Open Forum: November 21, 2020

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  1. With all the money Bob’s made from his books he can buy a car freshener to hang in his bucket-of-bolts rice-wagon to cover up the smell of mothballs and poo.

    There’s only one book, and the proceeds continue to roll in.
    So far, they’ve funded quite a bit of travel, and a car.
    Posting on Catallaxy has been a useful marketing strategy.
    It’s free, and it works.
    Any publicity is good publicity.
    In the same way as you lot have been quite helpful to Bruce Pascoe, you’ve helped my marketing.
    Controversy and outrage sell, even on a scrofulous blog.
    It’s an energy thing.
    Number 8 here applies, amongst others.
    I first became aware of Dark Emu by the outrage it generated here.

  2. Mother Lode

    Profits are made via charging more than it costs to manufacture products or services but less than the customer was prepared to pay.

    So both come out ahead.

    You go into a bar and order a pint of Guinness. Cost is $10 (at my local – The Duck). I would probably pay more than that, certainly I do not balk at $10. That gap between what I would pay and what I do pay is my profit.

    Lefties are miserable because they cannot grasp that the whole world does not focus all its energies on them personally.

    Like a 3-year old.

  3. Mater

    I had followed all the safety procedures but got the sequence wrong

    So how was that the fault of Admin Company procedures?
    Did you need someone to oversee you whilst unloading a weapon, lest you fuck it up?

  4. P

    I just read the leading article in The Catholic Weekly online. Dated 23rd N0vember. ‘In which a real American explains the election’.
    I feel devastated.

    I decided I’d not read this publication again but as I scrolled through the article I spotted on the left hand side of my screen ‘Philippa Martyr: A special time’, so maybe I’ll come back another time and read it.
    I don’t know.

  5. Mother Lode

    Bob, do you sell your ‘memoir’ at cost?

    Sales were a bit slow in the bargain bin, but now that it is in the toilet paper aisle sales have been brisk.

    There was a spell in February when it was sold out!

  6. Unless his alleged incompetent soldier was constantly patrolling or moving about at a condition of INSTANT, then the described incident is impossible.

    Turns out he was.
    He set it 180 degrees from where it should have been.
    He wasn’t “constantly patrolling”.
    He’d only ever used an M-16 before in training.
    The incident destroyed him mentally.
    He was disappeared and I don’t know what became of him.
    Probably a candidate for PTSD.

  7. Mother Lode

    Potayto, Potahto, Communism.

    In communism the man with a potato is like a prince.

    The man with two potatoes is either a party apparatchik, or criminal hoarding the fruits of communism for himself and at the expense of The People. He can expect to be led to a cellar with a single drain and a single light and told not to turn around.

  8. Rex Anger

    Posting on Catallaxy has been a useful marketing strategy.
    It’s free, and it works.
    Any publicity is good publicity.
    In the same way as you lot have been quite helpful to Bruce Pascoe, you’ve helped my marketing.
    Controversy and outrage sell, even on a scrofulous blog.

    Pissweak communism, Jack Hunt.
    That is why it keeps failing, after all.

    None of you lot who dream of or ever impose it are ever pure enough to administer it properly.

    Only ever thinking of yourselves, and never the benefit of the People.

    Communism isndisappointed in you, Jack Hunt. A realCommunist would have refused to be sent to war with his Fellow Travellers. Or he would have fought his captors for the benefit of the People he was being ordered oppress.

    Not squib out by being sent back to a rear area and play at clerk or logistician.

    And certainly not profit from the People’s suffering by selling a ‘memoir’ or trying to mutate and propagandise it to feel good for a few seconds against other nekulturny running dog imperialists…

  9. Rex Anger


    He wasn’t “constantly patrolling”.

    Funny how you choose to miss my point in order to ‘win’ Jack Hunt…
    If the best you have is to twist the meaning and context of two words in order to hit me, your argument has no value.

    More so, that your ‘facts’ are in constant flux as you seek an advantage.

    Given your history Jack Hunt, I trust nothing you say.

    It’s probably about the only aspect of Communism you get right- The wilful and constant abuse of truth and fact to gain perceived political advantage…

  10. Did you need someone to oversee you whilst unloading a weapon, lest you fuck it up?

    Our commanders though so. Accidental woundings were always a problem.
    The first Australian to die in Vietnam was killed by an AD.
    Section commanders would oversee make safe procedures on return to base.
    That had always been the procedure in B Coy. It was a ritual, and was used for good reason. Soldiers returning from weeks in the scrub were usually rooted, slack, because they were behind the wire, and relaxed to the point of distraction.
    On another occasion, between operations, a soldier was practicing TsOETs with an M-16 sitting on a bunk in the lines. He put half a mag through the floor between the legs of a soldier sitting on a bunk across from him.
    Afterwards, the silence was deafening.
    ADs were common. Fatigue and complacency were issues.

  11. Entropy

    It’s isn’t worth coming to the cat in the morning.

  12. stackja

    Entropy
    #3668190, posted on November 23, 2020 at 9:11 am
    It’s isn’t worth coming to the cat in the morning.

    Tom toons?

  13. stackja

    I gather the angry private is posting this morning. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling….

  14. Mater

    I did three. Three is “frequent”.
    One as an LOB in May.
    That was the one when we encountered a group of woodcutters which we detained for most of the day.
    There was another when I arrived in Admin Coy.
    It was on return from that one that I had the AD.
    I remember the third TAOR, because I carried the radio with a tall antenna, and there was lots of lightning.

    Hang on.

    1735099
    #3268274, posted on December 20, 2019 at 9:01 pm
    I did learn some radio protocols, and did carry the set on at least one TAOR patrol at the end of Finschhafen. The bloody thing (510 set??) would clout me on the back of the head when I went to ground. That particular TAOR is detailed in my memoir.

    Combine that with:

    1735099
    #2986254, posted on April 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm
    The thing I remember about the ANPRC 25 (the only time I carried it on a TAOR) was how it clouted you on the back of the head when you went to ground.

    It appears that this third mystery TAOR patrol was, in fact, the one you did as an LOB in March.

    Try again. I’m sure you can fit some more in somewhere that aren’t contradicted by your other tall stories.

  15. Boambee John

    I had followed all the safety procedures but got the sequence wrong.

    It turns out that “slack procedures in Admin Coy” actually meant “slack soldier in Admin Coy”. No wonder his rifle company wanted to move him on.

  16. Mater

    I did three. Three is “frequent”.
    One as an LOB in May.
    That was the one when we encountered a group of woodcutters which we detained for most of the day.

    BTW. Two months difference. Which version is in your ‘memoir’.

    “I was on a TAOR patrol in March when we came across a group of civvies out collecting wood. They were somewhere they shouldn’t have been, so we rounded them up and shepherded them into a clearing. We then stood over them until the ARVN arrived and took them off somewhere.”

  17. H B Bear

    Reporting for TAOR patrol.

  18. Rex Anger

    On another occasion, between operations, a soldier was practicing TsOETs with an M-16 sitting on a bunk in the lines. He put half a mag through the floor between the legs of a soldier sitting on a bunk across from him

    TOETs with a magazine full of live ammunition?

    I call bullshit.

    Even in an utterly exhusted state as you allege, you do not practice drills with live ammo.

    I am see this put up as a plaintive excuse for sloppy weapon handling in lines, which an OC would have slapped down straight away.

    But not what you’re describing.

    Knowing yor biases Jack Hunt, I can see how eager you’d be to smear your mates and your Army with even the most apocryphal of individual anecdotes presented as general fact.

    But this and your Admin lad with his ostensible utter lack of M16 handling skills, are just a bit to far…

  19. lotocoti

    I gather the angry private is posting this morning.

    Apparently it’s one, two, lots.

  20. Mother Lode

    I gather the angry private is posting this morning. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling….

    Crabby privates.

    The itch that dare not speak its name.

  21. Boambee John

    That had always been the procedure in B Coy. It was a ritual, and was used for good reason

    Well, the bin chicken certainly demonstrated the reason for the ritual. Even after two operations, as soon as the supervision wasn’t there, he stuffed the procedure up. Then he went on to tache for years. I wonder how often he stuffed up the procedure there?

  22. Arky

    Reporting for TAOR patrol.

    ..
    Instant!

  23. Cassie of Sydney

    Christopher Rufo is one of my favourite journalists. Rufo is an unflinching chronicler of the decline of America’s west coast cities. He doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Rufo has now written this, uploaded onto City Journal overnight, about the revolution occurring in Seattle and Portland…it look specifically at Seattle. It is a nightmare.

    https://www.city-journal.org/seattle-movement-to-deconstruct-justice-and-social-order

    Along with Andy Ngo, Christopher Rufo is a hero of journalism.

  24. stackja

    Parramatta stabbing: Arthur Phillip High School student injured
    A high school in Sydney’s west is in lockdown after a teenage boy was stabbed several times in the back and arm. A police operation is underway.

    Mitchell Van Homrigh
    November 23, 2020 – 9:31AM
    The Daily Telegraph

    Principal Laurette Claus said on the website the school is a “future focused” learning environment.
    “I am proud to be leading Arthur Phillip High School together with extremely talented, professional staff who are committed to making the very best use of this technology-rich environment to help their students become the next generation of leaders who can solve complex, real world problems and make a positive difference,” she said.

  25. Old School Conservative

    Posting on Catallaxy has been a useful marketing strategy.
    It’s free, and it works.

    Sinc’s own words about trolls:
    Remember: they need your site more than your site needs them.
    Now we understand the retainer arrangement. Free publicity.

  26. Mother Lode

    “I am proud to be leading Arthur Phillip High School together with extremely talented, professional staff who are committed to making the very best use of this technology-rich environment to help their students become the next generation of leaders who can solve complex, real world problems and make a positive difference,” she said.

    Well they have some cultural diversity going on right now.

    Embrace the diversity, my pretties!

  27. Mater

    Reporting for TAOR patrol.

    ..
    Instant!

    Unload…BANG!….Snake!….Contact!…It’s not my fault!…It’s a procedural problem!

  28. BTW. Two months difference. Which version is in your ‘memoir’.

    Both actually.
    And there is no contradiction in what I’ve posted.
    You can’t have much to do.
    Unemployed?

  29. Eyrie

    FFS people, stop replying to or even referring to any posts. It will go away.

  30. Even in an utterly exhusted (sic) state as you allege, you do not practice drills with live ammo.

    Typical peacetime soldier who makes peacetime assumptions.
    Drill rounds were in short supply in that situation.
    Lots of soldiers were on courses.
    You took turns, but he got impatient.

  31. lotocoti

    to help their students become the next generation of leaders who can solve complex, real world problems and make a positive difference with edged weapons,” she said.
    Re-edited to reflect the new norm of cultural diversity.

  32. Cassie of Sydney

    “Parramatta stabbing: Arthur Phillip High School student injured”

    Ah yes…the same school Curtis Cheng’s murderer attended.

  33. Old School Conservative

    “I am proud to be leading Arthur Phillip High School together with extremely talented, professional staff who are committed to making the very best use of this technology-rich environment to help their students become the next generation of leaders who can solve complex, real world problems and make a positive difference,” she said.

    20 years ago I was sucked in by this type of rubbish. Overblown adjectives supporting leadership mumbo jumbo with no real coal-face impact.
    I get sick reading it these days.

  34. Mater

    Both actually.

    So two lots of woodcutters?
    Two old ladies who “mopped the sweat” from your face?

    On a TAOR patrol one day, we encountered a group of Vietnamese wood cutters who were in a free fire zone. We were obliged to detain them, and guard them until the local police turned up. This situation developed into a day-long affair, as the police took some finding, and when found, took their time getting there.

    There were women and children in the group, and over time, a fair amount of interaction developed. It was stinking hot (was it ever anything else in Vietnam?) and I was sweating profusely. One old woman in the group was watching me closely. Her attention made me feel uneasy.

    Suddenly, ignoring my SLR and any suspicion of hostile intent, she reached forward and mopped the sweat from my face with a cloth I was wearing around my neck. I guess she simply fell into a mothering role, and saw a distressed twenty-two year old, rather than an armed and hostile foreign soldier.

    This isn’t like Deferment you know! I know you can defer and not defer at the same time, but this is different.

    You can’t have much to do.
    Unemployed?

    Maybe. If so, could the lockdown that you wholeheartedly supported have anything to do with that? Common problem in Victoria nowadays. Then again, maybe I’m a shift worker?
    Whatever the case, your reputation is in tatters. The more you hang around and make up stories to ‘defeat’ your ideological enemies, the worse it gets for you.

    Now, back to the point. Does a single instance represent “frequently”?

  35. Dr Faustus

    ‘There it was, China’s list of grievances’: How 9News got the dossier at the heart of the latest diplomatic scuffle between Canberra and Beijing

    A Ch9 hack breathlessly reports how he became a tool of the CCP.

    Most of the sins on the shitlist of 14 grievances are in the past, and fall into the category of ‘Don’t fucking do it again. Alright?’.

    One in particular is in the future:

    – the latest legislation to scrutinise agreements with a foreign government targeting toward China and aiming to torpedo the Victorian participation in B&R [Belt and Road].

    If the Secretary of a Chinese Province took it into his head to sign up to an agreement with Australia without Central Government permission, he would swiftly be torpedoed enrolled on a re-education program – and his family, and everyone he ever worked with, would be under arrest.

    Shame it doesn’t work like that in Australia.

  36. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ah yes…the same school Curtis Cheng’s murderer attended.”

    I should also add that the young Farhad Jabar, skipped school that day, went to the local mosque where he was among like minded scum who cultivated his murderous intent, collected a gun and then went to Parramatta Police headquarters and shot dead a man in cold blood..a man who had contributed so much to this country.

    I have a friend who once worked with Curtis Cheng. He says you couldn’t have met a more decent, caring and diligent human being than Curtis.

    I would also add that the the very multi-cultural school that is Arthur Phillip High School had a student back in 2014 who flew an ISIL flag. Nothing to see here, nothing to see there.

    That’s the scum we import.

  37. Old School Conservative

    exhusted (sic)

    Mr 1915 still pointing out others’ typos?
    He is an idiot.

  38. Diogenes

    Back from the wilds of Queeensland …
    On the plane Mrs D was talking with a big fan of Pieceofshit – “You do know that thousands of trucks have been coming into Queensland a day – even from the biggest hotspots in Melbourne when they were getting 800 cases a day?” Mrs D reported how said fan turn a greenish grey and how she enjoyed the look of confusion on the poor dear’s face 🙂

    Seriously are Qld (Sunshine Coast) servos taking the p*ss with fuel prices @ $1.47 a litre? In NSW I detoured slightly off the road formerly known as the F3 on my way to Newcastle Airport and got real unleaded for 94.8 c (Freemans Waterhole) – at the airport, it was @ $1.10, and on our way home through Newcastle it ranged between $1.09 & $1.27.

  39. Gilas

    stackja
    #3668193, posted on November 23, 2020 at 9:14 am

    I gather the angry private is posting this morning. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling….

    Writing this is a waste of time, stackja.
    Bobbsie Baby owns extensive mansions, with manicured gardens and stunning water views, in almost all Cats’ heads.

    Bob’s the clear winner. He’s to be admired for that.

  40. Dr Faustus

    Beny Bol, president of the Queensland African Communities Council, looks back and observes a common thread.

    “Most of these kids (in trouble) are Australian.

    “It is a failure within the Australian system – whether that’s family or community or the government service industries, it’s a failure within this country.”

    Obviously Australia is a complete fuckup as far as young Australians are concerned.

    However, there is a small pointer tucked away into story, relating to the victims himself:

    “…Girum Mekonnen, a locally educated 19-year-old who dreamt of returning to his native Ethiopia to run a business…”

    Couch surfing.

  41. Mother Lode

    No new posts since Saturday.

    Unusual.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    got real unleaded for 94.8 c (Freemans Waterhole)

    Since 43.2 c of that is excise it makes this story fun:

    Huge price rise for vital tesla feature (news.com.au, 13 Nov)

    One of the biggest selling points of a Tesla has gone up in smoke.

    Tesla recently announced it has increased the price for using its supercharger network to 52 cents per kW, a sharp rise of 24 per cent.

    The price hike makes it more expensive to fast-charge Teslas than to refill petrol-powered rivals.

    Yep, especially since the only tax on the electricity is GST. No excise for road maintenance.

    Green Tesla owners will be crying into their soy milkshakes as real world economics hits them in their brain cells.

  43. Dr Faustus

    Seriously are Qld (Sunshine Coast) servos taking the p*ss with fuel prices @ $1.47 a litre?

    Oh yes.
    Two weeks ago, Brisbane ULP was $1.07 – or $1.02 if you shopped around off the main drags.
    And a similar price up the Coast just outside Noosa.

  44. Cassie of Sydney

    “Green Tesla owners will be crying into their soy milkshakes “

    It isn’t “soy” anymore…the fashion now is almond milk.

  45. Roger

    Mark Kenny: “Albanese needs a climate policy that works for the two Australias.”

    Tell the first, urban Australia that its prosperity depends on the second, regional Australia.

  46. Old Lefty

    An inquiry launched into Tasmanian state government institutions, including the Education department:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-23/tasmania-commission-of-inquiry-sex-abuse-announced/12910098

    Where were Gillard’s leftist poodles on the McClellan royal commission?

  47. Mother Lode

    Mark Kenny: “Albanese needs a climate policy that works for the two Australias.”

    Rulers and ruled?

  48. Cassie of Sydney

    “Where were Gillard’s leftist poodles on the McClellan royal commission?”

    Deliberately MIA…didn’t suit the narrative.

  49. Arky

    Gilas
    #3668249, posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:11 am

    1. Numberwang comments.
    2. Someone comments on numberwang’s comment.
    3. Someone comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment.
    4. Someone comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment.
    5. Someone comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about someone’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numbersang’s comment.
    FUCK!

  50. Roger

    Beny Bol, president of the Queensland African Communities Council…

    That would be the bloke who, during the recent state election, complained to Palaszczuk & Freckles that African migrants weren’t getting enough welfare.

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Our commanders though so. Accidental woundings were always a problem.
    The first Australian to die in Vietnam was killed by an AD.’

    No. No, he wasn’t.

    That was Sgt Bill Hacking from The Team, he was my uncle, and it was suicide. He’d received a letter shortly before going on a FIGHTING PATROL from his missus who was leaving him. There was a break on patrol, he’d had enough and shot himself.

    It was dressed up as a UD by Ted Serong, a staunch and devout Catholic who abhorred the idea of suicide. His initial report said UD, but pressure from the family caused the investigation already done by other officers to be unburied.

    It’s all in the files, Liability Girly-Hands. All you needed to do was look.

    As an aside, three patrol is not ‘frequent’. By that rationale, you frequently have Christmas dinner.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    Suddenly, ignoring my SLR and any suspicion of hostile intent, she reached forward and mopped the sweat from my face with a cloth I was wearing around my neck

    Gasp.
    The Shroud of Toowoomba!

  53. sfw

    Eyrie, I want one! Let me know if you can get the concept going, your biggest obstacle will of course be government agencies.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Beny Bol, president of the Queensland African Communities Council, looks back and observes a common thread.

    “Most of these kids (in trouble) are Australian.

    “It is a failure within the Australian system – whether that’s family or community or the government service industries, it’s a failure within this country.”

    Aspiring Rappers vs Promising Sportsmen in freeestyle baseball?

  55. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’d suggest sending Numbers over since he has an infinite supply of venom, but since he’s Catholic he’s not a WASP.

    The US is running out of wasp venom. That’s bad. (19 Nov, via Instapundit)

    Techner owns Cascadia Venom Collection, based in Rochester, Washington. Like dozens of other professional collectors across the country, he is paid by the pound to collect yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets, and ship them to medical manufacturing companies in the US and Europe, where the venom is transformed into lifesaving medicine for those who have severe allergic reactions to stings.

    In a good season, Techner and his team will bag more than 400 pounds of stinging insects. European paper wasps, which nest together in small numbers, garner the highest price at about $2,000 per pound. Yellow hornets and yellow jackets, which have larger nests that can reach thousands of individual insects, might bring in closer to $600 per pound.

    Wow, $2000 a pound for European paper WASPs for their venom? Numbers goes through reams of paper soaked in vast amounts of the good stuff. Hmm maybe I can get Numbers to convert?

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    The issue you have, Old Yeller, is that you continually reaffirm within yourself that nobody else has ever done the things you say you’ve done, been to places you say you have, has knowledge of the things you say you do or experienced (usually to a far greater extent) the things you say you have.

    This is why you’re exposed as a bullshit artist. All the time.

    And it’s also why you’re in the position where you have to twist and buck to get out from under the blanket(!) you’ve thrown on top of yourself, resort to flat-out making stuff up which is exposed in turn, and ultimately here you are.

    A declining, elderly, weak little man with absolutely no substance in his life.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    Cassie of Sydney

    #3668257, posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:22 am

    “Green Tesla owners will be crying into their soy milkshakes “

    It isn’t “soy” anymore…the fashion now is almond milk.

    Almond is sooooo 2019.
    Oat milk.

  58. It’s all in the files,

    Thanks for setting the record straight.
    Just so I can be sure, please link to, or reference those files.
    Mater would demand nothing less.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    “It is a failure within the Australian system – whether that’s family or community or the government service industries, it’s a failure within this country.”

    If Mr Bol’s looking for a victim-off between the Africans and the indig, he’s on a hiding to nothing.

  60. Cassie of Sydney

    “Arky
    #3668266, posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:29 am”

    LOL……it is a bit like that….however he needs to be smacked down.

  61. Cassie of Sydney

    “Almond is sooooo 2019.
    Oat milk.”

    Oh yes…I forgot. I actually don’t mind almond milk.

  62. Mother Lode

    Almond is sooooo 2019.
    Oat milk.

    In about 15 years, when they have forgotten what modern phobia is spurring on all these ‘alternatives’, someone is going to hit upon ‘cows milk’ and it will be leapt upon as a great new fad.

  63. Suddenly, ignoring my SLR and any suspicion of hostile intent, she reached forward and mopped the sweat from my face with a cloth I was wearing around my neck

    From p 60 of my memoir.
    Did you actually buy it, old mate, or find it in a library?

  64. EvilElvis

    Tell the first, urban Australia that its prosperity depends on the second, regional Australia.

    Not going to happen. Just take a wander around any CBD and see the self important ants scurrying around the homeless and diverseness. They make it happen and they think everywhere else is just like their bubble.

  65. BrettW

    Seriously guys this mornings numbers commenting is ridiculous. It is the same old stuff every day. I know some feel you have to respond but it has become so repetitive and boring.

  66. EvilElvis

    “It is a failure within the Australian system – whether that’s family or community or the government service industries, it’s a failure within this country.”

    Benny Bol yeah, yeah, yeah
    My black boys give the whites a scare
    Mo money, Mo money…

  67. Roger

    “If you can’t control your own emotions, you’re forced to control other people’s behaviour. That’s why the touchiest, most oversensitive and easily upset must not set the standard for the rest of us.”

    John Cleese, in the midst of a Tweetstorm with the transgender crowd.

    Liberty Quote.

  68. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cleese and Rowling are lefties who are getting seriously red-pilled.
    It’s fun to watch!

  69. Entropy

    Clearly the laudanum hasn’t kicked in yet.

  70. Roger

    Not going to happen.

    Kenny’s solution:

    Shut down the coal mines and the mining communities.

    Pay huge amounts of compensation with borrowed money to those affected and retrain them for jobs in the “new economy”.

    Not going to happen.

  71. Geriatric Mayfly

    BrettW
    #3668289, posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:49 am
    Seriously guys this mornings numbers commenting is ridiculous. It is the same old stuff every day. I know some feel you have to respond but it has become so repetitive and boring.

    Heartily endorse BW

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘so repetitive and boring.’

    And so has the discussion on whether or not to reply to his lies. This activity is endorsed by management. It’s on the blog header.

  73. Cassie of Sydney

    “Knuckle Dragger
    #3668305, posted on November 23, 2020 at 11:04 am
    ‘so repetitive and boring.’

    And so has the discussion on whether or not to reply to his lies. This activity is endorsed by management. It’s on the blog header.”

    Thanks KD.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3668297, posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:56 am
    Cleese and Rowling are lefties who are getting seriously red-pilled.
    It’s fun to watch!”

    Yep…as has Graham Linehan (creator of Father Ted). He is also now a target of the transgender militants.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And so has the discussion on whether or not to reply to his lies. This activity is endorsed by management. It’s on the blog header.

    I gain a certain amount of amusement watching Numbers being chased , in ever decreasing circles, until he disappears up his own fundamental orifice.

  76. And so has the discussion on whether or not to reply to his lies.

    Still waiting for the confirmation of your claim about your uncle above.
    Without that, it’s just a claim.
    I’m applying the same standard to your posts as you apply to mine.
    Can’t be any fairer than that…

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Oat milk.
    Or, as I prefer to call it, thin porridge.

  78. Cassie of Sydney

    “BrettW
    #3668289, posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:49 am
    Seriously guys this mornings numbers commenting is ridiculous. It is the same old stuff every day. I know some feel you have to respond but it has become so repetitive and boring.”

    So why don’t you post something of interest? I do respond to Numbers however I also post other things that I feel might be of interest to Cats. This morning I have posted links to two interesting articles…as well as the Paul Joseph Watson youtube clip.

  79. Cassie of Sydney

    “Not going to happen.”

    Of course it isn’t.

  80. Bruce in WA

    Wow! I hope the Oz has deep pockets, because I’m sure the President’s and the Republican Party’s lawyers could make a damn good case for defamation here. (Entire article because it’s paywalled. I only got it because my subscription hasn’t yet run out after I cancelled.)

    America’s unfolding double tragedy
    ALAN KOHLER

    The double tragedy unfolding in the United States is like a horror movie that you can’t stop watching.

    The two horrors – the blowout in COVID-19 cases and the collapse of national governance – are related, of course, but there is possibly more long-term damage being caused by the latter than the nearly 2000 deaths per day from the virus, as horrifying as that statistic is.

    America’s 592 cases per day per million people is twice that of the next worst country, the UK, and seven times the global average, and there is no sign of that peaking or any reason to think it will.

    With the incoming Biden administration being prevented from undertaking a normal transition, and unable to prepare to take over managing the pandemic on January 20, nothing will be done nationally until well after that. Goodness knows what the case numbers and deaths could be by the end of summer, or by the time a vaccine is widely available, whenever that might be.

    It means the American economy is almost certainly in for a second recession in 2021 as state lockdowns and voluntary safety measures by a panicked population roll through the country.

    Maybe a double-dip recession will be prevented by one or both of those messenger RNA vaccines that are being developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna being rushed out before Christmas, but that seems a tall logistical order.

    More likely the US dollar will weaken, leaving other countries like Australia grappling with a strong exchange rate, and even the US sharemarket’s blithe unconcern will have to break at some point, you would think, although it’s true that many of the biggest companies are beneficiaries of the “stay at home” investing theme.

    The dreadful impact of COVID-19 on the US will hopefully be relatively short-lived, although they have been trying hard to prolong it by turning mask-wearing and other safety measures into a libertarian political issue.

    But the other American tragedy – the President’s sedition – is likely to be more corrosive and longer-lasting.

    That’s right: sedition. It’s defined as conduct designed to incite rebellion against the constitution and established authority, which is precisely what he is doing.

    But in many ways, Donald Trump’s behaviour isn’t the worst thing: it was well-flagged, unsurprising and pathetic.

    The worst thing is the fact that one of the parties in this two-party state – the Republican Party – has given up all pretence of acting in the national interest and is openly interested in power for its own sake, and that of its donors.

    It’s why we can only say that Trump’s attempts to overturn the election “probably” won’t succeed, even though Biden won more electoral college votes than he did in 2016. There seems to be no limit to what the Republicans will do, so we can’t be sure.

    We’ve watched the party become basically Trump’s party, but now in enabling his refusal to allow a proper transition and worse, his attempt to persuade state legislatures to ignore the election and send Republican delegates to the electoral college in December, they are not only joining the attempted subversion of this election but also the idea of no taxation without representation.

    That slogan energised the American Revolution against British rule. The Republican party is basically saying they want the taxation (of everyone but their donors of course) but not the democracy that goes with it.

    They are setting a new low bar for right-wing parties around the world, and for future would-be American despots who could well be more competent and smarter than Trump (which wouldn’t be difficult) and are causing immense damage to institutions that could take years to fix.

    For example, Trump has decapitated the Defence Department and installed sycophants, presumably with the idea that as things get ugly, he can deploy troops in the street to quell dissent.

    Yesterday the New York Times reported that Trump’s political appointees throughout the public service are going to “extraordinary lengths” to prevent Joe Biden from rolling back his legacy.

    “They are filling vacancies on scientific panels, pushing to complete rules that weaken environmental standards, nominating judges and rushing their confirmations through the Senate, and trying to eliminate health care regulations that have been in place for years.”

    There are even reports that Trump was keen to launch a strike against Iran, but was persuaded not to by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    And over the weekend, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin joined in the wrecking party by refusing to extend an emergency lending program to the Federal reserve, and demanding that any leftover money be given back.

    It’s true that not much money actually went out as a result of this program, so ending it might not make much difference, but the existence of that Treasury backstop gave banks confidence to lend when it was announced in early April and ending it looks like petty sabotage. Certainly the Fed reacted angrily and swiftly to Mnuchin’s announcement.

    But America is not an oligarchy, is it? And its institutions and democracy will hold, won’t they?

    And vaccines will arrive in the nick of time … won’t they?

    * Alan Kohler is Editor in Chief of Eureka Report

    ALAN KOHLEREDITOR-AT-LARGE, THE AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS REVIEW

  81. jupes

    Boxheads gunna boxhead….

    Wow. 30 years of freedom and they’ve had enough.

    Back to what they know.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Still waiting for the confirmation of your claim about your uncle above.’

    Impatient old feller, aren’t you? Still, with the clock ticking down and a finite amount of time to supply some relevance to your existence you can’t really be blamed for that.

    I’ve had this discussion before. There are four volumes which are, well, voluminous. They’re all in the records. You can find them, obviously, as you’re very talented at it. Because you’re doing a research-based PhD, right? On Vietnam. Right?

    The other reason is that if you look hard enough I’m identifiable. I’m not going to do it to the world, but if you’re half as smart as you claim to be you’ll both find those records, and eyewitness statements that describe the suicide and other relevant details.

    That’s okay though. I made the claim. I have to back it up, but I’m not doing your work for you – especially if you have alleged expertise at finding this sort of stuff. I’ve pointed you in the right direction quite enough.

    Hint: It’s not in Mark Dapin’s book. You have to look further.

  83. Mater

    From p 60 of my memoir.
    Did you actually buy it, old mate, or find it in a library?

    Kidding aren’t you?

    Is there any element of your book that you haven’t replicated somewhere on the net, in an effort to justify your bullshit?

    You cut and paste the same shit, over and over and over again.

    Here:

    https://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/11/23/open-forum-november-23-2019/comment-page-11/#comment-3246284

    And here:

    http://1735099.blogspot.com/2012/07/confessions-of-bleeding-heart.html

    And God only knows where else.

    If I’m going to read fiction, I’ll pick up the latest Jack Reacher.

  84. Rex Anger

    Typical peacetime soldier who makes peacetime assumptions.
    Pissweak attempt at a cheap shot, Jack Hunt. Fail harder.

    Drill rounds were in short supply in that situation.
    Lots of soldiers were on courses.
    You took turns, but he got impatient.

    Are you seriously trying to intimate that one would use live rounds to practice weapon drills In the lines because of a lack of drill rounds (inert, cartidge-shaped pieces of plastic or metal with a soft base pad instead of a primer so as not to break a firing pin) and diggers being away on courses?

    No wonder all the sharks I’ve seen today are wearing crash helmets…

    Hey look out, Cats! Bob ‘Fonzarelli’ Whittaker has got his motorbike out!

    Now Jack Hunt, I assume that since you have answer for anything, that you are actually Walter Mitty VC MC (Bar) DSO MID, and were the coxswain on the submarine that saved Harold Holt from amiserable term as PM, and delivered him to a new life on some uncharted tropical paradise?

  85. Boambee John

    That’s right: sedition. It’s defined as conduct designed to incite rebellion against the constitution and established authority, which is precisely what he is doing.

    The Oz, publishing four years after the event, even got Shrillary’s gender wrong.

  86. Dot

    Got into the history books on account of a few stoushes I have had with Lizzie, Joanna, Arky, Bruce, m0nty and JC, to name just a few.

    I consider myself well versed in history for a layman and I don’t trust professional historians or academic researchers with political agendas.

    Now given I am a fair but younger than commenters like GM, P or jupes, that’s understandable I might be misinformed about history given how politicised the education system has become.

    So I have only one question, I hope it isn’t controversial or a sensitive topic that upsets people.

    What was the Vietnam War?

    I have never heard of it before.

  87. Cassie of Sydney

    “What was the Vietnam War?

    I have never heard of it before.”

    LOL….Dot….it’s the war that never ends.

  88. BrettW

    Cassie,
    Yesterday I was active in the SAS thread and made a post about Remsedivir no longer being recommended by WHO. I regularly post articles from Oz and CM including a Bolt column last night.

    I understand your dislike of Numbers. It would appear the blog is probably evenly split about responding and repeating every day. I just happen to be on the other side of the split.

    Sinc seems happy for it to continue so nothing will change.

    “So why don’t you post something of interest?”

  89. Cassie of Sydney

    “I understand your dislike of Numbers. It would appear the blog is probably evenly split about responding and repeating every day. I just happen to be on the other side of the split.”

    Fair enough…….for the time being it’s a free world.

  90. Boambee John

    But America is not an oligarchy, is it? And its institutions and democracy will hold, won’t they?

    Has anyone told the Cheatorats, MSM, and Big Tech? They might be shocked.

    The article is by Alan Kohler, which immediately discounts its value.

  91. Mother Lode

    What was the Vietnam War?

    I have never heard of it before.

    Details are fuzzy, but it had a good soundtrack.

  92. Dot

    GUNNER

    TODAY SOMONE BOUGHT ONE LOT OF 200K WORTH OF CAD AT 1 CENT A SHARE.

    WAS IT YOU???? 😑🤓🤭😂🦾👌😘😎🍾🍻🥳

  93. Roger

    What was the Vietnam War?

    I have never heard of it before.

    You’ll have to wait for Bob’s thesis, which will be the definitive account.

  94. Mater

    Details are fuzzy, but it had a good soundtrack.

    Going by Bob’s recollections, the details are…‘malleable’.

  95. BrettW

    From the Oz. Who will win ?

    With Alan Jones off on holidays at the end of next week, Sky News is staging a shootout between holiday season stand-ins for his Monday-to-Thursday 8pm show while he is away.

    There will be, we’re told, four two-week stints, divided between Rita Panahi, her fellow Sky Outsider Rowan Dean, ex-senator Cory Bernardi and commentator Cate McGregor.

    We’re told their stints will be something of an on-air audition. There’s talk of a new show in the 2021 schedule for whoever is the best performer.

  96. Cassie of Sydney

    “There will be, we’re told, four two-week stints, divided between Rita Panahi, her fellow Sky Outsider Rowan Dean, ex-senator Cory Bernardi and commentator Cate McGregor.”

    Rita will get the gig….she’s the woman among the men.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle

    * Alan Kohler is Editor in Chief of Eureka Report

    If Alan Kohler writes something, the empirical approach is believe the opposite.
    Pretty good rule of thumb.

  98. Dot

    Liberal Party cuck and Turnbull lapdog, Cory Bernardi.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rita will get the gig….she’s the woman among the men.

    Diversity wars!
    Somewhat dusky Rita (female, ethnic) vs Cate (tranny, cricket guru).
    You’d have to give it to Rita, but on woke rankings trannies are big right now.

  100. Arky

    1735099
    #3668311, posted on November 23, 2020 at 11:08 am
    And so has the discussion on whether or not to reply to his lies.

    Still waiting for the confirmation of your claim about your uncle above.

    Hahahahahaha HA HA.
    ..
    My original post had this in it, but I edited it out as unlikely, but now it’s happened!
    ..

    6. Numberwang comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment.

  101. Roger

    Fun facts: Apple, Amazon, Google & Facebook have a combined GDP equal to that of France.

  102. Arky

    OH MY GOD!
    I have just:
    ..

    7. Someone comments on Numberwang’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment.

  103. BrettW

    Rita is good but I would give it to Rowan.

  104. Arky

    I need someone to complain about my commenting on 7. above and wang to reply to him so I can:
    10. Arky comments on numberwang commenting on someone commenting on someone’s comments on Numberwang’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment.
    ..
    Please make this happen.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://1735099.blogspot.com/2012/07/confessions-of-bleeding-heart.html

    Interesting link, particularly the reference to a SLR – Self Loading (Automatic) (sic) Rifle.

  106. Arky

    You know, we could short circuit all this shit if people would just email Davidson and make it clear to him that we don’t need the geezer on the blog at all, or create a separate thread and coral the Vietnam bore there.

  107. jo

    Arky, whats on the horizon when the A is finished?

  108. Arky

    jo
    #3668408, posted on November 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm
    Arky, whats on the horizon when the A is finished?

    ..
    The A is like the Sydney harbour bridge, it will never be finished, once I have reached one end, I’ll need to start again at the other. Hopefully there will be some trips documented in between.

  109. BrettW

    Corral as in Corral Balmoral which is a Vietnam battle. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh. Not Vietnam again !

  110. Knuckle Dragger

    Global Agrarian Socialist News:

    On this day in 1760, Francois-Noel Babeuf was born. His newspaper, The Tribune Of The People was a leading left-wing voice in the French Revolution of liberty, egality and fraternity.

    He was executed in 1797 by the same revolutionaries who came to power on the back of his ‘voice’.

    There’s a message in there for some of us.

  111. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Kraken my arse!

    another bend over boyfriend?

  112. Rex Anger

    I need someone to complain about my commenting on 7. above and wang to reply to him so I can:
    10. Arky comments on numberwang commenting on someone commenting on someone’s comments on Numberwang’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment.
    ..
    Please make this happen

    Done!

    Arky, why are you commenting on the Jack Hunt comme ting abot someone else’s vomments etc. etc. and so forth, when you could simply be slapping him.like the rest of us are?

  113. Arky

    Rex Anger
    #3668431, posted on November 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    ..
    I don’t understand why you don’t understand why your commenting on my comments on numberwang commenting on someone commenting on someone’s comments on numberwang’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment is the whole reason this blog exists.

  114. miltonf

    Ah yes Kohler- dismissal winger in the 70s, Hawkeating shrill in 80s. Just another left wing meja operative. Any one here still like the Murdocks?

  115. Rex Anger

    @ Arky-

    🤯🤯🤯

    Whoooooa!

  116. bespoke

    The model A is a metaphor for Arky life.

  117. WAS IT YOU???? 😑

    No, not me mate. I’m out of CAD til the TrumpBux come in. I see it’s gone up today though!

  118. Zyconoclast

    From Zero Hedge

    The Trump Campaign issued a Sunday evening statement to clarify that attorney Sidney Powell, who has promised to unleash a ‘biblical’ election lawsuit in Georgia, is not part of the campaign’s legal team.

    Trump Campaign general counsel Jenna Ellis tweeted a joint statement with Rudy Giuliani which reads: “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”

  119. Haha – on November 7th I tweeted 2 words
    Hammer
    Scorecard
    I went back through my timeline and have a “! This claim about election fraud is disputed”
    🤣🤣😎😎🤙🤙
    I’m on @jack’s radar! Lol

  120. Leigh Lowe

    Can people please stop commenting on Arky’s comment about people commenting on whether or not people should comment on Private Blanket’s Unreliable Memoirs.

  121. thefrollickingmole

    The model A is a metaphor for Arky life.

    Im about to blow Arkys meta out of the water with a song commenting on my comments on numberwang commenting on someone commenting on someone’s comments on numberwang’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about numberwang’s comment is the whole reason this blog exists.
    Well we know where hes going
    And we know where hes been
    And we know hes a flogger
    But we can’t say what hes seen
    And we’re not little jellybeans
    And we know what we want
    And the future is retarded
    Give us time to work it out
    Yeah
    We’re on a road to Vietnam
    Come on inside
    Taking that ride to Vietnam
    I want off that ride
    I’m feeling monmaniacal this morning
    And you know
    We’re on the road to Pukapunyal
    Here he goes, here he goes
    We’re on a ride to Vietnam
    Come on inside
    Taking that ride to Vietnam
    Dont want take that ride
    Maybe you wonder where you are
    I don’t care
    Here is where Dotage is on his side
    Bore you there, bore you there
    We’re on a road to Vietnam
    We’re on a road to Vietnam
    We’re on a road to nowhere
    There’s a projector in my mind
    I Dont want to take that ride
    And it’s lies, baby, it’s all lies
    And it’s very long ago
    But it’s repeating day by day and it’s all lies
    Baby, it’s all lies
    Would you like to comment along
    You can help him whack his dong
    And it’s all lies, baby, it’s all lies
    They cant conscript you
    Unless you are a fool
    And it’s all lies, baby, it’s all lies
    There’s a projector in my mind
    Comment along and take that ride
    And it’s all lies, baby, it’s all lies
    And it’s very long ago
    But it’s repeated day by day and it’s all lies
    Baby, it’s all lies, yeah
    Would you like to comment along
    You can help him stroke his dong
    And it’s all lies, baby, it’s all lies
    They cant conscript you
    Unless you are a fool
    Baby, it’s all lies
    We’re on a road to Vietnam
    We’re on a road to Vietnam
    We’re on a road to Vietnam
    We’re on a road to Vietnam

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    Are there comments commenting on comments on people commenting on someone commenting on someone’s comments on people’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about people’s comments?

    Gentlepeople, please.

    It’s not that sort of blog.

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just checked on that quote of Margaret Thatcher’s where I wrote she said ‘young people should not be bored; it is very bad for them’. In fact, she used another word, not used much these days: ‘young people ought not to be idle; it is very bad for them’.

    In truth, while the young are a main concern, being ‘idle’ is bad for anyone of any age, except when on holiday. It’s ok then. Rest and recreation after an effortful day is not being idle, of course, nor the occasional day off. Idle is a rather loaded term, which should only be used well, as Mrs Thatcher used it. It contains a level of accusation and tends towards a will to be lazy.

  124. thefrollickingmole

    I killed the blog.
    Its been metad to death.

    Behold I have become Wang, destroyer of blogs…
    Gaze upon my mendacity and despair….

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Are there comments commenting on comments on people commenting on someone commenting on someone’s comments on people’s comments on someone’s comments about someone’s comments on someone commenting about people’s comments?

    Gentlepeople, please.

    It’s not that sort of blog.

    Far too much idle chatter? 🙂

  126. Speedbox

    From RT:

    First the vaccines, now the bill. As G20 leaders called, at the weekend, for fair distribution, US pharma giants have started to announce how much their products will cost,. Meanwhile, Russia says its alternative will be cheaper.

    The two American drug makers that aim to bring their vaccines to market first have now revealed their pricing strategies. Pfizer, which filed for US approval of its formula on Saturday, said earlier that a dose of its product will carry a $19.50 price tag. Moderna, thought to be close to signing a deal for a comprehensive rollout in the European Union, announced this week that it will charge between $25-37.

    As two doses of the vaccine are required per person, spaced out over several weeks, the overall cost will be doubled; $39 and $50-74, respectively.

    Meanwhile, in a statement on Sunday, the makers of Russia’s Sputnik V said the price of their formula “will be much lower.” A spokesman for the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which financed the formula developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Center, said their pricing structure will be formally announced next week. It had previously been indicated that the export price would be around $10 for both jabs.

    I understand that Putin offered the Russian Sputnik vaccine to the members of the G20 but the offer was met with only limited enthusiasm.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/507482-sputnikv-covid19-vaccine-cheaper/

  127. miltonf

    AGL has said to have 100% renewables in Australia you would need 350,000 shipping containers full of batteries which, when laid end-to-end, stretch from Sydney to Perth and into the Indian Ocean.
    When Kean/Labor/Greens talk about the ‘science’, they mean ‘science fiction’.

    Latho yesterday. Unusual honesty from AGL?

  128. miltonf

    Still reckon the Gladys McGuire government is worse than Carr. That’s really saying something I know.

  129. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3668531, posted on November 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm
    Still reckon the Gladys McGuire government is worse than Carr. That’s really saying something I know.”

    I don’t particularly like Gladys McGuire but she’s better than Carr. The problem with the NSW Liberals is that Michael Photios controls the party.

  130. miltonf

    We’ll have to agree to disagree on that Cassie- the full on assault on electricity infrastructure is happening under the libs. Not saying Carr wouldn’t have done it.

    Funny thing is the unions wouldn’t let Carr-Egan sell off the power stations.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    Well.

    The new online version of The Hun is shit.

  132. miltonf

    Electricity and baby chopping- if that’s not enough to destroy any vestige of goodwill to the lieboral pardy, I don’t know what is.

  133. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’d pick Rita to win the line up for host of a new show on Sky next year. She’s grown up a lot from the ‘cute’ early days. MacGregor is good but has limitations that might be distracting, older too and not crash hot on women’s experiential perspectives, truth be told; these come out far more naturally from Rita. Cory is often rather ponderous and this can be tedious although when he fires up it can be interesting. Rowan is extremely good value politically but can get a bit shouty, which is Paul Murray schtick and for me, his downfall. If Rowan calms down he might make it.

    Outsiders works brilliantly with Rita, James and Rowan as they are all quite different in style.

  134. Farmer Gez

    Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the pizza bar worker — a 36-year-old Spanish national who also worked at the Stamford Plaza — was being offered mental health support during his stay in hotel quarantine.

    “That person, as far as … I understand, is very regretful, and we do need to put those supports in place for them,” Professor Spurrier said.

    Perhaps brought on by blaming one person who told a fib rather than the immense idiocy of Nicola Spurrier, who thought she’d stumbled across a super new infectious strain without any medical evidence.
    Shameless.

  135. thefrollickingmole

    Outsiders works brilliantly with Rita, James and Rowan as they are all quite different in style.

    About the only show Id watch on Fox news was the old Hannity and Colmes.
    Precisely because of that, Hannity by himself shits me, but with Colmes waiting to shiv him if he got out of line it was quite engaging.

  136. jo

    Leigh Lowe
    #3668495, posted on November 23, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Can people please stop commenting on Arky’s comment about people commenting on whether or not people should comment on Private Blanket’s Unreliable Memoirs.

    Spud makes blanket statements to cover all eventualities

  137. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Latho yesterday. Unusual honesty from AGL?

    Seems so. Perhaps they have some super-battery in mind. Hard to see them going for coal, although gas is in their DNA, so maybe watch this space.

    It certainly sounds rather different to the AGL ad featuring the ‘you with us?’ idiot to whom most people would throw something at the TV and say ‘no!’.

  138. miltonf

    Who know what they’re up to. A very creepy company.

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Aeons ago, I used to write copy for AGL ads.

    Another time. They were mostly for gas stoves and happy housewives cooking with gas or for gas heating with a lot of ‘natural’ warmth.

  140. Cassie of Sydney

    “Unusual honesty from AGL?”

    I wonder if it is because they’ve finally woken up to the fact that environmental fascist loons also want to get rid of gas. For the last five years AGL has been kowtowing to green alarmism. Anyone remember those awful AGL ads from two years ago with the Mr Soy Boy walking around explaining that we have to change our ways? I don’t think that campaign worked well for them.

  141. thefrollickingmole

    Bloody boomers.

    Mr Blackitt: Look at them, bloody boomers. Filling the bloody
    world up with bloody causes they can’t afford to bloody pay for…

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/22/move-over-millennials-boomers-are-uks-greenest-generation
    Young people are often dubbed “Generation Green” – millennials and teenagers championing climate action and environmental values, often with a well-aimed dig at older generations who have failed to prevent a climate catastrophe.

    Yet it is their baby boomer parents and grandparents who are most likely to act in support of green issues, according to a national survey.

  142. miltonf

    Askin and Wran were saints compared to who’s running NSW now.

  143. thefrollickingmole

    From Jane Carosene.

    Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless.
    Call me when its 50/50..

    On Census night in 2016, more than 116,000 people were estimated to be homeless in Australia—58% were male,

    Looks like there has been a significant government success.

    No doubt female aspirations have not been helped by the federal government’s bizarre decision to price degrees popular with women students beyond reach. And, despite the rhetoric, many women who dreamt of studying the humanities haven’t gone into Stem. It seems many have given up the idea of attending university at all.

    Jane finds out the blowjob economy is mainly female..
    In September, the ABS estimated that 61% of all jobs lost since February were lost by women, and only a third of the jobs that have returned have gone to women.

    Apparently we are going back to “pleading the belly” for the ladies.
    The decision to allow Australians early access to their super to help tide them over has also been particularly disastrous for women.

    this matters because if you are forced into casual, part-time, low-paid work – and women make up almost 70% of part-time workers in Australia – if you come in and out of the workforce due to caring and domestic duties, if you are the last hired and first fired after you turn 50, you accumulate less super.

    The whole things the usual mish mash of “you pay for my choices” crap so called feminists have been trotting out for decades.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    Caro appears to be distinguishable by not giving her sisters a chop out in the form of cash, jobs or her own super.

    Someone else’s problem, clearly.

  145. JC

    There’s still hope for western countries when you see this.

    https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1330695619493638146

    Listen to the way the gals talk to him. So funny.

  146. Mother Lode

    Caro’s entire schtick seems to be that everything is a disaster especially for women.

    Rain, drought, hot, cold, demanding jobs, undemanding jobs – it would be simple enough to write a computer program to string together an argument full of holes that will join together the two absolutes: ‘poor women’ and ‘government funding’.

    Bet you she can’t find a woman to write it.

  147. JC

    Mother Lode
    #3668583, posted on November 23, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Caro’s entire schtick seems to be that everything is a disaster especially for women.

    The angriest Karen. I think she won the Tim Blair frightbat award several years ago.

  148. Dr Faustus

    As two doses of the vaccine are required per person, spaced out over several weeks, the overall cost will be doubled; $39 and $50-74, respectively.

    The real thick cream comes when:

    Western governments make vaccination mandatory (not coercively, of course, just as a prerequisite of participating in travel, work, government services, etc); and

    – Vaccination has to be done annually to maintain effective Rona resistance.

    Nice little earner.

  149. Dr Faustus

    I wonder if it is because they’ve finally woken up to the fact that environmental fascist loons also want to get rid of gas.

    Yes it is.
    AGL’s schtick is unreliable renewables at simpering soy boy “cheaper than coal” prices, made socially tolerable by gas backup generation that runs at ‘absolutely fucking eye-watering prices’ at night, or when the wind doesn’t blow.

    Not everyone can play that game. Holding gas contracts, delivery arrangements, and generation infrastructure is a significant barrier to competition.

    They don’t want government rotters spoiling that game by plotting a course that any old rentier can play.

  150. jupes

    Listen to the way the gals talk to him. So funny.

    And he puts his mask back on! How the fuck is he going to eat his meal?

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    . Anyone remember those awful AGL ads from two years ago with the Mr Soy Boy walking around explaining that we have to change our ways?

    That was the awful ‘are you with us?’ one I mentioned upthread as worthy of a throw at the TV.

  152. thefrollickingmole

    But those ads did what they were supposed to. Convinced government to tax coal to the extent gas became viable.
    Bit of the “cuddle the devil” though, now the tips in theyd like the green devil to stop.

    Hes promised only an inch
    But he hasnt told them it will be the back inch.

  153. Mother Lode

    The angriest Karen. I think she won the Tim Blair frightbat award several years ago.

    I recall that year. I had voted for Clemmie Ford.

  154. Runnybum

    Biggles…yoo hoo, where are ya….back under your mattress?

  155. Top Ender:

    “I don’t like really talking about it to anyone, even the officers,” Ronal said.
    “What’s happened has happened, you just move forward and try not to think about it, otherwise it just f..ks with my head.”

    Great.
    So now there will be a revenge attack, then a counter revenge attack… How many will be crippled or die?
    I think the way the Israelis deal with this kind if shit is the best – Collective punishment. All the families of all the participants sent back to their respective countries of origin. Even the ‘victims’.
    Only when the punishment is dealt out to all the clans will the parents start to take responsibility for the actions of their kids.

  156. Cassie:

    I would also add that the the very multi-cultural school that is Arthur Phillip High School had a student back in 2014 who flew an ISIL flag. Nothing to see here, nothing to see there.
    That’s the scum we import.

    WE didn’t import them Cassie, they were imposed on us without our consent.

  157. Leigh Lowe:

    Oat milk.
    Or, as I prefer to call it, thin porridge.

    I remember when I went nursing, the old remedy of ‘oat bath’ for psoriasis. Put a couple of hands full of porridge into a sock and tie the sock to the bath tap so the water runs through it.
    The sock holds back the eaty bits and just lets the fine suspendible bits through.
    Very good for relief of the itching and pain until prednisone can kick in.

  158. Well they have some cultural diversity going on right now.

    Embrace the diversity, my pretties!

    Not a lot of cultural diversity in these schools.

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NINE Australian soldiers take their own lives in just three weeks amid fallout from bombshell report exposing ‘war crimes’ in Afghanistan

    The findings were outlined in a major report into alleged Australian war crimes
    It’s believed the stress of the inquiry played a part in the suicide of nine soldiers
    Eight male and one female soldier – aged in their 20s to 50s – committed suicide
    Afghanistan war veteran Private Shane Holt took his own life on November 16
    The recent deaths aren’t related and don’t have direct links to war crimes inquiry

    Daily Mail.

  160. notafan

    Public sexual harassment in the UK?

    Solution is simple

    Wear a hijab.

  161. notafan

    how do you know numbers, can you tell by looking at them?

    There could be any number of students that identify as indigenous in Townsville.

  162. notafan

    Rosewood state high school report 2017

    428 students of which 64 were indigenous

    So apparently yes plenty of cultural diversity without even looking to see what background other students have.

  163. thefrollickingmole

    Just got sent the latest fatalities at work booklet by safe work Australia.

    Jane Karosene needs to get the ladies to lift their games.

    Men account for 97% of fatalities Australiawide.
    Must be all their privilege ..

    Transport & farming/fishing the worst per population.

  164. Arky

    UBI.
    The left are going to offer a future that involves a basic income for each resident.
    I personally don’t think this income will buy 3/5ths of fuck all by the time the effects of inflation are taken into account, but they are going for it.
    Given the vast amounts of resources locked up by states and the nation in parks, it isn’t unreasonable that these assets are made to pay, and the proceeds distributed among it’s owners, the citizens of this country.
    An Arky party would make these fucking parks pay. Plus mineral rights for the entire continent, plus visas plus anything else we could make a quid out of, a tariff on imports, renationalise any of these fucking companies that goes woke, and redistributed equally to everyone regardless of income to head off the UBI coming out of taxpayer funds.

  165. Arky

    If we in effect made Australia a corporation, and every citizen a shareholder, and the thing started paying out, people might be a bit more reluctant to give the thing away to refos, or run the thing down.
    Imagine if Australia cut you, your missus and each of your kids a $500 dividend cheque every quarter.
    Make you think twice about putting a giant poster “Welcome refugees” on your fucking cathedral, you pricks.

  166. how do you know numbers, can you tell by looking at them?

    I founded the Townsville school in 1987.
    These schools are Australian schools.
    Therefore they’re not monocultural.
    Almost no Australian schools are.
    It’s no longer 1950, and the adolescent knife carrying culture was imported from the USA.

  167. Old School Conservative

    A vaccine on its own will not end the #COVID19 pandemic. We will still need to continue:
    -Surveillance

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Nov 16.

    Don’t say we haven’t been warned.

  168. Nick

    I founded the Townsville school in 1987.

    The Townsville School. An art movement made famous by a bad tempered monkey that flung excretia at a wall.

  169. thefrollickingmole

    Karosenes sensitive wimmins commenters locate another way those bastard, bastard men cover up the awful, dire results of ladies life choices…

    Someone points out men die younger than women…

    samthefox
    Shock_Horror_Not
    2 hours ago
    0

    no it’s not. you’re still taking the average based on events causing death. woman do NOT live longer than men.

    men are more likely to die due to misadventure, workplace accidents, health issues etc. and so therefore it brings the average down.

    Suffrage, the mistake that kills nations.

  170. dopey

    A blind man walks into a bar….and a table….and a chair…

  171. BrettW

    From The Age. VICPOL enhancing their reputation further. note IT error is blamed !

    Next week the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants is due to hand down what is expected to be a damning report into the force’s use of barrister-turned-informer Nicola Gobbo to allegedly violate the rights of more than 124 clients.

    The details of the unfolding scandal are contained in a sworn affidavit from Detective Acting Superintendent Damian Jackson, head of Victoria Police’s covert services division that was given to the Victorian Bar Association last week.

    “Victoria Police has become aware that, due to an inadvertent IT error, call summaries that had been prepared of communications intercepted under a number of telecommunications interception warrants, and which it had identified as containing communications subject to legal professional privilege, had been inadvertently made accessible to investigators.”

    Under the law, the conversations between lawyers and clients are privileged and cannot be used by police for investigative or intelligence purposes. The ability to receive confidential advice from a lawyer that cannot be accessed, intercepted or used by police or prosecutors is considered a sacrosanct part of the rule of law and the right to a fair trial.

    When these types of conversations are inadvertently intercepted by wiretaps or other covert recording methods, police protocols require them to be marked as “privileged” and “quarantined” from police investigators.

    But Detective Acting Superintendent Jackson said investigators have been potentially able to gain access to written summaries of these protected communications after they were “inadvertently” exported to a file management system accessible by investigators thanks to an “IT error”. Copies of the actual recordings were not accessible, only the summaries, according to the affidavit.

    The alleged glitch appears to have been exporting the “quarantined” call summaries to detectives working on individual investigations since the program was introduced in September 2017 until the problem was detected in July 2020.

    “In light of the above discovery, a dedicated review team, of which I have oversight, was established … to undertake further enquiries in respect of this issue,” Detective Acting Superintendent Jackson wrote in the affidavit.

    “As a result of those enquiries, the review team found no evidence that LPP call summaries had been used by investigators to further an investigation.”

    But criminal solicitor Ruth Parker, who represented two people who were exonerated after being convicted of serious crimes as a result of police misconduct, said the revelations were “deeply concerning”.

    “Criminal lawyers are aware that phone calls [to clients] can be tapped, particularly prison calls. This has been a trust exercise where we have been told that there were methods to secure calls that were legally professional privileged and that they could not be accessed,” she said.

    “Victoria Police’s recent history does not instil in criminal defence practitioners any great trust that these assurances can be accepted or that the police will not act in a manner designed to conceal wrongdoing by its members. We are after all living in the post-Gobbo era where any level of trust between criminal defence lawyers and police members has been damaged, perhaps irreparably.”

    Victoria Police has declined to comment on the number of call summaries that may have been inappropriately disclosed to investigators or how the problem with the system was discovered.

    “In July this year, Victoria Police became aware of an issue where investigators were inadvertently able to access sensitive call summaries linked to their investigations. Victoria Police immediately rectified the issue of access and commenced an investigation into the matter,” a spokeswoman said.

    “The appropriate oversight bodies have also been notified of this matter, including IBAC and the Office of Public Prosecutions. At this time, there is no evidence that any of the calls have been used to further investigations. Further review of all investigations linked to the calls remains ongoing.”

    Police records show investigators obtained warrants to operate 110 covert listening, data and optical devices against suspects in 2018-19. Material from the devices were used “wholly or partly” to facilitate 79 arrests and secure 26 convictions in ongoing cases that year.

    While Victoria Police maintains no harm has been done, the breaches are now being disclosed to potentially affected lawyers and clients, as well as attracting the attention of IBAC.

    “IBAC is aware of, and is considering, this matter. We are unable to provide further comment at this time,” an IBAC spokesperson said.

    The Victorian Bar Association sent a warning to its members after senior representatives met with Victoria Police last week.

    “We were advised that an IT error had occurred, resulting in call summaries of telephone intercept material identified as containing communications subject to legal professional privilege being made accessible to investigators,” the email said.

    “Victoria Police advised that they intend to disclose the affected call summaries only to the holder of the privilege or those legal representatives or persons authorised by the holder of the privilege.”

    The association, as well as the Office of Public Prosecutions, have been contacted for comment.

  172. rickw

    When these types of conversations are inadvertently intercepted by wiretaps or other covert recording methods, police protocols require them to be marked as “privileged” and “quarantined” from police investigators.

    Suggest we delete the entire Firearms Registration database given that the Vikpol Clownshow can’t be trusted with sensitive information.

  173. miltonf

    Can’t Caro just go back to London and stay there?

  174. thefrollickingmole

    It’s no longer 1950, and the adolescent knife carrying culture was imported from the USA

    So the UK is now part of America?

    Dotage, not even once.

  175. Delta A

    I am trying to be surprised that the story about Vatican money allegedly sent to influence the Pell trial has completely disappeared.

    Vicpol not investigating, nor is anyone else, it seems.

    One can only hope that the Vatican and Italian police have a tad more curiosity.

  176. Bruce of Newcastle

    Next week the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants is due to hand down what is expected to be a damning report

    I have a great idea!
    Send VicPol to Afghanistan and the SAS to chase bad guys in Melbourne.
    It would be a net improvement in all respects.

  177. notafan

    Numbers puts up post with links implying that schools which are not ‘culturally diverse ‘ have problems similar to those where students openly support terrorism; when its pointed out students are not solely bogan Australian makes pointless irrelevant comment about the 1950s.
    How on earth could a ‘knife ‘ culture be imported from the US the home of the ‘gun wanker’.

    Oh and Australia has colonisation has always been multicultural living in backwaters of QLD you might not have noticed.

  178. Some History

    dopey
    #3668745, posted on November 23, 2020 at 6:09 pm
    A blind man walks into a bar….and a table….and a chair…

    HaHaHaaa 🙂

  179. notafan

    It may simply be that the money from the Vatican had nothing to do with Cardinal Pell.

  180. lotocoti

    Anyone happen to know how his 1659
    Not a lot of cultural diversity in these schools.
    and his 1757
    These schools are Australian schools.
    Therefore they’re not monocultural.
    Almost no Australian schools are.

    get to exist in the same universe?

  181. Ed Case

    More on the Denmark Mink Cull: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13113537/fury-bbc-live-mink-chucked-in-shredder-denmark/
    The story is, Denmark’s Ag Ministry is going round =to farms and culling Mink by throwing them live into a woodchipper, presumably to prevent the farmers from selling the fur.
    The Humane Society has applauded the cull.
    Caveat: it is a Murdoch paper, they have been known to invent their own facts.

  182. notafan

    Because he can’t hold a thought in his head for longer than five minutes?

  183. Dr Faustus

    The Townsville School. An art movement made famous by a bad tempered monkey that flung excretia at a wall.

    Ah, good. Back to stool inspection.

  184. Dr Faustus

    A blind man walks into a bar….and a table….and a chair…

    Amazing how one can go through life without hearing that one.

  185. Delta A

    It may simply be that the money from the Vatican had nothing to do with Cardinal Pell.

    That may well be. But it doesn’t alter the fact that more than a million Au$ came from the Vatican into Australia.

  186. Bruce of Newcastle

    culling Mink by throwing them live into a woodchipper

    Minkshakes?
    If you find white fur in your pet food you’ll know it was canned in Denmark.

  187. notafan

    And may have done so for a legitimate purpose.

    Doesn’t look like there was sufficient evidence to warrant any investigation, was the money stolen? No-one appears to have claimed that.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3668418, posted on November 23, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Global Agrarian Socialist News:

    On this day in 1760, Francois-Noel Babeuf was born. His newspaper, The Tribune Of The People was a leading left-wing voice in the French Revolution of liberty, egality and fraternity.

    Sorry, I should be able to do something with this, but just can’t.

  189. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    culling Mink by throwing them live into a woodchipper

    It’s the only way to be sure (if you’re not willing to nuke the place from orbit).

  190. Leigh Lowe

    BrettW

    #3668747, posted on November 23, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    From The Age. VICPOL enhancing their reputation further. note IT error is blamed !

    Whoa, hold up there!
    All sorts of minutiae about how call summaries were handled and anonymous and untraceable IT errors.
    But, when a call was recorded between a client and a lawyer, why was a call summary even made?
    This is deliberate tapping of privileged communications, pure and simple.

  191. rickw

    There’s still hope for western countries when you see this.

    Every dip-shit politician who fucked their constituency over COVID-19 should get this for the rest of their life.

    Being a dickhead and a traitor has consequences.

  192. Herodotus

    When a country stops Australian exports at the port of entry, or actively opposes numerous of our products from entering their country, should they get the ok from the FIRB to buy any, repeat any of our assets?

  193. Herodotus

    Big noting yourself as usual?
    I founded the Townsville school in 1987.
    These schools are Australian schools.
    Therefore they’re not monocultural.
    Almost no Australian schools are.
    It’s no longer 1950, and the adolescent knife carrying culture was imported from the USA.

    Get out of here. One minute you’re telling us we’re a bunch of nogood, unworthy conservatives and (even worse) libertarians, next you’re looking for approval of some tenuous do-gooder activity you say you were involved in way back.
    Given your record, we aren’t buying it.

  194. thefrollickingmole

    Herodotus

    They are for the most part, using spurious investigations and legal processes to justify that.

    And we have signed up to respect this sort of idiocy via dozens of idiot treaties.

  195. Arky

    YouTube is strange.
    If you chuck a dog vid up there, people watch it all the way to the end.
    This stupid fish vid I made got the living shit recommended out of it by their algorithm. I mean like 175 views off their suggested vids x15 more than my usual from that source, They really want you to make harmless pap.
    Enjoy the fish. You like fish. Watch the fish and don’t think about anything. Shut up and enjoy the fish plebs:
    ..


  196. BrettW

    Good idea. VICPOL would be particularly good at the catch and release part of dealing with bad guys.

    “Send VicPol to Afghanistan and the SAS to chase bad guys in Melbourne”

  197. Arky

    The fish were angry that day my friends.

  198. thefrollickingmole

    Arky

    In their defense, when you actually get them pulling a screaming armadillo (the “possum” story fools no-one) limb from limb while its children look on I bet it rates its socks off.

  199. Arky

    If I was smarter I would have come up with a clever running commentary for the stupid fish, and with the pushing from the algorithm I could have had a hit.
    Ahhhh…
    Can’t be fucked.

  200. Arky

    limb from limb while its children look on I bet it rates its socks off.

    ..
    No they won’t let you do wildlife snuff vids.
    I’ve tried.
    Breaches our community standards.
    Pfft.

  201. BrettW

    For those with an interest in JFK and in particular the Oliver Stone movie and the case by DA Jim Garrison
    there is an interesting book review at Quillette about new book about Garrison. In summary it is suggested the only person Garrison should have prosecuted was himself.

    A review of On the Trail of Delusion—Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser by Fred Litwin. Via Quillette.

  202. Arky

    Advertisers are the problem.
    Don’t want to associate with anything controversial.
    Maybe the communists were right after all.

  203. Rex Anger

    It’s no longer 1950, and the adolescent knife carrying culture was imported from the USA.

    Aside from his fanatical hatred of anything American, the Jack Hunt seems to have not encountered anyone from Central or Southern Europe at all during his adolescence.

    Knife carriage is culturally pretty common in many parts of the world. Even the ‘civilised’ ones. Toll or weapon.

    Jack Hunt actually spent 2 years in a cultural context in whicb everyone carried at least a clasp knife.

    One suspects this is why he hates weapons so much- It a) Reminds him too much of thebservice he hates, and b) Reminds him that an armed populace of any sort is far harder to subdue and inflict a Communist utopia upon, than an unarmed and frightened one…

    How’s today’s shark-jumping effort gone, Bobby boy? This mUh SkuuL DiV3rSiDeeEe gag is at least your second attempt….

  204. Arky

    Still, you learn something.
    Only 4% of people want to watch more than 2 minutes and 50 seconds of goldfish, no matter how personable and frisky they are.

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    Shut up and enjoy the fish plebs

    I could lend you a heron Arky.
    Would solve your goldfish problem.
    Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water.
    This one is only 3 minutes 10 seconds, but you could repeat it twice.

  206. thefrollickingmole

    No they won’t let you do wildlife snuff vids.
    I’ve tried.

    Use a plummy Pommie accent and claim you are David Attenborough’s 3ed cousins roomate at uni or something.

    From the Arky institute of advanced mammal mastication or something.

  207. Rex Anger

    How’s today’s shark-jumping effort gone, Bobby boy? This mUh SkuuL DiV3rSiDeeEe gag is at least your second attempt….

    Sinc, please ban 1735099 for animal cruelty.

    Interfering with sharks is a criminal offence in Sandgroperstan.

    Jumping sharks consttutes interference…

  208. miltonf

    Vandals who defaced a statue of British war hero Sir Henry Havelock with the words “racist” and “parasite” have been let off with a caution and a £450 charge towards cleaning costs.

    Major General Sir Henry Havelock (1795–1857), a veteran of the First Anglo-Burmese War, First Anglo-Afghan War, First Anglo-Sikh War, and Anglo-Persian War, lost his life in the Sepoy Mutiny, or Indian Rebellion, of 1857, helping to relieve the besieged city of Lucknow.
    You would expect this to give Wills sleepless nights. The Windsors really are a waste and space and money.

  209. Siltstone

    Arky, the problem with your fish vid could be the cascading water. The urge to leave and take a leak may have overcome viewers.

  210. Cassie of Sydney

    “It’s no longer 1950, and the adolescent knife carrying culture was imported from the USA.”

    Unbelievable.

  211. rickw

    “It’s no longer 1950, and the adolescent knife carrying culture was imported from the USA.”

    Unbelievable.

    Especially given that Machette culture originates from Africa and PNG.

  212. kaysee

    The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post Among Newspapers Paid Millions by Beijing-Controlled News Outlet to Publish Propaganda this Year

    An English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department paid U.S. media companies nearly $2 million for printing and advertising expenses over the past six months, even amid heightened scrutiny over Beijing’s disinformation efforts in the West.

    China Daily paid The Wall Street Journal more than $85,000 and the Los Angeles Times $340,000 for advertising campaigns between May and October 2020, according to a disclosure that the propaganda mill filed this week with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

    China Daily also paid Foreign Policy magazine $100,000, The Financial Times, a U.K.-based newspaper, $223,710, and $132,046 to the Canadian outlet Globe & Mail for advertising campaigns, according to the filing.

    The Wall Street Journal did not respond to a request for comment about its relationship with China Daily. The Los Angeles Times also did not respond to a request for comment.

  213. rickw

    I could lend you a heron Arky.

    I won’t bother posting him the coke can size depth charge then….

  214. rickw

    One can only hope that the Vatican and Italian police have a tad more curiosity.

    You know your country is stuffed when you’re relying on the Italian Police to investigate crimes and deliver Justice….

  215. Rex Anger

    Only 4% of people want to watch more than 2 minutes and 50 seconds of goldfish, no matter how personable and frisky they are.

    Maybe the fish are not the problem. Perhaps the viewers are too koi?

  216. rickw

    I had followed all the safety procedures but got the sequence wrong

    I’m glad you’re scared of guns, you’re an imbecile.

  217. Cassie of Sydney

    “Especially given that Machette culture originates from Africa and PNG.”

    Carrying knives are common in the Balkans, Middle East and central Asia. Sikh males carry the kirpan…I’m pretty sure that these cultures didn’t import this from the US…in fact I’m pretty sure that knife carrying in many cultures predates the discovery of the US.

    The racist is a sicko.

  218. Top Ender

    Chef cooked to hide Adolf Hitler’s death

    Hours after Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, his cook, Constanze Manziarly, was ordered to make him fried eggs and mashed potato to help to keep his death a secret, a new book has revealed.

    Constanze Manziarly: Hitler’s Last Cook includes previously unpublished letters that she sent to her family. They have provided a glimpse into the lives of those in Hitler’s entourage, who spent their days and nights on call to the insomniac dictator.

    They show that Manziarly hated the rigours of the job, where she had to provide Hitler, who suffered from chronic digestion trouble, with food suited to his health such as barley casserole, steamed carrots and cherry juice with linseed.

    By chance she was studying to be a dietician in a Bavarian town near Hitler’s Berghof retreat when he fired his previous cook after learning that she had Jewish blood.

    After her teachers made her cook for Hitler to win him over, she was kept on when he travelled to the Wolf’s Lair base in July 1944.

    She felt weighed down by the task, her letters to her father show.

    “Always with one foot in the grave, that’s no exaggeration!” She added: “Any resistance would only lead to me being taken to court.”

    Manziarly was soon invited to Hitler’s nocturnal tea parties, supposedly convivial chats attended by staff, in particular young women, where he would tell anecdotes about his youth and hold forth about art, history and nature. Participants recalled that they were dull events, but attendance was mandatory.

    On July 20, hours after a failed attempt on Hitler’s life, she wrote to tell her family that she was well. She devoted only three lines to the bomb explosion, writing, possibly with a nod to the censors, “We must be very grateful that providence preserved the Fuhrer for us,” before inquiring about the fruit harvest back home.

    She followed Hitler to Berlin as the war approached its end. Eight days before his death she had joined other staff in refusing his order to leave him and escape the advancing Soviet troops. It was her death sentence. Manziarly disappeared on May 2 while trying to leave Berlin. She was halted by Soviet soldiers and never seen again.

    Stefan Dietrich, the author, said the letters were undistorted by interpretation or memory lapses. “By strange coincidences, she became an extra on the stage of world history,” he added.

    The Times

  219. stackja

    NSW energy: Coal boss threatens legal action over renewables roadmap
    The $32 billion ­renewables roadmap has been slammed amid concerns the “gross” intervention in the market will push up electricity prices.

    Clarissa Bye, Clare Armstrong and James O’Doherty
    November 23, 2020 – 7:03PM
    The Daily Telegraph

    A coal power station boss has threatened legal action over NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean’s $32 billion ­renewables roadmap, amid concerns the “gross” intervention in the market will push up electricity prices.

    The state government’s infrastructure bill to legislate massive “renewable energy zones” located around NSW has been criticised by the electricity sector as unnecessary interference.

    Vales Point power station boss Trevor St Baker said he had believed there was “bipartisan support” for the continued operation of coal fired power, “albeit at minimum operational output”.

    “However the gigantic intervention into the electricity market in NSW … has to be seen as a massive change of electricity law, which will have investors seeking legal redress against the government,” he said.

    Situated on the Central Coast, Vales Point has a total generating capacity of 1320MW of power.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal the $130-a-year bill savings figure Mr Kean has used to sell the plan is based on the scenario that consumers would have to pay more if four of the state’s five coal-powered stations closed and nothing was done to replace the energy they produce.

    “Yes, if we did nothing consumers would bear the brunt of higher prices, as we’ve seen in other states where generators have closed before they’ve been replaced,” Mr Kean said.

    One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham said future savings were “meaningless” for consumers.

    “It adds to Mr Kean’s appalling pattern of either hiding the facts or manipulating them on this bill,” he said.

    AGL chief executive Brett Redman was also scathing of the NSW Government’s clean energy policy, arguing the market should be left to drive investment in battery and pumped hydro which were already “on the verge of absolutely taking off”.

    Mr Redman said AGL was “rushing to do some modelling” to better understand the roadmap, while a spokesman for EnergyAustralia also confirmed the company was “taking time” to review it.

    Mr Latham forced parliament to sit for an extra week to consider the legislation by moving almost 250 amendments to the bill.

    With the support of Labor and the Greens, the energy bill is set to easily pass the upper house, but Mr Latham’s amendments must be considered before it can go to a final vote. .

  220. lotocoti

    Anyone else surprised to learn the use of stiletto by Sicilian stiddari was imported from the USA more than a century ago?

  221. Tintarella di Luna

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3668196, posted on November 23, 2020 at 9:19 am
    Worth a read…

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/11/22/howie-carr-pam-kelley-another-kennedy-casualty-passes-away/

    Now that’s what I call an excoriation!

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    From Tinta’s link:

    ‘Like Marilyn Monroe and Mary Jo Kopechne, Pam was just more collateral damage in the family’s Hundred Years War against women.’

    BAM. Pick that up and run with it, Caro.

    No?

  223. lotocoti

    I had followed all the safety procedures but got the sequence wrong

    First Immediate Action:
    Stop, Cock, Look and BANG.

  224. kaysee

    THIS is a Meeting Privately Recorded in EDMONTON Alberta Canada

    Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta during a zoom conference call that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.”

  225. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3668865, posted on November 23, 2020 at 8:09 pm”

    Yep…a total excoriation which is why I posted it. I remember after JFK Jnr lost control of his plane and killed not just himself but also his wife and her sister…..Christopher Hitchens wrote a blistering piece titled “Kennedy’s kill women”. Hitchens was right…just like he was right about a lot of things.

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Chef cooked to hide Adolf Hitler’s death

    Don’t have the title to hand, but a new history of the Second World War has an account of a senior Luftwaffe officer being invited to dine with the Fuhrer – a vegetarian meal, no alcohol and no smoking in the Fuhrer’s presence.

  227. Mater

    1735099
    #1348446, posted on June 16, 2014 at 7:25 am
    I finished up in infantry partly because I was a good shot.
    I am not a Hoplophobe. I was well trained on the L1A1 FAL, M -60, M-16, M-79, M- 72 and 9mm Browning, and have used the first three in anger. Being on the receiving end in the two way range, and seeing what a high powered round does to the human body also tends to sharpen up your ideas. I doubt many of the gun enthusiasts posting here have that background.
    Gun control is about public safety, not ideology……

    Not well enou…“BANG”…

  228. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    L1A1 FAL (sic.)

    Never heard the L1A1 referred to as an FAL, not in two branches of the military.

  229. Entropy

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal the $130-a-year bill savings figure Mr Kean has used to sell the plan is based on the scenario that consumers would have to pay more if four of the state’s five coal-powered stations closed and nothing was done to replace the energy they produce.

    Queensland really should stop selling power south of the border. These virtue signalling sociopaths need to experience the brunt of their idiocy.

    Close the interconnectors!

  230. Roger

    Don’t have the title to hand, but a new history of the Second World War has an account of a senior Luftwaffe officer being invited to dine with the Fuhrer – a vegetarian meal, no alcohol and no smoking in the Fuhrer’s presence.

    All washed down with lashings of cherry juice mixed with linseed oil.

    Were sandals with socks optional or de rigueur?

    It’s very appropriate that Germans have never forgiven themselves for falling for this fellow.

  231. Tintarella di Luna

    If I was smarter I would have come up with a clever running commentary for the stupid fish, and with the pushing from the algorithm I could have had a hit.
    Ahhhh…
    Can’t be fucked.

    Arky maybe Aussie Man might give it a go and make it go viral

  232. lotocoti

    It’s very appropriate that Germans have never forgiven themselves for falling for this fellow.

    He was Austrian, they thought there’d be Sacher-Torte.

  233. Farmer Gez

    I’m sorry but our fifteen year old teenage daughter downloading the social dramas of the school day is slowly killing my zest for life.
    Two stubbies has had no effect on the white noise of pointless twaddle reaching my ears.

    “Listen to this Dad. You won’t believe it.”

    Beam me up Scotty.

  234. Nick

    Two stubbies has had no effect on the white noise of pointless twaddle reaching my ears.

    “Listen to this Dad. You won’t believe it.”

    She’s adopted a wild bird ?

  235. Tintarella di Luna

    What I find so appalling about Demonrat voters is that for 47 years they sent Teddy “I left MaryJo Kopechne to die by drowning” Kennedy to Washington as a Senator and they’ve done the same for Creepy Sleepy Beijing Biden

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