Open Forum: July 15, 2017

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  1. srr

    2dogs
    #2442860, posted on July 17, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Pope Francis is pushing global government

    Subsidiarity is an important principle of Catholic social teaching, an infallible doctrine. To not only abandon that, but to actually reverse it, would surely be to great a leap. I can’t imagine such a notion getting past the curia.

    What, like when George Pell sacks a local priest for very good reason, but The Vatican reverses it?

  2. johanna

    Let me add my thanks to Tom for giving us all great toons every morning.

    In local news, it seems that my cunning plan to move to NSW so that I can get plastic bags for my groceries has been foiled. As usual, management claims to be responding to (unspecified) demand from customers. We all know that they are responding to pressure from a tiny minority of greenies. If customers hate the bags so much, how come they use them in vast numbers?

    They are so gutless, it’s unbelievable.

    If either one reversed the decision, the customers would flock along. But, it seems that even profits are less important than being loved by luvvies to these invertebrates.

    Their shareholders should nail them to the wall at the next AGM. But, with so many major shareholders being leftist super funds or large “passive” institutional investors, I’m not holding my breath.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apart from shopping bags it sounds like your move, Johanna, has gone better than Dr Beaus…
    Ah the romance of the orient!

  4. srr

    For those who missed or couldn’t get Adam Gingrich’s take on this, on his periscope last night –

    Senator John McCain Undergoes “Minimally Invasive Craniotomy”?…
    Posted on July 16, 2017 by sundance

    |THIS TEXT = TWO INCHES| (or 5cm) and that’s the size of the blood clot removed from the brain of Senator John McCain during a “routine annual physical”.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. The removal of the skull is not “minimally invasive” and the procedure to discover a brain clot is not conducted during a “routine annual physical”.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-mccain-brain-surgery-1.jpg

    80-year-old Senator John McCain had brain surgery to remove a blood clot the width of your three middle fingers. The incurious media is astounding. Selling a statement that brain surgery is “minimally invasive” and was part of a “routine annual physical” is just silly.

    No idea why, but it’s just sketchy…

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/16/senator-john-mccain-undergoes-minimally-invasive-craniotomy/#more-135840

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    In case you don’t believe that Newcastle is the bogan capital of the world…

    Kate Bush fans dance in Newcastle’s King Edward Park | photos, video

    THE only thing better than dancing like Kate Bush in a red dress, scores of Novocastrians declared on the weekend, is doing it twice.

    King Edward Park was a suitably gloomy stand-in for the wiley, windy moors on Saturday for the Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, a global dance celebration of the English singer-songwriter’s beloved hit. There were even a few Heathcliffs.

    “There were Kates with beards and there were loads of kids as well. There were a couple of people in wheelchairs,” participant Linda Drummond said.

    😀

  6. srr

    The Devilbat says:
    July 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I wonder if they removed the radio receiver that the communists program him [McCaine] through?

    hee hee

    Often I can’t help but think that like, “Idiocracy”, “Archer” is a forewarning documentary of what’s really going on –

  7. srr

    Archer, Krieger, Pigley, Goatley

  8. johanna

    Heh, I’ve enjoyed Dr B.’s missives immensely.

    Even when I was young and much more resilient, I could never understand why people wanted to go to places where the cockroaches are bigger and more prevalent than mice, where the water delivers ten days of the screaming abdabs (involuntary emissions from both ends) and where anything not nailed down, and many things that are, immediately get stolen.

    What is it all about? Slumming for titillation? Guilt? Masochism?

    I am old enough to remember the 1970s period where people went to India because it was so “spiritual.” One of my acquaintance spent six weeks in hospital after eating an allegedly vegetarian dish which turned out to contain meat laced with strychnine, used to poison the local feral dogs. Another had a complete nervous breakdown, thanks to milling crowds, strange religious customs and so on – complete disorientation. It took her months to recover.

    Mind you, she grew up in Pymble. 🙂

    I doubt that there is anything remotely like Pymble anywhere on the Subcontinent.

  9. Notafan

    I see Yassmin 2 has been busy again.

    What a bore.

  10. srr

    HAHAHAHAHA … HA …

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 6h6 hours ago

    Cryin’ Chuck Schumer and Pocahontas are terrified that Kid Rock running for Senate is going to ruin everything – and they’re blaming Trump.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/886588096699142144

  11. srr

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 18h18 hours ago

    There’s a push to redefine HIV as a “common treatable virus” to remove its stigma.

    Let’s be clear: HIV and AIDS still have no known cure.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/886409155938045953

  12. Notafan

    Curious in a way, but also on the money, children ought not be the subject of lust, and as long as islam associates itself with terrorism putting your little girls in hijabs is both political and intentional target drawing for victimhoodiness.


    Lnp vote for headscarf ban for under 10s

  13. john constantine

    Their sky, doing mornings papers, reveals that mass migration is responsible for 80% of the growth in the workforce in the last five years.

    As in 20% of the demographic is home grown, the rest or the recruitment to the military age cohort is imported.

    The next five years will see an unstoppable cascade in robotics and artificial intelligence software replacing low level jobs, so have we imported a mass of people to work a decade then go straight onto the disability pension?.

    Just because the Great Transnational West-Loathing Cartels demanded it?.

    The strategy of putting locally produced workers onto the disability pension, then borrowing a trillion dollars to import enough socialist voteherds to fundementally transform the demographics of the country is only victorious if seen from the viewpoint of the worlds corrupt crony warlord dictators, the ones that have formed the factions that branch-stack the Great Transnational Vengeance Cartels.

  14. srr

    Union Demands Teachers Undergo Compulsory ‘Gender Diversity’ Training

    … warning staff who refer to ‘non-binary’ persons using ‘incorrect’ pronouns could face legal action. …

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/16/teachers-gender-diversity-training/
    _____________________

    Besides Jordan Peterson and a handful of others, where are all the big knobs in Academia crushing all this insane evil under their huge tenured jackboots … or did the question just answer itself … 😡

  15. Notafan

    Bernadi builds his power base is the Greg Sheridan headline at the Australian this morning.

    Now formally registered as a political party in Victoria with around 13,000 Australia wide and 100,000 on their mailing list.

    Good to see the conservative side of politics consolidating.

  16. Notafan

    I’ve heard Afghani vote herds are the very best kind.

  17. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson‏Verified account @PrisonPlanet 19h19 hours ago

    Maybe this will finally demolish the idea that the NHS is some kind of religious institution above criticism.

    Gard spokesperson: Baby Charlie is effectively ‘a prisoner of the state’
    A family spokesperson has complained that if the Gards were wealthy the situation with their child ‘would have never arisen’.

    http://news.sky.com/story/gard-spokesperson-baby-charlie-is-effectively-a-prisoner-of-the-state-10949732

  18. srr

    😆 …

    Paul Joseph Watson‏Verified account @PrisonPlanet 21h21 hours ago

    Turns out hysterically screaming about torturing people for having a different opinion isn’t that cool or edgy. 😄
    @strayfromdapath
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/886368703889190912

  19. Notafan

    I’m not sure tap and pay is worth the trouble.

    I always ask customers if they want to tap and many clearly had rejected the facility.

    I had my wallet stolen a couple of months ago during a so called distraction theft and the thieves were very quick to buy multiple lots of beer and ciggies on my card, still battling for a refund from Commonwealth and Vicpol were useless despite getting a good description and precise times of the purchases, claimed non of the cctv footage at either major retailer was working.


    The tap and pay crime wave hover for title if paywalled

  20. stackja

    Treasurer Scott Morrison brings loans to masses with smaller lenders classed as banks
    SHARRI MARKSON, The Daily Telegraph
    July 17, 2017 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    What happened last time? The ‘new’ banks merged.

  21. srr

    ‘Whose Child Is He? The State Is Holding Charlie Gard Prisoner,’ Says Family Spokesman

    “I would maintain [this case] raises very profound moral and political questions as to who a child belongs,” he said.

    The remarks come after Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, won a battle with the hospital over whether Ms. Yates could attend a meeting with U.S. neurologist Professor Michio Hirano, who is flying to the UK on Monday to assess if the sick child would benefit from an experimental therapy he has developed.

    Katie Gollop QC, representing the hospital, argued against the parents attending, causing Mr. Gard to interject: “He’s our son!”

    Mr. Seton-Marsden told the broadcaster that the parents had concerns regarding the chairman of the meeting, who is a social worker appointed as Charlie’s guardian for legal proceedings.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/15/state-nhs-holding-charlie-gard-prisoner-says-family-spokesman/
    _____________________

    You get that don’t you; it’s nothing to do with ‘protecting the child from emotional/stupid parents‘.

    Preventing the parents fro sitting in on a meeting with a specialist they had to fight at law to be allowed to get a second opinion from, in no wayprotects the child‘.

    It is all about protecting the State from the truth of their evils getting out to the public.

  22. john constantine

    The software company running the law enforcement robots for the United Kingdom is being lined up for a Japanese private company takeover.

    Civica also…

    https://www.civica.com/en-GB/container—news-insights–events/victoria-state-government-to-improve-infringement-management-and-citizen-interaction/

    So in 2017, yarragrad could be policed by Japanese owned robot law enforcement machines.

    In the U.K., civica also runs the details for 5 million housing tenants as well.

    In yarragrad, all debts registered as owing, all regos, all prole interactions with the State could now sit in a private company server in Tokyo.

  23. stackja

    Ali Fahour punch victim retires from football on doctor’s advice
    PETER ROLFE, BRIANNA TRAVERS AND TIM MICHELL, Herald Sun
    July 16, 2017 8:15pm
    Subscriber only
    THE suburban footballer felled by an alleged “coward’s punch’’ by former AFL executive Ali Fahour has retired from the game on doctor’s ­advice.

    A fortnight after being attacked on field by Fahour, Whittlesea footballer Dale Saddington told team mates at the weekend he would hang up his boots.

    The Herald Sun understands Saddington was going to retire at the end of the season but was warned by doctors it was not safe to play out the year due to injuries sustained from the punch.

  24. stackja

    Victorian health department fires almost 50 staff for bullying and misconduct
    Alex White, Herald Sun
    July 17, 2017 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    ALMOST 50 public servants in Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services have been fired for bullying, misconduct, and otherwise inappropriate behaviour.

    Scores of terminations, reported in documents handed to parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, reveal that a culture of harassment and bullying is rife.

    Up to 25 employees were fired in 2015 and 24 more last year. There were 182 allegations of workplace harassment and 10 WorkCover claims.

    And a survey revealed there were “higher than acceptable levels of bullying and inappropriate behaviour”.

  25. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted
    James Woods‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods Jul 14

    AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like ‘Pro-Life,’ ‘Refugee’ & ‘Terrorist’ #BigBrotherIsWatching
    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/07/11/ap-stylebook-censors-conservative-words-promotes-liberal-terms-writer-claims
    ___________

    Yeah, but arguing for The State’s power to prevent parents from choosing doctors to help their children, and arguing that parents accept only the opinion of the State Funded doctors who have declared their child must and will die, that’s perfectly fine. That’s just “robust debate” 👿

  26. Notafan

    Appears Senator Brandis may be squaring up with Tim Racebaitermouse over his identity politics play book.

  27. John Comnenus

    Mrs Comnenus and work mate enjoyed participating in the Kate Bush danceathon in Canberra. The event, like everything in Canberra was politicised by becoming a fund raiser for domestic violence. It was a fun event all the same.

  28. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted
    David Vance‏ @DVATW 2h2 hours ago

    Isn’t it strange how the dark shadow of anti-semitism is spreading across Europe as the Muslim population surges. Media not bothered.

  29. Roger

    Message from Benedict XVI at Cardinal Meisner’s recent funeral:

    “We know that this passionate pastor and shepherd found it particularly difficult to leave his post, especially at a time in which the Church stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination. However, what moved me all the more was that, in this last period of his life, he learned to let go and to live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon his church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing.”

  30. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted
    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever Jul 12

    Feminists have a new commercial showing their true colors: violent tantrums, rampant consumerism, lying about statistics, and pure vanity.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/885126489062211584

    Lucy Brown‏ @LUCY____BROWN 48m48 minutes ago
    Lucy Brown Retweeted /pol/ News Forever

    This is extremely unsettling. Womenz deserve better than violent propaganda selling them shoes, non?
    _________

    Not those womenz, non!

  31. stackja

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 4 hours ago
    #USSJohnFinn will provide essential capabilities to keep America safe. Our sailors are the best anywhere in the world. Congratulations!

    Just before 8 o’clock in the morning on December 7, 1941, Chief Finn, who was in bed with his wife, Alice, heard the sound of low-flying aircraft and machine guns. On his way to the hangars, he caught sight of Japanese planes in the sky attacking the base. Chief Finn grabbed a 50-caliber machine gun and mounted it on an improvised tripod and set it up in an open area near a runway and began firing. After two and a half hours of shooting at Japanese Zeroes, Chief Finn had sustained over twenty injuries, including a bullet wound in his left arm; a broken left foot; shrapnel to his chest, stomach, right elbow and thumb; and a laceration to his scalp. Chief Finn did not leave his post until he received direct orders to go seek medical attention. He put himself back into the fight after receiving emergency treatment by rearming planes as they returned.

  32. Baldrick

    Dr Who?

    Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord to be a woman:
    Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role.
    The new Doctor’s identity was revealed in a trailer broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final.
    The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took over the role in 2013 and leaves in the forthcoming Christmas special.
    Whittaker, 35, said it was “overwhelming, as a feminist” to become the next Doctor.
    She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special.

  33. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted
    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦‏Verified account @ezralevant 8h8 hours ago
    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted Jeremy Cohn

    I just returned from Iraq, where Muslim extremists burn down Christian churches. Is that what’s happening here?

    Jeremy Cohn‏ @JeremyGlobalTV

    Arson @ St. Elias Ukrainian Church on Heritage Rd in Brampton. Reverend’s wife ran over w/ an extinguisher. Same church burned down in 2014.
    __________

    It’s happening all around the world where you find Muslims and other Activist UN/Anti-Christ tools, even in here in Australia.

  34. stackja

    Baldrick
    #2442954, posted on July 17, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Daleks are what gender?

  35. Roger

    Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role.

    The BBC confirms it is a racist, anti-QWERTY organisation.

  36. Fergus

    Complements can only be given by the chosen ones. (That excludes anyone who loves real beauty and form.) Bet Bishop preened with every complement received when wearing that yeti suit to the ball.

  37. John Comnenus

    Equal pay is not enough because women’s hair cuts, clothes and shoes cost more. But what about men’s bar tabs, golf club membership and shaving gear?

  38. Notafan

    I saw those reports Roger.

    He may be physically frail but Pope Benedict’s mind is still sharp.

    I very much doubt that was a dig at Francisco though.

    Not Pope Benedict’s style.


    The latest Pope Francis sermon

  39. John constantine

    Their Waleed the denouncer to guest star as Doctor Who for the next BBC Christmas special.

  40. Baldrick

    YAM finally understands the backlash to her politically motivated Anzac Day tweet:

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied ✔ @yassmin_a
    The coolest thing about history is learning about all the people who have fought before us, and those whose shoulders we stand on.

    Oh, hang on … It’s not about Anzacs, it’s about anti-lynching activist and journalist Ida B. Wells.
    Nevermind, carry on.

  41. Roger

    I very much doubt that was a dig at Francisco though.

    High praise for a cardinal who signed the dubia; Benedict surely anticipated how his remarks would be received.

  42. Notafan

    The Guardian has another Yammieslobber article up.

    This one she can’t leave because right wingers will have nothing to write about.

    I’d respond to her tweet but like all of her ilk she doesn’t like to hear opposing voices.

  43. Roger

    Oh, hang on … It’s not about Anzacs, it’s about anti-lynching activist and journalist Ida B. Wells.
    Nevermind, carry on.

    “Lest we forget.”

    Nice one, Balders.

  44. Notafan

    High praise for a Cardinal who’s life’s work merited high praise.

    He died with a breviary in his hand, preparing to say tge mass.

    Pope Benedict is not so small to use the death of a good man to score such a point.

    Beneath him.

    The Church is surrounded by enemies. I take his words at face value.

  45. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted
    Tarek Fatah‏Verified account @TarekFatah Jul 14

    Islamic cleric in Australia warns Muslim girls, they’ll burn in hellfire if they continue to have non-Muslim friends
    https://twitter.com/TarekFatah/status/885947666982686720
    Amy Mek
    ..
    Tarek Fatah‏Verified account @TarekFatah

    This isn’t Lahore or Cairo; it’s UK!
    Kids on streets chanting Allah O Akbar. Coming soon
    to a Toronto neighbourhood
    https://twitter.com/TarekFatah/status/885574364149813252
    Amy Mek
    ________________

    Oh but of course your kids are perfectly capable of not being suckered into cowing and bowing to these mobs of Muslim children who get rewarded with a trip to the sweets shop after parading and screaming out their cult’s pre-murderous rampage cry throughout the public streets … 😡 👿

  46. Baldrick

    I’m still waiting Roger. It could lead YAM to smote me from her Twitter feed.

  47. Roger

    The Church is surrounded by enemies.

    Without and within.

  48. Notafan

    Some within, no doubt.

  49. Herodotus

    ABC crowing over Trump’s poll figures, as if the lefty media (their genotype) had nothing to do with it.
    They are looking forward to more Russia questions this week in the Senate.

  50. Herodotus

    It’s high time a Dr. Who went back in time and killed all of the Frankfurt School.

  51. C.L.

    The Church “stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination,” Pope Benedict said …

    A direct, obvious and pointed criticism of his so-called successor.

  52. srr

    Roger
    #2442951, posted on July 17, 2017 at 7:41 am
    Message from Benedict XVI at Cardinal Meisner’s recent funeral:

    “We know that this passionate pastor and shepherd found it particularly difficult to leave his post, especially at a time in which the Church stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination. However, what moved me all the more was that, in this last period of his life, he learned to let go and to live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon his church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing.

    Yes, and why I never trust the preaching of those who hold themselves so holy, and put ‘saving the boat‘ so high, as to believe they can decide some members of The Church are so imperfect that they must be thrown overboard to drown … ‘churchians’, Qatari ‘yachties’, wolves in sheeps clothing, same same, best to just shake the dust of them off and walk away, on the water of Life.

  53. Fergus

    Are those figures as low as Shorten’s yet?
    Who did they chose to poll?

  54. Rabz

    Mrs Comnenus and work mate enjoyed participating in the Kate Bush danceathon in Canberra. The event, like everything in Canberra was politicised

    Kate Bush is no collectivist.

    I’ve just clicked onto the ALPBC page on the “event” and almost lost my breakfast.

    Those f*ckwits destroy everything they touch.

  55. C.L.

    Doctor Who ceased being relevant or watchable about 25 years ago.
    Like everything else, when the “first woman” arrives, you know the institution is long defunct.

  56. Roger

    Some within, no doubt.

    Antichrist sits in God’s temple: 2 Thess. 2:4.

  57. Baldrick

    Mrs Comnenus and work mate enjoyed participating in the Kate Bush danceathon in Canberra. The event, like everything in Canberra was politicised

    Organiser for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, Katherine Brandenberger:
    “Whilst I’ve had a lifelong love of Kate Bush and her song Wuthering Heights, when I read Emily Bronte’s book as a teenager, my teacher called it ‘A Great Love Story’, so I was shocked and fascinated by how deeply unromantic and twisted it was! To me it is a bitter tale of domestic violence and abusive relationships. When I heard about this event my immediate thought was, even though this day is primarily a silly and joyful homage to a great artist, given the disturbing findings of our recent Royal Commission into Family Violence, wouldn’t it be great if we danced for the cause? I’d love to see a sea of Cathys united in ebullient dance against domestic abuse, I think that would be a very powerful and beautiful message”

  58. Fergus

    They’re unlikely to cast someone of the Polish pm’s ilk.

  59. feelthebern

    Attention, attention.
    Can all Cats kindly keep any GoT talk embargoed until say 5pm today?
    Some of us have to work so catch watch it live at 11am this morn.

  60. Notafan

    Wouldn’t he just tell him so directly?

  61. Roger

    “Whilst I’ve had a lifelong love of Kate Bush and her song Wuthering Heights, when I read Emily Bronte’s book as a teenager, my teacher called it ‘A Great Love Story’, so I was shocked and fascinated by how deeply unromantic and twisted it was!

    Yet another hideous malcontent from the prog Left.

    Unable to escape the prison of her narcissistic historicism, she can’t even allow others the innocent pleasure of enjoying the book or the concert for what it is.

  62. John Comnenus

    Feel the Bern

    some of us have other responsibilities as well.

    Cats please embargo any GoT takl until post 9:00 p.m.

  63. Nick

    Balders, one suspects that if Heathcliff had resembled the currently President of the USA, her aversion to violence would be replaced by strident agreement.

  64. John Comnenus

    That yammering clown who organised the Canberra danceathon almost caused some dancers to die from frostbite. On order many had shed their coats (it was 9 degrees from memory) ready to dance, but then had to listen to the longest welcome to country ever heard.

    Why she found the book violent is beyond me.

    Bronte and Heathcliff were people of their times in a story where love conquers all. Its been a long time since I read Wuthering Heights but from memory I thought class difference was the biggest barrier to a relationship between the two protagonists.

    They can’t even do fun without stuffing it up. They are truly humourless people.

  65. lotocoti

    The BBC confirms it is a racist, anti-QWERTY organisation.

    Not so fast, Roger.
    They’re going to remake The Duchess of Duke Street.
    With Idris Elba playing Louisa Trotter, the feisty black transgender chef, hotelier and mistress of George, The Prince of Wales.

  66. John Comnenus

    Mrs Comnenus will be pleased that the event she attended has caused so much discussion on the Cat

  67. Ivan Denisovich

    Without and within.

    Indeed:

    But many among those of the generation before were not happy to see conviction and firmness in the faith blossoming again. A number of bishops and cardinals in the developed world felt quite uncomfortable as their easy-going, permissive ways clashed with this new vigor. Some of these by now very powerful old prelates, we now know, decided to “save” the Church from what they evidently considered old-fashioned and ‘rigid’ teachings.

    We are told they founded the “St. Gallen Club” or “mafia” in order to lay plans to wrench the Barque of Peter around to a different course. Taking advantage of the tolerance of the former popes, who never humiliated them for their doctrinal laxity, this St. Gallen club was successful in promoting a candidate for pope. Jorge Bergoglio was elected.

    The generation of the 1970s is now in power in the Church. In business and politics, that generation is mainly retired. Many were broken by the tragedies of drugs and sex that destroyed their own children. But in the Church, many are still there – and are now powerful.

    The outrageous homoerotic mural commissioned by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia for his cathedral in Terni did not prevent his being put in charge of, and radically changing, the sections of the Vatican pertaining to Life and Family: the Pontifical Council for Family, the Pontifical Academy for Life and the John Paul II Institutes for Family Studies.

    Archbishop Paglia (surely soon to be a Cardinal) also commissioned a “Sex Education” program, in five languages, which contradicts important principles of Church teaching on sexual education.

    And so we see a great divide today in the Church.

    https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/07/15/when-waves-break-over-the-barque-of-peter/

  68. A Lurker

    Doctor Who ceased being relevant or watchable about 25 years ago.
    Like everything else, when the “first woman” arrives, you know the institution is long defunct.

    Odds on that the next Doctor after this female one will be a black, transgender Muslim.

  69. Can all Cats kindly keep any GoT talk embargoed until say 5pm today?

    No worries.
    I watched part of one episode some time ago. A guy rapes his sister at the foot of their son’s grave.
    I have never wanted to watch GoT ever again.

  70. Rabz

    I didn’t even realise GoT was back until seeing some posters for it while wandering through the CBD just then.

    Lots of literal fallout to be resolved from last season’s monumental “life changing” regrettable incident.

  71. Rabz

    a black, transgender disabled muslim dwarf

    Fixed. The midget from GoT could blackface up to play it.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Attention, attention.
    Can all Cats kindly keep any GoT talk embargoed until say 5pm today?

    The midget screws the goat before being killed by the flying baby dragons, the King of the Bannisters announces he is trans and insists on being called “her majesty”, and the pale blonde gets her knockers out three times.
    I don’t know this for sure, but why would it be any different to the previous 16 series?

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
    Our people are worth the penalty rates: JB Hi-Fi defiant
    ‘We’re happy to pay penalty rates’: JB Hi-Fi chief executive Richard Murray. Picture: Stuart McEvoy

    The Australian
    12:00AM July 17, 2017
    Save

    Damon Kitney
    Victorian Business Editor
    Melbourne
    @DamonKitney
    Eli Greenblat
    Senior Business reporter
    Melbourne
    @EliGreenblat

    Electronics and home appliances retailer JB Hi-Fi has refused to pass on the Fair Work Commission-mandated Sunday and public holiday penalty rate cuts across its entire workforce, in the process passing up a potential boost to earnings of almost 10 per cent.

    Following posts on social media by JB Hi-Fi staff, chief executive Richard Murray confirmed the decision, which was announced internally last month.

    “As a customer-facing organisation, our people are our most important asset — they represent our brand every day and we believe­ are one of our key compet­itive advantages,’’ he told The Australian.

    “As a leadership team we gave careful consideration to the ­potential impact of the Fair Work decision on the group and our people, and decided the best outcome for our existing team members was to maintain their current pay and conditions.”

    While he declined to comment further, it is understood the management team didn’t want existing employees to lose a benefit.

    Earlier this year the FWC’s ­review of penalty rates decided Sunday and public holiday rates would be reduced for those employe­d under the pharmacy industry and retail awards.

    The decision was backed by the federal government but ­opposed by Labor. Since then, the commission has announced that the full impact of the cuts would be delayed until July 1, 2020.

    As a result, Sunday rates fell from 200 per cent to 195 per cent on July 1.

    JB Hi-Fi joins Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist pharmacies, cosmetics retailer Lush Australia and New Zealand and stationery retailer Kikki.k, which have all announced they will honour all existing penalty rate payments for current staff.

    Like JB Hi-Fi’s Mr Murray, Chemist Warehouse group dir­ect­or Damien Gance said last month that, while the group welcomed the FWC decision, it ­believed its staff were its greatest asset. Mr Murray said JB Hi-Fi had recently reached 79 per cent participation in its workplace giving program, Helping Hands.

    While the decision will be a boon for JB Hi-Fi staff, it could come at the cost of shareholders, with a recent Citi report issued after the FWC decision arguing the consumer electronics retailer was one of the biggest potential beneficiaries of the rates cut.

    Citi analyst Craig Woolford estimated that JB Hi-Fi could have had an 8 per cent boost to its earnings per share. “The reality is that retailers will add additional staff on Sunday and may pass some back through lower prices,’’ Mr Woolford wrote.

    “We expect the biggest benefici­aries to be JB Hi-Fi and Myer. Wesfarmers also has a meaningful benefit. The financial impact depends on the proportion retained.”

    Among the nation’s biggest retailer­s, JB Hi-Fi is the only one on the general retail award, the Citi report said, with most retailers having expired enterprise bargain­ing agreements, in anticipation of the FWC decision.

    Earlier this year Mr Murray signalled that he was happy to pay weekend penalty rates but wanted some “alignment’’ between the two weekend days.

    “From our perspective we’re happy to pay penalty rates, we probably just (want to) see that Saturday and Sunday are more aligned,” he said in January.

    From the Oz. My reading of this is that these businesses will keep existing penalty rates for those who are already on the books, but pay reduced penalty rates to new staff members? How long will it be before someone claims “discrimination?”

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Ha, ha Rabz. We share an obsession with the GoT midget.

  75. Rabz

    the Bannisters

    LOL. A Bannister never repays their debts.

  76. Leigh Lowe

    I watched part of one episode some time ago. A guy rapes his sister at the foot of their son’s grave.
    I have never wanted to watch GoT ever again.

    I watched that episode too.
    Thought it was a doco about Tasmania right until the end.

  77. Notafan

    I’m heartily sick, by the way, of having my view of the Charlie Gard fiasco misrepresented in order to present me as an anti life hypocritical monster.

    All I have ever said is that it is possible that the doctors at GOSH may be sincere in their belief that Charlie Gard’s condition is irreversible and that they may be correct that pallative care is in his best interests.

    If that is indeed the case then none of the statements by the Church are unreasonable.

    In any event no one looking from the outside has sufficient facts to pass judgment about anyone involved.

    The US doctor has now been named and permission sought from the parents for another MRI to allow him to assess baby Charlie’s condition (iirc)

    At the sun


    At cnn

  78. Mike of Marion

    Russia opines why the US used 59 Tomahawk missiles in a raid on an airport in Syria!!
    Russia has disabled U.S. Tomahawks in Syria!

  79. Geriatric Mayfly

    In a moment of distraction, I might have thought that the Left, for once, would overlook Heathcliff’s pudenda. He came into the novel as some sort of infant reffo, no doubt the victim of oppression and unfair socio-economic circumstances. But Brandenburger is having none of this, if victim wimminses can be prised from the text.

  80. Nick

    Leigh, I thought it was part of the Greens’ Education manifesto for primary schools

  81. Uh oh

    Baldrick
    #2442954, posted on July 17, 2017 at 7:46 am
    Dr Who?

    Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord to be a woman:
    Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role.

    Ms Whittaker has asked fans ‘not to be afraid of her gender’.

    Genderphobia; it was only a matter of time.

  82. Baldrick

    JB Hi-Fi joins Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist pharmacies, cosmetics retailer Lush Australia and New Zealand and stationery retailer Kikki.k, which have all announced they will honour all existing penalty rate payments for current staff.

    Just wait til one of their new wymmymses employees, not entitled to the old penalty rates, starts complaining about the gender pay gap and takes them to the Fair Work Commission.

  83. struth

    Mrs Comnenus will be pleased that the event she attended has caused so much discussion on the Cat

    Did she stand there and listen to a welcome to country ?
    Did she stay silent at all the other rot?

    The organisers are a bunch of lefty public servants having anything but fun.
    The people going along may have wanted to just have fun, but must be fairly politically unaware as to see what would be pushed down their throats, (it will get more militant each year).
    They’re turning Kate Bush into a feminist and trying to own that dark ages type dress up they love.
    As the years pass it will get funding from all levels of government and parasitic NGO’s, and pushed as some festival that will create billions for the local economy through tourism…………………..Nabushit.

    A bunch of left wing feminists looking for a tongue.
    And throw in a couple of poofs or really dumb beta males.

    These people need productive work in the private sector.

  84. calli

    Bronte and Heathcliff were people of their times in a story where love conquers all. Its been a long time since I read Wuthering Heights but from memory I thought class difference was the biggest barrier to a relationship between the two protagonists.

    So many different types of love are explored in the novel, it’s remarkable. And there’s a thread of madness running through it and a terrible hint of incest. Ruthlessness, obsession, forbidden love – the story has it all.

    A great book.

  85. Dr Faustus

    It seems Nick Greiner thinks that the Turnbull Party’s flip-flopping through thought bubbles – before adopting Labor’s policy platform – would be well received if only Abbott could shut the fuck up.

    Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott need to sit down together and resolve their differences or the Coalition will lose the next election, Federal Liberal Party President Nick Greiner has warned.

    Mr Greiner said the Coalition’s poor polling was directly attributable to tensions between Prime Minister Turnbull and his predecessor Mr Abbott playing out in public.

    This situation has been going on since early 2015, when Turnbull’s white-anting of then PM Abbott started to bite. Turnbull had a three month honeymoon in late 2015 before the punters picked him as an empty pot and Government’s polling started heading south.

    Sell your shares in the Liberal Party.

  86. JC

    Weird shit with the Clintons.

    Another Clinton Enemy Dies – Fmr Hatian Official Commits Suicide After Claiming Life Was In Danger

    A former Haitian government official working on exposing Clinton Foundation corruption has been found dead in Miami hotel room at the age of 50 with a gunshot wound to the head.

    The death of Klaus Eberwein – former director general of Haiti’s economic development agancy, has been ruled a suicide.

    “He shot himself in the head” -Veronica Lamar, medical examiner

    Eberwein, a vocal critic of the Clinton Foundation, was scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was expected to testify on the Clinton Foundation’s misappropriation of funds in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

    “The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace” –Klaus Eberwein

    Eberwin – who reportedly told acquaintences that he feared for his life, pointed out that just .6 percent of donations from international sources to the Clinton Foundation for Haiti actually ended up in the hands of Haitian organizations, while 9.6% ended up in the Haitian government. The remaining 89.8% – $5.4 Billion, was spent elsewhere.

    The now-deceased Clinton enemy was said to be in ‘good spirits’ with plans for the future. Friend Gilbert Bailly said “It’s really shocking… We grew up together, he was like family.”

  87. Tom

    ABC crowing over Trump’s poll figures, as if the lefty media (their genotype) had nothing to do with it.

    Herodotus, for future ref, Trump’s real approval rating is around 12% higher than that published US polls, which are still using the D+10%-13% sample stack that elected Obambi in 2008, instead of the D0%-+2% electorate who voted in Trump in November. In other words, the MSM have turned opinion polling into a Get Trump propaganda weapon to destabilise. We have never seen this in the history of American journalism.

    Poll analyst Bill Mitchell, for example says Trump’s real approval rating is around 48% — one-third higher than the latest fake poll number of 36%. The fake pollsters say they are polling a “random” sample, but when asked who they support, there are always 10-13% more DNC voters.

  88. Gab

    Paging Slayer of Memes. Repeat of an article in aisle 4.

  89. struth

    ABC crowing over Trump’s poll figures, as if the lefty media (their genotype) had nothing to do with it.

    Short memories by their beloved midnight oil springs to mind.

  90. Baldrick

    Mr Greiner said the Coalition’s poor polling was directly attributable to tensions between Prime Minister Turnbull and his predecessor Mr Abbott playing out in public.

    Says the man who made grubby sweetheart deals with then State MP Tony Windsor, who ultimately forced Greiner to resign, with the help of other Independents, over other grubby sweetheart deals.
    Yeah righto Nick.

  91. struth

    After Saudi Arabia, the next largest Clinton Donors were the taxpayers of Australia.

    The Saudis put their Clinton puppet master Huma in there to make sure Clinton was on schedule with the destruction of the west.
    What did we get?

  92. Gab

    Pollster calls on your home phone. Usual question about homosexual “marriage” – are ye for or agin it?

    Hmmm, let me see, you’ve rung my home phone which is an unlisted number, you can probably work out where I live. I don’t know if you’re a nasty pos who can find out more about me online and I don’t know what you’re capable of …

    Homosexual “marriage”, hell yes, Mr Pollster, I’m all for it.

  93. struth

    If an election was held tomorrow, Trump would win more bigly and hugely than he did last time.

  94. Sparkx

    Turnbull is marketing himself and (what was) the Liberal party as “the Turnbull Coalition Team” and now all the woes that beset the him and the party are Tony Abbott’s fault? Wake up Froggy.

  95. John constantine

    Sorry to spoil game of thrones, but after Waleed denounces the racists, frees the slaves, gives women the vote and adopts the dragons, it is over.

    All he has to do is lead the forces of love to exterminate the Whites that Walk and eternal fundamental change rules in Handling..

  96. Tom

    If an election was held tomorrow, Trump would win more bigly and hugely than he did last time.

    Heh.

  97. zyconoclast

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2442913, posted on July 17, 2017 at 5:58 am
    In case you don’t believe that Newcastle is the bogan capital of the world…

    I discovered Newcastle was the bogan capital of the world when I first went there some time ago.

    I told my travelling companion, this is where all VK Commodores go to die.
    They were everywhere.

  98. John constantine

    Gameland, not handling seen auto perfect is even on Waleed’s side pbuh.

  99. Myrddin Seren

    Odds on that the next Doctor after this female one will be a black, transgender Muslim.

    Add: ‘Afro-Carribean’, ‘Lesbian’ and ‘with a disability’

    and you have written the character background for the next James Bond – “Jallah al Bond”

  100. Baldrick

    Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord to be a woman:
    Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role.

    Will da ebil Cybermen be renamed CyberPanGenderDemiBoys?
    People need to know.

  101. Uh oh

    John constantine
    #2443046, posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:02 am
    Gameland, not handling seen auto perfect is even on Waleed’s side pbuh.

    John, have you been drinking?

  102. val majkus

    a comment on this story ‘Insanity and hypocrisy down under’

    Raven July 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    “The Latrobe Valley in the state of Victoria, Australia, contains estimated reserves of some 65 billion tonnes of brown coal. The deposit is equivalent to 25 percent of known world reserves.The coal seams are up to 100 metres thick, with multiple coal seams often giving virtually continuous brown coal thickness of up to 230 metres. ” Link

    So, Daniel Andrews (Premier of Victoria) apparently tripled the royalty due on this coal and the French owners of Hazelwood Power Station decided to shut it down in March 2017. At that time, Hazelwood was 53 years old, was licensed to produce power until 2025 and represented about 20% of Victoria’s production. During that month of March, Hazelwood produced roughly the same amount of power as every wind farm in Australia combined. That’s from a 53 year old dinosaur . .

    Victoria has two inter-connectors with South Australia where wind is king. Elon Musk has kindly obliged to fill the gap with a battery. Honestly, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

    Also, most coal plants are essentially built alongside their coal mine. The vast majority of gas plants rely on gas coming out of their supply pipe from somewhere remote. Therefor, coal plants tend to be much more resilient if a fuel shortage were to about.

    Patrick MJD July 16, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    “Roger Knights July 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    It’s harder to store large amounts of reserve gas than of reserve coal.”

    True. Turnbull recently stated that coal has a future in Australia’s energy mix. Turnbull is a keen supporter of “the price on carbon” so much so he reactivated it July 1st 2016. He is also a liberal party MP and it was the Liberal party under Howard who started this boondoggle off by setting Renewable Energy Targets (RET’s) in the 1990’s effectively creating energy *MARKETS* rather than energy suppliers. This laid the foundation of reduced supply, increased demand and astronomical prices. SA spiked to over AU$13,k during the recent debacle.

    Australia, the stupid country!

  103. zyconoclast

    Curious in a way, but also on the money, children ought not be the subject of lust, and as long as islam associates itself with terrorism putting your little girls in hijabs is both political and intentional target drawing for victimhoodiness.

    Lnp vote for headscarf ban for under 10s

    Ignore immigration but deal with what the under 10 girls are wearing.

    About as useful as arguing over the colour of T-shirt the next ‘lone wolf’ will be allowed to wear.

  104. Boambee John

    Of course that Haitian bloke committed suicide.

    We have al heard of “suicide by cpo”, when people provoke the police until they are shot.

    The Haitian bloke committed “suicide by Clinton”. He publicly provoked the Clintons until …

  105. Boambee John

    Drat, “suicide by cop”, not cpo, although Chief Petty Officers can be a bit fierce!

  106. incoherent rambler

    Yep. I think closing Hazelwood was act of indanity, more indane than paying a bill to not build a road.

    The only thing I can think of that compares is spending $50 bill to buy Macarons from the French.

  107. notafan

    Malcolm Roberts withdraw from Paris agreement petition

    APH petition

  108. Gab

    Malcolm Roberts withdraw from Paris agreement petition

    Can’t see it anywhere, Notafan.

  109. notafan

    Keep in mind that Catholics think of the Church as the “barque of Peter” — a boat, captained by Peter. Benedict XVI is saying here that the Church appears to be going down, capitulating to the Zeitgeist. He is praising Cardinal Meisner for living with serenity, confident that come what may, Jesus will not abandon the Church.

    I had to re-read that statement from Benedict several times to quite believe it. This is a staggering remark, one whose power is amplified by the fact that it was delivered at the requiem mass for a cardinal who challenged Pope Francis directly. I cannot read it as other than Benedict’s judgment of the state of the Catholic Church under Francis. If you have a more plausible reading, let’s hear it.

    If I’m correct, contained within these few lines is Benedict’s counsel to the Catholic faithful who wish to resist this dictatorship of the Zeitgeist: you are not wrong; things really are as bad as they seem — but stand fast in the faith, and fear not.

    I can do that.


    Rod Dreher at the American Conservative also disagrees with my understanding of Pope Benedict’s remarks. Oh well.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    ABC crowing over Trump’s poll figures, as if the lefty media (their genotype) had nothing to do with it.

    2015 … 70% of US public hate Trump;
    January 2016 … 64% of US voters think Trump’s GOP nomination is a publicity stunt;
    April 2016 … 72% of registered GOP voters think the party won’t affirm Trump as candidate;
    May 2016 … Trump nominated as candidate by GOP;
    June – October 2016 … Polls show that Illary will win in a landslide. The only argument is whether she we win slightly over 300 electoral college votes, or closer to 400;
    September – October 2016 … Polls show Illary smashing Trump in debates with a series of “jaw-dropping take-downs”;
    November 7th … 66% of voters indicate that they are voting for Illary.
    November 8th … Trump wins;
    November 9th … 63% of voters indicate “OMG! I can’t believe we just did that!”

  111. notafan

    Petition Details
    Mine had a think and then took to me to the correct petition

    which is
    Petition Number
    EN0264
    Petition Address
    To the Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives
    Petition Of
    Certain citizens of Australia
    Petition Reason

  112. Daryl

    God, not the Russians, interfered in US election. Ted Cruz was Chosen.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44412.htm

  113. H B Bear

    a black, transgender disabled muslim dwarf
    Fixed. The midget from GoT could blackface up to play it.

    Shanghai Sam, some duct tape and a tin of Kiwi boot polish.

  114. John constantine

    Tempted to drink, as my satellite nbn is dropping out every few minutes and I am back to the new non spellcheck ‘tap to enter into dictionary’ trained phone.

    Got stuff to do this wintry blast of a morning too.

  115. stackja

    val majkus
    #2443075, posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Thank you!

    Petition Details
    Petition Number
    EN0264

    I signed petition reference number EN0264

    You have successfully signed petition reference number EN0264

  116. stackja

    Leigh Lowe
    #2443068, posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Democratic Party bad poll numbers not getting much mention. Strange?

  117. incoherent rambler

    Adam Turner at Fairfax has Turnbull morphing into a Trump.

    The laws of mathematics would seem to stand in the way, but Turnbull insists that they’re trumped by Australian law; “The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia,” Turnbull said, in a line that his anti-intellectual US counterpart Donald Trump would be proud of.

  118. struth

    Seems that petition site loads but looks like it isn’t.
    Typical government bullshit.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Moan” says the Grattan Institute. It must be a Monday.

    Home ownership in Australia in decline for three decades: Grattan Institute

    The kiddies are too busy buying quinoa lattes and smashed avocado and truffle sangas to listen.

  120. struth

    What is this Game of Thrones?

  121. Nick

    FMD:

    School classrooms should be fitted with video cameras that can provide a live broadcast to parents, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has been told.

    “This would both ensure that children of all abilities are being treated appropriately but also prevent videos being edited or doctored by school staff,” according to the submission to the inquiry into students with a disability or special needs in NSW schools.

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pyne, who represents the state with the highest electricity prices in the world, appears to want to export subs to suckers. Once he gets around to building some.

    Minister eyes being major arms exporter

    Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has his sights set on putting the nation on the map when it comes to building defence capabilities.

    Australia had the capacity to export weapons such as targets, vessels and surveillance systems and some of that has already begun.

    “My ambition is for us to enormously increase that capacity to send a lot more weapons overseas to appropriate countries,” Mr Pyne told ABC radio on Monday.

    But it won’t happen “willy-nilly”.

    It won’t happen at all Chris. About the only thing SA is capable of building are swords and sandals, and they went out of common usage some time ago.

  123. old bloke

    John Comnenus
    #2442997, posted on July 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Mrs Comnenus will be pleased that the event she attended has caused so much discussion on the Cat

    John, please assure us that you weren’t one of the beared gentlemen photographed in that link you provided.

  124. struth

    My ambition is for us to enormously increase that capacity to send a lot more weapons overseas to appropriate countries,” Mr Pyne told ABC radio on Monday.

    Your ambition is to stay in government.
    That is all.

  125. stackja

    struth
    #2443085, posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:21 am
    Seems that petition site loads but looks like it isn’t.
    Typical government bullshit.

    Linky worked for me.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Home ownership in Australia in decline for three decades: Grattan Institute

    The kiddies are too busy buying quinoa lattes and smashed avocado and truffle sangas to listen.

    That was one of the best pieces of financial advice I was ever given. Get yourself into a house as soon as possible, and pay it off as soon as possible. Don’t buy in Sydney or Melbourne, the real estate there is vastly overpriced.

  127. Nick
    #2443092, posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:28 am
    School classrooms should be fitted with video cameras that can provide a live broadcast to parents, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has been told.

    Initial reaction – shock and horror.
    Further consideration – brilliant. Imagine disbelieving parents of disruptive children having factual evidence of the child’s misdemeanours. I hope sounds are recorded too. Great tool for allocating discipline to those who deserve it.

    However, it will never happen. You can’t even take a snap of your child running in a school athletics carnival without the gestapo impounding your camera. Imagine live streaming of a whole school’s classroom activities, available to all and sundry.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #2443080, posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Leigh Lowe
    #2443068, posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Democratic Party bad poll numbers not getting much mention. Strange?

    Oh, yeah, I forgot that.
    Apparently, Trump is about as popular as a turd in the swimming pool in the six months since inauguration … except for the five sudden spikes in HoR “by-elections” which we have been told beforehand are “polls on his Presidential style”.

  129. Arky

    Initial reaction – shock and horror.
    Further consideration – brilliant. Imagine disbelieving parents of disruptive children having factual evidence of the child’s misdemeanours. I hope sounds are recorded too. Great tool for allocating discipline to those who deserve it.

    ..
    Yeah I would be up for that too.
    Unfortunately I don’t think the parent’s reactions would be as you imagine.
    All to often I meet the parents of misbehaving students only to realise the children are much better than their parents.
    I once had a disruptive student who’s diary had a truly disgusting and explicit picture childishly
    scrawled on the cover.
    I asked her: “Who drew that”?
    She laughed and laughed and said:”My Dad”.

  130. Stimpson J. Cat

    What the f$ckity f$ck is this female Doctor Who sh$t?
    What’s she going to save the universe with, her Sonic Dildo?

    What next, Revenge of the Gendermen?
    Daleks in p$ssyhats screeching
    “Self-impregnate!!!Self-impregnate!!!”
    Paint the f$cking Tardis pink.
    Then burn it.
    This sh$t is over.

  131. Stimpson J. Cat

    School classrooms should be fitted with video cameras that can provide a live broadcast to parents

    Teachers have not really thought this through,
    have they?

  132. zyconoclast

    its 12:03 and no new thread?

  133. Stimpson J. Cat
    #2443107, posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:55 am
    What the f$ckity f$ck is this female Doctor Who sh$t?

    To add insult to injury the BBC destroyed many of the original recordings, but this incarnation will be preserved for posterity.

  134. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2443110, posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:59 am
    its 12:03 and no new thread?

    Usually am

    Posted on 12:01 am, July 15, 2017 by Sinclair Davidson

  135. Sparkx

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2443107, posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:55 am
    What the f$ckity f$ck is this female Doctor Who sh$t?
    What’s she going to save the universe with, her Sonic Dildo?

    What next, Revenge of the Gendermen?
    Daleks in p$ssyhats screeching
    “Self-impregnate!!!Self-impregnate!!!”
    Paint the f$cking Tardis pink.
    Then burn it.
    This sh$t is over.

    +eleventy gazillion.

  136. Sparkx

    Thanks Stimpson, I needed a good laugh.

  137. Stimpson J. Cat

    To add insult to injury the BBC destroyed many of the original recordings, but this incarnation will be preserved for posterity.

    The person responsible needs to be hunted down and garotted with Tom Bakers scarf.
    Incidentally, for those that don’t know, he is actually the only man alive who is legally entitled to wear a scarf.
    All other male scarf wearers should beaten mercilessly into a coma with the plywood remnants of the original Dr Who sets.

  138. Ez

    The government pushing to decide the remuneration of employees of private enterprise.

    APRA will have stronger powers to remove directors and senior executives from their positions under BEAR. The prudential regulator will also have the power to defer the ‘variable’ component of executives’ remuneration.

    A minimum of 40 per cent of an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) executive’s variable remuneration (and 60 per cent of a chief executive’s) will be deferred for a minimum period of four years under BEAR.

    How to nationalise the banks (when you’re not nationalising the banks) through regulation:

    * Have APRA deciding what services they can offer, and how they can be offered (caps on I/O lending, growth limits of investment lending, etc).
    * Give ASIC the power to take an individual’s employment and remuneration.
    * Finally have the Federal Government^ confiscate company profits (bank levy).

    ^ and possibly the failed state of Mainland Tasmania joining in as well.

  139. Myrddin Seren

    Stimpy

    What the f$ckity f$ck is this female Doctor Who sh$t?

    At least Their BBC have maintained the Time Lords being portrayed as white as the sandwich loaf aisle at your local bag-at-a-price ubermarket.

  140. Johanna;

    As usual, management claims to be responding to (unspecified) demand from customers.

    This seems to be an area that you have a degree of expertise in – Does the management of Colesworth have to respond to a FOI request for documentation as to the validity of this claim?
    If so, I’m going to demand they prove this demand, because I’m sick to death of this corporate bullshit.

  141. Myrddin Seren

    From Ez’s link:

    Treasury has released a 20-page consultation paper on its Banking Executive Accountability Regime, referred to throughout by its acronym BEAR, giving the industry exactly three weeks to respond.

    I think the expected response by Treasury from the banks is “Jawohl Reichsbank !” Followed by a click of the heels and a deep bow.

    The government’s stated objective for BEAR is to “make it easier to hold senior individuals to account for their behaviour in carrying out their responsibilities”, according to the consultation paper.

    Ermm – thought we had criminal law, corporate law, tort law and shareholder protections for this ?

    BTW – there is absolutely nothing so far that indicates this ‘control measure’ will not be rolled out across the rest of the private sector. Think of how a CMFEU-controlled government could use this against the construction industry ?

    Announcing the details of the regime, Minister for Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer said “recurring scandals” have demonstrated that banks are not operating at the high standards the community expects of them.

    Well, Ahmed Fahour’s pay packets niggle me, but that was an issue for the NAB shareholders. Where have directors been involved in recurring scandals ?

    “It is important that there are mechanisms in place to deter poor behaviour and ensure that banks are held to account where they fail to meet the standards expected of them,” Ms O’Dwyer said.

    The S.F. Liberals seem to be literally signing off on position papers being emailed in from the Grattan Institute and the Australia Institute ?

    So far – the big investment in Anna Bligh to run cover for the banks with the real government, the Public Service, doesn’t seem to be paying any dividends ?

  142. Atoms for Peace

    The BBC has opened the way for the next Dr Who ( after the wimmins) to be a beagle. Fitting end for the series as the Tardis picks up a scent and disappears.

  143. Herodotus

    Unions, ever on the lookout for levers, have asked that they be given more power to go onto work sites – because they have to check if the workers are being underpaid.

  144. jupes

    Incidentally, for those that don’t know, he is actually the only man alive who is legally entitled to wear a scarf.

    Except of course to the footy.

  145. Stimpson J. Cat

    Except of course to the footy.

    Sporting Events Exception Granted.

  146. Baldrick

    ABC crowing over Trump’s poll figures, as if the lefty media (their genotype) had nothing to do with it.

    Mmmyes, because they got it so right last time.
    Honestly, who’d believe anything the cockheads have to say about American polls.

  147. Fat Tony

    Doctor Who – a thousand years old and always male.

    Regenerates as a good looking female .

    Spends the first 6 episodes in the bathroom playing with herself.

  148. John Comnenus

    Old bloke – I attended in a purely spectatorial capacity. I do not have a beard, let alone a red dress.

  149. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted
    Rita Panahi‏Verified account @RitaPanahi Jul 15

    Covered head to toe but their hijabs are too revealing & pants too tight. Blamed for arousing men. Watch till end.
    https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/886372797332639744
    Amy Mek

  150. jupes

    Catallaxy has released a 20-page consultation paper on its Politicians Accountability Regime, referred to throughout by its acronym PAR, giving the parliament exactly three weeks to respond.

    Catallaxy’s stated objective for PAR is to “make it easier to hang politicians for their behaviour in not carrying out their responsibilities”, according to the consultation paper.

    Announcing the details of the regime, Catallaxy’s Minister for Executions, Rabz said “recurring scandals” have demonstrated that politicians are not even operating at the low standards the community expects of them.

    “It is important that there are gallows in place to deter poor behaviour and ensure that politicians are held to account where they fail to meet the standards expected of them,” Rabz said.

  151. Herodotus

    ABC in Trump Derangement mode again on The World Today.
    The discussion morphs into “why don’t we have non-compulsory voting like the USA and UK?”

    Well, the prof. explains, compulsory voting is basically good, it means everyone has to turn up, but it makes minor or micro “entrepreneurial” parties job easier in harvesting disgruntled votes, those of people fed up with the established parties. Non-compulsory voting lessens that, at least.

    “Didn’t seem to help in the USA, Trump still got elected”, says ABC compere.

  152. Baldrick

    What is this Game of Thrones?

    A poor attempt at toilet humour.

  153. srr

    🙂
    EXCLUSIVE: Let Them Eat ‘Melania’ Cake!

    Slovenians Celebrate Trump Presidency

    ‘Maybe He Can Change the World’

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/16/let-eat-melania-cake-slovenians-celebrate-trump-presidency-maybe-can-change-world/

    😉

  154. The moral of the tale: don’t cross the Clintons.

    Bullshit. Hang the fuckers, then see how powerful they are.

  155. old bloke

    John Comnenus
    #2443131, posted on July 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you for that reassurance.

  156. zyconoclast

    You could have ended up with this as the first woman Dr Who.

    She ticks more virtue signalling boxes:
    Woman (sort of)
    Old
    Fat
    Ugly
    And of the religion that dare not speak its name.

  157. srr

    Bill’s off for his Birthday.

    It’s Adam Gingrich, Ann Vandersteel and Brian Hassine tonight –

    YourVoice™ America (7/16) “Sunday Night Roundtable”

  158. Marcus Classis

    SRR:

    Where are the Fathers, Brothers, Uncles, Grandfathers and Men in these countries?

    CL has often asked this question to.

    Sad thing is that many end up arrested and even gaoled when they dare to try to protect and defend their own or even simply dare to call on police to do their job, but those injustices rarely get MSM News coverage; just the terrorising, crippling, word of mouth news of what happens to men who still expect Justice to Be Done.

    So of course enough of that gives rise to street protests, and then those people who do rise up in numbers hard to totally ignore, get insulted by respected intellectuals with a public voice, who, ‘don’t like street protests’, because, ‘you can’t control the odd ratbags that get in amongst them and draw negative attention‘, From Those Very Respected Intellectuals With A Public Voice!

    What seems to be starting to happen now is the logical continuation of this.

    Herr Fritz’s daughter or wife gets pack-raped by mohammedan savages. Herr Fritz knows that there is absolutely nothing the system will do to help find, let alone punish, the savages. Indeed, if he tries to force the system to do this, he will be victimised by the authorites himself.

    So Herr Fritz realises that the social contract is kaput and he looks to an affinity group. Might be mates, might be family, but it is very small and utterly trustworthy. Just like a revolutionary cell, in fact. The question now is – is Herr Fritz now hunting the odd savage in revenge?

    It’s very hard to get stats on vanishing savages in Germany, simply because nobody knows how many there are and nobody knows who they are. But it seems that some savages at least are indeed vanishing or turning up dead.

    This is, of course, a very bad thing, a precursor to communal violence balkans-style. Which is why we’re trying to track its development.

    What a few of us are looking for is the first signs of active 4GW in Germany and we might be seeing the first few hints of it now. It is starting to happen in Sweden (even with the ‘hand grenades are legally a firework’ loophole finally closed) and is not officially discouraged in Hungary and Austria.

  159. This seems to be an area that you have a degree of expertise in – Does the management of Colesworth have to respond to a FOI request for documentation as to the validity of this claim?
    If so, I’m going to demand they prove this demand, because I’m sick to death of this corporate bullshit.

    Socialism is essentially about controlling the means of production. The screw tightens to eleventy.

  160. Sparkx

    zyconoclast, that wasn’t even funny – just plain sick.

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Catallaxy has released a 20-page consultation paper

    Minister for Mental Illness, Dr Stimpson J. Cat, outlined the problems with the existing systems for treating mental illness.
    “History has shown that whenever you have a large amount of sane people in charge of any given system, there will inevitably be mistakes, errors, and f$ckups typically on a scale as large as the system in question.
    Putting the mentally ill is charge of the system largely eliminates any and all errors that can be made by the sane, and forces the mentally ill to be responsible for their own behaviour and treatment.
    In all honesty it is crazy that no one has tried such a simple and elegant solution before. “

  162. stackja

    Sparkx
    #2443146, posted on July 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm
    New Fred!

    Thank you!

  163. srr

    The Rebel‏Verified account @TheRebelTV 15h15 hours ago

    Everything’s Bigger in #Australia (Especially the Elon Musk Con-Job), says @RealMarkLatham — https://www.therebel.media/everything_s_bigger_in_australia_especially_the_elon_musk_con_job … | #auspol #energy #tcot

    Sometimes you hear it said “everything’s big in Texas”. Well, I’m saying that if you reckon that, you ain’t been to Australia. We LOVE big things here Down Under.

    We’ve got the big banana, the big redback spider, the big lobster, the big pineapple, the big potato, the big penguin, the big Ned Kelly, the big boxing crocodile, the big mango, the big gumboot, the big kangaroo, the big milkshake container, the big beercan, and perhaps my favourite, the big bogan.

    I love the big Bogan, with his beer can and stubbies.

    Now we’ve actually got a government in Australia sponsoring more big things.

    The South Australian government led by the wild leftie Jay Weatherill has gone after a target of 50 per cent renewable energy.

    Now he thinks that a big battery will solve South Australia’s energy problems.

    In reality, the big battery will only add marginal benefit.

    It’s just another con-job on the poor long-suffering taxpayer.

    Australia needs a sustainable, reliable source of power. We’ve got to go nuclear and forget these wild experiments into con-job renewables.

  164. old bloke

    Dr BG – I have been reading of your travels and travails, sounds like you are really enjoying yourself.

    A couple of tips – throw that Irish Cream in the bin and buy a bottle of the local Arrack. That is a distilled coconut spirit which is quite good, costs around $5 AUS for 750 ml. You can buy it at any of the roadside “wine shops”, those wire-mesh enclosed roadside structures surrounded by tuk-tuk drivers.

    Cuban cigars won’t be cheap. If you’re prepared to lower your standards the local cigarettes are quite good, I bought Gold Leaf brand over there, costs around $2 AUS for a packet of 20.

    Regarding your meat purchases, you are in a majority Buddhist country so the majority there are vegetarians. You should be able to find what you need in your nearest Cargills supermarket.

  165. OSC;

    No worries.
    I watched part of one episode some time ago. A guy rapes his sister at the foot of their son’s grave.
    I have never wanted to watch GoT ever again.

    I’ve never watched an episode of GoT. (Watch out for the virtue signalling, everyone!) Watched the first series of Doc Who – thought it was Fabbo – watched the first episode of the second series, and never watched another. My Crapmeter bent itself on the end stop.
    Just thought you’d all like to know.
    I get all the news I need at the Cat!

  166. johanna

    Winston Smith
    #2443119, posted on July 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Johanna;

    As usual, management claims to be responding to (unspecified) demand from customers.

    This seems to be an area that you have a degree of expertise in – Does the management of Colesworth have to respond to a FOI request for documentation as to the validity of this claim?
    If so, I’m going to demand they prove this demand, because I’m sick to death of this corporate bullshit.

    Winston, FOI only applies to government entities AFAIK.

    But, it would be great if a few shareholders demanded answers at the next AGM.

  167. .

    It may be considered oppression or fraud against the minority if they don’t disclose, Winston.

  168. Drbeaugan

    Dr Beau, have you been to the local market? Surely there must be some good fresh seafood if you go at the right time. And passable fruit, veg and meat if you go early. Where do the locals buy their fresh produce?

    Yes, I have, OCO, and the fresh fish market is next to the fruit and vegetables market. It’s good quality and dead cheap.

    Johanna, the sort of person who has a nervous breakdown on discovering that other cultures are different is someone who is the natural prey of lefties. I am aware of the risks with food in foreign parts, including hepatitis. My strategy is to cook myself and also involves wine and Bailey’s Irish cream as an internal antiseptic that tastes better than Listerine. Which I now use for brushing my teeth instead of diet coke.

    I get some innocent pleasure from overcoming minor obstructions to tranquility. As I remarked earlier, living in my comfort zone for too long makes me uncomfortable. I fear becoming a slob. I have lived a life of pure self indulgence for too long, so minor discomforts are refreshing.

    As to living in Sri Lanka, I now know what to look for in a house. Air-conditioning, hot and cold running water and a decent pressure in the shower. Garbage removal. Close proximity to shops. I already knew to check that the toilets flush.

    It’s getting into shape now, and been interesting. It’s different from Oz, and that’s a Good Thing. I like variety.

  169. Drbeaugan

    I got a phone call from my tuk-tuk driver this morning, or more likely his kids. They played some English pop music at me. I must be famous in certain restricted circles.

  170. Drbeaugan

    Oh, and Johanna, I never believed that there is all that much spiritual in the East. If Eastern wisdom came remotely close to Western wisdom, all those yogis would have got to America by translocation or flying carpet instead of using an aeroplane.

    Buddhism has its good points. Of course, Gautama was an Indo-European speaking an Indo European Language. His ideas are interesting, sophisticated and valuable. But not really Eastern at all. Linguistically and ethnically closer to the Greeks. Classical Greeks, not modern Greeks.

  171. srr

    Myrddin Seren
    #2443274, posted on July 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    What a few of us are looking for is the first signs of active 4GW in Germany and we might be seeing the first few hints of it now.

    Reprising from last week:

    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”.

    It looks like history repeating itself rather than a new style of warfare.

    The opponents of Merkalism ( to try and find a succinct descriptor ) are effectively underground and hiding their identities so that weaponised proxies of the EU Establishment – the Antifa – don’t find and kill them.

    And when some German politicians are appalled enough by what happened in Hamburg* to demand action on the extremists, I would be willing to bet that is interpreted by the politicised security ministries and services as “Yes, we must crack down on anti-Merkalists !’

    * Would be willing to bet that Merkel chose Hamburg for the G20 knowing the Leftists would run rampant and intimidate anyone thinking otherwise, plus scare the voters in the upcoming elections that she represents some sort of force of moderation. She may be incorrect about that last point, but the Krauts seem to be shuffling resignedly along on their walking frames to demographic and civilisation oblivion.

    Yes, BUT, don’t give up hope.

    As I mentioned when someone wasn’t to keen on Carl Benjamin aka Sargon of Akkad, it’s because he is young, a sceptic and nominally of ‘the left’, BUT, keeps arguing himself and his very many followers over to sanity, that I find his videos worth sharing. They’re a good and hopeful insight into where the younger generations are heading.

    For instance this one he did on The Young Turks (once the most biggly followed by the youngsters), doing their apologetics for the Black Block/Antifa riots in Hamberg, is another promising nail in the not so young anymore and too bloody Turkish, extreme Left propagandist’s coffin –

    TYT Defend Antifa
    Sargon of Akkad
    Jul 11, 2017
    “Everything for everyone!” – Cenk “I’m a liberal” Uygur.

    465,305 views, 24,980 Likes

  172. srr

    Boambee John
    #2443289, posted on July 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Hunted Mind

    Pushed into a corner, the Eastern Europeans will ally with the re-Christianised Russia.

    And as foretold by G.K. Chesterton a hundred years ago, Russia will yet again have a mighty hand in pulling Western Europe back from annihilating themselves with ‘secularism’, as has been their habit.

  173. Tel

    ABC in Trump Derangement mode again on The World Today.
    The discussion morphs into “why don’t we have non-compulsory voting like the USA and UK?”

    After the Brexit referendum, when the young people couldn’t be bothered showing up, the same hypocritical lefties were wringing their hands and upset that the UK should have compulsory voting to push the little buggers to the polling booths.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/29/after-the-brexit-vote-britain-must-introduce-compulsory-voting/

    We can spend all day chastising young people for failing to vote in a referendum considered more important to them than to anyone else, given that they will live with the result for the longest.

    Or we can accept that young people sometimes need an extra shove when it comes to stepping into politics for the first time. The threat of fines – and, in extreme cases, jail – should do the trick.

    Remember… all they care about is the outcome, and will invent anything and everything as excuses for how to get that outcome, but no real principles exist.

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