Open Forum: March 18, 2017

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  1. Boambee John

    struth and mv at 1629 and 1640,

    The media are treating Cory as they treated ALA, to “death by silence”.

    There is one of those compound German words that sounds much more threatening, but my knowledge of German doesn’t stretch that far.

    Perhaps the technique originated there?

  2. DrBeauGan

    After three hours of duckduckgoing and reading the totally useless manual, I have found out how to get my phone version of Maxima to draw a 3-D graph. I can’t save it, all I can do is look at it.

    (This is a nyah-nyah to Rabz.)

    It was slightly more fun than banging my head against a brick wall or reading the OT posts on cricket.

  3. calli

    Oh cripes, Victoria thinks she does satire. Sounds like a poorly constructed attempt at Bertie Wooster.
    Is this Grigs once more?

    LOL. I wondered if anyone would notice.

    Always the same target. Another iteration of Robbie M.

  4. srr

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  5. Zyconoclast

    All you computer nerds. Remember Wang?

    Ah, Wang.

  6. Top Ender

    Boambee, you could go with “Mokusatsu” – a Japanese word meaning “to kill with silence”.

  7. Notafan

    Vicki back?

    Definitely same old same old.

    Did a comment/ right on! response tag team with b shaw with a 2 minute gap a couple of days ago..

    Someone should have waited a couple more minutes before hitting ‘post comment’ on their second screen.

  8. Boambee John

    The irony of the Slime/Liars ready acceptance of large scale use of diesel generators in SA to save their political necks is that they will soon see lots of real “carbon pollution” in the form of diesel particulates.

    Having misnamed carbon dioxide as “carbon pollution” they will now get some!

  9. Senile Old Guy

    Are those tented resorts any good? They are not airconditioned, fans only, and I like my comforts.

    May, non-air-conditioned might be bearable then…but not for me, and I’m used to this environment. AC is, IMO, essential for decent sleep. I stayed in a caravan with no AC; just once and never again.

    But, we have had a lot of rain late, so there should be plenty of water but better accessibility than earlier. Prices rocket once the tourist season starts. And they are high to start with. But you will have electricity!

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Boambee, you could go with “Mokusatsu” – a Japanese word meaning “to kill with silence”.

    Doubt as to the exact meaning of that word had horrendous consequences, didn’t it, Top Ender…?

  11. The Hunted Mind

    What is Win 10 ‘cortana’ all about?

    They named it Cortana? That’s the sexy, intelligent AI in The Fall of Reach.

    Couldn’t be a poorer choice.

    But I guess they own the Halo franchise so they can do what they want.

  12. Zyconoclast

    Turnbull needs to really fuck Bill Shorten over hard…
    Since both support SSM this should be mutual.

  13. srr

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  14. calli

    The things you learn here. Just looked up “mokasatsu”. Extraordinary.

    Did they really make a mistake, or is it just a bandaid on the inevitable?

  15. DrBeauGan

    Srr, that video showed Clint smoking a cigar. That’s enough to get him banned these days! 😸

  16. srr

    Judge Jeanine’s Blasts Liars

  17. john constantine

    Their crony big business community is in the bag to harrass their team turnbull party over gay marriage because they can see the shorten government cruising into power.

    Crony socialism runs off crony big government, crony big unions and crony big business colluding to corruptly crush small business and rape the taxpayer.

    Getting rid of the turnfailure and running with the shorten foundation [donations accepted] is simply good big business.

    Corrupt as fuck, but good big business.

  18. Boambee John

    Top Ender,

    Same general principle, Trump showed the way around it, our locals have yet to follow.

  19. egg_

    The irony of the Slime/Liars ready acceptance of large scale use of diesel generators in SA to save their political necks is that they will soon see lots of real “carbon pollution” in the form of diesel particulates.

    Having misnamed carbon dioxide as “carbon pollution” they will now get some!

    Yup, suck on some carcinogens, SHY!

  20. Mark A

    Boambee John
    #2331095, posted on March 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Totschweigen

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    …but good big business

    Exactly what I’d say about this story:

    Chelsea Clinton joins board of directors at travel company Expedia

    Exactly what would a lefty like Chelsea who has never had a job in the real world have to contribute to the running of a travel company?

    Heh. All those green lefties going to COP conferences…

  22. srr

    😆

    DrBeauGan
    #2331111, posted on March 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Srr, that video showed Clint smoking a cigar. That’s enough to get him banned these days! 😸

    Is that why cigar talk has gone out of vogue at the cat 😉

  23. john constantine

    Had a go at buying large diesel storage tanks at auction recently, but couldn’t get my head around the new massively increased values.

    Cropping agriculture depends totally on readily available diesel, but we are now coming to realise that Australian agriculture will be failed by the just in time diesel supply chain, we just don’t know when.

    Nobody wants to have to stock tens of thousands of dollars worth of diesel, but to guarantee being able to sow or harvest a crop on time, diesel stocks now have to be held by the end user.

  24. Gab

    Exactly what would a lefty like Chelsea who has never had a job in the real world have to contribute to the running of a travel company?

    Connections, especially in the Middle East.

  25. Noodles Romanoff

    memoryvault
    #2330911, posted on March 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    Well well, what a surprise. SA is going to keep the lights on this summer by renting 200MW of diesel generators. Just like that other bastion of “ruinable energy”, Tasmania, had to do. Presumably the diesels will run all summer, and at the end of it we will be told how well the battery worked.

    Amazing what lengths an idiot will go to to hide a cockup. Coal fired power is evil because Co2 is global war.. er changi… errr extremism and diesel fired power is ok because it isn’t coal Co2, it’s diesel Co2. Australian politics is the practicing demonstration of “the Peter’s principle”.

  26. Boambee John

    Mark A,

    Thanks.

    Interesting that both Japan and Germany had words for the concept.

  27. Top Ender

    Certainly did Zulu. A bit too much of it in the Empire’s final days.

  28. rickw

    Turnbull needs to really fuck Bill Shorten over hard…
    Since both support SSM this should be mutual.

    Are you suggesting the give some sort of demo as to what SSM is all about?

  29. Noodles Romanoff

    john constantine
    #2331122, posted on March 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm
    Had a go at buying large diesel storage tanks at auction recently, but couldn’t get my head around the new massively increased values.

    Cropping agriculture depends totally on readily available diesel, but we are now coming to realise that Australian agriculture will be failed by the just in time diesel supply chain, we just don’t know when.

    Nobody wants to have to stock tens of thousands of dollars worth of diesel, but to guarantee being able to sow or harvest a crop on time, diesel stocks now have to be held by the end user.

    I don’t know how accurate this is but I was told by someone in the petro industry that Australia only has enough diesel storage capacity to supply the country with 1 weeks supply of diesel. Not a very comfortable situation for a country to be in if a major war broke out, I would have thought, if true.

  30. Top Ender

    They were caught up in their own disastrous cycle of destruction I think Calli. Anyone calling for unconditional surrender right now would probably have ended up dead.

    These passages are from my own research, in a book I have been working on for eight years so far:

    War Minister Korechika Anami demanded that the Japanese must fight a last, glorious battle to defend their homeland. As one writer later put it somewhat melodramatically: “Even as the Fat Man descended on Nagasaki, he was asking colleagues: “Who can be one hundred per cent sure of defeat?”

    The future of the nation was now effectively deadlocked in a way alien to Western minds. The Emperor, it was generally held, could not be placed in a position where a decision had to be made by him rather than have the Cabinet – or any other advisory body – arrive before him in a disunited fashion. The tradition was that the Emperor did not, would not, take sides, but approved what the government had laid before him. (This is not accepted by all as the actual role of the Emperor.) As one group of scholars later put it:

    “His August Mind was not to be disturbed by party strife and political ambition; the responsibility for decisions made and actions taken were never his. To present him with a divided cabinet was unthinkable; normally, if a cabinet could not reach unanimity, it resigned.”

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  32. H B Bear

    Every day kd wrong must wake up and be thankful she replaced Weatherdildo with the real thing.

  33. Rabz

    Great work warner, you useless yobbo fuckwit.

  34. rickw

    I don’t know how accurate this is but I was told by someone in the petro industry that Australia only has enough diesel storage capacity to supply the country with 1 weeks supply of diesel. Not a very comfortable situation for a country to be in if a major war broke out, I would have thought, if true.

    Storage and inventory is minimal, there is a reliance on imports due to refinery closures. Companies seem to be reluctant to invest somewhere that is fast becoming a backwater with significant sovereign risk.

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They were caught up in their own disastrous cycle of destruction I think Calli. Anyone calling for unconditional surrender right now would probably have ended up dead.

    As was proven by the attempted coup,IIRC, after the dropping of the second bomb.

  36. Philippa Martyr

    There are not enough swear words in my vocabulary to express my utter and complete contempt for the film and book Jasper Jones.

    Contrived and bogus. Australia’s pretty much sole Vietnamese boy in 1965 just happens to live in the same mining town.

    They all think it’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Bah.

  37. Mike of Marion

    Warner should be dropped – it would do the bighead a world of good – if he had a brain to understand

  38. struth

    a silly question, did you at any time post under the moniker of “traveling man” or “the traveling man”?
    Not on this forum, I’m talking years ago on an other chat site.
    Ta

    Nope, never did, MarkA.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    All out by lunch.

  40. slackster

    Latest conspiracy theory for those inclined is that Obama is in Tahiti alone at the moment as it is a French territory and as such does not have an extradition treaty with the USA.

  41. Noodles Romanoff

    I do not understand the whole “knight watchman” concept. If a specialist test standard batsman is not considered capable of seeing off a refreshed attack for a couple of overs then how the flock is the team’s batting “bunny” supposed to?

  42. Mark A

    At a time like we now have we have Pope like this.
    Not enough of having a muslim prayer in the Vatican, he now goes to Egypt.

    Sure we are told it’s protocol to meet with islamic leaders but will he object to the persecution and discrimination of Christians?
    What next?

  43. Slayer of Memes

    “Bowled Garry…”

    Fucking useless xunt can’t bowl, can’t bat…

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The federal Coalition has regained ground against Labor in a significant rise in support over the past three weeks, cutting Labor’s lead to 52 to 48 per cent in two-party terms and lifting Malcolm Turnbull’s personal ratings.

    The latest Newspoll, taken exclusively for The Australian, shows the government has won back some of the voters who deserted it earlier this year, when Labor surged to a lead of 55 to 45 in two-party terms.

    The Coalition’s primary vote has risen from 34 to 37 per cent since the last Newspoll, taken three weeks ago, in the biggest single rise for the government on this measure since Mr Turnbull replaced Tony Abbott in September 2015.

    Labor’s primary vote has fallen from 37 to 35 per cent since the previous Newspoll, ending a brief period of two polls when Labor surpassed the Coalition on this measure

    From the Oz. Punters waking up that the alternative is a Shorten Government……?

  45. slackster

    From the Oz. Punters waking up that the alternative is a Shorten Government……?

    If it gets back to 50/50 watch pie boy balloon out again

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Fucking useless xunt can’t bowl, can’t bat…

    Now that the Elephant Jockeys have worked out Lyon and O’keeffe couldn’t turn a record player our attack is as impotent as an obese eunuch.

    You’ll never win Test Matches fielding half strength teams in the land of shitting outside.

  47. Mark A

    struth
    #2331141, posted on March 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    a silly question, did you at any time post under the moniker of “traveling man” or “the traveling man”?
    Not on this forum, I’m talking years ago on an other chat site.
    Ta
    Nope, never did, MarkA.

    No problem, and thanks for replying, there was a long distance truck driver I met on a mining forum years ago who used to deliver oversized equipment and he had the same disdain for the finest and the same easy flowing communicating style like you.

    He was from Gippsland if I recall.

  48. Top Ender

    Yes Zulu, the coup was tried but failed:

    Various incidents began to take place around the city, but the Premier was the main target. Leaflets were distributed arguing for continued resistance. The rebels were intent on killing Premier Suzuki. In short order his official residence and then his private house were visited and set on fire; the former being doused just after the rebels left. Suzuki, despite his 77 years, was adept at keeping one step ahead – almost literally in some moments – of his pursuers, and the whole effort was denied an effective leader when General Anami committed suicide around 430am.

    Around seven am, with smoke from Privy Council President Baron Hiranuma’s house – also set on fire – drifting across the city, an implied signal of the failure of the coup was broadcast across the radio network: the official broadcast would indeed take place at noon. The recording discs had not been found, despite vigorous searches by some of the Guards. Major Hatanaka and Lieutenant Colonel Shiizaki were reduced to distributing leaflets outside the Imperial Palace, the former on a motorcycle and the latter on a horse. Nothing further eventuated. Almost as the opening address was being made the two killed themselves in front of the Imperial Palace, using their personal weapons.

  49. Eyrie

    Our armed forces are just for show. To take down this country own at least one credible combat submarine, declare a maritime exclusion zone around the country (the tankers will stop) and wait a couple of weeks. The food riots when the trucks no longer supply the supermarkets will be impressive along with farmers unable to plant or harvest for next season.
    Clearly there is no office in the Defence Department that deals with “strategic vulnerabilities”. We’re so screwed.
    Will Trump take refugees fleeing this socialist shithole?

  50. john constantine

    My sources are utterly silent on the sudden, massive shorten weight loss.

    Cough, sloppy-joe style staples, cough?.

  51. john constantine

    Diesel, the shortcomings were laid out when their nsw heavy vehicle squad went insane with power and put most of the East Coast fuel tanker truck fleet off the road on the same day.

    Jihadi-boy puts an IED into one of the diesel import choke points and drops an entire state into the dark ages.

    Several jihadi-boys put IED’s into several diesel import choke points and the country goes straight past Venezuela and right into hunger games.

    Even JC would be storing baked beans afterwards, [assuming the experience was survivable.]

  52. Indolent

    Latest conspiracy theory for those inclined is that Obama is in Tahiti alone at the moment as it is a French territory and as such does not have an extradition treaty with the USA.

    If only he’d say there.

  53. Mark A

    john constantine
    #2331157, posted on March 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm
    Jihadi-boy puts an IED into one of the diesel import choke points and drops an entire state into the dark ages.

    Just after 9/11 we were called in to assess the vulnerability of a bridge in Victoria.
    The report and its finding, as far as I know was never released, for good reasons.

    We are lucky that the followers of the faith are somewhat incompetent or not yet ready to act seriously.

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Old Guy, Hairy tells me the tents are in some resort in Kunanurra, supposed to be very cute and about $300 per night, but no aircon. I think we might have to head for the rip-off option and spend some cash to stay in the upmarket section with the international set; and all for aircon and a decent bed. We have very limited time in the area and might as well be comfortable.

    Top Ender, originally Da Hairy Ape wanted us to drive to Darwin, drive all over Kakadu and then drive over to Kunanurra and on to Broome, but I said that was my idea of hell, so we have compromised. Anyway, to do that he’d have to take a lot more time off work. He didn’t t’ink so, he can do a t’ousand kms in a couple of days max. I said not with me in the car he couldn’t. Also, although he is cutting back on hours at work he still needs to be around.

    If we did that car trip we might have bought a tent, but somehow I think he has outgrown putting up tents and so have I. We’re not ready to be Grey Nomads, I whinged. Cup of tea in a caravan, I’m not there yet, and neither are you. So we decided to fly and purchase the tented experience, but with no aircon, it’s not on. Probably full of greenies anyway, next door to you in a tent. Nope. Hotels, motels, bricks and mortar resorts via a fly and drive mode; that’s for us I think.

  55. Harlequin Decline

    Agree with the above commentators, diesel fuel supply is one of Australia’s most obvious vulnerabilities. A disruption to sea traffic around Singapore would be enough. Mind you if we had nuclear powered submarines that worked we would at least have them as a deterrent but what do the stupid bastards do-buy diesel subs. They probably won’t work anyway and if they did there wouldn’t be any fuel.

  56. Motelier

    That would be good friends with Wang.

    What a spelling mistake that was.

    I blame me. 😡

  57. Zyconoclast

    Our armed forces are just for show. To take down this country own at least one credible combat submarine, declare a maritime exclusion zone around the country (the tankers will stop) and wait a couple of weeks. The food riots when the trucks no longer supply the supermarkets will be impressive along with farmers unable to plant or harvest for next season.
    Clearly there is no office in the Defence Department that deals with “strategic vulnerabilities”. We’re so screwed.
    Will Trump take refugees fleeing this socialist shithole?

    How much do people smugglers charge for a ticket from Sydney to LA?

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Agree with the above commentators, diesel fuel supply is one of Australia’s most obvious vulnerabilities.

    Some years ago, there was a seminar in the West Australian Wheatbelt on “Issues confronting farming.” Continuity of supply of diesel fuel was raised as a topic. One bright spark had what she thought was the ideal solution.

    “You guys can always just go back to using horses, can’t you?”

    We just looked at her.

  59. Mark A

    Zyconoclast
    #2331171, posted on March 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm
    How much do people smugglers charge for a ticket from Sydney to LA?

    Do you really want to endure the brutality of the LS immigration agents, like a certain famous (in her own mind) Australian author did?

  60. Zyconoclast

    Do you really want to endure the brutality of the LS immigration agents, like a certain famous (in her own mind) Australian author did?

    Not for me, asking for a friend.

  61. Harlequin Decline

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2331161, posted on March 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve been through the Kimberley and around the top end a few times mainly 4WDriving. Depending upon the time you have and your budget I would suggest-

    -Fly into Darwin and hire a car.

    -Visit Kakadu and the crocodile cruise suggested above. There are day walks to some of the more accessible spots and these are worth doing if you are up for it.Then return to Darwin and fly to Kununurra or drive there.

    -Kununarra is OK as a base but can be a bit boring for an extended stay. Use it to fly into the Bungle Bungles as a day trip. They fly in at dawn, give you breakfast and then take you on a tour which involves around 8km of walking in various stages. You fly back at dusk.

    -Take a flight from Kununurra to Mitchell Falls and then link that with a helicopter ride and tour around the falls.

    -Take a boat trip on Lake Argyle and/or drive to visit the old Durack homestead.

    -Drive down the Gibb river Road from Kununurra to Broome. It is a good gravel road these days( except when it rains). Visit some of the gorges off the road and stay at the homesteads on the way. The gorges are worth visiting but can be infested with tourists. El Questro is the best known and offers a number of accommodation options.

    -Broome is good for a couple of days but pretty touristy and can be swamped from time to time when a cruise ship disgorges its contents. There are a variety of things to do including cruises and flights and you can then fly back to the capital cities directly.

  62. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2331173, posted on March 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm
    You guys can always just go back to using horses, can’t you?”

    I posted a link before about huge multi blade ploughs, can’t find it now, ask her how many horses you’d need to pull that around?

    From memory it was 40 blades rotating. yuuuuge tractor to pull it.

  63. Zyconoclast

    I posted a link before about huge multi blade ploughs, can’t find it now, ask her how many horses you’d need to pull that around?

    A few of these should do the trick.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From memory it was 40 blades rotating. yuuuuge tractor to pull it.

    From memory, the disc plough we had needed a two hundred and ninety HORSEPOWER tractor to pull it..

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    -Broome is good for a couple of days but pretty touristy

    Good advice – the historical museum is worth a visit, and you can still see the remnants of the flying boats shot down in Roebuck Bay, Wobbly Wobbly Two.

  66. cohenite

    From the outsiders, of all places:

    Japan earns $3 billion on Australian Gas import Tax while Australia earns 800 million and Japan do nothing, they just punch a ticket, thx that’ll be $3bn please!! And that’s not all, we have to Pay more for that Gas than the Japanese do and we get the dregs which is why there are severe Gas shortages and we are the largest LNG producers on the Planet! The next biggest is Qatar. How much do they make? $28 billion per annum. Who put this deal together? The LNP!!

  67. Harlequin Decline

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2331173, posted on March 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm
    You guys can always just go back to using horses, can’t you?”

    Just thinking-if we somehow harnessed all the unemployed and similar we would probably have around 1 million people available. Each one could produce 1/5th of a horse power so we could potentially produce the equivalent of 200,000 hp. Equivalent to 667 tractors each with 300 hp. Mind you there would be the small matter of keeping them fed and in tip top condition.

    Now, how many farms are there in Australia?

  68. JC

    rickw
    #2331137, posted on March 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t know how accurate this is but I was told by someone in the petro industry that Australia only has enough diesel storage capacity to supply the country with 1 weeks supply of diesel. Not a very comfortable situation for a country to be in if a major war broke out, I would have thought, if true.

    Storage and inventory is minimal, there is a reliance on imports due to refinery closures. Companies seem to be reluctant to invest somewhere that is fast becoming a backwater with significant sovereign risk.

    That’s possibly more than enough in a peaceful setting. In fact it sounds like very efficient stock management by the oil firms as they seem to have good handle on it.

    If you want a petroleum reserve, then that’s a national security issue.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    FWIW, the front page of the Oz is warning us that some Aboriginal leaders will be campaigning AGAINST constitutional recognition, if all that is on offer is a “minimalist model” with no treaties, or body with power of veto over legislation. No link just yet.

  70. If you want a petroleum reserve, then that’s a national security issue.

    Which is precisely what we are discussing. As far as I can tell, the Yanks have more stored aviation fuel for the their carrier-based aircraft here, than Australia does for our entire military air fleet.

  71. cohenite

    That’s possibly more than enough in a peaceful setting. In fact it sounds like very efficient stock management by the oil firms as they seem to have good handle on it.

    If you want a petroleum reserve, then that’s a national security issue.

    Seriously? FFS; this country should have its own oil deposits developed and all its petroleum refined onshore. I don’t give a rat’s arse if it’s dearer than importing, which it isn’t, energy should be quarantined from market forces in this respect; and any green who goes near energy resources should be imprisoned.

  72. JC

    Yep just what I thought . The previous poll really did appear to be too extreme. If the government manages to make a case for itself with the next budget, they will do okay.

    The federal Coalition has regained ground against Labor in a significant rise in support over the past three weeks, cutting Labor’s lead to 52 to 48 per cent in two-party terms and lifting Malcolm Turnbull’s personal ratings.

    The latest Newspoll, taken exclusively for The Australian, shows the government has won back some of the voters who deserted it earlier this year, when Labor surged to a lead of 55 to 45 in two-party terms.

    The Coalition’s primary vote has risen from 34 to 37 per cent since the last Newspoll, taken three weeks ago, in the biggest single rise for the government on this measure since Mr Turnbull replaced Tony Abbott in September 2015.

    Labor’s primary vote has fallen from 37 to 35 per cent since the previous Newspoll, ending a brief period of two polls when Labor surpassed the Coalition on this measure.

    The Greens saw their primary vote fall by one point to 9 per cent, down from the 10.2 per cent result at the last election. This came after party leader Richard Di Natale last week aired the idea of scaling back the working week to four days.

    While Bill Shorten blames the government for cutting Sunday penalty rates, Mr Turnbull has unveiled a $2 billion plan to expand the Snowy Hydro power scheme in a bid to assure voters he is acting on their concerns about electricity prices and energy security.

  73. JC

    Seriously? FFS; this country should have its own oil deposits developed and all its petroleum refined onshore. I don’t give a rat’s arse if it’s dearer than importing, which it isn’t, energy should be quarantined from market forces in this respect; and any green who goes near energy resources should be imprisoned.

    You may not give a rats if it’s more expensive, but I do.

    We could have a strategic petroleum reserve. No one’s ever going to set up here even if we moved costs down as the labor issues in large unionized settings are toxic in this country.

  74. JC

    And Cohenite, you need a consistent shtick.

    One minute you’re agitating for cheaper electricity and in the next breath you tell me that you don’t give a shit if refined petroluem products are more expensive. Seriously dude, you need to get your story straight.

  75. The previous poll really did appear to be too extreme.

    The previous poll was taken before the implications of the PHON-LNP preference deal had sunk in. Hanson has now demonstrated that PHON is now just another political party, angling for power. Any street cred PHON had as the party of protest, is now gone. The votes are going back to LNP.

  76. JC

    Will you shut up Vaultaire, as you’re annoying me. The previous poll had the Libs down to around 45/55, now it’s around 48/52… ON A TWO PARTY PREFERRED BASIS. This means that your assertion is codswallop.

  77. Will you shut up Vaultaire, as you’re annoying me.

    My humblest apologies, JC. Just for a moment there I got it into my foolish head that for once you were allowing a free and open discussion on a subject. I didn’t realise Trigglypuff rules still applied.

    Consider me suitably mollified. Could you please direct me to the safe space for uppity privileged white males who dare to express an opinion counter to your own? I will do penance.

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Aboriginal leaders have warned they will campaign against a constitutional recognition referendum if all that is on offer is a so-called minimalist “politicians’ model”, which avoids a treaty and indigenous representation in parliament.

    Meeting in Melbourne as part of a national series of community discussions, about 100 Aboriginal leaders and community members agreed there was a view in Canberra that the minimalist model — deleting a reference to race, adjusting another section on race and adding a statement of recognition — was a “done deal”.

    They said recent statements by indigenous Liberal minister Ken Wyatt that they should temper­ expectations of what a referendum would produce, and by West Australian Liberal senat­or Dean Smith that treaties needed to be “off the table” for constitutional recognition to occur, had caused great concern.

    The boilover came at the seventh­ of 12 meetings to be held ­nationwide, in a process climaxing with a constitutional convention at Uluru in May marking the 50th anniversary of the successful 1967 referendum on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rights.

    Participants were in agreement that they were prepared to support a “no” case against the referendum, and politicians should not assume they would eventually capitulate and accept minimalism.

    However, they insisted they were not talking about shooting down a successful outcome, merely an unsatisfactory one, and said their views were not radical and were broadly representative of indigenous Australia.

    Lengthy discussion was had around the fact the delegates, who included traditional owners, elders, chief executives of community organisations, and other “mainstream” indigenous representatives, were ambitious about a positive result but would not be accepting, as one put it, “beads and trinkets”.

    “People are being clear-eyed here, we don’t want to forgo history by just taking whatever is on offer, we’re part of a struggle that goes back to the 19th century,” Referendum Council co-chair Pat Anderson told The Australian. “We owe it to past leaders like Sir Doug Nichols, William Cooper and so many others, to not accept reform that is no improvement on 1967 and just a bit of editing

    From the Oz. So a referendum for constitutional recognition is going to come with so many strings attached, and we dare not vote “no” for fear of the race card being played….

  79. JC

    It’s very open and free exchange. Just as you have a sanctioned right to post a really stupid fucking comment on the open forum, I’m at liberty to inform you that it’s too fucking moronic to posted and to stop irritating me with stupid shit.

  80. Aboriginal leaders have warned they will campaign against a constitutional recognition referendum if all that is on offer is a so-called minimalist “politicians’ model”, which avoids a treaty and indigenous representation in parliament.

    It’s all good, Zulu. The average Aussie may, or may not, have been coerced into a simple recognition in a preamble to the Constitution (personally I doubt it), but there’s no way treaties and fixed representation in parliament are ever going to fly. We should be encouraging them.

  81. srr

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson 6h6 hours ago

    16000 likes for Is This a Picture of Mohamed (now with Spanish subtitles):

    14 Feb 2017
    This five minute video addresses the issue of Islam in Canada, and in the rest of the West. I made it in part because the Canadian Parliament this week will discuss a motion, M103, discussing limitations on “Islamophobia.”

  82. srr

    I don’t know how it works, I copied it from the address bar while it was playing, as usual, but it turned up here from the first video of 34. Anyway it’s Number 11 on that video playlist.

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    but there’s no way treaties and fixed representation in parliament are ever going to fly. We should be encouraging them.

    Dunnow. It’s my understating the the Victorian and South Australian Governments are negotiating treaties, despite the fact that only the Commonwealth has power to sign treaties..

    I applied for a Government grant to plant trees, and reclaim salt affected land a few years ago. I was told that the grant had a better chance of success if we had asked permission from the “traditional owners” of the land. The “traditional owners” of the land lived two hundred kilometers away, and had never set foot on the place in their lives. The little snowflake handing the grant was so disappointed when I told her that..

  84. JC

    Interesting story about the chimps, USSR. Put more stories up like that and you could end up with a Cat Walkley.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australia’s national identity will be redefined along fundamental principles of integration, citizenship and unity in a pointed shift away from welfare entitlement, in the first multicultural statement by a federal government to also recognise the impact of ­terrorism on the nation’s social fabric.

    In a landmark departure from the 2011 statement delivered by then-Labor prime minister Julia Gillard, the Turnbull government has ­included for the first time a list of individual freedoms, including freedom of speech, as core Australian values. The statement, ­released to The Australian ahead of its launch today, is a rejection of multiculturalism as a vehicle for grievance and identity politics.

    The government has dropped past emphasis on equitable access to welfare and services for new ­migrants, and instead promotes values of opportunity, self-reliance­ and aspiration.

    In an implicit reference to the controversial provisions of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, it has moved away from Labor’s past reference to the use of the “full force of the law” while denouncin­g ­racism and discrimin­ation, and promoting mutual respect­.

    From the Oz. What’s going on here, has this Government discovered a spine, or have they been reading the entrails?

  86. From the Oz. What’s going on here, has this Government discovered a spine, or have they been reading the entrails?

    No, Zulu, they want to introduce a codified Bill of Rights.
    Thereafter the only rights you will have are those defined by the legislation. It is the final run-around common law and the various Statutes that have defined our legal system for nearly a thousand years. It is the very first thing the communists do once they have effective power.

  87. -Broome is good for a couple of days but pretty touristy

    Yes, but you don’t go there to DO stuff … just to be there … and relax and unwind …

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m getting quietly smashed here, – as a self funded retiree, I’ve got forty thousand dollars going into my bank account, courtesy of Broken Hill, and Wesfarmers,sometime in the next two weeks..

  89. C.L.

    Gab’s link:

    On Sunday for the first time ever the readings from Quran will be heard at the Vatican. This move was initiated by the Pope Francis in order to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians…

    According to the officials, these evening prayers would be a “pause in politics” and have no political aim behind it other than the desire to bring peace and respect to the Israeli-Palestinian relations, states the Associated Press.

    The Vatican will broadcast the event worldwide through the official website.

    I can’t, in all conscientiousness, regard Bergoglio as the pope.

  90. classical_hero

    He’s acting like an Antichrist.

  91. There are few people with worse judgment then Bergoglio.

  92. BTW, van Onselen’s claim that big business is showing ‘leadership’ on gay ‘marriage’ is laughable. They are virtue-signalling scum no different to SJWs. They were lining their pockets during the warmening hysteria and will likely try to line their pockets with SSM.

  93. None

    So the Pope really *isn’t* a Catholic, huh?

  94. None

    big business is showing ‘leadership’ on gay ‘marriage’

    I am sorry but any male (much less female) who thinks shoving your dick up someone’s shithole makes marriage, needs a psychiatrist, stat. Any male (much less female) who actively touts for gay marriage without being prepared to have someone’s dick shoved up their shithole, also needs a psychiatrist. So when van Onselen bends over and cops it from behind – AND THEN ALSO TEACHES HIS KIDS TO DO THE SAME – I might start believing that he believes in this shit. But I have no doubt that PVO is a total fraud. None. What.So.Ev.Er.

  95. rickw

    If you want a petroleum reserve, then that’s a national security issue.

    Definitely.

    The problem that you might want to “fix” for strategic / defence reasons largely doesn’t exist if the industry is healthy. But like many industries in Australia it isn’t healthy, it’s in decline through a combination of union bastardry, punitive regulations and toxic levels of taxation both on companies and products. Most long term suppliers have said sell / close when it has come time to make new major investments.

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe…

    Garbage haul at Dakota Access camps revised downward to 21 million pounds

    So it wasn’t quite 10,000 tonnes of garbage cleared from the protest camp. Lefties are amazing.
    Recycling bin pickup this week here at Chez Bruce. Woe betide if I put the wrong thing in the bin.

  97. Apple chief Tim Cook defends globalisaiton in China speech

    might want to focus apple on something new and innovative instead of bloviating about politics.

  98. stackja

    Phillip Island penguins: Clamp on cats to make island pest-free
    Rob Harris, National politics reporter, Herald Sun
    March 19, 2017 8:25pm
    Subscriber only
    A FEROCIOUS feral cat population would be wiped out and owners forced to keep their moggies indoors in an ambitious plan to make Phillip Island a pest-free zone.

    A bid to turn the island — world famous for its little penguin colony — into a “feral- free” zone comes on top of a federal government plan to bait, trap and kill two million feral cats nationwide by 2020.

  99. On Sunday for the first time ever the readings from Quran will be heard at the Vatican. This move was initiated by the Pope Francis in order to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians…

    “9:29 Make war on those who have received the Scriptures [Jews and Christians] but do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day. They do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden. The Christians and Jews do not follow the religion of truth until they submit and pay the poll tax [jizya], and they are humiliated.”

    “66:9 Oh, Messenger, make war on the Kafirs and hypocrites, and be hard on them. Hell will be their home, and wretched is the passage to it.”

  100. rickw

    A bid to turn the island — world famous for its little penguin colony — into a “feral- free” zone comes on top of a federal government plan to bait, trap and kill two million feral cats nationwide by 2020.

    Kids with .22’s is the answer, but that might develop a type of person that was difficult to control in the future, so no!

  101. rickw

    big business is showing ‘leadership’ on gay ‘marriage’

    I ripped a substantial chunk of $ out of CBA for their wank on SSM and sent it overseas. Wrote the young personal banker a letter for her performance review, basically she did an excellent job and shouldn’t be held accountable for social engineering by senior management.

  102. stackja

    Born Vera Margaret Welch in East Ham, Essex on March 20, 1917, she made her first stage appearance at age seven and by 11 had adopted her grandmother’s maiden name for shows in working men’s clubs. She joined radio broadcasts with the Joe Loss Orchestra in the 1930s, made her solo recording debut with The General’s Fast Asleep in October 1935, and sang with Charlie Kunz and the Ambrose Orchestra, before winning a newspaper competition as the forces’ sweetheart in 1939.

    During the London Blitz in late 1940, Lynn began regular performances for the BBC’s Overseas Entertainment Unit Starlight program. Aimed at troops overseas, each 15-minute Starlight was rebroadcast several times.

  103. Notafan

    This is how entrenched and confident the islamic world view in the west is.

    18c is a precursor to a blasphemy law.


    The underlying assumptions of a muslim BBC presenter.

  104. Notafan

    Iben Thranholm’s view of Sweden as an faithless empty room should be applied to the entire west.

  105. Tel

    Apple chief Tim Cook defends globalisaiton in China speech

    Well he would, wooden e?

    I mean no one doubts that globalization has been of great help to some, getting the Chinese a few steps beyond peasant agriculture with massive importation of foreign know-how sure made them better just for starters. Now they want to thank us by ripping up pristine reef islands (and strangely no freak out from the Greens since they can’t think of a way to tax it).

  106. Hydra

    In this day and age it is unbelievable that one has to ‘defend’ globalisation.

  107. Hydra

    A bid to turn the island — world famous for its little penguin colony — into a “feral- free” zone comes on top of a federal government plan to bait, trap and kill two million feral cats nationwide by 2020.

    replace cat with “rainbow phillip island stick insect”

  108. Gab

    In this day and age it is incredible that blasphemy laws are under discussion in western civilisations.

  109. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Yes, but you don’t go there to DO stuff … just to be there … and relax and unwind …

    How I wish. But Hairy wants to fly out of there on a trip to see some ‘horizontal waterfall’. Wherever we go, he wants to DO stuff. 🙂

  110. Hydra

    Storage and inventory is minimal, there is a reliance on imports due to refinery closures.

    It does not help that the Singapore refinery can refine in a day what the Viva refinery in Geelong does in a year, for example.

  111. srr

    Federal Judge Green-Lights Lawsuit Against San Jose By Trump Supporters Beaten and Bloodied After Rally

    Jim Hoft Mar 19th, 2017 7:53 am 207 Comments

    Fourteen victims of anti-Trump rioters at a Trump campaign rally in San Jose, California on June 2 filed a class action federal civil rights lawsuit in July against San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Police Chief Edgardo Garcia, the City of San Jose and several named and unknown attackers.

    Trump supporters were assaulted, spit on, beaten, cold-cocked, egged, chased, tackled and bloodied as they left the San Jose Trump rally by mobs of far left, Mexican nationalist, Socialist, SEIU and anarchist thugs.

    One female Trump supporter was egged and spit on by hundreds of Mexican nationalists chanting “F*ck you!” Another Trump supporter was cold-cocked with a bag of rocks while walking to his car and left bleeding.

    [image: trump supporters beaten]

    Trump supporters were seen running for their lives.
    [image: ss2]

    The San Jose Police released documents on the planned brutal assault of Trump supporters. An undercover San Jose Officer reported after the rally that throughout the afternoon and evening he watched several individuals wearing “Trump” articles of clothing getting punched, kicked and pushed.

    On Saturday a federal judge gave the green light to a lawsuit against the city by Trump supporters who allege police did nothing to protect them outside of a rally where an anti-Trump mob had gathered.

    Brutalized Trump Ralliers Notch Win in Lawsuit Against San Jose https://t.co/wGu8pOgxnt via @LifeZette pic.twitter.com/LgbFIBo1V5

    — Great Again News (@kencampbell66) March 18, 2017

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/355736/

  112. Siltstone

    Notafan at 07:21

    BBC Asian Network asks Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’

    How quickly will the ABC join this herd?

  113. feelthebern

    Gail Kelly to be the new Chairperson of BHP?

    Wow.
    Just wow.

  114. Siltstone

    Gail Kelly to be the new Chairperson of BHP?

    Sell

  115. cynical1

    I am sorry but any male (much less female) who thinks shoving your dick up someone’s shithole makes marriage, needs a psychiatrist, stat. Any male (much less female) who actively touts for gay marriage without being prepared to have someone’s dick shoved up their shithole, also needs a psychiatrist. So when van Onselen bends over and cops it from behind – AND THEN ALSO TEACHES HIS KIDS TO DO THE SAME – I might start believing that he believes in this shit. But I have no doubt that PVO is a total fraud. None. What.So.Ev.Er.

    I read this weekend, that the fashion designer, Tom Ford is moving back to the US, with his son and his “Husband”.

    And yeah, although politically incorrect, “What a lot of bullshit” I thought.

    Imagine when he is introduced as the “Wife”…

  116. Ragu

    Federal Judge Green-Lights Lawsuit Against San Jose By Trump Supporters Beaten and Bloodied After Rally

    More winning.

    Although it will be interesting to see which way the judgement breaks and, the reasoning

  117. john constantine

    The diesel strategic reserve problem could be solved by making the expenditure of money on diesel storage on farm directly deductable from your socialist council rates bill.

    Fire a few activists from the ‘Department of Safe Stalinism’ and council bin inspectors and council drone operators and council global warming activists and council social justice experts and council voteherd importers and use the money to provide buffer space, everybody is a winner

  118. john constantine

    Government taxes diesel use already, so an overhaul of the crappy tax/inspect compliance/ apply for refund way the government redtapes diesel tax could include a diesel storage buffer requirement.

    Meet the diesel storage target and get less diesel tax hassles–smaller government and a strategic reserve at no taxpayer cost.

  119. Baldrick

    Gail Kelly to be the new Chairperson of BHP?

    Westpac CEO statement

    There is little doubt that climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. The science is telling us that in our lifetime we are going to face sweeping climatic changes with environmental, economic, health and social impacts that will change the way we live our lives. In many ways these changes can be for the better.
    A low-carbon future means a smarter, cleaner and more resource-efficient economy, and the emerging policy and market frameworks will provide plenty of incentives for the innovation required. As a financial institution with relationships right across society, we will play a pivotal role helping our customers, employees and the broader community shift to this low-carbon economy.

    Westpac has been tackling environmental issues for over 15 years, reducing our own footprint, and more recently contributing to the awareness and understanding of climate change. But there is still a long way to go and this document sets out our current thinking. It is easy to dwell on the challenges, but we do believe that there are exciting opportunities for companies and individuals with the courage to reach out and grasp them. We look forward to your feedback and welcome any comments on what further programs, policies or products and services we should be developing to address this issue.

    Gail Kelly Chief Executive Officer

  120. john constantine

    If somebody wants to spend the time and hassle of growing their own biodiesel/ethanol for personal use, why does the Australian State need to crush them with Statist crap?.

    [not that biodiesel/ethanol is strictly economic, but compared to having a boat it is a cheap hobby]

    More chance of the State letting you grow marijuana than tractorfuel.

  121. Ragu

    The science is telling us that in our lifetime we are going to face sweeping climatic changes

    I’ll believe in climate change when airports alter the orientation of their runways.

  122. Top Ender

    Interesting….

    Dig may unearth Flinders’ last berth

    LONDON: He is one of Australia’s greatest heroes — the Royal Navy captain who defied war and hopelessly leaky ships to become the first to circumnavigate the continent, producing a map described as the nation’s “birth certificate”.

    Now, 202 years after his death, the hunt is on to identify the remains of the Englishman who proved Australia is one land mass and is credited with giving the country its name. Matthew Flinders is believed to be one of up to 61,000 bodies that will be exhumed as part of the ›56 billion ($90bn) High Speed 2 rail project, which will connect London with northern cities.

    The scheme involves the destruction of St James’s Gardens, a former burial ground next to Euston railway station in north London. Research has shown Flinders was buried there.

    “Flinders is important to Australia. He figures in all the Australian history textbooks for kids,” said former Australian high commissioner to Britain John Dauth. “We have other explorers who are famous icons in our history but there is a particularly romantic attachment to Flinders.”

    Flinders circled Australia as commander of HMS Investigator between 1801-03, charting the continent’s south coast.

    As his rotting ship threatened to fall apart, Flinders explored the remaining coastline in a race with a Frenchman.

    When he tried to return to England his luck ran out. First he was shipwrecked when HMS Porpoise broke up on the Great Barrier Reef. Flinders and 13 others sailed a smaller boat 1100km back to Sydney to organise the rescue of the rest of the crew.

    His next ship home, HMS Cumberland, was in poor repair and was forced to stop at Frenchcontrolled Mauritius, where Flinders was detained for six years. Britain and France were in conflict in the Napoleonic wars.

    He eventually returned to London in 1810 after nine years away from his wife, Ann Chappelle, who had married him three months before he set sail but was banned by the Admiralty from accompanying him.

    He died on July 19, 1814, aged 40, one day after the written account of his extraordinary discoveries was published.

    Landmarks across Australia have been named after Flinders and there are statues of him in Euston station and outside the State Library of NSW in Sydney, where he is shown with his cat Trim, who accompanied him on his adventures before disappearing during his imprisonment in Mauritius. Flinders believed his cat was eaten by hungry slaves.

    A quarter of the St James’s Gardens burial ground was built on during an expansion of Euston in 1887 and there are no records to show if Flinders is under a platform, although experts believe wealthy and notable Londoners were buried in the surviving gardens.

    Archaeologist Helen Wass said discovering Flinders’ remains will not be easy, given the huge number of bodies. Her team’s best chance is if it can discover a coffin with a metal name plate or some kind of identifiable decoration.

    The gardens are also believed to be the final resting place of Bill Richmond, a former American slave who dominated the boxing rings of 19th-century London.

    Richmond was born into slavery in Staten Island, New York, but won his freedom during the American War of Independence, becoming the servant of a lieutenant general in the British Army before moving to London.

    He won 17 of his 19 fights as a bare-knuckle boxer. “He is the first black man to become a sporting star,” said Luke Williams, an assistant head at a secondary school in south London who wrote a biography of him.

    Rail chiefs want to reinter the bodies “as locally as possible”. Discussions are under way as to what should happen to Flinders in the event that he is found.

    THE SUNDAY TIMES

  123. Victoria

    Oh dear! Who is this “Googlery” person? He sounds a frightful boor. The sort of person one avoids in the green room at royal galas, if you know what I mean.

    Not to worry, dears. My Better Half would surely trounce him at a dual of fisticuffs. He’s my white knight, after all. Ah, white knights, if only we all had one or two of them. Or a whole blog list.

    Toodle-ooh, darlings. I’m off on an amazing, slightly non-specific adventure where I certainly won’t be dropping in any place or attending an event that would leave any verifiable record. Live Vicariously!

  124. Ragu

    We look forward to your feedback and welcome any comments on what further programs, policies or products and services we should be developing to address this issue.

    Dear Gail,

    I, like totally, have all this spare cash, you know, saved up in preparedness for climategeddon, but your bank totally takes all the account fees.

    Can you make available a climate warrior account that I’ll totally use for low mileage fair trade purchases that is fee free?

    By the way, can you lend me a few grand? You earn totes more money than me, and other banks want to charge me interest, like whatever!!! We both believe in equality, so shouldn’t be a probs

  125. Andrew

    Oh dear! Who is this “Googlery” person? He sounds a frightful boor.

    You misspelled “frightful bore.”

  126. Hydra

    I’ll believe in climate change when airports alter the orientation of their runways.

    I don’t understand this reference. Why would airports need to do this?

  127. Ragu

    Looks like an outbreak of griggorrhea has morphed into victoriaitis

  128. Rabz

    Grate – yet another bloody Grogorian sockie.

  129. Ragu

    Hydra, airport runways are orientated to take advantage of the prevailing winds.

    If the climate is changing so dramatically, then surely those prevailing winds would also be changing and airport boardrooms would be going flat-out before the shit hits the fan

  130. Tom

    It’s not the same when you know he’s not drawing them any more. But the Leak retrospective is still turning up some rippers.

  131. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Toodle-ooh, darlings. I’m off on an amazing, slightly non-specific adventure where I certainly won’t be dropping in any place or attending an event that would leave any verifiable record. Live Vicariously!

    I certainly won’t be leaving any trace of specific travel times and accommodation dates and places on this blog that might suggest where you can find us, Grigory, you low-life.

    There is nothing ‘vicarious’ about our travels, Grigory, as Sinc would know from the IP addresses if he cared to follow them up.

    Many people here travel but you seem to have an obsessive interest in mine. Sick.

  132. srr

    Secretary Tillerson Ends China Visit Amid Warm Words on Both Sides…
    Posted on March 19, 2017 by sundance

    (Via Reuters) With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier issues. (link) All lumps removed…

    Chinese President Xi Jinping:

    “You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this.” … “We both believe that China-U.S. cooperation henceforth is the direction we are both striving for. We are both expecting a new era for constructive development.” … “The joint interests of China and the United States far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both.”

    Secretary of State Tillerson:

    “President Trump places a very high value on the communications that have already occurred, and he looks forward to enhancing that understanding in the opportunity for a visit in the future.” … “We know that through further dialogue we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthened, strengthening of the ties between China and the United States and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation.”

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/19/secretary-tillerson-ends-china-visit-amid-warm-words-on-both-sides/
    ___________________

    Sad to see how many are even more desperately backing the, ‘You CAN’T beat Them, so join & stick with Them, No Matter What 🙁 😥 !!!’, Lying Whores, as they lay dying.

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    If Obama had a son he’d be just like this kid. Oh wait…

    Previously Deported Criminal Alien Charged in [Black] Teenager’s Death

    EAST BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – A previously deported criminal alien from Mexico faces second-degree murder charges and federal charges after allegedly shooting and killing a teenager.

    Louisiana State Police arrested Octavio Bringas, 49 years-old, for allegedly shooting 16-year-old Darius Plummer in the head — killing him on the day of his birthday, according to WBRZ.

    Wow look at the wall-to-wall outrage in the MSM, and the riots, like when Trayvon was shot.
    Not.

  134. Tom

    Grate – yet another bloody Grogorian sockie.

    It’s a mental illness, Rabz. Trolls — the real, vicious kind — just can’t stay away. The need to get attention making arseholes of themselves overrides everything else in their pitiful lives.

  135. Baldrick

    But the Leak retrospective is still turning up some rippers.

    Did Leak ever draw the Gimp before his Barnaby Joyce Natman?

  136. Ragu

    I kinda wish Bleak did Joyce as Bananaby

  137. calli

    At least they didn’t make the mistake of recycling an email address again. LOL

  138. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Thanks by the way Harlequin for the detailed information on Kununarra; it will help us to plan our few days there. Looking forward to the trip, but it is not until May, as I’ve already mentioned, so thanks again to NT Cats for the response. With Googlery on the case, I’ll post a write-up after the event, for those interested; if not then scroll please.

  139. calli

    Did Leak ever draw the Gimp before his Barnaby Joyce Natman?

    Natman was first. I had to have the Gimp explained to me [hangs head in shame for not watching all of Pulp Fiction].

  140. Tom

    Mark Leishman, of Warrnambool, wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando — his first victory on the US Tour.

  141. Baldrick

    Grate – yet another bloody Grogorian sockie.

    Don’t worry. As long as he can talk ‘birds’ as good as his last iteration he’ll be welcomed with open arms by some.

  142. Tom

    Lizzie, make sure you don’t pass on the trip to the Horizontal Waterfall, one of the world’s wonders.

  143. ian3029

    to see some ‘horizontal waterfall

    Worth the flight.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Grigs loves posing as a woman, doesn’t he? He’s on the wrong blog; there are blogs for trannies where he would be made most welcome. This is not a safe place for him.

  145. Tom

    D’oh. It was Mark Leishman’s second US Tour win — not his first — but he hasn’t won for five years.

  146. Nick

    Victoria is Lucie/B Shaw/Robbie Mac

  147. Baldrick

    You can safely file this one under Fake News, compliments of FakeFax:

    Voters in some of the most conservative seats in Australia overwhelmingly support legalising same-sex marriage in 2017, according to a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.
    And Coalition MPs are seen as out of touch with the community – and could lose votes, and even their seats – if they continue to block a free vote in Parliament and insist on the defeated plebiscite policy.

  148. srr

    Siltstone
    #2331253, posted on March 20, 2017 at 7:53 am

    BBC Asian Network asks Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’

    How quickly will the ABC join this herd?

    You have to travel back in time to catch up … or just keep up with those who see the future, and around corners 😉 –

    Exploding the fake excuses for the “honor killing” speech
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    July 1, 2014

    So, no, the public did not misunderstand the topic. Yes, Badar indeed planned to argue for “honour killings”. And, yes, the organisers were indeed prepared to host a discussion arguing for the killing (by the state) of wives and daughters who’d “shamed” their family’s “honor”. Despicable. (Thanks to reader David.)

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/exploding-the-fake-excuses-for-the-honor-killing-speech/news-story/c7e6197e08f63d925008bfbe782cf624
    ____________

    Festival of Dangerous Ideas – Event – Talks – Big Ideas – ABC TV
    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/browse/partner.htm?index=idx-big-ideas-partner-festival-of-dangerous-ideas

  149. Ragu

    Voters in some of the most conservative seats

    This is the sort of lazy diction that results in every scandal named scandalgate!!

  150. Nick

    Balders, which is why they are shitting themselves that a plebiscite actually my go ahead.

  151. struth

    Voters in some of the most conservative seats in Australia overwhelmingly support legalising same-sex marriage in 2017, according to a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.
    And Coalition MPs are seen as out of touch with the community – and could lose votes, and even their seats – if they continue to block a free vote in Parliament and insist on the defeated plebiscite policy.

    The politicians are considered by right wing voters to be out of touch by engaging in democracy!!!!
    You couldn’t make this shit up.
    Obviously I’m wrong about that.

  152. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Steve from Brisbane was rather like Grigs in his curiosity about our whereabouts. I mentioned once we were staying in Tasmania for a few days and SfB was talking of calling hotels for a name ‘probably something Irish’.

    I am honest in where I say we are, but in that instance I was laughing. SfB immediately assumed Hobart; actually it was Peppers in Launceston. Hairy was in and out of Tasmania quite a lot during our 18 months in Melbourne, but not something I made a point about, speaking only of an occasional ‘holiday’: commercial in confidence stuff, his trips at that time.

    Sinc has a cardinal rule about anonymity on this blog and I am grateful for that, so are many others.

    And that is quite enough attention being given to Grigtoria or Shawtoria or Robbietoria or whatever.

  153. Geriatric Mayfly

    Oh! The grand old Mal -a – Droit,
    Found Green water in the glen,
    He marched it up to the top of the hill
    Then he marched it down again.

    And when it was up, it was up
    And when it was down, it was down
    And when it was only half way up
    It was neither up nor down.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.

    I suspect they mean ‘booths’. Darlinghurst for instance would be an overwhelming win in Wentworth.

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    the defeated plebiscite policy.

    Yeah, good one. Defeated by Labor and the Greens.

  156. Victoria

    Too right, Lizzie. You show them who’s boss by doing your write-up after the event, thereby avoiding having to respond to the very polite invitation by a local Cat.

    Couldn’t care less about your itinery, love. Googlery might, but I am not he. Me? I’m just someone sick to death of the white-knighting going on. I like your little stories; I don’t like the way they seem to affect otherwise sane gents and ladies. And laaaaiiidies..

    Tell you what. I’m keen to put this to rest, so why don’t you, during your forthcoming trip, drop in on the kind Cat who extended you an invitation? That’ll shut everyone up. For everyone else, I’ll run a book on the excuses. Will it be (a) That would just be pandering to you, so I won’t do it. (b) I’d lilove to, but just won’t have any time. (c) It’s unaccountably just out of our way or (d) I’ll show you, I’ll do exactly that [and then weeks later, set up a series of increasingly difficult conditions for the invitor to meet] or (e). Something else.

    And no, Andrew, Googlery is a pig. Boor is correct. Bore would be much more benign (like a cancer?).

  157. Gab

    Just scroll by the troll – unless you relish giving it the attention it so desperately wants.

  158. struth

    Voters in some of the most conservative seats in Australia overwhelmingly support legalising same-sex marriage in 2017, according to a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.
    And Coalition MPs are seen as out of touch with the community – and could lose votes, and even their seats – if they continue to block a free vote in Parliament and insist on the defeated plebiscite policy.

    This sort of bullshit is proof that the MSM aren’t very bright at all, and indeed I feel a little embarrassed for them, writing “articles” that will be read by people of far superior intellect.
    The general public.
    We, the great unwashed, see the word “decisive” used by them and we read “biased”
    Dozen means roughly ten coalition seats that have homosexual clubs or haunts they could ring, if indeed the poll actually took place.
    Out of touch with the community means not agreeing with the minority Marxist socialist scum within the community.
    Could lose votes or even their seats………………best panic ye spineless liberals, the left are trying to scare you into dropping democracy.
    If they continue to block a free vote…………..by wanting Australians to vote?!!!
    Insisting on the defeated plebiscite policy…………….
    If they are still insisting on the defeated plebiscite policy, it isn’t defeated.
    Left wing for claiming victory not achieved to try to put across that it’s useless to fight the winning they haven’t won.

  159. cohenite

    Notafan

    #2331234, posted on March 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Interview with Dane Iben Thranholm on Sweden, immigration, and multiculti.

    Very impressive lady.

    On the BBC blasphemy scandal: ACT already has blasphemy laws aimed at suppressing criticism of islam:

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/act-news/act-parliament-passes-religious-vilification-laws-20160804-gqlagu.html

  160. Nick

    Scant details about the Priest that was stabbed in Melbourne yesterday, whilst saying mass.

  161. Ragu

    I’d have popular front back here. At the very least he’s an Honourable man. When given the boot, he didn’t sock puppet the joint for months afterwards

  162. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Men and women explained. Hahahaha, that was very funny.
    We have a different set of hormones and genes to men and it shows.
    Men! When you have a hammer I suppose everything looks like a nail. 🙂
    Adam, you have just the name to do the explaining too.
    Sorry about your lost rib and all that testosterone you got in exchange.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I’d have popular front back here. At the very least he’s an Honourable man

    I quite liked him. He had motorcycle energy, you only had to look at that Gravatar to be impressed.

  164. johanna

    Voters in some of the most conservative seats in Australia overwhelmingly support legalising same-sex marriage in 2017, according to a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.

    Decisive? A poll, by its nature, cannot be “decisive.” It makes no decisions.

    I think what this semi-literate “journalist” (BIRM) is trying to say is that the science is settled. No further discussion is required. QED, and all that.

    Whenever someone pulls this stunt, you just know that they are covering up unpalatable facts.

  165. Andrew

    Conservative seats polled: Bitchop’s seat in inner Perth, Hastie’s just south of it, Trumble’s seat including Oxford St etc.

  166. Zyconoclast

    There are few people with worse judgment then Bergoglio.

    His judgement is very good. He plans to do as much damage as possible.
    Things are going well.

  167. squawkbox

    I’d have popular front back here. At the very least he’s an Honourable man

    I quite liked him. He had motorcycle energy, you only had to look at that Gravatar to be impressed.

    Personally, I sometimes miss Phil/Isher/Febro/KoK (generally referred to as Graeme’s tranny). Crazy and depraved, but didn’t monopolise entire threads or pursue bizarre vendettas against genuine commenters. And the romance with the avian was truly touching.

  168. Zyconoclast

    BTW, van Onselen’s claim that big business is showing ‘leadership’ on gay ‘marriage’ is laughable. They are virtue-signalling scum no different to SJWs. They were lining their pockets during the warmening hysteria and will likely try to line their pockets with SSM.

    I think in this instance the pockets will be unlined.
    This should allow the easier and unobstructed access to to their naughty bits.

  169. Ragu

    Exclusive poll shows potential voters would prefer having a job. Only 2% would like a turd in their mouth.

    In this Trump world, polls and the people who commission them, are up there with lawyers, journalists and the dodgy brothers.

  170. Adam, you have just the name to do the explaining too.
    Sorry about your lost rib and all that testosterone you got in exchange.

    Gee, I’m not. I feel sorry for all you women who have to be women. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

  171. Ragu

    Conservative seats polled: Bitchop’s seat in inner Perth, Hastie’s just south of it, Trumble’s seat including Oxford St etc.

    A narrative in search of a percentage

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Run a book on yourself, troll. There are any number of Cats we could meet up with in Sydney and Melbourne, but don’t. NT may be different, I’ll talk to Hairy. And it is none of your business.

    End of any discourse with you. Rack off. It’s people like you on a blog that give Hairy conniptions about me being here. You don’t like anonymity, except for yourself of course. You have a thousand pseudonyms.

  173. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Shortfilth in full sob mode in The House regarding the ‘Hard working Australians” (Repeat ad nauseam) who are going to be dude by the reduction in penalty rates.

  174. Geriatric Mayfly

    dudded, thank you autocorrect.

  175. Mike of Marion

    Mark A
    #2331295, posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:58 am
    21 blade (42 in all) rotating plow with Big Bud

    That’s a toy plow!!!!
    Try this one

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Gee, I’m not. I feel sorry for all you women who have to be women. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

    *sob* Oooooooh Adam. You do understand. *sniff* Some days it’s just soooo bad, you just have to go off with a credit card (thank you) and cheer yourself up. 😀

  177. Ragu

    The Shortfilth in full sob mode in The House regarding the ‘Hard working Australians” (Repeat ad nauseam) who are going to be dude by the reduction in penalty rates.

    Due to the wonders of progressive taxation, baristas might find themselves better off.

    A liberal parliamentarian that can actually use a spreadsheet could work this out.

  178. Geriatric Mayfly

    Now Bandt is on the penalty rates bandwagon. The Marxist perspective on inequality and fairness should get a good airing.

  179. Dear Hairy – the wife is loose with the plastic again. It is not my fault, I swear.

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bandt speaks. The House empties.

  181. Mark A

    Mike of Marion
    #2331346, posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

    That’s a toy plow!!!!
    Try this one

    Ooooohhh that’s a big one!

  182. thefrolickingmole

    Mike of Marion

    Now thats a cool little plough.

    We just had a “rip” of a couple of seepage ponds about 1/20th scale of that thing.

  183. Ragu

    While that peculiarly intelligent being is running those numbers, they might be able to work out why private health cover isn’t working because of the ever rising ‘health levy’

  184. .

    And no, Andrew, Googlery is a pig. Boor is correct.

    Pedant fail. I think you mean boar, not a word etymologically similar to boer.

    In fact, out of respect to our farmers, I will stop using “boor” as an insult.

  185. Nick

    BTW, van Onselen’s claim that big business is showing ‘leadership’ on gay ‘marriage’

    What’s the bet it wouldn’t be ‘leadership’ if they opposed it, lol.

  186. max

    Why do you need to plough 1.9m deep ?

    Incredible, but made me think of John Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath.

  187. Des Deskperson

    Whatever one thinks about the euthanasia debate, the following, the lead item on the ABC news website:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/nikki-gemmell-explores-euthanasia-debate-after-mothers-death/8347548

    is nothing but a blatant plug for an ABC TV programme as well as yet another window for a self-promotor of Stakhanovite proportions. .

  188. .

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2331306, posted on March 20, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Steve from Brisbane was rather like Grigs

    No. He is incredibly stupid.

  189. .

    feelthebern
    #2331254, posted on March 20, 2017 at 7:58 am
    Gail Kelly to be the new Chairperson of BHP?

    Wow.
    Just wow.
    Siltstone
    #2331255, posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:01 am
    Gail Kelly to be the new Chairperson of BHP?

    Sell

    How many businesses do you need to blow up before you stop getting a pass for being a woman?

  190. Ragu

    is nothing but a blatant plug for an ABC TV programme

    What’s the SOP here?

    Do the grieved make contact with the abc, or is there an open tender?

  191. notafan

    Scant details about the Priest that was stabbed in Melbourne yesterday, whilst saying mass.

    Appears to be someone of Italian appearance, who was not a member of the parish, who was adamant that a Indian had to be Hindu or muslim and was therefore Father Tony only masquerading. Perp only been seen hanging round the last couple of weeks.

    Being able to say Mass in Italian was all part of Father’s deep cover.


    72 yo Fawkner man now arrested

  192. H B Bear

    Des – ALPBC News has always been an advertising medium for the other co-op programs, particularly on a Monday which is laughably seen as its heavy news and current affairs day, notwithstanding it morphing into light entertainment and scripted reality for The Snowcone Variety Hour. Gemmell is just another in-house co-op frightbat.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    to a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.

    This one today is relevant:

    Exclusive—Ann Coulter: ‘As Long As We Live in a Country Where Liberals Are Going to Violently Attack Anyone Who Disagrees with Them, What Is the Point of Polling?’

    “We just had a presidential election where the polls were useless because poll respondents were afraid to admit—even to computerized telephone polls!—that they were voting for Trump,” she continued.

    She’s referring to a CNN poll which likewise found a hitherto unknown vast proportion of the electorate are in favour of letting illegals stay.

    If some pollster asked me about SSM the phone’d be off before you could say ‘gimp’. I’m not crazy. The persecution of anyone standing in the way of the Waffen-SSM is serious and pervasive.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    To CEO Westpac
    Dear Gail

    We have just sold an investment property and would like to park some money, a lot, in a bank.
    We will not be parking it in term deposit at Westpac because of your climate change fanaticism.
    We believe it will result in very poor business decisions. You are not on a winner.

    Sincerely
    Climate Realists

  195. Ragu

    How many businesses do you need to blow up before you stop getting a pass for being a woman?

    Next stop, AFL

  196. Ragu

    Just on that, Get Kearney is due for an appearance soon

  197. Our armed forces are just for show. To take down this country own at least one credible combat submarine, declare a maritime exclusion zone around the country (the tankers will stop) and wait a couple of weeks. The food riots when the trucks no longer supply the supermarkets will be impressive along with farmers unable to plant or harvest for next season.

    Yeah, but voice your concerns on the OT and get called a ‘prepper’ and then ridiculed for drawing attention to the parlous state of Australias defences.
    But the part that annoys me the most is the ridicule is dished out by someone who has never put their signature on the bit of paper that says “I will write a blank cheque, payable with my life, to the citizens of Australia.”
    Then tells all and sundry that the nation is a shithole and they will run away if it ever means putting in an ounce of effort for the common good.
    And yes, JC. I’m talking about you.

  198. Mark A

    max
    #2331363, posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Why do you need to plough 1.9m deep ?
    Incredible, but made me think of John Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath.

    You are close with ‘grapes’ it’s for the planting of grapes and some deep rooted fruit trees where you need the good soil to be deeper.

  199. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Cats

    I’m trying to hunt down a copy of an ACTU Annual Report (any year in recent history will do). I now find they are an unincorporated entity, unlike say AiGroup which is incorporated.

    Does anyone know if the ACTU is obliged to produce a public report of financials, office holders and the like?

  200. cohenite

    Good interview by Laws with Michaelia Cash on the penalty rate issue; she gives tits a great serve. Lights out under labour, she says; good slogan. As long as turnbull starts building coal power plants and stops giving away our gas.

  201. notafan

    Oh for goodness sake

    We, here, have discussed the worldwide muslim demands for blasphemy laws many times. I’m a bit over people claiming to be a new improved Nostradamus.

    It is just as likely Bolt got the tip regarding Uthman Badar aka Uthy Baby from the cat btw.

    Not to mention talking about poor Asia Bibi who has languished in a Pakistani prison under a death sentence since 2010.

    The BBC comment is interesting because of the underlying assumption that there should be blasphemy laws and in light of the Pakistani governments push to get Facebook and Twitter to reveal the identities of Pakistani social media user who they deem guilty of blasphemy

  202. Shelley

    Ged appeared in RN with Fran Kelly this morning. I had to turn off after five minutes.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Out of touch with the community means not agreeing with the minority Marxist socialist scum within the community.

    I happened to read Brendan O’Neil’s column this morning with my breakfast. I think someone mentioned it on Saturday or yesterday, but it’s so on the money with Struth’s observations that I’ll link it here (cached version):

    Populist challenge provokes an almighty tantrum from leftists

    Entertaining stuff!

  204. Des Deskperson

    “Do the grieved make contact with the abc, or is there an open tender?”

    While the ABC has to abide by Commonwealth procurement regulations – open tender, comparative assessment, value for money, reporting of contracts etc – when it wants to buy cameras or furniture or sound equipment of accounting services, there is, so far as I can tell, no such requirements for ‘productions’.

    People apparently just pitch an idea to the ABC, and then there is some opaque sort of selection process. if there are are mechanisms to prevent patronage and favouritism in this process, I’m not aware of them .

    I’ve no firm evidence that Gemmell used her contacts to get the gig, but as a former JJJ presenter, she would have plenty of mates and mate-esses at the ABC

  205. thefrolickingmole

    Mark A

    I was told explosives were pretty darn good for prepping areas for fruit trees.
    Breaks the ground great, plus the ANFO (pretty well super anyway) tends to blow down into the soil as well giving the roots something to chase after.

  206. Voters in some of the most conservative seats in Australia overwhelmingly support legalising same-sex marriage in 2017, according to a decisive new poll of a dozen Coalition seats.

    It’s the working class and country seats that they should be polling.

  207. struth

    My dad said, son, if it’s got tits or wheels, it’s gunna cost you.
    Seems that if it’s got tits, and you give it power, it’ll cost your civilisation.
    There’s a reason Bill’s got ’em.
    Now we know.

  208. notafan

    All the major banks are sjw loser wannabes.

    If you have somewhere offshore to park funds great but otherwise what do we do?

  209. H B Bear

    Interesting – I had a cheap and shitty Domino’s pizza coz I couldn’t be bothered cooking last night and got hit with a “Sunday surcharge” of 10%. If this becomes common practice expect 200% penalty rates to go the way of the dodo without a whimper.

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    The persecution of anyone standing in the way of the Waffen-SSM is serious and pervasive.

    Add to that climate realism, a desire for welfare restriction and revisiting the NDIS tax lurks, laughing out loud at the NBN, and believing Donald Trump may do some good for America. Persecution is not too strong a word for it, even here in Australia. Just think of that Coopers’ hostage video (a mistake imho, they could have subtly resisted there with no loss).

    A low profile is sometimes necessary, as has been discussed here previously, and as was discussed at the Mark Steyn lecture in Sydney. Subtle methods can work however, and you can do a lot without shouting about it.

    Anonymous and freedom-loving blogs like the Cat are a wonderful steam vent though.

  211. Ragu

    If memory serves me right

    Unions are accountable to the incorporated rules they set themselves, and ultimately accountable to the FWC.

    Gillard’s new rules can be found at austlii, been a while since I looked at it.

    Being a union, and exempt from any form of taxation there are rules but they are applied like a painter down to his last quart

  212. notafan

    From an Australian article by Meredith Booth on Shane Yeend’s intention to spend one million campaigning against Weatherill next election.

    Only 39% ?

    SA is stuffed

    An Advertiser-Galaxy poll last week showed 39 per cent of voters in key marginal seats believe Mr Weatherill is “mostly to blame” for the state’s power crisis.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Bear, Sunday surcharges have been around for years, penalty rates regardless.

    We wanted to look at some specialized bathroom fittings yesterday (Sunday) and the impact of the surcharges was notable; only one place in a list of seven was open on Sundays.

  214. Ragu

    Does anyone know if the ACTU is obliged to produce a public report of financials, office holders and the like?

    Go to => aph.gov.au

  215. .

    egg_

    I’ve been reading the comments on youtube lately and there are a lot, and I mean A LOT of short sentences written as nasty trolling. Are some of these bots?

    Could in a few years, we see entire threads written by bots, looking like actual flame wars?

  216. H B Bear

    I have never seen them over here in WA. A few cafes will add a surcharge for public holidays (if they open at all) but for Dominos it involves reprogramming all there online ordering and payment systems, a much bigger deal.

  217. Andrew

    And no, Andrew, Googlery is a pig. Boor is correct.

    Pedant fail. I think you mean boar, not a word etymologically similar to boer.

    In fact, out of respect to our farmers, I will stop using “boor” as an insult.

    I think we can all agree that he’s a bore, boor, boar and quite possible a Boer.

  218. Ragu

    My dad said, son, if it’s got tits, sails or wheels, it’s gunna cost you.

    Therefore, you don’t need any of that, you just need to know someone that does.

  219. Andrew

    Only 39% ?

    SA is stuffed

    An Advertiser-Galaxy poll last week showed 39 per cent of voters in key marginal seats believe Mr Weatherill is “mostly to blame” for the state’s power crisis.

    28% blame R-G-R, 21% the Greens, and 12% the Flanneryist FakeAcademics.

  220. egg_ , john constantine, Noodles Romanoff, rickw, Eyrie, Mark A, Harlequin Decline, Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, memoryvault and cohenite, please don’t worry about fuel reserves!

    I bought the issue to federal MPs who told me it was OK as we have international treaties to guarantee supply.

    Feel better now?

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    All the major banks are sjw loser wannabes.

    Playing ‘the leopard will eat the hindmost’ game doesn’t work with lefties:

    ‘Foxes in the hen house’: new industry super ad takes on the banks

    Australia’s industry super funds have launched an unprecedented advertising campaign against what they say is a lobbying by the banks to undermine superannuation savings.

    They won’t stop until they control the whole super honeypot and have the banks nationalised. Good luck trying to collect your super from the union controlled superfunds when you retire wukkas.

    When will the big banks work out that playing the SJW game just pisses off the people with money and doesn’t deter SJW class-enemy attacks on them?

  222. Muddy

    Donaldus Magnus

    A bit over-the-top (the name, I mean: Donald the Great?), but entertaining. From an American Thinker story about a supposedly Catholic college in the U.S. that removed it’s Crusader name and mascot from a sporting team under pressure from the Religion of Pieces.

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    “… the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.” [emphasis added]
    Trolls truly enjoy making you feel bad. To quote the authors once more (because this is a truly quotable article): “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others. Sadists just want to have fun … and the Internet is their playground!”
    The next time you encounter a troll online, remember:
    These trolls are some truly difficult people.
    It is your suffering that brings them pleasure, so the best thing you can do is ignore them. 

    True. I will comply with this as I am the one being targeted; always a popular first move with Grigs.
    Or they can be smote. They have nothing useful to say.

  224. egg_

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/nikki-gemmell-explores-euthanasia-debate-after-mothers-death/8347548

    is nothing but a blatant plug for an ABC TV programme as well as yet another window for a self-promotor of Stakhanovite proportions.

    I knew Elayn through work and whatever she did she probably did with dignity and aplomb, unlike her cupcake kid, presumably.
    How much time did they have for her in her later years is the real question in many of these cases IMHO.

  225. struth

    A narrative in search of a percentage

    What a great comment.
    Some gems come up here from time to time that I am sure we all use in our conversations.
    Some deserve us all to apply them everywhere, with us all as a happy band of soldiers, giving the blessing of all and sundry to use where ever they can.
    If I ever make a great comment like that , please feel free to use it any where.
    Cut and paste to your heart’s content, just remember to fix the slak speeelling and grammar.

  226. .

    I think we can all agree that he’s a bore, boor, boar and quite possible a Boer.

    LOL. Well played sir.

  227. Ragu

    So you just stood back and did nothing

  228. egg_

    .
    #2331412, posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

    NFI
    IMHO the terse format, like Twitter, encourages brief, terse, ‘nasty’ banter; trolls probably deliberately ‘flame’ others to create a snowball effect.

  229. JC

    In my opinion, the gargoloid wasn’t the worst commenter here. There are quite a few that are much worse and should be kneecapped.

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