Open Forum: May 20, 2017

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  1. Gab

    Sparkx, it’s been my experience most people don’t give a hoot what anyone’s sexuality is as long as it’s not shoved in our faces as the gaynazis and their minging straight cohorts are doing with SSM.

    It’s bullying.

    Sadly, a few gays have spoken out against the SSM putsch and they have been treated abysmally for having a different view to that of the gayhactivists..

  2. johanna

    It seems that by the time billions had been blown on hookers, bribes, shonky contractors and expense accounts, there wasn’t enough left over to do decent quality control on the manufacture of Olympic medals:

    “The most common issue is that they were dropped or mishandled and the varnish has come off and they’ve rusted or gone black in the spot where they were damaged,” Andrada said.

    “The second thing is that a small few, about 10, had problems with the extreme cold.”

    Andrada said the first problems came to light in October but called them “completely normal”.

    The Brazilian Mint would fix any defects and return them, he added.

    A total of 2488 medals were produced for the Olympics and hundreds more for the Paralympics. The silver and bronze medals were produced using 30 per cent recycled materials.

    People are so picky and petty. Imagine the medals being worth getting right at the Olympics! Much more important that the successful bidder used 30% recycled materials.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Possibly. Parts of Guildford, on and around the river, are extraordinarily beautiful.

    Indeed. The “Rose and Crown” in Guildford is one of my favourite eateries/ watering holes.

  4. egg_

    If you use any of the following words I immediately put all you say into the category: babbling ravings of an unthinking monkey.
    Flavourful.
    Problematic.
    Inappropriate.
    Community.
    Mindful.

    Assignment: use all of the above in a sentence, Teach.

  5. Well it happened in the USA and also the UK,
    so there’s a passing chance it might happen here.

    No chance, Tel.
    Our politicians have assured us it won’t.
    So it just can’t happen here.

  6. Makka

    Well it happened in the USA and also the UK, so there’s a passing chance it might happen here.

    dotty won’t ever let reality encroach on his little libertarian fantasy.

  7. Libby Zee

    Easier for you and Dot to drive to Walgett.

    On second thoughts …

  8. egg_

    Problematic (noun); thing that constitutes a problem.

    Kruddish.

  9. Unthinking monkey is a flavourful dish, but becomes problematic where inappropriate cooking methods are used that are not mindful of community standards.

  10. Tailgunner

    A N D … was it in his TV kid’s show days and did it involve the production crew who were somewhat partial to pool parties?

    Juicy! Spill it,srr!

  11. Emu Export?
    Sod that, make them keep it all in WA.
    Emu Bitter?
    Best beer in the world.
    Except the bastards won’t export it to Qld.
    XXXX Bitter is second best.
    Southwark is beer at it’s horrifying worst…

  12. sdfc

    Export’s too expensive.

  13. egg_

    How many people were in the car when JFK was shot?

    Governor Connally and his Mrs were seated in front of the Kennedys – then the driver(s) up front: 3 rows of seats in the Lincoln – Connally copped ‘the magic bullet’.

  14. Infidel Tiger

    A N D … was it in his TV kid’s show days and did it involve the production crew who were somewhat partial to pool parties?

    P e do? I always found his kids show really weird.

    I assume he crashed the chopper from guilt.

  15. Atoms for Peace

    Mindful that his flavourful pork recipe could be somewhat problematic and inappropriate for an Islamic community feast, the chef decided on chicken

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Connally copped ‘the magic bullet’.

    The “magic bullet” about which there are so many conspiracy theories, and a perfectly simple explanation?

  17. Tailgunner

    I assume he crashed the chopper from guilt.

    For real s?
    Mind blown.
    I always had a soft spot for Shirl

  18. Tintarella di Luna

    Mindful that his flavourful pork recipe could be somewhat problematic and inappropriate for an Islamic community feast, the chef decided on chicken

    Well done Atoms for Peace

  19. testpattern

    ‘Rose and crown hotel’

    Built by the family of a good friend. Old Perth family the jecks built it. Originally beekeepers from oxfordshire they started the early colonial beekeeping feuds which still carry on. Their nanna was a member of the stolen gen brought down from the north to work as a domestic. Some like the late Doug j foundation vc of Edith cowan would never accept it but most of them do. Lots of old wa families like this.

  20. egg_

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2385426, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Modern forensics on the evidence would beat armchair Generals.

  21. Senile Old Guy

    If you’re a fan of the ginger nut, you may have noticed something odd — the iconic Aussie biscuit differs depending on which state or territory you’re in.

    Well, thank goodness we have the billion dollar ABC to edumacate us on these important matters.

  22. The “magic bullet” about which there are so many conspiracy theories,
    and a perfectly simple explanation?

    The trouble with “perfectly simple explanations”, Zulu, is that they are no fun at all.
    It’s Saturday night and Cats are unlikely to spend the evening discussing the merits of “perfectly simple explanations”. We may as well discuss the weather.

    Which, as everybody knows, is controlled via chemtrails.

  23. Oh come on

    It’s a pity about the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos. He was pretty good at slaughtering holy cows. It would seem that many gay men tend not to have a lot of time for lesbians. Milo claimed being a lesbian was purely a lifestyle choice. Another thing he said was that lesbian couples are very much prone to beating the absolute shit out of each other.

    Seems to me that there are several natural schisms within the progressive edifice that have been papered over for the moment. (Apart from the obvious Muslims vs the rest – that one’s obvious.) These schisms could yield interesting results if wedges were placed in the right places. The transgender craze, for example, which is a current a progressive rallying cry – well, there is a stream of militant, rape-obsessed feminism which is *very* hostile to the whole idea of a male becoming a female. IIRC, one of these feminist theorists claimed that the act of a male getting gender reassignment surgery was the ultimate rape of the female body or some such nonsense. We need to be giving these people far more of an opportunity to turn their guns on each other.

  24. testpattern

    Big protest against Mcgowan planned for coming wk. Surprised all u pretend liberal basers don’t know. Perhaps ur just fringe nutters.

  25. Infidel Tiger

    What’s the protest teste? He’s only providing you and the other peds one fresh boy a week?

  26. Oh come on

    We can also afford keyboards. Therefore, our comments don’t appear to have been written using the keypad of a Nokia 5110.

  27. Oh come on

    A “liberal baser” – is this the slang term for a habitual user of some illegal substance?

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The trouble with “perfectly simple explanations”, Zulu, is that they are no fun at all.

    I was once assure by a rising, young SJW that the Central Intelligence Agency was responsible for the dismissal of the Whitlam Government. When I asked how they had rigged the December 13th election, he gazed at me, blankly.

    “What election?”

  29. Tel

    https://www.rt.com/business/388909-soros-bet-us-market/

    Soros betting against Yellen, while Yellen has a printing press. Could be interesting.

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A “liberal baser” – is this the slang term for a habitual user of some illegal substance?

    It’s just old salt, posting from his usual habitat at this hour of a Saturday – face down, in the car park of the South Headland boozer.

  31. john constantine

    When it comes to State punishment of Dissent, we can examine the totalitarian dystopic third world hellhole between the Murray river and Bass Strait.

    Their yarragrad Nazgul have decreed that people elected by their communities to serve as local councilors have to sign a pledge of allegience to the State before they can take their seats on councils.

    Any word or action that brings the council into Disrepute, or generates an incident report from the council wymynsys political officer is an act of Dissent that cannot avoid punishment.

    The first offence requires the dissenting councilor to take the day off work and travel to the city at personal expense, to undergo a re-education camp. Further reactionary and deplorable dissent and the State has the power to simply dismiss the dissenter from his elected office for thought crimes.

    Welcome to melbournibad, if you have no impure thoughts, you have nothing to fear.

  32. When I asked how they had rigged the
    December 13th election, he gazed at me, blankly.

    See, that’s the problem with you unbelievers, Zulu.
    Forever getting bogged down in minor details.

  33. Oh come on

    Now seems an appropriate time to quote Australia’s Shakespeare, Lurch:

    Gough was tough til he hit the rough, hey!
    Uncle Sam and John were quite enough

  34. john constantine

    Skyhooks contained a far lower lump of human corruption than Shirl.

  35. srr

    And out of the skulk skulks the cats better known verballing liar, again, simply repeating it’s own original fabrication, twisted out of The Undisputed News of Thousands of people Already Being Arrested, as if everyone’s been fool enough to fall for it’s added and omitted details that prove it a compulsive liar –

    . [Dot]
    #2385377, posted on May 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    srr

    Don’t bring up libel etc. You were dumb enough to believe Jeff Sessions was going to arrest every well-known Democrat in Washington for satanic ritual abuse sex crimes on non-existent evidence and that the arrests were “imminent”!

    You fell for click bait you blithering imbecile.

    Now you’re upset about Catholics on this blog being pissed about you smearing the holy mother church as some satanic plot.

    Can you see a pattern forming?

    The arrests of child sex traders has been in the many thousands, and rescue of children in the many hundreds, and that’s only the beginning … but all those facts asides, it’s Dot’s cackling glee at the (misplaced) belief that International Child Sex Trading Rings will keep getting away with it, that tells you the spirit of that liar.

    That one of the world’s largest Live Baby Rape On Demand Networks was run out of Australia by an Australian, makes Dot’s obsession with declaring those circles of evil ‘untouchable’, worse than creepy, especially as that and other such busts around the world are not closed cases but ongoing investigations … and there’s a new sheriff and new judges in a new court, all exactly who those Child Raping Leftists in Politics did not want.

  36. johanna

    Ahh, maybe it’s a nervous tick sort of thing, in anticipation of the whole mess of truth that’s going to be falling on a whole skulk of foxes in holier-than-thou-cow clothing.

    Our resident person-being-cared-for-in-the-community has lots of animal crackers in her soup today.

    Mind you, if I were a “tick” (sic) on her, I’d be nervous too.

  37. egg_

    Aunty’s ‘War on Waste’ this month?
    Oh, the irony.

  38. Chris

    Sparkx
    #2385400, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    I’m an old gay bloke and am totally against this SSM crap and cannot for the life of me work out what the fuss is all about.

    Thanks for dropping in Sparkx. Forgive me if I come across as an insensitive jerk to ask, but would you mind helping me correct my half-informed ideas?

    1) As I recall a popular ‘gay political position’ a through the time we were growing up was that marriage was a straight/bourgeois/breeder thing that would ruin the freedom gay people took for themselves. Do you think this changed totally because of the lesbians desire to be mainstreamed, or is it still the same, but concealed by the mainstream culture pretending that gays are identical to straights (but cuter and fluffier)?

    2) From the older literature, I get the impression that this modern fashion of calling anything under 18 or 21 as ‘[email protected]’ is mostly self-righteous PCness. Young stuff is celebrated in the literature and before the PC craze we would hear of rent boys, priests or Aussie diplomats setting the tone in third world countries hunting for young stuff. Is this merely being memory-holed by the media now, or is that part of gay culture actually being stamped down as part of the pressure for mainstreaming?

    3) I once had a prejudiced expectation that gays were more cultured than me. This was true of some I knew – symphony musicians, artists and the like – but a few times I was kinda disappointed it wasn’t so. I shared the house of one amazing musician, the driving impression of his friends was that there were a number of desperately sad or even disturbed people in their crowd. And this leads me to the question, how one becomes gay seems to me to have been politicised also. Modern PC demands it be innate and unchangeable from birth, but for some I knew of it appeared connected to shit happening to them. Then there is the bi preference. Is that model of unchanging preference from birth real in the stories of all people you know?

    Thanks for joining us, anyway!

  39. srr

    Tailgunner
    #2385419, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    A N D … was it in his TV kid’s show days and did it involve the production crew who were somewhat partial to pool parties?

    Juicy! Spill it,srr!

    No sorry, I already said too much. I must have been giddy with having had an afternoon off nursing duties and spending it in good company that raised good memories 🙂 😉

  40. Rev. Archibald

    Sparkx
    #2385400, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    I’m an old gay bloke

    ..
    Why?
    Explain it to me.
    Don’t you find birds attractive?

  41. egg_

    Methinks Aunty must look like the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ to yoof nowadays.
    Gardening Australia seems to now be tailored to Nursing Home residents’ Reality TV.

  42. Carpe Jugulum

    Chuck Norris enters WW2 in the final days – A Hitler parody.

    Hitler bunker scene – Chuck Norris

  43. egg_

    Easier for you and Dot to drive to Walgett.

    Returns wearing Dot’s skin?

  44. egg_

    A N D … was it in his TV kid’s show days and did it involve the production crew who were somewhat partial to pool parties?

    Saville and Harris weren’t Robinson Crusoe in kiddy fiddlers TV?

  45. Geriatric Mayfly

    First glimpse – so far so good in the Saudi junket. Ivanka on the steps of Air Force One without a bag over hear head.

  46. Snoopy

    Why couldn’t the ‘American official’ who rang the NYT and read from the ‘official White House document’ simply snap a photo and send it by SMS?

  47. srr

    …. and …. johanna (who can’t spell her own name properly 😆 ), pounces on a typo like a … a …

    Well, and you’re a half crazy primate and you’re full of snakes and what the hell do you know anyway!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_Jc7UZXoAAy4n2.jpg
    – Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
    🙂
    https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/860852655941406721

  48. Some History

    Good read.

    (Excerpts)
    Sokal and the Belgian physicist Jean Bricmont noted in their 1997 book, Fashionable Nonsense, that certain kinds of ideas can become so fashionable that the critical faculties required for the peer-review process are compromised, allowing outright nonsense to be published, so long as it looks or sounds a certain way, or promotes certain values. It was standing upon Sokal’s shoulders that we proceeded with our hoax, though we perceived a slightly different need.
    ….. Our hoax was similar, of course, but it aimed to expose a more troubling bias. The most potent among the human susceptibilities to corruption by fashionable nonsense is the temptation to uncritically endorse morally fashionable nonsense. That is, we assumed we could publish outright nonsense provided it looked the part and portrayed a moralizing attitude that comported with the editors’ moral convictions. Like any impostor, ours had to dress the part, though we made our disguise as ridiculous and caricatured as possible—not so much affixing an obviously fake mustache to mask its true identity as donning two of them as false eyebrows.
    …..We made no attempt to find out what “post-structuralist discursive gender theory” actually means. We assumed that if we were merely clear in our moral implications that maleness is intrinsically bad and that the penis is somehow at the root of it, we could get the paper published in a respectable journal.
    ….. “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” should not have been published on its merits because it was actively written to avoid having any merits whatsoever. The paper is academically worthless nonsense. The question that now needs to be answered is, “How can we restore the reliability of the peer-review process?”

    http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/conceptual-penis-social-contruct-sokal-style-hoax-on-gender-studies/#.WR970Du9nWo.facebook

  49. Rev. Archibald

    I have that Sokal book at home.
    They explain in great detail what a complete load of crap post modern thought is.
    That universities around the globe continue with this dismal stupidity is depressing.

  50. H B Bear

    Methinks Aunty must look like the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ to yoof nowadays.
    Gardening Australia seems to now be tailored to Nursing Home residents’ Reality TV.

    I’m not sure Gardening Australia was ever hip wiv da yoof. It has certainly become more Green and social justice since that hairy garden gnome took over from the old pommy Tasmanian communist that used to run the show. Increasingly the rest of the presenters look like some kind of Adams horticultural freak show. The NSW natives guy (one of the better ones) has pulled the pin on them all.

    Like everything at the staff co-op it can’t simply be a gardening program without belting you over the head as part of the Gramscian march.

  51. True Aussie

    Milo claimed being a lesbian was purely a lifestyle choice.

    Every gay man I have ever known was abused as a boy. Gays are psychologically damaged but lesbians are either very unattractive and masculine women looking for a relationship or “lipstick lesbians”

    Seems to me that there are several natural schisms within the progressive edifice that have been papered over for the moment.

    Don’t forget the illusion of multiculturalism. Races who cannot stand each other in their home country will somehow all get along while living off Australian welfare.

  52. old bloke

    Oh come on
    #2385362, posted on May 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Midland is a complete toilet. Always has been. Always will be.

    I read an amusing account some years ago in the letters to the editor of The West Australian. The writer, who lived in Kalamunda from memory, was complaining about the preferential treatment given to people living north and south of Perth with regards to public transport. He mentioned the vast sums which different Labor governments had spent to build the northern and southern railways, whereas he hadn’t seen any improvements over many years to his daily travels from Kalamunda (via Midland) to Perth.

    He said that over the years he had noticed only one change. While waiting in Midland, after the train ride from Perth waiting for the bus ride to Kalamunda, he said that many years ago the local indigenous folk used to pester him for two dollars and a cigarette. Nowadays, he said, they demand ten dollars and the whole packet of cigarettes.

  53. Bruce of Newcastle

    Soros betting against Yellen, while Yellen has a printing press. Could be interesting.

    You’re assuming they aren’t on the same side, Tel.
    Which may not be true.
    Yellen was appointed by Obama…

  54. Drink-up Socrates

    one old bruce
    Clever Bruce.
    A newly released study jointly prosecuted by the ABC and Wendy Bacon has discovered that old bastards circumvent the torture of trying to achieve a sign-in name on huge sites like google by adding “old”.
    Seems that “old” is like “white” – nobody is prepared to use it.
    I have sheets of sign-ins with “old” included – they get through first time.
    Of course – “white” is always rejected.
    Hey Whitey – thanks for EVERYTHING.

  55. Libby Zee

    Easier for you and Dot to drive to Walgett.

    Returns wearing Dot’s skin?

    Tailgunner? Don’t think so … but he might throw the satnav out the window to keep Dot confused about the O’Brien place.

  56. john constantine

    Democratic Fox News lefty gets the boot for yelling out foundation American democratic klu klux klan stuff.


    Fox News Channel is parting ways – again – with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.”

    “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement.

    The dismissal opens — or perhaps closes 0- another chapter in an off-and-on relationship Beckel has had with the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet over the years. Beckel, a longtime political consultant as well as a former campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale, joined Fox News in 2000, and had a years-long tenure on “The Five” when it aired in the late afternoon. Indeed, he was one of the program’s original co-hosts”.


    Fox News’ internal culture has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Wigdor’s clients have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Fox News in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, adding to a wave of litigation set against the network that levels claims of sexual harassment and cultural insensitivity. Fox continues to grapple with perceptions in the wake of the ousters of both Roger Ailes, its former chief executive, last year, as well as Bill O’Reilly, its top host. Both men had been accused of sexual harassment. Ailes denied the allegations and O’Reilly has said his fame made him a target had made settlements to accusers out of a desire to protect his children.

    The network has set in place a new human-resources chief and hired female executives to fill an open chief financial officer slot as well as its head of ad sales. Staffers have been urged to come forward if they believe they witness discriminatory behavior. In a memo to employees sent in April, Fox News’ human resources chief told employees, “We want to give you every opportunity to be heard” about workplace concerns”.

  57. Rabz

    that hairy garden gnome took over from the old pommy Taxmanian communist

    They never change, do they? One slightly younger communist idiot replaces another older one and we all continue to be denounced as needing to be shipped off to the nearest concentration/labour camp for our sins against (insert latest subject of hysteria here), all courtesy of our taxes.

    Let’s put it this way – I will not be going to my grave while the ALPBC still exists.

    Peoples can interpret that assertion any way they like.

  58. Tom

    Poor Old Richmond Emos: led all day in Siddenee — by 31 points at one stage — and got run down by the GWS Fakes by three points. Destined to finish ninth again. IT and thousands of his mates will be suicidal again — as they were destined to be.

  59. Anthony

    I keep reading that the White House is in chaos and that everything is falling apart. But when I try to find particular reference to this situation all I find are unnamed sources making ridiculous comments about unnamed people, none of whom are in the Dems party and all of whom want the very best for the US. And Comey in a blue suit blending in with the curtains. FMD!

  60. Rabz

    Why are there people on this planet who still follow the ALPFL?

    Are they too lazy to cut their toenails/iron some shirts/mow a lawn/pull their own teeth out without anaesthetic/read USRR’s and/or Grogory’s comments/watch some paint dry, etc?

    It’s a mystery.

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    Big protest against Mcgowan planned for coming wk. Surprised all u pretend liberal basers don’t know. Perhaps ur just fringe nutters.

    TP – So big it doesn’t appear in a careful Google search.
    About the only thing I see is some angst from the left about the public service ‘cuts’, such as they are.
    Doesn’t look to be a Facechook rope-a-dope happening, as that would’ve come up.

  62. testpattern

    Here’s what I wrote last month

    ‘Twiggy’s such a bleeding heart soft cock.’

    ‘He’s not. He’s the most manipulative human to have ever called himself a Christian. Twiggy scored a native title agreement from TOs brought up on the old Mt Margaret mission by taking them on a bus ride and singing gospel songs to them.’

    Here’s burrell in the oz today

    ‘Indig pastor in kal Geoffrey stokes claims forrests Christianity was a factor in winning over claimants.’he took some of them to meet the archbishop in Perth and he took some for a picnic out murrin murrin…they came back saying he’s a good christian.’

    Cheers Andrew. I have plenty more tips for u to pursue, albeit uncredited. Like Hibernia and moly. I was talking to Twiggys dad when he came over and, paranoid, demanded to know what his dad had been telling me. Yes, molymines, the untold story. Go for it.

  63. Tel

    You’re assuming they aren’t on the same side, Tel.
    Which may not be true.
    Yellen was appointed by Obama…

    At this stage, Yellen cannot openly trash the US economy. To the extent that Keynesian policy means anything at all, if Yellen jerks up interest rates rapidly not only will there be a crash, but EVERYONE will be asking, “WTF did you do that for?” She is not some back room government troll, the spotlight is right on her night and day.

    Yellen’s policy of very cautiously raising rates is about the best she can do under the circumstances. I’m willing to take a kicking from my Austrian friends, but given the situation Yellen is in, I think she is handling it reasonably well and keeping a balanced path. That doesn’t mean all is well by any means… but cautiously raising rates is exactly what I would be doing.

  64. Rabz

    Bluddee hell – or they could do something truly excruciating and inexplicable and read Testes’ comments, FFS.

  65. Tom

    Democratic Fox News lefty gets the boot for yelling out foundation American democratic klu klux klan stuff.


    Fox News Channel is parting ways – again – with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.”

    “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement.

    Long overdue — just another DNC hater who said there was no chance Trump would be elected last November, but like every single other liberal meeja hack, wasn’t sacked for being hopelessly incompetent.

  66. Drink-up Socrates

    In a giggiling sort of way we visited an old friend who was walking in Noosa National Park and tripped on a root.
    Ho, ho, ho we announced, you assaulted our park,then we suddenly shut-up.
    Broken fingers, compressed wrist, rock penetrated forearm and tore an artery, broken upper arm, dislocated elbow nerves, chipped shoulder, broken cheek bone.
    The outrageous bit was that the considerable number of passers-by did nothing other than comment. Nobody said “you are in shock – sit down and I will organize the rescue services”. “No you can’t walk back down, you are shocked”.
    The comments were “that old woman should not be up here”.
    Cesspit indeed – was I ever taught to help old ladies across the road or is that an alcoholic (possible) delusion.
    FMD

  67. H B Bear

    Tom – hilarious. Was listening to it on the radiogram. Too soon to call for Hardwick’s sacking? I bet the Richmond supporters wished they were at the ground to register their displeasure by gobbing on the coach like the bad old days when Spud Frawley was in charge

  68. johanna

    Oh come on
    #2385435, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    It’s a pity about the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos. He was pretty good at slaughtering holy cows. It would seem that many gay men tend not to have a lot of time for lesbians.

    OCO, I was a bit of a fag hag around the trendier parts of Gay Liberation in Sydney in the 1970s. They absolutely hated militant lesbians, and with good reason, IMO. They certainly didn’t hate women, they didn’t necessarily hate lesbians, but they detested those bullying harpies.

    I doubt that much has changed on that front.

    It has been fascinating to watch the train wreck as all of the competing splinter groups in gender politics are forced to come to terms with the contradictions. Meanwhile, as I have said before, and as sparky has affirmed, most of them just get on with their lives and are embarrassed by this unseemly public spectacle. And, as I have also said before, wealthy queens are predictably conservative in their politics, although it must be hard for them, as it is for everyone else, to know who to vote for these days.

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    Drink-up Socrates
    #2385498, posted on May 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Giggle.
    Socrates – The reason OOB calls himself One Old Bruce is I rocked up at the Cat calling myself Bruce. For a while I was Blue Bruce (due to my email generated gravatar) he was Purple Bruce (IIRC). I had been avoiding using my tag BoN because I had been using that to post climate stuff for many years on climate blogs and didn’t want to give the trolls a point of leverage (by being IDed as a notorious righty). But eventually I gave up and just used BoN for everything. By which time OOB had settled into his new moniker too.

    I’m sorry I caused that, but I’d already been using my tag for many years on other blogs.

  70. egg_

    They never change, do they? One slightly younger communist idiot replaces another older one and we all continue to be denounced as needing to be shipped off to the nearest concentration/labour camp for our sins against (insert latest subject of hysteria here), all courtesy of our taxes.

    Seems to be pushing the collective ‘community garden’ meme quite a bit. The footpath gardens he’s fond of cause Local Councils havoc with insurance issues.

  71. egg_

    Methinks Aunty must look like the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ to yoof nowadays.
    Gardening Australia seems to now be tailored to Nursing Home residents’ Reality TV.

    I’m not sure Gardening Australia was ever hip wiv da yoof.

    ABC1, in general, is looking a little old and tired.

  72. Rabz

    terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American

    the remark:

    “Yo, gee, walter wall gold bling is about as uncool as your Shrillary!”

    Or another:

    “Yo, gee, yo makin’ as much sense as one of Annie’s conspiracy hypotheses!”

    Or another:

    “Yo, gee, yo makin’ da Goose Swansteen seem like a model of da fiscal rectitood!”

  73. testpattern

    ‘A “liberal baser” – is this the slang term for a habitual user of some illegal substance?’

    Hmmm could be…which substance did u have in mind?

    I am so precious. I mean prescient. Only yesterday I predicted we’d be at war with catholics!

  74. Rabz

    The footpath gardens he’s fond of cause Local Councils havoc with insurance issues.

    Excellent. 🙂

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Like Hibernia and moly.

    TP – They’ve been doing that stuff since at least 2004. Molybdenum is another one of those fringe metals that the minnows like to put into press releases, like scandium or tantalum (which the lithium guys mention hopefully). It never justifies a project on its own because the tonnage is small and the price can collapse on mere whiff of some new supply.

    Moly is even worse by being a Cu project byproduct, so one new copper discovery can deep six the moly price since everyone knows that the mine will produce the moly whether there’s a market or not, since the production is fixed by the copper con tonnage.

  76. Geriatric Mayfly

    And don’t forget Rabz, that dear old Kev was of doubtful provenance as well.

    that hairy garden gnome took over from the old pommy Taxmanian communist

  77. johanna

    Update on the leftie narrative – TheirABC, Fauxfacts and much of the US media is now claiming that Trump’s overseas trip (which was obviously not planned yesterday) is an attempt to get away from the “firestorm about Russia.”

    Give me strength.

  78. Snoopy

    Oldsalt, don’t listen to Bruce. Go all in on molybdenum. You’ll hate yourself if you don’t.

  79. johanna

    and …. johanna (who can’t spell her own name properly

    What does that mean, you crazed loon?

    Does it mean that you have been stalking me to track down my IRL name? What?

    Your deranged attacks on people here have been tolerated for a long time, like the drunken uncle at a wedding. But, don’t push it too far.

    Trust me, it won’t end well for you. And that’s not a threat, it’s a promise.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    Update on the leftie narrative – TheirABC, Fauxfacts and much of the US media is now claiming that Trump’s overseas trip (which was obviously not planned yesterday) is an attempt to get away from the “firestorm about Russia.”

    That’s why he should’ve announced the US Embassy was moving to Jerusalem.
    It would be a perfect foil for Wussians.
    Lefty head explosions would be epic and it would dominate the news.
    As well as reward Israel for epic service in the cause of freedom for nearly 70 years.

    I suspect it was Jared and Ivanka who talked him out of doing it, given their links with the lefty American J_wish lobby. But perhaps Tillerson wasn’t happy also – he seems a bit on the wet end of the GOP spectrum, and has a whole department full of Israel haters to somehow cope with.

  81. Assange needs to be free. Watch citizen four. Don’t trust the government, intelligence services, big IT companies, your device or foreign governments.

    I trust my mum. The rest of you can get fucked. Well, that’s a good starting point for anyone, I suppose.

  82. Des Deskperson

    “Like everything at the staff co-op it can’t simply be a gardening program without belting you over the head as part of the Gramscian march.”

    Josh Byrne is the worst, a sanctimonious and didactic deep greenie, but he does occasionally have some good ideas and tips

    The heifer who replaced Jane Edmanson was cashing in ideologically tonight on the supposed housing crisis, with gardening tips for people who can only afford to rent.

    For some reason, indira Naidoo has joined the, err, team.

    The rest are mostly freaks. Tino Carnivale bounces about merrily like he is trying to live up to his name.

    For some reason, they all of them talk in italics!!

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Tom
    #2385502, posted on May 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm
    Poor Old Richmond Emos: led all day in Siddenee — by 31 points at one stage — and got run down by the GWS Fakes by three points.

    Gold!
    Last week they took the lead with 21 seconds left and managed to create a four-lane Freo freeway to the opposition goals and cough it up.
    This week they looked like they had gone 8 points up with a minute to play after the ball. Video review and it is called touched off the boot. 8 point lead becomes 3 point lead. Again they become spectators while the GWS Fakes drive the big bus down the freeway and take the lead.
    Fragile.

  84. Andrew M.

    Lefty hippie Progressives decide once again that when faced with unbridled market success, the best thing to do is not to increase production but to suppress demand, even if especially if that means suppressing themselves.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-20/woodford-folk-festival-surging-growth-stemmed-for-sustainability/8542202

    Ultimately there is no second Earth we can economically move over to, so human economic activity in general will move towards sustainability, but these people aren’t talking about the planet they are talking about one annual 6-day festival for 30% more people than fill the MCG.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    TP – While I’m on the subject, BHP is in the news this week saying they will be considering the go-ahead for the Spence hypogene project in August. That has 2 billion tonnes of ore containing over 100 ppm Mo, so more than 200,000 tonnes of moly. Which is going to hang over the market like a bad smell for about a decade. 😀

  86. egg_

    Like everything at the staff co-op it can’t simply be a gardening program without belting you over the head as part of the Gramscian march.

    Needs the Top Gear treatment.

  87. Geriatric Mayfly

    Can’t link it – but a superb photo at Fox news online. That old embarrasing old chestnut of Obongo scraping and bowing before some ME potentate. Beside it a pic of some ME potentate bowing to The Trumpinator as he steps off Air Force One.

  88. old bloke

    Bruce from Newcastle-

    How plausible is this article which claims that a Brazilian motorcyclist can ride his motorbike for around 500 kilometres on one litre of water?

  89. Notafan

    Good work Mark, wanted to see that one.

    What a toadie Obama was, especially as a black man bowing to an Arab.

    Very bad optics.

  90. Mark A

    old bloke
    #2385553, posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Bruce from Newcastle-

    How plausible is this article which claims that a Brazilian motorcyclist can ride his motorbike for around 500 kilometres on one litre of water?

    Can’t see anything special about that, had to drive 200 miles once on a bottle of beer. I think it was coming from Port Lincoln or was it Ceduna?

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Notafan
    #2385554, posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    Good work Mark, wanted to see that one.

    What a toadie Obama was, especially as a black man bowing to an Arab.

    Very bad optics.

    Indeed.
    The time-honoured tradition of Arabs bundling up Black Africans and selling them as slaves.
    You don’t hear a lot about that “Towel-head privilege”.

  92. Mark A

    Apologies old bloke, should’ve read the article.
    Misunderstood the claim completely.

    Unless he has some very fast electrolysis going on I doubt it.
    Or he could have a tank of hydrogen ready as well and just topping up?

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    How plausible is this article which claims that a Brazilian motorcyclist can ride his motorbike for around 500 kilometres on one litre of water?

    OB – Completely silly.
    Oh it works. Here’s the key sentence from the article:

    Brazilian engineer, Ricardo Azevedo, has developed a hydrogen-powered engine that has an external car battery and runs on water.

    Yep, you can run an internal combustion engine using hydrogen gas.
    You can make hydrogen gas by electrolysing water using electricity from a lead-acid car battery.
    You then could drive the critter 500 km.
    Not mentioned is you’d have to charge up the car battery about a hundred times to get that far…

    I was amused by an article at Phys.org today:

    Catalyst for the carbon-free production of hydrogen gas from ammonia

    (Phys.org)—Hydrogen has the potential to provide an alternative, clean energy source, particularly as applied to fuel cell technology. Current fuel sources involve carbon-containing fossil fuels or carbon-containing organic molecules, which result in the production of excess CO2, a greenhouse gas. Several initiatives, including a national initiative in Japan, seek to create a low-carbon usage society by using alternative fuel sources.

    There’s only one problem with this idea…you make ammonia by reacting hydrogen and nitrogen.
    So these people want to make ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen, then turn it back into hydrogen to run a car or whatever. So they can save da planet.

    Sheesh. My taxes are paying for crap like this.

  94. Mitch M.

    Interesting account of the emergence of agriculture in Europe and genetics.

  95. johanna

    “Like everything at the staff co-op it can’t simply be a gardening program without belting you over the head as part of the Gramscian march.”

    I’m quite fond of gardening, and am heartily sick and tired of being lectured by greenie ideologues who imagine that they have a monopoly on wisdom in that respect.

    Some years ago, when the (entirely predictable) drought was happening around Canberra, we were bombarded with propaganda about how it was all due to SUVs and airconditioning and so on. In Kingston, a delightful and well-used square of lawn which used to be used for afternoon/evening concerts outside the surrounding pubs and restaurants was pulled up and replaced with paving and beds of spiky plants, for Da Environment. In the end, the local businesses paid to get rid of this taxpayer-funded monstrosity and bring back the lawn, because it ruined their businesses.

    I remain to be convinced that Gaia noticed, one way or the other.

    One of the worst consequences of this cult (which Gardening Australia heartily supports) is pulling kids out of the classroom to tend their “organic” vegie patch and chooks. Double whammy – they learn less of the three Rs and more utterly unscientific propaganda.

    TheirABC is riddled with these kinds of extremists, none of whom ever give up their cars or their computers, except in principle, some time in the distant future.

    Serious gardening fans, and there are a lot of us, wait in vain for a proper gardening show. Not those ghastly reno programs where they buy stuff from the nursery, stick it in a hole, film it, and go away. You just know that at least half of them will be dead within a year. Not ads for “the latest varieties” which are just contra deals. No propaganda.

    Gee, this is a niche which the ABC could fill! Should fill, within its Charter.

    Not holding my breath, though.

  96. Tel

    Bruce of Newcastle : hydrogen is great stuff to run an engine. It’s a nuisance to lug around because of storage problems. It’s dangerous because it explodes easily, and it’s bulky. It doesn’t liquefy.

    There’s solar powered processes that produce hydrogen. If you could store the energy conveniently it would be a great idea because intermittent sun is no problem. Gets back to that energy storage issue though.

  97. BrettW

    One for the history fans.

    The Siege of Kut Al Amara (7 December 1915 – 29 April 1916) and Major General Sir Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, KCB, DSO.

    Somebody mentioned this siege to me today and I was surprised I had not heard of it or the commanding General. It starts as Gallipoli was ending and a very interesting story. His Wiki entry is probably the most interesting British General’s I can recall reading. What happened to the survivors of the siege is quite harrowing especially in view of the Generals excellent treatment in Istanbul.

    He was in the relief column at Khartoum (significant in view of what happened at Kut) and at Omdurman and many other interesting battles of the late 1800’s but this gives a clue as to his character :

    “Townshend’s habit of ceaselessly lobbying his superiors for a promotion and his frequent transfers from various units as he sought to climb the career ladder tried the patience of many, and ironically actually hindered his career, as he earned the reputation of being something of a whiner and someone who never stayed in a regiment for very long”.

    If you are not familiar with the siege or this General’s career I recommend his Wiki entry as worth a read.

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    I think it was Cary Grant who was a very keen gardener. “You just have to let the soil run through your hands,’ or words to the effect, is what gave him a buzz.

  99. Rev. Archibald

    Yes, but was Custer there?

  100. Tel

    I’m quite fond of gardening, and am heartily sick and tired of being lectured by greenie ideologues who imagine that they have a monopoly on wisdom in that respect.

    Remember that organic garden weirdo who used to come around here and tell us his great ideas? I can’t remember what he called himself. Catweazle or something. What a genius… hope to see him in another 10 years.

    One of the worst consequences of this cult (which Gardening Australia heartily supports) is pulling kids out of the classroom to tend their “organic” vegie patch and chooks. Double whammy – they learn less of the three Rs and more utterly unscientific propaganda.

    We hope they pick up a bit of wisdom from the chooks.

  101. Tel

    Assange needs to be free.

    That would be the going market rate.

  102. Snoopy

    How plausible is this article which claims that a Brazilian motorcyclist can ride his motorbike for around 500 kilometres on one litre of water?

    If he’s still alive you can be sure it doesn’t work.

    #BigOil

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What happened to the survivors of the siege is quite harrowing especially in view of the Generals excellent treatment in Istanbul.

    That’s an understatement. Townsend was treated virtually as an honored guest by the Turks, while his soldiers were beaten, starved, and any good looking ones sodomized to boot.

  104. old bloke

    Thanks Bruce, looks like we’re stuck with petrol for a while yet.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yes, Tel. I’ve worked at two hydrogen plants, one using electrolysis and the other using naphtha. I built a process model of the latter.

    I’ve also maintained that if hydrogen vehicles become common the humble ATM will soon after be extinct. When a wonderful explosive is available from the carpark, anything worth being blown up will be.

  106. egg_

    TheirABC is riddled with these kinds of extremists, none of whom ever give up their cars or their computers, except in principle, some time in the distant future.

    Yup, they’ll virtue signal with cactus gardens for the sake of ‘da environment’ whilst still driving their SUVs.

  107. Geriatric Mayfly

    Have reserved that Genome clip for tomorrow. However, I recall reading an article by that Umberto (?) chap, and the significance he places on beans in the human diet as ’emancipators.’ Their nutritional value being so high, people were energised and could look beyond the mere hum drum tasks of daily existence which poor diet mandated. He then went on to state that the building of basilicas, and other edifices of architectural significance in Italy, followed the introduction of the bean and owe their existence to it.

  108. egg_

    Remember that organic garden weirdo who used to come around here and tell us his great ideas?

    He’s now compost?

  109. Gab

    Rabz, yes I know there were six people, however did you see how JFK’s head flung back in the car when he was shot the second time? Looked as though he was shot at from the front! Never noticed that before.

  110. johanna

    BoN, the hydrogen thing (like the salt nuclear thing, and numerous others) is one of those myths that never seems to go away.

    I remember almost nothing from high school chemistry, except that Hydrogen = 1. In other words, it is the smallest of the elements. A single atom.

    Yes, you can contain it, in theory and even in practice. But, as soon as a fissure so small it cannot be detected by an electron microscope appears, it’s all over, red rover. If it involves an engine, best not to be anywhere near. Boom!

    I do not understand this fetish of people who want to find “alternative” energy sources, when we have ample and efficient ones at hand.

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    Siege of Kut Al Amara

    Heh. Small world. The attempted relief of the British defenders of Kut was a column led by Major-General George Younghusband.

    The book I’ve been reading this evening (I think on recommendation of Zulu) is “Bayonets to Lhasa” by Peter Fleming.

    The guy leading those bayonets was Col. Francis Younghusband, younger brother of George.

    Sometimes the British Empire seems like an Eton old-boys club.

  112. areff

    I think it was Cary Grant who was a very keen gardener

    Michael Caine listed his chief reason for returning to the UK after years in Hollywood as his Mexican maid. She had found some interesting “onions” in the fridge and proceeded to add them to whatever was on the stove.

    They were prize bulbs which Caine had placed in the cooler as a surrogate winter, the bulbs needing a bit of chill to do their best when planted. Caine said that was it for him and Hollywood, that he wanted to live where he understood the garden seasons.

  113. Andrew M.

    More about that stabbing in Sydney earlier
    http://www.9news.com.au/National/2017/05/20/14/40/boy-stabbed-sydney-three-arrested
    Apparently it was an argument over shoes.
    I reckon they must have been ADIDAS.
    All Day I Dream About Stabbing!

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rabz, yes I know there were six people, however did you see how JFK’s head flung back in the car when he was shot the second time? Looked as though he was shot at from the front! Never noticed that before.

    As I posted earlier, there’s an explanation for that reaction in Gerard Posner’s book “Case Closed.” It seem that people shot, in real life, don’t always behave as Hollywood would have you believe..

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johanna – You are on the money. Dealing with explosive gases is unforgiving, but liquid fuels have been proven to be pretty tame.

    That’s why I give Greens a hard time talking about methanol. If you can make hydrogen by whatever method (solar panels and electrolysis, or direct light stimulated hydrogen production, or etc) then you just need one more step to react the hydrogen with CO2 over a catalyst to produce methanol:

    CO2 + 3H2 = CH3OH + H2O

    The methanol can be used in a car with only a little bit of modification from our current ones.

    Greens don’t like this idea. It explodes their head very satisfactorily. Especially when I point out that nuclear methanol is the best version of the process, and that is it just about economic right now. 😀

  116. sdfc

    Did Posner give any hints as to the whereabouts of JFK’s brain?

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did Posner give any hints as to the whereabouts of JFK’s brain?

    I don’t have my copy handy, but Posner does devote quite a sizable part of his book to debunking some of the conspiracy theories that surround the Kennedy assassination.

  118. Gab

    It seem that people shot, in real life, don’t always behave as Hollywood would have you believe..

    True but physics doesn’t lie!!

  119. johanna

    They were prize bulbs which Caine had placed in the cooler as a surrogate winter, the bulbs needing a bit of chill to do their best when planted. Caine said that was it for him and Hollywood, that he wanted to live where he understood the garden seasons.

    He was lucky that they weren’t poisonous, as some bulbs are.

    That said, Caine’s movements should always be taken in the context of prevailing tax regimes vis a vis his earnings, no mater what he says.

    Let’s just say, he never saw a dollar or a pound that he didn’t like. He would appear in awful fillums for money.

    Not that I’m critical of him for that, at all. In an industry full of narcisstic nutcases, he was refreshingly straightforward. On a good day, in a good fillum, he was bloody good at his job. For the rest, he just raked in the dough.

    He’s one of the few actors I’d love to have dinner with.

  120. areff

    He would appear in awful fillums for money.

    Poseidon Adventure II

  121. Tintarella di Luna

    The beta-male Simon Birmingham bleating Stop it! Stop it! at the Catholics — man that twerp and the Termite had no idea what they’ve started – popcorn will be needed.

  122. sdfc

    How do you lose the President’s Brain?

  123. Sometimes the British Empire seems like an Eton old-boys club.

    Probably was. When the British Empire was at its peak, the population of the UK was something like 18 million.

  124. calli

    It’s in the Bay of Pigs?

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sometimes the British Empire seems like an Eton old-boys club.

    Probably was. When the British Empire was at its peak, the population of the UK was something like 18 million.

    The Empire was an “Eton old boy’s club.” From the same families, been to the same schools, dochaknow, served in the same regiments, off to govern the colonies..

  126. Snoopy

    May I suggest to the Dallas truthers here that they watch Dr Steven Greer’s Unacknowledged? Jack, Bobby and Marilyn get a mention.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7k2QJi2g_SMVWdqYWNUdlM3ZkU/view?usp=drivesdk

    I’m sure you’ll believe it reveals the frightening truth.

  127. GoTiges

    This week they looked like they had gone 8 points up with a minute to play after the ball. Video review and it is called touched off the boot. 8 point lead becomes 3 point lead. Again they become spectators while the GWS Fakes drive the big bus down the freeway and take the lead.
    Fragile.

    After many years of study, I’ve determined that Helen Damico was a witch, and when she ran on to the ground without her duds on grand final day in 1982, causing us to give up a 17 point lead in the last quarter, she cursed us. The only solution is to find her now and get her to run back the other way. We all might have to avert our eyes after 35 years but it will be worth it.

  128. Mark A

    In case anyone interested in that incident.
    Miss Damico wasn’t the best looking gal even then.

  129. Oh come on

    Hrm in the warblogging era maybe a decade or so ago there was a reasonably well-known blogger who espoused methanol til the cows came home. He was particularly active during the time the US was directing vast quantities of its maize supply to be converted into ethanol which was added to fuel. IIRC, this caused a global spike in the price of staple grains which in turn caused a famine in parts of Africa. This was a scandal amongst the right wing blogs because the diversion of food to inefficiently make fuel was such a flagrant example of loony eco politics causing dirt poor Africans to starve to death, but it didn’t fit the MSM narrative so the story never went big. What was that methanol blogger’s name?

  130. Gab

    Mitch M.
    #2385568, posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Interesting account of the emergence of agriculture in Europe and genetics.

    Actually quite a good lecture. Thanks, Mitch.

    Led me to this lecture, quite fascinating and enjoyable for those interested in history and archaeology. (Who knew climate change may have caused such havoc well before the Industrial Age? *smirk*)

  131. sdfc

    I’m sure you’ll believe it reveals the frightening truth.

    Does that include where Kennedy’s brain is?

  132. Snoopy

    Does that include where Kennedy’s brain is?

    No. But maybe it was lifted by aliens.

  133. jupes

    On a good day, in a good fillum, he was bloody good at his job.

    Zulu

    Get Carter

    The Italian Job

    Battle of Britain

    A Bridge Too Far

    The Eagle Has Landed

    Caine has starred in some magnificent movies.

  134. srr

    Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews

    .@SebGorka on Mainstream Media: ‘It’s Not News, It’s Not Reporting, It’s Just Propaganda’

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/19/sebastian-gorka-hannity-mainstream-media-trump-foreign-trip-middle-east

  135. johanna

    Caine was too sane to become a superstar.

    He settled for making a shitload of money and never being out of work.

  136. Makka

    Caine has starred in some magnificent movies.

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Harry Brown

    Kingsmen.

  137. srr

    TLC‏ @TracyLConnors 13h13 hours ago

    Oh cool, FB and Twitter gave Media Matters access to their raw data. #BrockGate

    Read all about it on page ten! http://imgur.com/a/QDEgm#LYoxGF8

    https://twitter.com/TracyLConnors/status/865721758862782464

  138. jupes

    Here you are GM

    Obama&Trump

    Melania’s hair must be driving those Muslim fuckwits wild.

  139. jupes

    Why are there people on this planet who still follow the ALPFL?

    Because despite the lefty bullshit they still produce the greatest spectacle ever seen on this planet.

    The game has far more power than the lefty fuckwits running it.

    And thank goodness for that.

  140. Makka

    jupes, they have planeloads of Melania’s stashed away in Saudi.

  141. jupes

    Speaking of AFL, has IT necked himself yet?

  142. Leigh Lowe

    GoTiges …
    There are many, many girls who can share the blame for the Tigers plight.
    Helen d’Amico is not one of them.

  143. OneWorldGovernment

    Melania walking around in Saudia Arabia without a head cloth means nothing until she gets in the Presidential car and drives it herself to the site where the scum saudi fatwa animals killed the girl in the shopping centre.

  144. egg_

    Does that include where Kennedy’s brain is?

    No. But maybe it was lifted by aliens.

    Along with the Lincoln windscreen with the bullet hole?

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2385601, posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    The beta-male Simon Birmingham bleating Stop it! Stop it! at the Catholics — man that twerp and the Termite had no idea what they’ve started – popcorn will be needed.
    sdfc

    Turnbull prided himself on producing a pragmatic budget which will get a tick from everyone.
    Hey, let’s just spray money at everyone … except Catholic schools.
    Why?
    Well, to stick it up devout Catholic Tony of course.
    The NSW pooves running the Liberal party have just signed a suicide note and Electricity Bill will visit every Catholic school in the country over the next six months clutching his rosary beads all tje way.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    If Simon Birmingham shagged Julie Bishop you’d get something too thin to be a tomato stake … and too dumb to be anything else.

  147. Andrew

    We did laugh … last night and this morning.

    Who’s “we”?

  148. BrettW

    The Man Who Would Be King is another good Caine movie.

  149. Snoopy

    Along with the Lincoln windscreen with the bullet hole?

    Only the bullet hole was stolen by aliens.

  150. OneWorldGovernment

    I’ve ripped this out of replies to Belliaik’s post at Joe Nova.
    post number 8.

    TonyfromOz
    May 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm · Reply

    I keep thinking what’s going to happen when the truth actually does come out.

    So many people from every walk of life will have so much egg on their faces, none of them the ordinary people, but the politicians, the scientists, the educators, and the media who have all pushed this for all its worth.

    The ordinary person just believes what they are told, and never take the time to actually understand it, because, well, they can’t, because they don’t have the education, so they just believe what they are told, because they don’t expect ALL of these people to be telling untruths, and colluding together.

    All of those ordinary people will be absolutely ropeable, and, I’m afraid, it will take a disaster of some sort for the first truths to start coming out, and then a courageous person to actually make a stand and say that it’s all been wrong.

    Then, there will nowhere to hide, and that’s what worries me.

    It’s not a case of, hey, it all only started as a practical joke to see how far we could take it. It’s too late for that now.

    And every one of those people who have been pushing it will, all of them, be looking for someone else to blame.

    This isn’t something that will just fade away. It’ll end in a huge and not very pretty crash of some sort.

    We fight small little skirmishes that mean almost nothing, so we’re not going to make any impression.

    We just have to wait it out, and that’s the great pity, that our voices are not heard, and even if they are heard, they are immediately discounted.

    It won’t be one of us who provides that first insight. It has to be some sort of disaster, because now that it is so huge, there’s too much money to protect, and those making that money will do everything they can to continue what they are doing.

    In effect, I think that as much as we do do, it’s all a waste really. We’d like to think we are making an impression, but it’s a lost cause now.

    We just have to wait for that looming disaster, and hope we survive.

    Even after that, even when we say that we’ve been saying this all along, we’ll become the biggest targets of all, because it was people like us who caused the spigots of all that cash to be turned off.

    I know it probably sounds depressing, but it’s too big now and has a life of its own. Us, well we just nibble away at the edges hoping we are making an impression, but the tiny little bites we are taking out of the humungous monster aren’t even noticed.

    Tony.

  151. Top Ender

    Could there be a Cat Wall of Fame?

    Could Michael Caine be first on it?

    Sounds fair to me.

  152. Zyconoclast

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/final-confederate-monument-orleans-47510308

    More attempts to re – write history.

    Is that a polite way of saying falsify history?
    (Re-writing could be a good thing if it is correcting an error)

  153. Gab

    As depressing as it sounds, unfortunately TonyfromOz has nailed it.

  154. Andrew

    I was once assure by a rising, young SJW that the Central Intelligence Agency was responsible for the dismissal of the Whitlam Government. When I asked how they had rigged the December 13th election, he gazed at me, blankly.

    Amazing how even people alive during the Whitlam debacle who believe
    – he was popular, and
    – Cur66666 sackedhim and appointed Fraser666 to begin a 3 year term as PM without reference to the people.

    I tell them Fraser’s term lasted less than 2 hours, during which Supply was passed and Parliament dissolved for an election that St Goigh lost bigly and they’re flabbergasted.

  155. Gab

    Interesting, Zyconoclast. Remove the optics and rewriting history becomes easy.

    By the way, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a Democretin of course, proposed these iconic Confederate removals. Robert E Lee was also a Democrat sympathiser.

  156. .

    Every gay man I have ever known was abused as a boy.

    No. Not true.

  157. .

    Don’t bring up libel etc. You were dumb enough to believe Jeff Sessions was going to arrest every well-known Democrat in Washington for satanic ritual abuse sex crimes on non-existent evidence and that the arrests were “imminent”!

    You fell for click bait you blithering imbecile.

    Now you’re upset about Catholics on this blog being pissed about you smearing the holy mother church as some satanic plot.

    Can you see a pattern forming?

    I am absolutely right about this, loon. No one is sad that these networks are being closed down and arrests made.

    No high-profile Democrats have been arrested. You were balls deep in this Pi$$Agate nonsense and won’t let it go, moron.

  158. Freedom is the most important virtue and not only the fairest and most efficient means to most if not all things we value but an end unto itself.

    Not at all. Freedom is not a virtue, it is a condition of virtuous conduct. Therefore, it cannot be an end in itself; that is too silly for words.

  159. Every gay man I have ever known was abused as a boy.

    No. Not true.

    Well, no, you could not know that this is ‘not true’, because it may be case of those gay men he has known.

  160. .

    dover_beach
    #2385655, posted on May 21, 2017 at 1:12 am
    Freedom is the most important virtue and not only the fairest and most efficient means to most if not all things we value but an end unto itself.

    Not at all. Freedom is not a virtue, it is a condition of virtuous conduct. Therefore, it cannot be an end in itself; that is too silly for words.

    No, it is.

  161. .

    dover_beach
    #2385656, posted on May 21, 2017 at 1:14 am
    Every gay man I have ever known was abused as a boy.

    No. Not true.

    Well, no, you could not know that this is ‘not true’, because it may be case of those gay men he has known.

    Because he’s also a crackpot that believes blacks have never created a civilisation.

  162. No, it is.

    You obviously have no idea what virtue means.

  163. Andrew

    Rabz, yes I know there were six people, however did you see how JFK’s head flung back in the car when he was shot the second time? Looked as though he was shot at from the front! Never noticed that before.

    Who were the 6?

    POTUS, Governor, their 2 wives, and a driver.

    A SS guy climbed onto the car after the shots. But who was the 6th in the car?

  164. Fisky

    You obviously have no idea what virtue means.

    Indeed.

  165. maman

    Righto, it’s after midnight and it looks like you all need a laugh.
    Monash University’s inaugural advertising campaign, released this April, uses the slogan:
    Progress doesn’t accept answers, it questions them
    Brilliant, eh? Glorious in it’s ‘ironing’. David Wenham stars in the video; and there are billboards up and down Melbourne’s main roads.

  166. OneWorldGovernment

    this is what the eu elitists are seeking

  167. John constantine

    Personally, I would prefer to live free right now, with the full intent of living a life of virtue as well, just not just yet.

  168. John constantine

    Their monash left wing militia holds that any accepted fact or truth that forms a fundamental organising principle of Western society must not only be questioned, it must be attacked.

    Not just attacked, but destroyed.

    Not just destroyed, but obliterated for all eternity.

    Deconstruction, deindustrialisation, decolonialisation, dewesternisation, indebtedness and catamites for the right sort are the gifts that monash inculcates in its cannon fodder.

  169. maman

    John Constantine #2385671
    Do you think Beliaik’s “relaxivism” can have an effect against the left wing militias?

  170. OneWorldGovernment

    97% of the former csiro ‘scientists’ agreed that bringing in cane toads was the best answer to eradicating pests in sugar cane.

    97% of knowledgeable folk figured bringing in prickly pear would enhance Australia.

    97% of law degree arseholes figure that bringing in 2 legged animals from some of the most depraved hellholes in the world will enhance Australia.

    97% of parliamentary members of the former liberal party of Australia think that the triumvirate of the failed leader of the opposition, maolcolm the current PM, the failed head of our laws and the failed treasurer is going to lead Australia into jobs and prosperity.

    How the f*k anyone can put up with a PM that thinks the leader of China that killed off 30 million is a good bloke absolutely defeats me.

  171. OneWorldGovernment

    I wouldn’t sell off their abc.

    I would make them take all of the so called wind and solar power and only that.

    Mind you I would also only pay any employee for the time they had the wind blowing.

  172. Hydra

    An interesting exprtience being on a plane with an engine that blew up. Most people didn’t even realise something happened. Definitely felt the grumble then the altitude drop though! Good job by the pilot.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/qantas-flight-from-los-angeles-forced-to-land-after-engine-caught-fire/news-story/2a0d8485f74acef4378de9db3df444ef

  173. OneWorldGovernment

    Hydra
    #2385675, posted on May 21, 2017 at 3:15 am

    An interesting exprtience being on a plane with an engine that blew up. Most people didn’t even realise something happened. Definitely felt the grumble then the altitude drop though! Good job by the pilot.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/qantas-flight-from-los-angeles-forced-to-land-after-engine-caught-fire/news-story/2a0d8485f74acef4378de9db3df444ef

    Obviously the God of the PieMan is reminding folk.

  174. OneWorldGovernment

    If some scum bag can defraud the ASX re ANZ shares then I say that there is no way would I fly with Qantas nor Jetstar because the ‘boss’ hates Christians.

    Sell your shares now.

  175. OneWorldGovernment

    If I was Trump I would ‘nuke’ Arizona where John McCain is a supposed Senator.

    The prick has been playing with ISIS. Completely documented.

    But the most evil thing he has done was scream at the parents whom lost their soldier sons in Vietnam.

    For that I would not piss on him if he was on fire.

    No wonder that the Fake News Networks beg for McCains slant on Trump.

    Check the about at the other McCain.

    http://theothermccain.com/

  176. Tom

    We’ve never seen anything like this: an entirely artificial crisis created by collusion between left-wing news media and the US Democratic Party attempting to cover up the criminality of the outgoing Obama administration in spying on America’s new outsider president and prevent him taking office and, when that failed, trying to have him impeached on non-existent evidence of Wussian influence – the necessary excuse before the FISA court for the surveillance.

    The catch-all for Week In Pictures this week is Can Anyone Trump This? Edition, which attempts to describe the hysteria that has overtaken the American MSM and news media around the world.

    Even the incurious Paywallian in the far-off Antipodes this week joined the slow-motion coup d’etat of incessant anti-Trump propaganda and unquestioning reporting of anonymous sources leaking recordings of White House conversations by spooks and bureaucrats trying to prevent the draining of the Washington swamp.

  177. John Comnenus

    Kim Dotcom says he will release a statement on Tuesday proving that Seth Rich was the Podesta email leaker. Dotcom has said stuff before and failed to come through. But if this is true it’s a game changer.

  178. BoN;

    Moly is even worse by being a Cu project byproduct, so one new copper discovery can deep six the moly price since everyone knows that the mine will produce the moly whether there’s a market or not, since the production is fixed by the copper con tonnage.

    How about tungsten?

  179. Tom

    An interesting experience being on a plane with an engine that blew up. Most people didn’t even realise something happened. Definitely felt the grumble then the altitude drop though! Good job by the pilot.

    I believe that was the first major failure by the Rolls Royce Trent 900 turbines on Qantas’s A380 fleet since the catastrophic “uncontained failure” in 2010 near Singapore, in which shrapnel from the engine pierced the fuselage. From all reports, there were sparks when an engine failed on QF94 from LAX to MEL, but there was no uncontained failure — just a routine engine shutdown.

    Note: Qantas is the only airline flying between the US and Australia that still has three engines (instead of one) rotating in the event of an engine shutdown on its A380s and 747-400s.

  180. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    #2385680, posted on May 21, 2017 at 4:30 am

    We’ve never seen anything like this

    Malcolm Turnbull is the model for vacuous useless politics.

    He actually told the head of ASIO to ‘have a word’ with that young elected upstart politician from WA.

    I want to start the Australian Discount Party!

    5% discount of ‘public servant’ pay and numbers.

    Complete elimination of all excise duties.

    5% off the GST and starve the states.

    Give GST to the states that accrue it.

    Sell Tasmania to the highest bidder.

    Shut down the abc.

    Completely shut down Education, Health and Overseas Aid.

    50% reduction of Senators in NSW, Vic, WA and Qld with 1 for Tasmania, SA and other.

    Eliminate all not for profit provisions.

    Cut tax law to 5 pages.

    Drill for oil and gas on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Burn excess stuff in all forests.

    Allow sawmilling in forests.

    Allow fishing in all Australian waters.

    Sever any connection with the so called ‘united nations’.

    Open up all national parks for people to live there.

    Blow up every single windmill.

    Stop the Ret.

    Tell the ASX they better pull their finger out.

    Ban any union from controlling a super fund.

    Shut down the scam useless HRC, make murder/continuing attacks against humanity a crime that deserves a death sentence.

    Where do you want me to stop?

    The Australian Discount Party.

  181. srr

    BrettW
    #2385640, posted on May 21, 2017 at 12:09 am

    The Man Who Would Be King is another good Caine movie.

    Yes!

    That, El Cid, The Hawaiians, Our Man in Havana and Rio Bravo – classic movies for fathers to watch with sons. I’ve not know a young man to not be gratefully Red Pilled by them.

  182. Hydra

    From all reports, there were sparks when an engine failed on QF94 from LAX to MEL, but there was no uncontained failure — just a routine engine shutdown.

    Whenever there is fire on a plane it gets beaten up by witnesses. Qantas handled it very professionally and we had turned around by the time the pilot told everyone what was happening – no panic, very calm, which was great. I’m in business and half the people were asleep. We then got 15 minute updates from the captain. Most people after the first announcement just went back to sleep.

    “We are operating very nicely on 3 engines, it’s all going very nicely. I’ve done this before and there is no reason to suggest you are not safe”. The pilot was very good.

    Was difficult to get a hotel at 3am on a Friday night in LA, but we are about to depart again so just a 10 hour wait. I got to sleep on a chair in the business lounge but I feel a little sorry for those not who had to stay in the main area of the airport. After they realised the business lounge was not going to be full they brought up some families with young kids etc.

    I do wish they opened the bar! Although between a few passengers we managed to sneak a few bottles of wine.

  183. srr

    dover_beach
    #2385660, posted on May 21, 2017 at 1:18 am

    No, it is.

    You obviously have no idea what virtue means.

    Yes, Dot does, but simply chooses to reject it.

    Like all who accept and encourage it’s well known practice of verballing and outright, bald faced lying about anyone who opposes the Libertarian Nightmare Dot & Co. sell.

  184. OneWorldGovernment

    Hey srr

    Back in about, from memory the 1990’s but maybe when Howard came along, the Australian gubmint took all the good guns from Australian soldiers and gave them to the Indonesians and replaced them with eu/un official hardware which is shit in comparison.

    And we, Australia, keep giving Islam Indonesia huge amounts of money.

    If I could get hold of splatter patern I would rip his throat out.

    The f*king indonesians kill Christians and no one seems to care.

    Hey splatter patern I will kill you you cunt if you think what your Arch mates do is okay.

    Cut the head off little Christian girls!

  185. That surely would have to be the quietest Saturday night at the Cat in years.
    Just 178 comments in twelve hours.

  186. Tom

    Hydra, I see on flightradar24.com that the A380 that will bring you back to Melbourne is still in the QF engineering hangar at LAX. However QF has already scheduled a 2230 flight back to LAX from MEL tonight instead of the scheduled 0915 departure, which suggests a midday departure from LAX (35 mins ago) to get into Melbourne about 8.45pm. Shouldn’t be too much longer.

  187. Hey SRR
    Did you see this?

    The plot sickens.

  188. So, this is what it’s like at the Cat at 6.00am.

    Dead.

  189. Notafan

    Not quite.

    Exciting night for Hydra.

    Safe home!

  190. srr

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  191. Notafan

    Book review on the costs and benefits of immigration, add a generous welfare scheme and too much is toxic for the host.

    Is there a paradox in Senator Leyonhjelm denouncing the number of non citizens on welfare and our immigration levels?

    Sugar on the table isn’t just welfare for non refugee immigrants, it’s education and the full medical work up to rectify years of substandard health care.

    Yet it is simply not possible to deny permanent migrants access to health and education, even if you have a welfare exclusion period.

    All access to health and education by temporary migrants should be self funded by them or their employers.

    Oh and we shouldn’t be importing truck drivers from the sub continent.

    Why are we doing that?

    Being unemployed should be less attractive to make working unskilled more attractive.

    Is any party campaigning on a massive trim to immigration?


    Winners and losers immigration in the US

  192. Notafan

    In addition to a rather surprising admonition from Noel Pearson, the Law Institute of Victoria has issued a warning about the witchhunt against Cardinal Pell..

    Iirc an article last week in, was it the Aged? or an online ABC article? quoted a QC saying quite the opposite.

    Looks like that pet QC is one of the on tap biased bigots.

    As an aside, I’ll say it again the ABC /SBS should be banned from ‘digital’ print media.

    They should only be allowed to duplicate their free to air and radio offerings and provide transcripts for the deaf.


    Pell Publicity an abuse of process warns Pearson, at the Paywallian

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    How about tungsten?

    Winston – Tungsten is mostly a stand alone product, ie not so much a byproduct of copper or whatever. Which means it is less likely to be smashed because of new copper mine which happens to have some in the ore.

    The down side is it’s a small market, like tin. The scheelite mine on King Island went bust in the seventies when the price crashed and stayed down.

    As usual the problem with such metals is the Chinese. They can expand production quicker than anyone else, and produce at lower cost, so any pick up in prices would be shortlived.

    Another issue is replacement. The industrial diamond industry is innovating rapidly, so you may see diamond based cutting tools starting to compete with tungsten ones. You can make diamonds from almost anything with carbon in it, but tungsten is quite rare.

  194. Herodotus

    The BBC continues to be anti-Brexit by whatever means possible. They were beating up the Northern Ireland situation last night, saying that there’ll be border controls with Ireland and it’ll be virtually like having to cross the iron curtain frontier. Disruption to business and all manner of things.
    Hard to believe – people are swanning into the EU countries from the ME and North Africa with no documentation every day of the week. The BBC is not concerned about that. Adds to “diversity”.

  195. Is any party campaigning on a massive trim to immigration?

    I don’t think so, Nota, but I haven’t checked. I think most stated anti-immigration policies are specific – anti Asian or anti Muslim, not immigration per se.

    Interesting to note that your linked article asserts that most financial benefits of low skill immigration flows to capital, not to other workers, or to the immigrants themselves.

  196. Herodotus

    Tom at 4.30 above:

    “We’ve never seen anything like this: an entirely artificial crisis created by collusion between left-wing news media and the US Democratic Party attempting to cover up the criminality of the outgoing Obama administration … Etc”

    I’ve always thought it was bad, but now we’re finding out just how bad it is, this nexus between the media and corrupt politics. Australia has its off-broadway version too. The little league scumbags.

  197. The Vengeful Ghost of Fiona Watson's Moggie

    John Comnenus
    #2385690, posted on May 21, 2017 at 5:37 am
    Hey SRR

    Did you see this?

    The murder was 10 months ago. He could have shifted the election with this information. What has he been waiting for, an invitation?

    I’m calling bullshit. I learnt about Rich’s leaking to Wikileaks days ago, this guy’s just chasing publicity.

  198. srr

    He has invited people to turn up to court in Melbourne on Tuesday to show their support.

    Blair Cottrell Facing Prison for Facebook Post?
    Tara McCarthy

  199. Herodotus

    Vox Day has some interesting items at present, including one puportedly from a young surgeon who witnessed the damage to and subsequent hands-off treatment of Seth Rich. Then there’s one on the coming Austrian election and likely moves to the right.
    http://voxday.blogspot.com.au

  200. cynical1

    Nice M. Caine story.

    Friend: “Mike, what are you doing? That new film of yours is bloody awful”. (Jaws 3).

    Caine: “Never seen it. I have seen the house it bought though, bloody lovely”.

  201. calli

    Quiet here. Too quiet.

    Time for a nice wedding photo.

  202. calli

    LOL. Geoffrey Robertson on Seven doing his Winston Churchill voice while pontificating on Assange.

    He’s done the weird voice for years but it’s getting worse. Kathy needs to tell him to ease up on the port and cigars.

  203. calli

    Okay. Where’s the party and why wasn’t I invited?

    😐

  204. Geriatric Mayfly

    I see that sTRUMPette still swanning around Saudi Arabia, every single hair on her head in full display. The kingdom will be awash with lust and self abuse.

  205. stackja

    calli
    #2385709, posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:20 am
    Quiet here. Too quiet.

    Time for a nice wedding photo.

    another ‘Royal Wedding’

  206. Gab

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2385712, posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I see that sTRUMPette still swanning around Saudi Arabia, every single hair on her head in full display.

    Yes, quite. Still, at least she’s not being a hypocrite on that score, unlike our JBishop who decided it would be a grand idea to subjugate herself on behalf of our nation when she went kowtowing to the muslims in the ME.

  207. Tom

    For any Melbourne Cats who had rellies on QF94 (LAX-MEL) on Friday night that had the engine failure and turned back to LAX, the A380 took off from LAX about 40 minutes ago and will land at Tulla about 10.30pm tonight. Hydra is now enjoying the service up the front in J-class, a veteran of his first engine “explosion”, a yarn that will improve with each telling for years. You can track QFA94 here.

  208. Qantas handled it very professionally and we had turned around by the time the pilot told everyone what was happening – no panic, very calm, which was great.

    I remember an interview given by a retiring Qantas chief pilot. “During WWII I flew small panes in pitch blackness over the hills and valleys of PNG. Seat of the pant flying. Adjusting altitude according to my sense of feeling. Today the engineer will report to me that we have lost one engine and I can honestly say Which One?”

  209. srr

    John Comnenus
    #2385690, posted on May 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Hey SRR

    Did you see this?*

    *BOOM! Hacker Kim Dotcom:
    “I Knew Seth Rich Was the Wikileaks Source – I Was Involved” (Updated)

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/boom-hacker-kim-dotcom-knew-seth-rich-wikileaks-source-involved/

    EXCLUSIVE: Media Matters and Soros 2017-2020 Media Assault Plan Exposed Including ‘Trump War Room’ Operations, #BrockGate
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/exclusive-media-matters-soros-2017-2020-media-assault-plan-exposed-including-trump-war-room-operations-brockgate/

    … best I’ve got to share atm, is –

    Isaiah 41 –
    https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/isa/41/1/ss1/s_720001

  210. srr

    JohnWickofPolitics‏ @Gingrich_of_PA 1h1 hour ago
    JohnWickofPolitics Retweeted Mr. Brexit 🇺🇸 👌

    “Drain the swamp” makes its first desert appearance. Trump is a global phenomenon.
    No bowing, no head covering 4 Melania or Ivanka
    🇺🇸 #Trump

    Mr. Brexit 🇺🇸 👌‏ @KlayVolk

    Saudi Arabia Wants To Drain The Swamp!
    [video clip]
    https://twitter.com/KlayVolk/status/865961815762653184

  211. Sparkx

    Sparkx
    #2385400, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    I’m an old gay bloke

    ..
    Why?
    Explain it to me.
    Don’t you find birds attractive?

    Morning Rev, I adore beautiful women and have bedded a number in my time but for companionship and romance I prefer men.

  212. Sparkx

    True Aussie
    #2385493, posted on May 20, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    Milo claimed being a lesbian was purely a lifestyle choice.

    Every gay man I have ever known was abused as a boy. Gays are psychologically damaged but lesbians are either very unattractive and masculine women looking for a relationship or “lipstick lesbians”

    I can assure you Aussie I was not abused as a boy and am definitely not “psychologically damaged “.

  213. stackja

    Tom
    #2385715, posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:33 am
    For any Melbourne Cats who had rellies on QF94 (LAX-MEL) on Friday night that had the engine failure and turned back to LAX, the A380 took off from LAX about 40 minutes ago and will land at Tulla about 10.30pm tonight. Hydra is now enjoying the service up the front in J-class, a veteran of his first engine “explosion”, a yarn that will improve with each telling for years. You can track QFA94 here.

    Yes flightradar is great ‘fun’!

  214. Sparkx

    johanna
    #2385513, posted on May 20, 2017 at 7:26 pm
    And, as I have also said before, wealthy queens are predictably conservative in their politics, although it must be hard for them, as it is for everyone else, to know who to vote for these days.

    You sure got that one correct sweetie.

  215. stackja

    Sparkx
    #2385722, posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:46 am

    To me, if you are happy and no one is hurt. No worry.

  216. Rev. Archibald

    Sparkx
    #2385721, posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:43 am
    Sparkx
    #2385400, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    I’m an old gay bloke

    .
    Why?
    Explain it to me.
    Don’t you find birds attractive?

    Morning Rev, I adore beautiful women and have bedded a number in my time but for companionship and romance I prefer men.

    ..
    Thanks for the reply Sparkx.
    Do you think there are gay men who would be absolutely repelled by women, say, in the same way most men are repelled by the idea of gay sex?
    If so, what would the percentages be?
    Or are most gay men like you?

  217. Rabz

    Geoffrey Robertson

    Another card carrying member of “Windbags ‘r’ Us”.

  218. srr

    Tommy Robinson‏Verified account @TRobinsonNewEra 40m40 minutes ago

    How many members of the Muslim community have reported street grooming, extremism, terrorism, drug related crime, within their community?

    HA!

    It’s not their job.

    That’s up to the victims and their loved ones, so that they can be targeted with more State sponsored persecution.

  219. srr

    Tommy Robinson‏Verified account @TRobinsonNewEra 60m60 minutes ago

    Sikh complained about grooming of their girls by Muslims in the 80s. They were told to shut up & turned to vigilantism

  220. john constantine

    Had to put in a bit of time yesterday escorting a carload of potential investors around the shire. Not my job, but the wymynsys from the office that technically should do this would rather have someone else get into a carload of culturally diverse strangers and drive out into the middle of Wolf Creek nowhere.

    Don’t expect the project to get up, but wouldn’t be surprised to have one buy a weekender in the district.

    Just saying that once the Australian greens fundementally transform the country, they may well find that the attitudes towards never making a dollar out of the enviroment vanish when the obsolete and deplorable culture that allows the green left to piggyback on them vanish.

    The future for indigineous australians looks even bleaker.

    Still, their greens are just using enviromentalism and First Peoples rights as weapons to dewesternise the country, once the dewesternisation occurs and Stalinism reigns eternal, then the unsound can be purged and the enviroment can be made to pay its way.

    Not many enviromental rights marches in Zimbabwe or Kenya or South Africa or Hong Kong.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is entertaining, though sad for the victims:

    Solar panel scam: Hunt for the identity thief who cost scores of Australians their dream

    As April went on and a number of “red flags” were raised around dodgy tracking numbers and installations that had not happened, the truth dawned on Ms Jackson.

    “I had to get in touch with my customers and let them know it was a complete scam,” she said.

    There had never been any solar panels and Smith’s staff had been selling little more than fresh air.

    Making things worse, consumers had rushed to lock in the deal of a lifetime by agreeing to pay the total price upfront.

    So a scammer set up a fake solar panel company and sold solar panels which didn’t exist.

    That is an impressive foursome:
    (1) fake solar panels
    (2) which are a scam answer to high electricity prices
    (3) which are due to the scam known as RET
    (4) which is supposed to address the fake problem known as ‘climate change’.

    The amount of money being scammed from the Australian people is breathtaking.

  222. srr

    Tommy Robinson‏Verified account @TRobinsonNewEra 56m56 minutes ago

    In 2014 Sikhs knew a girl was being groomed by Muslims.
    Police did nothing.
    Sikhs then attacked the restaurant

    Six men jailed for their part in Moghul Durbar restaurant attack
    Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/men-jailed-moghul-durbar-restaurant-attack/story-21206288-detail/story.html#Gywb0Ex5Pu5F3VDU.99

  223. John64

    Ol’ Leathery is cranking up the volume of Trump Derangement Syndrome to 11 this bright morning.

    Just in case anyone’s interested.

  224. Anthony

    Ashton’s plan appears to have failed. Blind Freddie can see that there is no case for Pell to answer. Charge him and Ashton will look like the prize dill he really is. Ashton’s only way out was for Pell’s lawyers to initiate action and then he could say that because of the hundreds of civil actions and the resultant publicity from leaks, we can’t charge Pell even though we believe he is guilty. Not going to work.

  225. custard

    Over at Insiders the leftist stack who all failed to predict a Trump victory now discussing just how bad he is.

    Predictable.

  226. Rev. Archibald

    Still, their greens are just using enviromentalism and First Peoples rights as weapons to dewesternise the country, once the dewesternisation occurs and Stalinism reigns eternal, then the unsound can be purged and the enviroment can be made to pay its way.

    Not many enviromental rights marches in Zimbabwe or Kenya or South Africa or Hong Kong.

    ..
    That is the whole point of the thing.
    Useful idiots who really do care about the environment, human rights, poverty etc, etc, etc need this pointed out over and over and over again.

  227. Sparkx

    The Australian Discount Party.

    Where do I sign up OWG?

  228. Baldrick

    Ol’ Leathery is cranking up the volume of Trump Derangement Syndrome to 11 this bright morning.

    I think the word Scrotum-Face is looking for is ‘i’nfatuated-

    Insiders ABC ✔ @InsidersABC
    Just four months into Donald Trump’s presidency – and the ‘i’ word is being mentioned. – Barry Cassidy

  229. custard

    Was at a cocktail party last night and not withstanding I was pissed, the number of people who think government knows better than us how to spend our money was quite remarkable.

    No wonder I upped the intake of jam donut shooters at that point.

  230. srr

    Introduction to the idea of God
    Jordan B Peterson

    May 20, 2017
    Lecture 1 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. …

    Q & A Starts: 1:57:25

  231. Top Ender

    OneWorldGovernment for King, and the Australian Discount Party to run a coup tomorrow morning.

    Please.

  232. Rev. Archibald

    Top Ender
    #2385745, posted on May 21, 2017 at 9:19 am
    OneWorldGovernment for King, and the Australian Discount Party to run a coup tomorrow morning.

    Please.

    ..
    Yes, but the acronym ADP would get confused with existing parties.
    Monty’s Australian Donut Party.

  233. Top Ender

    Good on Dutton, but why are they in the system in the first place.

    Don’t cooperate on arrival, then lock ’em up. I suppose they arrived during Labor’s period.

    The Turnbull government has announced a crackdown on “fake refugees”, setting a deadline of October 1 for boat arrivals who are yet to apply for refugee status to present their case for protection.

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says there are 7500 illegal maritime arrivals living in Australia who have yet to prove they are refugees and owed protection by Australia. Many arrived without identity documents.

    If they fail to apply, they could be deported, prohibited from applying for any Australian visa and cut from government income support, Mr Dutton said.

    “The government has taken a decision in relation to fake refugees, people who are refusing to provide details about their claim for prtotection,” he said this morning.

    “This is a very serious situation that is costing Australian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

    “We have seven and a half thousand people… who are either refusing to provide any detail, including in some cases even about their identify, refusing to answer questions about their protection claims or indeed refusing to lodge those protection claims. We aren’t going to tolarate that any longer.”

    more to come

    -with AAP

    Oz complete article

  234. Roger

    As a politically conservative traditional Christian, it is odd but gratifying to find one’s thoughts echoed by a feminist lesbian (albeit a self-confessed contrarian in her milieu):

    “How has it happened that so many of today’s most daring and radical young people now define themselves by sexual identity alone? There has been a collapse of perspective here that will surely have mixed consequences for our art and culture and that may perhaps undermine the ability of Western societies to understand or react to the vehemently contrary beliefs of others who do not wish us well. Transgender phenomena multiply and spread in ‘late’ phases of culture, as religious, political, and family traditions weaken and civilizations begin to decline”.

    Camille Paglia, Free Women, Free Men

    She would make a very interesting dinner party guest.

  235. incoherent rambler

    OneWorldGovernment for King, and the Australian Discount Party to run a coup tomorrow morning.

    And the slave class would not even raise their heads, work, work, work …
    Nor would they notice much difference.

  236. Sparkx

    Thanks for the reply Sparkx.
    Do you think there are gay men who would be absolutely repelled by women, say, in the same way most men are repelled by the idea of gay sex?
    If so, what would the percentages be?
    Or are most gay men like you?

    Rev, There are a lot of guys who pretend to be absolutely repelled by women, but I really believe that there are in fact very few who genuinely are. I’m not sure about percentages but my theory involves a 180 degree scale. If you are on the left (0) you are gay, the middle (90) bi, and on the right (180) you are dead set hetero. We all fit on that scale somewhere and it is rare that anyone being honest with themselves would not admit to some feelings or curiosity towards the same or opposite sex however fleeting.

  237. Makka

    Oh fk, that lilly livered coward McCain is wetting his smelly old pants at the prospect of a Trump impeachment.

  238. Des Deskperson

    I continue to be intrigued and fascinated by Cranston-gate.

    What interests me in particular is how Cranston Sr allegedly managed to inveigle his senior colleagues into helping find and information useful to Cranston Jr.

    By all accounts, these people weren’t naive APS 4s who could be pushed around. They were Senior Executive Employees on big salaries and while, in my experience, the mental standards of managers in the ATO are considerably below the APS average, these dudes must have known what they were doing and the risks that were taking in an enterprise that, prima facie, would bring them no personal benefit.

    So did Cranston bully them? Did he have something on them? Or is it that the ATO culture is so inbred and incestuous that covering up for a mate gone bad is standard operating procedure? It certainly makes it harder to argue that Cranston Sr was just one bad apple in an otherwise pristine ATO.

    BTW, it is my understanding that Cranston’s mates are being investigated for breaches of the APS Code of Conduct rather than for criminal offences. If the charges are proven, then they could be and certainly should be sacked. It is, however, very rare indeed for a member of the Senior Executive Service to be sacked or even severely sanctioned for misconduct, usually they are quietly ‘packaged out’, thanks, Mr, Ms and Mrs Taxpayer.

    Which reminds me of a case back in the nineties when a senior person – a First Assistant Secretary – was under investigation for sorting his travel allowance. His mates arranged for him to be awarded a Public Service Medal for something he’d done years ago. It was assessed that the honour would make it much more difficult to proceed against him for misconducti, and the case was dropped. He was ‘packaged’ with a benefit equivalent to a full year’s salary.

  239. john constantine

    Trump selling the House of Saud highly expensive targets isn’t a bad thing.

    Makes it easier to find vehicles to dronestrike than pedestrians mingling in a crowd.

  240. egg_

    Insiders: Karen Middleton on the landwhale couch.
    Ol’ Leathery salivating at the very prospect of a Trump666 impeachment.

  241. egg_

    Geoffrey Robertson on Seven doing his Winston Churchill voice while pontificating on Assange.

    Did Assange bang his missus?

  242. Sparkx
    #2385400, posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    I’m an old gay bloke

    .
    Why?
    Explain it to me.
    Don’t you find birds attractive?

    Morning Rev, I adore beautiful women and have bedded a number in my time but for companionship and romance I prefer men.

    My take on this. On homosexuality.

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