1,467 thoughts on “Open Thread-Weekend 23 Oct 2021”

  1. I was commending scientists, not nerds, JC. They’re different.

    Perhaps you should read Hogan’s book which would make your comments more valuable.


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  2. Quiggin. Lol.
    Isn’t he the edjumacated prefesser who said the coal face of Qld’s economy is in & around Brisbane?

    His methodology was:
    1/. Qld’s state income is mostly in two taxes, payroll tax & stamp duty.
    2/. Payroll tax is mostly paid from offices located in Brisbane CBD.
    3/. Stamp duty is mostly collected from people in Brisbane & environs selling houses to each other.

    Ergo, the rest of the state contributes nothing, isn’t relevant economically, & should not be “subsidised”

    Yep, he’s a real smart guy.


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  3. How do you feel about that bullshit, Doc?

    Same as I do about the bullshit that schoolies need to wear them all the time, JC. Or that the vaxx is the only way to be safe. There’s an ocean of the stuff.


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  4. The “Telegraph”

    Armourer, 24, on Alec Baldwin film ‘wasn’t sure’ if she was ready for movie set roles

    Hannah Gutierrez had laid the gun which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a cart outside movie set
    By Nick Allen 23 October 2021 • 7:47pm

    The 24-year-old head armourer on the set where Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer had suggested she was “nervous” about taking on such roles months before starting on the tragedy-stricken film.

    Mr Baldwin was unwittingly handed a gun loaded with live ammunition on the set of Rust, a Western film which was beset by chaos as crew members walked off over safety concerns.

    The film’s crew reportedly had a series of wide-ranging complaints about working on set, including allegations of unsuitable working arrangements.

    There were reports of up to three other previous accidental discharges of prop weapons on the set. One departing crew member called it “super unsafe”.

    Mr Baldwin fired a live bullet, leading to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injuring director Joel Souza, 48.



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  5. Cafe Bruce news.

    I don’t like his chances but currawong with recently broken leg is hanging in there. It’s a clean break, so his leg dangles down without getting into the way too much. He’s had to learn to eat mince differently, since he used to hold a piece of it with one foot and pluck bits off. That’s now not possible since his only working foot he has to stand on. So he’s now worked out that if he goes onto the roof he can dismantle and eat his lump of mince on the convenient table the roof is.

    Then just now I hear “Wuh!” from outside front door. Go check. A cockie. So he/she gets some bread. I suspect random brain nexii fired in order for the cockie to say that. Henceforth I’m now going to have a cockie at my front door saying “Wuh!” loudly each evening.

    The fun incident of the day was when next door landlord arrived from Sydney. He’s between tenants. Salt of the earth sort of guy who has a fruit-growing business. So I waves at him and says “hi! welcome back!” (It’s been several years.) He says I see you still have your birds! Hmmm. I turns around and on the roof of my car right behind me is alpha male extrovert currawong. ‘Yep’, I say. Then I hand extrovert currawong some mince which he then messily spreads all over my car roof.


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  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb8Hr85lulM
    01:19 Chinese hackers hack iPhone 13 pro in 1s
    03:03 Apple removes religious app in China
    04:18 Beijing plays down impacts on grain output
    05:57 U.S., Canada send warships through Taiwan strait
    06:57 Chinese, Russian navy sail through Japan strait
    08:16 Japan plans to build up defense capabilities
    10:06 China angry at Japanese city over WHO meeting
    12:00 Toys stuck in supply chain chaos
    14:41 Canadian publisher alleges twitter censorship
    17:35 Beijing gets Olympic flame amid protests
    19:13 Evergrande fails to pay debt again
    21:57 North Korea tests two more missiles


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  7. Doc

    Let me level with you. Other than the occasional Havana narrative about a Cuban hooker, my impression is that you don’t really offer blogging much. It’s more like.. oh I’m a Mathematician and I therefore sit in judgment above you. You offer opinions on the opinions of others which is a curious form of sanctimony. How about a little less piggy backing and more original comments. Just an idea.


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  8. Armourer, 24, on Alec Baldwin film ‘wasn’t sure’ if she was ready for movie set roles

    At 24 I would have been confident of being the armourer for any film and no one would have got shot.

    This generation is truly retarded, idiocracy live.


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  9. There were reports of up to three other previous accidental discharges of prop weapons on the set. One departing crew member called it “super unsafe”.

    Three previous negligent discharges could be a huge problem for Baldwin. Systemic issues are definitely his responsibility to fix. Three ND’s says your armourer is a moron. If your armourer is a moron, who isn’t going to check any weapon handed to them?


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  10. The reporettes gushing about the “movie set accident” are woeful at details.

    Were the prior ‘misfires’ … Negligent discharges? .. or faulty hardware/ammo?

    From what can be gleaned, it would seem they were actually powder loads that were too light.
    Though could be ND’s.


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  11. At 24 I would have been confident of being the armourer for any film and no one would have got shot.

    This generation is truly retarded, idiocracy live.

    Perhaps a little harsh.
    I know of a few people in their mid 20’s who would have the personal attributes to do the job.
    That is, highly organised, methodical and with the confidence to resist pressure to cut corners.
    Usually this last characteristic comes with age and experience, but some possess it at an early age.


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  12. Doc

    Let me level with you. Other than the occasional Havana narrative about a Cuban hooker, my impression is that you don’t really offer blogging much. It’s more like.. oh I’m a Mathematician and I therefore sit in judgment above you. You offer opinions on the opinions of others which is a curious form of sanctimony. How about a little less piggy backing and more original comments. Just an idea.

    I’m sticking to my policy of avoiding airheads, JC.

    So I was commenting on a book BoN liked. If you commented on my comments to BoN without understanding the context, and without noticing or caring that you didn’t understand, you’re the one with the problem.

    If you try to stoush with me I shall write you off as an airhead and ignore you. I think its infantile.


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  13. Armourer, 24, on Alec Baldwin film ‘wasn’t sure’ if she was ready for movie set roles

    Reports surfacing that she has a less than stellar record on gun safety on film sets.

    That being said, the assistant director is meant to be the “last line of defence” and, it would seem, didn’t perform an actual check before deeming the gun safe to be fired on set.


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  14. vote him out

    Rosie – One of my fantasies is for a referendum to be held requiring “None Of The Above” to be listed on every ballot paper.

    It would be epic. Quite possibly “None Of The Above” could win an election, seeing that actual dogs and cats have done so in the US several times.

    Hey I have a great idea! We should allow non-human political candidates because diversity. Animals Australia would love it.


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  15. Last week it was the simple act of getting a haircut.

    This week it was having five friends over to the cottage.

    Dismantling tyranny, brick by brick. 🙂


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  16. The most extraordinary aspects of the whores selling out the nation to Marxist poverty and slave status is that it happened so quickly, there was no public or parliamentary debate and the electorate has been totally disenfranchised.
    There is simply no mechanism for the electorate to register their disapproval.
    Big corps, big media, big Govt, little people.
    I quake in rage and frustration.
    Democracy was a short lived experiment. As the US is demonstrating, the future for we slaves will be apalling.


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  17. We’ve been out, Bruce, and didn’t get in until seven, so our Currawongs have missed the evening feeding time, where they usually arrive about 6pm summertime for something to give the babies before sleep. Sadly, they will have gone to bed hungry tonight, I muse, but Hairy says they’re birds and can look after themselves. He’s right of course. They shouldn’t be dependent on us. Talking about dependence on us, Attapuss is hyperexcited that we are home and is ready for his dinner. I give him some chicken Fussy Cat. Feline food. As if chickens aren’t birds too. It’s all too complicated sometimes. Anyway, I am glad your lame Currawong is not yet Crow food. You do see a few one-legged birds around, so maybe all is not lost for him.


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  18. Were the prior ‘misfires’ … Negligent discharges? .. or faulty hardware/ammo?

    Discussion upthread…hardware modified for a completely different performance setting is the conjecture to explain the “misfires”.

    As for the rounds loaded, however the bullet(s) got in there, at least two checks – those by the armourer and the assistant director – would appear to have been perfunctory at best, or simply didn’t happen at worst.


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  19. The most extraordinary aspects of the whores selling out the nation to Marxist poverty and slave status is that it happened so quickly, there was no public or parliamentary debate and the electorate has been totally disenfranchised.

    Maybe. Read the feed on rosie’s Twitter link.

    They’re getting exactly what they want. No one has been disenfranchised.

    Just us.


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  20. The comments on that feed are vile. What’s wrong with these people?

    They’ve been frightened and are looking to a strong leader to lead them to safety.

    Most ppl are kindly and decent except when scared.


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  21. Goodnight chaps and chappesses.

    The second volume of Bruce Catton’s trilogy, ‘Mr Lincoln’s Army’ beckons.

    He’s a fine writer.

    Gore Vidal didn’t think so, which I’ll take as a recommendation.


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  22. The comments on that feed are vile. What’s wrong with these people?

    Calli,
    That’s why I don’t think Victorian holdouts can survive indefinitely.
    They could starve to death, and all you’d hear is cheers.
    It insane down here.

    They may wake up, but far too late.


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  23. They’ve been frightened and are looking to a strong leader to lead them to safety.

    A phenomenon, which of course, has never ever happened previously in human history – with the tragically predictable results.

    Sheep.

    This one’s for poor ol’ Bern – Gaol. 🙂


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  24. Lizzie – I don’t know what is the story with Fussy Cat. The stuff is totally addictive.

    My mum’s cats must have Blue Fussy Cat, although they will reluctantly also eat Black Fussy Cat. One day last year I was buying groceries for my mum at her local Coles, and elderly lady behind me loaded the conveyer belt thingie with an impressive array of pet food including Coles mince. And Red Fussy Cat. I had a pile of Blue Fussy Cat. So we got chatting. Turned out she was buying the mince for currawongs and the Red Fussy Cat for her cat. It was one of the more entertaining checkout conversations I’ve had.


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  25. Were the prior ‘misfires’ … Negligent discharges? .. or faulty hardware/ammo?

    Discussion upthread…hardware modified for a completely different performance setting is the conjecture to explain the “misfires”.

    At this point the best guess at what actually happened with the prior “misfires” is witness reports from others who were on the set.

    From reading them (as regurgitated by entertainment reporterettes) is they sound like either under-loads. Possibly negligent discharges, however a fair dinkum ND on a movie set should (should) be a real big deal & witness reports should be over-the-top. (Mine would be if I were present when an airhead to carelessly discharge a firearm in my presence.)


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  26. What’s wrong with these people?

    They’re collectivists. Thou shalt not dare to express an opinion that is not held by everyone else.

    Stray outside of that stricture and it’s figurative death. 🙁


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  27. The second volume of Bruce Catton’s trilogy, ‘Mr Lincoln’s Army’ beckons.

    He’s a fine writer.

    Have you read Catton’s biography of U.S. Grant?


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  28. BoN, I should probably write an sf book of what would happen to a society that had no scarcity, based on a more cynical view of human nature than Hogan’s.

    My expectation is that they’d turn into a bunch of slobs and fight each other. Not to acquire wealth, just for the hell of it.

    Fortunately, I’m too lazy and comfortable to write it.


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  29. Just watching the embarrassing Payne on Sky.
    What is it about Australia embarrassing itself by sending overseas enormous fat bags of shit as senior representatives:
    Blamey, especially egregious given that he was commanding hardened super fit soldiers.
    Rey, ditto.
    Sloppy Jo.
    Vanstone.
    Kirner.
    Payne.
    If these people lack the discipline to look after their bodies, they lack the capacity for disciplined focus on public policy.
    I recall cringing with embarrassment watching Rey’s fat gut leading him in an inspection of an immaculate Marine guard of honour in Washington. We were a laughing stock.
    Other than Johnson, I cannot recall a grossly obese representative from any other country being trotted out in the international scene.. Australia has exported masses of the slobs.


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  30. Bruce, I’ve found Aldi 2-star mince and Aldi shredded cheese is a big hit at my bird cafe. I get regular visits from a fairy wren clan, pee wees, currawongs and magpies. The magpies eat from my hand, one sits on the arm of my outdoor chair just outside the sliding door waiting for the mince. The currawongs are more wary, they were stealing eggs from a chook pen somewhere in the neighbourhood and using my yard as the dining room and I encouraged them to eat their ill-gotten gains elsewhere. However, I am getting them closer, they take the mince on the doorstep with me sitting just inside the open door.


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  31. I’m sticking to my policy of avoiding airheads, JC.

    I’m which you on this one

    So I was commenting on a book BoN liked. If you commented on my comments to BoN without understanding the context, and without noticing or caring that you didn’t understand, you’re the one with the problem.

    I didn’t even focus who you’re chatting with and about.

    If you try to stoush with me I shall write you off as an airhead and ignore you. I think its infantile.

    I can’t control what you think about me and I let you know what I thought about your participation. I would have thought you’d appreciate the input in the same you were doing with me the other day. Don’t ever overlord me again.


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  32. Barrie Cassidy
    @barriecassidy
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    Why does the media discuss climate change policy only through the prism of what’s best in terms of internal coalition politics? That’s the way they’ll judge the outcome as well. Rarely do they discuss what is the best policy as a good global citizen.

    Revealing but unsurprising comment from Baz. His main concern is appearing to be a “good global citizen”. Never mind the fact that the stupid policy will have zero effect on the weather. Never mind the fact that the policy will benefit the Chicoms. But most of all, never mind the fact that the policy is against the national interest. You know, the reason that Australian governments exist.


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  33. Other than Johnson, I cannot recall a grossly obese representative from any other country being trotted out in the international scene..

    Truymp is morbidly obese, only been gone 10 months.
    Colin Powell, recently deceased SoS was another fattasaurus.
    Then there’s 4 Star Admiral Rachel Levine.
    That porker is in a class of her own.
    Hillary?
    Presentable 25 years ago, she’s a mudguts now.


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  34. Aldi shredded cheese is a big hit at my bird cafe

    Skier – My old dad gives his house magpies shredded cheese too. He had to wire closed the cat flap on his back door though, because they’d learned to sneak in, trot around to the kitchen, then eat his tomatoes which he’d leave ripening on the sideboard.

    Until recently for many years he had a satin bower bird male, with a bower, within easy viewing from his kitchen window. I’ve been very envious! He’s not really a wildlife guy, but has warmed to such things over the years.


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  35. What’s wrong with these people?

    They’re collectivists. Thou shalt not dare to express an opinion that is not held by everyone else.

    I think you are right, rabz, but our problem is that most people are. It’s at the heart of why I am disagreeing with BoN about the book by Hogan. Hogan has a world in which everyone is an individual who thinks for himself. Such a world can’t last long given human nature.


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  36. Don’t forget Beazo, Bons.

    Somewhere, under lock and key, and marked “Never to be Released”, there is allegedly footage of Beazo, in his tailor made cams, stuck in the turret hatch of a Leopard tank, and having to be extracted by his flunkies….


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  37. Beazo

    This personage actually existed?

    Big shot in the Australian Republican movement, now the State Governor – the Queen’s representative – of Western Australia.


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  38. I see the Hunt for Ed October has come to an anticlimactic end.

    Captain Detmer can sleep soundly, though. Chernobyl was in 1986. Rhode Island, 1964. The public aren’t terrified of nuclear power any more, and nor should they be.

    The Gweens would do well to drop this one and concentrate on nonexistent sea level rises.


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  39. The only reason Payne is Foreign Minister through the party & toyboy Ayers who now has his own problems in ICAC. She seemed beyond useless as defence minister and hasn’t changed.

    Another Photios drone.


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  40. Bons, earlier:

    Australia embarrassing itself by sending overseas enormous fat bags of shit as senior representatives

    Agreed. It’s terrible. Every single one of them, bar Blamey went ‘but muh genes’ before ordering seven pork roasts covered in fried cheese and Mars Bars, with a Diet Coke on the side.


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  41. Hogan has a world in which everyone is an individual who thinks for himself.

    Don’t think you got the sense of the society DrB, which is a grass-roots assembly based on respect for ability. Doesn’t matter what the ability is, so long as it is done with seriousness and intent. So a person who builds perfect scale models of ships would be as well regarded as a nuclear physicist who produces devastating weapons. Neither need to do it to live, since there’s an abundance of anything they might want. It may have a Japanese cultural underpinning, they seem to have that sort of respect for precision and Masamune-like minutiae.


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  42. Payne and the Belgian Minister for Health (look that gargantosaurus up, if you dare) could engage in a bingo-wing duel that would actually change the Earth’s climate.


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  43. I see Mr Baldwin, the anti-gun nut isn’t so much of an anti-gun nut that he uses them to make filthy, filthy, capitalist individual profit.

    Let’s see you mouth off now, you pompous retard.


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  44. Ed Casesays:
    October 24, 2021 at 6:21 pm
    about the nuke subs, I didn’t even hear a whisper in the “electorate” you’re so worried about.

    Not really a Nuclear Power issue since the USN isn’t letting the RAN have a look into the subs Nuclear Reactor compartment , so all work on it will be done in the U.S.

    Wow! The contract hasn’t even been drafted yet, and ‘Ed Case already knows the contents! Amazing what you can find with Google.


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  45. Back when we travelled the world, we spied a car with the Strayan flag on it parked outside some very grand building in, I think, Budapest.
    Street blocked off by heavy security so it must be a VVIP.
    Stood and watched to see who it was.
    Eventually, out waddles Payne and rolls into the car.
    I felt a great sense of National shame.


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  46. Be thankful I don’t take it all

    Didn’t they flee the Labour-run UK because 95% tax rate or something?
    Can’t go past this one but. The time signatures are awesome.

    Money


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  47. I once met Kim Beazo snr. He wasn’t the least bit like jnr. And quite impressive for a politician.

    Wasn’t it Beazo snr who coined the immortal phrase about joining the Labor Party when it contained the cream of the working class, only for it now to contain the dregs of the middle class?


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  48. Baldwin, the anti-gun nut isn’t so much of an anti-gun nut that he uses them to make filthy, filthy, capitalist individual profit

    It’s the smugness that annoys me the most, KD.

    Those preposterous Bourbonesque Hollyweird indivegetables actually have the gall to look down their coke soaked noses at us normal folk.

    In any sane world, they’d be condemned to a disney style theme park which we could happily visit, point and laugh.


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  49. Re the video of Mr. Avi Yemini enquiring of some nearby diners why they were abusing him in a vile public manner:

    At one stage the bald-headed flog was speaking in tongues to Avi.
    Anybody know what he was saying?


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  50. Don’t think you got the sense of the society DrB, which is a grass-roots assembly based on respect for ability.

    I got that, BoN. But it ain’t that easy. How much respect is an educationalist entitled to? Not much from a practical man, quite a lot from the gullible who are impressed by bullshit. And there’s a lot of them in the human race. The Japanese bought into militaristic bullshit for a lot of their history.

    Envisage that Chironian society three generations down the track, with a large underclass of ppl who get no respect from the grass roots practical ppl, because they lack the patience to master any difficult skill. But instead form a collective of dissidents who loathe the establishment precisely because they get no respect. And who are vulnerable to any bullshitting rabble rouser who offers them self respect in exchange for obedience. Who tells them how innately wonderful they are and how they’ve been abused and victimised by the establishment.

    I hope you don’t have confidence that it couldn’t happen.


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  51. I felt a great sense of National shame.

    I’ve been gifted with that unsettling feeling for many many moons, Señor Panzer, if that’s any consolation.


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  52. With reference to earlier Cats mentioning Katanning as a nice, affordable and relatively liveavle place outside a Big City (TM), might I also offer up for consideration areas around the Peel and Southwest regions of WA?

    To wit, the arc between Pinjarra and Manjimup.

    Smallish places like Boyanup, Capel, Harvery and Brunswick Junction offer their own self-containedness, good average rainfall (these areas are still currently green, as I confirmed during my sojourns to and from operating the Leschenault Lady this weekend), and are close to Bunbury and Busselton but still far enough away for good separation.

    Perth is the best part of 3 hours out, and need only be visited for specific purposes.


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  53. (This previous post of mine assumes you are either already Sandgroperstani, and/or Comrade Sneakers has been rolled or otherwise convinced his ‘[W]Apes Togevva, Stronk!’ gag wore itself out after his first pseudo-lockdown last March…)


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  54. Dr. Shankara Chetty Discusses His COVID Management Approach.

    7,000 COVID patients treated in SA and zero deaths. Very worthwhile watching.

    A quick summary of the treatment protocol (see previous interview).

    Stage 1. Days 1-5 200mg Hydroxychloroquine 1 x day
    Stage 2. If still symptomatic or if it starts again. Promethazine (antihistime) 25mg 3 x day. Aspirin
    Stage 3. If still symptomatic, highly unlikely uses steroids.

    If only we had a CHO as calm and considered as this Doctor. Note that he considers “Fear and anxiety of COVID” to be a co-morbidity (!!!!).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifqE8cBQbI4


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  55. Anybody know what he was saying?

    Cassie translated.
    “@#§*$%@^€”
    Rude Hebrew.

    Thanks Calli.
    What he & the others were saying in English was … pretty bad.
    I’d presume the Hebrew section was worse.


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  56. I got that, BoN. But it ain’t that easy. How much respect is an educationalist entitled to?

    Depends, DrB. I respected my Yr 11 Maths teacher a lot, he was really good. I didn’t respect my Physics teacher though, since he handed us the textbook and then went and spent all lessons drinking coffee in the staff room.

    Masamune was a swordsmith, if you looked him up. I have a kitchen knife my Japanophile brother gave me once. Breathtaking and beautiful. I daren’t use it as its too sharp and I’m too uncoordinated.

    Envisage that Chironian society three generations down the track

    As I said, read The Songs Of A Distant Earth. Interestingly it was written only a year after VfY. 😀

    On the other hand you have a point. There’re many SFs about societies which degenerate into miserable urban welfare projects where everyone watches TV all day. Usually the hero has escaped such a horrible fate, yet many in our society might like that lifestyle.


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  57. rickwsays:
    October 24, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Avi has a version of it up with subtitles:

    Thanks rickw.

    If any of those five flogs spoke as they did, to someone at my place, an option to avoid a physical fisticuff or MMA style escalation would likely not be on the table.

    According to Slatts (rest his soul) Melbourne rules were similar.

    Was it the presence of video cameras that kept things so genteel?

    Or do the Vikstasi have the monopoly on belting hell out of people?


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  58. (Oops, some corrections: it’s “The Songs of Distant Earth”, it was first anthologized a year after “Voyage from Yesteryear”, then published in full in HB three years after that (the edition I have), but was worked up from an original short story from 1958. A fine story, with interesting cultural and space travel engineering considerations.)


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  59. Calli:

    On the second, sure. But movies are filled with bloopers. No one, except the seriously deranged, gives a sh*t. Normal punters want entertainment, not a ballistics lesson. On a budget film, firearms trickery won’t matter.

    I was thinking along those lines when I went to bed this am – bloopers are a feature of many films.
    In this age of digital low cost filming, I wonder if there is film of the incident?


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  60. So the Nationals and Liberals have agreed on “net zero emissions”.

    Time for us voters to reward the Nationals and Liberals with “net zero seats”.

    Fair’s fair.


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  61. In this age of digital low cost filming, I wonder if there is film of the incident?

    Unsurprisingly, that same thought occurred to the Sherriff, who immediately sought a super-fast warrant for the contents of the audio-visual gear (i.e. movie cameras) on site.


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  62. Depends, DrB. I respected my Yr 11 Maths teacher a lot, he was really good. I didn’t respect my Physics teacher though, since he handed us the textbook and then went and spent all lessons drinking coffee in the staff room.

    Teachers and educationalists are different, BoN.

    Japanese culture produced some beautiful things, including swords, but also poetry, painting and philosophy. Their mathematics wasn’t up to much, possibly because the warrior caste despised it.

    Yes, being a compliant television watching slob suits some ppl very well. Sad, but it has to be considered.


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  63. Murray show chyron right now:

    LIKE IT OR NOT, THE NATS NOW SUPPORT NET ZERO

    A few minutes ago, he mentioned Trump’s new social platform – with a giggle.


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  64. So the Nationals and Liberals have agreed on “net zero emissions”.
    Time for us voters to reward the Nationals and Liberals with “net zero seats”.

    That’s going on my office wall.
    Arky’s “make horsey noises, squeal like a pig, dance, boy” haiku can come down for a couple of days to make way for it.


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  65. That’s why I don’t think Victorian holdouts can survive indefinitely.
    They could starve to death, and all you’d hear is cheers.
    It insane down here.

    It is but it’s always darkest before the dawn. Ten per cent of 5.5M is not a small number. And that will grow as booster req. kick in; I reckon they will loss 10% of the 80-90% they coerced. Another 10% by the second. And you wait for the adverse effects when they become impossible to ignore.


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  66. Rex Anger says:
    October 24, 2021 at 9:13 pm
    With reference to earlier Cats mentioning Katanning as a nice, affordable and relatively liveavle place outside a Big City (TM), might I also offer up for consideration areas around the Peel and Southwest regions of WA? To wit, the arc between Pinjarra and Manjimup.

    Thanks, Rex. Been a long time since I’ve been in that AO, but I remember it fondly. One of my old friends lives in that general area, and tells me it’s still kind of like California back before it all went wrong. List: added.


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  67. Not available on Kindle, alas.

    Geoblocked. Bummer. Comes up for $1.99, but I’m on VPN via a US server (usually quicker & more reliable than the local Oz one).


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  68. For good ol’ JC – Goose Springsteen (accompanied by Li’l Stevie) massacring a sacred ditty – London 2009.

    Thanks Rbaz, can I just say I like his music, but it’s just that. Also, I’ve seen him twice, once in the US and another time in Melbourne. He does a good job of giving it all.


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  69. Revealing but unsurprising comment from Baz. His main concern is appearing to be a “good global citizen”. Never mind the fact that the stupid policy will have zero effect on the weather. Never mind the fact that the policy will benefit the Chicoms. But most of all, never mind the fact that the policy is against the national interest. You know, the reason that Australian governments exist.

    This good global citizen sadly doesn’t live off any global money but the taxes of us non-global citizens. I’m getting to the point where anyone who declare themselves as global citizens should be exiled to this magical global country they call home.


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  70. JC – I want to do a Steve Jones and gift myself as many of his guitars as is possible without being arrested and thrown in gaol.

    If he’s a true collectivist, he won’t mind the oppressed helping themselves. 🙂


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  71. dover0beach

    Ten per cent of 5.5M is not a small number. And that will grow as booster req. kick in; I reckon they will loss 10% of the 80-90% they coerced. Another 10% by the second. And you wait for the adverse effects when they become impossible to ignore.

    A single quarantine with a nominal capacity of 1000, even stacked up four to a room, will not go too far there. Either TaliDan is planning a major construction program, or he has a problem.

    Speaking of construction, has Gunner been around recently?


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  72. Geoblocked. Bummer. Comes up for $1.99, but I’m on VPN via a US server (usually quicker & more reliable than the local Oz one).

    If can send it to me as a gift, I can afford to pay you, but I imagine that’s blocked too.


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  73. When the chatter about the carbon tax and sequestration and sinks with farms being set aside for these off-sets began back in about 2009 I remember going to meetings where farmers turned up salivating at the prospect of inner city green bureaucrats and pollies giving them wads of cash NOT to farm.

    Never get between a farmer and government money not to work; and that’s what scomo has given the nats. Matt kean too. Farmers don’t care; they’re effectively self sufficient; and usually well armed. What do they care if the cities lose power and chaos ensues with hoards of green fucktards bereft of phone and internet connections running amuck until their caffeine highs run out. Then they’ll begin eating grass and pretending it’s smashed avocado.

    I’ll give it 6 months before inner Sydney looks like downtown Chicago. Western Sydney is already run by the muzzies and they don’t give a fuck about power. And melbournistan is already cooked but doesn’t know it. Anyway it’s all hypothetical; according to Molan the chunks, thanks to biden, will run the place within a year or two. They can’t afford to wait until 24 when Trump may get back in.


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  74. Crossie

    I’m getting to the point where anyone who declare themselves as global citizens should be exiled to this magical global country they call home.

    Indeed. A UN citizenship program should be started, with UN citizens (and staff) being taxed by the UN to fund its operations. Tax Cassidy’s Australian taxpayer funded retirement at a level adequate to fund the UN’s operations, and watch him lose enthusiasm.


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  75. A few weeks back I signed up to the Covid Medical Network newsletter. In today’s edition was a report by an engineer with a link to an anonymous group of health professionals – mostly nurses – all reporting on the numbers and types of adverse reactions to the jabs they’ve been dealing with. The group was started in September and has 56K subscribers. The testimonies are unbelievable.


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  76. Ftb mentioned this earlier:

    Michael P Senger
    @MichaelPSenger
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    “Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on…$375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so the insects could eat them alive…some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed.”

    That is diabolical. What the hell is going on at the NIH?


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  77. America is a truly incredible place. Nothing remotely like that country exists in the universe.
    I watched a doco on Prime (by the way, Amazon Prime has really improved these days). It was about the beginning and subsequent fall of WeWork. How to describe WeWork? I dunno, I have to look to see if someone can better describe the business WeWork was in . They tried to sell it as a technology company in order to gain the multiples and for a time they succeeded. But is also wasn’t a real estate firm either.

    WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that provides flexible shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises. WeWork designs and builds physical and virtual shared spaces and office services for entrepreneurs and companies

    The founder and his wife were absolute nutballs. The business went from having a valuation of US$47 billion to being bust in 6 weeks. The founder walked away with around US$1.7 billion. It’s worth watching to see how a huckster operates. It surprises me he got away with it for a long time. The way he expressed himself had huckster painted all over it.


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  78. It is but it’s always darkest before the dawn. Ten per cent of 5.5M is not a small number. And that will grow as booster req. kick in; I reckon they will loss 10% of the 80-90% they coerced. Another 10% by the second. And you wait for the adverse effects when they become impossible to ignore.

    I agree, Dover, but a lot of the 10% will have had to submit by then.
    Avoiding the first round of jabs is going to get very hard, very quickly.

    As you say, the Battle of the Boosters is about to begin.


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  79. Craig Kelly MP
    @CraigKellyMP
    ·
    7m
    THE NATIONALS HAVE CAPITULATED.
    Net zero jobs, net zero income for the bush.
    The biggest betrayal of regional Australia in our nation’s history.
    It’s now ZERO trust in the Nationals.
    “You can’t trust Labor, Liberal, the Greens- OR THE NATIONALS”.

    TRAITORS


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  80. I think it was Bruce who spoke of getting an earworm from someones post a while back.
    I’ve had one for two weeks now.
    Started off with Greigs “Peer Gynt Suite” – the ‘Morning’ track.
    However, it’s coming through with no violins. No woodwinds. No harp.
    Just the bagpipes.


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  81. In any sane world, they’d be condemned to a disney style theme park which we could happily visit, point and laugh.

    Isn’t that what fillums are for?

    They don’t think they’re living real, meaningful lives?


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  82. East Pakistan (Bangladesh) playing South India (Sri Lanka) in the crikkit.

    Bangers crunching the Kohli wannabe deceitful sooks at present. Most enjoyable.


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  83. BoN

    I loved the Spanish guys shining light at night on useless ‘solar panels’.

    But isn’t our Sun, and all other stars, one massive nuclear reaction????


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  84. I rooted a Kitteh once. Guess who it was?

    Liberty quote.

    How did you go with the Viet chick? You know the one. The one you publicly set yourself 14 days to conquer.


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  85. Theory that the Coalition want to lose the next election and spend a decade or two enjoying lovely sinecures and board appointments for all the Hard Work they’ve done for the globalist class over the last two years looks pretty good now doesn’t it?


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  86. The Vietnamese chick. Come on, _roomba.

    Did you crack one?
    Scramble her emotions?
    Bring her out of her shell?
    Poach her from her boyfriend/s?
    Drain her white?
    Tell her yolks until she cried?
    Take her out in the big yellow automatic truck?
    Dazzle her with true crime theories based on partisan TV shows?


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  87. As you say, the Battle of the Boosters is about to begin.

    Dammit Mater!

    This Blackhat’s (And Spitfire/Merlin/Griffon enthusiast’s) internal gramophone immediately went full Goodwin at that quote.

    You’ll have to mentally photoshop the appropriate faces onto the dramatis personae yourself, though.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVVoH9-QH0

    (It isn’t too hard to imagine the CASA 21.111s presented as Flying Syringes though… 😛 )


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  88. Bangladesh must be the biggest shit hole on earth.

    Currently they are purging Hindu’s in the west of the country.
    A couple of years back they went east into Burma & purged Buddhists and then turned tail when they experienced pushback.
    Apart from migrating to England & joining the Labour party, I’m not sure what the country does.


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  89. Zip

    The big mac index isn’t an inflation indicator – that’s if it’s the Economist Big Mac Index thingi and not something else. The Big Mac index measures the *PPP of a big mac in various countries and then compares the cost to determine under or overvaluation of currencies against the Dollar etc.

    * Purchasing Power Parity.

    Makka doesn’t like it (Makka doesn’t like the Big Mac Index, get it) but I do. Most of the inputs are domestically based so for a rough and ready PPP it’s not bad.


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  90. Boomers can sit back and have a breathe a sigh of relief, it appears the title of the worst generation in the history of the world, is only going to last for a moment.

    Gen-x you godless fat man-titted lazy low-t soy poisoned cucks! What the hell is wrong with you??


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  91. Ahahahahaaaaaaaaaa.

    Let’s go with this, _roomba. You never fail to go chomp. It’s funny stuff.

    Tell me what you think you know, derived with the assistance of TV shows and Google Maps, and I will tell you how wrong you are.

    Again.


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  92. Very interesting:

    As Infection Rates for Vaccinated Aged 40-79 Hit Double the Rates in the Unvaccinated, the U.K. Health Security Agency Suggests that Vaccines May Hobble the Immune Response on Infection.

    Another week, another Vaccine Surveillance report (now published by the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the successor to Public Health England), and with it more worrying news on the vaccine front.

    Infection rates in the double-vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated continue to rise, meaning unadjusted vaccine effectiveness continues to decline.

    RTWT.


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  93. Colleen Gwynne

    I don’t know, _roomba. I haven’t taken an interest since she obviously covered for the real Falconio killer 20 years ago*.

    Right? Right?

    Have you found me on the DCDD database yet?

    *According to a jailhouse lawyer with a vested interest in Murdoch Bradley Johnson being released.


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  94. Colleen Gwynne

    I don’t know

    But, but… you were most upset over my “Free Colleen Gwynne” quip, remember?

    Alzheimer’s setting in?

    Truenadashadadapressure?


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  95. Malice doesn’t stop.

    Michael Malice
    @michaelmalice
    all your coworkers
    Quote Tweet

    AlecBaldwin(HABF)
    @AlecBaldwin
    · Dec 6, 2014
    I’m going to make bright, banana yellow t-shirts that read “My hands are up. Please don’t shoot me.”

    Who wants one?

    4:13 PM · Oct 22, 2021·Twitter Web App


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  96. Apart from migrating to England & joining the Labour party, I’m not sure what the country does.

    Sweatshop labour, students (there is something of a functional ‘Brain Drain’ amongst putative professionals with the money to get out), remittances from same, and the occasional Jihadi…


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  97. I should know who is Steve Jones?

    Bluddee hell, JC. How could anyone existing on this planet who might refer to themselves as a personage with an appendage not know who the mighty Steve Jones is?

    The guitarist on this anthem. Stole all his equipment from fat comfy ol’ hippie dinobores while the latter were havin’ a snooze … 🙂


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  98. The moment the boomers left politics the people on our supposed ‘side’ who took over from them, simply immediately rode across the battlefield and joined the bolsheviks and gave us all the finger.

    That’s the last five years of politics in a nutshell.


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  99. Sounds like a (repetitive) script

    It’s your script. You keep bringing this up.

    I don’t need to do anything else but say the same things.

    Ahahahaaaa ha ha.

    Now. The Viet chick. Seriously. How’d you go? You don’t mind me asking, right, after your very publicly announced quest to catch a rice burner?


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  100. Apart from migrating to England & joining the Labour party

    This is my plan, minus the labore pardee bit. I need to be at least on the same side of the planet as many English Roses. 🙂


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  101. AH HAHA HA HA HA HA.

    you were most upset over my “Free Colleen Gwynne” quip, remember

    I wasn’t upset, you dope. I merely mentioned that it was pointless saying ‘free Colleen’ when she was not and has never been in jail.

    Is that was all this was about? Seriously?

    AH HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAA SNORT HAHAHAHAHAAAA.

    Oh God, this is brilliant.


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  102. I wasn’t upset, you dope. I merely mentioned that it was pointless saying ‘free Colleen’ when she was not and has never been in jail.

    Course not, Cate.

    A mere quip re “Free Bradley Manning” elicits demands of “walk it back!”.

    Retard.

    Still defending VicPlod vs the Lockdown protesters, or in denial?


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  103. How did you go with the Viet chick? You know the one. The one you publicly set yourself 14 days to conquer.

    Lol.. Really? Eggles joins Animal House Fraternity? Wow.

    Eggly the conqueror.



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  104. A mere quip re “Free Bradley Manning”

    Aha ha ha. Gets better. Nooooooo _roomba, you’re not prone to mixing up concepts and ideas and places and names and times whaaaaatsoever.

    Find a post where I defended the jacks during the protests. You can’t. Nobody can because I haven’t. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Like your thought processes on pixels. The opposite effect to that intended.

    The Viet chick and the quest you advertised. Results, please. In your own time.


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  105. You’re all over it

    I’m sure many were enthralled by your chest thumping at the time, Cate?

    Trying to publicly walk back your “walk it back” remark?

    The ironing.


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  106. ‘free Colleen’

    The corrupt dyke plod?

    Exhibit A.

    Yes, Exhibit A.

    Now it’s just poor li’l ol’ “Colleen” individual.

    Not ‘free Bradley”, ‘course.

    Halfwit.


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  107. Eggles

    I swear, I’m not a tiddle taddle, but if you look upthread the Driller and Winston partnered up to defend and deny (I’m not sure which) Marcus Adonis’ plagiarism. I really don’t like to snitch.. but I thought you’d like to know. According to these two sleuths, MarK L Canberra is in the clear. It may have been a complete accident, according to Drillsie and we all got confused. Also, last night Drills said Marcus Adonis is a genius military strategist. He actually called him a genius. Just filling you in and I hope I’m not snitching or anything, but you should know.


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  108. As stated before, everything written by the Italian Stallion (lookit this gals!) is perfectly true.
    He would not lie, misrepresent, or twist.

    Honestly he wouldn’t.


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  109. Now it’s just poor li’l ol’ “Colleen” individual.

    Not ‘free Bradley”, ‘course.

    No, it’s not. Once again, you said this, not me.

    As I said, you’re all over it. Like at 105kg fatboi on a 45kg Viet chick.

    Or maybe not. Because having advertised it, you won’t tell the same audience how you went.


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  110. Find a post where I defended the jacks during the protests. You can’t. Nobody can because I haven’t.

    Megahalfwit denies its own actions.

    I detailed your halfwittery over at Adam’s blog and Twostix cleaned you up here, halfwit.

    – Indignant “walk it back” re Colleen Gwynne, corrupt plod
    – Defends Vicplod over lockdown protesters

    Defender of Authoriteh!

    A leftard hanging out with righties for chat?

    Sad.


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  111. Driller

    I felt I had a duty to inform eggles of this passionate defence of yours as he deserves to know. He’s highly invested.

    You can’t blame me as I felt guilty if no one informed him.

    How’s Uncle Ned?


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  112. This is my plan, minus the labore pardee bit. I need to be at least on the same side of the planet as many English Roses

    Curse you, Rabz. The North of England, the Borders and the Highlands of Scotland are where a gentleman can live…..


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  113. The guitarist on this anthem. Stole all his equipment from fat comfy ol’ hippie dinobores while the latter were havin’ a snooze … ?

    Malcolm McLaren said that the only reason he agreed to manage the Sex Pistols was because he thought that would help him stop Jones thieving gear from McLaren’s shop.


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  114. Now it’s just poor li’l ol’ “Colleen” individual.

    Not ‘free Bradley”, ‘course.

    No, it’s not.

    No one said literally ‘free Bradley’ sans surname, retard.

    Deny, deny, deny… as you approach a corner, shiny @rse.

    Is there any tax thief lower than a military shiny @rse?


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  115. I detailed your halfwittery over at Adam’s blog and Twostix cleaned you up here, halfwit.

    I’m only at Adam’s blog, with its readership of three, to tease you and Neil. I don’t even bother with you over there any more.

    Stix, as much as I like the cogent arguments he puts up couldn’t find any posts of that type either.

    If he can’t, you’ve got no chance.

    No Viet chick stories?


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  116. _roomba.

    Colleen Gwynne is a butch crew cutted sports lezzo, of exactly the same type as the Matilda Muffia I’ve been critical of for a few weeks now. I very much doubt that I would come to her defence under any circumstances.

    But, with your crystal clear record of absolutely not mixing up people and times and places and things and people with other people, you clearly know best.

    Anyway, that’s what you said. ‘Free Colleen Gwynne’ when she wasn’t locked up in the first place. Alllllll over it.


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  117. Is there any tax thief lower than a military shiny @rse?

    Dunno.

    Ask Mater or Kev or jupes or Digger or any of the other posters here who’ve been in hot wars.

    Ask this question of them, _roomba. See how you go.

    I’ll just repeat this quote of yours, that you made at 11.05 p.m. on 24 October 2021:

    Is there any tax thief lower than a military shiny @rse?



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  118. Apparently, Gray Connolly thinks use of the word ‘segregation’ in respect of unvaccinated in the midst of a pandemic is appalling. I suppose there had to be an issue we’d disagree but he’s showing a considerable and worrying lack of judgement here.


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  119. Zipster says:
    October 24, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Chinese & Russian Warships Still Circling Japan As ‘Counterweight’ To US “Destabilization” In Region

    don’t you just love msm bullshit


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  120. With all the discussion about movie firearms, there is an exhaustive movie firearms database available to all (if you can put up with the ads).

    It lists entries by movie, or firearm, or actor.

    For example, here is the entry for American Sniper.


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  121. Pigs:

    Nope. Early December, it will have to be. Will spend a bit of time there, and most likely do some jail time on the way back.

    Rang her on Thursday just gone, on the occasion of the old man’s birthday and Mum’s first without him in 55 years, 52 of them as her husband. She said she’s doing okay. Dunno about that.

    I will never, ever forgive these animals, nor forget what they have done to this country.


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  122. Robert De Niro wins court battle over estranged wife Grace Hightower

    By Charlie Mitchell
    The Times
    4:14PM October 24, 2021
    5 Comments

    Robert De Niro has scored a significant legal victory over his ­estranged wife, after a court ruled she was not entitled to half his income.

    The actor and Grace Hightower have been battling in court since De Niro, 78, filed for divorce in 2018 after 21 years together. Ms Hightower, 66, a philanthropist and socialite, claimed she was owed half the money De Niro made in Hollywood and from business ventures while they were together.

    The earnings, she argued, counted as marital assets to be split evenly, in accordance with a 2004 prenuptial agreement she signed with the Oscar winner. His fortune has been estimated at $US500m ($670m).

    However, the appellate division, which hears New York ­Supreme Court ­appeals, has ­rejected Ms Hightower’s arguments, upholding a lower-court ruling. The court’s ­decision reads: “The husband’s ­income earned during the marriage and other business assets ­acquired during that time are his separate property.”

    The prenuptial agreement, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge wrote this year, “establishes that the bulk of (De Niro’s) income earned during the marriage, whether from acting, film production, or business ventures, constitutes his separate property”.

    Ms Hightower, his second wife, will still walk away with a substantial sum thanks to the prenuptial agreement, which will ­require the pair to sell their $US20m home and put $US6m towards a home for Ms High­tower and their two children, ­Elliot, 23, and Helen Grace, 9. It also instructs De Niro to pay her $US1m annually in ­alimony until he dies, or she remarries.

    Their legal battle has prompted accusations of extravagant spending from both sides. At an April hearing, De Niro’s lawyer Caroline Krauss described Ms Hightower’s demands as “rich with ­indulgences and waste and greed”. Ms Krauss said Ms Hightower had spent $US1.2m on a diamond in 2019, which Ms Hightower’s lawyer Kevin McDonough denies. Mr McDonough claimed De Niro chartered aircraft to visit friends, a claim disputed by De Niro.

    Ms Krauss has claimed that the strain Ms Hightower has placed on De Niro’s finances means he was running out of money. De Niro has starred in low-quality comedies to pay the bills, she said.



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  123. Farter time.

    I was going to wait for the _roomba’s stirring defence of his statement that blokes in the military were the lowest of low tax thieves, but it would appear he’s returned to the less precise (and more Birdish) environment of DashCat.

    Oh well. Was looking forward to the Vietnamese chick story too.


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  124. I had a thought about the Baldwin incident, too (I know, I don’t often have them.)

    If a SA action revolver is drawn and the hammer cocked while the trigger is held back, as a non-experienced person may well do, it will fire when the hammer is released.

    Of course, even if this were the case, it avoids the question of what live ammo was doing in the cylinder in the first place.


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  125. His fortune has been estimated at $US500m ($670m).

    Ms Krauss has claimed that the strain Ms Hightower has placed on De Niro’s finances means he was running out of money.

    Which is it?

    De Niro has starred in low-quality comedies to pay the bills, she said.

    Ha ha ha. As opposed to starring in blockbusters to pay the bills.


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  126. JC/Eggles?

    JCsays:
    October 24, 2021 at 10:54 pm
    Eggles

    I swear, I’m not a tiddle taddle, but if you look upthread the Driller and Winston partnered up to defend and deny (I’m not sure which) Marcus Adonis’ plagiarism. I really don’t like to snitch.. but I thought you’d like to know. According to these two sleuths, MarK L Canberra is in the clear. It may have been a complete accident, according to Drillsie and we all got confused. Also, last night Drills said Marcus Adonis is a genius military strategist. He actually called him a genius. Just filling you in and I hope I’m not snitching or anything, but you should know.

    Shall we roll the tape on your lie, JC?


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  127. dover0beachsays:
    October 24, 2021 at 10:04 pm
    Ftb mentioned this earlier:

    Michael P Senger
    @MichaelPSenger
    ·
    18h
    “Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on…$375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so the insects could eat them alive…some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed.”

    That is diabolical. What the hell is going on at the NIH?

    It would be somewhat – ironical – if Fauci is destroyed, not by his lies about HIV/AIDS or by the whole Kung Flu/Gain of Function debacle, but by cruelty to dogs.


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  128. Tomsays:
    October 25, 2021 at 3:01 am

    There is no room for dissent from the fascist party line at The Age. From the Paywallian’s Media Diary:

    Michael Leunig’s storied half-century career as The Age’s best-known editorial page cartoonist has ended not with a bang, but a whimper.

    First they came for the always clear eyed, and I said nothing, being a dozy chap.

    Then they came for the gradually awakening, and I realized I’d failed at my job for over half a century …


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  129. ” If your armourer is a moron, who isn’t going to check any weapon handed to them?”

    The armourer is a sanity check, nothing more.
    While ever YOU have the firearm, it is YOUR responsibility – period.
    You should NEVER point a firearm at anything you are not prepared to destroy right now.


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