Open Forum: November 21, 2020

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  1. Rossini

    Hanging around like a bad smell

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Podium, indeed!

  3. Bruce in WA

    Pleasantly tired. Went rabbit shooting today on a friend’s property in Brookton.

  4. Rockdoctor

    From another thread, wow if true WTF. Really WTF.

    Mike Kaiser, who was drummed out of parliament for electoral fraud, has been appointed as Director general of the Dept of Resources by the Qld ALP government. This guy should be nowhere any government job.

    Really Crisifulli you need to go after this and more.

  5. Really Crisifulli you need to go after this and more.

    Crisifulli will attack this with all the vigour & incisiveness we’ve come to expect from the Qld LNP.

  6. Dave in Marybrook

    Them bunnies flooded out of their burrows Bruce?
    Effing wet here. Rolling haybales around the paddock to keep the bases from sitting wet… I might get some in a shed by the eve of the feast of St Stephen by the way this summer is looking.

  7. Oh come on

    Just started watching the fourth season of The Crown. Gillian Anderson not a great Thatcher so far – hammy. And they overdid the hair. Yes, Thatcher had big hair. It wasn’t a cliff face, however.

  8. Mark from Melbourne

    Well, just made a dill of myself on the old (dead) fred, so at least I managed to get a first 18 start in this one!

  9. BrettW

    Things seem fairly quiet. Have a real go ! I am off to check out Powerline.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Still not goddamned raining.

    I thought going to the pub for a couple of hours would fix it, but apparently not.

  11. maree

    In the weekend Oz (paywalled) it seems the Brereton inquiry is encouraging lower ranked SAS to inform on higher ranks with a suggestion of immunity from prosecution, in effect encouraging them to be dogs. That is a way to kill off an effective fighting force. Read it if you can.

  12. BrettW

    Maree, only 20% of Special Forces now have actually served in Afghanistan which indicates a huge number have left the units since pulled out in 2016.

  13. maree

    Interesting, BrettW, we have family members who were on high rotation in the early 20-teens, These people are being scapegoated as were my husband and his mates after Vietnam.

  14. Zyconoclast

    Went rabbit shooting today on a friend’s property …

  15. Mark A

    Thanks Tom.

    Varvel, how wrong the pilgrims were eh?

  16. win

    Thanks Tom. Some real goodies but its a toss up between Ramirez and the Bin Laden Dorsey.

  17. win

    Mike Kaiser would of course have a job with Qld Labor. This is what they do.Never waste experience.

  18. Tom

    Varvel, how wrong the pilgrims were eh?

    Gary Varvel is in my top three American cartoonists (with Michael Ramirez and Lisa Benson).

    I love his Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey – the trailer trash of American capitalism, both sociopaths whose only talent is writing HTML code.

  19. Herodotus

    The beeb spent five minutes denouncing sweaty Guiliani (no mention of Powell) and saying they’d fact checked this whole election fraud nonsense and found it untrue.

  20. Herodotus

    If only there was a timeline (a very short one) for when you get the boot, you mental case.

  21. Crossie

    Tom
    #3666267, posted on November 21, 2020 at 5:15 am
    Varvel, how wrong the pilgrims were eh?

    Gary Varvel is in my top three American cartoonists (with Michael Ramirez and Lisa Benson).

    I love his Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey – the trailer trash of American capitalism, both sociopaths whose only talent is writing HTML code.

    Thanks Tom for the toons each morning, a great way to start the day.

    As for Zuckerberg and Dorsey, they do have another talent – despotism.

  22. Herodotus

    The Crown is written by people who basically hate the royal family, and it went downhill fast after series 2.

  23. Crossie

    Herodotus
    #3666270, posted on November 21, 2020 at 6:05 am
    The beeb spent five minutes denouncing sweaty Guiliani (no mention of Powell) and saying they’d fact checked this whole election fraud nonsense and found it untrue.

    Did they actually state which claims were untrue and what was the actual truth? Or did they just make a pronouncement that his charges were untrue?

  24. pbw

    From Church Militant: Michael Voris interviews Patrick Colbeck, former Michigan state senator and certified poll watcher.

  25. calli

    Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey – the trailer trash of American capitalism

    Perfect.

  26. Herodotus

    They mentioned each of the dodgy ballot accusations, but for instance said the dead people voting were usually sons with the same name as deceased dad. Stuff like that. No problems with access for observers. Dominion deny any wrongdoing so case closed.
    Meanwhile, veteran gamblers noticed that the fix was in on election night. Read about it at American Thinker.
    link

  27. For those gentle souls who don’t know what “awakie” means.
    You should read Cav’s story.
    He was inspired by my memoir, so wrote his on line.
    It’s AFAF.

  28. Eyrie

    Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey – the trailer trash of American capitalism

    Perfect.
    +1

  29. miltonf

    The BBC is almost worse than the ABC with their plummy I-got-a-first accents. Gave up on them after a silly ‘documentary’ about the y2k bug.

  30. Mater

    1735099
    #3665547, posted on November 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm
    OK – I’ll rephrase.
    During my service in Vietnam my unit did not shoot prisoners.
    Amongst other incidents, on a TAOR we encountered a group (about 20) woodcutters in a no go area north of the task force base…We kept them shaded, hydrated, and shared what meagre rations we carried. You didn’t carry much on a TAOR. There were women and children amongst them. This was fairly routine stuff.

    Bob, you didn’t answer me yesterday when I asked if you actually know what a TAOR is?
    I notice you’ve used it many times on this blog, in a context which make no sense, including:

    1735099
    #3377716, posted on March 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm
    Funny thing about the few days back at the Dat was that I spent some of the time doing a TAOR, so in the washup I was outside the wire for about the same time as everyone else in the platoon.

    1735099
    #3660249, posted on November 15, 2020 at 6:02 pm
    I had only one UD the whole tour, after returning from a TAOR.

    What do you actually think it is an an acronym for?

    Tactical Advance Offering Rations?
    Time for Advocates to Observe Refugees?
    Taking Advantage Of Recruits?

    It’s all very well to throw around military terms that you heard, whilst reloading the reels on the projector, in an effort to portray special knowledge. However, it’s wise to at least look them up, understand what they mean, and use them in the correct context…lest you look like a know-nothing Goose.

    It stands for Tactical Area Of Responsibility. As the name implies, it represents* an allocated piece of ground, not some sort of special patrol, which you so obviously believe.

    I do hope you didn’t use this word in your ‘memoirs’.

    * Yes, yes. Words mean what you want them to believe. I can’t deal with ambiguity. Blah, blah, blah. Unfortunately, the military invented this acronym, so it’s NOT ambiguous and you can’t corrupt it to win an argument.

  31. Ed Case

    Varvel not historically correct.
    The Pilgrims were wowsers whose penchant for public busybodying led Good King Jimmy to advise them to sling their hook before they caught on fire.
    So, America has PC origins, and those people’s ideological if not actual descendants are still calling the shots 400 years later.

  32. Mater

    For those gentle souls who don’t know what “awakie” means.
    You should read Cav’s story.
    He was inspired by my memoir, so wrote his on line.
    It’s AFAF.

    It was also commonly used in the movie “Platoon”, so I guess you wrote that, too!
    Oliver Stone will be surprised.

  33. Herodotus

    No smoke without fire, and the stories about those dodgy batches of all-biden votes keep coming. This from a Michigan computer expert, via sworn statement.
    link

  34. The Smithsonian is sending out emails –

    Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and all other Smithsonian museums will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, November 23. The Museum in DC had not yet reopened and remains closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time.

  35. Bob, you didn’t answer me yesterday when I asked if you actually know what a TAOR is?

    Didn’t need to.
    I knew you would, at some stage, impress everybody with your in-depth knowledge of matters that nobody else is allowed to mention.
    I was right…

  36. miltonf

    American voters have handed Joe Biden the White House over Donald Trump, but they’ve also been careful not to allow the next president any paths to extremism, writes Tim Blair.

    Yeah sure. To think that I was gonna subscribe to his blog once. Glad i didn’t.

  37. Ed Case

    Brisbane City Council Kerbside Collection service also postponed until July 2022.
    Something about Budget..mumble mumble…Covid..mumble…

  38. Mater

    Didn’t need to.
    I knew you would, at some stage, impress everybody with your in-depth knowledge of matters that nobody else is allowed to mention.
    I was right…

    Not at all, Bob. Throw the term around all you want (you haven’t needed my permission up until now).
    Perhaps understand what you are saying, before you do.

    Just offering friendly advice so you don’t look like a pretender. Wouldn’t want someone wrongfully offering you up to ANZMI based solely on the fact that you didn’t have a fucking clue what you were talking about.

    BTW. Counting paces is not classed as ‘navigation’.

  39. miltonf

    Funny that Krudd doesn’t like the Murdochs any more seeing that they endorsed him in 07 and their flagship rag made him Australian of the year. Very ungrateful.

  40. Just offering friendly advice so you don’t look like a pretender. Wouldn’t want someone wrongfully offering you up to ANZMI based solely on the fact that you didn’t have a fucking clue what you were talking about.

    Oh dear – now he’s all upset and making threats.
    Go for it – report me to ANZMI.
    Would be fun to watch….

  41. calli

    Herodotus
    #3666278, posted on November 21, 2020 at 6:19 am

    I think it was our Armadillo who started getting antsy about the betting markets and calling out the fix on election night.

    They did it boldly and in plain sight, thinking no one would notice? Or so confident in their crooked protection that it just didn’t matter.

  42. Mater

    Oh dear – now he’s all upset and making threats.
    Go for it – report me to ANZMI.
    Would be fun to watch….

    Did you miss the word “wrongfully”?

    Was it your finger on the trigger when you had your UD, or some other mug in Admin Coy?

  43. Mater

    Oh dear – now he’s all upset and making threats.
    Go for it – report me to ANZMI.
    Would be fun to watch….

    BTW Bob.
    I uncovered your many lies about your fathers service. You think I don’t know about you?
    Dill.

  44. miltonf

    Or so confident in their crooked protection that it just didn’t matter.

    I would say that is the case. Why else would they run such a repulsive old crook? It’s another way of the east/west coast establishment giving the finger to everyman.

  45. Shy Ted

    If anyone needs a mask it’s herhimtheyzeugly. Lying is no biggie to these psychopaths.

  46. Shy Ted

    Been waiting all week for the drunk girls.

  47. You think I don’t know about you?

    The old “I know something you don’t know” heard in the year three playground.
    Come on – post everything you “know” here.
    You could start with shoe size, vital statistics, CV, eye colour.
    And what you don’t know – you can make up.
    Everybody else does, and a lot of it is amusing.
    You take yourself far too seriously to be amusing – dead boring perhaps…

  48. miltonf

    If anyone needs a mask it’s herhimtheyzeugly. Lying is no biggie to these psychopaths.

    Perverted and in-your-face.

  49. Mater

    Come on – post everything you “know” here.

    I’ll post the only thing is really important to know, when dealing with you and your ‘service’:

    This meant that I would live behind the wire in a tent, and would not be spending the rest of my tour (about six months) tromping through the jungle. I had made some great mates in B Company, and felt some guilt at moving into the relative safety of Admin Company, but in the end was relieved at the less dangerous posting. It sat well with my major goal of getting home in one piece.

  50. miltonf

    The Crown is written by people who basically hate the royal family, and it went downhill fast after series 2.

    Not much to like about the royals. The Queen and her parents were outliers.

  51. 1735099

    It sat well with my major goal of getting home in one piece.

    Which was the major goal of everybody else serving in the country at the time.
    Honesty is not appreciated by the keyboard warriors who post here.
    By the way, are you going to correct the bitter old twit who pops up from time to time claiming I spent only six weeks outside the wire?
    Seeing you’re such a stickler for the truth, it’s strange how you let that lie pass.

  52. Shy Ted

    And there was me thinking it stood for Towel-folding And Oven-cleaning Rota.

  53. Shy Ted

    Welcome to the blog, Mrs Whittaker.

  54. Mater

    By the way, are you going to correct the bitter old twit who pops up from time to time claiming I spent only six weeks outside the wire?
    Seeing you’re such a stickler for the truth, it’s strange how you let that lie pass.

    I’m not here to do your job for you. God helps those who help themselves. I’m not your father!
    List the dates that you walked the jungle. Be precise. Who could argue with that?

    Be a man, and stand up for yourself!

  55. List the dates that you walked the jungle.

    It’s in the book.
    You quote it extensively, so you are obviously aware of the detail.
    Be precise…

  56. calli

    For Cat’s consumption and cogitation:

    Dr Keith Sutor, Seven Sunrise, just claimed that the 2000 election dispute between Bush and Gore made the US vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks.

    No mention of hair dye, though. Small mercies.

  57. miltonf

    Legacy media are the media wing of the demonrats and the demonrats are the political wing of the legacy media.

  58. Mater

    Which was the major goal of everybody else serving in the country at the time.

    This is sort of true.
    Getting home in one piece is ‘a’ goal of any servicemen, but not “the major goal”.
    It comes second only to not letting your mates down (except with a minority of gutless fuckbags who shouldn’t be there in the first place).

  59. miltonf

    TV is an abomination- morning/daytime TV is even worse.

  60. calli

    All good, milton. I’m armour plated and self controlled. If it all gets too much, there’s always the “off” switch and a bit of Vivaldi or Purcell to cool the rage.

    The big flatscreen cost too much to peg something at it.

  61. It comes second only to not letting your mates down (except with a minority of gutless fuckbags who shouldn’t be there in the first place).

    That’s apparently not what the Australian voters thought.
    For a time, many of them thought that it was quite OK to send one in twelve fit twenty years olds to fight in a war of insurgency in peacetime on foreign soil, whilst the other eleven continued to live their comfortable lives without disturbance. It seems that the noble mateship tradition was somehow conveniently forgotten at the time.
    Tell me, would you describe this behavior as “letting your mates down”?
    Why weren’t the other eleven volunteering to fight communism?

  62. miltonf

    All good, milton. I’m armour plated and self controlled. If it all gets too much, there’s always the “off” switch and a bit of Vivaldi or Purcell to cool the rage.

    The big flatscreen cost too much to peg something at it.

    Ha ha- I used to throw a magazine at my old CRT TV.

  63. H B Bear

    OK. Who mentioned the war?

  64. Cassie of Sydney

    Good morning racist.

  65. miltonf

    The thing with TV- why pollute your home, your private space, with muck some programmer decides to throw at you. The last time I watched the ABC was when Abbott was still opposition leader and deveny told everyone all she’d had an abortion. “take your rosaries off my ovaries”.

  66. Cassie of Sydney

    “Dettol Donny, Covid deaths, Jooos, Vietnam. What was that line the racist wrote the other day…ah yes….

    You can’t reason with obsession – or maybe Tourette’s….”

    Carry on racist.

  67. lotocoti

    Anyone else wondering why our friend has a hard on for the perpetual war candidate, rather than the disruptor trying to bring the boys home?

  68. Cassie of Sydney

    “lotocoti
    #3666340, posted on November 21, 2020 at 7:55 am
    Anyone else wondering why our friend has a hard on for the perpetual war candidate, rather than the disruptor trying to bring the boys home?”

    The racist defies logic.

  69. miltonf

    Anyone else wondering why our friend has a hard on for the perpetual war candidate, rather than the disruptor trying to bring the boys home?

    Yes.

  70. miltonf

    Trump is an approved media hate figure. Consider also Gina Rhinehart, Tony Abbott and Cubby Station. Clive Palmer was at first.

  71. Indolent

    Sorry, I promised never to post cute things ever again but this is just too cute.

    What a way to start the day. Thank you.

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf”
    #3666345, posted on November 21, 2020 at 8:01 am
    Trump is an approved media hate figure. Consider also Gina Rhinehart, Tony Abbott and Cubby Station. Clive Palmer was at first.”

    Yep, I would also add….

    Izzy Folau
    Margaret Court
    Craig Kelly
    Pauline Hanson
    Cory Bernardi
    Bettina Arndt
    Barnaby Joyce

    There are others.

  73. one old bruce

    I see the Grollo empire is shaky. I spent 2 weeks with Grollo snr mid 1970s on a Transcendental Meditation retreat in Blackheath (as I’ve said – family doctor recommended ‘lots of meditation’ for what is now diagnosed as hereditary dystonia – relaxation helps but is not a cure, contra 1970s thinking – see Deep Sleep Therapy…).

    Very nice guy, easy to talk to, just one of the gang and always cheerful. TMers liked him a lot, while they eventually labelled me ‘difficult’ because I asked too many questions.

  74. one old bruce

    PS I do not recommend TM at all. Just go to a professional therapist if you need help relaxing.

  75. Mater

    Bob,
    Following the doctrinal approach, laid out by the Army Training System, I’m going to run a test of objectives to see if this morning’s lesson has permeated your thick skull.

    What does ‘TAOR’ stand for and how should it be used in a sentence?

  76. Boambee John

    1735099
    #3666288, posted on November 21, 2020 at 6:33 am
    Bob, you didn’t answer me yesterday when I asked if you actually know what a TAOR is?

    Didn’t need to.
    I knew you would, at some stage, impress everybody with your in-depth knowledge of matters that nobody else is allowed to mention.
    I was right…

    So, the bin chicken didn’t actually know, and is now squirming to cover up his silliness (it’s too featherweight to be called stupidity).

  77. lotocoti

    Have we reached peak absurdity yet?
    Granny killer, Chris Cuomo to receive the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the Covid19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world.

  78. Mater

    For a time, many of them thought that it was quite OK to send one in twelve fit twenty years olds to fight in a war of insurgency in peacetime on foreign soil, whilst the other eleven continued to live their comfortable lives without disturbance. It seems that the noble mateship tradition was somehow conveniently forgotten at the time.

    1735099
    #3635343, posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:26 am
    Conscription is sometimes a necessary evil.

  79. Our favourite teenage warrior, Kyle Rittenhouse, has been released from prison!
    On bail.

  80. Albatross

    1735099
    #3666329, posted on November 21, 2020 at 7:41 am
    It comes second only to not letting your mates down (except with a minority of gutless fuckbags who shouldn’t be there in the first place).

    That’s apparently not what the Australian voters thought.

  81. P

    Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon after his attorneys posted $2 million bail

  82. miltonf

    Anyone else wondering why our friend has a hard on for the perpetual war candidate, rather than the disruptor trying to bring the boys home?

    This is an interesting one- almost like the hand wringing about the military-industrial complex was just theatre to achieve far more sinister outcomes. What are these desired outcomes? Possibly destruction of the Bourgeoisie. After all, Marx did call for their elimination. In Australia this plays as hatred of McMansions or ‘bogans shouldn’t have nice things’. Remember that former Sinodinous staffer who used to post here?

  83. Entropy

    This seems a practical approach to defence to me. Easily produced, we could roll out multiples of them compared with bushmasters. Probably not instead of, but awesome for volume transportation to get troops where needed
    The SVI Max 3, a bullet proof 79 series landcruiser.

  84. P

    Lin Wood
    @LLinWood
    · 25m
    KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL.

    God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail.

    Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMikeLindell for putting us over the top.

    Kyle is SAFE.

  85. Entropy

    lotocoti
    #3666340, posted on November 21, 2020 at 7:55 am
    Anyone else wondering why our friend has a hard on for the perpetual war candidate, rather than the disruptor trying to bring the boys home?”

    That is like asking why people support Collingwood.

  86. one old bruce

    BTW, if you’re wondering what brought the Maharishi to the west and started ‘TM’, no it was not the boomers, certainly not hippies who Maharishi hated (He made his ‘teachers’ dress like Mormons).

    It was an American businessman named Charles Lutes born 1912 in Scotsdale Arizona who started the whole thing.

    And it’s now run by a Harvard Physics PhD named John Hagelin:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hagelin

    Trust the scientists they say. Not me, not after going down *that* rabbit hole.

  87. lotocoti

    Our favourite teenage warrior, Kyle Rittenhouse, has been released from prison!
    On bail.

    Meanwhile, the runner up in the 2020 Kenosha Quickdraw Competition is still smarting.

  88. Boambee John

    Entropy
    #3666373, posted on November 21, 2020 at 8:43 am
    This seems a practical approach to defence to me. Easily produced, we could roll out multiples of them compared with bushmasters. Probably not instead of, but awesome for volume transportation to get troops where needed
    The SVI Max 3, a bullet proof 79 series landcruiser.

    I think it was David Kilcullen in one of his books who described Somali swarm tactics using “technicals’, 4WD vehicles with a mounted machine gun. Their big weakness seemed to be vulnerability to small arms fire, which these rectify at least partially.

  89. miltonf

    American voters have handed Joe Biden the White House over Donald Trump, but they’ve also been careful not to allow the next president any paths to extremism, writes Tim Blair.

    Does Blair really believe this? I thought he was one of the smarter Aussie journos. Maybe word has gone down from on high.

  90. Cassie of Sydney

    “Possibly destruction of the Bourgeoisie. After all, Marx did call for their elimination.”

    That always makes me laugh…because Marx himself was very “Bourgeois”…so I guess he invented self-loathing or at least he gave it some political legitimacy. You see this today with the white BLM and Antifa activists, almost of all whom come from middle to upper class “bourgeois” homes, you see it here in the Greens and the Labor far-left…almost all of whom come from middle to upper class bourgeois backgrounds in our capital cities. David Shoebridge, leader of the Greens here in NSW, lives in a multimillion-dollar home in Woollahra. I suspect that there aren’t many children of Hunter coal miners in the NSW Greens.

    I remember Tim Blair posting a very amusing column almost three years ago about a group of anti-Adani activists who chained themselves to the Aurizon-owned railway to Abbot Point in QLD….needless to say these activists weren’t locals…in fact they were privileged elites from our nation’s cities….males and females who had grown up in very bourgeois homes in the privileged suburbs of our capital cities and almost all privately educated. Which is why Tim amusingly called the column…”Nathan, Lilli, Anna and Gareth fined but not convicted. One has to laugh…except it isn’t a laughing matter because these privileged elites delight in stopping jobs for blue collar workers.

  91. Albatross

    P
    #3666374, posted on November 21, 2020 at 8:43 am
    Lin Wood
    @LLinWood
    · 25m
    KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL.

    God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail.

    May GofFundMe rot in hell.

  92. H B Bear

    Perhaps the media might like to cover the outcome of the last great army pile-on – the Jedi council.

  93. Suburban Boy

    SA pizza boy now joins Witness J as the people whose identity everybody wants to know.

    Where is Wikileaks when you need it?

  94. Ed Case

    In other news, Danish PM faces calls to resign over “illegal” Mink cull[Fin Review 20/11].
    The story is the scientists have found a Covid-19 “mutation” in Danish Minks that could threaten the efficacy of The Vaccine, so the Ag Minister ordered a cull of the country’s 17 million farmed Minks.
    Hasn’t gone into effect yet, the farmers can start Minking from scratch again in 2022.
    Could Our Chief Scientists find a similar reason to cull the National Cattle herd?
    Don’t put anything past these fakirs.

  95. Cassie of Sydney

    “May GofFundMe rot in hell.”

    I decided that last year…when they took down Izzy’s page. It is run by progressive activists for progressive activists.

    Izzy, of course, had the last laugh….as he always does.

  96. rickw

    May GofFundMe rot in hell.

    A lot of tech CEO’s need to be dragged out on the street and dealt with.

  97. miltonf

    Speaking of Woollahra Cassie, it amuses me when catch the train to Bondi Junction, you pass the site of Woollahra station which was never built as riff raff was to be discouraged.

    The proposed site of the station currently exists as a cutting off Edgecliff Road. Had this station been completed, it would have been the only above-ground station on the line. Opposition from local residents and costs associated with the construction of the Eastern Suburbs railway prevented the station from being opened.

  98. rickw

    SA pizza boy now joins Witness J as the people whose identity everybody wants to know.

    Pizza Boy is the SA Idiocracy’s saviour.

    Their excuse for going full retard.

  99. rickw

    Don’t put anything past these fakirs.

    Ed makes sense. The Idiocracy will take any and all opportunities to destroy any form of independence.

  100. rickw

    Strip Clubs open, Churches closed.

  101. miltonf

    these activists weren’t locals…in fact they were privileged elites from our nation’s cities….males and females who had grown up in very bourgeois homes in the privileged suburbs of our capital cities and almost all privately educated.

    Yes this is fascinating. It’s hatred of the working classes dressed up as ‘concern for the environment’. I even hesitate to use the term ‘working class’. Shouldn’t we all be workers? Mothers, engineers, electricians, doctors, plumbers?

  102. Nick

    SA pizza boy now joins Witness J as the people whose identity everybody wants to know.

    What’s funnier is student from the sub continent does security and cash in hand work to avoid visa issues and the response is ‘nothing to see here let’s move along’.

  103. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3666397, posted on November 21, 2020 at 9:24 am
    Speaking of Woollahra Cassie, it amuses me when catch the train to Bondi Junction, you pass the site of Woollahra station which was never built as riff raff was to be discouraged.”

    Yep…that’s right.

  104. H B Bear

    Strip Clubs open, Churches closed.

    KRuddy’s dilemma.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The SVI Max 3, a bullet proof 79 series landcruiser.

    Never catch on in Australia – purchasing junkets to Johannesburg and Pretoria don’t have the same cachet as to Paris.

  106. Frank

    Meanwhile, the runner up in the 2020 Kenosha Quickdraw Competition is still smarting.

    That one wins it for the day.

  107. Rockdoctor

    Wow just watched that Ricardo Bosi vid on the US election thread. He just slayed the entire top echelons of General staff.

  108. Leigh Lowe

    What’s funnier is student from the sub continent does security and cash in hand work to avoid visa issues and the response is ‘nothing to see here let’s move along’.

    So funny watching the Police Commissioner’s hissy fit on Thursday … defending Typhoid Tariq’s right to work two jobs whilst shutting everyone else’s job down.
    He so desperately wanted to “call out racism” but couldn’t, because it would just confirm the suspicions people already had.

  109. notafan

    I may have triggered a blue tick on twitter over the security guard in Adelaide story.

    Maybe the presence of so many faux International students is driving the cash in hand industry.

    Not just mean old employers paying low wages.

  110. Cassie of Sydney

    “What’s funnier is student from the sub continent does security and cash in hand work to avoid visa issues and the response is ‘nothing to see here let’s move along’.”

    But of course.

  111. Nick

    Lol Leigh. Even better was the wan ‘there’s nothing we can do’

  112. H B Bear

    What’s funnier is student What’s funnier is student from the sub continent does security and cash in hand work to avoid visa issues and the response is ‘nothing to see here let’s move along’.

    Nothing could better capture how fucked the former Commonwealth of Australia presently is : Third World Ponzi immigrant, faceless public health bureaucrat and pissant provincial politician.

    I’ll have a Supreme, no anchovies thanks.

  113. notafan

    An international student doing security then working as an uber driver while supposedly in quarantine was an issue in Melbourne too iirc.

    Still around half a million international students in Australia during pandemic.

    If only there were some enforcable rules about international students having sufficient funds to support themselves for the entirety of their degrees in Australia.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    SA Commish Stevens is a holdover from the old ALP regime.
    It shows.

  115. Nick

    Yes this is fascinating. It’s hatred of the working classes dressed up as ‘concern for the environment’. I even hesitate to use the term ‘working class’. Shouldn’t we all be workers? Mothers, engineers, electricians, doctors, plumbers?

    Example 1: let’s not build an underground railway to Bondi as it will bring hogans in from the West.
    Example 2: let’s preserve the rotting eyesore that’s the White Bay Power Station. How dare they develop it! Let’s keep our borders open though. Those sorts can live elsewhere.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australian war crimes inquiry findings cast shadow over Ben Roberts-Smith’s honours

    Debate is raging on how to manage the possible revocation of military honours – including from Australia’s most decorated living soldier Ben Roberts-Smith.
    Ellen Whinnett and Charles Miranda
    November 21, 2020 – 6:00AM
    News Corp Australia Network

    Pressure is mounting in Canberra over the future of war hero Ben Roberts-Smith’s military honours, with concerns that his Victoria Cross – Australia’s highest military honour – may have to be revoked.

    Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell has confirmed he will review valour, gallantry and bravery awards, following a shocking report from the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force which alleges 25 Australian Special Forces soldiers were involved in murdering 39 people in Afghanistan.

    The inquiry chief, Justice Paul Brereton, recommended reviews of individual awards, along with removal of group citations, as he referred 19 Special Forces soldiers to police. None were publicly identified.

    Mr Roberts-Smith, 42, has publicly confirmed he was under investigation by the IGADF, and that he had been referred to the Australian Federal Police for investigation in 2018. He has strongly and repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in Afghanistan.

    As the holder of a Victoria Cross, the Medal for Gallantry and other awards, Mr Robert-Smith is Australia’s most decorated living soldier. He was invested with the honour in 2011 after he displayed “most conspicuous gallantry in action of great peril” during a helicopter assault in Afghanistan in June 2010.

    But there are now active discussions underway in Canberra political and military circles into how to manage the potential revocation of individual awards.

    Two sources told News Corp that Mr Roberts-Smith may face revocation, and that such a move would be unprecedented.

    The last Victoria Cross was revoked in 1908, and there have been no revocations since King George V made clear in July 1920 that the Sovereign’s wish was that they should not be revoked.

    Good luck with recruiting for Special Air Service and Commando’s after that one, you bunch of fvcking clowns.

  117. Nick

    If only there were some enforcable rules about international students having sufficient funds to support themselves for the entirety of their degrees in Australia.

    Yet if one of these students make a snake out of empty beer cups at the football or make a snide comment about transvestism, then woe betide them!

  118. H B Bear

    If only there were some enforcable rules about international students having sufficient funds to support themselves for the entirety of their degrees in Australia.

    What? And defeat the whole purpose?

  119. Makka

    If only there were some enforcable rules about international students having sufficient funds to support themselves for the entirety of their degrees in Australia.

    But that would severely upset the very well connected former politicians and elite ex-PS parasites currently glommed onto the Uni cash cow scam. After all, even the RBA drongos believe Indian and Chinese “students” and assorted Asian “skilled” immigrants are the only thing that can save us from a negative GDP number.

  120. miltonf

    Someone here once called John Howard our worst PM ever or words to that effect. Maybe he was right.

  121. Leigh Lowe

    Good moaning,
    .
    [That is more than enough sneering and scoffing from you LL – Sinc]

  122. miltonf

    Of course this persecution of returned soldiers is a copy of what has been done in Britain.

  123. miltonf

    A few trips to the yookay for some canbra parasites?

  124. miltonf

    Business class ofcourse.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    miltonf

    #3666434, posted on November 21, 2020 at 10:08 am

    A few trips to the yookay for some canbra parasites?

    miltonf

    #3666435, posted on November 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Business class ofcourse.

    With two weeks paid quarantine in luxury digs at both ends.

  126. miltonf

    yep. Canbra- probably Menzies and Australia’s biggest mistake.

  127. rickw

    Weekly dose of gunsmithing!

  128. Steve trickler

    It’s fvcking expensive to travel in WA. This series has exposed that.

    Moving on….👍



  129. Makka

    Howard,

    This is what they mean by One World Govt. You become a serf;

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry attended a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum during which he asserted that a great reset was urgently needed to stop the rise of populism.

    Kerry vowed that under a Biden administration, America would rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement but that this was “not enough.”

    “The notion of a reset is more important than ever before,” Kerry said. “I personally believe … we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.”

    The former Senator made it clear that this “reset,” which is merely a re-branding of the same new world order that has faced stiff resistance for the past two decades, is necessary to extinguish populism.

    “I think Europe has to look at that with Brexit and the rising national populism — nationalistic populism,” said Kerry. “Which is really one of the priorities that we all have to address. You can’t dismiss it.”

    Speaking about how Trump increased his vote in 2020, Kerry noted, “What astounds me is that as many people still voted for the level of chaos and breach of law and order and breaking the standards and … I think that, the underlying reason for that is something that everybody has to examine.”

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also welcomed the prospect of Biden as a “friend in the White House” to the globalists and said the two entities would work on “a new rulebook for the digital economy and the digital society.”

    “The need for global cooperation and this acceleration of change will both be drivers of the Great Reset. And I see this as an unprecedented opportunity,” said von der Leyen.

    As we have exhaustively documented, “The Great Reset” is merely the latest incarnation of the agenda to centralize power into the hands of a tiny elite, disenfranchising Americans, lowering their living standards and forcing them to submit to a social credit score system that will eliminate all privacy and personal autonomy.

  130. rickw

    Maybe the presence of so many faux International students is driving the cash in hand industry.

    Not just mean old employers paying low wages.

    I know of a former Jetstar pilot who just signed up with StarTrack Express as a truck driver.

    Apparently they were ecstatic to have someone who could legitimately work and who had a legitimate Heavy Rigid license.

    Let me count the ways that Australia is fucked and that Australian’s are being fucked.

  131. Makka

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also welcomed the prospect of Biden as a “friend in the White House” to the globalists and said the two entities would work on “a new rulebook for the digital economy and the digital society.

    Only approved Fb, Twatter and media posts shall be seen.

  132. miltonf

    Filth like Kerry want an impoverished majority with open boarders but gated communities for the nomenklatura (he has a castle in France). There will be a global elite who can travel at will. Bishop thinks she’s part of that.

  133. Rex Anger

    The SVI Max 3, a bullet proof 79 series landcruiser.

    I noted a clever thought about serial production of these for volume troop transports-

    Yeah, nah.

    Uparmoured SUVs tend not to like being exploded, or shot up with anything bigger tham rifle-calibre bullets. Ironic, as the de facto standard weapon on one is an M2 .50cal or a DShK 12.7mm heavy MG…

    Touareg and other tribal militias in Chad used them vey effectively during the Toyota wars in he Maghreb, and they ran unhindered over Anti-Tank mines. But the armies theybwere facing were poorly trained and led, and prone to panic. I think the ISIS experience, once the various opposition groups sorted temselves out and Coalition jets started appearing overhead, is more instructive.

    TL;DR- I rate my survival far more highly in a Bushmaster or one of its South African progenitors, than in an uparmoured and/or upgunned SUV.

    They are a bit impractical as a daily driver, though…

  134. entropy

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3666412, posted on November 21, 2020 at 9:38 am
    The SVI Max 3, a bullet proof 79 series landcruiser.

    Never catch on in Australia – purchasing junkets to Johannesburg and Pretoria don’t have the same cachet as to Paris.

    exactly what said on Caradvice!

  135. miltonf

    The family of former U.S. presidential candidate and Obama administration official John Kerry is fighting for a wall around the French property they own, arguing that people shouldn’t have access to the public beach.

  136. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3666445, posted on November 21, 2020 at 10:18 am
    Filth like Kerry want an impoverished majority with open boarders but gated communities for the nomenklatura (he has a castle in France). There will be a global elite who can travel at will. Bishop thinks she’s part of that.”

    Kerry is one of the filthiest.

  137. one old bruce

    I put a disclaimer on my TM post but it went to mod.

    What I said was ‘I do not recommend the TM course. If you need help with relaxation just go to a professional ther*p*st.’

    I think ‘t-h-e-r-a-p-i-s-t’ is what got me into trouble. What are words worth? As they say.

  138. miltonf

    Agree Cassie- there’s something about Kerry that’s particularly loathsome especially when he was pretending to be secretary of state still. Almost worse than Bidet and the Clinton woman.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Funniest line of the day in the Oz.
    PVO talking about the “pub test”.
    Like he’d know.

  140. miltonf

    Professor of business hahaha. Just sick.

  141. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3666453, posted on November 21, 2020 at 10:28 am
    Agree Cassie- there’s something about Kerry that’s particularly loathsome especially when he was pretending to be secretary of state still. Almost worse than Bidet and the Clinton woman.”

    Oh yes…Kerry is far, far worse then Hillarious and Sniffy Bidet. Kerry is evil.

  142. Gavin R Putland

    No smoke without fire, and the stories about those dodgy batches of all-biden votes keep coming. This from a Michigan computer expert, via sworn statement.
    link

    The smoke that I see includes the following:
    * lack of any witness’s signature on the original affidavit (as linked from the above article);
    * weasel words (“significant probability”, “unacceptable level of doubt”);
    * creating an illusory contradiction by failing to distinguish between counting votes and reporting subtotals;
    * raising a false red flag by failing to distinguish between capacity to “process ballots” and capacity to report subtotals;
    * failure to note that previously used machines had the same theoretical vulnerabilities without the safeguard (paper records) that the current system has;
    * hearsay (“we have seen reports…”);
    * undefined terms (“Estimated Voters”, “Reported Statistics”);
    * failure to distinguish between audit logs and paper records of individual votes (except through the quiet acknowledgment of the possibility of a “hand counted manual recount”, which, I would have thought, would settle any remaining concerns);
    * failure to acknowledge that the spikes of 100% Biden votes are immediately preceded by spikes of 100% Trump votes, exactly as you would expect if these spikes represented reporting of subtotals from batches or precincts; and of course
    * failure to distinguish between on-the-day votes and early/postal votes, which were always going to lean GOP and Dem respectively, due to the politicization of the pandemic.

    In short, the affidavit is a masterclass on how to create a misleading impression without being technically guilty of perjury. It wouldn’t survive a minute in court, and therefore probably won’t be presented in court at all (especially if it’s unwitnessed); but if you google an extract from it, you’ll find that it’s spreading like California wildfire through the right-wing echo chambers. So it’s had the desired effect.

  143. bespoke

    Leigh Lowe
    #3666416, posted on November 21, 2020 at 9:46 am
    What’s funnier is student from the sub continent does security and cash in hand work to avoid visa issues and the response is ‘nothing to see here let’s move along’.

    So funny watching the Police Commissioner’s hissy fit on Thursday … defending Typhoid Tariq’s right to work two jobs whilst shutting everyone else’s job down.
    He so desperately wanted to “call out racism” but couldn’t, because it would just confirm the suspicions people already had.

    Reporters doing there job Credlin style the irony this is only acceptable against an allegedly conservative government.

  144. H B Bear

    Funniest line of the day in the Oz.
    PVO talking about the “pub test”.
    Like he’d know.

    Mavis might have told him about it after seeing it on YouTube.

  145. Mater

    Funniest line of the day in the Oz.
    PVO talking about the “pub test”.
    Like he’d know.

    I think he’d be more au fait with the “sniff test”.

  146. one old bruce

    Met a German yonks ago whining about ‘The US can’t even have a nat healthcare system’ (he also whined about his hardships during and after the war). I suggested to him that it had never been tried on that scale – 3-400 million people. That shut him up. Yes Germany has 80 mill or so, but to compare with what they propose for the US you’d have to have a single healthcare system for the entire EU!

    Which means in effect Germans paying for Greek healthcare etc. I think he got the message (Germans are ok if you have good counter arguments – often they just haven’t heard opposing views due to the language barrier).

    And that’s how I feel about the US election too – on such a scale, what can it be compared to? So many millions in the US, spread out over a vast and diverse geography and demographics. How it could it not be a mess at some level, in all sorts of ways? Especially when it’s not a ‘landslide’. And there are no incentives to simplify the system – the opposite.

  147. Delta A

    Funniest line of the day in the Oz.

    Funniest line yesterday was from David Penberthy who, when discussing the pizza debacle, suggested that the rough end of the pineapple had been shoved up the backsides of South Australians.

  148. miltonf

    On the theme of ‘bogans shouldn’t have nice things’, back in the old dart, it’s oiks shouldn’t have nice things so BloJo wants to ban people and diesel cars by 2030.

  149. miltonf

    BloJo wants to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030 I mean. Oh well GingerMegs will be please.

  150. Gavin R Putland

    miltonf @ #3666449:

    The family of former U.S. presidential candidate and Obama administration official John Kerry is fighting for a wall around the French property they own, arguing that people shouldn’t have access to the public beach.

    If that’s the case, I’ll consign Kerry to the same circle of Hell as NIMBY Robert Reich.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Well.

    Sorry I’m late.

    I was out ‘doing a TAOR’. Hahaha.

  152. Roger

    Debate is raging on how to manage the possible revocation of military honours – including from Australia’s most decorated living soldier Ben Roberts-Smith.

    Really? Medals can’t be revoked.

    A recipient’s name can be struck off the register but he is not obliged to return his medal(s).

  153. Snoopy

    Good luck with recruiting for Special Air Service and Commando’s after that one, you bunch of fvcking clowns.

    It’s not the end of the world, Zulu, there’s always reality TV.

  154. woolfe

    Just watched a bit of that tour round WA video. Why bother, better beaches near Perth and you have plenty of eye candy plus can walk off the beach and get a beer.

    Most of WA is fly over country.

  155. exsteelworker

    Replace one mineral for power generation ,COAL, with dozens of rare earths in the trillions of tons to produce renewables? 1000s and 1000s of new rare earth mining? So tell me whats so environmentally friendly about that? Killing the planet to save it.
    I keep on asking that question, but no answers.

  156. sfw

    i believe that in Vic (maybe incorrectly) that for a foreign student to drive here all you need is your licence issued in whichever shithole you;re from and an english translation and do a computerised ‘hazards test’. after that off you go, if you can get your translation of Hindi or whatever states that you hold a licence that alllows you to drive road trains, good for you, off you go. There are so many substandard HC and MC drivers out there, the employers love it as they will work for low cash rates and keep overall wages down. Like importing cleaners etc the ones who pay the price are the lowest educated and least clever, they can’t get pay rises when someone from the sub continent will work for half pay in cash.

  157. Nick

    It’s not the end of the world, Zulu, there’s always reality TV.

    Sending Roxy Jacenko to the towel heads would be a cruel and unusual tactic

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Good luck with recruiting for Special Air Service and Commando’s after that one’

    Huh. Pointless fairy-bread-waving by political lobbyists dressed up as soldiers.

    The people I know in that industry would say something along the lines of ‘yeah, take my name off the Good Boy list. Wouldn’t be the first time.’

    The skinny-pant-wearing, aubergine-shirt-having beard-oil-lathering ‘journalists’ currently wetting themselves about this cannot or will not get past the concept that the people doing this work aren’t in it for the gongs.

  159. Anthony

    Gee, looks like there really is some substance to the massive democrat cheating.

  160. Nick

    Like importing cleaners etc the ones who pay the price are the lowest educated and least clever, they can’t get pay rises when someone from the sub continent will work for half pay in cash.

    My test would be to see how clean their own homes are first….

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s not the end of the world, Zulu, there’s always reality TV.

    Reality T.V. is for those with little, or no minds.

  162. H B Bear

    saw – just borrow your cousins licence. If he has one.

  163. Roger

    Gee, looks like there really is some substance to the massive democrat cheating.

    Rasmussen: One third of Democrat voters think it likely the election was stolen from Trump.

  164. bespoke

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3666487, posted on November 21, 2020 at 11:10 am
    It’s not the end of the world, Zulu, there’s always reality TV.

    Reality T.V. is for those with little, or no minds.

    Tell that to Sinc.

  165. Daily dose of Covid – 19

    USA
    Total deaths – 260,223
    New deaths – 1,890
    Deaths per million – 786

    Texas
    Total deaths – 20,949
    New deaths – 183
    Deaths per million – 722

    California
    Total deaths – 18,604
    New deaths – 39
    Deaths per million – 471

    Florida
    Total deaths – 17,889
    New deaths – 176
    Deaths per million – 833

    Illinois
    Total deaths – 11,795
    New deaths – 147
    Deaths per million – 931

  166. Rockdoctor

    saw – just borrow your cousins licence. If he has one.

    Sydney Taxi Drivers bad for this one especially out Parramatta way… From someone in the know, after an accident take photo of person & taxi when they are reluctant to produce licence or Taxi drivers permit for insurance purposes.

  167. H B Bear

    You mean Candace Warner isn’t in the SAS? Does Sonny Bill know this?

  168. sfw

    HB that is a done thing, I have been in some ‘student houses’ full of sub continent ‘students’. Normal for there to be 10 or more students and half the number of beds. Half work nights and use a bed during the day and vice versa. No hygiene or much else. The poor buggers live like dogs and send money back home. It’s a terrible way to live and they voluntarily do it. I just don’t get how they are going to enrich our economy or why the Reserve Bank or politicians believe that.

  169. H B Bear

    Rockdoctor – reminds me of a trip from Melbournibad Airport. Driver couldn’t use the GPS and had to phone his cousin whose shift he had taken. We got there in the end.

  170. Leigh Lowe

    You mean Candace Warner isn’t in the SAS? Does Sonny Bill know this?

    SAS = Sanitation Amenity Sex?

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Daily dose of’ *BANG*

    That sound was the deliberate attempt by a snivelling milquetoast, having already removed itself from hard stuff and leaving his ‘mates’ in his wake to carry the can, to remain as far away as possible from doing his job.

  172. H B Bear

    sfw – probably keeps (kept?) a pert-time contract Business Studies lecturer in Northcote employed till just recently till the government can take over.

  173. i believe that in Vic (maybe incorrectly) that for a foreign student to drive here all you need is your licence issued in whichever shithole you;re from and an english translation and do a computerised ‘hazards test’.

    More Catallaxy bullshit.
    These are the only countries recognised for this type of conversion in Victoria –
    Germany
    Isle of Man ( for licences first issued on or after 1 April 1991)
    Norway
    Belgium
    Greece
    Italy
    Portugal
    Canada (licences from Ontario Canada must be surrendered and returned to the licensing authority)
    Guernsey
    Japan
    Singapore
    Croatia
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Jersey
    Spain
    Denmark
    Ireland
    Malta (for licences first issued on or after 2 Jan 2004)
    Sweden
    Finland UK
    Netherlands (Holland)
    Switzerland
    France
    USA
    Luxembourg

    You’ll note that India, Pakistan, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Nepal, amongst other countries where the majority of low paid visa holders originate are not on the list.

  174. Roger

    Boris to boost Royal Navy.

    Naval power to be projected into our region.

  175. Megan

    Which was the major goal of everybody else serving in the country at the time.

    May be so but the rest of them did it with bravery. You did not, you cowardly little weasel.

  176. woolfe

    Will the the RN ships be solar powered? Don’t forget Boris is going to ban the internal combustion engine in 9 years.

  177. sfw

    Well Numbers, that may habe the case now, when I was a vicpol member a few years ago what I said was true and that’s how it worked. Often pulled op someone for a licence check (usually in an unroadworthy car). The overseas students all had a licence written in calligraphy and an english translation, which was just a dirty sheet of paper with something along the lines of “Mr Wahtever” of Tamil Nardoo is licenced to drive a MC vehicle”. That was it, they were fine with that paper. I and others had more than once asked for clarification on this and it was confirmed.

    Perhaps it has changed and that’s a good thing if the restrictions are tightened. I would ask that you don’t call me a bull shitter, I avoid your posts and never comment on them as you seem incapable of nuance and understanding. However I can see why Sinc keeps you around as you do have the knack of writing in such a manner that it irritates all those who come in contact with it and for some people that’s what they aim for I guess. I will now revert to my previous practice of not noticing your existence.

  178. H B Bear

    I must say while I have been in a supported residential facility for a bit over the last 12 months I have had a United Nations of support workers – Kenyan,Ugandan, Nepalese, Canadian, Balinese, Irish and a guy from Detroit. The RN is from Chile. My speech pathologist is a 2nd generation Vietnamese whose parents arrived as refugees. You will not meet a more lovely girl. A few duds along the way.

    No different from what you would expect anywhere.

  179. H B Bear

    I wonder how much of “our” economy would not operate without them?

  180. I would ask that you don’t call me a bull shitter,

    You just posted bullshit.
    What would you like to be called?

  181. Perfidious Albino

    Kerry, known for his stolen valour also… maybe he knew numbers, back in the day…

  182. Roger

    Will the the RN ships be solar powered? Don’t forget Boris is going to ban the internal combustion engine in 9 years.

    No, but they will reportedly have newly developed “directed energy” weapons the fire power of which will be “inexhaustible”.

  183. Roger

    Thank God someone in the Anglosphere – besides the US – is taking naval power seriously in the 21C.

  184. sfw

    HB, I wonder about that as well, I’m told that we have to bring in these people because ordinary aussies won’t do the work. Don’t get that argument, perhaps more like ‘won’t do the work for what we want to pay’ is closer to the truth. I’m sure we had , cleaners, nursing aides and all sorts of low skilled people working before big migration. If we hadn’t imported these people then surely demand would rise and so would wages and conditions as an inducement, at a certain point the increases and supply would meet and wouldn’t we get that thing that economists love, equilibrium?

  185. EvilElvis

    Just watched a bit of that tour round WA video. Why bother, better beaches near Perth and you have plenty of eye candy plus can walk off the beach and get a beer.

    Most of WA is fly over country.

    Yep, you can do all that, with your thousands of like minded people, tourists and imports.

    Sometimes there’s just something about remote solitude.

  186. Boambee John

    Didn’t click, but was the bin chicken talking about Hunter Biden at 1139?

  187. Top Ender

    Will the the RN ships be solar powered?

    Oddly, the two quite capable new aircraft carriers the Brits commissioned recently are not nuclear powered.

    The RN has been operating nuclear reactors in its submarine fleet for decades, and in fact does not run anything else in terms of propulsion for their boats.

    It would have been logical for them to run nuclear engines in the carriers. Didn’t follow the build process so dunno why not.

  188. EvilElvis

    I wonder how much of “our” economy would not operate without them?

    I’m intrigued by how many imports end up in some level of PS employment.

  189. Boambee John

    1735099
    #3666524, posted on November 21, 2020 at 11:54 am
    I would ask that you don’t call me a bull shitter,

    You just posted bullshit.
    What would you like to be called?

    So saith ye biggest bulle shiettere on ye bloge.

  190. Knuckle Dragger

    Seriously.

    ‘Jarryd Hayne will defend two charges of aggravated sexual assault at a trial beginning at the Newcastle District Court on Monday.

    ‘One of the most high-profile athletes in Australia has been largely absent from the spotlight after being accused of having sexual intercourse with a 26-year-old woman without her consent on the night of the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

    ‘But like current rugby league player Jack de Belin, whose own sexual assault trial continues in the NSW District Court this week, Hayne, 32, will once again become a daily headline.’

    If you’ve got a bit of cash behind you, and you’re known to have that cash it is goddamned near impossible to go out and do what every young bloke does, or should be doing. Which is have a few beers, perhaps interact with some ladeees and if there’s a bit of chemistry and/or vibe, so be it.

    Gold-digging skanks, hoping not necessarily to have the bloke locked up but to get their hands on a whole pile of cabbage from the subsequent civil action. And, should the sliding doors align, have a reality TV/social media influencer career kick off from parading yourself as a victim.

    It’s been a long, long LONG time since chicks were ‘preyed upon’ in a licensed premises environment*. If anything, the reverse has been the case for some years now.

    I’m not a particular fan of Hayne, but Jesus. Enough.

    *Yes, women are dragged off the street from time to time, as witnessed in Melbourne the other day. Not the same circumstance.

  191. Roger

    Didn’t click, but was the bin chicken talking about Hunter Biden at 1139?

    😄

  192. H B Bear

    sfw – not sure. Healthcare costs are already a multiple of CPI so the money is going somewhere, probably not to the frontline staff that’s for sure.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You just posted bullshit.
    What would you like to be called?’

    No, you retarded retired retard herder.

    The original post was about how it USED to be, and a disclaimer was in there in case it’d been changed since.

    God, you’re a pompous, weak, insecure little man. Go and find some fictitious church jokes for tomorrow.

  194. I’m intrigued by how many imports end up in some level of PS employment.

    With their Australian values they’re such fun to deal with when they’re in a counter-service role.
    Nothing quite like trying to get some commonsense from the Rego & Driver’s licencing office of the local Dept of Main Roads when it is staffed by predominantly high BMI sari-wearing ESL individuals.

    Just as well they absorb Australian values immediately upon arrival on our shores.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    God, you’re a pompous, weak, insecure little man. Go and find some fictitious church jokes for tomorrow.

    What odds this week the 35 year old priest from the Philippines tells how he was racially vilified by Bob Menzies in 1998?

  196. thefrollickingmole

    I’m sure we had , cleaners, nursing aides and all sorts of low skilled people working before big migration. If we hadn’t imported these people then surely demand would rise and so would wages and conditions as an inducement

    Ive posted before on this so scroll if youve seen it before.

    Currently a fake marriage- eventual visa is worth something like $100,000 (Viet is all I know about).
    Now almost no-one except the very wealthy in Viet will have that cash, so instead we have debt bondage.
    Someone (usually in Oz) pays for you to come and “marry”, the person in Oz is paid $20,000 or so around the time of the wedding.
    As the visa progresses they get paid in installments, once the permeant residency is granted they get the rest.
    They dont live with you, you dont see them except maybe for some strategic pictures of “family life”.

    Meanwhile the person brought in is working for nothing (or near to it) in whatever capacity the person who paid for their passage desires. If your residency takes about 4 years then thats how long you are in debt bondage for.

    Migration know of the scam, its reasonably common, but hard to prevent.
    Its also why genuine marriages have to jump through so many hoops.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    Pedro,

    Ha!

    Add some fake Coke bottle specs and terribly applied cam cream. Backbone of the nation.

  198. Dr Faustus

    SA pizza shop under police guard amid outrage over COVID-19 lockdown

    Reasonable that there be consequences for Mr Lying Liar. Bit harsh on the pizza shop folk.

    Possibly should be consequences also for the health gurus who identified an apparently casual transmission between a pizza delivery person and Mr Lying Liar as evidence of a super-virulent Rona – and shut down the State.

    Without doing a thorough contact tracing process at the pizza shop – along the lines of “See this photo? Have you been in contact with this man?“. As the police eventually did, when they identified Mr Lying Liar as an employee and close contact.

    Big lever, thoroughly yanked.

  199. Mater

    Numbers’ battle gear.

    Is that one of those things you sleep on upon returning from a particularly strenuous TAOR?

  200. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3666540, posted on November 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Seriously.

    ‘Jarryd Hayne will defend two charges of aggravated sexual assault at a trial beginning at the Newcastle District Court on Monday.

    Remember that this complaint arose right at the height of #metoo hysteria.
    The ‘lady’ in question probably thought she would make a complaint and have a nice collect without a criminal trial even getting past committal.
    Because everyone knew that being #metoo’ed was career ending and people would shell out heaps to make it go away.
    Now a few celebrated cases have been contested in Court it isn’t quite the walk in the park they imagined it would be.
    Geoffrey Rush for one and, although the Craig McLachlan case is continuing, it hasn’t been the slam-dunk it was portrayed at the outset.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Do you blokes ever tire of smacking down the kipfler kommando?

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Comment, from the Oz, on the proposal that “selection” be the same course for SASR and Commando’s.

    Dave
    2 hours ago
    A study by Dr Orr from Bond University, of the 2011 Commando selection and training Course and the Special Air Service selection course, found 38% passed the Commando course and 24% the SAS course. Of note, 37% withdrew from the SAS course at their own request, compared to 8.7% from the Commando course. Take from those statistics what you will, however I would suggest that the SAS course is effective at selecting troops with the mindset for their core duty of protracted reconnaissance and surveillance in small teams. How will one selection course identify the soldiers ideally suited to those duties, or alternatively to direct action et al in larger teams. That said, there are probably some training courses that could be undertaken together, e.g. static line parachuting, CQB etc.

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Do you blokes ever tire of smacking down the kipfler kommando?’

    Sinc pays me a small retainer.

  204. woolfe

    Yep, you can do all that, with your thousands of like minded people, tourists and imports.

    Have you tried to get into a caravan park during Grey Nomad season? Solitude LOL . Yea but each to their own

    If you want solitude just go down town Perth after 9pm.

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