Wednesday Forum: October 11, 2017

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  1. test pattern

    Uh-oh, more trouble for the 7th fleet. USS Shiloh – a floating prison.

    “It’s only a matter of time before something horrible happens,” one shipmate warned. “Our sailors do not trust the CO,” another noted. It’s a “floating prison,” one said.

    “I just pray we never have to shoot down a missile from North Korea,” a distraught sailor lamented, “because then our ineffectiveness will really show.”

    These comments come from three command climate surveys taken on the cruiser Shiloh during Capt. Adam M. Aycock’s recently-completed 26-month command. The Japan-based ship is a vital cog in U.S. ballistic missile defense and the 7th Fleet’s West Pacific mission to deter North Korea and counter ascendant Chinese and Russian navies. These comments are not unique. Each survey runs hundreds of pages, with crew members writing anonymously of dysfunction from the top, suicidal thoughts, exhaustion, despair and concern that the Shiloh was being pushed underway while vital repairs remained incomplete.’

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/10/09/i-now-hate-my-ship-surveys-reveal-disastrous-morale-on-cruiser-shiloh/

  2. Makka

    Millennial sooks on the Shiloh get a voice and do what – whinge.

    Yawn.

  3. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I wouldn’t be so quick to write it off as a whinge, Makka.

    Obongo culled a lot of command talent from the military and promoted PC hacks. There will be consequences.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Millennial sooks on the Shiloh get a voice and do what – whinge.

    Yawn.

    Should never have abolished flogging, or hanging from the yardarm. Only way to keep the little sooks in line.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Obongo culled a lot of command talent from the military and promoted PC hacks.

    Ah yes the Great Green Fleet.
    Fighting for Gaia using used chip oil as fuel.

  6. Chris

    Should never have abolished flogging, or hanging from the yardarm. Only way to keep the little sooks in line.

    The US Navy – no rum, Obama encouraged the sodomy, and the lash has just been applied as huge command failures were revealed after the two collisions.

    The sooking is just now while the bad smell hangs over them. They have what it takes to work hard and get over it.

  7. Makka

    Those comments don’t sound like they come from seasoned old salts to me, Empire. More like precious petals.

    “The guided-missile cruiser Shiloh sailor who was presumed lost at sea only to be found a week later in the ship’s engine room was charged with abandoning watch and dereliction of duty after admitting that he intentionally hid from his fellow sailors, Navy officials say.”

    Millennial.

  8. Infidel Tiger

    I wouldn’t be so quick to write it off as a whinge, Makka.

    Obongo culled a lot of command talent from the military and promoted PC hacks. There will be consequences.

    Exactly.

    Considering how many US Navy accidents there have been of late they are probably spot on. The western world’s military is in tatters. We are in big trouble.

  9. Snoopy

    ,” a distraught sailor lamented,

    LOL. It’s a bitch when the ship’s NEX store runs out of hair conditioner.

  10. Gilas;

    The absent linea nigra would support my view that the model is dark-haired and nulli-gravida.

    The fact that the lass has dark brown hair is evident in her photo.
    Do you not have the full length non squared box version?
    Oh.
    That’s bad luck, is it not?

  11. Makka

    “While USS Shiloh was meeting all operational requirements, a positive command climate should also be enforced,” Perkins said in an email.

    He was a hard arse. Old school. The petals couldn’t hack it and cried to HR.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘USS Bread and Water’: Old and rare punishment loomed over a demoralized crew

    Sailors aboard the cruiser Shiloh often worried about the commanding officer’s use of an antiquated punishment: Three days in the brig with nothing to eat but bread and water.

    What’s the problem? The bread might be stale, but you get all the water you can drink.

  13. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Millennial

    No argument about him.

  14. calli

    Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.

    Just unpacked after 4 1/2 weeks abroad. This is still the best place in the world (with the possible exception of Japan). But Sydney airport is still a disgrace.

    Some things never change.

  15. Snoopy

    Considering how many US Navy accidents there have been of late they are probably spot on. The western world’s military is in tatters. We are in big trouble.

    Hopefully the USN has learned that 10 years of rimming the brass’s arse at the Pentagon doesn’t equip someone to command a warship.

  16. calli

    Lol. A quick upscroll reveals JugsGate is still a thing. 😀

  17. JC

    But Sydney airport is still a disgrace.

    Why? Explain.

  18. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Any survey of that nature will turn up data that every miscreant with an axe to grind will massage to suit their interests.

    Thing is, if you’ve got a longitudinal set and the trend shows a huge variance, something is going on and the brass needs to know what.

    Maybe Morris was a crap commander and Aycock was sorting out his shit. Maybe the crew demographic has shifted enough for millennials to be a factor. Maybe Aycock is a prick?

    Who knows?

  19. Gab

    Ex punk “rocker” … gone for Good.

    Isis ‘White Widow’ Sally Jones is killed by US drone strike

    Jihadist recruiter dies trying to flee Raqqa

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/isis-white-widow-sally-jones-is-killed-by-us-drone-strike-sdn3sgzj5

  20. cohenite

    In one case I saw a boy of about 14 years flogged brutally with a horsewhip by his master, right in the centre of Roebourne, the chief town of the Nor -west. The boy’s master was a leading member of the local church…

    Yeah; and what is happening in Roebourne today isn’t too hot either:

    https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/wa-violence-video-aims-to-shock-pm-ng-b88561650z

  21. Empire GTHO Phase III

    JC

    We are familiar with your true and deep investor love for SYD.

    As a customer, KSA sucks arse.

  22. Crossie

    It’s good to know that John Howard thinks the Shooters Party is the biggest political threat to NSW and not the Coalition idiots who have pissed off even most of their members, never mind the voters.

    What are all our politicians drinking, smoking or sniffing?

  23. thefrolickingmole

    Pot plant man didnt seem to hold a grudge when he was turned down though

    She wrote: “After singing I said again that I had to leave. He stood in front of [the door] and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened.

    “Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out … I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong.

    “I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.”

    I think theres a fair bit of victim poker going on now, as well as retrospective casting couch regrets.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    It’s good to know that John Howard thinks the Shooters Party is the biggest political threat to NSW and not the Coalition idiots who have pissed off even most of their members, never mind the voters.

    As I have said maybe a hundred times on this quaint little website, John Howard was the most destructive PM we have ever had. He continues to be so.

  25. Fisky

    As I have said maybe a hundred times on this quaint little website, John Howard was the most destructive PM we have ever had. He continues to be so.

    John Howard was the architect of our high-cost high-debt ponzi economy. His reputation will not survive!

  26. Crossie

    Obongo culled a lot of command talent from the military and promoted PC hacks. There will be consequences.

    Then Trump should do some firing or retiring of his own and promote those he likes.

  27. Crossie

    But Sydney airport is still a disgrace.

    Agreed though LAX and Heathrow are even worse. All three aging badly.

  28. Infidel Tiger

    Howard stopped a couple of hundred boat people and then flew in 300,000 every year since.

    He wrecked the joint.

  29. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The Chief Library Monitor is a dwarf who was teased mercilessly as a boy.

    The vengeance is strong. They say he wore body armour in ’96, but don’t tell you about the box he wore to conceal his schadenboner when he disarmed the tough guys.

    Trapped by small man syndrome, he will be a sanctimonious meddling prick until his final breath.

  30. Crossie

    I still consider John Howard’s most egregious act convincing Malcolm Turnbull to remain in parliament after losing the leadership in 2009.

  31. Fisky

    Howard waved through about 20,000 Somalis and Sudanese, who commit violent crimes at about 100x the average rate. Complete moron.

  32. calli

    Why? Explain.

    Firstly, JC, it’s been in a constant state of renovation since at least 2000 when I made a motza out of a nice little contract.

    Secondly, the vast conga line of visitors waiting to be processed rivals Heathrow. We arrived on CX101 around midday which is generally quiet compared to first thing after the idiotic curfew lifts. This is an Immigration thing, not SACL, but it’s still a bad look.

  33. Tom

    But Sydney airport is still a disgrace.

    Why? Explain.

    Hahaha! Greedy investors in asset-thrashing, unregulated monopolies want to know, Calli.

  34. Natural Instinct

    October 11, 2017

    HOW TOP NBC EXECUTIVES QUASHED THE BOMBSHELL HARVEY WEINSTEIN STORY:

    NBC had initially been reticent about reporting on other news outlets’ stories on Weinstein as well. Last Thursday, when The New York Times first broke the story of Weinstein’s long history of alleged sexual abuse, both CBS and ABC carried the Weinstein story on their evening broadcasts. But NBC was conspicuously absent among its competitors and didn’t air a Weinstein piece that evening on “NBC Nightly News,” despite having had seven hours to put together a story (the Times article was published at 11 a.m. EDT).

    Some NBC sources said that the broadcast was jam-packed with breaking news, including reporting on the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting and the NBC News report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Donald Trump a “moron.” But the broadcast also had room for a segment on NFL player Cam Newton’s sexist remarks to a female reporter and a segment about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

  35. Tom

    Oh, good. I hit send before you explained it to the greedy monopoly investor, Calli. LOL.

  36. cohenite

    If SFF get up this week end I would say howard and that abominable idiot fischer won’t have a reputation left to trash.

  37. IT;

    Considering how many US Navy accidents there have been of late they are probably spot on. The western world’s military is in tatters. We are in big trouble.

    IT has it.
    Our military is, from what I hear, riddled with the same issues.
    Incompetent leadership. Affirmative action appointments. Social Justice Generals in high heels.
    Just like the nation.

  38. calli

    I did witness an arrest by the Federal Police though. A little theatre to pass the time.

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    after admitting that he intentionally hid from his fellow sailors, Navy officials say.”

    Jesus F$cking Christ.
    What is this sh$t,
    f$cking Village People Hide and Seek?

  40. Neil

    As I have said maybe a hundred times on this quaint little website, John Howard was the most destructive PM we have ever had.

    Why? Because he banned some of the types of weapons that guy was using on the 32nd floor? My understanding is that if you want a gun you can get one just not an AK47 and things like that. I agree with Howard

  41. Snoopy

    Don’t knock KSA. I love the buses to and from the domestic terminals.

  42. Infidel Tiger

    An arrest?

    Did someone complain about the price of parking or try to buy 3 packs of duty free smokes?

  43. Viva

    Arky

    Hope is for women, children and gaywads.
    Real men either act or endure.

    Stand out quote in relation to Heath Ledger’s character Ennis Del Mar

    “There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can’t fix it you’ve got to stand it.”
    ― Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain

  44. rickw

    Howard waved through about 20,000 Somalis and Sudanese, who commit violent crimes at about 100x the average rate. Complete moron.

    Let’s not lose focus on those nasty and murderous Australian gun owners, they’re the real problem!

  45. Infidel Tiger

    Howard gave Australia the most expensive housing and most expensive electricity in the world.

    What a legacy.

  46. chrisl

    Surely boobsgate needs it’s own thread
    WHERE IS THE FAIRNESS?
    After all finding the owner of a pair of boobs is way more important than those pesky burglars and car jackings.
    I have recently been burgled but never been accosted by a pair of ….

  47. rickw

    Why? Because he banned some of the types of weapons that guy was using on the 32nd floor? My understanding is that if you want a gun you can get one just not an AK47 and things like that. I agree with Howard

    “not an AK47 and things like that”

    So you have zero understanding of Howard’s Gun Laws and yet you agree with him?

  48. Tom

    Howard gave Australia the most expensive housing and most expensive electricity in the world.

    Anyone who thinks Australia isn’t a series of anti-competitive rackets and Ponzi schemes is living on Mars. If you want to do business in a competitive economy, move to America.

    The Australian economy will be dredged from the bottom of the harbor in a decade or so.

  49. Des Deskperson

    I forgot to mention that yesterday I saw GP CAPT Catherine ‘Cate’ Mc Gregor at the once hip but now slightly unfashionable Silo cafe in Kingston ACT.

    Judging by her street appearance, her transition from male to female has not been flawless, in terms of being competent and convincing. .

  50. Snoopy

    . If you want to do business in a competitive economy, move to America.

    Australia doesn’t have the US Army Corps of Engineers. Be thankful for that.

  51. Snoopy

    Des is becoming the Cat’s Nola Dekyvere! And please keep it up.

  52. Joe

    So you have zero understanding of Howard’s Gun Laws and yet you agree with him?

    Yes, shrinking violets MUST be protected from those gun owning brutes!

  53. Top Ender

    I hope the young lady at the centre of Nork Gate gets a lot out of it.

    In a fortnight it will all be forgotten, and then it will thanks for the mammaries.

  54. Snoopy

    Although to be fair to Nola, I doubt she ever went further south than Moss Vale.

  55. Roger

    The Australian economy will be dredged from the bottom of the harbor in a decade or so.

    By the Chinese.

  56. Snoopy

    Can you imagine the ‘plight’ of plastic surgeons? “I want a pair just like these”.

  57. I don’t think Kate McGregor is still serving in the ADF.

  58. OneWorldGovernment

    test pattern
    #2521285, posted on October 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Mansell wants reparations. Good start. But nothing can adequately compensate for a war of extermination.

    ‘BLACK SLAVES AND WHITE BRUTES
    SIR JOHN FORREST DEFENDS THE CHAINS. INHUMAN WHITE SAVAGERY. 1901

    splatter pattern

    I promise you one thing.

    Some of us will recreate Philippes landing and will shoot to death every single misogynistic BLACK arzehole big man.

    You identify yourself with stone age crap.

  59. Tel

    Howard stopped a couple of hundred boat people and then flew in 300,000 every year since.

    Those unions weren’t about to drive down wages without a little nudge from outside you know.

  60. OneWorldGovernment

    The truth is that Aboriginal MEN smash the crap out of the women.

  61. Top Ender

    On the other hand, who’d like to crowd fund an ex-US Navy nuclear reactor to be placed in my five acre block?

    Will I really be paid to cut my power usage?

    Yes. The demand management program will involve paying an incentive for energy users to:

    Reduce their power consumption,
    Switch to backup generation, or
    Dispatch their energy storage for short periods when electricity reserves reach critically low levels.
    But it’s only voluntary so you’ll have to register your interest if you want to be a part of the program.

    Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said this could translate to a household being paid $25 each time it switched off power at a peak demand time.

    If that happened 10 times in a year (the most amount of days the program is expected to be used) they’d be $250 richer.

    Link

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    After Mr Weinstein’s exciting contribution to botany comes this new study in the field of zoology:

    Simulating cetacean sex with cadaver parts offers insight into marine copulation

    Yes, that headline is correct: these researchers did a whole study on dolphin sex by trying to fit together artificially inflated amputated organs of dead dolphins.
    And you thought Hollywood was kinky.

  63. OneWorldGovernment

    Aboriginal MEN could not keep a backward camp together unless they had Australian Taxpayer Money.

    If Aboriginal MEN were fair dinkum then they would not need any tax money

  64. hzhousewife

    Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said this could translate to a household being paid $25 each time it switched off power at a peak demand time.

    Switched off for how long? and who counts how often and how long?

  65. Leigh Lowe

    With regard to the Harvey Winestain matter, have any Cats seen the series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Larry David?
    It is set in Hollywood and there is a character on that show called Jeff Greene (played by Jeff Garlin).
    The character Greene is a lecherous slug and totally shameless about his exploits.
    Also, the actor Garlin bears more than a passing resemblance to Winestain
    I wonder if Larry David was thinking of Winestain when he developed and cast the Greene character.

  66. OneWorldGovernment

    wheinstain would fit right into an Australian Aboriginal community

  67. Shy Ted

    Julia Gillard is about to get an honorary doctorate from Uni South Aus. Her professorship only cost us $100m. The Dr title seems to be a freebie. Doctor Perfesser! Who knew we were so lucky.

  68. zyconoclast

    Obongo culled a lot of command talent from the military and promoted PC hacks.

    Ah yes the Great Green Fleet.
    Fighting for Gaia using used chip oil as fuel.

    And a reminder
    US Navy taking the piss.
    New aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford has no urinals

    When he is designing a bathroom, Kaufman says he is required to allot around 1,500 square inches of space for a urinal. A toilet needs more than 3,300 square inches.

    For a ship like the Ford, which cost upwards of $13 billion, every inch of space matters tremendously.

    ‘Why would you want the ship to be bigger just for fixtures?’ said Kaufman. ‘You can get twice as many urinals as water closets.’

    For now, the Ford will be the only Navy ship in the fleet that is entirely outfitted with gender-neutral bathrooms, said Bill Couch, a Naval Sea Systems Command spokesperson.

    Regardless, urinals on aircraft carriers may be a thing of the past.”

  69. OneWorldGovernment

    Hey mal and bill, the flowerpot men

    There is not much chance and you best tell your protective service type people but if I where to ever meet either of you despicable people I would kick you in the guts.

    You are foul.

  70. Geriatric Mayfly

    Jeff Greene

    Is it one and the same married to that Suzie Green? I feel nothing but pity for Jeff. A banshee without compare: ” Get out of my house you four eyed freak. “

  71. Crossie

    Howard gave Australia the most expensive housing and most expensive electricity in the world.

    The expensive housing can be sheeted home to state governments. I have no problem with restricting residential purchases to permanent residents. That would block the Chinese buying up everything in sight so they can safely park their money outside China.

  72. Roger

    Julia Gillard is about to get an honorary doctorate from Uni South Aus. Her professorship only cost us $100m. The Dr title seems to be a freebie. Doctor Perfesser! Who knew we were so lucky.

    It’s honorary; she’s not thereby entitled to style herself “Doctor”.

  73. Gab

    It’s honorary; she’s not thereby entitled to style herself “Doctor”.

    The dumb bogan wouldn’t know that and wouldn’t care.

  74. cohenite

    Shy Ted

    #2521462, posted on October 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Julia Gillard is about to get an honorary doctorate from Uni South Aus. Her professorship only cost us $100m. The Dr title seems to be a freebie. Doctor Perfesser! Who knew we were so lucky.

    And she can’t get a practising certificate.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Julia Gillard is about to get an honorary doctorate from Uni South Aus.

    Just as Harvey Weinstein has his honorary doctorate rescinded.
    Both obviously worth every square millimetre of sheepskin.

    Harvey Weinstein’s College Moves to Revoke His Honorary Degree

    Officials at the University at Buffalo, which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, asked the SUNY board revoke the honorary doctorate of humane letters, which the school bestowed on Weinstein in 2000. Weinstein attended the university from 1969 to 1973.

    Humane letters eh? Is that like French letters?

  76. Tel

    Regardless, urinals on aircraft carriers may be a thing of the past.

    I’m sure the sailors will come up with a stern approach to life without urinals.

  77. zyconoclast

    The US Navy has never recovered since Captain Queeg retired.

    Did somebody say strawberries?

    BTW another great movie.

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m sure the sailors will come up with a stern approach to life without urinals.

    Over the side to leeward, surely?

  79. srr

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9h9 hours ago

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

  80. marcus classis

    Makka
    #2521385, posted on October 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm
    Millennial sooks on the Shiloh get a voice and do what – whinge.

    Yawn.

    Perhaps in this individual’s case.

    But Obungholer gutted the US military’s leadership, specifically targeting operationally effective combat experienced men and promoting democrat affiliated politicians-in-uniform and suchlike, while gutting the infrastructure and maintenance budgets.. The impact has been very bad. Why do you think Trump brought Mattis in?

    he’s “REMF-culling”

  81. Neil

    The expensive housing can be sheeted home to state governments.

    Yep. Same goes for electricity. Just look at SA. The person who said Howard is responsible for expensive housing and electricity is demented

  82. Makka

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public

    This is the same guy who we were told could never get those overgrown black crybabies in the NFL to respect their flag or their anthem. Well he didn’t even have to. Their bosses have done it for him.

    So talk of licenses will no doubt be taken seriously, I imagine.

  83. Boambee John

    Crossie at 1850

    Then Trump should do some firing or retiring of his own and promote those he likes.

    In the late 1930s, FDR jumped Colonel George Marshall ahead of around 400 more senior officers to be Chief of Staff of the US Army.

    Trump needs (with help from Mattis) to find good mid level officers and promote them in all four services.

  84. Snoopy

    I’m sure the sailors will come up with a stern approach to life without urinals.

    1. Put seat down.
    2. Take careless piss.
    3. Leave seat up.

  85. jupes

    Surely boobsgate needs it’s own thread

    Also Sinc should put it up as the cover photo for the blog.

    There are actually two issues with the boobsgate. One is the police investigation, the other is the reaction of the AFL. Both will be spend days / weeks and probably months investigating this.

    Note that this is for the heinous crime of posting a picture of a semi-naked torso online. I kid you not.

  86. Snoopy

    Note that this is for the heinous crime of posting a picture of an anonymous semi-naked torso online.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    The AFL fired two blokes for having a root.

  88. Top Ender

    1. Put seat down.
    2. Take careless piss.
    3. Leave seat up.

    The Toilet Police would like to see you at 0300 hours, thank you.

  89. Makka

    But Obungholer gutted the US military’s leadership, specifically targeting operationally effective combat experienced men and promoting democrat affiliated politicians-in-uniform and suchlike, while gutting the infrastructure and maintenance budgets.. The impact has been very bad. Why do you think Trump brought Mattis in?

    I don’t dispute any of that. This however is a skipper on a front-line warship, not one of the Kenyan’s effeminate Rear Admirals shining his arse in the Pentagon drawing a big fat salary for doing SFA. These whiny millennials ,having a bitch in a survey ,will also be shitting bricks when they see their first blister and required to work 20 minutes past their coffee break time. I don’t envy his task in turning them into battle ready sailors fit for and able to win a hot confrontation.

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Toilet Police would like to see you at 0300 hours, thank you.

    And there will be time and money taken up by instilling the correct use of the unisex toilet, and the Yank Navy will protest in the only way they can – complete their obligatory service, and claim discharge at the earliest possible opportunity, and the swivel chair hussars who came up with this piece of fvckwittery will be writing each other memos as to why retention rates are so low…

  91. Makka
    #2521493, posted on October 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm
    This however is a skipper on a front-line warship

    The source escapes me at the moment, but recently a link provided by a Cat led me to a withering critique of US Navy training compared to that conducted in the UK.
    The author, an American naval officer, did an exchange to the UK and was blown away by the superiority of training in the British navy.
    The implication was that recent collisions could easily have been caused by poorly trained officers.

  92. Makka

    The author, an American naval officer, did an exchange to the UK and was blown away by the superiority of training in the British navy.

    Not surprising , given the legacy of Her Majesty’s Navy that produced the worlds most accomplished navigator and at one time ruled the world’s oceans. Throwing this skipper under a bus is just too easy.

  93. cynical1

    The AFL fired two blokes for having a root.

    Yeah well, they were rooting women.

    Each other would be ok.

  94. marcus classis

    This however is a skipper on a front-line warship, not one of the Kenyan’s effeminate Rear Admirals shining his arse in the Pentagon drawing a big fat salary for doing SFA.

    Again, that might be correct in this case.

    but it might not be.

    The politicians-in-uniform did not start off as admirals eight years ago. They were Captains and Commanders in the patron-client structure of an existing politician-in-uniform.

    The left works on patron-client structures. They find and recruit into them very early, down at junior officer level, usually a JO who’s known to be from a ‘friendly’ democrat family, a friend’s son etc.

    The left does nepotism like a junkie does meth.

    He could quite possibly be one of them. Not saying he is, not saying this is not a case of a whiny SJW.

    Am saying that after 8 years of Hussein O’goatrooter, there has been massive corruption of the US military by that scumbag and his hulking great tranny.

  95. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Welcome home, Calli. When we came in from Tahiti there were about four big planes in at once. Immigration wasn’t too bad with the digital recognition finally working after years of stuff ups, but the customs sytyem was as screwed as ever. They’d decided to guide people into ‘things to declare’ and ‘nothing to declare’ lines with a stupid designer-designed neon bar system which everybody misses or misreads, and lines were queing everywhere with no-one knowing which was which and everyone getting cross about it, including the people hired to shepherd people into the right lines because the signage was so awful. It certainly doesn’t work when the place is crowded. Have they axed it yet? I gave it about two weeks.

  96. Top Ender

    Old School, might not be the right article, but this one we discussed recently was interesting:

    InMilitary: Thank you, sir, for sitting down with us and giving us your time. As you’re painfully aware, there have been a number of at-sea incidents lately, most notably the two separate collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain with merchant vessels. Sailors’ lives have been lost. There are conspiracy theories of Russian spoofing of GPS and other nonsense. Our most pressing question is: Why is this happening now and with such frequency?

    Captain F: First, the big picture. The nation, like every nation, has to balance guns and butter. Just a fact of life. Limited resources and unlimited requirements, needs and wants. Congress and the executive branch must lead that discussion based on the threat and the capabilities of the required force to meet those threats.

    After each war, although they do not term it as such (actually, they did after the collapse of the Berlin Wall), there is always a great deal of pressure to provide a “peace dividend” – or more precisely, to move funding from the military to social projects. I have been through two significant drawdowns in my service from 1974-2003.

    IM: The first drawdown was after Vietnam?

    Captain F: Yes, the first came after Vietnam when the Navy drew down from a high of about 900 ships – about 700 at the end of the war – down to under 500 ships. Additionally, the civilian leadership decided to shift from a conscription policy to an all-volunteer force.

    On top of that, there was significant unrest in the country after the war, things like the civil rights movement and the country was divided politically. Impacts of that shift in mentality meant that we were dealing with a different breed of young men that were coming into the service.
    It was mandated that we accept into the service a certain number of individuals who had a low aptitude for service, including those that were intellectually challenged, had drug use problems, and so forth. To a large extent, we became something of a social experiment.

  97. Makka

    Am saying that after 8 years of Hussein O’goatrooter, there has been massive corruption of the US military by that scumbag and his hulking great tranny.

    I know all of that marcus. It’s not fking news.

    “Again, that might be correct in this case.

    but it might not be.

    Damn straight. So sinking an officer to keep a clutch of nappy wetting millennials happy and off their twitter accounts shitcanning the USN seems just too convenient.

  98. GerardO

    Maybe the Iranians should torpedo the urinal-free ship?

  99. johanna

    Senile Old Guy
    #2521224, posted on October 12, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    And some twit, writing on the ABC, says this:

    The World Cup has displaced the Olympics as our national barometer of global stature.

    Bollocks. Most Australians do not give a toss about soccer.

    What is this thing described as a “national barometer of global stature?”

    It’s gibberish. The ABC, once a role model for clear and grammatical English, is now at about the level of Twitter.

    I love how lefties are always talking about how we are a laughing stock or a disgrace or something in the eyes of the world when they don’t like something. Fact is, 99.9% of the world’s population know little or nothing about Australia, and care even less.

  100. Makka

    Don’t worry Tony, I’ve got your back;

    “Statements by Tony Abbott suggesting that climate change is “probably doing good” are different to his opinion while he was prime minister and it is up to him to explain why he has changed his view, Julie Bishop has said.

  101. Snoopy

    Julie Bishop has said.“

    And she was ignored in cabinet? It’s a mystery.

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    Julie Bishop has said.“

    A fantastic, and withering rebuttal Julie. Waiting for those Cabinet gurrrls to pipe up in furious agreement.

  103. Cyber attack on Defence sub contractor was able to breach security of the highest order.
    Internet guest password was “guest”.
    Administrator password was “admin”.

  104. Pedro the Ignorant

    Victorian man who “went missing” a couple days ago has been “found” after an extensive land and air search in the WA Goldfields.

    1. the man didn’t know he was “missing” until a local spotted his vehicle on a bush track.
    2. he is happily continuing his travels in remote WA.
    3. he had spoken to his relatives in Victoria less than 24 hours before being reported “missing”.
    4. he is driving a huge 4WD with trailer and has plenty of food and water.

    His idiot family in the Victorian town of Apollo Bay should be sent the bill for all the police time, fuel and aircraft hours expended for no reason.
    Luvvies probably believe that there could not possibly be areas of Australia that are not covered by mobile phone networks. The horror!

    What a time we live in.

  105. candy

    Julie is very fond of Malcolm. They are a team of longstanding. All those cabinet meetings leaked to Peter Hartcher and Mark Kenny to destabilise TA. They have a history and she is very loyal to Malcolm Turnbull. You can see in Question Time how fond she is of him, warm glances and being simpatico.

    It must have been hard suppressing that when TA was PM.

  106. H B Bear

    Watching the 6pm news Shit Happens is reporting that the reason the Liars post-election review has been buried is that is shows the Liars would have one the election if they didn’t have an accused rapist and union hand-puppet as leader. As the cool kids say, awks, particularly as the morally deficient stooge is still there.

    Of course none of this matters as the election winning machine that is the Waffleworth Coalition Team is so far behind the Liars with a primary vote beginning with a 3 that even this despised individual can get up.

  107. Being banned by Twatter is a hoot.

    In vengeance, my responses to Labor royalty have been absent niceties.

    I’ve gone the full Cat on them, and it is liberating.

  108. pete m

    i need another mammary reminder / morale booster- someone post those richmond sweeties pls

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    His idiot family in the Victorian town of Apollo Bay should be sent the bill for all the police time, fuel and aircraft hours expended for no reason.

    Excellent idea.

  110. candy

    My view on the girl with the breasts picture is that if she worked at a strip club, more than likely she has a drug problem, as most strippers do, and this is the job to get money and support family/children as well.
    It’s really awful.

    She may not be in that category and is just getting money as a student. I’m a prude, but I think to make a lot of a picture of a quite young woman – with no face in the picture – just breasts, she may have done that and thought better of it later because it would be awfully demeaning to be known as a picture of well formed breasts with no face, no head not, just breasts.
    Sorry, I’m a prude.

  111. Snoopy

    she may have done that and thought better of it later because it would be awfully demeaning to be known as a picture of well formed breasts with no face, no head not, just breasts.

    After those magnificent breasts anything else revealed will be all downside.

  112. C.L.

    Gillard blames everything wrong with the world on Brexit, Trump and white men:

    Julia Gillard believes we are living in an “age of anxiety” that affects not just individuals but entire communities and nations, and is partly fuelled by “political convulsions” such as Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and “fake news”.

    Delivering the Annual Hawke Lecture in Adelaide yesterday, the former prime minister praised Bob Hawke’s legacy and said Australia needed to draw on his approach of “consensus leadership” to address anxiety, depression and suicide.

    “It is commonplace now to analyse contemporary politics as being shaped by high degrees of community anxiety,” Ms Gillard said. “Certainly, events like Brexit and the election of Trump show there is a backlash, those hit and hurt by change want to lash out.

    “Think of the circumstances of unskilled or semi-skilled Western white men. Challenged by economic change, the gender revolution and the migration of people, culture and ideas, every reality they thought they could rely on has given way beneath them.

    “Anxiety is an understandable response. Add to this the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and the ability of individuals to exist in self-reinforcing bubbles of opinion divorced from facts, and it all is a recipe for even more anxiety — not to mention anger.”

  113. entropy

    CL, the lack of self awareness is strong in this one.

  114. Crossie

    Julie Bishop has said.“

    Can I get a “This is brilliant”?

  115. Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9h9 hours ago

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

    Mmyes, and then he went on Hannity, the biggest partisan hack on TV.

  116. Snoopy

    CL, the lack of self awareness is strong in this one.

    Is it that or merely shameless dishonesty?

  117. John Constantine

    Giving Julia slush-lard Beyond Blue as a personal slush fund is a Catch-22 example of how their corruptocracy runs this once great country.

    In modern Zimbostralia, the vice department runs vice, the ABC department runs Truth, the schools run Sodomy.

    And their Julia is responsible for obsolete and deplorable male suicide rates.

    When do the Clinton crime family give the bribe money back?.

  118. Crossie

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9h9 hours ago

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

    Mmyes, and then he went on Hannity, the biggest partisan hack on TV.

    Ooh, the one guy who would give him a fair go. How despicable?

    As for the tweet, his voters will agree with it. The Left may have Antifa and the pussyhats but Trump has Twitter.

  119. Crossie

    When do the Clinton crime family give the bribe money back?.

    We can all kiss those millions goodbye. At least the $100M that bought Julia’s doctorate was spent on an Australian university.

  120. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9h9 hours ago

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

    Someone should remind Trump of the 1st Amendment.

    This is stupid.

  121. John Constantine

    According to signed conventions, Australia is to have internal combustion engines banned long before 2050.

  122. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    i need another mammary reminder / morale booster- someone post those richmond sweeties pls

    here ya go

  123. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Gillard blames everything wrong with the world on Brexit, Trump and white men:

    How very Venezuelan of her.

  124. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    According to signed conventions, Australia is to have internal combustion engines banned long before 2050.

    They’ll take my internal combustion car only prying it from my cold dead hands.

  125. Joe

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

    Someone should remind Trump of the 1st Amendment.

    This is stupid.

    The license for frequency is an artificial construction by government. It is not subject to the second amendment.

  126. max

    Private health cover rates go up and up and up and up again.

    People stop paying.

    Govt response: sign up the young because they don’t need it.

    That’ll work.

  127. Joe

    Of course that should the be the FIRST amendment.

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh help. Hairy is still taking seriously this expedition idea seeded to him a drunken Aussie to go to the Masai Mara to see ‘da migration’. He’s just called me in to see a website he’s found that is spruiking a five-star ‘luxury’ holiday, ten days in tents ffs and no aircon, with just canvas and a probably disinterested tour leader who hasn’t reloaded his gun, where they promise ‘a plethora of big cats’. Get that? A plethora of them. With only canvas between you and their interest in dinner.

    I am hopeless on geography. He says we fly to Tanzaneer. Where’s that? Who flies there?
    How likely are we to be taken hostage and me given a burka? Or eaten. On a scale of 1-5.

  129. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Mmyes, and then he went on Hannity, the biggest partisan hack on TV.

    Monstie, please, how many times do we need to remind you? gender neutral pronouns only, there’s a good marxist.

  130. pete m

    found it – including the funny one monty posted

    i’m still unsure why the young lass is upset – she’s a knockout and can only help her career

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Man this Weinstein virus is doing what cocaine and AIDS failed too: it is killing Hollywood.

    They are tearing each other apart.

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You still can’t see under those black squares.
    If these assets are ‘assisted’ in size then it’s a very good job. The fall is very natural.
    She could go on ‘pay per view’ and make money around here, given the response from gnlmen Cats.

  133. Infidel Tiger

    The license for frequency is an artificial construction by government. It is not subject to the second amendment

    We don’t issue TV licences predicated on what people say.

    If Obama had said what Trump said we’d all be standing on that negroes lawn with pitchforks and flaming tiki torches.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A plethora of them. With only canvas between you and their interest in dinner.

    I’ve sat in an open safari jeep, with a pride of lions at twenty five yards distance. If you stay seated, then the lions don’t deem you a threat. If you stand up, revealing yourself to be two legged, then you go to the top of the lunch menu.

  135. Fisky

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9h9 hours ago

    Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

    This is Trump’s best work yet! Take the Left’s hatred of the 1st Amendment, and shove it in their faces.

  136. Fisky

    Every cultural institution in the US is being toppled and discredited in the eyes of the people!

  137. Fisky

    Does anyone seriously believe that the main pillars of Leftist power, Hollywood and the media, would be getting destroyed like this if it weren’t for Trump? No way.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am hopeless on geography. He says we fly to Tanzaneer.

    It used to be the British colony of Tanganyika. Before that, it was German East Africa. I am sure that a “memsahib” such as yourself, will be able to assert herself with grace and dignity.

  139. Fisky

    Obama didn’t need to come out openly against his opponent’s constitutional rights like Trump, that’s what his goons in the IRS were for.

  140. Crossie

    It is still incomprehensible to me how anyone thought that Julia Gillard would be an ideal leader of Beyond Blue. I didn’t think she was fit to be the the Prime Minister and majority of Australians thought the same. As we all know, she became the PM courtesy of the Greens.

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He was told by a drunken Aussie. Keyboard totally ignored the ‘by’ part.
    He’s not a drunken Aussie himself.
    Well, not often anyway, and when in his cups he reverts to Irish.
    Searching YouTube for The Holy Ground. And singing along.
    Foine girl you are, a refrain sung with enthusiasm to me.
    I don’t mind that bit. 🙂

  142. C.L.

    Wow. I see Weinstein is contagious.
    Left-wing icon Ben Affleck’s career now on hold.
    And anti-Trumper Jimmy Kimmel in serious trouble.

    ‘Put Your Mouth On It’…

  143. pete m

    Trump’s point is that if they use a licence in breach of its terms they need to be held to account and not cowered from

    go Trump!!

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am sure that a “memsahib” such as yourself, will be able to assert herself with grace and dignity.

    Tents in the African wilds may not bring out the best in me.
    A Rondavel (?) in a private game park in Kruger terrified me witless when the lions roared through and at least it was made out of bricks.

  145. C.L.

    Gillard has used Beyond Blue to wage an ideological war on white males.
    Note once again that feminists repeatedly define men as “white men.”
    That’s because they regard brown and Asian men as honorary women.

  146. JC

    Fisk

    I don’t get why the Pravda on 42nd street ran with the story right now. Why now?

  147. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The park was attached to Kruger.
    I even went for a short walk there, staying fairly close to the man with the gun.
    The place was rather good inside their great hall, trophy animal heads and skins everywhere.

  148. Crossie

    Watching Chris Kenny and Miranda Devine reminded that we currently have five former Prime Minister which is historically unique.

    Oddly enough the Yanks have five former presidents still living.

    What does this tell us? That egotists are the longest lived?

  149. Snoopy

    ‘Put Your Mouth On It’…

    Who said leftists don’t understand comedy?

  150. Siltstone

    E (Lizzie) B
    “…go to the Masai Mara to see ‘da migration’.
    Not been. Mate went with 2 kids and missus. Raves about it. Want one of your eloquent reports when you return (please).

  151. Crossie

    Wow. I see Weinstein is contagious.
    Left-wing icon Ben Affleck’s career now on hold.
    And anti-Trumper Jimmy Kimmel in serious trouble.

    ‘Put Your Mouth On It’…

    All I can do is laugh at Jimmy Snivelling Kimmel.

    Karma is a bitch.

  152. Infidel Tiger

    Update – 9:30 p.m.: After nearly a week of silence former Vice President Joe Biden condemn Weinstein, telling an audience Wednesday at the New York City Anti-Violence Project that “it is long past time for the powerful men in Hollywood to speak up … because silence is complicity.”

    “While we have made progress together, we know that violence and the abuse of power still persist today,” Biden said. “We’ve recently seen that in stark relief in the disgusting conduct and behavior of a very powerful figure in Hollywood. A man who had power over scores of women and their careers. He abused that power in a disgusting and immoral way.”

    This dude apart from having a child groping problem, worked with Ted Kennedy for 40 years.

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From the front page of tomorrows Oz – the Department of defence has paid out over a MILLION FVCKING DOLLARS for sex change operations for soldiers.

  154. Crossie

    That’s because they regard brown and Asian men as honorary women.

    True. And the little Soutphommasane is too stupid to work it out.

  155. Infidel Tiger

    Tell you one thing, I’ll be watching the Oscars for the first time in 20+ years next year.

    That is going to be hilarious.

  156. Snoopy

    From the front page of tomorrows Oz – the Department of defence has paid out over a MILLION FVCKING DOLLARS for sex change operations for soldiers.

    Some deadshits need to lose their nuts over this.

  157. C.L.

    Good Lord.
    Joe Biden condemning groping now?
    Just look at this – totally ignored by the media:

  158. Crossie

    From the front page of tomorrows Oz – the Department of defence has paid out over a MILLION FVCKING DOLLARS for sex change operations for soldiers.

    How could we expect anything else when there was Kate McGreggor, Tony Abbott’s fair weather friend, as the best advertisement for the gender confused to join the military?

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Julia Gillard would be an ideal leader of Beyond Blue.

    Imagine being gently counselled by that voice. Aversion therapy, you’d get better to avoid it.

    —————–

    Hairy now tells me the Masai Mara is in Kenya but da Tanzaneer migration starts moving north to Kenya. Apparently there’s a tour that leaves from Nairobi that’s easier ta get to.
    More flights. Lotsa muzzies.
    Now Botswana is on the agenda once more, he wanders in again to say.
    Oh noes. Now he wants to go afterwards to Tel Aviv and do a 12 day tour of Israel.
    With Ethopian Airlines (NO!), staying a couple of nites in Abbis Abba, a very strange place, he says.
    I’m sure. I’m beginning to think I may not exactly be raring to go on this trip.
    He’s been trying to get me to Israel for years. Personally, I could cheerfully just go to the Dordogne and stay with our friends again, and then hop over to my friend in Greece with the kids for month while he does what he does. I gave up adventures when I turned thirty. Now I like to read in aircon comfort with new towels and sheets daily and shop in nice places when I travel.
    And keep out of danger.

  160. Crossie

    Infidel Tiger
    #2521605, posted on October 12, 2017 at 11:26 pm
    Tell you one thing, I’ll be watching the Oscars for the first time in 20+ years next year.

    That is going to be hilarious.

    Yeah, me too though it’s a long time between now and Feb/Mar. That lot are good at erasing anyone out of history and act as if something never happened. Just think what they tried to do to scenes in old movies where people smoked. Hollywood leaves the Soviets in the dust.

  161. Fisky

    Tell you one thing, I’ll be watching the Oscars for the first time in 20+ years next year.

    That is going to be hilarious.

    They absolutely have to get Ricky Gervais as MC.

  162. GerardO

    Soros payed for my sex change, FYI.

  163. Motelier

    Our Riccardo is kicking goals on twitter.

    For those cats who either don’t follow him or if you don’t do twitter.

    Read and enjoy the cutting sarcasm like I do

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Some deadshits need to lose their nuts over this.

    I’m just remembering the sleeping bags that were complete rubbish, if you wanted a decent one, you purchased your own, the packs that held a spare pair of socks and your shaving gear, again, if you wanted anything that did the job, you brought your own and the issue running shoes – Dunlop Volley’s. Good for a game of tennis, but fvck all good for serious running. Now there is money for sex – change operations. Suffering Christ!

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For those cats who either don’t follow him or if you don’t do twitter.

    I don’t do twitter. Can somebody ask Ricardo what his thoughts are on Defence spending a million dollars on sex change operations for soldiers?

  166. Crossie

    Now I like to read in aircon comfort with new towels and sheets daily and shop in nice places when I travel.
    And keep out of danger.

    Lizzie, I know what you mean. When the kids were young we camped at Lake Keepit for two summers in the 80s so now I think I earned the cruises and nice hotels.

    There are some places that are just too iffy so we avoid them. Africa is not on my bucket list and most of Asia. South America maybe in parts. Antarctica and the Arctic regions are currently the Holy Grail for grey nomads.

  167. Motelier

    ZK2A

    Pour youself a glass and click on the link. Enjoy.

  168. Snoopy

    Antarctica and the Arctic regions are currently the Holy Grail for grey nomads.

    When you no longer have the body for the beach……….

  169. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2521603, posted on October 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    From the front page of tomorrows Oz – the Department of defence has paid out over a MILLION FVCKING DOLLARS for sex change operations for soldiers.

    What?
    Peeps keep saying this place is f…d.
    Now I believe it.

    Did someone already posted about the M1 Abrams getting an Israeli designed self defense shield called the Trophy? cost 300K/tank

    I think Zyco did but not sure, I got the feed on my timeline as well.

  170. Crossie

    I’m just remembering the sleeping bags that were complete rubbish, if you wanted a decent one, you purchased your own, the packs that held a spare pair of socks and your shaving gear, again, if you wanted anything that did the job, you brought your own and the issue running shoes – Dunlop Volley’s. Good for a game of tennis, but fvck all good for serious running. Now there is money for sex – change operations. Suffering Christ!

    Well of course. Didn’t someone say that diversity is our strength rather than battle readiness?

  171. Crossie

    Snoopy
    #2521623, posted on October 12, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    Antarctica and the Arctic regions are currently the Holy Grail for grey nomads.

    When you no longer have the body for the beach……….

    On those tours everybody looks like a penguin.

  172. DrBeauGan

    It’s Tanzania, not Tanzaneer, Lizzie. You obviously don’t have your autofuckup on.

  173. squawkbox

    From the front page of tomorrows Oz – the Department of defence has paid out over a MILLION FVCKING DOLLARS for sex change operations for soldiers.

    Wouldn’t object if it included the costs to turn Chrissie Pyne into a man

  174. C.L.

    Joe Biden – see 1.02.
    Disturbing:

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Night, all. I’m retreating onto the front verandah with a good book and a decanter of Scotch. A million dollars for sex change operations.

    Fvck Me Swinging. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, closing down now. Out.

  176. Chris

    rom the front page of tomorrows Oz – the Department of defence has paid out over a MILLION FVCKING DOLLARS for sex change operations for soldiers.

    Wouldn’t object if it included the costs to turn Chrissie Pyne into a man

    A simple lead drench would reduce costs.

  177. Mark A

    JC
    #2521640, posted on October 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

    The 80k luxury truck, fmd.
    https://apnews.com/de7ce72d2c5c44f0aa386ba03e49217c/US-pickup-truck-buyers-demanding-more-luxury

    Very nice they are. My brother is a builder, I don’t think he’d go for heated steering wheels and massage seats, with a tiny cargo area.
    Why, you coudn’t fit a wheelbarrow in some of them.

  178. squawkbox

    Quite. And WTF do these monster truck salesmen mean by ‘4G wifi capability’? What’s the difference between linking one’s own 4G cellphone to the vehicle’s sound system, which virtually every vehicle on sale today can do?

  179. C.L.

    Today’s trucks and pick-ups are for pansies.
    My dream truck at the moment.
    These FJ45s with US-style tray are very rare in Australia.
    I love them.

  180. C.L.

    Oh dear.
    Bill and Hillary Clinton ‘haven’t been speaking for months after he tossed her hand-wringing election book in the TRASH’.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are not speaking to each other after a blazing argument over her election book, it has been claimed.
    The former President threw a manuscript in the trash after Hillary ignored his advice not to publish it, according to author Ed Klein.

    Worst memoir ever.

  181. The American people threw her in the trash last November.

  182. squawkbox

    If I was Bill, I would now be seriously worried about becoming one of the Clinton’s ‘Arkan-cide’s.

    Carrying the torch for a conveniently dead husband’s legacy is a much better political option than publicly battling with a much more charismatic and successful spouse who clearly despises you.

  183. Oh come on

    The 80k luxury truck, fmd.
    https://apnews.com/de7ce72d2c5c44f0aa386ba03e49217c/US-pickup-truck-buyers-demanding-more-luxury

    Hey, Ford’s tried this before, way back in 2002 with the Lincoln Blackwood, a super luxe pickup that cost USD50k+ (15 years ago! Which must be more than 80k in today’s money).

    Ford figured there was a market for a luxury pickup with a massive towing capacity that could haul around yachts and double horse floats and the like with aplomb. IIRC, the tray was plush carpeted, had a solid metal electric tilt-lift tonneau and LED strip lighting. So very much aimed at the Hamptons set.

    Unfortunately, Ford didn’t calculate that these uber-rich horse and boat owners who were supposed to buy this deluxe pickup actually left the logistics of carting their toys around to their staff, who had little use for an ultra-luxury pickup with a rear tray that was near-unusuable for practical purposes. It was discontinued within a year.

  184. Oh come on

    The US$52,500 Lincoln Blackwood from back in 2002. Hey, my memory’s not bad:

    The truck bed was built as a trunk, with a power tonneau and plush carpeting. The box was manufactured from plastic composites but lined with stainless steel. The exterior of the bed featured aluminum pinstripes over artificial burled black wood.

    Classy.

  185. srr

    The Unpersoning of Harvey Weinstein
    Computing Forever

  186. BrettW

    From The Oz

    “The ABC will have to disclose the identities of its highest-paid stars by the end of next month, after a request from the government”.

  187. Mark A

    Oh come on
    #2521661, posted on October 13, 2017 at 1:25 am

    The US$52,500 Lincoln Blackwood from back in 2002. Hey, my memory’s not bad:

    Just as you said, peeps who can afford it don’t need it for the designed purpose, and those who can’t afford it don’t want it anyway bc. it’s practically useless.
    Leaves wankers, to buy them.

  188. srr

    The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group
    PragerU
    Oct 12, 2017
    The Southern Poverty Law Center bills itself as a watchdog of hate groups. But is this just a cover for its true aims? Journalist and author Karl Zinsmeister explains.

  189. Robber Baron

    Australia is lost. Catholic hospitals have more muslim patients than any other religion, our defence force attracts “weird o sexuals”, our academic institutions attract marxists. This is only enabled through taxes. We obviously have way too much tax revenue for any of this to be a priority.

    We have lost our moral compass.

    It’s time to cut and run.

  190. srr

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago

    The Fake News Is going all out in order to demean and denigrate! Such hatred!

  191. Ubique

    Just back from two weeks in the UK visiting mum.
    Manchester Airport is a seedy industrial cess-pit. A good place to play “spot the indigenous Briton”. More beards and dishdashas getting about than downtown Baghdad. Inefficiency and officiousness everywhere.
    Annoying at Dubai Airport to have to queue endlessly for security checks even though you’re just catching a connecting flight and have never left air-side.
    Arriving home, Perth Airport was a model of cleanliness and efficiency by comparison. We were off the plane, bought duty free booze, through immigration, collected bags from the carousel and then through customs inside 30 minutes. Well done Perth Airport!

  192. srr

    MORNING WITCH HUNT Retweeted
    Dinesh D’Souza‏Verified account @DineshDSouza Oct 11

    SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL DEPT: Shouldn’t the @FBI open up an investigation of [email protected] & sexual predation in Hollywood?
    _____________

    What, and have the mother load of slime all cackle “pizza” maniacally again until the world grovels to them once more … see, how it works is you memory hole Weinstein, white knight the grown, rich, powerful and loved women and continue turning a blind eye to those who make their killing keeping up the supply of children for the ‘star makers’ … 👿

  193. srr

    Twitter Suspends Weinstein Whistle-Blower Rose McGowan

    ‘There are powerful forces at work’

    Actress Rose McGowan at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour. McGowan was promoting the Showtime Networks Inc. new Original Picture ‘The Killing Yard.’ The tour was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Pasadena, CA., Thursday, July 12, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Rose McGowan was informed Wednesday that her Twitter account has been suspended as the actress continued to speak out against Harvey Weinstein and others for their sexual misconduct.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/rose-mcgowans-twitter-account-suspended-there-are-powerful-forces-at-work/
    ____________________

    See, because they can’t ERASE EVERYONE in ‘The Business’ who’ve cackled ‘pizza’ at anyone who’s tried to clean it up. There would be no more business. No, just offer up one sacrificial big nob, and ‘move on’, that the deal, that’s how they continue to play. When it gets too hot, throw some shade, fell a giant … 👿

  194. srr

    Deadline, Variety, Hollywood Reporter Circle Wagons to Protect ‘Buttman’ Ben Affleck

    Good faith searches reveal that, as of this writing, nowhere on the home page of either Variety, Deadline, or the Hollywood Reporter will you find a headline with the words “Ben” or “Affleck.” How is this possible in a news cycle where Hollywood’s Batman is being dubbed “Buttman” due to a whole new round of groping allegations?
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/12/deadline-variety-hollywood-reporter-circle-wagons-protect-buttman-ben-affleck/

    BOMBSHELL: WEINSTEIN BOARD
    KNEW ABOUT HARVEY’S PAYOFFS IN 2015
    (WHAT ABOUT DISNEY?)

    In 1997, Disney owned Miramax, which Harvey and Bob ran. If that settlement was made using corporate dollars, which seems even more likely given what we know now, how can Disney claim ignorance?

    As Breitbart News reported Wednesday, the possible corporate liability for both Disney and The Weinstein Company is only diminished by the possibility of a public relations nightmare the likes of which Hollywood has never seen.

    Which is why the wagons are being circled…

    Which is why what is almost certainly happening right now is what happened over the last three decades. Only now, instead of Harvey Weinstein using carrot (advertising dollars, opportunities, access) and stick (advertising dollars, opportunities, access) to kill negative stories and investigative journalism, Disney and Warner Brothers (the studio behind Buttman’s upcoming blockbuster Justice League) are probably leaning on everyone.

    The system never changes.

    The system is the system and always will be the system.

    Harvey was washed up, used up, an aging hasbeen. So the system settled its scores against Harvey, but only after he was of no use to them.

    But Disney and Warners are still powerful, can still make you rich. So the system protects them just like it did Harvey when he was powerful and could make you rich.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/12/bombshell-weinstein-board-knew-about-harveys-payoffs-in-2015-what-about-disney/

  195. Mark A

    Ubique
    #2521670, posted on October 13, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Just back from two weeks in the UK visiting mum.
    Manchester Airport is a seedy industrial cess-pit. A good place to play “spot the indigenous Briton”. More beards and dishdashas getting about than downtown Baghdad. Inefficiency and officiousness everywhere.

    Feel your pain, but it’s self inflicted I’m afraid.
    First they needed workers for the mills then opened up for immigration from the colonies.
    Made their bed, let them lie in it.

    Strange it may sound, I trust eastern Europe and Russia to stand up to the muslim invasion.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    Strange it may sound, I trust eastern Europe and Russia to stand up to the muslim invasion.

    Tend to agree.
    We are spending some time towards the Eastern part of Europe at the moment, and there is a refreshing lack of sad faced North African gentlemen touting and scamming in the squares (ala France and Italy) and very few towel-ish headdresses.
    It seems the more skirmishes they have had with the Moozleys over the centuries, the more wary they are.

  197. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2521490, posted on October 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    The AFL fired two blokes for having a root.

    With each other?
    I thought they were all for that sort of thing.

  198. JC

    Jack Dorsey is a king size douchebag. Discuss.

  199. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #2521683, posted on October 13, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Strange it may sound, I trust eastern Europe and Russia to stand up to the muslim invasion.

    Tend to agree.
    We are spending some time towards the Eastern part of Europe at the moment, and there is a refreshing lack of sad faced North African gentlemen touting and scamming in the squares (ala France and Italy) and very few towel-ish headdresses.
    It seems the more skirmishes they have had with the Moozleys over the centuries, the more wary they are.

    I’m based and working out of Vienna 6 months of every year, I’m afraid John III Sobieski and his troops wasted their lifes and blood protecting Vienna by defeating the Turks.

    They managed to get in through the back door. With the new election coming up this week there may be a chance of stemming the tide, but no way of reversing it. The muslim students in Vienna are outnumbering the local catholic students in schools already.
    True Vienna was, is and prolly will be a mixture of different nationalities but it rules Austria, and no matter what the different states want they will be over-ruled.

    As you said, it’s a breeze of fresh air when I have chance to visit the Czech republic, Hungary or specially my fav. Poland.
    PS, I do not speak a single word of Polish other then thank you or good day, but they speak good German or English
    PPS, I think the Turks are overplaying their hands in this election.

  200. Mark A

    Appreciated Tom, thank you.

  201. Tom

    Jack Dorsey is a king size douchebag. Discuss.

    1. He’s the only one of the tech douchbags (Spacechook, Google/Youtube, Twitter) who isn’t censoring political content he doesn’t like.

    2. Donald Trump is making him a bazillionaire.

  202. Tom

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii · 2h2 hours ago
    Unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 44 years; meanwhile, according to #FakePolls, America HATES the man responsible.

  203. Mark A

    Jesus, nearly half past 5 and nobody about?
    Is it only Tom and me holding fort?

  204. Mark A

    Well it’s night for me and it’s night for him.

    I never got the meaning of that, if any Cats would oblige I’d be grateful.

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    Beauty is underneath the eye of the beholder.

    Nose hair extensions become latest beauty trend

    The pictures are…strange. I think there’re a lot of people with too much time on their hands.
    Or noses.

  206. Half past 4, but anyway.

    Btw, why did the NYT start on this Winestine dude? Did he try it on with the editor’s missus or something?

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    What a million bucks a day get you from BOM…

    They’re going on strike. Tim is on the case:

    LET’S SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT WITHOUT ANY WEATHER

    Apparently they haven’t had a pay rise for four years. Which is only a quarter as long as global warming hasn’t been happening.

    I love the tweets of support from the Vic Trades Hall and Friends of the Earth. Perfect!

  208. Mother Lode

    It is still incomprehensible to me how anyone thought that Julia Gillard would be an ideal leader of Beyond Blue

    Law was out of the question and she didn’t have many options.

    It was either that, or modelling AFL premiership medals.

  209. John Constantine

    Trump to exit unesco.

    Headline on msm this morning, along with ‘julie bishop stinging attack on Abbott.’

    Sky put it:

    “Don’t you just like that? first the enviroment, then unesco, now obamacare”

    [ but the words were spat out, and not in a positive way.]

  210. Gab

    Instead of mouthing off about how men ignore her pearls of wisdom, Julie Bishop is doing what to get Dr Ken Elliott released from al-Qaeda?

  211. feelthebern

    Can’t believe that insurance in the US can’t be sold across state lines.
    In some ways, the US is so 19th century.

  212. Baldrick

    More winning …

    The United States has announced it is withdrawing from UNESCO, the UN’s cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington describes as bias against Israel.
    ‘This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organisation, and continuing anti-Israel bias,’ State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday.
    The withdrawal of the US, which provides a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, is a severe blow for the Paris-based organisation which began work in 1946 and is known for designating World Heritage sites such as the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and the Grand Canyon National Park.

  213. feelthebern

    I don’t understand why the FBI is getting involved with Weinstein now.
    Surely they would have known about this.
    Or do they just pick & choose what they investigate depending on media outrage?

  214. It depresses me, that the waddling fatarse is not being pursued by vicpol for crimes against the dictionary.

  215. John Constantine

    Has their julie bishop rushed to Paris yet, to sign a binging committment for australian taxpayers to make up the slack in unesco funding caused by Trump walking away from Stalinism?.

    “That’s simply brilliant, julie bishop.”

  216. OneWorldGovernment

    Wind Power is sooo good that you could run Canberra on it with nothing else

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/minnesota-mischief.php

  217. Geriatric Mayfly

    Take comfort Lizzie. If the lions cannot see your head they will not attack. You might after all have horns. On my first trip we slept under mosquito nets on the banks of the Zambezi, with large cat sound effects providing a little night music. I became addicted to this ‘living on the wild side’ and have been back to Africa many times to expand the experience. Those tented safaris, can be quite luxurious and pricey. Permanent lodging sites are restricted because of environmental concerns. If the order comes through from Government, a tented site can be removed immediately, if mismanagement comes to light.

  218. The United States has announced it is withdrawing from UNESCO

    Trump may yet save us all. Leftists, like terrorists, disappear without funding.

  219. Julia Gillard believes we are living in an “age of anxiety” that affects not just individuals but entire communities and nations, and is partly fuelled by “political convulsions” such as Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and “fake news”.

    She’s confusing cause with effect.

    On purpose. Another day, another false narrative. A liar to her very bones.

  220. stackja

    The UN was an idealistic vision for a better world. Then realism intervened.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t understand why the FBI is getting involved with Weinstein now.

    Squirrel.

    Congressional investigators meet ‘a lot of resistance’ from FBI, DOJ on anti-Trump dossier (Wednesday)

    The FBI and Justice Department have turned down or ignored every request since March from the House Intelligence Committee seeking information about the controversial anti-Trump dossier, according to a review of congressional records by Fox News.

    Records show the committee has made eight such requests, including subpoenas, in that time period.

    Congressional investigators have met “a lot of resistance,” committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News.

    But the GOP lawmaker seemed to indicate public scrutiny and congressional pressure may spur movement on the issue. “These are crucial questions related to Congress’ oversight responsibilities. … We hope we’ll soon be on the path to getting the information we need,” he said.

    Asked for comment, the Justice Department’s principal deputy director of public affairs, Ian D. Prior, said: “The materials requested involve extremely sensitive law enforcement information. We have been working with the committee and have had a productive dialogue with an aim towards ensuring it gets what it needs while addressing our concerns.”

    Yep, sure is “extremely sensitive law enforcement information”. All those FBI and DoJ swamp critters who are facing 20 years in the slammer are sure to be extremely sensitive about it.

  222. srr

    Sean Hannity 10/11/17 – Hannity Fox News Today October 11, 2017
    PRESIDENT TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW

  223. John Constantine

    If todays united nations were fighting the Korean war back in the fifties, the south would have been crushed in weeks and president kim would now reign a Korean peninsula united under totalitarian Stalinist dystopia.

    Fed and subsidised by united nations programs.

  224. srr

    Gatekeepers Exposed
    James O’Keefe
    and Stefan Molyneux
    Oct 12, 2017
    Project Veritas and James O’Keefe have recently published undercover video exposing significant bias at the New York Times and questionable newsfeed “cultivation” at YouTube – raising serious ethical questions related to the involved companies. James O’Keefe joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the recent undercover video releases, the strange response from the New York Times, absurd claims of impartiality from biases mainstream media outlets, the use of lawfare to suppress honest journalism and what is coming next from Project Veritas.

    James O’Keefe is an award-winning journalist and the founder and President of both Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions. O’Keefe is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy.”

  225. Tel

    Does anyone seriously believe that the main pillars of Leftist power, Hollywood and the media, would be getting destroyed like this if it weren’t for Trump? No way.

    Their hypocrisy has been pointed out many times, and doesn’t usually bother anyone.

    Probably what Trump demonstrated is that you get better results pushing back than you do with attempts at polite negotiation and compromise. Once that’s understood, it takes on a life of its own.

  226. min

    Tingle ,standing in for Barry on our ABC this morning ,awarded Tony Abbott the wooden spoon for the week because of the line in his speech about goat sacrifices to the Volcanoes gods. Personally I thought it was a great analogy as shiny mirrors and windmills have done as much for lowering Temps as the goats did appeasing volcanoes gods. It is a pity she did not examine what he said more closely and argue his statements throughout . Perhaps she had and found everyone had research to back them up.
    Ihave started to quote peer reviewed research when I argue the case eg Tzue et al 2015 along with 15 others found that sun activity strongly influenced climate change since the Holocene period. They are then left to argue the research .

  227. min

    Harvey and never having non consensual sex. What a stronzo !
    At uni as a mature age student my professor put the hard word on me ,however enough experience to knock him back and still get top marks. How do you think young girls could have handled it fearing retribution re marks.? This was back in the days when there was no sexual harassment in law. He eventually was sacked when it came in years later so serious serial offender like Weinstein.

  228. alexnoaholdmate

    Monty on Wednesday:

    The travel ban thing is um… do you mean the one where SCOTUS dismissed one case because the previous ban expired last month, but a hearing on the new ban is due next week? But you declare victory! LOL.

    Today: the Supreme Court rules not only to remove the case from the upcoming docket, but also rules 8-1 to vacate all lower court decisions restricting Trump’s travel ban.

    Rakes ahoy!

  229. Tom
    #2521704, posted on October 13, 2017 at 4:55 am
    Unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 44 years

    Yet Paul Murray last night didn’t challenge labor’s Linda Scott when she criticised Pres. Trump for failing on the employment front.

  230. Top Ender

    MORE than a quarter of eligible Northern Territory prisoners declined to be released on parole in 2016, rather than risk breaching their conditions and facing extra jail time.

    Well, three free meals a day and various facilities are not to be sneezed at.

    (NT News print edition)

  231. Top Ender

    Socialist Moaning Herald columnist Jenna Price banging on about gender equity and why we should be glad the Oz Post now-departed boss was paid mega-bucks:

    Here’s a riddle.

    Q: What does it cost to achieve pay equity in an organisation?

    A: $5.6 million

    That’s what Ahmed Fahour earned a year as chief executive officer of Australia Post. And his legacy is worth far more than that to the women at Australia Post, which this week reported a zero gender pay gap for the first time across the enterprise.

    BUT

    Fahour changed that at Australia Post, across an organisation that employs 34,000 people. While we were all critiquing his remuneration package, he instituted processes that included the removal of employee names from job applications to avoid unconscious bias, and purposefully recruited more women into senior and operational roles.

    So on the one hand he removed gender-bias, but on the other hand he deliberately went around gender-bias, to create more gender-bias?

    Wherever he has gone to, can he go further away?

  232. Monty on Wednesday:

    The travel ban thing is um… do you mean the one where SCOTUS dismissed one case because the previous ban expired last month, but a hearing on the new ban is due next week? But you declare victory! LOL.

    Today: the Supreme Court rules not only to remove the case from the upcoming docket, but also rules 8-1 to vacate all lower court decisions restricting Trump’s travel ban.

    Rakes ahoy!

    Watch, monty will be very busy today. He might have to give the kids a bath and therefore unable to comment.

  233. Gab

    So on the one hand he removed gender-bias, but on the other hand he deliberately went around gender-bias, to create more gender-bias?

    Wherever he has gone to, can he go further away?

    Did that idiot Jenna Price happen to mention that the former AustPost CEO was male and received five times more salary than his successor, a female? No? Shocker!

  234. Tel

    So on the one hand he removed gender-bias, but on the other hand he deliberately went around gender-bias, to create more gender-bias?

    He somehow managed to recruit and mentor a whole bunch of women without knowing their names or anything about them. Hmmm, clever.

    I doubt those “zero pay gap” figures add up, when the male CEO was getting approx 5x what the current female CEO is getting and when their statistics for women in executive positions is 37.7 per cent (35.4 per cent) and given that it’s illegal to actually women more than men for the same job… there must be something tricky with the calculation on that “pay gap” business. I would like to see the spreadsheet.

  235. Rabz

    As a customer, KSA sucks arse.

    Mosquebourne airport (or at least the domestic terminal) is just as bad if not worse – and there’s no quick cheap commuting option into the CBD, which Sydney at least has with the rail line.

  236. notafan

    Really Australia Post doesn’t have more women taking maternity leave and more women working part time?

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