Wednesday Forum: January 23, 2013

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  1. sdog

    ACNC look up the ABN for the first listed Peris Ent. brings the result:

    “There are no records.”

    Yes, but the ACNC site itself states that it’s just a voluntarily thing:

    Registering with the ACNC is voluntary. An organisation may still be a charity but may choose not to be registered. The ACNC Register only lists charities that have chosen to register

  2. kae

    Yes, Dan. It’s very interesting.

    I don’t understand the information on the sites and how they work deeply enough to say she’ll fit right in with the rest of the ALP scum, but I hope someone with more understanding and time to search than I can check it out.

  3. kae

    Yeah, Spot.
    Chosen not to register and not to apply for charitable tax exempt status.

  4. Dan

    So, Nova is doing God’s work. Better leave it alone then.

  5. JamesK

    California’s Hispanic population to outnumber whites by end of 2013

    California’s Hispanic population is slated to become the state’s majority ethnicity by the end of this year according to a new report by the governor’s office.

    New ethnicity trends outlined in Gov Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget proposal revealed the state’s expected new majority while reasoning the state’s declining birth rates and increasing migration as causes.

    As early as July Hispanics are expected to be equal in size to non-Hispanic whites before outpacing them, according to the report, with both demographics in that month reaching 39 per cent of the population.

    It’s a swap that comes earlier than experts had expected.

  6. sdog

    Every article I can find refers to it being a charity, but it is not registered on the ACNC website.

    Now, where would her interviewers get that idea? Is Nova a compulsive liar?

    I want to give her the benefit of the doubt and say we’re just not looking in the right place. It’s a big deal to accuse someone of being a charity cheat – I wouldn’t like to go there unless I were 100% sure.

  7. Pedro

    IIR, not all charitable purposes qualify for tax free status. No ABN is weird unless she’s not actually doing anything that is an enterprise.

  8. JamesK

    According to the LA Slimes’ fvoured ‘experts’:
    Like Lance Armstrong, we are all liars

    Though we profess to hate it, lying is common, useful and pretty much universal. It is one of the most durable threads in our social fabric and an important bulwark of our self-esteem. We start lying by the age of 4 and we do it at least several times a day, researchers have found. And we get better with practice.

    In short, whatever you think about Lance Armstrong’s admission this week that he took performance-enhancing drugs to fuel his illustrious cycling career, the lies he told may be no more persistent or outsized than yours, according to psychologists and others who study deception. They were just more public

    LEAVE THE LYING SLAPPER AND OBUMMER ALONE!

  9. Dan

    Yea, maybe it’s just a slush fund, those are cool.

  10. JamesK

    NY SLIMES: Gore Went to Bat for Al Jazeera, and Himself

    Mr. Beck’s producer Stu Burguiere added, “The guy who was vice president of the United States and was 537 votes away from being president during 9/11 is ideologically aligned, by his own definition, with the network that Osama bin Laden went to every time he wanted to get a message out.”

    Mr. Gore, who will have an unpaid seat on the board of the new Al Jazeera channel, does not see it that way. Al Jazeera, he said, is one of the most popular media companies in the world.

    “Their global reach is unmatched and their coverage of major events like the Arab Spring is thorough, fair and informative,” he said.

  11. Chris

    Roxon orders charges against newspaper for accurately and helpfully reporting story of woman’s criminal behaviour:

    Actually at the time the courier mail was very supportive of the mother printing interviews with the children alleging abuse by the father. Also publishing photos of them (which is what they are in trouble for I think). The photos were published before they went on the run. The mother was basically using the paper to drum up public support for her case.

  12. Pedro

    skuter
    http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2013/01/social_security_36.html

    sdog, that’s fair enough for now, but I think this needs investigation. It would be funny if kneebone was massaging her cv.

    http://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/handle/10070/218087

  13. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    ” “If you believe as I do fundamentally that merit is distributed equitably across the population, across genders, across races then if you are looking at an outcome where you can see lots of men or not many indigenous Australians, then people of merit are missing out,” she said.”

    For their swift and detailed investigation of the Comrade Senator Nova Peris un-charity personal expenses hoover I say kae and Dan earn a Merit Award.

    My heart swells with fundamental pride that this award can be distributed equally across genders. Here. Today.

    In the pre-Lying Slapper Gillard epoch kae would not have scored a mention.

    I am at once shamed by and grateful for the leadership of Comrade Our Greatly Helmed Person on “merit”.

    Indeed I believe a Gummint Watermelon Authority should be established – tasked with Merit Giveback and Equitable Redistribution so men can surrender their Merits, without penalty during a brief amnesty, so they can be trucked to aborigine peopleses, wimminses and otherly gendered. That last category needs to be validated by that Wong Chap ™Mk50 and Comrade L’il Adammy Bandt.

    I believe Self-loading Automatic Merit Give-Backerers should be summarily charged and gaoled.

  14. Chris

    Here’s an example of what the courier mail was writing about the case:

    http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/1237_cm1.pdf

    Just printing the mother’s side of the story with no response from the father to the allegations made against him.

  15. Gab

    Chris, I think you’re little totalitarian beating heart is missing the point that the government is using it’s “unfettered powers” to order charges – not an investigation (which would be bad enough) but straight to charges – of a newspaper. That it’s owned by Murdoch, btw, is just icing on the olive green cake in Von Roxon’s pâtisserie.

  16. Dan

    This just doesn’t add up. No website saying “hello, I’m Nova Peris, you might remember me from such things as my sporting achievements or my aboriginal background. Well, nowadays, I’m touring the country to raise awareness through my charity of the sit down welfare mentality of my people’s. Please donate to help the cause”

  17. Chris

    Chris, I think you’re little totalitarian beating heart is missing the point that the government is using it’s “unfettered powers” to order charges – not an investigation (which would be bad enough) but straight to charges – of a newspaper. That it’s owned by Murdoch, btw, is just icing on the olive green cake in Von Roxon’s pâtisserie.

    No investigation? Really? From the article linked to:

    The complaint went to the federal Attorney-General’s office before being referred to the AFP on May 22. It in turned launched an investigation into the potential breach of the Family Law Act.

    The complaint originated from the Chief Justice of the family court, not the government. And its pretty clear that the complain was not made because they exposed any criminal background of the mother as CL alleged. The paper was supporting the mother in her campaign.

  18. sdog

    sdog, that’s fair enough for now, but I think this needs investigation.

    Yep. Agreed.

  19. Carpe Jugulum

    Afternoon Troops, regarding Nova Peris her ‘charity’ is a consulting company.

    http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/?archive_id=0&page_id=5036179069&page_url=//www.novaperis.com.au/niash.html&page_last_updated=2010-11-10T19:38:14&firstName=Nova&lastName=Peris

    http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Peris_Nova_139349662.aspx

    Via the 2nd link – Nova created Peris Enterprises, her consulting company committed to implementing culturally sensitive communication strategies and event management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    My bolding.

  20. Tom

    That’s a great link to newgeography.com, JamesK:

    Academics, for example, increasingly regulate speech along politically correct lines, and indoctrinate the young while the media shape their perceptions of reality.

    The new left fascist technocrats, who already control academia and the bureaucracy and effectively rule the country according to leftist groupthink regardless of which party is in power, despise democracy, are working towards neutering it and, especially in Australia, depend on the apathy of the masses to go wherever they’re being led.

  21. Gab

    Okay, details, details, CHris. My comment on the government still stands. That you cannot see the egregiousness of what the government is doing, via its various agencies and promoted by the AG, in it’s heavy-handed approach to free press just makes it worse. Bring on the Finkelstein, says Chris. Who needs a free press anyway, eh?

  22. Dan

    Every Bio is the same…. Athlete, adversity, charity.

  23. Entropy

    Well either way the coverage by theCM was appalling. and say the father does try to prosecute the mother in Italy, what could the Australian court do about it? Send a strongly worded letter?

  24. Eddystone

    In giving his reasons, Justice Forrest sought an assurance from the father, who was back in Italy, not to lay criminal charges now or in the future against his ex-wife “should she determine to return to Italy as I sincerely hope she does”.

    I hope he does anyway. What’s Justice Forrest going to do?

  25. Myrrdin Seren

    The Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Vice-Chancellor’s Chair in Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University – will be long remembered for stating:

    This is because the implications of 3C, let alone 4C or 5C, are so horrible that we look to any possible scenario to head it off, including the canvassing of “emergency” responses such as the suspension of democratic processes.

  26. C.L.

    The photos were published before they went on the run.

    From the report today:

    When the News Limited paper published the identities of the girls, they were on the run with their great-grandmother and their mother was appealing a court decision to send them back to Italy for custody hearings.

    Wrong again, Chris.

    Here’s a tip: research what you post before you press the submit button.

  27. Eddystone

    I like your new avatar, Gab.

  28. Entropy


    Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are far from “the workers of the world,” but closer to modern-day robber barons. Through their own ingenuity, access to capital and often oligopolistic hold on lucrative markets, they have enjoyed one of the greatest accumulations of wealth in recent economic history, even amidst generally declining earnings, rising poverty and inequality among their fellow Americans.


    Nothing to do with their ability to churn out desirable products. Oh, no. They must be ripping someone off, most likely amongst those stick in rising poverty and inequality.

  29. sdog

    Afternoon Troops, regarding Nova Peris her ‘charity’ is a consulting company.

    A government website calls it a “charity”. As do numerous news sources. I can’t imagine where they got that idea.

  30. Carpe Jugulum

    government website calls it a “charity”.

    Well if nothing else sdog, she has a Gillard level of bullshit.

  31. C.L.

    The complaint originated from the Chief Justice of the family court…

    As I reported above.

    And from that point:

    The complaint went to the federal Attorney-General’s office before being referred to the AFP on May 22. It in turned launched an investigation into the potential breach of the Family Law Act.

    It was Roxon who referred the matter to the police.

    So Chris is wrong again.

    And its pretty clear that the complain was not made because they exposed any criminal background of the mother as CL alleged.

    I have made no such allegation or even anything approximating it.

  32. Entropy

    The question is does Peris call it a charity? It would be most unfair for her to be targeted for misrepresentation because of some braindea spin from the PM’s office. Mind you, lay down with dogs: get fleas.

  33. Dan

    Now the web is over run with stories about the brouhaha I can’t find out how to book her for an appointment at a local school.

  34. Carpe Jugulum

    The Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Vice-Chancellor’s Chair in Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University

    The man is an embarrassment to my Alma Mater, another good reason not to join Alumni Associations.

  35. Skuter

    “If you believe as I do fundamentally that merit is distributed equitably across the population, across genders, across races then if you are looking at an outcome where you can see lots of men or not many indigenous Australians, then people of merit are missing out,” she said.”

    WTF does this even mean? It deosn’t make any sense to me.

    Does she mean that innate ability is distributed equitably blah blah? Even if we take that as what she meant, it is a rubbish statement. Gillard has seriously lost her marbles, in addition to being a lying slapper…

  36. stackja

    Auburn shooting police arrest four so far. The usual suspects? No names yet. MOMMEA? We shall see.

  37. Entropy

    Ha ha, love this comment on the CM article on Peris:


    magillagorilla of Nassau Posted at 9:59 AM Today
    Why stop there Julia. Surely you can preselect Anthony Mundine for the seat of Griffith and boot the sitting member.
    Comment 107 of 112

  38. Dan

    If she doesn’t call it a charity, why is it reported as such and why does she not correct the record?

    Basically, peris enterprises is a way for her to earn income. It still sounds suspect.

  39. sdog

    The question is does Peris call it a charity?

    The government website lists as its source for the charity claim “Source: The Official Nova Peris Website, accessed 22 February 2010.”

  40. Dan

    I suppose we should be happy she has not tried to get a government grant.

  41. Pedro

    sdog, that govt website specifies the source.

  42. Entropy

    The government website above says:

    Through her charity “Peris Enterprises” she continues to advocate and promote an active lifestyle and health checks among Indigenous children and communities.


    If that is what it spends most of its money on it’s probably not a problem. If ninety percent or so goes to pay the Peris’ wages, house and travel that would be different.

  43. Dan

    “If you believe as I do fundamentally that merit is distributed equitably across the population”

    Everybody has merit, only winners take first prize

  44. Carpe Jugulum

    Entropy – sdogs link has the line;

    Through her charity “Peris Enterprise

    Go up a bit further to the links i found;

    Nova created Peris Enterprises, her consulting company committed to implementing culturally sensitive communication strategies and event management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    the 1st link was cached in 2010, the 2nd is from 2011

  45. kae

    Oh, Carpe!

    A charitable consultancy company with shareholders.

    Interesting.

  46. Lazlo

    Roxon orders charges against newspaper

    You think we’ve got problems. Try a media controlled by the ‘colleagues’ in the EU

  47. Gab

    RIO Tinto says its policy of giving more generous redundancy payouts to non-union workers is fair, as a union launches a court challenge.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news#ixzz2ImICEwlA

    Of course it’s fair. Union members are constrained by union rules and union dictated job conditions. Suck it up, chumps.

  48. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “The question is does Peris call it a charity? It would be most unfair for her to be targeted for misrepresentation …”

    What I see in these several not-really-web-sites about Comrade Our Nova Now is achievements from 16 years ago and longer, to do with running and gongs given for it.

    If Mick dot com did that you’d all tear into me for living in the past!

    Has she done – ummmm – anything much since, like a five day a week job?

    “Nova created Peris Enterprises, her consulting company committed to implementing culturally sensitive communication strategies and event management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities”

    It is standard practice for consulting companies to have wee pages extolling their expertise, entitled Current Projects, Completed Projects, Clients, Latest News and so on, touting for more business based on their most excellent performance to date as a consultant.

    I wonder what her most recent “communication strategy” strategy was, and what “event management” events she managed last year and in 2011?

    There is no such Peris Enterprises web site!

  49. sdog

    Nova Peris: I really think that people just don’t realise, in 1967 Aboriginal people were given citizenship rights in this country

    That is just not correct. They became Australian citizens in 1949 along with everyone else.

    I am not a “first Australian” or even a second, or third, or fourth, but even I know that.

  50. Carpe Jugulum

    A charitable for profit consultancy company with shareholders.

    Hi Kae – my little add in.

    BTW – her company is very sparse on the information it gives up apart from vague platitudes.

  51. Chris

    CL – yes sorry, your right about that bit. But wrong in saying the courier mail was referred to the police for being critical of the mother. That much is very clear. They were strong advocates for her cause.

    Well either way the coverage by theCM was appalling. and say the father does try to prosecute the mother in Italy, what could the Australian court do about it? Send a strongly worded letter?

    In practice there would be very little he could do. Though the father has subsequently said she is welcome to travel to Italy to be able to get access time with the children. I think he’s been incredibly good about it.

    Okay, details, details, CHris. My comment on the government still stands. That you cannot see the egregiousness of what the government is doing, via its various agencies and promoted by the AG, in it’s heavy-handed approach to free press just makes it worse. Bring on the Finkelstein, says Chris. Who needs a free press anyway

    Suppression orders are hardly a new thing. Even if they’re increasingly irrelevant these days with the difficulty of enforcing them.

  52. sdog

    You have to wonder how much time & thought Julia gave to this “Captain’s choice”.

    Vetting, anyone?

  53. kae

    Like Al Gore’s charity selling carbon credits?

    Sounds like the same type of scheme.

  54. kae

    Spot
    When she said it was her choice and what she says goes, she was pretty um, straight-faced.

    Botox.

  55. Gab

    “Captain’s choice”.

    Sounds like he had fish for dinner. ‘We’ve been got a good haul today, Cap’n. Lots of them fish, a varied lot too. What’s your pleasure for dinner?”

  56. stackja

    Craig Thomson funded a charity for ladies.

  57. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Vetting, anyone?”

    The ALP does a different kind of vetting sdog.

    For example, when the FBI files were called in on that grubby little man they made Speaker, revealing his curious after work idiosyncracies, I’d say the ALP Vetting Committee collectively gasped, exclaiming “Oh capital show chaps, he’ll fit in just perfectly by jove.”

  58. JC

    JC, if you’re there, so much for that Japanese inflation target
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/01/22/bank_of_japan_punts_on_higher_inflation_target.html

    They are absolutely fucking useless, Pedro. The new PM talked about aiming the big guns and we ended up with a pop gun.

    I honestly don;t understand the mentality, never have which is why I have really made money in that shithole.

    This is basically what they telegraphed to the market.

    “oh look everyone, we’re going to keep the 1% inflation target for the rest of this year and then raise it to 2% next year”

    .

    Fucking morons.

    Also look at what they are really signaling…

    we sorta expect the economy to muddle along this year but we may need the big guns in 14 which is when we expect even steeper slowing.

    I got the fuck out of everything last yesterday and actually went the opposite way. I made really good paper profits which then turned into oakish small profits and now doing well going long the Yen because Japan is basically a country run by a bunch of clowns.

    They really are freaking clowns.

    I’m even thinking of going more long the Yen because the market seem to be caught dreadfully short yen.

    The Japanese PM, the finance Minister and the board of the BOJ ought to be placed in leg irons and thrown over the side of a boat in Tokyo Bay.

    I’ve been so disgusted in these idiots I almost didn’t look at screens all day.

  59. Chris

    CL – from your original link

    Roxon orders charges against newspaper for accurately and helpfully reporting story of woman’s criminal behaviour:

    Roxon did not order any charges. She referred the matter to the AFP for *investigation*. And only after she was referred the matter herself in the first place by the Chief Justice of the family court. Don’t the police require someone to make a complaint for them to investigate in cases like this?

  60. sdog

    The stupid thing is, for all I know Peris could be a phenomenal person and, if elected in her own right, a fine Senator. It’s just the way Gillard does everything so cack-handedly that raises my hackles.

  61. JC

    The stupid thing is, for all I know Peris could be a phenomenal person and, if elected in her own right, a fine Senator. It’s just the way Gillard does everything so cack-handedly that raises my hackles.

    In a relative sense, sure, like comparing liar party senators.

    But Dude, you realize you’re talking about a Liars Party recruit and a someone individually chosen by the slapper.

    The chances are not zero that she will be a splendid senator, but it’s close enough to place your enthusiasm in question… lots.

    In other words, stop dreaming and get real. :-)

  62. Entropy


    “Nova created Peris Enterprises, her consulting company committed to implementing culturally sensitive communication strategies and event management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities”


    So more like a vehicle for business/tax purposes, similar to the arrangements for ABC talking heads. Didn’t Peris do a stint on ATSIC too?

  63. Carpe Jugulum

    Didn’t Peris do a stint on ATSIC too?

    She was also an ATSIC Ambassador, whilst consulting.

  64. JC

    I’m a big softy JC

    Yea, i see. Harden the fuck up man. For a Duke university alumni I was almost shattered by that bit of softockery. The football team was never like that. You obviously didn’t sneak in on a football scholarship.

  65. Dan

    Does she solicit donations?

  66. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Don’t the police require someone to make a complaint for them to investigate in cases like this?”

    I’m a bit more concerned about the investigation being completed by now. Plod – the pretend Federal lot – only got asked to do something on May 22. They simply cannot do stuff that quickly. Did they have some school holiday work experience kiddies in for that period?

    And Chris, as to:

    “Roxon did not order any charges”

    can you not visualise the chief clerk in Comrade Limp and Dank Haired’s office striding across the room bellowing “Drop everything you lot! This request is from the Chief Justice of The All Men are Bastards Court” and the chief clerk of the AFP bellowing similarly … “Drop everything you lot! This request is from the Attorney General no less!”?

    She’d have been onto the phone the instant she sensed a Skewer Rupert opportunity “Comrade Mzzzzz Chief Justice, jot this down and send it to me on your letterhead today – today I said!”

  67. JC

    Roxon did not order any charges.

    So what, she insinuated herself in the case, when it appeared there was no need.

    She referred the matter to the AFP for *investigation*.

    Again, there was no need.

    And only after she was referred the matter herself in the first place by the Chief Justice of the family court.

    Why would that fucking idiot refer a case to Von Roxon? What he needed hand holding?

    Don’t the police require someone to make a complaint for them to investigate in cases like this?

    They do, but why Von Roxon. Furthermore if Von Roxon is so quick to pull the trigger on this matter then why not refer both Creeper Thompson and the Lying Slapper to the AFP? Ummm.

  68. Dan

    Nova is very busy indeed

    But perhaps the most extraordinary achievement Nova has had that is the establishment of the Nova Peris Girls Academy (NGPA) in St Johns College, Darwin.

    Over the last 3 years Nova has spent extensive time researching global best-in-class models of mentoring, supporting, educating and engaging young Indigenous girls. She then set up the NGPA which is an innovative female focused school ‘Life Excellence’ program aimed at keeping Aboriginal Girls’ engaged with education.

  69. blogstrop

    It’s marvellous how a university lecturer can be a traditional aboriginal, as witnessed by Mary Graham on Richard Fidler’s Conversations (ABC Radio).If you can be bothered to listen to the best part of an hour of twaddle, you’ll be told a whole pile of mystical stuff like “The land knows its own people, it hears their language and knows their sweat.”
    According to Mary, the land was a veritable National Health Scheme. We’re used to this sort of Romancing The Stone Age, the attempts to portray it all as more noble than savage. More honest summations, by aborigines themselves, might run something along the lines of fighting, fighting, for domain over land and women.
    But the ABC and the luvvies are always ready to take people like Mary at face value, taking on the bits they like, skipping over the inconvenient truths. Her education began because there were books in the house. This may have been “traditional” then, not so much now.
    What really emerges from this story is that having a work ethic gets you places. And for some, self-identifying has become an important career move.
    But re those pale ones “The whites knew who was aboriginal, and they beat them.”
    But you can’t become aboriginal like you can become Jewish.
    Marriage doesn’t make you aboriginal, but you can become part of the Great Matrix.
    Is understanding an aboriginal world view what reconciliation is about? Well, there’s no Justice. You can’t have reconciliation wihtout justice, like Paul Keating talked about. And the big elephant in the room: Sovereignty! She wants everyone to re-look at their status. We have to work out some self-determination, and a struggle must have leaders, and a goal, and self determination must have sovereignty.
    What’s needed is more clan groups handling their own affairs, not a few whites or a few blacks speaking for everyone.
    The natural way is the small local way. How do you get to be an old country? Be more like the aboriginals.
    Can you bear it?

  70. Entropy

    That would be pretty admirable.

  71. Carpe Jugulum

    A bit more on Nova Peris ‘charity’ consulting from o6/07 (i havn’t searched for more recent years);

    http://www.health.gov.au/internet/annrpt/publishing.nsf/Content/consultancy-services-3

    Now go down to Outcome 8 – Indiginous Health and you will find Nova Maree Peris has done quite well out of the tender process.

    Peris, Nova Maree
    Indigenous child health check roadshow.
    302,154
    Direct Sourcing
    B

    Peris, Nova Maree
    Expert advice on Indigenous child health.
    34,845
    Direct Sourcing
    B

  72. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “The stupid thing is, for all I know Peris could be a phenomenal person and …”

    Oh sdog! Read Dan’s “Borderline vacuous. Interview with Andrew Denton” at 9:56am, go out into the stairwell and give yourself an uppercut!

  73. Rousie

    Between Rudd & Crossin, the Emily’s Listers have confirmed that they support both early & late term career abortion.

    You go girls!

  74. sdog

    Ack. OK, so she’s a chucklehead.

  75. JC

    Guess who posted this elsewhere.

    His comments on Catallaxy have never struck me as anything other than reasonable and rational, never foolish or dogmatic. Given that cesspool, I wish he commented there more frequently!

    http://johnquiggin.com/2013/01/14/sandpit-23/comment-page-2/#comment-192847

    You begin to wonder why these types comment here so frequently.

  76. JC

    Between Rudd & Crossin, the Emily’s Listers have confirmed that they support both early & late term career abortion.

    You go girls!

    Is Rudd a Lister? It wouldn’t shock.

  77. 81Alpha

    this sort of Romancing The Stone Age

    Bwhaahahahaha

  78. sdog

    Oh this is good.

    Her motto for the girl’s school?

    “Educate a boy and you educate an individual. Educate a girl and you educate a community.”

    Whose catchphrase was that?

    Greg Mortenson, Charity Fraud.

    Oh dear.

  79. H B Bear

    More tales from the Nova Dreamtime. Leftys love a Noble Savage.

  80. Gab

    cesspool

    Must be an example of the civility the left goes on and on about.

  81. H B Bear

    Looking forward to improved cyber securiddy from a government that after six years cannot stop 17yo boys in wooden fishing boats breaching Australian maritime borders.

  82. Spot, that motto would have to be one of the most sexist things I’ve ever heard.

  83. Entropy

    I watched Gilda last night, Gab.

  84. Skuter

    The stupid thing is, for all I know Peris could be a phenomenal person and, if elected in her own right, a fine Senator. It’s just the way Gillard does everything so cack-handedly that raises my hackles.

    Exactly, sdog. Like I said above, the slapper has done Peris a massive disservice. The ALP national executive knows this. That’s why they moved into damage control and reinstated the pre-selection. However, that move damages the slapper’s authority. I suppose, as someone else (dot maybe?) said above, we’d best not disrupt these arseholes whilst they’re making a mistake…

  85. Dan

    Hmmmm, from the link I posted above

    This story was written by Scott Appleton, NPGA Operations Manager.

    So, what does Scott do in his spare time

    http://www.sandersonmiddle.nt.edu.au/documents/Newsletter.pdf

    Hmmm, which links to this place

    Clontarf.org.au

    Okayyy, then thisarticles

    The boys got the chance to mingle with the Chief Minister who is a big Clontarf advocate as will as the chance to meet sporting star’s of yester years: Michael Long, Nova Peris, Anthony Koatoufides, Syd Jackson and John Barnes.

    Fair enough, they have an annual report

    Income Tax
    No provision for income tax has been raised, as the entity is exempt from income tax under Div 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

    Employee benefits.

    11,731,286 (2011)
    9,544,97(2010)

    But she is a consultant, so who knows

  86. Gab

    Hope you enjoyed the show, Ent. Damn, she was glamorous, glorious, a vixen, a charmer, temptress, coquettish…all rolled up with that girl-next-door-apple-pie smile.

  87. Dan

    Whoops, the two links quota got me into moderation town….

    But jeez this nova consultancy thing is interesting. I gather the charity aspect from the news reports comes from the fact she does a lot of consulting for actual registered charitable organisations.

  88. Gab

    Earning the big bucks…

    Gillard outlines national security strategy.

    She says terrorism is a key national security risk.

    Government by announcement again. All big puffed-up talk, no new policy initiatives nor any comment on how it will be funded.

  89. sdog

    I gather the charity aspect from the news reports comes from the fact she does a lot of consulting for actual registered charitable organisations.

    A large New York ad/pr agency does some video work for several very good charities that I know of.

    The founder of the ad agency does not go around using that fact as a basis to claim that he founded a charity.

    This is what an official NT government website says:

    Through her charity “Peris Enterprises” she continues to advocate and promote an active lifestyle and health checks among Indigenous children and communities. [bold mine]

    Source: The Official Nova Peris Website, accessed 22 February 2010.

    http://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/handle/10070/218087

    So who originally made the claim that her consulting business was a charity? The website makes it sound like it came from her, but with no link it’s hard to say.

  90. kae

    Good luck with this debacle, Julia.

  91. kae

    I wonder when this will be “cleared up”?

  92. Tintarella di Luna

    Government by announcement again. All big puffed-up talk, no new policy initiatives nor any comment on how it will be funded.

    Gab doncha know? it’s government by media release, just read and regurgitate, it’s the Layba way.

  93. Dan

    Expert advice on Indigenous child health.

    So she is a health professional now? None of that in her Bio.

  94. Carpe Jugulum

    nor any comment on how it will be funded.

    Come now Gab, it will be funded by Rainbows, Unicorns and Fairy Farts. That is the alp modus operandi.

  95. kae

    Wait. I get it.

    Nothing will be said so therefore it will be ignored.

  96. Jc 

    Dog

    It smells to me as sinkhole for gov cash with the money nicely clipped before the cash hits the streets

  97. Pickles

    I think Ernie Dingo does the same sort of work, but doesn’t call it charity. He ought not take any calls for a while.

    The St Johns college thing sounds all right? And I don’t think it’s fair to cane her cause she’s set up a consulting job and hooked in. If it comes to pass that she’s never referred to it as a charity then there’s nothing to chuck rocks at. She mightn’t be all that smart but that’s not a disqualifier.

    Heaps more fun is watching Alison bash The Party generally.

  98. Jc 

    It would be really interesting to check the source of the money that hits the so called charity’s account .

    Unless I’m mistaken charities accounts are on the web. If this isn’t then you are very likely to find they’re licking up taxpayer dollars

  99. blogstrop

    ABC TV News does a story on heavy rain in Tully, QLD.
    The Tully/Innisfail area used to be known to geography students as the highest rainfall region in Australia. Do they still teach such things?
    The local policeman said it happens every year and the residents are used to it.

  100. WhaleHunt Fun

    Heavens. Global Warming. Then Climate Change. Now its changed back!
    ABC will be shouting for more carbon tax to stop the weather staying the same.

  101. Token

    Guess who posted this elsewhere.

    What a surprise JC. He is a great match for Fran Barlow.

  102. Steve of Ferny Hills

    From sdog’s first link at 6.30. The one month Capetown trip funded by…..?

    So now as we were exiting the island and walking towards the boat for our departure, Scott whisked me away to a near by table located under a beautiful big tree. He knelt down on one knee. Looked me in my eyes and said “It’s been one year to the day since I laid eyes on you, you have made me very happy and I love you. Will you marry me”? My eyes welled up with tears; it was one of the happiest days of my life. It was perfect. He then took a ring box out of his pocket and opened the box. There before my eyes one whole carrot diamond.

  103. Jc 

    What a surprise JC. He is a great match for Fran Barlow.

    Yea token. If its a cesspool he’s just passing through :-)

  104. Gab

    Tully/Innisfail

    Gorgeous area visited often to see some of the best customers evah. Salt of the earth types with keen business acumen.

  105. Token

    I notice when he’s not around, the cesspoll smell disappears.

  106. Tom

    There before my eyes one whole carrot diamond.

    LOL

  107. kae

    Pickles, fair enough.

    Steve of FH. Gush, gush, gush.

    For me to have been proposed to was just amazing. There was an island that people were sent to because of the supremacy of white South Africa, and here was a white man, getting down on one knee to propose his love and devote his life to a black woman. There are so many synergies that I became the happiest person I believe that day.</blockquote>

  108. kae

    It’s a nice carrot. I likes it, my precious.

  109. Tom

    That your Bugs Bunny memento from Disney World, Gab? Paris or Orlando?

  110. kae

    I am constantly amazed by the tenuous connection made between aboriginal Australians and South African blacks, American blacks and native Americans.

    There. Is. No. Comparison.

  111. Dan

    Kae, I know Samoans who call each other n*#ger.

  112. Token

    There. Is. No. Comparison.

    It should be a matter of great pride for all aboriginals, considering the poor way they were treated, they never stooped to terrorism and killing the way the South African blacks did.

  113. kae

    The Samoans are morons, then.

    Like the gang members and rappers in the local indigenous community. Wannabes.

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Damn, she was glamorous, glorious, a vixen, a charmer, temptress, coquettish…all rolled up with that girl-next-door-apple-pie smile.

    She is probably my all-time favorite too, Gab. Even when she was Miss Sadie Thompson and played a girl who was very bad indeed. Reworked from Somerset Maugham’s ‘Rain’. I love his stories too. I have some very retro tastes and fantasise that I am a mix of Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth (I know I am not).

    Why did women in the 50′s always look so fresh and wholesome, compared to the thin and artificial looks girls go for today? I am not too thin, btw, but athletic and healthily covered. HIA would not like a lady without curves (he shares that with CL and probably most men I suspect, altho’ not everyone is quite so fetishistic as CL about totally globular bottomses and massively rounded hips).

    ps. I have a red satin lace-up bustier (corset for the uninitiated) in which I look quite hippish (no, not hippy, or hepcat, but hippish or rounded hipped). Also rather big-bustish in it. These garments have their appeal for non-public or burlesque-dancing girls-only wearing. You can’t breathe, but so what?

  115. Gab

    Ever had one of those days when you find yourself stuck with a song in your head, not knowing how it got there but it was there before you even realised its presence? I had that today, only when I got rid of one, I found myself with another a bit later, whizzing around in my head unbidden. And why oh why (Who Wrote) the Book of Love and now it’s the Lonely Goatherd (Sound of Music, of all things!). Fleeced can empathise.
    I have a weird mind.

  116. blogstrop

    Now if somebody already in parliament was to self-identify as aboriginal, the claim that Nova was to be the first would be, er … scotched.
    And nobody could object.

  117. Poor Old Rafe

    You think you have a weird mind?

    Cheer up Gab, start worrying when the jingle stuck in your head is

    “We are Woolworth’s the Fresh Food People
    Bringing lower prices to you”.

    (help!)

  118. Gab

    Am all cheered up after that, Rafe! Poor you.

    (help!)

    How about this then?

  119. kae

    The Coles song drives me nuts.

    Tah-dah!

  120. Carpe Jugulum

    So she is a health professional now? None of that in her Bio.

    It’s the vibe.

  121. C.L.

    But wrong in saying the courier mail was referred to the police for being critical of the mother.

    I didn’t say the Courier Mail was referred to the police for being critical of the mother. I wrote:

    Extraordinary privileges and indulgence were afforded to the women behind the unlawful kidnapping of the four sisters. If they were men, they’d be doing hard time in the Big House. It was a shocking look for the Family ‘Court’ whose Chief Justice (a woman, natch) was the one who referred the Courier to the police. I can understand why she and the sisterhood resented the attention of a (formerly) free press.

  122. Tracey

    Thanks for planting the effing supermarket jingles in my head people. I now have to mourn, again, the tragedy of what Status Quo are now reduced to.

  123. ella

    I have a red lace satin bustier…in which I look quite hippish…Also rather big bustish…

    Lizzie, have you forgotten that testosterone responds to visual stimulation.

  124. Tom

    why oh why (Who Wrote) the Book of Love and now it’s the Lonely Goatherd (Sound of Music, of all things!).

    You should be so lucky and impervious to the modern junk on the radio. They’re classics!

  125. Aliice

    Poor old Rafe
    we are the fresh food people bringing old lettuces to you.
    I hate that but its eminently suitable for singing mindless songs in your brain
    I feel like chicken tonight.

  126. C.L.

    …not everyone is quite so fetishistic as CL about totally globular bottomses and massively rounded hips.

    I don’t have any ‘fetishes,’ particularly.

    I like women who look like women. They may be petite or they may be more full-figured. Natural is what I like – and it’s the natural elegance of the 1950s that has been lost by many women today.

  127. stackja

    Check out the fashions. The lady at the piano was having fun.

  128. Jarrah

    “Why did women in the 50′s always look so fresh and wholesome, compared to the thin and artificial looks girls go for today?”

    Different cultural expectations.

  129. Septimus

    in which I look quite hippish

    Pickles, don’t mention bloomers ;)

  130. Tom

    In Melbourne, we have an advertising troll who voices his own radio ads. Guy’s an egomaniac who sets out to annoy people with a whiny, rasping, shouty voice. Shop’s called National Tiles. He is a rolled-gold arsehole and causes me to abandon my favorite commercial stations with the infrared remote. Almost as annoying as that troll who’s no longer here. I’d like to firebomb his shop.

  131. Gab

    lol “fashion”- is that what they called it back then, Stackja? Thanks for the clip, btw.

  132. Tom

    Welcome back to the cesspool, Jazzabelle. Couldn’t stay away even though we’re beneath you?

  133. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    If they were men, they’d be doing hard time in the Big House.

    True. All care and attention for women, special Women’s Rooms and Legal Aid, with tea and biccies laid on, but nothing for distressed men. The very floorplan tells them what they can expect.

    I am so glad my ex and I managed to keep out of this system. Best thing ever for our kids.

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Lizzie, have you forgotten that testosterone responds to visual stimulation.

    Ella, you’re kidding me, right?

  135. C.L.

    What a douchebag David Cameron is. He has “ruled out” an immediate referendum on Britain’s EU membership…

    …saying that the turmoil within the 17-nation zone which uses the euro single currency, of which Britain is not a member, meant that the broader European Union was heading for sweeping reforms which his government wanted to influence.

    Real reason: he hopes that five years will be sufficient to con enough voters to stay in the ludicrous and authoritarian organisation. But the people are not allowed to have their say now – because he says they can’t.

    And Barack Obama ‘insists’ that Britons stay in the EU, reports the New York Times:

    The United States has been unusually public in its insistence that Britain, a close ally, stay in the union.

  136. Pickles

    Septimus I know not of what you speak.

  137. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I don’t have any ‘fetishes,’ particularly.

    CL, I must have looked at that gif of Joanie from Mad Men that you linked for one too many repetitions. :)

    I think it was the camera angle. I’ve always been a fan of Joan.

    I’m with you on the women-being-women look. I like to eat. Which we are now about to do. Pork chops and buttered potatoes and broccoli. With a nourishing salad. Followed by blue cheese and halva. Yum yum.

  138. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “It would be really interesting to check the source of the money that hits the so called charity’s account .

    Unless I’m mistaken charities accounts are on the web. If this isn’t then you are very likely to find they’re licking up taxpayer dollars”

    JC – see Carpe Jugulum at 6:16pm:

    “A bit more on Nova Peris ‘charity’ consulting from 06/07 (i havn’t searched for more recent years);

    http://www.health.gov.au/internet/annrpt/publishing.nsf/Content/consultancy-services-3

    Now go down to Outcome 8 – Indiginous Health and you will find Nova Maree Peris has done quite well out of the tender process.

    Indigenous child health check roadshow $302,154

    Expert advice on Indigenous child health $34,845″

    Comrade Our Nova is “licking up taxpayer dollars”, no purer than the rest of ‘em. Sprinted past the finish line in the last race and ambled straight over to join the other pigs slurping at the taxpayer trough.

    Is there anyone from that lot who is not living well on the gummint?

    When lovely Nova fronted so readily for the cameras with Comrade The Lying Slapper I was suspicious about who was up who for the rent, right from the jump.

    I’ve been watching and wondering at this low grade high cost bullship since Comrade Gough the Great made Moss Cass minister back in ’73-ish and appointed hate filled aborigine racist Charlie Perkins aboriginal affairs departmental head. Not one of ‘em has a scintilla of honesty or credibility.

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Dinner accompanied by the B-Gees on ABC. Songs I like. HIA enthralled.

  140. C.L.

    Lazlo’s 5:38 pm link:

    EU officials hope to use Leveson’s proposals to ensure British press promotes ‘European values’.

    Bruno Waterfield, the Telegraph’s man in Brussels, has uncovered a truly shocking story. Apparently, a “high level” EU panel has recommended the creation of “independent media councils” in every EU member state with wide-ranging, draconian powers.

    “All EU countries should have independent media councils,” the panel concluded. “Media councils should have real enforcement powers, such as the imposition of fines, orders for printed or broadcast apologies, or removal of journalistic status.”

    But if you think that sounds bad, wait till you hear the marmalade-dropper. In the words of the panel: “The national media councils should follow a set of European-wide standards and be monitored by the Commission to ensure that they comply with European values.”

    Comply with European values? Lord help us.

    It never ceases to amaze me that an organisation putatively created to avert another European conflagration on fascistic lines becomes more and more fascist by the year. And David Cameron wonders why his countrymen want out.

  141. C.L.

    I like to eat.

    YAY.

    Men love women who like their food.

    I didn’t mean to sound doctrinal about women’s appearances, by the way, Lizzie. I’m very sympathetic to women and girls and the pressures they’re placed under by culture, media and – yes – men.

  142. Gab

    Beautiful glowing buttermilk-coloured moon out tonight. Have a look and give Neil Armstrong a wink.
    ———————

    We now resume out normal transmission.

  143. Aliice

    CL on

    the natural elegance of the women of the 1950s?

    You mean like this – more like the reality? (curlers – so very 1950s)

    http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/hair%20rollers

  144. .

    In Melbourne, we have an advertising troll who voices his own radio ads. Guy’s an egomaniac who sets out to annoy people with a whiny, rasping, shouty voice. Shop’s called National Tiles. He is a rolled-gold arsehole and causes me to abandon my favorite commercial stations with the infrared remote. Almost as annoying as that troll who’s no longer here. I’d like to firebomb his shop.

    FRANK Waaaalker heeeere from

    Naational tiiiiiiiiilesssssss….

  145. Gab

    You left out the Helllllllloooooooo, Dot.

  146. Pickles

    Frank Walker has come a long way since Virginia Purger. Or was it Perger.

  147. Rousie

    Now if somebody already in parliament was to self-identify as aboriginal, the claim that Nova was to be the first would be, er …

    How delicious if Crossin announced at a presser that she now identified as aboriginal. She could really skewer the whole industry in one go

  148. Tracey

    “Men love women who like their food.”

    On behalf of women everywhere C.L., bless you.

  149. Carpe Jugulum

    Beautiful glowing buttermilk-coloured moon out tonight

    It’s a brilliant white half-moon here, look to your left and there is a single bright star.

    _________________________________

    As you were, double away smartly.

  150. kae

    I love food, I love to eat.

    Unfortunately I love it all too much.

    I’ll be following IT down the rabbit hole as soon as I get my won’t-power built up.

  151. Pickles

    It’s the monsoon Carpe. They’re a little bit restless. Flighty even.

  152. Myrddin Seren

    CL

    For a lot more on the question of Britain and the EU, I recommend Richard North’s

    http://eureferendum.com/

    North literally wrote the book on the subject with Christopher Booker, and is plainly no EUrophile.

    In fact, I would say he is getting very acerbic in his blogging.

    But he knows the traps, and a straight immediate in/out referendum would be doomed to fail, in his opinion.

    Not that the political elites would necessarily follow his advice, given the enthusiasm they seem to show for being merely the local satraps in the Greater Europe.

    There is a path out, but it ain’t no cakewalk.

  153. Carpe Jugulum

    They’re a little bit restless. Flighty even.

    lol

  154. Tom

    How delicious if Crossin announced at a presser that she now identified as aboriginal.

    You know it’s so right, Trish. History and Monty Python demand that you reunite with your relatives in Yuedumu. 2013 is crying out for a signature Gillard government satire as we await Misogynist Queen Slippery’s by-election grenade.

  155. Carpe Jugulum

    Some interesting trivia, Sapporo skifields are getting a metre of powdered global warming every night.

    One of the best ski seasons ever.

  156. JC

    JC – see Carpe Jugulum at 6:16pm:

    Thanks Mick. Shoulda looked up thread. So my suspicions were correct. Just follow the money.

  157. JC

    In Melbourne, we have an advertising troll who voices his own radio ads. Guy’s an egomaniac who sets out to annoy people with a whiny, rasping, shouty voice. Shop’s called National Tiles.

    I seriously want to kill him. Not painlessly either.

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    HIA being hilarious about sign language.

    Why are dey having dis person waving their hands around? Who’s listening? I’ve never spoken to a deaf person. Well, I did once, but dey didn’t hear me. Dey rely on lip-reading anyway.

    I am not sure that you are right about that, I demur.

    No, neither am I darlin’, he agrees and goes off to get a beer chaser for the dinner wine.

    I turn this ‘comedy’ show off; too boring. Reach for the Cat.

  159. Myrddin Seren

    Lizzie

    What sort of beer does your SIO ( Significant Irish Other ) have as a chaser ?

  160. Fleeced

    Fleeced can empathise.

    Try this… then again, probably better you don’t.

  161. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Frank Walker has come a long way since Virginia …”

    It was Perger Pickles, ‘n Tom, ‘n Richo, ‘n a lady Marrickville Council alderman’s coupla black eyes ‘n Busybody Baldwin’s well deserved bent face. There was South Sydney mayor Bill Hartup (I played league with his son, or nephew – don’t remember which) missing branch membership records, burn downs, beating ups, blokes in balaclavas – the whole shooting match. Famous days, 30 odd years back.

    There was also, of course, Tom’s boat, ‘n Virginia, ‘n Richo, ‘n other blokes, ‘n photos.

    Frank was from the Left, I didn’t like him. He’s dead.

  162. dd

    what happened to sfb, SteveC, numbers, etc? Malleted? or just on summer break?

  163. Gab

    Thanks, Fleeced. Hope you’re convalescing well, full steam ahead, so to speak :)

  164. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Thanks Mick. … So my suspicions were correct. Just follow the money.”

    First port of call when you’re not sure about something iffy JC. You know that.

  165. Fleeced

    Found I can focus on playing Civ for a few hours at a time, so I guess my mind is better… If only I could do something about this Civ addiction.

  166. C.L.

    Speaking of animated gifs – another favourite… One that encapsulates this site’s attitude to the endlessly catastrophic Gillard years.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/CurrencyLad/eatingpopcornrc6.gif

  167. Myrddin Seren

    Uhhh Mick

    That sounds like a LOT of history you are carrying there ( typing as a denizen of Sin City ).

    Any time you want to expand on this stuff – most interested.

    Here’s a name I spit out with venom for you – Neville Wran.

  168. Pickles

    At least he didn’t get Needy to drown her in Moore park.

  169. C.L.

    Hey, Fleeced. Always good to see you.

    You should have some tips for Gab’s music hook enstuckening.

  170. dd

    If only I could do something about this Civ addiction.

    Cold turkey.

    Once you’ve got Civ in your bloodstream you need a serious detox. Or you’ll end up doing this.

  171. Myrddin Seren

    Fleeced

    Found I can focus on playing Civ for a few hours at a time, so I guess my mind is better…

    great news – very therapeutic and hopefully the family will be supportive.

    If only I could do something about this Civ addiction.

    Never – we are the only ones prepared since the day the poindexters started to teach Skynet to play Civ !!

  172. Gab

    enstuckening

    What? ‘Unstuckening’ surely.

  173. Fleeced

    You should have some tips for Gab’s music hook enstuckening.

    The worst case I had was the Kate Bush one I linked to earlier… I believe it was AC/DC wot finally blasted it out of my head – thanks kindly to your own advice.

  174. Gab

    If only I could do something about this Civ addiction.

    Just remember this dude:

    10-year-long video game creates ‘hellish nightmare’ world

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    When it comes to beer chasers, during Silly Irish Oaf moments, Myrddin, it’s whatever is to hand in the fridge. He’s having a Tassie phase at present, so it’s Cascade or Boags, but VB is the standby, with Coopers as the general preference. Guiness when homesick. His mate’s homebrew when desperate or beyond care. Kava on South Pacific Lager when in Fiji. Sake on Sapporo (‘a crude Northern beer’) but prefers Asahi or Kerin in Japan. Tsin-dhao in China.

    He is thinking that dese people on that site of yours Lizzie are good guys with proper interests.

    I just asked him what he drank in Turkey. He can’t remember (now tells me it is Efis – ‘a bit dull’), but has gone off to hunt for a postcard of a Muslim guy holding a beer with the strap line “my favourite beer”, so that I may enjoy the moment too.

    He’s back now and on the net checking up beers of the world as tonight’s project.

    Look at dis Lizze, dat’s a nice can, he enthuses about the Asahi design.

  176. Septimus

    Septimus I know not of what you speak

    Pickles … ’nuff said.

  177. Fleeced

    I must say, as absurd as it looks, I’m looking forward to seeing this show.

  178. dd

    Gab,

    Just remember this dude:

    snap, at 10.05.

  179. Septimus

    Ne-Yo’s R.E.D. (Deluxe Edition) is tonight’s opening music salvo.

  180. Gab

    You’re too fast and flashy for me, DD.

    :)

  181. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “At least he didn’t get Needy to drown her in Moore park.”

    Heh, heh – we all knew the spot over in Centennial Park, across Lang Road from the Showground Pickles.

    Sally Anne felt the size 10s on her neck when she got too gobby about who she was going to tell about what she knew, and started to. That was some time after that dope Lanfranchi, her boyfriend/pimp, got what was coming to him.

    Neddy’s familiar places were Alexandria, a bit of Erko and Redfern – the Souths Juniors area, where the money got washed. Tom kept his distance in Marrickville, Enmore and through to Balmain. He was just as menacing, more disciplined and very, very good at what he did for a job.

  182. Infidel Tiger

    The western world is in terrific shape.

    As is well known round these parts, universities nowadays are no friends of free speech, honest inquiry and vigorous debate. So I was pleasantly surprised to hear that students at Ottawa’s Carleton University had installed a “free speech wall”. I was less surprised by what happened a few hours later:

    By Tuesday morning the wall was gone, destroyed in an act of “forceful resistance,” by seventh-year human rights student Arun Smith.

  183. Tom

    The western world is in terrific shape.

    I was just thinking the same thing:

    The West has now reached the point where total private and public debt, together with unfunded government liabilities, can never be repaid by an ageing demographic. One day even debt servicing will be an issue. With fewer taxpayers and lenders, the ability to take from the future to provide for the present will end. This is when we see the final collapse of the great international governmental Ponzi scheme.

    Already in Europe, where lenders and taxpayers in the peripheral countries have either fled or are bankrupt, economies are surviving on the grace and favour of others. In America, we see the future with 11 states having more people on welfare than they have in work. The employee pension fund for the state of Illinois is $US95 billion in deficit and growing at $US17 million a day.

    And central banks that became the last resort for empty treasuries now find their own balance sheets stretched, their liabilities too short and their asset quality increasingly suspect. For all their intervention, other than to defer the evil day and encourage speculation in assets, quantitative easing has done nothing for economic activity. Indeed, the Fed has recently lowered its growth forecasts.

    What has differentiated Australia is that the Hawke-Keating and Howard-Costello governments largely eschewed the public policy excesses of the major economies. This changed in 2007 and Australia is now in the process of establishing its own Ponzi scheme.

  184. Chris

    I didn’t say the Courier Mail was referred to the police for being critical of the mother. I wrote:

    You first wrote:

    Roxon orders charges against newspaper for accurately and helpfully reporting story of woman’s criminal behaviour:

    Which makes it appear as if it was a political decision to charge the newspaper. Which really is very misleading since she didn’t order any charges (does she even have that power?), and she just referred on a referral from the head of the family court to the AFP for them to investigate.

  185. In Melbourne, we have an advertising troll who voices his own radio ads

    So a protege’ of Gerry Harvey. Well it works so why not do it. I am sure if I become a retailer one day I will put out annoying ads, people remember.

  186. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Any time you want to expand on this stuff – most interested.

    Here’s a name I spit out with venom for you – Neville Wran.”

    I rated Nifty highly Myrddin Seren. He wasn’t from (my favoured) predominantly Irish Catholic Right but he set up a formidable executive with Charlie Ferguson (Mar’n's father) as deputy and departmental head Gerry Gleeson and he ran an effective show for a long time. Many of his ministers were very good at what they did and he was the right leader at the right time for NSW.

    My great disappointment was his not taking on the Griffith mafia (in hindsight he couldn’t have succeeded) and the manner in which those mongrel opportunists of Four Corners pursued him over minor matters.

  187. C.L.

    Which makes it appear as if it was a political decision to charge the newspaper.

    What I wrote:

    Um, the woman’s grandmother – described by the Family ‘Court’ judge as behaviourally “extremely inappropriate and bizarre” – was unlawfully at large with her great-grandchildren – this was a missing persons case, in other words. This wasn’t a court-room “challenge” to the court’s orders. The newspaper was justified in pursuing this separate story (pictures included) – involving, as it did, the apprehension of what was, in effect, a kidnapped family.

    The CM was not reporting matters pertaining to the Family Court case proper. They were reporting on an abduction. I don’t care what the paper’s stance was; they were entitled to report on it. And given the children were officially missing, they were entitled to run photographs and names as well.

  188. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Which makes it appear as if it was a political decision to charge the newspaper. Which really is very misleading …”

    Bullship Chris – walking, talking, deliberate bullship! You were at it hours ago and got belted to leg and now you’re trying it on again.

    You’re not a case of “Wake up ya nong!” – you’re a definite “Why don’t you pack up your Party running sheet Comrade and pith off! Labor doesn’t do late night penalty rates, or didn’t they let you know about that bit?”

  189. JC

    Hey Tom…

    This is the fucking arsehole polluting our airwaves.

    Since 1979, National Tiles has been providing the guaranteed lowest priced quality tiles in Australia. We regularly visit the world’s best manufacturers to bring together the finest in quality and value that the ceramic tile and laminate timber flooring industries have to offer.

    We provide quality products at unbeatable prices.
    Latest colours and styles.
    Our ranges come with a ten year guarantee.
    A full range of accessories: adhesives, glues, grouts, tools, trims, knee pads, etc.
    Over $14,000,000 worth of stock ready for door to door delivery.

    We value our customers and welcome any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you bring your new home or renovation project to life.

    Frank Walker
    Managing Director.

    Here’s the ad.. every time I get into the car. The fucking prick has caused me to listen to ABC news. That’s how bad he is.

    Here’s the ad.

    If this prick isn’t national, as he asserts, we should report him to the ACCC for lying.

    I’ve had enough and so have you by the sounds of things.

  190. Gab

    every time I get into the car. The fucking prick has caused me to listen to ABC news.

    HAHAHAHA! That’s exactly what I do!

  191. JC

    Gab

    I’m not kidding, given the chance I would wring his neck.

  192. Chris

    The CM was not reporting matters pertaining to the Family Court case proper. They were reporting on an abduction. I don’t care what the paper’s stance was; they were entitled to report on it. And given the children were officially missing, they were entitled to run photographs and names as well.

    Well the court will eventually decide that – that is what the AFP has been investigating. From what I’ve seen of reporting of other cases of parental abductions of their children (they do treat them different from other abductions) the family court has to give approval for their names/faces to be published before newspapers are allowed to do so. The parent wanting to retrieve the child is required to get a publication order:

    http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/FLC/Home/Children's+Matters/Recovery+orders/

  193. JC

    Lol… you can even get Frank Walker from national tiles ring tones.

    Everyone hates the prick.

  194. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    might change that to my new moniker for a little while.

    JC

  195. Jc

    might change that to my new moniker for a little while.

  196. Gab

    JC, had a lovely long chat with his daughter on a plane trip from Perth. She was very pleasant company.

  197. Jc

    JC, had a lovely long chat with his daughter on a plane trip from Perth. She was very pleasant company.

    If you ever see her again Gab, tell her there’s a posse after her dad wand we want to wring his neck. Slowly.

  198. JamesK

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER is NOT convinced yet that the US is centre-left:

    I think your theory, and there are two, is that we get the government we deserve, that Obama reflects a change in sort of the political ideology of the country. As the country has become more dependent — more people receiving the benefits of government — that there is a lot more people who want to suck on the teat of the state, if I can say that on your show, give a little spice to it. And that’s one theory, it’s certainly true of Europe, and that is where we are headed. The question you are asking, I think, is are we there?

    I don’t think that the 2012 elections is a definitive test of your proposition. And the reason is Obama did not have a opponent who presented a coherent and strong argument for let’s say the Reaganite perspective of smaller government, less taxes, less dependency. You know, Romney was a good man but he basically ran on the economy, lousy economy, we need a new CEO in washington. It didn’t work. I think we will get a good test of this in 2016.

    We’re going to have the four years of Obama’s hyper-liberalism, the kind of stuff he elucidated and enunciated yesterday in the inaugural address. And I would say that if our ideology, conservative, small government ideology is correct, it will leave a mess behind.

    But we will also need as conservatives, Republicans if you like, a standard bearer in 2016 who can make the case. And there is not a dearth of them. We have a very strong bench. We’ve got Ryan, we’ve got Rubio, we’ve got the Governors, there is a whole young generation of conservatives who can make the case. That will be the test. Although, I will say that if liberals keep winning elections, then your theory of a fundamental change in the change of the electorate and the sense of dependency at which point it becomes a point of no return would be right. I’m just saying we don’t know and history will tell us rather soon.

    ###

    KRAUTHAMMER: You are saying why would they elect the guy who is the engineer of Obamacare? Because the alternative is the guy who did RomeyCare. [H]e never offered a strong conservative alternative. If you had run a Reagan, who I admit is exceptional in his charisma and be able to explain things. But Reagan would have won. Those were [the] conditions that Republicans lost the election, and they lost it because they couldn’t make the case. The case is there to be made. And they need a candidate who will make it. I think the country would respond.

  199. Jc

    I’m not buying it anymore James. This election was pretty clear. You had an unrepentant socialist with socialist policies and an okay GOP candidate who actually was pretty conservative. The voters went for the socialist turkey. You need a crisis before we see another GOPer.

    2016 was actually 2012. It already happened. The only way for the GOP to win is to send in another big government conservative like Bush who will fuck it up even more for the small government right.

  200. Lazlo

    Tom kept his distance in Marrickville, Enmore and through to Balmain. He was just as menacing, more disciplined and very, very good at what he did for a job.

    Probably working for Danny Casey – Balmain Welding.

    Remember Peter Crawford and Graham Watson?

  201. Jc

    Green technology takes another kick in the balls. There’s always something good that comes out of something bad.

    When Federal Aviation Administration officials grounded Boeing’s fleet of 787 Dreamliner commercial jets last week due to unexplained battery fires, one of President Obama’s favorite green energy technologies got another black eye.

    Technologists and safety experts had long warned of problems with the lithium ion battery when in 2009 the president began betting billions of tax dollars that it should be the green power of choice for cars, trucks, and even aircraft.

  202. Fisky

    No, the US electorate voted for da equality. There are too many redistributionist zombies in that country now.

  203. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “… Danny Casey – Balmain Welding.

    Remember Peter Crawford and Graham Watson?”

    Danny was a powerful figure – he had an specially close friendship with Richo. Woodward J tried to get him and failed. There were all sorts of stories about Balmain Welding to which I would have to put my mind to recall – Wings(?) Trael, Father O’Dwyer and such.

    When mentioning Domican earlier I omitted to note that Neddy Smith didn’t spend a lot of time out of the slammer in the ’70s and spent most of the ’80s fighting off a proposed return trip. In any event he and Tom dealt in unconnected businesses.

    You’ve shortened me up for the moment with Crawford and Watson??? Perhaps I should apply a fresh mind tomorrow.

  204. Steve D

    The Blind, The Blind, The Blind, The Blind, The Blind Factory… :-P

  205. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “I’m not buying it anymore James. This election was pretty clear. … 2016 was actually 2012.”

    I tend more to your view JC than to Krauthammer’s, as much as I respect his prescience.

    The GOP will not be able to determine a winning strategy in the available time, and stick to it as one; Teh Wun’s handlers installed the worker bees and queen bees in all the vital bureaucratic hives during the past four years; and the whole joint is about to get wholly distracted by basic financial survival as the poor economic trends creep more south.

    Hilary is not a chance in 2016 but another Democrat journeyman with a nice smile will emerge to continue their excellent demolition job.

    Who knows, they may source someone from Chato’s Land so they can weep tears of delight that they’ve put another stupid historical guilt complex right.

  206. JamesK

    I was of your view JC which is why the election was devastatingly bad.

    In fact I was depressed before the election as it became clear it would be close even though I thought Romney would still win.

    But Krauthammer is right: Romney ran on the economy rather than against an immoral ideology.

  207. Jc

    Perhaps James. Canada was blue for years and then went Red, or at least their version.

    However I’m pessimistic about the chances of the US turning around so quickly though.

    Look, the good side of things is that 10 million less people voted for the socialist Kenyan. But 2 million less voted for Romney than they did for McCain although McCain was also pretty useless.

    But I can’t see the marginal states except perhaps Flordia going for a GOPer.

  208. Cold-Hands

    So whose face are you displaying today, Gab? Cheeky and vivacious but before my time…

  209. However I’m pessimistic about the chances of the US turning around so quickly though.

    They need to hit rock bottom first.

  210. Gab

    Cheeky and vivacious Yes, you could certainly call her that. Spot on, Cold-hands!

  211. C.L.

    Bettina Arndt thinks that university-’educated’ women are now victims because there aren’t enough university-’educated’ men available on the dating market. She also condemns “promiscuous” young single men taking advantage of online dating and desperate women. That’s behaving “badly.” But young women aren’t promiscuous or behaving badly. Oh no. That’s different. That’s “fun.”

    The dating crisis for successful women in their 30s is real, a consequence of delaying the decision to settle down after devoting their 20s to education, establishing their careers and having fun. After a decade of dating, these high-flying women find themselves trying to attract a shrinking pool of men, many of whom fish outside their own pond, choosing younger and sometimes less-educated women.

    Now meet Jacob – promiscuous and bad, according to Arndt:

    Slater’s story features Jacob, a feckless, 30-something philanderer who finds himself in clover, with pretty, ambitious women lining up online to meet him. Jacob is currently juggling both a paralegal and a lawyer from the same firm, a naturopath, a pharmacist and a chef – having recently ended a two-year-old relationship with a 22-year-old.

  212. Jc

    There ought to be laws against against men like Jacob. The Men Behaving Badly Act.

    I wouldn’t put it past the Lying Slapper, Von Roxon and the very stupid Plibersek. Not for a minute.

  213. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “Remember Peter Crawford and Graham Watson?”

    Crawford’s name was vaguely familiar and now the penny has dropped, Lazlo. They were both of the Left and of little import to me.

    Crawford was a local alderman who got done by Dawn Fraser running as an Independent in the ’88 State election, supported by the ABC and film industry luvvies living in Birchgrove who at that time needed a puppet to run interference on the plans of evil oil companies to have redundant terminals rezoned for housing (including my evil oil company).

    I had to endure “negotiating” with truly dopey Dawn and got to enjoy the circus that was Leichhardt Council (mad Jean, Issy and the inscrutable Nick Origlass). Now there was a 10 year project which went bloody nowhere for no good reason, through the sheer bastardry of the council, the State and its planning public servants. The loony bin up at Callan Park also got caught up in that rezoning war, and Wooloomooloo Finger Wharf where NZ’s Russell Rabbitoh now lives sometimes.

    I remember Thompson profited from a favourable sentence by a friendly judge (good behaviour for car pinching) and got to stay on Marrickville Council – not a lot has changed! Both Leichhardt and Marrickville swung violently left in the mid-late ’80s, much to the displeasure of Richo’s Sussex Street.

  214. C.L.

    Arndt really is cluelessly behind the times. Living back in the 70s when going to university was, like, the holy of holies. There are fewer men going to university now but there are FIFO-loads with trades and apprenticeships – and plenty of money. But to Bettina’s generation, no grease monkeys need apply.

  215. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “There ought to be laws against against men like Jacob. The Men Behaving Badly Act.

    I wouldn’t put it past the Lying Slapper, Von Roxon and the very stupid Plibersek. Not for a minute.”

    Give ‘em time, give ‘em time – they’ve been preoccupied recently getting the Invasion Day announcements sorted for Comrade Our Nova, and for the Young Darkish Australian of the Year, Jessica Mauboy (also from Darwin, targeting the same vote).

  216. C.L.

    That’s the way ya do it:

    AP: Bloomberg soda ban RACIST.

  217. Cold-Hands

    Yes, you could certainly call her that.
    I didn’t recognise her without her trademark fruity headdress.

  218. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “AP: Bloomberg soda ban RACIST.”

    … for the reason that a certain type of American is over-represented in not just one statistical measure (jailed-ness) but two statistical measures – fatness!

    Of course the gummint has now taken responsibility to the extent that it could be sued for not exercising its undoubted, undeniable duty of care to prevent fatness. … amongst society’s most vulnerable.

    This of course collides with the fundamental human right (™Jemimah Khan) to “freedom of choice in low-income communities.”

    This is Premium Grade, thigh slapping amusing!

  219. Tom

    That went well — and it’s got another week to run, culminating in a vote by the ALP national executive (which she fomented) on Gillard’s leadership:

    “I’m going to encourage as many branch members in the Territory who would want to nominate for this seat to do so as we did back in December when we opened nominations,” Senator Crossin said.

    Earlier, vocal Left Senator Doug Cameron attacked the decision, accusing Ms Gillard of a “pretty brutal exercise of political power . . . I think simply a night of the long knives against a senator who has given the party a long-term commitment, a very effective commitment, is not a good message,” Senator Cameron told ABC radio.

    If the party wanted an Aboriginal member of parliament it should have selected one democratically rather than “parachuting people in and saying that soothes our conscience in terms of Aboriginal representation . . . It’s a short-term fix that belies a deeper problem”.

    Former Labor deputy leader of the Northern Territory, Syd Stirling, said Ms Gillard’s move showed “breathtaking arrogance”.

    Branch president of the ALP in Alice Springs, Rowan Foley, said he was “gutted” by the move. Mr Foley, an indigenous candidate for Labor at the Territory election last August, said the Prime Minister’s intervention was a “setback” for Labor in the Territory.

    He said there were indigenous candidates in other states and questioned why a safe House of Representatives seat could not be found for NSW deputy opposition leader Linda Burney.

    Aboriginal sovereignty campaigner Michael Anderson condemned the choice of Ms Peris, saying she had not been involved in major political processes. “I do not have confidence in her ability to stand up for and fight the hard fight that is coming our way,” the founder of the tent embassy in Canberra said.

    Pickering thinks there’s a definite chance Gillard will be rolled.

  220. Entropy

    It’s all theatre, Tom. When the national executive goes to raise their hands, the will all vote to avoid a disaster for TLS. So the next ALP senator for the NT will be Nova Peris Kneebone, the next Cheryl Kernot of Australian politics.

  221. Rabz

    Speaking of lying slappers:

    Whether it’s because of a protest or whether a village person out for a walk decided to go kill some Americans, what difference at this point does it make?

    Absolutely fucking disgraceful. These slimy idiots have not a skerrick of shame and as a result, unfortunately, there is zero chance of them dying of it.

  222. Keith

    Looks like the cops are closing in on Gillard.
    Mark Baker (Age editor) posts a helpful update.

    Mr Blewitt returned to Melbourne from his home in Malaysia this week with further documents relating to what he describes as ”a major fraud” involving hundreds of thousands of dollars taken from the AWU Workplace Reform Association – some of it used to buy the Fitzroy house.

  223. Dan

    More on the financials of Peris Enterprises Pty Ltd

    2007 was boomin for business.

    I don’t get how a treaty ambassador is suddenly qualified to be giving out medical advice.

  224. Dan

    I’d sell my soul for this kinda cash for six months work

    Contract Period 26-Apr-2007 to 19-Oct-2007
    Contract Value (AUD) $708,011.70

  225. Pickles

    She came to do good. And did very well indeed.

  226. Tom

    This is the story in the AFR today:

    Satire, commentary and historical generalisations such as accusing the Ottoman Empire of genocide could become illegal under the federal government’s plan to toughen anti-discrimination laws, according to media companies and lawyers.

    But this is the real but otherwise unexplained story (behind the paywall):

    Fairfax, which owns the AFR, faced the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal after Italian-Australians were offended by the cartoon (portraying Italy as “Berlusconia”)”.

    Who are these Eurofascists in our midst?

  227. Jc

    Earlier, vocal Left Senator Doug Cameron attacked the decision, accusing Ms Gillard of a “pretty brutal exercise of political power . . . I think simply a night of the long knives against a senator who has given the party a long-term commitment, a very effective commitment, is not a good message,” Senator Cameron told ABC radio.

    The stupid slapper has absolutely no ethics, delicacy nor does she even learn from previous problems she caused.

    Has the fucking idiot stopped to think that knifing this senator in the back will remind people of the way she knifed Rudd?

    She really is human garbage.

  228. Jc

    ….faced the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal after Italian-Australians were offended by the cartoon (portraying Italy as “Berlusconia”)”.

    Are you kidding me? People were offended by the bunga bunga parties? How precious can you possibly get?

  229. kae

    Peris says Bolt racist.

    I suppose it’s lucky he’s not being accused of misogyny.

  230. Septimus

    Wow. But a dog would do that too I think. Ours would.

    Jc, thanks for that link. Dolphins are pretty amazing animals. There are active pods in Port Stephens and Jervis Bay in NSW. We have heard their clicking sounds very clearly while diving in both locations but have not been lucky enough to have an underwater encounter with them.

  231. Keith

    Earlier, vocal Left Senator Doug Cameron attacked the decision,

    Dougie is probably feeling a bit of an itch between the shoulder blades. He supported Rudd too.
    Basically every liarsparty member is now on notice. The “Captain’s” caprice could fall on any of them, for whatever reason. The dictator emerges. If a sitting Senator can be removed, then it could happen to anyone, simply on Gillard’s sayso.

  232. Tom

    If a sitting Senator can be removed, then it could happen to anyone, simply on Gillard’s sayso.

    And everyone in the party has another five days to think about that before the national executive votes. Forecasts that an electorally poisonous fuckup of a leader who’s as thick as a brick will get unanimous support are premature. Popcorn.

  233. Mike of Marion

    I suppose behavioural patterns similar to Stalin’s modus operandi are OK for the TLS.

    Mike

  234. Pickles

    The National Exec have a clear choice. Either chuck the poo pie she has dished up straight back at her, or say pass the sauce.

  235. Rabz

    Who are these Eurofascists in our midst?

    They could simply be colourful mischief makers, Tom.

    God knows, I find fauxfacts pretty fucking offensive…

  236. H B Bear

    In an entirely unexpected turn of events Fauxfacts can’t let Australia Day pass without donning the black armband and engaging in some hand wringing. Let’s leave the last word to John Pilger,

    ”No country since apartheid South Africa has been more condemned by the UN for its racism than Australia.”

    That was a surprise.

  237. H B Bear

    You don’t end up on the Labor National Executive unless you do as you are told, usually by Big Bill Ludwig.

  238. Mike of Marion

    I sincerely hope that Tony Abbott and TLS are not in the same city this coming Saturday. Better still AbbottAbbottAbbott should release a Press Statement that he will be in Perth and then never leave home on Saturday!!

  239. Rabz

    Electoral Commissioner, Ed Killesteyn said enrolling to vote was an important part of participating in a healthy democracy and it was a continuing concern that at the start of this election year over 1.5 million eligible electors are currently not enrolled.

    What’s the bet the vast majority of these mysterious “1.5 million eligible electors” are seen as potential labore voters?

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