Open Forum: April 29, 2017

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  1. Tel

    The government needs to know that they are truly innocent before they are no longer surveilled.

    In other words, surveillance on everyone all the time, because no government will ever declare a single person “truly innocent”. Remember, everything you have and everything you are is because government allowed it in their magnanimity.

  2. val majkus

    consumer (demand) management

    yep! we’ll be told what we demand! Don’t feel sorry for the activists though

  3. srr

    🇺🇸MONTEREY 🇺🇸‏ @BayAreaRenee 5h5 hours ago
    @NickDeSenso @JackPosobiec

    Documents Tie Berkeley Riot Organizers To [email protected] Group, NAMBLA

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/28/documents-tie-berkeley-riot-organizers-to-pro-pedophilia-group-nambla/ … via @dailycaller

  4. Nick

    Also, the first I’ve heard about security guards outside a church (yes, I live under a rock).

    The Hillsong church I’d say is close to 2km away from Redfern station. It would be interesting to hear more about what went on.

  5. Beachside

    Top energy regulator tied to bidders for state work

    ALBANY—As New York’s top energy regulator, Audrey Zibelman is in a position to influence a market worth billions of dollars and help set the policy that governs it.

    At the same time, Zibelman, who worked in the private sector before Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed her chairwoman of the state Public Service Commission in 2013, has unusually close ties to energy companies vying for work in New York.

    Zibelman is a shareholder in a company called Viridity Energy that develops energy grid technology, according to financial disclosures obtained by Capital. Viridity, which Zibelman co-founded and formerly headed before Cuomo tapped her to lead the P.S.C., has at least one project in New York and is listed as a founding partner for a website related to the energy storage market that is also backed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, for which she is a board member.

    Zibelman also has ties to other companies vying for state business, primarily through an overlapping series of partnerships or common principals involved in multiple projects.

    RTWT

  6. Senile Old Guy

    Evidently, all Zibelman’s talk about the “empowerment of the consumer ” in the ABC radio interview yesterday amounts to paying people to turn off their air conditioners on hot days and their heaters on cold days.

    I live in cyclone zone but have more reliable power than people in Melbourne. Sad! And mad!

  7. val majkus

    Top energy regulator tied to bidders for state work

    that’s interesting Beachside, that article is dated 2015 but certainly shows her preferences amongst other things

  8. thefrollickingmole

    Senile Old Guy

    I live on a minesite, and our elek-trickery more reliable than theirs as well.

  9. Beachside

    Donald Trump’s corporate refugees

    One of Hillary Clinton’s hot picks to lead the United States Department of Energy has been appointed as chief executive of the Australian Energy Market Operator, as part of the political and corporate exodus in the wake of Donald Trump’s upset election victory.

    Executive recruitment experts said it was common for advisers and political appointees to be displaced after a regime change and Australia represented a moderate political environment and inviting corporate market, making it a tempting recruiting ground for those out of favour.

    “A change in leadership in any organisation, be it the public or private sector, always serves as a catalyst for other senior executives to reassess their own career options,” said executive recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles, Guy Farrow.

    Greg Robinson, managing partner from Blenheim Partners said “the call to service in the United States is far more prestigious, compelling and powerful than in Australia” and therefore attracts some of the best corporate talent, many of who are now being displaced by the Trump regime.

    President Trump has appointed former Texas governor and one-time presidential rival Rick Perry to lead his US Department of Energy, an agency he once vowed to abolish in stark contrast to Ms Clinton who was reported to want to give the choice “unprecedented attention” given the threat of climate change.

    Audrey Zibelman, who begins her role at AEMO from March based in Melbourne at a critical time for energy markets in Australia, was described as the “linchpin” of New York grid reforms and among a group of prominent New York energy regulators pushing through innovative new climate policies leading to speculation she was a favourite for the prize US role if Ms Clinton had been elected.

    “Audrey’s vast experience in creating and managing new wholesale electricity markets, and transforming existing energy markets and large power systems will further strengthen the work that AEMO has undertaken to support Australia’s energy industry transformation,” AEMO chairman Dr Anthony Marxsen said.

    Mr Robinson said while Australian corporates are not typically attracted to political appointments in the same way as the US, he is seeing an increasing number of public servants moving into the corporate sphere including Ken Henry as chairman of NAB, long-time public servants Peter Shergold and Russell Higgins and former Ambassador to China Dr Geoff Raby into director careers.

    Cached Link

  10. egg_

    Top energy regulator tied to bidders for state work

    Trougher put in charge of trough.

  11. Beachside

    val majkus
    #2366854, posted on April 29, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Top energy regulator tied to bidders for state work

    that’s interesting Beachside, that article is dated 2015 but certainly shows her preferences amongst other things

    Val, she is one of them. As is Turnbull.

  12. incoherent rambler

    Our Five-Year Plans are working. So good to know.

    It is not cold Komrad, it is your imagination – more linseed gruel?

    If you join the party Komrad, life could be much easier.

  13. Phillip

    And, on this thoroughly ordinary London afternoon, all of them were wearing f**ing fluorescent high-viz jackets.
    I’ve been out of Australia for 2 years, but has this custom been adopted yet? I would hate to think Australia was falling behind in the insane nanny stakes.

    Scene: Airstrip of a remote outback cattle station.
    Props: Royal Flying Doctor aircraft.
    Action: Pilot does a walk-around of the aircraft in preparation for take-off.
    Costume: Pilot uniform, covered in a high-viz vest.

    My example: At a Dan Murphys checkout – the server has to help a senior citizen to her car with her purchases – first he goes to a cupboard and dons a high-viz vest !!!

  14. thefrollickingmole

    Hmm I wonder what effect her policies will have here?

    Con Edison seeking big rate increases in 2017

    If you follow the news, you know that energy prices are plunging – prices of oil and gas are at historic lows. US Energy Information Administration data shows that wholesale natural gas prices are about half what they were in early 2014.

    So “gold plated wires and pipes” are the reason???

    Without fracking (barred in a lot of Australia) the USA would have been rooted in Obamas heyday of closing power plants.

  15. Marcus Classis

    val majkus
    #2366721, posted on April 29, 2017 at 11:18 am
    If Labor wins the next election all those trucks are going to be driven by TWU members:

    Well, the whole country had better prepare its freckle then, because Lord Waffleworth is on track to guarantee a landslide win for Tits Shorten the Accused Rapist.

  16. cohenite

    Roger

    #2366829, posted on April 29, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Roger, sadly subscribers only

    Here you go, val:

    When New York-based Audrey Zibelman was approached by an executive recruitment company to apply for the job running the Australian Energy Market Operator she was taken by surprise.

    This country is stuffed.

  17. calli

    consumer demand management

    I guess she’s not talking about increasing supply to meet demand.

  18. incoherent rambler

    When New York-based Audrey Zibelman was approached by an executive recruitment company to apply for the job running the Australian Energy Market Operator she was taken by surprise.

    In line with a long tradition, we provide jobs for the US unemployed and administrative rejects.

  19. incoherent rambler

    consumer demand management

    Translation – Deisconnect your power.

  20. Mark A

    H B Bear
    #2366823, posted on April 29, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    The Aus-Sudanese startup sector sounds truly agile and innovative. There has never been a more exciting time to be an Aus-Sudanese tax moocher.

    One of the last places that I would try to recruit and entice businessmen to come here and leave their home nations.
    If you are kind then you say to them stay and develop your nation that’s the best for you all.
    I’m not kind and have other reasons to question the wisdom of this scheme.

  21. Sparkx

    When New York-based Audrey Zibelman was approached by an executive recruitment company to apply for the job running the Australian Energy Market Operator she was taken by surprise.

    Next someone will tell us she is a mate of Mal Trumble?

  22. Snoopy

    Mr Shorten had always denied the claims and said he had decided to speak out after police said there was no reasonable chance of a conviction.

    “I fully co-operated to clear my name,’’ he said.

    “The allegation was untrue and abhorrent. There is absolutely no basis for the claim.’’

  23. Top Ender

    Social justice infantry person

    Social justice armoured crew person

    Social justice artillery person

  24. Marcus Classis

    Next someone will tell us she is a mate of Mal Trumble?

    Or some other Australian communist.

  25. Snoopy

    When New York-based Audrey Zibelman was approached by an executive recruitment company to apply for the job running the Australian Energy Market Operator she was taken by surprise.

    But it will be Australian electricity consumers that get reamed.

  26. incoherent rambler

    Next someone will tell us she is a mate of Mal Trumble?

    Mick Trumble’s next master stroke will be to offer Shorten the job of U.S. ambassador.

  27. C.L.

    I actually laugh at the relative triviality of Bond’s misuse of Bell Resources.
    ———————-
    The theft of a cool billion and a half of someone else’s money is ‘relatively trivial” and “misuse?

    Yes, relatively trivial – compared to 50 years of Treasurers stealing many hundreds of billions.

  28. thefrollickingmole

    Tailgunner

    How do you think a run with Malcom on the front would go, might be an agile and innovative way to raise money for the Libs next election campaign.

  29. incoherent rambler

    But it will be Australian electricity consumers that get reamed.

    Vaseline stocks are looking good.

  30. Notafan

    Srr

    I’m on the side of dealing with reality not bigotty Dan Brown fanastyland.

    Your problem now is friend Ronald Bernard is still on the fringe luring in suckers to his joy b bank and youtubing his illuminati allegations and still not taking actual evidence to actual authorities.

    Because there isnt any.

  31. egg_

    consumer demand management

    With Frau Farbissina at the controls.

  32. val majkus

    was curious so looked to see who makes AEMO appointments, apparently

    The simple fact is that AEMO is its own boss. It is incorporated as a company and operates as a business on a cost recovery basis, through fees paid by electricity market participants

  33. thefrollickingmole

    Hmmm, its almost like the Australian detention centers, but we are told the EU is kinder, gentler…

    ‘Europe’s dirty secret’: officials on Chios scramble to cope with rising tensions
    Frustration mounts among locals on the Greek island, where refugees feel like prisoners with no hope of getting to mainland Europe

    In conditions denounced by human rights groups, cases of self-harm, mental illness and attempted suicides have reportedly soared – prompting mounting concerns that unless resolved the risks of radicalisation will also grow.

    “The conditions are very bad,” sighs Aneke, who has lived under a soiled tarp in Souda since his arrival. “There was a day recently when everyone in the camp got very sick because of the food. There was a mini riot.”

    The Nigerian’s initial request for asylum has already been rejected. Brandishing a set of medical papers, including a doctor’s testimonial that he suffers from pulmonary disease, the 27-year-old claimed he would be killed immediately if he returned home. “Fulani militants tried to get me,” he said pointing to a knife wound on his neck. “They killed my father and two sisters and I have death certificates to prove it. I will make another request.”

    Refugees can apply twice for asylum before being deported back to Turkey under the EU deal. Many say they want to get to the mainland where camps house around 46,000 migrants and conditions are said to be better.

    As on other isles, the great fear on Chios is of a mass rejection sparking violent reaction from refugees refusing to leave. About 400 second-time requests – most by young, single men – are thought to be pending.

    “There is no way they will be able to deport people quietly,” says Nick Millet, a British volunteer. “The situation here is absolutely shameful. It’s Europe’s dirty secret. Why does this place exist? Why are children sleeping on a beach?”

    Do stys make pigs?

  34. Sparkx

    Zibelman is a shareholder in a company called Viridity Energy that develops energy grid technology, according to financial disclosures obtained by Capital.

    Energy grid Technology eh. What gives me the feeling that a lot of this “energy grid technology” will end up in Australia? And how useful and reliable will it be?

  35. Sparkx

    From the linky provided by val majkus.

    Turnbull should actually be pleased, since this is an example of capitalism at its best. AEMO’s customers want to make the most profit that they can. They have determined that coal generation is a loser and want to progress into more profitable renewables and battery storage — hence, the new CEO.

    AEMO’s customers are the generators. They think coal is a loser because they get lots of OPM from the gubbermint for bird exterminators and PV and ultimately it is the poor end user that pays through the neck.

  36. calli

    LOL. Gem’s programming will meet with universal approval today. Tobruk.

    No Aussies in the cast although plenty were there.

  37. old bloke

    Jetstar is rated the worst airline in the world.

    I don’t know if that’s true, but they sure are the worst airline in Australia.

    I’ve only used them once; I had a family function to attend in Sydney, for which I had several month’s notice, so I booked the cheapest daytime flight from Perth with Jetstar. Closer to the time of departure I received an email from Jetstar saying that the flight I was booked on had been cancelled and they had changed my flight to the midnight “red-eye” flight to Sydney. I hate flying at night so I rang Jetstar and told them I didn’t want the flight they had booked for me, and what were the alternatives? They said I had two choices, either fly out the day before or the day after, but both were midnight flights.

    I could have cancelled the booking and booked with another carrier, but fares were much higher on short notice, and the only option was to pay a business class fare with another carrier, which I wasn’t prepared to do. I took the Jetstar flight and it was fully booked, not a spare seat to be found, obviously I wasn’t the only passenger who had no choice but to reluctantly take the Jetstar red-eye.

    I mentioned this situation to a colleague and he said that was standard practice for Jetstar, i.e., advertise a daytime flight out of Perth then do a switcheroo to move all the bookings onto a midnight flight when it’s too late for the punters to make other arrangements.

    That’s my only Jetstar flight, I won’t be using them again.

  38. egg_

    consumer demand management

    Energy demand management, also known as demand-side management (DSM) or demand-side response (DSR),[1] is the modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods such as financial incentives[2] and behavioral change through education.

    Usually, the goal of demand side management is to encourage the consumer to use less energy during peak hours, or to move the time of energy use to off-peak times such as nighttime and weekends.”

    Sounds like off-peak calling of yore.

  39. Notafan

    Trolling college students.

    Delicious.


    Milo’s back

  40. Infidel Tiger

    Hawthorn are being physically and mentally humiliated.
    Fantastic stuff.

  41. calli

    Chios is beautiful. Huffpo says so, so it must be true.

  42. val majkus

    AEMO’s customers are the generators. They think coal is a loser because they get lots of OPM from the gubbermint for bird exterminators and PV and ultimately it is the poor end user that pays through the neck.

    discard the RET and all green energy subsidies and problem solved … but not going to happen that I can foresee

  43. Des Deskperson

    I was driving along Limestone Avenue, Canberra, just now and noticed a dozen large or more tour busses and a crowd of well all a thousand, most of them of ‘Asian appearance’ milling around the Vietnameses War Memorial; all ages, some of the older ones in uniform and many RVN red and yellow flags as well as many Australian ones.

    It was a couple of minutes later when it dawned on me that tomorrow is the 42nd anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

    Presumably, therefore, this is an annual observation by the Austarlain-Vietnamese community. Do commemorations like this go on other parts of Australia?

  44. calli

    Nota, that student’s red t-shirt has triggered me. Time for a cuppa.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2366889, posted on April 29, 2017 at 3:42 pm
    Hawthorn are being physically and mentally humiliated.
    Fantastic stuff.

    Supercoach who has physically and verbally sniped his way through his footy career is under the pump.
    And Caasaasrrrrrlton are four goals up on the Swans.
    We could be at round six and Hawks and Swans having one win between them.
    Sweeeeeet.

  46. incoherent rambler

    discard the RET and all green energy subsidies and problem solved … but not going to happen that I can foresee

    Not when the revenue take for retailers has increased from $7 bill to $22 bill in the last few years (See Alan Moran’s last post).

    Tumbril is ready sir!

  47. Bruce – They probably know Aussies well.

    Oh well, that explains why the kid chucked a boondy at me, then! 😀

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Do commemorations like this go on other parts of Australia?

    Haven’t seen any in Perth, but, FWIW, South Vietnamese ex – soldiers were marching behind their flag on ANZAC day parades in Perth, two years running, in the mid 1980’s.

  49. stackja

    Electricity smart meters to remote control usage? My 1930s dumb meter was replaced sometimes ago. I await blackouts.

  50. egg_

    Their Australian big truck crony oligarchy will get their money’s worth out of the shorten foundation government.

    Ruin the owner drivers, then charge rates that enable the robot trucks to replace the Apex predators on community release that currently do the steering wheel holding training courses.

    The big operators are probably approaching it, with even Aussie-developed advanced driver-assistance systems

  51. incoherent rambler

    discard the RET and all green energy subsidies and problem solved … but not going to happen that I can foresee

    Maybe if a post election survey shows that it was major factor in the pulverization of the Liberal Party.

  52. egg_

    this is an annual observation by the Austarlain-Vietnamese community.

    Not yet trolled by Y’assisfat?

  53. vr

    JC — Bret Stephens’ first column is up. And the lefties are not happy.

  54. Baldrick

    The Hillsong church I’d say is close to 2km away from Redfern station. It would be interesting to hear more about what went on.

    True Nick, but don’t expect to hear anything from the taxpayer funded social justice news corporation.

  55. Notafan

    Dedicated to making progressive lives a living hell.

    Didn’t Monty say Milo was yesterday’s man?


    Really really bad living hells

  56. Bruce in WA

    Jetstar are a miserable lot screw-over merchants who deserve everything they get.

    Our last example:

    Flight to Bali, 7.30 am departure; arrive at airport at 4.30, go through the rigmarole and up to the waiting area. 7.30 comes and goes, not a word. At 9.00 am “We’re sorry, your flight is delayed, but should be underway shortly”. Look out window at our plane … panels and hatches off it everywhere and guys crawling into and out of it.

    At 1.00 pm, “We’re sorry, but your plane is unserviceable. A new plane is currently taxiing here and you will be loaded as soon as possible. A voucher for $9.00 is brought around for “food”. At 4.00 pm, “Attention. Your flight is cancelled. You will be escorted back to the check-in counter to collect your luggage”. Bloke next to me said, “This is an exact replay of yesterday’s Bali flight”.

    People on smartphones booking with other airlines. Customer “service” bloke bellows, “You haven’t got time for that now! Pick up your gear and follow me!”

    Bundled the back way to check-in and collect luggage.

    Many of us manage to get another flight with a different airline. We had to take a business class seat at $850 each!

    To add insult to injury, as we went through security again, those who had their duty free with them from the previous flight had it confiscated. “Not allowed”, snarled Ms Security. Fortunately, I had raced to the duty free counter upstairs before we were booted out and left my booze there.

    Weeks later we got our money refunded and “compensation” — a voucher for $25 each for our next flight with them.

    Not my favourites.

  57. Notafan

    A point on the propaganda account this one is parodying, the one that sucked in J K Rowling, now shares war porn photos.

    Seven years old right.

    Still waiting for the the expose on the Aleppo massacre too.


    Big wow for you Amena Shalida

  58. stackja

    Alan Bond and Holmes A Court only penalized shareholders. ALP penalized Australia. Gough/RGR got pensions! And Wayne Swan?

  59. Nick

    Go Blues! Next week Collingwood.

  60. Gab

    Notafan, what is the name of the missionary (from WA?) who was kidnapped by muslims?

  61. Tailgunner

    might be an agile and innovative way to raise money for the Libs next election campaign.

    Does Trumble get the hotties excited like Putin,Mole?
    Hmmm…it’s worth a shot!
    Go Malware!

  62. BrettW

    Good representation of Vietnamese ex soldiers and family in Brisbane ANZAC day parade the other day. One of the smarter looking groups and they always have ladies dressed in design of Vietnamese and Australian flags.

  63. Xenophon wants traditional media protected from ‘cannibals’

    I’d call him stupid, except he understands that he cannot withstand real scrutiny.

  64. Jetstar are a miserable lot screw-over merchants who deserve everything they get.
    Our last example:

    Example #1 Check-in Cairns-Singapore. Rude bastard at check-in glared at me “Do you have an onward or return ticket?”
    “Wtf for?”
    “Otherwise we cannot board you, it is illegal to bring passengers into Singapore without proof of onward travel, etc etc etc” (all in an asshole tone of voice).
    I’ve flown to Singapore about a million times, mostly without an onward or return ticket, I’ve never before been asked, not even by Singapore airlines (side note: SIA is about 2 million times nicer to fly with than Qantas).
    The Jetstar asshole waited about 15 minute while I unpacked my laptop, booted it up, & showed him my onward ticket (by pure chance I had an onward ticket with another airline). He made the entire check-in line wait while I booted up & showed him my onward ticket purchase.
    I resolved to never fly Jetstar internationally again.

    Example #2: Check-in Cairns-Brisbane, 4pm, deluge-grade rain, Cairns airport is super-gloomy.
    Flight delayed due to late arrival of the inbound aircraft (repeat every half hour or so).
    Eventually “Flight cancelled”

    Still driving rain, getting dark. Collect yer bags & get on with yer life you stupid passengers. (Over a month before the refund appeared in my account).
    Lady travelling with 4 toddlers nearby, asks Jetstar “customer service” staff what does she do? She is connecting in Brisbane to Adelaide?
    She missed her connecting flight, blew the cost of it (5 x tickets) and had to fend for herself in the driving rain & gloom of a Cairns evening, with very little money.

    I’d say all her spare cash had gone on the airfares to Adelaide.

    No help from Jetstar, no overnight accommodation & booked on another flight.
    I could afford the expense of being stuck in Cairns for a night & a day, and to make other arrangements.

    She could not. Jetstar didn’t give a farq.

    I resolved to never fly Jetstar again.

  65. calli

    Dr Ken Elliot, Gab.

    Still missing.

  66. calli

    Too much reading, not enough refreshing. Sorry.

  67. Delta A

    Dr Ken Elliot, Gab.

    Still missing.

    Not a word about him or his family in months. Not a word about the ACL bomber.

    Evidently, both belong to the wrong religion.

  68. jupes

    Hawthorn are being physically and mentally humiliated.
    Fantastic stuff.

    Yeah too bad it is a week late.

    Even better that Sydney have gone down for the sixth time in a row.

  69. JC

    Thanks vr. I’m sad he felt the need to leave the Journal. His natural home isn’t the NYTimes. Had to laugh, as there’s an op-ed there (in the NYTimes) by George Takei.

    FFS, he needs to go back to the WSJ.

    About to read the comments now 🙂

  70. Libby Zee

    LOL. Gem’s programming will meet with universal approval today. Tobruk.

    No Aussies in the cast although plenty were there.

    Rats.

  71. JC

    I left a comment there, vr.

    Brett, Excellent piece as always, but this place isn’t your natural home. You should try and make your way back to the WSJ, as you’re too good a writer and thinker for this loser website.(NYTimes)

    FFS Brett, next to you is an op-ed by George Takei, possibly the dumbest Asian alive.

  72. Shy Ted

    Technically not the national anthem but if Andrew Lemming wants a new one I can but try…
    Once a merchant banker wanted to become PM
    Just to add the title to his CV
    So he leaked and he plotted and he waited til the time was right
    And he used his mates at the ABC

    I’m the new Prime Minister, I’m the new Prime Minister
    I’m the new Prime Minister, Malcolm T
    And he sang and he danced and he basked in his magnificence
    Magnificence for all the world to see

    Down came the ratings worse than Abbott666
    Then came the backflips one two three
    And he sang and he danced and he basked in his magnificence
    Oblivious to reality

    I’m Malcolm Turnbull, I’m Malcolm Turnbull
    And this is the Turnbull LNP
    And he sang and he danced and he basked in his magnificence
    And he couldn’t see the problem with the HRC

    Up went the debt and the stupid left wing policies
    And the US then elected Donald T
    “Get me Michael Trumble from down in hostile area”
    “What’s this shithouse deal for the Manus refugees?”

    Waffling Prime Minister Waffling Prime Minister
    We’ve got a Waffling Prime Minister, Malcolm T
    Cos the polls are all wrong, he really is magnificent
    And it’s simply not a bad case of PMT

  73. JC

    Pubbler

    As a Q shareholder, I don’t give a rats about your problems with Jetstar. Jetstar is a no frills budget airline, which means you take your chances like you do with all other budget carriers. Don’t like it, then fuck off elsewhere, as we don”t care.

    Between Q and Jetstar we have around 64% of the domestic market, so we don’t need a douchebag like you on our planes. Just fuck off and go to Virgin.

  74. egg_

    Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

    Good read.

    Also: A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved
    Attention Schema Theory

  75. JC

    In case anyone is interested in reality and not the narcissistic pubbler’s representations about Jetstar (which I reckon are made up bullshit), here’s a short analysis of the subsidiary that was incorporated in the latest analysis by a top I-bank. Dated 23 Feb2017

    For Jetstar, underlying demand for leisure travel remains strong and Chinese New Year added to the momentum to record a “fantastic” performance in January, according to management. We forecast 1.2% growth in RASK in 2H FY17.

    Pay no attention of ridiculous anecdotes and focus on the meat. Jetstar is doing well and it’s doing well because people travel with them.

  76. calli

    Rats

    And no Chips.

    Unfortunately the lame one with Rock Hudson and George Peppard. There were some fake Aussie accents (unless they were fake Cockney accents). Both my uncles were Tobruk rodents. Never talked about either that or the New Guinea campaign.

  77. Senile Old Guy

    An alternative idea of Jetstar may be obtained by Googling “jetstar review”. I make no further comment.

  78. calli

    I have absolutely no idea why my last comment is in moderation. No debbildebbil woids (or part thereof). Very odd.

  79. Example #1 Check-in Cairns-Singapore. Rude bastard at check-in glared at me “Do you have an onward or return ticket?”

    It’s correct you in fact do need one, but they only pester you about it if you look dodgy. 😉

  80. 132andBush

    Well done, Ted.
    Who would’ve thought a song about a thief could be adapted to fit his magnificence?

  81. calli

    Perhaps something to do with being born within the sound of the Bow bells?

  82. Delta A

    Re: Dr Ken Elliott:

    I urge people to contact their MP to keep his disappearance in the public eye.

    Don’t like/didn’t vote for your MP? Same here.

    Here’s my email to my trough-guzzler:

    It is now more than a year since West Australian Dr Ken Elliott was kidnapped by militants at the Burkina Faso town of Djibo.

    The 83-year-old surgeon had been running a clinic in Djibo in the country’s north with his wife Jocelyn, when armed militants seized the couple.

    His wife has been released. Dr Elliott is still missing.

    A peaceful rally was held recently by residents of Djibo. They want action to restore their good doctor to safety. Thank God that they care because no-one in the Australian government seems to give a damn about this extraordinary man.

    I did not vote for you. I have not seen anything during your (brief) parliamentary career to encourage me to vote for you in the future. But you have a voice in Parliament. Please consider using it to establish the whereabouts of Dr Elliott and to bring him to safety.

    With respect…

  83. Libby Zee

    I did not vote for you. I have not seen anything during your (brief) parliamentary career to encourage me to vote for you in the future.

    How to win friends …

  84. JC

    Senile

    You can make as many comments as you like. Jetstar is a no frills budget airline, which means its passengers are at the the bottom of the pile in terms of service. Comparing them to Q or even the very gay Virgin for that matter, is like comparing a Camry to a 5 series BMW. In other words, they may have wheels, but they’re just aren’t comparable.

    Of course, we’re going to have customer dissatisfaction whining going on because the cheap fucks want top service for bottom end prices. It’s just not going to happen.

    The relationship between the customer and no frills airlines is based on contempt. The customer holds the airline in contempt because of the lack of service provided. On the other hand, the airline dislikes their passengers because they are cheap fuckers who most likely ought to be traveling by train or hitchhiking.

    What matters to a no frills airline like Jetstar is the number of seats sold, ignoring complaints because ultimately to no frills service providers they are just selling a very basic commodity and nothing else.

    Jetstar is performing very well in the Australian domestic market and no amount of whining will change that. As a consequence customer surveys rating satisfaction are next to useless. All that matters is selling seats to these cheap bastards.

  85. 132andBush

    How to win friends …

    You’d know all about that, Grig.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Greens won’t be happy with this one. Peak Everything has just been postponed for centuries.

    Mineral resource exhaustion is just a myth: study

    Recent articles have declared that deposits of raw mineral materials (copper, zinc, etc.) will be exhausted within a few decades. An international team including the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has shown that this is incorrect and that the resources of most mineral commodities are sufficient to meet the growing demand from industrialization and future demographic changes.

    the international team of researchers shows that even though mineral resources are finite, geological arguments indicate that they are sufficient for at least many centuries, even taking into account the increasing consumption required to meet the growing needs of society.

    Maybe other things they squawk about are also myths too? Just sayin’.

  87. val majkus

    I did not vote for you. I have not seen anything during your (brief) parliamentary career to encourage me to vote for you in the future.

    don’t know … off set by ‘with respect’ … good thinking!

  88. Makka

    Yep, being labelled the worst airline in the world will do wonders for Jetstar’s brand going forward. Think of it as adventure travel.

  89. vr

    JC – Hilarious!! I’m giving it a year.

  90. Infidel Tiger

    #2366936, posted on April 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    Senile

    You can make as many comments as you like. Jetstar is a no frills budget airline, which means its passengers are at the the bottom of the pile in terms of service. Comparing them to Q or even the very gay Virgin for that matter, is like comparing a Camry to a 5 series BMW. In other words, they may have wheels, but they’re just aren’t comparable.

    Exactly. The main trouble with budget airlines is that Ill bred cretins with no money, social graces and personal hygiene fly them. Yes they are flying cattle trucks, but that’s the demographic who book them.

  91. JC

    More on Jetstar spectacular latest results despite bogan whining on the interwebs.

    Feb 23 2016 announcement.

    Jetstar posts record result

    The Jetstar group of airlines – comprising Jetstar Australia and New Zealand, Singapore-based Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam and Jetstar Japan – reported underlying EBIT of $262 million, up $181 million from the prior corresponding period.

    It was a record result for the low-cost airline group and the third biggest contribution to underlying earnings, behind Qantas Domestic and International.

    “To show you just how good Jetstar’s performance was, this half year profit is bigger than its best ever full year result,” Joyce said.

    While Qantas does not break out the financial results of the separate Jetstar airlines, the company did say revenue in Jetstar’s Australian domestic operations grew 10 per cent in the half “amid strong low fares demand”.

    However, there was a $23 million impact from the disruptions to Bali flights due to the volcanic ash cloud.

    And Jetstar’s Asian ventures were “collectively profitable in the first half, compared to a loss in the prior comparative period”, Qantas said, with Jetstar Japan posting its first half year profit amid improved fleet utilisation and expansion onto international routes.

    While Qantas did not provide financial guidance for the rest of 2015/16, the company did outline some capacity forecasts.

    Let me repeat the important part. I’ll highlight it too… AGAIN!

    the company did say revenue in Jetstar’s Australian domestic operations grew 10 per cent in the half “amid strong low fares demand”.

    Top line revenue is growing at 10% a year and there’s strong demand for low fares. Get that! In other words, despite the surveys and other bullshit, bogan land is voting with their wallets and buying tickets. Nothing else is important to no frills because of the mutual contempt relationship, so write about all the negative experiences you’ve had on the web. We just don’t fucking care.

  92. calli

    Carrot and stick. Good stuff Delta. If he’s a Labor Dyson, it’ll be an opportunity to embarrass the government. Might try it on my Dysonette.

  93. Baldrick

    I’m not sure why Cameron is trying so hard to get back into the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party, after he was ejected, but there is an alternative:

    Cory Bernardi @corybernardi
    Hey Ross Cameron if libs don’t want you then join Aust’s true Conservative party @AuConservatives We offer #ABetterWay

  94. JC

    Yep, being labelled the worst airline in the world will do wonders for Jetstar’s brand going forward. Think of it as adventure travel.

    And of course it’s nonsense because it’s basically angrified bogans who don’t want to pay for a premium service expecting premium service and unhappy they aren’t. As though Jetstar is worse airline than say Garuda. FFS, Makka.

  95. True Aussie

    More joys of diversity in Sydney. Vibrant youths attack more vibrant youths oustide Hillsong church and some Asians bash McDonald’s workers. Isn’t multiculturalism great?

  96. Example #1 Check-in Cairns-Singapore. Rude bastard at check-in glared at me “Do you have an onward or return ticket?”

    It’s correct you in fact do need one, but they only pester you about it if you look dodgy.

    Perhaps so.
    But as stated, I’ve flown to Singapore about One Million times. Never been asked, not even at the passport control. And certainly never by Singapore Airlines.
    Yet some dickhead with Jerkstar in Cairns gets all uppity about it.

    Shame, coz their cabins have a much nicer ambience, and their seats are so much more comfortable than Qaintarse.
    The biggest PITA with Jerkstar is the inability to check-in early, or to smoothly connect flights.

    …. and of course, the way they treat people like the poor bogan lady with the 4 toddlers. That was inhumane.

  97. Delta A

    132andBush

    #2366937, posted on April 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    How to win friends …

    You’d know all about that, Grig.

    Looks like someone had a go at me: I scroll past that poster.

    The truth is I did not – and would not – vote for my MP, given that she has contributed nothing to the electorate. If she raises the issue of Dr Ken, I might reconsider my stand.

    As for winning friends: can’t believe any intelligent poster is worried that their MP might not be friends with them.

  98. Nick

    As though Jetstar is worse airline than say Garuda. FFS, Makka.

    Garuda is a great airline to fly if you’re looking for First or Business class. They have really cleaned up their act.

  99. And of course it’s nonsense because it’s basically angrified bogans who don’t want to pay for a premium service expecting premium service and unhappy they aren’t.

    Dear brother Cat has just put his finger on why Tripadvisor is so hated by 129.9% of accommodation properties.

  100. Baldrick

    JC, Jetstar is shit, as is Virgin. They are the only 2 main domestic carriers within Australia and they know it and treat their customers accordingly.

  101. Tel

    Singapore Airlines is really good, best experience from my perspective.

  102. JC

    Nick

    That may be true, but they do have a habit of suddenly stopping half way, ending up in pieces. I didn’t explain my point clearly. what I meant was really about safety.

  103. Makka

    Garuda is a great airline to fly if you’re looking for First or Business class. They have really cleaned up their act.

    Their shitty safety record can’t be cleaned up with a few nice hosties and some free drinks.

  104. Makka

    JC, Jetstar is shit, as is Virgin. They are the only 2 main domestic carriers within Australia and they know it and treat their customers accordingly.

    Can’t agree re: Virgin. I’ve found them to be very good indeed, both on the ground and in the air.

  105. Snoopy

    Example #1 Check-in Cairns-Singapore. Rude bastard at check-in glared at me “Do you have an onward or return ticket?”

    Is it possible to buy a bus ticket to Johore Baru online?

  106. JC

    Baldrick

    Personally I’ve never had a bad experience with Quaintarse, this side of the century. Sure, that may also be anecdotal too, but Q isn’t bad in terms of the category it flies.

    Jetstar is not offering the same service as Q.

    With top line revenue growing at 10% a year, boganville seems to agree with me.

  107. JC

    Can’t agree re: Virgin. I’ve found them to be very good indeed, both on the ground and in the air.

    Again anecdotal, just like your claim. I had terrible experience with them and will never fly with them again as a result of a cancellation. They do hire good looking female attendants though. i give them that much.

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Executive recruitment experts said it was common for advisers and political appointees to be displaced after a regime change and Australia represented a moderate political environment and inviting corporate market, making it a tempting recruiting ground for those out of favour.

    Nooooooooooooo. Don’t do this to us. It’s like the effin’ plague.
    Bring out your dead, we are calling to the world. And taking them in, not burying them.

  109. Tel

    Virgin are professional and efficient but a touch annoying at times. I often seem to get dumped on these budget flights, by various employers. I know, my own fault for being employed… right?

    I feel that government should intervene just with the minimal item that passengers should always be entitled to water. I don’t even mind paying a couple of bucks extra but without water is dangerous and I had a bad experience where they basically said no you can’t have water, it’s not convenient right now, even when I was desperately thirsty. Basically I had an unfortunate run that morning, ended up getting stuck at a bunch of places in transport, got stuck in security for no good reason, and just never got a chance to have a drink of anything. It can happen, there’s no excuse for skipping fundamental hospitality.

    Also, one time I got to the airport heaps early, asked Virgin if there was any empty seats they could get me out of there and they made me wait around… which actually is of no benefit to them at all (regardless of the ticket I was holding) because the empty seat leaving on a flight now is guaranteed to make no revenue but the empty seat later in the day might perhaps make revenue if someone happens to want to pay for it. They were just being piggy about it, which benefits no one at all.

  110. calli

    Only one poor Jetstar experience, involving my heavily pregnant daughter who was forced to check a carry-on bag because “oversize”. Fair enough, except that gaggles of bimbettes had been allowed on with copious baggage ahead of her.

    The smug smile of satisfaction I caught on the lipsticked drain’s face, as my tearful daughter waddled painfully off to the check-in counter, said it all.

  111. Makka

    Again anecdotal, just like your claim. I had terrible experience with them and will never fly with them again as a result of a cancellation. They do hire good looking female attendants though. i give them that much.

    Anecdotal like your tewwible experience you mean.

    I’ll fly V at least a dozen times a year. Q meanwhile I would not feed. Their service is crap on board , the food very very ordinary and everything is just too fkn hard. International flights on Q are an ordeal. I’m not denying they make good money etc. I just wouldn’t go near Q with a barge pole.

  112. Tel

    I had terrible experience with them and will never fly with them again as a result of a cancellation.

    Virgin seem to make a point of being inflexible on certain formalities, which is absolutely their legal right to do, but does not win any brownie points on customer service. That’s been my observation.

  113. Makka

    I have a theory why Q employees tend to treat their customers like shit. I know a few people that work at Q and their employer treats them like cattle. Sound familiar?

  114. Infidel Tiger

    Air travel has been designed by the government to punish us.

    It’s been there most successful policy.

  115. Garuda is a great airline to fly if you’re looking for First or Business class. They have really cleaned up their act.

    Garadu is the only airline I have flown where I really thought we were going to crash land. Avoid them and cheap Chinese airlines.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    #2366966, posted on April 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    I have a theory why Q employees tend to treat their customers like shit. I know a few people that work at Q and their employer treats them like cattle. Sound familiar?

    Qantas staff should be treated like cattle although most wouldn’t make the grade for burger mince.

  117. Infidel Tiger

    Garuda are very good but I just can’t accept an Asian Pilot. Too risky.

  118. Snoopy

    Personally I’ve never had a bad experience with Quaintarse,

    The last time (09/16) I flew long haul international QF it was very ordinary. The on board entertainment system was rubbish. The advertised aperitifs failed to appear. When the dinner cart finally arrived G&T was unavailable but could be ordered. The white wine was not chilled. Our ordered G&T’s arrived after all the meals in our aisle had been served.

    No one is going to die of alcohol poisoning on Qantas flight. On the the upside they are generous with bottled water.

  119. calli

    Knives and forks, IT, knives and forks.

    It’s when they weight you, as well as your baggage, at check-in that you might feel free to worry. 😃

  120. Baldrick

    JC, the ratings given to Jetstar were by passengers own experience. Not even Qaintarse made the top 10:

    Top 10 airlines for customer satisfaction (score out of 10)
    1. Emirates 8.29
    2. Avianca 8.17
    3. Qatar Airlines 8.15
    4. Luxair 8.1
    5. Singapore Airlines 8.1
    6. Azul Brazilian 8.08
    7. Thai Airways International 8.02
    8. Cathay Pacific 7.94
    9. TAROM 7.79
    10. Vietnam Airlines 7.79

  121. Makka

    What really really pisses me off on any plane is the dunnies made for midgets. It’s fkn unbelievable how dunnies have shrunk over the years.

  122. Nick

    No one is going to die of alcohol poisoning on Qantas flight. On the the upside they are generous with bottled water.

    Once upon a time QF were very generous with alcohol.

  123. Infidel Tiger

    Australian airlines are all terrible at getting you sloshed.

    One of the only joys of flight is getting liquored and Qantas and Virgin may as well be Baptist Muslim Airways.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    This will be fun: a nice little clash of culture here in Newcastle.

    First some background. Inner Newcastle city is turning into a sort of progressive micro-version of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. Posh nosheries and much avocado smashed for the cause.
    So what does ALP-controlled Newcastle City Council do? Why they decide they want to build a V8 street circuit right through the Ncl equivalent of Glebe…

    This one is from February:

    Newcastle V8 Supercar race draws protests in East End (3 Feb)

    THE decision to hold a V8 Supercar race in Newcastle’s historic East End has caused “widespread alarm, dread and especially outrage” and will put children, the elderly and the mentally ill at risk from “hoons”, a protest in the city heard on Friday.

    Then it got even more fun.

    Newcastle Supercars race prompts bitter opposition (7 Feb)

    THE vitriol surrounding the Newcastle Supercars race is increasing, with those for and against holding the race in the East End accusing one another of making homophobic slurs, damaging the city’s vital infrastructure, and even assault.

    Opponents of the race in Newcastle have accused the sport’s supporters of an act of vandalism that has left some East End residents without access to the internet for days.

    Oh noes, someone cut their internet connection? Gasp!

    Anyway now we get to today, which is very entertaining since it shows we Ncl types are still of the species homo boganii

    THOUSANDS OF NOVOCASTRIANS PICK UP SUPERCARS TICKETS

    Thousands of excited Novocastrians lined up for hours today, vying to get their hands on the hottest tickets in town. The Newcastle 500 will hit the Hunter in November, and organisers say they’re blown away with the response.

    Looked like the queue was going for a good chunk of a kilometre. Local Greens and progressives will be exploding heads in vast numbers, especially when the decibels start pumping past their snazzy apartments. 😀

  125. classical_hero

    Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and it was enjoyable. One thing you need to do is watch the credits for I am Groot.

  126. egg_

    Garadu is the only airline I have flown where I really thought we were going to crash land

    Not Sum Ting Wong, We Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow at the controls again?

  127. Makka

    Once upon a time QF were very generous with alcohol.

    This is true. I remember in the 80’s trips to Asia on Q and elsewhere and it was a free for all. You were plied with booze. Amazingly, very little bad behaviour too. BA even moreso.

  128. calli

    Top 10 airlines for customer satisfaction (score out of 10

    Demographics are everything in these types of surveys.

  129. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Garuda are very good but I just can’t accept an Asian Pilot. Too risky.

    You wouldn’t fly Singapore Airlines, then?

  130. Baldrick

    What really really pisses me off on any plane is the dunnies made for midgets. It’s fkn unbelievable how dunnies have shrunk over the years.

    So has the Big Mac and the Wagon Wheel.

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Singapore Airlines and Cathay always used British or Australian pilots until recently.

    Both are an interesting test of my flight policy – Pilot must speak english as their native tongue and eat with a knife and fork. I believe many Hongkongese and Singaporeans do just that, so they may be allowed to fly myself and my family.

    Admittedly it’s hard to test so better not to fly them.

  132. Makka

    So has the Big Mac and the Wagon Wheel.

    Sad!

  133. JC

    Salvatore at the Pub
    #2366952, posted on April 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Dear brother Cat has just put his finger on why Tripadvisor is so hated by 129.9% of accommodation properties.

    You see, this is a perfect illustration why I usually get angry with you and you later try to pay me back by forming a posse of imbeciles late at night.

    Tripadviser, you thicko, is a website offering opinions on all sorts of accommodation from top to bottom.

    Website complaining about Jetstar are very different as people looking for cheap deals only care about one thing. The cost.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    No one is going to die of alcohol poisoning on Qantas flight. On the the upside they are generous with bottled water.

    LOL! Not from the goodness of their hearts.
    Having passengers expire due to dehydration-induced DVT is bad for the bottom line.

  135. calli

    Fear not, IT. Cathay is safe.

    For now.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Both are an interesting test of my flight policy – Pilot must speak english as their native tongue and eat with a knife and fork.

    I’ve flown Royal Brunei and Garuda on the long haul to Amsterdam, and have had no complaints. Both offered First Class/Executive class at slightly more then Q economy. The only drawback with Royal Brunei is that you have to spend a day in Brunei either way,and that’s an experience I won’t repeat.

  137. Snoopy

    No one is going to die of alcohol poisoning on Qantas flight. On the the upside they are generous with bottled water.

    LOL! Not from the goodness of their hearts.

    Emirates must have deeper pockets. For them half a plastic tumbler of water a couple of times a flight is enough.

  138. srr

    Fuck off you slimy lying bitch.

    Notafan
    #2366878, posted on April 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Srr

    I’m on the side of dealing with reality not bigotty Dan Brown fanastyland.

    Your problem now is friend Ronald Bernard is still on the fringe luring in suckers to his joy b bank and youtubing his illuminati allegations and still not taking actual evidence to actual authorities.

    Because there isnt any.

    You are replying to Anne’s posts, but as she’s part of the, ‘liked by the cool mean grrls‘, circle, you think nothing of transferring your attack against those who speak of child rape circles amongst elite and privileged people, towards me instead – like the rest of your crowd do with Dot and Dot’s love of David Icke shape shifting lizard crap.

    Attack those who post what you don’t like, not me, and stop attaching everything you don’t like, to me, you slithering Dot-esque piece of trash.

    In fact, why don’t you fuck off to one of our abo or muzzie or junky communities and report the children there being prostituted, to police, come back to us when you’ve got ’em all banged up, and then toddle off and clean up the hollywood child prostitution rackets and then … oh that’s right, all that has already been reported to police, and all that happens is c u n t s like you still keep attacking those doing the reporting, until those your evil fucking lies protect drop dead and then it’s, ‘oops, sorry, maybe we should have listened … but surely it can’t be true about that politician, that entertainer, that captain of industry, that well bred elite, that artist, that doctor, that nurse, that …‘ … you … there are no words low enough for you, Alan Bond loving C.L.’s “sweetie” … spit.

  139. Makka, do you remember prawn rolls and the fact you could get actual prawns in them?
    The Fall of Rome was less important than this.

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    Classical_hero – I said some stuff about that vid you wanted me to have a look at. Not sure you saw it. Let me know if you want more, or citations.

  141. Snoopy

    The only drawback with Royal Brunei is that you have to spend a day in Brunei either way,and that’s an experience I won’t repeat.

    Doesn’t the duty free single malt last 24 hours?

  142. rickw

    I flew United today, didn’t get beaten up and the on board engineer managed to sort a technical issue in about 5 minutes, which meant I didn’t get stuck in Pohnepi.

  143. Gab

    Pohnepi

    Might one ask what you were there for, Rickw? You travel to the most unusual places.

  144. The only drawback with Royal Brunei is that you have to spend a day in Brunei either way,and that’s an experience I won’t repeat.

    Doesn’t the duty free single malt last 24 hours?

    Anybody who has had the pleasure of a sojurn in Brunei will know exactly what Zulu means.

  145. Cary

    is like comparing a Camry to a 5 series BMW. In other words, they may have wheels, but they’re just aren’t comparable.

    What hyperbolic rubbish. A Camry and a BMW have more in common than difference.

  146. You see, this is a perfect illustration why I usually get angry with you and you later try to pay me back by forming a posse of imbeciles late at night.

    Whooowheeee.. JC don’t like the cold steel up him!
    Get angry all you like. I’ve had real men get angry with me, online poodles like you – without the dick & balls to talk like this in a pub – are hardly going to worry anyone.
    My point stands, for it is correct.
    Your only talent is being an amoral mannerless contrarian wanker, one who is wrong more often than not. *yawn*.

  147. Makka

    Makka, do you remember prawn rolls and the fact you could get actual prawns in them?
    The Fall of Rome was less important than this.

    Yes! I remember…. they were delicious! With thousand island dressing in little sachets. On the long hauls you could go back to the galley for a cold one and grab a few more because they were so popular. I remember too on some flights I could get Chiko Rolls and Crownies. I think it was on Q to London, early 80’s. They had a big thing for that Fosters garbage then too.

  148. Cary

    we Ncl types are still of the species homo boganii…

    What ever happened to Newcastle? It’s always been the most ugly depressing dump unlike its southern counterpart, Wollongong, which is a fantastic place in every way Newcastle is not.

  149. srr

    JohnWickofPolitics‏ @Gingrich_of_PA 9h9 hours ago

    Well, alrighty then… 😬https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di71ksBELbc&sns=tw … via @youtube

    Principal blows a gasket with 16 yr. old activist
    CreatedEqualFilms

    Apr 27, 2017
    In a video originally posted by Abolish Human Abortion, a 16 year old activist is harassed and threatened by the Vice Principal of STEM Academy while on a public sidewalk reaching students.

    The school has issued an apology. Here it is:

    We do not condone or support the conduct expressed in the video and are deeply disappointed that this incident occurred. His conduct does not represent the values of the school district or the respect we expect our employees to show for the civil rights of others. This has now become a personnel matter and we must follow the policies and procedures that we have in place concerning staff issues. We truly apologize to all for the actions of this employee.

    For more information, go to: abolishhumanabortion.com and connersprojects.com

  150. JC

    I’ve had real men get angry with me,

    Lol..You’ve been using a variation of this line since Lavatory pronto days, pubbler. You don’t scare anyone.

    My point stands, for it is correct.

    You’d say this because you’re fucking stupid. Now go pour drink, dickhead.

  151. Snoopy

    The only drawback with Royal Brunei is that you have to spend a day in Brunei either way,and that’s an experience I won’t repeat.

    On the other hand they do offer an one stop service to and from Jeddah. So there’s that.

  152. I’ve had real men get angry with me,

    Lol..You’ve been using a variation of this line since Lavatory pronto days, pubbler. You don’t scare anyone.

    I’m neither trying to, nor interested to.
    You’re not in my league, and never were.
    Deal with that how you may.

  153. Rev. Archibald

    Camrys are far better than kraut shit.
    Admittedly a bit utilitarian.
    But much better for reliability and serviceability.
    Germans should stick to something they know better than any other nationality: taking a dump on each others chests, and leave the manufacturing to those clever Japanese.
    .

  154. My point stands, for it is correct.

    You’d say this because you’re fucking stupid. Now go pour drink, dickhead.

    I say it because it is true. And because you are either stupid or lying.

    Which are you? Stupid or a liar?

  155. JC

    Cary
    #2367000, posted on April 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    is like comparing a Camry to a 5 series BMW. In other words, they may have wheels, but they’re just aren’t comparable.

    What hyperbolic rubbish. A Camry and a BMW have more in common than difference.

    And by your reckoning then they should sell for the same price, right?

    Were you allotted commentary at the Cat under some obscure affirmative action program for low IQ people? I didn’t know Sinc ran such a thing.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cary – A couple hundred wineries happened. 😀
    Quite a few cruise ships come in now.
    Housing is relatively cheap, so we get a lot of migrants from Sinny. You can sell your house in Lewisham, buy a reasonable pad here and invest a million on the stockmarket earning 8%.

  157. rickw

    When New York-based Audrey Zibelman was approached by an executive recruitment company to apply for the job running the Australian Energy Market Operator she was taken by surprise.

    Although she thought the job would be filled by a local candidate, Zibelman wanted to apply for the position for one key reason – Australia was at the forefront of the integration of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, into the electricity grid and she wanted to be a part of it.

    We are totally rooted.

  158. Nick

    Singapore Airlines and Cathay always used British or Australian pilots until recently.

    I’d say SQ were mostly Asian pilots. They’ve had accidents too. The 747 crashing in Taipei from taking off on a taxi way the century, is one.

  159. Rabz

    So we’ve finally found that well hidden surplus, eh?

    Yep, it was hiding at the bottom of the ocean with the missing heat, Winston.

  160. That first bit is worth repeating, for effect:

    When New York-based Audrey Zibelman was approached by an executive recruitment company to apply for the job running the Australian Energy Market Operator she was taken by surprise.

    She was headhunted. FMD.

  161. Pedro the Ignorant

    I just flew East – West aboard Q.

    For the first time ever, I was poked aboard a single class QantasLink Boeing 717 with no onboard entertainment and a tiny little cardboard box “lunch” that a hungry boar would have ignored.

    The only saving grace was that the aircraft was half empty, so no armrest hogs to snarl at, and I have travelled enough to know to bring my own noise cancelling headphones and download a couple of movies onto the iPad.

    Adelaide/Perth economy fare was $319 (!) after booking at short notice. Not happy, Jan.

  162. C.L.

    The main trouble with budget airlines is that Ill bred cretins with no money, social graces and personal hygiene fly them. Yes they are flying cattle trucks, but that’s the demographic who book them.

    F, this is a tough room.

  163. I’d say SQ were mostly Asian pilots. They’ve had accidents too. The 747 crashing in Taipei from taking off on a taxi way the century, is one.

    Both statements true.
    Though Quainarse is not without incident. The splatting into the mud at Bangkok was a whole lot more serious than it was PR’d as being.

  164. JC

    Pubbler

    Tripadvisor is not the same as angry sites discussing Jetstar’s poor service. Tripadvisor rates top and bottom of the pile accommodation, you nimrod.

    If you got Anthony from Hotel Impossible to come in and give you advice, got rid of the bed bugs, you’d be a lot busier than you are now and not picking fights with strangers on the Cat because you have nothing to do and very depressed.

    I told you to contact Anthony, but of course you didn’t take my advice and look at you now… complaining about bad reviews at TripAdvisor.

    You frequently mention Tim Lambert and you’re just like him. Just like him to the atom. He never took my advice and got booted. You haven’t taken my advice and look at you now.

  165. Rabz

    first he goes to a cupboard and dons a high-viz vest !!!

    The ablution management facility in our Sydney office has a sign saying that hi-viz vests must be donned upon entry. 🙁

  166. Cary

    And by your reckoning then they should sell for the same price, right?

    As if price is a sine qua non of use value, the most important element of any manufacture.

    You’ve sure been taken for a sucker, old JC.

  167. Interesting opinion Pedro. Coz I love flying on the 717. Though your flight was about half as far again as I’ve ever flown on a 717. I’ve always found them a fantastic aircraft, especially if it isn’t full.

  168. It should be noted that the pilot of the SIA craft that ran into the front end loader at Taipei – technically he was an Aussie.

  169. Tripadvisor is not the same as angry sites discussing Jetstar’s poor service

    On the contrary, it is.
    Airline review sites are for all airlines, including first class seats, and no-frills airlines.
    People review the airline they just flew on.

    Exactly like Trip advisor.

    Serious question: Just how stupid are you?

  170. JC

    As if price is a sine qua non of use value, the most important element of any manufacture.

    How do you think capitalism works if not through price discovery, you imbecile. Market segmentation is crucial.

  171. cohenite

    I can only watch this for small periods: Latham and Fordham face off against mundine who spends an hour extoling islam. This fool’s belief that islam is god’s word and therefore not subject to human intervention and reformation is the dominant view of muslims. They will NOT reform because of this implacable belief. War with islam is inevitable.

  172. Cary

    Bruce, people who bail from Sydney want peace and quiet not racecourses through the most European like parts of Newcastle. Get real.

  173. Cary

    How do you think capitalism works if not through price discovery, you imbecile. Market segmentation is crucial.

    Well, dumbo, a helluva lot of capitalism works without out any price or payment system whatsoever. How do you like them apples?

  174. Rabz

    And Caaaarrrrrlton are four goals up on the Swans.
    We could be at round six and Hawks and Swans having one win between them.
    Sweeeeeet.

    On the Bay Run this morning I heard a late muddle aged couple talking about the match between the Apemen (Turkeys) and the Pig’s Arses (Caaaarrrrrlton) – the presumed male didn’t sound too hopeful about the former’s chances, although he did note (repeatedly) that the latter were (hopefully) as equally crapulous.

    FFS, I’m glad I no longer follow the ALPFL.

    Thanks, Apeman Goodes! 🙂

  175. Nick

    For the first time ever, I was poked aboard a single class QantasLink Boeing 717 with no onboard entertainment and a tiny little cardboard box “lunch” that a hungry boar would have ignored.

    I’ve complained here once before about those shitty cardboard boxes, one of which contained a curry !

  176. Tel

    Well, dumbo, a helluva lot of capitalism works without out any price or payment system whatsoever. How do you like them apples?

    Do you have any easy examples?

  177. I’ve complained here once before about those shitty cardboard boxes, one of which contained a curry !

    Huh? Somebody actually eats airline food?

  178. Infidel Tiger

    I see the humble software entrepreneur who was lecturing Australians that we need open borders and immigrants and leftism until we spew has just bought a small Harbourside pile for $70m.

  179. Fisky

    Only complete homos watch AFL. It’s just not worth it!

  180. jupes

    One of the only joys of flight is getting liquored and Qantas and Virgin may as well be Baptist Muslim Airways.

    I have found that if you travel at the back of Qantas and partake in a few pleasantries with the hosties – male and female – they tend to load you up with plenty of those little bottles of wine.

    Not the best quality to be sure, but if you drink enough of them it does the trick.

    The drawback is that there is only the vegetarian option left for the meal 97% of the time (probably why they give you the extra booze).

  181. Infidel Tiger

    Fisk is a diehard Maybloom supporter.

  182. calli

    srr, your post at 7:01 is the grossest personal attack I have ever seen on this blog to either male or female.

    Shame on you.

  183. bystander

    Libby Zee
    #2366935, posted on April 29, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I did not vote for you. I have not seen anything during your (brief) parliamentary career to encourage me to vote for you in the future.

    How to win friends …

    Who are you to talk?

  184. egg_

    the SIA craft that ran into the front end loader at Taipei

    ‘Bang Ding Ow’ orright!

  185. Cary

    The whole voluntary sector, obviously, keeps capitalism going in essential ways it could otherwise not. It is not monetarised and as the name implies, the free labour is voluntarily and non-coercively donated by huge numbers of individuals for the greater good.

  186. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce, people who bail from Sydney want peace and quiet not racecourses through the most European like parts of Newcastle. Get real.

    Hehe…I live in Lake Macquarie roughly 25 km from where they want to do V8 religious services.
    You can pick up a place in my suburb for $300k-400k, although they go quick to investors. Add lake views though and that price doubles. The Lake is quite excellent, I was bicycling the shared path today and saw one of the osprey pair who seem to be setting up shop in the Speers Point Norfolk pines. The whole area of the northern lake is wonderful and I suspect an increasingly desirable home for fleeing Sydneysiders.

  187. jupes

    Only complete homos watch AFL. It’s just not worth it!

    Fuck off Fisk. Who are you kidding, you watch it and you’ll be watching it in 15 minutes time.

    I have to say, that some of the games this year have been absolutely superb. Last nights game was a great match. The skill level was through the roof.

  188. Sydney Boy

    Anybody who has had the pleasure of a sojurn in Brunei will know exactly what Zulu means.

    My brother (oil & gas industry) lived there. His wife HATED it. He didn’t mind it too much.

  189. Rabz

    your post at 7:01 is the grossest personal attack I have ever seen on this blog

    Bluddee hell – I just went back and read it – crazy stuff, although she is correct about Dot being a fan of David Icke and his hypotheses about extraterrestrial lizard peopkes and their monstrous doings on this planet (which, unsurprisingly, is continually ignored by the lamestream meeja).

    Otherwise, the rest of it was just totes scrollworthy (again).

  190. areff

    Last nights game was a great match.

    no it wasn’t

  191. Cary

    Bruce, Lake Macquarie is a long way to go for a pair of ospreys. I see powerful owls, eagles, echnida and wallabies in Sydney parks and we’ve got the harbour and national parks on three sides and the best cultural life in Australia, a lot of it free.

  192. Fisky

    Fuck off Fisk. Who are you kidding, you watch it and you’ll be watching it in 15 minutes time.

    I have to say, that some of the games this year have been absolutely superb. Last nights game was a great match. The skill level was through the roof.

    Haha! Waiting for Freo to hopefully destroy the Eagles.

  193. Nick

    Did you get a look at the Dogs’ doctor, areff? He looks like Ron Jeremy.

  194. Exactly. The main trouble with budget airlines is that Ill bred cretins with no money, social graces and personal hygiene fly them. Yes they are flying cattle trucks, but that’s the demographic who book them.

    You’re such a snob, Infy.

    For penance, you must spend a night with Jacqui Lambing. Let us all hope, for your sake, that you do not have a big package.

  195. My brother (oil & gas industry) lived there. His wife HATED it. He didn’t mind it too much.

    Wellllll, he was at work, with things to do.
    But yeah, the place is super-weird. It is the oddest place I’ve ever been.
    And the population are like robots with low batteries. It is sorta like being in Stepford wives, or Westworld, after the robots have blown their cover.

    Weird-weird-weird.

  196. Rabz

    We were reminiscing last night about the 1990 ALPFL Grand Final quarter time brawl.

    Magnificent stuff. Roy and HG were apoplectic.

  197. Keep in mind Beery, that there was another part of the “package” quote by Our Jacqi – she said anybody who “went there” would need a “whipper-snipper” on account of “things being a bit bushy down there”
    …. (I’ve gone now to vomit….)

  198. Delta A

    My brother (oil & gas industry) lived there. His wife HATED it. He didn’t mind it too much.

    My brother, too, Sydney Boy. Then he had a big fight with Shell, and a bigger, terminal fight with his wife, and several years later he ended up marrying his lovely Amah.

    She died way too young. We miss her very much.

  199. Rabz

    Let us all hope, for your sake, that you do not have a big package.

    Or a whipper snipper.

  200. jupes

    no it wasn’t

    Yes it was areff, and if the Dogs had kicked one more goal you would agree with me.

    The skill level of The Bont and Jake Stringer for example is just mind blowing.

    I didn’t have a dog in the fight so to speak, but by crickey it was a good game.

  201. calli

    Rabz, the “hall monitor” stuff doesn’t fit me well, but holy cow.

  202. Rabz

    BTW, an announcement for Sydney Cats – a new collective is being formed in the Harbour City.

    Civic Hotel, Friday evenings from 5:05pm.

  203. Rabz

    Just keep the scrolling finger energised, Calli – I’m now at the point where the purple logo triggers automatic scroll past – often for quite lengthy periods.

    Way past time the Perfesser put a stop to this nonsense.

  204. areff

    jupes: begrudgingly I’ll concede that, had I not been a Dogies man, I would have enjoyed it immensely.

    But the umpiring was so bad I was moved to vent this morning on Facebook, which I seldom do:


    John Coleman, the great Essendon full-forward, detested umpires, whom he accused of failing to enforce the rules of he game. There was proof of this. When he died, prematurely, the undertaker is said to have asked family members why his back was so pitted and scarred. They were the stop marks of full-backs, he was told. At one of the Brownlow dinners (before the AFL turned them into the Logies) he found himself at the urinal with an umpire against whom he held a particular grudge.

    “You should be in the ladies next door,” he snarled and chased the umpire out, shouting that the object of his enmity would normally sit down to pee and couldn’t fool anyone by standing up and acting like a man on social occasions.

    After last night’s Bulldogs game, Coleman’s vitriol falls short of the mark, as the cretinous maggot in charge of the game cost the Bulldogs four points.

    Consider: Picken cops one around the neck with a minute to go and the umpire lets play proceed. We’re two points behind and a set shot opportunity is erased.

    Consider: One of those plastic orange GWS bastards — a faux club created by the AFL geniuses who declare a “Green Round” to be played under floodlights, for God’s sake — toe pokes the ball over the line and the luminescent slug with the whistle reckons its a throw-in, not a free.

    Consider: a minute to go and the bipedal bacterial infection posing as an umpire awards a 50-metre against the Dogs for transgressing the mark when the replay clearly shows the man with the ball was off the mark.

    There are more examples of a grave competence deficiency on the part of the umpires, but any of the above might — probably would have resulted in a match-winning goal. If a player had performed so badly, AFL investigators would taking a hard look at his TAB account. Yet this piece of green filth goes home, has a Pimms No 1 Cup, puts his nightie on and sleeps the sleep of the just.

    The AFL, rather than giving Tasmania the team it deserves, drops GWS in the middle of a part of Australia where it’s all wogball and rugger-buggery. They squander millions trying to make locals, who are happiest when throwing flares and manifesting ethnic hatred at the point of a knife, appreciate the world’s best and most beautiful game. St Francis was more realistic about his audience’ capacity to grasp meaning when he preached to a congregation of things that live under rocks.

    There needs to be an investigation of this umpiring debacle, but there won’t be, of course. This is the same AFL that let a bunch of Euroweenies ban Essendon players for a year, despite a total lack of evidence. If they allowed the blameless Crameri to be so victimised, what chance they’ll pay any attention to something so mundane as umpires so bad at their jobs that, in terms of relative competence, they make Defence Ministerette Marise Payne looked like Clausewitz?

    Silly me!

    Were the AFL actually to do anything about umpiring, it would be to appoint Yassmin Abdel-Magied to an advisory role.

  205. Hydra

    Last nights game was a great match. The skill level was through the roof.

    Yeah 9.19 from the Doggies who if they kicked straight would have won by 10 goals…but sure great skills

  206. Gab

    The whole voluntary sector, obviously, keeps capitalism going in essential ways it could otherwise not. It is not monetarised and as the name implies, the free labour is voluntarily and non-coercively donated by huge numbers of individuals for the greater good.

    Hmmm. And how do they feed, clothe, house and transport themselves so that they can go volunteer?

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cary – If you sell up and move to Lake Mac you can see all the same and do so with $1,000,000 invested. 😀

    I saw a white-bellied sea eagle yesterday – there’s a pair in the area, as well as the ospreys. And a square-tailed kite flew over my house earlier today.

    I had some fun at 4pm. My back tyre on treadly expired with a hiss half a k from home (it was down to the nylon and a stone or something punctured it). So I walked the last bit and propped the bike upsidedown in the back yard to replace tyre and tube.

    Immediately I had half a dozen cockies watching in interest. A noisy miner then landed on my front tyre. The predictable happened…it fell off when the wheel rotated. Noisy decamped to the clothesline where I gave it some bread. Two kookas then arrived and wanted to be fed. Then some crested pigeons and rainbow lorikeets. A ten minute job extended to 3 times that…

    My tame lady brushtail arrived at 7 pm or so – very cautiously. The powerful owls who nest down at Coal Point keep the possums sharp.

    What was it you were saying, Cory, about Sydney? 😀

  208. Keep in mind Beery, that there was another part of the “package” quote by Our Jacqi – she said anybody who “went there” would need a “whipper-snipper” on account of “things being a bit bushy down there”
    …. (I’ve gone now to vomit….)

    Presactly why we hope Infy is of modest proportions, otherwise he will need to be both “of service” and a handyman. I wouldn’t even wish it on Muttley. Grubory, maybe.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, sorry Cary, I keep calling you Cory. I should read what I write before hitting button.

  210. calli

    I saw a white-bellied sea eagle yesterday – there’s a pair in the area, as well as the ospreys. And a square-tailed kite flew over my house earlier today.

    Chuckle. I’ve had beautiful brides (plus their entourage) in my backyard two days running for their photos. Just as well the garden’s ship shape and Bristol fashion.

    Such plumage! 😃

  211. areff

    Did you get a look at the Dogs’ doctor

    He’s the first Hebroo saint, a lovely man, God’s gift to medicine and Footscray.

  212. areff

    Jupes: I tried to reply but the spaminator ate the comment, so don’t think me rude.

    I posted a rant about the umpiring on Facebook this morning and sought to paste it here. Alas, or no obvious reason, it’s languishing in the Doomlord’s dungeon. Grrrrrr.

    Back to work for me.

  213. Tel

    The whole voluntary sector, obviously, keeps capitalism going in essential ways it could otherwise not. It is not monetarised and as the name implies, the free labour is voluntarily and non-coercively donated by huge numbers of individuals for the greater good.

    Wait a moment, you said, “without any price or payment system whatsoever”.

    The volunteers are providing their time (which has a value) and they get something in return (which might be various things depending on the nature of what they are volunteering for). Clearly an exchange is taking place so you have a price which is one thing measured in terms of another thing (e.g. how many hours the minimal commitment would be for an SES member or Rural Fire Brigade member in order to be accepted as a member by the others… that’s an example of a price). If the community shows appreciation for SES or RFS members (which they do in various ways) that’s a payment.

    Nothing in the earlier conversation required money to change hands. Barter systems still have prices.

    Does price discovery work? Well, there’s lots of possible things people *COULD* donate their time to, but only a limited number they *ACTUALLY DO* donate their time to… based on some criteria that might depend on the person, not money, something else. Clearly this involves decision making. Some volunteer efforts flop, others turn out successful. That’s price discovery.

  214. Pedro the Ignorant

    Our own Riccardo Bosi is featured on the History Channel doc on the SAS, on right now. (2030 AEST).

  215. Makka

    Only complete homos watch AFL. It’s just not worth it!

    The bigger homos play it.

  216. The Countess

    Last time I did playground duty (Feb 2015) I had to put on the mandatory high vis vest before venturing onto the concrete. Felt like a right idiot. On the one hand it makes you instantly visible for the kids, but in a school of roughly 300 was it really necessary? Seemed like overkill to me.
    So very glad I’ve walked out of teaching for good.

  217. The whole voluntary sector, obviously, keeps capitalism going in essential ways it could otherwise not. It is not monetarised and as the name implies, the free labour is voluntarily and non-coercively donated by huge numbers of individuals for the greater good.

    Sounds like concern trolling.

  218. The whole voluntary sector, obviously, keeps capitalism going in essential ways it could otherwise not. It is not monetarised and as the name implies, the free labour is voluntarily and non-coercively donated by huge numbers of individuals for the greater good.

    We all know what you’re trying to say here.
    … but I don’t think you’ve fully grasped the concept of “capitalism”.

    Capitalism does not depend upon, or need, Altruism. Socialism/Communism on the hand, is totally reliant upon it.

    Spot the difference?

  219. rickw


    Capitalism does not depend upon, or need, Altruism. Socialism/Communism on the hand, is totally reliant upon it.

    I thought “fuck off communist” was an equivalent response!

  220. Beef

    Trump saying the North K’s firing a missile was disrespectful towards the Chinese Leader is brilliant.

    Faces being lost all over the shop.

  221. cohenite

    Pedro the Ignorant

    #2367088, posted on April 29, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Our own Riccardo Bosi is featured on the History Channel doc on the SAS, on right now. (2030 AEST).

    Interesting guy.

  222. rickw

    So very glad I’ve walked out of teaching for good.

    Industry is just as stupid for hi viz, but I just did visit a plant that had scrapped hi viz.

  223. Fisky

    Trump saying the North K’s firing a missile was disrespectful towards the Chinese Leader is brilliant.

    Faces being lost all over the shop.

    Yup!

  224. Bruce of Newcastle

    Capitalism does not depend upon, or need, Altruism. Socialism/Communism on the hand, is totally reliant upon it.

    That is the fun thing about historical Christianity. The New Testament has lots about working for your crust, helping out widows and the poor. The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus is one of the most alarming bits in that respect.

    So in Christian lands capitalism could coexist with help for those in need, since it is expected of Christians to be generous.

    Marxism tried to co-opt those principles without the essential ingredient of belief in a stern God. So it didn’t work. Ordinary people in the Soviet Bloc did just as little as they could get away with, as there was no incentive to do otherwise, and they expected the Glorious State to ante up for the poor and ill.

    We have a similar problem – the irreligiosity of the population is now such that fewer people feel a need to volunteer, and at the same time the welfare state is so generous there’s the expectation that Canberra will look after everyone.

    I suspect that is why Christian capitalism in the period 16th-20thC worked so well. Sadly the Left has failed to emulate that period of industriousness coupled with charity.

  225. rickw

    Interesting guy.

    Any links to the story?

  226. cohenite

    rickw

    #2367103, posted on April 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Interesting guy.

    Any links to the story?

    Not to that one; I just had some interaction with Ric about possible visits to Australia by such people as Milo. He’s got some good ideas.

  227. rickw

    Trump saying the North K’s firing a missile was disrespectful towards the Chinese Leader is brilliant.

    Faces being lost all over the shop.

    I was watching MSN today, breathlessly reporting that North Korean Fat Fuck had no idea what Trump would do next, perfect I thought. I notice that Trump also gave Fat Fuck a ladder, “it must have been hard taking over from his father at 27”, Trump later corrected that it wasn’t an indication of sympathy, wasn’t for domestic consumption.

  228. rickw

    Not to that one; I just had some interaction with Ric about possible visits to Australia by such people as Milo. He’s got some good ideas.

    Good! Things are ripe for fucking the entire disgusting political establishment.

  229. Fisky

    The super culturally sophisticated globalist Obama would never in a million years know how to pull a stunt like that on China/NK. He probably takes at face value China’s ongoing concern trolling at America’s treatment of black people. Leftism makes people stupid.

  230. dopey

    Rod Marsh downed 42 cans Sydney-London. I think Boonie broke that record. Doug Walters held the record at one time.

  231. Fisky

    I notice that Trump also gave Fat Fuck a ladder, “it must have been hard taking over from his father at 27”

    He did not say that did he???? Hahaha that’s fucking gold. Brilliant 3D troll.

  232. Gab

    Understand Hindmarsh’s sentiments for wanting the SAS history told but am uneasy that their tactics will be revealed.

  233. egg_

    Chinese folk call him ‘Kim Fatty the Third’ IIRC.

  234. Gab

    possible visits to Australia by such people as Milo.

    Good luck but I doubt such people will be allowed into this country. We’re no longer a bastion of free speech, where thugs and their threats and their physical intimidation are allowed close down any views contrary to the Left.

  235. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australian SAS, The Untold History

    Thanks, egg. Obliged.

  236. BrettW

    Bingo, another day at the Cat and another example of JC at his best.

    At 1054 Top Ender posts that Jetstar is rated the worst airline in the world.

    At 1119 Incoherent Rambler posts “I have been saying that for some time.”Every flight on Jetstar is a flight to/from hell”.

    At 1:16pm Baldrick says Catallaxy FactCheck: True

    At 3:38pm Old bloke posts “they sure are the worst airline in Australia” and goes on to detail his experience.

    At 4:09 pm Bruce in WA says “Jetstar are a miserable lot screw-over merchants who deserve everything they get” and gives an example.

    At 4:35 pm Salvatore at the Pub gives two examples and ends with “Jetstar didn’t give a farq.I resolved to never fly Jetstar again”.

    Then the Traditional owner of the Blog appears and makes out like the PR for Jet Star (note his use of the word “we” so seems to have been triggered big time). Despite four others previously making negative comments about his airline he only attacks Sal’s post. A perfect example of his double standards.

    JC
    #2366925, posted on April 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    Pubbler
    As a Q shareholder, I don’t give a rats about your problems with Jetstar. Jetstar is a no frills budget airline, which means you take your chances like you do with all other budget carriers. Don’t like it, then fuck off elsewhere, as we don”t care.
    Between Q and Jetstar we have around 64% of the domestic market, so we don’t need a douchebag like you on our planes. Just fuck off and go to Virgin”.

    Then we have his Lordship JC replying to a Makka post
    JC #2366960, posted on April 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    Makka says “Can’t agree re: Virgin. I’ve found them to be very good indeed, both on the ground and in the air”.

    JC replies “Again anecdotal, just like your claim. I had terrible experience with them and will never fly with them again as a result of a cancellation”.

    So Makka’s post is anecdotal but JC’s comment in his own mind holds greater weight. What JC says about his cancelled flight is no different to examples given by others about Jetstar. However clearly his shareholdings in Jetstar mean that other peoples opinion about that airline is of no significance compared to his own.

    I also noticed his last post last night was at 0231 and then back again at 0814, less than 6 hours later. Impressive devotion to the blog.

    I wont even bother going into his arguments with Cary and Zulu.

    He is pathetic.

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