Open Thread – Tues 29 Mar 2022


Rasputitsa, Alexei Savrasov, 1894

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Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 1, 2022 6:49 am

Five confirmed dead in the helicopter crash at Mt Disappointment

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 1, 2022 6:53 am

David Rowe a huge Zelenskyy fan, what a surprise?

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 1, 2022 6:56 am

As long as we have compulsory preferential voting we have to default to “at least he’s better than the alternative”. Once again, Labor have nothing much to offer except that Morrison “has a woman problem”. I see that Plibeserk and Lambie have sprinted to the front of the parade, and it’s all rather reminiscent of the pogrom against Abbott. Both Morro and Abbott have qualities a lot of women appreciate, but in politics the truth is often a casualty regardless of timing.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 1, 2022 6:59 am

Those matters — which are at the hearts of a dispute between the New South Wales branch of the Liberal party and the Federal Executive over who has control of preselections — have been brought to the High court as a constitutional issue.

FHS how can this be a constitutional issue when the Constitution of Australia does not mention the Prime Minister nor does it mention political parties? sounds like a pakapoo ticket

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 1, 2022 7:00 am

The Australian has an article about AGL’s plans for a sort of Energy Disney World on the site of NSW’s largest coal fired power station, Liddell. No comments are allowed atm, probably because they know what a pasting the readers would give it. They have had to do the same with those awful Perry Williams articles.

Cassie of Sydney
April 1, 2022 7:04 am

The bush pig from Tasmania complaining that Morrison is a bully. Now that’s chutzpah.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 1, 2022 7:10 am

The bush pig from Tasmania complaining that Morrison is a bully. Now that’s chutzpah.

Bush pigs gotta bush pig – what a monstrous creature, her behaviour is just ghastly – but she’s a strong woman, ‘tells it like it is’, nauseating tripe!

bons
bons
April 1, 2022 7:17 am

What future can any nation have when a creature such as Lambie is even heard let alone invited onto hairdresser daytime TV shows.
Despair.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 7:18 am

Right, and the Arab states are ridiculous entities that only exist as discrete nation-states due to their oil wealth. Bar the oil wealth, Ukraine is *exactly* like an Arab state. All of the historical attributes that tend to confer statehood are absent.

Seriously, GTFO with this ahistorical nonsense. It’s not even correct about the Arabs. It’s just neoconservative projection.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 7:20 am

Those matters — which are at the hearts of a dispute between the New South Wales branch of the Liberal party and the Federal Executive over who has control of preselections — have been brought to the High court as a constitutional issue

A court with common sense would refuse to hear it.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 7:21 am

I must say I feel the same way about Dover’s hero Aquinas. I admire some aspects of the man, but at root it’s dishonest. Fixing up the axioms to get to where you want to arrive at takes some intellect, and in science it may be fair play, but in theology it’s cheating.

How is it dishonest?

PS

I bet you squib.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 1, 2022 7:23 am

To show how poorly advised the Biden Administration is, the million barrel per day release from their strategic reserve will impact storage capacity once that works its way through the system.
Already this morning I’ve read a few notes from some energy guys saying it increases the likelihood of another storage issue at expiry like what happened during the first half of 2020 when the oil price went negative.
They are that short sighted.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 1, 2022 7:23 am

Just saw this from Ms Blair White:

A transgender 4 year old is a like a vegan car. We all know who’s making the choices

Perfect analogy in fact feeding a vegan diet to carnivorous animals is comes under the Animal Cruelty Act — how many Mary Ellen Wilsons will it take to gaol the perpetrators of the evil child abuse which is the transgendering of children?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 1, 2022 7:25 am

A court with common sense would refuse to hear it.

Exactly but we all know how short a supply there is of that rare commodity these days.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 1, 2022 7:30 am

Did I read last night that another Labor leader aspiring to the PM’ship has regaled the electorate with the story of struggle and impecuniousness, as forgotten outcasts of society?

We had the boy from Balmain, and more recently the boy who lived in a car.

I think he is being disingenuous when he says his mother taught him the value of a dollar. The lesson he took was the value of other people’s dollars, thus his gravitation toward Labor.

As for his single mother – I can’t help wondering if she was not single because his Dad couldn’t stand the whiny snaggle-toothed runt in his midst, who stubbornly resisted all efforts to correct his speech defect. Perhaps he planned to get ahead by ‘finking’, in which case he has been faithful to his accidental ambition.

What a thuckwit.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 7:30 am

Fundamentally, particles are fields moving within fields.

Physics is bollocks.

Cassie of Sydney
April 1, 2022 7:30 am

“bonssays:
April 1, 2022 at 7:17 am
What future can any nation have when a creature such as Lambie is even heard let alone invited onto hairdresser daytime TV shows.
Despair.”

The bush pig was a gift from Clive….a gift that never stops giving.

Cassie of Sydney
April 1, 2022 7:34 am

“I think he is being disingenuous when he says his mother taught him the value of a dollar. The lesson he took was the value of other people’s dollars, thus his gravitation toward Labor”

Liberty quote.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 7:36 am

Is that like the neoPutin projection based on the claims of 100% independent and truthful citizen journalists that the death and destruction of Mariupol is 100% the work of Ukrainian nazis even though the Kremlin put out a media release stating that Putin informed Macron he would only stop shelling Mariupol when Ukrainians surrendered?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 7:38 am

How is it dishonest?

It purports to give arguments establishing such things as the existence of God from purely logical if metaphysical assumptions. But the assumptions have been selected to give the right results.
You can do this in Physics because the last step is to confirm the result by experiment and observation, but in theology you stop before that, because you’ve got to where you wanted to arrive. It’s a clever swindle.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 7:38 am

Elbow’s mother got pregnant to an Italian waiter on a cruise.
He was engaged to someone at home in Italy and that was the end of that.

Gabor
Gabor
April 1, 2022 7:39 am

As bespoke said, ‘the list is growing’

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 7:41 am

Fundamentally, particles are fields moving within fields.

Physics is bollocks.

Stay away from it. It’s complicated.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 7:43 am

I’d be amazed if anyone in Australia didn’t know Elbow didn’t grow up in housing commission.
His mother worked, his life as a child did not involve lack of food or clothing or access to education, it was sans dad, unremarkable.
I’m assuming a pitch to female voters.
He’s got me.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 7:44 am

Physics is bollocks.

How is the reactionless space drive coming along? We had a bet on that, but I expect you’ve forgotten. Because you lost.

Cassie of Sydney
April 1, 2022 7:46 am

From Rosie’s link above…

“This Polish Ambassador on Fox News is very impressive – already, Ukrainian children are being given places in Polish schools and Ukrainian women accommodated in the Polish social security system. The Poles are a righteous people & we should all be helping the Poles”

Firstly, he’s 100% correct. But remember, Poland and Hungary are being subjected to US/EU sanctioning and censoring because they refuse to bend the knee to the whole sinister LGBTQIARSE crap.

Secondly, not reported (of course) but there have already been several cases in Germany where Ukrainian women have been raped in refugee shelters by adherents of a particular ideology.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2022 7:46 am

Cheeky little texta-beard-having Pakis.

Not only did they chase down 348, but they did it only four wickets down and with an over to spare.

Sadly, Aaron Finch is on his last legs in the green and gold. A first-ball duck, and a full toss LBW one at that. Much like our country’s supposed leaders – he fails time and again, but there are no identifiable replacements.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 7:48 am

Fundamentally, particles are fields moving within fields.

Everything you are looking at is an electron. And if Wheeler was right it’s all the same electron.

Cassie of Sydney
April 1, 2022 7:49 am

The deprived Albanese attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Camperdown and St Mary’s Cathedral College.

Anyway, as for growing up in “housing commission”….so what. Mark Latham also grew up in housing commission.

Cassie of Sydney
April 1, 2022 7:50 am

“Elbow’s mother got pregnant to an Italian waiter on a cruise.
He was engaged to someone at home in Italy and that was the end of that.”

Correct.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 7:52 am

So particles are fields moving within fields but Brewster’s angle doesn’t exist.

Sure.

You also refused to take whatever wager I offered. If you can find whatever we agreed to, I will cough up.

It would be pretty funny if McCullough was wrong on having high hopes for the EM drive but was right (he is) about dark matter being absolutely bullshit.

We’re not going into interstellar space with chemical rockets or follies like carbon neutral “space sails”. Oh no, we’re hurting cosmic gaia with nukes! etc.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 1, 2022 7:53 am

Today I learned that LBJ wore a Silver Star that he didn’t earn.
The crazy thing is after seeing it on twitter via Cernovich & Malice all you have to do is click click & see a universe of people have written about it.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 7:53 am

Elbow owes it all to a Catholic education.
Like Shorten, like Rudd.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2022 7:54 am

How do we feel about the Arab-Israeli war in 1967?
I loved the way Israel simultaneously kicked so many asses.

I’ll just point out that the Israeli’s fired the first shots. Actually just destroyed most Arab airpower on the ground.
Justified?
You have a large group of your ethnic brothers and sisters in an adjoining country who are about to get murdered by a bunch of Nazis so you intervene to stop that.
Justified?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 1, 2022 7:56 am

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.
Currently in the US Senate, there’s a chap who dined out his Vietnam stories for decades.
Then it was proven he never was there.
And he admitted he was never there.
But he’s still in the Senate & has been re-elected multiple times.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 1, 2022 7:58 am

already, Ukrainian children are being given places in Polish schools and Ukrainian women accommodated in the Polish social security system.

Let this also be a reminder to the West that this is what refugees look like – when they reach sanctuary they are grateful.

This is to be contrasted to rafts of what have dishonestly been called refugees from Africa and the Middle East that have washed up on Europe’s beaches, who seem to be under the impression (largely through the acquiescence of European governments) that when they paid money to a people smuggler to sneak them into a country, that country (not party to the deal) immediately incurs an obligation not only to bend over and supply lubricant, but to beat themselves up as ‘dirty little whores’ because their new ‘guests’ dislike effort.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2022 7:58 am

I see that they did a changeover of staff on the SS this week, and the chaps refused to get involved in political discussions. Both Ruskies and Murricans involved.
johanna, sounds like they decided that when on the other side of the sky they are all Terrans.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 7:59 am

No-one here is arguing Zelensky is a good guy.
Nor are all non ethnic Russian Ukrainians nazis.
If Zelensky and Putin really cared about ordinary people they’d have hammered out a peace deal already.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 1, 2022 8:00 am

The Azov name is being branded as Nazi but ignores the real history that dates back to the Azov Cossacks who defended the Azov/Black Sea coast against Turks and their French and English allies.
The French were humiliated by the Azov when they tried to land and control the entrance to the Don River.
The Cossacks evacuated the remaining Russian units who were bombarded by the French navy and stood alone to face the French. They stopped any successful landing on that stretch of coast.
The Azov Cossacks are legendary in Ukraine.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 8:00 am

Paul Joseph Watson’s latest video is all about the usual suspects claiming to be Ukrainian refugees.

calli
calli
April 1, 2022 8:01 am

I see that they did a changeover of staff on the SS this week, and the chaps refused to get involved in political discussions. Both Ruskies and Murricans involved.

Perhaps the change of perspective helped.

I enjoyed DrBeau and John H.’s discussions. Way over my head of course. So much we don’t, and maybe can’t know.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2022 8:02 am

If this piece in the NT News sounds like meaningless expensive fluff, it’s because it is:

CLP have become a ‘party’ to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, meaning both Labor and CLP will be responsible for upholding and funding the 48 actions to reduce incarceration.

Yes, well.

[T]he AJA commits to centring Aboriginal leadership in community. Law and Justice Groups are been established across the Territory with the support of the Aboriginal Justice Unit. The groups help community foster better relationships with police and courts.

Importantly, the article fails to mention how much this will cost the ordinary punters, nor what the ’48 actions to reduce incarceration’ are.

I could have told them what 48 actions to stop going to jail are. They all start with ‘DON’T’.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 8:08 am

How much of the crime in the NT is aboriginal on aboriginal? Will non incarnation will leave victims of crime further out in the cold?

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 8:13 am

If all electrons are the same, explain drift speed, transition metal chemistry and lightning happening at the same time.

Or why I can’t make CH6 instead of methane.

Funny theorem. Probably true, but of limited scope.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 8:14 am

You also refused to take whatever wager I offered. If you can find whatever we agreed to, I will cough up.

It’s too long ago to recall the payoff, but I offered something if the EM drive accelerated one kilogramme at one tenth of a gravity for some time, with two years for it to be accomplished. I think I said ten minutes, but you pointed out that it would have a speed of about six hundred metres per second and have travelled three hundred metres, too much to be done in a lab. So I reduced the time to ten seconds. I can’t recall how much we bet. It wouldn’t have been more than $100, and probably only amounted to a dinner not at MacDonalds. It’s not worth my time to dig up the details. You can if you want to.

I vaguely recall saying I would be thrilled to bits if I lost, but I would back conservation of momentum against wishful thinking.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2022 8:15 am

Again with this. Headline:

Chris Rock tears up over Oscars slap; Will Smith ‘refused’ to leave Oscars ceremony

Two alleged action movie star types. A slap that couldn’t and didn’t knock over a 57 year old (Rock). One ends up in tears and gets a participation award anyway. The other tears up at his first public appearance. Both are lionised and condemned respectively by their circles of friends.

Shameful hopscotch-grade poofery.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 1, 2022 8:18 am

So Zelensky wants some of our Bushmasters? I say give ’em hundreds. Let the Russians blow them sky-high, and we’ll build and send hundreds more.

The principle strength of our Bushmasters is their resistance to mines/IEDs, which is conferred by their ‘V hull’. This feature was prescient given the design was conceived in the 1990s (before the experience of the Iraq and Afghan wars). By my memory we
had a

bout 50 blown up in Afghanistan without a fatality, although this was partly fortuitous – I saw similar US V hulls completely obliterated by buried IEDs after the insurgents learned to offset the pressure plate so the charge was centred under the hull, not under the wheel which triggered it.

In contrast, flat bottomed vehicles like the ASLAV, Hummer or even tanks suffer more when exposed to such blasts. I believe we used to place our LAVs behind Bushmasters in convoys due to this.

Their resistance to kinetic weapons is however much more limited, being rated to resist 7.62mm rounds only. This means they would be very vulnerable to the 12.7 and 14.5mm weapons widely used in the Russian Military.

In addition, their wheeled (and only 4 at that) rather than tracked chassis might limit utility in the softer/muddier conditions common in Ukraine.

local oaf
April 1, 2022 8:19 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
April 1, 2022 at 7:49 am

The deprived Albanese attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Camperdown and St Mary’s Cathedral College.

Anyway, as for growing up in “housing commission”….so what. Mark Latham also grew up in housing commission.

What are they, the American Labor Party?

Again with the log cabin to the white house shtick!

Arky
April 1, 2022 8:23 am

but I would back conservation of momentum against wishful thinking.

..
What else has he been wrong but abusively adamant about over the years?
Nothing bad about getting things wrong. Happens to everyone.
It’s the abuse dealt out and the “stop lying” “ go f*ck yourself” etc that you cop along the way arguing with the bloke.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2022 8:24 am

Albo’s struggle was real.

He used to run out of $50 notes to wipe his arse with all the time.

Arky
April 1, 2022 8:24 am

Pay up you prick, and don’t make BG go find the bet.

calli
calli
April 1, 2022 8:25 am

These Layba guys and gals just love to parade their ‘umble beginnings, as if no one else in the country ever had them too.

The ones who vote conservative are class traitors. Howard tapped into them to great effect, and Layba will never forget the theft of hearts and minds rightly belonging to them.

Trouble is, they’re all rich now. And not from any job remotely deemed “productive”, more from insider knowledge and manoeuvring at best, outright graft at worst. And the new guard are already from the top tier of wealthy, but we don’t let that factoid get in the way of wooing the wokkas.

All they have left is getting their drones to stir up trouble at mill (like my nurses with placards yesterday), helpful leaks from the disgruntled (looking at you, Ms Unspellable Hyphenated) and a media tonguing for a change of government.

They won’t be any better than what we’ve got. They’ll most likely be worse. They’ll definitely sell us out faster and more entertainingly.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 1, 2022 8:27 am

Grrrr…blockquote glitch

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 8:27 am

I enjoyed DrBeau and John H.’s discussions. Way over my head of course. So much we don’t, and maybe can’t know.

Glad you were entertained, Calli. Yes, we don’t know much, we play with pebbles while a vast ocean of truth remains to be explored. But in this world, you do the best you can with what you’ve got.

Realising how ignorant you are ensures you don’t get conceited. Realising that you’re certainly underestimating your ignorance is even better at making you feel silly. But at least you never look like being bored.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2022 8:28 am

A standing ovation from our betters yesterday in Parliament for Zelensky(y), who was appearing before them live on a big screen.

From Warsaw.

calli
calli
April 1, 2022 8:30 am

On all the missing commenters. Life moves on, other issues take centre stage. Some leave in disgust, some from boredom. Lurkers take the plunge and say something.

The circle of blogging.

shatterzzz
April 1, 2022 8:31 am

Anyway, as for growing up in “housing commission”….so what. Mark Latham also grew up in housing commission.

My four kids grew up in Housing Commission, 3 are millionaires, none are slurping at the trough!

calli
calli
April 1, 2022 8:32 am

The secret is never to lose a sense of wonder.

Those boys and girls in the space station get to look out the other window too. The one turned away from Earth.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 8:32 am

Just as well Richard Marles isn’t leader of the Labor Party, can you imagine the massaging required.
Thinking of Andrews’ my dad owns a cattle stud tales of his every so humble beginnings, the milk bar, the smallgoods deliveries.
Gloss over his parents affording to pay school fees and paying for him to board at Mannix for five or six years as he bumbled through an Arts degree.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 8:33 am

If all electrons are the same, explain drift speed, transition metal chemistry and lightning happening at the same time.

How much time you got Dot?
Enough to look at MO diagrams?
Basic Lego blocks are the same.
They can be used to make all sorts of things.
They are timeless too. 😀

Btw I’ve never understood how a point-like particle with no apparent internal structure can have charge -1 when quarks have charges in multiples of 1/3rd. Perhaps DrB can say.

bespoke
bespoke
April 1, 2022 8:33 am

That’s funny, I thought it was cat last night at work whimpering in pain and even felt sorry for the decrepit product of first cousins.

But it was you Winston.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 8:37 am

You are right calli, calling for some to be banned so unnamed other(s) will come back.
There’s plenty of room at Adam’s if you aren’t happy here.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 1, 2022 8:41 am

Well at least Albo is in the old Labor tradition of having a chip on his shoulder because the wealthy kids had it easy.
Pity his party is chock full of the privileged offspring of salaried and tenured urban professionals whose greatest problem was deciding which elite school to choose for the kids.
Shearers and train drivers don’t feature.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 8:46 am

The principle strength of our Bushmasters is their resistance to mines/IEDs, which is conferred by their ‘V hull’.

I can see why Zelenskyy might want some. Just about all the vehicles I’ve been seeing on the battlefield are flat bottomed, and both sides are now laying plenty of mines.

This video I saw yesterday was rather fun, if somewhat scary in OH&S considerations. The whole truck was full of the things stacked one on top of the other. Yikes.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 8:47 am

Btw I’ve never understood how a point-like particle with no apparent internal structure can have charge -1 when quarks have charges in multiples of 1/3rd. Perhaps DrB can say.

No, I can’t. I can’t understand how it can have a magnetic dipole moment either. I’ve read bits of Feynmann on Quantum Electrodynamics, but I’m none the wiser. Just another bit of my ignorance. There’s lots more, and those are the bits I know about. I don’t understand quarks. There are three of the little buggers in an electron I gather, but how they fit into something with zero diameter is beyond me. And how it’s got a magnetic moment is a worry too.

I pass over 4 pi lines of force coming out of a unit charge. That’s about twelve and four sevenths. What four sevenths of a line looks like I don’t know. Sometimes I think physicists are not serious people.

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 1, 2022 8:48 am

Hey, BoN: unusual hybrid bird just visited my place.
We get Scaly Breasted (my favourites) and the common rabble of Rainbow Lorikeets, plus Magpies and Noisies, with occasional Kookaburras and King Parrots.
Today, before the rabble arrived, one little one came along looking for a feed. I gave it some bread, and observed that it appears to b cross between the scaly and the Rainbow! Has a blue head and Scaly chest!
Nice little one, very friendly.

shatterzzz
April 1, 2022 8:51 am

Well at least Albo is in the old Labor tradition of having a chip on his shoulder because the wealthy kids had it easy.

Wonder how long AnAl’s, public, tales of childhood deprivation will last if/when he gets the keys to the Lodge and he’s got the bum Bandt squealing in his ear for $88 a day for those less fortunate ..
methinx, “The Sounds of Silence” will be topping the Canberra charts .. LOL!

bons
bons
April 1, 2022 8:52 am

I’m off to England tonight to visit daughter number two and her twins. I’m tingling with excitement. I haven’t seen them since the last election.
She is not the pillar of the community and successful rural producer that is her big sister, but she is great fun and secretly, my favourite.
Its freezing in Pomland right now and prices are going insane, but I don’t care.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2022 8:54 am

The idiocy of CHOs and Viktoriastan:

AN ongoing mandate to keep primary school students masked in classrooms is restricting learning and must now be wound back, several leading epidemiologists and paediatric experts say.

Victorian students in grades three to six are still required to don the face coverings, while their secondary counterparts don’t need to mask up.

Child behavioural experts warned the prolonged use of masks had “deprived” children of meeting learning outcomes and developing socially.

Herald-Sun

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 8:57 am

Sadly, Aaron Finch is on his last legs in the green and gold. A first-ball duck, and a full toss LBW one at that.

I thought things would get better once they sacked Langer.
Wasn’t Finch one of the rug pullers?

bespoke
bespoke
April 1, 2022 8:58 am

AN ongoing mandate to keep primary school students masked in classrooms is restricting learning and must now be wound back, several leading epidemiologists and paediatric experts say.

Slow learners these ‘experts’.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 9:04 am

There are three of the little buggers in an electron I gather, but how they fit into something with zero diameter is beyond me.

That’s the proton DrB. Electrons have no discernible internal structure. They may not even have a diameter, at least down to the Planck length. Are they tiny stable black holes? I have no idea. But as far as I know no one has ever been able to detect or even theorize an electron substructure.

I like things that are unexplainable/inexplicable, it keeps me from getting too uppity.

Electron wiki

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 9:05 am

Awful whining from the gearbox overnight.
Maybe it’s just louder because of the hole in the floor.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 1, 2022 9:08 am

China, Solomon Islands ink security cooperation, deriving from need to ‘quell Honiara riots’ in past year

The framework agreement on security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands will strengthen cooperation between the two countries in natural disaster response, humanitarian assistance, development assistance, maintenance of social order and other fields, read a statement sent by the Chinese Embassy in the Solomon Islands to the Global Times on Thursday.

So, traditional gift of a bag of used fivers delivered and accepted.

Next steps:

• Eternal Friendship sports stadium built in Honiara;
• Port upgrades to support visiting Chinese ships;
• Chinese factory ships arrive and hoover up Solomons sea-life;
• Chinese peacekeeping patrol boats on high rotation visits to maintain social order…

Next…

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 9:10 am

Enjoy them all Bons and bon voyage.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 9:11 am

Shearers and train drivers don’t feature.

I read one biography of Ben Chifley, which claimed he wouldn’t even have been selected in today’s Labor party.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 9:11 am

rosiesays:

April 1, 2022 at 9:10 am

Enjoy them all Bons and bon voyage.

It’s bons voyage.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:11 am

Finally, she makes a great deal of sense.

VP HARRIS: “One of the issues that has been presented as an issue that is economic in the way of its impact has been the pandemic… we will assist Jamaica in COVID recovery by assisting in terms of the recovery efforts in Jamaica that have been essential.”

calli
calli
April 1, 2022 9:14 am

Bon bon voyage Bons!

Enjoy your family and have fun.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 1, 2022 9:14 am

The very latest in traffic calming.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2022 9:14 am

A chance for True Believers to show what they’re made of money-wise:

Julia Gillard’s former Altona home goes under the hammer this Sunday as the vendors part with their shrine to Australia’s first female prime minister.

The ex-PM closed out the year she was ousted by Kevin Rudd with the $921,000 sale of 9 Medford St to Zheng Wang and his wife Jain at a pulsating December 2013 auction.

The family — big fans of the former Member for Lalor — splashed about $220,000 more than the expected sale price to secure the modest three-bedroom home.

Daughter Charlotte Wang said her father purchased the house as a gift to her mother and they had used it as “a gathering place for friends and family”.

“It was of significance to us as it was Ms Gillard’s house … the only female prime minster of Australia,” Ms Wang said.

Levic Group agent Tony Zhang said the sellers had met Gillard at an event before she became Prime Minister and had proudly maintained the property in her honour.

“During their nine years of ownership they didn’t live there or rent it out,” Mr Zhang said.

“They used it only for special events and parties.”

Artistic red bollards are a remnant of the high security from Gillard’s time as PM from 2010-2013, coinciding with her ownership of the home since she bought it for $140,000 in 1998.

Mr Zheng said the family had great respect for Gillard being Australia’s first female prime minister, with a signed autobiography on show in listing pictures, even purchasing furniture similar to what she had in the home.

Herald-Sun

calli
calli
April 1, 2022 9:14 am

Bons is out of Dodge! Almost.

shatterzzz
April 1, 2022 9:17 am

I’m off to England tonight
The boids, the boids! .. who’s feeding the boids .. LOL!

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 9:17 am

I can only suppose that Harris speech was written on the tele prompter first once.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 9:17 am

Today, before the rabble arrived, one little one came along looking for a feed. I gave it some bread, and observed that it appears to b cross between the scaly and the Rainbow! Has a blue head and Scaly chest!

Anchor – Yes they can hybridize. The breeders cross them to get olive rainbow lorikeets. I read up on that because I have had a family of wild rainbows with that mutation. One parent was normal and the other olive/brown and blue where normally purple. They had two kids that year one of each type. Very Mendelian. Here’s a photo I took at the time.

They came back a couple of years later with two more kids, again one of each type. So the mutation was fairly stable. Haven’t seen them since then though.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 1, 2022 9:18 am

Victorian students in grades three to six are still required to don the face coverings, while their secondary counterparts don’t need to mask up.

Mao and lady Mao have the coof.
They’ll decide the fate of the reactionary children later. Facebook updates pending.

bespoke
bespoke
April 1, 2022 9:19 am

Enjoy them all Bons and bon voyage.

Don’t make me say it, rosie.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 9:20 am

Sometimes I think physicists are not serious people

Ah, that’s better.

Momentum is conserved – the Unruh waves are the countervailing force.

What is really up for debate is if anything like the Fetta drive, EM drive or MEGA drive can deliver a non negligible force on at an economic level that is scalable.

Mc Cullough also has a reasonable explanation of cold fusion derived from first principles quantum uncertainty ( I think he starts with Planck). The problem is that it seems to be random and not scalable.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 9:22 am

It’s only good humour and Bons homie for international travellers now bespoke.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:22 am

I like things that are unexplainable/inexplicable, it keeps me from getting too uppity.

How are the battery tech predictions going, brucie ?

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 1, 2022 9:23 am

Most of this very long report is behind a paywall (very cheap). Scary times ahead for the fully vaxxed and boosted!!

Author: G. Vanden Bossche, DVM, PhD

Poor virus-neutralizing capacity in highly C-19 vaccinated populations could soon lead to a fulminant spread of SARS-CoV-2 super variants that are highly infectious and highly virulent in vaccinees while being fully resistant to all existing and future spike-based C-19 vaccines.

https://trialsitenews.com/poor-virus-neutralizing-capacity-in-highly-c-19-vaccinated-populations-could-soon-lead-to-a-fulminant-spread-of-sars-cov-2-super-variants-that-are-highly-infectious-and-highly-virulent-in-vaccinees-wh/

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2022 9:25 am

Bruce

The MO diagrams really make that hippy one-ness electron thing seem totally crazy.

If they’re both valid, then there is a point when we don’t understand what is happening, we just know cause and effect and the mathematics of some of it.

Theoretical physics is a really loose cannon sort of field. Being good at maths can be dangerous. The absolute worst economic forecaster I have met has a PhD in mathematics and is a total crank.

There are five dimensional solutions to Maxwell’s equations that also overcome their shortcomings – except they are total crap and fail empirically.

Apart from credit and bond risk, I can’t take some of the math heavy economics seriously outside of econometrics.

Do we really need pages and pages of triple integrals and PDEs to explain two or three firm oligopoly? Test it empirically, for pete’s sake.

Arky
April 1, 2022 9:26 am

Reads Mercedes advert.
Instant expert on battery chemistry.
What a drongo.

bespoke
bespoke
April 1, 2022 9:26 am

Bons homie

Haha!

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 9:27 am

Sure the vaxxed are all suitably terrified.
Or not.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 9:28 am

‘No more cops killing our mob’: Reko Rennie’s new film hits home with stark message
Kerrie O’Brien
By Kerrie O’Brien
March 31, 2022 — 4.53pm

Rapper Briggs as Sensei leads the chant, “What do we want?” and his students respond in unison: restitution, land back and equality. Most powerful is their final demand: no more cops killing our mob.

It’s an image from artist Reko Rennie’s latest film, What Do We Want?, named after the traditional protest chant and opening at ACMI on Friday. The timing of the release is particularly powerful after the acquittal of a police officer on trial over the death of Aboriginal teenager Kumanjayi Walker.

Crucial to the film’s impact is the soundtrack by Adam Briggs, who is Yorta Yorta, and Daniel Rankine (aka Trials), a Ngarrindjeri man – who together make up hip-hop act A.B. Original. The three-channel work has influences from martial arts to the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s, both of which Rennie grew up with, and was commissioned by Artbank, which provided $70,000 to make the work.

The cast includes Rennie and his daughter, and includes friends, colleagues and actors, “all these different language groups represented”.

As well as making a powerful statement about the injustices suffered by Aboriginal people, the film is a cry for action, something Rennie says is sadly lacking from our federal government.

His outrage and frustration is clear in the work, the product of decades of abuse and inaction on many basic fronts. “Land, justice, law, education, health, equality and land back; it’s crazy today there’s all this Crown land that still has not been returned to communities,” Rennie says. “We’ve got mining organisations earning billions off Aboriginal land and communities see such a pissy little amount, and that’s meant to make everyone feel OK. Well, it’s not OK.”

Different parts of the film reference the Black Power movement. At one point, the students stand, right arms raised, with fists in the air, mirroring the Black Power salute. It’s a reminder of the American civil rights movement as well as the stark differences between black rights here and there. We have such a long way to go, says Rennie.

“No more cops killing our mob”….there’s a very simple solution…

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 9:28 am

What we need now is an antivaxx.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2022 9:29 am

EXCLUSIVE: Celebrated NT cartoonist Col Wicking has ditched the NT News to continue his famous cartooning career at the NT Independent citing professional integrity and employment security as reasons.

Mr Wicking had been a cartoonist at the paper for more than 30 years, and drew his last cartoon on Thursday, in which he seemed to suggest a cat was glad he had finished cartooning, or he himself was the cat, and he was glad to be finishing up.

Regardless, he bowed out from the NT News on a triumphant high.

But what he had kept secret was that he was not in fact retiring but moving to a new outlet.

Mr Wicking said he was joining the NT Independent because of the integrity of the publication and he didn’t know how much longer the NT News would exist for.

“I kind of give them another six to eight weeks probably, and then I reckon they will fold,” he said.

“There doesn’t seem to be that much point or interest in keeping it going. Although Gerry Harvey might shed a tear or two.”

He said he had also been inspired by, and deeply respected the humour on NT Independent owner Owen Pike’s former ‘Gumment the Lover’ Labor government Facebook fan page.

Could be something to do with the date of course….

Franx
Franx
April 1, 2022 9:37 am

DBG
Theology does not cheat; if science upholds an axiom, it cannot be that theology by upholding that axiom is cheating. On the other hand, when theology questions a scientific outcome, often only a probability, it questions the premisses and not the science, and these must remain questionable for otherwise that would be cheating, which theology won’t do. I think.

Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2022 9:37 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2022 9:39 am
JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:40 am

Fuck off thought leader

The ridiculous incel was telling us for the past 5 years battery tech had reached the limits. This was when Tesla was eking out 250 miles a charge. It’s up to 500 now.

You called this site putrid the other day and yet you’re still haunting the place.

Here’s what you need to do. Don’t ever grovel to me as it’s disgusting.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 1, 2022 9:41 am

Jayzus, they are coming from everywhere, the truth will out!

The truth will out:

The truth is the Select Committee on COVID-19 has been running a protection racket for the pharmaceutical industry, and today’s vote proves it. This unprecedented betrayal of the Australian people must be referred immediately to a royal commission.

To the Prime Minister, the health minister, the federal health department and all those in the Senate and the House of Representatives — all of you who have perpetrated this crime — I direct one question: how the hell do you expect to get away with it? We’re not going to let you get away with it.

Hear hear.

https://wentworthreport.com/2022/03/31/senator-malcolm-roberts-asks-australian-health-bureaucracy-how-they-expect-to-get-away-with-it/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 9:42 am

Test it empirically, for pete’s sake.

Been doing that Dot. For forty years. Many of the patents I got were from stuff that theorists said wouldn’t work, but did in practice. The difference is that theory always has to be simplified, whereas the real world has complex interactions that you cannot mathematically model. This is one of the reasons why I liked Mellor’s Treatise (1922) so much, since it was the last of the chemistry texts that was fully empirical. I got several patent ideas from it. After that time there was too much to fit in even a series of volumes and all the interesting interactions were forgotten.

Btw you should get cracking on those star drive ideas. There’re a lot of new tourism destinations.

Cosmic milestone: NASA confirms 5,000 exoplanets (21 Mar)

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:43 am

I’m going out and buying a whole set of non Chinese tools with the insurance money. That will tell thems Chinese.

Tom
Tom
April 1, 2022 9:45 am

Top Ender, that’s huge news in the Top End for cartoonist Colin Wicking to be leaving the NT News for the NT Independent.

I know he now has many more miles on the clock, but in the 1980s, he was the funniest bloke in Darwin.

There’s a Google gallery of his recent work here, but his funniest from the 1980s was the one of dingoes dressing as concierges at the Ayers Rock resort — it didn’t need a caption!

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:47 am

Been doing that Dot. For forty years. Many of the patents I got were from stuff that theorists said wouldn’t work, but did in practice.

These are of course patents that you assisted in describing to the patent attorney. It’s not accurate to suggest these were your innovations, brucie, so let’s be very clear, you dishonest asshat.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2022 9:47 am

Gas Rationing? Germany Paying a Horrible Price for Decades of Green Energy Insanity

Good.

Arky
April 1, 2022 9:47 am

Here’s what you need to do. Don’t ever grovel to me as it’s disgusting.

..
Grovel to you, c*ntox?
We were friends.
Your brain exploded for some reason.
You then spent four fucking months on here daily abusing me despite no response from me.
Those are the facts.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2022 9:49 am

JCsays:
April 1, 2022 at 9:47 am
Been doing that Dot. For forty years. Many of the patents I got were from stuff that theorists said wouldn’t work, but did in practice.

These are of course patents that you assisted in describing to the patent attorney. It’s not accurate to suggest these were your innovations, brucie, so let’s be very clear, you dishonest asshat.

How much money did you make on losing trades just by clipping the ticket?

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:52 am

Yes dickhead, you keep grovelling . As if I would or allow you to ever contact me again. You’re a ridiculous clown with serious mental issues and a blog ought to be the last place for a egotistical dickhead like you , who goes nuts when people disagree with your insane crap.

You offer zero except tense situations.

Arky
April 1, 2022 9:53 am

Tell us about your knowledge of electro chemistry.
No one wants to hear us hash over your dismal lack of interpersonal skills.
Talk about the topic or shut your fucking gob.

Rabz
April 1, 2022 9:54 am

Iowahawk made an interesting observation a while back about the endless parade of dumbocrat dingbats screeching incessantly about their deprived childhoods and the terrible poverty they endured. He stated if those corruptocrats were representative of the wider community, about 91.3% of Americans would have been enduring similar impecunity. Can’t find the comment, of course.

If you’re wondering why labore political knobheads are droning the same tuneless dirge, it’s because they steal all their stupid ideas and talking points from the dumbocrats. Albansleazey even stole the idea of plagiarizing a cliched “speech” from geriatric joe, that’s how bereft of ideas the “council flat” cretin is.

Absolutely pathetic.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:55 am

How much money did you make on losing trades just by clipping the ticket?

What does that mean.

I’ve lost a lot of money on losing trades. I have zero ego when it comes to that. I win some and lose some. In fact they’ve been years when I hade more losing trades than winning ones. It’s how much you allow to lose vs the amount you make that’s important.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 9:56 am

Michael Smith News.

Adam Bandt nearly wetting his pants in excitement over Labor/Greens powersharing!

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 1, 2022 9:56 am

Poor virus-neutralizing capacity in highly C-19 vaccinated populations could soon lead to a fulminant spread of SARS-CoV-2 super variants that are highly infectious and highly virulent in vaccinees while being fully resistant to all existing and future spike-based C-19 vaccines.

Its a subtle point, but vaccines are NOT antibiotics and viruses do not become ‘resistant’ to vaccines. What is actually happening is the immune system itself is failing to control the virus, despite the ‘heads up’ from the vaccine. This is much more serious.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2022 9:57 am

As well as making a powerful statement about the injustices suffered by Aboriginal people, the film is a cry for action, something Rennie says is sadly lacking from our federal government.

If it was up to me there would be another 30 billion lacking until the killing each other, beating the missus, raping children and took responsibility for their own actions. Never going to happen.

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2022 9:57 am

UK Health Secretary says zero covid was a disaster:

“If any government is going to take away freedoms from people, there needs to be a very, very, very high bar to that”.

Many more mea culpas herein.

Better late than never, I suppose, and you won’t hear the like from Greg Hunt (good riddance!).

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2022 9:58 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
April 1, 2022 at 9:56 am
Michael Smith News.

Adam Bandt nearly wetting his pants in excitement over Labor/Greens powersharing!

This is common to greens, power sharing or not.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 9:58 am

Tell us about your knowledge of electro chemistry.
No one wants to hear us hash over your dismal lack of interpersonal skills.
Talk about the topic or shut your fucking gob.

As I said you clown. The incel has no patents . He registered patents on behalf of firms he worked for.

And as for my knowledge, I don’t need to have any but can still assess if a person is bullshitting on the evidence. You oversized egotistical buffoon. Go take your meds.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 10:00 am

That’s what it was like. It was either his way or the highway. I refused to move and I refused to budge. And I can tell you, I can put up with a fair bit. I’ve spent 10 years in the military. I was one of those first girls trialled in those combat units.

Jackie Lambie. She was a transport driver, FFS.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2022 10:00 am

JCsays:
April 1, 2022 at 9:55 am
How much money did you make on losing trades just by clipping the ticket?

What does that mean.

I’ve lost a lot of money on losing trades. I have zero ego when it comes to that. I win some and lose some. In fact they’ve been years when I hade more losing trades than winning ones. It’s how much you allow to lose vs the amount you make that’s important.

Were you not working for a company? Every trade you made was your own money?

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:01 am

And as for my knowledge, I don’t need to have any

..
That’s good, because you don’t.
So all the stupid shit I’ve let slide these last few months as you make it obvious you are arguing about something you know zero about, that’s over.
You’ll get corrected on every dumb statement.

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2022 10:01 am

“…the film is a cry for action, something Rennie says is sadly lacking from our federal government.”

How very paternalistic.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:03 am

And as for my knowledge, I don’t need to have any

..
I think you’ll get that one repeated back to you a fair bit.
You have zero actual debate skills to go along with the zero scientific understanding.
This will be fun for a while, eh?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 10:04 am

Tiny outbreak of sanity in the UK.

Energy crisis lifeline: Fracking order ‘lifted’ to boost UK supplies ‘just in time’ (31 Mar)

Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan said: “I would like to thank the Prime Minister and the Business Secretary for seeing the light and realising – just in time – how absurd it would have been to force us to pour concrete down Britain’s only two viable shale gas wells in the middle of an energy crisis. … Mr Johnson reportedly started to consider lifting the 2019 ban on fracking after coming under pressure from 34 members of his own party.

Hey Mr Morrison how about unbanning gas exploration and development here too? Like that drilling permit you personally banned offshore of Newcastle.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:06 am

3, 2, 1…
Queue hysterical personal insults, dragging up irrelevant shit from years ago and general insanity.
And I’m the one with mental problems?
Lol.

Rabz
April 1, 2022 10:06 am

Bum Bandit nearly wetting his pants in excitement over Labore/Greenfilth powersharing!

Hang on – I thought Albansleazey had assured the electorate no such arrangement was planned?

Gee, the incoherent spittle flecked mouth foaming mediocrity wouldn’t lie about such a thing, would he?

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2022 10:08 am

I was one of those first girls trialled in those combat units.

Jackie Lambie. She was a transport driver, FFS.

Presumably she failed the trial then?

When my son went through Kapooka they seemed to put all the good male prospects into stag platoons and the rest in mixed units. I suspect the former were trained up to much harder standards than the latter.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:11 am

That’s good, because you don’t.

I’ve ever I have, you ridiculous clown. That’s just you somehow dreaming I have made claims that I’m a scientist. Whereas you have claimed you’re a mathematician. You’re not. You’re a lower grade math teacher.

So all the stupid shit I’ve let slide these last few months as you make it obvious you are arguing about something you know zero about, that’s over.

You mean like counters to your WE MAKE NAFINK claims, you laughable clown. You don’t make a dent on any argument I’ve seen except try to sound tough.

You’ll get corrected on every dumb statement.

Fine with me, because that will mean you won’t be commenting here.

Go take your meds, you sick fuck.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
April 1, 2022 10:12 am

Bum Bandit nearly wetting his pants in excitement over Labore/Greenfilth powersharing!

If Adolph could come to power in that manner, why not Adam?

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 10:14 am

Anh Do’s and his brother got half scholarships to a very good school, I think Rudd also got a scholarship and perhaps Elbow did too.
That doesn’t make them stand outs from the many thousands of Catholic and no doubt some private school parents who scrimped and scrapped to sent their children to those, mostly low fee schools.
I’m sure many worked second jobs, long hours to give their families a better life.
Biden’s Scranton stories are just as lame as the Australian versions.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 10:14 am

How very paternalistic.

The problem is that the article was posted from “The Age”, where the moderators don’t allow such comments……

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:15 am

I think you’ll get that one repeated back to you a fair bit.

That’s okay, trust y0u to distort and disemble, you lowlife.

You have zero actual debate skills to go along with the zero scientific understanding.

Oh yea, I’m like you. Threatening people with violence and wanting to meet them in carparks. Those sorts of debate skills, you mathematician.

This will be fun for a while, eh?

You really need to go take your meds as your about to blow up again.

And by the way, dickhead, don’t think you will ever change how I disuss things here. That’s just not happening.

Meds ! Now!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:15 am

Top drawer bomhomie this morning, Cats
Well done.
Although the Good Cheer still needs work.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 10:16 am

If Adolph could come to power in that manner, why not Adam?

Apt – the Greens only ever were Fascism, thinly disguised.

Rabz
April 1, 2022 10:16 am

What the …

Breaking: Dunderhead Dan delivers landmark mea culpa to Victorians over handling of COVID – “We got it all wrong, there was blatant corruption and incompetence from myself down and I unreservedly apologize to all Victorians and hereby resign as Victorian premier and from the parliament, with immediate effect.”

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:17 am

Go take your meds, you sick fuck.

..
So, soooo good. Debate by attempted personal destruction. Always an admission of defeat. And you don’t have the wit to even do it with any style.
Wait for it.
Wait for it…

I don’t need to know anything

Ha ha ha. HA HA HA.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:19 am

Arky says:
April 1, 2022 at 10:06 am

3, 2, 1…
Queue hysterical personal insults, dragging up irrelevant shit from years ago and general insanity.
And I’m the one with mental problems?
Lol.

Oh yea, like the recent history you gave us for the reason you call Cassie.. a “valued commenter” here.. much more than you or the Incel… “a hag”. And you’re telling I have mental problems, you clown. Get the fuck off the site as you promised.

Everything, you’ve accused other people of, you have done yourself. Now fuck off. And remember, don’t ever grovel to me again.

Meds. It’s time.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:19 am

In fact they’ve been years when I had more losing trades than winning ones. It’s how much you allow to lose vs the amount you make that’s important.

Exactly.
What counts is the discipline to let a loss position go at your stop point.
And don’t get emotional when it bounces back.
People who have never had a loss trade are like cricketers who have never dropped a catch or made a duck.
They either have never played or are bullshitters

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 10:20 am

Duk
That is just another variant of everyone who got vaxxed is going to die soon.
Trouble is these predictions started in earnest in early 2021 when the real experts claimed half of vaccinnees were already dropping like flies.
This, that, the other, lucky no-one is holding their breath.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:21 am

So, soooo good. Debate by attempted personal destruction. Always an admission of defeat.

You hag.

And you don’t have the wit to even do it with any style.
Wait for it.
Wait for it…

But, but we make Nafink. Try that on again you buffoon.

I don’t need to know anything

Ha ha ha. HA HA HA.

God you’re a sad human being. Just sad.

Meds.

Zipster
Zipster
April 1, 2022 10:23 am

Germany accuses Putin of ‘blackmail’ and refuses to back down after Russian President threatened to turn off Europe’s gas supplies in HOURS if countries refuse to pay in roubles

perhaps they should not have confiscated Russian foreign currency reserves nor put sanctions on Russia. Apparently europe now wants to lift sanctions on fertilisers. These people are seriously dense.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:23 am

3, 2, 1…
Queue hysterical personal insults, dragging up irrelevant shit from years ago and general insanity.
And I’m the one with mental problems?
Lol

..
I predicted it.
Even as he was typing it.
Next prediction: he’s texting others right now coordinating a response. “Sancho, Sancho, help me”. Pathetic.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:25 am

As good as this all is, please, go on with your lecture on electro chemistry and battery life.
Oh god, my sides.
So, sooo good.

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2022 10:25 am

The problem is that the article was posted from “The Age”, where the moderators don’t allow such comments……

I note the film was funded by the tax payer.

The revolution is not only being televised, it’s being subsidised.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:26 am

Next prediction: he’s texting others right now coordinating a response. “Sancho, Sancho, help me”. Pathetic.

Not at all.
But I’m here with a family-sized box of Kleenex if it doesn’t go well.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:28 am

“Help me Sancho. I never needed to know naffing, now I can’t argue”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:28 am

Dr BG.
I have a sciency type question.
How big is the internet?

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:28 am

Not at all.

..
There he is.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 10:29 am

“Germany and Austria have triggered emergency plans over possible gas supply disruption amid a payments stand-off with Russia.

Russia had demanded “unfriendly” countries pay for its gas in roubles from 31 March, but the EU, which mainly pays in euros, rejected the idea.

Moscow later appeared to soften its stance, saying on Wednesday rouble payments would be introduced gradually.

But Germany and Austria have taken the first steps towards gas rationing”
from the bbc

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:30 am

I predicted it.
Even as he was typing it.
Next prediction: he’s texting others right now coordinating a response. “Sancho, Sancho, help me”. Pathetic.

Oh yea, the non prediction prediction . I never converse with anyone about stoushes. And I never will.

Did you pester Liz?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:30 am

Reads like a job application for the Blogue Gendarmes.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2022 10:30 am

Think man sized would have been a better option Sancho.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:31 am

Maybe there are others that also don’t you, thought leader.

Remember .
No grovelling and the meds.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 1, 2022 10:31 am

I note the film was funded by the tax payer.

The Australian film “industry” puts your average meth addicted houso to shame.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:33 am

Did you pester Liz?

..
Ohhh nasty.
Does Arky respond to a baseless lie from left field and get stuck in that, or does he ignore it and give me the chance to just keep repeating the question?
Either way, it’s a win for JC. He doesn’t have to respond to an argument.
Lizzie. Feel free to publish any and akl correspondence between us on here.
Now go on with your electro chemistry lecture genius.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:39 am

As good as this all is, please, go on with your lecture on electro chemistry and battery life.
Oh god, my sides.
So, sooo good.

I’m not quite if thought leader is just another run of the mill fucking moron or an incessant liar.

I’ve never made a prediction about battery life extension except that I’ve said I wouldn’t bet against Musk. I was right.
The incel did and got it wrong by over 100 %. This isn’t a good argument for the thought leader to make and it’s even stupider than the “we make nafthink”claim.

Don’t bet against Musk is a decent and observable claim.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2022 10:40 am

In fact they’ve been years when I hade more losing trades than winning ones. It’s how much you allow to lose vs the amount you make that’s important.

Like roulette? No skill involved.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:41 am

Does Arky

Oh lord help us.

Kneel
Kneel
April 1, 2022 10:43 am

“`Ed case,
Would that be sorta like Australia has the *legal* right to invade China to protect the human rights of *ethnic* Australians who are nonetheless only citizens of China?”

Ed has a point, although probably more “forcefully” expressed than I would.

I think it would be sorta like the US saying it has a “national security interest” in what happens in the ME, Afghanistan et al. As well as a “humanitarian issue” with “ethnic cleansing” in Yugoslavia et al.

Was what happened in those places “legal”? Maybe, maybe not.

Does Russia have a “legitimate national security interest” in what happens in Ukraine?
Undoubtedly.

Does Russia have a legitimate “humanitarian concern” with what was happening in Ukraine?
Absolutely – even the UN agrees with Russia on what has happened there.

Is a Russian invasion of the Ukraine on the above grounds “legal”?
Maybe, maybe not.

But it is certainly at the very least hypocritical for the US (and for that matter the EU/NATO as well as Australia) to complain about what Russia is doing given their previous exploits in the above noted locations.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 1, 2022 10:43 am

Bum Bandit nearly wetting his pants in excitement over Labore/Greenfilth powersharing!

Hang on – I thought Albansleazey had assured the electorate no such arrangement was planned?

I was fooled too, for a while.

Then, seconds later, considered reflection told me that Albanese would rip the elastic out of his undies pulling them off, if he thought a quick relationship with Bandit would get him into the Lodge.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:44 am

Like roulette? No skill involved.

Or like pretending you can predict the weather? You’ve got a degree in weather divining even though you were at one time posing as an engineer. That’s right, yea?

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:44 am

The incel did and got it wrong by over 100 %.

..
More insults.
But at last a smidgeon of content.
All you did was read a paid for Mercedes advert and pounced on it because of wishful thinking that it confirmed you view of someone on here.

Kneel
Kneel
April 1, 2022 10:46 am

“Finally, she {VP Harris]makes a great deal of sense.”

refer to an infinite number of monkeys and “to be or not to be” – sometimes even complete idiots make sense. Chance – it’s a funny old thing.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:48 am

No, I didn’t need to read any ad to say battery extension in the past 5 years has risen by 100%.

Musk was right and I suggested to not bet against him. The incel did and so do you.

Does Arky

Now fuck off as you’re boring now.

Lol. Just sad.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:49 am

Now fuck off

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You first, chuckle guts.

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:50 am

Which one’s the anode, JC?
..

I don’t need to know naffing.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 1, 2022 10:50 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
April 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

That’s what it was like. It was either his way or the highway. I refused to move and I refused to budge. And I can tell you, I can put up with a fair bit. I’ve spent 10 years in the military. I was one of those first girls trialled in those combat units.

Jackie Lambie. She was a transport driver, FFS.

The entire ADF had a 3 week hangover after the celebrations when she left.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 10:51 am

In “he maybe a bastard but he’s our bastard” news.

Russia Poll: Putin’s Approval Shoots Up to 83% (31 Mar)

Zelensky Approval Rating Skyrockets to 91% After Collapsing Under Coronavirus (28 Feb)

Gonna be a long war.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:52 am

Like roulette? No skill involved.

You misunderstand trading techniques Eyrie.
If it was like roulette and you did enough trades over ten years, your net result would be approaching neutral.
Except that would never happen.
You would be out on your arse after six months.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:55 am

Bing Bong!
Hen pecking alert!*
Bing Bong!
….
* Shut up. You don’t know what colour the positive terminal on a battery is.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 10:55 am

Max Hasting’s history of the Korean War mentions those British soldiers, who had been PW’s of the Germans and Japanese during World War Two, recalled for service in Korea and captured by the North Koreans and Chinese…Fvck that for a game of soldiers…

Arky
April 1, 2022 10:57 am

“Sancho, Sancho, help me, help me”.
Predicted.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2022 10:58 am

“Matrix, Matrix, Matrix.
Please get pissed and post some late night gibberish about banning people”
Pathetic.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 10:59 am

Arky

Do the third person routine as it as funny.
You clown.

Does Arky

FMD.

Arky
April 1, 2022 11:01 am

Sancho Panzer says:
April 1, 2022 at 10:58 am
“Matrix, Matrix, Matrix.
Please get pissed and post some late night gibberish about banning people”
Pathetic

..
So responding to a call to pile on with a ,ate would be wrong?
Why are you doing it then?
By the way, I have NEVER done that.
You’re right.
It’s pathetic. Let him stick up for himself if he can.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2022 11:01 am

You would be out on your arse after six months.

He said he had years where he made losing trades.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 11:02 am

Yea I saw that gibberish yesterday. Thought leader wants everyone banned who doesn’t agree with him. Just like his old pathetic threads.

Arky
April 1, 2022 11:03 am

FMD

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I’ll give you the tip, don’t be disappointed, I would F you dead or alive.
Keep up the mindless personal abuse. It’s funny.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 11:03 am

One ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.

Klaus Schwab Tells Global Leaders to Collaborate for World Governance (31 Mar)

The time has come for world governments to unite as one and tackle global problems such as climate change, trade, and economic disruption without hinderance or delay, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab announced Wednesday.

The unelected globalist issued his demand during a keynote speech on the opening day of the World Government Summit (WGS2022) in Dubai, saying the world can only be improved by more government cooperation at more levels.

Schwab, who called on policymakers for “a great reset” during the coronavirus pandemic, said the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” has arrived and enduring change is on the way. He outlined:

The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution accelerates global change in a much more comprehensive and faster way than previous industrial revolutions.

Well he’s right about that – the pervasive use of technology to control and persecute dissent is unprecedented in history and is now increasingly total. Of course he’s wrong about everything else, but psychopathic maniacs never ever believe they’re wrong about anything.

Arky
April 1, 2022 11:03 am

Wouldn’t
..
Ha.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2022 11:05 am

The entire ADF had a 3 week hangover after the celebrations when she left.

Wasn’t it Jacquie Lambie was was warned for deployment to East Timor, and hobbled into the RAP the night before, with a “bad back?” The mildly alcoholic gang of heavily armed sex maniacs, who comprised the A.D.F., at that time, had a range of phrases to describe such conduct, none of them complimentary.

Arky
April 1, 2022 11:05 am

O.K.
Gay typo.
I’ll cop that one.
Go ahead, you know you want to.
Should have proof read before hitting post.

Arky
April 1, 2022 11:09 am

Thought leader wants everyone banned who doesn’t agree with him.

..
You read a lot, according to you, but you don’t read accurately.
Repost where you think I called for anyone to be banned yesterday.
I didn’t.
“Thought leader”. Second hand insult. Can’t you think up anything for yourself?
You have no class at all, do you?

Arky
April 1, 2022 11:10 am

I have to do actual work now sweet cheeks.
I’ll look in later and maybe respond to anything remotely of substance.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2022 11:11 am

Another tiny bit of sanity illuminates the darkness.

Finland MP Acquitted Over ‘Insulting Homosexuals’ With Bible Verses (31 Mar)

On Wednesday, according to a report from the Catholic News Agency, the District Court of Helsinki threw out the charges against Räsänen in a 28-page ruling that determined the politician’s statements fell within the realm of free speech and stated, “it is not for the district court to interpret biblical concepts.”

The Christian Democrat MP had previously described homosexuality as a “disorder of psychosexual development,” and had posted verses from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans on Instagram while speaking on the topic of a pride parade in Helsinki.

“The Church, of which I am a member, has announced that it is the official partner of SETA Helsinki Pride 2019. How does the doctrine of the Church, the Bible, fit in with a cause in which shame and sin are elevated to pride?” she wrote.

Räsänen posted a picture of Romans 1:26-27

Brave lady.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 11:15 am

It’s gay either way. 🙂

bespoke
bespoke
April 1, 2022 11:16 am

Rogersays:
April 1, 2022 at 10:01 am

How very paternalistic.

Was tempted to say no ‘maternalistic’ but seriously the crippling low expectation is infecting everything not just indigenes, Roger.

bons
bons
April 1, 2022 11:18 am

This becoming silly folks, but funny.
Tanku Y’all.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 11:18 am

Brucie’s new official title is , The Inventor, or The Patenter. I’m not sure which.

JC
JC
April 1, 2022 11:20 am

I have to do actual work now sweet cheeks.

Yea, paid work?

I’ll look in later and maybe respond to anything remotely of substance.

You wouldn’t know substance if you fell over it, you mental case.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2022 11:21 am

Does Australia now do a pre-emptive invasion of the Solomons?

Kneel
Kneel
April 1, 2022 11:22 am

“How big is the internet?”

Big.
Really, really big.

IPv6 allows for more than 100 billion billion billion billion (yes, more than 1 followed by 38 zeroes) devices to have their own unique address reachable from any other connected device.
That’s a spice-y meat-a-ball!

If google allows you 2GB of storage and they have a billion customers… you do the math. That’s a lot of hard disks.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2022 11:22 am

That’s the proton DrB. Electrons have no discernible internal structure

You’re right of course. I missed out on going to sleep last night and smoked two cigars instead. Not the best condition in which to discuss physics.

I’ll probably be back in synch tomorrow. 🙂

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