Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. MatrixTransform says:

    Thank you Fiona

    a dastardly mole

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    And Victoria is still in a State of Emergency.

    Still suffering from the highly contagious socialism virus?
    No vaccine for that, just slow decline until the end.

  3. Dr Faustus says:

    In Golden Triumph of Xi Thought news:

    Platts assessed Premium Low Vol FOB Australia at $160.50/mt Jan. 28, up $3/mt from Jan. 27.

    …market sources said that soaring Atlantic prices have become less palatable which in turn saw buyers from Europe, South America and India seeking for competitively-priced Australian materials. The surge in Atlantic prices, particularly for high grade coals with high coke strength after reaction and low ash, was due to the Chinese buyers’ demand for non-Australian materials.

    So, North American coal producers are introducing unlubricated pineapples to the Chinese steel industry.

    The resulting hike in the Atlantic hard coking coal spot price has promptly offset the shipping premium ex East Coast Australia and introduced Australian producers to new customers.

    China: the turd in the international soup bowl.

  4. Frank says:

    You can’t be cruel to a dead man.

    Hmm, yes. Probably not good if you get caught bonking one though.

  5. Some History says:

    miltonf
    #3741294, posted on January 29, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    It’s government of spite and malice by thieves.

    For the last few months the Democraps and their propaganda arm (MSM) have just been throwing fuel on the fire that they were instrumental in lighting to begin with. According to the Democraps there was no election fraud. Those who believe there was are “conspiracy theorists”. The Democraps have reduced over 70 million Americans to “white supremacists”, “domestic terrorists”.

    One of the latest, vile, repugnant showings by the Democraps was by Stephen Colbert and Rep. Speier on last night’s Colbert Show. Rep Speier survived being shot in the Jonestown massacre in 1978.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDKLKYecj3A&list=PLiZxWe0ejyv_twqxImsp04Oxixc35djhb&index=5

    Rep. Speier likening the Jim Jones cult to Trump and MAGA.

    “If they had guns, imagine the death; imagine the destruction; imagine the mayhem”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ4Xq-Q4ctc&list=PLiZxWe0ejyv_twqxImsp04Oxixc35djhb&index=6
    .

  6. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘You really don’t want the coffin and passenger floating up out of the ground.’

    In some of the more remote areas of the NT the locals favour ‘traditional’ burial practices, which in effect means dumping in a shallow grave and walking off. Depending on where the site is, the local camp dogs – when it’s proper Wet and the soil’s running off – can be seen lumping a humerus down the street or in a clear spot away from the spinifex.

    Saw three dogs with three humerii* in Epenarra, SW of Tennant Creek once.

    *Probably the plural of humerus. I mention this word in honour of ‘spatulate’ from yesterday.

  7. calli says:

    Not funny, Knuckles.

  8. calli says:

    Ba boom-tish!

  9. feelthebern says:

    ‘spatulate’

    Calvin Candie would be proud of that.

  10. Nick says:

    The gall of that brainless mong Palacexhook, whine about needing money because the tourists didn’t come. Lol. Couldn’t she see that ?

  11. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Rep. Speier likening the Jim Jones cult to Trump and MAGA.

    Weird, because the left has drunk the green cordial in a big way.
    And want the rest of us to drink it too.
    Always projection.

  12. miltonf says:

    Speier seems to be another cadaver trying to masquerade as a dolly bird. Our pollymuppets are amateurs compered to Congress when it comes to spite, malice and leaching off taxpayers. They must smell too.

  13. feelthebern says:

    Why go all the way back to Jonestown?
    Why not the recent Bernie Bro who took his insanity for a walk on a baseball field?

  14. Johno says:

    There was a flood on the Molonglo River in the 1970s. It washed away a portion of the Queanbeyan Cemetery which resulted in a search party trying to locate the relocated departed from Lake Burley Griffin.
    I was there when that happened, had a penthouse in Booth street, the lower car park was flooded.Not that bad, got a day off.

  15. jupes says:

    The gall of that brainless mong Palacexhook, whine about needing money because the tourists didn’t come. Lol. Couldn’t she see that ?

    Of course she could but there’s no harm in asking. There’s a good chance Slomo will give our money to her.

  16. Mater says:

    The gall of that brainless mong Palacexhook, whine about needing money because the tourists didn’t come. Lol. Couldn’t she see that ?

    “People living in New South Wales, they have NSW hospitals tourist spots, in Queensland, we have Queensland hospitals tourist spots for our people”

  17. Some History says:

    AOC bringing round another fuel truck.


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @AOC

    I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out. Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1354848253729234944

  18. miltonf says:

    Most of these parasites in congress seems to have ‘degrees’ in political ‘science’ or are effing lawyers or both.

  19. Leigh Lowe says:

    *Probably the plural of humerus. I mention this word in honour of ‘spatulate’ from yesterday.

    See ya later, spatulator.

  20. Some History says:

    AOC (and the rest of the Democraps) fails to comprehend that her claim about the GOP can far better be made about the Democraps


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @AOC

    Replying to
    @AOC
    “We need healing + unity, but I will not take any responsibility for my actions, nor will I acknowledge the contributions my lies made to the violence or the harm that it caused, nor do I believe anyone should be held accountable. But if you’re mad at that you’re divisive.” – GOP

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1354880952141553674

  21. Leigh Lowe says:

    Of course she could but there’s no harm in asking. There’s a good chance Slomo will give our money to her.

    They might cave in, but so far they have told her to dip into her own treasury.

  22. Some History says:

    More fuel to the fire from AOC.
    That grating “iiiiind” sound that AOC makes is apparently her attempt at the English word “and”.

    “There are no consequences in the Republican caucus for violence. No consequences for racism. No consequences for misogyny. No consequences for insurrection. And no consequences means that they condone it. It means that that silence is acceptance,” says @AOC.

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1355015998559166466

  23. miltonf says:

    Are trash like occasional car sex and Waters for real? Do there really believe the mental vomit they come up with? Or are they sock puppets?

  24. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    “There are no consequences in the Republican caucus for violence. No consequences for racism. No consequences for misogyny. No consequences for insurrection. And no consequences means that they condone it. It means that that silence is acceptance,” says @AOC.

    fiesty!, what’s your onlyfans handle?

  25. Snoopy says:

    but so far they have told her to dip into her own treasury.

    Palace Chook’s vault doesn’t remotely match Scrooge McDuck’s.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    AOC obviously didn’t learn anything from her stint as a waitress, like that ordinary people want to live their lives without being persecuted by politicians like her.

  27. DrBeauGan says:

    Are trash like occasional car sex and Waters for real? Do there really believe the mental vomit they come up with? Or are they sock puppets?

    It’s a good question. My theory is that they’ve chosen to live in a collectivist fantasy because reality is too complicated for them. You see m0nty doing exactly that.

  28. miltonf says:

    Never seen such a collection of trash as the US congress. People like Cruz are a rarity.

  29. one old bruce says:

    Oh man. Major disappointment – buffalo-horned-shaman Capitol guy is going to testify vs Trump. There was me thinking he was on our side. He sure looks like one of those redneck Merkins the BBC is always warning us about.

    His testimony could be devastating.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    old bloke
    #3741318, posted on January 29, 2021 at 6:02 pm
    You really don’t want the coffin and passenger floating up out of the ground.
    There was a flood on the Molonglo River in the 1970s. It washed away a portion of the Queanbeyan Cemetery which resulted in a search party trying to locate the relocated departed from Lake Burley Griffin.

    No offence taken Old Bloke. I knew little of her, being only 3 when she died, but my mother was buried there, I think. She was never discussed in polite circles. I have made several attempts to find records of this, but all have yielded nought. Just hope she was on the high ground and one day I may find an answer. I do know that her demise, at term, was accelerated by being sent home with twins on the way, along the then notorious Captain’s Flat road.

  31. C.L. says:

    “To have lost three cherished members of our families in such a senseless and sudden way is beyond our comprehension.”

    Family of Katherine Leadbetter and Matthew Field killed in hit and run reveal pair were expecting baby boy named Miles.

    The couple were pretty special people.

    Their nursery for Miles was already set up and ready.

    Killed by a fuckwit on bail for 50+ offences.

    Personally, I would jail the magistrate if it were possible.

  32. Ed Case says:

    Lyin’ Ted is a Mark Latham type.
    Remember how Latham brought Bomber down by waving Simon’s Bloody Shirt, then turned out to be an A Grade Arsehole?
    Lyin’ Ted is trying the same play re Trump and the stolen election.
    It could work to get him Nominated in 2024 as long as Don doesn’t blow the whistle.
    Will Trump play along?

  33. C.L. says:

    Never seen such a collection of trash as the US congress.

    It’s the worst line-up in my lifetime – or ever, probably.

  34. one old bruce says:

    G- Mayfly, have you tried:
    https://austcemindex.com/ ?

  35. C.L. says:

    The couple’s baby had a name: Miles.
    He was a person and he was killed.

    Let’s see what the DPP does here – this is a tell-all moment.

  36. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Biden was inaugurated a week ago, and like the dictator his handlers have long yearned to install, his has started out as a cruel administration. His 22 executive orders so far, more than any other president in history, have already sent tens of thousands of jobs down the drain with coldhearted carelessness.

    Seeing the vacant old goat sitting there with his pen reminds me of Stalin going through the lists of those he will liquidate and the lucky ones he will spare.

  37. one old bruce says:

    PS G-M, no need to fill in all the boxes on that search site, just fill in surname and read down the list.

  38. miltonf says:

    If you are referring to Ted Cruz, if he’s a Mark Latham type then more power to Ted Cruz.

  39. Dr Faustus says:

    “People living in New South Wales, they have NSW hospitalstourist spots, in Queensland, we have Queensland hospitals tourist spots for our people”

    She’s tone deaf and not smart.
    Given nobody north of the Tweed has died of Rona since May, she thinks she’s shit hot.

    She’s only partly that.

  40. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    G- Mayfly, have you tried:
    https://austcemindex.com/ ?

    Bookmarked for perusal. Thank you

  41. Rafiki says:

    (Apologies if I repeat what has already been said.) The brou-ha-ha over Pastor Margaret’s medal has some distance to run. The call from some to have the Council revoke its award must surely fail. Any move on its part to do so must cause ScoMo to act or he will be in trouble with at least the pentecostals). Even absent a reaction from the Council it should be sacked unless those who told the media that her award was just a square off for Laver’s award are identified and booted. That disclosure is disgraceful.

    More amusement might result were several more to hand back their baubles. This will put pressure on others to follow suit and some media might have fun putting the question “are you going to” to those who have a self-created media presence. It would be nice to see a petition calling on all bauble holders to resign.

  42. Ed Case says:

    He wasn’t on Bail for 50+ Offences, the cop handling the Media cleared that up yesterday.
    What are the 50 Offenses that he’s been charged over, the vast majority very likely finalised ages ago?
    Well, there’d be 20 x Resisting Arrest, another 20 x Obscene Language, the rest Graffiti, Vandalism, and stealing Chocolates out of the Supermarket.
    Palaszczuk is latching onto this like a Rottweiler on a drunk’s leg, to take attention away from her woeful Government and personal performance.

  43. Frank says:

    Rep. Speier likening the Jim Jones cult to Trump and MAGA.

    Jim Jones was pals with Nancy Pelosi so wrong party there. He was handy in his San Francisco days for being able to turn out a crowd when someone needed intimidatin’, sounds familiar come to think of it.

  44. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    one old bruce
    #3741387, posted on January 29, 2021 at 7:18 pm
    PS G-M, no need to fill in all the boxes on that search site, just fill in surname and read down the list.

    The way is fraught alas. Details on my birth certificate contradict entries on others. Wartime, so things may have been inadvertently muddled.

  45. Nick says:

    He killed three people Septimus.

  46. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Never seen such a collection of trash as the US congress. People like Cruz are a rarity.

    Seventy five million Americans agree with you.

    Republican voters think even journalists (5%) are more honest and ethical than congresscritters (4%).
    Congress is dead last on the list.

    U.S. Ethics Ratings Rise for Medical Workers and Teachers (Gallup poll, 22 Dec)

  47. miltonf says:

    Interesting Bruce. Career politicians are a menace and they don’t like real people crashing their party.

  48. Dr Faustus says:

    …buffalo-horned-shaman Capitol guy is going to testify vs Trump.

    A pivotal player and a witness of truth. All he has to say is:

    “Trump came to me in a peyote dream and said, ‘Go burn down Congress and all in it’…”

    – and just like that, Trump is impeached.

  49. H B Bear says:

    but so far they have told her to dip into her own treasury.

    You mean stick it on the credit card with the other $90bn.

  50. Ed Case says:

    It’s a tragedy, Nick.
    Instead of throwing fuel on the fire, like the Qld Premier is doing, why not wait for the Hearing in March, that’s only 5 weeks away?

  51. C.L. says:

    As for the cop who ‘handled’ the media yesterday, at one stage he said it made no difference to the couple if the offender was on bail or not.

    Um, yeah – it does make a very large difference.

    Like, they’d still be alive if he was remanded as an habitual, dangerous menace.

  52. old bloke says:

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3741378, posted on January 29, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    I have made several attempts to find records of this, but all have yielded nought.

    Why the mystery GM? Death certificates usually record where the deceased was buried. There’s a list of burials at the Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery here.

  53. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Let’s see what the DPP does here – this is a tell-all moment.

    He’ll be out in two or three years max. We all know that.

  54. Ed Case says:

    He pled Guilty to the 50 Offenses, the Matter was finalised.
    Sounds like the 50 Offenses related to the one Incident.

    He was on Bail for something else the other day, did the cops oppose Bail?
    If they didn’t, why is the Magistrate being abused?

  55. Rex Anger says:

    Grigory, go back to cricket before you beclown yourself over nothing yet again.

  56. notafan says:

    We don’t the details of the other offences currently bailed on or whether police opposed bail, you are merely speculating Mr Case

    What we do know

    Queensland restorative justice program

  57. Tailgunner says:

    if they can’t pay it

    Then their lenders pay it.
    And so forth.
    😎🐸
    Let’s see who punks out first?

  58. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Given nobody north of the Tweed has died of Rona since May, she thinks she’s shit hot.

    She’s only partly that.

    Thanks Dr Faustus — laughter is very therapeutic and I think I know which part she isn’t.

  59. MatrixTransform says:

    to take attention away from her woeful Government and personal performance.

    psychopathic scum murders a family and you post drivel like this?

    you are a complete retard, Sad Case.

  60. Tintarella di Luna says:

    It’s the worst line-up in my lifetime – or ever, probably.

    Ever when it comes to the Demoncraps and the RINOs right there beside them.

  61. Old Lefty says:

    Note the GayBC and Gaystapo assumption, by the way, that a married Christian heterosexual woman must be a brainless ventriloquist’s dummy for her husband.

  62. Doc Faustus:

    The surge in Atlantic prices, particularly for high grade coals with high coke strength after reaction and low ash, was due to the Chinese buyers’ demand for non-Australian materials.

    Do you have a link or summat so I kin edderucate meself of why there is high strentth coke and low strength coke?
    It’s alway seemed the same to me – it’s how much you can stuff into each norstril that matters.

  63. MatrixTransform says:

    Then their lenders pay it.
    And so forth.

    oh yeah … we’ll see about that

  64. Ed Case says:

    ***psychopathic scum murders a family and you post drivel like this?***

    Here’s last weeks news from Kingston, a suburb adjoining Woodridge and Waterford West that doesn’t have many aboriginal people living in it:
    Ice Cream Van Lady quits after getting robbed at knifepoint [to her throat] twice, shotgun fired through the wall of a house, shards of fibro embedded in guy’s head on other side, Police helicopters fly over every night spotlighting people on the ground, Police cars up and down the same streets every day, people can’t hang washing out on the line because it gets stolen.

    This is going on all the time, but because the Criminals aren’t aboriginal you won’t hear Media or Palaszczuk wailing and breast beating about it.
    As a matter of fact, you won’t hear anything about it.
    Channel 9 did a programme last week, Qld’s 100 worst suburbs.
    Kingston didn’t make the cut.

  65. Roger says:

    The surge in Atlantic prices, particularly for high grade coals with high coke strength after reaction and low ash, was due to the Chinese buyers’ demand for non-Australian materials.

    Xi’s (virtual) speech to Davos this week indicated that his only desires are world peace and free trade.

    If only he knew about the trade embargo on Australia.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Old Lefty – She seems to be quite lefty herself, as I pointed out to Numbers this morning. A human rights lawyer who worked at the UN.

  67. Oh come on says:

    I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out. Happy to work w/ almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed. In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.

    lol what a drama queen. She would have been in far greater physical danger tending the bar on a Tuesday afternoon.

  68. jupes says:

    No Australian has died of the ‘rona since Dec 28 last year. Since then over 400 new cases have been recorded. Just to repeat, none of them have died.

    In the meantime, going by the average daily death rate across the country, 12,800 Australians have died from other causes.

    Meanwhile, the ‘rona still leads the daily news, people are being deprived of their libert and borders remain closed.

    Just fucking insane.

  69. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    move over Melania

    Shome mishtake shurely.

  70. Roger says:

    How teen, 17, was given a slap on the wrist over FIFTY offences and freed on bail

    Par for the course.

    The community and the police – apart from the wally cited – are sick of it.

  71. MatrixTransform says:

    you won’t hear Media or Palaszczuk wailing and breast beating about it.

    your are so fucking stupid it beggars belief

  72. jupes says:

    The community and the police – apart from the wally cited – are sick of it.

    But it will continue until the legal profession is held accountable for their fuckups.

    In other words, it will never change.

  73. miltonf says:

    Meanwhile, the ‘rona still leads the daily news, people are being deprived of their libert and borders remain closed.

    Because the media isn’t their to inform, it’s there to shape public opinion. I’m old enough to remember when migrants from NESB were expected to assimilate and were ‘new Australians’. Then when I was at high school it was ‘a multicultural society’ say it again ‘a multicultural society’ and again in case you don’t get it ‘a multicultural society’. In spite of this, so many children of NESB migrants and their children are fully skippified. The meja telling us what to think and how to think is not new.

  74. calli says:

    Are you wearing beer goggles, Mayfly? 😀

  75. calli says:

    Will this thread ever end? Nineteen pages?

    Over the edge and into the void soon.

  76. notafan says:

    GM may not be but the agency surely is.

  77. feelthebern says:

    calli, the thread will continue until morale improves.

  78. OCO:

    lol what a drama queen. She would have been in far greater physical danger tending the bar on a Tuesday afternoon.

    If her bra size matched her IQ, she’d be still tending tables in Bumfuck, Idaho.

  79. Roger says:

    But it will continue until the legal profession is held accountable for their fuckups.

    In other words, it will never change.

    The longer the judiciary facilitates this behaviour the more citizens are affected.

    The turning point must come.

  80. calli says:

    I may have hurt Knuckles’ feelings (if such a thing is possible).

    The combination of humerus plus drumsticks was irresistible.

  81. feelthebern says:

    Prayers for IT.
    He has the biggest day of his life coming up.

  82. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘but because the Criminals aren’t aboriginal you won’t hear Media or Palaszczuk wailing and breast beating about it.’

    Bullshit, you squealy little apologist. Seeking agendas where there are none.

    Do you have any idea how much bad stuff you have to deliberately do in order to rack up 50 charges as a juvenile? You have to first magic carpet your way through the ‘juvenile diversion system’, which is designed to make fully 75% of these go away and not hit your record. For a 17 year old to have 50 on his docket he’s really, really trying be what I described him as earlier. A piece of human shit.

    Swap your chocolate stealing and graffiti for car thieving and aggravated burglaries, committed whilst in the possession of weapons while the occupants are at home and/or asleep, and you’ll be closer to the mark.

    This is indefensible. Indefensible.

  83. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I may have hurt Knuckles’ feelings’

    No no calli! Saying it wasn’t funny was humourous, in and of itself.

  84. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    old bloke
    Geriatric Mayfly
    Why the mystery GM? Death certificates usually record where the deceased was buried. There’s a list of burials at the Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery here.

    I had been to sites similar to yours OB, not only for Q’byan, but Canberra, Bungendore, Braidwood et al. Navigation is not my strong point, mainly due to a lack of patience with clicking this and that pointing at that. HOWEVER, your link has found her in Q’byan as assumed. Name/date correct. Thank you again, but I shan’t be visiting – ‘Anglican Section Site Unknown.’

  85. notafan says:

    Was a juvenile that did the aggravated burgary on my daughter’s home in another part of QLD, including stealing there car to use in other burglaries

    Wrist slapping seems to be an encouragement.

  86. Ed Case says:

    ***This is indefensible. Indefensible.***
    What’s indefensible is you posting police Reports from Aboriginal Communities day in, day out, and carrying on like a Stereotypical Ocker idiot the rest of the time, and in doing so, discrediting the serious commenters on the site.
    You’re not the only one playing this game, just the most obvious.

  87. notafan says:

    Ed case was you claiming this person was an aboriginal based on finger shapes and now you are wagging finger

    Or did you slip out of sock?

  88. Neil says:

    Will this thread ever end? Nineteen pages?

    On the eighteenth page i made a comment that Joe Burns was better than his replacement- Marcus Harris

    But nobody replied.

  89. Dr Faustus says:

    Do you have a link or summat so I kin edderucate meself of why there is high strentth coke and low strength coke?

    In a blast furnace, Coke has three basic jobs:

    1) to generate heat;
    2) to provide a reducing atmosphere to convert iron oxide to iron;
    3) to provide a physical support to hold up 100’s of tonnes of iron ore and flux, so that hot gasses can be blown through the charge to make the reaction pop.

    ‘Strength’ essentially relates to how strong the Coke is in terms of job 3. Hard Coke doesn’t crush and crumble under the weight, soft tends to. Different coking coals produce different strengths of Coke because of different mineral composition. They can be blended to give the strength properties needed for a particular ore/furnace – but harder is better.

    Try this brief technical description that manages not to disappear into impenetrable jargon.

  90. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘posting police Reports from Aboriginal Communities’

    They are confirmed reports from the towns and settlements. Darwin is not, despite appearances, an aboriginal community. Tennant Creek is a welfare shithole. Other places you have no idea bout are the same.

    Because you don’t go outside doesn’t mean nothing happens outside.

    ‘carrying on like a Stereotypical Ocker idiot’

    The best compliment I’ve had all week. I appreciate that, traffic paddle boy.

  91. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Ed isn’t really a tard.

    He’s a MasterTard of speculation. Most likely probably perhaps in all likelihood Bert Ironmonger crystalline salt how about the steak I just ate which came from the shop.

  92. Leigh Lowe says:

    Apparently, if you knock off a family size box of Cadbury Favourites from Coles in BrisVegas, you get charged for each and every Turkish Delight, Crunchie and Picnic bar.
    Pinch a slab of XXXX?
    That’s 25 charges.
    One for each stubby and one for the carton.

  93. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Here a report:

    17 year old piece of shit career criminal kills entire family after judicial system lets him do it.

    The End.

  94. Ed Case says:

    You don’t know Brisbane, you don’t know the issues here, you don’t know any aborigines, but when I mentioned upthread that there is a massive crime problem in Southern Brisbane that doesn’t involve aborigines, and the politicians and Media don’t whisper a word, you jump into the conversation waving your arms around.
    Coincidence?

  95. Leigh Lowe says:

    I have a real problem with people from the planet Spatula.

  96. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘you don’t know any aborigines’

    Oh. Okay Ed.

    It would appear a nerve has been touched, somewhere in Ed’s Logan granny flat. I will explore this after I take my heir for a fang on wet roads. Give him some practice.

  97. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘you jump into the conversation waving your arms around.’

    Like Bert Ironmonger. That door was wide open.

  98. calli says:

    the planet Spatula

    Meh. Have you met the Meat Tenderisers?

  99. Ed Case says:

    ***‘you don’t know any aborigines’

    Oh. Okay Ed.***

    Ha ha, you’ve replied to a comment made to someone else, confirming that you don’t know anything about Brisbane, or the issues, but you’re very touchy about criminality involving a non aboriginal minority being mentioned or discussed.

  100. Nick says:

    Prayers for IT.
    He has the biggest day of his life coming up.

    I knew it. He’s transitioning.

  101. feelthebern says:

    Nick, IT is /Wallstreetbets

    It’s everything he ever wanted.

  102. feelthebern says:

    Channel surfing & came across Oblivion.
    Jeez it’s a cracking movie.
    That Olga Kurylenko…wow…they don’t make ’em like that anymore.

  103. Dot says:

    I thought IT was Dave Portnoy???

  104. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Will this thread ever end? Nineteen pages?

    There’a always the music Friday thread.
    Bring a vid and beer.

  105. Snoopy says:

    take my heir for a fang on wet roads

    One of my favourite expressions. From Fangio I have long assumed.

  106. old bloke says:

    feelthebern
    #3741458, posted on January 29, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Prayers for IT.
    He has the biggest day of his life coming up.

    What??? Is he transitioning?

  107. Dot says:

    Is that how a short recess between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner originated in Smokio, Italy?

    Of course, now known as smoko.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Channel surfing & came across Oblivion.
    Jeez it’s a cracking movie.

    It is. Watched it on FTA a while ago, despite disliking Tom Cruise. Superb.
    You wonder that excellent stories like that one get made, yet other excellent stories don’t. Go figure.

  109. mh says:

    one old bruce
    #3741376, posted on January 29, 2021 at 7:10 pm
    Oh man. Major disappointment – buffalo-horned-shaman Capitol guy is going to testify vs Trump. There was me thinking he was on our side. He sure looks like one of those redneck Merkins the BBC is always warning us about.

    His testimony could be devastating.

    Q was never on Trump’s side.

  110. H B Bear says:

    take my heir for a fang on wet roads

    One of the worst cars I ever owned, a Suzuki 4WD with fat tyres, would four wheel drift at 40 kph in the wet, Which was about the only time. It was that gutless.

  111. feelthebern says:

    The director for Oblivion, director Maverick.
    Bodes well.

  112. feelthebern says:

    Directed.

  113. Doc Faustus:
    Thanks for that – I will re read it in the morning. The first reading has seeped into the brain, but understanding will follow.
    On a slightly different tack, one of the doctors I worked with at ?Paraburdoo was also a metallurgist. He was apparently studying the feasability of directing sunlight onto the ore found in the region (not sure if it was insitu or part of the transport system to stockpile) The project involved very large mirrors along hillsides and the region was the only place where the hill formations faced the right way to do this.
    Had you ever head of this idea?
    I would imagine the focused sunlight would generate some incredible temperatures and the need would be to tap the stream of molten iron coming off the bottom.

  114. old bloke says:

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3741463, posted on January 29, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    I’m pleased that you found her GM, I’ll go to bed tonight knowing I served some minor useful purpose today.

  115. MatrixTransform says:

    Ha, ha

    you can tell where Sad Case comes from.
    certainly sounds like a crack head

    what strikes me as really funny
    is that to me at least, its kinda difficult to tell the crack head and theTard apart.

    same disjointed non-sequitur scrambled thought
    absolutely both reckon they’re clear cut and make perfect sense
    more sense, according themselves, than anybody else

    do they put crack in water in QLD?

  116. DrBeauGan says:

    Joebama’s Amerika:

    Army Chaplain Faces Investigation After Reportedly Saying That Transgender Troops Are ‘Mentally Unfit’ For Service

    He’s in deep shit for stating the bleeding obvious. That’s how things are in these crazy days.

  117. Nick says:

    Who was the goat defending Batterham? Strangely reminds me of that

  118. Nick says:

    He’s in deep shit for stating the bleeding obvious. That’s how things are in these crazy days.

    ANY comment that isn’t outright fawning receives strong action

  119. WX says:

    notafan
    #3741421, posted on January 29, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Queensland restorative justice program

    I’ve had recent experience with that program (thankfully a relatively minor offence), and it was not positive. The pre-conference meeting was managed by an arrogant, deceptive, and disrespectful department official who reacted very poorly to being questioned, at which point I walked out. She seemed the type of petty feudal lord that one sometimes finds in the community services area.

  120. MatrixTransform says:

    the goat defending Batterham?

    can’t remember
    1/8th brain maybe?

    dunno they all sound the same…

    I have constructed a perfectly self-sustaining, circular, ill-reasoned, infantile, low-information view of everything.
    Because it makes such perfect sense ( the noise in my head ), I’m pretty sure (actually no, 111% sure) that every committee on like anything at all, would be improved by having me on it.
    anyway, I have decided that not only are you all wrong,
    your’e also evil
    …like literally Hitler
    Well, not literally Hitler ( I checked wiki and he’s dead) but yeah, literally Hitler

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HxIa8emRjc

  121. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Burns!

    Dropped first ball in the BBL eliminator!

  122. Leigh Lowe says:

    BBL elimination final.
    Joe Burns in with a reasonably easy target to get.
    Dropped at slip first ball.

  123. Dr Faustus says:

    Had you ever head of this idea?

    Yes, there are a few solar furnace research projects. Focussed Sunlight can certainly reach temperatures hot enough to melt metal.

    The problem your colleague would face if he was trying for an in situ application is controlling the smelting chemistry – you need a reducing agent to convert iron ore to metallic iron and a flux to remove silica and impurities. You couldn’t just shine the mirrors onto a block of ore and get liquid metal (I’d be sure that wasn’t the plan).

  124. H B Bear says:

    WX – I suspect they do not appreciate the masses not bowing at the alter.

  125. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    She seemed the type of petty feudal lord that one sometimes finds in the community services area.

    Had to deal with a clone of hers once from the Koorie Educational Services Unit. Defending as she was a 15 year old, so imbued with The Culture he was but a puckish little Cherubim.

  126. feelthebern says:

    Queensland restorative justice program

    WTF is this?

  127. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Seriously. I hope he does well.

    In the BBL. Because he’s never playing proper cricket again.

  128. Forester says:

    min
    #3741045, posted on January 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm
    Numbers can I whinge about only being paid two thirds of male salary with same qualifications and same job, teaching and if I married lost my job? How much reparation should I be paid ?

    My late mother was a comptometer operator who had to give up her job when she got married in 1959. This cut short her stellar career as an orthopedic surgeon and part time hedge trader. Her powers of mental arithmetic bordered on the occult, she could have mined a couple of bitcoins a week from 2010.

    I conservatively estimate my reparations to be in the hundreds of millions.

  129. H B Bear says:

    Dropped first ball in the BBL eliminator!

    That should help the average..

  130. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Queensland restorative justice program’

    I have no idea if this is true or not – but one of the PML guests last night was on about this. Said that whenever somebody under 18’s been nicked the jacks cannot question them after 7.00 p.m.

    Also, that the cops must – by virtue of QPOL policy, ask them what time their bedtime is.

    That happened. I am not kidding.

  131. WX says:

    I cannot vouch for what Knuckles has stated above, however put simply, it is a diversionary program for young offenders.

  132. H B Bear says:

    Also, that the cops must – by virtue of QPOL policy, ask them what time their bedtime is.

    “4am officer, unless I’m on meth, then I don’t bother and just go driving.”

  133. Leigh Lowe says:

    Burnsie.
    Dropped twice on the way to 17.
    Wearing out the edge of the bat.

  134. candy says:

    His testimony could be devastating.

    A case of supporting Trump and going to jail or testifying against Trump and not going to jail plus some financial assistance. I don’t think you are looking at normal legal things with the Biden administration – corruption, bribery is more like it on a scale never seen before.

    Few people would take the jail option.

  135. Ed Case says:

    Burnsie=Winner.
    How’s the Test side going for winners?

  136. Neil says:

    Wow. Joe Burns 17 not out wins the game for Brisbane

  137. Leigh Lowe says:

    Neil

    #3741582, posted on January 29, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Wow. Joe Burns 17 not out wins the game for Brisbane

    The Adelaide Strikers dropped him twice.
    Which is four less times than the Australian selectors have dropped him.

  138. Steve trickler says:

    I expect this sci-fi series to get the boot from the usual tech wankers. Have a guess as to why…

    I stopped at the 15 min mark. I’ll watch the rest tomorrow. You’ll need an hour.

    Struth, the dialogue reflects some of your writings here. 👍

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHCHgfJtukk&t

  139. H B Bear says:

    100% turnout by the peanut gallery. Gotta admire that.

  140. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3741593, posted on January 29, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    100% turnout by the peanut gallery. Gotta admire that.

    You talkin’ to me???
    😀😀😀

  141. Rex Anger says:

    carrying on like a Stereotypical Ocker idiot the rest of the time, and in doing so, discrediting the serious commenters on the site.
    You’re not the only one playing this game, just the most obvious

    You were never a serious commenter, Grigory.

  142. H B Bear says:

    Nup. The usual suspects. The Keyser Soze of stupidity.

  143. Leigh Lowe says:

    WX

    #3741572, posted on January 29, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I cannot vouch for what Knuckles has stated above, however put simply, it is a diversionary program for young offenders.

    A diversion from any accountability and responsibility.
    Which accrues and eventually catches up with them but not before a lot of collateral damage to the innocent along the way.

  144. Leigh Lowe says:

    I figured that HB.

  145. Neil says:

    Wow. The great Joe Burns wins the game for Brisbane

    Then the aussie selectors drop him for Marcus Harris???

    The apologies should be starting yesterday.

  146. H B Bear says:

    I cannot vouch for what Knuckles has stated above, however put simply, it is a diversionary program for young offendersaspiring footballers.

  147. Leigh Lowe says:

    The apologies should be starting yesterday.

    OK.
    I’m sorry.
    I’m really sorry Burnsie is rubbish.

  148. Word on the “bush telegraph” is that the Party leadership will be up for grabs after the Libs get slaughtered at the next election.

    Huh? Does this mean the WA Libs are expected to retain at least 3 seats? 🙄

  149. H B Bear says:

    Just checking. Can’t be too careful these days.

  150. feelthebern says:

    People used to laugh at preppers.

  151. I cannot vouch for what Knuckles has stated above, however put simply, it is a diversionary program for young offenders.

    Having been involved in several, & actually having fallen for the bullshit on the brochure & believed the authorities actually meant what they write about this program, I’m now so pissed off with the juvenile diversion bullshit that I don’t bother turning up to the “conferences”

    I’m invited to “make a submission” so I write something like “I want no part of this lipstick-on-a-pig, this is a Clayton’s sentence & a callous insult to the victims of this little thug’s crime. The little thug is of bad character & minimum punishment should be an industrial strength birching, followed by a serious stretch in hoosegow. This process shames all concerned, is an insult to the victims & an undeserved exoneration for the thug. This is total bullshit & I’m ashamed to call every person involved a fellow Qld citizen”

  152. One of the “submissions” I wrote ended with the suggestion the Magistrate to give herself an uppercut.

    I am so very thankful to Catallaxy Files for teaching me that phrase & was most pleased to use it on that occasion.

  153. Neil says:

    I’m sorry.
    I’m really sorry Burnsie is rubbish.

    A person who averages 38 opening for Australia is not rubbish. He may not be as good as the selectors wanted but Joe Burns is better than anybody they have tried since 2014 to partner with Warner

  154. WX says:

    A diversion of taxpayer’s money, L.L.

    It’s based on the same premise as the My Aged Care model (formerly HACC – Home and Community Care): that being it is (in theory) less expensive to faff about and temporarily keep these miscreants out of an expensive adult jail (and out of the politically-challenging statistics of a rising incarcerated population). The victims of crime in these programs are simply window-dressing.

    Everything is temporary.

  155. mh says:

    A man who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman” and stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while wearing a horned bearskin headdress, face paint and no shirt, is willing to testify in former President Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial, his lawyer said this week.

    Jacob Anthony Chansley later regretted being “duped” by the former president after he didn’t receive a pardon after the attack on the Capitol, lawyer Albert Watkins told KSDK-TV in St. Louis last week.

    Watkins added Chansley also lamented “being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made.”

    Duped by Q.

  156. H B Bear says:

    Sal, how about asking if you can spear them in the leg in your underpants?

  157. WX says:

    I managed to twig early, Sal. In the pre-conference meeting, I caught the senior feudal lord(ess) lying to me. Her response to being called out was less than mature, and there endeth the waste of time.

    My own local investigations revealed one of the group to be a well-known repeat offender, so I was under no illusions that my presence in a hug-fest would be a valid use of my time.

  158. Hi Salvatore,
    Thank you for your time on the phone this morning as I stated my name is Dolly and I am a restorative justice convenor for Youth Justice.
    On 28th November 2019 a young person stole from your premises.
    The young person has been referred to a restorative justice conference and I will be coordinating this.
    If you are available I would like to come and introduce myself and explain the process with you in hopes that you would be involved in the conference.
    Please advise a time that may be suitable to catch up. I can be contacted on 9876 5432 / 0411234567
    Regards,
    Dolly Ditz | Convenor (Restorative Justice) | Dept of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.

    Response:
    GFYS
    Yours Fair Dinkumly
    Salvatore

  159. MatrixTransform says:

    People used to laugh at preppers.

    Hmmm, bacon

  160. Leigh Lowe says:

    Things started to go downhill when they started to refer to crooks as “clients”.

  161. WX says:

    The rot started when they stopped sending kids down the mines.

  162. Btw, were I to write a letter just like that one the public servant chicky wrote to me, my English teacher would probably have brought the cane out of retirement.

    She’s degree-qualified, & writes like that?

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    The young person has been referred to a restorative justice conference and I will be coordinating this.

    A few years ago, on the A.B.C. there was a reality T.V. show called, IIRC, “Chasing the Dragon.” The victims of crime were given a chance to meet those convicted of the crime, and serving time, and both could discuss the consequences.

    One programme featured two junkies, who had shot and killed the counter hand of a piazza shop, during an armed robbery which had gone wrong, meeting the parents of their victim. They had been carefully coached. They didn’t know the shotgun was loaded, they had never had a chance in life, they were on drugs, it wasn’t their fault, they had never had a fair go…

    The mother of the murdered lad was an incredibly gutsy lady, cool, calm and icily polite.

    She pulled a parcel from her handbag and said, “well, you’ve taken everything else about my son, from me, so you might as well have these, while you are sitting in your cell, to think about what you did to my son.”

    Perp one looked at the parcel and asked “What’s in the parcel.”

    The answer was short and brutal “My son’s ashes.”

    That was the second last episode.

  164. MatrixTransform says:

    the troubles began when the selected Burns

  165. Tel says:

    People used to laugh at preppers.

    Hmmm, bacon

    Tastes even better when you haven’t eaten for a while!

  166. Neil says:

    the troubles began when the selected Burns

    Troubles began after 2014 when Burns was first selected because they kept dropping him trying to find someone better

  167. The Premier of Qld isn’t exactly an overheated IQ, however anyone who has had to deal with Border Force will quickly realise they make Our Anastasia look like a Rhodes Scholar.

  168. MatrixTransform says:

    yr just shitty because the didn’t they ring you for advice Neil

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    They bred them tough, in the old days.

    Jock McLaren, Australia’s ‘cloak and dagger’ war hero

    By Tom Gilling
    The Weekend Australian Magazine
    3 minutes ago January 30, 2021
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    Jock McLaren knew he was dying. It was 1944 and the Scottish-born Queenslander from Bundaberg was fighting the Japanese on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. With an enemy garrison only a few miles away and informers all over the island, McLaren understood that his chances of finding medical help were practically nil.

    A Moro chieftain and his wife risked their own lives to take him in, but they were no more doctors than he was. McLaren, at least, had worked as a vet before the war, although his army enlistment form describes him merely as a “stud master”. Unable to eat and doubled up with pain, he remained lucid enough to diagnose his condition as appendicitis.

    McLaren was one of eight Australian prisoners who had escaped from Sandakan POW camp in north-eastern ­Borneo to join the Filipino guerrillas. A few months earlier, he had talked to his friend Rex Blow about the illnesses a guerrilla with no access to proper medical care could not afford to have. Appendicitis was near the top of the list. Without an operation, McLaren knew he would not survive, but who was going to operate?

    According to his own account, given to ­Australian journalist Hal Richardson after the war, a Filipino medical student was summoned to the chieftain’s house. Was he willing to operate? The student, who had left university without ­completing his medical training, refused but was eventually persuaded – after watching McLaren write out and sign his own death certificate – to act as his assistant. While the chieftain and his wife tore up bedsheets to form bandages and made an operating table out of floorboards, McLaren “ordered two large dessert spoons to be bent to serve as retractors. They were sterilised, together with a pair of scissors, forceps, a needle, and a razor blade.” Banana leaf fibre would be used to stitch the wound. When everything was arranged to his satisfaction, McLaren hoisted himself on to the makeshift operating table with a mirror positioned over his abdomen “so that he could see the area to be cut”. There was no anaesthetic.

    Richardson recounted that McLaren prised the muscles apart “as he had often done in operating on horses and cows” and inserted the spoons to hold them in place. An “old midwife” gripped the spoons while the medical student, “white and sweat-beaded”, passed him the instruments. McLaren found the appendix, cut it away and drew it out through the incision before stitching himself up with the sewing needle. It was not until he began stitching that he felt any pain, with “each dragging insertion [an] agony to him”.

    The operation took four and a half hours. When it was over, McLaren “lay back and let his body go limp in an ecstasy of trembling. He was suddenly proud of his feat, especially proud that he had manipulated the muscles apart instead of cutting through them. If he had cut through them they would have taken a long time to regain their normal strength”.

    There was little time to convalesce. Within a few days he was warned that enemy soldiers were half an hour away and heading for the chieftain’s house. Refusing his host’s offer to take him to a jungle hideaway, McLaren snatched up his tommy-gun, pistol and ammunition belt, pocketed the jar containing his appendix and vanished into the jungle.

    An amazing story, but could it possibly be true?

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Richardson recounted that McLaren prised the muscles apart “as he had often done in operating on horses and cows” and inserted the spoons to hold them in place.

    That’s how it goes when you don’t have private health cover.

  171. Mitch M. says:

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3741609, posted on January 29, 2021 at 11:01 pm
    I cannot vouch for what Knuckles has stated above, however put simply, it is a diversionary program for young offenders.

    Having been involved in several, & actually having fallen for the bullshit on the brochure & believed the authorities actually meant what they write about this program, I’m now so pissed off with the juvenile diversion bullshit that I don’t bother turning up to the “conferences”

    I’m invited to “make a submission” so I write something like “I want no part of this lipstick-on-a-pig, this is a Clayton’s sentence & a callous insult to the victims of this little thug’s crime. The little thug is of bad character & minimum punishment should be an industrial strength birching, followed by a serious stretch in hoosegow. This process shames all concerned, is an insult to the victims & an undeserved exoneration for the thug. This is total bullshit & I’m ashamed to call every person involved a fellow Qld citizen”

    It might be interesting to see if there are any studies on this program because shame and empathy aren’t that well developed in teenagers.

    I haven’t looked at these, quick search on SSRN

  172. Mitch M. says:

    Go here, type restorative justice in the search box

    https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/

  173. Mark A says:

    Hope it’s late enough not upset anyone.

    A blonde gets home early from shopping and hears strange noises coming from the bedroom.

    She rushes upstairs to find her husband naked on the bed, sweating and panting.
    “What’s up?” she asks.
    “I’m having a heart attack,” cries the husband.

    The blonde rushes downstairs to grab the phone, but just as she’s dialing, her four-year-old son comes up and says,

    “Mommy! Mommy! Aunty Shirley is hiding in your closet, and she’s got no clothes on!”
    The blonde slams the phone down and storms upstairs into the bedroom, right past her husband, and rips open the closet door.

    Sure enough, there is her sister, totally naked and cowering on the closet floor.

    “You rotten bitch”, she screams, “My husband’s having a heart attack, and you’re running around naked, scaring the feckin kids

  174. The Beer Whisperer says:

    Neil
    Pucovski is obviously a class player but i think they are playing him out of position if they use him as an opener

    His obvious cavalier approach can only work in the middle order. His alternative is the historical footnote known as “promising youngster never to be seen in international cricket ever again”.

  175. The Beer Whisperer says:

    It might be interesting to see if there are any studies on this program because shame and empathy aren’t that well developed in teenagers.

    Shame is very, very well developed in teenagers. They would shit on broken glass to avoid embarrassment in front of their peers.

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