Monday Forum: March 31, 2014

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  1. Foggyfig

    Hmm, so helpful to have 3 browsers to use on my laptop. :D

  2. .

    Joe Hildebrand has offended the sisterhood by suggesting that there is no excuse for not reporting child abuse by the non abusing parent.

    Apparently this was seen as a direct insult to a lady on his channel 10 show whose child was killed by her husband and she went all FEEEEELINGS on him.

    3AW is now full of women and white knights screaming about how terrible it is to actually hold women to any standards whatsoever.

    These self appointed white knights piss me off. Invariably, with their white ribbon crap, many actually abuse women.

  3. .

    Philipa – Jim Fryar is an absolute champ. Like a Olympian myth, he literally creates manna out of the earth.

  4. H B Bear

    I bet they didn’t expect those poll results.

    Once annual spending on the ALPBC got over a billion dollars a year that becomes “real money”. A large number of people don’t watch or listen to the ALPBC but regard it as nice to have based on 1960s notions, when it was both objective and authoritative. Now it is neither – and being show to be so.

    The argument “why should I have to fund something I fundamentally disagree with” is starting to have real bite. Lord Turnbull of Wentworth would be wise to hear the bell tolling.

  5. Brian of Moorabbin

    Shane Wand currently on SkyNews as part of an ALP presser outside the BP Bennobra refinery blaming AbbottAbbottAbbott666 government for not delivering a budget surplus since taking government as the reason that BP is shutting down production…

    Fuck.
    Me.
    Dead.

  6. dover_beach

    If she had other children, would it make any difference to the Taliban-like moral absolutists here? She was a martyr who orphaned her children for the Faith, according to you.

    Given that I have said she was under no moral obligation to deny herself treatment even if said treatment incidentally harmed or killed her child, why would the above make difference? And, no, she was no martyr for any faith here as there’s no indication that this brave woman was motivated by any religious doctrine or sentiment. What struck me about this story, however, was the mother’s love for the child even where her life was in great danger. It was and is as simple as that.

    I’m not interested in doing 50 rounds on the same, tired old debates which change no-one’s minds. But suggesting that suicide because of a foetus, forgetting the living spouse and other children, is a superb moral decision is just like the madness of suicide bombers.

    She didn’t commit suicide, she declined further treatment. Nor can we believe that in doing so that she was neglecting her husband given that a child is a gift that each gives to the other. And, no, it is not at all just like the madness of suicide bombers, except for those that are morally-confused.

    That’s it. No more from me on this.

    Oh, so it was a ‘coward punch’ you threw this morning?

  7. C.L.

    I honestly think Swan isn’t well.

  8. Brian of Moorabbin

    Lurker (@12.38pm)

    11.53am…

    Just sayin’…

  9. Infidel Tiger

    Very well said by Hildebrand.

    I don’t want to kick Luke Batty’s mum while she’s down but she needs psychiatric help. She is not a well person and that was obvious from the moment she started giving TV interviews an hour after watching her son bludgeoned to death.

  10. C.L.

    Consecutive SMH headlines on site mainpage:

    Neither woman nor man: gender win

    Was Dame Quentin really a dame?

  11. twostix

    Epic rant from Ace of Spades:

    I’ve really had it up to my neck with the Concern Pageant this whole f***ing country has become.

    Human beings have an intense desire to compete, and a desire to feel like they’re the best at something.

    I get that.

    But I am sick of these loser motherf***ers who are not good at anything so they’ve decided that the field they’ll compete on is the field of Concern.

    And they’ll Out-Concern everyone else. And if a challenger arises, someone who’s really a Natural at Being Concerned About Bullshit, why, they’ll just run Concern Windsprints until dawn and drink Concern Energy Drinks until they’re better at Concern than that young upstart, too.

    Can we just give these people Participation Medals? Will that satisfy their urge to compete in the Olympics of Microaggressions?

    I can just imaging an Eye of The Tiger Rocky style montage with Concern athletes training with Concern Windsprints and drinking Concern energy drinks in preparation for the Concern Olympics.

  12. .

    Brian of Moorabbin
    #1249320, posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    Shane Wand currently on SkyNews as part of an ALP presser outside the BP Bennobra refinery blaming AbbottAbbottAbbott666 government for not delivering a budget surplus since taking government as the reason that BP is shutting down production…

    Fuck.
    Me.
    Dead.

    Epically dumb. Does he not understand everyone thinks he is an incompetent joke?

  13. twostix

    but regard it as nice to have based on 1960s notions,

    I think many of our political ills can be traced to this phenomenon.

  14. SMH poll:

    Should the ABC be immune to budget cuts?

    The ABC should not be immune from budget cuts; but I’m not sure how it might or might not be immune to budget cuts. Does the SMH ask whether the ABC ought to survive, even if a strong-willed government finally reduced the ABC’s immense overpayments, like a starved zombie* or like an engine idling† long after the driver has switched off the ignition? I say “no”.

    * simple solution: shoot it in the head.
    † simple solution: change the stop valve, or shoot it in the head.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    But I am sick of these loser motherf***ers who are not good at anything so they’ve decided that the field they’ll compete on is the field of Concern.

    I love Ace. In a gay way.

  16. .

    LOL

    The LDP is “anti family values”

    I suppose allowing homeschooling, removing public funding of abortion and ending the insane and counterproductive, violent war on drugs/chop chop dodging means we’re anti Christian too.

    Allowing canon law marriage is anti Christian…

    Dianeh had it right. Most people want freedom, but to control others.

    We’re here to move people to a more enlightened point of view where they don’t want to control other people.

  17. C.L.

    The mastery that was Rudd/Gillard:

    The Royal Commission into the home insulation program in Brisbane has heard a pocketbook detailing safety hazards for installers was not printed until two months after the program began.

    Were they employers, they would now be in jail.

  18. C.L.

    Ace’s long-form work is his best stuff.

    He is a gifted writer and polemicist.

  19. Infidel Tiger

    The LDP is “anti family values”

    Who said that?

  20. .

    Australian Christians

    I don’t think they’ve thought this through.

  21. incoherent rambler

    The argument “why should I have to fund something I fundamentally disagree with” is starting to have real bite. Lord Turnbull of Wentworth would be wise to hear the bell tolling.

    The monosexual Turnbull?

  22. JC

    I honestly think Swan isn’t well.

    He fucking won’t be after I’m through with him a twitter. Fuck I despise the nasty little douche.

  23. C.L.

    Prepare to vomit:

    Best couple ever! COULD this be Hollywood’s most adorable couple?

    Nothing about the two children banned from having a mother.

  24. twostix

    These self appointed white knights piss me off. Invariably, with their white ribbon crap, many actually abuse women.

    The worst are pop-leftists on tech blogs. They’re hyper white knights – particularly toward the worst shrieking feminist leftist women (really bizarre cognitive dissonance there) while at the same time they’re proudly watching animated tentacle rape porn and laughing at the idea of raping “Hate Fucking” Sarah Palin.

  25. .

    For the love of god never read a thread on whirlpool. The whiniest bunch of beta male losers.

    1. Swan is the best Treasurer ever.
    2. Abbott is just evil.
    3. The NBN is a human right.
    4. Everyone gets ripped off all of the time.

  26. C.L.

    These self appointed white knights piss me off. Invariably, with their white ribbon crap, many actually abuse women.

    Well, they loved Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy.

    Both rapists, Kennedy actually killed a secretary.

    Yesterday we learned that Clinton was a regular guest at a child rape camp on an island.

    Not one White Knight ever suggested they leave office.

  27. Makka

    “Onlookers clapped loudly as Benjamin McPartland received a non-parole period of four years and two months and Ashlee Polkinghorne four years and nine months.

    McPartland, 28, and Polkinghorne, 22, pleaded guilty in the South Australian Supreme Court to the manslaughter of her four-year-old daughter, Chloe Valentine, through criminal neglect over a three-day period in January 2012.

    The terrified 17kg girl was placed on a 50kg motorbike in the backyard of the couple’s Ingle Farm home in Adelaide.

    She suffered massive injuries after the bike repeatedly crashed into a shed and pot plants, fell on top of her and eventually smashed into a lemon tree.

    The couple waited more than eight hours before calling an ambulance, during which time they went on the internet seeking information about what to do when someone was unconscious.”

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/couple-jailed-over-young-girls-fatal-motorbike-rides/story-e6frg6nf-1226872280745

    4 years? Seems fair.
    /sarc.

  28. JC

    @SwannyQLD Shane, stop the  Sky TV appearances. No one likes u, no one respects u and certainly no one believes u. Just fade away,u loser.

  29. H B Bear

    Will anyone other than the Love Media ever take The Goose seriously ever again?

    The four years of surpluses I announce tonight … (massive laughter) … ”

    If he wasn’t so stupid and had any self-respect he would disappear forever like most of Whitlam’s ministers did.

  30. C.L.

    Roger Simon:

    The Silence Of The Liberals. “They are bewildered and embarrassed. Some are even ashamed of themselves, not that they will readily admit it. The man who was their hero has now been unmasked in every direction as the worst president since the Civil War and possibly earlier. Not only is he a cheesy liar, everything he has done, domestic and foreign, has failed, sometimes to extraordinary degrees. . . . Hence the silence.”

  31. Fleeced

    JC, I suspect the reason he doesn’t block you is because he doesn’t know you’re talking to him. He probably sees your tweets and thinks, “Wow – that JC chap really has it in for this Shane bloke… glad I’m not in his shoes!”

  32. 104 days without a single non-citizen dying at sea whilst attempting to enter the country illegally so, naturally, Gosford Anglican Church complains:

    104 days without compassion

  33. C.L.

    I love that clip, Bear.

    It’s still stunning, isn’t it?

    They actually lied about NON-EXISTENT SURPLUSES.

    I mean, FM.

  34. C.L.

    104 days without compassion

    This wins this week’s WJW Award.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    “Onlookers clapped loudly as Benjamin McPartland received a non-parole period of four years and two months and Ashlee Polkinghorne four years and nine months.

    McPartland, 28, and Polkinghorne, 22, pleaded guilty in the South Australian Supreme Court to the manslaughter of her four-year-old daughter, Chloe Valentine, through criminal neglect over a three-day period in January 2012.

    What a joke.

    There is absolutely no point in using the courts for justice. Vigilantism is the only way.

    I hope they are both beaten to death slowly.

  36. John Comnenus

    The ABC wouldn’t have to worry about budget cuts if it had no budget to start with. 100% budget cut for the ABC now!

  37. calli

    Gosford Anglican Church ‘about’:

    We are a progressive Christian community. We share very little common ground with literalist, fundamentalist or evangelical Christians so while we wish them well we do not enter into dialogue as we have found this only serves to be mutually frustrating.

    Well, that’s that then.

  38. incoherent rambler

    Who is lawyer x?

    Can’t be named! The supreme court has decided that you have no need to know. You know, that thing where judges and parliamentarians are allowed to discuss stuff that we would not understand or we might adjudge things differently to them. Judges and MPs are so much smarter than peasants like us.

  39. twostix

    There is absolutely no point in using the courts for justice. Vigilantism is the only way.

    Yeah about that…

    TWO men have been jailed for a total of at least 45 years for the frenzied “vigilante” slaying of a 48-year-old man in Mandurah,

    Just hours later after walking home from Mandurah, the men took revenge after Cockram’s girlfriend claimed Mr Everington tried to rape her and interfere with her six-year-old son.

    Mr Scholtz said it was a savage, brutal and merciless attack and there was a community expectation in sentencing for vigilantism.

    See, when the “V” word comes about all of a sudden magistrates are Very Concerned about setting “examples” and “community expectations”…

    A vigilante who fractured the skull of a man he believed committed a home invasion, has been jailed as an example to the community.

    Magistrate John Chicken said full time custody was the only appropriate sentence for Corey John Vickers who pleaded guilty to striking a man in the head with a mattock handle.

    I would be derelict in my duty as a judicial officer if I were not to send a message to the young people of this community that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated,” Mr Chicken said before sentencing Vickers to 15 months in prison.

    The judiciary in this country is literally at war with “the community”…

    A child sex offender has had his jail term cut after a court took into account the trauma he suffered from ‘vigilante’ attacks from his victim’s family.

    Michael John Boehmke, 31, was to spend 12 months in jail after pleading guilty in April this year to five counts of indecent treatment of a 15-year-old girl in her own home.

    Boehmke is now free after that time was cut to about eight months by the Court of Appeal.

    Court of Appeal president Justice Margaret McMurdo said the young girl’s family needed to understand Boehmke’s time in jail would have been longer but for their retribution antics.

    WTF?!

    Or:

    A FATHER-of-three who inflicted horrific injuries during a vigilante-style attack on a man who allegedly threatened his daughter with a gun has been jailed for five years.

    So the sentencing system is thus:
    Giving a grown man who pointed a gun at his daughter a beating: five years
    Killing your own child: Four years.
    Violently raping a six year old and leaving him to die in the bush: Three years.

    Elected Judges Now!

  40. Infidel Tiger

    We are a progressive Christian community…

    … we fucked God off a long time ago. Instead we worship shit like patchouli, Karl Marx and thrush. Come join us.

  41. Lysander

    Can’t be named! The supreme court has decided that you have no need to know. You know, that thing where judges and parliamentarians are allowed to discuss stuff that we would not understand or we might adjudge things differently to them. Judges and MPs are so much smarter than peasants like us.

    Surely someone knows! You can print it on a non-Australian website with a .au in it? And if we don’t know who IT is can we find out WHAT it is about?

  42. twostix

    Michael John Boehmke, 31, was to spend 12 months in jail after pleading guilty in April this year to five counts of indecent treatment of a 15-year-old girl in her own home.

    Boehmke is now free after that time was cut to about eight months by the Court of Appeal.

    Court of Appeal president Justice Margaret McMurdo said the young girl’s family needed to understand Boehmke’s time in jail would have been longer but for their retribution antics.

    This bears repeating on its own.

    The judge literally punished the victim by letting her abuser out early.

    Also is it too early to note that some of the most flint-hearted, cock-eyed magistrates towards female assault victims and conversely the most lenient towards male abusers, often seem to be female?

  43. JC

    Are judges living in a cocoon? Don’t they understand that a story like the one now banned will get out on the web at the speed of light.

    Theyre are a joke.

  44. dover_beach

    Court of Appeal president Justice Margaret McMurdo…

    This is the same Justice McMurdo that tried recently to get her husband a promotion and then bagged the A-G in a lecture when he decided otherwise by raising the issue of gender.

  45. incoherent rambler

    The judiciary in this country is literally at war with “the community”…

    Do not complain too loudly. A suppression order awaits.

    Constitution addition required – “Parliament shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.”

  46. Delta A

    Twostix, would that be the same Justice McMurdo who tried to give a career leg-up to her hubby?

  47. twostix

    We are a progressive Christian community. We share very little common ground with literalist, fundamentalist or evangelical Christians so while we wish them well we do not enter into dialogue as we have found this only serves to be mutually frustrating.

    The Anglican church here is a tiny hut and its carpark is all but empty on Sundays aside from a few doddering old nannas. The multiple evangelical churches around the place are packed with what appear to be mostly young families.

    In fact one just sold up and moved to a bigger property.

    When was the last time that was a problem for the soon-to-be-defunct Anglicans?

  48. Lysander

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-02/philip-morris-to-quit-australian-cigarette-manufacturing/5361436

    They employ more people than SPC; will there be an uproar that Govt has priced them out of Australia? I think not; smoking is the “biggie sin” of the 2000′s.

  49. twostix

    This is the same Justice McMurdo that tried recently to get her husband a promotion and then bagged the A-G in a lecture when he decided otherwise by raising the issue of gender.

    Well, well, well.

    So it is.

    So privileged “feminist” Justice McMurdo literally told a female victim that she was going to punish her for her family’s actions by letting her abuser out early.

    Is this that “womans touch” and “compassion” towards female victims we were promised we would get with more women on the bench?

  50. The Gosford Anglican Church’s details continue:

    We have considered the views of the “tea party” and have no need to do so again. People who post ugly hateful things will be banned. Sometimes banning simply means that it is not helpful for either us or the other party to have a conversation and we simply wish to hide from them. We wish to enter into dialogue with like minded progressives who wish to deepen their living.

    Naturally, any disagreement with their “progressive” piety is, of course, “hateful”.

  51. Senile Old Guy

    With all the talk of S18c, I’m getting very confused, so is this offensive and punishable?

    Alison Anderson has called Chief Minister Adam Giles a “little boy” this morning — repeating a public scolding that seriously heightened leadership tensions last year. “We need a grown up leader, not a little boy,” Ms Anderson told ABC radio.

    The rebel backbencher, who is threatening to leave the CLP with two colleagues, denied the comment was racist. She used the same words last year to describe Mr Giles after a party meeting when he reportedly refused the position of Deputy Chief Minister.

  52. Court of Appeal president Justice Margaret McMurdo said the young girl’s family needed to understand Boehmke’s time in jail would have been longer but for their retribution antics.

    Message received & understood.
    Leave it to the law, & he’ll get a few months in pokey.

    Work him over yourself (rinse & repeat often) & he’ll get a bit less time in a country club prison, but a whole lot more of “personal retribution”.

    Works for me.

  53. incoherent rambler

    so is this offensive and punishable?

    Sorry, can’t answer the question. There might be a suppression order, or a regulation, or a law that forbids me discussing the issue.

    Another question, are submissions to 18C Consultation ([email protected]) subject to 18C?

  54. twostix

    we do not enter into dialogue as we have found this only serves to be mutually frustrating.

    We have considered the views of the “tea party” and have no need to do so again. People who post ugly hateful things will be banned.

    What very tolerant people these progressive christian people are.

  55. Court of Appeal president Justice Margaret McMurdo said the young girl’s family needed to understand Boehmke’s time in jail would have been longer but for their retribution antics.

    Sorta makes one pine for Sharia law in way.

  56. Senile Old Guy

    we do not enter into dialogue as we have found this only serves to be mutually frustrating

    Translation: nothing you say will make us change our mind.

  57. incoherent rambler

    Court of Appeal president Justice Margaret McMurdo said the young girl’s family needed to understand Boehmke’s time in jail would have been longer but for their retribution antics.

    They should have claimed “tribal law” as their defence.

  58. twostix

    Another question, are submissions to 18C Consultation ([email protected]) subject to 18C?

    What is this submission bullshit?

    Remember when the Gillard government was swamped in submissions against the Carbon Tax and simply dumped them in the bin?

  59. Lysander
    #1249462, posted on April 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    http://www.smh.com.au/polls/federal-politics/political-news/budget-cuts-and-the-abc-20140402-35xky.html
    I hope you’ve all voted early and often (mobile devices too please).

    Done my bit (or rather, bits) currently 71% of votes on the side of the Angels.

    Of course, SMH has a dog in this fight, coz the ABC online is eating the SMH’s lunch.

  60. Lysander

    Lysander
    #1249462, posted on April 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    http://www.smh.com.au/polls/federal-politics/political-news/budget-cuts-and-the-abc-20140402-35xky.html
    I hope you’ve all voted early and often (mobile devices too please).

    Done my bit (or rather, bits) currently 71% of votes on the side of the Angels.

    Of course, SMH has a dog in this fight, coz the ABC online is eating the SMH’s lunch.

    ABC have a poll too? (that wouldn’t be as “objective” as an SMH poll)

  61. incoherent rambler

    What is this submission bullshit?

    I have personal experience of this.

    Community consultation:

    1. Have you stopped beating your wife? (“At what?” is not an acceptable response)
    2. The honourable senator Brandis, will electronically acknowledge all submissions. (Do not expect more than this)
    3. Criticism of the process is expressly forbidden under several different acts of parliament that constrain your free speech.
    4. Suggestions that might enhance the senators quota or possible election to a lower house seat are always welcome.
    5. Please avoid the following list of words in your submission, failure to comply may result in your submission being discarded. Also note that some of the words have been obfuscated due to cultural sensitivities.
    ###, ####, ####, ###### #####, #######, ####,
    ####, ####, ###### #####, ######
    and especially
    #### ##-#### ####

    6. Community consultation is an enabling mechanism for an Attorney General to ignore election commitments to repeal laws, please respect the process.

  62. .

    We have considered the views of the “tea party” and have no need to do so again. People who post ugly hateful things will be banned.

    What a bunch of filthy communists masquerading as worshipers of Jesus the Nazarene.

  63. .

    Tobacco cures cancer. Of course it has medicinal properties, but the juvenile media spin by western governments had lead us to believe the plant should be eradicated.

    Smoking causes cancer because of poor soil conditions and poor drying practices of the leaf (to a large extent).

    Remove these and you have a much safer product. Let us grow it again and we can grow a cure for what might happen at a much reduced rate.

    Freedom works. It works best.

  64. Tom

    PHOTO OF THE DAY: High Court queens feel up deknackered bush pig.

  65. John Comnenus

    This business in Victoria about a lawyer is very disturbing. It would appear that the lawyer has perjured themselves, from what I can make out. Was the lawyer concerned acting as an officer of the Court, or simply a witness? If they were acting as an Officer of the Court, then it would appear that the Court is simply engaged in a cover up of its inability to properly regulate and control it’s Officers. If this is the case (and I have no idea if it is) then it stinks to high heaven of a judiciary using powers only it has to engage in a sordid cover up of its own incompetence.

  66. JC

    Okay, Hockey wanted to keep him on for the useless G20. So why not push him aside to be in charge of that project only?

    Lord I wish there was an alternative.

  67. Lysander

    Fuck they’re useless. It’s the Tony O’Abbott government.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/treasury-chief-martin-parkinson-earns-temporary-reprieve-from-axing/story-fn59nsif-1226872311947

    Yeah I agree. They should replace Parkinson with David Murray.

  68. H B Bear

    Jebus. That should have come with some kind of warning.

  69. John Comnenus

    JC,
    That would make Marty the most highly paid event coordinator in the Country. All courtesy of our taxes. Get rid of him and employ a competent SES Band 1 instead.

  70. twostix

    Erm what a weird thing to say…

    [Bolt is not] in a position to understand the awful effect that verbal abuse can have on an Aboriginal, refugee, Jew, Muslim, or Greek.

    Muslim?
    Greek?

    How did that get in there? What about Tasmanian?

    I notice there’s never a a mention of the torrent of hate and vilification poured out daily by the left towards Catholics whenever the left is putting together these little lists of vilified groups. I mean if “muslims” can make the list why can’t catholics who are such fair game that even the ABC regularly gets in on the “vilification” act toward them?

    Oh and now there’s a new protected class just generically called “refugee”? When did this happen?

  71. JC

    Offer him an event co-ordimator salary, John.

    He could do a great impersonation of Franck out of Father of the bride.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKFtRedJxTw

  72. twostix

    I get the feeling that as usual the more the left speak on this matter the more absurd they’ll become and they’ll kill any lingering support for the matter stone cold dead with their awfulness.

    “No vilifying Greeks! Let’s now talk about evil white people!”
    “No vilifying Muslims! Hey yeah how about those evil revolting Catholics LOL”

  73. Speaking of Father of the Bride:

    A Muslim cleric living in Australia on a religious visa believed he didn’t do anything wrong by “marrying” a 12-year-old girl to a 26-year-old man because the union was never officially registered.

    Muhammad Riaz Tasawar, 35, of Mayfield, appeared before Parramatta Local Court on March 19 where Magistrate Peter Miszalski accepted the plea to the offence of solemnisation of a marriage by an unauthorised person.

    He was fined $500 and was deported to Pakistan upon the cancellation of his Religious Leaders visa.

    Tasawar, employed as the imam at the Mayfield mosque in Newcastle, was approached by a 26-year-old university student in January to perform an Islamic marriage ceremony in the girl’s backyard.

    The sheikh attended the family’s Raymond Terrace home on January 12 and met with the 26-year-old man, his 12-year-old bride-to-be, the girl’s father, her younger brothers and sister and another man.

    The group all acted as witnesses to the marriage which was conducted by Tasawar.

    “At the conclusion, they drank and ate together before the accused and Shoaib [a friend of the accused] left,” according to an agreed statement of facts.

    Police were made aware of the underage marriage when, a month later, the 26-year-old man, applied at Centrelink to become the child’s guardian.
    He was arrested and charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with an underage child. The girl’s father, 61, has also been charged. Police allege he allowed his daughter to be “joined in an illegal union” in his Hunter Valley home on January 12 and to start a sexual relationship with the man.

    When Tasawar was arrested in February, he told police he didn’t believe the marriage was a “full marriage”.

    “In his view, he did not believe it was a full marriage because he had not officially registered it… however throughout the interview [he] referred to it as a marriage,” the agreed facts said.

    The sheikh, the husband and the bride’s father all believed the marriage was legitimate and official, police allege.

    The 26-year-old, who was was living in Australia on a student visa, has also been deported.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cleric-who-married-12yearold-believed-he-had-done-nothing-wrong-20140402-35xqu.html#ixzz2xhVwG6uz

    Because of course a man should be his wife’s legal guardian, shouldn’t he. I mean, that’s quite normal, isn’t it, to be married to someonw who’s so young that you have to become her legal guardian.

    And of course it’s fine to have sex with someone when you are their legal guardian also.

    This differs from initial reports that the ‘husband’ was seeking a spousal visa, which is rather more understandable than applying to become a CHILD’S GUARDIAN.

  74. James

    pocketbook detailing safety hazards for installers was not printed until two months after the program began.

    They write it up through trial and error.

  75. Armadillo

    Not surprisingly, most people would have missed this. When watching the weather on ABC24 this morning, Vanessa OHanlon said words to this effect “there seems to be a bit of a kerfuffle about the Hobart temperature. We reported the overnight temperature as being 18.7 but it was 18.1. The hottest recorded temperature wasn’t reached”

    When she said ‘kerfuffle’ I assumed Bolta must have nabbed them on the propaganda, but no report about it there. No harm done really, the ABC got to tell us how the earth was burning up on every 15 minute weather report for the entire day yesterday. Message received. Be interested to know who caught them out though.

  76. Rabz


    [Bolt is not] in a position to understand the awful effect that verbal abuse can have on an Aboriginal, refugee, Jew, Muslim, or Greek*.

    Tell it to Julia Gillard, pal.

    *“He’s just a big Greek bullshit artist.”

  77. WhaleHunt Fun

    One less Refinery so a few hundred less union types

  78. twostix

    *“He’s just a big Greek bullshit artist.”

    She was just a young and naive 35 year old when she said that.

  79. JC

    One less Refinery so a few hundred less union types

    It’s great to watch, hey. I call it union dominos. It’s becoming a better spectator sport than AFL.

  80. Gab

    Disappointed the poll does not have option (iii) relocate all ABC jobs to Afghanistan.

    Excellent idea and they’ll love it there becuase it’s not the racist, sexist, religious totalitarian shithole full of old white conservative males like they keep telling us Australia is. /sarc

  81. entropy

    I believe the ideal night time temperature is about 18-19 degrees, not too hot to sleep, you can keep all the windows open and you only need a sheet for covers. No risk of that frozen white crap on your lawn either.

  82. Bear Necessities

    One less Refinery so a few hundred less union types

    It’s great to watch, hey. I call it union dominos. It’s becoming a better spectator sport than AFL.

    Yep, and also the environmental regulations would place a prohibative cost on upgrading, maintaining or building any refinery in Australia.

    I think Paul Howes has made the right call and has desserted the private sector union movement for a more entrepenurial career.

  83. Bear Necessities

    Or Howes might become a rent seeker.

  84. twostix

    Yep, and also the environmental regulations would place a prohibative cost on upgrading, maintaining or building any refinery in Australia.

    I bet all of the wheeling and dealing Australian “capitalists” (LOL) in charge of large businesses wish they had of been a bit more vocal in supporting the Liberals pre-Rudd now.

    Ironically I bet the unions kind of wish they too had of supported Howard – at least there would have been businesses left in Australia to stand over, and no RC.

  85. twostix

    Could anyone have imaged a set of circumstances that would have allowed Howard to call a RC into unions? I’m sure he would have loved to but would never have gotten away with it in the pre modern-Labor governed Australia.

    Now however the Liberals can do anything they like.

  86. Gab

    Since we have only one refinery left in this country, will the fuel excise of 38cents/litre now be removed?

  87. Fleeced

    Since we have only one refinery left in this country, will the fuel excise of 38cents/litre now be removed?

    I wish… can you imagine the lefty head explosions on that one? *BOOM*

  88. Gab

    I’ve tried but cannot find the “justification” for paying a fuel excise. I was under the impression it was a protectionist racket for local fuel vs imported?

  89. Infidel Tiger

    Fuel excise is for road funding Gab. Bwahahahaha!

  90. Armadillo

    Interested to know the economists perspective on this from Pickering.

    How the hell has this happened, you ask? Ha! I bet you thought only the CFMEU used standover tactics. Not so, Islamic certification organisations have blitzed every food manufacturer in Australia with threats of serious harm to export markets and local boycotts.

    http://pickeringpost.com/story/the-islamic-juggernaut-marches-on/3037

  91. C.L.

    Magistrate John Chicken …

    Oh come on.

  92. Brian of Moorabbin

    Even after being handed a $1million+ fine (plus costs yet to be calculated), they fuckers still haven’t learned…

    A CFMEU official was arrested for trespassing on a building site in Melbourne’s east on Wednesday morning.

    The official disrupted the building of a new swimming pool in Ringwood.

    The Herald Sun understands the 45-year-old Bayswater North man did not have a right of entry permit.

    His name is listed with other CFMEU officials on a list distributed by the Master Builders Association of Victoria.

    The project, run by Kane Constructions, comes under the Victorian government’s strict building code guidelines.

    Under those rules, builders must crack down on illegal union behaviour or risk being banned from bidding from further government work.

    It comes after CFMEU organiser Joe Myles was twice arrested in a week for trespassing on the Regional Rail Link project in February.

  93. C.L.

    So the sentencing system is thus:
    Giving a grown man who pointed a gun at his daughter a beating: five years
    Killing your own child: Four years.
    Violently raping a six year old and leaving him to die in the bush: Three years.

    Elected Judges Now!

    I really hate judges nowadays.

    Most of the public do too.

    They’re total douchebags, deserving of little respect.

  94. Brian of Moorabbin

    A son of disgraced ex-NSW Labor MP Eddie Obeid has admitted to a “little white lie” after being shown his signature on a document to buy shares in a water company, an inquiry has heard.

    Mr Obeid’s son Moses said he was preoccupied and did not read the $3 million agreement he signed to buy shares in Australian Water Holdings (AWH).

    The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is investigating if the Obeids had a secret stake in the company and if AWH corruptly obtained money from Sydney Water.

    On Tuesday former Lehman Brothers investment banker Gardner Brook, who was a star witness at last year’s inquiry into the Obeids and the Mount Penny mine licence, told the inquiry he went to a meeting at Moses Obeid’s Sydney home in August 2008.

    Today, Moses Obeid said he knew nothing about AWH apart from what he has read in the media, and denied the discussion took place.

    He said when Mr Brook came to his home in 2008, Mr Brook was “high as a kite” and “intoxicated”.

    When Counsel Assisting Geoffrey Watson asked Moses Obeid if he was in the habit of signing agreements he does not read, Mr Obeid replied: “Generally speaking, no.”

    He said he trusted his brothers to take care of a lot of business matters.

    After further questioning Mr Obeid said he was going to give a “Bill Clinton answer”, then told Mr Watson: “We did not have investor relations with that company.”

    There was laughter in the public gallery when Mr Watson was quick to reply: “Was Clinton telling the truth?”

    Mr Obeid eventually conceded he might have told “a little white lie” about knowing nothing about AWH and admitted he may have told Mr Tripodi that he would get him a job with the company.

    Does lying to the ICAC carry the same Contempt of Court penalties as lying in a criminal case I wonder?

  95. srr

    How can there be contempt of court when rule of law is contemptuously trashed by officers of the court, who double down by threatening victims of violent criminals with the protected release of the criminals already found guilty of their violent crimes, if the victims dare to continue to seek the doing of justice?

  96. Supplice

    Coming soon to a Greens policy near you: Royal Decree 44. Just change the name of the religion and you’re set to go

  97. C.L.

    ABC Online reports …

    Troy Buswell ‘not receiving special treatment’: Premier.

    The West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has said the former treasurer Troy Buswell is being treated like any other member of the public facing car crash charges.

    How come a Senior Labor Figure is receiving special treatment?

    Why doesn’t the ABC blow the whistle about it?

  98. C.L.

    The Opposition Leader Mark McGowan immediately demanded the Government make the results of the investigation public.

    “If the Government is going to be accountable, they should release everything, they should release every bit of information, otherwise everyone would rightfully say a cover-up has been engaged in here,” he said.

  99. twostix

    The official disrupted the building of a new swimming pool in Ringwood.

    Lol look at the fucking losers. From the heady heights of running the desal build they’re down to shaking down council swimming pool installations.

    Next stop: Blockading people getting a new driveway put in.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    I really hate judges nowadays.

    Most of the public do too.

    They’re total douchebags, deserving of little respect.

    The top judges in the country can’t tell the difference between a male and a female.

    We need to start hanging, judges.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    Brand new fred.

    No need to hurry. The first 50 spots are usually filled with people who get excited by a new Coles cataogue.

  102. Gab

    The top judges in the country can’t tell the difference between a male and a female.

    they’re a confused bunch.

    Male?No.

    Female? No.

    “X”? Yes.

    Sure, that makes sense.

  103. The ABC, referring to the decision whereby Norrie was allowed to be of indeterminate sex, still insisted on using feminine pronouns for the person who does not identify as female.

  104. JC

    On February 20, a pit bull attacked a 4-year-old boy, Kevin Vicente, leaving the boy with a broken eye socket and a broken jaw. Kevin will have to undergo months, perhaps years, of additional reconstructive surgeries. A Facebook page was set up to raise funds. But it wasn’t set up for Kevin. It was set up for the dog. The “Save Mickey” page garnered over 70,000 “likes,” and raised more than enough money to provide legal help to prevent the dog from being euthanized. There were even candlelight vigils and a YouTube video plea for the dog.

    The non-profit legal group defending Mickey is the Lexus Project. According to CBS News, “the same group fought earlier this year for the life of a dog that fatally mauled a toddler in Nevada.”

    Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/04/01/judaism_christianity_environmentalism__122127.html#ixzz2xiebH93Y

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