vow to quadruple mining royalties to ‘pay for school lunches’
    21/10/2020|3min

    South Brisbane Greens candidate Amy MacMahon has called for mining companies to pay “their fair share” in royalties proposing quadrupling the current rate in order to pay for “free school lunches and free hospital parking”.

    “If we made these companies pay their fair share, we’d have money for free school lunches, for free hospital parking, for public housing,” she said.

    During an exclusive debate hosted by Sky News host Peter Gleeson the Labor, LNP, and Greens candidates clashed over the Greens’ plans to increase mining royalties to what they claim is a “a very fair rate”.

    Ms MacMahon said the Greens plan to raise $55 billion by increasing royalties from coal and gas companies to 35 per cent.

    “We know that these companies can afford it,” she said.

    LNP candidate Clem Grehan slammed the proposal saying such a policy will force mining companies to shut down seeing “tens of thousands of workers out of work”.

    “You’ll kill the cow and you think you’ll get milk out of it.”

    Something they put in the water in Queensland?

  180. calli

    Ahhhh. Seven has the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics broadcast rights.

    Kowtow time. Money talks.

  181. Huck

    Big day for me up here in Sodom.
    Broke through the ring of steel to visit the residence in town:
    Lots of traffic on the way home, but good to be back in the wing chair enjoying a G&T.
    I think the leather patches on the elbows go really well with my RM Williams boots.

  182. kaysee

    Chuckle. Banner change!

    Oh, the triggering!

    Fair bit of triggering happening out there.
     
    Triggered Gay Couples Move Up Their Weddings Fearing Amy Coney Barrett

    Many gay and lesbian couples who are legally married or considering getting legally married are freaking out, fearing that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett may doom their marriages. Some are even rushing their legal marriages in order to get them in before Barrett can strike them down. These fears are largely irrational, however.

  183. gafa

    The stress and heartache could easily be too much for fragile old Joe.
    Doubt he’s much longer for this world, even if his minders are trying to shield him from as much of it as they can.
    He steps down or he dies, one or the other, maybe even both, now sooner than otherwise.

  184. Oh come on

    New: Rudy Giuliani visited a Delaware police station Monday to share files from what he said was Hunter Biden’s laptop.
    New Castle County Police then called the state AG
    The Attorney General then called the FBI.
    This is real.

    Perhaps. It could also be a campaign manoeuvre that goes nowhere. The underage girls could well be found in photos of crack head’s tween daughter enjoying a wholesome trip to Disneyland with a couple of school friends. A political operative could certainly file a complaint about images they know to be innocent ostensibly ‘just to be sure there are no issues’ with the photos; the main objective being to add some additional frisson to the already thick and greasy layer of sleaze swirling around the targets. All that needs to be done is make it public that the complaint relates to images of underage girls and let the audience draw their own conclusions.

    The fact that the complaint seems to have escalated rapidly through the law enforcement hierarchy could also be explained by the fact that no one is going to want to screw up in these circumstances – when in doubt, kick it upstairs. Again, Giuliani is going to know that and will insist on every i being dotted and every t crossed so that just about every law enforcement agent doesn’t want to go near it. So, up up up it goes…and the audience again draws their own conclusions. In this scenario, by the time the complaint is finally recognised as containing no evidence of wrongdoing, the election’s long past, whatever takeaways that were intended to be taken away were taken away months ago and everyone’s forgotten about it.

    I could be wrong. Maybe Bunter and his dad are into some nasty, heavy shit that we didn’t know about. If they are, we’ll know very soon. I think it’s also fairly likely that nothing comes of this – well, actually, this is what was intended to come of this.

    Now I realise the possible scenario I just laid out is going to give a certain highly overwrought individual here an acute attack of pearl-clutching. OMG Trump campaign uniquely corrupt! Yeah, nah. This is SOP come election time. It’s why shady DC critters like Paul Manafort and James Carville exist. And also Giuliani now that he appears to have abandoned any ambition of elected office. I imagine the pay is very good. It would also be a helluva lot of fun.

  185. Huck

    Not again!
    Fucketty fuck fuck.
    Disregard the last, again.

  186. Dot

    Is James Carville a reptilian?

    If they exist, I imagine they look a little like him.

    Annie, have you got any good podcasts on the matter?

  187. Oh come on

    Ben Shapiro is whiny and irritating.

  188. Dot

    Aaron “Capitain Capitalism” Clarey asks an obvious question:

  189. Infidel Tiger King

    I have never seen China town so empty.

    Good to hear.

  190. stackja

    LL – No, just Biden’s ex-associate’s name. And word “protected”.

  191. JC

    Areff

    What would be the feeling like, around the newsroom, at the Post?

  192. notafan

    Sounds like youalljustwannabeme is back with us.

  193. kaysee

    And in the world of podcasts and videos, one of the biggest political stars is 36-year-old Ben Shapiro — who refused to vote for Trump in 2016. This time around, Shapiro has given Trump an enthusiastic thumbs-up

    Here’s Tim Pool who says he’ll be voting for Trump. (0:20)
     

  194. Mater

    Apparently Democrats are afraid of armed Trump supporters, according to Channel Seven’s breathless report.

    I’m quite in awe of their restraint so far.
    For all Bob’s hyperventilating about armed, ‘wing nuts‘, they have been extremely tolerant of people attempting to burn their country down.

    The left best be careful how far they push it though.

    As the definition of a conservatives goes:

    A conservative is not afraid of force, or of using it thoroughly. But always as a last resort.

  195. Oh come on

    To be honest, dot, I would be a bit surprised if there was any especially incriminating CP material on the Bunter drives. I don’t think the FBI would have dared sit on that for the time they did. The high level corruption that has already been unearthed could be explained away by claiming a low ranking and incurious agent didn’t notice it, and the crack smoking as, hey – the lives of the rich and famous, eh? We don’t judge! But if it’s CP or anything rockspider-related – the agents who sat on that will get fired, and so will their boss and his boss and her boss and his bosses, too. At this stage I reckon there’s a pretty good chance the material is legal – it’s a family member or maybe porn featuring young (but legal) models or something like that. I think it’s less likely that what is being reported opens a whole new front in the Buntergate data scandal.

  196. Arnost

    FBI’s letter to Sen Ron Johnson in reply to the question if the laptop was Russian Disinformation as per Shifty Schiff.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/read-the-fbi-s-letter-to-sen-ron-johnson/ceb43329-a894-4c02-b5b2-5a926a6fdc5d/

  197. feelthebern

    Good to hear.

    The Market City complex in Chinatown where I was is Taiwanese owned.
    It’s not all CCP.

  198. dover_beach

    Ftb, what’s Dore’s take on the Hunter laptop stuff?

  199. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ah, got it. Miranda Devine’s article:

    Media avoiding The Post’s Hunter Biden stories as much as Joe: Devine (18 Oct)

    In August this year, the repairman sees Giuliani on TV talking about Hunter and Burisma and decides to contact him via an email address he finds online.

    This is how the repairman explained his actions in an email to Giuliani on Aug. 27, 2020

    The email was compelling. Within two days, a copy of the hard drive was FedEx-ed to a Long Island address where Giuliani and his lawyer examined it, and verified the material was genuine.

    More from Townhall:

    Giuliani: Here’s How I Verified the Data From Hunter’s Hard Drive (17 Oct)

    The left has taken issue with the timeline of this surfaced hard drive because it was dropped off a year ago. According to Giuliani, the computer store owner made four copies of the hard drive but turned the original over to the FBI. He gave two copies to his friends in case he was killed. He waited four or five months before he sent letters to various Republicans asking if they would be interested in the data.

    “We were the first to respond, or the only ones to respond,” the president’s personal attorney explained.

    Giuliani’s attorney, Bob Costello, met up with the store owner and spent about a week reviewing the information it contained to make sure it was legal to release.

    Then after finding the nasty bits Giuliani went to the cops:

    Rudy Giuliani files police report on purported Hunter Biden laptop, alleging child endangerment (20 Oct)

    Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney and New York City mayor, confirmed Tuesday night he went Monday to a local police department in Wilmington to report his concerns of children endangerment and sexual exploitation.

    Which he is legally required to do. So the timeline is very short: repair guy contacts Giuliani late August. Giuliani and his guy Robert Costello check it out and verify the stuff is real. They get in Bannon, then approach the New York Post. Given the sheer amount of stuff on the hard drive the time is pretty short. Maybe Giuliani could’ve made the report to police quicker, maybe not. But they have had the thing less than two months. You could say the laptop-from-hell fell into their lap at the last minute. At least that is what the reports say.

  200. rickw

    I’m quite in awe of their restraint so far.
    For all Bob’s hyperventilating about armed, ‘wing nuts‘, they have been extremely tolerant of people attempting to burn their country down.

    Exactly.

    People who aren’t afraid of firearms know that they have themselves completely in check. People who are afraid of firearms or who hate firearms know that they don’t have themselves completely in check.

  201. vlad

    The NASA probe Osiris-Rex has successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu today, collected a sample and taken off again, apparently, all according to plan.

  202. feelthebern

    Hasn’t posted anything yet DB.
    But I think he did a big live show today so he’ll probably be posting clips from that over the next couple of days.

  203. feelthebern

    The NASA probe Osiris-Rex has successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu today, collected a sample and taken off again, apparently, all according to plan.

    Bringing alien shit back to earth.
    What could possibly go wrong.

  204. rickw

    1. “I was simply wrong about Donald Trump on policy.”

    2. “I wasn’t really wrong about Donald Trump on character, but whatever damage he was going to do has already been done, and it’s not going to help if I don’t vote for him this time.”

    3. “Most importantly, the Democrats have lost their [bleeping] minds.”

    Benny might rot your brain, but he’s basically an honest and decent bloke who’s not afraid to admit he’s wrong.

  205. dover_beach

    I’ll keep an eye out for it.

  206. Tintarella di Luna

    And in the world of podcasts and videos, one of the biggest political stars is 36-year-old Ben Shapiro — who refused to vote for Trump in 2016. This time around, Shapiro has given Trump an enthusiastic thumbs-up

    I haven’t listened to Ben Shapiro since he made an arse of himself in the interview with Andrew Neill earlier this year but I listened to his analysis of the confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and it was hilarious — he certainly has a way with adjectives and nouns.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    OK, Huck at 6:43.
    The one about the hot-dog stall was funny, but I think trying to get a rise out of a gentleman farmer just because I wear tweed jackets and moleskins is a jolly low blow.
    Not the sort of thing one does to a chap one knows, what.
    Consider the invitation to drinks at the Melbourne Club withdrawn until further notice.
    Pity really.
    I had high hopes for you as my working class Pygmalion project.

  208. feelthebern

    Ben Shapiro.
    Must win debate at all costs.
    Nothing else matter.
    Make me big.

    I’ve put him on the back burner these days.

  209. Bushkid

    notafan
    #3627363, posted on October 21, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    cafe in Moorabbin sick of danoholics

    Just reading a few comments below the story; seems there are still plenty of people, and not just in Vic, under the mesmeric sway of Dictator Dan. Unreal.

  210. dover_beach

    Total Trump votes cast in TX in 2016: 4,685,047
    Total 2020 votes cast in TX as of last night: 4,706,398

    It’s happening!

  211. Huck

    Melbourne Club!!!
    Harrumph!
    The Australian Club is more in keeping with my tastes.

  212. notafan

    KDhuck is Australian Club the one that has keno with toppies?

  213. zyconoclast

    Ben Shapiro is whiny and irritating.

    And even worse, he is an anti-American cuck.

  214. kaysee

    Facebook workers ‘ashamed’ by tech giant’s censorship of Post’s Hunter Files reporting

    What the Facebook insider wanted to impress upon me, however, was how Facebook’s partisan tilt is common knowledge inside the firm.
     
    He had the secret chats to prove it.
     
    Facebook employees who wish to speak freely take to Blind, an anonymous social network for the tech industry, where workers at major firms like Uber, Google, Twitter and the like trade gossip and occasionally blow the whistle on malfeasance.

  215. Nick

    At least neither of you mentioned the RACV club.

  216. OldOzzie

    Nick
    #3627635, posted on October 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    At least neither of you mentioned the RACV club.

    Not particularly exciting.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    Facebook workers ‘ashamed’ by tech giant’s censorship of Post’s Hunter Files reporting

    Facechook’s content regulation manager was a Biden staffer. She previously ran interference on the Ukraine-Biden story last year.

    Facebook ‘Content Regulation Manager’ Anna Makanju Advised Joe Biden on Ukraine (18 Oct)

  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The one about the hot-dog stall was funny, but I think trying to get a rise out of a gentleman farmer just because I wear tweed jackets and moleskins is a jolly low blow.

    No gentleman farmer is completely dressed without an Akubra!

  219. Huck

    Keno & The Australian Club in the same sentence?
    Wash your mouth out Nota!

  220. Dot

    And even worse, he is an anti-American cuck.

    Sure he is. He hates America, loves gun control, permissive society, feminism…

  221. OldOzzie

    October 21, 2020
    Biden, the Democrats, and the [email protected] vote

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/[email protected]_vote.html

    Politics is a strange endeavor. Far too many people choose a party affiliation much the way a fan selects a sports team, then blindly supports that team throughout his or her lifetime. Such is the case with many in the [email protected] community and their unbridled fealty to the Democrat party.

    Many working class [email protected] families from the 1950s until this day were and are staunch supporters of the Democrat party. The reasoning? Most grew up learning about President Truman’s recognition of Israel, Adlai Stevenson’s requited love of the [email protected] state, as well as other pro-Israel Democrats such as Lyndon Johnson, and Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson. To [email protected] of that era, it was a no-brainer to support and endorse the Democrat party. But make no mistake, the ‘Dems’ of today are no longer the party of your parents and grandparents and Joe Biden is certainly no Adlai Stevenson.

    Setting aside a 47-year record of unsurpassed prevarication in the Senate and as vice president in the most anti-Israel administration, Biden by his own words and deeds does not represent either the interests of the United States nor those of the state of Israel.

    In a since-taken-down video campaign ad this past July, Biden stated: “[email protected] voices matter,”….”I will include having [email protected] American voices as part of my administration.” As this two minute and twenty six second political ad nears conclusion, photos of devout anti-Semites, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Linda Sarsour are flashed across the screen to a backdrop of music blaring, “we got the power.”

    Truth be told, as a political hack on steroids. Biden’s political record indicates he is beholden only to himself and whichever Democrat faction holds sway at a particular place in time. Currently it’s composed of the radical left and comprised of outspoken anti-Semites such as the following for which Biden has had no problem accepting endorsements from.

    It makes one wonder, where he was and why he didn’t make such an appearance when the lives, businesses, and synagogues, of his most loyal supporters, people of the [email protected] faith, were torn asunder during the Fairfax, California pogroms this past June?

    For people unfamiliar with Biden’s 47-year sophistic history, this is just, ‘Joe being Joe.’ But with the stakes so high for America and Israel in the upcoming election, it belies comprehension why a preponderance of [email protected] voters would still consider supporting and casting their vote for a man and a party that truly does not represent their interests, when given the choice of one that assiduously does.

  222. zyconoclast

    ZHAO Yongchen
    @DrZhaoyongchen
    In Europe and America, the birth rate of whites has fallen very seriously. Is this the result of the genocide policy pursued by their leaders?

    The Uyghur population in Xinjiang has exploded,but the Chinese govt has been accused of committing genocide by conspirators. Nosense!

  223. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    France closes mosque in crackdown following teacher’s killing
    Grand Mosque of Pantin shared video criticising teacher victim who showed pupils caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

  224. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    it belies comprehension why a preponderance of [email protected] voters would still consider supporting and casting their vote for a man and a party that truly does not represent their interests, when given the choice of one that assiduously does.

    NPCs vote for what they feel the candidate should represent, rather than what they actually do

  225. OldOxxie

    DHS whistleblower Philip Hany was murdered fighting Obama’s ‘new beginning.’ What now?

    In June 2009, then-president Barack Obama gave a celebrated speech in Cairo, calling for a “new beginning” between the United States and [email protected] around the world. Following up on that speech, and under the rubrics of “privacy” and “civil rights, he issued a 2009 directive to the Department of Homeland Security instructing it to scrub its files of intel on persons associated with a groups that were suspected or even known to be terrorist organizations, but which groups were not themselves on an existing watch list. (Under the directive, in other words, the decision to watch-list new suspects became based in part not on current facts or intel, but on a prior bureaucratic designation.)

    As then–DHS agent, Philip Haney, later described the significance of the directive in the opening pages his book, See Something, Say Nothing:

    I was ordered to remove information from more than eight hundred records concerning individuals associated with [email protected] Brotherhood front groups in the United States who had proven links to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas. The links had been verified in federal court in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror-financing trial in US history.

    Haney also contended (at pages 18, 80–1) that, but for such directives, the San Bernardino shootings and the Christmas attempt to blow up a Northwest airliner may have been prevented.

    In that same year, Haney, in the role of “whistleblower,” testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about such Obama administration directives. Haney was repeatedly warned by DHS colleagues to “watch his back.”

    A year prior to his Senate appearance, Haney’s wife Francesca was diagnosed with cancer, and Haney retired to care for her. Francesca died in June 2019. In 2020, Haney planned to remarry, and also to return to the DHS. He also planned to publish, in the spring, a follow-up book to his first. Haney did none of these things, for, on Feb. 21, he was murdered in a park-and-ride parking lot.

    By whom? Because of his prior book and his Senate testimony; because he had been an outstanding, if not irreplaceable DHS agent; and because he was planning to publish a second book, the most likely suspects by far — those with the clearest and strongest motive, and those for whom such a murder would hardly be out of character, would be [email protected] terrorists.

    Aside from that, according to congressmen Haney was in contact with, Haney always carried a USB thumb drive containing “sensitive government information about [email protected] extremists and national security” around his neck. Subsequent to his murder, no such thumb drive on him was found. Assuming they were aware of the contents of the drive, only violent [email protected] would have an interest in it.

  226. OldOzzie

    Here’s Hunter Biden Computer Repair Receipt…That’s How Much It Took to Cause Joe All of This 2020 Heartburn

    Okay, so Hunter Biden is a disgraced screw-up who got rich off his daddy’s name and would be a dead broke loser if it weren’t for his father. I mean, I guess you could argue that he still a total loser, albeit one with money. Whatever the key fact here is that his laptop has unearthed the dirty deeds. You all know the story here, folks. There’s a reason Joe Biden got all huffy when asked about Hunter. One, he knew his son is a screw-up. Second, his son is a screw-up who knows where all the bodies are buried. Not good for someone who is snorting cocaine like it’s going out of style. The security of the family secrets was very tenuous, and this “laptop from hell” development is evidence of that. Joe Biden’s 2020 ambitions got stained because his son forgot to pay the $85 fee for the repairs. That’s the cost of this fiasco engulfing the Biden camp. It took less than $100 and a bad memory for Joe Biden’s veneer of a working-class hero from Scranton to be shattered irreparably.

  227. Test: for posperity, shall the current banner image still be viewable in the future?

  228. Oh come on

    Total Trump votes cast in TX in 2016: 4,685,047
    Total 2020 votes cast in TX as of last night: 4,706,398

    Yeah Texas is definitely turning purple next cycle. Every damn election we hear this crap.

  229. Delta A

    I think trying to get a rise out of a gentleman farmer just because I wear tweed jackets and moleskins is a jolly low blow.

    No gentleman farmer is completely dressed without an Akubra!

    No.

    The Akubra is for farmers who have to toil outside to earn a living.

    The true Gentleman Farmer can afford to recline in his Chesterfield, port in hand and patches on elbows, while some other mug does all the work.

  230. Gab

    Dan wants ankle bracelets, presumably to be monitored by private security

    Yes and when he said this, he waived it off with ”other countries are doing it”. Like that makes it all okay then.

  231. OldOzzie

    Trend: Sweet Results From Another PA Bakery’s Presidential Cookie Poll

    The updated results of the cookie poll were posted on the bakery’s Twitter account yesterday. The sales of Trump cookies are still well ahead of Biden cookies.

    Updates Cookie Poll Results! 🍪

    Oakmont Bakery has no political opinion. We have been making presidential election cookies for 20+ years. The cookie poll is a fun way of encouraging our customers to enjoy the season. Our intention is never to offend anyone or cause division.

    Trump 6241
    Hiden Biden 1610

    Trump is the winner in other poll sales in bakeries across the country. Some bakeries are selling cookies, others sell cupcakes.

    Hanisch Bakery
    @HanischBakery
    Cookie and Cupcake Polls from around the United States!! @oakmontbakery in Penn, @cakeguru in Wisc, @hanischbakery in Minn, @paisanosbakery in Florida, @uncle_mikes in Wisc, @lochelsbakery in Penn, @buskenbakery in Ohio, @chocolateintheoven in Jersey. @realDonaldTrump is leading

  232. vlad

    Dan also – I’m not making this up – wants the bracelets to provide real-time monitoring of health data.

    And you can see him in the video getting excited at the thought of them.

    The countries that are doing bracelets are shitholes, not western liberal democracies.

  233. OldOzzie

    Antifa Man Who Hit Seattle Officer With A Metal Bat Said He Wanted To ‘Slit Every SPD Throat’

    Yesterday Seattle PD announced the arrest of 19-year-old Jacob Greenberg in connection with multiple incidents of violence that took place at protests. The best known of these was his use of a metal bat to strike an SPD officer in the back of the head. Fortunately, the officer was wearing a helmet which probably saved his life. The helmet was cracked by the impact from the bat.

    As Ed pointed out when this happened last month, the anti-police individual who filmed the attack deleted their own video after Antifa complained it could be used to identify the people involved. Unfortunately for Greenberg, the video had already been copied by others. Using the clip police were able to tie him to multiple other crimes including throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police precinct on Sep. 1 and setting fire to dumpsters on Sep. 26.

    On Sep. 27, a search warrant was served at the home where he lives with his parents, one of whom is a former Democratic State Representative. Police found two bats including a metal bat that matched the one used in the attack on the police officer. Police also got access to Greenberg’s texts which revealed he had been celebrating the attack with friends:

  234. Ed Case

    Joe is the screw up, it’s not Hunter’s fault you can’t choose your parents.
    Wasn’t Joe’s old man also a screw up?
    The evidence isn’t all in yet, but it’s a strong possibility.
    Which means it’s not even Joe’s fault that he’s a screw up.

  235. Roger

    The countries that are doing bracelets are shitholes, not western liberal democracies.

    It sems WA was the first jurisidction in Australia to do so.

  236. Dot

    Shorter Ed:

    Come on man! You ain’t black! It’s King George’s fault!

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