Open Thread – Weekend 27 May 2023


His Mother’s Joy, Hugh Cameron, 1884

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calli
calli
May 28, 2023 6:16 pm

It certainly is, Dover! And a beautiful picture it is too.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 28, 2023 6:20 pm

This is Albo’s vanity project. But it goes beyond that and he knows it.

The big strategic payoff for Labor is that they automatically become ‘The Only Party That Can Work With The Voice’.

When the Voice reaches deep into Executive Government, and the process of government is filled with grit and spanners, this will have profound electoral consequences for Right of Centre parties.

Come elections, the Voice will express its position on party platforms – with the implied and actual promise that ‘unacceptable’ government will become unworkable government.

Stiff shit if your platform isn’t generous enough on the payola.

calli
calli
May 28, 2023 6:21 pm

And…a perfect advertisement for Advanced Hair Studio.

😀

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 6:22 pm

Wesfarmers boss Michael Chaney says foreign investors will question if Australia’s a ‘fair place’ if voice referendum fails

By Rosie Lewis
Political Correspondent
@rosieslewis
and Eli Greenblat
Senior Business Reporter
@EliGreenblat
Updated 5:20PM May 28, 2023, First published at 5:00PM May 28, 2023
185 Comments

Wesfarmers chairman Michael Chaney, a prominent supporter of the Indigenous voice to parliament and executive government, has warned international investors are watching the referendum closely and will question if Australia is a “fair place” if it fails.

Mr Chaney said opposing the referendum would betray Wesfarmers’ Indigenous employees, customers and suppliers, as well as the Australian people. The business veteran, who has also led the boards of NAB and Woodside Energy, said chief executives of other big companies universally shared the same view.

The intervention, which sparked a backlash from No campaigners and drew scepticism from other business leaders, comes as the government’s Constitution Alteration Bill outlining the referendum question and voice model Australians will vote on is set to pass the House of Representatives this week.

It will be debated and voted on in the Senate next month, with increasing expectations the referendum will be held in October.

“There’s a very important role for corporates here,” Mr Chaney told the Future Generation 2fold podcast.

“We employ 100,000 people of whom 4000 approximately are Indigenous people. We have suppliers who are Indigenous suppliers. Many of our customers are Indigenous people, whether it’s in Bunnings or Kmart and Target and so on. We have international shareholders who are looking with great interest at this referendum and frankly I think would throw their hands up if it were lost and wonder about Australia as a fair place.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 28, 2023 6:23 pm

Good stuff. What are your tools?

Tasco Japan 42 x 6-24 scope on CZ 455. Got the scope about 15 years ago from a club member who was selling off his gear as he was getting too old. They aren’t made anymore.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 6:27 pm

Doves – your administration of this esteemed blogue is mighty and much appreciated.

We’ve had our differences in the past, yet you never hold a grudge.

That’s the mark of a spiritually sound man.

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 6:28 pm

Eyrie:
Noice.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 6:30 pm

It’s the principle head prefect (get it); as Razey said:

The entire world is circling the drain. Woke left-wing extremists and their Alphabet People acolytes are ushering in a neo-Bolshevistic nightmare the Soviets could only dream of.

Cronkers, don ‘t disappoint me by suggesting I ought to listen to the nonsense from that inept doofus. Wokeism has peaked and is currently being sent into the sewer where it belongs. There’s good stuff happening in the world and stop being so miserable.

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 6:30 pm

Rabz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIBv2GEnXlc&list=RDdVCG1ob4TGE&index=22

For Gods sake Rabz, look at that poor girls ankles! Give her a feed FFS!
What is it with you and these skeletal women?
🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 6:30 pm

Wesfarmers went over to the dark side some time ago. You can see where Kate picked it up from. Red Fred wouldn’t have helped.

mem
mem
May 28, 2023 6:33 pm

Farmer Gez, I kept this little interplay and repost it to remind you. The thing I picked up is that AEMO has not met its own timelines as set out in its annual report.
Many thanks. I have found this in the AEMO library https://aemo.com.au/-/media/files/electricity/nem/planning_and_forecasting/rsig/reliability-forecast-guidelines.pdf?la=en
I note that it hasn’t been updated since 26 February, 2021. A lot has happened since then in the supply of energy and there isn’t a more recent version logged which I find rather disturbing. My interest is in whether AEMO has factored in a contingency plan in case the unplanned occurs, as you would if you were a logistics planner for say a major military exercise. I’m thinking of events such as:
flooding of Qld coal mine
interconnecting cables btn Tas and mainland out of action
Tas hydro down
Major storm, dust storm or bushfire taking out solar panels and turbines on mass scale or transmission lines and interconnectors down
Also new infrastructure or maintenance infrastructure delayed
I will read the report with interest. I am not an engineer so if others out there can help would appreciate.
I will report back.
Farmer Gezsays:
April 21, 2023 at 11:32 am
AEMO has morphed from a functional operator into a massive quango as government has resourced and empowered the body to keep them at arms length from decisions that will directly impact on the voters.
Victoria has basically passed all direct decision making to AEMO, unlike other states. The “experts” defence from the covid calamity.
The management and function of AEMO needs review to understand what influence big business and investors (foreign) have in their deliberations. They claim to be working for best outcomes of energy consumers but there’s no evidence that they have ever sought customer opinion or preference regarding these huge generation and transmission projects.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 6:34 pm

Wokeism has peaked and is currently being sent into the sewer where it belongs

an impressive intellect … if you measure between the horns

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 6:34 pm

Rabz says:
May 28, 2023 at 5:19 pm

Costs about $1.25 per cup and makes a Cappucino better than I can purchase in any Sydney Café.

Thanks, JC!

You’re welcome. Didn’t I tell you Illy is the best coffee around.

Robert Sewell
May 28, 2023 6:35 pm

HBBear:
That Wesfarmers tripe – what a dunny load of unmitigated emotional blackmail. What the Hell has his opinion on the voice got to do with Wesfarmers and his customer base?
Or does he want to be Australias Bud Lite?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 6:39 pm

an impressive intellect … if you measure between the horns

Of course you’d disagree for one very obvious reason trans, which being Sunday, we won’t discuss. But we can if you want to. 🙂 Stick to repairing ac units and being a miserable dirtbag as that’s all you good for.

Can we have another one of those woe-is-me threads over the next week and I think it’s time?

Rabz
May 28, 2023 6:41 pm

Bobby S – since when has being into slimbos become a source of opprobrium, I asks ya?

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 6:43 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
May 28, 2023 at 6:22 pm
Wesfarmers boss Michael Chaney says foreign investors will question if Australia’s a ‘fair place’ if voice referendum fails

Cultural cringe combined with groveling to “international opinion”. What a sleazy, gutless, set our “leaders” are.

cohenite
May 28, 2023 6:44 pm

There’s good stuff happening in the world and stop being so miserable.

Detail and evidence please; and don’t refer to cute owls as they are protected by copyright and my manly presence.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 28, 2023 6:52 pm

Andre Antunes:

After the Pig Calling Contest, here’s the Husband Calling Contest… but it’s a Blues/Rock’n’Roll song

Title: Husband Calling Boogie (Come on Roy Boy)

Husband Calling Contest

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 7:01 pm

We must give Lidia Thorpe a platform and we must ensure we signal boost her message.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 28, 2023 7:03 pm

Classics.

—–

Andre Antunes:

The most brutal mosh pit ever happened at a Pastor Chris Oyakhilome sermon.

Song title: Take it

The Most Metal Moment Ever

Muddy
Muddy
May 28, 2023 7:05 pm

Dot says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:01 pm

We must give Lidia Thorpe a platform and we must ensure we signal boost her message.

A statue. Life-sized x 20. In every CBD.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 7:05 pm

Detail and evidence please

yee-har

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:06 pm

Detail and evidence please;

Sure, but not in any order

1. The Bud-Lite abortion has sent every major corporation in the US that serves the nation scrambling to make sure that shit doesn’t happen to them.

2. ESG has been reversing since about the middle of last year, with investors turning a jaundiced eye to that bullshit.
3. Large red states are taking the hammer to CRT and wokesim without stopping.

4. Even parents in blue states are challenging school boards about the crap they’re trying to ram down kids throats.

5. One of the major social networks (Twitter) has opened up, and the state of infestation has been revealed to the public.
6. SCOTUS reversed Roe v. Wade

7. Woke entertainment is being shunned by the public as they don’t want to see woke crap anymore. Check out Disney’s stock price. In 2021, Disney’s stock price was $189 a share. It’s now down to $88. It’s halved.
8. SCOTUS acted again, these are now two cases, significantly rolling back the administrative state. This is big.

9. It’s small but also significant. Greece has returned its centre-right government, which has done wonders for the economy.

I can offer more if you want, but my rate is 900 bucks an hour, which is the same as yours, right?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:08 pm

Trans

Go text elsewhere, you dickhead. Lord, you’re freaking useless.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 7:09 pm

Cultural cringe combined with groveling to “international opinion”.

“International opinion?” Australia? Isn’t that where there are all the mountains, they wear leather shorts and yodel a lot?

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:10 pm

, whose idea was it to program ChatGPT to ahem, fib?

I would program it to lie, wouldn’t you? It’s the logical thing to do. You want unbiased intelligence use your own. The original search engines were as good as it gets, everything else since then has been programmed to mislead.

Morsie
Morsie
May 28, 2023 7:11 pm

Rotary International convention opening .12000 people from over 100 countries.
White than me aboriginal does a welcome to country.Rambles on for 15 minutes then says until 1967 they could be kept as pets and were covered by the Flora and Fauna Act.
FMD nothing like trashing your own country with bullshit in front of visitors.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 7:12 pm

marlene
16 minutes ago
The Voice is about co-governance and reparations in perpetuity. It is about present day Australian taxpayers paying Aboriginal tribes for being invaded over 200 years ago and not being compensated. With the Voice forever enshrined in the Constitution we will never be able to “close the gap”. I doubt proponents want us to as we will be forever paying for it. The Voice means the death of one vote one value democracy as we know it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 7:13 pm

The original search engines were as good as it gets, everything else since then has been programmed to mislead.

Google has certainly been going backwards for years. Apps haven’t done the Internet any favours generally.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:13 pm

Some more about the artificial intelligence and lying, since our own minds are the best we have at present Elon Musk wants to implant chips in our brains so he can hack us. Improvement on our own brains is not possible with current technology but it certainly is possible to hobble them.

bons
bons
May 28, 2023 7:14 pm

Ross Eastgate has done a good job sticking it to “General for life” Campbell.
Careerism is wokism but with deadly implications.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 7:14 pm

and were covered by the Flora and Fauna Act

Why not? Linda Burney got away with that claim in the New South Wales Parliament.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 28, 2023 7:15 pm

Cheney’s struggling for a straw. Wants to shoot his mouth off but clumsily tries to justify his words by linking it to international investors. Mate you not fooling me and are transparent….

Hot tip, stand for Parliament if you want to stray outside mining, retail commerce or even Geology. Looking at what WA elects you would probably have half a chance (Sorry to and not directed at Perf Cats who despise creatures like this).

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:16 pm

H B Bear says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:13 pm
The original search engines were as good as it gets, everything else since then has been programmed to mislead.
Google has certainly been going backwards for years. Apps haven’t done the Internet any favours generally.

I’m just wondering whether each of us will have to program our own search engines if we want them to do what we want. Will they be something we will buy or get from our cluey children and grandchildren?

Gabor
Gabor
May 28, 2023 7:17 pm

Chris says:
May 28, 2023 at 5:49 pm
Tidy.

Us muzzleloaders would like to do that, but for most of us, no chance. We would probably need a rest to do that.
A very long rest.

Nice results indeed.
But no need for that much accuracy in real life unless in a special circumstance, like a sniper or some such, the muzzle loaders had done their fair share of damage over their time.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2023 7:17 pm

You might start thinking about not voting for a government that strangles housing supply and imposes red and green tape on building.

Public servants, police, teachers and nurses among those now struggling with Canberra’s rising cost of living

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 7:19 pm

Red and green tape are one thing.

The average tax component of the final sale price of new housing is 40 – 45%.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:19 pm

Cronkers, One more thing happened this weekend, but being a regional, you obviously were not aware of what just occurred. The GOP House has not moved an inch from their position, and this time they gave the Hiden a budget they put together and refused to accede to any major demand from the Administration. At this point, it looks like the GOP has won the negotiations. It’s the first time in decades that budget and spending initiatives have returned to the house where they belong.

That’s a freebie, and I won’t charge.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
May 28, 2023 7:21 pm

I see RSL Vic have rolled out a special indigenous remembrance ceremony at The Shrine for ‘reconciliation’ week.

Whilst I respect and appreciate their service, as far as I am concerned we honour ALL who served on Anzac Day (and Nov 11). What’s next, an LGBT only remembrance ceremony in the ‘Pride’ months?

This division and trivialisation of society depresses me immensely – I expected better from the RSL – clearly just another skin suit now.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:21 pm

Cassie at 9.45am. I’ve just popped in here, busy today, before we watch Outsiders over dinner.

Brilliant, Cassie. You’ve aced it. It’s just what Hairy calls it – cowardice at senior levels everywhere.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 7:23 pm

On becoming the first Indigenous member of the NSW Parliament, Linda Burney said in her maiden speech on May 6, 2003: “For the first 10 years of my life, like all Indigenous people at that time, I was not a citizen of this country. We existed under the flora and fauna act of New South Wales.”

Media outlets, bloggers, entertainers, and others have helped perpetuate the myth.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2023 7:25 pm

Bands was calling for a million new homes to be built, apparently it will increase rental costs and drive housing prices higher.
What?
the greens; consistently inconsistent

bons
bons
May 28, 2023 7:25 pm

Ross Eastgate has done a good job on “General for life” Morrisson.
Careerism is wokism with deadly consequences.
In the crony hothouse of ADF ambition, careerists who are generally ignorant of political reality happily comply with whatever is the latest new thing that will get them noticed.
Dinner party promotion boards.
The ADF is increasingly looking like the post WWII US military careerist culture that led to starched fatigues, spit shined boots, and defeat in Vietnam.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:25 pm

1. The Bud-Lite abortion has sent every major corporation in the US that serves the nation scrambling to make sure that shit doesn’t happen to them.

2. ESG has been reversing since about the middle of last year, with investors turning a jaundiced eye to that bullshit.

From what I have read it’s actually the opposite, all these companies are still going full steam ahead and sponsoring the Pride Month activities in the US in all major cities.

Muddy
Muddy
May 28, 2023 7:26 pm

Morsie says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:11 pm

… says until 1967 they could be kept as pets …

Since then, regulation by the state has destroyed what was once an enjoyable hobby and cultural foundation stone.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:27 pm

lol, in other Hairy news – I have bought him a pair of ugh boots to use as slippers in the coming winter on Thursday, and a fleecy top to wear too, as I worry about him in these cold months. He really dislikes the cold.

I never thought I’d ever own a pair of Ughs, he says. You are trying and succeeding to turn me into a bogan.

Yes, he’s wearing it all without further complaint while he cooks a roast dinner for us.
It’s only taken forty years.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 7:28 pm

What is it with you and these skeletal women?

Bobby, they’re goils, FFS.

Sirens. Luring us onto the rocks.

The exquisite li’l faces we’ll envision just before we’re off to meet our maker.

As a militant atheist, it pains me to state this – there must be a god, as he created beautiful women.

But, there are no thugs in our ‘oose, I tells ya! 🙂

bons
bons
May 28, 2023 7:29 pm

Is he transitioning?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:30 pm

From what I have read it’s actually the opposite, all these companies are still going full steam ahead and sponsoring the Pride Month activities in the US in all major cities.

That’s not opposite Muddy.
Well, let them have Pride Month, and if they end up with a bloke pretending he’s a woman holding a can of booze in the bath, they’re going to cop it too.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 7:30 pm

This division and trivialisation of society depresses me immensely – I expected better from the RSL – clearly just another skin suit now.

yep more marxist identity politics

Frank
Frank
May 28, 2023 7:31 pm

We must give Lidia Thorpe a platform and we must ensure we signal boost her message.

A life-size cardboard cutout with audio performing a “Welcome to Centrelink” in every office.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:31 pm

rosie says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:17 pm
You might start thinking about not voting for a government that strangles housing supply and imposes red and green tape on building.

Public servants, police, teachers and nurses among those now struggling with Canberra’s rising cost of living

I was about to say they can alway move from Canberra and then realised that everywhere else in Australia is just as bad. It’s wall to wall Labor/Greens across the commonwealth. Tasmanian Libs are just as bad.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:31 pm

Ugg boots!!!Liz, WTF have you done!

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 7:32 pm

JC,

everybody wishes that your pea-brained wanking apocrypha could out-pace the legislation

but it isn’t

… and that’s saying something

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:34 pm

Indolent says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:24 pm
LT – Aust
@LT_Aust
I was discussing the Voice Referendum with my wife who is a retired Australian History Teacher who taught at several secondary schools.
She sends us all a warning, if your home is built on land that is subsequently deemed to be a sacred indigenous site, be prepared to lose it.

I have news for her, it’s everywhere not just so-called sacred sites that will be targeted.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:35 pm

Oh yeah, the wanking thing again, Trans. From the God Oracle and the fastest lip on a construction site.

cohenite
May 28, 2023 7:35 pm

I can offer more if you want, but my rate is 900 bucks an hour, which is the same as yours, right?

Useful list but meaningless until scum like biden, shrillary, obuma, rub and tug, turtle etc are put in stocks.

My rate is $250 per hour more than anyone who does work for me.

Razey
Razey
May 28, 2023 7:36 pm

As an unvaxxx’d, I’m not part of the vaxxx’d economy. So why do I have to pay for Dictator Dan’s debt?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Wesfarmers boss Michael Chaney says foreign investors will question if Australia’s a ‘fair place’ if voice referendum fails

Perhaps his customers should organise another boycott of his firm.

cohenite
May 28, 2023 7:36 pm

I have news for her, it’s everywhere not just so-called sacred sites that will be targeted.

Correct.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:37 pm

I see Amanda Stoker on Sky is DeSantis curious. Silly woman.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:37 pm

Useful list but meaningless until scum like biden, shrillary, obuma, rub and tug, turtle etc are put in stocks.

But recall what I said. I didn’t say they’ve been crushed. I said they’ve peaked.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 7:39 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
May 28, 2023 at 7:09 pm
Cultural cringe combined with groveling to “international opinion”.

“International opinion?” Australia? Isn’t that where there are all the mountains, they wear leather shorts and yodel a lot?

And the National Anthem is Edelweiss.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:39 pm

Wesfarmers boss Michael Chaney says foreign investors will question if Australia’s a ‘fair place’ if voice referendum fails

In that case, don’t put it up. It is a stupid idea put up by a stupid man.
If it gets up it will ruin the country. Same, so you say, if it doesn’t.

So get rid of it now. Withdraw. There will not be a referendum to change the constitution.
That would be good news.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:40 pm

Cronkite, I’ve also have my doubts the Voice bullshit will make it through.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:43 pm

I have news for her, it’s everywhere not just so-called sacred sites that will be targeted.

Sydney harbour frontage is in for a beating.

Every rock will tell its own story.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 28, 2023 7:43 pm

Luna Drive-in , well, well, well, never thought it would STILL be going! Clearly it almost isn’t. Fond memories.
Also, I can hear Bruce Ruxton saying “not my RSL”.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 7:44 pm

Dotsays:
May 28, 2023 at 7:19 pm
Red and green tape are one thing.

The average tax component of the final sale price of new housing is 40 – 45%.

Ans htis is the killer. Governments are too stupid to consider whether making housing substantially cheaper might reduce the cosyt of their social services ot the budget.

Ooops, sorry. I forgot that employees in social services are a core Liars voting group.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:44 pm

Well, let them have Pride Month, and if they end up with a bloke pretending he’s a woman holding a can of booze in the bath, they’re going to cop it too.

Nobody is stopping the Pride Month but giving money to promote these activities is a red rag to customers of those companies. Why should customers spend their hard earned that will be given to causes they don’t like. That’s why boycotts will continue and will bite hard.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 7:45 pm

And this …. cost of …

Proof read!

Frank
Frank
May 28, 2023 7:45 pm

Ugg boots!!!Liz, WTF have you done!

They are a necessity down here with a large part of the population. The brand has diversified greatly as a result, the local ugg emporium has a fabulous bridal section.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:48 pm

Ugg boots!!!Liz, WTF have you done!

S’ok, he won’t wear them out in public. Or when we’re entertaining.

And he still won’t hear of pajamas. A pair of the old Qantas skippy ones is strictly for hospital.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:48 pm

Crossie

Nobody is stopping the Pride Month but giving money to promote these activities is a red rag to customers of those companies. Why should customers spend their hard earned that will be given to causes they don’t like. That’s why boycotts will continue and will bite hard.

If the punters are seriously offended they will do what they’ve done to Anheuser and now Target. It’s the punters who will decide a boycott.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 7:49 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:43 pm
I have news for her, it’s everywhere not just so-called sacred sites that will be targeted.
Sydney harbour frontage is in for a beating.

Every rock will tell its own story.

Every waterfront property will be in the firing line and they will have a point. Aborigines very likely fished so would have remained close to water. Outer western Sydney probably not so much. I certainly don’t see them claiming Mt Druitt.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Total mystery why Keating, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, etc. all quietly shoved the “Voice” down the conveyor belt for a future PM to deal with.

I’ve a feeling AnAl is too dense to realise that he’s grabbed a nettle-bush with both hands.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:50 pm

lol. In hospital, he only wears the tops not the bottoms.
He maintains his modesty sheltering under the blankets.

shatterzzz
May 28, 2023 7:50 pm

NSW plod such fine examples of law & order .. woman rings up a domestic violence .. plod takes 3 hours to get there .. then can’t find the flat so leave and it’s 20 hours later before they find the body ……
un-bloody-believable .. if she wasn’t dead inside the 3 hours plod has a lot to answer for ….. even without the flat number (unusual as that’d be something the 000 receiver would ask for) why weren’t they door knocking well inside 3 hours ?
Norfolk Street is less than 1 km from Liverpool’s main plod shop with a coupla hundred plod.. FFS!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12132839/Womans-body-Liverpool-unit-man-charged-domestic-violence-offences.html

cohenite
May 28, 2023 7:52 pm

I’ve also have my doubts the Voice bullshit will make it through.

It’s win/win for rub and tug and the rest of the commies because either way they win: if the screech gets up the constitution is changed and its open slather for the commies; if it doesn’t it’s still open slather on the basis we’re incurably racist and anything and everything is justified to right this wrong.

Vicki
Vicki
May 28, 2023 7:52 pm

Eyrie notes pleasant day & no wind.

Here on the Central Tablelands – yes, blue sky most of the day but brisk breeze telling us that winter is on its way. First fires of the year. We bought a log splitter recently, so it is easier to keep the fire supplied now. Just beautiful how it warms the whole house. Husband is recovering from the flu & a warm house makes it easier.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 7:53 pm

Franksays:
May 28, 2023 at 7:45 pm
Ugg boots!!!Liz, WTF have you done!

They are a necessity down here with a large part of the population. The brand has diversified greatly as a result, the local ugg emporium has a fabulous bridal section.

Ugg merkins?

shatterzzz
May 28, 2023 7:55 pm

Outer western Sydney probably not so much. I certainly don’t see them claiming Mt Druitt.

And too much effort needed to learn all the necessary languages out here in Fairfield, English being 4th .. plus they wouldn’t want be trying any queue -jumping in the local CentreLinks (Fairfield/Cabramatta) .. LOL!

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:57 pm

Naaa, I’m not buying the win win argument, Cronkers. If the squeaky voice doesn’t make it through, the last thing they’d want to do (Liars Party) is start calling us wacists. The electorate won’t stand for that bullshit. Of course there will be those who make the claim like Coconut Head, but so what?

If the vote doesn’t make it through, the Albanian and the rest of those turkeys will begin to look like losers. Add in the inflation/cost of living turmoil and they could end up being a one termer or a serious shellacking.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 7:58 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
May 28, 2023 at 7:50 pm

lol. In hospital, he only wears the tops not the bottoms.
He maintains his modesty sheltering under the blankets.

Isn’t that a little too much information that we just don’t need?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 7:59 pm

I certainly don’t see them claiming Mt Druitt.

We found hunting boomerangs on our old farm in outer Mt. Druitt.
The Western freeway goes over it now, so tolls may be tripled to compensate.

Haven’t found any artifacts in Vaucluse. But twig fishhooks don’t last so well.
Fishing line are artifactually out, but you can’t argue with song lines.
Like Rainbow Serpents, those things live in anything, everywhere.

Vote Yes and we’re stuffed. Simples.

Chris
Chris
May 28, 2023 8:00 pm

“International opinion?” Australia?

Meaning ‘Shit that I project onto foreign opinion of Australia’.
The vile swine of the ABC calling us racist against Indians for instance, when a certain refugee subculture discovered Indians are tasty victims. Megaphone into Indian media, created by our own fifth column.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 8:04 pm

Isn’t that a little too much information that we just don’t need?

Tut tut, JC, that is information as required by the presence of only the top.
Which is there demonstrating a creative response to the necessity of PJ’s.

I expect a pajama wearer such as yourself would indeed be shocked to the core.
But that’s life. It takes all sorts, and I guess I am just one of them. So’s Hairy.
A modest chap, who lives life to the full, his way.

Frank
Frank
May 28, 2023 8:05 pm

Ugg merkins?

Possibly, I tend to avoid the women’s lingerie section in the interests of decorum.

Muddy
Muddy
May 28, 2023 8:05 pm

Old news, but amusing:

Sponsor A Hollywood Celebrity For $8 A Month.

(YouTube – just over one minute).

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:09 pm

I expect a pajama wearer such as yourself would indeed be shocked to the core.

I don’t even own a pair. Please.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 8:10 pm

Crossie at 7:16 – there are that many tracking apps, cookies and algorithms it hardly makes sense to talk of “the internet” anymore. What any two people see on a given page is unlikely to be the same.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 8:11 pm

Ugg merkins?

Watch it, Boambee John. Can’t have any of that.

JC will be on your case and provide a great opportunity for Grundy upticks.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 8:12 pm

I don’t even own a pair. Please.

What do you take to hospital, JC? Honest question. lol.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 8:13 pm

and the fastest lip on a construction site.

that a dumb tradie like me out-classes an deep thinker like you pretty much every time you open your stupid trap?

wit, humour, and depth are not your forte are they mate?

I’m baffled why you continually draw attention to it

have you got any other tricks or are you completely 2-dimensional like your wank-buddy sancho?

…do try not to make too much of a mess in his sock-drawer

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 8:14 pm

ps. JC. I did like your piece about how we were over the top of the woke curve and on the way down.

Good to get a cheerful opinion midst all of the doom. I think you’re right too, for America.

For Australia, not so much. Not yet. And Britain still has far to go.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:17 pm

I expect a pajama wearer such as yourself would indeed be shocked to the core.

I ask for and wear two gowns. One facing the back and the other facing front ways. All good. I’m aware that wearing one gown can leave the rear exposed.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 28, 2023 8:22 pm

Meanwhile we are wrecking our civilisation by going full speed ahead on Green energy. All that other stuff is obfuscation.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:22 pm

Whoops, wrong copy and paste. The last comment goes with this.

What do you take to hospital, JC? Honest question. lol.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2023 8:23 pm

I’m aware that wearing one gown can leave the rear exposed

Arguably that is the best part of being in hospital. Especially when you go to the cafeteria for a morning coffee and some banana bread.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 8:24 pm

So the resident ABC ghoul, Laura Herpes Shingle, who appears on the 7.30 report in her regular cushy gig, who always looks like a creepy ghostly spectre straight out of a Mary Frankenstein book, exchanged test message with La Knickerless. It begs the question, what else? The plot thickens. Eighteen months it came to light how Annabel Scab offered her home here in Sydney so Louse Nilligan could interview Jo Dyer about her ludicrous, ridiculous claims about Christian Porter, and then later Annabel Scab feigned ignorance and pretended that she knew nothing about anything. Just remember, we pay for this. Their ABC, always partisan, always biased. I feel physically sick.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2023 8:25 pm

Yep. Three Grundy upticks already, and it hasn’t been long at all.

Such preciousness on display. The offenderati live amongst us.
Who knew?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:28 pm

Arguably that is the best part of being in hospital. Especially when you go to the cafeteria for a morning coffee and some banana bread.

Dude! LOL.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:34 pm

that a dumb tradie like me out-classes an deep thinker like you pretty much every time you open your stupid trap?

Yea I know, it’s obvious , right?

wit, humour, and depth are not your forte are they mate?

They don’t appear to be yours either, champ.

I’m baffled why you continually draw attention to it

You’re baffled 100% of the time you’re here, which is why you think you can get away with stupid assertions.

have you got any other tricks or are you completely 2-dimensional like your wank-buddy sancho?

Both of us are multi-dimensional and you’re just a moron with nothing to add to any discussion except when it’s a woe-is-me or just stoush trolling.

…do try not to make too much of a mess in his sock-drawer

Okay. Now just go away.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 8:37 pm

Muddy says:
May 28, 2023 at 8:05 pm
Old news, but amusing:

Sponsor A Hollywood Celebrity For $8 A Month.
(YouTube – just over one minute).

Very good, tugging at the heartstrings.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 8:38 pm

Their ABC, always partisan, always biased.

Uncommonly well said, Cassie. It’s been many years since I watched Derek Jacobi as the Emperor Claudius on the A.B.C. I think the last show I watched was “The Bill.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 8:40 pm

JCsays:
May 28, 2023 at 8:09 pm
I expect a pajama wearer such as yourself would indeed be shocked to the core.

I don’t even own a pair. Please.

Is this another “Too much information” moment?

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
May 28, 2023 8:41 pm

Just saw a Rice Bubbles TV advert featuring a drag queen. Rice Bubbles isn’t a bad name for a drag queen, so there’s that. At least it will remind me to buy something else.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 8:42 pm

“Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
May 28, 2023 at 7:21 pm”

Thank you Lizzie.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:47 pm

Hey Trans

Go on, make us laugh a little. Give us a couple of sentences with the words nebulous, post hoc and ex-ante like you did recently. You know you want to.

That was freaking hilarious.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 8:48 pm

Whenever there’s a story or a controversy around a right of centre politician or political party, all you have to do is scratch lightly and you’ll find their ABC is involved, intricately. It’s a fifth column that successive Coalition governments have just thrown more of our money at.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 8:48 pm

Yes the disgusting antics of these highly paid ABC wimmin. It’s ancien regime level grotesqueness.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 8:48 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
May 28, 2023 at 8:38 pm
Their ABC, always partisan, always biased.

Uncommonly well said, Cassie. It’s been many years since I watched Derek Jacobi as the Emperor Claudius on the A.B.C. I think the last show I watched was “The Bill.”

Which went downhill rapidly once Burnside was written out.

Razey
Razey
May 28, 2023 8:48 pm

dumb tradie

I don’t know too many dumb tradies. Many are quiet well off.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 8:49 pm

It’s a fifth column that successive Coalition governments have just thrown more of our money at.

yes and Howard could have done something about it in 2004.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 8:50 pm

Mark
47 minutes ago
(Edited)
I look forward to seeing Mr Chaney implement the Voice within Wesfarmers. Give 4% of your employees the power to elect representatives to make direct representations to the Board and Executive Management on all company decisions that impact them as employees. Let’s make this separation by race alone. I’m sure the 96% of employees that don’t fit into that race category will understand…foreign investors and shareholders will love this additional layer of bureaucracy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2023 8:50 pm

Miltonfsays:
May 28, 2023 at 8:49 pm
It’s a fifth column that successive Coalition governments have just thrown more of our money at.

yes and Howard could have done something about it in 2004.

Do I detect a faint odour of Turdballs in that failure to act?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:51 pm

Many are quiet well off.

Quiet so, Razey. Quiet so.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 8:52 pm

Yes in my experience skilled trades are in high demand and well paid (as they should be).

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 8:52 pm

“Which went downhill rapidly once Burnside was written out.”

Yep, it certainly did.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 8:58 pm

Yes in my experience skilled trades are in high demand and well paid (as they should be).

Milt, it’s like the surgery business. They’re guilds and limit the intake which means the market is screwed over and therefore consumers pay through the nose.

There’s nothing a tradie does that’s super-intelligent. It’s process and discipline. If the market supply wasn’t restricted by the guilds they wouldn’t be earning as much.
Never support guild structures as they exist to screw over consumers.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:09 pm

guilds and limit the intake which means the market is screwed over and therefore consumers pay through the nose

JC … you don’t get screwed over because we collude

you get screwed over because you’re to stupid to do it yourself

tradies are like surgeons? lol

only in so much as removing money from your wallet requires stealth, cunning and skill

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:12 pm

I was recently told by a friend his son-in-law is an anesthetist. He grosses $2 million a year. Being on that side of the medical profession means his carrying costs would be very low, as he doesn’t require much of an office filled with admin sheilas like the others. If there ever was a job that would be “ex’ed” by computers, it’s that one.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
May 28, 2023 9:14 pm

Sick to the back teeth of all these CEO’s of sports organisations and public companies etc attempting to swing the “yes” vote their way.
What big wheels like Chaney say re the voice is totally irrelevant.
They will have ONE vote on the referendum, the rest is just noise.

Very annoying noise.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:18 pm

Very annoying noise.

Bring on the blasted referendum, the sooner the better.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:18 pm

It’s a happy life if you pay for tradies far more often than surgeons.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:19 pm

JC … you don’t get screwed over because we collude

You’re not smart enough to collude.

you get screwed over because you’re to stupid to do it yourself

Perhaps.

tradies are like surgeons? lol

No you moron. I didn’t say toolies are like surgeons. I suggested both operate through guilds thereby restricting labor supply.
Nice try at trying to explain yourself by adding to an assertion. This is the first time.

only in so much as removing money from your wallet requires stealth, cunning and skill

How does that include you though because you appear to be as cunning and stealthy as any regular retard?

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:20 pm

look seriously,

tradies are not on the same level as surgeons

you could for instance JC, reset your own circuit-breaker or say change a tap-washer

do not … under any circumstances … attempt your own lobotomy

unless of course, you already did

which tbh, would explain a lot

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:22 pm

Farmer Gez says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:18 pm

It’s a happy life if you pay for tradies far more often than surgeons.

Not so sure about that analogy. If the surgeon removes a growth that doesn’t return, would you be happier having a plumber fix a dunny or with the surgeons work?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

do not … under any circumstances … attempt your own lobotomy

However have a crack at a self-colostomy.

Razey
Razey
May 28, 2023 9:22 pm

Sick to the back teeth of all these CEO’s of sports organisations and public companies etc attempting to swing the “yes” vote their way.
What big wheels like Chaney say re the voice is totally irrelevant.
They will have ONE vote on the referendum, the rest is just noise.

‘Tis a bit like the vaxxx. The Overlords tell the sheep, and the sheep do, without questioning it.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:23 pm

you could for instance JC, reset your own circuit-breaker or say change a tap-washer

Sometimes you shouldn’t reset the circuit breaker unless someone who really knows what they’re doing comes in and checks things. Taps these days really don’t have washers unless they’re for washing machines and the like and you’re just better off replacing the whole damned thing. Otherwise the mixer units are modular and just get turfed when they go to pot.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:23 pm

Selling Wars, door to door …

Any so called consoivative, will not be able to stay home …

and plug in and turn on and cop out …

while not being able to lose themselves on scagg and skip out for a slab of beer during the seemingly interminable ad breaks because …

The (long overdue) Revolution Will Not Be Televised, I tells ya …

🙂

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:23 pm

Hey longhorn,

I love jerking your chain

… all year remember?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:24 pm

Probably depends on the craft. Also, I’m not sure the skill required in a craft can be reduced to process and discipline for the reasons Oakeshott and Polanyi have elaborated.

Okay, give some examples of a run of the mill trade that requires high level intelligence. Don’t pick some esoteric trade that few ever ever heard of.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:25 pm

JC earlier

2. ESG has been reversing since about the middle of last year, with investors turning a jaundiced eye to that bullshit.

This stuff has been floated in various guises for more than 20 years … ESG, Triple Bottom Line, yada yada.
And it fails every time.
Because the immutable truth is, everybody invests money to make money.
Everybody.
Ignore the virtue signals coming out of their mouths.
Follow the money.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:26 pm

My platitude still stands.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:28 pm

self-colostomy

there’s not a specialist in the world intrepid enough to tackle a problem of that magnitude

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:28 pm

You hearing me, Pol – no one will give a rodent’s if Eddles’ Jane finally got it on with another wally.

Because – a large sea and many fish. Or something.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:28 pm

Farmer Gez says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:26 pm

My platitude still stands.

why?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:29 pm

It’s not a bloody analogy JC

Razey
Razey
May 28, 2023 9:30 pm

To quote Tony Abbott, when the Voice gets up, the Aussie idea of a ‘fair go’ will be ‘dead, buried, cremated’.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:30 pm

JCsays:

May 28, 2023 at 9:12 pm

I was recently told by a friend his son-in-law is an anesthetist. He grosses $2 million a year. 

Does that include the freebies he hooks into from the medicine cabinet?
I read somewhere that anaesthetists have a yuuuge problem with addictions.
Mostly alcohol and opioids.
I remember thinking that the latter might relate to a fairly free access (compared with Joe Citizen).

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:31 pm

Why?
Good god man!

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:32 pm

Farmer Gez says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:29 pm

It’s not a bloody analogy JC

I didn’t say it was, but explain why.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 9:33 pm

Good lord some of this is pure protectionism and the rules make zero sense.

https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications

You can’t really be an industrial cleaner without a licence, you can’t have a small efficient business cleaning drains because it’s “plumbing work” (stupid, it’s nothing like setting up the pipes before a concrete pour or gas fitting, or fixing gutters); a bloke could work for three years on Snowy Hydro 2.0 on all kinds of very large, counterbalanced, earthmoving plant but he couldn’t put out a shingle and dig ditches for plumbers or holes for pool builders on much smaller equipment, perhaps carted around on a truck so small it doesn’t even require a truck licence; he needs a ticket and licence for earthmoving however…the RPL for the course is four years work experience…NSW doesn’t require carpet and vinyl laying qualifications but without it they can’t lay rubber backed carpet tiles or lay cork; vinyl laying (actually cutting) is the hardest; but they can’t lay linoleum. You also need additional qualifications in addition to the graffiti removal course to “apply protective surfaces” to tiles or polished concrete. After two days training (the dangerous goods course) and an automatic competency assessment (you can get as much or as little training as you please); you’re “ready” to drive a 23 CML vehicle and 9 tonne CML trailer as a HR truck fully laden with TNT, RDX or nitroglycerin.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:33 pm

looks like we got a sock-race going on

wait for it …

wait …

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:33 pm

I’m not explaining why.
It obvious.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:34 pm

Sanchez

I’ve heard that too about a lot of them being junkies.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:35 pm

lol

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 28, 2023 9:35 pm

Getting 5 shot groups in 20mm circle at 50 meters.

Thats best part of 2 MOA. My 455 in 22LR gets under 1 MOA using standard CCI 1080s, have you tried that?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:36 pm

No you moron. I didn’t say toolies are like surgeons. I suggested both operate through guilds thereby restricting labor supply.

I don’t think that is totally the case.
Surgeons and KCs definitely work on the guild model.
The shortage of tradies is more driven by societal preference for kids to get tertiary quals over a trade.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:37 pm

Gez

I don’t understand where you’re coming from. You’d be happier getting a schlep to clean your drains than a surgeon removing a tumor that doesn’t return. Okay, horses for courses. Perhaps you’d be happier. I shouldn’t be judgemental.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2023 9:37 pm

There’s nothing a tradie does that’s super-intelligent.

Rubbish. Try electrical troubleshooting.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 28, 2023 9:39 pm

There’s a very interesting show on Australia Story about a women undertaking experimental psychedelic drug therapy to help her cope with a terminal condition.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 9:40 pm

Now I want to visit Shepparton just for the best vanilla slice in Australia as seen on Paul Murray’s Sky program.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 28, 2023 9:41 pm

The ADF is increasingly looking like the post WWII US military careerist culture that led to starched fatigues, spit shined boots, and defeat in Vietnam.

And defeat in both significant other conflict since then also…… Iraq & Afghanistan.

I would include Gulf War 1 as a defeat also, because ‘winning the war’ (whupping Saddams army) was followed by ‘losing the peace’ …. Saddam remained in power, necessitating a second crack a decade later.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:41 pm

JCsays:

May 28, 2023 at 9:34 pm

Sanchez

I’ve heard that too about a lot of them being junkies.

Junkies.
Harsh word that.
But I definitely read a study on that.
Medical types were up there, and anaesthetists were the clubhouse leader.
I wondered how much was attributable to an alignment of the personality type drawn to the job having susceptibility to addiction, and how much was simply opportunity and access (coupled with a belief they can control it, of course).

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:41 pm

Try electrical troubleshooting

think like a machine.
or worserer
think like the clown that programmed the machine in the first instance

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:41 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:36 pm

No you moron. I didn’t say toolies are like surgeons. I suggested both operate through guilds thereby restricting labor supply.

I don’t think that is totally the case.
Surgeons and KCs definitely work on the guild model.
The shortage of tradies is more driven by societal preference for kids to get tertiary quals over a trade.

I’ve heard and also read that the trade schools have quotas and limit the numbers in other ways too. However, if you’re right then the higher prices we’re seeing is the market doing it’s thing and encouraging young to move to the trades.

Here’s the thing, though.
Tradies in Australia are a very expensive luxury whereas the charge rates don’t appear anywhere near as high in the US. Similar societal pressures would be there too I’d imagine.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 28, 2023 9:42 pm

Watching something on Jonestown. FMD what a horrific event.

C.L.
C.L.
May 28, 2023 9:43 pm

I think the last show I watched was “The Bill.”

IIRC, Clive James once wrote something funny about it; can’t quite recall the quote exactly.

‘A police procedural about a lost wallet.’ Something like that.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:44 pm

Farmer Gezsays:

May 28, 2023 at 9:39 pm

There’s a very interesting show on Australia Story about a women undertaking experimental psychedelic drug therapy to help her cope with a terminal condition.

The key word is terminal.
As long as it isn’t ridiculously expensive on the PBS, and doesn’t impact me, go for it.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:45 pm

the higher prices we’re seeing is the market doing it’s thing

but you said it was guilds just a little while ago

… or are you and sancho having a reach-around again ?

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:46 pm

Rubbish. Try electrical troubleshooting.

Yes, I’ve had experience with that, and we called an electrical engineer because two electricians couldn’t figure what was wrong. Don’t confuse the jobs of electrical, mechanical, structural engineers with schleps say tagging wires to a switch board and it’s not the same job.

We have a electronic engineer do our maintenance on the home’s systems – both entertainment and regular electrical.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:48 pm

And look what happened – they put Pol Dot in charge!

Alright, I wanna know something from you people …
Do you like hippees?
Do you trust hippees?
Do you want them near your kiddees?
Have you evah been a member of the communist partee, I asks ya!

I want to spill the blood of a hippee … 😕

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 9:48 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to all you horrible mob.

Madame Zulu’s medical team is in conference tomorrow, to determine what road she goes down with treatment. We shall see!

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:49 pm

but you said it was guilds just a little while ago

Yes I did, you retarded zombie. Sanchez countered my suggestions about the guilds and I conceded that if he was correct then the market is sending out signals to hire more apprentices.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:52 pm

undertaking experimental psychedelic drug therapy

There has been a lot of it of late, it seems, except everyone but me 😕

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:54 pm

some tradies have a creative bent above and beyond basic trade skills

some

but a lot are paint-by-numbers types

aircon guys are the worst

crapping on about the black art of “balancing the system”

which involves playing with baffles and holding hands over outlets until it “feels right”

frauds

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 9:54 pm

the market is sending out signals to hire more apprentices

you should phone RMIT

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Dot (above) has discovered Australia is over-credentialled. To operate a pub in regressive Qld, I require 55 separate licences & permits (I’ve actually lost count, but that number sounds about right)

Allowing for building certification & similar – so’s people are comforted that the place won’t fall down around them, that leaves approximately 54 totally unnecessary licences/permits.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 28, 2023 9:54 pm

As an unvaxxx’d, I’m not part of the vaxxx’d economy. So why do I have to pay for Dictator Dan’s debt?

Jiyza/Dangeld, Po-taytoe/Po-tarto

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 9:55 pm

Rabz says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:52 pm

undertaking experimental psychedelic drug therapy

There has been a lot of it of late, it seems, except everyone but me ?

A couple of years ago, the big thing in corporate world America was micro-dosing on heroin by execs.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2023 9:56 pm

ZK2A at 9:48.
That’s a bugger just when she appeared to be out of the woods.
Good luck this time!

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I could be wrong, however I’ve a feeling there could be a bit more to anaesthesia than simply holding a chloroform-soaked hankie over the patient’s face.

Gabor
Gabor
May 28, 2023 9:59 pm

Dot says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:23 pm

you could for instance JC, reset your own circuit-breaker or say change a tap-washer

Sometimes you shouldn’t reset the circuit breaker unless someone who really knows what they’re doing comes in and checks things. Taps these days really don’t have washers unless they’re for washing machines and the like and you’re just better off replacing the whole damned thing. Otherwise the mixer units are modular and just get turfed when they go to pot.

Usually the last item you plugged in is the culprit, so remove it and reset.
As to the tap washers?
Bunnings have all the replacement cartridges for mixers and tap washers for the rest. 10 minutes job, not counting travel to get them.

Tradies have to know a lot of theoretical stuff the average Joe doesn’t even think about.
Too numerous to mention, but carpenters, electricians, metal trades, the list is long.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 9:59 pm

Watching something on Jonestown. FMD what a horrific event.

Drinketh of the Kool Aid, Peoples
You know you want to

Yes, I know it was not an event that should be made light of, Cats.

Facts:
Jim Jones was a Democrat
The vast majority of peoples who died at Jonestown were black.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2023 10:01 pm

Rabz says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:52 pm
undertaking experimental psychedelic drug therapy
There has been a lot of it of late, it seems, except everyone but me ?

And I have to go and beg my GP for a prescription for Panadeine Forte for my arthritis when Panadol Osteo just doesn’t cut it. The saving grace is that there are good periods between flare-ups.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Works well for fairground tent boxing though. Some local is going better than you forecast against one of your main men, & it’s early in the night.
At the end of the round rush over to the local & give him a quick helpful wipe down with a special towel*

In the second round it will be clear that the local has “run out of wind” & is tiring.

* make bluddee sure that nobody else gets a whiff of it.

Arky
May 28, 2023 10:03 pm

Replaced the alternator on the missus Aurion last week.
Fkn Toyota.
Had to remove the following to get to the alternator:
Airbox.
Radiator fan unit.
An entire rat’s nest of air lines and electrical connectors.
Radiator hoses (fkn all of them).
Thermostat housing.
Idler pulley.
Serpentine belt.
Removed all visible bolts to the alternator, and voila! It did not budge an inch. Much, much swearing and blindly crawling my hands all over impossible to see nooks and crannies I discovered the last 14mm bolt tucked hard up between the block and the alternator. Removing it required just the correct extension socket combined with an angle coupling and smashing my hand and wrist into a tiny gap getting torn up on various sharp bits. Finally, in triumph I lifted that bolt skyward in my bloodied hand and yelled at it “You M——-F———er”.
It got its revenge. Putting the bastard back in was twice as difficult.
Sure, I’m doing it for fun for an occasional treat,but as an everyday job? F*** off. These modern cars are complex 3D jigsaw puzzles not designed with even routine maintenance in mind.
They ain’t your daddy’s Torana.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 10:04 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
May 28, 2023 at 9:58 pm

I could be wrong, however I’ve a feeling there could be a bit more to anaesthesia than simply holding a chloroform-soaked hankie over the patient’s face.

Perhaps, but even emergency alerts are now relayed by the computer what to do.

If you’re not sure ( “I could be wrong”) then why not spend a little time and read up on it or ask in order to reach a reasoned conclusion?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2023 10:04 pm

ZK2A at 9:48.
That’s a bugger just when she appeared to be out of the woods.
Good luck this time!

Thank you.

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:05 pm

ergo, democrats are mass murderers of black people …

Again.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:06 pm

To operate a pub in regressive Qld, I require 55 separate licences & permits (I’ve actually lost count, but that number sounds about right)

This is Soviet regime stuff. FMD!

Rabz
May 28, 2023 10:09 pm
JC
JC
May 28, 2023 10:10 pm

Leadership

I don’t know if you’re aware, but engine diagnosis on modern cars is done with computers. The rest – taking motors apart and then putting them together economically is a learned job. It’s not rocket science as you’re inferring.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Tradies have to know a lot of theoretical stuff the average Joe doesn’t even think about.

The complex mathematics in hydrology are often one helluva shock for a kid who thought he’d become a plumber, coz schoolroom sums give him brain-hurties. What could possibly be difficult about screwing pipes together?

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 10:11 pm

“Watching something on Jonestown. FMD what a horrific event.

You should read “Cult City, Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and the 10 Days That Shook San Francisco”, a real life horror movie.

You don’t need to conjure up fictional figures such as Count Dracula, Frankenstein when you have real life figures of Jim Jones, Charlie Manson and others.

MatrixTransform
May 28, 2023 10:11 pm

Perhaps, but even emergency alerts are now relayed by the computer what to do

better hope that a complete schlep like me didn’t program it

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 10:12 pm

To operate a pub in regressive Qld, I require 55 separate licences & permits (I’ve actually lost count, but that number sounds about right)

Look, he’s me asking.

Would you mind say listing 20 of these separate licenses and permits?

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2023 10:12 pm

“democrats are mass murderers of black people …”

Indeed, when the Demonrats aren’t enslaving them, they’re murdering them.

Dot
Dot
May 28, 2023 10:12 pm

Try electrical troubleshooting

It gets worse, apply to second hand European EFI TDI cars.

JC
JC
May 28, 2023 10:13 pm

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