Thursday Forum: March 16, 2017

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  1. Atoms for Peace

    Mooching through

  2. Beef

    Blot just can’t shut up. What an arrogant arsehole.

    Came to a gunfight with a hankie. He was out gunned by a guy with sharp talk and numbers. Blurt had no idea if it was accurate or fake news.

    Carried the one.

  3. Rabz

    The Waffler’s Snowy Mountains brain fart – the Wonthaggi desal plant writ large.

  4. Atoms for Peace

    Koala. Don’t feel bad . I used the Kobayashi Maru hack on the Cat. Rules don’t count anymore.

  5. rickw

    I sometimes wonder WTF is wrong with blot.

  6. Rohan

    The snowy scheme is a perpetual motion machine.

    It defies all engineering realities. It is an absurd waste of money.

  7. Beef

    rickw, agree with you on Blurt. He perhaps is trying too hard to be everything to everybody, pleasing nobody.

  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bolt is Dutch.
    I rest my case.
    😆

  9. rickw

    The Waffler’s Snowy Mountains brain fart – the Wonthaggi desal plant writ large.

    His stupidity is almost beyond description. What a ‘tard. Let’s not forget the ‘tards that put him there either.

  10. notafan

    Good point Stimp.

    I haven’t watched Bolt forever, his overtalking made me crazy.

  11. calli

    Forgot something.

    I dedicate this new thread to concritters, steel fixers and formworkers.

    The trades no one wants to do.

  12. Stimpson J. Cat

    I claim this thread on behalf of the Aut Right!

  13. Muddy

    IslamoFAUXbia. HomoFAUXbia. Soemthing else with FAUX in the middle of it. Clear as Muddy? I rest my suitcase. Piece out.

  14. King Koala

    Pizzagate is going to explode. A journalist investigating it, David Seaman, is worried he will be assassinated as Andrew Breitbart was. Another journalist investigating it had his car rammed today.

  15. Muddy

    Some spelling might be decent. Nah. Fo knews.

  16. Jimmy the Boy

    leigh sales,
    That interview was just downright rude and obnoxious. What a bitch.

  17. King Koala

    “People say J ews are too powerful, we’re too strong, we’re too rich, we control the media, we’ve too much this, we’ve too much that and we often apologetically deny our strength and our power. Don’t do that, don’t do that! We have earned the right to influence public debate!”

    – Alan Dershowitz

    http://www.eutimes.net/2017/03/it-is-our-right-to-influence-and-control-america-with-the-media-dershowitz/

  18. Tom

    I just turned off Blot after Margot Kingston’s mad sister (Gay Alcorn) arrived to defend the communist civilisation-wreckers of the Filth. It’s only compassion to have them all put down with a needle.

    I blame 27 years without a technical recession.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Free trade:

    VIDEO-Kid Rock Blasts Imported Grills With Shotgun: ‘In Your Face, China’

    I think I like the idea of launching a Chinese BBQ into the sky using a trebuchet, then blasting it with a shotgun. Cool.

    Hmmm, if I used that trebuchet to launch a Weber into the sky the same way, then videoed it, I could get another UFO sighting article onto the Daily Express! Memo to self, buy a trebuchet on Ebay.

  20. Atoms for Peace

    Stimp. Your top button is undone. Just move a tad to the right so that I can see the picture behind you.

  21. King Koala

    A UN agency has declared Israel to be an aparthied state.

    https://archive.is/bNWMS

  22. Geriatric Mayfly

    Could the engineers have worked out that by taking the water up to 680 metres via a gentle gradient, following carefully selected contours will do the trick? Just as roads follow the path of least resistance in alpine areas. Those water pumps will find the work less onerous, and therefore consume less “off-peak” power. Winner.

  23. King Koala

    P izzagate is going to explode. A journalist investigating it, David Seaman, is worried he will be assassinated as Andrew Breitbart was. Another journalist investigating it had his car rammed today.

  24. King Koala

    Why is p izzagate a censored word on the Cat?

  25. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimp. Your top button is undone. Just move a tad to the right so that I can see the picture behind you.

    I meant metaphorically.
    You Normies are so f☆cking literal.
    😆

  26. zyconoclast

    The Waffler’s Snowy Mountains brain fart – the Wonthaggi desal plant writ large.
    His stupidity is almost beyond description. What a ‘tard. Let’s not forget the ‘tards that put him there either.

    Leigh Sales handing clown Frydenberg his arse.

    There will be no Hydro expansion. No costings, no funding, no plans. no design.
    Its a talking point to carry Maocolm to the next election. They will spend $100M investigating.
    At the best it will be 2022 before anything will happen.
    Maocolm will be assign to the dust bin of history and this can join all the very fast trainproposals.

    For $2B they could build a modern coal fired power station.
    It would be easier for Maocolm to swallow a yard glass of vomit than say the word coal.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why is p izzagate a censored word on the Cat?

    Because of me.

  28. Atoms for Peace

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Trump told the UN to vacate prime NYC real estate and offer a new setup at the Mexican Border

  29. Baldrick

    37th Battalion A.I.F

    Grieve, Robert Cuthbert (1889–1957)
    In the afternoon of 7 June 1917 at the battle of Messines, Grieve’s company was in position on the 37th Battalion’s left flank. In front of its objective lay a thick band of wire and as the company ran through several gaps it came under intense fire from a German pillbox. An attempt to mortar this strong point was unsuccessful. Grieve, the only unwounded officer in ‘A’ Company, decided to attack the pillbox alone. Taking a supply of Mills bombs he dashed forward, taking cover wherever possible. His well-aimed grenades silenced some of the gunners, allowing him time to reach the nearby trench and bomb the rest of the machine-gun crew. His company was then able to advance and had scarcely gained its objective when a sniper’s bullet severely wounded Grieve in the shoulder. He was the first member of the 3rd Division to win the Victoria Cross.

  30. Atoms for Peace

    Stimp. Made you look.

  31. .

    King Koala
    #2328488, posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    P izzagate is going to explode. A journalist investigating it, David Seaman, is worried he will be assassinated as Andrew Breitbart was. Another journalist investigating it had his car rammed today.

    Oh yes, imminent arrests!

    Where are they now?

    Wow. The conspiracy operates at many levels!

    While in high school, Breitbart worked as a pizza delivery driver; he sometimes delivered to celebrities such as Judge Reinhold.[16] He earned a B.A. in American studies from Tulane University in 1991, graduating with “no sense of [his] future whatsoever.”[17] His early jobs included a stint at cable channel E! Entertainment Television, working for the company’s online magazine, and some time in film production.[12]

    I’m scared of the alt right and 4 chan now. Maybe p$ddobear wasn’t a joke after all!

  32. zyconoclast

    Why is p izzagate a censored word on the Cat?/I>

    because the controllers don’t like p izza.
    too down market for their tastes.

  33. Gab

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to have politicians who put service to the country ahead of ambition.

  34. John64

    Ralph Blewitt has been charged with 31 counts of fraud, 1 for each of the 31 bogus AWUWRA invoices sent to and paid by Thiess.

    Interesting that the WA Rozzers would lay these charges just days before the new (ALP) Minister for Police is to be sworn in when presumably one of his/her first tasks would be to intervene and make sure the whole sordid mess is disappeared down the forgettery, just as the Marxist Dictatorship has successfully done in Victoriastan.

  35. Baldrick

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to have politicians who put service to the country ahead of ambition.

    You couldn’t call them politicians then Gab. You’d have to come up with another name that didn’t mean cockhead.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ah Mr McCain, you’ve done it again.

    McCain: Rand Paul Is ‘Working for Vladimir Putin’

    You have to say that John McCain has not exactly covered himself with glory since 20 January.
    Perhaps a comfy palace somewhere, with the offer of a lifetime supply of free frozen pizza, will gently ease him into retirement.

  37. King Koala

    dot, pedophilia is a disgusting crime. Why are you so opposed to possible pedophilia being investigated?

  38. chrisl

    Calli
    I dedicate this new thread to concritters, steel fixers and formworkers.

    The trades no one wants to do.
    All the trades are the trades no one wants to do!
    I predict in ten years houses will be 100% made in China and assembled by Chinese guestworkers

  39. My slice and dice of the Weatherill/Tesla affair here for those keen:

    https://themarcusreview.com/2017/03/15/i-cant-love-you-in-the-dark/

    It’s time to do a financial recap. Under Weatherill’s plan:

    – up to $150 million will be spent to provide battery storage to up to 15,000 homes for four hours in an emergency; and

    – $360 million will be spent to not provide gas power for up to 10% of the State’s total energy needs.

    Let’s all take a moment to bask in the intelligence that’s oozing everywhere from this.

    Of course, the above figures all assume that Weatherill can stay within budget. Is anyone seriously considering betting the under on that one?

  40. .

    No one is stopping them.

    P$$$a gate, on the other hand, is proven BS.

  41. Tom

    You have to say that John McCain has not exactly covered himself with glory since 20 January.

    He’s the Amanda Vanstone of American politics. Someone should tell him his pussy is showing … and it’s not pretty.

  42. MsDolittle

    P izzagate is going to explode. A journalist investigating it, David Seaman,

    Oh, come now.

  43. Gab

    With new coal-fired power plants, can anyone remember if the governments (state/fed) pay for the construction or is it done via private enterprise? (It’s been so long since a new plant was built I just can’t remember who pays).

  44. Atoms for Peace

    Marcus. You haven’t factored in that mathematics, economics and rationality haven’t been sighted in SA parliament for decades. More chance of finding a Tassie Tiger.

  45. Mark A

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2328487, posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Could the engineers have worked out that by taking the water up to 680 metres via a gentle gradient, following carefully selected contours will do the trick? Just as roads follow the path of least resistance in alpine areas. Those water pumps will find the work less onerous, and therefore consume less “off-peak” power. Winner.

    680M is 680M
    We have 12 stage pumps that can pump to 720M for de-watering mines but they only do 10Litres/second at that head.
    Good enough for mines with minor water problems but that performance would be laughable for a hydro situation.

    I imagine that at the volume required they would employ multiple stages of pumping.
    That bloke was talking about 20% loss just for the pumping alone.

    I missed the first ten minutes of Bolt, he doesn’t think his questions and plan of attack trough.
    I don’t expect him to be full bottle on every technical issue, nobody can, but he should have listened politely and made clear that the next available time he will call an expert to confirm or refute the claims made.

    I’m sure that would have made a better impression.
    But Bolt is Bolt, full of himself.

  46. Atoms for Peace

    Gab. What rational investors would want to touch fossil fueled based energy generation in Australia. Sovereign Risk is NOT a renewable resource and we are burning through that.

  47. Sydney Boy

    FMD – Turnbull actually sounded half-reasonable talking about the Snowy Hydro expansion on The Project.

  48. wivenhoe

    Oh, come now.

    Very good, MsD.

  49. srr

    Clayton 🇺🇸‏
    @Null_Fizeau

    @Cernovich “the golden goose of triggers”

    Holy Mother of Mary – I just inadvertently discovered to golden goose of all TRIGGERS!

    Stay with me Pedes. Let me preface this by saying I have friends that are cucks. I don’t hold it against them. I tend to believe they will come to their senses one day.

    So I am talking with one of my cuck friends that is a Facebook shill reposting a bunch of Huffington articles. I was talking to him about his kids and school and which school they are going to attend because they go to private schools. He starts talking shit about Trump and Betsy DeVos and how they are going to ruin the school systems. And I say, “well you made your decision to go to private schools long before Trump and DeVos had any influence.” He chuckles sheepishly and says the public schools in his area suck.

    So I give him a little shit and say, “Oh yeah, so you are all about open borders as long as those kids don’t go to the same schools as your kids.”

    AND THEN I SAY THE MAGIC WORDS:
    “Fake American”

    And this guy that I knew and loved absolutely loses his shit on me. I am talking epic meltdown. I thought at one point he was literally going to attack me.

    I don’t know what it is with the left and that label “fake.” They really really hate it. I mean #fakenews is driving them f-ing insane.

    So I walked away from that conversation not really realizing I had stumbled onto something. I told my based wife and she laughed at his meltdown. Then, I told …

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5zovs7/holy_mother_of_mary_i_just_inadvertently/

  50. Tel

    Of course, the above figures all assume that Weatherill can stay within budget. Is anyone seriously considering betting the under on that one?

    How’s that Adelaide hospital going?

  51. Joe

    Gab. What rational investors would want to touch fossil fueled based energy generation in Australia. Sovereign Risk is NOT a renewable resource and we are burning through that.

    Thus driving private investors out the field and leaving it clear for the new nationalised power industry as created by pollies, for pollies with pollies mates to reap the rewards.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sounds great.

    Dutch elections: Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wilders beaten

    Why are Turks in Holland anyway?
    Especially when they seem to behave like barbarians.
    #gatesofvienna1683

  53. cohenite

    Gab

    #2328512, posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    With new coal-fired power plants, can anyone remember if the governments (state/fed) pay for the construction or is it done via private enterprise? (It’s been so long since a new plant was built I just can’t remember who pays).

    Kogan Creek 2007. Paid for privately.

  54. Atoms for Peace

    Sydney Boy. Turnball has kicked that hydro tin can so far down the road that it will also relic when discovered. And, no I don’t watch Waffles on the telly.
    He brings out language that I associate with Gillard or Rudd appearances

  55. Atoms for Peace

    Cohenite. 2007 ..The year Kevni was elected. Nuff said.
    Would you stump up for a coal fired power station in OZ?

  56. Gab

    Thanks, Cohenite. I was just curious to know how much it costs to construct and run a coal fueled power plant, which can last over fifty years vs the brain fart that Musk has come up with in terms of dollars & longevity & capacity.

  57. Tel

    Gab. What rational investors would want to touch fossil fueled based energy generation in Australia. Sovereign Risk is NOT a renewable resource and we are burning through that.

    Exactly the same applies to investment in solar cells… sovereign risk could go any which way, that’s what makes it risky.

    Otherwise they would call it “sovereign predictability”.

  58. Gab

    But yeah, it’s a moot point as no one will ever build another power plant in Australia.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mark A. That’s fairly definitive – 680m is 680m. No wriggle room at all. Oh well. Back to the drawing board. Just trying to help The Waffler out with his water up water down conundrum.

  60. Snoopy

    If Turnbull had any gonads, he’d announce tonight that he’s pulling the submarine contract from SA due to the indisputable inability of the state to support the project.

    Mr Wong is on his knees. Time for a bit of tap dancing.

  61. jupes

    Good fightback from the Aussies.

  62. John64

    Mr Wong is on his knees.

    I’ve just seen the clip. Astonishing. There was a wildness in Weatherill’s eyes. He’s on the verge of a breakdown.

  63. Ubique

    The Turks are everywhere in Europe as countries such as Germany, Holland, Spain, France and Italy are short of able-bodied workers. Their own were aborted at public expense a couple of decades ago.

  64. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good fightback from the Aussies.

    Hehe…

    “I’ve never seen a wicket that’s looked quite as dark as that one is,” Smith said yesterday. “It looks like there’s mud sort of rolled together.

    Needs a few antipersonnel mines and some caltrops to be perfect for the Indians.

    LIVE: Smith leads Aussie recovery

  65. stackja

    ALP/Dems have friends who ‘bury’ scandals. Clintons/BS!

  66. Rohan

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2328487, posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Could the engineers have worked out that by taking the water up to 680 metres via a gentle gradient, following carefully selected contours will do the trick? Just as roads follow the path of least resistance in alpine areas. Those water pumps will find the work less onerous, and therefore consume less “off-peak” power. Winner.

    Mark A is correct about the head requirements of pumping up 680m. If you lengthen the path by going up a gentle slope you lengthen the pipe. Therefore increases friction losses. That has to be factored in.

    In addition this plan relies on other sources of energy to pump off peak. The snowy scheme won’t generate enough power to self sustain itself in an endless loop of water. If it did then this is the first true perpetual motion machine. I’d hazard an guess (without crunching numbers) that turbine efficiency losses, pump losses, transmission losses, friction losses etc means that you’d only be able to pump a maximum of 40-50% of the water used to generate the electricity, per pass. Ludicrous.

  67. King Koala

    All the trades are the trades no one wants to do for piss poor pay and no guarantee of long term employment

    Fixed that for you.

  68. Rabz

    will be assigned to the dust bin of history and this can join all the very fast train proposals

    Buried in the same swampland outside Adelaide as the multifunctionopolis.

  69. Cradock's Choice

    MsDolittle
    #2328511, posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    P izzagate is going to explode. A journalist investigating it, David Seaman,

    Oh, come now.

    You win the internet for the week.

  70. jupes

    The Turks are everywhere in Europe as countries such as Germany, Holland, Spain, France and Italy are short of able-bodied workers.

    You don’t need to be Nostradamus to see where this is headed. A short history lesson:

    Stage 1, 1938: Ethnic Germans in Czechoslovakia committed acts of sabotage on the behest of the Nazis prompting a Czech government reaction. This was then used as an excuse by Hitler to march into Czechoslovakia and take it over.

    Stage 2, 1939 – 1945: War

    Stage 3, 1945: Czechoslovakia (and many other European nations) deport all their ethnic Germans – millions of them.

    Now if the Europeans want to avoid stage 2, they should jump straight to stage 3. Otherwise it’s not going to work out too well for them.

  71. Texas Jack

    Turnbull, desperate to get ahead of Shorten and Weatherknucklhead on how to sandbag the RET, with the flouro vest on photographed at Snowy Hydro reminded me why Thatcher was such an amazing lady; “If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

  72. jupes

    Well done Maxwell. First test 50 but more importantly he has been part of a 100 run partnership just as it was needed.

  73. Snoopy

    Mark A is correct about the head requirements of pumping up 680m

    Convert the water into steam with big magnifying glass. Let it rise up the pipe. Condense it at the top.

    Simples.

  74. Tel

    All the trades are the trades no one wants to do for piss poor pay and no guarantee of long term employment

    That’s known as the “disutility of work” and it balances out against the gain in utility from getting paid for work.

    If you find not many people interested in doing your work, that’s because you aren’t paying enough. Pretty simple stuff.

  75. Boambee John

    From the old thread

    Mater at 1802,

    I recall reading a comment by a greenie some years ago, to the effect that finding a source of cheap, green, energy for the world would be worse than giving a loaded machine gun to a child.

    It was never about the environment. See john constantine’s posts for the back story. Hint, it is all about power for the select few.

  76. Rabz

    FFS, the cricket commentary is abominable.

  77. .

    MsDolittle
    #2328511, posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    P izzagate is going to explode. A journalist investigating it, David Seaman,

    Oh, come now.

    Don’t forget Breitbart himself used to courier the victims to celebrities.

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    “If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Turnbull to a T.
    Quick, Sancho! I need the next thoughtbubble!

  79. Rabz

    Convert the water into steam with big magnifying glass. Let it rise up the pipe. Condense it at the top.

    Simples.

    Snoops, you are a scientistic genius.

  80. Infidel Tiger

    We who have been calling for Maxwell’s recall for the last two years look rather smart.

  81. rickw

    Mark A is correct about the head requirements of pumping up 680m. If you lengthen the path by going up a gentle slope you lengthen the pipe. Therefore increases friction losses. That has to be factored in.

    If the pump / motor combo is 50% efficient and the turbine / generator is 70% efficient then you’ve wasted a lot of energy to avoid doing the obvious thing which is to burn more coal or gas as required.

  82. Ripper

    You have to say that John McCain has not exactly covered himself with glory since 20 January.

    I’d say he hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory since 1969

    I reckon the world dodged a missile in 2008

  83. jupes

    FFS, the cricket commentary is abominable.

    On the tele or the Cat?

  84. Atoms for Peace

    Tel. Let’s substitute the term sovereign risk for sovereign rationality. Australia is sucking fumes on the latter.

  85. Roger

    Serious question:

    What does Shebah or the other emerging female only ride sharing business do with driver applicants who are trans-gender (i.e. biologically male but identifying as female)?

    My best guess is they deny them approval.

    If so, where’s the SJW outrage?

    Heck, where’s Prof. Triggs and the HRC?

  86. rickw

    Dutch elections: Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wilders beaten

    The muzzies are going to get fucked up beyond all comprehension at their own request.

  87. Ripper

    Ralph Blewitt has been charged with 31 counts of fraud, 1 for each of the 31 bogus AWUWRA invoices sent to and paid by Thiess.

    Interesting that the WA Rozzers would lay these charges just days before the new (ALP) Minister for Police is to be sworn in when presumably one of his/her first tasks would be to intervene and make sure the whole sordid mess is disappeared down the forgettery, just as the Marxist Dictatorship has successfully done in Victoriastan.

    Interesting timing isn’t it? Has His superior at the time been charged as well?

  88. Rabz

    On the tele or the Cat?

    On the tele, of course.

    Man City are a joke.

  89. srr

    I GOT WHITE HOUSE PRESS ACCESS?!
    Lauren Southern

  90. Roger

    Dutch elections: Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wilders beaten

    Bear in mind Turkey is a NATO member state.

    For now…

  91. chrisl

    All the trades are the trades no one wants to do for piss poor pay and no guarantee of long term employment

    Surely better than being a lowly paid barista (with a hecs debt)

  92. I don’t know what it is with the left and that label “fake.” They really really hate it. I mean #fakenews is driving them f-ing insane.

    I have been using fake compassion on them for a couple of decades.

  93. rickw

    My slice and dice of the Weatherill/Tesla affair here for those keen:

    Every single bit of footage of this moron talking about his DIY energy crises and options for recovery should be interspersed with 5 second power station demolition vignettes.

  94. Shy Ted

    Turnbull goes on The Project? Not a shred of integrity.

  95. jupes

    I don’t know what it is with the left and that label “fake.” They really really hate it. I mean #fakenews is driving them f-ing insane.

    This is because they invented the term to attack Trump.

    Idiots. The great man just turned it right back on them. Now they are squirming.

  96. King Koala

    If you find not many people interested in doing your work, that’s because you aren’t paying enough. Pretty simple stuff.

    Are you a communist or something? The true free market approach is to import cheap foreign labour.

  97. King Koala

    dot defending p edophiles. Sad.

  98. srr

    Tommy Robinson‏Verified account @TRobinsonNewEra 15h15 hours ago

    http://snpy.tv/2mtMy7w Punchbowl: Year 5 primary school students showing signs of extreme radicalisation. Threatening to behead teachers.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ralph Blewitt has been charged with 31 counts of fraud, 1 for each of the 31 bogus AWUWRA invoices sent to and paid by Thiess.

    It gets very murky. West Australian cops investigated this back in the mid 1990’s. Thiess didn’t want to pursue the complaint. Seems someone at Thiess, may, or may not, be brother in law to one of the two individuals that the Royal Commission recommended should be charged.

  100. .

    King Koala
    #2328584, posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:25 pm
    dot defending p edophiles. Sad.

    Pretty hard to defend non-existent people.

    “Imminent arrests” were going to happen 5-6 weeks ago.

  101. Atoms for Peace

    Good line to steal from The Nice Guys
    “Translating fuckwit into English. “

  102. jupes

    Another great innings from the best Aussie batsman since Bradman.

  103. Noodles Romanoff

    Smith with the 100.

  104. Noodles Romanoff

    His slowest 100 to date.

  105. Infidel Tiger

    Smith is the best leg spinner to ever play for Australia.

  106. John64

    Steve Smith 100 – well played Sir!

    Maxwell 74 not out – who would have ever thought he could play a proper test innings like this?

  107. Noodles Romanoff

    Also the best Smith to play for Australia.

  108. jupes

    Maxwell 74 not out – who would have ever thought he could play a proper test innings like this?

    It’s a superb innings.

  109. Old School Conservative

    Paul Broad, CEO of Snowy Hydro, told Ross Greenwood on 2GB that the system announced by Turnbull today was part of the original design.
    If true, I’d back those engineers since everything else they put into operation has been so successful.

  110. srr

    King Koala
    #2328584, posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    dot defending p edophiles. Sad.

    Well at least he isn’t committing the gravest of cat sins, and warning people of an Australia they threaten their daughters and granddaughters with by supporting the importation of more Muslims –

    Tommy Robinson‏Verified account @TRobinsonNewEra 17h17 hours ago

    Father marries off three-year-old daughter to ‘settle dispute over alleged affair’

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/father-three-year-old-daughter-married-off-pakistan-neelum-valley-azad-jammu-kasmir-dispute-affair-a7631801.html?amp

  111. Infidel Tiger

    Maxwell 74 not out – who would have ever thought he could play a proper test innings like this?

    He’s the most talented cricketer out there.

    It says much about Australian cricket that he is forced to bat below Wade for Victoria. He’s a better keeper than Wade too.

  112. H B Bear

    Turnbull goes on The Project? Not a shred of integrity.

    He isn’t very good at this is he?

  113. jupes

    Turnbull goes on The Project? Not a shred of integrity.

    He won’t go on Bolta’s show.

  114. John64

    He’s the most talented cricketer out there.

    True, it’s only his temperament that’s ever been the question.

    At least one thing should now be sorted out once and for all. He’s worth 3 Mitch Marshes.

  115. Beef

    He’s a better keeper than Wade too.

    My Grandmother…

  116. P

    I was badly attacked by a commenter here a few days ago, as well as being grossly undermined by many who seemed to delight in declaring I was posing. IOW, I was a sock.
    Never fear all you of disbelief, I’ll not write again on this blog, with the exception of this post because a previous commenter has called me a liar. This I cannot tolerate before I go.

    My great grandfather whom I never knew went to Walgett from Vic in the early to mid 1870s. In the 1870’s he married and had one son. The next time his wife was giving birth to his second child she died in childbirth.
    He married again but unfortunately his second wife died in giving birth. He married again and his third wife gave him five healthy children, the second child of this marriage was my grandfather born 1881.

    In 1912 my grandfather married an 18yr old girl from Sydney, my grandmother. My father was born 1913.
    Near the end of 1913 when my father was due to be born my grandmother had to travel to Sydney and stay with her family until the birth. There was no doctor in Walgett at that time.
    I’ve no idea if the ‘district nurse’ from Carinda was still there. Carinda being 50 miles away, I doubt if she’d harness up the horse and sulky to travel to Walgett when there was a birth imminent.

    My grandmother travelled to Sydney for the birth of her next three children.

    She understood childbirth because she had been born in Sydney, the eldest of 13 children.

    Her fifth child was born a few weeks early in Walgett and as far as I know was OK, and the last I heard is still alive today. After that her next two sons were born very premature and only saved by the only midwives in the town, with no doctor at that time.
    In 1929 a double certificated nurse opened a private hospital “Melrose” in the town of Walgett for the purpose of delivering babies, because of the number of deaths of women giving childbirth without medical assistance.
    My grandmother told me how good it was to know that her last two children would be born at Melrose assisted by a certificated midwife.

    What people who have attacked me for what I have previously written on this blog do not understand is that medical services were always difficult to find and more difficult to keep despite incentives from the govt. Many taking up appointments lasted just weeks, months, seldom years.

    Few trained nurses there in those days but there was a doctor for the hospital.
    Most of the nurses from 1905 were not trained nurses but “nurses aids” who my mum told me in her time, and I also experienced in the ’60s, were damn good practical nurses.
    Walgett District Hospital was not a training school in those day for trainee nurses.

    There was also a doctor with rooms in the town, Dr Shwartz who my mother worked for when pregnant with me and after I was born. She would have to take the taxi (the one taxi in the town) out to the far flung properties of the district to treat and access the patients who would call in for medical assistance.

    The commenter who made the awful assertions and inferences to me knows nothing of the far north west, esp Walgett, and certainly nothing of that town in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

    Having half a dozen at least commenters coming on to me, even to the point of hounding me, because I’m
    considered old or don’t meet their expectations is not pleasant for me.

    For well over two years I’ve learned much and enjoyed much from Catallaxy.com.
    For me these days are now over.

  117. srr

    . [Dot]
    #2328587, posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    King Koala
    #2328584, posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    dot defending p edophiles. Sad.

    Pretty hard to defend non-existent people.

    “Imminent arrests” were going to happen 5-6 weeks ago.

    Dot, how many more than the around 2000+ arrests since Trump took office, will it take for them to be “real” to you?

    Or don’t any of them count unless or until they are people in your own social circle?

    I suppose the very many rescued children are never going to be “real” to you, going by your very Off, dismissive and mocking attitude to the seriousness of the International Child Sex and online Rape To Order Industry.

  118. Des Deskperson

    A bumper crop of ‘progressive’ cardboard on the ABC’s ‘Newton’s Law’ drama tonight. Basically:

    Compassionate, feisty, cheeky but loveable old bag helps an ill ‘asylum seeker’ escape from hospital

    Compassionate Asian doctor faces prosecution under the draconian border protection laws for speaking out about conditions in detention centres

    Compassionate, concerned and scruffily attractive ex-husband of series protagonist Josephine Newton tells us that offshore processing is ‘So wrong’ and offers such pearls of wisdom as “only good people know moments of doubt’

    Compassionate lawyer Newton, accompanied by compassionate and motherly Indian colleague and compassionate, wise and feisty Aboriginal associate, elude fascist authorities to bring succour to aforementioned ill asylum seeker being sheltered by other compassionates

    A whole flock of compassionistas end up embarrassing the government and the asylum seeker stays onshore

  119. Roger

    Sterling performances from Smith & Maxwell (and an honourable mention to the young Renshaw).

    Khawaja should replace S. Marsh in the next Test.

  120. calli

    P, my favourite Liberty Quote:

    I would rather die than shut up!
    — Lars Hedegaard

  121. max

    It was so important for Australia to win the toss and bat first.

    Then bat the first two days.

  122. jupes

    150 partnership.

    Superb cricket.

  123. jupes

    A whole flock of compassionistas end up embarrassing the government and the asylum seeker stays onshore

    LOL

    Then they wake up and OSB is still working its arse off.

  124. Rabz;

    The Waffler’s Snowy Mountains brain fart – the Wonthaggi desal plant writ large.

    It will all be last weeks news, come Monday.
    That’s how Malcolm rolls.

  125. Beef

    P, look for a laugh where you can find it. Keep well

    Regards
    Beef

  126. Roger

    A whole flock of compassionistas end up embarrassing the government and the asylum seeker stays onshore

    To suck up a lot more compassion courtesy the long-suffering tax payer.

    Thanks Des – someone’s got to do it, eh?

    Btw, there’s a short on the ABC before the news about a Uber driver which isn’t half bad, at least.

  127. OneWorldGovernment

    rickw
    #2328472, posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    The Waffler’s Snowy Mountains brain fart – the Wonthaggi desal plant writ large.

    His stupidity is almost beyond description. What a ‘tard. Let’s not forget the ‘tards that put him there either.

    So Mad fking Mal is going to stuff the Snowy Mountain scheme just as he did the Murray/Darling Basin Irrigation system.

    The Snowy is the font of irrigation in Australia you Mad fking Mal.

    This bloke should be turfed out NOW.

  128. max

    P – they don’t know you, you don’t know them. The caravan moves on.

    Bruises heal. Give it time.

  129. cohenite

    Ralph Blewitt has considerable probative value as a witness because he incriminates himself.

    We know the PM drafted the application for association. The name of the association is in her handwriting and the objects for that association were taken from Socialist Forum, which the PM had set up.

    The declared purpose of the association which the PM drafted was: Development of Changes to Work to Achieve Safe Workplaces.

    In addition to drafting the application for association the PM also sent a letter to the WA Commissioner for Corporate Affairs vouching for the bona fides of the association. The PM did this because the Commissioner would not have registered the association if he had known the ostensible real purpose of the association.

    The ostensible real purpose of the association was admitted by the PM in her exit interview at Slater and Gordon and confirmed in her press conference on the 23rd August 2012.

    In the exit interview the PM said: “it’s common practice, indeed every union has what it refers to as a re-election fund, slush-fund…it was better to have an incorporated association, a legal entity, into which people could participate as members, that was the holder of the account.”

    At that press conference the PM rejected the term “slush fund” because she said it was “terminology with a particular overtone”. The PM preferred the description “that the purpose of the association was to support the re-election of a team of union officials and their pursuit of the policies that they would stand for re-election on.”

    This distinction is however unimportant; what is important is that the PM has admitted that she knew the application for association she drafted was based on a purpose which was different from the ostensible real purpose.

    That is incontrovertible.

    The association was registered in WA. The WA criminal code says at Section 170:

    170. False information to officials etc.

    (1) Any person who, being required under a written law to give information, whether orally or in writing, to another person, knowingly gives information to the other person that is false in a material particular is guilty of a crime and is liable to imprisonment for 3 years.

    Summary conviction penalty: imprisonment for 18 months and a fine of $18 000.

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the person is required to give the information on oath or in a statutory declaration.

    Subsection 2 does not apply. The issue is whether the declared purpose is a “material particular” within the meaning of S.170.

    The fact that the PM had to correspond with the WA Commissioner to vouch for the association would tend to lend weight to the claim that the declared purpose of the association was a “material particular” because if the ostensible real purpose of a “slush fund” had been declared, or even the more benign and preferred “re-election fund”, the Commissioner would not have registered the association.

    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14428&page=0

  130. Noodles Romanoff

    Maxwell’s 75 is the highest score batting at 6 for Australia for 3 years.

  131. Top Ender

    My deck is on the ground near the pool. Consists of a steel framework bolted into the ground. The planks atop it are getting old and battered.

    Want to have them lifted off and replaced by say EkoDeck which Bunnings stocks – it’s a plastic/sawdust artificial thing. Deck is 7x4m with access down the side of the house.

  132. OneWorldGovernment

    But then again if he stuffs the Snowy system it will at least get rid of Sth Australia.

    Isn’t it about TIME that GST was returned to the States that levy it.

    Fk Sth Australia and Van Diemans Land.

    And the ACT.

  133. Infidel Tiger

    Queensland is also a mendicant state, hoovering far more GST than they produce.

  134. Rabz

    Maxwell’s 75 is the highest score batting at 6 for Australia for 3 years.

    If that isn’t a damning indictment of the precious preposterous ponces that have been misrepresenting Australia in recent times, I don’t know what would be.

  135. calli

    Now that’s interesting. Watching SBS on the 80’s. McCain named as one of “The Keating Five”, accused of assisting Keating’s S&L in fraud and accepting bribes.

  136. OneWorldGovernment

    McCain is the bloke that wants Trump to put on his, McCain’s, desk absolute proof from Trump about Obama ‘wiretapping’.

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/03/15/mccain-rand-is-working-for-vladimir-putin/

  137. .

    Dot, how many more than the around 2000+ arrests since Trump took office, will it take for them to be “real” to you?

    Or don’t any of them count unless or until they are people in your own social circle?

    I suppose the very many rescued children are never going to be “real” to you, going by your very Off, dismissive and mocking attitude to the seriousness of the International Child Sex and online Rape To Order Industry.

    Notice how they don’t feature the political opponents that clickbait and dubious alt right gossip sites have cited?

    Trump has little to with what the LA County Sheriff has done.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    For me these days are now over.

    P – Sad to see you go as I’ve enjoyed what you have been writing.

  139. Beef

    Queensland is also a mendicant state, hoovering far more GST than they produce.

    Winning!!

  140. calli

    How about that, OWG? 😃

  141. OneWorldGovernment

    calli
    #2328630, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Now that’s interesting. Watching SBS on the 80’s. McCain named as one of “The Keating Five”, accused of assisting Keating’s S&L in fraud and accepting bribes.

    Don’t forget the pictorial evidence of his association with ISIS.

  142. John64

    Forecast GST distribution in 2016/2017 for every dollar collected in the State/Territory:

    NSW $0.99
    Vic $0.91
    Qld $1.05
    WA $0.38
    SA $1.20
    Tas $1.76
    ACT $1.28
    NT $5.28

  143. John64

    Stumps Aust 4/299 – Smith 117no, Maxwell 82no.

    Bet they would have taken that at the toss.

  144. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2328634, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    For me these days are now over.

    P – Sad to see you go as I’ve enjoyed what you have been writing.

    P,

    Give over.

    I come from somewhere further West than Walgett

  145. Infidel Tiger

    NSW $0.99
    Vic $0.91
    Qld $1.05
    WA $0.38
    SA $1.20
    Tas $1.76
    ACT $1.28
    NT $5.28

    One lifter. Plenty of leaners.

  146. srr

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson 14h14 hours ago

    These are not our allies: Saudis, by their own account, spend billions exporting their tyrannical Wahhabi creed

    https://www.memri.org/reports/saudi-government-paper-billions-spent-saudi-royal-family-spread-islam-every-corner-earth
    ..
    Result is 210 Islamic Centres/1500 mosques/202 colleges/2000 schools in non-Islamic countries in Europe/N & S America Australia/Asia…
    ..
    Is pointing this out Islamaphobic?

    Brent Henry‏
    @RealBrentHenry

    @jordanbpeterson Is there a chance of radical Islam ever ruling the World?
    Does having Leftists in charge increase the chance?

    Insofar as criticizing Islam has become dangerous Islam already rules the world.
    What other definition is there of Master?

  147. Motelier

    Probably late to the party, but life does get busy sometimes.

    We all know idiots are everywhere, and some of those idiots are paid for by the taxpayer.

    Sooo, I fired the twitter machine.

    1 of 2

    And

    2 of 2

    Hopefully one of them might realise what the problem is.

  148. OneWorldGovernment

    srr
    #2328643, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson 14h14 hours ago

    These are not our allies: Saudis, by their own account, spend billions exporting their tyrannical Wahhabi creed

    When can the J *w*s go back to Medina?

  149. srr

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson 12h12 hours ago

    Biblical story public lectures definitely proceeding:
    Likely at the Isabel Bader Theater; starting May 16 or 23
    (Tuesdays; running 25 wks)
    ..
    These will be available on my YouTube channel: Jordan Peterson Videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos

  150. OneWorldGovernment

    In fact,
    When can the believers of Jesus have Bethlehem back?

  151. Di

    John64
    #2328639, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    & the new NT Govt. seems hellbent on ensuring that there is not one private industry / business operating in the Southern 1/2 of the NT. I’d expect that figure to go up & up

  152. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    P – many people on this blog are old. That is not a problem.
    P – your stories about Walgett are believable in my book, and interesting.
    P – until recently I and many others accepted you at face value.
    P – increasingly there was clear evidence you were aligned in some way to troll Grigory.

    That is all I have to say really. Lurk for a while and see how you feel.
    If you are a genuine commenter who has a consistent persona step back in.
    If not, then feel happy that your Walgett story has been recorded here, as you wish it to be.
    But if not a genuine commenter, don’t come back in because you will be caught out.

  153. srr

    “Insofar as criticizing Islam has become dangerous, Islam already rules the world.

    What other definition is there of Master?”

  154. OneWorldGovernment

    calli
    #2328637, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    How about that, OWG? 😃

    When McCain stood for the 2008 Presidential election was when I started to believe in ‘the deep state’.

    He is well documented as an atzhole prior to that.

    Love her or hate her but Pallin was the only reason he got votes.

    And Australia is not much different to any other Western country in terms of crony capitalism and ‘deep state’.

  155. Ubique

    For God knows what reason, the Commonwealth doesn’t count gambling revenues in its arcane GST refund calculations. WA fares badly here as poker machines are barred everwhere in the State except at Burswood’s Crown Casino.

    WA should reconfigure its the way it collects royalties on the the State’s minerals. After the royalties owing have been calculated, the WA Government should toss the miners for double or nothing. That way the resultant revenues could be legitimately classified as gambling revenues and excluded from GST calculations. Problem solved.

  156. OneWorldGovernment

    Ubique
    #2328653, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    For God knows what reason, the Commonwealth doesn’t count gambling revenues in its arcane GST refund calculations. WA fares badly here as poker machines are barred everwhere in the State except at Burswood’s Crown Casino.

    WA should reconfigure its the way it collects royalties on the the State’s minerals. After the royalties owing have been calculated, the WA Government should toss the miners for double or nothing. That way the resultant revenues could be legitimately classified as gambling revenues and excluded from GST calculations. Problem solved.

    Double or Nothing.

    Love it.

    I’ll vote for that.

  157. DrBeauGan

    P, there is a wide variety of people on this blogsite, some of of them having bad manners. Others prone to wild conjectures on inadequate evidence. It is a mistake to take them seriously. Ignore them.

    By the nature of written exchanges you know very little about anonymous posters and they know next to nothing about you. Those inclined to lie themselves often accuse others of lying. Why should you worry about being accused of lying by the uninformed? Why should you care what they think about anything?

    Just enjoy the good bits and ignore the bad bits. If someone thinks you are a poseur, shrug and laugh at them.

  158. Hydra

    Anyone who thought Maxwell can’t play a proper test innings prior to today is a fucking imbecile.

    His Shield average is 55, best in the league, you absolute tossbuckets, and such narrowminded thinking has cost us many matches over the past decade.

    Catallaxy has many great minds but when it comes to sport as a group we are pretty atrocious…

  159. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone who thought Maxwell can’t play a proper test innings prior to today is a fucking imbecile.

    His Shield average is 55, best in the league, you absolute tossbuckets, and such narrowminded thinking has cost us many matches over the past decade.

    Catallaxy has many great minds but when it comes to sport as a group we are pretty atrocious…

    Most of us have been demanding his recall.

    Leigh Lowe is fervant Marsh fan who even wanted Mitch Marsh to play this Test with his crook shoulder.

    Sad!

  160. OneWorldGovernment

    This one is for the Arky.

    Raging disco circa 1965

  161. srr

    jesse james‏Verified account @FreeJesseJames 22h22 hours ago

    “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”…
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BRqWiTSBMOZ/

  162. OneWorldGovernment

    Infidel Tiger
    #2328664, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Anyone who thought Maxwell can’t play a proper test innings prior to today is a fucking imbecile.

    His Shield average is 55, best in the league, you absolute tossbuckets, and such narrowminded thinking has cost us many matches over the past decade.

    Catallaxy has many great minds but when it comes to sport as a group we are pretty atrocious…

    Most of us have been demanding his recall.

    Leigh Lowe is fervant Marsh fan who even wanted Mitch Marsh to play this Test with his crook shoulder.

    Sad!

    Why couldn’t the Australian Womens Cricket Team take on India?

    That’s what I wont to know!

  163. Zyconoclast

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2328641, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    If you are going to do Jimmy Little, it has to be,

    Randwick Bells

  164. john constantine

    What would happen if Trump offered a helping stimulus to their Cuban economy by shifting their united nations headquarters to Cuba?.

    What could possibly go wrong?. Big winning value for money decision.

  165. Zyconoclast

    Why couldn’t the Australian Womens Cricket Team take on India?

    That’s what I wont to know!

    Women’s AFL team?

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If you are going to do Jimmy Little, it has to be,

    Thanks for that link. Vale, Jimmy Little.

  167. OneWorldGovernment

    Zycon,

    Fair comment but I’d go for Royal Telephone

  168. john constantine

    Just as well their greens didn’t get to deindustrialise the entire Snowy River Scheme in their war against dams.

    Their turnbull can spend whatever dollars it takes to get on waleed the denouncers gold logie winning infofluff show.

    When shorten gets power, he will let their greens dynamite the dams to free the rivers and deindustrialise and dewesternise inland non-green voting Australia.

    It is all over for hydro, rainfed or pumped in Australia, poor bastard my country.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Just enjoy the good bits and ignore the bad bits. If someone thinks you are a poseur, shrug and laugh at them.

    Good advice which mostly we all try to follow. It’s only a blog.

    However, if at any time people should think I am suddenly starting to turn into Grigory by similarities of coding and expression, and needle and wreck the blog using the very same methods that he does, and stop being the person you have all been speaking to for years, then I hope to Christ (blasphemy I know) that more than a few people would tell me about it.

    Transitioning like this has its place in horror movies, not on the Cat. 🙂

  170. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson‏Verified account @PrisonPlanet 19m19 minutes ago

    Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’

    Dutch elections: Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wilders beaten
    Minister claims there is no difference between liberal politicians and ‘fascist’ far-right leader

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dutch-elections-netherlands-geert-wilders-freedom-party-turkey-fascist-no-difference-rallies-islam-a7632571.html</blockquote>

  171. Hydra

    I still don’t understand why we cannot build a nuclear power station.

  172. Zyconoclast

    Their turnbull can spend whatever dollars it takes to get on waleed the denouncers gold logie winning infofluff show.

    You mean info-fluffer

    *careful if you check out what a fluffer is.

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Anyway, cricket commentaries are like lessons in Swahili to me, so I’m off to bed. 🙂

  174. Zyconoclast

    Anyway, cricket commentaries are like lessons in Swahili to me, so I’m off to bed. 🙂

    You mean you are calling stumps.

  175. kc

    Turks will do anything for their country…..EXCEPT live in it.

  176. min

    I remember this hydro scheme was investigated before and found to fail cost benefit test, also if there was a drought that effected water availability. As father-in-law was one of the commissioners on project from beginning not sure where I heard this. Anyway not enough mgw for the cost.
    Malcolm will end up with egg on his face , they will do nothing about HELE power stations and with no guarantees who would invest in something that maybe closed down before its life end ie 50 Years
    Josh by the way dobbed Malcolm in on the emissions intensity pricing. Too many in review panel are AGWs and no one watching Josh’s back and he was handed a poisoned chalice portfolio. I

  177. feelthebern

    Why watch cricket when there’s rugby league on?

  178. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson‏Verified account @PrisonPlanet 7m7 minutes ago

    Religion of peace.

    Teacher quits after Muslim primary school students threaten to behead her, Govenment does Nothing

    By Pamela Geller – on March 16, 2017

    These are ten and eleven year olds. What are they learing at home and at mosque? in a Sydney school. Muslim children are taught this hate all over the world. It’s monstrous but you cannot speak critically of this hate-filled, supremacist ideology. …

    … the woman said her complaints to the NSW Department of Education were simply dismissed. They do not want to appear islamophobic or “racist.”

    The West is destroying itself “by its own hand” just as the Muslim Brotherhood project vowed we would do.

    http://pamelageller.com/2017/03/teacher-quits-muslim-primary-school-students-threaten-behead-govenment-nothing.html/

    Tommy Robinson
    Paul Joseph Watson
    Pamela Geller

    The Dot’s of Oz must be feeling so proud to have their work at The Rotherham-nation of Australia being noticed by the big names against their them

  179. OneWorldGovernment

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2328676, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Just enjoy the good bits and ignore the bad bits. If someone thinks you are a poseur, shrug and laugh at them.

    Good advice which mostly we all try to follow. It’s only a blog.

    However, if at any time people should think I am suddenly starting to turn into Grigory by similarities of coding and expression, and needle and wreck the blog using the very same methods that he does, and stop being the person you have all been speaking to for years, then I hope to Christ (blasphemy I know) that more than a few people would tell me about it.

    Transitioning like this has its place in horror movies, not on the Cat. 🙂

    Lizzie (Elizabeth B)

    Would you kindly shoosh.

    I, for one, actually enjoy your reminisces and travel diaries.

    I enjoy all the travel diaries from everyone because I don’t have enough lives to see it all so I appreciate.

    Say g’day for me to your man.

    Respect.

  180. feelthebern

    With reference to the Dutch elections, are the Dutch the people who study their own stool?
    Or is that the Germans ?

  181. I still don’t understand why we cannot build a nuclear power station.

    Why on earth would we bother?
    With brown coal we have the cheapest fuel on the planet, in abundance.

  182. OneWorldGovernment

    memoryvault
    #2328688, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I still don’t understand why we cannot build a nuclear power station.

    Why on earth would we bother?
    With brown coal we have the cheapest fuel on the planet, in abundance.

    How do we sue the politicians that stop US from using it for power generation?

    COAL that is.

  183. stackja

    Hydra – ALP don’t like nuclear. MSM don’t like nuclear. Ignorance rules.

  184. Infidel Tiger

    Why watch cricket when there’s rugby league on?

    Why make love to a beautiful woman when you can wank?

  185. Fisky

    NSW $0.99
    Vic $0.91
    Qld $1.05
    WA $0.38
    SA $1.20
    Tas $1.76
    ACT $1.28
    NT $5.28

    That is literally a gang rape. How the fuck does QLD get more GST than they put in???

  186. OneWorldGovernment

    Zyconoclast
    #2328689, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    From Mr Gold Logie.

    Phoney energy crisis merely a ploy to access off-limits gas

    http://weknowmemes.com/2011/12/stress-the-desire-to-choke-the-living-shit-out-of-some-asshole/

  187. srr

    Top of DRUDGE –

    Trump Budget Chops All Funding for PBS, NPR, National Endowment for Arts…

    http://www.thewrap.com/trump-budget-killing-funding-pbs-npr-national-endowment-arts-public-broadcasting/

    Stefan Molyneux‏Verified account @StefanMolyneux 6h

    It’s happening!

    (mentally insert gif of Ron Paul waving his hands)

    President Trump to Defund PBS/NPR? | True News

    Published on 26 Jan 2017

    President Donald Trump’s administration is planning significant cuts to government spending. It is being reported that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting may be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated completely.

  188. Zyconoclast

    cohenite
    #2328693, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm
    New generation US fleet ships and planes made from Twin Towers steel.

    Won’t this just attract aeroplanes to ‘kamikase’ into the ship?

  189. Infidel Tiger

    That is literally a gang rape. How the fuck does QLD get more GST than they put in???

    Because they are a wealthy resource rich state riding high on the greatest resources boom in human history? Oh wait…

  190. I still don’t understand why we cannot build a nuclear power station.

    No one wants to live near one.

  191. Infidel Tiger

    The GST cost Barnett government and thankfully will remove the Libs from every seat in the state but one at the Fed election.

    Well played Mal!

  192. Motelier

    That is literally a gang rape. How the fuck does QLD get more GST than they put in???

    I have no idea either.

    How long has it been that way?

  193. Old School Conservative

    Zyconoclast
    #2328689, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm
    From Mr Gold Logie.

    Not one word about coal fired electricity.
    5th columnist.

  194. Ralph Blewitt has been charged with 31 counts of fraud, 1 for each of the 31 bogus AWUWRA invoices sent to and paid by Thiess.

    Michael Smith’s career has really kicked on, hasn’t it? Everyone he hangs out with is a crook.

  195. OneWorldGovernment

    Zyconoclast
    #2328689, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    From Mr Gold Logie.

    This artzhole represents the financiers of every movement to stop Australia’s production of oil or gas. The Middle East oil cartels being primarily first and foremost.

    Wasn’t it great to see the Bolivarian Dictator drop dead after big noting himself that he would supply heating oil for free to USA citizens.

    Hey Waleed, nearly a comic name, what should we do oh wise one?

  196. Infidel Tiger

    No one wants to live near one.

    No one wants to live next to a wind farm or solar panels either.

  197. .

    Michael Smith’s career has really kicked on, hasn’t it? Everyone he hangs out with is a crook.

    You want to know something really weird?

    Andrew Breitbart once worked as a pizza delivery boy.

    Yeah, think about it, sheeples!

  198. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2328701, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I still don’t understand why we cannot build a nuclear power station.

    No one wants to live near one.

    Give me ther keys you rabbid idiot.

    I would have a nuclear power station in my back yard right NOW.

    And Monty, I argued some time ago that for every desalination plant Australia should build a nuclear power station.

  199. No one wants to live next to a wind farm or solar panels either.

    “Next to” for wind farms or solar means “within eyesight”, notwithstanding the infrasound loons. “Near” when it comes to nukes denotes a much larger area. They had to seed rainclouds across 10,000 square kilometres after Chernobyl to flush the radiation.

  200. JC

    m0nty
    #2328701, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I still don’t understand why we cannot build a nuclear power station.

    No one wants to live near one.

    I can appreciate that, so pay them. Pay people for the inconvenience of living near one and do so as a sliding scale related to their proximity.

  201. Stimpson J. Cat

    Never fear all you of disbelief, I’ll not write again on this blog, with the exception of this post because a previous commenter has called me a liar. This I cannot tolerate before I go.

    I’m not calling you a liar.
    I’m calling you a f☆cking sook.
    Harden up and stay here please.
    I won’t ask again.
    Even cartoon cats have pride.

  202. OneWorldGovernment

    .
    #2328709, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Michael Smith’s career has really kicked on, hasn’t it? Everyone he hangs out with is a crook.

    You want to know something really weird?

    Andrew Breitbart once worked as a pizza delivery boy.

    Yeah, think about it, sheeples!

    Don’t be a fuckwit Dot.

    I trapped rabbits when I was a kid.

    Oh NO. Steel traps as well.

    Sold the skins to the Rabbito who came past once per month and my Mother would cook the meat far better than KFC can do it.

  203. .

    monty

    For god’s sake man, the future is nuclear.

    It is simply a superior technology.

    You cannot beat the energy density.

  204. I would have a nuclear power station in my back yard right NOW.

    “Who is that firebrand, Smithers?”
    “That’s Homer Simpson.”
    “Simpson, eh? New man?”
    “Actually, sir, he thwarted your campaign for governor, you ran over his son, he saved the plant from meltdown, his wife painted you in the nude…”
    “Doesn’t ring a bell.”

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Michael Smith’s career has really kicked on, hasn’t it? Everyone he hangs out with is a crook.

    Michael Smith tried to make a stand, monty. I’ll bet it’s more then you’ve ever done in your dribbling, drooling, leftist vooking life.

  206. Michael Smith tried to make a stand, monty.

    “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is: never try.”

  207. srr

    FRANCE TO CLOSE MIGRANT CAMP AFTER SHOOTINGS, CLASHES

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/16/france-close-dunkirk-camp-shootings/
    _____________________________

    but when have there not been clashes?

    Why now?
    _____________________________

    LETTER BOMB INJURES ONE AT IMF PARIS OFFICE

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/16/letter-bomb-injures-one-imf-paris-office/

  208. JC

    They had to seed rainclouds across 10,000 square kilometres after Chernobyl to flush the radiation.

    I don’t know if that’s true as one can’t believe the claims you make at times Monster. However that may sound like a lot but a throusand square miles is 100 x 100 miles – not the end of the world.

    Furthermore, I think only one person died at Fukushima, from radiation sickness. Again hardly the end of the world.

    But here’s your tradeoff, doofus.

    SA is currently paying around 40% more for electricity than the rest of us, which is scandalously high by world standards. How many fucking people are dying because electricity is unaffordable for poor people there in SA and the rest of of Australia for that matter?

  209. JC

    whoops 10 thousand square miles…

  210. However that may sound like a lot but a throusand square miles is 100 x 100 miles – not the end of the world.

    Stick to gut feeling when you do your stock picks, JC. Quant is not your strong suit.

  211. Infidel Tiger

    About 31 people died at Chernobyl – about an average days death toll at a communist workplace.

    Complete beat up.

    Cheap power is a human right.

  212. JC

    Stick to stop being an idiot, Monst. It was a typo error. Tell me you’re not joining some of the morons here who now make arguments about typos. Tell me you haven’t descended to those depths.

  213. JC

    About 31 people died at Chernobyl – about an average days death toll at a communist workplace.

    Complete beat up.

    It was a commie plant too… and if the regime hadn’t panicked and tried to keep it quiet, it’s likely no one would have died.

  214. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2328716, posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I would have a nuclear power station in my back yard right NOW.

    “Who is that firebrand, Smithers?”
    “That’s Homer Simpson.”
    “Simpson, eh? New man?”
    “Actually, sir, he thwarted your campaign for governor, you ran over his son, he saved the plant from meltdown, his wife painted you in the nude…”
    “Doesn’t ring a bell.”

    Seems like a well reasoned argument against nuclear Monty.

    Here, have a rake.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is: never try.”

    There speaks your true lefty. Never make a stand, never draw the line, Nanny knows best, the State will decide for you.

    Just asking, have you ever been outside of Australia? Bali for your honeymoon doesn’t count.

  216. Some people can even tell the difference between ten thousand sq km and ten thousand sq miles.

  217. JC

    Shouldn’t you be doing your famous dance routine in the disco, Basil?

  218. Monty, what’s the latest on Maddow’s scoop?

  219. JC

    I must say, fair point on Smith, Monst. The biggest loser south of the equator,

  220. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Say g’day for me to your man.

    He’s asleep. He’s cross I’m not in there asleep with him. Get off da blog, etc, etc.

    I enjoy reminiscences too. I love the freedom of the Cat and don’t want to push anyone out.
    I just don’t like trolling and sock puppetry going from nice to nasty and nor do a lot of others here.
    If P is genuine and not on Grigory’s trolling team, great.

    I knew if I bought into this comment of P’s I’d suffer for it, no matter how decently and discretely I made my points. Shoosh indeed. 🙂

  221. If P is genuine

    P is genuine.
    What is this about?

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    And I’m not one who has accused P of ‘lying’. I have no insider knowledge of the history of Walgett. Just of sounding awfully like Grigory at times, and that was getting worse. Someone did say that Grig’s mother had the experiences P relates, so perhaps that it why they have the ring of truth. Or perhaps P’s mother’s story is a parallel one unrelated to Grigs. Who know?

    But the triple tag between P, B Shaw and Grigs has certainly not been missed in the last 24 hours of freedom from it.

  223. OneWorldGovernment

    If the Americans can put a nuclear power station in a submarine, and I encourage everyone to read the original book by William Brinkley called ‘The Last Ship’, then I suggest that NUCLEAR is NOW.

    And yes, I will have one in my back yard.

    I’d earn far more money from surplus than fking solar panels that depend upon ripping off the average person.

    Monty, 30 years ago I was part of a team that went to the then NSW government to offer them electricity.

    Basically, like all other gov., said fk off. We do that! Hah.

  224. .

    P

    Did you ever go to the O Brien’s farm north of Walgett? Pretty big and my Mum used to tell stories of when her father used to work out there. She basically used to have some holidays as a kid out there on the river.

    Most locals have heard of the big cockies, and many worked out there. Wondering if you had any connections?

  225. JC

    OWG

    We don’t need nuclear as we have massive coal deposits that should make us the cheapest power producer in the world.

    Australia should wait for nuclear. Nearly all plants are currently bespoke therefore making them ruinously expensive. Hopefully, in 30 years time there will be scaling and installation much more routine.

  226. Zyconoclast


    Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020

    Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson made the remarks at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where he said the ever-tightening emissions regulations, not to mention the cost of development when it comes to revolutionising diesel as a mainstream fuel source, could mean the company won’t offer it after 2020

  227. JC

    Trump’s outline of this years budget. Looks great. The cuts loos fabulous.

  228. OneWorldGovernment

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Lizzie,

    I have possibly met your bloke.

    Same trade but I’m a tad old now.

  229. Zyconoclast

    Four of world’s biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres

    Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City will ban the most polluting cars and vans by 2025 to tackle air pollution

  230. Zyconoclast

    Trump’s outline of this years budget. Looks great. The cuts loos fabulous.

    I never knew toilets were such a drain on the US federal budget.

  231. Zyconoclast

    Is that plumbing the depths of bad puns?

  232. JC

    Is that plumbing the depths of bad puns?

    Lol… I frequently have my feet up on the desk and don’t wearing my reading specs. Looks and loos appear the same from a distance. You get the drift though.

  233. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    P is genuine.
    What is this about?

    You haven’t been around much lately then, Salvatore? Notafan and Gab and Tal and I and others have all expressed our doubts about certain comments made in recent weeks by P that have inflected Grigory, just as B Shaw’s did but more obviously. You can chase ours and theirs back; otherwise let’s just wait and see. P started off as a gentle staunchly Christian widow missing her dear departed husband; a lovely person everyone thought.

    Changed recently, that’s all. Timid and kindly older widow disintegrated into a sniper with a particular bent for supporting Grigs and sounding like Grigs and B Shaw (strange for this kindly older lady). May be coincidence (benefit of the doubt), but as I’ve said here earlier and again tonight, for testing the reality of commenters (ie. not sock puppets) I look for consistency in the persona.

  234. OneWorldGovernment

    JC
    #2328738, posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:23 am

    OWG

    We don’t need nuclear as we have massive coal deposits that should make us the cheapest power producer in the world.

    Australia should wait for nuclear. Nearly all plants are currently bespoke therefore making them ruinously expensive. Hopefully, in 30 years time there will be scaling and installation much more routine.

    Do not disagree with you about coal JC.

    It is the first thing that any right minded potential voter should ask, Do you agree that coal provides us with the cheapest power?

    I think we should be developing nuclear NOW.

    And recycling and burying the waste.

    Glory be, if the fking green/labor/liberal cucks want to worry about uranium then we can control the future.

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