Open Forum: May 1, 2021

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  1. Matricks Transform:

    But seriously, there are more deserving targets

    + lots…

  2. bespoke says:

    Mater
    I used to think it’s a no win situation in dealing with him, he will feed no matter what. But not letting him frustrate and drag you down is a win. Although I have the same attitude to an increasing number of others.

  3. Mater says:

    His story – he can tell it any way he likes.
    Good luck to him.

    Noting Bob’s approval (above), isn’t it sad that the ABC can publish a story in 2020 which contains a supposed fact:

    “Five or six weeks later, I received a letter back stating I was exempt from national service because I was Indigenous under the National Flora and Fauna Act.”

    That the ABC own ‘fact checkers’ proved to be a complete myth back in 2018:

    “Aboriginal people in Australia have never been covered by a flora and fauna act, either under federal or state law.”

    ‘Our’ ABC folks!
    But remember, content doesn’t matter, neither in our kids curriculum, nor on our public broadcaster.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    revealing it will comprise a 13-member advisory committee open only to Aboriginal Australians

    We want a 13-member advisory group too for Christians. Why should only aboriginals have a voice?

    I concede that there also should be 13-member advisory groups each for Mormons, lesbians, gay men, trans people, pet owners, wine growers, Indian-heritage people, mu slims, the disabled, ex-car industry workers, single parents, farmers, gun owners and train enthusiasts. Probably quite a few others too.

    Once all these are set up, not only will the whole population of South Australia be on one or other of them, but there would be full employment. How good is that? Also nothing would ever get done in the SA Parliament, which is the idea.

  5. Tom says:

    Mater, you’re the man. Do whatever you like.

    Don’t post less.

  6. 1735099 says:

    It is becoming more and more obvious that the adverse reactions to recommendations about using HCQ and Ivermectin against covid-19 were entirely due to negativity about anything Trump said, and the sad fact for big pharma that both are cheap and out of patent protection.

    What is becoming more and more obvious is that in countries where politicians started making pronouncements about pandemic treatments in attempts to feather their nests, things went rapidly pear-shaped.
    The other very obvious piece of history is that populists like Trump, Bolsonaro, and Modi did enormous harm to their constituents by downplaying the virus and advocating opening up industry and commerce against all medical advice.

  7. Albatross says:

    Trump, Bolsonaro, and Modi

    Shut up dipshit.

  8. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Good people,
    I’ve been asked to engaged less. Can you all stop trying to drag me back into every stoush, please? 😉”

    By who? Only Doomlord has the right to ask that…nobody else does.

    Mater, I love your contributions. Long may they continue!

  9. bespoke says:

    BoN

    Yep They have no idea of the trend.

  10. lotocoti says:

    But it’s not true socialism #3952.
    For the first time, the average Venezuelan is poorer than the average Haitian.

  11. Crossie says:

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:31 am
    revealing it will comprise a 13-member advisory committee open only to Aboriginal Australians

    We want a 13-member advisory group too for Christians. Why should only aboriginals have a voice?

    To make it even fairer, a 13-member advisory group for each denomination.

  12. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “true socialism”

    True poverty
    True starvation
    True failure

  13. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “revealing it will comprise a 13-member advisory committee open only to Aboriginal Australians”

    I call that apartheid.

  14. Crossie says:

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:41 am
    “true socialism”

    True poverty
    True starvation
    True failure

    True oppression

  15. H B Bear says:

    Now this is more like it. Takes me back to ’Nam.

  16. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Albatross says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:36 am
    Trump, Bolsonaro, and Modi

    Shut up dipshit.”

    Cmon man…Bob the Racist needs something to latch onto.

  17. bespoke says:

    Shit stirrer!
    😁

  18. Crossie says:

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:42 am
    “revealing it will comprise a 13-member advisory committee open only to Aboriginal Australians”

    I call that apartheid.

    Yes but you are not looking at it the way the left does. One instituted, the advisory committee will be superior to parliament. It will be like the ayatollahs in Iran.

  19. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “True oppression”

    Correct.

    I listened to this yesterday morning…Dave Rubin talking to Mark Levin….the interview was done in the last week. It’s a great discussion….Levin nails it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPl-skLcTtg

  20. H B Bear says:

    It will be like the ayatollahs in Iran.

    Dreamtime ayatollahs. FMD

  21. bespoke says:

    It will be filled with city types and want address the chronic problems they have.

  22. H B Bear says:

    Who speaks for people in barrels?

  23. custard says:

    This proves that the election was not run by the County! They had NO CONTROL! It was in essence subcontracted to Dominion which is likely not provided for in the law.

    https://worthypolitics.com/huge-news-from-arizona-breaking-exclusive-the-entire-election-process-was-controlled-by-dominion-the-maricopa-county-election-team-did-not-have-admin-access-to-the-2020-elect/

  24. Mater says:

    It will be filled with city types and want address the chronic problems they have.

    Not to mention that their ‘privileged’ position as will only exist whilst said problems remain. Seems like a great motivation NOT to remedy a thing.

    A great little, ongoing lurk for Grievance Merchants.

  25. lotocoti says:

    Populist must be another one of those irregular verbs.
    I have an electoral mandate.
    You are a populist shyster.

  26. feelthebern says:

    “Gotcha hat”.

    If this morning’s incident was real, a black man would have beaten a white man to death on live TV.
    As it was all staged, the white man lives.

    If you haven’t seen it yet, you will.

  27. feelthebern says:

    Not to mention that their ‘privileged’ position as will only exist whilst said problems remain. Seems like a great motivation NOT to remedy a thing.

    It’s a feature.
    Not a bug.

  28. 1735099 says:

    Noting Bob’s approval (above), isn’t it sad that the ABC can publish a story in 2020 which contains a supposed fact:

    “Five or six weeks later, I received a letter back stating I was exempt from national service because I was Indigenous under the National Flora and Fauna Act.”

    More obfuscation.
    That Indigenous Australians were treated differently under the NS Act is not “supposed”.
    It is historical fact.
    The reasons are less clear-cut, and it seems that the DLNS tended to make up interpretations as they went along.
    What is clear is that Aboriginal men were the only civilian British subjects not required to register.
    Aboriginal natives of Australia, as defined by regulation 18 of the National Service Act were exempt. The problem was the definition, and where it left mixed-race registrants.
    This definition of Aboriginal people caused ongoing problems and confusion for Aboriginal men of mixed descent.
    Many of them registered anyway and were called up.
    Some volunteered. In my rifle platoon, we had one of each, although both were recorded on the Nominal Roll as Nashos.
    But if they identified as Aboriginal, they had the potential to be treated differently prior to enlistment. Post enlistment, that was no longer the case, and most Indigenous veterans have observed that. They almost universally compare their army experience favourably with the discrimination experienced pre and post service.
    To call it portraying themselves as victims is utter bullshit.
    They’re telling the truth.
    But this is Catallaxy, where the truth is malleable.

  29. H B Bear says:

    Populist must be another one of those irregular verbs.
    I have an electoral mandate.
    You are a populist shyster.

    Don’t forget the call for bipartisanship if you can’t manage to win an election.

  30. H B Bear says:

    Ruh roh. Here we go.

  31. sfw says:

    Just curious, what’s the record for the longest open forum?

  32. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “But this is Catallaxy, where the truth is malleable to suit me“.

    FIFY.

  33. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Custard- I’ve sent you an email just now.

  34. lotocoti says:

    Just curious, what’s the record for the longest open forum?

    No idea.

  35. lotocoti says:

    #10,000 by 2359.

  36. bespoke says:

    Cassie

    My roll my eyes whenever Marx is blamed. Iv been involved with comities filled with people that have no idea who he is, acting like a microcosm of the UN/EU.

    It’s the human desire for change and how this is adopted. Not just the ideas of a single bloke.

  37. Eyrie says:

    Whoever linked to Jo Nova, be aware she’s a loon. Still Karening about the virus. Bugfuck, Batshit, barking mad.

  38. Mater says:

    To call it portraying themselves as victims is utter bullshit.
    They’re telling the truth.

    Really?
    Let’s look at a couple of other statements from that story.

    “In 1966, when I turned 19, I received a letter from the department. My number had come up for national service.”

    Did his birthday ACTUALLY get drawn? (Hint: No, at least according to you)

    In 1968, Victor signed up with the Army to serve in the war with his mates — this time he lied on his paperwork to ensure he was accepted, indicating his nationality was British.

    Didn’t all Australians get listed as “British”, even you (much to your chagrin*)?

    * “Seeing my Nationality listed as “British” is annoying, to say the least.”

  39. Old Lefty says:

    Another piece of naked partisan advocacy masquerading as news on the ABC:

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-07/voluntary-euthanasia-laws-how-well-are-they-working/100117058

  40. 1735099 says:

    Did his birthday ACTUALLY get drawn? (Hint: No, at least according to you)

    Not according to me – according to the AWM.
    He would not have received the “liability to serve” letter, but he may have well have received DLNS correspondence which at that time read like a poor translation from Urdu. It may well have confused him.
    It confused many.
    I’m happy to give him the benefit of the doubt, but then I’m not a Screw.

    Didn’t all Australians get listed as “British”, even you (much to your chagrin*)?

    Not Australians identifying as Indigenous.
    Good enough to fight and die, but not to be recognised in the Constitution prior to 1967.
    No wonder many are pissed off….

  41. mh says:

    Democrat-run Baltimore – White supremacy strikes again

    On May 2nd 2021, my mom and aunt were viciously attacked by a random man wielding a cement block while they were trying to close up shop. They both tried to fight him off, but were unfortunately overpowered. My aunt got the worse of the attack with over 25 stitches on her head and black eyes. But we are relieved that both of their CT scans came back good and were discharged hours later.

    I admire the bravery and courage of these two women and am incredibly proud of them. Their physical wounds will heal eventually, but the trauma from this attack will require more time. I am trying to raise some funds so they can relax and heal and without worrying about the burden of bills that will arise from this attack.

    I would like to thank everyone for their support and kind words. It definitely helps with their healing process and we greatly appreciate it. ❤️❤️❤️

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

  42. Mater says:

    I’m happy to give him the benefit of the doubt, but then I’m not a Screw.

    No, but you are a dishonest, hypocritical, and obsessed Nut.

  43. Mother Lode says:

    Thank you Tom for the toons. Is it just me or has Ramirez gone off the boil lately? His cartoons are now obscure or lame.

    Ramirez has for a long time to have been more accepting of progressive talking points. Todays one, which I took as merely being a bland statement that China has an abysmal human rights record with the figure lashed to the ship’s wheel like the old method of torture of ‘breaking someone on the wheel’, seems trite. (I could be misreading it.)

    It would have been wittier if contrasting what they do (the guy on the wheel) with what they say about themselves, or accusing others of abusing human rights. Wittier, but still not particularly witty.

    But I love his drawing style.

    Margolis and Cox is usually good. I like their/his drawing style too. Todays one, about that Jenner entity is good. Particularly showing the trans activists denouncing her/him/it are far less convincing females her/him/it. There was the article where Jenner was accused of hypocrisy for using the ladies’ tees at golf, but the objection to boys playing against girls is that it prevents the girls from succeeding. Jenner playing golf in his/her/its own time does no such thing. Besides which it is all about the physique. The Jenner unit seems to have, by surgery and chemistry, pretty clearly unmoored itself from masculine physique even if not truly comparable to a woman’s. But in her/his/its free time and not impacting anyone else, who cares.

    Rowe? He has that strange fractured vision that makes his ideas distorted to anyone without the same fractured vision – to whom it looks perfectly natural. I think he is suggesting that ScoMo is somehow complicit in the Belt-and-Roads debacle even while objecting to it. No sign of any Labor Premiers.

  44. shatterzzz says:

    “In 1966, when I turned 19, I received a letter from the department. My number had come up for national service.”
    I got the same letter in 1968 (I’d just turned 20) .. wrote back and told them I was a 10 pound tourist (1967) and the reply deferred me for 3 years by which time His Highness Lord Gough had dun away with conscription and I never heard from them again …..

  45. Mater says:

    He would not have received the “liability to serve” letter, but he may have well have received DLNS correspondence which at that time read like a poor translation from Urdu. It may well have confused him.

    And in the following 50 odd years, he hasn’t had a chance to sort out what really happened, and instead starts feeding rubbish to the more-than-willing ABC?

    No. Someone who is now a “Bourke Shire councillor and RSL president” shouldn’t still be spouting untruths about what happened.

  46. 1735099 says:

    No, but you are a dishonest, hypocritical, and obsessed Nut.

    Scroll back.
    I didn’t introduce this topic.
    The topic of the so-called victim industry is a major obsession on this site.
    Along with pandemic and climate change denial, overt racism, and insidious misogyny.

  47. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Democrat-run Baltimore

    Yeah, not much coverage either of the J ewish guy who was murdered by three antisemites.

    Israeli man killed in Baltimore ‘just because he was a J ew’ (4 May)

    Since the reports conspicuously fail to mention who the attackers were, despite being caught on CCTV, you can probably guess something about them. Also the cops say it was an robbery despite nothing being taken from him.

  48. H B Bear says:

    Scroll back.
    I didn’t introduce this topic.

    NamBob is a victim. Why can’t you lot understand?

  49. custard says:

    I’m off to work Dave, I’ll respond later this morning.

  50. Shy Ted says:

    Astonishingly good gold grades in the Pilbara and goldfields in recent weeks/months. None of mine, of course, but all the “neighbours”.

  51. Mother Lode says:

    It will be filled with city types and won’t address the chronic chthonic problems they have.

    They are happy to leave their fellows in a hellish existence rather than own even part of the problem.

  52. bespoke says:

    It may well have confused him.

    Open patronizing racism.

  53. incoherent rambler says:

    climate change denial

    It takes a special sort of nutter to use that phrase.
    Is he on a watch list?

  54. H B Bear says:

    Should help the nearology Shy Ted or are you working the place yourself?

  55. bespoke says:

    chthonic

    Expanding vocabulary is a feature of this place, cheers.

  56. Beertruk says:

    Now this is more like it. Takes me back to ’Nam.

    The war continues…apparently.

  57. H B Bear says:

    Most of the “gold miners” I’ve come across never get closer to the bush than a restaurant in West Perth. That arrangement tends to suit everybody.

  58. Leigh Lowe says:

    Most of the “gold miners” I’ve come across

    All of the ones I have met are pneumatic ladies who do lunch in South Yarra.
    Secondary gold miners.

  59. Leigh Lowe says:

    In 1966, I received, unsolicited in the mail, a certificate of membership of the Junior Tree Lovers League of Victoria.
    This was not sought by me, nor was it welcome.
    I was a conscripted greenie.

  60. egg_ says:

    before the blog is forced to close down.

    The latest threat from the cardigans?

    The RSL daily blog dredge network is OK, I see.

  61. rickw says:

    I see PayPal just canceled Rebel News.

  62. egg_ says:

    bespoke says:
    May 7, 2021 at 5:56 am
    0

    Confirmation that you’re posting under the correct sock handle?

    Wouldn’t want to post out-of-character?

  63. rickw says:

    In 1966, I received, unsolicited in the mail, a certificate of membership of the Junior Tree Lovers League of Victoria.
    This was not sought by me, nor was it welcome.
    I was a conscripted greenie.

    Please spend the next 50 years posting here about the injustice and the trauma.

  64. bespoke says:

    May as well call me a racist. That’s how effective it is, Sad!

    😎

  65. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Countrymen.’

    It’s a term used – I’ve only ever heard of it in the NT – that refers to fullblood indig turning up to larger towns from their own remote settlements (their ‘country’) to laze about, pester passers-by, get on the piss and shit in the street. Usually all at the same time.

    The process is repeated until they end up in a shelter, kicked onto the bush bus back out of town when the royalty money runs out, in hospital or are jailed.

    If you are a town camp dweller in Alice Springs, you don’t qualify as a countryman. If you’re living with ‘Uncle’ in a camp, have been for two months and you’re from Yuendumu, then you’re a countryman.

    From Epenarra, Willowra or Lajamanu (Hooker Creek), Avon Downs or Docker River and in Tennant Creek for royalty month? Countryman. From anywhere else in the NT and in Darwin? Countryman.

    TE – it’s similar to ‘long-grassers’, but slightly less permanent.

  66. Roger says:

    climate change denial

    Germany just recorded its coldest April since 1977.

    Iceland just recorded its lowest May temperature on record.

    Despite it being spring, parts of the UK have in recent days experienced snowfall not seen in May since 1979.

    Meanwhile, Lesotho, in southern Africa, experienced a blizzard on 30 April.

    According to NASA data, snowfall has increased by 3% since 1990.

    The lower troposphere, where humans experience the climate, was warmer in 1980 than it is today.

    Just who are the denialists?

  67. feelthebern says:

    Shy Ted says:
    May 7, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Shhhhh….I’m not set yet.

  68. bespoke says:

    Epic trolling from Tucker, seeding doubt in the new recruit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrUSBAzQMD0

  69. Shy Ted says:

    Should help the nearology Shy Ted or are you working the place yourself?
    Hope so. Gave up digging holes (which I really enjoyed) a decade or so ago. BIL and I had lotsa fun between Mt Isa and Cloncurry and found goodly gold and copper including great hunks of native copper. Really tough desert country where spinifex struggle to grow. Ulitmately defeated by red, green and black tape. Imagine having to do an environmental impact statement on the most barren of country and then spurious holdups cos “culturally significant”.
    Anyway HMX are digging in the area now so gone big with them. Will it be close enough to where we were? Will I be getting into a new bottom of the range MG 3 Core anytime soon? Lotsa delays currently cos gummint Convid and lab shortages this time. Waiting, waiting.
    Perth Basin kicking on a bit too.

  70. H B Bear says:

    before the blog is forced to close down.

    This blog is more threatened than the Great Barrier Reef.

  71. Ellen of Tasmania says:

    Iv been involved with comities filled with people that have no idea who he is, acting like a microcosm of the UN/EU.

    Certainly, most people nowadays don’t even think about what underlying presuppositions are shaping their values, and – if pointed out to them – don’t even care. Nor do they care what kind of priming and indoctrination has led them to hold their current views.

    Not knowing who Marx, Kant, Rousseau etc. are just means they are ignorant of the source of their worldview ideas. Not knowing who my great-great grand-daddy was, doesn’t mean he didn’t exist, or I’m not his descendant.

  72. H B Bear says:

    Good stuff Shy Ted. I never really understood mining (a bit of a problem in the West). A couple of guys from school have made more money than either had any right to in mining – one a Bangladeshi coal mine and one cashed out to a Canadian gold miner. It still grates.

  73. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Marc Antony, in Julius Caesar:

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones

    I am unsure if these NT specimens are the countrymen Mr Antony was hoping to turn against Caesar’s killers.

  74. Boambee John says:

    “Five or six weeks later, I received a letter back stating I was exempt from national service because I was Indigenous under the National Flora and Fauna Act.”

    More obfuscation.
    That Indigenous Australians were treated differently under the NS Act is not “supposed”.

    More obfuscation by the ostrich.

    If he took a moment to remove his head from his rectum and read the comment carefully, he might (possibly, if he wiped the excrement out of his eyes) see that the issue being discussed was the non-existence of the so-called Flora and Fauna Act, not the NS Act.

  75. Roger says:

    Certainly, most people nowadays don’t even think about what underlying presuppositions are shaping their values, and – if pointed out to them – don’t even care. Nor do they care what kind of priming and indoctrination has led them to hold their current views.

    A.k.a. useful idiots.

  76. Boambee John says:

    I’m happy to give him the benefit of the doubt, but then I’m not a Screw.

    But you have screwed prostatots. Find another, a screw might improve your liverish disposition.

  77. egg_ says:

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  78. Boambee John says:

    Along with pandemic and climate change denial, overt racism, and insidious misogyny.

    No wonder you are always here.

  79. 132andBush says:

    “Good people,
    I’ve been asked to engaged less. Can you all stop trying to drag me back into every stoush, please? 😉”

    If he keeps supplying the ammo you just keep shooting.

    He’s a communist sympathising drone on a conservative, free market, free enterprise blog for crying out loud.

    Anyone objecting needs to give themselves an uppercut.

  80. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The Hun:

    ‘Police arrested a 64-year-old heavy haulage truck driver from Wyndham Vale on Thursday night after he allegedly ploughed into five people in Southbank and fled the scene in his vehicle, leaving two victims with critical injuries and debris strewn across City Rd.

    ‘A driver, who witnessed the crash, followed the B-double truck and called police late on Thursday night.’

    If only there were a goods transport system available that used a fixed track of some kind.

  81. bespoke says:

    Cheer Ellen just saying it’s not like he invent human fragility only the most recognized person who exploited it. Focusing to much blame on him removes recognition of that fragility in the individual for to many.

  82. Shy Ted says:

    Convid con. Pretty yukky so early in the day.

  83. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘He’s a communist sympathising drone on a conservative, free market, free enterprise blog for crying out loud.’

    BAM.

  84. Shy Ted says:

    ‘Police arrested a 64-year-old heavy haulage truck driver from Wyndham Vale on Thursday night after he allegedly ploughed into five people in Southbank and fled the scene in his vehicle, leaving two victims with critical injuries and debris strewn across City Rd.
    Prolly cut off by a Porsche driver. No names yet.

  85. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    test

  86. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear says:

    May 7, 2021 at 9:18 am

    before the blog is forced to close down.

    This blog is more threatened than the Great Barrier Reef.

    But the good news is, if the Cat falls over, we have somewhere else to go.
    A place where rapier wits and towering intellects abound, and tolerant to a Fault, with only the lightest of light touch moderation.
    Alt-Cat.com.
    It’s a Big Website.
    The biggest.
    You can’t miss it (although a lot of people do).

  87. egg_ says:

    St Ruth approved (*) their Cat personas.

    Where’s MV?

    Always good for stirring up wingnuts.

  88. Leigh Lowe says:

    If only there were a goods transport system available that used a fixed track of some kind.

    Or possibly a form of road transport with driver-assist technology.
    You know, something like “Bing-Bong. The vehicle is on the footpath and squashing pedestrians”.
    I do know that stretch of road.
    Treacherous.
    Wild animals and sinkholes everywhere.

  89. bespoke says:

    Meh! reparative, unoriginal and lame.

  90. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I believe Mr MacGill may have realised by now that the ability to turn a ball square on a decaying pitch, a love of waaahn and a H-grade celebrity status does not automatically translate into moving and shaking in different fields of endeavour (the Tele):

    ‘One of the men charged over the extraordinary kidnapping of Stuart MacGill ­demanded the former Test cricketer pay him $150,000 because he blamed him for ­introducing him to a man — who turned out to be a drug dealer — who ripped him off in the sale of 2kg of cocaine, police will allege.

    ‘The Daily Telegraph understands police have been told MacGill was held responsible by a crime gang when the drug dealer either used counterfeit money, or did not pay at all, for the consignment of drugs.

    ‘The dealer has since vanished, according to sources involved in the case who said the use of counterfeit money in drug deals was not uncommon.’

    On the upside, MacGill’s misso has what would appear to be fantastic cans.

  91. egg_ says:

    Today’s BBC agitprop on climate change involved a pivot towards evil methane as opposed to the usual villain CO2. Newshour featured a Beeb person trying to be reasonable about all the demands they make, like eating less meat, taking shorter showers and using wind and solar, while insisting on them anyway. We must, must, must keep the temperature increase down to 1.5 degrees, she said. And, while all the individual measures might seem small, together they’ll save the planet.

    Is that why Gates is buying into the beef argument?

    Greenoid philanthropy.

  92. bespoke says:

    repetitive

    🙄

  93. Rex Anger says:

    Meh! reparative, unoriginal and lame

    How much are you paying? 😕

  94. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Alt-Cat.com.
    It’s a Big Website.
    The biggest.’

    It is the Clive Palmer of websites.

  95. mh says:

    Paywallian

    Quarantine hotel worker had no training
    A Victorian quarantine hotel worker turned up for his first day on the job without any infection control and protection training, while other frontline staff are turning up to hotels without masks

    It was never about the bug

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

  96. egg_ says:

    “Gas appliances including heaters, hot water services and cooktops would be phased out under a proposed moratorium on new gas connections to Victorian households to help the state achieve its 2030 target to cut carbon emissions by up to 50 per cent.”

    Vicco gets the pineapple?

  97. feelthebern says:

    “Bing-Bong. The vehicle is on the footpath and squashing pedestrians”.

    Coffee, meet keyboard.

  98. H B Bear says:

    I used to commute along City Rd. One day it got shut because some hot shot crashed into a building – the second floor after coming out of the tunnel.

  99. Eyrie says:

    Uh-huh. So the evil methane only lasts 10 years while the evil CO2 lasts forever?
    Someone explain to that person that the CH4 oxidises to CO2 and water vapour.

  100. Rex Anger says:

    Wild animals and sinkholes everywhere

    Look, I’m not personally convinced Melbourne is the greatest of Australian cities either, Mr Lowe, but that was just mean…

  101. miltonf says:

    Failed U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has claimed that Russian interference in the U.S. election in 2016 is now “beyond a doubt” and that the country was likely involved in the Brexit vote, too.

    Just go away you foul old slag.

  102. JC says:

    Anyone see this? It’s pretty amazing how a strongman leader is able to push back so hard against the US/The West and not only sound convincing but also win and shut the BBC harridan to a blabbering mess. He’s right about everything he says.

    https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1390157940611452930

  103. egg_ says:

    It is becoming more and more obvious that the adverse reactions to recommendations about using HCQ and Ivermectin against covid-19 were entirely due to negativity about anything Trump said, and the sad fact for big pharma that both are cheap and out of patent protection.
    A new study reinforces the efficacy of Ivermection.
    American Thinker.

    Is the Cat’s obese Couf lab rat still breathing, post alleged jab?

    /Turkey who voted for Xmas

  104. miltonf says:

    Clinton- another evil old woman

  105. bespoke says:

    Nothing LL egg doe’s it for free.

  106. egg_ says:

    I used to think it’s a no win situation in dealing with him, he will feed no matter what. But not letting him frustrate and drag you down is a win. Although I have the same attitude to an increasing number of others.

    Sock opines on troll.

    News at 11.

  107. Roger says:

    Vicco gets the pineapple?

    Over half Australia’s domestic gas goes to Victoria.

    All else unchanged, should make gas cheaper for the rest of us.

  108. Rex Anger says:

    Is the Cat’s obese Couf lab rat still breathing, post alleged jab?

    /Turkey who voted for Xmas

    I told the Cat,

    It’s kinda hard to die of clotting when you already are one…

  109. egg_ says:

    what’s the record for the longest open forum?

    There are plenty of other threads aside from the OT twittersphere – even mUnter contributes to some.

  110. Leigh Lowe says:

    Where’s MV?

    Always good for stirring up wingnuts.

    Ah, well, you must have missed that.
    Last September he tried to garner support here for a Big Website to dox politicians, police etc.
    Sinc scrubbed his post and he got all shitty and threatened to dox “RMIT staff” with a snide little comment about Sinc’s wife and kids.
    Sinc then put him in to auto-moderation, at which point he flounced (followed by a little bit of back-door grovelling via the few contacts he still has here to be allowed back).
    According to his protegé, he now sits out the back of the Furniture Store waiting for the Grim Reaper.
    As for wing-nut baiting, well, it is slim pickings there. There are only two other wing-nuts at the Furniture Store. Mind you they are the biggest sized wing-nuts you can get – Metric or Imperial.

  111. feelthebern says:

    Old sea captain voice:
    Arrgh, there was a thread, 5000 pages long it was.
    Took 10 stout men to close it done it did.

  112. caveman says:

    Their not wearing masks.

  113. egg_ says:

    Still Karening about the virus.

    Ivory tower academics with little lived experience, just like the CMOs?

    Repost the 4-tonne truck tyre change video for a risk assessment?

  114. H B Bear says:

    Non-OT threads are for deviants.

  115. egg_ says:

    Looks like NumbNutz assistant is dutifully reposting his old stuff.

    Groundhog Day squared.

  116. Rorschach says:

    custard says:
    May 7, 2021 at 7:51 am

    This proves that the election was not run by the County! They had NO CONTROL! It was in essence subcontracted to Dominion which is likely not provided for in the law.

    If true, [that the State does not have admin access to the machines] then there is a question or two outstanding: Who confirms what is in; performs; and does BVT on any electoral data updates … and how were the State “audits” conducted without access to logs etc?

    I also understand that there are also some machines / servers that have not been provided to the AZ Audit team [regardless of subpoena]. And there are pictures of data storage devices connected to the servers which apparently are also nowhere to be found [and rumoured to be taken on and off site during the election count].

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/breaking-external-devices-date-vote-totals-taken-offsite-nightly-election-maricopa-county-dominion-employees/

    Regardless

    It is too late for any dreams of Trump’s return. I doubt that the Supreme Court will overturn the House Certification [House/Senate can do it but given Pelosi’s iron fisted rule … no chance]. And on the subject of Pelosi … in the unlikely case that the Audits [which also must happen & verify same in other states] will show fraud enough to overturn the election, then I’d say Biden and Harris may both resign … which means Pelosi is President. And Trump will stay in jail.

  117. Rex Anger says:

    Repost the 4-tonne truck tyre change video for a risk assessment?

    Risks look perfectly managed to me.They’ve got their Hi-Vis and Hard Hats on…

  118. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘One of the men charged over the extraordinary kidnapping of Stuart MacGill ­demanded the former Test cricketer pay him $150,000 because he blamed him for ­introducing him to a man — who turned out to be a drug dealer — who ripped him off in the sale of 2kg of cocaine, police will allege.

    I dips me lid to ITK.
    He nominated the box trifecta of underlying causes of the kidnap being Punting, Property or Coke.
    Good work.
    Not just the generic “drugs”, but specifically honed in on Coke.
    Unfortunately I backed Property for the win.
    .
    What a very coy phrase.
    Magiller just “happened to introduce” the two blokes who shared an interest in wholesale powdered goods.

  119. notafan says:

    I knew twostix would come back in with his oooooh rationing claim.

    Utter bollocks, as demonstrated at the time.

    Coles worth had (different) product limits to prevent a repeat of panic buying.
    Aldi had none.

    Yes we could only buy two 5kg bags of rice a day.

    It was terrible.

  120. JC says:

    LL

    Presumably his protege is the struth? Who are imperial and metric though. Those are certainly better nicknames I’ve ever come up with although Rones, driller,
    Rooster and Marcus Adonis are okay. But love metric and imperial

  121. notafan says:

    And truly ruly we Victorians were jelly of boring Queensland.

    Lol.

  122. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Took 10 stout men to close it done it did.’

    Would still never have worked without those stout men’s cable-knit jumpers.

  123. egg_ says:

    repetitive

    🙄

    b…b…b…b…bot malfunction.

  124. feelthebern says:

    Magiller just “happened to introduce” the two blokes who shared an interest in wholesale powdered goods.

    Informant.
    Zero doubt.
    The question is, what leverage did NSW police have over him.

  125. Leigh Lowe says:

    JC says:

    May 7, 2021 at 10:08 am

    LL

    Presumably his protege is the struth?

    Yes, you noted his Road to Damascus conversion to a Faulty acolyte here last night.

    Who are imperial and metric though. 

    St Ruth is Imperial.
    No Fixed Address is Metric.
    Faulty is measured in Cubits.

  126. Rex Anger says:

    Aldi had none.

    In all honesty, it can be a bit difficult trying to enforce buying limits from ALDI’s centre aisle

  127. egg_ says:

    They’ve got their Hi-Vis and Hard Hats on…

    The suitably attired Mathematician with his pocket calculator stands in the shade…

  128. Leigh Lowe says:

    Informant.
    Zero doubt.
    The question is, what leverage did NSW police have over him.

    It is interesting.
    NSW Plod occasionally make a “high profile” arrest for a personal use amount of Coke that wouldn’t start a party in an old folks home.
    Ray Hadlee’s son comes to mind, along with a crime reporter from Seven/Nein whose name escapes me.
    I always think it is about rolling someone over.
    Although, in Hadlee Minor’s case, it might have been just for sport.

  129. Rex Anger says:

    Faulty is measured in Cubits

    Heheh.

    A bigger Man than the rest of us all…

    #Innuendo

  130. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Informant.
    Zero doubt.’

    I’m running with self-important and out of his depth, top-coated with ‘You may remember me from the telly’.

  131. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Another brawl at a Miami airport. The third melee
    at a flight venue in a fortnight. All demographically akin. Which prompted one commenter to note:
    Denny • 13 minutes ago
    It’s been like this since they quit giving out peanuts on flights.

  132. bespoke says:

    Praising some looser that carries on like a creepy seventies porn star, Sad!

  133. egg_ says:

    St Ruth being a Rabz term “of little value stolen from the inebriated”.

  134. egg_ says:

    Praising some looser that carries on like a creepy seventies porn star

    DrBG’s tales from Cuba?

    Certainly got the nonebot going!

    Speaking of bots.

  135. egg_ says:

    St Ruth being a Rab z term “of little value stolen from the inebriated”.

  136. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘NSW Plod occasionally make a “high profile” arrest for a personal use amount of Coke that wouldn’t start a party in an old folks home.’

    Dunno. $2 mill worth isn’t Tony Mokbel and his tomato tins, but it’s not chicken feed either.

    According to Seasons Five and Six of Division Four, the informant (‘gig’, if you will) usually gets pinched along with the other crooks prior to release, and the jacks generally try and keep the gig’s name out of it where possible.

    They’ve gone out of their way here to say Wine Boy’s not involved, which may just be prudence on the editors’ parts.

    Look at the villains. They are ‘associates’ of an OMCG, which means they’re still on the outer trying to do enough work and bring enough cash in to be patched up. They’re hired help for the misso’s brother (a Mediterranean gent) and an Asian dude from somewhere else.

    There’ll be more to this that’s not released, and any commentary is just speculation. Don’t reckon MacGill’s a gig though, just a fuckwit.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Got a hot sister?

    Actually it ain’t good. Local Mr Magpie has two mates – his daughters. During the last two seasons one sister has not had any nesting success and the other has had only one chick each season. The first one was pretty healthy but was blind in one eye and short sighted in the other. Doubt he’s survived. The chick from this year seems quite OK though, so it must’ve rolled well on its DNA diceroll.

    Shorter Mendel: don’t do it. You just produce screwy genetics.

  138. miltonf says:

    When Clinton wears her hair like a 21yo she reminds my of the drunks you used to see in the bus stop in Eddy Ave near Central stn.

  139. bespoke says:

    err lack of scale has always been a trait of frightbatts until now but thanks for reminding me when you started showing signs of cracking.

  140. miltonf says:

    Lord Hague, who posed as a strong eurosceptic during his time as Tory leader in the late ’90s and early ’00s but campaigned against Brexit when a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU was finally granted in 2016, said nothing to challenge Mrs Clinton’s assertion’s concerning Russian interference, despite an extensive parliamentary investigation to possible Russian involvement in Brexit turning up very little of substance
    Another phony gives himself away

  141. egg_ says:

    I note that Mischa’s Porsche GT3 RS Nürburgring fast lap upthread was in an auto (Ferrari are 100% auto).

    Porsche 911 GT3 RS Transmission
    In previous examples, Porsche vehicles afford you the choice between a manual or an automatic transmission. Known as TipTronic, the Porsche automatic transmission was inefficient and heavy. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is a somewhat unexpected inclusion as many track-focused vehicle designers opt for sequential gearboxes.

    In recent years, however, many top sports car manufacturers have begun to opt for dual and semi-automatic transmissions over the conventional manual renditions to provide smoother acceleration. A dual-clutch transmission, like the PDK, is also better equipped to handle the screaming RPMs found in these high-performance vehicles. PDK literally stands for Porsche Double Coupling or dual-clutch. Even and odd-numbered gears have their own clutch, so shifting is faster than any human.

    Those that long for three pedals will realize the convenience of shifting with the paddles. Before each gear shift, the next gear is already engaged on the free-wheeling input shaft. So in less than 10 milliseconds one clutch releases, the throttle drops to the new rpm, and the other clutch engages. In a twinkling of an eye your journey continues.

  142. miltonf says:

    Interesting too to see the old thief and mutton dressed up as lamb making nice with the Carters. Says a lot about Jimmy Carter. I used to think he was ok- how wrong I was.

  143. Rorschach says:

    Shy Ted says:
    May 7, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Surely the MSM can’t ignore 700 gigatons?

    Not sure if that is the case: Rutgers shows little deviation from normal

    https://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_daily.php?ui_year=2021&ui_day=125&ui_set=2

    https://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_vis.php?ui_year=2021&ui_month=4&ui_set=2

    But even with no deviation from normal, the sea level is still rising. [Wonder if anyone will ask where all that water is coming from…?]

    https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/

  144. feelthebern says:

    How’s WA today Cats?
    At over $US200/t, McGowan would be walking around with a mighty erection.

  145. egg_ says:

    bespoke says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Do you come here often, or just odd sock days?

  146. Rex Anger says:

    At over $US200/t, McGowan would be walking around with a mighty erection.

    So that’s why no more muzzles from midnight…

  147. egg_ says:

    lack of scale

    Sounds like a numerical bent.

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    How’s WA today Cats?
    At over $US200/t, McGowan would be walking around with a mighty erection.

    Still trying to work out how much longer we need masks?

  149. Struth says:

    Good Moaning.
    I’m living in heads here because egos have been bruised that can’t handle being destroyed by facts.
    I don’t give a fuck if I live in your heads or not, but the last twenty four hours of posting, and just above continuing, is very sad.
    No wonder Arky has the shits.
    A bloke can’t come on here and argue his point and win?
    All must agree or risk what?
    Being called names by fuckwits?

    And as for being hit, or handed my arse …spare me.
    FMD.
    You are nowhere near up to the task, so don’t delude yourselves.
    The last 24 hrs have shown you to be the butt hurt children you are.

    Facts…..I know you don’t like them , but here they are.
    When I am wrong, I admit it.
    I, along time ago, said I was wrong about the supply chain.
    If people had been consuming like usual, I would not have been, but I didn’t take into consideration the fact people were actually imprisoned in their homes in their millions and what effect that would have on consumption.
    It has never happened in the history of the world before.
    But I was still wrong and admitted it.
    Years ago I said if gays want to get married, who cares.
    Wiser cats brought me around to why it was very wrong to think like that, with the flow on effects it would have.
    I have often stated here, I was wrong about that.

    A man should admit when he is wrong and not get all but hurt.
    You argue your point hard, and if you are wrong, man up and admit it.
    Did you read that Rex?
    You said the rail wasn’t subsidised and blovated about it.
    Tel destroyed you but instead of manning up, you have been out to destroy the messenger, using a “Frank (the chaser boys) style”.
    Uni prat style.
    Frank’s style shows a complete lack of real self confidence.
    I don’t mind people having no self confidence, but his crappy, lying sarcastic style will be called out when he tries it on me.
    It always has been.
    He hates the fact the lower classes, in his eyes, dare speak up.
    Especially truckies (he had a run in with one, don’t you know)
    who have his number and destroy him, well, that just keeps him going here twenty four seven.’
    Serious psychological issues, which I am button pushing to bring to the surface.

    Now JC.
    You know I have always been my own man, so I’m a little disappointed in your observation regarding MV.
    No one, not even you, has had the torrid, hate filled arguments, I have had with MV, over many things.
    His we’re all liberal voters bullshit and how he embarrassed himself with that crazy woman caused us to have quite heated exchanges.

    However, he had lost his wife and so in having those exchanges I hoped to bring him around.
    Wake up to himself.
    People who really care about others just don’t stay silent.
    I learned on the convoy that if you only protest with those that think exactly like you, you’ll be pretty lonely, and so we speak again, and I feel he is not completely himself yet, but he’s an old bloke, who lost his missus, and I give him a pass on some shit.

    But Notafan will always get my wrath.
    A big mouth is a big mouth, and her lack of ethics and courage, her insanity when this coup d’etat started, which continues, the names she called those who disagreed with this tyranny, and her inability, like many here, to admit when they were wrong, and move on, means there will be no let up.
    Male of female, it makes no difference.
    And neither it should.
    If it’s being misogynist as Frank suggests, to call her out on her dismal performance, so be it.

    What we are seeing on these pages are a lot of aloof twats who seriously get their noses out of joint when their lack of character and wrongology is exposed, and confronted.
    It keeps them boo hooing twenty four seven.
    But that’s only a few here, and they may be non stop, but the rest are great.

    Hope you are feeling better Liz.

  150. feelthebern says:

    LOL, mother lode.
    Imagine what a Young Ones reboot would look like today.

  151. bespoke says:

    🤣….,…

  152. bespoke says:

    Dame, out by that much.

  153. Rex Anger says:

    Ah…

    A daily denunciation from demonstrated right-winger Kim Jong-Struth.

    You’re late! AND you still haven’t proven your conceit.

    Struth, unpersoning me is one thing. I DEMAND EXECUTION BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS!

    Otherwise, you don’t believe in Freedom…

  154. feelthebern says:

    What is it about British comedy that you can watch dozens of shows 20,30 years later and they are still funny.
    Ex Seinfeld, Curb & the first 3 seasons of Arrested Development, I can’t think of another US comedy that I could re-watch.
    Maybe a little bit of the Parks & Rec that were Ron Swanson centred episodes.
    But that’s it.
    The Brits have dozens.

  155. Top Ender says:

    Thanks for the “countrymen” explanation, Knuckles.

    Another new PC term to keep up with.

  156. Dr Faustus says:

    The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun

    If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don’t be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands.

    Israel spent last week telling the Biden Administration that it really, really doesn’t want Iran as a nuclear-armed state.

    On the other hand, Biden’s puppeteers would really, really like a headline Trump Policy Reversal Victory – like, before the 2022 Mid-Terms.

    US weighs unfreezing $1 billion in Iranian funds

    The Biden administration is weighing unfreezing $1 billion in Iranian funds that the country could use for humanitarian relief, amid the negotiations for the US to reenter the 2015 nuclear deal and bring Iran back into compliance with its terms.

    Not a popcorn moment.

  157. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Hairy onto our local Fed MP about no exemption from mask wearing in gyms. His gym can’t get thru to get a verdict, scared of being shut down, so masks on. Hairy FURIOUS. Checking his CO2 levels and threatening to sue!

    Emails to his beloved smack addict in hospital re it all. lol

  158. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Thanks for the “countrymen” explanation, Knuckles.’

    Every time I hear that term it reminds of Ian Chappell in The 12th Man:

    ‘Friends, xunts, Romanrymen, lend me your ears’

  159. Bruce in WA says:

    Rex Anger says:
    Faulty is measured in Cubits

    Heheh.

    A bigger Man than the rest of us all…

    #Innuendo

    Isn’t that an Italian suppository?

  160. shatterzzz says:

    Gotta luv the Oz post system .. bought two items early last week .. one from England the other from Sydney (I live in Sydney) .. the UK one turned up yesterday (via Melbourne sorting) .. the Sydney (with tracking) states it’s still at Chullora sorting .. been there since 3 May …….

  161. Farmer Gez says:

    Shy Ted says:
    May 7, 2021 at 10:30 am
    Victoria’ Secret for farmers?

    You bugger, I thought a few buxom milkmaids might be on show.
    I’ve had a bit of a problem with the rubber products this morning. We’ve got a seed dressing applicator with a pump. The nuf nuf who put it together pinched the diaphragm between the body and the head, causing it to slowly split open and finally rupture.
    We’ve all been there.

  162. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Astonishingly good gold grades in the Pilbara and goldfields in recent weeks/months. None of mine, of course, but all the “neighbours”.

    Trust but verify.

    “Salting” samples is not unknown in marginal gold country.

  163. Rex Anger says:

    #Innuendo

    Isn’t that an Italian suppository?

    The very best…

  164. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    We are next to Maternity in here in the Surgical Ward. Lovely to see some newly-baked bubs being nursed for a walk in the corridors.

    Places of birth and death. My bro died in this place’s ICU last September.

    The food is hospital fare pretending posh. Still terrible, they are better at the jelly and custard routines, their pannacotta tasted of powdered milk. Morning tea a treat though, fresh baked scones, jam and cream. Delish! They do a sort of Asian menu, best of the range is roasts (not real roasts) or pastas, so I mostly selected Asian. Eg is tasteless chopped poached chicken placed at last minute in jar of green curry sauce served with overdone long white rice. Tonight is Asian Dumplings. I am hoping to escape today and avoid those. If Hairy still lives post-axphixiation to come and get me.

  165. sfw says:

    Bits of Barney Miller are ok still. South Park oldies can be good.
    I’ve just watched most of the Callan series that the poms made in the late 60’s early 70’s still is very good. Caught up on Steptoe and Son, Danger Man, The Prisoner, still a few other shows that I wasn’t allowed to watch when I was young because Mum and Dad thought they were unsuitable or they just didn’t like them.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I DEMAND EXECUTION BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS!

    Here you go Rex.

    South Carolina House Adds Firing Squad to Execution Methods (6 May)

    Of course travelling to SC might be difficult. Quite likely you’d die of bat crud before you ever get there, it’s so heinously deadly and all. I wonder if they’d make you wear a facemask for your health while they were executing you?

  167. win says:

    ABC 23 is educating on fake news featuring Donald Trump and the American election ballots. Directed by Sara Larsen Copy Right Australian Broadcasting.

  168. Mother Lode says:

    I have been re-watching Black Adder.

    It is impossible to imagine any comedy in Australia having such a tight and witty script.

  169. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    May 7, 2021 at 10:16 am

    ‘Informant.
    Zero doubt.’

    I’m running with self-important and out of his depth, top-coated with ‘You may remember me from the telly’.

    Oh, he is definitely an informant now.

  170. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Maybe a little bit of the Parks & Rec that were Ron Swanson centred episodes.
    But that’s it.

    I’m now half way through watching that series. Leans left, but it’s very good.

  171. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Oh, he is definitely an informant now.’

    Haha.

    Squealy MacGill. Sang like a boid.

  172. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    May 7, 2021 at 10:26 am

    ‘NSW Plod occasionally make a “high profile” arrest for a personal use amount of Coke that wouldn’t start a party in an old folks home.’

    Dunno. $2 mill worth isn’t Tony Mokbel and his tomato tins, but it’s not chicken feed either.

    Ah, no, I wasn’t talking about Magiller’s “assocoates”.
    I was talking about a raid by eight coppers on an obvious target with a miniscule amount (which 100 other people in the pub would have on them).

  173. areff says:

    I have a soft spot for Bushell’s Coffee Essence, which was our grandparents’ notion of instant coffee.

    https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/content/media/38/379438-small.jpg

  174. Speedbox says:

    sfw says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:14 am
    ….Steptoe and Son….

    Where/how do you watch that?

  175. miltonf says:

    My Nana went for Maxwell House.

  176. Old Lefty says:

    The new archbishop of that allegedly white supremacist organisation, the Anglican archdiocese of Sydney, is Kanishka Raffel. There will be great confusion at Parkdale Secondary and the ABC.

  177. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Hairy threatening to sue Gladys, not the gym. Emailing State not Fed MP. Keeping him busy while I am away.

  178. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Ah righto.

    The smart-arse TV bloke.

  179. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Labour got spanked like a recalcitrant mule in the British council elections.

  180. Rex Anger says:

    Here you go Rex.

    South Carolina House Adds Firing Squad to Execution Methods (6 May)

    Of course travelling to SC might be difficult. Quite likely you’d die of bat crud before you ever get there, it’s so heinously deadly and all. I wonder if they’d make you wear a facemask for your health while they were executing you?

    Heheh…

  181. mh says:

    Mother Lode says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:17 am
    I have been re-watching Black Adder.

    It is impossible to imagine any comedy in Australia having such a tight and witty script.

    First series is by far the best.
    Someone pointed out to me that it wasn’t written by Ben Elton.

  182. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I put Anglican on my hospital form just to keep the numbers up. Was baptised C of E long ago in the Dark Ages but went modern for hospital. Haven’t received any spiritual visitor yet. Shame. Was going to ask some pointed questions about why the King James Bible and Book of Common Prayer were dumped. My heritage and all that.

  183. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Ben Elton used to be quite funny.

    Moving to Australia and becoming a climate harpy ruined him.

  184. 1735099 says:

    Untruths about what happened

    The main point he seemed to be making was the difference in treatment he received before during and after enlistment.
    His status prior to the referendum is incidental, but he would have not have been recognised as a citizen, nor have been able to hold a British passport prior to that.
    There may have been a bit of poetic licence employed in referring to himself as flora and/or fauna, but what was the actual status of people identifying as indigenous before the referendum?
    Your criticism is based on the fact that he has a politically inconvenient view of his service, at variance with the prevailing mythology.

  185. feelthebern says:

    I wish I owned a palladium mine.
    I was up all night reading conspiracy theories re EV’s, ICE, and the nuclear industry.

  186. Rex Anger says:

    The main point he seemed to be making was the difference in treatment he received before during and after enlistment.

    Using a 40-year old racial separatist meme inadvertebtly debunked by its own chief spruiker.

    Whoops…

    (Just as well the Left has no shame- Collaborator Bob would have no co-ideologists left after the massive spontaneous combustion that would have occurred the day the ABC put out that ‘Fact Check…’)

  187. bespoke says:

    Bobs supervisor must be lurking. Trying to sound reasonable while still evasive.

  188. Rex Anger says:

    Your criticism is based on the fact that he has a politically inconvenient view of his service, at variance with the prevailing mythology.

    Collaborator Bob, you hereby stand accused of wasting valuable Cattle Feed on your ideological Strawmen.

    There are starving Comrade stock animals that could have survived to at least the next Ration Day on what you have clumsily gaffa-taped together here.

    Report to your nearest Commissar for Miata Confiscation.

  189. Mother Lode says:

    Apparently the British armed forces took Black Adder Goes Fourth to heart, and used references for the show for while in the first Gulf War.

    I think there was a time when just about every regimental goat(?) was called Baldrick.

  190. Rex Anger says:

    Moving to Australia and becoming a climate harpy ruined him.

    He lives on the same side of the River as Tim Minchin.

    F’in Northerners…

  191. notafan says:

    Oh lol.

    Another denunciation epitaph.

  192. Rex Anger says:

    Apparently the British armed forces took Black Adder Goes Fourth to heart, and used references for the show for while in the first Gulf War.

    I reckon they got a fair amount of the absurdity of soldiering just right.

    Even for a pack of outsiders.

    (The Speckled Jim episode was utterly hilarious. Ditto the reappearance of Lord FlashHeart)

  193. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘The main point he seemed to be making was the difference in treatment he received before during and after enlistment.’

    Well it’s a very poorly made point – if that’s what it is – because the bloke was quite specific in certain details.

    A bit like someone else who, when cornered on details he provided in support of an argument retreated into the very grey/beige ‘but my point was’.

    Going to go here with deliberate bullshit, hoping nobody in his ideologically captive audience would notice.

  194. Dr Faustus says:

    Labour got spanked like a recalcitrant mule in the British council elections.

    Labour is certainly being punished across the board in the local government elections. But the big gains to the Conservatives seem to be local swings from former UKIP and LibDem voters.

    The Hartlepool by-election is all over the place and in Scotland the count is delayed by the Rona and snow.

  195. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Lord FlashHeart.

    The greatest Briton in history.

    ‘Captain Darling? Funny name for a guy isn’t it? Last person I called darling was pregnant twenty seconds later!’

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    but what was the actual status of people identifying as indigenous before the referendum?

    The same status as any other Australians -before 1949, everyone born in Australia were “British subjects”, after 1949, everyone born in Australia, regardless of race or color, became, simultaneously a British subject and an Australian citizen.

  197. incoherent rambler says:

    I have a soft spot for Bushell’s Coffee Essence…

    Helpful to know that Areff has 7 sugars and cream with his coffee.

  198. feelthebern says:

    Nothing beats a Starbucks Grande Vanilla Latte.
    It’s not coffee.
    But for a bucket of slop, it goes alright.

  199. Rex Anger says:

    Oh lol.

    Another denunciation epitaph.

    Notafan, I am most proud to share a plinth with you and Frank on Struth’s Pantheon of People I Don’t Like Because They Disagreed With Me.

    (Though I confess that I feel somewhat lesser than most- Struth has hidden behind a single input on an unrelated from a Third Party to proclaim my wrongness. You other Titans actually argued him to a stand. 😔).

  200. notafan says:

    One might see an issue with paying ‘unemployment benefits’ to people living traditional Hunter gatherer lifestyles, ie not actually unemployed

    1999 article on Aboriginal access to social security

  201. sfw says:

    Speedbox, all these and much more are on youtube. Just search for them and they’ll appear. Trouble is that some of those who post them put up unwatchable, poor quality ones. When you find ones you like look for who put them up and see what else they have. Our dod box lets me watch youtube on the TV and search etc from the remote, a little cumbersome but ok. There’s lots of audiobooks too. I was listening to Arthur Upfields Boney books but it looks like they’ve been taken down.

  202. sfw says:

    I’d be lucky to watch 10 minutes of FTA a week now. Not that I’m a big TV watcher maybe an hour or two max a day.

  203. Zyconoclast says:

    Biden Coronavirus Relief Prioritizes Funds for Non-White Business Owners

    The Biden administration is defining businesses owned by “socially and economically disadvantaged” individuals as those who are:

    Part of an “economically disadvantaged Indian tribe”
    “Subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias”
    Black American
    Hispanic American
    Native American, including Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian
    Asian Pacific American
    Subcontinent Asian American

  204. notafan says:

    Good for you Rex if you read the entire spray.

    All these years I mostly just skim and lolnote the keyname

  205. sfw says:

    KD agree 100%, Lord Flashheart was a stroke of genius. Loved it when he rescued Blackadder from the Germans.

  206. Steve trickler says:

    Infidel Tiger King says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:35 am
    Ben Elton used to be quite funny.

    Moving to Australia and becoming a climate harpy ruined him.

    I’d say moving to Fremantle, confirmed he was filth from the get go. A lovely place, that was rundown by filth, and is still occupied by filth.

    A perfect match.

  207. Zyconoclast says:

    How Critical Race Theory captured the Church

    “I’m ashamed of our history and I’m ashamed of our failure. There is no doubt when we look at our own Church that we are still deeply institutionally racist.” This was Archbishop Justin Welby’s shocking confession last year at the General Synod. He swore to eradicate racism and set up a task force to investigate further.

    According to the report that I saw, the church’s “existing foundations and principle theological frameworks entrench racial prejudice and white normativity across the church’s traditions and its doctrinal teachings”. Its “systemic and structural racism … derives its legitimation from certain theological foundations” which must be “redressed”. These foundations are “Eurocentrism, Christendom (sic) and White normativity”. They form “underlying theological assumptions” and “a prejudicial theological value system” that shapes “racial prejudice” in the “official teachings of the church”, perpetuated by “predominantly white male theological perspectives and forms of knowledge”. Its theology must be “decolonized”.

  208. notafan says:

    Oh
    I think its

    People I don’t like because they DARED disagree with me’

    I remember the Alice Spring war.

    19th entrepreneurs didn’t turn the Alice into another Melbourne Sydney sbut if the wicked socialists just built a handy Hoover and the Mafia opened half a dozen casinos it couldawouldashoulda become Australia’s answer to Last Vegas.

  209. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Lord Flasheart : Mind if I use your phone? If word gets out I’m missing, five hundred girls will kill themselves. And I wouldn’t want them on my conscience, not when they ought to be on my *face*! Hello? Cancel the state funeral, tell the king to stop blubbing, Flash is not dead! I simply ran out of juice! And before five hundred girls all go ‘oh, what’s the point in living any more?’ I’m talking about petrol! Woof! Send someone along to pick me up. General Melchett’s driver will do, she hangs round with a big knob so she’ll be used to a fellow like me. Woof!’

    ‘Captain Blackadder : Look, do you think you could make your obscene phone call somewhere else?’

    ‘Lord Flasheart : No, not in half an hour you rubber desk-johnny! Send the bitch with the wheels right now or I’ll fly back home and give your wife something to hang her towels on!’

    ‘Lord Flasheart : [hangs up] Right! Let’s dig out your best booze and talk about me till the car comes!’

    That’s yer benchmark Szubanski, you porky sad faux-lesbian activist.

  210. Pedantic triggering!

    Arthur Upfields Boney books

    Arthur Upfield’s Bony books.
    He got ‘improved’ to Boney for the 1970s TV series.

    Presumably coz people who’d ruined their brains by watching the idiot box were too dumb to pronounce ‘Bony’ unless they had lotsa phonetic clues.

  211. incoherent rambler says:

    didn’t turn the Alice into another Melbourne…

    Aw, I dunno. The outskirts of both Alice and Melbourne both smell of shit, look like shit, feel like shit, ..,

  212. bespoke says:

    notafan says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:53 am
    sbs from 2014 ‘myths persist about the 1967 referendum.

    Show how strange this is. Them ‘progressives’ using a struggle to receive wide recognition as Australian citizens to justify a push for segregation.

  213. Zyconoclast says:

    U.S. supports Ukraine against ‘reckless’ Russian moves – Blinken

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday Washington could increase security assistance for Ukraine after what he called Russia’s “reckless and aggressive” actions in massing troops near the Ukrainian border.

  214. Rex Anger says:

    Lord Flasheart :

    *BANG!*

    ‘WHAT A POUFF!’

    ‘RIGHT! As the Bishop said to the Netball Team, Let’s go, chaps!’

  215. Speedbox says:

    sfw says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:59 am

    I’d be lucky to watch 10 minutes of FTA a week now….

    Thanks. I thought you may have some secret streaming device.

    Agree about FTA. It is soooo annoying. One can easily identify why it is called ‘commercial TV’. As for the news services, they are just….indescribable. (With the possible exception of SBS news on some days).

  216. Rex Anger says:

    Show how strange this is. Them ‘progressives’ using a struggle to receive wide recognition as Australian citizens to justify a push for segregation.

    Nothing strange here.

    Just The Cause in action…

  217. win says:

    Now on the ABC kids 22 . Dreary monotone cartoon singers who used to sing about vegetables are now on to social change with ” little boys who live in a two Mum Family.

  218. Boambee John says:

    areff

    areff says:
    May 7, 2021 at 11:24 am
    I have a soft spot for Bushell’s Coffee Essence, which was our grandparents’ notion of instant coffee.

    Do you remember coffee and chicory? Thick dark liquid with a strong taste.

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Jarryd Hayne launches appeal

    Steve Zemek
    NCA NewsWire
    An hour ago May 7, 2021

    Convicted sex offender and fallen NRL star Jarryd Hayne has launched an appeal against his rope conviction.

    The 33-year-old was sentenced on Thursday to five years and nine months in prison by District Court Judge Helen Syme after being found guilty of two charges of sexual assault.

    A jury found him guilty of two counts of sexual assault of a then 26-year-old woman inside her Newcastle home in September, 2018.

    After a jury in March found him guilty, Hayne flagged his intention to appeal his conviction.

    “I’ll definitely appeal,” he said at the time.

    During a sentencing hearing at the Newcastle District Court on Thursday, Hayne continued to profess his innocence.

    “I didn’t do it,” he said.

    Hayne’s lawyers on Friday, lodged paperwork in the Court of Appeal.

    A spokesperson for the courts confirmed Hayne’s legal team had filed a notice of intention to appeal in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

  220. Boambee John says:

    His status prior to the referendum is incidental, but he would have not have been recognised as a citizen, nor have been able to hold a British passport prior to that.
    There may have been a bit of poetic licence employed in referring to himself as flora and/or fauna, but what was the actual status of people identifying as indigenous before the referendum?

    British subject, like the rest of us?

  221. areff says:

    The same stuff, Boambee.

  222. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    This was Archbishop Justin Welby’s shocking confession

    He’s a climate bedwetter too. Sadly the Anglican denomination is such a broad church now that some bits have fallen off entirely.

  223. Roger says:

    According to the report that I saw, the church’s “existing foundations and principle theological frameworks entrench racial prejudice and white normativity across the church’s traditions and its doctrinal teachings”.

    Well, it is the Church of England.

    Its theology must be “decolonized”.

    Best ask the West Indian grandmas who keep inner city parishes open what they think of that first. They seem quite happy with the CofE as it is.

  224. H B Bear says:

    Do you remember coffee and chicory? Thick dark liquid with a strong taste.

    There is quite a famous constitutional law case about chicory (struth would be familiar with it). I still don’t know what the stuff is, or much constitutional law for that matter.

  225. sfw says:

    Salv, picking on me for spelling etc? It’s hard on a tiny phone while your mowing.

  226. H B Bear says:

    Now on the ABC kids 22 . Dreary monotone cartoon singers who used to sing about vegetables are now on to social change with ” little boys who live in a two Mum Family.

    Those two Mum families know all about putting the vegetables (or close substitutes) to good use.

  227. calli says:

    Welby ought to check out White Supremacy in Sydney and remove his stupid hair shirt.

  228. Salv, picking on me for spelling etc? It’s hard on a tiny phone while your mowing.

    Misspelling Arthur Upfield is akin to lese majeste.
    Your crime is a serious one & is not one to be shrugged off.

  229. calli says:

    If Welby honestly believed the church he represents is institutionally racist, then he should resign his commission in protest and hand over the keys to Lambeth Palace to an African bishop.

  230. sfw says:

    I didn’t mispell Arthur Upfield, just forgot the apostrophe, as for Boney well you’re sort of right, the book character was spelled Bony but the TV series was Boney. Seeing as I have all the books and have read them more than once over the years I should have perhaps used Bony. I like them not so much for the plots which tend towards the ridiculous at times but for the images of the bush and its people as they once were.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boney_(TV_series)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bony_(character)

  231. Roger says:

    If Welby honestly believed the church he represents is institutionally racist, then he should resign his commission in protest and hand over the keys to Lambeth Palace to an African bishop.

    Oh no…he’s got such a big head he’s going to attempt to fix it.

    Whatever it is.

  232. miltonf says:

    Was a smart move by the Anglican Church in Aus to go its own way.

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    I like them not so much for the plots which tend towards the ridiculous at times but for the images of the bush and its people as they once were.

    You would know the story behind “The Sands of Windee” then? My grandfather was farming on the Rabbit Proof Fence at the time of those murders. “Snowy Rowles? Great young bloke, do anything for you!”

  234. sfw says:

    Zulu, yep, good background story and good novel. Nobody could describe the bush as good as Upfield.

  235. sfw says:

    The plots became a little more incredible with each novel, but that’s ok, it happens to most successful authors.

  236. Terry Pedersen says:

    Nothing beats a Starbucks Grande Vanilla Latte.
    It’s not coffee.

    Ah, the Blonde Vanilla Latte is not for me. I prefer a Mocha (pronounced Mow-ka) or a Skim Capuccino at the Key Largo Starbucks.

  237. sfw, are you saying you like the TV series (starring a New Zealander as the greatest Australian detective ever) or the books, for the images of the bush & the people?

  238. Old School Conservative says:

    Totally off all topics here, but the Northern Beaches of Sinney are being pounded by a huge surf.

    Watching a lone boardrider catching the Queenscliff bombora is quite an exciting moment. Another bloke carving up rights at the Bower too. Outstanding.

  239. Rex Anger says:

    Seven Periods With Mr. Gormsby is the best Antipodean television produced outside of Railroad Australia or Bluey.

    Change my mind.

  240. sfw says:

    No Salv, never, it was atrocious, just must have been on my mind, don’t know why. Although a couple of months ago the TV show came up in my youtube suggestions and I watched a bit of a couple of episodes. It was pretty bad but it used a lot of real aborigines and some classic aussie actors as well. If you have five minutes to waste have a look at a couple.

  241. Leigh Lowe says:

    This one KD.
    Peter Fegan of Channel Stokes.
    I don’t think he had a barrow-load on him, and I reckon 93.1% of the people at the TeeVee party would have had a tiny bag of castor sugar in their purses / manbags.

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