Q&A forum: February 24, 2014

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316 Responses to Q&A forum: February 24, 2014

  1. Docket62

    Coping mechanisms? FMD. We all cope with stuff, all our lives! I’ve had PTSS, and managed to not kill myself, as have many many people I know. That bloke (sic) that’s complaining about depression after just leaving school is beyond belief. Grow some lad, and get a job for gods sake!

  2. Megan

    Depression seems quite trendy now. If I continue watching this shit I might even get it myself.

    I believe this is a very real possibility.

  3. Cold-Hands

    The Brigadier speaks out in favour of personal responsibility. Brava!

  4. CatAttack

    Snowcone. She’s not stupid.

  5. danzig_misfit

    So help? Are you self interested? Did you need to come on TV?

  6. Andrew

    Brigadier shuts down Snowcone!

  7. OzGrandPooba

    nailed to the mast by the iron lady…

  8. Helen

    150 year of Gettysburg address. Your returned services seem to disappear here.

  9. Tracey

    Helen made an excellent point re the importance of a good urologist if dealing with Middle Eastern girls subjected to having their clitorises removed in cold blood.

  10. goatjam

    Oh, dear.

    Twit: 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness.

    Apparently.

    That would be mostly women who cannot come to terms with why Feminism has not enabled them to “have it all” along with the remaining men who have not taken the “red pill” and cannot understand why they are hated so vehemently.

  11. Tracey

    ..or vaginas stitched closed, also in cold blood.

  12. Mike of Marion

    The Yank is very good

  13. Gab

    personal responsibility

    Hope the Brigadier General patiently explained the meaning of the concept to the leftarded audience.

  14. Infidel Tiger

    Twit: 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness.

    ALP’s primary vote explained.

  15. danzig_misfit

    Where do they find these dumb lefty women?

  16. Turtle of WA

    Cornum shut snowcone down: fringe festival – you lefties aren’t so understated.

  17. Megan

    Mocked. Clive has mocked. Shocking.

  18. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Danzig step outside your door, but what where you’re going. You might trip over one. They’re everywhere!

  19. Megan

    Should be a word limit on questions. Starting this minute.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Palmer just got stitched up like a vagina at a fringe festival knitting exhibition.

    Nice work lady!

  21. Menai Pete

    On the subject of mental illness … Clive is talking

  22. danzig_misfit

    Milk on half acre and my wife is from good stock

  23. Mike of Marion

    Palmer doesn’t like Rupert

  24. Helen

    Palmer says his words were reported by drunk employee, rubbish and not true, he has fucked himslef, she is credible questioner.

  25. Megan

    I get the sense that Clive is only vaguely acquainted with the truth. Might have caught a glimpse once on a dark night

  26. hzhousewife

    Can I vote for the Rhonda Cornum, somewhere, anywhere? Full of no nonsense common sense.

  27. Captain Queeg

    Does Clive still love Snowcone?

  28. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Good stuff, Danzig. :)

  29. Ed

    I’m not a fan of Clive Palmer but that was an appalling question.

  30. danzig_misfit

    Not the best guys, shut it down!!!!

  31. I am the Walrus, koo koo k'choo

    I can honestly say I have come within an inch of committing the big S on more than one occasion as a result of the rampant anti-male policies of our current feminazi friendly social structure and while I have a small amount of sympathy for Ms Dawson I somehow wonder how she would have coped if she was faced with the anti-male reality that is the modern western “family law” system that is endemic in most western societies today.

    +1,000.

    Onya goatjam.

  32. Helen

    Palmers final words – What is good for Australia.

    Not PUP.

  33. Infidel Tiger

    In the future Helen has to drunk blog everything.

    I like it!

  34. Ed

    Palmer says his words were reported by drunk employee, rubbish and not true, he has fucked himslef, she is credible questioner.

    How is she a credible questioner?
    Most of what she was saying was petty and nasty. So he made a smart-ass comment in private after a meet and greet with the public? Who fucking cares?

  35. Honesty

    I will chip in for a new keyboard for Helen I like her directness.

  36. Habib

    Late to the forum, I’ve been enjoying the wonders of the Warrego Highway again. This, I think, is like Murphy’s Road south of Baghdad, only traversable in armour, or overhead
    by armed recon.

  37. Turtle of WA

    Rhonda Cornum: at last someone sane in the field of mental health.

  38. Nanuestalker

    The Brigadier speaks out in favour of personal responsibility.

    She seemed completely bemused by the continious dependancy meme. Unfortunately we didn’t get to hear enough from her.

  39. Gab

    Yes Gab, mistress!

    What? You don’t like I encourage you to drink and blog more? Pity.

  40. egg_

    Oh Albo what can you do!!!!

    Ask not what your country… can do you.

  41. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Here’s the Brigadier.

    Describe the moment when they first realised they had a woman.

    …They realised I was a woman when they stood me up, and at that point I had my flak jacket on and my survival vest and my weapon, all that stuff, and they started taking all this stuff off. And they took off my helmet. And when I fly, I don’t wear pins and stuff in my hair, so that my hair stays up just because it’s in the helmet.

    So they took off my flight helmet, and all this long below shoulder length brown hair came out. And until then I’m sure they just thought I was a skinny guy. But… all of a sudden they realised, “Oh my goodness, this is a girl!”

    And … they … became a little louder. I don’t know what they said, but they were surprised to see me there.

    What happened next?

    And we had maybe a 30 minute ride in the dark, to Basra. I’m not even sure I knew it was Basra, except that I…knew basically where we were going on the mission. I knew that was the only city that was around. And … they took us to a prison there.

    And as you were bouncing around in that truck, how were you feeling?

    I was … just … trying to relax, and trying to … I don’t know, I was just wondering what was happening, I guess. And that was when it… and it was this last ride, to Basra, where I got molested.

    What happened?

    Well, I was… just leaning back on the seat, and all of a sudden, I feel this, this guy sitting next to me, who puts his hands on my face and starts to kiss me. I thought, “Well, how bizarre!”

    And… I never, I don’t know what I was thinking, but I really thought, “Surely he can do better!”

    I mean I’ve got … a cut above my eye that’s soaked with blood and … I’m sure I don’t smell very good. And I’m thinking, “How can he possibly want to do this?”

    …And then he … unzipped my flight suit and started fondling me. And I thought, “I can’t believe it!”

    But I really wasn’t … there was no way to fight, I couldn’t move anything anyway. I didn’t really want to make him real mad, I didn’t want to bite him. And so I did nothing. I just sat there.

    Except when he tried … to take me by the back of the head and put my head down in his lap, and I couldn’t because my arms didn’t move then. And that was excrutiating.

    And… I feel confident he knew he shouldn’t be doing what he was doing. Because every time I’d scream, he’d quit. So I think the idea was that the guys in the front of the truck weren’t supposed to know.

    Why did he stop, do you think? Was it simply because he didn’t realised how much pain you were in when you were screaming?

    No, I don’t… Well, I don’t know. I suspect that … it was more he didn’t want to get in trouble. I think if the other guys hadn’t been there, he probably wouldn’t have stopped either way. But I don’t know that. I mean … I don’t know.

    I just was amazed that he would want to do that … That was my first thought really. Just amazed.

    And that was really my biggest concern. I mean, a lot of people make a big deal about getting molested, and I’m … sure it’s a … it’s a big deal. …But in the heirarchy of things that were going wrong, that was pretty low on my list.

    Well next, he stopped, zipped my flight suit back up, … ’cause we were obviously getting to wherever it was we were going. And I was grateful that it had been a shorter trip than it could’ve been, I suppose…

    And hipster boy is sooking about high school?

    Far canal.

  42. goatjam

    “Onya goatjam.”

    Thanks Paul.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    Depression is serious stuff.
    However, I think there are people on the “sad spectrum” who could, in fact, just harden up a little and face the fact that life isn’t a fucking Disney movie.

  44. goatjam

    “Depression is serious stuff.
    However, I think there are people on the “sad spectrum” who could, in fact, just harden up a little and face the fact that life isn’t a fucking Disney movie.”

    Just out of interest, who are you referring to Leigh?

  45. danzig_misfit

    So called mate had. Choice and Bob brown, sntuary, today…

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Just out of interest, who are you referring to Leigh?

    No-one in particular.
    Just a general remark about the vast number of people who are suffering “depression”, quite often public figures who discover the malady immediately after being sprung doing something unacceptable/illegal.

  47. Cold-Hands

    Except when he tried … to take me by the back of the head and put my head down in his lap, and I couldn’t because my arms didn’t move then. And that was excruciating. And… I feel confident he knew he shouldn’t be doing what he was doing. Because every time I’d scream, he’d quit.

    It’s a wonder that she was still conscious and little wonder that she screamed when her arms were moved.

    When the helicopter was shot down on February 27, 1991, she suffered two broken arms, a broken finger, a gunshot wound in the back, and other injuries.

  48. Viva

    Briggs has got all the cut through of a chopstick. He’s the perfect ABC Liberal.

    Have to say I agree. He was sloppy and all over the shop.

  49. goatjam

    “quite often public figures who discover the malady immediately after being sprung doing something unacceptable/illegal.”

    Yes, that shits me to no end too. I can say from personal experience that being depressed does not preclude you from being able to ascertain the difference between right and wrong but it does indeed appear that in a multitude of high profile cases that that is now an acceptable excuse.

  50. Leigh Lowe

    Yes, that shits me to no end too. I can say from personal experience that being depressed does not preclude you from being able to ascertain the difference between right and wrong but it does indeed appear that in a multitude of high profile cases that that is now an acceptable excuse.

    My comment wasn’t directed at you, Goatjam.
    I interpreted your original post (perhaps incorrectly) that you were saying that suffering stress and injustice is not the same as depression.

  51. goatjam

    “I interpreted your original post (perhaps incorrectly) that you were saying that suffering stress and injustice is not the same as depression.”

    Fair enough. What I am saying is that suffering institutionalised injustice with no recourse can result in depression but that is not the same thing as being busted with your hand in the cookie jar and claiming “It’s not my fault I was depressed”, which as you implied, is just a cop-out for many people./

  52. Leigh Lowe

    …. being busted with your hand in the cookie jar and claiming “It’s not my fault I was depressed”, which as you implied, is just a cop-out for many people

    I know of two instances where legal-eagles have lined up a completely bullshit Dr Howlong diagnosis when the client has been done cold and is looking at jail.

  53. incoherent rambler

    .. face the fact that life isn’t a fucking Disney movie.

    You mean I have sell my “Vote 1 for Mickey Mouse” tee shirt? No way.

  54. goatjam

    “I know of two instances where legal-eagles have lined up a completely bullshit Dr Howlong diagnosis when the client has been done cold and is looking at jail.”

    I have absolutely no doubt that this is true. It’s like girls falsely claiming “rape”.

    It harms the men that are falsely accused as well as the the girls who are actually raped.

    Such is the world we live in.

  55. incoherent rambler

    Mickey is is real.

  56. delfino

    @Shelley: ‘Clive supporting Obama’s stimulus’. Maybe there is method in his madness Shelley. He had a bad week in court with the Chinese company Citec(?) Clive put on an application to claim they were insolvent, they were ready to go ‘bring it on’. Clive’s legal advisors backed a hasty retreat, and has agreed to pay costs. So maybe he is preparing to borrow some of Obama’s newly minted money.
    Loved the Brigadier lady, in that she was short sharp to the point, and didn’t want to involve herself in our politics.
    Someone commented that Briggs was all over the shop. In all honesty, its a hard gig for a lib. Did he draw the short straw. The questions are all over the place, he knew he would be on a hiding to nothing, the audience balance is usually to the left. The vocally depressed kid using the suicide of Dawson to state his case. How do you answer that. He should be too busy studying to worry about a so called ‘celebrity.

  57. Yobbo

    Looks like Albo has been eating doughnuts nonstop since the election.

  58. Andrew of Randwick

    Went to bed early. Did hear one question of the radio:

    “When are the government going to create jobs”.
    Heard Ronnie Biggs interjected all over when he said “companies create jobs”.
    Heard “black gold, Texas tea” Jed sighing in the background.
    Heard questioner being insistent “when”.

    Turned off radio. It is not worth listening to, or watching.
    Q&A was interesting 4 years ago. Not now.

  59. Andrew of Randwick

    Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
    A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
    Then one day he was shootin at some food,
    And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.
    .
    Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.
    .
    Well the first thing you know ol Jed’s a millionaire,
    Kinfolk said “Jed move away from there”
    Said “Californy is the place you ought to be”
    So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.
    .
    Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars.

  60. OldOzzie

    Can someone explain why this woman has not been fired

    Parliamentary catering fraud not reported to police, Senate hears

    JARED OWENSTHE AUSTRALIANFEBRUARY 24, 2014 1:22PM

    DEPARTMENT of Parliamentary Services secretary Carol Mills has conceded she failed to notify police about suspected fraud by a catering contractor that used taxpayer resources to run a side-business.

    At a Senate estimates hearing today, Liberal senator Bill Heffernan grilled Ms Mills over allegations that W Catering was “cooking here (in parliament) and taking the tucker out to other events”.

    The scandal forced the DPS to cancel the contract in 2010 and sign “generous” new terms with another caterer, IHG, to manage parliament’s Staff Dining Room and Queen’s Terrace Cafe.

    The department commissioned an independent report which “concluded there was likely to be inappropriate practice” although “there was insufficient evidence to take it further”, Ms Mills said.

    Senator Heffernan asked: “But under the Crimes Act, and the crime of misprision felony, you don’t have to prove it. You just have to have a reasonable suspicion and then take it to the reporting authorities which in this case would have been the Australian Federal Police. Did anyone take it to the Australian Federal Police?

    “No. Look, on the basis of the report,” Ms Mills began, before the senator cut her off: “Thank you.”

    Senator Heffernan added: “You will provide on notice to the committee the cost of the clean-up of that mismanagement in terms of, shall I say, generosity from DPS to try and get someone to take the work on.”

    Ms Mills said the IHG contract was “unusual and rather non-commercial”. That is because the company stepped in at short notice to fill the contract, and received favourable terms when the agreement was formalised.

  61. .

    Misprison of felony? Does that still exist here?

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