Open Thread – Tues 13 Sept 2022 The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene Entering the French Entrenchments, Louis Laguerre, early 1700s
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Brisbane Lions gone.
The following appeared on @Slavyangrad Telegram channel:
Looks like Ukraine won.
The following appeared on @Slavyangrad Telegram channel:
So, safe to say, 100% misinformation.
you’re cranky, I get it … we broke all yr shit
but let’s wait 6 months and see how youse feel then
Finally put together the Radio Show Archives* – here they are:
New Year’s Eve Dec 31 2021
February 2022 – Ozzie Classics
March 2022 – New Wave 1978-1985
April 2022 – Disco
May 2022 – The Sixties
June 2022 – Seventies Rock and Roll 1969-1978
July 2022 – Motown and Soul
August 2022 – Dub, Ska and Reggae
September 2022 – Live Performances
Rocktober 2022? Let’s have some suggestions, Cats.
*googles has been busy burying them – not happy! 🙁
Quenthlanders. They never, ever fail to disappoint.
The only upside to this is it will be an all-Victorian Grand Final, just as God intended.
Nice digs. US$250 million? Far too expensive.
Know little about octacosanol. Studies suggests it improves athletic performance, might also help with cholesterol management, if it activates the development of brown fat as it does in rodents that will be a good thing. Unfortunately DOT there are very few clinical trials. That’s not uncommon, there is a bias against supplementation. That is strong in the USA, not so much in Europe, and while some doctors say supplements are useless surveys find medical people take supplements at surprisingly high rates.
I not a great fan of antioxidants. High antioxidant intake can even impede the hormetic effect of exercise. Everyone knows about oxidative stress, few know about reductive stress. Too much hype and the studies haven’t supported the use of exogenous antioxidants but there is support for agents which promotes the body’s own antioxidants.
My view is that for those over 60 there can be value in judicious supplementation. By way of example, my sister and her husband, mid-70’s, excellent blood work, no medicines, no pathology, very active, and the husband is fitter and stronger than men 20 years younger. They have been taking supplements and carefully managing their health for over 30 years. It can pay off but we have to start at the latest in middle age and maintain the discipline. Too late for me, too long smoking tobacco. No regrets, don’t care, in fact I still enjoy smoking on an occasional basis, typically with the other type of smoking and a few wild turkeys.
Reductive Stress in Inflammation-Associated Diseases and the Pro-Oxidant Effect of Antioxidant Agents
I’m not a fan of the above journal DOT but if you go to pubmed and punch in “reductive stress” you’ll find studies pointing to it.
Here’s something weird I read in a review about antioxidants. Virtually all antioxidants, upon electron donation, become oxidants. Some can be regenerated in the cells through other electron donors. I don’t know the physiological significance of that but given the poor results from many studies on antioxidant administration I’m inclined to think the author might be onto something. The exception though is that for people past 60 there might be benefits because when glutathione and general antioxidant protections decline. That is even more true in conditions that generate oxidation events.
Wheat germ oil is a rich source of Vit E variants and related tocotrienols.
Walnuts are also a good source of E and T. BTW if you ever use an E supplement check the label carefully because often they high Alpha T content. Not good, too weak, go for the gamma variant. Stick to the wheat germ oil or walnuts.
Martha’s Vineyard locals prefer their own company .. LOL!
Round 7, Metricon Stadium, 1992:
It’s going to be close to this at the rate it’s going.
Finally got on i’erb, Mon … 😕
Disney have spray painted little mermaid black….
Zips – linkee no workee
September 16, 2022 at 9:45 pm
September 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm
Finally got on iHerb.
What do you think about octacosanol/wheat germ oil?
Know little about octacosanol.
Tongkat ali is making the rounds. I rate it with SARMs.
These young peoples – suckin’ each other off and smoking designer bongs …
Anyway, “Sliante” to all you hairy mob. Mme Zulu’s specialist is laying out a programme for her recovery, and payday for self funded retirees is over the next three weeks.
Demented is the new Baghdad Bob.
Could be. It’s certainly a Versailles level offer.
… Cow Punk
Bloody May Morning
An electric car parked on a street in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was spotted being charged by a lengthy trail of power cord.
Given the risk of exploding while charging, if I owned one, I would want to charge it a fair distance from my house as well.
how am I supposed to cope in the age of the gentrified savage?
Panax Ginseng gives T a noticeable boost, even in this old fart.
There is another T booster doing the rounds, I mentioned it some months ago. Many youtube muscle nuts found turkesterone to have a very noticeable effect. Be quick, methinks it will eventually be banned.
Little Mermaid is all wokened up
All my life I’ve been one of the privileged. Blessed with pale skin, blue eyes, blonde hair, a middle leg and all the sundry associated benefits.
Until I wasn’t.
To paraphrase Jamie Lannister: “I’d never given a shit about the downtrodden, until I suddenly found myself decreed to be one of them.”
Those braying the decreeing are existing on borrowed time.
To paraphrase KD, “Trust me on this”. 🙂
the comments are a crack up
Don’t have a link, but apparently there’s been one monumental punchup, in Manly, when someone found his neighbor had plugged an extension cord into an external power point, on his property , to charge said neighbors electric car….
Going over tor Martha’s in an hour or so – will be on the lookout.
BTW, in Boston we went to a nearby store on the way home. It was a predominantly black area, and very down and out. In the supermarket was a woman on the checkout who was “just off the bus” said one of the nearby ladies, who was supervising her. She couldn’t give change properly even though the till said how much to give.
I was going to do a quick interview for the Cat but Mrs TE dragged me away.
TE – death wish, you have?
13 years for pre-meditated murder….
After 13 years in jail for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell, Susan Neill-Fraser will be free within a matter of days.
The Parole Board of Tasmania is understood to have on Friday granted the 68-year-old grandmother parole, with sources suggesting she could be freed within days from Hobart’s Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison.
Her large group of supporters were jubilant. “It’s very good news – we’re obviously very pleased with the decision,” said Rosie Crumpton-Crook, of the Neill-Fraser Support Group.
“We don’t know the detail – just that she’s been granted it, which we’re very, very happy about. We are very relieved.
“It is great for her family to all have Christmas together. Our main priority will be to give Sue and her family some privacy while they get to know each other again.”
In August, the High Court refused an application by Neill-Fraser for leave to appeal the Tasmanian Court of Criminal Appeal’s rejection of her second appeal.
She is serving a 23 year sentence for the murder of Mr Chappell, a radiation physicist, on board their yacht, the Four Winds, on the night of January 26, 2009.
The case has been highly controversial, with Neill-Fraser maintaining her innocence. There were no witnesses to Mr Chappell’s murder, and no murder weapon or body were found.
Remember their names, peoples, because no obnoxious screechy inner city collectivist hypocrite will.
Mere Eggs on collectivists’ great big new monstrous totalitarian society Omelette. When there are no rules, let alone any attempt to enforce them, (unless they’re invented and enforced by the latest “big man”), this is what happens.
*They would have been hectored incessantly by the JuRdge not to go attempting to unearth any details of the accused dirtbag’s past.
** Braindead uninquisitive imbeciles.
A quick travelogue before the thread ticks over to the weekend.
The lakes are unique and lovely. They are split into two sections, formed at different times in the earth’s history. The upper ones are dolomite, the lower limestone. What intrigued me was the tufa separating the lakes like dams – it is growing. It is also deposited on anything submerged – a boat sits at the bottom of crystal clear water, slowly being encased in rock.
The weather held off for the entirety of the walk of around 10kms, so we got to see the milky green of the lower lakes and contrast with the jade of the upper ones. The big waterfall was running, but not at full bore due to the drought. What intrigued me was the change in vegetation over the demarcation line with birch switching to beech and conifers. Lots of long streamers of tassel ferns and club mosses on the falls, full of tiny crystal droplets. There was a perfect photo around every corner.
When they feel able, Cats must visit this place. Europe has a marvellous built history and art and culture, but natural beauty is there too.
I forgot something. Fish.
The clear water makes fish spotting easy. Unfortunately the lakes suffer from a familiar problem – carp.
However, they have pike. This predator can control the fingerlings. I saw one today, my very first. It was pretending to be a branch, very still in the water with one fin gently keeping it in line with the bank. It saw me watching from above but its real quarry was a chance shoal of tiny fish.
Are you guys all at the footy?
Last one and I’ll stop thread bombing.
Nice story emerging from the UK. The queue to pay respects to Her Maj now lying in state is now 14 hours long and wends its way across the Thames at Lambeth and around to opposite the Tower. Anyone who know London knows it’s a looooong queue. Along the way, they have snacks and loos and entertainments of sorts and everyone is being well behaved.
David Beckham hopped on the end and joined it. He may have reached Westminster hall by now. Or not. Either way, it was a bit of a thrill for the football fans.
Dr Kerry Chant issues an urgent warning over a horrific disease spreading across Australia at an alarming rate – and it’s NOT Covid
NSW Health aims to clamp down on sexually transmitted infections (STI) with boosted prevention, testing and treatment while lifting equitable access to health services.
The strategy’s focus on equity comes amid concerns over the growing disparity in STI notifications between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, especially for syphilis.
Part of the strategy includes eliminating congenital syphilis – when a baby is born with syphilis from an infected mother.
But remember the words of Sun Tzu:-
An electric car parked on a street in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was spotted being charged by a lengthy trail of power cord
New thread boys.
Rabz and I are there with weighty discussion on war and Stevie Nicks.
I furken toldya.
No cascadin’ water, duzzen matter.
Of all the places in the wide world we have visited, Plitvice Lakes are up there.
The crystal clarity of the water and the almost primeval rock formations are something to behold.