I came across this the other day
And thought it was fantastic. Amazing what you can do with coke and lollies.
but you probably shouldn,t do this
Science always seems more fun to me when I see what can be achieved using everyday things. Not very academic of me I know but I was able to see this sort of stuff when I was at school instead of the science I was taught I may have taken a bit more interest.
Share your favourite youtube vids tonight as well as the usual music and dancing.
This one is a good laugh
And he didn,t like this one bit
Have fun. Just don’t overindulge.
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While the Coalition seems to suddenly be popular for no reason now and these polls coming in are a bit depressing to watch, I’m still holding out for the possibility that the 2016-17 budget will be crunch time.
With Morrison writing it, there’s every chance it could be as ‘well received’ as the 2014-15 one.
Abbott was such a toxic blight on Australia that yes, people do feel good when the pain goes away, but tough times are coming. And the fact of the matter is that when people are struggling, Labor always takes more care of them than the coalition.
Also while Hartcher can be a textbook example of a shallow journalist, it was somewhat satisfying reading his “Shirtfronted” series this week, essentially reducing Abbott’s legacy to that of a “Incompetent psychopath that treated the country as though they were all idiots”.
I get that same impression from just about everyone I know. Turnbull will fix it, Turnbull will ‘do something’ about climate change, Turnbull will let all the kids out of detention, Turnbull will probably even walk on water. They don’t bother reading any real commentary, they refuse to have anything to do with ‘politics’ at all, they aren’t interested, but they do, as you say, take sides based mostly on what they see on morning TV shows. I think they formed an opinion on Turnbull when Abbott was still leader and won’t change now, no matter how much anyone tries to point out what a weak, dismal failure Turnbull really is. It’s the good old mind like a steel trap, firmly welded shut thing.
This might be very impolite, but the majority of Australian voters keep on reminding me of these wonderful lines by Banjo Patterson –
I think Talc will actually have Martin Parkinson running this.
Aguirre and Leone
As I’ve said before, the average Aussie needs to be hurt financially by this lot before they’ll wake up. Of course, as we will all suffer, by then it will be too late.
Jason Clare on the NBN – before the story about Turnbull flogging it all to Telstra surfaced.
Deluded ones: “Turnbull will usher in the republic.”
Voice of reason: “No he won’t.”
Deluded ones: “Turnbull will legalise same-sex marriage.”
Voice of reason: “No he won’t.”
Deluded ones: “Turnbull will bring back the NBN.”
Voice of reason: “No No No he fucking won’t!”
Turnbull gets Morrison do to his dirty work and propose a 50% increase in the rate of the GST with plans to whack it onto food, health, rent and education while he sits back and smirks. The MSM in their current ‘St Malcolm can do no wrong’ mode cheer him on. The plebs, slack-eyed, brainwashed dolts that they are, just say ‘Malcolm would never do that’. Well, he would do that and given a compliant senate he will do it. If it comes down to the wire the Greens will cave in – again – and let it all through. And we will all suffer the consequences.
It’s worth remembering that Howard all but lost an election when he took the GST to the people. Labor gained a bigger vote, 2PP 51/49, but didn’t get enough seats changing sides to win. Whenever someone tries to tell you that we all love the GST because Howard took the GST to the people and we all voted for it it’s good to know the truth.
Bob Ellis with a prediction on today’s North Sydney by-election.
And there’s this – I’ve seen it so many times I’ve lost count
Deluded ones – Turnbull will close the off-shore detention centres and let the kids out of on-shore detention. (I’ve actually seen a comment about Turnbull being the ‘only hope’ for those in detention)
Voice of reason – No he won’t, he will make them worse.
What Turnbull and Dutton are really doing with onshore detention – it certainly does not involve letting the kids out by Christmas.
Controversial Border Force takes control of detention centres, turns them into ‘jails’
And as for the kids –
Department of Immigration ends ‘inappropriate’ outings for children in detention run by nuns
And an extra on off-shore detention.
Asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei susceptible to infections
So where were all the “professional’ journos pointing out this bleedingly obvious nature of Abbott during the past 5 years ? Certainly not doing what their profession should be doing.
This incident particularly stuck in my mind . A fine display of the inner Abbott.
Advent calendar causing anger:
Labor was not doing anything about it either. That stupid nodding should have been mocked day after day and during the election campaign. But nothing happened. It simply got ignored.
In case of a terror attack, this is what you should do:
Aichee karumba!!..muchos caldos qui!…
Have a look at this Liberal postering effort outside a North Sydney polling booth! Typical.
I was reminded of Saddam’s “open the gates of hell” comment.
A quick Google for what he said found this from someone else from 2002. By Dog was this guy right.
When handing out ALP HTV cards whilst standing in front of such blatant and overwhelming blue it is nice to make comment about the necessity for such overwhelming advertising if the product is any good.
I’m told I do a great line in snark on these occasions.
Do you think they have enough posters?
I read somewhere or other that the North Sydney Liberal campaign has been all about Turnbull. The candidate himself gets the odd mention at the bottom of letters from St Malcolm, a corner of posters featuring His Saintedness. It will be a real slap in the face to Turnbull if the Liberal vote drops by even a couple of points. As it’s expected to drop by much more than that you have to wonder if it would have been better to focus on the candidate, play down the Liberal thing and leave Turnbull right out of it.
To be brutally honest they haven’t done a very good job, the towers look more like the ones from a russian orthodox church than anything from the orient.
True about the towers. Here is a Russian Orthodox Church:
t’s so sad to think we now have fighting over a pretty image on a Christmas card, so great is the right-wing paranoia about Muslims.
I wonder if anyone ever stops to remember that Jesus was born a Jew, his parents would not have been anywhere near a mosque or a Christian church of any variety, eastern or western, because neither existed at the time of his birth, The ‘stable’ his parents took shelter in (I suppose that’s what the image is meant to show) was most likely just a cave. Bethlehem was not renowned for marvels of gilded Eastern architecture at that time.
But let’s not allow a bit of architectural history to get in the way of bigoted nit-picking, shall we.
My best female friend’s mum was Jewish. She expressed her concern to me when her granddaughter was chosen to be Mary in the prep class’s nativity play. My response? To the best of my knowledge, Mary was a good Jewish girl, and Jesus was a good Jewish boy, so it was most appropriate.
Another thing: earlier this week on the morning show, a rwnj was carrying on about how “they” had established a “halal community” somewhere near Bendigo. A few callers later, someone noted that such a viewpoint would surely describe the suburb of Caulfield as a “kosher community” . . .
Ignorance + stupidity + intolerance + fear = one helluva dangerous brew.
As soon as I saw the word “Lindt” I thought of the Martin Place Café and the siege. I didn’t think it was the appropriate picture.
I once knew a woman who wanted to be Jewish, a friend of a friend thing. She tried to tell me her kids were Jewish because their father was a Jew He wasn’t. Anyway, she used to parade around wearing a star of David pendant and made a huge fuss when her allegedly Jewish child was chosen to be a shepherd in the kindergarten nativity play. The likely religion of the original shepherds had never occurred to her.
I buy Lindt dark chocolate regularly and I never give the Martin Place thing a thought when I do that. Does that make me in some way ‘unAustralian’?
FFS! What a load of rubbish!
Lemonade stands? Since when have Australian kids ever done this? Where does Wyatt Roy think we live? In the USA? In a Peanuts cartoon? Doesn’t he know local councils in Australia have very strict regulations dealing with food and drink stalls? Does he know kids will have to get council permission for such a stand and will have to label their lemonade with a list of ingredients?
And Lucy Turnbull is patron of the organisation promoting this bullshit.
Maybe those innovative, entrepreneurial kids would get a lot further if they had decent high-speed broadband to use in researching and promoting their ideas. Maybe Lucy could suggest that to her husband……
DICE Kids names Lucy Turnbull as first patron
Perhaps they could call it : “Kool Aid”?
Up here in The Barossa, we have a ‘Metwurst Community’ !..over in the nth. eastern Adelaide suburbs there is surely a “Salami Community”….
I buy Lindt chocolate regularly, and never give Martin Place a thought, but seeing that picture unsettled me a bit. Perhaps the Swiss chocolatier didn’t appreciate it either.
That Lindt chocolate pic couldn’t possibly depict architecture of the time of “Jesus” (should he even have lived) as it depicts orthodox architecture possibly 400 years AFTER the so called birth!
I just ask people, with regards to the upset over ‘halal communities’, if they have ever watched “The Life of Brian”. Then remind them that ‘Christianity’ (as such) didn’t really get a guernsey until 325CE with Emperor Constantine.
Having had an ongoing interest in history – and dragged around lots of archaeological sites as a kid – I can usually quote chapter and verse on which bits of “christianity” have been swiped from older religious beliefs, including Victorian social theory that elsewhere has been thoroughly debunked.
That being said, when one comes across someone actually ‘being Christian’ you often find them working with those who are ‘being Muslim” or “being Jewish” or “being Buddhist” &c, all working to the same sorts of goals. They just don’t advertise the fact over much.
People have no idea of history. They don’t understand that Islam developed after the beginnings of the Christian religion. They don’t realise Jesus is revered and respected as one of God’s greatest messengers by Muslims. They don’t have a clue about anything, really.
Our own history is rewritten constantly to feed whatever agenda is on the go at any given time. For example, just look at the way red-neck racists have adopted the Eureka flag without understanding any of the context around that flag. They choose it because it is the closest thing they can find to the American confederate flag, also much misused and misunderstood.
These days I find myself saying something many times every day – ‘People are stupid’. I don’t know why, but we seem to be suffering from an epidemic of stupid.
Scientists find a link between low intelligence and acceptance of ‘pseudo-profound bulls***’
It is a sad state of affairs when people get upset over a Christmas card. Political correctness can go way to far.
The general public hasn’t come around yet but some of the journos are starting to question Malcolm infallible.
I don’t know how it will play out but there’s a good chance the PGallery group think might kick in and start to turn against him. Libtika, Cassidy, Oakes and Mark Kenny to name a few are asking questions.
Even Keane in Crikey is saying the gloss is off the honeymoon.
An interesting Christmas period ahead let alone a potential swing against Libs in Nth Sydney
Too early, really, but the first results in North Sydney show a whopping huge 16.3% swing against the Liberal Party.
If this keeps up North Sydney will have another independent MP. It will take a 15.9% wing for the Liberals to lose the seat.
Yup, at the moment it looks like the Independent Stephen Ruff is likely to take 2nd place. At the moment the AEC is using the Liberal vs. Green vote for the final result, but they’ll probably have to change that.
Since the Liberal primary vote is below 50%, then it all depends on the preference flow. However since it’s still 47%, it’s still fairly likely a Liberal retain (although I doubt the final Two candidate preferred vote will be above 55%).
A quick look at the ABC Candidate guide says that Ruff is being backed by former Independent MP Ted Mack, so that might amount to something at least.
Just goes to show the “pull” of social media..I placed links to those pieces that I have put up here on social media and on Bob Ellis site to the community blog @ mid-Murray Lap. and of the pieces :
Decline and fall…put up today…129 hits.
LNP. and a habit of treason put up a week or two ago… 237 hits.
Call for a social revolution, put up earlier ..81 hits…
And on a blog site that is hardly even known and of little consequence!…good on ’em!
Labor calls for investigation into potentially illegal Malcolm Turnbull posters
Well done. It has a lot to do with your writing and argument too, you know.
This is very, very good, and it’s time someone in the MSM grew a brain and said the same thing.
Turnbull is not the man the media wants us to believe
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Leonetwo, your post on lemonade stands being an American concept reminds me of the new SBS Food Channel – it is filled with American food shows. I love watching a good food show, e.g. Italian Food Safari or Adam Liaw’s destination Japan but the mush they are serving up on the new Food channel is a lesson on why so many Americans are so fat!
I turned on the channel sometime this week and “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” was on with some fella cooking chicken wings. I love a juicy chicken wing as much as the next chicken wing lover but this fella first used a sugar and asst spice rub before oven roasting. When that was done, the wings were deep fried to make then “crispy” and before serving, they were dipped into another thick sugar oriental Sauce.
The customer’s reactions, “Unbelievable, the best wings I have ever eaten”.
All that sugar!
I’ve never visited this food channel. I probably won’t bother ever after that review.
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