Open Thread – Wed 29 Nov 2023


At The Moulin Rouge, The Dance, Toulouse-Lautrec, 1890

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cohenite
December 1, 2023 8:18 pm

Islamic terrorism is in long decline.

No it isn’t. it can’t be; all islam does is commit terror, against infidels and then itself. What has happening is useful idiots are acting as proxies and the left leaders are the biggest useful idiots because they believe they can control and use their prime victim, islam, to destroy Western democracy and then maintain it as a pet. They tried this in iran and look what happened.

Islam works by numbers or measure of toxicity: in small numbers it nuzzles up to its left masters and plays the victim game; eventually as its numbers increase, and islam has the highest fertility of any group in the world, it takes over and destroys its host including the left.

Of course the progress of islam through the West is not reported by the msm; the latest palli protests in NY where the cops were attacked was only reported by Fox; no other news (sic) outlet mentioned it at all. So it just seems islam is getting more benign.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 1, 2023 8:20 pm

I have coffee (in my jeans/shirt/sneakers) when in Sydney with some ladies who wear their diamonds & latest leisure wear to the beach. That is who they are – some are more interested in fashion than politics, but they are the first to help some in our circle who have lost a partner/contracted breast cancer/found they now have a partner with dementia & many other of life’s disasters. They often out me to shame with their concern and generosity.

Yes. Many of my dance group friends are on the northside, some very wealthy just like those in Vaucluse harbourside coffee circles, Vicki, but all are as you say, kindly, welcoming and generous to a fault to those in strife. Some in both groups vote Teal, but others are more wary of them. Most in both areas are essentially conservative, but eco-nonsense needs correcting everywhere.

I’ve lived on both sides of the harbour and there has always been a certain tension and rivalry between the well-off northsiders, including the northern beaches as well as the northern harbour, and the rich in the eastern suburbs, largely due to attendance at differing private schools. Sydney in my earlier days had far more snobbery than now. Times have changed and people with it.

Bespoke
Bespoke
December 1, 2023 8:21 pm

Options two, Berka.

If not by intent but evolution.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 1, 2023 8:24 pm

Last 2 days have been oppressive humidity wise, real build up stinkers. Afternoon familiar cloud build up on horizon. 100km inland getting hammered then collapses close to coast. Looking at radars up & down the QLD tropical coast same except for Innisfail/Tully which are copping it as usual.

Air cons got a run today but the lounge room one isn’t starting the outdoor unit which is frustrating as hell. Working a couple of weeks ago when checked and I don’t think I’ll get it fixed before Christmas…

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 1, 2023 8:27 pm

Clearing the cache speeds things up enormously. Thanx, Calli.

MatrixTransform
December 1, 2023 8:28 pm

Islam works by numbers or measure of toxicity

I liked this bit … “The religious component is a beard for all of the other components”

noice

Zippster
Zippster
December 1, 2023 8:30 pm
MatrixTransform
December 1, 2023 8:32 pm

Quite an eye opener!! Most people 40 and younger, educated in the Leftist ways will
be too politically correct to do anything about this, until it’s too late!

Frank Herbert’s Dune will be your future

worms, still-suits and all

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
December 1, 2023 8:36 pm

From Top Ender….

I recommend Digger’s book whole-heartedly

I’ve sent Digger an email to get details from my Barking Toad email address.

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2023 8:37 pm

I liked this bit … “The religious component is a beard for all of the other components”

That’s how it looks to Western eyes.

But the Islamic worldview is of a whole, not separated into parts.

Thus the rejection of secularism I mentioned above.

Vicki
Vicki
December 1, 2023 8:37 pm

I’ve lived on both sides of the harbour and there has always been a certain tension and rivalry between the well-off northsiders, including the northern beaches as well as the northern harbour, and the rich in the eastern suburbs, largely due to attendance at differing private schools.

Lizzie, these days many kids (especially the boys) from the north side attend eastern suburbs private schools – especially boys at Scots. There is now a dedicated bus for them. Our grandson attended Scots because he was a gifted athlete & was mad to play rugby. He ended up boarding in the last two years because the travel was so onerous when he had to train at 6am. But he was regarded as a bit of an oddity because he lived in the northern suburbs, whereas other boarders were from the country or OS.

Cassie of Sydney
December 1, 2023 8:40 pm

Islamic terrorism is in long decline.”

Further to this ludicrous statement, the single reason why there are not more Islamic attacks in France, the UK, USA, Oz, Canada and other western countries is because security services and intelligence agencies are monitoring and more crucially, intercepting Islamic radicals every single second, minute, hour, day, month and year.

But this is not the case in most other parts of the world, in Asia and Africa for example, where Islamic terrorism occurs on a daily basis. Just ask the Christians in Nigeria, under constant attack by Islamic terrorists. Every second day Christians are butchered in parts of Africa by Islamic terrorists.

With growing Muslim populations in the West, those populations aided by leftists, expect to see more Islamic terrorism.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 8:41 pm

Cats – I will not be reading through the 500+ (?) comments since my one this morning.

These things (don’t) happen.

However, I will observe that the albansleazey gubment’s reign of indescribable idiocy has now reached if not exceeded the dubious heights of any previous labore gubments we’ve been gifted with over the last 60 years.

In only 18 months, to boot.

An achievement of any sort? Perhaps not.

But, we have been treated to the unedifying spectacle of the braindead inbred violent useless idiots they’ve deliberately imported to this country as a captive voteherd displaying their preference for “killing and gassing Jews”.

The labore pardee is an unrepentant criminal racketeering outfit, laden with communist quislings.

This stupid, stupid entirely unserious country. 😡

Cassie of Sydney
December 1, 2023 8:43 pm

Islam works by numbers or measure of toxicity

Yep. I think it’s pretty clear after seeing the protests in London, that is has both the numbers and toxicity. Not a good combination and this does not bode well for the future, particularly for UK Jews.

Winston Smith
December 1, 2023 8:43 pm

Dover, how about stuff in quotes? Like when replying to anothers post so context is kept?

Rabz
December 1, 2023 8:44 pm

And that’s this Friday night’s editorial, Cats.

Less than gruntled on a large scale, doing damn fine on a personal one.

Razey
Razey
December 1, 2023 8:44 pm
Crossie
Crossie
December 1, 2023 8:46 pm

I am watching Better Homes And Gardens and see that Fast Ed is leaving the show and will open a Jewish pastry shop in Surry Hills. He is calling it Avner’s which he says is his Hebrew name. I wish him success.

Dot
Dot
December 1, 2023 8:49 pm

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Muddy
Dec 1, 2023 7:22 PM

The only comment I’ll make about the Boomer topic is that the taxpayer presently funds a greatly expanded set of either free or subsidised services compared to previous generations.

What benefit do normal people get from the NDIS or 65% of debt to GDP? All they get is pain. Nothing. Is. Free.

In fact, the taxpayer does not “presently fund” this, only partially so.

FUTURE TAXPAYERS fund the shortfall.

After graduating & getting well paid jobs, many children of Boomers were then assisted by Boomer parents to help finance their first home – something that few Boomers enjoyed by way of their post war parents.

The post-war boom didn’t start in 1965 and they’re called boomers because they’re named after something, the period wasn’t named after them.

Their post-war parents were not poor! There was a post-war economic boom!

They could help with the deposit but didn’t need to. Housing is literally three times more expensive in relative terms than it was in 1985 for example (I suppose the youngest Gen Xers could be buying in by then).

If you took a loan in 1985 that went from 11% to 17% in 1989, that was tough.

If you took a loan post 2020 here in Australia then going from 2% fixed to possibly 9% variable will likely bankrupt you. Even at 7% the mortgages are just as unaffordable now as they were in 1989.

7% or so is low considering the unenviable government debt we have.

Winston Smith
December 1, 2023 8:53 pm

Calli:

Colombo.

It must have been a fair while ago because I remember him having a cigar which he’d point at the suspect. I think.
Cigars are now verboten.

Gilas
Gilas
December 1, 2023 8:54 pm

Winston Smith
Dec 1, 2023 7:09 PM

Epub and PDF just don’t work for me. I get easily confused by directions others have no problems with. It just doesn’t mesh and things that others have no problems with may as well be written in Sanskrit.

Not sure what the problem is.. plenty of YouTube how-to’s to help with a really shallow learning curve.

Using your PC or Window$ Laptop, preferably with a large display screen:

A) Download and install the relevant software (some pdf , epub or djvu reader)

B) Download and install a file format converter: epub to pdf, or AZW to epub etc..
The permutations are many.
They depend on what you have downloaded and what you want to end up with.
The best final formats are pdf, epub and djvu.

C) After copying your Kindle AZW files onto your PC, convert them into one of the above formats.
This may be tedious if you have thousands of eBooks, but you’ll be glad you did.

D) Back up the converted files to another HDD, USB… whatever. So you never have to repeat the steps again.

E) Use your installed reader to enjoy reading totally DRM-free, copiable, modifiable eBooks for the rest of your life.

If you wish, your Kindle can now be used as a rectangular frisbee.

Dot
Dot
December 1, 2023 8:54 pm

My prediction?

PAIN.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 1, 2023 8:57 pm

Kneel at 3:59.

Such T&C’s are not as binding as you might think – if they prominently advertise on their web site and sign-up page that you can “pay once and always have access” (which I’m pretty sure they do), then a reasonable person would NOT assume that is completely contradicted in the extremely long legalese that is the T&C’s, so all you need to do is convince a judge that a reasonable person would think as you did and you can sue their pants off and win.

Years ago CBA offered a Visa card to members of a professional society I was a member of (BSPWWA) “fee free for life”.
Many years later an annual fee pops up.
I disputed it and got it waived.
It appeared every 2-3 years and I disputed it every time.
Finally they dug their heels in and refused to waive it.
I asked what “fee free for life” meant.
The smarmy prick on the phone said, “Oh, that means the life of the offer, not your life”.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find the original offer letter. If I could I reckon they would have been bound by it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2023 8:58 pm

The Age

NationalNSWDefamation

‘Oppressive’: Higgins to endure third day of cross-examination in defamation trial
Harriet Alexander
By Harriet Alexander
December 1, 2023 — 5.44pm

Listen to this article
3 min

On the 22nd floor of a well-appointed office building in Sydney’s central business district, a woman has moved into her fourth day of testimony about her alleged rape by a senior male colleague in 2019.

She is not the complainant in a criminal trial. Brittany Higgins is the chief witness in a defamation claim brought by her alleged assailant, Bruce Lehrmann, and she has already been on the stand longer than him.

She claims that he raped her in the ministerial suite of their then-boss, Senator Linda Reynolds. He is suing Network Ten and its journalist Lisa Wilkinson for airing those claims, which he strenuously denies.

Higgins has answered dozens of questions about a bruise that she says appeared on her leg in the days following the alleged assault, numerous questions about what happened to the dress she wore on the night and scores of questions about inconsistencies in the version of events she has given over the years since.

And while she fields questions from Lehrmann’s barrister on the minutiae of the evening and the weeks and years that followed, Lehrmann sits beside the windows that frame a view of Sydney Harbour from Garden Island to the Heads.

He rests a glass of water on the windowsill. He takes notes in slender handwriting with a silver pen in a dark blue moleskin notepad.

Higgins has been defiant, impatient, tearful, conciliatory, forthright and defeated during parts of her evidence. But on Friday she is calm.

When Lehrmann’s barrister, Steven Whybrow, SC, indicates in the afternoon that he is not done, that he will resume his cross-examination next week and that he might need more than a day, she takes a deep inward breath.

The barrister for Network Ten, Matthew Collins, KC, rises to his feet. Higgins has already been under cross-examination for two full days, he says. She now has the burden of a three-day weekend to sit through before she might expect to be released, given that the case will not be heard on Monday.

“It is becoming oppressive,” Collins says. “It’s longer than the period Mr Lehrmann was in the witness box and she’s just a witness.”

Justice Michael Lee is inclined to agree. “I think with respect there is some force in that,” he says. He agrees to extend the sitting hours on Tuesday in the hope that Whybrow might be able to complete his cross-examination.

Higgins is released from the witness box. Four years after the night she was allegedly raped, she is still repeating her story. She has a long way to go

.

Digger
Digger
December 1, 2023 8:59 pm

Top Ender
Dec 1, 2023 3:00 PM
I recommend Digger’s book whole-heartedly. It’s a lengthy and thorough insight into a world few get to see or understand – but by reading Bubbles, Booze, Bombs and Bastards, A Clearance Divers Story you can get some understanding of the fearsome tasks these blokes undertake.

Thank you TE, I am humbled by your kind words…

Rabz
December 1, 2023 8:59 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 1, 2023 9:00 pm

FMD nearly 8pm and the humidity has spiked, hygrometer in the house climbing to near 90% thermometer close to 28 deg, sweat pouring out of me and AC looking good again. Inland storms just about fully collapsed for today, didn’t even make it past Charters Towers today. 🙁

Early trip up to Cairns tomorrow. Definitely going to enjoy the pool at that end in our accommodation.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:03 pm

Miss Ellen Foley, opining on the likes of Britnah Hoggins … 🙂

Roger
Roger
December 1, 2023 9:03 pm

Thanks for that, Gilas.

I took my Kindle to NZ last month and noticed significant battery deterioration and more than the usual clunkiness in navigating.

Conversion to pdfs would seem a better option than purchasing another one.

Winston Smith
December 1, 2023 9:05 pm

Indolent:

ANew York state appeals court upheld a ruling allowing state officials to detain individuals for public safety reasons, despite concerns about due process violations.
The ruling pertains to a state Health Department Rule 2.13, which was challenged by Republican lawmakers and a conservative group.
The court’s decision was based on the challengers lacking “standing” in the case.

Police State USA.
“If Fascism ever comes to the US, it will be not with a gun, but with a white coat and a stethoscope.”

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:10 pm

Three Thousand and Big Boi had it correct – traditional roles are the best …

Pink and Bleu 🙂

Gabor
Gabor
December 1, 2023 9:14 pm

Winston Smith
Dec 1, 2023 7:09 PM

Gilas:
Thanks for that, but I’ve tried on several occasions to do what you suggest and have never been able to get a noncorrupted or recoverable library set up.
Epub and PDF just don’t work for me. I get easily confused by directions others have no problems with. It just doesn’t mesh and things that others have no problems with may as well be written in Sanskrit.

Even I could do that. Copy the lot to the PC and get the ‘Kindle for PC’ app and away you go.

Calibre proggy is very good also for converting.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:18 pm

It’s a Friday night, Cats – let’s have some …

Fun, Baybee😕

Cassie of Sydney
December 1, 2023 9:22 pm

‘Oppressive’: Higgins to endure third day of cross-examination in defamation trial

My understanding is that Higgins offered to testify.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
December 1, 2023 9:24 pm

Fast Ed is leaving the show and will open a Jewish pastry shop in Surry Hills. He is calling it Avner’s which he says is his Hebrew name. I wish him success.

Ed Halmagyi is one of my favourite people his father is neurologist De Gabor Halmagyi – I was at a hospital with my disabled son who had a mystery illness and Dr Halmagyi was attending to him — when I met him I said that was an unusual name and that the only other person with that name that I knew of was chef Ed Halmagyi and he was so proud to say that is his son and yes Halmagyi is a very unusual name and there aren’t many of that name left.

From time to time I corresponded by email with Fast Ed to say I’d tried a recipe and he would alway reply — I told him of my encounter with his Dad and he replied that my son was lucky to have been attended by one of the kindest human beings on Earth. It was such a lovely tribute to his father.

A few weeks later a parcel arrived. it was from Dr Halmagyi containing a cookbook signed by his son Ed.

I can hardly wait to go to Avner’s. God bless him and may Ed succeed beyond all expectations.

Zafiro
Zafiro
December 1, 2023 9:25 pm

@ Rabz

A different angle!

calli
calli
December 1, 2023 9:25 pm

‘Oppressive’: Higgins to endure third day of cross-examination in defamation trial

Consider it $3million worth of “oppression”.

She’ll cope.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2023 9:25 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4soCzWMC_XE

It’s Friday night – you want songs with a depth of meaning and lyrics?

Zatara
Zatara
December 1, 2023 9:27 pm
Zatara
Zatara
December 1, 2023 9:29 pm

Secretary Antony Blinken
@SecBlinken

I spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah about the conflict in Gaza and measures to improve security and freedom for Palestinians in the West Bank. I reiterated the U.S. commitment to advancing the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Really? Did you remember to tell him to give up the hostages?
Yeah, didn’t think so.

Muddy
Muddy
December 1, 2023 9:29 pm

Colonel Crispin Berka
Dec 1, 2023 8:17 PM

The Australian Digital ID.
Just an optional neutral technical update for modernised government services?

My first read of that was ‘… an optional neural update…’
How long until this becomes reality? (Not the optional bit, of course).

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
December 1, 2023 9:30 pm

My understanding is that Higgins offered to testify.

. and with alacrity.

Oh and she never wore the white dress again, of course not, her now corpulent physique would rend the seams arsunder.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:30 pm

Cats, on the allegedly long overdue passing of the Kissinger:

Gil Scott Heron:

“It’s a Re-Ron”
And we keep expecting to hear him say:
“We’re off to see the Yarabs
Off to see the Yarabs off to see the Yarabs”
Or just off and up the yellow brick road
<a href="“>Another war drummer from the Cap Weinberger school of arms-pushing overkill
And the Henry Kissinger Peace Academy
… 😕

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2023 9:34 pm

Cats, on the allegedly long overdue passing of the Kissinger:

Kissinger has been roundly condemned for the bombing of Cambodia, yet there isn’t a word of condemnation of the North Vietnamese violation of Cambodian neutrality which led to that bombing..

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:35 pm

It’s just Sabotage, I tells ya!

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
December 1, 2023 9:40 pm

The IDF has published an interactive map splitting the Gaza Strip into hundreds of small zones, which it will use to notify Palestinian civilians of active combat zones.

This might be the greatest innovation in protection of civilians in a war zone since the ancient “Art of War” by Sun Tsu. Has any other military ever in history communicated directly with enemy citizens with advice to keep them safe.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:47 pm

Cap’n Weinberger

A contemporary of the Kissinger …

When too many hideously uglee ol’ technocrats are barely enuff, Cats, 😕

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2023 9:47 pm

My understanding is that Higgins offered to testify.

It’s fast becoming my uncharitable opinion that La Brittany listened to the sisterhood telling her “you go, girl. No – one will believe a man when he says he didn’t do it!”

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 1, 2023 9:49 pm

Wow, Royal Thai Consulate Sydney is in that building I’ve had to get a visa from there before. Despite IPA being the target, looks like they were able to run amok for quite a while before the plod even bothered to show. Wonder what the Thai’s are thinking tonight:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12808459/Extinction-Rebellion-Centre-Independent-Studies-protest.html

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
December 1, 2023 9:50 pm

Secretary Antony Blinken
@SecBlinken

I spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah about the conflict in Gaza and measures to improve security and freedom for Palestinians in the West Bank. I reiterated the U.S. commitment to advancing the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Did you add return all hostages safe and well or have the acreage you and your ilk inhabit turned into a glass plain.

Because that is all these animals deserve.

Expect No Mercy

Rabz
December 1, 2023 9:51 pm

Make no mistake, Cats – the advent of the Technocrats has been a disaster for humanitee.

If it’s any consolation*, I am of them and among them and will try to subvert them for the remainder of my days.

*Which it probably is not …

Gabor
Gabor
December 1, 2023 9:56 pm

Boambee John
Dec 1, 2023 4:20 PM

Gabor
Dec 1, 2023 3:39 PM

Johnny Rotten
Dec 1, 2023 4:49 AM

Rather than write a separate comment saying “Thanks”, I usually tick someone else’s thanks comment. I suspect that others do the same.

Point taken, sometimes we miss it, sorry.

Indolent
Indolent
December 1, 2023 10:01 pm
Zippster
Zippster
December 1, 2023 10:02 pm

The Australian Digital ID.
Just an optional neutral technical update for modernised government services?

My first read of that was ‘… an optional neural update…’
How long until this becomes reality? (Not the optional bit, of course).

the worry about AGI isn’t so much that AGI will destroy us, but that AGI will be used to create a system of social control out of which we can’t escape. Chicoms are halfway there already, while our freedoms are being eroded at an unprecedented rate triggered by islamic terror of 9/11.

The left has repeatedly shown it can’t be trusted with the levers of control, surveillance and the protection of freedoms. Ever willing to weaponise the state to crush opponents.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 10:03 pm

Zafiro:

Curves*

A Hollyweirdo and his Hausfrau

*Let’s get it larger, so as to appreciate the magnificence … 🙂

Rabz
December 1, 2023 10:06 pm

Intergalactic … 🙂

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 1, 2023 10:09 pm

Bespoke
Dec 1, 2023 8:21 PM

Options two, Berka.

If not by intent but evolution.

What on earth are you talking about, you strange character?

Rabz
December 1, 2023 10:12 pm

Hey Laydees … 🙂

Rabz
December 1, 2023 10:13 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2023 10:16 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTwq1_9VH68

The Muppet’s – “In the Navy”..

Winston Smith
December 1, 2023 10:22 pm

Tintarella di Luna

Dec 1, 2023 9:30 PM
My understanding is that Higgins offered to testify.
. and with alacrity.
Oh and she never wore the white dress again, of course not, her now corpulent physique would rend the seams arsunder.

Rrowwrr!
🙂
(I saw what you did there, Tinta.)

Rabz
December 1, 2023 10:36 pm

her now corpulent physique would rend the seams asunder

Magnifique, Tints. 🙂

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 1, 2023 10:40 pm

My first read of that was ‘… an optional neural update…’
How long until this becomes reality? (Not the optional bit, of course).

I really don’t give a rats if someone wants to give away their ID to full government control. Their choice and funeral if we go down the Chicom path. I’ll choose not to till I’m coerced.

However 2 parts of their system are already coercive with no opt out. First, Vaccine Register and I saw in that article was your USI. Why the government would want to know about all the crappy useless union driven pseudo courses that you have to do to be able to even walk on a worksite is beyond me. These idiots in the PS feed the paranoia of the tin foil hatters even if the Government isn’t spying on you.

However how long before this is mandatory to open bank accounts, get a passport, drivers licence or even buy property. Too much of this digital BS is being shoved on to older generations who don’t easily navigate it and just don’t want it. I can work it out if I choose to, my mum wouldn’t have a hope in hell.

My 2c worth, have it there, allow it to expand naturally with the younger generations, allow us older people to use more analogue methods till we die out. Live and let live and be aware after COVID some of us have legitimate questions on what safeguards are in the system to stop it being weaponised. As I see there are none.

Muddy
Muddy
December 1, 2023 10:42 pm

The left has repeatedly shown it can’t be trusted with the levers of control, surveillance and the protection of freedoms. Ever willing to weaponise the state to crush opponents.

Why has a credible defense never been mounted?
An attack can only be successful if a defense either fails, or is never mounted.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 10:43 pm

Cats, try and imagine an existence without young womanages – it would be even worse than a woild without Beer … 😕

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
December 1, 2023 10:53 pm
Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
December 1, 2023 11:02 pm

I am of them and among them and will try to subvert them

That is a very risky path.
Hell hath no fury like a public servant scorned.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 1, 2023 11:05 pm

Make no mistake, Cats – the advent of the Technocrats has been a disaster for humanitee.

It has, indeed.

But the term technocrat has been distorted from its original meaning.

Technocrats are individuals with technical training and occupations who perceive many important societal problems as being solvable with the applied use of technology and related applications.

The ‘technocrats’ now destroying society actually have very little ‘technology’ content – at best technology-adjacent, but most commonly claiming misunderstood technology as support for their activist objectives.

(Having said that, as a technocrat myself, I can tell you that you absolutely don’t ever want a world ruled by real technocrats.)

Rabz
December 1, 2023 11:10 pm

A pair of (allegedly) very unfashionable figures, returning to their roots …

One the greatest pop songs, ever, Cats – two and a half minutes of pure rock ‘n’ roll …

I would go out tonight, but I havnee got a stitch to wear
It’s monstrous, it’s gruesome that someone so handsome should care
…”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 1, 2023 11:12 pm

Cats, try and imagine an existence without young womanages – it would be even worse than a woild without Beer

Welcome to the world of Islam…

Rabz
December 1, 2023 11:14 pm
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
December 1, 2023 11:30 pm

Ghee wiz!

Keith approves from above.

SYNTHONY – The Prodigy ‘Firestarter’ (Live)

MatrixTransform
December 1, 2023 11:36 pm

If I should fall from grace with God
Where no doctor can relieve me
If I’m buried in the sod
But the angels won’t receive me

Let me go, boys, let me go, boys
Let me go down in the mud, where the rivers all run dry

This land was always ours
It was the proud land of our fathers
It belongs to us and them
Not to any of the others

Let them go, boys, let them go, boys
Let them go down in the mud, where the rivers all run dry

Bury me at sea
Where no murdered ghost can haunt me
If I rock upon the waves
And no corpse can lie upon me

Let me go, boys, let me go, boys
Let me go down in the mud, where the rivers all run dry

If I should fall from grace with God
Where no doctor can relieve me
If I’m buried in the sand
But the angels won’t receive me

Let me go, boys, let me go, boys
Let me go down in the mud, where the rivers all run dry

— Shane McGowan

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
December 1, 2023 11:48 pm

Islamic terrorism is in long decline.”

Further to this ludicrous statement, the single reason why there are not more Islamic attacks in France, the UK, USA, Oz, Canada and other western countries is because security services and intelligence agencies are monitoring and more crucially, intercepting Islamic radicals every single second, minute, hour, day, month and year.

But at what cost?

Our government monitors and stores every call and text from every person all around the country.

Is that a price worth paying for our supposed “security/safety”?

The was a quote about that…
Something to do with sacrificing essential liberty for temporary safety….
Anyone remember?

Gabor
Gabor
December 1, 2023 11:52 pm

This tradition needs reviving.

Good luck with that.

Rabz
December 1, 2023 11:54 pm

Technocrats are individuals with technical training and occupations who perceive many important societal problems as being solvable with the applied use of technology and related applications

Yep. Monstrous colourless grey automatons, who if you see them approaching you, it’s best to run for your life and fill out the Will, if you haven’y already … 😕

Rabz
December 1, 2023 11:57 pm
JC
JC
December 1, 2023 11:57 pm

Gabor
Dec 1, 2023 11:52 PM

This tradition needs reviving.

Good luck with that.

It should be an everyday occurrence.

Ironically, I tried a version of that just yesterday. Wifey has her eye set on an expensive item of clothing and asked what i thought about the money angle. I got the usual crap that it’s on discount and therefore its a form of saving. I said that it would be okay, but there would be one condition. No lip for a month. She refused to take the deal.

Alamak!
December 2, 2023 12:00 am

This tradition needs reviving.

Good luck with that.

for the other 364 days its the hubby apologizing to the wifey …

Arky
December 2, 2023 12:05 am

Went to my first Catholic mass this today.
Too much kneeling for my cartilage free knees compared to Anglicanism.
Had a good long chat afterwards with the Father, who is from Argentina and a bloody libertarian sympathiser! Very excited he was at the World’s first libertarian government.

JC
JC
December 2, 2023 12:06 am

for the other 364 days its the hubby apologizing to the wifey …

No you don’t. You never ever apologize to females because it’s interpreted the wrong way. Brain function is different. A specific apology to a female means that a dude is apologizing for every single past and future transgression; not that one single thing.

Rabz
December 2, 2023 12:07 am
JC
JC
December 2, 2023 12:07 am

Peron meets Milton.

Gabor
Gabor
December 2, 2023 12:11 am

Plasmamortar
Dec 1, 2023 11:48 PM

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” That quote often comes up in the context of new technology and concerns about government surveillance.

I knew who said it but wasn’t sure of the exact quote.
He was right of course, needless to say, but we are human and do it over and over again.

Alamak!
December 2, 2023 12:37 am
amortiser
amortiser
December 2, 2023 1:53 pm

Katzenjammer
Nov 30, 2023 10:43 PM
Are you Kissinger?
No I’m f*****g her.

Do you like Kipling.
Don’t know. I’ve never kippled.

Vijay Singh was asked:
Q: What do you think about Tiger Woods?
A: I don’t know. I’ve never played it.

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