Open Thread-Weekend 23 Oct 2021


Bertran de Born – Eighth Circle, Gustave Dore, 1860s

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JC
JC
October 24, 2021 10:28 pm

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.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 24, 2021 10:28 pm

John Howard and Peter Costello worked for whom???

Indolent
Indolent
October 24, 2021 10:29 pm
twostix
twostix
October 24, 2021 10:30 pm

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??

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:30 pm

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.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:31 pm

Dazzle her with true crime theories based on partisan TV shows?

How’s Colleen Gwynne’s committal hearing shaping up?

C.L.
C.L.
October 24, 2021 10:33 pm

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.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:35 pm

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.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:35 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
October 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm

Sounds like a (repetitive) script from an Alec Baldwin sitcom.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:36 pm

Ha ha ha ha.

Aaaaaaaha ha ha.

Snort.

This is gold.

Winston Smith
October 24, 2021 10:37 pm

rickw:

Radiator hose manufacture with zero OHS:

Reminded me of the triple roll mill at the paint factory, used for grinding pigments for ink…

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:38 pm

Colleen Gwynne

I don’t know

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

Alzheimer’s setting in?

Truenadashadadapressure?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 24, 2021 10:38 pm

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

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
October 24, 2021 10:38 pm

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…

Rabz
October 24, 2021 10:39 pm

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 … 🙂

twostix
twostix
October 24, 2021 10:39 pm

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.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:39 pm

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?

Rabz
October 24, 2021 10:41 pm

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. 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:41 pm

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.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 24, 2021 10:45 pm

I’m two & half episodes into The North Water.
Jeebers, not for the delicate ones.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:45 pm

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?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:46 pm

Ha ha ha.

You’re all over it, _roomba. Don’t miss a trick. One hundred per cent. Not confused at all.

Check your email.

Jorge
Jorge
October 24, 2021 10:46 pm

Julia and George are here because of John Howard.

Single handedly he has resurrected the Australian film industry.

Eat shit Phatty.

JC
JC
October 24, 2021 10:47 pm

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.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:48 pm

‘free Colleen’

The corrupt dyke plod?

NT knuckle dragger, ‘course.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:49 pm

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.

Zipster
Zipster
October 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 10:50 pm

‘free Colleen’

The corrupt dyke plod?

Exhibit A.

That was your own quote, you dill.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:51 pm

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.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 10:54 pm

‘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.

JC
JC
October 24, 2021 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.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Crikey, egg & grigs infesting the place.
Who is prepared to chip in to get Monty to open up again?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

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.

Zipster
Zipster
October 24, 2021 10:55 pm

Keiser Report | Are You Prepared? | E1765
In this episode of #KeiserReport, Max and Stacy ask, “are you prepared?” For the sudden repricing of everything, including risk and money.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 11:00 pm

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.

Indolent
Indolent
October 24, 2021 11:00 pm

Newspoll
Liberals (deservedly) circling the drain.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 11:01 pm

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.

JC
JC
October 24, 2021 11:01 pm

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?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 24, 2021 11:02 pm

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…..

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
October 24, 2021 11:02 pm

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.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 11:05 pm

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?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 11:06 pm

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?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 11:10 pm

_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.

egg_
egg_
October 24, 2021 11:11 pm

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

Liberty quote right there, Bart Simpson.

Da ironing!

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 24, 2021 11:12 pm

everybody was kung fu fighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmfudW7rbG0

love the way emperor xi fucks on everyone not like him.

Zipster
Zipster
October 24, 2021 11:14 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 11:14 pm

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?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 11:15 pm

Wait for it………

‘but but but but’

Ah ha ha ha ha ha.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 24, 2021 11:17 pm

and xi claims the french trained mao picked on his father…

Emperor Xi is a bullshitter.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 24, 2021 11:45 pm

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

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 24, 2021 11:48 pm

KD

are you with your Mum yet????

Bruce in WA
October 24, 2021 11:53 pm

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.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 24, 2021 11:55 pm

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.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
October 25, 2021 12:00 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
October 24, 2021 at 11:55 pm

saddest and totally agree.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 25, 2021 12:02 am

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.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 25, 2021 12:03 am

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.

Bruce in WA
October 25, 2021 12:03 am

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.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
October 25, 2021 12:16 am

I’ve got songs of distant earth from pdfdrive. Thanks for the suggestion.

jupes
jupes
October 25, 2021 12:40 am

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.

Winston Smith
October 25, 2021 6:41 am

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?

Winston Smith
October 25, 2021 6:55 am

I suppose there’s a new thread…

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 25, 2021 7:50 am

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.

srr
srr
October 25, 2021 8:05 am

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 …

Kneel
Kneel
October 25, 2021 10:42 am

” 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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