Monday Forum: August 21, 2017

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  1. Delta A

    When did the homosexual “marriage” plebiscite turn into a ‘survey’?

  2. What’s with Serena at the pub?

    There was some comments a night or two back about lack of female publicans.
    That was the catalyst for me, my disguise is now cast aside. I’m my real self. I’m out of the closet.

  3. egg_

    And the idea of exporting solar from the Pilbara to Java via subsea cable will become attractive to Jakarta if they fail their transition from fossil fuels.

    Put the goon bag down, Testy, you are starting too early.

    He obviously has no idea of the loss over such a distance. Muttleyesque wrongology.

    The ‘missing heat’ will definitely be in the oceans, then, hehe.

  4. Mike of Marion

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2477477, posted on August 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Slight correction Sir

    Av-Tur, not Av-Gas for the BUFF.

  5. Nick

    Most of the bruvvers I know aren’t big on the rainbow brigade.

    Maybe the guy in the Village People was a member ?

  6. Robert Mc

    Is this comment meant to be a parody?
    (It’s so good it almost seems serious).

    Looks like an edict from PM & C.

  7. When did the homosexual “marriage” plebiscite turn into a ‘survey’?

    When it was discovered the private polling indicated the answer may still be a firm “NO”.

  8. Makka

    Sal, are you really a female? If so you shouldn’t swear so much.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thrived?Living in caves or humpies around the fire. Hadn’t even learned to read or write, boil water or make a wheel. Killing each other off, stealing women and kids from other tribes. Yeah, thriving like all get out they were. Fk off dickhead.

    You don’t believe that every Aboriginal male was a fearless warrior, striding forth with his spears, woomera and possum skin cloak, his gins and dogs following respectfully behind, in the earthly paradise, a cornucopia of everything one could want, there for the taking? Until horrible whitefella came along and ruined it all?

    Naah, neither do I.

  10. OneWorldGovernment

    Roger
    #2477542, posted on August 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    One of the finest voyagers in history, if not the finest.

    The finest; he was the inspiration for Captain Kirk from Star Trek.

    Your piece of pop culture trivia for the day.

    Thanks for that Roger.

    The other bloke I would put up is Magellan.

  11. Atoms for Peace

    Isn’t it interesting that the liberal left is indulging in an orgy of historical revisionism based on presentism, but won’t use that lens on other cultures.

  12. Sal, are you really a female? If so you shouldn’t swear so much.

    This ain’t Islam buster, this is Catallaxy.
    I’m not your property.
    Check your male privilege.
    I’ll swear all I please. Darn it.

  13. Delta A

    Please name the towns in which this closure applies.

    Our town has a population of approximately 300. Our local IGA supermarket is open from 8.00 am to 8.oo pm seven days a week and provides employment opportunities for a range of residents, including school students and intellectually disabled teens.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2477477, posted on August 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Slight correction Sir

    Av-Tur, not Av-Gas for the BUFF.

    My apologies, it was 1980 (?) , and a penchant for strong drink has dimmed my memory. The first B- 52’s had landed in Darwin, anyhow.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks for that Roger.

    The other bloke I would put up is Magellan.

    I’ll second that one.

  16. egg_

    ABC News @abcnews
    What does the Bible really say about same-sex marriage?

    Sodom and Gomorrah?

  17. Robert Mc

    The other bloke I would put up is Magellan.

    Vasco da Gama did well too. As did Amerigo Vespucci, and Francis Drake.

  18. I’m struggling with this 6pm closure in regional towns. Towns large enough to have a supermarket that is.
    There’s also a thing called “economics”.

    You’re a “Foodfresh” (or somesuch) neo-franchise in woop-woop. 150km to the next fuel bowser, 500 people in your town.
    You close at 6pm.
    If you stay open later, you’re up for near $60 per hour minimum, (or give up any semblance of a home life) to sell 3 x 45g bags of Smith’s Crisps & 2 x cans of PMU baked beans.
    No matter what, you’re not going to increase your gross weekly sales.

    Yeah. So you close at 6pm.

  19. Makka

    I see the Harmless Qantas Wannabees have a new defence strategy for the All Blokes in Denedin – “Well, we can’t get any worse.”

    Oh dear. It’s my experience that when you hang your hat on that old chestnut, getting worse is EXACTLY what happens.

  20. max

    Christ didn’t shun the sinners. Said sin no more.

    Let’s turn stackja’s question around.

    What would SSM advocates say if they met Christ ?

  21. Steve trickler.

    He is good. Very good!

    Make your won mind up. Heads up. It goes for an hour.

    LMAO!



  22. egg_

    Eclipse is racist opines left wing law professor:

    “On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon,” Ristroph writes. “The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people.”

    No looting opportunities?

  23. johanna

    Please name the towns in which this closure applies.
    Restrict yourself to towns large enough to (a) provide a workforce of “shelf-stackers” and (b) large enough to support a business that would need “shelf-stackers”.

    Stop being diningenuous. You know as well as I do that the law operates in the opposite way. There are zones where longer (although by no means unrestricted) trading hours apply, and everywhere else is living in the 1950s.

    My question is – why shouldn’t shopkeepers be able to open whenever they like? Why does it need to be regulated at all?

    And, if you are seriously suggesting that restricted trading hours are no impediment to tourism, you have never been to the night markets in Asia, or even Cairns (although the local ones are forced to close at a certain time even if there are customers.)

    Hicks will be hicks. Then, they wonder why nobody wants to visit or live there.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Vasco da Gama did well too. As did Amerigo Vespucci, and Francis Drake.

    William Bligh? Cook’s sailing master in” Resolution’ and four thousand miles in an open boat, after the mutiny on the “Bounty?”

  25. jupes

    Katter doing another free advert for himself and nothing much else – on Bolt.

    He is a very strange man, Bob Katter. How anyone could vote for the dickhead is beyond me.

    At one stage of the interview, Bolta mentioned electrical prices and Katter replied something about the price of electricity going up three fold when they had NO regulation.

    At least that’s what I think he said. He uses a lot of words but doesn’t say much and a lot of it needs interpreting.

  26. johanna

    Serena at the Pub
    #2477581, posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I’m struggling with this 6pm closure in regional towns. Towns large enough to have a supermarket that is.
    There’s also a thing called “economics”.

    You’re a “Foodfresh” (or somesuch) neo-franchise in woop-woop. 150km to the next fuel bowser, 500 people in your town.
    You close at 6pm.
    If you stay open later, you’re up for near $60 per hour minimum, (or give up any semblance of a home life) to sell 3 x 45g bags of Smith’s Crisps & 2 x cans of PMU baked beans.
    No matter what, you’re not going to increase your gross weekly sales.

    Yeah. So you close at 6pm.

    Numpty, nobody should be forced to either stay open or close.

    Thick as a brick.

  27. Empire GTHO Phase III

    What would SSM advocates say if they met Christ ?

    “Only twenty shekels for rough trade. See you out the back of the temple in ten?”

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He is a very strange man, Bob Katter. How anyone could vote for the dickhead is beyond me.

    I saw hKatter in action, a couple of years ago, at a farmers protest meeting, in the Wheat belt. Bloke sitting next to me got up and walked out, halfway through.. I saw him later, and he owned up to a three hundred kilometer round trip to hear Katter speaking…

  29. OneWorldGovernment

    Perhaps a rhetorical question but was Prince Frederick pissed and the Qld bouncers had good reason to refuse his entry?

    And, by the way, how many restaurants in Qld have bouncers on the door?

  30. Tintarella di Luna

    Lol. Dunno if it’s fake news but it sure is funny.

    CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s Family Were Slave Owners – Owned Michelle Obama’s Relatives!
    Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/cnns-anderson-coopers-family-slave-owners-owned-michelle-obamas-relatives/#buuw0YfLzIs6AIEI.99

    Fake news or not it’s hilarious, I just hope it’s true, I’d love nothing better than to see the embarrassment of that pansified po-faced Anderson Cooper, supercilious self-righteous crank.

  31. Andrew

    This is what Antifa has lead to. Outright racism against Asians because they have a name that MIGHT be confused with that of a person who died over 100 years ago…

    Question – was ESPN massively racist for removing Asianguy for having the name Lee? Or did they protect him out of fear that he would be lynched in a “progressive” state?

  32. OneWorldGovernment

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2477587, posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Vasco da Gama did well too. As did Amerigo Vespucci, and Francis Drake.

    William Bligh? Cook’s sailing master in” Resolution’ and four thousand miles in an open boat, after the mutiny on the “Bounty?”

    Whether you come from Pitcairn or not and whatever you think of or heard about William Bligh it is one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of the world.

  33. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Tabitha

    I’ve got trust issues. Tell me more about your link.

  34. johanna

    He is a very strange man, Bob Katter.

    Having had some dealings with him, I can assure you that he is as mad as a cut snake. He lives on another plane.

    However, he is not stupid and has learned a lot of political skills from his old man.

  35. rickw

    We’re fucked.

    Swiss immigrant to Australia faces deportation after ‘failing a character test’ because of his links to violent far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin

    And they let in Brothers and Cousins of Jihdi’s without a blink?!

    What the fuck is wrong with these stupid arseholes??!!

  36. Marcus Classis

    18 months of alt-left extreme violence and Sturmabteilung thuggery in the USA.

    https://youtu.be/4G8QLT6tFWU

    Can’t wait for Monty’s lecture on how this extreme alt-left violence and Sturmabteilung thuggery is all Trump’s fault.

  37. Perhaps a rhetorical question but was Prince Frederick pissed and the Qld bouncers had good reason to refuse his entry?

    No. It was after 10.00 pm. Qld Law is that in certain precincts, in this case Brisbane CBD, any person who makes entry to a licenced premises after 10.00 pm must present legal ID which must be scanned into a centrally linked database.

    Prince Fred was not carrying a Qld Driver’s Licence, an interstate driver’s licence, or his passport.
    Thus the crowd controllers by law refused him entry.

    They’d have had their arse fined off had they allowed him in.
    So would the venue manager, so would the venue owners.

    (The 4 forms of ID allowed are prescribed in law)

    And, by the way, how many restaurants in Qld have bouncers on the door?

    All that admit people after 10pm in designated areas, eg Brisbane CBD, and don’t want to lose their licence.

  38. DrBeauGan

    One of the many things that makes me cautious about investing in Mama’s is the sacks of earth on the corrugated iron roof over the dining area. It suggests fierce monsoonal winds.

    It’s about 80 yards along the beach. Maybe twenty from sea to road.

    I dropped my mi Max and cracked the glass badly. Oh well, they’re cheap. It still works..

  39. old bloke

    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices

    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices

  40. cohenite

    Supporters of terror accused refuse to stand in Melbourne court

    All four are appearing at a preliminary hearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, supported by about a dozen people, many of whom declined to observe the standard protocol of standing as asked by the clerk when magistrate Peter Mealy entered or left the bench.

    Mr Mealy famously runs a strict court and over the years has kicked people out for breaches such as ringing phones.

    On Monday, he again confiscated a television reporter’s phone when it beeped.

    But he has not taken issue with the those in the public gallery who have declined to stand.

    One woman began to stand when Mr Mealy entered the court following a short adjournment but sat down after being spoken to by a man sitting three seats along.

    The man seating 3 seats away was probably fat jowled brandis.

  41. OneWorldGovernment

    Serena at the Pub
    #2477604, posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Perhaps a rhetorical question but was Prince Frederick pissed and the Qld bouncers had good reason to refuse his entry?

    No. It was after 10.00 pm. Qld Law is that in certain precincts, in this case Brisbane CBD, any person who makes entry to a licenced premises after 10.00 pm must present legal ID which must be scanned into a centrally linked database.

    Thanks for that Serena.

  42. Marcus Classis

    What would SSM advocates say if they met Christ ?

    Easy!

    Kill the racist nazi!

    That’s what any alt-left or other form of national socialist-marxist will screech.

  43. egg_

    Where is IT of late?

    Grigs took him up on his offer and is now wearing his skin?

  44. old bloke

    Dr BG, proceed with caution re Mamas. You will be competing against the large Chaaya Tranz and numerous smaller hotels along the beach front there. Don’t commit to anything without getting sound legal advice.

  45. Makka

    But he has not taken issue with the those in the public gallery who have declined to stand.

    So, tough guy with anyone but moslems? WAP.

  46. Nick

    What would SSM advocates say if they met Christ ?

    Mmm, more an otter then a bear sweetie, but love the robe, so classical.

  47. And, if you are seriously suggesting that restricted trading hours are no impediment to tourism, you have never been to the night markets in Asia, or even Cairns (although the local ones are forced to close at a certain time even if there are customers.)

    Huh? You think regional/remote Qld is a teeming pedestrian precinct, capable of being just like markets in Asia?

    You’ve never been to Qld have you? Or never been more than 20km from the Cairns-Coolangatta thin coastal strip. (Where the supermarket rules don’t apply).

    Most of Qld is not going to have tourism affected one bit by shop closure times. (Closure times which are already dictated by public demand, not by Brisbane laws).

    It’s not as if tourists, booked into a resort in…say .. Normanton (guffaw) for Two weeks, decide halfway through Sunday that they’re “out of milk, or bread”.

    What next, the William Creek pub closing at 9.30pm instead of 10.00pm will harm tourism to South Oz?

  48. H B Bear

    He is a very strange man, Bob Katter.
    However, he is not stupid and has learned a lot of political skills from his old man.

    When you are gifted a job that pays a couple of hundred thousand a year I suppose you have a well developed sense of smell for pork.

  49. val majkus

    wonder what this means for SA & Vict

    Electric car owners have been warned that if they attempt to boil a kettle while charging their car it will blow the fuse.

    The National Grid expressed concerns that an average size 3.5kW battery charger would take 19 hours to fully charge a car battery, even when it is 25 per cent full.

    A “thought piece” document obtained by the Financial Times warned that a more powerful 11kW device would still take six hours to charge a car battery and during that time, the use of everyday items such as kettles and ovens would blow the fuse.

    “The average household is supplied with single phase electricity and is fitted with a main fuse of 60-80 amps,” the National Grid said.

    “If one were to use an above average power charger, say 11kW, this would require 48 amps. When using such a charger it would mean that you could not use other high demand electrical items… without tripping the house’s main fuse.”

    The warnings come just weeks after the Government announced plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles.

    However, motoring experts immediately expressed concern, noting that it would place unprecedented strain on the National Grid.

    Most electric cars will require a battery capacity of 90 kilowatt hours (kWh) to make journeys of around 300 miles, National Grid believes.

    It suggests that the ability to travel longer distances without stopping to recharge will be a “must have” if motorists are to abandon petrol or diesel cars.

    The company suggested that building several thousand “super fast” charging forecourts — similar to modern day petrol stations — would be preferable to a “large scale rebuild of the domestic electricity infrastructure” by fitting homes with the maximum 100 amp main fuse.

    Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the damage that they are doing to people’s health and the planet.

    “There is no alternative to embracing new technology,” he said last month.

  50. rickw

    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices

    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices

    And the highest “gun” prices:

    USA: walk in to Walmart, slap down $25, walk out with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

    Australia: Fill in and post permit to acquire – $1, Buy cheapest one you can find – $140, Have it “securely shipped” by muslim Post to nearest dealer – $40, Pay permit to acquire fee – $9, Total $190, then wait 3 weeks.

    I brought one for the kids on principle.

  51. cohenite

    Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the damage that they are doing to people’s health and the planet.

    gove is a conservative politician and he is no different from the alarmists infesting the left political parties; it’s the same in Australia; these people are nuts but the message has been persistently and ingeniously promulgated for nearly 30 years. Great times lie ahead. Fuck the planet.

  52. Indolent

    This probably deserves a thread of it’s own. An epic takedown and a free lesson in logic and clear thinking.

    “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe to the guy who accused him of being a white nationalist
    If only I could put it half as well.

  53. Bruce of Newcastle

    Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the damage that they are doing to people’s health and the planet.

    What damage?
    This guy is supposed to be a Tory. Sheesh.

  54. jupes

    Hey does anyone know if Sebastian Gorka is still working for Trump?

    He was working for Bannon before Bannon left.

    I hope Trump kept him on because he is the king of destroying fake news.

  55. Andrew

    ABC News @abcnews
    What does the Bible really say about same-sex marriage?

    Well SCOTUS found SSM in the constitution. So my guess is a similar reading will find the Gospel of Adam And Steve.

  56. feelthebern

    Dr BG, you are crazy if you invest a penny in the business.
    If it goes pear shaped, just wait for the proprietor to mysteriously lose his English speaking capabilities.
    Then, the local plod will be knocking on your door questioning you about allegations etc etc.

  57. feelthebern

    SCOTUS didn’t.
    SCOTUS, said that if states make their own laws regarding SSM, the SCOTUS does not have the power to over turn them.
    John Roberts being made Chief Justice was the best thing that GWB did during his presidency.
    Stare Declaris.

  58. Rabz

    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices
    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices

    And the world’s highest housing prices

  59. feelthebern

    SCOTUS also said that Obamacare was a tax.
    And the Federal government can tax citizens.
    Hence, John Roberts being the 5-4 swing vote on that one.

  60. ev425128

    Sent to ABC News in pure frustration.

    Hello.

    I know you’re not obliged to be fair or balanced or even accurate by legislation, but in claiming to be an organisation for news and journalism fairness, balance and truth are obligations of professionalism.

    I can’t say that I’m a regular viewer, reader or listener of the ABC in recent years. In the first Rudd term I switched off. Which is irrelevant. To my point:

    I’m considering a FOI request. To save you and me the hassle, can you direct me to a single article, report or program episode that praises Donald Trump or at least presents him, his policies or his actions in a positive light? During the pre-selection, the campaign or after the election victory? Just ONE.

    Nearly half of US voters voted for him. Surely a percentage of your content should, too. Point me to that content and I stop.

    Sending to bolta too.

  61. Marcus Classis

    Makka
    #2477547, posted on August 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    So it must have self destructed before whites arrived. Strange then how it thrived during centuries of contact and exchange with the trepang fleet from Sulawesi.

    Thrived?Living in caves or humpies around the fire. Hadn’t even learned to read or write, boil water or make a wheel. Killing each other off, stealing women and kids from other tribes. Yeah, thriving like all get out they were. Fk off dickhead.

    Snif.

    That there is a beautiful post.

    Australia’s aborigines. Been here 60,000 years. Invented three new uses for a stick in that time. Uses that other humans had learned up to 150,000 years before they did…..

  62. rickw

    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices
    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices
    And the world’s highest gun prices
    And the world’s highest housing prices

    And the world’s highest car prices

  63. feelthebern

    Gorsuch is another John Roberts stare declaris justice.
    Will be the best thing Trump does.
    That is, unless, he appoints another 7 to the court, pending the rest leaving one way or another.

  64. egg_

    Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the damage that they are doing to people’s health and the planet.

    1C/Century with 100% error margin?
    Insane.

  65. rickw

    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices
    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest firearm prices
    And the world’s highest housing prices

    And the world’s highest car prices

    (Just reordered so alcohol, tobacco and firearms are in the right order)

  66. cohenite

    ev425128

    #2477638, posted on August 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Sent to ABC News in pure frustration.

    In a just world the abc would be publically scrutinised as it attempted and failed to comply with that request.

  67. What would SSM advocates say if they met Christ ?

    Kill the racist nazi!

    My money is on it being:
    “Kill the J o o “

  68. cynical1

    Hicks will be hicks. Then, they wonder why nobody wants to visit or live there.

    You stupid old shrew.

    have you been asleep for thirty years?

    Qld is overfilled with Victorians.

    The shops are open till 9.pm weekdays.

    5.00 Sat Sun.

    And we have constant power.

    The irony.

    Outskirts of Canberra and whining about Qld.

  69. feelthebern

    I can’t believe it is 2017 & voting is still compulsory in Australia.

  70. val majkus

    In a just world the abc would be publically scrutinised as it attempted and failed to comply with that request.

    the ABC doesn’t do ‘just’ … it does groupthink

  71. egg_

    “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe to the guy who accused him of being a white nationalist

    Respec!

  72. Marcus Classis

    rickw
    #2477623, posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:59 pm
    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices

    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices

    And the highest “gun” prices:

    USA: walk in to Walmart, slap down $25, walk out with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

    Australia: Fill in and post permit to acquire – $1, Buy cheapest one you can find – $140, Have it “securely shipped” by muslim Post to nearest dealer – $40, Pay permit to acquire fee – $9, Total $190, then wait 3 weeks.

    I brought one for the kids on principle.

    Good man!

    Just assembled my new Pardus shotgun. Nice new toy.

  73. Boambee John

    Zulubat 1827

    Did you ever hear an Avro Vulcan do a near vertical climb.

    A sound like canvas tearing. Very thick canvas.

  74. ev425128

    cohenite, the FOI will come if the response doesn’t.

    It’s not that I’m asking much. One positive view in a 50/50 debate.

  75. Robber Baron

    State member for Northcote Fiona Richardson is dead. By-election time for me.

    No doubt Labor will roll out another mad commo female. No doubt the stupid Libs will trot out some wringing wet Greek that has an unpronouncable surname still thinking that Northcote is teeming with decendents of Hellas.

    The Greenfilth will be licking their lips at the prospect of winning this seat.

    I’ll be voting Green so hunchback’s majority will be reduced and the Greens can be emboldened.

    Victoria needs more mad Greens policies to wake up the brain-dead electors of this communist shithole.

  76. Did you ever hear an Avro Vulcan do a near vertical climb.

    Ahh, the “Vulcan squeal”.
    There’s one video on Youtube, that has the Vulcan squeal perfectly, with good speakers it is almost music.
    Many youtube videos claim to have the squeal replicated, but I’ve only ever found one which actually does have a realistic replication of it.

  77. max

    7.30 Report tonight: ‘protesters clashed with Trump supporters outside the stadium.’

    Supporters were all inside. Outside were cops, protesters and clouds of teargas.

    EVERY report incriminates.

  78. Marcus Classis

    heh. Got this email from a Texan friend.

    OK, I have decided that Kim Jong Un really, really needs to commit suicide within days at the most.

    Everyone start posting that he has the real dirt on Hillary Clinton.

  79. .

    Stare Declaris

    Pretty sure you mean stare decisis. If not, please explain. Anyway, I think you mean originalist. In the context of Amendment X issues, it could arguably be stare decisis.

  80. cohenite

    It’s not that I’m asking much. One positive view in a 50/50 debate.

    Devil’s advocate: what is a positive light? They’ll probably dredge something up consisting of a slight demur in their reporting towards one of the many assassination threats directed towards Trump. I mean how did the abc deal with and report on this deranged bitch?

    They can wriggle out of this but kudos for trying.

  81. .

    The push to rename Father’s Day “Special Person’s Day”.

    Sometimes this shit just goes too far to ever be remotely possible. Consider it a blessing in disguise.

  82. You stupid old shrew.
    have you been asleep for thirty years?
    Qld is overfilled with Victorians.
    The shops are open till 9.pm weekdays.
    5.00 Sat Sun.

    Erm.. not in “regional” towns.
    Which sorta was what Johanna was on about.
    Given that some rather smallish (commerce-wise) towns have 9.pm trading, the sort of towns affected by the 6.pm closing laws would be unlikely to have a supermarket anyway. (Supermarket as most people would know it, that is.)

  83. .

    6 pm closing laws? What a way to fuck over tourists and visiting family.

  84. 2dogs

    Australians paying the world’s highest [everything] prices

    Planning to retire overseas. It’s not like there will still be a aged pension by then.

  85. H B Bear

    Good work Robber Barron. If Guy Fawkes was around he’d be voting Green in Victoriastan too.

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Planning to retire overseas. It’s not like there will still be a aged pension by then.

    I was told in 1978 that “By the time you retire, there won’t be an old age pension. You’ll be responsible for your own superannuation.”

  87. .

    Now we have to vote for the Greens as a clever plan but deluded old Winston thinks libertarians are captured by Marxists?

    I love this joint but you fuckers are insane.

    Maybe we just have to suffer one Holodomor before we fully appreciate capitalism.

  88. 6 pm closing laws? What a way to fuck over tourists and visiting family.

    This ain’t in major centres.
    “Major centres” = population a few hundred or more.

    The 6.pm closing applies only in places that don’t have shops anyway.

  89. srr

    Adam Gingrich‘s periscope on The Rally 🙂 –

    JohnWickofPolitics‏ @Gingrich_of_PA 9h9 hours ago

    Trump Makes History & Blows Minds – Perhaps Greatest Political Speech Ever #Dixie #MAGA

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

  90. Just horrible people.

    No one ever says they don’t like haters. They scream it with screaming, hate-filled rage. And with absolutely zero self awareness of their own hatred.

  91. .

    The 6.pm closing applies only in places that don’t have shops anyway.

    Still, I’d want the option to do what I like on my own property.

  92. Myrddin Seren

    Australians paying the world’s highest electricity prices
    And the world’s highest alcohol prices
    And the world’s highest tobacco prices
    And the world’s highest firearm prices
    And the world’s highest housing prices

    And the world’s highest car prices

    And up until now the coalition of Big Government, Big Union and Crony Corporatists ( all with associated criminal elements ) have merrily gotten away with wealth mining this country with nary a shred of pushback.

    And presumably could have gone on fleecing the sheeples for the foreseeable future.

    Now, with their 40-50% renewball requirements, Labor and the Greens are going to tip at least the Eastern, NEM-interconnected states over the edge in to ruin. Literal ruin, once this kicks in. And darkness once the rolling blackouts erupt.

    So, to the extremely cynical observer, it appears that the Unholy Coalition of Big Government, Big Union and Crony Corporatists have decided their priority is to kill the economy and gouge the wealth of the nation in the process, like jackals on a carcass.

    I have no idea of why the urgency, but it seems to be not uncommon amongst the powerful and well-connected in these days.

    This used to be the perceived wisdom on taxation:

    “The art of taxation consists of plucking the goose so as to obtain the most feathers with the least hissing.”

    Given the extraordinary price levels and rampant corruption in Australia, up until now it wasn’t just taxes that were being finessed to maximise returns and minimise blowback.

    Dan-the-CFMEU-Man has crossed the Rubicon in terms of pillage of the populace. Something has changed in the outlook of the powerful and it isn’t looking good.

  93. johanna

    Qld is overfilled with Victorians.

    The shops are open till 9.pm weekdays.

    5.00 Sat Sun.

    You can’t read.

    My comment was about areas outside the designated zone, which have 1950s hours mandated by law for the next five years.

    Shops open to 9pm weekdays? You wild creatures! My local IGA in Canberra was open 8 am to 8 pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday, when hours were shorter. Coles in nearby Manuka is open till 10 or 11 pm most nights, and is open every day.

    I repeat, tourists, which regional Queensland is gagging for, will be unimpressed by not being able to buy milk or bread or anything else after the cattle have shut up or on Sundays, even if shop-owners would be happy to sell it to them.

    Hicks will be hicks.

  94. DrBeauGan

    old bloke
    #2477615, posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    Dr BG, proceed with caution re Mamas. You will be competing against the large Chaaya Tranz and numerous smaller hotels along the beach front there. Don’t commit to anything without getting sound legal advice.

    The Tranz place is the one on turtle point. It looks good from outside but the beach isn’t much there. I’m a loooong way from committing to anything..

    The reviews of Mama’s are generally bad, and sometimes justly so. It gets high marks for the view and low for everything else. It desperately needs good management. Just putting in a bell to say you want breakfast would be an improvement, instead of having to wait until someone notices you. There a million things to fix, many could be done cheaply. The food could be much better if the cook had the faintest idea of European cooking. They have mastered french fries and fried eggs. Toast is a mystery. But that’s not just Mama’s, that’s widespread.

    I am thinking of paying to hire my company as a consultant. I could do a lot for the place with a little time spent training the staff in alien Western ways.

    There is a lot of ghastly sloppiness evident in everything from the painting to the toilet that sometimes fails to flush because the float gets stuck at the top of its column, switching the flow of water off. Fixing some of these things would be cheap and simple. It just needs organisation and an eye for detail. We should just hire cats and kittehs to stay for a week and make lists..

  95. val majkus

    We should just hire cats and kittehs to stay for a week and make lists..

    Hey Dr BG, I’m in!

  96. Combine Dave

    Cactus
    #2477418, posted on August 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    One of my favourite parts of Australia Day is seeing the FA18 Hornets use the air-space over Sydney Harbour as their personal play thing. There is something about the speed, the sound, the quick change of direction. I stop what I am doing and just and am in awe.

    Curiously I also think about that Famous Military Commander Zap Brannigan’s line when facing up to the enemy “Let’s show these freaks what a bloated, run-away military budget can do”. I think he fought at the Alamo too if I’m not mistaken.

    A beautiful thought.

    The second para not so much.

    In Aus a hugely bloated and misspent budget only gets you badly made Euro subs assembled by Australia’s finest moochers.

  97. Combine Dave

    Shops open to 9pm weekdays? You wild creatures! My local IGA in Canberra was open 8 am to 8 pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday, when hours were shorter. Coles in nearby Manuka is open till 10 or 11 pm most nights, and is open every day.

    Sure in Qld IGAs exist and also open late.

    But nothing else does.*

    What if tourists desire something other than overpriced milk or moldy strawberries?

    The most retarded argument against extending hours I heard from a Hick** is that ‘no one wants to go shopping at those times’.
    My counter: then why do you need a law against it? Met with blank stares…

    * Aside pubs, bottlos, and restaurants.

    ** In that case a group of Victorians who had moved to Qld.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly they seem to be a majority there, historically Qld received more ‘migrants’ from other states than o/s – thankfully now changed. NZed for the win!

  98. Chris

    And the highest “gun” prices:

    USA: walk in to Walmart, slap down $25, walk out with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

    Australia: Fill in and post permit to acquire – $1, Buy cheapest one you can find – $140, Have it “securely shipped” by muslim Post to nearest dealer – $40, Pay permit to acquire fee – $9, Total $190, then wait 3 weeks.

    I brought one for the kids on principle.

    I bought two. Invented the Tiny Teddy Deathmatch. Zapzapzapzap…

    BUT
    Airmailed Crosman 1077 in USA : US$70 !!!

    in WA – bought for $240 each (usual retail $300) from internet dealer
    Postage to local dealer – maybe $50
    Great deal on ‘serviceability certificates’ – $20 (usual dealers $50 each unless its bought from stock)
    WA addition fee: $190
    Driving time: 4x 40 minutes to/from dealer twice for certificates and pickup under WA’s abusive laws
    Value of time and petrol: say $200
    Total cost of being Australian: $600 extra for a US$70 adult toy.

  99. Bruce

    Go shopping in Hanoi, you know, the capital of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

    Across the entire country, you can’t NOT go shopping at all hours, the whole PLACE is a shop, “pop-up” roadside beer-bars and all. Hanoi has the biggest 24/7 outdoor book market I have ever seen.

    Yes, the “economic police”, (grey-uniformed types shaking down itinerant duck sales-ladies and occasionally acting as booze-quality inspectors), are active, one way or the other

    Here in the crypto-socialist dependency of Oz, it is much the same, but the enforcers are MUCH better paid and the penalties reflect that..

    Interesting booze tax system over there: Rice-based rocket fuel is taxed by the litre, bulk, as is “sex-by-the-sea” beer. The alcohol content is apparently irrelevant.

    Caveat, I haven’t worked there for a few years, so they may have had some ASEAN-sponsored “training” since then.

  100. Tintarella di Luna

    There was a shooting last night in Charleston, South Carolina, a chef was shot dead by a co-worker who’d been fired. I saw this tweet probably on here alas the hope that the killer “is white” was a vain one, it was Thomas Demetrius Burns

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