Open Forum: May 15, 2021

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  1. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Phil Adams on ABC RN currently waxing lyrical about the 65,000yr history of Aboriginal design & engineering behind the boomerang with couple of indig experts.

    A prototype of Concorde no less.

  2. Roger says:

    Also, to the best of my knowledge, doesn’t the Constitution limit the right to enter into a valid treaty to the Commonwealth?

    The Constitution, quite correctly, places treaties under the head of External Powers.

    Its authors could not have comprehended the notion of Australian governments making treaties with their own citizens. It’s a nonsense.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    On no account have a cup of tea with Peter Foster:

    Peter Foster? Wasn’t he supposed to have been dancing the honeymoon hornpipe with Samantha Fox?

  4. Nick says:

    egg_ says:
    May 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
    So your plan was to bludgeon the blog into submission with the sheer volume of stupid snark filled crap?

    The cardigans’ M.O.

    Is Nick on the Sydney Cats email distribution list?

    If so, I’ll see if I can identify the tosser.

    Probably the bowtie who never shows as he has to feed his mother’s cat.

    Note to Sydney Cats, your details aren’t safe.

  5. Rex Anger says:

    How did you go?

    ..
    Shit.
    Absolutely butchered a seal.
    Need to reload and rethink.

    That’s a bugger.

    Differential?

  6. Boambee John says:

    Delta A says:
    May 21, 2021 at 7:22 pm
    A last good cheer for the night.

    Wonderful to hear Delta.

    I suppose you had no trouble keeping your chin up during the cooking?

  7. 132andBush says:

    Good stuff, Delta.

    Could you bung my plate in the warming drawer please?
    I’ll be back late (again)
    Ta.

  8. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Is Nick on the Sydney Cats email distribution list?

    If so, I’ll see if I can identify the tosser.’

    Granted, the egg_roomba is a terrible detective – as evidenced by his love for partisan channel-clickbait ‘documentaries’, combined with routinely cobbling together random statements from people over time and attributing them to others before embarking on embarrassing failed join-the-dots adventures.

    But from someone who continues to boast of the Cats he knows IRL – as Nick says, your details are probably not safe if you’re in Harbour Bridge country.

  9. old bloke says:

    Is the Cat extra slow tonight, or am I just too fast?

    The alternative above is highly improbable.

  10. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Hamsters ho!

  11. Rockdoctor says:

    Is the Cat extra slow tonight, or am I just too fast?

    Not your imagination and I am lurking multiple threads till now…

  12. Leigh Lowe says:

    What about other sites.
    My ANZ share-trading and NAB banking sites are also falling over before completing transactions/queries.

  13. Zyconoclast says:

    2022 GMC Hummer EV will tip the scales at more than 4100kg – report

    The upcoming all-electric 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pick-up will tip the scales at a whopping 4.13 metric tonnes – or 4130kg – when it comes onto the US market in 2022, according to a new report from GMTrucks.com.

    For reference, the 2021 Ford Ranger dual-cab ute weighs considerably less than half that at ‘just’ 1866kg, while the Hummer H3 – which became an icon of superfluous American excess when it launched in 2005 – weighs approximately 2100kg.

    It’s expected the bulk of the electric vehicle’s mass will come from its mammoth 200kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is four times the size of that in standard Tesla Model 3 (50kWh). However, despite this huge power supply, the Hummer’s size and aerodynamic inefficiency means it will only get a slightly longer range than the Tesla (560 kilometres to the Model 3’s 508km).

    The next-generation off-roader – which will also be offered as an SUV – was unveiled in 2020 as General Motors’ flagship electric vehicle.

    In top spec guise, it sends a combined 735kW/2033Nm to the road via a trio of motors (two at the rear and one on the front axle). This allows the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint to be completed in a claimed 3.0 seconds.

    The maximum Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) permitted on a standard driving licence in Australia is 4500kg – therefore, if it were to make its way Down Under, a Hummer EV carrying more than 370kg would require a truck licence.

  14. bespoke says:

    Could you bung my plate in the warming drawer please?

    Is that what for, I thought it boot warmer.

  15. H B Bear says:

    Only HB Bear and other wheelchair bound Cats will understand what it’s like crashing around a kitchen, being splashed in the face when frying off, aching from holding arms up high to stir, stretching – huge stretching – to reach pans and ingredient from cupboards.

    Thanks Delta, however I should correct the record. I am lucky enough to use a 4 wheeled walker indoors (recently brought into disrepute by a high profile Hollywood r a p i s t). It is a great relief to be on my feet at the usual human height with much greater mobility than when in the wheelchair. I can confirm Delta’s observations on the difficulties of life at sitting level regardless of what changes are made to the work environment. My cooking efforts are more hampered by poor fine motor skills in my left hand and having to concentrate on just staying upright. It doesn’t matter much as my limited swallowing strength restricts what I can eat and drink anyway. Luckily my cognitive functions are largely OK – although some would argue otherwise.

  16. Leigh Lowe says:

    But from someone who continues to boast of the Cats he knows IRL – as Nick says, your details are probably not safe if you’re in Harbour Bridge country.

    KD.
    I think it relates to a Sydney group set up by Spurgeon.
    Worth considering how (ahem) “variable” the old egg_ster can be.
    It may be “Nick” today, but wait until the scrambled egg_ imagines a slight from someone during one of his “chickin man” benders and turns on them (possibly even gets the wrong person).
    How is that new “kinder, gentler” Cat working for you?
    😂😂😀😂

  17. mh says:

    Is Nick on the Sydney Cats email distribution list?

    If so, I’ll see if I can identify the tosser.

    I’m Not Here to Make Friends!

  18. Ed Case says:

    Just on the subject of PETA and Mouse Plagues:
    Put yourself in the barefeet of the average Country Mouse.
    If she could talk, she’d say GrizzleGuts the Subsidy Harvester is the greatest bloke mouse god ever shoveled guts into, although she’d question his sanity for growing 10 million acres of grain.
    Here’s the Moral of the story:
    Why are we growing mouse food when we could be running Cattle or Sheep?

  19. Rosie says:

    Bear

    Will there be improvements in your future?

    I hope there will be.

  20. pete m says:

    Oh dear. Thopught I’d buy a few CAD shares for giggles but thought they were 11 cents each, so ordered $10K worth. My broker emailed me my confirm slip and they are1.1 cents, so now I’m the proud owner of 900,000 penny pincher stocks.

    lol

    If they go to the moon I’ll be laughing for years.

    They can’t go below 1 cent surely????

  21. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘I think it relates to a Sydney group set up by Spurgeon.’

    Ah, I see. Even worse then.

    ‘How is that new “kinder, gentler” Cat working for you?’

    Chocked to the gills with good cheer. I suggest a discussion on circumcision to restore balance.

  22. Nick says:

    Leigh, I wonder what sensible Cats such as Cassie thinks about that sort of deranged, low behaviour ?

  23. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Rotten apples.

    Nearly 1,000 Apple employees sign letter calling on Tim Cook to issue statement supporting Pale stinians (20 May)

    Must be tough when you have literally thousands of woke employees all wanting their pet hates publicized by the CEO. Especially when you say one wrong thing and either the entire rightosphere walks away with their wallets zipped tight or the whole left goes nuts and starts burning your stores down.

    And double especially when your predecessor’s wife, with vast shareholdings, goes uberwoke.

    The ‘New Soros’: Marlow Media Exposé Reveals Immense Secret Power of Tech Heiress Laurene Powell Jobs (19 May)

    Laurene Powell Jobs, whom Vox describes as “one of the world’s most important philanthropists,” is the widow of Apple founder and billionaire computer guru Steve Jobs. She has become a secret superpower behind a vast network of left-wing media outlets, organizations, and politicians. Forbes lists Jobs as one of the ten richest women on earth, with a net worth of around $16 billion, mostly from her family stakes in two of the world’s biggest companies: Apple and Disney.

    Jobs is said to have a “tight” personal relationship with Kamala Harris, who was a California senator before becoming vice president.

    No wonder Kamala got the nod to be the usurper’s running mate.

  24. bespoke says:

    Luckily my cognitive functions are largely OK – although some would argue otherwise.

    Indeed, Bear 😁

  25. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Ed:

    ‘Why are we growing mouse food when we could be running Cattle or Sheep?’

    Also Ed, earlier:

    ‘Not a farmer, but’

  26. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick, after the Furniture Store contact harvesting debacle I sincerely hope anyone who has thrown an email into the mix isn’t using one readily identifiable to their real ID.
    And not using auto “signature blocks” with further identifying details.
    In other words, treat it like you are a girl in Darwin and it is Tinder.

  27. Leigh Lowe says:

    Try making bread out of sausages and grass Dick Ed.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    ‘Why are we growing mouse food when we could be running Cattle or Sheep?’

    Seriously?

  29. Nick says:

    Leigh, it calls into question as you said earlier, ANY Cat that has sent their details, naively to another Cat they haven’t met.

  30. H B Bear says:

    Bear Will there be improvements in your future? I hope there will be.

    We’re now 18 months from the stroke and things seem to be pretty stable but one lady here got off her PEG (stomach feeding tube) after 5 years. Talking to the neurologist he said he had never seen a BP reading that I had when it happened so I’m a bit lucky to be here at all.

  31. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Leigh, it calls into question as you said earlier, ANY Cat that has sent their details, naively to another Cat they haven’t met.’

    Good one _roomba.

    Who’s the ‘tosser’?

  32. Farmer Gez says:

    Ed’s currently in his mouse costume with a back flap for the gerbils.
    Method actor.

  33. H B Bear says:

    ‘Why are we growing mouse food when we could be running Cattle or Sheep?’

    Lucky you used the moron sock for this one.

  34. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    May 21, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    ‘Leigh, it calls into question as you said earlier, ANY Cat that has sent their details, naively to another Cat they haven’t met.’

    Good one _roomba.

    Who’s the ‘tosser’?

    Not surprisingly no-one had a crack at him here.
    I suspect there might be a bit of paddling under the water going on offline.

  35. candy says:

    I’m a bit lucky to be here at all.

    You are sharp as a tack H B Bear and witty. Must be a rarety amongst stroke patients.

  36. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘In other words, treat it like you are a girl in Darwin and it is Tinder.’

    Well.

    I just matched with what looks like a pretty, decent sort in her late thirties. It’s probably Murdoch John Bradley from his cell on a smuggled phone.

    All the mystery’s gone now.

  37. Nick says:

    I suspect there might be a bit of paddling under the water going on offline.

    I don’t think the penny has dropped yet. Wait till it does…

  38. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Wait till it does…’

    You bet. There’ll be some sphincters going 5-cent-50-cent the next time _roomba gets the glass barbie out.

  39. Rosie says:

    I don’t know what to say other than I do hope there are improvements for you.

  40. bespoke says:

    Ok what penny?

  41. Leigh Lowe says:

    I don’t think the penny has dropped yet. Wait till it does…

    You don’t?
    It was a fairly overt threat.
    Seriously, if people can’t join the dots on the implications of that one …

  42. Leigh Lowe says:

    Bespoke.
    See Nick’s blockquote of egg_ at 7:47 above.
    The threat to dox using the Sydney Cat email group.

  43. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ditto Rosie.
    Keep punching Bear.
    Nothing wrong with the grey matter that I can see.

  44. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I’m all right Jack.

    1. Not from Sydney, and thus not part of the group; and
    2. He reckons I’m six different people anyway.

  45. Nick says:

    I’m thinking of dropping the oeuf’s quote each time he posts. Every time.

  46. bespoke says:

    Oh! OK. Didn’t get having direct access at fist.

  47. Arky says:

    The call I put out this morning:
    ..

    Whatever it is you want to say. Today is the day.
    Drown them out. Drown out these dismal blog thought policemen.

    ..
    Asking folks to post.
    Asking lurkers to come out.
    Asking folks to put aside the stupidity of the last year and make this forum that which it always almost reaches, but never quite does. For one single day.
    To not comment on me. Or them. Has been largely ignored.
    It was always a long shot.
    I’ll still be in at times. Still comment probably. still occasionally pull Mr Penis out to give some fool a righteous whack.
    But I have to say they have won. It’s a dismal and pathetic win. But there it is.
    I know I won’t be alone in largely withdrawing from this forum. C.L. writes some good posts.
    See you on there.
    Have at it ladies.

  48. bespoke says:

    first

    🙄

  49. Rex Anger says:

    Ed:

    ‘Why are we growing mouse food when we could be running Cattle or Sheep?’

    Also Ed, earlier:

    ‘Not a farmer, but’

    Time for a Boston Grigs party…

    No Vexation Without Investigation, gypsum-snorter

    #WhiiiiteTeeeeeeeaInTheHarbour

  50. Nick says:

    KD

    “ You don’t need your name in bright lights
    You’re a rock star
    And some thin foil with a glass pipe
    Is your guitar, now yes it is”

  51. Terry Pedersen says:

    And I should correct you Terry. I wasn’t saying Numbers’ comrades were being racist

    Nothing to correct, Bruce. I quoted what you actually said

    .

    And I gave three links each demonstrating examples.

    Yes, and I laughed at those links, gave them the 3 stones treatment they deserve. God is great.

    You’re starting to sound like a noisy miner, Bruce. Making about as much sense, too. You do very poorly when you try to shift the goalposts.

  52. Eyrie says:

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
    May 21, 2021 at 7:23 pm
    Struth, the jab mimics Covid in the mounting of immunity defenses.
    It can hit at the ACE2 cells anywhere in the vascular system during the mounting of immunity, rather like Covid does, but Covid tends to get in first via the airways and from there can move into the bloodstream. Same, same, in other words, but does not go on to get worse as Covid does. Except in very rare instances, which we are seeing.

    Evidence is that the spike protein is pathogenic in itself. So the vax gets your body to make the spike protein. What a great idea.
    You will not know about bad side effects of this vax for some years and what evidence there is for them will be covered up. Count on it.
    The medical profession are whores like climate scientists.
    Do you seriously believe the government gives a shit about you or your welfare? The vax is to get the political idiots out of the corner they have painted themselves into. If they kill lots of people while doing so, THEY DON’T CARE as long as it is deniable. Anything to get re-elected.

  53. H B Bear says:

    Thanks All. Pretty happy not to have a totally immobile arm which is pretty common at our facility. Mainly strokes and MV accidents here. You never know when your number will come up. Curiously, this was the second time I have been put in a wheelchair but fortunately made a full recovery last time. Suspect I won’t be able to again.

  54. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Maybe Arky would come back if there were more Jamiroquai lyrics like that.

  55. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick says:

    May 21, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I’m thinking of dropping the oeuf’s quote each time he posts. Every time.

    Yep.
    Tag team it.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    You do very poorly when you try to shift the goalposts.

    Nope didn’t do that. You should get your vision checked Terry.

    I won’t bother digging up your original comment because the Cat is arthritic and it’s getting late. I answered Numbers concisely and accurately.

  57. bespoke says:

    Lasting a day sticking with one just one of your pronouncements:

    Surprised

    A week:

    Shocked

    A month:

    Then and only then I will take it seriously.

  58. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick.
    FWIW.
    Someone (not oeuf) dropped a random here a couple of weeks ago, asking me how things were in town X or Y, hoping they had guessed my hometown.
    Now it wasn’t a bad guess … based on the trail of breadcrumbs and red herrings I had thrown out.
    But no cigar.
    This came from one who tried more than once to goad me into revealing my ID.

  59. Nick says:

    Leigh, it would seem that it’s possible that nefarious Cats would pretend to be from city X in the hope of accessing a mailing list. Mater isn’t included, he’s too smart and decent to fall for that.

  60. C.L. says:

    Luckily my cognitive functions are largely OK – although some would argue otherwise.

    Nope. They wouldn’t.

  61. Zyconoclast says:

    On 20 April, the Royal Navy’s latest nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine, HMS Anson, emerged from a vast construction hall at Barrow-in-Furness, travelled down a slipway and entered the water. All 7,400 tonnes of it.

    Around 260 miles away in Plymouth, another submarine made its debut that same day. A minnow compared to HMS Anson, this secretive nine-tonne craft may have greater implications for the future of the navy than the £1.3bn nuclear boat.
    MSubs of Plymouth, a specialist in autonomous underwater vehicles, won a £2.5m Ministry of Defence contract to build and test an Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV) that should be able to operate up to 3,000 miles from home for three months.

    The big innovation here is the autonomy. The submarine’s movements and actions will be governed entirely by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  62. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nick, my red-herring drops were simply to throw nosey types off the scent. I have zero interest in being on a mailing list.
    I agree about Mater being both street-smart and honourable.
    Here’s the funny thing.
    One of my “blinds” was pretending I lived in “Sodom” a while ago. Friends had a house there and we visited there enough for me to sound like a local.
    Then Mater offered to lend me a wood-splitter and bring it over to my place.
    Which I had to politely decline on account of I wouldn’t be there.

  63. C.L. says:

    Phil Adams on ABC RN currently waxing lyrical about the 65,000yr history of Aboriginal design & engineering behind the boomerang with couple of indig experts.

    Earlier this month the ABC ran a feature piece on the magic of Aboriginal fire ‘management’. It included this photograph whose caption made me literally laugh out loud.

  64. miltonf says:

    ‘Sodom’ = Melbourne? I thought Sydney was ‘Sodom of the south’

  65. Leigh Lowe says:

    Earlier this month the ABC ran a feature piece on the magic of Aboriginal fire ‘management’.

    It is more likely that fire was used as a weapon by Nation #274 against Nation #275 (downwind).

  66. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘Sodom’ was a town in the Central Highlands with a high ghey population.

  67. miltonf says:

    Oh yes- ok I dig. thanks.

  68. Terry Pedersen says:

    You do very poorly when you try to shift the goalposts.

    Nope didn’t do that. You should get your vision checked Terry.

    I won’t bother digging up your original comment because the Cat is arthritic and it’s getting late. I answered Numbers concisely and accurately.

    Sad, Bruce. Now you’re waffling about the blog being slow to try to cover your arse. Here is what was said in my original comment:

    Terry Pedersen says: May 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Weirdly Numbers’ comrades often accuse people of being racists if they say something about Is lam they don’t like.

    They do? Really? Can’t say I’ve seen that. Cassie uses the “racist” slur against 1735099 every day, and some others use it as a sort of backhanded compliment. But, “Number’ comrades” accusing people of being racists? No. Any proof of this assertion?

  69. Nick says:

    While you may find a cheap “base” rate at the Artisan Hotel on West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, keep in mind electricity is not included. Yep, you’ll need to pay a daily “power surcharge.” Welcome to Sin City.

    This really isn’t a joke…

    The Latest Las Vegas Resort Fee: Daily “Power Surcharge”

    Las Vegas pioneered the resort fee, tacking on resort fees for amenities you think would be included in a stay like use of the swimming pool or TV. At many lower-end properties, these fees can approximate the base rate of a room, effectively doubling the price per night.

    If that is not troubling enough, hotels and resorts in Las Vegas are not required to disclose these fees during initial booking, meaning you often will not see them until the final payment screen, causing frustration and wasted time.

    But one brave hotel in Las Vegas is going beyond the daily resort fee (which of course it is still charging) and adding an additional fee for the use of electricity.

    The Artisan Hotel is located two blocks from Las Vegas Strip near Circus Circus and Sahara. Yes, this “boutique” hotel is now charging guests a daily power surcharge.

    (and no, you cannot opt out of it, just like you cannot opt out of other bogus resort fees)

  70. Dot says:

    Pete m

    Welcome aboard 😏😘🤓🧙✨🚀🌑💎🤲💵💵💵

  71. DrBeauGan says:

    Luckily my cognitive functions are largely OK – although some would argue otherwise.

    Nope. They wouldn’t.

    Not if they can read. You’re one of the wittiest commenters we have, HBB.

  72. Terry Pedersen says:

    And still no proof of your assertion, Bruce.

  73. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I assert that Ricky Slater is dead, as he should be.

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Phil Adams on ABC RN currently waxing lyrical about the 65,000yr history of Aboriginal design & engineering behind the boomerang with couple of indig experts.

    Any mention of the discovery of how to make farting noises, blowing through a hollow log?

  75. FlyingPigs says:

    @Dot and @Pete M

    Goldbugs from Walgett

  76. Mater says:

    One of my “blinds” was pretending I lived in “Sodom” a while ago. Friends had a house there and we visited there enough for me to sound like a local.
    Then Mater offered to lend me a wood-splitter and bring it over to my place.

    I should have twigged when you were splitting Cypress to burn.
    You clearly didn’t respect their/your fireplace!

  77. Dot says:

    Walgett

    Our capital in spirit.

  78. bespoke says:

    Oh! Oden

  79. Dot says:

    Any mention of the discovery of how to make farting noises, blowing through a hollow log?

    If you fart like James Earl Jones singing Old Man River – no, don’t see your GP.

    Get your affairs in order and tell your kids you love them.

  80. Arky says:

    It’s a curious thing really, this blog.
    Mostly anonymous persons, bunkered down, afraid to show their faces. Give their professions. afraid to leave hints as to their hometowns.
    Afraid of being “doxxed”. Afraid that some other poster might say something that smears them by association.
    And yet yearning for someone else to rescue them from this social marxism madness.
    Repeatedly disappointed when time after time after time the people they vote for show some of the same cowardice.
    Strange times.
    Strange days.
    Strange people.
    You want to find me, here I am.
    Not afraid to show my face. Not afraid to say what I think.
    I’m no leader. No ability there I’m afraid. And don’t think that I don’t sometimes wake up in the early hours and worry that I put too much out there.
    Better than going frightened and pathetic to your grave while the world around you goes to shit.
    To quote Platoon: I shit on all of you.

  81. Leigh Lowe says:

    I should have twigged when you were splitting Cypress to burn.
    You clearly didn’t respect their/your fireplace!

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    Fucking funny.
    The bloke who owned the place got the wood cheap.
    Half the price of red gum.
    City born and bred.
    We hand split a bit without him taking any toes off.
    No idea how to set a fire without using half a box of firelighters.
    I said to him, “You might want to leave the screen up”.
    “Why?”
    Spitzen, sparken.
    That, my friend, is why it is cheap.
    I then told him he needed to mix it up a bit if he didn’t want his chimney full of syrup.

  82. FlyingPigs says:

    Our capital in spirit.

    CAD’s in The Capital.

    Who knew.

  83. bespoke says:

    1 hour ffs!

  84. Leigh Lowe says:

    So Arky.
    You thoughts on egg_ trying to establish Nick’s identity using a mailing list provided by Sydney Cats in good faith?

  85. Mark A says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
    May 21, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Watch out mate, God is listening/reading.
    My God.

  86. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Strange times.
    Strange days.
    Strange people.’

    Shut up shut up shut up SHUT UP SHUT UP.

  87. Dot says:

    Better than going frightened and pathetic to your grave while the world around you goes to shit.

    You’re retired. The purpose of anonymity for most is lost on you.

  88. Leigh Lowe says:

    Afraid of being “doxxed”

    This blog uses screen names for a reason.
    The blog owner respects the wishes of individuals to protect their privacy and only exchanges contacts if both parties consent.
    That is the compact we operate under.
    So what of egg_ster offering to try to establish Nick’s identity?

  89. Mater says:

    Nick, my red-herring drops were simply to throw nosey types off the scent.

    So I take it you don’t really knit, and aren’t an avid collector of Patons knitting patterns?
    Well done you. It fitted so well with the Daylesford cover.

  90. Arky says:

    You’re retired. The purpose of anonymity for most is lost on you.

    ..
    How about you man up and say only those things you are willing to defend in person?

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Watch out mate, God is listening/reading.
    My God.

    Pay that one…

  92. Dot says:

    How about you man up and say only those things you are willing to defend in person?

    You’re retired. The purpose of anonymity for most is lost on you.

  93. Arky says:

    You have it backwards.
    I’m in semi retirement because I want to be free.
    I’m not free because I’m retired.

  94. Leigh Lowe says:

    So Arky.
    No answer on the egg_ster threat to try to establish Nick’s identity?
    I think the “noble calls for respect, good cheer and bonhomie” sound a little thin if you don’t give him a whack for that.
    And don’t hide behind “people should come out in the open and speak up”.
    That is bullshit when people ID’s are threatened to be exposed without their consent.
    All of us do that among people we know and trust.
    The issue is that many of us don’t trust a few who frequent this place.
    A view which is vindicated by egg_ster’s threat this morning.

  95. TailgunneR says:

    Lannisters always pay their debts

  96. Dot says:

    I believe you are freer to speak than others who get “cancelled” – celebrities or otherwise; they still need to collect a salary or a wage.

  97. Leigh Lowe says:

    All of us do that among people we know and trust.

    Speak out about stuff we believe in, that is.
    The point is, how does disclosure of identity validate (or invalidate) an opinion which is expressed here?

  98. Arky says:

    I believe you are freer to speak than others who get “cancelled”

    ..
    You are as free as you want to be Dot.
    Don’t think for a second that you can hide from what’s coming if people don’t find some balls and stand up for themselves.

  99. Leigh Lowe says:

    So I take it you don’t really knit, and aren’t an avid collector of Patons knitting patterns?

    Whoa!
    Some stuff is legit.
    I am doing a cable-knit body suit in 8-ply as we speak.

  100. Dot says:

    Karma police, arrest this man
    He talks in maths, he buzzes like a fridge

  101. Leigh Lowe says:

    Hmmm.
    No opinion on doxxing it would seem.
    So that little bit of street theatre this morning was just as suspected.
    Running interference for the dim-bulb sponsor child.

  102. Dot says:

    Damn you Arkwright

    You’re correct nevertheless.

    The difference is I think we were swindled out of rights decades ago. Conservatives tend to (as far as I see it) think this is a particularly recent phenomenon.

    I would say it goes all the way back to even Woodrow Wilson.

  103. Arky says:

    What you are essentially saying Dot, is that you are in a position that relies on the good graces of some marxist fucks who you are afraid might put you out of work.
    I suggest you change that situation as soon as possible.
    Nothing is worth that when there are alternatives.

  104. Terry Pedersen says:

    So Arky.
    You thoughts on egg_ trying to establish Nick’s identity using a mailing list provided by Sydney Cats in good faith?

    You’re not querying the motives of Bruce of Newcastle? He did say a little while back that there is a bug in WordPress that allows him to see the email addresses of Cat commenters. Maybe he should give Sinclair an undertaking not to disclose them.

  105. Steve trickler says:
  106. Dot says:

    What you are essentially saying Dot, is that you are in a position that relies on the good graces of some marxist fucks who you are afraid might put you out of work.

    Correct. Most people are beholden to that because of the trash that is social media, the confluence of the woke MSM and the gullible idiots who actually pay attention to weirdos on Twitter.

    Sad but true.

    I suggest you change that situation as soon as possible.

    I am chief.

    Nothing is worth that when there are alternatives.

    Not yet and they must be made by my own hand.

  107. Arky says:

    No opinion on doxxing it would seem.

    ..
    Happy to discuss anything with you Leigh Lowe.
    In person, over a beer.
    Not here where you are increasingly paranoid and unpleasant.

  108. bespoke says:

    Sure giving some crazed loon your identity is sticking to the ‘man’. LOL!

  109. Leigh Lowe says:

    ..
    Happy to discuss anything with you Leigh Lowe.
    In person, over a beer.
    Not here where you are increasingly paranoid and unpleasant.

    Can there be anything more “unpleasant” here than a threatened doxxing?
    Do you condone it?
    Is it part of a “kinder, gentler, cheery kittens and butterflies” blog?

  110. Leigh Lowe says:

    bespoke says:

    May 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Sure giving some crazed loon your identity is sticking to the ‘man’. LOL!

    So revealing that the question is being dodged.

  111. DrBeauGan says:

    I suggest you change that situation as soon as possible.
    Nothing is worth that when there are alternatives.

    Living in fear or not is a choice.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Watch out mate, God is listening/reading.
    My God.

    I would say that it was seven or eight years ago that I began posting on this blog. God demanded that I post my service record to show that “I wasn’t making stuff up.”

    When other Cats suggested that God post his resume here, to show that HE wasn’t making stuff up, the answer was a roaring silence….

  113. Terry Pedersen says:

    Can there be anything more “unpleasant” here than a threatened doxxing?

    Sure. Threats of physical harm, even death, are sometimes made on blogs.

  114. bespoke says:

    Come on DrBG. Some have families, jobs and lots other considerations. Plus the assumption that people aren’t doing what they can because choose to be anonymous is BS.

  115. Mark A says:

    Terry Pedersen says:
    May 21, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    You’re not querying the motives of Bruce of Newcastle? He did say a little while back that there is a bug in WordPress that allows him to see the email addresses of Cat commenters. Maybe he should give Sinclair an undertaking not to disclose

    Rubbish, didn’t see it but I know it referred to Gravatar and people being sloppy about how to use it.
    Nothing to to do with this blog, be sensible man.

  116. Mitch M. says:

    Evidence is that the spike protein is pathogenic in itself. So the vax gets your body to make the spike protein. What a great idea.

    It only lasts a few days. The vaccine encloses the mRNA in a liposome that splits upon contact with ribosomes. So the transcription time is limited because once exposed the mRNA will degrade. That’s a clever trick. If the spike protein wasn’t pathogenic there would no secondary signal(inflammation) to induce a sufficiently strong immune response.

  117. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rubbish, didn’t see it but I know it referred to Gravatar and people being sloppy about how to use it.
    Nothing to to do with this blog, be sensible man.

    Ah, yes, thanks for the prompt.
    I had a vague memory it wasn’t ID’s but some other issue.

  118. Mark A says:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
    May 21, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I’m only joking, but others have posted about both individual aborigines and aborigines in general in far more scathing terms than you did and not being picked on.

    True I don’t read half the posts either so I guess he could’ve missed them.

    Have tipple of your fav. ZK2A.
    I am surely going to after work.

  119. Mitch M. says:

    Whoops …

    The inflammation is secondary to either DAMP(damage associated molecular pattern) or PAMP(pathogen associated molecular pattern) both of which initiate inflammation.

  120. Leigh Lowe says:

    bespoke says:

    May 21, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Come on DrBG. Some have families, jobs and lots other considerations. Plus the assumption that people aren’t doing what they can because choose to be anonymous is BS.

    So.
    Monitoring someone driving a 60 tonne truck down the highway as part of a freely entered into employment contract … bad.
    Surreptitiously accessing someone’s personal details against their express wishes … meh.

    Strange times.
    Strange days.
    Strange people.

  121. bespoke says:

    Indeed

  122. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sure. Threats of physical harm, even death, are sometimes made on blogs.

    Are you referring to the “I’m making a list, I’m checkin’ it twice” incident from last September?

  123. mh says:

    The more people promote themselves on a political/economics blog, the more I think they have a lot of personal issues.
    Elle is the perfect Exhibit A.
    Arky is catching up fast.

  124. bespoke says:

    Ya missing one from the list, mh.

  125. mh says:

    Bespoke, you made me think again.

    Some do this in a way that’s not ‘needy’. Those types are ok. Like Dr Beaugan.

  126. JC says:

    Mh

    Elle isn’t the worst. Self promotion by referring to oneself as old money, lying about net worth … making up lies to the point of living in self delusion that shows serious mental illness/ personality disorder.

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Have tipple of your fav. ZK2A.
    I am surely going to after work.

    Sliante!

    As the old Scottish soldiers toast goes

    “Wha’s there like us

    Damn few

    And they’re all dead.”

  128. Leigh Lowe says:

    mh.
    I am not sure I would bracket that quinella just yet.
    During the height of an Ellie extravaganza a while back when Sinc was imploring people not to trigger her because “issues”, someone (ITK?) posted here something like “Sinc. Be careful. You are being played.”
    I note during the last outbreak Sinc told Ellie that if she marches in here abusing people, she can hardly complain if the shoot back.
    The scales might have fallen.

  129. egg_ says:

    LL has a style which I find irritating, what I think of as slightly poofy bitchiness, but I’m not much concerned with style, for me it’s content. LL used to be funny, for which I’ll forgive a great deal, but lately not so much. Both Struth and LL are sloppy writers but Struth cuts through the crap.

    LMFAO!

    Ol’ LL has been crotchety since his absence.

    Does a colostomy make folk irritable, Grigs?

    Maybe he’s a potential head-in-a-jar, like Richo?

  130. bespoke says:

    Some do this in a way that’s not ‘needy’. Those types are ok. Like Dr Beaugan.

    Yep was’t thinking of DrBG. Probably more then one other fall into the needy category.

  131. Leigh Lowe says:

    egg_ says:
    May 21, 2021 at 9:02 am
    So your plan was to bludgeon the blog into submission with the sheer volume of stupid snark filled crap?

    The cardigans’ M.O.

    Is Nick on the Sydney Cats email distribution list?

    If so, I’ll see if I can identify the tosser.

    Explain yourself pea-brain.

  132. Arky says:

    the more I think they have a lot of personal issues…
    Arky is catching up fast.

    ..
    Quite possible.
    Doesn’t make me wrong about everything though.
    And it’s also quite possible that those who imagine themselves so well adjusted and perfect are simply deluding themselves, or all the more likely, simply have yet to have the inevitable crisis.
    I’ve had mine, and come through it.
    How do you think you’ll fare? And how is it self promotion to ask a many people as possible to contribute but not reply to my own post, and then sit back for most of the day while four individuals again monopolise and fuck the thread?

  133. mh says:

    JC, you are needy as well.

    But I like you 😉

  134. egg_ says:

    Explain yourself

    What’s your interpretation, sloppy seconds?

  135. Arky says:

    Ok.
    This is insane.
    I have repeatedly said I’m off, but allow myself to get trolled into one more comment.
    This is it. Good night.

  136. Leigh Lowe says:

    egg_ says:
    May 21, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Is Nick on the Sydney Cats email distribution list?

    If so, I’ll see if I can identify the tosser.

  137. Steve trickler says:

    Banned from radio in the USA at the time. You learn something new everyday. I was half in the sack and half in the ovaries at the time.

    It might stoke gang violence they said…

    Link Wray – Rumble – 11/19/1974

  138. Terry Pedersen says:

    didn’t see it but I know it referred to Gravatar and people being sloppy about how to use it.

    Nothing to to do with this blog, be sensible man.

    No, it referred to a bug in WordPress that allowed email addresses of Cats to be seen by those who knew how to do it. Bruce said he knew of the bug and could see the email address of William the Conjuror. Sinclair was also involved in the discussion here on the Open Forum on 25 July 2020 and said he’d raised it with WordPress but they were unconcerned about it and were not going to fix it.

  139. Terry Pedersen says:

    Sure. Threats of physical harm, even death, are sometimes made on blogs.

    Are you referring to the “I’m making a list, I’m checkin’ it twice” incident from last September?

    No.

  140. egg_ says:

    An anonymous internet identity, Lowe Browe*, is enraged because the “cardigan commandos” admonished other Cats for not doing as much as them on ANZAC Day?

    Does any Cat give a rat’s @rse?

    Cheer them on for their efforts?

    *Substitute “Red Wiggle” where appropriate.

  141. Leigh Lowe says:

    Should people on this mailing list be concerned:-

    egg_ says:
    May 21, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Is Nick on the Sydney Cats email distribution list?

    If so, I’ll see if I can identify the tosser.

  142. Dot says:

    Hmm.

    I can’t read Quora anymore.

    It’s like a real life version of r/iamverysmart

  143. egg_ says:

    You mentioned doxxing, sloppy seconds.

    Spell it out in detail for all of us.

  144. bespoke says:

    monopolies and fuck the thread?

    Irritating isn’t?
    Competition?

  145. Mark A says:

    Terry Pedersen says:
    May 21, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    didn’t see it but I know it referred to Gravatar and people being sloppy about how to use it.

    Nothing to to do with this blog, be sensible man.

    No, it referred to a bug in WordPress that allowed email addresses of Cats to be seen by those who knew how to do it. Bruce said he knew of the bug and could see the email address of William the Conjuror. Sinclair was also involved in the discussion here on the Open Forum on 25 July 2020 and said he’d raised it with WordPress but they were unconcerned about it and were not going to fix it.

    Not disputing your recall.
    I remember about the Gravatar problem, not it being dodgy but people being careless.
    As to finding out IDs on WordPress I doubt it very much.

  146. bespoke says:

    Terry Ed is just squirreling, Mark.

  147. Mark A says:

    I can’t read Quora anymore.

    Count your blessings, it’s garbage.
    The questioners are being paid by the number of hits they score and the questions presented to you are according to your clicks on the type of questions you respond to.

  148. egg_ says:

    Should people on this mailing list be concerned:-

    I’ll ask them about the cardigan drama queen.

    Frank Thring is fitting, given Struth’s and DrBG’s queer references.

  149. egg_ says:

    Leigh Lowe
    #3421643, posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm
    DrBeauGan

    #3421629, posted on April 20, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I am not aware of anyone here being party to fixing a jury.

    I didn’t say that.

    You kind of did.
    But whilst we are on your subject of “blind tribalism” my critiques of ABC judicial fixing go back 20 years, on this forum and others, long before witness J started making shit up.
    So, yeah, tribal.
    I have you pegged BG.
    If you think the relatively mild take-down of the Cruise Queen was something … I can do better.
    Over to you.

    Are you stroking a bald cat when you say that?

  150. Mark A says:

    I have 5*50 on #4 at Mandurah wish me luck

  151. egg_ says:

    Leigh Lowe
    #3421643, posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    This @rse clown was absent for about three months after this date.

  152. Mark A says:

    Ran customary 4th.
    So much for that.

  153. Terry Pedersen says:

    Mark A, for your info from the Open Forum of 25 July 2020, page 5.

    Bruce of Newcastle says: July 26, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    William, be aware that your account name is available to all who know how to access it. I don’t think it is your name, seeing it refers to a dead Labor pollie. It would be polite if you kept away from such areas.

    William the Conjuror says: July 26, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    William, be aware that your account name is available to all who know how to access it.

    That should not be possible here, Bruce, and if so it would surprise me, given this notice is shown on all comments:

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    It would mean that the blog has a security problem, and that is a serious matter.

    But it would not bother me personally.

    Bruce of Newcastle says: July 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    William – It’s a WordPress bug. I alerted Sinc some time ago. He raised it with them and they have done nothing.

  154. Mark A says:

    Terry Pedersen says:
    May 22, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I do not keep copies of posts like some others except in very special cirs. I rely on my memory.
    As I do recall this, it related to William made his own website or blog address accessible.
    If you do that, there is no cure and you can only blame yourself.

    If you can find the post of W, BoN referred to that would be good and would clear up the matter once and for all.
    Thanks.

    Hacking is easy if you want to do it. Normal peeps don’t.

  155. Tony Rooney says:

    Arky says:
    May 21, 2021 at 11:54 pm
    Ok.
    This is insane.
    I have repeatedly said I’m off, but allow myself to get trolled into one more comment.
    This is it. Good night.

    Your repeated warnings about the dangers of circular firing squads are absolutely correct. You couldn’t have put it any plainer.

    I laughed my guts out 10 years ago when Larvatus Prodeo imploded, in precisely the same circumstances and for precisely the same reasons you have outlined today.

    I laughed like a drain when that happened. A decade ago I laughed so much I wet myself. I did. Blew a gusset. I suffered a complete prolapse of the laughing gland.

    I’m not chuckling now.

    For what it’s worth you’ve got a tick from me.

    Thanks Arky.

  156. Blocked by Facebook for 24 hours…

    Your post goes against our Community Standards on misinformation about COVID-19.

    Oh well.

  157. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    You’re not querying the motives of Bruce of Newcastle? He did say a little while back that there is a bug in WordPress that allows him to see the email addresses of Cat commenters. Maybe he should give Sinclair an undertaking not to disclose them.

    Terry,

    1. I have never disclosed the identity of any blogger. I refer to bloggers by their current blog tag as much as possible. I don’t play guess-the-sock I just take what they say and address that. What you intimate in this text is pretty unpleasant.

    2. I never said that the WordPress bug can disclose email addresses. You took the time to find the warning I gave to William the Conquerer, which specifically says “account name”. Then you failed to correct your smear. That too is unpleasant, and certainly not decent behaviour.

    3. As I said I alerted Sinc of the issue. That would be five or so years ago. I won’t try to dig back to see if it as four or six or whatever. He contacted Jacques who interacted with WordPress. I was in the email loop. Sinc knows who I am and several Cats do too, even as I know who they are. They know I’ve never disclosed their identity and they have never disclosed mine. I prefer it that way so that people go on what other people write, not who they may be in society.

    4. There are abundant clues to my identity. Anyone with a rudiment of detective ability could determine it. I mainly use a pseudonym to avoid crazies appearing at my front door (as happens from time to time to others – like occurred to Anthony Watts). I also prefer for people to read what I write and not play the Alinsky game with smears based on history as occurred to Willie Soon. This is all about denigrating people, which I do not wish to do. But I do criticize people when they promulgate errors and untruths…in what they write.

    5. Regarding email addresses I have found that WordPress uses gravatar-linked email addresses to autofill email fields in certain cases. It occurred to me, whereupon I shut down that gravatar account immediately and rebuilt it with a clean email address. So I have warned Cats to make sure they do not use an email address which they routinely use elsewhere. This issue does not disclose an email address, it discloses the WordPress tag (eg “Terry Pedersen”) to third parties who already have your email and are in the process of writing an email to you.

    6. If you want to work out my identity I cannot stop you. I will not attempt to do so in your case, nor will I ever dox you. Indeed the alert I have given people re the WordPress bug is about helping them preserve anonymity.

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