Open Forum: May 1, 2021

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  1. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Backed by Keir Starmer, Tony Blair and the Mandelson fellow.

    That ought to seal their political obituary.

    Finally.”

    I doubt it will…..such is their arrogance and hubris they will still continue to take the working and middle classes for granted. Labour is stuck……much like the ALP is here…because they’ve sold their soul to posh progressives.

  2. areff says:

    Is my dick meant to shrink though?!

    If you’re not a West African, probably just a cold day.

  3. Cassie of Sydney says:

    And Labour has a bleak future in England…under that criminal Blair they encouraged devolution and fomented independence and so now we have the situation where Wales and Scotland are ruled by criminal far-left socialist nut jobs. Labour needs those seats in Wales and Scotland to ever win government…so once Scotland and Wales break away….it won’t be possible for Labour to win….they do well in London and some other large cities but that’s about it.

  4. Roger says:

    I doubt it will…..such is their arrogance and hubris they will still continue to take the working and middle classes for granted. Labour is stuck……much like the ALP is here…because they’ve sold their soul to posh progressives.

    Let’s hope so!

  5. FlyingPigs says:

    “The Big Lie” – Liberal Party of Australia

  6. notafan says:

    Most French use UHT milk.
    Used to hunt for bottled milk in the supermarket there.

    Does explain why cafe au lait is meh (and ridiculously expensive) and expresso the better choice.

  7. Frank says:

    Classification. Koro has been variously classified as a form of a neurosis, apanic disorder, a culturally bound depersonalization syndrome (Yap 1965), abody dysmorphic disorder (Stein et al. 1991), an atypical somatoform disorder (Bernstein and Gaw 1990), a psychotic symptom (Edwards 1984), and apsychopathological expression of castration anxiety (Cheng 1996). Chowdhury(1996, 1998) argues for the distinction between primary koro (either in sporadic or epidemic form), in which genital shrinking is the presenting complaint, and secondary koro, in which the presentation is comorbid with another psychiatric disorder (such as anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, or a disease of the central nervous system).

    Dunno, sounds legit?

  8. Mark A says:

    John Brumble says:
    May 7, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Mark – one alternative solution might be a crate of decent cold-press coffee.

    Thanks I had to look that up, will try.

  9. Bear Necessities says:

    Bruce

    I respect your views on most things and I respect you view on this:

    AZ is fetal derived, Pfizer and Modena aren’t. It’s a moral issue.

    Does any of this below change your mind?

    The article mentions this:

    Some of the findings and data from Nazi research is currently still used today to save lives. Some examples of things developed by Nazi scientists include medications (e.g. chloroquine – used in malaria treatment, a precursor to hydroxychloroquine, both of which drugs have saved millions of lives)

    Read it and comment if you want.

    https://www.gps-can.com.au/covid19-blog/covid-vaccine-fetal-cells

    Wernher von Braun and others were integral to US nuclear ballistic missle development and space program. The Yanks were being practical not moral.

  10. Frank says:

    Taiwanese street justice.

    Thousands of Cockroaches Released in Restaurant to Settle Debt Dispute

    On May 4th, two masked men entered the G House Taipei restaurant holding large bags filled with over 1,000 cockroaches, which they simply released at the reception desk on the second floor of the establishment, before fleeing the scene. Roaches started crawling on the floor, walls and furniture, and it wasn’t long before patrons enjoying their meals there started noticing them as well. Among the diners were policemen Taipei Police Department who were attending a banquet there, and they immediately created a task force to catch the perpetrators.

    With bonus video of the attack which is not worth the effort of clicking for.

  11. Mitch M. says:

    Frank says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:16 pm
    Classification. Koro has been variously classified as a form of a neurosis, apanic disorder, a culturally bound depersonalization syndrome (Yap 1965), abody dysmorphic disorder (Stein et al. 1991), an atypical somatoform disorder (Bernstein and Gaw 1990), a psychotic symptom (Edwards 1984), and apsychopathological expression of castration anxiety (Cheng 1996). Chowdhury(1996, 1998) argues for the distinction between primary koro (either in sporadic or epidemic form), in which genital shrinking is the presenting complaint, and secondary koro, in which the presentation is comorbid with another psychiatric disorder (such as anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, or a disease of the central nervous system).

    Dunno, sounds legit?

    Good to see unanimity in the diagnoses.

  12. Muz says:

    Late to tea party. Rooibos, another nicotine sub. Try to limit myself to twice a week. My children tell me I get aggressive on it. Wimps.

  13. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Bern at 4.59;

    One of the great moments in cinematic history.

  14. Late to the party, Mark A but the cheapskate further is the IKEA one. $3.00 in Australia, hand-held, runs on two AA cells. When our Aldi further died, we didn’t replace it. Also, we are happy with the Aldi capsule espresso machine for capsule convenience at a lower price point. Our second-generation with the flueted sides has been going for years.

  15. FlyingPigs says:

    Mark A

    Coffee Beans from either Thailand or Philippines blended to your taste and whichever variety and whether you want your beans shat out of an animal or not.

    A wizz thing that will smash the beans to your desired size… straight out of refrigerator you can make it dust.

    A simple drip feed coffee machine… hot water tank on one side pumping hot water to coffee bean receptacle on other and infusion drips into a 4 cup jug below.

    Equipment cost is about 50 bucks all up… replace the boiler thingy about every 2 years.

  16. Further -> frother.

    Stupid autocorrect…

  17. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Pod coffee haiku:

    Coffee like a poof
    Too good for styrofoam cups
    Bless my civet cat.

  18. Total cheapskate is a coffee plunger, which I find acceptable.

  19. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Run, you bastard hamsters.

  20. FlyingPigs says:

    some like it strong
    some like it tough
    if you want real coffee then buy it from us

  21. Albatross says:

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr says:
    […]
    The coffee was ground several hours ago.
    Grind is too coarse.
    Grind is too fine.
    Ground coffee is packed way too tight in the group head.

    What were you saying about JC being a ponce again?

    Also:

    group head

    LOL

  22. FlyingPigs says:

    Nelson_Kidd-Players says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:36 pm
    Total cheapskate is a coffee plunger, which I find acceptable.

    agree… and one of those stove top boiler things…

  23. The Barking Toad says:

    Pauline Hanson may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the older she gets the more sense she makes.

    Just on Bernadi on Fox she ripped the SA premier’s “im bleck thoughts to shreds.

  24. 132andBush says:

    Drought getting bad in the US.

    Link

  25. Infidel Tiger says:

    Drought getting bad in the US.

    Link

    Ag prices are going to go even further through the roof.

    Hopefully all the chicoms starve to death.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Drought getting bad in the US.

    It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good – AH1 (wheat) here is $350 a tonne…

  27. Knuckle Dragger says:

    It’s an aspirational goal, but I would dearly like to see Dustin Martin and Tom Hawkins endure season-ending face clashes with each other tonight, that will also require three inches of makeup before their next Instagram appearances.

  28. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Noticed in Tanzania that the locals grow their coffee shrubs in corridors between existing trees and vegetation. Then at Gibbs’ Coffee farm, a huge mono-crop plantation. Wondering which method leads to a better bean.

  29. The Barking Toad says:

    Coffee guests – just dish up the little instant packets you’ve knocked from motels.

    Saves fucking around.

  30. The Barking Toad says:

    off

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Hopefully all the chicoms starve to death.

    Their harvest last year suffered heavily from stripe rust – they’ll just have to find a way to eat “The Thoughts of Chairman Mao.”

  32. FlyingPigs says:

    132andBush says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:45 pm
    Drought getting bad in the US.

    corn was up 30% last time I looked.

    It aint widgets in supply chains that make a difference but food.

    It is why China is taking over Ports to control sea fishing.

  33. areff says:

    Nah, Knuckles, we need a draw. (Just put $10 on that proposition at 50-1)

  34. Knuckle Dragger says:

    People used to gaze in awe at OTs running to almost 20 pages and 5000 comments.

    This is like Kramer test driving the demo car running on empty.

    We can go forever, if only we believe.

  35. 132andBush says:

    It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good – AH1 (wheat) here is $350 a tonne…

    Is that old or new season pricing?

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Is that old or new season pricing?

    On my phone, two days ago, from my grain broker.

  37. Knuckle Dragger says:

    50/1.

    Jeez, that’s juicy. Worth a tenner I reckon.

  38. Old Lefty says:

    Meanwhile in the UK, Labour thrashed in former heartland in Hartlepool and doing badly in local elections across the country. When will they learn that wokery is toxic? For that my, when will wokery -lite Boris twig to it?

  39. 132andBush says:

    So new season? 21/22

    I’d grab a bit of that.

  40. Black Ball says:

    Going to take a great team to knock Richmond off their perch when the whips are cracking.

  41. Frank says:

    Their harvest last year suffered heavily from stripe rust – they’ll just have to find a way to eat “The Thoughts of Chairman Mao.”

    They will eat each other, just like the last time.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Fears of Taliban retribution raised in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case
    Lane Sainty
    Court reporter
    @lanesainty
    An hour ago May 7, 2021

    Fears of brutal Taliban retribution against Afghan witnesses in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case have been raised in court as parties battle over whether certain documents should, if they exist, stay secret.

    After the possibility of “barbaric punishment or death” was mooted by a lawyer for the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force, Mr Roberts-Smith’s barrister Arthur Moses SC retorted that his client might be the one in danger.

    Mr Roberts-Smith is “the father of two children, has been accused of war crimes against the Taliban and he wears those allegations like a loaded gun every day”, Mr Moses said.

    Mr Roberts-Smith, a former SAS soldier and Victoria Cross recipient, is suing Nine newspapers for defamation over reports alleging he committed war crimes while on deployment in Afghanistan and punched a woman in a Canberra hotel.

    Nine will vigorously defend its reporting at an eight-week trial due to start on June 7.

    Mr Roberts-Smith has subpoenaed the ADF and Australian Federal Police in relation to four Afghan witnesses, the Federal Court was told on Friday.

    The four people, from the village of Darwan, are expected to testify remotely from Kabul about an allegation that Mr Roberts-Smith kicked an Afghan man named Ali Jan off a small cliff and ordered another officer to shoot him.

    But Inspector-General James Gaynor has filed a public interest immunity claim against Mr Roberts-Smith’s request, contending the documents – which may or may not exist – should be kept confidential.

    The case is already subject to extensive national security confidentiality measures.

    On Friday, lawyers were at pains to say they were speaking only in hypotheticals before the hearing was closed to the public altogether.

    Barrister Andrew Berger QC said the immunity claim was necessary to protect people in Afghanistan who had co-operated with the Brereton inquiry into Australian war crimes and to ensure Mr Gaynor could continue to carry out his work as Inspector-General.

    Mr Berger argued the mere possibility of Taliban retribution should weigh heavily in favour of the claim.

    “The Taliban can and does punish people who are perceived to have acted inconsistently with their ideology and objectives,“ he said.

    Mr Berger also argued the immunity claim should outweigh concerns about the administration of justice as it was a civil, not criminal, case. “Liberty is not at stake in these proceedings and nor is the protection of the community,” he said.

    Mr Moses suggested the threat of Taliban retribution could equally apply to Mr Roberts-Smith. “We should just pause for a moment and think what the Taliban may or may not do to someone they think has engaged in such war crimes if they ever got their hands on him or his family,” he said.

    He said if the Afghan witnesses had previously put forward a version of events about what happened with Ali Jan, Mr Roberts-Smith was entitled to have it.

    The immunity claim is being supported by the Australian Federal Police.

    Justice Wendy Abraham has reserved her decision.

  43. FlyingPigs says:

    Frank says:
    May 7, 2021 at 8:09 pm
    Their harvest last year suffered heavily from stripe rust – they’ll just have to find a way to eat “The Thoughts of Chairman Mao.”

    They will eat each other, just like the last time.

    There is a reason why Chinese food tastes like pork.

  44. FlyingPigs says:

    the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force

    should be kicked to the kerb

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    So new season? 21/22

    I’d grab a bit of that.

    Even AUH1 – $345 a tonne and AGP1 $340 a tonne…

  46. MatrixTransform says:

    Grinders Crema, roasted in Melbourne, 100% Arabica, it’s the Ducks nuts.

    that’s the only thing you have ever said here that makes sense

    $20 at Woolies for a kg of beans

  47. MatrixTransform says:

    coffee

    fucking pod-people

    like zombies

  48. FlyingPigs says:

    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.

    Every fucking year.

  49. Rex Anger says:

    Fears of Taliban retribution raised in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case

    If I were a cynic, I’d suggest the latest legal manoeuvrings are a desperate attempt to avoid exposure.
    Particularly as this defamation case has become by a default a Brereton trial-by-proxy.

    Even if the judge finds for the publishers, but the defence gets stuck into the ‘witnesses’ and tears holes in their story, the entire investigation and rationale will be exposed and ruined.

    This is dangerous ground for RS, the Army and Australian society alike.

  50. Boambee John says:

    calli says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    It’s…almost like you need a degree to make coffee!

    Oh. Wait…

    Less educated law graduates thought becoming a barista was a short cut on the way to becoming an SC? Cut out the soliciting stage?

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.

    Carpet bombed from end to end, coated in concrete and turned into a car park for MacDonald’s?

  52. Infidel Tiger says:

    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.

    Every fucking year.

    Afghanis never do shit to anyone else except their own.

    Leave them alone and they won’t give a fat rat’s ring gear about you or anyone else on earth.

  53. FlyingPigs says:

    Infidel Tiger says:
    May 7, 2021 at 8:30 pm
    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.

    Every fucking year.

    Afghanis never do shit to anyone else except their own.

    Leave them alone and they won’t give a fat rat’s ring gear about you or anyone else on earth.

    so why has everyone fought the fucks for thousands of years?

    don’t be stupid.

  54. FlyingPigs says:

    Afghanistan is a hive of scummery.

  55. Infidel Tiger says:

    so why has everyone fought the fucks for thousands of years?

    M

    Same reason men think they can tame red haired women.

    We are a very dumb species.

  56. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.Chips Channon notes the arrival of the King and Queen of Afghanistan on a State visit in March 1928.
    London is rife with potinsabout the Afghanistans – they say that Queen Mary is quite unperturbed by their manners, King George much amused. If rumours are to be believed, they and the girls spit everywhere in Buckingham Palace, and are so amorous that the royal housemaids have been told to go about in pairs. They are really gangs of savages, but I suppose it is a necessary gesture to impress the King of Afghanistan with our splendour and power.

  57. FlyingPigs says:

    Ma—- humm— id was the camels dung of a Ghan trader.

  58. Fat Tony says:

    COFFEE

    It should be transported by TRAIN, not TRUCK

  59. FlyingPigs says:

    Afghanistan is renowned for which drug?

  60. Top Ender says:

    I suppose it is a necessary gesture to impress the King of Afghanistan with our splendour and power

    Can we have the British Empire back?

    Please?

    Ok, thought not. Just asking.

  61. egg_ says:

    Despite the low elevations, Australia grows arabica almost exclusively. The typica variety is grown, but also catuai, Mundo Novo (hybrid of bourbon and typica), and especially Kenyan varieties more suited to the drier Australian climate such as K7 and SL6. Coffee is processed every which-way: some wet processing, some semi-washed (pulped natural), some dry processed (full natural), and a unique method developed by the Mountain Top Coffee Company called “double pass.” This is where a full natural process bean (dried on the tree) is rehydrated before being pulped.

  62. Mark A says:

    Infidel Tiger says:
    May 7, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.

    Leave them alone and they won’t give a fat rat’s ring gear about you or anyone else on earth.

    The most sane comment about Afghanistan in particular and the M East in general.
    Leave them alone but also don’t import them.

  63. FlyingPigs says:

    Same reason men think they can tame red haired women.

    like they found on the silk road oasis excavation site?

  64. feelthebern says:

    The finest coffees are transported by zeppelin.

  65. Steve trickler says:

    🤣MSM journos will luuuvvvvv this. They are the people that allow such sh*t to go unchallenged.

    Wankers!

    The Most Accurate Fauci Impersonation EVER

  66. Rex Anger says:

    COFFEE

    It should be transported by TRAIN, not TRUCK

    Especially where Buffet and Restaurant services are provided for passenger amenity and comfort…

    #Essentials

    #BrewChoos

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Can we have the British Empire back?

    Look at what happened the first time Australia went to war, without the rest of the Empire…

  68. FlyingPigs says:

    Leave them alone but also don’t import them.

    Mark A

    They are coming for us whatever you or I think and they are already here.

  69. Frank says:

    Afghanistan is renowned for which drug?

    Opium/heroin but also hashish.

  70. Rex Anger says:

    The finest coffees are transported by zeppelin

    Roasted, too…

    #OhTheHumanity

  71. FlyingPigs says:

    Mark A

    Do you understand that?

  72. Rex Anger says:

    Look at what happened the first time Australia went to war, without the rest of the Empire…

    No Zulu, we can’t blame Bob on the British Empire…

  73. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick says:

    May 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Lol

    Mandelson ‘fairly gutted’ by Hartlepool result

    Followed by four paragraphs of Mandelson saying precisely nothing.
    Except how sad it all is.

  74. FlyingPigs says:

    Opium/heroin but also hashish.

    and that is why they control the world and why everyone has tried to take them over and why they just spit in the palace.

    ma humide was a drug fucked shit but look at what the controllers of “the drug” have achieved.

    the chynee are pissed off.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    No Zulu, we can’t blame Bob on the British Empire…

    What did the Irish ever give Australia, bar Ned Kelly, and the Labor Party? They can’t even distill drinkable whiskey, they have to leave that to the Scots.

  76. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Mandelson ‘fairly gutted’ by Hartlepool result

    The Prince of Darkness faces the light.

  77. Leigh Lowe says:

    Frank says:

    May 7, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Afghanistan is renowned for which drug?

    Opium/heroin but also hashish.

    OK.
    So Magilla’s associates are not in their supply chain, then?

  78. Rex Anger says:

    What did the Irish ever give Australia, bar Ned Kelly, and the Labor Party?

    St Patrick’s Day pissups and the seeds of the century-long Break of Gauge debacle?

  79. FlyingPigs says:

    So Magilla’s associates are not in their supply chain, then?

    you know Magilla?

  80. FlyingPigs says:

    What did the Irish ever give Australia,

    honest drinkers

  81. FlyingPigs says:

    Didn’t Pusey at some time control that Irish themed pub down that lane in Melbourne?

    Maybe.

  82. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    I suppose it is a necessary gesture to impress the King of Afghanistan with our splendour and power.

    Incidentally, next stop after London for HM Amanullah Khan, “a large, fat, dark man,” was Moscow. He was hanging out for some sort of subsidy.

  83. Leigh Lowe says:

    Geriatric Mayfly says:

    May 7, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Mandelson ‘fairly gutted’ by Hartlepool result

    The Prince of Darkness faces the light.

    Ah, but he doesn’t.
    Not once in the ensuing paragraphs does he explicitly talk about the “why”.
    All about “good candidate, hard working campaign staff, yada, yada” plus “disappointing not having won elections”.
    Not once in all that does he mention “the voters”.
    You suspect his “seething anger” is more about anger at the voters “lack of vision” than the party being clueless.

  84. Leigh Lowe says:

    What did the Irish ever give Australia, bar Ned Kelly, and the Labor Party? They can’t even distill drinkable whiskey, they have to leave that to the Scots.

    To be fair, they knew how to add a bit of spark to a celebrity fishing trip.

  85. rickw says:

    What’s going on with Bill Gates?

    A simple but possibly highly accurate analysis:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=czW_MAd-Mvg

  86. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “What did the Irish ever give Australia, bar Ned Kelly, and the Labor Party?”

    Numbers.

  87. FlyingPigs says:

    It would be really interesting to work out how you would take Pusey out.

    Mind you.. he’s possibly the most protected person in Australia at the moment.

    Be also interesting to know for whom he wrote mortgage loans.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Numbers.

    Thank you, Cassie, I was waiting for that one.

  89. C.L. says:

    Good Lord, Bill Bailey is slumming it hosting that ‘comedy’ game show pitting Australian and New Zealand ‘comedians’ against each other.

    Just watched a few minutes and couldn’t bear the cringe a minute longer.

  90. Miltonf says:

    The NCC and DLP were pretty Irish were they not?

  91. rickw says:

    What did the Irish ever give Australia, bar Ned Kelly, and the Labor Party? They can’t even distill drinkable whiskey, they have to leave that to the Scots.

    My experience is that they pretty much all have the same slice of insanity.

    5 minutes into a conversation, living the good life in Australia and they’ll be crapping on about the troubles and oppression by England. FMD.

  92. Rex Anger says:

    @ Cassie-

    I wouldn’t be surprised if our Numbers is actually overplaying a relatively obscured (and perhaps unfashionable?) corner of his ancestry for some strange sort of self-aggrandisement.

    It would fit his observed patterns of behaviour and dissembly…

  93. rickw says:

    Steve,

    Let’s not forget critters:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYiIWIjQHCo

  94. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if our Numbers is actually overplaying a relatively obscured (and perhaps unfashionable?) corner of his ancestry for some strange sort of self-aggrandisement.

    It would fit his observed patterns of behaviour and dissembly…”

    Quite so RA….I do recall someone here saying that Bob’s surname is an Anglo-Saxon surname….not an Irish name.

  95. Rex Anger says:

    My experience is that they pretty much all have the same slice of insanity.

    5 minutes into a conversation, living the good life in Australia and they’ll be crapping on about the troubles and oppression by England. FMD.

    At this last St Paddys Day in Leederville, I witnessed a great many pretty young Irish lads and lasses getting blood throats and going deaf from the smacktards who had the sound system turned up so loud, I think they were trying to be heard from County Galway.

    OK! I confess there were Troubles and considerable Oppression of the English lanuage (and that’s before I take the band into consideration), so perhaps nothing has changed after all…

    (Guinness is best served unshaken. And certainly unstirred. And thanks to the profoundly deaf Phil Spector-wannabe who was in charge of the sound board that night, there was precious little chance of avoiding either. 🤬

  96. Boambee John says:

    Miltonf says:
    May 7, 2021 at 9:32 pm
    The NCC and DLP were pretty Irish were they not?

    IIRC, BA Santamaria was Maltese.

  97. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    bluddee hell – why do Ozzies obsess about Coffee, I asks ya?

    Trooble, taste and heritage … 🧐

  98. FlyingPigs says:

    numberwang is a communist shithead still fighting the English Class War he perceived in Sir Robert Menzies that abcess filth denigrated in a scum production of ‘muriels wedding’.

  99. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I do recall someone here saying that Bob’s surname is an Anglo-Saxon surname….not an Irish name.’

    Well, that’s 800 words on non-binary ancestry to look forward to in the morning.

  100. FlyingPigs says:

    Zulu… shove your whiskey recommendations.

    I make my own… lol

    https://aussiedistiller.com.au/index.php?sid=6bb6450d3ff7be2c02a80045782971c9

  101. egg_ says:

    Good Lord, Bill Bailey is slumming it hosting that ‘comedy’ game show pitting Australian and New Zealand ‘comedians’ against each other.

    B Grade Comedians at that.

    Lotsa locally produced SBS stuff resembles Community Channel stuff outside of the Housos/Fat Pizza/Swift & Shift mob.

  102. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    That’s ‘eritage, spelled with a capital aitch, I tells ya 🤠

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
  104. Leigh Lowe says:

    At this last St Paddys Day in Leederville, I witnessed a great many pretty young Irish lads and lasses 

    Rex, around the inner Northern suburbs of Melbourne on St Patrick’s day you will hear a variety of feckin’ Oirish accents never heard on the Emerald Isle.

  105. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Chris Scott, Geewong coach on the teev at 3/4 time.

    Still a dead ringer for Lord Farquaad from Shrek.

  106. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘I do recall someone here saying that Bob’s surname is an Anglo-Saxon surname….not an Irish name.’

    Well, der.
    It’s Ho Chi Minh.
    Not O’Chimmin.

  107. feelthebern says:

    The migrant experience in Oz is second only to the US.
    I haven’t looked at a BRW rich list for a while, but 3-4 years ago an investment bank in Oz did analysis showing that the 3 largest migrant groups that were disproportionately represented were Greeks, Italians & Chinese.

  108. FlyingPigs says:

    It’s about this time in history that you could wish that the Southern States of America had thrashed the North.

  109. FlyingPigs says:

    around the inner Northern suburbs of Melbourne on St Patrick’s day you will hear a variety of feckin’ Oirish accents never heard on the Emerald Isle.

    bullshit…

    which Northern suburbs of Melbourne have you ever been in to actually hear speech?

  110. Leigh Lowe says:

    which Northern suburbs of Melbourne have you ever been in to actually hear speech?

    Um, the ones where people speak in a speechy kind of way?

  111. FlyingPigs says:

    Pusey, Pusey, Pusey is coming for the mortgage…. of so called Vic coppers and so called Vic lawyers.

  112. Rex Anger says:

    Rex, around the inner Northern suburbs of Melbourne on St Patrick’s day you will hear a variety of feckin’ Oirish accents never heard on the Emerald Isle.

    We got actual Irish here…

  113. FlyingPigs says:

    the ones where people speak in a speechy kind of way?

    but not a suburb you can name which actually was the original question

  114. Bruce in WA says:

    The worst coffee is Indonesian or Ethiopian.

    Dunno … a shot of “real” Balinese coffee certainly snaps the eyelids open in the morning with a “crack” you can hear from 20 paces away.

    Best coffee I ever had? A little stand-up coffee bar in Rome: double shot espresso and grappa for me, granita for my wife … at 9.00 in the morning. Bliss.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Christian Porter vs ABC defamation suit: Former attorney-general says ABC, Louise Milligan motivated by malice
    Josh Zimmerman
    The West Australian
    Fri, 7 May 2021 6:39PM

    Christian Porter has accused the ABC and reporter Louise Milligan of engaging in an unfair witch hunt that culminated in the publication of what he claims was a defamatory online article falsely implying he “brutally roped” a 16-year-old girl in 1988.

    Lawyers acting for the former attorney-general say the February article was published with neither the alleged victim — known as Kate — nor her family’s consent, did not provide Mr Porter a right of reply and were “predominantly” motivated by “malice” and a determination to cause reputational harm to the senior WA Liberal.

    Court documents revealed late today in the high-profile defamation case outline both the ABC’s defence and Mr Porter’s reply.

    Counsel for the ABC deny the article — which detailed Prime Minister Scott Morrison receiving a dossier alleging an unnamed cabinet minister had been accused of a historical rope — was published “of and concerning” Mr Porter.

    They also deny the article imputed that Mr Porter roped Kate or was a police suspect in the alleged offence.

    However, if the Federal Court finds the article does carry those imputations, the ABC has flagged a series of other defences including qualified privilege — that the story contained information concerning government that was relevant to readers — and truth.

    As part of that truth defence, the ABC will argue not that Mr Porter is guilty of the alleged rope but rather that there were “reasonable grounds” for suspecting he committed the offence and that it contributed to Kate taking her own life.

  116. feelthebern says:

    Who posted the Shelley Wang clip?
    Bill Gates, got the fever.

  117. FlyingPigs says:

    feckin’ Oirish accents never heard on the Emerald Isle

    I have no idea what you are talking about… but you seem like a racist.

  118. Steve trickler says:

    rickw says:
    May 7, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    G’day 👍

    ———-

    Flight of the Intruder Sam City

  119. feelthebern says:

    Shelly Wang.
    Not Shelley.

  120. FlyingPigs says:

    pusi

  121. Leigh Lowe says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    May 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Christian Porter vs ABC defamation suit: Former attorney-general says ABC, Louise Milligan motivated by malice

    I think Aunty is in a spot of bovver.

  122. FlyingPigs says:

    I think Aunty is in a spot of bovver.

    are you a bovver boy?

  123. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    FlyingPigs says at 9:30 pm:

    “It would be really interesting to work out how you would take Pusey out.

    Mind you.. he’s possibly the most protected person in Australia at the moment.

    Be also interesting to know for whom he wrote mortgage loans.”

    Ummm – nobody? Dick Pusey was as a strip club spruiker.

  124. MatrixTransform says:

    shit.
    almost forgot.
    go good Betty !!

  125. FlyingPigs says:

    Mick Gold Coast QLD says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    good luck Mick

  126. feelthebern says:

    Is Geelong good?
    Or are the Hawks bad?

  127. FlyingPigs says:

    I met a bovver boy once.

    He was front and centre in what I see was finally dismissed by the scum English fucking lawyer class that were trying to take down English Soldiers sent to do a job in “The Troubles”.

    He did his duty but it fucked him.

    I would kick fuckhead lawyer dickface Brereton straight in the face of the pathetic scum.

  128. Leigh Lowe says:

    Be also interesting to know for whom he wrote mortgage loans.”

    Ummm – nobody? Dick Pusey was as a strip club spruiker.

    Not entirely.
    Yeah, Pussy did talk his book up a bit to win “Broker of the Year” gongs.
    But the most embarassing thing is he wrote a lotta, lotta loans with both VikPlod and Plastic Paddy Feds.
    Those contacts enabled him to become a total renegade xunt, avoiding fines, using coppers to get contact details of anyone who pissed him off.
    That is the embarassing irony.
    Friendly loan client coppers enabled his shit behaviour for years which ended up in that carnage on the Eastern Freeway.
    My mail is that the only reason there were four coppers present is that he bluffed the first two with bogus legal talk and name-dropping.

  129. FlyingPigs says:

    ADF = Absolute Definite Fuckwits

  130. FlyingPigs says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    thank you for that bit of actual honesty.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Budget 2021: Leg-up for those struggling on property ladder
    Simon Benson
    Political Editor
    @Chambersgc
    24 minutes ago May 7, 2021
    No Comments

    More than 125,000 single parents would be eligible to shift from long-term renting to owning a home with as little as a 2 per cent deposit, or just $8000, under a ­government-guaranteed home loan scheme targeting women who are marginalised from the property market.

    Access to superannuation savings for first-home buyers would also be expanded from $30,000 to $50,000 and an extra 20,000 places would be offered across two other home loan deposit schemes underwritten by taxpayers.

    The new family home guarantee package will form the centrepiece of the government’s housing policy strategy in Tuesday’s budget, which is expected to confirm that the unemployment rate will be returned to below 5 per cent within two years, marking the ­lowest jobless level in more than a decade.

    The Reserve Bank said on Friday the nation’s jobless rate could plunge to as low as 3.75 per cent by 2023 if households were brave enough to spend the tens of billions of dollars in savings amassed during the pandemic.

    In an interview with The Weekend Australian, Josh Frydenberg revealed budget forecasts would show that lost economic output from COVID-19 was now set to be recovered nine months earlier than expected.

    But the Treasurer warned that his greatest concern, apart from the pandemic, remained the worsening global strategic situation and the deterioration of Australia’s relationship with China.

  132. FlyingPigs says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    but

    the xunts are now pushing you out front to cover for them.

    watch out for chicken trucks LL.

  133. a reader says:

    That Liz Cambage is a nasty piece of work. So desperate to badmouth the country that gave her a life and career that she event managed to make offensive comments about the skin colour of an Aboriginal bloke.

  134. FlyingPigs says:

    LL

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but if you need protection?

  135. FlyingPigs says:

    a reader says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    nah….

    I want every single politician in every Parliament in Australia to be a Black Aboriginal Australian.

    Then we will know.

  136. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    FlyingPigs says at 10:58 pm:

    ” Leigh Lowe says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    thank you for that bit of actual honesty.”

    That’s good FlyingPigs, you are learning little by little so late at night.

    Did you notice that Leigh Lowe and I were saying the same thing, that Dick Pussy drums up business for lenders? Then he added some information he had heard.

  137. FlyingPigs says:

    Mick Gold Coast QLD says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    all good Mick

  138. Leigh Lowe says:

    LL

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but if you need protection?

    Ah, no.
    Pussy’s copper maaates evaporated by dawn the following day.
    They are no threat to anybody.
    He still managed to fuck a couple of careers by sending texts in the immediate aftermath to members who weren’t fully appraised of the circumstances.
    Amazing how a single SMS reply “No worries mate. I’ll make a few calls” can fuck over a career.

  139. FlyingPigs says:

    lol.. ok

  140. FlyingPigs says:

    just checking

  141. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘He still managed to fuck a couple of careers by sending texts in the immediate aftermath to members who weren’t fully appraised of the circumstances.’

    Strange. I heard something eerily similar some time back, but didn’t necessarily want to add another chapter to the Pusey distraction campaigns.

    I also heard that the aforementioned careers, depending on who you talk to, weren’t worth saving. Or the plodders attached to them.

  142. Steve trickler says:

    Ladies of the CAT should enjoy this. Squeezing life from between the legs….will no doubt hold some comparisons.

    She’s a champ. Respect!

    What it’s Like to Fly in an F-16 Fighter Jet with a Demo Pilot – 9.5G’s with Cockpit Audio!

  143. mh says:

    Lebanese coffee is to die for.

    Sounds about right.

  144. Leigh Lowe says:

    I also heard that the aforementioned careers, depending on who you talk to, weren’t worth saving. Or the plodders attached to them.

    I was trying to imagine some old-school Robbers Squad blokes even taking a call from a flog like Pussy.
    They would play him like a trout until the cheap mortgage was approved, and five seconds later it would be “Sorry, do I know you?”

  145. Lizzie:

    The food is hospital fare pretending posh. Still terrible, they are better at the jelly and custard routines

    I admit that I have fairly simple tastes in food. I love jelly and custard, bung it over a piece of sponge and I’m in culinary heaven.
    I regard the parfait as the peak of Australian Desserts.

  146. ZK2A:

    I honestly cannot understand why Afghanistan is not continually bombed from one end to the other.

    Carpet bombed from end to end, coated in concrete and turned into a car park for MacDonald’s?

    When the Chinese decide to take over, “The Graveyard of Empires” will just become “The Graveyard,” because they will drench the place with Sarin. And won’t give a shit if some drifts over the borders to Iran and the ‘stans.

  147. ZK2A:

    More than 125,000 single parents would be eligible to shift from long-term renting to owning a home with as little as a 2 per cent deposit, or just $8000, under a ­government-guaranteed home loan scheme targeting women who are marginalised from the property market.

    This is the sort of thinking that caused the GFC and ended up with the people at the bottom of the market losing everything.
    Government NEVER frigging learn do they?

  148. Albatross says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:52 pm
    […]
    Friendly loan client coppers enabled his shit behaviour for years which ended up in that carnage on the Eastern Freeway.

    Fuck me: Pusey force-fed meth to that Indian trick-driver? What a monster!

  149. 1735099 says:

    English Class War he perceived in Sir Robert Menzies

    A wonderful quote from Eddie Ward about Bob Menzies –
    He had a brilliant military career cut short by the outbreak of war.
    Harsh but true…

  150. bespoke says:

    .2.$$

  151. Megan says:

    Just caught up with the fact you’re in hospital, Lizzie. Sending you best wishes and a rapid return to rude health! And I always enjoy a good jelly and custard. Unless the jelly is green, that’s only acceptable if you’re a frog.

  152. Leigh Lowe says:

    Albatross says:

    May 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:52 pm
    […]
    Friendly loan client coppers enabled his shit behaviour for years which ended up in that carnage on the Eastern Freeway.

    Fuck me: Pusey force-fed meth to that Indian trick-driver? What a monster!

    Ah, no, Albatross.
    Independent of the chickin-man incident Pussy is/was a psycho who made a complete arse of himself harassing people for any perceived minor slight.
    He magically managed to get personal details about complete strangers and harass them.
    He also wrote a lot of loans for Plods.
    Join the dots.
    The night of the prang he rang/messaged at least two Plod (one VikPlod, one Fed) to attempt to bail him out of the shit.
    He had become very used to people within Plod fixing things for him, and providing him “background” on people.

  153. 2dogs says:

    Like any proper subject of Her Majesty, I drink tea.

    Coffee is a gateway drug to republicanism.

  154. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    He had a brilliant military career cut short by the outbreak of war.

    Eddie Ward? The same Eddie Ward who was found to bullshitted so spectacularly about the so – called “Brisbane Line?”

  155. Tel says:

    He also wrote a lot of loans for Plods. Join the dots.

    Surprising how much anti-social behaviour has threads connecting back to the banking industry one way or another but often via loans … a very old problem … working with honey and ending up with sticky fingers.

  156. harrys on the boat says:

    The Irish are the most over rated species ever. They’re fucking idiots, who everyone hates openly or secretly. Scum of the earth. Guinness sums it up, people pretend it’s wonderful but nobody actually likes it.

    Hartlepool is a fucking dump. Horrid place. Exactly what should be a Labour stronghold.

  157. JC says:

    Harry

    The old version of Silicon Valley was in Ireland. Don’t ever forget that. Massive ocean liners and freighters were built in Ireland. It was a global centre of excellence of the time.

    This is like some of the mind boggling stupid assertions here at times that only the Protestant west did good. The Leb calls it constipated capitalism. Laughable stupidity that should also get a lifetime ban.

  158. JC says:

    Oh God.

    If it’s not ww1 or Vietnam it’s ww2. Please make it stop.

  159. harrys on the boat says:

    Belfast, ship building, is Northern Ireland, don’t confuse Ulster with Ireland.

  160. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Err, anyone, my computer is upside down – how can this be fixed, I asks ya? 🥸

  161. Gab says:

    Monkfish, hold down the CTRL and the ALT key and hit the up arrow that will straighten your screen out.

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