Wednesday Forum: October 4, 2017

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  1. Tim Neilson

    Afternoon (AESDT) all.

  2. Ellen of Tasmania

    “So gun control is not about gun control, strictly speaking. Gun control is people control. Gun control is not about the abolition of gun ownership. Gun control is about a rearrangement of the gun ownership—where the people below give them up, and the people above keep all of theirs. But when you have had countless indicators that the people above despise you, and harbor nothing but contempt for your way of life, you will not be eager for them to gain any more power. …

    Our government is a power cult already. Their aspirations are not small and insignificant. They really do want to ascend the sides of the north, and sit down above the stars of God. …

    To all this it will be replied that I am hyper-ventilating again—America is just a little old democracy. “What kind of crazed loon would think that our federal functionaries want to be as God? Ho, ho . . .” Well, I don’t know. Maybe it is the way they are constantly demanding that I and all my fellow citizens behave all day long in ways that will help them out in their desire to control the weather.

    So these debates do not explode because one group of citizens thinks we should turn left and another group thinks it should be a right turn. No. It is because one group takes any excuse whatever and turns it into an argument for immediately granting more control and power to those above us. And those below think that this is a very, very bad idea.”

    (https://dougwils.com/s7-engaging-the-culture/shooters-tower-babel-gun-control.html)

  3. struth

    saying they are too cowardly to face up to the real reason a seemingly ordinary man managed to kill almost 60 people. “The truth about this act is not how evil it is, but how incredibly ordinary it has become,”

    They consider it a mere “irritant” Waleed.
    You know, a side show, like Islamic terrorism.

  4. Mak Siccar

    From today’s Oz.

    Climate change could sentence Melbourne and Sydney to 50-degree days by the turn of the century, with other Australian cities also on track for unprecedented extreme heat, a new study warns.

    The study, led by the Australian National University, warns that even if the world keeps its Paris climate change pact commitments to limit warming to well below two degrees, Australia will be baking.

    “Major Australian cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, may experience unprecedented temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius under 2 degrees of global warming. The increase in Australian summer temperatures indicates other major cities should also be prepared for unprecedented future extreme heat,” says lead climate researcher Dr Sophie Lewis.

    The doom and gloom is getting more and more shrill!

  5. Mother Lode

    I just read that extract from Squalid Aly’s supplied by SOG on the Old Fred.

    Has anyone managed a comment to him that mass murderers are a minor irritant?

  6. Arky

    From last Fred:

    An unofficial unilateral ‘cease fire’ from the fall of the War , lead to changed tactics to infiltrate the institutions to prepare the ground,

    ..
    They can have the institutions.
    I never liked them anyway.
    Everything is better outside formal institutions.
    For example: True Christianity flourishes outside state control.

  7. Mother Lode

    Or that when the police raided the shooters house they found a cache of 12 Assault Refrigerators?

  8. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    Well top 20

  9. Roger

    Have no fear, Josh Frydenberg is here.

    He has a plan to power Australia forward with sustainable energy, reducing emissions and meeting our Paris Agreement targets.

    And did you know you beat the heat with window shading?

    No need for energy hungry air conditioners.

    Tips and news at the website, folks.

  10. struth

    Keep watching America.
    The misery and dominance of the Australian people, (like Venezuelans and Nazi Germany and all other socialist shitholes) without a government fearing them, is nearly upon them.
    For like all totalitarian and socialist rulers before them, they too have come for the guns before they could take over.

    Keep your guns.
    For god’s sake, keep your guns.

    Australia’s demise has a start date 1996.

  11. Tom,
    My point about the FBI HRT being deployed as per your earlier post was aimed at suggesting it was fake news. There are no mainstream reports indicating FBI entered the room and shot the guy. This seems odd considering the number of stories talking about it being LVPD who entered including transcripts of their transmissions before entering.

  12. struth

    It’s amazing how quick a government can act on banning guns,etc, but ask for one decent road…………..

  13. nilk

    No no no. I’ve been around since Tim Blair’s 2004 blog, and I contributed to CL shut down his blog by hogging the comments along with Homer, basically just the two of us. Who remembers CL’s blog? An offshoot of early Blair.

    I remember CL’s blog, Old Bruce.

  14. Ez

    Malcolm Turnbull says the politics around gun ownership in America are “almost beyond comprehension” to most Australians.

    Mmyes.. because nobody in our peaceful country needs to be protected by guns…

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not allowed to show lefty politicians in an unflattering light.

    YouTube demonetizing embarrassing clips of Pelosi, Maxine Waters

    According to YouTube, videos that bring attention to the ridiculous statements made by the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are “not suitable for most advertisers.”

    The video streaming service has “demonetized” a series of videos published by The American Mirror that many Americans likely find ridiculous.

    One, published on September 28, featured Pelosi muttering “oh God” when she was asked a question about gun legislation during her weekly press conference.

    Another one showed Waters ranting about Donald Trump and pushing for his impeachment during remarks at the funeral of comedian Dick Gregory.

    This is on the back of many recent reports that Youtube has been demonetizing Trump supporters and other conservatives.

    The Green Left is increasingly showing it is an evil religion. I hope ordinary voters take note.

  16. herodotus

    The Standard of Politics Today.

    Malcolm Turnbull: we must do everything to keep Australians safe from that horse we allowed to bolt ages ago despite being repeatedly warned that it was happening.

    Julie Bishop: cyber crime and manipulation has been illustrated by the 2016 US presidential election, so we have to take measures to combat it.

    IMF: we’ve noticed that Australia has a debt problem.

    ANU: Dr. Sophie Lewis. Once more, with feeling.
    Panic, because even if we can limit the increase in the earth’s temperature to 2 degrees, it’s going to be heat wave central here anyway. It’s all due to those gases we’re emitting. They did stop short of saying the rains may never fall again, but it’s the same old tune. We must act now.

  17. From the Old Fred;

    Makka;
    Fear not, I wasn’t puzzling. I was trying to point out that this scum was only saying what her mates on the left actually believe and no doubt express in private. However, being a stupid SJW living in her totalitarian fantasy bubble , she thought it ok to say what “everyone” already thinks.

    If you ever want to know where the Nazis hide when they are not in a position to carry out their evil deeds, look no further – they hide in plain sight.
    This one just stuck its head above ground a bit early and copped a bullet for its stupidity…

  18. Joe

    Malcolm Turnbull can stand down the politicians security apparatus – because clearly guns are not required in Australia. If he doesn’t, he is a worthless hypocrite.

  19. herodotus

    I also remember C.L.’s blog, which was remarkably well written. The comments were for the most part “hogged” (if that’s a valid criticism) by Homer, but C.L. doesn’t recall him with any malice. It’d be best if C.L. gave the explanation of why he discontinued his blog – probably tired of the effort rather than the comments.

  20. Rob MW

    Memo for Josh Frydenberg: Is diesel cheaper than electricity ?

    Won’t be long before I’ll have to get my bank manager’s permission to pay my rural properties power bills.

  21. Tom

    BrettW, Alex Jones, of Infowars.com, is a beat-up merchant with little credibility who uses an array of cheap theatrical devices to dramatise his presentation. I thought his assertions about the shooter’s demise were worth reporting because he attributed them to an intelligence source. That could be any one of 10,000+ CIA/FBI employees who were probably not on the ground in Vegas. It was a worthwhile exercise testing his “facts”, but I probably won’t bother again.

  22. Chris

    No no no. I’ve been around since Tim Blair’s 2004 blog, and I contributed to CL shut down his blog by hogging the comments along with Homer, basically just the two of us. Who remembers CL’s blog? An offshoot of early Blair.

    Nilk: I remember CL’s blog, Old Bruce.

    Me too. That was a time! Men were men, women swooned and leftists trembled lest their stupidity draw Tim’s scathing pen. And those long summer evenings swigging that fake-tasting Akkadian Mead that Paco Enterprises used to substitute for the traditional Cab Savs of Australian culture.

  23. Muddy

    If I have a talent, it seems to making comments on the withered end of a thread.
    Boambee John, Zulu, Rambler et al, I have noticed the interesting mil hist comments on the old thread, but don’t have time to respond ATM. Cheers.

  24. Bernard

    We don’t need to wait until we have American conditions before having more gun control here.

  25. Joe

    It was a worthwhile exercise testing his “facts”, but I probably won’t bother again.

    How do you test his facts from Australia?

  26. Baldrick

    34th Battalion A.I.F

    Jeffries, Clarence Smith (1894–1917)
    On 12 October 1917, in the attack on Passchendaele during the third phase of the battle of Ypres, his company’s advance towards its first objective was held up by two pill-boxes. He organized and led a bombing party which eliminated the obstacle and captured thirty-five prisoners and four machine-guns. He then led his company forward, under an extremely heavy enemy artillery barrage and enfilade machine-gun fire, to the objective. Later that morning the battalion’s advance to its second objective was delayed by a machine-gun post. Jeffries led another party to capture the position, enabling the advance to continue, but was killed during the operation. For his service that day he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, for ‘most conspicuous bravery in attack’.
    Jeffries was buried near Passchendaele, in the Tyne Cot military cemetery. His headstone is inscribed:
    On Fame’s eternal camping ground
    Their silent tents are spread.

  27. Chris

    I also remember C.L.’s blog, which was remarkably well written.

    I always found C.L.’s comments on Tim’s blog remarkably well written.

  28. Tom

    How do you test his facts from Australia?

    By finding out whether they’re true or not.

  29. stackja

    Chris
    #2514500, posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm
    No no no. I’ve been around since Tim Blair’s 2004 blog, and I contributed to CL shut down his blog by hogging the comments along with Homer, basically just the two of us. Who remembers CL’s blog? An offshoot of early Blair.

    Nilk: I remember CL’s blog, Old Bruce.

    Me too. That was a time! Men were men, women swooned and leftists trembled lest their stupidity draw Tim’s scathing pen. And those long summer evenings swigging that fake-tasting Akkadian Mead that Paco Enterprises used to substitute for the traditional Cab Savs of Australian culture.

    And the spear for problem makers.

  30. herodotus

    ABC more concerned about people not being able to access enough food in Puerto Rico than they are about the same situation in Venezuela.

  31. stackja

    herodotus
    #2514516, posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm
    ABC more concerned about people not being able to access enough food in Puerto Rico than they are about the same situation in Venezuela.

    I am shocked!

  32. I always found C.L.’s comments on Tim’s blog remarkably well written.

    Nothing has changed then.

  33. nilk

    Saw a link to this on an American expat website I occasionally visit and think it well worth reading.

    Still catching up on the Old Fred.

    OneWorldGov your link is to CCHR, the Scientologists’ anti-mental health professionals.

  34. marcus classis

    And the trophy wall, minions, the Tardis, the Klingon warbird and Wronwright stealing all the lakes….

  35. Baldrick

    How do you test his facts from Australia?

    By waiting. If they are reported on the ABC they’re bound to be false.

  36. stackja

    marcus classis
    #2514520, posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    And the trophy wall, minions, the Tardis, the Klingon warbird and Wronwright stealing all the lakes….

    Then Tim moved!

  37. Tom

    Breaking: Speaking on Fox News, President Trump says Wall Street is going to have to kiss its Puerto Rico government debt goodbye. It’ll be all over WSJ.com in an hour or two.

  38. Mother Lode

    I always found C.L.’s comments on Tim’s blog remarkably well written

    I miss Detective Paco.

    And the Sumerian Mead.

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    Debt insurance will cover Wall Street surely. (Just joking)

  40. cuckoo

    Amazingly, RN Breakfast had a member of the NRA on this morning. Though of course he was relentlessy hectored and monstered whenever he tried to answer a question. He did manage to briefly shut up the interviewer (some munchkin called ‘Matt’), who was hyperventilating about NRA donating to the Trump campaign, when he pointed out that the NRA isn’t even in the top 100 of political campaign donors. You could have heard a pin drop as Matt’s beloved narrative vanished into thin air.

  41. Mother Lode

    And the spear for problem makers.

    Ah, yes. The famous assegai, ably wielded by the redoubtable Andrea.

  42. marcus classis

    Tom
    #2514523, posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm
    Breaking: Speaking on Fox News, President Trump says Wall Street is going to have to kiss its Puerto Rico government debt goodbye. It’ll be all over WSJ.com in an hour or two.

    So Wall st’s going to take it in the arse?

    Makes a nice change from all the usual taxpayer bailouts they get when they screw the pooch.

  43. Trumble should prove his point by taking a stroll though leafy Lakemba or Broadmeadows, without an armed escort.

    Ferkin Derya Mal,

  44. mh

    I was listening to Ray Hadley’s radio show today and he had Channel Nine’s US correspondent talking to him about gun control in the US. This Channel Nine guy stated that after the Sandy Hook massacre, President Obama door-knocked every US Congressman along with parents of a child killed at Sandy Hook, and together they begged these politicians to change their views on gun control. Can anyone fact-check this statement, as I seem to recall that Obama took many different positions on gun control. And please, no links to the left-wing Snopes website.

  45. Tom,
    So despite knowing Jones beats stuff up and has little credibility you quote him contradicting the LV Police chief. Are you not able to filter the crap out when there is a lot of very credible evidence to prove HRT was not involved ? Every article I have read says LVPD with no mention of FBI HRT. That then goes to discredit any story about what HRT found in the room as clearly they were not there.

    Then we had your point number 9 where you said staff at the Mandalay clearly gave shooter “active support”. Not discovering what was going on is one thing but suggesting active support is a totally different matter lacking in any evidence based on multiple articles on the event so far. Perhaps next time you want to give a summary of such an event you might quote your sources.

  46. Entropy

    I miss professor bunyip

  47. Just repeating a reply to Sinc here re a month old thread on gay ‘marriage’ that I missed:

    Sinc: This is a Type III error – a true but irrelevant statement.

    The arguments about the nuclear family are not arguments against gay marriage,…

    If the argument is true, and a premise of the argument is that marriage is a relationship between the sexes, how can it not be an relevant argument against gay ‘marriage’, which proposes that marriage is not a relationship between the sexes, but simply a relationship between persons of whatever sex? It just seems bizarre to argue that it is true but irrelevant without any further explanation.

  48. Tom

    One of the SSM Sturmtruppen attempts to use lawfare to shut up the Coalition for Marriage:

    A Canberra public servant and “yes” advocate is launching a defamation lawsuit against the Coalition for Marriage, after the “no” campaign group depicted her as an “extremist” on its website.

    Jill Moran 26, claims the use of her photograph marching at a “Yes” rally on its website coupled with the description “the extremists of the ‘yes’ campaign”, falsely portrays her as a bully, a violent protester and a political extremist.

    Ms Moran, 26, said she felt “sick to her stomach” when a friend bought the image to her attention.

    “I am a passionate supporter of marriage equality and I am proud to campaign publicly, but it is completely untrue and hurtful to paint me as violent or a political extremist,” she said in a statement.

    “I am embarrassed and angry to be associated with anything other than peaceful campaigning.” However, the Coalition for Marriage denies it defamed the 26-year-old and says it was fighting for freedom of speech and freedom of political communication,” a spokeswoman said.

    The image showed Yes campaigners “brazenly disrupting a peaceful anti-Safe Schools event in Canberra,” the Coalition for Marriage spokeswoman said.

    The media release quoted the Coalition for Marriage’s Sophie York, who referred to the “bullying and intimidation tactics” at the base of the Yes campaign, along with its “loud, violent protests”.

    Slater and Gordon defamation lawyer Phil Johnston said the photograph remained online despite requests for it to be taken down and an apology issued. Mr Johnston warned other people depicted in material issued by the group could also have been defamed.

    The Coalition for Marriage said it had not referred to anyone by name, however defamation legislation also includes “indirect identification”.

    The group alleged Ms Moran was a “seasoned political activist” and former Greens candidate who used the image as her Facebook profile picture. It also claimed she had tweeted the image with a statement that she was “smashing the heteropatriarchy”.

    Under defamation law, the Coalition for Marriage has 28 days to adhere to Slater and Gordon’s requests, which were issued on September 25.

    Link

  49. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Breaking: Speaking on Fox News, President Trump says Wall Street is going to have to kiss its Puerto Rico government debt goodbye. It’ll be all over WSJ.com in an hour or two.

    Trump really is an idiot.

  50. Rabz

    I miss Professor Bunyip

    Still posts here, albeit under a different moniker – and no, I’m not going to reveal who it is.

  51. It would seem that this is one of those brief periods where the left see mass murderers as worse than hurty words*.
    2 weeks tops and we will be back to hurty words being the most evil of things.

    * hurty words – anything that criticizes the left’s latest thought bubble.

  52. Diogenes

    From the old fred…

    Just finished watching the Burns documentaries on the Vietnam War.

    Did it focus on how cowardly the Boomers were?

    Up until around ep 7 it focussed on those who went, after that it was more the “courage” of those who dodged the draft and or rioted, and ep 10 seemed to be laying a silk slipper into the guys who did go (PTSD, strange poetry, marriage breakups etc etc). Interestingly the “inteleckshul” who was one of the first anti war protesters (started with a group of 40 a a Dow plant) never apologised and is a political consultant, one girl who had been interviewed , broke down and cried and apologised for all the nasty things she did as a radical.

    What was amusing , and does explain a lot, was the occupations of colleges to create this thing called “black studies” , occupy an office 4 days , and hey presto a new discipline is born.

    I know they were making for a US audience, but Australia was mentioned only once as helping out, and no mention of the progress we made in Phuoc Tuy – and the different application of tactics. I was also very surprised that there was no mention of Col David Hackworth’s (in?)famous interview critical of the way the war was being fought.

  53. Mother Lode

    You could have heard a pin drop as Matt’s beloved narrative vanished into thin air.

    Progressives live in such a claustrophobic echo chamber in Australia.

    They have almost no knowledge of outside Australia except for trips to Europe where they hand out with other progessives and bring back the latest memes to Australia. Or travel to some remote location where the people are prey to all manner of privation, disease and poverty – which the progressives, oblivious to the aspirations of these museum-piece people, label as ‘authentic’ and decree that those poor people must live like that forever.

    When it comes to ideas they are utterly unable to imagine that other people might really believe different things with as much conviction as they do themselves.

    The NRA guy would be a case in point. No idea that anyone could believe that the right to firearms is better than citizens being banned from them. No idea that anyone might see what happened in Las Vegas was not solely about guns.

    Progs mock other people’s ideas not because they they see through them, but because they can’t see them at all.

  54. jupes

    From Bolta:

    Labor frontbencher Steve Conroy and I on tonight’s The Bolt Report disagreed strongly on whether Tony Abbott as Prime Minister had approved a “unilateral invasion”. I was referring to the fake news that he’d ordered a “unilateral invasion” of Iraq.

    Steve thought I meant his plans to send peacekeepers to Ukraine.

    So Conroy – former Shadow Defence Minister – thinks that sending peacekeepers to the Ukraine was a “unilateral invasion”.

    He’s either a bald-faced liar or dumb as a stump. Well, probably both but in this instance who knows?

  55. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2514528, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    And the spear for problem makers.

    Ah, yes. The famous assegai, ably wielded by the redoubtable Andrea.

    Yes!

  56. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Conroy and Bolt are very good friends.

    Bad judgment.

  57. stackja

    Diogenes
    #2514542, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Hanoi Jane get a mention?

  58. stackja

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2514546, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm
    Conroy and Bolt are very good friends.

    Bad judgment.

    Bolt is strange!

  59. Rabz

    He’s either a bald-faced liar or dumb as a stump.

    The Nuclear Milkman is both and has demonstrated this time and time again. Remember, this is the moron who “calculated” the costings for the National Brontosaurus Network on the back of a beer coaster.

  60. C.L.

    … Ms Moran … had tweeted the image with a statement that she was “smashing the heteropatriarchy”.

    You couldn’t smash a rock melon, sweetheart. STFU.

  61. stackja

    Rabz
    #2514549, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    He’s either a bald-faced liar or dumb as a stump.

    The Nuclear Milkman is both and has demonstrated this time and time again. Remember, this is the moron who “calculated” the costings for the National Brontosaurus Network on the back of a beer coaster.

    And Kev 07 agreed!

  62. Entropy

    Bolt is a Dutchman. QED.

  63. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    UK to Imprison People Who View ‘Far-Right Propaganda’ Online for Up to 15 Years

    Lots of muzzies are going to jail!

  64. stackja

    Ms Moran denies it is her in the photo? Ms Moran denies she supports yes?

  65. stackja

    Entropy
    #2514552, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Bolt is a Dutchman. QED
    .

    Bolt was born in Adelaide, South Australia, to newly arrived Dutch migrants.

  66. jupes

    The Nuclear Milkman is both and has demonstrated this time and time again. Remember, this is the moron who “calculated” the costings for the National Brontosaurus Network on the back of a beer coaster.

    What does it say about Turnbull that he never laid a glove on the idiot when he was Shadow Comms Minister?

  67. Chris

    Hanoi Jane get a mention?

    I stopped reading the IPA Journal when one of their writers repeated a false story of Hanoi Jane dobbing the POWs notes to their officer.

  68. Farmer Gez

    There’s huge progress in the Bay of Bengal region of India but the sheer misery of the town slums and rural villages smacks you in the face.
    Clive of India could easily ride a horse through some of the rural villages and not see much amiss besides the odd mobile phone. These places are only ten minutes off the highways.
    India has to get over the sacred cow thing.
    The pretentious shits make any journey twice as long and at night are worse than Roos in the outback. What I wouldn’t give for a fully charged cattle prod.

  69. Muddy

    Mediagasm – the exhilarating flush of moral hormones felt all over the body by a member of the media when a tragic event involving significant loss of life provides them an opportunity to publicly posture and preen. Akin to the mating dance of some avian species. Post mediagasmic behaviour involves intricate, competitive self-cleansing rituals with related members of the species.

  70. Rabz

    “smashing the heteropatriarchy”

    FFS, these people are insane and utterly bloody useless. No surprise she’s a frigging public servant.

    Of course, no comments are allowed on the related Oz piece.

  71. stackja

    Chris
    #2514559, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    Hanoi Jane get a mention?

    I stopped reading the IPA Journal when one of their writers repeated a false story of Hanoi Jane dobbing the POWs notes to their officer.

    She sighted a AA gun at who?

  72. Rabz

    What does it say about Turnbull that he never laid a glove on the idiot when he was Shadow Comms Minister?

    Just another example in an ongoing litany of failure.

  73. Mother Lode

    She sighted a AA gun at who?

    Being a Hollywood type she likely thought it fired rainbows of peace and revolution.

    Besides, the crank to raise and lower the barrel are fantastic for your abs.

  74. stackja

    Rabz
    #2514566, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    What does it say about Turnbull that he never laid a glove on the idiot when he was Shadow Comms Minister?

    Just another example in an ongoing litany of failure.

    MT is not capable!

  75. MUMS’ FEARS COULD SINK SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PUSH:

    WITH five weeks to go in the Same Sex Marriage postal plebiscite, the Yes vote is in free fall, especially among mothers, according to large-scale polling by the No campaign, revealed exclusively here.

    Support for changing the Marriage Act has dropped to 51 per cent over the first four weeks of the campaign, with the No vote rising to 37 per cent.

    The poll of 1200 people was taken on September 25, and has a margin of error of 2.5 per cent. It reflects a similar trajectory to a recent Newspoll.

    RTWT.

  76. zyconoclast

    National Press. Club speech by Gareth (lets bomb Tasmania while shagging Cheryl Kernot) Evans says that the Shorten shadow front bench is at least as good as any since Hawke/Keating.

    Then some senile old fart called Bob Hawke says that holding the SSM survey is the worst financial decision Malcom Fraser has ever made.

    No mention of NBN, BER, Pink Batts, green energy scams, desalt plants, NDIS…

  77. Slim Cognito

    With the climate modellers now claiming 50 degree days in the future for Melb and Sydney, I thought I would wander over to the Guradian to see how the believers were taking the news.

    One comment summed it up for me which was “the sooner we die out the better”. You first sunshine.

  78. Rossini

    Entropy
    #2514536, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm
    I miss professor bunyip

    +1

  79. Bill Thompson

    “Golly-gate” at Southbank – I just got home from a bike ride along the Yarra yesterday & was waiting for the lift in my building, when I thought I saw Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, walk by, out the front. As I do a bit of an amateur citizen-journo thing called “Pollie Watch at Southbank”, I thought I’d pop around the corner & see if it really was him & if so, ask him a topical political question. What follows is somewhat revealing, I think.

    Interestingly, it was only the day before when I saw a bloke take a good old golly in the middle of the footpath in Collins Street & you sometimes see it on the field at the footy – but a Shadow Cabinet Minister, on a public street? At least he leaned over into the gutter, so I’ll give him that.

    https://youtu.be/pOE7sgl5S5g

  80. Boambee John

    incoherent rambler
    #2514382, posted on October 4, 2017 at 10:39 am
    Blamey might be summed up by “The AU general who has been closest to causing a large scale revolt of the troops under his command.”

    Blamey might be summed up by “The AU general who has been closest to being assaulted by the troops under his command.”

    Fixed that for you. Koitaki was not his finest hour.

  81. jupes

    What follows is somewhat revealing, I think.

    Indeed. What a tool.

    A barrister who can’t make an argument.

  82. Bill Thompson

    Pollie-Watch at Southbank – Stephen Conroy is an ex-pollie now & I saw that he was on with Bolta last night, so I slipped around the corner to see if he’d have a chat with me after the gig. We’re on opposite sides of the political fence but he’s always willing to argue the toss in a civil fashion & that’s all I ask for. Cheers, Stephen!

    https://youtu.be/NgBgoJhTo4A

  83. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2514577, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    incoherent rambler
    #2514382, posted on October 4, 2017 at 10:39 am
    Blamey might be summed up by “The AU general who has been closest to causing a large scale revolt of the troops under his command.”

    Blamey might be summed up by “The AU general who has been closest to being assaulted by the troops under his command.”

    Fixed that for you. Koitaki was not his finest hour.

    Ivan Dougherty quoted in Official History said ‘rabbits’ was a misquote.

  84. Mother Lode

    No mention of NBN, BER, Pink Batts, green energy scams, desalt plants, NDIS…

    But…but…but…those are investments!

  85. Snoopy

    I hope the ‘staggeringly ignorant’ (© IT) Rod Sims is never allowed near a jury trial. He is clearly prepared to condemn without a shred of evidence.

    Customers are being “gouged” when it comes to the high energy prices they are paying, according to the head of Australia’s competition watchdog.

    As for who might be responsible, it could be gas producers such as Esso and BHP, pipeline owners or energy retailers, said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims.

    Or it could be all three,” Mr Sims told the ABC.

    Any gas company looking out for its shareholders would sue him.

  86. thefrolickingmole

    Interesting, not much detail though..

    Las Vegas shooting suspect’s girlfriend is a ‘person of interest’

    Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County said detectives are in contact with Marilou Danley, who was travelling in the Philippines at the time of the massacre and remains there. “The investigation with her is ongoing and we anticipate some further information from her shortly,” he told reporters. “Currently she is a person of interest.”


    He also said authorities had completed their investigation at the gunman’s property in Reno, finding five handguns, two shotguns and a “plethora” of ammunition.

    Paddock’s motive remains unknown. “This person may have radicalised, unbeknownst to us, and we want to identify that source.”

  87. notafan

    Marilou Danley would have to be the only person, considering she lived with the man for quite a while, with any kind of insight into his thinking, so no doubt she is a ‘person of interest’.

  88. Leo G

    With the climate modellers now claiming 50 degree days in the future for Melb and Sydney, I thought I would wander over to the Guradian to see how the believers were taking the news.

    The long term January maximum daily temperature for Sydney is 26 Celsius. Are those climate modellers suggesting Sydney temperatures will rise by about 24 Celsius?

  89. jupes

    Marilou Danley would have to be the only person, considering she lived with the man for quite a while, with any kind of insight into his thinking, so no doubt she is a ‘person of interest’.

    Well she is now. However within 24 hours of the massacre we were informed that she had been “cleared” of any involvement.

    That said, it was probably fake news.

  90. Zatara

    Breaking: Speaking on Fox News, President Trump says Wall Street is going to have to kiss its Puerto Rico government debt goodbye. It’ll be all over WSJ.com in an hour or two.

    That would be more interesting if he any control over the matter. He doesn’t.

    Those debts are between PR and the investors. Recall that a few months ago the Puerto Ricans had a sudden desire for statehood, because they figured the fed govt would have to bail them out then. Nice try buckwheat.

    If anyone thinks the US taxpayers are going to put up with paying PR’s debts off now they are very badly mistaken. Hurricane aid? Fine, but they aren’t suckers.

    The only way PR is getting out of those debts is by going into bankruptcy.

  91. Entropy

    You can’t tell me someone that did what Paddock did with the clearly lengthy planning did not leave a manifesto. The authorities know exactly why in his mind he did it, and aren’t telling. Why, it isn’t as though it would jeopardise his trial.

  92. Chris

    ENtropy, I think you are right. I think its protecting the media and democrats who inspired him.

  93. stackja

    Entropy
    #2514598, posted on October 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    You can’t tell me someone that did what Paddock did with the clearly lengthy planning did not leave a manifesto. The authorities know exactly why in his mind he did it, and aren’t telling. Why, it isn’t as though it would jeopardise his trial.

    Someone else’s trial?

  94. struth

    The climate alarmists always quote what is going to happen.
    Looking back at their predictions and the actuality of the situation, they would wouldn’t they.

    We are told that we are about to have a heat wave and it doesn’t happen.
    So now heatwaves are anything over 24 degrees in January in Australia.
    The end of the world doomsayers of old weren’t taxpayer funded.
    Those nutters had to be content with nailing a sign to a tree with “the end is nigh” “etc.

  95. notafan

    The authorities know exactly why in his mind he did it, and aren’t telling.

    I think they have no idea, no social media profile, didn’t talk to neighbours, brother who was former business partner had no clue.

    He allegedly attended an anti Trump demo in Reno, but photo is not exactly a perfect match.

  96. notafan

    Plenty of reliable conservatives commentators like Tucker Carlson, why wouldn’t they spill the beans, if beans were available to be spilled?

  97. Entropy

    Nota, if someone spent days getting everything ready, sitting up survelience etc, intended to kill hits
    Ed after massacring as. Any people as possible, he would have done it to make a point. There would be a note or a video of him saying why. The authorities would have it.

  98. stackja

    notafan
    #2514603, posted on October 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm
    The authorities know exactly why in his mind he did it, and aren’t telling.

    I think they have no idea, no social media profile, didn’t talk to neighbours, brother who was former business partner had no clue.

    He allegedly attended an anti Trump demo in Reno, but photo is not exactly a perfect match.

    Yes. Ace article said undecided.

  99. stackja

    Entropy
    #2514606, posted on October 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    Nota, if someone spent days getting everything ready, sitting up survelience etc, intended to kill hits
    Ed after massacring as. Any people as possible, he would have done it to make a point. There would be a note or a video of him saying why. The authorities would have it.

    There was a story about a note. Maybe been kept quiet.

  100. Snoopy

    Puerto Rico is basically insolvent? Fortunately the city of San Juan, under the inspired leadership of mayor and Trump fan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, is in rude financial health.

  101. stackja

    struth
    #2514483, posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm
    Keep watching America.
    The misery and dominance of the Australian people, (like Venezuelans and Nazi Germany and all other socialist shitholes) without a government fearing them, is nearly upon them.
    For like all totalitarian and socialist rulers before them, they too have come for the guns before they could take over.

    Keep your guns.
    For god’s sake, keep your guns.

    Australia’s demise has a start date 1996.

    2 December 1972, Gough.

  102. twostix

    We know this: if he was a right wing bigotty bigot we would have known 35 seconds afterwards.

    If he was just a crazy white man the media would be “theorising” that he is a right wing bigotty bigot.

    Instead we get silence.

    Uh oh.

  103. notafan

    There would be a note or a video of him saying why

    That is an assumption, not a fact.

    I see no reason why there would be a ‘conspiracy’ around suppressing some sort of confession.

    I want him to be an Antifa or isis supporter but I’d like some actual evidence, one way or another.

  104. twostix

    I bet the democrat media are praying harder than ever to their gods of poz that he was ISIS and not democrat media inspired.

  105. notafan

    If he was just a crazy white man the media would be “theorising” that he is a right wing bigotty bigot.

    Can’t do that, country music fans are the wrong targets and two many progs making appalling comments about hoping the victims were Trump supporters for that to fly.

  106. Chris

    I want him to be an Antifa or isis supporter but I’d like some actual evidence, one way or another.

    Even if not an actual one, the media climate is all one way. These ‘senseless’ mass shootings are about teaching and reward, all of them via the media.

  107. Arky

    Rabz
    #2514540, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    I miss Professor Bunyip

    Still posts here, albeit under a different moniker – and no, I’m not going to reveal who it is.

    ..
    Could you at least give us a clue?
    What does it rhyme with?

  108. notafan

    I bet the democrat media are praying harder than ever to their gods of poz that he was ISIS and not democrat media inspired.

    I suspect their prayers will go unanswered.

  109. Arky

    Can’t do that, country music fans are the wrong targets and two many progs making appalling comments

    ..
    “Seems we’re shy one prog” Smirk.
    “You brung two too many”.

  110. struth

    I want him to be an Antifa or isis supporter but I’d like some actual evidence, one way or another

    In this day and age, silence from the authorities is very telling.
    They have made no conclusions yet.
    This means there is absolutely no link to right wing politics.
    If they could by now come to the conclusion that he was just a psycho they would have said, “so far it appears to be …blah blah.

    They can’t make those conclusions because when, not if, the truth comes out, they will have to defend their stance.
    So they drag their feet like a detective who’s prime suspect is his own child.

  111. notafan

    Even if not an actual one, the media climate is all one way. These ‘senseless’ mass shootings are about teaching and reward, all of them via the media.

    Paddock is dead, I don’t think he cares much about the media reward.

    The assumption is that mass killings are a media driven phenomenon which means they did not occur before the existence of mass media.

    I don’t believe that is true.

    I think, historically, most people with a bloodlust usually were able to assuage it in war, when normal rules no longer apply.

  112. Nilk;

    I remember CL’s blog, Old Bruce.

    Was that when he was Currency Lad?

  113. notafan

    If they could by now come to the conclusion that he was just a psycho they would have said, “so far it appears to be …blah blah.

    How could they do that, they can’t interview him, they doesn’t appear to be any history of mental illness and no-one other than Danley seems to have known him well.

    Even if he is a Dem, he has to be a particularly bitter and twisted one.

  114. Arky

    Are you having a stroke Nota?
    Your grammar are appalling today.

  115. twostix

    I see no reason why there would be a ‘conspiracy’ around suppressing some sort of confession

    None at all?

    A shooter slaughters trump supporters during a campaign of establishment hate against them?

    If it was political, that’s the end of civil society in the US for awhile.

    Which is the scenario that the FBI and establishment have been wargaming and academics “studying” and clutching their pearls over for 25 years: a spark ignites the bigoty bigot conservatives to open revolt.

    I’m not saying the motive was this or that but that is definately in their mind and they are paranoid.

  116. Louis Hissink

    Instead we get silence.
    Uh oh.

    The usual reaction from messenger shooters when they realise that he was one of them but with the awkward fact that he was also a, gasp, white male…..

    Imagine there brains imploding into a massive black hole, which has an over-abundance of denseness.

    Pass the popcorn please 🙂

  117. Roger

    The Siege of Vienna, MkIII:

    As Muslim students come to outnumber Catholics in Viennese middle and secondary schools and soon in primary schools, Austria introduces Integration Laws mandating that migrants must learn German and attend civics classes on pain of loss of social welfare benefits and banning face coverings in public.

    Austrian Foreign Minsiter Seb Kurz says “uncontrolled immigration destroys order in a country.”

    Austrians seem less hampered by war guilt than Germans, who are happy to import thousands of Antisemites in the name of opposing Antisemitism!

  118. zyconoclast

    Don’t expect homophobia to just go away if the ‘yes’ vote wins

    Yes, marriage is not the final frontier.
    Yes, we want safe schools. Yes, gay conversion therapy is child abuse.
    Yes, we want transgender kids’ agency to be respected and supported – regardless of what their parents want. Yes.

    When I filled out my survey I found myself oddly emotionless. I know my fortitude in that moment came from a great deal of privilege. The obvious privileges of my class, race and socio-economic status protect me, but I think the greatest privilege I have been afforded is growing up in the LGBTQI community, having been raised by l3sbian mothers.
    Many have expressed fears about the children of que3r parents in this debate, but we are the lucky ones. Growing up in a family where your gender and s3xuality are supported in whatever form they take provides a solid foundation and removes a lot of the internalised homophobia, fear and sense of abandonment so many of my que3r friends experience. Feelings that are rearing their ugly heads during this debate.
    Growing up in a community famous for its creativity, humour, resourcefulness and love has made me bulletproof.

    We need to use that strength – our community’s resilience – to prepare for what’s to come. We need to dig our heels in and gird our fabulous loins – regardless of the survey outcome.

    We are equipped to deal with this. Ours is the community that fought through the early AIDS crisis; we demanded services, we built communities, we redefined family and relationships.

    Lyle Shelton and his cronies are correct, this isn’t just about marriage. And it won’t end if marriage legislation passes. We’re here, we’re very que3r and we’re in for the long haul.

  119. Chris

    The assumption is that mass killings are a media driven phenomenon which means they did not occur before the existence of mass media.

    I don’t believe that is true.

    Neither do I.
    Mass media as seen in the MSM are only one vector of information. Suicide copycat chains like the ‘deaths in custody’ and Palm Island suicide cluster are imitative chains that are more likely to be mediated by peer group and clan network gossip, and incentivised and rewarded by funeral grief orgies.

    You dont have to be alive to expect your reward if media behaviour guarantees it in advance. These kind of mass shootings are called para-suicide behaviours for a reason, and the evidence for copycat suicide patterns and copycat mass shootings is strong.
    Here is my first article on it
    And here is my second.my second

  120. notafan

    Too early for a conspiracy of silence I think Twostix, if it is the same in a couple of weeks I will agree with you.

    Sorry teacher Arky, four weeks of bronchitis has worn me down, I’ll proof read before hitting post.

    Grigs used to castigate me for lack of commas (amongst other things) .

    BTW Arky I am 99% sure I know who Alene Composta and Professor Bunyip are.

  121. C.L.

    The first thing that occurred to me when news of the Las Vegas tragedy came through was that it was like an escalated, more well planned version of the Republican baseball massacre. The chances Paddock is a crazed Democrat/lefty are high.

  122. Entropy

    Arky
    #2514620, posted on October 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm
    Rabz
    #2514540, posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    I miss Professor Bunyip

    Still posts here, albeit under a different moniker – and no, I’m not going to reveal who it is.

    ..
    Could you at least give us a clue?
    What does it rhyme with?

    Malachy, probably.

  123. twostix

    All over the western world the old pozzed out establishment ordered its policy manufacturers and academics to “research” and plan for “outbreaks” of right wing bigotty bigot violence in the future.

    Policy documents are easy to find throgh google. The UK especially as it paradropped a couple of million muslim lunatics into the British heartland had its policy wonks working overtime to crush any resistance before it started by giving the police paramilitary the idea the the greatest danger in the world was ordinary people resisting this.

    As a result we have lone white teens arrested for tweets while muslim communities in every town they took over openly run infidel sex slave markets.

  124. jupes

    The chances Paddock is a crazed Democrat/lefty are high.

    Yes. That’s why the media narrative is all about guns and not ‘right wing terrorism’.

  125. Senile Old Guy

    “Two months of this …” has been the repeated refrain in recent weeks as LGBTI folk steel themselves against the “no” campaign, that onslaught of homophobic propaganda that will run ostensibly until the ABS announces the results of the postal survey on same-sex marriage. And, certainly, the campaign has brought out the bigots.

    But, oddly, the piece, like so many, fails to mention the violence and hate directed at people saying “no”. Or the attempts to shut down their business or get them fired. Yet again, gays are the great victims.

  126. twostix

    What I mean in this environment that they have created, in their reality their peace is one spark away from being lost. If they feared that this could spark the thing they’ve concinced themselves of for the last 25 years, they’d definitely suppress it and would do it feeling righteous and moral.

  127. Lyle Shelton and his cronies are correct, this isn’t just about marriage. And it won’t end if marriage legislation passes. We’re here, we’re very que3r and we’re in for the long haul.

    So this Yes campaigner is admitting that her confreres are liars and dissemblers.

  128. Chris

    The first thing that occurred to me when news of the Las Vegas tragedy came through was that it was like an escalated, more well planned version of the Republican baseball massacre. The chances Paddock is a crazed Democrat/lefty are high

    I also notice they have not been discussing his Confederate Flag stickers, donations to the KKK or Google searches of Ruby Ridge.

  129. Mark from Melbourne

    What does it rhyme with?

    F

  130. marcus classis

    C.L.
    #2514637, posted on October 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm
    The first thing that occurred to me when news of the Las Vegas tragedy came through was that it was like an escalated, more well planned version of the Republican baseball massacre. The chances Paddock is a crazed Democrat/lefty are high.

    The longer the silence continues the more likely this is.

  131. H B Bear

    National Press. Club speech by Gareth (lets bomb Tasmania while shagging Cheryl Kernot) Evans says that the Shorten shadow front bench is at least as good as any since Hawke/Keating.

    Peanut Head leads the dregs of the R-G-R years. Still arguably the worst governments since Whitlam despite the best efforts of the Lieborals to equal them. Biggles judgment hasn’t improved since bending over alley cat Kernot.

  132. Baldrick

    Jill Moran 26, claims the use of her photograph marching at a “Yes” rally on its website coupled with the description “the extremists of the ‘yes’ campaign”, falsely portrays her as a bully, a violent protester and a political extremist.

    Her Twitter feed is full of every social justice warrior cause from refugees to Friends of the ABC.
    An ‘A’ typical Canberran public servant extremist.

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    the evidence for copycat suicide patterns and copycat mass shootings is strong.

    I was thinking Breivik myself, but I agree with twostix that if there was any hint of a right wing element – even a false one (eg a fascist lefty-called-righty) we would have the usual mob screeching like howler monkeys. Which is what initially happened when that gay club was shot up, as I recall. Btw Norwegian gun laws seem very similar to ours, which didn’t stop Breivik.

  134. nilk

    Nilk;

    I remember CL’s blog, Old Bruce.

    Was that when he was Currency Lad?

    Yes indeed, Winston. Like the rest of us who used to loiter with intent at Blair’s old blog I miss the old gang. This working and parenting and the rest has hair on it n- interferes with time I could be playing here.

  135. Diogenes

    Yes Hanoi Jane did get a mention, along with the other traitors who visited Hanoi. The ex soldiers who were being interviewed recounted their incredulousness that she went and said what she did about the pows. Dr Kutscher(?) seemed particularly heartbroken.

  136. Snoopy

    Thank God for cats. If it wasn’t for cats we would be knee deep in bird shit.

    Cats are killing more than 1 million birds in Australia every day

  137. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yes Hanoi Jane did get a mention, along with the other traitors who visited Hanoi.

    Photographed sitting on a 37mm anti aircraft gun, which had recently shot down an American aircraft.

    FWIW, when Jane Fonda released her exercise tape videos, post Viet Nam, someone on a United States Army base decided it would be a good idea for the Post Exchange to sell said tapes. He nearly sparked off a mutiny..

  138. Tom

    Ahahaha. The Paywallian’s climate clickbait AAP brief is up to 521 comments. This is some sort of world record for thousands of online page impressions and return on investment for three paragraphs of climatard gibberish.

  139. Bernard

    Breiviks behaviour was odd for a conservative? Just goes to show no-one is safe with weapons.

  140. Tim Neilson

    Mark from Melbourne
    #2514650, posted on October 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Shhh, let people work it out for themselves.
    It shouldn’t be difficult. Prose style, football allegiance, other demographic hints…

  141. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    Extract from the Oz…………paywalled

    “A terrorism link to the Philippines has not been ruled out as the inspiration for the Las Vegas concert massacre, as shooter Stephen Paddock’s Filipina-Australian girlfriend lands back in the US.

    Marilou Danley, accompanied by FBI agents, arrived back in the US this afternoon (Australian time) on a flight from Manila.

    She was met by federal agents at the airport and will now be taken to Las Vegas.

    Investigators want to know why her boyfriend Stephen Paddock, 64, meticulously planned and then executed a sniper attack from the 32nd floor of his suite in the Mandalay Bay casino that killed 58 concertgoers and injured more than 500 others on Sunday.

    Danley, an Australian citizen born in the Philippines, had been sharing Paddock’s home at a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada, 130km northeast of Las Vegas, according to public records.”“We have a lot of questions, I can tell you that,” Las Vegas Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters on Tuesday.

    At an earlier briefing, Sherrif Joseph Lombardo reiterated police had no other suspects in the shooting itself.

    Investigators initially distanced Paddock’s murderous rampage from terrorism but with the lack of a motive, Ms Danley’s presence in the Philippines and reports Paddock wired $US100,000 ($127,600) to the terrorism hotspot, authorities refused to rule it out.

    “We haven’t absolutely ruled out anything in this investigation,” said Undersheriff McMahill when asked about a potential Philippines terrorism link. “We have a lot more questions than we have answers today.”However, a senior US homeland security official, who has been briefed regularly on the probe but spoke on condition of anonymity, said the working assumption of investigators was the money was intended as a form of life insurance payment for Ms Danley.”

  142. Snoopy

    I hope Leigh Sales or Paul Murray don’t see this. It’s enough to make their heads explode.

    Steve Scalise says Las Vegas massacre and the shooting which nearly killed him have ‘fortified’ his stance against gun control

  143. TWO CARROTS and A STICK

    Carrot Number 1
    I will donate $5,000 to the charity of choice, of the first news media personality who undertakes a transparent, public and on-going investigation into Full Term Abortion in Australia, (calling it for what it is – Murder) which is legal in Victoria and Tasmania, and is being promoted by Emily’s List in the remaining Australian states and territories, in the name of all Australian women.

    Carrot Number 2
    I will donate another $5,000 to the charity of choice of the first Federal or State Politician who succeeds in establishing a transparent and public Royal Commission into pa3dophilia in Roebourne and other indigenous communities, which is being concealed by all politicians and the news media.

    Stick
    The pa3dophile faction which threatens our cowardly politicians should not threaten me.

    I am not alone.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Agile!

    Collins submarines taken off ADF ‘shame file’

    The long-troubled Collins Class submarines have been taken off Defence’s project shame list after nine years.

    ‘This will ensure Australia maintains a potent and agile submarine capability until the introduction of the future submarine fleet,’ Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said in a statement.

    Maybe they will be potent and agile enough to submerge and sail around a bit.
    But only after he spends another $1.1 billion on them.

    [Defence] announced on Wednesday that SAAB Australia will upgrade the subs’ control system, while Raytheon Australia will undertake the communications systems revamp.

    Both projects will cost $540 million.

    Money pits.

  145. Chris

    So the agile and innovative PM has taken a bad project off a list.
    THIS is Potential Greatness!

  146. Boambee John

    stackja at 1400

    Ivan Dougherty quoted in Official History said ‘rabbits’ was a misquote.

    Blamey’s staff oficer Maj Carlyon is on record as saying Blamey was in an agressive mood that day. No recorders present, but rabbits and running were heard by the men on parade. Later explanations included a suggestion that the reference was to the Japanese.

    Regardless, those on parade took what was said badly. Sacking Potts around the same time did not help Blamey’s case.

  147. Chris

    Riccardo, have you been getting pissa-ed with srr?

  148. zyconoclast

    A Tale of Two Vicars

    But let us look at Rev. Coles’
    CV and see how much we find to revere and respect about him: he admits to being a homosexual and taking part in “numerous sexual encounters in a rural lay-by with random male strangers – one of them, at Christmas, with a man completely naked apart from a bow of tinsel around his genitals”.

    Indeed, the Reverend Coles once declared that dogging – having sex with strangers [men] in public places – “was one of the great liberations of my life”.

    In a later interview, he added:

    I was very much healed by the experience of anonymous sex with strangers in lay-bys. I had a fantastic time.
    Of one particular clandestine encounter, he explains:

    Like many gay men after a family Christmas, I decided to seek the comfort of strangers… I pulled into a lay-by, hidden by woodland… a car was parked in the darkness… a figure got out… it was a man, doing a dance, and he was completely naked apart from a bow of tinsel… Merry Christmas, I thought: Happy Feast of the Nativity.
    “Like many gay men… seek the comfort of strangers…” – so that’s what they do, is it?

    Now, homosexuality is an unfortunate condition experienced – according to a recent ONS report – by only around 2% of the population, and whilst we tolerate (i.e. put up with) it, why it deserves to be ‘celebrated’ is not clear, particularly as the conduct described by Coles is – as far as I’m concerned – a disgrace.

    Yet there he is, applauded and championed by the BBC (who according to a recent FOI request, employ homosexuals, bisexuals and ‘transsexuals’ as almost 11 percent of their total workforce, or six times the national average).

    Now what about the other vicar, Rev. Robert West?
    He possesses a profound and detailed knowledge of the Bible which he reads from cover to cover once a year.

    Until 2006 he was a Tory member of South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire but left and “decided to seek refuge from political correctness by applying for asylum with the British National Party – Britain’s finest and most decent party – in our country’s hour of need”.

    Since that time he has been derided, marginalised and generally insulted by people, many of whom take the moral high ground, claiming to be Christians (like the oily, egregious Jonathan Bartley of the Green Party in the clip below, sitting with Louise Mensch and black poet Benjamin Zephaniah), some members of the Church hierarchy and hacks like Nicky Campbell who so rudely asks Rob, “Why are you wearing a dog collar?” and uses phrases like “Jesus in Jackboots”!

  149. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2514674, posted on October 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    comments on General Blamey’s address to 21 Bde, 334n

    In dissecting them further the interesting fact emerges that the three A.I.F. battalions of the 21st Brigade (of which the 2/27th was actually only committed for a few days) lost 26 officers and 470 men killed and wounded during the early days of the campaign—heavier losses than those of either of the two brigades which continued the fight.6

    6 On 9th November General Blamey addressed a parade of the 21st Brigade at the Koitaki cricket ground. During the course of his speech, he said that the Jap was like a gorilla; he would get into a hole and he would not surrender; while in his hole and protected by it he would kill; to be dealt with he had to be got out of his holes and put on the run. Blamey added that it was like shooting rabbits: while the rabbits were in their burrows they could not be shot; they had to be got on the run and then the man with the gun could get them.
    “It never entered my head as I stood there on parade that the general had any idea he was being offensive, or that he intended to be so,” wrote Brigadier Dougherty (then a newcomer to the brigade) afterwards. “But the brigade gave to what he said the interpretation that ‘they ran like rabbits’. This interpretation of what he said spread throughout New Guinea and indeed back home, and resulted in bitter feelings. Following his address to the whole brigade [General Blamey] addressed the officers separately. He was direct with them and said that a few officers in the brigade had failed. This caused bitterness. But after both addresses Blarney told me that he thought highly of the brigade, and repeated to me what he had told the whole brigade — that I, as their new brigade commander, would be very proud of them . ”
    When the brigade was reorganising at Ravenshoe [in 1943] General Blamey’s P.A. one day asked me if the general could speak to my officers. He had been genuinely upset at having hurt my brigade when he addressed them at Koitaki, as he had not intended to do so.
    When speaking to the officers on this occasion he referred to the Koitaki incident. He said he had then said certain things to the officers, and he meant all that he had said. He endeavoured to explain the meaning of what he had said then, and to put his remarks into their correct perspective. His comments on this occasion, frank and sincere, were well received.”

  150. OneWorldGovernment

    nilk
    #2514519, posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Saw a link to this on an American expat website I occasionally visit and think it well worth reading.

    Still catching up on the Old Fred.

    OneWorldGov your link is to CCHR, the Scientologists’ anti-mental health professionals.

    nilk,

    Did not realise CCHR was part of the Scientologists so thank you for pointing that out. As I said I saw the link at an expat forum and thought the article was interesting.

    Should have given a caveat that I had no idea as to the accuracy of the information as presented and I would like to know if it does have any accuracy.

  151. Harlequin Decline

    “If we make guns illegal then nobody will get shot anymore, that’s how we stopped everyone from doing drugs”

    From Twitter via Larry Pickering’s site.

  152. Entropy

    Too early for a conspiracy of silence I think Twostix, if it is the same in a couple of weeks I will agree with you.

    No need to assume conspiracy, they don’t know what to do with it, if a manifesto exists.

  153. OneWorldGovernment

    If the temperature of Sydney is going to get to 50C by 2100 then NSW needs to start building more COAL fired Power Stations now to provide the energy to run the air conditioners that will be required.

    And if everyone is so convinced about subsidised failed wind and solar technology then Gas and COAL fired Power may as well be cut off from the ACT NOW.

    Let them eat their own cake.

  154. Bernard

    We ought to go easy on Jane given the terrible things the Americans were doing.

  155. wivenhoe

    “If we make guns illegal then nobody will get shot anymore, that’s how we stopped everyone from doing drugs”

    If that does not work, then tax it to the max, that worked with stopping binge drinking on alchopops, …apparently?

  156. Bernard

    We ought to go easy on Jane Fonda, given the things the Americans were doing.

  157. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    It begins:

    Yes vote unbeatable ‘unless a lot of people are straight out lying’, says pollster

    Fairfax and the ABC now start the psyops campaign.

  158. Chris

    No need to assume conspiracy, they don’t know what to do with it, if a manifesto exists.

    Quite so. Also, the plod may be professional enough to keep some things from the media to reduce the risks of crazies misusing information or imitating the crime. While they have more information than the public, they can test the claims of people bringing information or use it to help get the story out of people they are interviewing.

  159. Zatara

    A terrorism link to the Philippines has not been ruled out as the inspiration for the Las Vegas concert massacre, as shooter Stephen Paddock’s Filipina-Australian girlfriend lands back in the US.

    Stephen Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, a U.S. official briefed by law enforcement but not authorized to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock transferred $100,000 overseas in days before attack

  160. JC

    It begins:

    Yes vote unbeatable ‘unless a lot of people are straight out lying’, says pollster

    Fairfax and the ABC now start the psyops campaign.

    There is some truth to that. Lots of people are lying. Sadly I did, at the Grand Final party we attended, after wifey begged me to lie because the people holding the party have a gay kid. It would hurt their feelings. I’m not kidding, the question came up about 33.32 seconds after we walked in from a slapper we also know and who knows I despise the Left. She obviously wanted to embarrass me. Anyways, she asked me and I asked her back and when she answered she voted yes, I remained silent. Wifey interjected and said I voted the same way. It was inner city.

    I was talking to a pal today who told me his kid wanted to vote no but she couldn’t tell her friends how she voted because she would be ostracized.
    I still think the yes makes it through, but it won’t be by much.

  161. JC

    Stephen Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, a U.S. official briefed by law enforcement but not authorized to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock transferred $100,000 overseas in days before attack

    Zatara, doesn’t it sound like he was sending money over to his girlfriend/wife? There doesn’t appear to be anything nafarious about the transfer, I reckon.

  162. Zatara

    I still think the yes makes it through, but it won’t be by much.

    No worries, it’s just a survey….

  163. Jo Smyth

    Was doing various jobs today and decided to listen to Alex Jones on You Tube. Listening to one of them, he predicted the LV shooting a couple of days before it happened and he reckons there is a much worse, big event coming later this month or early November. He gave and showed various reasons for this which seem plausible. Roger Stone reckons an attempt at impeachment is imminent and this will coincide with a mass attack on first responders i.e. the police. The evidence from various sources seems to be there. Also various videos have captured a second shooter on the fourth floor at the Mandalay and also ‘sources’ say the police shot the gunman, he did not shoot himself. My question is, why is there no fight back. Is Jeff Sessions complicit in any impeachment attempt, he has been very quiet. These are scary times.

  164. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I was at the footy on Saturday and my cousin was taking the piss out of people by saying “you definitely look like a YES voter”.

    An effective technique I thought.

  165. Snoopy

    Modern rivers are snowflakes which require an ‘independent monitor’* to stay healthy.

    * Makework jobs for greenies.

  166. Boambee John

    Leo G atc1417

    The long term January maximum daily temperature for Sydney is 26 Celsius. Are those climate modellers suggesting Sydney temperatures will rise by about 24 Celsius?

    Jo Nova has reported that the BOM uses electronic thermometers that record at 1 second intervals, not averages over a minute or more.

    One blast of jetwash, bingo, new record!

  167. Zatara

    Zatara, doesn’t it sound like he was sending money over to his girlfriend/wife? There doesn’t appear to be anything nafarious about the transfer, I reckon.

    JC, you could well be right. But they are being pretty cagey about saying exactly who it went to. There are l rumours of other transfers as well.

    She’s his girlfriend apparently. Dunno about you but I don’t recall the last time I was inspired to transfer $100,000 to my girlfriend. Then again I never planned and executed the murder of 50+ people either.

    It’ll all come out in the wash, I hope.

  168. Chris

    I was talking to a pal today who told me his kid wanted to vote no but she couldn’t tell her friends how she voted because she would be ostracized.

    My kid refused to collect his mail, told us to throw it away.
    I asked if I could have it and use his vote. Yes.

  169. notafan

    Zatara, doesn’t it sound like he was sending money over to his girlfriend/wife?

    In context that makes a lot of sense

    Leaving her a nest egg

    I assume that he thinks the rest of his estate will go in civil suites from victims, and rightly so.

  170. JC

    Langdale is reporting this on Twitter.

    Curiousor and curiousor – Gunman Paddock’s GF Marilou Danley was married to 2 men at once, used 2 SSNs, and 2 ID’s

    Sure, it doesn’t mean she was involved, but it also appears like she doesn’t have high morals if true.

  171. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Paddock was a caring man who wanted look after his lover, right before he mowed down 500 people.

    It’s the little things.

  172. Boambee John

    Zycon at 1457

    children of que3r parents in this debate, but we are the lucky ones. Growing up in a family where your gender and s3xuality are supported in whatever form they take

    Later the writer seems to claim “queerness”, so ” whatever form” might be a bit limited.

    Any form but heteronormative?

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    and also ‘sources’ say the police shot the gunman, he did not shoot himself.

    Jo – The guy put a revolver into his mouth and blew his own brains out. The photo is very graphic and very conclusive.

    You can see the photo if you wish towards the end of this article.

  174. Zatara

    Crocodile Tears and Excuses from Puerto Rico and CNN

    Good article that summarizes what many here were pointing out about the left’s Puerto Rico hypocrisy.

    “Anderson didn’t ask why supplies that are so desperately needed by the people were being used as a photo prop instead.

    He also didn’t comment on the fact that nine days after Hurricane Maria hit, “Less than half of the 8,000 members of the Puerto Rico National Guard are on duty” according to the Washington Post. Or how the Teamsters Union, a branch of the Democrat Party, refused to deliver supplies, instead using the hurricane as contract negotiating leverage.

    Interestingly, Mayor Cruz, while speaking to Mr. Cooper, perhaps auditioning for a gig on CNN or MSNBC, was wearing a t-shirt with “Help us we are dying” written on the front. The 2017 version of “Hands up don’t shoot”. Amazing that an island with no food, water, electricity or other basic services has a t-shirt shop up and running, printing a shirt for the mayor to wear while being interviewed on CNN. Unless Mr. Cooper brought her the t-shirt to wear specifically for the interview, which would be a new low in media propagandizing.”

  175. cohenite

    Vegas is wrong. He was either a complete nihilist and misanthrope or had some ideological kink. Nutters don’t do what he did.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    IN A despairing response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Waleed Aly has hit out at US politicians, saying they are too cowardly to face up to the real reason a seemingly ordinary man managed to kill almost 60 people. “The truth about this act is not how evil it is, but how incredibly ordinary it has become,” he said on Tuesday’s night’s show on Channel 10. “This will happen again.”

    Is this the same Squalid Wally who described Islamic terrorism as a “mere irritant”.
    Why the sudden outrage?

  177. Crossie

    Climate change could sentence Melbourne and Sydney to 50-degree days by the turn of the century,

    That’s all I needed to read to decide life’s too short to read the rest of it.

    Just as well the Australian is behind a paywall, it kills the temptation to read any other of their rubbish.

  178. Boambee John

    stackja at 1605

    Familiar with that passage.

    What Blamey intended at the time, and what he decided later he intended are interesting, but what the men thought he intended was what mattered on the day.

    By the time he addressed the officers, the feeling of the men would have been known. Then was the time to correct any incorrect impression, preferably with an apology for poor wording, not more than a year later.

    Remember Carlyon’s comment about Blamey’s mood that day.

  179. Robber Baron

    I feel I’m doing muslim watch. Am at catholic hospital getting a coffee. Muslim woman orders a coffee and asks the young girl serving, “Is the milk halal?” Young girl looks perplexed, ums and ahhs and says she will ask her boss. Italian looking bloke confidently walks over and says, “Yes, it’s halal, everything here is halal, would you like to buy some delicious halal chocolate muffins, they are delicious, freshly baked today.” Awesome liar. Brought a smile to my face. That’s reverse taqiyya. Love it.

  180. Chris

    cohenite, what about completely rational and acting as taught by Islam, without being one?

  181. Zatara

    Or how the Teamsters Union, a branch of the Democrat Party, refused to deliver supplies, instead using the hurricane as contract negotiating leverage.

    P.S. A mate of mine in South Florida tells me that FEMA is advertising furiously for people with CDLs (truck licenses) to go to Puerto Rico immediately. Anecdotal yes, but it fits.

  182. JC

    “Vegas” hasn’t reached any conclusion nor come up with any theories as yet, Cohenite. “Vegas” still investigating.

  183. Gab

    I’ve worked with many muslims, had coffee and meals with them. Not once did any of them ask if the food or beverage was halal.

  184. Gab

    Who on earth is “Vegas”??

  185. notafan

    “Is the milk halal?”

    Which is utter nonsense anyhow. She knows perfectly well that milk is naturally halal, just like water and coffee beans the lying liar.

  186. Crossie

    Have no fear, Josh Frydenberg is here.

    He has a plan to power Australia forward with sustainable energy, reducing emissions and meeting our Paris Agreement targets.

    And did you know you beat the heat with window shading?

    No need for energy hungry air conditioners.

    Tips and news at the website, folks.

    When Josh starts ordering sunblock curtains for Parliament House and decommissions the air con system then I will believe he is serious.

  187. JC

    The cops aren’t going to get anything from the girlfriend, because she’s going to say she had no idea.

    The brother appears like he’s a bit of a media whore and said some strange things like..

    “he rarely made contact with the family” and almost with the same breath says they were in contact a short while ago. He also keeps talking about how wealthy his brother was. Weird.

  188. Zaan

    Over at Mamamia, comparing people having Abortions to the people purchasing guns.
    Not a good move, over 700,000 abortions in the US this year.

  189. Boambee John

    IN A despairing response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Waleed Aly has hit out at US politicians, saying they are too cowardly to face up to the real reason a seemingly ordinary man managed to kill almost 60 people. “The truth about this act is not how evil it is, but how incredibly ordinary it has become,” he said on Tuesday’s night’s show on Channel 10. “This will happen again.”

    So a bit like Islamic terrorism then?

    Guns, vehicles, knives, bombs, politicians too cowardly to face up to the real eeasons?

    Any Muslim, anywhere, anytime as another commenter here says.

  190. Arky

    Damn your eyeballs, Briggs and Stratton.
    Just purchased a new lawnmower.
    (Anyone want me to cut their grass?)
    Mowing away cheerfully for twenty minutes until I hit a big clump of grass and it stalled.
    No worries. I immediately and instinctively bent over and put my hand where the priming bulb was on the old mower.
    Only on this one that was where the exhaust was.
    Two badly burnt fingers.
    Could be worse, I could have been using my massive long todger to prime the engine.

  191. JC

    The most relieved human being on the planet.

    Internet trolls flooded social media with fake information about the Las Vegas massacre in the hours that followed — with some even posting photos of people who share the same name as the shooter.
    follow the story

    Stephen Paddock, of Canada, was one of the unfortunate souls who got wrongly identified after a 4chan user spotted his recently-created Instagram account and posted his profile picture online.

  192. Geriatric Mayfly

    I feel I’m doing muslim watch. Am at catholic hospital getting a coffee. Muslim woman orders a coffee and asks the young girl serving, “Is the milk halal?”

    And we pander to these absurdities. Tell me, the cow has to be facing Mecca when she delivers her milk. Then there is pasteurisation. The vats will have had a line or two in the Q’ran which will require adherence to another ridiculous prescription. Asserting one’s credentials as a nuisance is all part of their game.

  193. Boambee John

    LL at 1704

    Why the sudden outrage?

    Muslims don’t like competition in their preferred careers?

  194. Bruce of Newcastle

    Our Yassmin has surfaced to opine about Las Vegas. Tim Blair is on the case…

    IT’S ALL ABOUT YASSMIN

    She has the impenetrable insensitivity of that 300 km solid metal asteroid NASA wants to visit.

  195. JC

    Gab
    #2514729, posted on October 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Who on earth is “Vegas”??

    Cohenite must be referring to the gals at the Mustang Ranch who must have come up with their own theory.

  196. herodotus

    Can you march down a public street in a protest or demo and then object to a photo with you in it being used as an illustration of that protest?
    Isn’t the point of a protest march to front up and show publicly that you personally support whatever ratbag cause it is?

  197. Chris

    Could be worse, I could have been using my massive long todger to prime the engine.

    Smooooth operator, you.

  198. Arky

    I mean seriously, you are designing a replacement engine and you swap the position of the priming bulb and the exhaust.
    Dumbarses.

  199. David from Canberra

    A Summary of Unanswered Questions Concerning the Las Vegas Shooting

    http://tinyurl.com/yc5mek5y

    You have to click on some agreement then transfer to the correct page. No need to enter username or other BS. First post has a summary of all questions about the LV shooting, all with links, very interesting. No conspiracy theories, just questions. I’ll cut & paste them if people ask, but it’s long (all referenced)

  200. Jo,
    How come neither the police, witnesses on the ground or the many many journalists in town have not come up with any evidence to support the 4th floor shooter story. Yet you seem to believe Jones and his “sources”.

    Tom above has indicated Jones lacks credibility.

  201. JC

    Really?

    There have been reports that the shooter and his girlfriend attended Antifa and anti-Trump events in the United States and possessed Antifa literature. Antifa in Melbourne, Australia initially claimed responsibility for the attack and called the shooter their “brother.” Was the shooter and/or his girlfriend affiliated with Antifa? Was Antifa involved in the attack?

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And we pander to these absurdities. Tell me, the cow has to be facing Mecca when she delivers her milk.

    My understanding, and I’m happy to be corrected is that if halal food isn’t available, all the follower of the Prophet has to do is say the correct prayer over said food, and it’s all good. As you say, we pander to these absurdities, knowing as soon as one set of demands is met, there will be further. Bottle of single malt says that the next demand will be for a prayer room at the hospital.

  203. rickw

    So gun control is not about gun control, strictly speaking. Gun control is people control. Gun control is not about the abolition of gun ownership. Gun control is about a rearrangement of the gun ownership—where the people below give them up, and the people above keep all of theirs. But when you have had countless indicators that the people above despise you, and harbor nothing but contempt for your way of life, you will not be eager for them to gain any more power. …

    Australians are significantly more controlled by government since 1996.

  204. Barry

    Could be worse, I could have been using my massive long todger to prime the engine.

    Sounds like a very specialist fetish

  205. JC

    It get curiousor.

    Marilou Danley’s husband or ex-husband is (allegedly) 76 year old Geary Danley. His Facebook account is rife with Leftist ideology, dozens upon dozens of “likes” of every Leftist and anti-Trump group imaginable, including ShareBlue and most importantly, Rubicon Training Group, a gun training and gun course company. Geary has knowledge of and a proclivity for guns, as a careful reading of his FB will reveal. Paddock and Geary Danley share one degree of separation. Even though Geary supposedly lives in Arkansas, public records reveal he has a decades-long history of living in the state of Nevada. Was he involved in any capacity?

  206. Chris

    Sounds like a very specialist fetish

    Like sticking it in the pickle slicer?

  207. rickw

    I mean seriously, you are designing a replacement engine and you swap the position of the priming bulb and the exhaust.
    Dumbarses.

    I thought you were talking about a problem with a woman until I read upthread!

  208. Senile Old Guy

    The Coalition for Marriage has been suddenly left without a venue for a same-sex marriage No campaign event in Tasmania, after the Wrest Point Casino cancelled its booking. The coalition was set to host a rally at the casino’s 600-seat Plenary Hall on Friday, spruiking speakers such as senator Cory Bernardi, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton and “Political Posting Mumma” — who the coalition describes as a “Facebook sensation”. A contract was signed on Monday, and fees for the hire were paid on Tuesday. The group was informed today the venue was “no longer available”.

    But I keep reading that it is the “yes” voters who are getting victimised?

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    An anniversary which hasn’t had much coverage:

    Sputnik, the tiny sphere that launched the space race

    The secrecy around the project meant Shiganov didn’t learn of the actual launch until he heard on the radio that the first Earth satellite was put in orbit on October 4, 1957 from a testing range in Kazakhstan, the future Baikonur cosmodrome.

    The human race may be just as bloodthirstily nutty as it was 60 years ago but we’ve had a lot of fun over that time too.

  210. thefrolickingmole

    Mexico shows how feminism is done properly…

    Outrage greets Mexican feminism panel with 11 participants – all of them male

    Can someone translate what this particular void of knowledge meant by this statement?

    For many, the incident illustrated a frequent problem related to male involvement. “Feminists don’t hate men,” González said. “We just want them to stop being protagonists everywhere.”

  211. rickw

    It get curiousor.

    My guess is that this definitely involves islam and possibly the left (their first real shooting operation together!)

    Islam: ISIS hasn’t previously made false claims, nor does it have much motivation to start. Via the Filipino companion, there is a plausible route to infection of Paddock.

    The Left: Clearly a lot of planning and expertise, there are a number Lefty associates of Paddock that have this expertise.

    The Target: Few events in Vegas that would have better ticked all stakeholders boxes.

  212. rickw

    I feel I’m doing muslim watch. Am at catholic hospital getting a coffee. Muslim woman orders a coffee and asks the young girl serving, “Is the milk halal?”

    That’s when you say yes and quietly take a piss in it.

  213. Chris

    rickw that would be lacking in integrity.

  214. cynical1

    IN A despairing response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Waleed Aly has hit out at US politicians, saying they are too cowardly to face up to the real reason a seemingly ordinary man managed to kill almost 60 people. “The truth about this act is not how evil it is, but how incredibly ordinary it has become,” he said on Tuesday’s night’s show on Channel 10. “This will happen again.”

    What an odious little twat he is.

  215. Chris

    What an odious little twat he is.

    Indeed, he is an irritant.

  216. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I mean seriously, you are designing a replacement engine and you swap the position of the priming bulb and the exhaust.
    Dumbarses.

    The alleged conversation between St. Peter and William Harley.

    SP: What is your justification for entering heaven?

    WH: I pioneered two wheel mechanised transport for the masses.

    SP: God does not consider this sufficient.

    WH: Well what has God designed that trumps my invention?

    SP: Woman!

    WH: Pfft…an invention with many design flaws, which I demand to discuss with Him.

    SP: Very well then.

    G: Now Billy, share your thoughts with the Lord.

    WH: Look, with all due respect, for starters, you placed the inlet too close to the exhaust.

    G: That may be true, but more blokes ride my invention than yours. Access denied!

  217. Chris

    IN A despairing response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Waleed Aly has hit out at US politicians, saying they are too cowardly to face up to the real reason a seemingly ordinary man managed to kill almost 60 people. “The truth about this act is not how evil it is, but how incredibly ordinary it has become,” he said on Tuesday’s night’s show on Channel 10. “This will happen again.”

    Israel stopped school shootings by giving teachers guns. Why dont we follow Israel’s example?

  218. Geriatric Mayfly

    Could be worse, I could have been using my massive long todger to prime the engine.

    Any major mishap there could prejudice your access to pron, if using the latest dickometrics, Penis Recognition Technology. See yesterday’s post on this breakthrough in human advancement. Men only I’m afraid.

  219. David from Canberra

    Worth watching: body language expert (according to themselves, anyway) on the interview of the shooter’s brother:



    Brother clearly doesn’t like shooter, but kinda half-smiles when he answers a question on whether the shooter had any strong political views. A quote from someone else on the brother’s interview:

    “there’s no doubt about it, it was …him who did this. There was no doubt it, cause he was…him”

    when he said the last ‘him’, at the end, he looks down and smiles with a ‘my fkn nutty brother, that’s just like him to go off the rails’.

    this brother is totally covering for SOMETHING. you can see it all through the interview, LOL. He has no emotion of the death of his brother, NONE!

  220. Empire GTHO Phase III

    A contract was signed on Monday, and fees for the hire were paid on Tuesday. The group was informed today the venue was “no longer available”.

    I’d like to see the contract. It would be worth suing just to flush the gaystapo out in the discovery.

  221. Mike of Marion

    Arky
    #2514744, posted on October 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Haven’t you heard of ‘built in redundancy’?

  222. Baldrick

    Our Yassmin has surfaced to opine about Las Vegas. Tim Blair is on the case…

    Poor Yassi was struggling for relevancy even when she was living in Australia, now it’s even worse.
    I give her 12 months before she sneaks back into the country and back onto a taxpayer funded gravy train.

  223. cynical1

    I mean seriously, you are designing a replacement engine and you swap the position of the priming bulb and the exhaust.

    Bit like gay marriage…

  224. Gab

    My understanding, and I’m happy to be corrected is that if halal food isn’t available, all the follower of the Prophet has to do is say the correct prayer over said food, and it’s all good

    You are 100% correct.

  225. Roger

    Bottle of single malt says that the next demand will be for a prayer room at the hospital.

    Once granted this they’ll then demand that all the crucifixes be taken down and any statues or pictures of Jesus or Mary be removed.

  226. Geriatric Mayfly

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2514776, posted on October 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm
    FBI greets Aussie girlfriend
    Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend has landed in the US to face questions about the massacre, and $100k sent overseas just before it.
    The Oz

    Pic shows her being off-loaded in a wheel chair. Presume she’s on our disability pension.

  227. cohenite

    Chris

    #2514724, posted on October 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    cohenite, what about completely rational and acting as taught by Islam, without being one?

    That’s what I mean; the level of organisation, preparation and commitment was exceptional. For a guy with no military record or experience and no apparent shooting activity this was well executed. The suicide was also strange; terrorists usually want to go out in a blaze of glory taking as many of the police as possible or hang around to expound their reasons like McVeigh or Breivik. The psychology is strange even by Islamic standards.

  228. Arky

    Look. This is serious.
    My finger really hurts.

  229. JC

    That’s what I mean; the level of organisation, preparation and commitment was exceptional. For a guy with no military record or experience and no apparent shooting activity this was well executed.

    I don’t understand why people consider this is some sort of revelation. The prick was possibly at or above average intelligence. Learning how to shoot those automatics isn’t exactly brain surgery and breaking the window, overlooking the concert, doesn’t require a Nobel prize in mathematics. He then fired and kept shooting towards 20,000 people. I dunno how many shots he fired, but but appears to be countless and never ending. Why would you require military training to fire those guns or even plan this?

  230. Senile Old Guy

    Cold on it straight away.

  231. Gab

    That’s what I mean; the level of organisation, preparation and commitment was exceptional.

    From the get-go I thought no way this is a “lone wolrf” shooter. He had help and maybe there was even another shooter. Then Learning today of all the surveillance cameras, only reinforces my initial instinct.

  232. Delta A

    My finger really hurts.

    Poor Arky. Kissy kissy.

    Now shush.

  233. John Constantine

    Silver burns lotion can be a real friend to a man.

    Spoken by a chap that had a header radiator blow the cap off while he was walking around the top of the engine bay. Lucky to be wearing jeans not shorts that day.

  234. Chris

    Look. This is serious.
    My finger really hurts.

    Are you running cold water on it? Well go do that for a while then.

  235. JC

    Furthermore, this was a devil who appeared to love guns to the point of obsession, which weirdly and creepily resembles Laserjet 8600’s 24/7 obsession.

    You don’t require military training, as you can self teach how to use them.

    As for the planning. It ain’t much. It’s certainly devious and astonishing in certain ways, but someone of his intelligence could carry it out.

  236. Delta A

    Are you running cold water on it?

    He knows what to do. He’s just attention seeking.

    Ignore him until he starts exhibiting positive behaviours.

  237. Geriatric Mayfly

    Did a label say HOT where you burnt your little piggy Arky. If not, sue! Even the roast chickens these days give ample warning of excessive heat. As do a lot of other things that barely reach tepid.

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