Open Forum: February 18, 2017

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  1. rickw

    The weird thing about this handshake issue is that I’m sure non-Muslim multiculturalists came up with the idea and the Islamists ran with it. Muslim men are prolific handshakers – with each other and the kufar. It’s a religiously sanctioned method of greeting. You go to a Muslim event of some kind and 50+ blokes will be shaking hands with you and each other.

    Double handed handshakes and plenty of kisses on the cheek. No handshakes is pure BS, I’ve only encountered it in Australia.

  2. cohenite

    Zyconoclast

    #2301881, posted on February 19, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Can Ms Hanson be bought? I think yes.

    Bought with what?

    $2.50-$3.00 per primary vote if she gets at least 4% of the vote.
    What do you think she has been doing since 1998.

    I could be wrong but I don’t think she’s in it for the money.

  3. cohenite

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2301883, posted on February 19, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4239208/Petition-demands-ABC-sack-TV-host-Yassmin-Abdel-Magied.html

    This one’s for cohenite.

    Good idea; given that the bitch seeks advice from the bastards at hizbut tahrir.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    In school we always used to snigger at the joke about the Bee family car…

    Taking the pee: SAS foil jihadi bomb attack by WEEING in fuel tank to break vehicle

    An SAS unit stopped a potentially deadly ISIS truck bombing by weeing into the fuel tank to disable the vehicle and bring their targets out to kill.

    Quick thinking troops chose not to take out the truck as they realised that the debris would cause civilian casualties. So four out of the eight man squad crept up to the vehicle in the dead of night and urinated in the fuel tank to make the engine stall. They did it under the nose of the sleeping terrorists who were none the wiser as they dozed nearby. Four more then topped it up with more urine and watched as the terrorists filled the truck with a ton of explosives ready to kill, The Daily Star on Sunday reported.

    But as soon as the terrorists tried to pull away to carry out their mission at dawn, the truck broke down after only 200 yards. SAS troops later destroyed the vehicle by launching a missile at it.

    No way to verify the story, but it’s an entertaining way to start a Monday.

  5. Delta A

    Wow! The Queen Mary 2 just sailed into town. Most impressive ship.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    In school we always used to giggle at the joke about the Bee family car…

    Taking the pee: SAS foil jihadi bomb attack by WEEING in fuel tank to break vehicle

    An SAS unit stopped a potentially deadly ISIS truck bombing by weeing into the fuel tank to disable the vehicle and bring their targets out to kill.

    Quick thinking troops chose not to take out the truck as they realised that the debris would cause civilian casualties. So four out of the eight man squad crept up to the vehicle in the dead of night and urinated in the fuel tank to make the engine stall. They did it under the nose of the sleeping terrorists who were none the wiser as they dozed nearby. Four more then topped it up with more urine and watched as the terrorists filled the truck with a ton of explosives ready to kill, The Daily Star on Sunday reported.

    But as soon as the terrorists tried to pull away to carry out their mission at dawn, the truck broke down after only 200 yards. SAS troops later destroyed the vehicle by launching a missile at it.

    No way to verify the story, but it’s an entertaining way to start a Monday.

  7. srr

    Tommy Robinson ‏@TRobinsonNewEra 18m

    Tommy Robinson Retweeted Tommy Robinson

    It seems this video has now been removed . That didn’t take long

    Stoning someone to death defended at one of the UK’s prestigious unis without a counter. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jofGFzhOwUM … yet they cancel me

  8. srr

    Tommy Robinson ‏@TRobinsonNewEra 43m43 minutes ago

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/reviews/0957096496/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_see_rcnt?ie=UTF8&s=sdThis book shatters the myth of British fair play

  9. John Comnenus

    Leak makes me laugh

  10. srr

    Tommy Robinson ‏@TRobinsonNewEra 57m57 minutes ago

    Trumps a genius , he’s played the media again & Put a torch on all the problems in Sweden

    Paul Joseph WatsonVerified account
    ‏@PrisonPlanet

    4D chess once again from Trump. Create controversy over #SwedenIncident – force media to talk about Sweden’s multicultural hell.

    Deplorable Melissa
    ‏@sweetatertot2

    Thank you Trump for shining the light on the rape epidemic in Sweden by Migrants that fake media refuses to cover #swedenincident #CNNSOTU

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  11. srr

    WestmonsterVerified account
    ‏@WestmonsterUK

    MAD: Marine Le Pen’s main rival in France has given his full support to EU open borders! 🇫🇷🇪🇺
    https://twitter.com/WestmonsterUK/status/832911057492570112
    _____________

    Fake News: Wilders Slams Foreign Criminals,
    Media Twists Words Into Attack on All Moroccans

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/19/wilders-criminals-media-falsely-claims/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Geert WildersVerified account
    ‏@geertwilderspvv

    Wilders condemns ‘Moroccan scum’, calls Dutch to regain their country as…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD8iibSulXk&feature=share

  12. Andrew

    I see the media lied about Trump talking about a terrorist attack in a Sweden. He did no such thing.

    How do you interpret “happening last night” in Sweden?

  13. areff

    That the NSW education department would endorse the uncivilised notion that men must not shake hands with women should come as no surprise.

    Who’s the department’s big cheese?

    Why, Mark “I Fail Upwards” Scott.

  14. Hydra

    The weird thing about this handshake issue is that I’m sure non-Muslim multiculturalists came up with the idea and the Islamists ran with it. Muslim men are prolific handshakers – with each other and the kufar. It’s a religiously sanctioned method of greeting. You go to a Muslim event of some kind and 50+ blokes will be shaking hands with you and each other.

    Yes, but I think that by “some Muslim students” they meant “Muslim girls”.

  15. Hydra

    Sorry. I misread the article. No handshaking with women. Geezus that’s a bad look.

  16. OneWorldGovernment

    Andrew
    #2302072, posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I see the media lied about Trump talking about a terrorist attack in a Sweden. He did no such thing.

    How do you interpret “happening last night” in Sweden?

    Did he say terrorist?

    http://www.thelocal.se/20170217/swedish-police-uncover-suspected-paedophile-ring

  17. srr

    Sunday Talks – Rush Limbaugh Fox News w/ Chris Wallace…
    Posted on February 19, 2017 by sundance

    Swamp gatekeeper Chris Wallace interviews Rush Limbaugh about the inability of the swamp media to destroy their nemesis, President Trump.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5aHIxmD4Qc

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/19/sunday-talks-rush-limbaugh-fox-news-w-chris-wallace/

  18. Diogenes

    es, but I think that by “some Muslim students” they meant “Muslim girls”.

    At Hurstville Boys ?

    This is not a departmental wide directive. It is particular to that school

  19. Senile Old Guy

    ABC is really pushing climate change, presumably because the public is over it.

    Queensland’s former Newman government sold off a state-owned company combating climate change despite being told in confidential briefing documents that it was a “profitable, cash flow positive and standalone entity” whose revenues were set to double.

    Now just how does such a company, ‘combating climate change’, make money? I bet you are thinking ‘government subsidies’. No.

    During its operation Ecofund received no government funding, with all its expenses and operating costs — including IT, lease of premises and Board fees — covered by the company’s revenue.

    The article actually says a lot about the finances of the company without saying where the money was coming from, except for one or two lines:

    But another former director said trading in carbon credits was not the role of government. “The carbon tax was abolished shortly after the sale and I think we were lucky to get out when we did,” she said.

    So it was all a scam [not saying anything illegal was done], ripping off taxpayers via the CO2 tax.

  20. New narrative!!

    Leftards call for white house psychiatrist to “monitor” Trump so they can get him removed on grounds of insanity.

    Do these idiots sit around in a room dreaming this shit up?

  21. Delta A

    Worth googling, from the $Oz today:

    OUR HERITAGE IS WORTH THE FIGHT

    MAURICE NEWMAN

  22. Rabz

    Unbelievable – JJJ news still running with Josh the Wombat’s profundities on carbon capture and storage.

    Stupid.F*cking.Liberals.

  23. Rabz

    Leftards call for white house psychiatrist to “monitor” Trump so they can get him removed on grounds of insanity.

    Beyond parody. The most insane idiots in human history attacking a man who most definitely is not mad.

  24. stackja

    Millions of Ukrainian peasants starved to death under brutal famine imposed by Joseph Stalin
    Marea Donnelly, History Writer, The Daily Telegraph

    The experiences of Ukrainian, North Caucasus and Kazakhstan peasants in the early 1930s are revisited in Canadian film Bitter Harvest, opening in Sydney on Thursday. The parents of Bitter Harvest producer Ian Ignatovich fled the Soviet Ukraine during World War II, after suffering through what Ukrainians recall as the holodomor, a compound of Ukrainian words “hood” meaning “hunger” and “mor” meaning “plague”.

    Ukrainians claimed the famine was a Stalinist genocide, or “extermination by hunger”, although for decades the reality of the 1930s famine was debated in the west after New York Times Moscow reporter Walter Duranty, among others, filed contradictory reports.

    When impoverished, malnourished Ukrainians began arriving in Poland in 1932, Manchester Guardian correspondent Malcolm Muggeridge left Moscow by train in early 1933 to visit the North Caucasus and Ukraine. Travelling without official permission, he observed peasants starving within sight of full granaries guarded by Soviet police.

    “At a railway station early one morning, I saw a line of people with their hands tied behind them, being herded into cattle trucks at gunpoint — all so silent and mysterious and horrible in the half light, like some macabre ballet,” he wrote. At one co-operative farm, described as an “oasis of prosperity in the collectivised wilderness”, he reported peasants kneeling in the snow, begging for a crust of bread.

  25. calli

    I have never had a Muslim man refuse to shake my hand.

    It must be my forceful personality. 😃

    Seriously though, this nonsense at Hurstville Boys must be nipped in the bud. If a student refuses to shake an honoured guest’s hand as he recieved a prize from the other, she should place the prize carefully on the floor, step back and watch him bend over to pick it up.

  26. Des Deskperson

    “Does anyone know what it costs the Australian Taxpayer to prop up the beggar (mendicant) states of South Australia and Tasmania?”

    Well, one indication of the extent to which the Australian taxpayer in genera props up these two is the percentage of State revenue that’s provided by the Commonwealth through GST payments and various other grants, some tied to specific State projects and initiatives.

    In 2016-17, it’s estimated that Commonwealth grants will provide around 56% of SA’s revenue and 65% of Tasmania’s.

    While I haven’t checked recently, IIRC the percentage of the eastern States’ annual revenue that’s from the Commonwealth grants is usually around 40%.

  27. calli

    Do these idiots sit around in a room dreaming this shit up?

    Yes.

    They may also recieve chemical assistance in their imaginings.

  28. stackja

    Summer snow on coldest February day in a decade

    Chanel Kinniburgh, Herald Sun
    36 minutes ago

    VICTORIA’S alpine region has been sprinkled with snow as a cold snap continues to sweep the state.

    Yesterday was the coldest February day on record since 2005, reaching a high of only 17C, nine degrees lower than the average temperature for this time of the year.

    Despite it being summer, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Buller all saw snowfall overnight with temperatures dropping as low as -2.2C.

  29. C.L.

    Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says the “time has come” for Australia to recognise Palestine, saying his deepest fear is the “drifting towards the disintegration and death of an independent Palestinian state,” which he warns would fuel new radicalisation in the Middle East.

    Oh that’s original. Give the Palestinians a state or they’ll kill people. Which they do anyway.
    You have one job at the UN, Kevin. Toilets. Concentrate on the toilets.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    Which reminds me stackja, I m probably a bit late with my winter crocus plantings. They would have received a boost yesterday, and may have even burst into flower.

  31. Rabz

    Who’s the (educations) department’s big cheese?

    Why, Mark “I Fail Upwards” Scott.

    Who appointed the useless imbecile to that comfy taxpayer funded sinecure?

    Why, none other than Mike “son of Bruce” Baird.

  32. candy

    Leftards call for white house psychiatrist to “monitor” Trump so they can get him removed on grounds of insanity.

    Going through all the steps to empeachment, I guess. Treason, insanity, looking for a crime.

  33. Tom

    The MSM wonders why people don’t trust it. Times via Oz:

    Surrounded by police and protesters, anti-immigrant Dutch populist Geert Wilders has kicked off his election campaign by calling Moroccans “scum” and vowing to “make the Netherlands ours again”.

    Oh, OK. He’s a racist.

    Except that’s not what he said:

    “There is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe,” he said on a visit to a market in a Rotterdam suburb late on Saturday.

    So the scum who are making the streets of Rotterdam unsafe are Morrocans.

    But the leftiod headline writer at the Oz and leftoid Matthew Campbell at The Times couldn’t care less about public safety in the Netherlands. They’d rather smear the country’s most popular politician as a waaaaayyyyyyycist.

    Leftists not only lie about everything all the time, but they’re a danger to the public because maintaining their mad narratives is more important than public safety.

  34. Rabz

    Leak nails it again.

    If Jay Jay “malapportionment” Weatherdill has achieved anything in his pointless existence it has been to make SA an even bigger laughing stock than it already was.

    An epic effort, to be sure.

  35. Rabz

    Tom, I got a laugh out of the Daily Fail referring to Wilders as “the controversial populist”.

  36. John64

    Leak nails it again.

    For once I thought the wonderful Mr Leak was a little wide of the mark.

    The cartoon is captioned “SOUTH AUSTRALIA AD 3017”.

    Based on the present rate of implementation of Windmill Weatherill’s renewable energy policies; I think “SOUTH AUSTRALIA AD 2067” is much more accurate.

  37. squawkbox

    I’ve worked in and visited a few muslim countries. I’ve seen a few taboos, for example you don’t sit next to an unaccompanied woman on a bus, but I’ve never encountered the refusal to shake hands with a woman. It’s just part of the perpetual “how far can we push the kufar?” game our local invaders play.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Wow! The Queen Mary 2 just sailed into town. Most impressive ship.

    Darn. Missed it. Will try to watch the sail out. Friends of ours are on it. The Queen Elizabeth is supposed to be in town at the same time, so it might be a great sight if they go together. Reminds of when we sailed down the Solent in the Queen Vic for QM2’s 10th birthday (before the new fit out) with all three Queens in procession. Vic is the smallest, so followed the other two and we were able to see them both all lit up, because it was dusk. Seeing the three from the shore must have been very impressive.

  39. Nick

    Scene: a Sydney Government school staff room

    Tracee: did you hear, a school allows boys not to shake hands with female guests?
    Jack: that’s an outrage, I’m tweeting Clem Ford right now, we need the sisters to fight this right wing patriarchy. It’s a disgusting consequence of am Abbott-Trump nexus of misogyny.
    Jon: erm, ladies, it concerns Muslim boys.
    Tracee and Jack: obviously an Islamaphobic story, who are we to judge other cultures and practices?

  40. calli

    Queen Mary 2 is just off Kangaroo Island, Lizzie.

    🛳🛳🛳

  41. calli

    Heh. Queen Vic is between Valpariso and Papeete and Queen Lizzie will be Auckland today.

    They can blow each other kisses across the Southern Ocean and the Pacific.

  42. stackja

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 46 minutes ago
    My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.

  43. .

    Leftards call for white house psychiatrist to “monitor” Trump so they can get him removed on grounds of insanity.

    Okay, let’s not have double standards – plastic Nancy Pelosi is actually senile.

    Impeach!

  44. calli #2302104, posted on February 20, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Do these idiots sit around in a room dreaming this shit up?

    Yes.

    They may also receive chemical assistance in their imaginings.

    Eddie Izzard “Mr. Dog” Sketch from Definite Article

  45. stackja

    Bills troughs a lasting animal care legacy

    Jamie Duncan, Herald Sun
    February 20, 2017 5:00am
    Subscriber only

    YOU can lead a horse to water and, thanks to Melbourne philanthropist George Bills, it can have a drink even if you can’t make it do so.

    George Bills and his wife Annis made their fortune in manufacturing but their legacy — hundreds of water troughs for horses and other animals all over Australia, and bequests to animal welfare agencies — still echo 90 years after Mr Bills died.

    George, known around old Melbourne as Joe, was born in Brighton, England, in 1859 and, after moving to New Zealand for a time, settled in Victoria in 1873.

  46. rafiki

    “How do you interpret “happening last night” in Sweden?”

    One might also ask: “how do you interpret terrorism?” If rape and sexual assault of white Swedes are acts of terrorism, it is a good guess that one occurred on any given ‘last night’.

  47. stackja

    Former Wantirna Heights school trashed by vandals

    Kimberley Seedy, Knox Leader
    February 20, 2017 12:00am

    ANOTHER abandoned Knox school has been trashed, with equipment destroyed, classrooms scrawled in graffiti and windows boarded up.

    The former Wantirna Heights School in Kingloch Parade, left vacant since it was closed in 2013, has become a target for vandals.

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Mr Doureihi and others criti­cised Yassmin Abdel-Magied for argu­ing through a “secular lens” and not having the required deep knowledge of Islam to prosecute her case.
    “Salams! Well, I am always happy to take feedback,” Ms Abdel-Magied wrote in response.
    “What specifically was problematic and how can I do better in the future inshallah? I am young, and willing to learn, inshallah. Trying to do the best with the platform I can, Allah willing.”
    Mr Doureihi famously refused to condemn Islamic State for indiscrimin­ate acts of violence, includ­ing against Muslims, and declined to use his platform to implor­e young Muslim men in particular from joining the terrorist group.

    .. with the platform she has. In other words, weaseling her way in to bring ‘true’ Islamic feminism to Australian living rooms. Taquia much?

  49. John64

    Gerbil wormening update – between 3cm and 5cm of snow fell at Victoriastan’s alpine resorts overnight.

  50. .

    Jesus H Christ don’t define sexual assault as terrorism – the left will now be pronouncing the west has a “terrorist culture”. For god’s sake don’t give them ideas.

  51. Frank

    You have one job at the UN, Kevin. Toilets. Concentrate on the toilets.

    Shit Czar.

  52. squawkbox

    You have one job at the UN, Kevin. Toilets. Concentrate on the toilets.

    Shit Czar.

    After five years complaint-free performance, we’ll give you a brush

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I think The Donald was deliberately speaking to the major Foxnews audience, who would have seen that excellent piece from an independent film-maker suggesting how PC and blinkered the Swedish people had become, due to a misplaced sense of their nation as somehow moral guardians of the Western values of freedom and liberty by taking in all claiming to be refugees. That such a deluded approach to Muslim invasions has ended up as mere PC virtue signaling is the point he wanted his followers to see him endorse. I doubt he cares much about how the left interpret his comments; he is not speaking to them.

  54. Tom

    Shit Czar.

    I’m so stealing that, Frank.

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    You have one job at the UN, Kevin. Toilets. Concentrate on the toilets.
    Shit Czar.
    After five years complaint-free performance, we’ll give you a brush

    hahaha. We’re currently renovating two bathrooms. I have two spare brushes which I am most happy to donate to such a worthy cause. He can have a choice. Or both. He like freebies so much.

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Shit Czar.
    I’m so stealing that, Frank.

    Yep. A new type of hound. He can live in that zoo which so far only has one animal.
    It was a Shit Zoo.

    *boom tish*

  57. Tom

    I think The Donald was deliberately speaking to the major Foxnews audience

    More than that, Lizzie. Paul Joseph Watson, delivered to us earlier via USSR, demonstrated how the howler monkey left, in trying to take down TrumpetyTrumpTrumpTrumpHitler, end up acting as his publicity agents:

    Paul Joseph WatsonVerified account
    ‏@PrisonPlanet

    4D chess once again from Trump. Create controversy over #SwedenIncident – force media to talk about Sweden’s multicultural hell.

  58. incoherent rambler

    Here in Dannograd, I am contemplating whether to switch on the central heating.
    Cold enough to freeze the nuts off a plough.

    Can someone ease my decision making and tell me the spot price for gas?

    Should I really fire up the gas? Today’s date coincides with February days that have been labelled red/black/ash.

  59. Frank

    I’m so stealing that, Frank.

    Feel free, it is more punchy than chief long drop liaison officer.

  60. JC

    I know, the place ought to be blown up and turned into a parking lot. But still….

    Saudi Arabia’s Samba Financial Group named Rania Mahmoud Nashar as chief executive officer, the second woman recruited for a top finance-industry position in recent days as the country undertakes unprecedented social and economic change.

    Nashar’s appointment is effective from today, according to a statement to the stock exchange on Sunday. She replaces Sajjad Razvi who resigned for personal reasons. On Thursday, NCB Capital Co. CEO Sarah Al Suhaimi was named the first woman to chair Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, the region’s largest.

    The appointments are significant for a country where the female unemployment rate is more than 34 percent and women aren’t allowed to drive. They also need a guardian’s consent to travel outside the country or marry. Change is starting to happen with the number of working women jumping 50 percent between 2010 and 2015, and more Saudi women entering male-dominated fields such as banking and engineering.

    Before joining NCB Capital, Al Suhaimi was chief investment officer at Jadwa Investment and a senior portfolio manager at Samba Financial Group. Her father, Jammaz Al Suhaimi, was the head of the Capital Market Authority, the market regulator, until 2006.

    The kingdom’s $439 billion stock exchange, which opened to foreigners in 2015, is seeking to attract more overseas investment as part of the country’s plans to diversify the economy away from oil.

    and

    It’s widely rumored that Saudi Arabia will soon permit women to walk dogs without the company of a man and maybe ride bicycles between the hours of 6am to 7:30am. It is not, however, believed that they will be permitted to drive automobiles yet, as they’ve demonstrated an unwillingness to grasp the concept of advanced machinery, thus far — according to Saudi officials.

  61. .

    It’s widely rumored that Saudi Arabia will soon permit women to walk dogs

    Is this a joke? Aren’t dogs haram?

    It is not, however, believed that they will be permitted to drive automobiles yet, as they’ve demonstrated an unwillingness to grasp the concept of advanced machinery, thus far — according to Saudi officials.

    Wise move.

  62. Tom

    Lizzie, speaking of Paul Joseph Watson, here’s some fun you may enjoy.

  63. incoherent rambler

    Unleash the angry heat, IR.

    I fear it may be hiding in the deep oceans.

  64. srr

    JC can you please visit m0nty, tie him to a chair, and make him watch this –

    Socialism Kills. Venezuela Is Hell.
    Stefan Molyneux

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UJlRRahNzw

    Feb 19, 2017

    Question: “Venezuela is hell; Death, hunger, sickness, and violence are galloping across the entire land. There are no prospects and no safety. Many are still hopeful for a change, but I don’t see it happening any time soon because of the level of entrenchment of the regime against an ineffectual opposition. Additionally, most people don’t even care to understand why we reached this sorry state. Do you really think the creative, intelligent Venezuelans should remain here to waste their lives?”
    __________

  65. JC

    Dot

    The Saudis do have a point. Complex machinery is not something you want ladies to be around or in control of. This comes up frequently at the Cat, but it’s not a debating point. The science is settled and the debate is over on this one.

  66. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I know, the place ought to be blown up and turned into a parking lot.

    Looks like the sistahood has been contracted for the job.

    Change is starting to happen with the number of working women jumping 50 percent between 2010 and 2015, and more Saudi women entering male-dominated fields such as banking and engineering.

    Just wait until social justice oil extraction comes to Ghawar.

  67. JC

    JC can you please visit m0nty, tie him to a chair, and make him watch this –

    USSR, I don’t have long enough rope, nor do I think it would sink in. Getting him to watch that vid would be like reading War&Peace to a dog. It just wouldn’t sink in.

  68. srr

    Gavin McInnes Retweeted
    Mark Dice ‏@MarkDice 24h24 hours ago

    Twitter just banned black conservative commentator #TommySotomayor @Tjsotomayor from Twitter. #FreeTommySotomayor

  69. C.L.

    Queen Mary 2

    It’s passable. I don’t like the lines of modern cruise liners; they’re too bow-heavy, what with the need to cram on more and more passengers.

    Queen Mary II.

    And the lovelier QEII.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #2302133, posted on February 20, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 46 minutes ago
    My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.

    Fucking hilarious.
    Two days ago the average Joe probably knew nothing about Sweden’s problems.
    This week the MSM will start airing a spirited defence of Swedish rapefugees, to which Joe will think …. “hmm … smoke = fire”

  71. incoherent rambler

    This week the MSM will start airing a spirited defence of Swedish rapefugees …

    Will that include Wikileaks personnel?

  72. Fisky

    Yes, Trump’s tactic of issuing an ambiguous statement or even a half lie that the Left quickly pounce on, it works every time.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One veteran was refused a mental health assistance dog because “his wife could do everything a dog could”.

    Another was told her post traum­atic stress disorder claim was false because she was pregnant and was suffering from depres­sion related to that instead.

    A third had to get his wife to secretl­y record his commander abusing him. The abuse related to his claim over being wrongly investi­gated and disciplined for alleged­ marijuana use in Afghanistan. He was also told he would end up as a “trolley pusher at Coles” if he didn’t follow directives from a Veterans’ Affairs staffer.

    These accounts, from veterans’ advocate Rod Thomp­son, are contained in one of more than 500 submissions lodged with an inquiry­ by the Senate standing committee on defence into suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel. They give a devastating insight into the mindset of, and difficulties facing, veterans trying to navigate assistance and compensation claims after they leave the Australian Defence Force.

    The flood of complaints has prompted some such as Mr Thompson to call for a royal commission into the treatment of veterans, given what he says is a life-threatening situation for many suffering ex-service­ personnel.

    Mr Thompson, a Gulf war veteran, said the Department of Veterans’ Affairs was “dysfunc­t­ion­al, feudal and under-­resourced’’.

    “There has been an alarming spike of suicides related to DVA. Many veterans are just giving up and going to Centrelink,” he said.

    From the Oz. A good friend of mine, since gone to God, was badly wounded in Viet Nam. He was later diagnosed with PTSD, of which one of the symptoms was an intense dislike of anybody of Asian appearance. Guess who sent him to an Asian psychiatrist for treatment?

  74. Snoopy

    Not only has Trump put Sweden’s ‘refugee’ disaster front and centre, he triggered and then exposed another outbreak of #FakeNews.

    #Winning

  75. stackja

    Zulu – DVA is continuing the ‘good’ work of the Repat Department.

  76. C.L.

    ABC Online ‘reports’ on all the Swedes making fun of Trump about Muslim violence they claim does not exist. Which is strange because this is from USA Today, two weeks ago:

    Alleged gang rape shown on Facebook shocks Sweden.

    Outrage and shock are spreading across Sweden over a case against three men of foreign origin arrested on suspicion of raping a woman and broadcasting it live on Facebook.

    Swedish authorities said Wednesday that the case against the unidentified men was “growing stronger” amid an increasing backlash against immigrants in a country that took in more asylum seekers per capita than any other nation in Europe last year…

    The alleged crime in the Scandinavian country, which has one Europe’s highest recorded rates of sexual assaults, was live-streamed on a private Facebook page accessible to about 60,000 people…

    “There’s been total outrage about this case in Sweden,” said Jerzy Sarnecky, a criminologist at Stockholm University.

  77. srr

    JC
    #2302183, posted on February 20, 2017 at 10:32 am

    JC can you please visit m0nty, tie him to a chair, and make him watch this –

    USSR, I don’t have long enough rope, nor do I think it would sink in. Getting him to watch that vid would be like reading War&Peace to a dog. It just wouldn’t sink in.

    Who mentioned rope?

    You don’t have to go the whole rusty barbed wire, five sufficiently tight cable ties will do … 😉

  78. C.L.

    Trump is the victim of his own unscripted style but he was clearly referring to a TV report last night, not a terrorist attack last night:

    “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden … Sweden … who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world.”

    Here is what he meant:

    “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look – last night on FOX – at what’s happening in Sweden … Sweden … who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world.”

  79. Snoopy

    It’s hilarious that the MSM immediately linked Trump’s Sweden comment to terrorism. Why did they do that I wonder? No one can plausibly argue that the MSM has any self awareness.

  80. Tel

    ABC Online ‘reports’ on all the Swedes making fun of Trump about Muslim violence they claim does not exist. Which is strange because this is from USA Today, two weeks ago …

    Trump is a master.

    The longer the argument goes back and forth, the more people will search for examples and more gets dug out into the open. At the end of it there will be lists of 100’s of incidents circulating around.

  81. srr

    Lauren Southern ‏@Lauren_Southern Feb 18

    Decided to escape Canada last night.
    Good luck with that Trudeau shit, I’m out.
    🙏🏻

    https://twitter.com/Lauren_Southern/status/832948667069849600

  82. Fisky

    Lol at the Left. Y’all got played, suckers!

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    as they’ve demonstrated an unwillingness to grasp the concept of advanced machinery

    Except when they’re doing engineering.

    Things are definitely improving.
    I guess at home they’ll soon be allowed to turn on the stove all by themselves.

  84. Tom

    The black dude is so cool about it too making it even funnier.

    Wow. The leftoid idiot running that segment just talked over his guest and when he insisted that the narrative he was running about Trump was fake news just cut him off and ended the segment. No wonder CNN is getting its arse kicked in the ratings — no deviation from the mad leftoid narrative will be tolerated.

    [Fox News, on the other hand, is swimming in leftoids who get a huge run every day — even hopeless wrongologists like Bob Beckel — but they are required to always make an argument, which they almost always lose. Hence the leftist totalitarian instinct to shout down opponents, who turn them into hopeless losers if they’re forced to argue.]

  85. JC

    This is going to be a fun presidential term. Broken plates, dint marks on the wall, broken chairs that were thrown, but at end of the day, it could turn out to be something special.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_FIRED_OFFICIAL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-02-19-10-19-29

  86. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    all the Swedes making fun of Trump about Muslim violence they claim does not exist

    Can only be good. The more they talk amongst themselves and dig on the net, the more informed they may become.

  87. incoherent rambler

    This is going to be a fun presidential term.

    Second that.

  88. thefrolickingmole

    The Australian league of J$w haters just [identified themselves – slight edit. Sinc]
    https://apanaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/statement_netanyahu_signatories_for_release_final.pdf

    Signatories
    Gavan Griffith QC, former Solicitor General
    The Honourable Murray Rutledge Wilcox, AO, QC, former Federal Court Judge
    Julian Burnside AO, QC
    John Karkar QC
    Paul Heywood Smith QC
    Claire O’Connor SC
    Janet Holmes-à-Court, AC
    Jon Stanhope, ACT Chief Minister 2001-2011
    The Hon Alan Griffin, former Labor Minister
    The Hon Melissa Parke, former federal member for Fremantle and lawyer for the United Nations in Gaza
    Jill Hall, Former member for Shortland
    Laurie Ferguson, Former member for Werriwa
    Hon. Sandra Kanck, Former Member of the South Australian Legislative Council
    Ms Miriam Margolyes OBE, Actor
    2
    Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah, Writer and academic
    Sara Dowse, Writer
    Samah Sabawi, Author, Playwright and PhD candidate Victoria University
    Bishop George Browning, Former Anglican Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, APAN President
    Rev Gregor Henderson AM, Past President, Uniting Church in Australia
    Associate Professor Peter Slezak, Independent Australian Jewish Voices
    Dr Peter Manning, journalist, academic and author
    Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AM, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
    Ms Wendy Turner, Founding and Executive member of Australia Palestine Advocacy Network
    Professor Bassam Dally, The University of Adelaide
    Professor Mohamad Abdalla, University of South Australia
    Jo Jordan, Presiding Clerk, for The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia
    Christina Wilcox, filmmaker
    Sara Saleh, media commentator and human rights activist
    Dr Jacinda Woodhead, Editor, Overland magazine
    Michael Brull, New Matilda columnist
    Associate Professor Halim Rane, Griffith University
    Dr Marcelo Svirsky, Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
    Associate Professor Deborah Zion
    Associate Professor Barbara Baird, Flinders University
    Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
    Professor Terri-ann White, The University of Western Australia
    Professor John Langmore, University of Melbourne
    Associate Professor Ahmad Shboul AM, University of Sydney
    David Zyngier, Senior Lecturer, Monash University
    Venerable Dr Erica Mathieson, Anglican Archdeacon of North Canberra
    Hana Assafiri, Restaurateur and social justice advocate
    Sister Susan Connelly, Member, Sisters of St Joseph
    Father Claude Mostowik MSC, President Pax Christi Australia
    Revd James Barr, Past Moderator, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Connexion in Victoria
    Ibrahim Ayshan, President, General Union of Palestinian Workers- Australia
    Rev Harry Kerr, Convenor, Pax Christi Victoria
    Dr. Mahmoud Abu Arab, Clinical Psychologist
    Issa Shaweesh, businessman
    David Forde, Pride of Australia Medal 2014
    Dr Kevin Bray, Chair, Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine
    Harry Wallace, Director, Major Issues and Theology Foundation
    Annette Brownlie, Chair, Just Peace Qld Inc.
    Helen Rainger, President, Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network
    Nasser Mashni, Australians for Palestine
    Hilmi Dabbagh, Coordinator, Australian Palestinian Professionals Network
    Assoc Prof Jon Jureidini Vice President Australian Friends of Palestine Association
    Dr Vacy Vlazna, Coordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters
    Cathy Peters, Convenor, Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine
    Jamil Batshoun- President, The Australian Palestinian Club
    Bashir Sawalha, President of Australian Palestinian Graduates Club

  89. Gab

    as they’ve demonstrated an unwillingness to grasp the concept of advanced machinery

    Clearly no Thermomixes in Saudi Arabia then.

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Trump fired an advisor he appointed?

    Tough times call for tough decisions. If you are not with the program, you shouldn’t be working on the program. I think it very much in the style of Da Hairy Irish Ape, for whom I cook such lovely dinners. Such toughness (and I don’t mean coping with my food) is part of the reason for his success.

    Actually, Trump’s ‘firing’ in this case was only a demotion back from whence this ‘advisor’ and his policy wanking came, to a defense university where he no doubt feels more at home.

  91. Infidel Tiger

    Another day in Australia and yet another national ban campaign under way. “Junk food” in the gun today.

    Credit to Karl Stefanovic who asked some wowser to define it and the xunt froze like a chicken nugget at the processing plant.

  92. Nick

    Clearly no Thermomixes in Saudi Arabia then.

    Hommous, the old fashioned way.

  93. Nick

    Mole, as I said yesterday, the irony is, the only place they could say what they felt, unpunished, in the ME, especially Margoyles, a lesbian, is Israel.

  94. Andrew

    Yeah OK I’m paying the Sweden thing as a carelessly worded reference to the Faux News report from last night rather than an event of last night.

    Of course this also rewards the balanced meeja (Faux have virulently anti Trump people on, anti Trump but non insane presenters as well as cheerleaders). Faux gets a free ad and infinite views of its little known Sweden special. And Clinton News Network is again left to screech FakeNews the next day.

    Don’t tell me the Kenyan didn’t reward the meeja for favourable coverage. (And yes I’ve watched a lot of US Faux while OS the last month.)

  95. Leigh Lowe

    You have one job at the UN, Kevin. Toilets. Concentrate on the toilets.

    Shit Czar.

    Please, please.
    It’s UN Special Rapporteur de Merde, if you don’t mind.

  96. JC

    It’s the cheapest business sector in the world at the moment. It trades at around 7times earnings while the rest of of the market is at around 17 times forward earnings.

    It’s potentially a very good investment from a dividend perspective. Now Mr. Integrity is getting in on it.

    For the second time in six months, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will invest billions of dollars into the US airline industry.

    In total, Buffett’s investment in American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines totals nearly $US10 billion.

    The move showed a stunning change of heart for Buffett, who as recently as 2013 referred to the US airline industry as a “deathtrap for investors.”

    However, it is the consistency of Buffett’s investment in America’s big four airlines — $US2.1 billion in American, $US2.2 billion in United, $US2.4 billion in Southwest, and $US3 billion in Delta — that’s most enlightening.

    It’s indicative of the overall strength of the US airline industry and — from the perspective of consumer — the lack of product offerings.

    Over the past decade, the landscape of the airline industry in the US has changed greatly. All four airlines have reported record profits, over the fast two years, buoyed post-financial crisis capacity discipline, depressed labour costs, and cheap oil.

    There are also fewer competitors in the domestic market to contend with.

    In the year 2000, the sky was filled with names such as America West, US Airways, TWA, AirTran, Continental, ATA, and Northwest Airlines. By 2016, all of these brands had disappeared by being merged into or acquired by the Big Four.

    As a result, apart from boutique airlines (Virgin American, JetBlue), regional brands (Alaska, Hawaiian), and ultra-low cost carriers (Spirit, Frontier) on the fringe, the Big Four only have to contend with themselves.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    The longer the argument goes back and forth, the more people will search for examples and more gets dug out into the open. At the end of it there will be lists of 100’s of incidents circulating around.

    Precisely my point earlier, Tel.
    People who didn’t know where Sweden was last Friday will have firmly planted in their mind by next Friday that it is the rapefugee capital of the world and Ninth Circus Court judges are going to bring the very same to a town near you.

  98. Snoopy

    The Bureau of Meteorology is relieved to have it’s first cyclone of the Australian season after predicting an above average number of cyclones this year. Tropical Cyclone Alfred is “is forecast to weaken in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria prior to landfall during Tuesday”.

    Alfred is described as:

    Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.

    Tropical cyclones are defined by BoM as:

    low pressure systems that form over warm tropical waters and have gale force winds (sustained winds of 63 km/h or greater and gusts in excess of 90 km/h) near the centre.

    A cynic might think BoM has its finger on the scale.

  99. Andrew

    I had a bloke claim that there were no terrorists from the 7 countries. I said it was FakeNews – there had been over 70 attackers or terrorism offence arrests among those nationals. But he just couldn’t grasp that – the number zero appeared on Clinton News Network and he simply concluded I had been misled. Presumably a list of 70 people and their nationalities was just imagined.

    This was an intelligent person but suffering RETARD.

  100. Snoopy

    The Australian league of J$w haters just [identified themselves

    We’re gonna need a lot more piano wire.

  101. Andrew

    Alfred is described as:

    Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour

    Oh the huge manatee!

    At least it’s not aimed at Adelaide.

  102. Delta A


    Queen Mary 2

    It’s passable

    It’s pretty darned impressive when sitting in front of the balcony.

  103. Rabz

    Antonio Jones Jr ($416,222) receives the latest instructions from ALPBC management.

  104. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 5h5 hours ago

    Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined.

    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/833407939524300800

  105. Leigh Lowe

    Credit to Karl Stefanovic who asked some wowser to define it and the xunt froze like a chicken nugget at the processing plant.

    I heard something similar on radio the fourth last time this bleat got a run.
    The SJW wowser was in full flight demanding labelling and neon sign warnings and … someone interrupted and asked, “wouldn’t this be really expensive for a family run fish and chip or kebab shop to comply with?”
    Crickets …
    Of course, the silence meant what couldn’t be said “I really only mean to fuck over Maccas, KFC and Coca Cola …”
    The inclusion of “kebab shop” in the question was a masterstroke.

  106. Diogenes

    Change is starting to happen with the number of working women jumping 50 percent between 2010 and 2015, and more Saudi women entering male-dominated fields such as banking and engineering.

    From 2 to 3 perhaps ? I love it when people use percentages and don’t give a real number.

  107. srr

    Were Migrant Assaults on New Year’s “Fake News”?
    Rebel Media

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_9xgAqXQUM

    Lauren Southern of TheRebel.media says that one hoax story from Frankfurt doesn’t negate the reality of rapes across Europe.
    ..
    Bailey T. Steen 💋 ‏@LordBaelish643 Feb 17

    I won’t lie, even @Lauren_Southern’s SJW persona is a cutie ❤

  108. Tom

    Paywallian:

    BlueScope Steel chief Paul O’Malley has warned of a national “energy catastrophe” as power and gas prices rise, saying businesses and consumers are set to be seriously out of pocket.

    He has called for a set number of coal and gas power stations to provide baseload power and questioned whether a gas reservation policy is needed to counter Queensland LNG exports he says may not be in the national interest.

    “If we don’t address security and affordability today, it will be very difficult for business in Australia to maintain its cost competitiveness,” Mr O’Malley said after delivering a strong first half profit.

    BlueScope Steel’s (BSL) first-half profit surged by almost 80 per cent, prompting the nation’s largest steelmaker by output to increase its half-year dividend and announce a $150 million share buyback.

    Mr O’Malley said gas was a cleaner alternative to fuel as coal was phased out but what was available was being “hoovered up and sent overseas”, resulting in price hikes and potential shortages.

    “If there is gas in Australia and we say it can go overseas, and we don’t have any baseload generation, I think we are going to have an energy catastrophe in Australia,” he said.

    Mr O’Malley said the current review being undertaken by chief scientist Alan Finkel was the best chance in a decade to have a conversation about tackling the nation’s growing energy problems.

    “We need a baseload energy target on every side of every interconnector in the country,” he said.

    “There needs to be a set number of coal and baseload or peaking gas units, then we can add in as much renewables as we need, but that system needs to be as stable as possible so when the wind or sun stops the grid doesn’t fall.”

    The steel boss said no one was talking about the extent that power prices were rising.

    “The hip pocket cost to energy, large and small and to consumers is going to be substantial,” he said.

    Mr O’Malley said too many LNG export trains had been built at Gladstone at too a high a cost and that, while reservation was a “dirty word” in Australia, there needed to be a policy that recognised the nation needed affordable gas.

    “Many people argue that (Queensland LNG export) is a great thing but I query whether increasing the energy cost to all businesses in Australia is actually in the national interest,” he said.

    “Price increases are running out of control because there is not a policy to ensure competitiveness of supply and competitiveness among suppliers.”

  109. Leigh Lowe

    all the Swedes making fun of Trump about Muslim violence they claim does not exist

    That snickering will feature in the next Swedish election campaign.

  110. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    Clearly no Thermomixes in Saudi Arabia then.

    Maybe not but after the Italians it is the Lebanese in the buy-the-most-Thermomix stakes

  111. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    The Australian league of J$w haters just [identified themselves – slight edit. Sinc]

    All those perfessers – my illiterate hard-working Italian dad had it right I think when he said about going to university: they go in smart and come out stupid.

  112. incoherent rambler

    This popped up –

    Liberty Quote
    Parliamentarians, like cattle, may sometimes go astray, but elections held every three or four years seem to act as a reliable prod to jolt them back on to the straight and narrow.
    — Nick Cater

    What a load of bull!

    Eh Nick – The last one put Malintent onto the straight and narrow ?
    Or half term Tony or the waxeater or the droner?
    Or Vicorruptograd onto the straight and narrow ?
    Or any of the state governments onto the straight and narrow ?

    Dick.

  113. C.L.

    I see Karl Stefanovic has traded in wifey for a model 15 years younger.

  114. Zatara

    I had a bloke claim that there were no terrorists from the 7 countries. I said it was FakeNews – there had been over 70 attackers or terrorism offense arrests among those nationals. But he just couldn’t grasp that

    Actually, the number appears to be at least 72 terror convictions, not mere arrests, from those 7 countries.

    Somalia – 20
    Yemen – 19
    Iraq – 19
    Syria – 7
    Iran – 4
    Libya – 2

    At least 17 claimed to be “refugees” and 3 were “students”.

  115. Snoopy

    Typhoon Category 1 (Hong Kong): Sustained winds at centre 118-149 kmh

    Hurricane Category 1 (US): Sustained winds at centre 119-153 kmh

    Tropical Cyclone Category 1 (BoM): Sustained winds at centre 63-88 kmh

    What BoM calls a Cat 1 cyclone is a tropical storm in Hong Kong and the US.

  116. C.L.

    Three weeks ago in the Daily Mail:

    First picture of 6ft tall ’15-year-old Somali boy’ who ‘stabbed to death’ Swedish social worker in child migrant centre as he appears in court charged with her murder.

    Six-foot tall, the ‘child’ accused of murdering a Swedish aid worker appeared in court today.

    Somali-born Youssaf Khaliif Nuur, ‎charged with murdering Alexandra Mezher, 22, towered over his translator as he walked into the courtroom in Gothenburg.

  117. C.L.

    Any guesses about what might be discussed tonight on Q&A?

  118. Infidel Tiger

    Deranged economics commentator Alan Kohler is today blaming buyer’s agents and mortgage brokers for the housing affordability crisis. And in true Australian style he wants more regulation.

    He refuses to believe supply is part of the problem.

  119. JC can you please visit m0nty, tie him to a chair, and make him watch this –

    Socialism Kills. Venezuela Is Hell.
    Stefan Molyneux

    I find that guy painful to watch, srr. The perfect punishment for Muttley! 😀

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