Open Forum: July 8, 2017

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  1. calli

    Interesting comments

    😃 x 😃

  2. .

    Just remember:

    https://www.wired.com/2017/03/cia-can-hack-phone-pc-tv-says-wikileaks/

    THE NSA, IT seems, isn’t the only American spy agency hacking the world. Judging by a new, nearly 9,000-page trove of secrets from WikiLeaks, the CIA has developed its own surprisingly wide array of intrusion tools, too.

    On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released what it’s calling Vault 7, an unprecedented collection of internal CIA files—what appear to be a kind of web-based Wiki—that catalog the agency’s apparent hacking techniques. And while the hoards of security researchers poring through the documents have yet to find any actual code among its spilled secrets, it details surprising capabilities, from dozens of exploits targeting Android and iOS to advanced PC-compromise techniques and detailed attempts to hack Samsung smart TVs, turning them into silent listening devices.

  3. zyconoclast

    So did President Maricone get fellated by our Mal? Or did the Maricone sodomise our Mal?

    Both.
    Did someone say agile?

  4. Muddy

    If I had the time to read it, this looks interesting:

    In 1933 the Admiralty banned Admiral Sir Reginald ‘Blinker’ Hall from publishing his autobiography, but here, for the first time, those chapters that survived are presented in full. See what the renowned spymaster had to say about British Naval Intelligence – the pinnacle of the world’s secret intelligence services. He explores the function of secret intelligence in wartime, censorship, subterfuge, the significance of Churchill in the Dardanelles campaign, the Zimmermann telegram, the USA’s entry to the First World War in 1917, and more. With supporting text and images by Philip Vickers, this is a unique insight into the thinking of one of Britain’s pioneering intelligence leaders.

  5. Pedro the Ignorant

    Best comment on Weatherdill’s Twitter:

    “I have archived your twitter feed to humiliate your family after your death”.

    Respect…

  6. Eyrie

    Thongs aka shower shoes in Asia.

  7. stackja

    Muddy
    #2436639, posted on July 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    Burton, stackja?

    Dr John Burton – public servant
    by Hal G.P. Colebatch
    News Weekly, July 30, 2016

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If I had the time to read it, this looks interesting:

    I’m bagging a copy of that, Muddy, thanks for posting it. I read Barbara Tuchman’s “The Zimmerman Telegram ” years ago, and it sparked an interest in such mattes that’s lasted the years.

  9. srr

    So the batteries have leaked and exploded and now we’re down to mechanical wind up squirrels … all those Lauren Southern fans and ogglers NOT sharing her news of Germany having fallen back into the hands of Merkel’s Stasi, really need better excuses than the same old, same old, tell you nothing and take you no where but into the Communist UN’s Gulag’s, crap.

    The End of Germany: G20 Violence
    Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux

    Jul 8, 2017
    Over 200 police officers have been injured and 114 protesters have been arrested as leftist violence swept Hamburg, Germany, as as protests erupted in opposition to the G20 meeting of world leaders. Lauren Southern joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her personal on the ground perspective, being targeted for being a non-leftist journalist, the dismal state of freedom in Germany and what the future holds for the formerly great country.

    Lauren Southern is an independent journalist and the author of “Barbarians: How the Baby Boomers, Immigration and Islam Screwed My Generation.”

  10. Muddy

    Happy to help, Zulu. I have a growing pile of ‘not yet read’ books here, but I still manage to find ‘essential purchases.’ There are worse addictions I guess.

  11. Muddy

    Thanks stackja. I have a very poor knowledge of the early ASIO decades. Most of my research interests lie in intelligence and special operations in WW2, so it’s always good to expand one’s horizons.

  12. Mike of Marion

    Ennio Morricone Soundtrack from “Melana” starring Monica Belucci

    Poor Lad.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Happy to help, Zulu. I have a growing pile of ‘not yet read’ books here, but I still manage to find ‘essential purchases.’ There are worse addictions I guess.

    With time on my hands in retirement, I’m working my way down the “not yet read” pile, but, yes indeed, there are “essential purchases. I’m half way through David Dufty’s new book on the code breakers – fascinating new look at a subject I thought had been done to death years ago – and I’ve just unwrapped Nick Lloyd’s new title on Passchendaele.

  14. testpattern

    ‘Burton’

    Was responsible for getting the nt news published. He wanted it to present a different picture of darwin to the only other publication which was dominated by the lumpers union.

  15. Muddy

    Monica Belucci …. mmmm….

  16. srr

    She’s being kind to the dangerously deranged Macron.

    I don’t know why.

    They are a nuclear power, and his Mummy/wife, the [email protected] he married, and his Mutter/mutti Merkel are both devout, anti-humanity monsters, so really, this is no laughing matter when a pack of rabid commie dogs with nuclear codes have totally lost control of themselves and each other –

    Funny: Macron
    Bombard’s Body Language

  17. stackja

    VENONA
    Exploitation of VENONA exposes major KGB espionage agents such as Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold, David Greenglass, Theodore Hall, William Perl, the Rosenbergs, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Kim Philby, and Harry D. White.

    And Canberra.

  18. stackja

    VENONA Documents – June 1948
    Message from Moscow to Canberra
    2 June (Release 5)

  19. Slayer of Memes

    So did President Maricone get fellated by our Mal? Or did the Maricone sodomise our Mal?

    Both.
    Did someone say agile?

    At the same time would be truly agile…

  20. Muddy

    I only had a brief look at a couple of the Venona documents thanks, stackja, but the NSA website may have some other items of interest for me which I’ll return to when time permits. Cheers. (I’ve heard of Philby and read the basic published MI5 and CIA histories).

    Beauty sleep awaits. Thanks.

  21. Muddy

    Last comment: “Legacy of Ashes” was the CIA history I read, which I downloaded for free from their website, but I couldn’t find it last time I visited.

  22. BrettW

    Snoopy,
    Regarding the proposed Museum/Science centre big water tank proposed for Brisbane by the river I recall prior to Newman election Anna Bligh had a plan for the same site. However hers was to be an Aboriginal related centre.

  23. .

    Oh damn.

    Posted elsewhere by mistake.

    HEY GRANNY!

    But I Paid Into The System

    Should have a transcript. Should be put up at all voting booths, in all democracies in every election.

  24. zyconoclast

    So did President Maricone get fellated by our Mal? Or did the Maricone sodomise our Mal

    Macron warmed up with Trudeau before going in hard with Maocolm.

  25. testpattern

    Burton was also against the annexation of papua by jakarta, which was pushed by the communists and became a fait accompli when soviet subs threatened to sink the Dutch fleet. The crews were russian and wore tni uniform. They’re proud russian vets now and speak openly of that period. Burton was certainly no friend of spry and distrusted him but his support for the Dutch in papua is often used by his defenders as evidence he wasn’t in cahoots with moscow.

  26. Snoopy

    BrettW, the obvious use for the site would be residential, but government would muck that up with mandatory social housing conditions.

  27. Snoopy

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to rebuke gay Liberal senator Dean Smith for drafting a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.

    Why would he round on someone who is obediently following his directions? Of course all this comes to light while Trumble is out of the country. Plausible deniability.

  28. C.L.

    How many people actually voted for the “gay Liberal senator?”

    Like, 11?

  29. C.L.

    Via Instapundit:

    Three economists (from MIT and Tex A&M) have crunched the numbers and discovered that Obama’s Cash-for-Clunkers scheme back in 2009 was a failure even by Keynesian standards.

    The abstract of the study tells you everything you need to know.

    The 2009 Cash for Clunkers program aimed to stimulate consumer spending in the new automobile industry, which was experiencing disproportionate reductions in demand and employment during the Great Recession. Exploiting program eligibility criteria in a regression discontinuity design, we show nearly 60 percent of the subsidies went to households who would have purchased during the two-month program anyway; the rest accelerated sales by no more than eight months. Moreover, the program’s fuel efficiency restrictions shifted purchases toward vehicles that cost on average $5,000 less. On net, Cash for Clunkers significantly reduced total new vehicle spending over the ten month period.

    This is remarkable. At the time, the most obvious criticism of the scheme was that it would simply alter the timing of purchases.

    And scholars the following year confirmed that the program didn’t have any long-run impact.

    But now we find out that there was impact, but it was negative. Here’s the most relevant graph from the study. It shows actual vehicle spending and estimated spending in the absence of the program.

    Another Obama disaster.

  30. .

    MONETELL!

    You must, MUST defend Keynesian economics now!

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Newspoll: Shorten closes in on Turnbull as Libs brawl
    Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.

    The Australian
    9:30PM July 9, 2017
    25
    David Crowe
    Political correspondent
    Canberra
    @CroweDM

    The Turnbull government has lost more ground among Australian voters after weeks of campaigning on school funding and energy prices, with the Coalition trailing Labor by 47 to 53 per cent in two-party terms for the fourth consecutive survey.

    The latest Newspoll, exclusively for The Australian, shows that Labor has maintained its clear lead over the Coalition despite the government’s success in the Senate in legislating a $23.5 billion boost to school funding over a decade.

    In a danger sign for the government, the Coalition’s primary vote has slipped from 36 to 35 per cent since the last Newspoll three weeks ago, reflecting a period that included sharp criticism of government policy from former prime minister Tony Abbott.

    While Labor has also seen a dip in its primary vote from 37 to 36 per cent, it has kept its overall lead over the Coalition with the help of a lift in the Greens primary vote from 9 to 10 per cent.

    Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has kept its hold on 11 per cent of voters for the second consecutive Newspoll survey, putting it ahead of the Greens as the third force in Australian politics.

    Support for “others” increased by one percentage point. A combined total of 34 per cent of voters now support minor parties, others or declare themselves “uncommitted”.

    One Nation’s primary vote is now about eight times the national vote it gained at the election one year ago.

    From the Oz. Lord Waffle’s ultimate failure – rendering Whining William even electable as Prime Minister..

  32. zyconoclast

    How many people actually voted for the “gay Liberal senator?”
    Like, 11?

    Close

    Dean Smith got 590 votes in the 2016 election

    Ricky Muir (remember the ridicule heaped on him) got 10,632 votes.

    The rest of Dean Smits’s great work.

    Dean Anthony Smith (born 15 May 1969) is an Australian politician and Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate since 2012, representing Western Australia.[1]
    Smith joined the Liberal Party at the age of 17, and later worked as a policy advisor to Premier of Western Australia Richard Court.
    In 1998, he was a senior advisor to Prime Minister John Howard during the Coalition’s 1998 federal election campaign.
    In 2010, he founded Smith & Duda Consulting, a political lobbying firm,[2] and also served as treasurer of the Liberal Party state branch in Western Australia.[3]
    Smith was appointed to the Senate on 2 May 2012 by a joint sitting of the Parliament of Western Australia, to fill a casual vacancy caused by the death of Senator Judith Adams.[4]
    Smith was the first, from the Liberal Party, openly-LGBTI member of the Parliament of Australia and supports marriage equality in Australia.[5]
    In the past however he opposed same-sex marriage and voted against it.[6]

  33. Boambee John

    m0nty still hasn’t appeared to explain his support for Antifa, members of which cheered a speech comprised of extracts from speeches or writings of Hitler.

    Antifa are fascists.

  34. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump is batshit crazy

    How is this a bad thing?
    I don’t get it.

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In the past however he opposed same-sex marriage and voted against it.[6]

    From zyconoclasts’s link.

  36. .

    America is great. Australia sucks.

    OKC real estate.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8600-SW-46th-Pl_Oklahoma-City_OK_73179_M76978-27585

    4 beds
    2 full, 1 half baths
    2,436 sq ft
    8600 SW 46th Pl Oklahoma City, OK 73179

    Two storey, good presentation.

    200k USD. (264k AUD).

    Would cost over 500k in Australia minimum and over 1.3 million in a “good” Sydney area. Exclusive – over 2 million.

  37. zyconoclast

    I don’t think Dean Smith actually opposed SSM, he just voted against it.

    A bit like Penny Wong and Warren Entsch.

  38. C.L.

    Dean Smith got 590 votes in the 2016 election

    Righto, then!
    Why shouldn’t he overthrow the millennia-old meaning of marriage?
    He has 590 supporters, after all.

  39. rickw

    AUD 0.30 kWh

    Want to know how fucked we are?

    These are prices from Guam, power generation is all diesel driven (not something cheap like heavy fuel oil), every drop of diesel must be shipped in. On top of that the distribution infrastructure is over the top because it needs to be able to withstand typhoons.

    First 500 kWh per month USD $0.06955 per kWh
    Over 500 kWh per month USD $0.08687 per kWh
    Customer Charge Fuel Recovery Charge: USD $15 per month

    Source: Guam Power Authority – Residential schedule of rates

  40. Hydra

    In 2010, he founded Smith & Duda Consulting, a political lobbying firm,[2] and also served as treasurer of the Liberal Party state branch in Western Australia.[3]

    What a fucking corrupt disgrace.

    Jail him.

  41. Snoopy

    In 2010, he founded Smith & Duda Consulting, a political lobbying firm

    You can’t deny that he was a successful lobbyist.

  42. GerardO

    “Western Civilization” is a meaningless term.

  43. GerardO

    It’s a shame that Berlusconi wasn’t there to meet Ivanka…

  44. Crossie

    Never let a sucker out of your sight until you have every last cent, what else will their turnfailure sign up to while he is big noting himself in Paree?.

    We will find out when he triumphantly announces it to Leigh Sales on the channel which he also bought and paid for with our money.

  45. Arky

    “Western Civilization” is a meaningless term.

    ..
    Everything you rely on to live depends on the science, technology and philosophy developed painfully, slowly by great men over more than 3000 years and you dismiss it all in one stupid sentence, you fuck.

  46. Are you lot so bored talking amongst yourselves that you need me to entertain you? Geez.

  47. Crossie

    So where was Turnbull’s Boeing BBJ

    Following him around Europe empty?

    It’s only taxpayers’ money so who cares. Not everybody knows that there is such a plane and may think he really needed a lift as he put it. That man has no dignity yet has the nerve to pass judgement on Trump.

    I’m at the point where I detest Turnbull more than anyone on the Labor side.

  48. Crossie

    Newspoll: Shorten closes in on Turnbull as Libs brawl

    Damn right. People are seeing how petty Mal can get, refusing to even refer to Abbott by name dubbing him instead “the gentleman you described”.

  49. Bruce in WA

    “Western Civilization” is a meaningless term.

    Yes, I guess when you don’t have the intelligence of a penicillin mould it probably is.

  50. Leo G

    “Western Civilization” is a meaningless term.

    An example of a worthless statement.

  51. Crossie

    Dean Smith got 590 votes in the 2016 election

    Jackie Lambie got 100 times more than that and she did it on her own instead of riding someone else’s coat-tails in that election.

    I would not have believed it only a year ago that I would have more respect for Lambie than the entire Liberal Party.

  52. Crossie

    “Western Civilization” is a meaningless term.

    So why obsess about it then?

  53. max

    Thanks, Mike, for the Ennio Morricone.

  54. Armadillo

    Mrs A and I have been enjoying Docs travel blog in Sri Lanka.

    Doc, we got quite a few laughs out of it. Sounds like that Sri Lanka hasn’t changed that much at all. The driving is something to behold. Seat of your pants stuff. Elephants are for pansies. Tea is for pussies. Arak is for the brave, the strong, and the desperate. The best way to get yourself a “cold beer” is to dangle it in the pool from a piece of string at this time of year. Guaranteed to be about 2 degrees cooler than the bar fridge.

    Energy ain’t cheap. Ask any South Australian. It occurs to me that the Poms drink their beer warm because it’s fucking cold over there, and the Australians drink their beer cold because we can. The countries closer to the equator don’t have a choice. Make of that what you will. Energy starvation is debilitating. Enough said of that. Australia and America could transform the world if they wanted to.

    Doc, a few observations/tips about Sri Lanka.

    Temples: Mate, they are like castles in England. Seen one, seen them all. Difference is they make you take off your shoes, put a red dot on your forehead and buy something on the way out.

    Gemstones: Admire the beauty. Sri Lanka mines many gems. The only worthy ones being Saphires and Rubies. Don’t be fooled by the showroom lights. Ask to take it outside, and expose it to the sunlight. It will expose it’s flaws, for the naked eye to see.

    Doc, can you ask your tour guide if he knows of Mr Bogstara (perhaps spelt incorrectly)? Nice guy who liked gin and tonic. His first name was Wilhelm (or similar). His wife’s name was Fahy? Sons name was Lucus/Marcus or something close to.

    It’s a small island. Get to it. Can’t be that many of them.

    I also need you to find a bloke named “Sunil”. Drove us around for about a week in a clapped out Mazda with his nephew driving. Buddy, that herb garden you visited has more than 200 herbs.

  55. Arky

    Where the heck is everyone?

  56. Where the heck is everyone?

    On my way back after a glorious few weeks out of the Socialist Shithole formerly known as Australia.

  57. Top Ender

    They are asleep.

    I was asleep until I wasn’t. Am in Sydney for a conference. It’s 8 degrees here. Bit cooler than Darwin.

    Then onto Tasmania which is apparently going through “severe frosts”.

    I don’t care – I have a big battery to warm me. It’s called a dam run by Hydro Tasmania, and it’d better be full and spinning those turbines.

  58. Top Ender

    Article in the Oz about people calling the Trumpster psychological names:

    In a February letter to The New York Times, a group of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers said Trump had “grave emotional instability” that “makes him incapable of serving safely as president”.

    Speaking to the Breitbart website, cardiologist Afshine Emrani criticised the push to declare Trump mentally unfit: “A lot of these things are politically motivated.” Emrani said of the The New York Times letter: “Psychiatric name-calling and bullying is against their professional code. They should be exposed for what they are … I can guarantee an overwhelming majority of them voted against Trump.”

    Any use of mental health for political purposes is deleterious to liberal democracy. It also is a feature of totalitarian states. During the 1970s, psychiatrists criticised the politicisation of mental health in communist states. Sidney Bloch wrote of the systematic misuse of psychiatry for political ends in the Soviet Union. Dissidents against communist regimes in Russia and China were often classified as ­insane and sent to psychiatric hospitals. Bloch criticised the inculcation of communist ideology in the physicians during medical education and how it compromised the objectivity required for effective medical diagnosis and treatment.

    The politicisation of mental health should be avoided. It diminishes the integrity of democracy by appeal to unelected experts often shielded from public scrutiny about their possible political bias.

  59. Cold-Hands

    A bit peeved with Kennards Equipment hire.
    Because I’m not a licensed plumber, they wouldn’t hire me an “Electric Eel” motorised drain clearer. Instead I could only hire a non motorised “Drain snake”. Both could get the task done (eventually) but a task that would have taken, say 90 minutes (tops) with the electric eel took me four -five hours with the drain snake. The drain snake is more prone to operator-caused problems (some of which I discovered today) as well as needs a bit of effort.

    Surely if I am responsible for any equipment damage (as is part of the hire agreement), there’s no reason not to hire out the motorised device. It’s not as if it’s rocket science- the Electric eel has one speed, is either on or off and appears well within the capabilities of a home handyman. Certainly judging by the multiplicity of Youtube videos, they’re hired out to Joe Public in the States without the sky falling.

    Grrr 🙁

  60. I was asleep too until a migraine woke me.
    Took a couple of Endone… waiting for effect.

  61. Armadillo

    Where the heck is everyone?

    Drunk and accounted for. As for the rest. Meh.

  62. Armadillo

    Doc’s probably eating Betel nut.

  63. Top Ender

    Game of chess anyone?

    You can sign up for free at http://www.chessworld.net

    But only 20 games at a time maximum unless you pay the $25 pa sub.

    I have 65 going at present. Sounds like a lot but your opponents can have up to 10 days a move.

  64. Can’t play chess anymore TE, the three years I spent in cardiac failure and O2 deprivation have stuffed up the processing and short term memory part of my brain.
    Some came back after the transplant, but not much.
    Which reminds me:
    Women get annoyed because blokes never ask directions, but then they get annoyed when you ask where your socks are?

  65. classical_hero

    Was watching the F1 and then LOTR:ROTK, on the Foxtel pop up channel. Good to see Daniel with another podium.

  66. I think my head is coming good – off to bed.

  67. zyconoclast

    To fill in the long gaps between comments a very funny article from Takimag.com

    Black Clouds Over the Rainbow

    In case you weren’t aware because you’re some kind of bigoted and closeted asshole, this is Pride Month. Across our rainbow-colored planet, men who enjoy shoving other men’s penises in their anuses strut on city streets publicly declaring to the world that they’re proud of what they do. Joining them are women with a seasoned taste for halibut as well as men who say they’re women and women who say they’re men—what used to be known as “liars.”
    They were all having a gay old time until the black people showed up. Complicating matters even more amusingly, many of the black people were themselves gay. But they were also proud of being black, and as we all know, that matters.

    RTWT

  68. Mitch M.

    In a February letter to The New York Times, a group of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers said Trump had “grave emotional instability” that “makes him incapable of serving safely as president”.

    Idiots. The way people throw around mental health concepts these days is ridiculous. Everyone’s fucking autistic or dissociative or a psychopath or depressed and the more ignorant critics label their enemies as mentally ill. “Grave emotional instability” isn’t a diagnosis and they chose that description to protect their professional standing by avoiding a formal diagnosis. Cowards, they all but declared him a psych case. Standard political discourse these days that comes from the Left and Right.

  69. Delta A

    Headline in the $Oz:

    Turnbull tells China: rein in North Korea

    That’ll have President Xi Jinping jumping.

  70. Delta A

    Zanetti has nailed it!

  71. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    The Pell book is still on sale at Sydney Airport this morning.
    The very airport Pell flew into today.
    Clearly the book seller is a massive Pell fan & is trying to give grounds for a mistrial.

  72. srr

    Arky
    #2436719, posted on July 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Where the heck is everyone?

    You don’t really want to know, do you.

  73. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    Zimbabwe: President In Singapore For Medical Treatment

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for medical treatment, in his third such visit this year, a newspaper said July 9, Reuters reported. Mugabe was last in Singapore in May. The country’s information and broadcasting services minister told the newspaper Mugabe was in Singapore but declined to confirm the reason for the visit. Mugabe has taken more than ten trips abroad this year and wants to seek another five-year term in office in 2018. Mugabe has ruled the southern African nation since independence from the United Kingdom in 1980. With concerns about his health growing, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party will have to prepare for the country’s eventual power transition.

    But media more interested in claims from the 1970’s regarding Pell.

  74. srr

    Sunday Talks: John Brennan Selling His Politicized Narrative via Chuck Toad…
    Posted on July 9, 2017 by sundance

    Former CIA Director John Brennan has been a long-time political operative with the Obama campaign and political apparatus. First working on the campaign, then working for President Obama in the White House, then taking on the role of CIA Director.

    •During the 2008 campaign Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., was caught breaking into the State Department* to cleanse the passport records of candidate Barack Obama. •As CIA Director John Brennan admitted to using his agency to spy on congress and apologized*.

    Everything John Brennan touches is weaponized for political benefit.

    Regarding this interview. There is a great deal of misinformation surrounding the JAR (Joint Analysis Report) or the “Russian Intelligence Report”:

    ♦FIRST – Only one agency issued the report. The FBI (James Comey)

    ♦SECOND – Only information from TWO intelligence gathering agencies was used by the FBI. The CIA (John Brennan), and the NSA (Mike Rogers).

    ♦THIRD – The ODNI (Clapper) does not generate intelligence. DNI is a hub for gathering intelligence from other agencies.

    ♦FOURTH – Only the CIA stated they had “high confidence” in the report. The NSA said “moderate confidence”.

    ♦FIFTH – The report was shared with 13 additional agencies; those agencies did not participate in the content of the report.

    Summary: A highly politicized FBI black hat (James Comey) constructed a highly political intelligence report gathered from the highly politicized John Brennan (black hat) and the lesser political NSA Mike Rogers (white hat). That combined report was then shared with the political operative from the White House, ODNI bumbling doofus James Clapper (black hat), and disseminated throughout the intelligence community.

    Here’s The Actual Report:
    https://www.scribd.com/document/335307016/FBI-Russian-Hacking-Report
    View this document on Scribd

    Everyone has an opinion of the report, but few have actually read the report. It’s a giant nothingburger.

    *Continue reading →

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/09/sunday-talks-john-brennan-selling-his-politicized-narrative-via-chuck-toad/#more-135503

  75. srr

    Trump on North Korea: “I have some pretty severe things we’re thinking about”…
    Posted on July 8, 2017 by sundance

    The Big Panda is positioned to feel the Big Hurt if they don’t take action…

    First Lady Melania Trump wore a purposeful red jacket today as she was seated at the G20 during President Trump’s remarks to the summit leaders with Chinese President Xi Jinping seated next to him.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/melania-proud-1.jpg

    While in Warsaw Poland last Thursday President Trump was asked about possible action against North Korea:

    “I have some pretty severe things we’re thinking about. Doesn’t mean we’re going to do them. I don’t draw red lines.” … “It’s a shame they’re behaving this way and they’re behaving in a very dangerous manner, and something will have to be done about it.” (link)*

    Today during a bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping President Trump reinforced the message:

    President Trump, at the start of his meeting Saturday in Germany with Chinese President Xi Jinping, called the Asian nation a “great trading partner” and said the increasing North Korea nuclear threat will eventually be resolved “one way or the other.” (link)*

    *Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/08/trump-on-north-korea-i-have-some-pretty-severe-things-were-thinking-about/#more-135482

  76. john constantine

    Their mugabe, of their Zimbabwe is the shining example of what the new anywhere class of transnational totalitarian crony politicals are striving to create.

    Just because the ‘somewhere’ the political class came from is become a hellhole on earth, the elites that toppled Zimbabwe from the racist settler Anglosphere can holiday ‘anywhere’ in the world, seek medical treatment ‘anywhere’ in the world, store their wealth ‘anywhere’ in the world.

    To their transnational left, there is no difference between Australia now, and Rhodesia in the Sixties, stolen land that the racist frontiersman culture can not be allowed to rest at peace in.

    The reward for the elite quislings that topple Australia from the Anglosphere into ‘somewhere’ like Zimbabwe-with-beaches will be that they can go ‘anywhere’ in the world to enjoy their payoffs.

  77. srr

    Everything and everyone on the status quo side, is rooted, with a giant, diseased, demon dick.

    CHURCH OF ENGLAND VOTES FOR
    ‘MARKING’ GENDER TRANSITION WITH CEREMONY

    Church of England Votes in Favour of
    ‘Marking’ Gender Transitions with Religious Ceremony

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/09/church-england-votes-welcome-transgender-ceremony/

  78. custard

    Anyone know if Alan Jones has already interviewed Bernardi this morning?

  79. stackja

    custard
    #2436762, posted on July 10, 2017 at 7:43 am
    Anyone know if Alan Jones has already interviewed Bernardi this morning?

    Yes. About 30 minutes ago.

  80. Good to see the Libs pushing ahead with the SSM private members bill.

    Hence the fake Abbott destroyer narrative. They can self-destruct and blame Abbott for the inevitable landslide loss.

    The fix is in.

  81. stackja

    custard
    #2436762, posted on July 10, 2017 at 7:43 am
    Anyone know if Alan Jones has already interviewed Bernardi this morning?

    Alan talks to the Australian Conservatives founder about the future of the Liberal Party and the Halal certification controversy
    Download this podcast here

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    Not quite for Mugabe, the deteriorating old gorilla JC. He is banned from Europe, where most kleptocrats go for medical treatment. Ditto the US. I often wonder about his long haul forays. When he commandeers an Air Zim plane at whim, does he insist on a white crew at the controls?

    can holiday ‘anywhere’ in the world, seek medical treatment ‘anywhere’ in the world, store their wealth ‘anywhere’ in the world.

  83. Top Ender

    Only in the Territory Department:

    Family feud’s fiery finale

    KIERAN BANKS

    Former husband jailed for torching home, sister’s car

    A LONG-running feud between a husband and his sisters-in-law ended when he set their car and a home on fire in a remote Territory community.

    Spaniard Baldomero Santamaria, 68, was handed a five year jail sentence for arson, causing more than $310,000 damage to the house and car.

    Mr Santamaria built two homes in Bulgul, 220km southwest of Darwin, one for his wife Marjorie and child, and the second for relatives of his wife to stay in.

    The couple split in the year 2000, and Santamaria moved into the second home on traditional indigenous land.

    Over years, tensions between Mr Santamaria and the sisters, Agatha and Rosemary Morgan, increased, because they perceived he was living on land that was not his.

    On April 9, the sisters accused Mr Santamaria of wetting their possessions.

    Justice Jenny Blockland said an argument between himself, his ex-wife and the sisters escalated.

    “Unkind things were said, and yelled, by all parties. Mr Santamaria, however, became exceptionally angry,” she said.

    Ms Blockland said Santamaria then poured petrol over Agatha Morgan’s Mitsubishi Triton and ignited it.

    “The vehicle caught alight immediately. The sisters feared for their safety and fled from House 11.

    “Mr Santamaria walked over to House 11 and set it alight. The house ignited on fire. The Morgan sisters were later advised that the house was on fire.

    “Police arrived from Batchelor and Mr Santamaria made spontaneous admissions to lighting the fires. He said to police, ‘Do you see what happened?’ And a police officer said, ‘Who did it?’ Mr Santamaria said, ‘Yes, I did. I did this.’”

    The fires caused $292,520 to the house and $21,265 to the car.

    Ms Blockland said Santamaria would be eligible for parole after two years.

    1/3rd of a million bucks and he gets two years.

    Then again, “Spaniard Baldomero Santamaria” will have the most interesting name inside, and he’s a sure bet to play Father Xmas at the annual knees up.

    NT News complete article.

  84. Hydra

    If Trump is mentally ill he should be held up as a beacon of achievement as opposed to being told that he shouldn’t have the job.

  85. val majkus

    Delingpole on the Bank of England (last 2 paras copied here)

    I’m racking my brain to think which newspaper in these dumbed-down, brainwashed times would take a piece critiquing a Bank of England report on climate change resilience. None, obviously, because it’s too esoteric and anyway, the media doesn’t like to rock the boat — either because it subscribes to the official narrative or because it’s sick of fending off vexatious Ipso complaints from green ideologues and climate industry stooges. So the result is that false information on climate change — it would be branded ‘fake news’ if it came from the right — is freely disseminated, is largely unchallenged, and becomes widely accepted fact.

    Think of this, next time you chat about climate change to someone who must know what they’re talking about because they’re a high powered financier/a City lawyer/a senior oil industry executive/an actual scientist/a university professor. Likely their opinions will not be borne of personal investigation, but rather will come from simply having taken on trust an official narrative which it would be more than their job’s worth to challenge even if they felt the urge.

    This is the nature of groupthink and there’s hardly an institution in the western world which isn’t a prisoner of it. Such a pity that those few of us holding the keys to the cell doors are treated like pariahs.

  86. Tom

    Racist white settlers attack innocent wildlife — AP via Oz:

    Wildlife officers are searching for a black bear that attacked a Colorado camp staffer and bit him on the head as he slept outdoors near campers.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says the 19-year-old woke up at around 4am Sunday to a “crunching sound” with his head inside the mouth of the bear, which was trying to pull him out of his sleeping bag.

    She says the teen punched and hit it and other staffers at Glacier View Ranch 77 kilometres north-west of Denver yelled and swatted at the bear, which ran away. The staffer was treated briefly at a hospital.

    Black bears aren’t usually aggressive but they recently attacked a woman in a popular hiking area in Idaho and killed two people in Alaska.

  87. john constantine

    http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20170614/pdf/43jxykhn9lcshj.pdf

    Did alright out of ‘iron overload disease’ scanning company RHT back in the tech boom.

    Got a hatfull now, but interesting to see how long overnight success can take.

    Interesting to see that machine learning/a.i. is being used to improve interpretation of scanning results for benefits exceeding those of new scanner tech.

  88. P

    Top Ender #2436723, posted on July 10, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Am in Sydney for a conference. It’s 8 degrees here. Bit cooler than Darwin.

    Hope you enjoy Sydney, looks like a lovely day coming up.

    TE, you may enjoy this YouTube clip Sydney’s ‘Black-Out’ (WWII)

  89. Geriatric Mayfly

    Met one of them face to face on a walking trail in Oregon. Some strange guttural noises didn’t bode well. Climbing trees is no escape route either. So I backed off slowly, sat on a log, reading the think bubbles above its head. It eventually retreated into the scrub grunting profanities and looking back in regret.

  90. john constantine

    The soundbites sky just played of Barnaby, versus the soundbites sky played of their wong-ponzi, showed how the monomaniacal wong-ponzi can laser in on the message as a weapon.

    Poor old burnt-out barnaby struggled to say the right thing for the country, without a focus on political victory first.

    Has he given up, and if so, why not start laying a few landmines for the shortenponzi- reich?.

  91. Dr Faustus

    Church of England Votes in Favour of ‘Marking’ Gender Transitions with Religious Ceremony

    I shouldn’t be too surprised: an actual belief in Christianity is optional for C of E clergy.

  92. Top Ender

    In Qantas Club now P, and it’s saying the video is restricted – don’t know if it’s the Club blocking it or not. But will check it out.

  93. pete m

    Sad R Porte crashedout TDF.

    Good now as I can go to bed early and just watch overnight results in playback.

    Was quite shocking at 1am to see him crash – took a few hours to get to sleep.

    Glad to hear he should recover quickly.

  94. Tom

    Prediction: the New York Times can’t survive its descent into weaponised disinformational propaganda, which coats every political story with Democratic Party howler monkey screeching. Can you believe, without a shred of evidence, in spite of the destruction of CNN’s credibility in the past week, it is still pushing the Wussiagate fake news? From this morning’s NYT mailout:

    Following his first face-to-face meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Trump took to Twitter to address Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, stating that he had “strongly pressed” Mr. Putin and declaring it time for the United States to work constructively with Russia.
    While Mr. Trump has been dogged by revelations of undisclosed meetings between his associates and Russians, new documents reveal that Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign advisers met with a Russian lawyer who has ties to the Kremlin.
    The June 9 meeting is the first confirmed private meeting between a Russian national and members of Mr. Trump’s inner circle during the campaign.

    The whole story is bullshit. There never will be “evidence” because it has all been made up. But there’s not a single voice in NYT editorial management warning of the consequences for NYT credibility and therefore readership and circulation. Wow.

  95. Rabz

    the Halal certification controversy

    #toostupidtosurvive

  96. Notafan

    Not at all surprising, a muslim mp claimed 500 to 600 were killed in Grenfell.

    It’s the same old story but at least police are investigating.

    Finsbury Park seems to be a fizzler as far as muslim victimhood goes but Grenfell Towers, that one has legs.


    Conspiracy theorists unite

  97. Top Ender

    One of my regrets when in Canada was not seeing a wolverine.

    Apparently they are extremely ferocious and much more dangerous than bears. Although musing on such things when your head is in the bear’s jaws is just a touch finessed.

  98. Rabz

    Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election

    The lie that will not die.

    Anyone who maintains that the Rooshians “meddled” in the US election is a plastic turkey.

  99. Rabz

    Saw some brown bears in the wild when in the US in 1993.

    Thankfully not from the perspective of waking up with my scone in one’s mouth.

  100. thefrolickingmole

    Their ABC is trumpeting Maols great triumph in getting Trump to not slap tariffs on Australian steel and Aluminium products.
    https://www.ovoenergy.com/guides/energy-guides/average-electricity-prices-kwh.html
    American electricity cost: 12c
    Australian electricity cost: 29c

    Why would he bother, we are creating a massive internal tariff to punish industry.

  101. Goanna

    Cold-Hands
    Surely if I am responsible for any equipment damage (as is part of the hire agreement), there’s no reason not to hire out the motorised device. It’s not as if it’s rocket science- the Electric eel has one speed, is either on or off and appears well within the capabilities of a home handyman. Certainly judging by the multiplicity of Youtube videos, they’re hired out to Joe Public in the States without the sky falling.

    The coiled cables used on electric sewer cleaning machines are meant to be used in a clockwise motion only, including on extraction. I wouldn’t like to be using hired gear after incompetents. A snapped cable twelve foot down a boundary shaft is a serious problem.

  102. Notafan

    Enough to fuel islamifauxbia for years to come


    More on the 500 /600 conspiracy

  103. stackja

    P
    #2436774, posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:15 am
    Top Ender #2436723, posted on July 10, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Having returned in 1947 to manage the Balmain Co., in 1949 Conde became emergency electricity commissioner, charged by the State government with responsibility for overcoming widespread and frequent failures in power supply. He soon recognized the inadequacy of existing generating capacity and devised a scheme whereby particular regions in Sydney were blacked out on a roster system. A ‘blackout bureau’ was established to inform consumers of projected power cuts. The immediate postwar power problems, and his efforts to alleviate them, drew attention to the need for more fundamental reform. In May 1950 the Electricity Commission of New South Wales was set up. Conde was appointed full-time chairman and chief executive officer; he had four part-time commissioners to support him.

    The Electricity Commission endeavoured to eliminate power shortages by planning additional generating stations and improved transmission facilities. Seven ‘package’ steam-generating stations were ordered from the U.S.A. and in May 1951 Conde flew there to expedite delivery. He returned to Australia in September and secured approval for immediate installation of the new plant. On 25 May 1953 all restrictions on the use of power in New South Wales were lifted. That year Conde was appointed to the interim advisory council which reported to Federal and State governments on the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme.

  104. Rabz

    LOL. Paul “is wrong (again)” Kelly is maintaining in today’s Oz that Fatty Trump was “played” at the G20 by Putin and the Chinaman.

    Just get a load of this turgid, leaden word soup:

    The G20 meeting in Germany has been dismal, disappointing and divisive — an ominous warning of an ineffective America, the retreat of global collaboration and the rise of “nation-first” policies that guarantee more disorder and risk greater military conflict.

    What an inexcusable waste of pixels.

  105. Sparkx

    From Notafan’s post re Grenfell –

    Nazim Ali, a director of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC),

    A joke surely?

  106. Geriatric Mayfly

    the retreat of global collaboration

    Will that vulgar word never die? It brings back haunting memories of endless meetings, which droned on and on and on, all in the name of collaborative decision making. Whereas, a good Chair could have disposed of the usual trivia in a jiffy.

  107. Gab

    A joke surely?

    And a classic oxymoron.

  108. Sparkx

    From the Courier Mail (paywalled) –

    A HIGH-PROFILE LNP member has been suspended by the party for 12 months for criticising Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    Anyone know who and what they said?

  109. Anthony

    Delta A
    #2436744, posted on July 10, 2017 at 4:48 am
    Headline in the $Oz:

    Turnbull tells China: rein in North Korea

    That’ll have President Xi Jinping jumping.

    Publicly chastise a Chinese leader at your peril.

  110. Senile Old Guy

    What a surprise! Bolt:

    SIGNS OF THE LIBERALS BEING DESTROYED
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    The signs of the Turnbull Government’s destruction are everywhere.
    They come down to two thing above all.
    First, poor leadership and direction from Malcolm Turnbull.
    Second, an inability of the party to contain both the Left and the conservatives.

    Turnbull has destroyed the Liberal Party. Shorten, the most useless and inept excuse for a leader, demolished by Abbott, is being gifted the Lodge courtesy of the the utterly awful Lord Waffle and what is left of the Liberal Party.

    Meanwhile, what’s left of the Liberal Party spends its time rending its garments on the issue of SSM, a issue of importance to less than 1% of 1% of voters. Meanwhile, the cost of electricity — and, therefore, the cost of everything — goes sky high, courtesy of idiotic policies on renewables; all for a country which is responsible for less than 1% of world CO2 emissions (if that mattered but it doesn’t).

  111. john constantine

    http://www.asteronlife.com.au/balance/content/australia-and-ai-revolution-how-safe-your-job#sthash.NW3uFYmr.dpbs

    “This trend is expected to change the labour force as we know it. A recent report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) estimates that 40 per cent of Australian jobs will be automated by 2025. That’s likely to amount to around five million jobs, say analysts. ”

    Their elite quisling class of australia must now open the floodgates to mass importation of unskilled, never assimilate voteherds, do it now to lock in as big a socialist resentfull cannonfodder underclass as the left can recruit.

    As history informs us, the elites that recruit masses of barbarians to overthrow the elites internal opponents [then fail to pay the barbarians what was promised] do not end well.

    But this time it will be different, because true socialism has never been done before.

  112. Roger

    Church of England Votes in Favour of ‘Marking’ Gender Transitions with Religious Ceremony:

    “Such a service would not be a second baptism, however, as the Church’s teaching is that humans are made in the image of God – transcending gender – and baptism takes place only once.”

    Bad theology begets bad practice.

    What the word of God says:

    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

  113. Rabz

    what’s left of the liberal party spends its time rending its garments on the issue of SSM, an issue of importance to less than 1% of 1% of voters. Meanwhile, the cost of electricity — and, therefore, the cost of everything — goes sky high, courtesy of idiotic policies on renewables

    Yep. Why would anyone vote for those frigging dunderheaded imbeciles?

  114. stackja

    Sparkx
    #2436797, posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:52 am
    From the Courier Mail (paywalled) –

    A HIGH-PROFILE LNP member has been suspended by the party for 12 months for criticising Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    Anyone know who and what they said?

    The Courier-Mail understands David Goodwin, a former senate candidate and former president of the Young Nationals and the Young LNP, was suspended over his private account Facebook post calling for Mr Turnbull to be dumped for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

    It is understood offence was taken at the wording used by Mr Goodwin to describe Mr Turnbull.
    In the Facebook post — written about March 12 — he shared a link to a story on the Turnbull Government’s “no jab, no play” vaccination policy and described it as the “final overreach by a hopeless PM”.

    “He will not be PM after the next election even if he is when it is called,” Mr Goodwin wrote of Mr Turnbull in the post.

    “Shorten is one of the dumbest politicians ever but Turnbull is proving dumber. It is time to seriously consider switching the leader of the LNP to Barnaby Joyce as the only way to stop the current idiot and avoid the inevitable ALP/Green consequence of having put him there.”

    He was previously served a three-month suspension after doing an interview on the Federal Coalition’s dumping of former PM Tony Abbott for Mr Turnbull in 2015.

  115. john constantine

    Scrubbing dunnies for their crony quisling elite might be the only job left for proles in the Brave New Austrazeula.

    [instead of leaving lines of coke on the coffee table for their domestics like their abc types used to, they may leave vegetable peelings and fruit rind in the rubbish bins, for the domestic slaves to scavenge.]

    Robot dunny cleaners will become available, but they won’t thrill their elites like the sight of a submissive young female prole on her knees and scrubbing their number twos from the sparkling crapper.

  116. srr

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2436767, posted on July 10, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Not quite for Mugabe, the deteriorating old gorilla JC. He is banned from Europe, where most kleptocrats go for medical treatment. Ditto the US. I often wonder about his long haul forays. When he commandeers an Air Zim plane at whim, does he insist on a white crew at the controls?

    can holiday ‘anywhere’ in the world, seek medical treatment ‘anywhere’ in the world, store their wealth ‘anywhere’ in the world.

    Yeah, that’s the old pitch that old UN peddlers like Christine Lagarde and the rest of the Soros & Co. mobsters have dragged back out again to try to get their useful idiots to, hang in there, and, trust that their time up the top of the [bloody UN] Pyramid [Scheme] is just around the corner … 🙄 … unlike Trump and Co. they can’t see around corners 😉 🙂

  117. john constantine

    Their short-ponzi, the Stephen Bradbury of Australian political ice-skating.

    Last idiot standing wins the keys to the treasury.

  118. Sparkx

    thanks stackja. Give that Goodwin fellow a pat on the back for the bit about Trumble. Not too keen on the Joyce idea though.

  119. srr

    Top Ender
    #2436786, posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:34 am
    One of my regrets when in Canada was not seeing a wolverine.

    Apparently they are extremely ferocious and much more dangerous than bears. Although musing on such things when your head is in the bear’s jaws is just a touch finessed.

    🙂 … allow President Trump to introduce you to some 😉 –

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/trump-friends-3-e1495075366310.jpg

  120. hzhousewife

    The Pell book is still on sale at Sydney Airport this morning.

    I thought the sale of the book was only banned in Victoria.

  121. srr

    F’n’ idiot, desperate Leftist propagandists … ya gotta laugh at ’em –

    Peddle more Leftist propaganda, more harder.
    Don’t say you’re for ag’in’ it, just pump it out there.
    You built a trust base as a not-a-leftist, they’ll click on your ambiguous links, and bam, we’ll suck ’em back in!

    😆 … they’re everywhere, they’re everywhere … 😆

  122. Notafan

    Correct hz

    But airport sales are problematic.

    The guilty til (never)proven innocent mob are going mad on Facebook.

    Julia Gillard should be damn proud to see how her Catholic Church equals pedokingdom meme has become the only narrative.

  123. Top Ender

    allow President Trump to introduce you to some

    On reflection, Ozzystralia is supposed to have some of the most dangerous animals in the world, but perhaps not.

    Back when we had a tiger, we could hold our heads up. Now we only have the crocodile to keep us in the Top 10. And we still don’t allow commercial hunting.

    Still in the Qantas Lounge en route to conference. Just saw a bloke with a Sea Shepherd jacket on. If I see him again I will cruise on by and make some sneering remarks about yum yum humpback burger.

    Actually I was part of a group about 15 years ago scuba diving in Jervis Bay and some humpbacks approached us. I was most impressed and they are my favourite whalie thing, but Sea Shepherd are a bunch of hypocrites and deserve a good thumping.

  124. Roger

    Louise Milligan was on The Dumb recently proclaiming that Pell is entitled to the presumption of innocence.

    “Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue” (La Rochefoucauld).

    Hypocrisy, thy name is journalism.

  125. Notafan

    What is this anyone who links and critiques articles not approved by Orson cum Seymour is an agent of the illuminati?

    Of course they are.

    And winning the battle for hearts and minds too.

    Mr Soros said I could go for my break now.

  126. calli

    On the Church of England, here is an article in which the writer unknowingly outlines what is going wrong.

    Ultimately, there will be a split in the Anglican Communion. Liberal Episcopalians and CofE will go their own way, while conservative dioceses in Australia, Asia and Africa will go theirs.

    We know which ones are growing, as they faithfully preach the gospel. And the gospel includes the facts of sin and judgement, otherwise it wouldn’t be Good News.

  127. srr

    TheLastRefuge‏ @TheLastRefuge2 6m6 minutes ago
    TheLastRefuge Retweeted The Hill

    🤔 Ana Navarro is to a “GOP Strategist” what a canoe is to a cruise ship. 🤣👇
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/884183654993408001

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill

    Trump Jr. gets in Twitter war with GOP strategist
    http://hill.cm/ZDSBa2I

  128. incoherent rambler

    Cats beware. Mal will soon introduce legislation to ban criticism of Herr Mikail Trumblemeister.
    Let the internments begin.

  129. srr

    ‘Memes are a threat to democracy’ warns Salon (LOL)
    Bearing

  130. Roger

    Ultimately, there will be a split in the Anglican Communion. Liberal Episcopalians and CofE will go their own way, while conservative dioceses in Australia, Asia and Africa will go theirs.

    The fissures opened up a generation ago and the cracks have only gotten wider since.

    GAFCON is really a provisional synod in preparation for the day Canterbury finally goes over to the dark side.

  131. Myrddin Seren

    Not sure if this has been posted already however –

    a pretty scary interview of Lauren Southern by Stefan Molyneux on the post-Hamburg washup.

    The End of Germany: G20 Violence

    As told by Hamburg locals to Lauren:

    “You don’t understand Lauren – there are members of the police, members of the government who are part of the Black Bloc”.

    ( h/t SDA )

  132. srr

    [ad ends at 1:17 if you want to skip it and get to the meat]

    Italy’s Backlash to Soaring Invasion, 1705
    The Still Report

    Jul 9, 2017
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on: Italy’s Backlash to Soaring Invasion, 1705

    Synopsis: With the closing of the overland routes between Turkey and Western Europe, the primary route for the Soros-sponsored invasion is now Italy.

    We first did a story on the Mediterranean invasion route from ports in North Africa across 260 miles of the Mediterranean Sea to Sicily and southern Italy on Dec. 3, 2016. Tiny overcrowded boats set sail northwards for Italy never have to go more than a few miles offshore before they are “rescued” by a variety of Soros-sponsored NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) operating much larger ships, then whisked to an ever-changing variety of Italian ports so-as to not alert the public.

    The average European is now becoming acutely aware that the floodtide of migrants will surely kill Western Europe economically and culturally, but this message is only now beginning to filter upwards to the elites that run the EU.

    On Friday, Italy’s former Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi – a former believer in the invasion disguised as a New World Order race-mixing experiment – wrote in his new book:

    “We need to free ourselves from a sense of guilt. We do not have the moral duty to welcome into Italy people who are worse off than ourselves….”

    Renzi is also the leader of Italy’s Democratic Party. The comments were initially printed in party’s website, but after an explosion from Europe’s elite, quickly removed.

    With undocumented migrant arrivals up by 20% over a year ago, an already weak Italian economy has now reached the breaking point. The current Italian government is now threatening to close all ports to the Soros-funded “rescue” boats.

    Renzi’s PD party recently lost control of 30 municipalities in traditional leftist strongholds due to the societal costs of the invasion. Emma Bonino, a PD member and former Italian foreign minister put it this way:

    “At the beginning, we didn’t realize that this was a structural problem and not a passing phase. We shot ourselves in the foot.”

    Anti-immigrant, anti-EU sentiment became apparent a year ago when the Italian Donald Trump, Virginia Raggi, the 5-Star Movement candidate, became Rome’s first woman mayor, winning an overwhelming landslide victory over the PD candidate with 67% of the vote.

  133. Senile Old Guy

    On reflection, Ozzystralia is supposed to have some of the most dangerous animals in the world, but perhaps not. Back when we had a tiger, we could hold our heads up. Now we only have the crocodile to keep us in the Top 10.

    TE, ‘dangerous’ does not necessarily require size and teeth.

    The world’s 10 deadliest animals – and they’re all Aussies.

    A little bit of poison goes a long way, as Dame Agatha demonstrated in many famous mysteries.

  134. Boambee John

    So m0nty turns up for a drive by comment at 1117, but resolutely refuses to acknowledge the fascist nature of Antifa, an organisation whose actions he admires. This fascist nature being demonstrated by the applause Antifa members gave to a speech essentially composed of quotes of Hitler.

    And, of course, he still refuses to acknowledge, much less condemn, the many crimes of communism.

  135. Tom

    ‘Memes are a threat to democracy’ warns Salon (LOL)

    Anyone who doubts the explosive effect the internet is having on the mainstream media’s control of opinion and public thought should click on the video srr just posted.

    It’s just an Australian bloke (in his mum’s basement?) offering an intelligent criticism of leftist media groupthink. In 24 hours, it has already been played 28,000 times — the equivalent of many national magazine circulations. In less than a week, it will have been absorbed by more people than the readerships of most Australian capital city daily newspapers.

  136. Tom

    In the comments under the YouTube video I linked to, a viewer explains how modern leftist propaganda works:

    Star Glitter Glow3 hours ago
    Hitler ate food.
    The people at CNN eat food.
    Now I’m not saying the people at CNN are Hitler, I’m just strongly implying it.

  137. stackja

    Lambeth Conference
    From Wikipedia

    Seventh: 1930

    Resolution 16 expressed “abhorrence of the sinful practice of abortion.”
    Resolution 18 reckoned “sexual intercourse between persons who are not legally married” to be “a grievous sin.”

    Eighth: 1948
    Presided over by: Geoffrey Fisher
    349 bishops attend
    Advised that the ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi “would be against the tradition and order…of the Anglican Communion” and dismissed the need for further examination of women’s ordination.
    Welcomed full communion between the Anglican and Old Catholic churches.
    Affirmed that “discrimination between men on the grounds of race alone is inconsistent with the principles of Christ’s religion”.

    Ninth: 1958
    Presided over by: Geoffrey Fisher
    310 bishops attend
    Called for respect for the “consciences” of married couples who use birth control.
    Recommended considering the renewal of the permanent diaconate.

    Tenth: 1968
    This was the first conference not to take place in Lambeth Palace. This was because of the increase in the number of bishops attending, as well as the presence of almost 100 observers and consultants. Meetings were instead held at Church House, Westminster although the bishops, with their spouses, were invited to dinner at Lambeth by rotation.
    Presided over by Michael Ramsey who famously dozed off during at least one debate.
    462 bishops attended
    Recommended the ordination of women to the diaconate and the recognition of previously-appointed “deaconesses” as deacons.
    Found the arguments for and against women in the priesthood “inconclusive”.
    Suggested that assent to the Thirty-Nine Articles no longer be required of clergy.
    Endorsed open communion.

  138. thefrolickingmole

    Tom

    Its an incredibly good point, think of how constrained people were by the media back until the net gained traction.
    No lockstep media and its unlikely there could have been the infestation of the universities by the various “grievance” studies.
    Of course it does have its own downside of normalizing some weird behavior but without it we might be treated to Mao Trumble being presented as a competent leader..
    It worked for Whitlam, so dont laugh.

  139. john constantine

    Their hitler was godless, socialist and vegan.

    Their cnn are godless, socialist and vegan.

    All we need is to drive the mongrels back into their respective fuhrer bunkers and mock them as they implode into Downfall.

  140. stackja

    stackja
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2436846, posted on July 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

    ?

  141. struth

    ANTIFA
    Adolph’s Nazi Toddlers In Fascist Army.

    Academia’s Nazi Teens In Fascist Actions.

  142. Andreas

    So m0nty turns up for a drive by comment at 1117, but resolutely refuses to acknowledge the fascist nature of Antifa, an organisation whose actions he admires. This fascist nature being demonstrated by the applause Antifa members gave to a speech essentially composed of quotes of Hitler.

    Given that he thinks Nazis should be punched, maybe as an Antifa supporter he should give himself an uppercut. But then he’s very good at doing that already.

  143. C.L.

    We all know Chris Uhlmann wrote his anti-Trump G20 piece before he left Australia.
    You’re not fooling anybody, Chris.

    The SMH covers Uhlmann’s “viral” “report” – meaning leftist nutballs on Twitter loved it.
    Then the inevitable cover story:

    Despite being married to Labor politician Gai Brodtmann, Uhlmann was once senior adviser to conservative Christian independent Paul Osborne and is generally considered a conservative.

    LOL.

  144. H B Bear

    I don’t even know why they hold the G20. Let’s just ask Mr Gai Brodtmann himself.

  145. Boambee John

    Andreas

    m0nty thinks uppercuts are for wimps.

    He prefers rakes, lots and lots of rakes!

  146. Jo Smyth

    Have you read Paul Kelly’s hate piece on Donald Trump in the Australian. Pathetic. It was quite funny in parts though when he is talking up Turnbull. As if the Fake has any impact on world affairs when most of the world knows he is on borrowed time.

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anthony Loyd
    The Times
    10:25AM July 10, 2017

    Victorious Iraqi troops overwhelmed the last strongholds of Islamic State in Mosul’s old city, finally ending the cataclysmic nine-month battle that has reduced much of Iraq’s second city to ruins and cost thousands of civilian and military lives.

    Scrambling over piles of rubble a skinny soldier covered in dust raised the Iraqi flag on the west bank of the Tigris shortly after 11am, a moment signifying the defeat of Isis in Mosul three years after it had captured the city, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its leader, announced the creation of the caliphate from the Great Mosque of al-Nuri.

    Last month, in a sign suggesting that ISIS knew Mosul was lost, its fighters blew up the mosque.

    Although sporadic gunfire and the occasional air strike still thumped across the wreckage throughout the afternoon as the last pockets of Isis fighters were hunted down, the old city was considered secure enough for Haider al-Abadi, the prime minister, to arrive and announce that the battle was over.

    “The commander in chief of the armed forces, Haider al-Abadi, arrived in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulated the heroic fighters and Iraqi people for the great victory,” his office said in a statement.

    From the Oz. Wasn’t Mosul captured in the first place because the Iraqis hardly fired a shot in it’s defence?

  148. Mike of Marion

    Ennio Morricone – The Lady Caliph

    Performed by Yo-Yo Ma (cellist)

  149. Mother Lode

    Antifa are fascists.

    Well, of course they are.

    They don’t understand what fascism is. All they know is that if they don’t like something it is fascist.

    All Antifa means is that they are violently opposed to things they don’t like.

    Now, that might sound like a tautology, one which hold for every person, but it is not. The trick is in the words ‘violently against’.

    Grown ups dislike things they dislike. They do not feel compelled to abolish things they don’t like. I hate cucumbers. And grown ups don’t get their rocks of smashing and destroying things.

  150. Anthony

    The eastern european countries don’t want the muslims; the English, French, German, Italian and Dutch people don’t want any more; the Scandinavians have already destroyed their countries; the muslims don’t want to go to Spain or Portugal. That leaves Belgium. Send them all to Belgium and build a big wall around it.

  151. C.L.

    Paul Kelly’s oddball definition of “leadership” is following the mob.
    Somebody who stands apart on principle, regardless of the cost, is not a leader.
    See? Makes sense, huh.

  152. Senile Old Guy

    Talk about junk science; and publicised by their ABC under the heading

    Mackay study into topical antibiotics published in one of the world’s best medical journals

    Any number of Australian scientists publish in the the world’s ‘best’ journals.

    A North Queensland medical research team’s study into the effectiveness of topical antibiotics has been published in one of the world’s most prestigious surgical journals. James Cook University Professor Clare Heal led a team of researchers based in Mackay to investigate whether doctors should prescribe antibiotics applied to the skin as an alternative to oral or intravenous antibiotics. The inclusion of the Mackay team’s research in the surgical journal is all the more significant because most of the doctors come from a background in general practice, not surgery.

    That is pure puff pastry science. And the ‘research’:

    Antibiotics applied to the skin: The study collated various separate studies and found the use of topical antibiotics should be discouraged until more information on allergy risks and their involvement in antibiotic resistance is available.

    No, it didn’t find that: that was their recommendation. In the real world, there is a difference between a ‘finding’ and a ‘recomnedation.

    Professor Heal said topical antibiotics were more commonly prescribed in the United States, where they were available over the counter, but were sometimes used in Australia. “What we found is that overall topical antibiotics applied to surgical wounds reduces the rate of infection moderately by about 40 per cent,” she said.

    So, half the time, they work. Not bad. But…

    “But we also found there was no information about adverse effects, such as antibiotic resistance or allergy. “So basically our summary was we wanted to discourage the use of topical antibiotics because there wasn’t enough information about adverse effects, and we feel this will help to reduce the overuse of antibiotics.”

    So, the drugs work, reasonably often, and their is no evidence of problems — repeat, no evidence of problems — but they want to discourage the use of reasonably effective drugs because of the ‘overuse of antibiotics’ bogeyman, which they have no evidence of.

    Possibly worse than ‘climate change’.

  153. Zyconoclast

    Their mugabe, of their Zimbabwe is the shining example of what the new anywhere class of transnational totalitarian crony politicals are striving to create.

    At least Mugabe isn’t as stupid as Chavez. Chavez went to comrade Cuba for treatment.

  154. srr

    You don’t understand Lauren – there are members of the police, members of the government who are part of the Black Bloc”.

    I don’t understand how anyone doesn’t understand this, particularly anyone who’s done any, out in the field, globe trotting journalism amongst the rioting mobs, as Lauren Southern has.

    Maybe it is just another new echo chamber within new media, of those looking to set themselves up as the new future old guard, by remaining strategically deaf and blind to the (current), global political powers they are (consciously or not), sucking up to, because deep down they really do believe the same monsters always have and always will control everything and there is no God to give a shit about keeping any of His promises.

  155. struth

    I don’t understand how anyone doesn’t understand this, particularly anyone who’s done any, out in the field, globe trotting journalism amongst the rioting mobs, as Lauren Southern has.

    Look how young she is.

    You could see her face in that interview.
    She nearly went to tears a few times because shit got real in Germany.
    God bless her and young people like her, she is to be admired but her youth should not be forgotten.

  156. dweezy2176

    Just saw a bloke with a Sea Shepherd jacket on
    They must be running a clearance bin special .. seen half a dozen around Sydney in the past week

  157. notafan

    From the Oz. Wasn’t Mosul captured in the first place because the Iraqis hardly fired a shot in it’s defence?

    I think the actual shots fired in defense was zero.

    You might say heads should roll, but the reavers took care of that already.

  158. Senile Old Guy

    Could the UN be more useless?

    On Friday, the United Nations passed the first-ever treaty imposing a total nuclear weapons ban. With North Korea openly continuing to test its arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, each capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the decision couldn’t be more timely. In a press briefing Thursday, UN conference president Elayne Whyte Gomez said that “we are on the verge of adopting the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons”. “This will be a historic moment and it will be the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years,” Gomez added, according to Time.

    Of the nine supposed nuclear-armed nations, only North Korea didn’t participate in the voting. Eight nations voted yes, the Netherlands voted against the decision, while Singapore abstained. Still, the US, Britain, and France released a joint statement after the treaty was adopted, stating “We do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it”. The three nations explained that “a purported ban on nuclear weapons that does not address the security concerns that continue to make nuclear deterrence necessary cannot result in the elimination of a single nuclear weapon and will not enhance any country’s security, nor international peace and security.”

    So the ‘ban’ will have no effect on anything.

    Would the UN’s historic treaty be a wasted effort? As the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Beatrice Fihn said, “If the world comes together in support of a nuclear ban, then nuclear weapons countries will likely follow suit, even if it doesn’t happen right away.”

    Sure.

  159. Bruce in WA

    We were on a coach tour in Canada when we spotted a Mumma grizzly and two cubs feeding on spilt grain on a railway track about 50 metres off the road. Driver stopped the coach so we could get photos. One of the passengers — American woman — wanted him to open the door so she could get out and take some closer photos. When he refused, explaining the mother bear would rip the woman apart if she felt her cubs were threatened, the passenger went ballistic, demanding his name, his manager’s name and phone number and promising to have him fired.

    “Lady, you go right ahead and do whatever you feel you have to, but there’s no way I’m opening that door and having your death on my conscience.”

    There were a few barely suppressed snickers as the woman flounced back to her seat.

  160. H B Bear

    Just saw a bloke with a Sea Shepherd jacket on
    They must be running a clearance bin special .. seen half a dozen around Sydney in the past week

    One of life’s remaining pleasures is telling Sea Shepherd minimum wage backpacker tin rattlers that you are pro-whaling when they try and shake you down. Even better if you get a true believer.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I think the actual shots fired in defense was zero.

    You might say heads should roll, but the reavers took care of that already.

    So, does this mean the refugees will now go home to rebuild their homes and livelihoods?

  162. Bruce in WA

    Malcolm Turnbull praises a long-time Socialist, French president Emannuel Macron, as someone “who’s come through the centre of politics” and “spans the sensible centre”. Says it all really, about the “centrist” Turnbull.

    (h/t Bolt)

  163. notafan

    One of life’s remaining pleasures is telling Sea Shepherd minimum wage backpacker tin rattlers that you are pro-whaling when they try and shake you down. Even better if you get a true believer.

    I’ll add that to the list of things I can say, I have a line for animal activists already.

  164. notafan

    So, does this mean the refugees will now go home to rebuild their homes and livelihoods?

    You mean like most of the people of Europe after world war II?

    They’ll be refugees in perpetuity like the ‘Palenstinians’.

  165. thefrolickingmole

    I dont think theres any doubt who the giver and who the reciever was in Maol and Marcons man orgy.

    The French president, Emmanuel Macron, says the submarine deal with Australia is not just a contract but has lifted the two countries’ broader economic relationship to its highest level ever.

    The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, flew with Macron on the French leader’s Falcon jet from the G20 summit in Hamburg to Paris and he and Lucy Turnbull dined at the palace on Saturday night.

    Turnbull is heading to Cherbourg on Sunday where he and France’s armed forces minister, Florence Parly, will open an Australian office to guide the submarine project.
    In December last year, Australia and France formally sealed a $50bn agreement under which the French naval contractor DCNS (now known as Naval Group) will build a new fleet of diesel-electric submarines based on its nuclear Barracuda. The French firm beat bidders from Japan and Germany.

    Speaking at a joint media conference in Paris with Turnbull, Macron said the bilateral relationship had never been as intense as now, due to the submarine contract.

    “It is not simply a contract,” he said. The decision had national, international and strategic outcomes, as well as providing work for Australian industry, he said.

    “As president of the republic, I will do everything to ensure that we make the necessary arrangements to meet the requirements of this contract but, more broadly, to accompany you in this strategic partnership.”

    Turnbull told reporters the submarine program was the “largest and most ambitious military project in Australia’s history”.

    “The future submarine project is a multi-generational project. It is a national enterprise. And it is one where we [are] working together, our two nations side-by-side as our forebears did so long ago.”

  166. Tom

    Good grief, Humphrey. SJW tin rattlers for (insert name of this week’s cause) are paid the minimum wage? You learn something new every day.

  167. Nice try at a gotcha BJ, but if you take similar rants by that man against communists and globalists, you would get applause at a Trump rally or a HR Nicholls Society soiree. The UN Agenda 21 conspiracy stuff that USSR posts is very similar, Soros is a stand in for the generic hook-nosed stereotype. H itler was an effective rhetorician, albeit crude and uncultured. Take his words out of context and they can sound stirring if you don’t know the history behind them.

  168. Boambee John

    Not only won’t m0nty condemn the crimes of communism, m0nty supports an organisation, Antifa, that cheers the words of Hitler!

  169. Myrddin;

    “You don’t understand Lauren – there are members of the police, members of the government who are part of the Black Bloc”.

    The Nazis are back. This time in in less snazzier suits.

  170. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The G20 barely rates a mention in the US. They don’t know what it is or care about it.

    What happens there is only the concern of second rate lower order powers.

    The Americans would have been bored out of their brains at this low rent show.

  171. Leo G

    All Antifa means is that they are violently opposed to things they don’t like.

    Well, “antifa” appears to combine a prefix “anti-” with what could be the slang form “fa” of the preposition “for” or the fourth note of the common diatonic scales.
    Alternatively, it could be a truncation/abbreviation of anti-fascist, anti- family, anti-facile, anti-fart, etc.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One of life’s remaining pleasures is telling Sea Shepherd minimum wage backpacker tin rattlers that you are pro-whaling when they try and shake you down.

    Another of life’s remaining pleasures, back in the day, was telling those looking for signatures on a petition to free David Hicks, that David Hicks was captured with no rights under the Geneva or the Hague conventions for the treatment of prisoners of war. His detention in Guantanamo Bay was quite lawful under international law, and the Northern Alliance troops who captured him, could have quite lawfully shot him out of hand…”But that’s not fair!”

  173. Geriatric Mayfly

    Signs galore in Yellowstone – Do Not Feed The Bears. People would hand them snacks out the car window. Anecdote has it that one Darwin Award winnner, having done just that got out to stand beside the bear for a macho pic. Smack, paws and claws right across the kisser. ‘Another sammich please,’ says bear. Either plastic surgery or death I cannot recall.

    One of the passengers — American woman — wanted him to open the door so she could get out and take some closer photos. When he refused, explaining the mother bear would rip the woman apart if s

  174. Boambee John

    Sea Shepherd has an information and “branded” items sales booth in the Coffs Central shopping centre, and ads on the wall (appropriately enough the ads are near the toilets, must be cheaper there).

    I have so far resisted the urge to make comments about piracy as I pass by.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ll add that to the list of things I can say, I have a line for animal activists already.

    As a retired sheep farmer, I’ve clashed loudly and openly with animal activists..there was a rather epic lunch a few years ago, following which we encountered a People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals stall. Said stall had posters showed “incidents of animal cruelty, in shearing sheds, and at mulseing time.” It was beyond their tiny brains to comprehend that “any shearer who cut a sheep, so badly in any shed of mine, would be sacked on the spot, thrown off the place and wouldn’t pick up another hand piece again.” We did get nearly arrested as a result.

  176. Tom

    Ahahahaha! The Ponds Institute, Australia’s pre-eminent bright red green poll fixers, are at it again. AAP via Oz:

    Malcolm Turnbull’s constituents and those of six of his senior ministers overwhelmingly oppose taxpayers subsidising the planned Adani coal mine in Queensland.

    Polling conducted by ReachTEL for the left-leaning think tank The Australia Institute also finds more voters support a ban on new coal mines than would oppose one.

    The government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is considering whether to grant Indian company Adani a $900 million loan to build a rail line to its planned Carmichael coal mine.

    Pollsters surveyed people in Wentworth (Mr Turnbull’s seat), Cook (Scott Morrison), Curtin (Julie Bishop), Dickson (Peter Dutton), Flinders (Greg Hunt), Kooyong (Josh Frydenberg) and Sturt (Christopher Pyne).

    Results showed on average 62.5 per cent opposed any government loan for the rail link, with opposition strongest among voters in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s southern Sydney seat.

    Fewer than one in four people were in favour of a loan, with support highest among voters in Mr Dutton’s Brisbane electorate, the only Queensland seat surveyed.

    There were similar results on the question of whether taxpayers should be subsidising the Adani mine in any way.

    Australia Institute executive director [bright red green fruitcake] Ben Oquist said it made sense the Liberal Party base would oppose subsidising an industry as well established as coal mining.

    “Despite a push by some conservatives for coal subsidy polices, these results – in key blue-ribbon Liberal seats – show strong opposition to that very idea,” he said on Monday.

    “These results show that Malcolm Turnbull should be confident in staring down the pro-coal faction in his party room.”

    Voters were also asked if they supported or opposed a moratorium on building coal mines, meaning existing mines could continue running but no new ones would be allowed.

    More people thought a moratorium was a good idea than not, but the suggestions only got a majority of support among Mr Turnbull’s constituents and those in Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s inner-Melbourne seat.

    But almost one in four people responded they didn’t know where they stood on the moratorium.

    I’m sure 90% of Filth voters believe this stuff.

  177. notafan

    GM reminds me of the story told me by a nurse about her African lion safari, lady took her little dog along to enjoy the experience too (must have been a Frenchwoman) , let it out of the vehicle to answer a call of nature , nature answered and the lions also said thank you for the snack.

  178. H B Bear

    When The Ponds Institute and ReachTel combine great things happen.

  179. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1127

    You are the only one who thinks that was an attempted gotcha. Antifa are a bunch of fascist sturm abteilungers. That you support them and will not condemn the crimes of communism says much about you.

    By the way, why are you replying to me here? I thought my head was supposed to be mounted on your study wall. Why not respond directly to it? Got away did it?

    What do you actually study? Certainly not history.

  180. The Hunted Mind

    “You don’t understand Lauren – there are members of the police, members of the government who are part of the Black Bloc

    This just shows what we already know. The Left have marched through nearly all civic institutions and are in the middle of a slow motion coup. Everything they do tears apart civil society. They want to destroy it so they can take it over.
    Best case scenario from here is civil war because the alternative is the Right just giving up in despair.

    Pray we get a war.

  181. Has the rioting by antifa in Hamburg been covered at all in the Australian media?

  182. mh

    Have you read Paul Kelly’s hate piece on Donald Trump in the Australian. Pathetic.

    Why put yourself through that? It’s like Q&A viewers that are not Green Left. Why watch?

    Speaking of the ABC, now that PHON are consistently polling above the Greens, surely they have a duty to show balance and have programs dedicated to PHON supporters, not just Greens supporters. Andrew Bolt can compere a new ABC Q&A, with guest such as Cori Bernardi, Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts, Peter Dutton, etc., with a token lefty thrown in for entertainment purposes. The ABC needs this type of show to restore some political balance – which it’s charter DEMANDS of it.

  183. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Has the rioting by antifa in Hamburg been covered at all in the Australian media?

    If you mean the peaceful anti-fascist protests directed at Trump, yes it has.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    GM reminds me of the story told me by a nurse about her African lion safari, lady took her little dog along to enjoy the experience too (must have been a Frenchwoman) , let it out of the vehicle to answer a call of nature , nature answered and the lions also said thank you for the snack.

    GM reminds me of the story told me by a tour guide in South Africa, the signs at the gate of a lion park, near Capetown said “Remain in in your car: Do NOT get out of your car!” a group of tourists decided to have a picnic there, and the lions said “Thanks for lunch.”

  185. Lysander

    Mao has been given till Christmas to turn things around apparently.

    Where’s the Mal-Lotto at?

  186. It was nice that you changed your tune slightly BJ, but you’re back to the old monotone drone. Oh well.

  187. Boambee John

    Hey m0nty,

    Did you see that Trump in his Warsaw speech mentioned the murder by the NKVD of thousands of Polish leaders at Katyn Forest?

    The NKVD was the predecessor to the KGB. Putin came from the KGB. Smart move on his part to “hack” the US election in favour of someone who then reminds the world of one of the crimes of communism, wasn’t it?

  188. ZK2A;
    Then there was the German woman and her husband trying to get a photo of a sleeping lioness and her cubs. The man had jockeyed the car around a bit to get them all in frame and the woman got fed up with this so got out of the vehicle and picked up one of the cubs for the group photo…

  189. Boambee John

    m0nty

    And you continue your monotonous refusal to accept reality.

    Sad!

  190. incoherent rambler

    Mao has been given till Christmas to turn things around apparently.

    Good. By Christmas the Liberal primary vote will be in the mid to low twenties, they will have no hope of recovering from there.
    That achieves two things. Destruction of the S. F. L and removal of Trumble.

    Perfect.

  191. H B Bear

    C’mon Waffles, time to unleash the Potential Greatness.

  192. incoherent rambler

    I like the story of the (German?) tourist who was taken by a croc while getting a close up of the “Danger Crocodiles” sign.

  193. You are of course correct BJ, one instantly-forgotten mention of an event 80 years ago excuses all of the collusion with a foreign adversary to subvert democracy, and means Trump now has the power to drop sanctions to allow Russia to regain its rightful place as the world’s controlling superpower.

  194. mh

    The media coverage today of Newspoll will concentrate on 2PP. What they won’t mention is both major parties are seeing their primary vote continuing to drop.

  195. Top Ender

    I managed to say that to one David Hicks supporter once Zulu, with a great deal of satisfaction. My Sea Shepherd target for this morning disappeared.

    About two years ago Amnesty were campaigning against the death penalty in the USA. I asked the supporter why they weren’t having a go at China, seeing as they execute people at about 10 times the rate. Was news to her.

  196. Ragu

    SIGNS OF THE LIBERALS BEING DESTROYED
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    The signs of the Turnbull Government’s destruction are everywhere.
    They come down to two thing above all.
    First, poor leadership and direction from Malcolm Turnbull.
    Second, an inability of the party to contain both the Left and the conservatives.

    I find it beyond curious that a Conservative party has a left faction. I mean, why on earth would you sign up a member that’s a social democrat? The biggest lie conservatives have been told is ‘it’s a broad church’

  197. Geriatric Mayfly

    Simply the will of Allah, and not stupidity. I have had it from safari guides, that there have been two well known cases of leopards dropping out of trees into the open top safari truck. In the scramble by both parties to abandon ship, severe lacerations did ensue.

  198. Boambee John

    “H itler was an effective rhetorician, albeit crude and uncultured. Take his words out of context and they can sound stirring if you don’t know the history behind them.”

    Thus spake m0nty, whose “sophisticated and cultured” rhetoric, as we well know, has led us from the depths of libertarianism and conservatism to the political heights of m0nty’s favourite philosophy, Red Fascism. Do I need to add the “sarc”?

    Yet m0nty remains strangely ignorant of the history behind socialism, fascism and communism. It’s a mystery!

  199. Ragu

    mOnty is a rustadon. A drifter that wishes he found vagrancy as a way of life.

  200. Roger

    The G20 barely rates a mention in the US. They don’t know what it is or care about it.

    What happens there is only the concern of second rate lower order powers.

    Maladroit’s just ecstatic to have a seat at the big table for a change.

  201. Top Ender

    so got out of the vehicle and picked up one of the cubs for the group photo…

    Just think of it as Evolution in Action.

    I’d like to say I thought of that phrase, but it’s actually one of Niven and Pournelle’s.

  202. littledozer

    Just popped up on my FB page Fifield announcing the NBN has just surpassed the halfway mark of the rollout…..ahead of schedule and ahead of budget.

    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorFifield/

    Seriously, someone put them out of their misery.

  203. Arky

    Seriously, someone put them out of their misery.

    ..
    For sure, taking the Liberal party out for that one last walk down to doggy gully would be a mercy killing.
    However, I’m against euthanasia, so I say let them limp on in great whimpering pain with pus pouring from their wounds.
    And let everyone remember the spectacle.

  204. Rococo Liberal

    someone put them out of their misery.

    …and then we get a Labor government?

    What a choice.

  205. Cold-Hands

    The coiled cables used on electric sewer cleaning machines are meant to be used in a clockwise motion only, including on extraction. I wouldn’t like to be using hired gear after incompetents. A snapped cable twelve foot down a boundary shaft is a serious problem.

    Goanna, I suspect you’re thinking of the powered drain snakes, not the electric eel. The cables on the device I inspected joined in an idiot-proof way (ie couldn’t be joined back-to-front). Operator decisions are limited to either forward or reverse. While your concerns are noted, I think they’re overplayed for this piece of equipment.

  206. GerardO

    Arky

    Instead of having a massive spaz attack, you might want to actually think about the statement provided.

    Without wasting too much time on this: Ancient Persia, ancient Israel, and even ancient India seem to have been an early influence on what people refer to “Western” civilization. In what sense are they “Western”? And if so, west of where?

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