Open Forum: May 22, 2021

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  1. Rex Anger says:

    Post #7,000.

    Do we fall into a singularity now?

  2. JC says:

    Charming Ted. For the most part, you peripherals are so fucking charming. If it’s not ethnic sledging, you’re wishing death on someone who doesn’t like you much. Stop point a bone at the screen, you primitive. It doesn’t work.

  3. Tom says:

    Relax, Rex, and trust the science.

  4. Rex Anger says:

    Relax, Rex, and trust the science.

    For Science…

  5. Old School Conservative says:

    He was worried that I’d refuse Nasho

    File that under B for Bullshit.
    It would have taken courage.

  6. Ed Case says:

    Strasser was assassinated because he was advocating socialist ideas and appointed Goebbels as Reich leader of NSDAP propaganda.

    Good point, though the second part of the sentence doesn’t make sense.
    Hitler was a Fascist, no question about it.
    Would the Fascist economic system have failed in the absence of War?
    It’s an interesting question, ROC under Chiang Kai Shek and Singapore under Lee did alright.

  7. Mater says:

    Scroll back, and read my post (with comprehension this time).
    It was my mother who was convinced I wouldn’t pass the medical, not my father.

    Oh, so your were lying when you said this?

    1735099 says:
    July 13, 2020 at 4:06 pm
    My father deeply resented conscription, but gave me sound advice.
    He put it as “bend like a willow in the wind” when I had to make a decision about turning up for my medical.
    He remembered my mild bout of polio in 1949 and didn’t believe I would pass the medical.

    P.S. I knew you’d try that. You don’t think I’m one step ahead of you…always?
    You’re just incapable of spotting an ambush, aren’t you? Is your head up your arse?

  8. Boambee John:

    Given the amount of time the ostreich spends …

    Sure that was unintentional, BJ? 👿

  9. Chris says:

    Test, to read older comments

  10. Rex Anger says:
    May 28, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    @ Nelson-

    Indeed. Part 1 of 2:

    Worth the weight wait Rex.

    Apart from a ride behind K-190 (?) as a kid, I’ve also been to the Scoresby Steamfest in prior years. Good dirty fun!

  11. Oh and around the corner from me, there’s a bloke with a steam tractor doover.

    On club rego.

  12. MatrixTransform says:

    I stopped walking at eighteen months

    shame it wasn’t talking

  13. Strange. According to the emails, my Norton Antivirus, which I never bought, seems to expire ‘most every day.

    I’ll just have to console myself with that generous offer of magic blue pills.

  14. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Rex Mango says at 1:56 pm:

    “Mayor of Chicago won’t be interviewed by white reporters:”

    An ugly being in every respect. A society that has 13% of the population controlling 93.7% of the national agenda is just plain bizarre. It worships Bubba Wallace, race card driver, Saint George Smollett and Jussie Floyd representing the freak show cast – distorted³.

    They sat and watched prime time reporting the coup d’état and did nothing.

    The US deserves to fail, implode, lose its wealth and revert to third world standing.

  15. Top Ender says:

    Nice result for causing the death of another human being a year ago – out of jail by September next year.

    Bagot teen killer jailed for up to six years over friend’s slaying

    A teenager who stabbed ‘one of his closest friends’ in the heart will spend at least two years and four months in jail after pleading guilty to the other boy’s manslaughter.

    Jason Walls, NT News
    Subscriber only

    A TEENAGER who stabbed “one of his closest friends” in the heart will spend at least two years and four months in jail after pleading guilty to the other boy’s manslaughter.

    The now 16-year-old, who cannot be named, was handed a head sentence of six years in jail in the Supreme Court on Friday.

    Crown prosecutor Matt Nathan SC said the two boys had been walking around Darwin’s Bagot Aboriginal community after drinking and smoking cannabis in the lead up to the fatal stabbing on May 19 last year.

    “(A witness) observed the offender holding a knife in his right hand and saw him stab the victim to the centre of his chest using a backhand motion,” he said.

    In sentencing, Chief Justice Michael Grant said the slain boy’s mother had told the court her grief at the loss of her son was “unbearable”.

    “She spends her waking hours in what she describes as an emotional wreck,” he said.

    “She feels great anger towards the offender, she’s tried to get past that state of mind but has been unable to do so.”

    Chief Justice Grant said the boy in the dock had a long history of contact with the criminal justice system since the age of 12 after being diagnosed with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    “The offender lived with his mother until the age of four and by that stage it had become apparent that that placement was unsustainable on the basis of limited parental supervision, unstable living arrangements, neglect, emotional and physical abuse and domestic and sexual violence in the household,” he said.

    “The sad reality is that almost all of the Aboriginal youths that come into contact with the criminal justice system leading to appearances in this court have been subject to the awful trifecta of frank abuse or neglect from early childhood, disengagement from the education system and a prolonged history of poly-substance abuse.

    “The offender meets all of those criteria and on top of that apparently has the added disadvantage of a significant and recognised neurological deficit.”

    The boy will be eligible for parole in September next year.

  16. areff says:

    Der fruity Fuehrer

    Roehm’s murder, along with that of Strasser, probably owes as much, if not more, to Adolf’s need to assure the volk that he and his cobbers weren’t a bunch of sods with a jackboot fetish.

    Gives new meaning ‘brown’ shirts

  17. 1735099 says:

    You’re getting desperate, Bob.
    Your article was written by someone less qualified than you.

    Is Ian Kershaw (St Bede’s College, University of Liverpool, Merton College, Oxford) qualified enough for you?
    Sir Ian Kershaw FBA (born 29 April 1943) is an English historian whose work has chiefly focused on the social history of 20th-century Germany. He is regarded by many as one of the world’s leading experts on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany and is particularly noted for his biographies of Hitler.

    He was the leading disciple of the German historian Martin Broszat, and until his retirement, he was a professor at the University of Sheffield.
    Here are some of his works –
    The Nazi Dictatorship. Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation (London, 1985, 4th ed., 2000), ISBN 0-340-76028-1 online free to borrow
    The ‘Hitler Myth’. Image and Reality in the Third Reich (Oxford, 1987, rev. 2001), ISBN 0-19-280206-2 online
    Weimar. Why did German Democracy Fail? (ed.) (London, 1990), ISBN 0-312-04470-4
    Hitler: A Profile in Power (London, 1991, rev. 2001)
    “‘Improvised genocide?’ The Emergence of the ‘Final Solution’ in the ‘Wargenthau” pp. 51–78 from Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Volume 2, December 1992
    “Working Towards the Führer: Reflections on the Nature of the Hitler Dictatorship”, pp. 103–118 from Contemporary European History, Volume 2, Issue No. 2, 1993; reprinted on pp. 231–252 from The Third Reich edited by Christian Leitz, London: Blackwell, 1999, ISBN 0-631-20700-7
    Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison (ed. with Moshe Lewin) (Cambridge, 1997), ISBN 0-521-56521-9
    Hitler 1889–1936: Hubris (London, 1998), ISBN 0-393-32035-9 online free to borrow
    Hitler 1936–1945: Nemesis (London, 2000), ISBN 0-393-32252-1 online free to borrow
    The Bolton Priory Compotus 1286–1325 (ed. with David M. Smith) (London, 2001)
    Making Friends with Hitler: Lord Londonderry and the British Road to War (London, 2004), ISBN 0-7139-9717-6
    “Europe’s Second Thirty Years War” pp. 10–17 from History Today, Volume 55, Issue # 9, September 2005
    Death in the Bunker (Penguin Books, 2005), ISBN 978-0141022314
    Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940–1941 (London, 2007), ISBN 1-59420-123-4 online free to borrow
    Hitler, the Germans and the Final Solution (Yale, 2008), ISBN 0-300-12427-9
    Hitler (one-volume abridgment of Hitler 1889–1936 and Hitler 1936–1945; London, 2008), ISBN 1-84614-069-2
    Luck of the Devil The Story of Operation Valkyrie (London: Penguin Books, 2009. Published for the first time as a separate book, Luck of the Devil is taken from Ian Kershaw’s bestselling Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis), ISBN 0-14-104006-8
    The End: Hitler’s Germany 1944–45 (Allen Lane, 2011), ISBN 0-7139-9716-8
    To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914–1949 (Allen Lane, 2015), ISBN 978-0713990898
    Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950–2017 (Allen Lane, 2018), ISBN 978-0241187166; The American edition is titled The Global Age: Europe, 1950–2017, eBook ISBN 9780735223998
    Kershaw’s opinion of the “Nazis were socialists” meme, introduced by the Tea Party in 2010 –
    Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism”. Or as simply put by Kershaw, “Hitler was never a socialist.”

  18. 1735099 says:

    Oh, so your (sic) were lying when you said this?

    Your idea of “lying” is a strange combination of literalism and OCD.
    What difference does it make whether my mother or my father thought I would not be called up because of my medical history?
    BTW – When did you stop beating your wife?
    That’s about as relevant…

  19. MatrixTransform says:

    “Hitler was never a socialist.”

    read Mein Kampf you idiot

  20. Boambee John says:

    Winston Smith says:
    May 28, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    Boambee John:

    Given the amount of time the ostreich spends …

    Sure that was unintentional, BJ? 👿

    Yes, but it does work wonderfully, doesn’t it?

  21. Rex Anger says:

    Or as simply put by Kershaw, “Hitler was never a socialist.”

    Funny how after Mein Kampf, much of the Nazi philosophy was not actually written by der Fuerher, but merely approved.

    But far be it from Cardboard Cut-Out Bob to try and use a specific to prove the general…

  22. Mother Lode says:

    File that under B for Bullshit.

    When someone who has displayed a monomania retailing stories about the injustices heaped upon them suddenly produces a new anecdote precisely countering an immediate topic of conversation but which has never even been hinted at before, it is only sensible to suspect that someone of spinning fibs from whole cloth.

    We are not talking here about a laconic hero, stoic and reticent, but an untiring engine producing an uninterrupted whining noise sucking in the air of discussion and ejecting choking fumes from its end.

    If there had been any topic even tangentially connected to new claim you know we would have been treated to a deluge of self pity.

    Half a frickin’ century this has been going on. In that time what changes have happened in society? What new nations? New technologies? New ideas? But still the whining continues without age, unaffected by time.

    Irksome. Boring. And only bearable when you consider that the eternal gripe is something he suffers from even when he is not on the blog whining and expelling his flatus. Every minute of every day he is racked with an emptiness which polluting the Cat, he hopes, will alleviate – yet it seems it never does, and he must limp on as a mental and emotional cripple.

    That is kind of cool.

  23. Boambee John says:

    Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism”. Or as simply put by Kershaw, “Hitler was never a socialist.”

    So the actual Nazis, including Hitler and Goebbels, didn’t really know what their political philosophy was, but a Pommy academic does? Your thesis will be an absolute hoot!

  24. JC says:

    Just pretend to accept what numberz nutz says. Who cares. Socialism, Nazism, fascism, communism…. they are all different rooms connected by doorways in the same exact totalitarian, statist house.

    Commission commits mass murder by class perception. Nazism commits mass murder by race.

  25. Leigh Lowe says:

    Runnybum says:

    May 28, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Hey biggles you in South Australia?
    Asking for a fiend.

    Mind your own beeswax, banana-farma.

  26. Mater says:

    “Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism”

    Kershaw never said that, Bob.
    If you are going to plagiarise from a letter to the editor from some backwater online journal (that you obviously found through Google), please try to comprehend and decipher it accurately.

    Let’s see you prove that Kershaw said: “Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism.”

    Go!

    Or

    Just video the bloody video. It’s fully referenced.

    #justwatchthebloodyvideobob

  27. 1735099 says:

    This is a forgotten aspect of the scheme, and one of the issues my project is researching, if DVA HREC get around to approving it. The wheels turn exceeding slow.
    There are two prevailing myths.
    1. Every Nasho who went to Vietnam was a volunteer.
    And
    2. No Nasho who went to Vietnam was a volunteer.
    The truth lies somewhere in between, now that Myth 1 has been debunked.
    This section of the Act allows for 20 year-olds to volunteer when they were required to register.

    NATIONAL SERVICE REGULATIONS – REG 46
    Volunteering for service under the Act

    46. (1) This regulation applies to a person-

    (a) who is exempt from liability to register or to render service under the
    Act; or

    (b) whose liability to render service under the Act is deferred
    under section 31 of the Act.

    (2) A person to whom this regulation applies may request the Secretary to
    call him up for service limited to duties of a non-combatant nature only or
    for service not so limited.

    (3) A person shall be deemed not to have made a request under this
    regulation unless the request is made in writing addressed to the Secretary
    and is posted or delivered to the Registrar at the National Service
    Registration Office from which the person’s certificate of registration was
    issued or, if the person is exempt from liability to register under the Act,
    to the Registrar at the National Service Registration Office for the State or
    Territory of the Commonwealth in which the person resides.

    (4) Where the Secretary grants a request made by a person under this
    regulation, the person shall be deemed to have been accepted for service under
    the Act, and the Secretary shall notify the person accordingly.

    (5) Where the Secretary grants a request made under this regulation by a
    person in respect of whom an order has been made exempting him from liability
    to serve under the Act, the person may, notwithstanding that order, be called
    up for service under the Act in accordance with his request.

    My understanding is that some of these volunteers did not end up “limited to duties of a non-combatant nature” even if they knew about it. The problem is identifying them, as the second digit of the regimental number is always “7”.
    The only way to get to the bottom of that is to plough through the nominal roll and check it against birthdates drawn.

  28. Mater says:

    What difference does it make whether my mother or my father thought I would not be called up because of my medical history?

    You made a pretty big deal of it, you fucking goose!

    Scroll back, and read my post (with comprehension this time).
    It was my mother who was convinced I wouldn’t pass the medical, not my father.

  29. MatrixTransform says:

    nobody gives a fuck numpy … you’re a shit-talker

  30. mh:

    “You Are In Defiance Of Congress”: Rand Paul Grills SBA Administrator About Planned Parenthood

    Weasels will weasel, but I’ve a feeling this weasel has just weaseled a little too much…

  31. Rockdoctor says:

    Evening all. Hamsters slow tonight…

  32. Armadillo says:

    What difference does it make whether my mother or my father thought I would not be called up because of my medical history?

    It goes to your credibility, Bob.

    People might tend to think you are just making shit up.

  33. 1735099 says:

    Just video the bloody video. It’s fully referenced.

    I learned long ago that Youtube videos are completely unreliable as source material.
    They fool Millenials who lack basic research skills.
    Good luck with quoting a Youtube video in a thesis.
    Read this.
    It is far more carefully researched.

  34. Mother Lode says:

    My father joined the Foreign Legion in 1940 – just 2 days after Atilla the Hun bombed Troy.

  35. Mater says:

    Kershaw: “Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism.”

    Bob?
    Reference and page number, if you please?

  36. JC says:

    Whoops

    Communism

  37. 1735099 says:

    People might tend to think you are just making shit up.

    I’d be right at home here if that were true.

  38. Mater says:

    Read this.

    What page is this quote from?

    “Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism.”

  39. Boambee John says:

    From the letter plagiarised by the ostrich:

    Hitler’s Third Reich had been born, and it was entirely fascist in character.

    And what are the principles of fascism?

    “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”

    A really solid free enterprise position (For the benefit of Numbers, that’s sarcasm.)

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Hamsters having real problems tonight. Very slow.

    Sad that other Sydney Cats are having pub drinkies tonight and I am at home minding a 7month old baby. But he’s lovely. Hairy has to help with the lifting, because he’s heavy already.

    Might dip out of commenting to keep the burden off the main flywheel. 🙂

  41. Shy Ted:

    However we do need to find a new word for that stuff ladies wear that is often made of gold and adorns their neck and hands but has, in many spelling permutations, been spaminated so in to moderation we go.

    “Marital Loot.”
    “Bling.”
    “Marital Superannuation.”
    “Bling Bling Bling.”
    “Bling Bong.”
    I like the word Bling.

  42. Mark A says:

    Geriatric Mayfly they’re called knobs (really) a knob has about 10-12 cloves

    I konw them as a corm. Funny world.

  43. Armadillo says:

    Sparkles.

  44. Mother Lode says:

    Kershaw: “Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism.”

    In what ways wasn’t it?

    It is easy to confuse alternative with opposite. We would accept black and white as opposite. But imagine we were in an environment that used only red and blue: like those stupid infatuated Obama posters that had him gazing at the cornices in a room (telling himself he would have been a better plasterer) with the incorgruous words ‘HOPE’ or ‘CHANGE’ or ‘ONE FREE COKE WITH EVERY BURGER MEAL’ underneath. In that scheme red and blue would have been opposites.

    Similarly, among styles of socialism Nazism and Marxist socialism can be treated as opposites. But in the broader view where dimensions other than totalitarianism are admitted they are more alike than different.

  45. Rex Anger says:

    I’d be right at home here if that were true.

    But you are, Credulous Bob…

  46. 1735099 says:

    Reference and page number, if you please?

    The book is Hitler, a Biography, Ian Kershaw, 1998, W W Norton & Coy.
    Reference to
    Hitler’s rejection of Socialism can be found on these pages –
    Page 31
    Page 69
    Page 81
    Page 86
    Page 93
    Page 111
    Page 123
    Page 165
    Page 167
    Page 178
    Page 192
    Page 201
    Page 207
    Page 232
    Page 238
    Page 269
    Page 279
    Page 702
    Page 706
    The book is available at most municipal libraries.
    Just wait until the lockdown is over.

  47. Diogenes :

    And I forgot a ‘state within a state’ equivalent to Army owned business is the SS

    There’s no doubt the SS were a whole new sector of the economy during Germany’s war years, but have a look at the Iranian Republican Guard for the modern counterpart…

  48. Leigh Lowe says:

    From the Oz:-

    Judge’s stern words as Jack de Belin’s charges officially dropped

     

    Jack de Belin is free to play in the NRL again after having sexual assault charges dropped.

    A District Court judge has fired up after news of NRL star Jack de Belin’s sexual assault charges being dropped was leaked to the media 24 hours before they were officially struck out in court.

    Judge gets antsy because news was leaked to the media that de Belin wasn’t going to be taken to a third trial on the same charges
    Disrespectin’ the court process apparently.
    But there is no possible interference in the administration of justice in leaking news that a case was dead.
    If only judges would be equally exercised by the likes of Seven-Nilligan tweeting non-too-subtle declarations of guilt whilst a case is still in progress.

  49. Old Lefty says:

    Nice comment from Jeremy Gans on the latest judicial dictum from that great legal mind Justice Bromberg: how long before a Federal Court action seeking damages from the Australian electorate for its negligent failure to vote Green in 2019?

  50. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Runaway Roberto the Maker-Upperer:

    What difference does it make whether my mother or my father thought I would not be called up because of my medical history?

    The ahistorical lemurs you referred to earlier are about to go into full voice.

    Except Barry. Barry will chase you down and eat your face.

  51. Mater says:

    Which page (of all those you just listed) does this come from, Bob?

    “Nazism was in some ways an extreme counter-ideology to socialism.”

    You attributed it to him, I’d like to see it.

    I’ll let you out of a sticky position, if you admit you wrongly plagiarised information from a dodgy ‘Letter to the Editor

    You don’t trust a fully referenced, 5hr YouTube video, but quote a ‘Letter to the Editor’?
    Solid stuff.

  52. MatrixTransform says:

    Page 31

    lol

    Cambridge or Harvard or Numptard ?

  53. Knuckle Dragger says:

    This PhD is going to be a belter.

    ‘On X date, Y happened at Z location.’

    And when it turns out to be a proven falsehood:

    ‘What difference does it make?’

  54. MatrixTransform says:

    References mean what I want them to mean

    — Numpty Dumpty

  55. Knuckle Dragger says:

    What difference does it make?

    Which is also the same thing Hillary Clinton said after Benghazi.

  56. Leigh Lowe says:

    Knuckle Dragger says:

    May 28, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    This PhD is going to be a belter.

    The supervisor will eventually take himself into the library with the revolver.
    I suspect Spud is sweating bullets* at the prospect of a couple of Cats providing constructive feedback when the job is done.
    .
    * As distinct from firing them through tents.

  57. Old Lefty says:

    On legal matters, I see that the ABC has now entered into mediation with Porter’s lawyers. Is it too much to hope that (1) they now think they are likely to lose, and (2) they are preparing to throw Milligan under a bus?

  58. Mater says:

    The book is Hitler, a Biography, Ian Kershaw, 1998, W W Norton & Coy.
    Reference to Hitler’s rejection of Socialism can be found on these pages –

    LOL.

    Bob,
    I hate to tell you this, but when you go to your link, it takes us to Amazon Books, where you did a search for the words “never a socialist”. It shows your search and the results on the left hand side, where you got all the page numbers from.

    If you are going to quote someone’s work, at least read it instead of try to make out that you are familiar with the work by doing a word search. A word search is not an argument.

    Is there anything you post on the Cat that isn’t utter bullshit?

    P.S. For other Cats, hit Bob’s link. He’s not good at covering his tracks.

  59. Steve trickler says:

    Brilliant. The series is now one film. 1:17:03.

    Hidden Agenda | Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film

  60. Boambee John says:

    if DVA HREC get around to approving it. The wheels turn exceeding slow.

    Back in the 1990s, the Committee was extremely sensitive to anything that could upset “their” veterans (in those days still a reasonable number from WW II, but the group they seemed most sensitive about was the Vietnam veterans). I suspect that after more than a quarter of a century, they will still be conscious of that. Would they think that someone digging into their personal decisions around 50 years ago might cause angst? You will find out at some stage.

  61. Leigh Lowe says:

    Lefty.
    It was pointed out yesterday that mediation is almost stock-standard in Federal Court cases.
    But we can only hope.
    Nilligan’s bestie admitting that, in the absence of a conviction, they thought they might try to ruin Porter’s career is going to make it hard to disprove malice.

  62. Boambee John says:

    1735099 says:
    May 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm
    People might tend to think you are just making shit up.

    I’d be right at home here if that were true.

    You certainly make yourself at home here, so perhaps it is true.

  63. 1735099 says:

    If you are going to quote someone’s work, at least read it.

    You wouldn’t know whether I’ve read it or not.
    The point is, Kershaw makes it absolutely clear that Hitler, in his (well qualified) opinion was not a socialist, which is the point of the discussion.
    If you spent less time trying to discredit me, and more time actually looking for the truth, you might be useful on a forum.
    As it is, you’re an anonymous waste of space.

  64. Mater says:

    Oh, and Bob, the first response to the ‘Letter to the Editor’ you plagiarised, puts it rather well:

    good_disk_1 2 months ago
    “Basically there are two kinds of government. One run mostly by the people the other by the government. Fascism, Communism, socialism, even white supremacists want to direct the nation with a more or less totalitarian regime and command economy. Unfortunately the left ideas may sound good to some, but never have worked are not working now and will not work in the future. Communist China in order to establish a modicum of prosperity was forced to put in some capitalism private ownership of business and industry. The extreme right wing is not fascism but anarchy and no one wants that. Some government mentoring is necessary.
    But as the author points out socialism, communism, fascism are all peas from the same pod.”

    At least some thinking people read that rag.

  65. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I suspect Spud is sweating bullets* at the prospect of a couple of Cats providing constructive feedback when the job is done.

    Calling it here, today.

    He’ll never do it. It will never be a published academic work of any sort. At the absolute best it might become a revisionist sequel to his first self-published effort, where he rewrites history to try and say ‘I was right all along.’

    DVA might be funding the research, but they don’t necessarily give the content the tick.

    You hearing me, Runaway Robbie? You’ll never, ever get that pile of shit in print unless you fork out for it yourself.

  66. Rosie says:

    Why is Bob always here arguing with anonymous wastes of space?

  67. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Aaaaaaaand:

    The point is

    BAM. Proven.

  68. Mater says:

    If you spent less time trying to discredit me, and more time actually looking for the truth, you might be useful on a forum.

    I don’t need to try real hard…you (and your loud mouth) do most of the work for me.

    Besides, it’s like swatting a fly with a Buick.

  69. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Why is Bob always here arguing with anonymous wastes of space?

    Well, he called Barry ahistorical. And Barry can’t type.

    Yet.

  70. Arky says:

    1735099 says:
    May 28, 2021 at 8:37 pm
    You wouldn’t know whether I’ve read it or not.

    ..
    There’s a test in five minutes.
    I read it a quite a few years back.
    Let me go get it off the shelf in the drying shed.

  71. PeterW says:

    In what fundamental ways were National Socialism and a International Socialism different?

    Both were totalitarian systems in which the State had complete control of Production, Distribution and Exchange… as per the dictum of Marx.

    Both regarded the individual to be the servant on the State, said State being run by and for the benefit of, the members of the ruling oligarchy.

    Both claimed to represent an “oppressed” identity group , against other identity groups defined as “oppressors” and “exploiters” , in order to generate fear and demand obedience from their populations.

    The supposed differences between the two exist only in the symbols and slogans. Anyone who thinks that Hitler or Stalin were actually credible in trying to distance themselves from their rivals is either stunningly naive, or as unscrupulously dishonest as that pair of propagandists. Of COURSE they claimed to be different! What the hell do you expect?

  72. 1735099 says:

    DVA might be funding the research.

    I wish.
    They aren’t funding it, but they are very solicitous of the welfare of veterans.
    Given the context around suicides at the moment, that’s hardly surprising.

  73. Leigh Lowe says:

    They aren’t funding it, but they are very solicitous of the welfare of veterans.
    Given the context around suicides at the moment, that’s hardly surprising.

    Try not to drive your PhD supervisor to it, then.

  74. MatrixTransform says:

    He’s not good at covering his tracks.

    he’s Tom that’s been neutered but still insists on pissing in every corner

  75. MatrixTransform says:

    * tom, not Tom

    ** thanks for the 0400

  76. MatrixTransform says:

    you’re an anonymous waste of space.

    as opposed to a perfectly identifiable waste of space

    yr splitting hairs fuckwit

  77. Arky says:

    Nazism was mostly ultra German Nationalist, and a vehicle for one man’s monomania.
    Everything else was secondary to Adolf Hitler’s hold on power and then his extreme form of race based Nationalism, similar to china in that he claimed all Germans as part of the Third Reich no matter where they lived.
    On the economic front it was also mainly a racist, ultra-nationalistic creature, in that the economic policy required enslaving whole populations and the extermination and appropriation of the lands and properties of others.
    How socialist it was or wasn’t is moot to the major obsessions of it’s nutcase of a fuhrer.
    What the modern leftist tries to do however, is to cast fascism as some kind of anti – socialism, so that in the minds of the young and stupid, socialism is promoted as the exact opposite of fascism. “Don’t like Nazis? You’re one of us, a socialist”, type of thing.
    Like all with the post modern left, it is a deliberate deception.

  78. Terry Pedersen says:

    Perhaps a Moosley kid dies on a school excursion from an inner city primary school in a Labor electorate?

    Meh. Live streamed funerals have been the go for 15 months. It’s the way of the future.

  79. Mater says:

    You wouldn’t know whether I’ve read it or not.

    You plagiarised (wrongly) supposed quotes from him from a ‘Letter to the Editor’, then did a word search on an online preview of the book to provide page numbers…when questioned.

    Not a single specific from the original reference.
    You haven’t read it, and apart from the quote you plagiarised and anything you are furiously reading from online academic papers, you know nothing about Kershaw’s arguments.

  80. Terry Pedersen says:

    Enough of the vicarious dancing, you ghouls. Even Phil the Greek had limited attendance for his funeral. The bagpiper walking out was a nice touch, too.

  81. MatrixTransform says:

    It will never be a published academic work of any sort.

    ffs … even the Crazy Old Mole is doing a PHd

    started after the tent-slayer, and will finish before it as well

    the blokes a retard

  82. mh says:

    “Mayor of Chicago won’t be interviewed by white reporters:”

    Not Tom’s toons

  83. Ragu says:

    I wish.
    They aren’t funding it,

    I’m fairly certain you have said the opposite.

    And I’ve asked you on several occasions; how much are you paying for the Post hoc Dementia?

  84. Zyconoclast says:

    Australians must curb overseas flights, drive more slowly to hit net zero by 2050

    Australians must cut their overseas holidays, turn off their airconditioners and drive more slowly to give the world a shot at reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.

    The IEA has mapped out the changes that nations, industries and individuals must make to bring down the rate of carbon emissions quickly enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

    But it says the final 8 per cent of global emissions must come from behavioural change because wholescale transformation of carbon emissions cannot be achieved without “active and willing participation of citizens”.

    “It is ultimately people who drive demand for energy‐related goods and services, and societal norms and personal choices will play a pivotal role,” it said.

    Long-haul personal leisure flights of six hours or more are capped at pre-COVID, 2019 levels. An average long‐haul flight produces 35 times more emissions than an average regional flight of less than one hour, according to the road map. Long-haul travel comprises just 2 per cent of leisure flights but capping their growth would save 70Mt a year by 2050, the IEA says.

    The changes in flight patterns effectively mean a cut to personal air travel due to global population growth and increasing affordability for leisure trips in developing economies.

    The road map assumes about 15 per cent of regional flights can be shifted to high-speed rail, on average, depending on the location, which would rise to 17 per cent by 2050 with expansion of rail networks. This would save 45Mt in 2050, because high speed rail will run on zero emissions electricity.

    In road transport, limiting speeds of car drivers to 100km/h would reduce car emissions by 3 per cent or 140Mt in 2030.

    Because carbon emissions accumulate in the atmosphere over time, adding to long-term global heating, it is necessary to reduce greenhouse output rapidly to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, instead of waiting until zero-emission electric cars.

    A switch of between 20 and 50 per cent of car trips in cities to public transport, walking or cycling would save 320Mt by about 2035, depending on the city. A shift away from single-driver trips towards ride sharing in large cities would save a further 185Mt. These changes would reduce car ownership and save 40Mt in steel production.

    The IEA said there was a need for regulations to limit heating temperatures in offices and default cooling temperatures for airconditioning units to reduce excessive energy demand.

    The IEA said if these behavioural changes were not adopted, global emissions would be 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon emissions in 2030 and 2.6 billion tonnes in 2050, which would “further increase the already unprecedented ramp‐up needed in low‐carbon technologies”.

    Chief executive of the ClimateWorks think tank Anna Skarbek said the world must cut emissions in half by 2030 to have a chance of limiting global warming to under 2 degrees, and both large-scale policies and personal choices could make significant contributions to decarbonisation.

    Individual choices aren’t only significant due to the emissions saved, Ms Skarbek said, because consumer trends “influence major players like investors, product suppliers, system operators” and “the pace of change demands more from our decision-makers”.

  85. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Sparkles.

    Wonder where the bloated old union hack is these days. After his stellar performance in support of himself and the bruvvas at the TURC, could well be retired in the Caribbean, on funds from which trickled down from CEBUS.

  86. Leigh Lowe says:

    Meh. Live streamed funerals have been the go for 15 months. It’s the way of the future.

    Of course, it’s no surprise that someone who stores their mother’s corpse in the basement wouldn’t value a proper funeral.

  87. PeterW says:

    They (DVA) ……….are very solicitous of the welfare of veterans.
    Given the context around suicides at the moment, that’s hardly surprising.

    The veterans that I count amongst my friends – who have been to far too many of their mates’ funerals, and are absolutely convinced that there are more to come – would be rather sceptical of that assertion.

    My father had to wait for fifty years for the support that he was promised in his twenties when asked to volunteer for the AIF.

  88. Steve trickler says:

    Anyone on the CAT stipulating you need to get the the JAB should STFU! F8cking imbeciles.

    You know who you are. When your head head hits the pillow tonight, take stock of yourself. It is F8cking disgraceful for anyone to suggest getting that crap injected in your arm.

  89. Dot says:

    Australians must cut their overseas holidays, turn off their airconditioners and drive more slowly to give the world a shot at reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.

    Fuck off and die, swampies.

  90. Zyconoclast says:

    THE WOKE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
    Lockheed, the nation’s largest defense contractor, sends key executives on a mission to deconstruct their “white male privilege.”

    Last year, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest defense contractor, sent white male executives to a three-day diversity-training program aimed at deconstructing their “white male culture” and encouraging them to atone for their “white male privilege.”

    At the beginning of the program, the diversity trainers led a “free association” exercise, asking the Lockheed employees to list connotations for the term “white men.” The trainers wrote down “old,” “racist,” “privileged,” “anti-women,” “angry,” “Aryan Nation,” “KKK,” “Founding fathers,” “guns,” “guilty,” and “can’t jump.” According to the participants, these perceptions have led to “assumptions about white men and diversity,” with many employees believing that white men “don’t care about diversity,” “have a classical perspective on history and colonialism,” and “don’t want to give away our power.”

  91. Mark A says:

    mh says:
    May 28, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    “Mayor of Chicago won’t be interviewed by white reporters:”

    Not Tom’s toons

    He looks more like a Sub-continental type than an African

  92. TFM:

    Much more authentic goons material then.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tjHlFPTwVk

    I’d forgotten just how good the Goonies were…
    Ta, TFM.

  93. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Not Tom’s toons

    Trigger warning mandatory. That picture makes me feel unsafe.

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    After his stellar performance in support of himself and the bruvvas at the TURC,

    Wasn’t Kimberly Kitching rewarded with a Senate seat for similar loyalty?

  95. Zyconoclast says:

    WELLINGTON (REUTERS) – New Zealand plans to reset its immigration policy, cutting the number of overall immigrants, particularly low-skilled migrants, when it reopens its borders following the coronavirus pandemic, the government said.

    At the same time, the country of 5 million would look to attract more highly skilled workers as well as rich investors, Tourism and Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash said late on Monday (May 17).

    New Zealand’s net migration fell to just 6,600 in the year to end-March after it sealed its borders to control the spread of Covid-19, down from a record 91,900 in the same period a year earlier.

  96. Leigh Lowe says:

    Long-haul personal leisure flights of six hours or more are capped at pre-COVID, 2019 levels.

    Which would, of course, exclude trips to Green conferences and jollies for pollies.

  97. candy says:

    Hitler was a psychopath and gathered his generals, all psychopaths, accordingly. A psychiatrist would have a field day with that lot.
    To put it into a left vs. right scenario seems simplistic, to say the least.

  98. Ragu says:

    In road transport, limiting speeds of car drivers to 100km/h would reduce car emissions by 3 per cent 

    No it wouldn’t. That would only be true if motorways were billiard table level and every car weighed as much as a fiat 500.

  99. PeterW says:

    Arky…

    If you read past the propaganda, you’ll find Soviet Socialism to be very similar to your description of atheism German variety.

    It was just as focussed on the power of the elite leadership group. Just as focused on group-identity politics and the ethnic cleansing of “enemy” groups….. and bloody near as racist.

    It seems to me that the similarities are fundamental and the differences more peripheral. Certainly enough to argue that the two forms of Socialism were rivals for the same end of the political spectrum, rather than opposites.

  100. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Australians must … drive more slowly

    Must we now.

    Fuck off.

  101. Rockdoctor says:

    ClimateWorks think tank Anna Skarbek

    Just a hunch looking at this bints CV & bio. She would be probably have multiple FF program memberships and be Platinum/Emerald in them. Little people or bogans must not travel hey, comrades…

  102. Zyconoclast says:

    CONFIRMED: Black female was behind racist Instagram hoax account

    The College Fix has obtained police reports from White Bear Lake in Minnesota that indicate that the creator of an Instagram account that sent racist messages to black girls, is a black female.

    The school district had only referred to her as a “young person” and originally said that the incident appeared to be a “hoax” but walked back from that statement.

    But the police reports, obtained by The College Fix through a public records act request, state that the student who created the account is a member of the Black Excellence Club.

    Police could not confirm that she is also the one who sent the racist messages, which included telling a group of black girls to “Die N*g**r,” among other things. However, using tech forensics, police determined that the messages were sent from the girl’s home IP address, according to police reports.

  103. PeterW says:

    ……..of *the* German variety……

  104. Geriatric Mayfly:

    Funny areff, I nearly mentioned Mass, along with the sacred confines of a tram, as a place where gaseous garlic concentrate used to waft, with menace, amongst scandalised Ozzies. Though better of it. A danger of igniting the wars of religion again at the Cat.

    Trams?
    GM mentioned Trams!
    A whole new front has opened in the truck/train wars!
    Does this mean that only conveyances that start with “tr” are allowed to join?

  105. Nick says:

    Australians must cut their overseas holidays, turn off their airconditioners and drive more slowly to give the world a shot at reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.

    Seriously, when the Lefties I know do this, then I might

  106. Nick says:

    Meh. Live streamed funerals have been the go for 15 months. It’s the way of the future.

    He watches them as others watch Fox sports

  107. Boambee John says:

    Mark A

    He looks more like a Sub-continental type than an African

    I think that “he” might be a “she”.

  108. Rex Anger says:

    In road transport, limiting speeds of car drivers to 100km/h would reduce car emissions by 3 per cent

    No it wouldn’t. That would only be true if motorways were billiard table level and every car weighed as much as a fiat 500.

    And their cockamamie assumptions that the world’s nations will all have sufficiently large and dense rail networks to absorb 15% of all regional flights, and be electrified and all powered solely by renewable electricity.

    You’d get a better fantasy novel from a serial bohemian, fresh from a big bowl of Magic Mushroom soup and hitting the absinthe hard while watching Heavy Metal on VHS…

  109. PeterW says:

    …must drive more slowly….

    Written by someone who does not live or work anywhere requiring extensive road travel outside the urban sprawl.

  110. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Wasn’t Kimberly Kitching rewarded with a Senate seat for similar loyalty?

    Indeed. And now has the gall to sit on Estimates probing the integrity of others.

  111. Boambee John says:

    It was just as focussed on the power of the elite leadership group. Just as focused on group-identity politics and the ethnic cleansing of “enemy” groups….. and bloody near as racist.

    During the Gorbachev/Perestroika era, Gorby made a very revealing slip of the tongue. I forget the exact context, but he said something like: “This is important to the Russian, that is to say the Soviet people”. Like Putin, I suspect that he is a Great Rus supremacist.

  112. 2dogs says:

    Whether or not Hitler was a socialist is missing the point.

    It is certainly the case that the NSDAP started its existence as an endeavour to implement socialism. That was indeed before Hitler joined it, but the fact remains that is how the NSDAP started. If that project to implement socialism had never been started, the party would not have been there for Hitler to join.

    So the point is, like all projects started with the view to implement socialism, when it came to power, the result was dictatorship, brutality, and the deaths of millions. You can say that these dictators weren’t “real socialism”, but that is irrelevant: it is socialism provided them with their opportunity.

  113. Zyconoclast says:

    Gasoline prices are expected to be the highest for a Memorial Day weekend in seven years, and prices could stay elevated all summer, as Americans take to the road in a post-coronavirus pandemic driving spree.

    The current average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline of $3.04 per gallon, 16 cents more than a month ago and $1.08 per gallon higher than last year, according to AAA

  114. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    A whole new front has opened in the truck/train wars!Does this mean that only conveyances that start with “tr” are allowed to join?
    Not those old green things anyway. We have articulated trams now, which should raise the level of any discussion.

  115. Boambee John says:

    Nick

    Seriously, when the Lefties I know do this, then I might

    I had a dig at a lefty about this, he responded that individual action is not the way, it must be done collectively.

    He wants his comfortable lifestyle, let someone else make the sacrifices. I suspect that most of the rabid alarmists take the same position. Like lefties calling for higher taxes, they believe that they will not be affected as much as others (if at all, if their mates draft the law).

  116. Terry Pedersen says:

    On legal matters, I see that the ABC has now entered into mediation with Porter’s lawyers.

    Standard procedure in the Federal Court. Others have already mentioned it days ago. Attempt to mediate the case, or give the impression that you are doing so, before it gets to court.

  117. Leigh Lowe says:

    Wasn’t Kimberly Kitching rewarded with a Senate seat for similar loyalty?

    Senate seat?
    She looks like she could be bought off with a caterer’s pack of Four ‘n Twenty pies.

  118. DrBeauGan says:

    Are the Mauna Loa records detecting the 10% drop in human emissions yet?

  119. Ragu says:

    $1.08 per gallon higher than last year

    Pfffftttt

    We deal with fluctuations like that intra-weekly

  120. Mater:

    You plagiarised (wrongly) supposed quotes from him from a ‘Letter to the Editor’, then did a word search on an online preview of the book to provide page numbers…when questioned.

    I sit in awe at the wonder of your Googlefu.
    Please continue with the entertaining dismemberment of this sociopath.

  121. Nick says:

    he responded that individual action is not the way, it must be done collectively.

    This is what they think

  122. areff says:

    Kitching is married to Andrew Landeryou, who operated libel-and-slander site Vex News. His dirt files wouldn’t have hurt her chances.

  123. mh says:

    Protesters in Melbourne say they will NOT comply with the FOURTH lockdown
    By Avi Yemini | May 27, 2021

    https://www.rebelnews.com/protesters_in_melbourne_say_they_will_not_comply_with_the_fourth_lockdown

  124. Zyco:

    The College Fix has obtained police reports from White Bear Lake in Minnesota that indicate that the creator of an Instagram account that sent racist messages to black girls, is a black female.

    It is becoming evident that the world must now divide along both racial and ideological lines.
    Twenty years ago I would have never thought this, but the world has changed and not for the better.

  125. PeterW says:

    Can’t find the post I want to respond to, but somebody posited that Lee Kuan Yew was an example of a Fascist with a successful economy.

    Lee was certainly rather authoritarian, but hardly Fascist.
    Contrary to the Fascist dictum that everything is for the State, Lee deliberately set out to make Singapore a place where private business could flourish. Rather than trying to own everything, the Singaporean Government chose to focus on creating an environment that was attractive to business and investment.

  126. Dot says:

    The College Fix has obtained police reports from White Bear Lake in Minnesota that indicate that the creator of an Instagram account that sent racist messages to black girls, is a black female.

    It is becoming evident that the world must now divide along both racial and ideological lines.
    Twenty years ago I would have never thought this, but the world has changed and not for the better.

    How about we just bring back shame and ostracism???

  127. Rex Anger says:

    Trams?
    GM mentioned Trams!
    A whole new front has opened in the truck/train wars!
    Does this mean that only conveyances that start with “tr” are allowed to join?

    Pffft…

    Trams are only fashionable because they make Urban bugmen of manifold genders moist in all their special places (i.e. their Budgets, Tenders and Spending Forecasts for Other Peoples’Money).

    As a Mass Transit system being imposed (or reimposed) on cities ill-equipped to accommodate them and allow for continued traffic movement, they are an expensive vanity project and potential disaster.

    If you have the corridors and/or street width to accommodate them without fatally compromising your traffic system, and do not have the space or funds for heavy rail systems, they are quite useful. The Gold Coast is a good example of a modern implementation. Ditto some of the Sydney Tram system that uses the old Goods Lines.

    For an example of how not to do it, look to Newcastle and particularly Canberra. The maaaaaaaates who did the planning and construction got a good deal. But not the ratepayers or commuters.

    If you must have something under wires as a new Mass Transit system for the benefit of maaaaates, go for trolleybuses. No tracks, just overhead wire. Fast, efficient, quiet.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Senate seat?
    She looks like she could be bought off with a caterer’s pack of Four ‘n Twenty pies.

    O.K. so it’s a very wide Senate seat, specially reinforced…

  129. mh says:

    Victorian authorities are extremely sick people

    Funeral exemption denied for boy, 8, who drowned on school camp

    An eight-year-old boy who died during a school camp in the state’s south-west has been farewelled at a smaller service than planned after the Health Department denied a request for an exemption to coronavirus restrictions limiting attendance numbers.

    Cooper Onyett, a grade 2 student at Merrivale Primary School in Warrnambool, drowned at a Port Fairy swimming pool last week during his first overnight school camp.

  130. Rex Anger says:

    The Gold Coast is a good example of a modern implementation. Ditto some of the Sydney Tram system that uses the old Goods Lines.

    I’ll also include Adelaide- Their tram system runs mostly along its own dedicated path within a rebuilt dual carriageway to some of the North-Western suburbs. And runs to Glenelg along its own dedicated right-of-way. Its only street-running it within thebCBD and just short of the terminus at the Glenelg Boardwalk.

  131. Ragu says:

    Funny story. Got talking to this Indian bloke yesterday and the conversation got into where we are living at the moment and it was my turn.

    Oh yeah, I’m in Hobart at the moment. The people are a bit weird

    The example?

    Well, the men say to each other, ‘howz it going cock?’ At first I wasn’t sure how to take that

    I had a similar experience. I was at this bar with some aussie friends not long after coming here and this dude came up and said ‘howz it going xunt?’

  132. John64 says:

    Vex News

    I rollicking good read in its heyday. I miss Andrew Slanderyou.

  133. From the Epoch Times:
    Lori Lightfoot is being sued by a white bloke. She refuses to allow him an interview because he is a white male.
    Isn’t this the epitomy of racism/sexism?
    Why yes.
    Yes it is !

  134. Zyconoclast says:

    How about we just bring back shame and ostracism???

    Most people have no shame and none have ostriches.

  135. Dot:

    How about we just bring back shame and ostracism???

    Ostracism is inferred with the division along those lines.
    Shame is an emotion the offending party imposes on itself but that cannot happen if the offending party is incapable of feeling and responding to the emotion.

  136. Steve trickler says:

    Who will be the next f*ckhead from the cat to suggest getting a jab?

  137. Zyconoclast says:

    In Tarun Tejpal acquittal, judge questions ‘appropriate’ behaviour for [email protected] victims

    Is there an appropriate way for a [email protected] victim to behave?
    That’s the question many are asking in India after a judge threw out charges against a man accused of raping a female colleague and questioned the behaviour of the alleged victim.
    Judge Kshama Joshi wrote that in photographs taken shortly after the alleged assault, the young woman was “smiling and looked happy, normal, in [a] good mood”.
    “She did not look disturbed, reserved, terrified or traumatised in any way even though this was immediately after she claims to have been s3xually assaulted,” the judge wrote in a 527-page judgement.

    The charges against Tarun Tejpal, the high-profile former editor of Tehelka magazine, were dismissed. The Goa government, which has appealed the decision, asked on Thursday for an early hearing, saying “we owe it to our girls” and that the acquittal order was “erroneous in law” and “unsustainable”. The High Court judge agreed and said he would hear the case on 2 June.

  138. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I see Bobby the Racist has been busy here tonight.

  139. min says:

    Kimberley Kitchings was the one doing the tests for union members to get their licences to enter a workplace ,or something like that. The judge at TURC said she had committed fraud and recommended that she be investigated by police . Labor government with John Cain Jr head of DPP. so you know where that went and next thing you know she has been awarded StephenConroy senate seat. seat .

  140. Rex Anger:

    As a Mass Transit system being imposed (or reimposed) on cities ill-equipped to accommodate them and allow for continued traffic movement, they are an expensive vanity project and potential disaster.

    Perhaps the whole idea of transport needs to be subsumed by reverting to arkologies.

    (Not those sorts of Arkyologies – could you imagine 100,000 Arkies in one building? The place would collapse into a Ford Black Hole Singularity on day one.)

    What is obvious to me is the two/three/four races and ideologies are utterly incompatible and need to either spend time apart or obliterate each other.

  141. Rex Anger says:

    How about we just bring back shame and ostracism???

    Most people have no shame and none have ostriches.

    I had heard that the Archduke Franz Ferdinand shot one because he was hungry…

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Most people have no shame and none have ostriches.

    Isn’t that something to do with the Australian National anthem?

    “Australians All Eat Ostriches?”

  143. Rex Mango says:

    I like trams. No-one has ever written a play called A Bus Named Desire.

  144. Megan says:

    I see Bobby the Racist has been busy here tonight.

    Puddles of word vomit as far as the eye can see.

  145. Rex Anger says:

    What is obvious to me is the two/three/four races and ideologies are utterly incompatible and need to either spend time apart or obliterate each other.

    So long as we don’t end up like Skaro

    Do you want Daleks, Winston? Because that’s how you get Daleks!

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Quentin Bryce declines request to testify for VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith
    exclusive
    Ben Packham
    FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT
    @bennpackham
    32 minutes ago May 28, 2021

    Former governor-general Dame Quentin Bryce – who pinned the Victoria Cross to Ben Roberts-Smith’s chest – will decline to ­appear as a character witness at the alleged war criminal’s defamation hearing against Nine newspapers.

    The Weekend Australian has learned Mr Roberts-Smith paid an unannounced visit to Dame Quentin at her Brisbane home on Wednesday morning, ­seeking to apologise for failing to contact her before his legal team announced she would appear in court to vouch for his reputation.

    The 78-year-old, whose husband recently died, was surprised by the visit, which was described by those close to her as uninvited and “inappropriate”.

    The 202cm-tall former Special Air Service Regiment soldier arrived with a large bunch of flowers, obscuring his image on her security camera before she opened the door to him.

    Mr Roberts-Smith told The Weekend Australian through his lawyer Mark O’Brien: “It was a private and welcome visit, which out of respect for Dame Quentin I will not discuss.”

    In 2019, Dame Quentin provided what has been described as a “polite reference” for Mr Roberts-Smith, following a request from him and his solicitors.

  147. Terry Pedersen says:

    Senate seat?
    She looks like she could be bought off with a caterer’s pack of Four ‘n Twenty pies.

    O.K. so it’s a very wide Senate seat, specially reinforced…

    Marise Payne
    George Christianson
    Etcetera, etcetera.

  148. Rex Mango says:

    SA updated it’s sole tramline few years back. The one to Glenelg. They extended it about a mile at great expense & got rid of the almost hundred year old rolling stock. People used to ride the Glenelg tram purely due the historic wooden carriages. Now it is plastic air conditioned crap. Talk about killing the goose & also similar the way Adelaide turned world’s best test cricket ground into another football stadium.

  149. Megan says:

    Victorian authorities are extremely sick people

    And more heinous still, refused not on the basis of health advice but on ‘equity considerations’. WTAF does that even mean?

  150. mh says:

    Stop point a bone at the screen, you primitive. It doesn’t work.

    Ahem.
    Indigenous round, JC.

  151. Rockdoctor says:

    People used to ride the Glenelg tram purely due the historic wooden carriages

    Rex on a footy trip away I did same. We probably would have got maxi taxis out from the CBD to the Grand at Glenelg if we could ride in a tram we were used to in Melbourne…

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Etcetera, etcetera.

    No prize for second place, Grogs.

  153. Rex Mango says:

    Z2KA, think war crimes trials will sink slowly as it becomes obvious without an embassy there, no-one can give any evidence. This will end up like the second ten year British enquiry into Bloody Sunday instigated by Tony Blair that after ten years & two hundred million pounds has one seventy plus year old squaddie in it’s sights.

  154. Terry Pedersen says:

    refused not on the basis of health advice but on ‘equity considerations’. WTAF does that even mean?

    It means everyone gets the same treatment. No exceptions. As I said earlier, even Phil the Greek’s funeral arrangements were limited.

  155. Rex Anger says:

    I like trams. No-one has ever written a play called A Bus Named Desire.

    They are all right. Except when they are shoe-horned into places without proper planning and remodelling of the streetscape to accommodate them.

    I wouldn’t mind going to Lisbon one day to experience their trams.

    Especially No. 28

  156. Megan says:

    The two inhabitants of Villa Megan are in Eeyore’s field of gloom tonight. We had an unexpected* death in the family and our month long trip to Queensland. Flying out on Sunday morning, we are now personae non gratia in the PalaceChook chicken coop due to our residence in the great pestilential quagmire of our home town.

    *Perhaps not the right word. 87 years old after all. But it was peacefully in their sleep and for that we are immensely grateful.

  157. Rex Mango says:

    Rdoctor, the story gets worse. The SA government disposed of 20 of the old trams & spent lot of money refurbing five to be used on weekends. Those refurbed ones now sit in some warehouse. Think the reason is OH&S/aircon/disabled access & new fair system. I grew up just down the road from that tram line & the old wood leather ones were fantastic & electric motors last forever. There is something really nice being in a modern city & seeing old stuff driving about.

  158. MatrixTransform says:

    Perhaps the whole idea of transport ….

    I’m Trams-Phobic you insensitive bastard

  159. Leigh Lowe says:

    There is something really nice being in a modern city & seeing old stuff driving about.

    Except if you are in Toowoomba and the old stuff is driving about in a Miata.

  160. PeterW says:

    2Dogs.

    So the point is, like all projects started with the view to implement socialism, when it came to power, the result was dictatorship, brutality, and the deaths of millions. You can say that these dictators weren’t “real socialism”, but that is irrelevant: it is socialism provided them with their opportunity.

    You haven’t taken it to it’s logical conclusion.
    Socialism is inherently violent and dictatorial, because there is ultimately no other way to deal with dissenters if they decline to let you take their stuff or work where you want them to.

    …… and there will always be dissenters.

    Marx knew this. His foundational theory of human relations was that is was based on the struggle for power between classes. He considered violence a normal part of the human condition and that any amount of violence was justified in order to achieve his Utopia.

    Socialism did not merely give Stalin, Hitler and Mao opportunities. It requires them. For Socialism, totalitarianism is a feature, not a bug

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Z2KA, think war crimes trials will sink slowly as it becomes obvious without an embassy there, no-one can give any evidence.

    I hope so – in a just world, Ben Roberts – Smith would be awarded hefty damages, and certain “journalists” would scrub public toilets to earn an honest living.

  162. Rex Mango says:

    Need to crowd fund to get few million dollars together to prosecute SA Government for crimes against humanity in International Criminal Court in the Hague, for destroying 1. the Adelaide Oval & 2. Glenelg tram. Grange Hermitage will be next to go.

  163. Ragu says:

    Except if you are in Toowoomba and the old stuff is driving about in a Miata.

    No offence. But that combination of hah is getting very tired, predictable and not worthy of publicity

  164. Rex Mango says:

    There are two other co-conspirators guilty in destruction of Adelaide Oval. The AFL & SCG Trust both wanted it gone. The AFL on a mission to make all test grounds in Australia drop in pitches (as they did to MCG in like 89 & destroyed the joint). The SCG were jealous that Adelaide had grandstand older than theirs & so it was knocked down as SACA were broke.

  165. Rex Mango says:

    Ragu, are you making snarky comments about Leigh Lowe making snarky comments?

  166. Steve trickler says:

    The pitter patter of rain can send you to sleep.

  167. Ragu says:

    No. It was advice

  168. Rex Anger says:

    The pitter patter of rain can send you to sleep.

    Loving it.

    Not loving the fact I have to be out in it tomorrow…

  169. Rex Mango says:

    Thing to remember about Adelaide Oval was it’s unique shape with narrow square boundaries & long straight, is birthplace of modern Australian cricket. Blokes like Victor Richardson, Les Favell, Ian Chappell & David Hookes who captained there knew way to get win was big slips cordon encouraging scoring shots to vacant field in front and bouncy balls outside off stump.

  170. max says:

    What is happening to BRS ? That sounds creepy. Hiding your face in a bunch of flowers ? Hope he didn’t get them from the discarded flowerpot Harvey Weinstein used.

  171. Old School Conservative says:

    list connotations for the term “white men.” The trainers wrote down ……“can’t jump.”

    Someone on the course had a good sense of humour.

  172. Rex Mango says:

    Final thing to say about sad death of the Adelaide Oval was that the AFL agreement was that they would pay to knock down historic grandstands, make ground wider and shorter while also installing drop in pitch aka mattress (widely considered best pitch in Australia prior this desecration), but they would keep all the fig trees at the Cathedral End, because the trees are what the ground is all about & not say the test cricket pitch. Anyways, have it on good authority one of those fig trees is gone.

  173. Rex Mango says:

    Max, BRS is fine. Difficult to convict people of war crimes, unless you win the war.

  174. slackster says:

    Another victim of the vaccine:
    https://www.euters.com/article/us-astrazeneca-baselga-idUSKBN2BD0PB
    “The statement did not give a cause of death but Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia said Baselga had died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare brain condition.”

    aka Prion Disease

  175. Rex Mango says:

    Just saw bits of Baywatch 2017 the movie on tele. Not funniest thing ever & could learn a lot a lot from the Zucker brothers, but quite watchable. Few scenes shot at beach were cloudy, which odd, but the Rock is actually good actor.

  176. dover_beach says:

    Thanks, Calli!

  177. Rex Mango says:

    Going to bed, but ch93 has some show on called ‘the Bi Life’. Bunch of bisexuals in Barcelona reality tv. The host a woman who is also a man. The rules are there aren’t no rules.

  178. Rex Mango says:

    Should add, that all participants in the Bi Life so far are strangely enough Poms.

  179. BrettW says:

    Just because Bryce pinned his VC on him does not mean she is able to give him a character reference. Unless she has come across him at other events such as charity fundraisers etc.

    Definitely poor form for his lawyers to announce her as a witness for him when he had not contacted her first. Then turns up uninvited.

    Not a good look.

  180. MatrixTransform says:

    there’s nothing during luck-down like watching the crazy old mole lip sync to Racy and then Whitesnake

    gold

  181. Rex Mango says:

    Participants in the Bi Life are kind of choosey about who they bang, when they go on blind dates, but then also they are not. Gripping tv.

  182. MatrixTransform says:

    and Van fucking Halen

  183. Rex Mango says:

    Matrix, she was the girl from Bachelor Party & that film clip of her rolling round on the bonnet of a jag is great.

  184. Rex Mango says:

    Two reality tv contestants on Bi Life on a blind date just told each each other they had never been on a blind date before. The date bombed. Excruciating tele when two swingers can’t score.

  185. MatrixTransform says:

    OFFS … not Bon Jovi

  186. Shannon Lush, she who knows all about what chemicals are to be used on what stains is no averse to solutions(!) involving urine. “Pee in a bucket, leave it out in the sun for a few hours and apply as follows…”

    In some cases she’d been known to specify male or female urine as there are different.

    Everything about us betrays or natural sex.

  187. Rex Mango says:

    Bisexual woman of colour reckons she is v picky re who she is looking for. 28yo woman with woman with tatts, or 26yo man who eats well. She is looking for something serious & she wants a family, but her most significant relationship has been with a woman, but she goes for the bloke.

  188. Rex Mango says:

    Reconciliation advert on tele right now. Authorised by Reconciliation Australia Sydney. Serous question, who is paying for these reconciliation adverts? Obviously the taxpayer, but it seems likely we are being railroaded the same we have been railroaded into emission reductions.

  189. dover_beach says:

    Anthony Daoud
    @anthonyjdaoud
    ·
    4m
    I’m sure we can just compromise with these people, that’s the beauty of our liberal democratic system……right??

    You cannot live in comity with the likes of this.

  190. Rex Mango says:

    There is a reason the gay community hates bisexuals. The are obviously traitors to the gay cause. Deep sleeper agents.

  191. Rex Mango says:

    Bisexual woman just asked bisexual bloke what his type was. His reply was blonde. No problems with being fixated with hair colour, but that is pretty much all he is after. He wants blonde hair on either fe/male. Bisexual people are as deep as a cupcake.

  192. Rex Mango says:

    Two bisexual blokes in bar feeling each other up, just before they pash & one is saying how shy he is. Yeah right, go back to the 70’s & you might be bit more shy.

  193. Rex Mango says:

    Going to bed, but takeaway from bisexual show is these loons are not fussy, but they are fussy. Also the penny just dropped that the host is Courtney Act. Good tv in car crash sense, but not any model for society. Vacuous is operative word.

  194. John Brumble says:

    If it were safe in Afghanistan, I’d love to get over there. Would set up a stall and show pictures of Labor and Greens pollies or media “personalities” who’ve never been near a warzone in their life and say to the locals. “hey, we want to compensate victims, did this man/woman do anything to you and your family.”

    Think of the stories.

  195. C.L. says:

    Paul Kelly has written a truly superb essay in The Weekend Australian on the states’ crazed march to euthanasia and what it means for the future of Australian civilisation.

    If you’re not a subscriber, get a hard copy tomorrow and read it:

    State-sanctioned death exposes the West’s moral decay.

    I’m glad Kelly quotes Paul Keating’s bravura denunciation of euthanasia in 2017.

  196. C.L. says:

    Not Twittered up, Dover, so cannot read Anthony [email protected]

  197. dover_beach says:

    CL , try this. His comment quoted that tweet.

  198. C.L. says:

    I guess we have to take her word that she is indeed pregnant but even if she isn’t, does it make any difference, really?

  199. C.L. says:

    Meet the archbishop pope Bergoglio just appointed to succeed the great Cardinal Sarah:

    https://twitter.com/great_stalin/status/1397862367724294146

  200. C.L. says:

    44 year-old BBC presenter gets first vaccine shot… then dies.

  201. Struth says:

    Good mo…er, afternoon.

    So, this strain is so deadly to Queenslanders that we have blocked Victorians from coming into the state…..
    Except we haven’t.
    You see, I know for a fact you can go through at Goondiwindi and there is no check point.
    You can sail right through.
    There is a sign that says police will be pulling over people randomly to check with covid compliance.
    No cops seen by interstate number plated traveller up to near Toowoomba where two cop cars passed by and did nothing.
    That’s it.
    If you are still too brainwashed to think logically about that, please leave a question or two for me and when I come back I’ll spell it out to you.

  202. Struth says:

    Did a gig last night in a pub with a publican who isn’t pushing QR codes down people’s throat . I was advertised to appear.
    Shouldn’t be too hard to track where I was.
    Do employees of venues required to QR code, QR code in?

  203. Struth says:

    And we still argue with evil fuckers like numbers who are using the same old schtick…..Hitler wasn’t a socialist.
    Which is the same statement as “that’s nor real socialism”
    Real socialism, the pure Utopia of it, has never been tried, they say.
    The problem with socialism is the dictator , the centralised power , rises to the top.
    The system of socialism makes sure of it.
    It can never be anything but pure misery and human despair.
    Slavery.
    It will always turn out that way, no matter the intent.
    Right now, it is not an exaggeration to conclude that person is Klaus Schwab.
    Complete Dr Evil/Hitler type.
    So much so, it’s comical.
    Real life imitating art.
    No matter what you believe socialism to be, that is the end result of it.
    EVERY SINGLE TIME.
    Socialist fight.
    They gain power through violence and intimidation, brainwashing etc.
    No one wants it when it’s presented democratically.
    That each calls each other “not real socialists” is still nothing more than a Ford Versus Holden level of political stupidity.
    Commos and commos, socialists and socialists, …who cares what they call each other.
    Warlords fight with each other.
    The idea Hitler didn’t like commos and had to get rid of them first, is quite simply observed as Hitler wasn’t in charge of the communists.
    If Hitler had risen to the top of the Communist Party, he would have wanted to get rid of the Socialists.
    They fight with each other and everyone, and their reasons and lies are as insane now as they were back then.
    Think Sunni versus Shi-ite.
    All Moooooooossies.

    We are dealing with those that want to centralise power and put the state above the individual.
    The difference between communism and socialism exists only in the minds of leftists, because the eventual outcome is exactly the same.
    Totalitarian, evil dictatorship.

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