Open Thread – Christmas 2021


Adoration of the Shepherds, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1650.

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Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:43 pm

Runnybum says:
December 31, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Casey, be honest then,proclaim on this site who runs the RBA.

GO!!

I don’t need to proclaim anything, Dribbler:

https://www.rba.gov.au/about-rba/boards/rba-board.html

And not a single stray Yarmulke between them.

Cassie, if you are about- What is the nastiest Hebrew putdown you know (That you feel comfortable putting up) that can be universally applied to our littlest anklebiter here?

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:44 pm

You too Head Prefect is the RBA owned by the Australian taxpayer?

Show the evidence & don’t forget you are the site financial guru.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:44 pm

You know it was quite capable of flying until the useless effin female conservators cut the electrical loom out of it

Reprehensible.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 4:45 pm

Presently, the Cat is a mess of personal condemnations, a vile pit where a rabid mob has run me of town and the mob is now baying for Rosie’s blood with few standing up for her.

It’s really just some internecine fighting that flares up to the odd truck v train war. Keep the safety off and your finger on the scroll wheel. As my mother used to say, “If your don’t want your word salad just push it to the edge of your plate.”

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:47 pm

The RBA reports to the Australian government but is not owned by it Casey, research a bit more.

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 4:48 pm

Bern. I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about Indian enlistment in the Australian army. That’s why I was puzzled, although it might have made sense considering how thinly Australia and England were stretched in SE Asia.

I knew about Indian involvement in both wars, and was always interested in Joanna Lumley’s efforts to have the Gurkhas recognised by GB.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:49 pm

It’s really just some internecine fighting that flares up to the odd truck v train war.

True.

We did inadvertently spill over onto the Italian Front this morning. That was funny.

#Bing-a!Bong-a!

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 4:49 pm

Presently, the Cat is a mess of personal condemnations, a vile pit where a rabid mob has run me of town and the mob is now baying for Rosie’s blood with few standing up for her.

Sounds cool.
When is the lynchin’ ?
Is this a tumbril job?

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:50 pm

Casey you want putdowns? Here is one for you.
Ico del a grande puta.

zyconoclast
zyconoclast
December 31, 2021 4:50 pm

4 Minute video (some smiles)

Ryan Long
@ryanlongcomedy
Right Wing Sponsors vs Left Wing Sponsors

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 31, 2021 4:51 pm

feelthebernsays:
December 31, 2021 at 4:20 pm
What’s McGowan going to do when the punters want to start going overseas?

The punters already want to start going overseas.
They just gotta resign themselves to staying grounded, seeing as the punters are not mixing in sport, film or politics I suppose.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:52 pm

research a bit more.

Why bother, anklebiter?

Between your august self and Bird,we have all the ‘expertise’ on the matter we will ever need.

(Seriously, Dribbler. You populate a blog with Struth and Faulty, and recently welcomed srr. Surely you had the wisdom to see that only being lightly tarred with the Nuff-Nuff brush was bad enough. Whatever possessed you to try and drown your face in the bucket?)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 4:53 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
December 31, 2021 at 3:50 pm
I wouldn’t take Canbra as a representative cross-section of Straya.

I live here and agree with you. There seems to be three levels, the dregs, top and bottom 5%. The APS who at work are mostly useless but out of work are really great and are over payed by about 75%. then the Tradies that overcharge the useless others by 50% coz the APS and the dregs doesn’t know how much anything costs or is worth.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:54 pm

Ico del a grande puta.

Awww. Google translate gave you something milquetoast to try and disappoint me with, anklebiter.

So cute.

Please try harder. Actual Spanish-speakers will make your ears melt…

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 4:55 pm

Ted

It’s owned by whomever you want it to be owned by. Is it your brother and father, lex?

shatterzzz
December 31, 2021 4:57 pm

Don’ty know if many of you like a flutter but a friend of mine owns/trains doggies and one is going around tonight ……

Richmond greyhounds .. race 6 .. No.4 .. Key Bob .. they fancy it’s chances ……

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 4:58 pm

Ted

Do you like lychees?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Russel Coit’s adventures have one thing in common with The Project.
It is such brain dead crap that watching an entire episode is impossible

Can’t back a trailer?
Is this an episode of Russell Quoit’s Outback Adventures?

If the protagonist is unable to back a trailer, then it’s Russel Quoit’s Bullshit Adventures.
If they can back a trailer, then it’s an episode of Troy Dan’s Outback Adventures.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:59 pm

Whoopsie, anklebiter!

You challenged me to this:

Runnybum says:
December 31, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Casey, be honest then,proclaim on this site who runs the RBA.

GO!!

So I did.

You then tried to greaseweasel with this:

The RBA reports to the Australian government but is not owned by it

I think you need to go do a Grigory, and write me up a 5,000, word thesis on the difference between ‘owns’ and ‘runs.’

No references to Furniture Store nuffiness or Protocols will be entertained.

Happy researching…

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 4:59 pm

Lizzie, if you’re still lurking. I don’t think rosie needs too much championing. 😀

I find that most people have selective memories. I watched your trip closely because I was about to make one of my own. And the weird avalanche of criticism that followed.

Both struth and stix have maintained the same stance pretty much from the beginning. A quick look at the now truncated SincCat on Trove will yield a few of their posts from Feb and March ‘20 to support this.

I don’t much care to be called an hysteric or a collaborator or a coward or the cause of all the troubles in this country. If that is the view of some, so be it.

Let’s just say up until a week ago, I would have been grateful for a (modified) ‘45 haircut, so unruly was my crowning glory.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 5:01 pm

No references to Furniture Store nuffiness or Protocols will be entertained.

Ted works at the furniture factory?
Really?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 5:01 pm

Do you mean Bernardi?

Ooops, yes thats the one.

Being taken in and used like a $5 prostatot at a Parrot beak convention before seeing Bernardi set the whole group on fire rather than hand it on was what set him off I think.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:03 pm

Head prick & Casey jones, do you remember Peter Costello a number of years ago asking the RBA to not move rates?
Do you think as treasurer he asked or told them what to do?
I ask the people on this site to do the research, don’t believe what these 2 numpties say, look for yourself.
Go utube & watch The Money Masters, you will see how much you are being shafted.
DYOR.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 5:06 pm

I see Runnybird’s firing up.

Must have a couple of Dark and Stormys under the belt.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:07 pm

Hey knob dragger, how are you?

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 5:08 pm

Ted

I’ll only watch it if you answer those two questions.
1. Do you like lychees
2. Are you a registered employee at the furniture factory.

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 5:09 pm

And …on personal condemnations.

No one has called me “worse than Julia Gillard” again. Or a Bolshevik.

So there’s that.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
December 31, 2021 5:09 pm

A bit rich for the ABC to be reporting htis, given that it has no standards:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-31/bbc-to-investigate-alan-dershowitz-interview/100733038

The ABC is hyperventilating that the Maxwell verdict raises questions for her friend Prince ANdrew. Indeed it does, but what about the Clintons and their mates in the US’s left-liberal plutocracy?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:09 pm

before seeing Bernardi set the whole group on fire rather than hand it on was what set him off I think.

I never understood that.
It wasn’t like PHON.
It wasn’t Cory Bernardi’s Strayan Conservatives.
Why not just walk and let someone else have a go?
But, really?
A self-proclaimed Special Forces hard nut being toppled over by that?
That is worrying for potential voters in and of itself.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:11 pm

Ted.
Who “owns” the ADF?
Who “owns” any government enterprise/department?
Is it … The People?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 5:11 pm

Watch what? A clip?

Dunno. Is it professionally presented and edited? Is there an appropriate range of sinister music at relevant junctures?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 5:12 pm

If you want some vicarious Outback experiences Mrs Ol’ Leathery is your gal. After all you’ve paid for it.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

If you want some vicarious Outback experiences Mrs Ol’ Leathery is your gal. After all you’ve paid for it.

Her biased parochial misinformation miniseries on the National Party was about as bad as anything their ABC has ever trotted out.

Bakrhodes is okay, until it goes to your town, or somewhere nearby, or somewhere you know well, & you see a district you don’t recognise & are incensed at the misrepresentation & shallowness of the episode.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:15 pm

Ah right.
The Money Masters.
All rights reserved, 2008, Crazy Bird Fillems Inc.
Is this like one of those “esteemed medicos” videos?
Some very earnest guy with a lot of heavyweight books on the shelf behind him joining invisible dots?
Listen up.
The RBA being affiliated with a few international bodies does not imply ownership by them.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 5:17 pm

Ted how do you pronounce lychees?

Is it lie chee, or lee chee?

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:17 pm

Head Prick, I like pina colada & getting caught in the rain, I haven’t got the store address anymore although I did visit moons ago.
Now tell me you have watched money masters.
Don’t give me Casey’s view, he is too busy playing trainsets.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 5:17 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closuresays:
December 31, 2021 at 4:43 pm
More information please:

I can’t say anymore without identifying people. I heard another staff member say “they don’t seem to know our middle name is War”. A few old digger’s used to come in to help. One of them was moving the centurion tank around. Dribbling banshee says you cat drive that no H&S training. Ol Digger replies, I had no trouble driving it around Vietnam. It was his old tank. I have to admit I had a tear in my eye seeing the smile on this guys face remembering his youth. Funny thing was he’s not much older than me. I was lucky.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 5:17 pm

A self-proclaimed Special Forces hard nut being toppled over by that?

Speculating here…

Bosi ran 100% at the project for a couple of years.
Bernardi pulled the plug and walked away into a cushy position with Sky while everyone else got screwed.
Thats the sort of thing which could set a person off on a pretty shitty path.
Which appears to have happened.
(unless he was always a loose unit..)

Custard would be better informed on the whole implosion if you want details.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 5:18 pm

There has been a few problems with BBC interviews in the past.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:18 pm

One explanation for Bernardi folding the AC tent rather than passing the baton might be that he had put the most likely baton recipient under the microscope and saw things that we saw emerge a little later.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:19 pm

Biggles, your dumbness is amazing, how on earth you pilot an A340 astounds me.

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 5:19 pm

That was yesterday’s rate. Up to $35 now, reportedly.

Rog,
the missus bought 10x two-paks and has been talking them up for a week as the new toilet-paper.

I’m thinking of putting a spoof ad up on eBay just to see how high I can get the bid

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 5:20 pm

I visited the Furniture Store but I didn’t inhale.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Bosi has always had a hair-trigger for flipping the switch to full-on speaker’s corner orange-crate rants about peddlefile coverups that are going on all around you.

Those who watch their ABC’s “Q&A” may recall an episode quite some years ago when he was in the studio audience & was (I kid you not) allowed to ask one of the questions.
… he wasn’t wrong per se with his question, but boyo boyo boy did he ramp it up to Mach-1, go off the rails, and deflect from the actual topic.

Even I would have thought twice about letting him back into a studio again.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 5:22 pm

The ABC is hyperventilating that the Maxwell verdict raises questions for her friend Prince ANdrew. Indeed it does, but what about the Clintons and their mates in the US’s left-liberal plutocracy?

Been giving some thought about this. How does Jizzlane get done for procuring underage girls when no one has been done for doing underage girls?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:22 pm

H B Bearsays:

December 31, 2021 at 5:20 pm

I visited the Furniture Store but I didn’t inhale.

Wise.
The smell of sweaty vinyl is overpowering.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

GreyRanga; I was meaning, please, more information on what was done to G-George.
(names need not necessary, just the mechanics/electrics & implications of same, please)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:26 pm

How does Jizzlane get done for procuring underage girls when no one has been done for doing underage girls?

To be honest, my impression is that Jizz Lane devoted most of her efforts to procuring children for Epstein.
Whether she was actively engaged in directly procuring them for others, who knows?
It seems (although this could be Stanflix spin) that Epstein organised the “other events” involving third parties.
It is probable that Jizz Lane has a hand in that (so to speak).

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 5:27 pm

The smell of sweaty vinyl is overpowering.

If the vinyls are butchered humanely and their hides are cured correctly then the odour is negligible.
Don’t bad mouth vinyl farming.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 5:27 pm

Being in the Q & A audience should disqualify you for running for public office. Being on the panel should be a capital offence.

Who is running this country?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:28 pm

Ranga.
The case against Jizz Lane turned on the procurement of children for Epstein.
Given he died before trial, it is not surprising she was convicted without a primary abuse conviction.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 31, 2021 5:29 pm

Runnybumsays:
December 31, 2021 at 5:03 pm
Head prick & Casey jones, do you remember Peter Costello a number of years ago asking the RBA to not move rates?
Do you think as treasurer he asked or told them what to do?

Didn’t the RBA defy convention by raising interest rates shortly before the 2007 election?
I don’t imagine Costello “told” them to do that, given that the Coalition were running as the “low interest rate” option.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Being in the Q & A audience should disqualify you for running for public office.

Bosi would not have been on Their ABC’s radar at the time (it was quite some years ago).
Vetting procedures for studio audiences would have been comprehensively reviewed after his infiltration.

They’d have on the spot marked him as “Never to be interviewed, never to be readmitted to ABC property”

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 5:32 pm

Sanchez

Perhaps I haven’t kept up, but the only accusation I’ve seen against someone other than Epstein was from the Queen’s Land bullshit artist accusing princess Andrew.

It’s curious.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 5:32 pm

Considering how stage managed Q&A is, to get into the audience would make one wary.
Then being able to ask a question?
Sounds manufactured.
Just don’t tell you know who that.
They go all Warren when it’s raised.

(Warren from Something About Mary).

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 31, 2021 5:32 pm

Being in the Q & A audience should disqualify you for running for public office. Being on the panel should be a capital offence.

And being the host should be punishable by being stripped naked, tied to the towbar of a ute, dragged at high speed along a stretch of bitumen, covered in salt and left for the scavengers.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:33 pm

I didn’t ever watch Q&A.
What did the Great Man say from the cheap seats?

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 5:33 pm

“Cassie, if you are about- What is the nastiest Hebrew putdown you know (That you feel comfortable putting up) that can be universally applied to our littlest anklebiter here?”

Amelekite. The Amalekites are the eternal enemies of us Jews. Since Egypt, they’ve tried everything to try and destroy us….they’ve persecuted us physically, religiously and culturally. They’ve failed.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:34 pm

Timothy N, the point I am trying to put across is the government has no say in RBA decisions.
Sheeesh.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
December 31, 2021 5:34 pm

Dr Faustussays:
December 31, 2021 at 1:16 pm
Veganism certainly helps with the carefully cultivated gamine look.

Édith Piaf was gamine.

Greta Humbug is gamine in the same sense as those troll erasers that kids stick on their pencils.

Excellent and accurate comment – I think Greta looks somewhat anorexic

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 31, 2021 5:34 pm

They were so hopeless they thought having paintings instead of artifacts was better coz those artifacts were used to kill people.

Some years ago now the local warbird folks at Toowoomba had an Avon Sabre done up as Bud Mahurin’s Korean War F-86 and parked it over by the highway just inside the airport. Got a visit from two peacenil women from USQ who complained that it had been used to kill people and was terrible. It got moved but I’d have said ” not people, communists. Good, eh?”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:34 pm

Perhaps I haven’t kept up, but the only accusation I’ve seen against someone other than Epstein was from the Queen’s Land bullshit artist accusing princess Andrew.

It’s curious.

Who wasn’t called in the Jizz Lane trial.
Sure, there will be other perps out there, but which ones will be clapped in irons?

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 5:35 pm

“Didn’t the RBA defy convention by raising interest rates shortly before the 2007 election?”

They did.

I don’t imagine Costello “told” them to do that, given that the Coalition were running as the “low interest rate” option.

Quite so.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:35 pm

Cassie, why you constantly dig at me I don’t know.

Mater
December 31, 2021 5:36 pm

After watching the news over the last couple of days, the kids pestered me to see the newest (and second best) tourist attraction in Canberra.

I agreed. So off we went to see the newly scorched doors of Old Parliament House.

Tent embassy still there. I’d have thought that clearing that shit away would’ve been the first move towards preventing a third occurrence.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 5:37 pm

Runnybumsays:

December 31, 2021 at 5:35 pm

Cassie, why you constantly dig at me I don’t know.

She’s allergic to morons, maybe?

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:39 pm

Biggles, you should be well fucked then.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 5:39 pm

Don’t give me Casey’s view, he is too busy playing trainsets.

I can understand the anklebiter’s petty jealousy.

Beautiful vistas, decent aircon (mostly), generally decent room to move about in and hauling tonnages fit to make even Western Star’s finest* lay down and drown themselves in their AdBlue-laden inadequacy…

The video is from NSW, but a train driver’s life is pretty good.

* Western Star make gorgeous and very popular trucks. Certainly around where I grew up in NSW…

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 5:40 pm

What about over-fuelling aircraft at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide until it gets up to speed?
Domestic only.

Tankering in can definitely be done for domestic. The main point would have been the embarrassment to the Bat Eared Mong that he didn’t have complete control.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 5:41 pm

Amelekite. The Amalekites are the eternal enemies of us Jews. Since Egypt, they’ve tried everything to try and destroy us….they’ve persecuted us physically, religiously and culturally. They’ve failed.

Very good. 🙂

Anklebiting Amelekite…

Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 5:42 pm

Headline at The Australian:

Epstein contacts fear wave of arrests

Then goes on to mention a domino effect which will leave certain celebs dreading a knock on the door from the FBI. And the supporting pic is, of course, of Epstein and Maxwell buddying up to Don and Melania.

I’m thinking of taking a sub with The Australian, just so I can rant at them and cancel it again.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 5:43 pm

Runnybumsays:
December 31, 2021 at 4:47 pm
The RBA reports to the Australian government but is not owned by it Casey, research a bit more.

State who owns it now you pathetic weasel.

GO!!!

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 5:43 pm

Hi Lizzie, miss you. I hope Rosie’s enjoying Rome……we all deserve to get away.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 5:44 pm
Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:46 pm

Biggles, how is the country manor, the A340, the champion sniper competition, the murder detective ability?
I hope you don’t get too tired walking the 5kms to your garden gate & I hope the helicopter ride to your penthouse isn’t too boring.
I still wish your husband all the very best too.
Happy New Year my bestest bullshitter.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 5:47 pm

The Bee is freaking hilarious

After Conviction of Sex Crimes, Ghislaine Maxwell Announces New Job At CNN.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/Screenshot%20(1107).png

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 5:47 pm

My New Year’s Gift to all Cats and some Kittehs – when in Forbes, visit the McFeeter’s Motor Museum, where you can see over fifty different restored vintage and veteran cars of all types, including rare European makes plus old faves you will recall from childhood. It’s bloody marvellous in a special purpose-built huge barn of a museum.

Areff, drive that new old Merc of yours up there, stay in The Anglesey Colonial Boutique Hotel (go for the apartment, it is stunning with a private courtyard) and talk to Mine Host, something of a mover and shaker in the Central West on various Committees, a National Party elder, who is now a Quadrant fan.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 5:48 pm

Western Star make gorgeous and very popular trucks

They are great for custom jobs.

Rumor has it they are so booked up with work they have, or very shortly will close out on any pre 2024 orders.
They also jacked up prices 20% a few months back citing increased steel & parts prices.

Tom
Tom
December 31, 2021 5:49 pm

Cassie, why you constantly dig at me I don’t know.

Simples. You’re a leftard troll visible from 1000 yards.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 5:49 pm

Dribbling banshee says you can’t drive that no H&S training. Ol Digger replies, I had no trouble driving it around Vietnam. It was his old tank.

😀

Speaking of tankers I’ve been reading history wikis this arvo, and I liked this one:

Pancho Villa Expedition 1916

On May 14, 2nd Lt. George S. Patton raided the San Miguelito Ranch, near Rubio, Chihuahua. Patton, a Pershing aide and a future World War II general, was out looking to buy some corn from the Mexicans when he came across the ranch of Julio Cárdenas, an important leader in the Villista military organization. With fifteen men and three Dodge touring cars, Patton led America’s first motorised military action, in which Cárdenas and two other men were shot dead. The young lieutenant then had the three Mexicans strapped to the hood of the cars and driven back to General Pershing’s headquarters. Patton is said to have carved three notches into the twin Colt Peacemakers he carried, representing the men he claimed to have killed that day. General Pershing nicknamed him the “Bandito”.

He strapped them to the hoods of his Dodges and drove them back to HQ? Man had style!

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:49 pm

Dot, you complete cunt.
Central banks you complete fuckwit, but you are a lawyer so I can excuse you.

Indolent
Indolent
December 31, 2021 5:50 pm
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 5:53 pm

Ranga.
The case against Jizz Lane turned on the procurement of children for Epstein.
Given he died before trial, it is not surprising she was convicted without a primary abuse conviction.

Thanks Leigh.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:53 pm

Tom, I am no leftard…i am very conservative, please show me in my comments where I have shown leftard leanings? Or is it because you are following the site herd?

Winston Smith
December 31, 2021 5:56 pm

Grey Ranga:

Helped put G for George in place. You know it was quite capable of flying until the useless effin female conservators cut the electrical loom out of it. They were so hopeless they thought having paintings instead of artifacts was better coz those artifacts were used to kill people.

You’re joking, GR, I hope?
If true, that would be one of the biggest acts of bastardry I’ve heard of.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 5:58 pm

Central banks you complete fuckwit, but you are a lawyer so I can excuse you.

Central banks own the RBA.

The RBA is a central bank.

Okay, who are the shareholders? Who does the dividend go to?

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 5:59 pm

Come on Tom, where are my leftard leanings?
You made the claim, now produce the evidence….
You can’t because you lied.
I normally appreciate your toons, but now I know you are deceitful & you lied about me.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 6:01 pm

Okay, who are the shareholders? Who does the dividend go to?

The RBA is a legislated entity and pays divs to the government or the treasury to be eggsact.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 6:03 pm

Dot, you really don’t know the international central banking system works?

I think the profit the banks make is given back to the taxpayer…ask JC & Casey.

Bwahhaaaaaahhhaa

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:04 pm

The RBA is a legislated entity and pays divs to the government or the treasury to be eggsact.

http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/rba1959130/s7.html

It is created from legislation and government owned.

No need to engage in this crypto anti semitism crap.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:05 pm

Dot, you really don’t know the international central banking system works?

You are just making assertions you crackpot. You don’t know your arse from your elbow you ignorant hick.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Ted

Between you and the We Make Nafink guy we have the economics here all sorted out.

Thank you, thank you, as they say at the Oscar’s.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 31, 2021 6:10 pm

SKY reporterette Julia Bradley using sports terminology like a true millennial.
Travis Head’s positive Covid test has thrown the Aussie test team a “curve ball”

She was a very nasty little bullshit spreader during the Melbourne protests. Much opinion but little talent.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 6:14 pm

No wonder you silly bastards took the jab, you believe whatever gubberment tells you.
Again I will ask people on this blog to watch money masters on you tube, just watch how these bankers create money out of thin air.
DYOR.

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 31, 2021 6:18 pm

Given the magnitude of French losses on the Western Front, they may just have seen Gallipoli as a minor “sideshow?”

The French interests in Turkey went beyond Gallipoli, they were in a state of war with Turkey from 1918 to 1920 in Anatolia.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:18 pm

I just did *the research* please be more grateful.

The alternative to “making money out of thin air!” is Islamic “finance”.

Banks held reserve ratios around 40% before central banking. They weren’t 100% asset backed.

Knock it off with the HotCopper dumbness, “DYOR!!!1”.

jupes
jupes
December 31, 2021 6:20 pm

Tent embassy still there. I’d have thought that clearing that shit away would’ve been the first move towards preventing a third occurrence.

The tent embassy is ground zero of the Aboriginal worship cult. It has been there for decades and there is no way on earth a Federal copper or member of government would have the balls to move them on. They would need principles for that.

That’s why the craven Feds stood by and allowed them to conduct their “smoking ceremony”.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:20 pm

Again I will ask people on this blog to watch money masters on you tube

I ask you to get a proper education and be intellectually honest.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 6:21 pm

Head Prefect, have you watched ‘Money Masters’ yet? Or are you srill gobbing on?
I know you are just a greedy fucker, but are you willing to tell the average punter the truth about the creation of fiat currency?

Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 6:21 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare, I’m glad you are enjoying the many interesting and amazing sights in outback Australia. We were lucky enough to spend 10 years travelling this beautiful country. No boutique hotels, but our large, fully equipped caravan was with us always, in the middle of suburbia, or in the middle of nowhere.

I particularly loved visiting the towns and regions I’d learned about in school history and geography classes – when such things still existed- or places dear to our early authors. And the rivers: the Lacklan, Campaspe, Murray, Clarence (my favourite) and Murrumbidgee. History come to life.

We spent a week or so in Forbes, as we did in many of the towns along the Newell. If you’re still in the area, call into the Parkes observatory, the setting for that great Aussie movie, The Dish. In fact, call into the visitors’ centres of all the towns you travel through. You’ll be surprised what you find.

Happy travels.

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 6:21 pm

It is disgusting. I am glad to be gone.

burned a penny candle trying to find a half=penny

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:21 pm

The tent embassy is ground zero of the Aboriginal worship cult. It has been there for decades and there is no way on earth a Federal copper or member of government would have the balls to move them on. They would need principles for that.

Surely they can do it now? Arson is equal in seriousness to rape and armed robbery.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 6:22 pm

You never had to watch them get around in their hippy outfits and bell bottoms with stupid facial hair. Or see the stupid shit they routinely did.

I’m still “blessed” with nightmares featuring imbeciles engaged in the concepts described above. Thanks, Arks.

Bluddee hippies. 😕

Frank
Frank
December 31, 2021 6:23 pm

And being the host should be punishable by being stripped naked, tied to the towbar of a ute, dragged at high speed along a stretch of bitumen, covered in salt and left for the scavengers.

Probably feels like the good option if you’re married to that Ferguson woman.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 6:23 pm

The tent embassy is ground zero of the Aboriginal worship cult. It has been there for decades

Fifty years this year.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 6:23 pm

SKY reporterette Julia Bradley

Probably a protected personage. Sky has pressure upon it methinks. This story earlier today was a real stinker, but a certain symptom of action from on high.

Children hospitalised with Omicron in near record numbers in the United States, and most are unvaccinated (Sky News, 31 Dec)

Reeks like a five day old corpse.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 6:24 pm

Accommodation in Forbes varies from boutique at one pricepoint to basic motels or even hotels at lower rates. Something for everyone. Two country Chinese restaurants and a pub where they serve lunch and in the evening 6-8.30pm ‘tea’ not ‘dinner’. Very old style. Fantastic to see. The streets of Forbes through which they hauled Ben Hall’s bullet-riddled body were empty during our stay, the town had no tourists in, the locals were so friendly. Those famed streets once bustled with over 45,000 in population during the heady days of the gold rush. Like Richard Mahoney though, the canny Welsh Mayor who built the Forbes town hall and the place we stayed in made his money as a trader, in this case of fine quality European prestige goods, which he imported to sell to the neewly gold-rich.

Ben Hall’s story varies according to who is telling the tale. The locals held a Kangaroo Court to try him not long ago and found him innocent (he was never tried). The best known song is here. And here is one about the men of the Lachlan, men like Ben. Ben and his mate Gilbert carved their names in a bench outside a slab hut where they were visiting a girl; you can see a remnant of the bench with the carved names in the museum. Up close and personal with the lads.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 6:24 pm

Dot, you are a lawyer, so nobody expects the truth from you, so best you STFU.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:25 pm

Fiat money can be 100% backed. The gold standard can have less than 100% reserve ratios.

Fiat money is the problem, not reserve ratios less than 100%.

Poverty was very quickly eliminated in the west post the US Civil War, Crimean War and Eureka stockade.

The monetary system was the gold standard and otherwise free banking with capital asset ratios in the USA of around 40%.

Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 6:25 pm

The Laughlan River, dammit.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 6:26 pm

The RBA is a legislated entity and pays divs to the government or the treasury to be eggsact.

I dunno why this exercises the pea-brains so much.
Right or wrong, the decision making is independent of politics. It says so on the can. Why does this suddenly generate more “International Conspiracies” (ie thinly veiled anti-Semitism).
FMD.
It’s like asking why the AG doesn’t interfere in High Court decisions and direct verdicts.

Frank
Frank
December 31, 2021 6:28 pm

You never had to watch them get around in their hippy outfits and bell bottoms with stupid facial hair.

Hipster hair (those artisanal chin pubes) and couture is pretty silly too, punks didn’t age too well and yuppies are starting to look like the progenitors of influencer culture. At least people seemed like they were out for a good time in the past, not so much these days. Joie de vivre has gone out of fashion, hope it comes back in time for another round before I die.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 6:28 pm

Runnybumsays:
December 31, 2021 at 6:24 pm
Dot, you are a lawyer, so nobody expects the truth from you, so best you STFU.

I am telling you the facts. Shut the fuck up and take your medicine.

I have told you the legal reference regarding the status of the RBA. I am telling you how the banking system worked in the West before central banking.

You are arrogant and have been fed mountains of bullshit and misinformation.

I am telling you the truth, you can verify what I say with your own research.

Swallow your pride and you might learn something.

Delta A
Delta A
December 31, 2021 6:29 pm

Oh, for goodness sake.

Lachlan!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 6:29 pm

Runnybumsays:

December 31, 2021 at 6:21 pm

Head Prefect, have you watched ‘Money Masters’ yet?

Does it have high production values and slick editing?
And, of course, spooky music?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 6:30 pm

Suspects identified in Old Parliament House fire

Joe Kelly
Canberra Bureau Chief
@joekellyoz
36 minutes ago December 31, 2021
99 Comments

Several suspects have been identified for possible charges of arson, incitement, assaulting a police officer and damage to Commonwealth property with the protesters who set fire to Old Parliament House facing penalties of up to 15 years’ imprisonment.

The AFP is leading a joint task force with ACT Policing to identify the protesters from body cameras worn by officers on the ground, CCTV footage from Old Parliament House and clips circulating on social media, with a number of witnesses having already been interviewed.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 6:31 pm

Franksays:

December 31, 2021 at 6:28 pm

Frank!
You’re alive!
Praise the Lord!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 6:31 pm

Accommodation in Forbes varies from boutique at one pricepoint to basic motels or even hotels at lower rates. Something for everyone. Two country Chinese restaurants and a pub

Had a friend who lived in Cudal and worked in Forbes. We went to the local Indian restaurant, which had a fine mural of Cowboys and Indians over it. Really well done artwork, except for the wrong continent. Excellent Punjabi curries. 😀

areff
areff
December 31, 2021 6:32 pm

Good to see you back, Lizzie. And, yes, I intend to take the Highway Hun north for a spell when a short list of roadworthy requirements is ticked off. Alas, mechanic is on hols, so that won’t be until late January.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 31, 2021 6:36 pm

Reeks like a five day old corpse.

I’ll raise you a dead wallaby on the road in two days at 40+ temps.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 6:36 pm

The Anklebiting Amelekite is mighty desperate to make up the ground its master, the Mighty Road Warrior-Troubador, ceded today in its grubbishness

The Cat truly deserves a better class of troll.

Iampeter, if you are out there. Please come back to us. We will only completely shred you and your incoherent pseudo-Randism… 🙁

areff
areff
December 31, 2021 6:37 pm

Ethnics are funny when the muralising urge kicks in.

Chinese take-away joint on Williamstown’s main drag has a four-panel mural of a terrace overlooking the sea, complete with nicely drawn gulls.

The artist, determined for realism, also painted large streaks of seagull poo.

I’ll see if I can find a photo I took of it.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 6:37 pm

Ted

No, I haven’t watched it as you didn’t answer the first question about lychees to any reasonable satisfaction.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 6:37 pm

Several suspects have been identified for possible charges of arson, incitement, assaulting a police officer and damage to Commonwealth property with the protesters who set fire to Old Parliament House

With many many lettuce leaves being doused in spring water as we speak …

Bloody hippies. Again.

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 6:38 pm

You can fsck off. Allovya

thanks inco

same to you

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 31, 2021 6:39 pm

Wow they named that low in Coral Sea, BOM will name anything these days.

US JTWC have dropped all warnings and have it transitioning to an sub tropical low within 24h.

Be interesting to see CIMSS next pass, they still have it as an Invest as of 0430UTC (1430h EST).

Any surfers will be happy in a few days up on the North NSW Coast or Gold/Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Likely to throw off some swell as the bulk of the weather is sheared off to the SE of the LLCC.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 6:44 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
December 31, 2021 at 6:26 pm
The RBA is a legislated entity and pays divs to the government or the treasury to be eggsact.
I dunno why this exercises the pea-brains so much.
Right or wrong, the decision making is independent of politics. It says so on the can. Why does this suddenly generate more “International Conspiracies” (ie thinly veiled anti-Semitism).
FMD.
It’s like asking why the AG doesn’t interfere in High Court decisions and direct verdicts.

Sanchez, there’s little I can do other than ask him about lychees. I’ve warned Ted before that this shit always leads to one site only and that’s Jewwatch as well as The Learned Elders.

People of feeble minds should not be reading about central banks on the web as it’s really dangerous….as we’ve seen before.

areff
areff
December 31, 2021 6:46 pm

Found it, the Chinese poogull of Williamstown

https://ibb.co/Lt0MChD

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 6:47 pm

Bloody hippies. Again.

Speaking of which my reading this arvo was of the movie Patton, which I found Coppola wrote (amazing guy). That led me to daughter Sofia, who is a fine director as well. Interestingly Nick Cage is a nephew of Frank, and there’re several other talented people in that family. Anyway, Sofia gets me to the Virgin Suicides, which in turn gets me to the soundtrack by Air:

AIR – Playground Love

Rabz
December 31, 2021 6:47 pm

Reeks like a five day old corpse.
I’ll raise you a dead wallaby on the road in two days at 40+ temps.

Or our beloved Feral Treasurer taking some new “tax reform” brain farts out for a spin … 😕

johanna
johanna
December 31, 2021 6:48 pm

Woo hoo, the flounce is gettin’ shorter.

Narcissists can’t last long without attention, good or bad.

Honestly, nobody has shown more irrational fear and anxiety throughout this thing than GPs, and at my practice they’re mostly young and healthy.

My GP is pretty sane, never wore a mask during consults and accepted my refusal of a jab without comment. But, like most of them, she works in a group and corporate practice where the rules are laid down from the top.

The days of the sole practitioner are numbered, and this is the result. We have government funded (via Medicare) GPs in company owned practices whose managers take the path of least resistance.

My grab ‘n’ go clinic has had a huge stickers saying ‘Heroes Work Here’ across the front windows for more than a year. Some heroes – they closed down personal consults for many months, and now, as a leper, I cannot defile their premises. It doesn’t matter in my case – just script renewals which can be done by phone – but if I needed a face to face consult I would be in trouble. My doc reassured me that she would find a way to see me if it was needed, but so much for the ‘caring professions’ as a whole.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 6:50 pm

If you haven’t got a halfpenny spare at Christmastide, then God bless you, Matrix.

But wait, watch, it’s Hogmanny now.
There’s witches about. Witch-Finder General will be in betimes and I must away.
Because she is a complete and utter bully who has never been called out here for that.
Below is just the latest in over ten years worth of endless biting at her constant bone:

I will never let up, you flash rat with a gold tooth.

29

I don’t have to put up with this bitter female’s constant insult and harping at everything I say and do here, her axe always ready and falling irregularly on the most innocuous comments. Talk about Damocles. Why would anyone stay to put up with that? I prefer to be absent, and drop in only as a corrective to point out excessive mob bullying of someone else. Real and consistent bullying is a genuine nasty but too many just nervously let it pass. Or commend it.

Arky
December 31, 2021 6:56 pm

Gidday Lizzie.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 6:57 pm

daughter Sofia

A mighty fine lookin’ young woman in her day. 🙂

I’ll post a film clip of her a bit later …

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 6:57 pm

Forgive if I say that now would be an excellent time to open a bag of popcorn.
Not being insensitive or anything, I assure you.

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

(I am so going to be frozen out after this comment.)

Rabz
December 31, 2021 6:58 pm

the Virgin Suicides

A true work of art.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 6:59 pm

Don’t get me wrong Ranga.
Plenty of associates of Epstein and Jizz Lane would be guilty of kiddy fiddling.
Sadly, only a few minnows will be prosecuted I reckon.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:00 pm

Ahem, BoN – save it for a new “mystery thread”, which might be just about open to the public …

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 31, 2021 7:00 pm

NOTICE TO ALL COMMENTATORS:

I have just caught up with the day’s efforts and I must inform you:

Most of your accounts have been hacked – probably by your teenaged grandchildren.

In future, please leave your devices secure so this doesn’t happen again.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 7:01 pm

Ahem, BoN – save it for a new “mystery thread”

Ooh, shiny!

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:02 pm

It’s on!

Arky
December 31, 2021 7:03 pm

Opened the Ko- ken socket set in front of 9y.o. daughter.
Was hoping for some inkling of interest.
Nothing.
Not a glimmer.
And she’s just finished beating me at chess.
I’ve raised one of them white collar intellectuals, gorndammit.

Megan
Megan
December 31, 2021 7:04 pm

as the participation of the French at Gallipoli is.

The beautiful French war cemetery at Cape Helles with several large tombs over mass graves was a savage reminder of their Gallipoli role to this particular Australian.
My great uncle died in the attack at Achi Baba Nullah in July 1915. His Territorial regiment persisted in trying to reach a trench that wasn’t there and got caught between the Turkish fire and the French artillery barrage supporting their attack. Complete carnage.
Not helped by the bits of shiny biscuit tin attached to their packs which lit them up as easy targets when they were ordered back to their lines.

Arky
December 31, 2021 7:04 pm

save it for a new “mystery thread”, which might be just about open to the public …

..
Is that a threat?

zyconoclast
zyconoclast
December 31, 2021 7:05 pm

Western Star make gorgeous and very popular trucks

They also make butter

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:06 pm

My grab ‘n’ go clinic has had a huge stickers saying ‘Heroes Work Here’ across the front windows for more than a year.

Heroes are self appointed?

Hmmm…I may be busy this weekend!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 7:06 pm

‘Flouncing’ has nothing whatsoever to do with anything.
This is further bullying, pure and simple.

Call it for what it is.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 7:07 pm

It’s on!

Sorry, Rabs darling, but it is not.

I won’t stay here to tolerate this insanity.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:08 pm

Found it, the Chinese poogull of Williamstown

Well, shit…

#Accurate

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 7:08 pm

It is absolutely amazing how many here have no idea of how money is created from thin air.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:08 pm

Ever hear of Big Fun, rabz?

They had that hit a few years ago, Teenage Suicide (Don’t Do It).

We had an assembly at school about it at the time.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 31, 2021 7:08 pm

How’s Hairy, Lizzie?

Megan
Megan
December 31, 2021 7:09 pm

Time has both dragged on and flashed by since the beginning of 2020, Lizzie! It’s more than 2 years since we enjoyed that lovely afternoon at yours in Sydney. That was the last time we went anywhere outside Prison Vic.

Hopeful for an end to the insanity in 2022!

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:09 pm

Runnybumsays:
December 31, 2021 at 7:08 pm
It is absolutely amazing how many here have no idea of how money is created from thin air.

What’s amazing is you have been utterly beclowned on the matter and won’t STFU.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:11 pm

It’s on!

Sorry, Rabs darling, but it is not.

Nah, Lizzie.

Rabz meant his new show.

Where you need to play nice about his (admittedly quite nice, albeit acquired for this pipes-amd-drums, Synthwavist and symphonic metalhead) taste in music… 🙂

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 7:18 pm

“Woo hoo, the flounce is gettin’ shorter.

Narcissists can’t last long without attention, good or bad.”

Johanna, why can’t you be nice? It isn’t hard. And as for narcissism, you’re not lacking in it either. Nobody is here but honestly your perpetual nastiness and bitchiness towards Lizzie is adolescent and belongs in a school yard.

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 7:19 pm

“Time has both dragged on and flashed by since the beginning of 2020, Lizzie! It’s more than 2 years since we enjoyed that lovely afternoon at yours in Sydney. That was the last time we went anywhere outside Prison Vic.”

May we all get together again soon.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 7:20 pm

Rabz has a new show? Who knew? I deliberately don’t keep up much here now. And I certainly don’t want a bun fight with Johanna. I am sick to death of her, and may note btw that most bullies like her are total narcissists covering their insecurities by attacking others while preening themselves. I’m too busy to be here anyway and I did promise Hairy. Anyone who has read my piece in Quadrant would know that I promised to ‘obey’. 🙂

Good luck with your thread project, Rabz, whatever it is.

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 7:21 pm

Read some history….

The luckiest patients, however, were treated with lychees.

In the 1830s, France imported forty million lychees a year for medical purposes. In the next decade, England imported six million from France alone.

The lychees would be laid on specific parts of the body, where blood was most likely to flow from. After a few minutes, sometimes hours, the lychees would be removed.

Occasionally, people would set up repeat visits to leech houses, shacks filled with blood-and-water-soaked dirt where lychees would be kept for medicinal purposes.

People would even set up routine visits to leech houses, in the interest of keeping stable, good health.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 7:22 pm

lol. Snap, Cassie. See you soon at ours for a drink I hope, and Happy New Year.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 31, 2021 7:23 pm

Good luck with your thread project, Rabz, whatever it is.

Deft putdown, Lizzie.
It’s not just me, a lotta blokes here are concerned for Hairy’s welfare, can you give us some indication of how he’s holding up?

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 7:24 pm

Cassie, amazing that you talk about nastiness yet you & your sycophants are constantly nasty toward me.
Better you learn a bit of self reflection?

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 7:24 pm

the Chinese poogull of Williamstown

the artist probably worked from a photograph

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:25 pm

It’s not just me, a lotta blokes here are concerned for Hairy’s welfare, can you give us some indication of how he’s holding up?

Fuck off, Grigory.

Rabz
December 31, 2021 7:26 pm

has a new show? Who knew?

At the rate it’s going, it’s certainly isn’t going to be the new SNL … 🙁

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:26 pm

So basically despite the evidence shoved in his face, a weeping arsehole declares because “Shakespeare called you a cunt in 1597”, that he’s right about his ludicrous lizard people Khazaria theory about banks.

JC might be right about mentally weak people always end up blaming Jews.

Diogenes
Diogenes
December 31, 2021 7:26 pm

But wait, watch, it’s Hogmanny now.

And this morning, like David Starkey I learnt of the existence of Twixtmas, that twilight zone between Christmas and New Year

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 7:27 pm

Runnybumsays:
December 31, 2021 at 7:24 pm
Cassie, amazing that you talk about nastiness yet you & your sycophants are constantly nasty toward me.

Because you are intentionally provocative and invidious, you offensive, ignorant imbecile.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:28 pm

Cassie, amazing that you talk about nastiness yet you & your sycophants are constantly nasty toward me

Poor little Amalek anklebiter.

Still here, long after mere honour and oblogation would prompt you to hang about.

Are you planning to stay here and antagonise the Cat until Struth has finished crying into his blanky?

Or is your glass-jawed ego now so shattered that you are compelled to stay and feebly swipe at us until the rest of your act is shattered too?

Dammit, where’s Bird? A smiting hat-trick at midnight would be a glorious way to ring in 2022 on the Cat…

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 7:29 pm

You’re joking, GR, I hope?
If true, that would be one of the biggest acts of bastardry I’ve heard of.

No joke Winston. That idiot Director who was all about “look at me” put them in place. He was always chasing money which was a good thing but had no idea. Little Johnny gave him the old Post Office Mail centre across the road from the technology centre. Totally unsuitable and a waste of money. That sucked up even more money.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:29 pm

And this morning, like David Starkey I learnt of the existence of Twixtmas, that twilight zone between Christmas and New Year

Kind of like a long, dark teatime of the soul?

Megan
Megan
December 31, 2021 7:30 pm

I’ve been totally charmed by Starkey’s opening my eyes to Twixtmas. The history lesson of John Evan’s in the chancery at Coldridge was an added bonus.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:30 pm

invidious

Thanks, Cassie.

I like this word, and will seek to use it more often.

Kol Hakavod. 🙂

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 31, 2021 7:32 pm

I’m aware of the Indian numbers & sacrifices in WW1 & 2 but never, ever, heard of the French at Gallipoli before .. I had to google to got this ….

French Colonial Troops at Gallipoli, think Senegalese.
India in WW2 was an interesting case.
Hitler and Nazism were quite popular in India [and remain so].
The Indian National Army was several million strong, if they’d gone over to the Axis that mighta been decisive.
So the British raised a native Army to counter the INA.
That’s it.

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 7:32 pm

There’s witches about

dear Lizzie, I like you but you do tend to swoop in on the broomstick shrieking , “egregious, egregious!”

try to act normal

MatrixTransform
December 31, 2021 7:34 pm

and Lizzie, watch you’re own mouth

who wants to play punch for punch on new years eve?

do you?

Megan
Megan
December 31, 2021 7:34 pm

May we all get together again soon.

Looking forward to that possibility keeps the excess stupid, visible everywhere I look, manageable. Just.

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 7:34 pm

“Megansays:
December 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm
I’ve been totally charmed by Starkey’s opening my eyes to Twixtmas. The history lesson of John Evan’s in the chancery at Coldridge was an added bonus.”

Starkey was sublime in his total kiboshing of the absurdity of Edward V hiding away in rural Devon .

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 31, 2021 7:35 pm

Dropping in here and finding Lizzie back is a little pleasure, like being the kid who gets the toy from the cereal packet.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:38 pm

The Indian National Army was several million strong, if they’d gone over to the Axis that mighta been decisive.

Uh-huh.

Several million my fluffy, troll-spanking arse.

43,000 tops, you shitwit. Reformed twice, and squandered by the Japanese.

And nothing to do with the actual Indian Army regiments raised in either World War.

The Indian cavalry regiments raiaed for WW1 ended up serving alongsode the Australian and New Zealand Light Horse regiments, British Yeomanry and French cavalry in the Desert Column. They were well-regarded by the Allies for their discipline, fierceness in combat and their ‘harpoon-like’ lances, being one of the few lance-armed mounted formations amongst the rifle and sword-armed UK and Dominion troops.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:44 pm

Also-

French Colonial Troops at Gallipoli, think Senegalese.

Bullshit, as better folks than you have researched.

From the linked article:

“Finally, two thirds of the French Expeditionary Force were composed of colonial soldiers, though two thirds were also white. While two regiments were specially raised for the campaign from metropolitan France, many of the other soldiers came from elite European colonial regiments or white settlers from Algeria and Tunisia.”

So much for your bullshit about Senegalese, Grigory, for whom “it proved impossible to use native North African soldiers (though they later went to Macedonia) because they would be fighting against fellow Muslims and possibly occupying the holy sites of the Middle East.”

Fuck off and go put another layer of dubbin on Mother. And don’t come crying back here later because you are scared of the fireworks.

Begone.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 7:44 pm

FFS Ed, is there any sewer of ignorance and pig shit stupidity that cant be both deepened and made thicker by your contributions..

This is the turd you are alluding to.
S.C. Bose
https://www.jstor.org/stable/44133418

Numbers..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_National_Army
43,000; Regiments: Gandhi Brigade, Nehru Brigade, Azad Brigade, Subhas Brigade, Rani of Jhansi regiment

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:45 pm

Snap, mole!

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 7:46 pm

Come on genius posters like dot & casey, please explain how the banks create money.
All you can do is insult me …pointless.

johanna
johanna
December 31, 2021 7:47 pm

Knuckle Dragger says:
December 31, 2021 at 1:08 pm

‘So stop this emotional bullshit’

Geez.

You could hear the tears coming out of the pixels. Squealing from beginning to end.

Again. You’re an old woman with no recompense to an alternative point of view but to scream and clutch at both ineffectual symbolism and class wars. Both are equally offensive.

Settle, KD. This old woman deeply resents any comparison with hysterical types like him.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
December 31, 2021 at 7:07 pm

It’s on!

Sorry, Rabs darling, but it is not.

I won’t stay here to tolerate this insanity.

If only.

Sure enough, just like when she informs her adoring audience that she is (wait for it) going to bed, there are further comments.

You couldn’t make this stuff up, except at The Bee or Tatania McGrath.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 31, 2021 7:48 pm

GreyRangasays:
December 31, 2021 at 7:29 pm
You’re joking, GR, I hope?
If true, that would be one of the biggest acts of bastardry I’ve heard of.

No joke Winston. That idiot Director who was all about “look at me” put them in place.

Was that the Black Prince? He had a high opinion of himself.

PS, do you know an ex-RAAFie who worked on some aircraft restorations. UH 1 man, first name Dennis?

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 31, 2021 7:49 pm

Nehru and Gandhi backed the INA?
Now wonder the British were jittery.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:50 pm

All you can do is insult me …pointless.

Righto, Amelekite…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:51 pm

Nehru and Gandhi backed the INA?
Now wonder the British were jittery

Grigs bombing out harder tonight than he did last night with the Hilton bombing.

Indian politics must be his blind spot…

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 31, 2021 7:51 pm

Hitler and Nazism were quite popular in India [and remain so].

Bit over 20 years ago, I was doing some work where bales of jute from India were being processed.
In one bale was a broken-off bit of the processing machinery (India) – it had the German swastika / symbols. Machinery must have been pre-war.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 7:53 pm

Angwy wex, instead òf insults explain the creation of money in the modern monetary system.

GO!!

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 31, 2021 7:54 pm

Richard Cranium

The Indian National Army was several million strong, if they’d gone over to the Axis that mighta been decisive.
So the British raised a native Army to counter the INA.

Your Google-fu has truly deserted you.

The British Indian Army dated back to the East India Company. The Indian National Army was raised by Subhas Chandra Bose during WW II. It was never very strong, certainly not “several million”. It operated alongside the Japanese (Axis members, FYI) in Burma, but was generally ineffective. Some Indian soldiers captured in Singapore joined the INA, but most remained “true to their salt”.

Learn to Google properly, or fvck off fvckwit.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 7:56 pm

Come on genius posters like dot & casey, please explain how the banks create money.

They don’t, anklebiter.

Money is a universally agreed-on commodity of exchange. You can add or take away tokens or scrip, thus diluting or strengthening the value of said commodity.

But short of a majority of nations and businesses refusing to recognise a currency or instituting or obliterating it and refusing its trade, it is neither created nor destroyed.

You are as cartoonish as the fictional (patsy) Communist terrorists in Tom Clancy’s Raonbow Six, who kidnapped a rich German banker and demanded he provide them the codes with his fellows controlled the world economy.

Your magical thinking is even more magical than Bird’s, and he has the excuse of being legitimately mad…

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 31, 2021 7:59 pm

it had the German swastika / symbols. Machinery must have been pre-war.

Nah.
The Swastika is an ancient Sanskrit symbol.
Cassie said a while ago that there’s a few inlaid in the wall at an old Sydney building, perhaps the Customs House?

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 31, 2021 8:00 pm

Dick ‘Ed is certainly keen on demonstrating his ignorance tonight!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 8:01 pm

In one bale was a broken-off bit of the processing machinery (India) – it had the German swastika / symbols. Machinery must have been pre-war.

Or it was legitimately Indian, or Indian-maintained.

The swastika is an old Hindu symbol for luck and longevity. Symbolically significant to the point old Mughal-era fortresses were often laid out in its shape.

I have at my (hobby) railway, a locomotive constructed by the German firm Henschel in 1938. And I have the drawings for it and its later Societé Franco-Belge cousins also.

Not a single swastika on the Builder’s Plates…

Cassie of Sydney
December 31, 2021 8:02 pm

“Bit over 20 years ago, I was doing some work where bales of jute from India were being processed.
In one bale was a broken-off bit of the processing machinery (India) – it had the German swastika / symbols. Machinery must have been pre-war.”

The Hindu Swastika is still common. It’s used by Brahmin Indians.

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