Monday Forum: July 31, 2017

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  1. Oh come on

    The sad truth is that Fraser martyred St Gough through his unconventional ousting. Conventional history has papered over just how rotten the Whitlam government had become by November 1975. It’s completely overshadowed by the dismissal. The most powerful defender of Whitlam’s legacy is Fraser’s impatience back in 1975.

  2. Haidee

    Thank Goodness it wasn’t our poet. Last year Les Murray opened the artworks exhibition of Robin Norling who died this year. P wrote about him.

    “An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow”

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    FMD, yet another false dawn.

    No. Just politics at the local level. There will have to be an independent investigation of some sort. Cory also has to recognize that as leader of the AustCons he has other responsibilities now.

  4. Snoopy

    4 Corners is a must see next week. An ABC exposé on the nasties emitted from asbestos burning underground.

  5. Fergus

    Les Murray made soccer watchable. RIP.

  6. a reader

    Les Murray once fronted a rockband called “The Rubber Band.”

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Haidee may well be Grigs; or not. Started off very Grigsish. Now making a few sensible comments, better than Grigs. Maybe this female side is his good side. Better than Libby Zee anyway.

    I’ll accept Haidee (Heidi – gone Swiss now not Ukrainian) on simple face value for the nature of the commenting. We’re mostly anonymous, thus so what. If Haidee turns very Griggish, time to pile on.

    Wouldn’t want to put off any new commenter sitting ready to come in to be put off coming in due to Grig’s activities. Everyone was a new commenter once. 🙂

  8. H B Bear

    Haidee molests Grey Nurses. That’s all I need to know.

    Grogogoogle is doing well though. This must be week 3 or something.

  9. feelthebern

    Martin Tyler did more for football in Australia than Les Murray & SBS ever did.

  10. .

    We should absolutely see the GG’s letters. He was not acting in a personal capacity. That’s total bollocks. All of the evidence so far is that he absolutely did the right thing, moreso, the Queen couldn’t intervene.

  11. Haidee

    “Haidee” was the name of my family home!
    It’s got nothing whatever to do with Switzerland. Please!
    may I say? for Christ’s sake!

    Anyway, thank you, Lizzie.

  12. @SeditionaryI

    “Are there more muslims in Australia than homosexuals?”

    Entirely fair question, with the numbers of Muslims rapidly approaching the half million mark and more arriving daily, I’d say they are well on track to outnumber homosexuals soon enough.

    Unfortunately for homosexuals, Orlando has shown us that in the eyes of the Left, the placation of Muslims comes ahead of the very lives of homosexuals.

    Dark days ahead.

  13. Haidee

    molests grey nurses??
    Christ Almighty

    Oh well ha ha ha .. grey nurses

  14. feelthebern

    No doubt they’ll release the GG letters on the same day as the Lionel Murphy papers.
    Will be the perfect cover.
    Will allow Leatherface/7:30/QandA to all ignore them to concentrate on the GG letters.

  15. Makka

    Yep, Haidee is Grigsy. He can’t help himself, the psycho creep.

  16. notafan

    Oh dear Haidee (quite the nasty one btw)

    It wasn’t me that first made the suggestion, that was several people you tangled with weeks ago.

    But the style is so similar, a Catholic woman from SE queensland with three or four children right?.

    Its like deja vu all over again.

    Libbierobbie stirring the pot.

    Pointless

  17. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All of the evidence so far is that he absolutely did the right thing, moreso, the Queen couldn’t intervene.

    Gough Whitlam actually had the Speaker of the House of Representatives write to the Queen, urging her to dismiss the caretaker Government, re – install him as Prime Minister, and cancel the elections, to take place on December 13th.

    Buckingham Palace wrote back, basically saying it was a matter for the Governor General to deal with, under Section 51 (?) of the Constitution.

  18. Makka

    A group of Islamic extremists wanted to hide out in the Blue Mountains to convert Aboriginal people in the hope of forming an “army” to wage a guerilla war, NSW court documents suggest.

    Sounds like a plan, lol.

  19. Haidee

    Well, you’d understand “nasty”, notafan
    You know all about bitchy

    How’re the black leather boho muu muu alterations coming along?

  20. Aussieute

    “Safe Schools” is a happening thing in the hole of Victoria
    Check out this video
    One gutsy lady putting it out there

  21. Zyconoclast

    Are there more muslims in Australia than homosexuals?

    Let us ‘drill down deep’ into the stats.
    Which part of the subset do homosexual Muslims belong to?

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A group of Islamic extremists wanted to hide out in the Blue Mountains to convert Aboriginal people in the hope of forming an “army” to wage a guerilla war, NSW court documents suggest.

    Like, an Aboriginal guerilla army worked real well last time, didn’t it..

  23. Infidel Tiger

    Cory believes that to be re-elected he needs the votes of South Australian vermin.

    He’s probably all tumescent for subs and multi-function polises too.

  24. notafan

    It isnt ‘bitchy’ to point out that something that walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is most likely a duck.

    At least you havent denied it wasnt in fact me that first outed you.

    We all know about the photographic memorry.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ve just been looking at this. It is a biographical record of Elizabeth Durack,
    thanks Lizzie, I’ve bookmarked it to check out tomorrow afternoon

    Unsurprisingly, Val, she has that speech tone of the female Australian upper social classes of her era, a tone that is still heard occasionally amongst an older generation even now. Hairy’s ex-mother-in-law has it too; she’s an old-style naval Admiral’s wife who adores Hairy still and whom we have for lunch occasionally. She is exceedingly polite to me, although rather reserved, as all of these women were. (Her daughter walked out on Hairy, so there is no animosity to me there.)

    Elizabeth’s elite tone must have really got under the skin of those who wished to attack her for what she represented as both a Durack and as Eddie Burrup, although she was not personally wealthy. In this biographical interview, she does make the case, as Perpetua’s book also suggests, that she didn’t inherit much of the Durack fortune, most of which was dissipated or taken in taxes on the sale of the lands. Her father left her money to buy a reasonable quality house, but she always felt the daily need to make a financial success of her art (mainly by the her commercial illustrative work).

    What is so apparent from the interviews is that she had far more understanding of the very traditional aboriginal ‘mind’ than any southern people claiming aboriginal descent, about whom she is suitably scathing. Her access to the very old men, genuine traditional custodians still living wild, was exceptional. She grew up with the same feelings for the land as these people she knew so well.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    and whom we have for lunch occasionally.

    I’m presuming that means you invite the lady over for lunch occasionally?

  27. Snoopy

    Shorter Our Jess. Trump is a destabilizer because markets went gangbusters instead of following the predictions of the experts and crashing.

  28. Crossie

    Jeannine Perrett is in full squawk on Paul Murray. I used to call her the fishwife but what do I call her now that she has taken up imitating farm animal calls?

  29. Aussieute

    There are fewer Australian farmers than Australian Muslims, Indigenous or LGBTI.
    Yet Aussie farmers feed 80 mill people, and manage 52% Australian land.

    No stats but I bet that scummy mob of financial suckers would never come close to matching their contribution to this country.

  30. Zyconoclast

    Stranger still is the once head of the IPA, Tim Wilson, now wants to subvert a democratic people’s plebiscite and run with the dogs on a purely parliamentary vote.

    Run with the dogs, then the right to marry dogs. (Don’t google zoo couples)

    Can anyone remember who appointed Timmy to the HRC?
    Can anyone supply a list of the achievements Wilson made for free speech while he was a Kommisar?
    (Increasing his profile so he could get elected to parliament doesn’t count)

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    and whom we have for lunch occasionally.
    I’m presuming that means you invite the lady over for lunch occasionally?

    Ooops. Yes. We invite, they accept, and sometimes the ex-wife and her sister also come with them. We don’t eat them in any way, not even metaphorically. We could, of course, do the latter They are all very much a part of the Sydney art scene, which Hairy moved in quite a bit before he met me, and there is much foolishness in that. We used to keep in touch with some of those people, but as they are mainly on the left we haven’t go much interest in seeing them socially any more (m-in-law of course is not; true blue Lib there). We do however have a standing invitation to several art ‘salons’ run in this city in private homes, where people gather to imitate the ‘Parisian’ salon life of previous eras.

    Maybe we will go one Sunday and check one out. After my artistic entree into Quadrant, they might be quite shocked if I came out as Elizabeth Beare. Hairy’s surname is not Beare. 🙂

  32. Zyconoclast

    No. Just politics at the local level. There will have to be an independent investigation of some sort. Cory also has to recognize that as leader of the AustCons he has other responsibilities now.

    Yes, like getting re-elected as a Senator for South Australia.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ooops. Yes. We invite, they accept, and sometimes the ex-wife and her sister also come with them. We don’t eat them in any way, not even metaphoricall

    A bad attempt at humour on my part, Lizzie B.

    For whatever reason, I was on deployment to part of the South Pacific in the early 1980’s. . I was asked what I knew about that part of the world before going there. I replied that we had consulted the unit library, and noted that “the practice of cannibalism is no longer prevalent in (that part of the South Pacific.”)

    “Actually, we have a prisoner in the lockup at this time, who cooked and ate his mother in law…”

  34. classical_hero

    Dr Lecture: I’m having an old friend for dinner.

  35. classical_hero

    Lector. F’ing phone.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dr Lecture: I’m having an old friend for dinner.

    What wine would you suggest?

  37. Bruce in WA

    Watch this. Yes, it’s “just” an ad … but to some of us oldies, it strikes close to home. I’m pushing 70 and planning one more trans-Australia ride on the motorbike with Mrs BiWA on the back …

  38. Zyconoclast

    Dr Lecture: I’m having an old friend for dinner.

    What wine would you suggest?

    A nice chianti

  39. Zyconoclast

    Watch this. Yes, it’s “just” an ad … but to some of us oldies, it strikes close to home. I’m pushing 70 and planning one more trans-Australia ride on the motorbike with Mrs BiWA on the back …

    … on the back of the motorbike I hope.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sitting here watching Paul Murray, Hairy gives his opinion on SSM, i.e. I don’t care if dey want ta get hitched, but only a man and a woman can get married. Only men and women can do da consummation.

    He says it as a though it is a dance step, like the Charleston.

    That’s it, as far as he’s concerned. We ‘do’ da consummation (delightfully put, dear, I murmur) and two of the same sex can’t and don’t, so changing the terms used in the Marriage Act is a simple logical absurdity. Plus he is with me on the main objection: children deserve their own ‘natural family’ wherever possible, and ‘gay adoptions’ should never be made a ‘natural’ outcome of authorized gay relationships, which he fears would happen if the Marriage Act was changed.

  41. OneWorldGovernment

    I’ve walked into most Defense places in Canberra.

    Best I ever saw was a supposed ASIO place where a single computer burnt every single thing that the scum murphy is supposed to have accumulated. The only way I could see to burn the ceiling was to spray petrol or kerosene.

    When you walk into Russell you have to make sure you watch your back.

    When you walk under parliament house make sure there are no snakes.

    When you walk into ADFA keep walking.

  42. .

    I implore you to watch Aaron Clarey’s presentation on “Crusaderism”, either the hour long version or all 9 or so parts.

    Also note the rolling 20 year US GDP growth average. Not good!

  43. Zyconoclast

    Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
    Great arrangement

    Michaelsmithnews.com

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Jeannine Perrett is in full squawk on Paul Murray

    Absolutely awful screeching from her tonight. Ugh. That twisted mouth.

  45. OneWorldGovernment

    If it is good enough for most Australian companies to overseas outsource their interface to the Australian public then WHY NOT outsource Australian public service?

  46. Natural Instinct

    From JC at 8:41pm

    This could get a little ugly.
    If the military is leaking this shit, the person responsible should get the death penalty.

    Now what the Daily Mail says:

    Senior military sources in Washington DC told The Mail on Sunday that Pentagon officials have laid out plans to obliterate a nuclear weapons facility operating deep within a mountain in the rogue state.

    Surely, if oaths of secrecy are to mean anything these “sources” must be found and prosecuted?
    I think a certain malady has overtaken the US where leaking is seen as just normal and acceptable.

  47. Natural Instinct

    Can you believe that the home page of the Sydney Morning Herald has not one story about recent terror related arrests.
    Not one.

  48. Natural Instinct

    Can you believe that the home page of the Sydney Morning Herald has not one story about recent terror related arrests.
    Not one.

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lest We Forget. 3rd battle of Ypres – 100 years ago today.

    Just watched a doco on Foxtel about those times. Hairy and I visited Menin Gate and Tyne Cot.
    I hadn’t realized till Hairy pointed out the simple fact: the low-lying fields were quickly made mudflats because the field drainage systems were destroyed by the extensive shelling. I had thought it was just the rain, without thinking of the drainage.

  50. Natural Instinct

    From JC at 8:41pm

    This could get a little ugly.
    If the military is leaking this shit, the person responsible should get the death penalty.

    Now what the Daily Mail says:

    Senior military sources in Washington DC told The Mail on Sunday that Pentagon officials have laid out plans to obliterate a nuclear weapons facility operating deep within a mountain in the rogue state.

    Surely, if oaths of secrecy are to mean anything these “sources” must be found and prosecuted?
    I think a certain malady has overtaken the US where leaking is seen as just normal and acceptable.

  51. rickw

    His parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates said they wanted to take their son across the Atlantic for nucleoside bypass therapy, but specialists at GOSH in London, where Charlie was being cared for, said the treatment was experimental and would not help.

    The poor little bugger had a death sentence, now he’s dead.

    What exactly was the point of GOSH’s pure bastardry?

    To ensure that if they couldn’t save him, no one else would be able to?

    My little bloke is one year older than Charlie.

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lest We Forget. 3rd battle of Ypres – 100 years ago today.

    One of my mob – my grandmother’s uncle – was gassed there. He never recovered his health, and died in 1941, after being in and out of hospital for the rest of his life. He was so disgusted at the treatment dealt out to returned soldiers that he returned his medals in the 1920’s, saying he was ashamed to wear those medals.

  53. OneWorldGovernment

    What gets me about Russell Offices is the huge f*king eagle thingy on top of the pole.

    Is it nazi?

  54. rickw

    Racial tensions in Craigieburn

    I presume that the arsehole muslim doctor will be promptly deregistered?

  55. classical_hero

    I’d be shocked if the US didn’t have contingency plans to attack the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  56. .

    Lizzie

    Saw a panel depicting Tyr sacrificing his arm to Fenrir and saw a parallel to Christian eschatology today, even Bel OR the Dragon in that story.

    Thought to myself, maybe the PIE language and culture is older than we think. Perhaps it is the common root of what we have now, or has a common root to other things as well, such as religion.

    Saw some silly stuff on Wikipedia, a talk page saw contributors saying that PIE religion/culture was the actual root of Judaism, Christians and Islam was “religious bigotry” and couldn’t happen because Hebrew was Afro-Asiatic.

    That wasn’t the story 30 years ago, not at least in terms of script. The language might be adopted from elsewhere anyway. Hebrew came out of Africa 6,000 years ago? Hmmm….

    I saw some other stuff on linguistics, and it inferred that PIE and PAA had a common root. My ideas might have some value. This was from accredited universities.

    I’m pretty big on this idea that civilisation is older than we’ve been teaching for a long time in schools and universities. The recent evidence from Israel backs this up regarding 23,000 BP agricultural remains and so on. I reckon there might be scant evidence that most religions had a common root.

    What I did notice was that people defend some of this stuff vehemently. It is like they have everything to lose if a new theory comes along. I think it destroys knowledge.

    I have a little knowledge of North Asian languages and the theory that language was invented in Sumer is garbage. There is Chinese writing (characters) that are from 8,600 BP, found in the last few years. The characters for sun and eye are exactly what they are in Chinese and Japanese today. Exactly the same!

    Other than self-interest and fear, why do anthropologists and some archaeologists resist any theory, let alone evidence that suggests civilisation is older than they think, or that perhaps most religions have a common root. There is an upside for Christian believers who aren’t fundamentalists – there have been believers for a very long time.

  57. .

    Lizzie

    Saw a panel depicting Tyr sacrificing his arm to Fenrir and saw a parallel to Christian eschatology today, even Bel OR the Dragon in that story.

    Thought to myself, maybe the PIE language and culture is older than we think. Perhaps it is the common root of what we have now, or has a common root to other things as well, such as religion.

    Saw some silly stuff on Wikipedia, a talk page saw contributors saying that PIE religion/culture was the actual root of Jue daism, Christians and Islam was “religious bigotry” and couldn’t happen because Hey-brew was Afro-Asiatic.

    That wasn’t the story 30 years ago, not at least in terms of script. The language might be adopted from elsewhere anyway. Hey-brew came out of Africa 6,000 years ago? Hmmm….

    I saw some other stuff on linguistics, and it inferred that PIE and PAA had a common root. My ideas might have some value. This was from accredited universities.

    I’m pretty big on this idea that civilisation is older than we’ve been teaching for a long time in schools and universities. The recent evidence from Is-rael backs this up regarding 23,000 BP agricultural remains and so on. I reckon there might be scant evidence that most religions had a common root.

    What I did notice was that people defend some of this stuff vehemently. It is like they have everything to lose if a new theory comes along. I think it destroys knowledge.

    I have a little knowledge of North Asian languages and the theory that language was invented in Sumer is garbage. There is Chinese writing (characters) that are from 8,600 BP, found in the last few years. The characters for sun and eye are exactly what they are in Chinese and Japanese today. Exactly the same!

    Other than self-interest and fear, why do anthropologists and some archaeologists resist any theory, let alone evidence that suggests civilisation is older than they think, or that perhaps most religions have a common root. There is an upside for Christian believers who aren’t fundamentalists – there have been believers for a very long time.

  58. .

    OWG

    American memorial to diggers.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lest We Forget. 3rd battle of Ypres – 100 years ago today.

    A battle also known as “Pashensdale” which I can’t spell properly, and was regarded as sheer slaughter on an industrial scale..

  60. .

    Commence eye rolling

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/zuckerberg-facebook-can-build-communities-like-churches-have-2017-06-27

    ‘If we can do this, it will not only turn around the whole decline in community membership we’ve seen for decades, it will start to strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together.’

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Also:

    “Dumb fucks”

  61. OneWorldGovernment

    .
    #2455986, posted on July 31, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    OWG

    American memorial to diggers.

    Fair enough dot.

    Then I want to take the muslim shit off the Temple Mount.

  62. srr

    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦‏Verified account @ezralevant 11h11 hours ago
    Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 Retweeted Bedfordshire Police

    Muslim terrorists kill dozens, Muslim gangs rape thousands. But the U.K. police know who their real enemy is: white working class Brits.
    ..
    Bedfordshire Police‏Verified account @bedspolice

    Do you think you could spot the signs of right wing extremism? Do you know someone who would #CrossTheLine? http://www.crosstheline.co.uk

  63. OneWorldGovernment

    And it is NOTHING to do with Australian ‘diggers’.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian%E2%80%93American_Memorial

    Still looks nazi to me!

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Then I want to take the muslim shit off the Temple Mount.

    The Muslim shyte off the Temple mount, is based on the fact that someone had a dream – a dream for fvcs sake – that the Temple Mount was where the Prophet Mohammad had ascended to Heaven on a winged horse.

    A winged horse. Seriously.

  65. OneWorldGovernment

    Believe it or not DOT,

    I have been in Russell as well as the place East of there.

  66. OneWorldGovernment

    ZK2A

    The ‘dream’ is to enslave everyone.

    That is why the marxists lick their backside.

    SLAVERY.

  67. OneWorldGovernment

    .
    #2455992, posted on July 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Sorry I didn’t realise we built it for America. Apparently, it is a common error!

  68. srr

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago

    Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!

  69. There are fewer Australian farmers than Australian Muslims

    So that’s why we never see a farmer on Q&A.

  70. OneWorldGovernment

    Salvatore, Publican of Steel
    #2456001, posted on August 1, 2017 at 12:53 am

    There are fewer Australian farmers than Australian Muslims

    So that’s why we never see a farmer on Q&A.

    It depends on the definition of farmer!

  71. Zyconoclast

    So that’s why we never see a farmer on Q&A.

    Barnaby Joyce and Tony Windsor?

  72. OneWorldGovernment

    During the eight years of the Obama administration, half a million Christians, Yazidis and Muslims were slaughtered in the Middle East by ISIS and other Islamic jihadists, in a genocidal campaign waged in the name of Islam and its God.

    Twenty million others were driven into exile by these same jihadist forces.

    Libya and Yemen became terrorist states.

    America – once the dominant foreign power and anti-jihadist presence in the region – was replaced by Russia, an ally of the monster regimes in Syria and Iran, and their terrorist proxies.

    Under the patronage of the Obama administration, Iran – the largest and most dangerous terrorist state, with the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands – emerged from its isolation as a pariah state to re-enter the community of nations and become the region’s dominant power, arming and directing its terrorist proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Yemen.

    David Horowitz: Why the Middle East Is a Disaster

    Lucius. If I ever meet you face to face and you tell me how terrible Trump is then I will just laugh at you!

  73. OneWorldGovernment

    The blood of those slaughtered Christians, as well as the Yazidis and Muslims, is squarely on the head of Barack Obama and his White House enablers – the Democratic Party and the Democrats’ kept press.

  74. Zyconoclast

    Then They Came for the Atheists

    It’s official: Atheists now occupy a lower place than Muslims in the “progressive stack,” meaning that in the Sacred Church of Equality, Muslims are now considered holier than atheists.

    If you doubt my assertion, riddle me this: When was the last time you heard a Muslim accused of “infidelophobia”?

  75. OneWorldGovernment

    The seventh cause of the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East – and the one with the most long-lasting consequences – is Obama’s embrace of the terrorist regime in Iran.

    Iran has killed more Americans than any other enemy of this country.

    Its kill list goes back to the Marine bombing of 1983 and includes the supply of every I.E.D. in Iraq used to blow up several thousand American soldiers.

  76. OneWorldGovernment

    Obama built his entire Middle East policy around the so-called “deal” with Iran, which provides that nation with a path to nuclear weapons, and has no realistic inspection or enforcement mechanisms.

    The “Iran deal” lifted the sanctions that had been placed on a regime whose leaders were so openly contemptuous of Obama that they led chants of “Death to America” in the middle of the negotiations.

    The Iran deal brought America’s mortal enemy out of international isolation, provided it with the opportunity to acquire nuclear weapons, turned a blind eye to its ballistic missile development and stuffed its war chest with $200 billion in cash payments used to fund its weapons programs, and to support terrorist armies, including Hizbollah, Hamas and the Yemenite Houthis, busy creating havoc throughout the Middle East.

  77. OneWorldGovernment

    The Obama regime’s role in the human disasters in the Middle East is a warning about what happens when American leaders sympathize with our enemies, hamstring our armed forces and abandon our responsibilities to help maintain the peace and defend freedom in a fractious, authoritarian and bloody-minded world.

    The Obama administration’s enabling of the most barbaric forces in the Middle East is a national disgrace, and the most shameful episode in America’s post-World War II experience.

  78. OneWorldGovernment

    The path to rectifying these disasters and to stopping Islamic genocides of “infidels” in the Middle East, is first of all to restore America’s active presence in the region, taking a firm stance against radical Islamic terrorism.

    This is an effort which, thankfully, the Trump administration has already begun.

    Second, it is to make America’s policy firmly and consistently anti-terrorist, which the Trump administration has not yet done.

    This would mean, for example, cutting off all funds to the terrorist Palestinian Authority and the Hamas government in Gaza, and halting all “peace” negotiations until the Palestinians renounce terror and support Israel’s right to exist.

    The lesson to remember in all this is that despite its human weaknesses and flaws, America is still the only great power in the world today that cares about human dignity and decency and has the wherewithal to defend them and the peace.

  79. OneWorldGovernment

    Zyconoclast
    #2456006, posted on August 1, 2017 at 1:16 am
    Dawkins called Islam “the greatest force for evil in the world,”

    hahahahahahahhahahaha

  80. westie woman

    The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs heavies will not be happy after seeing the mincer almost terrorist proudly displaying himself in a Bulldogs jersey!

    See the Daily Mail headlines….

  81. OneWorldGovernment

    Got to get rid of metal detectors for mad muzzies at the Temple Mount yet,

    In Mecca, Saudi Arabia there are more than 5,000 CCTV cameras and over 100,000 people employed to provide security during the annual Hajj.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/cair-organizes-nationwide-protests-israel-metal-detectors-temple-mt-just-like-mecca/

  82. OneWorldGovernment

    I hope one of those russian bastards releases the emails from shit head maolcolm about spending 60billion over 30 years for unproven deisel submarines.

    at the same time the eu is going to ban deisel motors.

    Australian politicians are actually CRAZY.

  83. Zatara

    Senior military sources in Washington DC told The Mail on Sunday that Pentagon officials have laid out plans to obliterate a nuclear weapons facility operating deep within a mountain in the rogue state.

    Surely, if oaths of secrecy are to mean anything these “sources” must be found and prosecuted?
    I think a certain malady has overtaken the US where leaking is seen as just normal and acceptable.

    It’s a safe bet that the US military (and its Allies… and enemies for that matter) has plans in the can for attacking just about any potential/likely significant target in the world. It’s what otherwise useless military staff pukes do with their time. I should know, I was one once upon a time.

    So given that it’s a basically ‘well no shit Sherlock’ story it’s more likely the press just made up the “senior Pentagon source leak” to dress up a non-story on a slow news day.

  84. OneWorldGovernment

    Zatara

    I hope they bomb the f*king french place where maolcolms diesel subs are supposed to be coming from.

    Maolcolm Turdbull is INSANE.

  85. Mark A

    Here are some pictures and videos of armor and weapons of WWII.
    Also some factoids, I new to me.

  86. OneWorldGovernment

    And Australia is being ripped off by the French again.

    After they have installed desalination plants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veolia_Water

    And stopped Australia from developing Nuclear!

    F*ked up the mirage jet contract.

    And now we but submarines off them!

    F*k off. The French created most of the problems in the ME and Africa.

    I think we should declare war on them and rescind every single contract with the elitist sh*t heads.

    They have always lusted after Australia and thought the ‘Poms’ didn’t do a good job.

    Wake up Australia!

  87. OneWorldGovernment

    And the French f*ked it in SE Asia.

  88. OneWorldGovernment

    And Belgium and Switzerland are part French.

    F*k em

  89. OneWorldGovernment

    Most of the crap UN offices are in Switzerland.

    The EU is supposed to be in Belgium.

    Unelected elites.

  90. srr

    🙂
    Thanks Tom, The Best Birthday Song, EVER!

    And great pics.

    I was actually moved to save it, but don’t worry, I won’t send it to any suicidal old depressives … those blissfully contented, idiot youthful lot who refuse to get off their arse and actually do something, anything useful, however … 😉

  91. srr

    westie woman
    #2456012, posted on August 1, 2017 at 1:45 am

    The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs heavies will not be happy after seeing the mincer almost terrorist proudly displaying himself in a Bulldogs jersey!

    See the Daily Mail headlines….

    I’m just glad the Daily Mail had the balls to at least quietly show what I’ve been warning of for years … and it isn’t just the obvious Mussies aligned with the Bulldogs; it’s long been a nest of bitter, twisted, hate filled traitors, hence so many Jihadis being drawn to and welcomed by those scum.

    I only feel sorry for the poor white, 5th, 6th and 7th generation kids who follow ‘daddy’s team’ without having any idea that daddy is actually a traitorous enemy of Australia and Christendom.

    Yeah I know, not all muslims, not all journalists, not all Bulldog fans, but until we blow up Islam, the ABC and Canterbury Bankstown, we’re leaving traitorous terrorist filth some might powerful bases.

  92. srr

    BREAKING: POTUS Trump REMOVES Scaramucci as WH Communications Director

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/breaking-potus-trump-removes-scaramucci-wh-communications-director/

    JohnWickofPolitics‏ @Gingrich_of_PA 53m53 minutes ago

    Breaking – Mooch has left the building. Quit or Fired?

    https://www.pscp.tv/w/1DXGyOnMdZexM

  93. Tintarella di Luna

    I see the treacherous scum are going to deny the people a vote – the Walrus will have his way

  94. Gab

    So much for giving the people the freedom to vote for homosexual “marriage”, Mr Tim “Freedom Commissioner” Wilson.

  95. Mark A

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2456034, posted on August 1, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I see the treacherous scum are going to deny the people a vote – the Walrus will have his way

    As it was always intended. Only some miracle or political disaster will change it.

  96. srr

    Bible Studies at the White House: Who’s Inside This Spiritual Awakening?

    WASHINGTON – A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House.

    Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God’s Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history.

    They’ve been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don’t mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible.

    Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries told CBN News, “These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture.”

    They’re all handpicked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

    “I don’t think Donald Trump has figured out that he chained himself to the Apostle Paul,” Drollinger laughed.

    Drollinger is a former NBA-playing giant of a man with an even bigger calling. He founded Capitol Ministries with the idea that if you change the hearts of lawmakers, then their Christian world view will guide them to make good policies.

    He’s started Bible studies in 40 state capitols, a number of foreign capitols, teaches weekly studies in the U.S. House and Senate and now leads about a dozen members of President Trump’s Cabinet in weekly studies of the scriptures.

    Health Secretary Tom Price, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo are just a few of the regulars.

    “It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life. They are so teachable; they’re so noble; they’re so learned,” Drollinger said.

    It’s groundbreaking since he doesn’t think a formal Bible study among executive Cabinet members has been done in at least 100 years.

    America’s top cop, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also attends the study.

    “He’ll (Jeff Sessions) go out the same day I teach him something and I’ll see him do it on camera and I just think, ‘Wow, these guys are faithful, available and teachable and they’re at Bible study every week they’re in town,'” Drollinger said.

    President Trump is invited to attend the Bible studies, too. Each week he receives a copy of Drollinger’s teaching.

    And Vice President Pence is also planning to join the study as his schedule permits. He also serves as a sponsor.

    In Pence, Drollinger sees many similarities to biblical figures like Joseph, Mordecai and Daniel – all men who rose to the number two position in governments at different times in history.

    “Mike Pence has respect for the office. He dresses right – like it says Joseph cleaned himself up before he went to stand before the Pharaoh,” Drollinger told CBN News.

    “Mike Pence has uncompromising biblical tenacity and he has a loving tone about him that’s not just a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal,” he continued. “And then fourthly, he brings real value to the head of the nation.”

    Like others, Drollinger often compares President Trump to biblical strongman Samson.

    “I just praise God for them,” he said. “And I praise God for Mike Pence, who I think with Donald Trump chose great people to lead our nation.”

    More at –
    http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/july/bible-studies-at-the-white-house-whos-at-the-heart-of-this-spiritual-awakening

  97. rickw

    A winged horse. Seriously.

    A winged goat or camel would have been much more believeable.

  98. Combine Dave

    Yeah I know, not all muslims, not all journalists, not all Bulldog fans, but until we blow up Islam, the ABC and Canterbury Bankstown, we’re leaving traitorous terrorist filth some might powerful bases.

    Somebody get USSR a seat in Parliament.

    It would be better than the Trumpening!

  99. srr

    🙂 … 😆 …

    Gavin McInnes: Diversity is NOT our strength (and shut up about restaurants)

  100. Herodotus

    What gets me about Russell Offices is the huge f*king eagle thingy on top of the pole.
    Is it nazi?

    The column in Blamey Square is, as advised above, a memorial donated by the USA.
    Factoid: On a windy day you can see it move slightly backwards and forwards.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s what happens when a plane encounters hail the size of golf balls: photo.
    Wow.

    Pilot lands plane ‘blind’ after hail destroys nose and windshield of aircraft

  102. feelthebern

    Re: Scaramucci.
    Seems like a lot of effort just to get rid of Spicer & Priebus.

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    A winged horse. Seriously.

    Not as silly as it seems rickw. Although I do take your point that a goat or a camel would have given the Prophet (PBUH) a better ride, so to speak.

    From Wiki


    Pegasus
    The-Winged-Horse
    Pegasus (Ancient Greek: Πήγασος, Pḗgasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa.[1] He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky.

  104. srr

    Oh, and it’s not at all insignificant that Australia does all food better than it nation of origin, and that we became a Hamburger nation (which we also do better 😉 ), after looking after all those G.I.’s in the ’40’s 🙂

  105. srr

    I’ve started this at the news about Venezuela – it’s yugh!

    LIVE Stream: White House Daily Press Briefing with Press Sec. Sarah Sanders 7/31/17

    https://youtu.be/_dncDL5DjL0?t=23m14s

  106. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2456043, posted on August 1, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Here’s what happens when a plane encounters hail the size of golf balls: photo.
    Wow.

    I’m happy for them, they landed safely, but it was either a mil to 1 chance or an enormous cock-up, by flight control/pilot. A storm cell like that can be clearly identified. You wait it out on the ground or avoid it. In this case the former.

  107. Fergus

    From debkca.com
    “…the media boostered war against his presidency by political and intelligence enemies at home”
    http://www.debka.com/article/26164/Trump-Putin-Xi-Talking-fades-to-shows-of-force

  108. cynical1

    Last week, Bandanna boy put forward possible Presidents, such as; Bryce and Cosgrove.

    Umm, if we are a Republic, we have a President.

    These two are purely symbolic so supposedly we will we have a PM to run the place (attempt).

    With Mal’s incompetence and Shorten’s lurch to the far,far left reaches of radical social change,we
    will be The Greater Republic of Clusterfuck after the next election.

    With an extra layer of bullshit.

    First time being turned into a Republic made the queens happy.

    The following Caliphate will sort them out…

  109. lotocoti

    Pilot lands plane ‘blind’ after hail destroys nose and windshield of aircraft

    He’s been awarded a national medal of courage.
    Really?
    For what?
    It’s not as if he had an ejector seat and chose not to punch out.

  110. calli

    Well, well, well. Son of MussoMincer has links with airport staff.

    No one would have guessed. It’s such a surprise.

  111. Tel

    Under the patronage of the Obama administration, Iran – the largest and most dangerous terrorist state, with the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands – emerged from its isolation as a pariah state to re-enter the community of nations and become the region’s dominant power, arming and directing its terrorist proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Yemen.

    Iran has sponsored terrorism but they are certainly second behind Saudi Arabia and why the Saudis constantly get a free pass from supposedly “conservative” reporters is beyond me. Clearly there’s still strong Neocon support for the Saudis which needs to be firmly called out.

  112. Baldrick

    The Cat was onto this yesterday:

    ABC under fire over Sam Dastyari Australian Story episode
    The ABC is under fire from a diverse group of politicians – including a Labor MP – who are accusing the public broadcaster of allowing a flagship current affairs program to promote a book designed to help the political rehabilitation of Labor senator Sam Dastyari.
    Veteran Labor MP Michael Danby, Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson, government minister Zed Seselja, crossbencher Cory Bernardi and Liberal backbencher James Paterson all called for the ABC to explain Monday night’s episode of Australian Story, which they described as a “puff piece”, “propaganda”, and an “infomercial”.
    One of the Parliament’s most prolific media performers, Senator Dastyari has now penned a book about his Iranian heritage, One Halal of a Story, published by Melbourne University Publishing. MUP has launched a major PR blitz to spruik the book’s release.
    Senator Dastyari took to social media to directly link Monday night’s Australian Story to encourage sales of his book.

  113. calli

    Link to terrorist plot story. There is also some discussion about airport catering staff being implicated.

    Just drop the meals along with airfares. I’m happy to pack a sandwich.

  114. calli

    Any RealNews as to why Scarramucci was relieved of his job?

  115. Baldrick

    BREAKING: POTUS Trump REMOVES Scaramucci as WH Communications Director

    You’ll notice the same Leftards running around hand-wringing when he was appointed, now running around rendering their garments that he’s been sacked.

  116. incoherent rambler

    I’m happy to pack a sandwich. and a little camp stove, a billy, some tea, some damper …

    At best, given that it takes a 1 flight time to get to the airport, 2 flight times for security, 1 flight time waiting around, some serious provisions need to be packed.
    Maybe I should load up a camel* to carry the necessary supplies.

    * I have a few attractive camels

  117. Bruce of Newcastle

    Any RealNews as to why Scarramucci was relieved of his job?

    New Chief of Staff booted him.

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not confirm reports that Kelly personally requested Scaramucci’s removal — but she made clear that the former Homeland Security secretary now has full control of the staff.

    Gen. Kelly sounds like a no nonsense type. I thought Mooch was a good choice for Trump’s program of MSM head exploding, but he also is a CEO. CEO’s choose a subordinate and let them run with it…if they succeed great, if they fail fire them. Which is what happened to Priebus and Spicer.

  118. Baldrick

    Any RealNews as to why Scarramucci was relieved of his job?

    Trump was sick of having Bohemian Rhapsody in his head everytime somebody mentioned Scarramucci’s name.
    Well that’s my theory anyway.

  119. stackja

    calli
    #2456062, posted on August 1, 2017 at 7:31 am
    Any RealNews as to why Scarramucci was relieved of his job?

    DT was unhappy with the S. DT is USA President.

  120. Tailgunner

    5D chess gets confusing sometimes.
    I think the optics of this are terrible.

    WTF is going on? JC might be right – gunfight in the WH in 3,2,1…

  121. incoherent rambler

    A parliamentary SSM vote should be celebrated with a ceremonial rogering of Mal over the parliamentary benches by Wee Willy.

  122. stackja

    During the press briefing Monday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the President and General Kelly believed Scaramucci’s comments to The New Yorker were inappropriate for someone in his position.

  123. val majkus

    from the Guardian, a letter from a reader

    There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, 26 July). The electricity generation and transmission system is already tested to its limits during a harsh winter. Only if objections disappeared to the mass building of thousands of the largest wind turbines, plus similar numbers of hectares of photovoltaic solar generation, could the pollution shifters’ argument be refuted. Even then, there would still be need for conventional or nuclear generation for when the sun doesn’t shine and wind doesn’t blow – doubling the capital requirement.

    Then there is the transmission system. Its capacity is based on “averaging”. It assumes that not everyone will be using the full load available to their house at the same time. Each EV charging station takes minimum 3.3kW for around 12 hours – or 7.2kW for fast charging. It would be the equivalent of every house having an electric shower in service for many hours, all at the same time. The distribution system is simply not designed to cope with these simultaneous loads. If the government is serious about no new hydrocarbon-fuelled cars after 2040, we would need to start a programme of upgrades or replacement to the entire electricity distribution system.

    Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate – sent direct to you
    Read more
    Backup power stations, particularly nuclear, need a long lead time. I’ve heard nothing which gives me confidence that the government has any understanding of the size of the electricity infrastructure task to support the 2040 target. Even if that understanding exists, is it really feasible that private capital could be sourced to support a project with returns somewhere in the distant future? The Hinkley debacle suggests not. Can we really believe National Grid and the power network companies would or could build a new high-voltage grid, complete with substations, local transformers and upgraded street cables? I’ll believe the government is serious when I hear a plan to build multiple power stations for completion in the 2040s and I see the digger, followed by a huge cable drum, coming down the street.
    Colin Read
    New Romney, Kent

  124. calli

    Do stop being rational, Bruce.

    I know Baldrick is right. Too much Fandango.

  125. Baldrick

    A parliamentary SSM vote should be celebrated with a ceremonial rogering of Mal over the parliamentary benches by Wee Willy.

    I’m sure Chrissy Phayne’s already booked an Abba tribute band for the after party.

  126. srr

    calli
    #2456062, posted on August 1, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Any RealNews as to why Scarramucci was relieved of his job?

    Yeah, like Trump always said, he doesn’t telegraph his battle plans and so keeps idiots and traitors blind and running around in harmless circles.

    The faithful understand this.

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 2h2 hours ago

    Tonight on YourVoice™ America, @RogerJStoneJr in a special Spotlight appearance! Tune in at http://www.periscope.tv/yourvoiceamerica … at 7pm ET!
    ..
    The irony of the #Media. What they will loudly declare as Trump’s worst week ever will be viewed by history as a positive turning point.
    ..
    The #Media “worst week ever’d” Trump right into the White House.
    ..
    I’m sure Mooch is unconcerned. He is a businessman, not a politician.

  127. val majkus

    Ouch

    The Australian government “dumped so much fucking money” on a company behind a taxpayer-funded campaign to deter asylum seekers arriving by boat that it made more than US$277,000 in profit for three days’ work, the Guardian can reveal.

    The Singapore-based company Statt Consulting has been paid at least $15m by Australian taxpayers to target advertising inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, aimed at persuading would-be asylum seekers not to attempt to travel to Australia.

    New tender documents show Statt was contracted to produce “printed publications” for just under $1m between February and June 2017 following the Australian government’s announcement of a US resettlement deal for refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.

    An email seen by the Guardian raise questions about Statt’s profit margins from the Australian government contracts from Labor and Coalition government’s between 2011 and 2017. Government procurement rules state that “officials must gain value for money”, and set out rigorous standards to ensure this value has been met.

    An email from October 2013 shows Rene Le Cussan, a director of Statt Consulting, discussed the withdrawal of company dividends for herself and other directors. Le Cussan wrote: “Since we are being honest about biases, mine are… 1, customs has dumped so much fucking money on us in the last few months that I feel it is the most likely time we are going to be able to take dividends. Including the fact that we just made an extra USD 277,000 profit yesterday for literally 3 days work.”

    more at the link

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    The heirarchy of lefty victimology has a new leader.

    Cops say hands are tied in arresting unruly ‘desnudas’ naked female panhandlers ‘because most are illegal immigrants’

    Lewd and rude “desnudas” – naked female panhandlers – are harassing tourists in New York’s Times Square, but cops reportedly can’t arrest them “because most of them are illegal immigrants.”

    The desnudas — a Spanish word meaning “naked” — are part of a Times Square assembly of popular costumed children’s characters and mostly-naked females hitting tourists up for money in the uber-popular New York City district. A law enforcement source told The New York Post that past proposals to license the often obnoxious street performers went nowhere because most of them are illegal immigrants and wouldn’t register anyway. Plus, City Hall, under Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, isn’t interested in going after illegals such as the desnudas, the source told The Post.

    There you go. They obviously trump feminists, who ain’t squawking, they trump muzzos since they’ve survived the sharia morality heavies, they trump black people who might otherwise take the juicy panhandling pozzies in Times Square and they are unarrestable. Amazing!

  129. Geriatric Mayfly

    Inquiry on temperature data
    The BoM has ordered a full review after the agency was caught tampering with cold winter temperature logs.

    Is this what is called a ‘peer review’ of fabricated data?

  130. val majkus

    wind power (there’s a link to costings)

    …..Renewable is another word that has been twisted to conform to green dogma. Renewable electricity, according to the dictionary, is a source of electricity that is naturally replenished. The state of California has a definition of renewable electricity that is more complicated. California collects a variety of green dogmas under the umbrella “renewable.” Fossil fuels are taboo. Hydro electricity is naturally replenished by the rain, but to California, it is renewable only if it does not interfere with kayaking and fish. California loves wind and sunlight for generating electricity. Among greens, anti-nuke hysteria trumps global warming hysteria, so carbon-free nuclear electricity is not renewable. A 112-page RPS Eligibility Guidebook, Ninth Edition Revised, details the California definition of renewable electricity.

    As George Orwell often pointed out, changing the meaning of words is a method of controlling and limiting the ability to think.

    California has passed a law that 50% of its electricity is to be renewable by 2030. Taken seriously, that would be technically impossible. But California has a method of turning non-renewable electricity into renewable electricity by legal fiat. Instead of importing electricity, “Renewable Energy Certificates” can be imported from someone generating and selling renewable electricity outside California. The abstract “renewable attribute” comes with the certificate and can be used to legally turn non-renewable electricity into renewable electricity. It’s modern alchemy. The wind farmers selling these certificates to California utilities are supposed to sell the renewable attribute only one time. But there is an incentive to counterfeit certificates. Renewable electricity auditors police that. Both the seller and the buyer of the certificate have an incentive to cheat. The seller is selling a piece of paper that costs him nothing. The buyer needs the paper just to satisfy a government agency.

    The owner of a wind farm in Colorado can sell the electricity to consumers in Colorado and separately sell Renewable Energy Certificates to utilities in California. The wind farm owner also collects a federal subsidy of 2.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity sold.

    The claim is often made that wind electricity is cheaper than fossil fuel electricity, a claim that can be easily disproven. Wind electricity is about three times as expensive as electricity produced by the best fossil fuel plants. A combined cycle natural gas plant can generate power at a cost of 3 cents per kilowatt-hour. From real U.S. wind farms, wind electricity costs about 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.

    Wind electricity is the most important form of renewable electricity. Other forms of renewable electricity, such as solar, are even more impractical than wind. Adding wind power to the U.S. grids makes no economic sense. It just increases the cost of electricity and gains nothing unless you believe that limiting CO2 added to the atmosphere will prevent catastrophic global warming. ….

  131. srr

    So how come all the interest in Venezuela dries up, NOW … 🙄

    TheLastRefuge Retweeted
    Reuters Top News‏Verified account @Reuters 3h3 hours ago

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Treasury Department sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro

  132. struth

    Good moaning.
    That Gavin McInnes food video was good.
    Thank you.
    Good to have a morning sn igger.

    That’s the attitude I have around my friends to leftist bullshit.
    I don’t have many friends left.
    Good.

  133. lotocoti

    A parliamentary SSM vote should be celebrated …

    At the Palace of Westminster, one of Black Rod’s responsibilities is Ye Olde Dorking of the Squeekhole.
    I don’t know who gets that gig here.

  134. val majkus

    here’s the costings link dated 2015 and there’s a link to Australian comparisons – a bit outdated now but interesting

  135. srr

    TheLastRefuge Retweeted
    Breaking911‏Verified account @Breaking911 23m23 minutes ago

    BREAKING: Trump considering taking executive action on healthcare – GOP Senator Rand Paul

  136. Top Ender

    Off the PNG coast, we still have satellite Internet…and therefore can see that Cloive is up to new tricks:

    Recent Mediterranean cruise tourist Clive Palmer was uncharacteristically shy when spotted in Sydney’s CBD. What brings him to the Emerald City?

    The former Member for Fairfax was tight-lipped as he waited for an elevator. Thankfully, the building’s directory was more helpful.

    Palmer was off to a set of floors dominated by Richard Spurio’s law firm Allens.

    That’s interesting. The venerable firm has represented one of Palmer’s many legal foes, Chinese state-backed conglomerate Citic, who have been in a years long battle against the troubled mogul in the Supreme Court.

    A judgment is still to be delivered after the fight over royalties was heard in the Supreme Court in Perth a month ago.

    Chang Zhenming’s Citic — which previously went by the patriotic name, China International Trust Investment Corporation — has threatened to close the $12 billion Sino Iron project by the end of the year, citing difficulties with Palmer’s Mineralogy.

    The shutting of Sino Iron would halt Palmer’s greatest source of future cash flow. Currently, about $4 million a year flows Palmer’s way — enough to cover more than a few cruise holidays for Palmer and his vagabond nephew Clive Mensink.

    With a tangle of litigation over the fallen Queensland Nickel still unresolved, a settlement with Citic must have its attractions.

    All that noted, it is possible Palmer wasn’t actually heading to Allens. Also serviced by the same elevator are the Sydney outposts of Chinese utilities State Grid Corp and fellow Chinese state-owned giant Sinopec International.

    Could Palmer be cooking up a fresh deal with Xi Jinping’s Middle Kingdom?

  137. C.L.

    Like I said last week, Scaramanga is a moron.
    Bad look for chief executive Trump for hiring him.

  138. calli

    I don’t have many friends left.

    Mine tolerate me, while shaking their collective heads. My “I rather like Trump” statement stretched things a bit, but I’m sure they’ll come round. How quickly they forget that the alternative was Hillary.

    Oddly, everyone is ambivalent about Turnfailure. With Peanut Head waiting in the wings, completely understandable.

  139. srr

    Economic Conflict – China Prepares To Drop Panda Mask…
    Posted on July 31, 2017 by sundance

    Don’t focus on the waves, look closely at the tide.

    You wouldn’t know if you just paid attention to the MSM presentations on developments in China, however internally China has already made the shift from Panda to Red Dragon. Over the past twenty years China has climbed economically driven mostly by massive internal manufacturing bolstered by strong central authority controls over their growth.

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) is rarely discussed within most media conversations about China’s economic strength. However, in the face of a U.S. President who is no longer going to enable an erosion of America’s economy, President Trump’s trade policies become a risk to the objectives of Xi Jinping.

    Big Panda drops the mask and shows the Red Dragon beneath the surface.

    The exhibition of China’s military during a parade last weekend, and the words from China’s President Xi Jinping in combination with their facilitation of N-Korea’s aggression, reflect an increasingly obvious outlook China is preparing for conflict; and the Communist Party of China is rallying the Chinese people with a call for economic patriotism.

    CHINA – […] The CPC undertakes noble responsibilities to ensure China’s peace and development, and enable people to realize their dreams. The ambitious responsibilities will be better identified when viewed in a historical context.

    The CPC, Chinese government and the military should take on their responsibilities. National cohesion is critical for the people’s wellbeing and country’s competitiveness, yet opposing voices often find favor in diverse public opinions. Hence, having a firm leader is crucial for a power’s comprehensive national strength.

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/31/economic-conflict-china-prepares-to-drop-panda-mask/#more-136526

  140. val majkus

    from the Oz – only part copied

    …..Confusing models with reality is a symptom of a society that has become intellectually top heavy, in which abstract solutions are applied to practical problems.

    That’s the conclusion of Mats Alvesson and Andre Spicer in a provocative book challenging the assumption that a successful modern economy requires mass higher education.

    Universities themselves have become sinkholes of stupidity; “pointless rebranding exercises, ritualistic box-ticking, misguided attempts at visionary leadership, (and) thoughtless pursuit of rankings”, they write in The Stupidity Paradox. Worthless bureaucratic exercises detract from the university’s core purpose: to educate students and extend the frontiers of knowledge. They suggest that for all the talk of a knowledge economy, low-level service jobs still dominate. “For every well-paid programmer working at a firm like Microsoft, there are three people flipping burgers at a restaurant like McDonald’s.”

    Instead of a knowledge economy, we have seen an explosion of “bullshit jobs”, to borrow a term coined by anthropologist David Graeber.

    Knowledge workers know it. A recent British survey found that 37 per cent of those employees thought their job made no meaningful contribution to the world.

    A telltale sign of a bullshit job is a shift of focus from substance to image. Branding, marketing and public relations — often internally focused — takes on more significance than the core product.

    “Employees keep learning how great their employer is through employee branding initiatives, corporate culture programs and corporate social responsibility projects,” write Alvesson and Spicer. “Baseless ideas can help organisations and the individuals working in them to look and feel good … individuals who resisted going on the ethical training course were seen as being deviants who did not comply with the new more righteous tone at the bank.”

    Many self-proclaimed “knowledge-intensive” organisations are in fact engines of stupidity. “Idiotic ideas and practices are accepted as quite sane.”

    The claim that modern organisations actively cultivate functional stupidity to sidestep troublesome questions and give their staff a sense of order may be a step too far for some.

    Yet the proliferation of public policy bungles in Australia in the past decade supports their claim that functional stupidity is pervasive in modern organisations. Public servants are encouraged not to think too much about possible problematic consequences and to focus on simply delivering.

    If the knowledge nation theory held good, workplaces should be getting cleverer.

    In 1996, when John Howard came to power, a mere 16 per cent of the Australians aged between 25 and 34 could boast a university qualification. Today it is 37 per cent and rising.

    Yet the rate of productive growth has slowed even as the size of the graduate workforce has grown.

    Arguably the most tangible legacy of the so-called knowledge class is a growing deadweight of bureaucracy that serves to stifle risk-taking and increase the non-productive tasks of compliance.

    It goes without saying that Australia needs to nurture the practical intelligence that has been its hallmark for the past 200 years. But we’d be mugs to leave it all to the universities.

  141. cynical1

    Gotta not follow links to that place.

    These asshats are actually looking forward to being peasants.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2017/jul/31/swapping-cars-for-bikes-not-diesel-for-electric-is-the-best-route-to-clean-air

    Yes, because the UK is postage stamp sized.

    Still, be fun watching Fatima in the burka tangling with the pedals on the way to the dole ‘ole.

  142. struth

    That plays right into the food scenario just this weekend.

    I , very purposefully, let Mrs Struth know that I was planning on putting an egg on the top of the steaks I was cooking.
    She had a fit.
    I reminded her of the eggs sitting on the meat of hamburgers she seems to have no problems with.

    However, I compromised (I backed down and now feel ashamed of myself)
    But seriously, when I think about it, the people that get my cooking always get western food.
    Always.
    I didn’t even realise I was culinary politically active.
    When it comes to food (as our Sri Lankan Doc is finding out) third world slop doesn’t cut it, and you rarely have to.
    Designed for those without dental services.
    I remember being a little disappointed with the food in Europe.
    It seems they are not quite the shining culinary star of the Anglosphere.
    Cold breakfasts and nothing hot in German Bakeries.
    If it wasn’t for Italians they should hang their heads in shame.
    Pork pork pork pork pork pork.
    No wonder the Mussies see Europe as enemy HQ.
    Our food was designed to be eaten by active, hard working people.
    It is great wealth and power creating food.

  143. notafan

    Rickw

    On the nucleoside bypass therapy, was first mooted as an option for poor little Charlie in late December 2016.

    Melanie Philips’s article provides a reasonable time line and explanation of what happened, Professor Hirano had an open invitation from January 2017.


    A cruel and ignorant campaign

  144. srr

    Everyone should probably take the time to digest all of this ‘old news’ that will help make a lot of sense of Current News –

    TheLastRefuge Retweeted
    @CNN =ClintonNewsNow‏ @mackette52 51m51 minutes ago

    The Timeline Of The “Border Crisis” – An Intentionally Manufactured Crisis Created To Advance … https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/07/12/the-timeline-of-the-border-crisis-an-intentionally-manufactured-crisis-created-to-advance-comprehensive-immigration-reform/ … via @thelastrefuge2
    ___

    The Timeline Of The “Border Crisis” – An Intentionally Manufactured Crisis Created To Advance Comprehensive Immigration Reform ?
    Posted on July 12, 2014 by sundance

    Several key empirical facts do not lend credibility to the White House claim of a “surprise crisis”.

    Actually quite the opposite – But to really absorb the issue we must analyze current year events through the reality of prior events; we must look into the way-back machine. To that end we have read the entirety of:

    A March 2014 Final Report from the National Center For Border Security – HERE*
    A June 2014 (Declassified) Intelligence Report on UAC’s and Central America – HERE*
    A June 2014 Congressional Research Report analyzing the prior four years of Central American UAC’s (Unaccompanied Alien Children) – HERE*
    A July 2014 internal White House and Dept. Of Homeland Security communique outlining the UAC crisis. – HERE*
    A January 2014 DHS and HHS Summary of UAC directives to include Contract Needs – HERE*

    Because these reports are so critical to the full understanding we have also embedded them in their pdf. entirety near the end of the timeline:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/toxic-one-obama-chavez.jpg
    TRINIDAD-AMERICAS-SUMMIT-CHAVEZ-OBAMA

    April 2009 – After a Mid-East trip to Egypt to deliver his Cairo speech, President Barack Obama travels to South America for the “Summit of the Americas“. The summit included thirty-four South American countries. Obama wanted to promote his point that relations in North and South America can be heavily improved, especially after age old ideals on immigration and commerce are dropped. Hugo Chavez warmly embraced Obama and provided a gift, a book titled “The Open Veins of Latin America“. (link*)

    [DO] *Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/07/12/the-timeline-of-the-border-crisis-an-intentionally-manufactured-crisis-created-to-advance-comprehensive-immigration-reform/

  145. C.L.

    Happy birthday, horsies.

  146. I’m sure Mooch is unconcerned. He is a businessman, not a politician

    He sold his business to get into the White House, USSR. He is now unemployed. Mooch becomes moocher! Hahahahahaha! What a farceshambes of an administration.

  147. C.L.

    Nothing Trump has done = the Iran deal or the Libya War catastrophe, Monty.
    Trivialities, by comparison.

  148. OneWorldGovernment

    srr

    Fact is that the Chinese Dragon has been rising for some 20 years, or more.

    Particularly as their ‘economy’ has absorbed the Western Worlds manufacturing in the cause of Globalization.

  149. Rabz

    Mine tolerate me, while shaking their collective heads.

    Nothing that can’t be fixed by the judicious wearing of a “Shut down the ALPBC” t-shirt, I find.

  150. Rabz

    Poor ol’ Scaramuccini – he’s figuratively had his brains blown out at 3:03am in a nondescript Noo Joisey carpark.

  151. John64

    Only on TheirABC could the Finance Minister of the Federal Government be invited to give an interview and then be harangued for the first five minutes about homosexual marriage.

    That’s a fair summary of this morning’s exchange on RN between Frank Elly and Senator Mathias Cormann.

    The preoccupations and obsessions of these people could not be more removed from those of the issues that matter to those who used to be known as “Mainstream Australians”.

  152. Roger

    ABC RN’s Sabra Lane pushing the line that probationary residency visas will damage social cohesion.

    As if the present system hasn’t!

    NSW settlement agency chief perpetuates the lie that humanitarian visa recipients are fleeing dangerous situations. In fact in the vast majority of instances they have been living in safety in UN refugee camps for years and could, in the foreseeable future, return to their homes, as the examples of refugees flying to their country of origin from Australia to attend weddings etc. illustrates.

    The humanitarian visa program, as it currently stands, is an indulgence we cannot afford.

  153. struth

    Monty, some people with a little bit of understanding of what happens in government have seen all too many times that a government gets elected with all sorts of great intentions and then the departments and the unelected part of the government get lazy and go straight back to sleep.

    This is Trump keeping people on their toes.
    There needs to be examples made.
    These people are getting paid well and he wants bang for the taxpayers buck.

    What you are seeing now is a message being sent loud and clear to the people he put into jobs, that he has no hesitation in firing them if they don’t perform.
    No slackening off will be tolerated.

    It’s beautiful to watch and is how things SHOULD be done.
    This of course is anathema to a left brain.
    It’s called a meritocracy.
    You dicks call it “chaos”
    Jobs for life for the public servant, hey comrade!

  154. Trump is continuing the Iran deal despite his bluster, CL. On the subject of wars, Trump is filling his staff with generals so that is on the cards.

  155. notafan

    Roger did you see the Refugee Council article complaining about how Australia is mostly bypassing the UNHCR in selecting immigrants under our humanitarian programme.

    Germany and the UK only offer temporary visas.


    The last para iirc is particularly informative

  156. srr

    🙂

    struth
    #2456089, posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:07 am
    Good moaning.
    That Gavin McInnes food video was good.
    Thank you.
    Good to have a morning sn igger.

    That’s the attitude I have around my friends to leftist bullshit.
    I don’t have many friends left.
    Good.

    Yeah, I love good food too much to fall for all that foodie BS, and, anything they can do, we can do better 😉

    Like the good old humble, Irish Stew.
    I could never understand why my Anglo friends in primary school, hated stew (when to this day it’s still what brings my adult kids home to eat), until I ate what those poor kids were served by their culinary handicapped parents – cannon ball peas, woody old carrots, gag inducing grisle and potatoes the flavour of the soil they were peeled in.

    A completely different concoction to the young carrots, fresh young peas, potatoes peeled under running water and prime beef browned with caramelized onion into a wonderful gravy, rather than ‘stewed grey’ all at once with the offending vegetation as the Poms did it.

  157. Nick

    Trump was sick of having Bohemian Rhapsody in his head everytime somebody mentioned Scarramucci’s name.
    Well that’s my theory anyway.

    Thunderbolt and lightning, that’s a keeper, Balders.

  158. stackja

    C.L.
    #2456105, posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:26 am
    Happy birthday, horsies.

    Winx!

  159. srr

    Blair Cottrell 🇦🇺‏ @blaircottrell89 13h13 hours ago

    Farhad Jabar shot police employee after leaving mosque, gov gave that mosque $4mil for reform programs. We behead a dummy & face jail time..

    Curious that not one radical Islamic preacher in Australia has been charged with ‘inciting’ anything, but for criticising Islam, I have 🤔

  160. stackja

    Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the 1921 novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini as well as the 1923 film version starring Ramón Novarro.

  161. struth

    Fact is that the Chinese Dragon has been rising for some 20 years, or more.

    Powered by coal.

    Global warmininists have done this to the west.
    The commo’s that pulled industry from us to give it to China so they could pollute.

    There is no logical argument for this.

    Years ago, when I first started work, interstate coaches used to have smoking and non smoking sections on the bus.
    One air conditioner (a new thing)
    As if the smoke knew not to cross to Isle 3 seats.
    Apparently only burning coal in western countries causes global warming.
    Take out this sort of U.N. rot and you take away China’s competitive advantage.
    Because they still are communist.
    And communism standing by itself, always fails.
    They can’t compete against a healthy unburdened and shackled west.
    They couldn’t before.
    China is empowered by the U.N.

  162. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2456119, posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Trump is continuing the Iran deal despite his bluster, CL. On the subject of wars, Trump is filling his staff with generals so that is on the cards.

    It’s a shame that Abbott didn’t have more Australian Generals to draw on.

  163. calli

    Ramón Novarro.

    He came to a sticky end IIRC. David Niven mentionined it in one of his entertaining “autobiographies”.

  164. Des Deskperson

    Here’s a treat for Canberra cats. ‘Thought leader’ Anne Summers AO is giving the 2017 Kenneth Myer lecture, ‘Where is Australia Heading? :

    https://www.nla.gov.au/event/2017-kenneth-myer-lecture

    This is an annual lecture series at the NLA sponsored by the Myer foundation and focussed on ‘improving’ Australia and Australians. Let years’s lecture – by someone called Kim Williams – was actually titled
    ‘Making Australia a better place’. it is all standard drearily orthodox ‘progessive’ boilerplate.

    Summers write a book about four decades ago that had a catchy title that may or may not have been of her own invention. I’m not aware of anything she has said or done since then that shows any intelligence, originality, competence or moral courage although she seems to be a networker of Stakhanovite proportions. The lecture is never the less sold out and it will no doubt be jam-packed with the usual grey bearded/bobbed ‘early retired’ Canberra ‘progressives’.

  165. Rabz

    Where is Australia Heading?

    Down the crapper.

  166. calli

    If the gravy looked a little insipid, the housewives’ friend was a dash of Parisienne essence or a big scoop of Vegemite.

    No cure for cannonball peas except pressing them between the tabletop and rail when no one was looking.

  167. Rabz

    I’m not aware of anything she has said or done since then that shows any intelligence, originality, competence or moral courage although she seems to be a networker of Stakhanovite proportions

    Well Deskie, there was that (unintentionally) hilarious li’l twatter incident involving the premature announcement of the long overdue death of a certain vile ol’ unflushable hippie turd.

  168. Scrote is the most disgusting piece of human foulness posting here.

    Fact check – true.

    Muttley is just delusional.

  169. srr

    🙂 😆 … how can anyone not love the man!? –

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 41m41 minutes ago

    A great day at the White House!

  170. struth

    Trump is continuing the Iran deal despite his bluster, CL. On the subject of wars, Trump is filling his staff with generals so that is on the cards.

    If Turnbull filled his staff with our generals we would just get more funding for the Mardi gras .

  171. Here’s a treat for Canberra cats. ‘Thought leader’ Anne Summers AO is giving the 2017 Kenneth Myer lecture, ‘Where is Australia Heading? :

    Sorry, but mindless repetition of leftist talking points does not a thought leader make.

  172. notafan

    I’ve got a copy of ‘Damned Whores and God’s Police’ which I read with fairly naive eyes a long long time ago. I was impressed at the time I know.

    I’m wondering whether my impressions would be different now.

    I’m not sure I wI’ll bother, so little time , so many books on my to do list.

  173. Top Ender

    In the Oz from the print edition:

    Scrutiny for churches on rainbow flag dissent

    REBECCA URBAN / JAMES ELSBY

    An Adelaide council investigated church groups for anti-LGBTI sentiments, including whether they opposed the flying of the rainbow flag, amid a push to overhaul a popular community grants program to ensure only “gay and lesbian-friendly organisations” could access funding.

    In a move criticised as discriminatory and totalitarian, the City of Marion was asked to review criteria for youth development grants, which could see applicants quizzed on attitudes to gender and sexual diversity.

    It follows questions from independent councillor Bruce Hull about whether church groupaligned applicants “had an aversion to the gay and lesbian community”.

    “I’d like to know whether the staff ascertained from the organisations whether they are gay friendly organisations?” Mr Hull asked at council last week.

    City of Marion community and cultural services manager Liz Byrne confirmed an investigation, specifically to find out whether any church group had lodged complaints over the council’s decision to fly the rainbow flag outside its chambers.

    In 2015 the City of Marion became the first council in Australia to permanently fly the flag — a public sign of support for the LGBTI community. The decision split the community.

    “It wasn’t obvious that any of the church groups had put in complaints,” Ms Byrne told the July 25 council meeting. “We obviously don’t know if any of the attendees of the churches put in complaints as individuals. We couldn’t determine that.”

    Of the 11 successful applicants for the youth grants, two were aligned with religious groups. In total $110,000 was up for grabs.

    While Mr Hull has requested that LGBTI inclusiveness be factored in to the eligibility criteria for future funding rounds, such a move is likely to spark fierce debate within the council and opposition from Christian groups.

    Fellow councillor Jerome Appleby, who has tried unsuccessfully to have the flag taken down, said it was “staggering” the council would even consider “punishing” certain groups over their views. “Since when is it business of council to be policing … political opinions,” Mr Appleby said. “People in the community should be able to have dissenting views; dissenters shouldn’t be punished.’’

    Centre for Independent studies research fellow Peter Kurti said the City of Marion’s move was a significant concern as it threatened to sideline groups just because they did not align with a particular ideology.

    “The council made a decision to fly the rainbow flag and in making that decision … it seems everyone now has to agree with not just the flying of the flag but with anything else that extends from that,” Reverend Kurti said.

    “It smacks of totalitarianism — and children and young people are being used as the weapons.”

    Family Voice Australia director Ashley Saunders said any attempt to withdraw local government funding from church groups would be “extraordinarily detrimental and contrary to the best interests of communities”.

    Mr Hull said he expected a backlash but defended his stance, telling The Australian that the rainbow flag decision had stirred up some “abhorrent sentiments” in the community.

    He said he had received many complaints, including one from a deputy principal who was “silly enough to send from the church school email account”.

    Pastor Toh Ng, whose Marion Vineyard Christian Fellowship was successful in receiving a $3000 grant for a youth leadership program, said he had no concerns over the proposed changes.

  174. srr

    struth
    #2456129, posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Fact is that the Chinese Dragon has been rising for some 20 years, or more.

    Powered by coal.

    Global warmininists have done this to the west.
    The commo’s that pulled industry from us to give it to China so they could pollute.

    Yep, and what few seem aware of is why, with so many more cars on the road, we no longer see old tyres all over the place like we used to – they get shredded and baled up and sent to China to fuel their power generators.

    Somewhat dirtier than burning coal, but who cares … certainly not the UN’s GreenShirt Fascists.

  175. srr

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 6m6 minutes ago

    WE EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TODAY! YourVoice™ America (7/31) “Scaramucci is Gone!”

    https://www.pscp.tv/w/1PlJQYgeOONJE

  176. struth

    Nothing like a good stew.
    My Inlaws do exactly the same stew as my grandmother and mother made.
    Therefore so does Mrs Struth.
    I have never made one.

    Nothing better than the memories of my lovely old nanna when she was still alive, and I was staying at their house (complete with grandfather clock ticking and ducks flying on the wall) , sitting down to a stew and cut pre buttered white bread on the table, with those old bone cutlery sets.

    To our very great detriment we dismiss our own culture and it was BLOODY AWESOME.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Princeton University has created a new position:

    Princeton University is looking to hire an “Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager.” In addition to providing clinical support for the men at Princeton, “[t]he Manager will develop and implement men’s programming initiatives geared toward enhancing awareness and challenging gender stereotypes…”

    ‘Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager’ is quite a mouthful. Can I suggest they shorten the title? I propose “Chief Emasculator”.

    If you want to apply for the job, you had better be a leftist. Two of the “essential qualifications” are: (1) a “Masters or doctorate in social work, psychology, women’s and gender studies, public health, or related graduate degree,” and (2) “ab[ility] to balance strong commitment to social justice with a capacity to navigate complex organizational systems.”

    Ah, feminazis only should apply. Do they have to bring their own spaying hooks?

    Princeton to “re-educate” its male students

    If you weren’t a eunuch before you did your degree at Princeton you will be afterwards.

  178. Anthony

    Q: How many days has Turnbull got left as PM?
    A: None. He’s has never been a PM.

  179. OneWorldGovernment

    Irritants are irritating. Multiculturalism worked a treat in Australia right up until a culture arrived that didn’t much care for the “multi” aspect.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/he-brought-a-knife-to-a-gun-fight/news-story/0c30b6174e742206cda732627aaefca9

  180. Roger

    An Adelaide council investigated church groups for anti-LGBTI sentiments, including whether they opposed the flying of the rainbow flag, amid a push to overhaul a popular community grants program to ensure only “gay and lesbian-friendly organisations” could access funding.

    I suggest the churches of Marion withdraw their social services from the city.

  181. Noodles Romanoff

    This Scaramucci thing is a bad look. Trump needs to get his shit together with his appointments post haste. At the moment the impression is of Rudd levels of staff turnovers. It only adds to the perception of chaos in the WH.

  182. Snoopy

    In a move criticised as discriminatory and totalitarian, the City of Marion was asked to review criteria for youth development grants, which could see applicants quizzed on attitudes to gender and sexual diversity.

    Why is a local council providing such grants any way? Libraries, playing fields and parks aren’t enough already?

    Wouldn’t be blatant vote buying would it?

  183. Baldrick

    Only on TheirABC could the Finance Minister of the Federal Government be invited to give an interview and then be harangued for the first five minutes about homosexual marriage.
    That’s a fair summary of this morning’s exchange on RN between Frank Elly and Senator Mathias Cormann.

    Meanwhile, another Senator invited onto the Frank Elly Breakfast Show has an entirely different experience:

    Bevan Shields ✔ @BevanShields
    Sam Dastyari has mentioned the name of his book at least six times in an interview with Frank Kelly this morning on ABC

    How very ABC.

  184. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2456146, posted on August 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Princeton University
    From Wikipedia
    New Light Presbyterians founded the College of New Jersey in 1746 in order to train ministers.
    Motto Dei Sub Numine Viget (Latin)
    Motto in English
    Under God’s Power She Flourishes

  185. Eyrie

    Hail can sometimes be found outside the cloud, depending on the windshear. It also doesn’t show up on weather radar, only the liquid water drops do.

  186. Des Deskperson

    ‘Sorry, but mindless repetition of leftist talking points does not a thought leader make.’

    I was dragged long to the 2016 Kenneth Myer Lecture given, as I noted above, by one Kim Williams whom I had never heard of but who seemed to be a networker in the same vein as Summers, having scored lots of plumb and mostly taxpayer-funded gigs over the years.

    Williams was safely orthodox, all for republic, reconciliation and refugees, but he also banged on for quite a bit about the redemptive, educational, intellectually stimulating and civilising effects of music, we’d be all better people – and kiddies in particular – if we spent more time playing, listening to and being taught about music. I think he had some connection with the music industry.

    As a literate person of at least average intelligence with no evidence in his c v that he’d spent the last ten years on a desert island, Williams must have been aware that a growing number of Australians believe music to be ‘haram’ and that Islamic schools ban music. He did not deal with this issue, nor did anyone in the audience raise it.

  187. struth

    Mr Hull said he expected a backlash but defended his stance, telling The Australian that the rainbow flag decision had stirred up some “abhorrent sentiments” in the community.

    Judge, jury and executioner.

  188. struth

    He did not deal with this issue, nor did anyone in the audience raise it.

    Nor you.

  189. Snoopy

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2456086, posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:03 am
    Inquiry on temperature data
    The BoM has ordered a full review after the agency was caught tampering with cold winter temperature logs.

    Is there a link to this report?

  190. Tel

    Melanie Philips’s article provides a reasonable time line and explanation of what happened, Professor Hirano had an open invitation from January 2017.

    A terrible article.

    She completely ignores the charitable spirit where many people put forward donations.

    She somehow pretends that it is better to die a hopeless death than to even ATTEMPT to overcome the obstacles one is confronted with. She also ignores that all doctors in the UK are basically employees of the state, because that’s what single-payer is all about.

  191. lotocoti

    Princeton University has created a new position

    I notice HigherEdJobs has deleted this position.
    Doesn’t intersectionality dictate the position would best be filled by someone who’s both male and experienced in interpersonal violence?

  192. stackja

    Des Deskperson
    #2456157, posted on August 1, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Making the wrong enemies: How Williams was cut down at News
    Confronting, indeed. In his short and tumultuous tenure, Williams had managed to not only alienate some of the company’s most senior editors, most notably Chris Mitchell, editor of The Australian, and Paul Whittaker, editor of The Daily Telegraph, but infuriate Lachlan Murdoch, the man who had originally got him the job.

  193. OneWorldGovernment

    Noodles Romanoff
    #2456152, posted on August 1, 2017 at 9:25 am

    This Scaramucci thing

    I think Trump is reminding EVERYONE that if you want to play rough then I have some mates that will drop a horses head in your bed.

    The Democrats are so ‘nice’ and the Republicans are so ‘nice’ that I do actually think that ‘The Tea Party’ will conquer the 2018 for Trump.

  194. Roger

    Nothing better than the memories of my lovely old nanna when she was still alive, and I was staying at their house (complete with grandfather clock ticking and ducks flying on the wall) , sitting down to a stew and cut pre buttered white bread on the table, with those old bone cutlery sets.

    Ditto struth.

    One gran provided buttered white bread to mop up the plate while the other made dumplings.

    And both my grandmothers were Anglo but I never had a bad stew. So there, srr! 😉

    Best of all was roast beef with Yorkshire pudding made in the pan juices.

  195. incoherent rambler

    ABC – hottest July evah!

    Not at my place. I reckon the coldest since I have been here.

    Dead plants from frost, heating working overtime, 1st time denuded shrubs and trees, fargin mould in the garage, first time moss on paving …
    The dreadful heat!

  196. Des Deskperson

    “He did not deal with this issue, nor did anyone in the audience raise it.

    Nor you.”

    I was invited along by friends – ‘progressives’ but good people – with close connections to the library. It was neither the time nor the place to upset them.

  197. John64

    ABC – hottest July evah!

    Here on the foothills near Melbourne, my woodpile has disappeared at an unprecedented rate over the past two months.

    Now I know it was the hottest July ever; I understand that feeling cold is a psychological disorder caused by gerbil wormening.

  198. calli

    I suggest the churches of Marion withdraw their social services from the city.

    Matthew 10:14 seems appropriate. Tough, but fair.

  199. herodotus

    Samantha Maiden getting stroppy on Sky about those nice Liberals having their preselections threatened if they cross the floor on SSM. Did she get similarly upset when TA’s preselection was mooted as a possible battle ground over his various statements on policy matters?

  200. Baldrick

    What a farceshambes of an administration.

    Fatty Trump doesn’t give a toss what you think m0nty:

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    A great day at the White House!
    8:19am · 1 Aug 2017

  201. Anthony

    Does the government need opposition agreement to hold a plebiscite? If not, why not simply go ahead and wear the consequences. If the members of parliament want SSM and the people they represent want SSM, let’s have it. If the members want it and the people they represent don’t want it – it’s dead. And so is the LP.

  202. .

    m0nty
    #2456108, posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:33 am
    I’m sure Mooch is unconcerned. He is a businessman, not a politician

    He sold his business to get into the White House, USSR. He is now unemployed. Mooch becomes moocher! Hahahahahaha! What a farceshambes of an administration.

    That means he has a lot of cash. You sell a business for 50 mn USD, you’re on the bread line?

    Jesus christ montell, I thought you didn’t understand economics, but this “just wow” territory.

  203. Stimpson J. Cat

    Then I want to take the muslim shit off the Temple Mount.

    I have a cunning plan involving explosives and a plane and the Makhteret….wait… already been tried.
    Maybe if we try and blow up some buses and… wait that’s been done too.
    Let’s just be patient.

  204. Baldrick

    Two mutually exclusive headlines:

    The Oz- The BoM has ordered a full review after the agency was caught tampering with cold winter temperature logs.

    ______________

    ABC- Australia records hottest July, Bureau of Meteorology says

  205. John64

    Does the government need opposition agreement to hold a plebiscite?

    It needs enabling legislation which has been blocked in the Senate by The Liars, Greenfilth and Xylophone and his acolytes.

  206. C.L.

    Interesting …
    British intelligence told ASIO to take action against the Meat Grinder Four or they would.
    We’re in the very best of hands.

  207. calli

    Mr Hull said he expected a backlash but defended his stance, telling The Australian that the rainbow flag decision had stirred up some “abhorrent sentiments” in the community.

    Which was the purpose of putting up the “rainbow flag” in the first place.

    Christians are rather fond of rainbows. They are the sign of God’s covenant with Noah.

    Cultural appropriation.

  208. struth

    I was invited along by friends – ‘progressives’ but good people – with close connections to the library. It was neither the time nor the place to upset them.

    If you reckon good people can be left wing.
    I get where you are coming from Des Deskperson, and I knew that would be the reason, within the circles you move.

    I am just niggling at the point that they are actually insulting you by presuming you agree with this blatant politics, and so, maybe they aren’t so nice.

    I bet you felt like standing up and yelling ” bullshit”
    They made you feel that way.

  209. John Constantine

    Average age of Japanese farmers is 67.

    In Australia, the State answer to aging farmers is to socially engineer things like the Yarragrad nazgul subsidised lettuce farm, to be powered by a subsidised wind farm and staffed by imported subsidised voteherds, who will be serviced by subsidised herds of leftists from the welfare industry.

    More votes will be harvested from this set-up than profitable lettuce.

    In Japan:
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2017/03/10/food/indoor-farms-next-step-evolution-agriculture/

    A society of a smaller population of smarter people,thinking for a living with menial tasks done by artificial intelligence and robotics.

    In Australia, mass numbers of menial level union-fodder are imported and churned out of the education system, because growth in gross domestic product is more important than per person productivity.

    The Japanese model of per person productivity boosted by technology, versus the australian model of individual people getting poorer, but the economy gross numbers being boosted by the Ponzi population importation scheme.

  210. Anthony

    Think I asked the wrong question earlier. Is there any way a government can ask the opinion of the population, in an unbinding way, without something called ‘enabling legislation’? Trump seems to communicate well with his followers by using Twitter.

  211. We need to put up the pressure on any possibility of a parliamentary vote on the redefinition of marriage. They promised a plebiscite. If they cannot deliver that then they can make it an election issue. If the centre-right and right of politics doesn’t stand its ground we are done politically, because so far all I see is a lot of vacillating on any and all issues relevant to this side of politics.

  212. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2456179, posted on August 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Then I want to take the muslim shit off the Temple Mount.

    I have a cunning plan involving explosives and a plane and the Makhteret….wait… already been tried.
    Maybe if we try and blow up some buses and… wait that’s been done too.
    Let’s just be patient.

    Nah

    Just a decent crane and a blow torch with a lot of gas.

    Relocate the thing.

    Mind you none of the Islamic pricks ever told how they destroyed the history on top of and underneath The Temple Mount.

    Looking at you you ignorant Jordanian prick!

  213. .

    Fuel for fire.

    http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/federal/2017/07/04/poll-shows-support-for-gay-marriage-rising.html

    The latest Essential poll found 25 per cent believe people should not be allowed to marry the same sex, the lowest percentage in a number of years.

    Support for same-sex marriage, meanwhile, is at 63 per cent – the highest level since March 2016.

    More than half (59 per cent) still believe a national vote is still the best way to decide on marriage equality, mostly those who are against it, down two per cent from a few weeks ago.

    About 29 per cent think it should be decided by parliament.

  214. C.L.

    Polls also show a majority of Australians want Muslim immigration stopped.

  215. OneWorldGovernment

    ‘rats in America seem to be concerned if Kid Rock stands for the Senate.

    I reckon Angry Anderson have another go, this time for the Australian Conservatives.

  216. C.L.

    I see the knives are now out for General Kelly too.
    Anti border wall, pro-Comey.

  217. lotocoti

    Mr Hull said he expected a backlash but defended his stance, telling The Australian that the rainbow flag decision had stirred up some “abhorrent sentiments” in the community.

    I wonder which would Mr Hull find abhorrent in that Zombietime post.
    The activities, or their exposure.

  218. woolfe

    Vale Sam Shepard. The Right Stuff.

  219. .

    That might make perfect sense, C.L.

    Now if they’d vote for candidates that could make the connection. Which is why you’re not going to get a plebiscite. A majority of Australians also want lower taxes and probably a limited form of capital punishment.

    Actually, they don’t. Losing out on SSM then might be a net gain.

  220. Geriatric Mayfly

    Inquiry on temperature data
    The BoM has ordered a full review after the agency was caught tampering with cold winter temperature logs.
    Is there a link to this report?

    Snoopy, I took it from the bit of The Oz one is allowed to see.

  221. pete m

    Polls i would fund would ask if politicians should be forced to live for 2 weeks on age pension and in a council flat.

    99% in favour i reckon

  222. OneWorldGovernment

    I will be okay with SSM as long as I can say, gee 2 pooftas want to get married, or gee 2 lezzos want to get married.

    And I want to be able to go to their ‘wedding’ and laugh at them.

  223. Stimpson J. Cat

    Looking at you you ignorant Jordanian prick!

    Are you calling me Jordanian?

  224. C.L.

    Oops.

    “Landmark” HRC university sexual “assault” survey finds … 93 percent of Australian students have never experienced anything remotely resembling a sexual assault.

    LOL.

    One in 14 university students victims of sexual abuse: AHRC report.

    One in 14 university students experience some form of sexual assault, and one-half experience sexual harassment on campus, a landmark new report has found.

    Almost two-thirds of harassment victims are women, according to the Human Rights Commission report launched this morning by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.

    Students have blamed universities for allowing a culture of “gendered violence” to take root on campuses.

    “Universities need to fess up and acknowledge that they have failed to protect students, and allowed rape culture to manifest on campus,” said Abby Stapleton, women’s officer with the National Union of Students.

  225. Mike of Marion

    Top Ender
    #2456141, posted on August 1, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Bruce Hull is a member of the Labor Party and is a former nurse – can’t remember if he wasn’t an office bearer in the nurses union..

    He has been a dissident in Council affairs for umpteen years.

  226. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2456213, posted on August 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Looking at you you ignorant Jordanian prick!

    Are you calling me Jordanian?

    Nah

    Stimpsonian

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