Wednesday Forum: April 19, 2017

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  1. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    Seems that Ged chap has pulled the pin (Oz – paywallian)…….

    “Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council on skilled migration in protest against a crackdown on temporary foreign workers.

    “The changes to the skilled migration visa system are only relevant to one in 10 visa holders so actually do not protect jobs for local workers,” the ACTU president said in a statement on Friday.

    “The visa system is being rorted and workers are being exploited every day but the government only cares about its political survival.”

    Ms Kearney made her decision after the government announced it would create two new classes of visas to replace the 457 regime and cut 216 classifications, with no consultation with the ministerial advisory council for skilled migration.

    “I would have made it clear that the occupations that remain on the list, which include roof tilers, carpenters, joiners, chefs, cooks midwives, nurses and real estate agents, do not accurately reflect the genuine labour shortages in Australia,” she said.”

  2. calli

    Don’t forget the elopement.

    Oddly, I was a 16 yo dishonor clerk with the Wales. And I too have a daughter in Kellyville. And worked for an airline.

    *sigh* Almost parallel lives. Uncanny.

  3. srr

    *Stimpson, for your mental health’s sake, scroll by*

    Now, Anne; I started to put this jolly little warning up against putting faith in man against God –

    Also Globalist Elites are buying up large swathes of New Zealand countryside. Nice and remote in case they accidentally nuke Europe and North America. 😉

    A N D … then … when they’re all sitting sniggering and sucking on their fat cigars … all the volcanoes, earthquakes etc of ‘The Shakey Isles’ go off, just after the last good Kiwi scarpers over to this massive, glorious, uniquely placed, uniquely diverse, uniquely rich, and globally unique stable land mass … 😉 … oops, sorry, am I time traveling again …

    Ring of Fire: countries constantly struck by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes
    THIS is the reason Japan and New Zealand are repeatedly struck by powerful earthquakes. And it’s just warming up.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/ring-of-fire-countries-constantly-struck-by-volcanic-eruptions-and-earthquakes/news-story/fcc8ff2b943d019bc3a8ad12ed22ab8f
    [documentary at the bottom of the page]
    Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?
    Horizon finds out the reasons why earthquakes remain so difficult to predict.

    – but then I seemed to get my own little warning (pinged by earlier posts on NZ, the 5 Eyes, spies, that Key bloke etc. ? who knows), one I’ve had before, when having looked around things (that aren’t supposed to be known to be connected to the flat savoury topped breads circles), and put those specific things in google to search, google has instead sent me straight to –

    https:// v o * t . c o / v / p i z z * g * t e [went into moderation, so close the spaces,and still moderated, so replace * with a]

    where, like before, on that page (that does not share any search words), there is a thread (that also does not share any of the search words), addressing, in a warning sort of way, where my other posts and searches are leading –

    The circle is now complete: CIA and FBI “manhunt” is really an ADMISSION that they have the tools to plant files on computers. I suggested would happen over 3 weeks ago…

    Interesting times indeed, and why we should all fear God rather than Them.

  4. notafan

    Indeed Calli.

    I suggested ages ago it was a parody account, mainly aimed at mocking Delta A but I see there is essence of Calli too.

    I was thinking of writing a novel, tentative title ” Life of P”

  5. srr

    Anne, my reply, with no cat banded words or links, is banned from being posted.

  6. Tailgunner

    Calli – do you recall smelling the aroma of Tooheys at the Central Station too??
    😀

  7. srr

    Anne, my reply, with no cat banned words or links, is banned.

  8. Nick

    “Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council on skilled migration in protest against a crackdown on temporary foreign workers.

    So she’s resigning because the crackdown isn’t going far enough?

  9. Rabz

    Poor ol’ Señor Assange – looks like the broom closet will continue to be his ‘umble abode for the foreseeable future.

    Apparently there was going to be an election held in Ecuador and one of the candidates had promised to evict him. Anyone know if the election has been held? Presumably the commie was victorious (highly likely, given both were basically commies).

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council on skilled migration in protest against a crackdown on temporary foreign workers.

    “The changes to the skilled migration visa system are only relevant to one in 10 visa holders so actually do not protect jobs for local workers,” the ACTU president said in a statement on Friday.

    “The visa system is being rorted and workers are being exploited every day but the government only cares about its political survival.”

    Ms Kearney made her decision after the government announced it would create two new classes of visas to replace the 457 regime and cut 216 classifications, with no consultation with the ministerial advisory council for skilled migration.

    “I would have made it clear that the occupations that remain on the list, which include roof tilers, carpenters, joiners, chefs, cooks midwives, nurses and real estate agents, do not accurately reflect the genuine labour shortages in Australia,” she said.

    From the Oz. Seems Ms Kearney is tossing Teddy from the pram because she wasn’t asked for her opinion.

  11. stackja

    Rural Vic gets a record breaking soaking
    Christopher Talbot, Australian Associated Press
    25 minutes ago
    Farmers in Victoria’s northwest will be dancing in their fields after the region received a record breaking soaking overnight.

    A low-pressure trough moved through from western Victoria overnight, producing widespread heavy rainfall across the Mallee and Wimmera, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

    “It’s a good start to the cropping season in rural Victoria. It’s certainly a good start for most areas in the grain region,” Senior Meteorologist Rod Dickson said on Friday.

    Woomelang in the Mallee received the most rain with 103mm falling up to 9am, its second wettest day since records began in 1910.

    Longerenong had its wettest April day on record with 52mm, and Swan Hill had its third wettest ever, also 52mm.

    “This is an area that generally receives about 20mm in a month, so it’s double their average monthly rainfall,” Mr Dickson said.

    The rain now lies over central and eastern parts of the state, and there will be some isolated showers and possible thunderstorms moving from the west on Friday afternoon.

    There’s a chance thunderstorms will reach the Melbourne area in the afternoon and into the evening, and patchy rain is expected on-and-off throughout the afternoon.

    Showers are likely to persist throughout the weekend and a “significant cold front” will follow through on Anzac Day.

  12. calli

    Calli – do you recall smelling the aroma of Tooheys at the Central Station too??

    Lol. Exhaust fumes from Bridge Street plus the odd beery waft from the Metropolitan Hotel on the corner. And frozen legs on account of the miniskirt.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey there’s such a thing as a vampire kangaroo!

    Aussie tax-dodgers get their hands on public green bank

    THE Tories sold off the publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) to a tax-dodging Australian firm yesterday in a deal worth £2.3 billion.

    The deal was struck with the notorious Macquarie Bank, which earned the nickname the “Vampire Kangaroo” due to its exploitation of tax loopholes.

    Campaigners labelled the sell-off a “disaster” and “ideological vandalism,” warning that it would hit jobs and set back progress towards climate targets.

    The GIB was set up with £3.8 billion of government money in 2012 and has supported nearly 100 green infrastructure projects, including investment in offshore windfarms and other low-carbon efforts.

    This one could be fun to watch. News this week is the Poms are toying with scrapping green energy targets post Brexit. Green “investments” are often hot air and unicorn flatus, and their value is wont to collapse on a political whim. MacBank are betting quite a large chunk of dosh this won’t happen.

    I hope they get screwed with the rest of the climate scam money vampires.

  14. Boambee John

    areff at 0947

    This is the principal reason that the poverty line in Australia is measured relative to median income, not on ability to access housing, food, clothing and health care.

    If incomes in Australia magically doubled tomorrow, poverty would remain at the same level.

    If poverty were halved tomorrow a lot of parasites on the system would lose their confortable incomes.

  15. Des Deskperson

    “But I would argue that the whole department is unnecessary , and therefore just high priced welfare.:

    A not unfair assessment, given that

    (a) former ACT Chief Minister Brendan Smyth was recently appointed ‘Commissioner for International Engagement’ in the same organisation. and :

    (a) any attempts to make a top heavy and poorly resourced jurisdiction like the ACT in any way economically sustainable are in any case clearly futile.

  16. Anne

    srr
    #2360360, posted on April 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    Anne, my reply, with no cat banned words or links, is banned.

    Bastards!

    Hitmail me.

    Felixthearmadillo.

  17. notafan

    Point taken Des

    No doubt that new job at an ACT PS boondoogle has been in the pipeline ever since the former incumbent left.

    Of course the ACT shire office should never had such a department, and no doubt Federal taxes continue to prop up that mendicant state too.

  18. notafan

    Do we really need another reason to despise the left?

    Bad science costs lives

    It’s late afternoon in Makutupora and technicians wearing blue overalls pour sacks of maize onto a bonfire. They exchange a few wistful looks as the flames consume the grain. After all, this is good food, and the country is hungry. But government regulations are government regulations.

    The Makutupora agricultural research station, located a few miles from Tanzania’s dust-blown interior capital of Dodoma, is surrounded by misery. Drought has stalked the land for over a year. Farmers watch helplessly as their wizened crops of maize — a staple food for the area — shrivel under the relentless sun. Skinny children sit listlessly in the shade.

    Some local farmers are aware that the drought-tolerant crop that was just tested successfully in Makutupora could have helped feed their families. But it didn’t, because the maize carries the stigma of being a “GMO.” Although every scientific institution in the world agrees that genetically modified crops are as safe as any other crop, outdated “biosafety” regulations treat GMO crops as if they were little better than germ warfare.


    Tanzania is burning GM corn while people go hungry

  19. Snoopy

    The Productivity Commission has volunteered for relocation to a regional area!

  20. Baldrick

    Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council on skilled migration in protest against a crackdown on temporary foreign workers.

    That’s excellent news, but just watch the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals back-track once the luvvies start stamping their feet.

  21. C.L.

    I’ve gone this way and that re Assange.
    Now?
    Well, yes he’s a weirdo. Yes, nations are entitled to have secrets.
    But no, I don’t trust “intelligence” agencies and don’t believe their bullshit about exposes leading to the endangerment of their personnel. Whenever they spy on citizens, they should be exposed and their principals prosecuted.

  22. Rabz

    any attempts to make a top heavy and poorly resourced jurisdiction like the ACT in any way economically sustainable are in any case clearly futile.

    Said it before and will say it again – the ACT “government” needs to be abolished with extreme prejudice.

    Throw the bums out into da street, then resume all their assets, which have clearly been obtained through criminal activity.

    Then it’s off to the AMC with them, after parading them down Northbourne dressed in clown costumes.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If poverty were halved tomorrow a lot of parasites on the system would lose their confortable incomes.

    Don’t get me started. We spent four years living in a tent, without electricity, running water, refrigeration or proper sanitation, while my father pioneered “new land”, and we had to borrow money to be considered “poor.” Vooking poverty, today, my hairy ar$e!

  24. Snoopy

    Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council

    I think it can be safely argued that any advisory council that Ged Kearney was a member of can be scrapped without any ill consequences.

    #MoreSavings!

  25. MsDolittle

    Hitmail me.

    Oi! What does srr have that I don’t?

  26. Snoopy

    Whenever they spy on citizens, they should be exposed and their principals prosecuted.

    Citizens can be traitors or terrorists. Then what?

  27. Rabz

    Don’t get me started.

    You’ve obviously never had to live in broken down car by side of road, burning your underpants of an evening to keep warm.

    Then again, neither have I.

  28. C.L.

    Citizens can be traitors or terrorists.

    And when they break the law, the agencies should take action.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    Felixthearmadillo

    I’ve just been out feeding lunch to Grotty the Cocky and Messy the Currawong.
    Eccentric birdies the both of them.
    Grotty is impressively grotty, but sweet natured. Messy is a handsome male currawong whose eccentricity is all in his mind, such as it is. He tends to spray mince over a wide area until the remaining shred is just right. He’s fine entertainment, especially since he’s the only currawong who has ever sat on my wrist, which he does every now and then when he feels like it.

  30. Tailgunner

    Obama Had To Pressure Hillary Multiple Times To Concede On Election Night

    Quote:
    The presidential election of 2016 shocked the world, but no one was more shocked than Hillary Clinton. A new book on the Clinton campaign contains the revelation that Clinton had to be pressured into conceding her loss on election night by President Barack Obama.

    “POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out,” White House political director David Simas is reported as saying to Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager.

    The campaign did not concede at that point.

    Later, President Obama himself called and told Clinton, “You need to concede.” The president then repeated the demand to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta shortly thereafter.

    While she didn’t publicly concede on election night — she waited until morning to address supporters — The Washington Post reports the calls from Obama had the desired impact. “At last, Clinton said, ‘Give me the phone.’ And then the first woman who was going to be president got her opponent on the line and said two words she never expected to say: ‘Congratulations, Donald.’”

    The calls from President Obama started after Wisconsin was called for Donald Trump. The Post reports, “President Barack Obama thought it was over and did not want a messy recount.”

    The exchanges come from the new book, “Shattered” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.

    Lol!
    Monty – can you check in with the Podesta Bros and confirm this?

  31. Snoopy

    And when they break the law, the agencies should take action.

    Conspiracy is a crime.

  32. struth

    You’ve obviously never had to live in broken down car by side of road, burning your underpants of an evening to keep warm.

    Yes but have you been so poor as to go looking for a plastic bag just to strangle a turtle?

  33. C.L.

    Julia Baird on Bill Clinton, January 2016:

    Of course, it was only a question of when Bill Clinton’s past sexual misbehaviour would emerge during his wife’s presidential candidate campaign, but its predictability makes it no less banal.

    Julia Baird on Bill O’Reilly, today: To the workplaces sleazes of the world: your time is up.

  34. jupes

    But no, I don’t trust “intelligence” agencies and don’t believe their bullshit about exposes leading to the endangerment of their personnel.

    Nevertheless, Assange gave military secrets to the enemy in wartime. That deserves the death penalty regardless of its impact and should never be forgiven.

    That being said, he has had a shot at redemption lately so in the spirit of fairness I would allow him to live at the Ecuadorian Embassy for a dozen or so more years. Then kill him.

    Whenever they spy on citizens, they should be exposed and their principals prosecuted.

    Depends who the ‘citizens’ are. If they are doing it for partisan political purposes then yes. If they are spying on terrorists then no.

  35. John64

    Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council on skilled migration in protest against a crackdown on temporary foreign workers.

    The senile old cow should be spending more time with the grandkids anyway.

  36. Fisky

    Watch for Assange to tack back to the Far Left having flirted with the alt-right. Assange, Kimdotcom etc will all be raving Leftists again.

  37. stackja

    jupes
    #2360390, posted on April 21, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    How many partisan political ‘citizens’ support terrorists today? We don’t know all we should.
    We know in the past many partisan political ‘citizens’ supported terrorists.

  38. Geriatric Mayfly

    The only thing that I would give Ged credit for is, that she was easier on the eye than Shazza Burrow.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The senile old cow should be spending more time with the grandkids anyway.

    Bet you a bottle of Limeburners she pops up looking for a safe Labor seat.

  40. Snoopy

    C.L.
    #2360388, posted on April 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    Julia Baird on Bill Clinton, January 2016:

    Of course, it was only a question of when Bill Clinton’s past sexual misbehaviour would emerge during his wife’s presidential candidate campaign, but its predictability makes it no less banal.

    Julia Baird on Bill O’Reilly, today: To the workplaces sleazes of the world: your time is up.

    It sounds fair to me me. A conservative who sometimes makes a pass at women is clearly worse than a ‘progressive’ who rapes them.

  41. stackja

    SA Toyota suppliers to get support funds
    Australian Associated Press
    27 minutes ago
    South Australian companies that supply parts to Toyota will receive funding from the car giant to help some of their workers find new jobs, the state government says.

    Toyota is distributing $3 million to its suppliers nationally, and companies like Adelaide’s Axiom Precision Manufacturing will be among those to benefit from grants starting at $5000.

    The funding will go towards training and other services to help automotive workers find other jobs when Toyota stops making cars in Australia in October.

    Toyota using tax monies that were given them?

  42. Julia Baird on Bill Clinton, January 2016:

    Of course, it was only a question of when Bill Clinton’s past sexual misbehaviour would emerge during his wife’s presidential candidate campaign, but its predictability makes it no less banal.

    Julia Baird on Bill O’Reilly, today: To the workplaces sleazes of the world: your time is up.

    Fisky, you know what to do on Twitter.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Grotty.
    Doesn’t do sufficient injustice, but it’s the only photo which came out in focus.
    He’s nice, but awesomely ugly.

  44. Tom

    Watch for Assange to tack back to the Far Left having flirted with the alt-right.

    Spot on, Fisk.

    The idiot had imagined himself riding on a white horse into Trump’s America, but his DNC emails dump was virtually unreported and had zero impact when the MSM was barracking its lungs out for Crooked.

  45. John64

    Bet you a bottle of Limeburners she pops up looking for a safe Labor seat.

    Didn’t Kearney withdraw her nomination for a safe ALP seat prior to the 2013 election after it became clear that a maaate was going to get it in spite of the Liars affirmative action rules and gender quotas?

  46. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2360395, posted on April 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm
    The senile old cow should be spending more time with the grandkids anyway.

    Bet you a bottle of Limeburners she pops up looking for a safe Labor seat.

    Jennie George, AO is an Australian politician, and former Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from November 2001 to July 2010, representing the Division of Throsby, New South Wales. Wikipedia

  47. Anne

    Bruce, you would go mad with the bird life here.

    30 Rainbow Lorikeets come twice a day for Nectavite, seed and bathing.

    Lorikeets are a bit skittish but Doves, Black Ducks and Little Corellas (especially one) come into my house and squawk for food. It’s so sweet.

    I just hope the aluminum in the air doesn’t give them Alzheimers.

  48. stackja

    Le Pen loses ground to Macron in France
    Reuters
    11 minutes ago
    French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday as far right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind him in an Elabe poll.

    However, neither is totally assured a spot in the May 7 runoff round as both conservative Francois Fillon and hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon were seen narrowing Macron and Le Pen’s lead over them.

    Provided Macron and Le Pen do make it to the second round, the former economy minister was projected to win with 65 per cent against 35 per cent for Le Pen, the survey for BFM TV and L’Express magazine showed on Friday.

    It was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday before a shootout on Paris’ Champs Elysees avenue that left a police officer dead and was claimed by the Islamic State.

    The poll found that Macron was set to win 24 per cent of the vote in the first round and Le Pen would get 21.5 per cent, with his score steady from the last time it was conducted three days earlier while hers was down 1.5 percentage points.

    Fillon, who has slowly clawed back some ground lost after being hit by a fake jobs scandal, saw his score in the first round rise half a percentage point to 20 per cent.

  49. Empire

    India to block RAN from Malabar 2017 due to concerns over diplomatic tensions with China.

    Why would India be concerned about China’s position on Australian participation? Why is the ABC the only agency reporting this?

  50. John64

    The only thing that I would give Ged credit for is, that she was easier on the eye than Shazza Burrow.

    A steaming pile of camel manure is easier on the eye than Sharan Burrow.

    (Possibly easier on the olfactory senses too.)

  51. Anne

    Grotty is a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo who’s lost his crest.

    I had one visiting daily with a large flock. Clearly very old, and very grotty, one day he didn’t come.

    I had to discourage the SC Cockatoos, still do. They’re terrible destructive on the woodwork.

  52. stackja

    Empire
    #2360406, posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    India to block RAN from Malabar 2017 due to concerns over diplomatic tensions with China.

    Why would India be concerned about China’s position on Australian participation? Why is the ABC the only agency reporting this?

    ABC fakery!

  53. john constantine

    Their gottliebfilth is pronouncing that leftie governments don’t understand the looming shortfalls in power and gas.

    He must still be trying to earn his way into their leftie lifeboat.

    We all know that there will be no electricity blackouts for their inner city, and their services welfare economy.

    Deindustrialisation will enable their left to shut down the metal smelters and high electricity and gas base demand industry, freeing up power for their inner economy, nice, safe,clean high paying wymynsys jobs, helping and saving the voteherds.

  54. Bruce of Newcastle

    Le Pen loses ground to Macron in France
    Reuters

    Of course.
    Reuters are MSM royalty.

  55. Stackja,

    A poll, good one!

    (Going out to put money on Le Pen now …)

  56. john constantine

    Once their left got Hazlewood, they also got Portland, two birds with one stone.

    The west of the state of vicco is first for the rolling blackouts, so the metal will just cool off and set in the potlines.

    Remember, it isn’t social justice that the smelters get cheaper electricity than refugees do.

  57. Zatara

    Watch for Assange to tack back to the Far Left having flirted with the alt-right.

    He’s been doing it since before the inauguration. Releasing sources and methods really pissed some people off. However, I think all the hoohaa about the US wanting to arrest Assange is fake news. Charging him is a huge stretch at best.

    No, the obvious targets of their search now are the leakers. People who violated their oaths and screwed their countries. The reason is that they can actually DO something about them. Unlike Assange.

  58. Infidel Tiger

    There’s a lot wrong with the world, but not this. This is beautiful:

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/854797063036514304

  59. Tom

    Berkeley BikeLock Attacker unmasked by /pol/…Professor of Philosophy!

    You couldn’t make this shit up, Gunner. Our Marxist philosophy perfessor “spends a lot of time thinking about revolution” and his primary research interests are “ethics and politics”.

    And wearing a coward’s mask while bashing unsuspecting victim’s heads with bike locks.

    Any ethical organisation would sack him. But not Berkeley.

    And US tax slaves are paying for it all.

  60. Trade union boss Ged Kearney has quit a federal government advisory council on skilled migration in protest against a crackdown on temporary foreign workers.
    “The changes to the skilled migration visa system are only relevant to one in 10 visa holders so actually do not protect jobs for local workers,” the ACTU president said in a statement on Friday.

    Waydaminnit……. would this be the same Ged Kearney who a coupla years ago got most vocal about how her daughter living in Doletown Tasmania should not be forced to move to where there was work, coz people have human rights etc and should not be forced to move.

    FMD.

  61. Sommelier friend tells me the 457 ban could potentially have big impacts on the hospitality sector

    File that under “Der mate”
    In other news, Water is Wet, Sun rises in East, and a Cop commits Perjury.

  62. stackja

    NSW patient records found dumped in bin
    Sarah McPhee, Australian Associated Press
    16 minutes ago
    An independent review will investigate how NSW Health specialists communicate with GPs after more than 1000 patient records were found dumped in a bin in Sydney.

    The massive privacy breach, revealed after the follow-up letters were discovered outside an apartment block in Ashfield on April 11, involves patients from public and private hospitals.

    A total of 768 outpatients from Royal North Shore Hospital, Gosford Hospital and Cancer Centre, and Dubbo Hospital Cancer Centre were named in the letters.

    More than 700 documents related to an estimated 300 patients from six private NSW clinics.

    Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant on Friday reassured patients that clinicians at the affected facilities had reviewed the correspondence and taken any necessary action.

    Oncologists from Dubbo Hospital Cancer Centre have since contacted eight patients to “bring forward some visits and also to facilitate some referrals”.

    “It is unacceptable that there are delays in communication because we know that this communication is an important component of keeping the clinical team up to date,” Dr Chant said.

    “So for that, I’m very sorry.”

    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the documents had been discarded by a woman working as a sub-contractor for medical communications company Global Transcription Services (GTS).

    The woman is a separated mother-of-one who has “suffered some degree of medical issues”, Mr Hazzard said.

    “Suffice to say, that would be appear to be the reason that she didn’t post the letters and she disposed of them in a recycling bin in a very inappropriate way.”

    He has ordered a complete independent review by KPMG of the transcription services used by public health facilities in the state’s 15 different health districts, given there are 13 million outpatients across NSW each year.

    “There might be issues why we have to continue with envelopes and hard copy, although I must say I am not particularly attracted to that as the health minister in the current circumstances,” he said.

    Opposition leader Walt Secord said the review of the “bungle” should be expanded to include private facilities, and requested any results and recommendations to be made public.

    He said it was “absolutely frightening” and “extremely distressing” medical records had been handled this way.

    GTS has been contacted for comment.

    HOSPITALS & CLINICS AFFECTED BY DOCUMENT DUMP

    * Royal North Shore Hospital Outpatient Clinics

    * Gosford Hospital Outpatients

    * Dubbo Hospital Cancer Centre

    * Chris O’Brien Lifehouse providing services to Dubbo Cancer Clinic

    * Northern Cancer Institute in Frenchs Forest & St Leonards

    * Sharp Neurology at North Shore Private Hospital

    * Southside Cancer Care Centre

    * Strathfield Retina Clinic

    * The Woolcock Institute

  63. Snoopy

    Any ethical organisation would sack him. But not Berkeley.

    He’s not from Berkeley, but from DVC.

    Annie! Don’t look!

    DVC is Diablo Valley College!

  64. Empire

    I had to discourage the SC Cockatoos, still do. They’re terrible destructive on the woodwork.

    Air Bogan?

    They are the true larrikans of the avian world. If they were human they would drink all your grog, root your sister and take a leak on the front fence, but be genuinely grateful for the hospitality.

  65. The Berkeley PD has a lot of explaining to do.

    +1
    I’d like to know more about those “symbolic arrests – upon request”.
    How do they differ from a “real” arrest?
    Is there an option for “no arrests” (regardless of degree of disorderly conduct by protestors?)

  66. Anne

    Lol, Empire. I get that. 😀

  67. Tailgunner

    It’s totally ethical to smash people over the head with steel bars when they’re sitting down doing nothing. antifa said so,Tom!
    I like the new watch phrase for patriots on the streets – Always Punch antifa Grrlls!

  68. Snoopy

    A Canberra Islamic school has been stripped of funding by the Federal Government, which had “no choice” but to act over financial management and governance concerns, according to the Education Minister.

    How many is this? There seems to be a pattern here.

  69. Anne

    There’s a lot wrong with the world, but not this. This is beautiful:

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/854797063036514304

    Oh, IT, I’m sookin’ over that.

  70. Empire

    Infidel Tiger
    #2360415, posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    There’s a lot wrong with the world, but not this. This is beautiful:

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/854797063036514304

    OK I confess. I welled up watching that. That father knows how to raise his boy and the kid has a future.

    Now I’ve cleared the eyes I’m damn angry. The cultural marxists ruining our civilisation are hell bent on destroying the family. If they get their way, there will be no videos like this to watch.

  71. Mike of Marion

    Tailgunner
    #2360424, posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    It’s totally ethical to smash people over the head with steel bars when they’re sitting down doing nothing. antifa said so,Tom!
    I like the new watch phrase for patriots on the streets – Always Punch antifa Grrlls!

    This accompanying video supports your post – the girls are a ‘front’ for the violence and should be hit.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2360415, posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm
    There’s a lot wrong with the world, but not this. This is beautiful:

    Scrolling down the comments someone wants the Cubs to track the kid down and make a big deal.
    Talk about miss the point.
    He already has the best seat in the stadium … sitting next to his old man.

  73. Andrew

    Once their left got Hazlewood, they also got Portland, two birds with one stone.

    The west of the state of vicco is first for the rolling blackouts, so the metal will just cool off and set in the potlines.

    I don’t get it – Portland was happy to shut voluntarily. (Presumably the equivalent emissions from the new Chineeeeeeeeze one to open don’t have any impact on the Reeeeeeeef because the emission don’t happen here, although they will be operated with AUS alumina and coal, so it’s a grey area.)

    CallMeDan offered $200m to keep the 10-12 jerb going for 4 years, and St Malcolm of Oxford St chucked in another $30m to repair the damage done last time. Why would they chuck that much $$$ at it? After all, it’s not a critical public service such as, for example, cancelling a motorway project.

  74. Des Deskperson

    “DVC is Diablo Valley College!”

    It’s hardly Yale:

    https://www.dvc.edu/academics/programs.html

    It’s a ‘Community College , which I understand to be – in comparative Australian terms – a sort of combination of a year 11-12 secondary college and a TAFE. Courses include hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, dental technology and real estate.

    The perp apparently likes to cycle around the Bay Area, which may explain the bike lock. He might be an anarchist, but he doesn’t want riff-raft expropriating his – no doubt expensive – bike.

  75. Empire

    Diablo Valley College is furiously attempting to shoot antifa terrorist Eric Clanton down the forgettery hole.
    http://dev2.dvc.edu/academics/departments/humanities-philosophy/faculty/clanton.html

    Still some pages to purge.
    http://www.dvc.edu/directory/profiles/clanton-eric/index.html

    Student rating for Canton suspended at this site.
    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=2197872

    Given Clanton’s academic interest in the prison system and “restorative” justice, let’s hope he gets the opportunity to play mummies and daddies with a 300 lb meth addled cellmate called Leroy.

  76. OK I confess. I welled up watching that. That father knows how to raise his boy and the kid has a future.

    Now I’ve cleared the eyes I’m damn angry. The cultural marxists ruining our civilisation are hell bent on destroying the family. If they get their way, there will be no videos like this to watch.

    The father is fighting them the best way possible.

  77. H B Bear

    Sommelier friend tells me the 457 ban could potentially have big impacts on the hospitality sector

    Our one time contributor and favourite furry poet economist really has his ear to the ground. He is literally at the inner city coalface.

  78. notafan

    He already has the best seat in the stadium … sitting next to his old man.

    You are right LL

    He was happy to do whatever his dad suggested they spend the day doing, probably even it it was unblocking the sewerage system.

  79. Lysander

    Anyone know what’s wrong with Media Watch Dog blog? Gerard seems to have updated the website layout and it’s not working…

    http://thesydneyinstitute.com.au/blog/2017/03/25/issue-354/

  80. Mother Lode

    Then again, neither have I.

    Poor old Kevni Ruff.

    I heard that at uni he was so poor that he could not afford a juicer, so when he wanted orange juice he had to stand on one leg with his eyes shut on a windy balcony pressing oranges between his forehead and a brick wall.

    He also couldn’t afford a bicycle to get to classes and had to work weekends to buy a broken down car with flat tyres which he would push by himself to classes – which were all on the top floors of buildings.

    He really had it rough. I honestly can’t understand why people aren’t more sympathetic.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Scrolling down the comments someone wants the Cubs to track the kid down and make a big deal.
    Talk about miss the point.
    He already has the best seat in the stadium … sitting next to his old man.

    Yep. I hope it doesn’t become a media circus for the kid.
    Should be just him and his dad watching some ball, eating some dogs and sinking some beers.

  82. Leigh Lowe

    Trumble is talking about “distractions” (ie Abbott talking) from his grand achievements.
    I think it is time for Tony to buy a leather jacket and go on Q&A.

  83. Sommelier friend tells me the 457 ban could potentially have big impacts on the hospitality sector

    Our one time contributor and favourite furry poet economist really has his ear to the ground. He is literally at the inner city coalface.

    Actually there’s quite a few hypocrisy/disconnects surrounding this 457 flare-up.

    The same folks who bitch about the standard of service in Australian resorts/coffee shops/etc. and announce (nose in the air) that they’ll be holidaying in Bali or wherever until “Australian hospitality sorts itself out and starts providing actual service” – will then spin around & bitch that “457’s are taking Ozzi jerbs”.

    Right.

  84. Lysander

    Powerful broadcaster Alan Jones today threatened to reveal private conversations which he says “won’t help the Liberal Party and won’t help Malcolm Turnbull.”

    Popcorn time.

  85. It’s a ‘Community College , which I understand to be – in comparative Australian terms – a sort of combination of a year 11-12 secondary college and a TAFE.

    Some community colleges in the US are very good, and some are even apart of existing colleges and universities. I did, however, love the description of 4chan as weaponized autism.

  86. H B Bear

    Oh dear. Team Waffleworth have gone too far this time and The Parrot is off his perch. Phabulous Phil and the AFR look like the stooges they have always been.

    Time to check your Mal-Lotto tickets folks.

  87. rickw

    How many is this? There seems to be a pattern here.

    They’re all like this, it’s just a matter of whether or not those in charge have the balls to tackle it.

  88. val majkus

    this might mean some more money in Aust coffers (from the Oz)

    Chevron has lost a crucial appeal against a $250 million tax bill, clearing the way for tax commissioner Chris Jordan to continue his pursuit of the offshore oil and gas industry over its funding arrangements.

    Three judges of the Full Court of the Federal Court this morning unanimously dismissed Chevron’s appeal, and ordered the resources multinational to pay the Australian Taxation Office’s costs.

    Chevron said it was “disappointed” with the decision. “We will review the decision to determine next steps, which may include an appeal to the High Court of Australia,” a spokesman said.

    The case related to a $2.5bn loan from Chevron subsidiary ChevronTexaco Funding Corporation, incorporated in domestic US tax haven Delaware, to the group’s local arm, Chevron Australia Holdings.

    Under the terms of the 2003 loan, the Australian company paid interest back to the US at a rate equal to the one-month interbank rate plus a margin of 4.14 per cent.

    The ATO successfully argued that the interest rate was too high, and would have been much lower if the money had been borrowed from an unrelated party.

    As revealed by The Australian, the ATO is currently investigating Chevron’s funding of its Australian projects, including the $60bn Gorgon joint venture it runs.

    In a submission to a Senate inquiry earlier this month, the ATO flagged deep concerns about the billions of dollars a year in interest the local arms of resources multinationals are paying to offshore affiliates as the sector embarks on a $291bn building spree.

    It said the sector was largely funded by related-party debt, paying away an estimated $3.9bn in interest to offshore affiliates last year.

  89. notafan

    I don’t know SATP, if I want bad service in Australia I go to Asian restaurants where you can get free cockroaches with your pho.

    Or maybe it is the 457s giving the bad service.

  90. incoherent rambler

    As a service to cats, I listened to Bob Carr in full Trump derangement mode on the ABC.

    The man has bubbles in the brain pump.

  91. C.L.

    There is no way Marine Le Pen is going to be allowed to win.

  92. Bear Necessities

    Oh dear. Team Waffleworth have gone too far this time and The Parrot is off his perch. Phabulous Phil and the AFR look like the stooges they have always been.

    Time to check your Mal-Lotto tickets folks.

    Turnbull seems to always have the barrister mindset when he plays politics. He has to win big and his opponents have to lose big. He see’s any opponent or assumed opponent as someone to be destroyed. Whilst it is OK in court, in politics it is sometimes best to look into win/win outcomes.

    I don’t think he can change this mindset. It is ingrained into him.

  93. Nick

    As a service to cats, I listened to Bob Carr in full Trump derangement mode on the ABC.

    Yet he’s silent as to Xi Jinping. Funny that.

  94. rickw

    Muslim Post (Formerly known as Australia Post)

    Went to the farm last weekend with the little guy, before we left I ordered a toy tractor the same model as his grandpa’s real one. Not surprisingly the little guy was enthralled with the “dractors” and loved sitting on my knee steering one.

    Toy still hadn’t turned up today, was apparently delivered on Tuesday when no one was home and appears to have been nicked off the front step. Only allah knows why they didn’t just leave a card like usual!!!

  95. How many is this? There seems to be a pattern here.

    Quite obviously the pattern is “Islamaphobia” – like I mean to say, yer not seein’ this sort of publicity about J-ish schools, Catholic colleges, & other religions or denominations.

    Thus muslim schools are being singled out & picked on.

  96. Hydra

    Toy still hadn’t turned up today, was apparently delivered on Tuesday when no one was home and appears to have been nicked off the front step. Only allah knows why they didn’t just leave a card like usual!!!

    They are only allowed to leave packages if you give permission and only in a hidden area.

    I have had $500 packages left on my doorstep though. Disgraceful.

  97. Muslim Post (Formerly known as Australia Post)

    Those Assholes had my chequebooks in a registered courier package once.

    Never delivered – the “postal item” was totally disappeared. Not their problem.

    They actually giggled about it, and laughed even harder when I suggested the very least they could do would be to refund the $38 it had cost to send the “postal item”.

  98. Hydra

    this might mean some more money in Aust coffers (from the Oz)

    4.14% is very high. I usually see 2 to 2.75%.

    Oil is riskier though and should carry a premium.

  99. val majkus

    Roger Franklin at Quadrant Online checking out the Climate Clowns to be on display on Sat

    This Saturday in Sydney traffic will be disrupted even more than usual by a gaggle of climateers, fussbudgets and nanny staters strutting their virtuous stuff in support of lots more taxpayer money for fighting climate change, amongst other sacred careerist causes. Here’s a guide to the stars of the show … Generally speaking, there are two items of indisputable wisdom: your electricity bills are far, far higher than they should be and, far more important, take anything and everything John Hewson says with a giant truckload of salt. The news that the onetime opposition leader, the man who lost the “unloseable” election, is to be one of the star paraders at something called The March for Science serves as confirmation of both. …

    read about the stars at the link and a sad postscript

    Roger Franklin, the editor of Quadrant Online, recently received his quarterly electricity bill for the tiny, one-and-a-half-bedroom beachfront shack in which he resides. The total demanded: $484. He feels like sending the bill to Mr Hewson and his fellow promenaders, as it is their warmist enthusiasm for wind turbines and the like that has made that bill, and the next one, at least three times more expensive than they should be.

  100. egg_

    Look, over there…a dying turtle!

    All the same issue to Squalid – (fellow) reptiles on the high seas.

  101. H B Bear

    The Father of Middle Class Welfare knew how to deal with The Parrot – kneel down, gently cup his balls and make sure your hands weren’t cold as you entered the studio.

  102. Mark from Melbourne

    Infidel Tiger
    #2360415, posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    There’s a lot wrong with the world, but not this. This is beautiful:

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/854797063036514304

    Made my day, IT.

  103. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Six cops arrest three teens (apex looking) at Parliament Station. Kids are cuffed. Average age? I’d say 14.

  104. Tom

    Oh dear. Team Waffleworth have gone too far this time and The Parrot is off his perch. Phabulous Phil and the AFR look like the stooges they have always been.

    The Paywallian is also very touchy about the side it is taking, Humphrey — too touchy for my comment, which the kiddie moderator trebucheted post-haste:

    To report on the war between Abbott and Turnbull, The Australian assigns an Abbott hater who made up the story in 2015 that Abbott wanted to invade Iraq. And John Lyons believes the “research” that Abbott would lose his seat in a landslide last year when he went on to win it with 62% 2PP. And we’re meant to take The Australian seriously?

  105. rickw

    this might mean some more money in Aust coffers (from the Oz)

    4.14% is very high. I usually see 2 to 2.75%.

    Oil is riskier though and should carry a premium.

    Don’t worry, they won’t be doing that again in Australia, a project that is!

  106. H B Bear

    Tom – I had noted that Lyons was behind the story. A complete joke – even by the standards of a modern journalist. I’ve had a few comments disappeared over the journey too.

  107. Top Ender

    Leak’s Revenge!

    It looks like the late Bill Leak is going to have the last laugh. And in a delightful twist, the butt of the joke is set to be the cartoonist’s nemesis, Tim Soutphommasane.

    It was just last week that the race discrimination commissioner spoke publicly about how he had no regrets about anything he had said about one of Leak’s most memorable cartoons.

    According to Soutphommasane, his remarks had been wrongly characterised as urging people to complain when all he had been doing was passing on information “without fear or favour”.

    The cartoon was briefly the subject of a complaint under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act which makes it unlawful to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate people because of their race. It had drawn attention to the plight of Aboriginal children in dysfunctional families.

    After denying he had solicited complaints, imagine how Soutphommasane must be feeling after the commission’s latest official statement on this subject. It means the commission is about to prevent him — and his successors — from drumming up complaints.

    For that we can thank parliament’s joint committee on human rights. In February it directly addressed the question of whether Soutphommasane had in fact solicited complaints.

    “The committee agrees that the comments made by the Race Discrimination Commissioner in relation to the Bill Leak case could have been perceived by some as solicitation,” its report says.

    Recommendation 22 calls for the commission to “issue guidelines outlining the distinct roles of the president and the relevant commissioners in relation to complaint handling and public comment and act to ensure that perceptions of complaint soliciting are not able to be drawn from the behaviour of the commission, its commissioners or its officers”.

    When asked what it was doing about this, the commission issued a statement yesterday that said: “The commission will be developing new guidelines later in the year to address recommendation 22.”

    It is too soon to celebrate. The test for the commission’s bona fides will be how it interprets the call to “issue” these guidelines. Will it try to get away with sending an email to staff?

    It would make more sense to make the guidelines public so Soutphommasane and the other commissioners can be held to account if they abuse their freedom of speech to drum up work for themselves.

    When these guidelines are eventually prepared, their effectiveness will be easily judged. Will they leave certain people inside the commission feeling offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated? Imagine what Leak could have done with this.

    Complete article from the Oz

  108. Tom

    Humphrey, I’d love to know who conducted the “research” that AbbottSatan was going to lose his seat in a landslide. It has the Ponds Institute’s fingerprints all over it.

  109. Senile Old Guy

    Michelle Grattan, via the ABC:

    Malcolm Turnbull’s spectacular elevation of “Australian values” raises questions about his own values. In particular, has he once again forfeited his political integrity?

    Lord Waffle ever had integrity? I never spotted any.

    This week’s targeting of foreign skilled workers and the new, tougher citizenship requirements smack of a desperate effort to tap into community concerns and insecurities, whether those fears are about job prospects, ethnic crime gangs, or terrorism. A few years ago Mr Turnbull, as a Cabinet minister, would likely have challenged aspects of such measures if they were brought forward. Now, with Peter Dutton pushing him along, Mr Turnbull is unashamedly exploiting anti-foreign and anti-Muslim sentiments as part of a wider strategy to try to combat bad polls, stop leakage to Pauline Hanson, wedge Bill Shorten, and gain some positive traction.

    …but then…

    The “values” message from the citizenship changes is much bolder and cruder. It is also potentially alarming, because it exploits people’s suspicions of “outsiders” and could provoke division rather than inclusion in our multicultural society.

    What I would find ‘potentially alarming’, if I lived in certain large multicultural Australian cities, is the thought that some-one of no particular ethnic group might randomly bash me or car-jack me, or try to run a truck over: these being some of the new ‘delights’ of ‘diversity’.

  110. val majkus

    the Chevron judgment is here – it’s complicated but some of you might be interested

  111. Mother Lode

    Look, over there…a dying turtle!

    All the same issue to Squalid – (fellow) reptiles on the high seas.

    Gawd! Why is that self-conceited, pusillanimous, intellectual poseur held up as a luminary of our times?

    He is on channel 10, fer Krice sake!

    He makes his little speeches using pre-prepared boilerplate and widespread misinformation.

    He lacks the curiosity to look into his assumptions (like the plastic bag ‘study’) and the guts to ask himself if his friends might be wrong. After his preposterous diatribes he is whisked out of sight, away from anywhere he might have to back up his claims.

    He is no intellect. He is a showman who has the physique most people think an intellectual has and uses words neither understand.

    There is more testosterone in the stomach of a mosquito that has just tapped a gender-confused Q&A audience member than Aly’s whole body.

  112. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Merkel’s green light to freedom of movement for jihadis in 2015 is now having real impacts for freedom of movement for us.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/world-trade/us-to-review-visa-waivers-for-the-eu/

    Angela should be placed stocks at the Brandenburg Gate for at least 10 years. A bottomless zero price rotten fruit supply is a given.

  113. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Leave MP exposes Britons Broadcasting Communism attempt to craft fake narratives.

    http://johnredwoodsdiary.com/2017/04/20/the-bbc-wants-to-change-the-news-not-report-it/

  114. Infidel Tiger

    Humphrey, I’d love to know who conducted the “research” that AbbottSatan was going to lose his seat in a landslide. It has the Ponds Institute’s fingerprints all over it.

    A leading climate scientist.

  115. Nick

    Six cops arrest three teens (apex looking) at Parliament Station. Kids are cuffed. Average age? I’d say 14.

    Imagine what they’ll find at Melbourne Central. It’s like a zoo.

  116. cynical1

    There is more testosterone in the stomach of a mosquito that has just tapped a gender-confused Q&A audience member than Aly’s whole body.

    He knows how to keep Susie the Muslimie in line though.

    Kinda ironic.

    Plastic grocery bags = bad.

    Polyester headbags = good.

  117. Mark from Melbourne

    The French, Coming Apart.

    Just to excerpt one paragraph…

    After the mid-twentieth century, the French state built a vast stock—about 5 million units—of public housing, which now accounts for a sixth of the country’s households. Much of it is hideous-looking, but it’s all more or less affordable. Its purpose has changed, however. It is now used primarily for billeting not native French workers, as once was the case, but immigrants and their descendants, millions of whom arrived from North Africa starting in the 1960s, with yet another wave of newcomers from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East arriving today. In the rough northern suburb of Aubervilliers, for instance, three-quarters of the young people are of immigrant background. Again, Paris’s future seems visible in contemporary London. Between 2001 and 2011, the population of white Londoners fell by 600,000, even as the city grew by 1 million people: from 58 percent white British at the turn of the century, London is currently 45 percent white.

    A very thoughtful piece. RTWT.

    H/T Insty

  118. Cold-Hands

    Clearly ISIS’s decentralised model of inspiring jihadis is less strategic than Al Qaeda’s more centralised command and control. Rather than winding back terrorist attacks in the lead up to Western elections, ISIS attackers are driving voters into the arms of Marine Le Pen.

  119. Zatara

    When asked what it was doing about this, the commission issued a statement yesterday that said: “The commission will be developing new guidelines later in the year to address recommendation 22.”

    Why is this a recommendation rather than an order? And WTF is this we’ll get around to it later this years BS?

    That sort of lame horseshit is exactly why the HRC is out of control in the first place.

  120. Nick

    Just reading Val’s link to Roger Franklin’s article. Nothing says ‘science’ like John Hewson, Eva Cox and Julie Macrossen. I hope they spare a thought for the homeless they pass on their arduous 200m trek from Martin Place to Hyde Park.

  121. Zyconoclast

    Mark from Melbourne
    #2360500, posted on April 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    The French, Coming Apart.

    The Last Whites of the East End.

    Very good documentary.
    Even Caribbean families who came to London in the 1960s are leaving because they don’t want to live in a non white suburb.

    There was a Bangladeshi who’s family came out in the 1970s who is staying but is not happy with the changes.

    Very sad to watch but well worth the ‘predictive veiwing.’

  122. Tailgunner

    (Going out to put money on Le Pen now …)

    All the smart Cats are,Adam. Good stuff.
    Go Front Nationale!!
    Go Marion lePen! Marry me!!

  123. Boambee John

    LL at 1411,

    I have a leather jacket which should fit him, if he wishes to borrow it.

    TA, if you are lurking, ask the Doomlord for my email.

  124. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Macron $1.70???

  125. Antonin D

    There’s a lot wrong with the world, true, but watching the video of ‘the kid’ and his dad being filmed, and then shared around, didn’t bring tears to my eyes. As far as the possibility of all that turning into a circus, well it wouldn’t turn into a circus if the parents kept the touching moments to themselves.
    I wouldn’t worry about the possibility of future fame. The kid might really enjoy a circus.

  126. egg_

    Nothing says ‘science’ like John Hewson, Eva Cox and Julie Macrossen.

    What a gene pool!

  127. egg_

    job prospects, ethnic crime gangs, or terrorism.

    Now that same is encroaching on Queanbeyan of late, those in the Canberra bubble are waking up to their own fallibility?

  128. Empire

    Gunner

    Did your girl’s lass get to ask Dickhead Dan the CMFEU Man the tough question?

    If yes, I hope someone captured it on video.

    BTW – is the MCRWDS hook-up on tomorrow at the hardware store? I’ve still got the MAGA cap if you want it.

  129. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Theresa May commits Tories to cutting net migration to the UK to tens of thousands

    Theresa May said the Conservatives will commit to reducing net migration to the UK to tens of thousands.

    The Prime Minister said she wanted to deliver “sustainable numbers” of people coming to Britain and defined that number as being less than 100,000.

    Mrs May’s comments came after Karen Bradley, the Culture Secretary, said that the Government’s immigration policy should not be about numbers.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/20/general-election-2017-latest-news-polls-analysis1/

    The open borders delusion is coming to an end.

    Knowing our luck Australia will elect “floodgates” Bill.

  130. H B Bear

    Humphrey, I’d love to know who conducted the “research” that AbbottSatan was going to lose his seat in a landslide. It has the Ponds Institute’s fingerprints all over it.

    Even Richarrddd Dennniissss wouldn’t put his name to that slop. Luckily for Waffles Phabulous Phil doesn’t have that problem.

  131. H B Bear

    Looks like the Media Watchdog website has been re-done by the same guys who did Blots a few months ago.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eeeeewwwwww.

    Report: Caitlyn Jenner Plans Nude Photo Shoot after Gender Reassignment Surgery

    Just what everyone wants to see: a starkers 67 year old nip-and-tuck guy.

  133. bystander

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2360525, posted on April 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    Eeeeewwwwww.
    Report: Caitlyn Jenner Plans Nude Photo Shoot after Gender Reassignment Surgery
    Just what everyone wants to see: a starkers 67 year old nip-and-tuck guy.

    Has Caitlyn put the cue back in the rack, yet, Bruce?

  134. Boambee John

    egg

    More of a gene puddle, very muddy!

  135. Boambee John

    Sorry Muddy, make that murky!

  136. egg_

    Julie McCrossin … cancer memoirist, comedienne, look-at-me lesbian and former ABC compere set herself to thinking very deeply indeed and concluded that frakking for low-carbon gas will limit her opportunities to “walk in wild places.”

    No longer foraging on a map o’Tassie?

  137. BTW – is the MCRWDS hook-up on tomorrow at the hardware store? I’ve still got the MAGA cap if you want it.

    I was sure I had first dibs on that cap …

  138. Lysander

    Looks like the Media Watchdog website has been re-done by the same guys who did Blots a few months ago.

    Yup; looks like no “woof” this week. The website is completely fucked.

  139. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wussians!

    France’s elections are just the latest in Russia’s shadow war in a wary Europe

    As the French prepare to vote Sunday in a presidential election marked by acrimonious debate about Russian influence in Europe, there’s little doubt about which candidate Moscow backs.

    Last month, the combative populist Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front flew to Moscow to meet with President Vladimir Putin. It was a display of longtime mutual admiration. The frontrunner in a field of 11 candidates, Le Pen shrugs off allegations of corruption and human rights abuses against Putin, calling him a tough and effective leader. Her hard-line views on immigration, Islam and the European Union win praise from Putin and enthusiastic coverage from Russian media outlets. Her campaign has been propelled by a loan of more than $9 million from a Russian bank in 2014, according to Western officials and media reports.

    Meanwhile, aides to Emmanuel Macron, the center-left former economy minister who is Le Pen’s top rival, have accused Russia of hitting his campaign with cyberattacks and fake news reports about his personal life.

    Pesky Wussians are stealing the election from me!
    Couldn’t have anything to do with lack of charisma, ability, policies or integrity, being a socialist ex-minister claiming to be a centrist.

  140. BTW – is the MCRWDS hook-up on tomorrow at the hardware store? I’ve still got the MAGA cap if you want it.

    I was sure I had first dibs on that cap …

  141. Naed

    To get to the latest media watch dog (just released) head to the link below:

    Media Watch Dog – 21 April 2017

  142. Empire

    No longer foraging on a map o’Tassie?

    On them wild walks a girl’s got to eat.

  143. one old bruce

    Where can I nominate tonite’s Cat comments for a Logie? You guys are on fire tonite.

  144. Naed

    The new layout for the media watch dog isn’t my cup of tea. If you aren’t a fan of the banner taking up 20% of the screen then you can remove it by following the instructions below:

    Kill Sticky Headers

  145. Lysander

    Thanks Naed. I was having withdrawals.

  146. one old bruce

    Wascally Wussians.

    You are worthress, Arec Barrwin!

    Oh dear.

  147. Empire

    I was sure I had first dibs on that cap …

    I feel my chain being pulled..

    I’ll check out if the shop in the Philippines is still selling and email you the details.

  148. Lysander

    And thanks Naed for killing sticky headers lesson; very easy!

    (One more look at Mao.con and I was gunna break the screen!)

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pop goes the weasel.*

    U.S. Army Tests High-Energy Laser That Can Destroy Drones

    Researchers are testing Stryker infantry transport vehicles mounted with a 5kW laser weapon so that one day, the weapon can destroy drones on the front lines, the Daily Mail reported. The laser weapon brought down 50 drones during a ten-day firing exercise.

    The Army hopes the laser will be able to shoot an 18-kilowatt beam by 2018.

    “They love the system and they are excited about not only what they can do with it in the air, but what they can do with it on the ground as well,” Lt. Col. Jeff Erts, who is in charge of the experiments, said.
    The Army is also working with Lockheed Martin to test a 60kW laser weapon.

    * As far as I know it is currently against the international laws of war to use laser weapons on jihadi kiddies. Maybe that’ll change.

  150. egg_

    While Dr Chapman is keen to save smokers from themselves, fellow marcher Eva Cox isn’t at all keen on saving late-term foetuses from abortionists.

    Read that as ‘Eva Cox isn’t at all keen on saving late-term foetuses from nutritionists‘ – better not give her any ideas.

  151. H B Bear

    Where can I nominate tonite’s Cat comments for a Logie? You guys are on fire tonite.

    Please. No self-respecting Cat would ever accept a Logie. They may go to the award night in the hope of banging a weather girl in the Crown lifts however.

  152. one old bruce

    And I got a ‘kill sticky’ free button here too. Works great btw. This place is better than the Easter Show.

  153. cohenite

    There’s a lot to like about Latham; here he gives the appalling Dastyari a serve:

    https://www.facebook.com/MarkLathamsOutsiders/videos/1472584866116181/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

  154. Senile Old Guy

    And thanks Naed for killing sticky headers lesson; very easy!

    Yes, thanks. That new design is awful. The stupid image and menu takes up almost half of my screen on this old laptop.

  155. Anne

    It’s like Tyranny only better ’cause it’s sneakier.

    Cops on rooftop firing stun grenades onto Trump supporters in Berkeley Protest.

    @ThomasWictor
    I’m sure it was the SWAT. They were dropping grenades all over the grassy area. It takes great skill to do that.
    @ThomasWictor This was a very well-planned operation. They used the stun grenades to herd the Trump supporters toward Antifa.

    https://youtu.be/6S-xPS0G5nY

    https://youtu.be/WwRja6CMXNI

  156. Tailgunner

    Rather than winding back terrorist attacks in the lead up to Western elections, ISIS attackers are driving voters into the arms of Marine Le Pen.

    That’s the plan, Coldie.
    Lead the infidels to Dabiq for the Final Solution.
    Allah will be weaponized apparently.
    Hedge bets accordingly.

  157. Tailgunner

    Did your girl’s lass get to ask Dickhead Dan the CMFEU Man the tough question?

    She was primed with fistful of sandwiches to be lobbed Gillard-style at the Hunchback. Dan didn’t make it down apparently….
    Maybe 5 Eyes is trained,Sauron-style, on the Cat at the mo and he knew shit was going down?

  158. Lysander

    Navy, army and airforce personnel will be able to lay rainbow wreaths at ANZAC Day tributes.

    FFS!

  159. Tailgunner

    BTW – is the MCRWDS hook-up on tomorrow at the hardware store? I’ve still got the MAGA cap if you want it.

    Send a shout out to MsDolittle,Empire 🙂

  160. Naed

    You’re welcome all. Looks like MWD have removed the sticky header on their end in any case, but the instructions should work on other sites that have sticky headers too.

  161. Zyconoclast

    The Father of Middle Class Welfare knew how to deal with The Parrot – kneel down, gently cup his balls and make sure your hands weren’t cold as you entered the studio.

    And I thought you were about to suggest entering somewhere else.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cool glass castle.

    From this report:
    3-D printing glass objects

    (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has developed a way to 3-D print objects made of pure glass. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their technique and the ways they believe their new approach could be used. Karl Ziemelis, Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences editor for Nature offers a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same edition.

    I won’t throw any stones.

  163. egg_

    The long-term live-in love goddess of the ABC’s Robyn “100 metres” Williams, Dr Newby …
    wrote a searingly personal account of what it is like to share a bed with the Science Show presenter and feel nothing a’stir beneath the flannelette

    She’s a ‘beard’ for the ageing wannabe thespian?

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who said fructose was bad for you?

    Naked mole-rats turn into plants when oxygen is low

    “This is just the latest remarkable discovery about the naked mole-rat—a cold-blooded mammal that lives decades longer than other rodents, rarely gets cancer, and doesn’t feel many types of pain,” says Thomas Park, professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who led an international team of researchers from UIC, the Max Delbrück Institute in Berlin and the University of Pretoria in South Africa on the study.

    In humans, laboratory mice, and all other known mammals, when brain cells are starved of oxygen they run out of energy and begin to die.

    But naked mole-rats have a backup: their brain cells start burning fructose, which produces energy anaerobically through a metabolic pathway that is only used by plants – or so scientists thought.

    Only their mum could love them but otherwise they’re amazing creatures.

  165. Rafe Champion

    Thanks Bruce, I always wondered if there was a more beautiful creature than the warthog!

    Off topic, the British Spectator.

  166. Senile Old Guy

    Only their mum could love them but otherwise they’re amazing creatures.

    They also are fairly insensitive to certain kinds of pain.

    And, presumably, some other mole rats (besides their mother) love them, or no more mole rats.

  167. Libby Zee

    I have found evidence that the old Walgett Bore Baths (the ones opened in 1933) were still operating and still segregated until at least 1965. After the Freedom Rides of that year they were de-segregated but apparently the blacks preferred to swim in the river

    Who cares?

    I do. As a newbie (thanks No Longer Lizzie B) I wanted to know why people were unkind to P. When you were being catty to P 3 weeks ago about the Walgett Bore Baths you wondered (in a snarky sort of way) when the old bore baths closed. So I went looking and found out what I said earlier today.

    *may be embroidery

    More tatty than embroidery, I think. Just picking on an old lady for reminiscing about her life. I don’t believe P is a parody.

  168. Howard Hill

    I hope you have taken your name from the original Howard Hill.

    Yes, OWG. He was a very skilled archer, almost as good as me :~)
    Do you shoot?

  169. Tailgunner

    . Just picking on an old lady for reminiscing about her life. I don’t believe P is a parody.

    Lololololol!!
    Love it

  170. I feel my chain being pulled..

    I’ll check out if the shop in the Philippines is still selling and email you the details.

    You’re the man. No matter what everyone else here says about you, I think you’re okay …

  171. Tailgunner

    When one old Bruce was talking Logies, that’s what he meant!
    Walgett is the town that keeps giving!

  172. Bruce of Newcastle

    Big babe.

    500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

    The “world’s heaviest woman” has shed half her weight—around a quarter of a tonne—in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.

    Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 500 kilogrammes (1,100 pounds) when she arrived in Mumbai in February on a specially modified plane to undergo emergency weight-loss surgery.

    Abd El Aty had not left her home in Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria for two decades until she arrived in India’s commercial capital on February 11.

    She was put on a special liquid diet to get her weight down to a low enough level for doctors to perform bariatric surgery, essentially a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight.

    The diet helped Abd El Aty lose around 100 kilos in a month, allowing doctors to operate on her in early March.

    Poor lady. She’s lost more weight in a month than I weight, and I ain’t small.

  173. Baldrick

    Libby Zee
    #2360572, posted on April 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    I do. As a newbie …

    Fuck off with the pretence Septimus. We all know it’s you, or at least one of your alters.

  174. P

    Just picking on an old lady for reminiscing about her life. I don’t believe P is a parody.

    Thank you.

    I’d like to leave you all, esp those who have branded me a troll or sock or whatever, with a post back in 2015, and I’d ask that you make some endeavour to make up your own mind.

    “P
    #1825742, posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm
    In the above comments I have observed some that refer to the past years of Menzies, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon.
    I remember vividly them all, from the December 1949 election.
    1949 was the first election I can remember, and I remember well the circumstances which preceded it. Many strikes which I understood at that time to be because of the coal miners strike.
    Petrol rationing stopped those who would like to take their small outboard motors out on Botany Bay or up the Hawkesbury.
    The nationalisation of the banks was in question, of which I knew nothing at the age of 9 going on 10.
    I do remember though presenting coupons for a quarter of a pound of butter at the local grocer and being relieved that I could get it.
    1949 was important because it was the beginning of the Menzies era. These were not affluent times, and in ’49 I remember asking my mother if I could take an enamel mug to school (a school in the St George area of Sydney) so I could have scrambled egg for breakfast and soup for lunch which was served at the gates of this public school from a big old copper supplied by the Salvation Army for all those kids whose fathers were out of work. My mother reluctantly gave in to my request but was not happy because my father was in full time work. She did though understand that being new at the school I did not want to feel different or left out.
    In all the years I have followed the political scene I have never been more devastated than I have been during these last four weeks.
    Reading here has helped, especially the comments from Ros, James and most others. So, I thank you all.”

    Original here

  175. calli

    The “world’s heaviest woman” has shed half her weight—around a quarter of a tonne—in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.

    Delhi belly?

  176. Notafan

    More unkind untruths.

    ‘P’ claimed that people attacked her about her Walgett Bore Bath story.

    I found the original thread which conclusively proved that to be a falsehood.

  177. Geriatric Mayfly

    But naked mole-rats have a backup: their brain cells start burning fructose, which produces energy anaerobically through a metabolic pathway that is only used by plants – or so scientists thought.

    Fascinating stuff. There is also a wasp I came across, which has a large yellow patch on its back. It is suspected that some photosynthetic process takes place at this site, providing the insect with food and energy from converted sunlight.

  178. JC

    P

    For what it’s worth, I never thought you were a troll. Don’t be so precious. Just bounce back and take it on the chin. It doesn’t matter anyway, what some people think.

    I recall you once checked out some comment I made about a visitor to my school and nicely corroborated my story.. sort of.. when some punk with a Russian handle was trying to doubt what i was saying. You can never trust a Russian, I says. So does Trump, from what we’ve seen of late. I have new respect for Russians since I read they thought Carter Page is an idiot, and this guy was supposed to be the prime suspect for Trump’s so called treason, according to D’rats.

    But lets not digress.

    If Gargoyle is vouching for you then you ought to be worried because it’s not a good thing.

    Let me vouch for you and tell the Gargolye to go screw himself, as you don’t need his endorsement. You’ve got mine and therefore good to go. Not go, as in leave…

  179. Anne

    Thanks, P. I enjoyed that little vignette.

  180. egg_

    But naked mole-rats…

    Best not mention them to Mr Slave.

  181. Marcus Classis

    Heavy fighting in Caracas. Hundreds of casualties reported in independent media.

    Rioters/ anti-communist protesters have reached the central military complex after driving back the Guardia Venezuelos and mobs armed by Maduro.

    Regime is pouring in reinforcements.

    Massacres reported in regional areas.

    Do not expect any coverage whatsoever in the lying MSM.

  182. Anne

    Bruce’s naked mole rats are adorable.

    They couldn’t be cuter if they were wearing wee tartan vests.

  183. JC

    Fan

    Show a little generosity of spirit. The gal’s pushing on 80. Maybe her memory is a little off at times.. referred to as a senior moment.

    Look what I have to contend with from my fan, club at times.

  184. Snoopy

    P, I must say I’m impressed by your ability to find your old comments. The handle ‘P’ is not the most rewarding to search. It’s almost dotwellian.

  185. egg_

    The “world’s heaviest woman” has shed half her weight—around a quarter of a tonne—in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.

    Probably fertilised half of India.

  186. JC

    From the commarists… Yea, the comma is a typo.

  187. Libby Zee

    notafan, that is not correct. People, including (perhaps especially) you are still attacking P about the Walgett Bore Baths and other parts of her memories, including the smell from the old Tooths Brewery at Chippendale. As I pointed out before, P has been here for at least 4 years. I believe she is not a parody.

  188. Tailgunner

    We all know P is always lurking!
    Was nota’s epic biography accurate, P?

  189. Tintarella di Luna

    Oh dear. Team Waffleworth have gone too far this time and The Parrot is off his perch. Phabulous Phil and the AFR look like the stooges they have always been.

    I note the moribund Liberal party proposes to ask the Father of Middle Class Welfare to broker a truce between The Termite and Abbott — how to you make broker peace with a snake?

  190. Fisky

    Heavy fighting in Caracas. Hundreds of casualties reported in independent media.

    Rioters/ anti-communist protesters have reached the central military complex after driving back the Guardia Venezuelos and mobs armed by Maduro.

    Regime is pouring in reinforcements.

    Massacres reported in regional areas.

    Do not expect any coverage whatsoever in the lying MSM.

    It’s long dropped the pretense of being a “democratic” regime. Now it’s just about killing the opposition because Leftists want to.

    There needs to be a list published of every Leftist and academic who ever supported this regime, with boycotts against their employers until they sack them.

  191. Senile Old Guy

    Fascinating stuff. There is also a wasp I came across, which has a large yellow patch on its back. It is suspected that some photosynthetic process takes place at this site, providing the insect with food and energy from converted sunlight.

    Have not heard about that wasp. Corals and sponges have tiny algae in them and get some of their energy from photosynthesis by the algae.

  192. Bruce of Newcastle

    Heavy fighting in Caracas.

    The regime is handing out weapons to its partisans.

    In Gun-Controlled Venezuela, Dictator Promises Gun to Each Socialist Militant

    Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro is giving guns to upwards of 400,000 of his supporters in hopes of squashing opponents’ demands for free and fair elections.

    His guys also invaded a GM car factory yesterday, took it over and made off with all the available vehicles.

    Venezuela Seizes General Motors Car Plant

    I can see only two outcomes of this: either a particularly inept version of Zimbabwe or a Ceaușescu-and-rope event. So far it’s looking like the former.

  193. calli

    That woman who lost 250kg in two months.

    What the hell were they feeding her in Egypt? That’s a lot of kebabs.

  194. JC

    Libby Zee
    #2360592, posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    notafan, that is not correct. People, including (perhaps especially) you are still attacking P about the Walgett Bore Baths and other parts of her memories, including the smell from the old Tooths Brewery at Chippendale. As I pointed out before, P has been here for at least 4 years. I believe she is not a parody.

    Great, the gargoyle weighs in. P, don’t whatever you do except any offers to meet the Gargoyle. Dexter, the series was loosely modeled on him.

  195. Tintarella di Luna

    Tom – I had noted that Lyons was behind the story. A complete joke – even by the standards of a modern journalist. I’ve had a few comments disappeared over the journey too.

    Me think it ‘mazing that article in the Oz about the tad of animosity between Turnbull the Termite and Abbott has almost 600 comments and it only went up at 4:20 this arvo.

  196. JC

    On the subject of Dexter. Did anyone see the last series, as I never watched it beyond the first couple of seasons. Did he get away with all the murders?

  197. Stimpson J. Cat

    P has been here for at least 4 years.

    How would you know, new fish?

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    On the subject of Dexter. Did anyone see the last series, as I never watched it beyond the first couple of seasons. Did he get away with all the murders?

    I stopped watching after Series 2 and read the books.
    Ask Grigsie if you can borrow his Boxsets.

  199. Breaking Prediction : a trusted political betting source is warming to the idea that Fillon&Macron won’t make the final round going off a range of polling and Google analytics.
    It’s going to be MLP vs Melenchon!
    13.50/1 @ Betfair, 9/1 @BillHill.

    Are they good odds, Gunner? Naturally, I have an account with the worse odds 🙁

  200. Fisky

    Tim Colbatch explains why there might be kick-back against 457s

    Between 2008 and 2016, in net terms, the Australian labour market expanded by 474,000 full-time jobs. But only 74,000 of them went to people born in Australia. That’s fewer than one in six.

    That’s not because the Australian-born are a small minority. Two-thirds of all working-age residents of this country were born here. Yet roughly three-quarters of the growth in full-time jobs since the global financial crisis has gone to recent migrants.

    That is an extraordinary figure, and I would suggest the government find a way to reverse the trend quick smart.

  201. Marcus Classis

    Fabian has been a good source.

    https://twitter.com/Fabian__LH

    The anti-communists are using linear ambushes.

    Militia seem to be slaughtering some of the crowds.

  202. Robber Baron

    Leigh Lowe
    #2360443, posted on April 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    Trumble is talking about “distractions” (ie Abbott talking) from his grand achievements.
    I think it is time for Tony to buy a leather jacket and go on Q&A.

    +1000

    That Q&A show will have the highest ratings ever, the highest interruptions ever and the greatest stunts ever.

  203. Geriatric Mayfly

    It was sometime ago I read about him, but I’ve tracked him down Senile Old Guy. It’s actually a Hornet. Sorry, I can’t do those instant linky thingoes, but it’s on Google. Type in: Photosynthetic Wasps.

    BBC – Earth News – Oriental hornets powered by ‘solar energy’
    news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9254000/9254445.stm
    Dec 6, 2010 – The Oriental hornet has a unique ability to harvest solar energy, scientists have discovered. The large wasp species has a special structure in …

  204. Gab

    ‘P’ claimed that people attacked her about her Walgett Bore Bath story.

    I found the original thread which conclusively proved that to be a falsehood.

    Some people just can’t help playing the victimhood card. It’s just their thing.

  205. Tom

    There needs to be a list published of every Leftist and academic who ever supported this regime, with boycotts against their employers until they sack them.

    That would require the gutless bowtie right to find some courage — a commitment they have yet to experience.

  206. Notafan

    JC

    If I thought there was a 5% chance that was true I would.

    But as was said this morning its a parody account of Delta A and Calli.

    Raging on Lizzie for a spelling mistake should have been enough of a give away.

    Oh and just to reaffirm ‘P’ a few weeks ago came on claiming to have been abused in around June 2016 about her Walgett Bore Bath reminisces.

    Anyone who bothers to check can see that is a falsehood.

    Plus more farewells that a Johnny Farnham concert.

    On the positive side, at least we’ve found one of the missing years.

  207. C.L.

    I will give this to Alan Jones: when he decides to righteously go the knuckle, he doesn’t miss.
    Today’s demolition job on Paul de Jersey and Archbishop Phillip Aspinall over the Churchie/Roberts disgrace was epic. I mean, it left marks.

  208. egg_

    But naked mole-rats have a backup: their brain cells start burning fructose, which produces energy anaerobically through a metabolic pathway that is only used by plants – or so scientists thought.

    However, chloroplasts are considered to have originated from cyanobacteria (animals) through endosymbiosis

  209. JC

    There needs to be a list published of every Leftist and academic who ever supported this regime, with boycotts against their employers until they sack them.

    Friends of Venezuela? There was a list of people in Australia who supported the regime when Huggy Chavez won the election. They were so excited. They actually invited the loon here.

    A couple of the Greens were on the list. Tubbsie Milne was on there, I think.

  210. Delta A

    JC
    #2360583, posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Well said, JC.

    Grig has a sock-drawer of puppets, but I doubt that P is one of them.

    I believe that she is a genuine poster – somewhat naïve, but honest.

    I enjoyed her anecdotes of days gone by… and yes! I have visited (passed through) Walgett. Can’t and won’t comment on P’s recollections.

    Give her a break.

  211. JC

    Fair point Fan.

    Having Dexter supporting you is not a good look. Not good at all.

  212. Fisky

    Leftist college professors who supported this genocidal regime must be dragged out of their offices and have the shit beaten out of them.

  213. Libby Zee

    P has been here for at least 4 years.

    How would you know, new fish?

    If you care to look back a couple of weeks, you will see that I looked back 2 years at first, then another 2 years. As I said at the time, her avatar was the same in each year, which means she has had the same email address the whole time. In my opinion P is not a parody.

  214. P

    Delta,
    I’ve always enjoyed your comments here which have recently been sparse.

    Cheers.

  215. Senile Old Guy

    It was sometime ago I read about him, but I’ve tracked him down Senile Old Guy. It’s actually a Hornet.

    Thanks, GM, got it. Very interesting! Was published back in 2010, which was before I was using Feedly to track the media.

  216. Tintarella di Luna

    Nothing says ‘science’ like John Hewson, Eva Cox and Julie Macrossen.

    What a gene pool!

    Two ol’ lezbeens and a hazbeen – now that’s diversity.

  217. egg_

    Trumble is talking about “distractions” (ie Abbott talking) from his grand achievements.
    I think it is time for Tony to buy a leather jacket and go on Q&A.

    That Q&A show will have the highest ratings ever, the highest interruptions ever and the greatest stunts ever.

    Who would Aunty throw up against him on the panel?
    An all singing, all dancing queers and muzzos sideshow?

  218. Tom

    https://twitter.com/Fabian__LH

    Thanks, Marcus Classis — an excellent source of raw on-the-spot info on the holocaust in Venezuela, which the leftscum media is refusing to cover.

  219. Baldrick

    Heavy fighting in Caracas.

    Nothing yet on TheirABC website. I guess they’re waiting for a comment from a pro-Maduro specialist. Frank elly may still be on leave.

  220. Fisky

    Nathan Crooks‏ @nmcrooks 15h15 hours ago
    More
    In a nation of 30 million, only 293 cars were sold in Venezuela last month. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-20/general-motors-ceases-operations-in-venezuela-after-plant-seized … via @business @DavidWelchBN

    But remember, Venezuela’s GDP is only down about 10% on last year, according “economists”.

  221. Diogenes

    Following the discussion on another thread about dual citizens and section 44 1) of the constitution, a thought struck me today whilst suffering whitline fever coming down the Pacific Highway today. Let us try this as a thought experiment..
    1. A government signs a treaty with indigenous peoples, thus according them the status of a foreign power.
    2. This allows claiming membership of a peoples, that bestows on them certain rights and privileges
    3. Therefore no one who claims to be a person of an indigenous peoples can be a member of parliament

  222. Marcus Classis

    Been following this as best possible over the last couple of days. What’s leaking out is only a hint as to how bad it is.

  223. Bruce of Newcastle

    Between 2008 and 2016, in net terms, the Australian labour market expanded by 474,000 full-time jobs. But only 74,000 of them went to people born in Australia.

    This may be why.

    In Which States Do Most Millennials Live With Their Parents? (yesterday)

    A Quarter Of Millennials Living At Home Neither Work Nor Study (also yesterday)

    Ok that’s the US but almost certainly here in Australia it’s the same. I was out treadlying in the afternoon and a young lady was aimlessly wandering around the shared path with her ear glued to her phone. It was around 3 in the afternoon and looked like she’d just gotten up. I thought ‘millenial’.

    If there ever was an advertisement for a good solid dose of gender-neutral national service it’s these kids. Ditch their bloody phones and get them to dig latrines for a year.

  224. egg_

    whatever you do except any offers to meet the Gargoyle. Dexter, the series was loosely modeled on him.

    A meeting Dexter would face with trepidation.

  225. egg_

    Nothing says ‘science’ like John Hewson, Eva Cox and Julie Macrossen.

    What a gene pool!

    Two ol’ lezbeens and a hazbeen – now that’s diversity.

    I didn’t know Hewson was into strong liquor(s).

  226. Er… re the “wafting scent of the brewery”…. it was I who challenged it at the time, and only I.

    Every other Cat with better recollections of brewery locations & stuff in Sydney weighed in, the matter was analysed to the nth degree & I accepted that the story had to be ridgy didge.

    Nobody else challenged the story, only I, and I accept that P’s recollection is fair dinkum.

    End.of.discussion.

  227. Tailgunner

    Dexter did get away in the end,JC. Last seen in a remote logging camp.

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’ve forgotten who they were, but I am confident a Cat or two has them in their little book. Who were in that gaggle of numpties who wanted to invite Chavez to our shores, to enlighten us on the glories of the Bolivarian Revolution?

  229. Fisky

    It should be illegal to advocate socialist economics. There is no legitimate purpose to discussing its merits, ever.

  230. test pattern

    Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election: documents

    ‘The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.
    It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.
    A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.’

    http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/putin-linked-think-tank-drew-up-plan-to-sway-2016-us-election-documents

    Russian Institute for Strategic Studies

    https://en.riss.ru/

  231. Fisky

    Dear oh dear. Warren Mundine put his name to this piece of garbage???

    Dear President Chávez,

    We, the undersigned citizens of Australia, would like to extend a warm invitation for you to visit our country. We have watched developments in Venezuela with great interest. We have been impressed by the great effort that your government has taken to improve the living standards of the majority of Venezuelans. We have also noted with keen attention the moves that your government has begun to make to create a society based on popular participation in all spheres of society—from the workplace up to the national government.
    Although we are on the opposite side of the globe we feel that our shared ideals of social justice and democracy bring us close together. Every country has its own traditions and culture and has to find its own solutions, but what Venezuela has been able to achieve in so little time will be a source of inspiration and ideas for many in Australia.

    In this light we believe that a visit to our country by yourself would not only help to improve the awareness of the Australian people of developments in Venezuela, but also be an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen the ties of friendship and solidarity between our two peoples.

    Signatories to invite Chavez to Australia:

    Andrew Ferguson NSW Secretary, CFMEU Construction and General Division
    Angela Briant – Secretary Independent Education Union (Tasmania)
    Antony Loewenstein – Independent Journalist
    Brendan Hewson – President, Community & Public Sector Union /CSA
    Caroline Risely – Monash University Welfare Officer
    Carolyn Smith – Childcare Union Assistant Secretary, WA Liqor Hospitality Miscellaneous workers Union
    Casper Cumming – Swinborne Student Union President
    Charlotte Boss-Walker -Peace Activist (Tas)
    Chris Game – Secretary, NTEU NSW,
    Clare Ozich – Industrial Officer, Unions WA
    Craig Bulley – Worker’s Radio
    Craig Johnson – Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.
    Darren Mathewson – director of Organising CPSU
    Dave Robinson – Secretary, Unions WA
    David O’Bearne – Secretary LHMU (Tas)
    Deb Foskey – Greens Member of the Legislative Assembly (ACT)
    ******** Nichols – National Co-ordinator, Socialist Alliance
    Doreen Shenman – Peace Activist (Tas)
    Dr Alastair Grieg Senior Lecturer, Australian National University: Faculty of Arts
    Dr Coral Wynter – biochemist, Brisbane
    Dr Rhonda Forrest – Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
    Federico Fuentes – National Co-ordinator, Resistance socialist youth organisation
    Gavin Marshall – Senator (Victoria)
    Gil Anderson – Secretary ACT Branch LHMU
    Graham Pallot – organiser, CFMEU WA
    Ian Bray – WA assistant branch secretary, Maritime Union of Australia WA
    Ian Newman – Peace Activist (Tas)
    Jack Mundey – Environmentalist
    Jakalene X – Indigenous community activist
    Jenni Bond – Peace Activist (Tas)
    Jenny Forward – Organiser CPSU (Tasmania)
    Jim McIlroy – journalist, Brisbane
    Jim Mellor – Communications/Projects, CFMEU WA
    Jim Reid – organiser, CFMEU WA
    Joe McDonald – Assistant Secretary, CFMEU WA
    Joel Asphar – AMWU WA Organiser
    John Pilger – Independent Journalist
    Jose Munoz – Organiser ACT Branch LHMU
    Judith Pabian – President ACT Branch NTEU
    Keith Peckham – Industrial development officer, UnionsWA
    Kerry Nettle – Australian Greens Senator for NSW
    Kerryn Williams – Editor, Green Left Weekly
    Kevin Ennor – organiser, CFMEU WA
    Keysar Trad – Islamic Friendship Association
    Kiraz Janicke – National Co-ordinating Committee Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
    Lee Rhiannon – Member of the Legislative Council NSW (Greens)
    Len Palmer – Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
    Linda Briskman – Professor, Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education
    Linda Seaborn – Delegate HACSU
    Lisa MacDonald – National Co-ordinating Committee Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
    Mathew Chuk – General Secretary, National Union of Students 2007
    Megan Clement – Newcastle University Students Association, Education Officer 2006
    Meredith Burgmann – President of the Legislative Council of NSW
    Mick Baker – MUA WA organiser
    Mick Buchan – Organiser, CFMEU WA
    Mick Campion – President, NTEU Murdoch Univeristy Branch
    Naomi Arrowsmith – Australian Services Union, Assistant State Secretary (NSW)
    Natasha Stott-Despoja – SA Australian Democrats Senator
    Neil Mudford – Secretary ACT Branch NTEU
    Paul Halfpenny – WA Organiser, NTEU
    Paul Obohoov – Trade Union Voices Choir, ACTU
    Phillip Adams – Journalist, Republican of the Year 2005
    Raul Bassi – Transport Workers Union delegate, Sydney
    Reverend Alex Gator
    Robyn Francis -Permaculture Education, Erda Institute Inc
    Saeb Ali – Peace For Lebanon (Wollongong)
    Sam Watson – Indigenous Murri Activist
    Scott Poynting – Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, UWS
    Shelley Watson-Harris – Executive Officer, Unions WA
    Simon Cocker – Secretary, Unions Tasmania
    Steve Dargavel – Acting State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Victoria.
    Steve McCartney – State President, AMWU WA
    Steven Arditto – Organiser CPSU (Tasmania)
    Susan Price – UNSW National Tertiary Education Union, Branch President
    Sylvia Hale – Member of the Legislative Council NSW (Greens)
    Thirza White – Campaign Coordinator UnionsWA
    Tim Anderson – Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney
    Tim Gooden – Geelong Trades Hall Secretary
    Vinnie Molina Organiser, CFMEU WA
    Warren Mundine – National President of the ALP in 2006
    Warren Smith – Assistant Sydney Branch Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia
    Wayne Berry – MLA (ALP) Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly
    Wendy Jopson – Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
    Yvette Berry – Organiser ACT Branch LHMU
    Peter Ross – Senior Lecturer, latin American Studies, UNSW

  232. Baldrick

    Dear President Chávez,

    We, the undersigned citizens of Australia, would like to extend a warm invitation for you to visit our country. We have watched developments in Venezuela with great interest. We have been impressed by the great effort that your government has taken to improve the living standards of the majority of Venezuelans. We have also noted with keen attention the moves that your government has begun to make to create a society based on popular participation in all spheres of society—from the workplace up to the national government.
    Although we are on the opposite side of the globe we feel that our shared ideals of social justice and democracy bring us close together. Every country has its own traditions and culture and has to find its own solutions, but what Venezuela has been able to achieve in so little time will be a source of inspiration and ideas for many in Australia.

    In this light we believe that a visit to our country by yourself would not only help to improve the awareness of the Australian people of developments in Venezuela, but also be an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen the ties of friendship and solidarity between our two peoples.

    Signatories to invite Chavez to Australia:

    Andrew Ferguson NSW Secretary, CFMEU Construction and General Division
    Angela Briant – Secretary Independent Education Union (Tasmania)
    Antony Loewenstein – Independent Journalist
    Brendan Hewson – President, Community & Public Sector Union /CSA
    Caroline Risely – Monash University Welfare Officer
    Carolyn Smith – Childcare Union Assistant Secretary, WA Liqor Hospitality Miscellaneous workers Union
    Casper Cumming – Swinborne Student Union President
    Charlotte Boss-Walker -Peace Activist (Tas)
    Chris Game – Secretary, NTEU NSW,
    Clare Ozich – Industrial Officer, Unions WA
    Craig Bulley – Worker’s Radio
    Craig Johnson – Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.
    Darren Mathewson – director of Organising CPSU
    Dave Robinson – Secretary, Unions WA
    David O’Bearne – Secretary LHMU (Tas)
    Deb Foskey – Greens Member of the Legislative Assembly (ACT)
    ******** Nichols – National Co-ordinator, Socialist Alliance
    Doreen Shenman – Peace Activist (Tas)
    Dr Alastair Grieg Senior Lecturer, Australian National University: Faculty of Arts
    Dr Coral Wynter – biochemist, Brisbane
    Dr Rhonda Forrest – Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
    Federico Fuentes – National Co-ordinator, Resistance socialist youth organisation
    Gavin Marshall – Senator (Victoria)
    Gil Anderson – Secretary ACT Branch LHMU
    Graham Pallot – organiser, CFMEU WA
    Ian Bray – WA assistant branch secretary, Maritime Union of Australia WA
    Ian Newman – Peace Activist (Tas)
    Jack Mundey – Environmentalist
    Jakalene X – Indigenous community activist
    Jenni Bond – Peace Activist (Tas)
    Jenny Forward – Organiser CPSU (Tasmania)
    Jim McIlroy – journalist, Brisbane
    Jim Mellor – Communications/Projects, CFMEU WA
    Jim Reid – organiser, CFMEU WA
    Joe McDonald – Assistant Secretary, CFMEU WA
    Joel Asphar – AMWU WA Organiser
    John Pilger – Independent Journalist
    Jose Munoz – Organiser ACT Branch LHMU
    Judith Pabian – President ACT Branch NTEU
    Keith Peckham – Industrial development officer, UnionsWA
    Kerry Nettle – Australian Greens Senator for NSW
    Kerryn Williams – Editor, Green Left Weekly
    Kevin Ennor – organiser, CFMEU WA
    Keysar Trad – Islamic Friendship Association
    Kiraz Janicke – National Co-ordinating Committee Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
    Lee Rhiannon – Member of the Legislative Council NSW (Greens)
    Len Palmer – Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
    Linda Briskman – Professor, Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education
    Linda Seaborn – Delegate HACSU
    Lisa MacDonald – National Co-ordinating Committee Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
    Mathew Chuk – General Secretary, National Union of Students 2007
    Megan Clement – Newcastle University Students Association, Education Officer 2006
    Meredith Burgmann – President of the Legislative Council of NSW
    Mick Baker – MUA WA organiser
    Mick Buchan – Organiser, CFMEU WA
    Mick Campion – President, NTEU Murdoch Univeristy Branch
    Naomi Arrowsmith – Australian Services Union, Assistant State Secretary (NSW)
    Natasha Stott-Despoja – SA Australian Democrats Senator
    Neil Mudford – Secretary ACT Branch NTEU
    Paul Halfpenny – WA Organiser, NTEU
    Paul Obohoov – Trade Union Voices Choir, ACTU
    Phillip Adams – Journalist, Republican of the Year 2005
    Raul Bassi – Transport Workers Union delegate, Sydney
    Reverend Alex Gator
    Robyn Francis -Permaculture Education, Erda Institute Inc
    Saeb Ali – Peace For Lebanon (Wollongong)
    Sam Watson – Indigenous Murri Activist
    Scott Poynting – Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, UWS
    Shelley Watson-Harris – Executive Officer, Unions WA
    Simon Cocker – Secretary, Unions Tasmania
    Steve Dargavel – Acting State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Victoria.
    Steve McCartney – State President, AMWU WA
    Steven Arditto – Organiser CPSU (Tasmania)
    Susan Price – UNSW National Tertiary Education Union, Branch President
    Sylvia Hale – Member of the Legislative Council NSW (Greens)
    Thirza White – Campaign Coordinator UnionsWA
    Tim Anderson – Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney
    Tim Gooden – Geelong Trades Hall Secretary
    Vinnie Molina Organiser, CFMEU WA
    Warren Mundine – National President of the ALP in 2006
    Warren Smith – Assistant Sydney Branch Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia
    Wayne Berry – MLA (ALP) Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly
    Wendy Jopson – Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
    Yvette Berry – Organiser ACT Branch LHMU
    Peter Ross – Senior Lecturer, latin American Studies, UNSW

  233. C.L.

    Does John Hewson still believe in re-introducing the death penalty?

  234. john constantine

    Their chrissy la garfilth basically calls for a tax on robots, so that the benefits from automation can be shared fairly and equally and socially justically.

    In the IMF’s global policy agenda its managing director Christine Lagarde said governments must act preemptively to create a more flexible workforce.

    She said: “They should anticipate the effects of technological progress and economic integration, equip their populations with tools to reap the benefits, and put in place domestic policies to share them more broadly.”

    The rise of industrial automation has led to fears of a big increase in unemployment as lower-skilled jobs are increasingly performed by robots. One study by Oxford University academics estimates 47 per cent of jobs in the US could be susceptible to automation.”.

  235. Fisky

    Here’s another list I found online. Very helpful when Leftists compile the lists for us!

    http://venezuelasolidarity.org/?q=node/60

    AUSTRALIA VENEZUELA SOLIDARITY NETWORK

    Signatories to invite Chavez to Australia

    Ali Kazak – Former Ambassador of Palestine

    Andrew Ferguson NSW Secretary, CFMEU Construction and General Division

    Angela Briant – Secretary Independent Education Union (Tasmania)

    Antony Loewenstein – Independent Journalist

    Barry Carr – Director of la Trobe University, Institute of Latin American Studies

    Belinda Selke – NTEU, Wollongong

    Blake Stephens – Organier, CPSU NSW

    Brendan Hewson – President, Community & Public Sector Union /CSA

    Buranjali David Allie – Council of Elders, Indigenious Land Council

    Cameron Durnsford – LMHU, Qld

    Caroline Risely – Monash University Welfare Officer

    Carolyn Smith – Childcare Union Assistant Secretary, WA Liqor Hospitality Miscellaneous workers Union

    Casper Cumming – Swinborne Student Union President 2006

    Charlotte Boss-Walker -Peace Activist (Tas)

    Cheryl Dillon – NTEU, Wollongong

    Chris Game – Secretary, NTEU NSW,

    Clare Ozich – Industrial Officer, Unions WA

    Craig Bulley – Worker’s Radio

    Craig Johnson – Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.

    Darren Mathewson – director of Organising CPSU

    Dave Robinson – Secretary, Unions WA

    David O’Bearne – Secretary LHMU (Tas)

    Deb Foskey – Greens Member of the Legislative Assembly (ACT)

    Dick Nichols – National Co-ordinator, Socialist Alliance

    Doreen Shenman – Peace Activist (Tas)

    Dr Alastair Grieg Senior Lecturer, Australian National University: Faculty of Arts

    Dr Coral Wynter – biochemist, Brisbane

    Dr Rhonda Forrest – Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

    Dr. Anthony Ashbolt – NTEU, Wollongong

    Dr. Henk Eijkman – Empowered Learning International

    Dr. Peter Ross – Spanish & Latin American Studies, UNSW

    Erick Maldonado – NTEU, Wollongong

    Federico Fuentes – National Co-ordinator, Resistance socialist youth organisation

    Fay Hannah – Cuba Friendship Society

    Geoff Hull – LMHU (NT)

    Gil Anderson – Secretary ACT Branch LHMU

    Graciela Nogues – ASU workplace delegate & L.A Solidarity Committe

    Graham Pallot – organiser, CFMEU WA

    Grahame McCulloch – General Secretaty, NTEU

    Glenda Mejía – Spanish Co-ordinator at RMIT

    Humphrey McQueen – Historian

    Ian Bray – WA assistant branch secretary, Maritime Union of Australia WA

    Ian Cohen – MLC NSW, Greens

    Ian Newman – Peace Activist (Tas)

    J Keith Atkinson – Associate Professor emeritus, UQ; Healer

    Jack Mundey – Environmentalist

    Jade Mason – LMHU (Qld)

    Janine Aitkens -President, Cairns Campus, James Cook University Student Assoc.

    Jakalene X – Indigenous community activist

    Jake Wishart – Student Activist Alliance

    Jenni Bond – Peace Activist (Tas)

    Jenny Forward – Organiser CPSU (Tasmania)

    Jim McIlroy – journalist, Brisbane

    Jim Mellor – Communications/Projects, CFMEU WA

    Jim Reid – organiser, CFMEU WA

    Jo Maree Coghlan – Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong

    Joan Doyle – Victorian Branch Secretary of the CEPU Communications Division

    Joe Cambria – The Australian Global Warming and Fair Pay Institute

    Joe McDonald – Assistant Secretary, CFMEU WA

    Joel Asphar – AMWU WA Organiser

    John Pilger – Independent Journalist

    John Sutton – National Secretary, CFMEU, Construction & Gernaral Division

    Jose Munoz – Organiser ACT Branch LHMU

    Judith Pabian – President ACT Branch NTEU

    Keith Peckham – Industrial development officer, UnionsWA

    Kerry Nettle – Australian Greens Senator for NSW

    Kerryn Williams – Editor, Green Left Weekly

    Kevin Ennor – organiser, CFMEU WA

    Keysar Trad – Islamic Friendship Association

    Kim Sattler – Secretary UnionsACT

    Kiraz Janicke – National Co-ordinating Committee Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network

    Lee Rhiannon – Member of the Legislative Council NSW (Greens)Len Palmer – Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

    Lisa Darmanin, ASU Assistant Branch Secretary, Lisa Darmanin

    Linda Briskman – Professor, Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education

    Linda Seaborn – Delegate HACSU

    Lisa MacDonald – National Co-ordinating Committee Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network

    Mark Taylor – Australian Services Union (Qld)

    Marree O’Halloran – President, NSW Teachers Federation

    Michele McKenzie – Greens Councillor, Leichhardt Council

    Michelle O’Neil – TCFUA State secretary

    Megan Clement – Newcastle University Students Association, Education Officer 2006

    Meredith Burgmann – President of the Legislative Council of NSW

    Mick Baker – MUA WA organiser

    Mick Buchan – Organiser, CFMEU WA

    Mick Campion – President, NTEU Murdoch Univeristy Branch

    Mike Donaldson – NTEU, Wollongong

    Naomi Arrowsmith – Australian Services Union, Assistant State Secretary (NSW)

    Narendra Mohan Kommalapati – Journalist

    Natasha Stott-Despoja – SA Australian Democrats Senator

    Neil Mudford – Secretary ACT Branch NTEU

    Nicholas Kafer – Education Campaigns Coordinator – Wollonongong Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA)

    Noah Bassil – Associate of the Centre for Middle East & North African Studies

    Paul Halfpenny – WA Organiser, NTEU

    Paul Lynch – State member for Liverpool

    Paul Gonzalez – Pablo Neruda Cultural Centre (Melb)

    Paul Obohoov – Trade Union Voices Choir, ACTU

    Phillip Adams – Journalist, Republican of the Year 2005

    Peter Boyle – National Secretary, Democratic Socialist Perspective

    Raul Bassi – Transport Workers Union delegate, Sydney

    Ray Jackson – Indigenous Social Justice Association

    Reverend Alex Gator

    Robert Austin – Honorary Fellow Department of History, University of Melbourne

    Robyn Francis -Permaculture Education, Erda Institute Inc

    Ryan Ardill – Your Rights at Work, Kingston Division

    Saeb Ali – Peace For Lebanon (Wollongong)

    Sam Watson – Indigenous Murri Activist

    Scott Poynting – Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, UW

    Shelley Watson-Harris – Executive Officer, Unions WA

    Simon Cocker – Secretary, Unions Tasmania

    Stephen Weber – ASU (Alice Springs)

    Steve Dargavel – Acting State Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Victoria.

    Steve McCartney – State President, AMWU WA

    Steven Arditto – Organiser CPSU (Tasmania)

    Susan Engel – NTEU Wollongong

    Susan Hopgood – Federal Secretary, AEU

    Susan Price – UNSW National Tertiary Education Union, Branch President

    Sylvia Hale – Member of the Legislative Council NSW (Greens)

    Tania Jorquera – Youth Worker

    Thirza White – Campaign Coordinator Unions WA

    Tim Anderson – Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney

    Tim Gooden – Geelong Trades Hall Secretary

    Van Thanh Rudd – Visual Artist

    Vinnie Molina Organiser, CFMEU WA

    Warren Mundine – National President of the ALP in 2006

    Warren Smith – Assistant Sydney Branch Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia

    Wayne Berry – MLA (ALP) Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly

    Wendy Jopson – Lecturer, University of Technology Sydne

    Yvette Berry – Organiser ACT Branch LHMU

  236. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dear President Chávez,

    We, the undersigned citizens of Australia, would like to extend a warm invitation for you to visit our country. We have watched developments in Venezuela with great interest

    What a roll call of those who believe in “the politics of envy, the gospel of despair and the creed of failure.’

    Keysar Trad, even.

  237. Snoopy

    Tom
    #2360627, posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    https://twitter.com/Fabian__LH

    Thanks, Marcus Classis — an excellent source of raw on-the-spot info on the holocaust in Venezuela, which the leftscum media is refusing to cover.

    @GeorgeNegus

    Rub his nose in it twitter Cats!

  238. Stimpson J. Cat

    In my opinion P is not a parody.

    I didn’t ask for your opinion new fish.
    I don’t care about your opinion.
    It does not matter.
    You run a ridiculous unnatural stalker love homage account to another poster here.
    You are a muppet.
    Now say “Thank you Stimpy Senpai for teaching me to be a better person.”

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