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Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow, Adolph Northen, 1866

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Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
February 18, 2022 11:01 pm

Rabzsays:
February 18, 2022 at 9:54 pm

Rabz, I am well aware that this one is Usain Bolt v a Galapagos tortoise.
However, I played perfectly fair. At 2.49pm I referred readers to one of Lizzie’s posts, my subsequent post, and then Lizzie’s response to my post. I was perfectly willing to let her have the last word and let readers judge on the basis of that last comment by her. If she chooses to make further misrepresentations, surely I’m at least allowed to suggest that she back them up with verifiable references to the source material.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 18, 2022 11:02 pm

Yuendumu: First shot failed to stop armed teen Kumanjayi Walker, court told

Amos Aikman
Northern Correspondent
@amosaikman
An hour ago February 18, 2022

The first shot Zachary Rolfe fired into Kumanjayi Walker did not “incapacitate” the Aboriginal teenager, who retained control of an “edged weapon” capable of inflicting an injury that could cause death within minutes, a court has heard.

The expert evidence elicited from prosecution witnesses may become crucial in the defence of the young Northern Territory policeman.

The jury in Constable Rolfe’s murder trial has been repeatedly told about a police training maxim, “knife equals gun”.

Constable Rolfe shot Walker three times after the latter stabbed him with scissors during a botched attempted arrest in the troubled outback community of Yuendumu.

The jury has heard NT police officers are taught to draw their firearm if an offender produces anything “capable of penetrating … cutting, slashing or drawing blood”.

That could be a knife but could also be a pen, a credit card, some plastic or household keys.

They are taught to fire if necessary and to keep firing until the subject is “incapacitated”.

The term means no longer able to inflict harm on the officer or on another person.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:04 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:

February 18, 2022 at 9:43 pm

“Dogs can be dumb as rocks sometimes.”

So can humans.

Quite so.
If you are wondering why a dog did something stupid, the answer can usually be found at the other end of the lead.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 18, 2022 11:04 pm

Thank you for that link, Indolent.

It is a shame that senior Public Servants are not structurally or culturally subject to the same sort of accountability here.

Common sense prevails. 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 18, 2022 11:04 pm

I’m a hacker.

My Golf Australia handicap is 21.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:06 pm

Who needs source material? I take sides in stouches based on colours.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 18, 2022 11:06 pm

That could be a knife but could also be a pen, a credit card, some plastic or household keys.

Righto. Ease up, Amos.

Nobody’s going to slap leather if someone breaks out a credit card or a pen, unless that someone is John Wick.

srr
srr
February 18, 2022 11:08 pm

feelthebern says:
February 18, 2022 at 8:36 pm

srr says:
February 18, 2022 at 7:41 pm

Dumb cunt.

Yes, how very silly of me to repeat facts of being criminally, racially vilified here by those who can just, make it go away … from here.
That makes your empty insult so, empty, and cowardly.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:08 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:

February 18, 2022 at 9:30 pm

….
Especially not blue cattle dogs. I was chased by one last week, on bicycle.

Are you serious?
This could make big money.
A blue heeler who can ride a bike!
Wow!
Hollywood would love it.

rosie
rosie
February 18, 2022 11:09 pm

I said what?
Pretty sure I’ve made zero comments about Canada other than to wonder why collectively Australia New Zealand and Canada governments seems to be the stupidest.
Yes and the lockdown suffering of the good burghers of Gympie echoed around the world.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:11 pm

Real hackers don’t have Golf Australia handicaps.

I went to a corporate golf day where they gave everyone without a GA handicap 36. Somewhat shamefully I picked up a Waterford decanter I have in a box somewhere. Alas it can never see the light of day.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 18, 2022 11:13 pm

Nobody’s going to slap leather if someone breaks out a credit card or a pen, unless that someone is John Wick

I did think that uncalled for exaggeration on the journo’s part, indeed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 18, 2022 11:15 pm

Kerrie Sutherland, an emergency specialist formerly attached to Alice Springs Hospital, treated Constable Rolfe after the Yuendumu incident. She testified the puncture wound he received was “less than three millimetres” and did not require stitches.

She said he presented at the hospital alert, with a full range of motion to his shoulder and not exhibiting any signs of pain.

More from the article in the Oz. I’m wondering, irreverently, how Kerrie Walsh would have reacted if she had been stabbed with a pair of scissors…

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:18 pm

A blue heeler who can ride a bike!

Fuck Bluey. Socialist lapdog.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
February 18, 2022 11:21 pm

This should be stock, no option packages required.

(My jaw dropped when he accelerated at high speed).

1239HP Toyota SUPRA 2JZ 360° on AUTOBAHN by AutoTopNL

I’m not sure I’d be able to handle 1000+ HP in any car to be honest… thought I’d certainly give it a shot.

I’ll soon be adjusting to my new toy in the next few weeks once I can register it 🙂

I do believe that any level of torque and horsepower should be legally available to anyone though, it’s why we have insurance after all…

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
February 18, 2022 11:25 pm

When the police chief quit this week, Deans made a move to replace him with someone from out of town — without going through the proper process, without any competition for the position, and failing to even notify the city council.

There’s a new default question we have to ask any time these quick change artists go to work:
“Is the replacement a graduate of Schwab School?”

Are they the Eric Cartman of the WEF?
“Screw you guys, I’m coming from Schwaaab Schoool.”

Et cetera.

Bruce in WA
February 18, 2022 11:27 pm

Was watching the teev tonight while they were breathlessly expounding on the Soviet/Ukraine war, with footage of troops from both sides obviously in real firing warfare, from individual firearms to heavy machine guns on armour. It looked like all hell had broken loose.

Just then I noticed one small detail … and even watched other footage to check. In every single one of those “live-firing” videos there were bloody great BFAs on the muzzle of the weapons! Obviously, that was footage from various exercises from who knows where or when.

If there IS a real shooting war, the media carry at least 50% of the blame!!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:27 pm

How’s the bonhomie, eh?
It’s grouse.
You could travel the world and never get better bonhomie than we got here.
Fuckin’ tops.

Megan
Megan
February 18, 2022 11:28 pm

I see the venom tipplers are still sipping.

And there you are, fully exposed as the equally venomous, finger pointing, nasty little personality you actually are. Pretending virtue while smugly indulging in all the vices.

But you do you, petal. Some of us can quickly recognise a hypocrite when we encounter them, whether it’s on a blog or in real life. And you, sweetheart, deserve to have your photo right next to that word in dictionaries world-wide.

You don’t have the intellectual firepower or the humility to ever question or change.

Frank
Frank
February 18, 2022 11:29 pm

I take sides in stouches based on colours.

The one with a better haircut does it for me.

Megan
Megan
February 18, 2022 11:30 pm

I’m full of bonhomie this evening. And a fair bit of single malt.

Good thing or my sickly sweet nature could really turn nasty.

rosie
rosie
February 18, 2022 11:31 pm

More flamingos.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
February 18, 2022 11:32 pm

I recommend anyone interested in seeing a vision of our future check out the latest video by Dave Cullen on bitchute.

The link doesn’t seem to work, so search for his ‘Computing Forever’ channel.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:32 pm

I went to a corporate golf day where they gave everyone without a GA handicap 36. Somewhat shamefully I picked up a Waterford decanter I have in a box somewhere. Alas it can never see the light of day.

Ironically, that is the hacker’s greatest fear.
Turning up with a max handicap, having a blinder and winning the trophy.
Thereafter known as the Ronnie Biggs Memorial Great Golf Robbery trophy.
“Bandit” they whisper every time he picks up club for the rest of life.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 18, 2022 11:34 pm

New restrictions are a-comin’ in the West:

Premier unveils restrictions to limit spread
From 6am Monday, the indoor mask mandate is also set to be extended to apply to the entire state.

At the same time ‘level one measures’ are due to come into effect for Perth

And here’s another restriction slapped onto the pile:

The Premier also revealed that, based on health advice, bottle shops would be removed from proof of vaccination requirements immediately.

“This is being done ahead of a review of other proof of vaccination and contact registration measures, given that we’re entering the next phase of the pandemic,” he said.

Um, what? There is a lot wrong with this right here. Firstly, the proof of vaxx requirements – according to McFuckface’s government – affects a tiny, insignificant proportion of the population. So what’s this all about? Why bother? Why is this restriction being lifted while others are being imposed? What’s so special about bottle shops? What the hell health advice is informing this decision? Why was the restriction put in place in the first instance, and why does “entering the next phase of the pandemic” mean it should be lifted? IMMEDIATELY?

This really doesn’t make sense, and I mean it doesn’t make sense using the state’s logic. It runs contra to everything McFuckface has pulled thus far.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:35 pm

More flamingos.

Would certainly help my cookbook sales. Colesworths stock control is a taste of where we are headed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 18, 2022 11:40 pm

I’m full of bonhomie this evening. And a fair bit of single malt.

Sliante! Mine’s a large Glendronach!

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:40 pm

The bottle shop sales restrictions will certainly provide a few LOLs 50 years from now. The Science might have been able to pull that one off when Galileo was a boy.

Struth
February 18, 2022 11:40 pm

This really doesn’t make sense, and I mean it doesn’t make sense using the state’s logic. It runs contra to everything McFuckface has pulled thus far.

It’s not meant to.
But you’ll comply anyway.
If it made sense, how would you know who’s in charge?
I mean if people saw the sense in the rules and willingly submitted to them because they made sense, where would we be?
Communism 101. Keep talking shit constantly.
Have fun with it.
Hey, have a laugh, tell them to wear a mask standing up but take it off sitting down………they’ll do it…..
Oh, c’mon, no they won’t….oh shit, look, they’re doing it!!!!!!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 18, 2022 11:40 pm

How’s the bonhomie, eh?
It’s grouse.

It’s serious gourmet shit. Once again, one must turn to Pulp Fiction for clarity:

Jules : Mmmm! Goddamn, Jimmie! This is some serious gourmet shit! Usually, me and Vince would be happy with some freeze-dried Arky bonhomie right, but he springs this serious GOURMET shit on us! What flavor is this?

Jimmie : Knock it off, Julie.
Jules : [pause] What?

Jimmie : I don’t need you to tell me how fucking good my bonhomie is, okay? I’m the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping she buys SHIT. I buy the gourmet expensive bonhomie because when I drink it I want to taste it.

But you know what’s on my mind right now? It AIN’T the bonhomie on the OT, it’s the dead nigger in my garage.

Rabz
February 18, 2022 11:40 pm

Err, the bonhomee is just fabulous, peoples …

It’s so good that I’ve not been gloating* to my fellow peer group personages that the looming world wide coffee shortage has been given a very wide berth and bought sufficient stocks to last peoples in the cottage for at least the next 15 months – world wide apocalyptic events notwithstanding, I tells ya! 🙂

*Bluddee hell – rule No 1 of existing on this planet – never, ever, go the gloat! 😕

rosie
rosie
February 18, 2022 11:41 pm

Now I’m back in France I might pop in to Monoprix and splurge on another one of those 25cl bottles of grenache.
I’m doing self entry in Carcassone via an app called ‘pass pass’. Hopefully I fumble through.
The vault in Girona was a great novelty but it smelled a bit dank, I never turned the heater on and probably should have but the temperature was fine; no natural light palls pretty. quickly.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 18, 2022 11:44 pm

This really doesn’t make sense, and I mean it doesn’t make sense using the state’s logic

Cracks in the dam, OCO.

Some WAHealth brainlet’s ‘good idea,’ blindly applied without thought of consequence, finally became so publicly obnoxious that something had to be done about it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:44 pm

Sliante! Mine’s a large Glendronach!

You should be drinking Woodstock after Wesfarmers took a dive.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:45 pm

“We are entering a new phase of the pandemic …” = Teh Worst is writing nasty things about me

rosie
rosie
February 18, 2022 11:45 pm

Do people eat flamingos? I know swans were once considered tasty.

Rabz
February 18, 2022 11:45 pm

Now I’m back in France I might:

.1 Surrender to the nayzees
.2 Molest some underage personages
.3 Pretend to be really sophisticated
.4 March into Russia
.5 Adjourn to an island in the Mediterranean …

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:47 pm

But you know what’s on my mind right now? It AIN’T the bonhomie on the OT, it’s the dead nigger in my garage.

Oh.
Cut up with a credit card?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 18, 2022 11:48 pm

Flamingo?
Tastes like chicken.

rosie
rosie
February 18, 2022 11:48 pm

Or none of the above.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 18, 2022 11:50 pm

Using 16yo retail workers as punching bags for enforcing so-called Emergency Health regulations a bridge too far?

Struth
February 18, 2022 11:51 pm

Notafan, you are overcompensating for being so incredibly wrong and gullible from the very start of this. You went hysterical. When you realised you’d made complete dick of yourself and realised there was no way of saving face, you doubled down. Which is all these boring European vacation “reporting in” comments are. Doubling down. You are totally pathetic.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 18, 2022 11:51 pm

You should be drinking Woodstock after Wesfarmers took a dive.

Wesfarmers is going to have to declare for bankruptcy, before I subject my palate to the indignity of drinking bourbon.

My needs are few, my wants are simple, but good single malt is high on the list.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
February 18, 2022 11:51 pm

Watching the nuke plant doco something I hadn’t thought of was the big economic boost for the local community during the construction phase. When I read about the cost of a nuke plant what I don’t read is this economic benefit to the local community. We need nuke plants and it would help if those advocating that incorporated that economic aspect into the picture.

Promise locals within 25kms free electricity.

I would happily work on the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Australia

I currently work in the new Sydney road tunnels… I would much prefer to be above ground and working on a nuclear plant…

Perhaps the old White Bay power station?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 18, 2022 11:51 pm

It’s so good that I’ve not been gloating* to my fellow peer group personages that the looming world wide coffee shortage has been given a very wide berth and bought sufficient stocks to last peoples in the cottage for at least the next 15 months

Beans, pre-grounds or instant, Rabz? 🙂

Rabz
February 18, 2022 11:52 pm

none of the above

Not an option, Rose.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 18, 2022 11:55 pm

It’s not meant to.
But you’ll comply anyway.

iT’s NoT sUpPoSeD tO mAkE sEnSe ThAt’s ThE pOiNt

yeah thanks for that super-sophisticated insight that no one has ever thought of before, struth.

jupes
jupes
February 18, 2022 11:56 pm

Unvaccinated people allowed to enter bottle shops in WA as State reaches 95 per cent double-dose vaxxed

Claimed it was due to medical advice! LOL

Yeah, because the science says that buying groceries from Aldi is safe, but if the unvaccinated punter tries to also buy a bottle of wine, then he will be in danger or a danger to others.

No, I reckon this was all due to Gemma Tognini’s column in The West Australian from a couple of days ago, that utterly ridiculed McClown’s useless and spiteful policies.

Good on her. It is amazing what even a little bit of real journalism can do.

Megan
Megan
February 18, 2022 11:56 pm

Sliante! Mine’s a large Glendronach

Glenrothes, here. And a very large. I just got sick of almost 6 months of abstinence. It’s dampened down my pervasive inflammatory pain response though.

Should have thought of it sooner.

Rabz
February 18, 2022 11:59 pm

Rex – bought four 250 gram ground bricks – a serving that gets blasted through this. 🙂

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:01 am

yeah thanks for that super-sophisticated insight that no one has ever thought of before, struth.

Struth’s MO of late reminds me of the motto Sydney University Regiment’s Training Support Platoon when I was a young Digger-

We’re not happy, ‘Til you’re not happy…

Good times, those. 🙂

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
February 19, 2022 12:02 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
February 18, 2022 at 11:15 pm
Kerrie Sutherland, an emergency specialist formerly attached to Alice Springs Hospital, treated Constable Rolfe after the Yuendumu incident. She testified the puncture wound he received was “less than three millimetres” and did not require stitches.

I got a puncture wound once in my chest – only about 10mm – problem is that it went in about 65 – 70mm.
Boning knife.
Got the full ambo – hospital treatment though due to the amount of blood…
No dramas tho.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:02 am

Rex – bought four 250 gram ground bricks – a serving that gets blasted through this. 🙂

Glorious.

The art of the making is even more satisfying than the drinking. 🙂

Rabz
February 19, 2022 12:04 am

Gemma Tognini

A fellow Italian. She does not back down and she talks much sense. Unlike certain luscious brunettes that get stuck on utterly pathetic and discredited greenfilth imbeciles (BIRM) … 😕

rosie
rosie
February 19, 2022 12:05 am

They didn’t have flamingo baquettes at the station cafe so I settled for ham and cheese with a side of Coca-cola.
If that’s sophisticated, I’m in.

rosie
rosie
February 19, 2022 12:06 am

I follow Gemma on Twitter.
A lady of rare good sense.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 19, 2022 12:07 am

Nice to see St Ruth serenading Rosie with a bit of Flamingo guitar.
Nice bonhomie, Señor St Ruth.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 19, 2022 12:07 am

State reaches 95 per cent double-dose vaxxed

Does anyone actually believe this? Don’t forget the claim is 95% of the population aged 12 and above is double-vaxxed.

Now, I reckon at LEAST 20% of the vaxxed adult population were coerced into getting juiced up because they were threatened with losing their job. And they are NOT happy about being coerced. Do you think they’re queuing up to get their freaking kids vaxxed?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:08 am

Zulu,

You really ought to give Upshot a go. Granted it is a sour mash, but they currently have a French cask whiskey that is delightfully smooth. And this new red corn variety that is quite sweet.

Don’t write off the bourbon styles too lightly.

And if you reckon they are expensive, those two bottles and a block of whiskey-infused chocolate still set me back less than the (new in box and unused) turntable I picked up at a secondhand train shop in Maylands shortly afterwards…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:08 am

Now, I reckon at LEAST 20% of the vaxxed adult population were coerced into getting juiced up because they were threatened with losing their job. And they are NOT happy about being coerced. Do you think they’re queuing up to get their freaking kids vaxxed?

Only because it is now a school requirement, too.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 19, 2022 12:09 am

We’re not happy, ‘Til you’re not happy.

Mutually Assured Depression?

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 19, 2022 12:10 am

Only because it is now a school requirement, too.

News to me. Is it? Since when?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 19, 2022 12:10 am

Glenrothes, here. And a very large. I just got sick of almost 6 months of abstinence. It’s dampened down my pervasive inflammatory pain response though.

Glenrothes. My compliments on an excellent taste, in good Scotch.

I’m going back all those years, but teaching a (seriously pretty) Aussie lass, in an Edinburgh pub, on the Royal Mile, how to sell Scotch whisky to the Scots, was one of life’s achievements…..

srr
srr
February 19, 2022 12:17 am

Dot says:
February 18, 2022 at 10:27 pm
One of mine went from high school to Federally Licenced Specialist in half the time it took you to make the basics

It took your kid 1.5 years to do an undergrad degree? Plus the grad dip? Federal law licensing eh?

Ma’am, you are talking out of your arse.

Stop licking toads.

Sorry Dot, it was only a rough guesstimate.
My kid was still in high school when I found you on the Cat and I can’t remember a time your weren’t, ‘going to become a lawyer’, but now I have a vague recollection of you wandering into some other fields and people questioning if you were still going to become a lawyer.

Maybe you didn’t take that long to get through, I really don’t care because you’ll always be ‘Pol Dot’ to me, the sort of arse who’s an arse in his own right.

Oh and while I’m at it –

Dot says:
February 18, 2022 at 10:29 pm

Hey remember back before it got a name on social media, I explained to you all how & why shadow banning works and you mob laughed & told everyone what an old silly I was, who didn’t know how the internet worked?

You told us google was hacking and controlling your computer in real time.

I explained to you how many things were manipulated, including live time hacking of targeted individuals and just random Joe’s for testing & tweaking the various tools for the, ‘you’ll own nothing, submit to social credit systems & be happy’, near future the WEF Mobsters & Co and creaming the jeans over now.

Rabz
February 19, 2022 12:20 am

Rex – when I was in Rome in ’96, the two local lads* we were staying with made their coffee in a Bialetti two serve.

I’ve got a nominal four chamber pot. Fabulous for making short blacks when you’re watching a soccer championship.

F*ck speed – here’s an anecdote – World Cup 2010 – Ozzies V Ghana at 2:00am. Short blacks all round. The match ends, the Ozzies have salvaged a courageous draw and I’m there on the couch, experiencing this … 😕

*Cousins of best my mate, the latter who of course, was on the journey.

struth
struth
February 19, 2022 12:21 am

Well OCO…..if you ask a stupid question…..

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 19, 2022 12:24 am

Well OCO…..if you ask a stupid question…..

Well, in this instance, a fucking moron responded.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 19, 2022 12:24 am

My kid was still in high school when I found you on the Cat and I can’t remember a time your weren’t, ‘going to become a lawyer’, but now I have a vague recollection of you wandering into some other fields and people questioning if you were still going to become a lawyer.

That has nothing to do with:

It took your kid 1.5 years to do an undergrad degree? Plus the grad dip? Federal law licensing eh?
Ma’am, you are talking out of your arse.

Styxenhammer666 and @KingArturius approve of this post.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:26 am

Nice to see St Ruth serenading Rosie with a bit of Flamingo guitar.

Any chance of changing his name to El Kabong? Certainly seems to match his preferred playing style…

#Olé!

rosie
rosie
February 19, 2022 12:26 am

There was a kid screaming blue murder on the train, got off and there he was, about three years old, refusing to get in the pusher and biting his poor little grandmother’s hand as hard as he could as she tried to battle along with him down the platform.
I offered to hold the pram as she tried to put him in and asked him very nicely in English what the matter was, as she struggled with him.
He ended up trotting along with her without a fuss.
Definitely a candidate for French super nanny.

struth
struth
February 19, 2022 12:30 am

OCO….I know you don’t mean that.
How rude.
You seem uptight and anxious.
I’ll forgive you for that outburst.
You dead c.nt.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 19, 2022 12:31 am

Struth, you’re boring. Now go away.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:34 am

News to me. Is it? Since when?

Nope. You’re right- I’ve confused the stab dictates that apply to education workers and the mask mandate for students.

struth
struth
February 19, 2022 12:35 am

You can’t be bored.
You’ve just been able to read the great French Pram wars from notafan.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 19, 2022 12:40 am

Drinking good Scotch, and watching “Sharpe’s Waterloo” is an occupation, befitting a gentleman.

“Silk stocking, full of shyte” – there’s your horoscope, read to you……

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 19, 2022 12:42 am

You’ve just been able to read the great French Pram wars from notafan.

That does sound kind of interesting…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 19, 2022 12:45 am

You’ve just been able to read the great French Pram wars from notafan.

Toux les barricades!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 12:47 am

You can’t be bored.

I’ disappointed in you, manlet.

You’re normally full of piss and vinegar and theatrical bluster fit to flatten a cardboard cutout of someone at least your size.

And yet here you are, anklebiting at folks like some low-energy GetUp! drone.

Are you only the Bravest and Mightiest Speaker of Struth when you think you have an audience hanging on your every word?

Petty Demagoguery is a pretty tyrannical way to behave…

rosie
rosie
February 19, 2022 12:59 am

Nothing beats the great French train dash after the controller decides to announce the platform a few minutes before departure.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 19, 2022 1:01 am

Nothing beats the great French train dash after the controller decides to announce the platform a few minutes before departure.

Just a bit dickish on the station staff’s part, rosie…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 19, 2022 1:09 am

New fred, chimps.

Cassie of Sydney
February 19, 2022 8:05 am

“That makes your empty insult so, empty, and cowardly.”

You forgot one word slag heap……the insult is true.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 19, 2022 9:57 am

OK, KD. You can win your bet. Before a new fred starts, which I won’t enter, I like to say:

I will answer firstly, Timothy Nielsen. Tim, I had seen internet comment on the spurious result that had tried to justify it in terms that showed the anti-vaxx commenters I saw (not your commenters) did not comprehend the arithmetic error and were trying to abstract it from the population comparison data. You simply refused to believe I had seen such a comment, but in fact the same thing is going on and people are still referring to the 82% figure and trying to justify it even though the demoninator has been replaced for that indice. Yes, there was a reporting error in the study, which confounded the indice for spontaneous abortion. I agreed on that and agreed with the NEJM and I also commented, along with Arky and Gilas, that the study (really just a cohort time defined report) was unclear in its denominator for spontaneous abortion and pretty lax in general. I said the NEJM recognised egg on the face over this preliminary report, and that was the end of it as far as I was concerned. That you have such a long and silly dragging out of this shows how very much to wish to diss me. Too bad.

And Pogria. I loved that movie about Florence. Who wouldn’t? If you see me at home in it singing a swansong, or hitting a high note of farewell, all so well and good. My voice under Covid would currently rival that poor deluded lady’s anyway. The latest Otello being sung at the Opera House looks pretty good. If I was around, and if we can get tickets, I’d review it here, as is my wont. But generally, I think it will be my won’t. As we’re on opera, we dropped our tickets to the Brisbane Ring Cycle though; too many cancellations and anyway, I don’t think I would much like it stripped of all of its powerful Scandinavian mythology, as they are intending to do. I didn’t know that when we booked.

And KD, hoist on his own petard. Sadly, we have not yet replaced the pebblecrete at our entrance so we are very shown up by the glorious sandstone and limestone next door. I guess we will do it soon now you’ve determined that it certainly lowers the tone. Strangely, we have managed to live with it for years so far. We can easily afford to change it, but the impetus to do so has been lacking.

Shame on us. 🙂

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
February 19, 2022 1:07 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
February 19, 2022 at 9:57 am

Bad luck Lizzie, new comments show up at the side bar so you couldn’t sneak this one in as the last word without being spotted.

Before a new fred starts, spurious – it started nine or ten hours before you posted this which I won’t enter, we’ll see.

I will answer firstly, Timothy Nielsen.

You’ve totally failed to answer me. You’ve spun all that bullshit before. I’ve totally and incontrovertibly proved with verbatim quotes and verifiable references from the original thread how you beclowned yourself by refusing to accept that the 82% was derived from the authors’ own 827, 700 and 104 figures, and then when you were confronted with the truth bomb that 104/(827-700)=82% having absolutely no answer except all the non sequiturs you’re still spinning. Every time you frantically concoct more retrospective irrelevant spin without being able to answer the actual proof of your self-beclownment you just make the truth more clear.
Sufficient proof of the actual nature of your self-beclownment is at at Timothy Neilsonsays:
February 18, 2022 at 9:36 pm.
Non sequiturs don’t cut it in response to that proof. If you had any contrary evidence from the relevant thread you have had plenty of chances to post it, but you haven’t.

That you have such a long and silly dragging out of this shows how very much to wish to diss me. Too bad.

Let’s re-roll the tape. Yes, the person who dragged this out of the distant past was none other than the multiple annual winning and still reigning Ms Lack Of Self-Awareness:
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
February 18, 2022 at 1:54 pm

Fuck me dead and call me Covid, you certainly do know how to make things up, Tim Nielsen. Like the way you chased me through about five pages here demanding, demanding, demanding for me to ‘acknowledge’ something that I and every other epidemiologist could clearly see (although some insane anti-vaxxers couldn’t),

rosie
rosie
February 20, 2022 8:40 pm

Lizzie
Please stay, who cares about the stupid study?
I see zero real world evidence of excess miscarriage because vaxxed.
Or people dropping like flies from the million and one diseases the vaxxed are supposed to be afflicted with.
According to the ‘real experts’ apparently 50 percent of the vaxxed were supposed to have died in 2021.
Still waiting for my ADE.
Taps foot.

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