Wednesday Forum: September 13, 2017

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  1. True Aussie

    A report out says that some Politicians are worried that driverless trucks could be used as bombs by terrorists

    What’s to stop a muslim truck driver right now from ploughing into a crowd?

  2. srr

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson 22h22 hours ago
    Jordan B Peterson Retweeted New Real Peer Review

    The death of the humanities continues. Make no mistake, it’s a catastrophe…

    New Real Peer Review @RealPeerReview
    Replying to @RealPeerReview

    This is the entire paper. Seriously.
    https://twitter.com/RealPeerReview/status/907372236415397888

  3. Tom

    Wow. No way I could have seen this coming a year ago during the primaries. Donald Trump’s chief defender and fully paid up Trump Train enthusiast in Washington is Senator Ted Cruz, imploring Congress and the McConnell-Ryan GOP establishment to get tax reform done “and unleash Reaganesque* economic growth.”
    Google Ted Cruz-Sean Hannity/past 24 hours/youtube.com.
    *~7% p.a. — amazing! — but few remember.

    P.S.: Where is low-energy Jeb?

  4. Snoopy

    Gender is whatever you feelz.

    If gay is a gender, why not happy or sad or angry? What’s the point?

  5. Roger

    I checked her Twitter page, Roger; can’t see any menacing or vilification of Folau.

    ok, his twitter feed?

    someone said it was pretty ugly.

  6. srr

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson Sep 12

    Quillette strikes again:

    A Policy of Censorship More Extreme Than Google

    http://j.mp/2wWd6Va

  7. Fergus

    Thanks for the replies.Some unhappy camping, tinny owning tradies here. Revenge on Tony’s tradies?

  8. eve of Potential Greatness Day™,

    I am not sure that anyone will notice when Trumble whips out his Potential Greatness™ for all to see.
    I don’t expect to hear any gasps from the assembled masses.
    Nor do I expect fainting from delicate ladies in the crowd (unless Nikki attends).

  9. Mitch M.

    Stimpy:

    Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

    Very important result because il-17 is the “autoimmune” cytokine(messenger molecule, especially in relation to immune function).

  10. OldOzzie

    It’s time to plug the Gaia gasbags – THE MOCKER

    The science is settled, and for the good of the planet we must act urgently to curtail our emission pollutants. No, not so much the greenhouse gases; rather, the Gaia gasbags, named after the pagan goddess of Earth.

    Every time we have a hurricane or a bushfire these insufferably self-righteous harbingers of climatic cataclysm pop up with all the fervour of a firebrand preacher. You know the score. Get down on your knees, shallow ones, for ye have sinned against Gaia. Bow your heads and repent of your wicked ways, for only I can offer you redemption.

    As with many an opportunistic preacher, the Gaia gasbags are very much into congregation shaming, and will exploit any occasion to do it. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discovered this on the weekend when he was photographed cradling his beer and his baby granddaughter at the football. “I don’t mind PM cuddling his granddaughter at the football,” tweeted Greens MP Adam Bandt. He doesn’t mind? The man is a prince. “But I do mind him threatening her way of life by making global warming worse.”

    It takes a certain crassness to use a baby for scoring a cheap political point, and Bandt is your man. But like anything, a woman can do the job just as well, as demonstrated by social commentator and feminist Jane Caro.

    “Cuddling his granddaughter while holding his beer is lovely,” she tweeted. “Explaining 2 her y he didn’t stand up for the climate-not so much.”

    “Record-breaking hurricanes hitting the Americas and wildfires burning the western US,” thundered Fairfax columnist and author Peter FitzSimons. “Drought tightening its grip across Australia, as the prospect looms of the bushfire season from hell. This must be a good time for the federal government to lecture an energy company that says coal is dead and has no economic future.” That’s quite a thought bubble. Given around 73 per cent of our electricity is generated by coal, what could be a worse time to ditch it than now, when we are facing a looming energy crisis caused by the rush for renewables?

    But no, that consideration was lost in the sarcasm. “Your 45-year-old power station has plenty more to give and we’d like to use taxpayer dollars to prop it up,” sneered FitzSimons in reference to the government’s preference for the Liddell plant to defer its closure. If the handing out of taxpayer dollars bothers him so much, why does he not oppose the various governments’ dispensing billions in subsidies to the renewable energy industry?

    “I warrant that in 10 years’ time it will look criminal in its negligence,” predicted FitzSimons.

    As an aside, what is this school of thought which holds that prose can be transformed into something profound merely by italicising every ten or so words? What is criminal is the funding of feel-good energy schemes to the tunes of billions without sufficient thought to their viability. FitzSimons’s gushing enthusiasm for renewables does not lend itself to objectivity, if his celestial epiphanies serve as an example.

    “My Qantas flight had to circle regional NSW,” wrote FitzSimons in February this year, “and there they were … dozens of turbines, atop a series of ridges stretching out to the west, lazily and gloriously spinning in the afternoon sun. Let a thousand flowers bloom. I have seen the future, and this is it.”

    It wasn’t just the turbines that were spinning in the afternoon sun. If you are going to paraphrase something you perceive to be a Great Leap Forward, make sure you know the historical context. Chairman Mao’s flowery appeal was supposedly to elicit constructive criticism of China’s communist party, just prior to the tragic attempts to industrialise and collectivise the country. In reality it was a ruse to expose the so-called ‘deviationists,’ many of whom would be purged in the Cultural Revolution.

    As for the “I have seen the future [and it works]” quote, that was the assessment of American journalist Lincoln Steffens, one of Lenin’s useful idiots, following his three-week tour of the Soviet Union in 1919. Surely FitzSimons — the Eddie McGuire of historians — would know this? He could save himself much embarrassment by taking that ridiculous bandana off his head and tying it tightly around his mouth.

    “Because of climate change,” said Caro in October last year, “we really are in a sticky situation.” How sticky? “I see trouble ahead, real trouble ahead.” What does think she is, an astrologer? “I’m thinking about … climate change,” she wrote in January 2016, “because I am soon to become a grandmother. What else is there to think about?”

    Well for starters, what about curtailing her own emissions? “You really know you are travelling too much when even the (lovely) guy in the Qantas lounge raises his eyebrow at you & says ‘Back so soon?’,” she tweeted only two months after her plaintive climate soliloquy. Has she ever reflected on the fact that commercial airlines are a big contributor to carbon dioxide emissions?

    Ditto for FitzSimons, who in May this year complained that the proposed banning of laptops on international flights would severely impede his ability to write.

    So why the double standards, doomsayers? Interestingly, both Caro and FitzSimons make much of their atheism, but their zealotry in denouncing others for sins against the planet gives rise to a secular fundamentalism. Like a haughty archbishop, it is a case of do as I say and not as I do.

    “In Qantas lounge (again) on my way to WOMAD [World of Music, Arts and Dance festival] to talk about selling the reality of climate change,” she tweeted in March last year.

    When the irony was pointed out to her, Caro was unfazed. “I have a 70 acre plantation of hard wood eucalypts growing,” she replied. “I’m carbon negative.”

    Carbon negative? Is this the Gaia version of purchasing the papal indulgences of old? Even assuming her reasoning is correct, Caro seemingly does not get that individual offsetting means nothing. She still contributes to the gross total of man-made emissions, which far exceed the result of any attempts to negate them.

    Amusingly, Caro’s invoking of carbon immunity reveals another of her inconsistencies, and that is her purported love of egalitarianism.

    “I particularly loathe people inheriting unearned privilege & feeling somehow superior as a result,” she states. Ah, but who was feeling superior as a result of her tree-fest? Should we restrict airline travel to those with a rural weekender?

    Caro might care to check her spatial privilege. The world’s population is around 7.5 billion, and the total land surface is roughly 37 billion acres. That equates to around 4.93 acres per person. Now take into account the world is one third desert. How are the chances of everyone being allotted 70 acres of arable land looking?

    Could it be that these trendy virtue gimmicks are no solution? In July, FitzSimons heralded the coming of the great Tesla battery, quoting the South Australian premier with unquestioning acceptance. “Battery storage is the future of our national energy market,” said Jay Weatherill, “and the eyes of the world will be following our leadership in this space.”

    “BOOM!” championed FitzSimons sycophantically. Only a couple of months later he was lamenting the state of battery storage on his computer. “Battery power not close to what they claim! Never is, on ANY computer!,” he tweeted.

    Hello Fitz? Hello? Which bright spark regarded Elon Musk with his oversized Eveready as the energy messiah?

    It is time commentators belatedly admitted that the obsession with renewables, driven largely by a Greens agenda that regards coal as anathema, has been a costly debacle. Far from taking us to a land of milk and honey, we have been plagued with rent seekers, false prophets, and peddlers of energy elixir. Time also perhaps to shun the nuclear naysayers and consider what that form of power could offer us. Oh, and while we are at it, let’s plug the Gaia gasbags. The atmosphere will be a lot healthier for it.

  11. Fergus

    Infections would have been more common years ago.

  12. test pattern

    August 1906 Armed resistance and the Kimberly frontier war cont

    THE CONFLICT WITH NATIVES. POLICE OFFICER SPEARED

    ‘Further information has been received in Perth of the desperate conflict between a police party and a number of blacks near the Charnley River, in the Nor’-West. Constables Forbes and Johnson, who arrived at Derby on July 24, with 16 prisoners, reported that while they were arresting the natives near Charnley River, on June 24. their party was attacked. Several spears were thrown, and Constable Forbes was wounded in the chest^and arms. The wounds, however, were not of a dangerous nature On July 24 a sup-
    plementary, telegram came to hand from Corporal Cunningham as follows: -“Re my wire of July 25, concerning attack on Isdell police, Forbes further reports having in self-defence fired with fatal effect on the native who speared him..’

    The battle took place on Mt Hart, Mowinda was the indigenous warrior killed, Malawinie and Butamurra were captured.

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/38823019?

  13. John Constantine

    Depreciation never sleeps.

    Given Australians have been living off previous investment that generates baseload electricity, while mass importing more customers for electricity, while the old machines slowly wear out, the need for capital, as repairs and replacement should match the depreciation and extra imported demand.

    The capital poured into the ruinables electricity rort is massive, but does not replace or repair the legacy infrastructure.

    The tipping point, when the legacy capital machinery simply sighs and stops, is out there.

    We know that the window for replacement baseload power stations to replace the wearing out ones is blockaded by the orcs of Stalin, and the back of the envelope tells us that the five to ten year timeframe sees Australia deindustrialised and electricity rationed.

    Even if we build a hundred billion dollars worth of windmills right now.

    What business and investment will thrive in a deindustrialised and balkanised Stalinist Australia?.

    Public service Stasi?.

    Are we now at the stage where one greenfilth physical or lawfare strike against one power station overthrows the Western outpost of old Australia?.

    Every month their turnfailure dithers brings the inevitable closer into view.

  14. thefrolickingmole

    Tstespater will now distance himself from people using mumbo jumbo and mysticism as “proof” of sovereignty for Aboriginal people then?

    Religion ie superstition is just propaganda used by ambitious individuals to mobilise support of the numpties. As always, conflict is driven by material secular factors. Wealth, power, geography and so on and so forth.

    The Rudd Gov nevertheless indirectly acknowledged responsibility and moved to ensure it wouldn’t happen again by installing a new permanent radar. It is this radar, not OSB, that has protected lives. But SHHHH don’t tell the media!

    The Frudd government restarted the trade, despite being warned by numerous people (including my own submission to the “inquiry” they held) that reversing the policy would kill people agin.
    They chose to kill people.

  15. srr

    James O’Keefe Retweeted
    JamesHeartfield‏ @JamesHeartfield Sep 12

    Bizarre misreading:
    @HillaryClinton thinks the lesson of Orwell’s 1984 is that
    you should trust experts, leaders and the press

    https://twitter.com/JamesHeartfield/status/907752206627213312

  16. C.L.

    Paul Kent for the Daily Telegraph is right. The battle between the greatest wrecking ball in the rugby leagure world, Jason Taumalolo, and the Eels pack this weekend will be a must-watch. Last week he humiliated the entire Cronulla forward pack. Try and stop him:

  17. H B Bear

    Surely FitzSimons — the Eddie McGuire of historians — would know this? He could save himself much embarrassment by taking that ridiculous bandana off his head and tying it tightly around his mouth.

    Bwhahahaa. Wish I had said this.

  18. Geriatric Mayfly

    I spy a stranger in the House.

    Hotham has got her ankle biter in the Chamber. Looks a bit old for her to be flopping out a pap. But I guess it’s a statement of some sort without the added flourish.

  19. And what happens when the 70 Acres of Hard Wood Eucalypts burn as they surely will – Pollution of the Atmosphere?

    A lot of Cineole combustion.
    Flash point 49 °C

  20. Mitch M.

    Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals

    … In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled laboratory study, the researchers looked at the effects of marijuana in six high-risk young adults and six controls, ….

    Wow look at that statistical power. Another useless study.

    It is true. I’ve read too many studies on the subject and while many claim marijuana is a sufficient causal agent for psychosis study after study I read stated only in vulnerable individuals.

    …. “While larger studies are needed to confirm these findings, they may aid clinicians in their guidance to individuals at risk for psychosis about marijuana’s potential effects.”

    Research speak for “give me another grant”.

  21. Tony Abbott has been hailed as a hero after saving a house from ember attack while battling a bushfire burning near his Sydney northern beaches electorate of Warringah.

    Not a house, but a fence. But hey, good job dude, at least you’re not lighting spotfires in the Liberal backbenches like every other sitting day. At least it’s better than what happened last year.

    FORMER prime minister Tony Abbott has made a less than graceful arrival at the Castle Cove fire command centre where he’s helping fight an out-of-control blaze.

    Arriving with his Davidson RFS crew, Mr Abbott fell face-first out of the fire truck and on to the road.

    As he tried to get up, a fellow firefighter then opened the back door of the truck and hit him in the head.

  22. test pattern

    More out-takes from the Roth report on WA justice sector corruption and cruelto towards indigenous people in the Kimberleys 1905

    ‘Do you mean to tell me that every aboriginal prisoner who comes here say for a minor offence, for example, absconding under the Merchant Shipping Act, has to be chained?—Yes, according to the order mentioned. Even though the boy is fairly civilised, and perhaps educated, and working for Europeans for years? —Yes.

    You showed me one old man who was a cripple, and practically blind. Is this man here for cattle-killing?—Yes. I have his warrant, which states that he with others pleaded guilty that he did kill one cow, with intent to steal the carcase. He received six months imprisonment. Have you reported the fact that the man is a cripple and almost blind to your chief ? —I have.

    John Wilson, police constable, of Isdell River, was asked —Is it true more young women are brought in as witnesses than very old ones? The Witness— I think there is an equal portion of each. Do you allow your trackers or assisting stockmen to have improper intercourse with gins whose relatives or friends you have arrested? —They may have without my knowledge. Do you take any precautions at night with women when chained to trees? — No.
    So far as you know then this sexual intercourse may go on with these female aboriginal witnesses. —Yes.

    Do you bring in any witnesses for the defence? —No.
    Why not?—It is not the customary thing in the district. I have never seen it done.
    This is rather one-sided kind of justice for the black, is it not? —Yes.
    Would the same evidence which you bring forward for cattle killing by these blacks convict Europeans under the same circumstances? —I do not think so…
    Have any accused prisoners whom you have brought into court been found not guilty?—I do not remember any.’

    cont.

  23. Snoopy

    Hotham has got her ankle biter in the Chamber. Looks a bit old for her to be flopping out a pap. But I guess it’s a statement of some sort without the added flourish.

    So we can close the parliament’s creche? Good.

  24. H B Bear

    Looks like the scrolling finger is gonna get a real workout today.

  25. OldOzzie

    Howard slams PM over SSM

    Former prime minister John Howard has accused the Turnbull government of “washing its hands of any responsibility” to protect religious freedom if the Yes vote prevails in the same-sex marriage survey.

    Mr Howard turned up the heat on Malcolm Turnbull today, declaring it was urgent for the government to outline religious protections in a potential same-sex marriage bill and tell Australians what they were voting for in the November poll.

    “This issue must be addressed before the survey is completed; leaving it as something to be taken up only in the event of a Yes vote prevailing is the equivalent of saying that it does not matter,” Mr Howard said in a statement today.

    “If a Yes vote is recorded there will be overwhelming pressure to move on, legislate as quickly as possible, and then put the issue behind parliament. There will be scant opportunity for serious consideration of protections.

    “Very likely, those raising such matters will be met with a chorus of put-downs, and accused of attempting to frustrate the verdict of the people.”

    Mr Howard slammed suggestions the survey was only about the marriage of gay people, arguing freedom of religion and freedom of speech were at risk.

    “Thus far, the government’s response has been to wash its hands of any responsibility, merely stating that it will facilitate a private member’s bill,” Mr Howard said.

    “On the evidence to date, it would seem that the only protections in that bill will not go much beyond stipulations that no minister, priest, rabbi or imam will be compelled to perform a same sex marriage ceremony.

    “The Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, has already said Labor will examine the exemptions from certain provisions of anti-discrimination legislation now enjoyed by religious bodies. It is already Greens policy to remove them.

    “This is a complex area, due in part to our federal structure. There is a heavy involvement of state law. This complexity is a powerful reason why the issue must be addressed.”

    Mr Howard also criticised the Yes campaign for promising to continue to try and legalise gay marriage despite the outcome of the poll, saying the wishes of the people should be respected.

    “This contrast highlights just how important it is for the government to spell out, in advance of the vote, what steps it will take to protect parental rights, freedom of speech, and religious freedom in the event of same sex marriage becoming law,” he said.

    “The case for these protections is compelling, given the experience of other countries, such as the UK, US and Canada, in the wake of those countries changing their marriage laws.”

  26. Infidel Tiger

    John Howard was a horrible PM but we must all admit he governed for normal people and not the freaks.

    What a halcyon age that now seems.

  27. Snoopy

    Looks like the scrolling finger is gonna get a real workout today.

    scroll
    test pattern
    #24xxxx, posted on September 14 ………….
    scroll scroll scroll scroll

  28. Geriatric Mayfly

    So we can close the parliament’s creche? Good.

    And there would be no expense spared there. Open all hours and staffed by wimminses with a Cert. XII in child care. So I wondered at the time, why mini-Hotham is in the Chamber, under the benevolent eye of Mr Speaker.

  29. John Howard was a horrible PM

    Kevlar Johnny.

  30. harrys on the boat

    m0nty mocking a man who volunteers to fight fires, while the only thing m0nty has achieved recently is to lie about a fictitious gay friend at a dinner.

    Think about that. m0nty made up a story about a dinner at his place, a gay friend who doesn’t exist, to perpetuate a fake news story. Talk about mentally ill.

  31. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1256

    Not a house, but a fence.

    It might not happen on fantasy football websites, but in the real world fire can spread rapidly from one burning structure to anotger.

    You really are a typical leftist hater.

  32. Jo Smyth

    Does anybody really think this SSM vote is going to be fair and above board. We are going to tick yes or no on a piece of paper, stick in in an envelope and press the seal down on the envelope. Those self sealing envelopes can be easily opened, I know, I have done it. I have every confidence the totally unbiased post office Unions will let the post get through untampered with but……..

  33. A Lurker

    Does anybody really think this SSM vote is going to be fair and above board. We are going to tick yes or no on a piece of paper, stick in in an envelope and press the seal down on the envelope. Those self sealing envelopes can be easily opened, I know, I have done it. I have every confidence the totally unbiased post office Unions will let the post get through untampered with but……..

    Double envelope it so the contents can’t be identified.

  34. C.L.

    For a second, I thought Turnbull Geisha girl Niki Savva had decided to slam her beloved:

    Be careful what you outlaw

    Then … ah, right. No.

    Be careful what you outlaw
    NIKI SAVVA
    Seeing as we are discussing banning burkas, then we should also think about banning all women over 20 wearing thongs.

  35. Jo …
    Wondering how this hypothetical would go …
    Put a “No” promotional sticker on the outside and a teaspoon of harmless white powder on the inside.
    It would be interesting to see if the envelope made it to the ABS before it was opened.

  36. Atoms for Peace

    I’m waiting for the first transitioning female / male to bring bub into the house..
    I’m patient..

  37. Senile Old Guy

    … In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled laboratory study, the researchers looked at the effects of marijuana in six high-risk young adults and six controls, ….

    Wow look at that statistical power. Another useless study.

    If the patterns were statistically significant, and they were, then the statistical power, by definition is adequate.

  38. Sparkx

    Infidel Tiger
    #2497408, posted on September 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    John Howard was a horrible PM but we must all admit he governed for normal people and not the freaks.

    +eleventy eleven.

  39. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Governing for the freaks.

    Sums up the atmosphere.

  40. I see Trump had dinner with his old mates Nancy and Chuck, after which it appears likely that some form of the DREAM Act will get passed with mostly Democratic votes. No support for his wall, though. Great day for open borders, Fisky!

  41. Senile Old Guy

    Moreland City Council last night became the third suburban Melbourne local government to scrap its January 26 celebrations — but it voted to retain its citizenship ceremony on the date. “It would be like celebrating the Nazi Holocaust,” Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton said at the meeting.

    What a stupid, offensive person. Settling a country peacefully is exactly the same as trying to exterminate one group of people.

  42. thefrolickingmole

    GREATNESS ACHIEVED!!!

    Turnbull signs Coalition statement urging marriage equality yes vote
    Prime minister joins 23 other Coalition members calling on Australians to vote yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey

    The ALP/Greens greatest double agent has reversed course and is now accelerating towards the iceberg at full speed to “Give it a damn good thrashing”…

    Malcolm Turnbull has joined 23 Coalition parliamentarians urging Australians to vote yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey, and highlighting their support for equality, freedom and individual rights.

    The statement, released on Thursday, is signed by at least 24 Liberal and National MPs and senators including cabinet ministers Simon Birmingham, Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Kelly O’Dwyer, Darren Chester, Greg Hunt, Josh Frydenberg, Marise Payne, Scott Ryan, Nigel Scullion and Arthur Sinodinos.

    ..
    “We do so because we respect and believe in the equality of the loving relationships enjoyed by thousands of Australian same-sex couples,” it said. “We do so because we believe in individual rights and freedoms.

    The statement also says the parliamentarians have “an equal commitment to freedom of religion and the rights of churches, ministers of religion and religious institutions to act according to their faith and doctrines”.

    ..
    The current list of signatories is: Julia Banks, Simon Birmingham, George Brandis, Darren Chester, Chris Crewther, Warren Entsch, Trevor Evans, Jason Falinski, Paul Fletcher, Josh Frydenberg, Jane Hume, Greg Hunt, Kelly O’Dwyer, James Patterson, Marise Payne, Christopher Pyne, Scott Ryan, Nigel Scullion, Arthur Sinodinos, Dean Smith, Malcolm Turnbull, Tim Wilson, Jason Wood and Trent Zimmerman.

  43. Combine Dave

    Infidel Tiger
    #2497408, posted on September 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    John Howard was a horrible PM but we must all admit he governed for normal people and not the freaks.

    What a halcyon age that now seems.

    In hindsight one of the best.

    But given the quality of Australian voters this is not saying much!

  44. H B Bear

    Nothing like having your own government followed by a couple of narcissistic defectives, a Fabian union moll and a disappointing Catholic undermined by dripping wets to enhance your legacy as the Father of Middle Class Welfare is finding out.

  45. Senile Old Guy

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has again told the NT Chief Minister to “pull the trigger” on gas mining in an effort to persuade him to lift the current ban on fracking.

    He’s correct. Is this a portent of Potential Greatness (TM)?

  46. test pattern

    More out-takes from the Roth report 1905

    TREATMENT OF THE NATIVES. POLICE METHODS IN THE KIMBERLEY DISTRICT.

    ‘I presume you surround the camp with your guns-Yes.. We go to the camp in the darkness of night and wait for daylight. … Do you arrest every black you find in the camp?-Not on all occasions…you may really be arresting men who are not guilty? There is no other way of arresting them. These natives will not stand until we get the information from the gins unless we detain them..
    ..Are some of these women you detain the relatives and wives of those natives? – Yes. Do you warn them about giving evidence against their husbands? No…
    Have you any legal authority to arrest these women as unwilling witnesses? No.
    How do you detain them? With neckchains? -They are chained by the ankles… I fasten the gin to a tree with a handcuff and then fix the chain to one ankle with another handcuff…’
    …What is the largest number of neckchains you have taken? Chains to hold from about 25 to 30.
    Are you neckchains fitted with .. or split links? Handcuffs and split links.
    Where do you get these split links from? We get them for ourselves from Sandover and co in Perth.’

    Well give that cop a Sandover Medal!

    ‘In 1921 Sandover provided for the Western Australian Football league the medal for the fairest and best footballer during the regular season. The medal is awarded annually in the week before the grand final with a descendant of Sandover present for the presentation. Sandover was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Sandover

  47. Jo Smyth

    Leigh, interesting idea but, when they trace it back to me, the white powder idea could mean I end up with a 20 year stretch so I’ll give it a miss thanks.

  48. harrys on the boat

    Even Johnny’s ridiculous welfare spending, looks positively prudent compared to this present clusterfuck.

    Listening to a bit of talk radio recently, I’ve been surprised by how many of the plebs are genuinely disgusted at all levels of government. Whether this be too small a sample to make a difference, or – like I – will rant like a madman but do f-all other than mark an X for ignorant on the ballot paper, is anyones guess.

  49. test pattern

    More out-takes from the Roth report 1905

    TREATMENT OF THE NATIVES. POLICE METHODS IN THE KIMBERLEY DISTRICT.

    ‘I presume you surround the camp with your guns-Yes.. We go to the camp in the darkness of night and wait for daylight. … Do you arrest every black you find in the camp?-Not on all occasions…you may really be arresting men who are not guilty? There is no other way of arresting them. These natives will not stand until we get the information from the g..s unless we detain them..
    ..Are some of these women you detain the relatives and wives of those natives? – Yes. Do you warn them about giving evidence against their husbands? No…
    Have you any legal authority to arrest these women as unwilling witnesses? No.
    How do you detain them? With neckchains? -They are chained by the ankles… I fasten the g.. to a tree with a handcuff and then fix the chain to one ankle with another handcuff…’
    …What is the largest number of neckchains you have taken? Chains to hold from about 25 to 30.
    Are you neckchains fitted with .. or split links? Handcuffs and split links.
    Where do you get these split links from? We get them for ourselves from Sandover and co in Perth.’

    Well give that cop a Sandover Medal!

    ‘In 1921 Sandover provided for the Western Australian Football league the medal for the fairest and best footballer during the regular season. The medal is awarded annually in the week before the grand final with a descendant of Sandover present for the presentation. Sandover was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Sandover

  50. Senile Old Guy

    Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the Government has facilitated an attack on the budget and operations of the ABC.

    Good. Let’s have more of it.

  51. Snoopy

    m0nty mocking a man who volunteers to fight fires, while the only thing m0nty has achieved recently is to lie about a fictitious gay friend at a dinner.

    Think about that. m0nty made up a story about a dinner at his place, a gay friend who doesn’t exist, to perpetuate a fake news story. Talk about mentally ill.

    You are being unfair. Monty has a ‘heart condition’ ™ .

  52. The current list of signatories is: Julia Banks, Simon Birmingham, George Brandis, Darren Chester, Chris Crewther, Warren Entsch, Trevor Evans, Jason Falinski, Paul Fletcher, Josh Frydenberg, Jane Hume, Greg Hunt, Kelly O’Dwyer, James Patterson, Marise Payne, Christopher Pyne, Scott Ryan, Nigel Scullion, Arthur Sinodinos, Dean Smith, Malcolm Turnbull, Tim Wilson, Jason Wood and Trent Zimmerman.

    What an esteemed a steaming pile.

    Never vote Liberal again.

  53. thefrolickingmole

    I was right on Saffron.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/14/lionel-murphy-files-secret-papers-reveal-allegations-of-links-with-boss-abe-saffron
    Former high court judge Lionel Murphy was asked to address allegations that he had sought to get Kings Cross crime figure Abe Saffron to intimidate a witness and made inquiries about whether federal police were bribable, documents from the 1980s released on Thursday reveal.

    The “Class A papers” published after 31 years, reveal 14 allegations were put to Justice Murphy for his response back in 1986 by a parliamentary commission of inquiry. But many more were investigated by the commission. The documents reveal in total 33 allegations that were investigated by the commission of three judges.

  54. Mother Lode

    Can you imagine if your house was burning down and Bill Shorten rocked up?

    I imagine the scene in Gangs of New York when the fire brigade turns up.

  55. Top Ender

    Cloive calls Cloive in a parody of himself:

    Clive Palmer has called Clive Palmer as a witness in the Queensland Supreme Court, as he fights a liquidators’ bid to freeze $200m of his assets.

    Taxpayer-funded liquidators PPB Advisory argue there is a serious risk of Mr Palmer shifting his wealth offshore, frustrating attempts to repay creditors of his collapsed Queensland Nickel.

    The former federal MP, who dropped out of a law degree at university, is representing himself against special purpose liquidators PPB Advisory, and has just put himself in the witness box.

    “I am going to call myself,” Mr Palmer told the court.

    Today’s hearing is the first of two scheduled days before Justice John Bond.

    Mr Palmer is being cross-examined by barrister Shane Doyle QC, for the liquidators, about the events that led to Townsville company Queensland Nickel being placed into voluntary administration on January 18, 2016.

    There have already been tense words exchanged. Mr Palmer said he did not believe it was inevitable the company would be placed in administration.

    He appeared to contradict in sworn evidence what he had said in a sworn affidavit tendered to the court, about a debt demand from rail company Aurizon.

    Mr Doyle: “That is not true, Mr Palmer.”

    Mr Palmer: “Well, that’s my evidence.”

    Mr Palmer then tried to claim administrators were appointed when he was asleep, without his knowledge.

    Mr Doyle: “Are you seriously suggesting … administrators were appointed to (Queensland Nickel), because of insolvency, without your knowledge?”

    Mr Palmer: “The appointment of the administrators took place while I was asleep in bed.”

    Mr Doyle warned him about his evidence.

    Mr Palmer said his nephew Clive Mensink and his executive Daren Wolfe were in his house on the Gold Coast having discussions before Mr Palmer went to bed at 9pm.

    Mr Doyle: “Did you know administrators were going to be appointed?”

    Mr Palmer: “No.”

    He later said he knew there was a prospect of Queensland Nickel being placed in administration.

    A two-day hearing had been scheduled to take place in late August but this was pushed back after lawyers for the liquidators asked for more time to go through more than 3000 pages of freshly-filed material.

    The hearing continues.

    Oz link

  56. Infidel Tiger

    The current list of signatories is: Julia Banks, Simon Birmingham, George Brandis, Darren Chester, Chris Crewther, Warren Entsch, Trevor Evans, Jason Falinski, Paul Fletcher, Josh Frydenberg, Jane Hume, Greg Hunt, Kelly O’Dwyer, James Patterson, Marise Payne, Christopher Pyne, Scott Ryan, Nigel Scullion, Arthur Sinodinos, Dean Smith, Malcolm Turnbull, Tim Wilson, Jason Wood and Trent Zimmerman.

    Government for freaks, by freaks.

  57. “pull the trigger” on gas mining in an effort to persuade him to lift the current ban on fracking.

    It no longer matters.
    We have a history of state and territory governments banning gas exploration.
    A change of government may mean you can’t recover your investment.

    You would have to be crazy to put money into it.

  58. Dr Faustus

    The statement also says the parliamentarians have “an equal commitment to freedom of religion and the rights of churches, ministers of religion and religious institutions to act according to their faith and doctrines”.

    The rights of any individual caught in the cross hairs of grievance – not so much.
    One unacceptable comment and Brandis will be upon you…

  59. The current list of signatories is: Julia Banks, Simon Birmingham, George Brandis, Darren Chester, Chris Crewther, Warren Entsch, Trevor Evans, Jason Falinski, Paul Fletcher, Josh Frydenberg, Jane Hume, Greg Hunt, Kelly O’Dwyer, James Patterson, Marise Payne, Christopher Pyne, Scott Ryan, Nigel Scullion, Arthur Sinodinos, Dean Smith, Malcolm Turnbull, Tim Wilson, Jason Wood and Trent Zimmerman.

    I don’t think they will all fit in one tumbril.

  60. test pattern

    Zach Abuza from Radio Free Asia. Take it as an ‘unofficial’ US position.

    Opportunistic Al-Qaeda Weighs in on Rohingya Crisis

    Al-Qaeda’s general leadership issued a statement this week describing attacks against Rohingya in Myanmar as part of an ongoing global campaign against Muslims conducted “under the guise of fighting terrorism,” and vowed to come to their defense. The statement makes clear that al-Qaeda believes it has a religious and legal obligation under Sharia to come to the defense of the Rohingya, who have been humiliated and victimized by savage treatment.

    “Helping the Muslims of Arakan is a Sharia obligation and a legal necessity,” al-Qaeda wrote. The statement criticizes the hypocrisy of the West, which has not come to the defense of the Rohingya and sat by as the slaughter of Muslim innocents continues.

    In particular, the statement calls on Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines to “set out for Burma, to help their Muslim brothers, and to make the necessary preparations – training and the like – to resist oppression against their Muslim brothers, and to secure their rights, which will only be returned to them by the use of force.” Al-Qaeda calls on Myanmar to be punished for its crimes.’

    http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/rohingya-alqaeda-09132017175749.html

  61. Snoopy

    I don’t think they will all fit in one tumbril.

    Two will be required. Brandis and Marise Payne can squeeze into one and the rest into the other.

  62. test pattern

    ‘fracking’

    Fraccing is the preferred industry term. Using the language and discourse of your opponents is always a mistake and has been a contributing factor in the successful stigmatisation of Fraccing.

  63. Two will be required. Brandis and Marise Payne can squeeze into one and the rest into the other.

    Good idea. It also minimizes the risk of cannibalism.

  64. jupes

    Former prime minister John Howard has accused the Turnbull government of “washing its hands of any responsibility” to protect religious freedom if the Yes vote prevails in the same-sex marriage survey.

    Howard was the one who persuaded Turnbull to stay on after Abbott replaced him as leader.

    Reap what you sow fuckhead.

  65. Tintarella di Luna

    I don’t think they will all fit in one tumbril.

    One each will be needed for the chrome-domed blubbering oaf and the invisible unmissable Minister for Defence and one for Malcolm’s ego, the others can squeeze in five-a-piece.

  66. Tintarella di Luna

    Howard was the one who persuaded Turnbull to stay on after Abbott replaced him as leader.

    I will never forgive him for that. I used to admire Howard but not since he convinced the Termite to stay and how he shrugged as no biggie when he knifed Abbott.

  67. John64

    QT – what’s with the idiotic yellow stickers on the lapels?

  68. Geriatric Mayfly

    Butler’s cattle tag has fallen off his ear onto his lapel. His provenance may be lost if it becomes mislaid.

  69. Geriatric Mayfly

    God! Half the herd is tagged. Hope it’s and outbreak of foot and mouth. They will all have to be put down poor sods.

  70. A Lurker

    The current list of signatories is: Julia Banks, Simon Birmingham, George Brandis, Darren Chester, Chris Crewther, Warren Entsch, Trevor Evans, Jason Falinski, Paul Fletcher, Josh Frydenberg, Jane Hume, Greg Hunt, Kelly O’Dwyer, James Patterson, Marise Payne, Christopher Pyne, Scott Ryan, Nigel Scullion, Arthur Sinodinos, Dean Smith, Malcolm Turnbull, Tim Wilson, Jason Wood and Trent Zimmerman.

    Everyone else in the Libs/Nats should tender their resignation from the Turnbull Coalition Team, and drop a note to Cory telling him that they will be joining Australian Conservatives.

  71. Tintarella di Luna

    “an equal commitment to freedom of religion and the rights of churches, ministers of religion and religious institutions to act according to their faith and doctrines”.

    These loathsome toads don’t mention a commitment to the religious rights of the smallest minority of all – the individual

  72. QT – what’s with the idiotic yellow stickers on the lapels?

    Smiley faces for RUOK Day.

  73. Tintarella di Luna

    Everyone else in the Libs/Nats should tender their resignation from the Turnbull Coalition Team, and drop a note to Cory telling him that they will be joining Australian Conservatives.

    A Lurker tonight I will go to sleep with that on my dream list.

  74. Nelson Kidd-Players

    RUOK day becomes meaningless if it ends up looking like an interaction between Chip and Dale.

  75. Dr Faustus:

    Everybody in the industry knows this policy direction is pure bullshit – and so do all the various government agencies such as AEMO/AEC, Geoscience Australia and all the State Mines Department.

    What we have is a criminal government that has destroyed the Australian economy through blatant corruption. The problem is that now the economy is faltering like a dying duck from the parasite overload, all the parasites will just feed harder to make sure they get the last bits before the carcass rots.
    There is no coming back from this except via the pitchfork, tumbril, and mass Civil Disobedience.

  76. Fergus

    Does the “comedian” who wanted to cut off Trump’s head get jailed too http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41262249

    And seeing as Australia follows the US, will that gay fellow be jailed for threatening some hetros with rape”? And it was rape rape, because he was ready and willing to charge at Hastie, regardless of what excuses he came up with after.

  77. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Howard was the one who persuaded Turnbull to stay on after Abbott replaced him as leader.

    Took away guns and personal responsibility.
    Brought in the RET and created the energy crisis.
    Entrenched welfare.
    Created a GST that rewards economic vandals.
    Gifted us Malbull.

    All in all he is one of the worst people in Australian history and still our best PM since Menzies.

  78. hzhousewife

    There is no coming back from this except via the pitchfork, tumbril, and mass Civil Disobedience.

    Hence, I refuse to ask anyone if they are OK today.

  79. jupes

    Here is the ABC has a report on the SAS hand chopping incident.

    Here’s a brief description of the incident : Australian soldiers in Afghanistan use biometric data (fingerprints) to identify Taliban targets. Usually a fingerprint machine is carried on target but not in this case. The SAS launched a mission targeting a specific Taliban leader. They killed a couple of Taliban and one of the SAS soldiers cut one hand off each of the dead bodies to take back to base for identification. That way they would know if the mission was successful or not.

    The digger’s reasons made military sense in that the results of the biometric information added to the intelligence picture. However check out what his bed-wetting, virtue-signalling superiors reckon:

    However, it said regardless of what information Australian troops had been given, the soldier who cut off the hands had “exercised poor judgment, in that he failed to adequately appreciate the possible strategic consequences of those actions, in particular the potential responses from local nationals, [the Afghan Government], the Australian public and the media.”

    Who gives a fuck what the local nationals think? If they were unhappy that hands were cut off the corpses, they were probably more upset that they became corpses in the first place. Just saying. The Afghan government can get fucked as well. Ungrateful swine.

    As for the Australian public, I would be willing to bet that the majority of them couldn’t care less. The media on the other hand are always too willing to make a big deal out of nothing and / or help the enemies war effort.

    More from the link:

    The Defence investigation found that even after SAS members were explicitly told not to sever any more hands, they were still asking if it was permissible in some circumstances.

    “The above position could be attributed to a common desire by the members to support [the SAS trooper who severed the hands], following his employment of the technique,” the report said.

    “That type of support is not surprising considering the nature of the unit and its operations. However, the views expressed appeared to go beyond mere support for [him] and demonstrated a drift in values, or at least a degree of desensitisation.”

    The inquiry officer said in conclusion he could not identify what had caused any “value shift” in the SAS members, but noted they regularly saw dead and dismembered bodies, and themselves regularly killed and injured people.

    What a crock of shit. “Value shift” my arse. The SAS soldiers were sent there to fight a war. The actions of the digger had the aim of trying to win that war. The only “value shift” that’s occurred is by the military hierarchy and politicians, who no longer know how to actually win a war or indeed, don’t even appear to want to.

    The only thing these hopeless clowns want to win is what they consider the moral high ground.

  80. srr

    Skip through to about the last hour of The Official Hagmann Report, for-

    CHARL VAN WYK
    Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self Defence

    [amazon review]
    Charl Van Wyk was just an ordinary Christian man until July 25, 1993 – the day that would become known as the St. James Massacre.

    It was on this date that Van Wyk shot back at the terrorists who were attacking an innocent congregation gathered in prayer, and saved many lives in the process.

    More than just a remarkable story of courage under fire, Shooting Back deals forthrightly with the consequences of his actions, while addressing the concerns that plague so many God-fearing people in these lawless times, such as:
    Should we carry arms?
    When is it appropriate to defend ourselves and our families?
    What can we do when our God-given right to self-defense is legislated away from us?

    In Shooting Back, Van Wyk tackles these difficult questions using the light of Scripture and insights from his own experience to make the case for self-defense.

    [of course The Alphabet Google YouTube Global Stasi & Dictators are not making sharing this easy 🙄 ]

  81. alexnoaholdmate

    The Cowboys think Taumalolo is so good that they signed him to a ten year contract.

    Ten. Years.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tony Abbott has been hailed as a hero after saving a house from ember attack while battling a bushfire burning near his Sydney northern beaches electorate of Warringah.

    Not a house, but a fence. But hey, good job dude, at least you’re not lighting spotfires in the Liberal backbenches like every other sitting day. At least it’s better than what happened last year.

    Ever turned out to a bushfire yourself , monty, or is it easier sitting behind your keyboard sneering at those who do?

  83. Sparkx

    And for those cats who are interested our wonderful solar panels and avian exterminators are currently providing a little over 2% of our overall demand.

  84. Arriving with his Davidson RFS crew, Mr Abbott fell face-first out of the fire truck and on to the road.

    As he tried to get up, a fellow firefighter then opened the back door of the truck and hit him in the head.

    In typical Aussie fashion, Tony will be continuously reminded of that…….by other volunteer fire fighters who also risk their lives to help the M0ntys of the world. Probably over a cleansing ale or two after the hard work is done. With genuine respect and laughter in their hearts. Men sharing a release after sharing tough jobs. A levelling of elite structures, with a former PM doing just as important work as the other plumbers, lawyers, electricians and music teachers in his brigade.

    Yes M0nty, it is funny and good people laugh WITH Tony while they simultaneously hold him in high esteem.

    It is sad that you don’t understand that.

  85. alexnoaholdmate

    Brave person shows up to fight bushfire in his electorate, helping to save a house in the process.

    The praise – including from the grateful owner of said house – is universal.

    Monty – “lol, what a wanker.”

    The modern Left, ladies and gentlemen – evem acts of selflessness are to be mocked whem made by your political opponents.

  86. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Monty’s only contribution to society will be donating his body to science.

  87. alexnoaholdmate

    Monty’s only contribution to society will be donating his body to science

    How much more can we learn at this point by dissecting another toad?

  88. Snoopy

    Smiley faces for RUOK Day.

    Good to see Dutton has no time for that shit.

  89. Snoopy

    How much more can we learn at this point by dissecting another toad?

    LOL

  90. alexnoaholdmate

    [of course The Alphabet Google YouTube Global Stasi & Dictators are not making sharing this easy

    Imagine coming to the Cat for the first time, having being told it’s a place of intelligent discussion, and reading that sentence.

  91. a place of intelligent discussion

    NO.
    It is a place to mock our political fools and intelligentsia.
    and
    A quiet place of rambling incoherence.

  92. Atoms for Peace

    Get hands, satchel charge the rest.

  93. Mother Lode

    However, it said regardless of what information Australian troops had been given, the soldier who cut off the hands had “exercised poor judgment, in that he failed to adequately appreciate the possible strategic consequences of those actions, in particular the potential responses from local nationals, [the Afghan Government], the Australian public and the media.”

    Well thank God we have shinybums in Canberra second guessing the poor naifs on the ground in Afghanistan.

    Naturally, the Federal Police would have a pretty good grip on how the locals think and how such things would be interpreted. They realise that Afghans would be aghast at our notion of mutilating bodies (cutting off one hand).

    The stupid oafish soldiers just live near the communities in question and have, over the years, learned to weigh their actions because they are the ones who would have to deal with the consequences.

  94. jupes

    And for those cats who are interested our wonderful solar panels and avian exterminators are currently providing a little over 2% of our overall demand.

    Can you share that link please Sparkx

  95. srr

    NO RULES
    Stefan Molyneux
    Sep 13, 2017
    The societal erosion of rules and consequences has led to trends which will ultimately cause a collapse of civilization. Stefan Molyneux breaks down the dangerous consequences of a responsibility free world where people are not held accountable for their bad decisions.

  96. Boambee John

    Dissected a cane toad in a zoology practical session.

    Aftet three hours of amateur dissection, the heart was still beating. Tough buggers.

    I doubt that m0nty could match that!

  97. Sparkx

    Jupes I got the raw data from the AEMO dash board and did the maths.

  98. jupes

    They realise that Afghans would be aghast at our notion of mutilating bodies (cutting off one hand).

    Well they would be aghast that the hand was cut off a dead body.

    They prefer to cut hands off live ones.

  99. Boambee John

    Atoms for Peace
    #2497488, posted on September 14, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    Get hands, satchel charge the rest.

    Satchel charge first, collect hands later.

  100. So, the Breitbartians seem like they’re having a fun day…

    ‘AMNESTY DON’ – REPORT: DEMS DECLARE VICTORY AS TRUMP CAVES ON DACA… WHITE HOUSE PUSHES BACK — SOFTLY

    STEVE KING: IF REPORTS CORRECT ‘TRUMP BASE IS BLOWN UP, DESTROYED, IRREPARABLE’…

    DACA AMNESTY DEAL EXPLODES TWITTER…

    TRUMP, DEMS AGREE ON DACA…

    NO WALL FOR TRUMP…

    KRIKORIAN: WH STAFF FAILED TO DRAFT POST-DACA STRATEGY

    KASSAM: SWAMP JUST SUCKED TRUMP INTO EUROPEAN-STYLE ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH

  101. Mother Lode

    It is sad that you don’t understand that.

    He doesn’t understand it, but it resonates at a certain level.

    But at that level it sublimates into an endless craving for donuts.

    Ah – to be one of the people laughing, and not the one laughed at…

  102. Boambee John

    Good to see m0nty is now a strong Trumpian.

    Still better than Killary!

  103. Baldrick

    The shorter m0nty:
    “Volunteering to fight fires is stupid. Better to put a RUOK sticker on your lapel.”

  104. John64

    And for those cats who are interested our wonderful solar panels and avian exterminators are currently providing a little over 2% of our overall demand.

    Actually that’s pretty good. It’s usually less than 1%.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They prefer to cut hands off live ones.

    I thought their penchant was for cutting heads off live bodies?

  106. Sparkx

    Mick Trumble 14/09/15

    We need to respect the intelligence of the Australian people.

    Now if we continue with Mr Abbott as Prime Minister, it is clear enough what will happen. He will cease to be Prime Minister and he’ll be succeeded by Mr Shorten.

  107. Philippa Martyr

    It is true. I’ve read too many studies on the subject and while many claim marijuana is a sufficient causal agent for psychosis study after study I read stated only in vulnerable individuals.

    I normally don’t bite, but I will this time. You’re right – it’s more likely to cause psychosis in vulnerable individuals.

    By vulnerable, they usually mean genetically. Trouble is, we don’t know what genes or combinations of genes makes any one individual more vulnerable to psychosis than another. Epigensis is a very slippery field.

    So yes, by all means smoke the dope – and the super-potent strains of it we have now, too, which makes it all the more excitingly unpredictable – and enjoy it.

    You will find out in an average of 8 years from your first use whether you were one of those vulnerable individuals, or not.

    There has never been a more exciting time to develop psychosis.

  108. Trump is giving in to reality: the right is unfit to govern because they can’t help acting like spoiled three-year-olds, and the left are the adults in the room who know how to get things done.

    It’s an interesting counterfactual, actually. I think if Hillary had scraped in, the Republicans would have been quite happy to continue being the Party of No just like the six previous years under Obama, meaning she would have been reduced to EOs like Obama was for the most part. Trump might actually achieve more for leftist causes than Hillary would have.

  109. srr

    🙄

    alexnoaholdmate
    #2497486, posted on September 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    [of course The Alphabet Google YouTube Global Stasi & Dictators are not making sharing this easy

    Imagine coming to the Cat for the first time, having being told it’s a place of intelligent discussion, and reading that sentence.

    So, you choose to join the thought police of the internet by attacking the poster of an interview on the continuing hell state of South Africa, and completely ignoring that serious subject that you instead chose to mock by only quoting the one line mocking those making it difficult to share the news of the continuing hell of South Africa.

    Fark you are so bloody transparent … you and your mates

    Anyway, it’s all good … my end 😉 … yours, not so much ………………………………………

  110. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Monty’s only contribution to society will be donating his body to science.

    Which just might contribute to a cure for leftism. It’s never too late for redemption.

  111. jupes

    Thanks for that Sparkx.

    Unfortunately maths is not my strong suit so I can’t work out how you know the percentage of intermittents from that graph.

    I was hoping for something that broke it down into types of generation. Someone had posted it on the Cat a while ago but I didn’t save the link.

  112. srr

    A Message from Dr. Sebastian Gorka on ‘Exposing the Deep State’
    Judicial Watch
    Sep 13, 2017
    Be sure to tune in on our YouTube channel as well as our Facebook page for the expert panel on ‘Exposing the Deep State!’

    #ExposingTheDeepState

  113. alexnoaholdmate

    … and the left are the adults in the room who know how to get things done.

    I have no fucking idea what Monty was actually talking about in this post, because I never got past this sentence.

  114. Boambee John

    Back on my post about sex and gender, make it a criminal offence to use the facilities (public toilets, change rooms, etc) not appropriate to your physiological sex, regardless of your currently chosen gender. Give appropriate users the right to challenge doubtful users, with no right for those challenged to sue if found not to be physiologically appropruate.

    Use their own psychological failings against them.

  115. Sparkx

    m0nty
    #2497507, posted on September 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    Trump is giving in to reality: the right is unfit to govern because they can’t help acting like spoiled three-year-olds, and the left are the adults in the room who know how to get things done.

    OK, which one of you hid mOnty’s meds?

  116. alexnoaholdmate

    Fark you are so bloody transparent … you and your mates

    Come on guys, the Satanist pizza dinner is called off. Srr has twigged to us.

  117. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    So Trump has gone from a fascist nazi to a Democrat hero in a few days.

  118. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1509

    the left are the adults in the room who know how to get things done.

    That they did so well here during the R-G-R era proves this. I was particularly impressed by the effective way they handled the boat people!

  119. Sparkx

    Jupes, open “NEM Dispatch Overview”. You will see the demand for each state and what they are producing from coal/gas and from wind/solar. Add up the demand. Add up the solar /wind production and bingo.

  120. Snoopy

    Could the popularity of rainwater tanks in Brisbane provide the right conditions for the dengue mosquito to return to the city?

    The dengue mosquito — Aedes aegypti — has not been detected there for 60 years.

    Scientists have used historical data of dengue outbreaks in Brisbane and the mosquito regulations at those times to determine whether there is a link between rainwater tanks and case numbers of dengue fever.

    Nope. No one could have foreseen this. And no, not simply popular. Thanks to the ALP the bloody things were compulsory on new builds.

  121. candy

    The modern Left, ladies and gentlemen – even acts of selflessness are to be mocked when made by your political opponents.

    Monty wishes it was Bill Shorten or Tania Plibersek, so he could be proud of the modern ALP.

    They could, but I’m not sure either have the stamina, both carrying weight and unfit. Both more the talkers, not the do-ers.

  122. Fergus

    Afghans are very good at cutting off the genitals. While the victim is alive enough to appreciate their gender reassignment surgery.

  123. Snoopy

    So Trump has gone from a fascist nazi to a Democrat hero in a few days.

    Let’s face it, there’s not exactly a gulf between the two.

  124. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Trump is giving in to reality: the right is unfit to govern because they can’t help acting like spoiled three-year-olds, and the left are the adults in the room who know how to get things done.

    This is what tertiary leftism looks like. Total mental derangement and compulsive lying.

    Just like his like afflicted heroes, those paragons of logic and accountability, Pelosi and Waters.

  125. notafan

    I’m not overly concerned about postal tampering at major Mail sorting centre.

    If you think that Dandenong South is where gaia loving marriage equality sjws hang out in their steel capped boots think again.

    They don’t.

  126. jupes

    http://reneweconomy.com.au/nem-watch/

    Thanks ir.

    That graph shows about 17.5% currently being generated by intermittents. However I too have doubts about the accuracy. As you read down the page there are a few caveats about how they gather the information.

    And we all know the warmists propensity to adjust data.

  127. Fisky, get in here and give us your hot take on how Trump is making open borders great again.

  128. Combine Dave

    Burma certainly is experiencing a big backlash toward violent Islamists.

    The moral of the story; when a guest in another’s country don’t advocate for Sharia

    For further evidence see China.

  129. Combine Dave

    Trump is giving in to reality: the right is unfit to govern because they can’t help acting like spoiled three-year-olds, and the left are the adults in the room who know how to get things done.

    Opposites day?

  130. test pattern

    ‘the soldier who cut off the hands’

    No different to shooting rabbits at Clackline and cutting off their paws to make keyrings. Everyone used to do it.

  131. Indolent

    Brought in the RET and created the energy crisis

    Actually, to be fair, Howard resisted the push for quite a while, at time when the thrust was full throttle world wide. No prizes for guessing who persuaded him to proceed with it. None other than his Energy Minister, now Prime Minister, Mercury Mal.

  132. Nancy and Chuck just delivered Trump’s only significant win in Congress in his entire presidency so far. No wonder he’s sucking up to them now. The yahoos at Breitbart are going off their trees.

  133. srr

    Pewdiepie says [email protected]@ER and everyone loses their minds
    Angry Foreigner

    Sep 13, 2017
    Pewdiepie said the n word during a livestream, other youtubers and media caused an uproar, and Felix apologized. Wrong move. Never apologize to social justice warriors. They are bullies and operate wherever they can feed off weakness. I made a video about how one guy apologizing ended up costing him 8.7 million dollars. Don’t be that type of guy: https://youtu.be/8N_yQOxcvgw

    If you want to judge someone fairly you have to look at context, mentality and intention. Racism is a serious thing and that’s why I take it seriously enough to differentiate actual racism from edginess.

    Pewdiepie didn’t say ”[email protected]#r” during a political debate on black-on-black violence. He said it while playing a videogame, to someone who probably isn’t even black. You can’t just stare yourself blind at the word being used. You have to look at the situation itself. I wouldn’t be defending the use of the word [email protected]#r if it happened, for example, during a political debate. Because that is a different context.

    When it comes to ugly words, either ALL of them are okay or NONE of them are okay. If we start banning one, it’s gonna lead to two, and eventually you’re not gonna be allowed to express anything negative about anyone.

  134. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Howard was the one who persuaded Turnbull to stay on after Abbott replaced him as leader.

    It’s worse than that. He greenlighted the challenge to Abbott.

    The Chief Library Monitor owns a lot of the woeful policy that took this country from top 4 economic freedom and cheap reliable energy, to the deep state basket case it has become in just ten years.

    What a traitorous self serving megalomaniacal fucknuckle little Johnny is.

  135. notafan

    Was wondering why those YouTube monologues are often so incredibly long.

    Is it because the longer they are the more money the originator makes?

    I occasionally watch Condell and Whittle because they get it said in under ten minutes but some of these others drone on for an hour or more.

    How many pearls of wisdom can they have?

  136. cohenite

    Not a house, but a fence. But hey, good job dude, at least you’re not lighting spotfires in the Liberal backbenches like every other sitting day. At least it’s better than what happened last year.

    FORMER prime minister Tony Abbott has made a less than graceful arrival at the Castle Cove fire command centre where he’s helping fight an out-of-control blaze.

    Arriving with his Davidson RFS crew, Mr Abbott fell face-first out of the fire truck and on to the road.

    As he tried to get up, a fellow firefighter then opened the back door of the truck and hit him in the head.

    You fucking idiot, Abbott was re-enacting a 3 stooges skit to relax his fellow fire-fighters. Lefties wouldn’t understand as they have no sense of humour, none at all.

  137. Baldrick

    Was wondering why those YouTube monologues are often so incredibly long.

    If they can’t say what they want to say in under 5 minutes, they’ve lost me.
    I’m too busy.

  138. cohenite

    jupes

    #2497528, posted on September 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    http://reneweconomy.com.au/nem-watch/

    Thanks ir.

    That graph shows about 17.5% currently being generated by intermittents. However I too have doubts about the accuracy. As you read down the page there are a few caveats about how they gather the information.

    And we all know the warmists propensity to adjust data.

    They do indeed. Try here:

    http://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#nem-dispatch-overview

    A good day for wind. Between SA and Vic there is over 3400MW of installed wind and currently it is producing, after considerable smoothing by the grid, 1272MW or 37% capacity factor.

  139. notafan

    And in more boring inconsequential Australian political news ACL are having a marriage event on the 23rd of September at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

    I’m not going because prior engagement.

    What’s the bet Love is Love is out there in force going all antifa on those ‘mendacious deceivers’.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not a house, but a fence. But hey, good job dude, at least you’re not lighting spotfires in the Liberal backbenches like every other sitting day. At least it’s better than what happened last year.

    I say again, monty, have you ever turned out to a bushfire, or just sat behind your keyboard sneering at those who do?

  141. jupes

    Jupes, open “NEM Dispatch Overview”. You will see the demand for each state and what they are producing from coal/gas and from wind/solar. Add up the demand. Add up the solar /wind production and bingo.

    Okay, I’ve done that. However I have come up with a figure of just under 10% generated by intermittents. From ir’s link WA (not shown in your link) has about 13% generated by intermittents. So that would be about 10% intermittent generation.

    Note ir’s link shows 17.5% generated by intermittents. So someone is lying.

    FMD you can’t trust the pricks to tell the truth about anything to do with climate change or energy.

  142. Zulu, I’m always going to retain my right to take the piss out of politicians. I believe that was one of Jesus’ teachings, what a wise man he was.

  143. jupes

    They do indeed. Try here:

    Thanks cohenite.

  144. test pattern

    Boycott the Sandover Medal!

    Krupp and Sandover. Some genocide trivia for fooball fans and history buffs. In 1905 law enforcers in the Kimberleys purchased their neckchains from a wellknown Perth business –

    ‘Are your neck-chains fitted with ..or split-links?-Handcuffs and splitlinks.
    Where do you get these splitlinks from?-We get them for ourselves from Sandover and Co. in Perth.’

    ‘In 1921 Sandover provided for the Western Australian Football league the medal for the fairest and best footballer during the regular season. The medal is awarded annually in the week before the grand final with a descendant of Sandover present for the presentation. Sandover was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Sandover

  145. test pattern

    On September 18 boycott the Sandover Medal!

  146. notafan

    Oh dear Monty thought he was being funny.

    I guess Tony Abbott jokes are considered fresh and cutting edge on the priggish progressive humour circuit.

    Red speedos, wink, onion, fall down fireman never goes out of funny fashion.

  147. test pattern

    Bloody hell the cyber Pinochets here are busy disappearing anything that connects frontier neckchains with a wellknown family that presents a WA football medal on 18 September. At least kids can still write about it in their ATAR essays.

  148. Red speedos, wink, onion, fall down fireman never goes out of funny fashion.

    As long as he keeps dominating the media, we’ll continue to make fun of him. He is a figure of mirth these days, his career walked into an open sewer and died a long time ago but the conga line of suckholes keep crowdsurfing him to ignominy.

  149. Tel

    Asking someone “Are you OK?” is so anti-diversity, isn’t it?

    I mean, the clear implication is “I’m better than you, and there’s something not OK about you, so I’m going to put your very existence to the question here.”

    Only intolerant people would ask this kind of question.

  150. OneWorldGovernment

    test pattern
    #2497532, posted on September 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    ‘the soldier who cut off the hands’

    No different to shooting rabbits at Clackline and cutting off their paws to make keyrings. Everyone used to do it.

    Hey splatter pattern

    What have you EVER contributed to humanity?

  151. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    Pickering has a cracker of a cartoon on his site.

    Sorry, can’t link.

    He’ll probably be 18C’d – the steroid version

  152. srr

    Please, fuck up, you nasty, snarky, snake, and stop lying about the work of people others gladly pay to support, because unlike you, they have lots to say that’s worth hearing.

    btw, who’s brilliant idea was it to purge the cats of socks and their draws just to make more room for vipers and their dens?

    The same geniuses who handed Govt over to Nikki Savva, the ABC and Uni Circle Jerkers … oh but carry on enjoying your coups … best you don’t expect it ….

  153. thefrolickingmole

    The Poms are begging for the caliphate..

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/14/british-pubs-under-threat-eye-watering-business-rates-camra

    The total is now down to fewer than 47,000, the guide says, with 21 typically closing every week.

    Some business rate increases, due to be phased in over a five-year period, are described by the guide as “eye-watering”. The Baum in Rochdale, Camra’s national pub of the year in 2012, will see its rateable value increased by a massive 377%, for example, while the Sandford Park Alehouse in Cheltenham, its pub of the year in 2015, faces a hike of 181%.

    Legislated into prohibition?

  154. Tom

    The shorter m0nty:
    “Volunteering to fight fires is stupid. Better to put a RUOK sticker on your lapel.”

    All leftist are cowards. Every. Last. One.

    It’s what defines them: cowardice, moral depravity and theft.

  155. test pattern

    ‘on the priggish progressive humour circuit.’

    Oh. U mean Norforce?

    ‘No way he was sneaking past Norforce, we had him doing the Army fitness test but he never made the cut’ ‘#KimSqn

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213112122492977&set=p.10213112122492977&type=3

  156. thefrolickingmole

    Bloody hell the cyber Pinochets here

    I see testesplatter is attempting to sweet talk us with flattery now.

    Alt-Pinochet is the correct term you heat affected scabies collection.

  157. Snoopy

    And in more boring inconsequential Australian political news ACL are having a marriage event on the 23rd of September at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

    What are the odds of the Convention Centre cancelling the event due to ‘public safety concerns’?

  158. thefrolickingmole

    Wran, Saffron, Murphy….
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/14/lionel-murphy-papers-the-allegations-the-inquiry-wanted-answering

    The allegations
    That in December 1979 Murphy, then a high court judge, spoke to Donald Thomas who was a detective chief inspector of the commonwealth police in charge of the criminal investigation branch regarding a conspiracy prosecution relating to social security. Murphy extended an invitation to Thomas to meet Don Grimes, a Labor senator, who had strongly criticised the conduct of the case in parliament. He also then spoke to Thomas about the impeding formation of the Australian federal police and said “we need someone inside to tell us what is going on,” conveying to Thomas that the judge sought covert information from him. He also suggested that the judge would arrange for Thomas to get rank of assistant commissioner.

    That in April 1980 and July 1981 Murphy had agreed with his close friend solicitor Morgan Ryan and others to make inquiries with a view to determining whether two AFP officers could be bribed or otherwise influenced. In a conversation between the judge and Ryan, Ryan asked: “Have you been able to find out about those two fellows who are doing the investigation?” Murphy replied in substance that the answer was: “Definitely no, they were both straight.”

    That in November 1975 Danny Sankey had taken a private prosecution against Murphy and others for conspiracy. The judge is alleged to have agreed with Ryan and Abe Saffron that Saffron would arrange an approach to Sankey in order to persuade him to drop the prosecutions. It was alleged that Murphy knew, because Saffron was a well-known crime figure, that this would amount to an attempt to intimidate the witness.

    That Murphy had given evidence during his trial in 1985 which had the effect of suggesting to the jury that chief magistrate Clarrie Briese had invented allegations about him. But the judge, through his counsel, had previously expressly disavowed that he would put an allegation of fabrication. This deprived Briese of the right of rebuttal or the ability to support his credibility, and was a serious breach of legal ethics.

    That Murphy had given Clarrie Briese’s diaries to Pamela Whitty so they could be photocopied when he knew the judge in the case had ordered that they should be made available only to the legal advisers in the case. This allegation was not put to Murphy due to the wind up of the commission.

    That in June 1985 during his trial before Justice Cantor, Murphy had given false testimony over his dealings with Justice Jim McClelland. Murphy told the court he had only approached McClelland after McClelland had spoken to Chief Judge Staunton, whereas the commission alleged he had approached McClelland earlier, for the purpose of getting McClelland to make an approach to the chief judge on behalf of Morgan Ryan.

    That Murphy, while a judge, had approached then New South Wales premier Neville Wran to put Wadim Jegarow on the Ethnic Affairs commission.

    That in March 1979 Murphy had urged or encouraged Ryan to cause harm to Sankey’s counsel, David Rofe.

    That in March 1980 Murphy assisted Ryan in obtaining a meeting with Milton Morris, then a member of the NSW parliament. The purpose of the meeting was to threaten Morris with exposure over his involvement in an alleged tax-evasion scheme, so that Morris would intercede with the then opposition leader and get him to back off attacks on Ryan in Parliament over a his role in the Cessna-Milner drug case.

    That Murphy in April 1980 had discussed with Ryan’s wife, Dorothy, a strategy to get a government member in the NSW parliament to vouch for Ryan and say that an inquiry had had Ryan “come up smelling like roses”. In fact no inquiry had been conducted, and the judge knew that Ryan had not been exonerated in relation to the immigration conspiracy. The commission alleged this amounted to misbehaviour because it involved making false statements.

    That in January 1980 Murphy had tried to influence the award of a NSW government contract to remodel Central railway station, so it would go to interests associated with Abe Saffron. The commission said at the time Murphy knew Saffron was a person of ill-repute but had tried to assist him regardless.

    That Murphy had agreed with Ryan he would make representations to then Wran, on behalf of a company associated with Abe Saffron in order to obtain a lease over Luna Park.

    That Murphy had tried in April 1982 to get the chief judge of the district court to schedule an early trial for Morgan Ryan over the immigration charges.

    That Murphy had in January 1982 had conversations with chief magistrate Clarrie Briese about the so called “Greek conspiracy case” which was being heard at the time. He described it as one of the greatest scandals in legal history and said it was “oppressive that 180 people could be charged with a single conspiracy.” He went on to say the magistrate hearing it would be a hero in the community if he dismissed it.

    That Murphy deliberately understated and gave false evidence about the frequency of his contacts and the nature of his relationship with Ryan during his 1985 trial.

  159. notafan

    Oh well monty your position on why is as lame as your humour but your animus is nowhere near the calibre and quantity of the King of Spittle Flecked Rancour’s and the mostly, tedious, pompous, long-winded lot he toadies for.

  160. cohenite

    A good man, murphy, a good labour man.

  161. Baldrick

    All leftist are cowards. Every. Last. One.
    It’s what defines them: cowardice, moral depravity and theft.

    Four posts later … Wran, Saffron, Murphy (and the Labor Party) ….

  162. notafan

    And I point out that we Australians are in the middle of a plebiscite debate that threatens some very basic rights like, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech but the open forum is being bombarded with nonsense about some loser called something stupid like cutiepiepie and the controversial use of the word nagger and other irrelevant crap.

  163. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    The ranga’s old root gets a mention………extract from the Oz

    “Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend, former union boss Bruce Wilson, has been sensationally linked to the 1975 gangland-style murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn.

    A witness, Philip Hooper, today described to the West Australian Coroner’s Court how he and his girlfriend were parked near the murder scene in South Perth on the night and had heard four gunshots.

    He said two men — who he identified as police officer Bernie Johnson and Perth identity Laurie Tudori — later came up to his car and told him not to go to the police.

    He broke down in tears as he described the threats and intimidation he had since endured, including how Mr Johnson had threatened to frame him for the murder of Ms Finn. Mr Hooper, 68, who is gravely ill, said his testimony was his final chance to tell the truth of what had happened.

    Shirley Finn was murdered in 1975.
    Shirley Finn was murdered in 1975.
    “I have been scared for 42 years,” he said. “I have been shot at and it’s not nice.”

    Mr Hooper said Mr Wilson — who he knew as an Australian Workers Union leader in WA — had left a .357 magnum bullet on his car at his workplace with a note that said: “Keep your mouth shut or you’ll get one of these.”

    He said he knew of Mr Wilson as a “violent person who liked to get his own way”.

    Mr Wilson had once attempted to throw a roofing contractor off the roof off a building site because he refused to pay $10,000 to the union.”

  164. John Constantine:

    Are we now at the stage where one greenfilth physical or lawfare strike against one power station overthrows the Western outpost of old Australia?.

    Yes.
    Yes we are.
    And the Lawfare is against one of our most modern, “low pollution”, efficient stations.
    So there’s your proof.
    It’s not about the environment, it’s about trashing the nation.
    That was the advertised plan.

  165. srr

    Hey, I know, why don’t I just start hunting around for long paywalled articles about short videos others post, and make a smartarse comment hotlinks with no intro as to the guts of the subject so people don’t know if it’s worth wasting their time until they’ve already wasted it.

    That’s so much more socially acceptable by Facebooking old CON-Troll freaking chooks 🙄

    SSM

    Energy

    Mal

    Are ALL fucking distractions from ….. 😆 … it’s too easy 🙂

  166. Snoopy

    You’ve got to love Kim Phat-un. According to the ABC the aptly named Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee has threatened to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” in response to recent economic sanctions.

  167. test pattern

    IS vs AQ

    ‘Coming out in support of Myanmar’s ethnic minority Rohingyas, the al-Qaeda issued a statement urging Muslims across the world to support their fellow Muslims with “military support”, reported news agency Reuters. The statement added that the Myanmar government will face “punishment” for its “crimes”…
    “We call upon all mujahid brothers in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines to set out for Burma to help their Muslim brothers, and to make the necessary preparations — training and the like – to resist this oppression” ‘

    http://indianexpress.com/article/world/rohingya-refugee-crisis-myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-al-qaeda-4841485/

    But –

    ‘ISIS’s media arm has released a seven-minute video in English that uses militants already in the southern part of the Philippines to encourage would-be fighters to join them as they fight government troops near Marawi’

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/724275/isis-wants-militants-avoid-syria-iraq-instead-focusing-philippines

    So where will jihadis go, Myanmar or Minda, IS or AQ?

  168. test pattern

    ‘I see testesplatter is attempting to sweet talk us with flattery’

    errr no way molesworth. a comment was put in moderation because I referred to a wellknown perth family business that made the neckchains police used during the ethnic cleansing/genocide of indigenous australians in the northwest. The same family that now presents a wellknown footballing medal to the ‘best and fairest.’ Boycott the S Medal on Sept 18th!

  169. Boambee John

    test pattern at 1611

    ‘No way he was sneaking past Norforce, we had him doing the Army fitness test but he never made the cut’ ‘#KimSqn

    So a man in his 50s was not able to pass a test intended for much younger soldiers, and you regard this as newsworthy? You must, because you have posted it a couple of times.

  170. test pattern

    ‘newsworthy?’

    No. This is a blog. For fun. There is never anything newsworthy posted here. It’s not that sort of blog.

  171. Viva

    No mystery why the govt refuses to canvass religious protections re ssm ahead of the vote
    After all they constantlt assert religious and free speech concerns are only red herrings
    Plus they don’t want to accommodate objections to ssm religious or otherwise as they want as many people as possible as soon as possible on board with the new ssm state ideology

  172. Boambee John

    There is never anything newsworthy posted here.

    Certainly not by you!

  173. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you were on a rooftop battling ISIS and you had time to choose between saving a gay Librarian and a gay Libertarian,
    which would you choose?

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

    Thanks Mitch M.
    This could be helpful for after my transition when I’m trying to have a baby.
    Cheers.

  175. thefrolickingmole

    gay Librarian and a gay Libertarian,
    which would you choose?

    a toss up, or off.
    At least once ISIS had them both on the rooftop.

  176. test pattern

    Clever move by China. Wonder if AFP wounded will get any of it

    ‘President Rodrigo Duterte today witnessed the turnover of check worth PHP65 million donated by the Chinese government for soldiers who sustained injuries in the conflict in Marawi City.’

    https://www.update.ph/2017/09/china-donates-p65m-for-wounded-filipino-soldiers/20742

  177. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can you imagine if your house was burning down and Bill Shorten rocked up?

    Can breast milk put out fires?

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    So yes, by all means smoke the dope – and the super-potent strains of it we have now, too, which makes it all the more excitingly unpredictable – and enjoy it.
    You will find out in an average of 8 years from your first use whether you were one of those vulnerable individuals, or not.
    There has never been a more exciting time to develop psychosis.

    Ha ha!
    Sucked in statistics..
    I was one of the lucky ones who had psychosis BEFORE I smoked dope.
    Winning!

  179. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monty’s only contribution to society will be donating his body to science.

    It will be a very large contribution, and will probably lead to the banning of donuts.
    You should all be thanking him.

  180. Atoms for Peace

    Stimp. No need for breast milk; he could squat and put it out.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking, for muddy – Piet Nortie’s book “The Terrible Ones” about 32nd Battalion, South African Defence Forces has arrived – it’s interesting reading, to say the least. So many books, so little time.

  182. test pattern

    Hey gangue here’s a brand new photo of Tones on his Kimberley visit! ya just gotta check it out! Funnier than Brer Rabbit stuck on a Tarbaby! I don’t think anyone’s ever posted THIS before …

    ‘No way he was sneaking past Norforce, we had him doing the Army fitness test but he never made the cut’ ‘#KimSqn

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213112122492977&set=p.10213112122492977&type=3

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    Asking someone “Are you OK?” is so anti-diversity, isn’t it?

    It’s actually “R U OK? ” , you saneist.

  184. Leo G

    So where will jihadis go, Myanmar or Minda, IS or AQ?

    Myanmar’s own jihadis, the Saudi-backed Harakat al-Yaqeen (aka ARSA), could probably do with a little more support in their campaign to isolate and control their fellow Rohingya in Rakhine State and Bangladesh.

  185. Snoopy

    So where will jihadis go, Myanmar or Minda, IS or AQ?

    Who cares as long as their wish for virgins in the afterlife is granted? Soonest.

  186. Tintarella di Luna

    Tony talks to Ben

    And not long after that that the Bandana-ed Gobshite got on to harangue the hoi poloi (no doubt from his leafy suburban estate) about how climate change is real and we have to save the planet — while he jets off hither and yon and whinges about the fact of possibly not using his MacBook Pro on board. What a prize-winning self-fellating knob

  187. jupes

    ‘No way he was sneaking past Norforce, we had him doing the Army fitness test but he never made the cut’ ‘#KimSqn

    Tony Abbott would have no problem passing the Army fitness test.

    This is a man who completed an iron man triathlon only a few years ago.

    An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break.

    What’s army fitness test? For a man 51 and over: 6 pushups, 15 situps and a 2.4 km run in 14:30 minutes.
    That wouldn’t even make the cut as Abbott’s warm up.

  188. Who cares as long as their wish for virgins in the afterlife is granted?

    Surely, as a humanitarian act, we can assist them in their endeavour.
    Do we have any troops? Or are they as scarce as electricity?

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey gangue here’s a brand new photo of Tones on his Kimberley visit! ya just gotta check it out! Funnier than Brer Rabbit stuck on a Tarbaby! I don’t think anyone’s ever posted THIS before …

    Lunchtime drinkers chucked out of the Burbridge Tavern, again, I see.

  190. OldOzzie

    Former union boss linked to murder – Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend, former union boss Bruce Wilson, has been sensationally linked to the 1975 gangland-style murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn.


    Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend, former union boss Bruce Wilson, has been sensationally linked to the 1975 gangland-style murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn.

    A witness, Philip Hooper, today described to the West Australian Coroner’s Court how he and his girlfriend were parked near the murder scene in South Perth on the night and had heard four gunshots.

    He said two men — one of whom he identified as Perth identity Laurie Tudori — later came up to his car and told him not to go to the police. He later saw the same two men talking in a nearby street to police vice squad head Bernie Johnson.

    He broke down in tears as he described the threats and intimidation he had since endured, including how Mr Johnson had threatened to frame him for the murder of Ms Finn. Mr Hooper, 68, who is gravely ill, said his testimony was his final chance to tell the truth of what had happened.

    “I have been scared for 42 years,” he said. “I have been shot at and it’s not nice.”

    Mr Hooper said Mr Wilson — who he knew as an Australian Workers Union leader in WA — had left a .357 magnum bullet on his car at his workplace with a note that said: “Keep your mouth shut or you’ll get one of these.”

    He said he knew of Mr Wilson as a “violent person who liked to get his own way”.

    Mr Wilson had once attempted to throw a roofing contractor off the roof off a building site because he refused to pay $10,000 to the union.

    Mr Hooper said Mr Wilson’s threat had prompted him to make a statement to police in 1994. “I thought, ‘this has got to bloody stop’,” he said.

    Mr Wilson has been connected to the establishment of an AWU slush fund at the time he was in a relationship with Ms Gillard.

    The AWU affair dogged Ms Gillard during her time as prime minister. Ms Gillard, who has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, provided legal advice to help Mr Wilson establish the fund.

    Mr Wilson has never previously been linked to the murder of Ms Finn. The case has intrigued Perth for the past 42 years.

    The inquest is continuing.

  191. OldOzzie

    Australian Politics Live: Tony Abbott backs John Howard’s SSM fears

    Abbott backs Howard on SSM

    Tony Abbott says he’s in firm agreement with fellow former prime minister John Howard over concerns about the impact on religious freedom if same-sex marriage becomes law.

    Mr Howard today accused the Turnbull government of “washing its hands of any responsibility” to protect religious freedom if the Yes vote prevails in the same-sex marriage survey.

    Mr Abbott said it was incumbent upon those calling for change to communicate the consequences of that change to the public.

    “At the moment they can’t or they won’t or they’re arguing amongst themselves about it behind closed doors,” he told 2GB.

    “As well as saying to people if you don’t like being bullied, if you don’t like being pushed around by activists, vote No, I guess I should also add, and if you don’t know, vote No, because people don’t know exactly what is going to come in the wake of this change.”

  192. OldOzzie

    Abbott’s new mantra

    Tony Abbott has come up with a new slogan on energy policy, calling for a “100 per cent reliable energy target”.

    Mr Abbott said he welcomed signs from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the government is moving away from a clean energy target to a reliable energy target.

    “Frankly nothing less than a 100 per cent reliable energy target will do because we’ve got to keep the lights on all the time,” Mr Abbott told 2GB.

    “Now there may well be some circumstances in which renewables in conjunction with back-up measures are economic, and if they’re economic and dependable, fair enough, but at the moment they’re neither.”

    Mr Abbott said he did not want to see any subsidies for energy production, including for coal.

    “Let’s not subsidise any more renewables, and if we don’t subsidise any more renewables we won’t need to subsidise coal, because coal in a normal market is the cheapest way of providing reliable power,” he said.

    “We’ve got the absurd situation where we subsidise wind, allegedly to save the planet, and now we’re looking at subsidising coal to keep the lights on.

    “Now let’s just end all these subsidies and have a normal system where if something is economic we use it, if something is non-economic we don’t use it.”

    Mr Abbott said there was no need to walk away from the Paris agreement, to which he signed Australia up as prime minister, because it was only ever an aspirational target.

    “As I said at the time, we will do our best, but we are not going to jeopardize our economy in order to achieve some speculative environmental outcome,” he said.

    “Because it’s not binding there is no need at this point in time to walk away from it.”

  193. OldOzzie

    ‘I’m only in charge of a truck’

    On the second anniversary of his knifing by Malcolm Turnbull, former prime minister Tony Abbott has joked that all he’s been in charge of lately is a fire truck.

    Mr Abbott was yesterday hailed as a hero after he saved a house from ember attack while taking leave from parliament to battle a bushfire burning near his Sydney northern beaches electorate of Warringah.

    This afternoon he said it had been great to be out with his local Davidson Rural Fire Brigade, where he has volunteered since 2001.

    “It was great to be useful for our community and the Davidson brigade and the other members of the local RFS were doing a very good job yesterday,” Mr Abbott told 2GB.

    Mr Abbott said he had spent the earlier part of the day as Officer in Charge of the Davidson 7 unit.

    Host Ben Fordham jokingly asked whether there had been a leadership coup.

    “Someone said to me yesterday, ‘when are you going to be back in charge?,’ and I said, ‘at the moment, all I’m in charge of is this truck’,” Mr Abbott said.

    Mr Abbott admitted that his ousting two years ago “wasn’t a great day”, but said he did not want to dwell on negatives.

    “I’m incredibly proud of the six years I had leading the party and of the two years I had leading the country,” he said.

    “Obviously the 14th of September 2015 wasn’t a great day in my life, but the last thing I’m going to do is let one bad day ruin six good years.

    “They were good years. We came back from opposition in record time, we had a thumping win in the 2013 election, we repealed the carbon tax, we repealed the mining tax, the only government that managed to get power prices down in recent times, we stopped the boats, we got those big free trade deals done which had eluded previous governments for a decade, we made a very strong start in budget repair, and while the 2014 budget certainly didn’t do that well in the Senate, it’s really the only time since 1996 that a government has been serious about budget repair and in the process attempted long term structural economic reforms, so look a lot of good things.”

    Asked how he had felt the day he was ousted, Mr Abbott joked that today was R U OK Day.

    “Thank you for being concerned about my emotional welfare, but look I’m pretty resilient and look as I said it wasn’t a great day, but at the moment I am determined to look forward and not back and I am probably much more focused on getting a 100 per cent reliable energy target than I am on dwelling in the past,” he said.

  194. OldOzzie

    China accuses ADF of encircling it amid military exercises

    Australia has been accused of “encircling” China, in an article published by the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, The People’s Daily.

    The analysis article discusses Australia’s involvement in the ongoing Indo-Pacific Endeavour multi­national military exercises, which started on September 4.

    The exercises are likely to ­involve 1200 Australian ­Defence Force personnel and HMAS ­Adelaide.

    The article suggested that ­because Australian ships would cross the South China Sea and the East China Sea, they were directed at China. “Excluding Vietnam, the Australian Army fleet will visit almost all countries across the South China Sea and the East China Sea that surround China,” the article’s author wrote.

    “What does it mean that Australia’s military exercise route is ‘encircling’ China?”

    Australia was only partici­pating in the exercises to please the US, the article argued.

    It quoted an academic from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Gao Cheng, who said he agreed Australia was simply a “loudspeaker” set up in the Asia Pacific by a US radio station.

    “He further pointed out that Australia belongs to the ‘first echelon’ in the Asia-Pacific ­region in its support for the ­United States. It often acts as the ‘assistant police’ for the United States in the region,” the article’s author wrote.

    The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is closely affiliated with the China’s state council.

    The People’s Daily ­article said Australia’s navy had recently attracted more attention and was holding “a large number” of joint exercises with Japan and the US.

    “With the recent increase in the amount of attention Australia’s navy is receiving, the Australian Army is holding a large number of joint exercises with the United States and Japan each year to enhance Australia’s international influence,’’ it said.

    The exercises, however, involve several nations, including Brunei, Cambodia, the Federated States of Micronesia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, The Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and East Timor.

    At the end of August the Australian, Chinese and American armies conducted joint Army exercises in Cairns.

    Experts have suggested the United States under Donald Trump is unlikely to adopt a new Asia policy despite setting out a schedule for patrols in South China Sea.

    Australia has been encouraged to build regional alliances with growing expectations of a decline of US influence in the region.

    From The Comments

    – I doubt if we have enough ships to encircle Garden Island.

    – Encircle with one ship?

    – The Collins class subs are sitting quietly off shore. Until they run out of batteries.

    – We are lucky to get a boat in the water never mind encircling anyone. With one boat and 1.4b Chinese it’s hardly intimidating

  195. wivenhoe

    “Because it’s not binding there is no need at this point in time to walk away from it.”

    Because it is not binding, is exactly why we should walk away from it.

  196. egg_

    “100 per cent reliable energy target”

    Cripes, that would be agile and innovative in today’s political climate!

  197. egg_

    “Because it’s not binding…”

    Means it’s fvcked.

  198. egg_

    Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the Government has facilitated an attack on the budget and operations of the ABC.

    No review of Green-Left Weekly TV & Radio paid for by you and me?
    I wonder why?

  199. egg_

    Looks like the scrolling finger is gonna get a real workout today.

    scroll
    test pattern
    #24xxxx, posted on September 14 ………….
    scroll scroll scroll scroll

    Scroll pattern

  200. hzhousewife

    Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the Government has facilitated an attack on the budget and operations of the ABC.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia’s national public broadcaster, owned and funded by the government – so says wiki.
    Therefore, it has to investigate the budget and operations of the ABC, if not, who will?

  201. Gab

    I’ve been busy. So what’s turnbull banned/taxed today?

  202. test pattern

    More out-takes from evidence taken by the Roth Reoprt into police treatment of Aboriginals in the Kimberleys 1905 –

    ‘I presume you surround the camp with your guns-Yes.. We go to the camp in thc darkness of night and wait for daylight…
    Do you arrest every black you find in the camp?-Not on all occasions…
    You may really be arresting men who are not guilty? – There is no other way of arresting them. These natives will not stand until we get the information from the gins unless we detain them…

    Are some of these women whom you detain the realatives and wives of these natives? – Yes.
    Do you warn them about giving evidence against their husbands? – No.
    Have you any legal authority to arrest these women as unwilling witnesses ?-No. Not that I am aware of.
    – How do you detain. them, with neckchains?-They are chained by the ankles… I fasten a gin to a tree with a handcuff and then fix the chain to one ankle with another handcuff…

    ..Do you take any precautions at night that these assisting stockmen or trackers do not have connection with the women when chained to the trees? – No.
    .. As far as you know, then, this sexual intercourse may go on with these female aboriginal witnesses ?Yes.
    Are these female aboriginal witnesses ever chained on the road?-In the daytime, if it was necessary to secure theim with chains, the chain would be put around the neck.’

    …Do you bring in any witnesses for the defence ?-No.
    Why not? -It is not a customary thing in the district. I have never seen it done…
    This is rather a one-sided kind of justice for the black is it not?-Yes.
    ..Would the same evidence which you bring forward for cattle killing by these blacks convict Europeans, under the same circumstances ?-I do not think so…

    …Have any of the accused prisoners whom you have brought into court been found not guilty?–I do not remember any.’

    cont.

  203. So what’s turnbull banned/taxed today?

    Hetero sex now attracts a $100 levy if it continues for more than 10 minutes.
    Federal inspectors have been appointed and mal is considering licensing all heteros.

  204. egg_

    Hetero sex now attracts a $100 levy if it continues for more than 10 minutes.

    On withdrawals or deposits?

  205. Myrddin Seren

    Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says the Government has facilitated an attack on the budget and operations of the ABC.

    Outside the electorate of Wentworth, the ABC would probably represent the biggest single cohort of well-off Greens supporters in the nation.

    The Ultimo Soviet is probably torn in brutal ideological battles between the Brownian Treehuggers and the Rhiannon Bolsheviks*

    Of course DiNatale and SHY are going to crawl across broken glass to keep TheirABC on side.

    *If past history is any guide to future performance, I would wager Lee Rhiannion’s Bolshevik Tendency at Ultimo will sweep the field and purge the Treehuggers. Leaving TheirABC ideologically on a par with the Khmer Rouge.

  206. Muddy

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2497601, posted on September 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm
    Spot of spacechooking, for muddy – Piet Nortie’s book “The Terrible Ones” about 32nd Battalion, South African Defence Forces has arrived – it’s interesting reading, to say the least. So many books, so little time.

    Thanks, Zulu. Modern African conflicts are one of the many gaps in my history-nerd knowledge bank. I think I’ve mentioned previously that I have Iron Fist from the Sea and Counter-Strike from the Sky, the latter about the Rhodesian fireforce concept. Both are an intriguing read.

  207. thefrolickingmole

    12 years of compulsory schooling…
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/14/most-indigenous-adults-in-remote-nt-are-not-literate-enough-for-workplace-study-finds
    Nearly nine out of 10 Indigenous adults living in remote areas of the Northern Territory do not have the literacy skills to cope in the workplace, a study has found.

    The survey, by the Charles Darwin University, examined six Indigenous communities across the NT: Galiwin’ku, Yirrkala, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Tennant Creek and Yuendumu.

    It found more than 85% of a sample group of 660 people did not have the literacy skills to operate independently in a tertiary educational institution or in the workplace, and there was a lack of assistance for people who wanted to improve their skills.

  208. H B Bear

    No wonder Juliar and Killary get on so well together.

  209. test pattern

    For the history buffs –

    Constable J.Inglis gives evidence to Dr Roth 1905 Wyndham

    ‘The women are taken away and we are powerless. It is no wonder that the white man is killed. It is just the white man’s own fault, as he takes the black man’s lubra away. You will find isolated cases where the black who wants tea and sugar and food will “go through” a camp, but in nine cases out of ten it is because his woman has been taken by the white man…

    Is there a great deal of komboism going on? -Yes, a great deal of it goes on.
    Have you power to stop it? -No. If I even give them (Europeans) advice, they only laugh at me. There are many syphilitic cases here, and they have been brought by the white man. In fact, I know the first white man who brought it to Wyndham…

    Is there much raping of young children going on? -There is very little of it now. A few years ago they used to go into the bush and bring young girls in. The gins should belong to the blacks, but they are on the stations.’

    cont

  210. Baldrick

    Greenfilth Senator Peter Whish-Wilson is vewy vewy angwy.

  211. egg_

    I’ve never been more angry in the Senate than this. The govt openly laughed at my motion praising climate scientists.

    Beyond parody.
    Perhaps, he should go to the Ponds Institute for a makeover and manicure?

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks, Zulu. Modern African conflicts are one of the many gaps in my history-nerd knowledge bank. I think I’ve mentioned previously that I have Iron Fist from the Sea and Counter-Strike from the Sky, the latter about the Rhodesian fireforce concept. Both are an intriguing read

    I’d recommend “Portugal’s War In Africa” and “Battle For Angola – The end of the Cold War in Africa.”, both by Al J Venter. I have “Counter – Strike From the Sky”, as you say, intriguing reading.

  213. cohenite

    OldOzzie

    #2497615, posted on September 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Former union boss linked to murder – Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend, former union boss Bruce Wilson, has been sensationally linked to the 1975 gangland-style murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn.

    Bruce is another fine labour lad. Now, as a little mental exercise, I want you all to imagine Bruce rooting Gillard; position optional.

  214. Nick

    Strange that the Government is using media laws in kart as a way of controlling/dealing with the ABC, when they fund it. If only they had the balls.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Greenfilth Senator Peter Whish-Wilson is vewy vewy angwy.

    Isn’t he the bloke who shook hands with a burka wearer, in Parliament, without realizing he was shaking hands with Pauline Hanson?

  216. test pattern

    Great stuff from the Sikh NGO Khalsa Aid. The organisation is based upon the Sikh principle of Recognise the whole human race as one.

    Rohingya crisis: Sikh volunteers reach Bangladesh-Myanmar border

    ‘A team of volunteers from Sikh organisation Khalsa Aid reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border Sunday night to provide relief to the lakhs of Rohingya Muslim families fleeing Myanmar.’

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/rohingya-crisis-sikh-volunteers-reach-bangladesh-myanmar-border-to-provide-langar-to-refugees-4839349/

    https://twitter.com/Khalsa_Aid?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  217. Nick

    Former union boss linked to murder – Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend, former union boss Bruce Wilson, has been sensationally linked to the 1975 gangland-style murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn.

    One Labor PM linked to a man linked also to the murder of a prostitute, another Labor leader accused of rape, but oh how the media mocked Abbott for wearing swimmers and eating an onion.

  218. calli

    Just got in from the Great Wall. Haven’t scrolled back. Has Falou been imprisoned yet?

    Our guide pointed proudly to the rows upon rows of magnificent electricity stanchions “we are modernising very quickly with coal factories” said he. To assuage our First World Sensibilities, “but we are conscious of sustainability”. There was a twinkle in his eye, and I twinkled back.

    Despite everyone looking rather earnest, the Chinese have a winning sense of humour.

  219. Muddy

    I’d recommend “Portugal’s War In Africa” and “Battle For Angola – The end of the Cold War in Africa.”, both by Al J Venter. I have “Counter – Strike From the Sky”, as you say, intriguing reading.

    Cheers, Zulu. I’ll look for those and find a place for them on my list.

  220. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bruce is another fine labour lad. Now, as a little mental exercise, I want you all to imagine Bruce rooting Gillard; position optional.

    Could you imagine that God awful accent raised in passion?

  221. thefrolickingmole

    Nick

    Lets not forget, overseen by a Federal Attorney general & then High court Judge who appeared to be extremely bent and a known associate of Abe Saffron.

  222. Snoopy

    ‘A team of volunteers from Sikh organisation Khalsa Aid reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border Sunday night to provide relief to the lakhs of Rohingya Muslim families fleeing Myanmar.’

    Heartwarming. It’s great that our help isn’t needed.

  223. calli

    The smog has lifted with a wind from Siberia. The mountains this morning looked just like those wonderful Chinese vertical paintings – all white limestone tilted cliffs, little bonsai trees clinging to the sides and wreathed in cloud.

    And all along the ridges, a little Lego-like structure silhouetted against the whiteness. Only when you get up close does the enormity of the works become apparent.

    Breathtaking. Literally. But also wonderfully mysterious. I could easily imagine a great dragon popping his head over from Mongolia trying the defences.

  224. Myrddin Seren

    calli

    Just got in from the Great Wall. Haven’t scrolled back. Has Falou been imprisoned yet?

    They are trying to deport him for Hate Speech, but so far Julie Bishop hasn’t been able to find the island of ‘Minto’ on a map.

  225. Dr Faustus

    Hetero sex now attracts a $100 levy if it continues for more than 10 minutes.

    PAYG?

  226. cohenite

    Could you imagine that God awful accent raised in passion?

    Turn off the sound. And be thankful, I was going to suggest Julia and tim:

  227. Myrddin Seren

    ZK2A

    Could you imagine that God awful accent raised in passion?

    Gonna cost you an awful lot of single malt to help the rest of us purge that image.

  228. test pattern

    Scottish flunky for Assange in hot water, being sued over an alleged anti semitic post

    Jake Wallis Simons v Craig Murray

    ‘I have been given legal advice that I am permitted to publish the formal claim and defence documents. These are much less informative than the witness statements, which I am not allowed to publish, but at least it gives you some idea what is going on.’

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2017/09/jake-wallis-simons-v-craig-murray/

  229. Infidel Tiger

    Just read something very accurate:

    The swamp has drained Trump.

  230. rickw

    I probably missed the answer to this:

    Did Federal Government ban 2 stroke engines?

    Did Australian Conservative Party support this?

  231. Bruce of Newcastle

    So what’s turnbull banned/taxed today?

    He spent sixty million of our money on Xenophon’s lefty journo kiddy fund.

    “I and my colleagues welcome the Government’s commitment to implement a regional and small publishers jobs and innovation package worth $60.4 million over three years,” he said.

    The fund will include money for 200 cadetships of as much as $40,000 each, as well as grants for small publishers that will be capped at $1 million.

    More lefty swill producers is just what we all need.
    He should’ve asked for money for right wing bloggers instead.

    (Well I can wish.)

  232. thefrolickingmole

    A team of volunteers from Sikh organisation Khalsa Aid reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border Sunday night to provide relief to the lakhs of Rohingya Muslim families fleeing Myanmar.’

    I wonder if testesplatter notices the irony that the Sikhs are bringing aid while rival factions of the worlds stupidest religion are instead calling for mercenaries and jihadists to make things worse?

  233. Nick

    I.T, this is gold:

    Jennifer Meyer-Smith @smithmeyerjen
    ·
    10h
    Replying to @howespaul and @vanOnselenP
    And you’ve gone to the Dark Side of Corporate AUS coz that’s where all the Big Bucks are

    Paul Howes
    Paul Howes @howespaul
    ·
    10h
    I’ve gone to work for the same company that Kevin worked for when he lost his seat in ’96

  234. cohenite

    rickw

    #2497670, posted on September 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I probably missed the answer to this:

    Did Federal Government ban 2 stroke engines?

    Did Australian Conservative Party support this?

    Yes. No. However PHON did and are now pretty, pretty, pretty sheepish about doing so.

  235. calli

    Australia has been accused of “encircling” China, in an article published by the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, The People’s Daily.

    Well, they’re definitely “encircling” China’s shops. It’s like Pitt Street here. Two in three tour groups seem to be Aussies. And the shops they are funnelled into are run by the government. I spent serious money on some nice jade today, some of which is around my neck right now.

    It came with an official certificate with an official red star and an official government stamp. 😃

  236. Atoms for Peace

    If the science is settled, why even have climate scientists?

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