Open Forum: May 1, 2021

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  1. egg_ says:

    Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has taken aim at the prime minister claiming Mr Morrison has “blood on his hands” for abandoning Australians amid India’s escalating crisis. Mr Slater was in India commentating for the Indian Premier League before he was prevented from returning home to Australia.

  2. Oh, the vines are nice to look at, but do they have to be sprayed with chemicals?

    Yes unless you want to pay crew of thirty odd to hand weed like bio vineyards do.

    The thirty odd hand weeders aren’t around this year.
    Just as well the vines were being sprayed.
    Could be some interesting dynamics for the owners of hand-weeded vines.

  3. Crossie says:

    mh says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm
    Chauvin juror defends participation in March on Washington after social media post surfaces

    Yet Republican protesters in Washington on 6th January this year are all being harassed by the FBI. I wonder how long the sane half of America will take this lying down.

  4. Leigh Lowe says:

    Many trains are now driverless.
    How long have you got before retirement?

    This is the crux of it.
    For close to half a century, manufacturing jobs have been moving offshore and under continuing productivity pressure.
    Construction and transport workers thought they were exempt.
    But now transport workers find that, whilst their jerbs can’t be exported, labour can be imported.
    Then comes in-cab monitoring which takes away any scope for scamming and bullshitting.
    Having to work to a minute-by-minute schedule was soooo draining for the poor petal.
    Yet he would (ahem) “scoff and sneer” at big-city lawyers who work to six minute chargeable units.
    Time pressure is everywhere.
    Get over it.
    As for the monitoring and control mechanisms in vehicles being “dangerous”?
    All we heard was about how annoying they were.
    Take the “line crossing” warnings.
    Warnings are only disconcerting if they are unexpected. If you flick your indicator on, you expect to hear that “click click”. If you deliberately cross the white line you expect to hear the line warning.
    As you flare an aircraft for landing in flukey winds you aren’t surprised if the stall warning starts to intermittently buzz as you cross the piano keys at ten feet. No biggie. Don’t stress. Focus.
    The big underlying problem is accountability.
    And kvetchiness.

  5. egg_ says:

    Backlash within Coalition over ‘extreme’ and ‘heavy-handed’ India travel ban
    One government MP says biosecurity powers offer ‘an insane level of power for a single minister to wield’

    – Legal challenges loom over India travel ban
    – Does the health justification stack up?

  6. JC says:

    Big ears loved his little luxuries.

    Greensill Capital Inc paid $83,646 a month for private jet

    Greensill Capital’s US arm was paying $2,868 an hour to another subsidiary of the supply chain finance group to charter an Italian turboprop jet before it collapsed in March, bankruptcy filings reveal.
    Greensill Capital (IOM), the owner of a Piaggio P180 Avanti II aircraft registered in the Isle of Man, agreed to provide services to New York-headquartered Greensill Capital Inc at the hourly rate of £1,600 for a minimum of 350 flight hours each year, according to an agreement signed between the two entities in May 2018.
    Greensill Capital (IOM), which is also based on the self-governing island between the UK and Ireland, has claimed £88,845 ($159,250) from Greensill Capital Inc, which is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, for “lease of aircraft”, according to creditors’ claims.

  7. Leigh Lowe says:

    Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has taken aim at the prime minister claiming Mr Morrison …

    Free kick.
    Even rusted on cricket fans think Slater is a 52 year old brat.

  8. egg_ says:

    Many trains are now driverless.

    Makes KD’s “just a steerer” redundant (no steering).

  9. Crossie says:

    egg_ says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm
    Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has taken aim at the prime minister claiming Mr Morrison has “blood on his hands” for abandoning Australians amid India’s escalating crisis. Mr Slater was in India commentating for the Indian Premier League before he was prevented from returning home to Australia.

    Did Michael Slater say anything about those 35,000 Australians still stuck elsewhere overseas? Did he lobby Morrison to charter Qantas planes and bring them home? Michael, cry me a river.

  10. miltonf says:

    Yet Republican protesters in Washington on 6th January this year are all being harassed by the FBI. I wonder how long the sane half of America will take this lying down.

    Agree- and people from the 6/1 protests are detained in solitary confinement without trial. So much for the land of the free. A one party thugocracy. The demonfilth can’t be allowed to get away with this.

  11. Bespoke, what am I missing here?

    bespoke says: May 4, 2021 at 8:41 pm
    Ever seen how well a tractor compacts the ground in the rows?
    😂

  12. Rex Anger says:

    As you flare an aircraft for landing in flukey winds you aren’t surprised if the stall warning starts to intermittently buzz as you cross the piano keys at ten feet.

    I thought that told you the system was working correctly, it it does that?

    After all, if you landing gear indicators go ‘pop,’ your stall warning will not work (type-dependent) if said gear is down and locked. If it isn’t that horn shluld stsrt howling the instant you reduce lower and pitch up (Gotta love Australian Flying and its policy on publishing anecdotes with info that just might save your hide one day…)

  13. Struth says:

    Fuck off Rex.
    You didn’t even know your industry was subsidised, you great space cadet.

    How much do you know about it?

    I never claimed to know how to drive a train.
    I knew your industry was subsidised, always has been.
    So I took it as a given.
    Tel proved it.
    We’ve always been up it against with the subsidised rail, and you coming on here talking about container prices while conveniently forgetting the tracks you use are subsidised by the taxpayer…or not knowing, needed to be pulled up.
    It has it’s place but is useless for most freight and by the time it’s triple handled from truck to train and back to truck again, highly inefficient.
    The subsidy would be better spent on the roads.
    You can’t compete , stiff shit.
    Drive a truck.

  14. egg_ says:

    Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has taken aim at the prime minister

    Lead News story on Southern Cross Austereo FM network.

  15. dover_beach says:

    Siri, define American liberalism:

    Bill gates and his missus are breaking up as ‘they believe they cannot grow together as a couple during their next stage of their life

    Learnings.

  16. miltonf says:

    Fuck off Rex.
    You didn’t even know your industry was subsidised, you great space cadet.

    How much do you know about it?

    I never claimed to know how to drive a train.

    Why don’t you fuck off- you sound like a scratched record.

  17. miltonf says:

    At least Rex is actually working.

  18. Yet Republican protesters in Washington on 6th January this year are all being harassed by the FBI.

    Trump (or Trump mk II – whoever that may be) has to disband the FBI & start again.

    They’ve ruined their brand, & badly need to be taught a lesson.

    The disbanding of the R.U.C. & forming of the P.S.N.I. may be a useful template.

  19. Struth says:

    Frank, you’re a bombastic ignoramus, who waits a certain length of time and then just repeats the shit he’s already had shoved back up his arse earlier in the day.
    You have no concept, even slightly, of what you are talking about.
    You’re a fool.

  20. Crossie says:

    Agree- and people from the 6/1 protests are detained in solitary confinement without trial. So much for the land of the free. A one party thugocracy. The demonfilth can’t be allowed to get away with this.

    Miltonf, this is scary for all of us. Should the US go up in flames in a civil war the rest of the world is up for grabs to the Russians and the Chinese. It’s in the interests of the whole of the western world that Americans prevail but not in their present iteration.

  21. egg_ says:

    As you flare an aircraft for landing in flukey winds you aren’t surprised if the stall warning starts to intermittently buzz as you cross the piano keys at ten feet. No biggie. Don’t stress. Focus.

    Autopilots can now take off and land.

    /Automatic vehicle parking

  22. Infidel Tiger says:

    Slater knows that his wealth is completely tied to India.

    He’s talking his book.

    He’s a noted nutter who has had several very weird public meltdowns related to alcohol and women.

  23. JC says:

    Let me understand something as I may have missed it. A truck driver is stoushing with a train driver.

    If that’s the case it has to be a first.

    Ladies, please stop squabbling as it’s not that sort of blog.

  24. miltonf says:

    Must admit watching the assault of the US from within (mainly) has been a horrifying spectacle. The smashing of people and property, the race baiting.

  25. Crossie says:

    Trump (or Trump mk II – whoever that may be) has to disband the FBI & start again.

    He or she will also have to order the dismissal of the leadership of each and every government department and agency or they will suffer the same fate as Trump.

    The trick will be in actually winning the election no matter how many millions of people vote for them. The fraud is now in place and is huge.

  26. mh says:

    PJW reports

    A Christian politician in Finland faces up to 6 years in prison after being charged with multiple hate crimes for criticizing homosexuality and citing Bible verses.

    Current Finnish Member of Parliament and former Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen was charged on three hate crime counts, with the investigation being triggered by her posting Romans 1:24-27 in response to the participation of the Finnish Lutheran Church in the 2019 LGBT Pride festival…

    https://www.infowars.com/posts/finnish-politician-faces-up-to-6-years-in-prison-for-citing-bible-criticizing-homosexuality/

  27. Nick says:

    You’re a fool.

    Lol

  28. Struth says:

    At least Rex is actually working.

    I quit a job that is an 18 hour a day job, that keeps you away from home for weeks at a time, only a couple of days ago.
    Due to safety and professional concerns.
    I have never been on the dole or pension, even through covid while losing two jobs.
    I have never taken a handout.
    You seem to have a lot of time on your hands Milton, you’ve been here all day .
    What’s your story, besides being all butt hurt as a choof choof enthusiast?

  29. mh says:

    Must admit watching the assault of the US from within (mainly) has been a horrifying spectacle. The smashing of people and property, the race baiting.

    The CCP hand is in there.

  30. Truck vs Train.
    Train wins every time – videos abound on the internet.
    Subject closed.

  31. Rex Anger says:

    Fuck off Rex.
    You didn’t even know your industry was subsidised, you great space cadet.

    Incorrect.

    Your ambit was, and remains the rail operators get paid to use the lines.

    Not government provides its own corporation investment capital.

    You still have not demonstrated that ambit.

    And I will not fight such wilful, deliberate ignorance and obtuseness any longer.

    I will simply kick you, like Mater does Bob and all of us kick Grigory.

  32. miltonf says:

    The trick will be in actually winning the election no matter how many millions of people vote for them. The fraud is now in place and is huge.

    Yes this is true- that’s why I’m sceptical about 2022 and 2024- they seem to be able inject the required votes to push the rats over the line. LBJ gone electronic.

  33. Crossie says:

    Current Finnish Member of Parliament and former Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen was charged on three hate crime counts, with the investigation being triggered by her posting Romans 1:24-27 in response to the participation of the Finnish Lutheran Church in the 2019 LGBT Pride festival…

    The Lutheran churches in Scandinavian countries have very little to do with Christianity. They are government churches first and foremost and so they follow the government line, not the bible. This minister is going to lose.

  34. dover_beach says:

    DB, can you link to the lawyer thingy, please?

    If you mean Baris & Barnes, here it is:

    Robert Barnes
    @barnes_law
    ·
    15h
    Census reports four million FEWER voters than ballots counted in the 2020 election. Hmmmm...

    Starts about 10 min mark.

  35. Rex Anger says:

    We’ve always been up it against with the subsidised rail, and you coming on here talking about container prices

    Didn’t do that, either.

    It has it’s place but is useless for most freight and by the time it’s triple handled from truck to train and back to truck again, highly inefficient.

    Intermodal Group, Qube, Linfox, Toll etc. beg to differ…

    The subsidy would be better spent on the roads.

    Still failed to confirm that.

  36. egg_ says:

    Truck vs Train

    Apples vs oranges

    Steam trains were used in mines before they hauled passengers.

  37. Rex Anger says:

    I quit a job that is an 18 hour a day job, that keeps you away from home for weeks at a time, only a couple of days ago.
    Due to safety and professional concerns.
    I have never been on the dole or pension, even through covid while losing two jobs.
    I have never taken a handout.

    Hi EllenG, your voice seems to have got much deeper since the last time you were smote…

  38. Crossie says:

    mh says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:30 pm
    Must admit watching the assault of the US from within (mainly) has been a horrifying spectacle. The smashing of people and property, the race baiting.

    The CCP hand is in there.

    The CCP own the president while the Iran faction, Obama’s people are running the military. It seems the only international president in charge of his country is Putin.

  39. Struth says:

    Well bugger me, that’ll stop me.
    Your subsidised.
    You are not paying for all the wear and tear and maintenance of the infrastructure you are using so the government gets the taxpayer to do it.
    ARTC gets given grants to cover what the rail companies, aren’t paying them.
    Sorry chum.
    Thems the facts.
    Established early this morning, and your still trying to talk your way around it.
    FMD.

  40. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rex over the page:-

    If an incident occurs, the locomotive is downloaded and thebcrew’s actions taken into account during the investigation.

    They don’t like it much either, but guys try to do the right thing, and we know it is not randomly monitored. Our managers are not c***s.

    It’s called teamwork.
    If someone says, “Hey, you were a bit slow to respond to that signal”, you accept it as fact and reflect on why that was.
    “Was I tired? Was I distracted?”
    You accept normal personal frailties and don’t get all antsy at honest feedback … and indisputable fact-based recorded feedback.

  41. JC says:

    A pal sent me this. It wasn’t about gerbiling. My grandpa fought in WWI around that area in the Dolomites. Never met him.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/04/melting-ice-reveals-first-world-war-relics-in-italian-alps?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

  42. Crossie says:

    Robert Barnes
    @barnes_law
    ·
    15h
    Census reports four million FEWER voters than ballots counted in the 2020 election. Hmmmm…

    What difference does it make when the Republican leadership will not do anything about it?

  43. Fat Tony says:

    Struth

    Rail has 2 components – “above” rail (rolling stock – locomotives, wagons, track machines etc) & “below” rail (tracks)

    I’m in the “above” rail sector – we get absolutely no subsidies. The track owners (mix of government & private) may get various subsidies but I’m not privvy to that information.

    Rolling stock has to be registered with the track owner – and that is very complicated, time consuming and expensive – very high in engineering design/detail and on-track testing.

    Email me if you want some more detail on this process.

  44. Rex Anger says:

    You accept normal personal frailties and don’t get all antsy at honest feedback … and indisputable fact-based recorded feedback.

    Correct. And not spend 2 days screaming at someone else.

  45. Struth says:

    Intermodal Group, Qube, Linfox, Toll etc. beg to differ…

    They would, wouldn’t they, ya fucking idiot.
    Their freight is being subsidised.
    Who wouldn’t?

  46. Struth’s contributions here are most welcome.
    The road/rail comparisons seem to have bolted straight out of the chute though.
    Way back at the beginning of it there’s a couple of crossed wires, which alas have become quite amplified & distracted the discussion.

    Clarity isn’t always well served when lengthy word walls are used. (alas)

    Plus now & then then things are not helped by a resident bear-baiter or two nitpicking to manufacture an inconsistency.
    They may as well save their time, as Struth is Aussie to the core & won’t be backing down.

  47. bespoke says:

    Bespoke, what am I missing here?

    Not worth any other response. If Ed asked have you seen a keg tapped same thing.

  48. Leigh Lowe says:

    Hey St Ruth.
    Have you done those calcs yet?
    Using RobK’s “weight per axle cubed” formula.
    Could be scary.
    Might result in a conclusion that trucks are being subsidised on road wear and tear.

  49. Rex Anger says:

    @ Fat Tony-

    The Best of Luck to you, my good man.

    Struth has refused to listen to that for 2 days, and I somehow doubt he’ll stop now.

    We’re too busy ruining his roads and instilling Surveillance Commubism, you see…

    #We’reGonnaNeedMoreTinfoilForTHISHat…

  50. Struth says:

    You butt hurts can tell people are screaming by the way they type?
    Or is it just that being confronted for once is just a bit much and it FEELS like you are being screamed at?

  51. Leigh Lowe says:

    I’m in the “above” rail sector – we get absolutely no subsidies. The track owners (mix of government & private) may get various subsidies but I’m not privvy to that information.

    True Tony.
    And who builds inter-city dual-lanes?

  52. Rex Anger says:

    Intermodal Group, Qube, Linfox, Toll

    All trucking companies, stupid.

    Are you absolutely sure you drove?

  53. Rex Anger says:

    You butt hurts can tell people are screaming by the way they type?
    Or is it just that being confronted for once is just a bit much and it FEELS like you are being screamed at?

    Steuth, we have to do this with Bob regularly:

    Confession by Projection is embarrassing. Please don’t do it.

  54. JC says:

    as Struth is Aussie to the core & won’t be backing down.

    Interesting. I always took struth to be Navaho .

  55. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    But now transport workers find that, whilst their jerbs can’t be exported, labour can be imported.
    Then comes in-cab monitoring which takes away any scope for scamming and bullshitting.
    Having to work to a minute-by-minute schedule was soooo draining for the poor petal.
    Yet he would (ahem) “scoff and sneer” at big-city lawyers who work to six minute chargeable units.
    Time pressure is everywhere

    At the risk of restarting the great Cat road-rail stoush of Monday, there is such a thing as tacit learning, which is not easy to understand and then recreate. And when the system goes down nothing can move without the pesky human intervention. Tacit knowledge is the know how knowledge. For occupations that rely on the development of something that becomes intrinsic from proficiency it should not be underestimated. That person with such knowledge saves the company money rather than costs it.

  56. Struth says:

    Frank, when we want to know about driving your car on the wild streets of Geelong and how this has made you an expert in all this, we’ll let you know.
    Otherwise your input is like hearing Monty tell us how we should run a triathlon.

  57. Nick says:

    Struth says:
    May 2, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    Thank you Lizzie.
    When you pat me, I purr!!

  58. Bar Beach Swimmer says: May 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Well said.

  59. Fat Tony says:

    Bar Beach Swimmer says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm
    At the risk of restarting the great Cat road-rail stoush of Monday

    Restarting BBS??
    You gotta be joking – it’s hasn’t stopped yet.

  60. dover_beach says:

    What difference does it make when the Republican leadership will not do anything about it?

    We are stuck with the current Dems leadership whatever Reps do. However, if you saw the disaster for the Dems and NeverTrumpers in TX over the weekend the signs are very good for 2022 and 2024. Cheney is under pressure again and the America First transition of the Reps is steaming ahead.

  61. H B Bear says:

    Slats has spent too long in the Channel Nein cafeteria line. He must think someone gives a shit about Aussie cricketers.

  62. JC says:

    Dover

    We would have heard about fraud in Arizona by now. We haven’t though!

  63. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    George Christensen seeks to pocket $100k from taxpayers
    Anthony Albanese has slammed the move as ‘another example of the latest in George Christensen putting himself before taxpayers’.

    Anyone know the details? How is George getting $100k?
    I’m also thinking of glasshouses…

  64. Leigh Lowe says:

    I love how Indian Chickin Man is held up as an example of why Strayan Truckin’ needs to remain free-range.
    Hellooo.
    Biometric monitoring doesn’t just pick up fatigue.
    It picks up catatonic stares, excessive blinking, head nods … you name it.
    Biometric monitoring would have probably benched chickin man about 48 hours before he squashed the coppers.

  65. Fat Tony says:

    Struth

    Back in the 1970s, I did some work for a national trucking company.
    They had these devices in their trucks which recorded speed, distance, times etc. on a paper disc.

    I’m not sure but I think they were called tacographs? Do you remember them?

  66. Arky:

    …And that is still better than living as an automaton.

    The whole thing is great.
    Straight to the poolroom.

  67. H B Bear says:

    You gotta be joking – it’s hasn’t stopped yet.

    Isolated skirmishes, occasional car bomb. Dare I say just like ‘Nam?

  68. bespoke says:

    When you pat me, I purr!!

    Gross!

  69. Fat Tony says:

    JC says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:52 pm
    Dover

    We would have heard about fraud in Arizona by now. We haven’t though!

    Maybe the auditors are waking up thru the night with a horse head in their bed…

  70. Struth says:

    Ask Lindsay Fox and he’ll tell you very quickly that Linfox is a transport company and not a trucking company.
    Same with all of them.
    So don’t try that garbage on.

    You came on here telling us how cheaply you can get containers across the country by rail.
    You denied it was subsidised.
    You fiercely stated it was not subsidised and if it was , you would be silent.
    Tel then proved it was, and you’ve been carrying on trying to weasel your way out of it attempting to use character assassination and all sorts of bullshit.
    Well guess what.

    Facts are hard to get around, and if I have to go back and get what you said , I will.
    I’m loath to, because I don’t really need to .
    Others saw it, and you know you said.
    Forget all the other goal posts you are trying to shift, because that is what I am on your case about.
    And to deny the above is being a straight out liar.

  71. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear says:

    May 4, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Slats has spent too long in the Channel Nein cafeteria line. He must think someone gives a shit about Aussie has-beenscricketers.

    Slats had a reputation as a head-case as a player.
    Sco-Mo should play on that.
    But none of his millenial advisers will know that.

  72. Albatross says:

    JC says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:38 pm
    A pal sent me this. It wasn’t about gerbiling. My grandpa fought in WWI

    Whatever. I fought in the great meme war of 2016.

  73. Struth says:

    Yep, they were tachographs.
    The round black jobs with the cards in the back of them you set to a time.

  74. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Anyone know the details? How is George getting $100k

    mh, I think it’s by way of seeking preselection but losing; it’s then a severance-type payment to reestablish oneself after politics. Andrew Laming I think is doing the same thing.

  75. Rex Anger says:

    Restarting BBS??
    You gotta be joking – it’s hasn’t stopped yet.

    Struth is most welcome to continue The Good Fight by himself.

    I’m off to spend some night shifts collecting some sweet, sweet gummint subsidy money (Curiously enough, it’s exactly the same Base Rate and Overtime loadings I get as a Volunteer on my weekends)…

    #TimeAndAHalfOfNothin’

  76. Leigh Lowe says:

    Fat Tony at 9:53.
    If I didn’t know you better I would have to think you were trolling St Ruth.
    But I know you wouldn’t do that.

  77. Struth says:

    There’s a surprise.

  78. Leigh Lowe says:

    Struth says:

    May 4, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Yep, they were tachographs.
    The round black jobs with the cards in the back of them you set to a time.

    What the fuck?
    How long has this Commo tyranny been going on?

  79. Albatross says:

    Sorry guys, but I’m ruling Struth right on this im spirit. Fuck surveillance, fuck corporate attempts to impose their will on employees, and fuck weak-willed turds like yourselves who never had a liberty they weren’t willing to give away to some huckster who promised them more safety.

    Leave this libertarian blog at once all of you.

  80. mh says:

    Some light relief

    Not The Nine O’Clock News – I Like Trucking

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9lmCpIzhFo

  81. feelthebern says:

    Catholics v Protestants.
    Indians v Pakistanis.
    Trains v Trucks.

  82. jo says:

    M(i)nty, triathalon ha.

  83. bespoke says:

    Bezos likely thinks all the welfare his employers get isn’t a subsidy to.

  84. Albatross says:

    feelthebern says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm
    Catholics v Protestants.
    Indians v Pakistanis.
    Trains v Trucks.

    Yes.
    Yes.
    No.

  85. Rex Anger says:

    Enjoy your time off, Struth.

    With your attitude, I am quite sure prospective employers will be falling all over themselves to bring you and your superior ways into their company folds…

  86. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:03 pm
    Enjoy your time off, Struth.

    With your attitude,

    So you admit you’re losing this argument badly, then?

  87. Farmer Gez says:

    I like to think of rail as more than just transport.
    A medium for artistic expression as well.

  88. Dr Faustus says:

    Might result in a conclusion that trucks are being subsidised on road wear and tear.

    The National Transport Commission says that the trucking industry has been subsidised on the National roads for the past four years. Heavy vehicle charges net $100’s millions less than the offset cost of road construction and repair.
    Apparently.

  89. Leigh Lowe says:

    This Michael Slater?

    Source: FOX SPORTS

    Cricket commentator and former Australia batsman Michael Slater has reportedly been kicked off a plane following a fiery argument with two women.Source: AAP

    Pictures have emerged of cricket commentator and former Australia batsman Michael Slater speaking with officials on a tarmac after he was kicked off a flight following a heated dispute.

    Witnesses reported Slater was removed from the plane at Sydney Domestic Airport just before 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

    He was travelling to Wagga with two women when a dispute broke out as they were boarding the flight, Macquarie Radio producer Nick Fergus told 2GB.

    Daily Mail Australia has since obtained pictures of Slater being spoken to by airport officials on the tarmac next to the plane after he was removed from the flight.

  90. Struth says:

    Can everyone look at Frank please, he lives here for the attention, and this shit is getting to him.
    He doesn’t know the subject matter for shit, but can’t leave off or start a new conversation.
    Resume your bullshit and yawning repartee Frank, and always remember, there are infinite pixels. You can talk about other things, things you know about while others are talking about things you know nothing about.
    There is more than one subject allowed here at a time.
    And you can scroll.
    I often do you.
    You don’t need to talk shit just to say something.

  91. Leigh Lowe says:

    Farmer Gez says:

    May 4, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I like to think of rail as more than just transport.
    A medium for artistic expression as well.

    😀😀😀

  92. bespoke says:

    I like to think of rail as more than just transport.
    A medium for artistic expression as well.

    I see what you did well done.

  93. Albatross says:

    Farmer Gez says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:05 pm
    I like to think of rail as more than just transport.
    A medium for artistic expression as well.

    A graffito is not art.

  94. Leigh Lowe says:

    Thanks Dr Faustus.
    I was really hoping I could get St Ruth to do the maths per axle and add it up.
    Then compare it to an 1800 kg sedan.
    But there you have it.
    “Truckies Sponge Off This Country”

  95. Tel says:

    https://anti-empire.com/german-judge-ruled-compulsory-muzzling-for-children-was-unconstitutional-then-his-house-was-raided/

    German police raided a judge as retribution for making a politically incorrect ruling on children wearing masks.

    It’s now apparently OK to intimidate judges … this has moved up a notch.

  96. miltonf says:

    As I said earlier today, the public money invested in the Hume Hwy since 1962 compared to the Sydney to Melbourne railway shows the road transport industry has enjoyed much greater taxpayer largess than rail.

  97. mh says:

    Trains will always be associated with the holocaust.

    Trucks won’t.

    The end.

  98. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    miltonf
    +1

  99. Rex Anger says:

    So you admit you’re losing this argument badly, then?

    Only in terms that Struth’s rhetoric is more obnoxious and obtuse than mine.

    Just because an arsehole is seen to argue another person away doesn’t make their contention factually right or truthful and accurate. It merely deomstrates they are a bigger arsehole than the other guy.

  100. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rex Anger says:

    May 4, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Enjoy your time off, Struth.

    With your attitude, I am quite sure prospective employers will be falling all over themselves to bring you and your superior ways into their company folds…

    No!!
    What are you suggesting?
    St Ruth just left the last band due to “musical differences”.
    He is taking a “sabbatical” to rediscover his trucking roots.
    This is what I believe.

  101. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Gee, this like a vortex.

  102. JC says:

    And she would be a hardcore Demonrat too.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/racist-teacher-mouths-off-to-la-cop-video/

    Just listen to this arsehole.

  103. Farmer Gez says:

    A graffito is not art.

    Philistine!

  104. Leigh Lowe says:

    mh says:

    May 4, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Trains will always be associated with the holocaust.

    Trucks won’t.

    The end.

    Noice.
    Very noice.
    I dips me lid.

  105. Rex Anger says:

    Trains will always be associated with the holocaust.

    Trucks won’t.

    The end.

    And America’s trucks made the Iron Curtain happen…

    #LendLease

    #LogisticsAreTheBallAndChainOfArmouredWarfare

  106. Struth says:

    Thanks Dr Faustus.
    I was really hoping I could get St Ruth to do the maths per axle and add it up.
    Then compare it to an 1800 kg sedan.
    But there you have it.
    “Truckies Sponge Off This Country”

    Why would I bother?
    Others here have noted what I have written already (and so have you)and it proves by far that just the trucks alone in fuel tax and rego pay way more than they could possibly do in damage, and if damage is occurring,

    the weight allowed per axle on the road is dictated by the same people who build the road.
    The government.

    Now take it slow and think about that before you go off again Frank, because you know what I say about you getting excited and going off half cocked.

  107. Rex Anger says:

    St Ruth just left the last band due to “musical differences”.
    He is taking a “sabbatical” to rediscover his trucking roots.
    This is what I believe.

    And John Lennon was a visionary, who died because a philistine art critic didn’t know what true music was… 😏

    (Your turn)

  108. Black Ball says:

    Salvatore said it along with struth. Creeping tentacles of government will strangle free enterprise

  109. Albatross says:

    I can’t believe this blog is so full of Trainfrotters. You’re a disgrace.

  110. miltonf says:

    Trains will always be associated with the holocaust.

    Trucks won’t.

    huh?
    A gas van or gas wagon was a truck reequipped as a mobile gas chamber. During World War II and The Holocaust, Nazi Germany developed and used gas vans on a large scale as an extermination method.During the Great Purge, Soviet NKVD used gas vans for killing prisoners.

  111. MatrixTransform says:

    govt is giving free enterprise a a choice.
    cosy up, or want for the teat
    literal fascism
    free enterprise needs to say, fuck you to

  112. Struth says:

    But Rex won’t acknowledge a certain very to the point statement above.
    I’m just an abusive arsehole of course.

    Character assassination attempts when trying to deflect, never work when the facts are just too clear and , well, embarrassing.
    And I would have let you off but you started trying to make it personal the minute you were challenged.

    So Ok rex.
    I’m an arsehole.
    Whatever you reckon,
    But I’m not a liar.

  113. mh says:

    miltonf says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I detect some straw-clutching.

  114. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Slats had a reputation as a head-case as a player.’

    A deserved reputation. An aggressive, glorious (right-handed) opener who once hooked the first ball of a Test match for six. Unheard of now, let alone when he did it. But those same qualities made him a lunatic.

    At the peak of his powers, and when he was scoring plenty of runs at the top, he was in En-ger-land on an Ashes tour when he was not only dropped from the team but came home. Never played at that level again.

    Rumours of pisswreckery covered up for the final time by team management abounded, as did a persistent little tale about how he continually put the hard word on a jug-eared young keeper’s missus, which was eventually accepted.

    Slater can get fucked. Like the players, he’s not representing his nation but pursuing a commercial enterprise – which is why he could afford a fortnight in the Maldives.

  115. Leigh Lowe says:

    Why would I bother?

    Translated.
    I can’t do maths.

  116. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Btw, apart from Sal, I would’ve hoped someone would have commented on tacit knowledge and its importance to particular fields and occupations. Cert IIIs & IVs may get you by but an ‘expert is someone who has the knowledge of the ugly side’ (for candour, that came from someone else).

  117. miltonf says:

    Why you’ve been throwing hysterical insults at rail industry workers for the last 24 hours. And they are actually working, doing stuff, moving stuff instead bitching and belly aching.

  118. Leigh Lowe says:

    And John Lennon was a visionary, who died because a philistine art critic didn’t know what true music was… 

    (Your turn)

    Ummm … Buddy Holly’s pilot had lane monitoring?

  119. miltonf says:

    I detect some straw-clutching.

    why?

  120. bespoke says:

    In a statement, police accuse the judge of “misusing the law” to make the ruling.

    I think they got confused between who enforces and who interprets it. Or is the a German thing?

  121. harrys on the boat says:

    Wasn’t it Damien Martyn who had a go on Gilchrists Mrs? Didn’t hear Slater having a go too.

  122. H B Bear says:

    Ruh roh, how long before someone brings up Slats’ (sic) average?

  123. Albatross says:

    Bar Beach Swimmer says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:24 pm
    Btw, apart from Sal, I would’ve hoped someone would have commented on tacit knowledge

    I was thinking it. From Oakeshott’s Rationalism in Politics, a Chinese proverb:

    “Duke Huan of Ch’i was reading a book at the upper end of the hall; the wheelwright was making a wheel at the lower end. Putting aside his mallet and chisel, he called to the Duke and asked him what book he was reading. ‘One that records the words of the Sages,’ answered the Duke. ‘Are those Sages alive?’ asked the wheelwright. ‘Oh, no,’ said the Duke, ‘they are dead.’ ‘In that case,’ said the wheelwright, ‘what you are reading can be nothing but the lees and scum of bygone men.’ ‘How dare you, a wheelwright, find fault with the book I am reading. If you can explain your statement, I will let it pass. If not, you shall die.’ ‘Speaking as a wheelwright,’ he replied, ‘I look at the matter in this way; when I am making a wheel, if my stroke is too slow, then it bites deep but is not steady; if my stroke is too fast, then it is steady, but it does not go deep. The right pace, neither slow nor fast, cannot get into the hand unless it comes from the heart. It is a thing that cannot be put into rules; there is an art in it that I cannot explain to my son. That is why it is impossible for me to let him take over my work, and here I am at the age of seventy still making wheels. In my opinion it must have been the same with the men of old. All that was worth handing on, died with them; the rest, they put in their books. That is why I said that what you were reading was the lees and scum of bygone men.'”

    — Chuang Tzu

  124. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I remember the days when you could leave the front door unlocked all week, and the keys in the car which didn’t have seat belts.

    When all you needed was a moustache and a pair of Stubbies to go yabbying.

    We need those days back because I’m really annoyed about it. The Revolution beckons.

  125. Leigh Lowe says:

    Slater can get fucked. Like the players, he’s not representing his nation but pursuing a commercial enterprise – which is why he could afford a fortnight in the Maldives.

    Yep.
    If ScoMo had any advisers with an inkling of any of this, they would be wording him up to kick the shit out of Slater.

  126. Terry Pedersen says:

    Amazing security breach today with the African woman able to fall at the feet of the Prime Minister. Good thing she wasn’t carrying a gun or a knife or a bomb or a vial of poison. Someone should be asking hard questions of his security detail

  127. Rex Anger says:

    Btw, apart from Sal, I would’ve hoped someone would have commented on tacit knowledge and its importance to particular fields and occupations. Cert IIIs & IVs may get you by but an ‘expert is someone who has the knowledge of the ugly side’ (for candour, that came from someone else).

    At the offence of Struth, I will say this-

    I am in the process of learning from men with 30, 40 and 50 years of experience on Australian and International railway systems. All of them very knowledgeable, none unapproachable.

    The ticket is indeed one thing. But the tacit knowledge and ability to finesse is why it takes at a bare minimum 15-18 months to qualify as a Train Driver.

    And a lifetime to master.

    I spent 2.5 months learning the theory and rules and mechanical background before I was even allowed to look at a train funny.

    So please Cats, extend me a little grace for having no patience with a man who shluts me down as being a lesser mortal because of his perceptions of what it is he thinks I do…

  128. Rex Anger says:

    Ummm … Buddy Holly’s pilot had lane monitoring?

    So did Bobby Kennedy’s…

  129. Rex Anger says:

    And John Denver’s had a fuel light and a seatbelt warning

  130. Albatross says:

    I am in the process of learning from men with 30, 40 and 50 years of experience on Australian and International railway systems. All of them very knowledgeable, none unapproachable.

    The ticket is indeed one thing. But the tacit knowledge and ability to finesse is why it takes at a bare minimum 15-18 months to qualify as a Train Driver.

    And a lifetime to master.

    Oh this is rich! You’re a trainfag! LOOOOL! They don’t even have a steering wheel! You’re not driving, dumbass!

  131. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Ruh roh, how long before someone brings up Slats’ (sic) average?’

    74 Tests, 131 innings at 42.84.

    Someone else:

    23 Tests at 36.9, courtesy of a 180 against Sri Lanka.

  132. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rex Anger says:

    May 4, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Ummm … Buddy Holly’s pilot had lane monitoring?

    So did Bobby Kennedy’s…

    Do you mean JFK junior?
    He could have used a bit of auto-assist.
    But, you know, arrogance and ego …

  133. Rex Anger says:

    I spent 2.5 months learning the theory and rules and mechanical background before I was even allowed to look at a train funny.

    And having 7-odd years of Australian and International heritage railway experience (Including operating Steam) on top of that.

  134. miltonf says:

    Oh this is rich! You’re a trainfag! LOOOOL! They don’t even have a steering wheel! You’re not driving, dumbass!

    You’re either ignorant or jealous. Probably both.

  135. Rex Anger says:

    Oh this is rich! You’re a trainfag! LOOOOL! They don’t even have a steering wheel! You’re not driving, dumbass!

    Albatross, has Grigory hijacked yourbaccount?

    Or are you just trying this on for laughs?

  136. mh says:

    This thread has gone off the rails.

  137. Leigh Lowe says:

    Slater’s average was OK for an opener.
    I have no problem with his batting numbers.
    Just that he is a shit bloke.

  138. Tel says:

    I think they got confused between who enforces and who interprets it. Or is the a German thing?

    I know nussing … nossink!

  139. JC says:

    naaa ya think?

  140. H B Bear says:

    Speaking of knocking off someone’s missus The Duck was a fellow resident of Port Melbourne when he blew himself up around a decade ago and went into self imposed exile on the Gold Coast. I ran into him while I was having a hangover breaking hamburger one Sunday morning.

  141. Albatross says:

    Jesus Christ! This place is lousy with Trainfrotters! PATHETIC! THEY DON’T EVEN FUCKING STEER AND YOU THINK YOU’RE DRIVING! WHAT A LAUGH!

  142. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Albatross says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    exactly, Alba.

    The other half would agree.

  143. Rex Anger says:

    This thread has gone off the rails.

    Don’t look at me- I can’t steer… 🙃

  144. Fat Tony says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 9:58 pm
    Fat Tony at 9:53.
    If I didn’t know you better I would have to think you were trolling St Ruth.
    But I know you wouldn’t do that.

    Just pointing out that truck driver surveillance by employers has been going on a long time – in line with the technology available at the time.

    This particular company gave their drivers a theoretical bonus (worthwhile) at the beginning of the year.

    Every infringement of company rules, as well as road rules, deducted $$ off their annual bonus. The tachograph was the tool by which this was done.

  145. Albatross says:

    You’re either ignorant or jealous. Probably both.

    So jealous. Now excuse me while I get in my car and steer it WHEREVER THE HELL I LIKE!

  146. Rex Anger says:

    Jesus Christ! This place is lousy with Trainfrotters! PATHETIC! THEY DON’T EVEN FUCKING STEER AND YOU THINK YOU’RE DRIVING! WHAT A LAUGH!

    Alba clearly likes playing chicken at crossings…

  147. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Alba,
    Now it’s a minus 1;
    they are indeed driving 🙂

  148. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:37 pm
    […]
    Alba clearly likes playing chicken at crossings…

    I’m really intimidated by your big train buddy when I can just STEER THE FUCK AROUND IT. Jesus Christ!

  149. Rex Anger says:

    So jealous. Now excuse me while I get in my car and steer it WHEREVER THE HELL I LIKE!

    Heheh…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ZBI0m8ddU

  150. Leigh Lowe says:

    This thread has gone off the rails

    Beep … Beep … Beep … Beep … Beeeeeeeep!

  151. JC says:

    Alba clearly likes playing chicken at crossings…

    Back in the 90s in the trading room, we used to have a ghoul pool for the number of accidents involving trains in the US for the week. There used to be something happening everyday. Incredible.

  152. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Excellent (the Hun):

    ‘Former North Melbourne coach Dani Laidley is suing the state government after Victoria Police members leaked ­images of her in custody. She claims in documents filed with the Supreme Court of Victoria the officers acted with malice and exposed her to humiliation and ridicule.

    ‘Ms Laidley is seeking damages claiming she had been “brought into public ridicule and contempt” and had her reputation damaged after two images were circulated, initially within a What’s App group and then more widely on social media.’

    The bloke responsible for this is one Murray Gentner, who was a bit of an up and comer being trialled in a detectives’ office. He ended up being the bloke unsuccessfully negotiating with James Gargasoulas just before he went berko in the Melbourne CBD, and just before that he buggered up a remand application which resulted in Gargasoulas getting bail.

    Gentner should rightly lose his house over this. He should also have lost several teeth as soon as this was discovered.

  153. Tel says:

    You’re a trainfag! … You’re not driving, dumbass!

    Oh go on and be nice, we call him driver, don’t want him to get angry.

    Are Gladys recently replaced a few of these guys with short perl scripts, as the Sydney Metro driverless trains roll out. Baby steps towards techno feudalism … but don’t worry it’s getting there.

    How’s Musk going with those driverless trucks? Can’t make an omelette without frying a few passengers … allegedly.

  154. Tel says:

    You’re a trainfag! … You’re not driving, dumbass!

    Oh go on and be nice, we call him driver, don’t want him to get angry.

    Are Gladys recently replaced a few of these guys with short perl scripts, as the Sydney Metro driverless trains roll out. Baby steps towards techno feudalism … but don’t worry it’s getting there.

    How’s Musk going with those driverless trucks? Can’t make an omelette without frying a few passengers … allegedly.

  155. Arky says:

    I wish you train and truck gaylords would just bog off and root each other like you know you want to and leave the blog to us real men MX5 drivers.

  156. Albatross says:

    Are Gladys recently replaced a few of these guys with short perl scripts

    I think python or Ruby might be a bit more current. Pearl is dead.

  157. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I had a joke for this:

    ‘A popular Doncaster East restaurant has been slapped with a $15,000 fine after rats and cockroaches were found in the venue. Stinking fly-infested bins and dirty dishes piled up in the dining room were also found inside Chrysanthemum House.

    ‘A Manningham Council inspector made the discoveries during several inspections at the Anderson Creek Rd Chinese restaurant in 2019.’

  158. JC says:

    Technically, you don’t really drive a train. You operate the stupid thing.

  159. Struth says:

    Creeping tentacles of government will strangle free enterprise

    This is where I was trying to head with bringing this up.
    That the digital tyranny coming will be overwhelming, insidious, dangerous, and not only in your work life but in your private life with the social credit scheme otherwise known as a covid passport (at the start , anyway)
    Instead we had to put up with aloof cock heads who think truckies are so much lower than they are, that they feel justified enough to comment on the job, and support this technology in doing so.
    What we learn when arrogance and ignorance combine, we see in Frank.
    Knows nothing about it, but thinks this technology a good idea…….these people are dangerous, ….think about it….he wouldn’t know the first thing about it but approves of it. Assured of his own superior knowledge of all things. A lot of university types have this failing.
    There is no degree in integrity.

  160. Albatross says:

    Also, Unions own Trainpointing (not driving). Automation doubtful. Rex is a Unionist and suspected Bolshevik.

  161. bespoke says:

    Pearl is dead.

    Not yet.

  162. Leigh Lowe says:

    The bloke responsible for this is one Murray Gentner, who was a bit of an up and comer being trialled in a detectives’ office. He ended up being the bloke unsuccessfully negotiating with James Gargasoulas

    Are you fucking serious?
    And he’s still in the job?
    FMD!

  163. Albatross says:

    JC says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:48 pm
    Technically, you don’t really drive a train. You operate the stupid thing.

    My son has a mechanised Duplo train which has the full range of train motion (i.e. forward or reverse). He still shits in his pants; I don’t know whether he’s “operating” anything.

  164. Albatross says:

    bespoke says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:49 pm
    Pearl is dead.

    Not yet.

    Dude it’s over.

  165. bespoke says:

    Dude it’s over.

    This site depends on it so no.

  166. jupes says:

    ‘Ms Laidley is seeking damages claiming she had been “brought into public ridicule and contempt”

    How did the dickhead think a grown man playing dress-ups would end up working out?

  167. ‘A popular Doncaster East restaurant has been slapped with a $15,000 fine after … blah blah blah…

    Why do I not readily believe a word of the report published in the Herald Sun?

  168. Albatross says:

    bespoke says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:53 pm
    Dude it’s over.

    This site depends on it so no.

    Jayzus. What is it, like 15-20 years old?

  169. JC says:

    He’s always been a charmer.

    McGregor and his agent seemingly indicated the donation would still be made — though McGregor only had insults to offer Poirier after the Twitter spat.

    “You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly,” McGregor tweeted. “Why do you wink with your ears? You f–king brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid.”

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/12/conor-mcgregor-out-of-dustin-poirier-ufc-fight-inbred-hillbilly/

  170. Tel says:

    I think python or Ruby might be a bit more current. Pearl is dead.

    Most of the perl programmers have moved into maintenance these days.

    We let you jibberish jockeys feel like heros … and then quietly and systematically replace it all with real working code, getting paid double for midnight emergencies … those inevitably happen when the first version was in python or ruby. I mean, why were those languages invented anyhow? They do what perl was already doing, but reinvented everything in the most obscure way imaginable. I can understand Europeans using it, but you know … well enough said on that topic.

  171. Albatross says:

    You must be new to money

    Kilo, that you?

  172. Bruce in WA says:

    And she would be a hardcore Demonrat too.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/racist-teacher-mouths-off-to-la-cop-video/

    Just listen to this arsehole.

    And there’s the main reason I could never be a cop.

    Taser! Taser! Taser!

  173. dover_beach says:

    We would have heard about fraud in Arizona by now. We haven’t though!

    We are only two weeks in I think. They are finding a lot of strange shit like addresses that are government buildings, empty parking lots, etc. I hear they are going to recanvas as well. Not the entire 2M voters but a subset.

  174. The Barking Toad says:

    Dean Laidley – “she”.

    Termed as the junk yard dog by some commentators when playing at North Melbourne.

    Was a shit coach who gained no respect at Weston Creek in the ACT.

    Did fuck all as an assistant coach at Collingwood.

    No surprise that it wanders around St Kilda in a frock doped up.

  175. H B Bear says:

    I think I know why the Sydney monorail failed.

  176. bespoke says:

    What is it, like 15-20 years old?

    Don’t know irrelevant anyway. It’s still being updated and relied on for hosting.

  177. Albatross says:

    Bespoke, it’s broken again.

  178. Fat Tony says:

    Arky says:
    May 4, 2021 at 10:46 pm
    I wish you train and truck gaylords would just bog off and root each other like you know you want to and leave the blog to us real men MX5 drivers.

    So you drive an MX5?? You cock-swallowing one-eyed ferret fag!!

    No wonder you didn’t want to just put your Ford panels on a space frame with an ally 632CID Chev big block like I suggested.

    Skill Level: Grand Master Soft Cock

  179. Leigh Lowe says:

    This creeping socialism.
    Where did it start?
    Decimal currency?
    No fault divorce?
    Colour television?
    The introduction of the 50 metre penalty?
    T20 crickit?
    .
    And, before you know it … lane departure warnings!
    Where will it all end?

  180. Struth says:

    So please Cats, extend me a little grace for having no patience with a man who shluts me down as being a lesser mortal because of his perceptions of what it is he thinks I do…

    This is a good one.
    Goal shifting and character assassination attempt, while still not addressing the plain facts statement I made above.

    I don’t care what you do for a living, sport.
    You dribbled shit, was caught out, and now your trying desperately to character assassinate and talk shit about me.
    You lied and you were caught out.
    You thought you’d bluster your way out of it.
    You haven’t , and I’m still here.
    You specifically said , and with great authority, that your choo choos don’t get tax payer money.
    You said it in a fashion as if I was a moron for suggesting it.
    Then OH NO, you were being subsidised, and it was proven.
    Oh shit, I didn’t know that, I was wrong, was all you needed to say.
    But instead we’ve had to endure you trying to discredit me as some sort of whack job country music listening hick feeling sorry for myself.
    In other words attempting to character assassinated the bloke who took you to task for your bullshit.
    It’s that simple.

    I will go back and get what you wrote.
    Do you really want that?

  181. Albatross says:

    They do what perl was already doing, but reinvented everything in the most obscure way imaginable.

    Sorry perl sucks. There’s basically no idiomatic way to write it, it has too many features. It’s shit.

    Next you’ll be telling me you like trains…

  182. Arky says:

    No wonder you didn’t want to just put your Ford panels on a space frame with an ally 632CID Chev big block like I suggested.

    ..
    It’s outrageous that you want me to transition my Ford into… ugh… a chev powered skinsuit.
    You disgust me.

  183. Albatross says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm
    This creeping socialism.
    Where did it start?

    Female suffrage.

  184. Mark A says:

    Lame pics.

  185. Struth says:

    And, before you know it … lane departure warnings!
    Where will it all end?

    Oh fuck me, you’re a funny bloke.
    What a wit.

  186. Fat Tony says:

    Arky says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:03 pm
    No wonder you didn’t want to just put your Ford panels on a space frame with an ally 632CID Chev big block like I suggested.

    ..
    It’s outrageous that you want me to transition my Ford into… ugh… a chev powered skinsuit.
    You disgust me.

    Why not, ferret?? We got a Ford Barra with turbo in a VG Commodore ute – about 650 hp on the hub dyno. Just a street runaround.

  187. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    I just finished watching the movie, Palm Beach, on Netflix; I really enjoyed.

  188. Knuckle Dragger says:

    At this juncture I’d like to discuss the relative merits of conscription.

  189. Leigh Lowe says:

    So you drive an MX5?? You cock-swallowing one-eyed ferret fag!!

    Jeez!
    Steady on Tony.
    I mean, yeah, it doesn’t look good, him having an MX5.
    But give him a chance.
    If he says he only drives it once a month for fun, I am prepared to concede he is only a tiny bit gay.
    Possibly a closeted bi-sexual.

  190. Leigh Lowe says:

    Albatross says:

    May 4, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm
    This creeping socialism.
    Where did it start?

    Female suffrage.

    Obviously.
    I only picked it up at decimal currency.

  191. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I am prepared to concede he is only a tiny bit gay.’

    Cast away the Sodomy Stone!

  192. egg_ says:

    No wonder you didn’t want to just put your Ford panels on a space frame with an ally 632CID Chev big block like I suggested.

    Even the Reality TV shows feature Chev engine transplants in Fords.

  193. Leigh Lowe says:

    St Ruth.
    Get a job.

  194. Albatross says:

    I am prepared to concede he is only a tiny bit gay

    Don’t mention MX-5s. It’s as bad as mentioning Vietnam around here.

  195. Fat Tony says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:10 pm
    ….Possibly a closeted bi-sexual.

    Nah – a flamboyant, mincing, faggotty, gay, pooftery cock-holster.
    With one eye – notice how that is really a secret code for cock-loving….

  196. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    May 4, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    At this juncture I’d like to discuss the relative merits of conscription.

    Conscription?
    What’s that?

  197. Albatross says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:08 pm
    At this juncture I’d like to discuss the relative merits of conscription.

    It’s so bad that no matter how many MX-5s you own, you can’t stop talking about it the rest of your life.

  198. Conscription?
    What’s that?

    From the context always used on this site, I suspect it is nothing more than a misspelling of constipation.

  199. egg_ says:

    Plenty of Chev engine transplants in Miatas.

  200. Leigh Lowe says:

    Fat Tony says:

    May 4, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:10 pm
    ….Possibly a closeted bi-sexual.

    Nah – a flamboyant, mincing, faggotty, gay, pooftery cock-holster.

    Ah, he’s from New Zulland.
    He’ll be offended if you don’t work a Merino into the narrative.
    What?
    No, he doesn’t care.
    Ewe, ram or wether.
    All the same.

  201. Plenty of Chev engine transplants in Miatas

    By how much is an RX-7 improved by installing a chev engine?

  202. Arky says:

    egg_ says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:18 pm
    Plenty of Chev engine transplants in Miatas.

    ..
    Now someone is making sense.

  203. Rex Anger says:

    Also, Unions own Trainpointing (not driving). Automation doubtful. Rex is a Unionist and suspected Bolshevik.

    Am neither, dicksnap.

    Try trolling harder for muh freedumbz…

  204. Fat Tony says:

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:19 pm
    Plenty of Chev engine transplants in Miatas

    By how much is an RX-7 improved by installing a chev engine?

    Probably much the same as the old Ro-80s that had their Wankels replaced by real engines.

    Chev replacement would be the modern small block (LS etc) or the aftermarket big block Chevs.
    Saw a late model Commodore Ute with LS (6 litre?) with twin turbos making 1025 hp at the hub dyno (rear wheels) – he drove it back to the Gold Coast from Toowoomba when done.

  205. Albatross says:

    Try trolling harder for muh freedumbz

    What are you doing on a Libertarian blog you big Commo?

  206. egg_ says:

    By how much is an RX-7 improved by installing a chev engine?

    Very popular with just a stock LS engine giving great power to weight plus reliability.

    The Gen 3+ engines flow so well as the GM Engines head is a dragway enthusiast, apparently.

    A stock 6 Litre Gen 4 head flows to 500 bhp.

  207. Tel says:

    There’s basically no idiomatic way to write it,

    That’s silly … every way you write it is idiomatic … how else could an idiom develop unless someone starts writing it that way. Are you sure you know what you are talking about?!?

    … it has too many features. It’s shit.

    If you want fewer features, just use half of perl. If you want almost no features at all then bricks are versatile and affordable, try one of those.

  208. Rex Anger says:

    Then OH NO, you were being subsidised, and it was proven.

    I don’t do track, you insufferable, obnoxious dribbler.

    I do not work for ARTC. ARTC does not drive trains
    ARTC is the equivalent of the RTA.

    But please, don’t let that put you off abusing lesser mortals in a vastly different cuz they’re all subsidy-hogging Communists somehow eroding your freedom to do what you liked doing back in the day…

  209. Arky says:

    I’m not sure you’d want to drive a 500HP MX5 or Model A.
    They both weight not very much.

  210. Arky says:

    Well, you’d want to drive one, but every day o your commute.

  211. Albatross says:

    Tel says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:33 pm
    There’s basically no idiomatic way to write it,

    That’s silly … every way you write it is idiomatic

    Ummm. LOL.

  212. Rex Anger says:

    What are you doing on a Libertarian blog you big Commo?

    Same as you, except wittier…

  213. Rex Anger says:

    But please, don’t let that put you off abusing lesser mortals in a vastly different industry cuz they’re all subsidy-hogging Communists somehow eroding your freedom to do what you liked doing back in the day…

    And only then cuz said lesser mortals disagreed with your ranting.

  214. Leigh Lowe says:

    BTW.
    I don’t wish my preceding comments to be construed as suggesting that Merino-love is in any way wrong.
    But driving an MX5 definitely is.

  215. KD should tell us the restaurant joke from Victoria.

  216. Fat Tony says:

    Arky says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:35 pm
    Well, you’d want to drive one, but every day o your commute.

    As long as you don’t get too greedy for power and think you’ve got a race car, then 500+ hp is no problem – with ease of driving & reliability.

  217. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:38 pm
    What are you doing on a Libertarian blog you big Commo?

    Same as you, except wittier…

    I’ll have you know: fuck off pal.

  218. Leigh Lowe says:

    Please name those in this country who are not Commos.

  219. Fat Tony says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:39 pm
    BTW.
    I don’t wish my preceding comments to be construed as suggesting that Merino-love is in any way wrong.

    We all understand that love is love….

  220. Albatross says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:40 pm
    Please name those in this country who are not Commos.

    Not: truck drivers and Jason Soon when he’s not shilling for a carbon tax.

    Are: train ‘drivers’, perl programmers.

  221. egg_ says:

    I’m not sure you’d want to drive a 500HP MX5

    The stock 6L engine with a “truck” cam makes c. 287kW (c. 390 bhp) at the flywheel at @5400 rpm, but only claim 270kW.

    Richard Holdener has done a lot of engine bench testing.

  222. Lazlo says:

    Someone should be asking hard questions of his security detail

    No, we should be celebrating the fact that this black woman was able to engage the attention of our Prime Minister.

  223. I don’t wish my preceding comments to be construed as suggesting that Merino-love is in any way wrong.

    Wrong? Depends if your love is ‘off-shears’ or ‘full wool’
    There’s quite some difference in the adjustments one has to make to achieve consummation.

  224. bespoke says:

    We all understand that love is love….

    But Arky’s attraction to armadillos is sick.

  225. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    French far-right leader acquitted of breaching hate speech laws
    By Tangi Salaun
    May 4, 2021 — 11.32pm

    Leave a comment

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was acquitted on Tuesday of breaking hate speech laws in late 2015 when she posted images of Izlamic State atrocities on Twitter.

    Le Pen displayed the three images, including one of the decapitated body of American journalist James Foley, after a prominent television interviewer compared her party to the Izlamist militant group.

    She had previously said she tweeted the images to highlight the absurdity of the comparison and had denied any wrongdoing, calling the trial politically motivated.

    Le Pen’s defence lawyers said after the hearing that freedom of expression had been safeguarded.

    Opinion polls show Le Pen will be President Emmanuel Macron’s main challenger in next year’s election.

    She was charged under an article in the penal code that prohibits the dissemination of violent messages that could seriously harm human dignity.

  226. FlyingPigs says:

    My old Italian-Australian Uncle loved Rail.

  227. But Arky’s attraction to armadillos is sick.

    Not sure using an A-model to try to run over someone should be classed as ‘attraction’

  228. Rex Anger says:

    Instead we had to put up with aloof cock heads who think truckies are so much lower than they are, that they feel justified enough to comment on the job, and support this technology in doing so

    Didn’t say that eother.

    That’s all your projections and bruised ego Struth.

    And you already exercised your total freedom and democratic right to not have to put up with lane minotors and fatigue cameras.

    You voted with your feet.

  229. Rex Anger says:

    Please name those in this country who are not Commos.

    Falcons.

  230. So this is what the references upthread are about:

    A woman has dropped to her knees in front of Scott Morrison as she pleaded for the Australian government to help in a five-year conflict that claimed the lives of eight of her family members in Africa.
    The South Cameroon woman raised her concerns with the prime minister about the….
    blah blah blah…

    Um….

  231. Albatross says:

    Rex, please accept the anal vigilance probe to improve train safety. It delivers a high-voltage charge directly into the gooch and rectum when it detects you are attempting to steer despite a train having no such capability. Tel wrote the detector in perl, so it works half the time, every time.

  232. Rex Anger says:

    Rex, please accept the anal vigilance probe to improve train safety. It delivers a high-voltage charge directly into the gooch and rectum when it detects you are attempting to steer despite a train having no such capability. Tel wrote the detector in perl, so it works half the time, every time.

    Only if you test it, and then greaae it for me.

    For freedom…

  233. Rex Anger says:

    Grease my probe, Albratross!

    Or you don’t love freedom…

  234. Albatross says:

    Only if you test it, and then greaae it for me.

    For freedom…

    I think this is job best done by a Miata owner.

  235. FlyingPigs says:

    It will be fantastic when the entire judicial system from judges to police are under constant computer surveillance.

  236. Rex Anger says:

    I think this is job best done by a Miata owner

    Miata owners only do knobs.

    Not probes.

    #DoIt

  237. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:56 pm
    Grease my probe, Albratross!

    Or you don’t love freedom…

    If you really loved freedom, you’d accept the FreedomProbe ™ raw.

  238. FlyingPigs says:

    And politicians.

  239. Albatross says:

    FlyingPigs says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:58 pm
    And politicians.

    The’ll get the probe first and most vigorously.

  240. Rex Anger says:

    @ Flying Pgs-

    It will be fantastic when the entire judicial system from judges to police are under constant computer surveillance

    They already are.

    Twitter Blue Checkmarks…

  241. Rex Anger says:

    If you really loved freedom, you’d accept the FreedomProbe ™ raw.

    That’s Commo talk…

  242. Albatross says:

    Rex Anger says:
    May 5, 2021 at 12:01 am
    If you really loved freedom, you’d accept the FreedomProbe ™ raw.

    That’s Commo talk…

    “From each according to his ability”. Your well traveled butthole is easily able to accommodate the FreedomProbe ™. You are entitled not a State-subsidised rectal re-shimming, however, subject to a long waitlist.

  243. FlyingPigs says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:58 pm
    And politicians.

    The’ll get the probe first and most vigorously.

    Greasing of the freedom probe will not be necessary in all circumstances.
    Likewise some would gain more were a large diameter probe to be used (for extra freedom y’see)

  244. Albatross says:

    s/not/to/

  245. Albatross says:

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr says:
    May 5, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Good point. A larger probe means more freedom can be administered where it is needed most.

  246. FlyingPigs says:

    Law… what is it good for?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQJH-zUYOoc

  247. Good point. A larger probe means more freedom can be administered where it is needed most.

    Exactly!

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