Open Thread – Tues 28 June 2022


Riding the Grey Wolf, Ivan Tsarevich, 1889

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  1. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Armchair Zhukov’s in action.

    Yep. I wonder how the Soviet push through Eastern Europe, Chermany and into Berlin in 1945 would have been reported by the respective teams?

    The same way, is probably the answer.

    I just don’t care. Neither side carries the hopes of the free world with it. The Ukraine has been conquered and re-conquered in part or in full for millennia. The current contretemps just needs to be thrown on the pile.

  2. calli Avatar
    calli

    Did someone mention Gladys?

  3. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    the missus need valium for hers too and it was still like trying to get a cat into a car

    🙂 🙂

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Me too … but only after two Valium tablets! (Severely claustrophobic)

    Mme Zulu has the same problem..I agree with Farmer Gez…shit music and a crap sound system..

  5. calli Avatar
    calli

    Sorry Rabz.

    I should have just printed the lyrics which were perfect.

  6. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Like a sound you hear

    A single that had “arrangements”.

    Another one, with a slightly more chequered history … 😕

  7. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    today I was sitting out the back in the sun-room

    had been lifting the old tiles off the floor and was taking a smoko.

    was just enjoying the wintery calm on my own while the missus was out negotiating over new tiles and curtails

    heard a noise over the back fence and I looked up and blow me down, there’s a fox with its head over our side having a look around.

    a few seconds later it walks the length of the fence and then up onto the roof of next door’s shed.

    beachy suburban Melbourne

    sneaky buggers are everywhere

  8. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    I didn’t enjoy the MRI

    Never heard of them.

    Gez – do they essay a particular musical genre?

  9. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    That, and audio propagation in a steel tube is shit. What was the music choice?

    I went for seventies rock.
    Some bastard gathered all shit that no one liked from that era and used it on patients in the machine that went bing.
    Medical malpractice in my books.

  10. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Shit music and a crap sound system.

    Had about eight MRIs over the journey. Didn’t mind the soundtrack, although it was the same each time.

    Edit: I tried to put a vocabular representation of what an MRI sounds like, but it broke the spaminator.

    Had me bopping along nicely though.

  11. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    sneaky buggers are everywhere

    Along with some poison and traps that your good self might just have laid for them?

    The last time I saw a fox in Sydney would have been about thirty years ago, in Rookwood, which has its own weird ecosystem.

  12. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    I went for seventies rock.
    Some bastard gathered all shit that no one liked from that era and used it on patients in the machine that went bing.
    Medical malpractice in my books.

    Reprehensible. 🙂

  13. dover0beach Avatar

    Given that they all fell within their expected Circular Error of Probability but failed to actually strike the alleged factory, this all sounds rather like cope and deflection. Especially when the rest of the thread’s photos point out the best result only got an edge of the building, and that allegedly set a fire that spread to the mall.

    They hit a factory building and railway line next to the mall.

  14. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Edit: I tried to put a vocabular representation of what an MRI sounds like, but it broke the spaminator

    Clinketty clank clack

    Vrrrrrrp….

    Vrrrrrrp……

    Vrrrrrrrp…..

    Clank-clack

    Barp.*

    [Click-]
    “How are you doing in there, Mr KD?”

    * Not the machine…

  15. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    One of the most notorious cultural criminals in human history.

  16. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    They hit a factory building and railway line next to the mall.

    I suppose that striking the edge of a factory building counts. But I’m sure RWA would agree that the explosion and fire that wrecked the shopping mall while leaving the factory itself relatively unscathed was totally a Ukrainian invention…

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kremenchuk_shopping_mall_attack

  17. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Rabz, we see them all time in Melb … usually squished on the freeway.

    a few years back a mate of mine got diggers and went on a mission to remove their burrows.
    in proper suburban Melb on a bit of land … channel 10 studios in Burwood

    he told me they found no foxes that night

    but he did hear a noise in the trees in the dark and when he shone the torch the foxies were in the trees watching them dig.

    the bloke is way too Aspy to exaggerate

    word is that they use the storm water drains in the burbs to get about

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I know it’s the “Daily Mail”, but I’m a self funded retiree, and paying tax. Why should I support this douchenozzle?

    ‘I’ve been a dole bludger for 20 years – I know all the loopholes’

    Ben Hoy is 42, but for the best part of the last two decades he admits he’s been a ‘dole bludger’.

    The father-of-two, who is estranged from his children, has worked occasionally since he was in his late teens, usually doing the odd ‘cash job’ as a labourer.

    In 2017, Mr Hoy told Daily Mail Australia about ‘knowing the loopholes’ to keep his welfare payment – despite him not actively looking for work.

    ‘Well put it this way, I’ve been on the dole since I was 17 and I know all the loopholes,’ he said of his 20 years on welfare.

    ‘Every time they want me to work for the dole I change job agencies and it all starts again.

    ‘They don’t follow it up, they don’t do nothing.’

  19. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    DNR has been pretty much press ganging any male between 18 and 65, they’re desperate. I don’t know about the LNR and the Chechens.

    there are numerous sources, search on google for current size the russian army. this is compared to nato forces and they are about equal. given how russia feels about nato, it makes some sense, that they would size their army in terms of nato numbers.

    how much of this is russian propaganda, who knows. I am not seeing any shortage of bodies, some of this may be due to lower death rate and replacement of casualties. what we are seeing is ukrainian forces crumbling under the relentless artillery barrage.

    and putin has not called for a general mobilisation, which would no doubt happen if the west actually sent in troops. clearly at this stage there is no need as there are sufficient numbers for the current stated objective which is destroying the ukrainian army.

  20. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Amtraked from LA to NY and back again a few years ago. Epic.

    Flew from Sydney to LA in 1983. I then did LA to Chicago by Amtrack. Brillo. Flew to the UK and a 2 week Britrail Pass around the UK. Saw a couple of football matches too. Then a first class Eurail Pass for 2 months. Went to the top of Norway all the way down to Crete (the pass worked on ferries as well). Fantastic 2 months. Back to the UK then flew London to Perth with Air India (nice curries on board). Then the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney. Celebrated my birthday on the train with a cheap bottle of Australian ‘Champers’. I got back to Sydney with $100 left in my pocket. Happy days.

    Then I had to get a job again.

  21. dover0beach Avatar

    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    ·
    3h
    BREAKING: Eurozone reports annual inflation of 8.6% in June, a record high.

  22. dover0beach Avatar

    Anglo Respecter 40K ?????
    @Tinkzorg
    ·
    3h
    There isn’t a Yuri big enough for this goddamn disaster, holy shit.~€30 million in losses. Each day. 30 million!

    And that’s just one energy company in one country. This winter is going to be a shitshow of insane proportions and the russians are holding all the cards.
    Quote Tweet

    Javier Blas
    @JavierBlas
    · Jun 30
    One number to consider. Uniper probably is paying currently ~€30 million extra for the gas it’s buying in the spot market. Multiply that for 365 days: ~€11 billion. And that’s one single European utility. Now think about other big buyers of Russian gas. And start multiplying. twitter.com/JavierBlas/sta…

    It really has only just began.

  23. dover0beach Avatar

    I suppose that striking the edge of a factory building counts.

    Something tells me the edge of the factory is good enough.

  24. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    ‘They don’t follow it up, they don’t do nothing.’

    Ben Hoys hasn’t been wasting his taxpayer funded lifestyle with any attempt at education.

    It’s a shame because he could become a Cat and write a book about rorting the welfare system.

  25. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    yuri

    Mr Gorbachev … tear down this wall

    Hell March

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Somebody posted upthread about the “Uncle Jack Charles” story.

    He’s all over the “Daily Mail”, bawling on about “It’s tough enough, being an Aborigine. Why would anyone want to pretend to be an Aborigine?”

    Dunno – ask Bruce Pascoe…….

  27. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    John Sheldrick says:
    July 1, 2022 at 10:41 pm
    Amtraked from LA to NY and back again a few years ago. Epic.

    Flew from Sydney to LA in 1983…………. I got back to Sydney with $100 left in my pocket. Happy days.

    Aye. And you try and tell that to the young people of today. Will they believe you? No!

  28. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    how much of this is russian propaganda, who knows

    Why would the Russians report such personnel shortages if they are #winning as bigly as you feel they are?

    And a country constantly broadening its reserve callup laws and relaxing its entry standards doesn’t sound like one that is comfortably coasting to total victory by attrition.

    But hey, Vatnik is as Vatnik cites.

    Like Dover linking Russians With Attitude’s posting of random demolition pictures and video and claiming that it’s the destroyed weapons dump/factory at Kremenchuk (that was totally a legit target and properly hit, bro! 🙁 Cucumbers and road machines are fair game!), while the factory in question is still there, behind the burnt-out mall.

  29. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Let’s also not forget this isn’t going to degenerate into an afghan style quagmire where the considerations of women crossing a bridge to fetch water take priority over nailling combatants. The ruskies are fighting a war, the way wars have historically been thought. You know, to win, by trashing the opposition’s will to fight any further.

    Excellent quote. Well said Zipster. For the short period the RAAF were involved in the shooting war in Afghanistan, their spokes-eunuch was bragging – he was really proud – about NOT dropping bombs.

    But hey, ex high-ranking officers are well trained for further government employment as ‘diversity’ experts when they leave the ADF.

  30. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    JCsays:

    July 1, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    We have a climate emergency.

    Are you glued to the road?

  31. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Feel free to nominate your favourites

    You better think about what chu sayin’!
    You better think about the consequences of yer actions!

  32. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    BBS at 8.45:

    The telecast started off with the CFC banner proclaiming gender equality and the colour orange splashed all over the place

    Yes. I had wondered why, but then discovered that the orange on Caaarlton jumpers was to pay respect to poofs – past, present and emerging.

    Sad to hear that. Carlton’s uniforms in the 1860’s used to have some orange so I thought they were just paying tribute to their heritage. Since when did orange become a gay activist thing?

  33. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    The outgoing Chief of the Army has left a legacy:

    “General Burr’s commitment to developing our people and our individual and collective cultural and ethical fitness through good soldiering is a hallmark of his stewardship of our army,” he said.

    Cultural and ethical fitness. Get your pronouns right but kill the enemy at your own peril. Just another fuckwit in the conga-line of traitors hell bent on emasculating a once magnificent fighting force. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  34. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I never quite got why MRI is the weapon of choice for some diagnostics and CT for others.
    Mrs P had a couple of goes at MRI and hated it – loud, cold and almost painful holding your position for so long.
    I have had a few runs through the CT and it is a doddle. Apart from the distinct (but false) sensation that you have pissed yourself just after the juice goes in.

  35. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Since when did orange become a gay activist thing?

    Yeah but that’s not even one seventh of the problem.
    How did we let the LGBs capture the whole freakin’ rainbow?
    That thing belongs to everyone, dammit.

  36. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Since when did orange become a gay activist thing?

    It’s not gay. It’s raising awareness for “gender equality and the prevention of violence against women”. Because if Carlton didn’t do that, you would never know it was going on. Except that you didn’t anyway. Nevertheless, I’m sure the Carlton board are giving themselves a pat on the back for a lovely bit of virtue signaling.

  37. dover0beach Avatar

    Like Dover linking Russians With Attitude’s posting of random demolition pictures and video and claiming that it’s the destroyed weapons dump/factory at Kremenchuk (that was totally a legit target and properly hit, bro! ? Cucumbers and road machines are fair game!), while the factory in question is still there, behind the burnt-out mall.

    There’s a destroyed building in the footage provided. You’re hanging everything on the building destroyed being peripheral while the buildings near the mall being central.

  38. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    KD at 8:59.

    Yes. I had wondered why, but then discovered that the orange on Caaarlton jumpers was to pay respect to poofs – past, present and emerging.

    Why add the orange?
    Nothing says “gay” more effectively than the navy blue with CFC on the front.

  39. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    For IT type guys might want to check out The Undeclared War on Stan. Series about GCHQ and cyber warfare attack on UK and seems the suspect is Russia. Simon Pegg main star. Good bit of retaliation is the hacker who was turning Putins office lights on and off.

    Good so far.

  40. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Nothing says “gay” more effectively than the navy blue with CFC on the front.

    That angry koala with attitude the Brisbane Bears had on their jumpers for a while was pretty limp wristed.

  41. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    There’s a destroyed building in the footage provided. You’re hanging everything on the building destroyed being peripheral while the buildings near the mall being central.

    And you in turn are hanging on the hope that Russians With Attitude are unimpeachably right, when they like the spin as much as everyone else taking Moscow’s side.

    Remember all the feints from Kiev, Kharkov, Snake Island* and the Moskva making Sevastopol under its own power?

    * Quite a few pro-RUS accounts have ragequit off Twitter because of this particular reveral in the last 24 hours…

  42. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    hey Rex … what are your pronouns?

  43. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    You’re/Drunk.

    Next question?

  44. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Next question?

    what happened to your balls?

  45. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    It’s not some nebulous genetic problem.

    You’re talking thru your arse again.
    Epigenetics is real.

  46. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    MatrixTransformsays:
    July 1, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Cheers.

    I managed to get vlans set-up in the router and AP’s for the WiFi.
    But it’s the switch that being a hassle.

  47. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Ed Casesays:
    July 2, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Tractor

  48. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    This is an ex-thread – it has ceased to be….

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