Open Forum: April 10, 2021

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  1. Rockdoctor says:

    pete m Gap Year sounds Ready Reserve mark 2 but without all the benefits to study. Knew a few Geo’s that got their degree through that way, most of them had good things to say about it. Had to do 50 days reserve time a year to qualify for the study bonuses. Said a lot of guys who didn’t do uni tried to stay on full time.

    Ex ARA mate said at the time the ARA hated them with a passion, really gave them a hard time. However he said they didn’t realise what a handy conduit it was through to the Townsville Battalions of fully trained guys who already had 1 year full time service, he said they never noticed it till the scheme was disbanded.

  2. thefrollickingmole says:

    It’s not porn as long as they have their undies on.

    Im going to go out on a limb here and just assume you are completely incorrect without doing the google search.

  3. DrBeauGan says:

    Im going to go out on a limb here and just assume you are completely incorrect without doing the google search.

    You’d do better to use brave and ddg than Google.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Smith’s choices have been doozies at times

    He bought a property at Johns River, not far from where I lived at the time. This was in the seventies. First thing he did was to undo the work the previous farmer had done to drain the swamp. Being a Green even before Greens were a thing he wanted the swamp back.

    Then he built an airstrip, which immediately became known by everyone as Johns River International Airport.

    If you know anything about Johns River you’ll appreciate the name. The airstrip still exists according to the wiki – I’ve not been up that way for a couple decades.

  5. feelthebern says:

    guys, I was taking the piss re Richard Smith Esq.

  6. Boambee John says:

    However he said they didn’t realise what a handy conduit it was through to the Townsville Battalions of fully trained guys who already had 1 year full time service, he said they never noticed it till the scheme was disbanded.

    Army spent from 1992 to 1995 blowing in Jocelyn Newman’s ear about how awful it was, then realised early in 1996 what benefits the ARA was getting from the scheme. Too late, Howard was publicly committed to cancelling the scheme.

    Classic self-inflicted wound.

  7. H B Bear says:

    Scott Morrison offers to meet with them “anywhere anytime”.

    He invited a few male advisors to join him for this meeting, but according to sources they declined since it’s the girls dance group. and just rubbed one out on his desk

  8. feelthebern says:

    Protester: “I’m just standing here with soup for my family (wink)…”

    Sara Sidner: “You’re not planning on using that are you, to throw it at police?”

    Protester: “As I said, soup for my family.”

    https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1382558730760421376?s=20

  9. thefrollickingmole says:

    Any real estate agent who misspells words shall be trebuched into a pen full of hungry Magdas when Im elected Despot.

    Located in the celubrious

    It BURNS!!!

  10. Rex Anger says:

    Then he built an airstrip, which immediately became known by everyone as Johns River International Airport.

    Dick also has his own 2ft gauge railway, powered by a little steam loco that originally ran at Whiteman Park here in Perth.

    There were 2, Golden Ridge and Annie.

    Golden Ridge is now with Dick Smith, and Annie went to Germany.

  11. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    feelthebern says:
    April 15, 2021 at 4:36 pm
    guys, I was taking the piss re Richard Smith Esq

    Bern, we’ll know when you add a smiley face or something 🤪

  12. shatterzzz says:

    Household kitchen scraps to create a plague of rats.
    I live adjacent to the restaurant/fast food section of the local shopping centre .. once Gladys & Ruby threw us into lockdown last year the rats got hungry and started wandering into the house in search of food .. had to install a small mesh gapped security door as the original door’s large mesh was easy for them to access …
    Gladys still owes me $120 and doesn’t care !

  13. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Dick also has his own 2ft gauge railway

    I’ve had a lot of admiration for him – he’s enjoyed life and done lots of fun things. Used to give our local school interesting stuff from his stores to raffle. It’s a pity his ideology hadn’t stayed an eccentric fringe thing rather than morph into the 21stC version of fascism. Rather depresses a lot of the good feeling I’ve had for the guy.

  14. Rorschach says:

    The stacking of SCOTUS is about to start….

    The Dems are in a massive rush to get stuff through. They only have a working majority in the house of 218 to 212. [With 4 Dems seats and one Repub already to face Special Elections this year]. There are also a number of pending resignations as Congressmen [and women … thanks Stan] are appointed to Biden’s Cabinet. It may well be a that a Dem Congressman [or woman … thanks Stan!] will fall off the perch and not be able to vote for the radical left / unconstitutional stuff that is being pushed. Worse (or actually better) – some of these Dems Congressmen [or women … Look:
    I’m not oppressing you Stan!!!] may be replaced by Repubs in any special elections!

    The average age of the Democratic House leadership is 72 years old, whereas the average age of Republican House leadership is 48 years old.

    https://www.quorum.us/data-driven-insights/the-115th-congress-is-among-the-oldest-in-history/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/117th_United_States_Congress

  15. Rex Anger says:

    The Dems are in a massive rush to get stuff through

    Aside from the very uncomfortable risk that The Steal will be fully exposed and counter-actions taken (up to the point of States departing the Union, and by extension, their ‘control’) before their rule is fully established…

  16. old bloke says:

    There have been some cross-purchases and consolidation of the old WAGR wooden-bodied rolling stock from the old Pemberton Tramway up to Pinjarra

    I hope they aren’t closing down the Pemberton tramway, that is a great ride through the forests and over a very high completely wooden trestle bridge. There’s a unique species of Banksia which grows in the forests south of Pemberton which were harvested during WWII years to make the propellers for the Mosquito fighter/bomber.

    It’s a pity that the south-west railway line was never completed. I think it was a make-work scheme during the 1920/s / 1930’s depression years which was abandoned. They built it from Bunbury to Northcliffe, and from Albany to Nornalup, so there was only the Northcliffe to Walpole link outstanding, it would have been a great tourist train ride through the south western forests.
    .

  17. feelthebern says:

    Dot, 1c.
    You did it.
    Champagne showers.

  18. Tailgunner says:

    Dot on the good stuff!
    Red letter day for the CAD true believers.
    Get in here when you leave the bordello later please. Two girls and the spa, thanks, Madam.
    #CAD

  19. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ian says:

    April 15, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Joe out for 20 big score for him, done by big Josh

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    They rolled NSW for 143.
    Perfect opportunity to bat for a week.
    But, no.
    Joe gets rolled for 20 and just opens the door a bit.
    Back to Brisbane second-grade Joe.

  20. Tailgunner says:

    SCOTUS finished.
    Good.
    Hope ClarenceT gets the nod to lead the new revolutionary courts soon.
    Can anyone give me a legit reason Trump45 bought back firing squads for Federal judgement in December last year(I think?)?
    Serious

  21. feelthebern says:

    Hope ClarenceT gets the nod to lead the new revolutionary courts soon.

    Like Bane’s Courts?
    Please say yes.

  22. thefrollickingmole says:

    I dont need an excuse or reason to post this.

    Other than I found it amusing.
    https://imgur.com/Ro6ykPS

  23. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    There’s a great article on Quadrant about Prince Philip’s interest in art.

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/art/2021/04/the-broad-palette-of-prince-philips-paintings-and-patronage/

  24. Delta A says:

    Household kitchen scraps to create a plague of rats.

    Our scraps – vegetable peelings, leftovers etc – go to the grateful multi-family chickens, who pay us back with a dozen eggs every day.

  25. Notafan says:

    A city like Melbourne probably isn’t a good place for 4 million households of chickens.

    I’m sure the foxes would love them too.

  26. H B Bear says:

    Careful Tailgunner you’ll lose your linking privileges.

  27. jo says:

    Thanks BBS that is a great link on Phil.

  28. WDYSIA says:

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    Please consider sending a letter and getting others to send one too. Details, template are at https://onevoiceaustralia.com.au/
    Feel free to advertise the site on your social media accounts.

  29. thefrollickingmole says:

    Gruiniad pumping up for a new war with Russia.

    The Guardian view on Nato and Ukraine: a time for solidarity
    Editorial

    The comments are just bloody awful

    Youd thing Euros saying “Lets fight with Russia” would be a big red flag.


    If they invade Ukraine then yes we should be sending NATO forces.

    So when should UK/NATO get involved? When Putin reaches Calais and is looking across the Channel? Or a little bit before then?

    If before Calais then why not the Ukraine? Or where do you suggest?

    how ’bout boots on the ground, tank piercing weapons in hand, columns busting planes in the air?

  30. Rex Anger says:

    I hope they aren’t closing down the Pemberton tramway

    Not in the slightest, but the need for the big power and big trains (with their accompanying maintenance demands and costs) is gone, between the steady decay of the infrastructure and the closure of the timber mill.

    The Tramway runs on little self-propelled tram cars now.

    As far as tourism goes, the biggest problem with any tourist railway is isolation and lack of facilities. Pemberton is a mighty long way out, and there is not a lot of touristy backup in the form of motels, additional attractions, etc. The very best of tourist operations in Australia are in or very near to big cities, often have a lot of other attractions nearby and effectively have a captive local consumer base, in addition to the out-of-state and overseas visitors.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Rats are mostly allies at Cafe Bruce. The clientelle don’t leave much for them. But the Cafe patrons aren’t especially well toilet trained. And (avert your eyes now if you are about to have dinner) that gives an opportunity for the cockroaches. They think bird droppings are the finest of cuisine. Often of an evening the head waiter can observe a ring of cockies surrounding an especially yummy bird poo on the concrete driveway.

    Which is where the rats come in: they arrive every so often, eat all the cockroaches, then go away. A fine service and free too!

  32. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Composting is a ritual that is holy to Gaia. This has been the case ever since the founder of Earth Day composted his girlfriend.

    baby steps to Soylent Green

  33. Rex Anger says:

    It’s a pity that the south-west railway line was never completed.

    I am personally concerned that there is only a single dual-gauge link between Perth and the rest of Australia, thru the Avon Valley up to Northam.

    It was blocked twice in successive months this year, thanks to fires and floods.

    A Standard/Dual-gauge bypass line from Merridin, following the old Quaraiding branch through to York or Brookton, with a new cross-country connection coming out from there to join the existing network near Armadale would be strategically smart. It would also align with WAGov’s desires to consolidate all container freight operations down around Kwinana.

  34. Nob says:

    Thought Police podcast latest edition is out.

    the Thought Police are back. It’s time again for Mike Graham and Kevin O’Sullivan to take a sweary look at the week’s news.

    Topics include: Boris Johnson’s claim that lockdowns are more effective than the vaccine, opinion polls, the madness of asymptomatic testing, the Royal Family having to mask up at Prince Philip’s funeral, reluctance to take the jab, jobsworths and their arrest warnings, Keir Starmer’s failed attempt to look cool, the complicated David Cameron story, why the NHS isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, misleading hospital stay data, private vs. public enterprise, the latest crackpot diversity claim from BBC bosses, the movie ‘Legend’, millions booking tables at the pub, and swearing. It’s the podcast that is not afraid to tell it like it is, it’s the f***ing Thought Police.

  35. Tailgunner says:

    there is only a single dual-gauge link between Perth and the rest of Australia,

    Hehe
    What would the Russian partisans do?
    WWTRPD

  36. Eyrie says:

    there is only a single dual-gauge link between Perth and the rest of Australia,

    Should read: there is only a single dual-gauge link between Perth and Australia,

  37. thefrollickingmole says:

    Hehe
    What would the Russian partisans do?
    WWTRPD

    Already done back in the old days grasshopper…

    Mob of farmers near Feraldton allegedly may have known something about an alleged derailing of a train which led to a lot of alphabet agency people allegedly speaking with them.

    The fact it allegedly happened not to far from the alleged spy base outside Feraldton may have enhanced the alleged reactions.

  38. Tailgunner says:

    Already done back in the old days grasshopper…
    Everything old is new, again.

  39. Rex Anger says:

    Should read: there is only a single dual-gauge link between Perth and Australia,

    Is your name Bob?

    Molest me not with these execrable semantics!

    #WerdzRFun

  40. Rex Anger says:

    Already done back in the old days grasshopper…

    If you absolutely must, please ensure BOTH rails have gaps taken out of them.

    Substantive gaps, preferably diagonally opposed.

    Trains are annoyingly hard to derail, despite appearances…

  41. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    A Standard/Dual-gauge bypass line from Merridin, following the old Quaraiding branch through to York or Brookton, with a new cross-country connection coming out from there to join the existing network near Armadale would be strategically smart

    That would involve a degree of forethought, not evidenced anywhere so far.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Already done back in the old days grasshopper

    Not allowed to say that, is sexist.

    The SF-set reboot of ‘Kung Fu’ on The CW flips the classic martial arts show’s gender roles (13 Apr)

    In a modern reimagining of Ed Spielman’s hit series that starred David Carradine, “Kung Fu” is returning to network television with two unprecedented changes: The lead is a Chinese American woman and the cast is predominantly Asian American, a rarity in the landscape of network television dramas.

    Woke wymminses Kung Fu…

  43. Delta A says:

    WDYSIA says:
    April 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks, WDYSIA.

    Very interesting link. I’ve posted it on Facebook with my comment: If you really care about the plight of our Australian Aborigines, listen to what these people have to say. We never hear this view because it is drowned out by the so called experts, those entitled people who speak for all Aborigines from the luxury of their city properties.

  44. Tailgunner says:

    Always better to blow a bridge.
    😈😎😎🇦🇺🇦🇺

  45. Rex Anger says:

    That would involve a degree of forethought, not evidenced anywhere so far.

    Good. When the Cat takes over, I am happy to call dibs as Comissioner For Railways.

    I know people, and I got networks…

  46. Tailgunner says:

    Mob of farmers near Feraldton
    Deplorables. Nice work,lads.
    The rural deplorables are going to be our sauce for fishing rods & fireworks.
    Until my Russian contacts will play.

  47. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Scrolling down through the afternoon:

    *nobody do a Joe Burns joke*
    *nobody do a Joe Burns joke*
    *nobody do a Joe Burns joke*
    *nobody do a Joe Burns joke*

    Shit.

  48. Tailgunner says:

    Rex will be a valuable sauce of intel on the rail infrastructure.
    Hehe
    Now we’re talking

  49. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Rockdoctor at 4.18:

    ‘The Asians I remember from the ’90’s in Melbourne didn’t muck around. Mainly sons of Viet refugees and were battling skinheads. Knives & machetes as well as swarming numbers were a favoured tactic.’

    Word.

    Romper Stomper was a doco.

  50. Tailgunner says:

    Joe Burns, Monty’s grandkid, is now a Cat meme.
    Nice work Knuckles.
    Dickhead.

  51. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Nice work Knuckles.
    Dickhead.’

    Thanks Gunner, but it’s the magnificent work of Neil and Ed October that made it happen.

    And Brumble.

  52. Eyrie says:

    Chill Rex, just kidding. I grew up in Perth and graduated from UWA.

  53. Tailgunner says:

    I always like seeing the Stalin’s Organs in operation too, BTW.

  54. thefrollickingmole says:

    Rex

    Im not sure but I seem to recall they allegedly used explosives to wreck a bit of the line.

    But Im not 100% on that, it was a long time ago and quite a while since I allegedly spoke with one of the wild boys involved.

  55. Tailgunner says:

    I posted that yesterday? ,Eyrie.
    Epic

  56. 1735099 says:

    Some black history, which provides a context for the recent election legislation.
    There’s always a backlash….

    Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first female black prosecutor, was killed in 1965. The 34- year-old civil rights pioneer was beaten and thrown in the Ohio River. The prosecutor was pulled out of her rental car, beaten in the head with a brick until she lost consciousness and thrown into the Ohio River, where she drowned.
    The brutal Aug. 5, 1965, murder of Alberta O. Jones, a civil rights activist and the first woman to become a prosecutor in Louisville, was never solved, despite fingerprints obtained from her car and witnesses who saw men tossing a body from a bridge. Never forget about Jones, a trailblazer who integrated the University of Louisville and worked as the first attorney for Muhammad Ali, who was then Cassius Clay, negotiating the contract for his first fight.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Troops withdrawal ‘too many years coming’: Rudd

    Kevin Rudd has declared the announcement of the withdrawal of Australian troops from Afghanistan had “been too many years coming” and argued for a period of national reflection on why the military presence had been maintained for so long.

    The former Labor leader argued for Australia to continue to provide aid to the Afghan government into the future to help its economic development and extended his thanks to the men and women of the ADF who had served in the conflict, including those who perished.

    “I hope that, in the aftermath of this longest war, our country will take a hard look at our experience in Afghanistan including questioning why we have maintained a lingering military presence for so long after the mission in Uruzgan concluded,” he said.

    The words “fvck off, KRudd” do suggest themselves.

  58. Tailgunner says:

    Tigers by 4 goals, thanks.

  59. Eyrie says:

    OK gunner, that’s where I found it I guess. Thanks. Truly epic.

  60. Rex Anger says:

    @ Eyrie-

    Sorry, was having a Woombat moment.

    It is about that time, when the Woombat shuffles onto the Cat, blinks blearily, digs a fresh hole for itself and then tries to bite peoples’ ankles.

  61. win says:

    Trains are annoyingly hard to dislodge Rex 6.28pm …Not when you have Wayne Goss and the ass istent Kevin Rudd take over the railways sack every one and bring up Victorians to replace Queenslanders.

  62. Eyrie says:

    No wukkin furries , Rex.

  63. Albatross says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
    April 15, 2021 at 6:48 pm
    Troops withdrawal ‘too many years coming’: Rudd

    Sage words. What a pity Ridd wasn’t PM, say, a decade into Australia’s involvement there. He could have withdrawn our troops himself.

  64. Rex Anger says:

    1735099 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    And sure enough, the Woombat emerges at dusk…

    More importantly, what does a 56 year-old murder of a prosecutor under vastly different political and cultural corcumstances, have to do with the imposition of a One-Party State again?

    Oh wait- Collaborator Bob…

  65. Rex Anger says:

    No wukkin furries , Rex.

    None at all.

    Suffer not the furry to live…

  66. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Liability Bob:

    ‘Some black history, which provides a context for the recent election legislation.
    There’s always a backlash….’

    Here’s some more ‘black history’ for you, Mr Research Bloke. Pay attention now, because it involves the people you’ve been cheering on for years:

    ‘In the wake of the contested 1872 election for governor of Louisiana and local offices, a group of white Democrats armed with rifles and a small cannon, overpowered Republican freedmen and state militia (also black) occupying the Grant Parish courthouse in Colfax.

    ‘Most of the freedmen were killed after surrendering; nearly 50 were killed later that night after being held as prisoners for several hours. Estimates of the number of dead have varied, ranging from 62 to 153; three whites died but the number of black victims was difficult to determine because many bodies were thrown into the Red River or removed for burial, possibly at mass graves.’

  67. Albatross says:

    1735099 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 6:46 pm
    Some black history, which provides a context for the recent election legislation.
    There’s always a backlash….

    Quite. There are exactly two kinds of history. The black kind, which probably plays Jazz music and talks funny, and the white kind, which goes to church and abhors spicy food.

    Racist.

  68. WDYSIA says:

    Thank you Delta, I very much appreciate it. The more who can spread this message, the better.

  69. Rex Anger says:

    Trains are annoyingly hard to dislodge Rex 6.28pm …Not when you have Wayne Goss and the ass istent Kevin Rudd take over the railways sack every one and bring up Victorians to replace Queenslanders.

    Welp, Aurizon technically got me my job, by effectively wanting out of grain haulage and then nickel and acid haulage in WA (ditto intermodal work 4 years ago coz dividends weren’t good enough)…

  70. Top Ender says:

    Rudd is always up to say something slightly controversial.

    It’s the only way to get his heroin – the “I must be the centre of attention” drug he’s addicted to.

    To think he’s probably got another 20-30 years of annoying us to go.

  71. old bloke says:

    I am personally concerned that there is only a single dual-gauge link between Perth and the rest of Australia, thru the Avon Valley up to Northam.

    During the RGR years, before Abbott stopped the free flow of Iranian Revolutionary Guards into Australia (also known as “refugees”), they were accommodated at the old army barracks at Northam, right next to the sole railway link from Perth to the rest of Australia, and right beside the major road transport connection between Perth and the east.

    Lots of planning went into that move.

  72. Rex Anger says:

    ‘In the wake of the contested 1872 election for governor of Louisiana and local offices, a group of white DEMOCRATS armed with rifles and a small cannon, OVERPOWERED Republican freedmen and state militia (also BLACK) occupying the Grant Parish courthouse in Colfax.

    ‘Most of the freedmen were killed after surrendering; nearly 50 were killed later that night after being held as prisoners for several hours. Estimates of the number of dead have varied, ranging from 62 to 153; three whites died but the number of black victims was difficult to determine because many bodies were thrown into the Red River or removed for burial, possibly at mass graves.’

    But…but… muh blegg votuh zuppreshun by Orange Moon Bird! 😭

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    ‘In the wake of the contested 1872 election for governor of Louisiana and local offices, a group of white Democrats armed with rifles and a small cannon, overpowered Republican freedmen and state militia (also black) occupying the Grant Parish courthouse in Colfax.

    There’s accounts of several such incidents in Stephen Budianski’s book “The Bloody Shirt: Terror After the Civil War.”

  74. Rex Anger says:

    Rudd is always up to say something slightly controversial.

    I seem to remember his trumpeting (and much mitual mastirbation by all the usual woke suspects) about removing a single Battalion Group from Al-Muthanna in Iraq in 2008…

    …Only to immediately commit SASR, 2CDO and a Battalion Group to Tarin Kowt.

    The Training Team stayed,though…

  75. Tailgunner says:

    he’s probably got another 20-30 years of annoying us to go.


    No internet in our new SuperMax for Traitors outside Woomera.
    Sorry, kev

  76. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I know right?

    This elderly spack is said to be undergoing a free (DVA funded) research thingy.

    As Mr Rooney said a week or so ago and taking into account the existing overt skill set, the sooner it’s in the public domain the better.

  77. Tailgunner says:

    Now that Coke has gone woke, the only option for patriots is Q cola.
    Natch!
    Delicious

  78. Tailgunner says:

    Holy shit – the poor bugger that tossed the coin had no hands!
    Respect

  79. Tailgunner says:

    Arky – Q cola.
    See the light.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first female black prosecutor, was killed in 1965.

    Numbers – The KKK were Democrats. The greatest enemy that African-Americans now have are the Democrats. Slavery of the mind has replaced slavery of the body.

    As I have said before the Christian right operates as per Gal 3:28 in the Bible.

  81. Tailgunner says:

    Don’t test the press on the bloody dog, for Pete’s sake!
    He looks surprisingly happy to go in it though?
    Fkn dogs

  82. 1735099 says:

    Here’s some more ‘black history’ for you, Mr Research Bloke. Pay attention now, because it involves the people you’ve been cheering on for years:

    Anyone who believes that there is any philosophical or political resemblance between the Democrats and Republicans of a century and a half ago with the contemporary parties of 2021 demonstrates a deep and unredeemable ignorance of American history.

  83. Tailgunner says:

    Tigers with the first!
    My H2H bet pays already.
    😎
    #Pro-gamblerlyfe

  84. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    There’s another case of blood clots.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-15/authorities-investigate-death-woman-blood-clots-covid-vaccine/100073018

    Federal health authorities are investigating the death of a 48-year-old diabetic New South Wales woman who developed blood clots after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

    The ABC has been told preliminary tests did not find a conclusive link to the vaccination.

    But more tests are needed to confirm what role, if any, the vaccine had in her death.

    It is not known which vaccine she received.

    In a statement, a NSW Health Department spokesperson said the department would not speculate on or discuss individual cases, but offered condolences to the family of the woman who died.

    “The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for regulating and monitoring the use of COVID-19 vaccines in Australia,” the spokesperson said.

    “Monitoring involves detecting and responding to any emerging safety concerns related to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly any adverse events following immunisation.”

    The spokesperson said NSW Health was notified whenever a serious or unexpected adverse event occurred.

    “NSW Health investigates these events and refers its expert panel findings to the TGA, which is responsible for assessing causality,” they said.

    They noted that many “conditions” could arise during normal life, regardless of receiving a vaccine, but that it was important for anyone worried they were experiencing an adverse effect after a vaccination to contact their doctor

  85. Arky says:

    Gotta buy a new torque wrench.
    Price of shit is going up like buggery.
    Dude who sold me the press says next month everything in the shop is going up in price.
    USA going “crazy” he says, people responding to the covid with shed improvements.
    Plus supply and shipping problems.

  86. Zyconoclast says:

    baby steps to Soylent Green

    BTW why did Charlton Heston make so many post apocalyptic movies?

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Our longest military conflict has wrought profound changeBRENDAN NICHOLSON

    12 minutes ago April 15, 2021
    No Comments

    The war in Afghanistan has profoundly changed the Australian Army and had a significant impact on the whole Defence Force.

    More than 26,000 ADF personnel served in Afghanistan and the vast majority fought and worked with great courage and decency, many living in isolated pat­rol bases in remote valleys with the Afghan soldiers they mentored.

    They did not just teach the Afghans to shoot and then send them on their way — they fought, and some died, with those soldiers.

    Even when trust was broken with “insider” killings of Australian and allied soldiers by Afghan personnel who were traitors or disaffected, the Diggers persevered.

    Soldiers who ran technical training programs for Afghans were immensely proud of the tradesmen they turned out. Those who built clinics took the same pride in introducing visitors to young Afghan doctors there, tending long lines of sick and injured.

    Diggers who built or repaired schools were proud local kids, especially girls, were being educated.

    There were hope-filled periods when the region round Kabul was calm enough to visit local markets, to roam through shops full of stunning carpets, shawls and cloaks without an armed escort. That was an echo of Afghanistan of the days before the Russian invasion when it was a romantic, historical and surprisingly secular sojourn on the global hippy trail.

    At the same time, there was another war going on in the mountains and valleys a helicopter ride away where Australian and allied special forces battled through one dangerous operation after another in a conflict fought in darkness and out of sight of the media and the world at large.

    A small minority of them got out of control.

    This became a true corporal’s war where junior NCOs had the authority of kings.

    On top of that, the army was short of officers who’d passed the arduous special forces selection courses and some young officers from the regular army were sent to the Special Air Service Regiment.

    Some thrived but others were treated with contempt by a small number of those NCOs who’d spent endless nights on dangerous operations and who undoubtedly did know more about fighting and surviving than the young officers sent to command them.

    There was also a view by many in the regular army that they’d largely been marginalised through a determination to minimise casualties by using the special forces for just about everything.

    When concerns were raised about possible unlawful killings, the army ordered its own investigations. What they uncovered was profoundly disturbing. Something had gone badly wrong on the Afghanistan missions; a distorted warrior ethos permeated parts of the SAS and a culture of impunity had taken hold there.

    There were “catastrophic cultural and professional shortfalls” within Special Operations Command and “corrosive” friction between the major special forces units, the SAS Regiment and the commandos. Under the pressure of 20 intense rotations in Afghanistan over 11 years, the special forces had become isolated from the rest of the army.

    Any examination of how operations in Afghanistan have changed the ADF has to include a reality check on Justice Paul Brereton’s report on alleged ADF atrocities in Afghanistan. He found a range of atrocities that could put the perpetrators among the nation’s worst serial killers.

    The word “woke” is fired around with abandon by those who disagree with any action taken by anyone trying to do the right thing. It is “woke”, apparently, for senior military officers to be shocked to learn of evidence some Australian soldiers, a small minority, committed war crimes that included cutting the throats of children. And it’s “woke” to object to Australian soldiers wearing the deaths head symbols once favoured by Hitler’s elite killers.

    ADF commanders say a restructured SOCOMD is pos­ition­ed to implement the Afghanistan inquiry’s findings and rebuild the trust of government, the defence organisation and the public.

    Of all the wars in which Australia has been involved, the Afghanistan conflict was the longest, its largely hidden cost reflected in the number of veterans who’ve killed themselves since coming home.

    On the positive side, the war taught the army a lot about the necessity for the war fighter and intelligence to be tightly integrated. And it necessitated technological advances by Australian soldiers and engineers that will save lives in wars and peacekeeping mission all over the world.

  88. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    There’s a great article on Quadrant about Prince Philip’s interest in art.

    While wandering through the private gallery inside Buck House, I wondered do they ever walk in and look at this magnificent stuff. Maybe they do.

  89. Boambee John says:

    Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first female black prosecutor, was killed in 1965. The 34- year-old civil rights pioneer was beaten and thrown in the Ohio River. The prosecutor was pulled out of her rental car, beaten in the head with a brick until she lost consciousness and thrown into the Ohio River, where she drowned.
    The brutal Aug. 5, 1965, murder of Alberta O. Jones, a civil rights activist and the first woman to become a prosecutor in Louisville, was never solved, despite fingerprints obtained from her car and witnesses who saw men tossing a body from a bridge. Never forget about Jones, a trailblazer who integrated the University of Louisville and worked as the first attorney for Muhammad Ali, who was then Cassius Clay, negotiating the contract for his first fight.

    KKK? The armed wing of the DemonRat Party?

  90. Arky says:

    Anyone who believes that there is any philosophical or political resemblance between the Democrats and Republicans of a century and a half ago

    ..
    They’re the same flipping parties.
    Democrats still had KKK numpties in the party well into the 20th century.

  91. Tailgunner says:

    why did Charlton Heston make so many post apocalyptic movies?
    And have so many fishing rods?

  92. Tailgunner says:

    KKK numpties
    They wear all black these days and smash up coloured neighbourhoods.
    #Bliklivesmatter

  93. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Reeee-serch awther Bob:

    ‘with the contemporary parties of 2021 demonstrates a deep and unredeemable ignorance of American history.’

    Oh. Oh, I see. Not surprising, really.

    You know, I couldn’t care less what happens in the land of the shooting spree.

    Ha ha ha. You elderly pompous flog.

  94. Tailgunner says:

    Hi, Minnesota!

  95. Boambee John says:

    Anyone who believes that there is any philosophical or political resemblance between the Democrats and Republicans of a century and a half ago with the contemporary parties of 2021 demonstrates a deep and unredeemable ignorance of American history.

    And how about 60 years ago?

    But the ostrich “doesn’t care what happens in the land of the shooting spree”!

  96. Tailgunner says:

    The early civil rights crew were dealing with antifa, BITD.

  97. Boambee John says:

    Democrats still had KKK numpties in the party well into the 20th century.

    When did former Grand Kleagle Senator (D) Robert Byrd die? And what did Senator (D) Joe Biden say about him at that time?

  98. Mater says:

    And how about 60 years ago?

    Which brings us to this:

    1735099 says:
    February 18, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    The only party I won’t vote for is the Coalition, given that they sent conscripted 20 year-olds in the sixties and seventies to fight, in peacetime, on foreign soil, which cost the lives of over 500 Australians, over 200 hundred of them conscripts. This has never happened before or since in our history.

  99. Notafan says:

    Garden gnome variety pompous flog.

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Cafe patrons aren’t especially well toilet trained. And (avert your eyes now if you are about to have dinner) that gives an opportunity for the cockroaches. They think bird droppings are the finest of cuisine. Often of an evening the head waiter can observe a ring of cockies surrounding an especially yummy bird poo on the concrete driveway.

    Which is where the rats come in: they arrive every so often, eat all the cockroaches, then go away. A fine service and free too!

    We are high up, so rats aren’t a problem, but possums pop in and out for whatever is left, which is not much unless I put bread out on the terrace for them after dark. Don’t really want to encourage them too much. Bush cockroaches do drop in from time to time, and Attapuss loves them. We don’t.

    This is ecology, I say to Hairy. We have to learn to live with it.
    Two lorikeets, one honeyeater with a broken wing feather sticking out, and Mum of the Nest are our regulars now, all expecting a feed, doing performative friendship, and all showing signs of first world obesity. Plump little birdie breasts. They will have to diet a bit during winter.

  101. lotocoti says:

    The Steak Diane must’ve been off at the Woomba RSL.

  102. ZK2A:

    Dick Smith reckoned David Hicks wasn’t getting a “fair go.” The fact that David Hicks was captured, entitled to none of the protections of the Geneva Convention, and could have quite legally been shot out of hand, didn’t register at all.

    Notice how we haven’t captured any more Hickians?
    I wonder if there’s a shoe box somewhere with video files on USBs?

  103. Mater says:

    Anyone who believes that there is any philosophical or political resemblance between the Democrats and Republicans of a century and a half ago with the contemporary parties of 2021 demonstrates a deep and unredeemable ignorance of American history.

    Oh?

    That same year, the Civil Rights Act of 1957 was passed. The act allowed for the prosecution of anyone who denied someone their right to vote.

    But lookie here:

    Kennedy put political realism before any form of beliefs when he voted against Eisenhower’s 1957 Civil Rights Act. The route from bill to act nearly served to tear apart the Republicans and the Democrats were almost united to a politician in their opposition to the bill/act.

  104. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    They will have to diet a bit during winter.

    Like me. This writing game is keeping me at my desk. Deep into De Excidio, a wonderful tale of the fifth century; note the dating, because most people would disagree and put it as during the sixth. But not me and Nicholas Higham, historian from Manchester whose books on King Arthur are genuinely good scholarship.

    Dance classes will save me, I hope. Will try to go to another one tomorrow.

    Life is very busy though.

  105. Zyconoclast says:

    Sanity

    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a Black man during a domestic dispute has returned from administrative leave, officials said Tuesday.

    Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey was not charged in the August 2020 incident that left Jacob Blake Jr. paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey shot Blake seven times while Blake was about to get into an SUV.

    Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said in a release that Sheskey returned to duty on March 31. The release said Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy and will not be disciplined.

  106. Bruce O’Newk:

    I’ve had a lot of admiration for him – he’s enjoyed life and done lots of fun things. Used to give our local school interesting stuff from his stores to raffle. It’s a pity his ideology hadn’t stayed an eccentric fringe thing rather than morph into the 21stC version of fascism. Rather depresses a lot of the good feeling I’ve had for the guy.

    Reputedly, there was a Roman who became top dog in Rome town, and as they do, started killing people.
    Someone admonished him saying “Why are you killing all your old friends?”
    He replied “I’m not killing old friends, I’m killing new enemies.”
    …or something like that. I dunno, I wasn’t there.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    possums pop in and out for whatever is left

    Elderly lady possum displayed discretion this evening, after her valorous tangle with head waiter’s size 12 bare feet last night. She cautiously stuck her nose over the side of the roof guttering to see if it was safe. No size 12s threatening. Satisfied she came down to her usual spot and accepted a lump of bread, then later a carrot. After eight years of this, which means she’s well into double figures, the routine must be four-lane tarmac highway through her grey matter.

  108. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    This whole trainsmash just rolls on….from the Oz.

    101 Doll Squadron leader Maya Sheridan in a letter to the ABC has attacked the public broadcaster for not acknowledging her troupe’s trauma and accused the public broadcaster of using specifically sexualised images of the troupe, which she said demeaned her colleagues. “We are very upset at the attention you have brought to the 101 Doll Squadron. We’ve been persecuted non-stop and all experiencing anxiety and distress,” Ms Sheridan’s letter states.

    “You deliberately shot our crotches from an angle which nobody else saw that were in attendance. Your worldwide public upskirting of our troupe has left us distressed and shamed.

  109. struth says:

    A lovely spot it was.
    You come out of Adelaide and tip the hill just out of Crystal Brook and the outback first greets you with the Flinders on your right and the gulf on your left.
    Now they fill this scene with windmills.

  110. 1735099 says:

    There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.
    The meme doing the rounds in the right-wing blogosphere has its origin in an article written in 2000 in the New York Daily News by the late Jay Maeder.
    He started calling the convention, “Klanbake”, perhaps because he found the word used in his own newspaper’s archive. He was referring to the 1924 Democratic convention in New York.
    Maeder offered no evidence to support this contention.
    Ironically enough, there was a motion put at this 1924 Democrat convention to explicitly condemn the KKK as an organisation, but it was defeated by a narrow margin.
    Contrast this with what happened at the Republican convention in the same year in Cleveland, where a few delegates tried adding a condemnation of the Ku Klux Klan by name into the Republican party platform.
    They couldn’t even get enough support on the floor of the convention to bring it to a vote.
    This is a good primer.
    Read the first chapter, if you have the attention span.

  111. Herodotus says:

    This whole trainsmash just rolls on …
    Cue a track by Men at Twerk.

  112. Arky says:

    there was a motion put at this 1924 Democrat convention to explicitly condemn the KKK as an organisation, but it was defeated

    ..
    But it was defeated.

  113. Nick says:

    Melbourne Cats, what’s the go with Ch7 fellating Job Watson every minute on its footy telecast on Thursdays?

  114. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    and Mum of the Nest are our regulars now,

    Currawong I presume. She and her brood might need counelling. That time of year, if conditions are ripe for them to falling out of the trees drunk.

  115. lotocoti says:

    There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.

    Straight to the pool room.

  116. Mater says:

    And again for the cheap seats:

    Kennedy put political realism before any form of beliefs when he voted against Eisenhower’s 1957 Civil Rights Act. The route from bill to act nearly served to tear apart the Republicans and the Democrats were almost united to a politician in their opposition to the bill/act.

  117. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.”

    Bob the Racist is a comedian.

  118. stackja says:

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

  119. Tailgunner says:

    fill this scene with windmills.
    Lots of unprotected infrastructure if you have eyes to see, tovarisch

  120. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Nick,
    What message does this send?

    He should never have got the gig – what?, the only person who’s ever had to return a Brownlow- the other half rails at the teeev every time he sees him.

    But if Steve Smith is looking to be reinstated as Aust Capt’n then, I suppose, anything goes. /sarc

  121. Steve trickler says:

    A painter doing a painting with paintings in it. FMD. Exquisite detail.

    I’ve been trying to find how long it would take to complete such works of art. Not having much luck. Check out the works from 1:20 – 2:04 for example. In a world of Digital / CGI, this bloke was incredible. And always will be.

    Нового Эрмитаж в акварелях Эдуарда Гау / New Heritage in watercolours by Edward Hau 1861-1865

  122. Nick says:

    the other half rails at the teeev every time he sees him.

    Same

  123. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Bitter and twisted old goat hates “septics”.

    Rants non stop about them despite professing to not giving a shit about what happens in the US.

  124. Roger says:

    “You deliberately shot our crotches from an angle which nobody else saw that were in attendance. Your worldwide public upskirting of our troupe has left us distressed and shamed.”

    Ms. Sheridan has a point.

    One waits with ‘bated breath for the Friends of the ABC’s take on this.

  125. Roger says:

    “There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.”

    Sic.

  126. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.

    Oh wow, Numbers has gone completely off-planet. His brain is cavorting in lefty-unicorn land where every Democrat propaganda story is true.

  127. Nick says:

    Your worldwide public upskirting of our troupe has left us distressed and shamed.”

    Had they actually been wearing skirts…
    Anyway, I digress. I do find it amusing that a girl who gets paid to thrust her underwear clad bottom find it both distressing and shaming.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Ms. Sheridan has a point.

    I would say it will be a long time before there’s any similar performance at the commissioning of any R.A.N. vessel.

  129. stackja says:

    Steve T – Before CGI, Hollywood had many very good matte painters.

  130. Farmer Gez says:

    KLUXING THE COAL FIELDS
    When the Socialist Party denounced the Klan at its 1924 convention, an Indiana delegate suggested that socialist organizers in his home state faced a difficult problem, since “the mining towns [there] are crowded with union men marching in Klan regalia.”42 The robust presence of the Invisible Empire among native-born white Protestant miners inten- sified a host of difficulties that confronted the United Mine Workers in the 1920s. One of the few racially open unions, the UMW struggled to unify a mixed labor force of native white Protestants, Catholics, recent Central and Eastern European immigrants, and African Americans. Defeats in strikes such as the Birmingham district work stoppage in 1920–1921 had driven the UMW into the northern coal fields, where the union main- tained an embattled presence. Unfortunately, the UMW’s domain in the Central Compet- itive Field, comprising Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania, was also the section of the country experiencing the most explosive growth of the Ku Klux Klan. Steps to root out Klan influence became entangled in union politics, particularly left- wing challenges to the abrasive authority of UMW President John L. Lewis.

    Straight from the source China Bob quoted.
    Now, which political party in the US was most aligned with unions?
    It a trick question for politically deluded.

  131. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    conditions are ripe for them to falling out of the trees drunk.

    Which is why currawongs aren’t coming to Cafe Bruce presently, since the Cafe doesn’t have a liquor licence. I did get two arrive today, but they were the first currawongs this week. The rest are off doing interesting berries.

  132. Steve trickler says:

    stackja says:
    April 15, 2021 at 8:16 pm
    Steve T – Before CGI, Hollywood had many very good matte painters.

    To rival Hau? Please show. 👍

  133. Roger says:

    I do find it amusing that a girl who gets paid to thrust her underwear clad bottom find it both distressing and shaming.

    I’m inclined to give her/them the benefit of the doubt in this instance.

    Standards of modesty differ from culture to culture and among sub-cultures within pluralist societies.

    We live in a society where standards are fluid rather than objective and young people especially are often poorly equipped to negotiate them.

    And they have undoubdtedly been used by the ABC for political purposes.

    Shut it down. It’s beyond redemption.

    ]

  134. H B Bear says:

    One waits with ‘bated breath for the Friends of the ABC’s take on this.

    They’re desperately trying to learn how to use the Internet to find out what upskirting is.

  135. Roger says:

    I would say it will be a long time before there’s any similar performance at the commissioning of any R.A.N. vessel.

    Indeed, and so it should be.

    But if TE’s sources are correct the whole thing was a misunderstanding – someone didn’t follow through sufficiently to know who they were hiring.

  136. stackja says:

    Steve T – Search YouTube for videos of pre CGI Hollywood. Probably hundreds at least.

  137. Tailgunner says:

    fellating Job Watson
    You leave Joe alone, thanks.
    He’s the modern day Fev?
    🤣🤣
    But he seems happy at the Lannisters
    Watch out!

  138. Notafan says:

    The ABC filmed from an upstart angle.

    Weren’t they claiming that was a criminal offence just last week?

  139. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Steve trickler says:
    April 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm
    A painter doing a painting with paintings in it. FMD. Exquisite detail.

    The devil in the detail. I recall a doco on The Hermitage and one long serving curator still on the point of tears. She retold of coming into the gallery of a morning to find paintings missing from their usual spot. Stalin had removed them to buy tractors or other mechanised wonders from the west.
    Time for you to hike over to collections.louvre.fr Zulu. Been at it for nearly two weeks and still only up to oeuvre 130 out of 507 paintings.

  140. Nick says:

    SBS

    Afghan-Australians say they fear for loved ones back in their homeland now United States and Australian forces are set to leave the war-torn country in the next few months.
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday that Australia would follow the US and withdraw its final troops from Afghanistan by September this year.
    Members of the Australian Hazara community say their loved ones have been abandoned by the coalition forces that had “committed” to protect minorities in Afghanistan.

    Hang on, they want young Australian males to do what they won’t ? Disgraceful!

  141. 1735099 says:

    But it was defeated.

    It got to the vote.
    In the Republican convention of the same year, it didn’t even make the notice paper.

    Kennedy put political realism before any form of beliefs when he voted against Eisenhower’s 1957 Civil Rights Act. The route from bill to act nearly served to tear apart the Republicans, and the Democrats were almost united to a politician in their opposition to the bill/act.

    The passage of the Civil Rights Act, against bipartisan opposition, and with (in the end) bipartisan support was a product of a Democrat presidency.
    Kennedy introduced the Civil Rights bill in June of 1963, but it had stalled in Congress.
    Johnson, only a few weeks after Kennedy’s assassination, began in earnest to push the bill. There was opposition to the bill both in the Congress and the Senate, from both southern Democrats and Republicans, but Hubert Humphrey, the Democrat whip, ended the filibuster in the Senate with a four-vote margin, as Senator Clair Engle (Democrat -California) did a John McBain. He was wheeled into the chamber and gave a sign (pointing to his eye) supporting the vote because his terminal brain cancer had destroyed his ability to speak.
    Kennedy (who introduced the bill) was a Democrat.
    Johnson (who pushed it through) was a Democrat. He signed it into law on July 2, 1964.
    If you had lived through the history, as I did, rather than reading about it on Rightwing blogs, you might have a better understanding of the reality of the times.
    Opposition to civil rights was (and still is) a product of the mindset of southern whites, irrespective of their party affiliation. Johnson exhibited political courage and was aware that the passage of the bill would cost the Democrats in the South.
    It took someone with the moral vacuity of a Donald Trump to exploit the old Southern resentments.

  142. Arky says:

    It got to the vote.

    ..
    But it was defeated.

  143. Notafan says:

    Oh Good Lord

  144. Boambee John says:

    1735099 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 7:58 pm
    There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.

    Hahahahahahahahaha!!!

    The ostrich might or might not care what happens in the land of the shooting spree, but he certainly knows bugger all about it.

  145. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Google maps tells me I live 4188 kms from that old Qld ratbag.

    Praise be! Not likely to run into it at the IGA.

  146. Steve trickler says:

    Cheers, GM.

  147. From The Daily Wire:
    Daunte Wright Was Wanted For Robbing And Choking A Woman At Gunpoint.

  148. BrettW says:

    Wonder which incident they mean when say cutting the throats of children. Do they mean there was more than one incident ? The only one I am aware of is the case which was listed as the first one in the list by the Brereton inquiry. Please note this is my own conclusion based on multiple newspaper articles in relation to the incident that led to the awarding of the Medal for Gallantry to Mathew Locke and Ben RS. Two others in that team also received gallantry awards from what I undrestand and 2 did not.

    That was the incident where two civilians went up the hill and one may have been a teenager. I refer to this case as the Lone Survivor incident as it is a similar scenario to that SEAL incident which took place a year before. A decision was made by the team leader (not Locke or RS) and the majority of the team to take out the civilians for fear they might be Taliban lookouts. I presume killed by knife but I could be wrong. My reading of the Brereton report is that killing is not one of the cases being investigated further in relation to future criminal cases. Basically my view is it was those civilians or the 6 man team as shortly afterwards they were engaged in a firefight with Taliban. That being the case that incident can not be classified as a war crime.

    Either the journalist is mistaken or there is another incident.

    I am guessing the so called journalist has not heard of the British 17th Lancers of Charge of the Light Brigade fame who also had the deaths head symbol on their regimental badge. German units were wearing that badge long before Hitler became a leader. Can’t remember his name but there was a famous German WW1 General who was wearing cavalry type head gear with deaths head badge still well into the 30’s. Hitler did not invent the badge.

    Personally I thing killing units like SAS, Delta etc should use symbols such as Hello Kitty, Garfield and Bluey the dog. That will really show the bad guys they mean business. Spartan helmets and Punisher imagery are too scary for the woke commanders of today’s military whose main concern is making sure they are meeting their diversity targets in order to improve employment prospects for women, the rainbow coalition, First Nations etc.

    “committed war crimes that included cutting the throats of children. And it’s “woke” to object to Australian soldiers wearing the deaths head symbols once favoured by Hitler’s elite killers”

  149. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “If you had lived through the history, as I did, “

    The racist is our very own Forrest Gump.

  150. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “It took someone with the moral vacuity of a Donald Trump to exploit the old Southern resentments.”

    Just go to bed racist. You’re an imbecile.

  151. Jo says:

    Been watching Taboo. SBS on demand. Tom Hardy fantastic. Somebody Lizzie I think recommended it.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Can’t remember his name but there was a famous German WW1 General who was wearing cavalry type head gear with deaths head badge still well into the 30’s.

    Von Mackensen? Death’s Head Hussars?

  153. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Personally I thing killing units like SAS, Delta etc should use symbols such as Hello Kitty, Garfield and Bluey the dog.

    Even though Peppa the Pig would be like garlic to a vampire in Mooslie lands such a disrespectful symbol would never be countenanced.

  154. Boambee John says:

    Johnson exhibited political courage and was aware that the passage of the bill would cost the Democrats in the South.

    Ostrich clearly unaware of Johnson’s comment that “this law will have the ni gras voting Democrat for the next hundred years”. It was all cynical political opportunism on his part.

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Afghan-Australians say they fear for loved ones back in their homeland

    Stand by for the boats…

  156. mh says:

    1735099 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 7:58 pm
    There has never been an alignment between the KKK and the Democrats.

    OMFG

  157. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Google maps tells me I live 4188 kms from that old Qld ratbag.

    Show some respect, Pedro. You obviously didn’t know he’s a Vietnam veteran.

  158. Arky says:

    The official transition to full-scale violence on behalf of the Klan came on March 31, 1868 when George Ashburn, a white Radical Republican, was murdered. The violence escalated, with the KKK often riding around on horseback in masks whipping African Americans and sending targeted threats to Republican party leaders. The threats eventually would become promises, as 1868 marked an exceptionally bloody year for the Klan, and Klan-inspired vigilantes. There were 336 cases of murder or attempted murder on free African Americans that year.
    – The Clan in Georgia.
    ..
    When Hillary accepted her Sanger Award, she glowed that she was in “awe”of the woman who spoke to the KKK, participated in a “Negro Project,” preached a gospel of “race improvement,” and favored mass sterilization of America’s “race of degenerates.”

    Liberals have never denounced Hillary for that. She has not been asked to return her prized Sanger Award or apologize for it.
    – American Spectator.
    ..
    Further, three years later, Eisenhower signed the GOP’s 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats, and in 1964, Democrat President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after former Klansman Robert Byrd’s 14-hour filibuster, and the votes of 22 other Senate Democrats, including Tennessee’s Al Gore Sr., failed to scuttle the plan.
    – Free Republic.
    ..
    As a young man, the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., enlisted 150 fresh Klansmen into the chapter he launched in his hometown of Crab Orchard, West Virginia.

    Byrd led fellow southern Democrat racists J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and Albert Gore Sr. of Tennessee in a 60-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Despite his decades of robust bigotry, Senate Democrats made Byrd majority leader as recently as 1989.

    When the former KKK recruiter expired in office in 2010 at age 92, top Democrats eulogized him, not least Obama and Biden.

    As part of his 3,085-word tribute to the dead racist, the then-vice president said, “He was a friend, and he was a mentor, and he was a guide.”
    – Headline USA.

  159. Dr Faustus says:

    We’ve been persecuted non-stop and all experiencing anxiety and distress,” Ms Sheridan’s letter states.

    Smart lady – bang up with the latest technique.
    Perhaps add a little suicidal ideation.

  160. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    ABC apologises for edits made to footage of dance performance at commissioning of HMAS Supply
    The ABC has issued an apology for incorrectly editing a video of the 101 Doll Squadron dance troupe performing at the commissioning of the HMAS Supply. The footage made it appear as though the governor-general and the chief of Navy were watching the performance, however, the Navy later confirmed both men arrived after it had finished. The ABC said it was initially believed that the pair were present at the dance but admitted the video “should not have been edited in that way”.

    The ABC fact checker fails again. Who was the ‘incestuous’ one again?

  161. 1735099 says:

    This law will have the….

    The famous unattributed quote that emerges in Kessler’s book, but when historians did a bit of digging they could find no evidence that he actually said it.
    He did, on the other hand, make frequent reference to his belief that the passing of the bill would actually cost the Democrats southern votes, a phenomenon that had held right up until the Georgia Surprise in 2020.
    The language was Johnson’s, but the words weren’t.
    For LBJ, the endgame was the legislation, and he got it through.
    And I believe he was a Democrat…

  162. Mater says:

    The passage of the Civil Rights Act, against bipartisan opposition, and with (in the end) bipartisan support was a product of a Democrat presidency.

    So the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (under Eisenhower – Republican), didn’t exist or wasn’t passed? It kick started the whole programme, and pretty much forced Kennedy to continue along the path (delayed, reluctant and pressured as his actions were (Meredith).

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The bill was passed by the 85th United States Congress and signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 9, 1957.

    This act allowed for the prosecution of anyone denying/restricting someone’s right to vote (a pet subject of yours), and kick started the whole civil rights programme. It pretty much forced Kennedy to continue along the path (delayed, reluctant and pressured as his actions were (Meredith)).

    Opposition to civil rights was (and still is) a product of the mindset of southern whites, irrespective of their party affiliation.

    Nice side step of the issue in question. What was their party affiliation?

    JFK knew:

    Kennedy was a politician and he was acutely aware that Democrats were less than happy with a disproportionate amount of time being spent on civil rights issues when the Cold War was in full flight with Vietnam flaring up and the world settling down after the problems poised by Cuba.

    Kennedy was also aware that southern Democrats were still powerful in the party and their wishes could not be totally ignored if the party was not to be split apart – or if Kennedy was not to get the party’s nomination for the 1964 election.

    You’re fighting against history, Bob.

  163. MatrixTransform says:

    Your worldwide public upskirting of our troupe has left us distressed undressed and shamed ashamed.

    retards

  164. lotocoti says:

    If you had lived through the history, as I did

    Those freedom rides through Upper Tumbucna West never received the publicity they deserved.
    Probably because of Murdoch.
    And Menzies.

  165. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    For LBJ, the endgame was the legislation, and he got it through.
    And I believe he was a Democrat…

    1969 Baby Steps from Johnson. However, smart enough to see the writing on the wall and willing to go forward enough without bringing down the house.

  166. 1735099 says:

    You’re fighting against history..

    Answer me this one simple historical question –
    What was the political affiliation of the two POTUS, one who who introduced, and another who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 described by Martin Luther King as the “second emancipation”?
    Take your time….

  167. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Show some respect, Pedro. You obviously didn’t know he’s a Vietnam veteran.

    Zulu.

    Well, I’ll be hornswoggled.

    Who knew?

  168. H B Bear says:

    If you had lived through the history, as I did

    The ‘Woomba’s own Henry Kissinger.

  169. MatrixTransform says:

    Numpty loves Trivial Pursuit

  170. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Cat polluted with ranting old fool shouting at the clouds.

    I’m off to the pub to shoot the breeze with the good ol’ boys.

    I will also very slyly try and find out what is involved in dragging a thing called a direct seeder over a ploughed paddock without looking like a blow in city slicker.

    ‘Nite Cats. Sleep tight. (not you, numbers).

  171. Boambee John says:

    The famous unattributed quote that emerges in Kessler’s book, but when historians did a bit of digging they could find no evidence that he actually said it.

    A good example of “advocacy research”. Seek to get the answer you want. How much such “advocacy research” will your thesis contain?

  172. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Numbers – Even racist Democrats surrender to overwhelming power when it’s rubbed into their noses. They weren’t defeated though – just changed tactics from overt dominance to soft dominance. Which is why the poor African-American people in the US are now in such misery. The Dems control their education and see that very few of them are functionally literate and numerate. Wherefore they are in thrall to the distributors of welfare, who are Democrats.

    I have many relatives who do well despite the duskiness of their skins. They do so because they live in the Caribbean, not as Democrat plantation serfs. You would be surprised by some of my relos’ names.

  173. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I will also very slyly try and find out what is involved in dragging a thing called a direct seeder over a ploughed paddock without looking like a blow in city slicker.

    Ummmm, using a “direct seeder” is one of the aspects of minimum till, where you don’t plough the ground before seeding – you spray it to kill the weeds.

    It’s a lot easier then it used to be – the computer screen in the cab of the tractor tells you how much seed and fertilizer you have in the bins on the seeder, and the GPS makes it a lot easier to overlap a couple of inches…

  174. mh says:

    If you had lived through the history, as I did

    Ok boomer

  175. Farmer Gez says:

    The voting on the Civil Rights Act 1964.

    The record of the roll call vote kept by the House Clerk on final passage of the bill
    The original House version:

    Democratic Party: 152–96 (61–39%)
    Republican Party: 138–34 (80–20%)
    Cloture in the Senate:

    Democratic Party: 44–23 (66–34%)
    Republican Party: 27–6 (82–18%)
    The Senate version:

    Democratic Party: 46–21 (69–31%)
    Republican Party: 27–6 (82–18%)
    The Senate version, voted on by the House:

    Democratic Party: 153–91 (63–37%)
    Republican Party: 136–35 (80–20%)

    Damn those Yankee Republicans to hell, eh Bobbie.

  176. thefrollickingmole says:

    Did they emancipate the prostatots as well?

    Reuters busy doing a wang.

    They have a fact check on Robert Byrd which has the headline “ Robert Byrd not a grand wizard of the KKK”

    Then if you click through and read past a lot of waffle on him not being the grand poobah but only an organiser and member…

    ‘Illaries mentor

  177. mh says:

    Last ten minutes and Brisbane – Panthers all locked up 12-12

  178. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Slavery in America was overturned not by Democrats but by the soft power of Christians, who believe all people are God’s creatures, equal in every way. The British Christian revival forced this upon the British Empire, who abolished slavery in the early 1800’s. Characteristic of the lefty Democrats that they refused to accept this beyond even the catastrophic defeat in 1865, and held out until the 1960’s.

    And now the Dems are overturning Christian morality in the US, and surprise surprise the lot of African-Americans is again getting worse.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Oh, and Pedro, it’s the mark of an amateur not to lift the tines out of the ground at the end of each run “up and back” the paddock..

  180. 1735099 says:

    Even racist Democrats surrender to overwhelming power….

    If that is true, you should have no trouble in providing evidence that African-Americans are –
    1. Migrating in droves to Republican states.
    2. Celebrating the recent electoral “integrity” legislation introduced in Republican administrations.

  181. Mater says:

    The passage of the Civil Rights Act, against bipartisan opposition, and with (in the end) bipartisan support was a product of a Democrat presidency.

    True or false, Bob?
    (Do remember who was President in 1957)

    What was the political affiliation of the two POTUS, one who who introduced, and another who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 described by Martin Luther King as the “second emancipation”?

    Answer me this, how could Kennedy not follow through, given the Republicans had kicked it off and had already enshrined some elements of Civil Rights in law (despite overwhelming Democrat opposition)? The 1957 bill enshrined African-American voting rights in law. The Democratic were now between a rock and a hard place. Had those voting protections not been in place, do you think the Democrats would have (politically) feared any anger from the black community? They had to think on their feet, and threw a political Hail Mary to save their hides.

  182. thefrollickingmole says:

    Wang believes melanin content makes having any form of ID beyond the capabilities of those who have too much.

  183. Boambee John says:

    1. Migrating in droves to Republican states.
    2. Celebrating the recent electoral “integrity” legislation introduced in Republican administrations.

    Clearly you are too silly to comprehend the rest of the paragraph, which is:

    They weren’t defeated though – just changed tactics from overt dominance to soft dominance. Which is why the poor African-American people in the US are now in such misery. The Dems control their education and see that very few of them are functionally literate and numerate. Wherefore they are in thrall to the distributors of welfare, who are Democrats.

    The DemonRats (and the left here i respect of the indigenous) keep their “clients” poorly educated and living on welfare. Golden chains, rather than steel chains.

  184. Boambee John says:

    Looking at the way the ostrich twists history to meet his political preferences, I think that we can predict his approach to his thesis.

    PS, lots of others here also lived through the 1960s. Our “lived experiences” are as valid as yours. Probably more so, given your known prejudices.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Oh, and Pedro, if you don’t want to be seen as a ‘city slicker” DON’T ask where in the cab of the tractor, you plug your laptop, so you can update your Facebook page while you are driving…

  186. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Numbers – You are obviously thick as a rock. I just told you that African-Americans are dominated by Democrats using the weapon called “welfare”. They do not move to Republican states because they are habituated to it, and Democrat education systems have made sure they have no useful skills with which to obtain work even if they wanted to.

    Election integrity in Dem strongholds like Baltimore is maintained by groups such as the Black Panthers, who make sure that people in their area vote as they as supposed to. They know everyone and their relations, they have no qualms about use of force. In such areas the rate of success for murder case investigations is about 10%.

    Why are you so ignorant about the foulness of the Democrat plantation system? And ignorant of the current undemocratic fascism of the Democrat Party?

    I could give you citations for all of this, some of which I’ve given before like Baltimore education figures, but it’s my bed time and I can’t be bothered.

  187. MatrixTransform says:

    What I don’t get is what Numpty thinks his gibber promotes the progressive cause.

    every time it posts it show-cases it’s own simplistic bigotry

    it must not only be a retard but also be retarded

  188. lotocoti says:

    I ate a tuck shop meat pie whilst watching Armstrong take One Small Step.
    Nobody can challenge my moral authority on matters concerning orbital mechanics.

  189. MatrixTransform says:

    are yous sayin’ that there’s no USB ports in a tractor?

  190. JC says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
    April 15, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Google maps tells me I live 4188 kms from that old Qld ratbag.

    Show some respect, Pedro. You obviously didn’t know he’s a Vietnam veteran.

    There it goes again. Always at the back of the crowd throwing stuff. He ought to be thrown off the site with a severe kick in the arse. Worthless scumbag.

  191. 132andBush says:

    His brain is cavorting in lefty-unicorn land where every Democrat propaganda story is true.

    AKA – Linking to The Washington Post.

  192. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Woomba Miata Fan Club Deputy Under-President, Master of Fines and Name Tag Marshal Liability Bob, earlier:

    ‘as Senator Clair Engle (Democrat -California) did a John McBain. He was wheeled into the chamber and gave a sign (pointing to his eye) supporting the vote because his terminal brain cancer had destroyed his ability to speak.’

    Who’s John McBain?

  193. MatrixTransform says:

    Nobody can challenge my moral authority

    Numpty is the authority telling the pie shop what to bake and who to sell to.

    and one short step from telling you what pies you’ll pay for.

    ie.

    retard

  194. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Did you cut and paste the error without quotes, thus plagiarising yet again, Liability Bob, Or is it just that you can’t spell?

    I’m tipping the former.

    Again.

  195. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Oz says: Keneally Making Her Own Way To Christmas Island. Paywalled. She would only be going there to make mischief of some sort. Is that family of welfare limpets still stuck hard and fast on the island? Anyway, hope she follows the most accurate song-lines and doesn’t wander off into the desert en route.

  196. Farmer Gez says:

    From the ABC Everyday page.

    We live in a world where the majority of main characters on children’s television are white; where there are more animals than people of colour protagonists populating the pages of children’s books.

    Where are the disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families in Bluey’s Brisbane? If they’re in the background, let them come forward.

    I must be repressing our five dogs. None of them seemed at all interested in diversity when I fed them tonight.

  197. 132andBush says:

    Oh, and Pedro, it’s the mark of an amateur not to lift the tines out of the ground at the end of each run “up and back” the paddock..

    Not to mention switching off and turning on.
    Unless the farmer has overlap control.

  198. Tony Rooney says:

    MatrixTransform says:
    April 15, 2021 at 9:17 pm
    Numpty loves Trivial Pursuit

    He was an aural witness to the bombing of Cambodia that directly resulted in the Cambodian genocide.

    He’s lived history man

    Well no, not really.

    He’s actually just a fabulist with reading and comprehension issues.

    Get it out there Bob. 😉

  199. Farmer Gez says:

    Unless the farmer has overlap control.

    Correctly adjusted with lag time naturally.

  200. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Ah yes.

    Sixth Station of the Cross Bob faithfully re-enacting, Tropic Thunder-style that particular event.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    He was an aural witness to the bombing of Cambodia that directly resulted in the Cambodian genocide.

    Refresh my memory, please Tony. Why were the Americans bombing Cambodia in the first place? Nothing to do with violations of Cambodian neutrality by dear, kindly old Uncle Ho, and the North Vietnamese?

  202. lotocoti says:

    dogs of colour

    Would a Doberman Pinscher count as a DoC?
    Or as a symbol of garage nasties?

  203. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Liability Bob!

    Who’s John McBain? The Melbourne IVF fertility specialist?

    The Centuria Capital joint CEO? The New Jersey musician?

    The General Hospital character? That one?

    Come on, man! You’re the research guy, right?

    Right?

  204. jupes says:

    Wonder which incident they mean when say cutting the throats of children.

    Like almost everything in that stupid article, the claim is utter bollocks. It was first made by Samantha Crompvoets in her report into special forces culture. The claim was so ludicrous that it didn’t even make it into Brereton’s bag of bullshit.

  205. MatrixTransform says:

    Samantha Crompvoets

    well that’s put me off crumpets

  206. Farmer Gez says:

    Would a Doberman Pinscher count as a DoC?
    Or as a symbol of garage nasties?

    Our brown Kelpie bitch is a DoC.
    She lords it over our pale Labrador bitch, who’s double her size. The sheepdog regards her with utter contempt.

  207. 132andBush says:

    Correctly adjusted with lag time naturally.

    A bloke north of us has a Bourgault 24m bar and air seeder with section control.
    Impressive gear.

    Apart from RTK steering it’s all manual for me.

  208. C.L. says:

    Appropriate dress for a funeral at St Mary’s Cathedral, Julie Bishop – even if it was Carla Zampatti’s?

  209. Terry Pedersen says:

    what pies you’ll pay for

    I was at the pie shop in Hahndorf recently, last one on the right. Bought a heap of their expensive pies and went outside to share and enjoy them with the family. Checked the docket, saw that the serving girl had left off one of the most expensive ones, so went back into the shop to pay for it. The serving girl insisted that she had made no error and refused to discuss it further. So, I kept my money and left.

  210. Mater says:

    Checked the docket, saw that the serving girl had left off one of the most expensive ones, so went back into the shop to pay for it. The serving girl insisted that she had made no error and refused to discuss it further. So, I kept my money and left.

    Suggest you change your avatar to a White Horse.

  211. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The male version of Magda Szubanski, VicJack Inc’s Luke Cornelius strikes again (the Hun):

    ‘Senior police have blocked the selection of six detectives at a busy crime investigation office because no women were chosen. The decision means the Wyndham CIU – which covers the Werribee area – will be down six detectives for at least six months.

    ‘Two places at the Maribyrnong CIU [Foot-is-scray and surrounds] have also been thrown open as part of the overturning of appointments made by the same selection panel.

    ‘All eight positions have been re-advertised and are unlikely to be filled until next month at the earliest. The vacancies were created by transfers late last year.

    ‘The appointments were made last month at a local level but removed when sent to command to be ratified. Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius stood by the decision and said the force’s goal was to create a “more inclusive” workforce.

    ‘Mr Cornelius said there were no gender quotas in Victoria Police.’

    As a general rule, VicJack Inc detective types work insane hours with no overtime. This does not generally suit flexitime 5 hour a day working arrangements where you can nip out for two hours to pick the kiddies up in between going on maternity leave for seven or eight years, resulting in less chick applicants.

    These ain’t Sleepy Hollow areas either.

  212. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Bought a heap of their expensive pies and went outside to share and enjoy them with the family’

    Are you Ben Batterham, spending his million bucks on pies?

    Doxxed!

  213. JC says:

    Hey CL, thank our lucky stars that at least her arms were covered this time.

  214. MatrixTransform says:

    So, I kept my money and left.

    you should put that in a t-shirt

  215. C.L. says:

    LOL. Good point.

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Afghanistan exit: ‘This is a terrible decision — it will be a disaster’

    Jess Malcolm
    An hour ago April 15, 2021
    1 Comment

    Afghan refugees in Australia say the federal government’s decision to remove troops from Afghanistan has been made too early and will lead to a rise in violence among extremist groups and civilian fatalities.

    Scott Morrison announced on Thursday Australia would pull the nation’s remaining troops out of Afghanistan by September, following US President Joe Biden’s decision to end American military presence in the country. The decision has caused anguish among Afghan communities in Australia, who are fearful it could lead to a resurgence in violence and instability in their home country.

    Afghan Association of Australia chairman Abdul Khaliq Fazal said the decision would lead to civil war, meaning the sacrifice of Australian troops could be wasted. “There is still fighting happening between the Taliban and the government,” he said. “People are getting kidnapped and killed every day.

    “The government doesn’t have the capacity to control the situation in any cities.

    “This is a terrible decision — it will be a disaster.”

    The number of Afghan people living in Australia was relatively low until the rise of the Taliban insurgency in the 1990s and US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. At least 87 per cent of the Afghan population in Australia arrived after 1996, with most migration (61.1 per cent) occurring between 2006 and 2015, Australian Bureau of Statistics data says.

    Mr Fazal said the Morrison government decision will mean a sharp increase in refugees who need to flee Afghanistan for fear of persecution to countries like Europe, Australia and Middle Eastern countries. “We will put pressure on the government until there is peace and stability,” he said. “When the Afghan government is in a position to control the country, that will be a time to pull them out. Australia has already sacrificed a lot. Why would they leave before there is peace?”

  217. Steve trickler says:

    Digital enhancement makes it look like it was filmed yesterday.

    American Graffiti (1973) – Music Video – Johnny B. Goode

  218. MatrixTransform says:

    you know, Pedersen should probably check with the pie-shop authority to make sure he’s doing it right

  219. FlyingPigs says:

    The serving girl insisted that she had made no error and refused to discuss it further. So, I kept my money and left.

  220. MatrixTransform says:

    So, I kept my money

    the retard hasn’t worked out whose money it is yet

    time is a river

  221. jupes says:

    ‘Senior police have blocked the selection of six detectives at a busy crime investigation office because no women were chosen.

    ‘Mr Cornelius said there were no gender quotas in Victoria Police.’

    Only one of those statements can be correct.

  222. FlyingPigs says:

    Terry Pedersen says:
    April 15, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Can be an indicator that someone is dipping the till and in which case you are complicit in a crime.

    What do you think the whole notion of ‘mystery shoppers’ was created to cover?

  223. jupes says:

    Why would they leave before there is peace?”

    Yes why did you?

  224. MatrixTransform says:

    Only one of those statements can be correct.

    there is no gender

    gender/sex what happened to the whole sex discussion thingo ?

    there is no police force … now that’s a truth

    careful with that that gun, mole

  225. jupes says:

    Watching Tucker Carlson is probably the most depressing thing you can do these days. If only half of what he says is true – and I don’t doubt any of it – the US has been destroyed and has been replaced with a facist state.

  226. JC says:

    Thank you President Trump.

    US March advance retail sales +9.8% vs +5.8% expected

    Last time I saw a retail “tale” number like that was in the 90s at the peak of the tech boom. Just fucking wow.

  227. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Yes why did you?’

    BAM.

  228. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Yes why did you?

    It’s quite a few years ago now, but there was footage on T.V, of an Afghan warlord was making fun of Australian woman soldiers. “You have to send your women to fight? Your men don’t want to fight?”

    A voice, with a pronounced Australian accent, suggested “well, they’re here because your young men don’t seem to want to fight” and the interview ended, then and there.

  229. C.L. says:

    Watching Tucker Carlson is probably the most depressing thing you can do these days. If only half of what he says is true – and I don’t doubt any of it – the US has been destroyed and has been replaced with a facist state.

    Venice Beach Boardwalk 2021:

    https://twitter.com/BoardwalkVenice

    The country resembles Rise of The Planet of The Apes. It seems to be finished.

  230. C.L. says:

    ‘Yes why did you?’

    SPLAT.

  231. lotocoti says:

    So much for keeping the Sabbath and anything else they can lay their hands on.
    The Scottish National Socialists’ Wee Krankie promises everything.
    From free dentists to a basic income for all true Jocklanders.

  232. C.L. says:

    Artie

    Did you know about this?

    Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar reveals plans for $37m mansion on site of $71m Elaine.

    He’s either bulldozed or is going to rip down the Fairfax house.

    Nice new house, no?

    I quite like the design but it seems like gratuitous vandalism. I like old houses.

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